How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 4

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord? It is very important to have peace and quietness in our hearts. We need to practice more on how to Behold the Lord and realize that He is in glory, He is everywhere, and He is in our hearts at the same time. Also, we need to know how to live to Him. When we sing, worship, read the Bible and draw near to God, we only need to enjoy the plain content and truths. It is actually not complicated. After enjoying the precious truths, even if we just respond by telling the Lord, “Lord, I love You”, it is already very precious. When you stay before Him and draw near to Him like this, you will enter into a state of only you and the Lord, the Lord and you. This is a face to face experience with the Lord. Song of Solomon 1 says, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!” This is actually the appearing of the Lord described in the Gospel of John. The Lord desires to see our face and to hear our voice the most.

Message

Besides finding a good place to draw near to God, your “inner environment”, that is, your heart’s condition, is also very important: it needs to be quiet and peaceful. A peaceful heart doesn’t mean an empty heart, but a heart that is connected to Him and enjoys no barriers between you and Him. Besides listening to messages, we also need to put them to practice. When you behold the Lord, you also see that your heart is connected to His, and you can sense your own condition at the same time. If you feel something is not right, call to Him, “Lord save me,” and return to Him. Throughout the year, you should be heart to heart with the Lord, and also let Him deeply affect your heart. Then, you will be drawn by Him and will go from glory to glory. Your heart should continually be connected to His, and you should realize that you are before the whole Lord, who is in glory, everywhere and in your heart at the same time. So, when you direct your prayers to the Lord in glory, you also realize that the whole Lord is united to you in your heart.
For example, when you sing “Who Affects the Father the Most” or “Love Like a Rainbow”, there’s no need to think hard for new insight. Just enjoy the plain content in the hymns. You don’t need to burden yourself by thinking, “Oh, how should I meditate the song line by line.” The hymns are actually very much self-explanatory. The content is clear and easy to understand, unlike ancient literature. Although the content is direct and plain, it’s telling us the great and precious love of the Lord. Just enjoy the truths according to what you understand and realize.
When you sing, you are singing to the Lord. You should visualize His heart and love towards you. You only need to enjoy these truths and there’s no need to think so hard. We shouldn’t be looking for new insights, or worry that you are not thinking of the truths enough. This is not about writing a book report, but purely enjoying the truths. Take it as it is. Of course as you mature, you may start to see deeper into the meaning of the content. But for now, just take according to what you can. Enjoy the Lord that is described in the hymn. Your heart is towards Him as you sing. He is loving you as mentioned in the hymns. It’s that simple. Nevertheless, from time to time, you will often gain new insights as He opens your spiritual eyes and touches your heart. It comes very naturally because you are having fellowship with Him.
Hymns are a heavenly language. You are drawing near to Him. You are actually using the content of the hymns to behold Him. You are facing Him and beholding Him. The content from the hymns tell you more about the Lord you are currently drawing near to, and how He is loving you. Just enjoy Him. It is not complicated at all. There’s no need to think so hard. However, He will open your spiritual eyes, and new ideas will come. For me, it’s also very simple. When I respond to the Lord, I’m also enjoying the truths in my response. Your response is very natural. You don’t need to think of many words to say to Him. What is important is that you enjoy the Lord Himself. He is the Lord who is loving you as is described in the hymn, and you are before Him.
Enjoying the Lord doesn’t need many words. Enjoying Him simply means enjoying Him. Let Him open your eyes and lead you to understand more about whatever He wants you to know about Him. But it doesn’t come by you complicating things and thinking hard. Just enjoy the plain truth on its own, and that’s significant enough. Don’t think that it is too simplistic, because you are enjoying the Lord Himself. It should be simple. Even the words in the hymn will eventually disappear, and what is left is only you and Him, He is loving you in this way, and you and Him.
In the quiet time, it is not just being quiet, but your heart is enjoying the Lord who loves you. Your response is often very simple. You may pray, “Lord, I love you” or “Lord, I thank you.” Even without a word, you are responding to Him when you enjoy Him. When you treasure Him, this is already a response. Same when you are attracted to Him. This is our response without words. Even if there’s a verbal response, it can be very simple. It isn’t always just thinking over and over non-stop, or being full of many things in your “meditation”. But remember, it’s about the Lord Himself. He’s loving you and you are having fellowship with Him.
Since my youth, I’ve been enjoying the eternal Lord kissing my spirit. For over 60 years, it’s still unfrogettable, and it’s still affecting me. It isn’t just in the past, but until today, His love is still fresh. What the Song of Solomon says is true; what the Lord said the night before the cross was true: “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them…I will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21) To me, for Him to manifest Himself to me means that He is kissing my spirit. Every day I give thanks to Him for these precious experiences. The Song of Solomon says, “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.” (Song 1:2) This is also true today: this eternal Lord, the Creator of all things, desires to live a love life with me. He not only kisses me but embraces me. You have experienced this also, and I want you to experience it more.
What the Bible describes is all true, and can be experienced! In fact, He desires us so much, to the extent that He asks us to have love interflow with Him. He said, “Let me see your face”: He wants to be face to face with you with no barrier. “Let me hear your voice.” (Song 2:14): Your voice can be verbal, or it can be the response in your heart. It is a love interflow, a fellowship. He leaves peace to us so that all these can come to pass.

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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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)