Tuesday, June 29, 2021

A New Sodom and Gomorrah

In the local news -

A guy that is involved with the University of North Alabama (UNA) posted something against homosexuals on his own PERSONAL social media account.

The college muckety-mucks are talking about suspending or firing the guy.

Calling him "homophobic".

The word homophobic means “irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals” 1

If the label fits then so be it!

He defended himself by saying that it's his religious faith that he was expressing.

The college gurus don't care and are working to destroy his career because he has an opinion aside from theirs.

So, since then, he has apologized and said he will learn to be more tolerable and understanding of the homosexual agenda.

The living word of God says that such types are NOT going to be allowed in the kingdom of God, nor will ANY sort of effeminate man or cowards – cf. Revelation 21:8.

They are NOT going to be in God's kingdom !!!

Now, what is a big pile of dog poop is that a Sodomite society dictates to the “natural” people their perverse agenda while they are truly LESS THAN 5% of society!!

But, what nearly is as sickening is that 72% of today’s society in the United States of America ACCEPTS this abominable lifestyle as being an acceptable behavior and it is accepted as being a part of our society today.

This means that 72% of our society in the USA will defend this wicked satanic-led lifestyle.

Here is an example of how fast we are declining as an “In God We Trust,” and a God-fearing nation -

Back in 1985, only 11% of the population (depending on your source) in the USA accepted homosexuals as an acceptable part of our society.

That means that 89% of Americans in 1985 were AGAINST the acceptance of homosexuals as being a “natural” part of society.

Also in 1985, America had less than 1% of its population identifying themselves as being homosexual.

In 1985 most Americans looked at homosexuality as a mentally “sick society.”

And a number of sources claim that 92% of Americans attended church in 1985.

The new statistics now say that only 41% attend church in the USA today.

This is part of the problem.

This guy who has bowed the knee to the pressure of losing his position at the college is part of the problem in today’s WEAK society !

ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS should HATE – with a super passion – EVERYTHING that these “unnatural” homosexuals represent!!

Now, I am NOT saying to hate them as a person. No, NOT AT ALL!

They truly need better guidance than they have. They need a better direction to follow.

Now, will this happen in their lifetime!?

Well, it certainly could (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)! And I pray that you take the Way of the Lord our GOD!

As for the act that this society – as a whole – has embraced this “unnatural” act, all TRUE CHRISTIANS should HATE IT! At least those who are wise (cf. Daniel 12:2-3) should.

The Lord our GOD abhors it!

We, as true Christians, should hate the act, along with all the rest of the filthy acts that they are promoting!

As was in the days of the prophet Isaiah, this society is sick! – for the LORD our God says –
“’ Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward. Why should you be stricken again? You will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick. And the whole heart faints. From the sole of the foot even to the head, There is no soundness in it, …” – Isaiah 1:4-5, 6.
The LORD our God is against a person being a homosexual!

TRUE CHRISTIANS – instead of being overly worried about the killing of Cecil; which was a grave tragedy and a great injustice to the world as a whole – we need to stand up for Christ Jesus our Lord and not allow worldly Sodomites to win victoriously over us by caving into them.

In doing so is denying Christ.

Think About This …

Our Lord Jesus Christ made it perfectly clear that He was the very God of the Old Testament.

It was He – who would later be known as Jesus Christ – who had gone to Abraham and warned of the soon-coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their sins.

Now, in all probability, it was the archangels Gabriel and Michael that went into the city of Sodom to warn Lot before those evil and sin-filled cities were destroyed.

Here is just what the living word of the Eternal our God says about these “unnatural” participates of sin –
“But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinful against the LORD” – Genesis 13:13.
The very word sodomy is defined as, “sodomie, fr. LL Sodoma Sodom; fr. The homosexual proclivities of the men of the city in Gen. 19:1-11.” 2
“And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto Me; and if not, I will know” – Genesis 18:20-21.

“But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as [is] good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. And they said, Stand back. And they said [again], This one [fellow] came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, [even] Lot, and came near to break the door...Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground” – Genesis 19:4-9, 24-25.

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination” – Leviticus 18:22.
The word abomination here is “tô ‘ēbâ, meaning “detestable thing, loathsome thing.” 3
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them” – Leviticus 20:13.

“There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God” – Deuteronomy 23:17-18.

“And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel” – 1 Kings 14:24.

“And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made” – 1 Kings 15:12.

“And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land” – 1 Kings 22:46.

“And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove” – 2 Kings 23:17.

“The look of their faces witnesses against them; and they declare their sin like Sodom. They do not hide it! Woe to their soul! For they have rewarded evil to themselves” – Isaiah 3:9.
The homosexuals of today promote their homosexuality with PRIDE!

They DO NOT hide their sin – they promote it!

God’s living word clearly states ‘Woe to their soul!’

They have rewarded evil into themselves.

And, indeed this is so.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), along with the human immunodeficiency virus (AIDS) are testimonies to this.
“Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw [good]” – Ezekiel 16:49-50.

“And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate’ – Matthew 19:4-6.

“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature [or rather, the creation] rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” – Romans 1:26-27.

“DO YOU NOT KNOW that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals [also can be, nor catamites], nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

“FLEE SEXUAL IMMORALITY. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body” – 1 Corinthians 6:18.

“Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” – 1 Corinthians 7:2.

“Knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers [the act of Parricide] for manslayers, for fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other things that IS CONTRARY TO SOUND DOCTRINE, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to trust” – 1 Timothy 1:9-11.

“as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” – Jude 1:7.
So, this guy should NEVER have said that he was sorry.

He should have protested against this to the hilt.

Obviously, our nation is becoming the new Sodom and Gomorrah.

It's sickening.

We are dooming our own self as a nation by ALLOWING this evil to be accepted.

Think About This …

If the actual percentage of admitted homosexuals are low – as it is right now – and we, as a nation, are embracing this abominable lifestyle!? Then just imagine what this nation will be like in a decade!?

Without national repentance, there will be no long-term future for our nation.

If there is a long-term future for our nation, then God is wrong – because either God must punish sin, or there is no need for forgiveness. And truly, if God doesn’t punish America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!

Satan the devil is VERY real and is very much in mega-destruction mode!

This is insane that we as a nation have fallen so far my people.

As our Lord Jesus Christ emphatically stated, “’ All these are the beginning of sorrows’

Sadly, and you can rest assured in the living word of God, that the END of this age is but around the corner!

God will NOT look favorably upon sodomites and their enablers.

And this is happening in ALABAMA!!! A most conservative state in our union.

Our beloved nation is not long unto destruction if this continues.

Our doom is soon coming from within our own land. □


1) Webster, M. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Tenth Edition, Merriam-Webster’s Incorporated, 1996, pg. 556.
2) Ibid. pg. 1116.
3) Strong, J. The Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Bible Concordance, Zondervan, 2001, pg. 1581.

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Facts About the Passover

Six days before Jesus’ last Passover began – Thursday night in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper; as each day starts and ends at sunset. Therefore, His triumphal entry into Jerusalem COULD NOT have been on Sunday. Nor could it have been on God’s holy Sabbath, because the Pharisees and Sadducees would certainly have shouted down the breaking and strewing down of fronds and branches from trees on the road – to them that would have been breaking the Sabbath. This triumphal entry had to be on a Friday. It could not have been on a Sabbath – which today is called a Saturday.

In John chapter 12, on the 10th of Nisan, on the Sabbath, our Lord Jesus asked Father, “’ Father, glorify Your name.’” And a voice from heaven said, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.”

Now, the phrase meaning of the term Ben Ha Arbayim, truly means “between the two evenings.” And, Ba Erev means “sunset.”

So, in the context of Exodus chapter 16, it shows us that the people confronted Moses and Aaron on the Sabbath day. Since it was the holy Sabbath, God did not send quails until sunset – ending the holy Sabbath day. Recall, God had caused quails to come at evening and cover the ground of the camp, making it easy for the people to capture the quails, skin them, clean them, and roast them. So, therefore, in Exodus chapter 16, “And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, …” – at Ben Ha Arbayim – “between the two evenings.”

Therefore, the sequence of events conclusively proves that Ben Ha Arbayim (“between the two evenings”) immediately follows Ba Erev, or rather “sunset.”

Now, Jewish tradition – with its long shadows or its speculations that evening could run from one evening of one day to the evening of the next day is completely debunked by God’s living word in Exodus chapter 16. Truly, Ben Ha Arbayim is the period of time from sunset until dark – hence twilight.

Now, the timing of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ at the ninth hour goes clear back to the timing of Abraham’s sacrifice to the Lord God found in Genesis chapter 15. Notice, however, that Abraham, did not actually sacrifice the animals, “when the sun was going down” he fell asleep. And in Numbers 28:16, we find that at the tabernacle no Passover sacrifice was ever required of God. This was but a tradition of the Jews. And so, broad is their interpretation of “at evening,” that they run it from anywhere beginning at 1pm in the afternoon until sunset.

Truly, anyone who believes that the Jewish interpretation of “between the two evenings” as the actual definition, surely must be in the category commonly known as ignorant; as our Lord Jesus Christ calls them, “’ Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘ … in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments [the traditions] of men.’

So, the parallel between the covenant the Lord GOD made with Abraham, and in a dream, the Lord GOD relayed to Abraham that he would go to his fathers in peace at a good old age, and run that parallel with the last Passover of our Lord Jesus Christ, and there we find the correct timing for the crucifixion, death, and burial of our Lord.

Something to think about isn’t it!?

Our Lord Jesus Christ’s death relates directly with Genesis chapter 15, and that is for the spiritual seed that the Lord GOD described to Abraham – “’ Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.’” the Lord God asked Abraham. “So shall your descendants be.’” Truly, the ultimate glorification of the spiritual seed.

This is also verified in Daniel chapter 12, which shows us that “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, … those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, And those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”

Also, in Matthew chapter 13, our Lord Jesus Christ said, “ …’ the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.’

That is the correct timing for the death and burial of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Understand, the Passover lamb of Exodus chapter 12 – that was for the children of Israel, and the timing of that sacrifice DID NOT relate directly to the crucifixion and the death of our Lord Jesus Christ. They killed the Passover “between the two evenings” – that is right after sunset and before dark, twilight. Recall, put the blood on the side-post and the lentil to protect their firstborn from the death angel which would come at midnight. They were to be ready to leave and ate in great trepidation, not in haste. They were commanded, as we find in Exodus chapter 12, to stay in their houses until morning which is “boqer” – meaning “sunrise.” Because, before sunrise, it’s still dark – yet, it is light enough to see where you are going, but not light enough to necessarily distinguish the identity of anyone walking at a distance.

Passover was on the 14th of Nisan. Plain and simple. □

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

"Under LAW" or "Under GRACE"?

A GREAT many in this world completely misunderstand what our Lord Jesus Christ meant! Do you!?

What law!?

There are a great many in these worldly churches that will argue – that the apostle Paul made it clear that the New Testament Church is no longer under the law – in which they mistakenly attribute to the Ten Commandments. Again, what law!? Because the Ten Commandments were never part of the Mosaic Law – of the Old Covenant. Arguers will quote the apostle Paul, “Before this faith came, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law became our guardian to lead us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian” – Galatians 3:23-25, Berean Study Bible.

A much clearer and truthful version -
“But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor” - Galatians 3:23-25, New King James Version.
But friends, it is not my purpose here to argue any point but to show proof from God’s living word of His truth on this subject.

There are those who will argue and emphatically state – “we are under the law of Christ.” Indeed we are! But, what is the law of Christ!? Do you understand!?

Well, the “law of Christ” – as they say – are 10 simply stated, fundamental, and universal Commandments, written upon stone tablets by the very finger of the LORD our God!

Unlike the likes of the Code of Hammurabi, which truly is woefully insufficient – these 10 brief Commandments, so simple, so direct, that even a small child can understand and memorize the whole code – God gave to all mankind His COMPLETE law which covers the whole duty of mankind toward, first, God – his very Creator – and second, his fellowman.

They are, by their very nature, ETERNAL LAWS!

And that was why it was truly heartbreaking to see one argue with the very fact that – the Sabbath can NEVER be changed or abolished! These simple, yet very relevant 10 Commandments can NEVER become obsolete or out-of-date. NO MAN COULD WRITE SUCH A LAW!

Now, one such arguer went on to also mention that “the feasts of the Jews” are no longer to be kept by the New Testament Church – But here, let’s keep on track with the “law of Christ.”

Understand, this law is NOT the Law of Moses – but the very law of God!

Truly, as we show you from the very living word of God, Jesus Christ’s Kingdom has law. And, unless you – you who proclaim Jesus Christ – are willing to obey the law of the Kingdom of God, you will find yourself before the Judge of judges, who, at the judgment day, will simply say, “’ I never knew you!’” – cf. Matthew 7:23.

Be assured and remember – the law is not in any sense the means through which a man obtains salvation. We do not obtain salvation through the law – we observe the law through the process of conversion.

Friends, it is a failure to misunderstand this – it is the cause of much misunderstanding upon this whole question.

Let us look at some facts –
  1. There are those who maintain – as we do – that the Ten Commandments, the very law of God, are immutable and still relevant to true Christians today.
  2. And, there are those who assert and insist that this law was nailed to the cross. And, they can quote much Scripture in an effort to prove their differing contentions.
Why!? Why this apparent contradiction in God’s living word!?

God’s living word DOES NOT contradict in any way – the Mosaic Law was nailed to the cross!

Now, the Ten Commandments were NOT, as I said earlier, called the Law of Moses – but are rather, the law of God.

The Law of Moses consisted of –
  1. The civic laws – statutes and judgments that Moses relayed to the people from God. Recorded in Exodus 21-23 as well as the remaining books of the Law.
  2. The ritualistic laws, which were added later, summarized in Hebrews 9:10. These ordinances regulated the Levitical sacrifices (Lev. 1-7) and related duties, or “works,” as in the ‘works of the law’ – cf. Galatians 2:16. This referred to the labor involving Levitical rituals which were abolished by Jesus Christ’s sacrifice.
Again, and I cannot stress this enough – the Ten Commandments were NEVER part of the Law of Moses or the Levitical priesthood with its sacrificial system. The civil laws and sacrifices were based on God’s Commandments, which make up the core of God’s laws. Thus, the Ten Commandments precede and transcend every lesser law based upon them — statutes, judgments, precepts, and ordinances. Sadly, most professing Christians mistakenly brand the Ten Commandments as the “Old Covenant.” Yet, the Old Covenant was based upon the Ten Commandments which proceeded the covenant.

How did the original New Testament Church view and understand the law of God?

The apostle Paul wrote, “Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good” – Romans 7:12.

The apostle John wrote, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” – 1 John 5:3.

And truly, our Lord Jesus Christ – which most will not quote – summed it up by saying, “ … ‘if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments’” – Matthew 19:17.

Jesus Christ and the apostles did not dismiss God’s law. However, Counterfeit Christianity took this drastic step in the first century A.D. And the churches of this Counterfeit Christianity have blindly followed ever since!

Sadly, they blindly teach that the Old Covenant was the Ten Commandments. They maintain that Christ came to establish only grace and promises – liberty to do whatever one pleases. Law is not included in their doctrinal booklets. In their minds, these creative religionists have cleverly devised a way to “do whatever one desires” and have a clear conscience. They do not teach Newton’s Third Law - 'every action has an equal and opposite reaction'. They blindly state, “Grace alone ‘saves’ men. And the burden of commandment-keeping is no longer necessary.’

Well, this satanic teaching leads one to believe that the law of God is cruel and burdensome. They proclaim that the fault of the Old Covenant was with the law. Read what Jesus Christ Himself says to those who follow these false understandings –
And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men … ‘All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition’” – Mark 7:7-9.
Notice the WARNING that God inspired in the Book of Jude –
“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness [even lasciviousness, feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire] and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ” – Jude 1:3-4.
Truly, even before the ink was dry on the New Testament, ungodly men had crept into the Church of God unnoticed in an attempt to corrupt her by turning grace into LASCIVIOUSNESS! Just as the temples of Rome were.

This was precisely THE FALSE GOSPEL – which is not another – taught by Simon Magus (also known as Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician), Nicholas of Samaria, Cerinthus, as well as other “founders” of Counterfeit Christianity.

Lasciviousness, in the Strong’s Concordance, is defined as “debauchery, sensuality, lewdness, wantonness, filthy.” Truly, in essence, this meant license to do what seems right in one’s own eyes, according to one’s own conscience.

The universal message from nearly every pulpit falsely tells people that Jesus Christ abolished, or “fulfilled,” His Father’s law – but your Bible says otherwise!

God’s living divine word mentions nothing about grace being a license to disobey the law of God! To be “under grace” means to be extended mercy and forgiveness as a result of sincere repentance and resolve to obey Almighty God.

This is explained further by the apostle Paul –
“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not!” – Romans 6:14-15.
The majority misunderstands the concept here of “under law,” which means under the penalty of the law.

Notice also –
“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law” – Galatians 5:18.
You are under the penalty of the law – death – if you violate the law of God as a way of life.

But a person who is led by God’s Spirit will strive to follow the law of God. And, when he occasionally sins, he repents immediately and is forgiven – 1 John 1:8-10. By virtue of obedience and grace, he is not under the penalty of the law.

Consider! Only if Jesus Christ has risen from the dead can His Spirit guide and strengthen new converts, for it is the Holy Spirit that leads true Christians. Again, the apostle Paul wrote –
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” – Romans 8:14.

The very false idea that “once under grace, we are already saved” is not founded in God’s living word.

Grace is God’s willingness to forgive past sins, as summarized again by the apostle Paul –

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” – Ephesians 1:7.

Notice this key passage –

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” – Ephesians 2:8-9.

The faith “not of yourselves,” is instrumental to salvation. It is not our own human faith. It is the gift of God – the faith of Jesus Christ within us – Galatians 2:20. Our Lord Jesus Christ – our High Priest – looks down and observes our sincerity and effort, and imparts His faith to us through His grace – divine favor and mercy. Those who receive this faith have no grounds for boasting of their works.

Notice this –

“for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure” – Philippians 2:13.

God provides all true Christians with the WILLPOWER, the FAITH OF CHRIST, and MOTIVATION to do His good pleasure. God the Father and Jesus Christ have gone to great lengths to provide the grace – the unmerited favor of Their divine mercy – to help Their begotten children to succeed in their calling. But They expect results!

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” – Ephesians 2:10.

Friends – how crystal clear God’s living word becomes when we let His word interpret itself! It is terribly sad that most professing Christians simply stop at this point and miss the very crux of the apostle Paul’s statement.

The true issue here is not grace or works. Neither is it grace OPPOSED TO works nor is it grace IN PLACE OF works. It is simply –

Grace FOLLOWED by works.

Grace – justification and forgiveness.

Grace – God’s giving of mercy and unmerited favor.

The faith of Christ within us.

If we follow God’s grace with works, Jesus Christ’s description of those who will rise at the glorious first resurrection could surely apply to us –

“’ Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and faith of Jesus” – Revelation 14:12. □

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Letter to our Friends - June 25, 2021

P.O. BOX 6458

Leonard V. Johnson

Dear Friends:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

This Sunday, Disney+ intends to stream a “Pride Party.’ Friends, our recommended sermon for this week is entitled, “’ Cry Aloud, Spare Not,’” in which I warn and admonish the nation of the United States of America as well as all people, ‘as the Lord lives, turn, turn from your evil ways and live!’

God’s living word tells us –
“’ Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins’” – Isaiah 58:1, NKJV throughout, unless otherwise noted.
Surely, Disney+, YouTube, along with Google, will not like this important message from God.

Disney+ has been ruthlessly promoting what they call “This is Me: Pride Celebration Spectacular,” which is all set to stream on Facebook as well as YouTube this Sunday.

It is ever-so-present in ‘this generation’ that the greater majority of our people do not hold to our Founding Fathers' ideals of the future for America – which were Bible-based. Our peoples are becoming ever-more emboldened to silence by any means at their discretion any with biblical views which they no longer want to hear. People all around the world are saying as they did in prophet Isaiah’s day – “Who say to the seers, ‘Do not see.’ And to the prophets, ‘Do not prophesy to us right things; Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits’”

We and our affiliated ministries have posted and published 579+ Scripture-filled sermonettes and sermons on YouTube over the past 8 years. We have been dealing with “shadow banning” for several years, especially upon the publishing of Minister Michael C. Garrett’s important five-part series “Toxic Philosophy” which deals with the ever-growing false religion of governmental politics.

God’s indelible living word has long taught us that there will come a time of famine of His word around the world – Amos 8:11-12. And, we have been warning for years that it will be from the Internet (primarily) where this censorship of God’s living word would come.

Sadly, my brethren and friends, this is but ‘the beginning of sorrows’ of this prophesied banning of truth.

Remember our living Savior Jesus Christ said –
’ I must work the works of Him [God the Father] who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work’ – John 9:4.
We are certainly to follow His glorious example, as we have long not trusted in Google, who bought YouTube in 2006 for a whopping $1.65 billion, which is the main reason why we use other video sharing platforms, such as BitChute and Brighteon – both of which do have “’ Cry Aloud, Spare Not’” up and running.

Friends and brethren as the apostle Paul wrote to the Church of God which was in Rome at the time –
“For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, …” – the mystery of obtaining eternal life, the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord! “ … lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel [the modern nations of the house of Israel and the modern nation of the house of Judah] until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in” – Romans 11:25.
The ‘fullness of the Gentiles’ meaning truly when a soon-coming end-time United States of Europe combined military, with a great civic/military leader, who will have ‘fierce features, who understands sinister schemes … shall be mighty, but not by his own power; He shall destroy fearfully, And shall prosper and thrive; He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people” – speaking of Jerusalem and its newly built third temple.

The apostle Paul also wrote –
“For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God … For you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, just as they did from Judeans, …”
And, brethren, I have received a multitude of grievous and angry letters from our friends in the tiny nation of Israel who continue to –
“ … [kill] both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they do not please God and are contrary to all men, forbidding us to speak [not only to them, but also] to the Gentiles that they may be saved, …” – 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16.
Remember, we are reminded by our beloved King David, “That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9.

Sadly, the majority of today, instead of just writing us with angry letters like the Jews in the tiny nation of Israel, they forbid us from reaching Gentile nations like Bangladesh – a country in South Asia that has an overwhelming desire to hear the Word of God, the Truth of God, and the Plan of God! Our friends in Bangladesh last month did indeed log into our website www.owensborocojc.com a high percentage of times last month! Thank you dear friends in Bangladesh – surely the LORD our God will bless you immensely!

The apostle Paul wrote also –
“And so all Israel will be saved, …” – eventually all the modern-day nations of the house of Israel. “ … as it is written:

’The Deliverer [the living Jesus Christ] will come out of Zion, …’ – the spiritual Church of God, “ … And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob; For this is My covenant [the New Covenant] with them, When I take away their sins’ – Romans 11:26-27.
Truly, glory to be the LORD our God in the highest of heavens! 

As I have written previously –
Sir Winston Churchill once said, “There is a plan being worked out here below.” Indeed he sensed that God was working out His Plan. Can we know and understand this Plan!?

The apostle Paul once used a statement. … In 1st Corinthians 2:4 – “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5) that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” - the apostle Paul who got his teaching directly from Jesus Christ! Paul said, ‘I didn’t learn it from a man, I learned it directly from Jesus Christ!’ So, Paul is relaying to us, and to those people back then, exactly what he had been taught by Jesus Christ!

Verse 6 – “However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7) But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, …”

Now, was Paul intentionally saying that God’s Word is a mystery!?

Look at what he calls it. “ … the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, …”

Paul writes concerning his ministry and the Message which he was teaching – and he describes it as ‘revealing a hidden mystery, this hidden wisdom.’

Now the Greek word “mystery” is mystērion, meaning “secret.” This word only appears in the New Testament which lists it approximately 22 times.

But this is not something that is mysterious or mystic, or even astrological or cultic. It actually means – and in Romans 11:25 I have noted ‘of obtaining eternal life, the hope of eternal life’ – a hidden truth. The truth is hidden from most people.

READ MORE: “‘Mysteries’ of God” – 1 May 2020.
And certainly while the Two Witnesses (which may very well originate from twelve end-time witnesses) along with the dire messages given by the end-time three angels of the Eternal our God – Revelation 11:3-9; 14:8-11) will be called upon to preach to the remnant of God’s people which will be under subjugation – the elect of God – and to preach the everlasting gospel to those who dwell on the earth – to every nation, country, language, and people – we too are to ‘go therefore and make disciples [teach] of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe ALL THINGS that I have commanded you’ – Matthew 28:19-20.

Friends, we in the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries, along with our affiliated churches, believe this – and indeed have been pouring resources into reaching as many as possible.

Was our speaking to thousands of people around the world prophesied!? I’m not sure, but consider the following -
Fifty-one years ago. November 1969, … I was fighting for my life. I was on life support, because of a congenital heart defect. And my mother was at home, after having been at the hospital with me all day, she was rocking in a rocking chair on the front porch of the big white farmhouse where I was born – praying. And off in the distance, she sees a tiny ball of light, which slowly approached her and lands on her right shoulder. She had told me this story when I was about three years old, and I have never forgotten it. She said that the tiny ball of light spoke, “Woman, your son will not need that operation. He will someday travel around the world, and speak to thousands of people.” Now, mind you, I only had a 1.7 GPA, and I had quit high school two weeks into the tenth grade. And now thinking back at this amazing story that my mother had told me, I just could never imagine how that would ever be true. … Well, I have traveled the world, and I have spoken to thousands of people – via the Internet.

(Taken from an excerpt of my personal notes).
Minister Guy LaMar wrote the other day and said, “We will grow - I know we will - but a little flock is what Jesus had and what His church is meant to be. We will reach other lands and someday I feel before it is all said and done we'll be doing a whole lot of traveling.” And I wrote back, “Who knows what our great God has behind the scenes for us, dear brother! We continue to stay close to God, He will indeed continue to stay close to us.” So, truly, those words which my Mother had heard so long ago could still be fulfilled in this latter time.

Suggested Sabbath Day Service

Here is our suggested Sabbath day service for our scattered brethren and friends around the world:

● 2 hymns. (a free printable “Old Time Gospel” hymn site is “The Old Time Gospel”).
● Opening prayer.
● Announcements (if any – a great video for announcements is Deacon Robbie Lamb’s Watchman brief insights of world news in relation to biblical prophecies!).
● Suggested Sermon: “Cry Aloud, Spare Not” by Leonard V. Johnson.
● Final hymn.
● Closing prayer.


World News Items

Jorge Mario – known to millions as Pope Francis – took a step towards possibly making EU founding father Robert Schuman a “saint.” The independent state and enclave located within Rome – Vatican City continues to push ever more for a united Europe. (See: BBC - Robert Schuman: Pope puts father of modern Europe on sainthood path’). And certainly, this latest move is letting the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures, know with no uncertainty that the Pope values European unity to such a degree that one only needs to promote European unity to become a “saint.”

Friends, God’s living word – and yes, we are speaking too of the Catholic Challoner-Rheims Version Bible of which I have in my library, which in between the blasphemous pictures speaks the same – warns about an end-time final United States of Europe – cf.
“’And the ten horns that thou sawest are ten kings [or rather ten kingdoms which God sees kingdoms], who have not received a kingdom as yet, but they will receive authority as kings for one hour with the beast [which will be this final end-time civic/military European leader]” – Revelation 17:12, the Challoner-Rheims Version.

“And after this I saw another angel coming down from heaven [the atmosphere], having great authority, and the earth was lighted up by his glory. And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, ‘She has fallen, she has fallen, Babylon the great; …” – speaking of this final end-time seventh revival of the “Holy” Roman Empire which is a type of Babylonian unity. “ … and has become a habitation of demons, a stronghold of every unclean and hateful bird” – Revelation 18:1-2, the Challoner-Rheims Version.
Minister Michael C. Garrett –
“It ‘has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit [referring to demons], and a cage for every unclean and hated bird [again referring to demons]! 3) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [false doctrine], the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her [they snuggled up and tried to like ‘we’re good buddies with them.’], and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.’” – remember the merchants who say, if they don’t have a good Christmas season they will go out of business!? And Easter – Easter is originally the celebration of Ishtar (an ancient Mesopotamian goddess of fertility), that’s not in the Bible! The Bible talks about Passover and Unleavened Bread, and yet, the religions of this world, the churches of this world, especially of the Western world, teach Easter. And think about all the money that is made. Now, what do bunny rabbits and eggs have to do with Jesus Christ!? Absolutely nothing! But rather, bunny rabbits and eggs are symbols of fertility. And so Ishtar was a Spring fertility right. And yet, somehow, that has become part of modern religion! And St. Valentines, and Halloween – all of these are church-related holidays. And they have nothing to do with Jesus Christ or the Word of God or the Plan of God! Yes, indeed, the merchants of the earth have become rich through these practices! So, this chapter 18, describes, from the mind of Jesus Christ, how that the ancient religion – which originated in Babylon and then got transferred into Europe – will be destroyed. …

Yes, indeed, there’s a whole chapter committed to God and Jesus Christ describing how a whole system of false religion will be utterly and completely and totally destroyed, as the Day of the Lord comes to its conclusion! Everything false will be destroyed!”

(READ MORE: Notes Regarding the Day of Atonement Prophetically the Day of the Lord! Garrett, M.C., May 2018, pgs. 82-83).
In other news – Iran, which just held its election, and like Gomer Pyle says, “Surprise, surprise, surprise – Shazam,” its leader (and I refuse to use the phrase Supreme Leader for him – for there is but One Supreme Leader, Jesus Christ!) preferred the candidate Ebrahim Raisi. (See: AP - Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout’). The Harris-Biden Administration hopes to get a nuclear ‘deal’ with the number-one terrorist nation in the world, but its new president has already stated that he would not meet with the US president. John Bolton – who served as the National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump from April 2018 to September 2019 – considers that the very idea of getting a helpful ‘deal’ from Iran is but a ‘fantasy.’ (See: NewsMax - John Bolton to Newsmax: Iran Nuke Deal Based on 'a Fantasy'’).

Friends, could delays and/or other issues associated with Iran likely be a factor that will trigger a regional war – which will also involve Syria and the tiny nation Israel!? Be sure to read our article, “’ Blow the Trumpet!’”

Are you having health issues!? Well, I noticed in my modern-day teletype (my email) a news report that the HAARP may be firing back up! HAARP which is short for High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has been at the center of wild speculation that its high-power radio frequency transmitter facility can control the weather. (See: ZeroHedge - Is HAARP Firing Up? FAA Issues Warning About "Electromagnetic Radiation"’). Can electromagnetic radiation and 5G have any health risks?

Notice this report -
“The ever-increasing adoption of wireless communication has created a very complex situation of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure. With new technologies such as 5G, the number of devices will increase exponentially and operate on a broader frequency spectrum. With this upcoming technology, the society will be more connected than ever before and would witness huge economic growth. However, it is very important to identify beforehand, if any, harmful or adverse effects resulting from increased exposure of human beings. …

From released reports and published articles, it is evident that there is a strong correlation between distance from cell towers and variety of EMR related health complaints. People who lived in the vicinity of cell towers or base stations reported health issues such as insomnia, fatigue, headaches, and nausea. Some of these people were even diagnosed with serious health diseases such as leukemia, Alzheimer’s, Autism, ASD, neuro-psychiatric issues, brain tumors, and breast cancer. BioInitiative Report has compiled more than 1800 scientific research articles which report serious impact on human and animal bodies like abnormal gene transcriptions, genotoxicity, DNA damage, chromatin condensation, loss of DNA repair capacity, reduction in free-radical scavengers, neurotoxicity, decreased sperm morphology and impaired development of brain and cranial bone. In this section, we have summarized the adverse health effects of EMR exposure. … A strong correlation between male infertility and EMR from mobile phones has been asserted by several researchers …

Exposure to even very low-intensity EMR can affect the blood-brain barrier by increasing its permeability. Blood-brain barrier prevents the flow of toxins into sensitive brain tissues and when its permeability increases due to exposure from EMR it no longer provides the protective barrier. …

DNA molecules in our body directly interact with EMR. The double-helical structure of DNA causes it to act like a fractal antenna. The characteristic of a fractal antenna is that it interacts with a wide range of frequencies. Therefore, the structure of DNA makes it vulnerable to damage from EMR exposure over the entire range of non-ionizing frequencies i.e. from extremely low-frequency range (300 Hz to 3 kHz) to radiofrequency range (3 kHz to 300 GHz). This interaction of DNA and EMR generates free radicals, produces stress proteins, and causes gene mutations. Human DNA and stems cells are permanently damaged by EMR exposure as they do not have the ability to adapt to chronic exposures of EMR and thus DNA repair is not possible …

Currently employed public exposure limits do not provide sufficient protection to people both in terms of long-term and short-term exposure. The exposure limits specified by ICNIRP take into account only the thermal effects and not the non-thermal biological effects in determining their limits. …


People should be made aware that the EMR from using day to day cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth devices are harmful to human health. The levels of radiation observed in most cases such as phone calls, internet browsing on laptops and smartphones, using wireless routers and hotspots, Bluetooth smartwatches and smartphones are unsafe when compared with radiations limits determined by medical bodies. According to the current medical literature, various adverse health effects from exposure to RF EMR have been well documented. For now, wireless technologies must be avoided as much as possible. New and innovative wired solutions which provide the same level of user-friendliness should be encouraged. Intervention of government and medical bodies with the main purpose of protecting human health is of utmost necessity to ensure good economic development without compromising the health of the population. Countries must adopt the guidelines suggested by medical bodies which take into account both thermal and non-thermal effects of EMR. At present, all individuals must take preventive and protective measures to protect themselves from harmful EMR exposure.”

Concluding Comments

Again, Minister Michael C. Garrett, under the great inspiration of God’s Spirit –
“Lamentations 1:3 – “Judah has gone into captivity, Under affliction and hard servitude; She dwells among the nations, She finds no rest; All her persecutors overtake her in dire straits.” – now, this did take place in 605 B.C.! THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN! So, many prophecies are dual – they have an earlier fulfillment, and they have a much larger, more significant fulfillment in the latter days! And this will be one of those latter days fulfillments. Verse 12 – “Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Behold and see If there is any sorrow like my sorrow, Which has been brought on me, Which the LORD has inflicted In THE DAY OF HIS FIERCE ANGER.” – the Day of the Lord!

Chapter 2, Verse 1 – “How the Lord has covered the daughter of Zion With a cloud in His anger! He cast down from heaven to the earth The beauty of Israel, And did not remember His footstool IN THE DAY OF HIS ANGER.” – ‘In the day of His anger’ is the Day of the Lord! Verse 5 – “The Lord was like an enemy. He has swallowed up ISRAEL, … And has increased mourning and lamentation In the daughter of Judah.” Verse 21 – “’ Young and old lie On the ground in the streets; My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword; You have slain them in THE DAY OF YOUR ANGER, You have slaughtered and not pitied.’” – now, ‘pray not for this people’ is indeed a Message from the Bible.”

Friends, a major change is prophesied – and it is coming – this world is about to get freight-trained! Let us all get our spiritual house in order NOW (Luke 21:34-36; Zephaniah 2:1-3).

In deep gratitude and love, in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,
Leonard V. Johnson

Monday, June 21, 2021

Letter to our Friends - June 18, 2021

P.O. Box 6458

Dear Friends:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

I would like to remind all that the active and living HEAD of our ministries is Jesus Christ! There are a great number of churches of God that apparently have forgotten that. Well, friends, it can be said – even the leader of the KKK organization claims to be “a Christian organization.” Again, many of these churches of God appear not to be conscious of our LIVING JESUS CHRIST! – “for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” – Acts 4:12.

Friends, there are many who rebuke us for calling out false prophets and false teachers – at least the ones we know of personally. They’ve been offended. Do we as shepherds have the authority of Jesus Christ to say such things!?

Let’s begin with our Master, Savior, and Elder Brother who warns –
’ Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.’ – Matthew 7:15.
The word beware means that every one of us should be alert, but especially shepherds, to identify not just false teachings, but false teachers, whose ways may be very subtle. They’re clothing themselves with the wool of lambs while they are truly wolves.

The apostle Paul speaks the same –
“Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, … For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock” – Acts 20:28, 29.
Our Lord Jesus speaks of this again –
“ …’ Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees’ – Matthew 16:6.
Truly, the apostle Paul had the same kind of group in mind and the same kind of error in mind when he spoke to the Church in Philippi –
“Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation! … For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.” – Philippians 3: 2, 18.
And he said the same to the Church in Rome –
“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them” – Romans 16:17.
Now, friends and brethren, to avoid them, you have to know who they are. You can’t avoid somebody if you don’t know who they are. Also, this identifying and avoiding shows up being taught in Corinth as well –
“But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler [one who HATES], or a drunkard, or an extortioner – not even to eat with such a person” – 1 Corinthians 5:11.
In other words, true Christians – and shepherds in particular – should be discerning and be alert to any behavior or teachings that dishonors Jesus Christ and destroys people – and not ever treat it in a casual or harmless way.

In the Book of 1st Timothy the apostle Paul goes beyond just avoiding them – but to rebuking them publicly – speaking of elders who persist in their error –
“Do not receive [or admit] an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear” – 1 Timothy 5:19-20.
Now, mind you, the only false prophets and false teachers of whom I have dissed in the past have been witnessed by two or three others. And I had always tried to explain their error and give reasons for exposing them – setting a tone of truth and love – not just slinging mud. As for those who persist in sin – that can be the sin of false doctrines or evil behavior.

And note – the apostle Paul went on and actually named destructive false teachers –
“having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, of whom Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme” – 1 Timothy 1:19-20.

“This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes – 2 Timothy 1:15.

“And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who are strayed concerning the truth, …” – 2 Timothy 17, 18.

“for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, … Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works” – 2 Timothy 4:10, 14.
He at least named six false teachers that the Church of God should watch out for.

But again, what of exposing publicly these false prophets and false ministers!? In 1st Corinthians, the apostle Paul speaks about how we as true Christians should assess Paul, Cephas, and Apollos – because the people are choosing their favorite ministers and boasting –
“For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. …” – 1 Corinthians 4:4-5.
So, should “judge nothing before the time” keep us from identifying false prophets and false teachers or from even naming them!? No. It means the LORD God is the sole Decider or Dijudicator. Though we may expose them publicly, we do not judge them in their heart (cf. 1 John 4:1) – the LORD God being the Judge! After all, only JESUS CHRIST “will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.” But for now, our job is indeed to beware, take heed, note, avoid, and if need be expose — but not judge.

Friends and brethren, if I am moved by God’s Spirit to expose a false minister or false teacher I do so only for your benefit – I do it with the pure love of God – for the love of you! – cf. John 13:34-35.

Minister Guy LaMar reminds us in his latest “Think About This…” short article of the very fact that TIME IS GROWING EVER SHORTER! Our Lord Jesus has said, “’ I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work’” – John 9:4. Truly, what lessons are here for us, and what encouragement from our Example!

As I have mentioned many times – it does appear as if God the Father and our Lord Jesus have been holding back the utter destruction of the United States of America, the United Kingdom and her Commonwealth Nations, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand respectively – because there are maybe ten in one-million righteous people within these nations!? It should make us wonder. Is that number depleting as time goes by!? Jesus Christ is soon coming! And like Minister Guy asks, “will it be within this next decade!?”

But for what it is worth – our Lord Jesus Christ clearly WARNED to WATCH
’ But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only’ – Matthew 24:36.

’ But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into’ – vs. 43.

’ Blessed is the servant whom his master, when he comes, will find so doing. … But if that evil servant says in his heart, ‘My master is delaying his coming,’ … the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of’ – vss. 46, 48, 50.

’ WATCH therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming’ – Matthew 25:13.

’ But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day [the Day of the LORD] come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the whole earth [after the resurrection of the saints of God] …’

’ WATCH therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man’ – Luke 21:34-36.

’ Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branches has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it [or rather He] is near – at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation [the generation which sees all these things come to pass] will by no means pass away till all these things take place’ – Matthew 24:32-34.
WATCHING we certainly witness that there is every indication that God the Father and Jesus Christ are now speeding up the things which MUST take place before Their coming! Well, friends, ‘summer is near’! – right at the door!

In the Book of Revelation a great prophecy of our God in which an angel with a loud voice cries out, ‘Do not harm the earth and the sea, or the trees UNTIL we have completed in sealing God’s servants on their foreheads.’ Friends, when will the sealing of the 144,000 be finished!?

God has also said, and we certainly should read this passage in its entirety -
“Isaiah also cries out concerning ISRAEL: ‘Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, The remnant will be saved. …’”
The message given by the apostle Paul may appear to differ from what the prophet Isaiah intended, but there is a sameness of sentiment in both messages. This also is a reference to what our Lord Jesus Christ said, “’ And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened’” – here speaking of a remnant of the physical descendants of Israel will indeed be saved.
“’ For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth’” – Romans 9:27-28.
Truly, the ‘cut it short’ means a speedy completion of His work and word, both in cutting off the one portion and saving the other.

And as the apostle Paul continued in his thought –

“ … Isaiah said before: ‘Unless the LORD of [armies] had left us a seed …’”

Note the apostle Paul in verse 24 of chapter 9 stated – “even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles.” ‘a remnant,’ small at first, but in due time, to be a seed of plenty! But for this precious seed – but for us my brethren, God’s chosen people – this whole world would have quickly become like Sodom and Gomorrah! Imagine if there had been no righteous Noah!?

And, while we are here, let us finish the apostle Paul’s message concerning this. But, let’s go down to verse 33 –
“As it is written: ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, …’
He is, of course, referring to Jesus Christ!
“…’ And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’”
As Minister Michael C. Garrett wrote:
“If you believe on the Rock of God, you will not be ashamed. But let’s reverse this. Let’s turn the coin over and realize that this sentence also says, ‘that if you do not believe on Him, and you are ashamed of His name and His Message, then you’re lost.’ You have no hope – you have no attachment to Him. The ONLY source of eternal life you have will come from Jesus Christ! Not even God the Father!”
Here from now on, things may occur VERY SUDDENLY AND RAPIDLY, to finish the great work and word of the Eternal One!

Nevertheless, please PRAY for this work of God as never before!

Suggested Sabbath Day Service

Here is our suggested Sabbath day service for our scattered brethren and friends around the world:

● 2 hymns. (a free printable “Old Time Gospel” hymn site is “The Old Time Gospel”).
● Opening prayer.
● Announcements (if any – a great video for announcements is Deacon Robbie Lamb’s Watchman brief insights of world news in relation to biblical prophecies!).
● Suggested Sermon: “Revelation – A Book of the Past and the Future (Part Two)” by Leonard V. Johnson.
● Final hymn.
● Closing prayer.


World News Items

Long-time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was replaced last Sunday by a narrow vote of 60 to 59 in Israel’s parliament. The new coalition that ousted him will not last nearly as long as he did (See: NewsMax – Fred Fleitz to Newsmax: Netanyahu ‘May Be Back’ in Charge of Israel’) along with (AP – Israel Oks contentious Jerusalem march, weeks after war’). Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is an Israeli nationalist who opposes a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine and settlements on the West Bank. Again, there was a violent development this week between Gaza and Israel (See: Reuters – Israel Strikes Hamas Sites Over Fire Balloons, Challenging Truce’). Indeed another coalition will one day form that will allow daily and annual sacrifices to resume – consistent with Daniel 9:27; 11:31, and Daniel 12:11. Truly, the fact that a combined right and left-wing collation with an Islamic faction got together helps show us that something so bold can certainly take place – and will.

The G7 nations have agreed to try and counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative – known also as the Silk Road Project (See: Reuters – Germany’s Merkel hopes for G7 infrastructure plans for 2022’). Now, presuming that anything happens along this line, we should expect to see a benefit to EUROPE – as it is destined to dominate world trade soon – consistent with Revelation chapter 18. Truly, the Europeans are taking great strides in propelling their economies greater than that of the USA (See e.g.: ‘Watts Up With That? – General Atomics to ship world’s most powerful magnet to ITER global fusion energy project’).

With a new US administration as well as the post-Brexit UK, we are seeing other trade matters which were announced this week between the US and the EU, as well as between the UK and Australia (See: VOA - the US, EU Reach Truce in Major Trade Battle’). We should continue to expect to see trade arrangements between the descendants of Joseph – the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. See also: DW - Biden meets EU leaders, thaw in aerospace dispute agreed.’

There is much on the move – prophetically speaking.

Concluding Comments

Brother John was inspired by the Lord our God to write the following –
5) "This is the Message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that GOD is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6) If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7) But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin" - 1 John 1:5-7; NKJV.
Friends and brethren, let us always walk in the light of truth. Let us NEVER practice darkness. Believe that our Lord Jesus can cleanse us from all sin.
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31) Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32) And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as GOD in Christ forgave you" - Ephesians 4:29-32; NKJV.
As far as fellowship with one another goes, let us meet with other brethren when we can. And do NOT neglect to try to attend the Feast of Tabernacles.

In deep gratitude and love, in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior,

Leonard V. Johnson