Sunday, December 28, 2014
Brother Bob thought about the two pictures above after he heard a person say he was saved by just going into a church house every week. Just going into a church house every week won't save anyone. Friend reading this anywhere I pray in Jesus name that you confess Jesus as God (this means tell the entire world like Brother Bob on this blog that Jesus is God with no shame) and believe in your heart (the gospel) that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again which is the only way to be saved according to Romans 10:9, Romans 1:16, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. I told that sinner if I go into a garage like the one pictured above, that don't make me a car. If I go into the barn with the mules pictured above that don't make me a mule. And if any sinner goes into a church house every week, that don't make them a saved christian.
According to the bible, friends everywhere reading this, you must know Jesus as God to receive eternal life and salvation. John 17:3 proves this by saying And this is life eternal (salvation), that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Wow, this scripture proclaims that when anyone knows Jesus as God, they will be saved and receive eternal life. Hebrews 7:25 also promises that only Jesus can save sinners from the guttermost to the uttermost and says Wherefore He (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him (Jesus), seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
I've also heard other people say that they can be saved by being religious, sincere, and a good person that believes in a diety or some kind of a god. Everybody believes in a diety unless they're total infidels or atheists. But, according to 1 Timothy 2:5 there is one God (not just some kind of a god or gods), and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Jesus said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. Jesus also said at John 10:9 I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. Right now, friend reading this anywhere enter into the gate or door of the kingdom by Jesus and be saved.
Good people without Jesus go to hell. Saved sinners with Jesus go to heaven. Everyone must have Jesus to be saved and go to heaven. 1 Corinthians 13:3 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 (Jesus), I am nothing. A person could do good deeds and go to church every week of his life and go to hell without Jesus. On the other hand, a sinner could murder, rape, and lie most of his life, but like the thief on the cross by Jesus can at his last breath say Lord Jesus remember me and go to heaven. After you read this, Brother Bob is not saying to sin your entire life and wait until your last breath to be saved and accept Jesus as God. Romans 6:1 says What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Remember Romans 6:23 says For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Brother Bob has heard many people say I'll wait until I feel more like it to get Jesus and be saved. Brother Bob tells these people, nobody gets saved tomorrow and nobody got saved yesterday. It's a now salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee; Behold now is the accepted time; Behold now is the day of salvation. Friend reading this anywhere now and today is the time for you to be saved. Hebrews 3:15 also says To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. The pleasures of sin are just for a season according to Hebrews 11:25 but the pleasures with Jesus are for evermore according to Psalm 16:11.
OK, for our next revealed bible secret, pictured above we see Revelation 1:8 that says I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (defined as Almighty God in greek). According to this bible scripture, Jesus was there when it all started, in fact He started it all; and He'll be there when it all ends, He's gonna end it all.
A person once told Brother Bob, I don't see how God could love me because there is nothing good in me. I answered that person and told him I agree that there is nothing good in you or me for God to love. But, God always loves us with an everlasting love because God is love. Jeremiah 31:3 says the Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 1 John 4:8 also says God is love.
Jesus as God loves us now, tomorrow, and Jesus will always love us with an everlasting love even when we are unloveable. And the greatest gift of God's love to us all was Jesus because John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
OK, as you look at the above picture and our next revealed bible secret, remember you don't need a catholic priest to pray for you, because Jesus as our eternal high priest ever liveth to make intercession for you. Hebrews 7:25 promises wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Friend reading this anywhere, you don't need a catholic priest to be your mediator to approach God because Jesus is the one and only mediator between God and men. 1 Timothy 2:5 says For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. And Jesus is better than any catholic priest because Jesus as our high priest is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. Hebrews 4:15 says For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (which really means Jesus is touched with the feeling of our infirmities), but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
For my final revealed bible secret today, let's look at the above picture and see how blessed it was for the prostitute at the well to witness to the men of her city and take them to Jesus to be saved. This woman had been married to five husbands and when she met Jesus, she was shacking with a sixth man who was not her husband. I believe this prostitute also slept with hundreds of men in the city where she lived.
Jesus told the prostitute at John 4:16 Go call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her Thou hast well said, I have no husband. For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that saidst thou truly.
Now take time to read how this prostitute became a great witness for Jesus by winning all her men lovers from her city to God as she led them to Jesus at the well. This woman is a hero to Brother Bob and led hundreds of adulterers and whoremongers to salvation and Jesus. This is why Jesus said at Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Rejoice as you read John 4:28 that says The woman then left her waterpot (she left her waterpot because she found the eternal living water Jesus), and went her way into the city, and saith to the men (notice that the woman witnessed to her men lovers and not women) come see a man (Jesus) which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came unto Him. Hallelujah, the end result was that a prostitute and hundreds of sinners were saved by the witness of one former prostitute on the streets of her city to many men about the Lord Jesus.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for many more revealed bible secrets. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime at email@example.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 14, 2014
Today we continue with our lesson about three siblings named Martha, Mary, and Lazarus who had supper with Jesus and the devil Judas. Martha served, Mary sacrificed, Lazarus sat, Judas stole, and Jesus saved. This bible study will speak about Lazarus pictured above who did nothing but just sat before Jesus. John 12:2 says There they made Him (Jesus) a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.
Lazarus had been raised from the dead by the Lord Jesus after four days and was a living miracle sitting before Jesus. People came to Martha's house in Bethany from the city and the whole countryside to see Lazarus and not Jesus. John 12:9 says Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he (Lazarus) was there; and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He (Jesus) had raised from the dead. But when the Jews came to see Lazarus, they saw Jesus (the Lord who had raised Lazarus from the dead) and they forgot about being Jews and got gloriously saved as they believed Jesus. Friends, right now be like these Jews and become saved as you confess Jesus as God to the world, believing in your hearts that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
Friends, let's be like Lazarus and the men pictured above and just show up at church or in a restaurant like the Cracker Barrel and sit before lost sinners. Like Lazarus, people who knew how we used to lived in the world as sinners will come to see how Jesus changed our lives if we just enter a church or restaurant and sit before lost sinners. As sinners come to see former drug addicts, alcoholics, and prostitutes who are now saints, they will find Jesus and get saved.
Many saints like Lazarus and the men pictured above just sitting in a church or restaurant used to be sitting on a barstool, sitting out at the hoochie coochie shows, and sitting out at the whorehouses. Now these saints are letting Jesus' light shine to the lost world. Friend reading this, like Lazarus, you don't have to say anything as you sit before lost sinners. Just your presence as a saved saint will lead lost sinners to Jesus as you let your light shine for Jesus to this lost world. Matthew 5:16 says Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Brother Bob, a former gambler, gang leader, and alcoholic regularly sits at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Pickerington, Ohio and tells the waiters and cashiers about the goodness of the Lord Jesus. Everytime Brother Bob enters this Cracker Barrel restaurant, the cooks, waiters, owners, and cashiers all start rejoicing as Brother Bob and the waiters witness and win lost souls to the Lord Jesus. Sometimes Brother Bob just sits in the restaurant like Lazarus and many people come to see Brother Bob and learn about Jesus as Lord.
OK, as you look at the pictures above, let's talk about the miracle of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after four days. When Jesus arrived at Lazarus' tomb, Jesus said at John 11:39 Take ye away the stone. John 11:41 goes on to say Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father I thank thee that thou hast heard me. John 11:43 goes on to says And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them Loose him, and let him go.
Notice that when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, Jesus called Lazarus by name saying Lazarus come forth. If Jesus didn't call the name Lazarus and just said come forth, everybody on the face of this earth would have risen from the dead. Also notice that no one died in the presence of Jesus. The widow of Nain's son was raised from the dead when he met Jesus at the gate, Jairus' daughter was raised from the dead when Jesus visited her home, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after four days, and Malchus' life was spared when Peter's sword missed his head as Jesus healed Malchus' injured ear. Jesus truly is the resurrection and the life and no one ever dies in the presence of Jesus.
OK, the reason Brother Bob put the second picture above of a top wrapped by string is because it reminds Brother Bob of how Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus. People used to make tops whittled out of wood with a string around the edges and a nail on the bottom. They would throw the top, jerk the string, and that top would spin on that one little nail for a long time. After Jesus said Lazarus come forth, Lazarus came out of the tomb looking like a mummy. When Jesus told His disciples to loose Lazarus and let him go, the disciples grabbed hold of Lazarus' linen graveclothes (like grabbing hold of the string around a top) and jerked them back as Lazarus spun out of his tomb like a top shouting the victory.
Notice that Jesus set Lazarus free after raising him from the dead by saying at John 11:44 Loose him and let him go. Notice also that Jesus set Mary free from Judas' mocking after she anointed Jesus with precious spikenard by telling Judas at John 12:7 Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this. OK, put these two scriptures together like the pieces of a puzzle and say Jesus said let him go and let her alone. Truly as Jesus set Lazarus and Mary free from the bondage of death and persecution, Jesus will set all my brothers and sisters free who read this all over this earth as Jesus tells the devil let him go and let her alone. Rejoice and say John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
MESSAGE ABOUT JESUS FROM THE FIRST TEN MEN OF THE BIBLE
For Brother Bob's final thought today, let's look at the hebrew definitions of the first ten men listed below in the bible and learn a message about Jesus. Let's put the hebrew definitions of the first ten men into one phrase and rejoice as the bible reveals that the Word is all about Jesus. Take time to write out these names of the first ten men in the bible and their hebrew definitions listed below and share this everywhere to show people that Jesus is Lord and the Word.
Adam-Man, Seth-Appointed, Enos-Mortal, Cainan-Sorrow, Mahalaleel-The Blessed God, Jared-Shall Come Down, Enoch-Teaching, Methuselah-His Death Shall Bring, Lamech-The Despairing, and Noah-Rest and Comfort.
OK, take time to say the blessed revelation about Jesus and the hebrew definitions of the first ten men as one phrase. Say A Man was appointed to mortal sorrow; The blessed God (who is Jesus) shall come down teaching; His death shall bring the despairing rest and comfort. Wow, we see that the hidden revelation from the hebrew definitions of the first ten men is all about Jesus. Note that Seth is defined as appointed because Genesis 4:25 says God appointed Seth as seed instead of Abel. Also note that Enoch is defined as teaching because Enoch is called the first teacher or preacher on this earth.
METHUSELAH 187 PLUS 182 PLUS 600 EQUALS 969
WHEN METHUSELAH DIES THE FLOOD SHALL COME
Finally, note that Methuselah's name is defined as when he dies the flood shall come. Note that the bible says that Methuselah was 969 years old when he died and the flood came. Enoch knew the definition of his son's name Methusaleh and walked holy before God realizing that when Methuselah died, the flood would come. As a result, Hebrews 11:5 says Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Note also that God fulfilled prophecy by starting the flood after Methuselah died at the age of 969. Take time to add up the numbers in the following three scriptures that are 187, 182, and 600 proving that when Methuselah died after 969 years, the flood came upon the earth. Genesis 5:25 says that Methuselah was 187 when his son Lamech was born. Genesis 5:28 says 182 years later Lamech's son Noah was born. So Methuselah was 369 years old when Noah was born. Finally Genesis 7:6 says And Noah was 600 when the flood of waters was upon the earth. Do the math. 187 plus 182 plus 600 equals 969 proving that the flood came upon the earth after Methuselah died at the age of 969.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. 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.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Earlier we learned that when Jesus visited Martha's home, Martha served, Mary sacrificed, Lazarus sat, Judas stole, and Jesus saved. Today we will see how Mary sacrificed as she gave her life's savings twice in one lifetime by anointing the Lord Jesus with costly spikenard worth 300 pence. Notice that the above two pictures show two different Marys (the first picture is Mary the sister of Lazarus and the second picture is Mary Magdalene) who both got blessed forevermore as they anointed Jesus with spikenard for His burial.
First, John 12:3 speaks about Mary (the sister of Lazarus) and says Then took Mary (the sister of Lazarus) a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. After Judas said Why was not this ointment sold for 300 pence and given to the poor, Jesus replied at John 12:7 Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this.
Second, Mark 14:3 speaks about Mary Magdalene and says And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He (Jesus) sat at meat, there came a woman (Mary Magdalene) having an alabaster box of ointment (note that alabaster was the best material to use for preserving ointment used for burial) of spikenard, very precious, and she brake the box, and poured it on His head. Like Judas, Simon and the pharisees told Jesus that the ointment might have been sold for 300 pence and given to the poor. Jesus replied at Mark 14:8 She hath done what she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily, I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she has done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
After reading how Mary and Mary Magdalene listed above anointed Jesus with sweet smelling spikenard before Jesus was crucified for His burial, Brother Bob has a blessed saying to share with all my friends. The only sweet thing at Calvary was the six day old faint smell of spikenard mixed with gall and vinegar.
OK, notice in the picture above we see Mary Magdalene's alabaster box of costly spikenard worth 300 pence along with the 30 pieces of silver Judas Iscariot received to betray our Lord Jesus. Note that the spikenard worth 300 pennyworth was very costly and was twice the value of the 30 pieces of silver. Biblical scholars have stated that 300 pennyworth of spikenard is worth 40 dollars today and Judas' 30 pieces of silver is only worth 20 dollars today. Both Mary and Mary Magdalene truly sacrificed because the spikenard they used to anoint Jesus was twice the value of what the thief Judas received for betraying Jesus.
History records that when Jesus walked the earth, people saved spikenard for their own burial. Mary and Mary Magdalene were both blessed to use their own costly spikenard burial savings to anoint Jesus twice in one lifetime. After they both sacrificed and poured out all their life's savings upon Jesus when He walked on the earth, God miraculously blessed them with more spikenard to anoint Jesus again for burial after His death on the cross.
Pictured above we see that Mary and Mary Magdalene were among the women blessed with extra spikenard to anoint the Lord Jesus again for a second time after His death on the cross. Luke 23:55 says And the women also which came with Him from Galilee followed after and beheld the sepulchre, and how His body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments (spikenard), and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
Notice that by the time Jesus died, Mary and Mary Magdalene had enough newly created spikenard to anoint Jesus again. Luke 6:38 says Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men given into your bosom. Use what Jesus gives you today and before you know it, Jesus gives you exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 says Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
You just cant outgive God. You go ahead and pour out your treasure and Jesus will filler up again, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, like the widow of Zarephath's barrel of flour along with her cruse of oil, and the widow's pot of oil. If we'll all be faithful like Mary and Mary Magdalene and give our life's savings to bless the poor, Jesus will give us all a crown to cast back at the feet of Jesus in the kingdom.
Proverbs 19:17 promises He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. But also note that Proverbs 17:5 says Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth His Maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
For my final thought today, notice in the above picture that Jacob is wrestling with the Lord Jesus or a Theophany which is a visible manifestation of God. Our English bibles say that Jacob had power over the angel. But if we look at the hebrew translation of Hosea 12:3-4 we will see that where it says Jacob had power over the angel, the correct hebrew translation is that Jacob had power over a Theophany or visible manifestation of God which was the Lord Jesus. Also at Genesis 32:30 Jacob called the place where he wrestled the God man Jesus Peniel because he saw God (Jesus) face to face. Jacob prevailed over the Man Jesus but Jesus as God blessed Jacob at Peniel.
Hosea 12:3 says He (Jacob) took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength, he had power with God; Yea, he had power over the angel (defined as a Theophany or visible appearance of God); and prevailed; A lot of people read Hosea 12:3-4 and say that we should not make Jesus an angel because we should not worship angels. But Hosea 12:3-4 calls the angel in hebrew a Theophany or visible appearance of God and not an angel.
Now take time to read Colossians 2:18 that speaks about not worshipping angels with no mention of a Theophany. Colossians 2:18 says Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels (not defined as a Theophany but just angels that are not God), intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind. This says to not worship angels, but the angel referenced in Hosea 12:4 is a Theophany representing Jesus who wrestled with Jacob as a visible manifestation of God that we all should worship.
Note that the other place we see a Theophany appearing is at Exodus 23:20 that says Behold I send an Angel (defined again in hebrew as a Theophany or visible manifestation of God or Jesus) before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Jesus was the Theophany or visible manifestation of God that went before Moses and the children of Israel to cut off the enemy Amorities, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
As always it has been a blessing writing this bible study today. Next week we will discuss Lazarus who sat before Jesus. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.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, November 23, 2014
Friends, today as you look at the above picture, lets learn about three siblings named Martha, Mary, and Lazarus who had supper with Jesus the Saviour and Judas who is a devil or Satan. Martha served, Mary sacrificed, Lazarus sat, Judas stole, and Jesus saved. Jesus had supper with Martha, Mary, and Lazarus at Bethany six days before He was crucified. After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after four days, a week later Jesus raised His own self from the dead. Jesus said at John 10:17 Therefore, doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
The bible speaks about the above picture at John 12 and says Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom He raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper, and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. Then saith one His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him, Why was not this ointment sold for 300 pence, and given to the poor?
John 12:6 goes on to say This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this. For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always. Much people of the Jews therefore knew that He was there, and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death. Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
First, notice Martha in the above picture standing in the background who was troubled that Mary was not helping her cook, clean, wash, and make the house hospitable for the Lord Jesus. Martha, who was cumbered about with much serving asked Jesus, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. Jesus replied at Luke 10:41, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
What was Mary doing? Mary was sitting at Jesus' feet listening to Jesus' words. Mary, instead of being busy about cooking and cleaning, was so interested in what Jesus had to say, that she neglected the housework to listen to what Jesus had to say. On the other hand, Martha was so interested in the housework that she missed what Jesus had to say.
Friends, as you look at the above picture of the bucket and mop that Mary put down so she could hear Jesus' words, remember there's a time to serve and clean, but there's also a time to put down the mop while we pray and worship our Lord Jesus. Serving, cleaning, and cooking are good, but also listening to Jesus and meditating daily on the Word of God is important. There's got to be a balance between service and worshipping the Lord Jesus. Don't spend all your time cleaning house without reading the bible every day. Also, don't spend all your time cooking all day without taking time to pray. There's nothing wrong with serving, cooking, mowing the grass, good housekeeping, and gardening; Just don't miss taking quality time to mediate on the Word and Jesus as you put the mop down.
To my sisters reading this anywhere, take time to read Titus 2:4 that says that it is blessed for a godly woman and wife to be a keeper at home as she feeds, cooks, cleans, washes, scrubs, and makes the home hospitable for visitors. I pray in Jesus name that the sisters everywhere who read this will be the wife that Titus 2:4 wants them to be and take care of their husband, children, and be keepers at home, instead of running in the streets gossipping all night while the home is a sloppy mess. Titus 2:4 says That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children; to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.
Martha was a good example of a saintly blessed woman that opened her clean house to Jesus. Every time Jesus came through Bethany, He was glad to stop and visit Martha's clean blessed home. Martha's service was necessary to prepare a blessed supper for our Lord Jesus. If Martha didn't serve no one would have ate supper, the dishes would not have been clean, and the table would not have been set.
OK, as you look above at the little girl mopping and the little boy mowing the lawn, remember that it's good to clean the house and mow the grass. If the members of a church fail to keep the church clean by mopping and mowing the lawn, visitors will see a sloppy run down mess. But also remember that it's important to put down the mop and say let's all pray, meditate on the Word of God, and worship our Lord Jesus. There's a time to serve; but there's also a time to worship our Lord Jesus. If I had to choose between cleaning house, mowing the grass, or listening to Jesus, I'd have to like Mary listen to Jesus because Brother Bob loves listening to Jesus and the Word of God.
When Jesus visited Martha's house, after Jesus told Martha, you are too busy and cumbered with serving, Martha probably immediately stopped washing dishes and like Mary sat down to listen to what Jesus had to say. It's good for saints to mop, clean the dishes, and mow the lawn, but we all must not neglect the Lord Jesus who should be placed first in all our lives. I pray in Jesus name we can all be like Mary and know when to stop serving and set aside time to worship our Lord Jesus. Our next bible study will talk about Mary's sacrifice of neglecting chores to worship the Lord Jesus by anointing His feet with valuable spikenard.
Brother Bob encourages all my friends that when you are busy with the cares of life such as laundry, going to shop at Walmart or Kroger, and taking the bus to work, remember to set aside time early each morning to pray, study the Word, and worship the Lord Jesus. For twenty years Brother Bob has gotten up at 4:30AM to take two hours every morning to pray, study the Word, and worship Jesus. The bible promises that you will find the Lord Jesus when you seek Him early in the morning before you are faced with the cares of the day. Proverbs 8:17 says I love them that love me; and those that seek me (Jesus) early shall find me.
To close out this bible study, Brother Bob gives my friends everywhere an effective way to witness and win souls to our Lord Jesus. After you become friends with anyone, ask that person How do you get saved? Most people don't know how to be saved and say by going to church, getting baptized, being good, repenting, praying, joining a church, or shaking a preacher's hand. Doing all these things and religion will not save any person; Only Jesus can save a person.
After you ask a person How do you get saved? Tell them to confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord (God) and to believe in their heart that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. According to Romans 10:9 to be saved a person must confess Jesus as God and believe in their heart that Jesus rose again. Also Romans 1:16 says that the gospel needs to be believed to be saved.
Romans 1:16 says For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation (notice that believing the gospel will save any person) to every one that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek. And the gospel is defined at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 as the death at the cross, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. So to be saved, a person must confess Jesus as God, and also believe in their heart the gospel or that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
I pray in Jesus name whoever reads this will right now get saved and confess Jesus as God as they believe in their heart that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again. And remember what Jesus said at Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel (tell people everywhere like Brother Bob in this book the gospel that the Lord Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again to win souls) to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Also, take time to read the following three bible scriptures that prove that Jesus is God. What a blessing to know that the angels proclaimed Jesus to be God when Jesus was a little baby. Luke 2:10 says And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. The philippian jailor was told that to be saved he must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ at Acts 16:30. Finally Jesus was proclaimed to be God at Philippians 2:8 that says And being found in fashion as a man, He (Jesus) humbled Himself and became obedient unto death even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (notice that every tongue will say Jesus is God), to the glory of God the Father.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friends everywhere, if the cost of bills are rising around you, remember that Jesus as God can provide ways to create money to pay these bills and give us extra money to bless the poor. The other day Brother Bob's rent, electric bill and bus fare prices all rose in one day as his unsaved parents had nothing to do with Brother Bob. As I studied about the picture above of the widow who was able to pay her bills and keep blessing the poor by selling oil that God miraculously created, I was encouraged and Jesus told me to write this bible study.
Pictured above, at 2 Kings 4 a widow had no money to pay bills to a creditor and sought advice from the prophet Elisha. She told Elisha that the creditor would take her two sons as bondmen or slaves if the debt was not fully paid. Elisha told the widow What hast thou in thy house? The widow replied Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
Elisha's advice to the widow can be found at 2 KIngs 4:3 and says Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels, borrow not a few. And when thou art come in , thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
2 Kings 4:5 goes on to say So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her, and she poured out. And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. Wow, God made oil appear out of nowhere to fill all the vessels and kept the oil from spoiling to be used for sale to pay off all the widow's debt.
After the widow filled all the vessels with oil, she again sought Elisha's advice as to how to pay her bills from the creditor. Elisha told the widow at 2 Kings 4:7 Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest. In Jesus name, I pray for anyone reading this, like the widow, Jesus will provide ways to pay all our bills with extra money to bless the poor. Be encouraged friends everywhere, Jesus will provide money to pay all your bills with extra money to bless the poor. Remember the widow not only was able to pay off her debt from her sold oil, but also had extra money called the rest for her and her children to live off of.
OK, let's see how the widow pictured above kept blessing Elijah with her last bread and water as God made food appear out of nowhere to feed the widow and her son. Friend reading this anywhere, be like the widow and keep blessing the poor as bills rise around you. Jesus will provide for all your needs and continue to bless you greatly to assist the poor. Most people stop blessing the poor when rent, electric bills, and gas prices rise up. But, Galatians 6:9 says And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
1 Kings 17:10 describes the picture above and says So he (Elijah) arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks; and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
The widow replied to Elijah at 1 Kings 17:12 As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse; and behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said, but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
Friends, see how God made food appear out of nowhere to bless the widow as she obeyed Elijah's request. 1 Kings 17:15 says And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah; and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah. I pray in Jesus name, that anyone reading this will be like this widow and continue to bless the poor as Jesus provides all our needs making food and money appear out of nowhere. Matthew 6:33 promises But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Friends everywhere, let's do the advice of the prophet Habakkuk and continue to rejoice, bless the poor, and serve Jesus with strength when we are surrounded by higher rental payments, higher bus fares, higher bills, and an ungodly world. Habakkuk 3:17 says Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, and He willl make me to walk upon mine high places.
Also, remember that when Jesus and Peter had to pay taxes, Jesus made money appear out of nowhere in a fish's mouth to pay taxes. Jesus said at Matthew 17:27 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. And an angel created out of nowhere a cake and water for Elijah under the juniper tree that strengthened Elijah for forty days and nights. 1 Kings 19:5 says And as he (Elijah) lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
And when Hagar and Ishmael had no water to drink in the desert, God provided water out of nowhere from a well to keep them alive. Genesis 21:19 says And God opened her (Hagar's) eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad (Ishamael) drink. Finally, remember how God provided manna falling from heaven for food to the children of Israel in the wilderness. Today, Jesus is our manna and bread that will always feed us and provide all our needs forevermore. Jesus said at John 6:35 I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
Friends, as you look at the two pictures above remember that when we believe Jesus is God and that Jesus died for us on the cross and rose again, angels will protect us, make us invisible to any enemy, causing our enemies to bless us. In the first picture an angel with a sword protected the children of Israel and stopped Balaam from cursing God's people. Friend reading this, an angel will also protect you if you get saved and confess Jesus as God, believing Jesus died on the cross for you and rose again. Psalm 34:7 promises the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.
Balaam's ass first saw the angel and Balaam kept trying to curse God's people even after his ass spoke. But, when Balaam saw the angel, he decided to bless and not curse God's people. The scripture that shows how an angel with a sword withstood Balaam and protected the children of Israel can be found at Numbers 22:31 and says Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. Rejoice friends everywhere, Jesus said at Luke 20:43 that He would make our enemies our footstool.
In the second picture we see that two angels protected Lot and his family from men that wanted to have sex with the men angels. Lot tried to reason with the men of Sodom and offered his daughters to the men. Friend reading this remember that you can't reason with the devil. Jesus said when you go to a house, if the people of the house reject you, shake the dust off your feet and move to the next house where someone will receive Jesus and bless you. Jesus said that we should let peace rest upon any house where people receive us and the Lord Jesus.
The men of Sodom rejected Lot's daughters and wanted to have sex with the men angels. These angels protected Lot and his family by blinding the people of Sodom, as Lot and his family escaped to Zoar for safety. Genesis 19:10 says But the men (angels) put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door. I pray in Jesus name that all my friends everywhere who read this will also be protected by angels who make the saints invisible to the enemies like muslim terrorists in this present world.
To end up today's bible study, enjoy some words of wisdom I heard from a backhills country preacher. First, what is the fastest way to heaven? Turn right and go straight. Second read the following story about Ephesians 5:23 that says for the husband is the head of the wife, even as Chirst is the head of the church; and He is the saviour of the body.
A farmer said he would give a rooster to the first husband who admitted he was the head of his house. The farmer came to the first house and asked the husband, are you the head of the house? The man said nope, the wife makes the decisions here. The farmer came to the second house and asked the husband, are you the head of the house? The man said nope it's 50/50 here. Finally, the farmer came to the last house and asked the husband, are you the head of the house? The man said yep but wait a minute; honey can we take a rooster into our home?
And finally, one more story to think about. A country preacher sent his kid to college hoping he would become smart. One night as they were all eating dinner, the country preacher asked his kid, what have you learned? The kid said pi r squared. The backhills preacher said you haven't learned a thing. Pie are round, cornbread is squared. Friends remember that the only way to become smart and have wisdom is to know our Lord Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:30 defines wisdom as Jesus who is the Word of God. Memorize the entire bible and become wise.
As always it is a great blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name will bless multitudes of people all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.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.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Friends everywhere, today Brother Bob will share many blessed revelations revealed to him personally by Jesus and not any preacher. First, Brother Bob wants all my friends everywhere to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus. God's Word promises that if anyone sings this song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus, they will receive victory over the devil, beast, his image, mark, and the number of his name. This might not make any sense to our natural minds, but just do what the Word of God says and get victory over the devil as you sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus. Jesus showed Brother Bob that the devil hates the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus because this special song will give any saint total victory over the devil.
Look above and see a blessed picture of the saints in heaven with harps singing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus on a sea of glass mingled with fire. Revelation 15:2 says that as these saints sing the song of Moses and the Lamb they receive victory over the devil. Revelation 15:2 says And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire, and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb.
OK, I pray in Jesus name that all my friends memorize the words of the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus and I claim that as they sing this song they will receive victory over the devil. Right now sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus listed at Revelation 15:3 and receive total victory in your lives as the devil flees from you. Say Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy; for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
OK, to prove that the devil will be defeated as you sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus, notice that David like the saints pictured above on the sea of glass mingled with fire are playing harps. The bible says that as David played the harp for King Saul, evil spirits departed from Saul. Also, as the saints on the sea of glass mingled with fire play harps, evil spirits and the devil flees. Friends everywhere, one day soon all God's saints will play harps and sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus, causing evil spirits and the devil to flee forevermore.
The picture above is found in the bible at 1 Samuel 16:23 and says And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand, so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. Notice also that as David sang and played the harp, Saul was well and healed. In Jesus name, Lord Jesus heal my friends everywhere that sing the song of Moses and the Lamb Jesus. Ephesians 5:19 says Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
OK, Revelation number two. Pictured above we see that after Jesus was resurrected, Jesus appeared to his disciples as flesh and bones; not flesh and blood. This is because 1 Corinthians 15:50 says flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. The picture above is discussed at Luke 24:26 and says And as they spake, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And He said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
You might say Brother Bob why can't flesh and blood inherit the kingdom? Jesus showed Brother Bob the reason that the blood of Jesus is on the earth and not in the kingdom is because the blood of Jesus defeats the devil who is on the earth and can not enter the kingdom. Revelation 12:11 promises that we overcome the devil on this earth by the blood of the Lamb Jesus.
Also, the blood of Jesus is not in the kingdom because Jesus only had to shed His blood once at the cross on this earth to remove the saints' sins forevermore. Unlike continual animal sacrifices offered by priests to remove sins, Jesus was sacrificed and shed his blood at the cross once on this earth to remove sins. The old testament priests daily stood offering sacrifices that could not remove sin. But Jesus proved that His one sacrifice at the cross removed sins forevermore when Jesus sat down (no longer standing daily) by the right hand of God. Hebrews 10:11 says And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; But this man (Jesus), after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.
Friends everywhere, Jesus told Brother Bob to share two things that will overcome the plague of ebola, muslim terrorism, and ungodly laws by homosexuals and lesbians on this earth. First, daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Tell the devil daily that like in the days of Egypt, when any plague like ebola sees me covered by the blood of the Lamb Jesus, the plague must pass over me as the devil is overcome. Also, note that when Jesus walked on the earth, the plague of leprosy was like ebola where people were isolated. But rejoice, because Jesus was not afraid to touch the leper who Jesus healed. Matthew 8:2 says And behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Second, never obey any law that denies the bible and the Word of God. In fact, speak out against any laws that deny the bible like laws putting preachers in jail for not marrying lesbians in Idaho or laws that say if a lesbian mayor in Houston Texas disagrees with a preachers sermons, that mayor can place the preacher in jail. Brother Bob does not hate lesbians or homosexuals and prays that they make Jesus their Lord and get saved. But, Brother Bob will speak out against the sin of lesbianism and homosexuality that God hates and calls an abomination. Leviticus 20:13 says If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them. Isaiah 58:1 tells us Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
For my third revelation, pictured above we see 2 Corinthians 5:8 that says We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present (defined as dwelling among the saints, staying in the kingdom as their home country forevermore) with the Lord. Friend, what a blessing to know that when any saint leaves their earthly body, they immediately are present with the Lord Jesus in the kingdom.
Now think about this. Since Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever, when any saint leaves his earthly body, that saint will be with Jesus even if it requires the saint to go forward in time one million billion years to the kingdom. No saint will be floating in purgatory separated from Jesus for a time period. Friends be blessed and sing 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 first begun.
Now friends remember that when any saint arrives at the kingdom, we will know our friends and family who knew Jesus as Lord on this earth. Rejoice and say 1 Corinthians 13:12 that proves that saints will know each other in the kingdom. Say But then (in the kingdom) shall I know even as also I am known. What a blessed reunion in the kingdom when we see and know all our loved friends that are waiting to see us in the kingdom.
Friends, remember it's important to save souls and tell people everywhere to confess Jesus as God and believe in their hearts that Jesus died on the cross for them and rose again. The bible says the gospel will save a person. Also Romans 10:9 says along with the gospel, a person must confess Jesus as God to be saved.
OK, lets compare 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and Romans 1:16 and learn how the gospel saves a person. The gospel is defined at 1 Corinthians 15:1 and says Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, (note the gospel will save a person), if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 the gospel is the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross, His burial, and His resurrection. Romans 1:16 proves that the gospel will save a person and says for I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation (see the gospel saves a person) to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
I pray in Jesus name everyone who reads this will now go out and witness and win souls to our Lord Jesus Christ. An effective way to witness is to ask people How do you get saved? You would be amazed at how many people will say if I go to church, get baptized, pray, or be a good person, I'll be saved. Going to church, praying, getting baptized, and doing a million good deeds will not save a person. Good people go to hell and only saved people who confess Jesus as God, believing in their hearts that Jesus died for them on the cross and rose again go to the kingdom and are saved.
The other day Jesus used Brother Bob to save the cashier at the Boston Market restaurant. Like most people, the cashier thought she would be saved by praying, going to church, being good, and getting baptized. Brother Bob and the cashier rejoiced as the cashier confessed Jesus as her God, believing in her heart that Jesus died on the cross for her sins and rose again. It amazed Brother Bob to see a Jehovah witness upset that the cashier confessed Jesus as God, but Brother Bob said to himself, too late Jehovah witness, there is joy in the presence of angels in heaven and this cashier is saved forevermore and Jesus I worship you as Lord forevermore.
To close out today's bible study, Brother Bob wants to show his friends everywhere how blessed marriage is between a man and a woman. Hebrews 13:4 says Marriage (between a man and woman) is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled; but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Pictured above we see that the apostle Paul was comfortable to live in the same house with a husband and wife named Aquila and Priscilla. Acts 18:1 says After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth. And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome; and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought; for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
Twenty years ago, Brother Bob was preaching at the home of his good friends who were husband and wife. After I preached until 1 AM that night, the husband and wife asked Brother Bob to sleep on the couch while they slept upstairs. I must say it was a blessing to sleep on that couch for the night in that married couple's home. The husband came down at 4 AM in his robe to bless me with food and we rejoiced in the Lord Jesus.
Now, notice how different it would be if Brother Bob was asked to sleep overnight with two unmarried people or a single man or woman. Brother Bob would not be comfortable sleeping overnight at the home of two unmarried people or a single man or woman. People would accuse Brother Bob of committing adultery, being a homosexual, or being a fornicator, ruining his witness for Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 says abstain from all appearance of evil. Therefore, notice how blessed marriage is between a man and a woman. This is why the devil is trying to promote everything but the blessed marriage between a man and a woman.
For my final thought today, notice how today's world is calling good evil and evil good. Gambling now is called social fun. A bar is now called a lounge. A thief is now called a shrewd financier. A dirty carnival is now called a country fair. And finally a dirty show is now called pleasing entertainment.
I saw a guy the other day with a shirt that said drink, party, sex, repeat. This man left out one word death that should have been at the bottom of his list. After seeing this shirt, Brother Bob has decided one day soon to get a shirt that says Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Life. Friends remember Romans 8:13 says For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. I pray in Jesus name, anyone reading this will choose Jesus and eternal life today. The pleasures of sin are only for a season. But according to Psalm 16:11 there are pleasures for evermore with Jesus.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies to praise our Lord Jesus. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Today we will continue our discussion of respecting the blood of Jesus and receiving life. Throughout the bible we see that God always removed sin when He was presented with a sacrifice of the blood of an innocent animal. Today and for eternity, our Lord Jesus is called the innocent Lamb of God whose blood shed at the cross of Calvary can save anyone and remove their sins forevermore. John 1:29 says Behold the Lamb of God (Jesus), which taketh away the sin of the world. Right now rejoice and say 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. I pray in Jesus name all my friends everywhere can daily say I am crucified with Christ and tell the devil that the blood of Jesus has overcome you devil and cleansed me from all my sins.
Pictured above we see that God had to cover and remove Adam and Eve's sin of nakedness with coats of skins from the blood of innocent animals. At first, Adam and Eve sewed themselves fig leave aprons to cover their sin of nakedeness. Genesis 3:7 says And the eyes of them both (Adam and Eve) were opened, and they knew that they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. But the fig leaves were not good enough to cover Adam and Eve's nakedness.
When God saw Adam and Eve covered by fig leaves, God said Adam where art thou? Adam said I knew that I was naked and so I hid myself. You see Adam and Eve's fig leaves could not remove their guilt of sin and cover their nakedness. The only way God could cover and remove Adam and Eve's sin of nakedness was with coats of skins from the blood of innocent animals. Genesis 3:21 says Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins (defined as the hide skins of animals), and clothed them.
You might say Brother Bob when God clothed Adam and Eve with innocent animal skins, did that make Adam and Eve a cave man and a cave woman? Nope, this made Adam and Eve a covered man and a covered woman. Covered by the blood of innocent animals. Friends reading this anywhere, there's no blood in a fig leaf. It took coats of animal skins and the blood shed from innocent animals to cover sin and remove Adam and Eve's guilt of being naked.
The following scriptures prove that only the blood of the innocent Lamb of God Jesus can remove sin and daily give us victory over the devil. Hebrews 9:22 says And almost all things are by the law purged (defined as cleansed) with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission (defined as forgiveness and released from prison). Levitucus 17:11 also says For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that maketh an atonement (defined as cleansing, purging, and covering over sin) for the soul. Right now praise our Lord Jesus who was the innocent Lamb of God that willingly shed His own blood at the cross of Calvary for people everywhere to cleanse them from their sins forevermore.
Pictured above we see another example where only Abel's offering of the blood of an innocent Lamb was acceptable to God to remove sin. Cain's offering of his fruits and vegetables from his garden that he worked for was rejected by God and did not remove sin. Genesis 4:3 says And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock (the blood of an innocent Lamb) and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Friends everywhere, there's no blood in a turnip; there's no blood in a tater; It takes the blood of the innocent Lamb of God Jesus to cover and remove our sins forevermore. Pictured above Cain learned that his offering of the fruit of his ground to God as a good work was rejected by God. Neighbor, remember good works don't save people. Only faith in Jesus as God, believing in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again can save you. Good people without Jesus go to hell; Only people that believe Jesus is God and died for them on the cross and rose again go to heaven.
Take time to read the following scriptures that prove that good works can not save anyone. These scriptures prove that only faith in the Lord Jesus as God who died for sinners and rose again can save anyone. Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His (Jesus') mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Romans 4:5 says But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him (Jesus) that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
A LAMB DIFFERENCE
THE LAMB TOKEN
YOUR LAMB MEMORIAL
You might say Brother Bob how do the words listed above relate to the blood of the innocent Lamb Jesus. Let's first look at the words A Lamb, The Lamb, and Your Lamb and learn how the Lord Jesus first appeared as A Lamb (God in the flesh on this earth), then as The Lamb (The Only God Risen and Alive Forevermore in Heaven) and finally as Your Lamb (Becoming your personal saviour if you receive Jesus as your Lord). Hallelujah, Jesus becomes personal where Brother Bob and his friends everywhere can say Jesus is My Lamb that never leaves me nor forsakes me and removes all my sins.
Rejoice everyone everywhere, even though Jesus is The Lamb of God dwelling in the high and holy place, Jesus says to us all I'm Your Lamb and personal friend. Isaiah 57:15 says For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite (defined as very small) ones. Jesus also said at John 15:15 Henceforth, I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth; but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
The scriptures that say a lamb, the lamb, and your lamb are at Exodus 12:3 and say Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel saying in the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man A Lamb, according to the house of their fathers, A Lamb for an house. And if the household be too little for The Lamb, let him and his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for The Lamb. Your Lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year; Ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats.
Now notice the three words difference, token, and memorial listed above that describe the blood of the Lamb Jesus that the Jews placed on their doors for protection from the angel of death. The blood of the Lamb Jesus was the difference that saved the Jews from the angel of death that killed the firstborn Egyptians. The blood of the Lamb Jesus was the token (defined as the distinguishing mark or sign) that the angel of death noticed as he passed over the Jews homes while he killed the firstborn Egyptians. Finally the blood of the Lamb Jesus was the memorial that should be remembered forevermore as the most powerful weapon to overcome and defeat the devil and death.
Listed below are the scriptures that list the blood of the Lamb Jesus as a difference, token, and memorial. Exodus 11:7 says But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast that ye man know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. Exodus 12:13 says And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where your are; And when I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plagues shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. Ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
The blood of our Lamb the Lord Jesus is truly a memorial that is the same yesterday, today, and forever as the blood of an everlasting covenant that will always overcome the devil and save any sinner from hell and death. Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:20 says Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant. Right now let's all sing the new song given to all overcoming saints in heaven at Revelation 5:9 Thou art worthy ( Lord Jesus) to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. It is truly a blessing to Brother Bob to learn that these bible studies have blessed thousands of my friends in Ukraine, France, and Spain. If you live in Ukraine, France, or Spain, feel free to email Brother Bob at email@example.com and let me know how these bible studies have blessed you. It would be an honor for Brother Bob to pray for my friends in Ukraine, France, and Spain. You can also write to Brother Bob Malkin at 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.
Monday, October 6, 2014
For today's bible study we will learn that when the blood of the Lamb Jesus by faith covers any saint daily, the devil will be overcome and defeated. Revelation 12:11 promises that the devil will be overcome and defeated by the blood of the Lamb Jesus. Pictured above we see that the children of God in Egypt believed that the blood of the Lamb Jesus on their door would protect them from the angel of death and any plague.
God blessed the children of God in Egypt and caused the angel of death to pass over their houses when that angel saw the blood of the Lamb Jesus. But the angel of death killed the firstborn children of the Egyptians because the Egyptians did not have the blood of the Lamb Jesus on their doors. Exodus 12:13 says And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
Today in 2014, I pray in Jesus name any friend reading this anywhere will be like the children of God in Egypt and respect the blood of Jesus by saying daily by faith Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ. Next daily tell the devil I am covered by the blood of Jesus that is the same yesterday today and forever and has overcome and defeated you devil. Friends everywhere remember that the blood of Jesus is the most powerful weapon against the devil.
In Jesus name, I guarantee anyone reading this that if you daily see Jesus crucified daily with your heart saying I am crucified with Christ, covered by the blood of Jesus, confessing Jesus as your Lord, that no plague like ebola, aids, or harm from a muslim can come nigh your life. Friend reading this anywhere say right now and believe Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
Simply stated, the blood of Jesus is our only protection against this wicked world. Today get saved and choose life by confessing Jesus as God as you believe by faith with your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again. 1 John 5:11-12 promises that Jesus will give you eternal life and says 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.
Pictured above we see that when the angel of death in Egypt saw the blood of the Lamb Jesus on the Jews' houses, that angel of death had to pass over that house as the Jews lived. But the firstborn children in the Egyptians' houses were killed by the angel of death because there was no blood of the Lamb Jesus on the Egyptians' houses. The blood of Jesus is important to God and we must respect the blood of Jesus. God only looks to see if a person is covered by the blood of the Lamb Jesus when God's judgment comes to destroy sin.
The angel of death did not come by each house and say knock knock, Does Moses live here? Does Pharoah live here? Does a Jew live here? Does an Egyptian live here? Are you black? Are you white? Are you baptist, methodist, or catholic? What are you? Friends in any nation, it's not what you are; It's if the blood of the Lamb Jesus in on your door and body by faith that will save you from the devil, death, and any plague. God's word says when I see the blood of the Lamb Jesus, (not a person's race, country, riches, or religious denomination), I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you.
The bible tells us at Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharoah that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharoah rose up in the night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
As a side note, notice that the only Egyptians that went to heaven were the firstborn Egyptian babies. Jesus promised that little children before they can understand to choose Jesus and innocent babies will live peacefully in heaven forevermore. Jesus said at Matthew 19:14 Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Tell that abortion crowd that they're just filling heaven with little roses that'll bloom forevermore in God's kingdom.
Pharoah and the Egyptians told God, why are you so cruel and mean, killing our firstborn sons. God told Pharoah and the Egyptians, don't blame God; Look at the blood of the Lamb Jesus on the Jews' houses. Pharoah, Egyptians, all you had to do for your firstborn children to live was to put the blood of the Lamb Jesus on your doors. The angel of death would have passed over your houses if you put the blood of the Lamb Jesus on your doors.
Notice that it was the blood of the Lamb Jesus that was the difference between the Jews and the Egyptians. The blood of the Lamb Jesus on the Jews' doors gave them life. No blood of the Lamb Jesus on the Egyptians' doors gave them death. Exodus 11:7 tells us But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast; that ye put a difference (this difference was the blood of the Lamb Jesus) between the Egyptians and Israel.
Friends after you have seen how important it is to respect the blood of the Lamb Jesus to receive life and escape the troubles of this wicked world, take time to say Psalm 2:12: Kiss (defined as submit to) the Son (Jesus), lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him. Because God respects the blood of Jesus highly that removes sin, we also must respect the blood of Jesus to avoid God's wrath and judgment when sin is destroyed.
The bible tells us that great punishment is given to people who count the blood of the Lamb Jesus as an unholy thing. Hebrews 10:29 says Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite (defined as insult) unto the spirit of grace? For we know Him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord, and again, The Lord shall judge His people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Remember friends everywhere, Jesus is no respecter of persons. The Egyptians like the Jews could have placed the blood of the Lamb Jesus on their doors by faith and lived. Today any person in any nation can come to Jesus and live by confessing Jesus as God as they believe that Jesus died for them and rose again. Revelation 22:17 says And whosoever will, let him take the water of life (Jesus) freely.
One day God's gonna tell sinners in hell who rejected Jesus, don't complain to me and say my punishment is greater than I can bear. Don't holler to me about how unfair I am. Just look at my Son Jesus hanging out yonder on the cross shedding his blood for sinners. You could have accepted Jesus as your Lord as the blood of the Lamb Jesus covered you and removed all your sins.
To close out today's bible study, let's see how valuable the blood of the Lamb Jesus is to God. You might say what does the picture above saying 70x7 tell us. To understand the meaning of 70x7, let's look at some bible scriptures that use the numbers 7 and 70.
First, let's look at what happened to Cain after he slew Abel. Genesis 4:15 says And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. God said 7 fold vengeance would be taken against anyone who slayed and shed Cain's blood.
And six generations later, another man named Lamech slew a man to his wounding and another young man to his hurt. After Lamech killed these two men, Lamech told his two wives, if Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold. God said 77 fold vengeance would be taken against anyone who slayed and shed Lamech's blood.
The scripture that speaks about Lamech is at Genesis 4:23 and says And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech, for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt. If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
And after Jesus came upon earth, Jesus was talking to his disciples and Peter said to Him at Matthew 18:21, How oft shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee; Until seven times; but until seventy times seven. Wow, now Jesus as God was saying that 490 fold vengeance would be taken against anyone who slayed a person's blood. Notice how valuable the shed blood of Cain, Lamech, and especially the Lord Jesus is to God. But, God values and respects the blood of the Lamb Jesus 7 times more than Lamech's blood and 70 times more than Cain's blood. Friends, like God, we also need to respect the blood of Jesus that has cleansed us from all our sins.
But notice that Jesus stated to forgive 70x7 instead having 70x7 vengeance toward your enemies. Today Jesus tells us at Luke 6:27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
As a final note about 70x7 or 490, note that 7 is called God's perfect number and 10 is called God's complete number. 7x10x7=490 is perfection times completion times perfection, (we're talking about the blood of Jesus). In closing, respect the blood of Jesus and receive life because Hebrews 2:3 says How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him.
I pray in Jesus name this little bible study blesses all my friends in the many nations and shows how important it is to respect the blood of our Lord Jesus. 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.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Today, we continue writing about a blessed woman in the bible named Rizpah who caused a king and a nation to remember that her innocent sons and nephews died for the sins of the people. Like Rizpah I pray that all my friends everywhere who read this will remind people that the innocent Son of God, the Lord Jesus died for the sins of the people. Remember Proverbs 11:30 says the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life and he that winneth souls is wise. Tell people everywhere to confess Jesus as God and believe in their heart that Jesus died for them on the cross and rose again to be saved according to Romans 10:9.
Pictured above after the Gibeonites killed Rizpah's two innocent sons and Michal's five innocent sons for their daddy Saul's sin of slaying the Gibeonites, Rizpah went out on a hill underneath her two sons and five nephews to protect them from the birds of the air by day and the beasts of the field by night. Rizpah took a big black sackcloth and spread it upon a rock underneath her slain sons' and nephews' bodies and for months Rizpah watched and protected her slain sons from the beasts and birds. For weeks and weeks, Rizpah kept away the buzzards and vultures by day, and the jackals, wolves, and coyotes by night from her slain sons' and nephews' bodies.
The bible speaks about the above picture at 2 Samuel 21:9 and says And he (David) delivered them (the seven sons of Saul) into the hands of the Gibeonites and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord, and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days in the beginning of barley harvest. And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for her upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.
Rizpah was a victim of vengeance. Rizpah had lost her husband Saul and her two dear sons Armoni and Mephibosheth because of the sins of the people. But Rizpah said I'm going to cause the king and the people to remember that innocent children were killed and deserved a proper burial. Rizpah wanted to preserve the bodies of her slain sons and nephews from the buzzards, vultures, jackals, wolves, and coyotes to avoid the shame of people mocking and wagging their heads because these boys did not have a proper burial.
Pictured above we see that three women named Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, like Rizpah wanted to preserve the body of the innocent Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus who is the Son of God who died for the sins of the people. Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome came to the tomb of Jesus with spikenard, spices, ointment, and embalming fluids that weighed 120 pounds to preserve and protect Jesus' body from decaying. Mark 16:1 says And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him (Jesus after He died and was in a tomb). These three women were like Rizpah who wanted to preserve the bodies of Saul's slain sons from decaying by driving away vultures, buzzards, jackals, wolves, and coyotes day and night.
Friends, like Rizpah, Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome, let's all preserve the memory that innocent Jesus our Lord died on the cross for the sins of all people past, present, and future. Tell people everywhere to be like Rizpah and remind people to daily look by faith with their hearts at the innocent Son of God Jesus who was crucified for our sins. Everytime we see our Lord Jesus on the cross by faith, we should all say Lord Jesus forgive me for my sins that crucified you and thanks for dying for me, taking away my sins with your precious blood, and giving me eternal life. Now I'm gonna try to win the world to Jesus Christ. Forgive me for not being a better christian.
Friend anywhere reading this, say this prayer right now and I pray peace and strength to fill your life in Jesus name. Say Lord Jesus please keep the cross ever before my eyes that it might lead me, direct me, and guide me in the way you would have me to go. May I be like Rizpah and daily live in the shadow of the cross of our innocent Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God that is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thank you Lord Jesus that I am crucified with Christ according to Galatians 2:20 and that the blood of Jesus has overcome and destroyed the devil, cleansing me from all my sins. Rejoice friends because Hebrews 2:14 promises when Jesus died on the cross, the devil and the power of death was destroyed forevermore.
Note also that Jesus said that when Mary Magdalene anointed him with spikenard at Simon's house, the spikenard ointment was to be used for his burial to preserve His body from decay. Mary Magdalene like Rizpah wanted to preserve the Son of God's body from decay. Jesus said at Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Mark 14:3 speaks of Mary Magdalene anointing Jesus with spikenard at Simon's house and says And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious, and she brake the box, and poured it on His head.
People have said Brother Bob how do you know that the unnamed woman at Simon's house that anointed Jesus with spikenard was Mary Magdalene? In response I tell people to read Luke's account of this story at Luke 7:36 to the end of the chapter. Then notice at Luke 8:2 we see that after Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus with spikenard at Simon's house, Mary Magdalene was healed of evil spirits and infirmities and followed Jesus. Luke 8 says And it came to pass afterward, that He (Jesus) went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with him. And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils (the bible tells us that Mary Magdalene was the woman healed at Simon's house that followed Jesus).
OK, back to our study about Rizpah. After Rizpah for months ran off any bird or beast from her slain sons' and nephews' bodies, pictured above a man told King David that Rizpah was up on the hill underneath the seven slain sons of Saul. The man told King David that people all over the nation daily saw the silhouettes of seven trees, seven slain men, and one faithful woman named Rizpah going from one body to another body driving away any critter and it's shaming the entire nation that the boys have not been buried.
This caused David to feel guilty and ashamed that he killed innocent children for the sins of the people without a proper burial. As a result David gathered the bones of Saul, Jonathan, and the seven slain sons. David then buried Saul and Jonathan in the sepulchre of Kish who was Saul's father. Notice that only Saul and Jonathan were buried with no mention that Saul's seven slain sons were buried. I believe this occurred to have us remember that our Lord Jesus was resurrected and is not in any grave forevermore. We could say Rizpah like Mary Magdalene couldn't find the bodies of her sons or Jesus because they were all risen from the dead. Saul and his seven sons were anointed and like Jesus are not in any grave but risen living forevermore in the kingdom of God.
Next read how the bible describes how David was shamed by Rizpah and gathered the bones of Saul's seven sons, Saul, and Jonathan, burying only Saul and Jonathan. 2 Samuel 21:11 says And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah the concubine of Saul had done. And David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son from the men of Jabesh gilead which had stolen them from the street of Bashan, where the Philistines had hanged them when the Philistines had slain Saul in Gilboa.
2 Samuel 21:13 goes on to say And he brought up from thence the bones of Saul and the bones of Jonathan his son; and they gathered the bones of them that were hanged. And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah. In the sepulchre of Kish his father, and they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God was intreated for the land.
Now, as you all look at the second picture above, see how as King David in the old testament felt guilty for killing the seven innocent sons of Saul, the 3000 people in the new testament who heard Peter preach how Jesus died for their sins also felt guilty for crucifying our Lord Jesus. Wow, like David these three thousand people felt guilty for killing the innocent Son of God Jesus and repented, got saved, and accepted Jesus as their Lord.
The story about the second picture and Peter's sermon to the 3000 people that crucified Jesus is found at Acts 2:36 that says Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. As Peter like Rizpah preached that innocent Jesus died for the sins of the people, the 3000 people like King David realized that their sins had wrongfully killed our Lord Jesus, and they all got saved. Acts 2:40 goes on to say And with many other words did he (Peter) testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Notice also that many of the priests also believed and accepted Jesus as their Lord as they heard the disciples preach how Jesus died for the sins of the people. Acts 18:8 says And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue believed on the Lord with all his house and many of the Corinthians hearing believed and were baptized. Friend, I pray in Jesus name, we can be like Rizpah and Peter and remind people that innocent Jesus died for their sins, rose again and must be confessed as God to be saved, as lost sinners receive everlasting life.
As always it has been a great joy to write this bible study today about Rizpah. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at email@example.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.