Wow, what a way to start of this weeks bible study than with the above picture of our golden mansions that we as saints will receive from Jesus. Notice the street in the picture above by our mansions of pure gold that is transparent glass. Hallelujah Jesus for your beautiful kingdom of pure jasper gold that is clear glass. I have to agree with the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:4 that words are unspeakable to describe how spectacular the kingdom is. Saint reading this wave your hands at Jesus and praise Jesus for creating such a beautiful place of rest forever. Thank You Jesus.
The reason Brother Bob chose the above picture of all the saints' golden mansions in the kingdom is to praise Jesus that there will not be any overcrowding in the kingdom of heaven. Unlike this crowded world where we all live with overcrowded neighborhoods, the kingdom of heaven has plenty of room with many mansions that Jesus built and prepared for all his saints. We should all shout and praise Jesus as Brother Bob quotes John 14 that says Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Luke 14:21 proves that there is plenty of room and even extra space in the kingdom with no overcrowding to provide mansions for Jesus' saints. Luke 14:21 says So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the Master of the house (Jesus) being angry said to his servant (The Holy Ghost), Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. Hallelujah now look at this next verse. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. Wow, the kingdom has plenty of room for all its saints with extra room and no overcrowding.
And look at Hebrews 12:22 that says in the kingdom of heaven there is so much room that the kingdom holds innumerable angels. Hebrews 12:22 says But, ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. Brother Bob's mind can not fathom how an infinite amount of angels and saints can fit into the dimensions of the kingdom listed at Revelation 21:16 but Brother Bob just believes with my heart that Jesus can do anything.
Revelation 21:16 reads And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth; and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousands furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. Now note that a furlong is defined as 1/8 of a mile. Therefore the kingdom of heaven is 12000 divided by 8 or 1500 miles in distance by length, breadth, and height. Brother Bob calculated this out and 1500 miles is like going from New York City to the state of Kansas. Now get a picture and see by faith this kingdom 1500 miles high, wide, and long holding all the saints with their own mansions with even extra space available. Now also note that the kingdom is 1500 miles high so there could be 1500 levels or stories of people. Can you just think as you look up how many mansions could fill even 1 mile and wow 1500 miles high with different levels of mansions for all saints. Hallelujah, Hallelujah Thank you Jesus.
Revelation 7:9 also proves that a great multitude will be in the kingdom that believe in Jesus as God and praise Jesus forever for dying on the cross for all their sins giving them all total deliverance. Revelation 7:9 says After this, I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God, which sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb. Lets all say with David that it will be so much better to be with Jesus in the kingdom in our mansions for just one day as a doorkeeper than on this earth for a thousand days. Psalm 84:10 says For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Wow, how about the picture above of Jesus carrying us all. Saint reading this I claim for you that Jesus will always carry you through all fears, worries, and troubles that you might face in this world. Remember with Jesus my friend you will overcome this world and have peace. John 16:33 reads These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
And since we all overcome with Jesus, we all receive the overcoming blessings listed to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. First, we shall eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Second, We shall not be hurt of the second death. Third, We will eat of the hidden manna and receive a new name written in a white stone which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Fourth, We will have power over the nations and rule them with a rod of iron and receive the morning star Jesus. Fifth, We will be clothed in white raimant and our names will not be blotted out of the book of life and Jesus will confess our names before the Father and his angels. Sixth, We will become pillars in the temple of God with the name of God, the name of the new Jerusalem, and Jesus will write upon us His new name. Seventh, We will sit with Jesus and the Father in their throne.
Now saint be comforted and know that Jesus is constantly carrying you and keeping you. Jesus will talk to you constantly and guide you and assist you to overcome the troubles of this world. Take time to write out these scriptures that prove Jesus will carry us all constantly and keep and preserve us eternally. Isaiah 46:3 says Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb; And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar (white gray) hairs will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear, even I will carry, and will deliver you.
Lamentations 3:22 tells us all It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness. Psalm 34:10 says The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Psalm 111:5 says He hath given meat unto them that fear Him; He will ever be mindful of His covenant. Let's all remember Joseph's promise that Jesus will feed us all of our lives when Joseph stated at Genesis 48:15 that says And he blessed Joseph and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day.
Now Brother Bob wants to praise Jesus for the faith the disciples displayed when they traveled with no shoes, bags of personal possessions, or money to tell the nations the good news of Jesus. Wow, what faith to just walk with Jesus daily with no money, suitcases of personal items, or shoes. This is proven at Luke 22:35 that says And He said unto them, When I sent you without purse (money), and scrip (defined as a leathern sack to carry personal provisions like a suitcase with your toiletries at an airport), and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said nothing. Wow, when these disciples obeyed Jesus and walked by faith with nothing, in every town they traveled to, fellow saints fed and clothed them and provided for their needs.
I believe Elisha was like this when Elisha walked by faith with nothing and the Shunnamite woman provided Elisha a little chamber, a bed, a table, a stool, and a candlestick. As an end time prophet to the nations, Brother Bob feels like Elisha when I look at my quaint little possessions of a bed, table for my PC, a chair, and a little KMart lamp with a little GE lightbulb for light.
OK my next picture is of a cute little cartoon of Jonah sitting under a gourd getting relief from the burning sun and yes this picture is biblical. The story about the above picture is at Jonah 4:6 and says And the Lord prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. But, God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.
You might all say what is Brother Bob trying to teach with the picture above of Jonah and a gourd. The lesson I want you all to receive from this picture above of Jonah is to realize that any material possessions outside of Jesus can not last and only Jesus can give us all joy forevermore. Many people in this world place their trust solely in money or material possessions and not Jesus, not realizing that the money and possessions will disappear and fly away. Proverbs 23:5 warns us all Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Now, in the picture above Jonah was grieved because he did not want to see the people of Ninevah be blessed after their repentance. Jonah originally did not want to preach to the people of Ninevah and was prejudice against the people of Ninevah and tried to run away to Joppa. As a result, Jonah was swallowed up by a whale and was delivered from the whale when Jonah agreed to preach to Ninevah even though Jonah was a bigot and hated the people of Ninevah. Even after Jonah preached to Ninevah to repent he still did not like the people of Ninevah and was more concerned for a little gourd than all the sinners who needed Jesus at Ninevah.
Jesus rebuked Jonah at Jonah 4:10 and said Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night; And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city; wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle? Hallelujah, even when our enemies like a Jonah don't want to see us blessed, Jesus will still bless us all and allow our enemies to witness our deliverance and blessings. Ninevah was blessed and because their king and all the Ninevites repented, Jesus did not destroy Ninevah. In fact, Ninevah will rise up against our generation and rebuke us all for they repented at sinful Jonah's preaching and now in our generation so many people have not repented at the teaching of righteous Jesus. (Matthew 12:41).
Hezekiah also went through a similiar experience like Jonah after Hezekiah lost all his possessions to the Babylonians after proudly displaying all his property to the Babylonians. Hezekiah trusted more in his own material possesions instead of Jesus and as a result Hezekiah lost everything. Isaiah 39:3 says Then came Isaiah the prophet unto King Hezekiah and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon. Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered , All that is in mine house have they seen; there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them. Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord of Hosts. Behold the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.
Finally, to end up today's bible study, I give you all an awesome picture above of King Jeroboam trying to smite the man of God who rebuked Jeroboam for making altars at Bethel and Dan and did not allow the people of Israel to go south as the Lord commanded to worship the Lord at Jerusalem. Previously, Jeroboam had expelled the prophet Amos when Jeroboam and his priest Amaziah threw out Amos for also rebuking the sacrifices Jeroboam performed to idols at Bethel and Dan. When Jeroboam tried to smite the man of God pictured above, Jeroboam's hand dried up.
Thank you Jesus, when our enemies try to harm any saint reading this, like when Jeroboam's hand dried up above, you will not allow our enemies to harm us and make a way of escape for your saints. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Jesus stopped Jeroboam pictured above from smiting the man of God by drying up his hand and fulfilled the prophecy of Job at Job 5:12 that reads He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
The story of the picture above is recorded at 1 Kings 13:4 and says And it came to pass when King Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar saying, Lay hold on him. And his hand which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him. Also, note that we all need to love our enemies and that Jeroboam needed the man of God to pray for him to have his hand restored and healed. Hallelujah, the man of God prayed for Jeroboam and Jeroboam's hand was restored.
A final example of where Jesus protected a saint from harm occurred when Jesus delivered Lot from harm when he blinded the sodomites at Sodom and Gomorrah. Like Lot, we all have angels around us full of bright light that blind any enemy and hide us all from harm. After the sodomites tried to harm Lot and his family, Genesis 19:11 records And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great; so that they weareied themselves to find the door. Saint reading this keep praying for your enemies and ask Jesus to deliver them and save them. Jesus will always protect you all.
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