15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Today’s program is called Who Is The Greatest? Let’s turn to Mat 18:1-7, At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven? Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! Mat 19:13-15, Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. And He laid His hands on them and departed from there. Let’s turn to Mat 20:20-28, Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. And He said to her, What do you wish? She said to Him, Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your Kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They said to Him, We are able. So He said to them, You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father. And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. But Jesus called them to Himself and said, You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
John 13:1-17, Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, Lord, are You washing my feet? Jesus answered and said to him, What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this. Peter said to Him, You shall never wash my feet! Jesus answered him, If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me. Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head! Jesus said to him, He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you. For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, You are not all clean. So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, 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. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. Thank you Jesus! Let’s turn to Mat 23:1-12, Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But you, do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Praise God! Thank you Jesus! And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Do you wish to be exalted by God? Or do you wish to be exalted by men? If you will humble yourself before the great and mighty God ,He will exalt you in due time. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 3:1-8, And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? For when one says, I am of Paul, and another, I am of Apollos, are you not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. So, my brothers, and my sisters: the Apostle Paul said right here, Who then is Paul, who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then, neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase! The scripture says, What do you have that you have not received? The apostle Paul said that he was nothing. If the Apostle Paul, who did all that he did, as God gave him the increase; if he did all those things, and he said that he was nothing, who are you to think that you are anything? Or, who am I to think that I am anything? Jesus said, If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you will bring forth much fruit. He said , Without Me you can do nothing! Without Jesus we can do nothing! It is Jesus Christ in us! He is in us! He gives the increase! Hallelujah!
Isa 2:6-22, For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob, because they are filled with eastern ways; they are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they are pleased with the children of foreigners. Their land is also full of silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is also full of horses, and there is no end to their chariots. Their land is also full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. People bow down, and each man humbles himself; therefore do not forgive them. Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosts shall come upon everything proud and lofty, upon everything lifted up—and it shall be brought low—upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan; upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up; upon every high tower, and upon every fortified wall; upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all the beautiful sloops. The loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day, but the idols He shall utterly abolish. They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the Earth, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the Earth mightily. In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which they made, each for himself to worship, to the moles and bats, to go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the crags of the rugged rocks, from the terror of the Lord and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the Earth mightily. Sever yourselves from such a man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for of what account is he? The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, The haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. The Lord alone shall be exalted in that day, for He alone is great! It is He who has created us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. And great is His love for us, that He would look upon us, in our blindness and deceit, in our pride, perishing in our sins, and send to us His beloved Son, that He should live as a man; the Son of Man on the Earth, and be tempted every way as we are, and yet without sin. As Jesus said, The Son of Man came, not to be ministered unto, but to minister; to serve, and to give His sinless life a ransom for many. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever, Amen! Who are we? What do we have that we have not received? Now if we did receive it indeed, why do we boast, as if we did not receive it? It is God who gives the increase. For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory for ever and ever, Amen! Praise God, Amen! Thank you Lord, Amen! You are great! You are the great God! There is no other God! You alone are great! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise God! Thank you Lord! Praise God, Amen! If you will humble yourselves God will exalt you. Those of you who are beginning to think of yourselves, or maybe you’ve been thinking of yourself for a long time, as a great person-a great man or woman of God: whatever you have you received from the Lord! He alone is great! Humble yourself now and turn to Him with all your heart; with weeping and mourning and fasting! Turn from your wicked ways! Turn unto Him, that you might find grace in His sight. If you will humble yourself, He will exalt you! Wouldn’t it be better to be exalted by the great God, the God of all flesh, than it would be to be exalted by mere men?
I am God Almighty. Turn to Me with all your heart, says the Lord. Forsake your wicked ways, says the Lord. You, my people, you have turned from Me: you have sought the honor of men, and not My honor only, and I command you this day: Repent of your evil ways, and turn to Me with all your heart, says the Lord. For I love you! I gave My Son for you! He suffered for you! He alone will be exalted in that day, says the Father. I will exalt My Son. He alone will be exalted before all the nations. So humble yourself now, that you may be blessed in Him. I will exalt you, if you will humble yourself before Me.