• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Doctrine, Excerpts from the Book, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on July 23rd, 2013

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    The Price Has Been Paid

    The Price Has Been Paid

    The sins of every person born on the earth have been paid in full by Jesus’ sacrifice. Salvation is available to everyone of us, but this salvation is voluntary. God will not force anyone to love Him, nor to spend eternity in His presence. Each individual must, of their own free will, ask God for this salvation that He has so richly made available to us in Jesus Christ.

    What we decide, either for or against Jesus, will determine our eternal destiny. It is important to understand that this is the only offer that God has made to redeem human beings. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God is seeking to reconcile the world to Himself. The cost to make this salvation available to us was so high, and the penalty exacted against Jesus for our sins was so great, that God will not permit a person to come to Him and be saved by any other way.

    At the moment of death, the decision that we made during our life—either for or against Jesus—is sealed; and there is no possibility of change once we enter eternity.

    Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.

    The angels who lost their right to God’s presence by their sin—all received eternal judgment without any hope of redemption. We, human beings, are a unique creation of God. We are the only beings that have been given a second chance to redeem our life, if we follow the procedure that God has ordained.

  • Abiding in Jesus, Encouragement, For Christians, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, Sanctification

    Posted on February 14th, 2013

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    The Prophecy of the Narrow Path

    The Prophecy of the Narrow Path

    Is there blessing in not walking through this world in the same way that everyone else walks? David wrote these words, perhaps on a morning like this one. Maybe he felt a tug on his heart, and he wrote these words to encourage me today, nearly 3,000 years later, to make a deeper commitment myself.

    In the same way, I am writing these words to you, some from David, some from my heart, about a day of revelation. A day to make a decision to walk in the path of Righteousness as an expression of our love for Jesus and desire to be His own special people who have set ourselves apart from this world, to belong more fully to Him.

    Each one of us has to decide just how far we are willing to go with the Lord. Jesus had to make this decision Himself, before He gave His life for us. The Lord decided that He would give up everything for the Joy of seeing us forgiven and free of sin, and living finally in His glorious and perfect home in heaven.

  • Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Prophecy of the Messiah: “You are a Priest Forever”

    Many years ago, a young man approached me immediately after I had concluded teaching the word of God on Sunday morning, and he said to me: “Pastor you have the best job in the world, you only have to work one day a week”.

    He did not realize that being a servant of God is a lifetime appointment, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

    When Jesus took the body of a man at Bethlehem, He did not become a servant to the Father on our behalf for only thirty-three and one half years, He became “a priest forever”.

    Hebrews 5:4-6 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was. So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek”

    The responsibility of becoming our High Priest was not something that Jesus took upon Himself, he was “appointed” to this position by the Father.

    The term “You are a Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” in verse 6, is a very strange indeed. The priesthood described in the Old Testament, came from the Tribe of Levi, Jesus came from the Tribe of Judah. Here in Hebrews chapter 5, we see that Jesus is not the same type of priest as those from the tribe of Levi. Jesus is a High Priest after the likeness of Melchizedek.

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, Forgiveness, Fulfilled Prophecy, Rob Robinson

    Posted on January 17th, 2013

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    Prophecy: The Curse Has Been Removed

    Prophecy: The Curse Has Been Removed

    The Bible is clear that all men since Adam are under a curse. From the moment that Adam disobeyed God, he was under the judgment of sin and death. Because all men are descended from Adam, all human beings have inherited this curse.

    We are not sinners because we sin, we sin because we are sinners.

    The propensity towards sin comes from the fact that we are inherently flawed in our basic spiritual DNA. We commit sin because that is what we do best. It is not really possible for any human being to not sin. Although we may try very hard to be a better person, at some point we will always fail. This is true for those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, as well as those who do.

    The advantage that a person who has come into a relationship with Jesus possesses, is that Jesus is now dwelling within us, giving us the power to overcome sin. Before a person comes into a relationship with the Lord, the Bible describes this person as being “slaves” to sin. After we come into this new relationship with Jesus we can become slaves to righteousness.

  • Prophecy: The Power of the Messiah Comes Through Holiness

    Prophecy: The Power of the Messiah Comes Through Holiness

    Very often, when a particular point is of the utmost importance to the Holy Spirit, we will see a principle repeated more than once. In stating once again that the Messiah will find His power to save all men through the Holy life He lives, we see just how important Jesus being without sin is to our salvation. As I have previously stated, if Jesus had yielded to a single sin throughout His life, He could not have been the Savior of anyone.

    In order for Jesus to be the Savior of all people, He would need to be perfect, just as the Passover Lamb from the book of Exodus had to be “without spot or blemish.”

    As Jesus’ life is examined under careful scrutiny, it can be seen that there was not a single failure on His part to keep the entire law of God perfectly. Jesus came to submit His life to God under the Law, so that by perfectly fulfilling the law He could transfer His righteousness to us, if we would believe upon Him for our Salvation.

  • Doctrine, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on January 12th, 2013

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    Prophecy: One Life Can Pay For All Other Lives

    Prophecy: One Life Can Pay For All Other Lives

    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, His life is of infinite worth, it would certainly be reasonable that He could redeem all human beings.

    God could offer His life in exchange for all of ours, If that was His desire.

    In order for God to make His life a ransom, He would have to become one of us. It is only possible for mankind to be redeemed by another man. God could orchestrate the redemption, but He would have to use the vessel of human flesh to redeem those who are also human. For this reason, before time began, Jesus offered His life for us, knowing that we would required a redeemer. The book of Hebrews presents an interesting exchange between the Father and the Son when they agreed to fashion a human body for Jesus to live in as a man, when He would come to earth as the Messiah.

  • Prophecy: When Sin is No Longer Sin

    Prophecy: When Sin is No Longer Sin

    Some of those who read the words of Paul were formerly “fornicators, nor idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners”, but they had repented of their sins, and come to Jesus Christ for salvation: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

    Paul makes it clear that none of those who practice the gay lifestyle will inherit eternal life.

    The sin of Homosexuality and Lesbianism are in the same category as all other sins. Jesus had to die for the liar as well as the gay. All sin is equal before God and requires either the death of the violator, or a substitute. Jesus blood covers the sins of the gay, the liar, the murderer, the fornicator and all other sins. God did not give special dispensation to some men who chose to have sex with each other or women with women. All sexual sin is considered particularly grievous to God because they are sins against our own body, to which Jesus dwells within us.

  • Prophecy: Eternal Life Comes by the Shedding of Blood

    Prophecy: Eternal Life Comes by the Shedding of Blood

    The difficulty for the hearers of Jesus teaching was that they did not understand the spiritual meaning of the words; “eat my flesh and drink my blood”. They heard only the physical act of eating Jesus flesh and drinking his blood.

    John 6:53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

    John 6:61 When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this, He said to them, “Does this offend you?

    Many of the things that Jesus spoke in the presence of larger crowds of people, were veiled in illustrations. When the Lord spoke privately to those who had already received Him as the Messiah, He spoke plainly and directly to the point. Why Jesus hid the true meaning of his teaching to large assemblies, is certainly important. In a large crowd, many would come just to see what all the activity was all about. Others had heard that Jesus was giving out food, healing, or other miracles. Some came simply for the spectacle, others to get something. There were however, a few who were looking for truth.

  • On Making New Year’s Resolutions

    On Making New Year’s Resolutions

    Paul said that he really wants to do right things. The problem was that when he sets out to do them he found that it was nearly impossible for him to perform them. Paul said that it was the sin that was dwelling within his heart that prevented him from keeping his resolutions.

    Since it is so hard to keep our New Year’s Resolutions should we just not make any resolutions at all? Even if we did whatever we wanted to do, many of us have already have tried, that and it made us even more miserable that if we tried not to do them and failed.

    The answer is to go ahead and make the resolutions, and determine to do them. Then pray and ask the Holy Spirit to enable us to perform all of our good intentions. Then when we fail, we repent and get back up and try again. We continue to try and be better, with the help of the Holy Spirit, for the rest of our life. Over the course of time we will get better at overcoming sin and temptation. Eventually some of the most troublesome sins will fall away. (only to come back when you least expect them).

  • Doctrine, Encouragement, For Christians, Jesus Church, Rob Robinson, Sanctification

    Posted on December 22nd, 2012

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    Being Set Apart For the Lord is a Lifelong Process

    Being Set Apart For the Lord is a Lifelong Process

    From Rob’s new book; “365 Prophecies”

    At the moment we confessed our sins to Jesus and believed upon Him as our Savior, He “justified” us before God. The word “Justified” means that we are no Just-as-if-I, had never sinned. The Blood of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins, washed away every trace of our sin and made them as if they never existed.

    Secondly, we were then “Sanctified”, meaning that we were “set apart” to belong to Jesus forever. We become His Possession. I really like the thought of belonging to Jesus, because I know the wonderful care He gives to those things that belong to Him.

    Once we believe in Jesus, God sets us apart for Himself. This is the act of Sanctification. This process will not be finished until our life here on earth is complete and we go home to heaven to be with the Lord. Everyday we must set ourselves apart for Jesus. We make decisions hour by hour that either speak of our desire to belong to the Lord, or our longing to belong to this world. We make many good decisions that please the Lord, we also choose wrong words or actions many times, that are not pleasing to Him. Thankfully, when we fail, He does not stop loving us, or abandon us. Jesus is faithful to us, even when we are unfaithful to Him. He is very patient towards us, and understands our frame; that we are made from the weak and unstable elements of earth. The entire process of being fully set apart for the Lord is a daily, step by step process, where we draw closer and closer to the Lord as we reject the things of this world, and the desires of our flesh that do not please the Lord.

  • The Desolations of America

    The Desolations of America

    In 1644, Roger Williams penned the famous work; “The Bloody Tenet”. This chronicle of Christian religious liberty was the basis for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    Roger Williams was considered a “Separatist” who believed that only Christianity held the key to eternal life. In spite of his firm stance on Jesus only for salvation, he pushed for acceptance by government for the allowance of all religions to worship God in the manner to which they saw fit.

    Mr. Williams believed that the only way that Christians could thrive in their faith was if the government was kept from interference in how and where believers could exercise their faith. This could only be possible if all religions were protected by the government.

    The purpose of the “Bloody Tenet” was to allow the influence of Religion in the government of the United States, while at the same time, preventing Government from establishing a state religion to which they could control, as with the Church of England. At no time did Mr. Williams ever consider that the government would preclude Christianity from influencing government. At the time the Constitution was framed, a majority of the signers were believers in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • Doctrine, Fulfilled Prophecy, Jesus v. Religion, Rob Robinson, Salvation

    Posted on October 12th, 2012

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    Prophecy of the Messiah Being Made Sin For Us

    Prophecy of the Messiah Being Made Sin For Us

    When Jesus died on the Cross, He was taking upon Himself all of the sins of the world. Every person who has been born or ever will be born, as they have descended from Adam, all had have their sins atoned for by Jesus sacrifice. All sins for all time were taken upon Jesus when He went to the Cross. All that anyone has to do to take advantage of the sacrifice Jesus has made for them is to come to Jesus in true humility and be willing to repent of all their sins. Then a confession is made that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of their life. Finally, to live and abide in Jesus for the rest of your life, seeking to bring him glory and honor by the way that you live your life.

    We should never think of our sins as being simply covered up by Jesus sacrifice. This is not the meaning of the atonement that He made upon the cross. In order for God to be able to remove our sins from our record, the penalty for those sins had to be paid. In human terms, when we think of forgiveness, we believe that the wrong is still there, but we chose to pass over the mistake and maintain a relationship with the one who offended us. Biblical forgiveness of sin is much different. The wrongs that we have committed must suffer the penalty for those errors. God said; “The soul that sins will die…”

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