Sunday, February 23, 2014

Who Else Purchased A Field Like Jesus To Claim A Treasure



     Last week we studied how Jesus bought the world as a field with his own blood to claim his saints as treasure. Today we will look at how other people in the bible like Jesus purchased fields to claim treasure. God put all these stories in the bible about people purchasing fields to claim treasure to encourage us that Jesus owns this world and his treasured saints who are freed from any claim or bondage by the devil. Pictured above we see that the first time a field is mentioned in the bible occurred when Cain and Abel made offerings to God. Genesis 4:8 says And Cain talked with his brother Abel, and it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, where is Abel thy brother? And he said I know not, Am I my brother's keeper? And He said, what hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

     OK, note that Cain whose name means possession tried to claim possession of the field or world by killing his brother Abel whose name means breath. But, Abel's blood breathed out from the ground to God claiming ownership of the field as a sign that thousands of years later the blood of Jesus would speak better things than the blood of Abel as it bought the field or world and claimed to the devil that His treasured saints belong to Jesus' peaceful kingdom forevermore. Hebrews 12:24 tells us And to Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Right now praise our Lord Jesus for buying all His treasured saints with His blood that speaks as evidence to the devil that all believers in Jesus as Lord are free from any bondage by the devil forevermore.

     OK, pictured above we see that Abraham also like Jesus purchased a cave named Machpelah (defined as double portion) in the end of a field in Mamre (defined as strength) owned by Ephron, son of Zohar, the Hittite who was a descendant of the sons of Heth (defined as terror) to claim a burial ground for his treasured wife Sarah. Like Abraham, Jesus purchased the field or world with His blood to claim his bride (the treasured buried and living saints) as His wife to live with Him forevermore in peace in the kingdom.  Genesis 23 tells us that after Sarah died at age 127, Abraham wanted to bury her. A man named Ephron, son of Zohar, owned a cave in the end of his field named Machpelah which was in Mamre. At Mamre, the angels spoke to Abraham fifty years earlier and told him he was going to have a baby.

     When Abraham asked Ephron if he could bury his wife Sarah at Machpelah, Ephron said take it, I'll give it to you. Abraham said, No, I want to buy it. Ephron said, but you're a prince of God, you can have this cave, my field, and any sepulchre you want in the whole country. Abraham said, No, I want the cave of Machpelah to be mine. I want to own and have the title to the cave of Machpelah after I buy it. I don't want there to be any doubt about who owns the cave of Machpelah in the field of Mamre.  Then Abraham asked Ephron, If you were going to sell Machpelah, what would you ask for it. Ephron said, Well, 400 shekels of silver; Pictured above Abraham weighed 400 pieces of silver (click click click click) and paid Ephron saying now Machpelah is mine and is not a gift. Abraham said now without a doubt I own Machpelah.

     OK, pictured above, after Abraham purchased Machpelah, he buried his treasured wife Sarah in the cave of Machpelah at the end of the field in Mamre. Note that when Abraham purchased Machpelah, like Jesus, he bought the entire field or world (all the trees and all the borders round about of the field of Mamre). Genesis 23:17 says And the field of Ephron which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about were made sure unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth before all that went in at the gate of this city, in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan.

     As a final commentary about Machpelah defined as double portion and Mamre defined as strength, note that the saints like Sarah are buried treasure in this world and will receive a double portion of strength as Jesus claims His hidden treasured saints in this world and takes them to the blessed kingdom. Also, note that as Jesus paid His blood to the Father to purchase his saints, Abraham paid 400 shekels of silver to Ephron (defined as fawn like), son of Zohar (defined as the tawny brownish orange color of a lion). Abraham like Jesus also paid the Father who is one with Jesus as the Lion of the tribe of Judah who climbs the heights like a deer the price of blood (30 pieces of silver or 400 pieces of silver) as the redemption price to claim their treasured bride saints. Finally, note like Jesus, Abraham claimed his buried wife Sarah as his treasure before the sons of Heth (defined as the terror of this world) as a witness to this wicked world that any buried or living saint as the bride of Christ in this world belongs to Jesus as God.

     OK, pictured above is what the cave of Machpelah looks like today in 2014. You might say Brother Bob why can't I see the cave of Machpelah in the picture above? The reason you can't see the cave of Machpelah is because a muslim mosque named Ibrahimi seen above has been built on the top of the blessed tombs of the patriarchs and matriarchs. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah are all buried in the cave of Machpelah which is also called the cave of the patriarchs and matriarchs. The only matriarch missing from the cave of Machpelah is Rachel, who is believed to be buried near Bethlehem, where she died during childbirth. Joseph also is not buried in the cave of  Machpelah because Joseph was buried in Shechem much later after the children of Israel came out of Egypt and returned to the promised land. 

     The following scriptures show us who is currently buried at the cave of Machpelah. Genesis 25:7 proves that Abraham is buried at Machpelah and says And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived; 175 years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah in the field of Ephron, the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre.

     Genesis 49:29 shows us that Isaac, Rebecca, Jacob and Leah are also buried in the cave of Machpelah and says And he (Jacob) charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite. In the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife, and there I buried Leah. 

     Now note again that pictured above the muslim mosque of Ibrahimi is sitting on top of the cave of Machpelah and the tombs of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah. Today in 2014, the muslims have forbidden any entrance into the cave of Machpelah to view the patriarchs' and matriarchs' tombs. But Brother Bob has news for these muslims. One day soon Jesus is gonna come to this world and the muslim mosque of Ibrahimi is gonna crumble and the graves of the saints are gonna open up all over this world, and old Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah, Rebekah, and Leah are gonna run again.

     Everyone buried in the cave of Machpelah is a part of the kingdom of God and the devil can't do a thing about it. The fact is, Jesus is gonna come and scattered all over the world are graves of his children and there ain't nothing gonna hold them bodies down. Today, the Jews, presidents, kings, queens, and mighty leaders of this world might be scared of the mosque of Ibrahimi, the Dome of the Rock , and the mosque of Omar in Jerusalem; But when Jesus comes, them things is going down brothers and sisters. The twin towers in New York City that fell down in 2001 ain't gonna be nothing compared to what Jesus is gonna do to Ibrahimi, the mosque of Omar, and the Dome Of The Rock. When Jesus comes back to this earth, Jesus will flatten that whole muslim mess and the saints will rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years and forevermore in the blessed kingdom of God.

     Friends, buddah, allah, and any muslim gods are just little g gods of this world. And there's all sorts of little g gods today in this world. But there's only one big G God named Jesus. And that's why the bible calls God with a big G, the God of gods. Deuteronomy 10:17 says For the Lord your God (Jesus) is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty and and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. 

     Everyone, now let's look at yet another example pictured above of Hosea who like Jesus purchased a bride named Gomer for only 15 pieces of silver. Like Hosea, Jesus married and purchased His treasured bride saints when we were wicked sinners like the prostitute Gomer. God told Hosea to marry a prostitute named Gomer, and Hosea obeyed the Lord and married Gomer. Hosea 1:2 says The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms; for the land hath committed great whoredom; departing from the Lord. So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, which conceived and bare him a son.  

     But, after Hosea married Gomer the prostitute, Gomer left Hosea and again became a prostitute of the world. But, after the world took everything away from Gomer, the people in the world decided to sell Gomer as a slave. God said to Hosea, your wife's ready to come home now. She's run her course. She'll call you Ishi now which means husband. She'll come back now if you'll go get her. The world's selling her as a slave; Go down now to the used whore dealer and buy back Gomer as your friend.

     Friends, like Hosea, when Jesus bought us as sinners with His blood, Jesus called us all friends and not slaves or servants. Jesus said at John 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you; 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.

     OK, pictured above we see what happened when Hosea purchased Gomer from the used whore dealer of the world. When Hosea got to the slave auction, the auctioneer said, Here's a big strong woman; Hosea said No, I don't want her; Next the auctioneer said Here's a beautiful model, a perfect 10; Hosea again said No, I don't want her; The auctioneer looked at Hosea and said What's the matter with you are you crazy; You mean to say you don't want this strong woman who can work or this beautiful model who is a perfect 10; Hosea said No, have you got anything else. The auctioneer said yes we got an old wore out woman down her named Gomer ruined by the world and worth nothing. We'll sell her to you for bread and water. Hosea said, Well ah I'll take her. The used whore dealer looked at Hosea and said boy here's one of them suckers, we caught him at the car lot at the right time . 

     Friends, Jesus was like Hosea who bought us when the world rejected us as sinners. Jesus ignored the mockings and persecutions of this world and paid His blood to purchase his treasured saints to be his bride forevermore, overlooking their sins, as Hosea overlooked Gomer's sins. Right now say thank you Lord Jesus for buying me with your blood when I was a worthless sinner like Gomer, claiming me to be your blessed treasured bride forevermore.

     The bible speaks of the above picture at Hosea 3 that says Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine. So I bought her to me for 15 pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley. And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days, thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man, so will I also be for thee.

     For my final picture today we see yet another person named Jacob in the bible who bought a field to claim a treasured saint who wandered away from home named Dinah. After Jacob bought a field in Shechem where Dinah his daughter was defiled, pictured above Jacob erected there an altar and called it Elelohe Israel which means The Mighty God of Israel. Genesis 33:18 says And Jacob came to Shalem, a city of Shechem, which is in the land of Canaan, when he came from Padanaram, and pitched his tent before the city. And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for 100 pieces of money. And he erected there an altar, and called it Elelohe Israel.

     Also note that Jacob like Jesus as God had a claim to the world or Shechem before he bought the field. Before Jacob bought the field of Shechem, Jacob stole his older brother Esau's birthright for a bowl of soup. Then Jacob stole Esau's blessing from his blind daddy Isaac by imitating his brother Esau. After Jacob bought the field of Shechem, he backed up and said, this is my land anyway, I got it by birthright; it's my land anyway, I got it by Isaac's blessing, but now it's my land because I bought it. Jesus also told the devil, these treasured saints belong to me because I created them, but now they truly belong to me because I bought them with my blood.

     As always, it has been a blessing to write this bible study 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 Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.   

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jesus Bought A Field To Get A Treasure



     Everyone, as you look at the pictures above of the world and a treasure chest, be blessed as you read the following parable stated by our Lord Jesus. Matthew 13:44 says Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. Now notice that the man listed in the above parable bought the field and not the treasure. You might ask, Brother Bob why did the man buy the field and not the treasure? I'll give you a clue. Notice that the two pictures above show us that the treasure is hidden in the world. Therefore, the man bought the world to get the treasure.

     OK, let's decipher this parable at Matthew 13:44 and allow the Holy Ghost to explain the mystery of the man buying a field to get a treasure. First, the Lord Jesus showed Brother Bob that Jesus was the man buying the field. Also note that Matthew 13:38 says the field is the world. The saved believers in Jesus as God are called Jesus' peculiar treasure in the field at Exodus 19:5 that says Now therefore if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure (defined as valuable property) unto me above all people; for all the earth is mine.

     Note also that Psalm 135:4 says For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. Finally, 1 Peter 2:9 says But, ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people (defined as a preserved purchased possession that is God's valued property) that ye should shew forth the praise of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.

     Therefore, the Holy Ghost has shown us that Jesus is the man buying the field or world to get the treasure or believers in Jesus as God. Jesus paid his own blood to the Father as the purchase price to claim his saints as His peculiar treasure. This is proven by Acts 20:28 that says Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers to feed the church of God, which He (Jesus) hath purchased with His own blood. We should all praise Jesus for dying for us all and purchasing the saints with His own blood. Also, 1 Peter 1:18 says Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed (bought) with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But, with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb, without blemish and without spot.

     Next, you might ask why did Jesus purchase the field or the world? Why didn't Jesus just purchase the treasure or the saints? The reason Jesus purchased the world was to prove to the devil and everyone who He is, and that there is no doubt that the saints belong to Jesus. Friend reading this, Jesus bought the whole blessed world or field with His blood and Jesus owns this world. Therefore, I pray in Jesus name anyone reading this will get straightened up with landlord Jesus today and confess Jesus as God and believe in their heart that Jesus died for them and rose again.

     Soon Jesus, as owner of this world is gonna raise the dead, judge the quick (defined as those among the living), judge the dead, those going to the right hand, those going to the left hand, those going to the lake of fire, and those going to life everlasting. This is proven by 2 Timothy 4:1 that says I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom.



     Friends, as you look at the picture above realize that if you believe in Jesus as God, you are precious jewels and treasure that Jesus will gather out of this world to be with Him forevermore in peace in the kingdom. One day soon, Jesus is gonna take his hidden buried treasure in this world that are His saints (that have died in Christ and are alive in Christ) to the kingdom, and then Jesus is going to burn the field or the world.

     The prophet Malachi proclaimed that Jesus will remember and gather out of this world his saints as treasured jewels , taking them to the kingdom and sparing them from the burning fire that will destroy this world. Take time to read Malachi 3:16-17 that says Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up (gather) my jewels (treasure); and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth Him. Hallelujah, Jesus will spare his saints from the fire that will destroy this world.

     After Jesus gathers his believers as jewels to the safe kingdom, Malachi then states that Jesus will burn and destroy this world and make a new heaven and earth with no sin. Malachi 4:1 says For behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings, and ye shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the Lord of hosts.

     You might say Brother Bob when Jesus comes back to gather his treasure will he remember me and save me from this wicked world?  Be encouraged friend, when Jesus calls, He won't overlook any of His saints. Friends, according to the parable Jesus has hid us all in safe places in this world. Colossians 3:3 says For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God; When Christ, who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.

     Jesus won't overlook anyone because Luke 19:10 says For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Since Jesus hid the church out yonder in this world or field from any harm by the devil, I reckon Jesus oughta be able to find the church. Jesus knows everything there is to be known and Jesus ain't gonna miss a one in Africa; He ain't gonna miss a one in Alaska; He ain't gonna miss a one in China, and He ain't gonna miss a one in Russia. Jesus will not overlook any of his jewels when He comes to gather His treasure.

     Friend reading this, no matter what part of the world you live in or where you come from, you have the glorious right to hear the gospel and be saved because Jesus died for the whole world and bought the entire world with His blood. Jesus is no respecter of persons. Them ole black boys down there in Africa got just as much right to hear the gospel as we do; them yellow guys over yonder in Vietnam and China got just as much right to hear the gospel as we do; them red folks out yonder in Montana got just as much right to hear the gospel as we do; Red, yellow, black, and white, they're all precious in God's sight. Therefore, whoever or wherever you are right now get saved and say Jesus is Lord and believe Jesus died for you and rose again.



     Now remember as you look at the pictures above of Judas casting down 30 pieces of silver in the temple before the priests and a place named Aceldama where strangers are buried, Jesus bought this world and His treasured saints with the price of His blood. After Judas cast down the 30 pieces of silver he was paid to betray Jesus in the temple, the priests used the 30 pieces of silver (the price of Jesus' blood on the cross) to buy the potter's field (also called Aceldama or the field of blood).

     Notice that the 30 pieces of silver was paid to the potter or the Father (God is the potter and His saints are the clay) to buy the potter's field. This is why Brother Bob states that Jesus paid the price of His blood to the Father to buy the world and get His saints as His treasure. Take time to read the prophet Zechariah's incredible prophecy that Judas would cast down 30 pieces of silver to be given to the potter for the potter's field (called Aceldama or the field of blood) where strangers are buried. Zechariah 11:12 says And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price, and if not forbear. So they weighed for my price 30 pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter; a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the 30 pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord (Judas' 30 pieces of silver was used by the priest to buy the potter's field).

     OK, now take some time to read about the first picture above of how Judas cast down the 30 pieces of silver that that priests used to buy the potter's field to bury strangers in. Matthew 27:3 says Then Judas, which had betrayed Him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself and brought again the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? See thou to that.

     Matthew 27:5 goes on to say And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore, that field was called the field of blood unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying And they took the 30 pieces of silver, the price of Him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

     Now, the second picture above which now exists in modern day Israel is a greek Orthodox monastery named St. Onophrius built next to the remains of the building called Aceldama which was a burial place for strangers in ancient Israel that the priests bought with Judas' 30 pieces of silver. Acts 1:18 says that Judas' 30 pieces of silver was used as the price of Jesus' blood to purchase Aceldama. Acts 1:18 says Now this man (Judas) purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers of Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.



     OK, as you look at the above two pictures, remember that since Jesus bought with His blood the whole world, Jesus died also for all the strangers and poor people buried in any potter's field. Today as in ancient Israel, a potter's field is used to bury strangers that don't have any relatives, no money, nowhere to be buried, no plot, no gravestone, no nothing. The potter's field is for the lowest down, the least down, and the farthest away that have nobody to help them or bury them.

     I got good news for these strangers and poor folk buried in the potter's field. Jesus loves anyone rejected by the world and buried in any potter's field. Since Jesus knows where every sparrow falls, Jesus knows every grave where a poor saint is laid to rest. Thirty pieces of silver betrayed innocent blood but it bought a field of poor innocent saints.  Note also that today the world buries little innocent aborted babies in potter's fields all over this world. But, Jesus loves all these strangers, poor folk, and aborted babies that the world has rejected. Jesus marks the spot of all these saints' graves in any potter's field.

     And one day soon, Jesus is gonna say to all these saints in any grave scattered around the world, Come up hither and all the saints will live forevermore with Jesus in peace. Jesus ain't gonna leave any saint in any grave. Jesus is gonna come and get all his saints just as sure as He saved them. Just as sure as Jesus came through the virgin womb of Mary at Bethlehem and went out through the clouds to glory, Jesus is coming again to take his treasured saints to the peaceful kingdom. Note that Jesus loves the poor stranger in any potter's field just as much as He loves the rich. You can go to heaven if you're poor or rich because Jesus bought the whole field. No one is outside the limits of Jesus as the Almighty God.

     Friend, remember no saint is worthless with an unmarked grave in the sight of Jesus. They used to sing a song mother's not dead, she's only a sleeping just faithfully waiting for Jesus to call. The mountains are full, the hills are loaded with the treasured saints in the field, and Jesus is coming soon to gather them all to glory. Every saint in every hollow, every hill, every ocean, and every sea will soon rise to everlasting joy, peace, and life when Jesus calls and all the saints will say Here we are Lord, present and accounted for.

     Hallelujah, Jesus owns the whole world and will come back soon to claim his treasured saints to be with him in the kingdom's peace forevermore proven by Psalm 24:1 that says The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof, the world, and they that dwell therein. Also, note that Jesus proclaimed in the Word that He owned this world when He said at Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills; I know all the fowls of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are mine. Hallelujah, Jesus owns all the cattle upon a thousand hills and all the taters in the hills.

     Friend reading this anywhere, rejoice and know that as you claim Jesus as Lord, Jesus as the owner of this world will claim you as his valued treasure. The bible promises that Jesus will gather from the four corners of this earth all that belong to Him of every tongue, kindred, nation, and people as one in Christ Jesus and take them to be with Him in the kingdom. Revelation 5:9 tells us And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy 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.

     Another place in the bible that says Jesus will gather his treasured saints out of the world to be with Him in the kingdom is at Matthew 24:30 that says And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

     To conclude this bible study, remember neighbor since Jesus bought this world and now owns us as friends and treasured saints we need to praise and glorify Jesus because we are not our own. 1 Corinthians 6:19 says What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price (Jesus' blood); therefore glorify God in your body, and in your Spirit, which are God's. Note that as Jesus owns us, Jesus calls us friends and not slaves or servants. Jesus said at John 15:14-15 Ye are my friends, If ye do whatsoever I command you. 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.

     Friend, remember in the parable, Jesus as the man sold all that He had to buy the field and get us as treasured saints. Jesus not only gave His life, Jesus gave His blood, and Jesus gave His all for every saint. Jesus truly loves you friend in any nation because He died on the cross for you and paid his blood to redeem us all from the curse of this ungodly world. Right now let's all remember how much Jesus loved us by dying on the cross for sinners and let's all praise and thank Jesus for using His own blood to buy this world and claim us all as his treasured saints. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power, glory, and honour forevermore.

     It has been a joy writing this bible study today and I pray in Jesus name it blesses my friends everywhere with peace and strength forevermore. Jesus wrote this bible study and used Brother Bob as His vessel. 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, February 9, 2014

Witness Witness Witness


     For today's message Brother Bob says to my friends everywhere have compassion for lost souls and tell the nations about the Lord Jesus Christ. According to the picture above, Jesus said at Mark 16:15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Neighbor, if you want your life to be blessed and happy, share with everyone that Jesus is God and that whosoever believes that Jesus died for them and rose again shall be saved.

     Jesus showed Brother Bob that the prophet Daniel stated that every time a person wins a lost soul to Jesus, they get a star in their crown in heaven. Daniel 12:3 tells us And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever (note that when we turn souls to righteousness and Jesus, we receive stars in our crowns that shine for ever and ever).

     Proverbs 11:30 says The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. This scripture says when a soul is won to Jesus Christ, fruit is added to the tree of life which is Jesus in the kingdom. Friend, remember that we should rejoice to win just one soul to Jesus. Brother Bob would rejoice if this book for Jesus just reached one lost soul in another country. It's not about the numbers of souls we reach; it's about being obedient and preaching Jesus to the nations and rejoicing for any soul coming to Jesus in any nation. Luke 15:10 says Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God (this means Jesus rejoices) over one sinner (notice this says one and not many) that repenteth.

     Neighbor, just be obedient and preach Jesus to the nations like Noah who was a preacher of righteousness for 120 years who won no converts outside of his family. This did not discourage Noah who was faithful and kept working on the ark and did not worry about the number of souls he won to the Lord. Friends lets keep working for Jesus like Noah and abide by Ecclesiastes 11 that says Cast thy bread (note the bread is Jesus so keep preaching Jesus to the nations) upon the waters (send the gospel message across the waters by internet, mail, or phone); for thou shalt find it after many days (meaning your work for Jesus will last forever and be found again).

     Our labor for Jesus will not be in vain for it is God that giveth the increase for all our good deeds for Jesus. 1 Corinthians 3:7 says So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Brother Bob is humble and wants all the praise and glory to be given to Jesus as he is used as a vessel to tell the nations about Jesus.

     J. Harold Smith, a great preacher of God said If he went a whole year without winning one soul to Jesus, he would resign from the ministry. A pastor of a church should at least find one lost person somewhere in the community that he could lead to Jesus. As full of sinners as this world is, there is no reason why any preacher, deacon, teacher, or any christian should go a week, a month, a year, or a whole lifetime without winning one soul to Jesus.

     Neighbor, are you willing to be like the man pictured above who is willing to be a watchman for the house of Israel, warning the wicked of their sins, so the blood of the wicked is not required at his hand. The prophet Isaiah said at Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

     The prophet Ezekial also told us to warn sinners at Ezekial 3:17 that says Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore hear the word of my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die, and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet, if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

     Let's all be like the apostle Paul who warned many sinners of their wicked ways as he preached Jesus and was pure from the blood of all men. Acts 20:25 says And now behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. According to Acts 20:31 Paul warned people about their sins for three years night and day with tears and says Therefore, watch, and remember that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

     Neighbor, do you realize that there are millions of lost souls in many nations that know nothing about our Lord Jesus and the gospel. It is our responsibility and our obligation, and not only is it our responsibility and our obligation, it is our glorious privilege to tell lost souls everywhere about Jesus. I pray in Jesus name we all can say as Paul did to Agrippa at Acts 26:19 I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision, but shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God and do works meet for repentance.

     Saints, we need to support any missionary work to share the gospel with any nation. Some people will say the task of missionary work is too hard. Why try to win one lost soul to Jesus? A few uninstructed christians have even said why interfere with the heathen, they have their own religions and we should not go and upset their culture. These people say we shouldn't send missionaries to Africa and get the heathen to believe Jesus. They mistakenly say we should just let the heathen alone. If they are sincere, they'll make it to heaven. That's a lie. The only way anybody is going to get to heaven, a little pygmy in Africa, or a lord in the Parliament in England, Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, white or black, the only way any man or woman will get to heaven is through Jesus Christ our Lord and by accepting the sacrifice Jesus made at the cross and by being washed in Jesus' precious blood that He shed upon the tree.

     We need to tell people everywhere in the nations that Jesus is the only door and way to get to heaven. Jesus 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. Jesus also said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Friends, we need to obey the great commission stated at Matthew 28:10 when Jesus said Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded you.



     I pray in Jesus name we can all be like Paul pictured above and when we hear the Macedonian call of a lost sinner in another country saying come over and help us, we will immediately go and preach Jesus and life to that lost soul. Acts 16:9 says And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. Brother Bob has heard the Macedonian call from my friends in the many nations and will faithfully share the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by writing many bible studies in my book for Jesus to strengthen and encourage my friends in the many nations.

     Neighbor, can you hear the Macedonian call from millions of lost souls in many nations? These lost souls are saying come over and help us. Come over and tell us the wonderful gospel truth about Jesus Christ and His precious blood shed to redeem us from sin. Can you hear that little pygmy in Africa. Can you hear that little woman or young man in China or India calling calling calling for you to tell them about Jesus. Jesus told us at Luke 14:23 Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

     Friend, Jesus loves the whole world and wants us to win lost souls from many nations in this world. John the Baptist said at John 1:29 Behold, the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. Jesus died for all men and women everywhere proven by the following scriptures. 1 John 2:2 says And He (Jesus) is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. Romans 10:12 says For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever (this means any person in any nation) shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Finally Revelation 22:17 says And the Spirit and the bride say come, and let him that heareth say come; And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

     Neighbor, are you willing to obey Luke 14:23 stated in the picture above and Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them (lost sinners) to come in, that my house may be filled. Jesus will give christians great joy when they see lost souls in many nations give their hearts to Jesus. It's victory when we see a lost drunkard give his heart to Jesus and become sober. It's victory when we see a woman whose reputation was vile and bad as a prostitute on drugs, give her life to Jesus and several weeks later she blossoms into a beautiful christian lady.

     It's victory to see a drug addict who found Jesus not wearing dirty filthy clothes but looking decent with a bath and haircut. It's victory to see a prostitute who found Jesus, get out of her filthy garments that she wore on the streets and put on a beautiful dress and act like a christian woman of God.

     Hallelujah, when a lost soul gets saved, everything around him, the hound dog, the cat, and even the canary will know that there has been a change. I heard a testimony about a drunk who was so mean he took the shoes off his dead little baby daughter and sold them to buy whisky and booze. The hound dog at this drunk's house would be afraid of him when he came home each night and would hide under the porch. But, one day this drunk got saved and when he came home, the night he got saved, the hound dog, his wife, and kids all ran to him rejoicing and knowing that the drunk was changed and saved. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


     Friends, as you look at the churches above in Africa and India, do you have compassion for your brothers and sisters to share the good news of Jesus to strengthen their hearts. Take time to meditate on the following scriptures that tell us to care and be concerned about other christians like the saints pictured above in the little churches in Africa and India. Look at how our Lord Jesus was moved with compassion for lost souls at Matthew 9:36 that says But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.

     Friend, when you look at the pictures above of your fellow believers in Africa and India, is there any compassion in your heart to do something today on this internet for Jesus so that someone in Africa, India, China, Brazil, or Europe can smile and receive peace as you share the good news of Jesus. Lamentations 3:51 says Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city. Is our heart affected and moved with compassion to share a kind word on this internet for Jesus with the little daughters in the many nations like the little daughters pictured above.

     Remember, when lost souls come to Jesus, it revives the hearts of God's people. When nations serve Jesus as God, these nations become blessed by Jesus as God. Psalm 33:12 say Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for his own inheritance. Proverbs 14:34 says Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people. Finally Psalm 9:17 says The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

     As always, it has been a blessing writing this bible study because only what we do for Jesus will last. 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, February 2, 2014

The Towla Worm Preaches A Gospel Sermon


     Today's message is special and is about the towla worm pictured above that preaches a gospel sermon about the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We can find the towla worm in the bible at Psalm 22:6 where the I Am which is Jesus as God proclaimed that He was a towla worm by saying But I am a worm (defined as a towla scarlet crimson worm that still exists today), and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. Jesus was God's only Son, the crimson towla worm whose shed blood makes us whiter than snow.

     Friends, as we look at the life of the towla worm today, we will learn about Jesus. Before a towla worm has her babies, she climbs on a tree all by herself. Nobody forces the towla worm to get on the tree. She willingly searches out the kermes oak which is symbolic of its destiny. Then by her own choice, she climbs on the kermes oak tree. Jesus, by His own choice (not by man's choice), climbed upon the cross (made of kermes oak and not from a dogwood tree), and He did not come down until He finished what He came to earth to perform which was to die for our sins.

     Neighbor, did you know that Jesus fully obeyed a command from His Father to lay down His life for sinners and take it again as He died to display His love for the saints. John 10:17 says 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.

     Jesus could have called twelve legions of angels to set Him free from the cross, but Jesus stayed on the cross and died to save multitudes of lost sinners. Matthew 26:52 says Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and He shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be.

     After the towla worm attaches herself to the kermes oak tree, she knows that she will not come back down alive. The towla worm goes to the tree to birth a family and to do that she must die. The towla worm's babies can not live unless their mother dies. Because Jesus died for the saints, the saints can now live. Colossians 1:21 tells us And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled. In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight.

     Next the towla worm will make sure she is secure because her body will be the shelter for her young that are born. The prophet Isaiah also proclaimed that the man Jesus was the shelter from the storm for His believers that are born again at Isaiah 32:2 saying And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert (shelter) from the tempest (storm); as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Friends remember that it was not nails that held our Savior to the cross. It was love! That same love and broken body of our Lord Jesus is the protection for us against all the winds of heresy and unbelief of the ages.

     You might say why is there a red crimson stain on the tree pictured above? The answer can be found as we continue to study the life of the towla worm as she gives birth to her babies. During her birthing process, the towla worm secretes a crimson fluid or gel. The scarlet dye fluid covers her entire body and all the eggs she lays. It also leaves a stain on the tree, which will never fade away with the passing of time. The wind can't remove it, the waters can't wash it out, and age along with time can't do any harm to it.

     Please excuse me if I stop to shout right here! You may need to pause to join me and shout for joy too! The blood of Jesus stained Him, the cross, and all of us which are saved as the children of God. The bible proclaims at Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus Christ (and the blood of Jesus Christ shed at the cross) is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Therefore, according to Revelation 12:11 the saints will forevermore overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb Jesus. Tell the devil that the blood of Jesus forever covers me and is evidence and proof that all my troubles, fears and problems have been destroyed forevermore by Jesus at the cross.

     Brother Bob also tells people everywhere to say daily to the devil I am crucified with Christ and the blood of Jesus forevermore covers me to defeat and overcome the devil as they praise and worship Jesus as God. I believe the blood of Jesus is our most powerful weapon to destroy the devil and give us victory daily in our lives. The blood of Jesus will never lose its power. Thank you Lord Jesus for forever covering your saints with the blood of Jesus that never fades away and forevermore overcomes and defeats the devil.

     Take time to praise Jesus for dying for us all on the cross so saints can be blessed and live as you read these blessed scriptures. Hebrews 2:10 says For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Jesus truly proved that He was the towla scarlet worm when the soldiers mocked Jesus and put a scarlet robe on Jesus. The bible says at Matthew 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto Him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.

     OK, let's get back to discussing the towla worm pictured above. After the towla worm birthed her family and died, something amazing took place. For only a period of three days after the death of the towla worm, the towla worm could be scraped from the tree and mixed with water to make a scarlet dye that could never be removed.

     The bible states that this scarlet dye from the towla worm was used to make the curtains of the tabernacle and the priestly garments. Exodus 26:1 says Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet (defined as the scarlet dye from the towla worm). Also Exodus 28:6 says And they shall make the ephod (priestly garment) of gold, of blue, and of purple, of scarlet (defined as the scarlet dye form the towla worm), and fine twined linen, with cunning work.

     Now after three days and on the morning of the fourth day, the towla worm had pulled its head and tail together and was now in the shape of a heart on the tree, but it was no longer crimson red. The towla worm was now a wax that was white as snow. Friends, right now praise our Lord Jesus for being God's heart that died on the cross for you whose blood washes us whiter than snow. The prophet Isaiah stated at Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

     Now note that after the towla worm turns into a wax, this wax is harvested and used to make shellac, a preservative that protects wood. The resurrection after three days of our Lord Jesus was the shellac or the proof that preserved the message that Jesus died on the cross for multitudes of lost sinners for all generations. Without the resurrection, the cross would be meaningless.

     Finally, note that the towla worm is also very fragrant when it is crushed. No other life in history has sweetened the pathway of humanity like the crimson towla worm who was crushed for our sin, Jesus. And yet another blessed fact about the towla worm is that a crushed towla worm can be used as medicine. We praise you Lord Jesus for being our crushed towla worm that heals all diseases.

     Friend, Jesus is the towla crimson worm who died and was crushed for you. Jesus protected us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Galatians 3:13 says Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. Take time now to reflect on the price Jesus paid to redeem our souls from destruction. Jesus died for us. Will you live for Him?


     Friends, as you look at the pictures above take time to meditate on Matthew 4:19 where Jesus said Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Notice that in the first picture when Jesus as the towla worm was present in the boat with Peter and James, they caught a great multitude of fishes that their net brake. Jesus said to Peter at Luke 5:4 Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught (catch or haul of fish). Luke 5:6 goes on to say And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake.

     Neighbor, Jesus showed Brother Bob that Jesus is the bait or towla worm that got hooked at the cross of calvary that saints must use as fishers of men to catch and pull lost sinners out of the fire of hell. Notice in the second picture that after Jesus was resurrected, he again showed the disciples that He was the towla worm that could catch multitudes of fish or lost sinners. Jesus told the disciples at John 21:6 fishing after His resurrection, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

     When Jesus died, He was the middle man on the cross. On one side of Him there was a man dying in his sins, and on the other side of Him there was a man dying from his sins, but the man on the middle cross was dying for sin. After Jesus died on the cross for us, Jesus made us adopted sons of God. And as adopted sons of God, no man can remove us from God's will and blessed inheritance. If a parent has natural kin, they can remove them from their will, but if a child is adopted, the adopted child can not be removed from a parent's will by law.

     The following scriptures proclaim saints as adopted children of Jesus who have a blessed inheritance that can never be removed by any man or law. Romans 8:15 says For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry Abba Father. Ephesians 1:5 says Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.

     Friends, as believers in Jesus as God, we all are property owners of mansions given to us by Jesus on hallelujah boulevard. When the saints get to their mansions in the kingdom, they will be ready to immediately move into, and they won't have to wait on the streets for the builders to perform the finishing touches on their mansions. I need to add this other blessed revelation I heard from another preacher. According to Philippians 1:21 that says For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain saints experience a win win situation where they can not lose.
 
     OK, my last picture above of Jonah who was used as bait like a towla worm as he was thrown from a ship and swallowed by a great fish reminds Brother Bob about Jesus as the towla worm. Jonah 1:15 says So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea, and the sea ceased from her raging. Jonah 1:17 goes on to say Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

     Now you might say how does the above picture of Jonah being used as a towla worm for a great fish to swallow relate to Jesus? The answer can be found at Matthew 12:40 that says For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly (defined as a sea monster or devil's belly), so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

     Jonah as a type of towla worm was swallowed by the devil sea monster or great fish. Jesus also as a towla worm was swallowed by the devil at the cross. But, like Jonah, when Jesus was swallowed by the devil , Jesus destroyed the devil at the cross and after three days the devil had to let loose of Jesus and Jonah. This is proven by Ephesians 4:9 that says Now that He (Jesus) ascended, what is it but that He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things.

     The devil thought he had defeated Jesus at the cross but Jesus turned the tables on the devil and destroyed the devil at the cross. Hebrews 2:14 says that through death He (Jesus) might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. Jesus totally stripped the devil of his power and proclaimed to the devil at Revelation 1:18 now I have the keys of hell and death and I am He that liveth and was dead, and behold I am alive forevermore; Amen, and have the keys of hell and death.

     As always, I have enjoyed writing this bible study about the towla worm and I pray in Jesus name it blesses my friends everywhere with peace and strength. 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.