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God is in Charge!! – James 1:6-8

December 8, 2009

James 1:6-8: But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;  he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Yesterday the Bible page I founded on Facebook experienced a massive co-ordinated attack with deeply offensive material posted on the wall, ranging from pornography, extreme blasphemy, personal attacks and threats of violence.  At one stage the attackers, in response to someone disagreeing with their warped view, posted the persons home address on the wall, in an act of extreme intimidation.  And then they began a personal attack on me.  They started posting offensive material on my personal page, and began a smear campaign, claiming I was a convicted rapist.

Apparently a man by the name of Mark Brown in the US was convicted of rape back in 2008, and they were suggesting that I was the same Mark Brown.  It was a flimsy ploy as none of the basic details lined up!  A quick piece of investigation would reveal that I have never lived in the US, and I have never been a school principal.  It was a clear attempt to undermine and discredit myself and plant seeds of uncertainty within the Bible page community.

My initial reaction was to start deleting and reporting to Facebook, and then I enlisted help with a number of others tasked to do the same.  And as I realised the scale of the attack, I closed the wall down, stopping all posts.

I was quite disturbed by this experience, and it showed as one of my staff later in the day came up to me brandishing a gift to comfort me, saying that I seemed ‘flat’.  In the James reading I read that I need faith to have wisdom: to be a doer of the Word, not just a reader. And faith is a firm conviction, an assurance in God and Christ.  It is knowing that God is in charge, even when things are very stressful and disturbing.  The opposite of faith is doubting, which James says is like being tossed around by the wind, like a wave in the sea.  The greek behind doubting is to be in dispute, to be separate.  So if faith is knowing that God is in charge, doubting is forgetting or ignoring this fact.  Faith is recognising that I am connected to God, doubting is being disconnected, separate from God.  As the attacks happened on the Bible page and my personal page, I realise two things:

I am connected with God, I have faith in God and everything is ok – God is in charge!

These people attacking my pages are not connected with God.  They will not receive anything from the Lord; they are double-minded, and unstable in all their ways.  But I want them to be connected, to have faith.  And for that reason I invite your prayers for them, and if they are reading this, I invite there contact and questions about being connected to God via my page below.

Yes God is in charge!!

God bless,

Rev Mark

http://www.facebook.com/MarkBrown.page

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144 Comments
  1. Andrea Kubsch permalink

    I do pray for them. A lost soul is well….sad. Everyone strikes out at something they don’t understand, don’t agree with, or in this case causes them to reflect on their own shortcomings. Our job as Christians is to forgive and pray for them. The Bible says these things will happen. Thank you so much for your page, I read it every time I open facebook.

    • bro be encouraged for matt:5 says- blessed are ye,when men shall revile you, and persecute you,and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely,for me sake. just remember if you were not doing something for God the devil would not attack you. we are standing with you.

  2. Beverly permalink

    GREAT encouragement for us all on how to turn it around!

  3. Judy permalink

    Sorry that you are going through this….

  4. Keep the faith, Brother. You have prayer warriors around the world lifting you and your ministry up before the Lord.
    The verses just before (James 1:2,3) says to count it all joy when you are being tried. Your faith is being stretched, but the enemy will not see the results he desired – this trial will only make you stronger and the Word will continue to go out to all the world.
    Praise God and blessings to you my brother in Jesus Christ.

  5. I don’t know that I could keep as cool as you did. But things like this remind me we live in a fallen world and Satin is still using every trick and lie he can. Hard for me to pray for the perpetrator(s), all the more I know I must. When the Lord crushes Satin as we know He does, miracles happen. Reminds me of Saul of Tarsus. It is the sin and the source of sin I must hate, and love the sinner. (man that is hard sometimes).

  6. Don permalink

    “and if they are reading this, I invite there contact and questions about being connected to God via my page below.”

    Does God believe in the correct use of “their”?

  7. Susan Hall permalink

    Dear Rev. Brown
    Thank you for your dedicated work to the Lord and spreading his word like you do. Thank you for sharing this experience you are going through. You encourage me that truly difficult times can be endured with our Lord’s strength and love. I am inspired by the way you handled this situation. God bless,
    Susan

  8. Thank you for you! THE LORD knows you and that’s all that matters! Praise THE LORD! “I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). Much love!

  9. Jennie permalink

    God bless you for all that you do! And, God bless you for putting yourself and your personal wellbeing on the line for others.

  10. Leslie C. permalink

    I pray that the Lord will convict their hearts of such acts. Thank you Brother Mark for your work and please don’t get discouraged. Your efforts here are reaching far more than you probably realize.
    Leslie in the US

  11. J. Ashley Davis permalink

    Thank you for posting this and showing how a true christian should respond to attacks. I feel blessed to have read this post and thank you for having courage to react this way. You have shown the true gifts of the spirit Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. I pray that you will experience peace and will gain strength through this. May God Bless you and yours during this Christmas season. I feel God has blessed me today through you. Thanks I will pray for your continued strength and for other’s who did this also.

  12. Tracey permalink

    This is weird I was just looking at my Facebook page last night wondering if I had somehow deleted your Bible page from my feed. Then this email came explaining it all. Listen, Mr. Brown, do not let these “double-minded, unstable” people intimidate you from reaching your Bible page goal. Therefore, get back on the horse, get your Facebook page up, and start communicating the word of God to us right now!!
    Take care and God bless!!

    • I agree 100% with Tracy. Get back on the horse. Another friend I met on FB recently posted some heart ache about personal persecution she was suffering. The evil is out there and it’s everywhere because these are the last days and things like this are going to increase. People need strong pastors/teachers/leaders to “get back on that horse” for the rest of us.

    • Keep up the good work Mark. I agree with Tracey also. God Bless.

    • Dawn permalink

      Please take heart in knowing there are those of us who look forward to your postings. I just discovered this site because of your post. I feel blessed to participate. I have had similar experiences but that was before FaceBook, before Internet and before every family had computer access. It is difficult to bear but remember that God does not send us out into the storm without Him.

    • Alison permalink

      blessed are you when you are persecuted! rejoice and be exceeding glad for so they persecuted the prophets before you.
      Persecution happens because you are effectively working for the spreading of the kingdom. The devil and his minions do not like it. Keep up the good work and rejoice that this is happening!

  13. Nancy Griggs permalink

    Dear Mark,
    Your word inspires me and I am upset that you had to experience such evil.
    You are leading many people to find Christ and to understand the Scriptures and the evil one is attacking you because of this.
    Yours In Christ,
    Nancy Griggs

  14. John permalink

    We are with you all the way Mark! I do pray and will continue to pray for you every day! It’s horrible what they did but I’m sure this isn’t the last time they will try it. That said, I have no doubt God will provide a way. There is no doubt you are doing what you were called to do and God will work it out, he will!! You are sharing a wonderful message straight from your heart and you are doing something that very few out there are, you are listening to the holy spirit and KNOW IT!!! You are not taking the credit for it and I for one LOVE that, it is an AWESOME thing. There are so many people that don’t realize what God/Jesus has given each and every one of us and it is a POWERFUL thing!

    I truly feel God can and will turn what happened yesterday into something greater than you or any of us could imagine. I don’t know, maybe he won’t but I’ve seen God do that over and over…just when you think “why?” if you just have faith and beleive, he will show you…he will show all of us and you will tell us about it 🙂

    Keep that faith, I will pray for your paitence/ knowledge and that he will see fit to will show you.

    God Bless you Mark for what you do!

  15. Deborah permalink

    The LORD says that he has to honor faith. He cannot tell a lie. Therefore if you have positive faith he will honor it and he will do the same thing for negative faith. Faith is faith so people should use it wisely. Keep up the good job and GOD will bless you according to your deeds. May GOD bless you and MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  16. Nikki Arentsen permalink

    I can only pray encouragement for your vision, Mark. What you have started here is really big, and God IS Big. I wondered how you’d cope with all that was written over the weekend. I thank God for your maturity in leading us all to pray for those who definately need prayer. Bless you and your team.

  17. Mary Louise permalink

    Rev Mark don’t be discourage, these people attacking you proves you are doing GODs work, spreading his word. We who believe study his word to be approved. You are speaking and teaching his word which is truth. I thank GOD for you because your teaching is re-enforcing my understanding of his word and strengthening my faith in Our Father. Because of you I’m research and absorbing his word more into my daily living. I living his word through compassion and giving to my fellow man.

  18. Habakkuk permalink

    I am not a big football fan, but consider some of the hateful, venomous things people have been saying on-line and in the media about Tim Tebow of the Florida Gators. It’s only going to get worse as the time of the Lord’s return draws near.

  19. Cavin Wright permalink

    Keep at it Mark – great job you are doing!

  20. Dolores permalink

    I am sorry that these attacks caused you to have to shut down your page. (I recently became one of your “fans”.) Here is what I do know: God has never given any of us any more than we can bear and that the enemy’s job is to steal, kill and destroy. The enemy wants to keep you from doing God’s work by sending whatever distractions and using whomever he can. Just know that he has to have God’s permission to do anything, so God must already know that He was going to receive the glory from your work. Stay encouraged and have a wonderfully blessed day.

  21. Jaime permalink

    You know you must be doing God’s work if you are being attacked on that level. You should be proud that the devil has that much interest in you..you must be doing something right! 🙂 God bless you for your work!!!

  22. Shirley Slaughter permalink

    Mark, You are doing what is needed in this corrupt society. Keep up the good work. May God Bless You;

  23. Meagan permalink

    All it takes is faith the size of a mustard seed, I pray these people find this seed and plant it deep down within themselves!! It hurts to see someone purposefully disconnecting themselves from the best Farther ever! I hope they realize how much pain they are causing themselves, but Mark don’t let their sin discourage you, you are doing GOD’S will and it shows that the devil is now attacking you!! I pray you have the strength and wisdom to do what must be done, GOD bless you and all your facebook pages, they are spreading the word of GOD so fast! Love and Prayers – Meagan

  24. Sandra permalink

    Sorry that happened, but the enemy is out to kill, steal, and destroy!! But Jesus came to give us life!! Stay encouraged and keep pressing on!!

  25. james kish permalink

    YES god IS IN CHARGE!!OH I AM SO GLAD,CAUSE WE CAINT DO IT BY OUR selves..so blessing to you and your work…

  26. Ann Hite permalink

    You go Mark. James 1:2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come to you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
    (Message translation)

    You have many watching your response, especially those who did this horrible thing. If they really read your posts, they would know you live abroad because of the English spelling of words, such as: realise.

    What you are doing is so important. Keep it up. I’ve told my church about your work.

  27. Zanetta permalink

    Dear Brother Mark,
    As the Bible says to count it all joy when things like this happen, remember for whom you are suffering these attacks of Satan. Know the only reason you are under attack is because you are being obedient and are a threat to Satan’s cause. I know you understand this but I just wanted to agree in Christian fellowship!! You are in my prayers!! May God bless and rain down favor on you as never before!! Stand fast and unmoveable as He commands!!!
    The God we serve turns all kinds of mayhem into blessings for His glory. Now should be no different. I Praise Him for the peace He has already bestowed upon you in the midst of this attack! But even more I praise Him for how much He will use this attack for His glory and once again Satan’s attempts at distruction and death will have failed!!!!

  28. Naomi Jones permalink

    Hi Mark. I am slightly disturbed that such a degree of evil was put upon you and others, but for the most part… I am DELIIGHTED at how quickly you were able to turn it around!! That was The Holy Spirit in you taking care of Business!! Yeah!! I love it!! I plead the blood over you and all who were also affected negatively by this experience. We will have NO fear!! Praise God!! Thankyou for your example if Faith my Brother in Christ!! Amen!! NJ~

    We can say Hallelujiah in the face of evil because we know we are honoring the name of Jesus!!

  29. FresnoJoe permalink

    Dear Brother

    IT IS WAR!

    “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12

    So Soldier On

    “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
    And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:” Ephesians 6:16-17

    Singing, I Love You LORD

    “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;” Ephesians 5:19

    I Love You

    >>>>>()<<<<<

    Be Blessed Beloved Of The KING

    Love, Your Brother Joe

    Praying!

  30. Pam Mar permalink

    Stand strong brother, you know exactly why the enemy is attacking, because you are doing the work of the Lord. Do not be discouraged, be encouraged that you have been working well for THE kingdom. Don’t ever stop. I will keep you in my prayers!

  31. gGloria permalink

    thank so much Mark 4being part of my life may the almihghty Lord save you from these ignorant invaders they need our prayers for they don’t know what they are doing.God bless you

  32. Valarie permalink

    Mark,
    I read your page daily and and receive updates on my facebook page… I totally agree with you. You have to be connected to God to understand that Faith is all you need, and yes many people are fearful of such a conviction. I say stand firm and keep your suit of armor on.

    Ephesians 6:10&11 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God , so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”

    Stay firm and yes, I will continue to pray for those who are still search.

    Thanks be to God,
    Valarie

  33. Helene permalink

    I am surprised that people would go so far as to launch an attack on your websites. If they don’t believe in God, why even bother to go there in the first place? Before I found Christ, I would have simply ignored something like your website, but I wouldn’t have done anything to attack it because I simply didn’t care.

    The fact that they are so against it tells me that somewhere, deep inside, the message is REACHING them. I pray that they realize that they are being used by the evil one and that it is keeping them from connecting with their beloved Father, the only one who can ever make them feel whole and completely loved. I pray that they find a way to connect with others that is not filled with hatred, but loving, and that they feel loved in return.

  34. Seeking Him permalink

    I have just recently found your posts and subscribed. Your words are very encouraging to me and I am sorry you have had to endure all of this. Please keep up the great work for the kingdom, you are making a difference for the Lord!! Lord, I pray abundant blessings and double portions to his ministry!!!

  35. Hennie permalink

    I have also learnt that the Devil doesn’t bother with things that isn’t a threat to him. If you are on his side he will leave you alone and sometimes even make you prosper cause lets face it he is mighty and knows where our weaknessses lie. It is only when we move close to God and His will that the Devil gets worried and starts plotting his evil plans. We should therefore rejoice in these attacks as it PROVES that we are on the right track and that he feels threatened. If we don’t get any resistance it means he is happy with the way things are going. I thank God for your work. I have often read the filth and lies and rubbish on FB and thought maybe I should quit this evil thing but then I read about people not being afraid to proclaim their faith, I read daily messages from God like your page and others and I think why not use this for good? Why not use the technology that God inspired through man to fight the Devil. People (my dad did) for instrance often battle with the fact that it is said that ALL people will see Him return at the same time. How is it possible for all to see it at once? Who said God didn’t inspire technology for that exact reason that the world becomes smaller and we can all see God’s glory at once? Please don’t be threatened or put off. Keep on doing what your doing. You are reaching people all over the world like this sinfull but Christian hopefull in SA. God Bless you and your work. PS hope you actually get to read this and hear what I’m preaching to YOU for a change 🙂

  36. Pam permalink

    Mark,
    Do not let Satan and his minions that attacked you make you stop what you are doing. Those of us that believe in God, also believe in you. The narrow-minded people doing this will be punished by Him, and I pray that they will change their ways and ask Jesus Christ to be their personal savior. For He alone can save them from a fiery death.

    Keep up the good work, and have faith that our Loving Father in Heaven will take care of everything.

    Your Sister in Christ,
    Pam

  37. Crystal permalink

    Rev please dont stop what you are doing, you have kept me motivated to live life in Jesus name, youve help people to believe and to draw closer to God in a relationship. Youve helped me tremendously and others as well. Ive always heard of the spiritual war but never actullay seen it until yesterday. And really those people that were being ugly on Facebook just pray and turn your cheek..
    God Bless us all!!
    -CeeCee

  38. buck pevey permalink

    thanks to all those that pray for me last month my test came back last week cancer free 5 years god is a good god

  39. Jeff permalink

    One day everyone will believe in God. Keep up the good work.

    God Bless you

  40. Cheryl Little permalink

    Dear Pastor Mark,
    I will pray for you and also the persons that are evidently under conviction by reading your posts on the Bible page. If they were not being convicted of their evil ways, it wouldn’t bother them so much. Please continue the page on facebook. Your page is one of the reasons I am still active on my facebook page. I will only post things on my page that glorifies God, or things that encourage others. Your page encourages me & thank you for that!
    Removing the Bible page is exactly what Satan would want you to do.

  41. Eufemia permalink

    I am so sorry Pastor Mark Brown that you had to Experience this.
    I have a few verses for you.
    If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21
    Matthew 10:22 New Living Translation (©2007)
    And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved
    satan is working really hard these days but he is not in Control God is. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Pastor I will be keeping you in my Prayers Satan Can not stop you from sharing Gods word with other’s.
    John 10:10, which says The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
    God Bless you fight the good fight Pastor Mark Brown

  42. tay permalink

    thank you for all that you do! i posted a bible verse of yours as my status today and i think its very useful in this topic Eph5:8,9…thank you for your daily inspiration. thank you so much!

  43. Brian permalink

    1 Thessalonians 3:7 (New International Version)

    Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

    Don’t be offended by persecution, you’re on the right track..

  44. Rae Woodrow permalink

    Dear Mark I pray for both them and you – you also need to know God love surrounding you and keeping you safe, for those who are attacking you I pray that they would know Gods true love in their lives – after all there might be a Saul in amongst them

  45. Lynn permalink

    God bless you Mark. Don’t let this attack discourage you. If anything it should be reason to rejoice,because it means satan is afraid of what God will acomplish through you. otherwise he would leave you alone. And yes praise God for He is in charge. I know because I have to rely on God for every breath I take. If not for God I would not be breathing. I will pray for those responsible for this attack against God, yes, against God , because in attacking one of His faithful servants they are attacking God Himself. I pray that their eyes and hrarts be opened wide to receive from God all that He has to offer them. I know that He will welcome them into His family with open arms just as He welcomed me.

  46. Laura Antulov permalink

    Dear Rev. Brown;

    I am so very sorry to hear that you have been hurt by the ridiculous words and actions of others. As have so many, we who follow the word of God do not for one moment, believe these scoundrels who try to diminish The Word. Please remember that they must certainly be threatened by you or they’d be spending their time brandishing ill untruths at someone else. I’d have to say this indicates that they are not only paying attention to you … but they know that thousands of others are as well. And, that seems to make them pretty nervous! So, keep up the good work! Well done!

  47. Thelma Nance permalink

    I want to thank you for your message each day. I am so sorry about what some people did on your fb. I know my fist thought was not to pray but I’m glad you reminded me.
    God bless you and your ministry.
    In Christ, Thelma

  48. Patricia permalink

    Thank You for what you do. I love reading all the scriptures you post with the teaching you do . Love It. I need it daily please don’t let those what ever you want to call them win. God and Gods people win..

  49. Dear Rev. Mark Brown,
    I truly am inspired by your daily postings on this site. God has opened so many doors for me through you. You have been blessed to giving to those in need in ways you will never understand and that I thank you for. With faith in God for you, who can stand against you! God Bless Rev. Brown.

  50. Sara Sue permalink

    Mark, It is surely sad that evil exists on earth, but “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”. The Bible page is such a beacon on facebook. Please do find a way to continue. And thanks for persevering.

  51. Angelina permalink

    I was saddened and at the same time upset to hear such behavior of individuals we all live amongst. Im very blessed to have comfort online with Rev. Browns website, as we all know that the internet can be a hellish nightmare, it brings me joy to study the word of your Savior here, and spread the gospel!….Thank you ever so much Marc, you are truly a man of God!….This incident brang me to the story of Jonah, as sometimes it is hard for me to pray for indidviduals as this, and it makes me upset, this story puts into perspective for me always!

  52. Hey Brother,

    I normally do not do these kind of things. I know, being a pastor, you have a lot to read, but I felt I need to encourage you to hang in there also. I was preaching this past Sunday about how if you are not running into the Devil, then you are running with him. I think you ran smack-dab into Satan on the internet. I have many devotions that I read, and some I don’t for the sake of time, but yours is one I look forward to. I would like to encourage you with some scripture that always helps me when I am in a situation such as this.
    1Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

  53. Sam Mekhail permalink

    1+1=2, very simple equation. You succeeded, so the spirit in them get angry. The bible said he (Satan) is going around as a lion wants to kill. So, your biblical words put him in unrest. God will be glorified and be with you.

  54. debbie permalink

    God’s peace and blessings to you brother Mark,
    I will be in prayer for the people that did this and know that GOD HAS THE VICTORY!
    HALLELUIA….JESUS REIGNS!

  55. You’re doing God’s work Mark and satan doesn’t appreciate your effort. I’ve got multiple bible-based Facebook pages that lost souls find now and then. I’ve even had people that consider themselves Christians join my J+E+S+U+S page and say I was posting too many versus with “Jesus” as the keyword. Keep the faith, hold onto hope, and celebrate his love.

  56. Carol W Graves permalink

    You are a soldier my brother fighting the good fight of faith daily to bring Encouragement to the Body of Christ. They lied on Jesus and they are going to lie on you.You have paid a price to bring this gospel to a dying world. Jesus paid the ultimate price He died for us so we could live. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord lifts up a standard. God counted you worthy to identify with the sufferings of Christ.He was hated and so will you be. Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness sake for their reward is in heaven. The closer you come to Him the more Jesus shows you His glory. Vengeance is mine saith the ord what’s right I will pay! He will fight this battle for you! Rejoice in all of this!

  57. Mark,
    I once had a horrific experience with My Space, so disturbing that I couldn’t even look at it. I had to call on other to get rid of it and get me off of there. I can understand how unsettling it can be. We are at war, a spiritual warfare. As Sam said above Satan attack with much force those such as you that are reaching others and doing God’s work. In a cyberspace so full of ugly horrible things, it is truly a blessing to see a site like yours that one can go to for comfort, knowledge and fellowship with other believers to share and encourage. You are in my prayers as are also those that attack you. It makes my heart ache that they do not really know what they are doing. I do pray they turn around and as God for forgiveness before being thrown in the eternal fires of hell.

  58. Pastor Linda permalink

    This is spiritual warfare. It happens when we go in the right direction in sharing the good news. Pray for the people who did it as hard as that is, that their hearts may be charged, and do trust God. “I can do all things in God who strengthens me”…even face the enemy

  59. Take heart Mark the Body of Christ is here on this page. We will flex the muscles of the Holy Spirit and drive this hatred to obscurity.

    God will never allow us to be complacent and this is a wake up call to all who strive to share God’s love, as we need Him and each other. we need not to network but the network of souls whom sit typing away.

    We need to pray and uphold each other. You are prayed for even though geographically I am so far away from you.

    In Christ’s Love
    Lorraine

  60. Angela permalink

    When you are in the center of God’s will, The Devil attacts the hardest! You are having such an impact on the entire world and the Devil does not like it. Keep on, Pastor Mark. God is is using you in amazing way!

  61. Mark, keep up the Lord’s work! I’ll be praying for you.

    On a practical note, can you perhaps change your forum to a moderated forum? So that someone has to approve the comments before they are visible? Or is your volume way too high for that?

  62. I have been praying for these people ever since I saw that page. I refuse to judge them – that’s up to God. Only He knows what’s happening in their hearts, or what caused them to be the way they are. I think they must have suffered badly to have so little faith. Thank God I know He is with me, every hour of every day. I don’t know how I could go on if He were not. God bless you! Please don’t stop the inspiration that you’ve created with this website!

  63. Deborah permalink

    God bless you Rev. Mark, when I noticed the foolishness yesterday. My first response was one of being upset, then I realized the enemy is doing just what he is suppose to do. To try to dis-credited ( kill steal & destroy) the works of the Lord. We are told to pick up our cross & fellow Jesus. Rev. Mark don’t get discourage you doing a wonderful work, there will be many who will come to know Jesus through your website. You are VICTORIOUS! You are a threat to the enemy or attacks would have never come ( I’m sure you know that). There are those who depend on your words continue knowing many you may never know are praying with & for you. God Bless

  64. Lisa permalink

    Do not give in. I love receiving your posts. They are encouraging. You know you are on the right track when the enemy is on the attack! Keep up the good work and by doing so you may reach through all the confusion that the enemy is trying to create and save one of those lost souls.

  65. Graeme Roberts permalink

    Rejoice and again I say rejoice! God brings all things to our good. What Satan meant for evil God means for good. You must be upsetting the kingdom of darkness to have them attack you so much. With Paul, sing praises and rejoice that God has thought you capable to bear this attck. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Bless you and just keep doing what God tells you to do and leave the rest to Him.

  66. Biosah Azumdi permalink

    there are truths we know instinctively and not intellectually…. The firm conviction that God is God n always in charge. May our good Lord give you the grace and strength to continue in faith and love… Shalom.

  67. Winter permalink

    Thank you so much for this 🙂 God is good all the time. And I’m really excited in my walk with him. And it’s inspirational that you kept your head up in such trials.

  68. Cathy Evans permalink

    Rev. Mark,

    I appreciate your work, here on facebook. What a mighty platform!! Here, we will encounter ALL kinds, but as you and the Bible says, God is in control! Check out Luke 6:12-7:17. We CAN have CONFIDENCE!

  69. Linda Goodman permalink

    When you make the devil afraid, he sends attacks. You must be doing a good job ! Do not stop what you are doing, people need you.

  70. Maybelle Hart permalink

    CHRIST THE KING! CHRIST THE MASTER! CHRIST HAS THE VICTORY!!! HALLELUJAH! SO DO YOU. SO DO THE CHURCH – THE BODY OF CHRIST. IT IS WELL WITH YOU. VICTORY IS CERTAIN! HALLELUJAH!

  71. Monique Davis permalink

    As it says in psalm 34vs19 that many are the afflictions of the righteous but the Lord will deliver them out of them all.. So be encouraged for no weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that riseth against you shall be condemned.. When following Christ we must suffer persecution as he did that we may reign with him. I’m truly blessed and encouraged by this scripture you posted.. Continue to follow and stand on Christ the solid rock. God bless you!

  72. Patsy Bond permalink

    One day every knee shall bow before our Lord…..Keep Gods body armor on and go forward….you may be persicuted on earth….in Heaven you shall get your reward….I want to personally thank you for stepping out of the comfort zone and spreading Gods word……it is much needed today…God loves you and will be there with you…

  73. Donae brazer permalink

    Mark. My pastor, past. André van heerden, has a very true thing he always says. If the evil 0ne wants to try to get u d0wn as hard as he is trying, it means that what u are busy with is the right thing and it’s working. That intimidates him and he wil go through anything to stop u. Never give up hope and kn0w that even people in s.a. Are with u evry step of the way!

  74. Coni permalink

    Rev Brown,

    I feel for you. I had an adult child of mine get on Facebook and call me vulgar names. I did report her and I logged off of Facebook ALL we can do for these people IS pray. I did sign back on to Facebook under my maiden name. So You should do the same. Its funny how words REALLY do hurt.

  75. Barbara permalink

    It has been so great knowing how many share my view of God, Christ and what is expected from us as Christians. Please keep up the good work.

  76. Karen Hawkins permalink

    Mark…never give up. You are giving us the true word of the Holy scriptures! Romans 12:21 says “Don’t let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.” You are doing alot of good for all of us who want to learn, meditate and read the precious WORD of God.

    Satan is hot on your trail because of the gospel being delivered on Facebook….But He who lives in us is greater than he that’s in the world! That’s a joy to shout about!! Amen? WOO-HOO!!!!!

  77. Mrs. H permalink

    I’m with those who want to encourage you to put your page back up on Facebook. Do not let these lost people prevent you from reaching out to others on Facebook. You have our support, and I’m claiming Joshua 1:9 for you. Be strong and courageous, don’t be terrified or discouraged, God is with you wherever you are!

  78. Dear Mark,
    What a terrible thing for you to experience.. Those people should run to confession at this very moment.
    it is the Christmas season and our new church calender year as well as Advent.
    I realize people can get pretty nasty when it comes to religion, faith and the bible, take heart and stand tall God will never forsake you for your God given chosen purpose to serve the Lord.
    It is comforting to know however with the wonderful world of science, evolution and technolgy that those ugly and hurtful judgements accusitions , assumption, filthy language prejudice and sinful hate crime attacks on you
    and on our Holy Bible can be easily traced and monitored for our futher protection.
    please try to stay away from energy ” vampires”
    keep doing what you are called to do.
    I love getting a bible verse and post from you.
    Try to ignore the evil negativity and ” chaulk it up” as ignorance and misswired minds.
    However, things do happen for reasons beyond our control or understanding . Your new web page is asthically pleasing to the eye. I have a small confession to make .. I was not real crazy about your photo pic-
    This one is beautiful, keep up the good work, stay motivated and in God’s presence as you
    work.. And always know you have fans that may have needed and may have effected their very life in that very day through your honorable work to serve Christ.
    God Bless,
    Rexanne

  79. THELMA MAY SEDDON permalink

    OH! I do hope that you keep these Reflection of the Bible coming for I enjoy them—-The video that I saw part of I could not hear,but I was trying to listen to it on Lap Top–so the sound did not come thru. Guess, there are quit a few of you Mark Browns in the earth. Keep On Keeping on Til Jesus takes us home.

  80. Vickie Manners permalink

    I, as many others, I think, look forward to your posts everyday.. So happy you are strong enough in your faith to not give up…
    God has blessed you..

  81. Steph M permalink

    When my husband was under attack in his job many years ago Psalm 37:1-7 was a great comfort to me.
    1. Don’t worry (fret) about the wicked.
    Don’t envy those who do wrong.
    2 For like grass, they will soon fade away.
    Like springtime flowers, they soon wither.

    3. Trust in the Lord and do good.
    Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
    4. Take delight in the Lord,
    and He will give you your heart’s desires.

    5. Commit everything you do to the Lord.
    Trust him, and He will help you.
    6. He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn,
    and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

    7. Be still in the presence of the Lord,
    and wait patiently for Him to act.
    Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
    or fret about their wicked schemes.

  82. Kathleen Merman permalink

    My computer was down for the whole day so i didn’t know this happened to you. I am praying for you and for the ones that wrote such things about you and your page. They are so lost and really need God. Your page helps so many people. Thanks so much Mark. We praise the Lord for you in our lives. Kathy & Ryan

  83. Donna in Trinidad permalink

    NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER!!!! GOD is in control…………

  84. Can I suggest another way of looking at this? I’m a 52 year old Christian, a child of missionary parents and an ex-missionary myself, and someone who’s seen Christianity at work in 4 continents over at least 40 years of walking with God.

    Dear brother, this isn’t meant as an attack, but having read some of your postings I feel they don’t fully represent the Bible, nor the wisdom of God.

    As I say, this isn’t meant as an attack. It’s an attempt to ask you to try to look at things from a different angle. A lot of what I’ve read in your postings comes from what can be called the school of ‘Triumphalist Theology, and from the school of Join-the-Dots theology. What do I mean by that?

    Triumphalist Theology is a theology which always has to have an upbeat, ‘God’s in charge’, “they’re wrong an we’re right”, answer to every problem. You see Triumphalist Theology at work amongst Muslims when they chant Allah Akbar… God is great! As if saying that solves every problem.

    Join-the-Dots theology is a theology which tries to answer every problem by quoting Bible verses. It can’t see that there are millions of issues which the Bible doesn’t speak about. And it can’t see that there are many issues which the Bible does speak about, but with words addressed to a society vastly different to ours today.

    Both theologies are very rife within evangelical circles, and they both have a strong tendency to ‘big up’ positive Bible verses while ‘playing down’ what they see as more negative Scriptures. But if we don’t understand the full – yes the FULL – balance of Scripture we always end being in error in some way.

    The book of Ecclesiastes is the best example I can think of to illustrate what I’m saying. I believe God put the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible to show us that things are not all rosy and upbeat. When Solomon wrote “meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless” he wasn’t just writing nonsense. We can’t dismiss his words just because we don’t like them. God gave Solomon the gift of wisdom… that’s was made clear at the start of his reign… so if we dismiss his words we are dismissing God Himself.

    So what did Solomon mean by those words? Well, it’s not rocket science. In many ways, compared to God and compared to what’s going on in heaven, we are not much more than ants crawling around in the dust. Life here on earth is like life in the womb, compared to the adult life that’s going on ‘up’ there. This life is just a preparation for the next one, so if we take ourselves too seriously in this life we’re missing the point of it.

    Most times – especially in the Church – we think we’re something special, and that we’re doing something special… “for God”! But the reality is we aren’t special at all. God could use someone else – or something else – to do everything that we do.

    In his song about Balaam’s donkey, Don Francisco wrote, “When God starts using you, don’t take it to mind… He could have used the dog next door if He’d been so inclined!” One of the greatest and godliest character traits is humility, but sadly it’s one of the character traits most missing in the Church.

    Solomon wrote: “A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?” (Eccl 2:23-25) Sometimes we just need to chill out, kick back, and stop trying to BE something special for God. We’re special anyway, just because God loves us, regardless of what we do!

    Triumphalist theology gets upset at every setback and says that it’s all the attack of Satan. Realistic theology says, “What can I learn from this? What is God trying to teach me?”

    Join-the-dots theology always wants to find a Scripture for every problem. But that’s like putting a few wee sticking plasters over a mortal wound. Join-the-dots theology takes a bunch of Scriptures and joins them up and says, “Look at what a great picture I’ve made?”

    But God takes that ‘join-the-dots’ picture and shakes His head sadly as He compares it to His master painting… the master painting which is His FULL wisdom as revealed in the WHOLE of the Bible… and as revealed in the writings of the saints down through the ages… and as revealed in the amazing universe which He has made… and as revealed in the Spirit filled human heart.

    The ONLY way to get away from triumphalist thinking, and from Join-the-dots thinking, is to start LISTENING to people… yes to people… and to start listening with both ears as well. Sadly what Christians do so much of the time is to half-listen while their minds are rapidly creating a join-the-dots picture, ready to splurge it out when the speaking stops.

    What we need are not these immature ways of thinking – these immature theologies. What we need is a realistic mind set which recognises that sometimes we do and say things that rub people up the wrong way. And we do that because we’re not actually listening to what they’re saying.

    If we don’t listen to people’s very real and genuine concerns and needs, then we will actually deserve their attacks. God – yes God – often sends setbacks our way to make us stop and take stock. He send them to try to force us to see where we’re going wrong. Unless we become a genuine listener, and unless we put our triumphalist thinking, and our join-the-dots thinking, behind us we will always remain immature in our faith.

    God bless you brother, and I trust that you will learn the lessons that God wants to teach you through these circumstances.

    John Jenkins

  85. Wayne Miracle permalink

    When the going gets tough the tough get going, so Onward Christain Soldier.Trials are GODS way of grooming us and strengthening us for his purpose for us. Paul, Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me,neither count I my life dear onto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of GOD. Praise be to Jesus

  86. Bill Packard permalink

    Rev. Mark,
    Keep strong in the Faith. Wear all God’s Holy Armor Ef. 6:11 and trust in He who is indwelling all believers to fight the fight. For when the Lord is for us, who can be against us.
    May God bless you and maintain your strength.
    Bill

  87. Sam Assefa permalink

    Hey Rev Mark, I am sorry to hear that. I am sure things happen for a reason and this is a taste that you are going to learn from. God is preparing you to become a strong leader. I am sure you are going to pass this and this is an inspiring concept. Yes you shall have faith and when it’s threatened sometimes we don’t know what to do. I shall pray for them and a better outcome to come of this. God Bless!

    Sam

  88. Nancy Cline permalink

    Remember Jesus told us himself that he came to save the unsaved. Even though, those that know God need our prayers, the ones that do not know God need our prayers even more. They are the ones under attack by the evil one and they have no defense because they do not know our Blessed Savior. I was not saved until almost 30 and I remember the fear and uncertainty and worthlessnessand self disgust they must be feeling. I remember the hell God saved me from. My prayers go out to them because I know how much they are in agony and need God. I believe Mark is extremely strong in his faith and he is wrapped in God’s love. Please don’t let these people continue in bondage without a fight.

  89. Mona permalink

    Mark, God is good, all the time. I know you were discouraged but stay strong! I will be praying for you!

  90. Mark permalink

    Brother in Yeshua ,
    HaShems Blessings on your sharing The good news , we are Praying that Millions will come to Faith in Yeshua as a result of this Ministry , Keep doing
    what your doing , we all Love you in Yeshuas Blessed name …

    Mark

  91. Dutch permalink

    God is in charge! Trust in the Lord Jesus! Press on Mark!

  92. Jane Mbendo permalink

    Thats the spirit…we ought to pray for these people to know God. Thats what people would do when frustrated with the daily things that confront us in life if they hav no God to lean on…..As Christians we confess..its no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me..how about those that do not know God? Lets pray for them..they surely do not know what they are doing!!Do not let the work of such people distract you from what God wants you to do.

  93. Gods Army permalink

    I know it is the christian way to turn the other cheek but have you by any chance tried to determine the identity of any of these morons. I didnt happen to see any of these posts or I could find out myself. Perhaps a retaliatory strike is in order. I fear however that this would only start an ongoing problem. But, there are good hearted Christians who know how to hack peoples computers and cause problems for those who bother us as well. Just a Thought. Regardless of all that I want to thank you for spreading the good news MB. You brighten my day. GoD BLeSS

  94. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ and one of His followers in which you’ve picked up your cross in this world, you will be attacked in full force, not sometime, or whenever the urge strikes Satan’s followers, but immediately and with a vengeance anytime you stand up for Christ in this world and attempt to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jesus said that the world will hate all that follow Him, because the world first hated Him. Attacks are going to come, and we who believe and have built a personal relationship with Christ must never give up; persevere through those attacks, and stay in the fight for the human mind and soul that no one will be lost in this world come the judgment.

    Don’t give up, Mark, and all Christians out there who have chosen of their own God-given freewill to pick up their cross and follow Jesus. Giving up is exactly what the enemy wants us all to do so they can gloat and have their way in the world of immorality and evil.

    Stay in the fight and keep the journey going even deeper into God’s word through it all, always trusting and believing JESUS IS LORD AND KING; the Author of our salvation; our Redeemer, Savior, and Friend.

    • melissia permalink

      Thankyou ED for your comments you are so right and at times it seems such a battle but through Christ we put on His suit of Armor and persevere

  95. Lakesha permalink

    Thank you for your words of encouragement and living your life in the word. It is truly inspiring and Im glad your not letting the devil hold you down because Satan is a liar. God is in control

    God Bless

  96. melissia permalink

    I accidently replied to the email so sorry-I too shall pray for you and those who try to start hostility and rumors it seems that the more someone does goodness the quicker the devil sends in someone to disrupt it-I have faith and am ever so grateful that you take the time to get God’s word out to those of us in need of it-Just keep on keeping on God will always light your way

  97. Matt permalink

    I am grateful for all the inspiring words and of the show of faith exuded on this thread. I too, although I was fortunate to not view the explicits, must add that the harvest is ripe and laborers few, but u have clearly chosen to go into the field and work. I know, how it is to be attacked because of our stance on The Rock, however, the ones closest to me were the mediums the enemy used to defeat me in this battle, but the war still rages. So, I will pray for your continued strength from Our God, and I ask that the corporate body of Christ do likewise and for me also.

  98. Mark, keep on posting the word God! Satan just doesn’t like what you are doing. You are a threat and he will stop at nothing to get you to stop. I’m glad you continued to post. I look forward to reading them. They are part of my devotionals. God Bless!

  99. Holly permalink

    Hello Rev. Mark,

    I’m sorry to hear about the accusations and the material brought against you and the site. I access this site through facebook and as a college student who is surrounded by many temptations and dipped in a wayward pool, you must know that your site is a blessing to me when I see the verses posted on my wall.

    I am not perfect and I don’t claim to be. I fall alot and know I let down God many times. It’s not hard for me to believe in God. I know He exists because He saved my life many times and will continue to. Yet it seems the hardest to hand control over to Him when we like to view ourselves as so independent. So thank you for the reminder that He indeed is in control!

    When things such as the accusations and material that was posted arise in my life, perhaps in different forms, I view it as a tactic and weapon of the enemy. The Bible says, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17

    I want you and all others to take comfort during this time and I will pray for those who oppose you. Remember that David feared going against Saul because he would not lay his hand on the anointed of God. He feared what God would do and it is you who are anointed of God. Romans 12:19 stated that God said, “Vengeance is Mine. I shall repay.”

    And remember that any obstacle that comes against you must first be asked of God. Take comfort and strength in this. Refer to Job and how Satan had to go to God in order to afflict Job. Therefore, you are never out of God’s hands.

    Thanks for the blessing of your site and I praise God for putting its construction on your heart. I Plead the Blood of Jesus over you and in all that you touch, that your hands may be strengthened as Nehemiahs had been.

    Sincerely,
    College student Holly.
    Please keep me in your prayers.

  100. Esther Blanks permalink

    I rejoice to see that so many are standing with you in prayer and faith. We do know that Satan is trying to get in his last licks, but we rejoice that Jesus will be coming soon whether it is in my lifetime or not – considering God’s timing, it could be today or it could be a while yet. Keep up the good work. God’s Word says there is coming a day when every knee shall bow before our Lord God Almighty. some just do not realize that one day they will stand before the God they spurned, but will finally Know He is the true one and only God. Blessings on you and may He give you wisdom as to how to react to this situation.

  101. Val permalink

    Dear Rev. Mark,
    Please keep doing the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, these evil acts bother us, but we have to give our burdens to God, and He will handle it for us. Keep the faith and don’t stop posting Gods Word.
    God bless and keep you in perfect peace.

  102. ope permalink

    Bro Mark,
    Keep the banner flying. “…..We will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder @ the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. We won’t give up,shut up, let up until we have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, preached up fo the cause of Christ…..”

    You know what?…the gate of hell shall not prevail.AMEN!

  103. SHARON ABRELL permalink

    BROTHER MARK…I HAVE FOUND THAT THESE TYPE OF ATTACKS ARE BROUGHT ON MOSTLY BY FEAR. FEAR OF KNOWING YOU ARE HELPING TO SPREAD THE WORD GOD, FEAR OF GOD HIMSELF TRUELY BEING AS REAL & ALL POWERFUL AS WE AS CHRISTIANS KNOW GOD TO BE, & THE FEAR THAT YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING A TIME IN HISTORY THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO. ( JEREMIAH 29:11-13…HELPED ME FIND MY WAY TO THE CROSS.) I FOUND THIS LITTLE “PARABLE” ENLIGHTENING DURING DIFFICULT TIMES.. GOD’S PERFECT PLAN IN ACTION…A MAN SAW A BUTTERFLY STRUGGELING TO FREE HIMSELF FROM HIS COCOON. THE BUTTERFLY LOOKED LIKE HE JUST COULDN’T SHED THE COCOON. THE MAN HELPED THE BUTTERFLY BY PULLING AWAY PART OF THE COCOON…THE BUTTERFLY EMERGED SWOLLEN & WINGS SHRIVELED. THE MAN WATCHED PATIENTLY JUST KNOWING THAT THE BUTTERFLY WOULD SOON SPREAD HIS WINGS & FLY, IT NEVER HAPPENED, THE BUTTERFLY WAS NEVER ABLE TO FLY. IN GOD’S PERFECT PLAN THE STRUGGLE OF PUSHING THROUGH THE COCOON WAS GOD’S WAY OF FORCING FLUID TO THE WINGS OF THE BUTTERFLY SO IT WOULD BE READY FOR FLIGHT. SOMETIMES THE STRUGGLES ARE EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED, LIFE WITHOUT OBSTACLES CAN BE CRIPPLING…WE WOULD NOT BE AS STRONG AS NEEDED TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT…WE COULD NEVER FLY…”WHO THE SON HAS SET FREE IS FREE INDEED” HAVE FAITH & KNOW IF GOD IS FOR YOU BROTHER WHO THEN CAN BE AGAINST YOU…KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK & FLY!!!

  104. Tyrone wright permalink

    Act 18:9 And one night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, Have no fear, but speak and do not keep silent.

    This the very thing that the Lord wants you to do, you are a child of the most high and as a result you have the authority under the power of the spirit of God. In the next verse he says “For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you” so just as you said you have to trust in the Lord and know that he will do what he said he will do. So keep up the Good work!

  105. Michelle Meyer permalink

    It is good to see you recognize that God IS in control. It is so easy for a Christian despite the depth of faith, to have lip service saying that God is in control. It is when one goes through the fire can one truly be able to say this with certainty. When I went through the fire, I at times was not able to say with certainty that God was in control because I let circumstantial causes of great pain, to take my eyes off of God. When we are hit with serious blows when we are not prepared can be devestating.

    I understand that you were not at all prepared, therefore, your guard was down. Now you will be able to use this experience to even further the work God has for you. Your weak area of being unguarded will no longer be weak. He will be your defense, your strength and He will enable you to guard your heart (wellspring of life).

    {{{ “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians:14-21}}}

    Keep your chin up. Even if there is some discredit, the Lord can restore and bring even better results. “All things will work to the good of those who serve HIM and who are called according to His purpose”

    In Christ,
    Michelle Meyer (facebook friend)

  106. Just to let you know I’ve re-written the item I tried to post here and posted it on my blog (there’s no reference to your good self in it of course):
    http://jojouk-spiritual.blogspot.com/2009/12/immature-theology.html

  107. Rebecca permalink

    There are so many of us on your side, not to mention Christ =) Thank you for your continual encouragement, your posts are always a blessing. Que Dios te bendiga!

  108. Gail Carson permalink

    I believe those who attack Disciples of Christ take the time to do so because they actually fear that all that we believe and claim regarding the supremacy & sovereignty of God, the divinity of Jesus Christ, and the powerfulness of the Holy Spirit might actually be true (which we already know is true). They are rejecting and fearing the possibility that we who believe might be right and that would also mean they have a very serious choice to make regarding the sin in their life and where they want to spend eternity… Many do not want to have to make that choice.

    If they gave no merit to Christianity – I believe they would just laugh it off and not waste any of their time retaliating against those who attempt to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. Something deep inside of them is stirred by being confronted by the truth – and that will cause them to be a seeker – even if it comes out in a very hostile way. We most definitely need to be praying for all who will take the time to enter into conversation with us about our faith – regardless of how unproductive the conversation seems to go sometimes.

  109. Vickie permalink

    Pastor Mark,

    The weapon may be formed, but it shall not prosper. I know you know the word, but I wanted to agree with you in the unity of prayer, and ask God to keep you. Keep speaking the word!!!

  110. Stephanie permalink

    Mark et.al. Here is my prayer.
    Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you. I ask now for Your forgiveness..

    Please keep me safe from all danger and harm. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.

    Let me not complain, whine and whimper over things I have no control over. Let me continue to see sin through God’s eyes and acknowledge it as evil. And when I sin, let me repent, and confess with my mouth my wrongdoing, and receive the forgiveness of God.

    And when this world closes in on me, let me remember Jesus’ example — to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. It’s the best response when I’m pushed beyond my limits. I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart. Continue to use me to do Your will.

    Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Keep me strong that I may help the weak. Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others. I pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way. I pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don’t know You intimately. I pray for those who don’t believe. But I thank you that I believe.

    I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

    I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight . I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

    This is my prayer.

    In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  111. Lydia Reyes permalink

    I thank God Almighty for the Army of Love that he has brought together in this Website. It must really hurt to be attacked the way you were,but know that if you was’nt doing the work that God called you to, the Evil one wouldn’t be bothering you. So in the name of JESUS we will all rebuke any thing that is not of God to leave this site. God is in control here and he gives us the authority to spread the good news to all. I feel so blessed to be a part of this group of people who have the conviction in thier hearts knowing that we serve the one who has all the power, JESUS CHRIST. We , believers of Christ can rejoice for he has won the Victory when he layed down his life for all on the Cross. All Power, Honor and Glory are yours, JESUS. AMEN

  112. SHANELL permalink

    GOOD DAY MARK

    THANK YOU I REALY NEEDED TO HEAR THIS TO DAY BLESS YOU

    HAVE A GR8 DAY

  113. Hanna Olive Waweru permalink

    Hi pastor Mark im wriing from Nairobi Kenya you have been a source of inspiration to me and to many other pple i think you should rejoice because the fact that you are being attacked means that you are doing something you are impacting the world for God and the devil is not happy infact i think you should be worried when all is well because maybe it means the enemy does not feel intimidated so be encouraged that you are shaking the enemies territory.God bless you and keep you and expand your boundaries in Jesus name.

  114. Petri van Wyk permalink

    Hi there Rev Mark!

    I agree with all of the above posts!! Lucifer does not bother with people whom he is satisfied in. That is why, when we feel threatened with attacks, we should actually feel great, because then we know we are a disturbance to him, and that we are drawing ever so nearer to God!!

    Thank you for your daily messages Rev, and may our heavenly Father send his angels to keep watch over you, so that you may prosper in everything that you do!!

    God bless you, and all of our brothers and sisters in Christ!!! Please keep on doing what you’re doing, because by spreading the Word, we get a chance to get His flock all back together again!!!

  115. Brenda Baggett permalink

    Mark, I am so sorry you’re beautiful ministry was attacked, but now we know how to pray for this person or persons, don’t we? Prayers going up now.

  116. Take courage mighty man of God. You are making a BIG difference in the Kindom of God. God bless

  117. Amber Tway permalink

    Please don’t let people ruin what you built up by bringing you down. Let those who pass judgement against our Lord be delt with in their end of life. Keep doing what your doing. Don’t give up. People like me are inspired by what you have to say and I always look forward to reading your emails.

  118. Gina permalink

    Thank you. very well put. I even tried to report some of the dirty post too. but then I realized why am I doing this. Just pray instead.
    Gina

  119. Mick Stimpson permalink

    Rev Mark,

    Wonderful prayer Stephanie.

    Please forgive them for they know not what they do. They are not evil.

    All anger comes from deep pain within, and those souls are suffering greatly, they can only express their pain in wounding hurting words, as they want to hurt others, revenge from somebody because they are hurting too.

    This has been my experience, growing up as a christian, with a deep sense of being bad (Family dynamics). feeling excluded from the church, feeling not good enough for God and feeling a deep sense of rejection of all things spiritual. As a teenager, after abuse from my parents, sitting in the dark weeping, trembling in fear of another attack, praying to God to help me, help never came from anywhere. How deeply I felt rejected by God. How could God not help me? I must be really bad, I thought, if God does not listen. I began to feel that I must be evil, I was already in hell and doomed to hell forever. For what did I deserve this?

    Because I felt evil, I was angry at those who were accepted by God and said they were “walking with Him”, what did I do to deserve this rejection, I thought how cruel is this, that I want deeply to be a good person but I am compelled to be bad. Then it came to me that God does not exist and these Christians are all deluding them selves. Anger rose within me that all these people had convinced themselves and were arrogantly parading their faith in nothing at all, I thought how dumb are these misguided people? Surely I am the one who knows what God is more than any of them.

    It took years and years to realise that I was wrong in my thinking, but reading this thread reminded me of the past, how Christians can be arrogant in their faith, that they are saved and it is the world that is evil and we are against them, we are so quick to judge others without wanting to find out what the problem is. We have been told that others will attack us so we defend ourselves with chapter and verse as if we are some how the chosen few. That because we are being attacked that we can confirm that Jesus is within us. Never forget that it could be quite the opposite.

    Surely, it is compassion that is required, it is love that wins, acceptance of others and the pain that they carry, we are in a deeply hurt and scarred world, it matters not that we are attacked, nothing at all matters. Our task is that we look at ourselves carefully and do what we can to become the person that God wants us to be, what others do is not for us to judge. Let us be humans that don’t hide our humanity behind the word of God.

  120. Thank u for the verse of encouragement….. I’ll surely Pray for them and also for you.

    God Bless…

  121. Cynthia Forner permalink

    HA HA HA!!! I think its awesome that you were attacked! It means your on the right track! For each step on the journey will bring more difficult ones.. learn how to deal with it now so when the BIG one comes you will be strong enough to handle it! Rejoice in the LORD! AGAIN I SAY REJOICE!

    ***************

    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler; but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER? Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right. 1 Peter 4: 12-19

  122. sorry for the attack..it’s really hard to have the right attitude when something like this happens and sometimes I remember “after” the fact, but as you said, God is in control, and you will be mightily blessed..will pray for these people…God bless you…

  123. I`ll pray… This is really sad, and you`re great `cause you stayed cool! God bless you!

  124. Donna permalink

    You are an inspiration to me. You cut through the chafe and really reveal the down-to-earth mean of the scripture. I feel for you and will be praying for you as well. God bless.

  125. Rev. Mark,
    Just wanted to encourage you to keep up the good fight! I enjoy your post on FaceBook so much! I always make sure I click on the like, I have friends on my FB that are not Christian, and I feel like that is one way to witness to them. Doesn’t the Bible say God’s word will not return void? Press on,,, the battle is on,, and ,, in the end we win! PRAISE GOD!!! You and your ministry are in my prayers!

  126. Tina permalink

    My prayers are with you, Reverend Mark. Stay strong and keep posting! I will also pray for the people attacking your pages. They need to know God’s love can be shown through us.

  127. Susan permalink

    Keep up the good work, your blog is very encouraging, for anyone going through a difficult time. Remember hurting people hurt others….Pray for their pain…God can heal them.

  128. Rodney Redvine permalink

    Father God, Please lift Rev. Mark up and out of the way of devil, touch the hearts of his attackers,and let them know that you alone are God. Amen

  129. Kim permalink

    You are such a blessing Rev. Mark!!!
    Please keep up the good work, we will be praying!

  130. Kathy permalink

    Mark,
    Rejoice in all things! Remember Satan doesn’t want you to do this. You are reaching thousands! It’s just an attack. Keep on marching!

  131. Veronica permalink

    Mark, you have to stand & do what God calls you to do. Please, there are so many who benefit from your website. Remember Luke 10:19 says “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” The enemy is just up to his tactics to stop you doing God’s work. You know God gave this for you to do. How would you feel if you quit? How would you feel if you gave in the the devil? When we are doing God’s work, we are going to be persecuted. Be encouraged my brother in Christ. God is with you. DO NOT GIVE UP & DO NOT GIVE IN to the enemy. You have the victory. GOD IS YOUR GUIDE……

  132. Annamarie Young permalink

    Pastor Mark, thank you for your daily posts! Please do not stop doing what you are doing, remember you are so special and called by Jesus to spread the Word. We all are. I had the same experience on FB a week or so ago and I just said to my friend ‘shame I hope that the seed I planted didn’t hurt too much’ Remember that you have now planted a seed and although they wrote negative stuff, THEY HAVE READ IT! Halaluya someone else will come along as Paul said and water that seed.
    Have a BLESSED day child of God (WOW)!

  133. i have left face book as well as there are a lot of bad people on that face book who dont care about god and say a lot of bad,bad, things,i would rather wait on the e/mails i get from you and read throu them,i am sorry for what you went throu,there is always someone trying to keep us down but i just turn my cheek ,mark thank you for everything and just keep on being you ,god bless

  134. MARILYNN permalink

    I just read about this as I have finals going on in school as the fall semester closesand had not been on facebook or in my email much the last 2 weeks, I want to let you know that I had a comedian send me a freind request and I didn’t know who he was so I checked out his page and saw who and what he was and didn’t agree with his words so I let him know nicely that I was in disagreements with the language and content and also rebuked him nicely, I immediately started getting hate notes from his fans and they were quite graphic but I just said a prayer and clamed down and got a few prayer warriers on the roll as well and squashed it quickly they don’t deserve a response and God has already let us know that if we be still he’ll fight the battles, Pastor you just do what you were called to do, no more no less and God got you and he has surrounded you with soldiers who also has you covered. Just be still for the battle is not yours it’s the Lord’s.
    your Sister In Christ,
    Marilynn

  135. Debi permalink

    Father forgive them for they know not what they do!!
    Easy for me to say I wasn’t personally attacked–but you are my brother in Christ, therefore we all hurt when God’s people are attacked.
    Thanks for taking your stand, despite the hate words!!

  136. Nina permalink

    Thanks for standing on the word

  137. leeZoraya permalink

    Rev.Brown I personally look forward to all of your posts because I learn by the word of God through you on how I can get closer to him everyday! Keep the good word going! You have already earned the crown of life in the heavens,and God is with you always! God bless you!

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