Monday, May 27, 2013
Win The Lost At Any Cost
For today's bible study we see a painting of Abraham's servant who received a cup of cold water from Rebekah (defined as an ensnarer) as Rebekah was rewarded for her kind act of blessing the poor servant with a cup of water with the honor of becoming the wife of Isaac. Matthew 10:42 tells us 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 (note the reward is Jesus for Jesus said at Revelation 22:12 And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.) You see Rebekah represents the saints and church for we like Rebekah are sinner ensnarers who are cleansed by the blood of Jesus and have the honour of being rewarded as the bride of Christ.
But, today saints the message I want you to see from Abraham's servant above is his determination and haste to bring a lost soul Rebekah to the blessedness of being with his master Abraham's son Isaac. We all should be like Abraham's servant and make haste to win lost souls to the Father's son Jesus.Take time to read how Abraham's servant let nothing hinder or delay his goal of bringing sinful Rebekah to his master's son Isaac.
Genesis 24:54 says And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night, and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master. And her brother and her mother said, Let the damsel abide with us a few days, at the least ten; after that she shall go. And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the Lord hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master. And they said , we will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. And they called Rebekah, and said unto her;Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go. Friend reading this anywhere, I pray in Jesus name, we all can be like Abraham's servant and make haste to win lost souls to Jesus, letting nothing hinder or delay our goal of reaching the lost at any cost to come and believe Jesus is Lord who died on the cross and rose again for them.
I pray in Jesus name the following scriptures will show my friends that when saints become saved, these saints will have a desire to win souls to Jesus and become fishers of men. Matthew 4:19 says And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Mark 16:15 also says And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned. Proverbs 11:30 tells us The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Friend reading this in any country let your heart's desire be like Paul's to win the lost to Christ. Paul stated at Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. Jude told us when we save a lost soul and bring them to Jesus we literally pull them out of hell fire. Jude 22 tells us And of some have compassion, making a difference. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Let us all experience the great joy that the apostle John had when he found little children saved and living for the Lord Jesus. 2 John 4 says I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth (note Jesus is truth for Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life), as we have received a commandment from the Father. To anyone reading this forevermore, Brother Bob's desire is to see you be saved by right now confessing Jesus as God and believing in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again. Brother Bob is looking forward soon to see in the kingdom and on this earth all the lost souls that his book for Jesus saved to receive joy forevermore. Only what we do for Jesus will last forevermore in this life and the eternal life soon to come.
OK, for my next picture we see John the Baptist preaching to a crowd with King Herod in the distance also coming to receive and be blessed by John the Baptist's preaching. Let me state that it is so important to win lost souls to Jesus because even when a person appears to receive true preaching, that person may still be lost, needing salvation. Do you realize that King Herod enjoyed hearing the preaching of John the Baptist and did many good things as a result of John's preaching. Mark 6:20 records For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. Unfortunately though, Herod married his brother Philip's wife Herodias who wanted John killed for speaking against their marriage. Even though Herod sat on the front row to regularly hear John the Baptist and did many good deeds, Herod was a hypocrite lacking true charity and Jesus because Herod had John killed to please Herodias' daughter after a dance.
What we see from the story above of Herod and John, is that for a person to prove that they are a sound convert to the Lord Jesus, they must have more to plead for themselves, than that they attend church regularly, always give tithes and offerings to the poor, and pray constantly. You see friend reading this anywhere, Jesus is what a person needs and good works without Jesus profit nothing. Saints do good works to let others see the Lord Jesus in their lives and win souls to Jesus. Take time to meditate on a powerful scripture at 1 Corinthians 13:3 that says And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (defined as love that is Jesus for Jesus is love stated a 1 John 4:10), it profiteth me nothing. Also, Luke 11:42 tells us But woe unto you Pharisees. for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. You see Jesus told us to tithe and bless the poor along with a display to others of Jesus or the love of God.
The prophet Isaiah also stated that God is looking for faith in Jesus and not just good works, sacrifices, and offerings. Isaiah 1:11 says To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord; I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. But, hallelujah, the Father was pleased with the blood of our Lord Jesus proven by Hebrews 10:8 that says Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law; Then said he Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. For the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Another person in the bible pictured above who appeared to fear God was Felix. Felix trembled, fearing God, when he heard Paul preach Jesus and wanted to schedule another meeting with Paul at a more convenient season to learn more about Jesus. Unfortunately, the convenient season of Paul's new meeting with Felix, where Jesus could be preached, did not occur. Acts 24:25 says And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time, when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. Felix was a deceiver who appeared to fear the Lord Jesus but did not truly fear the Lord Jesus and delayed knowing Jesus for a later convenient season.
You see even though Felix seemed to be saved by trembling, having the appearance of fearing God while saying he wanted to hear more preaching about Jesus from Paul, Felix was still lost and needed Jesus. Take time to meditate on the following two scriptures below that prove that Jesus alone and not just good works sanctify and save a person. John 17:19 says And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Hebrews 10:10 proves that only Jesus (not good works alone sanctifies us all) and says By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. But remember, with Jesus we automatically will do good works to let lost sinners know the goodness of the Lord Jesus in our lives. This is proven by Matthew 5:16 that says Let your light (Jesus) so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. You see friend reading this anywhere, the reason we do good works and bless the poor is so that lost sinners can glorify the Father in heaven and worship the Lord Jesus.
For the final picture today from Brother Bob above we see the good samaritan showing the love of Jesus by blessing a poor injured man. This story is recorded at Luke 10:33 and says But a certain Samaritan as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. The good samaritan is a perfect example of someone shining the light of Jesus by good works so others can glorify the Father in heaven.
To end up today's bible study, Brother Bob gives all my friends two incredible revelations that Jesus revealed to Brother Bob during his sleep the last two nights. These revelations were given to Brother Bob as questions and answers that Brother Bob joyfully shares with my friends in the many nations. My first question is Do you want your sins forgiven where you have great prosperity at all times? Brother Bob's answer is to be merciful to the poor and you will have your sins forgiven with great prosperity forevermore. This is proven by Daniel 4:27 that says Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of they tranquillity (defined as prosperity). You see Daniel stated that as we shew mercy and remember the poor, Jesus will bless us all with prosperity and forgive our sins.
The second question from Brother Bob is Do you want to always receive strength where you have no sign of aging and gray hair? Brother Bob's answer is to deny the world and you will have everlasting strength with no aging and gray hair. This was proven by the prophet Hosea who stated at Hosea 7:8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned. Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not; yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not. You see, Hosea stated that since Ephraim mixed himself among the world, Ephraim lost his strength, aged, and had gray hairs here and there upon him.
As always, Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this bible study today and 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.