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 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.