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, January 17, 2021

 One Accord

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. My name is Rob Haymes. Today’s program is called One Accord. On the day of Pentecost the Apostle Peter preached the Gospel. Let’s go to Acts 2:32-47, He said, This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: The Lord said to my Lord, sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this ,they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation. Those words certainly apply today! We must be saved from this perverse generation! And there is salvation in no other than the Lord Jesus Christ; crucified for our sins! raised from the dead on the third day! Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Verse 42, And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Let’s go to Matt 15:8&9, These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. We must repent from following men and their doctrines and return to the Apostles’ doctrine; the New Testament, the Words of Jesus, and steadfastly continue in them, and then we will have genuine fellowship in the truth.
Truly our fellowship, as it says in 1 John, is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. Let’s go to 1 John 1:1-7, 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. Verses 6&7, 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. We have true fellowship only in the truth. In John 17:17, Jesus said,…sanctify them by your truth; your Word is truth. We must continue steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine and the Words of Jesus to walk in the light and have real fellowship with the Father and Jesus and one another. Jesus said, wherever two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst! When we come together in the name of Jesus, in the light, He will be there, and we will have true fellowship in Him, one with another. Only then can we be in one accord. That’s what God wants with us; one accord, one heart, one soul, glorifying Him.
John 17:1-26, This is Jesus’ prayer: Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. Verse 20&23 again, I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
1 John 2:26&27, These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. You have no need that any man teach you. You have no need for the doctrines of men; no need to follow a man or trust in a man, but the Holy Spirit, when you have received Him, will guide you into all truth. He is truth, and is no lie. It is these very doctrines of men that separate brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ and create division. And the world doesn’t know that the Father really sent Jesus, nor can they see His love among the brethren. 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. True disciples have true fellowship in Him, and the world can see His love in action, not in word only, but in deed and in truth. Jesus said, This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you, that you lay down your lives, one for another. Greater love has no man than this; that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do whatsoever things I command you. This is love: that you keep my commandments. Continuing in the Apostles’ doctrine and Jesus’ Words we can be one. As we as believers in Jesus come into one accord in the truth we will be as lights in this world and we will dispel the darkness; the growing darkness that is covering the people, as all flesh is corrupting it’s way on the Earth. We must be strong and walk in the light; the truth of God’s Word, and walk in love, and do the good works He has for us to do, as He leads us by His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He will lead us to glorify Jesus and bring real hope into this dark world. In the time of the end, as it is written in the Book of Daniel, they that know their God will be strong and do exploits. This is the time of the end, and we must walk in the Spirit and follow Jesus to do His good works, walking in the truth, walking in love, keeping His Words, loving one another, in one accord, continuing steadfast in the Apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and breaking of bread, and prayers.
Php 2:1-8, Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. This is Apostles’ doctrine, which if we the people of God would obey, and esteem higher than any doctrine of men, we would come into one accord, and we would shine as lights in this crooked and perverse world.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

 Neither Do I Condemn You

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is Fifteen Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called, Neither Do I Condemn You. Let’s turn to John 8:1-12, But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?" This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more." Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." Verse 7, So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."
We are such a self righteous and hypocritical people! We see someone making a mistake, or sinning, or doing something we believe is wrong, how quick we are to judge them and condemn them, according to our law, which we ourselves do not keep. He that is without sin among you, let him be the first to cast a stone. We so often forget that Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost, that all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God. In verse 10&11 Jesus said to that woman, "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more." Let’s turn to John chapter 3, verses 1-3, There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." I want to go to verses 16-21, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." Jesus said to Nicodemus, God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. This is the condemnation: that light is come into the world, but men loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
Mat 7:1-5, "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye'; and look, a plank isin your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. With what judgement you judge you will be judged. Self righteous condemnation of others does not make you righteous. You will be judged according to your works some day. In verse 24 Jesus said, Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgement. Understand people, God loves us so much that He gave His Beloved Son as a perfect sacrifice on the cross for our sins. How was Jesus a perfect sacrifice for our sins? He was born of the Virgin Mary. He was conceived in her womb by the Holy Ghost. The angel Gabriel said to her, Therefore that Holy Thing that shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. He became a man; Jesus, the Son of God. He lived as a man, just like you and me, and He was tempted in every way, just like you and me, yet He never sinned; he never yielded to the temptations. He overcame the temptations, and He never sinned. That’s why He is called the spotless Lamb. That’s why He could give Himself on the cross a perfect sacrifice for all of our sins. It was a horrible, brutal death and suffering on the cross that He did for us, because He so loved us, and He bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. He did that that we might be saved from our sins. God raised Him from the dead that we might inherit eternal life with Him, through repentance and faith in Him. He is not looking to condemn us, but to save us. We condemn ourselves when we will not come to Him.
Let’s look at John 6:32-40, Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always." And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." Let’s go to verse 51 , I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."
Notice that Jesus told the woman, Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more. It is those who continue in their sins and will not repent, will not come to the light and repent and be cleansed of their sins through Jesus’ precious Blood, that condemn themselves. And because they are guilty before God, they take delight in condemning others. It makes them feel righteous, but it does not make them righteous. We are made righteous only through humbling ourselves before the Living God and confessing our sins to Him and receiving the gift of His Son, and His sacrifice of Himself for our sins. All of us have sinned. There is no man that has not sinned, but one. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on the cross that we might be made the righteousness of God through Him. We are righteous only through faith in Him. When we believe in Jesus it is imputed to us for righteousness. When we believe what Jesus suffered for our sins, not for His sins, but for our sins, we will be convicted and come to Him, confessing our sins, and being washed in His precious Blood. We will love Him and seek to follow Him and obey His Words. Jesus is not condemning you. He loves you and He wants you to come to Him and let Him cleanse you and forgive you and deliver you and make you a man or a woman of God and bring you into His Glory. But you must come to Him. He said in Matt 11:28-30, 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." Come to Him. Come to Jesus! Come to Jesus! Stop judging others. Stop condemning others. That does not make you righteous. Jesus said, Come to Me! Learn of me! Follow me, and you will have eternal life, and you will be justified! Come to Jesus!
Right now I want to lead those of you who are willing, those of you who are reading this message, if you would like to join me in a prayer of repentance for judging others self righteously, please join me now:
Father, in Jesus name we come to you and we ask forgiveness for how we have judged others in our own self righteousness; condemning them, separating ourselves from them, looking down on them, whatever the case may be, we have judged un-righteously. We have condemned others to make ourselves feel more righteous, or better than them. We acknowledge this to you now Lord. We ask you to forgive us. We ask you to take the plank out of our eyes. Deliver us from this evil, from this pride, from all our self righteousness. For all of us have sinned. All of us have come short of your Glory. So we humble ourselves before you right now Father and we ask your forgiveness in Jesus name. Teach us to love others. You so loved us that you gave your Son for us. Help us to forgive others and to love them.
Is there someone that you cannot forgive; someone you feel that you cannot forgive them; you have judged them; you are still holding them in your judgement? They did something against you: they hurt you, they sinned against you, maybe really badly, and you feel like you are righteous in holding them in your judgement. You feel like they don’t deserve your forgiveness. My friend, you are in self righteousness. I’m not condemning you. I’m just telling you the truth. You have no right to judge them. Yes, they treated you wrongly. Yes, it was wrong, and you were hurt, or hindered in some way. I plead with you right now: because God forgave you through the sacrifice of His own Beloved Son, who never did anything wrong, I urge you now; ask God to help you to forgive that person. Forgive them! Forgive them! Forgive them! Forgive them for what they said to you, what they did to you , how they embarrassed you, whatever it is, forgive them! Don’t hold them in judgement any longer. Release them from your judgement so that God can release you from His judgement against you for your self righteousness and your own wickedness. He promised, if we will not forgive, we will not be forgiven. If we are not forgiven, we are not going to Heaven. Don’t kid yourself, don’t deceive yourself, you must forgive; in order for you to be forgiven you must forgive others. Not only that; you need to love them. You need to ask God to help you to love them and do good to them, as much as it is in your power. God bless you, everyone reading this. I pray that God will help us all to not be self righteous, to not judge others un-righteously, but to humble ourselves and follow Jesus. Remember, as Jesus was suffering so badly on the cross, He prayed for those who were condemning Him and killing Him: Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

 Nebuchadnezzar's Testimony

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today’s program is called Nebuchadnezzar’s Testimony. This is the testimony that Nebuchadnezzar gave, as it is written in the Book of Daniel. Let’s turn to Daniel chapter 4, verses 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. I just want to point out here that Nebuchadnezzar was one of the greatest kings that was ever on the face of the Earth. Verse 23, "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.
Right now we are in a great trial in America with the 2020 presidential election. No matter what you believe about this election, or which candidate you support, there is one thing that is indisputable: God is in complete control, His hand is stretched out still, and no one can restrain His hand or say to Him, what are you doing? He will place a man of His choice as President of the United States for the next four years; that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He wills and sets over it the lowest of men. No matter what the outcome will be, set your hope on the King who is coming soon. Do not be dismayed! Set your hope in Him! He is coming back very soon, and He will set everything straight. While you still have breath, set your hope on Jesus Christ! Come to Him, and give Him all your heart! Repent and believe the Good News of what Jesus has done for you and what is about to take place! No matter how dark it gets, keep looking up to Him: The Light of the World, and His light will shine on you and in you, to cleanse you and sanctify you, and through you, that others may be drawn to Him through your love and devotion to Him, and your love for your brothers and sisters. In 1 John 1 we read, God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
Let’s turn to Dan 2:20-23, Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. "I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king's demand." Verse 28-45, But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart. "You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. This image's head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. "This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all—you are this head of gold. But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure."
The God of Heaven will set up a Kingdom which shall never be destroyed. Most people who have studied the Scriptures and the history of the World believe that we are presently in the time of the feet of iron and clay; the final mixed kingdom of Greek and Roman culture; the final worldly kingdom. The final chapter of this age is upon us; the reign of the anti-Christ, the man of sin, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the brightness of His coming. He, the Lord Jesus Christ, is coming back to Earth very soon, and the anti-Christ, the false prophet, and the devil will be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night forever and ever, and so shall it be for every person whose name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life; every person who rejected His loving sacrifice for our sins on the cross of Calvary; the sacrifice of Himself; that He might wash us from our sins in His own Blood that we might inherit the Kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the Earth. All the wicked will be judged by fire in that last day, that great day of the wrath of the Lamb, and they shall be ashes under the feet of the righteous. The Lord’s Kingdom will be established forever, and all those who have repented of their sins and been justified in Him and remained faithful unto Him unto death will reign with Him as kings and priests forever in His Glory. Jesus Christ is our King and He will reign forever on the throne of His father David. Isaiah 9:6&7, For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
Interpretation of tongues:
I am God Almighty, and as my servant has spoken, my hand is upon this election in the United States, and I will put whom I will as President of the United States for the next four years. Let your trust be in me, says the Lord. Look unto me; the author and the finisher of your faith, who for the joy set before Him; the Lord Jesus Christ, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the Majesty on High.