The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 14

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “The Lord’s manifold love evidence part 2.” This message talks about two pieces of evidence that prove the Lord’s love. One is from John chapter 17. On the night before His crucifixion, the Lord revealed His love dream in His prayer — that we may be with Him where He is. The other piece of evidence is New Jerusalem, mentioned in the book of Revelation. New Jerusalem is the household of the Father, and the wife of the Lamb. This shows how important we are in God’s heart. From Ephesians chapter 5, Paul clearly explained why God used one of Adam’s ribs to form Eve. Paul was referring to Genesis chapter 2. This is to illustrate a great mystery—the love union of Christ and the church. The purpose of these passages is to help us to gain the most daring faith, so that we can enjoy His love, and love Him in return.

Message

I treasure so much the Lord’s prayer before His crucifixion. His prayer confirms His love towards us. He mentioned seven times that we are those whom the Father has given to Him. In the last sentence of His prayer, He mentioned that He is in us, which is the deepest union with us. This prayer explains to us why He went up to the cross. He was crucified in order to fulfill His desire for us. He wants us to enjoy the Father’s love, and to have the deepest relationship with the Father. The Lord also longs for us to have the deepest love relationship with Him. He disclosed His love desire in His prayer. What is His love desire? The Lord told the Father, “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am.” (John 17:24)
There are two apostles whom I find very special. One of them is Paul. The revelations to Paul were so great that he even said that a thorn was given to him in the flesh, lest he became arrogant. The other apostle is John, who leaned on the bosom of Jesus. Among the twelve apostles, I think John understood the Lord the most. God gave him a long life on earth. He experienced much, and was very close to the Lord.
John wrote the book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible. It clearly shows what God wants to accomplish. It draws a conclusion of God’s most important work, that is the New Jerusalem. Revelation chapter 19 speaks about the wedding feast of the Lamb. Though it did not mention who the bride is during the wedding feast, you should know clearly that you (the church) are the bride. Certainly, you will not be the invited guests. Moreover, He has prepared for us the most beautiful and eternal dwelling place, our new home. Before the crucifixion, the Lord said, “… I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. ” (John 14:2-3) The Bride will live in the holy city. This most beautiful city, the New Jerusalem is also called the Bride, the wife of the Lamb. This is the ending of the Bible. It tells us that God is our Father, and we are His sons. We are God’s family. We partake in this family and all things. Our relationship with the Lord is also made very clear: we are the Bride, the wife of the Lamb. We are partakers with the Father and the Lord!
With much evidence, not only does God want you to believe, He yearns for you to enjoy this love. He desires for you to love Him with a heart of gladness and fulfill His eternal love dream.
Ephesians chapter 5 reads:
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:25-27, 29-32 NKJV)
This passage reminds me of another Bible verse in 1 Timothy 3:16: “Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh…” This mystery of godliness is for the fulfillment of the great mystery in Ephesians 5:32, “This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

1 Corinthians chapter 6 reads, “But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.” (1 Corin 6:17) A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This speaks about the earthly relationship between husband and wife, just as it was for Adam and Eve. However, when we are joined to the Lord, we become one spirit with Him. We are His bone and His flesh. In Genesis chapter 2, when God created man, He wasted no time to show how much He treasures this relationship. This is His love dream from eternity past. It’s so precious that this love dream took a long time to fulfill. It wasn’t known to us until the day when Paul explained the great mystery.
“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’ ” (Genesis 2:18) How did the helper come into being? “The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam, there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man…” (Genesis 2:20-21) It is so precious! The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man. This foreshadowed that the Lord died for us and God struck and crushed Him. He was wounded, carved by men. “…and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, ‘This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh;…” Ephesians also mentions bone and flesh. “…she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:21-24)

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)