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, April 14, 2024

 Sorry For My Sin


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Thank you Father, in Jesus name, we thank you for this program. Thank you Lord! 

We praise you Father and I thank you for this message that you have given me for this week. I pray that you would bless every one of us to have ears to hear what you are saying, and understanding: help us to understand what you are saying. Thank you Lord for the truth of your Word. Today’s program is called, Sorry For My Sin. In Psalm 38:18 it is written, For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. Let’s turn to 2 Cor 7:6,  Nevertheless God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more. For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world produces death.  Let’s turn to Psalm 51:1, Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight—that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You. Verse 7, Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. You may remember that, throughout the Old Testament, they used hyssop to sprinkle the blood, and God had Moses put the blood of the Passover lamb upon the doorposts with hyssop, that the angel of death would pass over the houses of the Children of Israel. So David is referring to the blood of the sacrifice purging him of his sin: purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. But now we have a better sacrifice: the sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God, who took away the sins of the world, and His shed Blood washes us white as snow. When? When we have godly sorrow, and we have true repentance, and we confess and acknowledge our sin before our God. He will forgive us, for Jesus’ sake, and He will cleanse us through faith in His shed Blood, white as snow. The Scripture says, Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. Amen.


Let’s go to Psalm 32:1, Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 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. 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. For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Verse 5, …I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,  and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Prov 28:13, He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. False grace falsely covers sins without godly sorrow; without confession, and without forsaking them. True repentance is much more than changing your mind. Godly sorrow works repentance not to be repented of: true repentance: confessing our sins and forsaking them, and being truly cleansed of them, by faith in the sacrifice of Jesus and His precious shed Blood. Only the Blood of Jesus can purge your conscience of sins and cleanse you of the unrighteousness that brought them to pass. Jesus died to take away our sins, not just to cover them and hide them in the darkness of false grace. The Apostle John said that truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ, that He 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 we don’t practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with the Father and with His Son and with one another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. There is no true fellowship with God or one another if we cover our sins with lies. But if we walk in the light and confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness in the Blood of His Son. Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood. There needs to be real godly sorrow from the heart. 


Let’s turn to Luke 7:36, Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner. And Jesus answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. So he said, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more? Simon answered and said, I suppose the one whom he forgave more. And He said to him, You have rightly judged. Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. Then He said to her, Your sins are forgiven. And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, Who is this who even forgives sins? Then He said to the woman, Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.  


Isa 54:4, Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole Earth. For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, like a youthful wife when you were refused, says your God. For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer. We are sorry for our sins because of the love of God: after He has loved us so much and given His beloved Son to suffer for us and bear our sins upon the Cross; to shed His very Blood for us and die for us and rise again from the dead, we are sorry that we have sinned against Him who loved us so much! We are sorry because we love Him; for Him and for his truth. We love him because He first loved us and gave Himself for us. 


Repentance not to be repented of: when you have godly sorrow, it works true repentance in you and you don’t ever need to repent again for that sin: it is cleansed; you are washed in Jesus’ Blood, white as snow; justified, just as though you never sinned. This is why Godly sorrow is so important: so you can fully repent from the heart and be fully cleansed and fully justified through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus: faith in His sacrifice for you, Hallelujah! Not so with only changing your mind. Not so with false grace. We must repent with all our heart!


Father, I pray now in the name of Jesus your Son, that you would send forth your Holy Spirit to convict your people in this country, the United States of America, and also in other places in the world, of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that you would bring godly sorrow to your people, that your people that are called by your name would humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways and seek your face!, that our land may be healed! For we are in a straight; we are in dire circumstances, Father, as you know! It’s because we have rejected your Word and we have turned our backs to you: turning away from you to follow our own wicked ways! We are certainly like Sodom and like Gomorrah! Father, I pray for this in Jesus’ name! Thank you Father, thank you Lord, thank you Father!


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.


Sunday, April 7, 2024

Every Idle Word


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus.

Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Thank you Heavenly Father! Thank you for this program Father, Amen! Thank you! The joy of the Lord is our strength. Today’s program is called, Every Idle Word. We’re going to start in Mat 15:1, Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. He answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and your mother, and he who curses father or mother, let him be put to death. But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God—then he need not honor his father or mother. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 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 for doctrines the commandments of men. When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. Then His disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying? But He answered and said, Every plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. Then Peter answered and said to Him, Explain this parable to us. So Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man. Mat 12:33, Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the Day of Judgment. 

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.


Let’s go to Jas 4:4, Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Here is the key to all of this: humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.


What is in your heart will come out of your mouth: what is in your heart? Do you love God? Do you love the truth? Do you love the world, or do you love the Father? You can’t have both. What do you love? 2 Tim 3:1, But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. What do you love? 1 John 3:16, By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. Verse 23, And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. 1 John 4:7, Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 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. If someone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. Chapter 5, verse 3,  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. Jude 1:20, 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. 


Jesus said, If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. He said, Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits (practices) sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. This is how we cleanse our hearts: continuing in His Word with the Holy Spirit teaching us and leading us into all truth; loving Jesus; loving His Word; loving the truth; keeping His commandments and  loving one another. Eph 5:25, Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. As we continue reading and studying and doing the Word of the Lord, with the Holy Spirit, we are being washed and cleansed of the evil in our hearts, even as Jesus said to His disciples in John 15:3, Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. More and more good is being built up in us. Our words and our conversation will be more and more in the goodness of God and the truth of His Word; loving God and loving one another.


Eph 4:29, Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 1 Pet 3:10, For he who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Psalm 39:1, I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me. 

Mat 12:37, For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Satan will work to try to get you involved in evil conversation to sin with your lips; then you will be defiled. If you enter into evil conversation, you will sin with your lips; you will very likely agree with evil and be defiled. 1 Tim 5:22, …neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure. When you sin with your lips, confess it to God, just as with other sins, and turn from it. He is faithful and just to forgive you and cleanse you. 1 Pet 1:22 Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.

Remember: Jesus said, But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

 The Belly Of The Whale


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied. 


Thank you Heavenly Father; we praise you Heavenly Father; we bless your holy name; we give you thanks. This is your program; I pray you would bless every person listening to this message that you have given me, especially those whom you have called to preach the Gospel. This message is called, The Belly Of The Whale. Let’s turn to Jonah 1:1, Now the Word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me. But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up. Then the mariners were afraid; and every man cried out to his god, and threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten the load. But Jonah had gone down into the lowest parts of the ship, had lain down, and was fast asleep. So the captain came to him, and said to him, What do you mean, sleeper? Arise, call on your God; perhaps your God will consider us, so that we may not perish. And they said to one another, Come, let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this trouble has come upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah. Then they said to him, Please tell us! For whose cause is this trouble upon us? What is your occupation? And where do you come from? What is your country? And of what people are you? So he said to them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of Heaven, who made the sea and the dry land. Then the men were exceedingly afraid, and said to him, Why have you done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them. 

Then they said to him, What shall we do to you that the sea may be calm for us?—for the sea was growing more tempestuous. And he said to them, Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me. Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them. Therefore they cried out to the Lord and said, We pray, O Lord, please do not let us perish for this man's life, and do not charge us with innocent blood; for You, O Lord, have done as it pleased You. So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea, and the sea ceased from its raging. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice to the Lord and took vows. Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 

Chapter 2, Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish's belly. And he said: I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. For You cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the floods surrounded me; all Your billows and Your waves passed over me. Then I said, I have been cast out of Your sight; yet I will look again toward Your holy temple. The waters surrounded me, even to my soul; the deep closed around me; weeds were wrapped around my head. I went down to the moorings of the mountains; the Earth with its bars closed behind me forever; yet You have brought up my life from the pit, O Lord, my God. When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer went up to You, into Your holy temple. Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord. So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land. Chapter 3, Now the Word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you. So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the Word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent. And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day's walk. Then he cried out and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown! So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish? Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it. 



Let’s turn to Rom 10:8, But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your heart and in your mouth, that is, the Word of faith which we preach: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace; who bring glad tidings of good things. Verse 17, So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. They must hear the Word of God, spoken by a preacher who has been sent by the Holy Spirit, in order to believe. 


Let’s turn to Acts 13:1, Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. Barnabas and Saul were sent that day through their brothers to the work that God had called them to. They obeyed and went forth, preaching the Gospel in the synagogues and in the streets. This work started in Antioch: the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the Gentiles in Antioch, and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Paul and Barnabas ministered there, and they were sent out by the Holy Spirit from that church, first into Galatia, then into Macedonia, and Achaia, and then into Asia. Eventually Paul went to Rome and preached the Gospel there. From this work to which the Holy Spirit called Barnabas and Saul the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ began to spread over all the Earth. How important it was that they fasted and prayed and ministered to the Lord that day, and the Holy Spirit spoke and sent them out to the work, and they obeyed Him and followed Him. And though they suffered many persecutions and trials, they continued to follow Him and preach the Gospel wherever He sent them! How important it is that Peter and John and James and Jude and Luke and Paul and Silas and Timothy; Matthew, Mark and many, many other men of God, throughout these many years,  have obeyed the call of God on their life. Their simple act of seeking Him and obeying His voice and doing the work of preaching the Gospel where He has sent them, has brought about many great salvations all over the Earth. 


Are you called of God? If you are called of God, I want to encourage you this day to seek Him with fasting and prayer and worship until He speaks to you and He sends you to the work that He has called you to. You cannot preach the Gospel unless you are sent by the Holy Spirit. You can go and preach, but there will be no lasting fruit from your preaching. When He sends you, He will go with you as you follow Him to speak the Words that He gives you by His Spirit where He sends you. Remember what Jesus said in John 6: It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The Words that I speak to you are Spirit and they are life. If you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit, with evidence of speaking in other tongues, you are not equipped to do this. You need to seek the Lord and ask Jesus to baptize you in the Holy Spirit. You need to learn to be led by Him, because it is only as you yield to Him and follow Him that you will be able to preach the Gospel, and it will bring forth good fruit in the lives of those who hear you. 


God sent Jonah to Nineveh to preach to them the Words that He would give him. At first he disobeyed and tried to run away from the presence of the Lord; he ended up in the belly of the whale, and he prayed there: When my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord, and my prayer came in unto you, into your holy temple. Are you in the belly of the whale? Are you called of God to preach His Word, and you have not obeyed His calling, but you have been running from His presence, and you are in various trials and great distresses? Jonah prayed to the Lord there and God brought him out and sent him again to Nineveh. And when Jonah preached the Word that God gave him to preach, the entire city believed God, and they turned from their evil ways in true repentance, with fasting, and God spared the city from the judgment and destruction He was going to bring upon them for their evil ways. Over 120,000 people were saved from destruction through Jonah’s preaching. Those of you who are reading this message and you know that God has called you, and you have not obeyed His voice, I exhort you this day to repent to Him and begin to minister to Him with fasting and prayer, and seek Him until He sends you by His Holy Spirit. Wait till He sends you; seek Him till He sends you. Don’t run to Bible school. You don’t need to go to Bible school. You need to humble yourself before the Living God and take your Bible every day and read it and study it and ask Him to teach you by His Holy Spirit. When He is ready, He will speak to you; He will send you. 1 John 2:27, 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. And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. 


Interpretation of a message in tongues:


I am God Almighty! Those of you whom I have called, you know who you are. Hearken to My servant Rob this day. I have given him these Words to exhort you; to look to Me now. Seek Me now in this hour. I want you to obey My voice; I want you to speak My Gospel in the Earth as I send you, where I send you. I will be with you. Fear not! Fear not a man! For I am the Living God; no one can stay My hand; no one can prevent Me from protecting you and keeping you, and I will do so as you obey My voice. But you must humble yourself before Me and receive My calling and obey My calling in your life. I will send you by My Holy Spirit, says the Lord.


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.


Sunday, March 24, 2024

 The Man Of Sin


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Thank you Heavenly Father. Thank you for this day. Thank you for this program, Father, that you’ve given me to share with your people. I pray you would bless all of us, as we listen, or as we read, that you would open our hearts to receive what you are saying by your Holy Spirit, Father, Amen. Give us understanding of your Word. Thank you Lord. Today’s program is called, The Man Of Sin. Let’s turn to 2 Thess 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed. Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Chapter 2, verse 1, Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by Me. 


Let’s go to John 3:14, Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, and He said, And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 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. Verse 36, He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. This is the record: that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life; he that does not have the Son of God shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. The day of God’s wrath is coming upon all the wicked; upon all those who reject the sacrifice of God’s dear Son for their sins; who would not believe the truth, but have pleasure in unrighteousness. Light has come into the world: Jesus has come into the world, and He has spoken the truth: His Word is the truth. He has given Himself upon the Cross to suffer and die for our sins; to take the full punishment upon Himself. He died for our sins and shed His Blood to atone for them. 


Isa 53:7, He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. and they made His grave with the wicked—but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Many have heard this report, but Isaiah said, Who has believed our report?, and to whom is the Arm of the Lord revealed? Many do not believe the report; many do not obey the Gospel. Did you know that not only do we need to believe the Gospel, but we need to obey the Gospel? We need to walk in faith every day, trusting in Jesus’ sacrifice for us upon the Cross, and His resurrection from the dead. We need to walk in the light, confessing our sins and being cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, with faith in His shed Blood atoning for all our sins; walking with a conscience void of offense toward God and man; doing good. He that does good is of God; he that does evil has not seen God. Jesus is coming in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that do not know God, and that do not obey the Gospel. They shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power. He is coming to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired by all them that believe the report; that believe the truth. But He is not coming until there has been a falling away in the Church first: we are in it, and have been in it for years in the Church, and until that man of sin shall be revealed: the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called god, after the working of Satan, with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth that they might be saved.  Do you love the truth?  Do you love Jesus, and what He has done for you? For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie. What is the lie? It’s the same lie that Satan told Eve in the Garden of Eden: “You shall not surely die.” You can sin and not perish. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. If you won’t receive the love of the truth, God’s Word is the truth; Jesus is the truth; He loved you and gave Himself for you, that you might have eternal life with Him and with His Father in His glorious Kingdom, if you won’t receive the love of the truth, God is going to send you strong delusion: that you will believe the man of sin, and you will be swept away with him into eternal damnation. Don’t think you can’t be deceived! If God sends you strong delusion, you will be deceived, and you will believe the lie.  


The Antichrist is coming with great power and deception, and the Scripture says that the whole world is going to worship him: everyone who’s name is not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. He will have a false prophet with him, doing great signs and wonders, so, if possible, to deceive the very elect. You say, “I’m a good Christian; I go to a good church; I read the Bible; I pray.” Do you love the truth? Or do you still have pleasure in unrighteousness? These men are going to be operating in all the power of the devil: commanding fire down from heaven; causing everyone to receive a mark in their forehead, or in their right hand, everyone in the whole world, or else they won’t be able to buy or sell.  What are you going to do then? Don’t think this won’t happen in your lifetime. As I said, we have been in a great falling away from the truth in the Church for many years, and evil is filling the Earth. It is written in Daniel 8:23&24, And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their fullness, a king shall arise, having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, and shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. Friends, the transgressors are reaching their fullness now! The evil that is going on in the Earth, even in the Church, is unreal! If they are not full yet, they will be very soon. Are we ready to stand; to truly be faithful to Jesus unto death, loving Him, believing Him, trusting Him to sustain us? The man of sin is going to war against the saints and overcome them. The Scripture says, they loved not their lives unto death: They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony: the truth, and they loved not their lives unto death. Brothers and sisters, we need to take these Words very seriously, and we need to be preparing ourselves, for these days are upon us! Jesus is coming very soon. Are you ready?


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love him in truth, Amen!

Sunday, March 17, 2024

 Go And Sin No More


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Thank you Heavenly Father! Thank you Lord Jesus! We thank you; we bless your holy name; we thank you for this day Father. Thank you for this program. I pray you would bless everyone reading this, and grant us all understanding of what your Spirit is saying, in Jesus’ name. Today’s program is called, Go And Sin No More. Let’s turn to John 8:1, 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 31, Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, You will be made free? Jesus answered them, Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. 


Let’s turn to 1 John 1:1, 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. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us.  


Mat 7:21, Jesus said, 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! Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell, and great was its fall.  


Jesus is the light of the world. If we follow Him, we shall not walk in darkness, but we shall have the light of life. He said, If you love Me, keep My Words. Jesus said, Deny yourself, and take up your cross daily and follow Me. How do we follow Him? We cannot see Him. When He told His disciples that He was going back to be with the Father, He said that He would send them another comforter. Let’s go to John 14:15, If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. Do you see this?: if you love Jesus and you keep His Words, you will receive the Holy Spirit. Jesus will send the Holy Spirit; He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit. Verse 17, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world? Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My Words; and the Word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 


If we love Jesus, and we love Him because He first loved us and laid down His life for us upon the Cross, we will keep His Words. If we love Him, we will receive the Holy Spirit, and He will abide with us, and He will lead us, as we yield to Him in love, to keep the Lord’s sayings in every situation. Jesus said, I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Jesus is with us by the Holy Spirit. We follow Him by denying ourselves; our own desires and plans, and taking up our cross: the Father’s will in our life, and yielding to Him as He leads us to follow Jesus; to keep His sayings; to do the will of the Father, every day in every situation. We can do this because we love Him. Jesus said, If a man love Me, he will keep My Words, and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our home with him. Do you think, if the Almighty God: the Father; the Creator of all things, and His beloved Son Jesus, who has overcome all sin and death and all the power of the devil, if they are dwelling in you, do you think you might be able to do this? Yes! Of course!, if you will humble yourself, repent and believe Him and trust Him and love Him. There is nothing too hard for the God that we serve, if you will love Him. 


Let’s go to John 3:14, Jesus was talking to Nicodemus, and He said, …as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 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.  


There is no fellowship with God the Father or His Son or with one another if we are walking in darkness: if we won’t repent of certain sins that we love; no fellowship! It’s all phony fellowship and a lie, unless it’s in the light; in the truth, with the precious Blood of Jesus cleansing us! That’s why the Father sent His beloved Son!: not to condemn us, but to purify unto Himself His own special people, in His great love, zealous for good works; to bring forth His holy people, separated unto Him, loving Him, keeping His Words, and loving one another. Titus 2:11, For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Hallelujah! Thank you Father! Hallelujah!


Interpretation of a message in tongues:


I am God Almighty! My Children, listen to My servant Rob this day. I have given him these words. Give heed to them! Look unto Me! Love Me! Love My Son! For I have loved you and sent Him for your salvation; for your cleansing; your purging; to make you righteous; to make you holy, so you can live with Me forever in My glorious Kingdom! Turn to Me with all your heart in this hour of your life, and I will help you, says the Lord, who loves you.


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen. 







Sunday, March 10, 2024

 The Lord’s Prayer


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.


Thank you Father! We bless your holy name! We thank you for this day, Father. It’s a beautiful day here in Texas. We thank you Father for the rain we just had. We thank you for your goodness. We thank you for your mercy, Amen. I just pray now for everyone reading this message, I pray Father that you would bless our hearts; open our hearts to hear what you are saying; to receive what the Spirit of the Lord is saying. Amen, Father, in Jesus’ name. Today we’re going to speak about The Lord’s Prayer. So let’s start. Mat 6:5, And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.  And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Our Father who is in Heaven: if you are in Jesus Christ, through faith in His sacrifice, then you are a son or a daughter of God, and He is your Father. 1 John 3:1,  Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God! Gal 4:6, And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, Abba, Father! If you are in Christ, then He is in you, and you are seated with Him in Heaven at the Father’s right hand. The Father is in you, and you are in Him: no more a servant or a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 1 John 3:2, 

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. 


Mat 6:9,...Hallowed be Your name. His name is holy! Verse 10, Your kingdom come... It is His Kingdom; He is a great King! Mal 1:14, But cursed be the deceiver who has in his flock a male, and takes a vow, but sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished—For I am a great King, says the Lord of hosts, and My name is to be feared among the nations. Your Kingdom come. Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. May your Kingdom come, Father, and may your will be done in the Earth, as it is in Heaven. This is what we are praying for: the Father’s Kingdom on the Earth. The Kingdom is the Father’s. And because His Son Jesus Christ humbled Himself to obey His Father to come to Earth and to do His will and die on the Cross for our sins, He has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name above every name that is named, in Heaven, in the Earth, and under the Earth, that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah Father! We just worship You right now! Glory and honor and majesty and power be unto you Father, and unto your holy name forever! The Father has appointed His Son Jesus to be King, in His name, over all the Earth. His throne will soon be established in Jerusalem, and He will reign as a King and a Priest over all the Earth upon His throne, until all His enemies are put under His feet. For He must reign until He has put all enemies under His feet. Praise God! 


Mat 6:11, Give us this day our daily bread. Jesus said, Ask, and you shall receive. Mat 6:25, …do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 

and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? 

For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. The Scripture says, He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled. 


Mat 6:12, And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. The word “debts” is sins or trespasses. Verse 14, For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. It is the Father who forgives sins. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

1 John 2:1, …and if any man sins we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.  And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.  God the Father loves us so much that He gave His beloved Son Jesus to suffer upon the Cross and die for our sins, that we might receive forgiveness of sins through repentance and faith in Him, and that we might inherit eternal life in Him. But if we will not forgive; if there is any person, anyone, who we will not forgive, no matter what they have done to us, then our Father in Heaven will not forgive our sins. If we are not forgiven, then we are separated from the Father; we cannot enter into His Kingdom. Remember: Jesus suffered the full penalty upon His body for all our sins, all of them, upon the Cross. No matter how bad it was, He took it upon Himself, that we might be forgiven. When we refuse to forgive and have mercy upon another person, we cut ourselves off from God’s mercy and forgiveness in our lives. If God has forgiven you, with all that you have done, through the sacrifice of His own Son, who are you to refuse to forgive someone else, no matter what they have done? 

You say, “I can’t forgive them! You don’t know what they did to me, or to my loved one!” 

God knows what they did, and if they would repent to Him, He would forgive them, because of what Jesus did.  Forgive them! You say, “I can’t!” I’m here to tell you you can: He will help you, if you will ask Him. Ask Him, “Father, you know I can’t forgive this person, but I am willing to do it if you will help me.”  If you are sincere, He will help you! Reach out to them in forgiveness; He will be with you. 


Mat 6:13, And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil… 1 Cor 10:13, No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. God led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil; Jesus overcame in every temptation by speaking the Word of God to the devil by the Holy Spirit: the sword of the Spirit. We need to pray this in faith: that God will not lead us into temptation. However, when we are tempted,  

God is faithful, and we can escape the temptation by trusting Him and speaking His Word by the Holy Spirit in the situation. The Apostle James said, Blessed is the man that endures temptation, for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to them that love Him. If we will love Him and trust Him and keep His Word in the situation, we will be able to endure and to overcome the evil. James said, Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. That’s why Jesus said that we should pray to the Father, Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. As we continue in the Word of God, with the Holy Spirit teaching us, and leading us into all truth, as we know the truth, more and more, Jesus will be setting us free, more and more, from the evil that is in us, and we will be purified through what we endure, trusting in the Father, who loves us so much that He gave His Son for us, and He will help us to overcome. Col 1:13, He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. That’s how we are forgiven!: through the sacrifice of His Son; through His shed Blood. For God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.


Mat 6:13, …For Yours is the kingdom…  The Kingdom is the Father’s Kingdom. …and the power… He has all power! No one can stay His hand, or say to Him, What are you doing? He created all things with His Word and His power! …and the glory… All the glory is His! All the Earth shall be filled with His glory! He alone is worthy of all glory and honor and praise! Rev 4:11, You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created!

Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen!


Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.