The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 20

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Heavenly Jerusalem, destination of our spirits and eternity (2).” New Jerusalem is the destination of our life journey, the eternal resting place of God, and our sweet home. New Jerusalem is also the destination of our spirits because it has the presence of the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit. It’s the most precious and the best. So precious that the Lord will surely come to receive us, and we shall meet Him in the clouds. It shows how He longs to see us! In eternity, we will deeply enjoy Him and love Him even more.

Message

The heavenly Jerusalem is the destination of our journey. Therefore, we need to be clear about our destination, our goal, and our direction in life. The Lord will bring us to the destination of our journey—New Jerusalem. It’s eternal dwelling place of God, our sweet home. Our whole person, including our spirit, soul, and body, will reach this final destination.
We will visit the people outside of the city and help them. These people are real humans. They will continue to multiply, and soon the worlds of love will fill the universe. We will be the most glorious ones and the Lord’s precious witnesses. We will oversee these people, and help them to learn about God’s love. They will not sin when they know deeply about God’s love. The sufferings we endure now are preparing us to become kings, so that we will rule with God in eternity.
The heavenly Jerusalem is also the destination of our spirits. Earlier, we mentioned how Hebrews chapter 4 talks about “drawing near to the throne of grace.” In chapter 12, it says that we have come to the heavenly Jerusalem among other things. The Book of Hebrews is a conclusion. It tells us that New Jerusalem is the final destination of our spirits. There we will enjoy the presence of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is our goal and final destination of our spirits. It’s impossible for us to have any higher aim or better destination than God Himself!
New Jerusalem is not merely a city. Its core is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and us. Of course, we can’t be separated from God because the church is the closest to the Lord, united in one spirit. Our lives are deeply united with Abba and the Lord. This love relationship is the deepest. One day we will reach the final destination of our life journey, New Jerusalem.
We are pilgrims who “run with endurance in the race that is set before us.” (Heb. 12:1) Now we are running the last leg of the journey before the Lord’s coming! What are we running towards? New Jerusalem! He will come to receive us. It’s so precious that the eternal Lord, the infinite One will leave His throne to receive us in the clouds! We are so precious! A lot of people admired Enoch and Elijah because they were taken up to heaven. However, neither Enoch nor Elijah was taken to heaven in the same manner as we will be. The Lord will come in person to receive us. Indeed, we are very blessed. We should be humble, yet, we also need to recognize the truth—how He loves us and how important we are in His heart. The Lord does not want to delay his coming by a single second. He will come in person to receive us. He wants us to know His heart, that is, He desires us and longs to meet us face to face as soon as possible.
In the last chapter of the Bible, the Lord says three times that He is coming soon. To do what? To receive us! This is the Lord’s love desire. In addition, on the night before His crucifixion, the Lord prayed, “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am.” (John 17:24) He also said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:1-2) One day, when we follow the Lord to heaven, will we be surprised to find out there are no rooms for us? He said, “I go to prepare a place for you.” Just as a groom will prepare a place for the bride, the Lord will for sure prepare a dwelling place for us as He promised. The beauty of this place is beyond measure. No mansions on earth can be compared to it.
It’s so precious that God wants us to set Him as our final destination. In eternity, He wants us to enjoy Him more and more deeply. Our love for Him will continue to increase and overflow. Even though now we already love Him with all our heart, in eternity, our capacity will increase and we will love Him more. This is our destination!

Series 20

The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

Message Date: 2020-03-28

The Lord desires us to come before Him and draw near to Him. God is the most joyful, therefore how joyful it must be in the heavenly Jerusalem! In the Book of Hebrews, God tells us again and again to come before Him without fear. The Lord Himself is the way: He died for us and solved the problems of our sins. He opened a new and living way for us to go boldly into the most holy place, so that we could live closely with Him. We must be clear about the purpose of our life, our direction and destination. The Lord is bringing us to the heavenly Jerusalem, our eternal sweet home, and our dwelling place. This city in heaven is the destination of our spirit. Its centre is Abba, the Son, the Holy Spirit and the church; there is nothing beyond this peak.
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The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)

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The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)

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The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence

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The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)

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The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

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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)