|Greetings! In the name of the Lord Jesus.|
|I have described my calling as prophet evangelist and worship leader.
But you know, we are Christians first then we are ministers.
So, I am simply a man who has been rescued by the blood of Jesus the Christ.
|When you and I begin to worship God from our hearts, God arrives on the scene.
Truly, he inhabits the praises of his people.
|Won't you join me in my pursuit for His presence?|
c/o Jeremy Brown
|Jeremy Brown's Testimony
Pulled from flames and filth he stands
Washed and forgiven
His motives pure
His heart true
Giving all he has risen to authority and revealed a pathway
' Worship The God forever '
' This is the way '
He needs not to boast
but only of his God
His task ?
. . . Himself unneeded . . .
| Within Christianity there are five leadership offices of the ministry : pastor, teacher, evangelist, apostle, and prophet ( Ephesians 4 : 11-16 ). Consulting the Holman Bible Dictionary we find the following. The pastor is leader and protector of one particular church body, very friendly, practical, very diplomatic, the most common office of the ministry, and they are easier for people to accept. The teachers are generally serious, have a passion for conveying truth and facts to individuals, and are most comfortable remaining in one particular church. The evangelist is a man that travels, encourages several different church bodies, and has a ministry of calling people to repentance. The apostles are those who build and establish churches. The calling of the prophet is the least common and the least accepted avenue of ministry. The prophets are extremist, harsh, bold, dogmatic, and sometimes overly sensitive. Not only are they sensitive around people but they are very sensitive to God. Because of my prophetic calling, let's only focus on the prophet.
If anything causes prophets to stand out, it is their spiritual connection to God. They are like a spiritual antenna tuned into the frequency of God and sometimes act as the very voice of God. For instance, In II Samuel 11, we find that King David committed murder by sending Bethsheba's husband, Uriah, into a heated battle knowing that Uriah would be killed. But, we find that God sent Nathan, a prophet, to David to expose his sin and to cause David to repent. How did Nathan know what David had conspired? Apparently, God sent his messenger Nathan because David's sin had dulled his spiritual ear to the voice of The Lord. I believe that God raises up prophets when people allow sin in their life to become walls between them and God. How can you hear when you're deaf to God's voice? Sometimes we hear of people consulting psychics, fortune tellers, witches, ouija boards, and other strange spiritual forces for guidance, but they are only counterfeits to the call of God's prophet. I'm not saying that prophets are to be considered spiritual gurus ( new age leaders ), but they need to be accepted just as much as the other offices of the ministry.
The prophets are just as called as the others and have to pay a steep price for their role. For example, In Exodus 2, Moses, fearing for his life, ran from Egypt, went to Midian, a desert land, and lived there forty years. Because Moses was separated from the world that allowed him to hear God in a special way ( Exodus 3 ). Another prophet who had to pay a price was John The Baptist. According to Zola Levitt, a present day scribe and Messianic Jew, in Jewish history John's parents purposely sheltered, groomed, and directed there son toward his prophesied prophetic calling ( Matthew 3 ; Isaiah 40 ; Malachi 3 ; Luke 1 ; Numbers 6 ). I can relate to all of the prophets of the Bible because my calling is Prophet Evangelist.
When I was younger, even in grade school, I always wanted to help people. When people had problems or needed a friend, I talked with them and tried to give them proper guidance. A pre-teen leader you might say. At age 9, my life was taken to the next level when I accepted the forgiveness of God and received Jesus Christ as my Savior ( rescuer ). I began to care about people even more than before. Sometimes I would sit and cry over the ignorance of people because they didn't comprehend the reality of God's truth. Even today, that's still an issue in my life. Why don't people understand that Christianity isn't a set of rules but a freedom within the boundaries of protection that God has established for all mankind?
I prayed and asked God how I could expose the truth to people and by age 10 I received my answer. My mother had been attending a prayer meeting at an elderly couple's home. One summer day, I went with her and I found the most happy friendly people you could ever imagine. I was almost creeped out, so I kept a distance from everyone there and stayed outside. After awhile, I became curious of the laughter and happy voices inside the house. I went inside and found everyone simply discussing the bible. I was thinking, " Cool book ". They seemed so enthusiastic as they began to refer to the book as Truth. A few minutes later, I was compelled to ask the question, " Will you pray with me? " Everyone agreed and they began to pray. As they prayed, I began to feel as if someone I really loved who had been absent for a long time came into the room and I began to cry happily. Within my mind, I heard an awesome request, " Will you preach my Truth? " Honored by the question, I said, " Yes, I'll try." But shortly after, I began to wrestle with the request and I began to see, know, and realize that I was different from most people. So, I kept the experience to myself and made an extra effort to
not stand out at church.
I attended a church from birth called Eller's Chapel Methodist Church and while I was still 10, an evangelist named, Carrie Johnson, was holding a revival. During the revival, Carrie began to teach a different type of singing style that I had never heard before. It was called Praise and Worship. In Praise and Worship, you sing songs that sound like prayers. The Psalms in the Bible are examples of those types of songs. For some reason, when you sing those types of songs God manifests himself in an awesome way. God is everywhere but only manifests or makes himself known where he is welcomed. I believe that Praise and Worship simply welcomes the presence, blessings, and the works of God. You have to experience it for yourself to understand. When Carrie led the worship, it was as if I was taken further into what God planned for my life. In Acts 16 : 25, we find that when Paul and Silas began to worship, God was made welcome where they were and God freed them. It's simple as that, worship God and he will free and further your life. That happened to me during that revival and I became more enthusiastic with spreading the good news to people.
Shortly after, I began telling everyone about how God could add purpose to their life, I was made a target and I became overwhelmed by the ridicule of my peers. So in the non-Christian's eyes, I went from the leader guy that cared about everybody to the guy that was weakened, messed up, and was made a loser by this new lifestyle. I was so accustomed to being the leader that I didn't know how to function any other way. So I began to shy away from the ridicule and began to concentrate on the things that I knew were true. In the meantime, I was still sharing my faith with my peers while they began to try to pull me into some of their bad habits : smoking, drinking, cussing, dirty movies, fighting, and sex. It became difficult for me as I slowly became an outsider but I never compromised my integrity. It was becoming extremely difficult for my good-guy image in school.
By age 11, I became really sick with asthma, every type of virus you can imagine, a pinched nerve in my hip, scoliosis, water on the knee, and a crippling form of arthritis. My left leg had been aching for a long time and finally I found out why it was shorter and smaller than the other. I began to lose my strength and that caused me to miss a lot of school. I went to several doctors and they told me that my condition would worsen. Discouraged with the reports of the medical field, I began to go to churches to be prayed for and healed. I searched for my miracle for a year and only found disappointment. I became angry with God and asked, " How am I supposed to do anything like this? God, don't you care? " I began to search for another type of fulfillment in comics, television, role playing games, and the occult simply because God wouldn't heal me.
At age 15, an evangelist came to my house with my pastor to have dinner before a revival service. Before they left, the evangelist saw me on my computer and asked me a couple of questions. He finally caught my attention and said, " Son. God has heard your prayers and has allowed you to be sick to separate you from the world. " Out of the blue, God's prophet, once again, exposes the truth and speaks things that he could never know on his own. I began to be able to think clearly and I spoke, " That's the solution. " The same week, I went to a tent revival and a minister stopped in the middle of his sermon and came back to pray for me. He asked if he could pray for me to be healed. I agreed. As he prayed, I began to feel a warmth come over me and strength out of nowhere flooded my body. Within three months, I was walking and my leg was as long as the other. I could stand, walk, stand on one leg, jump, and run. I was healed but I was still fascinated with the occult. I was torn.
One evening, I had a very disturbing dream. I dreamt that God came back and all of the Christian people were gone. I couldn't find any Christians anywhere. I woke up and realized that I needed to return to my first love, Jesus. On Sunday morning, I went to my pastor and told him that I needed to do my first works over. Which simply means that because of the sin that I willfully committed, I needed God to place me back into a state of rescue ( James 5 : 19-20 ; Revelation 2 : 4-5 ). He prayed with me and I once again felt clean. I was rescued again. Thank God. I was given another chance. After my rededication, I began to grow spiritually very quickly.
A year later, on a Sunday night after service, an elderly lady stopped me and began to tell me about the infilling of the Holy Spirit. After she spoke to me, I became so hungry for more of God in my life. I then talked to my pastor about this thing called The Holy Spirit. He said that receiving The Holy Spirit is like telling God that you want him to begin to direct your life and use you. So I received this infilling and it was as if everything changed and The Bible became exciting to me. I then began to know God's direction for my life clearly just like the
prophets in The Bible. 18 years old, graduated from highschool, I began to preach, lead Praise and Worship songs, expose the truth to people, and tell of what God had done in my life. I'm still going strong today.
A year and a half later, another event occurred in my life that would eradicate any doubt that I ever had about the reality of God. In II Corinthians 12 : 2, we find that Paul had an awesome experience. He was taken to Heaven. Apparently, it was to encourage Paul to continue with his mission and was to be an added strength for his life. Believe it or not, God encouraged me in a similar way.
I had been attending a revival service at a church called The Lighthouse. During the service, Pastor Reagan came to me and said, "Jeremy. God is getting ready to take your ministry and cause it to go beyond what you've ever dreamed or imagined. Get ready. Because God is gonna place within you an unquenchable fire and he's gonna take you places where you never dreamed. Be open and receptive to him." I thought to my self, "What? Who is this guy?" I had no clue that Pastor Reagan's words were prophetic. Blindly, I began to pray for what God supposedly wanted for me. I began to fast and pray for God to bless more people through me and my ministry. One summer afternoon, I made a plan to do nothing but pray, read my Bible, listen to my Christian music, and lock myself away in my room. A couple of hours into my getaway, I began to sense again as if someone that I loved that had been gone for a long time returned to me and I began to smile and laugh. I stood up and I felt intoxicated. I began to smell and taste something like I had never experienced before. My body became covered with goosebumps and I felt as if I was standing in a room with Jesus. The next thing I knew, I was going up and all I could see was blackness. Out of nowhere came these two big huge guys dressed in white robes. They both took me by an arm and I was taken into a choir room of angels. Thousands of angels filled the room as far as the eye could see. Some were dressed in white and some were dressed in soft colors : light purple, light pink, light orange, yellows, etc. They were singing Praise and Worship songs in hundreds of languages all at once blended perfectly together. The words that they sang and the music that they played could be felt, touched, smelled, and tasted. It fed me, purified me, nourished me, and healed me. I then felt as if something was placed within me that would give me a boost that would never go away. All of a sudden, I was back within the confines of my body and I began to laugh uncontrollably. Without knowing, I had been hurt by some of the things that I had to endure in my life and now I was laughing them away. The events that day gave me proof that the Bible was Truth and caused me to know beyond knowing that Heaven is. I had seen and been there.
The life of a prophet may seem strange and difficult but the benefits outweigh the cost. Some of the costs have been unneeded popularity, untrue friends, a common lifestyle, a normal job, and a responsibility to stand up for what is right. Because of my uncommon lifestyle, I tend to live a life full of purpose because I don't get distracted like most people do. Through my ministry, I see lives changed, saved, healed, encouraged, and grow. If anything, those experiences caused me to appreciate my relationship with God even more. According to Romans 8 : 28, "All things work together for good to them that love God." If I had to experience all those things to be used of God in this manner then I'm glad.
- Jeremy Brown 1998
Since 1998, my eyes have been healed. I was at a Rodney Howard Browne service when it happened. I laughed for 3 or more hours. I've also been ministering in deliverance. Deliverance in terms of helping people who have been victims of Satanic Ritual abuse and more. When these types of events and similar ones occur in people's lives, persons become demonized. Yes. Demons actually gain access to individuals through various means. Demons are those angels that followed Lucifer in the rebellion against God in Heaven. They have personalities and are driven to please Lucifer(Satan) in a revenge campaign. He attacks humankind in various manners because He knows that humankind is God's prized creation.
There are 7 ministers that I am accountable to. My internet ministry endeavors are accountable to my pastors as well as Dave Wade of California. I returned to college to complete my degree after a 2 year break. I also help at the Got Jesus community at MSN.
In 2002 or 2003, I began attending Unchained Ministries.
In 2004, I began substitute teaching for two school systems.
In 2005, I decided that I would really like to teach highschool science.
In 2006, I began leading praise and worship for Christian Life Fellowship.
I am presently attending a univeristy to obtain a Physics Teaching degree with a minor in math teaching.
That's enough about me. Let's talk about Jesus...
|Leader by Jeremy Brown|