Saints please study the above picture and realize that the paralyzed man's friends' faith got him healed by Jesus. In Mark 2 we read how the paralyzed man's friends lowered him down to Jesus through a roof. The friends' faith and determination to show him to Jesus which is true love ultimately healed the paralyzed man. I pray friend in Jesus name if you read this blog you will not argue and have variance but be gentle and meek and bring someone to Jesus through kindness and telling them of Jesus crucified so like the picture above that person can receive life and healing.
Remember love not arguing will cover over a multitude of sins. And don't forget the definition of love. Love is what Jesus did for you at the cross not your works and your efforts to love. 1 John 3:16 and 1 John 4:10 prove to us all that Jesus death at the cross is love. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (the cross) for our sins. Now if we are meek and gentle which comes by looking daily to Jesus and the cross with our hearts, Jude 23 will be the result which reads And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
Saints, next I'll summarize for you all a story which you can find at Matthew 18-23-35. The story is about an unmerciful servant who had been previously forgiven by his lord of a debt of 10000 talents. That unmerciful servant went out and would not forgive a man who only owed him 100 pence and he demanded payment of the 100 pence. In the story when the unmerciful servant's Lord found out what he did, the Lord delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due which was 10000 talents. We must remember Jesus forgave us all of our terrible sins and we need to forgive constantly others that wrong us and pray that our enemies will change and repent and receive blessings from Jesus. Don't be like the wicked man in this parable and be unkind and unmerciful to your enemies. I remember someone said everyone must one day either go to heaven or hell. Make sure you tell even your enemies who wrong you about Jesus for they are people too and Jesus wants everyone to go to the kingdom and be saved forevermore.
Remember, the thief who murdered killed and raped his whole life got saved and said to Jesus Lord remember me and in an instant Jesus cleaned the thief's entire life by saying Today thou shalt be with me in paradise. I believe someone can murder kill and rape his whole life but if his last breath is "Jesus you are Lord I believe you are raised from the dead," that murderer will be in heaven. On the other hand, someone could go to church their entire life and do good deeds and help granny across the street a million times but never acknowledge Jesus as Lord and glorify Jesus for the blood Jesus shed at the cross. Unfortunately, this person who just did good works without Jesus will end up in hell. Remember the only way to the kingdom with eternal life is through faith only in Jesus as God.
I did a study on the importance of being gentle, meek, and merciful as a christian. First we want to avoid variance which is a fruit of the flesh and means debating and arguing the word of God. Some people just want to always argue the word. We as saints need to draw people to Jesus with lovingkindness and meekness. Remember Romans 14:15 says But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. I tell people to effectively witness Jesus to people when a person puts up a wall to you, back off and don't shove Jesus down their throat. Continue to pray for that person that rejected you, and when Jesus tells you, continue to go back to that person and gently knock on the door of that person's heart and tell them about Jesus over and over again. I've done this over the years and through love have won hundreds to Jesus.
Now open your bibles to 2 Timothy 2:24 and Brother Bob will give you one of his favorite scriptures of all time on gentleness and meekness. I suggest you all memorize it and daily use it to deny your flesh. The scripture reads And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. Also remember Galatians 6:1 which reads Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Now study the picture above and praise Jesus for Jesus alone is mercy and the perfect example of meekness. Open your bibles and read John 5:7-9 which reads The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked; and on the same day was the sabbath. Saints just think on this; 38 years the man on the mat above could not walk and he tried in himself works to get to the troubled water to be healed but Jesus in one milisecond instantly healed the impotent man and did what the man could not do for 38 years.
Finally, to close out this blog entry I want you all to remember that peace with Jesus is much better than wealth with misery in the world. Meditate on these two proverbs and realize if we all have Jesus Jesus is so much better than any earthly possession or material thing we could obtain. The two proverbs are thus:
Proverbs 15:17 which reads Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Proverbs 17:1 which reads Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. I pray these bible study blogs bless you all and feel free to click comments below and post a comment for Brother Bob by typing in the comment and give your name and click post comment. Be blessed in Jesus name.