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.