Behind Enemy Lines!

behind enemies lines

We need to ask ourselves whose side are we really on? The love for God has been lost in the midst of the battles. The compassion for God’s people has been traded for frustrations. The preaching of the gospel has been substituted for the preaching of prosperity. It is time to refocus. Our number one mission is to accept Jesus Christ and then share the good news with someone else. If your focus is anything but soul saving, you have been compromised by the enemy. Jesus never did anything that was motivated by money, cars, promotions, houses, more, more and more! He always took care of the need and the soul. He made sure the individual was offered salvation. Some gladly received, and others sadly walked away. When we try to motivate people to accept Jesus Christ to achieve things and operate in POWERS, we have just crossed behind enemy lines. Jesus did not shed his blood for us to obtain things. Obtaining things is a bonus! When we become good stewards, we will reap what we sow. Yes, he came that we would have life and have it more abundantly. But right before he says that, he is talking about the thief:

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

He talks about a real enemy who finds pleasure in stealing our joy, our peace, even our faith. He talks about a real enemy who kills our dreams, our loved ones, and even our ministry. He talks about a real enemy who desires to destroy every good thing about us including our soul. So, do you really think the abundant life is narrowed down to material things? No, it’s about an everlasting life! It’s about living and not just existing. It’s about liberty and not bondage. The blood of Jesus is worth far more than material living. So stop hanging around the enemy’s camp oblivious to the mission God had for Jesus and the great commission we are called to.  As long as we aren’t introducing people to Christ and showing them what deliverance is, we are behind enemy lines. Let’s get on the Lord’s side, get focused, and get to work!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Are You Sure That’s God’s Blessing?

God is not random and he’s not spontaneous. He strategically plans every good thing in our lives. There are things he has for us, according to his will. He does things for his good pleasure. Remember this: for every time there is a purpose and for every purpose there is a time. Get on God’s watch and follow his plan so the purpose will be revealed. When we step out ahead of God, we create our own problems. We are so blind to what is God and what’s not God. If it’s not what we want, we say it’s not God. When we want something bad enough, we ignore all the little signs showing us it is not God. When we truly seek God, he gives us clear answers and we get mad because it wasn’t what we wanted to hear. So, we stir up confusion in our mind trying to find an answer that makes sense to us. But keep this in mind when it comes to God blessing you:

Prov 10:22 The blessing of the Lord it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

If what you say… is God, brings you sorrow and grief, it’s not a blessing of the Lord. Start listening to the word of God and not your own thoughts. What you choose to do with it, is up to you. Be careful of who and what you allow in your life. It may be sent to distract and destroy. Stay focused and be who God says you are.

Be encouraged, 

T Brown

Help Somebody!

Related imageOne of the greatest assets we have as human beings is the ability to help someone else. There are so many things you have on the inside of you that can help someone else. There are services you can provide to help someone. There are talents and gifts you have that you can bless someone with? How helpful are you? Do you give of yourself? Are you an opportunist? An opportunist is the one who helps only when it will benefit them, selfish gain. When we look at the life of Christ, nothing he did was for his personal gain. He didn’t see an opportunity and say, well let me help him because in the long run it will benefit me. Jesus wasn’t self-serving. He was a servant, period. We need to develop a mindset of servitude. We need to help for someone else’s sake, not to brag and say we did that for them, or we prayed for them, or we gave that to them. In fact, the only time people should know you did something for someone is if the recipient chooses to share their testimony or someone else honors you for your good deed. The Bible clearly tells us not to brag on what we do.

Matt 6:1-4 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

It is time to use what God has blessed you with to bless others. Be a blessing and you will be blessed! Why? Because you reap what you sow.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Get Ready!

While asking God for some things, research the ins and outs of what you are asking for.  No matter how much you ask, chances are, you are not ready. In all honesty, you may never be 100 % ready, but you can be prepared. Position yourself to obtain it, maintain it, and let God help you sustain it. 

Be encouraged, 

T Brown