Friday, December 25, 2015
Today we will learn that the Lord will command a blessing for any saint who worships by faith at the feet of our high priest Jesus Christ. Pictured above the Lord describes this blessing as precious ointment poured upon the head of the priest Aaron that ran down upon his beard and went down to the skirts of his garments. Now Hebrews 7:17 says the Lord Jesus is our high priest forever after the order of Melchisedec commanding a blessing to anyone who will worship Him as God at His feet by the skirts or (hem) of His garment.
This is stated at Psalm 133 Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments. As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessing (at the skirts and feet of our Lord Jesus), even life for evermore.
Right now, I pray in Jesus name that anyone reading this will receive God's commanded blessing at Jesus' feet by confessing and worshipping by faith Jesus as God, believing that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Friend get saved today and repent by turning away from your sins to live each day with our Lord Jesus. Picture yourself worshipping at the feet of our Lord Jesus by faith and receive the commanded blessing of salvation today.
Alright, let's look at a woman named Ruth pictured above who received the commanded blessing at the feet of her kinsman redeemer Boaz. Now the Lord Jesus is our kinsman redeemer who has bought His saints with His precious blood that removed our sins forevermore. 1 Peter 1:18 says Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed (bought) 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 made manifest in these last times for you.
Like Ruth pictured above at the feet of her redeemer Boaz, let's worship at the feet of our Redeemer the Lord Jesus to receive the commanded blessing. Because Ruth humbled herself at the skirt and feet of Boaz, Boaz redeemed and bought her field, as Ruth became the bride of Boaz. Right now friend anywhere humble yourself and worship at the skirt and feet of our Redeemer Jesus and become the bride of Christ. Boaz bought Ruth as the bride connected to the field, and now Jesus will buy His bride saints that are connected to this field world with his own blood that removes our sins forevermore.
The story about Ruth receiving the commanded blessing at Boaz's feet is at Ruth 3:7 and says And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn; and she (Ruth) came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself; and behold, a woman lay at his feet. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid; spread therefore thy skirt (note that Ruth is receiving the commanded blessing at the skirt and feet of her redeemer Boaz) over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman. And he said, Blessed be thou of the Lord, my daughter; for thou has shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich.
OK, another woman named Mary Magdalene pictured above received the commanded blessing as she worshipped the Lord Jesus at His feet. Luke 7:37 says And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment. And stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Wow, what an honor it was for Mary Magdalene to wash Jesus' feet with tears, wipe them with her hair, as she kissed and anointed Jesus' feet with ointment. As a result, Jesus said to Mary Magdalene at Luke 7:50 Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. Friends everywhere, if Jesus has been good to you and blessed you in this life, be like Mary Magdalene, and right now worship the Lord Jesus at His feet as you receive the commanded blessing of salvation and peace.
Wow, pictured above we see yet another woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years that knew that the commanded blessing of healing stated at Psalm 133 was received by touching the skirt or hem of Jesus' garment as she worshipped Him as Lord at His feet. Her story is recorded at Matthew 9:20 saying And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind Him (Jesus), and touched the hem (skirt) of His garment; For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole.
Matthew 9:22 goes on to say But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. Right now let's also worship the Lord Jesus at His feet like this woman as we by faith touch the skirt hems of His priestly garment to receive the commanded blessing of healing in our bodies.
Pictured above we see some more women who received the commanded blessing by worshipping the Lord Jesus at His feet. Mary Magdalene, the other Mary, and Salome listed at Mark 16:1 were told by an angel at Matthew 28:7 Go quickly, and tell His disciples that He (Jesus) is risen from the dead; and behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.
Matthew 28:8 goes on to say And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word. And as they went to tell His disciples, behold Jesus met them saying, All hail. And they came and held Him by the feet and worshipped Him.
These women bowed at the feet of our Lord Jesus on this earth holding His feet (I do not believe they held His feet as He rose above them in the air), and as a result Jesus blessed them greatly. I must say that saved women are a blessing because in the bible we usually see women worshipping Jesus at his feet receiving blessings. But Brother Bob says to all the brothers that read this, right now be like the apostle John and receive the commanded blessing by worshipping our Lord Jesus at the foot of the cross.
Also note that pictured above innumerable angels in heaven receive the commanded blessing by falling on their faces and worshipping at the feet of our Lord Jesus. Truly the commanded blessing is received as we humbly worship at the feet of our Lord Jesus. Revelation 7:11 says And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces (at the feet of Jesus), and worshipped God.
Note also that when the apostle John saw Jesus glorified at Patmos in a vision, John said at Revelation 1:17 I fell at his feet as dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last; I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. As John worshipped at the feet of Jesus, John received the commanded blessing to write about the blessed visions he saw in the book of Revelation. Like John, let's worship at the feet of Jesus and see blessed visions that will soon occur as we receive peace, strength, and healing
Remember, only worship Jesus as Lord at the feet of Jesus. Do not worship any person or angel at their feet. The apostle John learned this lesson at Revelation 22:8 that 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 that a true angel will always tell you to worship the Lord Jesus as God and not any angel or man. Angels are sent to saints by Jesus for blessings but only Jesus should be worshipped. Psalm 34:7 promises The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. Psalm 91:11 also promises For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Finally, note that our Lord Jesus said at John 13:14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. Jesus promised happiness at John 13:17 if we wash each others feet. Truly peace and happiness will be ours if we worship Jesus as Lord at His skirts and feet and become humble servants to each other willing to wash the saints feet.
Oh, I must also mention the Caananite woman who also worshipped at the feet of our Lord Jesus, as she confessed that she was a sinful dog, willing to eat of the crumbs which fell by the feet of Jesus from the Master's table. When this woman asked Jesus to heal her daughter, Jesus said at Matthew 15:26 It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said Truth Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. Because this woman worshipped at the feet of our Lord Jesus, Jesus commanded the blessing upon her by saying at Matthew 15:28 O woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
After reading this bible study today, let's all receive the commanded blessing daily by worshipping Jesus as Lord at His feet. I pray that this bible study blesses many people everywhere in Jesus name. 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.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Today let's look at some blessed biblical mothers. These mothers daily prayed for their children and taught these kids the Word of God. Our first blessed mother pictured above is Jochebed who raised Moses. The story of how Jochebed saved baby Moses' life from Pharoah is recorded at Exodus 2:3 and says She took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's brink. And his sister (Miriam) stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
Exodus 2:5 goes on to say And the daughter of Pharoah came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it. And when she had opened it, she saw the child; and behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I go, and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee? And Pharoah's daughter said to her, Go and the maid went and called the child's mother (Jochebed).
Wow, pictured above we see that Jochebed was allowed by Pharoah's daughter to raise and train up Moses about the Word of God. I believe Jochebed was a blessed mother that daily prayed for Moses and told him the truth about the Word of God. As a result, Hebrews 11:24 tells us By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of the Pharoah's daugher. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
Hebrews 11:26 goes on to say Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is invisible.
I pray in Jesus name that all women reading this anywhere can be like Jochebed and see how important it is to pray daily for their children and teach them daily the truths about our Lord Jesus from the Word of God. Because Jochebed was faithful and taught the truth about Jesus daily to Moses, multitudes of people were blessed by Moses and freed from Egyptian slavery. Because of Jochebed's training, Moses chose to leave the fading riches of Egypt and instead of becoming a great Pharoah, served our Lord Jesus as a poor humble servant that led the children of God out of Egypt. Usually behind every great man of God, is a blessed mother who daily prayed for her child and shared the good news about our Lord Jesus.
Our next blessed biblical mother pictured above is Hannah praying for a child before the priest Eli. 1 Samuel 1:9 says So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the Lord. And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord and wept sore.
1 Samuel 1:11 goes on to say And she vowed a vow and said, O lord of hosts, If thou wilt look indeed on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.
God granted Hannah's prayer and blessed her with a child named Samuel. Hannah, like Jochebed was a blessed mother that daily prayed for her child Samuel and taught him about the Word of God. As a result, Samuel became a great prophet that had the honor of choosing two great kings named Saul and David that blessed multitudes of people. Note again, that behind most great men are blessed mothers.
But friend if you have an ungodly mother that denies Jesus like Brother Bob, Jesus who did the will of God will be your mother, father, sister and brother and train you to be a great man of God. Matthew 12:50 promises For whosoever shall do the will of my Father (Jesus and all the children of God) which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Friends don't be discouraged if your family rejects you because of Jesus; Ephesians 1:6 says you are accepted in the beloved by your brothers and sisters in the Lord. Jesus will send you saved brothers and sisters to accept you into the family of God and care for your needs daily like a mother and father. Psalm 27:10 promises When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
OK, let's see how God honored Hannah's prayers by giving her a child named Samuel. Hannah told the priest Eli at 1 Samuel 1:26 Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. For this child I prayed, and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him. Therefore also have I lent him to the Lord, as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord. And he (Eli) worshipped the Lord there.
Samuel became a great prophet because his mother Hannah helped Samuel minister daily in the temple. Every year Hannah made Samuel a little coat to help him minister in the temple with Eli. 1 Samuel 2:18 says But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod. Moreover his mother made him a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband (Elkanah) to offer the yearly sacrifice.
OK, our third blessed biblical mother today pictured above kneeling and worshipping our Lord Jesus in the womb of Mary is Elisabeth. Luke 1:39 tells us And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb (note that abortion is wrong because baby John was alive and recognized our Lord Jesus in Mary's womb by leaping for joy in the womb of Elisabeth); and Elisabeth was filled with with the Holy Ghost. And she (Elisabeth) spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
Wow, Elisabeth proclaimed loudly that Jesus was Lord when Jesus was just a baby in the womb of Mary. And Elisabeth taught her son John the Baptist daily that Jesus was the Messiah and God come in the flesh. Because of Elisabeth ( a blessed mother), when John became an adult and saw Jesus, John recognized Jesus and proclaimed at John 1:29 Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John knew Jesus was Lord because of his mother Elisabeth's teachings and had the honor of baptizing our Lord Jesus. Again, behind many great men of God is a blessed mother. Thank you Lord Jesus for women like Jochebed, Hannah, and Elisabeth that take time to daily pray and train their children about our Lord Jesus.
Friend reading this anywhere, if Elisabeth can worship Jesus as Lord when Jesus was a little baby in the womb of Mary, get saved today and confess Jesus as your Lord, believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins to live daily with our Lord Jesus. Become like Jochebed, Hannah, and Elisabeth as you daily meditate on the Word of God and live for our Lord Jesus daily.
Note that Simeon in the bible taught us that salvation is in a person named Jesus and not what man does. Religion is what man does. Salvation is what Jesus as God does. The only way to heaven is through Jesus and not by works. Good people who do good works without Jesus go to hell. Saved people with our Lord Jesus go to heaven. What counts in this life is what you do with Jesus. It's wrong to say if Jimmy is a good little boy, he'll go to heaven. Nope, it doesn't matter if Jimmy is good or bad that determines if he goes to heaven. What little Jimmy does with Jesus in this life determines if he goes to heaven. If Jimmy accepts Jesus as his Lord and believes Jesus died for him, was buried, and rose again, Jimmy goes to heaven. Jesus said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.
God promised Simeon that he would not die before he saw the Lord's Christ. Luke 2:26 says And it was revealed unto him (Simeon) by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him after the custom of the law.
Luke 2:28 goes on to say Then took he Him up in his arms (wow Simeon held God who was baby Jesus in his arms; just think how Simeon felt to hold God in his arms) and blessed God and said, Lord (wow Simeon got saved and proclaimed baby Jesus as God) now lettest thou servant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation (Glory to God, Simeon proclaimed that salvation is in a person named Jesus by saying mine eyes have seen thy salvation who is a person named the Lord Jesus).
Alright, our next blessed biblical mother pictured above is Rahab who hid spies of God under stalks of flax on the roof of her house from the enemy. Rahab knew to show kindness to strangers who could be angels sent for her protection. As a result, Rahab's life was spared from the destruction of Jericho by Joshua. The spies had Joshua save Rahab when he saw a scarlet thread outside the window of Rahab's house.
Now note that Rahab had a son named Boaz. Every day Rahab was a blessed mother that taught Boaz to show kindness to strangers. She would tell Boaz that their lives were spared after she had showed kindness to spies from another country. As a result, when Boaz became an adult, Boaz showed kindness to the Moabite stranger named Ruth by leaving handfuls of purpose for her as she gleaned in Boaz's field. Because Rahab was a blessed mother that trained Boaz to be kind to strangers, Boaz married Ruth the Moabitish damsel and became the grandparent to King David and our Lord Jesus.
Note also that everywhere in the bible Rahab is called a harlot except at Matthew 1:5 that says Rahab (not saying the harlot) is the blessed grandmother of our Lord Jesus. The reason for this is because when anything is connected to our Lord Jesus, sin is removed by the blood of Jesus. Rahab is the blessed grandmother of our Lord Jesus who is not remembered as a harlot but as a blessed mother that trained her son Boaz to be kind to strangers and marry a Moabite Ruth to prove that Jesus loves and saves sinners from all countries. Revelation 22:17 says And the Spirit and the bride say, Come, And let him that heareth say Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
OK, our final blessed biblical mothers today are Timothy's mother Eunice and his grandmother Lois pictured above. Because Eunice and Lois had unfeigned sincere faith, the child Timothy had unfeigned sincere faith. Eunice and Lois prayed daily for little Timothy and trained him about our Lord Jesus. As a result, Timothy became a great man of God.
The apostle Paul said at 2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned (sincere) faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice, and I am persuaded that in thee also. Paul noted that because of the unfeigned faith of Eunice and Lois, three generations of blessed believers worshipped our Lord Jesus as little Timothy also received unfeigned faith.
Grandmothers reading this, be like Lois and take time to pray for your grandchildren and teach these precious little children about our Lord Jesus and the Word of God daily. Note that Deborah said that being a mother (not a prophetess or leader) to her little children is the most blessed job a woman can do on this earth. Deborah said at Judges 5:7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother (not a prophetess or leader) in Israel.
During Deborah's life on this earth, the Canaanites forbid the children of God to live in villages. As a result the children of God lived in caves, byways, and backways in the woods. Deborah said I'm gonna be a blessed mother for my kids and fight with Barak against the Canaanites and allow my kids to inhabit and live in villages again in Israel. Deborah and Barak defeated the Canaanites, and Deborah's kids were able to live in the villages again because of their blessed mother Deborah.
Women reading this anywhere, be like Deborah and remember that being a mother is the most blessed occupation for any woman. Titus 2:4 tells women how to be good wives. It says That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. A good wife takes care of her husband and the kids and keeps a clean home. A bad wife neglects her husband and kids as she runs all night with a loud mouth in the streets and leaves her home like a pigpen. I pray in Jesus name that every woman reading this will become a godly wife and serve Jesus by taking care of their husbands and kids in a clean home.
I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses many people everywhere. Feel free to contact Brother Bob Malkin anywhere 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.