The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us

Series 14

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us.” The Lord is the infinite One. He treasures His eternal love dream very much. Though the difference between Him and us is immense, He is infinite and He can cause us to be the most compatible with Him. How much does the Lord treasure His love dream? First, He became a man forever for us, being like us in every aspect. Second, being a man, the Lord shows how compatible God and man can be. Third, the Lord experienced His journey on earth as a man. Fourth, the Lord was nailed on the cross, being struck and forsaken by the Father. We can never fully comprehend this love. Yet, this love is the most real and touching to our heart.

Message

We are not fantasizing! This is the love dream of the infinite One. Nothing is more real than this. Isn’t it amazing? I wrote at least two hymns that talk about the difference between the infinite One and us. But they also talk about how compatible we are with Him! Because He is infinite and almighty, He can create us to be the most suitable to Him. Only the infinite One can make us born again and be the most compatible with Him.
Now we might look down on ourselves because of our small size in comparison to the universe. But the precious Lord came personally to take away that wrong concept. Can you believe this? Even the infinite Lord is forever a man for you. He was the same in stature with us. Now would you ever say that the Lord Jesus is not so significant due to His limited physical size?

Moreover, the Lord becoming a man shows how compatible human attributes and God’s divine nature can be—He is one Christ, one Person. Furthermore, His life on earth revealed the Father. Have you ever thought that God and man can be compatible? In the past, we sinned and were not in harmony with Him. After we believed, we may still be at odds with Him sometimes. But when we are in harmony with Him, we feel very comfortable and joyous. When we are in harmony with Him, we feel peace in our hearts! We feel happy when we enjoy His love and love Him back. We know all these from our experiences, because we were created for this love! Only in this state will we feel happy, satisfied and peaceful in our hearts.

The Lord is real. It’s so amazing that He paid a great price for us. To accomplish His love dream, He once experienced a life journey on earth. His life on earth started as a baby; He didn’t begin with adulthood like Adam. He endured His life journey and was tempted in all things. He knows all our needs and He enters deeply into our needs. His three years of public ministry, together with His thirty plus years on earth, were not spent randomly. I can say those years were “The Life of Eternity”, recorded in the eternal book. That is the Word of God, which is firmly fixed in the heavens forever, with immeasurable depth! The Lord even died for us! Not only did He give us all things and the whole universe, but He gave Himself to us! To give Himself for us, the Lord went through a journey, which we can understand more and more through eternity. The cross stands forever and the moment of the cross is unique forever. It brings forth tremendous and eternal outcome from His labour.

As Paul said, now we only know in part, because the reality is far too extraordinary! What will it be like when we see the Lord face to face one day? On that day, you would probably realize what I’ve been telling you is actually too little compared to what you will truly experience. Of course, you will also realize that I’m not puffed up or imagining all this; it is the love of the infinite One. My messages and songs are very precious, but still they are far too little! Paul described the riches and love of the Lord as unsearchable. He knows all: our needs, the problems in our heart and in our mind. Because He treasures this deepest love relationship with us, He humbled Himself. This is also the love dream He has longed for since eternity past. Seeing the great price that He paid, we know how much He treasures this. Had it not been such a magnificent and endless love dream, why would the Lord have gone through such suffering on the cross?

The fact that the Lord is a man forever and He died on the cross is extremely special among the Trinity God. He didn’t just give us something that He created. In fact, if God only gave us this boundless universe, we would already be so overwhelmed. But much more, the Lord Jesus, One of the Trinity, is a man forever! He is forever God and man at the same time. This speaks strongly of His love; it is eternal and final. We will never fully understand what happened among the Trinity when the Lord was on the cross. The Father and the Lord are One. Yet the Father struck and forsook the Lord on the cross. What was it like? We will never be able to fully comprehend what happened at that moment, and the pain they suffered. Such love of the Trinity God is unsearchable! We should be the ones who highly treasure it, because it’s the need in our heart. But it’s very precious that He Himself treasures this relationship the most. The Shulamite in the Song of Solomon represents you and me. We can only be satisfied and restful when we attain the position of love in His heart. We are set as a seal on His heart, signifying that we are deeply united with Him and we are the ones He loves the most.

Series 14

Manifold evidence

Message Date: 2020-03-15

We must understand how the infinite Lord looks at us today, because this truth is very important. David once asked, “What is man?” To answer that question, the Lord Himself became a man forever; He even died on the cross, arose from death, ascended to heaven, and inherited all. We are the most precious love gift from the Father to the Lord, to be His eternal love. We must be confirmed of such highest position of love in the Lord’s heart in order to be satisfied and restful. Therefore, He uses substantial evidence to prove His love so that we can be full of faith towards this love, and to enjoy it, embrace it, and live a life of union with Him. Some pieces of His evidence are: The Lord is a man forever He set the eternal covenant with us by His blood His forever riven scar of love The blue Southern Cross The bleeding heart flower The break-bread meeting The Lord’s prayer in John 17 The marriage supper of the Lamb in the future The Song of Solomon
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How does the infinite Lord see us?

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We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord

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The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us

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The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)

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The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 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)