Saturday, October 20, 2018

How To Get All Your Prayers Answered And Be Blessed


LISTEN TO GOD AND GOD WILL LISTEN TO YOU

     Today we learn that there is a way that anyone can have all their prayers answered. If anyone listens to God, God will listen to them and answer all their prayers. In other words, we reap what we sow. If anyone ignores God (never reads their bible or goes to church) and is only concerned about this world, God will ignore them and not answer their prayers.

     But, if anyone listens to God daily by memorizing and reading the bible, going to church always and listening to the pastor preach the bible, and obeying the instructions of the Holy Spirit, God will listen to them and answer all their prayers. And the more anyone listens to God (takes more time reading the bible and going to church), the more God will answer all their prayers. This should make anyone want to read the bible cover to cover this year and reread the bible again every year. 

     Notice that Zechariah 7:13 says Therefore it is come to pass, that as He (The Lord Jesus) cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts. In other words, Zechariah said that because the people did not listen to God, God did not listen to them and answer any of their prayers. These people reaped what they sowed. They did not listen to God; so God did not listen to them. 

     Proverbs 1:24 also tells us that when people do not listen to God, God will not listen to them and will not answer their prayers. God says at Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand and no man regarded; But ye have set at naught all my counsel and would none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you; Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me. 

     But notice that Proverbs 1:33 tells us that when people listen to God, God listens to them and blesses them with peace and safety, answering all their prayers. The Lord Jesus said at Proverbs 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. Alright let's learn three ways to listen to God and get all our prayers answered.

WAYS TO LISTEN TO GOD AND GET ALL YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED

1) DAILY READ AND MEMORIZE YOUR BIBLE

      The first way to listen to our Lord Jesus and get all our prayers answered is to daily read and memorize the bible. God speaks to us through His Word. The bible is God's Word to us that we need to listen to daily. How often are your reading and memorizing the bible so you can listen to God and get all your prayers answered? God speaks from the bible because the phrase "saith the Lord" occurs over 800 times in the bible. Like Brother Bob, keep daily reciting and memorizing bible scriptures. Psalm 119:11 says Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

     Right now claim it and say Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Say Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart; for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts. 

     Jesus told us at 1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attendance (pay close attention) to reading (the Word of God), to exhortation, to doctrine. And Proverbs 4:20 says My son, attend (pay close attention) to my words; incline thine ear unto mine sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. If you take time to attend to and daily read and memorize the bible, the Lord Jesus will say that man or woman is listening to me so I'm gonna listen to them when they pray and grant their requests. 

GEORGE MULLER
A MAN THAT LISTENED TO GOD AND HAD ALL HIS PRAYERS ANSWERED

     Let's learn from history's man of faith George Muller who listened to God and had all his prayers answered. George Muller started an orphanage in Bristol England during the 1800s after 26 orphan children were left abandoned at his doorstep. Eventually by faith George Muller took care of 10000 orphan children at his blessed orphanage (2100 orphans every year) for 40 years. For 40 years, none of the orphans ever lacked food, clothing, shelter, or education. And 163 of the 10000 orphans became missionaries that traveled to foreign lands to preach the gospel and win souls.

     Now note that during George Muller's life, George read and memorized the KJV bible from cover to cover 200 times (100 times on his knees). George listened to God daily by reading and memorizing the bible, and therefore God listened to George and answered and granted over 20000 prayer requests. George made a catalog of all his 20000 prayers and told no one during his life about these noted prayers. After George Muller died, his notebook was found with 20000 specific prayer requests and the day God answered each of the 20000 prayer requests. George Muller said he couldn't remember any of his prayers that God did not answer. Because George Muller listened to God, the Lord Jesus allowed George to print 111 million gospel tracts, and God gave George Muller over 5 million dollars for his orphanages. 

WAYS TO LISTEN TO GOD AND GET ALL YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED

2) ALWAYS GO TO CHURCH AND LISTEN TO THE PREACHER
SPEAK GOD'S WORD

     Another way to listen to God and get all your prayers answered is to always go to church and listen to the preacher speak God's word. God has preachers speak his word for saints to listen to and then get all their prayers answered. Amos 3:7 tells us Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants, the prophets (defined as the preacher spokesmen and speakers). We need to always attend our local church and listen to the blessed secrets from God's word that are only revealed to our pastors.

     And note that the Lord Jesus speaks to us and manifests his word to us through the preaching of the pastors in our local churches. This is proven by Titus 1:3 that says But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.  

     If you give your undivided attention to the pastor and the preachers in your local church, God will give His undivided attention to your prayers and grant all your requests. If you make the effort to always attend and support your local church, the Lord Jesus will see your effort and listen to and answer all your prayer requests. It's important to attend church whenever the doors of your local church are open. The more you attend and listen to the preaching of God's word at your local church, the more God will listen to your prayers and grant all your requests.

     We should all be like my friend Pastor Art Kohl who always plans to attend church all day Sunday and Wednesday night anywhere he travels for vacations. When Art plans to travel to Idaho, Jamaica, or Alaska, Art searches and finds a local church in Idaho, Jamaica, or Alaska that he can attend all day Sunday or Wednesday. You won't find Art on the beach in Jamaica all day Sunday during his vacation; Hallelujah, Art will be in a Jamaican church all day Sunday listening to the word of God. And wow Art testified that he has not missed a Sunday or Wednesday church service anytime anywhere during any vacation for over 50 years.  

     Finally, Art Kohl said that we all need to always attend church to hear the word of God to get our prayers answered. If you don't like a particular church, find any church anywhere; Just go somewhere where you can hear someone preaching from the KJV bible. Romans 10:14 tells us How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things.

WAYS TO LISTEN TO GOD AND GET ALL YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED

3) LISTEN TO AND OBEY THE HOLY SPIRIT'S INSTRUCTIONS


     Finally, if we listen to and obey the Holy Spirit's instructions, God will listen to and answer all our prayers. Isaiah 30:21 proves that the Holy Spirit speaks to us saying And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

     In other words, the more we listen to and obey the Holy Spirit's instructions, the more God will listen to and answer our prayers. When the Holy Spirit tells us to stop sinning (fornicating, being angry, speaking negative words, drinking alcohol, gambling, and smoking weed) we need to obey the Spirit's instructions to be blessed. We need to obey the Spirit and witness and tell everyone to repent, get saved, make Jesus their God, and believe daily that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again to get our prayers answered. 

     We need to obey the Spirit and visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction speaking kind words to get our prayers answered. We need to obey the Spirit and stop looking at sinful websites or listening to ungodly music to get our prayers answered. We need to obey the Spirit and try daily to never curse anyone but instead speak kindly to everyone (even the unloveable), blessing and loving our enemies, while we deny our flesh to get our prayers answered. We need to obey the Spirit, and call people on the phone with kind words of prayer to uplift and encourage people everywhere to get our prayers answered.


     Finally, remember to always pray and make your requests to God, instead of trying on your own to fix your problem. There is never a wrong time to pray. Luke 18:1 says And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint. And 1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. And James 5:16 tells us that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

     Whenever you face any trouble, learn to first tell the trouble to God in prayer (instead of trying to fix it yourself) and because you listen to God, God will listen to you and answer your prayer. Philippians 4:6 says Be careful for nothing (don't worry); but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

     Friends everywhere, after you read this bible study, I pray in Jesus name that God will answer all your prayers and grant your requests. I claim in Jesus name for all my friends 1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him (Jesus) that if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us; And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with great peace and strength where Jesus listens to and answers all their prayers. 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.    

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Take These 8 Steps And Become A Better Christian Seeing Afar Off


Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Temperance
Patience, Godliness, Brotherly Kindness, Charity

     Today, let's learn 8 steps to become a better christian and see afar off. These 8 steps that one must climb on God's ladder to become a better christian are faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity. These 8 steps are listed at 2 Peter 1:5 that says And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

     These 8 steps need to be taken one at a time in order to be blessed and see Jesus afar off. I pray in Jesus name that anyone reading this anywhere will take the first step of faith and get saved now. Repent and stop sinning, and believe by faith that Jesus is God, believing daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. OK lets take these 8 steps one at a time and learn how to be blessed and see Jesus.


1) FAITH

     The first step to take on God's ladder to be blessed and a better christian is faith. One must first have faith and believe Jesus is God to get saved. Ephesians 2:8 tells us 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. It takes faith in Jesus without works to get saved. But, after we get saved then we should bless the poor with good works to make our faith live. Faith without works is dead. We don't live right to get saved. We live right because we are saved. And after we get saved, Jesus will give us a reward for all our good works of witnessing on this earth at the bema judgment seat.

     Therefore faith is our beginning point in our ascent up God's ladder to seeing Jesus afar off and innumerable peaceful blessings. The bible says to add on to your faith virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity. I'm gonna discuss each of these 7 other steps. I pray in Jesus name my brothers and sisters are willing to take a journey upward on this ladder to become better christians and see Jesus clearly afar off. How high are you willing to climb up these 7 steps?  Don't be like many christians who stop at faith and refuse to climb higher. 


                                                             2) VIRTUE

     OK, lets look at the second step virtue that a saved person must take to become a better christian. The first thing a saint should do after they get saved is stop sinning their former sins and be virtuous. Determine to daily stop living your former sinful lifestyle and climb the second step by becoming virtuous. Quit committing fornication (premarital or extramarital sex), drunkenness, drug abuse, pornography, and revelling where you listen to loud ungodly music all night.  

     Pictured above Ephesians 5:3 tells us But fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you as becometh saints. Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of thanks. 2 Corinthians 7:1 tells us Having therefore these promises dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Quit gambling at the casinos and buying lottery tickets which is idolatry and covetousness defined as the greed for money stated at Colossians 3:5. People at casinos aren't thinking about Jesus; the people at casinos are just thinking about money. You can't serve two gods (Jesus and money). Make the choice to serve and love the Lord Jesus instead of loving money which is the root of all evil. 


                                                      3) KNOWLEDGE

     Alright, time to move up to the third step of knowledge. After you stop sinning and become virtuous, move on to knowledge by learning all you can about the Word of God. Daily read, listen to, and memorize the bible. If you constantly memorize the bible, Psalm 1 and Psalm 107 promise that God will fix all your problems and heal you. Psalm 1 says Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 107:20 says He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

     The bible is your road map to overcome any trouble in this life. All the answers to any problem can be found in the bible. Pictured above Psalm 119:130 tells us The entrance of thy Words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. We daily need to get knowledge from the bible to have life and not die. Take heed to the prophet Hosea's warning to people who refuse to read their bibles and learn knowledge. Hosea 4:6 says My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.

     Right now I pray in Jesus name that you can confidently say Job 23:12 to our Lord Jesus: Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Climb that 3'rd step of knowledge and boldly say Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts. Lord Jesus grant great peace to anyone who chooses to climb the 3'rd step of knowledge because Psalm 119:165 promises Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

                                                     4) TEMPERANCE

     OK, after faith, virtue, and knowledge, take the 4'th step of temperance defined as self control over your flesh. One of your worst enemies beside the devil is yourself. As you memorize the bible daily, the Word will show you how to deny the sins of your flesh. Determine today to have temperance and obey Luke 9:23 by telling our Lord Jesus, I'll come after you, deny myself, and take up the cross daily and follow you.

     If you want to get off cigarettes, alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana, instead of going to psychologists, psychiatrists, alcoholics anonymous, and drug rehab programs, read and memorize the bible daily, and the Word of God will give you the self control and temperance to stop drinking and taking drugs. Daily say I am crucified with Christ and your cravings for cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs will disappear and be destroyed forevermore. Jesus and His Word will give you victory over any drug or alcohol problem. 1 Corinthians 15:57 promises But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14 promises Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ.

                                                        5) PATIENCE

     Alright, let's move up to the 5'th step of patience. It takes patience to daily deny your flesh. Our flesh wants to sin constantly. But, 1 John 4:4 tells us that greater is He (Jesus) that is in you, than he that is in the world. When our flesh wants to constantly grumble and complain, thinking negative thoughts to rude unloveable people around us, we need to patiently deny and have our flesh love our enemies, speak kindly, and bless everyone. 

     Remember we reap what we sow. Jesus said if you want to have friends, you must show yourself friendly. If you want to receive love and kindness, you must show love and kindness to everyone. Don't curse anyone to avoid curses returning to you. Right now I pray in Jesus name anyone reading this will have all curses and negative words past, present, and future rebuked and destroyed forevermore that they harm no one. 

     Everyday patiently stop yourself from grumbling, complaining, and thinking negative thoughts to rude people. Brother Bob has to daily try to love and speak kindly to everyone on a crowded city bus after a long day of work. Jesus told us at Matthew 5:44 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Love enemies that make you suffer; love them through the pain and Jesus will remove the pain. Remember a soft answer turneth away wrath. Avoid negative angry thoughts that take away strength and waste energy.

     Friends, when you master this 5'th step of patience and totally deny your flesh, you will be perfect, entire, and wanting nothing. James 1:4 promises But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect, entire, and wanting nothing. In other words, we all need to get victory over ourselves and our flesh. Paul promised that with Jesus we can have victory over our flesh daily. Paul said at Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am. Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                                        6) GODLINESS

     Now notice that the first 5 steps of God's ladder try to better the self. If you successfully climb the first five steps of faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, and patience and improve yourself, then you can move on to truly see Jesus and climb the 6'th step of godliness. Instead of looking at yourself, you will be looking upward at Jesus for your blessings. 

     I remember a preacher said if you look back it's bad, if you look around, it's worse, but if you look up to Jesus, things are looking pretty good. Luke 21:28 says when you see these things begin to come to pass (the troubles of the world), look up and lift up your heads for your redemption (Jesus) draweth nigh. What a blessing to have godliness and say 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

     Claim your godliness and that Jesus lives in you to overcome any burdens and problems. Right now say Acts 17:28 In Jesus I live and move and have my being. Say Galatians 2:20 nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And finally rejoice and say Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 

                                               7) BROTHERLY KINDNESS

     Notice that after you successfully climb the 6'th step of godliness, the focus will be off yourself and on people around you. You will begin to be concerned for lost unsaved sinners around you and poor widows and orphans while you climb the blessed 7'th step of brotherly kindness. You will realize the importance of praying for and showing kindness to your brothers and sisters in your church. God tells us at Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour prefering one another. 

     Remember to give your life purpose and meaning show brotherly kindness to everyone and win souls to our Lord Jesus. Proverbs 11:30 tells us the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. If you convert a sinner from the error of his ways, you save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins. And Jude 21 says of some have compassion, making a difference, and others save with fear pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Only what we do for Jesus on this earth matters and is important.

                                                            8) CHARITY

     Finally, I pray in Jesus name we can all climb the 8'th step charity and be able to see clearly afar off the blessings of Jesus. Charity is the highest attribute where a person has completely given their life as a sacrifice to our Lord Jesus to serve and bless everyone. Charity is the highest goal that we should all strive to reach; 1 Peter 4:8 says And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 

     Once you have climbed the 8'th step of charity, you have successfully completed your 8 story skyscraper and can truly walk in the high places with Jesus hidden from the troubles of the devil. Claim it and say Habakkuk 3:18-19 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. And claim Isaiah 58:14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

     Now that you know how to climb the 8 steps to become a better christian seeing afar off, take time to sing the words below of Higher Ground while you left click the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYCkqCG933M. Be blessed and climb the 8 steps on the upward way to higher ground, eternal peace, and blessings with our Lord Jesus.


                I'm pressing on the upward way; new heights I'm gaining every day 
            Still praying as I'm onward bound; Lord plant my feet on higher ground

              My heart has no desire to stay; where doubts arise and fears dismay
     Though some may dwell where these abound; my prayer, my aim is higher ground 

             I want to scale the utmost height; and catch a gleam of glory bright
        But still I'll pray till heaven I've found; Lord lead me on to higher ground  

              I want to live above the world; though satan's darts at me are hurled 
        For faith has caught the joyful sound; the song of saints on higher ground

                Lord lift me up and let me stand; by faith on heaven's tableland
           A higher plane that I have found; Lord plant my feet on higher ground

     It has been a blessing writing this bible study that I pray in Jesus name blesses multitudes on this earth with great peace and strength. 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.  

Monday, October 1, 2018

How Barzillai Blessed Chimham


     Today, we look at an 80 year old man in the bible named Barzillai who blessed King David and a lowly servant named Chimham. The first time Barzillai is mentioned in the bible is at 2 Samuel 17:27 when he blessed King David who needed help when he lived in the wilderness at Mahanaim because he was fleeing from his son Absalom. 2 Samuel 17:28 says Barzillai and his friends blessed King David with beds and basons, and earthen vessels, and wheat and barley, beans, and lentiles, and parched pulse. And honey and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine. For Barzillai said the people is hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.

     Then, David became the king again after he defeated his son Absalom in battle. Barzillai is again mentioned in the bible at 2 Samuel 19:32 that says Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even fourscore years old (80), and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay at Mahanaim, for he was a very great man. Now notice that King David offered Barzillai to live the rest of his life with him in a palace at Jerusalem. 2 Samuel 19:33 says And the king said unto Barzillai Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem?

     Now notice Barzillai's response to David's generous offer. 2 Samuel 19:34 says And Barzillai said unto the king How long have I to live that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem? And wow Barzillai was kind and allowed his poor lowly servant named Chimham to take his place and live with King David in the palace. 2 Samuel 19:38 says But behold thy servant Chimham, let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good unto thee. And the king answered, Chimham shall go over with me and I will do to him that which shall seem good unto thee and whatsoever thou shalt require of me, that will I do for thee.


     Barzillai is a good example of how older people should act as christians. Most people would not refuse an offer to live in royalty with a king for the rest of their lives. But Barzillai did not want to be a burden to King David. Barzillai told King David instead of worrying about caring for me, you should be concerned about governing the people. Barzillai said King David bless poor lowly Chimham who is young and can enjoy a lifetime of blessings in a palace. I'm 80 years old and can only enjoy the palace for only a couple of years; but Chimham can enjoy the palace for decades.

     How Barzillai blessed Chimham reminds me of how King Jesus blessed multitudes of poor sinners like you and me. 2 Corinthians 8:9 tells us For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich. Like Barzillai, wealthy Jesus was willing to sacrifice his life and die on a cross for our sins so His blood could cleanse away all our sins and allow us to live forever in the kingdom as kings and priests in royalty.

     Like Chimham, we were all slaves and servants to sin; But because of Jesus' sacrifice by dying on the cross, now we are kings and priests blessed forevermore with peace in  God's kingdom. We will rule and reign with Jesus forevermore like Chimham ruled and reigned with King David.

     Right now, Brother Bob prays that anyone reading this would decide to accept Jesus' free offer of salvation and blessings like Chimham accepted Barzillai's free offer to be saved from poverty and live in royalty with the king. Just decide to stop sinning and repent; make Jesus your God, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. And you will be like Chimham and live in royalty forevermore with a King named Jesus.

     Another thing we see about Barzillai is that he considered the poor and blessed poor Chimham. Let's be like Barzillai and consider the poor all around us. Visit the widows and fatherless, feed hungry little kids, and always call people with encouraging words. Psalm 41 promises many blessings if you just consider and listen to the poor. Psalm 41 says Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

     And also notice that Barzillai expected nothing in return for his kindness to King David. Barzillai was a good example of how we should give blessings to people, expecting nothing in return (no strings attached). Whenever anyone tells you after all I've done for you, this is not how christians should give blessings. Like Barzillai, lets obey Luke 6:35 but love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

Barzillai is a good example of how senior citizens should act

DO YOUR GIVING WHILE YOU'RE LIVING
SO YOU'LL BE A KNOWING WHERE ITS A GOING

     Like 80 year old Barzillai, do your giving while you're living so you'll be a knowing where its a going. Don't be a tightwad and hoard all your money, thinking you'll live forever. Senior citizens that are stingy and never bless anyone with a penny die and allow the state to collect all their money. Instead, bless widows, orphans, missionaries, and churches with your money while you are living; This will give you joy to see hungry kids fed with your money, widows happy and able to pay their bills, and multitudes saved for Jesus by missionaries because of a kind gift. I hope I leave out of here penniless and give away everything to poor needy people.

     Now notice that Barzillai's farewell to King David was sweet. 2 Samuel 19:39 says And all the people went over Jordan. And when the king was come over, the king kissed Barzillai and blessed him and he returned unto his own place. Like Barzillai, when you leave this earth let it be sweet where people will call you a blessing. 

     Unfortunately, 2/3 of the elderly people in nursing homes never get a single visitor because they are crabs, sour, mean, and grumpy. These elderly people are crabs and say my kids never visit me and people only visit me for my money. Instead start calling your kids and tell them I love you and thank God for you. If your kids visit you in the nursing home, tell your kids thanks for visiting and taking time to visit me. This will make your kids come back and visit if you are kind and pleasant.

     The bible says you must show yourself friendly to get friends. We reap what we sow. If you want someone to be kind and friendly to you, you must be kind and friendly to everyone. And don't curse anyone to avoid curses. I pray in Jesus name that anyone reading this will have all negative thoughts and curses rebuked and eliminated past present and future where no one is harmed. Remember our flesh is one of our worst enemies that we must deny daily. Get in the habit of daily telling your flesh to stop grumbling and complaining with negative words; Constantly replace these negative words and say I bless everyone and speak kind words of peace always.

     If you're elderly, be like Barzillai and do kind things for everyone. Take time to read the bible with little kids like the elderly man pictured above. Senior citizens should be good christian examples to our youth. While you are alive make decisions to bless multitudes of people all over this earth many years after your death.


     Make your senior years, years of reconciliation instead of building dividing walls between your kids about who will receive your inheritance. Be like Saul and Jonathan pictured above who in their death were not divided. When Saul was young, he was mean and tried to kill his son Jonathan for protecting David by throwing a javelin at him. But Saul reconciled and made peace with his son Jonathan before his death and was not divided before his death. 

     Like Saul, senior citizens let there be no division between you and your kids before you leave this earth. Humble yourself like Saul and apologize to your kids and leave this earth sweet like Barzillai. Finish sweet and strong like Barzillai where people will always have nice things to say about you years after you leave this earth.   

     Oh by the way, King David kept his promise and blessed Chimham to live in in a beautiful home by the palace in Bethlehem. All these blessings were given to Chimham because of a blessed generous senior citizen named Barzillai who considered his poor servant Chimham. This is proven by Jeremiah 41:17 that says And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem (where David lived) to to enter into Egypt. 

     I pray that this little 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, September 16, 2018

Reasons To Stop Sinning



1) The Bible Says To Sin Not

     Today, let's look at many reasons to stop sinning. Pictured above we see two bible verses that say sin not. 1 Corinthians 15:34 says Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God, I speak this to your shame. In other words, when people sin they fail to witness to lost sinners and multitudes of people go to hell because they have not the knowledge of God. 1 John 2:1 says My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

     Notice that 1 John 2:1 says if you sin, you have an advocate lawyer named Jesus Christ whose blood shed at the cross of calvary will cleanse you of all your sin. You see the bible says to sin not where repentance (deciding to stop sinning) is a requirement to be saved. 2 Corinthians 7:10 tell us For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Get saved today; Repent and decide to stop sinning, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

     And notice that Hebrews 12:1 says Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doeth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Decide today to stop fornicating, gambling, buying lottery tickets,  taking drugs, and drinking beer so you can run the race to receive eternal blessings and rewards from our Lord Jesus Christ.

2) The Pleasures Of Sin Are Just For A Short Season And End In Death




     Next we learn from Moses to stop sinning because the pleasures of sin are just for a short season and end in misery and death. Hebrews 11:24 tells us By faith, Moses when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Instead, Moses chose to receive pleasures for evermore and the fulness of joy with our Lord Jesus promised at Psalm 16:11 In thy presence Lord Jesus is the fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

     Let's see why Moses chose to suffer with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season? Moses realized that his eternal reward of peace in heaven with Jesus was better than any fading pleasure of sin on this earth. Hebrews 11:26 tells us Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence (payment) of the reward. 

     In other words, Moses had respect and thought about his future reward from our Lord Jesus in the next heaven for his suffering to serve and bless the poor on this earth. Moses said there will be a reward for me in heaven if I suffer and live for Jesus. The pleasures of sin on this earth quickly perish like a vapor that appears for a little while and vanishes away. Earthly pleasures of this world are only like a snowflake on a river that appear for a moment and then vanish away. Like Moses, I'd rather have the eternal rewards of blessings in heaven with our Lord Jesus than a fading moment of sinful pleasure on this earth.  

     Anyone reading this, make your choice today

You can enjoy the pleasures of sin in this world for a fading moment
And have no reward in heaven
OR
You can suffer for Jesus in this short life blessing poor widows and orphans
And be rewarded forever with peace and joy in heaven with Jesus 

     Notice the blessed quote pictured above from CS Lewis that says If you read history you will find that the christians that did the most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next heaven. Today, many christians have ceased to think of the next heaven and have become ineffective in this present world.  

     In other words, CS Lewis is telling us to think about our reward in heaven and heavenly things in the next heaven to become effective for Jesus in this present world. Pictured above, Colossians 3:1 tells us If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. If we think about heaven, it will encourage us to minister to lost sinners on this earth. We'll want to save lost souls all over this earth and rescue them from suffering forever in hell without Jesus.

     On the other hand, if anyone is only concerned about enjoying the fading pleasures of sin on this earth, (selfishly gambling at casinos, buying lottery tickets, and wasting time all day gossiping on facebook), they won't take time to witness and care about anyone, causing multitudes to be lost and burn in hell without Jesus forevermore. 

3) Sin separates anyone from God where their prayers are not heard



     Next we see that we should stop sinning because sin separates anyone from God where their prayers are not heard. Isaiah 59:1 tells us Behold the Lord's hand is not shortened that it cannot save, neither His ear heavy that it cannot hear. But your iniquities (sin) have separated between you and your God and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear. And wow, Psalm 66:18 says If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me. 

     OK, if you want God to hear your prayers to deliver you from all your fears and troubles, stop sinning, and daily say I am crucified with Christ, so the blood of Jesus can wash away your sins where your prayers will be heard. Revelation 1:5 promises unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.

4) Sin makes people do things they regret and controls their lives


     Next we learn that the sins of taking drugs, revelling with loud music all night, and drinking beer and wine constantly are witchcraft and will make people do things that they regret and take control over their lives. These people don't even remember the harm to others that their sin makes them commit. When they sober up after a night of drunkenness and revelling, they can't even remember and regret the harm they did to people when sin controlled their lives. 

     Notice that Paul said at Romans 7:19-20 pictured above, For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. In other words, sin makes people do harmful things they regret where they lose control over their life. Cocaine addicts and drunken alcoholics become slaves to their sin, and their addictions to sin make them miserable, where they'll harm anyone (steal money even from their own mother) to satisfy their sinful cravings to get one more high from cocaine. 

     Instead of letting sin control your life where you regret the harm you cause others, let the Lord Jesus control your life where sin is defeated and you bless many on this earth, receiving eternal rewards in heaven forever. Friend, Jesus can deliver you from any craving for a drug, cigarette, or alcohol. In fact, only trusting in Jesus crucified can stop anyone from smoking, taking dope, or constantly drinking wine and beer as slaves to sin. He who the Son of man (Jesus) sets free is free indeed.        

5) Sin will withhold good things from you


     Wow, check this out. The prophet Jeremiah warned us that sin will withhold good things from us. Jeremiah 5:25 pictured above says Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. This scripture makes you wonder what good things you lost that were withholden because of sin. In other words, what were the good things God was just about to give me and then had to withhold because of my sin.

6) Sin causes harm to others around us


     Another reason to stop sinning is because sin harms people around us. Matthew 24:12 says And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. In other words, when people sin, they cause multitudes to wax cold where love is lost and the poor are neglected. Sin causes people to stop witnessing to save multitudes from hell; sin causes people to be selfish and not care for poor widows and orphans; and sin causes people to fail to call or send encouraging words by letters to people that need kind words to stay alive.
7) Sin ends in misery and death


     Whenever the devil tempts you to sin, remember that it's not worth sinning to have fun in the world for a fading moment that ends in misery and death. Memorize and say these scriptures when you are tempted by the devil to sin. Say Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. And say Romans 8:13 For If ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Choose to live with Jesus instead of sinning for a short moment of fun that ends in death. Why settle for fun when you can have everlasting joy with our Lord Jesus?
8) Eventually people will learn about your secret sins causing shame


     Wow, when most people sin they say no one sees when I watch pornography, cheat on my wife or husband, or steal secretly from anyone. But God sees you sinner because Numbers 32:23 says Be sure your sin will find you out. What's done in the dark will come to the light.

     When anyone watches or does any evil on the internet (looks at pornography or writes harmful words to anyone by email or text) the government tracks every site that people visit. The next time you do a search on google on the internet, notice that you will see suggestions and ads that relate to anything you search. The government is tracking and watching everything you do on the internet where no one has any privacy. When the police are trying to find criminals, they first check to see if the criminal has posted any information on facebook.

     And not only the government, but the Lord Jesus sees everything you do on the internet. Proverbs 15:3 says The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Luke 12:2 says For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid that shall not be made known. Hebrews 4:13 says Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.  And Ecclesiastes 10:20 says Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber; for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.    

     Just avoid sinning to avoid shame and embarrassment because people will remember one sin that a person does instead of hundred blessed things a person does. People remember what they ought to forget and forget what they ought to remember. Most people can read a bible verse and forget 3/4 of the bible verse in 3 minutes. But if they hear something bad that a preacher did, they'll remember that one bad thing for the rest of their lives. But hallelujah, Jesus remembers our sins no more, and when we decide to stop sinning, the blood of Jesus will wash us white as snow, where God has no memory of our sins.
9) Sin ruins anyone's testimony and is a bad example to lost sinners



     Saint reading this anywhere, do you realize that you may be the only bible that anyone reads? 2 Corinthians 3:2 tells us Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. Therefore, we should avoid sin and shine the light of Jesus to this lost world. People are watching us constantly on jobs and everywhere to see if it is worth becoming a christian. Don't grumble and mumble all the time like lost heathens in this world, causing people to say these so called christians are no better than heathens. Instead, be a good example of how a christian should live by avoiding sin daily, causing multitudes to accept the Lord Jesus and get saved.

     I have enjoyed writing this bible study today that I pray in Jesus name blesses many all over this earth with great peace and 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 in Jesus name.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

When And When Not To Judge




     Today we learn when and when not to judge. There are times saints should judge; but there are also times saints should not judge. On the one hand, Jesus said that spiritual saints should judge righteously in love at John 7:24 saying Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. And also pictured above 1 Corinthians 2:15 tells us But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. In other words, Jesus is telling us that when we are spiritual we should judge and cry out in love against sin, warning people to stop sinning with righteous judgment.

     But on the other hand, Jesus told us to not judge in anger as hypocrites noticing others faults when we have more faults. Jesus said at Matthew 7:1 Judge not that ye be not judged. Jesus spoke this to sinful hypocrites (not spiritual saints) saying at Matthew 7:3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Notice that Jesus spoke this to hypocrites and not spiritual people at Matthew 7:5 saying Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

MICAH 3:8-9
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord
and of judgment and of might
to declare unto Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin
Hear this I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob
and princes of the house of Israel
that abhor judgment and pervert all equity

     OK, notice that Micah 3:8-9 tells us that when saints are full of the power of the Spirit of the Lord, they have the power to judge in love and declare to sinners their transgressions and sins. The scripture says that when you are full of the power of the Spirit, you also have judgment. In other words, Jesus wants us to judge in love and speak out against the sins of same sex marriage, abortion, and fornication. Saints should not remain silent about these issues in order to save our kids from suffering and hell.

     For example, if we see anyone fornicating (having sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman), we should judge in love and warn the sinners about 1 Thessalonians 4:3 that says For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication (stop fornicating). That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour. Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God. 

     Did you know that fornication usually is the first sin stated in most lists of the bible that God wants us to avoid. In fact 1 Corinthians 6:18 tells us Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body (wow people that fornicate injure themselves and need to stop sinning). We need to judge in love and warn kids that today one out of two people have a sexually transmitted disease and many people get aids and the HIV virus from fornicating and die. 

     I tell young boys and girls to wait until marriage before they live together. Hebrews 13:4 says Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. But before people are married, 1 Corinthians 7:1 says It is good for a man not to touch a woman. I tell young boys and girls to just talk to each other before marriage. After marriage by a minister and not a worldy judge, it's a blessing for a man and woman to have a family with children and teach them about our Lord Jesus. 

     Alright, notice that Micah 3:9 tells us that when spiritual saints judge and declare sins to the people, the heads, princes, and leaders of a sinful country will abhor judgment and pervert all equity. Sounds like America today where many senators and governors hate spiritual saints that speak against the sins of same sex marriage, transgenderism, and abortion. These leaders in America pervert all equity. In other words, they pervert and speak against anything that is right, just, and correct like the bible. Currently in the state of California, political leaders want to ban the sales of bibles because bibles say homosexuals and lesbians go to hell with reprobate minds (Romans 1:28 and Jude 7). And Canada is putting preachers in jail for speaking against the sin of same sex marriage.

     We see that many sinners in America abhor spiritual saints that judge in love and cry out against sin when they say the following statements. Don't judge me. Who are you to judge? Mind your own business. We're not a judgmental church. We accept everybody; No exceptions. They were born that way. God made them that way. Leave them alone; they're not hurting anyone (wrong, they are hurting millions by forcing their perverted lifestyles that send people to hell upon our kids and killing 70 million babies with abortions). I'm gonna cry out against these sins to save our kids from suffering, death, and misery forever in hell. I can't remain silent and watch our young kids suffer from ignorance about the truth. Evil reigns when good men keep silent.

     Pictured above we see that the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, like many leaders today in America, got angry when Lot told the people that their homosexual sins of wanting to rape men angels was wrong. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah abhorred Lot's judgment and wanted to kill Lot. The angels saved Lot and blinded the entire city of Sodom and Gomorrah, allowing Lot and his family to escape.


     A blessed man will rejoice when he is corrected and judged by a spiritual saint. Proverbs 27:5-6 says open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Like King David say Psalm 141:5 Let the righteous (The Word Jesus spoken by any spiritual saint in judgment) smite me; it shall be a kindness; and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

     Brother Bob tells Jesus whoop my behind when I need correction Lord Jesus to make me a better person. In my flesh dwelleth no good thing, and Jesus I need your Word to correct and show me my sins daily. It's a blessing when our Father God Jesus corrects and chastens us by His Word to help us stop sinning so we can receive peace and blessings in this life. Thank you Lord Jesus for showing me at 1 John 3:15 that hate is murder, teaching my flesh to love my enemies to receive strength and peace because negative thoughts and words under our breath harm us. Now Brother Bob tells his flesh daily on a crowded highway or a crowded line at Walmart to bless rude people when my flesh starts complaining and speaking negative.

     After reading Brother Bob's testimony above, rejoice and say Hebrews 12:5 My son, despise not now the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him. For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.



     Notice the wise saying pictured above at Proverbs 15:10 that says Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way; and he that hateth reproof shall die. I pray in Jesus name that anyone reading this does not hate Brother Bob's reproof today so they can live and escape the wages of sin which is death. Brother Bob says today repent, get saved, and stop the sins of same same marriage, transgenderism, hatred, and fornication, confessing Jesus to be their God, and daily believing that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again.   

     Pictured above we see that God used a donkey to rebuke and correct Balaam from cursing God's people. The donkey spoke and warned Balaam about an angel with a sword ready to kill him if he cursed God's people. Balaam listened to the donkey's warning and lived by blessing God's people. Now if God can use a donkey to rebuke and correct Balaam, it doesn't matter who God uses to correct us. We should rejoice when any spiritual saint corrects us with the bible as a road map to guide us to a blessed peaceful life.

     Notice the other wise saying pictured above at Proverbs 17:10 that says A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. In other words be wise and let the rebukes and reproofs of instruction from wise spiritual saints enter into you so you can become a better person, rejoicing with a life of holiness. Fools won't change even if they are whipped and corrected 100 times. 

     Proverbs 27:22 tells us Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. In other words, if you place a fool in the company of a spiritual saint that tries to correct him, his foolishness will not depart from him. Lord Jesus help us to rejoice when spiritual saints rebuke and correct us in love because Proverbs 6:23 tells us reproofs of instruction are the way of life. If we change our sinful ways and live for Jesus daily, we escape misery, suffering, and death, receiving peace and blessed eternal life forevermore. 

     For my final thought today, remember that when we judge, we need to judge in love. Don't judge in anger thinking you are better than anyone. Philippians 1:9 tells us And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. In other words let the love of our Lord Jesus be abundant whenever we judge anyone. We judge people because we love them and want them to escape the misery of hell. 

     Like Jesus our role model, we need to correct and judge people in love. Jesus corrected and rebuked the rich young ruler with love. Mark 10:21 tell us Then Jesus beholding him loved him (noticed that Jesus judged in love) and said unto him One thing thou lackest; go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven (defined as give to the storehouse; notice that the true tithe goes to the poor; it's OK to bless preachers also because the labourer is worthy of his hire) and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this little 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 to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.