Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jingles To Help You Remember The Bible


     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, and mythinformed.
     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 rz8tlm@yahoo.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.

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