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Sunday, December 27, 2020
Greetings everyone in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to talk about Communion. The word communion is the word, in the Greek: koinonia. It means fellowship. When we take communion, we are fellowshipping with the Lord Jesus Christ in His sacrifice; His death for our sins. Let’s turn to 1 John 1:1-10, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 10. Today we are going to take communion; the Lord has instructed me, as I was seeking Him this morning, to speak about communion, and to take communion together with you; those of you who are walking with a clear conscience with the Lord Jesus; you have been born again, baptized in water; you love Him; you are following Him, if you have a willing heart, we will take communion together at the end of this program. Darlene and I have already prepared some grape juice and a cracker, and I just encourage you to go ahead and take a moment now and prepare the elements; if you don’t have any grape juice or wine, just ask God for grace and use what you have available and believe Him, and get ready to take communion at the end of the program. 1 Cor 10:16&17, The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. When we take communion; the word communion, the Greek word is koinonia, it means fellowship; we fellowship in the blessing of Jesus’ sacrifice. The Bible says, in Rom 15:29, But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. It is a blessing that Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. When we take communion, we remember His sacrifice.
Mar 14:22-26, This is at the Last Supper; And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mat 26:26-30, And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. In both of these accounts, Jesus said, I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, from now on, until the day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom. The cup that we take is not the literal blood of Jesus, but it is the fellowship of His sufferings; it is through the Spirit we are partaking, we are fellowshipping with Him, and fellowshipping in His sacrifice; His death for our sins. The bread which we break is not the literal body of Jesus Christ, but it is the fellowship of His suffering. 1 Cor 11:23-32, For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. So before we do communion, just examine yourself before the Lord, and let Him show you anything that He is not pleased with, and confess it to Him, and prepare yourself to partake of the bread and the wine or the grape juice; what you have available to you now. I want to point out here that Jesus said we should do this in remembrance of Him; remembrance of His sacrifice, until He comes. This is something we need to continue doing.
Let’s look at His sacrifice: 1 Cor 15:1-4, Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. Remember in John 3:16, Jesus said, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever lives and believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We take communion, not as a religious exercise, but rather in recognition of His great love for us; that He would offer His body a sacrifice for our sins. The Father saw the travail of His soul and was satisfied. We do this in remembrance of Him and the horrible suffering He endured because of His love for us. Love endures all things. In 1 John 4:10 we read: In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atonement for our sins. Jesus never did anything wrong. Though He was tempted in every way as we are; He never yielded, He never sinned. He is the Lamb of God; the spotless Lamb, Hallelujah!, who takes away the sins of the world. Why did God do this? Why did He give His Son, who loved Him and never did anything against Him, to die this brutal death for us; a people dead in trespasses and sins, who, for the most part, care only for ourselves and not for Him? It is because He loves us! He made us, and He wants us to be with Him forever in His glorious Kingdom; to inherit eternal life, and become His sons and daughters who love Him from our hearts, and fellowship with Him in holiness and righteousness forever! And because of His great love for us, He gave us His Son. Praise God! Thank you Jesus!
Eph 2:1-10, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Verse 8, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. God gave His Son. We thank Him for His love for us, as we remember His suffering. We acknowledge our sins, and give ourselves wholly to Him to do His will and keep His Words. Verse 10, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. We give ourselves anew to be led by His Spirit to do the good things God has prepared for us to do; purifying ourselves by obeying His Word through the spirit. Do not take communion in any other way but in love and thanksgiving, in remembrance for His sacrifice for us.
Now we are going to take communion together, those of you who are ready. And those of you who are not; there is no condemnation. Just continue to seek the Lord and let Him prepare your heart, and Lord willing, we will be doing this again later. Let’s pray together: Father, in Jesus name we come together and we thank you for giving us your Son; that you so loved us that you gave your only begotten Son a living sacrifice for our sins. Right now we remember that on the same night that the Lord Jesus was betrayed, He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me. So now, let us break the bread: Lord, we are going to take this bread, this cracker, in remembrance of your broken body. Lord we thank you! I just encourage you to thank him for His broken body. His body was broken for you. Thank you Lord. Let us take it:
Thank you Lord. Thank you Lord. In the same manner, He also took the cup, after supper, saying, this cup is the new covenant in my Blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. Lord! I just want you to join with me in thanking the Lord Jesus! For His shed Blood! He loved us! He washed us from our sins in His own Blood! Lord we thank you for your shed Blood! You loved us, and you cleansed us. The Bible says in Isaiah, Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. So we partake of your shed Blood; your sacrifice for us Lord. Thank you Father. Let’s take the cup together:
Let’s just take a moment together to praise Him and give Him thanks: Praise you Jesus! Praise you Jesus! We thank you Lord for your love for us! You so loved us that you went to the cross, and you suffered so much for our sins, to bring us into fellowship with you and with the Father. Through your sacrifice and through your shed Blood we can come into fellowship with the Father and with you forever! We can enter into eternal life and become sons and daughters of the living God. We praise you! We thank you! We bless your Holy Name! Thank you Lord!
2 Cor 13:14, The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Love One Another
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atonement for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:7-11
As we come to the end of this year, is there someone in your family or among your relationships that has hurt you or disappointed you in the past, or present? Consider how much God has loved you and forgiven you, and give them the gift of your forgiveness and your love. Release them from your judgement against them, that God may release you from His judgement against you. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good! If you feel like it's too hard to forgive that person, humble yourself before God in prayer and ask Him to help you. He will. It is His will for us to love one another and forgive one another.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Are You Ready?
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is about Are You Ready?. Are you ready? Let’s turn to Mat 24:45-51, "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I want to point out here; we have two different kinds of servants here. These are two people that are born again Christians serving the Lord Jesus Christ. One of them was faithful, and one of them was unfaithful, and the unfaithful one ended up being destroyed. Are you ready? Are you being faithful with what the Lord has given you. Let’s go to Mat 25:1-13, "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. So we see here that those who are ready when Jesus comes will go in and join with Him and be with Him forever. But those who are not ready will not. They will not make it. They will be rejected. We must face this honestly as Christians. Are we ready?
Mat 25:14-30 "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.' "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' We see here that the first two servants were faithful with the things that the Lord gave them. One was faithful with five talents. Another was faithful with two talents. They were faithful with what the Lord gave them. We also see that unprofitable servants will be cast into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Sometimes we read these words with a religious mind set, and we think in our hearts,” That will never happen to me. I go to church. I’m saved. I’m under grace…” We need to fear God and humble ourselves before Him and ask Him to show us what kind of servant we are, in His eyes; being ready to repent of our laziness and wickedness as He shows us.
Rev 3:14-22, "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:" I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." The church at Laodicea was lukewarm. They had plenty of money. They had all that they needed. But they were actually wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, and Jesus said to them, As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore and repent. People, God loves you!
Thankyou Jesus, praise God! Thankyou Jesus, praise God! Thankyou Lord, praise God! Thankyou Father, praise God! Thankyou Jesus, praise God!
I love you my children. Turn to me with all your heart! Repent of your wickedness and your laziness, and turn to me with all your heart! I will help you! I love you! That’s why I am rebuking you today through my servant Rob: that you return to me with all your heart and love me, as you did in the beginning when you first got saved! You remember those days! You remember how you loved me with all your heart, and you poured out your heart to me! Turn back to me , says the Lord! Turn back to me now! Come to me! I will receive you as sons and daughters, if you will repent and cleanse yourselves of your filthiness, says the Lord.
Let’s turn to Mat 25:31-46, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.' "Then they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?' Then He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." If you have the love of God in you, you will minister to those in need as God leads you to them. 1Jn 3:16-18, By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. Jesus is surely coming, just as He said He would. Are you ready? Are you being faithful with what He has given you? He promised that He is going to give unto every one of us according to our works. Do you know Him?
Those of you who are reading this and you don’t know Jesus; maybe you were born and raised in religion, but you know in your heart that you really don’t know Him. I want to encourage you: just come to Him. Jesus said that, He said come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. So just come to Him, honestly. Humble yourself and pray unto Him, and ask Him to help you, ask Him to show you. The Bible says that if you confess Him as your Lord and believe that He rose from the dead, you shall be saved. The Word of God says, all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, and the wages of sin is death. So Jesus came to die for our sins; to pay the price for our sins. He died, and He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead! And He raised us from the dead; all of us, all of us who will repent of our sins and come to Him and die, be crucified with Him, through water baptism, be buried with Him, we will also be raised with Him. When Jesus returns, all those who have died in Christ will be raised, and they will have an incorruptible body, and we will be joined together to meet the Lord in the air, and we will forever be with Him!
Do you love Him? Do you love Him? Why don’t you just ask Him. Just be honest. Get alone with the Lord, and just ask Him, Lord, do I love you? And don’t worry, He is not going to condemn you if you don’t. He will tell you the truth. And just humble yourself. Just be honest and tell Him, I want to love you. Be honest with Him. He will help you! Are you watching? Are you purifying yourself; getting ready to meet Him. There is no condemnation. Wherever you are, if you will humble yourself before Him and talk to Him, be honest with Him, and repent of your wickedness, He will hear you! He will forgive you and lead you to do the will of His Father. In Matthew 7 Jesus said, Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, is going into the Kingdom of Heaven, but they that do the will of my Father. The Bible says in Isaiah 53, All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Come to Him! If you will not humble yourself, if you will not be zealous and repent, He has promised that He will come unto you quickly and remove your candlestick, Rev 2:5, and you will walk on in darkness, and you will not know where you are going until it is too late. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Let’s turn to Mat 7:24-27, This is the end of the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesus said, "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Return to Jesus! Return to His Words! Love Him and keep His Words and you will survive the storm that is coming.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
If you know the truth, you will recognize the lie. If you don't know the truth, you will receive the lie, as it is presented as the truth, and it will affect your life in an evil way. Jesus Christ said in John 17:17 to His Father, Sanctify them through your truth. Your Word is truth. He said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. If you will come to Him and know Him, you will know the truth. He said in John 8:31, If you will continue in my Word, you will be my disciple indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.