This Week's Sermon ( 3-14-19)

" I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.  "   John 17:9

"  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  "   James 5:16


There are more indications recently throughout the world that it is possible the return of Jesus may be getting closer than we think.

Jesus said;

" And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.  "   Luke 21:11

" 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; 
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  "   Luke 21:25-26

Technically, we have been in the end times since the outpouring of the Holy Spirit shortly after Jesus ascended back into Heaven which was 2,000 years ago.

Peter said;

" But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 
And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.  "   Acts 2:16-21

Paul spoke of other signs of the return of Jesus in latter times;

" Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 
For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.  "   1 Timothy 4:1-5

These signs are going on and have been since Paul's day.

We have actually been in the end times for 2,000 years.

God looks at time differently than we do. According to David and Peter, a thousand years is as a day to God.

" For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. "   Psalm 90:4
" But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. "   2 Peter 3:8

With all this catastrophic weather and other catastrophic events that has been happening throughout the world recently, we need to remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in these situations.

Jesus has people all over the world.

Also, we need to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution because of their faith in Jesus.

I have been talking to friends recently about these catastrophic events happening and even they are wondering if these things are a sign Jesus is returning soon.

I'm not the only one thinking this.

Lately, as I sit outside at night as I look up at the stars in the sky I have been seeing lights in the night sky that I once assumed were airplanes or drones flying over.

However, as I watch these lights closely I find that these lights can do manuevers in the sky that I have never seen before.

I was telling someone about this and she told me she has been watching them too.

My friend, I may still die before Jesus returns.

But from what I've been seeing lately both here on the earth and in the sky as Jesus prophesied would happen before He returns, I'm wondering.

Keep your faith in Jesus to the end and remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Jesus throughout the world

Wayne Brown

Today's Bible Verse 1 Thessalonians 5: 15-25

" See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 
Rejoice evermore. 
Pray without ceasing. 
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 
Quench not the Spirit. 
Despise not prophesyings. 
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. 
Brethren, pray for us. "

Today's Bible Verse 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

" For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  "

Today's Bible Verse 1 Timothy 1:14

"  And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. " 

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