Repent and Believe the Gospel!

Jesus said,"The time is fullfilled and the Kingdom of God is at hand, repent and believe the Gospel"
The Gospel is that the Word of God became a man; Jesus, the only begotten of the Father, the Son of God, full of grace and truth, and lived in this world with every temptation that you and I face, and yet He never sinned and He gave himself to die on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. God made Him who knew no sin to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of above 500 witnesses after He arose and He ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is there right now, alive, making intercession on our behalf to the Father. He is coming again with all the saints and all the angels in great power and glory and all who live and believe in him will be united with him and thus will we ever be with the Lord. I urge you to seek Him now, during this time while the long suffering of God is waiting, for the Day of the Lord is coming soon. He loves you and He will save you to the utter most if you will put your trust in Him.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

 When The Hedge Comes Down

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called When The Hedge Comes Down. Let’s turn to Job 1:1-22,  There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. And seven sons and three daughters were born to him. Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East. And his sons would go and feast in their houses, each on his appointed day, and would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts. Thus Job did regularly. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them. And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? So Satan answered the Lord and said, From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it. Then the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil? So Satan answered the Lord and said, Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face! And the Lord said to Satan, Behold, all that he has is in your power; only do not lay a hand on his person. So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord. Now there was a day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house; and a messenger came to Job and said, The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you! While he was still speaking, another also came and said, The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you! While he was still speaking, another also came and said, The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you! While he was still speaking, another also came and said, Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house, and suddenly a great wind came from across the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you! Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. Of course we know, after this, that Satan came again and the Lord gave him permission to strike his body, and he struck him with sore boils from the top of his head to the bottom of his feet, yet He did not allow him to take his life. And so Job suffered greatly, and his three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, and each one came from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite; for they had made an appointment together to come and mourn with him, and to comfort him. And Job had a long conversation with his three friends. Why did God let this happen to Job? We find out in Chapter 32, verse 1. So these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.  Job 33:8&9, Surely you have spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the sound of your words, saying, I am pure, without transgression; I am innocent, and there is no iniquity in me. Verse 12, Look, in this you are not righteous. I will answer you, For God is greater than man. So we see clearly that Job was righteous in his own eyes. KJV, Behold, in this you are not just; I will answer you, that God is greater than man. Do we understand this, after all that has been happening here in America and around the world since September 11, 2001?; That God is greater than man, or do we still trust in our own way, saying how great and proud we are? Job 38:1-7, Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 40:1-14,  Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said: Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him? He who rebukes God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the Lord and said: Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further. Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me: Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like his? Then adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, And array yourself with glory and beauty. Disperse the rage of your wrath; Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low; Tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together, bind their faces in hidden darkness. Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you. 

God always has a purpose in letting His hedge of protection to come down; with a person, with a family, with a city, or with a nation. There is a purpose. It is founded in his love. In his judgement He remembers his mercy, as it is written in Habakkuk 3:2, O Lord, I have heard your speech and was afraid; O Lord-, revive your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. And if we will humble ourselves, as it is written in 2 Chron 7:14, we will receive his correction. his purpose is not to destroy us, but to correct us, that He might bless us in the days to come. God has prepared great judgements which are prophesied in his Word, which are coming forth even now in our lifetime. He has prepared great salvation for us all in the gift of his Son Jesus Christ, who suffered for our sins on the Cross at Calvary; that we might be saved from our sins, and changed into his image from faith to faith and glory to glory; that we might some day enter into his glorious Kingdom to dwell with Him forever. He has also prepared his wrath for the day of wrath which will come upon and destroy all those who reject the great gift of his Son who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood. It is not his will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. If we will repent and turn to Him with all our hearts, He will forgive us and cleanse us and change us, and give unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

Why did God let the hedge come down on Job? It was because of his self righteousness. God dealt with him in a very severe way, and he was brought to true repentance. Then the Lord blessed him twice as much as before: Job 42:10-17,  And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then all his brothers, all his sisters, and all those who had been his acquaintances before, came to him and ate food with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversity that the Lord had brought upon him. Each one gave him a piece of silver and each a ring of gold. Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. He also had seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days. 

Why did God let the hedge come down on America on September 11, 2001? He had a purpose, founded in his love, to deal with our pride and our wickedness. And, as many have testified that were there that day in New York City, He had mercy on many people and saved many people’s lives. Yet the pain and the loss and the anguish is still there in many hearts. Many hearts and lives have been changed; many have been corrected and brought to repentance, but many have returned to their pride and rebellion against God and have not been changed. What about our nation? How have we changed? Did we turn back to God after 911?, or have we continued on as a nation in our wicked, corrupt ways. Many other judgements have come since 2001. Have we listened? Have we changed?  We must understand that, according to the Words of the Prophets and our Lord Jesus Christ, there is much more shaking yet to come in the Earth. Do we understand this; that God is greater than man? 

Why did God let the hedge down in 2020 with the CoronaVirus  pandemic? Never in the history of the world has the whole world been forced to stay in their houses. When the plague began the Father told me, I put this plague in the Earth, and I am watching my people to see if they will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. In 2 Chron 13&14, God said, that if we will do so, then He will hear from Heaven and He will heal our land. This is the answer people! We must humble ourselves when the hedge comes down, and turn to God with all our hearts. If we will do that, we will find grace in his sight, and He will have mercy in the midst of his judgement. Turn to Him Church! Turn to Him America! Consider the times we are living in, and understand the days that are coming, according to the Words of Jesus and the Prophets. God has promised that before Jesus returns He is going to shake all things, that only those things that cannot be shaken will remain: all creatures, all the hills and mountains, all the seas, all the towers and great buildings, and all the economies, and all the great men of the Earth, and all nations. The only thing that will not be shaken is the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all those who are truly trusting in Him, and walking with Him in obedience to his Word. Let’s turn to Mat 7:24-27, Jesus said, Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall. Let’s turn to Heb 12:22-29, But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. 

See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, YET ONCE MORE I SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO HEAVEN. 

Now this, YET ONCE MORE, indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. 

Why did God let the hedge down in my life? Several years ago, while I was working in remodeling, I had a shop with a garage door and two padlocks. One day I pulled up to the shop and the door was down and both locks were missing. Not only that, but over $2,000 worth of tools and equipment were missing.  God truly let the hedge down that day, and it shook me very much. I was shaken, but He had a purpose. I was going in a wrong direction spiritually and I was already getting in bondage. Through that experience I was brought to repentance and deliverance from that bondage and in the midst of it God had great mercy on me. My landlord was also a contractor and he loaned me whatever tools I needed to keep on going in my work until I could replace them. The last tool was a chop saw which I replaced a year later. A friend of mine sold me a compressor and a table saw for $60. I was shaken. I was greatly shaken, but it was for my good. 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

 Labor Of Love

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. I want to thank the Lord for giving me this program. Well over a year ago He gave me this program, and He’s been faithful to me every week to give me a program; to give me words to share with you. So these words are from the Lord: I do not spend time trying to think up something to say. I spend time seeking the Lord for what He would have me say. Today’s program is called Labor Of Love. Let’s turn to 2Thess 3:6-16,  But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread. But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. Let’s turn to 1 Thess 4:9-12, But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. Let’s go to Col 3:23-25, And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality. Verse 17, And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Verse 22, Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. Eph 4:28,  Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. There are different ways to steal. 

Paul and the Apostles labored so as not to be a burden to others. They set the example. God will give you good work to do and bless you in your work as you do it with all your heart unto Him; as you give in obedience to Him. In Genesis, chapter 3, God told Adam, In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken, for dust you are, and to dust you shall return. God ordained in the beginning that we must labor in order to eat. People that labor to find a way to eat without laboring are against the ways of God. They end up in witchcraft, manipulating others to provide for them, or in thefts. In the beginning God put Adam in the Garden and commanded him to dress it; to care for it and to keep it; cultivate it.  Gen 2:15, Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. In 2 Thess:3 we read, if any would not work, neither should he eat.

The first thing that God did with me, when I got saved in 1976, was put me to work. Up until that time I had had part time jobs here and there, but I never was able to keep a steady job. I was too interested in my own pleasures. But after I got saved, God put me to work. It was the first thing He did. He started me working in construction in Estes Park, CO. And God blessed me in my work. When I started, with this particular man, a contractor in Estes Park, I decided that I really liked the work, but I had no idea how to do carpentry work. And, so, on the way home one night from work I prayed and I asked God to give me the gift of carpentry. I had one son, and another one on the way, and I asked Him to do that so I could support my family. That’s how I prayed. And you know what, God answered me, and He blessed me, and He began to teach me and give me understanding how to do it; how to do carpentry and construction. He blessed me and He was with me in my work for over 40 years. He blessed me with many good jobs and good customers. The labor that I did, with all my heart, striving for excellence, was a blessing to them, as well as to me, and to those to whom I gave out of my earnings. 

Let’s turn to Acts 20:32-35, So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. In the parable of the talents Jesus said to the man who had 10 talents, Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities. Do you think it might take some work, even in a glorified body, to rule over 10 cities? God has work for us to do, and it is glorious, but first we must be found faithful in the smaller tasks that He has given us. Matt 25:24-30, Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours. 

But his lord answered and said to him, You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest.  So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The Bible says that if you won’t provide for your own household, you are worse than an infidel, or unbeliever, and you have denied the faith. Are you faithful on your job? Don’t complain and murmur and speak wickedly about your employer or your coworkers, but, rather, be thankful for them, love them, and do good, and serve them, and God will bless you, and you will overcome. Let’s turn to 1 Pet 2:11-25, Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men—as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. 

For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. 

Jesus said, If you have not been found faithful in that which is another man’s, who will give you that which is your own. Are you faithful with money? Can you manage $500.00 and not waste it on your desires? Jesus said, If you have not been found faithful with the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? So the Bible says labor with your hands, doing that which is good, that you may have to give to those that are in need. It is a great blessing to have work given to you by God, and to do it with all your heart, faithfully unto Him. I’m reminded of the beautiful picture in the Book of Ruth: when Boaz, a man of strength and wealth, a righteous man, is coming in the morning by his fields, and he calls out to the workers in the field, The Lord be with you!, and they answered him, The Lord bless you! I always picture it as a beautiful sunny morning, with the sun reflecting on the dew of the grass; just a beautiful picture. Ruth was there that day and she labored faithfully in Boaz’s field, and she obeyed his instructions. She also obeyed her mother in law, Naomi, and she soon became Boaz’s wife, and the great grandmother of King David!  It all came through faithful labor and obedience and the blessing of the Lord that was upon Boaz for his faithfulness and labor and kindness to those who worked for him. So rejoice to do the work that God wants you to do, even if it’s not something you want to do. Humble yourself and be faithful in that work, and the time will come when the Lord will bless you with something better. Meanwhile, as you do that job He has given you faithfully, He will bless you in that work. God may want you to quit being a scammer and a schemer and to go clean toilets for a while. If you will humble yourself and obey Him and do it with all your heart unto Him, He will bless you in it, and through it, and He will change you; you will become a more humble and gracious person, and more of a blessing to others. He will send people into your workplace to talk to them about Jesus and His love for them. If we will be faithful and obedient with what He gives us, there is no telling what God might do in our lives.  In 1 Cor 2:9, it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

The most important thing about this is love. Let your work be a labor of love, for God, for the people you are working for,  and for your family, as you labor to provide for them. Let yourself become a servant to your Lord, to your boss, to your coworkers, to your loved ones, and to the poor and needy. If you are laboring out of self love, only for yourself; manipulating and oppressing others just to get your money and power and fame, it is all in vain and you are cursed; you are not blessed and you are not a blessing. But there is still hope, if you will consider what I am saying and humble yourself before the Living God, who richly gives us all things to enjoy, and turn from your wicked ways, and do the work that He wants you to do with all your heart unto Him. Stop using all your wisdom and strength to manipulate people and work the system so you don’t have to labor, and you can live off of other people’s labors. Start seeking God for the work He would have you do, and for His wisdom and love to work through you to be a great blessing to others, so that someday you can greet those who are working for you or with you saying, The Lord be with You! And they will answer, The Lord bless you! And you and they will be truly blessed.

Monday, August 30, 2021

 Come And Let Us Return Unto The Lord

America, especially the Church in America, consider these Words written by the Prophet Hosea to the people of Israel, Ephraim, and Juda in his day, and see if they don’t shed light on what is happening here in our country. God does not change. He is not a man that He should lie. All his ways and his judgements are true and just and He alone is God over all the Earth:

Hos 4:6-11,  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. The more they increased, The more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of My people; They set their heart on their iniquity. And it shall be: like people, like priest. So I will punish them for their ways, And reward them for their deeds. For they shall eat, but not have enough; They shall commit harlotry, but not increase; Because they have ceased obeying the Lord. Harlotry, wine, and new wine take away the heart. 

Hos 10:3...We have no king because we did not fear the Lord…

Hos 10:12-14,  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. 

Therefore tumult shall arise among your people, And all your fortresses shall be plundered As Shalman plundered Beth Arbel in the day of battle—A mother dashed in pieces upon her children.

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. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Oh Church in America, we have been crucified with Christ; we have been buried with Him and the Father has raised us from the dead with Him and justified us from all our iniquities, that we may follow on, follow Him, take His yoke upon us and learn of Him, counting all our ways as dung, that we may know Him and the power of His resurrection. Oh Church, what have we done?!

Hos 13:9&10, O Israel, you have destroyed yourselves; but in Me is your help. 

I will be your king: where is any other that may save you  in all your cities? and your judges of whom you said, Give me a king and princes? 

Hos 14:9, Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein. 

In February of 2020 the Lord spoke to me by a tongue and interpretation and said: I have sent this plague into the Earth, and I am watching my people to see if they will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. That was a direct quote from 2 Cron 7:14. If you read 2 Cron 7:13&14, God says, If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 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 sin, and will heal their land.  

Did we? What did we do Church in America when this plague came to our land? How many of us fasted and prayed and repented and turned from our evil ways? Or did we just continue to delight ourselves in our own ways and in our mighty men? There is a reason why things are the way they are now, and they are going to get much worse. Stop blaming Joe Biden America! It’s us! It’s not him or the Democrats or the Republicans; it’s all of us! It’s our refusal to turn from our wicked ways and humble ourselves before the Great and Mighty God of all the Earth who birthed this nation through a people that loved Him and separated themselves unto Him; One Nation Under God. When we got out from under our God to go after our whoredoms, then the destruction began to come, and now it is upon us. What are we going to do?, continue to blame our president? God put him over us because of our evil ways! How many innocent babies have we slaughtered today? How much bribery and theft and fornication and murder and lies are we involved in today?

Consider Daniel’s prayer for Israel in the days of their captivity in Babylon:

Dan 9:1-19, In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans—in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the Word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep his commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from your precepts and your judgments. Neither have we heeded your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You. O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You. To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which He set before us by his servants the prophets. 

Yes, all Israel has transgressed your law, and has departed so as not to obey your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. And He has confirmed his Words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem. As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand your truth. Therefore the Lord has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice. And now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have done wickedly! O Lord, according to all your righteousness, I pray, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people are a reproach to all those around us. Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord's sake cause your face to shine on your sanctuary, which is desolate. 

O my God, incline your ear and hear; open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for your own sake, my God, for your city and your people are called by your Name. 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

 Your Word Is Truth

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called Your Word Is Truth. Let’s turn to John 17:1-8 , Jesus spoke these Words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the Earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept your Word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the Words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. Verses 14-17, 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. John 18:33-38  Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, Are You the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done? Jesus answered, My Kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my Kingdom is not from here. Pilate therefore said to Him, Are You a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice. John 8:25-47, Then they said to Him, Who are You? And Jesus said to them, Just what I have been saying to you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him. They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father. Then Jesus said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him. As He spoke these Words, many believed in Him. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, If you abide in my Word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered Him, We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, You will be made free ? Jesus answered them, Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin, and a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. I know that you are Abraham's descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because my Word has no place in you. I speak what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.  They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father.  Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham. But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this. You do the deeds of your father. Then they said to Him, We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God. Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand my speech? Because you are not able to listen to my Word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God's Words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God. John 14:6, Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 

John 1:1-5, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. Verse 14, And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Jesus is the Word of God who became flesh and dwelt among us. He spoke the Words that the Father gave Him. He said, I only do what I see my Father doing, and I only say what I hear my Father saying. He is the truth. In 1 John 2:27 we read, in the King James Version, But the Anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same Anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him. The Holy Spirit is truth. He is called the Spirit of Truth. Let’s turn to 2 Pet 1:16-21,   For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And we heard this voice which came from Heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. And so we have the prophetic Word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. Chapter 2:1-3, But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber. Chapter 3:1-7, Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder, that you may be mindful of the Words which were spoken before by the holy Prophets, and of the commandment of us, the Apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the Earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the Heavens and the Earth which are now preserved by the same Word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 

Psalm 12:6&7, The Words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever. Here we clearly see that the Lord God has preserved His Word through all these wicked generations that have rejected it and tried to pervert it or destroy it. He has preserved it and will preserve it forever. Jesus said, Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my Words shall not pass away. He said, The Words that I have spoken; the same shall judge you in the last day. God has preserved His Words as a witness to us of the truth, and when we reject His Words, or follow after those who pervert his Words, we condemn ourselves to eternal judgement. John 12:48-50, Jesus said,  He who rejects Me, and does not receive my Words, has that which judges him—the Word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak. The Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. If the entire human race is going to be judged by Jesus’ Words that He spoke when He was on the Earth, it would be unjust for God not to preserve them from every wicked generation’s attempts to pervert them or destroy them. His Word is truth, and Jesus said, if we will continue in His Words, we will be His disciples indeed, and we will know the truth, and the truth will make us free. In 1 Samuel we read that the Lord was with the Prophet Samuel and let none of his words fall to the ground. If God did this with Samuel’s words, do you not believe that He can preserve His own Words for thousands of years until they all be fulfilled? The reason people want to believe that the Bible is unreliable; that somehow it was burned or destroyed in the past; that men changed what the Prophets and the Apostles wrote, is so that they can have an excuse for rejecting it to do their own will in the Earth, and follow after the lusts of their own hearts. 

Deut 13:1-5,  If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods—which you have not known—and let us serve them, you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep his commandments and obey his voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. So God may allow a deceiver, a liar, one who would lead you astray to worship other gods, to perform works of power, or prophecy things that will come to pass, to prove you; whether you really love Him with all your heart. This is what it really comes down to: Do we love Him? Do we love His truth? His Word is truth. If we love Him, we will keep his Words, and if we will receive the love of the truth, we will escape the strong delusion that God will send upon those who won’t receive it.  The truth is that God so loved us that He gave His only begotten Son to sacrifice Himself on the Cross and rise from the dead that we might receive forgiveness of sins and enter into eternal life and fellowship with Him if we will repent and turn to Him with all our hearts, believing and continuing in His Words. His Word is truth! The truth is that light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, and they will not come to the light because their deeds will be exposed. Come to the light! Come to the truth! Come to Jesus and take his yoke upon you and learn of Him; for his yoke is easy and his burden is light; for He is gentle and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Psalm 119:21, You have rejected the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments. The reason people err from God’s Word is because of their pride, and they are cursed because of it. So humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, that you may find grace in his sight, and He will lift you up out of darkness into his marvelous light. His Word is truth. Read his Word, asking the Lord for understanding. Study his Word; the Holy Spirit will teach you and lead you to do his Word and live his Word and you will know the truth and the truth will make you free from all those lies that hold you in bondage and seek to destroy your life. Jesus came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly.  God bless you.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

 Give And It Shall Be Given

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we’re going to talk about Give And It Shall Be Given. 

Consider the Sea of Galilee vs the Dead Sea; giving and serving others vs manipulating and controlling others to give to you and serve you; self love, love of pleasure, love of money vs loving the Lord and loving others, and giving to and serving others. People operate flatteries, witchcrafts, domination, intimidation, manipulation and control, with seducing spirits, to get people to do what they want; to get them to give to them, and to do what they want them to do; especially to give them money, and very often they do it in the name of Jesus. People that love the Lord and follow Him, walking in the Holy Spirit, will be loving others and doing good to them; laying down their lives for them; even as Jesus loved us and gave His life for us a sacrifice for our sins. The Father so loved us that He gave His only begotten, beloved Son a living sacrifice for our sins that we might inherit eternal life with Him in His Glory. Matt 10:7&8,  Jesus sent out the disciples and He said, And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 

The Apostle Paul told Timothy about perilous times coming in the last days, because people will be lovers of their own selves, lovers of money, lovers of pleasure. As those people get involved in your life and begin to control and dominate you to get what they want from you, it can create peril in your life. They can cause you to go astray from following the Lord, and fall out of His blessing into dangerous territory.  Let’s go there: 2 Timothy, chapter 3, verses 1-5, But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! Here Paul gives a thorough description of those people and what they do to other people. If you let them dominate you and influence you, if you follow them, they will lead you into perilous times; and only the Lord, in His great mercy, can help you to escape their destructions; and He will, if you will humble yourself and call upon Him in your time of trouble. Verse 5, From such people turn away! Paul also gives the solution to this problem in verses 15-17, ...and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work; continuing in the Scriptures; the Holy Spirit revealing the Word of God to you, and leading you every day to walk in it; walking with Jesus, keeping His Words, hearing His voice, as He speaks to you by the Spirit, and following HIM, not any other man! He said, My sheep hear MY voice, and they follow ME. The voice of a stranger they will not follow, for they know not the voice of a stranger. He leads you into green pastures; to clear waters; in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake, to overcome strongholds and wickedness in your life; to purify you, and make ready for Himself a holy people, zealous for good works. Mat 20:25-28, But Jesus called them to Himself and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. 

Luke 19:1-10, Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house. So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner. 

Then Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Look, Lord, I give half of my goods to the poor; and if I have taken anything from anyone by false accusation, I restore fourfold. And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.  Are you lost? Jesus has come to seek and to save you. Consider how much He loved you; that He willingly gave Himself to the torment, and torture, and death of the Cross to bear your sins in His body that you might be saved. He came to seek and to save you and He gave Himself for you. When salvation came to Zacchaeus, the first thing he did upon believing on Jesus was give!; was make right if he took anything wrongfully from anyone! The next thing he did was he prepared a feast for Jesus and many other tax collectors. Let’s turn to Luke 6:27-38, Jesus said, But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. Love your enemies and do good. Be merciful, as your Father is merciful. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven. This is how God’s Kingdom works, not any other way. Faith works by love. Love does no evil to his neighbor. Love gives. Love shows mercy. Love is kind. Love forgives! 1 John 3:16-18, By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. John 6:51, Jesus said, I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.   Jesus gave.   Jesus said, It is more blessed to give than it is to receive.

1 Cor 13:4-8, 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. God is love and he who abides in love abides in God. Beloved, if God so loved us, that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus for us, then we also ought to love one another. When you are seeking to control your brother or sister to get them to do what you want for your own benefit, you are not walking in the love of God; but rather in self love. You are not walking in the Holy Spirit of God, but rather, most likely, in a spirit of witchcraft. If you can get people to yield to you and follow you, they will do what you want, and you will have your money or pleasure or power or honor of man, but there is a great cost involved. You have completely missed God, and you and those who follow you may end up in destruction, and you will be held responsible for them. Jesus said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. When you are loving people and serving them, giving to them what the Lord has given you and commanded you to give into their life, there is a flow; a flow from God

into your life, and a flow out of your life to bless the people He sends you to; just like the Sea of Galilee: The Lord sends the rain onto Mount Hermon, and the waters begin to flow down to the Sea of Galilee. All kinds of blessings flow to the people of Galilee: abundance of water, and fish, and commerce. Then the blessings flow out of the Sea into the Jordan River, and water and bless the whole nation of Israel. Then they flow into the Dead Sea. The flow stops there, and so does the life and the blessing. So it is, if you are only concerned with your own life, and what you can receive from others; you are like the Dead Sea. Things flow to you, but the blessing and the life stops right there. It is more blessed to give than to receive. The real blessing is in giving to others. So humble yourself before the Lord and acknowledge the truth about yourself to Him, and open yourself up to give life and blessing to others, and you will be truly blessed. Give and it shall be given. The Father gave His Son, and He gave His life for all of us, that we might have life. He who has the Son has His life. As we walk in obedience, following Jesus, He will lead us by His Spirit to give to others that they may be edified; that they may be blessed by the things the Lord has given us. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

 The Crucifixion

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is about The Crucifixion. Today we are going to zero in on what Jesus went through for you and for me. Keep that in mind. He did not do this for Himself; He did this for us. This is what Jesus went through for us. Turn to Matt 26:1-13, Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples, 

You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified. Verses 26-46, And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this is my body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. For this is my Blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus said to them, All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: I will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered. But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee. Peter answered and said to Him, Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble. Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times. Peter said to Him, Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You! And so said all the disciples. Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, Sit here while I go and pray over there. And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me. He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will. Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, What! Could you not watch with Me one hour? Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done. And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. Then He came to His disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand. Matt 27:1&2, When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Verses 24-54, When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it. And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us and on our children. Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled to bear His cross. And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull, they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink. Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left. And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 

and saying, You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise the chief priests also, mocking with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him. 

He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, I am the Son of God. Even the robbers who were crucified with Him reviled Him with the same thing. Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me? Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, This Man is calling for Elijah! Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink. The rest said, Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him. And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God! 

Psalm 22:1-21 , My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; they trusted in You, and were not ashamed. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people. All those who see Me ridicule Me; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him; let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him! But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on my mother's breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From my mother's womb You have been my God. Be not far from Me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have surrounded Me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me. They gape at Me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it has melted within Me. my strength is dried up like a potsherd , and my tongue clings to my jaws; You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me. They pierced my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones. They look and stare at Me. They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots. But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me; O my Strength, hasten to help Me! Deliver Me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog. Save Me from the lion's mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen! 

John 19:1-30, So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they struck Him with their hands. Pilate then went out again, and said to them, Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him. Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, Behold the Man! Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, crucify Him, crucify Him! Pilate said to them, You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God. Therefore, when Pilate heard that saying, he was the more afraid, and went again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, Where are You from? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then Pilate said to Him, Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You? Jesus answered, You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin. From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, If you let this Man go, you are not Caesar's friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called The Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar! 

Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. Then they took Jesus and led Him away. 

And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, Do not write, The King of the Jews, but, He said, I am the King of the Jews. 

Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be, that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots. Therefore the soldiers did these things. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, Woman, behold your son! Then He said to the disciple, Behold your mother! And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst! Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. 

Isaiah 52:13-15, Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. As many were astonished at Him, His visage was so marred, more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men; So shall He sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; for what had not been told them they shall see, and what they had not heard they shall consider. 

Isaiah 53:1-12, Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked—but with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. 


I am God Almighty! I want you to consider the suffering of my Son. Behold, He suffered for you! You who are listening to my servant Rob, consider the suffering of my Son. He bore your sins; He suffered for your sins. He never sinned. He was tempted in every way, yet He never yielded to those temptations. He bore your sins in His body on the Cross; for you! He died for you! He bore your sins! Do you understand this? Your sins were laid on Him! When that darkness came over the whole land, He became sin; I made Him, who knew no sin, though He was tempted in every way; the Bible says, yet without sin. He never yielded! He never sinned! He bore your sins in His body on the Cross; they were laid on Him. I separated Myself from Him; that’s when He cried out, My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me? Jesus loved you and washed you from your sins in His body on the Cross, with His own shed Blood. He washed you from your sins! He cleansed you! Believe what I have done for you! I love you, says the Father! I loved you, and I gave My Son for you! Believe what I’ve done for you! Call upon Me now! Those of you that are listening, humble yourselves before Me right now!, and give yourself to Me! Call upon Me and I will save you, says the Lord! My Son has paid the price for your salvation, and I raised Him from the dead on the third day, and put off all sin, unrighteousness, sickness, death, destruction; He overcame it all when I raised Him from the dead! And I will raise you up, and make you my son and my daughter if you will hearken to my voice this day!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

 And We Are Witnesses

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. Today’s program is called, And We Are Witnesses. Let’s turn to Luke 24:36-49, this is after Jesus rose from the dead and He had already appeared to Peter and another disciple as they walked on the road to Emmaus. They went back to the upper room and Jesus appeared to them: Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, Peace to you. But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have. When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, Have you any food here? So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence. Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me. And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high. I have a question for you; every one of you who is preaching, every one of you who is witnessing: Have you been endued with power from on high? You say you have the Holy Spirit, but do you have the power of the Spirit of God; the same power that raised Jesus from the dead operating through you? Consider your ways. Let’s turn to Acts 1:4-8, And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, which, He said, you have heard from Me; 

for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now. Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel? And He said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. 

The Apostles obeyed the Lord and they tarried in Jerusalem until, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out upon them, and they spoke with tongues and they prophesied. Then Peter rose up and he spoke these words, verse 32 of Acts 2, This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Have you truly received the gift of the Holy Spirit? I am not here to condemn you; I’m here to exhort you to consider: Have you really received the Holy Spirit; have you really been baptized by Jesus in the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said, I baptize you with water, but He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Some of you, as we used to say in the old days, have received the Holy Spirit but He has leaked out, in other words, you haven’t stirred up the gift of the Spirit in you; you haven’t continued in the Spirit; you haven’t 

continued in the power of the Spirit; you haven’t continued in His Word. Jesus said, If you continue in my Word, you will be my disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will speak in other tongues, you will prophecy, and you will receive power! And the reason you receive power is not to be exalted in the eyes of men. The reason you receive power is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and to glorify Him!; to glorify His name! The Holy Spirit, Jesus said, will glorify Me. He glorifies Jesus! What are you doing glorifying yourself!? No wonder the Holy Spirit is not in your church services; because you’re seeking your own glory; because you love the world and the things of the world! Repent!,  and turn back to God with all your heart and be His witnesses! Let the Holy Spirit move through you! Let the Holy Spirit move throughout the church! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise God!

In Acts chapter 3 we read about Peter and John going up into the Temple at the third hour, the hour of prayer, and the Lord moved; the power of God moved. Peter didn’t dream it up; he didn’t think this would be a good thing to do. He was just walking into the Temple and the Holy Spirit led him to that man who was begging; who was born lame; he couldn’t walk from his mother’s womb; he was 40 years old, and Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I you. What did he have? He had received the Holy Spirit; he had received the power that Jesus told him to tarry in Jerusalem for. He received that power and he was being led by the Spirit! And he took that man by the hand and raised him up and said, In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk! And the power of God came on that man, and he rose up and leaped and praised God, and went with them into the Temple, walking and leaping and praising God! And that day over 5,000 men were saved as Peter preached the Gospel! Chapter 3, verses 11-16, Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, greatly amazed. So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. Glory to God! Glory to God! Acts 4:33-35, And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 

and laid them at the apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need. The Apostles gave witness to Jesus’ resurrection with great power; the exceeding greatness of His mighty power that the Father worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. Let’s turn there: Eph 1:15-23, Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all! This Gospel is with power! We are witnesses unto Him; unto His resurrection, by demonstrating the power of God as the Holy Spirit leads us. Victory over death, victory over all sickness, over all the powers of darkness, over all sin and unrighteousness! In Isaiah 53, He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we were healed! This is the truth! The Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power!; righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! Jesus said, You shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you and you shall be witnesses unto Me; in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 2:1-5, And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. There is the power!; the exceeding greatness of God’s mighty power that He worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. Jesus said, in the Book of Revelation, I was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore! He died for our sins; all our sicknesses; everything was laid on Him; everything that troubles the human race was laid on Jesus, and when the Father raised Him from the dead, He put it all off! He put it all off! That’s why Paul determined not to know anything except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Amen! He said, I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 

We are the Lord’s witnesses as He moves, as He moves by His Spirit through us, and as He wills, in demonstration of the power of His resurrection; the exceeding greatness of His mighty power which the Father worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. 1 Cor 12:4-11, There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. For what purpose? To glorify Jesus, and to edify the body of Christ. And if you get off from that purpose; if the Holy Spirit begins to move in your midst, and you begin to look to yourselves, or you begin to look to yourself like you’re some great man or woman of God, you will miss the bus. The Holy Spirit will leave. He glorifies Jesus! Our hearts must be purified to where we desire to glorify God and honor Him, and then God will move by His Spirit as we believe; as we trust Him and believe He will manifest His power, but it’s always for that purpose: for the glory of God, and for the edification of the body of Christ. 

Thank you Father. Let’s just praise Him. Let’s just praise the Lord. Thank you Lord! Praise you Father! We thank you Father! Praise you Father! We thank you Lord! The Kingdom of God is not in word but in power! Thank you Lord! Praise you Father! Thank you Father! Thank you Lord! Thank you Father; if you wish to speak Father, Amen Thank you Lord! Praise you Father! I wait upon you Father: whatever you will, whatever you want to do:

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am the God of all flesh! Hear my voice, you preachers! You listen to Me right now!

I am warning you! I’m warning you because I love you! I’m not warning you to condemn you, but I’m warning you and commanding you to repent for perverting my ways; for perverting the people; for teaching lies and speaking lies in my name! You will be severely judged for these things if you will not repent, says the Lord!