Sunday, November 29, 2015
Today, we will learn to avoid the sinful decisions made by Lot during his life when he looked, leaned, lived, legislated, lost his testimony, lingered, learned the ways of Sodom, and left sinful children. Notice in the picture above that the first sin Lot did was to look at the well watered plain of sinful Sodom and move towards Sodom. Sin usually starts out with a wrong look and a move toward the deceiving beauty of this world.
Friends unlike Lot, heed to the warning of Psalm 101:3 saying I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes like a hellivsion TV with filthy commercials that can place bad thoughts into innocent children. Instead say Psalm 16:8 I have set the Lord (the Word of God) always before me; because He (Jesus) is at my right hand; I shall not be moved. Instead of a TV, get a computer and program the computer to only watch and hear daily bible preaching and blessed music about our Lord Jesus.
OK, the story about the above picture is found at Genesis 13:5 that says And Lot also which went with Abram had flocks and herds, and tents. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together; for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was strife between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
Genesis 13:8 goes on to say And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife I pray thee between me and thee and between my herdmen and thy herdmen, for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself I pray thee from me. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right. If thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Now notice what Lot did at Genesis 13:10 that says And Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the plain of Jordan that it was well watered every where before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan and Lot journeyed east and they separated themselves the one from the other.
Lot saw the grass of Sodom instead of the grace of our Lord Jesus. Lot saw the waters of Sodom instead of the wells of salvation. The bible warns us that this material world that appears beautiful is only temporary and passes away, but the unseen blessings from our Lord Jesus are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 tells us While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal (fading and passing away); but the things which are not seen (Jesus and the Word of God) are eternal. Friends let's daily look at the unseen eternal blessings of our Lord Jesus instead of this fading visible wicked world.
Unlike Lot, Jesus tells us to believe first and then we will see our blessings. Most people though desire to first see a blessing before they believe Jesus. Jesus told me to remind anyone reading this that the bible says at John 20:29 Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. Also Hebrews 11:6 says But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Try this; Say Jesus I believe you even if I don't see or feel any blessings, and Brother Bob guarantees you that your blessings will become visible and appear because Jesus will be pleased by your faith. Jesus responds to faith and not doubt requiring sight.
Alright, let's move on with our discussion about Lot. After Lot first looked at sinful Sodom, Lot leaned and pitched his tent toward sinful Sodom. Lot's look was followed by a lean. Pictured above we see Lot's tent leaning toward Sodom described at Genesis 13:12 that says Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.
Neighbor, unlike Lot, avoid looking and leaning toward sin by giving no place to the devil in your life. Ephesians 4:27 says Neither give place to the devil. Instead of using alcohol, drugs, and sex before marriage when you are stressed; daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. I guarantee you that when your worries, stress, fears and problems are placed on the cross of Christ by faith, they will be destroyed and no longer exist. Friend, Jesus is the answer to your problems. Right now get saved and confess Jesus as your Lord, believing in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins and live with our Lord Jesus daily.
OK, next we see that after Lot looked and leaned, Lot lived and legislated in Sodom. This is how sin progresses. First there is a look, then a lean, and finally the person lives in sin. Genesis 14:12 says And they took Lot, Abram's brothers son, who dwelt (lived) in Sodom, and his goods, and departed. Lot became lost in the sins of Sodom and called the sodomites his brethren at Genesis 19:7 where Lot said to the sodomites brethren, do not so wickedly.
Pictured above, Lot also agreed with the sins of Sodom by becoming a judge that legislated for Sodom at Genesis 19:1 that says And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate (defined as a judge in the gate) of Sodom, and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.
Wow, Lot's sin caused him to worship angels instead of the Lord Jesus. Neighbor, only the Lord Jesus and not angels should be worshipped. Notice what an angel told the apostle John when John tried to worship an angel. Revelation 22:8 says And I John saw these things, and heard them, And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me. See thou do it not; for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book; worship God. Notice a true angel will tell someone to worship the Lord Jesus and not any angel or person.
Alright, after Lot looked, leaned, lived, and legislated, Lot then lost his testimony and lingered in Sodom. After Lot was told by the angels that Sodom would be destroyed, his sons in law pictured above mocked his warnings to flee Sodom before destruction as Lot lost his testimony by lingering in Sodom. Genesis 19:14 says And Lot went out and spake unto his sons in law which married his daughters and said Up get ye out of this place, for the Lord will destroy this city; But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.
The sins of Sodom also made Lot reprobate who could not pray for himself or his family and escape the destruction of Sodom. Lot lingered in Sodom and the angels had to be merciful to Lot, his wife and two daughters by setting them without the city of Sodom. Genesis 19:16 says And while he (Lot) lingered, the men (angels) laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him; and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.
Abraham's prayers saved Lot from the destruction of Sodom. Lot could not pray for himself because he chose to tolerate the sins of Sodom. Friends reading this anywhere, Romans 1:28 tells us that the sin of sodomy and same sex marriage will give a person over to a reprobate mind (not being able to pray for themselves). Sodomites or people that compromise and agree with sodomy same sex marriage like Lot can not pray for themselves and need saved christians (like Abraham) to pray for them to be saved.
Finally, after Lot looked, leaned, lived, legislated, lost his testimony, and lingered, Lot learned the ways of Sodom causing sinful children to be left. Lot and his two daughters learned in Sodom how to drink liquor and intoxicating beverages. After Lot's two daughters got their father Lot drunk, they both committed incest with Lot and gave birth to sinful Moab and Ammon. This left the evil children of the Moabites and the Ammonites. Friends, learn a lesson today from this story; Anyone that leans toward Sodom and this wicked world, will raise up enemies against the cross of our Lord Jesus like the Ammonites and Moabites.
God punished what Lot did with his daughters by not allowing for ten generations an Ammonite or Moabite to enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever. Deuteronomy 23:3 says An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord, even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the Lord for ever. But, Ruth the Moabite who married Boaz and became Jesus' great grandmother was the eleventh generation of the Moabites and blessed to enter into the congregation of the Lord. Neighbor, rejoice and read Matthew 1 and count eleven generations to Boaz and Ruth to prove that Ruth the Moabite was the eleventh generation and blessed by our Lord Jesus.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray bless people 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Today, we'll learn what will happen when we are soon caught up to be with our Lord Jesus in the clouds in the air to live in peace forevermore. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 promises For the Lord (Jesus) Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel (Michael), 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 (snatched away) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Now when the saints are caught up to be with Jesus, they will be changed or transfigured into glorified bodies in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Corinthians 15:51 promises Behold, I shew you a mystery (no one knows the exact time of the catching up, it's a mystery); We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed (defined as transfigured into glorified bodies like a caterpillar changing into a butterfly by metamorphosis). 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.
OK, Brother Bob asked Jesus if a changed transfigured saint in a glorified body is in any building or car with a roof and doors when it's time to be caught up, will that saint be caught up to the clouds through the roof or through one of the doors? Jesus said the answer to this question can be found at John 20:19 pictured above when Jesus appeared in a glorified changed body to his disciples. John 20:19 says Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Notice that Jesus in His glorified changed body pictured above descended through the roof to appear to his disciples. Jesus made sure that the Word said that when the doors were shut, Jesus stood in the midst to prove that a glorified changed body can travel through any roof, door, or wall. Friends, rejoice because like our Lord Jesus, when saints are caught up with changed glorified bodies, they will go through any roof of a building or car to be with our Lord Jesus in the clouds in the air forevermore in peace. If Jesus in His glorified body can descend through a roof, saints in glorified bodies can be caught up through any roof of a building or car to be with Jesus in the clouds. No roof, wall, door, or grave will stop anyone from being caught up to be with Jesus in the clouds. And saints will be caught up through roofs and not through walls, doors, or floors because we'll be caught up (not caught out or caught down) to be with our Lord Jesus.
How encouraging to know that also the saints who have died in Christ will also be raised and caught up to be with our Lord Jesus soon. Romans 8:11 promises But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (restore to life) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Aint no grave gonna hold the dead in Christ down. The dead in Christ will bust open their graves and go through their coffins, tombstones, and the ground alive when they are caught up to be with the Lord Jesus in the clouds.
Alright, next Brother Bob asked Jesus after the saints are caught up to be with Jesus in the clouds, will the saints' earthly bodies disappear or remain? To answer this question we must look at what happened to Jesus when He rose from the dead and left an empty tomb behind. After Jesus left the empty tomb, His earthly body disappeared and could not be found. Like Jesus, when the saints are caught up, our earthly bodies will disappear and will not be found on the earth. Pictured above when Jesus rose from His tomb, only His linen clothes and wrapped napkin that was about His head remained. Like Jesus, when the saints are caught up, only our clothes will remain as our earthly bodies disappear. When Brother Bob gets caught up out of this place, people on this earth will only find my dockers pants, a croft and barrow shirt, and my asics sneakers.
Friends, how encouraging to know that our Lord Jesus is not in His tomb. Buddha and Mohammed are still in their tombs. But, the tomb of Jesus is empty. Jesus is not there. Jesus is risen and lives forevermore. Like Jesus, when saints get caught up, their earthly bodies will not be found on this earth as they live forevermore with Jesus. This is because 1 John 4:17 says as He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.
Matthew 28 tells us about the picture above and how the angels proclaimed that Jesus is not in the tomb; He is risen. Matthew 28 says In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
Matthew 28:3 goes on to say His countenance was like lightning; and his raiment white as snow; And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said, come, see the place where the Lord lay.
After Jesus rose from the dead, only Jesus' linen clothes and napkin that was about His head pictured above were found by Peter and John in His empty tomb. Like Jesus, people on this earth will only find saints' clothes after they are caught up in glorified bodies to be with our Lord Jesus. John 20:6 speaks about this and says Then cometh Simon Peter following him (John), and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Finally, let's learn why Jesus wrapped the napkin that was about His head and put it in a place by itself in the empty tomb. Jesus neatly wrapped this napkin to prove that His earthly body was not stolen from the tomb. After Jesus rose from the dead, soldiers were paid large sums of money to lie and say that His disciples came by night and stole His earthly body while the soldiers slept.
Matthew 28:12 says And when they were assembled (the soldiers and chief priests) with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers. Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept. Matthew 28:15 goes on to say So they took the money, and did as they were taught; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Now friends think about this: If a thief stole the earthly body of Jesus from the tomb, that thief would quickly throw Jesus' unwrapped napkin on top of Jesus' linen clothes. Jesus knew that people would lie and say His earthly body was stolen from the tomb. This is why Jesus wrapped the napkin neatly in a place by itself to prove that no thief stole his body. A thief wouldn't take time to neatly wrap the napkin. Also, Jesus' tomb was sealed by a stone and guarded by soldiers and it was not possible for a thief to enter Jesus' tomb and steal his earthly body.
Finally, let's learn about what the neatly wrapped napkin left by a master during a meal pictured above meant to his servant according to hebrew tradition. When a servant set the dinner table for his master, the table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until his master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table until the master was finished.
When the master was finished eating, the master would wad up his napkin and toss it onto the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. The wadded napkin meant I'm done. But if the master got up from the table and neatly wrapped his napkin and laid it beside his plate, the servant would not dare touch the table, because the neatly wrapped napkin meant I'm not finished; I'm coming back. Friend reading this anywhere get saved right now and confess Jesus as your Lord, believing in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins to live with Jesus daily. Jesus neatly wrapped the napkin in His tomb to let us all know that He's coming back to be the King of this earth for 1000 glorious years and in the kingdom forevermore.
Jesus also told His saints with the neatly wrapped napkin that I'm not finished and I'm coming back for the marriage supper of the Lamb prepared for all my saints. Revelation 19:7 tells us Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him (Jesus); for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife (the church and all the saved saints) 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. And He saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And He saith unto me. these are the true sayings of God.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name give peace to all my friends in the many countries on this earth. 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. Until we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Today, look above and see pictures of two women in the bible named Eve and Mary. The first woman Eve without a man caused the downfall of the human race by eating of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. As a result, God used another woman named Mary (a virgin) without a man who blessed the human race by giving birth to our Lord Jesus who sets us free from our sins.
Alright, let's look again at Eve and Mary pictured above and learn that Jesus is the promised seed of the woman Eve born through the lineage of Mary stated at Luke 3:38 (that goes back to Adam and Eve) that bruised satan's head while satan bruised Jesus' heel at the cross of calvary. During Eve's life, God promised at Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee (the devil) and the woman (Eve), and between thy seed and her seed (Jesus), it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.
The promised seed of Eve (Jesus) bruised satan's head because Romans 16:20 says And the God of peace (Jesus) shall bruise satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. Also, the promised seed of Eve (Jesus) had His heel bruised by satan at the cross of calvary because Isaiah 53:5 says But He (Jesus) was wounded for our transgressions, He (Jesus) was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.
OK, for our next thought today we see pictured above how Jesus was raised to life from the dead. Matthew 28:2 says And behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door (of the tomb), and sat upon it. Like our Lord Jesus, Romans 8:11 promises But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (raise to life) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Soon our Lord Jesus will be the king of this earth for 1000 years. Revelation 20:6 promises that saved saints will be priests of God and of Christ and shall reign with Jesus for 1000 years. Jesus will come from heaven on a white horse to have His feet touch the mount of Olives and become the king of this earth in Jerusalem for 1000 years.
During this 1000 years with Jesus (the millenium), if someone asks where are the cemeteries (like the one pictured above); saved saints will say there are none because no one dies with Jesus. If someone asks where are the hospitals; saved saints will say there are none because no one gets sick with Jesus on the earth. Everyone will declare Isaiah 35:5 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.
During the millenium, if someone asks where are the old age nursing homes; saved saints will say there are none because no one gets old with Jesus. Isaiah 65:20 promises that during the millenuim, There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall die 100 years old; but the sinner being 100 years old shall be accursed.
Wow, during the millenium with Jesus, saved saints with glorified bodies will live on this earth with saved and unsaved people in natural bodies. The people in the natural bodies will not age and a hundred year old person will have the strength of a young child, while a hundred year old sinners will be accursed for not accepting Jesus as Lord. It's amazing that when Jesus is King of this earth during the millenium, multitudes of people will reject Jesus and be cast into hell.
Finally, during the millenium, if someone asks a saved saint Where do you go to church; saved saints will say we all go up to Jerusalem to worship the King named Jesus. They will proclaim Isaiah 6:1 I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train (hem of Jesus' robe) filled the temple as a great choir sings All hail the power of Jesus name; let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him Lord of all.
OK, for our next thought, we see the first picture about Jesus' transfiguration at Mark 9:2 that says And after six days Jesus taketh with Him Peter and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves and He was transfigured before them. And His raiment became shining exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Notice that Peter was comfortable on the mountain top with Jesus saying it is good for us to be here. But Jesus knew that there was a little boy at the bottom of the mountain that needed deliverance from a dumb and deaf spirit. Jesus rebuked Peter and told Peter to leave his comfort zone and go with Him to save the little boy at the bottom of the mountain.
Like Jesus, Brother Bob tells his friends everywhere, leave your comfort zones and reach out to lost sinners going into all the world to preach the gospel. Saints, Jesus told us all to be fishers of men and win lost souls by telling people all over this earth to confess Jesus as God and believe that Jesus died for them, was buried, and rose again. And remember when anyone goes fishing, you have to go where the fish are to catch the fish. I pray in Jesus name, that we will all leave our comfort zones and go wherever Jesus send us to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus.
As you look at the second picture above, I encourage my friends everywhere to take time to go to church and meditate daily on our Lord Jesus and the Word of God. A study showed that during the lifetime of the average person, they work 9 years, shave their mugs 2 years, eat 4 years, loaf around 20 years, and only go to church and think about Jesus for 1 year. I pray in Jesus name, everyone can change this statistic and devote many hours of their lives to our Lord Jesus. Someone said how much of the world can I enjoy and also have Jesus. Brother Bob says correction; We should say how much Jesus and the Word can I enjoy, while I totally deny this world.
OK, for our final thought today we see pictured above Abraham and Lazarus in peaceful paradise, while the rich man named Dives is tormented in hell. The story about the above picture is found at Luke 16:19 and says There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day; And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom (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.
Now think about this; When the rich man died, presidents and many wealthy people attended the rich man's funeral and erected monuments named after the rich man. Several kings probably were the pallbearers that carried the rich man's casket to the grave. But, when Lazarus died, no one attended Lazarus' funeral. But Lazarus had angels as pallbearers that carried him to peace in paradise with Abraham. How comforting to know that like Lazarus, when saved saints leave this world, angels are their pallbearers that carry them to be in peaceful heaven forevermore with our Lord Jesus.
Just a final thought for today:; The outlooks bad and the downlooks worse, but thank God there's the uplook. And if you have the right uplook, you'll have the right outlook and want to win souls to our Lord Jesus all around us on this earth. Be blessed everyone in Jesus name.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes everywhere. 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.