Repent and Believe the Gospel!


REPENT AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL!
Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel"
The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

 No One Can Stay His Hand

 

Greetings in the name of Jesus ! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we're going to talk about the Hand of the Living God. Our program is entitled: No One Can Stay His Hand; His glorious Right Hand. Let's turn to Daniel chapter 4, verses 1-3, Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation. Verse 28-34, All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?" While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses." That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws. And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation.
I want you to understand: God's dominion and His Kingdom is from generation to generation; His dominion is in this generation.
Verse 35-37, All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?" At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.

 Now let's turn to Exodus, chapter 13. This is the account of how the Lord led the Children of Israel out of Egypt. As many of you know, they were in bondage in Egypt for over 400 years. They were slaves to Pharaoh. They were in extreme bondage and hard labor for many, many years, and they cried out to God, and God raised up Moses and sent him to Egypt to deliver His people, and to bring them out from under Pharaoh. And He did so, as many of you know, by His mighty hand. He did many miracles to deliver the Children of Israel. I'm going to start in verses 5-10 of chapter 13, And it shall be, when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Hivites and the Jebusites, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month. (talking about Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread) Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD. Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters. And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'This is done because of what the LORD did for me when I came up from Egypt.' It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD's law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the LORD has brought you out of Egypt. You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year. And of course the Jewish people continue to do so. Verses 14-16, So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall say to him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. And it came to pass, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all males that open the womb, but all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.' It shall be as a sign on your hand and as frontlets between your eyes, for by strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt."

 Verses 18-22 , This is the description of how God led the Children of Israel out of Egypt: So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt. And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him, for he had placed the children of Israel under solemn oath, saying, "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here with you." So they took their journey from Succoth and camped in Etham at the edge of the wilderness. And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day or the pillar of fire by night from before the people. Chapter 14, verses 1-31, Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: "Speak to the children of Israel, that they turn and camp before Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, opposite Baal Zephon; you shall camp before it by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, 'They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.' Then I will harden Pharaoh's heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am the LORD." And they did so. Now it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, "Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?" So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him. Also, he took six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them. And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with boldness. So the Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zephon. And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD. Then they said to Moses, "Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, 'Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness." And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." And the LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea. And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen." And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. And the Egyptians pursued and went after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, "Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians." Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come back upon the Egyptians, on their chariots, and on their horsemen." And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained. But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. So the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. Thus Israel saw the great work which the LORD had done in Egypt; so the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD and His servant Moses.

Chapter 15, verses 1-18, Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea! The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father's God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name. Pharaoh's chariots and his army He has cast into the sea; His chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea. The depths have covered them; They sank to the bottom like a stone. "Your right hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power; Your right hand, O LORD, has dashed the enemy in pieces. And in the greatness of Your excellence You have overthrown those who rose against You; You sent forth Your wrath; It consumed them like stubble. And with the blast of Your nostrils The waters were gathered together; The floods stood upright like a heap; The depths congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be satisfied on them. I will draw my sword, My hand shall destroy them.' You blew with Your wind, The sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters. "Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders? You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them. You in Your mercy have led forth The people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength To Your holy habitation. "The people will hear and be afraid; Sorrow will take hold of the inhabitants of Philistia. Then the chiefs of Edom will be dismayed; The mighty men of Moab, Trembling will take hold of them; All the inhabitants of Canaan will melt away. Fear and dread will fall on them; By the greatness of Your arm They will be as still as a stone, Till Your people pass over, O LORD, Till the people pass over Whom You have purchased. You will bring them in and plant them In the mountain of Your inheritance, In the place, O LORD, which You have made For Your own dwelling, The sanctuary, O LORD, which Your hands have established. Verse 18, "The LORD shall reign forever and ever."

God has not changed. He plainly says in the Scriptures that He changes not. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Most High rules in the kingdom of men. He created all things for His glory! He does as He wills in the Earth, and among the children of men. We are presently still in a global pandemic with this Corona Virus. God plainly told me, when it was starting to ramp up back in April, that He put this virus in the Earth, and that He was watching His people to see if they would humble themselves and repent and turn from their wicked ways and pray and seek His face. He promised in 2 Cron 7:13&14 that if we would do that, then He would hear from Heaven and forgive our sins and He would heal our land. Many people have been crying out to God since then, humbling themselves, repenting, and turning from their wicked ways, praying and seeking Him with all their heart. I believe that God has heard from Heaven; that He is forgiving those that are truly repenting, and He is healing our land. We may not fully understand what is involved in the healing process, but He is clearly moving. He loves America! He founded America through the hearts of the founding fathers that loved Him to establish this land as one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all. God has people in this country that truly love Him, and serve Him with all their heart every day. It is not His will to destroy America. His hand is upon this country. His judgment, His correction is in the land. Stand still and see the salvation of our God! Those that hate Him He will judge! Those that love Him and serve Him He will bless! AND NO ONE CAN STAY HIS HAND OR SAY TO HIM, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

As I was working on this program, I got a tongue and interpretation from the Lord, and this is what He said: My Hand is upon America to correct this nation. I am bringing many people to repentance. Trust in Me with all your heart. Look up unto Me, and you will see my salvation, says the Lord.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 

The Most High Rules in the Kingdom of Men

 

Dan 4:1-37, Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. Then the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I told them the dream; but they did not make known to me its interpretation. But at last Daniel came before me (his name is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god; in him is the Spirit of the Holy God), and I told the dream before him, saying: "Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation. 

 

These were the visions of my head while on my bed: I was looking, and behold, A tree in the midst of the earth, And its height was great. The tree grew and became strong; Its height reached to the heavens, And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth. Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from it. "I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven. He cried aloud and said thus: 'Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from under it, And the birds from its branches. Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in the earth, Bound with a band of iron and bronze, In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of heaven, And let him graze with the beasts On the grass of the earth. Let his heart be changed from that of a man, Let him be given the heart of a beast, And let seven times pass over him. 'This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.' "This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you." 

 

Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. So the king spoke, and said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you." Belteshazzar answered and said, "My lord, may the dream concern those who hate you, and its interpretation concern your enemies! "The tree that you saw, which grew and became strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which could be seen by all the earth, whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home— it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth. "And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, 'Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its stump and roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the field; let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let him graze with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him'; this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king: They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses. "And inasmuch as they gave the command to leave the stump and roots of the tree, your kingdom shall be assured to you, after you come to know that Heaven rules. Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity." 

 

All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. 

At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?" While the word was still in the king's mouth, a voice fell from heaven: "King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses." That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws. 

 

And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?" At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down. 

 

Verse 25, …The Most High rules in the Kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he chooses. The Lord has really been impressing these verses here in Daniel chapter 4 to me lately. This is King Nebuchadnezzar’s actual testimony of what happened to him in those days. He was one of the greatest and most powerful kings that ever reigned on the earth; the king of Babylon, whom God used to judge Israel for their sins and bring them into captivity in Babylon for 70 years. Daniel was one of the children of Israel in the captivity, a prophet greatly beloved by God, whom He exalted to be the king’s chief counselor in those days. These truths which Nebuchadnezzar experienced and proclaimed, verse 1: unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the Earth, apply directly to us here in America, right now, in the situation we find ourselves in in this hour. How great are His signs! And How mighty are His wonders! His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation.

God took one of the most powerful men that ever lived and turned him into a beast, living out in the field, eating grass, until seven times had passed over him until he knew that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He will.

Verse 34&35, And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto Heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored Him that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His Kingdom is from generation to generation; that includes us right here, and right now. And all the inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing; and He does according to His will in the army in Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the Earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What are you doing?

 

God is moving right now in America. He will do what He chooses, and He will set over us the person He wills to be President. He will do according to His will, and none of us can say, what are you doing? His hand is upon America and the whole world, and no one can stay His hand. The best thing that we can do , like King Nebuchadnezzar, is to praise and extol and honor the King of Heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment; and those who walk in pride He is able to abase.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

 The Foundation Part 5

 

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to speak about the final part of the Foundation: Eternal Judgment. Let's turn to 2 Cor 5:10&11, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men....Let's go to Rev 14:6&7, Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." Now 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." Let's turn to Jude; the Book of Jude, verses 14-21, Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, "Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him." These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. This is what we need to do. We need to keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, as it says in Rom 5:5, by the Holy Ghost; so it is very important to receive the Holy Spirit, and then you can pray in the Spirit, as it says here in Jude, and build yourself up on your most holy faith, and keep yourself in His love; it is very hard to actually walk in the love of God without the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Let's turn to 1 John chapter 4, verses 16-19, And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. Verse 17, in the King James Version: Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, verse 18. We love Him because He first loved us. The answer is LOVE ! Walk in the love of God. Come to Him! Yield to Him! Love Him, and let Him lead you in your life by His Spirit. Jesus said, If you love me, keep my Words. So we just read in verse 17 of 1 John 4 that we can actually stand before the living God at the Judgment, and have boldness, and have confidence, and have joy. Why? How can we do that? The answer, as I said, is loving Him, walking with Him, humbling yourself to walk with the Lord. Come to Him! Humble yourself! Confess your sins! He will forgive you. He promised in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins, He is not only faithful and just to forgive us our sins, but he will cleanse us of all unrighteousness. And Jesus said, If you continue in my Word, you will be my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. We need to consider these words that I have been reading to you out of the scriptures.

There is a judgment coming. There is an end coming to all of this. It will be good for some, and it will be bad for others. As I said, the answer is LOVE. Luk 21:36, Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." So you see there again; if we will do certain things that Jesus told us to do, that the Apostles told us to do, if we will humble ourselves; that's the main thing folks: Humble yourself ! We need to humble ourselves before the Great and Mighty God ! Right now ! If there is any of you that is reading this, right now, and you know I'm talking to you, you know that God is talking to you, not me, and He wants you to humble yourself right now, that He may have mercy on you, don't hold it back. Don't hang on to your pride. Humble yourself before the Living God ! Humble yourself and He will exalt you to inherit what He has given to you, through the death, the burial, and the resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ who loved you !! Who loved you, and washed you from your sins in His own Blood !! Have you ever thought about that? : That the Living God gave His Son Jesus, and He became a man ! He was born of the Virgin Mary; holy, but He was also wholly a man! He was a man! He was the Son of God, but He was a man, and He was tempted in every way as you have been, and yet He never sinned. He never yielded to those temptations. That's why He is called the Spotless Lamb, and He was able to give Himself on the cross, and suffer the death of the cross, for us!, for us! To pay for our sins. There is a way to escape the Lake of Fire! There is a way to escape the Judgment: that is to LOVE HIM!!, to repent of your sins, to come to Him! Turn to Him with all your heart! Repent from the heart! He will forgive you! Not only that; He will cleanse you! Not only that; He will lead you into walking with Him; to overcome!, to overcome the things that have held you down!, that have oppressed you!, that have sought to destroy you in your life! He will raise you up! He will help you to overcome all that, as you continue with Him, as you continue in His Word! You will be set free from the things that have bound you up!, and have sought to destroy you! Turn to Jesus! Turn to Him now! If you reject Him, you will perish! Make no mistake!: Jesus Christ; There is one name given among men, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, by which we must be saved! Saved from what?, you say: the wrath that I am talking about; Eternal Judgment; the day of God's wrath; it is coming!! Don't be deceived by lying preachers telling you everything is going to be ok, you can do whatever you want, you're under grace; that's a lie!! Confess your sins! Come to Him! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord!

What I believe God has given me to share with you this day is there is a way. There is a way, and the way is love. There is a way for you. You don't have to be afraid of the Judgment of God, if you will love Him, if you will fear Him, and if you will love your brother and your sister, if you will repent. Love does no ill to his neighbor, the Bible says, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law. If you will learn to walk in love and do good, to walk in the Holy Spirit, doing the will of your Heavenly Father from your heart, you will fulfill the righteousness of the Law, and you will not be damned to the Lake of Fire. James 2:13, For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment. Isn't that wonderful! If you will continue to show mercy, you will receive mercy in the Judgment Day. Mat 7:12-14, Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Again, love does no ill to his neighbor. What do we want? Of course we want people to love us, so we need to love them. We need to stop doing evil to them. Is there someone reading this, right now, and you know you have done something wrong to someone, and you know what you did was wrong. You tried to blow it off, but it won't go away. It's nagging you. Well that is your conscience telling you what you did was wrong. So humble yourself. Go to that person. You know what? You will overcome. If you will humble yourself and go to that person and say, please forgive me, what I did to you was wrong. Even if they are still angry with you, even if they won't forgive you at that moment, you have done the right thing, and your conscience will be cleared, and also you will be cleared before the Living God. Verse 13&14, Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereby. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it. Don't go along with the crowd into the pit! It doesn't matter if people think you are strange, or if people despise you and hate you; the gate is narrow that leads to life, and few there be that find it. Cry out to God! Cry out to God! Pour out your heart to Him! He will hear you if you will come to Him with humility.

There is nothing to fear of the Judgment of God, if we will fear Him, obey Him, follow Jesus, show mercy, pray always, seek after righteousness and His Kingdom with all our hearts, abiding in him, and in His love. Perfect love casts out fear. This is love: that we walk after His commandments, and His commandments are not grievous, they are not too hard, and love one another, in deed and in truth, not in word only, doing the Father's will, keeping our conscience free of offence toward God and man, confessing our sins and forsaking them, rejoicing to do good and please God, yielding to the Holy Spirit, being led by Him to do righteousness.

Mat 21:42-44, Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE. THIS WAS THE LORD'S DOING, AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES' ? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder. The Judgment of God is coming. God has promised throughout the Bible that He is going to give unto every one of us according to our works. He knows our works. So fall on this Rock: Jesus Christ, and be broken, be changed, be cleansed by His precious Blood from all your sins, to love Him and serve him, and live forever in his glorious Kingdom. Those who reject Him and His Words to continue in their lawless deeds will experience the wrath of the Lamb, as the stone which they have rejected falls on them to condemn them to eternal torment in the Lake that burns with fire and brimstone. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Friday, November 13, 2020

 

Yield to God !


Rom 4:4-8, Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS ARE FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS ARE COVERED; BLESSED IS THE MAN TO WHOM THE LORD SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN." These verses talk about Psalm 32: …Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin…Sin is the transgression of the Law. When a person transgresses the Law they sin. If you read on in Psalm 32; verses 3-5, When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah; you see that David confessed his sin. He turned from it, and then it was not imputed to him; the grace of God. If a person is in sin they need to repent and confess their sin to receive the grace and forgiveness of God through Jesus’ sacrifice. Grace does not cover unconfessed sin.

 

Rom 6:1-14, What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. ALIVE UNTO GOD!!! To serve God! Then we need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit: receive the Holy Spirit and yield to God. Yield to the Holy Spirit every day and let Him lead us in all things pleasing to the Father. YIELD TO GOD!!!  

 

1Jn 3:1-8, Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.  If we love God we will be thankful for Jesus’ sacrifice, we will hate sin, we will seek to be purified, seek to please Him, and through His grace we will overcome! If we want to continue in sin, we are of the devil and we don’t love God, and we are not under grace. Heb 10:26&27, For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. 

 

Mat 5:17, "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. The Law is not abolished. It is done away in Christ: walking in Him, obeying Him, being led by the Holy Spirit, yielding to the Holy Spirit. Rom 8:4…the righteousness of the Law is fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Rom 5:21…grace reins through righteousness. If you are in sin, you are not in righteousness. Rom 7:4-6, Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. 

 

This is how we walk as a Christian: not doing our own will or relying on our own understanding; our minds are renewed in Christ and we learn to yield unto God to be led by His Spirit to do His will.  YIELD TO GOD!!!  Rom 12:1&2, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Yield to God to do His will; sacrifice your own will and your own desires, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. Jesus said in Mat 7:21-23, "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!' 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

 

The Foundation Part 4


Greetings in the name of Jesus. This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. We have been talking about the Foundation, as it is stated in Hebrews chapter 6 by the apostle Paul: verses 1&2, Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. Today we are going to finish talking about the Resurrection From The Dead. In our last message we talked about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ From The Dead. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. Hallelujah!

 

Now we are going to talk about the First Resurrection; the Resurrection of Life, and the Second Resurrection; the Resurrection of Damnation. Let’s go to John 11:25&26, Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? Let’s go to Romans 8:11, But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead, that’s the Father, shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Those that have died in Jesus Christ, believing in Jesus, when He returns in the clouds, will be resurrected, their bodies will be resurrected in corruptible. Let’s go to Philippian’s chapter 3; the Apostle Paul is writing; verses 7-14, But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let’s go down to verses 20&21, For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. 

 

When Jesus comes back, He will return for His Saints, and those of us that are counted worthy to attain to the first resurrection, our bodies will be raised incorruptible, fashioned like unto His glorious body. This is called the Blessed Hope. And, the Bible says, if we have this hope of Jesus’ return, we should be about purifying ourselves. The Apostle Peter said, Purify your souls by obeying the truth through the Spirit. Jesus said,  the Word of God is the truth. He also said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. And, the Bible talks about abiding in Him. We need to abide in Him. He talked about continuing in His Word. The Bible talks about the washing of the Water of the Word. So, as we continue in Jesus, abiding in Him, the Bible says cling to Him, cling to Him. First you have to come to Him, but when you come to Him, cling to Him. Don’t ever let go of Him. Remember how Jacob wrestled with God. He wrestled with God. He wouldn’t let Him go. He said, I won’t let you go until you bless me. Jesus talked about the unjust judge who didn’t care about God or man, and this widow kept coming to him and saying, avenge me of my adversary. At first he didn’t want to do it, but he said, I’m going to do it, because if I don’t, she is going to wear me out! And Jesus told that parable in reference to prayer. So that’s what I’m talking about; clinging to Him! Pray! Cry out to God! Whatever is going on in your life, cry out to God! Humble yourself! God is not a respecter of persons. He will listen to you if you will humble yourself. He will move in your life. Be willing to do whatever He leads you to do. Humble yourself before the Living God and He will exalt you in due time.

 

We read earlier, when we started talking about the Resurrection From The Dead, from Hosea chapter 6, verses 1-3. Let’s go there right now: Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Let’s go to 1 Thess 4:14-18, For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Again people, this is the truth. This is the Blessed Hope. This is a very real thing. Let’s go to 1 Cor 15:42-44, So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. Let’s go down to verses 50-58,  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 

 

Let’s turn to Dan 12:1&2, And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. This is talking about the Resurrection From The Dead. John chapter 5, this is Jesus speaking, verses 24&29, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 

 

There is coming a resurrection of all the dead. Understand this, all of you who are reading this message in your own language, it is appointed unto man once to die, as it says in Heb 9:27, but after this, the judgement. All of us will be dying, and will be buried in the ground, with the exception of the righteous followers of Jesus Christ who are alive when He returns, soon in the clouds, we shall all die and be buried. We shall all be resurrected; the righteous dead, at the coming of Jesus, to be united forever with Him in Glory. This is the First Resurrection; the Resurrection of Eternal Life. In Him is eternal life. If you have Him, you have eternal life. If you don’t have Jesus, you do not have eternal life, but the wrath of God is upon you, and you will be raised from the dead, in the Second Resurrection, to stand before Him and be judged, every one of you, according to your works, and you will take your place in the Lake of Fire with all of those who rejected Jesus and His loving sacrifice of Himself for their sins, to be tormented day and night with no rest forever and ever. Just consider that: no rest forever and ever, to be tormented day and night forever and ever. You say, ”That’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard in my life.”  “My God is a loving God…” People say many things, but the Bible says, in Rom 11:22, Behold the goodness and the severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness, otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. Also in Rom 2:7-11, To them who by patient continuance in well doing;(being led by the Holy Spirit to do the will of the Father, every day), seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. You say, “That’s just a story.” “How do we know that’s true?”  “It was written by men, in order to control the masses.”  No, it is the truth, and it was written by Holy men of God, as they were moved by a Holy God who loves you so much that He gave His only Son to die a brutal death on the cross! Have you ever looked in the scriptures at the description of what Jesus went through, in the Garden of Gethsemane, and on the cross, for you! For every one of us! He died on the cross for you, to take away your sins, and bring all of you who will repent, and believe on Him, and stay faithful to Him, into eternal life and Glory with Him forever, and with the Father, where God Himself will dwell with us, where there will be no more pain or suffering, no more sorrow; He will wipe away every tear from our eyes, all sorrow from our hearts; all the former things will be forgotten, and we will live forever in His Glory, and in His joy. All this is written in His Word: The Bible. Read it! Consider what it says and ask God for understanding! Humble yourself before the Living God!  Consider that many, many things that were prophesied by the prophets, and Jesus, and His disciples, have already come to pass! And that the relatively few prophesies yet to be fulfilled are beginning to be fulfilled as we speak! Consider the signs of the times in which you are living!

 

Interpretation of Tongues:

I am the God of all flesh. Those of you who are listening; if you will humble yourselves before me, as my servant Rob has spoken, I will hear you. I will have regard unto your prayer, says the Lord, and I will deliver you from your afflictions; from your torments, says the Lord. For I love you! I proved it to you when I gave my Son on the cross of Calvary! And I will come; I will come again, and I will bring you unto myself says the Lord. And you will dwell with me forever. You will dwell with me in my Heavenly Kingdom forever and ever says the Lord.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

 The Foundation Part 3

 

Greetings. This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to talk about the Resurrection from the Dead. Thank you Jesus! Let's go to Hosea 6:1&2, Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We are going to talk now about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead. If you look at those scriptures in Hosea 6: Come and let us return unto the Lord... People, that is what we need to do right now, right now. We need to return to the Lord....He hath torn, and he will heal us; He hath smitten, and He will bind us up. He will heal us if we will return to Him. He will bind us up, He will comfort us, if we will return to Him....After two days will he revive us. In the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. If you study these verses you see that God included us in Jesus' death, in His burial, and in His resurrection.

So we are going to talk about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the Dead first. Let's turn to Romans 1:1-4, Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures, concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.... 

Is Jesus your Lord? Have you confessed Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior? The Bible says, if you will confess Jesus as your Lord, and believe that He rose from the dead, you shall be saved. God is not a respecter of persons. You say, "Oh, I'm not worthy" No, you are not worthy! None of us are worthy. All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, all of us. Jesus said, I didn't come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. And He also said, Come to me, come to me. That's all you need to do. Whoever you are, if you have never received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, come to Him this day, wherever you are, come to Him, confess your sins, repent of your sins, turn from it, come to Him. Jesus bore your sins in His own body on the cross. That's why He died. He died for our sins. He became a man. He lived as a man. He was tempted, just like you; a person, just like you, a man. The only difference was He was the Son of God, but he became a man, and He never sinned. He was tempted in every way as you are, and he gave Himself on the cross. He suffered a brutal death on the cross, which fully paid for all of our sins. If we will repent of our sins, and come to Him, we will be forgiven, we will be cleansed, washed in the Blood of the Lamb. Then we can be baptized in water for the remission of our sins. When we are water baptized, we are buried with Him, crucified with Him. We are baptized into His death, His burial, and His resurrection. So come to Him, confess your sins, confess Jesus as your Lord, and believe that He rose from the dead, and you shall be saved! He will come dwell in your heart by faith! Your spirit will be quickened, made alive! Your spirit will be joined with His Spirit. The Bible says, in 1John 5:20, And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. In Him is eternal life! Hallelujah! 

Getting back to Romans 1, verse 3...concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David...You see, He became a man, He was made a man of the seed of David, of the lineage of David. God promised David that He would raise up a king on his throne whose kingdom would never end. Hallelujah! When you confess Jesus as your Lord, if Jesus is your Lord, He is also your King, and He is coming back for all of His children, He's coming back. He's going to establish His throne on the Earth, and he is going to reign here for a thousand years, and we will dwell with him forever. We will be with Him forever! The Bible says He's coming back in the clouds with great power and great Glory! People, He's coming soon! Get ready! Jesus Christ is coming soon! This is not a fairy tale! Most of the prophecies about Him, with the exception of only a few that have yet to be fulfilled, concerning His returning and the establishment of his Kingdom on the earth, have already been fulfilled. Jesus fulfilled them perfectly: He was born of a virgin, in the city of Bethlehem, raised up a prophet from among His brethren, despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek, having salvation, lowly, and riding upon an ass, upon a colt, the foal of an ass, betrayed by His friend for thirty pieces of silver, oppressed and afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth, brought as a Lamb to the slaughter, as a sheep before his shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth, He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed, He made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death, but God redeemed His soul from the power of the grave! He rose from the dead on the third day! Hallelujah! He ascended on high and led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men, yea to the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. Jesus was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And He was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: Hallelujah!

 Let's go to 1Cor 15:1-8, Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how 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: Jesus died for our sins. He came to take away our sins. John the Baptist said, Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. If you study in the Old Testament; the Passover lamb had to be a spotless lamb. Jesus is the spotless Lamb. As I was saying earlier, He was tempted in every way as we are, yet He never yielded, He never sinned, and so He is the spotless Lamb. He willingly offered Himself in obedience to the Father, on the cross for our sins. His death paid for our sins. He paid the full price. The penalty for sin is death; eternal separation from God. When Jesus was on the cross, the Bible says He was made sin, and the Father separated Himself from Him, because the Father cannot fellowship with sin. God loves you! He wants you to be with Him, but you must turn from your sins, Amen! Jesus suffered for our sins on the cross, He shed His Blood, that if we will repent and come to Him, His Blood will cleanse us. The Bible says He loved us and He washed us from our sins in His own Blood! Right here in verses 4-6 of chapter 15 of First Corinthians it says, And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, (Peter), then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, (Paul), as of one born out of due time.

 He set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come! and we are baptized into His death, burial and resurrection, and we, the Bible says, are seated in Him, at the right hand of the Father, far above all principality, power and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come! and the Bible says He has put all things under His feet, and given him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, Let's go there, let's go there, Hallelujah! Eph 1, Glory! Glory to God! Amen! This Gospel is in power. It is not in word only, but it is in power. The Bible says in 1Th 1:5, For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance... Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Eph 1;15-23, Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him... that's what we need people The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. 

This is where we are people! Every one of you that is trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart; you are seated in Him, at the right hand of the Father, far above all principality, power, might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but in that which is to come! Jesus Christ rose from the dead! He triumphed over all the powers of darkness! So I want to encourage you this morning: Are you under it? Is the weight on you? Is there oppression on you? Is there darkness in your life? Call on Him! Call on Him! Remember who you are in Christ; where you are in Christ: you are seated in Him, far above these powers of darkness that are oppressing you. Stand up! Be a man! Be a woman! Pray! Believe God! Trust God! He is with you! If you are trusting Him, He's with you! Don't be discouraged! I encourage you this morning! Jesus Christ is with you! I want to tell you: this morning I was oppressed by the devil. My wife and I were praying, and the Lord God moved on me by the power of the Holy Ghost and set me free from that oppression that was in me. or on me, it doesn't matter where it was, He set me free. And, I just want you to know, God is real! I have a friend, a dear brother in the Lord, thank God for him, he always says, "God is real, God is real!" I want to tell you He is real! He's alive! Jesus is not a religious icon on the wall of some church. Jesus Christ is not a religious figure in a story in a book. He's alive! He's our Savior! He died for our sins! He rose from the dead! He's seated at the right hand of the Father! He's making intercession for you! He's coming back in power! And He's going to establish His Kingdom forever! Don't be discouraged by this darkness that is in the world right now. Don't be discouraged by all the things you see going on. Don't meditate on those things. The Bible says, and Jesus has been saying to us, Look Up! Look Up! Look unto me! I'm coming soon! My light will shine on you as you look unto me. My light will shine in you, and it will expose whatever darkness is in you and drive it out of you! My light will shine through you in the world! People will be drawn to you; they will say, "What is it with you? How come you are happy? How come you have joy with all this evil going on?" And it will give you an opportunity to talk to them about Jesus. Hallelujah!

Let's go to Eph 2:1-8, And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world...Did you know, we were dead? Going back to Genesis, when God spoke to Adam, He said, ...in the day you eat thereof, you shall die...When man sinned, he died. And, those of us who lived in sin, all of us have lived in sin; the Bible says all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God; so those that are living in sin are dead. We are dead in trespasses and sins, but when we come to Jesus, we repent of our sins, forsake our sins, come to Jesus; He comes to dwell in us and our spirit is made alive! We inherit eternal life in Him. Let's read that again, And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved; And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Hallelujah! This is not a fairy tale. 

We repent. We believe on Jesus. We confess Him Lord and believe that He rose from the dead, and we are saved, born again unto a lively hope, as Peter said, baptized into His death and resurrection. We are raised with Him and seated with Him in the heavenly places at the Father's right hand, far above all powers, principalities, might and dominion, and every name that is named. Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!