Love Encounters

Series 8

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Love Encounters” The Gospel of John records many people’s personal encounters with the Lord. No matter how bad one’s situation was, when they encountered the Lord, there was always a turning point. For example, in John 8, a woman who had been caught in adultery was brought to the Lord. The situation was really terrible. But it’s so precious that the Lord said, “Neither do I condemn you.” The Lord knew that for Him to say this, He would have to die for our sins. He also said, “And from now on sin no more.” He really gives us great hope. Today, we can enjoy a similar personal love encounter with the Lord.

Message

I treasure the Gospel of John a lot, because there are many personal love encounters (interviews) with the Lord. Raise your hand if you have ever gone for an interview. I believe all of you who are working have been to interviews. It’s so precious that this eternal Lord, the infinite One, has personal love encounters with each one of us. The Gospel of John specifically records some of them. Some of the situations were really terrible, and yet, the Lord changed them. It’s precious that all of them are personal. These examples show us how to enjoy our personal love encounter with the Lord.
John 8 talks about the woman who had been caught in adultery. Can you imagine how miserable and ashamed she must have felt? The people asked the Lord what to do with her. They wanted to stone her to death.

John 8:3-11
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery.
Indeed this alone was very shameful for the woman.
Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such woman. What do you say?” This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him.
Then what did the Lord do?
Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
If you want to know what the Lord wrote, you can ask Him in the future. I think He will tell you.
And as they continued to ask, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” And once more He bent down and wrote on the ground.
I don’t know what the Lord wrote. He might have written down the sins those people committed, or other more precious things.
But when they heard it, they went away one by one,
At least these people had self-awareness. Nowadays, a lot of people aren’t even aware of their own situation. These people in fact admitted that they were sinners.
and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
After all the people left, the woman could have left as well. But at that moment she found love. She was left alone with the Lord.
Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.”
What the Lord said afterwards is very precious.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”
We know the Lord’s love towards us. Yet, it’s hard to have any words that are more precious than what the Lord had said, “Neither do I condemn you.” The Lord’s words gave me great comfort, since I’ve suffered a lot from accusations. The Lord knew that for Him to say these words, He had to die for our sins. If the Lord was not prepared to be crucified, he wouldn’t have been able to say this. The Lord loved her and had to die for her. He didn’t condemn her. He wants us to be saved, not condemned; but for us to be saved, He had to die. His last sentence was very precious: “Go, and from now on sin no more.” It gives us such great hope. He’s the glorious Saviour. He died for us so that we could sin no more. What a great hope He has given us! We can sin no more. I was so touched when the Lord said He did not condemn. So precious that He died for us, and asked us to take this bread and drink from this cup.

Series 8

During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

Message Date: 2020-02-02

During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the eternal covenant of love that He set with us by His blood. Moreover, he set up the break-bread meeting for us to remember Him. The Lord values both the new covenant and the break-bread meeting so much; He especially revealed about that evening to Paul. Prior to His crucifixion, the Lord explained in depth the content of the new covenant during the last supper. We can clearly compare from what the Lord said in John chapters 13 to 17, to the four blessings of the new covenant.
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The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood

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The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most

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Love Encounters

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the second and third blessing

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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)