Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Few Less Than The Least
Friend reading this anywhere, today Brother Bob will show you how to become one of the few less than the least of all the saints and enter the kingdom of God through the strait gate. We see the above picture at Matthew 7:13 that says Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Friends, I encourage you to become one of these few blessed saints entering the strait gate to heaven because the multitude is going in the wrong direction.
To become one of these few blessed saints to enter the strait gate of the kingdom deny yourself and let people see the Lord Jesus in your life. Pictured above, lets all agree with John the Baptist and say at John 3:30 He (Jesus) must increase, but I must decrease. A true preacher of Jesus will not exalt or promote himself. A true preacher will deny himself and tell everyone to exalt the Lord Jesus only. Right now, Brother Bob says to exalt the Lord Jesus only and get saved by confessing Jesus as God and believing that Jesus died for you, was buried, and rose again.
The Apostle Paul told us at 2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. Paul told us by this scripture that it is wrong for preachers to promote themselves as people praise and worship any man of God. Paul could have boasted in his education and degrees that he had in the Jewish religion. But, let's all be like Paul and choose to say I am less than the least of all the saints and only the Lord Jesus should be exalted.
Take time to read the following blessed scriptures and learn how Paul denied himself so only the Lord Jesus could be exalted. Paul said at Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Notice that Paul chose to say I am less than the least of all the saints so that only the Lord Jesus could be exalted. Right now along with Paul and Brother Bob say I am less than the least of all the saints as you exalt and only praise the Lord Jesus.
Paul also said at 1 Timothy 1:15 Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. Like Paul let's all realize that we also are the chief of all sinners saved by grace and that only the Lord Jesus should be exalted. The bible says that when we are in our best states, it is altogether vanity. Psalm 39:5 tells us Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth, and mine age is as nothing before thee; verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Only Jesus was perfect and had no sin. Hebrews 2:15 tells us that Jesus was tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin.
Pictured above we see that when the prophet Isaiah was in the presence of a thrice Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, Isaiah realized his wickedness and helplessness as one of the few less than the least of all the saints. This caused Isaiah pictured above to open and point to his mouth, telling a seraphim right here, please place a live coal on my unclean lips to purify my sinfulness. My inspiration for this writing today came from my friend Jay the waiter at the Cracker Barrel restaurant who upon hearing this story about Isaiah opened and pointed to his mouth saying right here Lord Jesus; purify my unclean lips and sinfulness.
Friends reading this anywhere, like Jay, let's all open and point to our mouths saying right here Lord Jesus; purify my unclean lips and sinfulness. The story about the above picture is at Isaiah 6:1 and says In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood seraphims, each one had six wings, with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another and said Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of Him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me, for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips for mine eyes have sen the King, the Lord of Hosts.
Isaiah 6:6 goes on to say Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Wow, what a blessing it was for Isaiah to open his mouth and allow a seraphim to touch his lips with a live coal to remove his sin.
Like Isaiah, let's all realize our wickedness and helplessness as we exalt the thrice holy presence of our Lord Jesus. Let's become the few less than the least of all the saints as we exalt our thrice Holy Lord Jesus like the four beasts at Revelation 4:8. Make sure you tell a Jehovah witness that if the Father is Holy, and the Son Jesus is Holy, and the Spirit is Holy as the Holy Ghost, which one is not Holy? Tell him that since the Father, the Son Jesus, and the Spirit are all Holy and one, Jesus is the Holy God.
Notice the following three scriptures in the bible that say the Father is Holy, the Son Jesus is Holy, and the Spirit is Holy as the Holy Ghost. Jesus said at John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, for these are in the world, and I come to thee Holy Father. Acts 4:30 says that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy Holy child Jesus. Finally Luke 12:12 says For the Holy Ghost (Spirit) shall teach you the same hour what you ought to say. Truly our Lord Jesus is a thrice Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty which was, and is, and is to come. What a blessed sight it will soon be to see the four beasts in the kingdom forevermore saying day and night without rest Lord Jesus you are the Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty which was, and is, and is to come, as we all as the few less than the least of all the saints lay our crowns down before the Lord Jesus.
To close out my bible study today, Brother Bob says to my few friends who are the less than the least of all the saints, are you willing to be one of the few labourers to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus in God's great harvest. Notice that Jesus said at Luke 10:2 The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers into His harvest. Jesus told Brother Bob to post the help wanted picture above and tell saints everywhere that Jesus pays good wages of peace and joy to all those that are willing to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus in this great harvest. Proverbs 19:17 promises He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again. Notice when you pity and not pay the poor, you are on God's timeclock and God pays you for your good labour.
Remember, to be an effective witness to win souls to our Lord Jesus, ask people you care about and also your enemies everywhere How do you get to heaven? Most people will say pray, get baptized, go to church, and be a good person. Tell them this won't get you to heaven. Then tell them the only way to get to heaven is to confess Jesus as God and believe in your heart the gospel (that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again). It takes Jesus and not our good works to get us to heaven. John 17:3 says And this is life eternal (how to be saved with everlasting life), that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Notice John 17:3 says to be saved you must know (not just know about) a person named Jesus Christ who is the only true God.
Make sure you witness Jesus to all people because when someone dies, we will feel guilty if we didn't tell that person how to be saved and go to heaven. Be a watchman and warn people that they need to be saved so the blood is not on your hands. Take time to read Ezekial 3:20-21 that says Again, when a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered, but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless, if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live; because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
Also, notice in the second picture above that to receive white raiment (garments) in heaven where our names are not blotted out of the book of life we must be like the few less than the least of all the saints at the church of Sardis who proclaimed Jesus as the worthy Lamb of God. Revelation 3:4 says Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white; for they are worthy (they were worthy because they denied themselves and proclaimed Jesus as God). He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life; but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
Finally, notice that God always chooses to bless the fewest groups of people like the nation of Israel in the old testament. Deuteronomy 7:7 tells us The Lord did not set His love upon you (the nation of Israel), nor choose you because ye were more in number than any people, for ye were the fewest of all people. And now today the church represents Israel as the few less than the least of all the saints who Jesus has chosen to bless. Remember Mark 10:31 says But many that are first shall be last, and the last (not many but few) first. In Jesus name, let us all be the few less than the least of all the saints blessed to enter the strait gate of heaven as God's blessed children forevermore.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name give great peace and strength to all those who read them forevermore. 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.