Sunday, July 26, 2015
Today we will learn about a blessed man named Obededom the Gittite who had the honor of having the ark of the Lord stay at his house for three months. Saints, we should all be like Obededom and continually stay with Jesus and the ark of the Lord. Obededom is a blessed example of how a christian should daily live with the Lord Jesus.
Pictured above we see King David and two priests asking Obededom if he would allow the ark of the Lord to stay at his house for three months. Obededom said King David I'm glad you knocked on the door of my house; It's an honor to have the ark of the Lord rest at my home for three months. As a result, Obededom's house was blessed for three months. Friend reading this, like Obededom, when King Jesus knocks on your door, let the Lord Jesus (who is the ark of the Lord) in by confessing Jesus as God, believing Jesus died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again and be blessed like Obededom. Jesus said at Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; If any man hear my voice, and open the door; I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
2 Samuel 6:10-12 talks about Obededom and the picture above saying So David would not remove the ark of the Lord unto him into the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom, and all his household. And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months; and the Lord blessed Obededom and all his household. And it was told King David saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
When Obededom allowed the ark pictured above to stay at his house for three months, the ark of the Lord and Jesus (not his land, riches, or name) blessed Obededom and all his household. The ark of the Lord containing the golden pot of manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant all represent our Lord Jesus. Jesus said He was the living bread manna and is proclaimed at John 1:1 to be the Word or tables of the covenant. Finally, Aaron's rod that budded represents how our Lord Jesus resurrected from the dead with eternal life.
Obededom's house was blessed by the ark for 90 days because Jesus was the ark that blessed Obededom. Like Obededom, everyone who lives on this earth when Jesus is King for 1000 years during the millenial reign will be blessed. The presence of our Lord Jesus will bless any house, country, or land that accepts Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
Take time to read the blessings shown to Brother Bob that people will receive when Jesus is King on this earth for 1000 years. Habakkuk 2:14 says For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. The animals will be tame around Jesus because 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 (snakes will just eat dust and not harm anyone). They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord. No crippled people will exist around Jesus because Isaiah 35:5 says 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.
Finally, when Jesus is King on this earth for 1000 years, the fruit and vegetables like corn, apples, peppers, and tomatos will grow so abundantly and high like a forest. Isaiah 32:15 promises Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
OK, let's return to our study about Obededom. Brother Bob has the answer to the question pictured above asking Who is Obededom? The answer is found in the hebrew definition of the name Obededom. The hebrew definition of Obededom is servant and worshipper. Obededom was blessed with the peace of the ark of our Lord Jesus for 90 days because he was a servant and worshipper of our Lord Jesus. Friend reading this anywhere, are you willing to be a servant and worshipper of our Lord Jesus like Obededom and receive continual blessings and peace from our Lord Jesus. You can right now by confessing Jesus as your Lord and believing that Jesus died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again.
Also note that Obededom was a blessed Gittite from Gath. The giant Goliath also was a Gittite from Gath but was wicked. This proves that a person's race, background, or country does not determine if they are blessed. John 1:12 tells us But as many as received Him (Jesus), to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Obededom and Goliath were both Gitttites from Gath, but Obededom was blessed because he received the Lord Jesus and the ark. Goliath was cursed because he rejected and mocked the Lord Jesus. Let's all be like Obededom and receive Jesus as our Lord and be blessed.
Alright, let's see what happened to Obededom and his family after his home was blessed by the ark for 90 days. The bible tells us that when King David heard that Obededom's house was blessed by the ark of the Lord, King David wanted to remove the ark from the house of Obededom. 2 Samuel 6:12 says So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
Now what happened to Obededom and his family after the ark left his house? As the ark left Obededom's house, Obededom's wife and kids said daddy what are we gonna do now? Brother Bob can see Obededom saying mama pack our bags, we're goin with the ark; We're gonna move where the ark goes. And this is exactly what Obededom and his family did. Let's all be like Obededom and continually follow the Lord Jesus everywhere.
Pictured above we see that Obededom and his family were willing to sing and play instruments before the ark of the Lord for King David. Obededom and his family followed the ark and were willing to be appointed by King David as singers and players of instruments daily before the ark of the Lord. 1 Chronicles 15:16 says And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries, and harps and cymbals, sounding by lifting up the voice with joy. And Obededom was listed as one of the singers at 1 Chronicles 15:18 that gladly sang before the ark of the Lord.
I could see King David saying is anyone willing to sing before the ark of the Lord? Then Obededom said in the crowd, I'm willing to sing King David because the ark of the Lord blessed my house for 90 days. Then King David asked is anyone willing to play an instrument before the ark of the Lord? Then Obededom said in the crowd, King David I'm willing to play any instrument that you put in my hands because the ark of the Lord blessed my house for 90 days. This is stated at 1 Chronicles 15:19-21 where Obededom is listed as one of the saints that played cymbals of brass and harps before the ark of the Lord.
Then King David asked is there anyone willing to be a doorkeeper before the ark of the Lord? Immediately Obededom stopped playing his harp and said me me King David I'm willing to be a doorkeeper because the ark of the Lord blessed my house for 90 days. This is proven by 1 Chronicles 15:24 that lists Obededom as one of the doorkeepers for the ark of the Lord.
Friends, let's all be like Obededom and be willing to be doorkeepers in the house of our Lord Jesus instead of wasting time in elegant palaces and luxurious hotels on this earth. Let's all be like Obededom and win souls to our Lord Jesus as doorkeepers inviting lost souls to accept the Lord Jesus and enter the peaceful blessed kingdom forevermore. Psalm 84:10 tells us For a day in thy courts (the Lord's courts in heaven) is better than a thousand (on this earth), I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Proverbs 15:17 says Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Proverbs 17:1 says Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Then at 1 Chronicles 16:4, King David asked is there anyone willing to minister, record, thank and praise God before the ark of the Lord? Obededom replied saying King David I'll testify, record, thank, and praise the Lord Jesus before all the people because the ark of the Lord blessed my house for 90 days. Brother Bob like his hero Obededom has also chosen to record the blessed revelations of our Lord Jesus by writing this book for Jesus seen by around 100000 people all over this earth.
Then at 1 Chronicles 16:37, King David asked is there anyone willing to minister continually before the ark of the Lord day and night? Immediately, Obededom said me me me King David I'll continually minister and stay with the ark of the Lord day and night because the ark of the Lord blessed my house for 90 days. Let's all be like Obededom and continually stay with the Lord Jesus as we deny our flesh and this world daily.
Pictured above, like Obededom, the little girl is continually staying and meditating day and night on the Lord Jesus or the Word of God and ark of the Lord. If we meditate and memorize the Word of God day and night constantly, Psalm 1:3 promises we will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Friends everywhere, God's Word is the truth and can not lie. According to Psalm 1:3, Jesus will prosper and fix everything in your lives if you daily try to memorize scriptures from the bible. A good way to memorize the bible is to listen to scriptures everyday on an mp3 player. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Brother Bob encourages all my friends to daily memorize scripture to prosper and live blessed lives on this earth. Over twenty years Brother Bob has memorized most of the bible in hebrew and greek and as a result Brother Bob's life has prospered with many blessings.
Finally, because Obededom was faithful and continually ministered before the ark of the Lord for his whole life, Obededom's 8 sons were blessed. 1 Chronicles 26:4-5 tells us that the 8 sons of Obededom were blessed because their daddy was faithful and ministered every day of his life before the ark of the Lord. Obededom shared the Lord Jesus with his children for a blessing, believing the promise of Psalm 78:4 We will not hide them (the Word and the Lord Jesus) from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength, and His wonderful works that He hath done.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies seen all over this earth. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Today we will continue our study of how diamonds remind us of christians. Pictured above we see that light has to shine on a diamond for the diamond to shine. This is because diamonds have no light in themselves. People without Jesus also have no light within themselves. Diamonds just shine and display the light that beams upon them. Christians also like diamonds need to allow the light Jesus to shine upon them so the world can see Jesus in the saints. Jesus said at John 9:5 I am the light of the world.
Friend reading this anywhere, I pray in Jesus name you will be like the beautiful diamond pictured above and let the light of Jesus shine through you to the nations by telling people everywhere to confess Jesus as their God, believing that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Matthew 5:16 tells us Let your light (the Lord Jesus) so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Next, we learn that diamonds are different than any other stone. Christians like diamonds are also different from any other kind of religion and this rebellious world. Pictured above we see that the people of the world marvelled how different Peter and John were because they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 says Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorent men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
Friend reading this, are you willing to be like Peter and John where the world notices that you are different and have been with Jesus. Peter and John kept shouting, praising, and preaching the Lord Jesus after they were persecuted, beaten, and thrown in jail. Let's all be like Peter and John and continue to rejoice and preach Jesus, regardless of the troubles around us in this world. Acts 5:41 tells us that Peter and John rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His (Jesus) name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Be encouraged friends because 1 Peter 4:14 says If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye. For the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you; On their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or as a thief or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a christian let him not ashamed, but let him glorify God on this behalf.
For our next thought about how diamonds remind us of christians, notice that in the picture above that the value of a diamond is determined by how bright they shine. A 1/2 carat diamond doesn't shine as bright as a 1 carat diamond. A 1 carat diamond doesn't shine as bright as a 2 carat diamond. Christians like diamonds also show their value by how bright the Lord Jesus shines in their lives.
Friend reading this anywhere, are you willing to let people in all nations see the Lord Jesus shining in you. Hebrews 12:14 tells us Follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. According to this scripture, the only way people will see Jesus shining in us as diamonds is if we daily live holy without any prejudice to any person's race, culture, or background.
Also note that no diamond is worth what it costs. Christians like diamonds also are not worth what they cost. Someone could give their farm, house, and all their money to purchase a diamond, but the Lord Jesus paid the supreme price for saints with His own precious blood shed at the cross of calvary, and saints are just not worth what they cost. Right now say Thank you Lord Jesus for saving an unworthy sinner like me by purchasing and redeeming me with your precious blood that washed away all my sins. 1 Peter 1:18 tells us Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed (purchased) with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your Fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
OK, as you look at the above picture, notice that the only way to discover a fake counterfeit diamond is to put it next to a true genuine diamond. Like diamonds, you can discover a true genuine christian by putting him next to a fake counterfeit so called christian person. 1 John 4:2 gives the test to know a true genuine person from a fake counterfeit person. A true saint will acknowledge Jesus as God and a fake counterfeit saint will deny that Jesus is God.
1 John 4:2 says Hereby know ye the Spirit of God; Every spirit that confesseth (defined as tell the world that Jesus is God) that Jesus Christ (defined as Messiah, Anointed One, Emmanuel, or God with us) is come in the flesh is of God. (Note that a true saint will say Jesus is God come in the flesh) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God (this is the false counterfeit religions of Jehovah witnesses and muslims that deny that Jesus is God); and this is that spirit of antichrist; whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Also note that in the picture above the diamonds are not perfect because all diamonds have flaws. Like diamonds, christians also have flaws and are not perfect. But christians are striving for perfection. The apostle Paul said at Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Christians might not have reached perfection yet, but one day soon saints will have perfect new bodies in heaven with Jesus. Soon the dead in Christ and the living saints will be caught up in the clouds to be with the Lord Jesus, as they all shout for joy. The living saints will say O death where is thy sting and the resurrected saints will say O grave where is thy victory because death will be swallowed up in victory.
Take time to read the blessed promise at 1 Corinthians 15:54 that says So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immmortality; then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written; Death is swallowed up in victory; O death where is thy sting; O grave where is thy victory. The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law; But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Note also that diamonds have to be formed under pressure. Christians like diamonds are also formed under pressure. Pictured above the woman at the well became a christian when Jesus put the pressure on her by telling her Go call thy husband. The woman realized that she had to repent of her sins when Jesus pressured her by saying you have had five husbands and now you are shackin up with a man as a prostitute.
When the woman realized that she was a sinner, she repented and received the living water Jesus and told all the men of the city that she sinned with about Jesus. The prostitute brought all these men she had been with and led them to Jesus for salvation. Notice that Jesus always went to minister to sinners and not righteous so called religious people. Jesus ministered to the prostitute at the well and the wicked tax collector Zacchaeus. And note that the last thing Jesus did on this earth was save a wicked thief at calvary with the comforting words To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Jesus said at Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus wants us to preach repentance, and we must tell people to stop sinning by daily walking with the Lord Jesus. Jesus said at Luke 13:3 Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 2 Peter 3:9 says The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. The rich man in hell preached repentance by asking Abraham to have Lazarus warn his five brothers to repent and escape the torments of hell.
Preachers need to tell sinners to repent and not just preach a happy feel good prosperity message. Unfortunately, most preachers are like the picture above and preach Mother Hubbard style; They cover everything and touch nothing. Be like Brother Bob and tell people If you is what you was then you aint.
Preach scriptures to encourage people to repent, deny sin, and live holy for the Lord Jesus. Preach Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity (our past sins) of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
For my final thought today: A man came to a preacher saying I aint got a jealous bone in my body. The preacher answered saying that's the problem, jealousy is not in your bones; it's in your heart. We are all sinners needing to repent daily by constantly looking to Jesus Christ crucified. Take time to closely read the warning of Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (hangover from drinking), and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. I pray in Jesus name they bless multitudes of people everywhere. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Today as we look at the beautiful diamond pictured above, we will learn how diamonds remind us of christians. First, man can not make a diamond. Man can only mine for diamonds. But God produces the diamonds that man mines. As witnesses and ambassadors for our Lord Jesus Christ, we are just seed sowers and water boys like the pictures above that mine for lost souls. Then, after we plant the seed of the Word of God and water sinners with the Word of God, God gives the increase and produces saved christian diamonds. 1 Corinthians 3:7 says So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase. He that sows is 0. He that waters is 0. but God that giveth the increase is 100.
Friends, I encourage you to be like Brother Bob and become seed sowers and water boys by using the internet to tell the people of all nations to be saved by confessing Jesus as God as they believe that Jesus died for them, was buried, and rose again. If the saints become faithful witnesses about our Lord Jesus, God will give the increase and produce saved christians that shine as diamonds. Please read the following scriptures below proving that only God can give the increase and salvation . Jesus as God said at Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me and be ye saved (only God and not man can save) all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is none else. Jonah also acknowledged that only God saves by saying at Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.
Friends, I pray in Jesus name that you will decide to be a witness and ambassador for our Lord Jesus as you try to win souls to our Lord Jesus. According to the scriptures, a sign that someone has the Holy Ghost is that he desires to be a witness about our Lord Jesus to the uttermost parts of the earth. Jesus said at Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Lets' all be ambassadors and representatives for our Lord Jesus, willing to mine for lost souls as God produces saved beautiful diamond christians. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says Now then we are ambassadors (representatives) for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. If saints are faithful to witness the Lord Jesus to the ends of this earth, sinners will become saved as they proclaim Psam 40 I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry; He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay; and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
OK, diamonds remind me of christians because they are hard to clean. I've met some christians that are saved and sanctified, but they are also cranktified. Pictured above we will learn how to clean diamonds so we can learn how to clean cranktified christians. The best way to clean a diamond is put it in water. Therefore, the best way to clean a christian is wash them with the water of the Word of God. Ephesians 5:25 says Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word.
I don't care how cold, carnal, and out of fellowship a christian may be; He's got a humble spirit down behind the fifth rib that can't fight the scriptures. If a saint is born of the Word of God, when a preacher turns the water of the Word on that fella, even though he's been unfaithful, cold and carnal, after awhile as the preacher keeps washing him with the Word of God, everyone will see a shine in that saint's face, a sparkle in his eye, and a smile. The Word and our Lord Jesus will wash and clean that cranktified saint and make him shine like a beautiful diamond.
You see all saints need to be daily washed by the Word of God because we are all sinners. What a man does is not what his problem is. The problem is what a man is. SINS is what a man does. SIN is what a man is. Stealing a cow doesn't make a man a thief. He already was a thief before he stole the cow.
We don't become sinners. We're born as sinners. Psalm 58:3 says The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Psalm 51:5 says Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Ecclesiastes 7:20 says For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good and sinneth not. Isaiah 53:6 says All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus) the iniquity of us all.
Since we are all sinners from birth, only the blood of Jesus can remove our sins. Revelation 1:5 promises Unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. Right now praise the Lord Jesus for removing our sins. If the devil makes you feel guilty for any sin you did, tell the devil I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus that removes all my sins. 1 John 1:7 also promises But if we walk inthe 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.
OK, just a few thoughts to end up today's bible study. Brother Bob went to a campmeeting where many doctors were preaching. I thought I was in a medical center. Then someone asked me what school did you attend that qualified you to preach. I told them I just got to go to school one day and got the teacher and brought Him home with me. Then they asked me are you a doctor qualified to preach. I told them No I'm an orderly (pictured above) trying to clean up the messes they're making. And finally one last question: How can you tell when a politician is telling the truth? When he says another politician is a liar.
Stay tuned for more teachings about how diamonds remind me of christians. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.