Saturday, January 12, 2019

Who Are The Heroes Of Heaven?



Earthly Heroes Will Be Forgotten
And Are Not Heroes In Heaven

     The heroes on this earth are not the heroes of heaven. The world's heroes can be found at the baseball, basketball, and the hockey hall of fame, the walk of fame in Hollywood, California and Cleveland, Ohio's rock and roll hall of fame. The world admires the greatest hero of basketball Michael Jordan and the greatest hero of hockey Wayne Gretzy. But the bible says that earthly heroes will be forgotten when this earth burns up. Only the heroes of heaven will be remembered and honored.

     2 Peter 3:10 says But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. All the memories of earthly heroes will be burned up and forgotten. The Lord Jesus will create new heavens and a new earth where all the memories of this sinful world will be forgotten. Isaiah 65:17 says For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. 

     How blessed to know that we will not remember any bad memories or bad thoughts from this world that won't even come into our mind. This is because the devil is not in the new heavens and new earth. The only thing saints will remember in the new heaven and new earth will be what they did for Jesus. It's like a woman after she has a baby; The woman forgets the suffering and pain of her labor during childbirth and rejoices to see her child. Soon all the saints will forget the sufferings on this fading earth when they see the Lord Jesus and rejoice forevermore  

     And the Word of God will remain forever. Jesus said at Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Therefore, keep reading and memorizing the bible every day and invest your time into the Word that lasts forever.  If anyone tells you that you are too spiritual and talk too much about Jesus, tell them Correction; I need to talk more about Jesus and thanks for the compliment while you leap for Jesus. People are gonna talk about you anyway; Give them something good to talk about while you give them a Forrest Gump and run for Jesus.  

The Heroes Of Heaven 
Soul Winners, Servants, Saints
The Stedfast, The Sufferers


1) Soul Winners Are Heroes Forever In Heaven

     Soul winners will be heroes forever in heaven. This earth admires the stars of sports, Hollywood, and rock and roll that will soon be forgotten. But the bible says that soul winners that help save lost sinners are heroic stars forever honored, rewarded, and remembered in heaven. Daniel 12:3 says And they that be wise (you are wise if you win souls because Proverbs 11:30 says he that winneth souls is wise) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Let's be stars forever and become soul winners for Jesus that turn many to righteousness instead of the forgotten stars of this fading earth.  

     Get saved today and become a soul winner hero of heaven that will be honored and remembered forevermore. Like Brother Bob, tell people if Jesus asked you why should I let you into heaven; when they say because I'm a good person, go to church, a good Catholic, or I got baptized; Tell them the only way to be saved and go to heaven is to repent, stop sinning, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Tell them only faith in the Lord Jesus and the gospel with the gift of repentance can save anyone. There is no other substitute for salvation.

     Be like the apostle Paul, the angels of heaven, and Jesus by rejoicing every time a new saint repents and get saved. Paul told us at 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For ye are our glory and joy. And Luke 15:10 tells us that there is joy in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repenteth. 

     Take as many people as you can with you to heaven by being a soul winner. The people that you lead to Jesus will appreciate you during this life on earth. But, boy they'll really appreciate you in heaven. These saved saints will tell the soul winners Thank you for telling me about Jesus and saving my soul from the torments of hell and the lake of fire. When these saints realize that they are not in hell or a burning lake of fire, they'll thank and honor the soul winners forevermore in heaven. The soul winners will be the heroes in heaven honored forevermore. 

     And remember to support financially missionary soul winners that tell people all over this earth in remote countries about the Lord Jesus and save souls. If you support missionaries, when you get to heaven, many saints will tell you thanks for giving money to the missionaries who were able to tell us about the Lord Jesus so we could be saved and be in the peaceful heaven forever. Now this is what I call heroic stuff. 


2) Servants Are Heroes Forever In Heaven

     Next we see that servants are heroes forever in heaven. Jesus is the greatest servant of all time and forevermore. Because Jesus is the greatest servant, Jesus is the greatest hero of heaven, and the name of Jesus is the name above all names. Philippians 2:6 tell us Who (Jesus), being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

     Because Jesus died on the cross for lost sinners like you and me, now Jesus is honored as the greatest hero of heaven. Philippians 2:9 goes on to list Jesus' reward for being the greatest servant; Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him (Jesus), and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth (even the devil has to bow to Jesus). And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  

     Like Jesus, become a servant and a great honored hero of heaven. Jesus told us at Matthew 23:11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Jesus also said at Luke 22:26 But he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. In other words, the humble, quiet, unseen servants that helped orphans, widows, and the homeless on this earth will be the honored heroes of heaven forevermore.   


To Be A Good Servant
Quit Crying For Your Rights
Start Embracing Your Responsibilities
Be Last In This Life And Put Others First 

     To become a servant hero of heaven honored forevermore, be last in this life and put others first. When everyone sits down in the kingdom of God, the servants who were last on this earth will become first and the heroes of heaven. Jesus said at Luke 13:29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. And behold there are last (the servants for Jesus) which shall be first; and there are first which shall be last.  

     A little obscure unknown old lady that constantly prayed, helped the poor, and won souls to Jesus all her life as a servant will become one of the most honored heroes of heaven. She might not have been known or remembered on this earth; But God will remember and reward her forever in heaven as a blessed hero of heaven. 

     Jesus is gonna say to all the servants for Jesus on this earth that were last and forgotten by the world, send them up to the front to be honored as the greatest heroes in heaven. And Jesus is gonna say to all those that loved the preeminence and limelight of this fading world like Diotrephes (a terrible church member) you go to the back of the line and stay there forever. 

     3 John 9 speaks about Diotrephes saying I write unto the church but Diotrephes who loveth to have the preeminence among them receiveth us not. Jesus is gonna tell Diotrephes you stay in the back of the line forever because you wanted the preeminence and refused to be a servant in my church. Let the unknown servants of the world come up front as honored heroes in heaven because they believed the promise of Luke 14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Many that are first will be last, but the few that are last will be first. 

3) Saints Are Heroes Forever In Heaven

     Next we learn that saints are heroes forever in heaven. A saint is defined as a sanctified person made holy by salvation. Hebrews 10:10 explains how to become a sanctified saint saying By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. In other words, when anyone gets saved, repents, stops sinning, and believes the Lord Jesus and the gospel, they become a saint. 

     The Catholics got it wrong when they said a saint is someone canonized (declaration that a dead person is a saint) for being a good person all their life that performed two verifiable miracles. Good works don't save anyone and even the devil can perform miracles. The beast and the false prophet in the book of Revelation get power from the devil to cause fire to come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of man. Only repentance and faith in our Lord Jesus and the gospel can save anyone and make them a saint. Ephesians 2:8-9 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.

     OK, the saints are gonna be heroes in heaven when Jesus tells His saints mount up on white horses to overtake, rule, and reign on this earth for 1000 years with Him. Revelation 19:8 describes the saints saying And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white, for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. Then Revelation 19:14 tells us that the saints are the armies of heaven that will rule and reign on the earth saying And the armies which were in heaven followed Him (Jesus) upon white horses clothed in fine linen white and clean.

     And when Jesus returns to this earth on a white horse with his saints, Jesus isn't coming as a shepherd with a rod and a staff; Jesus is coming with a rod of iron to rule as the King of this earth for 1000 glorious years. Revelation 19:15 tells us And out of His (Jesus') mouth goeth a sharp sword that with it He should smite the nations and He shall rule them with a rod of iron and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 

     And the bible says that the saints will be heroes reigning as kings and priests with Jesus on this earth for 1000 years and forevermore in the kingdom of God. Revelation 20:6 promises Blessed and holy is he (the saved saints) that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Change And Decay All Around I See
O Thou That Changest Not; Abide With Me


4) The Stedfast Are Heroes Forever In Heaven

      And the stedfast are heroes forever in heaven. These stedfast saints always pray, always read their bible, always witness and win souls to Jesus, and always attend church. They are not quitters and cowards like Calvinists who won't witness because they think God has already determined (predestined) who will be saved. Tell the calvinist the bible says whosoever will let him take the water of life freely. And what about 1 Timothy 2:4 where Jesus said Who will have all men (not some predestinated selected men) to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 

     Instead of being a calvinist that keeps and cleans aquariums by feeding select predestinated fish, be a soul winner fisher of men that offers salvation to every lost sinner on this earth. There is no such thing as a predestinated sinner; there are predestinated saints. When I go fishing, I fish for anything that bites and offer the bait Jesus to all fish (not just predestinated fish); and when I get the fish in the boat in the live well secure, then the fish are predestinated and saved (they are my property and I know where they are going). 

       Alright, back to my discussion about stedfast saints. Matthew 25:21 promises that the stedfast and faithful saints will be honored as heroes in heaven when Jesus tells them Well done thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.

     The people of this world might overlook and forget all your kind deeds for Jesus. But the Lord Jesus remembers everything you do for God. Hebrews 6:10 promises For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints and do minister. And Jesus told us at 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

     After reading these blessed promises, decide to be stedfast and faithful for Jesus in everything in this tiny, dinky, short, vapour of life. Don't be sporadic where you start missing church services and stop reading your bible. Be stedfast, keep going to church, keep reading and memorizing your bible, and keep blessing the poor widows and orphans. Jesus will reward you for your faithfulness and make you a ruler over many things. Don't be a quitter that says I used to pray and go to church. Decide to start serving Jesus again and always attend your church services.

     Just keep helping your pastor and church. Keep shoveling the snow off the sidewalks around your church; keep cutting the grass and weeding the flowers around your church; and keep serving at banquets for your church. Don't quit; Say I'm going down with the ship; If I have to I'll be the last one out who locks the doors and shuts the light out, but I'm going down with the church; I'm on the Lord's side.  

     Be stedfast and do a bunch of little things for the church for a long time which will equal a big thing. A stedfast sunday school teacher who taught only 10 different students for twenty years reached thousands for Jesus, and Jesus will reward her faithfulness. DL Moody, one of the greatest preachers in the 1800's that saved thousands in England and America got saved when he heard an unknown little Sunday school teacher at his church.   

5) The Sufferers For Jesus Are Heroes Forever In Heaven

     Finally, the persecuted saints that suffer for our Lord Jesus are heroes forever in heaven. 2 Timothy 2:12 promises If we suffer (for Jesus through persecutions), we shall also reign with Him. And Romans 8:17 promises If so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. In other words, if you are verbally assaulted and people call you brainwashed for serving Jesus, rejoice because you are a hero in heaven that will be honored forevermore. 

     Thirty years ago, Brother Bob suffered for our Lord Jesus and was persecuted by his entire jewish family. I went from having millions of dollars to living homeless in a 1978 Dodge Aspen in a Rea and Derrick pharmacy parking lot. My parents told me it's either Jesus or them. I chose Jesus and the Lord Jesus always took care of Brother Bob all these years. I know I will be rewarded in heaven for leaving all the money and fading wealth of this earth to write this book for Jesus and live totally for Jesus. 

     When I was in the parking lot homeless when I called my father for help; my dad hung up the phone and said let Jesus help you. I looked up to heaven and said Jesus you are all I have left; My family and everyone has left me. And I heard Jesus say good now I can help you. And the next day, my little brother found me at the parking lot and gave me a place to live in his apartment. And the next week I got a job that I still work on thirty years later. Truly the bible is true; I've never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Remember, if you have Jesus in your life, you are a winner. 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

     Check out the following heroes of heaven that suffered for Jesus on this earth. The christians executed and killed in North Korea for owning a bible will be honored as heroes in heaven. And the chinese christians forced by their government to work in sweat shops for fifteen hours a day because they were christians will be honored as heroes in heaven. And the thousands of christians killed by Isis and muslims because they believed in our Lord Jesus will be honored as heroes in heaven. Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

     I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with great peace, joy, and strength where thousands become saved for our Lord Jesus. 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, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.         

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Three Lessons Learned From Plants




Christians Like Plants Daily Need
Light, Heat, And Water

    Today let's learn three lessons from plants to help make us better christians. Studying plants will bless us because christians are like plants according to Psalm 1:3. If we daily read and memorize the bible we 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. 

     Since christians are like plants, christians must have the same three things plants need to survive (light, heat, and water). My friend Rebekah Kohl did an experiment with four healthy plants. One plant was placed in a dark room with no light for one month. The second plant was placed in a refrigerator and deprived of heat for one month. The third plant was deprived of water for one month. The fourth plant was given light, heat, and watered for one month. The first three plants slowly died because each of them was deprived of one of the necessary ingredients for plant survival (light, heat, and water). Only the fourth plant lived.

     Christians like plants also daily need light, heat, and water to survive. Let's see how the bible explains how christians can daily receive light, heat, and water. There are many bible scriptures that say the Lord Jesus and the Word of God give christians light, heat, and water daily. Therefore daily look to Jesus crucified and the Word of God to be blessed like the plants. Get saved today, repent, stop sinning, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again to receive everlasting life and peace forevermore. 




1) Christians Like Plants Need Light To Be Blessed

The Three Sources Of Light For Christians Are
The Lord Jesus, The Word Of God, 
And Your Fellow Believers In Jesus At Your Local Church

     Christians like plants daily need light to be blessed and survive. Plants are placed in clear greenhouses so they can receive light to survive. Like plants, christians need to receive light from three sources: First, christians receive light from the Lord Jesus according to John 8:12 where Jesus said I am the light of the world; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Jesus also said at John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

      Every day allow the light of Jesus to bless you with peace and strength by looking to Jesus crucified. Each day say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil daily that the blood of Jesus (the same yesterday, today, and forever) has overcome and defeated you, evil must pass over me, and the blood of Jesus has cleansed me of all my sins. Just keep looking at Jesus crucified every day for light to overcome any darkness in this world. 

     Second, christians receive light from the Word of God according to Psalm 119:105 that says Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Constantly meditate, read, and memorize the bible to receive great peace and strength. Psalm 119:165 promises Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them. Psalm 1 promises that if you memorize and read the bible daily whatever you do will prosper (in other words if you constantly memorize the bible, God will fix every problem in your life and deliver you from all your troubles). 

     Finally, christians receive light from fellow believers in Jesus at their local church according to Philippians 2:15 that says That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. Attend your local church each week to receive light from your fellow believers that shine the light of Jesus to us through preaching, teaching, and counseling. All christians should shine their lights everywhere to bless people because according to Matthew 5:15 Jesus said Ye are the light of the world; A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.



2) Christians Like Plants Need Heat To Be Blessed

     Christians like plants need heat daily to survive. The bible says christians receive heat from the fire of the Word of God according to Jeremiah 23:29 that says Is not my Word like as a fire? saith the Lord and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces. Also Jeremiah said at Jeremiah 20:9 I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name. But His Word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

     Let the Word of God be your heat source daily so you can be blessed and survive like plants. According to Psalm 119:11 stay warm and proclaim Thy Word (Lord Jesus) have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against thee. This is why King David said at Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing (fervently memorizing God's Word) the fire burned; then spake I with my tongue.

     And don't sin because sin will put out the fire of God. Sin makes people wax cold according to Matthew 24:12 that says And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. Stay on fire for God and deny sin daily. Keep leaping for joy and rejoicing when you are persecuted for Jesus. Shout for joy in the nearest Walmart bathroom when people separate from you and want nothing of you because of Jesus. Determine to stay on fire for Jesus and let nothing wax your life cold.

     Christians are like plants and need heat to survive. If I took a plant and deprived it of heat by placing it in a refrigerator all month, the plant would die. It would still die if I took it out of the refrigerator each day and watered it and gave it a little light but put the plant back every night into the refrigerator with no heat.

     Like plants, christians need to daily remain by their heat source (the Word of God). If someone stops reading their bible for weeks and months they will wax cold, wither away, and perish. It's just the natural tendency of anything to cool down; If I turn off my space heater during a cold day, soon my house will cool down.  Therefore, stay warm daily and keep reading and memorizing your bible, while you keep attending your local church to hear God's Word.

     Don't get cold or lukewarm; Instead of being cold as ice, stay hot and on fire for Jesus. Keep witnessing and winning souls to our Lord Jesus. Keep sharing your faith and testimony with everyone. Keep praying for everyone with a mustard seed of faith and rejoice when all your prayers are answered. Don't just talk to people in your church only on Sunday. Show kindness to everyone in your church all week. 

     Stay hot and on fire for Jesus by sending uplifting postcards and notes of kindness to all your brothers and sisters in Jesus all week long. Make encouraging phone calls to your brothers and sisters in the Lord always. Tell everyone I'm praying for you and asking Jesus to bless you; Tell them is there anything I can do to bless you. Can I take you to Cracker Barrel and bless you with a meal? When we fellowship and rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Jesus, we will stay on fire for God with strength, peace, and joy. We are the branches of God and if we rub our branches together during fellowship we'll get a Holy Ghost fire and keep warm. 

     Have compassion and be concerned about people, making a difference. Jude 22 tells us And 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. And I pray in Jesus name everyone will obey 1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent (defined as red hot) charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. In other words, contribute to the heat of your local church and to everyone around you, so people can grow and be blessed like plants. Decide to obey 1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls to obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently (defined as staying red hot on fire for our Lord Jesus). 




3) Christians Like Plants Need Water To Be Blessed

     Christians like plants daily need water to be blessed and survive. Notice how plants use water and light to create food for survival by photosynthesis. First plants use chlorophyll (a green pigment) to absorb sunlight to convert water from their roots and carbon dioxide from the air into sugar (food for growth) and oxygen. Wow, notice that God made plants to convert light into oxygen so people can breath and survive. Thank you Lord Jesus for your plants that allow us to breath oxygen and live on this earth.

     Like plants, christians need to daily receive their water source (the Word Of God) stated at Ephesians 5:26 That He (Jesus) might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word. And if we daily read and memorize the bible, like plants we will receive food and strength to live.  Notice that the bible also says that the Word of God is our necessary food to survive. Job 23:12 says Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemeed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. And Jeremiah 15:16 tells us 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.

     And finally note that another source of water for survival is our Lord Jesus. Just look daily to Jesus crucified saying I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus to overcome the devil and survive like the plants. Jesus told us that He was our water source at John 4:13 saying Whosoever drinketh of this water (from Jacob's well) shall thirst again; But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst, but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Plants need water every day to survive. Christians also need to look every day to Jesus crucified to survive. Thank you Lord Jesus for the well of water you've made available to all people that springs up into everlasting life. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this little 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 in Jesus name.  

Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Prison House Of The Offended




Become A Victorious Christian
Don't Get Offended By Anything Or Anyone

     Don't get offended by anything. Don't get offended by anyone. This is a blessed secret to having victory in your life. Proverbs 18:19 tells us what happens to offended people saying A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. In other words, offended people sentence themselves to a self imposed imprisonment where nobody can approach or help them behind the bars of a castle. 

     Offended people isolate themselves behind a castle prison like the one pictured above. These castles are impenetrable that are surrounded by huge brick walls and moats of water for protection. Every night a drawbridge is pulled up by a chain so no one can enter the castle. Offended people always pull up their drawbridge with a chain and allow contentions to place bars on all the windows of their prison castle. These contentions are defined as pride where people for years remain stubborn and refuse to forgive anyone. Proverbs 13:10 defines these bars of contentions as pride saying Only by pride cometh contention; but with the well advised is wisdom.

     Let down your drawbridge and come out from your isolated castles; Obey Jesus and forgive everyone seven times seventy and always attend church, allowing people to bless you because you are friendly and humble. Proverbs 18:24 says A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother (named Jesus). Instead of being offended, decide to bless and be kind to everyone around you. Pray for offended people that they leave their castle prisons and allow people to approach and bless them.   

     Today, make a decision to refuse to be offended by anyone or anything by daily reading and memorizing the Word of God. You can live a victorious life and never get offended by daily remembering the Word of God because Psalm 119:165 says Great peace have they which love thy law (the Word of God): and nothing shall offend them. In other words, you won't be offended and receive great peace if you daily read and memorize the Word of God. 

     And Matthew 5:12 says to rejoice and be exceeding glad instead of feeling offended when you are persecuted and reviled for believing our Lord Jesus. Jesus said at Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

     It's sad that most people remember one fault of anyone and forget the thousands of blessings they received from that person. People forget what they should remember and remember what they should forget. Most people read a bible verse and forget 3/4 of the verse in 3 minutes. But if they hear something bad about a preacher, they'll remember the bad gossip for 50 years. But hallelujah Jesus never remembers our faults and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

     Jesus told us in these last days at Matthew 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another and shall hate one another. This is true because today many people are so thin skinned and get easily offended; When you're around most people today, it's like walking on egg shells where you constantly have to be careful what you say to avoid offending anyone.

     Many people get offended at church when the pastor doesn't shake their hand or look at them. And some people get offended at church saying the pastor was staring at me. But the pastor has to look somewhere and most try to move their heads and look everywhere when they preach. Then people get offended when you don't visit them, call them on the phone, or talk to them at church. 

     Instead of always being offended and expecting people to bless you; become humble and see who you can pray for and help at your church and in your neighborhood. Say I'm going to church today to hear the Word of God and sing the blessed songs; I'm gonna bless everyone and I don't care if no one speaks to me. And if someone happens to say brother I'm praying for you, that's icing on the cake. 

     Don't try to find a perfect church; it doesn't exist. Only Jesus is perfect. Therefore, overlook people's faults in your church and keep attending church every week. If your pastor is preaching the KJV bible and praying for everyone, it is a blessed church. Don't let the minor faults of anyone at your church make you offended and place you into an isolated prison castle. Just go to church and be blessed. Two are better than one; if one falls the other will pick him up. One puts 1000 devils to flight, but two puts 10000 devils to flight. You receive ten times more power against the devil by always going to church with your fellow believers.


Be Like Jesus And Keep Attending Church
Refusing To Be Offended By Anything Or Anyone

Jesus Always Attended Three Churches At
Nazareth, Capernaum, And Jerusalem

     Jesus refused to be offended by anything or anyone and kept attending church all His life. First, Jesus always attended a small synagogue that only seated 100 people every sabbath for 28 years at Nazareth. Jesus refused to be offended and was willing to die on the cross for the people at Nazareth who tried to throw him headlong off the edge of a brow cliff. No one could kill Jesus because Jesus was God and nothing could stop Him from dying on the cross to save lost sinners. 

     And then Jesus refused to be offended for three years and kept attending a medium sized synagogue church at Capernaum after many (and not few) of his 70 disciples went back and walked no more with him. These disciples left Jesus because He preached a hard saying that they did not want to follow. Wow, be like Jesus and keep going to church even when people persecute you and get offended by your preaching or testimony for the Lord Jesus.

     John 6:59 tells us how many abandoned Jesus and became offended at His preaching at Capernaum. It says These things said He (Jesus) in the synagogue as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this said, This is an hard saying, Who can hear it? When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples murmured at it, He said unto them, Doth this offend you? From that time many (not few) of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.  

     Think about this: When we get to heaven we will meet many people that lived when Jesus walked on this earth. And we'll say wow what was that like? And they'll reply, To be honest with you, I got offended one day in the church of Capernaum when Jesus preached a hard saying and I quit and walked no more with Jesus. And we'll say; YOU DID WHAT?  and they'll say Yeah, we were in Capernaum and Jesus said a hard saying; Then we started debating and murmuring about these hard sayings and because Jesus' words hurt our feelings, we quit and walked with Him no more.

     Instead of being offended by preaching like many at Capernaum, allow Jesus to correct and chasten you from the Word of God preached by anointed ministers of God. It's a blessing to be corrected by the Word of  God and become a better christian. Hebrews 12:5 tells us My son despise not 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. 

      Instead of being offended by preaching, suffer (endure) the word of exhortation and rejoice when a preacher corrects our sinful flesh by the Word of God. Take heed to Paul's advice from Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer (defined as endure) the Word of exhortation, for I have written a letter unto you in few words. And according to 1 Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings; In other words, don't despise and become offended at blessed preachers that speak the true Word of God that corrects our sinful flesh. Get happy, rejoice, and endure sound preaching that will make us become better christians with more peace and strength. 

     Finally, Jesus refused to be offended and kept attending the synagogue church at Jerusalem. Jesus had to drive out of the huge temple at Jerusalem many moneychangers by tipping over their tables. Jesus told the people of Jerusalem at Matthew 21:13 My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.


     Let's all take Paul's advice pictured above and refuse to be offended by God or anyone. In the name of Jesus let everyone reading this obey the blessed advice of Acts 24:16 saying And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men. In other words, I'm not gonna get offended by anyone or anything. I'm gonna rejoice and not get offended when I'm persecuted because I live for Jesus. 

     Don't get offended when preachers tell you to stop gambling, fornicating, drinking wine and beer, and preach against homosexuality and lesbianism. These preachers are trying to bless you and help you stop sinning. Remember the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through our Lord Jesus. Right now get saved, stop sinning, repent, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.  

     Instead of being offended, stay with Jesus and your brothers and sisters in the church. Like Peter, tell Jesus at John 6:68 Lord to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Remember, it is a blessing when the Word of God preached by a minister corrects a fault of our flesh making us a better christian with more peace and joy. Proverbs 27:5-6 Open rebuke is better than secret love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy (like a Judas kiss) are deceitful. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses many people 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.     

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Don't Put All Your Eggs Into One Basket




Don't Put All Your Eggs Into One Basket

1) Don't put all your love into one person

     Today let's learn about a blessed biblical principle; "Don't Put All Your Eggs Into One Basket". This is anointed advice because the Lord Jesus didn't put all His love into one person. Jesus didn't put all his eggs into one basket. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world (not just one person) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     Be like the Lord Jesus and love many people all around you instead of just loving a few people. If you just love one person (your wife, husband, or kids) and a few people on this earth, you'll get depressed when these few people leave you, God forbid die, or become enemies. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. Join a church and meet many people outside of your family in the community; love every brother and sister in your church and all people around you. Most people will not return any love, but you'll get some love returned from some people.

     The bible says that Jesus loved and healed ten lepers. Nine of the lepers did not return to Jesus and say thank you, we love you. But one of the lepers returned to thank Jesus for his healing and express his love and appreciation. Luke 17:15 says And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. And he fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks, and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? Like Jesus when you love everyone, most people won't return any love, but some people will return love like this Samaritan. 



     The bible tells us to follow Jesus' example and love many people around us in the world instead of putting all our love into a few people. 1 John 4:11 says Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. God didn't say forget the human race, I'm just gonna put all my love into Jesus Christ my Son; God so loved the world and didn't put all His eggs into one basket. Like Jesus, love everyone in the world around you instead of a few select people. 

     Like the Lord Jesus, married couples and everyone don't isolate yourselves from everyone and forget about your brothers and sisters in the church and lost souls all around you in the community. Mothers that only love their kids can get depressed when the kids grow up and leave the house. This is called Empty Nest Syndrome. Instead of being a mother that puts all her love only into her kids, get involved in a church and invest your love into many people. 

     I encourage husbands, wives, and children to join a church and bless their brothers and sisters around them. Don't put all your love into your family and forget to love the church and everyone around you. Don't become a widow or widower that becomes depressed and ceases to love because they only loved their deceased mate and forgot to love the church and lost sinners in the community. Because God so loved the world and not only Jesus, it's unscriptural to put all your love only into your husband, wife, or family.

     And don't just invest your love into one preacher, brother, or sister. We should invest our love into all christians and everyone around us. Divisions and confusion occurred when the people at Corinth put all their love into just one preacher. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. 1 Corinthians 1:11 says For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe that there are contentions (divisions) among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul, and I of Apolos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ. And 1 Corinthians 3:4 tells us For while one saith, I am of Paul, and another I am of Apolos, are ye not carnal.


2) Don't put all your money into one investment on the earth

     Next, notice that the bible tells us don't put all your money into one investment on the earth and forget about investing in heaven. Matthew 6:19 says Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

     Most people just invest in their house or car and forget about making investments for heaven. The bible says to get treasure in heaven we must give to the poor. Jesus said at Mark 10:21 One thing thou lackest; go thy way; sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in heaven and come take up the cross, and follow me. In other words, build treasure in heaven by giving free groceries to poor families with orphans, helping pay the rent for poor widows, and providing clothes to needy families. Don't be selfish and only invest in this fading earth; Remember the next heaven and the treasures you will receive for blessing the poor and winning souls to Jesus. 

     And be like the phillipian church and support missionaires with financial gifts. The philippian church sent gifts and money to Paul while he was on the misson field trying to win souls at Thessolonica. Paul said that the philippians' financial gifts would be fruit (rewards) that would abound to their accounts as treasure in heaven. Paul said at Philippians 4:16 For even in Thessolonica, ye sent once and again unto my necessity; Not because I desire a gift (money), but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. In other words, God is keeping an account or record of our giving to missionaries and will give us a reward in heaven for remembering missions all over this earth. 

     And when you give to missionaries, don't put all your eggs into one basket. Instead of giving to just one missionary; Give money to a general fund that distributes the fund to hundreds of missionaries. This way if one missionary fails and ten missionaries are successful where thousands of souls are won to Jesus, you won't lose your reward in heaven. If you give to missionaries, when you get to heaven, someone from a foreign country like Pakistan might tell you thank you for giving to the missions in Pakistan that saved my soul. Because of you, I'm in peace forevermore in heaven and have escaped the torments of hell. 

A STORY ABOUT A MAN WHO INVESTED ALL HIS MONEY IN ONE DIAMOND
Don't put all your eggs into one basket

     The following is a true story about a man who put all his eggs into one basket and lost everything. Don't put all your eggs into one basket. In 1859, a man was leaving England and coming to America on a ship. While he was on the deck of the ship and talking to his friend, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a large diamond. He explained that his entire life's investment was in the diamond. He sold everything he owned in England and bought the diamond. He said when I get to America, I'm gonna sell this diamond and I'm gonna live off the cash. 

     While he was talking, somehow the ship lurched and the diamond fell to the ground and in his haste to pick up the diamond, the man kicked the diamond with his foot overboard into the ocean and just heard a little "Clank"; In one moment, his entire investment on earth was gone. He thought he had a wise plan, something tangible; something he could hold on to; something he could protect; something he could see with his eyes; But he learned quickly to not put all his eggs into one basket. 

     Even lost sinners in this world don't put all their money into one investment. Financial advisors and experts tell people to diversify their portfolios and invest in ten stocks instead of only one stock. This way if one company's stock goes bankrupt, the person will still have nine good stock investments and not lose all his or her money. 


     3) Don't put all your expectations into this life on earth
Remember the little dash that appears on most gravestones

     Most people on this earth only think about making money, getting a house, having kids, and getting a boat in a garage. But they fail to realize that all of their hopes on this fading earth will soon be literally dashed. After they die and either go to heaven or hell, all that will be left on their granite gravestone on earth between the date of their birth and the date of their death will be a little dash. Their whole life on earth will be recorded for us in a hyphen. They failed to realize that their life on this earth is only remembered as a hyphen on a cold stone somewhere.

     Therefore, since most people's lives on this earth are only remembered by a little dash between their date of birth and date of death, let's all prepare for the next life in heaven by blessing the poor and winning souls. Colossians 3:2 tells us Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Only what you do for Jesus on this earth will last forever. It's better to have eternal rewards in heaven than the fading riches of this earth that will be burned up soon. 

     Be like Moses and Nehemiah and think more about rewards in heaven than the fading riches of this temporary earth. Moses chose to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season as Pharoah's daughter. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. Moses valued heaven's reward or recompence for helping the poor Israelites more than the fading treasures of Egypt. Nehemiah also chose heaven's reward and helped the poor Israelites build the temple's wall instead of living in a palace as the king's cupbearer.  

     And think about what Paul said at Philippians 3:8. Yea, doubtless and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. Brother Bob suffered the loss of all things when he left his entire jewish family and their millions of dollars to get the prize Jesus. Brother Bob would rather have Jesus than all the treasures on this earth. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. What a joy to write this book for Jesus and see souls saved all over this earth for Jesus. 

     On earth, there are many stars in Hollywood that are famous on this earth. Eventually, these Hollywood stars will be forgotten when this earth burns up in fire. But, if you win souls to our Lord Jesus, you will be a star forever in heaven. Daniel 12:3 proves this saying And they that be wise (He that winneth souls is wise) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Brother Bob chooses to be a star forever in heaven and tell anyone reading this get saved, repent, stop sinning, confess Jesus to be God, and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

 Wise Sayings From A Blessed Martyr Named Jim Elliot

He is no fool who gives up that which he cannot keep
To gain that which he cannot lose

The life I want is inferior
To the life Christ has for me in heaven

     In 1958, Jim Elliot decided to be a missionary and travel to live with the Indians of Ecuador. Jim learned the Indian's language and offered salvation to these Indians. Unfortunately, the Indians thought Jim Elliot was an enemy and killed him. After Jim's wife, Elisabeth Elliot learned about her husband's death, she found the Indian that killed her husband and won him to our Lord Jesus. Elisabeth lived with these Indians and truly loved her enemies. What an awesome woman of God who will be rewarded in heaven for winning many Indians in Ecuador to our Lord Jesus.

4) Don't put all your seed into one hole

     Learn a lesson from farmers about how to witness effectively for our Lord Jesus and win souls. Farmers don't just dig one hole and pour a whole bushel of seed into the one hole and cover it up. Farmers spread seed everywhere across a field. Not all of the seed will grow, but some of the seed will grow and produce fruit.

     In other words, don't just focus on one person when you witness, making that person your life project. Witness Jesus to thousands of people all over this earth by offering salvation to multitudes over the internet through writings. You be the one to plant, let someone else water, and then God will give the increase and get the glory while multitudes become saved all over this earth. 

     Don't put all your eggs into one basket. Instead of witnessing to just one person; witness to thousands and if only ten get saved out of a thousand, at least it will be worth getting ten souls saved. It's better to go to heaven with ten souls than with zero souls where one person refuses to get saved. Be a soul winner and pass out tracts everywhere. Jesus promised at John 4:38 I sent you to reap that wherein ye bestowed no labour; other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours. 

     This is why Isaiah 32:20 says Blessed are ye that sow (the Word of God) beside all waters (not just one or some waters) that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. And Ecclesiastes 11:1 promises Cast thy bread (the Word of God Jesus) upon the waters (write about Jesus on this internet so your words can travel across the waters to distant lands by satellite); for thou shalt find it after many days; Give a portion to seven and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. 

5) Don't put all your knowledge into one subject

      Finally, don't put all your knowledge into one subject. Learn all you can about life. I disagree with Orville Redenbacher who said do one thing and do it well. That's OK if you've mastered popcorn. But not many people master one subject to create a business. There's so much wisdom and knowledge to learn about on this earth. Instead of mastering one subject, master everything. Learn about music, construction, sewing, cooking, mechanics, and woodworking. Learn all you can about the bible, prayer, and how to win souls. 

     Proverbs 16:21 says that you will receive a wellspring of life when you learn about many things on this earth instead of just one subject. The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning; Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly. 

     It's fascinating to learn about new things and appreciate how magnificent our Lord Jesus is. For example praise Jesus while you read how bees create just one pound of honey. After thousands of bees fly thousands of miles, when they return to their hive, they do a dance that alerts the other bees about a certain location where clover exists to make honey. This causes many bees to travel to the clover and collect pollen for the hive to make honey and beeswax. 

     And wow, it takes the bees a million trips to flowers with clover just to make one pound of honey. This wisdom from God causes me to just worship God for how awesome He is to create bees to work this much to make one pound of honey. And honey is the only food that never spoils. There is a jar of honey that is over 500 years old and still fresh. Jesus preserves the honey forever because His Word is like honey; Heaven and earth will pass away, but His Word (sweeter than the honey in the honeycomb) will remain forever. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses multitudes all over 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.       

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Thirteen-Seven Or One Out Of Five




WHAT IS 13-7 OR 1 OUT OF 5

     According to statistics, 13-7 or 1 out of 5 says that if you introduce 100 people to any sin, 13 people will have a problem with that sin and 7 people will become addicted to that sin. 13 plus 7 equals 20 out of 100 people that will struggle with sin. Therefore, the odds say that 100/20 or 1 out of 5 people that are introduced to any sin will struggle with that sin for the rest of their life. The devil knows about these odds, and this is why christians should never introduce or cause anyone to sin.

     Let me illustrate the 13-7 or 1 out of 5 theory. If you give alcohol to 100 people, 13 will become problem drinkers and 7 will become alcoholics or drunkards. If you give drugs to 100 people, 13 will develop a chemical dependency for drugs and 7 will become drug addicts. If you show pornography to 100 people, 13 will become obsessed with pornography and 7 will become sex addicts. 

     Therefore, never introduce anyone to sin saying a couple of beers won't hurt or allow anyone to see you at a wedding sipping some wine during a toast. It might not hurt you; but it could cause your friend to become an alcoholic drunkard saying I can drink alcohol all the time because my pastor sips wine at weddings and says a couple of beers won't hurt. God will punish that pastor for causing his friend to sin unless the pastor repents. The bible says it is a sin to introduce or cause anyone to sin. And God punishes people for causing anyone to sin unless they repent. 

     When 100 people go into a casino for the first time, 13 will become problem gamblers and 7 will become gambling addicts. Don't introduce anyone to casinos and gambling saying let's have some fun today and see what the casino looks like because last year there was 34.1 billion dollars of losses at gambling casinos just in the USA. Wow, what a waste of money that leads to a dead end of lifelong poverty. Just get saved with Jesus and avoid losing money gambling at the casino. Right now get saved, repent, stop sinning, confess Jesus to be your God, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

      If you give cigarettes to 100 people, 13 will become problem smokers and 7 will become nicotene addicts. The cigarette companies know about this statistic and therefore try to get children to experiment with cigarettes. These cigarette companies know that they can make millions of dollars off the 13 problem smokers and 7 nicotene addicts. And why would anyone want to waste their money and pay $6 for a pack of cigarettes? Wow, what an expensive habit and a waste ($42 a week and $168 a month for anyone that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day). Just get saved with Jesus and don't smoke.   

     Statistics also say that when parents introduced TV to 100 kids, 13 had a problem turning off the TV and 7 had to constantly watch the TV all day long. It's not wise to give a kid under 12 a cellphone with access to the internet and a TV in their room. This can cause the child to sin because 25% of all websites on a cellphone are obscene. 

     Brother Bob put his TV in the trash 30 years ago and now every day I just listen to christian preaching every day on my computer at home. The devil told me I'd be bored without TV. But, hallelujah I'm not bored with listening to the Word of God daily because it's like a christmas present that is always new with blessed mysteries to learn daily. I recommend listening daily to Pastor Art Kohl of Faith Bible Baptist Church on the internet who has thousands of sermons available. Art has sermons on facebook, youtube, and his personal website. John 21:25 says if you wrote down everything Jesus did, the world couldn't contain the books that should be written. In other words Jesus and the Word of God is not boring with infinite knowledge to learn forevermore. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out.

     And advertisements mislead people saying cellphones are great because they bring the entire world into your hands. But, the last I heard, the bible says to be separate from the world. 1 John 2:15 says Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. When parents let a little kid have a cellphone or TV in their personal room, they are guilty of causing their kid to sin if he views sinful pictures on the cellphone or TV. Parents, just watch or listen with your kids to websites about Jesus on a computer.     

     Finally, note that the bible says that there will be certain people that cannot cease from sinning. 2 Peter 2:14 describes these people saying Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls; an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children. Therefore, never introduce or cause anyone to sin because they might be that person that cannot cease from sinning. Let us never be the cause of introducing a sin to anyone that causes them to constantly sin.

     I heard a story about a pastor who was introduced to his first joint from a church friend. At a carnival, the friend pulled out a joint and said have you ever seen one of these and lit up the joint. This triggered a three year downward spiral into sin and a backsliden carnal state for the pastor who left the church and stop praying. Fortunately Jesus delivered this pastor and today he is drug free and a blessed preacher. 

Notice God's Punishment For Introducing 
Or Causing Anyone To Sin 

     Now let's look at what the Lord Jesus said about anyone that causes their brother or sister to sin. Jesus said at Luke 17:1 It is impossible but that offences (defined as temptations to sin) will come; but woe unto him through whom they come; It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend (defined as to cause to sin) one of these little ones.

     In other words, Jesus is warning everyone that He will punish anyone that offends or causes their brother or sister to sin unless they repent. Jesus is saying at Luke 17:1, if you offend anyone by introducing or causing them to sin,  it would be better to wear a millstone necklace and be cast into the sea than to experience Jesus' punishment for this sin. And since a millstone is a huge heavy rock, you would probably need a great chain to make this millstone necklace. Therefore, according to Jesus, it is a serious matter when anyone is introduced to sin. Jesus will punish people that cause others to sin, unless repentance occurs. Wow, What A Warning. Wow, What A Necklace. Don't ever be the one to introduce or cause anyone to sin.

     After reading this, let's never lead anyone into any sin. Abstain from all appearance of evil and be good examples of living holy for Jesus around all people. People are always watching the saints daily and christians are the only bible that lost sinners read daily. The bible says we are a gazingstock and spectacle seen daily by this world. 1 Corinthians 4:9 says For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. Wow, the world, angels, and men are watching us daily.  Therefore saints let's be good examples where people see us always reading our bibles; always going to church; always praying and witnessing Jesus to multitudes on this earth; and always loving and forgiving everyone (even the unloveable and our enemies).


  
     Watch what you say, text, and the pictures you post to facebook or any website on the internet. Make sure that your words and pictures don't cause anyone to sin. Romans 14:13 says Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

     Somebody might say there's nothing wrong with playing a scratch off and buying a lottery ticket. It's only a dollar and a dream; And I'm gonna give the money to the Lord if I win. I've never seen that happen. And I wouldn't want the money anyway because it's filthy lucre. People that buy lottery tickets are only thinking about getting money instead of looking to Jesus. Matthew 6:24 says No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money).

     Somebody told Brother Bob there's a good buffet at the casino. I said I would go to the buffet if it was by the casino. After they told me I had to walk through the casino to get to the buffet, I said no way I'm not going into that place of idolatry called a casino. I didn't care that they said Brother Bob you're a religious nut that won't eat good food. People in the casino playing blackjack, poker, slot machines, and the roulette wheel don't want to hear sermons from Brother Bob. Idolatry is defined as covetousness (defined as the greed and lust for money) and therefore casinos are places of idolatry to avoid where people only think about money instead of Jesus. And I don't want people saying all over town that Brother Bob went into a casino causing people to become gambling addicts. I don't want a millstone necklace around my neck.


     Remember, how we act daily affects everyone around us. Romans 14:7 says For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. It would be a bad witness if Brother Bob drove his car with a cigarette in one hand and a bottle of beer in another hand blasting hard ungodly rock that shook the whole street. People seeing this would say that Brother Bob is a hypocrite and I don't want to hear him preach. Thank you Lord Jesus for saving and delivering Brother Bob from a former sinful life where he drank 10 bottles of beer a night with his hair down to his waist. Hallelujah, Brother Bob has not sipped one drop of alcohol for 36 years and is no longer an alcoholic. My sins are under the blood of Jesus and remembered no more. 

     Instead of being a bad witness introducing anyone to sin, introduce everyone to the bible and make bible addicts; Introduce everyone to prayer and get them addicted to prayer. Introduce anyone to church and get them addicted to going to church. Be like Stephanas and become a ministry addict that loves to attend church all the time. Wow, there is only one time that the word addiction appears in the bible where Stephanas was described as being addicted to the ministry. 1 Corinthians 16:15 says I beseech you, brethren (ye know the house of Stephanas that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints). Let's all be like Stephanas and get addicted to the ministry and work with our churches to tell everyone everywhere about the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

     And there is yet another scripture that tells us not to introduce or cause anyone to sin. 1 Corinthians 8:9 says But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols. And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish for whom Christ died. But when ye sin (notice Jesus says again that it is a sin to cause anyone to sin), against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. 

     In other words, people during Paul's time could buy meat at a discount price from an idol's temple. But if anyone saw a saint buy the cheap meat, they would think it's OK to worship the idol and stop serving God. Therefore Paul warned the people at Romans 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence (causing someone to stumble and fall by their actions). 

     And think about all the movie producers in Hollywood that need to repent for introducing millions of people to sin through filthy ungodly movies and television shows. I'd tell these Hollywood movie producers and actors you better repent for influencing millions to sin; It would be better for you to have a millstone around your neck and be cast into the sea than to be punished in judgment before the Lord Jesus for causing millions to sin. 

     The bible speaks about the witch Jezebel who caused her husband Ahab to sin and agree to killing an innocent man named Naboth to take possession of his vineyard. 1 Kings 21:25 says But there was none like unto Ahab which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. The Lord Jesus punished Jezebel for causing Ahab to sin by having the dogs eat her leaving only her skull, feet, and palms of her hands. When Jehu saw Jezebel in a tower, he told some eunuchs, boys throw her down, and after the old bag, biddy, and hag hit the ground, Jehu rode over the witch with his chariot while the dogs ate up Jezebel. God gave Jezebel her payday punishment for causing Ahab to sin.

     And how can we forget Jeroboam who the bible says made many to sin. 1 Kings 14:16 says And He (God) shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin. Jeroboam made the people worship idols at Bethel and Dan instead of allowing them to worship God correctly at Jerusalem in Judah. Jeroboam and his false priest Amaziah persecuted the prophet Amos for warning them to allow the people to worship God at Jerusalem. The Lord Jesus punished Jeroboam for making many people in Israel sin by placing a curse on him and his family.  

     To close out this bible study, if you have ever been guilty of causing anyone to sin, ask Jesus to forgive you, and the blood of Jesus will cleanse you of all your sins. Now, let's all spend the rest of our lives encouraging others with prayers for blessings and peace. I pray in Jesus name we all obey Romans 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace and things wherewith one may edify another. And let us never introduce or cause anyone to sin. 

     I pray in Jesus name that this little bible study blesses multitudes everywhere. 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, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.