15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
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.
Thank you Heavenly Father for this program. We thank you Lord. We give you thanks; we praise you; we thank you; we bless your Holy Name. Amen. Thank you Lord, Amen. Today’s program is Psalm 133. Verse 1, Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore. There are some things here that are very important to see and understand in this psalm. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron… That is the Anointing; that is the Holy Spirit upon Aaron; upon us as brothers and sisters dwelling together in unity: our unity is in the Spirit; our fellowship is in the Spirit; our fellowship is in the truth; in the Holy Spirit. So that is talking about the Anointing. The dew of Mount Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion: that’s the blessing. For there the Lord commanded the blessing: life forevermore, Amen.
Let’s turn to 1 John 1:1, 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. 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, 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. Going back to verse 7, But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. Jesus said, Wherever two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them. The Scripture says, In your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forever more. This is why it is so pleasant for brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity; in the truth; in Jesus’ Name; in the light, with the Blood of Jesus cleansing us, through faith, from all unrighteousness. We have communion: fellowship together, with the Father and Jesus. He is in our midst. We are righteous through faith in Him, in His sacrifice for us, and by keeping His Words. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. There is no fellowship: light with darkness. God is not there. He dwells in the light. Our fellowship with Him and one another is in the light. When we come together with Him in the light, then He will manifest in our midst, according to the will of the Father.
Let’s turn to Acts 2:1, When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Notice: They were all with one accord in one place. Acts 4:32, Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, and laid them at the Apostles' feet; and they distributed to each as anyone had need. Acts 2:42, And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. The same is true today. The only way we can have this unity is to continue in the Apostles’ doctrine, which is the New Testament, steadfastly, with the Holy Spirit leading us into all truth: in the light; in the truth.
Let’s turn to John 17:1, Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to Heaven, and 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. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your Word. Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the Words which You have given Me, (notice: the Apostles had Jesus’ Words; they had His doctrine; they were continuing in His doctrine, as He was teaching them and leading them. That’s how they had one accord) and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me. Verse 16, They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ; through His suffering: His death, His burial, and His resurrection, Amen, through the Gospel we are established in the truth: the truth of God’s Word. It is the truth with the Holy Spirit that brings us into one accord, as we love the truth; as we walk in the truth; as we walk in the light we have fellowship one with another. Jesus said, I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forevermore. Where did the Lord command the blessing? It is when we come together in the Name of Jesus; in the truth of His Word; in His doctrine: the doctrine of Christ; the Words of Jesus; the Words of the Apostles; we come together, believing the Word of God walking in the Word of God; walking in His love, filled with the Holy Spirit, we come together in the Spirit, and that’s where the Lord commanded the blessing: life forevermore. Jesus has come that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever lives and believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. In Him is life! Hallelujah! When we come together in Him, we have life. He is with us; He is there. We have joy; we have pleasures forever more. It is so pleasant to come together with brothers and sisters that are walking with Jesus; walking in the Holy Spirit; walking in the truth! This is where the blessing is. The reason that the blessing is not in a church or a fellowship is because Jesus is not there. The reason He’s not there is because you’re not walking in the truth. You’re compromising His doctrine; He cannot fellowship; you’re allowing darkness; your allowing sin in the church; He cannot fellowship with that. If you will repent and turn from that and walk in His Words; walk in the truth; walk in the light, God will forgive you. Confess your sins one to another; God will forgive you. Forgive one another; walk in love; walk in the light; He will be there! And that’s where the blessing will be.
Php 2:1, Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on Earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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.