This Week's Sermon ( 2-18-20 )

" 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

" 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 name 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

The guy I have been referring to is the antichrist.

After the 10 countries form an empire, known as the 10 horns of Daniel, the antichrist will rise through the political ranks and amaze the world with his smarts in solving world problems. 

He will become ruler over the 10 countries.

The event in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 when Jesus returns, known as the Rapture, might not happen yet. 

However, I do believe Jesus will return before the signing of the 7 year treaty which comes after the 10 horn empire.

The Bible does not say when Jesus will return but Jesus still said for us to watch for His return.

The mark that the antichrist will require for anyone to be able to buy or sell will not come about until after he brings the Jews and the Arabs to sign a 7 year peace treaty. 

Then, the misery in this world will soon get started. The antichrist who started as a peacemaker will then reveal his true self.

My friend, as we who believe in Jesus do not know when our Lord will return, Paul said;

" For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, "   1 Thessalonians 5:9

The 7 year time frame will also include God's wrath on the world to those who accept the mark of the antichrist. 

I'm convinced that the rapture will happen before the 7 year tribulation, as we refer to it as because we as believers are not appointed to experience God's wrath here on earth but will be with Him in Heaven.

Praise the Lord.

I do not know if we will still be here when the 10 horns of Daniel form as that has to come before the signing of the 7 year peace treaty which starts what we know as the 7 year tribulation.

Nevertheless, we need to be focused and watching for Jesus to return no matter when He comes back.

Keep your faith in Jesus and in Jesus alone...not Jesus plus anyone or anything else.

Jesus is enough for our salvation in getting to Heaven. 

We are saved by the blood of Jesus that He shed for us.

Wayne Brown