15 Minutes With Jesus / Robert Haymes
With All Your Heart
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 Lord! We thank you Lord! We praise you Father! Thank you Father; thank you Lord! Thank you Father for this day. Thank you for this program Father. We thank you Lord; I ask you to bless everyone listening; everyone reading. Open our hearts; open our minds; open our ears; open our eyes to understand what you are saying, and to be edified; to be built up and to be strengthened in the truth: your Word is the truth. Thank you Lord, Amen. Today’s program is called, With All Your Heart.
When King Solomon was praying at the dedication of the Temple which he had built, in 2 Chron 6:12, he said these words, Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands (for Solomon had made a bronze platform five cubits long, five cubits wide, and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt down on his knees before all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven); and he said: Lord God of Israel, there is no God in Heaven or on Earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts. You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day. This is key: are we walking before our God with all our hearts? Or are we as Jesus said in Matthew 15?, Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread. He answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and your mother, and, He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death. But you say, Whoever says to his father or mother, Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God— then he need not honor his father or mother. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man. Then His disciples came and said to Him, Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying? But He answered and said, Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch. Then Peter answered and said to Him, Explain this parable to us. So Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.
Let’s go to James 4:1, We’re talking about the heart today, Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. Amen.
Let’s go to Mark 12:28, Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all? Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. So the scribe said to Him, Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. Jesus said, If you love Me, keep My commandments; He said, This is My commandment, that you love one another. Do we love Him? Do we love the Father?, with all our hearts? Do we love Him? The Apostle John said, If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. If we come into His House and honor Him with our lips, but at the same time we are loving the world, our hearts are far from Him, and we are worshiping Him in vain. How much of this do you think goes on today in the Church?
Let’s turn to 1 Sam 16:1, Now the Lord said to Samuel, How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons. And Samuel said, How can I go? If Saul hears it, he will kill me. But the Lord said, Take a heifer with you, and say, I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Then invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; you shall anoint for Me the one I name to you. So Samuel did what the Lord said, and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Do you come peaceably? And he said, Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons, and invited them to the sacrifice. So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before Him! But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. So Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither has the Lord chosen this one. Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, Neither has the Lord chosen this one. Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, The Lord has not chosen these. And Samuel said to Jesse, Are all the young men here? Then he said, There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here. So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him; for this is the one! Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah. And God had said of David, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, who shall fulfill all My will. David was a man after God’s own heart, and he fulfilled all His will. A person who has a heart after God, who loves God, will fulfill all His will. They will do the will of the Father, and they will inherit the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, Only those who do the will of My Father are going into the Kingdom of Heaven, not everyone who says Lord, Lord, yet their heart is far from Him, embracing the doctrines of men and practicing iniquity.
How is your heart? Do you love God, or do you love yourself and your pleasures, money, and the things of this world? If your heart isn’t right, it can be changed, if you are willing. Jesus said, He that seeks after righteousness shall be filled. God said, If you seek Me with all your heart, you will find Me. I say this often, but it is so true, even in my own experience with God: If you will humble yourself, and come boldly to the throne of grace, and ask Him, with a sincere desire to be changed, Father, my heart is wicked. My heart is not right. I love the things of this world, and I really don’t love you very much, but I want to; I want to change. Father, will you please help me, and change my heart to love you, with all my heart and all my soul and all my strength? Will you please take out of me everything that is not pleasing to you, and give me a new heart, to love you; to love the truth, your Word is the truth; to keep your Word; to keep your ways, and to truly honor you in my life? Will you do with me what you have to do to make me into a real man or woman of God? I’m telling you today: If you are truly sincere about this, God knows if you are, He will do it, according to His will for your life. But you have to be willing to change; you have to stay with Him, even when it gets hard.
Let’s go to John 17. In verse 17, Jesus said, as He prayed to His Father, Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth. Do you see how you will be sanctified?; how you will be cleansed? Verse 18, 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. 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.
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.