Sunday, April 28, 2013
Today's bible study was inspired by a book that Brother Bob has been listening to on audio called Beatitudes by Thomas Watson written around 1659 found at the website sermonaudio. Thomas Watson always reminded the saints that the true tithe and offering needs to be given to the poor. Brother Bob will prove this by many scriptures listed below. Saint reading this anywhere believe Jesus as God and the Word instead of man and give your tithes and offerings to the storehouse which is defined as poor people. The five little poor orphans in the picture above are reminding us all to not forget to do the pure religion listed at James 1:27 that says Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Every week the last thirty years, Brother Bob has made it a priority to visit widows and orphans, comforting them with the love of Jesus.
As I stated in earlier bible studies, storehouse is defined as giving to the poor from the definitions in hebrew and greek of storehouse and treasure listed at the blueletterbible concordance website. Look at Malachi 3:10 that says Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse (defined as treasury or treasure house in heaven), that there may be meat in my house (my friend Tiffany had Jesus show her that when we tithe and give to the poor, the poor get fed and have meat in their house), and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows (defined as floodgates) of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Now let's look at the bible verse Mark 10:21 and discover that the Lord Jesus stated that the tithe must be given to the poor when Jesus stated that to have treasure (defined as storehouse) in heaven we must give to the poor. Mark 10:21 says Then Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure (defined as storehouse) in heaven, and come, take up the cross, and follow me. Friend reading this in any nation, I encourage you to believe the words of the Lord Jesus instead of any earthly man and give all your tithes and offerings to poor people (the true storehouse in heaven) so the floodgates of heaven can pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough for you to receive. I quote again from Thomas Watson who said the poor man's hand is Christ's treasury and there is nothing lost that is put there.
From the beginning of time the tithe has always been given to the poor. In the days of Moses, at the end of every three years all the people would give their tithes to poor strangers, widows, and fatherless children so the poor people could eat and be satisfied. To prove that the bible says the tithe needs to be given to the poor read Deuteronomy 14:28 that says At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates. and the Levite, because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come and shall eat and be satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
You see during the days of Moses when saints harvested their land they left food or gleanings in the corners of their fields so the poor could be blessed with a tithe blessing of food. Boaz obeyed this law from Moses and blessed the poor, allowing poor Ruth to gather gleanings of food from the corners of his field. Take time to meditate on Leviticus 19:9 that proves we should always remember the poor and save blessings for the needy and says And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field (leaving a blessing for the poor), neither shalt thou gather the gleanings (defined as grain left behind by reapers to feed the poor) of thy harvest.
The bible says that Jews used to give two tithes. The first tithe was called a perpetual tithe to the Levite for their service of the tabernacle of the congregation. This is stated at Numbers 18:21 that says And behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance for their service which they serve even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. The second tithe was a tithe freewill offering to the poor for the stranger, fatherless, and the widow for celebration during a feast. Deuteronomy 16:10 tells us And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of God, according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee; And thou shall rejoice before the Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the Lord thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
For Brother Bob's next picture above we see the different blessings the rich and poor people gave to assist in the building of the tabernacle. Notice that the rich people gave jewels of gold, rings, bracelets, earrings, and fine linen but also notice that the poor people could only give goat's hair for the covering of the tabernacle. Brother Bob wants you to notice in the picture above that everyone rich and poor blessed the building of the tabernacle. Friend reading this in any nation, tell everyone to never say I'm too poor and do not have anything to give to relieve the sorrows of the poor. An ancient christian writer Origen wrote that when the tabernacle was built, people said I desire Lord to bring something to the building of thy temple if not gold to make the mercy seat, if not silk to make the curtains, and even if I'm poor just some cheap ordinary goats' hair for the tabernacle's covering that I might not be found in the number of those that brought nothing to thy temple. Like the rich and poor people pictured above blessing the tabernacle, Lord Jesus I pray anyone who reads this forevermore (rich or poor) will determine in their heart to daily give something even a little blessing to the poor as Jesus blesses their offerings.
Remember the Lord Jesus did not look at the smallness of the gift of two mites given by the poor widow, but at the largeness of her generous heart that remembered the poor with all the living that she had. Luke 21 says And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And He said, of a truth, I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God; but she of her penury (poverty) hath cast in all the living that she had. I encourage all my friends everywhere to remember a beatitude spoken by the Lord Jesus listed in the book of Acts that is sometimes overlooked. Jesus stated at Acts 20:35 It is more blessed to give than to receive (no matter if you are rich or poor).
Friend reading this anywhere, you might feel poor and that your little blessing like the goat's hair given above amounts to little. But in the eyes of Jesus whatever small blessing a poor person gives to bless the Lord is precious in the sight of Jesus. In the days of Moses, he that could not bring a lamb for an offering, if he brought two turtledoves or two young pigeons, it sufficed. Leviticus 5:7 tells us And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the Lord; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering. Thomas Watson had an answer to people who said But I do not have anything to bestow upon the necessity of others. Thomas Watson in 1659 said have you anything to bestow upon your own lusts, have you money to feed your pride, your epicurism or love of worldly pleasures and you can not find anything to relieve the poor people who belong to Jesus. Thomas Watson stated that you can still bless the poor without any money by sympathizing with the poor, praying for the poor, or speaking a word of comfort to them. The prophet Isaiah said at Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem. And if you can not afford to give a poor person gold, you can still speak a word in due season which may be as apples of gold in pictures of silver for Proverbs 25:11 says A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
The story about the picture above can be found at Exodus 35:21 that says And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord's offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. And they came, both men and women, as many as were willing hearted, and brought bracelets, and earrings, and rings, and tablets, all jewels of gold (for the mercy seat of the tabernacle); and every man that offered offered an offering of gold unto the Lord. And every man, with whom was found blue, and purple, and scarlet and fine linen (for the curtains of the tabernacle) and goats' hair and red skins of rams, and badgers' skins (given by the poor people for the covering of the tabernacle), brought them. Notice that everything given to build the tabernacle from expensive gold and silver from rich people to cheap ordinary goat's hair form poor people was precious in Jesus' sight.
You might say what is Brother Bob doing with a picture above of an ancient animal that used to live in India called a Griffin. Thomas Watson wrote about the Griffin that reminded him of professed christians who were so stingy and never blessed any poor people, yet proclaimed that they still loved the Lord Jesus. Thomas Watson wrote that in India there existed a fabulous animal that guarded the gold of India called a Griffin, having four feet and wings, looking like an eagle. One did not know whether to classify this creature among the beasts or the fowl. So may I say of penurious poor stingy votaries (defined as outwardly religious monks or nuns) that have the wings of a professed saint by which they seem to fly to heaven but also have the feet of a sinful beast walking on earth and even licking the dust. It's hard to classify this professed christian among the godly or the wicked.
Brother Bob says as a christian do not say I've given all my tithes to the church and will not bless the poor. Thomas Watson stated that one of the greatest reproaches to christianity is a devout miser. To the contary, as christians we should say Lord Jesus let me always be willing to give my tithe to the poor while I still bless the preachers of the church for the labourer is also worthy of his hire. My spritual daddy uncle Carl used to say Bobby be a possessor and not a professor living in Jesus' everlasting kingdom. Titus 1:16 explains these false religious people who won't lift a little finger to help the poor and says They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
I pray that all my friends reading this will take heed to and meditate on what Jesus will say to sinful men who are proud and forget the poor. After we all read these words from our Lord Jesus about the sinner's indictment for neglecting the poor, let us all determine to daily remember widows, orphans, and the poor everywhere, showing kindness and the love of Jesus to all those in need. Thomas Watson stated the sinner's indictment at Matthew 25:41 that says Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall He answer them saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.
Saints reading this, below are some more scriptures proving that the tithe must be given to the poor which will result in great blessings given to the saints from Jesus. Deuteronomy 15:7 says If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother. But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. Leviticus 25:35 says And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve (defined as strengthen) him; yea, though he be a stranger or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. James 2:15 says If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled, notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit?
Psalm 112:9 tells us how the blessed man should disperse (defined as scattering or bestowing largely to the poor) and says He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. Thomas Watson said to disperse and bless the poor with a large tithe offering is like water that overflows the banks; not a meager dispersing of a mere trifle. Thomas Watson also noted that the flowers are munificent (defined as very generous) and give large blessings of honey to the bees; yet the flowers are still blessed producing more fruit as they gloriously blossom. Truly we can see these flowers exhibit the promise of Luke 6:38 that says Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
You might say now what is Brother Bob doing with the pictures above of a loaf of brownberry bread and a bottle of ice mountain spring water. Brother Bob says that the bread and water pictured above remind him of the rich man named Dives in the latin bible and the beggar named Lazarus. Take time friends everywhere to meditate on this gem written by Thomas Watson in 1662 that says Because Dives (the name for the rich man in the latin bible who did not help Lazarus) denied Lazarus a crumb of bread, Dives was denied a drop of water in hell.
Wow, look at the penalty Dives suffered for forgetting poor Lazarus. On the earth, Lazarus asked Dives for just a crumb of bread and Dives was so cruel to the poor and denied Lazarus just a little crumb of bread. But, notice after both Dives and Lazarus died, in hell, Dives had to ask Lazarus for just a little drop of water to cool his tongue for Dives was tormented in hell fire's flames. In hell, Dives was denied a little drop of water because on earth he forgot poor Lazarus and denied Lazarus a small crumb of bread. James 2:13 tells us For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment(this means as in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus when Lazarus by the mercy of Jesus escaped the judgment of hell, Lazarus was seen rejoicing, glorying, exulting himself over, and boasting that the mercy of Jesus was superior to judgment of hell).
Take time to read the parable of the rich man and Lazarus from Luke 16:19 that says There was a certain rich man (Dives) which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores; And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs, came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carred by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died, and was buried. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. But, Abraham, said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivdst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
And finally to conclude this bible study, Brother Bob gives you even more scriptures proving that we should give our tithe and offerings to the poor and show mercy to poor people. In the days of Moses, people earned their livelihoods as millers that used nethers (defined as lower millstones to grind and make bread) and upper millstones to make bread that they sold to pay off their debts and meet their needs. Moses said to be merciful to these millers and that creditors should not take their nethers or upper millstones to pay off their pledges or debts. Moses said at Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the nether (a lower millstone for grinding) or the upper millstone to pledge (defined as taking property or goods to pay off a debt) for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
1 Timothy 6:17 says charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate. Titus 3:8 says This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works; These things are good and profitable unto men.
Romans 7:4 says Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him that is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. And finally, look at this anointed quote from Thomas Watson that says The golden oil of mercy must like Aaron's oil run down upon the poor which are the lower skirts of the garment. Thomas Watson was referring to Psalm 133 that says Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment (defined as olive oil) upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments; As the dew of Hermon (defined as sanctuary) and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion (defined as a sunny hill); for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
As always, Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this blessed bible study and I pray in Jesus name it gives all my friends everywhere peace, joy, and strength. Feel free to email 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 we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Friends today Brother Bob wants to encourage my friends everywhere to remember to bless Jesus by remembering to help poor needy widows and orphans. A saint received a great blessing when they blessed the precious little boy pictured above with a cup of cold water. Matthew 10:42 says And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. For anyone who reads this bible study forevermore, remember when you bless the poor, you bless Jesus and receive great rewards. Matthew 25:40 tells us And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Now, Brother Bob wants all my friends everywhere to take time to look up the true definition of storehouse to understand the true meaning of where to give your tithes and offerings for Jesus to obtain a blessing where the windows or floodgates of heaven will be opened and pour you out a blessing where there shall not be room enough to receive it. The two bible scriptures to compare to understand the meaning of giving tithes and offerings to the storehouse are Malachi 3:10 and Mark 10:21. Take time to go to the website blueletterbible and look at the definition of the word storehouse in Malachi 3:10 and then look at the definition of the word treasure in Mark 10:21 and you will learn that Jesus said in Mark 10:21 that when we give to the poor we give to the storehouse in heaven for storehouse is defined as the treasure house in heaven. Therefore, Brother Bob says to all my friends bless poor widows, orphans, and little children everywhere and give the true tithe and offering for Jesus as you all receive great blessings forevermore. James 1:27 tells us Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
I encourage all my friends everywhere to take time to read a wonderful christian book by Thomas Watson from the 1600's titled Beatitudes and learn much about blessing the poor and being rewarded. Thomas Watson said for a wedge of gold that you have parted with to bless the poor, ye shall have a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. For a cup of cold water that you give to a little orphan child, you shall have rivers of pleasure which run at God's right hand forevermore. 2 Corinthians 4:17 says For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. (Note exceeding and eternal weight of glory is defined as a vast and transcendant blessedness beyond understanding).
Now take time to look at the above picture of a blessed woman noted in the book of Acts named Tabitha or Dorcas who was blessed to be raised from the dead by Peter because she daily gave alms to the needy, did good works, and blessed the poor with coats and garments. To Brother Bob, Dorcas is a very blessed woman and one day in heaven, I hope to have the privilege of meeting Dorcas who is eternally remembered and honoured for blessing the poor. Proverbs 19:17 says He that hath pity (note this says pity not paying the poor so take time to just listen to the poor and be blessed) upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he hath given will He pay him again (note you will be paid for just considering and pitying the poor).
The story about how Dorcas blessed many poor people with coats and garments and as a result was rewarded with life is at Acts 9:36 and says Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas; this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died. Whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber, and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them. But, Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body, said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Friends everywhere, I encourage you to be like Dorcas and remember the poor and be rewarded with peace, blessings, and everlasting life. Jesus remembers all our kind deeds to the poor and rewards our charitable kindness to the needy. Hebrews 6:10 says For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. Lord Jesus in Jesus name, I claim for all my friends everywhere who read this bible study as they bless the poor to receive the blessings listed in Psalm 41:1 for just considering the poor. Psalm 41:1 says Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble; the Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing (defined as Jesus will strengthen anyone who is discouraged), thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness (defined as you will not be in any sick bed and rise up and live when you remember and bless the poor).
Take time to meditate on this wonderful quote from Thomas Watson from the 1600's about the blessing of placing money in a poor person's hand. Thomas Watson said the poor man's hand is Christ's treasury and there's nothing lost that is put there. Take time to read the promise of Proverbs 11:24 that says there is that scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that witholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty; the liberal soul shall be made fat and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. Also, rejoice in the promise of Luke 6:38 that says Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
OK, for my next picture above we see another blessed man who daily blessed the poor named Cornelius who because of his kindness to the poor was rewarded and visited by an angel who promised Cornelius the blessing of the Holy Ghost that Cornelius as a gentile received from Peter shortly thereafter. The story about the above picture of Cornelius and the angel is at Acts 10:3 and says He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.Like Cornelius friend anywhere reading this, your kind alms and deeds to the poor are memorials to God that are rewarded and remembered by Jesus forevermore.
The prophet Isaiah told us all that the true fast was to bless and assist the poor daily. Take time to read the blessings that the prophet Isaiah told us we all would receive if we daily blessed the poor and did a true fast for Jesus. Isaiah 58:6 says Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free; and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him? and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward (note rereward is defined as the blessing of being gathered together to be with Jesus as God in the kingdom forevermore).
Take time to read these other blessed scriptures that show us that as we bless the poor we will be remembered forever and never moved as our children also receive a blessing. Psalm 37:25 says I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread; He is ever merciful and lendeth, and his seed is blessed (hallelujah our seed or children receive a blessing as we remember and assist the poor). Psalm 112:5 tells us A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with discretion; Surely, he shall not be moved for ever, the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance (hallelujah Jesus notes all our kind deeds to the poor and remembers them forevermore with rewards). Let's all follow the directions of King Solomon and do Ecclesiastes 11 that says Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight, for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
For my final picture and thought for today, Brother Bob gives you all a precious smiling boy experiencing sweet pleasant sleep from Jesus. Jesus revealed to Brother Bob this week what it means when the bible says our sleep shall be sweet as Jesus keeps us all as we sleep. For all my friends everywhere that regularly read Brother Bob's book for Jesus, I claim in Jesus name from this day on forevermore that their sleep be sweet, pleasing, and pleasant as Jesus and the angels keep, guard, protect, and watch over them all as they sleep each day.
Take time to meditate on and claim the true hebrew meanings of Proverbs 3:24 and Proverbs 6:22 that talk about pleasant sleep as Jesus protects us all during sleep. Brother Bob the other week received the promises of pleasant sleep with Jesus, and every day now my sleep is peaceful with dreams daily about Jesus and the bible. Proverbs 3:24 says When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet (defined as our sleep with Jesus will be pleasant and pleasing). Note Proverbs 6:22 is talking about wisdom that is Jesus for Jesus is wisdom listed at 1 Corinthians 1:30. Proverbs 6:22 says When thou goest, it (Jesus) shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it (Jesus) shall keep thee (defined as when you sleep Jesus will with His angels all around our beds guard, protect and watch over you), and when thou awakest, it (Jesus) shall talk with thee.
As always, Brother Bob enjoys writing these bible studies to my many friends in the many nations. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we meet again soon to lift up the name of our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Today, Brother Bob is going to share with all my friends everywhere several incredible revelations that the Lord Jesus revealed personally to Brother Bob this week. You might say what is Brother Bob up to today with pictures above of a fir tree and a myrtle tree. Did you know that the prophet Isaiah spoke about the fir tree and the myrtle tree at Isaiah 55:13 that reads Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree, and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. To understand Isaiah 55:13 one must look at the hebrew definitions of the words fir, myrtle, and brier. I encourage all my friends everywhere to regularly use the website blueletterbible (a concordance online of the Word of God) and as you look up words in the bible for searches check the Strongs box above each search to see numbers by each word of the bible. Just left click each number and you will see the hebrew and greek definitions for every word of the bible to reveal the mysteries of the Word of God.
OK, after Brother Bob studied the hebrew definitions for Isaiah 55:13 , let's look at the hebrew meaning of this anointed bible verse. In hebrew, Isaiah 55:13 says Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree(defined as a noble tall cypress tree that has stateliness and is noted for fruit bearing), and instead of the brier (defined as doubtful) shall come up the myrtle tree(defined as springing forth and growing rapidly or life), and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Now look at the fir tree above and praise Jesus that with Jesus in our lives we will bear fruit and obtain stately nobility as kings and priests like a fir tree and thorns will disappear forever. Jesus said at John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit for without me ye can do nothing. Revelation 1:5 says And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Next look at the myrtle tree above and praise Jesus that with Jesus in our lives we will receive life where rivers of living water will flow and spring forth from us like a myrtle tree where doubtful briers will disappear forever. 1 John 5:11 tells us And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. John 7:37 says In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Next, as you look at the two pictures above, note that when Jesus came into the world there was great peace and when Jesus left out of the world, Jesus left us all with a great legacy of peace. To sum it all up, Jesus is all about peace; past, present, and forevermore. To prove that Jesus is peace, look at the first picture directly above showing that when Jesus came into the world and was seen by the country shepherds there was a great peace. Luke 2:8 records this great event and says And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Now look at the second picture and thank Jesus for leaving us all a legacy of peace after He left this world as you read the words of Jesus at John 14:27 that says Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. King David reaffirmed that Jesus is all about peace and stated at Psalm 76:2 In Salem (defined as peace) also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion (defined as a sunny place). Lord Jesus, in Jesus name, grant to all my friends in the many nations that read these bible studies constant peace that passeth all understanding promised from Philippians 4:7 that says And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Everyone everywhere right now praise Jesus for saying at John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Next, as you all look at the picture of 1 Peter 1:16, remember to be with Jesus we all must daily deny our flesh, living constant sanctified holy lives. Hebrews 12:14 tells us Follow peace with all men, and holiness, wthout which no man shall see the Lord. Be encouraged friend and know that as you daily believe in Jesus as Lord and believe in your hearts that Jesus died for you and rose again, the blood of Jesus will cleanse you from all sin and make you holy and acceptable to God. Remember it is God's will for us all to live sanctified holy lives as stated by 1 Thessalonians 4:3 that says For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. And remember the blessing that King David stated you will receive for living a holy life for Jesus at Psalm 73:1 that says Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
Note that to receive assistance daily to live holy lives for Jesus, daily look at and meditate on the word of God. Take time to study the following three scriptures that prove that the Word of God will create total purity in our lives that is pleasing to God. John 15:3 says Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you. Psalm 119:140 says Thy word is very pure; therefore thy servant loveth it. John 17:17 says Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth.
Job stated two questions below about who can make us clean from our sin. Brother Bob tells all my friends everywhere that the answer to Job's two questions is that only the Lord Jesus can make us clean from our sins. Job stated the questions at Job 14:4 that says Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. and at Job 15:14 that says What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? The answer to these two questions will occur in Jesus name for all my friends in the many nations as they recite Psalm 51:10 now and say Create in me a clean heart (O God) (Lord Jesus), 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.
You see we all must allow Jesus to transform our lives into holy vessels acceptable unto God because heaven is a place that is totally pure, undefiled, where the spirits of just men are made perfect. The purity of heaven is proven by the following scriptures showing us all the importance of allowing the Lord Jesus daily to sanctify us all. 1 Peter 1:3 says Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. Revelation 21:27 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. 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. To the general assembly (defined as a public festal assembly of 10000x10000 and thousands and thousands of angels joyfully rejoicing and forevermore praising the Lord Jesus) and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.
For Brother Bob's final incredible revelation that he received from Jesus this week, take a look at the picture above of a man using a hyssop plant dipped in the blood of the lamb Jesus to purge and cleanse his house of sin so that death and plagues must pass over and not harm his house. Now all my friends in the many nations, as you look at the above picture of the hyssop plant dipped in the blood of our precious Lamb Jesus, recite and say Psalm 51:7 that says Purge (cleanse) me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. The Lord Jesus revealed to Brother Bob this week that hyssop purges or cleanses us because the blood of Jesus on the hyssop plant cleanses us from all sin. 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.
The story about the man above using hyssop to place the blood of the lamb Jesus on his door is recorded at Exodus 12:21 and says Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel (defined as the upper part of a doorway) and the two side posts (note this will make a cross of blood for the blood of the lamb will drop down from the upper lintel and cross the two side posts) with the blood that is in the bason, and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
As always, Brother Bob lives to write this book for Jesus and note all the glorious revelations from Jesus shown to Brother Bob. Feel free to email 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 we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Friends for today's bible study Brother Bob gives you all another special message proving that we are all sinners needing the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ to save and deliver us all from our sins. In the picture above Peter is telling Jesus he does not need to be washed from his sins and allow Jesus to wash his feet. Take time to meditate on the response of Jesus to Peter at John 13:8 that says Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Friend reading this in any nation, remember if you do not allow Jesus to wash you you will have no part with Jesus. Right now repent of your sins and be saved by confessing Jesus as Lord as you believe in your hearts that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again.
Brother Bob like the prophet Isaiah states to all the nations Isaiah 58:1 and says Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Friends, it's important to realize that we all need Jesus daily and must know that we are lost helpless sheep and sinners having no direction without Jesus. Jesus said at John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without me ye can do nothing. I pray in Jesus name all my friends everywhere can say Lord Jesus wash me constantly for I admit that I am a sinner that daily needs to be washed by you. After you daily do this, thank and praise Jesus for dying for you on the cross and giving you life and peace daily.
Take time to meditate on all the following scriptures that prove that we are sinners that must be washed daily by Jesus. Job stated at Job 9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean (defined as cleanness of hands); yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me. King David stated at Psalm 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. Every one of them is gone back; they are altogether become filthy, there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Romans 3:23 tells us For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Proverbs 30:12 says There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes; and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
The prophets also testified that we are sinners that must be washed daily by Jesus. The prophet Isaiah stated at Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head, there is no soundness in it. He also stated at Isaiah 64:6 But, we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind, have taken us away. The prophet Jeremiah also stated at Jeremiah 2:22 For though thou wash thee with nitre (defined as soap), and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God. He also stated at Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil. I pray in Jesus name friend as you read these scriptures that you realize that we are all sinners that daily need Jesus to live and survive in this world. Hallelujah, God has provided an answer to deliver us from sin in one word Jesus.
For Brother Bob's next picture above, Brother Bob wants to share with my friends everywhere a tremendous revelation from Jesus at Psalm 119:176. Right now friend reading this anywhere, look up to heaven and say the words of Psalm 119:176 to the Lord Jesus. Say I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. I pray in Jesus name anyone reading this forevermore can say along with King David Lord Jesus seek me; I'm a lost sinner that has gone astray. And the good news for all my friends everywhere is that when you say this Jesus will seek for you and save you like the picture above where Jesus sought and saved the lost sheep. Luke 19:10 says For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Take time to meditate on the following scriptures that prove that we are all lost sinful sheep gone astray needing Jesus to seek and save us all daily. Isaiah 53:6 says All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 1 Peter 2:25 says For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. Psalm 58:3 tells us The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. But friend after you read the above verses, rejoice as you read the words of Jesus at Luke 5:32 that says I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Brother Bob prays in Jesus name, that all my friends everywhere will do the promise of John 10:4 that says And when He putteth forth his own sheep, He goeth before them, and the sheep follow Him; for they know His voice.
OK, as we all look at Brother Bob's last picture for today's bible study, Brother Bob wants all my friends to meditate on Galatians 3:13 that says Christ hath redeemed (defined as Jesus setting us free from all curses stated in the word by paying the ransom price which was the blood of Jesus) us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Note in the scripture above law is defined as testament (referring to both the old and new testament curses under the letter) and therefore friend remember when you have Jesus in your life, you are set free from anyone that tries to use the bible (old and new testaments) to condemn someone.
You might say Brother Bob why then is the curse of the law placed in the bible. There is a reason for this stated at Galatians 3:24 that says Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. You see the letter made us realize that we were sinners needing faith in Jesus to set us free. After we come to Jesus by faith we can now rejoice that we are free and no longer under the schoolmaster law. We need to pray for sinners that reject Jesus for without Jesus, these sinners are under the curse of the law. This is why it is so important to be saved and confess Jesus as Lord today believing in your hearts that Jesus died for you and rose again, setting us free from the curse of the law. John 8:36 tells us If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Brother Bob wants to also proclaim to all nations that when you make Jesus Lord of your lives, you all will be free from all generational curses. Let's all take time to study about Jabez who was cursed by his mother when she named him sorrow. Remember even though Jabez's mother cursed her son Jabez and called him sorrow and sorry, Jesus still blessed Jabez and honoured and answered the prayer of Jabez. Remember friend reading this, if people of this world around you curse you for serving Jesus, like Jabez, Jesus will still bless you and grant your prayers. Take time to meditate on the prayer of Jabez at 1 Chronicles 4:9 that the Lord Jesus granted that says And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his mother called his name Jabez saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying Oh that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. Lord Jesus, Brother Bob prays in Jesus name all my friends everywhere that read this will rejoice that they are blessed with Jesus and free from any curse from their families or the world.
Brother Bob did a study also the other day of all the four listed prophetesses of the bible and that some of these prophetesses were named with bad names but Jesus still blessed these four prophetesses. The three prophetesses of the old testament were Miriam (defined as rebellion), Deborah (defined as bee), and Huldah (defined as weasel), and the one prophetess of the new testament was Anna (defined as grace). Also note that Ahab called Elijah a troubler of Israel but Jesus still blessed Elijah and allowed Elijah to get caught up alive to glory in the presence of Jesus on a chariot of fire.
Brother Bob enjoyed writing this bible study today and feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.com 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 our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.