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, August 28, 2021

 Your Word Is Truth

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

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

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

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

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