For today's bible study, Brother Bob gives you all a picture above of a little girl feeding a baby lamb. I pray in Jesus name that all my friends everywhere will live holy lives for Jesus, which will cause them to feed the flock which is among them, bless the poor, and win souls. Jesus said at Matthew 4:19 Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Therefore, as we follow Jesus, Jesus will give us all the desire to bless the poor as we fish for men and win souls to Jesus. 1 Peter 5:2 says Feed the flock which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
Jesus showed Brother Bob that as we live holy lives for Jesus daily, we all should as a result have a desire to teach transgressors the ways of Jesus and convert sinners to the Lord Jesus. King David said that living holy will as a result cause us to teach sinners about Jesus and save lost souls. Take time to read Psalm 51:10-13 to learn how holiness in our lives will convert sinners and save souls. Right now take time to say and believe Psalm 51:10-13 that says Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Hallelujah, sinners will be saved as a result of saints living holy lives.
Friend did you realize that your holy life daily for Jesus is an open book for sinners to see Jesus and get saved. Friend reading this, sinners in the world are constantly watching us live holy for Jesus and I pray in Jesus name that we daily will be examples shining the light of Jesus to win lost souls. 2 Corinthians 3:2 tells us Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men. Colossians 4:5 says Walk in wisdom toward them that are without (defined as sinners that don't belong to the church), redeeming the time. 1 Thessalonians 4:12 says That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. King Solomon said if we walk in the footsteps of Jesus living holy lives, we will feed the kids (defined as sinners or female goats around us) beside the shepherds' tents. Song of Solomon 1:8 says If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Another benefit of living holy for Jesus can be seen in the picture above when all saints will be rewarded to soon stand forever in peace before the Father and Jesus with palms in our hands. Revelation 7:9 says After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. Revelation 22:14 proves that living holy will produce great peace allowing all saints to enter the kingdom as pictured above, and says Blessed are they that do His commandments; that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
You see friend reading this anywhere, to be able to see God and Jesus notice that there are two requirements: to live holy and to not be prejudice as you follow peace with all men. Hebrews 12:14 says Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Wow, some people can't see God because as they live holy, they are bigots. Remember, to be able to see God as you live holy, you must love all types of people everywhere with no prejudice or bigotry. The true holy spirit will draw all cultures of men and a true church will have all types of people (black, white, spanish, chinese, arab, and even polka dot). If a church's members are all black or all white or all spanish, the holy ghost probably is not in that church. Hallelujah, the holy ghost has blessed Brother Bob's book by allowing all types of peoples (Africans, Europeans, Brazilians, Mexicans, Koreans, Japanese, and Egyptians) to be friends to Brother Bob and regularly read Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Remember if Jesus is truly lifted up, Jesus will draw all men to Him.
Jesus and the word encourages us all to live holy lives and 1 Peter 1:15 says But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation. Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. Jesus wants to present the saints to his Father as holy and without blemish and this can be seen at Ephesians 5:27 that says That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Friend reading this learn to be humble and holy because Jesus will dwell in the Holy place with humble saints. This is proven by the prophet Isaiah at Isaiah 57:15 that 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.
Take time to meditate on the following scriptures that prove that as we live holy lives great peace and blessings result. Proverbs 10:29 says The way of the Lord is strength to the upright, but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. Psalm 50:23 says Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me; and to him that ordereth his conversaton aright will I shew the salvation of God. James 1:21 says Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity(defined as the abundance of sin in our prior sinful lives before any christian knew Jesus) of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
In 1645, Oliver Heywood wrote that we should all be like Job and realize that if we come near to the seat of Jesus by living holy, Jesus will not plead against us but Jesus will put strength into us. This is proven by Job 23:3 that says Oh that I knew where I might find Him! that I might come even to His seat! Now look at Job 23:6 that says Will He plead against me with His great power? No; but He would put strength in me. Jesus told us to approach Him for rest and stated at Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
One great benefit of living holy is a clean conscience where guilt is removed by knowing that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin as we daily remember Jesus Christ crucified with our hearts. Living holy produces rejoicing and confidence where we can receive the blessings of our prayer requests. This is proven by the following bible scriptures. 2 Corinthians 1:12 says For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world and more abundantly to you-ward. 1 John 3:21 tells us Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. Psalm 119:165 says Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them.
To end up today's bible study, Brother Bob gives you all the above picture of a beautiful butterfly encouraging all my friends everywhere to become a new creature (defined as creation) and get saved by confessing Jesus as God and believe in their hearts that Jesus died for them and rose again. You see friend as you live holy for Jesus you will become a new man and creation, and your old sins will pass away and be forgotten forevermore. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Ephesians 4:22 tells us That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Even thousands of years ago, the prophet Jeremiah tried to encourage sinners to repent, live holy and get saved. The prophet Jeremiah stated at Jeremiah 4:14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? The apostles James and Paul also encouraged sinners to repent, live holy, and walk daily with the blessings of Jesus. James stated at James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Paul stated at 2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Also, 2 Corinthians 7:1 tells us Having therefore these promises dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
To end up today's bible study, take time to read 2 Peter 1:5 and decide today that faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity will occur daily in your life so you never fall. Just look daily to Jesus crucified with your hearts, and all these blessings listed above will fill your lives. Now take time to meditate on 2 Peter 1:5 that says And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue knowledge. And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But, he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore, the rather brethren give diligence to make your calling and election sure, for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Brother Bob has truly enjoyed writing this bible study today and I pray in Jesus name it brings peace and strength to my many friends in the many nations. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob at Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.