The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)

Series 11

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2).” Psalm 110: 4 is very precious. The Father has sworn to make the Lord our eternal High Priest. The oath shows God’s determination, including that the Lord had to be a man forever, and that He had to bear our sins and die for us. Moreover, it lets us know that He will be responsible for our life forever. The oath also tells us that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit all endured the suffering of the cross. This Psalm tells us that God will not change His mind, and He guaranteed that all this will be done. Indeed, we are the love dream of the Father and the Lord. We need the Lord to be our priest, to help us to know God continually. We are surrounded by the infinite love of the Father, the infinite love of the Lord and the infinite love of the Holy Spirit.

Message

Psalm 110:4 is the eternal words of God. (Of course the whole Bible contains eternal words of God.) It reads, “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.’ ”
All priests in the Old Testament eventually died. The part of the verse that says “After the order of Melchizedek” indicates that the Lord lives forever. From the Book of Hebrews, we know that the Lord is more excellent, exceeding Melchizedek in many aspects. Moreover, the covenant that the Lord established is more excellent, because it’s an eternal love covenant between the Infinite One and us. The Lord came and brought forth something excellent–the Son of God was to be our priest, and He was to live for us forever.
When God swore, it showed His strongest determination. The Father told the Lord, “You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” These words are stunning. When the Father made the Lord our priest, it also meant that the Lord had to be a man forever. Because we sinned, the Lord had to bear our sins as a man. He is the mediator between God and man. To be a priest forever requires the Lord to be a man forever. He also had to die. This oath by the Father indicated that His Beloved Son would die. I want to call your attention to the fact that the Father was very willing? to endure the pain of the cross. When the Lord was nailed on the cross, the pain endured by the Father and the Holy Spirit was unimaginable by man. The Lord’s suffering was also the Father’s suffering. This oath represented the guarantee from the Father that He would surely carry out this plan.
The love and oneness of the Trinity God is unfathomable by man. We are the love dream of the Lord. This love dream of the Lord is also Abba’s love dream for His Beloved Son. And for this love dream, Abba has given us to His Beloved Son as the most compatible darling. Abba desires to give us to His Beloved Son because our union with the Lord satisfies the Lord the most. The Lord revealed this secret on the night before His crucifixion. In John chapter 17, the Lord mentioned seven times that we are the ones given to Him by the Father. The Lord explained the reason for the Father’s action: the Father has loved Him before the foundation of the world. Speaking about this seven times shows His great delight towards this love gift from Abba. His love desire is to forever be with those whom the Father gave him – that’s you and me. . He wants us to see His glory and enjoy this glory with Him. I think, in eternity, both the archangels and the four living creatures will admire us. We are the most precious gift the Father could have given to His Beloved Son. Abba knows the Lord’s love dream the best. For His Beloved Son, Abba also has this love dream. The oneness of the Father and the Lord is truly amazing.
Abba knew so well that the Lord was eager to become a man forever because of His love dream, and He knew that the Lord also desired to become our priest, in order to remove all barriers and fulfill this love dream. Abba loves the Lord and desires to prepare us for the Lord. It’s similar to a father on earth, who finds the best spouse for his son. Of course the father-son relationship on earth is different from that of Abba and His Son. The oneness of the Trinity God is very beautiful.
Simply put, the Lord became a man and a priest for us forever, and He solved the problems of our sins. Moreover, He helps us to fully enjoy Him and Abba; He lives forever and continues to make known the Father. Just as what the Lord said the night before His crucifixion, He came to the earth to make known the Father’s name, and He will continue to make it known till eternity, and He will open His heart to us. It’s so precious that the Lord is our priest forever. In fact, we need Him to be our priest forever. It takes God’s very own work so that we may know God Himself and enter into His love and glory. The Holy Spirit was also sent to do this work. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are One.
We are surrounded by the infinite love of the Father, the infinite love of the Lord and the infinite love of the Holy Spirit. The Trinity God has endured a very stunning process. Though He knew that being our priest meant that He had to die and endure the cross, the Lord was still joyful to endure all for us. In John, we see that the Lord treasured to be sent by the Father, as He spoke about it many times. The Songs of Solomon makes it clear to us that He leaped over the mountains to come to the earth. This is truly precious!

Series 11

The Preciousness of the Letter of Paul to Philemon

Message Date: 2020-03-01

The letter of Paul to Philemon is very beautiful and touching: Paul, an old man, appealed to Philemon for a servant named Onesimus. In the letter, Paul mentioned that Onesimus was his “very heart”, and whatever he owed Philemon, it was to be charged on Paul’s account. Likewise, the Lord is our high priest, asking for God’s grace for us. The debt that we owed was so huge, but the Lord bore it all for us. He even takes care for our whole life till eternity. The Father set the Lord as our high priest forever by an oath; the Lord was willing to come to accomplish His and Abba’s love dream. The garment of the high priest was very special; in particular, the precious stones on its breastplate symbolized that we are the Lord’s “very heart”. Being our Beloved, the Lord became the high priest so that He could completely solve all our problems.
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The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon

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The most profitable; the most accepted.

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Charge That to My Account

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The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)

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The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)

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We are the Lord’s darling love

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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)