15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
By Your Words
Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. Our website address is: www.roberthaymes.com . Today’s program is called By Your Words. Let’s turn to Mat 12:33-37, Jesus said, Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and its fruit corrupt; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Just let that sink in. Let those Words sink in; just consider those Words that Jesus said. Let’s turn to James 3:1-18, My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body. Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both saltwater and fresh. Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. Chapter 4, verses 4-12, Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?
Here is the answer: All of us have some evil in our hearts. Our hearts have been corrupted by the evil and the lust of this world. The scripture says, The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. The answer, as James says, is to humble ourselves before God. Don’t run from Him. He is not looking to condemn you. He sent His Son Jesus into the world to save sinners from their sins. Draw near to Him and confess your sins to Him; the wickedness of your heart. Humble yourself before Him and be honest and ask Him to grant you His grace that your heart may be changed, and He will lift you up. He promised that if we will seek after righteousness, we shall be filled. He promised that if we will seek Him and His Kingdom first, He will add to us everything we need. We don’t need to be stressed by the cares of this life. He will give us what we need. He knows what we need. We don’t need anything else. We need righteousness; we need peace, and we need joy. Phil 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. It is our Father in Heaven’s good pleasure, Jesus said, to give us His Kingdom.
Let’s turn to Eph 5:1-11, Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. Verses 17-21, Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. Verses 25-27, Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. Jesus said, If you continue in My Word, you will be My disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. He said, Truly, truly I say to you, whoever commits sin (or practices 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! Jesus came to take away our sins and to purify us to become His spotless bride. But we have to do something: We have to continue in His Word, with the Holy Spirit teaching us; revealing His Word to us; leading us in doing it, and letting His Word wash us and cleanse us, with all humbleness of mind and heart, drawing near to Him; confessing our sins, and believing His sacrifice for us on the Cross; faith in His Blood washing us white as snow. If your tree is corrupt, and you want to change, if you will do this, God can make it good, and cause you to bring forth good fruit and glorify Him. But you have to have a willing heart. If you are stiff-necked and proud, and will not humble yourself, you won’t find His grace, and you will continue as a corrupt tree. Jesus said, You will not come to Me that you might have life.
Let’s go to Mat 15:8–20, Jesus said, 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 do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. Then His disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying? But He answered and said, Every plant which My Heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. Then Peter answered and said to Him, Explain this parable to us. So Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.
Friend, Jesus loved you, and gave Himself on the Cross for you to wash you from your sins in His own Blood. He gave His life for you. Will you love Him? Will you give your heart to Him, and let Him walk you in righteous pathways to break it and purify it and change you to be like Him?, that He might bless you in turning you from your iniquities, and that you might bless others, as the Holy Spirit pours out His love through you? As your heart changes, so will your words change. His Word will be in your mouth, and His Spirit will be with you to bless others and do them good. And you will give praise and thanksgiving to the Father for all His goodness to you. You will honor Him, and He will honor you. Out of the abundance of your heart your mouth will speak, and by your words you shall be justified, or by your words you shall be condemned. So guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. If you will not guard your heart from the evil things of this wicked generation, your heart will be defiled. If you entertain evil, it will move into your heart and begin to come out of your mouth and defile you. But if you will repent and turn from the evil and seek the Lord and His Kingdom, continuing in His Word, you will be cleansed more and more, and more and more good will be coming out of your mouth. The Word of God in your heart and in your mouth will bless you and your family and the people in your life, and you will be a blessing. Also, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. As you continue in the Word of God, faith will come into your heart and out of your mouth, and good things will happen in your life and in the lives of others. God will hear your prayers, and He will answer. Remember Jesus said that we will all give account for every idle word that we have spoken on the day of judgment. We need to do something about our words now! Don’t ignore what Jesus said. He spoke the truth. Continue in His Word; let His Word wash you and cleanse you and purge you; let the Holy Spirit teach you His Word and reveal His Word to you, and lead you in doing it, and you will be cleansed more and more.
Interpretation of a message in tongues:
I am God Almighty. Consider the words of My servant Rob this day that I have given him to speak to you to warn you about your words; about your heart. Turn to Me! Come to Me! Draw near to Me, and I will draw near to you, and you will be changed, as you draw near to Me with all your heart. If you will humble yourself and seek My face, and turn from your wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will cleanse you and wash you and purge you and sanctify you, and you will be a blessing; you will inherit a blessing!