15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
Love And Truth
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.
Amen Father, in Jesus’ name, we thank you once again for this program. We come to you in the name of Jesus. Thank you Father for your Words; for the message that you have given me for this week, Love And Truth. 1 Cor 13:1-8, The chapter on love, Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Verse 6, (Love) does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth. Love rejoices in the truth, not in iniquity. 1 John 4:7-11, Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. Let’s turn to John 3:14-21, And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, this is Jesus talking, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God. Light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
Let’s go to 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. Did you know that God wants you to have fullness of joy, and He’s made a way for you to have that? Verse 5, 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, that includes with the Father and with His Son, 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. My little children, Chapter 2, verse 1, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, I know Him, and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His Word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. The Bible says that Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the Devil. He said I only do what I see My Father doing, and He said, The Words that I am speaking, the Father has given them to Me. 1 John 2: 15-17, Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever: extremely important scripture! Consider those Words carefully!
1 Cor 6:9, Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. The Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. The wages of sin is death; eternal damnation, but the gift, the free gift of God is eternal life in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Love does no ill to his neighbor. Sin is disobedience to the Law of God. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. The righteousness of the Law is fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, as the Holy Spirit leads us to do our Father’s will. So we are sons and daughters of the living God who loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son, who came and lived as a man in this evil world and was tempted in every way, yet He never sinned, He never disobeyed His Father, to offer Himself, therefore, as the spotless Lamb of God upon the Cross at Calvary to be crucified and die for our sins and be resurrected from the dead to justify us. Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends. Jesus loved us that much, to ransom us from our sins with His own Blood. The life is in the blood. The atonement is through the shedding of His Blood. The destruction is in the rejection of His sacrifice for us. The condemnation and the damnation is in what we do to ourselves when we reject God’s great love for us through the gift of His Son as we cut ourselves off from His salvation. The love of pleasure is not love. The love of money is not love. The love of power; the love of self; the pride of this life; it is not love. This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to deliver us from our sins; from the very things that destroy us. Sin is evil because of what it does to you, and what it does to other people. God loves all people! He said that He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and be saved and inherit eternal life in His glorious Kingdom. There is only one answer for this world, for you, and for me: repent and turn from our sins and believe God’s love for us through the sacrifice of His Son, and come to Jesus! Take His yoke upon us, and learn of Him, learn His ways, walk in His ways, with Him, following Him. Jesus said, If any man will be My disciple, let him deny himself, take up his cross every day, and follow Me. He leads people who surrender to Him in paths of love and correction to produce righteousness in us that He may bless us in turning every one of us from our iniquities.
No matter how much pleasure and riches and power may be attained through sin, it is always working death in those who practice it. It destroys our love; our true fellowship with God and with one another. It destroys our bodies and our minds. It destroys our cities and our nation. God takes no pleasure in this; no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but they will die. He sent his Son to save us from death, but if we will not accept His life, we will die in our sins. Jesus said, If you do not believe that I Am, you will die in your sins. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes unto the Father but by Me. He is the way, He is the truth, and He is the life. In Him is life. He that has the Son has life. He that does not have Jesus shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him. Little children, let no man deceive you, the Apostle John said, he that does righteousness is righteous, but he that practices sin is of the Devil. Sin is lawlessness; disobedience to God’s holy Word. It causes destruction and hurt and harm to oneself and to others, as we said earlier. As we walk in obedience to God and His Word, walking in love, we will be edifying and blessing others, and we ourselves will be blessed; our families will be blessed, and our cities, and our nation. Beloved if God so loved us that He gave His beloved Son for us to save us from our sins, we also ought to love Him and one another by turning from our sins and doing righteousness in the Earth.
Thank you for reading this message from 15 Minutes With Jesus at roberthaymes.com . 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.