Sunday, December 2, 2012
Jesus Always Delivers And Makes Everything New
For today's bible study Brother Bob gives you two pictures of various places people might appear. The top picture was taken by an astronaut from a space station of the planet earth showing the United States, Mexico, and South America. The second picture was taken from a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean by Alaska of a huge whale splashing on the ocean. These pictures reminded Brother Bob of the fact that Jesus as God is everywhere and man can not run or hide from Jesus as God. Psalm 139:7 says Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
As you look at the two pictures above realize that Jesus as God can be present in the highest heavens and deepest oceans. People can try to run and hide from Jesus as God but these people will discover that Jesus is everywhere. The prophet Amos tells us at Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them, though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down. And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.
To any person who forevermore reads this bible study, Brother Bob wants you to know that Jesus will constantly offer you peace and life wherever you live or go. A person might run to the remotest spot on this earth to escape from God, but Jesus as God has so much love for all people and will constantly reach his mighty hand to save lost sinners in the most remote parts of this earth. Jesus wants to save all people of any background in any country because 2 Peter 3:9 says The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Right now friend reading this anywhere get saved and say Jesus I believe in my heart you are Lord and died for me on the cross and rose again.
An example in the bible of a man who tried to run from God and found out that God is everywhere was Jonah. If you study the story of Jonah, you will find that Jonah chose to go to Joppa (defined as a beautiful place) instead of obeying God's command for Jonah to go and preach to the sinners of Nineveh. Jonah ran from God and chose to take a luxury cruise ship at beautiful Joppa on the Mediterranean to travel to Tarshish. Jonah found out quickly that even though he experienced the pleasure of sin for a season at beautiful Joppa, Jesus as God was still present creating a mighty tempest or storm where Jonah was thrown overboard and swallowed by a whale. Like Jonah, we all need to realize that when a person chooses to turn from God and selfishly enjoy the pleasures of this world, no peace will occur. Jonah did not experience deliverance until Jonah submitted to and worshipped God in the belly of the whale, willing to obey God's original command to preach to sinners at Nineveh. As a result, the whale released Jonah and Jonah gladly preached to the people of Nineveh.
Jonah 1 says Now the word of the lord came unto Jonah the son of Amitai saying, Arise, go to Ninevah, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. But, Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish form the presence of the Lord and went down to Joppa (defined as beautiful) and he found a ship going to Tarshish, so he paid the fare thereof, (note that when a person runs from God they lose money and Jonah had to pay a fare), and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish form the presence of the Lord. But, the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
Remember saint reading this, learn a lesson from Jonah and walk by faith and not by sight. Sin might appear beautiful like Joppa but will only lead to trouble. Lot like Jonah also made the mistake of choosing to live in a well watered plain of Sodom and Gomorrah that appeared beautiful to his sight. And also remember how the devil made the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil appear pleasant to Eve's eyes. You see to truly walk with Jesus we must obey Jesus with our hearts by faith and not let your eyes and sight dictate how we serve Jesus. Lot discovered that beautiful Sodom and Gomorrah was full of sin and had to escape for his life as Sodom and Gomorrah was burned and destroyed. Eve discovered that the pleasant fruit created sin and trouble.
I must testify that I once heard a preacher say that every missionary would love to travel and minister in beautiful Hawaii while they relax from the peaceful ocean breeze. But, I'd rather be in the will of Jesus and if Jesus told Brother Bob to go win souls in remote parts of cold Alaska and Siberia, or the hot Sahara desert of Algeria, Brother Bob would find more peace in the will of God and consider it an honor to go to Alaska, Siberia, or Algeria seeing souls won to Jesus. I must testify that this week Algeria in the Sahara Desert started reading Brother Bob's book for Jesus and I ask all my friends to pray for Algeria that these people in the Sahara desert get saved and confess Jesus as their Lord. Right now saint reading this anywhere say Lord Jesus make me a willing vessel to travel anywhere to any nation as an instrument to lead lost souls to salvation in the Lord Jesus. Hallelujah, Brother Bob would consider it an honor and rather be in the will of God winning lost souls to Jesus in the jungles of Brazil or the outback of Australia where the aborigines live instead of selfishly enjoying a pleasure cruise ship to beautiful Joppa like Jonah.
For my next picture, I give you all the classic painting from Botticelli at the Sistene Chapel of the three temptations of Jesus seen in the top of the picture. Friends, as you all look at these three temptations, realize that it takes Jesus as Lord to rebuke and resist the devil. I will now proceed to give you all a lesson in effectively rebuking devils or demons. So many people try in themselves to fight and resist the devil and this is a mistake. Remember, it takes Jesus as Lord to rebuke and resist the devil. One can not effectively rebuke the devil by saying I (not the Lord) rebuke thee satan.
First let's all look at Jude 9 that says Yet, Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. Note the key words of this scripture: The Lord (not I) rebuke thee. It takes Jesus and not ourselves to resist and make the devil flee like the picture above where satan had to flee when Jesus said Get behind me Satan on the far upper right. Also, note that Michael did not in himself bring a railing accusation and get angry or mad at the devil. Michael submitted to God and allowed Jesus as Lord to rebuke the devil.
Remember it takes the name of Jesus as God to cast out a devil. Mark 16:17 says And these signs shall follow them that believe. In my name (Jesus) shall they cast out devils.
Now, lets contrast Michael's experience with how the seven sons of Sceva made the mistake of trying to cast out devils by themselves without the power of the Lord Jesus. Acts 19:13 says Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus saying, We (note they said by mistake We instead of The Lord Jesus) adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. and there were seven sons of one Sceva (defined as a mind reader), a Jew, and chief of the priests which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Wow, the seven sons of Sceva were wounded by demons because they said We and not The Lord rebuke thee devil.
I pray that in Jesus name, as my friends everywhere read this next paragraph, Holy Ghost you will reveal the powerful revelations given to Brother Bob to give peace and life to my friends everywhere in the many nations. Jesus showed Brother Bob since only the Lord can rebuke the devil, daily by faith as we all look to Jesus crucified in our hearts, then the Lord Jesus will automatically make the devil flee. You see Jesus is the Word and the same yesterday, today, and forever. Tell the devil in Jesus name that the Word of Jesus lives in us all and according to Isaiah 14:15 the devil is brought down to hell to the sides of the pit and that according to Psalm 140:8-10 when the head of the wicked (the devil) is in the pit he will not rise up again. Psalm 140:8-10 says Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked, further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah. As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. Let burning coals fall upon them; let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Jesus also told Brother Bob to tell all my friends in the many nations to claim territory for Jesus. As we all by faith look to Jesus as Lord crucified daily with our hearts, since Jesus is light and one with the Holy Ghost unquenchable fire, for every neighborhood, city, country and territory you step into, see the light of Jesus causing all darkness and evil to disappear and flee quickly. Also see the unquenchable holy ghost fire spreading quickly in every area of your city or country to burn out every root and branch of evil around you. I once asked Jesus where in the bible does it say the the fire of the Lord Jesus burns away and destroys the root and branch of evil and Jesus replied Malachi 4:1 that 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.
And hallelujah, when Brother Bob received from the Holy Ghost the above revelation of taking territory for Jesus, my good friend David Berkowitz the former Son of Sam wrote me an incredible bible verse by the prophet Isaiah about claiming territory for the Lord Jesus. In Jesus name, I claim that all my friends in the many nations receive the promise of Isaiah 54:2-3 and that the Lord Jesus will like light remove all darkness in my friends' nations as we all take territory for Jesus and win untold numbers of people to Jesus. Lord Jesus as all my friends in the many nations see you daily crucified, let the unquenchable fire of the holy ghost spread quickly and burn out every root and branch of evil in their nations. Isaiah 54:2-3 says Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations; spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
OK, everyone take a look above at the picture and lets all go to Antarctica as we praise Jesus. The above picture reminded Brother Bob of Psalm 147 and how Jesus casts forth ice like morsels (defined as crumbs of bread) and scatters hoarfrost like ashes. So just remember the next time you see ice and frost, praise Jesus and say hallelujah Lord Jesus, this ice and frost are the crumbs of bread and ashes that you cast down to the earth. Also, Psalm 147 states that Jesus is so glorious deserving our praise for telling the number of stars, calling them all by their names. Wow, the Lord Jesus knows the exact number of the millions of stars and incredibly gives a name to each innumerable star.
Saint reading this anywhere, start to praise Jesus as you say out loud Psalm 147 that says Praise ye the Lord for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant and praise is comely. Verse 3 says He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names. Verse 16 says He giveth snow like wool, He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes; He casteth forth His ice like morsels (defined as crumbs of bread) who can stand before His cold? He sendeth out His word, and melteth them; He causeth His wind to blow, and the waters flow. And just to make my friends happy, look what Brother Bob discovered this week in the bible as a new verse. If you saint reading this feel depressed and are being persecuted by proud people around you for your testimony for Jesus, say and claim Psalm 12:5 that says For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
OK to end up today's bible study, Brother Bob gives you all a precious picture of a little girl happy about her new present for Christmas. Brother Bob says to all my friends everywhere remember as you look at the happy little girl with her Christmas present, whenever we all open our bibles and see the Word of God, it is like opening a christmas present and is always new. Things in the world get old and boring, but the Word of God never gets boring and is always new like a christmas present. We could read a bible verse a million times and that bible verse will always be new and make us happy like opening a brand new christmas present.
Saint reading this anywhere, you will never get bored reading the bible for John 21:25 says And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen. The peace of Jesus is infinite and the Word of God never gets boring for the Word lasts forever. Psalm 119:89 says For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Matthew 24:35 says Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Keep seeking Jesus and learning his Word for it is like seeking for treasure and you will constantly discover new revelations and insights, as you praise Jesus forevermore. Psalm 119:162 tells us I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil. Proverbs 2:2 says So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. Just picture how happy a person is when he discovers hidden treasure worth millions of dollars. Now as we all look at the Word of God, start rejoicing and leaping for joy like you discovered a hidden treasure worth millions of dollars.
One final thought Brother Bob sees as I look at the precious little girl happy at her new christmas present, is the fact that the christmas present is new and brings joy. Let me list for you all the new things we receive when Jesus comes into our lives. First, 2 Corinthians 5:7 says Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (defined as creation). old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new. When we come to Jesus we all receive a new song for Psalm 40:3 says And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God, many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Also, when we come to Jesus, we receive a new and living way for Hebrews 10:20 says By a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say His flesh.
Finally, when we come to Jesus, we receive a new name for Isaiah 62:2 says And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory, and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. Let me state this new name will be given to saints in a white stone that only that particular saint will know for Revelation 2:17 says He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
As always Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this bible study which I pray in Jesus name brings joy and peace to all my many friends in so many nations. Feel free to contact Brother Bob for prayer at my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up the Lord Jesus, have a blessed day in Jesus name.