Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 2

Episode 6

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts”. It’s so precious the Holy Spirit by the truth works in our hearts, leading us into all the truths. The Holy Spirit also sanctifies us by the truth. When we focus on listening and considering, our spirit will transform to be more beautiful, just as the daughter mentioned in Psalm 45. Every day we need the Lord’s fresh words in our hearts. Our spirit is the most precious in the whole universe. The Lord desires to speak in our hearts. Therefore we need to protect our minds, not be disturbed, and wholeheartedly enjoy Him.

Message

In John 14:25-26, the Lord says “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” John 16:12-13 reads, “ I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth.” It’s so precious it says here that He guides us into all the truth. John 17 mentions that we are sanctified by the truth. It’s so important that the Lord speaks to us. It is not just by us reading His words or singing the hymns that we can experience Him; we need to give Him time and space. It’s very important that He works in you so that the truth is bright and clear in your hearts, and that you see the Lord is very real, and so is His personal love for you. He opens your inner eyes to truly know the Father. Then you can be sanctified. It is not just by the truth or what the Bible says alone, but you need to let Him affect your spirit. That’s why the daughter in Psalm 45 is more beautiful when she listens, and the king will desire her beauty.

And look at Moses. When he was on the mountain, he was face to face with God. God spoke to him, and his face shone. And Stephen’s face was like the face of an angel. In Psalm 45, it says, “Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear.” You can really hear it, and that is to let His words affect your heart. When you consider and meditate, you let His words, the truth, influence your heart. We worship by the truth. So when you sing the hymns, you are not just singing, but you should enjoy the truth that touches you. The truth sanctifies you. How? The Holy Spirit opens your eyes to see the truth more vividly and you experience the Lord Himself appearing to you. He becomes very bright, clear and real before you. His love is also very real. All these will affect your heart. Your heart will be sanctified. When you know that He and the truth are so real, you will surely love Him more than all things. He opens your inner eyes. Therefore, sanctification is not just by truth alone. It is also by the Lord through the Holy Spirit speaking to you again and again. The words from His mouth are fresh every time, and it’s like me speaking to you now.
So, every day we have fresh new experiences. And every day we need God to speak to us. As David said, if God didn’t speak to Him, He was like the dead. David had Moses’ words or those from others. However, having His words doesn’t necessarily mean that He is speaking to you. For example, when nonbelievers read the Bible, they don’t experience the words influencing their hearts. The words just go through their brain. For Christians, how much they experience depends. Some might not give enough time or space to the Lord to speak to them. On the other hand, some people’s surroundings are too noisy, which affects the quietness in them. For instance, when you are on the bus and other passengers are talking loudly, the quietness in you will be disturbed. Reading the Bible in such an environment is also disturbing. But when you wear earplugs, you feel quiet. Today, I also had to wear earplugs because those sitting behind me were talking and affecting me. Once I wore earplugs, I heard no noise and I felt quiet. So, we need to avoid environmental noise.

Besides outward noise, there may be inner noise like your thoughts, memories, or things that you have watched. For instance, after watching a boxing match, your mind is filled with those scenes. When you draw near to God afterwards, these thoughts or scenes may pop up in your mind and distract you. You need to force yourself to focus. Therefore, we should not let any unnecessary things affect us in our daily life. You know it’s bad when you are disturbed by it. Whatever cannot help your relationship with the Lord but harms you, you should be sensitive and don’t let it continue to affect you. Don’t let your heart be caught up or lured away from the Lord. Your heart is more precious than all the things in the world. The Lord is most precious and your thoughts and mind are very precious too.

The way we are sanctified is not just by the truth alone, but also by the Lord and the Holy Spirit. In addition, when you draw near to God, the truth will be manifested more because He will for sure respond when you draw near to Him. He will reward those who seek Him diligently. He will speak to you. He always wants to speak to you but do you have time to listen to Him? That’s why in Psalm 45, it says, “Hear, O daughter.” This is the problem of many Christians nowadays. There is fast food in restaurants but you can’t have “fast food” in drawing near to God. You should have a leisure and quiet heart when you go to Him; Don’t rush. God has given you everything. How Abba loves the Lord, He loves you the same. This is how He loves you now, and He will continue to do so. His love for you is told in the Song of Solomon, and in fact in the whole Bible. It’s forever yours. What matters is how much you enjoy it. All spiritual blessings have been given to you! But how much do you enjoy? So, we don’t need to be anxious about what you want to get from God, because all is given to you. All things are yours; it’s how much we enjoy. So don’t be anxious, but remember, you need to enjoy it.

Series 2

Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

Our spirits are extremely important. God desires to do great work to bless the world, but first He must work in our hearts. Elijah, David, John the Baptist, Paul, and even the Lord Jesus, all had their experiences of being alone with God to draw near to Him. I hope that this year we can abide in the Lord always, be heart to heart with Him, touched by Him without hindrance, and take enjoyment in Him. Our spirits do have senses; we truly can feel God, have fellowship with Him, experience Him,and receive His love and words to us. We must listen to God’s words with a peaceful heart, otherwise they will not enter deeply into our hearts. The Bible mentions many times about the importance of having peace: peace is much related to gaining strength, being close to the Lord, being sanctified, etc. A peaceful heart is needed for God to do His work in us. Our spirits need God’s words. We need to give the Holy Spirit time and space to work in our hearts. We desire not only to know the truth and gain knowledge, but that the Lord will open our spiritual eyes, and let the truth shine in our hearts, to affect our hearts to experience the Lord Himself until we are sanctified. Our spirits are the most precious in the entire universe.
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God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts

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To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year

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Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him

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The Importance of Peace

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Our Spirits Need the Words of God

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Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

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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)