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, November 26, 2023

 Not My Will

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Thank you Father, Amen. Thank you Lord, Amen. We bless your holy name! We thank you Lord for this day. Thank you Lord for this program that you’ve given me, that you’ve given for your people, to edify your people, Father; we just thank you Lord. Today’s program is called, Not My Will. Let’s turn to Luke 22:39-46, Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, Pray that you may not enter into temptation. 

And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done. Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Let’s turn to John 5;30, Jesus said, I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. Mat 12:46-50, While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You. But He answered and said to the one who told Him, Who is My mother and who are My brothers? And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in Heaven is My brother and sister and mother. Mat 7:21-27, At the end of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 

Let’s go to Rom 8:1-8, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  Verses 12-14, Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 

Love is doing the Father’s will; keeping His Words. Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me, Jesus said, every day. Taking up your cross: the Father’s will for you, not your will, is love. Self love, self will, the love of money, the love of pleasure, the love of the world, that’s what we have today, as Paul said it would be in the last days. Jesus said, Because iniquity shall abound, in the last days, most people’s love shall grow cold. This is love: deny yourself, take up your cross: the Father’s will, and follow Jesus; yield to the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus to do the Father’s will every day. You want to watch a football game, and the Holy Spirit is leading you to go to a prayer meeting. Because you love the Father and Jesus, you yield to the Holy Spirit and go to the meeting, denying yourself the pleasure of watching the game, and you meet someone there who later becomes one of your best friends. It was a struggle to deny yourself, and to do the will of God, but it resulted in very good things happening in your life. If you had chosen instead to gratify your desire to watch the game and did not obey the Holy Spirit, you would perhaps have never met that person and you would have missed the blessing. It was a much greater struggle for Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to deny His flesh and to do the Father’s will and go to the Cross for us. We overcome when we deny ourselves and do the will of the Father. Not my will, but yours be done Father. 

Are you doing the Father’s will? Eph 5:17, Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. We find the will of the Father through prayer with the Holy Spirit. We find the will of the Father in the Word of God with the Holy Spirit, the Sermon on the Mount. He will lead us to do His will; we must receive Him, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and learn to yield to Him, to be led by Him to do the Father’s will; to follow Jesus every day. He said, My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me. How do we hear His voice? He speaks to our hearts by the Holy Spirit. In Acts 13 they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, and the Holy Spirit spoke and said, Separate unto Me Barnabas and Saul for the work which I have called them to do. They were sent forth by the Holy Spirit; they did the Father’s will, and much fruit came from their obedience. 

Sometimes you have to fast to hear His voice; to understand what the will of the Lord is. If you love Him, you will always want to do His will. Paul said, I die daily, I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, (not my will), but Christ lives in me, and the life that I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. Jesus loves the Father; that’s how He was able to go to the Cross. He loves you; that’s why He suffered and died there. Beloved, we love Him because He first loved us. Loving Him is keeping His Words; doing His Father’s will, denying ourselves; crucified with Him; dead to the world, all it’s pleasures, and the glory of man; looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who, for the joy that was set before Him, endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the Father. There is great joy and pleasures forevermore at the right hand of the Father. In His presence is fullness of joy! Eternal glory is set before us if we will do the Father’s will!: deny ourselves, take up our cross every day, and follow Jesus! A heart that would chose the pleasures of sin for a season; the glory of this present evil world, over the eternal glory and pleasures of God Almighty in the Kingdom of His beloved Son; a heart that will not humble itself to do the will of the Father; a heart that cannot, or refuses to see that they are bought with a price: redeemed, not with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from their vain behavior, received by tradition from their fathers, but with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish; without spot, who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, is blind!, and they have forgotten that they were purged from their old sins, and they have gone astray as a dog returns to his vomit. Unless God decides to have great mercy on them, they will utterly perish, no matter how much they say, Lord, Lord. Not my will, Father, but yours be done!

John 4:34, Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. John 5:19&20, Then Jesus answered and said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does… John 5:30, I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 6:40, And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 7:16-18, Jesus answered them and said, My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him. John 8:49, Jesus answered, … I honor My Father… Jesus only did the Father’s will, and He thereby truly honored Him. 

Jesus overcame in the Garden of Gethsemane to do the Father’s will and go to the Cross, to suffer there and die for our sins. There He said, Father, if it be your will, take this cup from Me! He knew what was in that cup. Nevertheless, He said, not My will, but thine be done. Because He humbled Himself to do the Father’s will, even unto the death of the Cross, the Father has given Him a name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in Heaven, on the Earth, and under the Earth, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. The Father said, Those that honor Me, I will honor. The way that we can honor the Father is to follow His Son to do His will; to deny ourselves every day, take up our own cross, and follow Him. If we will be faithful to Him, even in suffering, even unto death, to do the Father’s will, 

in this way we will honor Him, and Jesus said He would honor us: He will give us a crown of life, Hallelujah! In John 12:26 Jesus said, If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. 

Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes with Jesus at . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

 Behold The Lamb Of God

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty! Those of you who are listening to My servant Rob this day, hearken as he speaks to you about My Son, My Beloved Son Jesus. Listen carefully to him, for I have given him these words. I am God Almighty! Those of you who would know Me, you must know My Son; you must come to My Son; you must be born again; you must trust in Him with all your heart, and you will know Me, says the Lord God Almighty.

Thank you Father, Amen! Today’s program is called, Behold The Lamb Of God.

Let’s turn to John 1:1-36,  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. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. 

He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 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. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, This was He of whom I said, He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you? He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Are you Elijah? He said, I am not. Are you the Prophet? And he answered, No. Then they said to him, Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself? He said: I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as the prophet Isaiah said. Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. And they asked him, saying, Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He of whom I said, After me comes a Man who is preferred before me, for He was before me. I did not know Him; but that He should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water. And John bore witness, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him. I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. 

And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God. Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God! Mark 1:9-11, It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove. 

Then a voice came from Heaven, You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 

Jesus is the Son of God. The angel Gabriel told Mary, when he came to her and told her that she was going to have a Son; he told her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you, therefore that Holy Thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.  Jesus became the Son of God when the Word was made flesh. Jesus is not condemning you; He did not come to condemn, but to save you from your sins: the very things that destroy you. Heb 4:14-16, Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Jesus sympathizes with our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way as we are, yet He never sinned. Jesus, therefore, is without spot and blameless: the spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. It is His Blood: the Blood of the spotless Lamb, that atones for the sins of the whole world. Whosoever will come to Him; take His yoke upon him, and learn of Him, will find rest for their souls. 

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. In another place the Apostle John says, In Him is life; he that has the Son has eternal life; he that does not have the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him. If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.  Jesus is the light of the world.

In John 6:48, Jesus said, I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which comes down from Heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread which came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, How can this Man give us His flesh to eat? Then Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My Blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from Heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.  At the Last Supper, when Jesus kept the feast of Passover with His disciples, He took bread and gave thanks and broke it and said, Take, eat, this is my body which is broken for you. This do in remembrance of Me. Also He took the cup of wine, and as they all drank from it He said, this cup is the New Covenant in My Blood which is shed for you. His body was broken for you; His Blood was shed for you, that you might be forgiven; that you might be cleansed; that you might be redeemed from all the powers of darkness, and the power of sin in your life; to be washed; to be cleansed through faith in His sacrifice for you. He died for our sins. He willingly paid that price for the sins of the whole world, and He was raised again on the third day, that you and I might be justified from all sin, and that we might inherit eternal life. Greater love has no man than this, Jesus said, than a man lay down His life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatsoever I command you. After we come to Him, believe on Him and confess our sins to Him, then we must continue in Him, continue in His Word, and follow on to know Him. The Apostle Paul said that he counted all his achievements in life as rubbish, that he might know Jesus, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, that he might attain to the resurrection from the dead: the hope of eternal life. As you follow on with Jesus, He will lead you in righteous paths to deal with your life, because He loves you, to deliver you and teach you His good way. He will rebuke you and chasten you when you need it, because He loves you, and He wants to correct you and keep you on the narrow way to life. He said in Rev 3:19, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. 

Jesus is zealous for His Father’s House. John 2:13-16, Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers' money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, Take these things away! Do not make My Father's house a house of merchandise! Then His disciples remembered that it was written, Zeal for your House has eaten Me up. There are many houses of merchandise these days, but Jesus is not there; there are many Jesuses, but there is One who is true, and He hates sin. He loves you, and He hates sin, because it destroys you. Not only does He hate sin, but He gave His life to deliver you from it completely, and to bring you into eternal life with Him and His Father in His glorious Kingdom. The Father loves you; Jesus loves you, but you must come to Him, and take His yoke upon you and labor with Him in His Kingdom, and get to know Him and serve Him. 

Rev 1:4-8, John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes with Jesus at . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen. 

Sunday, November 12, 2023

 They Hated Me Without A Cause

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Thank you Father in Jesus’ name. Thank you Lord. We praise you; we thank you for this program. Today’s program is called, They Hated Me Without A Cause. Let’s turn to Isa 53:1-12, Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him. He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living. For the transgressions of My people He was stricken, and they made His grave with the wicked—and with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth. 

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. He is despised and rejected of men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and we hid, as it were, our faces from Him. He is despised and we esteemed Him not. 

Mat 10:21&22, Jesus said to His disciples,  Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. Mat 24:9&10, 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. 

Ok, let’s go to Luke 19:11-27, Now as they heard these things, He spoke another parable, because He was near Jerusalem and because they thought the kingdom of God would appear immediately. Therefore He said: A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, Do business till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 

And so it is today: many will not have this Man to reign over them. Jesus told this parable, very clearly referring to Himself and to His coming Kingdom.  And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then Jesus rewarded each one of His servants according to their works, and in verse 27 He said, But bring here those enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, and slay them before me.

In John chapter 7, it was the Feast of Booths, and Jesus’ brethren said to Him, Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see the works that You are doing. For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world. For even His brothers did not believe in Him. Then Jesus said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready. 

The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil. 

In John 17, Jesus was praying to the Father concerning His disciples, and in verse 14, He said,  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. 

Psalm 21:1-13, The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord, and in Your salvation how greatly shall He rejoice! You have given Him His heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of His lips. For You meet Him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon His head. He asked life from You, and You gave it to Him—length of days forever and ever. His glory is great in Your salvation; honor and majesty You have placed upon Him. For You have made Him most blessed forever; You have made Him exceedingly glad with Your presence. For the King trusts in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High He shall not be moved. Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them. Their offspring You shall destroy from the Earth, and their descendants from among the sons of men. For they intended evil against You; They devised a plot which they are not able to perform. Therefore You will make them turn their back; You will make ready Your arrows on Your string toward their faces. Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power. 

Psalm 22. Psalm 22 is all about Jesus on the Cross. Verses 6-8, But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him! 

Let’s go to John 15. Jesus is speaking to His disciples in verse 16, You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My Word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name's sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, They hated Me without a cause. Psalm 35:7, For without cause they have hidden their net for me in a pit, which they have dug without cause for my life. Verse 12, They reward me evil for good, to the sorrow of my soul. Verse 19, Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. 

Why do they hate Israel? Why do they hate the Jews and seek their destruction? It is because they love darkness, for their deeds are evil. Israel is the seed of Abraham, and in his Seed, which is Jesus Christ, shall all the nations of the world be blessed. Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is the truth. Out of Israel came the Law of Moses: what is right and what is wrong; out of Israel came the Savior of the world: in Him, and only in Him, is eternal life; out of Israel came the Word of God; the Word of God is the truth. They hate Jesus without a cause because He testifies to the world that their deeds are evil, and that the wrath of God will be poured out upon the wicked. 

Jesus loves you. He loved you and gave Himself for you to suffer and die upon the Cross at Calvary for your sins; to save you from the wrath of God that is soon coming upon the Earth. And because He humbled Himself unto the death of the Cross, to do the Father’s will, who so loved the world that He gave His only beloved Son to die for all our sins and to save us from this present evil world, the Father has given Him a name above every name, that, at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord, in Heaven, on the Earth, and under the Earth, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus is Lord. This is what they hate. They hate Him because He is Lord, and they will have to bow before Him and confess it some day. Jesus is also the judge of all men. 

Every one of us will stand before His judgment seat at the end of time, and He will render to every one of us according to our works. Jesus is the Son of God, and He is a Jew, and He is Lord over all the Earth. This is why they hate Him, and this is why they hate Israel. Now they have no excuse for their sins. 

As God said to Abraham, In blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of Heaven, and in your seed, (the seed of Isaac, the child of promise), shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed because you have obeyed My voice. Gen 22:16-18, By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son—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.

Jesus said, in John 8:42, 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. If you hate Jesus; if you hate Israel, your father is the Devil, and you do the deeds of your father.

Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.

Sunday, November 5, 2023

 A Son Is Given

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Wherever two or three are gathered together in My name, Jesus said, there am I in the midst of them. To those of you who love Him in truth: mercy unto you and peace and love be multiplied.

Thank you Father; we give you thanks right now in Jesus’ name. Thank you Father; we praise your name! Your Word is the truth. Thank you Father. Today’s program is called, A Son Is Given. Isa 9:6&7, For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

Now let’s turn to Acts 6:1-15,  Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, It is not desirable that we should leave the Word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch, whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. Then the Word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith. And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke. Then they secretly induced men to say, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God. And they stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes; and they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council. They also set up false witnesses who said, This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this holy place and the law; for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us. And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel. Chapter 7, verse 1, Then the high priest said, Are these things so? And he said, Brethren and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran, and said to him, Get out of your country and from your relatives and come to a land that I will show you. Then he came out of the land of the Chaldeans and dwelt in Haran. And from there, when his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell. And God gave him no inheritance in it, not even enough to set his foot on. But even when Abraham had no child, He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him. But God spoke in this way: that his descendants would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would bring them into bondage and oppress them four hundred years. And the nation to whom they will be in bondage I will judge, said God, and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.  Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham begot Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot the twelve patriarchs. And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him favor and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house. Now a famine and great trouble came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and our fathers found no sustenance. But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. And the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to the Pharaoh. 

Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people. So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers. And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem. But when the time of the promise drew near which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt till another king arose who did not know Joseph. This man dealt treacherously with our people, and oppressed our forefathers, making them expose their babies, so that they might not live. At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father's house for three months. But when he was set out, Pharaoh's daughter took him away and brought him up as her own son. And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds. Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel.  And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand. And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another? But he who did his neighbor wrong pushed him away, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us? Will you kill me, as you did the Egyptian yesterday? Then, at this saying, Moses fled and became a dweller in the land of Midian, where he had two sons. 

And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him saying, I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses trembled and dared not look. Then the Lord said to him, take your sandals off your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground. I have surely seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you into Egypt. This Moses whom they rejected, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge? is the one God sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush. He brought them out, after he had shown wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear. This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us, whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt, saying to Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: O house of Israel, have you offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?  Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Moses to make it according to the pattern that he had seen, 

which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Joshua into the land possessed by the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David, who found favor before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob. But Solomon built Him a house. However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says:   Heaven is my throne, and Earth is my footstool: what house will you build for me? says the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Has not my hand made all these things?  You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, who have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.  When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into Heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God! Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, Lord, do not charge them with this sin. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Jesus said, in Luke 13:34&35, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; and assuredly, I say to you, you shall not see Me until the time comes when you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Now let’s turn to Mat 27:11-31, When Jesus was standing before Pilate, the governor of Jerusalem, Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, Are You the King of the Jews? Jesus said to him, It is as you say. And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. Then Pilate said to Him, Do You not hear how many things they testify against You? But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly. Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.  But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said to them, Which of the two do you want me to release to you? They said, Barabbas! Pilate said to them, What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ? They all said to him, Let Him be crucified! Then the governor said, Why, what evil has He done? But they cried out all the more, saying, Let Him be crucified! When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it. And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us and on our children. Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. 

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole garrison around Him. And they stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! Then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. And when they had mocked Him, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified. 

Children of Israel, your fathers crucified your King, your Messiah, and they put themselves and you under a great curse, saying, His Blood be on us and on our children. As the Apostle Peter said, they did so in ignorance, nevertheless, the curse is there. You must come to the place where you acknowledge this before your God with weeping and mourning and fasting, that your fathers crucified your Messiah, your King, the Son of God, who came to save you from your sins. He will forgive you and deliver you and wash you and cleanse you, for it was the will of the Father that they did so, that Jesus could be offered a spotless, sinless Lamb upon the Cross, for your sins first, and also for the sins of the whole world. As God said to Abraham, In your seed, which is Christ, shall all the world be blessed. He sent Him to bless you in turning every one of you from your iniquities. He loved you and He willingly gave Himself for you, and, as He was suffering, He prayed to the Father for you and said, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. Come to Him! Come to Yeshua, Hamoshia’ ! Your King! He will abundantly pardon you and give you His peace, and you will inherit eternal life in Him. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. 

Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at . May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you who love Him in truth, Amen.