The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 3)

Series 13

Episode 4

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 3). Isaiah 42 says, “A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.” This speaks of the Lord Jesus’ gentleness. From the Gospel of John, we can see how the Lord personally talked to those who had needs one after another: the Samaritan woman in chapter 4, the man who had been sick for 38 years in chapter 5, the woman who was caught in adultery in chapter 8, the man who was born blind in chapter 9, as well as the small family of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus in chapter 11 and 12. Furthermore, many of the disciples were uneducated. However, after they met the Lord, they were all uplifted greatly and experienced glorious changes. The Lord indeed knows perfectly all that’s in our lives. He used over a century to prepare such a small place as Hong Kong for His will. Without a doubt, we need to deeply realize the Lord’s gentleness and humility, and enjoy His gentle closeness.

Message

The Gospel of John is a book I especially love. This book depicts that the Lord Jesus is God. From it, we can see God’s personal love and gentleness. You should admire the Lord’s conversations with different individuals recorded in John. The Lord is ready to meet with you and to live in a world of two with you every day. His personal encounter with us is different from a job interview. When you attend an interview, you might feel nervous. However, you will not feel nervous when you are with the Lord. It is so good to be with the Infinite Beloved!
I mentioned earlier: “A bruised reed he will not break.” This reminds me of a quote from a famous physicist, Pascal. He said man is “a thinking reed.” I do not feel we are just a thinking reed. We as humans are really wonderful! Our spirits are too precious. However, each one of us has been wounded, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually. The Lord said a bruised reed he would not break, and a faintly burning wick he would not quench. I believe seniors, especially those seniors with illness, will receive well this Bible verse and treasure it. We really need the Lord Himself.
Let us see from John chapter 4. The Samaritan woman came out to draw water at a certain time of day when people did not normally do. She probably didn’t want people to see her. She would never have thought that Someone had been there waiting for her. The Lord purposely passed through that area to gain her. Being wearied, He sat beside the well. The eternal God, the infinite One, was so gentle and humble. The Jews had no dealings with Samaritans, but the Lord initiated the conversation by saying, “Give me a drink.” Nevertheless, it was He who gave her the living water so that she would never thirst again. Indeed, the Lord gave Himself to her. In order to give her the living water, the Lord had to go through death! The rock must be struck in order for the water to gush out.
Chapter 5 talks about the man who had been sick for thirty eight years. You can see in the Gospel of John how the faintly burning wicks and the bruised reeds got restored in the hands of the Lord one after another. How touching it is!
John 5:5 reads, “One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.” Even if we were sick for one year, or just a few months, it’s already quite tough. But thirty-eight years! Some of you are not even thirty eight years old yet.
Let’s continue to verses 6 to 9. “When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time” For many years, no one helped him. He lost his hope again and again, and became desperate.
“…He said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’ The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Get up, take up your bed, and walk.’ And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.”
Brothers and sisters, no matter how many years your hearts have been sick, or how many years you have lived in sins, maybe more than thirty eight years, or even eighty eight years, the Lord asks, “Do you want to be healed?” You can retrace the day when you believed in the Lord. On that day, Abba, the Lord, and the Holy Spirit embraced you, lived in you, and changed you. This continues to affect our lives and eternity! After thirty eight years, this man finally met the Lord!
There are more touching stories. Chapter 8 mentions a woman who was caught in adultery. How shameful she must have felt when she was displayed in front of everyone! The crowd wanted to stone her to death! The Lord said, “Whoever was without sin, let them be the first to cast a stone at her.” Those who wanted to stone her went away one by one. But it was so precious that the Lord did not go away. And her life was changed!
Chapter 9 talks about a man who was born blind, but the “light” he saw on that day was far more than what many Pharisees had seen. The Pharisees had read so many of the scriptures, but their eyes were not open. They were the “real blind men”.
Chapters 11 and 12 mention the small family of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. My guess is that they might be orphans because the Bible has no mention of their parents. However, they were all treasured by the Lord. I’ve only shared a part of it. You can look into other gospel books, such as the sinful woman in Luke chapter 7 and the Lord’s encounter with the disciples who were fishermen. They were considered people with little or no education.
The disciples remind me that this movement is very precious! I came from a small family. My mother brought my sister and me to Hong Kong. We were like refugees and once lived in the resettlement area. However, the Lord has chosen and commissioned me to influence the world, till today and until His will is accomplished. This movement started in Tsang Tai Uk Village in Hong Kong. Among so many places in Hong Kong, no one would imagine this movement would start there. The first group of brothers and sisters who believed in the Lord worked in a fish market. They were young people in the village. There were also children in Lam Tin. At that time, our meeting place was a wooden shack. Those children came from relatively poor families. They were very free to go around and their families didn’t care much. Later, we went to Tai Wo Hau. People there were also very poor. They lived in a resettlement area where they did not have their own bathroom and needed to use public toilets which were very dirty and stinky.
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench.” We are so little, yet He uses us. Hong Kong used to be just a fishing port, but He used over a century to prepare Hong Kong for His will!

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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)