OK, how about the picture above to start out this weeks bible study of David defeating the giant Goliath in the name of the Lord with five smooth stones whose names are J E S U S. The title of my message today is weapons that are a testimony and Jesus did it again and gave Brother Bob many revelations this week about the testimonies in heaven and in earth that defeat and destroy the devil. Before I write this bible study let my stress to all my friends in the many nations that read this bible study to focus daily on Jesus Christ crucified daily but to not ignore the devil. You see when Jesus cast out devils, Jesus was quick about it and gave us all an example to focus on the Father and God. Jesus asked the demon in the man in the tombs of Gadarenes what is your name and the demon said legion and then Jesus just said Go and was finished with that demon. James 4:7 tells us Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
OK, Hallelujah after 30 years the other day in one minute the Holy Ghost revealed to Brother Bob the meaning of 1 John 5:7-8 that says For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. Now it's interesting to note that in greek the words listed above bear record and bear witness both are defined as give testimony. Now lets all put the parables of the bible together as a puzzle and turn to Revelation 12:11 that will show us that the listings in 1 John 5:7-8 are weapons of testimonies to overcome, destroy, and defeat the devil forevermore. Revelation 12:11 says And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.
All right, let's all start by looking at the three things in the earth that give testimony and overcome the devil and are the Spirit, the water, and the blood. We all need to be aware of these weapons to overcome the devil on this earth and daily have victory with Jesus. 2 Corinthians 10:3 tells us For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds. And Ephesians 6:12 tells us For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
OK, as you look at the above picture of David using the name of the Lord or the Word Jesus, lets do a study on the water as a weapon in the earth against the devil. Ephesians 5:26 defines the water as the Word of God as a weapon against the devil. Ephesians 5:26 says That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. David pictured above used the water as a weapon to defeat his enemy Goliath by using the Word or the name of the Lord Jesus who is the Word of God. Mark 16:17 tells us all that the name of Jesus will cast out the devil. Mark 16:17 says And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name (the name of Jesus) shall they cast out devils.
The story of the above picture is recorded at 1 Samuel 17:45 and says Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. And look at the result of how the Word Jesus or water defeats the devil for 1 Samuel 17:49-50 says And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
OK, now Brother Bob wants you all in the many nations to look at the above picture of a bible hero to Brother Bob named Elijah. I will use this picture to discuss the weapon of fire that is a part of the Spirit listed in 1 John 5:8 as testimonies or weapons against the devil on the earth. You see when someone gets saved, that person receives the Holy Ghost but also fire. And this fire is a weapon to daily ask Jesus to loose wherever you go to burn up the root and branch of evil around you. You might all say Brother Bob where does the bible talk about fire as a weapon to burn up the root and branch of evil and witchcraft.
OK, Malachi 4:1 says For behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. Saint reading this in any nation, we should not be afraid of God's fire for Isaiah 43:2 tells us When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned,; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Remember the hebrew boys in the fiery furnace in Daniel 3 were not burned when they were thrown into the fire and no smell of smoke was upon those three hebrew boys. Hallelujah, Jesus the Son of God was with the three hebrew boys in the fire and loosed the chains on these hebrew boys. You see fire is a weapon saint against the devil that will destroy the devil but the fire of God will bless any saint and set that saint free. Hebrews 12:29 tells us For our God is a consuming fire.
All Brother Bob has to say is fire as a weapon will make the devil appear but also the fire will destroy the devil. Brother Bob says be like the Apostle Paul and shake the snake, destroying the devil by fire. Look at Acts 28:3 about when a snake bit Paul and how Paul shook off the snake into the fire and destroyed the devil (represented by the snake.) Acts 28:3 says And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. We should all be like the Apostle Paul and when the devil appears, keep praising Jesus and shake the snake (the devil) back into the fire as a weapon for Jesus lives in us all as God who is a consuming fire that forevermore will destroy the devil.
The above picture of Elijah praying for God to answer his prayer by fire shows that God speaks by fire as a weapon to silence the devil. After the fire fell in the above picture the devil and his prophets of Baal were destroyed and Elijah and the saints received peace and victory. The story about this picture above of Elijah and fire is at 1 Kings 18:37 and says Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. Wow, I thought water puts out fire but Jesus did a miracle with Elijah and the fire put out the water as the fire licked up the water in the trench.
OK, my next picture is given to you all in the many nations to show that wind is a weapon and a part of the Spirit on the earth in 1 John 5:8 as a testimony to defeat the devil. In the above picture Jesus used wind as a weapon to part the Red Sea for Moses and the children of Israel to be delivered from the Egyptians. Jesus used the wind to cause the waters of the Red Sea to cover the Egyptians and give Moses and the children of Israel victory and peace. The story about how Jesus used wind to bless Moses and the children of Israel is recorded at Exodus 14:21 and says And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. Exodus 15:10 tells us all how Jesus used wind to destroy the Egyptians and says Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them; they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Also, note that the book of Job tells us all that Jesus as God speaks to us all in the whirlwind. Job 38:1 says then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind.
Now to prove to you all that the Spirit mentioned in 1 John 5:8 represents wind and fire as a weapon or testimony on this earth to defeat the devil look at the following scriptures. John 3:8 says The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Matthew 3:11 says I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.
The final weapon on this earth listed in 1 John 5:8 to defeat the devil is the blood of Jesus. Saints reading this everywhere remember that the blood of Jesus according to Revelation 12:11 will overcome the devil. Again Revelation 12:11 tells us all And they overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. Exodus 12:13 tells us And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. Brother Bob tells all saints everywhere reading this bible study to daily focus by faith with your heart on Jesus Christ crucified and the blood of Jesus will overcome the devil. I claim in Jesus name that whoever reads this forevermore will be set free as the blood of Jesus covers every area of their lives. You might not see the blood of Jesus but this blood of Jesus still speaks today and sets us all free hallelujah. Hebrews 12:24 says And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
My final picture today is on a very happy note of a joyful baby boy and his happy mom. I want to use this picture to discuss the three things in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost as weapons or a testimony to defeat the devil forevermore listed at 1 John 5:7. We just finished discussing the three things on the earth the Spirit (that includes fire and wind), the water, and the blood as weapons or a testimony to defeat the devil on the earth listed at 1 John 5:8.
OK, as you look at the above picture of the happy mom and her smiling happy boy, notice that the mom has forgotten her pain and struggles of childbirth. Well, saint reading this anywhere in any nation, we all like the mom pictured above will forget the devil and not remember the devil in the kingdom as we all rejoice in seeing Jesus forevermore. I want you all everywhere to shout praises to Jesus as you all read one of Brother Bob's favorite verses in the bible at Isaiah 65:17 that says For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. Hallelujah, in the kingdom there will be no memories of pain, sorrow, crying, or the devil. It won't even come into our minds. Just joy and Jesus forevermore. Revelation 21:4 tells us And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.
Jesus spoke about the picture above at John 16:20-22 that says Verily, verily I say unto, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice and your joy no man taketh from you.
Now note as we discuss the weapons or testimonies against the devil in heaven listed in 1 John 5:7, (Father, Word, and Holy Ghost), that the devil no longer dwells in heaven and has a short time on this earth. This is recorded at Revelation 12:7 and says And there was war in heaven; Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Now as I've discussed earlier, the Word listed in 1 John 5:7 is Jesus and Jesus is one with the Father and is God and just the brightness of Jesus destroys the devil. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 says And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming. Jesus is so bright in heaven that the devil can not appear anywhere in heaven around Jesus and in the kingdom there is not even a memory of the devil. Revelation 20:11 tells us And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. Hallelujah, no place for the devil in the kingdom of God.
Hallelujah a second place that confirms the devil will not be in heaven is at Revelation 21:27 that says says And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie (the devil who is the father of lies); but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. In fact if you ever saw lightning fall from the sky very fast, this is how fast the devil was thrown out of heaven. Luke 10:18 says I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Now put on your thinking caps as I discuss why flesh and blood can not enter into the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 15:50 says Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. When Jesus appeared to his disciples, Jesus was flesh and bone, not flesh and blood. Luke 24:39 says as the words of Jesus Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Jesus showed Brother Bob today at 4AM that the reason flesh and blood are not in the kingdom is that hallelujah there will be no bloodshed or wars in the kingdom. Isaiah 2:4 tells us And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, an their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. We all will appear in the kingdom as glorified flesh and bone and not flesh and blood.
I thank you Jesus for revelations in the night as I sleep at 4AM. Psalm 16:7 says I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; my reins (defined as inmost mind or spirit) instruct me in the night seasons. Psalm 63:5-6 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.
I pray that this little bible study blesses all my friends in the many nations about the testimonies or weapons against the devil in the heaven and earth listed at 1 John 5:7-8. I welcome the new countries of Guam, Grenada, Nicaragua, Albania, and Macedonia to Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Please my friend in any country feel free to email Brother Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can pray together or write anytime to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.