Live According To The Holy Spirit, And He Gives Us Life

Series 15

Episode 8

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, in today’s Treasures for the Soul, we will continue with the message series on “Understand how our spirit works and be heart to heart with the Lord continuously.” And today’s topic is “Live according to the Holy Spirit, and He gives us life.” Romans 8: 5 talks about setting our mind on the things of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides us to the Lord so that we can enjoy life and peace. Galatians 5:16-24 talks about “walk by the Spirit” and be “led by the Spirit.” We walk by the Spirit to gain life. All this is related to life. The Lord Jesus is the last Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:45 tells us that He is a “life-giving Spirit.” The Lord is living in us. It’s important that we guard our mind, and experience Him giving us life and providing for us.

Message

Let’s read Romans 8:5, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” Those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. So, what are the things of the Spirit? First and foremost, it is the Lord. The Spirit came to glorify the Lord and the precious truths. He guides us into all the truths. All these truths are related to the Lord. The Spirit brings us to the Lord to enjoy His unsearchable riches. Therefore, our mind is very important. To live according to the Spirit means setting our mind on the things of the Spirit.

Our mind is very important. Are you setting your mind on the things of the Spirit? When you think of the Lord, you are thinking of the things of the Spirit, because the Spirit brings us before the Lord. Romans 8:6 reads, “For to set the mind on the flesh is death…” This doesn’t mean that you are not saved. It means your heart feels as if you were dead, which is the opposite of being alive . Let’s continue the verse; “… but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” In fact, this is your experience. When your mind is not affected by the things of the flesh, but rather is influenced by the Lord, His love, and the things the Holy Spirit guides you to think, then you have peace in your heart, and you feel alive. Your heart is not dull but alive, being normal and peaceful. Galatians chapter 5 makes it clearer to us. What did Paul say? Let’s read verses 16-18: “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”

Here, Paul mentions that we ought to “walk by the Spirit.” This is the same as to “live according to the Spirit” as mentioned in the Book of Romans. The Holy Spirit will guide us. As stated in Romans, the Holy Spirit guides the sons of God. (Romans 8:14)

Let’s continue with verses 19-21: “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Starting from verse 22, it mentions about the Holy Spirit, which brings very different fruit.

Let’s read verses 22-25: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.”

We need to keep in step with the Spirit, to live according to the Spirit. As shown from verses 19-21, we have some ideas about the works of the flesh, and there are still other examples not mentioned in this passage .

Our mind is very important. We see from Romans chapter 8 that we need to set our mind on the Spirit.

How can we overcome all these things of the flesh? There are two things that we must do. First, as Romans 8:5 says, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” Our mind is very important. We need to set our mind on the things of the Spirit. The Book of Colossians tells us that our mind plays an important role in overcoming the flesh. If you don’t guard your mind and you don’t mind the things of the Spirit, you’ll surely fall. Regardless of the many ways you might use to help yourself, they’re not going to work, because you have gone on the wrong path. To win the battle, we must start with our mind. Not only should we guard our mind, we must let the Lord be our life. You need to be heart to heart with Him, enjoy His provision, and let Him be your life. Moreover, we need the Spirit to give us life, because Christ is our life (Col. 3:3-4). The Spirit gives you life and strength.

Galatians makes it very clear that there is no “middle-ground”. When we walk by the Spirit, He will guide us to the Lord, and help us enter into the truths, so that we will see the preciousness of the Lord and the Father. He also makes us truly know the Father, His love towards us, the hope of His calling, and the breath, length, height and depth of the Lord’s love. In addition, the Spirit pours God’s love into our hearts, so that we can experience the love from the Father and the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:45 reads, “Thus it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being;’ the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”

The last Adam is the Lord. He already ascended to heaven. When the Holy Spirit came, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit began to dwell in us. Christ is in us, and He became a life-giving Spirit. Now, His Spirit is in us, and His body, which is a real body, is in glory. So, it’s not His body that lives in us but His Spirit. Paul also said, “The Lord be with your spirit.” (2 Timothy 4:22) It’s more advantageous for His Spirit to abide in us, because we enjoy the indwelling of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit at the same time. He was once by the side of the disciples. But now He has become the life-giving Spirit. He lives in us and gives us life in our spirit. No matter what failure or weakness you might have, as soon as you rely on Him and enjoy His provision, your heart will come alive. Your spirit can rise again. The Lord is living. He abides in us and works in us: He gives us life, strength, comfort, and encouragement. He also teaches and guides us. He is living. 

Series 15

Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

Message Date: 2020-03-13

Faith is to “want” and to “rely on.” Only by faith can we enjoy God Himself. Nothing is more important than to abide in the Lord. When we abide in the Lord, we will surely experience that His word abides in us. The Lord is living in our hearts, and we live with Him; our spirits need continuous provision from Him. Therefore, we must be heart to heart with Him, rely on Him, and let Him be our life; and we must mind the things above. Also, we ought to know how our spirit works, including our will, mind, feelings and other aspects. Then, we will be able to overcome Satan’s disturbances, cooperate with the Holy Spirit, be attracted by the Lord and the truths, and live a life that is heart to heart with the Lord. Episode 1 We can only enjoy God by Faith Episode 2 His words abide in us Episode 3 Live with the Lord Episode 4 Seek the things that are above Episode 5 Understanding how our spirit works: will, mind and feelings Episode 6 Guard and uplift our mind Episode 7 Enjoy Christ who is our life Episode 8 Live according to the Holy Spirit, and He gives us life Episode 9 Understand how our spirit works and be heart to heart with the Lord continuously
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We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith

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His Words Abide In Us

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Live With The Lord

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Seek The Things That Are Above

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Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings

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Guard And Uplift Our Mind

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Enjoy Christ Who Is Our Life

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Live According To The Holy Spirit, And He Gives Us Life

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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)