Sunday, December 30, 2012
Friends, today as you look at the picture above of Jesus blessing each saint with a crown of righteousness, meditate on Luke 4:36 that says And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal, that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. Be encouraged my friends in the many nations; Our service for the Lord will be rewarded and Jesus will reward us with blessed wages for our work for the Lord with a crown of righteousness as we win souls to Jesus. If you think about it, the real reward is Jesus Himself. Just a glimpse of Jesus in the kingdom will be the greatest reward we can all ever receive. Revelation 22:12 tells us And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me; to give every man according as his work shall be.
DL Moody said remember if you guide a poor weary soul to Jesus and the way of life, turning his face toward the golden gates of Zion, Jesus will give you wages of a definite reward. The Lord's wages that you will receive are crowns of righteousness and glory which are much better than all the silver and gold that this world has to offer. The other day Brother Bob had the privilege of leading an 18 year old girl at the laundromat to Jesus and wow did she smile when Brother Bob was able to bless her with a brand new King James bible. Brother Bob has bought hundreds of KJV bibles over the years and I never charge for these bibles, giving them away to all my new friends in Jesus. 1 Corinthians 9:18 tells us What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. The lady at the christian book store always says, Brother Bob hallelujah you are back to buy more bibles to give away.
Saints I encourage you all to lead others to Jesus as Lord and be blessed with the joy of knowing that you will receive the blessed crown of righteousness in heaven. As pictured above, Jesus rejoices when you lead a little one to Jesus. Luke 15:10 says Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God (note this means Jesus rejoices) over one (note this says one and not millions) sinner that repenteth. And remember one of the best gifts to bless someone with is a KJV bible that will last forever. One time a three year old little girl named Olivia asked me to give her an adult KJV bible. I thought Lord it's just a kid, but Jesus said go immediately to the store and buy the little girl a brand new KJV bible. I bought the KJV bible and when I came home little Olivia was sitting in front of my house waiting for her bible and to see the joy on that kid's face when I gave her the KJV bible was so blessed. Little Olivia ran all over the neighborhood telling everyone she had her own KJV bible and blessed her mom with the bible. I believe Olivia will remember how Brother Bob gave her that bible the rest of her life.
The new and the old testament speak of our rewards of crowns of righteousness and glory at the following bible verses. 2 Timothy 4:7 says I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at the at day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing. Isaiah 62:2 says And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory, and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Saints, be encouraged and keep working for Jesus, winning souls to Jesus by telling people to confess Jesus as God and believe in their hearts that Jesus died on the cross for them and rose again. Jesus sees your labour to win souls and will reward you. Galatians 6:9 says And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Hebrews 6:10 says 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. 1 Corinthians 15:58 tells us 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.
Friends, today for my next picture above we see the man of the tombs clothed in his right mind being told by Jesus to go home and publish the good things he experienced about Jesus. As you all look at the picture above realize that with just one word from Jesus, years of troubles can immediately disappear. Jesus said one word "Go" to the man who had devils pictured above and immediately that man was delivered from years of torment. Also note that no man on the earth could tame or deliver this man of the tombs. But when man tells you friend reading this that your healing is impossible, I claim in Jesus name, that Jesus can with one word or just the presence of Jesus heal you instantly.
The story about the picture above is at Matthew 8:28 and says And when He was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way (note no man could tame these men and only Jesus could deliver these men of the tombs). Matthew 8:31 says So the devils besought Him saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And He said unto them, "Go" (note one word from Jesus brings total deliverance from years of trouble), And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine, and behold the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
Now lets go to another level of blessing as we look at the above picture of the woman who (after 12 years of sickness losing all her money to doctors) was healed instantly of an issue of blood by just the presence of Jesus after she touched the hem of Jesus' garment. DL Moody said Jesus has more medicine in the hem of his garment than all the medicine offered by the apothecaries of this world. And note also, the woman pictured above also got a personal witness in her body, knowing that she was instantly healed by Jesus. I claim in Jesus name for all my friends that read this bible study that they will receive a personal witness in their bodies that total miraculous healings have occurred by the presence by faith of the Lord Jesus in their hearts.
The story of the above picture is at Mark 5:25 and says And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway, the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Just another quick revelation I received this week from a good friend Pastor Lawson of Knoxville Tennessee at this website link http://thelionofjudah.org/ about the 66 chapters in the book of Isaiah. Take time to meditate on this revelation. There are 66 books in the bible, 39 books in the old testament and 27 books in the new testament. It's interesting to note that in the 66 chapters of Isaiah, the first 39 chapters of Isaiah represent the old testament because the new testament starts at Isaiah 40 for Isaiah 40:3 speaks of John the Baptist and says The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Also note that Isaiah 40-66 represent the new testament and speak a lot about Jesus. For example Isaiah 50:6 speaks of Jesus and says I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting. Isaiah 53:4 also speaks of Jesus and says Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God; and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
A country preacher I listened to this week stressed that blessings only come by Jesus only. He quoted John 14:6 that says Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (note the words but by me). Only by Jesus (not good works, baptism, church membership, living holy, or keeping the commandments) can we come to and know God. We all should be like Philip and just preach Jesus to bless people. Philip won the ethiopian eunuch to Jesus by just preaching Jesus to the ethiopian eunuch. Acts 8:35 says Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Everyone rejoice with Brother Bob and shout saying I'm glad I didn't get religion, I got salvation by faith in Jesus only.
OK, for my next insight about the Word, I give you all the bible scriptures that speak about our steps with Jesus on our pathway home to the kingdom. I pray in Jesus name that all these bible scriptures about steps with Jesus bless my many friends with the peace of Jesus. Isn't the above picture blessed quoting Psalm 37:23 that says The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and He delighteth in His way. Let us all say this prayer with King David at Psalm 119:133 saying Order my steps in thy word, and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. As you all prayed that prayer, Brother Bob claims the blessing of 2 Samuel 22:37 on you all that says Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, so that my feet did not slip.
Job spoke about steps and how Jesus knows every step we take and protects us daily. Job 14:16 says For now thou numberest my steps; dost thou not watch over my sin? Job 31:4 says Doth not He see all my ways, and count all my steps? But isn't it comforting to know that as we all walk daily with Jesus, our foundation is sure and we all will never fall. This is proven by 2 Timothy 2:19 that says Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
To end up my bible study today, I give you a precious picture of a little girl watering the seeds and plants of her garden that she personally planted. I have to admit this is one of the best pictures Brother Bob ever placed on his book for Jesus. This blessed little girl makes Brother Bob think of the parable of the seed and the sower. You see the bible says the word is a seed that is planted in our body that is called the dust, dirt, or ground. As we keep meditating on the word, we water our ground and the seed or word grows producing fruit to bless others. This is proven by Ephesians 5:26 that says That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
I will now proceed to give you a quick lesson of the parable of the seed and the sower going over each type of ground. Matthew 13:18 says Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which receiveth seed by the way side. This verse represents people that rarely read the word or think about Jesus. Since these people do not daily read and meditate on the word, the devil removes the word from their ground and no fruit occurs.
Matthew 13:20 goes on to say But he that receiveth the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while, for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the the word, by and by he is offended. Let us not be stony ground which represents people that stop serving Jesus because of persecutions and tribulations of the world around us. Saint reading this I pray in Jesus name, you will be good ground producing blessing and fruit by continually seeking Jesus as you rejoice through persecutions and tribulations of the world around us. James 1:25 tells us But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty (this means the word of God) and continueth therein (this means keeps daily meditating on the word of God), he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Matthew 13:22 says He also that receiveth seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. You see when we forget to take time to meditate on the word of God daily, allowing bills, politics, grocery shopping, and worldly pleasures to take over our lives, we become unfruitful. Jesus told us all at Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me. I encourage you all to stay in the word and wake up say an hour early each day to spend time in the word and be with Jesus. You will find Jesus early and later in the day when we all attend to the cares of life, our days will be blessed for our time spent with Jesus early in the morning.
Matthew 13:23 ends up by saying But, he that received seed into the good ground, is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. I've noted that as we daily become good ground spending time each day in the word, Jesus will begin to pull out weeds in our lives which are things our flesh enjoys that are not profitable to us as we serve Jesus. Brother Bob must testify that Jesus twenty years ago had to remove watching sports on TV from my life. Twenty years ago, Jesus told Brother Bob you must stop watching sports on your TV each night and get a computer to listen to the word of God each day. The devil told me if I did this I would be bored. At first I didn't listen and to avoid dying and being miserable as I watched sports, I was glad to throw away my TV in the dumpster. To the glory of Jesus, for twenty years each day Brother Bob has listened to the word of God on his computer and it is not boring, it is blessed. Hallelujah, Jesus pulled out the weed of watching sports on TV from Brother Bob's life and as a result, Brother Bob is now preaching to over 25000 people in many nations about our glorious Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
As always it has been a blessing writing this bible study today and I pray in Jesus name it blesses all my friends everywhere and anywhere with peace. Feel free to email 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. Till we all meet agains soon, have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Everyone look above at the precious children of Guatemala repenting and asking the Lord Jesus for mercy. Friends everywhere let me state that repentance is not just an option; repentance is a command and must be done to avoid perishing. Acts 17:30 tells us And the times of this ignorence God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent. Let's all be like the children of Guatemala pictured above and repent daily and ask Jesus for mercy. Jesus warned us all at Luke 13:3 saying I tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Again I state to you friend reading this repentance is a command. Right now repent and turn to Jesus confessing Jesus as God and believing that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again and be saved.
Notice how the Apostle Paul told us at Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing; for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. But if we keep reading Romans 7 we find that the answer to overcome and achieve victory over our flesh is one word Jesus. Romans 7:24 says O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Saint reading this praise Jesus for delivering us all from the guilt of sin because the blood of Jesus cleanseth us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 says But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Romans 5:20 says But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound. Hebrews 9:14 says How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Since repentance is a command take time to meditate on the greek definition of repentance. Repentance is defined to change one's mind for the better, feeling sorry for and abhorring their past sins. DL Moody stated one must repent to see the kingdom of God. There will be no unrepentant sinners in heaven. If a man does not repent, there is no hope for him in the world to come. John the Baptist at Matthew 3:2 said Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Brother Bob is obeying the instruction of the prophet Isaiah and doing Isaiah 58 on this internet and proclaims Isaiah 58 to all nations forevermore who read this bible study by stating Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. You see only the Lord Jesus was perfect with no sin. But all people must repent by looking to Jesus Christ crucified with their hearts daily because Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. I pray in Jesus name all my friends in the nations reading this bible study will repent and receive the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14 that says If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Everyone, since we are talking about repentance, take a moment to look at the above picture of how Nineveh received mercy and peace by repenting after the people of Nineveh heard the preaching of Jonah. Nineveh was blessed and the king and all the people of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah. Nineveh will rise up in the judgment and condemn our generation for they repented at Jonah, saying you have a greater preacher than Jonah named Jesus. Matthew 12:41 says The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
I pray President Barack Obama would be like the king of Nineveh and not be ashamed of Jesus commanding everyone in the USA to repent and to turn to Jesus. Take some time to read the story about the picture above of how the people of Ninevah repenting at Jonah 3:5 that says So the people of Nineveh believed God and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe form him and covered him with sackcloth and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing, let them not feed, nor drink water; But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth and cry mightily unto God; yea let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not. And God saw their works; that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that He had said He would do unto them, and He did it not.
You see friend reading this anywhere, the Lord Jesus delighteth in mercy, and Jesus himself rejoiceth in the presence of the angels over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15:10 tells us Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Brother Bob took time this week to memorize this gem in the word from the prophet Micah. Take time friend to say out loud Micah 7:18 and memorize the verse that has so much life. Micah 7:18 says Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
For my next picture above we see the apostle John leaning on the breast of our Lord Jesus at the last supper fully trusting in Jesus. We should all be like the apostle John and trust totally in Jesus to overcome any trouble in this world. 1 John 5:4-5 tells us For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
John 21:20 and John 21:24 reveal to us all that it was the apostle John that leaned on the breast of Jesus pictured above totally trusting in Jesus. John 21:20 says Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on His breast at supper; and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? John 21:24 tells us This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
OK since John fully trusted in Jesus, Brother Bob states to all my friends in any nation, like John, totally trust in Jesus. Read all the rewards the bible states for trusting daily in Jesus. Isaiah 26:3 says Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever, for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. Proverbs 3:5 says Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes, fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel (defined as calm thy nerves), and marrow to thy bones (defined as refresh your body like a cold cup of water).
Some more scripture on the benefits of trusting in Jesus are listed below for your peace. Proverbs 16:20 says He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. Psalm 32:10 says Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Psalm 37:3 says Trust in the Lord and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Psalm 5:11 says But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them, let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. For thou Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
To end up today's bible study, I give you all a wonderful picture of Mary Magdalene looking for Jesus at Jesus' tomb and given the honour to be the first person to see Jesus resurrected. Brother Bob tells people everywhere to keep looking to Jesus crucified daily as the answer to all your problems. Yesterday, I told an 11 year old boy to every day look to Jesus crucified with his heart to not be afraid to sit in a school classroom. The little boy understood and said Brother Bob thanks it works and I am no longer afraid because Jesus crucified and destroyed my fears at the cross of calvary. I had the little boy quote 2 Timothy 1:7 that says For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I heard a preacher this morning state that when troubles are around us, just look to Jesus as your answer. This is proven by the bible verse 1 Peter 1:7 that says That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Now I claim in Jesus name for anyone reading the next verse at 1 Peter 1:8 joy unspeakable. Now say this verse out loud and believe the promise. Say 1 Peter 1:8 that says Whom having not seen, ye love; In whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study today about repentance and trusting in Jesus. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we meet again soon to lift up the Lord Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Friend take a moment to left click the above picture and read the above bible verses from Psalm 139:1-6 which prove that Jesus knows about everything as He constantly protects and keeps us safe every day. Since the bible verses are so incredible Jesus wants me to rewrite them. Psalm 139 says O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. (Note Jesus knows our thoughts before we think them). Isaiah 65:24 tells us And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking , I will hear.
Psalm 139:3 says Thou compassest (defined as surrounds) my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. (How comforting to know that Jesus is always around us when we are awake and lie down to sleep and is acquainted with us). Right now since Jesus is acquainted with us all, lets all take Job's advice at Job 22:21 and get acquainted with Jesus to receive peace. Job 22:21 says Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace, thereby good shall come unto thee. The new testament confirms Psalm 139:3 at Matthew 28:20 where Jesus said Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Hallelujah, the prophet Jeremiah stated that Jesus knew us before we came out of the womb and said at Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
As we read on, Psalm 139:4 says For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. (Wow, Jesus not only knows all our thoughts before they are thought, but also knows all our words before they are spoken). Jesus is literally everywhere and knows everything. The prophet Jeremiah stated at Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. Psalm 138:7 tells us Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
Psalm 139:5 further states Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Friend reading this, you might not feel or see Jesus in the front, back, or around you, but remember Job's revelation to believe by faith that Jesus is always around you to comfort and bless you. Job 23:8 says Behold, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; On the left hand, where He doth work, but I cannot behold Him; He hideth Himself on the right hand, that I cannot see Him; But He knoweth the way that I take; when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. And friend reading this remember that the angels also along with Jesus are around you daily to keep and protect you from all harm. Psalm 91:11 says For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Now to continue with the revelation that Jesus is everywhere and knows all about our lives, look at the above picture of Jesus telling the little boy that he does not forget the sparrows and knows the number of the hairs on the little boy's head. Saint reading this anywhere, right now get saved and confess Jesus as God and believe Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again. Brother Bob promises you when you get saved, Jesus will keep you and never forget you for you are more precious to Jesus than many sparrows and Jesus knows the numbers of your hairs and cares about you. Luke 12:6 says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But, even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Now, you all might want to write out the following bible verses that prove that Jesus knows everything. Job 37:16 says Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge. King David took Job's revelation that God's knowledge is perfect to a higher level and said that God's understanding is infinite. Psalm 147:4 says He telleth the number of the stars, He calleth them all by their names. (Right now praise Jesus for the infinite knowledge beyond man's reasoning where Jesus knows the names of each of the 300 billion stars). Great is our Lord, and of great power; His understanding is infinite. And finally Romans 11:33 says 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. For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counsellor?
Now, Brother Bob wants to share revelations of how Jesus can be seen in old testament bible stories. Let's all start by looking at a picture above of Jonathan, a little lad, and David hiding at the stone Ezel (defined as departure) as Brother Bob states to you how Jonathan reminds Brother Bob of Jesus. Jonathan made an agreement with David that as he shot three arrows and a little lad fetched the arrows, if Jonathan said the arrows are on this side of thee, Saul intended peace for David, but if Jonathan said the arrows are beyond thee then Saul was trying to kill David and David should flee.
The picture above is described at 1 Samuel 20:20 as David hid at the stone Ezel and says And I will shoot three arrows on the side thereof, as though I shot at a mark. And, behold, I will send a lad, saying, Go, find out the arrows. If I expressly say unto the lad, Behold the arrows are on this side of thee, take them; then come thou; for there is peace to thee, and no hurt, as the Lord liveth. But if I say thus unto the young man, Behold, the arrows are beyond thee; go thy way ; for the Lord hath sent thee away.
1 Samuel 20:37 further states And when the lad was come to the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan cried after the lad, and said, I shot the arrow beyond thee? (This was a message to David that Saul was trying to kill him and that David had to flee for his life). And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master. But the lad knew not any thing; only Jonathan and David knew the matter. And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad, and said unto him, Go, carry them to the city. And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times; and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded. And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, forasmuch as we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying The Lord he between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And he arose and departed; and Jonathan went into the city.
You see we can see the Lord Jesus in Jonathan's life. Like Jesus, Jonathan was the son of a King named Saul and humbled himself and protected David by sacrificing his own life to save David. The name Jonathan in hebrew means Jehovah has given representing Jesus because John 3:16 says For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The name David in hebrew is defined as Beloved and represents the church. Jonathan as a picture of Jesus truly loved David the church and laid down his life to save David.
I also see Jesus in Jonathan when Jonathan ate honey from a honeycomb which according to the law of Saul was unlawful to do requiring death. Jesus like Jonathan rose above man's law, stating at Matthew 12:8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day, allowing his disciples to eat ears of corn on the sabbath to survive their hunger. Jonathan, like Jesus stated that he would disobey the law of Saul because as he ate the honey enlightment occurred.
1 Samuel 14:27 says But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath; wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes were enlightened. Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day, And the people were faint. But, like Jesus, Jonathan was redeemed from the curse of the law and lived for 1 Samuel 14:43 says Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and lo, I must die. And Saul answered, God do so and more also; for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid; as the Lord liveth, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.
OK, for my next thought for today, Brother Bob wants to share a revelation from Jesus shown personally to Brother Bob about birds. Pictured above is Brother Bob's favorite bird happily singing praises to Jesus called the goldfinch and the other day Jesus blessed Brother Bob to see five beautiful goldfinches in his front yard along with a hummingbird. Let me state that birds are very smart because we usually hear them all singing praises to the Lord Jesus early every morning. You see the birds know to seek Jesus early and find Jesus and receive the blessing of Proverbs 8:17 that says I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me. I pray in Jesus name all my friends in the many nations like the birds will seek Jesus early and after finding Jesus sing praises to our Lord Jesus.
Also, note that birds never worry and don't store any food or material things. The birds realize that they are just pilgrims and strangers on this earth and concentrate on just happily singing praises to Jesus, trusting that every day when they put their beak in the ground a worm for food will appear. Like the birds, let us all live our lives on this earth as pilgrims and strangers, not trusting in material things like houses, cars, silver, or gold. This world is not our home and in Jesus name like the birds lets all just praise and trust Jesus daily as we sing praises to Jesus. Jesus knows we need food, clothes, and shelter and will provide all our needs as we place Jesus first in all our lives. Matthew 6:33 tells us But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
For my final thought today, I give you all a picture above of Elisha raising the woman of Shunem's son from the dead because she allowed the prophet Elisha to stay at her home. According to 2 Kings 4:10, the woman of Shunem was kind, providing the prophet Elisha with a bed, table, stool, and a candlestick. Because of the woman of Shunem's kindness, Jesus blessed her with a son. After her son died shortly thereafter, Elisha as pictured above prayed for the son and raised the child from the dead.
Let me state, that the new testament has a similiar story when Martha allowed the Lord Jesus to stay at her house. Luke 10:38 says Now it came to pass as they went, that He entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. Like the woman of Shunem, since Martha was kind and let Jesus stay at her house, Jesus later raised Martha's brother Lazarus from the dead. Note also that both the woman of Shunem and Martha had to wait several days (four days for Martha before Lazarus was raised from the dead) before the son and Lazarus were resurrected from the dead.
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study which I pray in Jesus name will give joy and peace to my many friends in the many nations. Feel free to email 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. Till our next meeting soon, have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saints for today's bible lesson, I want you to look at the above picture and learn that Jesus is the true gift. Now in order to receive Jesus as your gift we all must not pay or use our own works to earn Jesus as a gift. To properly receive a gift, just take Jesus as Lord by faith into your hearts today by confessing Jesus as God and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again and be saved.
Now let's all take a close look at the word grace that blesses a person as they receive the gift Jesus. First notice that grace comes from Jesus. This is proven by the following bible scriptures defining Jesus as the gift of grace. Romans 5:15 says But, not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 1 Corinthians 1:3 says Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.
Now what Brother Bob is going to do is give you many examples in the word of God proving that grace is not received by good deeds and works and that grace is received by pure faith only in the Lord Jesus. Ephesians 2:8 tells us 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. Notice in the above picture Martha (who is standing) is trying to earn grace by good deeds as she serves Jesus. But Mary (who is sitting in the above picture) receives the grace of Jesus by sitting and receiving Jesus by faith with no good deeds. Jesus always received and blessed sinners who did not proudly boast in their works. DL Moody wrote the difference between Martha and Mary was that Martha was trying to do something for the Lord and Mary was just taking something from Him as a gift.
As you look at the picture above meditate on the story of Mary and Martha recorded at Mark 10:40 that states But, Martha was cumbered about much serving and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. (Note when we like Mary take time for Jesus persecutions come from people around us but Jesus will rescue us and deliver us). Mark 10:41 further states And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things. But, one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
As we all look at the picture above of the pharisee and the publican, note that the publican in the background received the gift of grace by stating God be merciful to me a sinner. The pharisee in the front of the picture did not obtain grace or justification because he boasted in his good deeds by saying I fast twice in the week and I give tithes of all that I possess. The story of the pharisee and the publican is found at Luke 18:10 and says Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are; extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Note the publican in the background received the gift of grace and was justified by confessing his sins and receiving Jesus by faith. DL Moody wrote the grace of Jesus will save a wretch on the borders of hell and make him an inhabitant of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus will always be a friend to a repentant sinner and speak against haughy pharisee hypocrites. But, poor, humble, and penitent sinners can always come to Jesus and find grace. Saint reading this anywhere, Jesus told me to tell you that if you confess your sins now to Jesus and say Lord Jesus come in my heart, the blood of Jesus will forever remove your guilty sins whether they be murder, rape, and all past wicked deeds.
My good friend David Berkowitz, a former serial killer who murdered six women and burned over 200 buildings confessed Jesus as his Lord in 1987 and the blood of Jesus removed all of David's past sins. Today, I am honored to say that David Berkowitz, the former Son of Sam is a true christian and a very close friend to Brother Bob and David writes me weekly with encouraging scriptures. A lot of these anointed writings in Brother Bob's book for Jesus come from the pen of David Berkowitz.
Now yet another picture above proving that the gift of grace is received by people that receive Jesus by faith, worshipping Jesus as God. Pictured above is the woman of Canaan who confessed to Jesus that she was a sinful dog, willing to just eat a crumb from the bread of life Jesus. Brother Bob is honored to admit that in myself I also am a sinful dog willing to just take one crumb of a blessing from the Lord Jesus. Like the woman of Canaan, let us all continue to worship and praise Jesus in all circumstances, confessing our sins, as we all receive the free gift of grace from Jesus.
The story of the woman of Canaan's faith is recorded at Matthew 15:22 and says And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is grieviously vexed with a devil. But He answered her not a word. And his disciples came, and besought Him, saying, Send her away, for she crieth after us. But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, help me. But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth Lord yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, Great is thy faith, be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Now in conclusion, take a little time to meditate on the following two bible verses that prove that by faith in the Lord Jesus and not good works does a person receive the gift of grace from Jesus. Romans 4:5 says But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Everyone, isn't the above picture precious of how a little girl searched for Jesus and found Jesus because Jesus also was searching for the little girl. Friend in any nation, as you look at the above picture, be encouraged and keep seeking for Jesus for Jesus is seeking for you. I'll prove this by two bible verses below. First Isaiah 55:6 says Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near. But, as we seek Jesus, Jesus seeks us for Luke 19:10 says For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Another scripture that proves as we seek Jesus, Jesus seeks us is James 4:8 that says Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. And the prophet Jeremiah gave us all the formula and solution for finding Jesus by stating seek for Jesus with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 says And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. King Solomon also told us a formula and way to seek Jesus and stated at Proverbs 8;17 I love them that love me, and those that seek me early shall find me. Notice we are told at 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to pray without ceasing. Praying and seeking are different. Pray at all times morning, noon, and night. But to find Jesus, seek Jesus early in the morning. I guarantee if you wake up a half hour earlier than your normal wake up time and seek Jesus, you will find Jesus.
One final picture for today friends as I encourage all my friends to live peaceably with everyone. In the picture above we see a man arguing and suing someone in court and not just taking the wrong. As christians, Jesus tells us it is better to lie down at night in peace and take the wrong, instead of spending years in a bitter lawsuit winning money that will just eventually disappear. 1 Corinthians 6:7 says Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded.
2 Timothy 3:12 tells us Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Brother Bob will testify that there has been numerous occasions where Brother Bob had the opportunity to sue someone in court and win but chose to bless his enemies and take the wrong. I rejoice to tell all my friends that it is better to have peace and sleep with joy every night than to be burdened with the stress of a bitter lawsuit for years. Ecclesiastes 5:12 says The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Remember Romans 12:18 says If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study today. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 (614) 604-7133. Till our next meeting soon, keep lifting up our Lord Jesus and bless the name of Jesus.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
For today's bible study Brother Bob gives you two pictures of various places people might appear. The top picture was taken by an astronaut from a space station of the planet earth showing the United States, Mexico, and South America. The second picture was taken from a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean by Alaska of a huge whale splashing on the ocean. These pictures reminded Brother Bob of the fact that Jesus as God is everywhere and man can not run or hide from Jesus as God. Psalm 139:7 says Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
As you look at the two pictures above realize that Jesus as God can be present in the highest heavens and deepest oceans. People can try to run and hide from Jesus as God but these people will discover that Jesus is everywhere. The prophet Amos tells us at Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them, though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down. And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.
To any person who forevermore reads this bible study, Brother Bob wants you to know that Jesus will constantly offer you peace and life wherever you live or go. A person might run to the remotest spot on this earth to escape from God, but Jesus as God has so much love for all people and will constantly reach his mighty hand to save lost sinners in the most remote parts of this earth. Jesus wants to save all people of any background in any country because 2 Peter 3:9 says The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Right now friend reading this anywhere get saved and say Jesus I believe in my heart you are Lord and died for me on the cross and rose again.
An example in the bible of a man who tried to run from God and found out that God is everywhere was Jonah. If you study the story of Jonah, you will find that Jonah chose to go to Joppa (defined as a beautiful place) instead of obeying God's command for Jonah to go and preach to the sinners of Nineveh. Jonah ran from God and chose to take a luxury cruise ship at beautiful Joppa on the Mediterranean to travel to Tarshish. Jonah found out quickly that even though he experienced the pleasure of sin for a season at beautiful Joppa, Jesus as God was still present creating a mighty tempest or storm where Jonah was thrown overboard and swallowed by a whale. Like Jonah, we all need to realize that when a person chooses to turn from God and selfishly enjoy the pleasures of this world, no peace will occur. Jonah did not experience deliverance until Jonah submitted to and worshipped God in the belly of the whale, willing to obey God's original command to preach to sinners at Nineveh. As a result, the whale released Jonah and Jonah gladly preached to the people of Nineveh.
Jonah 1 says Now the word of the lord came unto Jonah the son of Amitai saying, Arise, go to Ninevah, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But, Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish form the presence of the Lord and went down to Joppa (defined as beautiful) and he found a ship going to Tarshish, so he paid the fare thereof, (note that when a person runs from God they lose money and Jonah had to pay a fare), and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish form the presence of the Lord. But, the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
Remember saint reading this, learn a lesson from Jonah and walk by faith and not by sight. Sin might appear beautiful like Joppa but will only lead to trouble. Lot like Jonah also made the mistake of choosing to live in a well watered plain of Sodom and Gomorrah that appeared beautiful to his sight. And also remember how the devil made the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil appear pleasant to Eve's eyes. You see to truly walk with Jesus we must obey Jesus with our hearts by faith and not let your eyes and sight dictate how we serve Jesus. Lot discovered that beautiful Sodom and Gomorrah was full of sin and had to escape for his life as Sodom and Gomorrah was burned and destroyed. Eve discovered that the pleasant fruit created sin and trouble.
I must testify that I once heard a preacher say that every missionary would love to travel and minister in beautiful Hawaii while they relax from the peaceful ocean breeze. But, I'd rather be in the will of Jesus and if Jesus told Brother Bob to go win souls in remote parts of cold Alaska and Siberia, or the hot Sahara desert of Algeria, Brother Bob would find more peace in the will of God and consider it an honor to go to Alaska, Siberia, or Algeria seeing souls won to Jesus. I must testify that this week Algeria in the Sahara Desert started reading Brother Bob's book for Jesus and I ask all my friends to pray for Algeria that these people in the Sahara desert get saved and confess Jesus as their Lord. Right now saint reading this anywhere say Lord Jesus make me a willing vessel to travel anywhere to any nation as an instrument to lead lost souls to salvation in the Lord Jesus. Hallelujah, Brother Bob would consider it an honor and rather be in the will of God winning lost souls to Jesus in the jungles of Brazil or the outback of Australia where the aborigines live instead of selfishly enjoying a pleasure cruise ship to beautiful Joppa like Jonah.
For my next picture, I give you all the classic painting from Botticelli at the Sistene Chapel of the three temptations of Jesus seen in the top of the picture. Friends, as you all look at these three temptations, realize that it takes Jesus as Lord to rebuke and resist the devil. I will now proceed to give you all a lesson in effectively rebuking devils or demons. So many people try in themselves to fight and resist the devil and this is a mistake. Remember, it takes Jesus as Lord to rebuke and resist the devil. One can not effectively rebuke the devil by saying I (not the Lord) rebuke thee satan.
First let's all look at Jude 9 that says Yet, Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. Note the key words of this scripture: The Lord (not I) rebuke thee. It takes Jesus and not ourselves to resist and make the devil flee like the picture above where satan had to flee when Jesus said Get behind me Satan on the far upper right. Also, note that Michael did not in himself bring a railing accusation and get angry or mad at the devil. Michael submitted to God and allowed Jesus as Lord to rebuke the devil.
Remember it takes the name of Jesus as God to cast out a devil. Mark 16:17 says And these signs shall follow them that believe. In my name (Jesus) shall they cast out devils.
Now, lets contrast Michael's experience with how the seven sons of Sceva made the mistake of trying to cast out devils by themselves without the power of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:13 says Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus saying, We (note they said by mistake We instead of The Lord Jesus) adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. and there were seven sons of one Sceva (defined as a mind reader), a Jew, and chief of the priests which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Wow, the seven sons of Sceva were wounded by demons because they said We and not The Lord rebuke thee devil.
I pray that in Jesus name, as my friends everywhere read this next paragraph, Holy Ghost you will reveal the powerful revelations given to Brother Bob to give peace and life to my friends everywhere in the many nations. Jesus showed Brother Bob since only the Lord can rebuke the devil, daily by faith as we all look to Jesus crucified in our hearts, then the Lord Jesus will automatically make the devil flee. You see Jesus is the Word and the same yesterday, today, and forever. Tell the devil in Jesus name that the Word of Jesus lives in us all and according to Isaiah 14:15 the devil is brought down to hell to the sides of the pit and that according to Psalm 140:8-10 when the head of the wicked (the devil) is in the pit he will not rise up again. Psalm 140:8-10 says Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked, further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Jesus also told Brother Bob to tell all my friends in the many nations to claim territory for Jesus. As we all by faith look to Jesus as Lord crucified daily with our hearts, since Jesus is light and one with the Holy Ghost unquenchable fire, for every neighborhood, city, country and territory you step into, see the light of Jesus causing all darkness and evil to disappear and flee quickly. Also see the unquenchable holy ghost fire spreading quickly in every area of your city or country to burn out every root and branch of evil around you. I once asked Jesus where in the bible does it say the the fire of the Lord Jesus burns away and destroys the root and branch of evil and Jesus replied Malachi 4:1 that says For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
And hallelujah, when Brother Bob received from the Holy Ghost the above revelation of taking territory for Jesus, my good friend David Berkowitz the former Son of Sam wrote me an incredible bible verse by the prophet Isaiah about claiming territory for the Lord Jesus. In Jesus name, I claim that all my friends in the many nations receive the promise of Isaiah 54:2-3 and that the Lord Jesus will like light remove all darkness in my friends' nations as we all take territory for Jesus and win untold numbers of people to Jesus. Lord Jesus as all my friends in the many nations see you daily crucified, let the unquenchable fire of the holy ghost spread quickly and burn out every root and branch of evil in their nations. Isaiah 54:2-3 says Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
OK, everyone take a look above at the picture and lets all go to Antarctica as we praise Jesus. The above picture reminded Brother Bob of Psalm 147 and how Jesus casts forth ice like morsels (defined as crumbs of bread) and scatters hoarfrost like ashes. So just remember the next time you see ice and frost, praise Jesus and say hallelujah Lord Jesus, this ice and frost are the crumbs of bread and ashes that you cast down to the earth. Also, Psalm 147 states that Jesus is so glorious deserving our praise for telling the number of stars, calling them all by their names. Wow, the Lord Jesus knows the exact number of the millions of stars and incredibly gives a name to each innumerable star.
Saint reading this anywhere, start to praise Jesus as you say out loud Psalm 147 that says Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant and praise is comely. Verse 3 says He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Verse 16 says He giveth snow like wool, He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes; He casteth forth His ice like morsels (defined as crumbs of bread) who can stand before His cold? He sendeth out His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow. And just to make my friends happy, look what Brother Bob discovered this week in the bible as a new verse. If you saint reading this feel depressed and are being persecuted by proud people around you for your testimony for Jesus, say and claim Psalm 12:5 that says For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
OK to end up today's bible study, Brother Bob gives you all a precious picture of a little girl happy about her new present for Christmas. Brother Bob says to all my friends everywhere remember as you look at the happy little girl with her Christmas present, whenever we all open our bibles and see the Word of God, it is like opening a christmas present and is always new. Things in the world get old and boring, but the Word of God never gets boring and is always new like a christmas present. We could read a bible verse a million times and that bible verse will always be new and make us happy like opening a brand new christmas present.
Saint reading this anywhere, you will never get bored reading the bible for John 21:25 says And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. The peace of Jesus is infinite and the Word of God never gets boring for the Word lasts forever. Psalm 119:89 says For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Matthew 24:35 says Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Keep seeking Jesus and learning his Word for it is like seeking for treasure and you will constantly discover new revelations and insights, as you praise Jesus forevermore. Psalm 119:162 tells us I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. Proverbs 2:2 says So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. Just picture how happy a person is when he discovers hidden treasure worth millions of dollars. Now as we all look at the Word of God, start rejoicing and leaping for joy like you discovered a hidden treasure worth millions of dollars.
One final thought Brother Bob sees as I look at the precious little girl happy at her new christmas present, is the fact that the christmas present is new and brings joy. Let me list for you all the new things we receive when Jesus comes into our lives. First, 2 Corinthians 5:7 says Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (defined as creation). old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new. When we come to Jesus we all receive a new song for Psalm 40:3 says And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God, many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Also, when we come to Jesus, we receive a new and living way for Hebrews 10:20 says By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say His flesh.
Finally, when we come to Jesus, we receive a new name for Isaiah 62:2 says And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory, and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Let me state this new name will be given to saints in a white stone that only that particular saint will know for Revelation 2:17 says He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
As always Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this bible study which I pray in Jesus name brings joy and peace to all my many friends in so many nations. Feel free to contact Brother Bob for prayer at my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the Lord Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saints for today's bible study as you all look at the picture above I want all my friends everywhere to know that Jesus with one word and prayer can heal instantly any problem that has existed for many years. The woman pictured above was bowed together for eighteen years and could in no wise lift up herself. Hallalujah, Jesus with one word healed this woman and immediately she was made straight. I claim in Jesus name for all my friends in the many nations that read this forevermore that need deliverance from any trouble that has been around them for years that by this prayer instantly that trouble will disappear and complete healing will occur immediately.
The story about the above picture is at Luke 13:10 and says And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And behold there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Remember saint reading this, Jesus has the last word on your health and blessings. Don't believe any bad report from a doctor saying that a person's life will end in a short amount of time. Whose report will you believe? We shall believe the report of the Lord that accordiing to Psalm 103:3 we all are healed of all diseases. Also remember that 1 Peter 2:24 says that by the stripes of Jesus we all are healed. It's interesting to note that in hebrew stripes is defined as any suffering or pain a person experiences. Saint reading this, Jesus at the cross by His stripes loved you and destroyed all your pains and sufferings as you remember Jesus Christ crucified with your hearts. Hebrews 4:15 says For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Notice this is a double negative so Jesus is touched with the feeling of your infirmities and at the cross by His stripes healed all your sicknesses by faith.
Doctors in the past have told Brother Bob he would not live past a certain age because of cancer and also that Brother Bob would be crippled for life and not be able to talk and preach Jesus. Hallelujah, Brother Bob did not believe the word of the doctor, but believed the word of Jesus. I remember sitting for two months where I could hardly open my mouth or eye but one day I focused on Jesus Christ crucified with my heart and instantly Jesus destroyed and crucified all sickness in my body and I was able to see clearly and preach again. I went back to that doctor and testified that I would preach the gospel of Jesus as Lord again as the doctor confirmed that I was cancer free with no paralysis in my speech.
So remember saint reading this anywhere, Jesus can heal and fix in one moment what man or doctors could not do for many years. Mark 10:27 tells us And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible. There was another woman in the bible who instantly was healed after struggling with an issue of blood for twelve years. For twelve years this woman paid doctors for a healing and got worse. But, one day the woman decided to reach out and touch the hem of Jesus' garment and immediately her fountain of blood was dried up. Jesus healed instantly what doctors could not do for twelve years.
The story about the woman with the issue of blood healed by Jesus is recorded at Mark 5:25 and says And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment. For she said, If I may touch but His clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Now saints everywhere as you look at the precious picture of the innocent baby lambs above, realize that Jesus chooses to use people that the world despises and considers weak and innocent like the little lambs. Saint reading this if you feel despised and rejected by this world, you are a prime candidate to be used by Jesus. Brother Bob has learned that the more anointed a person becomes as he draws closer to Jesus, the more the world separates and departs from that anointed person. Brother Bob tells people if each day you become more and more like the world, you are backsliding for a friend of the world is an enemy of God (James 4:4). But, if the world rejects you as you serve Jesus, you are growing in Jesus.
Jesus has greatly used Brother Bob who is a thin little insignificant Jew saved by Jesus to reach over 22000 people in many nations with the good news of the Lord Jesus crucified. I believe when we get to heaven and see the great prophets like Ezekial, Isaiah, and Jeremiah we all will be amazed to discover that Ezekial, Isaiah, and Jeremiah were just small little scrawny humble men used greatly by God. The reason Jesus uses people that in the world's eyes are weak and small is because this allows Jesus as God to get the glory instead of a proud, wise, and mighty person on the earth.
Take time to read 1 Corinthians 1:26 that says For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called. 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. 1 Corinthians 1:31 says That according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Now notice that when the book of seven seals was opened in heaven, Jesus appeared as a weak little Lamb, instead of the mighty Lion of the tribe of Juda, to open the book of the seven seals. The Father was showing us all that Jesus was so powerful that even as an innocent Lamb crucified, Jesus had the power to open the book of the seven seals. Zechariah 4:6 tells us Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Saint reading this you might feel like a weak small tiny lamb, but remember with Jesus you can receive power to strengthen many as you deny yourself while Jesus is glorified as God.
The story about Jesus opening the book of the seven seals is recorded at Revelation 5:5 and says And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not, behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
To prove that Jesus uses what the world considers as weak and foolish, DL Moody wrote notice that Jesus chose a few weak ignorent Galilean fishermen to introduce the gospel to the nations. These fishermen like Peter and James were not mighty and wise in the world. This allowed Jesus instead of Peter and James to get the glory.
For the next part of today's bible study, Brother Bob wants all my friends everywhere to get out a pen and paper and write out the many scriptures that prove that Jesus is always with us to deliver, preserve, and keep us alive in peace forevermore. As you all look to the picture above of two sparrows, say aloud Luke 12:6 that says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. Saint, if Jesus blesses and protects the tiny sparrows pictured above, Jesus will constantly watch over you to keep, preserve, and bless you always with joy and peace.
Jesus told Brother Bob to write out the many scriptures in the bible that prove that Jesus is always watching over us as He blesses us with constant peace. Isaiah 43:2 says When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee (notice Jesus says He will be with us through the waters), and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest throught the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Here's a couple of scriptures for my good friend Wes Strawser who loves the book of Job. Job 31:4 says Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps? Job 34:21 says For His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all His goings.
And wow the prophet Isaiah says Jesus proves that he is always watching over us for Jesus as God engraves us all as believers forever in the palms of His hands. Isaiah 49:15 says Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. And Jesus proves He is always with us for Matthew 28:20 says Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Saint I pray in Jesus name as you say Isaiah 41:10 great peace fills your life for Jesus is always with you to deliver and preserve you forevermore. Isaiah 41:10 says Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Philippians 4:5 says Let your moderation be known unto all men; The Lord is at hand (defined as Jesus is always near, giving you peace forevermore). Hebrews 13:5 says the Lord will never leave thee nor forsake thee.
Saints be encouraged and let Brother Bob prove to you by scripture that Jesus can reach all your countries constantly giving you peace from the outback of Australia, the islands of Papau New Guinea, the Amazon of Brazil, the Hudson Bay of northern Canada, and the deserts of Namibia who regularly read Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Jeremiah 23:24 says Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him; saith the Lord, Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. Proverbs 15:3 says The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Now take time to praise Jesus as you recite Psalm 139:7 that says Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
For my final picture and thought today, Brother Bob gives you all a picture of Nicodemus visiting Jesus at night to learn how to be born again. Let me state that we should love all people but disagree with wrong doctrines. Today, there is a wrong doctrine stated by the Jehovah Witnesses that states that Jesus is just a great teacher, prophet and man, denying Jesus to be God. Remarkably, Brother Bob discovered this week that Nicodemus around 2000 years ago acted like a modern day Jehovah Witness and just recognized Jesus as a teacher and not God.
John 3:1 says There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Wow, Nicodemus like the Jehovah Witnesses of today just recognized Jesus as a teacher from God, but not God. Remember saint reading this we must go into all the world and tell people that Jesus is God for no one can be saved until they confess with their mouth that Jesus is God and believe that Jesus died for them on the cross and rose again.
Remember 1 John 4 tells us all the test to know a true spirit which is the person will preach Jesus Christ come in the flesh. This in greek means that when anyone says Jesus is God come in the flesh it is of God but if the religion like Jehovah Witnesses says Jesus is not God come in the flesh, that religion is in error and is of the antichrist. Be encouraged friends everywhere. Let us all go everywhere proclaiming Jesus as God to win and save souls. Saint reading this get saved right now and do what Romans 10:9 says which is That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.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.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
For today's bible study, Brother Bob starts off by asking you all a question. What was the last act Jesus did on this earth? If you look at the above scripture you will discover that Jesus' last act on this earth was to save a lost sinner who was the thief by Him on the cross. Jesus truly fulfilled what He spoke at Luke 5:32 that says I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Look at the words of the thief by Jesus at Luke 23:42 that says And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
Saint reading this anywhere, remember what Jesus told us to do at Mark 16:15 that says And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Proverbs 11:30 tells us the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Wow, isn't it incredible how the thief got saved by calling Jesus Lord right at the cross. Like the thief at Luke 23:43, saint reading this anywhere confess with your mouth now Jesus as Lord and believe Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again and be saved.
Notice, that the thief was drycleaned when he got saved, not needing to be baptized in water for salvation. Just by calling Jesus Lord at the cross and the thief's belief that Jesus died for him and rose again gave the thief salvation. The thief got saved by remembering his momma's preaching about deliverance from Joel 2:32 that says And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord (JESUS), shall be delivered; for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.
Also, as we all think about the thief who was saved on the cross by Jesus, let's all read Romans 4:5 that says But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Notice that the thief did not have to do good works to be saved. All the thief had to do was confess Jesus as Lord and believe Jesus died for him and rose again. DL Moody wrote the thief had nails through both hands, so that he could not work; and a nail through each foot, so that he could not run errands for the Lord; he could not lift a hand or a foot toward his salvation; and yet Jesus offered him the gift of God, and he took it. Jesus threw the thief a passport, and took him with Him into paradise.
Here's a couple of scriptures that prove that faith in Jesus and not works saves people. Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 13:3 says And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. This means without faith in charity or Jesus who is love and God, all our good works profit nothing.
Brother Bob has preached to many saying to obtain faith, one must constantly remember with their hearts Jesus Christ crucified, thanking Jesus daily for crucifying and destroying their worries and fears daily. You see Galatians 5:6 tells us faith which worketh by love. And let me tell all my friends in all the nations love is defined as Jesus Christ crucified for 1 John 3:16 says Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down his life for us(this refers to Jesus dying for you friend on the cross of Calvary.) You see Jesus did the work at the cross, destroying the devil forevermore. Hebrews 2:14 says Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. Well to sum it all up, to have faith and love where all things are possible, get Jesus who is God by remembering daily with your hearts Jesus Christ crucified for Jesus as God is love.
Let me state that the above picture reminds Brother Bob of when Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with costly spikenard. Like the little girl pictured above, friend reading this anywhere, show kindness to everyone around us while they are alive. What a blessing for the little girl to remember her grandmother with a gift of flowers while the grandmother was alive. Remember, just a phone call or a short letter of a simple kind word can heal and strengthen a person greatly. Mary in the bible showed kindness to Jesus while Jesus was alive and not at Jesus' gravesite.
Friend take time to read the story of how Mary blessed Jesus, valuing Jesus more than money or a material possession of costly spikenard. In Jesus name, Lord let all those who forevermore read this bible study, like Mary value the Lord Jesus more than any money, material thing, or anything this world has to offer. John 12:3 says Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, why was not this ointment sold for 300 pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone; against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
Friend, learn a lesson from Mary and her kind act to Jesus. Don't wait to say kind words about a person after that person is dead and gone. Like Mary, give your bouquets and flowers to a person while he or she lives and not later load down that person's coffin at a gravesite with your bouquets and flowers. To all my friends in the many nations that regularly read Brother Bob's book for Jesus, right now make up your mind to be like Mary and daily write and make phone calls saying kind words of prayers to encourage a fellow saint's day. May the Lord Jesus bless you all as we all follow Mary's example of showing kindness to the poor daily, thereby blessing Jesus.
You might all say what is Brother Bob doing now with a picture of beautiful sequoia trees above. How can this be biblical. Well let me state that these towering sequoia trees reminded Brother Bob of the tree of life which is Jesus (the way, the truth, and the LIFE) in the kingdom. Saints take time to meditate on John 3:3 that says Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 1:11-13 tells us how to be born again and says He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name; Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. So according to John 1:11-13, a man is born again (born of God) when that man believes on the name of Jesus Christ or believes that Jesus is God for Jesus is defined as Jehovah saves and Christ is defined as Messiah Anointed with the same meaning as Emmanuel God With Us As The Messiah. Please research this out for yourselves on blueletterbible by looking up the names Christ and Emmanuel in greek (both meaning Messiah God With Us) and you will discover that Jesus is God come in the flesh.
Now remember saint reading this anywhere, you must be born again to see the kingdom. And let me state that the sights in the kingdom are so much more spectacular than any sight we could witness on this earth. As you look at the picture above of the giant sequoias, let me quote DL Moody who wrote You might see many beautiful trees on this earth like the tall cedars and giant sequoias, but you must be born again to see the most magnificent tree of life (Jesus) in the kingdom.
You might look upon beautiful mansions and elegant palaces on this earth, but you must be born again to see the mansions that Jesus has prepared for his saints in the kingdom. You may see 10000 beautiful things in this world, but the glorious city named new Jerusalem that Abraham as a pilgrim and sojourner caught a glimpse of shall never be seen by a person unless he or she is born again. You might view the spectacular fading crowns that Napoleon and Caesar wore on this earth, but you must be born again to receive your own crown of life that will never perish away.
OK, Brother Bob wanted to show all my friends two pictures above of two beautiful sights on this earth. Pictured above are Niagara Falls and Schonnbrun Palace in Vienna Austria. Schonnbrun Palace is considered one of the most expensive palaces on the earth and Niagara Falls is considered to be the most phenomenal waterfall to be seen in any nation. But, let me prove to you all that the sights in the kingdom are more spectacular than Niagara Falls and Schonbrunn Palace.
The Apostle Paul stated that words can not describe how beautiful the kingdom with Jesus appears. 2 Corinthians 12:4 says How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. As you look at the above pictures, note that DL Moody said you might see beautiful rivers and waterfalls like Niagara Falls on this earth, but you must be born again to see the river which bursts out from the throne of God and flows through the upper kingdom. You might visit kings and queens in palaces on this earth, but you must be born again to see Jesus the King of kings and Lord of lords. You may be invited to many marriage feasts on this earth, but you will never attend the marriage supper of the Lamb except you are born again.
Now let me state there is a song only sung in the kingdom that you can only hear by being born again called the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. DL Moody stated you may hear the songs of Zion sung here on earth, but you must be born again to hear the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb sung only in the kingdom. The uncircumcised ear shall never hear the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb. Its melody will only gladden the ear of those who have been born again.
Saint reading this anywhere I am going to write out now for you the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb in our bibles and in Jesus name Lord Jesus grant peace and healing to all who sing this song forevermore as they read Brother Bob's book for Jesus. The Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb is recorded forever at Revelation 15:2 and says And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, (this refers to you believing saint in Jesus as God), stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the Song of Moses, the servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb, saying, (Now saints sing these words and receive peace, healing, and strength) Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty, just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou only art holy, for all nations shall come and worship before thee, for thy judgments are made manifest. Let me state that the judgments made manifest is Jesus made manifest in the flesh as God.
For Brother Bob's next picture, notice how Jesus as God controlled nature and how the fig tree withered at just a word from Jesus as God. Let me prove to you all that Jesus is God and as God controls nature. When God in Genesis 1 spoke to nature, nature obeyed God. God said let there be light and there was light. God said Let the waters bring forth and the waters brought forth abundantly. Jesus is God because Jesus as God spoke to nature like the fig tree above and the fig tree withered and obeyed the word from Jesus.
The story about the above picture is at Mark 11:13 and says And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. Now notice the result at Mark 11:20 that says And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Jesus was God and like God could speak to nature and have nature obey His words. The wind and sea obeyed the word of Jesus as God for Mark 4:39 says And He arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:31 says And they feared exceedingly, and said, one to another. What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?Notice also that Jesus as God spoke to devils, and the devils fled. Jesus as God spoke to the grave, and the grave obeyed Him and gave back its dead.
Now I want you friend reading this in any nation to think on the fact that if nature obeys the word of Jesus, we as believers should also believe and obey every word spoken in our bibles by Jesus. Take time saints to meditate on 1 Samuel 15:22 that says And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice; and to hearken than the fat of rams. I pray in Jesus name, that all saints who read this forevermore will like nature immediately obey and respond to the Word of Jesus as God in our bibles.
For Brother Bob's final thought for today please read Genesis 15:1 that says After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision saying, Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. DL Moody stated that I'd rather have Jesus the God of heaven as my Protector than all the armies and navies of this world. Romans 8:31 says What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? Isaiah 59:19 says So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard (defined in hebrew that the devil will disappear and flee quickly) against him.
As always Brother Bob lives to write these bible studies for all my friends in the many nations everywhere. I pray in Jesus name that these bible studies give life and peace forevermore to all who read these words given to Brother Bob from the Lord Jesus. Please email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob at Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up the name of our Lord Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.