Saturday, April 21, 2012
Revelations Revealed By Jesus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.