Sunday, December 29, 2013

Incredible Revelations About The Bible


     For today's bible study Brother Bob will share with his friends many incredible revelations about the bible. If you are hungry for the Word of God to learn blessed mysteries, this bible study is for you. For our first revelation we see Ruth, a Moabitess pictured above with her mother in law Naomi, who was blessed as she represented the 11'th generation of Moabites. You might say what is so significant about Ruth being the 11'th generation of Moabites obtaining the blessing of being one of our Lord Jesus' grandmothers?

     The answer to this question can be found at a prophecy in God's Word that stated that it would take ten generations to clean up the Moabites and bless any Moabite. Take time to study Deuteronomy 23:3 that says An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever. Now friends remember that God's Word is true and Ruth proved that this prophecy was true because Ruth was part of the 11'th generation of Moabites and because God can not lie, Ruth was allowed to be blessed and enter into the congregation of the Lord Jesus for ever as she was delivered from the ten generations of Moabite curses.

     To prove that Ruth was the 11'th generation of the Moabites, take time to study Jesus' grandparents in His family tree at Matthew 1. Now as Brother Bob writes out Matthew 1 take time to count to eleven and you will find that Ruth truly was the blessed 11'th generation that escaped the ten cursed generations of Moabites. Matthew 1 says The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the son of Abraham (one). Abraham begat Isaac (two); and Isaac begat Jacob (three); and Jacob begat Judas (four) and his brethren; and Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; And Phares (five) begat Esrom (six); And Esrom begat Aram (seven); And Aram begat Aminadab (eight); And Aminadab begat Naasson (nine); And Naasson begat Salmon (ten) And Salmon begat Booz (eleven) of Rachab; And Booz begat Obed of Ruth (eleven) (wow Ruth a Moabite and her husband Boaz were listed as the 11'th blessed generation of Jesus' grandparents).

     Friend, remember that God's Word can not lie. The Word said that a Moabite would not be blessed until the 11'th generation and Ruth fulfilled this prophecy. Numbers 23:19 promises us God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent; hath He said, and shall He not do it, or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good? Romans 3:4 tells us Let God be true and every man a liar. Friends remember that the bible is true and every promise listed in the Word of God will happen. Stand on the blessed promises listed in God's Word and rejoice in all the blessed promises listed in the Word which are certain to occur.


     OK, for our second revelation, let's look at another blessed grandmother of Jesus named Tamar pictured above with Judah. As you look at the above family tree for Judah pictured above, take time to look at Genesis 38:2 that says And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her; And she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Er. And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan. And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah; and he was at Chezib, when she bare him. And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

     Notice the bible states that Judah initially had three boys from an unnamed daughter of Shuah the Canaanite named Er, Onan, and Shelah. Genesis 38 goes on to say that after Er married Tamar, Er died for being wicked. Then Judah told the second son Onan to marry Tamar and raise up seed for Er. Onan refused to do this and also was killed. Then Judah promised Tamar that when Shelah the third son was grown, he would be given to her as a husband. But Judah jilted or lied to Tamar and did not give Shelah to Tamar.

     As a result, Tamar tricked Judah pictured above, causing Judah to make Tamar pregnant and be the father of twins named Pharez and Zarah listed on Judah's family tree pictured above. It's interesting to note that Zarah's hand came out first as the twins were born, and the midwife (representing man's ways) chose Zarah as the firstborn by placing a scarlet thread on Zarah's hand. Genesis 38:28 says And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee; therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called Zarah.

     But, God chose the other child Pharez to be the firstborn whose children (not Zarah's children) were listed as Jesus' grandparents at Matthew 1:3 that says And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares (note not Zara) begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram. The midwife chose Zarah as the firstborn to be blessed, but God by grace blessed Pharez and his children with the firstborn blessing.

     As a side note, take time again to study Jesus' family tree of grandparents listed at Matthew 1 and you will find four crooked branches in Jesus' family tree. One, a jilted Jew named Tamar; two, a mistress Jew named Bathsheba; three, a widowed Moabite named Ruth; and four, a pagan harlot named Rahab. Also note that Rahab the prostitute and her husband Salmon were the parents of Boaz who married Ruth, a gentile from Moab.

     You might say Brother Bob why were Jesus' grandparents prostitutes like Rahab and Tamar, a gentile like Ruth, and an adulteress like Bathsheba. The answer can be found at Luke 5:32 where Jesus said I came not call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. As we all remember the family tree of Jesus listed at Matthew 1 and all the sinners Jesus had as grandparents, we can praise God for taking mud out of the hogpen and making a beautiful pure white snowflake. Friend reading this, if you have done terrible sins in your life, remember like Rahab, Tamar, and Bathsheba, you can be forgiven as the blood of Jesus cleanses away any past sins in your life. Right now confess Jesus as God and believe in your heart that Jesus died for you and rose again and be free of all your past sins as a blessed child of God.

     OK, for our third revelation today we see a man named Malchus whose ear was healed by Jesus after Peter attacked Malchus. Jesus did not allow Peter to harm Malchus because Jesus never allowed anyone to die in His presence. Even dead people that came across the path of Jesus like Lazarus and Jairus' daughter were raised from the dead. No one ever died when Jesus was present. Jesus did not allow Peter's sword to hit Malchus' head, as Peter's sword only grazed Malchus' ear which Jesus healed quickly. Wow, what a blessing to know that no one, not even Malchus, (Jesus' enemy), could die when Jesus was present.

     What a lot of people don't realize though is that Malchus was one of the witnesses that testified against Peter when Peter denied the Lord Jesus three times. John 18:26 says One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with Him? Peter then denied again; and immediately the cock crew. Wow, a preachin chicken met a chicken preacher. And how could Peter deny the witness of Malchus, the very man who he attacked in the garden of gesthemene. But, Peter's denial of Jesus had to occur because of Jesus' true prophecy that before the cock crow twice, Peter would deny Jesus thrice listed at Mark 14:30.

     OK, for our fourth revelation today we see pictured above a man named Ahithophel frowning before king Absalom as Hushai tells king Absalom to disregard Ahithophel's advice. Ahithophel wanted Absalom to fight against David and remove David as the king. You might say why was Ahithophel against David? What did David do to make Ahithophel angry?

     The answer to this question requires the holy spirit to reveal that Ahithophel was the grandfather of Bathsheba. Ahithophel was angry at David for getting his granddaughter Bathsheba pregnant and then killing Bathsheba's husband named Uriah the Hittite. The scriptures that prove that Ahithophel was Bathsheba's grandfather are listed at 2 Samuel 11:3 that says And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam (note Eliam was the father of Bathsheba), the wife of Uriah the Hittite. Now look at 2 Samuel 23:34 that says Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite. In the picture above, after Absalom chose Hushai's advice instead of Ahithophel's advice, Ahithophel hung himself and died, as David and his army were spared.

     OK, for our fifth revelation today we see pictured above a man named Pashur persecuting the prophet Jeremiah. The story about the above picture can be found at Jeremiah 20 and says Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief governor in the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah prophesied these things. Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the Lord. And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib.

     Jeremiah 20:4 goes on to say For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it. Notice that the name Pashur in hebrew is freedom and Magormissabib is defined as a terror on every side. Wow, because Pashur persecuted and harmed the prophet Jeremiah he lost his freedom and faced terror on every side. Friend reading this, learn a lesson from this story and do not mock prophets or the Lord Jesus. Heed the warning of 2 Chronicles 36:16 that says But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

     For our final revelation today we see pictured above a woman named Michal who despised her husband David for praising the Lord before the ark. The story about the above picture can be found at 2 Samuel 6:16 that says And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal, Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart. 2 Samuel 6:20 goes on to say Then David returned to bless his household; And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the King of Israel today, who uncovered himself today in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself.

     2 Samuel 6:21 goes on to say And David said unto Michal, It was before the Lord which chose me before thy father, and before all his house to appoint me ruler over the people of the Lord over Israel. Therefore will I play before the Lord. And I will yet be more vile than thus and will be base in mine own sight, and of the maidservants which thou hast spoken of, of them shall I be had in honour. Therefore, Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

     Woman and wives, learn a lesson from Michal pictured above who was punished and could not have children because she despised and was ashamed of her husband David's praise unto God. Women don't be ashamed when your husband is worshipping and praising Jesus. If your husband is praising God and jumping pews, edge him on; Join in if the spirit is in it. Don't act like a stiff laced, stone faced church where you can hear a pin drop at the loudest part of the sermon.

     Be like Brother Bob and when you see someone shouting praise for Jesus, tell them to shout louder. Remember, Jesus said at Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But, whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Also, 1 Thessalonians 5:19 says Quench not the Spirit.

     As christians we must forbid any time where we get so formal that we are ashamed to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Women reading this, learn not to be like Michal, who was a jealous, outspoken, and boisterous woman who tried to control her husband David. King Solomon described Michal at Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. Wow, even though a woman could be a perfect ten and beautiful on the outside, if she denies the Lord Jesus and hampers the praise of her husband, she is like a piece of jewelry on a pig's nose that has no beauty at all.

     Men reading this also learn a lesson from Michal and choose your wives carefully. It's better to have a wife that loves the Lord Jesus who has no shame in praising our Lord Jesus, than to have a wife who wants nothing to do with the Lord Jesus, even though she might be the most beautiful model on this earth. Proverbs 21:9 says It is better to dwell in the corner of a housetop (or live in the attic) than with a brawling woman in a wide house. Proverbs 6:26 also warns men that For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread; and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. Finally Proverbs 21:19 says It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

     Finally, note how David responded to Michal when she accused him of showing off to the maidservants as he praised the Lord. David said to Michal, woman I want to let you know that I was not showing off to the maidservants, I was showing off to the Lord Jesus, and the next time you see me praising the Lord Jesus, I'll get uglier and baser and not worry about what you or anyone says about my praise. Brother Bob has heard many people say as I leaped and shouted for Jesus, Brother Bob aren't you afraid of what people will say about you when you jump and run for Jesus. Be like Brother Bob and say they're gonna talk about me anyway no matter what I do, so give them something good to talk about and run, leap high, and shout for Jesus forevermore.

     Brother Bob has truly enjoyed writing this bible study and I pray in Jesus name my friends everywhere were blessed by today's revelations. 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, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jonah Was A Pouter And Not A Shouter



     Friends, for today's bible study we are going to learn that Jonah was a pouter and not a shouter. Jonah was not concerned about winning lost souls to the Lord Jesus in Nineveh and would do anything to not preach to or rejoice with his enemies in Nineveh. Jonah had to suffer and go through many troubles for refusing to tell the Ninevites about the Lord Jesus. I pray in Jesus name all my friends that read this everywhere can avoid the troubles of Jonah and rejoice to win souls to Jesus and bless the poor, even our enemies, with the good news that Jesus is God and died for them on the cross and rose again to give them victory over this troubled world.

     Friend reading this I encourage you to do something each day to tell people about the gospel and how Jesus died for lost sinners to deliver them from this troubled world. Jesus said at Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. I pray in Jesus name all my friends reading this can be blessed with compassion to reach the lost and save souls for Jesus everywhere. Jude said when we have compassion on lost souls, we pull them out of hell fire and save their lives forever. Friends, let's all do Jude 22 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.

     OK, now I will tell you why Jonah in the pictures above was thrown off a boat, swallowed by a great fish, and then found himself on a beach willing to preach to people he hated in Nineveh. God told Jonah to go preach to 120000 wicked people in Nineveh. God loved the people of Nineveh but Jonah did not like the people of Nineveh and wanted nothing to do with them. Jonah disobeyed God and went the opposite direction from Nineveh and paid a fare to board a boat to Joppa.

     Because Jonah disobeyed God and did not want to save lost souls, a storm arose while Jonah was on the boat and the shipmaster tried everything to stop the boat from sinking. When Jonah was sleeping on the boat, notice the words the shipmaster said to Jonah at Jonah 1:6 that says What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. This bible verse should speak to all of us and even Brother Bob where we should all arise from our sleep and tell the nations everywhere about Jesus as God and pray for the lost to obtain the peace of the Lord Jesus forevermore.

     Ephesians 5:14 says Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly (defined as diligently looking to Jesus and the Word daily), not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Romans 13:11 tells us all And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light (note this says armour of light and Jesus is the light so a quick way to put on the whole armour of God listed in Ephesians 6 is to put on Jesus by daily remembering with your heart Jesus Christ crucified.)

     OK, back to our story about Jonah. Jonah confessed to the shipmaster that the storm was his fault because he was running from God and not preaching to his enemies in Nineveh. Jonah said that he had to be thrown overboard for the storm to stop. After Jonah was thrown overboard, God prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. After three days, Jonah began to pray and the whale let loose of Jonah on dry land.

     After Jonah escaped from the whale, Jonah took off lickety split and went to Nineveh preaching on the way pulling the seaweed out of his hair. Pictured above, we see that when Jonah got to Nineveh, he started preaching as soon as he got to the gate. Jonah still did not like the people of Nineveh and only gave them an 8 word sermon at Jonah 3:4 that said Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. Only 8 words but Nineveh made a gospel out of those 8 words and all the 120000 Ninevites repented and stopped sinning.

     The king of Nineveh got off his throne, took his crown off, took his robe off, and got down in sackcloth and ashes, repenting and fasting, and seeking God. Even the little maid behind the mill in Nineveh got down in sackcloth and ashes and began to pray. As a result, Jonah 3:10 says And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had said that He would do unto them; and He did it not. But notice how Jonah reacted when God blessed Nineveh and did not harm anyone, as all the 120000 people stopped sinning. The bible said at Jonah 4:1 this caused Jonah to be displeased exceedingly and very angry.

     Pictured above we see that Jonah chose to be a pouter and not a shouter. Jonah left Nineveh and sat on a hillside waiting for God to destroy his enemy, the Ninevites. Jonah built himself a little one man booth and God prepared a gourd to cover the booth for shade. After Jonah was happy about the shade from the gourd, God prepared a worm that smote the gourd, causing it to wither. Finally, God prepared a vehement east wind, and when the sun began to beat upon the head of Jonah, Jonah fainted and wished in himself to die.

     Wow, God tried to prepare four things: a great fish, a gourd, a worm, and a vehement east wind to get old Jonah the backslider straightened out. But, after all this trouble, Jonah was only concerned about a trivial gourd and did not care about the lost souls of Nineveh who found the Lord Jesus. God rebuked Jonah and said at Jonah 4:9 Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? Jonah 4:10 goes on to say Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night; And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand, and also much cattle?

     Notice that Jonah was angry that God forgave and blessed his enemies in Nineveh. Because Jonah chose to be a pouter and not a shouter rejoicing in the revival at Nineveh, Jonah suffered and wanted to die. Today in many churches we see things have not changed and there are still two powder rooms, a powder room for the ladies to make their face look right and a pouter room for the crybabies. Jesus tells us to not be like Jonah and bless our enemies and rejoice when our enemies get saved and become children of God. Matthew 5:44 says Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. This would be like Israel praying for Iran to have a revival or a chicken praying for Colonel Sanders.

     Friend, one other note to learn as you see Jonah above pouting about a trivial gourd. Don't waste your time on trivial matters, when the whole world lives in darkness and people could go to hell. I heard a story about a family that drove hours to the Nashville, Tennessee McDonalds to get the last Ty baby to finish their set. Wow, what a waste of time on a trivial Ty baby like Jonah's trivial gourd with no concern for lost souls that need Jesus to avoid hell. We need to pray that the people of America will begin to be more concerned about lost souls instead of worthless trivial gadjets and useless material objects.

       I pray in Jesus name, unlike Jonah, anyone reading this will care for lost souls in all the nations and take time to share the love of Jesus with all people. This week, Brother Bob was able to share the goodness of Jesus from Ohio in the USA with a good friend named Ruth in Uganda. This made Brother Bob so happy that I stayed up until 2AM talking to Ruth about Jesus by email. Jesus brought together an orthodox jew and an african whose countries Israel and Uganda used to be enemies. But with Jesus, I am honored to say that Ruth is my sister and Ruth called Brother Bob her brother and hopefully one day soon I can personally meet Ruth from Uganda and Lake Victoria and rejoice with her about our Lord Jesus. Unlike Jonah, Brother Bob prays and rejoices that all the people of Uganda will get saved and confess Jesus as God and be my brothers and sisters.

     OK, let me ask all my friends a question? What was the last thing Jesus did on this earth before He died? The answer is pictured above where Jesus saved the dying thief beside Him on the cross. Jesus did this to show us all that it is very important to take time to win lost souls to Jesus. The dying thief said to Jesus at Luke 23:42 Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

     You see Jesus said at Matthew 9:13 For I cam not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. And note that Luke 15:7 says that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Luke 15:10 goes on to say Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Friend reading this, I pray in Jesus name we can all be more concerned about lost sinners needing Jesus than our own selfish needs. James 5:16 tells us pray one for another that ye may be healed. Notice this bible verse says pray for others and not for yourself to receive a healing. As we pray for others and want to see people of all nations be blessed to know Jesus, healing and peace will fill all our lives.

     For my final picture today, Brother Bob wants to rejoice about a great man in the bible named Philip. Philip was willing to leave a multitude of people in the city of Samaria and go preach to one black ethiopian eunuch in the middle of the Gaza desert. I pray in Jesus name, all my friends everywhere can be like Philip who was willing to preach to one lost soul and win that lost soul to Jesus.

     The story about the above picture is found at Acts 8:26 that says And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is the desert. And he arose and went; and behold a man of Ethiopia; an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

     In closing, let us all have a desire to share the Lord Jesus everywhere and see lives changed and blessed with the peace and goodness of our Lord Jesus. Remember Proverbs 11:30 says He that winneth souls is wise. One last story. I heard that in history a cowboy killed an Indian and later the Indian's mother got saved along with the cowboy and they both knew Jesus and became good friends and blessed each other every day on the earth. Hallelujah, Jesus can change the darkest situation into a peaceful bright blessing. Be blessed everyone.

     I truly enjoyed writing this bible study today and I pray in Jesus name it blesses all my friends in the many nations greatly. Do something today for Jesus. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime at rz8tlm@yahoo.com or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Until we meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Animals And Poems About The Bible And Jesus



     Friends, today's bible study is special and will speak about lions, bears, fish, birds, insects, rocks, and poems about the bible and Jesus. I encourage everyone to share this free blessed bible study everywhere, and I pray it blesses everyone greatly. For each animal, Brother Bob will show how the animals bless saints and harm disobedient sinners. Therefore, let's all live for the Lord Jesus daily and obey what the Word of God says so animals can bless our lives. For our first pictures above we look at lions and how they blessed Daniel, a godly man, but harmed a disobedient prophet listed in 1 Kings 13.

     In our first picture above we see King Darius asking Daniel if the Lord God was able to deliver him from the lions. Daniel responds and tells King Darius that God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths and that he was not harmed. Daniel 6:19 tells us Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel, and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually able to deliver thee from the lions. Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me; forasmuch as before Him innocency was found in me, because he believed in his God.

     Now for our second picture above we see a disobedient prophet who was slain by a lion because he refused to obey God's instructions. Friends reading this, remember if the Word of God says to not do something, obey the Word to avoid trouble and harm. Look at the instructions given to the disobedient prophet by God at 1 Kings 13:17 that says For it was said to me by the word of the Lord, thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.

     The disobedient prophet did not honor God's instructions and went back to follow a false prophet to eat bread and water at the false prophets house. Take time to read what happened to this disobedient prophet for refusing to follow God's word at 1 Kings 13:23 that says And it came to pass after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back. And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him, and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.


     OK, now let's move on to bears and look at the first picture of a cute baby polar bear who we all can hold and hug in the kingdom of God where all the animals will not hurt or destroy. Isaiah 11:7 says And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like an ox. Isaiah 11:9 goes on to say They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. The saints who obey Jesus will not be harmed by the bears in the kingdom.

     But, notice in the second picture that two she bears came out of the wood and tare forty two children. You might ask why in the world would two she bears come out of the wood and tare forty two children? This was because the forty two little children denied the catching up of Elijah and mocked the prophet Elisha saying Go up old baldy, Go up old baldy. In other words the little children said Elisha, we want to see you go up too like Elijah.

     You see the people that lived in the days of Elisha doubted and did not believe that Elijah went up to heaven in a chariot of fire. Many people searched for three days to see if they could find Elijah on a mountain after Elijah went up to heaven on a chariot of fire. Of course no one found Elijah and Elisha told the people that they were wasting their time looking for Elijah on a mountain because Elijah was in heaven.

     This story is recorded at 2 Kings 2:16 that says And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men, let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master, lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send. And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, and found him not. And when they came again to him, for he tarried at Jericho, he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?

     Today, as in the days of Elisha, people make fun of preachers that speak of the catching up of the saints and the soon return of Jesus. But, when the saints leave this world, these people will be sorry for mocking God's anointed. The bible says at Psalm 105:15 Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 2 Chronicles 36:16 says But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and musused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy.

     The forty two little children were injured by two she bears in the picture above because they mocked the prophet Elisha and 2 Kings 2:23 tells us And he went up from thence unto Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; Go up, thou bald head. And he (Elisha) turned back and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.


     OK, for our next animal we will see how fish are mentioned in the bible. For our first picture we see how Jesus blessed Peter for living holy and caused a piece of money to come out of the fishes mouth to pay taxes for both Jesus and Peter. This is recorded at Matthew 17:24 that says And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? Jesus responded at Matthew 17:27 saying Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money; that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

     Brother Bob once knew a man that owed money for bills and Jesus told the man to walk into an empty field to be blessed. As the man got to the middle of the field, a bird came out of nowhere and dropped a $50 bill in front of the man and the man paid his bills. I also knew another women that needed money to pay bills and as we were walking, $40 appeared on the floor out of nowhere and the woman paid her bills. Friends reading this, remember that God's word is true and if we all put Jesus first in our lives and bless the poor, telling others to make Jesus Lord of their lives, believing Jesus died on the cross and rose again, all our needs will be taken care of. Jesus will make everything work for our good, fix all our problems, and supply all our needs as we place Jesus first in all our lives. Matthew 6:33 promises But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

     OK, for our next picture we see how Jonah disobeyed God and was harmed by a great fish or whale who let loose of Jonah after Jonah repented and agreed to preach to the people of Nineveh. Alright, it's poetry time and a milestone for Brother Bob. Jesus has anointed Brother Bob to share poetry and bless his friends. Brother Bob will now place his first poem on his book for Jesus about the life of Jonah. Take time to read this blessed poem and share this with your friends as a blessing.

     The poem about Jonah is as follows: Listen my children and I'll tell you a tale; how Jonah the prophet got caught by a whale. The whale not only caught him but done what he was told; The whale not only caught him but swallowed him whole. Now part of this story is very sad; how a great big city was going to the bad. God looked on Nineveh and saw her wicked ways; and said I can't stand these people but forty more days. Jonah heard the Lord speaking and he said No; That's against my religion, I ain't a gonna go. Them Nineveh people ain't nothing to me; and I'm against foreign missions anyhow don't you see.

     And Jonah boarded the ship to get away from there; Jonah sailed the wrong way but paid a great fare. Then God looked down in a moment and said He; that Jonah the prophet is trying to slip away from me. God put the sea a roaring into squeeks and squeels; The sea got rowdy and kicked up her heels. Then Jonah confessed it's all because of my sin; They threw him overboard and the whale took him in. The whale said old fella you'll never forget; I stood right here to take you in out of the wet. You'll be punished alright for all your sin; He opened his mouth and Jonah went in.

     The whale set his eyes and wiggled his tail; he made for the shore to deliver his male. Jonah stared the whale in the face as he turned around; and said old fella I guess you found it's pretty hard to keep a baptist preacher down. Jonah thought how much easier my preaching is gonna be; from a whale university I got a degree. When he got to Nineveh he was three days late; he commenced to preaching as he went through the gate. The people repented and all of them prayed; the merciful God his vengeance was stayed. Now when you're running from the Lord, you remember this tale; how Jonah the prophet got swallowed by a whale.


     OK, for our next animal we will see how birds are mentioned in the bible. For our first picture we see that as the prophet Elijah obeyed the Lord and went to the brook Cherith to drink water, the Lord Jesus commanded the ravens to daily bless and feed him with bread and flesh. 1 Kings 17:2 says And the word of the Lord came unto him saying, Get thee hence and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. 1 Kings 17:6 goes on to say And the ravens brought him (Elijah) bread and flesh in the morning; and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

     It's also interesting to note that God told Elijah to go to Cherith defined as separated from the world to be blessed and live as ravens fed him bread and flesh. 2 Corinthians 6:17 says Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate; saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. To Brother Bob this means stay away from homes of sinners that openly sin with drugs and fornication, but still show the love of Jesus to sinners and meet these people in public places to minister Jesus as God to them. Philippians 2:14 says Do all things without murmurings and disputings; That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

     But, notice the second picture of the fowls of heaven that gather together unto the supper of the great God to eat the flesh of the beast, false prophet and their armies because they disobeyed the Word and fought against Jesus and his saints. Revelation 19:17 tells us And I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried with a loud voice, saying to  all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. Revelation 19:21 goes on to say And the remnant were slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of His mouth; and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

     Let's not forget insects and see what the bible says about bees and hornets. As we walk with Jesus, Jesus will take away the sting of the bee and the sting of death. Samson walked with Jesus and when he put his hand into a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of a lion, Samson was not stung and enjoyed the sweet honey. 1 Corinthians 15:55 says O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the stength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. But the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites who disobeyed God were harmed by a band of hornets, and Exodus 23:28 says And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before thee.


     OK, for Brother Bob's final thought about nature let's see how rocks are mentioned in the bible. Samson in the first picture above was blessed by rocks that gave him water to take away his thirst after he slew a thousand men with the jawbone of an ass. Judges 15:18 speaks about Samson and says And he was sore athirst, and called on the Lord; and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant; and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw (defined as a mountainous place of a series of abrupt rocks that looked like the teeth of a jaw), and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again and he revived.

     Rocks and stones are smart and cry out and give praise to Jesus along with flocks, corn, mountains, hills, and trees. Take time to meditate on the following scriptures proving that nature knows how to praise Jesus. Luke 19:40 says And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Psalm 65:13 says The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for  joy, they also sing. Finally Isaiah 55:12 says For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

     But notice in the second picture that the people hiding from Jesus under rocks will be harmed and killed by the rocks that fall on them because they disobey and deny Jesus' second coming. Revelation 6:15 tells us And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And said to the mountains and rocks; Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

     OK, Brother Bob ends today's bible study with more poetry for Jesus and another blessed poem that I encourage you all to read and share with everyone. Enjoy this poem titled If Jesus Came To Your House and have a blessed day in Jesus name. As you look at the above picture and read the poem below, what would you do if Jesus knocked on your door and came to your house today. Be blessed as you all read the poem below titled If Jesus Came To Your House.

     If Jesus came to your house to spend some time with you; If He came unexpected I wonder what you'd do. Oh I know you'd give your nicest room to such an honored guest; And all the food you'd give to Him would be the very best. And you would keep assuring Him you're glad to have him there; That serving Him in your home is joy beyond compare. But when you saw Him coming would you meet Him at the door; With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly visitor. Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in; Or hide some magazines and put the bible where they'd been. 

     Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out; Could you let Jesus walk right in or would you rush about. And I wonder if the Savior spent a day or two with you; Would you go right on doing the things you always do. Would you go right on saying the things you always say; Or would life for you continue as it does from day to day. Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you go; Or would you maybe change your plans for just a day or so. Would you be glad to have Him meet your closest friends; Or would you hope they stay away until His visit ends. Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on; Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone. It might be interesting to know the things that you would do; If Jesus came in person to spend some time with you.  

     Brother Bob has enjoyed writing this bible study today and I pray in Jesus name it blesses whoever reads it forevermore with peace, strength, and joy. 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, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Giants Og, Sihon, And Goliath Of Gath Are Gone Forever




     For today's bible study we are going to study about several giants listed in the bible that our Lord Jesus defeated, giving us hope to overcome any giant problem that we could ever face. Pictured above we see a giant named Og (defined as a long necked giant) who was the last giant the children of Israel had to overcome before they could enter the promised land. This is stated at Joshua 12:4 that says Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant (defined as the last) of the giants, that dwelt at Ashteroth and at Edrei.

     You might say Brother Bob did giants exist? My answer is yes because the bible is the truth and states that giants or Nephilim walked on the earth. Genesis 6:4 says There were giants in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

     OK, the first giant we will look at today is Og pictured above. You might say why should we study about Og. My answer is that King Og is important. Og is mentioned in six books of the bible and of a total of twenty three times and the word calvary is only in the bible one time. Does that mean that King Og is more important than calvary. No. But, that means God wants us to pay attention to King Og and learn something from what happened to King Og.

      Deuteronomy 3:1 says Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan (defined as fruitful), and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people to battle at Edrei (defined as goodly pasture). Notice friends when we are going to our blessing that is fruitful in a goodly pasture at Bashan and Edrei, the devil will try to put giants in our path to make us turn around and quit. Friend, do not quit walking to your blessings because Jesus will conquer and remove any giant problem, and you will obtain your promised blessing.

      Notice how the Lord Jesus tells us to respond to an Og giant that comes out to stop us at Deuteronomy 3:2 that says And the Lord said unto me, Fear him not, for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land into thy hand, and  thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon (defined as warrior) king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon (defined as a stronghold). Rejoice saints reading this, Jesus will slay any long necked giant Og or warrior giant Sihon in your path, and you will cross on over into the promised land of your blessings.

     Hallelujah, Deuteronomy 3:3 proves that the Lord Jesus will defeat any giants like Og or Sihon in our paths and says So the Lord God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people; and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. Notice that this scripture says that Jesus will save us totally to the uttermost from any giant problem where the giant will no longer exist. Hebrews 7:25 promises us that Jesus will save us to the uttermost and says Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.

     OK, notice the picture above of the threescore or sixty cities that Og owned and ruled. Deuteronomy 3:4 goes on to say that when the saints defeated Og, the Lord Jesus also gave the saints the spoils and the sixty cities of Og. This verse says And we took all his (Og's) cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore (sixty) cities, all the region of Argob (defined as a heap of stones like the heap of stones in the Jordan as a memorial to remember forever that the giant Og has been defeated) the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city; But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.

     Friends, notice that Israel not only destroyed the giant Og but also took sixty cities of Og. Friends, with Jesus we're not only gonna whoop any giant like Og, but Jesus is also gonna let us reclaim and take back from any Og or devil what has been stolen from us. After Jesus defeats any devil Og in our path, Jesus will take the spoils of satan and give them to his saints like Og's sixty high walled cities with gates, bars and fences.

     Israel also was blessed with the spoils of the enemy Egyptians after the Lord Jesus defeated the giant Pharoah and allowed Moses to set the children of Israel free from bondage. Exodus 12:35 tells us And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

     Finally, pictured above we see King Og's iron bedstead that the children of Israel placed in a museum in Rabbath after Israel smote King Og. Notice that King Og was a big man who slept on a thirteen and a half foot long and six foot wide bed that was made out of iron. King Og didn't have a little army cot friend, Og had a big iron bedstead. Deuteronomy 3:11 tells us For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

     When King Og slept on the giant iron bedstead pictured above, just the rattling of the bed springs scared everyone and just the shaking of his big iron bed would terrify the people. But after Jesus gave Israel the victory over Og, Og's iron bedstead was empty with no Og. The children of Israel took Og's big iron bedstead and put it in a museum in Rabbath to remember that Og the giant was slayed and no longer existed. Israel could rejoice and say Og used to be a big giant but now all that's left of Og is a bedstead.

     When people would come to Rabbath to see Og's empty iron bedstead they would ask, why isn't there anybody in the big iron bedstead anymore? The saints would answer and rejoice and say because God done whooped Og. Og might have been a giant to some people, but to God, Og was a nobody and a nothing.The saints proclaimed to their children that this is what God does to any giant that opposes his people.

     Brother Bob says to all my friends reading this bible study, be like the little man pictured above and remember to look by faith at Og's big empty iron bed with no giant Og and rejoice that Jesus will remove all our giant problems. Right now say thank you Jesus for slaying and removing all the giants in my life, and I receive victory forevermore over the devil and all his giant problems. Hallelujah, Og's big iron bed is empty with no Og. To all former alcoholics reading this, remember Og's empty bed is like an empty bottle and the giant of alcohol no longer exists.  1 Chronicles 17:10 says Jesus will subdue all our enemies.

     Friends, remember these promises from the word of God to overcome any giant problems in your life. Say them right now to defeat any giant problem in your life. In Jesus name I claim victory for all my friends as they recite these scriptures. Matthew 16:18 says Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Romans 8:31 tells us If God be for us, who can be against us?  Philippians 4:13 says I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 1 Samuel 14:6 tells us the Lord will work for us; for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.

     For my last thought on this subject, think of Og's empty iron bed as a trophy to remember that Jesus has defeated our giant problems and they are are gone forevermore. Friend, what kind of trophies do you have in your trophy case?  It's time for God's people to claim the victory over every giant trouble and rejoice with Jesus as we all walk away with trophies of grace. Friends, remember wherever a giant pops his head up, Jesus will be there to give us all the victory. Colossians 2:15 tells us And having spoiled principalities and powers, He (Jesus) made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

     This bible study about giants would not be complete without a discussion about another famous giant of the bible named Goliath of Gath pictured above mocking little David in the field ready to fight Goliath. David took a stone, slang it at Goliath, and smote Goliath in his forehead and slew Goliath. Then David took Goliath's sword and cut off Goliath's head. Then David took Goliath's head and drug it past King Saul. But David did not stop there. David drug Goliath's head all the way to Jerusalem. This is stated at 1 Samuel 17:54 that says And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.

     You might say why is it so important to remember that David took Goliath's head to Jerusalem? The answer to this question is one of the most incredible revelations Jesus ever revealed to Brother Bob. I pray in Jesus name that as you all read this revelation, joy, peace, and victory will bless every area of my friends' lives. Put on you seat belts and prepare to shout for victory as you view the picture below and the true meaning of Golgatha and the place where our Lord Jesus was crucified.

     OK, pictured above is Golgatha that the bible says is the place where Jesus was crucified. Golgatha still exists today in Israel and is defined as the place of a skull. John 19:17 says And He (Jesus) bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha. where they crucified Him and two other with Him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

     OK, now remember David took Goliath's head to Jerusalem and left Goliath's head at a place called Golgatha. I wanted to shout a victory praise all day when Jesus showed Brother Bob that Golgatha really means Gol-Goliath Gath of Gath a. You see friend if you look closely at the picture of what Golgatha looks like today, notice the big giant skull of Goliath in the middle of the rocks. Look closely at the above picture to see Goliath's forehead, two eyes, nose, mustache, teeth that are laughing, and a chin. Wow, Goliath was a large giant with a big head. Just think how big Goliath's body was as you look above at how big Goliath's head was.

     Now you might say Brother Bob why is it so blessed to remember that Jesus was crucified over the skull of the giant Goliath. The answer is that when Jesus died for his saints on the cross at Golgatha, Jesus destroyed any giant problems for all saints, and Jesus wants us to remember that Goliath's head now is just a skull and the giant Goliath no longer exists. Like Og's bed with no Og, Golgatha is just Goliath's skull with no Goliath. In the picture above, Jesus was crucified over the skull of Goliath and truly destroyed and bruised satan under His feet. Romans 16:20 says And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. Hebrews 2:14 says That through death He might destroy him that had the power of death; that is the devil.

     For my final thought on this subject, lets look at the hebrew definitions of David, Goliath, and Gath. David is defined as beloved representing the beloved church. Goliath is defined as splendour of the world that fades. And Gath is defined as a winepress. Now remember that the bible says that Jesus treadeth, tramples, and crushes the winepress and along with Jesus, I claim in Jesus name my friends as the beloved church will tread, trample, and crush all their giant problems under their feet.

     Thank you Lord Jesus that all my friends forevermore who read this bible study will with Jesus walk over, trample, crush, and tread any giant problem (defined as a winepress or Gath) and always have victory in their lives over any giant like Goliath proven by Revelation 19:15 that says And out of His (Jesus') mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations; and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He (Jesus) treadeth (defined as tramples and crushes) the winepress (giant Goliath of Gath) of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. After you read this, friends do Brother Bob a favour, give the devil and good kick in the head for Brother Bob. I'll be sure to also give the devil a good kick in the head for you also. Hallelujah, victory with Jesus.

     Friends, I truly enjoyed writing one of my favorite bible studies of all time today. 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, everyone have a blessed day.