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.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

 How To Be Happy


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called How To Be Happy. We are weak, but He is strong. In Habakkuk, chapter 3 it is written, The Lord God is my strength; He makes my feet like hind’s feet, and makes me to walk on my high places. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 1:17-31, The Apostle Paul said, For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— that, as it is written, He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.  In 2 Cor 12:1-10, the Apostle Paul talks about a vision that he had where he went to the third Heaven, and in verse 7 he said, And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2Co 13:4,  For though He was crucified through weakness, yet He lives by the power of God.


Let’s turn to Psalms 145: 1-21, I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.  I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, and I will declare Your greatness. They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, and shall sing of Your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, and Your saints shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your Kingdom, and talk of Your power, to make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His Kingdom. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season. You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. The Lord is righteous in all His ways, gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them. The Lord preserves all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His Holy name forever and ever. Psalm 147:1-11, Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises on the harp to our God, who covers the heavens with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow on the mountains. He gives to the beast its food, and to the young ravens that cry. He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 118:8-14, It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. All nations surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. 

They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. They surrounded me like bees; they were quenched like a fire of thorns; for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them. You pushed me violently, that I might fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Let’s go back to Psalm 146:1-10, Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being; in the King James Version it says, I will sing praises to my God while I have any being! Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish. 

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever, who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; but the way of the wicked He turns upside down. The Lord shall reign forever—Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord! Verse 5, Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help; whose hope is in the Lord his God!


It is the Lord God who is strong. We are weak. Even the strongest of men cannot resist Him, nor stand before Him. God will show Himself strong on behalf of those who trust in Him; whose heart is perfect toward Him. When we trust in a man, our heart is not perfect toward God. Many men are strong in the flesh, and they are able to build great things. People are impressed by their confidence and their influence in the world and in the church. This is a great error in the Church of Jesus Christ; that we should trust in a man. No matter how great he may seem to be, we should never glory in men, but only in the power of God; for He alone is great; He alone is worthy of our praise and devotion. We are to be strong in the Lord, and the power of His might. When we are strong in our own flesh, we miss out on the great blessings that come from waiting on the Lord, and trusting Him to show Himself strong on our behalf. The Lord knows those that put their trust in Him; like the prophets and teachers in Acts 13, who were fasting and praying and seeking God. The Holy Spirit said, Separate Barnabas and Saul for the work that I have called them to do, and He sent them out, and Paul, who was beset with weaknesses, became the Apostle to the gentiles, and established many churches. God started his work, and God prospered it. God was glorified through Jesus Christ in all those churches, and in all the fruit of Paul’s ministry, even to this day. The Apostle Peter said, If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God. If any man minister, let him minister as of the ability which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever, Amen! The Apostle Paul said, God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. The Apostle Paul said in Phil 2:1-11, Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 


Jesus was walking with His disciples one day and they were discussing among themselves which one of them was the greatest. When they came to the place where they were going, Jesus said, What were you talking about in the way? Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them and said unto them, Do you see this little child? He who humbles himself as this little child, the same is the greatest in the Kingdom of God. He also said, Unless we humble ourselves as little children, we will by no means enter into the Kingdom of God. At the Last Supper, when Jesus had finished washing the disciples’ feet, He said, Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Master and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then your Lord and Master have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily I say to you, the servant is not greater than his lord, neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If you know these things, happy are you if you do them. If we will humble ourselves before our great and mighty Lord and Father, the God of the whole Earth, the one who opens His hand and satisfies the desire of every living thing, the one who calls all the stars by name, the one by whom all things consist, the one who created us and all things by His Word and by His power, the one who raised His Son from the dead in victory over all sin and death, and all the power of evil, the one who loves you and gave Himself for you; if we will fall before Him on our faces and say, like the Apostle Paul: I am nothing Lord! I can do nothing without you! All glory and honor and blessing and power and might and dominion be unto you Father in Heaven, and unto you, my Lord Jesus Christ; and continue to walk humbly in Him, trusting only in Him, giving Him all glory and honor; if we will do these things, then we will be happy!


Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty. I am with my servant Rob. Those of you who are listening, give heed to these words. I love you, but you must understand that I am God. I am God, and you are my children. I created you to serve Me and love Me and honor Me and glorify My name and glorify My Son. If you will do these things, I will bless you, says the Lord.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

 An Habitation Of God


Greetings in the Name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called An Habitation Of God. Let’s turn to Psalm 132: 1-5, Lord, remember David and all his afflictions; how he swore to the Lord, and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob: Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house, or go up to the comfort of my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob. King David loved God. It was in his heart to build the Temple of the Lord; an habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob. 


1 Pet 2:1-9, Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Let’s go to John 4,  this is where Jesus met the woman at the well; Jacob’s well, and she said to Him, in verse 19, Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship. Jesus said to her, woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is a Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Let’s go to Eph 2:19-22,  Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitly framed together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. In whom all the building, fitly framed together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are builded together, in one accord in the truth, for an habitation of God through the Spirit. The building is fitly framed together by the Lord. Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it. There are many houses that were not built by the Lord. The Lord builds the house by preparing His people, through many trials and tribulations, to purify them and make them white. He gives unto them various gifts and ministries, according to His will, and brings them together by His Spirit; a people in one accord, to love the Father, and offer unto Him spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable unto Him.


Psalm 133, Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, even  Aaron’s beard, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore. The Lord builds a people together in the truth of His Word; the Apostles’ doctrine. In Acts chapter 2 we see that the disciples continued steadfastly in the Apostles’ doctrine. The Apostles’ doctrine is the New Testament, as it is written. They continued in fellowship, in breaking of bread, and in prayers. So the Lord builds a people together in the truth of His Word; in the fellowship and power of the Holy Spirit. Brethren can only dwell together in unity in the truth of God’s Word; in fellowship with the Father, and with Jesus, and with one another through the Spirit; only in the true doctrine of Christ. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. If lies are accepted; if there is sin not being confessed and repented of, there is no real fellowship or unity; there is no habitation for the Lord. There is no fellowship, light with darkness. 2 Cor 6:14-18, Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: I will dwell in them and walk among them; I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says The Almighty. Chapter 7, verse 1, Therefore, having these promises beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 


Let’s go to 1 John 1:1-10, That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us—that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us. Chapter 2, verses 1-6, My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His Commandments. He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His Commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. Verse 5, Whosoever keeps His Word, in him truly is the love of God perfected. In verse 15 we read, Love not the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. In verse 16, For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever. Remember, Jesus said, in Matthew 7, at the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Not everyone who says to Me , Lord, Lord, is going into the Kingdom of Heaven, but they that do the will of My Father. He said, Many will come to Me in that day and say, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name; have we not cast out devils, and done many wonderful works, and then I will say to them, Depart from Me; I never knew you; you who practice lawlessness. He said, They that do the will of My Father, those are the ones that will be going into the Kingdom of Heaven. Gal 5:24, They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. Gal 6:14, But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. The Church needs a revelation of this. We are to be a holy habitation for the Lord, and offer up to Him spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Him through Jesus Christ. We must love Him and worship Him and serve Him with all our heart, as He has so loved us that He gave His only begotten, beloved Son a living sacrifice for our sins, to bring us into this fellowship in Him, and to give us eternal life. Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone. Whoever falls on this Rock will be broken to pieces, but on whomsoever it falls, it will grind him to powder. We must come to Jesus, and let Him break us, and build us together a holy temple unto the Lord; an habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob. Again, Eph 2:22, In whom you also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.


Let’s turn to John 17, this is when Jesus was praying to the Father, shortly before He was crucified. I need to read verse 3, And this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Verses 16-26, Referring to His disciples, Jesus said, They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by your truth; your Word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 

And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them. You know, Jesus said, If you love me, keep My Words. He said in John 8, If you continue in My Word, then are you my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free. 1 John 5:3, For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments, and His Commandments are not burdensome. If we love Jesus, we will continue in His Word, and we will be sanctified through the truth. We love Him because He first loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood. 1John 4:7-16, 

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 


Sunday, July 4, 2021

 Perfect Peace


Php 4:6&7, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

God is not a respecter of persons. Anyone who will humble themselves in this hour and do these things as they are written will find His peace. If you are anxious; if you are stressed out; if you are afraid; humble yourself and come to God in prayer, pouring out your heart to Him, with thanksgiving; so important to come with thanksgiving, and let your requests be made known unto Him, casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you, and the peace of God, His perfect peace, which passes all understanding, shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. This is all through Jesus: His peace; not as the world gives, gives He unto you. Because of His love for you, His sacrifice for your sins, and your faith and trust in Him you have peace with God. He is our peace! If you will do this in humility and faith , He will respond! He will keep your heart and your mind in His peace. Isa 26:3, You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.


1 Pet 5:6&7, Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you. You may say, God doesn’t care about me. Yes He does! He cares about you so much that He gave His only beloved Son, who never did anything wrong, who only went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil, to offer Himself a living sacrifice on that Cross and give His sinless life for your sins! He loves you and if you will come to Him He will deliver you from this oppression of the devil. 1 Pet 5:8&9, Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, (or a subtle serpent) walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist, steadfast in the faith! Submit to God and resist the devil and he will flee from you! Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God!


Php 4:8&9, Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

 False Prophets


Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This program is called 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today we are going to talk about False Prophets. Let’s turn to Matt 24:1-14, Then Jesus went out and departed from the temple, and His disciples came up to show Him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said to them, Do you not see all these things? Assuredly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ, and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Verses 24&25, For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Verse 12&13,  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. In the King James Version it says, Because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold. This is key. If you love yourself, as it is written in 2 Tim 3:1-5, let’s go there:  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! If you love yourself and your pleasures; if you love money and the world more than God, you will fall prey to these false prophets. But if you truly love God, you will love His Words and you will seek to obey Him and love your brother and sister. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. Love does no ill to his neighbor.


You know, if you are selfish and hard hearted, because of all your sinful ways, you can come to God and humble yourself and admit it to Him; He already knows, but He loves you, and if you really want to be changed, you can ask Him and He will begin to lead you in righteous ways to break you of your stubbornness and rebellion, and if you will stay with Him, and if you will cry out to Him when it seems like you can’t go on, He will come and help you. He will test you to see if you are serious; to see what’s in your heart. We love Him because He first loved us and gave Himself to suffer and die a brutal death for us, to pay our ransom, to redeem us with His own righteous, precious Blood from all our sins and perversities; to cleanse us and bring us into His wonderful family of true saints that love Him and worship Him and the Father in Spirit and in truth. To get there you must yield to Him every day in prayer and let Him continue to lead you, denying yourself, and your own desires, your own understanding; taking up your cross, the will of the Father for you, and following Him. Jesus said, My sheep hear my voice and they follow me. He will lead you beside still waters; you will never thirst, and He will lead you into green pastures; you will never hunger. You will always be sufficient in Him, if you continue with Him. If you say, Lord, I don’t think I want to go that way, I want to go this way, or, if because of your own wicked ways you start to follow a false prophet, the Lord may let you go that way and prove you, as you wander in that wilderness, to see if you will turn again and cry out to Him, or if you will harden your heart to your own destruction. It is a fearful thing! Jesus said, Take heed! Let no man deceive you! We have been warned.


These men and women are bold. They know the scriptures, and they walk in power, showing signs and wonders with all confidence, making merchandise of you with feigned words, words that they make up, as they twist the scriptures for their own agenda. Let’s turn to Matt 7:13-20, Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Then He said,  Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. The sheep’s clothing is the Word of God. They speak the Word of God. They speak the truth. You look in the Scriptures and they’re speaking the Word of God, and you say, Oh, they’re speaking the Word of God, they’re teaching the Word of God, they must be of God. And by doing this, they will win your heart, unless you stay close to the Lord and stay in the Scriptures. The day will come when they will begin to speak lies, and if you are not in the Scriptures, if you are not following the Lord closely, you may be deceived. Right here Jesus said, you will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them. Examine their fruits. What is the fruit of their ministry? What is happening to the people in their ministry? What kind of behavior do they exhibit? Do they walk in love? Do they glorify Jesus? Are they truly glorifying Him? Are they keeping His Words? Search the Scriptures. Ask God to show you, if you have any question about anything that anybody says to you.


Let’s turn to Jude, the Book of Jude, verses 1-25, Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:  (You know Jesus will preserve you, if you trust Him.)  Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness, or lasciviousness, and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ. But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these dreamers defile the flesh, reject authority, and speak evil of dignitaries. Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke you! 

But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves. Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; 

raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Verse 16, These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage. But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. 

These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. 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. Verse 24&25, Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. Jude gives us a very important help in verse 20&21, But you, beloved…. keep yourselves in the love of God. This is the key. Jesus said, Continue in my Word and you will be my disciples indeed; you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John said, you have no need that any man teach you. Let’s go there, 1 John 2:24-27, Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. The Holy Spirit will continue to teach you the Lord’s Word. He will continue to reveal the Word of God to you and lead you in it. That’s what Jesus meant when He talked about continuing in His Word; you’re going to be His disciple indeed, and you’re going to know the truth, and the truth will keep you free from the lies! Amen! The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He is no lie! He will lead you in all truth as you continue in Him, as you stay close to Jesus; always mindful of His sacrifice for you; His great love for you.


These false prophets are not sent by God to you. Therefore they are not walking in His authority, and they have nothing to say to you. They walk in the false authority and power of witchcraft. They are Satan’s ministers. Let’s turn to 2 Cor 10:18, For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends. The Lord commends His true servants. Let’s move over to chapter 11: 13-15, For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers,   do you see that? Satan has his ministers,   also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. God has promised throughout the Scriptures He’s going to render to every one of us according to our works, and that includes false prophets.


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I am God Almighty. You who are listening to my servant Rob this day, give heed to these Words; I am warning you today! Take heed to these Words! This is a warning from Me says the Lord. The days are growing dark. Many deceivers are rising up, and they will show signs and wonders, as it is written in My Word, and you must stay close to My Son. You must learn to walk in the Spirit. You must learn My Word. You must study My Word. You must know what it says. For they will speak lies with great convincing power, and you will be deceived. If you do not love Me with all your heart, you will fall away. So I am warning you now: Seek me with all your heart!