Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 5

Episode 6

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic for Treasures for the Soul is “Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship”. “Singing and worship” is about having fellowship with God Himself, and drawing near to Him. In other words, God Himself is more precious than the truth or knowledge about Him. When we behold, sing, or pray, we go back to Him through the content, enjoying Him and paying attention to Him. We are not studying or preparing for messages. We turn to Him, being face to face and heart to heart with Him. While we sing and worship, we are continually seeing the preciousness of the Lord more and more. Our response does not need to be complicated. What’s important is that our hearts are touched by Him, naturally flowing forth thanksgiving and love response.

Message

It’s not easy to express the experience of the spirit, but I will try. Let’s take singing and worship as an example. First, we have to sing with our spirits. Of course, we also use our mouths. We don’t need to sing too loudly; don’t let your singing disturb your spirit. What’s important is not how beautifully you sing, but that you sing to the Lord from your heart, and your body is helping your spirit to express it.

When we behold, we see His glory and are transformed. When we sing hymns, we are beholding His glory and beauty through setting the truths before us line by line or image after image, according to the content of the hymns. Each line of the lyrics express how He is towards you and how He loves you. Therefore, when you are beholding, you should have enjoyment, enjoying His love for you . This is also the key about singing; we are not merely singing a hymn.

We shouldn’t complicate things either. I sometimes explain about the hymns in detail, but when you sing, do not focus on trying to absorb all that or go beyond my insights. It’s okay to go beyond, but you shouldn’t be thinking hard, trying to come up with new or deeper meanings. If you complicate things with all sorts of thoughts, you lose your focus on the Lord. You would be thinking more of the things about the Lord rather than the Lord Himself. You might still have enjoyment, but you miss the most important enjoyment–to have fellowship with Him. He is the center; we are to have fellowship with Him, not just to sing or to meditate on hymns. We are having fellowship with Him. We are singing to Him. We are expressing to Him that we treasure Him and the precious truths.

Also, during worship, we deepen our love relationship with Him. So, we need to sing each line from the bottom of our hearts, realizing and visualizing the scenes one by one. You don’t need to think too much. My hymns are very clear and straightforward. You can understand them as soon as you sing them. There’s no need to think, “I don’t understand the meaning behind it enough!” The Lord can open your eyes anytime, and insights will come naturally. In fact, the lyrics themselves are already very deep, inclusive, and powerful; so just enjoy them. We should leave it to Him if He’d like to give you more. Don’t complicate things. It would only hinder your enjoyment. We are having fellowship with Him, not studying the hymns or preparing for “hymn sharings”.

We also don’t need to respond too much. You may find some of my responses long in my demonstration. For those responses in the demonstration, we can also enjoy them sentence by sentence, just like when we are singing the hymns. For example, based on the hymns, when they talk about how the Father swore to set His Beloved Son to be my priest forever (Psalm 110:4), or how the Lord became a Man for me, and the Lord being nailed on the cross, I may respond longer for these truths.

You don’t have to try to come up with even more new insights apart from the ones that you have heard from me. Let them come naturally, as the Lord and the Holy Spirit will speak to you. Don’t try hard to dig out some insights. What’s important is that you enjoy Him and have fellowship with Him. The lyrics themselves are already quite powerful and abundant. He can give you insights anytime. Even to this date, He continues to reveal to me. But it’s not by me trying very hard to think of more new insights. On the contrary, you should enjoy Him, this is the most important, above all things. Your heart has love interflow and fellowship with Him, being heart to heart with Him. It’s about Him. When your heart is most drawn by Him, what He gives to you at that moment is the most precious. It is enough when you enjoy Him and are drawn by Him. It’s sufficient if you can feel you love Him and treasure Him more. We are not just looking for new enlightenments.

When you respond, do not complicate things either, or else it could become a hindrance. As mentioned earlier, I respond longer only for certain parts. Your response should be like when you are singing to Him, sentence by sentence with feelings. Simply put, singing and worship are naturally realizing the truths in the hymns. That’s enough. Nothing more. It’s okay if you want to make use of my responses, but you should treat them like the lyrics in the hymns. enjoying line by line. For example, I respond and pray, “Father, you have sworn and will not relent, for your Beloved Son to be my High Priest forever.” You should say it slowly from your heart, realizing this truth. “You sent Your Beloved Son to be a Man forever for me.” You should realize how precious this is. Of course this one sentence means a lot, but you should just enjoy it as much as you can. Many of my hymns talk about the Lord becoming a Man forever. It’s enough to enjoy whatever you can at that moment. He can give you new thoughts anytime, and He will open His heart. If He doesn’t open His heart, you’ll only be wasting your time trying to think of something. We need to enjoy Him. The enlightenment that I have was not gained by my own effort in thinking hard. Some of them came when I was sharing messages.

You must enjoy Him; for in Him, there are unsearchable riches, wisdom, and knowledge. He will provide for your needs at the right time. He desires a deeper relationship with you and He will continue to open His heart. What’s important is that you enjoy Him and have fellowship with Him.

Don’t complicate it. Otherwise, if you were to spend so much time on each line looking for new insights, and at the end, you would neglect having fellowship with Him. It would be like me talking to somebody who has just handed me an article that he wrote. Then imagine, instead of me talking to him, I was just preoccupied with the article, thinking, “What’s this article all about?” It would also be like somebody who wrote a letter to his lover, but the lover only focused on analyzing the letter and forgot all about communicating with him, neglecting him.

Sing from the bottom of your heart, and respond from the bottom of your heart. Don’t make it complicated. Simply responding with “Thank you” is good enough. You might think it’s too simple, not rich enough, but actually, giving thanks is very precious. It’s important that our hearts are touched by His grace. The Bible says God treasures our thanksgivings. However, your thanksgivings don’t need to be very long. The most important is that your heart is filled with thanksgiving, and you treasure His love for you. It’s that simple. After singing one line and realizing how much Abba loves us, you can simply respond, “Abba, thank you.” Don’t say too much and disturb your enjoyment. What’s important is your enjoyment and your continual intimate love fellowship with Him, being heart to heart with Him.

Sometimes, we say, “Lord, I love You.” Especially after singing the whole song, seeing His love, your heart just flows forth this love response; even for over a minute, you might continue to say, “Lord, I love You. I love You…” This is very good, even if you only say the same sentence. Don’t complicate it. Whatever you say cannot be compared to “I love You”. Of course, you can also say other words that come naturally to you. But keep them simple and don’t distract yourself from your fellowship with the Lord, your enjoyment, or your embrace with Him.

Series 5

Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

Our spirit can indeed worship God deeply. When we experience having love interflow with Him, we will realize His preciousness more. Our spirit will overflow and will never be empty. How should we worship God? We must do so with spirit and truth. The Bible mentions many times about the spiritual eyes. We must use our inner eyes to behold the Lord, His beauty and glory; and learn to behold that the Lord is in glory, everywhere, and living in our hearts at the same time. It’s important for us to be able to enjoy the Lord and be drawn by Him. For example, when we sing and worship, we should sing with our hearts. Also, through the truth in the hymn, we should enjoy the Lord’s beauty and glory, and His love towards us. It is very nourishing to just enjoy the plain truth in the hymn; there’s no need to forcefully think deeper of the content. Just respond to the Lord with the feelings in your heart, and when you do so, you are also enjoying Him. It’s most precious to be attracted by the Lord. The Song of Solomon mentions three times “That you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.” That means in worship, when we are attracted by the Lord, and when our spirit is enjoying the Lord’s embrace, we should not let anything disturb us, even ourselves. Stay longer and enjoy quietly. This will affect us tremendously. We will love the Lord more from enjoying Him and His love more.
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Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him

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How to Worship God with Our Spirit

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Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes

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Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself

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The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”

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Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

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Enjoy Embracing with 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)