Repent and Believe the Gospel!


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

Sunday, March 28, 2021

 The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand


Greetings in the name of Jesus. This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. I would like to start this program with a prayer, if you would join me, let’s pray: Father, in Jesus’ name, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ. You gave Him a living sacrifice on the Cross at Calvary 2000 years ago, and on Him were laid all of our sins. He bore all our sins in His body on the Cross. Lord we thank you that you did that; that you were willing to go to the cross for us. Your Word says, Father, This is love; not that we loved God, but that you loved us and gave your Son, a sacrifice, a living sacrifice for our sins. Thank you Father. I just ask you to bless this program. I ask you to bless everyone that is reading this. I pray you would speak to preachers. I pray you would speak to your preachers; speak to your ministers. I pray you would challenge them. Father, in Jesus name, I pray you would bless everyone reading this program, and I commit it to you in Jesus name, Amen. Thank you. 


We’re going to talk about: The Kingdom of Heaven Is At Hand. Let’s turn to Mat 10:5-10, These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 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. Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts,   nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food. Jesus said, As you go, preach saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand; heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. Freely you have received, freely give. Turn to 1 Th 1:5, For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. The Gospel came not in word only, but in power, in the Holy Ghost, and with much assurance; the Word of God with the Holy Spirit and power, confirming the Word with power. Hallelujah! Let’s turn to Rom 10:6-17, But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, Do not say in your heart, who will ascend to Heaven?, that is, to bring Christ down from above, or,  Who will descend into the abyss, that is, to bring Christ up from the dead. But what does it say? The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is the Word of faith which we preach: that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, Whosoever believes on Him shall not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our report? So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus; confess Jesus as your Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead. The Apostles gave witness to the resurrection of Jesus from the dead with power! Jesus was raised in power! Let’s turn to 2 Cor 13:4, For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you. Jesus was crucified through weakness, yet He lives by the power of God. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord; how 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 except they be sent? Verse 17, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God; not in word only, but also in the Holy Ghost and power.


The Apostles, being sent by the Holy Spirit, went in the authority of Jesus, and He demonstrated His power. In Mark 16:20 we read, And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, (sent by Him),  and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. Jesus works through those whom He sends. In 1 Cor 2:1-5, the Apostle Paul said, 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. 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. Paul came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring the testimony of God. The Gospel is the testimony of God. He determined to know nothing among them save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. As they preached the Cross, and the resurrection of Jesus, the Lord confirmed His Word with signs following. For the preaching of the Cross is to them that are perishing foolishness, but unto us that are being saved it is the power of God. 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. The exceeding greatness of His mighty power which the Father worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead. In First Corinthians, chapter 2, we read that Paul was preaching with fear; the fear of God, and much trembling. He said , My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but what?, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. These men feared God greatly, and they determined to only preach Jesus Christ, and him crucified, and God manifested His power to bear witness to the preaching of the Cross and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead; wherein all sicknesses were healed; the dead were raised up; all sorrows were removed; all pains taken away; all demonic bondage destroyed. They were all laid on Jesus on the Cross!; all sins forgiven through repentance and faith; eternal life given to those who would believe. You who were dead in trespasses and sins has He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses; buried with Him in baptism; risen with Him, through the faith of the operation of God who has raised Him from the dead. Hallelujah! The Bible says we are baptized into Jesus’ death. We are crucified with Christ! We are baptized with Him into His death, His burial, and we are raised with Him and seated with Him at the right hand of the Father, far above all principality, power, might, dominion, sickness, pain, torments, demons, and wicked men! We are raised above all of this! We are in Christ! We must believe this! We are seated in Christ at the right hand of the Father! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Glory to God! Hallelujah!


In Matthew 10 we read earlier, when Jesus sent out the twelve, and He said, Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food. In the King James it says, the workman is worthy of his meat. Are you a workman who is worthy of his meat? Are you sent by Jesus? I’m talking to you ministers of the gospel. I’m talking to you preachers. Are you going in much fear and trembling? Have you determined to know nothing among the people but Jesus Christ and Him crucified? Or are you speaking enticing words of man’s wisdom; with feigned words, making merchandise of God’s sheep?, causing them to trust in the wisdom of a man, and not in the power of God, which the Father worked in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead? Are you demonstrating the Spirit? Do you have the Holy Spirit? Did He send you? Is the Lord manifesting His power through you, so that the people’s trust will be in Him, and not in you?; in the risen Christ: our Savior, our healer, our deliverer, our provider, our comforter, our dear friend, who laid down His life for us on the Cross, in order to give us life, and all things in Him?; our Lord, our King, our great God who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own Blood?! Hallelujah! If God is not demonstrating His power through you, repent!; no condemnation! Sit down! Go home! Seek Him with all your heart for a real revelation of the Cross of Christ!, and be willing to clean toilets, or paint houses, or whatever He gives you to do, with all your heart, serving Him, until He sends you to do something else! The Lord confirms His Words in the mouths of His servants whom He sends, as they preach the Cross of Jesus Christ, in much fear and trembling, with His signs, gifts, and miracles of the Holy Ghost. Heb 2:3&4, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? Jesus said, I only do what I see my Father doing, and I only say what I hear Him saying. If any man says he abides in Him, let him walk as He walked, the Apostle John said, and the Father will confirm His Words, according to His will, always according to His will; even as the apostle Peter said to the people as they were gazing at him and John after God healed the lame man at the gate of the Temple: He said, in Acts 3, 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. Peter gave all the glory to Jesus! And to you preachers: Repent! And preach the Gospel with power!, with signs following, and give glory to the God who sent you!


Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty. I am speaking to my preachers; hearken to the voice of my servant Rob. These words I have given him, and I am confirming those words right now, by the manifestation of my Spirit as I speak to you; my ministers. You know me; you that I’ve called, you that I’ve sent. Do not be intimidated by men. Forsake filthy lucre, says the Lord, and seek me with all your heart, and I will demonstrate my power as you preach the Gospel of my Son; His death, His burial, and His resurrection. I am God Almighty. Hearken to my voice, and hearken to the voice of my servant whom I have sent. I sent Rob by my Spirit, says the Lord.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Greetings to all Bloggers:

 I want to encourage you to listen to this program which my Lord Jesus has given me to publish every week: 15 Minutes With Jesus. A little history to the fact: about one year ago I finally decided to set aside Saturday, every week, as a day for God; not in the sense of keeping the Sabbath, but rather as a day for Him in which I don’t do my own work, or my own pleasure, but rather I seek only to do what He would have me do that day; set aside for Him. Shortly after making that commitment to Him, the Lord spoke to my heart and told me that because I had honored Him, He was going to honor me. Then a few days later Jesus told me He wanted me to do a 15 minute program. Almost immediately the name 15 Minutes With Jesus came up in my heart, also the scripture, Matt 18:20, Jesus said, For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. So I spend time during the week in the scriptures and prayer, seeking the Lord and every week He gives me the Words He would have me share with you. We pray before every broadcast and seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit when we do the program. So as Darlene and I gather together in Jesus name with you, if you can receive it, we will be in His presence and receiving from Him the edification, exhortation and comfort He is giving us. Jesus said, The Words I speak, they are Spirit and they are life.


Here is a link to the program website: www.roberthaymes.com  


Sunday, March 21, 2021

 How To Overcome


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called How To Overcome. Let’s turn to Php 3:1-21, Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe. Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh, though I also might have confidence in the flesh. If anyone else thinks he may have confidence in the flesh, I more so: (this is the Apostle Paul writing),  circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee;   concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in heaven, (the word citizenship there is community) our community is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. 


Verse 10: That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. In order to know Jesus and the power of His resurrection, we must count everything we have attained in the flesh as nothing. What things were gain to us, we must count them all as loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord. We must suffer the loss of all things of this life, and count them as dung, that we may be found in Christ; righteous through His gift of Himself on the cross for our sins; the righteousness which is from God by faith. Then we can know Jesus and the power of His resurrection, and through the fellowship of His sufferings, be conformed to His death, that we may attain to the resurrection from the dead. This is a whole other revelation from the old religious way of self righteousness and keeping of religious rules, or of the way of false grace, false justification; hoping that we make it to heaven. In order to move onward with Jesus we must forget the things of the past and reach forward to that which is before us. How do we do that? Satan, or our own guilty conscience, or both, are always trying to cause us to dwell on past sins, past mistakes; sometimes using not-so-well-meaning people to remind us thereof; to keep us in a false sense of guilt or shame, and totally distract us from the truth of God’s Word, trying to seduce our faith, especially while we are reading or studying God’s Word and praying, to seek to overcome in Jesus. What can we do? How do we overcome? We must truly follow the Apostle Paul’s example as he lays out in all these scriptures. In verses 17 through 21 also; we cannot set our minds on earthly things, for our community is in Heaven, from which we must eagerly be waiting for our Savior Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body, that it will be conformed to His glorious body. Hallelujah! If we have this hope in us, and we must have this hope!, we must be about purifying ourselves as He is pure. In 1 John 3:3: He that has this hope in himself purifies himself, even as He is pure, by obeying the truth through the Spirit, as is written in 1 Peter 1:22, the Holy Ghost revealing the Word of God to us and leading us to continue in it, putting to death the deeds of the body, Rom 8:13, through the Spirit. You cannot do that unless you count all the things of the flesh, including your not-so-great accomplishments as dung, rubbish, nothing, and repent of all your self righteousness and pride and your religious works, and receive the righteousness of God, which is only by faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins. We must count all things loss that we may know Him. Jesus said, This is eternal life: that they may know you, Father, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. We must forget what lays behind. If God brings something up from our past, then we deal with it, repenting, forgiving, and being forgiven, and move on with Him. The Blood of Jesus is real! It washes you white as snow! It blots it out of the Book! If you have repented to someone and they won’t forgive you, or they keep reminding you, just bless them and commit them to God and move on. Don’t let the Devil cause you to always be distracted with false guilt and emotions about the past. If you have truly repented to God and man, you are forgiven! Move on with God! Overcome in continuing in the Word of God and praying in the Holy Ghost.


This is how we reach forward to those things which are ahead; by praying in the Holy Spirit. Let’s turn to Jude, the Book of Jude, Hallelujah!, right before Revelation, verse 20&21, But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,  keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Do you realize that Jesus said, in John 17, that the Father loves you as much as He loves Jesus? Do we believe that? Do we believe the love that God has toward us? In the love of God we will be forgiving every offense, overcoming every snare, only doing what we see our Father doing; what the Spirit is leading us to do in Jesus, walking in the Spirit. People, you cannot possibly do this without the gift of the Holy Spirit, manifesting His power and His presence in your life, leading you to pray through in the Spirit, in tongues, and in your native language, pouring out your heart to God, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you, and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. You can do this! You can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you! He strengthens you with might by His Spirit in your inner man. If the Holy Spirit is not manifesting His power in your life, then seek Him, and cry out to the Father to give you the fulness of His Spirit, and don’t stop seeking Him until He blesses you! Amen! Remember how Jacob wrestled with that Angel, and he said, I won’t let you go until you bless me! Make no mistake, God knows if you are serious, and He loves it! He loves that! He loves it when you hang on to Him and you won’t let go until He blesses you! That’s faith! Press on in the Word of God and prayer in the Holy Spirit, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus! If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.


Remember, it is the Word of God spoken by the Holy Spirit that is the sword of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will also lead you in the warfare against powers of darkness that have had you and your loved ones bound. He will reveal to you that you are seated in Jesus at the right hand of the Father in heavenly places, far above all principality, power, and might, as Jesus overcame them all when He rose from the dead, and you are risen with Him, if you are crucified with Him. Hallelujah! The Holy Spirit knows what you need to say, what you need to confront, and He will lead you to victory in Jesus’ name, if you will believe and trust Him. As He leads you, you have authority in God in Jesus’ name. If He is not leading you, you don’t.  Just keep praying and obeying and being faithful in what He has given you until He does. Be thankful and praise Him for what He has given you, for all that He has done in your life, and for what He is leading you into. Hallelujah!  Hallelujah! In Rev 12:10&11 it is written: They overcame him, who?, the Devil; the Devil comes to kill, steal and destroy, Jesus said, but he said, I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly! They overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Lay down your life! Stop loving your life in this world, and the things of this world, and lay it down before the Living God, and love Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength! Hallelujah! In 1 John 5:11 we read: This is the witness; that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that has the Son has life. He that has not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. Hallelujah! Glory to God! 


Let’s turn to 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. We are crucified in Jesus Christ! We are buried with Him, through water baptism; we are raised with Him; we are seated with Him at the right hand of the Father, far above principality, power, might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but in that which is to come! Hallelujah! Praise God, Amen!


Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty. My people, look unto Me, your Savior. Look unto Me. Draw nigh unto Me in these evil days, says the Lord, and I will draw nigh unto you. Look up, for your redemption draws nigh, says the Lord. I am coming! I am coming in all the Glory of my Father, with all the heavenly angels, and all the saints that have gone before, to receive you to myself, if you will remain faithful unto me, even unto death, says the Lord. Look up! Be of good cheer! Do not let the Devil depress you or oppress you any more! Have faith in Me and in my death, burial, and resurrection, says the Lord, for I love you with an everlasting love, and you are mine. I’ve saved you with my Blood, says the Lord. Come to Me! Draw near to Me, and I will help you in this dark hour, says the Lord.


Sunday, March 14, 2021

 Doers of The Word


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s broadcast is called Doers of The Word.  Let’s turn to James chapter 1, verses 21-27, Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does. If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one's religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. Be you doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. What James is saying here is that our faith must be worked out in real time in order for us to be justified by faith; in order for us to have works of faith. Let’s turn to James 2:12-26, So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. At every opportunity, as God leads you by His Spirit, don’t forget to show mercy. Jesus said, blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 3:13-18, Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.


Let’s turn to Gen 22:1-18, Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." Then He said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you." So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, "My father!" And he said, "Here I am, my son." Then he said, "Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" And Abraham said, "My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering." So the two of them went together. This place that God told Abraham to go was Mount Moriah. It’s the exact same place where the first Temple was built. It’s the place where David made an offering, when the plague came because he had numbered Israel, and God answered by fire, and David said, This is the House of The Lord. And that is where the First Temple was built, and the Second Temple. And also Mount Moriah is the same formation where Jesus was crucified. God provided for Himself a Lamb. It is so amazing to me, that Abraham said these words, way back then, so amazing. Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" So he said, "Here I am." And He said, "Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me." Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide, or Jehovah-jireh; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided." Then the Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: "By Myself I have sworn, says the LORD, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— that blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your Seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." And we know from the Scriptures, his Seed, that God was referring to is  none other than God’s Son Jesus Christ. God provided a Lamb.


Let’s turn to Rom 4:1-25, What then shall we say that Abraham our father has found according to the flesh? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? "ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt. But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness, just as David also describes the blessedness of the man to whom God imputes righteousness apart from works: "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS ARE FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS ARE COVERED; BLESSED IS THE MAN TO WHOM THE LORD SHALL NOT IMPUTE SIN." I would like to pause here and turn to Psalm 32, which is what the Apostle Paul was quoting from, and read a little bit further in Psalm 32.  It is very important that we understand this, because there is a lot of deceit and misappropriation of these scriptures in the church today. Let’s start in verse 1: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.   For this cause, verse 6,  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. We see here that David was convicted of His sin; that he turned to the Lord in repentance and faith and confessed his sin, and therefore it was not imputed to him. Verse 13-25 of Romans 4: For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the law are heirs, faith is made void and the promise made of no effect, because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, "I HAVE MADE YOU A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS") in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "SO SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE." And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God,  and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore "IT WAS ACCOUNTED TO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS." Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was imputed to him, but also for us to whom it shall be imputed; who believe in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised again for our justification. 

Abraham believed God, and he obeyed God, so the works that he did were brought forth by God and worked out in real time through Abraham’s faith and love of God. He loved God; he built altars and worshipped Him every place he went. He obeyed God because he loved Him, and he believed Him. He trusted that God would raise Issac from the dead in order to fulfil His promise: Heb 11:17-19, By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, "IN ISAAC YOUR SEED SHALL BE CALLED," concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. We are justified by believing God; believing His Word and obeying Him to do the works that He leads us to do. We are not justified by doing things we think are good works, which our Lord Jesus did not lead us to do. God told Abraham to offer his son. We are not justified or made righteous by keeping any form of law. We are justified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and in His sacrifice for our sins, and in His resurrection from the dead; justified, just as though we never sinned; crucified with Christ, buried with Him and risen with Him to walk in the Holy Spirit; yielding to Him, to be led by Him, every day and every night, to do the will of the Father, bringing forth fruit that remains to His Glory. Whatever we do, whether we eat or drink, whether we speak or work, whatever He gives us to do, we do all to the Glory of God. Whether we live or die, therefore, we are the Lord’s.


As it says in Rom 4:12, we must walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, doing the works of faith that God gives us, as we love Him and seek to obey Him, as we love our brothers and sisters and minister to their needs, showing mercy, compassion, and kindness. For the promise was not through the law, or self-righteousness, but through the righteousness of faith, love , and obedience. Verse 16; therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; John 3:16: 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. God so loved the world that He gave His Son; that is the grace and love of God, that whoever lives and believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life! Hallelujah!


Sunday, March 7, 2021

 Are You Being Changed?

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Today I want to ask you a question: Are you being changed? Let’s turn to 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. Let’s turn to 2 Cor 3:17&18, Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. As we read the Bible, as we continue in God’s Word; Jesus said, if you continue in my Word, you will be my disciple indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. He said, If you love me, keep my commandments. As we continue with Jesus, as we continue in His Word, we are being changed. For the Word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. As we continue in the Word of God, we will be cleansed, we will be changed, we will be conformed more and more to the image of Jesus; continuing in God’s Word; reading, meditating in it. The Holy Spirit is the teacher; He’s going to give us understanding; He’s going to lead us to do it every day. As we humble ourselves and submit to the Word of God in every situation, we will overcome; we will be changed from glory to glory.
Php 3:7-14, But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Heb 5:5 So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: "YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU." As He also says in another place: "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, called by God as High Priest "ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK," Jesus was perfected through what He suffered. He never sinned, yet His soul was perfected through what He suffered. The Bible says that God saw the travail of His soul and was satisfied. In the Garden of Gethsemane, it is written that His sweat became as great drops of blood. He prayed more earnestly and He overcame. He said, Father, all things are possible. If it be your will, take this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours be done. The Bible says He prayed that three different times until finally He overcame, and He was ready to go to the cross. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Jesus went to the cross! He bore our sins in His body! He died for our sins. He shed His Blood to wash us and cleanse us from our sins. He was buried in a tomb, and on the third day the Father raised Him from the dead, and He raised us with Him. Amen! That we might be born again in Him; receive Him as our Lord and savior, and He can begin this work in us; that we can be changed, from glory to glory, into His image. Hallelujah! Praise God! Thank you Lord! Hallelujah! Rom 8:15-18, For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. We must suffer with Christ if we are to inherit the glory. Let’s go to verse 28-32, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. 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? Whom He did foreknow, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son. Brothers and sisters, we have been predestinated to be conformed to the image of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Do you believe that? Do you believe that you can be conformed to His image? That is God’s purpose; that is God’s will, and He will go about doing it if you will ask Him. In Luke we read: Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. The Bible says, He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled. Do you want this? Or, do you want just to live a life of prosperity and health and go to Heaven? Do you want to be conformed to the image of Jesus? Make no mistake: the carnal mind is enmity against God. If we walk after the flesh, we will not inherit the Kingdom of God. We must suffer; we must put to death the deeds of our flesh through the Spirit, and be conformed to the image of God’s Son, that we may inherit His Glory, that we may be joint heirs with Christ, that we may reign with Him as kings and priests forever! We must be changed! Are you being changed? Jesus said that He is the stone that the builders rejected. Let’s turn there, Luke chapter 20.
Interpretation of a message in tongues:
I am God Almighty. My children, hearken unto the voice of my servant Rob this morning. Listen to him. These words I have given him; that you may be conformed to the image of my Son. You must seek, you must ask, you must knock, you must seek after me with all your heart. If you seek after me with all your heart, you will find me, says the Lord! I love you! I want to conform you to the image of my Son! Turn away from this world! Turn away from the things of this life! Turn unto me with all your heart! Draw nigh unto me, and I will draw nigh unto you, says the Lord.
Hallelujah Father! Hallelujah Father! Amen! Hallelujah Father! Amen! Hallelujah! Luke 20:17&18, Then He looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CHIEF CORNERSTONE' ? Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder." When we fall on the Rock, we will be broken, but it is for our good; that God will lead us in these righteous paths to break us.
Let’s turn to Matt 18:1-5, 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. Let’s go to Luke 22, this is during the Last Supper, verses 31-34, And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren." But he said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You, both to prison and to death." Then He said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster shall not crow this day before you will deny three times that you know Me." Let’s go to verses 54-62, This is when they came and arrested Jesus, Having arrested Him, they led Him and brought Him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed at a distance. Now when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat among them. And a certain servant girl, seeing him as he sat by the fire, looked intently at him and said, "This man was also with Him." But he denied Him, saying, "Woman, I do not know Him." And after a little while another saw him and said, "You also are of them." But Peter said, "Man, I am not!" Then after about an hour had passed, another confidently affirmed, saying, "Surely this fellow also was with Him, for he is a Galilean." But Peter said, "Man, I do not know what you are saying!" Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times." So Peter went out and wept bitterly. Peter did not believe what Jesus said to him when He told him about this before it happened. Peter said, No, I’m ready to go with you to prison, even unto death! Jesus told him this would happen. So Peter did not know what was in his heart. He did not know that he would act like this. But, God allowed Satan to sift Peter, so that he could be converted. Jesus prayed for him; that his faith did not fail, and he was changed. Let’s go to John 21. Amen, Lord. This is when Jesus appeared to the disciples at the Sea of Galilee after He was risen from the dead. Verses 15-19, So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Feed My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Tend My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You." Jesus said to him, "Feed My sheep. Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish." This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me." Brothers and sisters, this is what we need to do. Jesus said, My sheep hear my voice and they follow me. That’s what we need to do. When we were young, when we were sinners, when we were rebellious, we did what we wanted. But now we must lay down our lives and follow Jesus. He said, greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. And, Jesus laid down His life for us. We must lay down our lives for Him. Lay down your life. Lay down your selfish desires. Lay down your goals for your life, and let your goal be to glorify God; to serve Him; to be conformed to the image of His Son. Let Him change you. He will not destroy you. In fact, your life will become better and better. You will have more peace, more grace, more love. The grace of God is abundant to bring you through these changes. Do not fear, for God will be with you, even unto death. Php 1:6, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.