Trust and Peace (1)

Series 12

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Trust and Peace (1).” “Believe in,” “trust in” and “take refuge” appear many times in the Bible. In fact, all of these encourage us to trust in the Lord. Isaiah 28:16 talks about a precious cornerstone, and whoever believes will not be in haste. Three references of this verse were made in Romans and 1 Peter, telling us whoever believes will not be in shame. Sin results in shame. When we trust in the Lord, we can live a life free from sins. Furthermore, we will bear much fruit and have a glorious life. Trusting in the Lord is not complicated at all: our spiritual eyes see the Lord at the right hand of Abba, at New Jerusalem. We can say to the Lord, “Lord, save me!” or “Lord, I trust in You!” May we continue to trust in the Lord for our whole life.

Message

What does it mean by believing in the Lord? Although we cannot see spiritual things, we understand the experience when we trust in the Lord. The Bible talks a lot about “trusting in,” “taking refuge in” and “believing in.” They all remind us to trust in the Lord. Actually, trust also includes believing in the Lord. Some people say faith in God is trusting in Him with “blind faith”. This is wrong! It says clearly in Romans 10:17, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Our faith is based on truth—the word of Christ. Believing in things without truth is not faith. God’s promises in the Bible cover our life and eternity. He does not lie. We can commit our whole life to Him. People in this world often deceive themselves. Their bubbles of vanity will eventually burst. Isaiah described these people: “We have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter.” (Isaiah 28:15) But we are different from them.

Isaiah 28:16 says, “Therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I am the one who has laid as a foundation in Zion, a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone of a sure foundation: ‘Whoever believes will not be in haste.’ ”

It’s so precious, the cornerstone makes me think of the church.
Isaiah 26:3-4 says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

Our mind is stayed on Him: this means the same as to lean on Him, take refuge in Him, tp believe in Him, and to trust in Him. And this is related to peace.

Our mind needs to stay on the Lord. When faced with the enemy, we don’t need to wrestle with him. We simply need to rely on the Lord. You can say in your heart, “Lord, I trust in You!” and at the same time, behold the Lord in glory.

How do we trust in the Lord? Our spiritual eyes ought to see the Lord at the right hand of Abba. For example, when leaving our homes, we can say, “Lord, I love You!” When you say it with your mouth, behold Him with your spiritual eyes at the same time. I hope you can put all these things together: Your spiritual eyes see the Lord at the right hand of Abba. You can also perceive that the Lord shines through New Jerusalem. And you can say, “Lord, I love You!” See the Lord with spiritual eyes while speaking to Him. You are NOT talking to the air, Instead, you should know you are talking to the Lord. You have a very clear focus. This is similar to how Stephen saw the Lord at the right hand of God. Your heart has also gone to New Jerusalem, to the Lord in the new city.

The Lord knows when you trust in Him. You will experience the difference immediately. Its effect is the same as when you say, “Lord, save me!” This is just a different expression to ask the Lord to save you from what you are facing, to help your heart to return to normal condition. It is the same as trusting in the Lord. Don’t try to fix your own problems before going to the Lord. A patient would not try to cure himself before going to the doctor. If so, the emergency room would be closed. For example, if you were bleeding heavily, you would not attempt to fix yourself before going to the doctor. The Lord is the doctor for our spirit. He is also our King and Saviour. No matter what kind of problems we have in our spirit, He is able to cure us instantly. This is truly precious. When you first believed in the Lord, didn’t you feel the change immediately? Salvation is not a slow process, nor is it performed in installments. We experienced the change immediately when we believed. There was tremendous enjoyment waiting for us; it’s just that we were not aware of it all. Actually, we could enjoy the New Covenant and all spiritual blessings all at once. Messages help you learn what you can enjoy. Otherwise, it would be like having a refrigerator filled with food that you could not enjoy because you were not aware that the food was there . The Lord already gave us all the blessings when we believed. He even gave Himself to us and continues to live in us, even though we may not have had this understanding at the time we believed. Now we understand more, but we need to enjoy it by faith, and to trust in Him. When we are heart to heart with the Lord, we will be able to enjoy Him and His provision, just as the branch is able to enjoy the nourishment from the vine when they are connected.
Just now we read about the cornerstone mentioned in Isaiah.

“As it is written, ‘Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.’ ” (Roman 9:33)

It is not complicated at all. As a matter of fact, we are incapable of managing our own complex problems. Regardless of how complicated they may seem, they are very simple to the Lord! He says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” We need to trust with our heart, not merely agreeing through our own reasoning.

“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, ‘Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.’” (Romans 10:9-11)

Both Bible passages we just read say, “Whoever believes in Him will NOT be put to shame.” “Believing in Him” is more than just agreeing with the facts; it means trusting in Him with our hearts.

We have free will to choose. True faith is choosing to rely on Him and accepting His help with our free will. It is NOT just knowing the fact that He can help but then refusing His help. That would be like how the devil knows that God is real, but he is against God. Because of his pride, he thinks he is something.

What I am sharing with you today is very important. In addition to saying, “Lord, save me,” we can express our trust in Him more. Both have different benefits. Trusting in the Lord has a broader implication. A lot of Bible verses explain it, however, not many people fully understand.

“For it stands in Scripture (Isaiah): “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. So the honor is for you who believe,”” (1 Peter 2:6-7) When you believe in the Lord, you’ll know this is very precious and blessed.

You experienced the difference on the day you believed, and you need to continue to believe in Him. The main problem of many believers is that they do not continually believe in the Lord after the day of their conversion. If you keep on trusting in Him and relying on Him, you will not sin again for the rest of your life. This is the secret for not sinning! Not only can we overcome sins, we will also bear fruit. The Bible tells us very clearly, “Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit.” (John 15:5) This is the core issue. Satan attacks us first in our mind. He distracts and lures us away from the Lord. Also, he tempts us and makes us not trust in the Lord. He deceives you into thinking that you would be able to find satisfaction without God. His aim is to lure you away from God, so that you are unable to enjoy God’s precious love plan for you, and all those things that can truly satisfy your spirit and make you glorious. Falling for Satan’s tricks only results in spiritual emptiness. It’s sugar-coated poison.

When the Bible talks about believing in the Lord, it is often followed by the words “will not…” Sin puts you to shame. So, if there is no shame, there’s no sin. Therefore, the phrase “will not be put to shame” also implies that you do not have sins. This is what I meant when I said “Once we rely on the Lord, we are in a sinless state.” It is good to learn from Peter’s saying: “Lord, save me!” But there is an advantage in saying “Lord, I trust in You!” Actually, both expressions show that you trust in the Lord to save you from the undesirable situation you are in, and that He will give you strength to obey Him. However, trusting in the Lord has a broader implication. Take the scenario where you have not failed, but you feel disturbed. In this situation you can say, “Lord, I trust in You!” But if you fail, you can say, “Lord, save me,” or you can also say, “Lord, I trust in You.” The Lord also knows that you need Him to save you. In short, there is an advantage in saying, “Lord, I trust in You!” I hope you can put all these truths together.

Series 12

Apart from the Lord we can do nothing

Message Date: 2020-03-06

In the last supper, the Lord told us the blessedness and glory that His salvation would bring forth: the coming of the new covenant, and the fulfillment of God’s love dream. The Lord described what it would be like to live with Him, like the vine and its branches: we are to abide in Him always, because apart from Him, we can do nothing. We must live by faith in the Son of God. Therefore, we must know how to behold the Lord who is in glory, and how to exercise faith to rely on Him. Whenever we lose peace, we must quickly ask the Lord to save us. Moreover, we need to know that in order to keep the Lord’s commandments, we must first believe. Thus, we can live heart to heart with the Lord throughout the day.
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The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper

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Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.

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What is true faith?

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Look upon the Lord in glory

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Trust and Peace (1)

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Trust and Peace (2)

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Faith is the first commandment to keep.

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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)