• 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • The Prophecy of a Shepherd

    The Prophecy of a Shepherd

    “I shall not want”.

    Once we have submitted our life to Jesus as “Lord”, He then can lead us. The results of being led by the Lord is that we will have no “want”. We will be content, and the longing of our heart for love and a purpose in our life will be satisfied. All the needs we have will be taken care of, as long as we keep the Lord first as Lord and Shepherd of our life.

    Though the Lord is our Shepherd, we will still suffer losses during our life. Those we love will die, friends will come and go, and material blessings will be gained and lost. There will be suffering, pain, and sorrow, but in all these things, there will be a knowledge that we are loved by God, and that we have a Shepherd who is caring for us, tending to our injuries, and comforting us in our losses. There will be no “want” for answers to life’s problems and difficulties, if we abide in and stay close to our Shepherd. There will be a confidence about us, though doubts will come, and fears will never cease. If the Lord is our Shepherd, we will always come back to a place of peace, knowing that God is for us and the He will never leave us or forsake us. In these things we will have no “want” for answers, for the Shepherd will be our abiding provider and will guide us through all of life’s perils.

  • 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: 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.

  • Abiding in Jesus, For Christians, Fulfilled Prophecy, Prayer, Rob Robinson

    Posted on January 6th, 2013

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    Prophecy of the Messiah’s Prayer

    Prophecy of the Messiah’s 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 instructions to us. 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 who 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 let the public see them praying gives us an indication of where their hearts were at. Jesus defined those who pray in this manner as “Hypocrites”. He said that they conduct their prayers in public so that they will be seen by others. He then 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.

  • Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    Prophecy: “The End of All Flesh is Before Me”

    When every new day brings news of a shooting or some other act of violence, we wonder when it will all end. It seems as though the world has become sick and there is no cure. All around us there is so much pain and suffering, it feels like the world we live in is a dark planet in some distant corner of the universe, not our home.

    There was a time when the earth also became dark and evil and the people of our planet were far from God. The Bible records that there was one man and his family who were righteous, amongst the entire population of earth, Noah.

    God told Noah that the end of all flesh was before Him. The earth was filled with violence and the wickedness of man was great on the earth. The Lord instructed Noah to prepare himself and his family for a judgement that was coming. He and his family alone, would be preserved through the darkness of what was coming upon the earth.

  • Prophecy: America Will Repeat Israel’s Greatest Error

    Prophecy: America Will Repeat Israel’s Greatest Error

    It was because of this gradual decline in the obedience of the people of Israel, forgetting the Lord’s “precepts and judgments”, that God allowed Nebuchadnezzar to siege their city and take captive their people.

    If we believe that the United States of America was called by God to be a special nation above all other nations, for the purpose of displaying His great power, love, and grace, can we as a nation avoid a similar fate if we turn away from God?

    If God did not spare Israel the invasion of a pagan nation and the total destruction and loss of everything they held dear, can we escape, if we follow the very same path they took?

    It is no secret that America is not the same country that it was in former days. We have become a social welfare nation. A dwelling place for the execution of the unborn for convenience. We have seen over the course of the past 40 years, the degradation of the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman, and the allowance of sexual sin; men with men, and women with women. Our government spends vastly more than it takes in with a current massive increase in the national debt of well over 16 Trillion dollars.

  • 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).

  • Prophecy is Directed Towards Fulfillment by God’s Sovereignty

    Prophecy is Directed Towards Fulfillment by God’s Sovereignty

    In examining the Old Testament prophecy that the Messiah will be betrayed by a friend for thirty pieces of silver. We find that God is intentionally causing the prophecy to be difficult to fulfill, by the addition of impossible requirements

    Zechariah 11:12-13 Then I said to them, “If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain.” So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.

    When we arrive at the New Testament fulfillment of these words, we find that the circumstances surrounding this fulfillment are trull stunning

    Matthew 26:14-16 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

    Israel sold her Messiah for the price of a slave who had been gored by an ox.

    Exodus 21:32 If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

    This is all that Jesus was worth to the Jews and the religious leaders of Israel. The thirty shekels that the chief priest paid Judas for the Lord’s betrayal was intended as an insult towards Jesus. Though He created everything that exists, and He came first to His own people, they insulted, rejected, and butchered Him on a Roman cross.

  • God Loves Us So Much, He Will Allow Us to Suffer

    God Loves Us So Much, He Will Allow Us to Suffer

    It is worth noting that the some of common people perceived that Jesus was the LORD, while the religious leaders, and a majority of Israel did not recognize Him. The religious leaders were filled with their own self interest and pride. The poor and common people, were constantly seeking the Lord, hoping and watching for His arrival.

    It is a fact of life that a person who is suffering or undergoing a deep time of trials, is more likely to be receptive to Jesus, than the person who is experiencing an abundance in their life. We seem to be more receptive to the Love of God when our life is severely lacking. This is the primary reason that Jesus said that the poor are “Blessed” because the kingdom of God is theirs.

    Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    Notice that Jesus does not necessarily say that a person must be poor to obtain the kingdom of heaven. He says that a person who is “poor in spirit” can obtain the kingdom of heaven. To be poor in spirit is to be humble and broken over the reality of sin in our life. To have an awareness that we are a sinner, and that we need a Savior. This kind of “spirit”, allows a person to come to God, repent of their sins, and obtain forgiveness and the blessings of eternal life, “the kingdom of heaven”.

    A person who has been living a life of material blessing, can also have a “poor spirit” that cries out to God for mercy and salvation, but it is much more unlikely that this will occur. There is something about being self sufficient in having enough money and accumulated material possessions, that prevents many people from searching for God in their life.

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