Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Blessed Launch


     Today, Brother Bob asks my friends everywhere what are you willing to do for our Lord Jesus? Are you willing to deny your flesh and everything in this world to reach out to this lost world and save multitudes of sinners? Pictured above Jesus told us to make a blessed launch by saying at Luke 5:4 Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Be fishers of men and offer salvation everywhere; Tell people everywhere to repent, stop sinning, make Jesus God of their lives, and daily remember that Jesus died on the cross for them, was buried, and rose again. Proverbs 11:30 tells us The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. James 5:20 says Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

      How far into the deep and out of your comfort zone will you travel to win a lost soul? Jesus as God said at Isaiah 6:8 Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Right now respond and say Here am I (Lord Jesus); send me. Go from timidity to courage, from profession to possession, from contraction and shrinkage to expansion, from much ado about a multitude of small concerns to much interest in the great purpose of winning souls to the Lord Jesus, and from frivolity in the flesh to fervor in the Spirit.

     Friends, I've found that when anyone launches out into the deep with Jesus to win souls, one must totally trust in Jesus (not any person) for everything. So called friends desert us and become enemies, loved ones pass away, and other friends move away. But Jesus is a friend that sticketh closer than any brother and will always be there to bless you. Proverbs 18:24 speaks of a friend that sticketh closer than a brother and this is Jesus. Also Proverbs 3:5 promises Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel (defined as calm your nerves) and marrow to thy bones (defined as refreshment from a cup of cold water).

     Pictured above we see a launch in the wrong direction from the deep waters to the shallows of this world. Acts 27:27 tells us the ship Paul was a prisoner on moved from 20 fathoms to 15 fathoms saying But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria (sea), about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; And sounded, and found it 20 fathoms, and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it 15 fathoms. Instead christians must move from 15 fathoms to 20 fathoms and launch out in the right direction into the deep to win lost souls everywhere to our Lord Jesus.

     Saints that live daily for Jesus are not descending into this fading world but ascending to blessedness in the eternal peaceful kingdom of God. When a saint gets saved, they begin with emancipation and end with ascension. They begin with a second birth being born again and end with freedom from the second death (the lake of fire). They begin with a quickening from the dead and end with a triumph over death.

     Friend reading this anywhere, Brother Bob encourages you to rise from things terrestial to things celestial; tire of the microscopic and the cheap and hunger for the majestic and the priceless. Lose life's shallow worries and launch out into the deep with visions of multitudes of souls being saved in the unchartered deep. Instead of toying with trivialities, launch out into this lost world with its restless millions waiting in hunger to hear about the Bread of Life (Jesus) and sitting in darkness longing for someone to tell them about the Light (Jesus). Forget the tiddley winking and contemplate the tremendous.

     Pictured above, Elizabeth Prentiss spoke of a blessed launch into the deep when she wrote in her book Stepping Heavenward the blessed saying below:

Once earthly joy I craved
Sought peace and rest
Now thee alone Jesus I seek
Give what is best

     Alfred Tennyson, a great poet of the 1800's also learned to launch out from the shallows to the blessed deep. First at a young age Tennyson wrote O for a man to arise in me, That the man I am may cease to be. But 50 years later Tennyson learned to launch out into the blessed deep and live for the Lord Jesus writing the blessed saying below. 

I have climbed the snows of the age and gaze on the fields of the past
Where I sank with the body at times in the slough of low desire
But I hear no yelp of the beast and the man is quiet at last
As he stands on the heights of life with a glimpse of a height that is higher

     And look at two examples in the bible of great saints that experienced a blessed launch into the deep. Moses, despising ignoble anchorage in Egypt, launched out into the deeps for God, and God enabled him to bring forth mighty laws and a mighty deliverance. David, spurning the shallows, turned his life toward the deeps and by God's guidance, he gave us matchless music and ruled a mighty empire. 

As you launch from the shallows to the blessed deep
Sing the hymn below
Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night
Into thy freedom, gladness, and light
Jesus I come, Jesus I come

Out of my want and into thy wealth
Out of my sickness and into thy health
Out of my sin, and into thy self
Jesus, I come to thee 


     Pictured above the bible encourages us to launch out into the blessed deep and abound sharing the overflowing blessings of the Lord Jesus to multitudes in this fading world. Philippians 1:9 tells us And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. 

     Jesus wants us to live an abundant life that bears much fruit reaching out to the depths of this lost world instead of remaining in the shallows of a selfish life where one tragically says the poem below:

I ponder not the farthest reach of yon infinitude, the sea
These ripples on the silver beach trace wonder vast enough for me

     No, Jesus wants us to leave the selfish shallows and experience a blessed launch bearing much fruit into the unknown depths of this world to win lost multitudes to our Lord Jesus. Jesus does not want us to be branches scantily clustered, nor trees sparsely fruited, nor field miserly productive. Jesus tells us at John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Jesus also said at John 10:10 that He came that we might have life, and that we might have it more abundantly.

     Jesus always encouraged saints to launch out into the deep to reach lost souls with the blessed gospel all over this earth. Jesus insisted that we go beyond mere requirements saying at Matthew 5:41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain (two miles). Then Jesus told us to forgive anyone seven times seventy. Brother Bob says friend anywhere Jesus will bless you with the promises listed below if today you launch out into the deep to win the lost to our Lord Jesus and leave your selfish shallows.

Jesus will calm you through any conflict
Jesus will direct you through any doubt
Jesus will fan you through any faintness
Jesus will guide you through any gloom
 Jesus will help you through any hazard
 Jesus will prompt you through any perplexity
 Jesus will be your star through sorrowful nights
      Jesus will be your voice through any violence    

     And pictured above notice how John 15:15 speaks of an ascending scale of blessing for any saint who chooses to launch out into the deep to win souls for Jesus and leave the selfish shallows. John 15:15 says Henceforth, I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what His Lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you. Notice the ascending scale of John 15:15 that begins with servantship, growing into friendship, and finally ascending into blessed revelations from God the Father.

     I end today's bible study speaking about a blessed missionary named Robert Moffat pictured above who launched out into the blessed deep to win multitudes of South Africans to our Lord Jesus in the 1800's. Read the story below of how Dr. Robert Moffat's obedience led to the salvation of millions of souls throughout Africa.

     In 1842, Dr. Robert Moffat, the Scottish missionary, returned to England to recruit missionaries to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus to lost sinners in South Africa. One night during a snowstorm in London, Dr. Moffat was greatly disappointed to find only a few women attending a church service he was scheduled to preach. Jesus told Dr. Moffat to preach from Proverbs 8:4 Unto you O men I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. Even though no men were present at this church service, Robert Moffat obeyed Jesus and preached a sermon for men to become missionaries to Africa from Proverbs 8:4.

     As Dr. Moffat said to himself Jesus why would you have me preach a sermon about men to only women, he failed to notice a little boy in the loft of the church who rang the bell. Dr. Moffat was greatly surprised when this little boy came down from the loft at the invitation to be saved and become a missionary to Africa. This little boy came down to the altar, got saved and surrendered his life to go to Africa and preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

     The little boy's name was David Livingstone who won over a million souls to the Lord Jesus throughout Africa during the 1800's. It's a good thing that Robert Moffat obeyed Jesus and preached Proverbs 8:4 about men to save David Livingstone. Because of Dr. Moffat's obedience to preach a message about men to women, David Livingstone got saved and millions in Africa got saved. If Dr. Moffat did not obey Jesus and preached a message for women, millions of souls in Africa would be in hell right now. How important it is to obey Jesus when our flesh, the world, and our surroundings say to move in a different direction. Be like Dr. Moffat and obey Jesus no matter what it looks like and multitudes all over this earth will be blessed. The one soul we reach for Jesus could be a David Livingstone that saves millions to the Lord Jesus.

     I've enjoyed writing this bible study today that I pray in Jesus names blesses multitudes on this earth with great peace. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Avoiding Mediocrity


     Today, Brother Bob encourages my friends everywhere to be magnificent and not mediocre christians. Come out of do littleness and do nothingness into doing much for our Lord Jesus Christ. No more halfway for Jesus but all the way for Jesus. Don't be lazy and waste your life away on selfish desires. Life moves fast; so use each moment to witness and save souls. Tell people everywhere to get saved, repent, stop sinning, make Jesus their God and remember daily that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

     Ecclesiastes 9:10 says Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. When was the last time you shared Jesus with someone and won a soul to our Lord Jesus? Every saint should win at least one soul to our Lord Jesus every year. Luke 15:10 says Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.


    Notice the two pictures above and don't be mediocre like a farmer having modern farming equipment that chose to cut his wheat with only an ancient Babylonian scythe from the Euphrates valley. Avoid mediocrity and laziness by choosing to devote all the time of your life sharing Jesus with lost sinners all over this earth. Avoid being mediocre like a man that plows only 4 furrows when he has 10 furrows to plow. Or like a person that plays only 10 strings on a 1000 string harp.

     Avoid mediocrity like the stenographer with two bright keen eyes and ten super fingers who shuts one eye and only uses three fingers to type. Avoid mediocrity like the owner of a battleship with 24 guns that only uses 5 of these guns to fight the enemy. Avoid mediocrity where when a piano has to be moved in a church, many members volunteer to move only the chair.

Don't Live A Mediocre Life Like Solomon Grundy
Solomon Grundy
Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
Sick on Thursday
Worse on Friday
Died on Saturday
Dead on Sunday
Thus ends the life of Solomon Grundy

     Avoid mediocrity and choose to please the Lord Jesus and not man. Colossians 3:23 tells us And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. Don't be mediocre and just subdue sparrows and catch rabbits; Become a lion tamer and be willing to reach out to the untamed lost of this world through witnessing about Jesus on this internet or as a missionary to a remote land. 

     Faithfulness needed, we have been false too many times. Heroism needed, we have shown cowardice too many times. Humbleness needed, we have shown pride too many days, forgetting that God resisteth the proud. Volunteers called for, we have served only through conscription and pressing coercion all too often. Applied christianity is needed, but we have been content with implied christianity. Devotional vitality demanded and we have been content with mere formality. Too many men have chosen to become famous worldly giants and have become spiritual pygmies. The wisdom which is earthly, sensual, devilish we have often manifested instead of the true wisdom (Jesus and the Word of God).

     Instead of being only mediocre, choose to live a normal life and grow by shining Jesus brighter and brighter each day of your life. Learn from nature to become better and reach more souls for Jesus each day displaying growth to shine Jesus to this lost world. From the rill (tiny brook) to the river, from the river to the ocean, from the bud to the blossom, from the blossom to the fruit, from the acorn to the oak, from the microscopic cell to the coral reef. Mark 4:28 tells us For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself: first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. Like nature, grow by reading and memorizing the Word of God daily. Psalm 1 promises that God will prosper and fix everything in your life if you daily memorize the scriptures and the Word of God. 

     I pray in Jesus name that like the picture above, our inner brooks of the peace of Jesus break out into flowing rivers that widen into spiritual oceans of living water. Don't just gather mere handfuls of flowers for petty pleasures and personal adornment when there are fields white unto the harvest calling us to bring in the sheaves and save lost souls for Jesus. Psalm 126:6 promises He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed (the Word of God), shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves (souls won to our Lord Jesus) with him.   

     Get out of your personal comfort zone and launch out into the deep for our Lord Jesus to win souls. What are you willing to do today to win souls to our Lord Jesus? Jesus said at Luke 5:4 Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets (to be fishers of men and win souls) for a draught. Don't be content to keep the anchor of your ship voyaging to save lost sinners busier and more overworked than your rudder.

     Avoid mediocrity with much profession oft and little possession oft; measuring inches oft when God demands yards and miles; weighing inches oft when God demands pounds and tons; appearing as platters clean only on the outside, while filthy sinfulness has dominion on the inside. 

     Avoid mediocrity; Don't just use a pushcart when you can use a locomotive. Don't just be a puny pygmy piddling potter clay in the face of peaks when you can be a magnificent blessing for our Lord Jesus. Don't just choose to creep along like a sluggard; choose to lay hold on the plough handles for Jesus and bear much fruit for our Lord Jesus. Jesus told us at Luke 9:62 No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

     Right now say I'm gonna be magnificent and not mediocre for Jesus because John 15:8 says Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit (not a little bit of fruit) so shall ye be my disciples. Also say Jesus I'm gonna grow up and put away childish mediocre worldly lusts and become your faithful servant because 1 Corinthians 13:11 says When I was  child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Read DL Moody's advice on how to become magnificent instead of mediocre
SAVED AND SAVING BY DL MOODY

     One day I saw a steel engraving that I like very much. I thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen at the time and I bought it. It was a picture of a woman coming out of the water and clinging with both arms to the cross. There she came out of the drowning waves with both arms around the cross, perfectly safe. 

     Afterward, I saw another picture that spoiled this one for me entirely; It was so much more lovely. It was a picture of a person coming out of the dark waters with one arm clinging to the cross and with the other she was lifting some one else out of the waves. This is what I like. Keep a firm hold upon the cross, but always try to rescue another from drowning. Don't just be mediocre and cling to the cross by yourself with both arms. Become magnificent and cling to the cross with one arm, and reach out with your other arm to save lost sinners all over this earth.

     As always, it is a blessing to send these bible studies all over this earth that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes with peace. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.  

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Revelations From God's Holy Word


     For our first revelation today say James 4:14 pictured above Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Note that our life on this earth is like a vapour that is seen a moment and then vanisheth away. The time of our life on this earth moves quickly. Therefore make the most of each second of your life to save souls. The bible says that NOW is the time to get saved. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee; behold, now is the accepted time; behold now is the day of salvation. Get saved today and repent, decide to stop sinning, make Jesus God of your life, and daily remember that Jesus died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again.

     Make the most of your lives to live for Jesus daily and do not waste your time on fading worldly pleasures. Satisfaction and joy will only occur when we tell people about the Lord Jesus and win souls. I wish I could relive all the times I wasted on worldly pleasures of watching meaningless sporting events and study the treasures from the Word of God that lasts forever. Life on this earth is so short like a thin footprint upon a sea lashed shore; like the stay of a postman; like a glimpse of a passing ship; and like a quick burst of music down a crowded street. Psalm 90:9 says For all our days are passed away in thy wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told.

THE GREATEST BARRIER TO GETTING PEOPLE SAVED
People are not willing to be saved by God's WAY and TIME
God's WAY is JESUS
God's TIME is NOW 

     Friends everywhere, TODAY NOW is the time to get saved. Hebrews 4:7 says Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. We are not promised tomorrow and what we do with Jesus on this earth determines where we go forever. There is no purgatory and second chance to repent and be saved after this life on this earth. The rich man in hell had no second chance after he died on this earth; Because he rejected Jesus as God, he could not leave hell and was tormented forevermore. If we repent now on this earth and make Jesus our God, we go to heaven in peace forever. If anyone keeps sinning and denies Jesus as God, when they die on this earth, they go to hell and the lake of fire to be tormented forevermore.

     Unfortunately, multitudes of people say tomorrow I'll get saved while I enjoy sinful worldly pleasures. Tomorrow is the philosophy of fools; the subterfuge (deceit) of procrastinators; the day that never is. Tomorrow is a ship in which many have gone to shipwreck; a lamp that failed and left many in eternal darkness; a key that has locked many in dungeons of despair; and an inexorable (impossible to stop) jailor that has imprisoned many behind hell's bars. Tomorrow is the road that has often led to the house of never. Don't say tomorrow I'll get saved; Say I'll get saved Today NOW.

     The prophet Zechariah told us to get saved NOW at Zechariah 1:4 that says Turn ye NOW from your evil ways and from your evil doings; but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord. Because of the brevity of life and the length of eternity, get saved now today; Because of the horror of hell's infernal drums that beat to the ceaseless groans of the lost who rejected the Lord Jesus amid incessant and unmitigated torment, get saved now today. 

     Just think about the blessedness of heaven where you can go if you get saved now today. Heaven is a place where saved saints shall have an eternity of bliss in Jesus' glorified presence, in a place where there is no unhallowed ambition, no strife, and no sin; where all songs are songs of love; where the trees are trees of life, where there is fulness of joy and pleasures forevermore.

     Today's second revelation is how the Lord Jesus knows everything about this earth and our lives. Pictured above we see that this universe is made of molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons, and electrons. Molecules house atoms that hold protons, neutrons, and electrons. Jesus knows each molecule, atom, proton, neutron, and electron of this universe. How blessed to know that Jesus knows everything in this universe, even to the smallest molecule, atom, proton, neutron, and electron.

     And friends everywhere, how comforting to know that Jesus understands everything about your lives and cares about you. The bible says that Jesus knows the numbers of the hairs on your head, the number of your footsteps, your downsitting and uprising, and all your ways at all times and in all places. Take time to say Psalm 139 and praise Jesus; O Lord thou hast searched me and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain unto it.

     Don't worry about anything friends. If Jesus can see the little sparrows and protect them daily, Jesus will fix every problem in our lives. Matthew 10:29 says Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

     I pray in Jesus name that anyone who forevermore reads this will remember that Jesus lives in them and will arise and say to any storm peace be still creating a great calm. Mark 4:39 tells us And He (Jesus) arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Jesus made the raging waves to lie down like sleeping dogs at His feet and the winds howling like maniacs to whisper like babes softly in sleep.

     For our final revelation today, we see pictured above how several disciples saved Paul's life by lowering him in a basket down a wall to escape from Jews who counselled to kill him. Acts 9:23 says And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him (Paul). But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 

     Now note how important the disciples were to keeping Paul alive. If it wasn't for these disciples lowering Paul down a wall in a basket and saving his life, most of the bible would not have been written by Paul. Friend reading this anywhere, you might feel that you are not that important and do only small things for our Lord Jesus. But like these disciples, you are important whenever you do anything to help the saints of God preach the Lord Jesus to lost sinners.

     Remember we are all one team working for Jesus to save lost sinners all over this earth. A kind word, visiting the sick and afflicted, and assisting the fatherless and widows in their affliction helps save lost souls and shine the Lord Jesus to this lost world. Neighbor, our good works don't save us, but Jesus will reward us at the bema judgment seat for all our kind deeds that lets the world see the Lord Jesus in our lives.


     For my final thought today, take time to read how DL Moody, the greatest preacher of the 1800's who won thousands to our Lord Jesus, got saved. When DL Moody was 18, he applied for a job at a shoe store. The owner of the shoe store told DL Moody that he had to go to church in order to get the job. At first, DL Moody said I don't want to go to church but to get the job DL Moody went to church that Sunday. 

     When DL Moody arrived at church that Sunday morning, he attended sunday school taught by a little unnamed elderly woman. This little old woman taught DL Moody about Jesus and as a result DL Moody got saved and became one the greatest preachers ever, winning millions in the USA and England to the Lord Jesus. Now note that if it wasn't for this little elderly sunday school teacher, DL Moody would not have been saved and millions of lost sinners would have died and went to hell. DL Moody is one of Brother Bob's heros. In the 1800's before planes existed, DL Moody traveled across the Atlantic Ocean several times to England where thousands awaited him on the shores of Great Britain to hear about the Lord Jesus. Millions of sinners in America and England got saved and made Jesus their God because of DL Moody and a little unknown elderly sunday school teacher who loved our Lord Jesus.

      You see how important each one of us is when we share Jesus with this world. Brother Bob might not have his name in lights like this elderly sunday school teacher; but if this book for Jesus can reach one person anywhere on this earth, that person could reach multitudes for Jesus Christ. Right now say with me, it's not about Brother Bob, it's not about DL Moody or his sunday school teacher, and it's not about me, It's all about lifting up the Lord Jesus. Jesus said at John 12:32 And I, if I (Jesus) be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. 

     Note DL Moody's blessed saying pictured above: A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul. DL Moody also said go to heaven first class by saying Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust, and not be afraid instead of going to heaven second class by saying Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

What DL Moody saw when he left this earth and entered heaven

     A few hours before entering the homeland, DL Moody caught a glimpse of the glory awaiting him. Awakening from a sleep, he said, Earth recedes, heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet. There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go. His son who was standing by his bedside said, No, no, father, you are dreaming.

     No, said Mr. Moody, I am not dreaming: I have been within the gates: I have seen the children's faces. A short time elapsed and then, following what seemed to the family to be the death struggle he spoke again: This is my triumph; this my coronation day. It is glorious.

Directions On How To Fight The Devil
If you got a fist, fight the devil
If you got a foot, kick the devil
If you got any teeth, chew on the devil
And if you got dentures, take them out and gum the devil to death

A Blessed Hymn
Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night
Into thy freedom, gladness, and light
Jesus I come, Jesus I come

Out of my want and into thy wealth
Out of my sickness and into thy health
Out of my sin, and into thy self
Jesus I come to thee

     I pray in Jesus name this bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N. Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Getting Married And Ruling With Jesus


THE BRIDE CHURCH'S WEDDING GOWN

     Today we will learn what the bride church will wear in heaven with our Lord Jesus. How blessed to know that the church and all believers in Jesus as God will be clothed in fine linen forever. Revelation 19:7 says Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him (Jesus), for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her (the bride church) was granted that she should be arrayed (clothed) in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

     Now why does Jesus clothe saints with fine linen? It's because there are so many blessings associated with fine linen discussed below that display Jesus to this world. First, next to other natural fibers like cotton or wool, fine linen is much glossier. Therefore, if saints put on fine linen daily or God's righteousness, saints will have a glossy, sheen, shine, and glow for all eternity. Friends get saved and decide to stop sinning by repenting, make Jesus your God and let fine linen clothe you as you shine Jesus to lost sinners. Daily put on your fine linen (that is Jesus who is righteousness stated at 1 Corinthians 1:30) by saying I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Let the devil know that the blood of Jesus has overcome him, evil must pass over you, and that the blood of Jesus has cleansed you from all sin.

     Note that fine linen does not glow of itself. It is dependent upon light shining on it. Like linen, saints have to let the Light of God (Jesus) shine on and from us. Put on daily your fine linen and let the light of Jesus reflect from your faces by your daily actions to this fading world. Friends, saved saints are the bride of Christ and daily we must make ourselves ready for the return of our groom Jesus by putting on fine linen by faith in Jesus. 

     Revelation 16:15 tells us Behold, I (Jesus) come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. As you put on your fine linen, think about and say Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (hangover from being drunk), and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 

     Alright, note that pictured above King David wore fine linen when he danced before the ark of God. Fine linen was the clothing worn by kings of royalty throughout history. Also the high priest in ancient Israel wore a robe and a mitre (crown) made of fine linen. At the dedication of the first temple, the priests wore fine linen. Like these kings and priests of the bible, saved saints will also wear fine linen as kings and priests living forever in royalty with our Lord Jesus in the kingdom. 

     This is proven by Revelation 1:5 promising that saints will be kings and priests clothed in fine linen forever like King David and the priests. The blessed scripture says And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

     OK, now let's see how fine linen is made. The vegetable fibers from the Egyptian flax plant are used to produce fine linen. Fine linen is defined in greek as byssinos (byssos) or the Egyptian flax plant. Ancient egyptians used fine linen because it is pure, ecologically safe, and an anti allergen fabric. And fine linen is very costly, delicate, precious, soft, and white. This is why our Lord Jesus clothes saints with fine linen to make them pure, clean, precious, shining, brilliant, clear, transparent, and white as snow washed by the blood of Jesus.

     Note also that fine linen is strong, durable, and lasts forever like the Word of God Jesus. Psalm 119:89 says For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in heaven. Linen is three times stronger than cotton fabrics. When ancient egyptians buried pharoahs in tombs, fine linen was used to wrap their bodies for preservation. Today tombs of pharoahs from the time of Exodus have been discovered with 3000 year old linen wrappings that are still intact. These fine linen wrappings have not been damaged by worms or germs and have withstood humidity and time.

     Like the ancient egyptians, Jesus clothes his saints with fine linen to preserve them forever in beauty as His bride. 1 Peter 1:5 says Who (the church) are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. And Brother Bob's favorite bible verse 2 Timothy 4:18 says And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 


     Next, notice that fine linen becomes softer and whiter the more it is washed over time. Also, when fine linen is first made it does not have much elasticity and easily wrinkles. But the more the fine linen gets washed by water, the less prone to wrinkles it becomes. Like fine linen, saints need to daily wash themselves and remove wrinkles by continually meditating and memorizing the Word of God (Jesus). Ephesians 5:26 tells us That He (Jesus) might sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing of water by the Word. 

     It is also said that linen needs a lot of washing because its absorbancy makes it susceptible to stain. It absorbs water and sweat easily (making it a cooler fabric to wear). Also, it's easier to iron out wrinkles from fine linen when it is damp and wet. So saints remember to daily wash your fine linen and prepare for the soon return of our Lord Jesus by daily meditating on the Word of God that washes and removes the wrinkles from your fine linen. As a result, saints everywhere can proclaim Ephesians 5;27 That He (Jesus) might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing but that it should be holy and without blemish.

     Absorb daily Gods Spirit and let His Spirit permeate the fabric of your being. Let God's loving Holy Ghost heat press out your spiritual wrinkles while you become saturated with the spiritual water of His Word and Spirit. Then like fine linen, the more we are washed by remembering the Word of God, the softer, whiter, shinier, and less wrinkly we will become. And Jesus can present His saints to the Father without fine linen's two most prone flaws; not having any spots or wrinkles. What a glorious time when God's church is showcased in its clean, white, brilliantly glowing, unwrinkled wedding gown. This is the type of righteousness that Christ's bride must daily wear.

THE PROPHECY ABOUT THE EASTERN GATE



     After Jesus clothes His saints with fine linen at the marriage supper of the Lamb, Jesus will return with His saints ruling on white horses to the Mount of Olives and enter through the eastern gate of the temple pictured above to be King of this earth for 1000 years. In the first picture above we see the Mount of Olives overlooking the Kidron Valley that is before the shut eastern gate of the temple in the second picture above surrounding the city of Jerusalem.


     Now notice in the picture above the prophecy stated by Ezekial about the eastern gate of the temple at Ezekial 44:1 that says Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east and it was shut. Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut; it shall not be opened; and no man shall enter in by it; because the Lord the God of Israel hath entered in by it; therefore it shall be shut. It is for the prince (the Prince of Peace Jesus); the prince, He shall sit in it to eat bread before the Lord; He shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate and shall go out by the way of the same.

     Jesus fulfilled Ezekial's prophecy by causing the eastern gate to be shut to this day after He (the Lord God of Israel) entered into the eastern gate during His triumphal entry into Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. This is proven by Luke 19:37-45 when the Lord Jesus descended down the Mount of Olives through the Kidron valley into the eastern gate of the temple during His triumphal entry. 

     First Luke 19:37 shows Jesus descending down the Mount of Olives saying And when He (Jesus) was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen. Next Luke 19:41 shows Jesus going through the Kidron valley saying And when He (Jesus) was come near, He beheld the city (Jerusalem) and wept over it. Then in the first picture above Luke 19:45 shows Jesus entering into the eastern gate of the temple saying And He (Jesus) went into the temple and began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.

     After the Lord Jesus went through the eastern gate fulfilling Ezekial's prophecy, the eastern gate has been shut to this day. A few centuries ago, an arab sheik did not believe Jesus was God and didn't care what Ezekial had to say about the eastern gate. This arab sheik said I'm gonna open the eastern gate myself and prove that Jesus is not God. Hallelujah, this arab sheik was not able to open the eastern gate and it remains shut to this day. And no man will be able to open this eastern gate before Jesus returns to this earth. 

     According to Ezekial, the eastern gate will remain shut until the Prince of Peace (the Lord Jesus) opens the eastern gate when He returns to the Mount of Olives on this earth to rule and reign as King of kings for 1000 glorious years. Jesus will soon as the Prince of Peace enter and open this eastern gate to eat bread before the Lord and celebrate his millenial reign as King of this earth for 1000 years. 

     Zechariah 14:4 proclaims And His (Jesus') feet shall stand in that day (when Jesus returns to this earth) upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. When Jesus' feet divide the Mount of Olives, it will remove the muslim's graveyard before the eastern gate and bust open the shut doors of the eastern gate, fulfilling Ezekial's prophecy about the eastern gate. You go King Jesus and enter the eastern gate and eat your bread before the Lord proclaiming to this earth that you are the King of kings for 1000 years.

A BLESSED THOUGHT
In the old testament sheep died for the shepherd
In the new testament the shepherd died for the sheep

     As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Crags Or The Cages



     Pictured above we see that eagles can either be free on a crag (a high rock) or confined to a comfortable cage. The bible says christians are like eagles. Isaiah 40:31 says But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. And according to Psalm 103:5 a christian's youth is renewed like the eagles.

Like eagles christians must choose between a crag or a comfortable cage

I'd rather be a lean bird in the woods
Than a fat bird in a cage

I was born in a field 
Don't put me in a flowerpot

     A caged eagle beating his bars with his wings in a cage is a sad sight. But sadder still is a fat old eagle who has given up dreaming about the mountain crags and has resigned himself to the captivity of a comfortable cage. Eagles were never meant for an imprisoned life; They belong to the heights and the wild freedom of lonely peaks and solitary outlooks. Eagles are safer in zoos, but eagles are made to fly free by the mountain peaks. Ships are safer in harbors, but ships are made to sail on the oceans.

     Like eagles, many christians and churches don't want their comforable nests stirred up with a revival. These saints need to mount up on wings of faith to breath the mountain air of victorious living instead of smothering in the cages of conformity. Christians need to beat their wings in protest against the bars of this world longing for the blessed heights of the crags.

     Take time to meditate on the following two scriptures telling christians to leave comfortable cages in this world and launch out for Jesus up to the blessed high crags. Galatians 5:1 says Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. 2 Timothy 2:3 says Thou therefore endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

     Today, preachers have to choose whether to be a powerful saint on a crag or a powerless catholic priest in a comfortable cage. I don't have to confess my sins through a knothole to a latin speaking, bead counting, robe wearing priest that calls himself a father and the bird ain't even married and to top it off he dresses like mama. And I ain't waitin for some cardinals to blow some black smoke out of a chimney to find a pope; I'm waiting for the Lord Jesus to descend from heaven and blow a shout and get caught up to the clouds to find a Saviour. 

     Unfortunately the trend in most churches today is from the crags down to comfortable cages. Many christians today are prisoners in cages behind the bars of habit, fear, doubt and sin. These saints need to wait on the Lord and mount up to blessed high crags with wings as eagles. As pilgrims and strangers in this world, saints are a different breed and birds of another feather. Christians are on a migration to the kingdom of God and should not settle down in this fading world. Don't feather your nest and get too comfortable in this world and not be able to fly for Jesus up to the crags.

     Today, too many preachers have sold their liberty for a comfortable cage in some ecclesiastical menagerie. Afraid to be lean and lone, unwilling to face the storms and brave the heights to win souls for Jesus, many comfortable caged saints become fat and foul in their cages of conformity to this world. Better to be a free preacher who can walk into a pulpit responsible only unto God than to be somebody's ventriloquist dummy. God grant us a stirring revival that will get rid of the nests of our complacency and open the doors of our cages and send us up to the crags of high and holy living.

     Pictured above we see Esau, choosing to be a comfortable caged bird by selling his birthright for some pottage food. Many saints like Esau choose to pile up worldly possessions without and become paupers within. Instead of being blessed eagles on high peaks, these saints like Esau choose to be fat old birds in gilded cages living in sinful and smug ease. Friends unlike Esau, risk security to win liberty instead of selling liberty to win security. Mark 8:36 tells us For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

      Launch out for Jesus and get out of your comfort zone, willing to go the extra mile anywhere Jesus sends you to win the lost all over this earth to the Lord Jesus. Tell people everywhere to get saved,  repent, decide to stop sinning, and make Jesus their God while they daily look to the cross. Tell the devil daily I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus that overcame you devil, cleansed me of all my sins, and evil must pass over me.

     Next notice in the picture above a mother eagle and her baby. Deuteronomy 32:11 tells us how this mother eagle trains her baby to fly saying As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings; So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. Mother eagles push their babies out of their comfortable nests and teach them to learn how to fly up to blessed crags on wings of faith.

     The early church was like blessed baby eagles leaving their comfortable nests in the world to witness Jesus everywhere around this earth. Acts 8:4 says Therefore, they that were scattered abroad (the early church) went everywhere preaching the word. Today, instead of sitting (only on Sunday morning for an hour) in a fancy comfortable church nest that costs several million dollars, scatter out like baby eagles by witnessing Jesus everywhere on this earth all week.

     Saints, like the eagles, let's travel to blessed high mountain crags and spend time with our Lord Jesus away from the comfortable cages of this troubled world so we can see the whole picture and vision of God's plan for our lives. Pictured above, Habakkuk got up into this watchtower away from the crowds to hear what God had to say. Habakkuk 2:1 says I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it; For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 

     Like Habbakuk, choose to be a lone eagle taking time to hear from our Lord Jesus instead of being a parrot mimicking the lost people of this world. The best way to avoid a comfortable cage is to find a crag. Elijah, Amos, John the Baptist, and Jesus found crags to worship the Lord in the desert, wilderness, and on mountainsides. Elijah could stand up against Ahab and Jezebel because he had first taken time at a blessed crag before the Lord Jesus. Ahab was small potatos after this. Jesus rose up a great while before it was day and went to a solitary place (a blessed crag) to pray. Like Jesus, we all need to take time daily at a blessed crag alone with God away from the maddening crowds and strife of this troubled world.  

     Leaving a comfortable cage to go to a blessed crag with God requires denial of self. Jesus said at Luke 9:23 If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. A high soul will take the high road;  A low soul will take the low road; And in between on the dusty flats the rest drift to and fro. Some saints take the low road and end in disgrace; others take the plateau because it's comfortable; But here and there a few make up their minds to reach higher ground on the blessed high road. 

     The air's fresher and the view's better up on the high road with Jesus. Don't stop halfway on your way up to a blessed crag to take a distracting look at a trivial matter in this troubled world. Don't allow your hobbies to become hobbles. Not many people are up on this high road, but Jesus and the company that's up there is mighty good. People in the valleys of this world might ridicule the saints in the high crags, but the difference is worth the distance. 

     Be like Paul, and be a lone eagle on a crag with Jesus getting a vision to lead the people. Remember you can see more territory when you are alone with God on a high crag. You can't see the forest for the trees when you are in a comfortable cage of conformity in this world. Don't say I've changed my convictions because the climate has changed. We don't change our convictions by the climate of this world; Our convictions ought to be governed by our conscience enlightened by the scripture and the Holy Ghost.

     God usually gives visions to one man and the implementation of the vision to many men. Visions usually don't come in committee meetings or discussion groups. Notice that Acts 16:10 says And after he (Paul) had seen the vision, immediately we (the church) endeavored to go into Macedonia assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. Also note that Proverbs 29:18 says Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

     Now for a story about the man pictured above worshipping Jesus on a high crag. Originally three men planned to travel to this high crag from a valley. Their leader waited in the valley for them to return with a report of their observations. The first man came back with a little sprig of pine in his hand saying he couldn't get any farther; I got as far as the pines. Later in the afternoon, the second man came back with a little sprig of fir in his hand saying I almost made it but I gave out. I dared not try to go any farther; This is all I bring back. Finally, late in the afternoon, the third man pictured above came back and he didn't have anything. The leader said what do you mean bringing nothing back. The third man replied Well you told us if we made it to the high crag, we'd see the blessing of God. I didn't bring back anything, but I got to see the blessing of God and the difference was worth the distance. 

     The apostle Paul, like this man on the high crag, came down to the end of his journey and didn't have much to show for it so far as this world is concerned; He didn't have any worldly stocks or bonds. The only stocks and bonds Paul had were stocks for his feet and bonds for his wrists; The only thing Paul had to claim from this old world at the end of his journey was an old overcoat and two books proven by 2 Timothy 4:13 where Paul said The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus when thou comest bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

     Like Paul, saints might end their journey for Jesus on this earth with nothing in their hands, no fame, no money, and no honors of this earth. But friend reading this anywhere, you are a success if you've scaled the utmost heights and caught a gleam of glory bright. Remember don't ever get caught in a cage on your way up to a crag.

     To end today's bible study let's look at some saints in the bible that were lean birds in the woods that got thrown into cages. Even though these saints were caged by man, they continued to be eagles on high crags that blessed and saved multitudes by their testimonies for Jesus. Pictured above Paul was placed into Nero's prison, but he wasn't Nero's prisoner. Paul said in the book of Philemon that he was a prisoner of Jesus Christ. Paul was a lone eagle at large who tried out his wings in the desert of Arabia. Paul wasn't a captive in anybody's zoo.

     Also pictured above Micaiah was a lean bird in the woods. I know they fed him on bread and water while 400 fat birds told Ahab to Go up to Ramoth Gilead and prosper. These 400 fat false prophets were all in a cage and didn't know it.  And Daniel refused to be a fat bird in a cage when he turned down that rich food on Nebuchadnezzars's table; when he continued his devotions as usual though it meant a lion's den' when he stood at Belshazzars's feast and interpreted the handwriting on the wall; He didn't belong to the soothsayers and the smoothsayers. Daniel chose to be a lean bird in the woods.

       Amos was a lone eagle that rebuked Jeroboam for forcing the people to worship idols at Dan and Bethel. Dr. Amaziah was a fat bird in a cage that mocked and resisted Amos telling him to leave Bethel. When Amos preached at Bethel he didn't submit his manuscript to some office to a little fella in a swivel chair to go through it with a red pencil to make sure it wouldn't offend anybody. Amos didn't take the teeth out of his sermons at Tekoa and gum it at Bethel. Amos said I'm not a preacher by profession, I'm not a preacher by parentage, I'm a preacher by providence. And I didn't come to make my preaching acceptable, I came to make my preaching available. And it's not my business that you like the gospel, it's my business that you get the gospel.

     And finally history tells us Martin Luther was a free bird in the woods but Erasmus the catholic priest was a caged eagle refusing to accept reform from catholic traditions and heresy of worshipping a pope. When Bernard of Cluny wrote his scathing denunciation of the evils of his time; when Savonarola blasted the sins of Florence; when Wesley preached outdoors; and when Spurgeon rebuked the fellowship of the Baptists in the Down-Grade controversy, they were all lone eagles. The mountain air of their sermons was too breezy for some of their caged contemporaries. Remember, be like these blessed saints and refuse to be an eagle with clipped wings caught in a cage on your way up to the blessed crags.

     As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Blessed Revelations Of Biblical Mysteries


WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING?

Instead of learning about biology
Learn about Jesus the Life

Instead of learning about astronomy
Learn about Jesus the Bright and Morning Star

Instead of learning about botany
Learn about Jesus the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley

Instead of learning about the ages of rocks
Learn about Jesus The Rock Of Ages

Instead of learning about mathematics
Learn about Jesus and add to your faith
virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience,
godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity

Instead of learning about anything in this fading world
Learn about the Word and Jesus (memorize the bible)
Because Jesus is wisdom according to 1 Corinthians 1:30

Instead of getting your name written on many checks
and becoming a millionaire
Get saved repent and make Jesus your God
and have your name written in the Lamb's book of life

I just had to add this: Who is the smartest man after Jesus?
Abraham, he knew a Lot

     According to the picture above, our good works don't save us. 2 Timothy 1:9 says Who (Jesus) hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. Ephesians 2:8 says For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. And Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

     Keeping the law by good works won't save you. Only repenting (deciding to stop sinning) and making Jesus your God will save you. Don't boast about your good works. Only boast about Jesus who has us do good works to allow the light Jesus to shine to this dark sinful world. Our benevolence is badness, our religiousness is our ruin, our virtues are vices, and our works are wickedness without Jesus. Man is no good; Only Jesus is good. Psalm 39:5 tells us Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee; verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

     NO MAN IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE SAVED
NO MAN IS BAD ENOUGH THAT HE CAN NOT BE SAVED

No work of righteousness can merit salvation
If we do not believe Jesus is God

No work or unrighteousness can forfeit salvation
If we do believe Jesus is God

One is not saved by works but for works
Work From the cross and not To the cross
Get saved and believe the finished work Jesus did at the cross
instead of trying by your good works to get to the cross

We don't live right to get to heaven
We live right because we're going to heaven

Under the law, righteousness from man is required
With Jesus, righteousness for man is revealed

     A sinner 1000 times better by good works than all the claims of self righteousness has no ground of hope. But a sinner 10000 times guilty of all the works of the flesh (adultery, fornication, and murder) has no ground of despair if he gets saved by accepting Jesus as his God. These sinners that come to Jesus as their God with penitent and believing hearts will straightway be received to Jesus' bosom and be encircled in the arms of God's merciful and forgiving love. 

CHOOSE JESUS INSTEAD OF EARTHLY FAME

Earthly fame is like
A snowflake on a river
A moment seen
Then gone forever

     Don't refuse God's diamond (Jesus) and choose the devil's dirt. Don't leave God's highway (Jesus) and choose the devil's dead end street. When people don't know Jesus to relieve stress, they choose the following things to relieve stress (a liquor bottle, an atheistic friend, an infidelic book, a gambler's table, an evil woman, or an ungodly man). This is why we need to witness and tell lost sinners all over this earth to get saved, repent, and make Jesus their God.

     Only Jesus saves: not anything in this fading world. Did a liquor bottle ever sweat blood in Gethsemane for you? Did a gambler's table offer to reach down and take you out of the horrible pit and put your feet on a solid rock? Was an atheistic scholar ever crucified for you? Did any infidelic book ever take the scourge (whip) for you? Was any ungodly companion male or female ever crowned with thorns for you? Did worldly fame or political prestige ever endure shame and suffer for you? Did any pocketbook full of money ever go to the cross and save you? 

     The hummingbird pictured above let's us know that only Jesus as God can create such a beautiful bird. Magnificent is the ruby throated hummingbird displaying the glittering fragments of the rainbow's colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Can you see the seven colors of the rainbow in the hummingbird pictured above? These hummingbirds are the only land birds that can reverse their wing action moving backwards and forwards. This is why they appear to stand still in midair supporting themselves while they dip their beaks into a flower for nectar. Their wings move so rapidly that they appear only in a blur. They vibrate over 200 times per second which is six times faster than an airplane propeller. 

     These little hummingbirds travel at fast speeds; They travel 100 feet per second and a more than a mile a minute. It's amazing that God works through these small hummingbirds and marks the little sparrow's flight. Matthew 10:29 says Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. And Luke 12:6 says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

     And note how smart canadian hummingbirds are; Displaying the superiority of brain over brawn as they live and nestle in the soft warm feathers of the south bound canadian geese migrating to warm Mexico. Hunters who have shot down these canadian geese have seen these little canadian hummingbirds fly away before their airliner crashed.

     After looking at the beautiful hummingbird pictured above, only a fool would say that there is no God that created this wonderful bird. There's a story about an atheist who wanted a judge to make a holiday for atheists who did not believe in God. The atheist told the judge christians have holidays like Christmas and Easter; we need a holiday for atheists. The judge responded and said you already have a holiday: April Fool's Day because the bible says at Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. 

     And think how incredible it is for God to use the tiny bee pictured above to make one pound of honey. To make honey, bees visit red clover blossoms that contain 1/8 of a grain of sugar. 7000 grains of sugar are required to make a pound of honey. Therefore, a bee flitting here and there must visit 56000 red clover heads to secure sweetness enough for only one pound of honey. Only Jesus as God could create a bee that could perform a miracle of making honey that never spoils. Honey is the only food that never spoils. Honey exists today that is thousands of years old, that has not spoiled, and can be eaten for enjoyment. Honey never spoils because the Word Jesus is sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb. And Psalm 119:89 says For ever, O Lord thy Word is settled in heaven. The Word Jesus is like honey that never spoils and lasts forever. Psalm 12:6 declares The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

     Also note that bees make wax to protect honey that is strongly resistant to heat, enduring a temperature of 140 degrees Farenheit before melting. No other wax has such a high melting point. God did this because the bee's honey would be lost in a thin walled storage chamber softened under the influence of just moderate heat (only 70 or 80 degrees). The wax must be blessed because Jesus ate it after His resurrection. Jesus said at Luke 24:41 Have ye here any meat? And they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And He took it, and did eat before them.

WE PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER

We plough the fields and scatter the good seed on the land
But it is fed and watered by God's Almighty hand

He sends the snow in winter; the warmth to swell the grain
The breezes and the sunshine and the soft refreshing rain

He only is the Maker of all things new and far
He paints the wayside flower; He lights the evening star

The winds and waves obey Him; By Him the birds are fed
Much more to us His children; He gives our daily bread

We thank thee then O Father; For all things bright and good
The seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, and our food

Accept the gifts we offer; for all thy love imparts
And what thou most desirest; our humble thankful hearts

     I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with peace and great joy. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.