For our teaching today we will look at several peaceful sayings that Jesus revealed to Brother Bob this week. For our first thought look at the picture above of the robin and sparrow talking to one another. Notice that birds do not worry and just enjoy the peace of life. I pray in Jesus name that all my friends that read this in so many places be like the birds and not worry and enjoy the peace of Jesus daily. I must rewrite the saying above that says said the robin to the sparrow: I would really like to know, Why these anxious human beings rush about and worry so? Said the sparrow to the robin: Friend, I think that it must be that they have no Heavenly Father, such as cares for you and me.
Friend like the birds, don't worry about your daily needs in this world. Matthew 10:29 says Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. You might say Brother Bob how do I stop worrying daily and receive peace. The answer is one word Jesus. When the troubles of this world seem to be too much around you friend, see Jesus crucified with your hearts and commit or give all your troubles to Jesus. I guarantee that you will receive peace from Jesus to overcome any problem facing you in this world as you tell the devil Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ and Revelation 12:11, the blood of Jesus has overcome you devil and given me victory over all my problems in this world. Remember, daily after you commit your problems to Jesus, say thank you Lord Jesus for dying for me on the cross and giving me peace.
Friends, remember these scriptures when it seems like the troubles of life overwhelm you. The bible says to walk like Jesus and follow the steps of Jesus to overcome any problem at 1 Peter 2:21 that says For even hereunto were ye called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps. Next, 1 Peter 2:23 gives us the way to walk like Jesus to overcome any problem and says Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously.
When Brother Bob was persecuted for his walk with Jesus and suffered and wanted in his flesh to curse, threaten, sue, and complain, I did like Jesus said and when I suffered, I did not threaten, complain, or curse anymore, but said Jesus I commit my problems to you to carry. Jesus took away all the hurt that I felt from the persecutions and restored joy, life, and peace to Brother Bob. To sum it up, we all need Jesus to live and not die because 1 John 5:12 says He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
The bible tells us to daily give by faith all our troubles to Jesus (not just one time) but daily because Jesus cares for us. 1 Peter 5:7 says Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. Philippians 4:6 also says Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (again Jesus tells us to give our problems by faith to Jesus) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
For our next thought, Brother Bob wants all my friends in the many nations to receive joy. To receive joy, let's look at each letter of the word joy. I pray in Jesus name for all my friends in the many nations, that daily in their lives, Jesus is first, others second, and yourself last. The bible states this at Matthew 22:37 and says Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Psalm 105:4 also says Seek the Lord, and His strength; Seek His face evermore.
This week Jesus revealed to Brother Bob that we all need to avoid idolatry and place the Lord Jesus first in every area of our lives. You might say Brother Bob I'm not worshipping any idols. OK take time to see how the bible defines idolatry as stubbornness, arroganace, and covetousness (defined as greed to constantly obtain more material possessions) which we all need to avoid by daily looking to the Lord Jesus and the Word of God.
Idolatry is defined by the following two bible scriptures: 1 Samuel 15:23 says For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Colossians 3:5 says Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. I pray in Jesus name we all get saved and flee from covetousness, stubbornness, and idolatry by confessing Jesus as Lord as we believe Jesus died for us on the cross and rose again. 1 John 5:21 says Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. 1 Corinthians 10:14 says Wherefore my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
For our next thought we look at a blessed quote from the great preacher of the 1800's DL Moody that says The bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the bible. This also reminds Brother Bob of another quote that says a praying man will stop sinning but a sinning man will stop praying. You might say Brother Bob how does the bible stop us from sinning. My answer is that the bible or Word is Jesus that has removed all our sins forevermore. 1 John 1:7 tells us that the blood of Jesus cleanseth us from all sin. The bible says Jesus has mercy for thousands at Exodus 34:6 that says And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and sin.
Friend reading this anywhere, if you feel guilty because of your past sinful life, come to Jesus now today and receive abundant mercy where your sins will be forgotten forevermore. Say Jesus I confess you as Lord and believe Jesus you died for me and rose again and get saved right now. Then you can rejoice as you say 1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy (notice Jesus' mercy to remove your guilt is abundant) hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Also, notice how Romans 8:1 says There is therefore now (this says right now where our past sins are forgotten forevermore) no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
WHEN WE'VE BEEN THERE 10000 YEARS
BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN
WE'VE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD'S PRAISE
THAN WHEN WE'VE FIRST BEGUN
For my next blessed thought, I give you a quote above from the blessed hymn amazing grace written in the 1700's by John Newton that says When we've been there 10000 years, bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing God's praise, than when we've first begun. The words of this blessed hymn prove that the joy we all receive in heaven will be everlasting.
According to the hymn amazing grace even after 10000 years, eternity prevails where saints keep singing God's praises to Jesus as the joy goes on and on forevermore. Brother Bob saw in a vision a saint in heaven saying I've been in heaven as long as I was on earth for 85 years. And the next moment, that same saint said Wow, I've been in heaven with joy as long as the earth was in existence for 5000 years. And this joy with Jesus in heaven that I'm experiencing will go on and on forevermore. Psalm 90:4 says For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past; and as a watch in the night.
For my next blessed thought, take time to meditate on the blessed words from a hymn written by Isaac Watts in the 1700's that says in heaven There is a land of pure delight, where saints immortal reign, infinite day excludes the night, and pleasures banish pain. Revelation 21:4 speaks of heaven and says And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Notice all bad memories of this world will be forgotten and passed away in heaven. This is proven by one of Brother Bob's favorite bible verses at Isaiah 65:17 that says For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Truly in heaven no night exists as infinite day excludes the night removing darkness forevermore. Revelation 22:5 says And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever. Isaiah 60:19 also tells us The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee; but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Finally, Zechariah 14:7 says But it shall be one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day nor night; but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
Heaven truly is a land of pure delight, and Jesus in the Word promises peace and rest in heaven for all saints that trust daily in the Lord Jesus. Psalm 37:37 says Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace. Psalm 16:11 says Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Friend reading this anywhere as you look at our Lord Jesus pictured above be comforted by the words of Jesus at Matthew 25:23 that says His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. According to these scriptures, saints who believe in the Lord Jesus will soon enter a heaven full of the joy and peace of Jesus forevermore.
For my last picture and thought today, let's look at the blessed words from the hymn swing low sweet chariot, as we see a chariot of fire driven by an angel carrying Elijah home to heaven. The blessed words of the hymn swing low sweet chariot say I looked over Jordan and what did I see, coming for to carry me home, A band of angels coming after me, coming for to carry me home. Like the beggar Lazarus and Elijah pictured above, when saints leave this earth, angels will carry them to peace forevermore in heaven with Jesus. This is proven by Luke 16:22 that says And it came to pass, that the beggar (Lazarus) died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom.
Be comforted friend reading this anywhere because Jesus has many chariots and angels ready to carry all saints that believe in the Lord Jesus soon to heaven where joy lasts forevermore. Psalm 68:17 says The chariots of God are 20000, even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. Just one final thought for today given to Brother Bob about the everlasting life that we all will soon see in heaven. There is so much abundant life in heaven where nothing ever decays or dies that the leaves of the trees will never fall off and the flowers will always be blossoming with a refreshing fragrance in heaven with Jesus.
As always, Brother Bob enjoys writing these blessed thoughts about Jesus each week. 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 the Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.