Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life

Series 10

Episode 2

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life.” In John 17, the Lord prayed that He had already accomplished the work that the Father gave Him to do. The Lord’s victory on the cross glorifies the Father, and causes us to treasure Abba. The Lord died on the cross so that we may have eternal life—to know Abba and the Lord. Paul said that it is a surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus—to know God in experience, to be drawn by God and have fellowship with Him. Eternal life is to know Abba and the Lord, which greatly pleases Abba and the Lord. May we enjoy eternal life every day.

Message

The Lord’s love desire is for us to have the love with which the Father has loved Him in us. In John 17, the Lord talked about His life on earth, and how He was sent by the Father. He accomplished the work the Father had sent Him to do, and He was going back to the Father. When the Lord talked about His work on earth, He already foresaw His victory. The Lord was glorified on the cross, and at the same time, He also glorified the Father. The glory, beauty and love of the Father are so great that He deserves to be glorified continuously. The Father is glorified so that each one of us will greatly treasure Him.
The Lord desires that the love with which the Father has loved Him be in us. Therefore, we need to continuously enter deeper and deeper into the Lord’s love, as well as the Father’s love. The Trinity God is exceedingly beautiful. The infinite love union among the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit is marvelous. Not only are they united, they are one. The cross manifests the exceeding glory of God, which we will not be able to fully understand, even till eternity.
The Lord told us what eternal life is. “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3) The crucifixion of the Lord has brought us many blessings. First and foremost, He gives us eternal life. It’s the desire of the Father and the Lord that we have eternal life. Paul regarded knowing and experiencing God a surpassing worth. Not just hearing about God, but it is also our treasure to have a personal experience with the Father and the Lord.
Paul regarded knowing God in experience the most precious. Paul was so glorious because he deeply experienced the Lord. David was the same. From the Book of Psalms we see that he drew near to God and deeply experienced Him. Nowadays, we should experience the Lord even more. To me, experiencing God is the most precious in my life. The Bible will not be mistaken. Paul said this is his treasure with “surpassing worth”; and likewise it is mine. I believe it is also your greatest treasure. Nothing on earth can replace such experience. Indeed, you know clearly that there’s nothing as precious on earth!
We are experiencing eternal life now on earth. When the Lord returns, the experience will surely exceed all that we have experienced in our lifetime. We will experience God in eternity. This blessing alone is indeed marvelous. Both the Father and the Lord are in great joy when we are drawn to God, and having deep fellowship and love interflow with God.

Series 10

Enjoy Being Heart to Heart with the Father

Message Date: 2020-02-23

John 17 records the Lord’s prayer to the Father, which disclosed the deepest desire of the Lord and the Father–that we could deeply enjoy the love with which Abba loved the Lord. Right at the beginning of His prayer, the Lord mentioned the fruit of the cross, which is eternal life. This is our greatest treasure, our personal firsthand experience of knowing Abba and the Lord. The Lord came to the earth to manifest Abba’s name, so that we could experience Abba and live in the boundless love with which Abba loved the Lord. He mentioned multiple times that it was the Father who sent Him; He treasured that Abba had sent Him to become a Man, to be born for us, and to die for us. All these that happened among the Trinity God are so astonishing! Abba chastised and forsook His beloved Son because of our sins, so that the church could appear. Today, the Lord praises the Father in the midst of the congregation. We should worship Abba, pay attention to being heart to heart with Him every day.
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The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts

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Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life

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The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name

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The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son

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Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father

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The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast