Sunday, March 30, 2014
Friends, as you read today's bible study Jesus is telling us all to go everywhere and preach the Word of God to cause people to make a decision to follow Jesus as God. According to the prophet Joel there are multitudes of people everywhere on this earth that need someone to tell them the Word of God so they can be saved and make a decision to confess Jesus as God and believe in their hearts that Jesus died for them on the cross and rose again. Joel 3:14 says Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision; for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
I pray in Jesus name people can see the vision of lost souls in many nations that need to hear the preaching of the Word of God about Jesus as God. Friends, Jesus wants us to be concerned about lost souls everywhere and share the good news of the gospel about Jesus everywhere we go. Jesus told us at Matthew 9:37 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. When the Lord asks at Isaiah 6:8 Whom shall I send, and who will go for us, let us all respond like the prophet Isaiah and say Here am I, send me.
Notice that when Paul and Barnabas preached the Word of God it caused a separation of believers and unbelievers in Jesus and caused people to make a decision to follow Jesus. This is why it is so important to preach the Word of God to allow lost souls to make a decision to accept Jesus as Lord. Acts 14:1 says And it came to pass in Iconium, that they (Paul and Barnabas) went both together into the synagogue of the Jews,and so spake (note that as they spake the Word of God it allowed lost souls to make a decision to follow Jesus), that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
What we learn from Paul and Barnabas as they preached and so spake is that a separation occurred as Jews and Gentiles decided to follow Jesus, while at the same time Jews and Gentiles rejected Jesus. The separation that occurred was not between male and female, Jew and Gentile, or black and white. The separation that occurred was between the saved and the lost.
Friends, God's filing cabinet has only two sections called saved and lost. In one section of God's filing cabinet we see saved spanish, chinese, indian, black, and white believers, while in the other section of God's filing cabinet we see lost spanish, chinese, indian, black and white unbelievers. The only thing that matters when it comes to eternity is whether you are saved or lost. Notice that there is no separation in eternity because of a person's race, background, or religion. The only separation that occurs out yonder in eternity is between saved people and lost people.
Neighbor, pay close attention to the warning above and get off the fence because Jesus rejects people who are lukewarm fence straddlers and make no decision to follow Jesus as God. So many people coast along in life and put off making a decision to accept and follow Jesus as God. Jesus gave us a warning at Revelation 3:15 and said I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot; I would thou wert cold or hot; So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
I pray in Jesus name people everywhere reading this will today make a decision to get off the fence as a lukewarm straddler and accept Jesus as God and become saved. 2 Timothy 2:19 says Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having his seal; The Lord knoweth them that are His. And let every one that nameth the name of Christ, depart from iniquity. Friends, decide right now whether you're saved or lost, but don't just straddle the fence. Jesus rejects fence straddlers but will save anyone who will confess Jesus as God and believe in their heart that Jesus died for them on the cross and rose again.
All throughout the bible we see that people had to make decisions to follow Jesus as God and be saved or reject Jesus as God and be lost. Pictured above we see that Moses drew a line in the sand and said those on the Lord's side step over here and those who did not step over that line were swallowed up and went to hell in a shirttail. Friend reading this what side of Moses' line are you on? I pray in Jesus name everyone who reads this will step over Moses' line to be with Jesus as God in peace forevermore.
Numbers 16:23 says And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying Speak unto the congregation saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah Dathan, and Abiram. And he spake unto the congregation saying, Depart I pray you from the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram chose not to follow God and as a result were swallowed up as the earth opened her mouth as they went to be forever into the pit of hell.
Numbers 16:31 goes on to say And it came to pass as he (Moses) had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them. And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them went down alive into the pit (hell) and the earth closed upon them and they perished from among the congregation.
Another place in the bible where people had to make a choice to follow Jesus as God or reject Jesus as God occurred when the prophet Elijah said at 1 Kings 18:21 How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God follow him; But if Baal then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. Everyone reading this anywhere, we have to make a choice today about Jesus. Are you for Jesus or against Jesus. Jesus said at Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.
Joshua 24:15 also says And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Matthew 6:24 also says no man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other; Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Friends after you read these scriptures make up your mind today if you are for or against Jesus. Find out today right now if you are saved or lost; find out if you are going to heaven or to hell. Quit coasting along as a fence straddler making no decision to follow Jesus as God because this will allow the devil to drag you to hell by deception. Friend reading this, right now get saved and say Jesus you are God and I believe you died on the cross for me and rose again.
What I want everyone to learn from this bible study is that only what we do for Jesus as we preach the Word of God will last forever. As you look at the picture above Brother Bob asks all my friends in the many nations, can you name your great grandparents? Most people can't which proves that most people will be forgotten in three generations. But if someone lives for Jesus like Brother Bob and writes a book for Jesus, three generations later people might say I personally did not meet Brother Bob but I'll remember him for all the things he said about Jesus from a one bedroom apartment in the poorest section of Reynoldsburg Ohio USA.
Great men of God like DL Moody who lived in the 1800's are remembered for their writings about Jesus more than other great men of the 1800's who did nothing for the Lord Jesus. I might not have personally met a great christian writer from the 1600's named John Bunyan who wrote from prison about Jesus but it will be an honor to meet John Bunyan soon in the kingdom. The world might cast away John Bunyan and Brother Bob as outcasts but the Word of God written by John Bunyan and Brother Bob will last forever. Hebrews 11:38 tells us that the world rejected John Bunyan who was considered not worthy, but according to Jesus John Bunyan is worthy and will be remembered and rewarded greatly in the kingdom for all his service to Jesus on this earth and his blessed book pilgrim's progress.
Only Jesus and the Word of God will last forever. This is proven by Matthew 24:35 that says Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Psalm 119:89 also says Forever O Lord thy Word is settled in heaven. Friends realize that we all are like a vapour that appears for a little time and then we're eternally yonder somewhere. James 4:14 says Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Make the most of your time and do something today for Jesus and win lost souls to our Lord Jesus.
To close out today's bible study, Brother Bob wants to share a blessed testimony of a sister who won her lost drunken husband to Jesus. After this sister got saved and began to go to church, her drunk husband accused her of chasing a deacon and cheating on him. One day after the husband got drunk, he took a gun and pointed it at his wife saying if you go to church today, I'm gonna kill you. The wife said pull the trigger and I'm going to heaven; Don't pull the trigger and I'm going to church. The husband threw the gun down and rolled out on the floor and got gloriously saved. I hope someday to meet this blessed woman of God and bless her greatly for her witness for Jesus who knows my good friend Pastor Sonny Mull.
As always, it is a great blessing to write these bible studies for Jesus and I pray in Jesus name that these bible studies bless multitudes of people with the joy and peace of knowing 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, March 23, 2014
Friends, notice in the picture above the great fixed gulf that separates paradise from hell. Every person on planet earth is either gonna spend eternity in paradise with Jesus or in hell and the lake of fire. I pray in Jesus name every person that reads this bible study will get saved and choose to say right now Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that Jesus died on the cross for them and rose again and get on the right side of the gulf with Jesus in the peace of paradise forevermore.
Jesus spoke about the gulf when he told the parable about the rich man and Lazarus. Luke 16:22 says And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom (defined as paradise); the rich man also died, and was buried. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried, and said Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted,and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Friends, when we leave this earth we're gonna either be in Abraham's bosom defined as paradise with Jesus or be in hell with the devil. Consider that when any person leaves this earth they will either drop into hell or they will be carried by the angels to be with Jesus in Abraham's bosom in paradise. Right now if you believe Jesus is your God and died for you on the cross and rose again you will be guaranteed a peaceful place on the blessed side of the gulf in paradise with Jesus.
In the early 1900's a preacher named RL Scarborough preached about the gulf to a saved wife and an unsaved husband. That night the husband said I heard that preacher say that there's a great gulf out yonder and that it's impossible to cross. Is it true wife? The wife said yes and showed him in the bible. He said wife we've been married for forty years and happy and I don't want to be separated from you. I want to get on your side of the gulf. He fell on the side of the bed and gave his heart and life to Jesus. And the next Sunday he walked up front and told the preacher; Now bless God I'm on the blessed side of the gulf with Jesus in peace forevermore.
Notice in the picture above that before Jesus talked about the gulf, the scribes and pharisees taught that there was a thin wall, handbreath, or fingerbreath between paradise and hell separated by a great fixed gulf. This is proven because the rich man in hell could see Lazarus in Abraham's bosom. At the cross, after Jesus told the dying thief today thou shalt be with me in paradise, Jesus went for three days with the dying thief to paradise into the lower parts of the earth beside hell to take paradise up to the third heaven. Friend, paradise ain't down no more. When Jesus descended into paradise for three days before He ascended to heaven, Jesus preached to the saints who lived before the cross and took paradise up. When the first drop of Jesus' blood hit the ground at the cross, the saints in paradise in the lower parts of the earth started to shout praises knowing that Jesus was coming to set them free from the captivity and prison of the devil.
Ephesians 4:8 tells us that Jesus first descended to the lower parts of the earth (defined as paradise by hell) to take the saints in paradise up to glory in the third heaven. Ephesians 4:8 says Wherefore He saith, when He ascended up on high, He led captivity captive and gave gifts unto men; Now that He 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.
And the scripture that proves that paradise is now up and not down by hell is at 2 Corinthians 12:2 that proclaims that the apostle Paul was caught up not down to the third heaven called paradise. 2 Corinthians 12:2 says I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body I cannot tell or whether out of the body I cannot tell, God knoweth; such an one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, whether in the body or out of the body, I cannot tell, God knoweth; How that he was caught up into paradise; and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
Paradise is up now friends. Jesus has taken all those things from the underground that belonged unto Him and now they're exalted highly in the heavens. When the saints who believe Jesus is God leave this world, they're goin up to paradise and not down. 2 Corinthians 5:8 says We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Now when the saints leave this earth, they won't be waiting for Jesus in the lower parts of the earth; all saints that believe Jesus is God will go straight to glory and up to peaceful paradise immediately after they leave this earth.
As you look again at another picture above of the great gulf, realize that there is a great gulf between man's sin and God's holiness. Isaiah 59:2 says But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear. The bible also says that God's eyes are too pure to look upon sin. Habakkuk 1:12 says Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity. Notice that the only way to paradise and the holy God Jesus is to have the blood of Jesus cleanse away all our sins.
The following scriptures prove that only the blood of Jesus can remove the separation from God because of our sins. As you read these scriptures look by faith at Jesus crucified and say I am crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) and the blood of Jesus has removed all my sins allowing me to cross the great gulf to be in peaceful paradise forevermore with Jesus. Revelation 1:5 says Unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. 1 John 1:7 says 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.
Now let me tell you why Brother Bob thinks a great gulf exists to separate paradise from hell. The great gulf is fixed so that people in hell can never get up yonder to Jesus and His saints in heaven and spoil heaven. Also, the great gulf is fixed so that the saints in paradise heaven with Jesus can never get down to hell and get all messed up with hell's crowd. I'm glad there's a gulf that prevents sin from entering into heaven.
OK, you might say what is Brother Bob up to now with pictures of wooden pews separated by a center aisle and a tightrope walker named Charles Blondin who crossed with a wheelbarrow over the Niagara Falls on a tightwire. These pictures show that on this earth people can bridge the gap and walk or run over gulfs or chasms. But after our time on this earth friend, there's a gulf out yonder that is impossible to cross that separates hell from paradise heaven. This great gulf out yonder separating paradise from hell can not be crossed.
My good friend Pastor Sonny Mull said that when the old timers used to have a shoutin good time, they would run down a wooden pew pictured above and jump over the center aisle and land on another wooden pew. It was a lot of fun and the old timers used to call it bridging the gap. Brother Bob and all of us need to try this once on this earth and rejoice as we leap happily over pews. But the gulf out yonder is a gap that can not be bridged.
The great gulf fixed out yonder is bottomless and impossible to cross. No rocket can fly across it; No ship can sail across it; No rock climber can climb across it; No jumper can jump across it; Evil Kneival can't do it; No car can drive across it; No runner can run across it; No swimmer can swim across it.
Now watch this. No tightrope walker can walk across the great fixed gulf out yonder. Take time to read this illustration of a true story about a great tightrope walker named Charles Blondin who could walk on a string just about anywhere. In 1862, he stretched a tightwire from Niagara Canada across to America across the Niagara Falls. He told the people how many believes I can walk this tightwire with a balancing stick across the Niagara Falls? The people said Naw nobody can do that. He gets his stick and he walks across it; Everybody's cheering Oh look at what he did; Oh, it's a miracle, Oh he's great. Blondin says now how many believes I can go across it without a balancing stick and just with my hands. The people said No No nobody can do that. He throws the stick down, walks across with nothing but his hands.
He gets on the other side and says now how many believes I can roll a wheelbarrow across this tightwire? The people said no way nope. He gets a wheelbarrow, he rolls that wheelbarrow across it; He gets to the other side and the people are clapping saying Oh God this man can do anything. He's invincible, He's perfect. He knows what he's doing; We believe anything you say.
Then Blondin says now who believes I can roll a 100 pound bag of feed across the tightwire in this wheelbarrow. The people said No we change our mind; you can't do that. He puts the 100 pound bag of feed in the wheelbarrow and rolls it across that wire. When he gets to the other side, the people say we believe anything you say. Anything you say we believe. We don't doubt nothing. You say it; we believe it. Blondin says OK, how many believes I can roll a man across this tightwire in this wheelbarrow. The people say Yea yea, we believe you can. Blondin says get in.
Friends reading this, do you really believe that Jesus can carry you across the gulf to be in paradise and peace with Jesus forevermore; Get in now today. Get saved. People say Oh God you created the heavens, you created the earth, the birds fly in the sky; the fish swim in the ocean; the worms dig through the dirt; the elephants run; and the stars testify. Oh God we believe that you are real and exist. OK get in right now and be saved saying Jesus you are God and I believe in my heart that you died for me on the cross and rose again. I claim in Jesus name for all those reading this that as they get up and get in right now and become saved that they will rejoice as Jesus takes hold of their lives and gets them across any gulf to eternal peace in paradise with Jesus.
Friends, you might say wow Brother Bob what are the three pictures above trying to say. As you look at the three pictures above remember that the great gulf exists out yonder and that there's gonna be a separation out yonder of the just from the wicked. According to the first picture, when Jesus returns to set up His kingdom, the angels will separate the just represented as wheat from the wicked represented as tares. Matthew 13:30 says Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers; Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them; but gather the wheat into my barn.
The second picture shows us that when Jesus returns to set up His kingdom, Jesus will separate the just represented as sheep from the wicked represented as goats. Matthew 25:32 tells us And before Him shall be gathered all nations and He shall separate them one from another; as a shepherd divideth His sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the king say unto them on His right hand; Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Matthew 25:41 goes on to say Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand; Depart from me, ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
Finally, the third picture shows us that when Jesus returns to set up His kingdom, His angels shall separate the just represented as good fish from the wicked represented as bad fish. Matthew 13:47 tells us Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind; which when it was full, they drew to shore and sat down and gathered the good into vessels but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world; the angels shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just; And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
To conclude this bible study today, I pray all my friends everywhere will read closely 2 Corinthians 13:5 that says Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves; know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? Surely no one reading this bible study in any country is a reprobate? Consider Jesus living in you today as your God, believing in your heart that Jesus died on the cross for you and rose again as you become saved. I believe Lord Jesus that this little bible study will save multitudes all over this earth and guarantee that they will forever be on the blessed side of the fixed gulf out yonder with our Lord Jesus.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. I pray in Jesus name that they bless many people in many nations with peace and joy. 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, March 9, 2014
For today's bible study put on your seat belts as we discover many hidden blessings from the Word of God. I pray in Jesus name all my friends everywhere will be strengthened and blessed as they read these revealed mysteries from our Lord Jesus Christ. For our first parable, let's look at a prophecy stated at Matthew 12:40 that says For as Jonas (Jonah) was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. This prophecy declares that Jesus will after the cross be three full days and three full nights in the heart of the earth preaching to the saints that lived before the cross and then ascend with these saints to the kingdom on high.
To prove that it took Jesus three full days and nights to rise from the dead, pictured above we see a time line of the last seven days from the gospel of Mark. Mark is the only gospel that records the last seven days of Jesus on this earth. The gospel of Mark proves that Jesus died and was buried on Friday evening and rose from the grave on Sunday morning for a full three days and nights during a leap year. Below is a listing of each day of Jesus' last week with corresponding scriptures from the gospel of Mark.
On Palm Sunday Jesus entered into Jerusalem in triumph and Mark 11:7 says And they brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed cried, saying, Hosanna, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
As we read on, Mark 11:12 brings us to Monday and says And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, He was hungry. On Monday Jesus cursed the fig tree and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers in the temple. Then Mark 11:20 brings us to Tuesday and says And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
Now let's look at Mark 14:1 which takes us to Thursday for the passover, and says After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take Him by craft, and put Him to death. Then on Thursday evening Jesus ate the passover with His disciples and Mark 14:17 says And in the evening, He cometh with the twelve. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily, I say unto you, one of you which eateth with me shall betray me. Also on Thursday night, Jesus took his disciples to the garden of Gesthemane to pray and Mark 14:32 says And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane, and He saith to His disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.
Next, we see that Friday occurs as Mark 15:1 says And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus and carried Him away and delivered Him to Pilate. Then the bible declares that Jesus was crucified from noon until 3PM on Friday afternoon as Mark 15:33 says And when the sixth hour was come (noon in hebrew time that starts at 6AM), there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour (3PM). The prophet Amos predicted this event at Amos 8:9 that says And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day.
Now, it's important to note that Jesus was buried by Joseph of Arimathaea on Friday evening proven by Mark 15:42 that says And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath (Saturday), Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate and craved the body of Jesus. Mark 15:46 goes on to say And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
OK, now we see that Jesus rose from the grave on Sunday morning proven by Mark 16:1 that says And when the sabbath (Saturday) was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James, and Salome had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week (Sunday), they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. Mark 16:4 goes on to say And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away; for it was very great.
Now you might say Brother Bob how does the math add up to fulfill the prophecy of Matthew 12:40 that Jesus must be in the heart of the earth for three full days and nights when Jesus was buried on Friday evening and rose on Sunday morning. This only makes two full days and nights. How can we add on Friday morning and Sunday night to fulfill the prophecy?
To answer this question the bible declares that the Sabbath Saturday after Jesus was crucified on Friday was an high day or a leap year that added the extra day to fulfill the prophecy that Jesus would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. John 19:31 declares that the sabbath after Jesus was crucified was an high day and says The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Hallelujah, Jesus fulfilled every prophecy of the bible to the jot and title and was three full days and three full nights in the heart of the earth after the cross.
OK for our second parable today Brother Bob asks my friends can you tell me the five supernatural witnesses at calvary? The answer is 1) The sun refused to look upon calvary. 2) The veil in the temple pictured above ripped a stitch over calvary. 3) The earth refused to stand still for calvary. 4) The rocks shouted so loud that their voices cracked. and 5) The graves refused to keep their mouth shut about calvary.
This is proven by Matthew 27:45 that says Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. Matthew 27:51 goes on to say And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent. And the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which slept arose and came out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Pictured above we see that after the veil in the temple was rent, the priest was out of business and found himself in the unemployment line. When they asked the priest what can you do as he applied for a job, the priest replied I can cook biscuits.
Be encouraged though neighbor, one day soon Jesus is coming back to earth to rule and reign for 1000 years and forevermore. When Jesus returns to catch up his saints for the world's greatest airlift, can you tell Brother Bob the three casket rattling sounds that will cause the dead in Christ to awake? They are the shout of Jesus, the voice of the archangel Michael, and the trump of God stated at 1 Thessalonians 4:16 that says For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout; with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
You might say Brother Bob why do the dead in Christ rise first before the saints alive on the earth when Jesus returns? Jesus showed Brother Bob that the dead in Christ rise first so that the living saints can see the resurrection and the dead saints can see the catching up at the same time as all the saints of God past and present rejoice forevermore with the Lord Jesus. 1 Corinthians 15:51 says Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
When Jesus returns, everything on this earth will worship the Lord Jesus. For most people if a president, king, or queen visited their house, they would stand up and respect that leader. But if the Lord Jesus came to any of our houses, we all would bow down and worship Jesus as God. Philippians 2:10 says 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, to the glory of God the Father.
OK, for my third parable today, Brother Bob asks after the man pictured above was healed by Jesus after his four friends lowered him to Jesus through a roof, how many people did it take to patch the roof? The answer is no less than five because the healed man and his four friends were so happy about the healing that these five men rejoiced and were glad to patch the roof.
For my fourth parable today we see that because Rebekah showed great love and mercy to Abraham's servant by drawing water for ten thirsty camels, Rebekah was rewarded with the honor of becoming the wife of Isaac. Rebekah's love was tested by ten thirsty camels. Friends do you realize that one camel needs 26 gallons of water for one drink. Wow, Rebekah, pictured above was moving fast and carried 260 gallons of water to satisfy ten thirsty camels. In the picture above, Abraham's servant wonders with amazement and says to himself how can this little woman Rebekah carry 260 gallons and satisfy ten thirsty camels. Friends, be encouraged and like Rebekah do Galatians 6:9 and let us not be not weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
The scripture that shows how Abraham's servant wondered how Rebekah was able to draw 260 gallons of water for ten camels is at Genesis 24:19 that says And when she had done giving him drink, she said I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted and emptied her pitcher into the trough and ran again unto the well to draw water,and drew for all his camels. And the man wondering at her, held his peace, to wit, whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.
OK, for my fifth parable today, Brother Bob asks what is the first place Jesus' feet will touch when he returns to the earth. To answer this question let's see what the bible says about Jesus' return to earth at Revelation 19, 20, and 21. First, the saints will be caught up to be with Jesus like superman and then all the saints will return to the earth with Jesus like the lone ranger riding on white horses to fight the beast and the false prophet.
After Jesus casts the beast and the false prophet into the lake of fire as the fowls devour the beast's wicked army, the first place the feet of Jesus will touch will be the Mount of Olives as Jesus rules and reigns on this earth with his saints for 1000 years of peace.
Jesus left this earth during his resurrection at the Mount of Olives and two men in white apparel proclaimed that Jesus would return again at this same place called the Mount of Olives. Acts 1:9 says And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the Mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
Today, people want to be buried at the Mount of Olives so they can live when Jesus' feet touch the Mount of Olives when He returns to the earth. Zechariah 14:3 tells us what will occur when Jesus' feet touch the Mount of Olives as He returns to the earth and says Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle. And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley, and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
When Jesus returns to this earth to rule and reign with His saints for 1000 years, an angel with a great chain will cast the devil into a sealed bottomless pit for 1000 years. Just think and rejoice in the fact that the devil will be falling in a pit with no bottom for 1000 years. Then when the devil comes out of the bottomless pit to war against Jesus and his saints, fire will come out of heaven to destroy the devil's armies, and Jesus will cast the devil into the lake of fire where the devil will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Now after the great white throne judgment, Revelation 21:1 says And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. Notice, that after the 1000 years of peace on the first earth, Jesus will cause the first heaven and first earth to pass away, along with the sea pictured above, as Jesus creates new heavens and a new earth.
For my sixth parable today, Brother Bob will give my friends everywhere four reasons why the sea is not in the new heavens and new earth. First, there are no sins in the new heavens and earth, and pictured above according to Micah 7:19 our sins are stored in the depths of the sea never to appear again in the new heavens and earth. Second there is no separation in the new heavens and earth where any sea separates countries and nations. Third, there are no storms in the new heavens and earth because seas have storms. Fourth, the seas won't exist in the new heavens and earth to scare anyone with sharks, squids, and leviathans. Jesus as perfect love will cast away all fear in the new heavens and earth. 1 John 4:18 tells us There is no fear in love; but perfect love (Jesus) casteth out fear.
Instead of the sea, the waters of the new heavens and earth will be peaceful and calm as a pure river of water of life where no raging sea will exist. The raging sea that represents wicked people without the Lord Jesus are reserved for the blackness of darkness forever in hell. Jude 13 describes these wicked people and says Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
But, friends rejoice as you read the following scriptures that prove that the waters of the new heavens and earth are pure peaceful fountains of living water with no memory of any raging seas. Revelation 221:1 says And He shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 21:6 says And He said unto me it is done, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Revelation 7:17 tells us For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
For my final picture today and seventh parable, Brother Bob wants all my friends everywhere to realize that after the first heaven and first earth passes away, Jesus will create new heavens (not just one new heaven) and just one new earth. Pictured above, according to 2 Peter 3:13, Nevertheless, we according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Isaiah 65:17 also says For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Be encouraged friends everywhere, Jesus as God cannot lie and has promised us eternal life in the new heavens and earth that will remain forever. This is proven by the following scriptures. Titus 1:2 says In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie, promised before the world began. Isaiah 66:22 promises For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord; so shall your seed and your name remain. This first heaven and earth will pass away, but rejoice friends because the saints of God will remain with eternal life having joy and peace forevermore in the new heavens and new earth. Right now praise Jesus as you say Psalm 148:4 Praise Him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
And finally after Jesus creates the new heavens and earth, Jesus will have the new Jerusalem come down from God out of heaven to this earth and God will be with men. Revelation 21:2 says And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.
As always, it is a great blessing to write these bible studies and I pray in Jesus name they strengthen my friends in the many nations that read Brother Bob's book for 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, March 2, 2014
Today we will study about a man named Boaz who like Jesus purchased a field to obtain a treasure that was his bride named Ruth. Jesus also purchased a field or this world with His own blood to obtain a treasure that is His bride or the church of saints who believe that Jesus is God and died for them on the cross and rose again. Ephesians 5:22 tells us that the church is the bride of Christ and says Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church; and He is the saviour of the body. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
The story about the picture above can be found at Ruth 2:2 that says And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech. Below is the story of Boaz and Ruth as Jesus showed Brother Bob through the preaching of his good friend Pastor Sonny Mull.
Boaz (who was King David's great grandfather) was the son of a prostitute named Rahab whose husband was Salmon. Boaz lived in a city named Bethlehem Judah and down the road apiece lived some kin to Boaz named Elimelech and his wife Naomi. Because of a famine in the land, Elimelech, Naomi, and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion decided to go down to Moab saying Moab has plenty of food. Then Mahlon and Chilion married two Moabite women named Ruth and Orpah. Unfortunately, Elimelech, Mahlon, and Chilion died in Moab, and Naomi decided to go back to Bethlehem Judah saying I'd rather be with God's people than fare with this crowd.
When Naomi returned to Bethlehem Judah, the famine was gone. Only Naomi's daughter in law Ruth came back with her to Bethlehem Judah. One day Boaz saw Ruth working in his field, gleaning, just picking up grains of corn and wheat that people dropped. Ruth would pick up a handful and put it in her pocket and pick up another handful and put it in her pocket. Then Ruth went home and ground up the corn and wheat and made a biscuit so she wouldn't die. Ruth and Naomi lived from day to day off the handfuls of grain that Ruth daily picked up.
As Boaz watched Ruth glean in his field, Boaz wanted to marry Ruth and loved Ruth. But before Boaz could marry Ruth, according to the law, Boaz had to redeem and buy the field where Ruth lived. Boaz told Ruth if you'll marry me then I'll just buy the field also where you live. Then Boaz said Oh no, there's one more person closer to your family than I am.
Pictured above we see what occurred when Boaz met the relative who was closer to Ruth's family than Boaz. Boaz told this relative if you redeem and buy Naomi's property, you also have to marry that Moabite woman named Ruth. Boaz made it seem that Ruth was ugly saying to the relative you'll have to marry her, you'll have to marry her, when all the time Boaz wanted to marry Ruth. This is stated at Ruth 4:5 that says Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. After hearing this, the closer relative said I can't redeem the field because it would mar my property.
Boaz said all right then lets make an agreement; everybody gather around; we're gonna make a swear or covenant; you sell and let me Boaz buy the property, you relinquish your rights to it, you relinquish your rights to the woman, you relinquish your rights to the field, and I'll buy it. The relative said OK and they agreed and shook hands.
Pictured above the relative took off his shoe and gave it to Boaz. That's the way they completed a sale of property in those days. In other words the relative told Boaz I have no more right to walk on your property; It's your property and I have to ask your permission to walk on it from now on or you can tell me no trespassing barefoot.
Now notice that Boaz could not marry Ruth until he bought or redeemed the field where Ruth lived. We see that the reason Boaz bought the field was because the bride was connected to the field. Jesus, like Boaz bought a field or this world with His own blood because His bride the church was also connected to the field.
Right now in this field or world scattered abroad north, south, east, and west are Jews, Gentiles, bond, free, male, and female that are the the bride church or the body of Christ. And one day soon, Jesus is gonna say Come up hither, and the church is gonna come together bone to bone, joint to joint, and sinew to sinew. Jesus is the head, and the bride church is the body of Christ who will go into heaven to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelation 19:7 says Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Pictured above we see yet another field purchased in the bible by the prophet Jeremiah named Anathoth to claim a promised treasure. Jeremiah 32:6 tells us And Jeremiah said, The word of the Lord came unto me saying, Behold Hanameel (defined as God is gracious which again proves that the price of the field or Jesus' blood was paid to God the Father to claim His treasured saints) the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth (defined as answers to prayer), for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
After God told Jeremiah to buy Hanameel's field in Anathoth, I could see Jeremiah tell God, Lord I just got done telling the people that they were going into captivity for 70 years in Babylon. Why should I buy a piece of property if I'm gonna be a slave in Babylon. Why should I buy a piece of property, even though it's dirt cheap at this time and only 17 shekels of silver, if I'm gonna be captured and hauled off to Babylon for 70 years. God replied and said Jeremiah Jeremiah purchase the field because you will soon come back to Israel to possess the field to build houses and vineyards.
Pictured above we see Jeremiah purchasing Hanameel's field of Anathoth for only 17 shekels of silver. Jeremiah 32:9 says And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money even 17 shekels of silver. Jeremiah 32:13 goes on to say And I charged Baruch before them saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
Now after Jeremiah bought the field at Anathoth, the people in Israel probably said to Jeremiah why did you buy this field in Anathoth. The other day you said we're going into captivity in Babylon. Now you're buying property in Israel. Are you a con man? Jeremiah replied and said I'm not a con man; the reason I bought the field in Anathoth Israel is because I'm a doomsday preacher buying US Savings bonds because we all will return soon to possess houses and vineyards in Israel.
Like Jeremiah, we all can rejoice and say I'm investing now in Jesus as I preach the Word because one day soon I'm coming back to the new heaven and the new earth with Jesus riding on a white horse to cast the beast and false prophet into the lake of fire forevermore. After this I'll sit with Jesus on His throne ruling and reigning in peace for 1000 years and forevermore in His blessed kingdom.
Friends reading this, like Jeremiah we might also hear people around us say why are you continuing to preach, sing, pray, serve, and work for Jesus if the world is coming to an end as America becomes more and more wicked each day? People might also say preacher if America is going down, why are you continuing to serve Jesus and invest in Jesus? Brother Bob says reply and say because my payday might be seven years later. Payday will come after tribulation ends, the devil's beat down, whooped, destroyed, and cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years. Friends, you'll be glad you served Jesus today when you rule and reign in peace with Jesus for 1000 years.
1 Corinthians 15:58 says Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. Galatians 6:9 says And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Also Hebrews 6:10 says For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
OK, now Brother Bob wants to share with my friends what it will be like during the 1000 years of peace with Jesus on this earth and in the kingdom forevermore. First, we see the picture above stating Habakkuk 2:14 that says For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Today, there is a 7 mile deep spot that was found in the ocean called the Challenger Deep at the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Just think about the knowledge of Jesus being 7 miles deep around all the vast oceans of this world. Deep sea divers say that all of Mount Everest could fit into the 7 mile deep spot called the Challenger Deep at the Mariana Trench.
When Jesus comes back to earth during the 1000 years of peace and in the kingdom, all the saints will know who Jesus is. All the saints from every nation will go up to Zion to worship King Jesus who will forevermore reign on the throne of God. Philippians 2:10 says 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 to the glory of God the Father. Isaiah 2:2 also tells us And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Also, during the 1000 years of peace on this earth and in the kingdom with Jesus, the wild animals will be tame and the ox and the lion will eat straw together; and the lamb and the wolf won't hurt each other. Isaiah 65:25 says The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock; and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.
The gardens will be like a forest where you can't see the woods because of the garden plants. Isaiah 32:15 says Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field (defined as garden) be counted for a forest. Isaiah 29:17 also says Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? The prophet Ezekial also declared that the fruitful field or garden will be like paradise and the garden of Eden. Ezekial 36:34 says And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate; I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it.
The bible also tells us that people will learn of war no more; they'll beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks. Micah 4:3 says And He shall judge among many people and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4 also says And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
And during the 1000 years of peace with Jesus and in the kingdom forevermore, there will be no bad thoughts, sickness, death, sorrow, crying, or pain. Revelation 21:4 tells us And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. There will be no crippled, blind, or people that can't talk in the kingdom with Jesus and during the 1000 years of peace. A crippled man on earth in a wheelchair who can't walk will leap like a deer forevermore with Jesus. A dumb man on earth who can't speak will always sing joyfully with Jesus. A blind man on earth will open their eyes and rejoice as they see Jesus in glory.
Be encouraged friends and rejoice as you read from the bible how along with Brother Bob, Isaiah proclaimed that there will be no crippled people in Jesus' presence at Isaiah 35:4 that says Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not; behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; He will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
For my final picture today we see a map above of Israel during the 1000 years of peace with Jesus described by the prophet Ezekial. Now, Brother Bob wants all my friends everywhere to notice two cities on the map named Engedi and Eneglaim that are both located on the Dead Sea. Also notice that from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea we see a waterway connecting Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.
Currently, there are no fish in the Dead Sea because the waters of the Dead Sea are bitter. But, when Jesus returns to this earth during the 1000 years of peace, living waters will go out from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, and the bitter waters of the Dead Sea shall be healed. Also, fishers will throw their nets into the Dead Sea and catch multitudes of fish.
Take time and rejoice as you read the following scriptures that prove that the Dead Sea will be healed and contain multitudes of fish again when Jesus returns to this earth and puts His feet upon the mount of Olives beginning the 1000 years of peace. Zechariah 14:4 states And His (Jesus') feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Currently many people want to be buried at the Mount of Olives because they believe this is the first place Jesus' feet will touch upon His return to earth.
Zechariah 14:8 goes on to say And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea; in summer and winter shall it be. (Notice that even in the cold winter Jerusalem will supply water to the Dead Sea and multitudes of fish will live in the Dead Sea's healed waters). Ezekial 47:7 also says Now when I had returned, behold at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea, which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
Ezekial 47:9 goes on to say And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come shall live. And there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither; for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh. And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi (western city on the Dead Sea) even unto Eneglaim (eastern city on the Dead Sea); they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Note that after the 1000 years of peace are done, and the devil is cast into the lake of fire forever, and the great white throne judgment occurs, the first heaven and the first earth will pass away, and there will be no more sea. According to Revelation 21:1 a new heaven and a new earth will be created, and the holy city called the new Jerusalem will come down out of heaven, and God will dwell with the saints on this new earth in the peaceful kingdom forevermore.
Jesus showed Brother Bob the reason there is no more sea is because the sea is always raging and roaring. In the new heaven and new earth the water will be a peaceful pure river of water of life stated by Revelation 22:1 that says And He shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. According to Revelation 21:6, Jesus will give His saints this fountain of the water of life freely. Also Revelation 7:17 tells us For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
As always, I pray in Jesus name this bible study blesses multitudes of people everywhere with peace and strength. 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.