Friends everywhere, take a good look at the picture above and rejoice in our hope when Jesus Christ comes in the clouds and sends his angels to gather his elect from the four winds as all the believers in Jesus as God are caught up in the clouds to be with Jesus forevermore. Don't miss this open air campmeeting which is soon to occur and gives us hope to live on for Jesus. The hope mentioned above is seen at 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and says For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel (this is Michael stated at Jude 9), and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
This week the Holy Spirit gave Brother Bob an incredible revelation where the catching up mentioned at 1 Thessalonians 4:16 was mentioned in the old testament at Psalm 50:3-6. Remember as you daily read the Word of God that the Word is Jesus and we can see Jesus all throughout the bible. Rejoice and speak out loud Psalm 50:3 that says Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence; a fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth (This occurs when the Lord Jesus descends from heaven with a shout), that He may judge His people.
The next verse Psalm 50:5 is what Jesus speaks to his angels and reads Gather my saints together unto me, those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. You see Matthew 24:31 tells us when the trumpet is sounded as Jesus returns in the clouds, Jesus will send forth his angels to gather his elect and catch them up to be with Jesus forevermore in the clouds. Matthew 24:31 says And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Luke 13:29 confirms this and says And they shall come from the east, and from the west; and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. Remember friend reading this anywhere, be kind to all people (homeless people, janitors, and all poor people) because angels appear as people and strangers who could be your ticket out of here as they catch you up to be with Jesus in the clouds. Hebrews 13:2 says Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
OK, as you all look at the above picture, remember that one of the most blessed sounds any saint will ever hear will be the sound of the trump of God which will be our signal that Jesus has sent His angels to gather all his saints to be caught up to the clouds to be with the Lord Jesus forevermore. Psalm 50:6 spoke of this trumpet that will be declared in the heavens and says And the heavens shall declare his righteousness; for God is judge Himself. Selah.
No one knows the day or hour when Jesus will return except the Father as stated in Matthew 24:36 that says But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Brother Bob has just five words to say to all my friends in the many nations that regularly read Brother Bob's book for Jesus and they are Be Ready At All Times. Revelation 16:15 tells us Behold, I come as a thief, Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. When Jesus returns it will be so quick that the saints will be caught up to be with Jesus in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Corinthians 15:51 says Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Now remember that when we believe in Jesus there is hope of eternal life beyond the grave. Pictured above is the widow of Nain's son coming alive and speaking from a bier or funeral couch. Hallelujah, no one ever died in the presence of Jesus. Jesus put the undertakers out of business during his ministry and never preached a funeral sermon because everywhere Jesus walked He gave life to everyone. Think about these examples: Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus, Jairus' daughter was raised from the dead by Jesus, the two thieves by Jesus on the cross did not die until after Jesus gave up the ghost, Jesus healed Malchus' ear and did not let Peter kill Malchus, and even as a baby Jesus was life and Herod could not kill him at Egypt as Herod killed all the baby boys in Nazareth. Rejoice, for if you believe in Jesus as Lord and accept Jesus in your heart today, believing He died for you and rose again, you will be saved, living forever and never dying.
The story of the above picture can be found at Luke 7:12 and says Now when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And He came and touched the bier (defined as a funeral couch),; and they that bare him stood still, And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother.
We can be all be comforted by the hope that our loved ones who have died in Christ will live forevermore. Jesus tells us that when our loved ones die in Christ, they sleep and are not dead. The prophet Isaiah in the old testament also gave us comforting words stating that those who die in Christ will not only wake up and live forevermore, but the dead in Christ will sing in Zion with everlasting joy upon their heads. Rejoice as you say aloud Isaiah 26:19 that says Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust, for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Also rejoice and say aloud Isaiah 35:10 that 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; and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
This week Jesus revealed to Brother Bob after twenty years the meaning of Romans 8:18-23 which gives hope to all the children of God of deliverance from the bondage of this world to the glorious liberty the saints will receive in the kingdom during the manifestation of the Sons of God as all the creation groans for the soon return of Jesus. Rejoice as you read Romans 8:18 that says For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Since we have been speaking of the dead in Christ having the hope of eternal life beyond the grave, Brother Bob had to give you all the picture above of Jesus appearing as a gardener to Mary Magdeline at His grave, showing Mary that He was resurrected and lives forevermore. Be encouraged friend reading this anywhere and remember that your loved ones who have died in Christ will live forevermore, and you will see them again soon.
Look at all these bible verses that prove that our loved ones who have died in Christ will live forevermore. Psalm 16:9 says Therefore, my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth. My flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see courruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore. King David knew he would be satisfied when he woke up from sleeping, never dying as he said at Psalm 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness. Job said at Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. And finally, praise Jesus for the following bible verses that prove that saints who believe Jesus as God will never die and live forevermore. Luke 20:38 says For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living; for all live unto Him. And look at the words of Jesus at John 11:26 that says And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Brother Bob has truly enjoyed writing this bible study today and feel free to email Brother Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we all meet again soon, have a blessed day in Jesus name.