Praise the Lord saints everywhere, today I want to encourage all my friends by telling you all that soon when we arrive at the kingdom, we will forget and have no memories of the bad things of this world. Now take time to meditate on one of Brother Bob's favorite bible verses from the prophet Isaiah 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. This same verse appears in the new testament at Revelation 21:1 that says And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Also note that Revelation 21:4 says 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; (now note the next part of this verse) for the former things are passed away.
It's like a woman after she gives birth to a baby. Once the baby is born the woman is so happy to see the child that she forgets all her labour and pains of this world. John 16:21 tells us 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. Saint reading this anywhere realize that just a glimpse of Jesus in the kingdom will make all the bad memories of this life instantly disappear with no memory as all saints receive everlasting joy forever. Isaiah 35:10 says And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, (note the next part of this verse) and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
As you look at the above picture of Lot fleeing from Sodom and Gomorrah with his two daughters as his wife turns into a pillar of salt, realize that in the kingdom we all will no longer have to be vexed by the unclean conversation of sinners in this world like Lot. Hallelujah along with Lot we all will no longer be vexed by the filthy conversation of this world in the kingdom. 1 Peter 2:7 says And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked; For that righteous man, dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds. This is because according to Revelation 21:27 it says And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Now Brother Bob will proceed to give you all examples of bad memories in this world that will never appear or be remembered in the kingdom with Jesus. Along with King David, saint reading this everywhere, you will no longer have to say in the kingdom Psalm 120:5 Woe is me that I sojourn in Mesech (defined as people that take possession of me and scatter me), that I dwell in the tents of Kedar(darkness),(note that there is no darkness forever in the kingdom with Jesus for Revelation 22:5 says And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.) My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace but when I speak they are for war.
Hallelujah, as you all look at the picture above of Elijah in a cave feeling like he is all alone with no friends, rejoice for soon in the kingdom we all will have innumerable friends and angels that worship Jesus forevermore in peace and joy. Hebrews 12:22 tells us 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. Praise the Lord saints everywhere, along with Elijah in the kingdom, we will no longer have to say what is written at 1 Kings 19:10 that says And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of Hosts, for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars and slain thy prophets with the sword and I even I only am left and they seek my life to take it away.
Saint reading this anywhere if you feel alone and rejected by this world be encouraged for Jesus will always be your friend forevermore. Look at the words of Jesus Himself at John 15:14 that says Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Jesus truly is the faithful friend that cleaves to us all and sticketh closer than any person in this world according to Proverbs 18:24 that says A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly; and there is a friend that sticketh closer(defined as cleaves) than a brother. This kind of reminds Brother Bob of the holy ghost cloven tongues of fire that cleaves to us and stays with us forevermore as we believe Jesus is God.
Along with the prophet Elijah pictured above, the prophet Isaiah and all saints will no longer have to say in the kingdom Isaiah 6:5 that says Then said I, Woe is me, for I am undone because I am a man of unclean lips and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts. Saint reading this anywhere, rejoice for the blood of Jesus will cleanse and remove all our uncleanness forever. Right now saint reading this lift up your hands to Jesus and be encouraged if you feel you have sinned and are not worthy to come to Jesus. Memorize 1 John 1:7 and say it out loud right now and realize that the blood of Jesus has cleansed and taken away forever all your sin and now you are pure and clean to approach God. 1 John 1:7 says But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Brother Bob says let's all take hold of our ticket to heaven which is the blood of Jesus we receive by faith as we daily believe and remember Jesus Christ crucified with our hearts. I want you all now to meditate on Hebrews 10:19 that proves that the blood of Jesus is the ticket or way of access to enter the kingdom. Hebrews 10:19 says Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
The sad part about the story of the picture above is that Samson was so full of the world, that Samson did not even realize that he had lost Jesus as God. It's sad when people choose the pleasures of this world instead of Jesus and become so lost that they can not even pray for themselves. Brother Bob wants all saints reading this to compare two scriptures and make a choice today. The scriptures are Hebrews 11:25 and Psalm 16:11. Hebrews 11:25 tells us the pleasures of sin are for a season. Psalm 16:11 tells us with Jesus at the right hand of the Father there are pleasures forevermore. I pray in Jesus name that all who forevermore read this bible study choose the pleasures forevermore with Jesus and deny this perishing world.
The bible verse about the picture of Samson above is at Judges 16:19 and says And she made him sleep upon her knees, and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. Learn a lesson from this story saints and realize that just a little sin can take you to a place where you can not even find Jesus. Wow, Samson did not even realize that the Lord had departed from him. Galatians 5:9 says a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. This should say a little sin will eventually take over and control a person. Saints lets all daily deny even the smallest sin and live sanctified, holy, and consecrated lives to Jesus as we remember daily Jesus Christ crucified with our hearts.
Here's a couple more scriptures that prove that just a little sin can make a person lost needing the prayers of other saints and a miracle from Jesus to get back in fellowship with Jesus. Ecclesiastes 10:1 says Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour; so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. Wow, one little fly or sin can ruin a person's reputation. But, if we do sin, thank you Lord Jesus for the blood of Jesus that cleanses us all from sin and purges our consciences from dead works to serve the living God. Hebrews 9:14. Hallelujah for Revelation 1:5 that says Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
Another example in the bible of people that became friends of the world and lost strength was the people of Ephraim. Just look at Hosea 7:8 that says Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people. Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not. Ephraim like Samson did not realize that the Lord had departed and lost strength because Ephraim tried to mix into the world. 1 John 2:15 says Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Saint reading this, instead of trying to be like the world and enjoy its pleasures for a season, you should be concerned about where you will be after this world burns up and is destroyed. Right now get saved and confess Jesus as God and believe that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again. Meditate now on Matthew 10:28 that says And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him (Jesus) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Hypocrites who try to gain the riches of this world not blessing the poor have no hope proven by Job 27:8 that says For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
OK, to end up today's bible study Brother Bob gives you a picture above of oil and corn. As you all look at the corn and oil above realize that the corn and oil are praising Jesus. The bible tells us that nature, the animals, the earth, and the heaven constantly praise Jesus. Hosea 2:21 says And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear saith the Lord, I will hear the heavens and they shall hear the earth and the earth shall hear the corn and the wine and the oil and they shall hear Jezreel(defined as what God has sown). You see the wonderful progression of praise in Hosea 2:21. First Jezreel and all that God has sown praises Jesus, then the corn, wine, and oil praise Jesus, then the earth praises Jesus, and finally all the heavens praise Jesus. When you get time read Psalm 148 about how all the creation praises Jesus.
Finally, look how Job stated that we can learn from beasts, fowls, and fishes how to praise Jesus. Job 12:7 says But ask now the beasts and they shall teach thee and the fowls of the air and they shall tell thee. Or speak to the earth and it shall teach thee and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee; who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this. When the birds sing, the birds are praising Jesus. When the flowers blossom, the flowers are praising Jesus. And finally when the fish jump in the ocean, the fish are leaping for joy and praising Jesus.
To end up this bible study I give you some quotes to ponder. Take time to think about these quotes given to Brother Bob from Jesus. Vessels which are empty swim at the top, when those that are full of gold sink to the bottom. After you read this make up your mind to bless the poor. You can't take the material weath and possessions of this world to heaven. Jesus told us to give to the poor and build treasure in heaven at Mark 10:21 which will last forever. Some people when Jesus comes to catch us up to the clouds will say I'm weighted down with my house, car, gold, silver, and material possessions and can not be caught up. Brother Bob says bless the poor and give away the things of this world to the poor and fly up quickly as the angels catch us up to be with Jesus in the air soon in the clouds to be forevermore with our Lord Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Finally a quote from Luther. Luther said two sights the devil delights in. To see a wicked man merry and a saint sorrowful. But, two sights do intolerably vex him, to see a sinner mournful for his sins and to see a saint joyful in his circumstances. Luther had some great quotes.
I enjoyed writing this bible study and I pray that it blesses my friends in the many nations that regularly read Brother Bob's bible studies. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob at Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to continue to lift up Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.