Enjoy Christ Who Is Our Life

Series 15

Episode 7

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, in today’s Treasures for the Soul, we will continue with the message series on “Understand how our spirit works and be heart to heart with the Lord continuously.” And today’s topic is “Enjoy Christ who is our life.” Colossians chapter 3 tells us that Christ is our life. It means that the Lord, who is in glory, lives in us, helps us in all aspects, and sustains us. Living in us, He is the most influential in our life. He changes us to be the most like Him. This is also the essence of “abiding in the Lord.” But we need to exercise faith, that is, to use our will to choose to turn to Him, think of Him, look upon Him, and rely on Him. When we do so, we’re cooperating with the Holy Spirit and letting the Lord deeply affect us.

Message

The latter part of Colossians is very important. Let’s read Colossians 3:3-4, “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” It’s very important for us to enjoy Christ, who is our life. The Lord is in glory, but He also lives in our heart. We need both of these truths to overcome all things. This is the road to victory.

First and foremost, we must guard our mind. Not only are we guarding our mind to avoid bad thoughts, but so our mind can continuously enjoy the Lord in heaven. David said his soul was satisfied with fat and rich food when he remembered the Lord. (Psalm 63:5) When we think of the Lord, we do not simply think of Him with our brain. Instead, we love Him from our heart and have love interflow with Him. Actually, we are living with Him and our love grows deeper and deeper.

The phrase “Christ who is our life” speaks to the fact that He lives in us. However, it doesn’t mean that He’s living and we’re not. Instead, He is in our spirit and becomes the hope of glory. He provides for us from within us, helps us in all aspects, and satisfies all our spiritual needs. Therefore, it is as though He becomes our life. But He does not replace us. Our spirit still exists. Being in us, the Lord influences our spirit and soul. He causes us to live out His faith, hope and love—the attributes of His life. Since He is our life, He influences us deep down in our spirit. This is also what John chapter 15 means when it says He abides in us. Furthermore, Christ in us is the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27) He is in us to help and affect us. It is as though He is our life. Indeed, this person who’s in your heart deeply affects you and impacts your life. When you live with the Lord, He will influence your life and your heart. Now, you should understand the meaning of “Christ who is your life.” A person may also consider someone else to be really important to himself or herself. But only the Lord is our life. We truly cannot live without Him! He helps and influences us from the deepest part within us. Only when we gain nourishment from Him will we become more and more normal.

You should use your free will to choose to seek the Lord, and use your mind to think of Him. I ask you to behold the Lord. This is a starting point. If you don’t think of Him, how could you pray? You wouldn’t be able to! If you don’t pray, you have nothing, because the Bible says, “You do not have, because you do not ask.” (James 4:2) If you don’t want Him and don’t have fellowship with Him, then you have nothing at all!

Therefore, your mind is very important. It is connected to your spiritual eyes. In the Bible, the phrase “look upon” is sometimes used to express faith. There are other expressions used to talk about faith, such as “rely on,” and “trust in.” You see, faith is not simply agreeing with the truth or acknowledging a fact; it involves trust. Faith is definitely connected to what you see with your spiritual eyes. What is on your mind is the same as what you see; they are closely connected. For example, when you think of the Lord in glory and in New Jerusalem, it is as though you also see Him. What is on your mind cannot be separated from what you see. It’s impossible to look upon Him without thinking of Him. So, we need to choose to seek Him and think of Him. The Holy Spirit also wants us to choose Him, but He respects our free will and will not force us to do so. We should cooperate with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord and guides us into all the truths. But we also need to use our free will to cooperate with the Lord, to choose Him and to rely on Him. Faith is to make a conscious decision to rely on the Lord, saying, “Lord, I rely on You!” This is your decision and it’s very important. We are not robots. Our love for the Lord is real. It’s our decision to trust in Him. I enjoy His love so that I can love Him. We must decide to tell the Lord, “Lord, I need You the most!” This is how you can love the Lord the most. Therefore, saying that Christ is your life is not a vague statement. He is living! He has the greatest impact in our heart, influencing us as he is our life.

Series 15

Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

Message Date: 2020-03-13

Faith is to “want” and to “rely on.” Only by faith can we enjoy God Himself. Nothing is more important than to abide in the Lord. When we abide in the Lord, we will surely experience that His word abides in us. The Lord is living in our hearts, and we live with Him; our spirits need continuous provision from Him. Therefore, we must be heart to heart with Him, rely on Him, and let Him be our life; and we must mind the things above. Also, we ought to know how our spirit works, including our will, mind, feelings and other aspects. Then, we will be able to overcome Satan’s disturbances, cooperate with the Holy Spirit, be attracted by the Lord and the truths, and live a life that is heart to heart with the Lord. Episode 1 We can only enjoy God by Faith Episode 2 His words abide in us Episode 3 Live with the Lord Episode 4 Seek the things that are above Episode 5 Understanding how our spirit works: will, mind and feelings Episode 6 Guard and uplift our mind Episode 7 Enjoy Christ who is our life Episode 8 Live according to the Holy Spirit, and He gives us life Episode 9 Understand how our spirit works and be heart to heart with the Lord continuously
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We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith

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His Words Abide In Us

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Live With The Lord

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Seek The Things That Are Above

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Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings

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Guard And Uplift Our Mind

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Enjoy Christ Who Is Our Life

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Live According To The Holy Spirit, And He Gives Us Life

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)