Sunday, August 19, 2012
Jesus And His Hosts Of Angels Defend The Saints
Today, Brother Bob starts out this weeks bible study by giving you all a picture above of an angel appearing to Ornan the Jebusite at the threshing floor. This week I want to encourage all my friends in the many nations and let them know that angels protect us all daily as we believe and yield our lives to Jesus as Lord. Brother Bob will proceed to give to you all many scriptures that prove the power that angels have as they protect us daily. Because angels are so powerful, we all must daily pray for mercy for our enemies that persecute us for believing in Jesus because the angel of the Lord in the bible (just one angel) can destroy many enemies in just an instant.
As we all look at the above picture realize that just one angel who appeared to Ornan at the threshing floor was full of so much power and destroyed in an instant 70000 people. Jesus allowed this angel to destroy 70000 people because David had sinned and trusted in his flesh by numbering the people and not trusting the Lord Jesus to fight his battles. 1 Chronicles 21:14 tells us So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel 70000 men. And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and He repented Him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces. As a result of David's prayers for the people, 1 Chronicles 21:27 resulted that says And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof, and the people's lives were spared by the prayers of David.
Remember, Brother Bob stresses again to pray for your enemies for our prayers will prevent angels from harming our enemies. Hosea 4:6 tells us that people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. When sinners in this world persecute believers in Jesus, we must pray that these enemies of Jesus repent to avoid any harm. When an unsaved person mocks the Holy Ghost in a believer, that unsaved person can blaspheme the Holy Ghost and sin the unpardonable sin. Saved people with Jesus can not blaspheme the Holy Ghost for Galatians 3:13 tells us Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Also 1 Corinthians 12:3 tells us Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed.
For years, the devil lied to Brother Bob and made Brother Bob worry about sinning the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Ghost listed at Mark 3:29 that says But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. But, you see saint reading this anywhere when you get saved with Jesus you also also get filled with the Spirit and according to 1 Corinthians 12:3, a saved person with the Spirit of God can not blaspheme the Holy Ghost and call Jesus accursed. Romans 8:9 proves that when a person gets saved they at that moment receive the Holy Ghost and says Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
OK, then you all might ask then who can sin the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Ghost. The answer is an unsaved person without Jesus who mocks the miracles of the Spirit and wishes persecution and death to prophets called by Jesus to speak life to this end time generation. As believers of Jesus, we must pray for these ignorent sinners to repent and change their lives and accept the Lord Jesus into their lives. 2 Chronicles 36:16 tells us But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Proverbs 29:1 warns unsaved people by saying He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Saint reading this anywhere, if you are being persecuted for believing in Jesus, be encouraged; Jesus is with you and protecting you with many angels. Psalm 34:7 tells us The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Psalm 91:11 tells us For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways, They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Now Jesus this week gave an incredible revelation to Brother Bob of the power that just one angel has that is protecting daily all my friends in the many nations that read this bible study. According to 2 Kings 19:35 just one angel protected Hezekiah and destroyed in just one night 185000 Assyrian enemies trying to kill Hezekiah for his faith in the Lord Jesus. 2 Kings 19:35 says And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out and smote in the camp of the Assyrians 185000. And when they arose early in the morning, behold they were all dead corpses. So please pray for your enemies that persecute you daily because of your walk with Jesus, for the angels that protect us all are very powerful and wow just one angel can take out 185000 in one night.
OK, to continue our discussion of how angels protect believers in Jesus take a good look at the above picture of Jacob's dream of a ladder to heaven with angels ascending and descending on the ladder and Jesus as God at the top of the ladder. The story of the above picture is at Genesis 28:12 and says And he dreamed and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven, and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And behold the Lord stood above it, and said I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. Now the bible is like a puzzle that we need to piece together and to understand Jacob's dream of a ladder, lets all look at John 1:51 that says And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. Hallelujah, notice that according to John 1:51 the ladder is Jesus (The Son Of Man) that the angels are ascending and descending upon.
You see the picture above gives us all an illustration of Jesus (the ladder) who is the Captain or General of the Hosts of angels with Michael (the warring archangel) that the Father dispatches to protect his saints as these angels do warfare against the devil and the evil forces of this world. This is proven by the scripture Judges 5:20 that says They fought from heaven, the stars (defined as angels) in their courses (wow courses is defined as ladder) fought against Sisera (defined as the field of battle and remember the word of God defines field as this world).
As I meditate on the power of angels and just how one angel in two different cases took out 185000 and 70000 people quickly, I praise Jesus that Jesus willingly went to the cross and died for us all by not calling more than 12 legions of angels (81912 plus angels; for a legion of angels is 6826 angels and 12 times 6826 is 81912) to protect Himself at the garden of gesthemene. Look at the wonderful words of our Lord Jesus at Matthew 26:53 that says Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and He shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be? Everyone reading this right now wave your hands at Jesus and praise Jesus for not calling these legions of angels to stop his death on the cross as Jesus willingly sacrificed his life for you at the cross, destroying all our fears, problems and the devil forevermore.
Brother Bob rejoices as he gives you all the above picture of Simon of Cyrene assisting Jesus by carrying the cross for Jesus. After 30 years, the other night at 4AM, Jesus revealed to Brother Bob the reason the Father had Simon of Cyrene help the Lord Jesus carry the cross. You see Jesus got to a point that he could no longer carry the weight of his cross. Saint reading this anywhere if you ever get to a place in your lives where you feel the persecution is too much and you feel like you can not carry the weight of your trials, remember like Jesus, Jesus will send a Simon of Cyrene to you to help you carry and overcome your burdens.
Remember, saint reading this anywhere, if the trials of life and persecutions seem too much, just think about how Jesus handled persecution, and you will receive strength and peace to go on for Jesus. Be like Jesus and when you are reviled do not revile back, when you suffer for serving Jesus and hurt in your body, like Jesus do not threaten back. (1 Peter 2:21-23). Think about how Jesus was mocked and persecuted before Pilate and Herod as His enemies stated Who do you say you are. Notice Jesus did not threaten them or curse them but did not say a word. I pray in Jesus name that all who read this and want to in their flesh threaten, think and speak evil of their enemies, remember and be like Jesus and not say anything but pray for and bless our enemies. I believe that the ultimate love was shown by Jesus as He hung on the cross and his response to the mockings and persecution was Father forgive them for they know not what they do. And wow even through the sufferings of the cross, Jesus still took time to show love and compassion to the thief by him by saying Today thou shalt be with me in paradise while another wicked thief railed on Jesus. I pray in Jesus name, like Jesus all saints reading this can continue to love people around us no matter how much suffering we experience in our walks with Jesus.
A simple scripture describes the above picture at Matthew 27:32 and says And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon, by name. him they compelled to bear His cross. Notice Simon of Cyrene was compelled to carry Jesus' cross. Simon in his flesh did not want to assist Jesus. Most people do not want to in theirselves help people carry a burden. But hallelujah when the Holy Ghost compels us all to help our brothers and sisters, like Simon of Cyrene we all will yield to the Spirit and be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus. Let us all say like Jesus Not my will Lord but thy will be done.
For Brother Bob's final thought for today's bible study, I give you all the above picture of Jesus as a little boy teaching the doctors in the temple. Wouldn't it be an honor to hear Jesus as a child speak and answer any question, for Jesus was wisdom. The bible scripture that is about the above picture is at Luke 2:46 and says And it came to pass that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. I also would be astonished at Jesus' understanding and answers as a little boy that was God.
Jesus truly is wisdom for 1 Corinthians 1:30 says But of Him are in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. Now again like a puzzle put the bible together and realize that Jesus as wisdom is better than silver, gold, rubies, or anything you can desire. With Jesus or wisdom is length of days and riches and honour. Proverbs 3:14 talking about wisdom or Jesus says For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honour.
And wow, the queen of Sheba will rise up and condemn this end time generation for not receiving Jesus whose wisdom is much greater than the wisdom of Solomon. Matthew 12:42 says The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon is here. And hallelujah we all know that Jesus is the greater one mentioned by the Queen of Sheba for Jesus truly has greater wisdom than Solomon for Jesus is wisdom.
As always, I've enjoyed writing this bible study I pray you all receive peace and strength as you read these revelations from Jesus to Brother Bob. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till our next meeting soon, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.