Simon Brown.

Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.” Psalm 84: 11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. 1 John 5:5 Now who is the one overcoming the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?

Sunday 15 March 2015

THE FIG TREE. Now learn a parable of the fig tree. Matthew 24:32 - 35.

The fig tree. Matthew 24:32-35. Mark 13:28-31. Luke 21:29-33.
THE FIG TREE and Emma Brown picking figs.
Hello friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ. It was a pleasure to receive so many emails from you last week. Thank you so much as it is great to hear from you.

In my last article I was talking about the wonderful cherries I picked that led me into thinking how I felt like Adam in the garden of Eden.

This week my wife Emma is looking at our fig tree I planted 6 years ago. She was hoping to pick the lovely figs Jesus talked about in Matthew 24:32-35. Mark 13:28-31. Luke 21:29-33.
I find it interesting that Jesus talked and referenced the fig tree more than any other tree.
I did not realise how many times Jesus referenced the fig tree, including 
Cursing the fig tree in Mark 11:12-14 and 11:20-25 and Matthew 21:18-22
But when going to pick the figs Emma found the figs were not ready to pick. Is Jesus telling us He is about to return? As in the parable of Matthew 24:32-35. we find Jesus saying there are only leaves, but no figs.
On our fig tree we have leaves and figs. However our figs are not ready. Is Jesus telling us to get ready for His return? One thing is for sure. We are to keep praying, watching, and expecting Jesus at any time, so we will not be like the 5 foolish virgins, being half the church in Matthew 25:1. Who were not keeping watch and were not ready and were left behind.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. Matthew 24:42.
Being ready now, is expecting Him at any time, is obeying what Jesus command us to do, for when He does arrive which means we will not be caught of guard.
I am sad to know so many Christians who are more interested in the things of this life, rather than the things of God. They seem to put Jesus after the material things. I know so many Christians who want Jesus on the phone, but not on the throne. When I say to them I believe Jesus is coming very soon, they often tell me how late it is, and it is time for them to go home.
Why did Jesus teach so many times about being ready. Because He already knew half the church would not be ready. 
We do not know the day or hour when Jesus will return, but by this parable of the Fig Tree. Jesus expects his disciples to read the signs of the times. And nearly (ALL) the signs of Jesus returning are here.
Lets pray we will all be ready for the next greatest day in world history. 
We are Simon and Emma Brown. We hope to see you soon in paradise. Amen.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 
Matthew 24:32 - 35.
Luke presents this parable as eschatological in nature: like the leaves of the fig tree, the signs spoken of in the Olivet discourse of Luke 21:5-28  indicate the coming of the
 Kingdom of God.
An alternate interpretation is that the fig tree represents the nation of Israel being politically reestablished in their land once again. Accordingly, when the modern state of Israel was formed on May 14, 1948, Hal Lindsey concluded that we are in the last generation. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Here is a great teaching Emma and I just watched that we recommend:
Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: “Follow Me.” Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. Built around the engaging approach of Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, this one of a kind small group study, sermon series, movie, and book examines what it means to deny one’s self and truly follow Jesus.  Watch trailer here For more information, please visit

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