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This Week's Sermon: Prophecy ( 7-28-15 )

Jesus said;

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:42-44

I'm surprised lately at how often I turn the TV on and hear preachers talking about the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ.

Back in the 1940's was World War 2.

Then, in 1948, Israel, after 2000 years of not being a nation, became a nation once again...fulfilling Bible prophecy.

Until the late 1960's, because of this remarkable event with Israel just after World War 2, sermons on the Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ were preached a lot. When I was a kid, I can remember hearing my pastor's sermons on it to the point I thought Jesus would come that same day.

However, during the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, 2000 to 2013, most evangelicals became skeptical about the return of the Lord saying - “ Oh, I've heard that all my life and He still hasn't come.”

When I was in my teens I remember an unsaved person making this statement in making fun of another person by saying - “ You're as slow as the Second Coming of Jesus Christ ”.

Those were his very words.

This made me realize that even the unsaved question the return of the Lord, even though they have heard about it but have no relationship with God through the Jesus they heard was to come.

From the 1970's on, thinking Jesus was not coming in their lifetime, unfortunately, most evangelicals became in love themselves, in love with money, in love with the toys of this present world, and many actually did not even want Jesus to return...at least in their lifetime. They wanted to enjoy life in this present world to the fullest, rather than be with Jesus.


Nowadays, I've noticed a change among evangelicals in talking with them.

Some, and perhaps more than not, actually want Jesus to hurry back.

It could be because of the threats from those who hate America and Israel.

It is possible evangelicals here in America are worried we might have to face persecution for our faith in Jesus, just as our brothers and sisters in Jesus are presently facing persecution in other countries... because of their faith in Jesus.

For whatever reason this change recently has occurred among today's evangelicals, I'm just glad to see people excited about Jesus returning soon.

To be quite honest with you, everyday I beg Jesus to return.

We need to quit using the age old excuse that has always been said in the past which is merely an excuse and coverup for our feeling of not wanting Jesus to return, in saying - “ But we don't know when Jesus will come and besides, I have family, relatives and friends who are not saved.”

I've heard this said by so many evangelicals these past decades and I learned that in their heart, they actually do not want Jesus to return.

And this is the truth.

Since we do not know what day nor what hour Jesus will return, this is why we need to be watching, because we don't know what day nor what hour Jesus will return.

This is why Jesus told us to watch;

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:42-44

Keep hoping, praying and watching for Jesus to return.

Before my wife died 9 months ago, she told me she thought Jesus was returning soon.

I always wanted to go up in the Rapture with my wife.

Wayne Brown