Sunday, December 25, 2011
Wow, you might all say Brother Bob is at it again with pictures above of a little kid and a stone and a vast amount of sand. As I always say and promise you , it's biblical. Look at the pictures above and open your bibles to Proverbs 27:3 which says A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Saints, from experience of walking with Jesus when we serve Jesus the world will be an enemy and sometimes people around us might persecute the Jesus in us and try to make us frustrated and angry. But rejoice when this happens for 1 Peter 4:14 says If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye: for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. You see be happy for the world speaks evil of Jesus that is in you but on your part you keep glorifying Jesus.
But Brother Bob and Jesus say do not be angry for anger is a wile and trick of the devil. The devil makes one think that their anger is harming their enemy, but this is a lie because anger is harming and weakening the angry person. This is why Jesus tells us all to love our enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. Unsaved heathen in the world love only those that are friendly to them. But as christians we need to let the world see that we are lights shining in a dark world and love our enemies and not just our friends.
As the above scripture says a fool's wrath and anger is like a heavy weight and burden that can harm someone. But, praise Jesus, saint reading this, Jesus promised us all in Isaiah 61:3 that He would give us the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. In hebrew the garment of praise means a mantle or STRENGTH. I claim forevermore for all who read this in Jesus name that the Lord Jesus replace every person's heaviness with strength and the garment of praise.
Now , I'll prove to you all by the word of God that it is not Jesus' will for you to be angry. From experience, to add years to your life, if someone mistreats or mocks you for Jesus and you feel frustrated, ask Jesus to bless your enemy and begin to say Lord Jesus change my enemy and have them repent and pray blessings for your enemy. Job prayed for his former enemies who became his friends and received from Jesus a doublefold blessing. Job 42:10 says And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
OK here's all the scriptures about not being angry. Ecclesiastes 7:9 says Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. James 1:20 says For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Ephesians 4:26 says Be ye angry and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Brother Bob says if you are going to bed don't lay your head on the pillow if you are angry. Get up and say forgive me Jesus and bless my enemy and don't let the sun go down upon your wrath. I promise you all in Jesus name if you do this burdens and weights will be lifted off you and the peace of Jesus will come upon you all in a great way.
You see 1 Corinthians 1:30 says But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. So if Jesus is righteousness and the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God when someone gets angry, that person turns away from the blessings of Jesus.. Also, Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Ephesians 4:26 says we can get angry only if we sin not. So since we all are sinners needing to be washed by the blood of Jesus we should not be angry. Only Jesus who was perfect and had no sin can be the Judge and get angry.
And one other powerful revelation from 1 Corinthians 1:30 JESUS IS WISDOM. So in the book of proverbs WHEN SOLOMON ASKED FOR WISDOM SOLOMON RECEIVED JESUS. And according to Proverbs 3 Wisdom or JESUS OR THE WORD FOR JESUS IS THE WORD is better than silver, gold, rubies, or anything you could desire. Riches and honour and length of days are with Jesus. Jesus' ways are pleasant and his paths are peace. Proverbs 4:7 tells us Wisdom or Jesus is the principal thing: therefore get widsom or Jesus and with all thy getting get understanding.
OK, here's some more scriptures telling us not be angry. Remember if Jesus says something more than once in the Word take heed to this warning and love your enemies by daily remembering what Jesus did for us on the cross with your hearts by faith. Ephesians 4:31 says Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven. Titus 3:2 says To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. Proverbs 16:32 says He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 2 Timothy 2:24 one of Brother Bob's all time favorite verses about not arguing when you teach the word of God says 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.
A puritan writer in the 1600's wrote How foolish is the bee that loseth her life and her sting together. She puts another to a little pain, but how dearly doth she pay for it. Ecclesiastes 7:21 says Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee. For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others. If you hear someone speak evil of you be merciful and pray for your enemy for we all have sinned and spoken evil in the past of others and Jesus has forgiven us all and washed us all clean in His precious blood. Leviticus 19:18 says Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. I am the Lord.
Wow, take a look at the above picture of Judas throwing down the thirty pieces he received for betraying Jesus. Judas was really greedy. For only a measly 30 pieces of silver Judas turned his back and betrayed our God Jesus. A puritan writer wrote in the 1600's what a dreadful trade Judas made when he sold the incomparable Saviour Jesus for a little corruptible silver. All Judas could do with the 30 pieces of silver was throw it away and never use it. Saint reading this take heed to the warning stated at Ecclesiastes 5:10 which reads He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver. Nor he that loveth abundance with increase. This is also vanity. When goods increase, they are increased that eat them, and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes.
Brother Bob will now proceed to show you many scriptures in the Word of God that tell us to not be greedy for money and to bless the poor. Ezekial 7:19 says They shall cast their silver in the street, and their gold shall be removed; their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord; they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels; because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.1 Timothy 6:17 says Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.Proverbs 15:27 says He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house, but he that hateth gifts shall live. Mark 8:36 says For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.
Brother Bob often thinks about the foolish man in Luke 12:16 who built great barns with much fruit and goods and took his ease and said he could eat drink and be merry. Take a look at God's reply at Luke 12:20 which reads But God said unto him Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided. Jesus gives us all a warning at Luke 12:15 which we should remember which says And He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Job 27:8 says For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Proverbs 29:6 reads In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
Wow take a moment and think and meditate on this gem from Solomon's proverbs about not being greedy and giving your blessings to the poor. Proverbs 28:22 says He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. Now the next wise proverb from Solomon makes Brother Bob remember some examples of greed that I observed after an older friend of mine had passed away. Right after my 92 year old friend died unknown relatives came out of nowhere to claim the 92 year old woman's possessions and finances. Brother Bob says if you have an older loved one tell them you love them while they are alive and don't just wait to take their money after they die. Proverbs 20:21 says An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed. Siblings that fight over an inheritance and finances and cheat their brothers and sisters should pray and change their ways and bless their family with the decedent's possessions and finances and be fair and evenly distribute the inheritance. Proverbs 10:2 tells us Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivereth from death.
Saint reading this meditate on this gem of wisdom from the puritans in the 1600's. How busy are sinners in this world like bees flying to this and that field to carry a little more honey to their hives, though after all their pains and toil, within a few days they must be consumed with flames and leave it to someone else. And have not I more cause to build treasure in heaven and bless the poor to obtain eternal durable riches in the kingdom forevermore. 1 Timothy 6:6 tells us all that But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
OK to close out this weeks bible study blog I give you all a picture of a 99 cent sale tag and tell you all to be fair with your brothers and sisters and bless them with a fair affordable price like 99 cents when you loan or give them a blessed sale. Solomon's proverbs spoke much about this matter. Proverbs 11:1 says A false balance (defined as riches gained by fraud) is abomination to the Lord. But, a just weight is His delight. Jesus in the word tells us to be honest and fair when we do business with our friends and associates. Acts 24:16 says And herein do I exercise myself to have always a conscience void of offence toward God and toward men.
The prophet Amos warned sellers not to be dishonest and sell small ephahs or quantities of goods for a great shekel price or high dollar value. Amos 8:5 says Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? Because the people during the days of the prophet Amos sold small portions of food for a high price, the result was Amos 8:10 that says And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
A puritan writer in the 1600's wrote Thou sayest, caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, but Jesus sayeth, caveat venditor, let the seller be careful that he keep a good conscience and not sell defective goods full of flaws.Leviticus 19:35 says Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah (defined as a measure of grain), and a just hin (defined as a measure of liquid) shall ye have. I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt. 1 Corinthians 10:24 tells us Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. Psalm 106:3 says Blessed are they that keep judgment and he that doeth righteousness at all times.
To end this bible study today, Brother Bob gives you all one of my favorite bible verses of all time at 2 Corinthians 6:8 which is how Brother Bob feels. Brother Bob might not be a famous statesman with his name in lights but thousands of people all over the world know about Brother Bob. I rejoice in this, for I want people everywhere when they read about Brother Bob to see Jesus and not Brother Bob. 2 Corinthians 6:8 reads By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report, as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known. As dying, and behold we live. As chastened and not killed. As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing. As poor, yet making many rich. As having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Well I praise Jesus everyone. The following countries have now started reading Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Brazil, Greece, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, The Netherlands, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, and Canada. To all my international friends Jesus bless you all and pray for Brother Bob to continue to be strengthened and kept to continue to write for Jesus to the world to save and deliver lost souls for Jesus. Please feel to write by email Brother Bob anytime at his email email@example.com if you are reading this in a distant far away country. I'd love to hear about how Jesus is worshipped in your nation and offer prayers daily on your behalf. Keep in contact everyone and let's all do something for Jesus on this internet.Your friend in Jesus, Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
You all might say what is Brother Bob up to now with pictures above of a palace and and man building a wall. Well in response as I always say its biblical and the answer is one word NEHEMIAH. We all should be like Nehemiah who was willing to leave the palace as a cupbearer for King Artaxerxes and become a lowly labourer that built a wall for Jerusalem and his people and suffered persecution. This kind of also reminds me of Moses who left the prospect of being Pharoah in Egypt and suffered affliction with his people to lift up the name of Jesus. Hebrews 11:24 says 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; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
Also, I'm reminded of Esther who was willing to die for Jesus to save her people Israel and go before the king at an improper time according to the law. I love Esther's words at Esther 4:16 which reads Go, gather together all the Jews that are present to Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day; I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not acccording to the law; and if I perish, I perish. Even though Esther was safe in a palace, she was willing to sacrifice her life to save her Jewish people from Haman's law to kill all the Jews. All these stories remind me of Matthew 16:25 which says For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Saint reading this if Jesus tells you to go help a poor widow, orphan, prisoner, or anyone in need, be willing to leave everything to help that poor person and you will lift up the name of Jesus like Esther and Nehemiah.
Saint reading this I ask you to be like Nehemiah and no matter how rich you are in life always remember the poor and take time to remember Jesus. Nehemiah, though he enjoyed much prosperity being in great favour and high honour as the cupbearer for King Artaxerxes, yet even then suffered in the church's sufferings, and was troubled with the church's troubles. Oh how holy was Nehemiah who willingly left a rich pleasant king's court for a ragged and tottered city and forsook the company of illustrious lords for twelve years to toil and moil like a day labourer. When Nehemiah delivered wine to King Artaxerxes, he thought of the water which the poor subjects of Christ drank. And though his own particular condition called him to be merry, yet the sepulchres of his fathers caused him to mourn. As Nehemiah built the wall he was persecuted by Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem but Nehemiah rejoiced in the persecution and finished building the wall.
The story of the two pictures above is at Nehemiah 2 and reads And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the King that wine was before him; and I took up the wine and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence. Wherefore, the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid and said unto the king. Let the king live forever, why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my father's sepulchres lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire. Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven and I said unto the king, If it please the king and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldst send me unto Judah, unto the city of my father's sepulchres that I may build it.
Another person who to Brother Bob is like Nehemiah who praised Jesus when he was both rich and poor was Job. Job remembered Jesus and praised the Lord daily when he had family, wealth, and many material possessions. Job also praised Jesus when he lost everything and his wife told him to curse God and die. This is stated at Job 2:9 which reads Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die. But, he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil. In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
You all might say wow what is Brother Bob up to now with pictures of a house and a man sitting in an empty wilderness with absolutely nothing around him. Well again this is biblical and reminds Brother Bob of DAVID AND ZIKLAG. The house represents what David owned before it was burnt to nothing by the Amalekites. The man sitting in the empty wilderness reminds me of David returning to Ziklag and finding nothing left of his possesions. But, David still rejoiced in Jesus and encouraged himself in the Lord, even when he lost his house and wives after the Amalekites burned all his possessions and took away his family. David also continued to praise Jesus even when his own depressed soldiers spake of stoning him saying David was responsible for the loss of all their possessions.
The story about David is at 1 Samuel 30:6 and reads And David was greatly distressed. For the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters. BUT, DAVID ENCOURAGED HIMSELF IN THE LORD HIS GOD. Saint reading this, in Jesus name let us all continue to praise Jesus at all times like David and encourage ourselves in Jesus no matter what goes on around us. Brother Bob always says focus daily with your heart on Jesus and the cross and tell the devil I am crucified with Christ and praise Jesus for dying for you and destroying all your problems past present and future on the cross. Hebrews 2:14 and Luke 9:23. Take up your cross daily and know that when Jesus died on the cross he destroyed the devil and your problems forever.
Now I give you a short lesson from one of my favorite books in the bible LAMENTATIONS. The book of Lamentations tells us all to put our total hope in Jesus only, not family, friends, money, or any material possessions. Lamentations 3:24 says THE LORD IS MY PORTION saith my soul, therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:26 says It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. Isaiah responded to the hope of the book of Lamentations by stating in Isaiah 25:9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo this is our God, we have waited for him, and He will save us. This is the Lord. We have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
Saints take a good look at the wonderful picture of the story of how an angel saved Hagar and Ishmael's lives and provided a well of water for them both to survive. Saint reading this if you feel like no one is around to help you, I claim in Jesus name the presence of a multitude of angels grant you the desires of your heart to lift up the name of Jesus. Hebrews 13:6 says So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Remember saint when man, family, church members, and everyone leaves you, Jesus loves you and will send angels to bless and keep you alive in peace. I claim this in Jesus name for all who read this past present and future. Even though Hagar had no more water in her bottle, Jesus loved her and provided a well for Hagar and Ishmael.
The story about the above picture of Hagar and Ishmael is at Genesis 21:15 and reads And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bow shot; for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water and gave the lad drink.
Saints getting back to my main message today of praising Jesus at all times. Don't let prosperity cause you to forget Jesus. Even when you are rich and own many material possessions please help the poor and remember Jesus. Solomon gave us all a warning about this at Proverbs 1:32 which reads For the turning away of the simple shall slay them and THE PROSPERITY OF FOOLS SHALL DESTROY THEM. Noah, who had seen the whole world drowned in water, is himself no sooner delivered and becomes drunken with wine. After Lot is delivered from Sodom, he commits incest with his own daughters. Solomon, the wisest king that ever the world had, was as notorious for apostasy as famous for prosperity.
Remember saint, though thy mercies be as the sail and wind to further the vessel of my soul in its heavenly voyage, yet, except thy Spirit O Lord Jesus steer, I will be driven off course. Lord Jesus, in Jesus name to all those who read this, keep us all humble in our highest estate, knowing that thy mere mercy not our merit is the sole cause of all our comforts.
Lord Jesus help us all to be like Obadiah who even though he was a stately governor for Ahab, he feared God greatly and considered the poor when he hid the prophets that Jezebel wanted to kill in a cave and fed them with bread and water. This is stated at 1 Kings 18:3 which reads And Ahab called Obadiah which was the governor of his house. Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly. For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took 100 prophets and hid them by 50 in a cave and fed them with bread and water. Also, Lord Jesus help us all to remember how Stephen praised you through all his troubles. Under a shower of stones about Stephen's ears, Stephen still praised Jesus when his eyes beheld one of the greatest sights ever seen by a mortal man. Acts 7:56 records this by saying And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.
Saints, take a good look at the picture above and lets take time to praise Jesus. The above picture is biblical and represents the monument and stone that Samuel erected to glorify the Lord Jesus. Samuel called the stone Ebenezer which is defined as Hitherto, hath the Lord helped us. So many monuments are erected before buildings to remember people or great men. I'm so glad today on this internet, Brother Bob has posted a stone called Ebenezer to remember Jesus and tell everyone reading this Jesus has helped us all. Glory to the name of Jesus.
The relevent scripture that speaks about Samuel's stone called Ebenezer is at 1 Samuel 7:12 and reads Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpeh and Shen and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto, hath the Lord helped us. We should all like Ezra praise Jesus for his mercy of sparing us from destruction and granting us all eternal life and peace forevermore. Ezra 9:13 reads And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this.
Saints, Europe is now reading Brother Bob's bible studies in Great Britain and Italy. Indonesia also is regularly reading Brother Bob's bible studies. This is what I live for. To see the word of Jesus go all over the world free of charge to encourage and win souls to Jesus forevermore. Angels in heaven rejoice over just one soul that finds Jesus. This gospel will be preached to the ends of the earth and Jesus will return to take us all home to the eternal kingdom where there will be everlasting joy and peace and we'll praise Jesus forevermore. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Saints today Brother Bob wants you to look at the picture above of needy orphans and if Jesus has blessed you remember the poor and needy people all around you. We all are one family. If we remember the poor needy children and widows in their affliction we remember Jesus. James 1:27 says pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this. To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Proverbs 22:2 says The rich and poor meet together. The Lord is the maker of them all. The number one thing Jesus hates in Proverbs 6:17 that is an abomination to God is a proud look. Jesus tells us not to look down on others and mock the poor. When someone truly gets saved with Jesus, that person becomes a new creation and blesses all people and becomes a servant to any person regardless of their background or nationality.
Proverbs 17:5 tells us that whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his maker. And he that is glad at calamaties shall not be unpunished. James 2:5 tells us Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love Him?
I remember when Brother Bob traveled to Tucson Arizona and went to a humble little Mexican church. The people in the little Mexican church were so poor but wow Jesus was really in that church and Jesus truly is with that poor little Mexican church in Tucson Arizona.
Saints Brother Bob found out that Jesus calls his church the congregation of the poor. Psalm 74:19 reads O deliver not the soul of thy turtledove (defined as God's beloved church) unto the multitude of the wicked. FORGET NOT THE CONGREGATION OF THY POOR FOREVER. Matthew 5:3 says Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Remember in Mark 10:21 Jesus told us all to build up treasure in heaven that will last forever by giving to the poor. For the 28 years that Brother Bob has been saved I've given away most of my money to the poor and Jesus has truly blessed me.
The apostle Paul gave us a warning that when anyone despises the poor, they despise the church. 1 Corinthians 11:22 says What? Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? OR DESPISE YE THE CHURCH OF GOD AND SHAME THEM THAT HAVE NOT? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
Paul defined the true enemies of the preacher that preaches Christ crucified in Philippians 3:18 by saying For many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. Jesus help us all not to be selfish and fill our own bellies and just mind earthly things and forget the poor and helpless children and widows in affliction. Proverbs 11:30 reads The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he that winneth souls is wise. Lord Jesus, in Jesus name help Brother Bob and all who read this forevermore to preach Jesus Christ crucified and win souls to Jesus and not waste our money on big empty buildings and mansions that will burn away. Lets all not end up as Job 15:34 which reads For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Wow, take a look at the picture above of a little child who is asking for someone to feed him. Saint reading this, this little child like the many people we see everywhere that are hungry and poor need our assistance. Remember, every day we walk around and see others in need, everyone is part of one big family in Jesus. Be like Jesus who loved all nationalities. Jesus blessed the Roman centurion and healed his servant. Jesus blessed the Samaritan woman even though his culture was prejudice and said Jews could not talk to Samaritans. Jesus even ate and personally talked with the chief of the publican sinners Zacchaeus.
Colossians 3:11 reads where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but CHRIST IS ALL AND IN ALL. This verse shows us all Jesus sees no distinctions among people and is not prejudice. Job was not prejudice and tells employers not to look down on employees. Job 31:13 says If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant when they contended with me, what shall I do when God riseth up? And when He visiteth what shall I answer Him. Did not He that made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb.
Brother Bob tells people, in Jesus sight we are all equal as sinners that need Jesus to wash us all clean in the blood of Jesus. In the world there are distinctions; wealthy, middle class, and the poor and people say they are better than others because of their educational background. But saint reading this in Jesus no one is better than his neighbor. Romans 3:23 reads For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Saint reading this, Jesus is your hope. Repent and confess Jesus as Lord today and believe in your heart Jesus has rose from the dead and Jesus will save you. Then daily remember with your heart Jesus crucified and daily thank Jesus for crucifying and destroying all your fears worries and problems as you tell the devil daily I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. IT IS FINISHED. Hebrews 2:14.
Jeremiah lamented when the precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, were esteemed by the world as earthen pitchers. Saint reading this you are a precious son of Zion and the world reproaches the Jesus in us and treats us as earthen pitchers instead of fine gold. Jeremiah stated this in Lamentations 4:2 which reads The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter.Luke 16:15 reads And He said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. Be encouraged saint reading this. 1 Peter 4:14 reads If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. You see the world speaks evil of the Jesus in us while on our part we are glorifying Jesus.
But, remember who Jesus chooses as blessed in this world. 1 Corinthians 1:27 reads But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are. That no flesh should glory in His presence.
Wow, you might say why is Brother Bob again posting another picture above of the little boy asking for food to survive. It's because it reminds Brother Bob of the story when David gave bread, water, figs, and raisins to the starving Egyptian servant on the road and because of David's kindness to the Egyptian beggar, that very same Egyptian beggar helped David find the Amalekite camp and recover everything the Amalekites stole from David at Ziklag. So, remember the poor person you help might save your life some day. We all are one family and need each other.
The wonderful story about David helping the starving Egyptian servant is told at 1 Samuel 30:11 and reads And they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David and gave him bread and he did eat. And they made him drink water. And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs and two clusters of raisins. And when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights. And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? And whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite and my master left me because three days ago I fell sick. We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherithites and upon the coasts which belongeth to Judah and upon the south of Caleb and we burned Ziklag with fire. And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God that thou wilt neither kill me nor deliver me into the hands of my master and I will bring thee down to this company. And when he had brought him down, behold they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking and dancing because of all the great spoil. that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines and out of the land of Judah. And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day. And there escaped not a man of them, save 400 young men which rode upon camels and fled. And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away and David rescued his two wives.
To end up this weeks bible study, I want you all to look at the above picture of the man on the right who is my good friend David Berkowitz the former Son of Sam who gave his life to the Lord Jesus in 1987. Saint reading this there is hope for you. If Jesus can save David Berkowitz a former serial killer in jail for life who murdered 6 women and burned many buildings, Jesus can save anyone. I write to David Berkowitz regularly and I have to say on the face of the earth, David Berkowitz is one of the most kindest and loving people I ever met. 2 Corinthians 5:17 reads Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. You can view my Jewish friend who loves Jesus now, David Berkowitz's website by left clicking this link http://www.ariseandshine.org/ and then left click David's journal and read some of David's writings. Also take time to watch David Berkowitz's videos of his testimony of how he found Jesus as Lord and got saved. This is very powerful and will strengthen your faith.
David Berkowitz reminds me of a modern day Apostle Paul who writes books and letters for Jesus from prison daily at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg NY. When I think of David Berkowitz I think of Onesimus and like Paul telling the master Philemon to receive the prisoner Onesimus as a brother in Jesus, I tell all who read this bible study blog that Brother Bob says everyone receive David Berkowitz as a brother in Jesus and forgive David Berkowitz of all his sins.
The story about Onesimus is at Philemon 10 and reads I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have bogotten in my bonds, which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me. Verse 16 reads Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh and in the Lord. If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account. Remember saints James 5:20 says Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. We all should have a forgiving spirit like Paul did for Onesimus and tell others that former sinners have changed and we should accept them in the brethren as beloved family.
Wow, what can Brother Bob say. My book for Jesus has now been read by almost 1000 people worldwide. This is a dream come true. The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is being sent to the entire world on this internet through the ministry that Jesus has given to Brother Bob. I truly rejoiced the other day when my friends in India and the Netherlands were reading my bible studies for Jesus. Keep in contact everyone and thanks for all the prayers and emails. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime. Your friend in Jesus. Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133