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 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.