The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood

Series 8

Episode 1

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood.” The Lord Jesus laid down His life to establish with us the eternal love covenant by His blood. He also established a life-long love feast, that is the break-bread meeting. We can continue to know the Lord, and be amazed throughout eternity, because the Lord will use eternity to illustrate His love. Hebrews 8 talks about the four blessings in the new covenant, which are the contents of the covenant the Lord established with us. He is also the mediator and the guarantor of the new covenant. It’s so precious that the new covenant is eternal, forever fresh, and will not grow old. Most importantly, we should enjoy its blessings every day.

Message

Brothers and sisters, I believe that during this time, restaurants have a lot less business because everyone is concerned about social distancing when they come together. But we’re different. Who would join a feast that is attended by so many people? It’s so precious that the Lord established this eternal love covenant by His blood. He also prepared for us this love feast that lasts for a lifetime. We should surely set this before us, always. It’s like David who always sets the Lord before Him; therefore his heart is glad, and his whole being rejoices; his flesh also dwells secure (Psalms 16:8-9). Psalms 16 was written by David. I believe he was this kind of person. In Psalms 27:4, David said “One thing have I asked of the Lord,” God gave David a lot of experiences, but David still said “that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord…” David gazed attentively upon the beauty of the Lord. It was not merely a passing thought. Paul also said, “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit” (2 Cor. 3:18). The Spirit works in our hearts to transform us. Every day we have these precious moments where we can be transformed when we are in His glory, love, and presence. David said, “One thing”–there’re so many things in this world, but there was only one very special and important thing that he desired. He knew how precious and essential it was to his life. Also, he loved God. Even lovers on earth want to know each other better.

When we first believed in the Lord, our eyes were not opened enough and our understanding of Him was limited. After we believe, however, we can open our eyes wide to behold and to see His beauty more and more. We will be amazed again and again. You might be impressed by a scene when you see it for the first time. But when you see it the second time, you won’t be as amazed. There’s an interesting saying about lovers on earth: Before you get married, open both of your eyes, wide. After you get married, open only one of your eyes. Our eyes were barely opened when we first believed. We knew very little, and were not yet greatly attracted nor influenced by Him. After we believed, we should open our eyes as wide as we possibly can, so that we can gaze upon Him. Regardless of how long you have fixed your gaze on Him, you continue to see more of His beauty. It has no end. That’s why He is going to use eternity to show His beautiful heart and His love dream with us. In this dream, there’s His eternal love covenant. He established this covenant by His blood. Nothing is more assured than the life of the eternal and almighty One. People might also establish a covenant using their blood. But it’s usually done while they are still alive. It’s already amazing that they establish a covenant using only a drop of blood from their finger. In the past, an animal was killed to demonstrate that the party breached the covenant would die. I treasure that the Lord had already died. Man’s covenant can could be broken. But the Lord died beforehand. He used His blood to establish this covenant. Isn’t this amazing?

In the past I had admiration for God’s personal covenants with Abraham and David. One time I was on the hill, thinking about the eternal love covenant the Lord established with me by His blood. I was very touched. It’s precious that His covenant is so rich and complete. Throughout eternity, we cannot fully comprehend this covenant. Where can you find such a covenant with such an essence? It’ll need the eternal One to explain throughout eternity His unfathomable riches, love, abundance and wisdom. We are so blessed!

Hebrews 8 makes reference to the book of Jeremiah when it talks about the new covenant He was making with the house of Israel. It’s so precious on the night before His crucifixion, the Lord used the cup, His blood, to establish the new covenant. It’s very clear in Jeremiah 31. Hebrews 13 talks about the blood of the eternal covenant. Not only that He established the covenant by His blood, Hebrews 8:6 says “Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant He mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.”
Now He lives forever for me, to carry out this ministry. He even becomes the mediator. Hebrews 7 calls Him the guarantor. Hebrew 8:7-9, “For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. For he finds fault with them when he says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt.”
This happened on Mt. Sinai. The situation was very different when the old covenant was made. The new covenant was established while the Lord was at a feast. He was at the table with His disciples. When we compare these two situations, we can see how drastically different they were, Mt. Sinai versus a guest room. Before the Lord set up the feast, He even washed the disciples’ feet. It’s a great contrasts with Exodus 19. It’s so precious that the situation was very different when the new covenant was established.
“For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord.” (Hebrews 8:9)
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts,” (Hebrews 8:10) This is the first point of the new covenant. There are four points, and I think you’’ remember them.
Second: “and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Hebrews 8:10)
Third: “And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.” (Hebrews 8:11) God teaches us Himself. The Holy Spirit abides in us. He shows Himself and speaks to us. His words are in us.
Fourth: “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:1) This is where the covenant starts. It’s so important for the Lord to die for this covenant. He needed to take away our sins so that God can dwell in us. The first blessing is putting His laws in us. When He came to live in us, He makes our spirits live again, and we became a new creation.
“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8:13) Now you have this new covenant. Do you still need the old one? Which covenant would you want to be under? The one made with the house of Israel has become obsolete and grown old. It’s ready to vanish away. But this new covenant is eternal. Not only that will it not grow old, it’s also forever fresh. We need to enjoy it every day. It’s a daily blessing for you and me. It will not grow old or vanish away. On the contrary, you will know more about the essence of this covenant and its preciousness. Indeed it will take eternity to fully explain it. The Lord is the mediator and guarantor of this better covenant, and He is the High Priest

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)