Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart

Series 4

Episode 1

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic for Treasures for the Soul is “Enjoying God’s Peace in Your Heart.” After Jesus’ resurrection, He appeared to the disciples. Many times He said to them, “Peace be with you!” Jesus gives us peace. This shows that peace is special and important. When your heart does not have peace, you cannot have enjoyment in your spirit. The Lord desires us to have a peaceful heart to enjoy deeply the love fellowship with Him. His desire and longing for us is the reason why He left peace with us. When our hearts are troubled, we need to quickly return to Him. You can pray, “Lord, save me!” He will immediately help you. The peace in our hearts helps us to have a clearer mind and better understanding. We can realize more of God’s guidance and have more insights from Him. 

Message

Brothers and sisters, if the Lord appears to us in the meeting today, can you guess what He will say to us first? Possibly it may be similar to what He said to the disciples. After His resurrection, He appeared and said to them, “Peace be with you!” One day when we see the Lord, we will have eternal peace. While we are still on earth, the Lord left His peace with us. Among so many things He could have given us, the Lord especially gives us peace. Peace must be extremely important. When He appeared to His disciples, many times He said to them, “Peace be with you!” This is the way how Jewish people greet one another. However, the Lord did not just use it for greetings, but He truly wants us to have peace. Mary sat at the Lord’s feet. If her heart had no peace, she would not have much enjoyment. A peaceful heart is fundamental to all spiritual things. If there is no peace, there is also no way to have joy. Having peace in our hearts is the first step. When we have peace, we can have joy and other spiritual blessings at the same time. If we lose peace, we will also lose them all. The Lord knows the importance of having peace. Therefore, He left peace with us.

Indeed, it also tells us the Lord’s desire and His longing. He longs for us to have a peaceful heart to enjoy the friendship and love fellowship with Him. We can deeply enjoy the mutual heart to heart fellowship: we enjoy Him and He also enjoys us! This peace is not just merely a state of peace, but it is His love desire which is the reason behind the peace He gives us. If our hearts are troubled, we won’t have much enjoyment and how can we respond to Him? Therefore, we first need to settle our hearts and make ourselves in harmony with Him. We need to enjoy Him first and then we can respond to Him. The Bible says no one has first given to Him and that it might be repaid to him. When we enjoy the Lord more, He will also enjoy us more. We will give Him more of our love response.

I encourage you to find a good place to draw near to the Lord, to eliminate things that may disturb you. Sometimes, it may be troubles and sometimes it may be other distractions. However, we should be captured by the Lord, His glory and His beautiful heart towards us. Hence, we will be transformed. A troubled spirit ruins our fellowship with the Lord and decreases our spiritual enjoyment. You can shout for joy! When you have peace deep down in your heart, shouting for joy will not disturb your peace. This is the right condition of your spirit. Let us enjoy the Lord more and more. He has already left peace with us.

We need to be aware whether our hearts are at peace or not. If not, the first thing we need to do is to regain the peace. If we do not obey the Lord, we will lose our peace. After we believed in the Lord, our conscience will be more sensitive. Our spirit can feel whether we have a good relationship with the Lord or not. When our spirit is not in condition, we need to return to Him immediately. You can cry out, “Lord, save me!” Faster than a blink of an eye will the Lord save you! When you sincerely ask Him for help, He will not delay! On the day when you repented from your sins and asked the Lord to save you, did He wait for 5 minutes before He saved you? Of course not! The Lord does not want you to continue in the state of failure and distress. He will save you immediately and help you to regain peace in your heart. When you show your willingness to return to Him and to listen to Him, He will give you peace. The Lord truly wants us to enjoy Him. He understands us and knows all our needs.

This peace is in the Lord. You cannot hold unto peace like keeping material things. All the spiritual blessings and riches are found in the living Lord. He is the conclusion of all spiritual blessings. Therefore, when we enjoy peace, we enjoy the Lord and the union with Him. The Bible mentions about the unsearchable riches in Christ. Among all the riches, we need to have peace first. Then the other blessings will be added to us. Usually, we will not just have peace alone. At the same time, we will also feel the joy in our heart and this joy is ever increasing.

John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” Here it emphasizes MY peace. This peace is the Lord’s peace. During that time, He faced much suffering. However, the Lord had immense peace in His heart. He spoke so many words to His disciples. If He did not a peaceful heart, how could he have spoken so many words of encouragement to them?

“Not as the world gives do I give to you.” Certainly, the world cannot give the Lord’s peace to us. Many people may say “Peace be with you!” when they travel. After they have said that, they may not have peace at all. Even if they may have a peaceful and safe trip, it is still not enough. We need peace in our hearts. When we live a life united with the Lord, we are surly at peace. If we lose peace, our fellowship with the Lord will be disturbed.

When you continue to live in Him, you continue to be at peace. Your mind is clear and is not troubled. Nowadays, many people are busy-minded and they find it difficult to focus. Do not think that having a pure and clear mind is foolish and thoughtless. It is not true at all. I hope that you always have a heart to heart fellowship with the Lord. Hence your mind is not occupied with many things that distract you.

There are so many apps in the cell phones today and some apps may be harmful to us, leading us to easily fall into temptations. If we just keep the essential apps but we invest too much time and energy on the phone, is it beneficial to us? Is that what the Lord wants you to to be occupied with? The Lord wants us to consider what He guides us to consider, and to do what He leads us to do. It does not mean that we do not have our considerations. Instead, our mind is more clear and have better understanding. We can realize His guidance more easily. We will gain more insights from Him. We will be more enlightened in Biblical truths.

The Bible says in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. He will guide us in all aspects. When we are close to Him, He will give us good ideas in our ministry. Sometimes, in our ministry, we are confused by many other “voices” in our hearts. We cannot hear Him clearly and may not be so sure about His will. When our hearts are quiet and still, our mind will be clear and there will be no confusion. Our hearts being quiet and still does not mean that our mind is “frozen.” When our hearts are peaceful, He can guide our considerations. He can also help us to realize and enter the truth. We don’t need to think long and hard about the truth by our own strength.

The peace from the Lord is my real experience. I could have peace surpassing all understanding in the most troubled situations. “Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” (John14:1)

Series 4

The Importance of Peace

Message Date: 2020-01-12

After the Lord’s resurrection, He said, “Peace be with you” again and again. The Lord has left us peace, because He knows that without it, it would be difficult for us to have deep fellowship with Him or to obtain any joy or other blessings. On the contrary, when we enjoy peace, we would be able to enjoy the Lord Himself, being heart to heart with Him, and all of His abundance. The Lord wants us to have His peace in our hearts, and He tells us not to be troubled or afraid. We should be aware of our heart’s condition; a peaceful heart is being in harmony with the Lord. To obtain peace, we should practice more to behold the Lord, who is in glory and in our hearts at the same time, and realize that we are being heart to heart with Him. Whenever we feel troubled, ask the Lord to save us. Thus, our spirits can enjoy the Lord’s kisses and embrace with no hindrance, and we are affected by the Lord, going from glory to glory.
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Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart

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Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.

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How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

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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)