15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
Lovingkindness, Judgment and Righteousness
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.
Thank you Father! Blessed be your holy name! Thank you Father! We bless your holy name! Thank you Lord for this message that you’ve given me: Lovingkindness, Judgment and Righteousness. Lord, I pray you would open our hearts to receive the truth of your Word this day. Thank you Lord. I pray you would open hearts. I pray you would bless many people, by your Word and by your Spirit, for your Word with your Spirit is life. Amen, thank you Lord.
Ok, let’s turn to Jer 9:23&24, Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the Earth. For in these I delight, says the Lord. …let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the Earth. John 17:1, Jesus was praying to His Father right before He was crucified; He said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son also may glorify You. As you have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as you have given Him. And this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Let’s turn to Php 3:7-11, the Apostle Paul said, But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ; notice: righteousness is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith. So here we see already God working righteousness: exercising righteousness through faith, from God by faith. Righteousness is imputed to us when we believe on Jesus. Verse 10, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Amen. Paul said, Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Amen.
Let’s turn to Psa 107:1-22, Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, and gathered out of the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness. Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, bound in affliction and irons—because they rebelled against the Words of God, and despised the counsel of the Most High, therefore He brought down their heart with labor; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He has broken the gates of bronze, and cut the bars of iron in two. Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. I recommend this to you: those of you who are reading this who are in trouble; who are in darkness, who are in desperation, I recommend, cry out to the Lord in your trouble, and He will save you out of your distresses! If you will come to Him in humility and repentance, and call upon Him, He will save you out of your distresses. He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing. I’m not going to quote all of this psalm. Let’s go to verse 43, Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. His lovingkindness is with His judgment, as you can see in these things. Jesus said in Rev 3:19, As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
If you take away His judgment, you take away His fear, and all the blessings that come with His fear. If you fear Him, you don’t have to fear His judgment. Let’s turn to 1 Cor 11:31&32, For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. Do you see that? Do you see His lovingkindness with His judgment? It’s His lovingkindness to judge us; to chasten us, amen, that we may not be condemned with the world. The question is: how will we respond? Heb 12:1-14, Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. Do you see that: the lovingkindness of the Lord with His chastisement; with His judgment? If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Do you see that: the chastisement; the judgment of the Lord? It’s His love that He chastens us, ok, and afterwards it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness. So, right there in these verses, we God exercising lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness. Therefore, it says in verse 12, strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Amen, Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. Amen, praise God! God is making a holy people. How’s He doing it? with His lovingkindness, His judgment and His righteousness. So you want to know Him! You want to glory in that you know Him; that He exercises all three of these things, not just His lovingkindness. His lovingkindness cannot be separated from His judgment and His righteousness. Hos 2:19&20, I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and judgment, in lovingkindness and mercy; I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord. Remember, Paul said, …that I may know Him: the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! God wants us to know Him, people! He wants us to know Him! He wants us to fellowship with Him! In 1 John it talks about our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son! In order to fellowship with the Father and with His Son, and with one another in truth, we need to walk in the light! We need to forsake the darkness! Forget those sins that you love! Repent of them! They’re only going to work destruction and eternal damnation in your life! Turn to the Lord with all your heart! Come to Him! He wants to make you righteous and holy, that you may commune with Him in His glory and in His joy forever! Hallelujah! Amen! Praise God! 2 Cor 5:10, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. The judgment of God is in the Earth! If you do evil, you will bear your judgment. If you do good, you will be rewarded. We will all stand before Jesus in the end and give an account for our life.
His lovingkindness is that God so loved us that He gave His only beloved Son on the Cross at Calvary to die for our sins and raised Him from the dead to justify us, just as though we had never sinned, to walk in Jesus; in the Holy Spirit, fulfilling the righteousness of the law; hearing His voice; denying ourselves; taking up our cross and following Him, Amen! Do you understand and know God: that He is exercising lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness in the Earth? Do you want to know Him?Or do you want only to know His lovingkindness, leaving out judgment and righteousness? It won’t work! And you won’t know Him. God so loved you that He gave His only begotten Son for you, that you may not be condemned in judgment, but that you may glory in Him that you know Him. Through His lovingkindness and His judgment and chastisement, God is working righteousness in His people, that they may stand in the final judgment and serve Him in righteousness, peace , and joy forever. Let us not glory in our wisdom, our strength, or our riches, but let us glory in the true knowledge of God Almighty, who exercises lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness in the Earth. He delights in these things, and through these things, and His great mercies all working together, He is making a holy people; a spotless bride for His beloved Son, to dwell with Him forever in His glorious Kingdom.
Thankyou 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.