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.