Sunday, November 6, 2011
Be Content With Jesus
You might all say what is Brother Bob up to today with pictures above of a woman's mink coat, a Gucci purse, and a hand mirror. Isaiah spoke of these things and warned us that material objects of this world will be taken away and burn up. Only Jesus will last. Heaven and earth shall pass away but the Word Jesus will remain forever. In Isaiah's time Isaiah call purses crisping pins, mink coats for women wimples, and hand mirrors for women were called glasses and tablets.
Open your bibles to Isaiah 3:18 and see what will disappear. Have you spent time today with Jesus or looked at your Word which will last forever. If you are reading this blog praise Jesus for you are taking quality time to meditate and read the word from Brother Bob. Isaiah 3:18 reads In that day, the Lord will take away the bravery (defined as beauty) of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls (defined as a front headband ornament for women), and their round tires (defined as an ornament worn on a woman's neck like a necklace) like the moon. The chains (defined as earrings of pearls) and the bracelets, and the mufflers (defined as a woman's veil), the bonnets (defined as a headdress turban or tiara), and the ornaments of the legs, (defined as anklets), and the headbands and the tablets (defined as hand mirrors for women) and the earrings, the rings and nose jewels, the changeable suits of apparel (defined as stately robes) and the mantles (defined as a man's coat) and the wimples (defined as a woman's coat like a mink coat) and the crisping pins (defined as a woman's purse) the glasses (defined as a woman's hand mirror) and the fine linen and the hoods and the vails.
Brother Bob always tells people if you become more and more like the world you are running from Jesus and losing your anointing. James 4:4 reads Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 1 John 2:15 reads 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. . If you are becoming less and less like the world and don't look like the fashions of this world you are growing in Jesus. Now look at this revelation Jesus gave to Brother Bob. Open your bible to Romans 12:2 and the Word will tell you; And be not conformed to this world. The greek definition of this scripture tells us all do not go along with the fashions of this world that will fade away and disappear. People change, fashions change, houses change, cars change, clothes change, leaders change, but Jesus is someone you can trust in and Jesus never changes. Malachi 3:6 reads For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Saint reading this claim Hebrews 13:6 The Lord is my helper I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
An example in the bible of someone who died for loving worldly things was Achan in Joshua 7. Achan got greedy and hid in his tent a goodly babylonish garment, 200 shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold worth 50 shekels. When Joshua found out that because Achan trusted in worldly possessions instead of Jesus, Joshua had Achan killed because he had to get the sin out of the camp. Achan was the reason that Joshua lost the battle in Ai and once sin was out of the camp and Achan was gone, Joshua experienced great victory.
Another biblical example of someone who loved the world above Jesus was Saul who spared the sheep and oxen of the Amalekites along with the Amalekite king Agag. Samuel explained to Saul that since he loved the worldly possesions of the Amalekites more than Jesus, he would lose his anointing and Samuel would choose another king who would be David. What's amazing is that in the end Saul was killed by an Amelakite. Saint reading this choose Jesus over this world and don't be like Saul and let the world be your downfall. Saul spared the worldly Amalekite and the worldly Amalekite killed Saul. 2 Samuel 1:13-14. Saint today now choose Jesus and confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and believe Jesus rose from the dead and don't let this wicked world destroy you. Deny this world, don't be like this world, CHOOSE JESUS. Zephaniah 1:8 tells us God or Jesus will punish people who try to be like the fashions of this world. Zephaniah 1:8 reads And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes and the king's children and all such are clothed with strange (defined as foreign worldly outlandish clothing) apparel.
I must testify. Jesus had to correct me for lying on my bed and lounging around till noon on my off work days. Now I get up early always and pray and seek Jesus and ever since the laziness is gone from Brother Bob, I feel so much better and stronger in Jesus. I'll give you two examples of people in the bible who layed on their beds and sinned. First look at David in 2 Samuel 11:2 which reads And it came to pass in an eventide, that DAVID AROSE FROM OFF HIS BED and walked upon the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman washing herself and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. You see David layed on his bed all day with an idle mind and when he saw Bathsheba, he committed the two sins or murder and adultery. David became a murderer of Bathsheba's husband Uriah after he got Bathsheba pregnant through adultery and this all occurred because David layed on his bed all day and did not take time for Jesus.
The other example in the bible of someone who layed on his bed all day and was idle and died for his idleness was Ishbosheth. 2 Samuel 4:5 reads And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah went and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, WHO LAY ON A BED AT NOON. Wow talk about laziness laying on a bed till 12 noon. Forgive me Jesus; Brother Bob has been guilty of this. The scripture reads on And they came thither into the midst of the house as though they would have fetched wheat and they smote him under the fifth rib, and Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped. Isaiah 5:11 reads Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink, that continue until night, till wine inflame them. I used to be a drunk and party all night and then do the wrong thing and sleep until 12 noon. This activity is a fruit of the flesh defined in Galatians 5:21 as revellings which means staying up late in the night with loud music and drinking. With Jesus it is just the opposite. Get at least 7 hours of sleep and rise up early in the morning to pray and worship Jesus and meditate on the Word of Jesus.
OK, study the two pictures above and who would you rather have as your cook. Would you want a famous chef in the top picture to serve you the finest of foods or would you be happy if a raven cooked you some bread and flesh daily like Elijah pictured above. Proverbs 23 warns us all to not be gluttons and just eat all day and not serve Jesus. Proverbs 23 says When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee. And put a knife to thy throat if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties for they are deceitful meat.
Saint reading this always choose to take time for Jesus instead of gorging yourself with food and wasting your time. We all need to eat daily to survive but I've always discovered that to effectively preach, I should not eat a lot right before preaching. Jesus said to cast out demons we must fast and pray. Don't be like Esau who in Hebrews 12 for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. Also, remember the children of Israel who were not satisfied with the manna and desired quails. The bible says they had to walk a day to gather all the quail and work and even before they could swallow the quail they died on the quail. Saints, lets be satisfied daily with the true manna Jesus and forget about the quails of this world and live for Jesus.
A puritan in the 1600's wrote Elijah was content with a raven for his cook. Daniel fed and thrived upon pulse. He looked fairer by it than those that did eat of the king's fare. John the Baptist was happy and lived upon locusts and wild honey. The apostles had some ears of corn for a sabbath day's dinner and were happy and ignored the pharisees criticism. Lord Jesus help us all to abide by Paul's instructions in 1 Corinthians 9:27 which reads But, I keep under my body and bring it into subjection. Lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
We should all learn from Jesus and the apostles who were humble and ate a meal of simple bread and did not gorge themselves on excess food. Luke 14 says And it came to pass as He went into the house of one of the chief pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched Him. Acts 2:46 reads And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house did eat their meat (which was just the bread of Jesus) with gladness and singleness of heart.
Saint reading this, I hope this little message blessed you today. Remember Jesus alone is all you need and Jesus is better than anything you could ever receive in this world. Thanks for all your support. These messages as always are free of charge and please forward them everywhere to bless others. Keep in contact. Your friend in Jesus. Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.
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