Sunday, April 29, 2018

Blessed Revelations From God's Word


A STORY ABOUT THE TOMB OF JESUS
READ THIS STORY AND REJOICE
JESUS IS RISEN AND ALIVE FOREVERMORE

     In 1885, the garden tomb which held the body of Jesus pictured above after His crucifixion was discovered by the British general Gordon. Being convinced that this was the very spot where the body of our Lord Jesus did lie, General Gordon had his men clear the dirt with great care. They gathered all of the debris and shipped it to the Great Britain Scientific Association. Every part of the debris was microscopically analyzed. But there was no trace detected of human remains whatsoever.

     NO BONE FRAGMENTS, NO HAIR
NOTHING BUT DIRT

REJOICE AND SAY
WHAT THE ANGEL PROCLAIMED
HE IS NOT HERE FOR HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID

     Friends, Buddah, Confucious, and Mohammed are still dead in their graves. But, our Lord Jesus is risen and alive forevermore. Be encouraged friends everywhere and say Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. Also say Philippians 3:20-21 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself. 

     My good friend Mike Kahler had the honor of going into the tomb of Jesus pictured above. Mike said it was one of the most blessed moments of his life. And wow man could not find any trace of our Lord Jesus in the dirt of this grave. No bone fragments; no hair; nothing but dirt. Jesus is not in any grave; Jesus is risen in heaven and one day soon His saints will worship Him as God forevermore in the glorious kingdom. Get saved now and repent, stop sinning, and confess Jesus as your God, believing that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and is risen.  

OUR TIME ON THIS EARTH IS SHORT
LIKE

A thin footprint on a sea lashed shore
The stay of a postman
The glimpse of a passing ship
A quick burst of music down a crowded street

     Neighbor, time is short on this earth and James 4:14 pictured above says For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. Make the most of your time on this earth and witness about Jesus to multitudes all over this earth. Use this internet to witness to lost souls and win them to our Lord Jesus. Ephesians 5:14 tells us Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. And note that Psalm 39:5 tells us Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee; verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. 

A STORY ABOUT A MAN THAT WAS SLEEPING AT CHURCH

     Every week Herman pictured above slept in church while the pastor preached his sermon. The pastor told his deacon, every time you see Herman sleeping, tap him on the head gently with this rubber hammer and wake him up. 

One Sunday, while the pastor preached and Herman slept, 
The deacon tapped Herman on the head with the rubber hammer 
And Herman fell down in the middle of the church aisle, shook his head
Saying Please hit me again, I can still hear him 

     Friends, most people today are like Herman and asleep and not looking for Jesus to return soon in the clouds to greet the caught up saints in the air with peace forevermore. Many people today are overcharged with the cares of this life by constantly looking at facebook, instagram, and youtube on their cellphones while they text each other. Cellphones and computer websites like facebook are not bad but too much texting and use of the cellphones and internet will make people sleep and forget to look for Jesus' soon return and the needs of lost souls on this earth. 

     Take time to read Jesus' warning at Luke 21:34 that says And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life (too much facebook, texting, and cellphone use) and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 

     Remember, to serve Jesus, sometimes we have to put down and turn off the cellphone, stop looking at facebook, and stop texting while we read the Word of God and take time to worship our Lord Jesus while ministering to the needs of poor lost souls all around this earth. Jesus said at John 4:35 Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields (the lost souls in this world that need to hear about the Lord Jesus) (not at your cellphone and facebook) for they are white already to harvest. 

PARAKLETOS PROVES THAT JESUS IS GOD AND THE HOLY GHOST

     For our final revelation today let's compare two bible verses where we see the word parakletos and find that Jesus is God and the Holy Ghost. First we learn that Jesus is our parakletos advocate lawyer at 1 John 2:1 that says My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate (defined as parakletos) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

     Now let's compare the second bible verse where parakletos is defined as the Comforter Holy Ghost at John 14:26 that says But the Comforter (also defined as parakletos), which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

     Now like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, let's compare the word parakletos in 1 John 2:1 and John 14:26. We learn that our advocate lawyer Jesus is also God and the Comforter Holy Ghost because parakletos means both advocate and Comforter. Note that when anyone gets saved and receives the Lord Jesus, they also receive the Holy Spirit that is one with the Lord Jesus. 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 (This bible verse says when anyone gets saved they also receive and are renewed with the Holy Ghost). It's wrong teaching when someone tells you that you need to work to get the Holy Spirit after you are saved. 

     And finally note one of God's names called The God And Father of our Lord Jesus Christ proving that Jesus is one with God and Jesus is the Lord God. Take time to read the following bible verses where this blessed name of God appears. Ephesians 1:3 says Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:3 says Blessed be the God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. And finally 1 Peter 1:3 says Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  

     I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses multitudes all over this earth with peace and joy where many people get saved. 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, April 21, 2018

Where Are You Looking?



     Today, I ask the question where are you looking? If you look around it's bad; if you look back it's worse; but if you look up and lift up your head to the Lord Jesus, things are looking pretty good. Pictured above, our Lord Jesus 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. In other words, look at Jesus who is God crucified daily to be saved all the ends of the earth. It's simple friends; just a look of faith at Jesus crucified on the cross will save you.  Right now, get saved and repent, stop sinning, make Jesus your God, and believe daily that Jesus died for you on the cross, was buried, and rose again.   

      In the second picture we remember that Moses placed a brasen serpent on a pole for the people to look at to be healed after the serpent devil bit them. All the people had to do was to look by faith at the brasen serpent on the pole to be saved and healed. And Jesus said at John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up (Jesus was lifted up on a cross). Friend, Jesus is saying all you have to do is look by faith at Jesus crucified instead of a brasen serpent on a pole to be saved and healed. 

     And notice that Isaiah 45:22 speaks to all the ends of the earth saying Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: For I am God, and there is none else. This offer of salvation is to the backside of China, to the outpost of Russia, to the North Pole, to the South Pole, to the east, and to the west. No nation or nationality is excluded from God's salvation. Just look by faith with your heart to Jesus crucified as God to be saved (not to Allah, Buddah, Gandhi, Confucious, or Mohammed who are all dead). Look to Jesus our God who is alive forevermore to be saved. And notice that the prophet Isaiah said that there is no other God (none else) to save you beside Jesus. Acts 4:12 tells us Neither is there salvation is any other, for there is none other name (Jesus) under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.   


     Remember don't look around to people to get blessed. It's discouraging to look to any person for a blessing. 2 Corinthians 10:12 warns us For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. Instead, look up to Jesus your redemption for your blessing. Luke 21:28 pictured above tells us And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption (Jesus) draweth nigh.

     When anyone says why can't I have the same blessing as my neighbor or coworker and be equally treated it's discouraging. Instead look up to Jesus who can bless you greater than any man. Remember Psalm 75:6 says For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south (this means no man or attorney to the east or west around you and no devil to the south under you can bless you). But God is the judge (north above your head) (All blessings come from our Lord Jesus), He putteth down one, and setteth up another. Be still and let Jesus as your Lord fight your battles. Right now say Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

     Let's get our eyes off earthly things and look at Jesus saying Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, and not on things on the earth. Right now look up to the hills and as you look up you'll see our Lord Jesus because Psalm 121:1 says I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.


     OK, let's join the two pictures above and say Titus 2:12-13  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Notice the two bold words live looking and say I need to live looking for the blessed hope that is the glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus in the clouds that we will soon see when we are caught up to live with Him in the clouds in the air forever in peace. Friend, are you rejoicing in this blessed hope? Romans 5:1-2 tells us to rejoice in this blessed hope saying Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus. By whom we also have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

     We should be looking for the Christ and not the antichrist. Most people reject the God who became a man named Jesus and will soon believe a man who claims to be God called the antichrist. Hebrews 12:2 is yet another scripture that tells us to look to Jesus crucified and says Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Look unto Jesus and be blessed because John 6:40 says And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son (and looks at Jesus crucified by faith) and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up at the last day.


     Like Moses, we should look by faith at our invisible Lord Jesus and not be afraid of our enemies around us. We overcome fear by looking to Jesus Christ crucified that is perfect love. The bible says that perfect love casts out fear. Jesus Christ crucified is perfect love because Jesus is perfect and no greater love is there than when Jesus died on the cross for us as His friends. If you look by faith to Jesus crucified when you face your enemies you will not be afraid. Also if you have to speak before large numbers of people, try looking to Jesus Christ crucified and you will not be afraid or nervous because perfect love (Jesus Christ crucified) casts out all fear. 

     And when you look to Jesus Christ crucified it's impossible to think a bad thought because the blood of Jesus blocks the devil from putting any bad thoughts in your head. The bible says casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God; bring into captivity every thought (all bad thoughts) to the obedience of Christ by seeing the bad thought crucified with Jesus. Try looking to Jesus Christ crucified by faith and I guarantee you that it is impossible to think a bad thought when you see Jesus Christ crucified by faith.

      Greater is He (Jesus) that is within us than he that is in the world. Hebrews 11:27 says By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king, for he endured, as seeing Him (Jesus) who is invisible. Today claim Proverbs 28:1 and say The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion. I ain't chasin the devil and my enemies, but they run away anyway. Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered.

      Like Moses, don't look at earthly things that you see but look at Jesus who you don't see and be blessed. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. The things on this earth are temporary and pass away but Jesus and the Word of God is eternal and lasts forever.

     Instead of the fading riches of this world that we see, choose Jesus and eternal riches in the kingdom that last forever that are not seen yet. Just think about this; We'll be walking on a street of pure gold transparent glass surrounded by the precious rainbow gemstones in the foundation of the kingdom living in our own mansions that last forever. And the riches of this earth won't even be remembered when Jesus burns up and destroys this earth with just the brightness of His face because God is a consuming fire.

     Friends, just look at Jesus crucified and receive the peace that passeth all understanding. It's better to have peace with Jesus when you sleep at night and all through the day than all the money and earthly treasures of this world. Hebrews 2:8 says But now we see not yet all things put under Him (Jesus). But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man. In other words, it's good enough to just look at Jesus crucified by faith now and soon we will be rewarded when we as joint heirs with Jesus see the devil and all our enemies placed under our feet. Romans 16:20 promises And the God of peace (Jesus) shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

     Take heed to the warning stated at Psalm 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes. They asked my friend Billy Mitchell what's worse TV or radio. Billy said TV is worse than radio because the bible mentions the lust of the eyes and not the lust of the ears. If David just heard the pouring of water, he wouldn't have committed adultery with Bathsheba. But David saw Bathsheba bathing with his eyes and committed adultery and killed Bathsheba's husband Uriah. Instead, let's say Psalm 16:8 I will set the Lord (The Word Of God) always before me. Truly Lord Jesus your Word is Spirit and it is life. Live looking daily to Jesus crucified and the Word of God.

     Isaiah 26:3 promises thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord (Jesus) for ever, for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength (strength is defined as Rock) (In other words the Lord Jesus is the Rock of Ages) Truly let's claim the promises of Psalm 18 and say Jesus is my Rock, fortress, and deliver, God my strength, and my buckler, horn of my salvation and my high tower.

     I pray in Jesus name that this bible studies blesses multitudes with peace and 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. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ahab And David's Reactions To Elijah And Nathan's Rebukes

A TALE OF TWO SINFUL KINGS
AND HOW THEY REACTED TO TWO PROPHET'S REBUKES
AHAB AND ELIJAH, DAVID AND NATHAN



     Today, let's look at how two kings (Ahab and David) pictured above who sinned reacted to two prophets (Elijah and Nathan) who rebuked their sins. Remember saints, how we react when God corrects our sins by the Word of God determines if we are blessed or cursed. Brother Bob's worst enemy is Brother Bob and I have to decrease and let Jesus increase in my life. When God corrects and chastens us for sin, we should stop sinning and live instead of dying in the pleasure of sin. 

     When you are tempted to sin, to live and stop sinning say Romans 8:13 For if you live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Also say Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. When you quote these scriptures you will stop sinning and realize that sin causes death but to live holy with Jesus causes blessings and life. Right now get saved and repent, stop sinning, make Jesus God of your life, and believe that Jesus died on the cross for you, was buried, and rose again.

     First, let's look at Ahab's reaction to a rebuke of his sin. Ahab had his wife Jezebel kill an innocent man named Naboth to acquire his vineyard. Ahab took down a sign that said Naboth's vineyard and replaced it with a sign that said Ahab's acres. 

     Pictured above, one day Ahab was walking proudly with a glint of self satisfaction and unholy gratification through his new vineyard. As he walked, he was surprised to see the prophet Elijah whom he thought had died under a juniper tree afraid of Jezebel's murderous threats. Elijah told Ahab at 1 Kings 21:19 Hast thou killed and also taken possession? Thus saith the Lord, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.

     Now notice Ahab's response to Elijah's rebuke. 1 Kings 21:20 says And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? Ahab did not repent when Elijah confronted him about his sin of killing an innocent man to obtain his vineyard. Instead 1 Kings 21:25 tells us But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. 

     Now let's compare how David pictured above responded when the prophet Nathan rebuked him for killing an innocent man named Uriah the Hittite to commit adultery with his wife named Bathsheba. King David was sitting on his throne one day when the prophet Nathan showed up. David said Nathan tell me a story because I love your blessed illustrations.

     Nathan told David, there were two men; one was very wealthy and the other was very poor. The poor man only owned one little ewe lamb and the wealthy man had whole flocks of sheep. One day the rich man had his servant take the poor man's little lamb even though he had many flocks of sheep. David told Nathan this was wrong and he said I'll have this rich man pay fourfold for his sin. Then Nathan pointed his finger at David and said Thou art the man. You had many women but took poor Uriah's wife Bathsheba for yourself and had Uriah killed.

     Now, notice David's response to Nathan when he was confronted about his sin. David said unto Nathan at 2 Samuel 12:13 I have sinned against the Lord. Wow, this was totally different from Ahab's response to Elijah who said Hast thou found me O mine enemy. David's reaction to Nathan's rebuke was total repentance that resulted in blessings while Ahab's reaction to Elijah's rebuke was scorn with a desire to continue sinning that resulted in death and trouble.

     Take time to read Proverbs 9:8 pictured above; Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee; rebuke a wise man and he will love thee. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. How anyone reacts to God's rebukes from God's Word will determine if they are a scorner or a wise man. 

     David was a wise man who repented and stopped sinning when confronted about his sins by Nathan the prophet. Because David repented God blessed him with a son named Solomon who built a glorious temple unto the Lord. Ahab was a scorner and foolish man who kept sinning when confronted about his sins by Elijah the prophet. Because Ahab scorned Elijah and kept sinning, he died three years later, his body pierced by an arrow in a war chariot where the dogs licked his blood as Elijah had said. David is remembered as a wise man after God's own heart but Ahab is only remembered as a symbol of scorn 


     Now also notice that Ahab and David blamed others for their sins. Ahab blamed his wife Jezebel for killing Naboth to get his vineyard. David sent Uriah himself with a message that condemned him to death by having Joab put him in the front lines of a battle. David blamed Joab for killing Uriah.

     Most people like Ahab and David when confronted about their sins blame others and say it's his fault, it's her fault, it's their fault, it's the preacher's fault, it's the churches fault, or it's my parent's fault. But God says your problems are your fault. Pictured above God says at Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins (and blames others for his or her faults) shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

     When Adam pictured above was confronted about his sin by God, he blamed Eve for his sin. Adam told God at Genesis 3:12 The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat. 

     A preacher told a story that after Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden of Eden for sinning and eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Cain, Abel, and Adam were working one day near the fence surrounding the garden of Eden. Angels were guarding the fence and did not allow them to enter the garden of Eden because of Adam and Eve's sin. 

     Cain asked Adam, daddy why can't we work in the beautiful garden of Eden instead of working in this world of thorns and thistles by the sweat of our brow. It looks a lot better over there in Eden. Adam put the blame on Eve and replied Son we can't work in Eden because your mother ate us out of house and home.  



     Now notice Psalm 106:15 pictured above that says And He (God) gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul. Ahab got his vineyard but he also got a death sentence from Elijah. David got Bathsheba but he also got a rebuke from Nathan and a dead infant. Sin has consequences. James 1:15 tells us Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. According to Hebrews 11:25 the pleasures of sin are just for a season but end up in death. I'd rather deny sin and have pleasures forevermore with Jesus according to Psalm 16:11.

     Friends, realize that there are deadly consequences for one trifling fancy and one fun night of debauchery. A story was told of a man at a church meeting in a wheelchair that kept saying One night, one night, one night, does this equal one night? When asked by the preacher why he said this, the man replied, Does one night in the arms of a woman of the night equal this loathsome disease. Neighbor think before you sin of the consequences. Today, people can die from aids for one fun night of fornication or sodomy. It's not worth getting a disease that causes death for one night of sinful fun.

     Tell people who like Ahab become proud and try to get rich by sinning and harming others the following bible verses. Say Proverbs 10:2-3 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death. The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but He casteth away the substance of the wicked. Also say Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

     Take time to say Proverbs 15:16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord; than great treasure and trouble therewith. In other words, it is better to be a blessed poor person with two nickels living in a cardboard shack who fears Jesus as God than a troubled wealthy millionaire in an extravagent palace who does not fear Jesus as God. The peace of God that passeth all understanding with Jesus is better than all the money and possessions of this world.    

     Also, note this wise proverb stated by the prophet Jeremiah about the little bird called a partridge. The partridge will sit on other bird's eggs and then abandon them. Jeremiah 17:11 tells us As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; So he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. Like the partridge, a rich fool can not take his money and possessions with him when he dies. What is the hope of a hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul. It's better to have Jesus and eternal life in heaven where even the street we walk on is pure gold transparent glass.  


     Alright, what lessons do we learn from how Ahab and David reacted to Elijah and Nathan's rebukes about their sins. Ahab got mad at Elijah's rebuke and kept sinning and was cursed. David repented at Nathan's rebuke and got right and got blessed.  Remember how you react to God's rebuke of your sin will determine if you are blessed or cursed. Ahab's reaction to keep sinning equals the eternal consequences of disaster and destruction. David's reaction of repentance and stopping sin equals forgiveness, restoration, and eternal life. There's a price to be paid or a gain to be made depending on how you react to an open rebuke against your sin.

     We should rejoice when God uses His Word to correct and chasten us about sins we are not aware of. If we change our ways and stop sinning after God corrects and chastens us, we will receive blessings for living holy. Take time and read below about how God loves us as children more than our earthly fathers and chastens us to bless us. 

     Pictured above Hebrews 12:5 says And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children. My son despise not thou the chastening of the Lord nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

     Hebrews 12:9 goes on to say Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us and we gave them reverence; shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. 

     I encourage everyone to be blessed and say David's prayer of repentance when confronted about his sins by Nathan listed below at Psalm 51; Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness, according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 

     Keep saying Against thee, thee only have I sinned and done this evil in thy sight that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest and be clear when thou judgest. Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins and blot out all of mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me with they free Spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee.  

     I truly have enjoyed writing this bible study today that I pray in Jesus name blesses multitudes all over this earth with great peace and joy. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at rz9tlm@gmmail.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.