Sunday, April 29, 2012
Today, Brother Bob encourages all who read this bible study to put Jesus first in everything in their lives and leave everything to follow Jesus. Thirty years ago Brother Bob decided to leave his entire Jewish family, mother, father, aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins to follow Jesus and this was the best decision Brother Bob ever made in his life. Matthew 6:33 says But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. The Word of God or Jesus is the truth and for thirty years Jesus has provided everything Brother Bob needed for peace and blessings.
Now take a look at the two pictures above of a sycomore tree with sycomore fruit or figs and Jesus telling two fisherman Andrew and Peter to follow Him and leave their fish in their nets. First, let me say that the first picture of the sycomore tree reminds Brother Bob of the prophet Amos. The hebrew translation of Amos 7:14 tells us that the prophet Amos was called to be a great prophet and leave his occupation of being a poor shepherd herdman that gathered figs from sycomore trees and follow Jesus. Amos 7:14 reads Then answered Amos and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman (shepherd), and a gatherer of sycomore fruit (figs). And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
Hallelujah, Jesus usually chooses poor humble people to be great and serve the Lord like Amos. To the saint reading this if you feel like a nobody that the world has rejected, you are a prime candidate to be used for Jesus. The words of the great woman Hannah state this at 1 Samuel 2:8 that says He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and He hath set the world upon them. 1 Corinthians 1:26 tells us that 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, 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.
Now the second picture above shows how blessed Andrew and Peter were to leave everything and their occupation of fishing and follow Jesus and become fishers of men. Matthew 4:18 says And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.
Another disciple who left everything and his occupation as a publican tax collector to follow Jesus was Levi. This is recorded at Luke 5:27 and states And after these things He went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom; and He said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. This proves that you can be rich like Levi as a tax collector or poor like Amos as a shepherd and be a candidate to follow Jesus.
Obadiah was a rich governor for Ahab but was blessed to follow Jesus and remember many true prophets hidden in a cave by feeding them daily with bread and water. Let us all be like Obadiah, Amos, Levi, Peter, and Andrew and be willing to lay our lives down for Jesus and place Jesus above everything in this world.Luke 9:24 says For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
Finally, David was so blessed to leave his occupation as a poor little shepherd boy and follow Jesus to become a great king to lead Israel. This is recorded at Psalm 78:70 and reads He chose David also His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds; From following the ewes great with young He brought him to feed Jacob His people, and Israel His inheritance.
Wow, what about the above picture of an innocent harmless little baby lamb that reminds me of Jesus. When you all look at the picture above of the innocent precious baby lamb, don't you just want to hold and hug this beautiful baby lamb. Brother Bob a year ago took several little children to a farm and we all got to see a precious baby lamb and to pet and hold this baby lamb giving us all peace. As you look at the picture of the innocent baby lamb above, think about Jesus who is harmless and without sin and is called the Lamb of God.
It is incredible to think that Jesus walked on this earth and never I mean never sinned for Jesus was perfect with no blemishes or any sin. But the bible says that all men have sinned and Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Note that Ephesians 4:26 says Be ye angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Therefore, only Jesus who had no sin can be angry and be a Judge of all people. Therefore since all people have sinned from birth, we all should not be angry.
You might want to write out these following scriptures that prove that Jesus had no sin and was perfect. As you read this lift your hands to Jesus and praise Jesus for being perfect. 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. 1 John 3:5 says And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins and in Him is no sin. 1 Peter 2:21 says For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps; who did not sin, neither was guile found in His mouth.
As you all look at the picture above, look at the awesome words of John the Baptist at John 1:29 that says The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the the world. Next, also look at some more words from John the Baptist at John 3:30 where John stated about Jesus, He must increase, but I must decrease. Let's all be like John the Baptist and realize that Jesus is the answer to everything and that we should all deny our flesh daily and constantly look to Jesus crucified to overcome this world.
Jeremiah learned to deny himself and look to Jesus, realizing that his flesh had no answers for his problems. Jeremiah 10:23 says O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O Lord, correct me, but with judgment, not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Solomon warned us all from Proverbs 14:12 that there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Paul warned us all and stated at 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
Brother Bob tells all reading this to listen to Jesus daily and not depend on your flesh. To hear Jesus and block out the devil, look with your heart daily to the cross of Jesus and let the blood of Jesus cover you all daily. You see the devil is in the air above us trying to block our communication with Jesus. But, when any saint looks with his heart by faith to calvary and the cross and sees Jesus crucified, the blood of Jesus makes the devil flee (Revelation 12:11) and that saint can hear Jesus with a direct communication to the Father that the devil can not block.
Brother Bob tells all those reading this bible study heed to the words of Joshua today and choose Jesus as priority in your life. Joshua 24:15 says And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
You might want to write out these scriptures that show us that the way of Jesus is so much better than man's way. Isaiah 55:9 says For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Proverbs 1:23 says Turn you at my reproof; behold I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Finally, take one more look at the picture above of John focusing on Jesus and not himself. Lord Jesus let every saint that forevermore reads this bible study learn to focus on Jesus Christ crucified daily with their hearts like John pictured above. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Wow, look at this next verse that proves Jesus is your answer for all blessings. Galatians 3:14 says That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Saint reading this Brother Bob and the prophet Isaiah beckon you today to come to Jesus for mercy and be saved by confessing Jesus as Lord and believing that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again with your heart. Isaiah 55:7 says Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. Let us all heed to the instructions of the Apostle Paul and do Ephesians 4:22 that says That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
As always I have truly enjoyed writing this bible study for the nations today. Hallelujah, Brother Bob's book for Jesus has reached every continent in the world. Brother Bob prays in Jesus name, wherever you may be reading this on this planet, Jesus will reach to you and grant you peace and strength and that you all shine as lights to bless your countries with the life and joy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 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. Be blessed in Jesus name.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Brother Bob starts out this weeks bible study with a picture I gave you all last week. When you view this bible study left click the picture above to enlarge and study this great picture. Notice how anointed the picture is of Micaiah, Ahab, Jehoshaphat and Zedekiah in the front with a fist ready to strike Micaiah. Also, notice the 400 false prophets and crowd in the background on tops of the buildings all coming against one man Micaiah. According to history, Ahab forced Jehoshaphat to bring Micaiah before a crowd of 400 false prophets to be condemned to prison. Micaiah spoke the word of the Lord to Ahab and told him to not fight in war but to be at peace and return home and love his enemies. Ahab was enraged at Micaiah's words of peace and condemned with Jehoshaphat's approval Micaiah to prison for life.
The story about the above picture is at 1 Kings 22 and this week Jesus gave Brother Bob awesome revelations about the story of Micaiah that I waited for over 30 years to receive which I am so blessed to share with you all. First, let me say that throughout all the old testament bible stories we can see prophecies about the life of Jesus. The above picture of Micaiah, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat remind Brother Bob of Jesus before Pilate and the Pharisees, Saducees and Jews at the trial of Jesus where all the crowd is saying crucify Him.
Micaiah represents Jesus as God because Micaiah's name in hebrew is Who Is Like God. It's also interesting to note that Micaiah's father Imlah's name means Whom God Will Fill Up which signifies the Holy Ghost as the Father of Micaiah because we are all Filled with the Holy Ghost. Jehoshaphat represents Pilate because Jehoshaphat's name in hebrew is Jehovah Has Judged. Jehoshaphat acted like Pilate and brought Micaiah before the false prophets and crowd to be judged and like Pilate judged Jesus washed his hands of Micaiah's innocent blood. Jehoshaphat knew it was wrong to judge and sentence Micaiah to prison but Jehoshaphat still agreed with Ahab and the false prophets and allowed the crowd to condemn Micaiah to prison.
Ahab represents the Pharisees, Saducees, and Jews and the name Ahab means Father's brother or the Jews and Chief Priests that yelled and condemned Micaiah as the Pharisees, Saducees, and Jews yelled about Jesus crucify him. It's interesting to note that Ahab's father who is Omri is defined as Pupil of Jehovah. Wow, Omri truly shows that Ahab was from a family of students and teachers of the law or Pharisees that condemned Micaiah under the law.
Finally, the man in the picture above with the clenched fist who will hit Micaiah was Zedekiah whose name means Jehovah Is Righteous and Zedekiah was truly a self righteous Pharisee that hit Micaiah. 1 Kings 22:24 says But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said,
Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee? This reminds me of Jesus at Luke 22:63-64 that says And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy who is it that smote thee? And wow finally Zedekiah's father's name Chenaanah means Trader or Worldly or an enemy of God. James 4:4 says whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Finally, it is interesting to note that Micaiah did not come out of prison like Jesus who was not freed from dying on the cross. Hallelujah, Micaiah like Jesus stood up to the crowds and spoke the truth and was willing to lay down his life for the truth. We should all be like Micaiah and Jesus and speak the truth to powerful political leaders and crowds of nonbelievers who daily mock God. When the record of history is preserved it's amazing that people remember and want to read about Micaiah or Jesus instead of powerful political tyrants like Ahab, Herod, or Caesar. Saint reading this, keep serving Jesus. Like Brother Bob you might be a nobody on this earth but when history is recorded people will remember Brother Bob and all saints that have a testimony for Jesus who have denied this world and its parting riches. Thank you Lord Jesus for standing for the truth and laying down your life for any person who forevermore will read this bible study.
To everyone who forever may read this bible study I recommend a website called blueletterbible where the hebrew definitions of all the names in 1 Kings 22 are listed. When you go into blueletterbible, above the verses after you do a search check the box strongs and then left click the numbers by each word to get the hebrew and greek meanings of each word of the bible.
Wow, saint reading this just left click the above picture and rejoice about the cluster of pure grapes all the saints will enjoy in the promised land or the kingdom of heaven with Jesus. I love the picture above of how the purple grapes look so pure to bless all those that eat of the fruit of the kingdom. Jesus gave Brother Bob this week a revelation of the word Eshcol and Numbers 13:23. When the spies went to see the promised land, they came to the brook of Eshcol (defined as a cluster of grapes) and cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes and bare it between two upon a staff to prove by the grapes the abundant blessing of the promised land.
Brother Bob tells you saint reading this right now revive your spirit and by faith taste the grapes of Eshcol and witness the firstfruits of heaven. The story of the above picture is at Numbers 13:23 and says And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff, and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. The place was called the brook of Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
You might all say why does God stress that blessings come from grapes. Jesus used my friend Tiffany today to tell me that the grapes in the kingdom after they are squeezed represent the pure wine of unspeakable joy that we will forever possess in the the kingdom with Jesus. This is a pure new wine of everlasting joy we all will receive with Jesus. As a former alcoholic, thank you Jesus that your new wine is pure squeezed grapes that do not ferment. No hangovers from the new wine of Jesus. The happiness and joy from the new wine of Jesus will remain forevermore.
I say to all those reading this as a former alcoholic, study Proverbs 23:29 and avoid fermented wine that is red and moveth itself aright. Proverbs 23:29 says Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? Who hath babbling? Who hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine, they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Proverbs 20:1 warns you if you use fermented wine you will lose wisdom which is Jesus. (1 Corinthians 1:30). Proverbs 20:1 says Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. When Jesus turned the water to wine in John 2 Jesus stated after the water became wine, draw out now immediately and drink and did not let the wine ferment. The new wine Jesus made was pure wine and we will all taste this pure wine in the kingdom where there are abundant supplies of grape clusters giving us everlasting joy that is unspeakable forevermore. Ephesians 5:18 says And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.
Now isn't the above picture of Mount Robson in British Columbia Canada spectacular. Brother Bob had the privilege of climbing this mountain and you might say why is Brother Bob putting a picture on his bible study of Mount Robson? The reason is to let all saints know that the Word of God says all mountains and hills like Mount Robson will depart and be removed but the peace of Jesus and the Word of Jesus will last forever. Isaiah 54:10 says For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee; neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.
Saint reading this I recommend a book to you from a great writer of the 1700's John Colquhoun titled A Treatise On Spiritual Comfort and I want to encourage you all that Jesus will always be with you and comfort you. You can read this book by typing John Colquhoun in the search box on Google books for a free read. As pictured above, mountains and surroundings might disappear and leave us but read below the many verses that show that Jesus will always comfort us all and never leave us or forsake us all.
2 Corinthians 1:3 says Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. Notice the above verse says Jesus comforts us in all (not some) of our tribulations. Notice also the above verse does not say Jesus hath, or will, or can comfort us if He pleases. Saints reading this Jesus will comfort you all right now in all your tribulations in Jesus name.
2 Thessalonians 2:16 says Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God, even our Father which hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and stablish you in every good word and work.
Finally, for today's bible study Brother Bob gives you all another tremendous picture above of Simeon being allowed to see Jesus before he departed from this earth as promised by the Holy Ghost. Also notice that in the background Anna is also looking at the baby Jesus through a door in a hallway. Anna was also blessed by her perseverance in prayer and fasting night and day and was rewarded with the blessing of seeing the baby Jesus along with Simeon. Luke 2:36-38. We can all rejoice and think about how blessed it was for Simeon to hold God (Jesus) in his arms as a baby. Wow, what an unspeakable blessing Simeon and Anna experienced.
Also, it is such a blessing to think that Jesus who is God came to earth with such poor parents. Notice in the picture above that Mary is holding a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons to offer a sacrifice for Jesus because Mary is so poor and can not afford a lamb. The reason poor Mary had to sacrifice two young pigeons is stated at Leviticus 12:8 and says And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtles (turtledoves), or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering. 2 Corinthians 8:9 says For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.
The story of the above picture stating that Jesus is the consolation of Israel (Our Peace and Comfort) is at Luke 2:25 and says And behold there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Finally, let me just write out some more wonderful scriptures that prove Jesus as the true consolation of Israel will give all those who read this bible study peace and comfort 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. Isaiah 35:3 says Strengthen ye the weak hands and confirm (defined as strengthen) the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not, behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you.
Wow, take a look at this gem Brother Bob discovered this week at Isaiah 61:10 that says I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. And take a look at Ephesians 2:13 which proves Jesus is our peace. Look daily with your hearts to Jesus Christ crucified and receive peace. Ephesians 2:13 says But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace.
Jesus told me to write out two more verses to prove to you all that Jesus alone is our peace. I pray in Jesus name as anyone reads these verses that power and strength fill their entire lives and give the people hope to live on. John 14:27 says Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Matthew 11:28 says Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Remember Matthew 11:28 says to learn from Jesus and be meek and lowly in heart to receive rest. Meek means to not argue or be angry. One of Brother Bob's favorite scripture is 2 Timothy 2:24 and says And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth. Ephesians 4:31 says Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice; And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Psalm 97:11 says Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
As always I live to do these bible studies to lift up the nations and people with the encouraging Word of Jesus. Hallelujah, Brother Bob welcomes the countries of Chile, Spain, and South Africa to Brother Bob's bible studies. To my USA and international friends feel free to write an email to Brother Bob at email@example.com and I'll be able to translate the email and pray and lift up Jesus with you all. I pray these bible studies in Jesus name strengthen and bless all those who read them throughout the many nations. Your friend in Jesus Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Today Brother Bob gives you all a wonderful picture of Mary listening to Jesus and Martha busy with housework and the cares of this world neglecting Jesus. Remember everyone reading this bible study, as Jesus told Martha, don't neglect the one thing that is necessary which is taking time daily with Jesus or daily meditating on the Word of God which is Jesus. We find the story of the picture above at Luke 10:39 that says And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word. 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. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, 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.
One of Brother Bob's favorite scriptures that tell us to place Jesus first in our lives is Matthew 10:37 that says He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. Colossians 3:1 tells us If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Saint reading this do you take time daily to seek Jesus and meditate on the Word of God? If you are like Mary pictured above and meditate and attend daily to Jesus and the Word of God, Joshua 1:8 promises you prosperity and good success. Joshua 1:8 tells us this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Next Brother Bob is going to give you all a lesson on one word attend and a woman named Lydia who attended daily to the word of God. The word attend in hebrew means to constantly hear, be attentive, hearken, and listen to Jesus and the Word of God as Mary is doing in the above picture. Open your bibles to Proverbs 4:20 and learn a lesson saint reading this if you daily attend and listen and be attentive to the Word of God and Jesus you will stay alive and receive life to overcome this world. Proverbs 4:20 says My son, attend to my words, incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
We can learn a lesson from a great woman of God named Lydia who daily attended unto Jesus and the Word of God and as a result was comforted by God through the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Acts 16:14 says And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. Because Lydia attended and took time for Jesus, later on she was comforted by the Apostle Paul. Acts 16:40 reads And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
Also, saint reading this I encourage you to be like the christians at Berea and search the scriptures daily to obtain the blessing of being noble and receive the blessings of a king. Acts 17:10 says And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea; who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Remember saint reading this put Jesus first above everything in your life and all your needs will be blessed. To put Jesus first in your life, daily consider the poor, widows, and orphans who need our prayers and assistance daily.Remember, when you have done it to the least of these Jesus said you have done it unto Me. And saint reading this remember if you seek Jesus first and assist the poor daily, I promise you that all your needs will be met and you will always be blessed on this earth. Matthew 6:33 says But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
I pray in Jesus name all who forevermore read this will be like the people of the churches of Macedonia who liberally gave their riches to the poor and were greatly blessed. 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.
OK, take a look at the above picture I found that shows Jesus providing manna for the children of Israel in the wilderness and keeping them alive. Remember saint reading this, if you are in a poor country with little food, trust in Jesus, for Jesus can provide food always to you and forever meet your needs. Everyone, reading this blog, pray for the saints in Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Ghana, Belgium,Ukraine and the many other countries who regularly read these bible studies who daily need miracles from Jesus to survive. To all my friends internationally Brother Bob as an end time prophet is praying for you all and I claim in Jesus name as you read this the presence of Jesus and miracles bless and supply all your needs above what you can ask or think.
First let me ask a question and then give you an answer from the Word of God. The question is at Psalm 78:19 and says Can God furnish a table in the wilderness? The answer is definitely Yes and is found if you read the story of the widow woman at at Zarephath at 1 Kings 17:10-16 who after she blessed the prophet Elijah with her last meal and cruse of oil, Jesus made food appear out of nowhere and the widow woman at Zarephath always had food and water during the famine. Jesus also made food appear out of nowhere for Elijah when Elijah wanted to die under a juniper tree and an angel baked a cake for Elijah and provided water that sustained Elijah for 40 days and nights at 1 Kings 19:6-8.
Brother Bob wants to share a testimony with you all about a scripture that saved my life. I encourage you to always say and remember Philippians 4:19 when you need a miracle such as food to live, money to pay for a house or apartment, or a miracle of healing. Right now say Philippians 4:19 and believe it. Say But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. God and Jesus, not man, mother, father, brother, sister, friends, or relatives, but only Jesus will always be there for you and Jesus will always take care of you.
Twenty years ago, Brother Bob had no job, no way to pay rent or buy food and I remember I laid out on a floor and the devil said I would die. To overcome the fear, I kept saying But my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Jesus did bless Brother Bob and my little brother let me live with him in an apartment and the next week I got a job which I still work on after 24 years. Psalm 37:25 says I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Hebrews 13:6 promises So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Remember saint reading this as you look at the picture above know that the bread or manna falling from the sky to bless the children of Israel is Jesus. Jesus is our answer to keep us alive and provide all our needs. Open your bibles to John 6:32 which proves that Jesus is the bread to sustain us all. Daily remember with your hearts Jesus Christ crucified to receive this bread to survive and overcome this world. John 6:32 says Then Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto Him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Don't be like the people pictured above who were not satisfied with the manna or Jesus and wanted a substitute for Jesus called quails. Whenever someone tries to receive peace and happiness from anything outside of Jesus it never works. The quails did not satisfy the children of Israel. They had to work to gather the quails and they died before they could even swallow one bite of the quail. Remember, don't try in yourself by works to be blessed by God. The work was already done by Jesus at the cross. Just believe in the finished work Jesus did for us all at the cross and glorify Jesus and not your own works.
The story about how the children of Israel died when they chose quails instead of Jesus is at Numbers 11:31 and reads And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp. and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth. And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails; he that gathered least gathered ten homers; and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague.
The above story makes Brother Bob remember the story of the fool who gathered much food in barns and said he could eat drink and be merry. Picture this, these children of Israel did useless hard labor for two days and piled up quail everywhere and thought they could live off the quail for years but like the fool in Luke 12:16 they died before they could even enjoy any of the fruit of their labor. After I read these stories, this makes Brother Bob want to just give away his money to the poor needy widows and orphans all around him. I pray in Jesus name that Lord Jesus, provide your saints with finances to bless the poor. The story of the fool in Luke 12:16 reads And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him. Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall these things be, which thou has provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
I encourage all who forevermore read this bible study to do the true fast to drive out the devil and Jesus told me to write out Isaiah 58:6-11 and claim the blessings listed as Jesus' saints do what is listed in this wonderful scripture. Isaiah 58:6-11 says Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger; and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day; And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
OK my last picture for today's bible study is of the great prophet Micaiah who spoke and warned King Ahab to not go to battle at Ramoth Gilead. Note in the picture above that this enraged Ahab and that King Jehoshaphat sitting by Ahab will almost lose his life for associating with wicked Ahab. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good manners.
I tell young kids and teenagers everywhere about the story above and that they should not associate regularly with kids their age who do the wickedness of selling drugs, getting drunk on alcohol, or robbing or stealing with guns. Brother Bob says do not judge people who are drug addicts, alcoholics, or criminals. Just remember while these people are sinning separate yourselves and do not partake in any wicked deed. Love these lost ones and meet them in a public place or restaurant or at church and pray that the lost person change and start living for Jesus. Also, remember, if a convict, murderer, rapist, or ex drug addict or alcoholic repents and starts to live for Jesus, forgive that person and definitely associate with that person and lift up Jesus. When someone comes to Jesus that person is a new creation in Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says Therefore if any man be in Christ, his is a new creature; (defined as creation) old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Look again at the picture above and 1 Kings 22:32 and how Jehoshaphat almost lost his life and the trouble he experienced for associating with wicked Ahab. 1 Kings 22:32 says And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel (Ahab). And they turned aside to fight against him; and Jehoshaphat cried out. And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots percieived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him. Jehoshaphat had a track record of trusting in man more than Jesus. Earlier in his life he also trusted and relied more on king Ahaziah than Jesus and built great ships with Ahaziah and Jesus broke and destroyed these ships going to Tarshish.
I conclude this day's bible study by telling you all to abide by Proverbs 3:5 that 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 the navel (defined as comfort your nerves) and marrow to thy bones(defined as refreshment to your body like a refreshing cold drink of water on a hot day.)
As always I've enjoyed writing this bible study. I welcome the following new countries that regularly read these bibles studies. Welcome Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Ghana, Aruba, Mexico, and Taiwan. To my international friends feel free to correspond and write to Brother Bob in your language to my email firstname.lastname@example.org. Brother Bob can translate your emails and correspond with you. All those who read these free bible studies are in my prayers. Keep in contact. Your friend in Jesus Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saints this is a very special lesson for you all that Jesus personally revealed to Brother Bob about the beautiful rainbow pictured above. Let me say to anyone reading this bible study we all must admit that Jesus is God and only Jesus could create such a beautiful rainbow with such magnificent colors. Psalm 14:1 says The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Now I want everyone reading this anywhere in any country to realize that the Rainbow represents Jesus. I'll prove this to you all by scriptures. First notice that with every rainbow you might see, there are always seven colors to the rainbow in a definite order. You will always see the order by lines to be Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo (a darker shade of blue), and Violet.
Now the glorious thing about the rainbow is that the twelve precious stones listed in the foundations of the wall of the heavenly city at Revelation 21:19-20 and the same twelve precious stones with some different names listed in the breastplate of the High Priest that is Jesus forevermore listed at Exodus 28:15-20 all represent and display the seven colors of the rainbow. Jesus is defined as the High Priest forever at Hebrews 7:22-24 that says By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament. And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death; But this man, because He continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Now the revelation Jesus gave to Brother Bob is that the rainbow we all will see in the Kingdom will forever be around the magnificent throne of the Father and this rainbow is Jesus. Revelation 4:2 says And immediately I was in the spirit, and behold a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone; and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Down here on the earth we might every now and then see a rainbow which is obscured by man's pollution but in the Kingdom the rainbow brightly appears clearly forever with such bright colors beyond mans' thoughts at all times and is so glorious to look upon.
1 Corinthians 13:12 says For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. The Apostle described the view of this glorious heavenly eternal rainbow as so wonderful that the glorious description of the rainbow was unspeakable. 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.
The rainbow is Jesus because Jesus is the High Priest mentioned in Exodus 28:15-20 with the precious colors of the twelve gemstones in his breastplate that make up the twelve precious stones in the foundations of the wall of the heavenly city where the kingdom exists. In fact Jesus literally represents everything in the heavenly kingdom.
Since Jesus stated in John 10:9 I am the door; by me if any man enter in , he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture, Jesus represents the twelve gates or doors to the kingdom. The only way to enter the kingdom is through the door or gate which is Jesus. Also, the pearl in each gate of the kingdom represents Jesus because an oyster makes a pearl when the oyster gets irritated by dirt in his shell and creates a pearl. Well, Jesus suffered irritation for our dirty sins at the cross and this created a beautiful pearl in every gate of the kingdom. Also since Jesus stated at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, Jesus is the Tree of Life in the kingdom in the midst of the street and on either side of the river stated at Revelation 22:2. Basically in every day terms, Jesus represents everything in the Kingdom. Jesus is the Kingdom and when we all arrive at the Kingdom just to see Jesus eternally and praise Jesus eternally is the ultimate reward.
OK, I'm still not done talking about the rainbow as Jesus. Now take a look at the picture above which are the twelve precious stones with the seven colors of the rainbow in Jesus' breastplate at Exodus 28:15-20 and in the foundations of the city of the kingdom at Revelation 21:19-20. Now I will quote these two passages of the blessed scriptures.
Exodus 28:15-20 says And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it, of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it. Foursquare it shall be doubled; a span shall be the length thereof, and a span shall be the breadth thereof. And thou shalt set in it settings of stones, even four rows of stones, the first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle, this shall be the first row. And the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond., and the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst, and the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper, they shall be set in gold in their incolosings. Revelation 21:19-20 says And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl, the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth, the twelfth, an amethyst.
Now this next paragraph you might want to write out and save. Brother Bob studied the colors of each of the precious stones listed above and now I will list the seven colors of the rainbow and the corresponding precious stones that represent that particular color of the rainbow. First, Red- Sardius, Onyx which is also called Sardonyx. Second, Orange-Jasper or Diamond which is also called the stone of all colors and can also be red, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The whole city of the kingdom is colored jasper and is an orange consuming fire. Revelation 21:11. Remember God's fire never harms a saint. God's fire blesses the saints and destroys the devil. Isaiah 43:2 and Daniel 3:25.Third, Yellow-Topaz, Beryl, and Chrysolite. Fourth, Green-Emerald or Carbuncle, and Chrysoprasus. Note that topaz and beryl can merge into a green color.Fifth, Blue-Agate or Chalcedony that is a sky blue. Sapphire that is a royal blue. Sixth, Indigo-Jacinth or Ligure which is a darker shade of blue. Seventh, Violet-Amethyst.
OK, the next part of this bible study will give you all several treasures Brother Bob discovered this week in Jesus' Word about peace. I pray in Jesus name that all who forevermore read this bible study will receive strength and eternal peace from these listed scriptures. Isaiah 57:19 says I create the fruit of the lips, Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord, and I will heal him. Romans 2:10 says But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. Psalm 29:11 says The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.
Job 22:21 says Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good shall come unto thee. Romans 5:1 says Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:27 says Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you; Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Isaiah 26:3 says Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
And finally take a good look at the picture above that says peace is like a river. You might all say how can peace be like a river. Well Jesus showed Brother Bob that since a river flows, I claim in Jesus name that all who forevermore read this bible study will receive a peace that flows to them eternally with joy and comfort always. Isaiah 48:18 says O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river (defined as a flowing river of milk and honey), and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea (defined as fountains and springs that flow from all saints to refresh everyone around them.)
I once asked Jesus Jesus what does it mean when you tell me I'll go to a land flowing with milk and honey. Well as always Jesus told me the milk and the honey represent Jesus. The milk is defined as the Word which is Jesus. 1 Peter 2:2 says As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby; if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. The honey is also defined as the Word which also is Jesus. Psalm 19:8 says The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:10 says More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Also, remember when Samson put his hand into the carcase of the Lion of the tribe of Judah Jesus he could enjoy the sweet honey and was not stung by the bees because when Jesus died for us all on the cross Jesus took away the sting of death. Judges 14:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:54-55. Finally, remember saints we are all like eagles that daily need to gather and come together around the carcase which is Jesus Christ crucified. This is done by daily remembering with our hearts Jesus Christ crucified and giving thanks to Jesus for dying for us all. Matthew 24:28 says For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
Finally, to end up my bible study today I give you all one of Brother Bob's all time favorite pictures of Elijah praying for rain after a drought of no rain for three and a half years, while his servant looks for rain seven times and just sees a little cloud the size of a man's hand. Remember the title of this bible study Keep praying and meet Jesus the Rainbow. Keep praying like Elijah pictured above even if you see nothing the first six times you look and even if on the seventh time your friends say your blessing seems so small like a tiny little cloud the size of a man's hand. Brother Bob says to all who forevermore read this bible study, while you keep praying (PUSH) (Pray Until Somethin Happens) like Elijah pictured above you all will receive an exceeding abundant blessing that will overtake you all.
The story of the picture above is at 1 Kings 18:41 and says And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel, and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. And said to his servant, Go up now look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is nothing. And he said; Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up and say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down that the rain stop thee not. And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
So remember when you pray daily, keep praying though your blessing seems like a little cloud the size of a man's hand for an exceeding abundant blessing above all that you can ask or think is soon to be yours. Brother Bob says when you pray display importunity and Jesus will grant your requests. The word importunity means persistent constant asking for a request and appears only one time in the Word of God at Luke 11:8 that says I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
Some people might say if you pray more than once for something you lack faith. Brother Bob says this does not line up with the Word of God. Keep praying for your request over and over and your faith will increase and Jesus will honor your importunity and persistent asking. Jesus himself in the Garden of Gesthemene prayed the same prayer over and over with the same words and the Father blessed Jesus. 1 John 5:14 says And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us; And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.
As always I live to write these bible studies and share the revelations Jesus gives to the Brother Bob with all the nations and countries around us all from just a poor little one bedroom apartment in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Hallelujah, Mexico and New Zealand are now regularly reading Brother Bob's bible studies. Thanks for all your prayers and 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. See you all soon either on this earth or in the kingdom. Your friend in Jesus Brother Bob.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
You might all say what is Brother Bob up to today with pictures above of a cross and a corn of wheat. Well this time the two pictures will give us the answer to a parable. Open your bibles to John 12:24 that says Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. Hallelujah, for twenty years Brother Bob asked Jesus for the answer to this parable and this week the Lord Jesus Christ showed me that the corn of wheat represents Jesus. You see, Jesus died for us all because He loved us, and the death of Jesus on the cross brings forth much fruit and many untold numbers of sinners to salvation. If Jesus did not die on the cross, Jesus would have abided alone and no one could be saved.
Glory to your name Lord Jesus, you obeyed the Father and willingly offered your body as a sacrifice for all believers that by faith in Jesus Christ crucified we all will obtain eternal life. Get ready to shout for joy as I quote to you all John 10:17-18 which says Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Notice, the Father gave Jesus a commandment to lay down his life and die on the cross for sinners. Hallelujah, Jesus fully obeyed this commandment and said It is finished and destroyed the devil and gave all believers total victory and eternal life as He layed down his life at the cross. Saint reading this Jesus loves you and right now be saved and confess Jesus as your Lord and believe in your heart what Jesus did for you at the cross and believe that Jesus rose from the dead.
Not only did Jesus fully obey the Father's command to lay His life down but Jesus rejoiced to go to the cross and save sinners. Hebrews 12:2 says Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Look at the awesome words of Jesus to the Father saying Father I offer my body and not a bull or goat to be sacrificed to take away the sins of the people. Hebrews 10:5 says Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Saint reading this consider this: When Abraham was going to sacrifice his son Isaac, God spared Isaac and provided a ram in the bush for Abraham to sacrifice. But, when Jesus died as the sacrifice of the Father's only son, there was no ram in the bush. Jesus loved us all so much and carried and destroyed all our sins forevermore at the cross of calvary. We should all thank Jesus daily for dying for us all at the cross and giving us a chance to have eternal peace and literal life.
Wow, take a good look at the picture above and remember we are all running a race and our goal is Jesus as we run on the path of this life. The picture above reminds me of the parable about the runner in the bible. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now, they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, so fight I, not as one that beateth the air. But, I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Notice the word above castaway. Castaway means a reprobate who is insane and has no hope in this life. Brother Bob says do not be a castaway and receive life from Jesus by doing Luke 9:23-25. Jesus told me to tell you all read these verses aloud to yourself and receive life and that you are not a castaway. Luke 9:23-25 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. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away.
Now notice the title of this message, Victory With Jesus Through Temperance And Self Denial. The word temperance is defined as self control or denial of self. Saint reading this daily deny your flesh for Romans 7:18 says For I know that in me (that is in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing. But the good news is that your Spirit is more powerful than your flesh as you remember Jesus and the cross daily with your hearts. Saint reading this, take heed to the warning and solution for victory given at Romans 8:13 that says For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but, if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Saint reading this like the Apostle Paul, Brother Bob says now today come to Jesus as I quote Hebrews 3:7 that says Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear His voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness. Hebrews 3:12 tells us take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Saint reading this, scroll up again and see the words Following Jesus and Brother Bob will give you many scriptures to show us why we all should praise and follow Jesus. 1 Peter 3:18 says For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. Hebrews 2:9 says But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Now everyone reading this forevermore look at this gem from the Word of God and notice that it is Jesus who give us all grace and eternal peace. As I quote this awesome scripture, meditate on how Jesus is described in Revelation 1:4 and say the scripture. Revelation 1:4 says John to the seven churches which are in Asia; Grace be unto you and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come, and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
Be encouraged saint reading this as you do what the picture above shows and follow Jesus you will obtain the sure reward which is Jesus. 1 Peter 1:5 says Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. Hebrews 10:36 says For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 1 John 2:28 says And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.
To end up today's bible study, I give you all two pictures above of daytime and nightime and tell you all to praise Jesus morning, noon, evening, and midnight and at all times. Any time we praise Jesus is a good time. Psalm 34:1 says I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 119:97 says O how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Psalm 63:5 says My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness. And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Proverbs 8:17 says I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Psalm 55:17 says evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice. Psalm 119:62 says at midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of they righteous judgments.
I heard a backhills preacher once say every one needs to get in the glory at least one time in their life and experience the I Can't Help Its. This occurs when we say and shout no matter who is around us, I Can't Help It Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Thank You Thank You Jesus as we run and leap for joy. I pray in Jesus name every one reading this bible study will at least once in their life experience the I Can't Help Its and glorify Jesus with all your might no matter what the world or anyone around you says. Remember the joy of the Lord is our strength.
I truly enjoyed writing this bible study today. Hallelujah Taiwan and Ireland are regularly reading these bible studies. I pray in Jesus name my international friends find a way to translate their emails and email Brother Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can pray and share Jesus to defeat the devil worldwide. It would be such blessing to hear from my friends all over this world from the many nations that weekly read Brother Bob's bible studies. Also feel free to write anytime to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N. Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Thanks for all your prayers for my health. The book for Jesus will continue and Jesus will be glorified.