Saturday, January 21, 2012
Some Of Brother Bob's Heroes
Well you all might say what is Brother Bob up to this week with a picture of numerous midwives happy and holding many newborn babies. Well as I always say the picture is biblical and reminds me of one of my heroes in the bible who were the midwives in Egypt who refused to kill the Jewish baby boys and feared Jesus and did not want the favor of Pharoah who ordered the baby Jewish boys to be killed. Brother Bob always says obey the laws of your government; Don't speed in a car, pay your taxes, and do not steal. But when your government tells you to do something against the bible and the Word of God, disobey that law like the midwives of Egypt and the Lord Jesus will bless you and keep you alive.
The story of how the midwives in Egypt feared God and did not obey the ungodly law to kill the baby Jewish boys is at Exodus 1:16 and says And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools, if it be a son, then ye shall kill him; but if it be a daughter then she shall live. But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive? And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and said unto them, Why have ye done this thing and have saved the men children alive? And the midwives said unto Pharoah, Because the Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are delivered ere the midwives come in unto them. Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty. And it came to pass , because the midwives feared God that He made them houses.
Wow, the doctors that commit thousands of abortions today to receive money that will not last should learn a valuable lesson from these midwives who lived in Egypt. The midwives were not afraid of Pharoah and feared Jesus as God more than the rulers of Egypt and refused to murder and kill innocent lives. Look in your bibles to Proverbs 6:17 and you will find an abomination listed which God hates and it is hands that shed innocent blood. Brother Bob believes when a doctor commits an abortion to receive money, that doctor sheds innocent blood and murders a baby and needs to repent and come to Jesus for forgiveness. The doctor needs to stop performing abortions immediately and the blood of Jesus will wash away all the sins that the doctor has committed.
The midwives in Egypt were heroes to Brother Bob because they refused to obey an ungodly law and feared Jesus more than Pharoah. Jesus honored the midwives and dealt well with them and gave them houses and did not let Pharoah harm them. Jeremiah 1:5 proves to Brother Bob that a life exists in a womb for nine months and that life is a precious little baby. Jeremiah 1:5 says Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Also look at Luke1:41 which proves that when John the Baptist was in Elizabeth's womb, John was alive and recognized Jesus in Mary's womb and leaped for joy. Luke 1:41 says And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. Wow, even John as a baby in the womb rejoiced in the presence of Jesus. Hallelujah just the mention of Jesus should make anything (man, babies in a womb, rocks, hills, trees, and all creatures ) rejoice forevermore.
Brother Bob has to give you all a testimony. I was adopted and at birth my real parents did not want me but the real parents let Brother Bob be born. I say to all women reading this bible study who God forbid experienced rape, please allow your child to live and place the child up for adoption. Thank you Jesus that the real parents of Brother Bob let him live and Glory to God now Brother Bob's life reaches thousands with the good news of Jesus Christ. Every baby in a womb deserves a chance to live and bless this world.
My next picture is about another one of Brother Bob's heroes in the bible which are the apostles pictured above rejoicing and still praising Jesus after they were beaten and persecuted for preaching Jesus. The story of the above picture is recorded at Acts 5:40 and says And to him they agreed; and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they cease not teach and preach Jesus Christ.
I pray in Jesus name if you have suffered persecution for preaching Jesus, that like the apostles above Jesus will give you joy to rejoice and that Jesus will strengthen you to continue to preach Jesus everywhere in houses, Walmarts, Piggly Wiggly, on the bus, and at Red Lobster. Over the years Brother Bob has preached to hundreds of people at Walmart, laundramats, gas stations, and even at the Waffle House. Be like the apostles above and count it an honor to suffer shame for the name of Jesus and like Brother Bob find the nearest restroom and leap for joy when you are being persecuted for the name of Jesus. 1 Peter 4:14 says If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. You see, people aren't speaking bad about you; the world speaks bad about Jesus in us and we should rejoice about this. Pray for these enemies of Jesus and ask Jesus to bless them and get them saved.
Learn a lesson from another group of people which is the churches of Macedonia in 2 Corinthians 8 who are heroes to Brother Bob who through poverty and persecution still blessed the poor and served Jesus. In Jesus name Brother Bob says to those who forevermore read this blog that they will receive the blessing of life and prosperity stated in Galatians 6:9 which says And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Now look at 2 Corinthians 8 and how the churches of Macedonia kept serving Jesus through persecution and poverty. 2 Corinthians 8 says Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia. How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Wow, we all should learn a lesson from these ancient churches and apostles and not be selfish and reach out to the poor of our community and relieve the fatherless and widows in their affliction. Remember when the apostles took up an offering at Acts 4:34-35 the money was distributed to every man according as he had need. Acts 4:34 says Neither was there any among them that lacked for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold. And laid them down at the apostles; feet; and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. Be warned saint reading this about Ananias and Sahpphira in Acts 5 who were selfish and kept their money and lied and did not help the poor and as a result died. Choose life today saint and bless the poor and live and receive treasure in heaven that will last forever.
My next hero that Brother Bob admires is pictured above and has to be Moses. Think about this as you look at the picture above. Moses left all the treasures of Egypt (palaces, riches, luxuries) and chose to suffer affliction with the children of God and serve Jesus. And think of this Moses could have been the top ruler and Pharoah of Egypt but Moses chose to be humble and meek and be a servant and serve Jesus and relieve the suffering and oppressed people. Brother Bob loves this next bible verse. When you read this verse smile and rejoice and choose to serve Jesus. Jesus is so much better than anything this world has to offer. Hebrews 11:24 says By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharoah's daughter; choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
My final picture for today's bible study and one of Brother Bob's heroes has to be the jailor who Paul and Silas saved in Acts 16:27. Isn't it awesome to think that the jailor who whipped Paul and Silas and locked them up in prison was now saved and was washing the stripes he put on Paul and Silas at his own house. Remember saint reading this when your enemy gets saved they become a new creation and a blessing to you. 2 Corinthians 5:17 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.
The story about the picture above and the jailor that got saved is at Acts 16:27 and says And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm; for we are all here. then he called for a light, and sprang in , and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas. And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.
The story above made me think of the miser chief publican Zacchaeus who after he got saved gave away all his money to the poor. Zacchaeus got so happy when he got saved that if someone owed him say $20, Zacchaeus paid him a fourfold blessing of $80 and totally forgot the $20 debt owed. I wish I could have seen the person who Zacchaeus approached thinking Zacchaeus was coming to get $20. Could you imagine that persons joy when Zacchaeus rejoiced and just gave that person $80, hugged the person and said your debt is $0. Remember with Jesus , Jesus can change your worst enemy to be a blessing to you. Keep praying for your enemies and do good to them who despitefully use you.
I pray this little bible study blesses all who read it. Thanks for all your prayers for Brother Bob. The prayers keep me alive. I live to write this bible study every week for thousands all over the world read this weekly bible study in India, Indonesia, Canada, Singapore, The Dominican Republic,Brazil, and so many other countries. As Brother Bob says to his international friends, send me a note anytime by email to email@example.com and we can pray for each other. It truly blesses Brother Bob to know that all the many nations of the world read about Jesus from Brother Bob weekly. Your friend in Jesus, Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Everyone be blessed in Jesus name. Smile Jesus loves you all.