Well saints another week and Brother Bob gives you all two new pictures above of a 969 year old man named Mathusala at Luke 3:37 and a picture of Noah's ark surrounded by the great flood. Next let me tell you all the greek definition of the name Mathusala at Luke 3:37 which is WHEN HE DIES, THERE SHALL BE AN EMISSION. Wow when you really study the word you learn different words. Emission means to be sent forth. So when Enoch named his son Mathusala, Enoch prophesied the great flood by saying when Mathusala dies, the flood shall come or be sent.
OK, now put on your holy ghost thinking caps. Mathusala's son was Lamech and Lamech's son was Noah. So Mathusala was Noah's grandpappy. Genesis 5:22-29. And per Mathusala's name, the flood could not occur until holy Mathusala died. For Mathusala's name is defined as when Mathusala dies, it (the flood) shall come forth. All I know is if I was living during Noah's time and found out that Mathusala had died, I'd run to the ark that Noah built for safety from the oncoming flood.
It's amazing to me that as long as Holy Mathusala lived for 969 years the flood could not occur. Saint reading this you as a holy saint bless all those around you and save your neighbors and nation from destruction like Mathusala. History records in Jewish records that 7 days after Mathusala died, the flood came upon the entire earth and destroyed everything except Noah, the ark, the animals in the ark, and Noah's family. Also, Jesus was longsuffering and gave the people of that time 969 years, the longest any man ever lived, to repent but unfortunately only Noah and his family repented and everyone else was destroyed. 2 Peter 3:9 reads 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.
Saint reading this, take heed to the warning given at Hebrews 3:15 which says While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. Give your life to Jesus now today and confess Jesus as God and believe in your heart that Jesus has risen from the dead and you will be saved. Then daily look with your hearts to Jesus Christ crucified and remember Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever and we are all crucified with Christ and Jesus has destroyed forever all our worries fears and problems. Luke 9:23 says And He said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Something the holy ghost revealed to Brother Bob that I want to share with you all is that Noah was a preacher and cried out and tried to warn all people of the oncoming flood but no one listened to Noah except his own family. This is proven in 2 Peter 2:5 which says And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. I pray in Jesus name all who read this will have the faith of Noah to keep telling others that only admitting Jesus is God and believing daily in our hearts Jesus Christ crucified even with no converts outside of our own families will save us and give us all eternal life. Let us all be like Noah and keep building the ark of safety and ignore the persecutions around us. Jesus was like Noah and a carpenter and laid his life down as a foundation and has prepared for us all mansions of safety in heaven. John 14:2 says In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And, if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Wow, take a good look at the great picture above of Lot and his family escaping from burning Sodom and Gomorrah and going to the safe city of Zoar. This story is recorded at Genesis 19:20 and reads Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one; Oh, let me escape thither, is it not a little one? and my soul shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither. For I can not do anything till thou come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.
Now think about this saint reading this. One holy man Lot spared a whole city Zoar from fire and destruction. The people in the city of Zoar's lives were saved because of one holy man's presence at Zoar named Lot. In Jesus name, Lord Jesus let all those who read this forevermore live constant holy lives by looking to Jesus daily and be lights in this dark world and save nations and cities from destruction by the holy presence of Jesus in our lives. Remember saint reading this the only way to achieve holiness on a daily basis is through Jesus and not by our own efforts and works. This is proven at 1 Corinthians 1:30 which reads But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. You see per 1 Corinthians 1:30 only JESUS is sanctification and holiness. Therefore, if we let Jesus shine through us daily the presence of Jesus in us all will save our nations and neighbors all around us.
The title of my message today is The Insignificant Holy Man Saves Nations. Thomas Brooks wrote about this in the 1600's by saying All in the family, all in the city, all in the country fare better for the holy man's sake. All in Laban's family did fare the better for holy Jacob's sake. And all in the city of Zoar did fare the better for holy Lot's sake. And all the Pharoah's court and the whole country of Egypt did fare the better for holy Joseph's sake.
Now meditate on this gem from Jeremiah 5 which says Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem and see now and know and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth and I will pardon it. The answer to Jeremiah's parable above is one word JESUS. Therefore, saint reading this yield your life now to Jesus and confess openly Jesus as Lord and tell everyone everywhere to remember Jesus Christ crucified and how the blood of Jesus cleanses us all from all sin. According to Jeremiah 5 if a person shines Jesus to his nation, that person through Jesus will pardon and save that nation.
Thomas Brooks in the 1600's commented on Jeremiah 5 and said 10 righteous souls could have saved Sodom. But only 1 righteous soul could have saved Jerusalem. One saint who denies sin and refuses to be a friend of this wicked world can save a city, nation, and a world of sinners from confusion and destruction. Proverbs 14:34 reads righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people. Psalm 33:12 says Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.
Wow, what a picture above of how one holy man Paul saved an entire ship's crew from drowning in a storm. The picture above shows us all how we should treat our enemies. In the picture above Paul is saving the Roman soldier who imprisoned Paul and persecuted Paul on the ship shown to be sinking. Everyone on the ship pictured above was saved because of the presence of Holy Jesus in one holy man named Paul. Saint reading this your life is important and I pray in Jesus name you will be strengthened to go on for Jesus for your one holy life can save and bless multitudes of peoples and nations all around you.
The story of the above picture and Paul's encouragement is at Acts 27:22 and reads And now I exhort you to be of good cheer; for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship. For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve. Saying , Fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar; and lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Holy Paul was the plank upon which all that sailed with him got safe to shore.
Another example of how holiness saved nations is at Isaiah 19:24 and how holy Israel caused Assyria and Egypt to be blessed. Isaiah 19:24 says In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land. Whom the Lord of Hosts shall bless, saying Blessed be Egypt my people and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.
Finally, to close out my bible study this week I give you all a picture above of how one holy man Aaron praying with incense stopped a plague from killing the people of God. I pray saint reading this you will not be weary in well doing for in due season you shall reap if you faint not. Galatians 6:9. As pictured above people's lives around us are in the balance and our holy walk with Jesus and prayers for others will save people's lives. The effectual fervant prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The story of the picture above is at Numbers 16:42 and says And it came to pass when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation and behold the cloud covered it and the glory of the Lord appeared. And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation. And the Lord spake unto Moses saying, Get ye up from among the congregation that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces, and Moses said to Aaron, take a censor and put fire therein from off the altar and put on incense and go quickly unto the congregation and make an atonement for them. For there is wrath gone out from the Lord, the plague is begun. And Aaron took as Moses commanded and ran into the midst of the congregation and behold the plague was begun among the people. And he put on incense and made atonement for the people and he stood between the dead and the living and the plague was stayed.
Saints everywhere thanks for reading this blog today and feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about your nation and prayers will be lifted for you.Your friend in Jesus, Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.