15 Minutes With Jesus

Who Are You Yielding To?

February 04, 2023 Robert Haymes
15 Minutes With Jesus
Who Are You Yielding To?
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15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes

Who Are You Yielding To?

Greetings in the name of Jesus! This is Rob Haymes. This is 15 Minutes With Jesus. You can follow us on line at roberthaymes.com . Today’s program is called Who Are You Yielding To? The Lord spoke to me the other day and He said, Do not yield to the Devil. Yield to Me. The Lord has shown me that men yield to witchcraft in the Church through rebellion, fear, rejection, etc., and they operate; walk in spirits of witchcraft, manipulating, dominating, and controlling the people. When we yield to men, whether we know it or not, we are yielding to the spirit they are walking in, whether it be witchcraft, or whether it be the Spirit of God, we are yielding to one or the other. If it is the Devil, then he is defiling us and bringing us into bondage. When a person is sent by God and they are walking in the Holy Spirit, and we obey them, we are not yielding to a man, but to the Holy Spirit; to God, and He will be setting us free.  Jesus said, If you continue in My Word, then you will be My disciples indeed, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. He also said there, He whom the Son sets free shall be free indeed. In Rom 6:13 we read, Neither yield  your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. Verse 16, Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? Verse 19, …even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. 

Who are you yielding to? Rom 8:14, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God: those who deny themselves; their own desires, their own understanding, their own will, and take up their cross, the place of crucifixion, and follow Jesus every day. We follow Jesus by denying ourselves, refusing to yield to the Devil, and yielding to the Holy Spirit to be led by Him. Again, in John 8, Jesus said, Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin: continuing to yield to sin or practicing sin. If we continue in the Words of Jesus, with the Holy Spirit teaching us and leading us in doing them (loving Jesus), we will be His disciples indeed, and we will know the truth, and the truth will make us free. Verse 35&36, And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides forever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. This is how we’re going to overcome. James 1:25, But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. James 4:6&7,  But he gives more grace. Wherefore he says, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil, (don’t yield to the Devil), and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves and yield to God and resist; do not yield to the Devil. So, pride is another reason why people yield to the Devil and not to God. Verse 10, Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Let’s turn to Acts 13:1-4,  Now in the church that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus. Verse 2, As they ministered to the Lord and fasted: worshiped the Lord and humbled themselves, the Holy Spirit said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. 1 Cor 14:26, How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. Verse 40,  Let all things be done decently and in order. How was it then in Acts 13? They came together with fasting: humbling themselves, and ministering unto the Lord: worshiping Him, and one had a prophecy: the Holy Spirit said, Separate unto Mew Barnabas and Saul… So, we come together in humility unto the Lord, seeking Him; worshiping Him in Spirit and in truth: in the Holy Spirit and in true doctrine, He will manifest, according to the will of the Father in each one: one has a psalm, or a song. One has a song because he has yielded to God and He has given him a song, not because he chose a song of his own will. One has a doctrine: a teaching that he has received from the Lord for the edification of the Body of Christ. Whatever is done through the flesh, yielding to the wrong spirit, will not edify, but will bring bondage and corruption to the body. Everyone needs to understand that the only things that edify the Body are the things given by God. Jesus said, The Words I speak, they are Spirit and they are life. He said, I only say what I hear My Father saying. We worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. If the motive, the purpose, the cause is not to love the one who loved us and gave Himself for us, and to honor Him, and to love one another as He commanded us; if the motive is rooted in self love, love of money, love of pleasure, and seeking the preeminence, people will be yielding to the Devil instead of God, and the Church will be defiled. When you yield to the Devil, you are not yielding to God, and you will miss His will: what He wants you to do in the situation, in the meeting, etc. Submit yourselves to God. Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations; He did not yield to him, but He spoke the Word of God to him by the Holy Spirit. That is how we will overcome him as well: by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of our testimony: faith in Jesus’ sacrifice; faith in His shed Blood; speaking the Word of our testimony: what Jesus did for us on the Cross; what took place when He rose from the dead. He was crucified for our transgressions and raised again for our justification.  

So what are the reasons why we yield to the Devil, or our own flesh, and not to God? One is pride. We must humble ourselves to yield to God; to resist the Devil and to yield to God; to resist our own flesh. In Romans 8 it says, Put to death the deeds of the body through the Spirit. If you live after the flesh you shall die, but if you through the Spirit do put to death the deeds of the body, you shall live. Another reason is rebellion. In 1 Samuel, Samuel said to King Saul, Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. 1 Sam 15:22&23, So Samuel said: Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? I would say, Has the Lord as great delight in religious practices and all our religious doings as in obeying His voice? Samuel said, Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king. In verse 24, Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Saul feared the people and yielded to them in rebellion against God, to fall upon the spoil, against the commandment of the Lord. It cost him the kingdom. Another reason is a desire to be accepted, or a fear of being rejected by a person, especially someone whom we consider important. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love: keeping His Words and obeying His voice, and of power, and of a sound mind. Jesus has reconciled us to His Father through His sacrifice of Himself on the Cross for our sins. We are accepted of the Father through faith in Him. We are accepted in the Beloved. We have no need, if we are in Jesus, to be accepted of any man, woman, or child! We need to be about loving our Lord and keeping His Words; fearing and obeying Him and loving one another. Jesus said, Love your enemies. He said, Overcome evil with good. Hallelujah! 

We have all kinds of religious activity in the Church. How much of it was initiated by the Lord? How much of it is obedience to His voice? He knows. In Acts 13 they humbled themselves and ministered to the Lord, and he spoke and said, Separate unto Me Barnabas and Saul for the work that I have called them to. They obeyed the voice of the Lord, and Barnabas and Saul were sent forth to the work. They were sent forth by the Holy Spirit, and they continued to obey Him as they went, and He was working with them, confirming their ministry. And what a fruitful work it was!

Who are you yielding to? Are you yielding to the Devil? Are you yielding to men walking in witchcraft; walking in rebellion; promising you liberty when they themselves are servants of corruption? Be not deceived: Of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought into bondage. Jesus paid your ransom on the Cross for you to be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. But you must choose who you will yield to. If you have been yielding to the Devil; yielding to deceivers; yielding to your own flesh, and you want to change, you can! Come to God! Acknowledge your sin to Him. He will forgive you and cleanse you. Yield yourself to Him, and commit to follow Jesus with all your heart. Ask Him for grace to help you in your time of need; in the time of temptation. He will grant you His grace; He will help you. But you must stay with Him, yielding to the Holy Spirit and resisting the Devil; letting the Spirit lead you to walk in the Word of God. If you will do this, you will bring forth fruit. The Word of God, as you continue in Jesus, will bring forth fruit in your life that will remain to God’s glory!, and you will be rewarded in the final day: eternal rewards; a treasure in the Heavens that fades not away! Is your heart there? Is that your home? Or do you love this present world: the honor of man and the pleasures of this life? Choose this day who you will serve! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, the one who loved us and gave Himself for us, that He might deliver us from every lawless deed, and purify unto Himself His own special people, zealous for good works, to live with Him forever with His Father and with all the children of God in His glorious Kingdom forever! Hallelujah!

Jesus struggled in the Garden of Gethsemane: He travailed greatly to overcome His own flesh and the powers of darkness to yield to the Father and to do His will. He said Father, all things are possible with you. If it be your will, take this cup from Me! Nevertheless, not My will, but yours be done. He said, If this cup will not pass away from Me except I drink it, your will be done. He overcame there, in the Garden of Gethsemane, to yield to His Father, and to go to the Cross for us: to endure all that suffering for us, that we might be delivered from all our sins and the great wrath of God that is coming on all the wicked. He loved the Father, and He yielded to Him. He loved us, and He washed us from our sins in His own Blood. Thank you Jesus. 

Interpretation of a message in tongues:

I am God Almighty. My children, listen to My servant Rob this day. I love you. I love you. I proved it: I sent My Son for you. He gave Himself; He proved His love for you on the Cross of Calvary. Turn to Me! Yield to Me and not the Devil! Turn to Me My children! Yield to Me! I have only good for you. Do not yield to the Devil! He seeks to destroy you and ruin you. I am with you. Turn to Me! I am for you! I will help you in your time of need, says the Lord.