Sunday, September 25, 2016

Stories About Our Lord Jesus


     Today, our first story is about the ten dollar bill pictured above. This ten dollar bill got into circulation and did a lot of good. It helped buy food for some needy orphans. It helped buy shoes for some poor souls. It helped pay the rent for an elderly woman to avoid eviction. It even showed up in the collection plate at church one Sunday. But these good deeds did not save the ten dollar bill when it fell into the hands of a bank teller who burned it up because it was a counterfeit.

     Friends, learn a lesson from this ten dollar bill. All our good deeds will not save us. In order to pass inspection by God, be saved, and avoid the lake of fire, we need to claim Jesus as our God. Jesus said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me. Friends reading this don't end up like this ten dollar bill burning in a lake of fire without Jesus and only good works. The bible tells us about a rich unsaved young ruler who did many good works but was not willing to sell everything and follow Jesus. As a result this rich young ruler did not get saved and is lost forever in hell without Jesus.

      Ephesians 2:8 says For by grace are ye saved through faith (in Jesus as God). and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. Also, Titus 3:5 says Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Friend reading this anywhere, get saved now, repent and stop sinning, make Jesus your God, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

     Alright poem time again. Let's learn a lesson from the two pictures above of a cork and a whale. As you read the poem below, remember to rise above troubles around us daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Let the devil know when any problem is placed on the cross of Jesus by faith, it is destroyed because the blood of Jesus has overcome the devil, evil must pass over me, and our sins are cleansed and forgotten forevermore. Don't let no devil or any person keep you down and discouraged. With Jesus we are winners. Jesus said at John 16:33 In me ye might have peace; In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

THE CORK AND THE WHALE

A little brown cork fell into the path of a whale
who lashed it down with his angry tail

But in spite of its blows
It quickly arose
And floated serenely before his nose

Said the cork to the whale
You may flap and sputter and frown
but you never never can keep me down

For I'm made of the stuff that is buoyant enough
to float instead of to drown

     In Jesus name, let's all be like this little cork and not let anyone or anything keep us down and discouraged. I claim in Jesus name anyone who reads this will rise above their troubles and be healed. Remember we can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth us. Proverbs 24:16 tells us For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

     THE DANDELION

     OK, our next story is about the dandelions in the picture above. Dandelions have a peculiarity that can teach saints how to overcome the troubles of this world. You can't keep a good dandelion down. It will always rise up above the grass, weeds, thorns, and thistles to behold the sunshine and our Lord Jesus. The dandelions say friends reading this all over this earth, remember Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass (troubles in the world around us), then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (Jesus) draweth nigh.

     Just go outside and look at the dandelions. If the grass is one inch high, the dandelion will come up two inches; If the grass grows 4 inches high, the dandelion grows 5; If the grass is 10 inches high, the dandelion comes up 11 inches. 

     Why? It's because dandelions never stay down under their circumstances. Like the dandelions, saints must always rise above our circumstances (the weeds, thorns, and thistle troubles of this world) to behold the glorious sunshine of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Remember with Jesus as God in our lives tell the devil and all his troubles I am far above you where nothing can by any means harm me. Ephesians 1:21 promises that with Jesus as our God we are far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Jesus also promised us at Luke 10:19 that nothing shall by any means hurt you.

     Alright, my final story is about a preacher named Mack Hodge who climbed the path pictured above to preach a sermon at the church on the top of the hill. As Mack climbed the path it began to rain and Mack wanted to go home and not preach. But God told him to keep climbing and preach to whoever was at the church. 

     When Mack entered the church, there was only a grandfather with his five year old son. Mack was faithful and told the grandfather and little boy how to get saved and go to heaven. He told them to repent, stop sinning, make Jesus God of their lives, and believe daily that Jesus died for them, was buried, and rose again. 

     As Mack left the church, it began raining harder. As Mack went down the path in the rain, he shook his head and said God why did you have me walk through the rain to preach to just a grandfather and a little kid? Mack didn't get any money and felt this was a waste of time.

     Well, thirty years later, Mack got a letter in the mail from the five year old little boy who was now an adult soldier in the army. The letter said, Dear Mr. Hodge, thank you for being faithful and walking up a path in the rain to preach to my grandfather and myself and teach us about the Lord Jesus. Because of you Mr. Hodge, I got saved and gave my life to the Lord Jesus. Jesus has saved me from many troubles as a soldier and I've led thousands to know about our Lord Jesus. May Jesus bless you for your faithfulness and determination to win souls to our Lord Jesus.  As Mack read this letter, he rejoiced and told this story many times wherever he preached.

     Friends remember James 5:20 tell us that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. Saints we must care about lost sinners in this world and remember Jude 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference; And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Also, Proverbs 11:30 says The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

     To give your life purpose and avoid a wasted life, win souls to our Lord Jesus. Remember Luke 15:10 tells us there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Don't worry about the number of souls you win. Jesus rejoices in the presence of the angels when we win just one soul to Jesus. And keep working for Jesus trying to win souls like Noah who preached 120 years and won no souls outside of his family. This did not discourage Noah who kept working for God by building the ark. Let's all be like Noah and keep working for Jesus (even when lost sinners reject us) telling lost sinners how to be saved. Jesus will reward any saint who wins souls and allows Jesus to save multitudes from hell and the lake of fire.

SOME MORE BLESSED SAYINGS TO MAKE YOU SMILE 

1) A wife said to her husband; Why do you say Amen in church instead of Awoman? The husband replied because you sing hymns and not hers.
2) A fortune teller told a preacher, Let me tell you your future. The preacher replied, No let me tell you your future. You're gonna burn in hell and the lake of fire unless you repent and make Jesus your God.
3) What money did they have on Noah's ark? The skunk brought in a scent, the frog brought in a green back, the duck brought in a bill, and the doe brought in a buck.

     As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies. 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.     

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Five I's About Jesus




    Before the lesson read the blessed poem below. Enjoy. 

WHAT GOD IS LIKE

God is like United Airlines
He rules the friendly skies

God is like Hallmark Cards
He cared enough to send the very best

God is like Alka Seltzer
Try Him you'll like Him

God is like Bayer Aspirin
He takes the pain away

God is like Tide
He gets the stain out others leave behind

God is like Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
He's Grrrrrrrrreat

Alright two more blessed sayings below.

Joseph endured conspiracy by grace
Jeremiah endured criticism by grace
Job endured calamity by grace

Remember we're not sitting on the premises
We're standing on the promises

     Alright, today let's learn the five I's about Jesus. Jesus is immortal, invincible, invisible, intimate, and indignant. John 4:24 contains the five I's about Jesus saying God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. I'll discuss these five I's separately that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes everywhere.

     First we see that Jesus is immortal and lives forever because Jesus as God is a Spirit and you can't kill a Spirit. Hebrews 13:8 says Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. And according to 1 Timothy 6:15, Jesus is the only one who has immortality saying Which in His times He shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords (Jesus) who only hath immortality.

     Friend reading this anywhere, since only Jesus has immortality, get saved right now and receive immortal eternal life by making Jesus your God. Just repent and stop sinning, confess Jesus as your God, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. When anyone gets saved, they receive immortality defined as deathlessness and never die.

     The man in the picture above created a time machine that could go forward or back in time. A man would sit in this time machine and you'd hear woo, woo, woo, and he'd go back in time a million years and wake up in the stone age with the dinosaurs, or he'd go forward in time a million years and see flying cars with people in funny hats.

     Now if someone could make a time machine that could go back in time a million years or go forward in time a million years, they would find Jesus as God. When they got out of the time machine, they would find Jesus sitting there with His arms folded saying Where have you been? I inhabit eternity. Isaiah 57:15 says For thus saith the high and lofty One (Jesus) that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to receive the heart of the contrite ones. 


     Next we see that Jesus is invincible because no one call kill a Spirit. Also according to the picture above nothing and no devil can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord because Jesus is invincible. Romans 8:38 says For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

     And friends if you have Jesus as your God in your life, you are invincible and triumph over any trouble in this world. Right now say 2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. The bible says at Colossians 2:15 that Jesus spoiled principalities and powers; made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Also Jesus said at Matthew 28:18 All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. With invincible Jesus friends, you can charge the devil with a squirt gun pictured above and always defeat the ole sleufoot devil. 

     Jesus is the champion of eternity and no one can ever challenge Jesus to a fight and win. Jesus is invincible and undefeatable. The devil is so stupid that during Jesus' millenial reign, the devil will challenge Jesus to a fight. Revelation 20:10 tells us how Jesus will defeat the devil saying And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

     Next we see that Jesus is invisible because Jesus as God is a Spirit and according to Luke 24:39 a spirit hath not flesh and bones. A spirit is invisible. According to 1 Timothy 1:17, Jesus is invisible saying Now unto the King (Jesus) eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen. Also, Colossians 1:15 says that Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God.

     OK, since Jesus is invisible, it takes faith to know our Lord Jesus. Hebrews 11:6 says But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Let's be like Moses who believed the invisible God choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Hebrews 11:27 says By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.

     Friends, even though Jesus is invisible and we can't see Him, we know by faith that Jesus is with us always because Jesus always answers our prayers and strengthens us daily to win souls. Just walk daily with 20/20 spiritual vision instead of your natural vision. Be encouraged; Jesus said at Hebrews 13:5  I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

     OK, next we see that Jesus is intimate. John 4:23 tells us But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. You see Jesus wants to be intimate with us and seeketh saints to worship Him daily. Because Jesus seeks intimacy, we should all say the above pictured bible verse at Philippians 3:10 That I may know Him (Jesus), and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death. 

     Neighbor anywhere, the saints are the bride of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:25 says Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it. Marriages are blessed when wives speak daily to their husbands and husbands daily pay attention to their wives. Since we as saints are married to Jesus, we need to daily worship and speak intimately to Jesus. When was the last time you worshipped and talked with your husband the Lord Jesus? Philippians 4:6 says Be careful for nothing (don't worry), but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

     Finally, we see that Jesus is indignant. According to John 4:24 Jesus is indignant and says that we MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth. Since Jesus is the truth, the only way to the Father for salvation is through Jesus. Pictured above Acts 4:12 says neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Jesus said at John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Also, 1 Timothy 2:5 tells us For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

     Buddha, Mohammed, mother Mary, and good works won't get you to heaven. You must accept Jesus as your God to go to heaven. Jesus said at John 10:9 I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. Jesus also said at Isaiah 45:22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.

     As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name 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. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Letter From Jesus For My Friends With Blessed Sayings


     Below is the contents in the above letter from Jesus to all my friends on this earth. I pray in Jesus name that this letter encourages you to continue to live for Jesus and tell folks everywhere how to be saved. Remember repent and stop sinning, make Jesus God of your life, and believe daily that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Now say the words of the letter below and rejoice as you praise our Lord Jesus.

     A LETTER FROM JESUS

     Today I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you can not handle, do not attempt to resolve it yourself. Kindly put it into the SFJTD box; Something For Jesus To Do Box. It will be addressed in my time, not yours. 

     Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it or attempt to remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution. 

     And because I do not sleep nor do I ever slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child; If you need to contact me, I am only a prayer away. Your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

     SOME BLESSED THOUGHTS

     1) Why was Jesus buried in a borrowed tomb? Because He didn't plan on staying there too long.

     2) The gospel (the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ) is not a secret to be hoarded but a story to be heralded. The gospel is not something you go to church to hear but is something you take from church to tell lost sinners.

     3) If a witch calls you and tells you she's gonna put a spell on you, tell that witch you're too late, I already got the gospel.

     4) The first world was destroyed by water. This second world will be destroyed by fire. But soon there's gonna be a third world having righteousness and peace forevermore. Get ready; The third world is about to begin.

     5) If you ever hear someone say I've got to wait on the Lord, tell them How can you wait on someone who never leaves you? Jesus said at Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

     6) If you're beset by enemies, remember you're befriended by an ally named Jesus. Stop groaning about your adversaries and start glorying about your allies (Jesus and His angels). Jesus will give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways; they shall bear you up in their hands lest you dash your foot against a stone. 

     7) If you don't repent, there's retribution; If you do repent, there's rest.

A POEM ABOUT DOUBT AND FAITH

     Doubt sees the obstacles
Faith sees the way

Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day

Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high

Doubt questions who believes
Faith answers I

     Hope this little bible study blesses and encourages multitudes of people 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. Till we meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Blessed Lessons About The Wonderful Word Of God


     First, let's learn the blessings we receive for choosing Jesus instead of the fading riches of this world. And friend reading this anywhere, you can receive Jesus with no money free of charge. All you have to do is repent and stop sinning, confess to the world that Jesus is God, and believe daily by faith that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Mark 8:35 tells us For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

     Tell millionaire hypocrites who trust in their silver, gold, and riches in this world Job 27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Tell them to consider Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him (Jesus) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Fear Jesus as God and repent of your sins and turn to Jesus as God who will be merciful to you and wash away all your sins in His precious blood. Revelation 1:5 promises Unto Him (Jesus) that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.

     The prophet Isaiah said we could receive Jesus as God by faith with no money. Isaiah 55:1 says Ho every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters; and he that hath no money, come ye buy and eat; yea come buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

     Now look at the picture above and see the blessings received for accepting Jesus as God by faith with no money. Jesus told everyone to buy Him by faith without money at Revelation 3:18 when He said I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve; that thou mayest see.

     Wow according to the above scripture at Revelation 3:18, when we choose Jesus instead of this world's fading riches, we receive wealth, a wardrobe, and wisdom. First saints receive wealth, riches, and gold tried in the fire as they walk in the kingdom on a street of pure gold transparent glass;  Next, our wardrobe of white raiment clothing was described by the apostle John at Revelation 7:9 that says After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Finally, saints receive wisdom who is Jesus stated at 1 Corinthians 1:30 who anoints their eyes with eyesalve that they may see.

     Friends everywhere, be like Brother Bob and say I'd rather have Jesus and His wealth, wardrobe, and wisdom with His gold and garments, instead of this world's fading riches. To anyone who trusts in their riches in this world's bank accounts, read closely 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

     Now continue reading closely and say 2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness. Looking for a 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? Nevertheless 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.

     For our next lesson, consider when Jesus said at John 15:5 I am the vine; ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. Pictured above 2 Corinthians 3:5 also says Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God. We learn from these scriptures that man's efficiency is a deficiency because Jesus as God is our sufficiency. Vance Havner said only when a man comes to the end of his own little inch does he reach the beginning of God's infinity. Man's extremity is God's opportunity.

     Let's see how Moses learned how his efficiency was a deficiency because God was his sufficiency. First Moses said at Exodus 3:11 Who am I that I should go unto Pharoah and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? But as Moses realized his insufficiency, he learned about God's sufficiency when the Lord Jesus replied at Exodus 3:12 Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee; When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

     God told Moses to tell the children of Israel that His name was I AM THAT I AM. Wow, Moses started out telling God who am I? but when he realized his insufficiency, Moses asked God who are you? and learned that God (the I AM THAT I AM) was his sufficiency. Be encouraged and like Moses learn that with Jesus as your God you are winners in this life. 2 Corinthians 2:14 promises Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of His knowledge by us in every place. Right now say Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

     Friend reading this anywhere, remember if you have Jesus you are complete and have everything you need. Heaven and earth will pass away, but the Word Jesus will remain forever. Colossians 2:9 says For in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him (Jesus), which is the head of all principality and power.

     Notice also that 1 Corinthians 3:21 says Therefore let no man glory in men, for all things are yours. Whether Paul, or Apolos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present or things to come, all are yours, And ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's. According to this scripture with Jesus all things are ours except ourselves. We belong to Jesus (And ye are Christ's); 2 Corinthians 6:19 tells us What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods. But, as we submit to Jesus as God, all things are ours and we have everything we need.

     Right now say along with the apostle Paul Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I many win Christ. Check out the following benefits we receive when we make Jesus our God listed below.

     First God has done something FOR us proven by John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Next God wants to do something TO us proven by 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. Then God wants to do something IN us proven by Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Finally, God wants to do something THROUGH us as witnesses for Jesus proven by Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

     Alright, for my last thought today we learn by the picture above that what a man does with his real estate is a pretty good index about his real state. First we see Judas mentioned at Acts 1:18 who purchased a field with the reward of iniquity. As a result of his ill gotten gains, Judas hung himself, died, and went to hell as the son of perdition that betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Jesus condemned Judas to hell as the son of perdition (defined as going to hell forevermore without escaping) at John 17:12.

     Next we see how blessed Barnabas was after he sold his real estate. According to Acts 4:37 (Barnabas) having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. This was blessed because the apostles distributed this money to the needy poor widows and orphans.

     Take note of how the apostles received tithes and offerings that were given to bless the poor. Acts 4:34 tells us Neither was there any among them that lacked, for as many as were possessors of lands, or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold. And laid them down at the apostles' feet and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. Friends, let's tithe and give offerings like these apostles by blessing the poor with rent money, buying food for hungry children, and new clothes to make poor widows smile with peace.

     Take time to read 2 Corinthians 8:14 about how we need to bless our brothers and sisters who need our help which blesses us. This scripture says But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want; that there may be equality.

     Finally, we see that Ananias and Sapphira were cursed after they sold their real estate. Acts 5:3 says they kept back part of the price of the land and refused to bless the poor. As a result, they both died for being selfish and not giving to the poor. This reminds me of millionaires who see poor hungry widows and children and refuse to bless them. Take heed to the warning listed at 1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? (note you need to have the money to bless the poor; if you don't have enough money to bless the poor just consider and say kind words to the poor). Psalm 41:1 says Blessed is he that considereth (not pays) the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

     Just a final thought: The other day I heard someone say I got to wait on the Lord; Now how can you wait on someone who never leaves you? God said at Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Be blessed my friends everywhere.

     As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus bless multitudes on 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 meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.