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, December 27, 2020

 

Communion

 

Greetings everyone in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to talk about Communion. The word communion is the word, in the Greek: koinonia. It means fellowship. When we take communion, we are fellowshipping with the Lord Jesus Christ in His sacrifice; His death for our sins. Let’s turn to 1 John 1:1-10, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to usthat which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 10. Today we are going to take communion; the Lord has instructed me, as I was seeking Him this morning, to speak about communion, and to take communion together with you; those of you who are walking with a clear conscience with the Lord Jesus; you have been born again, baptized in water; you love Him; you are following Him, if you have a willing heart, we will take communion together at the end of this program. Darlene and I have already prepared some grape juice and a cracker, and I just encourage you to go ahead and take a moment now and prepare the elements; if you don’t have any grape juice or wine, just ask God for grace and use what you have available and believe Him, and get ready to take communion at the end of the program. 1 Cor 10:16&17, The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. When we take communion; the word communion, the Greek word is koinonia, it means fellowship; we fellowship in the blessing of Jesus’ sacrifice. The Bible says, in Rom 15:29, But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ. It is a blessing that Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. When we take communion, we remember His sacrifice.

 

Mar 14:22-26, This is at the Last Supper; And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. Assuredly, I say to you, I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Mat 26:26-30, And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. In both of these accounts, Jesus said, I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine, from now on, until the day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom. The cup that we take is not the literal blood of Jesus, but it is the fellowship of His sufferings; it is through the Spirit we are partaking, we are fellowshipping with Him, and fellowshipping in His sacrifice; His death for our sins. The bread which we break is not the literal body of Jesus Christ, but it is the fellowship of His suffering. 1 Cor 11:23-32, For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. So before we do communion, just examine yourself before the Lord, and let Him show you anything that He is not pleased with, and confess it to Him, and prepare yourself to partake of the bread and the wine or the grape juice; what you have available to you now. I want to point out here that Jesus said we should do this in remembrance of Him; remembrance of His sacrifice, until He comes. This is something we need to continue doing.

 

Let’s look at His sacrifice: 1 Cor 15:1-4, Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. Remember in John 3:16, Jesus said, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever lives and believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. We take communion, not as a religious exercise, but rather in recognition of His great love for us; that He would offer His body a sacrifice for our sins. The Father saw the travail of His soul and was satisfied. We do this in remembrance of Him and the horrible suffering He endured because of His love for us. Love endures all things. In 1 John 4:10 we read: In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atonement for our sins. Jesus never did anything wrong. Though He was tempted in every way as we are; He never yielded, He never sinned. He is the Lamb of God; the spotless Lamb, Hallelujah!, who takes away the sins of the world. Why did God do this? Why did He give His Son, who loved Him and never did anything against Him, to die this brutal death for us; a people dead in trespasses and sins, who, for the most part, care only for ourselves and not for Him? It is because He loves us! He made us, and He wants us to be with Him forever in His glorious Kingdom; to inherit eternal life, and become His sons and daughters who love Him from our hearts, and fellowship with Him in holiness and righteousness forever! And because of His great love for us, He gave us His Son. Praise God! Thank you Jesus!

 

Eph 2:1-10, And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Verse 8, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. God gave His Son. We thank Him for His love for us, as we remember His suffering. We acknowledge our sins, and give ourselves wholly to Him to do His will and keep His Words. Verse 10, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. We give ourselves anew to be led by His Spirit to do the good things God has prepared for us to do; purifying ourselves by obeying His Word through the spirit. Do not take communion in any other way but in love and thanksgiving, in remembrance for His sacrifice for us.

 

Now we are going to take communion together, those of you who are ready. And those of you who are not; there is no condemnation. Just continue to seek the Lord and let Him prepare your heart, and Lord willing, we will be doing this again later. Let’s pray together: Father, in Jesus name we come together and we thank you for giving us your Son; that you so loved us that you gave your only begotten Son a living sacrifice for our sins. Right now we remember that on the same night that the Lord Jesus was betrayed, He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me. So now, let us break the bread: Lord, we are going to take this bread, this cracker, in remembrance of your broken body. Lord we thank you! I just encourage you to thank him for His broken body. His body was broken for you. Thank you Lord. Let us take it:

 

Thank you Lord. Thank you Lord. In the same manner, He also took the cup, after supper, saying, this cup is the new covenant in my Blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. Lord! I just want you to join with me in thanking the Lord Jesus! For His shed Blood! He loved us! He washed us from our sins in His own Blood! Lord we thank you for your shed Blood! You loved us, and you cleansed us. The Bible says in Isaiah, Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow. So we partake of your shed Blood; your sacrifice for us Lord. Thank you Father. Let’s take the cup together:

 

Let’s just take a moment together to praise Him and give Him thanks: Praise you Jesus! Praise you Jesus! We thank you Lord for your love for us! You so loved us that you went to the cross, and you suffered so much for our sins, to bring us into fellowship with you and with the Father. Through your sacrifice and through your shed Blood we can come into fellowship with the Father and with you forever! We can enter into eternal life and become sons and daughters of the living God. We praise you! We thank you! We bless your Holy Name! Thank you Lord!

 

2 Cor 13:14, The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. 

Saturday, December 26, 2020

 

Love One Another 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atonement for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:7-11 

As we come to the end of this year, is there someone in your family or among your relationships that has hurt you or disappointed you in the past, or present? Consider how much God has loved you and forgiven you, and give them the gift of your forgiveness and your love. Release them from your judgement against them, that God may release you from His judgement against you. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good! If you feel like it's too hard to forgive that person, humble yourself before God in prayer and ask Him to help you. He will. It is His will for us to love one another and forgive one another.

 

Saturday, December 19, 2020

 

Are You Ready?


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is about Are You Ready?. Are you ready? Let’s turn to Mat 24:45-51, "Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. Assuredly, I say to you that he will make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servant says in his heart, 'My master is delaying his coming,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of, and will cut him in two and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. I want to point out here; we have two different kinds of servants here. These are two people that are born again Christians serving the Lord Jesus Christ. One of them was faithful, and one of them was unfaithful, and the unfaithful one ended up being destroyed. Are you ready? Are you being faithful with what the Lord has given you. Let’s go to Mat 25:1-13, "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. "Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. So we see here that those who are ready when Jesus comes will go in and join with Him and be with Him forever. But those who are not ready will not. They will not make it. They will be rejected. We must face this honestly as Christians. Are we ready?

 

Mat 25:14-30  "For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. "So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.'  His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' He also who had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.' His lord said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.' "But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. 'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' We see here that the first two servants were faithful with the things that the Lord gave them. One was faithful with five talents. Another was faithful with two talents. They were faithful with what the Lord gave them. We also see that unprofitable servants will be cast into outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Sometimes we read these words with a religious mind set, and we think in our hearts,” That will never happen to me. I go to church. I’m saved. I’m under grace…” We need to fear God and humble ourselves before Him and ask Him to show us what kind of servant we are, in His eyes; being ready to repent of our laziness and wickedness as He shows us.

 

Rev 3:14-22, "And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:" I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." The church at Laodicea was lukewarm. They had plenty of money. They had all that they needed. But they were actually wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, and Jesus said to them, As many as I love I rebuke and chasten. Be zealous therefore and repent. People, God loves you!

 

Thankyou Jesus, praise God! Thankyou Jesus, praise God!  Thankyou Lord, praise God! Thankyou Father, praise God! Thankyou Jesus, praise God!

Prophecy: 

I love you my children. Turn to me with all your heart! Repent of your wickedness and your laziness, and turn to me with all your heart! I will help you! I love you! That’s why I am rebuking you today through my servant Rob: that you return to me with all your heart and love me, as you did in the beginning when you first got saved! You remember those days! You remember how you loved me with all your heart, and you poured out your heart to me! Turn back to me , says the Lord! Turn back to me now! Come to me! I will receive you as sons and daughters, if you will repent and cleanse yourselves of your filthiness, says the Lord.

 

Let’s turn to Mat 25:31-46, "When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, 'Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' "Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;  I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.' "Then they also will answer Him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?' Then He will answer them, saying, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." If you have the love of God in you, you will minister to those in need as God leads you to them. 1Jn 3:16-18, By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. Jesus is surely coming, just as He said He would. Are you ready? Are you being faithful with what He has given you? He promised that He is going to give unto every one of us according to our works. Do you know Him?

 

Those of you who are reading this and you don’t know Jesus; maybe you were born and raised in religion, but you know in your heart that you really don’t know Him. I want to encourage you: just come to Him. Jesus said that, He said come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. So just come to Him, honestly. Humble yourself and pray unto Him, and ask Him to help you, ask Him to show you. The Bible says that if you confess Him as your Lord and believe that He rose from the dead, you shall be saved. The Word of God says, all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God, and the wages of sin is death. So Jesus came to die for our sins; to pay the price for our sins. He died, and He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead! And He raised us from the dead; all of us, all of us who will repent of our sins and come to Him and die, be crucified with Him, through water baptism, be buried with Him, we will also be raised with Him.  When Jesus returns, all those who have died in Christ will be raised, and they will have an incorruptible body, and we will be joined together to meet the Lord in the air, and we will forever be with Him!

 

Do you love Him? Do you love Him? Why don’t you just ask Him. Just be honest. Get alone with the Lord, and just ask Him, Lord, do I love you? And don’t worry, He is not going to condemn you if you don’t. He will tell you the truth. And just humble yourself. Just be honest and tell Him, I want to love you. Be honest with Him. He will help you! Are you watching? Are you purifying yourself; getting ready to meet Him. There is no condemnation. Wherever you are, if you will humble yourself before Him and talk to Him, be honest with Him, and repent of your wickedness, He will hear you! He will forgive you and lead you to do the will of His Father. In Matthew 7 Jesus said, Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, is going into the Kingdom of Heaven, but they that do the will  of my Father. The Bible says in Isaiah 53, All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Come to Him! If you will not humble yourself, if you will not be zealous and repent, He has promised that He will come unto you quickly and remove your candlestick, Rev 2:5, and you will walk on in darkness, and you will not know where you are going until it is too late. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

Let’s turn to Mat 7:24-27, This is the end of the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesus said, "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. "But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall." Return to Jesus! Return to His Words! Love Him and keep His Words and you will survive the storm that is coming.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

 If you know the truth, you will recognize the lie. If you don't know the truth, you will receive the lie, as it is presented as the truth, and it will affect your life in an evil way. Jesus Christ said in John 17:17 to His Father, Sanctify them through your truth. Your Word is truth. He said in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life. If you will come to Him and know Him, you will know the truth. He said in John 8:31, If you will continue in my Word, you will be my disciple indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

 The Battle Is The Lord's


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today we are going to talk about The Battle Is The Lord's. Let's turn to 2 Ch 17, we'll be talking about King Jehoshaphat, verses 1-6, Then Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his place, and strengthened himself against Israel. And he placed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had taken. Now the LORD was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the former ways of his father David; he did not seek the Baals, but sought the God of his father, and walked in His commandments and not according to the acts of Israel. Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah gave presents to Jehoshaphat, and he had riches and honor in abundance. And his heart took delight in the ways of the LORD; moreover he removed the high places and wooden images from Judah. 2Ch 19:4-7, So Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and brought them back to the LORD God of their fathers. Then he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, and said to the judges, "Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment. Now therefore, let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes." 2Ch 20:1-30, It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat. Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, "A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar" (which is En Gedi). And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, and said: "O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? And they dwell in it, and have built You a sanctuary in it for Your name, saying, 'If disaster comes upon us-sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine-we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.' And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir-whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them- here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You." Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the LORD. Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, "Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: 'Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's. Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!' Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you." And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the LORD, worshiping the LORD. Then the Levites of the children of the Kohathites and of the children of the Korahites stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with voices loud and high. So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, "Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper." And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: "Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever." Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much. And on the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berachah, for there they blessed the LORD; therefore the name of that place was called The Valley of Berachah until this day. Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat in front of them, to go back to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had made them rejoice over their enemies. So they came to Jerusalem, with stringed instruments and harps and trumpets, to the house of the LORD. And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries when they heard that the LORD had fought against the enemies of Israel. Then the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet, for his God gave him rest all around. I would like to read verses 5-7 , Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court, and said: "O LORD God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? In your hand is there not power and might so that no one is able to withstand you.

I want to encourage all my brothers and my sisters who might be dismayed at the various events that are taking place in our land, in the United States of America right now. I want to encourage you to look up to your God! Look up to our God! For His hand is mighty! His right hand is victorious! No one can stay His hand or say to Him, what are you doing? I want to remind us that Jesus Christ is Lord over all the Earth! Do not be dismayed by the things that are happening; when you see evil triumphing, do not be dismayed! For our God is on His throne! His eyes are over all the Earth. He is in charge of the kingdom of men; He rules in the kingdom of men. I want to encourage you: LOOK UP! For our salvation draws near. We are eagerly looking for our Savior Jesus Christ to return. Before He returns there will be much evil. Evil is going to continue to increase. Isa 50:4-10, "The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. "For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. As you can see, this is a prophecy in Isaiah about Jesus. I want to say right now, Jesus Christ was not rebellious. He didn't turn away from the will of His Father. He overcame in the Garden of Gethsemane to drink that cup, and He went to the cross for us; Him who knew no sin became sin on our behalf. He gave His back to those that struck Him. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we were healed. He gave His cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, and He did not hide His face from shame and spitting. For the Lord God was with Him, His Father was with Him, except when He became sin on the cross, and He died for our sins; a brutal death on the cross. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day His father returned to raise Him from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost! And if you will, repent of your sins, and return to this Savior; His name is Jesus, the only name given among men by which we can be saved! Jesus Christ died for you! He loves you! Whoever you are reading this, Jesus loves you! It's not a cliché! It's the truth! He loves you so much that He gave Himself on the cross for you to die for your sins! If you will repent of your sins and turn to Him with all your heart He will forgive you and cleanse you, and He will raise you up and you will stand on your feet and be a man, be a woman, and serve the Living God! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! For Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! He's our Savior! He's coming back people! God wants you to look up; He wants you to look up unto His Son Jesus! Look unto Him: the author and the finisher of your faith! Do not be dismayed! Do not be discouraged by what you see happening! Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus! Isa 60:1-5, Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; This is what we see right now. People, we are living in the fulfillment of these scriptures! But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. "Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side. Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy...

Praise God, praise God, your will be done Father. Praise God! We just worship you. We give you thanks. We just worship you right now, and we say like the people of Israel in the days of King Jehoshaphat: Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever! Praise the Lord for His mercy endures forever! You who are reading, can you say it with me out loud: Praise the Lord for His mercy endures forever!

Interpretation of Tongues:
I am God Almighty. You who are listening to my servant Rob speaking to you, it is me who is speaking to you now; the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. I want you to know that what he said is the truth. I love you. I love you. I formed you all in your mothers' wombs. I've called you to my Son Jesus. You who trust in my Son; I want you to be encouraged. I love you. I am with you. No matter what happens in the Earth, do not be dismayed! Look up unto me; your Savior, your God! Remember me! Remember the sacrifice of my Son and His triumph over the wicked, over all evil, over all sin and unrighteousness, and remember what is written in my Word; that I'm going to send Him very soon, and He is coming in the clouds with all my Glory, and all the heavenly angels, and all the heavenly hosts will rejoice at His coming, and I will gather you unto myself, and you will be with me, and with my Son forever says the Lord! Be of good cheer, no matter how bad it looks to you, do not be dismayed! Look unto me! Trust me says the Lord, for I love you with an everlasting love!

Sunday, December 6, 2020

 The Lord's House Part 2

 

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we will talk about The Lord's House. This will be the second program on the Lord's House. The House of God is the place where He meets with us. In the Old testament, with Moses, He was very particular about the Tabernacle and the service; the way it should be performed and how everything should be set up. Exo 25:9, According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it. Exodus 29:42-46, This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of meeting before the LORD, where I will meet you to speak with you. And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by My glory. So I will consecrate the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. I will also consecrate both Aaron and his sons to minister to Me as priests. I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them up out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them. I am the LORD their God. When He was satisfied that everything was right, according to His instructions and conditions, then He would come and visit with the people, and His presence and His power would be manifested. And this was in the time of the shadow of things to come under the Old Covenant. How much more important is it now that everything be in order and pleasing to Him according to His will in the House that He is building for His habitation with us through the sacrifice of His own Beloved Son who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood that we might enter into fellowship with Him and eternal glory.

During the time of King David he had sinned by numbering the children of Israel and the angel of God was sent to destroy the people. The Lord had sent a plague and seventy thousand men of Israel had already fallen. David and the elders fell on their faces and cried out to God. Let's go to 1Ch 21:18, Therefore, the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David that David should go and erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. Verses 26-30, And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on the LORD; and He answered him from heaven by fire on the altar of burnt offering. So the LORD commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath. At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there. For the tabernacle of the LORD and the altar of the burnt offering, which Moses had made in the wilderness, were at that time at the high place in Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD. 1 Ch 22:1-5, Then David said, "This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel." So David commanded to gather the aliens who were in the land of Israel; and he appointed masons to cut hewn stones to build the house of God. And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails of the doors of the gates and for the joints, and bronze in abundance beyond measure, and cedar trees in abundance; for the Sidonians and those from Tyre brought much cedar wood to David. Now David said, "Solomon my son is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all countries. I will now make preparation for it." So David made abundant preparations before his death. The threshing floor of Ornan is the same location on mount Moriah where Abraham offered up his son Issac and Abraham told Issac when He asked him, Father, where is the lamb for the burnt offering? My son, God will provide Himself a Lamb... It is the location also where Solomon built the first Temple at the direction and provision of his father David. 2Ch 5:1-14, So all the work that Solomon had done for the house of the LORD was finished; and Solomon brought in the things which his father David had dedicated: the silver and the gold and all the furnishings. And he put them in the treasuries of the house of God. Now Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel, in Jerusalem, that they might bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD up from the City of David, which is Zion. Therefore all the men of Israel assembled with the king at the feast, which was in the seventh month. So all the elders of Israel came, and the Levites took up the ark. Then they brought up the ark, the tabernacle of meeting, and all the holy furnishings that were in the tabernacle. The priests and the Levites brought them up. Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him before the ark, were sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude. Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim. For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim overshadowed the ark and its poles. The poles extended so that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen from the holy place, in front of the inner sanctuary; but they could not be seen from outside. And they are there to this day. Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they had come out of Egypt. And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place (for all the priests who were present had sanctified themselves, without keeping to their divisions), and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed in white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets- indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: "For He is good, For His mercy endures forever," that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. Then Solomon fell on his knees and prayed a prayer to the Lord, and in 2 Ch 6:26-33 he said, "When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. "When there is famine in the land, pestilence or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers; when their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is; whatever prayer, whatever supplication is made by anyone, or by all Your people Israel, when each one knows his own burden and his own grief, and spreads out his hands to this temple: then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and give to everyone according to all his ways, whose heart You know (for You alone know the hearts of the sons of men), that they may fear You, to walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You gave to our fathers. "Moreover, concerning a foreigner, who is not of Your people Israel, but has come from a far country for the sake of Your great name and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray in this temple; then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, that all peoples of the earth may know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this temple which I have built is called by Your name. 2Ch 7:1-3 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple. And the priests could not enter the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD's house. When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: "For He is good, For His mercy endures forever." Verses 11-20, Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD and the king's house; and Solomon successfully accomplished all that came into his heart to make in the house of the LORD and in his own house. Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: "I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 2 Ch 7:13, When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 2 Ch 7:14, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place. For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually. As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, and do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, 'You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.' 2Ch 7:19&20, "But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods, and worship them, then I will uproot them from My land which I have given them; and this house which I have sanctified for My name I will cast out of My sight, and will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples.

God has sent a plague over all the earth in these days and we are in the midst of an extremely corrupt election here in the United States where we are at risk of loosing our nation as we have known it, as it was established by our fore fathers. It is up to us in the Church of Jesus Christ, the House of God, to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways and pray and seek the face of Almighty God, that He might hear from heaven and turn from the judgement which He will surely bring upon us if we refuse and harden our necks and will not repent.

In the Book of Nehemiah we read of how God appointed Nehemiah and gave him favor and provision with the King Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem and help the children of Israel who had returned there from the Babylonian captivity and restore and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He did so with much opposition from Tobiah the Ammonite and Sanballat the Horonite, and Geshem the Arab, and others:
Neh 13:4-14, Now before this, Eliashib the priest, having authority over the storerooms of the house of our God, was allied with Tobiah. And he had prepared for him a large room, where previously they had stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, the tithes of grain, the new wine and oil, which were commanded to be given to the Levites and singers and gatekeepers, and the offerings for the priests. But during all this I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I had returned to the king. Then after certain days I obtained leave from the king, and I came to Jerusalem and discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, in preparing a room for him in the courts of the house of God. And it grieved me bitterly; therefore I threw all the household goods of Tobiah out of the room. Then I commanded them to cleanse the rooms; and I brought back into them the articles of the house of God, with the grain offering and the frankincense. I also realized that the portions for the Levites had not been given them; for each of the Levites and the singers who did the work had gone back to his field. So I contended with the rulers, and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" And I gathered them together and set them in their place. Then all Judah brought the tithe of the grain and the new wine and the oil to the storehouse. And I appointed as treasurers over the storehouse Shelemiah the priest and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah; and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered faithful, and their task was to distribute to their brethren. Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and do not wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for its services!
We see here that Tobiah continued to resist the restoration of God's House and the service of His worship by seducing God's servants and moving into the House of God to defile it and cut off the provision for the ministry of the priests and the Levites and the singers, and they had left the service of God to go back to their fields. We saw earlier how he and Sanballat and others had tried to put Nehemiah and the children of Israel in fear to weaken them and keep them from completing the work. The same thing has been going on for years now in the Church of Jesus Christ. Many men walking in witchcraft, intimidating the people of God and seducing them into idolatry and fornication, and the House of God is defiled. True worship and true fellowship is cut off in many cases. You cannot come before the Great and Holy God with sin and uncleanness in your life and worship Him who gave His beloved Son to die for you and cleanse you of that sin that separates you from Him in His own shed blood unless you repent and truly turn from all of it and be washed and be cleansed. The House of God must be cleansed!

2 Cor 6:14-18, Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness? And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Cor 7:1, Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Again, we are the temple of the Living God, and we must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. And when we do so, God will inhabit His Temple. He will come. We will experience His presence and His Glory.

1 John 1:1-10, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life- the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us- that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 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. Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul said, I exercise myself daily to have a conscience void of offense toward God and man. We should have such a burning desire to fellowship in the Spirit of our God, with Him, that we would not allow anything to defile us or to defile His House; where we meet with Him. We should want Him to be happy and pleased to come and meet with us because we love Him and we want to be in His presence, where there is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. The House of God is in neglect. It is broken down and defiled. It is in great need of repair and cleansing, and to be furnished in such a way as is pleasing to our God. The Lord recently spoke to us and told us that He is disgusted with the things He sees in His House. John 2: 13-17, Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, "Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise!" Then His disciples remembered that it was written, "ZEAL FOR YOUR HOUSE HAS EATEN ME UP." We need to be zealous for the House of God; that it be cleansed, that it be purified, that it may be a place where God is welcome to come and fellowship with us, and us with Him.

God is going to have a holy people, millions of them, that He has cleansed in the Blood of His Son Jesus Christ, that will live with Him forever in His glorious Kingdom. He has prepared for them a city; New Jerusalem, where they will live with Him and with His Son Jesus, the precious Lamb of God, in the light of their Glory, and they shall see His face, and He will wipe away all sorrow from their hearts; all tears from their eyes, and they will rejoice forever together with Him. Rev 21:22&23 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. We are the Temple of the Living God. We are His House; not a building, not a ministry, not a denomination, we are His House. Therefore we must cleanse ourselves of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit that we may offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service. His House is Holy. It is a Holy Sanctuary where we His people meet with Him.

Thankyou Lord. We just give you thanks Lord. Praise you, bless your Holy Name! Thankyou Father, you are Holy, and your Temple must be holy. Your Temple is Holy. It is the place of fellowship for God and His people. Thankyou Lord, thankyou Lord, Hallelujah! Thankyou Lord! Blessing, Glory, honor, majesty, power, might, and dominion be unto our God! Hallelujah! Both now and forevermore, for you alone are Holy, you alone are worthy of all Glory, honor, praise, dominion, majesty and power! Blessed be the Holy Name of the Lord, both now and forever, Amen!

Monday, November 30, 2020

 

The Truth is Free


The truth is free, therefore we are free only in the truth. John 8:31&32, 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." 

Lies are always presented as truth, many times along side the truth, in order to bring us into bondage. Matt 4:5-7, Then the devil took him up into the Holy City, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, And said unto him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you; and in their hands they shall bear you up, unless at any time you should  dash your foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. 

Liars will say these same things as they present their lies as truth. 

The answer: The Word of God is the Truth.   John 17:17, Jesus said to His Father: Sanctify them by Your Truth. Your Word is Truth. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

 The Lord's House Part 1

 
 

Greetings in the Name of Jesus. This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today we are going to speak about the Lord's House. Let's turn to Zechariah chapter 6, verses 12&13, Then speak to him, saying, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, saying: "Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He shall branch out, And He shall build the temple of the LORD; Yes, He shall build the temple of the LORD. He shall bear the glory, And shall sit and rule on His throne; So He shall be a priest on His throne, And the counsel of peace shall be between them both." ' Now let's turn to Psalm 127, verse 1, Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Now let's turn to Matthew chapter 15, verses 8&9, This people draws near unto me with their mouth, and honors me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

We have previously spoken about The Foundation, at the direction of the Lord Jesus. The purpose for a foundation is to support a house. As Jesus said in Matthew chapter 7, our foundation must be established on the Rock for the house to endure. It is not only The Foundation for each of our individual lives with God, it is also The Foundation for His House which He is building. It is also The Foundation for each local Body of Christ fellowship. Jesus establishes us on His Foundation. We must be established and built upon His true and solid Foundation. He is the Chief Cornerstone which the builders rejected. Let's go to First Peter, chapter 2, verses 1-7, Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes in Him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner... Eph 2:19-22 , Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. 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.

The Lord's House is a habitation of God: a place for us to fellowship with Him and one another in Spirit and in truth. 1 John 1:1-10 , That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life-the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us-that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 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. Again, as I said, The Lord's House is a habitation of God; a place for us to fellowship with Him, and one another, in Spirit and truth. Jesus builds The House upon His true, solid foundation. Jesus is a wise Master Builder. He will first establish a solid foundation, and then He will build His House. He will not build it upon a faulty foundation. So, unless He is building the house, unless He initiates the work, the labor is in vain. The builders must be trained by Him and prepared by Him and sent by Him. If they are sent by Him they have His authority and direction to build the house as He is working through them. He will be glorified through the work. The builder of the house has more glory than the house. Heb 3:1-6 , Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. Jesus must be the builder. He must receive the glory, as only He can bear the glory. The government is upon His shoulders. Isaiah, chapter 9, verses 6&7 , For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Is Jesus there? Is He in the house? If The House is built by Him, in His truth, and we are gathered together in His name, not a preacher's name, not a denomination's name, teaching His doctrine by the Holy Ghost, worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth, He will be there. Matt 18:20, For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." In the original greek it says, "Unto my Name". Wherever two or more are gathered together unto my name, there am I in the midst. When Jesus is there, the Holy Ghost will be there glorifying Him and the Father; the fear of the Lord will be there: Isa 11:1&2, There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. There will be true wisdom and understanding, true counsel, the power of God will be manifesting, and there will be true knowledge. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Words He speaks are Spirit and they are life. The truth will be spoken by the Holy Spirit. There will be life in the place, and in the people. There will be true love among the brethren. But if the people and their leaders harden their hearts and turn away from His truth to follow after lies and doctrines of men, then He will no longer be present; as He is the Truth. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Truth. So He will in no way be manifesting His presence and His power to confirm lies or justify sin in the house. He will be giving space for repentance, rebuking and chastening, because He loves them. Rev 3:19, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. But if the people refuse His correction, He will remove their lampstand and move on with those that truly love Him. Rev 2:5, Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place-unless you repent.

We must be established in the Lord's Foundation; keeping His Words, walking in them, not allowing ourselves to be offended; forgiving, loving, humbling ourselves in every situation, in order to be able to stand against the attack of evil when it comes. If we see ourselves hardening our hearts, we must humble ourselves and acknowledge it to the Lord, repent, and ask for grace to help in the time of need. The reason we harden our hearts is because of iniquities, self-love, pride, and offenses in us. As we humble ourselves before God and confess our faults, He will go about to forgive us and cleanse us, and we will overcome and be able to stand.

1 Cor 12:12-15 , For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body-whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free-and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body," is it therefore not of the body? Verse 18, But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. Verse 25-31 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. 1Co 13:1-3, Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. I have to say this, it is in my spirit: In John chapter 3, Jesus said, 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. The Bible says that Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood. It says in 1 John, Beloved if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. All 0f this works by love, as I have been saying in almost every message lately. The Lord's House is full of love: love for God; love for each other. We fellowship with Him. If we love God; Jesus said, If you love me you will keep my Words. If we love God, we will want to purify ourselves, we will want His House to be clean; a place where He is welcome and honored; a place where He is worshipped in Spirit and in truth. We do all of this; we enter into fellowship with Him because we love Him, and He loves us. He loves us. We know that. He proved it when He gave His beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins; so that we might enter into that fellowship with Him, and live with Him forever in His glorious Kingdom.

Interpretation of Tongues:
I am God Almighty. Those of you that are listening to this message: If you will humble yourselves, I will exalt you. You men that seek to be something in my sight; you must humble yourselves; you must lay down your lives before me, the Living God, and then I will exalt you, and I will raise you up; a true minster of my Gospel, says the Lord.
I am God! The Maker of Heaven and Earth. There is nothing too small or too great for me says the Lord.