This Week's Sermon ( 10-17-17 )

" But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.  Mark 13:32-33


" But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.  "   1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

There is so much going on in the world these days that I have to talk about the return of Jesus.

There has recently been hurricanes of catastrophic proportion that has excelled any hurricane that has happened in the past.

There was a hurricane that hit Ireland recently, where there has never been a hurricane ever in history.

There was a fire in California recently that was the worst in California ever...even though fires are common in that state. 

Many church people are now wondering what is going on. They are wondering if Jesus might be returning soon.

I heard a sermon this past Sunday in which the pastor admitted that most of his life he has always quoted the verse;

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  "   Mark 13:32

not taking signs of the return of Jesus seriously.

But he admits, now, he is wondering if Jesus is coming back.

Jesus did say;

" And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; "   Luke 21:35

While there will be catastrophic events take place to indicate the return of Jesus, we still have to remember one thing that Paul said;

" For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  "   1 Thessalonians 5:3

Even though, along with catastrophic events as we have been witnessing lately, this " peace and safety " is also prophesied to be part of the last days before Jesus returns and this prophecy of " peace and safety " has not happened yet.

According to Jesus it will be during this time that many christians will be slack, thinking the Lord delayeth His coming. 

It will be during this time of " peace and safety " that christians will lose sight of the return of Jesus and focus on worldly things. 

During this " peace and safety " is more than likely when Jesus will return in the rapture but we must also understand that the rapture is also a prophetic sign of the return of Jesus when He returns literally to the earth to fight in the battle of Armageddon and set up His thousand year kingdom here on earth.

Keep your faith in Jesus no matter what happens.

Jesus is returning soon.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 9-20-16 )

" Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. "  Daniel 9:24

" And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. "  Daniel 9:27

As vast as God Himself is, so is His word, the Holy Bible, consisting of 66 books written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

With careful study of God's word, the " weeks " mentioned here in the book of Daniel, refer to years.

The " Seventy weeks " of Daniel are 490 years of Bible prophecy, carried out over a vast period of time including thousands of years. These " weeks " pertain to when Israel is a nation...and only then.

Technically, since Daniel prophesied all this, 483 years of these " seventy weeks " have already been fulfilled.

There is " one week " left remaining - that is, 7 years.

This " one week " or 7 years, is what evangelicals refer to as the 7 year tribulation period.

What starts this final " one week " or 7 years, is when the antichrist brings the Jews and the Arabs to sign a 7 year peace treaty.

If you are watching the news about Syria, there will someday come a man who will have ideas that will work to bring a temporary peace in that country...and throughout Israel and the Middle East.

He is what the Bible refers to as the antichrist.

John said;

" Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. "   1 John 2:18

It is interesting that John and the other believers in Jesus, 2000 years ago, thought they were approaching the 7 year tribulation period.

How much closer are we today.

Of course, Jesus will return to rapture those of us up into the clouds who believe in Jesus, as Paul said, just before this man in Syria brings about this temporary peace, and brings the Jews and the Arabs together to agree on and sign a 7 year peace treaty.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 9-6-16 )

" And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one cometh unto the Father, but by me. "   John 14:4-6


I recently took food to the homeless in downtown Denver.

My wife and I used to do this when she was alive.

I told the homeless living on the streets to do me a favor and give their heart to Jesus Christ. I told them that Jesus is not merely one of many ways to Heaven.

One spoke up immediately, who had only one leg in a wheel chair, and said - " The only way. "

I told him he got it right.

This blessed me so much to hear him say this.

My friend, Jesus has people everywhere, even living on the streets.

Do not judge who is a believer in Jesus by how much he or she has in material possessions in this present life.

Jesus has poor people too.

And yes, Jesus is literally the only way to Heaven, just as Jesus Himself said, and the homeless guy in the wheel chair said.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 8-23-16 )

" And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the number of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. "   Revelation 13:16-18

 

All we know is the antichrist will require an identification mark or number that identifies the person with him, to be able to buy food, clothing, etc... and to be able to sell anything, during the time of his reign.

It will be an identification mark that will be placed either on the person's right hand or forehead that will consist of either some kind of a mark, his number or the number of his name.

It is not clear who gets which kind of identification mark or number but it will obviously be readable by a computer scanner upon presentation and will confirm that the person is a member of the antichrist's organization.

I just learned recently that technology has advanced to the point that a computer designer came up with a scanner that can actually read a person's blood flow when they place their hand on the scanner and will confirm that the person whose hand is placed on the scanner is programmed into the system and has authorized access. The only problem with this presently is if the person has a skin situation that would block the scanner from being able to read the blood flow, the person would have to use the other hand.

What is interesting is that no computer "chip " is necessary. It reads the blood flow.

This technology is expensive but a major company who can afford this is now renting this new computer for handling its finances.

I asked someone who is programmed into this computer and has authorized access if they could foresee the day when people would be making purchases with this method of technology.

The answer was, "yes".

My friend, if the antichrist John prophesied of is alive today, he will have the modern technology to enforce his mark or number in a way that only people who have his identification mark or number can make purchases or sell anything...according to John's prophecy.

We may be nearing the time of the 7 year tribulation period faster than we think...which is when this system of buying and selling with an identification mark or number is supposed to happen, according to Scripture.

Which means, fortunately, the event Paul described for the born again believer in Jesus, could be closer to happening than we think.

" For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words. "   1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

Praise the Lord!

Wayne Brown