15 Minutes with Jesus / Robert Haymes
The Honor Of God
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes with Jesus. Glory and honor to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob! Glory to your Holy and Righteous Name forever! Today’s program is called The Honor Of God. John 12:26, 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. Verse 27&28, Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name. John 12:42&43, Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Let’s look at John 5:39-44, You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life. I do not receive honor from men. But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you. I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God? 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. If you love God, you will be truly seeking His Glory; you will be truly concerned about God’s honor, even as Moses was concerned, when he interceded on behalf of Israel, for God’s name and reputation. Moses said to God, If you destroy this people as one man, then the Egyptians and all the nations which have heard of your fame will say, Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness. God’s name would have been dishonored.
Let’s go to John 8:48-55, Then the Jews answered and said to Him, Do we not say rightly that You are a Samaritan and have a demon? Jesus answered, I do not have a demon; but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My Word he shall never see death. Then the Jews said to Him, Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, If anyone keeps My Word he shall never taste death. Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Who do You make Yourself out to be? Jesus answered, If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, I do not know Him, I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His Word. 2 Pet 1:16-18, 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.
We’re going to go to Mat 15:8&9, These people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. And in vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Jesus said, If you love Me, keep My Words. If we seek to honor Him, and yet we are following the doctrines of men, our honoring will be empty and in vain. True honor comes from a heart of love. We love Jesus because He loved us and gave Himself for us on the Cross. Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. When we are truly loving Jesus and keeping His Words, when we praise Him and exalt His name, it will be in Spirit and in truth, and Jesus will be truly honored, and so will the Father be truly honored. Let’s go to John 8:28-30, 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. In 1 Sam 2:30 it is written, Them that honor Me I will honor. Jesus always did those things which pleased His Father. He only did what He saw His Father doing, and He only said what He heard His Father saying. The Father is the head of Jesus, and Jesus always sought to honor His Father. Jesus said, He that despises whomsoever I send despises Me, and he that despises Me despises Him who sent Me. The scripture also says that Christ is the head of the man, and that the man is the head of the woman. Whenever you dishonor your head, you dishonor God. As a believer in Christ we should always be seeking to honor God; to honor the Father, and to honor those whom He puts over us. We need to have a heart after glorifying God; seeking His honor only, not the honor of man. It is written, He that seeks the glory, or honor, of Him that sent him, the same is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. If we love ourselves, seeking our own glory and the honor of man, then we will not be honoring God, and He will not be honoring us. If we will love God, we will seek to honor Him with all our heart, with all our thoughts, with all our words and deeds, and we will be known of Him; He will honor us. He has already shown His great love for us in that He gave His only beloved Son to be a living sacrifice for our sins on the Cross, to take away our sins, that we might come into perfect fellowship with Him through His Son. We love Him because He first loved us. As we continue with Jesus, loving Him and keeping His Words, God will reveal Himself to us more and more, and as we behold His Glory, more and more, we will seek to honor Him, for He is worthy of all praise, honor, and glory, and He will honor us. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, in the City of our God, in the mountain of His Holiness, beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole Earth, is Mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the City of our Great King! Jesus is our great King! We must honor Him with all our hearts, and as we do, we will be honoring our Father in Heaven.
Once again we see that the key is love. What do you love? Do you love the praise of men? Do you love the preeminence, seeking the honor of men? Or do you love God, seeking to honor Him with all your heart? He is your King! He is worthy of honor!, worthy of glory!, worthy of power and of praise! Your name, your name, shall be called Wonderful; your name, your name shall be called Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, throughout eternity! Because Jesus humbled Himself to obey the Father and go to the Cross for us, 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! Because Jesus loved His Father and honored Him by obeying Him, even to the death of the Cross, the Father has honored Him and highly exalted Him to give Him His great name, which is above every name in Heaven, on the Earth, and under the Earth. The day is soon coming when every single knee will bow before Him, and every single tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Psalm 104:1&2, Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain. 1 Tim 1:17, Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. Rev 7:12, saying: Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen!
Just join with me now, as you are reading this, and let’s give God praise: We just praise you Father in Jesus’ name! We praise your Holy Name! We bless your Holy Name! Glory and honor and majesty and power be unto you Father! We bless your name forever! Glory to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob forever and ever!
Remember that God said, Those that honor Me I will honor.
About two years ago I finally decided to set aside Saturday as a day just for the Lord, not as keeping the Sabbath, but just a day in which I would not do my own work, or do my own will, just only what the Father wanted me to do on Saturday. A few days later the Father spoke to me, and He said, Because you have honored Me, I am going to honor you. And then, within a few days, the Lord Jesus spoke to me, and He said, I want you to do a 15 minute program. So God honored me, by giving me this program, because I honored Him. He gave me the name 15 Minutes With Jesus, and every week, for over two years, the Lord has given me a program. So this proves that if you will honor God, He will honor you. Honor Him! Give Him glory and praise, for He is worthy!