“Auditioning for The Dance of The Double Camp”

All the ends of the of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.” Psalm 22:7

We are very aware that we are now witnessing the promised outpouring that had been stirring for quite some time, and actually began with the disciples, but had been promised on a massive scale in the final days before the return of Jesus Christ to take His rightful position as King over Earth.

We should also be aware of the reconciliation of all people into the Body of Christ, a unity that we don’t quite have yet.

Oh, but we will, there is a reason so many scriptures point out a crucial truth, but this is my favorite:

Revelation 7:9: “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.”

So we know that God has designed and purposed that all nations will come to Him and all people will know Him.

Now that is not to say that there will not be people who refuse to repent, it simply means that His glory will be known the earth over before that great and fateful day when all will be accomplished and those of earth will no longer be offered the hope of repentance and escape.

But I want to show you what I believe will be the greatest completion of this outpouring and reconciliation of the true body, one to another as we continue in these marvellous days.

The animosity between Jews and Christians has been well known and equally as sad and disturbing, and it still breaks my heart to really comes to terms with the fact that Martin Luther risked everything and lost much as he stood for the truth of the faith of Jesus Christ and yet was said to have been anti-semitic.

Without Judaism, Christianity would not exist.

John 1:11: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”

This did not ever mean that God just threw away His chosen. No, never, but it allowed for the adoption of all others, regardless of nationality.

And as people say that some Jews have animosity towards Christians, I can completely understand that, Who would dare go against Jehovah God? They are staying true to their beliefs, that does not meant that they are wrong.

We are al of the same God, the same family, but different family interactions, and we are told to not ever think that we are above them, and admonished as to what right do we even have to question how He chooses to accomplish this.

God will reconcile all in His time.

Romans 11:” I say then, Hast God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot (Do) ye not know what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

And if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should see not, and ears that they should not hear) unto this day.

And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompense unto them:

Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.

I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

Now if the fall of them be the riches of this world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.

If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are of my flesh, and might save some of them.

For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead.

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert (were) grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root bearest thee.

Thou will say then, The branches were broken off, that might be grafted in.

Well; because of their unbelief they were broken off, and thou standeth by faith. Be not highminded, but fear;

For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also not spare thee.

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness:  otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. 

For if thou wert (were) cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

And so ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED: as is is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn ungodliness away from Jacob:

For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

As concerning the gospel, they are for your sakes: but as touching the election,  they are beloved for the fathers’ sake.

For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief.

Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out!

For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

Or who hath first given to him, an dit shall be recompensed unto him again?

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things; to whom be the glory for ever. Amen.”

I know that was a lot of scripture and I had used it in a post past, but it needed for cohesion, because you can’t dig one thought without the other and the scripture backs it up.

Before we go on, really study those verses. We,the Christians were wild and we are just like that wild olive tree and in God’s goodness, he grafted us into what He had already established, we in no way deserved it, or earned it, or had any right to it, it was mercy and grace.

And as Jesus was rejected, the blindness came to His chosen people so that they will not see the truth of who He is until His appointed time.

And as the fullness we have been given, as we have been given Christ and fullness of life, we are asked how much more fullness will come once the blinders are off His chosen people and we are one.

You could think of this as Messianic Jews, but not quite, I love them, but I like many, can not be a Messianic Jew, for a very good reason, I am not Jewish and to temporarily leave Christianity, convert to Judaism and then come back to Christianity would make absolutely no sense and why would God want that?

We also have Christian churches who are finally understanding that it really is important to follow feasts and Holy days as God commanded the Hebrews.

Not because we are required to, but because it honors God, and now we have many churches that don’t have service on Christmas because it is Christmas and people have dinners and such.,

Not that December 25th is technically among the days that God set aside for us, but it is the day we set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ, we can’t seem to honor that.

True Christianity is all about honoring the Holiness of the Lord.

Christians  have many more things we need to learn from  our Jewish family and there are things that we, as adopted chidden from the world, can bring to the family table, such as the truth and wonder and simplicity of a relationship with Jesus Christ.

And now we dance.

Years ago, when I had mustered all my courage and first voiced what I felt like I was being impressed to concerning how the outpouring would come which was through praise and prayer, I was met with such a spiritual striping by the person of the pastroal authority when they responded with such an angry reprimand that they just did not see that, but with many more words and attitude. For me it was so demeaning and harsh that it was viewed as an absolutely ridiculous notion, and yet that is exactly what is happening.

All awakenings start with people praying and seeking God in humility and truth and praising from their hearts, they do not come by “special” preachers going it alone or following anything other than the personal desire for the Lord.

It can not be manipulated, it can not be forced, it has to be real and it only comes from Him and that is the only way we receive is from Him, He alone grants it, He grants it when individuals humble themselves to seek His face.

I told that story to say this, I was really hurt by that and made to feel so foolish that I would even dare to think I “knew anything”, It was one of those “Who do you even think you are?” moments that are sometimes inflicted upon us that I had even questioned if I had misunderstood what i felt had been revealed to me and it took a long time to recover from that and a long time to recover courage to proclaim the thoughts that I believe God puts in my heart.

So I am again, at one of those moments.

One of the first messages I had ever preached was on these very verses, and as it was fifteen years ago and i was very new, I really think I may have jumped the gun on the timing, as I was met with strange stares, as if I were truly weird and maybe from another galaxy :).

But now we will look at them in relation to our verses from Romans.

We are looking at the bride in Solomon, which special attention given to the last verse.

Now we dance.

Song of Solomon 6:1-13: “Whiter (Where) is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women?

My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Turn thine eyes away from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one of barren among them.

As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

My dove, my undefiled, is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

Return, return, O Shulamite, return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.”

Before we answer the question asked of us concerning what we see in the Shulamite, I want to address the identity of her mother, so please dig one more verse.

Galatians 1:6: ” But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

What we are seeing in this is what will take place as the Jewish family and the Christian family all come together under the knowledge of Christ.

The beloved has came to visit, to feed his flock with goodness and wonder, the branches and the vines bearing spiritual fruit and growing in His love and grace, the pomegranates, the blessings flowing from the garden.

The bride is the only daughter of her mother Jerusalem, as the church was founded upon Jehovah God the Father, and Jesus Christ , the Son.

She is fair and beautiful washed in repentance, humility, adoration, and praise to her beloved Christ, whose presence is so strong about her that she is left awe stricken to the point that she can not even lift her eyes to him because of HIs majesty, beauty, forgiveness, gentleness, and grace, completely overtaken by the sheer glory of Who He is.

The daughters acknowledging her, and in a swift moment of clarity, she is asked to return, return for the dance to end all dances,

The companies of two armies, literally translates to the dance of the double camp .

God’s chosen, the good olive tree and the grafted in wild olive, the queens and daughters, and the bride, but all coming together, even though separate but acknowledging that they serve the same King, the fulness that was promised will be an outpouring and rejoicing will be unlike anything ever as yet to be seen!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2023 /Rev. N. Brown Johnson












“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all were in one accord in one place.

And suddenly  there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave the utterance.

Now when this was noised abroad (told), the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans?

And how hear we every man in our own tongue (language), wherein we were born?

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia.

Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews, and proselytes.

Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

Others mocking said, These men are filled with new wine,

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words.

For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel.” Act 2: 1-16

I am sure everyone has seen reports of the great revival that is manifesting as all the woes. and troubles,  and terrors are bringing the birth pains of this world to an excruciating deliverance.

We have been seeing for years now those events which Jesus told us were the beginning of the sorrows, and as the world is in that spiritual labor with pain and suffering on all sides, but the beauty to be revealed will far outweigh the pain

So many of us have lived for this very moment in time, the fulfillment of all that Jesus promised and the fulfillment of those promises.

And all this will go hand in hand, as the troubles increase so will the number of salvations.

But, as the old saying goes, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” I know I had included this in a post once but I can’t remember which one, I have almost six hundred on here, so I am clueless what I titled it,as I do get funky with those sometimes:)

I used the passage above to correlate with this, I know I have used it before but it had to be again, I wanted to share this.

I want to share what I believe is coming with this, I believe we are in the realm of what we have been waiting for, and many that believed that also, and have went on home now, but like those of Hebrews chapter eleven, they died still believing this would one day come.

And it has been stirring, I had an absolute divine revelation of such, May 19,2012, I had an appointment to preach and those of us there were worshipping and the Spirit fell in an incredible way,  now this was a Spirit filled church, there were two, one of which was my late sister, who had the awesome gift along with tongues that allowed them to sing in tongues, which is a sound unlike anything you could ever imagine,we had a wonderful pastor, who has also went on now, but God blessed our services, but this particular night was profound.

As we worshipped the Spirit just came and every person’s gift manifested, and this was simultaneously, the entire group with different manifestations of the Spirit, and I heard  crystal clear a portion of that verse above.

And when I got home, I went to Book of Joel, but I had to go to the Book of Acts to find what was spoken to me, it referenced Joel, but it was stated in Acts.

I was so amazed by what I had saw and what I had heard that I wrote down the date, I couldn’t even tell you now what my sermon was on that night, but I can tell you what really held the importance of that moment.

And I believe that is what we are going into, as the harvest is coming in, we will see manifestations of the gifts and miracles unlike anything this world has ever seen or will ever see again.

The simplistic truth of miracles is this, they are for those who do not believe, they are to show onlookers that what has transpired has no human explanation and are of the supernatural realm, that is why the disciple prayed  for the signs and wonders to follow them and as Jesus told us they do follow those who believe.

I don’t want to get into that too much, but it’s been quite clear why  we hadn’t seen those things as we should in the American churches

There has been some much animosity in ministry at least from my prospective  there is so much one-upmanship, and “Anything you can do I can do better” attitudes that go on behind the scenes that it’s no shock the false doctrines have taken such a hold, but that’s all over now, because we are in the days that there will be that separation and the works will be done through those who are now being prepared while those who couldn’t get past a false sense of competition will be in for a sad realization, think of that as when Moses realized his disobedience prevented him from entering the promised land.

The fire now is for them who are falling at the feet of Jesus, with true humility and repentance, desiring only His forgivenessmercy, and grace.

When we truly have Christ, it is no longer about us, or even this world, it is about bringing all we can to Him, for His glory and for the Kingdom, and to see souls who were tormented made free, and the greatest goal, to witness his Kingdom come to this earth and Him take His rightful place as King

To sum it all up, hold on to your hats, as the saying goes, the crazy is just going to get crazier, the woes are going to grow dreading more woeful, but as the manifested glory falls, it will be unparalleled in wonder.

Joel 2:1-31: “Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is at hand;

A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even the years of many generations.

A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withhold their shining.

And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Who knoweth is he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him: even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chambers, and the bride out of her closet.

Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine inheritance to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?

Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine,a nd oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen.

But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savor shall come up, because he hath done great things.

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

And I will restore to you the years the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD you God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.

And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

All winding up, all coming together, and as always if you have not received the salvation of the Lord as yet, do not hesitate and if you desire more of him, pray and seek His face and you will never be the same!

Blessing and Peace till next time!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2023/ Rev. N. Brown Johnson




“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15

Oh, where would one start? Well, maybe the title, as always, I want to pay homage to my favorite holiday.

I love Christmas and Easter, but Valentines Day celebrates so much more than the world even understands, if they did understand, they would try to pervert and destroy the truth of it just as they have tried to pervert and destroy the things of God already.

What could be a more befitting time to discuss just such things than the day set aside to celebrate one who was martyred because he believed in Godly marriage and continued to perform marriage ceremonies, even once it became illegal.

He believed the truth of the commands of God enough to go against the evil and incredibly wicked laws of that day and continue in his duty to the true laws of God and in doing so, gave his life.

Refusing to compromise the truth he was beheaded, and what we are truly celebrating is his life and his death and the truth of the love of God and God’s truth concerning romantic love and the truth, even now, whether the world likes it or not, couples are to be married and that marriage is to be one male and one female.

God does not make mistakes, he does not create humans in the wrong body, we are the gender that he chose and on that note…

Who do we want to be in these last days? 

Are we going to smile and nod and declare to each his own, as God’s Holy Word is analyzed, securitized, and twisted to appease absolutely demonic forces that are ruling society today or are we going to stand for the truth of the one who stood for us?

I have several current events that I want to get to, so this may become a series of such, you know, like the pagan statue celebrating the slaughter of millions of babies.

Yeah, that proves just how far humans have fallen, when they are so arrogant that abortion is now something to be proud of.

And the reference of being fierce, they may think that but when judgment from God comes, they will understand the true meaning of the word.

Celebrities openly celebrating evil and luring an entire generation along for the ride.

Parents more concerned with being socially chic and politicly correct than being actual parents, anything and everything goes, and it is a stench in the nostrils of God.

People praised as “christian” when they are not even saved, celebrities touted for their “belief” in Jesus, while spewing off their beliefs on how “accepting” he is and that there is no sin.

They do not keep his word nor do they even know him, they worship the imagination of their own mind and they will not save themselves from eternal damnation.

It has all become so diluted now that one would seriously have to ask probing questions to know if someone is a true follower of Christ or a candy coat because we can no longer trust the Christian label that is being placed on the absolute ungodly.

It’s all coming down to gender, everything, everything is being changed to accommodate a far more sinister plan.

What’s inside is going to come to the surface sooner or later but that does not mean that is what was meant to be, people are giving themselves over to absolute insanity and demonic spirits in the name of social progress.

Humans are created in the image of God, Satan hates God, he hates humans, even though so many are following right along after him, he wants to twist and pervert, distort and destroy everything God designed a human to be and the attributes he created individually for each person.

So now we have the pronouns, everyone offended over the pronouns, laws threatened to be put in place and people fired for refusing to use another’s preferred pronouns.

Which gets us to the point of this post, as if so many American churches hadn’t became nothing more than a country club, doing backbends catering to sin in the name of the dollar.

So now we get to the news that the church of England is seriously considering changing the pronouns of God, now that is defying all logic right there.

These people could not possibly even believe in the existence of God and suggest doing such things.

God had the Bible written exactly as He wanted it, here’s your proof.

“ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16

Notice, all the reasons it is given are the reasons they wish to change,

If they were truly of Christ, this would be in their hearts, not in their heads wishing to pervert it.

“Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, But with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. 2 Corinthians 3:3

God knew well in advance the corruption of men and the plan of satan to work through them, and that part of that would be the attempt to change his word, so the penalties for those actions are written at the end of the book.

Revelation 22:18,19:” For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

Maybe they are or were priests, preachers, whatever at one time but once they touch his word and defile it, these judgments will be a done deal.

That will apply to anyone who gave permission or collaborated in any way.

No one will be excused by the just following orders plea either, because this verse nullifies that and reminds us that we are held accountable to God not for the actions of others, but for our own actions.

Acts 5:9: “Then Peter and the other men answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

So, if the entire world is on board for changing everyone’s sexes, pronouns, and even so brazen to think they’ll actually change God’s.

You may be wondering why is going on with all of this, why is He, She, them, They, It, Whatever suddenly so important.

The answer lies with the story of legion and the fact that angels are created neither male nor female, humans only have an assigned gender.

If the angels are not male or female, why would the fallen ones be an exception to this rule?

Think about serval aspects of the account of Jesus healing the man possessed by legion.

“And they came over to the other side of the sea, into a country of the Gadarenes.

And when he (Jesus) was come out of the ship, immediately, there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.

Who had his dwelling among the tombs, and no man could bind him, no not with fetters.

Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder (pulled in two) by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

But we he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him,

And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

For he (Jesus) said unto him, Come out of the man thou unclean spirit.

And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion, for we are many.

And he besought him that he would not send them away out of the country.

Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

And the devils him, saying Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea (they were about two thousand) and we choked in the sea.

And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what was it was that was done.

And they come to Jesus, and he him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.” Mark 5:1-15

Now picture that and notice the italicized pronouns. He appeared as one person, but when asked for a name, the demons answered and notice they referred to themselves as we and us, but once the man was delivered, he is again referred to as him.

I often use parathesis to give clarity, but when it is written that there were two thousand of the swine that fled, that is as written in the Bible, so that tells us just how many were afflicting this man.

I have used this story before and pointed this out, but I also want you to note that he had been cutting himself with stone, our society tagged this action as “self-harm”, but it is clear it is brought about by demonic influence.

The devil wants to destroy what God has created and people do not necessarily have to be possessed for satan to influence their thoughts for harm.

The mental health crisis among children and teens today are a direct result of the ungodly influences they are bombarding with through society, social media, and those who force them to decisions that they are much too young to even consider.

“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble.”  James 2:19

They aren’t trying to tell the world his doesn’t exist, they are attempting to manipulate minds and lead them into the same damnation they face.

Please guard your heart, your mind, and your soul against these false teachers.

And if you are struggling with what God clearly condemns as sin, and there are many sins, repent, and change the course of your eternal destination.

But don’t let anyone convince you that God has somehow changed his mind concerning all that was written for our good in his holy word, He never changes, neither does his word.

Finally, as Peter proclaimed on the day of Pentecost, “Save yourselves from this untoward (perverse) generation.”

Stay on watch against those ravening wolves, they are out in full force and have a wonderful Saint Valentines Day!

NBJ 2023/ Rev N. Brown Johnson

Angels, Roses, & True Love Part 4 “Truest Love of All”

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you; continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Ye have not chosen me but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

These things I command you, that ye love one another. 

If the world hate you ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world,but I have CHOSEN you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”  John 15:9-18   

Love is the most misunderstood word in existence, and love in its truest sense is often left undiscovered.

When Jesus gave us these words, which he went on in verse twenty to remind us to, “REMEMBER the word that I have said unto you…” as He went on to warn them that we can never expect to be treated any differently than he was.

We are truly judged by the company we keep and often once you started keeping company, as our old Southern sayings go, with Jesus, you will find out pretty fast who your real friends are, which in most cases, will then mean were. 

So often all of us at one time or another have been hit with the old routine of “If you really loved me…” and you know that is the biggest trap the enemy has ever set.

People who really love you will NEVER play that game, they will NEVER use the love that they know you have for them as a tool against you, to manipulate and control you or to coerce you into to bending to their will and never caring at all about you or your feelings.

So that my friends is the state of the world, and just as Jesus said, the world, referring to those people, people who do not honor God or his teachings and sure do not want you to honor him, they will hate you. 

Being human will all need to feel love and we need acceptance and the enemy plays on those needs because he knows where our greatest weakness lies.

That it why it is imperative to cultivate a relationship with Jesus and of course if you have never accepted salvation, that is where you must start.

Think about that, just as he told us, there is NO GREATER LOVE, the love of God, the one who created you, just as He told the Prophet Jeremiah… “BEFORE, I formed thee in the belly  I knew thee”…  and he knew you, me, and every other person who was or ever will be created.

And His lovemercy, and grace will never fail.

He gives this freely, openly, honestly, no strings attached, no deals to be made.

He just gives all that He is and He gives from the moment He brings you into this world through all the ups, downs, of life until your golden years.

He gives us that hope, that choice, and that offer to open that door as He beckons for you to open your heart and as He also promises that even as time fades from us that He is there.

Isaiah 46:4: “And even to your old age I am he and even to your hoar hairs (gray hairs) will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

Now those are the words of God Himself promising us that even to the end of everything, He will carry us, deliver us, and as He also promised in scripture elsewhere, He will never leave us or forsake us.

THAT is Love.   

So, you see no matter where you are, where you have been, none of it matters.

God wants you right where you are, and maybe the enemy has lied to you, convincing you that God has already called too many times, or you have went too far or that your family, relationships, or circumstance disqualifies you from ever being able to serve God, again one of the biggest lies of all.

Jesus loves you and He died on the cross to save you, and it is  never too late until you take your last breath.

He will save you, all you have to do is ask him into your heart, because He will not just force you  accept him,  or force you to accept the greatest gift of all, His love the only true love, and a love that will never fail.

And as I leave you, I want to leave you with this question, Why spend life never knowing what you cannot know until you have accepted it?

I know that was a tongue twister, meaning this, never dismiss the thought of the existence of God or the relationship that is waiting for you, a relationship of peace and love, and truly knowing God, until you have at least sought Him.

Before I was saved I did not understand that either.

I always thought of God as just out in Heaven, we could pray to him and I believed in Him but never understood what it meant to know His presence, and no one can know that or understand that until they are saved.

This is how it works… you believe, you ask and then you know.

He is not in the business of proving Himself to us before we believe, we believe and then He reveals Himself to us. that is the part the world that he referred to is missing, and they do hate him or rather the belief in Him, because their hearts are so darkened and their minds so blinded that they do not believe in anything, they live in the moment, never believing that there is more.

Falsely thinking that this world, this life is all that there is, and as the Bible teaches us, if we only had hope in this life, and our only confidence was in the things of this world we would be miserable.

He proved how much He loves us, enough to die for us, and there is no greater nor will there ever be a greater love than that of Jesus Christ.

Thanks for reading, sorry that I was running so late with this series that was supposed to be for Valentine’s Day, but God knows everything and His timing is perfect so I hope in some way this will bless you TODAY!

Φλογιζω NBJ 2020/ Rev. Nina Brown Johnson REVISTED 02/16/2022 & 02/12/2023 

Series posts: Angels, Roses, & True Love/ Intro

Angels, Roses, & True Love : Part 2 “Angels”

Angels,Roses,& True Love/ part 3 “A rose by only one name”


Picture it, you are walking down the street and you witness an elderly man with a cane lose his balance and fall to the ground, the man next to him, whom you fully expect to gently help him back on his feet instead starts cursing him, kicking him the ribs demanding that he get up, yelling the entire time to as the elderly man who is now crying, trying to raise himself up under the sharp kicks, the young man’s angry voice bellows through the night, “YOU are such an embarrassment! YOU can’t even walk right!”

He goes on to tell the elderly man that he is nothing but a burden and asking him why he doesn’t just die, the elderly man shaking and crying manages to get up and regain his step and obediently replies “I’m sorry, Son.”
Picture the things we as human never see, picture the horrors that go on behind closed doors and in nursing homes, and mental health institutions, all the unthinkable abuse and all the soul destructive words that are spoken.
Picture all at once, all of the dreadful news stories that have haunted your thoughts and now think about just how many you have never heard because they have never been told because as of yet no one knows.
Just how mad does it make you? 
How bad does it hurt YOUR soul? 
What would you do if you were able to stop this and so much more?
Could you turn your eyes from the mothers who are crying because they are watching their children literally starve to death?
Could you turn your eyes from those imprisoned and those sold into slavery for the sick perversion of some and the greed of many?
Could you turn your eyes from those who were crying out for justice for the atrocities they experience everyday as life?
Knowing in yourself the anger, hurt, and bewilderment you as a human feel when faced with these issues.
How do you think HE FEELS?
We determined that HE IS gentle, mild, beautiful, Holy, and merciful to the point of dying to save mankind.
Remember HE sees what you can’t, and HE sees the ENTIRE WORLD, but HE ALSO HEARS the cries of them all!

Psalm 34:15: The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and HIS EARS ARE OPEN UNTO THEIR CRY.”

Since the dawn of time people have asked the question of how can He destroy the world?
How can He bring judgment and wrath and an absolute annihilation of what is now the world as we know it?
Well, let me ask you, how can He not?
The only reason He hasn’t is out of mercy, to give the lost a little more time.

2 PETER 3:9,10:” The Lord is is not slack concerning his promise (to return and judge the earth) as some men count slackness;
BUT the day of the Lord WILL come as a thief in the night: IN which the heavens shall PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH FERVENT HEAT, the EARTH also and the works that are therein SHALL BE BURNED UP.”

People use every reason in the book to avoid salvation, but here is the reality, while they slow poke around, He is being patient in His return for their sake’s and in the meantime those who suffer are forgotten by those who are just self-willed and stout-hearted against him.

The day is soon coming that HIS MERCY will flood this earth IN DIVINE WRATH.
Because HE IS merciful, those who have accepted Him will be taken out-of-the-way.

Those who are left can accept Christ, refuse the mark of the beast and be beheaded, again one more chance out, because of mercy.

Saved or not, those in Babylon at the time of its destruction will be as the cut trees that fall where they are, as they are, no notice, no warning, what it is, is what it will be and no one knows that answer, but we do know through God’s word it will happen.

The money preachers and gurus are forever on their sowing in and finding favor kicks.
Show mercy in every possible area that you can because to make it we will need shown much mercy.
HOSEA 6:6:“FOR I DESIRED MERCY, and NOT SACRIFICE; and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

PSALM 89:14:  “JUSTICE and JUDGMENT ARE the habitation (FOUNDATION)

PSALM 18:25-28,30: “With the MERCIFUL thou wilt shew thyself MERCIFUL; with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.
For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will lighten my darkness.
As for God, HIS WAY IS PERFECT: the WORD of the Lord is tried (proven):


So, you see IT IS His love that will rescue them, save them, and above all forever deliver them from evil.
Don’t ask why he doesn’t just change the evil people; HE gives everyone that choice.
HE only offers freewill, either do good or choose to do evil, THEY have chosen evil over good.

ISAIAH 40: 10,11:BEHOLD, the Lord God WILL COME
with strong hand (strength), and his arm shall rule for him: BEHOLD, his reward IS WITH HIM, AND HIS WORK IS BEFORE HIM.

PSALM 72:4-9,11-14: He shall judge (BRING JUSTICE ON THEIR BEHALF) the poor of the people, HE SHALL SAVE THE CHILDREN of the needy, and BREAK INTO PIECES THE OPPRESSOR (utterly destroy the ones who have hurt them).
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
HE SHALL COME down like rain upon the mown grass; as shower that water the earth.
In HIS days shall the righteous flourish; and the abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
HE SHALL have dominion also from sea to sea, and from river to river unto the ends of the earth.
They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; AND HIS ENEMIES SHALL LICK THE DUST.
His perfect, righteous judgment and justice, SAVING those who need it and ending forever what we on earth can’t, the reason for the bodies from one end of earth to the other…they have shown NO mercy.

Sorry this font is huge, something went wrong there 🙂 The caps are NOT shouting it just emphasizes the points I want to make.

Φλογιζω / All Rights Reserved/ NBJ 2015 / original post 10/06/2015/ Revisited 2021 & 02/10/2022

Rev. Nina Brown Johnson *Repost 02/10/2023




Love… sweet love

1 Corinthians 13: “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become a sounding brass, or a tinkling (clanging) cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vauneth not (does not brag on)  itself, is not puffed up (arrogant).

Doth not behave itself unseemly (rudely), seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil (keeps no record of wrong);

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 

Charity (love) never faileth; but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail (cease) whether there be tongues they shall cease; whether there shall be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophecy in part.

But when that which is perfect (complete) is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

When I was as a child, I spake as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see through a glass (mirror) darkly (dimly); but then face to face; now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. 

And now abideth (remains) faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love).”  

LOVE CONQUERS ALL  Jesus taught us this.

John 15:10-13: As the Father hath loved me, so have I have loved youcontinue (abide) in my love.

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Jesus desires us to grow into that same level of love that He has, of course, being human that is a pretty tough assignment.

But when you really look at all Jesus went through and all that He dealt with, it really isn’t that much different, that is why he is our High Priest, who can understand and sympathize with what it is like to reach out and reach out to someone only to be cursed and rejected by them.

They laughed him to scorn when he announced that Jarius daughter wasn’t dead but only asleep.

When freeing people from the demons who were controlling them, he was accused of using the power of satan to cast out satan.

When he healed on the sabbath, he was accused of breaking Mosaic law. His healing of the man whom had been blind from birth so enraged those of the temple that they put not only the man but even his parents through an inquisition under the threat of excommunication, A interesting way to rejoice with one who had just receiveth sight!

His own people rejected him because they knew his family and had watched him grow up and refused to believe that “that the boy next door” could possibly be the Messiah. The more kindness he showed them, the more most wanted to kill him.

Just as he said, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin (relatives) , and in his own house. 

And we know that even at his arrest, in the face of those who hated him, and would beat him, torture him, spit in his face, and eventually crucify him, he still displayed perfect love.

Matthew chapter twenty-six tells that Peter, thinking that he was defending Jesus against arrest, cut the ear of a solider and Jesus restored the mans ear, and Jesus said this in verse fifty-three: “Thinketh thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me (provide me with) more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scripture be fulfilled, that thus it must be?  

EVERYTHING had to happen exactly as it had been prophesied. Luke 24:44: “And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that ALL things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.”

Jesus could have aborted the mission, he could have called down over seventy two thousand angels and he could have destroyed this entire planet and he could have left ALL of mankind  never to be reconciled back to God and eternally lost and separated from the very one who created them.

But he didn’t and he didn’t because Jesus IS perfect love and he loved us enough to hold our souls in higher value than his life.

And that love comes just what Paul was describing to the Corinthians.

When we are not yet matured in Christ or when we are yet in the world, we react with what is considered a “normal” reaction. 

A response kinda like,” If you hate me, I’ll hate you, you strike me and I’ll strike you harder” and think of some of our worldly “advice”, such as the quote, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Everything we are taught by this world is contrary and backward to the word of God.

So we must mature in love, we all start out with Christ the same way,.

We all are on “the milk” of the word and are gradually graduated to that “solid meat” and that “food” does get pretty hard to chew sometimes, but we must grow in Christ.

And as Paul stated it, when he matured in Christ, he put away those reactions and that enabled him to do the will and work of God in the face of those who hated him.

We have to mature into that love so that we can be the lights he called us to be. Because his word has to be fulfilled and this is what he said concerning that.

Matthew 6:43-48: ” Ye have heard that it hath been said, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR, AND HATE THINE ENEMY.

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for  them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;

That ye may be called the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh the sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the the just and the unjust

For it ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans (tax collectors) the same?

And if ye salute (greet) your brethren only, what do ye more than the others? do not even the publicans so?

Be ye therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven IS PERFECT.”

Keep your mind on PERFECT for a bit. And REMEMBER this reference to PERFECT MEANS COMPLETE.

I do want to point out that I do NOT think that Jesus meant for us to live in the same house with batterer and those who physically hurt us because again, he TOOK those stripes and being beat beyond recognition for us, so we would NOT suffer that.

Pray for those people WHEN your heart is healed enough to allow for that but don’t let anyone twist this scripture on you, to make you think God wants you to stay in abusive situations.

I tell ya, I have struggled so much in this area, even as recently as the passing of my mother, I had so much static to work through and  I think once we understand why and just trust God we have won at least half the battle.

But I think the best advice I ever received was from my husband, I had been hurt so bad by someone and it was just so illogical and never was I given any kind of reasoning, even to this day. I was so devastated, I could not figure out what I had done to make them just absolutely reject me, really to the point of shunning that I may as well have not ever existed to them and it damaged my ministry and honestly it damaged what little self-confidence I had at the time to the point of almost shutting me completely down, and I look back now and I can see just how much that my reaction to that cost and how much it still costs.

But my husband told me that had that “testing” came through anyone else it would not have been effective, if a random stranger is cruel to us we can blow it off, still hurts but not like someone whose opinion matters can hurt us, BUT that is how we grow, we grow through forgiveness and we grow through depending on the love Jesus has for us being greater than the need we have for the approval of any person, and being made painfully aware that you do NOT have that approval makes the lesson of dependency on God’s approval that much easier to learn, didn’t say not a painful, but definitely easier.

And that is what Jesus was teaching us with his words, followed by his reaction to those others would have hated.

Now WHY do we need that?

We need that to effectively touch others for Christ and sometimes the grouchiest, meanest, orneriest of the bunch could be the very God has sent you to.

Remember the story from Acts 9:10-20 concerning the conversion of Saul to Paul, Ananias actually had to have a little extra assurance from God before he would go pray for Paul, because he wasn’t quite sure he wanted to tangle with who Paul had been until God convinced him that who Paul had been was gone and that now Paul was in the process of becoming a chosen vessel. 

Love has to be shown and taught, and Jesus required it of us to show others what he is about, what his kingdom is about.

People are often hateful and contrary because they have bitterness, for whatever reason, and eventually it just takes over and it can happen to anyone.

Galatians 6:1,2: “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also been tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so FULFIL the law of Christ.

We have to have that meekness, that humility of love to effectively help another as we would want someone to help us.

1 Peter 4:8: “And ABOVE ALL things have fervent  charity (love) among yourselves; for CHARITY (love) COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS.”   

And that love is not the earthly love, that is the love that only comes from a relationship with Jesus and the love that he loves us with and that he commanded us to love others with, even those who make it extremely hard, because they have been hurt, wounded, and are AFRAID of letting anyone or anything in, especially God because often people become convinced that God could not possibly love them or that their sins are unforgivable, or they feel that god has abandoned them and this is why we are commanded to RESTORE, bring them back to the sheepfold, remind them of that love, and shine that light.

Because if something can be RESTORED that means it is ALREADY there and had been active at one time.

REMEMBER perfect, the PERFECT love, the complete love Jesus spoke of, and that Paul told us would change everything when it became active?

And this the power of that love. 1 John 4:18:”…but perfect (complete) love casteth out fear

Perfect love, the complete love that only comes to us and through us for God himself, restores, heals, delivers, makes all things new, conquers all, can not and will not ever fail.

Have a wonderful evening! God bless you till next time.

φλογιζω Σαλπιζω NBJ 2018  REVISTED FOR THE SEASON  02/10/2021 Rev.Nina Brown Johnson Φλογιζω *REPOST 02/02/2023