Sunday, July 31, 2016
For our first jingle today, the scripture in the above picture can be remembered as the now and then bible verse. 1 Corinthians 13:12 say For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. Now there is a riddle but then there will be a reality.
Enoch learned to keep walking daily in the now with the Lord Jesus and the result was that then God translated Enoch to see God face to face. Genesis 5:24 says And Enoch walked with God and he was not; for God took him. One day God said Hey Enoch do you want to come up to heaven and enjoy the day? Enoch told God sure I'll come up to heaven and enjoy the day forever. As a result Enoch didn't come back to earth because it's always day in heaven and there is no night. Revelation 22:5 says And there shall be no night there (in heaven); and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever.
Also note how comforting the second part of the now and then scripture is that says now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. Many people ask will I know my christian friends and relatives in heaven? Yes we'll know each other in heaven. The now and then bible verse answers this by saying then shall I know even as also I am known. The saints will know each other in heaven. I'll know you and you'll know me.
What a blessing to know that a great reunion will soon occur in heaven where we'll recognize all of our beloved friends and saints. But the best thing in heaven is that Jesus will be known by all the saints who forevermore praise the Lord Jesus. I'm looking forward to meeting in heaven and hopefully on this earth the thousands that have been saved by reading these bible studies. Get saved now by repenting and turning from your sin, confessing Jesus as your God, and believing Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again.
I had to add this jingle to let you know that the first ten people's hebrew names talk about Jesus. This is because Jesus is the Word of God and the bible is all about Jesus. At Genesis 5 the hebrew names Adam, Seth, Enos, and Cainan talk about Jesus saying A man was appointed to mortal sorrow; then the hebrew names Mahalaleel, Jared, and Enoch talk about Jesus saying the blessed God shall come down teaching; and finally the hebrew names Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah talk about Jesus saying His death (Jesus death on the cross) will bring the despairing rest and comfort.
Also note that we see Jesus in the early books of the old testament. In Genesis, Jesus was the seed of the woman; in Exodus, Jesus was the sacrificial lamb; in Leviticus, Jesus was the sin offering and the scapegoat, and finally in Numbers, Jesus was the serpent on a pole. The whole bible speaks about Jesus proven when Jesus said at John 5:39 Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me.
Next let's learn about three lessons Elijah learned in the cave of Horeb pictured above. First Elijah learned a lesson about self pity; then Elijah learned a lesson about statistics; and finally Elijah learned a lesson about stillness. Elijah expressed self pity in the cave above when he told God at 1 Kings 19:10 I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.
God responded to Elijah's pity party by saying at 1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him. First, God taught Elijah a lesson about self pity saying Elijah you're not the only surviving saint; there's 7000 other saints like you that have not bowed unto Baal. Then God taught Elijah a lesson about statistics saying it was wrong to say I, even I only, am left when 7000 other saints also refused to bow to Baal. Elijah learned that there were three kinds of lies; white lies, black lies, and statistics.
Finally, Elijah learned a lesson about stillness when God's response to his complaints were not in the wind, an earthquake, or fire. God responded to Elijah in a still small voice. God said to Elijah at 1 Kings 19:11 Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains; and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice (and God spake to Elijah in the still small voice).
Now after reading this you might say does God only speak to us in a still small voice? Can God also speak in wind and earthquakes and is it alright to shout praises to Jesus? Brother Bob responds by saying it's OK at times to shout praises joyfully to Jesus as Jesus reveals Himself mightily through winds and earthquakes. At other times it's a blessing to have quiet times with Jesus listening for His still small voice to guide and direct our steps. Read the examples in the bible below of how God spake in the wind, an earthquake, and a still small voice to Habakkuk.
Note that God blessed the apostles at Pentecost with the sound as of a rushing mighty wind to announce the arrival of the Holy Ghost. Then God delivered Paul and Silas from a Philippian jail by an earthquake as they praised Jesus during the midnight hour. Friends reading this anywhere, like Paul and Silas it's blessed to shout praises to Jesus. God doesn't always want us to be quiet waiting for God's still small voice. Look at Psalm 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy; (God says it's OK to forever shout praises of joy to Jesus), because thou defendest them; let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 98:4 also says Make a joyful noise unto the Lord; all the earth; make a loud noise (note a loud and not quiet noise), and rejoice, and sing praise.
Finally, we see it's also blessed to be quiet like Habakkuk and learn to listen for instructions from God's still small voice. First Habakkuk complained at Habakkuk 1:2 saying O Lord how long shall I cry and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save. After no response from God, Habakkuk got quiet and climbed a tower to watch for God and hear His still small voice for direction. Habakkuk said at Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch and set me upon the tower and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. Also note that Paul told some overexcited saints to listen for God's still small voice at 1 Thessalonians 4:11 saying Study to be quiet.
For my final thought today, let's read the bible story about how Jesus walked on the water and calmed a storm pictured above. Mark 6:47 tells us And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and He (Jesus) alone on the land. And He saw them toiling in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them; and about the fourth watch of the night He cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them (notice that Jesus would have passed by them if He was not invited into the boat).
Mark 6:49 goes on to say But when they saw Him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out; For they all saw Him and were troubled. And immediately He talked with them and saith unto them, Be of good cheer, It is I, be not afraid. And He went unto them into the ship and the wind ceased, and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered.
First, notice that all we need is Jesus to stop a storm. Jesus told the disciples It is I, (not it is morning, it is calm weather, or there is no storm) and the storm ceased. Jesus alone and not a change in the weather calmed the storm. Friends everywhere, all we need is Jesus to fix any problems and bring peace. How comforting to know that when we have Jesus as our God there is peace from any problem. Jesus said 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.
Finally, note that in the above verse, Jesus would have passed by the disciples if He was not invited by their calls to come into the boat. Friend reading this anywhere, Jesus wants to come to you and save you. But Jesus will not intrude and there is a point beyond which Jesus will not go unless we invite him to be Lord of our lives. Right now invite Jesus into your life by repenting, confessing Jesus as your God by believing Jesus died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again.
When Jesus walked with the Emmaus disciples, He also made as though he would have gone a little farther. Jesus did not go into the home of the Emmaus disciples until they constrained Him to abide in their dwelling. Like the Emmaus saints and the disciples on the boat, say right now Pass me not O gentle Saviour, Hear my humble cry; While on others thou art calling, Do not pass me by. And Jesus will come to you and bless you greatly. 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.
Alright, be blessed and read some blessed sayings below.
1) When people say the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus is a big myth. Tell them they're mythstaken, mythstified, mythinformed and mytherable.
2) Brother Bob says I don't have time to be in a hurry.
3) Please don't say to the poor and needy soul, not a mite would I withhold, when you hold onto it with all your might?
4) When does a politician lie? Every time he opens his mouth. When does a politician tell the truth? When he says another politician is a liar.
5) Name two days of the week that begin with the letter T;
Today and Tomorrow
How many seconds are there in a year?
(12) January 2, February 2, March 2, etc.
After a man responded with the answers to the two questions above, they asked him What is God's first name; He said Andy because the bible says And He spake unto them in parables.
6) An organized church committee is a group of the unfit, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary.
7) A father told his two kids to be well mannered when they ate dinner at his friend's house. After the first kid said Dad pass the cotton picken potatos, the father took that kid outside and let him have it. When the father came back to the dinner table, he asked the second kid, now what do you want to eat. The second kid answered, I sure don't want any of those cotton picken potatos.
As always, I pray in Jesus name that these bible studies bless multitudes all over 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.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The bible teaches us that there is more power and blessings with groups of people lifting up Jesus instead of isolated saints praying alone. Gather in groups of prayer daily lifting up our Lord Jesus to receive great blessings from God. I need you and you need me as we all worship and praise the Lord Jesus. Jesus said at Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says And if one prevail against him (the devil), two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Deuteronomy 32:30 tells us How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight. Remember one ant can push a crumb, but ten ants working together can push and move the crumb better and faster. Think about this: When the church gathered and prayed together, it caused an angel to be sent to release Peter from jail, as the angel broke Peter's chains and opened three iron gates, freeing Peter from jail.
Pictured above, Brother Bob shows my friends what occurs when people gather together in peace by lifting up and praising our Lord Jesus. In the first picture we see that crooked sticks seem to straighten each other out when they are tied in a bundle. Friends everywhere, according to John 15:5, saints are the branches and Jesus is the vine. Brother Bob prays in Jesus name that my friends as branches all over this earth can gather together in fellowship and prayer by worshipping the vine who is the Lord Jesus as they create a holy ghost fire to destroy the works of the devil. Remember if you rub two sticks together you get a holy ghost fire that burns up ole sloofoot the devil and all his evil.
We see again by the second picture above the blessings saints receive by gathering together in peace as they lift up and praise the Lord Jesus. We learn from the second picture that a singing congregation usually sounds fine, but I wouldn't want to hear them one at a time. I need you and you need me; As we pray for each other all over this earth, Jesus will bless us greatly and the devil will be defeated.
Remember the story about how Moses, Aaron, and Hur prayed together causing Joshua to win a battle against the Amalekites, recorded at Exodus 17:11 saying And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. but Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. and Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
James 5:16 tells us pray one for another, that ye may be healed. Notice that this scripture says to pray for others and not yourself and Jesus will heal you. Most people pray for themselves; I pray in Jesus name we can learn to pray for others and share the Lord Jesus. Right now Brother Bob prays for others instead of himself and says to all my friends everywhere get saved, repent, stop sinning, make Jesus God of your life, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Say every day I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil the blood of Jesus has overcome and defeated you, evil must pass over me, and I am cleansed from all my sins.
Alright, for our next lesson we see the two Sauls of the bible pictured above. In the first picture above, we see King Saul who refused to obey God's command to utterly destroy the Amalekites and their possessions. Saul spared King Agag of the Amalekites with their sheep and oxen. As a result an Amelekite ended up killing Saul and evil Haman the Agagite was born as a descendant from King Agag who persecuted Mordecai, Esther and the Jews. Pictured above the prophet Samuel asks Saul at 1 Samuel 15:14 What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
The second picture shows us another Saul who became Paul who was on the road to Damascus to make prisoners of christians. Acts 9:23 tells us as Saul journeyed to Damascus, suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest; it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
The first King Saul remained stubborn all his life and continued to disobey God's command at 1 John 2:15 to love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. Saul chose to keep the material blessings of the Amelekites and sought counsel from a woman with a familiar spirit at Endor instead of serving and worshipping our Lord Jesus. The second Saul who later became Paul submitted to Jesus as his Lord and became one of the most blessed preachers that lived on this earth who was inspired by God to write most of the bible.
The first Saul's stubbornness led to spiritism and suicide. The second Saul's submission led to a sanctified blessed eternal life. The first Saul started out with a crown and ended up with a cross of his own making. The second Saul started out by submitting to a cross and ended up with a crown. The first Saul died a suicide and lost a crown; the second Saul died a martyr and gained a crown.
The first Saul refused to humble himself and God demoted him; the second Saul humbled himself and God promoted him. The first Saul died on the road to Gilboa; the second Saul got blessed on the road to Damascus and became the beloved Paul. Two different roads from two different Sauls. Which road are you traveling? The way of Saul or the way of Paul? I pray in Jesus name, that my friends will avoid King Saul's stubborn Gilboa Road and be changed to worship Jesus as Lord on the submissive Damascus Road with Paul.
OK, my last lesson today is a story about the family pictured above. This family decided that there should always be one empty chair at the head of the table pictured above, which was never to be occupied by any member of the family or a guest. It was the Lord Jesus' chair, to remind them always that He was present with them. Jesus said at Matthew 28:20 Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Sometimes father would come home tired and maybe a bit irritable; maybe mother would be worn by the end of the day or the children difficult some mornings; but always the chair reminded them of Jesus always present, although to sight unseen. As the family looked at this chair for Jesus, they would stop sinning and start praying for one another. Maybe it would be a good idea for all families on this earth to set up an extra chair by the dining room table for the Lord Jesus?
Alright here's some more blessed quotes to put a smile on your face and give my friends peace everywhere.
1) Sometimes the assembly of the anyones imagine that they're the only ones and forget their obligation to everyone.
2) Even if you are outnumbered by enemies, that's no excuse to feel defeated. There was an old army captain whose little army was entirely surrounded by the enemy; This captain shouted to his men, Men we're surrounded by the enemy, don't let one of them escape. Now that's the spirit.
3) True saints are the faithful minority trying to reach the unfaithful majority on the inside of the church and the unbeliving multitude on the outside of the church.
4) Hair growth has four stages: Bald, fuzz, is, and was. Hopefully I'll avoid the last stage.
5) When God says Go and saints say No the next word is Woe; but when God says Go and saints go, the next word is Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
6) An indian was trying to make smoke signals with a blanket one day and an atomic bomb went off ten miles down the road with a big mushroom cloud. Immediately, the indian rose up, folded up his blanket and said I wish I'd said that.
7) Finally, a mother and father 100 years ago had a son that they named Odd. When Odd became an adult he told his friends that when he was buried he wanted no name placed on his tombstone. He didn't want people to know that his name was Odd. After Odd died, a hundred years later as people passed by his tombstone with no name, a little boy said man that's Odd.
I pray in Jesus name this book for Jesus blesses multitudes 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.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Today as you look at the above two pictures, Brother Bob asks my friends everywhere are you ready to give account of yourself to God and Jesus? In the first picture above we see that salesmen give account of their work to their bosses who review their reports. Also, everyone gives account to the government about their earnings at income tax time by using the above pictured 1040 IRS booklet.
But did you know that all saved saints will give an account to God for the deeds done in their bodies? Every saved saint will stand before the bema judgment seat of Jesus Christ to either receive or lose rewards for the deeds they did as christians on this earth. 2 Corinthians 5:9 says Wherefore we labour that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him (Jesus). For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (note this is the bema judgment seat and not the great white throne judgment); that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he hath done; whether it be good or bad.
Saint reading this anywhere note that you and all saints will appear before this bema judgment seat. This is different from the great white throne judgment (for the unsaved dead only) who experience the second death as they are cast into the lake of fire (not the quick or living saints) stated at Revelation 20:11-15. But, saved saints all have a date with Diety and an appointment with the Almighty at the bema judgment seat of Christ. It may not be on your little notebook of engagements, but it is on God's schedule.
All saved saints must appear before the bema judgment seat of Christ. Friends, are you ready to give a good account to Jesus by winning multitudes to our Lord Jesus so you receive a reward at the bema judgment seat. Jesus promises these bema judgment seat rewards at Revelation 22:12 that says And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man acccording as his work shall be. Also note the warning of 2 John 8 that says Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
But some saved saints will lose rewards at the bema judgment seat when Jesus shows them the times they did not witness and win souls to Jesus. Brother Bob wants his reward and offers salvation to my friends all over this earth in this book for Jesus. Right now get saved; repent, stop sinning, and make Jesus God of your life as you daily believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Say daily I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil every day that the blood of Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever and has overcome the devil, cleansed me of all my sins, and evil must pass over me.
Now note that we are saved by grace and not by works proven by Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. But after we are saved, Jesus notes all our good works to win souls that will be rewarded at the bema judgment seat. The bema judgment seat will occur immediately after the saints are caught up to glory and meet Jesus in the clouds in the air pictured above. This is stated by 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at His appearing (note that the appearing of Jesus will be in the clouds when the saints are caught up to glory where Jesus will judge the dead in Christ with the quick who are those that are alive and remain at the bema judgment seat) and His kingdom.
All saved saints will stand before this bema judgment seat immediately after the catching up to glory. 1 Corinthians 3:13 describes what will happen at the bema judgment seat of Christ; This blessed bible verse says Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so by fire.
After the bema seat judgment, Jesus will return with his saints on white horses to this earth to be king for 1000 years after the beast and false prophet are cast alive into the lake of fire. After the 1000 years when the devil is cast into the lake of fire, the saved saints who forgot to witness to lost souls will lose rewards and weep as they see lost sinners who were not witnessed to cast into the lake of fire at the great white throne judgment. This is stated at Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
But, when Jesus creates the new heavens and new earth with His kingdom and burns up this present earth, Jesus will remove all bad thoughts and memories; Saints will stop weeping about lost souls as Jesus wipes away all their tears. These saints will be saved forever and forget about the devil and all bad memories. Revelation 21:4 promises this by saying And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Isaiah 65:17 tells us For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former shall not remembered, nor come into mind. Hallelujah, no bad memories of this earth in the kingdom of God.This is because there is no devil in the kingdom.
2 Peter 3:12-13 describes how this present earth will be burned up as Jesus creates a new heaven and a new earth with His kingdom. This scripture says Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevetheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Alright my next thought is a story about the woman pictured above who asked the gate man to a mine if she could enter the mine with her white hat and shirt. The gate man to the mine replied Lady, there's nothing to hinder you from wearing your white outfit into the mine, but plenty to keep you from wearing your white outfit out of the mine. As a result, the woman did not go into the dirty mine, deciding to keep her garments clean and white as snow.
Friends reading this anywhere, Brother Bob says be like this woman and avoid getting your garments spotted by this wicked world and your flesh. In the story above, the dirty mine represents this world and our sinful flesh. Neighbor, if you feel like you are dirty from the past sins of your flesh in this world, don't feel guilty because if you repent and ask Jesus to be your God and cover you in His blood, your sins will be removed, as you are washed white as snow. Just sin no more. Rejoice and say Revelation 1:5 Unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
The following two scriptures warn us to keep ourselves unspotted from this world and our sinful flesh. James 1:27 says Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this; To visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction; and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Jude 22 says And of some have compassion, making a difference, and others saved with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
For our next thought, we see pictured above the impotent man at the pool of Bathesda waiting for a moving of the waters to be healed. John 5:2 describes this pool of Bathesda saying Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water, whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
After Jesus asked the impotent man at John 5:6 Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked and on the same day was the sabbath.
Note that this impotent man learned that he did not need any movements or men to be healed. He learned that the Master Jesus alone was all that was needed for his healing. This impotent man represents the unsaved lost sinners of this world who look first to movements, political and social, to alleviate their sick and sad conditions. Then they look to false prophets and false Christs as men for healings. But hopefully, they will learn as saints witness Jesus to this earth, that only the Master Jesus can heal anyone.
We don't need movements or men; all we need is the Master Jesus to heal this earth. This world of lost sinners is one vast pool of Bathesda with its impotent millions looking to movements and men instead of the Master Jesus for their deliverance and healing. Friends everywhere be like Brother Bob and write something on this internet to show people that there is a Master named Jesus who can save us from any trouble instead of any movement or a man.
For my last thought today as you look at the above two pictures read this story and be blessed. When the tide is low, every little shrimp has a puddle of his own; but when the tide comes in, every shrimp is caught up in the flood. Out in the farm country, all the fences are visible in the winter time; but at harvest time, the fences are hidden in the abundance of grain. When revival comes, every little shrimp rises out of his puddle, and all our dividing fences are lost in the harvest of blessings.
I just had to add this: Some women have made fools out of men; Others have made men out of fools. In heaven there were two lines at the gates; One line was for the macho men who were the head of their families and the other line was for the wimpy men who let the women rule the house. All the strong big men stood in the wimpy line but one scrawny little man stood in the line for the macho men. Everyone asked this scrawny little man, how did you get into the macho man line; the little man replied my wife told me to get into this line.
And some final thoughts from my friend Vance Havner: Don't compromise with contemporaries, allowing the vices of contemporaries to dull the voice of our consciences. When the church playhouse becomes more important than the church prayer house and when recreation gets ahead of re-creation, then God's house has become a den of thieves.
As always, I live to write these bible studies to bless multitudes all over 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.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Pictured above we see that each bird has a song of praise to our Lord Jesus. Have you ever tried to recognize a bird by his or her song? Try it once and keep listening to the birds and Jesus will give you great peace. Unfortunately, most people are too concerned about the cares of this life and fail to listen for the thousands of bird songs of praise surrounding them. Jesus told us to behold (look at and consider) the fowls or birds to receive daily blessings from God. Each bird (the cardinal, blue jay, robin, pigeon, dove, and crow) all have their own blessed songs of praise to our Lord Jesus. Try to left click the enjoyable blessed link https://youtu.be/yxjXZnWrPrY and see how many bird songs you can recognize.
In the spring the birds come through but the average person can not identify a dozen kinds of these visitors in the trees. Yet we are surrounded by them, singing for all who have ears to hear. I'm not an expert bird man, but even I can identify over fifty by their songs of praise. But, if you practice listening for bird songs, you will hear them, and scores of bird songs that others never hear.
As bird songs often go unnoticed, most people who are too concerned about the cares of this life fail to hear the Lord Jesus speaking blessings from heaven through His Word. Jesus said at Matthew 13:13 Therefore, speak I to them in parables; because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Jesus warned us at Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting (hangover after drunkenness), and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Little Samuel had to learn to ignore the cares of this life and hear God's voice speaking. 1 Samuel 3:8 tells us And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child. Therefore, Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down, and it shall be, if He call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
After this, Samuel clearly heard the Lord's voice by ignoring the cares of this life and obeyed God's instructions. Like Samuel, I pray in Jesus name my friends everywhere can ignore the cares of this life and not be overcharged with facebook, cellphones, and twitter as they hear Jesus speaking. Jesus is saying friends repent and turn from your sins and make Jesus God of your life, believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again and get saved. Say every day I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus to get victory daily over the devil.
And remember each cheep, tweet, and chirp of the birds around us is a song of praise to our Lord Jesus. Isaiah 55:12 says For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. The singing we hear in the mountains and hills is the songs of praise from the blessed birds around us; And the trees of the field clap their hands in praise to the Lord Jesus daily by clapping their branches. Remember, consider and learn lessons from the birds; Birds have bills but they keep on singing. Birds eat a little here and there (they don't eat for hours and store food)(they don't worry about tomorrow) and keep singing praises to our Lord Jesus.
Alright, you might say Brother Bob why are you posting the two pictures above? I've posted the first picture to let everyone know that Brother Bob is not a tweedle dee, tweedle dum, pussyfootin', compromisin, whitewashing, backscratching, ear tickling, soft soaping, tiptoeing through the tulips, lovey dovey type of preacher preaching a feel good message. I'm telling everyone repent of your sins which is a requirement for salvation because 2 Corinthians 7:10 says For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world worketh death. First repent and then have faith in Jesus as God, daily remembering that Jesus died on the cross for your sins by saying I am crucified with Christ.
Repentance causes you to quit; faith causes you to start. Repentance causes you to turn from; faith causes you to turn to. Repentance causes you to stop; faith causes you to begin. You need both repentance and faith to be saved. Repentance by turning from your sin to God and faith by turning to Jesus as God. This is proven by what Paul said at Acts 20:20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
OK, I've posted my second picture above of a baboon hanging by his tail in a tree to prove how ridiculous the theory of evolution is. People who believe in evolution say we came from tadpoles, bullfrogs, and baboons. Now look how silly it is to say that first there was a tadpole with his tail long and slim, then there was a bullfrog with his tail tucked in, then there was a baboon swinging by his tail from tree to tree, and then there was a Dr. with a PHD.
Even a lost sinner realizes how absurd it is to believe that humans came from monkeys and baboons. This preacher and I pray in Jesus name all my friends everywhere believe that Jesus as God created everything and spoke us all into existence. John 1:1 says In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word 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. Then Colossians 1:16 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.
OK, I've posted the first picture above to let everyone know that Brother Bob is not like the two fellas on the roof waiting for a cardinal to blow some black smoke out of a chimney in Italy to find a pope. Brother Bob's waiting for Jesus to blow a shout from heaven as the saints get caught up in the clouds in the air to find a Saviour and Lord named Jesus. Friends everywhere we all need to be rejoicing as we look for the blessed hope which is the glorious appearing or our great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. I'm not lookin' for a pope or the antichrist, I'm lookin' for a Saviour named Jesus.
Titus 2:12 tells us that the blessed hope is Jesus appearing in the clouds as the saints get caught up to be with Jesus by saying Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (when Jesus appears in the clouds as the saints are caught up to glory). Romans 5 tells us we need to rejoice about this blessed hope that Jesus will soon appear to catch us up to glory instead of rejoicing about the appearance of a pope. Romans 5 tells us Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope (the blessed hope of Jesus' appearance in the clouds) of the glory of God.
Today instead of looking for the God (Jesus) who became a man, people are getting ready for the man who will claim to be God (the Antichrist beast). Let me state that I don't have to confess my sins through a knothole to a latin speaking, bead counting, robe wearing priest that calls himself a father and the bird ain't even married and to top it off he dresses like mama. The pope is nothing but a bald headed reprobate that needs to take off his robe and bow at the feet of Jesus and repent of his sins like all sinners. 1 Timothy 2:5 tells me For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Friend reading this Jesus is your mediator (not a pope or priest) and if you confess your sins to Jesus, Revelation 1:5 says the blood of Jesus will wash away all your sins (Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood).
The second picture shows how God whittled down Gideon's unwieldly band to a few hard core effectives leaving the irreducable minimum. After Gideon started out with 32000 soldiers, God removed 22000 cowards and 9700 sissies, leaving 300 brave men to fight for Gideon. Judges 7:6-7 shows how God told Gideon to only use the three hundred soldiers in his army that lapped water by putting their hands to their mouth. All the other soldiers bowed down upon their knees to drink water and were not looking for the enemy. Notice that we need to be like the three hundred soldiers that were alert and looking for the enemy to resist the devil as they lapped water by putting their hands to their mouth.
Like Gideon, as we preach the true gospel we will whittle down groups of unwieldly sinners who reject Jesus as Lord but there will still be an irreducible minimum (the few faithful believers in Jesus as God like Peter who said Lord to whom shall we go thou hast the words of eternal life). Just try peaching a message about the three cannots and see how much wheat (true believers) are left after all the chaff (false professors who reject Jesus as God) are gone.
The message about the three cannots can be found at Luke 14:26 where Jesus said if any man come to me and hate not his father and mother and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot (first cannot) be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me cannot (second cannot) be my disciple. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot (third cannot) be my disciple.
Remember also that Jesus said at Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. In 1982 Brother Bob left all his jewish family to follow the Lord Jesus and has been greatly blessed for 34 years. Jesus, the cross, and the blood of Jesus is the only thing that makes sense in the entire universe. Thank you Lord Jesus for dying on the cross for me and all my friends and giving us all a place daily to place our problems on the cross where they are destroyed forevermore by faith because Jesus, the cross, and the blood of Jesus are the same yesterday, today, and forever. And the blood of Jesus has overcome and defeated the devil forevermore.
OK, to end today's bible study let me tell you a story about Rip Van Winkle pictured above. Rip Van Winkle slept through a revolution. When he fell asleep, George III of England was the ruler of America. When Rip woke up, George Washington was the President of the United States of America. Rip didn't know what had happened. Rip started hollering and shouting praises for George III and got into trouble. Rip didn't realize that he was hollering for the wrong George.
Soon a lot of misguided souls will be like Rip Van Winkle and holler praises to the wrong king who is the antichrist instead of the the true King who is Jesus. God will send these misguided souls a strong delusion because they rejected the true King Jesus. The strong delusion will be the first white horse rider of Revelation 6 that looks like Jesus but only has a bow with no arrows and one dinky crown. The true white horse rider Jesus at Revelation 19 has many crowns and will rule and reign as King of this earth for 1000 years.
These misguided souls remind me of a newsboy who was asked why he sold papers when he made only two cents on each one he sold. The newsboy replied it gives me a chance to holler. Like the newsboy many people just want a chance to holler and make a lot of noise about this world while they deny Jesus. Reminds me of Ecclesiastes 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 too long. Like the fool Nabal who kept getting drunk at a feast and the next morning died and became as a stone.
Friend reading this be one of the few christians among the MANY. Mark 10:31 says But many that are first shall be last, and the (few) last first. Notice the six manys of Matthew 24:10 And then shall MANY be offended, and MANY shall betray one another, and MANY shall hate one another. And MANY false prophets shall rise and shall deceive MANY. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of MANY shall wax cold. Truly the faithful christian is one among the many.
To end up this bible study say some of Brother Bob's favorite quotes below:
1) Say I have to correct the wrong that needs resistance, help the cause that lacks assistance, and prepare for the future in the distance.
2) Say God saved me out of this world, but I'm still in this world, but I'm not of this world and I need to go back into this world to save sinners out of this world, and that's my only business in this world.
3) Say because we're bought with an infinite price, don't worry when we're beset by invisible powers, because we're blessed by an invincible presence.
4) Now a happy acrostic saying about the word FAITH. Faith stands for For All I (Take, Trust, and Thank Him) First For All (He Is) I Take Him; Second For All (My Needs) I Trust Him; Third For All (His Gifts) I Thank Him.
I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses multitudes of people all over this earth. Only what we do for Jesus will last. 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.