Sunday, December 28, 2014
Brother Bob thought about the two pictures above after he heard a person say he was saved by just going into a church house every week. Just going into a church house every week won't save anyone. Friend reading this anywhere I pray in Jesus name that you confess Jesus as God (this means tell the entire world like Brother Bob on this blog that Jesus is God with no shame) and believe in your heart (the gospel) that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again which is the only way to be saved according to Romans 10:9, Romans 1:16, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. I told that sinner if I go into a garage like the one pictured above, that don't make me a car. If I go into the barn with the mules pictured above that don't make me a mule. And if any sinner goes into a church house every week, that don't make them a saved christian.
According to the bible, friends everywhere reading this, you must know Jesus as God to receive eternal life and salvation. John 17:3 proves this by saying And this is life eternal (salvation), that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Wow, this scripture proclaims that when anyone knows Jesus as God, they will be saved and receive eternal life. Hebrews 7:25 also promises that only Jesus can save sinners from the guttermost to the uttermost and says Wherefore He (Jesus) is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him (Jesus), seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
I've also heard other people say that they can be saved by being religious, sincere, and a good person that believes in a diety or some kind of a god. Everybody believes in a diety unless they're total infidels or atheists. But, according to 1 Timothy 2:5 there is one God (not just some kind of a god or gods), and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Jesus said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. Jesus also said at John 10:9 I am the door, by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. Right now, friend reading this anywhere enter into the gate or door of the kingdom by Jesus and be saved.
Good people without Jesus go to hell. Saved sinners with Jesus go to heaven. Everyone must have Jesus to be saved and go to heaven. 1 Corinthians 13:3 says And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (Jesus), I am nothing. A person could do good deeds and go to church every week of his life and go to hell without Jesus. On the other hand, a sinner could murder, rape, and lie most of his life, but like the thief on the cross by Jesus can at his last breath say Lord Jesus remember me and go to heaven. After you read this, Brother Bob is not saying to sin your entire life and wait until your last breath to be saved and accept Jesus as God. Romans 6:1 says What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Remember Romans 6:23 says For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Brother Bob has heard many people say I'll wait until I feel more like it to get Jesus and be saved. Brother Bob tells these people, nobody gets saved tomorrow and nobody got saved yesterday. It's a now salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee; Behold now is the accepted time; Behold now is the day of salvation. Friend reading this anywhere now and today is the time for you to be saved. Hebrews 3:15 also says To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. The pleasures of sin are just for a season according to Hebrews 11:25 but the pleasures with Jesus are for evermore according to Psalm 16:11.
OK, for our next revealed bible secret, pictured above we see Revelation 1:8 that says I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (defined as Almighty God in greek). According to this bible scripture, Jesus was there when it all started, in fact He started it all; and He'll be there when it all ends, He's gonna end it all.
A person once told Brother Bob, I don't see how God could love me because there is nothing good in me. I answered that person and told him I agree that there is nothing good in you or me for God to love. But, God always loves us with an everlasting love because God is love. Jeremiah 31:3 says the Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. 1 John 4:8 also says God is love.
Jesus as God loves us now, tomorrow, and Jesus will always love us with an everlasting love even when we are unloveable. And the greatest gift of God's love to us all was Jesus because John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.
OK, as you look at the above picture and our next revealed bible secret, remember you don't need a catholic priest to pray for you, because Jesus as our eternal high priest ever liveth to make intercession for you. Hebrews 7:25 promises wherefore He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Friend reading this anywhere, you don't need a catholic priest to be your mediator to approach God because Jesus is the one and only mediator between God and men. 1 Timothy 2:5 says For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. And Jesus is better than any catholic priest because Jesus as our high priest is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. Hebrews 4:15 says For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (which really means Jesus is touched with the feeling of our infirmities), but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
For my final revealed bible secret today, let's look at the above picture and see how blessed it was for the prostitute at the well to witness to the men of her city and take them to Jesus to be saved. This woman had been married to five husbands and when she met Jesus, she was shacking with a sixth man who was not her husband. I believe this prostitute also slept with hundreds of men in the city where she lived.
Jesus told the prostitute at John 4:16 Go call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her Thou hast well said, I have no husband. For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband; in that saidst thou truly.
Now take time to read how this prostitute became a great witness for Jesus by winning all her men lovers from her city to God as she led them to Jesus at the well. This woman is a hero to Brother Bob and led hundreds of adulterers and whoremongers to salvation and Jesus. This is why Jesus said at Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Rejoice as you read John 4:28 that says The woman then left her waterpot (she left her waterpot because she found the eternal living water Jesus), and went her way into the city, and saith to the men (notice that the woman witnessed to her men lovers and not women) come see a man (Jesus) which told me all things that ever I did; is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city and came unto Him. Hallelujah, the end result was that a prostitute and hundreds of sinners were saved by the witness of one former prostitute on the streets of her city to many men about the Lord Jesus.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for many more revealed bible secrets. Feel free to contact Brother Bob anytime at 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, December 14, 2014
Today we continue with our lesson about three siblings named Martha, Mary, and Lazarus who had supper with Jesus and the devil Judas. Martha served, Mary sacrificed, Lazarus sat, Judas stole, and Jesus saved. This bible study will speak about Lazarus pictured above who did nothing but just sat before Jesus. John 12:2 says There they made Him (Jesus) a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him.
Lazarus had been raised from the dead by the Lord Jesus after four days and was a living miracle sitting before Jesus. People came to Martha's house in Bethany from the city and the whole countryside to see Lazarus and not Jesus. John 12:9 says Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he (Lazarus) was there; and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He (Jesus) had raised from the dead. But when the Jews came to see Lazarus, they saw Jesus (the Lord who had raised Lazarus from the dead) and they forgot about being Jews and got gloriously saved as they believed Jesus. Friends, right now be like these Jews and become saved as you confess Jesus as God to the world, believing in your hearts that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
Friends, let's be like Lazarus and the men pictured above and just show up at church or in a restaurant like the Cracker Barrel and sit before lost sinners. Like Lazarus, people who knew how we used to lived in the world as sinners will come to see how Jesus changed our lives if we just enter a church or restaurant and sit before lost sinners. As sinners come to see former drug addicts, alcoholics, and prostitutes who are now saints, they will find Jesus and get saved.
Many saints like Lazarus and the men pictured above just sitting in a church or restaurant used to be sitting on a barstool, sitting out at the hoochie coochie shows, and sitting out at the whorehouses. Now these saints are letting Jesus' light shine to the lost world. Friend reading this, like Lazarus, you don't have to say anything as you sit before lost sinners. Just your presence as a saved saint will lead lost sinners to Jesus as you let your light shine for Jesus to this lost world. Matthew 5:16 says Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Brother Bob, a former gambler, gang leader, and alcoholic regularly sits at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Pickerington, Ohio and tells the waiters and cashiers about the goodness of the Lord Jesus. Everytime Brother Bob enters this Cracker Barrel restaurant, the cooks, waiters, owners, and cashiers all start rejoicing as Brother Bob and the waiters witness and win lost souls to the Lord Jesus. Sometimes Brother Bob just sits in the restaurant like Lazarus and many people come to see Brother Bob and learn about Jesus as Lord.
OK, as you look at the pictures above, let's talk about the miracle of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after four days. When Jesus arrived at Lazarus' tomb, Jesus said at John 11:39 Take ye away the stone. John 11:41 goes on to say Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father I thank thee that thou hast heard me. John 11:43 goes on to says And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them Loose him, and let him go.
Notice that when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, Jesus called Lazarus by name saying Lazarus come forth. If Jesus didn't call the name Lazarus and just said come forth, everybody on the face of this earth would have risen from the dead. Also notice that no one died in the presence of Jesus. The widow of Nain's son was raised from the dead when he met Jesus at the gate, Jairus' daughter was raised from the dead when Jesus visited her home, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead after four days, and Malchus' life was spared when Peter's sword missed his head as Jesus healed Malchus' injured ear. Jesus truly is the resurrection and the life and no one ever dies in the presence of Jesus.
OK, the reason Brother Bob put the second picture above of a top wrapped by string is because it reminds Brother Bob of how Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus. People used to make tops whittled out of wood with a string around the edges and a nail on the bottom. They would throw the top, jerk the string, and that top would spin on that one little nail for a long time. After Jesus said Lazarus come forth, Lazarus came out of the tomb looking like a mummy. When Jesus told His disciples to loose Lazarus and let him go, the disciples grabbed hold of Lazarus' linen graveclothes (like grabbing hold of the string around a top) and jerked them back as Lazarus spun out of his tomb like a top shouting the victory.
Notice that Jesus set Lazarus free after raising him from the dead by saying at John 11:44 Loose him and let him go. Notice also that Jesus set Mary free from Judas' mocking after she anointed Jesus with precious spikenard by telling Judas at John 12:7 Let her alone, against the day of my burying hath she kept this. OK, put these two scriptures together like the pieces of a puzzle and say Jesus said let him go and let her alone. Truly as Jesus set Lazarus and Mary free from the bondage of death and persecution, Jesus will set all my brothers and sisters free who read this all over this earth as Jesus tells the devil let him go and let her alone. Rejoice and say John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
MESSAGE ABOUT JESUS FROM THE FIRST TEN MEN OF THE BIBLE
For Brother Bob's final thought today, let's look at the hebrew definitions of the first ten men listed below in the bible and learn a message about Jesus. Let's put the hebrew definitions of the first ten men into one phrase and rejoice as the bible reveals that the Word is all about Jesus. Take time to write out these names of the first ten men in the bible and their hebrew definitions listed below and share this everywhere to show people that Jesus is Lord and the Word.
Adam-Man, Seth-Appointed, Enos-Mortal, Cainan-Sorrow, Mahalaleel-The Blessed God, Jared-Shall Come Down, Enoch-Teaching, Methuselah-His Death Shall Bring, Lamech-The Despairing, and Noah-Rest and Comfort.
OK, take time to say the blessed revelation about Jesus and the hebrew definitions of the first ten men as one phrase. Say A Man was appointed to mortal sorrow; The blessed God (who is Jesus) shall come down teaching; His death shall bring the despairing rest and comfort. Wow, we see that the hidden revelation from the hebrew definitions of the first ten men is all about Jesus. Note that Seth is defined as appointed because Genesis 4:25 says God appointed Seth as seed instead of Abel. Also note that Enoch is defined as teaching because Enoch is called the first teacher or preacher on this earth.
METHUSELAH 187 PLUS 182 PLUS 600 EQUALS 969
WHEN METHUSELAH DIES THE FLOOD SHALL COME
Finally, note that Methuselah's name is defined as when he dies the flood shall come. Note that the bible says that Methuselah was 969 years old when he died and the flood came. Enoch knew the definition of his son's name Methusaleh and walked holy before God realizing that when Methuselah died, the flood would come. As a result, Hebrews 11:5 says Enoch was translated that he should not see death, and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
Note also that God fulfilled prophecy by starting the flood after Methuselah died at the age of 969. Take time to add up the numbers in the following three scriptures that are 187, 182, and 600 proving that when Methuselah died after 969 years, the flood came upon the earth. Genesis 5:25 says that Methuselah was 187 when his son Lamech was born. Genesis 5:28 says 182 years later Lamech's son Noah was born. So Methuselah was 369 years old when Noah was born. Finally Genesis 7:6 says And Noah was 600 when the flood of waters was upon the earth. Do the math. 187 plus 182 plus 600 equals 969 proving that the flood came upon the earth after Methuselah died at the age of 969.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at 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.