Sunday, September 15, 2013


Forgiveness is a powerful and necessary thing to do as a Christian. The devil knows firsthand because he sees what God has done for us continually yet he did not experience what we have the privilege of experiencing. God says he sent His son to die for the world, a people who would praise Him and turn around and crucify Him, because it was necessary. God says in Psalm 103:12 “as far as the east is from the west, so far he has removed our transgressions from us”, because it was necessary. You may say Jesus responded to Peter to forgive 70x7 and you may be good at math and come up with the mathematical answer but Christ says love covers a multitude of sins (1Peter4:8-9) and love keeps no count of wrong (1 Corinthians 13:5). Your answer to the following question will help you get started on the right path of forgiveness. Think about this question and be honest with yourself. Who does forgiveness benefit, you or for the person who offended you? You may take it a step further by asking God to help you with forgiveness and He will by showing you those who you have not forgiven. Many of us have been taught to pray the model prayer in Matthew 6:9-15 but do you believe it. God wants to manifest so much but could it be our unforgiveness that has delayed our manifestations? Mark 11:25 addresses forgiveness clearly. Look at how awesome God is; as you approach him for manifestation He leads us to the area of forgiveness. God say you go and forgive those who have done wrong to you (parent, spouse, child, leader, friend) and God would not tell us to do something that we cannot do. Look at the urgency God places on forgiveness in Matthew 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” We should forgive quickly because unforgiveness hinder us from fully receiving all God has for us. Forgiveness is necessary and the right thing to do. You don’t have to wait until an apology is offered to offer forgiveness because forgiveness is a choice you have already committed to do once an offence has taken place. Hope you will meditate on these scriptures and allow God to minister to your spirit in the area of forgiveness. Continue to experience God’s best

Dean Brown

Sunday, July 7, 2013

You have more than enough Power

In a 24 hour window I heard two different conversations and the words “satan strong” were uttered. In the first conversation I did not respond but the second time around I took the opportunity to make it clear that satan is not strong according to the Word (1John4:4). I understand that the situation, challenge and our emotions may get the better of us sometimes but try not to allow yourself to take ownership of this thought that satan has more power than you do.
As children of God and even unbelievers we have windows of opportunities to resist the devil. Think about it. Before you got saved (accepted the free gift of salvation Romans 10:8-10) we resisted the devil long enough to ask Jesus Christ to replace our old spirits with a new spirit. More than likely the day you got saved was not the first time you felt the urge to give your life to Jesus. Likewise since the time you became born again you have experienced challenges that made you felt weak and powerless. Do you remember the account of Peter walking on water until he shift his focus to the Ocean of uncertainty and not Jesus. Note Jesus’ encouragement to Peter (Matthew 14: 28-32) When Jesus told Peter to come Peter had faith then but when he shift his focus to the challenges/issues/problems/people and what is not working the way we expected then Jesus said “You of little faith. Peter had faith but when our focus shifts then our faith diminishes and we give satan an entry point into our lives.
James 4:7 God encourage us to give satan a black eye by simply resisting. Psalm also says praise the Lord at all times and we know that praise is a weapon, prayer is a weapon as well as the weapons listed in Ephesians 6:10-18. The challenge comes when we believe the tricks of satan more than the promises of God. When we allow the facts of life to over take the truth of God’s word then it appears that satan has strength but he really does not. God loves us too much to leave us powerless. The Holy Spirit is our Help in ALL things He will show us truth and that should give us comfort. I leave you with this thought: Love God, Love yourself, Love others and Live life.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


We are always looking for companionships/relationships to share our Joy, happiness, sorrows and dissatisfied moment with. We are drawn to others for the purpose of fellowship and I am not talking about eating only. When God created Adam He saw “it was not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper who is right for him” Genesis 2:18 states. This is the foundation of the family and we can thrive very well in environments where we have the love and support we need from the people we love and respect. Many of us knows these following common phrases “no man is an island, don’t forsake the fellowship of believers and iron sharpens iron” because we need each other.

You may say and strongly believe that God gave you a mission or ministry and you think it only involves yourself and does not require the help of others I question the source of your idea. Look at of Paul’s mission and examine the salutations of all His letters in the New Testament for example Galatians 1:1-2. Paul wrote “I was not chosen to be an apostle by human beings, nor was I sent from human beings. I was made an apostle through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Jesus from the dead. This letter is also from all those of God’s family who are with me.”Jesus’ relationship with His disciples is a demonstration of the closeness he desires for us to have with each other. Humans need each other to survive in our true identity God created us for. From the beginning of time the devil our adversary/enemy/satan has been trying to cause division and negative tension. Satan’s first successful division was God’s fellowship with man when sin entered because of the disobedience of Adam and Eve. The enemy’s tactic is always to attack the family. From the identity of the family comes a husband and a wife fully functioning in each other’s roles, children who respect and love their parents and respect those around them, strong communities and a powerful government.

The work is necessary for us to restore the relationships God has given us and the identity of the family. Though I am a strong believer that Jesus’ death and resurrection fulfilled the codified commandments of Moses, I can identify the effect of the first commandment that came with a promise, “children obey your parents, honour thy father and mother” Ephesians 6:1-2. We will have to take back the God ordained relationships that we let go due to disagreements. Our relationships need preservations by the love of God we read about in 1 Corinthians 13. Restoring our relationships will not be easy but it is do-able through Jesus Christ. The best thing we can do to is to submit to God’s word. The first place to start is will forgiveness, a pure repentance of the heart and the pass. I am not telling you that you will be able to get along with everyone but live peaceably with all men according to Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
 Identify the broken relationships in your life. Ask God to help you to restore your brokenness and give you the wisdom to restore what the enemy has stolen or we have destroyed in the past. Remember we were born into a family, created to be a family and we need to live as a family. May God continue to bless your relationships.

By Dean Brown

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Is it me or is it Him

Is it me or is it Him

“Prayer changes things”, we have all heard that profound statement. How about, “God told me that you are the one or to do something”? What happen after the prayer manifested or you where obedient to what God said and now you encounter some difficulties or challenges? So many questions and it seems we can go on for a lifetime without finding satisfactory answers.
Many believers approach to the Gospel with a false sense of reality. What do you think Christ meant when he said “Pick up your cross and follow me” (Matt 16:24) or “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and turns around is not fit for the kingdom” (Luke 9:62). There is WORK to be done and we are shying away from every opportunity to grow. To walk with Christ you will get dirty, you will go through battles, you will be engaged in warfare, you will experience seasons when it seems like you cannot get a break from challenges ect. The fact of the matter is that if you are a serious threat against the plans of the devil then you become a target.
Jesus said “If the world hates you remember they hated me first” (John 15:18-25), this means you are in good company if people you were once close to stop calling you, you don’t get invites to hang out, co-workers and family members start making up things about you or your spouse.  Christianity comes with a price and once you are able to take control of the inner struggles dealing with your mind (Mind Renewal) the easier your journey becomes. When you embrace each challenge as an opportunity to grow and to give the devil some blows then you will demonstrate the PEACE that Christ gives and count ALL things joy (James 1:1-4).
I am convinced that Christianity is not difficult, I am the one that is difficult because I feel the stretching of my flesh and the discomfort of been discipline, consistently doing the word without physical proof of instant results and been patient. When I take myself out of the way, God is able to accomplish a lot more. The limitation of growth is a lack of self disciple and a lack of trust that God knows more than I think (Isaiah 55:8-10). I encourage you to continue to walk the path that seems foolish to the world (1Corinth 1:27) because your Heavenly father has a plan to use your life to be light to a world that is in darkness. We are the salt and the light the world needs to find the Jesus Christ (Matt 5:13-14) Satan does not want you to be successful living the life your creator created you to live so he will go to extremes to distract you from the path God has set for you. I have good news for you, God will restore the years you have sown in darkness (Joel 2:25) and He will not take back the plans he has for your life (purpose of your life) according to (Romans 11:29).

By: Dean Brown

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Sinner’s Sin

The Sinner’s Sin
We inherited a nature of sin; we had no choice in the matter. When you think about it this is not fair. We have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. We were once there and could be still dealing with sinful habits and that is the main reason we should not point the finger at any person who habitually sins. Remember that we are slaves to who we healed our members to (Romans 6:16).
Through the sacrifice of one man we can be save by faith in Jesus (Romans 5:12-17). When you think of it this is not fair either but thank God He had us on His mind when Jesus was crucified. Jesus paid a hefty price for us all. He died for His enemies because we did not know any better and that is His Grace extended towards us. We need to extend that grace today to sinners. Jesus came to fulfill the law and to give everyone access to the kingdom of God through faith. If someone did not tell us about Jesus and what He made available for us we would not have walked out of our old lifestyles.
Recently I asked a question to several people “What is Grace and what does it mean to you?’’ One person’s response reads “Grace to me is the overflowing blessings God gives to us when we do not deserve it. He continues to give me grace I know I’ll always receive it with joy for my sorrows, hope for tomorrow and strength for everything I do and go through. He will always be there with me”. So I ask the person a follow up question: “Is it difficult to extend that Grace to others?” The response was: “If you are focused on Jesus and not the person or circumstance that surrounds them or our yourself, after all we have the Holy Spirit to help us. Remain obedient & submissive to Him,” Another question could be “Why some Christians have a difficult time receiving or believing the Grace God has given us?
As a believer we are told that the just/righteous shall live by faith, walk by faith and not by sight, and renew our mind. So there is a common theme which I believe deals with something not perceived by our natural senses but with our spirit. When a person is saved only their spirit is transformed. We would love it if our occupation, social status, habits, relationships, appearance etc. changed but no. The part of us that cannot be seen with our natural eyes, that is what was instantly reborn and received the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patients, kindness, faithfulness, long suffering, goodness (Galation5:22).
So we need to understand who we are and what we are capable of doing so we can be effective in our daily lives. We should be witnessing to the unsaved. Things that the church (Christians) does should be centered on winning the lost for Christ and living a life of example (Ephesians 1:18-20). We will not be perfect and we will miss the make (sin) sometimes but do not let that makes you feel disqualified as a believer. Dr. Creflo Dollar asked it well in his series Righteousness vs. the Law. “When you were in the prison of sin (unsaved) did you do good deeds, did that take you out of the prison of sin? and in the prison of righteousness you sinned did that disqualify you from the prison of righteousness?” asked Dr. Dollar.
Frowning or points the finger or been disgusted with sinners’ actions is almost like having a baby and not expecting to change their diapers. We have to be compassionate, loving and extend grace to the unsaved. Remember there is amazing Grace which is renewed every day. God’s plan is still the same and will be done through willing vessels who are ready to blow God up in their lives. Remember you were once a sinner and someone minister the love of God to you the sacrifice of Jesus (Romans 2:1). Be bold, courageous and loving in the harvest field because Jesus said in (Matthew 4:19 NIV) “come follow me and I will send you to fish for people”. This is an invitation that many people will not accept, unfortunately. There is an abundance to be harvested but the word says in (Matthew 9:38) “the workers are few”. Be counted in the number of committed workers who will share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many believers are comfortable sharing with other believers but the sinner needs to hear about how God has transformed you and He can do the same for them if they will repent, confess Jesus as Lord of their lives and get baptize (2 Corinthians 5:17).