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.