Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
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May 22, 2011                                  "Then Came One!" "To Listen the Audio with this Great Sermon click"  "Here"
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Text: Mark 1: 1-17  (King James Version)

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                            The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

Mark 1:1   The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mark 1:2   As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Mark 1:3   The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:4   John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Mark 1:5   And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

Mark 1:6   And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

Mark 1:7   And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

Mark 1:8   I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Mark 1:9   And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

Mark 1:10   And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

Mark 1:11   And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 1:12   And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

Mark 1:13   And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

Mark 1:14   Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

Mark 1:15   And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Mark 1:16   Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Mark 1:17   And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

 

Matthew 11:11   Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

 

 Let's pray. Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.

Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

Everyone knows and most can even quote!

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

But what about

Luke 3:16   John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

 

Judgment day according to Mr. Camping has now came and gone and we are still here. What is that saying to us?

 

Many are resorting now to Suicide because they have bet the farm and lost it all..

 

The Rapture or the catching away of the Church may not have happened as predicted yet for many this day will become judgment day.

For Many multitudes, yesterday actually was actually judgment day for them.

 

There is not 5 different ways to gain heaven, not 4 not 3 not even two there is only one way and Jesus Christ is the only way.

 

John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 

James 4:13   Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

James 4:14   Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

 

There is only two places for the soul of man to be upon passing. There is no such place as purgatory and other saints praying you out.

To Be absent for the body is to be present with the lord.

 

2 Corinthians 5:8   We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

 

 Luke 16:23   And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Luke 16:24   And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Luke 16:25   But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

 

2 Corinthians 5:9   Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 5:10   For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

 

What we are in is the Midnight hour and for the most part we have too many foolish virgins running around with no oil. Because they  refuse to pay the price to maintain this level of anointing.

 

Everything as we know it is about to change anything that can be shook is about to be shaken!

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1 Peter 4:17   For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

 

Unless you are on the Rock and running on the Holy Spirit Oil you are not going to make it.

Matthew 5:14   Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Matthew 5:15   Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

 

Matthew 5:13   Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

 

Jeremiah 8:19   Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

Jeremiah 8:20   The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

Jeremiah 8:21   For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.

Jeremiah 8:22   Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

 

John 9:4   I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:5   As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 9:6   When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

John 9:7   And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and  came seeing.

 

John 14:12   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:13   And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14   If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 14:15   If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:16   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 

The only thing we can take to heaven with us is SOULS!

 

John 21:10   Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

John 21:11   Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

John 21:12   Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

We cannot be effective until we have been energized!

 

You are supposed to be the Salt of the earth, the Light of this World. What are you doing? What are you thinking? Professing followers of the Lord entangled with all manner of Sin instead of Example. Instead of leading them unto the paths of righteousness and pointing them unto A Heaven you have become a stumbling block of offence because of your own selfish desires. 

God has a word for you as well.

 

Matthew 18:6   But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

 

Isaiah 6:8   Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

 

Luke 24:49   And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.