(Continued from part two)
Reverend Steven C. Brown, is an esteemed author, Christ-sent inspiration, multi-near death survivor and Dragon-slayer. Reverend and Chaplain Steve Brown explains:
"I've been a Dragon Slayer most of my life. (Where the “Dragon” is Satan.) I was thrown into the fires of spiritual warfare, long before I had even the most remote clue as to what this type of supreme warfare was all about. In my grown life I realized what exorcism is, and as one who has been labeled a “Master” Dragon Slayer, I have put the hard-earned lessons I have learned to use in assisting others in their spiritual struggles, to put it lightly. I have fearlessly put Satan in his place on several occasions, but only after I personally witnessed how my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, dealt with the evil one.
"As a child, I had little understanding of what was happening to me. My life was bombarded with many life-threatening events nearly simultaneously until I was grown to manhood, and even then, although these events had slowed significantly, they still occurred. I am only able to speak about them now through a strength that comes from far beyond any martial arts level I have achieved, or experiences gained as a police officer, emergency medical technician, chaplain or theologian. This type of strength knows no fear. The enemy cowers in its presence. The mighty dragon of the Bible was taken down by the sword of a heavenly angel. Do you think Michael, the Archangel, was afraid of this dragon? This is the kind of strength I am speaking of. Divine strength…Divine courage.
"I am not an angel by any means, but I have been in the company of angels on several occasions. My guardian angel’s name is Gideon. We met and conversed in 1967 while I was in a coma after shattering my skull in a High School gymnastics practice session one early winter morning in Marshalltown, Iowa. He and I spoke without saying a word, about whether I would continue on my stellar journey to heaven or return to my earthbound life. I wanted to live, and I told him that I wasn’t finished yet, not realizing what it was that I had yet to do in my lifetime.
"I met a beautiful young female angel immediately thereafter, as I slipped out of the leather bed restraints I was secured with, to walk down the hall to a restroom in the hospital as I was slowly beginning to regain consciousness. Of course no one believed me in the least until I described the tile pattern in the bathroom in great detail. They said I couldn’t have done this thing because I still had a catheter in my bladder and it was firmly attached to the drainage bag on the side of my bed. Besides, there was no candy striper there that met the description I gave them of the most beautiful young woman I have ever met. She showed herself again while I was wheeling myself out of the hospital at my dismissal, along with my family, but I chose not to ask anyone if they too saw her. It was to remain our “special” secret until now.
"These two angels were not the only angels I have met in my life: I saw a group of several females dressed in white (like hairdressers, for example) at the scene of a motorcycle accident I was involved in about three years later. I split my helmet down the middle after moving a car two feet across dry, hot pavement, from the impact of my head striking the left rear quarter panel of a Corvair in Garland, Texas.
"One of these women reached down and touched my right shoulder to ask me if I was okay, then went to check on my fiancée’s condition. Of course when I asked what had happened to those nice ladies in white, none of the many witnesses knew who I was talking about. They hadn’t seen anyone like that.
"I met the Angel of the Lord when I was a police officer, on duty and in uniform, in Buffalo, Oklahoma, a good many years after that motorcycle accident. This angelic encounter occurred around the time I received the initially undetected, but eventually tragic, spinal injuries during the high-speed chase of a local drug-dealer. He (the angel) literally took me in His arms during one of the most turbulent periods of my life, and reassured me that everything was going to be okay. I know this to be a true event since this conversation was the same type of unspoken conversation that I had with my Guardian Angel, Gideon, so many years earlier. This was a divine confirmation, as far as I was concerned, but no one else could personally share my conviction.
"As a full-grown man in my middle-age years, I was Chaplain of a large motorcycle ministry group that met at the State Capital in Santa Fe, New Mexico a few years ago to pray for the government and the city. Others of like affiliation also met with us, and at one point during a joint prayer on the Capital grounds, I was led to open my eyes momentarily, and as I looked around I saw two unassuming young ladies in motorcycle apparel that I hadn’t noticed before the beginning of the prayer. I assumed that they were late-comers, and was glad to see that they had made it, even if they were a bit late. To my pleasant surprise, when I asked about them later, I realized that only my wife and one other woman had also seen them. Out of the forty or so people who had congregated for this event, only three people witnessed these two women, who, quite coincidentally, were no longer present when the prayer came to a close."
So many encounters, death thwarted, so many near death experiences and Reverend Steve C. Brown's faith in God supported by His angels and Steve's closeness with his guardian angel Gideon is absolutely amazing and so inspiring.
Recently, Steve has just received a double lung transplant. Although, I have not questioned him about this incident and potential near death experience, there will be a follow-up on that after this series.
Rev. Steven C. Brown, DD
Professor of Bible Studies and Commentaries
AOCI/ABTI Bible Training Institute
Pastor Emeritus, FLMILW-CTOMC
Founder & Chaplain, Servants of God Online
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(Continued in Part Four of Reverend Steve's life with angels...)