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.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

 Is God Mad At Us ?

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called, Is God Mad At Us? I want to start in Jer 22:3-5, Thus says the Lord: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. For if you indeed do this thing, then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied by servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David. But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, says the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation. Let’s turn to Jer 23:1-24, Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings, says the Lord. But I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking, says the Lord. Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the Earth. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely. Now this is his name by which He will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness. Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that they shall no longer say, As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, but, As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them, and they shall dwell in their own land. My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake. I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of the Lord, and because of his Holy Words. For the land is full of adulterers; for because of a curse the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up. Their course of life is evil, and their might is not right. For both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house I have found their wickedness, says the Lord. Therefore their way shall be to them like slippery ways; in the darkness they shall be driven on and fall in them; for I will bring disaster on them, the year of their punishment, says the Lord. And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied by Baal and caused my people Israel to err. Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah. Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem profaneness has gone out into all the land. Thus says the Lord of hosts: Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; they speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord. They continually say to those who despise Me, The Lord has said, You shall have peace; and to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, No evil shall come upon you. For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, and has perceived and heard his Word? Who has marked his Word and heard it? Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord has gone forth in fury—a violent whirlwind! It will fall violently on the head of the wicked. The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has executed and performed the thoughts of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my Words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings. Am I a God near at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him? says the Lord; Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. 

Is God mad at us? Why did this happen? God’s wrath is upon the wicked: those who continue in their sin and will not come to his Son in repentance, that they might be cleansed of the evil and come into fellowship with Him, through believing in his sacrifice for them at the Cross for their sins. Jesus bore our sins in his body on the Cross at Calvary. His Blood was shed; the Blood of the sinless Lamb of God, to cleanse us; to cleanse us of all unrighteousness, that we through faith in Him might become the sons and daughters of the Living God; that we might inherit eternal life with Him and live with Him forever in his glorious Kingdom, where there will be no more sorrow, no more pain, and we will see his face! God is definitely angry with the preachers who pervert his Words and will not speak them faithfully to turn the people to Him; to restrain them from their sins; teaching rebellion against the Lord. His judgement is in the land, and it is severe, because of the severity of evil that is continuing in his house. The proper response of the Church of Jesus Christ when God’s judgement comes upon them is described clearly in 2 Chron 7:13&14. Let’s turn there, When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 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. This is what we must do. The only hope for America is if the people that are called by his name will turn to Him in great repentance; with fasting and weeping and true mourning for our sins. If we will come to Him now with true repentance; if we will truly turn away from the evil and amend our ways, He will hear from Heaven, and He will heal America. He can do it! All things are possible with Him! There is nothing too hard for the God that we serve! But if we want to hang on to our pride, and continue talking about how great we are, while we slaughter the innocent, go after dishonest gain, and continue to commit adultery and fornication, trusting in men, and their fair speeches and their good words, and not in the Living God, who loved us so much that He gave his only beloved Son to die for us that we might live with Him in his holiness and glory forever, then, you see, his wrath is upon us. Because it is so severe of us to trample underfoot the Son of God, and consider his precious Blood, which He shed for us, a common thing, his wrath is therefore severe. It is not because He doesn’t love us. He has proven his love for us on the Cross, and He never changes.

Let’s turn to Heb 10:26–31, For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who rejected Moses' law died 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. It is when we reject his love for us: when we reject his good Word and his good way, to walk after wickedness, that his wrath will come upon us, to judge the wicked and to turn the righteous from the error of his way. Jer 6:16, Thus says the Lord: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it. All of God’s promises are conditional. If we will come back to Him, with true repentance, He will forgive us, because, and only because of the sacrifice of his Son for us on the Cross. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. If we will seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him. If we will not do these things; if we will not humble ourselves, but continue to harden our hearts to walk in lies, then greater judgement will follow, and our nation will not be healed, but it will become a desolation. Repent people of God of your evil ways! Those of you who name the name of Jesus, come back to your first love! In Rom 11:22 it says, Behold the goodness and the severity of God. Rom 11:20-22, …do not be haughty, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either. Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off. Remember what I said earlier: God is not condemning us; He is not here to condemn us. We condemn ourselves when we reject his Word; when we pervert his Word; when we choose darkness rather than light. Rom 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Verse 4, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. Verse 12-14, Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. In Acts 7, Steven was talking to the Pharisees, to the religious leaders. In verse 51 he said, You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. God’s judgement is so severe because Jesus’ suffering for us was so severe, and we are trampling Him underfoot with our perverted ways which we love. God is seeking to turn us from our evil ways that He may bless us again. If we will not turn; if we will continue to reject the truth and embrace lies, then we are condemning ourselves. He is not condemning us.

Rom 12:1&2, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. John 3:18-21, 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. 

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am with those that are with Me. Those that will seek Me with all their heart, they will find me, as it is written in my Word. Fear not, those of you that love Me with all your heart, for I will care for you, I will protect you from my wrath coming upon the nations. Fear not, says the Lord, but look unto Me. Seek Me with all your heart. Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you, says the Lord. Enter into my fellowship; my righteousness, my holiness will come upon you, if you will forsake the evil, if you will turn to Me with all your heart, says the Lord. For I love you! I gave my Son for you to save you from your sins, says the Lord! Therefore repent of all your sins; all of them, and turn to Me with all your heart, and be forgiven and rejoice with Me in my Glory and in my Kingdom, says the Lord!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

 Call A Solemn Assembly

Greetings in the name of Jesus. This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today’s program is entitled Call A Solemn Assembly. Let’s go to 2 Chron 15:1&2, this is talking about King Asa, Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded. And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. Now we’re going to read about King Hezekiah. Let’s go to 2 Chron 29:1-6, Hezekiah became king when he was twenty-five years old, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abijah the daughter of Zechariah. And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done. In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them. 

Then he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them in the East Square, 

and said to them: Hear me, Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry out the rubbish from the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed and done evil in the eyes of the Lord our God; they have forsaken Him, have turned their faces away from the dwelling place of the Lord, and turned their backs on Him. 2 Chron 30:1-15, And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and also wrote letters to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the Passover to the Lord God of Israel. For the king and his leaders and all the assembly in Jerusalem had agreed to keep the Passover in the second month. For they could not keep it at the regular time, because a sufficient number of priests had not consecrated themselves, nor had the people gathered together at Jerusalem. And the matter pleased the king and all the assembly. So they resolved to make a proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, that they should come to keep the Passover to the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem, since they had not done it for a long time in the prescribed manner. Then the runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of the king: Children of Israel, return to the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel; then He will return to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria. And do not be like your fathers and your brethren, who trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, so that He gave them up to desolation, as you see. Now do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the Lord; and enter his sanctuary, which He has sanctified forever, and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will be treated with compassion by those who lead them captive, so that they may come back to this land; for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn his face from you if you return to Him. So the runners passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun; but they laughed at them and mocked them. Nevertheless some from Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. Also the hand of God was on Judah to give them singleness of heart to obey the command of the king and the leaders, at the word of the Lord. Now many people, a very great assembly, gathered at Jerusalem to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month. They arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and they took away all the incense altars and cast them into the Brook Kidron. Then they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought the burnt offerings to the house of the Lord. 

Verses 22-27, And Hezekiah gave encouragement to all the Levites who taught the good knowledge of the Lord; and they ate throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers. Then the whole assembly agreed to keep the feast another seven days, and they kept it another seven days with gladness. For Hezekiah king of Judah gave to the assembly a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep, and the leaders gave to the assembly a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep; and a great number of priests sanctified themselves. The whole assembly of Judah rejoiced, also the priests and Levites, all the assembly that came from Israel, the sojourners who came from the land of Israel, and those who dwelt in Judah. So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel, there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem. Then the priests, the Levites, arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard; and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, to heaven. Chapter 31:20&21, Thus Hezekiah did throughout all Judah, and he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God. And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, in the law and in the commandment, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart. So he prospered. The humbling of ourselves before God must be with all our hearts. The confession and repentance must be with all our hearts. The returning to the Lord our God and to his Word and his ways must be with all our hearts. And then, the rejoicing before our God, when our prayers come into his holy dwelling place, even into Heaven, must be with all our hearts. 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. Chapter 10, verses 12&13, Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. You have plowed wickedness; you have reaped iniquity. You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men. 

Let’s turn to Joel 1:1-20, The Word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, you elders, and give ear, all you inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell your children about it, let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. What the chewing locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust left, the crawling locust has eaten; and what the crawling locust left, the consuming locust has eaten. Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine, for it has been cut off from your mouth. For a nation has come up against my land, strong, and without number; his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a fierce lion. He has laid waste my vine, and ruined my fig tree; he has stripped it bare and thrown it away; its branches are made white. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. The grain offering and the drink offering have been cut off from the house of the Lord; the priests mourn, who minister to the Lord. The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the grain is ruined, the new wine is dried up, the oil fails. Be ashamed, you farmers, wail, you vinedressers, for the wheat and the barley; because the harvest of the field has perished. The vine has dried up, and the fig tree has withered; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree—all the trees of the field are withered; surely joy has withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves and lament, you priests; wail, you who minister before the altar; come, lie all night in sackcloth, you who minister to my God; for the grain offering and the drink offering are withheld from the house of your God. Consecrate a fast, call a solemn assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord. Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty. Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God? The seed shrivels under the clods, storehouses are in shambles; barns are broken down, for the grain has withered. How the animals groan! The herds of cattle are restless, because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment. O Lord, to You I cry out; for fire has devoured the open pastures, and a flame has burned all the trees of the field. The beasts of the field also cry out to You, for the water brooks are dried up, and fire has devoured the open pastures. 

Chapter 2, verses 12-27, Now, therefore, says the Lord, Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him—a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a solemn assembly; gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes; let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, and the bride from her dressing room. Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar; let them say, Spare Your people, O Lord, and do not give your heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God? Then the Lord will be zealous for his land, and pity his people. The Lord will answer and say to his people, Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, and you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations. But I will remove far from you the northern army, and will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, with his face toward the eastern sea and his back toward the western sea; his stench will come up, and his foul odor will rise, because he has done monstrous things. Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done marvelous things! Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; for the open pastures are springing up, and the tree bears its fruit; the fig tree and the vine yield their strength. Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. In verse 18 we read, Then the Lord will be zealous for his land, and pity his people. When? When you call a solemn assembly; when the priests weep and cry out; when the people come before Him with weeping and mourning. 

2 Chron 7:8&9, At that time Solomon kept the feast seven days, and all Israel with him, a very great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the Brook of Egypt. And on the eighth day they held a solemn assembly, for they observed the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days. Verses 12-14, 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. When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 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. The Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and spoke verse 13&14 to him. Clearly these are judgements of God. IF my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and I will heal their land. People of God, our land needs to be healed; our hearts need to be changed. It is upon us, when these calamities come, to humble ourselves and pray and seek his face and turn from our wicked ways. Then, and then only, will He hear from Heaven and will forgive our sins, and then, and only then, will He heal our land. If we say we have no sin; we are under grace; we are forever justified and forgiven, and we refuse to acknowledge our sins to Him, it will not happen. We will proceed from the judgement of this hour to greater judgement. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. If we will turn to Him now, with weeping and fasting and repentance, and sow to ourselves in righteousness, we will reap mercy; if we will break up our fallow ground, if we will rend our hard hearts before Him, and seek Him with all our hearts, then, and only then, will He come and rain righteousness and his blessing upon us. Sanctify a fast! Call a solemn assembly! Gather the elders and the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God and cry unto the Lord!

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty. Behold, I have sent these tornadoes; it is my judgement upon you. I want you to humble yourselves. Do not be offended at these words, but humble yourselves! Cry out to Me! Call a solemn assembly! Come into my house, all of you that are called by my name, and seek my face with weeping and mourning, and cry out and acknowledge your sins before Me, and I will hear from Heaven, and I will turn and relent of the evil that is yet to come! If you will humble yourselves, I will hearken and grant you mercy and grace, says the Lord.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

 Godly Sorrow

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we’re going to talk about Godly Sorrow. Let’s turn to 2 Cor 7:8-11; the Apostle Paul writing to the church in Corinth said, For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while. Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter. Let’s turn to Psalm 51:1-17, Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your lovingkindness; according to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight—that You may be found just when You speak, and blameless when You judge. Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me. Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me hear joy and gladness, that the bones You have broken may rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me by your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners shall be converted to You. Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness. O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth your praise. For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart—these, O God, You will not despise. I just would like to point out verse 7: Purge me with hyssop; hyssop is what they used to put the blood of the Passover Lamb on the door posts in Egypt; it signifies the Blood of Jesus cleansing us from all sin. Let’s turn to Psalm 32:1-11, Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they shall not come near him. 

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! 

Let’s turn to Mat 21:42-44. In verse 42 Jesus said, Have you never read in the Scriptures, The Stone which the builders rejected has become the Chief Cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it. 

And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder. Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone. When you come to Jesus, and you fall upon Him, and you give yourself to Him, coming to Him with weeping, with godly sorrow, repenting of your sins; when you come to Jesus, you will be broken, you will be broken, and you will be changed, and you will be conformed to his image: from faith to faith, and glory to glory. It is not easy, but you will bring forth fruit as you are conformed to his image more and more. The Bible says, Looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of your faith, who, for the joy set before Him; right!, for the joy set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the Majesty on high!  Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! Amen! Glory!

Let’s turn to Psalm 38: 15-22, For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. 

For I said, Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me. For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin; or, I will be sorry for my sin. But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied. Those also who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good. Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! Psalm 126:5, They that sow in tears shall reap in joy! Godly sorrow works true repentance. True repentance brings forth joy. Worldly sorrow brings forth death. Let’s go to Psalm 107:31-43,  Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the company of the elders. He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it. He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings. There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, 

and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and He does not let their cattle decrease. When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction and sorrow, He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way; yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction, and makes their families like a flock. The righteous see it and rejoice, and all iniquity stops its mouth. Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. Verse 1, Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever! Psalms 39:12-13, and 40:1-4,  Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; do not be silent at my tears; for I am a stranger with You, a sojourner, as all my fathers were. Remove Your gaze from me, that I may regain strength, before I go away and am no more. I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth—praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Let’s go to Psalm 116:1-9,  I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. The pains of death surrounded me, and the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow. Then I called upon the name of the Lord: O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul! 

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; Yes, our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He helped me. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. For You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.  I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. 

As you can see, we’re beginning to talk about Jesus. Let’s go to Hebrews 5:6-9. In verse 6 it says, You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek; who, in the days of his flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of his godly fear; though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. 

Godly sorrow is just as it says: sorrow that is godly, sorrow that is in truth; you know you have sinned, or you are truly sorry about a situation, and you call upon the Lord in truth, acknowledging the truth of his Word. There is true repentance. There is a true crying out for justice, or mercy. There is a true understanding that God is merciful, and a hope and expectation that He will hear our cry and respond in his great love and grant us grace. And especially, because of the sacrifice of his Son Jesus Christ on the Cross, there is faith in our hearts as we call upon Him. And then when He responds, there is a washing and a cleansing. Justice comes, mercy is granted, and there is a great rejoicing. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Jesus was sorrowful and heavy in his great trial of affliction and suffering on our behalf in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross. But it was on the Cross that He overcame all the sin and iniquity, and all the sickness and pain, and all the power of darkness, as He offered Himself willingly to suffer and die there. The Scripture says that He said, It is finished, and He gave up his Spirit. Then He descended into the lower parts of the Earth, in death, where He cried unto the Father: Therefore did my heart rejoice and my tongue was glad, moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope, because you will not leave my soul in Hell, neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption. You have made known to Me the ways of life. You will make Me full of joy with your countenance. Jesus was full of joy when the Father, on the third day, raised Him from the dead; not only for Himself, but for all of us who would trust in Him and be raised with Him from all the sin and grief and sorrow and death of this wicked world, into his glorious Kingdom, to live with Him and the Father forever! Hallelujah!

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am with you my children, those of you that love Me, those of you that are trusting in my Son and his sacrifice for your sins; his Blood was shed to wash you clean; white as snow from all sin. When you have sin, if you will come to Me in godly sorrow, truly sorry for your sins, his Blood is more than enough to wash you white as snow and cleanse you from that sin, and I will remember it no more. It will be blotted out of the books. You will be washed clean. As you trust in his sacrifice for your sins, his Blood will cleanse you, and I will cleanse you of all that unrighteousness, and you will have joy as you enter into my presence, as you are restored into fellowship with Me, says the Lord.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah Father, hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise you Father! Praise you Father! Praise you Father! Thank you Father for godly sorrow working true repentance!


Sunday, December 5, 2021

 Innocent Blood

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we’re going to talk about Innocent Blood. Let’s turn to Psalm 94:1-23,  O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs—O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth! Rise up, O Judge of the earth; render punishment to the proud. Lord, how long will the wicked, how long will the wicked triumph? They utter speech, and speak insolent things; all the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. They break in pieces your people, O Lord, and afflict your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, the Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand. Understand, you senseless among the people; and you fools, when will you be wise? He who planted the ear, shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see? He who instructs the nations, shall He not correct, He who teaches man knowledge? The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not cast off his people, nor will He forsake his inheritance. But judgment will return to righteousness, and all the upright in heart will follow it. Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul would soon have settled in silence. If I say, my foot slips, your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me, your comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You? Did you see that? Shall the throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, or, as it says in the King James Version, frameth mischief by a law, have fellowship with You? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge. He has brought on them their own iniquity, And shall cut them off in their own wickedness; the Lord our God shall cut them off. The Lord God will cut off those who devise evil by a law. Let’s turn to Psalm 106:34-38; This is talking about the Children of Israel,  They did not destroy the peoples, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the Gentiles and learned their works; they served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Verse 38, And shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Our land, The United States of America,  

is polluted with blood; with the blood of the innocent children who are being slaughtered, even as you read this, unto the idols of Canaan; unto the idols of self love, self indulgence, love of money, love of pleasure, my career, my life, my body.

Let’s turn to Psalm 139:1-24,  O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall fall on me, even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You. Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men. For they speak against You wickedly; your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Verse 14, I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. Consider these Words people; consider what the Lord is saying to you this day. Humble yourselves before the Living God and consider his Words. It is written that the Scripture cannot be broken. These are the Words of the Living God; the One who created you in your mother’s womb.

2 Kings 21:1&2, This is talking about King Manasseh: verse 1, Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Hephzibah. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. 

Verse 10, And the Lord spoke by his servants the prophets, saying, Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations: he has acted more wickedly than all the Amorites who were before him, and has also made Judah sin with his idols, therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle. And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. So I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become victims of plunder to all their enemies, because they have done evil in my sight, and have provoked Me to anger since the day their fathers came out of Egypt, even to this day. Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the Lord. Let’s turn to 2 Kings 24:1-4, In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years. Then he turned and rebelled against him. And the Lord sent against him raiding bands of Chaldeans, bands of Syrians, bands of Moabites, and bands of the people of Ammon; He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord which He had spoken by His servants the prophets. Surely at the commandment of the Lord this came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also because of the innocent blood that he had shed; for he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, which the Lord would not pardon. Our land is filled with innocent blood. Surely the judgement of our God is upon us. Will you humble yourself? Will you humble yourself before the Living God? Will you tremble at his Word? Will you fear Him? Or will you snuff at Him? Will you continue in your evil way? Will you devise evil by a law, and declare that it is good to kill babies; to slaughter the innocent? How do you feel when you hear the statistics of the numbers of innocent babies that are being slaughtered in the United States and around the world every day? How is your heart? How do you react? Is your heart tender, or do you harden your heart? Is your heart hard toward the Lord, toward his Word? Or are you like King Josiah whose heart was tender toward the Lord, and when you hear of what is written in God’s Word; about how He will judge those who shed innocent blood, do you weep and rend your heart before Him? 2 Kings 22:10-20,  Then Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest has given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes. Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Michaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king, saying, Go, inquire of the Lord for me, for the people and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that has been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord that is aroused against us, because our fathers have not obeyed the words of this book, to do according to all that is written concerning us. So Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam, Achbor, Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe. She dwelt in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter. And they spoke with her.  Then she said to them, Thus says the Lord God of Israel, Tell the man who sent you to Me, Thus says the Lord: Behold, I will bring calamity on this place and on its inhabitants—all the words of the book which the king of Judah has read—because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. Therefore My wrath shall be aroused against this place and shall not be quenched. But as for the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, in this manner you shall speak to him, Thus says the Lord God of Israel: Concerning the words which you have heard—because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and you tore your clothes and wept before Me, I also have heard you, says the Lord. Surely, therefore, I will gather you to your fathers, and you shall be gathered to your grave in peace; and your eyes shall not see all the calamity which I will bring on this place.  So they brought back word to the king.  Make no mistake! God is longsuffering, longsuffering. He is patient. He waits a long time before He brings judgement, and He pleads with the sons of men; that they might turn and humble themselves and repent! But if we will not repent, rest assured, judgement is upon us folks! Judgement is upon America! We are as Sodom! We are as Gomorrah! If we will not repent, the judgement of God will be fulfilled in America!

Let’s turn to Mat 18:1-14, At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! 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. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven. For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Jesus said,  In heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.  What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. God has not changed. He said, I don’t change. His judgements are the same now for those who shed innocent blood as they were in the days of the kings of Israel. But for those who will tremble at his Word, and will come to the Innocent One, who willingly shed his own Blood for them on the Cross, to thoroughly wash them and cleanse them of the innocent blood that they have shed; there is forgiveness! And there is life! Jesus did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them! He is come that we might have life, and that more abundantly! Come out from death and darkness into his marvelous light; into eternal life with Him, the Creator of all things.

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I have a Word for you, America, and I urge you vehemently to take head. I am the God of all flesh. I created those precious babies in the womb. They are fearfully and wonderfully made by my power. I created them, just as I created you in your mother’s womb. If you will humble yourselves and turn and be tender hearted, and fight for the unborn to save them alive; then will I hear from heaven and I will have mercy on this land. But if you will continue to frame mischief by a law, and continue to slaughter innocent babies in the name of women’s health care; lies, wicked lies that are being spoken to justify murder; every person who slaughters a child is guilty of murder; that guilt is upon you until you repent. If you will turn and repent, then I will have mercy, but if you harden your heart and continue to kill the innocent, my judgement will come upon this land. This land will not continue as it has been, but it will be brought down; it will be brought to desolation, if you will not hearken unto Me. I warn you America this day! I am speaking this warning by my Spirit through my servant Rob. If you will say, Oh who’s he? I don’t need to listen to him; you don’t understand. It is Me speaking to you by my Spirit. I am warning you: Turn from your evil ways, humble yourselves before Me, and I will have mercy on you. But if you will harden your heart, judgement will follow. Thus says the Lord; the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Friday, December 3, 2021


Greetings to my brothers and sisters in Christ! Peace be to you in the name of Jesus. Today we’re going to talk about standing. I just want to give a little background: This morning we were praying and the Lord brought up three scriptures: Rom 14:4, Jude 1:24&25, and Eph 6:10-20; and that’s where we’re going to start, and we’re going to talk about standing.  Rom 14:4, Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand. God is able to make his servant stand.  Jude 1:24&25, Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, or keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen! God is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of his Glory with exceeding joy; to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen! We need to believe these Words! Reading from the King James Version: Rom 14:4, Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. God is able to make his servant stand, and God will hold him up. God is with his servants. If you are God’s servant, if you are obeying God, if you are speaking his Words, do not let Satan discourage you; nor anyone else who is speaking against you and judging you wickedly. Who are they to judge God’s servants? Be strong and obey the Father! Obey your Lord and stand! For He is able to make you stand! Amen! Thank God! Jude 1:24&25,  Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen! God is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his Glory with exceeding joy! The Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness! Though our sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow! Thank you Lord! Eph 6:10-20, Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth; we need to have the truth of God’s Word in our hearts. Amen. Jesus is the truth. His Word is the truth. We must have his Word in our hearts. That’s how we are going to be able to stand: with our loins girt about with his truth, his Word; the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth; having on the breastplate of righteousness. We’re going to have to walk in righteousness. We’re going to have to hate evil and love righteousness. Repent of all evil in your life! As the Holy Spirit convinces you, repent of all evil. You won’t be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil if you allow disobedience in your life. You won’t be able to fulfill your ministry. Turn from it with all your heart. If you’re having trouble with it, call upon the Lord; come boldly before his throne of grace to find help in the time of need. Forsake the evil! Forsake the evil! It’s not worth it; it doesn’t matter how good it feels, or how good it looks, or whatever it is, forsake it! Forsake it! You don’t even have on your breastplate. You’re open prey for the Devil. If you’re walking in any sin, repent from it! Don’t say, oh I’m under grace. You know you are sinning! You out there who are born again believers, baptized in the Holy Spirit, and you have sin in your life, you know it! Repent! Turn back to God! Put on the breastplate of righteousness. Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; the Gospel gives us peace; peace with God through faith in the Gospel: Jesus died for our sins; He was crucified for our sins. He bore our sins in his body on the Cross. He was marred more than any man. He was buried in a tomb. On the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was crucified for our sins, and He was raised again for our justification. Your faith is in the Gospel. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. So your feet are shod with the Gospel; you are walking in the Gospel; walking in faith, believing that you are made righteous: God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Glory to God! You must have all of this in your life in order to stand against the wiles of the Devil! The Devil has wiles. He has wicked servants; they want to bring you down; they want to destroy you! They sit in their closets and pray against you; they curse you. You have to stand! They talk one with another to try to bring you down. They are his servants. He has servants. He has wiles. He has ways. He has temptations, but God is with you! He will uphold you! He is able to make his servant stand! It doesn’t matter what they do; the scripture that I read earlier: Who are you to judge another man’s servant?! To his own master he stands or falls. So we have to stand before our Master.  Above all, taking the shield of faith; so your faith is in the Gospel; you know you’re justified. You know through the sacrifice of Jesus that you’ve been justified. Your faith is there. You’re walking with a clear conscience. You’ve confessed every sin. You don’t know of any sin in your life; if God shows you, you repent. You don’t want any sin in your life. You love God; you want to walk with Him. Folks, that’s the key: loving Him, loving one another, walking in love. None of this will work if you don’t have love, as we will read in 1 Cor 13. Thank you Lord! So you have the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; those fiery darts coming at you; you have the shield of faith. You’re justified; you know where you stand in Jesus. Jesus is causing you to stand. His righteousness, his shed Blood causes you to stand. All your sins have been washed. It doesn’t matter what they say; what you did in the past; whatever the Devil brings up to try to condemn you. You have the shield of faith: No! I believe that I’m justified by faith in his shed Blood! Amen! You stand in that faith! And then, you have the helmet of salvation: your mind is protected by your salvation. You are saved, born again, baptized in water, baptized in the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ bore your sins in his body on the Cross. The Devil cannot torment your mind. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of love and of power and of a sound mind! Hallelujah! Your mind is sound in Christ. And you have the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God! When Jesus was being tempted in the wilderness by the Devil, praise God, He said, It is written; He spoke the Word of God to Satan by the Holy Spirit. Notice, it says, the sword of the Spirit: It’s the Word of God with the Holy Spirit, wherewith you’ll be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. You’ll be able to fight the good fight of faith; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. We must pray always in faith, in the Holy Spirit, watching with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Jesus said, Pray always; let’s go there, Luke 21:36, Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things. He was previously talking about all the evil that’s going to come upon the Earth. And it’s coming. Actually it’s already here, but it’s going to get worse. So Jesus said, Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. Remember that scripture that we read, God is able to make you stand before the presence of his Glory with exceeding joy! Hallelujah! We need to believe that. We need to believe that we can stand before the presence of God when Jesus returns with exceeding joy! Amen! Glory!

Rom 8:31-39, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Saints, it is a reality, it is the truth: Jesus is at the right hand of the Father; He is our Great High Priest, and He is making intercession for us. We need to believe that. That’s not a religious fairy tale. Jesus is alive! He’s at the right hand of the Father, and He’s interceding for us. We need to trust Him; that He’s with us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, that covers everything, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Let’s turn to 1Cor 12:31. Chapter 12 talks about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are given for the edification of the body of Christ. Verse 31, But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. Chapter 13, verse 1-13, 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. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.  And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 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. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. In almost every message I do it comes down to love. It’s all about love. Without love it won’t work. We keep God’s Words because we love him! He loves us; we love Him; we keep his Words. We love Him; we obey Him. And that’s how we’re going to stand, and that’s how we’re going to be able to endure all the things that are coming upon the Earth; through prayer and faith, with God’s help. Love endures all things. Thank you Lord!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

 Born Again

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today’s program is called Born Again. Let’s turn 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? By the way, the words “born again” mean born from above. 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 5, ...Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 

Let’s turn to Rom 6:1-23, What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of his death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of his resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. This is talking about being born of water. Verse 12, Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.  What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. 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. Let’s turn to Eph 2:8-10, 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. Many say that faith is the gift of God in reference to these verses. But that is not what it’s saying: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; We go back to Romans: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Hallelujah! Born of water: baptized into his death, crucified with Jesus, buried with Him, raised with Him; born of water: your old man, your sinful nature crucified with Him. Repent and be baptized. Turn from your sins. Rom 10:14&15, How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?....You hear the Gospel preached by the Holy Spirit. You are convinced of your sin. You repent and turn from your sins, confessing your sins to God. You believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins. You confess Him Lord and you believe that He rose from the dead. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved. Jesus comes to dwell in your heart when you receive Him as your Lord and Savior; when you believe that He is the Son of God. Do you really believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Are you really born again? Have you been born of water? Do you know that you were baptized into Jesus’ death; that you are dead and your life is hid with God in Christ? Paul said, I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. Does Christ Jesus live in you? In John 17 Jesus said, I in them, and you Father in Me, that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent Me, and have loved them as you have loved Me. In Gal 4:6&7 we read, And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. When you repent and turn from your sins and believe on Jesus and his sacrifice on the Cross for you, and confess Him Lord of your life, and submit to water baptism, you are baptized into his death, and you are buried with Him in that water. When you come up out of the water you are raised with Him, and all your past sins, and the old sinner you were remain in the water. Christ then dwells in your heart by faith and He is your Lord. You no longer belong to yourself and the Devil, but He has delivered you and saved you with his own Blood. You belong to Him. You are a new creation in Him, and He begins to lead you in the way He has planned for you. He has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light, and as you continue to walk in that light, He will expose things in you and lead you in further repentance and forgiveness, as He is cleansing your soul and sanctifying you more and more, along with your brothers and sisters, building for Himself a holy temple; his own special people to dwell with Him forever in his Glory. He will be leading you in paths of righteousness, therefore, for his Name’s sake to purify you and to try you to see if you will love Him and his truth and continue with Him, or if you will turn away from following Him to your own destruction. Jesus Christ is going to have a spotless bride; a purified, holy people, separated unto Him. Titus 2:11-14, For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself his own special people, zealous for good works. 

Jesus is that light that is come into the world. John 3:20&21, 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. When you come to Him, your evil ways will be exposed. Will you forsake them and repent and love Jesus and his good way? Or will you turn away from Him because you love your sins and you want to continue in them, thus condemning yourself? Don’t be deceived by the devil and his ministers and their lies about the grace of God. God gave his Son a living sacrifice on the Cross for our sins and raised Him from the dead to justify us; that is his true grace; that we might forsake all evil and walk with Him, receiving the Holy Spirit and being led by Him, denying ourselves and our desires; every day taking up our cross and following Him; doing righteousness. He will lead us to do righteousness; to do the will of the Father. He that does righteousness is righteous. Let no one deceive you. He that practices sin is of the Devil. If you want to continue in any evil way the devil will destroy you. You must forsake all sin and unrighteousness and walk with Jesus in repentance and faith, with a conscience void of offense toward God and man. Paul said, I exercise myself daily to have a conscience void of offense toward God and man. He said, I die daily. What does that mean? He died to himself and his own will and his own desires every day; took up his cross and followed Jesus. If any wickedness shows up in you along the way, you go straight to Him, to his throne of grace, with humility and repentance, and you will find his grace to help you in your time of need. He will grant you grace because you believe in his sacrifice for your sins and his resurrection for your justification. He dwells in your heart by faith. He is with you to help you in your time of need. Just call upon Him. He will hear your prayer if you will humble yourself before Him, for it is written, He grants grace to the humble. But if you want to continue in your pride; if you won’t humble yourself, then you will be brought low. If you still refuse to repent you will perish. God is not a respecter of persons. He has already provided everything for you through the sacrifice and resurrection of his Son. He so loved you that He gave Jesus for you to bear your sins on the Cross of Calvary and save you from the fire and eternal torment reserved for the Devil and his angels and all those that follow him. Make no mistake: the antichrist, the false prophet, and the Devil are all going to be cast into the lake of fire that burns with fire and brimstone, to be tormented day and night forever and ever, with no rest forever. And everyone whose name is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire with them. If you turn away from Jesus to go after your evil ways, He will blot your name out of his Book and you will perish. Salvation is for those who will continue with Him through thick and thin, all the way to the end, loving Him and serving Him with all their heart, hating evil and loving righteousness. Love endures all things. In order to endure to the end we must love Him and love our brothers and sisters. Love does no evil to his brother, therefore love is the fulfilling of the Law.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

 The Love Of The Truth

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. Today we’re going to talk about The Love Of The Truth. Let’s turn to 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. In the King James it says, If you continue in my Word, you will be my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free. I thank God for the understanding that He has given me about this scripture. I wish that I had it years ago. But it’s very simple, as we will see as we continue in this program. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and He teaches us the Word of God. And so, as you continue reading and studying God’s Word and seeking Him for understanding, the Holy Spirit will begin to reveal it to you, and as you get understanding; He is the teacher; and you continue in that understanding, He will lead you in different situations for you to do the Word of God; do the Words of the Lord Jesus. And as you continue in his Word; this is what it means to continue in his Word, you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. Let’s turn to 1 John 2:3&4, Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. Let’s go to verses 20-27,   But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing, which is the Holy Spirit, teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. Let’s go to Chapter 3, verses 16-19, 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. Let's go to 1 John 5:3, For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. Verse 20, And 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. 

2 John 1-11, The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, because of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. Ok, let’s read 3 John 1-12, The Elder, To the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth: Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do for the brethren and for strangers, who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well, because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth. I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church. Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. Demetrius has a good testimony from all, and from the truth itself. And we also bear witness, and you know that our testimony is true. Jesus said, If you love me, keep my commandments. John said, This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. His Word is the truth. If we love God, we will love his Son, we will love his Word, we will love one another, we will love the truth. Jesus is the truth. He said, I am the way, the truth, and the life. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He is no lie, as we read earlier in 1 John. In 1 Peter 1:22, Peter said, Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, see that you  love one another fervently with a pure heart.  In order for us to keep the commandments of Jesus; to love one another, our hearts must be purified. We must repent from our evil ways, and turn to God with all our hearts and embrace the truth; love the truth, and our hearts will be purified by obeying the truth through the Spirit. Then we can really love one another. Jesus said, Because iniquity shall abound, in the last days, most people’s love will grow cold.

2 Thess 2:1-12, Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. They received not the love of the truth. We must love the truth; we must be valiant for the truth. For the antiChrist spirit is already in the Earth seeking to trample down the truth, and overcome the saints. If we do not love the truth with all our hearts, and continue in it, following Jesus, we will be easily deceived and overtaken by the Beast. It is written here that those that refuse to love the truth, God will send them strong delusions that they may believe the lie, and they will perish. It is not enough to know the truth, it is not enough to speak the truth, we must love the truth to keep from being deceived. The reason people won’t receive the love of the truth is because of the lies which they love that falsely justify their evil deeds which they love. If we love the truth we will love the Father, we will love his Son, and we will love one another. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. We love Him because He first loved us, and his commandment is that we love one another, not in word only, but in deed and in truth.

Ask yourself: Do I believe the truth? Do I really love the Lord, and my brothers and sisters in Christ? Or do I really love myself and my pleasures, my money, and the things of this world? The Scripture says, If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. Be honest with yourself before God. If that is you, repent! And acknowledge your sins to Him. Draw near to Him to love Him, to love his truth, and He will draw near to you. 1 Cor 2:9, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. Let’s turn to John 17:13-23, But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 

Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. Verse 24, Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. God has reserved his Glory for those that love Him; that love his truth, and will be sanctified by his Word. His Word is truth; as the Apostle Peter said, those that purify themselves by obeying the truth through the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will help you. Jesus said He will lead you into all truth. If we have this blessed hope in us, of Jesus’ soon return and us entering into his Glory, we should be purifying ourselves, preparing to meet Him in the clouds. One shall be taken, and another left. The ones who shall be taken are those who love the truth.