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.

Monday, September 19, 2022

 On The Third Day


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called On The Third Day. Before we start I just want to thank every person that is listening and every person that is reading this: God bless you. I thank God for you. I want to give a special thankyou to every person that has been praying for my wife Darlene and I, as Satan has attacked us big time over the past couple of weeks with afflictions in our bodies. And I was so sick that I could not do a program last week. Satan had me shut down. I hated it, and then this week, as you may know, I was not able to do a program yesterday on Saturday. I did not have a message, and I didn’t have the strength to do it. I was sitting at my desk, and I had nothing; nothing. I was completely shut down. But, long about midnight last night, God began to strengthen me in my body, and I woke up and I began to repent for not warring a good warfare as I should have been. I had been overpowered by feelings of sickness and different afflictions in my body. So I repented and began to pray. I prayed for over and hour in tongues and in English, and the Holy Spirit led me in some warfare. I must have overcome, because at 3:30 am I was laying in bed and as I began to wake up I heard the words “On The Third Day”. Then I heard it again, “On The Third Day”. Then I thought, Lord are you talking to me? “On The Third Day” And, it was Jesus, and He was giving me this program, right then, at 3:30 in the morning! So, let’s jump into it! This program came with a lot of joy, I’m telling you! This has been an interesting two weeks! And, we have victory, because of what happened on that third day! We have the victory! Jesus Christ won the victory over all the powers of darkness; over all sickness; over all pain and suffering, torment and sorrow! Jesus Christ took it all on and overcame it, on the Cross, and when He rose from the dead He overcame it all! He came out of the heart of the earth! He came out; He was raised from the dead on the third day, hallelujah!; He triumphed over it all! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!; over all powers; over all principalities, and all dominions, and every name that is named! Hallelujah!


Let’s turn to Mark 10:32-34, Thank God! Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again. Let’s turn to Luke 9:18-26, Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! Amen!  And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, Who do the crowds say that I am? So they answered and said, John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again. He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, The Christ of God. And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, saying, The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My Words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father's, and of the holy angels.


Let’s read Psalm 88. I believe this is about Jesus in the heart of the Earth.  O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry. For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to the grave. I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, adrift among the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom You remember no more, and who are cut off from Your hand. You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the depths. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and You have afflicted me with all Your waves. You have put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out; My eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. 

Will You work wonders for the dead?  Shall the dead arise and praise You?  Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction?  Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? and Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?  But to You I have cried out, O Lord, and in the morning my prayer comes before You.  Lord, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me? I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught. Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your terrors have cut me off. They came around me all day long like water; They engulfed me altogether. Loved one and friend You have put far from me, And my acquaintances into darkness. 


Now let’s read Psalm 30. Hallelujah! I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His Holy Name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life;  Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!   That’s what happened to me this morning! Joy came in the morning!   Now in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong; You hid Your face, and I was troubled. I cried out to You, O Lord; and to the Lord I made supplication: What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth? Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me; Lord, be my helper! You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. Hos 6:1-3, Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.  Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth. When the Father raised Jesus from the dead, He raised us with Him! After two days He will revive us. On the third day He will raise us up!


Let’s turn to 1 Cor 15:1-26, Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed. 

Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 

But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 

Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! You can see here that, as we read in Hosea chapter 6, when the Father raised Jesus from the dead, He raised us with Him! Hallelujah! Thank you Lord! Praise God Almighty! This has yet to be fulfilled: when Jesus returns in the clouds, it will be fulfilled!  He is the first fruits, Christ, risen from the dead; afterwards, they that are Christ’s at His coming, and that’s when we will be glorified. 



As we read in the scriptures, Jesus died for our sins. He came to take away our sins. All the sins of the whole human race were laid on Him. Because He lived as a man, tempted in every way as we are, and yet without sin, He became the Spotless Lamb of God, and all our sins were laid on Him, and He carried them all away. It is written in Isaiah 53:4&5, Surely He has borne our sicknesses and carried our pains; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All our sins and all of their consequences were laid on Jesus on the Cross. That’s when the Father had to separate Himself from His Beloved Son, for the first time in all eternity. That’s when Jesus cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” He suffered all of that for us because the Father loves us, and He gave His Beloved Son to save us from our destructions. Jesus died on that Cross for all our sins. The wages of sin is death. His dead body was placed in the tomb, and His soul and His Spirit descended into the heart of the Earth, where He was shut up for three days and three nights. There He cried out to God, and He was heard in that He feared.

Remember, God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Jesus went to Hades because all our sin was upon Him, yet He believed the Gospel while He was there. He believed what He had been teaching His disciples: that on the third day He was going to rise again from the dead. And on the morning of the third day, the Father, by the power of the Holy Spirit, raised His body from the dead! The full ransom had been paid, and Jesus came out of that grave in His glorified, resurrected body, justified completely from all our sins that were laid on Him. And when the Father raised Jesus from the dead, He raised us with Him; it hasn’t been fulfilled yet, but it took place right then; justified completely from all sin and unrighteousness; washed in His precious Blood, Hallelujah!, that whosoever will repent and believe on Him, confessing Him Lord, and believing that God raised Him from the dead, shall be saved: saved from sickness; saved from all the powers of darkness that have had us bound; saved from lies into the truth; saved from darkness into His marvelous light, and saved from death into eternal life with Him in His glorious Kingdom.  


1 Cor 15:50-58, Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory! O death where is your sting? O hades, where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 



Saturday, September 3, 2022

 The Good Fight Of Faith


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called The Good Fight Of Faith. I want to start off with a prayer. Let’s pray together: Father, in Jesus’ name, I take authority over all unbelief, all fear, all doubt, all rebellion, all pride; I take authority over these powers that would stop this message from being heard. Give us ears to hear and hearts to receive what the Spirit of the Lord is saying, in Jesus’ name. Amen!  God bless every one of you! We are in a war! I know you’ve heard that before, but we must fight! This morning the Father encouraged me to fight the good fight of faith, and He sent me to encourage you! I’m already greatly encouraged: I just did some warfare and put off things that were oppressing me. One thing I want to share with you which many of you have probably experienced: You are in prayer, or you wake up from a dream, and all of a sudden you are in guilt. Satan is bringing something to your mind: a sin that you were involved in in the past that you have already repented of, and he brings it up, including all kinds of different scenes of things you did wrong, and you start feeling guilty. What’s going on? Satan is seducing your faith. If he can get you in guilt, and you start feeling guilty, first of all you are in unbelief, and you’re in guilt; you’re not believing what Jesus did for you on the Cross. So what do you do? You have to repent; just say, Father forgive me, and then just speak the truth: that you were forgiven; you repented of that sin, whenever it was, you confessed your sin, and God forgave you, and He cleansed you with the precious Blood of His Son! You’ve been washed white as snow, as it says in Isaiah, Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow! Remind the Devil. Tell him the truth. Speak your testimony of what God has done for you through the sacrifice of His Son! Jesus died for our sins; He was crucified!, and on the third day, the Father raised Him from the dead! He was crucified for our sins and raised again for our justification! We are justified in Jesus! Hallelujah!


Let’s turn to 1 Tim 6:3-16,  If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself. Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ's appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen. Verses 11&12, But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called… This is a good fight!, and it is also a fight of faith. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God! Our weapons to fight this fight are mighty through God! We must receive the Holy Spirit! Many of you, perhaps, that are listening or reading this: you’ve been told that you have the Holy Spirit, but you’ve been lied to. You have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit, with evidence of speaking in other tongues. If you have a controversy with speaking in tongues, you’ve missed the bus! Speaking in other tongues is the beginning; it’s extremely important that you yield your tongue to the Holy Spirit; that you be filled with the Spirit! Speaking in tongues is evidence that a person has received the Holy Spirit, but speaking in tongues and praying in tongues; praying in the Holy Spirit is extremely important! You need to be able to do that. You need to humble yourself and read the Word of God; do a word search and read the scriptures about it. It is very important! There is no condemnation, but many of you have been told you received the Holy Spirit when you were baptized in water, or you got the Holy Spirit when you were born again. Actually that’s true: when you received Jesus He came into your heart by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is in you and you are in Him, but you need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit; you need to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Do you understand what I am talking about? This is a blessing! And this is something you need as a Christian! You cannot do these things without the Holy Spirit. 


Let’s turn to 2 Cor 10:1-6, Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. You cannot do these things in the flesh; only through the power of the Holy Spirit. These things are where Satan works: strongholds, imaginations, high things exalting themselves against the knowledge of God, disobedient thoughts, ungodly thoughts, thoughts of unbelief or guilt. God has given us weapons which are mighty through God to fight the good fight of faith. You must be baptized in the Holy Spirit in order to make use of these weapons, because they are mighty through Him: The exceeding greatness of His mighty power which He worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand, far above all principality and power and might, and every name that is named! Let’s go there: Eph 1:15-23, Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:  that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, (that’s what we need!) the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. The Holy Spirit knows what is going on on the battlefield, and He will lead you in the fight, otherwise you will be overcome, and you must have the whole armor of God on you to fight effectively to win the battle. 


Eph 6:10-18, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit… The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Stand up! Use your faith! Repent of your unbelief and rebellion, put on your armor, and get in the fight! Take back the land that the enemy has taken from you! Jesus is the Lord of the warfare, and He leads us by His Spirit in the fight of faith. Notice: It is a fight of faith, faith in His sacrifice for our sins on the Cross; His shed Blood cleansing us from all sin, making us righteous in His sight. His resurrection from the dead justifies us before our God; His total defeat of the enemy! Col 2:13-15, And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to His Cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. Jesus triumphed over all principalities and powers of darkness, and made an open show of them. Our victory is in Him! When we come in His name, in His righteousness, in faith and obedience, we will triumph also. The devils believe and tremble at His name spoken in righteousness and faith in the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the Devil’s main methods is to get you in sin, and try to keep you there, in unconfessed sin, and tell you, “It’s ok, you haven’t sinned, you’re in faith, or, you’re under grace, everything is fine, all your sins are forgiven, past, present , and future: that’s a lie! Don’t believe those lies! If you have sinned, come before God! There’s no condemnation. Confess your  sin; turn from it!, so that you may have righteousness! The Blood of Jesus will cleanse you, and you will walk on in righteousness: you’re righteous before God. That’s what God wants! Satan wants to get you in unrighteousness and keep you there; get you under guilt and keep you there, because that way you are ineffective; you can’t do anything; you can’t fight this fight.  If you are in Christ, He is in you and  you have the victory in Him! Keep praying! Keep fighting! Keep believing! If you faint, repent! Get back on your feet and stand in your testimony of what Jesus has done for you on the Cross, and through His resurrection, and faith in His shed Blood, which, when you repent, washes you white as snow! You stand justified before Him, and cleansed, walking on with a conscience void of offense toward God and man. If God shows you any offense, deal with it, and believe His Word. Deal with it truly, according to His Word. If you have repented from your heart, God has forgiven you and cleansed you by the Blood of Christ. They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and the word of their testimony. They overcame the Devil by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. 


Interpretation of a message in tongues:


I am God Almighty. My children, hearken to my servant Rob this day. I’m exhorting you to stand up. Stand up and utilize what I’ve given you. Utilize everything I’ve given you to fight the good fight of faith!, that you may stand in this evil day!; that you may stand!; that you may triumph!; that you may be with Me throughout eternity! But you must fight; you must overcome! Stand up and fight My children! Believe My Words; believe My Gospel! Believe what My Son has done for you, and be strong, and fight the good fight of faith, says the Lord!


Sunday, August 28, 2022

 The Gift Of God


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. I want to welcome every one of you that is reading this program. Today’s program is called The Gift Of God. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Let’s turn to John 1:1-14,  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. 

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Let’s turn to John 3:1-36, 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. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? 

Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 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. After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea, and there He remained with them and baptized. Now John also was baptizing in Aenon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized. For John had not yet been thrown into prison. Then there arose a dispute between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purification. And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified—behold, He is baptizing, and all are coming to Him! John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. Verse 27, John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven. 


John 4:7-14, Jesus was talking to a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well, and He said to her, Give me a drink. For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman? For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water. The woman said to Him, Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock? Jesus answered and said to her, Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.  Eph 2:1-10, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. I want to make myself clear: God gave His Son! He gave His Son to us, that we might live and not die; that we might not perish, but have eternal life in Him.


Let’s turn to Eph 3:1-8, For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel, of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power. To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Eph 4:11-16, And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. 1 Cor 4:1-7 Let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one's praise will come from God. Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes, that you may learn in us not to think beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? 1 Pet 4:10&11, As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 


Jesus received everything He gave to us from the Father. He always said that it was the Father in Him doing the mighty works that He did. He always gave glory and honor and thanks to His Father. The Father loved us, and because He is not willing that any of us should perish, He gave His beloved Son to suffer and die on the Cross for us; to pay the ransom for all of us. All of us were dead in trespasses and sins; doomed to eternal damnation.  Jesus is alive! He rose from that grave on the third day, and He is alive! Everyone who lives and believes in Him is alive in Him. The wages of sin is death, but He is come that we might have life, and that more abundantly. We are alive in Him. God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life. He who does not have the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. He did not come to condemn us, but to save us from the wrath to come. Those who reject the Son of God condemn themselves to eternal destruction and torment. God has also given us gifts-gifts of the Holy Spirit, and various ministries in the Body of Christ, that we might edify one another and build up one another in love, giving thanks to God who has made us able ministers. We give Him all the glory, for without Him we can do nothing.  We move in these gifts and ministries only as He leads us; as He wills, for without Him we can do nothing. Jesus said, I only  do what I see my Father doing, and I only say what I hear Him saying. And the Scripture says, If any man says that he abides in Him, let him walk as He walked.  In this way Jesus always honored the Father. He loves the Father and the Father loves Him, and they love us. Do we love them?  Do we honor them with all our hearts? Do we seek to only do what we see the Father doing by the Holy Spirit? 

If we have a willing heart, we will receive from the Father all that He has given us: the gift of His Son; eternal life in Him, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, and we will always seek to yield to the Holy Spirit as He leads us every day to follow Jesus; to do the will of the Father, denying ourselves; our own desires, and taking up our cross.  Jesus took up His Cross because He loved the Father, and He loved us. So should our lives become an offering unto God; a sacrifice acceptable unto Him, through loving Him and following Him wherever He leads us, even unto death. Rev 12:10&11, Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. For by grace we are saved through faith, and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God. 


Isa 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, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The 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.


Sunday, August 21, 2022

 Everlasting Life


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. God bless you, everyone who is reading this. Today we’re going to talk about Everlasting Life. Let’s turn to John 1:1-17,  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, This was He of whom I said, He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Let’s go to John 3:1-21, 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. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to Heaven but He who came down from Heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in Heaven. 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. Let’s go to 1 John 1:1-6, 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. Chapter 2, verses 1&2, My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone 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 whole world. Let’s go to chapter 5, verses 11-13, And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. Rom 6:20-23, For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 


We were dead in trespasses and sins; the wages of sin is death. Jesus came that He might taste death for every man; that He might take away our sins through the sacrifice of Himself. He gave Himself for our sins upon the Cross. He loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, He who knew no sin, though He lived as a man, as we are, tempted in every way, yet without sin. The Father loved us, and He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and be saved from death. So, in His great love for us, He gave His only begotten Son to give His sinless life for us on the Cross; to die for our sins; to take them all away, that whosoever lives and believes in Him; believes in His sacrifice, might not perish, but have everlasting life. Col 2:13, And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him; that’s IN HIM. For we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. We are crucified with Christ through faith and water baptism; buried with Him, and raised together with Him- a new creation in Him, to serve God in the newness of the Spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter, being made righteous by faith in His shed Blood. Eph 2:4-8, But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.


Daniel 12:2,  And many of those who sleep in the dust of the Earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.  Everlasting life is only in Jesus. Because we are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts crying, Abba, Father. If we are born again-born from above, Christ is in us, and He is the hope of glory; the hope of the resurrection and the life, if we continue in Him and be not moved away from that hope. Hebrews 10:26-31 speaks plainly of a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation which shall devour those who sin willfully after they have received the knowledge of the truth. Anyone who has rejected Moses' law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 


The answer, once again, is love. God so loved us that He gave His beloved Son Jesus on the Cross for our sins, to take away our sins, and to bring us into eternal life with Him: into everlasting righteousness, peace, and joy. Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends, as Jesus laid down His life for us: He loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood. He said if we love Him, we will keep His commandments, and His commandments are not grievous. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love Him, and keep His commandment to love one another. If we love God, we will want to please Him; we will fear Him and seek to do His will every day, laying down our lives for Him and one another; denying ourselves, taking up our cross, and following Jesus. He will lead us by His Holy Spirit. However, if our hearts are full of self-love, love of pleasure, love of money, and love of the world, the love of the Father is not in us and we will not be continuing in Jesus’ Words. We will surely fall away into condemnation and everlasting contempt, unless we repent and turn from our own way and come back to Christ, to truly lay down our life and follow Him. In Mat 18:8, Jesus said, If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. It’s not your foot or your hand that causes you to sin, but rather, it’s the condition of your heart-the things in your heart, that move your feet and your hands to sin. Jesus was showing how serious this is! We must deal with these things, purifying our souls by obeying the truth through the Spirit, His Word is truth. If this is you, cry out to God now with all your heart and confess your sins to Him; ask Him to change you and cleanse you and create in you a clean heart, and fill you with His righteousness, peace, and joy! Keep on asking; keep on seeking Him. He said, He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Mat 25:31-46, When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 

Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me. Then He will also say to those on the left hand, Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me. Then they also will answer Him, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You? Then He will answer them, saying, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. 1John 3:14-19,  We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 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. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. 




Sunday, August 14, 2022

 Words


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Bless every one of you that is reading this! God bless you, and make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace!  Today’s program is about words. Psalms 33:6,  By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Mat 12:36&37,  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. Do we believe that? I believe that this is one of those scriptures that most of us just sort of glance at and move on when we are reading the Bible. But we need to pay attention to this, because Jesus did not speak idly. He did not speak empty words. He only spoke what He heard His Father saying. And He is our judge, and we will stand before Him, and we will give an account for every word that we have spoken. Now if you know in your heart that you have spoken wickedly, most of us have, you can come to the Lord, and humble yourself before Him, and ask Him to forgive you for every evil word that you have spoken. And He will; He will, and He will cleanse you. But you must come to Him in humility and fear. Prov 17:27, He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 

Verse 28, Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Prov 18:6&7, A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. Prov 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Let’s go to James 1:19-26, So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your souls. The way to be saved from foolishness and evil speaking and wrath; the way to wisdom and understanding is for the Word of God to be engrafted in your heart by the Holy Spirit, as you read and meditate in it, fearing God and seeking Him humbly for understanding and righteousness. Verses 22-26, But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. In John 8:31&32, Jesus said, If you continue in my Word, then you will be my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. Psalms 34:12-14, Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 


We need to treasure God’s Word in our hearts. Mat 12:34&35, …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. Mat 15:11, Jesus said, Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. Verses 18-20,  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… Whatever is in our hearts comes forth out of our mouths and defiles us, and others.  If we will humble ourselves before God and continue in His Word: seeing, hearing, and doing His Word, the truth will cleanse our hearts and set us free from evil, as we are forgiving and being forgiven, repenting and confessing our sins, and believing Jesus’ sacrifice and His cleansing Blood. James 3:14-18, But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Mat 5:9, Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. As we, as sons and daughters of God, as followers of Jesus, our Lord and Master, continue in His Word, being doers and not hearers only, we shall be cleansed and set free, more and more, as more and more mercy and good fruits, peace and righteousness are sown in our hearts. He will set us free, and if the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed: from all bitter envy and strife, and from bruises, wounds, and putrefying sores, bitterness and unforgiveness. Our hearts will be changed! Our words will change; our deeds will change, as our treasure changes: the treasure of our hearts. He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things that are needful shall be added to you. As you look into the Word of God, it will expose those evil things in your heart. It’s not easy or pleasant when God shows you some evil in your heart, but if you will acknowledge it to Him, confess it, and repent of it, He has promised that He will forgive you and cleanse you, through your faith in the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. 


Mat 4:1-4, Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 

Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread. But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God. When Jesus was being tempted by the Devil, he spoke deceitful words to Jesus by powerful seducing spirits. Jesus responded to him with the Word of God spoken in the power of  the Holy Spirit. The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. The Word of God is the truth. We stand in the truth, with the helmet of salvation and the breastplate of righteousness; we are saved through the sacrifice of Jesus; made righteous by faith in His shed Blood, our loins are girded about with truth; the truth is in our hearts; our feet are shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; we are walking in peace, believing the Gospel, taking the shield of faith, wherewith we quench all the fiery darts of the wicked, and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God spoken by the Spirit. This is how Jesus stood, face to face with the Devil, in His hour of temptation; all this is how we will stand. We must continue in His Word, with the Holy Spirit teaching us, and revealing His Word to our hearts and minds, and leading us in doing it every day. The Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. Jesus overcame him by speaking the Word of God to him in the power of the Holy Spirit. God will also lead us in righteous paths to try us and prove us, where we must rely upon His Word with all our heart to overcome in each situation, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony, believing the Gospel; the word of our testimony: what Jesus accomplished on the Cross for us. As we continue in His Word, we shall know the truth, and the truth shall make us free: free from all the lies and evil things that have brought destruction to us in the past.


Let’s turn to 2 Pet 1:19-21, And so we have the prophetic Word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Chapter 2, verses 1-3,  But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. Verses 18-22, For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage. For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to his own vomit, and, a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.  Jesus said, Take heed that no man deceive you. Satan’s ministers speak great swelling contrived words to deceive you and bring you into bondage; to make merchandise of you; to lay hold on your money. They care nothing for you. Our only protection from being deceived and being brought into bondage is to take heed to the Word of God; to read it and meditate in it every day; to do it and live it and speak it, with the Holy Spirit leading us, denying ourselves, taking up our cross and following Jesus. Remember: what is in our hearts will come out of our mouths, and it will either bring forth good in our lives, and the lives of others, or it will bring forth destruction. Choose this day whom you will serve! God has already proved His great love for you through the gift of His Son on the Cross of Calvary, to die for you and to take away all your sins and bring you into fellowship with Him. But you must respond to Him: you must come to Him. Those that come to Him, Jesus said, He will in no wise cast out. In James 4, verses 1-12, we read, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore 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 (your deeds), purify your hearts, be afflicted and mourn and weep; humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up!


I want to ask you to pray a prayer with me. I’m going to pray a prayer from my heart that the Lord gave me concerning all this about which I’ve been speaking. So, if you have a willing heart, please pray with me:


Lord, grant me grace. I humble myself before you; I draw near to you. Please forgive all the evil and foolish things that I have spoken and done in the past, and please grant me your grace, through the sacrifice of your Son Jesus Christ, that as I continue in your Word, you would purify and cleanse my heart of all evil and foolishness and wickedness and strife and wrath, by your Holy Spirit, with your Word, and create in me a clean heart and righteousness from the God of my salvation. Please put your wisdom and your love in my heart, that I might speak and live in a manner that is pleasing to you, and that you would be truly honored by my life going forward, and that others would be truly edified and provoked unto love and good works. Amen!





Sunday, August 7, 2022

 The Honor Of God


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Glory and honor to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Glory to your Holy and Righteous Name forever! Today’s program is called The Honor Of God. John 12:26, If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. Verse 27&28, Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name. John 12:42&43, Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Let’s look at John 5:39-44,  You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? John 7:16-18, Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. If you love God, you will be truly seeking His Glory; you will be truly concerned about God’s honor, even as Moses was concerned, when he interceded on behalf of Israel, for God’s name and reputation. Moses said to God, If you destroy this people as one man, then the Egyptians and all the nations which have heard of your fame will say, Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness. God’s name would have been dishonored.


Let’s go to John 8:48-55, Then the Jews answered and said to Him, Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon? Jesus answered, I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My Word he shall never see death. Then the Jews said to Him, Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, If anyone keeps My Word he shall never taste death. Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be? Jesus answered, If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His Word.  2 Pet 1:16-18, For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And we heard this voice which came from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 


We’re going to go to Mat 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 they  worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Jesus said, If you love Me, keep My Words. If we seek to honor Him, and yet we are following the doctrines of men, our honoring will be empty and in vain. True honor comes from a heart of love. We love Jesus because He loved us and gave Himself for us on the Cross. Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. When we are truly loving Jesus and keeping His Words, when we praise Him and exalt His name, it will be in Spirit and in truth, and Jesus will be truly honored, and so will the Father be truly honored. Let’s go to John 8:28-30, Then Jesus said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him. As He spoke these words, many believed in Him. In 1 Sam 2:30 it is written, Them that honor Me I will honor. Jesus always did those things which pleased His Father. He only did what He saw His Father doing, and He only said what He heard His Father saying. The Father is the head of Jesus, and Jesus always sought to honor His Father. Jesus said, He that despises whomsoever I send despises Me, and he that despises Me despises Him who sent Me. The scripture also says that Christ is the head of the man, and that the man is the head of the woman. Whenever you dishonor your head, you dishonor God. As a believer in Christ we should always be seeking to honor God; to honor the Father, and to honor those whom He puts over us. We need to have a heart after glorifying God; seeking His honor only, not the honor of man. It is written, He that seeks the glory, or honor, of Him that sent him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. If we love ourselves, seeking our own glory and the honor of man, then we will not be honoring God, and He will not be honoring us. If we will love God, we will seek to honor Him with all our heart, with all our thoughts, with all our words and deeds, and we will be known of Him; He will honor us. He has already shown His great love for us in that He gave His only beloved Son to be a living sacrifice for our sins on the Cross, to take away our sins, that we might come into perfect fellowship with Him through His Son. We love Him because He first loved us. As we continue with Jesus, loving Him and keeping His Words, God will reveal Himself to us more and more, and as we behold His Glory, more and more, we will seek to honor Him, for He is worthy of all praise, honor, and glory, and He will honor us. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, in the City of our God, in the mountain of His Holiness, beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole Earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the City of our Great King! Jesus is our great King! We must honor Him with all our hearts, and as we do, we will be honoring our Father in Heaven.


Once again we see that the key is love. What do you love? Do you love the praise of men?

Do you love the preeminence, seeking the honor of men? Or do you love God, seeking to honor Him with all your heart? He is your King! He is worthy of honor!, worthy of glory!, worthy of power and of praise! Your name, your name, shall be called Wonderful; your name, your name shall be called Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, throughout eternity! Because Jesus humbled Himself to obey the Father and go to the Cross for us, the Father has given Him a name above every name: that at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, in Heaven, on the Earth, and under the Earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father! Because Jesus loved His Father and honored Him by obeying Him, even to the death of the Cross, the Father has honored Him and highly exalted Him to give Him His great name, which is above every name in Heaven, on the Earth, and under the Earth. The day is soon coming when every single knee will bow before Him, and every single tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Psalm 104:1&2, Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain. 1 Tim 1:17, Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

Rev 7:12, saying: Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen! 

Just join with me now, as you are reading this, and let’s give God praise: We just praise you Father in Jesus’ name! We praise your Holy Name! We bless your Holy Name! Glory and honor and majesty and power be unto you Father! We bless your name forever! Glory to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob forever and ever!


Remember that God said, Those that honor Me I will honor.


About two years ago I finally decided to set aside Saturday as a day just for the Lord, not as keeping the Sabbath, but just a day in which I would not do my own work, or do my own will, just only what the Father wanted me to do on Saturday.  A few days later the Father spoke to me, and He said, Because you have honored Me, I am going to honor you. And then, within a few days, the Lord Jesus spoke to me, and He said, I want you to do a 15 minute program. So God honored me, by giving me this program, because I honored Him. He gave me the name 15 Minutes With Jesus, and every week, for over two years, the Lord has given me a program. So this proves that if you will honor God, He will honor you. Honor Him! Give Him glory and praise, for He is worthy!


Thursday, July 28, 2022

 Bearing Fruit


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. God bless you, everyone reading this program! Today we’re going to talk about Bearing Fruit. It’s for His glory! Let’s turn to Mark 4:1-20, And again He began to teach by the sea, and a great multitude was gathered to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole multitude was on the land facing the sea. Then He taught them many things by parables, and said to them in His teaching: Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred. And He said to them, He who has ears to hear, let him hear! But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. And He said to them, To you it has been given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them. And He said to them, Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the Word. And these are the ones by the wayside where the Word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the Word that was sown in their hearts. These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with gladness; and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the Word's sake, immediately they stumble. Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the Word, and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the Word, and it becomes unfruitful. But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the Word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred. Here Jesus spoke about four different kinds of hearts. All of them received the Word into their hearts. It was the condition of each one’s heart that determined the effect that the Word had in their life. The only ones that brought forth fruit were the good ground: the ones that heard the Word and received it and brought forth fruit according to their ability. Luke 8:15 says, But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the Word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. “Patience”, there, is hopeful endurance, or continuance. So, as Jesus said, If you continue in My Word, you will be My disciple indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. You will be delivered from the things that have you bound and prevent you from bearing fruit to God’s glory. Whatever the condition of your heart, if you will come to the Lord, in true humility and honesty, and ask Him to change your heart, He can do it!, if you are sincere; if you will continue with Him, even when it gets hard. It most likely will involve enduring some difficult times and circumstances; remaining faithful to Him; repenting and yielding to His correction in your life, for your heart to be changed. You have to want this!


Let’s turn to John 15:1-17, I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the Word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. Verse 8, By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. As we continue in the love of God, keeping His Words; abiding in Him and in His love, His Word will bear fruit through us as He leads us by His Holy Spirit to do His will, loving Him; abiding in Him, and He in us, leading us in loving others and doing the will of the Father in their lives; speaking His Word to them by the Holy Spirit, and doing His works, seeking to glorify the Father with all our hearts, even as Jesus did, and even as Moses. Moses cared for the Father’s name and for His honor. When he interceded on behalf of Israel, his concern was that the Father’s name would not be dishonored.


Let’s turn to John 12:23-26,  But Jesus answered them, saying, The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. John 7:18, Jesus said, He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the edification of the Body of Christ. They are operated as the Father wills, for His glory; for His Holy Name’s sake, by the Holy Spirit, through yielded vessels that are seeking to honor Him, not through self-loving, pleasure-loving, money-loving people who are seeking their own glory.  In Acts, chapter 3, we read where the Lord healed the lame man who was begging at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, through Peter and John. Verses 11-16, Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed. 

So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. I’m reminded of what Peter wrote in his epistle, If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, that God, in all things, may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever, Amen! Again, in John 15:16, Jesus said, You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.  That the Father may be glorified through the Son, John 14, let’s go there, verses 12-14, Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. Is that your desire? Do you desire that the Father may be glorified through Jesus Christ, through your ministry, through your service? Verses 20&21, 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. In verse 31, Jesus said, But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Jesus went to the Cross and died for our sins and rose again because He loved the Father and He loved us. It was the love of God in Him that caused Him to lay down His life for us. He said, Greater love has no man that this: than to lay down one’s life for his friends. He spoke of how the seed must die and be buried, and then it will bring forth much fruit. Look at the fruit that has come from Jesus’ love and obedience to the Father, seeking to honor Him in laying down His life for us! So it will be for us if we will love the Father, and love His Son, and serve them, yielding to the Holy Spirit to lay down our lives, our self-love, our desires, our very lives, to serve Him and  labor in His fields. As He dwells in us, and we dwell and abide in Him, trusting Him and following Him, His Word will bring forth fruit by the Holy Spirit through our lives, as we deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him every day. Not my will, but yours be done Father! For whatsoever we ask the Father, in prayer, believing, in Jesus’ name, for His glory, that will He do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son! Ask, and you shall receive, that the Father may be glorified in the Son! Through believing prayer, laboring in prayer and in the Word of God, we will bring forth fruit with patience; with continuance,  being married to Jesus; bearing fruit unto God- married to Him in love! That love relationship produces fruit. Rom 7:4-6, Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another—to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.  For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter. Serving God, in the newness of the Spirit!


Psalm 1, Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish. Delighting in the Word of God, with the Holy Spirit guiding us and teaching us, we will be bearing fruit in it’s season.