Sunday, August 12, 2012
Jesus Dwells With The Humble And The Humble Dwell In The Kingdom
Everyone in any nation, Brother Bob asks you to look closely at the above picture and notice that Jesus is giving us all an example on how to live daily as servants to bless all those around our lives. Lord Jesus, let all who read this bible study and see this picture above be servants and be concerned more about other people's needs than our own needs. Philippians 2:4 tells us Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. And look at Philippians 2:7 of how Jesus died for us all on the cross and was a true servant to us all. Philippians 2:7 says But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
OK, Brother Bob must say that the picture above has to be one of his favorites. Now I want you friend anywhere to meditate on the fact that even though Jesus was God, Jesus humbled himself and washed feet. The bible verse that speaks about the picture above is John 13:3 and reads Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He was come from God, and went to God. (Notice how this verse begins by saying Jesus as God owns everything yet Jesus in the next verse will show love by humbling Himself as He washes his friends' feet). The bible verse continues to say He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel and girded Himself. After that He poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded. And notice in John 13:17 if you saint reading this like Jesus become a servant, happiness will come into your life. John 13:17 says If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
Hallelejuah, now Brother Bob will give you several scriptures to prove to you all that even though Jesus was God, Jesus chose to humble Himself and dwell with the humble lowly saint. Isaiah 57:15 says For thus saith the High and lofty one that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 66 says Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house that ye build unto me? And where is the place of my rest? For all things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord. But to this man will I look even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Notice that Isaiah 66 teaches us that Jesus looks to the humble lowly person but hallelujah Jesus also hears the prayers and requests of the humble lowly saint. Psalm 10:17 says Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble; thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear. The bible teaches us to walk like Jesus to receive peace and the desires of our hearts. 1 John 2:6 tells us He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. 1 Peter 2:21 shows us how Jesus walked as an example for all saints. 1 Peter 2:21 says For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth; Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously. Saint, I claim in Jesus name, today you will walk like Jesus and be willing to assist your brother and sister even willing to wash their feet. Look at the reward you will receive if you abide with Jesus and walk like Jesus. John 15:7 tells us If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Next, Brother Bob gives all my friends in the many nations a wonderful picture above of the 24 elders around the throne of Jesus being humble and taking off their crowns and casting them before Jesus who alone is worthy to be crowned with glory and honour. Rejoice as Brother Bob gives you a saying given to him by Jesus from heaven. Jesus as God dwells with the humble lowly saint, and the humble lowly saint dwells with Jesus in His glorious kingdom. This revelation given to Brother Bob is proven by Matthew 5:3 that says Blessed are the poor (defined as lowly and humble) in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Also, Psalm 138:6 says Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly, but the proud He knoweth afar off.
Now notice in the above picture, the 24 elders have the privilege of being very close to Jesus around the throne in the kingdom because they are humble and cast down their crowns. Saint, Brother Bob encourages you all to be like the 24 elders and realize the more humble we are, the closer we all will be to Jesus in the kingdom like the 24 elders. The story in the bible about the above picture is at Revelation 4:10 and says The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne saying, Thou art worthy O Lord to receive glory and honour and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Finally, here are some more bible scriptures that prove that Jesus as God was so humble and became a servant, dying for all our sins. Take time to read one of Brother Bob's all time favorite bible verses about how Jesus was so humble and even though Jesus was God, Jesus became like us to comfort us all daily. Hebrews 2:14 says Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same, that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily, He took not on Him the nature of angels, but He took on Him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore, in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto his brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted.
Also take time to read Hebrews 2:9 that says But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Also 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.
Now my friends everywhere, as you look at the above picture of a precious sparrow, know that Jesus cares for you more than many sparrows and will comfort you always. The bible scripture that is about the picture above is Luke 12:6 that says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But, even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. If Jesus has His eye on the sparrow and protects and cares for all the little sparrows, Jesus certainly will care for you my friends in the many nations that read these bible studies. Psalm 56:8 tells us that Thou tellest my wanderings; put thou my tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy book?
Jesus showed me saints this week that the love of Jesus is greater than the love of a mother. The prophet Isaiah proved this when he stated at Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. And hallelujah read how Jesus loved us even after we all were by nature the children of wrath. Ephesians 2:3 says Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others; But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us; Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, by grace ye are saved.
Now, as you all look at the above picture of how Saul was prevented by Jesus from harming the saints of God at Damascus, remember Jesus feels our persecutions from sinners who mock us for our walk with Jesus. Meditate on the words of the bible scripture that relate to the above picture at Acts 9:3 that says And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. You see as Saul persecuted the saints at Damascus, Jesus was being persecuted, and hallelujah Jesus defended the saints of Damascus and prevented Paul from killing them. Saint reading this anywhere, I claim in Jesus name, when you are persecuted for serving Jesus, Jesus will defend you and cause your enemies to flee from your presence. I also pray in Jesus name that our enemies like Saul in the picture above will be changed and become our friends and supporters of our walk with Jesus.
Finally, a couple of blessed thoughts to end up this weeks bible study. Let me write out a saying from a great christian writer Ralph Erskine from the 1600's about how earthly things are just shadows of our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus. Ralph Erskine wrote The sun in the firmament is but a shadow of Jesus, the Son of Righteousness that shines as the light of seven days. The roses and lilies are but shadows of Jesus, the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. The rivers and fountains are but shadows of Jesus, the fountain of living waters; the plants and trees are but shadows of Jesus, the tree of life. And all the stars in the heaven are but shadows of Jesus, the Bright and Morning Star. For my last thought for this bible study, saints everywhere I ask you all to praise Jesus for calling us out of darkness into the marvellous light as you read 1 Peter 2:9 that says But, ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.
It is always a joy to write these bible studies and know that thousands in many nations regularly read these blessed revelations from Jesus. I encourage you all friends everywhere to like Brother Bob do something today for Jesus and encourage someone with the wonderful sayings of Jesus in His word. These bible studies are free of charge and you can contact Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till the next time we meet soon, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.