As you look at the picture above showing the jewelry of the kingdom, Brother Bob starts today's bible study with a quote from a country preacher I listened to on the internet. Friends, when we get to the kingdom, we a'int gonna just wear jewelry; we're gonna live in jewelry. The above picture is accurate and when saints arrive at the kingdom, we will be surrounded by a jasper city of pure gold that is clear glass as we walk on a street of pure gold that is transparent glass. Also, pictured above there will be a rainbow of the precious gem stones of the colors of the rainbow around the city and throne of God. Soon we as believers in the Lord Jesus will be living in the jewelry of the precious gem stones that make up the foundations of the city of God, each gem stone representing a color of the rainbow.
Take time to meditate on Revelation 21:19 which proves that in the kingdom the saints will live in jewelry. Revelation 21:19 says And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper (orange), the second, sapphire (blue), the third a chalcedony (blue), the fourth, an emerald (green), the fifth, sardonyx (red), the sixth, sardius (red), the seventh, chrysolyte (yellow), the eighth, beryl (yellow and green), the ninth, a topaz (yellow), the tenth, a chrysoprasus (green), the eleventh, a jacinth (indigo), the twelvth, an amethyst (violet) (note the gemstones make up the seven colors of the rainbow). And the twelve gates were twelve pearls. (note gate means door and Jesus is the door and entrance to the kingdom, and as an oyster gets irritated by dirt to produce a pearl, Jesus suffered on the cross for our dirty sins and produced 12 beautiful pearls in the gates or doors of the kingdom). every several gate was of one pearl; and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
For Brother Bob's next blessed thought, you might ask how does the above picture about counting sheep relate to the bible and Jesus. Take time to rejoice on this quote given to Brother Bob from Jesus. Jesus never slumbers or sleeps because He is counting sheep and friend you are one of those sheep. Friend reading this anywhere, Jesus cares for you and constantly watches and protects you from all harm. Psalm 121 tells us I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth; He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber; Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Proverbs 6:22 speaks of wisdom who is Jesus according to 1 Corinthians 1:30 and says When thou goest, it (Jesus) shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it (Jesus) shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it (Jesus) shall talk with thee. An ancient puritan writer requoted Proverbs 6:22 and said Jesus guides us, guards us, and is our companion in the sweet solitudes.
Next, Brother Bob wants to share an incredible revelation given to Brother Bob by Jesus this week. Jesus showed me yet another scripture that proves that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one and that Jesus is God. The scripture is 2 Corinthians 13:14 that says The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion (defined as fellowship) of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen. Notice in this scripture that the word and links Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Ghost as one. The Holy Ghost is Jesus now comforting us on earth not seen like the wind because Jesus currently is preparing a mansion for you friend in the kingdom. Friend, remember when you read the Word, when you see the word Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost realize that you are reading about Jesus who is one with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus showed Brother Bob that the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost are one and when you get one of them, you get them all. Some people wrongfully preach that the Holy Ghost is received after salvation. This is not scriptural because according to the Word of God, when a person gets saved, at the moment of salvation, that person also receives the Holy Ghost. Titus 3:5 tells us Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. This scripture says when a person gets saved at the moment of salvation they receive and are renewed by the Holy Ghost. Romans 8:9 also proves that the Holy Spirit is received at salvation and says But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. This scripture is literally saying no Spirit, no salvation.
I got so happy the other day when I found the above anointed picture of five sparrows. The picture reminded Brother Bob of Luke 12:6 that says Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered; Fear not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. If Jesus protects the five precious little sparrows pictured above, Jesus will protect you friend reading this in any nation. Right now friend say 2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Be encouraged friend reading this, Jesus cares for you and knows the number of hairs on your head and your thoughts afar off. Another scripture that proves that Jesus cares for his believers is Psalm 139:1 that says O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. I pray in Jesus name that whatever my friends everywhere speak about Jesus in their prayer closets will be proclaimed upon the housetops to the nations. Take time to meditate on an anointed scripture at Luke 12:3 that says Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
I also pray in Jesus name that like the apostles Peter and John, people will take notice of our lives that we have been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 tells us Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorent men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Today, Brother Bob received a compliment from a friend who said he saw Jesus in Brother Bob's life. All I can say is let us all say 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Friend, I pray that we can encourage all people around us to talk constantly about the goodness of Jesus. The bible says Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Psalm 107:1 says O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy. I remember when a person said to Brother Bob, Brother Bob you talk too much about Jesus. If this ever happens to you, remember this response. Respond and say Correction, I need to talk more about Jesus and thanks for the compliment as you leap and shout for joy.
Look at what Deuteronomy 11:18 says will happen if you constantly talk about Jesus to kids when you sit down, walk, lie down, and rise up. The blessed scripture says Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them, when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way; when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Look at the blessed result of constantly talking about Jesus at Deuteronomy 11:21 that says That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. Deuteronomy 11:24 goes on to say every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours; from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
For my final thought today rejoice and be happy that Jesus has forgiven our sins. The bible tells us to rejoice that Jesus forgets all our past sins before we were saved and Matthew 9:2 says And, behold, they brought to Him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed; and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee. Take time to meditate on this quote given to Brother Bob from Jesus that says Jesus turned His back on my sins but Jesus did not turn His back on me. Finally, rejoice how the prophet Ezekial addressed this issue and said at Ezekial 33:16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him; he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live. To sum it up because of Jesus we shall be righteous with Jesus' righteousness and live. 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.
Friends as always Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this bible study today. 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. Thanks for all your prayers and until we meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.