Sunday, January 31, 2016
Today we will learn the seven reasons why Jesus left heaven to come to this earth. The seven reasons why Jesus left heaven and came to this earth are to give us life, light, rest, division, judgment, fire, and finally to seek and to save that which was lost. Praise the Lord Jesus now as you read how Jesus became poor so we could become richly blessed. 2 Corinthians 8:9 tells us For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.
Friends, Jesus left the ivory palaces of heaven and came down to a barn in Bethlehem. Jesus left the presence of angels to come down to the presence of sinners. Jesus left the continuous praises of all the host of heaven and came down to this earth to hear the curses of men. Jesus left all of the beauty of heaven to come down to all of the ugliness of this world and die for sinners on a wretched cross.
Now why would Jesus leave the glory of heaven and come down to this wicked world? First, pictured above we learn that Jesus came to this earth to give sinners abundant life. Jesus said at John 10:10 The thief cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 1 John 5:11 also says And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. Right now say thank you Lord Jesus for leaving heaven to come to earth and give me abundant life.
Second, Jesus came to this earth to cause division. Jesus said at Luke 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on the earth? I tell you, Nay, but rather division. Friends Jesus came to inaugurate a warfare against the forces of evil. 1 Corinthians 10:3 says For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.
Rejoice, neighbor reading this anywhere, Jesus has already defeated the devil at the cross of calvary. The devil just tries to make people think there is a game to play and runs out on the field wearing his playing gear. Just tell the devil to look at the scoreboard saying game over devil you've lost; there is no game to play. My Lord Jesus defeated you forever by the blood of Jesus shed at the cross of calvary. Tell the devil Hebrews 2:14 that the Lord Jesus through death on the cross destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil forevermore.
Third, pictured above we see that Jesus came to this earth to bring light. Jesus said at John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. Jesus proclaimed at John 8:12 I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
How comforting to know that when we make Jesus God of our lives, believing Jesus died for us on the cross, was buried, and rose again, repenting and turning from our sins to live with Jesus, we walk in the light overcoming the depressing darkness of this world. Remember friends, everyday say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil the blood of Jesus has overcome and defeated you devil, evil must pass over me, and the blood of Jesus has cleansed me of all my sins. Daily ask Jesus to send multitudes of angels to bind the devil wherever you go, sending him to the pit of hell where he can not rise up again according to Psalm 140:10.
Fourth, we learn that Jesus came to this earth to bring judgment. Jesus said at John 9:39 For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see, and that they which see might be made blind. Psalm 138:6 tells us Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly; but the proud He knoweth afar off. Friends stay humble and like John the baptist say He (Jesus) must increase; but I must decrease. Remember, 1 Corinthians 3:7 says So then neither is he that planteth any thing; neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
OK, Fifth, Jesus came to this earth to give sinners rest. Jesus said at Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Neighbor, why not come to Jesus now today and receive rest? Leave your sins because Proverbs 13:15 says the way of transgressors is hard. But Jesus said His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Jesus promised at John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth; give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Alright, Sixth, Jesus came to this earth to send fire. Jesus said at Luke 12:49 I am come to send fire on the earth and what will I, if it be already kindled? How comforting to know that one day soon Jesus will cast the devil into the lake of fire where the devil will be tormented day and night forever and ever according to Revelation 20:10.
Finally, Seventh, the most important reason that Jesus came to this earth was to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10 tells us For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Above is one of Brother Bob's favorite pictures showing Jesus coming to this earth as the great shepherd seeking to save any lost sheep.
Luke 15:4 describes the above picture saying What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
Neighbor reading this anywhere, the main reason Jesus came to this earth was to find you my precious sinner friend and save you. Right now get saved and make Jesus God over your life, allowing Jesus to make your decisions daily, believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins, living daily for our Lord Jesus. Friends, Luke 15 tells us why Jesus left heaven to come to this earth; Jesus came to this earth seeking for lost sinners as a woman seeks for a lost coin, as a shepherd seeks for a lost sheep, and as a father seeks for a lost son.
To end up our bible study today, I give you a happy jingle to remember the above pictured scripture at Isaiah 1:18. Come (invitation) now (specification) and let us reason together (conversation) saith the Lord (declaration) though your sins be as scarlet (realization) they shall be as white as snow (purification); though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool (transformation).
I had to add this classic gem from one of my favorite preachers J. Harold Smith. Don't be a tweedle dee, tweedle dum, pussy footin, compromisin, white washing, backscratching, ear tickling, soft soaping, tiptoein through the tulips kind of preacher that's all the time preaching a feel good lovey dovey message, failing to tell people to repent and stop sinning.
I pray in Jesus name this bible study blesses multitudes of people 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. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Pictured above we see a flat top aircraft carrier that will teach us about accepting Jesus as God today without any delay. Flat top aircraft carriers are big ole boats that airplanes land on. When a jet airplane lands on one of these boats, the pilot has to hit the edge of the boat and use all the runway he can to get stopped. There are usually seven tension wires that catch incoming planes and stop them from going over into the ocean.
Now if a pilot catches his plane on the first tension wire at the edge of the boat, the plane will be stopped by this wire and go E, EE, EEE, EEEE, EEEEE and stop safely on the runway. But, if the pilot misses the first two tension wires and catches the third tension wire down the runway, the plane goes E, E, E, and goes over into the ocean. These pilots know that they can use the runway in front of them, but they can't use the runway behind them when landing on these flat tops. These pilots also know that they need to start putting on the brakes back yonder instead of down yonder.
Neighbor reading this anywhere like pilots landing on flat tops, we all need to remember that we can only use what's in front of us and no longer use what's behind us. Be like a successful pilot landing on a flat top, and put the brakes on sin early in your life to avoid a wasted life. Don't start stopping to sin down yonder when you should have started stopping back yonder.
Put the brakes on drugs, alcohol, and fornication right now and get saved today by confessing Jesus as God of your life, believing Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins to live every day for our Lord Jesus. Get saved at an early age and avoid the regret of a wasted life by putting the brakes on sin too late. Remember, you can use the runway in front of you, but you can no longer use the runway behind you. Ecclesiastes 12:1 says Remember now thy creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.
2 Corinthians 6:2 says For He (Jesus) saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee; behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. Friends turn to Jesus now because sin shortens lives. Proverbs 10:27 tells us The fear of the Lord prolongeth days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Remember, drugs, alcohol, and fornication remove years from a person's life. But the good news is that if a person makes Jesus Lord of their life saying I am crucified with Christ, the blood of Jesus will wash away all sin, as their days are prolonged with peace.
Alright, for our next blessed biblical rhyme, let's talk about the two pictures of sparrows above. Matthew 10:29 speaks about the first picture saying Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. Luke 12:6 speaks about the second picture saying Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Now notice that two sparrows are sold for a farthing and five sparrows are sold for two farthings. If you pay two farthings, you get a bargain. You get an extra odd bird; an inconspicuous and unimportant extra fifth sparrow. The person purchasing this extra odd bird might overlook and not care for this fifth little sparrow. But, God won't forget this fifth little sparrow and be with him each time he lands on the ground.
Now if God cares about little sparrows, God cares about you friend reading this. His eye is on the little sparrow and I know He cares for me. How comforting to know that God notices little sparrows and the number of the very hairs on our heads. The smallest detail never escapes God's notice. Like sparrows, God remembers and cares about you friend reading this anywhere. Isaiah 49:15 tells us Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Neighbor anywhere you are important to Jesus like sparrows and Philippians 4:19 promises But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Also, Jesus as God promises saints everywhere to be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time at 1 Peter 1:5. Hallelujah, Jesus takes care of the little fifth inconspicuous sparrow and all His precious saints.
Alright, for my last blessed biblical rhyme today we see pictured above four wives named Ethel, Jane, Martha, and Mary earnestly watching for their husbands to return from a day of fishing on boats. But a fifth wife named Bertha has stayed at home waiting for her husband to return.
Now when the five husbands returned to the shore on their boat after fishing all day, Henry said I see Ethel, Billy said I see Jane, Jimmy said I see Martha, Jerry said I see Mary, but Clyde said where's Bertha, I don't see her anywhere. When Clyde got home, he asked Bertha, why didn't you watch for me on the shore. Bertha replied, Clyde I was waiting for you all day at home. Clyde responded to Bertha and said you were waiting but you were not watching for me.
And friends many of us today are like the bride Bertha just waiting and not watching for the bridegroom Jesus to return and catch us up in the clouds to be with the Lord Jesus forever. Neighbor, we all have to wait for Jesus' return, but how about watching for Jesus' return with earnest expectation. Romans 8:19 tells us For the earnest expectation (defined as watching) of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Friends everywhere, let's not just wait for Jesus; Let's earnestly watch and abide daily with Jesus, denying sin and this fading world constantly. 1 John 2:28 says And now, little children, abide in Him (Jesus), that when He shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming. Jesus said at John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you; ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done for you.
To end up today's lesson, I give you all a parable encouraging you to live constantly for the Lord Jesus. Here it is: Three frogs were sitting on lily pads in the middle of a pond; One decided to jump; How many frogs does this leave; The answer is three because the one frog decided to but did not jump. This is the way a lot of people are today; They have decided that sometime in the future they will live for Jesus and refuse to make Jesus the Lord of their life today. Let's all be witnesses and tell people to decide and make Jesus their God today, believing Jesus died for them, was buried, and rose again. OK, one other blessed saying: Get vertically right with God and then you'll be horizontally right with everyone.
As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Jesus bless the thousands of saints in Russia and South Korea that read Brother Bob's book for Jesus. Friends in Russia, South Korea, and America 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. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Friends, today it's time to share some more blessed biblical rhymes. Pictured above we see that Joshua met the captain general of the host of angels named the Lord Jesus promising victory over the enemy at Jericho. Hebrews 2:10 proclaims that Jesus was the captain that Joshua met saying For it became Him (Jesus) for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
The bible speaks about the above picture at Joshua 5:13 saying And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand; and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? (Note that the Lord Jesus as the captain told Joshua son I didn't come to take sides, I came to take over causing Joshua to worship Jesus as God). (Now look at Jesus' response to Joshua at Joshua 5:14) Nay; but as captain (defined as general of the army angels of God) of the host (defined as angels) of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto Him, What saith my Lord unto his servant? (Note again that Jesus as the God man appeared to Joshua because Joshua first saw the captain Jesus as a man but later proclaimed that this captain was the Lord Jesus, as Joshua worshipped Jesus as God).
Now note the three things Joshua was facing as he prepared to fight the enemy surrounded by the high walls of Jericho. Joshua was facing a heritage to be received (the promised land), a hindrance to be removed (the enemy behind the high walls of Jericho), and finally a helper to be recognized (the Lord Jesus as the captain of the army of angels who would remove the walls of Jericho and destroy the enemies in Jericho).
Like Joshua, we as saints also have a heritage to be received, a hindrance to be removed, and a helper to be recognized. I pray in Jesus my friends everywhere can remember their helper to be recognized who is the Lord Jesus (the unseen captain) that will overcome any obstacle in their paths. Friends today realize that Jesus and the blood of Jesus will overcome any obstacle in your path. Revelation 12:11 proclaims that the blood of Jesus has overcome the devil causing evil to pass over you. Tell the devil daily I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus that has defeated you devil. Get saved today and confess Jesus as your God over your life and believe that Jesus died for you, was buried, and rose again. Repent and turn from your sins today and live for Jesus now.
Instead of groaning about your adversaries like Joshua, let us all glory in our allies who are Jesus and his mighty army of angels that will always give victory to all saints. 2 Corinthians 2:14 promises Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Chirst, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. Also, 1 Corinthians 15:57 promises But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Another example pictured above in the bible where there was a heritage to be received, a hindrance to be removed, and a helper to be recognized occurred when Elisha's servant Gehazi recognized that the angels in chariots of fire were more in number than the Syrian enemies. The story in 2 Kings 6 tells us that Elisha had a hotline to heaven and knew all the plans of the king of Syria. When the King of Syria learned about Elisha, he said I've got to silence that little prophet and send an army to find Elisha and his servant Gehazi.
Then one morning, when Elisha's servant Gehazi looked out of his window, he saw soldiers to the right of him, soldiers to the left of him, here a soldier, there a soldier, and everywhere a soldier. Gehazi ran to Elisha and said we're surrounded by the Syrian army that is coming to get us. Gehazi forgot about his heritage to be received and began looking at his hindrance to be removed. But Elisha was looking at the helper to be recognized (the Lord Jesus and his chariots with His host of angels that outnumbered the Syrian enemies). Psalm 68:17 proclaims the chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place.
Elisha responded to Gehazi at 2 Kings 6:16 Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. Then after Elisha prayed for Gehazi saying Lord, I pray thee open his eyes, that he may see, Gehazi looked and saw angels to the right of him, angels to the left of him, here an angel, there an angel, everywhere an angel because the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Also Gehazi remembered Psalm 91:11 that says For He (Jesus) 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.
Lord Jesus let everyone reading this remember that their helper to be recognized (the Lord Jesus and His angels) is greater than any hindrance to be removed as we all travel to our heritage to be received. Every day let's all pray that Jesus will send his angels around us to bind the devil and send all evil spirits to the pit of hell. Psalm 140:10 promises that when evil spirits are sent by faith through angels to deep pits, they will not rise up again.
Alright, for our next blessed biblical rhyme today let's look at the above picture of the prophet Amos telling King Jeroboam and his false priest Amaziah that it was wrong for them to worship golden calves in Bethel and Dan and not allow the people to travel to Jerusalem to worship the Lord. Jeroboam was the king over northern Israel and wanted to control his people by offering worship at Bethel and Dan in northern Israel, instead of where God required worship which was in southern Israel at Jerusalem ruled by King Rehoboam.
Open your bibles to Amos 7:10 and read how the false priest Amaziah spoke against the prophet Amos for rebuking King Jeroboam's worship at Bethel and Dan. The text reads Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel, the land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there; But prophesy not again any more at Bethel, for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
Amos responded to Amaziah at Amos 7:14 saying I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit; And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord; Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac. Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land; and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
Now note that Amos was not invited by Amaziah's ministerial committee to preach at Bethel or Dan. Dr. Amaziah told Amos you are not qualified or have the credentials to preach at Bethel; stop preaching and go back to gathering sycomore fruit on your farm. Amos responded and said Amaziah I'm not a prophet by parentage, I'm a prophet by providence. And I didn't come to Bethel to make the gospel acceptable, I came to make the gospel available.
Like Amos, Brother Bob has been told many times that he was not qualified or had the credentials to be a preacher in Ohio. One person told me, I won't come to hear you preach until you get a DD doctor of divinity. I told that brother I have my DD, I'm a devil disturber. Then another person said you need a BA and PHD before you can preach. I told them that I had my BA, I'm born again, and that I have my PHD, I have a pentacostal hairdo. Finally another brother said I won't come to hear you preach until you become a doctor qualified to preach. I told that brother, I'm not a doctor, I'm an orderly, I clean up the messes that false preachers make.
CLASSIC BIBLICAL RHYMES
Alright I'm gonna list below some of Brother Bob's favorite classical biblical rhymes to help my friends everywhere meditate on the blessed Word of God.
1) What is the only thing in heaven made by men?
The scars on the body of our Lord Jesus. This was proven after Jesus' resurrection when Thomas saw the nail prints in Jesus' hands and the piercing in Jesus' side before he believed that Jesus was Lord.
2) Don't say Look what I've done, Jesus won't forgive me.
Say Look what He's done, and what I couldn't do.
3) When God says Go and we say No, the next word is Woe.
But when God says Go and we Go, the next word is Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
4) Say this to people who believe the false doctrine of evolution thinking man came from tadpoles, bullfrogs, monkeys, and baboons. Tell them first there was a tadpole with a tail long and slim, next there was a bullfrog with his tail tucked in, then there was a baboon swinging by his tail from tree to tree, and finally there was a Dr. with a PHD. Now neighbor doesn't that sound wrong. Colossians 1:16 tells us the truth saying For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities; or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him; And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
5) How do catholics make holy water?
Boil the hell out of it.
6) Why was Noah the first banker?
He floated his stock while the whole world was in liquidation.
7) 1 Cross+3 Nails=4Given.
8) Jesus was born so we could be reborn, Jesus died so we could live, Jesus came down so we could go up, Jesus suffered so we could have peace, Jesus had no where to live on earth so we could live in mansions in heaven.
9) Jesus left the ivory palaces of heaven to be born in a barn in Bethlehem. Psalm 45:8 speaks about how Jesus left the ivory palaces of heaven to come to earth saying All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
10) Too many people are expanding their physical waistlines instead of extending their spiritual coastlines.
11) Solve this riddle: The poor have it; the rich don't need it; and it's greater than God. The answer is Nothing. The poor have nothing; the rich don't need nothing, and nothing's greater than God.
12) What do you call a seven foot man walking down the street blowing a flute?
13) Alright my last one for you all to think about today: Ecclesisates 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool, this also is vanity.
Makes a lot of noise but doesn't last long.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Feel free to email Brother Bob 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.
As always it is a blessing to write these bible studies. Feel free to email Brother Bob 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.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Today let's learn some blessed biblical rhymes to help us meditate on God's Word. Pictured above we see a leopard skin mink coat that a hillbilly saw as he walked by a furrier shop. When the hillbilly looked at the leopard skin mink coat, he said "That cat was better off before he was worth so much." Brother Bob agrees with this hillbilly and says I know a lot of cats that were better off before they were worth so much, allowing the love of money to ruin their lives.
1 Timothy 6:10 says For the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after (Judas, Gehazi, and Balaam), they erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Judas loved thirty pieces of silver more than Jesus and died. Gehazi lied to receive money from Naaman who was healed which caused Gehazi to become leprous. Balaam chose to send women to commit fornication with the children of Israel to receive the riches of Balak and died with the enemy of Israel.
Remember God's unfailing recipe for prosperity listed at 1 Timothy 6:6 that says But godliness with contentment is great gain. Godliness+Contentment=Great Gain. Jesus warned us at Luke 12:15 Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Don't be like the fool spoken about at Luke 12:16 saying The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
Luke 12:19 goes on to say And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then, whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Friend, instead of storing up all your money and goods on this fading earth like a fool, give away money and goods to the poor to become blessed forevermore by Jesus. Proverbs 19:17 says He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again. Luke 6:38 tells us Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Brother Bob says do Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread (Jesus and blessings) upon the waters (send the bread Jesus and the Word of God over the ocean waters by the internet on blessed websites to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus in Russia, South Korea, Africa and everywhere); for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Tell people everywhere to get saved and make Jesus their God, believing that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again to win souls. Tell people everywhere to repent and turn from their sins to live with Jesus every day.
OK, pictured above our next blessed biblical rhyme is about a sign that an atheist placed on the wall of his home saying God is nowhere. One day a little five year old girl and her grandpa visited this atheist's home. When the little girl saw the atheist's sign, she said Praise the Lord, Look grandpa, this sign says God is now here. Remember Jesus said at Matthew 28:20 Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. And Jesus said at Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Truly, when atheists say there is no sign of Jesus' return, they become a sign that Jesus will come again soon to bless all His saints. An atheist that denies that Jesus is God is just an animated placard moving around advertising the very thing that he denies. Jesus told us at 2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts. And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. Jesus responded to these scoffers and atheists by saying at Revelation 22:12 And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
The other day Brother Bob told an atheist that his name is mentioned in the bible at Psalm 14:1 that says The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Friends the bible says that Jesus is God who created everything. John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:14 proves that Jesus is the Word and God saying And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The next time you see an atheist that does not believe Jesus is God, tell him this story. A man went to a restaurant where you press buttons to get food. When he pressed the first button, out came a piece of chicken. When he pressed the next button, out came mashed potatos and green beans. And when he pressed another button, out came a glass of water. Now the chicken, mashed potatos, green beans, and glass of water didn't just appear out of nowhere. Someone prepared this food for the customers in the back of the restaurant. And friend everyone and everything on this earth just didn't appear out of nowhere.
Jesus as God made everyone and everything that is on this earth. This is proven by Colossians 1:16 that says For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him; And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
For our next thought we will learn that the catholics pictured above worshipping mother Mary as a god instead of the Lord Jesus is wrong. Jesus Himself told a woman who worshipped Mary as a god like a catholic to hear Him as the Word of God and keep the Word by only worshipping Jesus as God. Luke 11:27 tells us And it came to pass as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto Him (Jesus), Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked (Wow this woman acted like a catholic and said only mother Mary that bore Jesus should be blessed). Jesus rebuked this woman and said Yea, rather blessed are they that hear the Word of God (Jesus), and keep it.
Remember all the disciples of Jesus prayed with and not to Mary as a god. This is proven by Acts 1:14 that says These (Jesus' disciples) all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with (not to) the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus and with his brethren. Even Jesus Himself did not pray to Mary as a god when he called Mary woman from the cross telling Mary that she also needed to worship Jesus as God. John 19:26 tells us When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by (John) whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother!
And finally when Jesus performed his first miracle by turning the water into wine, the servants did what Jesus (not Mary) told them to do. Mary herself told the servants at John 2:5 Whatsoever He (Jesus) saith (not what I saith) unto you, do it. The servants obeyed Jesus by filling six waterpots to the brim as the water turned to blessed wine.
Alright, for our final blessed biblical rhyme today, let's all be like the little girl pictured above and lift up our heads, eyes, hands, and voices, instead of being downcast defeated saints with heads drooped and eyes down.
Take time to read the following bible verses that tell us to lift up our heads, eyes, hands, and voices. First lift up your heads. Psalm 24:7 says Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
Next, lift up your eyes. Psalm 121:1 says I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth. Then lift up your hands. 1 Timothy 2:8 tells us I will therefore that men pray everywhere lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting. Finally lift up your voices. Isaiah 58:1 says Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
In Jesus name, let us all lift up our voices on this internet and tell people to repent of their sins to be saved. 2 Corinithians 7:10 says For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Let's not preach Mother Hubbard style where we cover everything and touch nothing. Tell people to repent and turn from their sins and live daily for the Lord Jesus. Instead of drinking, smoking, drugs, and committing fornication to remove stress, tell people to daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus that overcame you devil, cleansed me of all sin, causing evil to pass over me.
As always, it has been a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes of people. 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.