15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
Not My Will
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, Amen. Thank you Lord, Amen. We bless your holy name! We thank you Lord for this day. Thank you Lord for this program that you’ve given me, that you’ve given for your people, to edify your people, Father; we just thank you Lord. Today’s program is called, Not My Will. Let’s turn to Luke 22:39-46, Coming out, He went to the Mount of Olives, as He was accustomed, and His disciples also followed Him. When He came to the place, He said to them, Pray that you may not enter into temptation. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and prayed, saying, Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done. Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Let’s turn to John 5;30, Jesus said, I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. Mat 12:46-50, While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him. Then one said to Him, Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You. But He answered and said to the one who told Him, Who is My mother and who are My brothers? And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in Heaven is My brother and sister and mother.
Mat 7:21-27, At the end of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
Let’s go to Rom 8:1-8, There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Verses 12-14, Therefore, brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Love is doing the Father’s will; keeping His Words. Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Me, Jesus said, every day. Taking up your cross: the Father’s will for you, not your will, is love. Self love, self will, the love of money, the love of pleasure, the love of the world, that’s what we have today, as Paul said it would be in the last days. Jesus said, Because iniquity shall abound, in the last days, most people’s love shall grow cold. This is love: deny yourself, take up your cross: the Father’s will, and follow Jesus; yield to the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus to do the Father’s will every day. You want to watch a football game, and the Holy Spirit is leading you to go to a prayer meeting. Because you love the Father and Jesus, you yield to the Holy Spirit and go to the meeting, denying yourself the pleasure of watching the game, and you meet someone there who later becomes one of your best friends. It was a struggle to deny yourself, and to do the will of God, but it resulted in very good things happening in your life. If you had chosen instead to gratify your desire to watch the game and did not obey the Holy Spirit, you would perhaps have never met that person and you would have missed the blessing. It was a much greater struggle for Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane to deny His flesh and to do the Father’s will and go to the Cross for us. We overcome when we deny ourselves and do the will of the Father. Not my will, but yours be done Father.
Are you doing the Father’s will? Eph 5:17, Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. We find the will of the Father through prayer with the Holy Spirit. We find the will of the Father in the Word of God with the Holy Spirit: the Sermon on the Mount. He will lead us to do His will; we must receive Him, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and learn to yield to Him, to be led by Him to do the Father’s will; to follow Jesus every day. He said, My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me. How do we hear His voice? He speaks to our hearts by the Holy Spirit. In Acts 13 they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, and the Holy Spirit spoke and said, Separate unto Me Barnabas and Saul for the work which I have called them to do. They were sent forth by the Holy Spirit; they did the Father’s will, and much fruit came from their obedience. Sometimes you have to fast to hear His voice; to understand what the will of the Lord is. If you love Him, you will always want to do His will. Paul said, I die daily, I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, (not my will), but Christ lives in me, and the life that I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me. Jesus loves the Father; that’s how He was able to go to the Cross. He loves you; that’s why He suffered and died there. Beloved, we love Him because He first loved us. Loving Him is keeping His Words; doing His Father’s will, denying ourselves; crucified with Him; dead to the world, all it’s pleasures, and the glory of man; 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 is set down at the right hand of the Father. There is great joy and pleasures forevermore at the right hand of the Father. In His presence is fullness of joy! Eternal glory is set before us if we will do the Father’s will!: deny ourselves, take up our cross every day, and follow Jesus! A heart that would chose the pleasures of sin for a season; the glory of this present evil world, over the eternal glory and pleasures of God Almighty in the Kingdom of His beloved Son; a heart that will not humble itself to do the will of the Father; a heart that cannot, or refuses to see that they are bought with a price: redeemed, not with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from their vain behavior, received by tradition from their fathers, but with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish; without spot, who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, is blind!, and they have forgotten that they were purged from their old sins, and they have gone astray as a dog returns to his vomit. Unless God decides to have great mercy on them, they will utterly perish, no matter how much they say, Lord, Lord. Not my will, Father, but yours be done!
John 4:34, Jesus said unto them, My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. John 5:19&20, Then Jesus answered and said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does… John 5:30, I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 6:40, And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 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. John 8:49, Jesus answered, … I honor My Father… Jesus only did the Father’s will, and He thereby truly honored Him.
Jesus overcame in the Garden of Gethsemane to do the Father’s will and go to the Cross, to suffer there and die for our sins. There He said, Father, if it be your will, take this cup from Me! He knew what was in that cup. Nevertheless, He said, not My will, but thine be done. Because He humbled Himself to do the Father’s will, even unto the death of the Cross, 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. The Father said, Those that honor Me, I will honor. The way that we can honor the Father is to follow His Son to do His will; to deny ourselves every day, take up our own cross, and follow Him. If we will be faithful to Him, even in suffering, even unto death, to do the Father’s will, in this way we will honor Him, and Jesus said He would honor us: He will give us a crown of life, Hallelujah! In John 12:26 Jesus said, 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.
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.