Sunday, June 3, 2012
Alive With Jesus Having Victory Over The Grave
Hallelujah, take a good look at the picture above and rejoice. Like Jesus, all saints and believers in Jesus as Lord will have eternal life and obtain total victory over the grave. Like Jesus, we all will by the Spirit have our mortal bodies quickened and be raised to eternal life with total victory over the grave. Romans 8:11 says But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Hosea 13:14 says I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death; O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction; repentance (defined as sorrow) shall be hid from mine eyes.
We should all rejoice as we look at the above picture and know that no man, grave, death, or any obstacle can stop any saint from living forever to be with Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:55 says O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:1 says For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. As we read on 2 Corinthians 5:8 says We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
I love the picture above because it gives us all hope to see Jesus alive forevermore, resurrected, and leaving his grave and tomb, having total victory over death and the grave. In Revelation 1:18 Jesus said I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen.; and have the keys of hell and of death. And any saint reading this anywhere in any country you can rejoice because you share and have with Jesus total victory over death and the grave. This is proven by John 11:25 that says Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Saint reading this, rejoice and know that as you believe Jesus as Lord, you will never see death. John 8:51 says Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. But, sadly any person that does not believe Jesus is Lord will experience two deaths. First the unsaved person will die a natural death and then at the judgment will experience a second death and be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. But, saint reading this, as you believe in Jesus as Lord, you are an overcomer and shall not be hurt of the second death. The scriptures that prove this are John 16:33 that says 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. Since, believers in Jesus are overcomers, all saints can claim the promise of Revelation 2:11 that says He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
Now, take a good look at the above picture of Brother Bob's favorite woman of the bible who is a hero to Brother Bob called Mary Magdalene. The story of Mary Magdalene is recorded at John 20. To me, Mary Magdalene was braver than any man or any disciple and risked her life to stay by the tomb of Jesus surrounded by Roman soldiers to see Jesus raise on the third day. Mary also was very wise and remembered that Jesus said he would rise again the third day. The disciples also knew this but they feared the Roman soldiers and did not go to Jesus' grave to view Jesus' resurrection. To me, Mary was an awesome woman, because Mary risked her life to see Jesus. Matthew 16:25 says For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Because of Mary's bravery, Jesus honored Mary with the privilege of Mary being the first person to see Jesus resurrected.
When Mary saw Jesus, she thought Jesus was the gardener. Yes, Jesus was the gardener because John 19:41 says Jesus was buried in the garden. John 19:41 says Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. And Hallelujah, look at the words of Mary when she saw Jesus. John 20:14 says And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing Him to be the gardener, saith unto Him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take Him away. Then, hallelujah, Mary recognized Jesus and the scripture says Jesus saith unto her Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni, which is to say, Master.
As I look at the picture above of Jesus resurrected and alive forevermore, I must give you a quote that Jesus personally gave to Brother Bob to share with all my friends in the many nations. "All saints have victory over death and the grave and one day soon all the saints graves will bust wide open as all the saints asleep rise to be forever alive with Jesus in the kingdom. Saint reading this, as you read this next verse, take time to meditate on the truth and power of these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 says But, I would not have you to be ignorent, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.
Now saint reading this close your eyes and meditate on this revelation. One day soon when Jesus returns in the clouds, we all will see the graves bust wide open as the saints asleep in Jesus rise up to be with Jesus and then all of the saints alive on this earth will be caught up (defined as snatched or plucked out) by the angels to be with Jesus in the clouds forevermore.
Jesus blessed Brother Bob this week and revealed the meaning of Matthew 27:52 after twenty years that says And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose and came out of the graves after His resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared (defined as made known and manifested) unto many. Jesus showed me that the time when the saints that are asleep and all those that are alive and remain (which is the whole house of Israel) rise to be with Jesus is at a time in the future that no man knows except the Father (defined above as after His resurrection).
Notice no definite number like 144000 is listed in Matthew 27:52 as rising. Matthew 27:52 just says many bodies of saints asleep will rise to be with Jesus someday. The Apostle John proclaimed that the number of people before Jesus was a number that no man could number. Revelation 7:9 says After this I behold, 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. Also, notice in Matthew 27:52 that when all the saints arrive at the kingdom, all the saints will appear unto many. The word appear here is defined as made known and manifested. Hallelujah, when we all get to the kingdom we will appear to all our loved ones and be made known to all our friends. Yes, hallelujah, all saints will recognize one another as we all rejoice and praise Jesus forevermore. Wow, what a revival will occur when we all get to heaven and the kingdom.
Now, hallelujah, this same vision of the many saints that were asleep and rose to be with Jesus was seen by the prophet Ezekial at the valley of dry bones at Ezekial 37:11. Notice, Ezekial defined all those that rose to be with Jesus as the whole house of Israel (saints past, present, and future). Ezekial 37:11 says Then he said unto me, Son of Man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold they say, our bones are dried, and our hope is lost; We are cut off for our parts. Therefore, prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord; when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves and shall put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land; then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it and performed it saith the Lord.
OK, to end up this weeks bible study, Brother Bob stresses to you all the importance of prayer. Matthew 18:19 says Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Now look at the first picture above of Abraham praying for his nephew Lot to be spared from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Saint reading this do you realize that your prayers preserve and keep people alive. Abraham's prayer for Lot spared Lot from destruction and saved Lot and his family. Genesis 19:29 says And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham (notice God remembered Abraham and not Lot's prayer) and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.
Now notice the second picture of your friend Jesus praying constantly for you right now saint reading this somewhere in any nation of this world. Hebrews 7:25 says Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them. And since Jesus is a righteous man, Jesus' effectual fervent prayer for you saint availeth much. James 5:16 says Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Jesus' prayer for all saints is recorded at John 17:9 and says I pray for them, I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. John 17:15 says I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Saint reading this remember your prayers are important. If you look at Mark 2 you will see that a man sick of the palsy was healed because of the prayers and assistance of his four friends when the friends lowered him through a roof to be healed by Jesus. Mark 2:3 says And they come unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was; and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw the faith of the sick man's friends, Jesus stated at Mark 2:11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God saying, We never saw it on this fashion. You see the man sick of palsy couldn't help himself and his friends' faith and assistance resulted in deliverance and healing for the man sick of the palsy. Saint reading this, keep praying for your friends. Jesus hears your prayers and I claim in Jesus name, all those praying for their friends for healing and deliverance will see all their prayers answered with total deliverance for their friends.
I pray in Jesus name these bible studies strengthen and encourage all my friends in all the nations everywhere. Please feel free to email Brother Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime from any country or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till the next bible study, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.