Sunday, July 30, 2017

Examples Of Heroic Faith


Something to make you smile before today's sermon

How many Californians does it take to change a light bulb?
Four, 1 to screw in the bulb and 3 to share the experience.

How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
Just one, but the light bulb has to really really want to change.

How many morons does it take to change a light bulb?
50, 1 to hold the light bulb and 49 to turn the house around.

A POEM ABOUT ETERNAL LIFE INSURANCE COVERAGE

I have an insurance policy written in the blood of the Lamb
Sealed by the cross of Jesus, redeemable wherever I am

The company will never go bankrupt; It's bonded by God's promised truth
It will keep every word of its contract; exactly what it says it will do

I don't have to die to collect it; no premiums do I have to pay
All I do is to keep God's promise; And walk in His holy way

No collector will ever come calling; It was paid on calvary's tree
It insures me for living and dying; and for all eternity


     OK, today let's learn about several heroes of faith that I pray in Jesus name will teach us how to walk with our Lord Jesus. First, pictured above we see the disciple Peter who caught fish on the sea of Galiliee-many fish. One day at the call of the mighty one from Nazareth named Jesus, he left his nets and followed Jesus whose only promise was that he should some day catch not fish, but men.

     Matthew 4:18 tells us And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee saw two brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets and followed Him.

     Jesus told Peter to launch out into the deep and leave his comfortable job and home to win souls for Jesus. Peter fully obeyed and pictured above as a result on the day of Pentecost, Peter threw out the gospel net, and 3000 men squirming under the conviction of sin more than fish that jerk and quiver under the hot sun of the beach were landed for God. 

     I pray in Jesus name that anyone who ever reads this will be like Peter and be willing to launch out into the deep (making time to tell everyone about the Lord Jesus) and become fishers of men winning souls for our Lord Jesus. Like Peter, make a voyage under the good hand of God from the shallows of just catching fish, (to taking time out of our schedules to witness Jesus to lost sinners) on a voyage of winning souls and catching men for God.

     Right now, Brother Bob like Peter is throwing out the gospel net to anyone on this earth who reads this story. Right now get saved and repent, making a decision to stop sinning and make Jesus God of your life. Daily say I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil daily, the blood of Jesus has overcome you, evil must pass over me, and the blood of Jesus has cleansed me of all my sins. And remember after you get saved. to give your life purpose and meaning like Peter win souls to our Lord Jesus. Proverbs 11:30 says the fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

     Alright, next pictured above we see a hero of faith named William Carey who was the first missionary to the people of India. William Carey was willing to leave England and sail on a boat all the way to India to share the gospel of Jesus and win souls. Wow, Mr. Carey was willing to travel months on a ship over the stormy seas to see lost sinners in India get saved when no planes and cars existed in 1793. 

     On May 31, 1792 William Carey preached greatly and mightily at Nottingham England the great sermon that gave rise to our modern missionary movement. Right now say out loud William Carey's blessed sermon and be willing to reach out to save lost sinners all over this earth for our Lord Jesus. Say Attempt Great Things For God; Expect Great Things From God! When William Carey arrived in India, he put this sermon into practice.

     On November 11, 1793, the very day on which the French revolutionists tore down the cross from Notre Dame France and smashed it in the streets, celebrating atheism while they mocked Christianity, William Carey landed at Calcutta, India and claimed a new continent Asia for our Lord Jesus.

     William Carey was determined to translate the bible into the many languages spoken in India. As William tried to witness Jesus to the people of India, his little son died. As a result, William Carey's wife became insane and almost killed William one night. And then William's wife died. But William continued to have faith and got remarried, while he kept on witnessing to the lost sinners of India.

     After William Carey became a master of a dozen languages spoken by the people of India, he met a friend who helped him buy a printing press to print and distribute the bible he translated to thousands of Indian people in their own tongues. And William Carey built one of the finest colleges in India to train people about the Lord Jesus. 

     Today because of William Carey, millions of people in India are saved and believe in the Lord Jesus, having legible bibles in their own Indian native languages. Wow, William Carey truly is one of Brother Bob's heroes who voyaged from a mere thinking of great things to mighty achievements for God.  Like William Carey put your thoughts to save the lost for Jesus into practice and use this internet like Brother Bob to tell people all over this earth about our Lord Jesus.


     Our next hero of faith pictured above is Adoniram Judson who was a missionary to Burma (now Myanmar) in the 1800's. Adoniram and his wife decided to travel months by boat over the Atlantic Ocean from America to Burma to win lost souls to our Lord Jesus. Friend reading this anywhere, we shouldn't say we don't have time to witness for Jesus when Adoniram was willing to travel months over the stormy seas by boat to Burma to win lost souls for our Lord Jesus. When Adoniram Judson set his face toward Burma, there were great pulpits wanting him. And some, when he, with his wonderful voice, turned aside from these offers called his burning desire for the foreign land a wild nightmare of a disordered brain. 

     When Adoniram arrived at Burma, he discovered that England was at war with the tribes of Burma. As a result, the king of Burma thought Adoniram was an enemy and locked Adoniram up in a lonely prison cell. But, after England won the war with Burma, Adoniram was released from prison and able to witness Jesus to the native people of Burma. It took six years for Adoniram to win his first Burmese convert to Jesus. Wow, what determination; Like Adoniram remember to rejoice when just one soul is converted to our Lord Jesus. There is joy in the presence of angels when just one sinner repents. Today say I will at least win one soul this year to Jesus and have the angels rejoice in heaven.

     Adoniram Judson like William Carey was able to translate the bible into the languages spoken by the people of Burma. After obtaining a printing press, Adoniram Judson distributed many bibles to thousands of people in Burma in their native tongue. Today because of Adoniram Judson millions of people in Burma are saved and have come to know the Lord Jesus Christ. All because of this hero of faith (Adoniram Judson) who for Jesus survived many long days in a prison cell weighted down with heavy chains to complete a successful voyage to win multitudes of Burmese people to Jesus in the deepest of the deeps for God. I pray in Jesus name, that we all can be like Adoniram Judson and launch out into the deep for Jesus and save multitudes of people all over this earth to the Lord Jesus.

     Alright, our next hero of faith is John Bunyan who preached about Jesus in the 1600's. When John Bunyan was a young man, he was a sinful dissolute (immoral person cussing all the time) tinker ( a handyman that traveled everywhere to make repairs) living in the muddy shallows of an unclean life. Unhappy in his own thoughts, vile and low, John Bunyan came to Jesus and to Jesus yielded his all.

     John Bunyan began to preach about our Lord Jesus everywhere he traveled. The government of England told John that he would be placed in jail if he kept talking about Jesus. After John like the apostles kept preaching about Jesus, the English leaders put him in jail. While in jail, John Bunyan would preach Jesus every day to the jailor. When the jailor got saved, the jailor secretly released John Bunyan from prison. But, the English leaders found John and placed him into prison again.

     While in prison, John Bunyan in the 1600's wrote the book pictured above named Pilgrim's Progress. This book Pilgrim's Progress crawled out from John Bunyan's jail cell, where he remained for 12 years, and this book walked up and down more bypaths and traveled more highways and knocked at more doors and spoke to more people in their mother tongue than any book save the one Book, the Bible, which is beyond all books as the river is beyond the rill (a tiny stream) in reach.

     As Demosthenes was the first orator and Shakespeare was the first dramatist, John Bunyan was blessed to be the first allegorist for our Lord Jesus. I encourage all my friends to read John Bunyan's gem called the Pilgrim's Progress that is an allegory that reveals the hidden meanings of the bible through stories, poems, and pictures as a man named pilgrim journeys victoriously over the devil to the celestial city kingdom. 

     I pray in Jesus name this little bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.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, July 23, 2017

Comparing The Man Jesus To The God Jesus



READ BELOW THE MANY COMPARISONS OF
THE MAN JESUS TO THE GOD JESUS

Pictured above a ship carried the man Jesus
The God Jesus walked on the rolling tumbling sea
So when they had rowed about five and twenty furlongs;they see Jesus walking
 on the sea and drawing nigh unto the ship; and they were afraid

The man Jesus slept on a boat
The God Jesus arose from sleep and calmed the raging tempest
Jesus made the raging waves lay down like sleeping dogs at His feet and
the winds howling like maniacs to whisper like babes softly in sleep

The man Jesus got tired
The God Jesus said 
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest

The man Jesus got hungry
The God Jesus fed thousands with a lad's lunch

The man Jesus was despised of men
All the angels of God worshipped the God Jesus

The man Jesus wept at Lazarus' grave
The God Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead


Pictured above the man Jesus got thirsty on the cross
The God Jesus is the living water that told the samaritan woman
If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink;
thou wouldst have asked of him, and He would have given thee living water

     Beginning His ministry hungering
He is for all time and for all peoples, the Bread of Life

Ending His ministry thirsty
He is forever, the Water of Life

Weary oft
He is the world's only rest

The life
He tasted death for every man

The desire of all nations
He was despised and rejected of men

Paying tribute, though His only pocketbook was the mouth of a fish
He is the King of Kings

Sold for thirty pieces of silver
He redeemed the world with His own blood

Separate from sin, holy, and undefiled
He was made sin when he took the guilty culprits place on the cross

The Light of the world
He hung in darkness on the cross that dread day when
midnight took up its reign on noonday's throne

Chiefest among 10000 and altogether lovely
He had as it is written no form nor comeliness;
No beauty that we should desire Him

READ THE BLESSED REVELATIONS BELOW
ABOUT OUR GOD JESUS WHO BECAME A MAN
TO SAVE LOST SINNERS

Jesus the Ancient Of Days became the infant of days
A baby as old as His heavenly Father and ages older than his earthly mother

Jesus who made man
was made in the likeness of man

Jesus who made all flesh
was made flesh

Jesus who created angels
was made a little lower than the angels

Jesus who was before Abraham
was born 2000 years after Abraham

Jesus who was David's son
was David's Lord

Jesus who carried a nation out of Egypt
was carried as a babe down into Egypt

READ A GEM PENNED BY JOHN MILTON BELOW
ABOUT JESUS

That glorious form, that Light unsufferable
That far beaming blaze of majesty
He laid aside; and here with us to be

Forsook the courts of everlasting Day
And chose with us a darksome house of clay

     After reading about how Jesus was a man and God, I encourage all my friends to daily remember our Lord Jesus. Jesus as God did not have to come to the earth and die on a cross. Jesus could have let all sinners die and go to hell. But Jesus loved lost sinners and was willing to pay his blood as the redemption price after dying on the cross to save anyone who repents and believes by faith that Jesus is their God. 1 Peter 1:18 says Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed (bought) with corruptible things as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot; who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.

     Look at the picture above and daily remember Jesus who died for you friend and rose again. Don't let the troubles of this world around us stop you from remembering Jesus. Get saved now and repent, making a decision to stop sinning, make Jesus your God, and daily believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again. Jesus prayed for saints at John 17:15 saying I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Friend while you walk with Jesus, the troubles of this world like birds might fly around your head, just don't let them nest there and keep your peace that passeth all understanding by daily remembering Jesus. Get up early each day and take time to remember Jesus before a busy day takes up your time going to work, taking care of your family, and paying bills, mortgages, and rent. Proverbs 8:17 promises I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

     So what if we have telescopes that view landscapes millions of miles away, when we lose sight of Jesus? So what if we have computers, cellphones, and facebook that allow our ears to hear whispers from all corners of this universe; when we have dull and disobedient ears to the voice of Him who soundeth forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat?

     So what if we construct big buildings, when we forget that other foundation can no man lay that is laid, which is Jesus Christ? So what if we have satellites that send computer email writings around this world, when we are inefficient and blundering in writing the literature of godliness upon the fleshy tables of our human heart by daily memorizing and meditating on the Word of God?

     So what if we listen to grand concerts of large choirs in huge cathedrals, when we miss life's central melody (Jesus) and become victims of dawdling ditties? So what if we create jets, airplanes, and rockets that fly swifter and mount higher than eagles, when we are slow in service to God and fail to mount up with wings as eagles?

     Remember Jesus is greater than any teacher or man made invention. Compared to any teacher on this earth, Jesus shines like the sun among lanterns; Jesus towers like a mountain over many ashheaps. Truly, Solomon was correct when he said at Song of Solomon 5:10 My beloved (Jesus) is white and ruddy; the chiefest among ten thousand. Line up ten thousand stars; Jesus is the brightest and the bright and morning star. Line up ten thousand roses; Jesus is the loveliest and the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valley. Line up ten thousand kings; Jesus is the greatest and the King of kings and Lord of lords.

     Pictured above remember the voice of Jesus while you ignore the troubling voices of this fading world. Jesus' voice says to us and the woman who committed adultery Go and sin no more. Jesus' voice says to women and the daughter of Jairus Damsel arise. Jesus' voice says to us and Lazarus Come forth.

     Jesus' voice says to us and Nicodemus Ye must be born again. Jesus' voice says to us and the storms around us Peace be still. Jesus' voice says to us and the dying thief Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Jesus' voice says to all saints everywhere endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ remembering that Jesus said I am with you alway even to the end of the world.

     For our final thought today as we look at the picture above we see that Jesus is with us alway even unto the end of the world. How comforting to know that forevermore past, present, and future Jesus and His peace that passeth all understanding is always with us. Jesus is with us to the very last second of the very last minute or the very last hour of the very last day of all the years. Jesus is with us to the very last meter of the very last inch of the very last yard of the very last mile of life's way.

     Friend reading this anywhere, Jesus is always with you to comfort you forevermore. Psalm 139:7 promises Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

     RG Lee correctly said if we journey to poles undiscovered, Jesus is with us. If we journey over unchartered oceans, Jesus is with us. If we plod through trackless forests and impenetrable jungles, Jesus is with us. If we trudge across pathless plains and endless snows, Jesus is with us. If years pass by swiftly and beyond recall, Jesus is yet with us. Centuries go by and Jesus remains with us. Hallelujah, Psalm 90:4 says For a thousand years in thy sight (Lord Jesus) are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

     Be encouraged and receive Jesus as your God and Jesus will change your bleak limitations to immeasurable expanses of peace and comfort. When Jesus is King of this earth for 1000 years, Jesus will transform dry, infertile, flowerless, treeless, songless deserts into gardens of heavenly songsters singing wherein green things, fragrant flowers, and ripened fruits flourish through all seasons and in all weathers. Isaiah 35:1-2 promises The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it; the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

     With Jesus our inner brooks will break out into flowing rivers that widen into spiritual seas of living water. Jesus promised this at John 4:4 saying But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  

BLESSED POEMS ABOUT CALVARY 
WHERE JESUS DIED ON A CROSS

   His holy fingers formed the bough
where grew the thorns that crowned His brow
The nails that pierced the hands were mined 
in secret places He designed

He made the forests from whence there sprung
 the tree on which His holy body hung
He died upon a cross of wood
Yet made the hill upon which it stood

The sun which hid from Him its face
By His decree was poised in space
The sky which darkened o'er His head
By Him above the earth was spread

The spear that spilt His precious blood
was created in the fires of God
The grave in which His form was laid
was hewn in rocks His hands had made

SAY ALOUD THE WORDS BELOW
OF THE HYMN NEAR THE CROSS 
AND BE BLESSED

Near the cross O Lamb of God
Bring its scenes before me
Help me walk from day to day
with its shadows o'er me

Near the cross, a trembling soul
Love and mercy found me
There the Bright and Morning Star
shed its beams around me

Near the cross, I'll watch and wait
Hoping, trusting ever
Till I reach the golden strand (seashore)
Just beyond the river

     I pray in Jesus name this little bible study blesses multitudes on this earth with peace and joy. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.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. Jesus bless you all. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Revelations About The Blessed Name Of Jesus


     Today we will learn why the name of Jesus is better than any other name. The name of Jesus is one of unrivaled excellence and preeminence. No human on earth, no matter how great can equal the height, stature, the power, or the wonder of the name of Jesus Christ. The bible declares that the name of Jesus is the name above every name. Philippians 2:9 proclaims Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him (Jesus) and given Him a name which is above every name.

     Right now praise our Lord Jesus as you say according to Ephesians 1:21 the name of Jesus is 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. And hath put all things under his feet and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church. John the Baptist also proclaimed that the name of Jesus is above any name at John 3:31 that says He (Jesus) that cometh from above is above all; he that is of the earth is earthly and speaketh of the earth; He that cometh from heaven (Jesus) is above all.

     OK pictured above let's see how the perfect and sinless Lord Jesus is better than many great men of the bible. Jesus was perfect and sinless, while many great men of the bible had flaws. Noah was a preacher of righteousness in the great dark antideluvian days but we find that Noah got drunk. Abraham was called a friend of God and yet he disappointed God by telling a lie to Abimelech that his wife Sarah was a sister. Jacob who dreamed about angels and was strong in his love toward Rachel was crooked as a barrel of fishhooks and slick as a pile of eels when he lied to Isaac to receive a blessing from the Lord.

     Moses was magnificent and mighty and yet he displeased God by smiting the rock and was denied entrance into the promised land. David was a marvelously versatile man, a military genius, a great poet, and a great musician, but he staked his crown for a woman Bathsheba's embrace and committed murder against her husband Uriah the Hittite to cover up his sin of adultery. Samson was a judge in Israel for twenty years, but Samson was snared and sheared by a beautiful wicked woman named Delilah. Many men like Samson today are snared and sheared of spiritual power by wicked beautiful women like Delilah. Proverbs 31:30 tells us Favour is deceitful, and beauty is in vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

     Elijah yawned on Mount Carmel and called down fire from heaven and had a great victory over the prophets of Baal, but under the juniper tree he had despondent cowardice and wanted to die, hidden away from the witch Jezebel. John the Baptist who said Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world and buried Jesus in beautiful baptism in the rolling tides of the Jordan river displayed despondent questionings about the Lord Jesus after King Herod placed him in a prison cell for preaching about Herod's sin of marrying his brother Philip's wife.

     Many great men of the bible had flaws, but the bible proclaims that Jesus was perfect, sinless, and had no faults. Truly Jesus is the name above all names. Note the following bible scriptures proclaiming that only Jesus was perfect and had no sin. Pictured above Hebrews 4:15 says For we have not an high priest (Jesus) which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 1 John 3:5 tells us And ye know that He (Jesus) was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. 1 Peter 2:21-22 says For even hereunto were you called; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps; Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth. Humanity has never reversed the verdict that Governor Pilate gave when he washed his hands and said I tell you I find no fault in Him (Jesus).

     We learn from this bible study that the only good thing in us is Jesus. People might have flaws but Jesus chooses to work through imperfect sinners like you and me. The reason God works through flawed sinners is so only Jesus gets the glory. The bible tells us But we have this treasure (Jesus) in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. As you read the list below of the many people in the bible who had faults that God used, remember the blood of Jesus removes your sins, and let God use you to tell people to be saved, repent, make Jesus God of their life, and believe daily that Jesus died for them on the cross, was buried, and rose again.

A LIST OF GREAT PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE WHO HAD FLAWS
THAT GOD USED TO BLESS PEOPLE
SO ONLY JESUS AS GOD GOT THE GLORY

Noah who got drunk
Moses who stuttered and had a short fuse
Miriam who was a gossip
Amos whose only training occurred at the school of fig tree pruning
Jonah who ran from God
Jacob who was a liar 
Elijah who was burned out
Jeremiah who was a bullfrog (just kidding)
who was depressed and suicidal
Gideon and Thomas who both doubted
Solomon who was too rich
Abraham who was too old
David who was too young 
Paul who along with Moses was a murderer
Martha who worried about household chores
Lazarus who was dead
Peter who was afraid of death and denied Jesus three times
John Mark who was rejected by Paul

     Notice pictured above the many names for God in the bible that represent the blessed name of Jesus. Jehovah Nissi (Jesus our banner for victory by His blood over the devil), Jehovah Raah (Jesus our shepherd that watches over his saints as sheep), Jehovah Raphah (Jesus our healer who by His stripes heals all diseases), Jehovah Shammah (Jesus is there and never leaves us nor forsakes us), Jehovah Hoseenu (Jesus the Lord our Maker because Colossians 1:16-17 says all things were created by Him (Jesus) and for Him and He is before all things and by Him all things consist).

     Jehovah Tsidkenu and Jehovah Mekaddesh (Jesus our righteousness and sanctification proclaimed at 1 Corinthians 1:30 that says But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption), Jehovah Jireh (Jesus our provider who supplies all our needs), Jehovah Sabaoth (Jesus our Lord of hosts as the captain general of the hosts of soldier angels in the army of God), Jehovah Shalom (Jesus our prince of peace that blesses us with the peace that passeth all understanding) and Jehovah Elyon (Jesus as the Lord most high and name above every name).

THE HARDEST WORD FOR PEOPLE TO PRONOUNCE 
TO RECEIVE A BLESSING 
IS NOT
CONSTANTINOPLE, MESOPOTAMIA, OR SASSAPARILLA
IT'S
NO

     For my final thought we learn that pictured above we have to just say no to get blessed. The word no is the hardest word for people to pronounce instead of Constantinople, Mesopotamia, or sassaparilla. But if we would just say no to the sins of this world, Jesus would greatly bless us.

     Read below about some great men of the bible that got blessed by just saying no. Joseph in Egypt said no to the proposals of Potipher's wife and avoided the sin of adultery. As a result, God blessed Joseph to be released from prison to be a great leader in Egypt with great power. Daniel in Babylon said no to eating the king's meat and drinking the king's wine and was blessed with better health than the Babylonians.

     Moses said no to Pharoah's daughter when he came of age and went out and chose to suffer affliction with the children of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. He esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt. As a result, Moses and the children of Israel were blessed to be delivered from the bondage of Pharoah and Egypt. Jesus said no to all of the temptations of the devil in the wilderness and on the temple top. As a result, Jesus was blessed to be King of kings and Lord of lords having the name above all names.

     The bible records that Saul sought to kill David by throwing spears at him while he chased him as a hound would hunt for a rabbit. One night David and Abishai found Saul asleep with his spear by his side. And Abishai said to David Now is your chance. This is your enemy. Let's kill him. Let me smite him; I'll pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear. David said no; David spared Saul when he could have speared Saul. David said no to spearing and yes to sparing.

     Friend reading this anywhere like Jesus, David, Moses, Joseph and Daniel, say no to the sins of this world and yes to serving our Lord Jesus. Say no daily to the sinful desires of your flesh and remember that Jesus said at Luke 9:23 If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Say no to the sins of this world and remember 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Finally say no to the devil and remember Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

     As always, it is a blessing to write these bible studies that I pray in Jesus name bless multitudes on this earth with peace and great strength. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.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.        

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Uplifting Stories And Messages


FORGIVE LIKE LOUIS XII AND BE BLESSED
READ HIS STORY OF MERCY BELOW

     Pictured above we see Louis XII who became king of France after he suffered great indignities at the hand of his cousin Charles VIII. He was slandered, thrown into prison, kept in chains, and in constant fear of death. When he succeeded Charles to the throne, however, his close friends and advisors urged him to seek revenge for all these shameful atrocities. But Louis would not hear to any of the suggestions of these whisperers in his court. 

     Instead they were amazed to see him preparing a list of all the names of men who had harmed him before he became king. Behind each name Louis XII placed a red cross. His enemies, hearing of this were filled with dread alarm. These enemies thought that the sign of a cross meant a sentence to death on the gallows. One after the other, they fled the court and their beloved country.

     But King Louis XII learning of their flight called for a special session of the court to explain his list of names and the little red crosses. Be content and do not fear, he said in a most cordial tone. The cross which I drew by your names is not a sign of punishment, but a pledge of forgiveness and a seal for the sake of the crucified Saviour Jesus who upon his cross forgave all His enemies, prayed for them, and blotted out the handwriting that was against them.

     Like Louis XII, see a red cross of the blood of Jesus by faith by your enemies and forgive them. If Louis XII can forgive his enemies after he was slandered, thrown in prison, and kept in chains, we need to forgive our enemies. If Jesus forgave all his enemies by saying on the cross forgive them for they know not what they do, we need to forgive our enemies. Colossians 3:13 tells us Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

     Learn a lesson from Louis XII and overcome depression by forgiving and forgetting any insults, slanders, or lies spoken against you by any enemy. Thinking about past lies and insults spoken against us by any enemy takes away our strength. A single evil resentment weighs more than a ton of lead. Proverbs 27:3 says A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Ecclesiastes 7:9 tells us Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry; for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

     Hate is the heaviest thing in God's universe because it is most unlike the disposition of God. Like Louis XII, don't carry even a little resentment toward anyone from year to year. Throw it away and wash the slate clean and begin all over again. Right now become free of your grudges and receive peace by saying There is not a soul on earth against whom I could lift my finger with a desire to hurt them. There is not a single human being who I have either the time or disposition to hate.

     Friends you can forgive your enemies by remembering that Jesus forgave you. Ephesians 4:31 tells us how to forgive by saying Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice; And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. 

     Finally, remember to be exceedingly glad and leap for joy when you are insulted and slandered because of your faith in the Lord Jesus. Luke 6:22 says Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy; for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. Think about how the apostles after they were beaten and told they could not speak the name of Jesus rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus.

REMEMBER THE WORDS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
My kind heart is as big as this universe
but in it I have no memory of a wrong. 


READ A STORY ABOUT HOW A GOVERNOR VISITED 
A PRISONER IN THE JAIL CELL PICTURED ABOVE

     Billy Sunday once told a story about a governor who went into a penitentiary to see a certain inmate. The governor saw that prisoner and sat in his jail cell. As the governor talked with the prisoner, he concealed his identity until the interview had ended and he was gone. 

     Then one of the guards told the prisoner, Did you know that the governor of the State was just talking to you? Oh my God! said the prisoner. Had I known that, how on bended knee, I would have pleaded with him for a pardon. I would not have let him go until he had pardoned me. 

     Friend reading this anywhere, the Saviour, our Lord Jesus like this governor is coming to you this very hour. And Jesus is not concealing his identity because He has scars in His palms, and His brow bears the trace of thorns. Jesus offers you a pardon written in His own blood saying Take it from me; Accept it by faith. Be more than pardoned; more than forgiven; Be justified now forevermore.

     Right now friend anywhere get saved and receive a pardon from our Lord Jesus for all your sins. Just decide to stop sinning and make Jesus your God by accepting his pardon that is greater than any governor's pardon. Daily believe that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again by saying I am crucified with Christ and covered by the blood of Jesus. Tell the devil that the blood of Jesus has overcome you, evil must pass over me, and the blood of Jesus has cleansed me of all my sins.

MAKE YOUR CHOICE
JESUS OR CONDEMNATION

     Take time to read the following two scriptures pictured above which speak about a choice between Jesus' peace or the devil's condemnation. First John 3:18 says He that believeth on Him (Jesus) is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Then John 3:36 says He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

     These two scriptures are a diapason which is a grand burst of harmony comprehending in themselves the salvation of all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and asserting the damnation of all who refuse to believe on Jesus who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity.

     Neighbor reading this anywhere it's time for you to make a choice: What's your choice. Either the peace of Jesus or the devil's condemnation. It's either the friendship of heaven or the hostilities of hell. It's either the splendors of a glorified noonday or the terrors of a black midnight with a shuddering earthquake and a destructive tornado.

     It's either the beautiful fragrance of flower gardens displaying the love of Jesus or the sulpher fumes of the pits of perdition. It's either a summer's cooling breeze or a thunder cloud's wrath. It's either a sweet mother's lullaby to a fretful child or a solemn jury finding of guilt without recommendation for mercy. 

     It's either the glorious voice of the morning stars when they sang together as God laid the foundations of the earth or the voice of a cataract waterfall of illimitable rage. It's either the love of a maiden whispering her vows of fidelity or the voice of an anguished woman in travail. It's either joybells or deathbells.

     It's either clouds that drench drouth plagued fields with refreshing rains or clouds that bruise and blast with heavy hailstones. It's either words that soothe a believing heart as the echo of distant music soothes the ear or words that disturb the unbelieving heart as the wail of despair from some leper in his lair disturbs the sleeper's rest at night.


MAKE YOUR CHOICE
JESUS OR CONDEMNATION

Choose Jesus' fragrant flower garden pictured above
A delight to the eyes and nostrils
Instead of the devil's dungeon pictured above
that is dark in the foulsome depths

Choose Jesus' crystal sea instead of the devil's mud puddle
Choose Jesus with everlasting life and glories beyond words to portray
Instead of the devil's wrath and eternal horrors
Choose Jesus and the harmonious voices of holy mirth to human ears
Instead of the devil's hideous voices of maniacal madness and shriek

     Friend after reading about these choices I pray in Jesus name you get saved now and repent by deciding to stop sinning and choose Jesus as your God and believe that Jesus died for you, was buried, and rose again. Instead of this world's dunce cap from the devil, choose Jesus' crown of wisdom. Instead of the devil's tinsel, choose Jesus' diamonds as your treasure. Choose Jesus' offer of coronation and enthronement instead of the devil's coffin and entombment.

A POEM TITLED I SAID A PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY

I said a prayer for you today
And know God must have heard
I felt the answer in my heart 
Although He spoke not a word

I didn't ask for wealth or fame
I knew you wouldn't mind
I asked for priceless treasure rare
Of a more long lasting kind

I prayed that He'd be near to you
At the start of each new day
To grant you health and blessing fair
And friends to share your way

I asked for happiness for you in all things
great and small
But that you'd know His loving care
I pray for most of all

     I pray in Jesus name this bible study blesses many on this earth with peace and joy. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmail.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.