What is true faith?

Series 12

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “What is true faith?” In Hebrews 11:6, it reads, “And without faith it is impossible to please him.” True faith is more than intellectual understanding. It is reliant on the heart. The Bible frequently uses “take refuge” and “trust in the Lord”. It is not merely to believe. “Take refuge” and “trust” implies obedience to God’s words. The Lord once came. The Holy Spirit has also come. A new era has begun! This is a glorious day because the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit abide in us. This indwelling is not static. It is God’s most special presence. We are united to Him and our life is bound up with His. Indeed, it is the enormous grace from God.

Message

“And without faith it is impossible to please him.” (Hebrews 11:6a)
Faith is not only intellectual understanding or acknowledgment. Simply knowing something that is right or true cannot help you. James 2:19 clearly says, “Even the demons believe—and shudder!” Satan knows that Jesus is the Son of God. He also firmly believes that God is the only true God. He strongly believes in this truth. However, he is too proud. He has not trusted in God nor relied on God, therefore he shudders! An arrogant person trusts in himself, not in God. On the contrary, we ought to be humble in order to have great faith in God. In Matthew 8:8-10, the Lord was marveled by the faith of a centurion. He considered himself not worthy to have the Lord come to his house. This centurion was humble. A humble person is not an incapable person, but someone who trusts in the Lord, not himself.
Intellectual understanding and reasoning is important. This is why we need to listen to the truths. You heard about the Lord: He is the Son of God; He died for us on the cross; and bore our sins. We might believe without any doubts. However, have you accepted the Lord as your personal Saviour? Have you relied on Him? We must be very clear that it takes more than knowledge to be saved. We have to trust in the Lord in our hearts. Trust is very important. The Bible uses “believe in” rather than ”believe.” This is more than intellectual understanding, or believing that something is right. Of course, we need to understand first, but only staying at the level of understanding cannot save us. Even feeling moved is not enough to save us. Most important is whether we trust in the Lord, accept Him as our personal Saviour, ask for His help to overcome sins, and obey Him. Repentance is an action of faith. That is why the Bible uses “repent” in some instances, and “trust” in other occasions.
Therefore, faith is to rely on the Lord to save us from our shortcomings and sins. His name is Jesus. Only Jesus can save His people from sins. We need to trust in Him, not merely believe or agree. “Take refuge” and “trust in” are used many times in the Bible. We have to take action to lean on Him and rely on Him. You have to be very clear about “faith” as there is no other way.
On the night before His crucifixion, the Lord told His disciples that it is to their advantage that He will depart from them. It’s so precious that the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit dwell in our heart—the deepest union. This union is not static. Rather, it is the most special presence of God, the deepest union of life in the whole universe. This union is like the vine and the branches, the head and the body. This is a love union between God and us.
D-day was a special day for the allies during the Second World War. I wrote a song called G-day – the glorious day. The Lord said “on that day,” which is the glorious day when the Holy Spirit descended. A new era has begun. Man can enter into a new and deepest relationship with the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit! God’s love dream has come true! Not only do we have a personal relationship with the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit, we also become God’s family! The era of the New Covenant has begun! The phrase “more excellent” appears many times in the Book of Hebrews. Indeed, today is even better!
We also have a fantastic day. It’s the day when we see the Lord face to face! This day is coming soon!
The Lord abiding in us and we in Him is our spiritual reality. I wanted to help you see this truth more clearly. When you see the benefits of abiding in the Lord, you will be motivated to live it out.

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)