• Super Typhoon Yolanda to Strike Bantayan Island

    Super Typhoon Yolanda to Strike Bantayan Island

    As of Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:30 pm, weather authorities tell us that it is certain that Bantayan Island will suffer a direct strike by this massive Class 5, signal 4, Typhoon.

    Winds are expected to be close to 180 miles per hour, or approximately 230 kilometers per hour. Storm surge from the sea is expected at 7 meters or 21 feet.

    If this forecast holds true, no structures on the East facing side of the island will survive.

    All those who live on the East side of the island where the storm will be most severe should evacuate to higher groud, in a concrete structure which can endure the winds and waves. Those who live in structures along Santa Fe are especially vulnerable.

    We have many friends who live in this area, and many of the poor who live in structures that cannot endure this type of storm, are in great danger. Please tell everyone who lives on the coast to evacuate to higher ground before the Typhoon arrives in the next 12 hours as signal 4.

    We are praying for the safety and preservation of all the people of Bantayan island and know that the Lord will be with all of you in this great time of distress.

    Please pray for the poor of the island who cannot evacuate the island and must endure the full force of this massive storm.

    We are planning to arrive on the island later this month to bring fresh water, rice and medical supplies as we are able to obtain them. There will be great need of outside help from those around the world who can help. Please give whatever you can afford to help us supply the needs of the people of Bantayan Island. Make a donation to help HERE

    We will update this article as information becomes available.

    Pastor Rob and Marissa Robinson

  • Doctrine, Holiday's Perspective, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 31st, 2013

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    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The Kingdom of Darkness and Halloween

    The kingdom of Jesus Christ consists of all those who have made an absolute commitment to Him as Lord and Savior. It has nothing to do with church affiliation or membership. This kingdom is defined by the Bible as being a kingdom of “light.”2.

    During our short life here on the earth, each one of us is deciding which one of these two kingdoms we are going to belong to. The choice that we make, is honored by God for eternity. As Heaven is an eternal reward for choosing salvation in the kingdom of light in Jesus Christ, hell is the eternal consequences for those who choose the kingdom of darkness apart from Christ.

    There are some who are not happy with the two choices, for they wish to choose neither. By default, according to the word of God, those who reject Jesus and His salvation are automatically defaulted to the kingdom of darkness.

    Matthew 12:30 He that is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. (UKJV)

    The choices that we make define who we are:

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

  • Encouragement, For Christians, Holloween, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, The Occult

    Posted on October 19th, 2013

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    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    Our Choices Define Who We Are

    The decision to follow Jesus is continuous. Every day we decide whether we are going to remain with the Lord by the decisions that we make. It is inconsistent to claim to belong to Jesus while making choices that are incompatible with His character. It seems that we do not often consider whether our liberty in Christ is in conformity with His nature. For example, when deciding whether or not we should participate in something that the world or even the church has determined is a harmless tradition, we might ask if Jesus would participate in such a practice were He presented with the opportunity.

    The kingdom that we live in as His disciples, demands choices that a citizen of light would rightly choose. If we participate in things that come from the kingdom of darkness, then our walk with the Lord is compromised. In speaking to the church at Thessalonica, Paul encouraged the believers to make their choices in the awareness that Jesus could return for us at any moment.

    1 Thessalonians 2, 5, 6 For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night… For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. 6 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (ESV)

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 16th, 2013

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    How Can One Life Pay For All Sins?

    How Can One Life Pay For All Sins?

    How can the life of one man be sufficient to pay for the sins of all other men?

    The premise of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that His death has paid for the sins of the whole world. The reasonable question that should be asked then is: “How is this possible?”

    If Jesus were just a normal man, mortal with a limited life span, and possessing the defect of a sinful nature, how could His life be valuable enough to pay the great price of redeeming billions of other mortal, sinful people? The obvious answer is—He could not.

    The Book of Colossians declares that Jesus is not an ordinary man.

    Colossians 1:16-17 For by Jesus all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

    Jesus is the eternal God dwelling within the body of a man. It is from this basis that the claim is made that His life is sufficient to pay for the lives of all other men. What is the value of the life of God? If we can agree that because He is eternal and the Creator of all things that His life is of infinite worth, then it would certainly be reasonable that He could redeem all human beings.

  • Encouragement, For Christians, Forgiveness, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 14th, 2013

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    The Laws of Sin and Death are Cancelled by God’s Mercy

    The Laws of Sin and Death are Cancelled by God’s Mercy

    We may not like the way that God has chosen to save us, but that is really none of our business. Saving people is His business and since He created us, He has the right to determine the method of our redemption. The person who has wisdom will listen to what the God of the universe has said, and submit to His authority. We do this knowing that God is truly Good and that He genuinely loves us, for He was willing to give His only Son to make our salvation possible.

    It is our choice to conform to God’s requirements, or we can stubbornly refuse. If we do refuse, then we will be the ones who suffer loss, not God. If we agree with Him and do what He requires, we will be able to enjoy the blessings of a perfect life, forever and ever. God has the right to decide who He wants to live with, since this is His universe. We all make similar choices during our life. We chose to be with people that we like and who add to our quality of life. We also reject those who live in such a way that their behavior would severely harm our way of life. God has the right to set the rules for who can live with Him and who cannot. He bases His acceptance of us by what we do with Jesus. If we agree that we are sinners, with no hope of eternal life apart from God’s help, then He will receive us. If we come to Him with a humble heart and a willingness to turn from our old life of sin to a new life governed by Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then He will graciously pardon all of our sins and grant us admission into His presence where we see Him face to face.

    The Lord made His goodness pass before us in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is by looking at Jesus that we see what God is truly like and discover what He requires for us to be qualified for heaven.

  • Abiding in Jesus, Encouragement, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson

    Posted on October 12th, 2013

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    Faith is the Descendant of Abraham

    Faith is the Descendant of Abraham

    As Abraham went through the mental preparation of taking his only son to the mountain, constructing the altar, and raising the knife to take Isaac’s life, he did so with great faith. Abraham understood that God had already promised that through Isaac and his future descendants, He would make a great nation. Abraham believed that in order for the Lord to fulfill this promise, He would have to raise Isaac from the dead.

    This experience that Abraham went through, was intended by God to be an example for us.

    More than a thousand years later when Jesus was crucified, He was taken to the exact same place on this mountain that Abraham had brought Isaac for the sacrifice. The offering of an only son by Abraham was a picture for us, of how God would bring His only Son and offer Him as a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. In order for the promise of God to be possible in both of these examples, a son would have to be resurrected from the dead. Although Abraham was prevented from taking his son’s life, God would not spare His only Son when He was offered for us on the cross.

    Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all…

  • The Claims That Jesus Made About Himself

    The Claims That Jesus Made About Himself

    All religious men and women seek to direct us to a set of ideals, a religion, or a set of teachings. Jesus is unique, in that He consistently seeks to direct all of our attention to Himself.

    Others seek to teach certain truths; Jesus said that He is the truth.

    John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

    Other religious leaders try to point us to the light; Jesus said He is the light.

    John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

    Others tell us where we can find satisfaction; Jesus said that only He can truly satisfy us.

    John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.

    The various religions of the world try to tell us how we can have eternal life; Jesus said that He is the bestower of eternal life.

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.”

    Normally, anyone who would make such brazen claims would be viewed as a person who is beyond eccentric; they would be classified as insane.

  • Catholic Church, For Christians, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Jesus v. Religion, Prayer, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 21st, 2013

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    The Messiah Reveals the Correct Model for Prayer

    The Messiah Reveals the Correct Model for Prayer

    As the Messiah, Jesus defined the true meaning and intent of prayer in a way that none of us had know previous to His great example of prayer. It is certain that a large part of Jesus ministry was empowered by His voracious prayer life. When all others were fast asleep, Jesus was on His knees before the Father, interceding for us.

    The model for effective prayer is found in the habit and method of Jesus as He demonstrated how, and to whom we should pray.

    The Pharisees were known for their pretentious public prayers that they conducted before the public eye. The fact that the religious leaders felt it necessary to allow the public to observe their prayers, gives us an indication of where their true motives resided. Jesus defined those who pray in this manner as hypocrites. He said that they conducted their prayers in public so that they would be seen by others, not so that they might obtain fellowship with God. Jesus contrasted how the true servant of the Lord should pray; go into your room and pray to the Father in a secret place. Secondly, when we speak to the Father, we talk to Him as if He is an intelligent being, who hears us the first time we speak. We do not need to conduct our prayers in repetition as is the practice of the pagan nations who do not know God.

  • Abiding in Jesus, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 19th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will Come From a Long Line of Sinners

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Come From a Long Line of Sinners

    I believe that God chose the line of David because of his heart after God. David genuinely loved the Lord, although he was a terrible sinner. David’s love for God commanded his spirit to worship and praise Him from a sincere heart. In every sense of the phrase, David worshipped God “in Spirit and in Truth” (John 4:24).

    If the Bible only contained examples of men and women who were perfect, then none of us would be able to identify with these servants of God. Because most of those who are listed as “great men and women of faith” are also terrible sinners, we can understand that God will accept anyone who has committed any sin, as long as they are willing to turn from those sins and come to God in sincere repentance.

    If we examine the people who are described in Hebrews Chapter 11 as men and women of great faith, we see that they are often fallible and unqualified individuals whom God uses to accomplish His will.

    From Hebrews 11 and the Old Testament:

    Noah: a drunk
    Abraham: fearful, doubting God, a liar
    Sarah: doubting God
    Jacob: a deceiver
    Moses: a murderer, anger problems, doubting God
    Rahab: a prostitute
    Gideon: fearful, doubting God
    Samson: lustful, prideful
    David: an adulterer, murderer, liar

  • Doctrine, Forgiveness, Fulfilled Prophecy, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson

    Posted on September 18th, 2013

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    Prophecy: Messiah Will “Swallow Up Death Forever.”

    Prophecy: Messiah Will “Swallow Up Death Forever.”

    In order for our sins to be forgiven by God, they must be atoned for. This is to say, a penalty must be exacted against the sinner. Ezekiel 18:4 describes the method by which sins are atoned for by the death of the offending party. According to the Old Testament law of sacrifice, an innocent animal could be brought to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle or Temple (See Prophecy 332). The sinner would lay his hand upon the head of the animal and figuratively transfer his guilt to the innocent sacrifice.⁠3 In this way, God was illustrating the time when the Messiah would come as the Lamb of God who would offer up His perfect and eternal life, for the sins of all people.

    All of the stories and examples found in the Old Testament are intended as illustrations of spiritual truths that are revealed to us in the New Testament. Jesus came as the Messiah in fulfillment of all these real-life stories from the Hebrew scriptures, in order to give us an understanding of their true purpose.

    Those who brought their animal to the priest for a sacrifice, did so by faith. They believed that if they came with a perfect sacrifice, God would transfer their gilt to the innocent animal as he was put to death and their sins would be covered. These sacrifices were intended as a temporary solution that would last only until the Messiah would arrive and make His life the one perfect sacrifice for all sins, forever.⁠4 Once Jesus died, all sins were fully atoned for and there remained no need for the former sacrifices of the Old Testament to be continued.

  • Jesus v. Religion, Justification, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on September 12th, 2013

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    A God of Love Who is Also Just

    A God of Love Who is Also Just

    According to the Bible, justice is carried out when the penalty for a crime is exacted against the offending party. A crime has been committed; therefore, a penalty is due. There can be no justice if the guilty are not punished. If a person has committed a terrible crime and he appears before a judge for sentencing, and that judge should inform the guilty man that his crime would simply be forgotten, we would say that this judge was unjust. In the same way, God has pronounced a penalty against the sinner: “The soul who sins will die.”

    Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.”

    In order for God to be seen as just, He must carry out the sentence that He has predetermined. If God did not judge the guilty, then we could never trust Him to do anything that He has promised. The Lord cannot simply ignore our sins and act as if they didn’t happen, nor can He remove our sins without a just basis. Sins have been committed; therefore, a penalty must be exacted.

    Our God is both loving and just, therefore, He must do what His law requires and punish the sinner. There is, however, a provision in the law of God for a substitutionary party to stand in the place of the guilty.

  • Rosh Hashanah, the Rapture, and the Return of Jesus

    Rosh Hashanah, the Rapture, and the Return of Jesus

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., Jerusalem time, the Feast of Trumpets begins-otherwise known as “Rosh Hashanah.”

    We know for certain that when Jesus arrived on the earth the first time, in fulfillment of all the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah, He also fulfilled the first four of seven Feasts of Israel, also called: “The Feasts of the Lord.” It is highly likely that when Jesus returns to earth at the Rapture that He will be also coming to fulfill the fifth feast, the Feast of Trumpets, during the traditional celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Whether Jesus return will be in 2013, or at a year distant, this is the time of year that students of Bible Prophecy become very excited as we anticipate the return of Jesus at any moment.

    According to the Hebrew Scriptures, there were specific instructions for Israel in the observation of Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles, the seven Feasts that were to be observed by Israel.

    The Lamb Examined from the 10th to the 14th day

    Prophecy 334

    Exodus 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

    Jesus announced His arrival as the Messiah on the 10th of Nissan

    Matthew 21:8-11 …And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

  • Controversial Subjects, For Christians, Judging Others, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 30th, 2013

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    The Absolute Necessity of Christians Judging Other Christians

    The Absolute Necessity of Christians Judging Other Christians

    In both 1 Corinthians 6:2 and John 7:24, Christians are instructed to judge in all matters of this world concerning behavior. We are also instructed to use Righteous Judgement,” which is to properly understand the heart of the person and the matter at hand, and not by outward appearance only. The kind of judgement that was condemned by Jesus is judgment based on what we observe by external circumstances, without knowing the person or his particular situation.

    When we observe Jesus in all of His interactions with people, He never accepted their sins, and He always confronted them and demanded that they change their behavior.

    To the woman caught in adultery, He forgave her, then told her to never sin again (John 8:3).

    To the woman at the well, Jesus confronted her immoral lifestyle—“You have had five husbands”—then He led her into a saving knowledge of Himself as the Messiah (John 4:7).

    To Peter who, one moment was commended by Jesus for discerning that Jesus was the “Son of God,” shortly thereafter, Jesus scolded Peter for acting in the capacity of satan as a stumbling block (Matthew 16:16).

    When the money changers in the temple were robbing the people of a vital opportunity to worship God by their commerce, which they were conducting in the Court of the Gentiles, Jesus came into the court with such overwhelming force against their sins, that not a single person stood physically in opposition to Him (Matthew 21:12).

  • Prophecy: Messiah Will Make Us As If We Never Sinned

    Prophecy: Messiah Will Make Us As If We Never Sinned

    The process of justification is a singular act of God whereby He removes the sins of a person and causes them to exist as if they had never sinned before. Justification and the resulting effects of this legal procedure declares a person “not guilty.” In the very essence of the word, “Justification” carries the Idea of perfection. If we dismantle the word, we see that it states within itself what it does: “Just-as-if-I-had-never-sinned.” The complete process of Justification transforms a guilty sinner into a morally perfect being, resulting in a standing before God that causes them to exist as if they had never sinned at any time throughout their life.

    Justification is the only means by which a Holy God can accept a sinner and cleanse him of his sin so that he is fit for heaven. When anyone places his complete trust in the finished work that Jesus accomplished on the Cross, God justifies him and makes that person completely and perfectly righteous forever.

    The process of justification does not mean that the sins of a person are swept aside or ignored. In order for justification to occur, a penalty must be executed upon the guilty person who has committed the sins. The penalty for sin is death. Therefore, no sin can be forgiven or removed until the death of the guilty has taken place.

    The process of justification does, however, allow an innocent substitute to assume all of the failures of the guilty person and take the penalty himself. A large part of the plan of God in allowing Jesus to suffer for the sins of all men was that God would have a righteous basis to forgive our sins. The pronouncement of God was that the soul that sins will die.

    Ezekiel 18:4 “Behold, all souls are Mine; The soul of the father As well as the soul of the son is Mine; The soul who sins shall die.”

  • Excerpts from the Book, For Christians, Jesus Church, Rewards in Heaven, Rob Robinson

    Posted on August 24th, 2013

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    Rewards in Heaven: How to Earn Them, Are They Important?

    Rewards in Heaven: How to Earn Them, Are They Important?

    Paul described the requirements for earning rewards:

    First: The foundation for all rewards is salvation in Jesus Christ. No person can earn any reward before they are saved, nor can they earn their salvation by any good work. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done; it is given by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus’ completed work on the cross.

    Second: We can build on the foundation of our salvation to earn rewards, depending on the materials we use.

    Third: Lasting building materials are gold, silver, precious stones—materials that when tested by fire will endure. These would include things that we do for Jesus’ glory to bring honor to Him and not for recognition for ourselves by others.

    Fourth: Perishable building materials are wood, hay, straw—materials that when tested by fire will perish and not last. These are works that we have outwardly done for Jesus; but inwardly in the heart of the person, they were done for selfish fulfillment, or to be acknowledged or rewarded by the compliments of others.

  • Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    Prophecy: He Will Heal All Your Scars, His He Will Keep Forever

    It is clear that after Jesus suffered through the scourging, beating in His face, and crucifixion, His body was torn to shreds. It was well known that 39 lashes from the scourge would leave a man with a body that was a medical catastrophe. As the flesh has been torn from the body, the muscles and ligaments are exposed, often leaving vital internal organs exposed to the outside elements. Many a man died after just 10 or 15 lashes from the scourge. The fact that Jesus survived all 39 lashes is an indication of His strength, but also sure proof that His body was barely recognizable as a human being.⁠1

    We know that after Jesus rose from the dead, He bore the scars from the torture He suffered against His body. When the frightened disciples gathered together after the death of Jesus, suddenly the Lord appeared in the room where they were hiding, in fear of the local authorities. Thomas was apparently not with the other men when Jesus appeared, and so one of the disciples told Thomas later that Jesus had appeared alive before them. Thomas was skeptical that the Lord could be alive after such a horrific death that He had suffered. Later, as Thomas is with the other disciples, Jesus appears again and asks Thomas to touch the scars which are still in His body to confirm that He is in fact Jesus.

  • Excerpts from the Book, For Christians, Is Jesus the Messiah?, Rob Robinson, Sin

    Posted on August 20th, 2013

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    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    Prophecy: God’s Son Must Die

    The purpose of the Messiah’s arrival was to die for our sins. We should never miss this important point in any discussion of prophetic fulfillment. If it were not for our sinfulness, it would not have been necessary for Jesus to die. We should thank the Lord every day that He loved and cared for us so greatly that He was willing to depart heaven, come to earth, to suffer unimaginable pain and suffering for us.

    When I first learned what Jesus had done for me and how greatly He had suffered, I remember wondering why the whole world did not fall at His feet in thanksgiving and gratefulness. I later learned that most of the world does not consider that any of their actions would require a Savior. By its very nature, sin causes blindness. Jeremiah the prophet wrote that we are not aware of the deception which has been perpetrated against us. Even our own heart does not allow us to see the truth about ourselves.

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

  • You Are Not Appointed To Wrath

    You Are Not Appointed To Wrath

    The reason that a correct understanding of the doctrine of the Rapture is so important, is that an incorrect view will lead to a misconception of the character of God. Because of the love and grace of the Lord, He has not appointed those who have placed their trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins, to experience any of His wrath. All of God’s wrath was poured out on His Son at the Cross. There is no wrath remaining for anyone who has accepted Jesus sacrifice for their sins. The entire purpose of the last three and one-half years of the Great Tribulation, is to pour out God’s wrath on the world which has rejected Jesus sacrifice for their sins. Those who Love Jesus could not be present during the time that God is pouring out His wrath on the world.

    If we believe that the Tribulation must come before the Rapture of the church, what would we be looking for next? The coming of the antichrist. Instead, the Bible teaches that we should be looking for the “appearing of our Great God, and Savior Jesus Christ.” The Rapture is the next event to occur, before the beginning of the Tribulation period.

    Titus 2:13 …looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

    The greatest hope for the world today is that Jesus would return to the earth an bring His love and righteous government. It is certain that we have reached a place in our history when the climate is right for the Lord’s return. Jesus said in Luke 17:26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man.” The days before the Lord destroyed the earth by flood were filled with violence and indifference towards God. Today we observe an exact mirror image of the world in those days of Noah when he entered the Ark and the world was covered by water. I hope that you are fully prepared for the coming of the Lord, having entered into a personal relationship with Him. Jesus is coming for all those who love Him, I hope to see you in the air at His arrival.

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