Sunday, November 24, 2013

Parables, Parables, Parables


     For today's bible study, Brother Bob has many parables to share with my friends that I pray in Jesus name will draw us closer to Jesus. I've noticed that as we daily live for Jesus, we all become more and more like Jesus. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. Jesus spoke stories in parables, and as we all live daily with Jesus, we also will speak stories in parables to learn more about our Lord Jesus. Puzzles and riddles about the bible are blessed because they make you think about the word of God, and Psalm 1 says if we meditate on the Word of God day and night, whatsoever we do will prosper. Like Jesus, each parable Brother Bob shares today will be followed by an answer to bless all my friends everywhere with great peace.

     For our first parable today, Brother Bob shares the picture above of the three wise men bringing three gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrhh to the baby Lord Jesus. Matthew 2:11 says And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

     These three gifts were presented to our Lord Jesus recognizing His three titles as king, priest, and prophet. Jesus appeared on the earth as a prophet, appeared in heaven as a priest, and is coming back again to rule as a king. Jesus is a prophet, priest, and king. Jesus is a better king than David, a better priest than Aaron after the order of Melchisedec, and a better prophet than Moses.

     Gold represented the kingship of Jesus proclaiming that Jesus is king forevermore. Frankincense represented the priesthood of Jesus that is forever after the order of Melchisedec. Frankincense was the incense burned by priests at religious ceremonies. Finally, myrrh represented Jesus as a prophet, prophesying that Jesus was born to die on the cross. Myrrh is the oil that is used to anoint a dead body before burial. After Jesus died on the cross, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea used myrrh to prepare Jesus' body for burial.

     To close out our first parable today, Brother Bob gives you three scriptures that prove that our Lord Jesus was a prophet, priest, and king. Deuteronomy 18:15 proclaims Jesus as a prophet and says The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee of thy brethren, like unto me, unto Him ye shall hearken. Psalm 110:4 proclaims Jesus as a priest and says The Lord hath sworn and will not repent; Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek. Finally, Revelation 11:15 proclaims Jesus as a king and says And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever.

     For our second parable today as you look at the above picture of a wicked son getting saved for Jesus before his father dies, realize the importance of saving souls and going into all the world to win souls to Jesus. Proverbs 11:30 says The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Jesus said at Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel (the message of Jesus Christ as God crucified and raised from the dead) to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

     I pray in Jesus name the following blessed true story about the above picture blesses you all and share it everywhere to bless others. One time a man had seven sons. And on his death bed, he called each one by his bedside. He said to the first son, goodnight son, I'll see you in the morning. Then the next son came by the bedside and the father said again goodnight son, I'll see you in the morning. The father also gave these sons good advice.

     But his last son was a real rebel, a wild and crazy kid. And when this last son got by the bed of his father, his father took him by the hand and said bye son. And this last rebellious son began to cry and  said, papa, papa, you told everyone else, goodnight son, I'll see you in the morning; You told me goodbye, what's wrong papa. The father said, son, they're all saved, I'll see them in the morning, but you're not saved, I'll never see you again. So for you it's goodbye son. After hearing this, the rebellious son dropped on his knees and begged God to save him and Jesus gloriously saved that rebellious child. Then the last words out of the father's mouth before he died were goodnight son, I'll see you in the morning.

     For our third parable today, take a look at the picture above of 204 unopened letters and meditate on Exodus 20:12 that says Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Friends everywhere, if you have parents living, take time to regularly call them and tell them you love them. Currently, Brother Bob's parents don't believe in the Lord Jesus and have told Brother Bob to deny Jesus, which Brother Bob will never ever do.

     Ephesians 6:1 says children obey your parents in the Lord. Notice the bible says obey your parents in the Lord (in the Lord means if your parents tell you to deny Jesus and the word do not obey this). My mother forbid me to read the bible while in her house as a child, and Brother Bob disobeyed her wish and went immediately to Kmart to buy a paperback KJV bible and kept reading that bible daily. But, Brother Bob still respects his parents today and regularly calls them and tells them he loves them and prays regularly that they both will get saved and acknowledge Jesus as God.

     OK, as you look at the picture above of 204 unopened letters, take time to read this story about how a rebellious daughter treated her mother. If you are a child reading this story, I pray in Jesus name you can see how cruel it is for a child to disrespect his parents which God disapproves of.

     Here's the true story: A woman and her daughter got into an argument. The rebellious daughter said to her mother, I'm leaving home. The daughter left. Years passed. 204 weeks went by. Over 4 years. The mother wrote her daughter a letter every week for 204 weeks and never got an answer. One day a package came. It was from her daughter. The mother was so happy to get a package from her daughter. She rips it open and finds 204 unopened letters. The rebellious daughter wanted to show her mother how stubborn and independent she was, saying I don't need you mother, I don't need you father, I can make it on my own. Children everywhere reading this, I pray in Jesus name you can love and respect your parents, unlike this rebellious daughter, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

THE SIX QUESTIONS FROM PSALM 34
WHO WHAT WHOM WHEN HOW AND WHY

     For our fourth parable today let's look at the six questions from Psalm 34 that are who, what, whom, when, how, and why. As we read Psalm 34:1, it says (who), I (what), will bless (whom), the Lord (when) at all times, his praise shall continually (how), be in my mouth. Finally, (why) because we all love the Lord Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus that your praises are in our mouths because Psalm 40:3 says And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

     I claim friend reading this anywhere in Jesus name as you praise and bless Jesus as God, your enemies will flee from you. Proverbs 28:1 says The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion. According to this blessed promise, I ain't chasing the devil, but he runs away anyhow. Psalm 68:1 says Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let them also that hate Him flee before Him. Lord Jesus as we all praise you, send away our enemies fleeing. Get them out of our faces, get them off our backs. Hallelujah, if we can all just shout the victory, it doesn't matter where the enemy is at.


     OK, for my fifth parable today, Brother Bob gives you a true story about how a 70 year old women was saved from a burgler like the one pictured above who ran out of the window and failed to steal anything from her home. Feel free to share this blessed story everywhere to show people that there is safety and power in the name of Jesus. The true story was a little 70 year old woman was in her house one day when she heard a thief downstairs. The thief was putting all her personal items in bags. When the woman saw the thief, she hollered get out in the name of Jesus. The thief immediately left the bags and ran away out the window down the alley. Then two weeks later the woman heard a knock on the door, and it was the thief.

     The thief said after she said the name Jesus, he got saved and went to church. The thief told the lady if she did not say Jesus, he would have killed her. If that little 70 year old woman hollered help instead of Jesus, she would have died. Friend when most people are in trouble, they holler the wrong word help. Friends, learn a lesson from this story, and when trouble comes remember that instead of hollering what the world hollers (help), holler (Jesus) and be saved from all troubles and harm. Jesus said in Mark 16:17 In my name (Jesus) shall they cast out devils (and be saved from the devil who comes to kill, steal, and destroy). Friends, there is safety in the name of Jesus. Thank you Lord Jesus for safety in your name and Proverbs 18:10 that says The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 


     OK, for my sixth and seventh parables today, we see pictured above Adam and Eve leaving the garden of Eden and a box of morton salt. Let's start with the picture of Adam and Eve and ask a question that we hear a lot from people in this world when they say what would the world be like if Adam didn't sin? The answer is the same troubled world it has always been because you, I, and all of us, except Jesus, would've sinned. Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Adam could not save this world because only the Lord Jesus can cure this troubled world. This is proven by John 14:6 where Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life. 

     Now let's move on to the next picture of the box of morton salt and feel free to share this question with your friends. Ask them what woman in the bible is not named, died, was never buried, and her graveclothes can be found in any grocery store anywhere? If after you say this the person needs another hint tell them she's the only woman Jesus said to remember. The answer is Lot's wife. Jesus said remember Lot's wife and the graveclothes of Lot's wife (a pillar of salt) can be found in any grocery store anywhere. While I'm at it, here's some more biblical questions for all my friends. What was Boaz called before he got married. Answer: Ruthless. What was Isaiah's horse called. Answer: Isme because Isaiah said Whoa Isme. What is the meanest animal in the bible. Answer: The wicked flea.

     Alright, while I'm at it, I might as well share another story. A man had a horse that he taught to run when a person said hallelujah and to stop when a person said amen. This man let his friend ride his horse telling him he needs to say hallelujah and amen to get the horse to run and stop. The friend got on the horse and shouted hallelujah and as the horse was running toward a steep cliff, the friend forgot that he had to say amen to stop the horse and kept saying whoa, whoa, but right before the horse reached the cliff, the friend remembered to say amen, and the horse stopped right at the edge of the cliff. The friend was so happy that the horse stopped that he shouted hallelujah.

     OK, to end up this bible study of many parables, think about how most people say when I quit sinning, I'll get right with God. This is backwards. People should first get right with Jesus and then they will automatically quit sinning. A praying man will quit sinning, but a sinning man will quit praying.

      One final thought. Many people (Jehovah's false witnesses and muslims) say I'm not against God, even though I believe Jesus is just a great teacher and prophet and not God. Note: Show the love of Jesus to muslims and jehovah witnesses, but cry out against their false doctrines. Brother Bob proclaims to all nations that Jesus is much more than just a great teacher and prophet because Jesus is God. Jesus said at Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me. In other words if we are with Jesus believing Jesus is God, we are not against God who is Jesus. Just confess Jesus as God friend right now and believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and rose again, and then you can be saved and say I am not against God.

     I pray in Jesus name these many parables bless my many friends everywhere and lift up our Lord Jesus. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz8tlm@yahoo.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 Christ, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

   

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