Saturday, December 3, 2011
Remember The Poor Humble Servant
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