God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts

Series 2

Episode 1

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, this is Treasures for the Soul. Today’s topic is God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts. God loves us very much, and He wants to use us greatly. He desires to work in our hearts. The time alone with God is really precious. Throughout history, those who are glorious, such as Elijah, David, John the Baptist, and Paul, all spent much time alone with God, gaining abundant insights and enlightenment. There is really nothing more precious than to enjoy the Lord and His love and to love Him back. Our time on earth is short; may we treasure the time alone with God every day.

Message

When I was young, I knew a brother from the Brethren, who once preached in Tibet. He was a man who experienced God. I remembered he said to me, “God’s greatest work is the work in our hearts.” Today, before God does great work, He first works in our hearts. Therefore, if the Lord were to do great work in Hong Kong and the world, or if He were to use you greatly, He would first need to work in your heart greatly. This is also what He wants the most, because He loves you so deeply, with a personal love. God’s will is so glorious, beautiful, vast, unceasing and eternal, with continual impact. His kingdom has no end. But its core is your heart, your spirit. He wants each one of us to be closest to Him and to love Him wholeheartedly. In God’s will, this is the core, the essence of what He wants the most. When our spirit is closest to Him, we will then bear fruits, “for from it [your heart] flow the springs of life” (Prov 4:23). Our heart needs to be affected by Him and His love, so that our heart can love Him the most. With such spirit, we can arise and influence Hong Kong and the world. The work we are doing in Hong Kong does not only affect Hong Kong alone, but it has a chain effect that will affect the world. You can never predict how greatly God will use the people you have saved. Therefore, do not look down on yourself. Each one of us holds the highest position in God’s heart.

Elijah in the Old Testament did not experience death, but God took him up to heaven, with chariots of fire and horses of fire. When the Lord transfigured on a mountain, Elijah also appeared there. But in the book of James, it says, “Elijah was a man with a nature like ours…” (James 5:17). Then, what sets him apart? I think He had much time alone with God. He faced persecution, but he spent quite a long time being alone with God. This is his personal relationship with God. I am not asking you to isolate yourself from people, but if you do not have a deep personal relationship with the Lord and enjoy a world of two with Him, you could not really help people. Rather, you would be affected by others.

David was a man after God’s heart. Although his job as a shepherd seemed lowly and lonely, he enjoyed much alone time with God. In those times, when he had to fight lions and bears alone, I believe he also cried out “Lord, save me!” or “Lord, help me!” He faced all things with the Lord. No one else was there with him. Paul saw the Lord, who was brighter than the sun when He appeared to him. But he still went to Arabia to draw near to God alone and to receive His words. John the Baptist, the pioneer of Jesus, lived in the wilderness until the age of 30. Then the words of the Lord came upon him and he came out to preach.

The Lord might call you in a different way. This is between you and the Lord. But we should be like the Lord, going to the wilderness, the mountains, and quiet before Him. In those days, the population was not as dense. Air quality was better, with lots of open space. But the Lord still went to the wilderness or the mountains, seeking quiet places. From these examples, we see that this is our great need–if we want to deepen our relationship with God. The Lord said it very clearly. He wants us to enter into the inner chambers. “And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:4). Isn’t that very good? Also, “…He rewards those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Your mere action of seeking for a good place to be with Him sweetens His heart. You do it because you want a special place to have deep love interflow with Him. So, He feels delighted. He knows your heart. When we enter into inner chambers, Abba will reward us. You can also read Hosea chapter 2 and see how God would bring Israel into the wilderness and speak to her.

He feels happy that you try to find a good place to spend time with Him. We need to do this often. I cannot live on if I do not spend time alone with God. It would be a great loss. Indeed, it’s the Lord’s grace that since I was a young believer, He has attracted me and I have deeply experienced Him. This is His immense grace. One thing special about me is that I’ve heard and received much from Him firsthand. How else would I be able to share all these precious truths? Moreover, He gave me the spirit of discernment, which required Him opening my eyes and working in me. He let me know what was wrong in the past teachings throughout history. However knowing what’s wrong doesn’t necessarily mean knowing what’s right. For some particular Bible passages, I had prayed over hundreds of times [asking the Lord to open my eyes to understand them]. Such experience of the spirit and of the truth was real. He’s true and living; else all is impossible.

When I write hymns, I rarely sit myself down to purposely compose something. The content of hymns comes from the insights and enlightenment when I draw near to the Lord. I treasure it and want to keep it. And putting it into hymns is a good way to keep it. Just from the amount of love songs I wrote you can see how often I think of the Lord’s love. You will never get bored of His love. Instead, you will be drawn by Him. He’s so good. To this world, I am nobody. However, for over 60 years, the Lord has had fellowship with me. He always desires me deeply. It’s just that sometimes I’m not obedient enough and I find myself not having enough draw near to Him time. After these many years, however, His love is still fresh. I’m not just counting on my past experience with Him. I have true love fellowship and experience with Him. I give thanks for this every day. It’s so precious that He’s indeed my Beloved. “My Beloved is mine and I am His” (Song 2:16). Likewise, He also desires to have fellowship with you. What He gives you may be even greater. I’m the same with you.

Our days are limited. Don’t think that you have more days because you are younger. We actually all have the same number of days remaining on earth before the Lord comes. I deeply believe that nothing is more precious than to love Him. His love is indeed most precious. He loves me unceasingly, even if I ask Him not to. The key is how much we enjoy His love and love Him back. The greatest blessing and treasure is to love Him back. His flame of Jehovah is so wonderful. It’s important that I love Him back.To do so, we must first enjoy Him and His love. I know for sure that there’s nothing more precious in life than to love Him. When you meet the Lord one day, you would feel the same. It’s your treasure that you can love Him and suffer for Him. On the other hand, it’s also very precious that you love HIm in ordinary days. What are the values of doing other things unless you do it out of your love for Him? When you love Him, all the things you do become meaningful.

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)