The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 6

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of “Treasures for the Soul” is The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes. From the Book of Psalms, we can see that the psalmists directed their prayers to God in heaven. The Lord is very real and He will manifest Himself to us. The Gospel of John mentions many times regarding the Lord’s appearings after His resurrection. When the disciples saw Him, they experienced transformation and joy. In all circumstances, if we can see the Lord, our hearts can be at peace, just as David setting the Lord always before him (Ps 16:8), Moses seeing Him who is invisible (Heb 11:27), Stephen fixing His eyes to heaven even in difficult times (Acts 7:55). May we fix our spiritual eyes on the Lord every day.

Message

Psalm 123 says “To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” The psalmist did not pray towards his heart, but towards the One who is enthroned in the heavens.  It is true that God lives in our hearts, but the direction of our prayers should be towards the One who is in heaven. God manifests His greatest glory in heaven and His throne is in heaven. Verse 2 says, “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.” As described in the latter part of this psalm, they had more than enough of the scorn and the contempt of others. The situation was unfriendly for the psalmist and his people. How did they cope with the scorn of others? They looked at the greatest reality, the Lord Himself, and He is the one who would help them.

Let us also read Psalm 25 and observe David’s example. Verse 1…“To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul”.  Verse 15…“My eyes are ever toward the Lord…”. What our spiritual eyes see is very important. This is how David lived His life–His spiritual eyes were always toward the Lord. I doubt that any president or world leader has such a peaceful heart as David had. Though David had to oversee many issues, he was able to maintain a calm and peaceful heart.  Because he always lifted up his eyes to the Lord, he was able to handle many matters effectively.

Let us read from John 14:18. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” (verse 18) He has already come into our hearts. “Yet a little while and the world will see me no more…” (verse 19) Because He has ascended to heaven. “…but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.” (verse 19-20) Today, we can see the Lord with our spiritual eyes. He is real. He also said He would manifest Himself to those who loved Him. (verse 21) The Lord will manifest Himself to those who want to see Him. By our spiritual eyes, we can realize He is real.

John 16:22 says, “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” This is also related to us. When we can see the Lord, our hearts will rejoice. That’s why I asked you to behold the Lord and realize that He is in glory, He is everywhere, and He is in our hearts at the same time. When you look at the Lord,  you should also know He loves you and how He treats you. When you sing hymns, your heart is connected with Him and you desire to worship Him. The contents of the hymns are like pictures, showing you one scene after another how He loves you, and how He’s loving you now. When your spiritual eyes see Him, you will rejoice.

John 20:19-20 says, “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.” You are influenced by what you see. For example, when you see advertisements, you may be attracted by them. Our spirits should see the Lord, not the distractions. What you pay attention to is actually what your spiritual eyes see. What you see affects you so much.

David sought after this: that all the days of his life, he might gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. (Psalm 27:4) Thanks the Lord we are doing today what David did in the past. Every day we sing and worship. We are actually gazing upon the beauty of Abba and the Lord. When we behold Him, we do not just look at the Lord, but we also experience transformation in us. As 2 Corinthians 3 says, “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed…” The Lord works in us and opens our spiritual eyes more. We realize Him more and are transformed into His likeness. As a result, our hearts will be joyous because we are more like Him. The Lord is full of joy and peace. Moreover, we can also be full of His faith, hope, and love.

Stephen fixed His eyes on heaven (Acts 7:55). He fixed His eyes on heaven first, then he saw the Lord Jesus standing at the right of God. The people around him were enraged and wanted to stone him. But in such a situation, his spiritual eye was looking up. Therefore, when we look at the Lord and the truth, our hearts can be at peace. Even in such a difficult situation, Stephen was not affected. He was looking unto heaven, seeing the Lord in glory. When our spiritual eyes see the Lord in glory, we can overcome all circumstances.

Just as Moses, seeing Him who is invisible (Hebrews 11:27) he became unafraid. It made a difference for Moses. David set the Lord always before him (Psalm 16:8). Therefore, his heart was glad, and his whole being rejoiced. Today we also need to do the same. We behold the Lord, realizing that He is in glory, He is everywhere, and He is in our hearts at the same time, and realize we are heart to heart with Him. By doing this, we set Him before us always.

Series 6

Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

Message Date: 2020-01-19

In order to steadfastly live out the life of being heart to heart with the Lord, we must learn to use our inner eyes to behold Him, be aware of our spiritual condition, and to rely on Him to help our spirit to enjoy being connected with Him without any barriers. Besides having a good environment to draw near to God, we need to think of the Lord throughout the day, live out “abide in the Lord always”, “always be with the Lord”, and “still being with the Lord”. When we draw near to God, the most important is to be able to enjoy the Lord and not be disturbed. Therefore, when we are drawn by the Lord, we can stay quietly before Him and enjoy; if we say too much, it may become a hindrance to our fellowship with the Lord. In Psalms and the Song of Solomon, there were times of talking, but there were also times for quieting down. Many Bible passages mention using our inner eyes to behold the Lord. We should set the Lord always before us.
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Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day

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The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

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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)