Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Idol Worship

A Complete Secular Exposition!

by Guy C. LaMar

A great many of our people are grasping hold of their idols! Politics can be an idol.

Obsessing over a political agenda, be it the Left or be it the Right makes such a person an idol worshiper.

It’s too often that so-called Christians fool themselves by sticking with a political ideology or a political party, and before long they entwine it with their religion.

This is NOT what our Lord Jesus Christ did!

Jesus respected the Roman government of His time, though it was under EVIL rulership.

He certainly knew that this world was NOT of the Kingdom of God – cf. John 18:36.

He said to the Jewish sect – to the hypocrites – “’ Whose image and inscription is this? … Render therefore to [Tiberius Caesar Augustus] the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’

Today, would our people that associate themselves as Democrats say, ‘respect Trump,’ or would they rather hate on him with FILTHY language!?

Today, would our people that associate themselves as Republicans say, ‘respect Biden,’ or would they hate on him with FILTHY language!?

The greater majority of our news media is Satan the devil’s propaganda – and it is all to alter one's belief.

True Christians are to guard their minds – cf. Proverbs 4:23.

Preachers and teachers that preach that believe that we should wrap a sermon in the day’s newspaper or with the news media with God’s living word – the Holy Bible – is W R O N G!

Our Lord Jesus Christ emphatically stated, “’ It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God’” – Matthew 4:4.

IT IS WITH ONLY THE BIBLE that Christians should wrap themselves with!

That is not to say that we shouldn’t know what is happening around the world. Our Lord Jesus Christ says, “’ Take heed, WATCH AND PRAY; for you do not know when the time is near.’” However, so many people make the “goings-on” a religious stepping stone for their political obsession.

How many so-called Christians do you know that concern themselves only with what the LORD our God’s living word says – and don’t give much mind to this insanely SATAN-led world!? – cf. Matthew 4:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4.

True Christians are to focus on ‘seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness’ (Matthew 6:33) – on serving God. It is not to obsessively concern themselves with this world’s changing affairs, of which they personally can do nothing about. Yet, sadly, so-called Christians will reason away their ways (cf. 2 Corinthians 10:12) on just why they must “watch” and trouble their minds with worldly affairs.

A true Christian will take heed to what our Lord Jesus Christ said, “’ Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble’” – Matthew 6:34; 24:6b.

A true Christian is going to be focused on the living WORD OF GOD, and all things related to the LORD our God.

Some, sadly, allow their political prejudices to guide them away from their brethren – who may make a remark which goes against their personal political stance that they will not accept or respect.

This is a tool of Satan the devil!


We, as true Christians, are commanded to “come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues” – Revelation 18:4.

Trying not to entwine this world with godly matters is the Way a true Christian should be living.

So, friends, I am starting up a NEW church where it’s based upon SPIRITUAL HEALTHY FOOD – where worldly politics has no place, and backbiting and gossiping will NOT be tolerated.

In fact, the LORD our God hates gossip!

“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17) A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18) A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren” – Proverbs 6:16-19.

When you go to church services and you hear worldly affairs at the beginning of a CHURCH service, then you are NOT properly keeping the SABBATH holy!

You are promoting ‘the god of this age’ and his worldly system.

This is something of which I shall NEVER again allow in my life to be a part of in a church service.

I fear with great reverence the LORD our God. I love the LORD God with all my heart, soul, strength, and mind – and I know that He wants me to focus on His glory, not the woes of the world – of which Satan the devil has made mankind go towards.

We are either God’s TRUSTED AND LOYAL begotten children, or we are just playing church – having nothing more than a social club – all the while living worldly!

“Again the word of the LORD came to me saying, … ‘But IF the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand’” – Ezekiel 33:1, 6.

Again, Jesus Christ told us to ‘WATCH AND PRAY’ for the things to come, NOT obsess over them!!!

To ‘watch’ is to observe – to allow it some attention where it relates to end-time prophecy.

To Note: Clearly, the ‘signs of His coming, and of the end of the age’ has sprouted, but by no means is this age as terrible, or even ‘as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time’! You can surely find this out by a simple world history study.

We should not be overly obsessed over this ‘great tribulation’ to come, as many worldly churches are today. Too many make a religion out of worldly politics!

It is true that the political scene changes the landscape of society, but God’s chosen people are to stay focused on the kingdom of God and of His righteousness – the Way of our Lord Jesus Christ – NOT ON THIS WORLD!

True – true – Christians are to be focused on J E S U S – that is where one’s protection is.

We are not to hide in the “caves and in the rocks of the mountains” trying to save our mortal bodies – cf. Revelation 6:15. Our Lord Jesus made it emphatically clear, “’ For whoever desires [or obsesses] to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’

The LORD our God says the one who ‘dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.’ He who says, ‘the LORD is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust’ He will deliver from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence” – Psalm 91.

Brethren, we should recall that our Lord Jesus says as an example, “’ Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming’” – Matthew 24:40-42. Our physical death may be our protection!

Also, we should consider how the apostles died! Are we, as God’s begotten children, any more special than they were, and are!? If we glance at Christian history, we see that most true Christians died a most horrible death!

We, as true Christians, each will go through our own tribulation – cf. 2 Timothy 3:12. Persecution comes in many forms.

“And I said to him: My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they that come out of great affliction [great tribulation], and they washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” – Revelation 7:14, Codex Sinaiticus.

Now, it doesn’t say ‘the great tribulation’ – not even in the original King James Version – it just says, ‘they are going to come through a lot of troubles.’ It’s looking into the future, and so the verb tense actually should have been ‘these are they which WILL COME OUT OF.’ These people will come AFTER tribulation – they will go through an awful lot of horrible things in the end-times, and maybe not even the end-times, if you were in the Middle Ages and the plague was all around you – you were in tribulation. Surely there were many people who were attacked because of God’s religion – maybe some of those people were killed because of God’s religion (see James 1:27) – they came after hard times to be entered into the Kingdom of God.

An automobile accident can be ‘a great affliction.’ Cancer can surely be ‘a great affliction.’

There’s a quote by Abraham Lincoln which says, “It is not the years in your life that count – it is the life in your years.” It’s NOT how one dies in which a person should be remembered for, but it’s how that person lived.

To die in the faith secures the person in the faith.

Yet, the churches of the world love to preach gloom and doom while disregarding the POWERFUL MIGHTY HAND of JESUS CHRIST to save them! – cf. 2 Timothy 3:5.

Our Lord Jesus Christ answered them, “’ All too well you reject the commandment of God that you may keep your tradition. … making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do’” – Mark 7:9, 13.

I have come to realize how extremely lacking in God’s Spirit and stiff-necked a rebellious people can be when the holy Sabbath is supposed to be HOLY and also supposed to be UPLIFTING God’s begotten children – not placing in their minds gloom and doom!

My whole life I have tried hard to see the best in others – not looking at things by how JUDGMENTAL people look at things. But rather looking at things for the good of others.

Sadly, 98% of the time the people that I have listened to who bashed others over the head for whatever reason, was bashing them while they themselves were doing the very same thing they were bashing others for.

It is true that our Lord Jesus Christ hung around tax collectors and sinners – Matthew 9:10.

Why was our Lord Jesus Christ hanging out with the likes of tax collectors and sinners (which surely included prostitutes)!?

He stated, “’ Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance’” – Mark 2:17. He was accused of being gluttonous, a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners alike! – Matthew 11:19. He was even accused of being possessed of a demon! – John 8:48, 52. He was even accused of being Beelzebub himself! – Matthew 12:24. He was accused by the busybodies of His day.

He was helping them see the Light from the darkness!

But the people only saw with blind eyes their judgments upon Him.

They judged by their wicked hearts.

They didn’t want to be around sinners (which certainly would have included prostitutes) because they were afraid they would be enticed to be engaged with a sinner! – cf. Proverbs 28:5. They were afraid they too would become a whoremonger!

The apostle Paul teaches, “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, …” and certainly we can include ‘prostitutes,’ and ‘homosexuals.’ Because, in order to not keep company with them, “ … you would need to go out of the world.” – 1 Corinthians 5:9-10.

As our Lord Jesus teaches us, we are to let our ‘light so shine before men, that they may see [our] good works and glorify [our] Father in heaven.’ – cf. Matthew 5:16.

The older I get I find myself distancing myself from people more and more – because of my abhorrence of their bitterness towards others. People mocking and hating on others who cannot see the truth of God as clearly as they might.

I HATE arrogance, and when I see a braggadocious individual, I find myself trying to separate myself from that individual.

Brethren, how can we even begin to call ourselves a true Christian, if we do not love our enemies and do good to those who hate us!? – cf. Luke 6:27-36.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is our example!!

Jesus FORGAVE and LOVED the very ones who MURDERED Him! – Luke 23:34. We, as true Christians, must forgive so that we are forgiven! – cf. Luke 6:37.

Yet, some people – in a somewhat bragging manner – will state, “I am not that good to be like that!”

Well, have they tried!? Have you “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”!?

In this NEW church group that I am going to build up, I am seeking people who have a great love for Jesus Christ and of His guiding Light! I want no individual with a weekly political rant! – of such does not have God’s Spirit!

There was a famous evangelist who has since died, he spent years entwining his political message with religion. He was only tingling the minds of politically motivated people. Now, he has been dead close to twenty years – and those political rants have zero value if they are listened to now.

It is BIBLE-BASED ministers who preach BIBLE-BASED messages, not worldly messages, that will always stand the test of time! Sadly, those ministers are far and few between in the Church of God today.

“But He said to them, ‘I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent’” – Luke 4:43.

“ … ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in [which also means – OBEY] the gospel’” – Mark 1:15.


Not a political platform!

’ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him [again, which also means – OBEY] should not perish but have everlasting life’” – John 3:16.

’ Go therefore and make disciples [which also means – TEACH] of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them [politics and of political changes] …’

No, He did not command that! … He commanded, “ … ‘ teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; …’” – Matthew 28:19-20.

He commanded us to go into the world and preach the Good News of the soon-coming kingdom of God and of His righteousness – of His undeserving mercy!

So, what it boils down to is – preaching JESUS!

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature [creation]. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be [judged]” – Mark 16:15-16.

Question: Where is salvation found!?

Answer: JESUS!

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” – Acts 4:12.

The gospel message which our Lord Jesus Christ preached was the kingdom of God – which is the Way of God as a lifestyle to live by. And He was that example of that Way!

The gospel message which the apostle Paul preached was the kingdom of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ – that only through Him could one know salvation.

So, the gospel is all things Christ Jesus. It’s about Him, His Way, His government which is ruled by Him – the soon-coming World Tomorrow! And by embracing Jesus one has a doorway to salvation unto eternal life.

“In HIM you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” – Ephesians 1:13.

Sadly, so many within these worldly churches lack Jesus in their lives!

The true Jesus!

Think about this … patriarch Noah surely preached until he was blue in the face to a multitude of people, and at the time of the Flood, had no converts! Prophet Moses was constantly dealing with people bickering and grumbling!

Our Lord Jesus Christ, God made flesh (John 1:14), preached to thousands upon thousands of people – but only had ‘altogether about a hundred and twenty’ coverts.

O’ how often I have witnessed that Old Covenant mentality – of physical preservation – disregarding the spiritual matters! Some have actually tried to take away the very divinity of Jesus Christ! So many have embraced an old Hebrew name – cf. Yahweh – for God, yet have no understanding that the proper pronunciation of that very name has been lost to time.

There are others who claim that the very name Jesus is wrong! Not understanding or forgetting that the original New Testament was written in the Koine Greek! Transliterated from Hebrew and Aramaic, the name is Yeshua. The English spelling of the Hebrew Yeshua is Joshua. When translated from Hebrew into Koine Greek, the name Yeshua becomes Iēsous. In English, Iēsous becomes Jesus – “the Lord is salvation.” The name of Jesus is important because of its meaning and because of whom it represents.

Yet, in the kingdom of God, we will have a NEW language as well as a NEW name – cf. revelation 2:17.

The LORD God certainly knows this world has some 7,117 known languages – many of which are bastardized.

The very name Jesus applies to the SPIRITUAL mindset of the person who speaks in their native language. As an example: If your language is English, then the name of our Savior is called Jesus. 

Friends, the Eternal One knows that when we say “God,” that we are speaking of Him!

He created us, He knows our flaws and our shortcomings – He certainly isn’t too worried about some petty human errors that we are not even in understanding of.

God looks upon our heart and our intent of where we are truly focused! – cf. 1 Samuel 16:7; Jeremiah 17:10.

We should embrace what God has simply given us and stop trying to complicate matters with silly stuff – like how someone may pronounce tomato. Too often folks in church groups greatly lack meekness and rather have haughtiness.

It is rather annoying to be around people that appear as though they MUST be seen and heard by others. And when such people speak, they wish themselves to be like the latest trend of today’s newscasters. 

They want to be the news, rather than presenting the news. The same goes with how many people speak at church today. Mostly it is a message of political news or self. Of such, there is no place within the Body of Christ!

’ And when you pray, you shall NOT be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues [in the churches] and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward’” – Matthew 6:5.

“’ Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed’” – 1 Samuel 2:3.

In fact, of such, God says He hates!

Yes, indeed He does! And, if you are a true Christian, you will come to hate being around such types – as we are to discern the spirits, to know whether they are from God or not.

“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate’” – Proverbs 8:13.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” – 1 John 4:1.

“To another the working of miracles, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of [languages], to another the interpretation of [languages]” – 1 Corinthians 12:10.

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” – Hebrews 4:12.

God’s people have 9 traits of character that show themselves – cf. Galatians 5:22-23.

1. Love
2. Joy
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faith
8. Meekness
9. Self-Control

Ministers are to teach these traits – but if the people are too stiff-necked, then God’s living word is clear – part company with such!

I have tried in many different ways to show and preach against error, but NEVER EVER in a personal attack on anyone. It is the wrong spirit of which I am to preach against, not the poor and misguided individual.

In Mark 3:25, Jesus states, “’ And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.’

The apostle Paul says, “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.

I made sure to show each person at church our doctrine. Yet, some would rather express their own opinions instead of what the church has established as sound doctrine.

“For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple [meaning the babes in God’s word]” – Romans 16:18.

O’ how evident this has been when people come in with their own agendas – instead of the agenda of Christ Jesus! It certainly will be pleasing to witness unto a godly-spirit of people than to those with a rebellious spirit – the ones who act as if they know more than anyone else. Those who constantly undermine the ministry and the minister.

Like was the case with patriarch Noah, the door to the Ark has been closed – cf. Genesis 7:16.

After the waters receded, the tops of the mountains were seen – there was work to be done – cf. Genesis 9:13-22.

“’ I set My rainbow in the cloud, …’” – vs. 13.


“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:6-7.

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love” – 1 Corinthians 16-13-14.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” – 2 Corinthians 5:7.

I will not any longer allow myself to focus on long-dead church leaders, and how they taught this, or how they taught that.


God will lead the route to go.

JESUS must be the main focus.


Those that think that they can find salvation by feeding their ego or promoting ‘dead works’ or promoting ‘dead fruit’ or promoting world news as a foreground to a church service – they have NOT entered through the narrow gate which leads to life. Because that is not the works of God!

We all have to work out our own salvation!

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” – Philippians 2:12.

Brethren, just as God’s servants of old had to deal with – so we all have to be faithful unto God. We must stay clear of the rebellious spirits and humbly seek our Lord Jesus Christ!

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. …” – 1 Samuel 15:23.

So, as for me, it is – ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIER!!

After the Feast of Tabernacles 2021 – God willing – I will be getting a building in Tennessee. I will rent it until I am able to actually build one. I have found a barn builder that can actually make a building for me for fairly cheap.

The plan is to have a Wednesday night Bible study and a Sabbath morning service – once I get the winds in my sails for this great work of God.

Also, will be printing literature up to be placed in Christian bookstores. Will be doing online Internet as well as a local Christian radio program.

Next year – hope to have a feast site! Maybe Gulf Shores, Alabama, or Jekyll Island, Georgia, or maybe at some local state park. As long as I am blessed with the financial capabilities.

My job will greatly make this all reality – if it’s meant to be. □

Monday, August 23, 2021

Are We Insane!?


More and more people are becoming insane!

In some nations, if you haven’t had the COVID-19 vaccine, they will NOT let you purchase food at stores!

With these absolutely insane vaccine mandates, people are submitting to government authority which tells them that they cannot even enter a restaurant without proof that they have had the vaccine!

As Jackie Gleason used to say, “What the hell is the world coming to!?”

Does it seem possible that this is getting people mentally prepared to accept a government mandate that soon we will not be allowed to “buy or sell” anything without some kind of government approval!?

Sounds like the “MARK” spoken of in the Book of Revelation!

Could this whole thing be a precursor!???

I would rather see the United States of America on her knees before her God than on her knees before her enemies!

Now in Washington D.C. – the fraudulent president Sleepy Joe – is telling us that we are at the mercy of the Taliban terrorists to ALLOW AMERICANS – Oh lordy, in their good graces (can you hear the sarcasm!?) to get out of the country of Afghanistan, as we stand by seemingly helpless to do anything about it!

Our government now finds itself in the position of kneeling before the Taliban terrorists begging for mercy!

These such things are inevitable to a nation that has rejected GOD!

But friends, there is GOOD NEWS! If you – personally – kneel before and completely “sell-out” to our Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior you can claim the glorious promises mentioned in Psalm 91!

YOU can be spared, protected, and blessed even when our great nation completely falls to her enemies.

If we, as a nation, do not repent, we will - in a matter of time – completely fall as a sovereign nation!

Recall what happened to the kingdom of Israel.

We are but on the VERGE of the prophesied coming ‘GREAT TRIBULATION’ – Matthew 24:21-22.

What is your level of dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ!?

Are you ready for the soon-coming kingdom of God!?

ALL ‘these things’ spoken of by Jesus could indeed happen in this decade!

Remember: the 40th Jubilee is fast approaching in 2027! Two thousand years from when our Lord Jesus Christ began His ministry!

Is there a chance that our KING will return at that time!? IF so (and I have never set any dates, and absolutely no man knows the day or the hour), but IF SO – then the ‘great tribulation’ must occur first!

And that will last for 3½ years!

So, again, ARE WE READY for the soon-coming kingdom of God!?

If you have slacked in your dedication, then spiritually rededicate yourself to Jesus Christ! Give your life, your body, your mind, and your heart to Jesus!

We are truly living in divisive times – even if the ‘end of this age’ isn’t now!

It is somewhat calm right now in the western world, but the times will soon get worse as the return of our Lord Jesus approaches!

Keep in mind the living word of Jesus when He says that it will be worse than it ‘has [ever] been since the beginning of the world’” – Matthew 24:21.

Friends, ‘a third of mankind’ will be killed – completely wiped out – before the glorious and powerful return of Jesus Christ! – cf. Revelation 9:18.

Also, the Two Witnesses must come on the scene.

A great many of God’s end-time prophets must proclaim this dire WARNING message!

Friends, we ALL need to get CLOSE to JESUS CHRIST!!!

Jesus is our only answer.


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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Letter to our Friends - August 20, 2021

Leonard V. Johnson

Dearest Friends in Christ:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

Haiti Earthquake

On 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti. The earthquake struck with a 10-kilometer deep hypocenter near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, approximately 150 kilometers west of the capital city, Port-au-Prince!
7.2 magnitude earthquake hits Haiti; leader says lives lost

August 14, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, with the epicenter about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Haiti’s new prime minister, Ariel Henry, said on Twitter that the ″violent quake″ had caused loss of life and damage in various parts of the country. He said he would mobilize all available government resources to help victims and appealed to Haitians to unify as they ″confront this dramatic situation in which we’re living right now.′

People in the capital felt the tremor and many rushed into the streets in fear, although there did not appear to be damage there. …

The impoverished country, where many live in tenuous circumstances, is vulnerable to earthquakes and hurricanes. It was struck by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in 2018 that killed more than a dozen people, and a vastly larger magnitude 7.1 quakes that damaged much of the capital in 2010 and killed an estimated 300,000 people.

The National Hurricane Center has forecasted that Tropical Storm Grace will reach Haiti late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Friends, Haiti has had grave problems and troubles, and this massive earthquake surely made matters even worse!

Please keep those in Haiti in your prayers.

We, of course, do realize that our Lord Jesus Christ predicted earthquakes and troubles in various places for this end-time:
“ … ‘And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows’ – Mark 13:8.

’ Take heed, WATCH AND PRAY; for you do not know when the time is. It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming – in the evening at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning – lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: WATCH!’ – Mark 13:33-37.
So, it’s important to notice that our Lord Jesus listed earthquakes as one ‘sign’ that precedes the ‘great tribulation’ – Matthew 24:4-22; see also “Prophetic Events To Watch For”. And He told His servants to ‘WATCH AND PRAY’!

In the article, we listed weather sorrows and troubles around the world as one of the many things we are to ‘watch’ for.

Massive earthquakes can trigger supervolcanoes! Notice this from 2017 –
Almost 770 earthquakes have been recorded in Yellowstone Park over the past two weeks — more than normal but not a sign of volcanic activity, scientists say.

As of 11:30 Friday morning, 769 quakes had been recorded in the current swarm, said Jamie Farrell, a research professor of seismology at the University of Utah.

The swarm, which began June 12, is ongoing, he added, though the frequency of earthquakes has slowed down a bit. Typical swarms comprise 10 to 50 quakes, Farrell said.

“As of now, everything that we can see looks like these are tectonic in origin,” he said. “There’s no volcanic signature to any of these events that we’ve found.”

There are many so-called “experts” who believe that such disasters could never happen in our lifetimes. But they are wrong! Notice what the apostle Peter was inspired by God’s Spirit to write –
“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2) that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3) knowing this FIRST:

That scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4) and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since our fathers fell asleep [died], all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’

5) For this they willfully forget [are ignorant of]: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6) by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.

7) But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for FIRE until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8) But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is LONGSUFFERING toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

10) But the Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

11) Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you be in the holy conduct and godliness, 12) looking for and hastening the coming of the Day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?

13) Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14) Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15) and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation – as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16) as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

17) You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18) but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen” – 2 Peter 3:1-18.
Notice also what the apostle Luke had written –
’ And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven [the atmosphere]. … And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.’ – meaning, demonic powers will be cast down unto the earth!

’ Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory’ – Luke 21:11, 25-27.
We should expect some serious earthquakes in 2021 and 2022! So, God’s living word tells us that there will be great earthquakes that will indeed level mountains and in turn will cause the seas to roar with waves! – hence massive tsunamis!

According to the living word of the LORD our God, these prophecies are faithful and true – Revelation 22:6. Even our people who do not live near water or mountains will be affected! Never think that utter devastation is only limited to places like Haiti.

The LORD our God warns us –
’ 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 unexpected. 35) For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36) 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.

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Suggested Sabbath Day Services

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.
● Suggested Sermonette: “Five Main Doctrines” by Leonard V. Johnson. Other audio sermonettes are available on our Soundcloud Radio channel.
● 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: “Miracles and Prayer” by Leonard V. Johnson. Additional sermons are available HERE.
● Final hymn.
● Closing prayer.


World News Items

The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and the quick takeover of the Taliban terrorists (again as Gomer Pyle would say, “surprise, surprise, surprise!”) has been dominating the news worldwide (See AP - Taliban sweep into Afghan capital after government collapses’) along with (NPR - The Latest On The Taliban's Advancement In Kabul’). There are a great many who see TERRORISM RISING in Afghanistan as well as terrorism coming from displaced refugees fleeing Afghanistan, feeling utterly betrayed by the United States government! (See NBC - The coming U.S. political fight over accepting refugees from Afghanistan’).

The Harris/Biden Administration will bring in Afghan refugees, and many of our people and Congress will support this!

Now, France’s president has raised concerns regarding the European Union accepting refugees from Afghanistan –
August 18, 2021

The first European leader out of the gate to warn about what’s coming was French President Emmanuel Macron, who in surprisingly blunt Monday comments warned that Afghanistan is about to once again become a “sanctuary for terrorism”. It was his statement on Europe embracing itself for “irregular migratory flows” that immediately evoked most controversy:
Speaking on Monday in a televised address from his summer residence, Macron described the situation in Afghanistan as an “important challenge for our own security”.

“We must anticipate and protect ourselves against significant irregular migratory flows that would endanger the migrants and risk encouraging trafficking of all kinds,” he said.
Macron: “We must anticipate and protect ourselves against significant irregular migratory flows…”

There be some US officials which have voiced their concerns that the takeover by these Taliban terrorists of Afghanistan will certainly make that country a base for their terrorist activities! This would be consistent with a prophecy mentioned in the Book of Psalm –
“They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 4) They have said, ‘Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.’

5) For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You: 6) The tents of Edom [the progenitor of the Turkish people] and the Ishmaelites [Saudi Arabia]; Moab [think Jordan] and the Hagrites [they anciently dwelt in the land known as Syria today]; 7) Gebal [Lebanon], Ammon [modern Jordan], and Amalek [Turks]; Philistia [modern Palestinians] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Lebanon] 8) Assyria [whose descendants migrated to Germany] also has joined with them; They have helped the children of Lot [Moab and Ammon in modern Jordan] – Psalm 83:3-8.
Nearly all the above peoples are in lands dominated by Islam–and many countries are accepting refugees and immigrants from those lands!

This end-time prophecy involves TERRORISM!


Because ‘they have taken crafty counsel’ indeed sounds as if it could involve some terrorism.

Friends, bringing in Muslim immigrants into North America will very likely result in some of them fulfilling terroristic prophecies (be sure to read ‘How Democrats are using multiculturalism and immigration to destroy America’).

Without national repentance, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and even Bermuda are doomed. Notice that lack of repentance is indeed listed as a reason that the ‘king of Assyria’ – the final ‘king of the North’ – will become Ephraim’s king:
“’ I taught Ephraim to walk, … 5) But the Assyrian shall be his king, Because they refused to repent. 6) And the sword shall slash in his cities, Devour his districts, And consume them, Because of their own counsels. 7) My people are bent on backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, None at all exalt Him’” – Hosea 11:3, 5-7.
Speaking of vile evil – Islamic terrorists, the United States of America has issued a decree that those who DO NOT agree with their COVID-19 policies – and those who question the last presidential election, and even those who keep ‘religious holidays’ are now considered to be potential domestic terrorists!

Michael Snyder posted the following that is partially related to this –
They Have Come Up With Some Ominous New Definitions For What Constitutes “Domestic Terrorism”

August 16, 2021

Are you a potential domestic terrorist? You may not think so, but the Department of Homeland Security may see things quite differently. A brand new terrorism advisory has just been issued, and some of the things that it identifies as “potential terror threats” should chill us to the core. You see, the truth is that the definition of a “terrorist” is constantly evolving. In the old days, a Middle Eastern male that dresses in traditional Islamic attire, that grows opium in his field and that carries around an AK-47 would have been considered a “potential terrorist” by U.S. authorities. But now … our spooks need a new group of “potential terrorists” to send to Guantanamo Bay, and so they are setting their sights on you. …

You may be tempted to think that I am exaggerating.

I truly wish that I was.

NBC News is telling us that a “terror alert” has just been issued by Homeland Security, and during their report on this new “terror alert” a very alarming graphic was shown to the viewers.

Under the heading “POTENTIAL TERROR THREATS”, the following three categories were listed…

We have never seen anything quite like this before.

Now “opposition to COVID measures” is something that can make you a “potential terrorist”?


So precisely what does that mean?

Does someone become a “potential terrorist” if they speak out against masks, lockdowns or vaccines?

What about sharing information that contradicts the official narratives about COVID? Will that make someone a “potential terrorist” as well? …

I was absolutely shocked to learn that you can get banned on YouTube for offering to pray for someone that has COVID. Apparently, that can qualify as “content” that encourages people to avoid needed medical treatment…

“Content that encourages the use of home remedies, prayer, or rituals in place of medical treatment such as consulting a doctor or going to the hospital”

We really are becoming a “1984 society”, and it is only going to get worse. …

Personally, I am stunned at how rapidly our society is changing … a bill has actually been introduced in Congress which would permanently ban those that have not been fully vaccinated from ever flying again. …

Now dark times are here, and if you express your love for freedom too loudly you may soon discover that authorities have identified you as a “potential terrorist” too.

This truly is a most disturbing development from a nation that claims it is a nation in freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

We are continuing to see very odd weather in the USA as well as in other nations (See CNN - Utah wildfire forces thousands of homes to evacuate as the nation's largest fire in California rages’ and CNN - Dangerous record heat bakes the US on both coasts’). Truly, while God oftentimes uses weather to encourage repentance on a national scale (e.g. Amos 4:7-9), we are not seeing any national repentance! We should expect to see evermore troubles and problems weather-related!

Concluding Comments

The apostle Paul says
“Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic at all? 2) Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose.

3) Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. 4) Don’t just think about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and in what they are doing.

5) Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, 6) who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to His rights as God, 7) but laid aside His mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men” – Philippians 2:1-7, TLB.
My brethren, we need to have love for one another, and like our living Lord Jesus, be willing to give up our lives for the truth to help increase love throughout all eternity!!

In deep gratitude and love, in Jesus' name,

Monday, August 16, 2021

Prophetic Events To Watch For

by Guy C. LaMar & Leonard V. Johnson

Here are things to ‘Watch’ for in the near future.

In the Books of Mark and Luke, the Lord Jesus Christ tells His followers to ‘Watch’ world events that will proceed His Second Coming:

“ … ‘Tell us, when will these things be? …’”

The utter destruction of the temple came approximately forty years later after these words of our Lord Jesus, “ …’ Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’

They continued, “ …’ And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?’”

“And Jesus answered them, began to say: ‘Take heed than no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ [saying that Jesus was the Christos, the Messiah] and will deceive many.’

Now certainly, we can look around our lands and – without naming names – we understand that that’s a prophecy that has surely come true. There are a lot of people who have been utterly deceived about who Jesus Christ really was, what He stood for, and what was His teachings and His doctrines.

He continues, “’ But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled; for such things must happen, but the end is not yet.’

In the Book of Luke we hear the word “commotions,” ‘you’ll hear of wars and commotions.’

And then He goes on in verse 8 of Mark 13 – “’ For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.’

Now, we have often wondered, and we tend to believe, that this reference ‘kingdom against kingdom’ might very well be what was prophesied in the Book of Daniel. ‘The final kingdom of the North,’ and ‘the final kingdom of the South.’
  • Europe will work to reorganize – a final Holy Roman Empire.
  • European nations begin the reparation of their gold.
  • Steps are taken towards the formation of the final ‘king of the South’ – an Islamic federation alliance of nations.
  • A final United States of Europe – a ten-nation combine (see Rev. 17:12) – will have a ‘great army’ (Daniel 11:9-10).
  • The US dollar and US dominance will decrease.
  • US debt will continue to increase.
  • The rising trend of a ‘no cash’ society will increase, eventually, the United States of America will become a whole cashless society.
’ And there will be earthquakes in various places, …’

Certainly, earthquakes which will cause utter devastation.

“ …’famines and troubles.’
  • Weather sorrows and troubles around the world.
But, He adds, “’ These are the beginnings of sorrows.’

Because there are even more things to happen after this!

Our Lord Jesus continued – and this is not just a WARNING for His end-time prophets, but also for all His saints –

’ But WATCH out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be beaten in the synagogues [and in their churches]. You will be brought before rulers and kings for My sake, for a testimony to them.’

‘Now brother will betray brother to death, and father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.’
  • Scoffers in the last days.
Here our Lord Jesus is not just speaking of the people of this world, He is also speaking about many of our own so-called brethren who will literally turn on each other. Notice this from the apostle Paul –

“For you, brethren, … if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!” – Galatians 5:13, 15.
  • The continuing of civil unrest, terror, and the dividing of the United States of America.
  • Trade wars will continue.
  • Morality prophecies fulfilled.
  • The continuation of news media and other Internet censorship continues causing complete deafness of hearing the word of God (see Amos 8:11-12).
  • Jews in Jerusalem will get government authorization to begin animal sacrificing
“ … ‘And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations.’

So here begins – possibly twelve end-time prophets – a mission and power from God the Father and Jesus Christ to begin prophesying – testifying - to kings, to world rulers, to the captured (and even subjugated) elect of God, to a great religious leader and political leader – standing before the god of the earth (Satan the devil) – WARNING for 3 ½ years!
  • The fulfillment of Matthew 24:14 and Matthew 28:19-20.
Our Lord Jesus continues, “’ So when you see, the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not’ (let the reader understand), ‘then let those who are in JUDEA flee to the mountains.’

We can turn to the Book of Daniel to help us understand just what Jesus is saying in this two-fold prophecy -

“’ So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant. And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.” – Daniel 11:30-31.

In approximately 168 BC, the Hellenistic King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, enraged, attacked Jerusalem and executed many Jews! He outlawed Jewish religious rites and sacrifices kept by observant Jews and ordered the worship of Zeus as the supreme god. The city of Jerusalem was destroyed, many were slaughtered, and Antiochus established a military Greek citadel.

The apostle Luke had added, “’ But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its destruction is near.’

The nations which surround Jerusalem today are – Iran, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey.

The armies of:
  • Iran - In terms of overall military strength, the Iranian armed forces rank 14th in the world out of 137 countries that are ranked in 2019. With some 523,000 active-duty forces and another 350,000 reserves, Iran has the largest standing military in the Middle East. 1
  • Syria - Syrian Arab Republic military size for 2018 was 257,500.00, a 7.74% increase from 2017. 2
  • Jordan - Jordan's military size for 2018 was 101,500.00, a 12.5% decline from 2017. (ibid).
  • Iraq, as in the Afghan Taliban - The Taliban has been gaining territory and is now stronger than ever since the start of the war. Its manpower has also been expanding. Estimates given by US officials have risen from 20,000 fighters a few years ago to 60,000 in 2018. 3
  • Egypt - As of 2020, the army has an estimated strength of 340,000 of which approximately 120,000-200,000 are professionals and the rest conscripts. 4
  • Turkey - Turkey's military size for 2018 was 512,200.00, a 0.04% increase from 2017. 5
And we are talking about Islamic nations which are surrounding Jerusalem!

According to some surveys, almost all of Iran's 82,000,000 people are Muslim, with 90% of those being Shi'a, almost all of these from the Twelver sect. The largest religious group in Syria is Sunni Muslims, who make up about 74% of the population. Islam is the official and largest religion in the Middle Eastern country of Jordan. The vast majority of Jordan’s population, about 97.2%, adhere to Islam. In Iraq, 95–99% of the population are Muslims. Islam is the dominant religion in Egypt with around an estimated 90.3% of the population. In Turkey, population in 2021 is 85,042,738, with 99.20% Muslim.
  • A seven-year peace deal will be implemented in the Middle East.
“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week [after 3½ years] He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” – Daniel 9:27.

“And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, …” – Daniel 9:27b.

The apostle John prophesied of this “one” –

“Then I stood on the sand of the sea [speaking of the Mediterranean Sea]. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name …” [the blasphemous name, 666 – as in ROMULUS, the first king of Rome and it was after him that the city of Rome and later the Roman Empire was named. The Greek name for Romulus was LATEINOS. All citizens are called ROMANS.

L = 30
A = 1
T = 300
E = 5
I = 10
N = 50
O = 70
S = 200

The apostle Paul, also, speaks of this “one” –

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away [recall what our Lord Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:9, 12], and THE MAN OF SIN is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4.

“ … So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’

“And he was given a mouth [the Roman Catholic Church] speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months [3½ years]. … Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon [a Catholic pope]. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, … He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven [the atmosphere] on the earth by those signs … telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast … He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.”

Do you recall the past “Holy Inquisitions”!? A group of institutions within the Catholic Church whose aim was to combat heresy. It happened before. It will happen again.

“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and [bond], to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark [one who has converted to Catholicism. You will have to make a conscious choice to receive it] …”

The False Prophet will make the worship of the beast almost irresistible. You will be promised protection, eternal life, peace, and prosperity if you worship the being who claims to be God and receive his special mark. People will line up to get it!
  • The time of the Gentiles will lead to Armageddon.
  • The Red Horse of WAR!
“’ Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath [the Day of the Lord] has been accomplished; … He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women [possibly he will be a homosexual], nor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.’”

“’ Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god [speaking here of the United States of America, the UK and her Commonwealth nations, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand], which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.’”

“’ At the time of the end the king of the North shall attack him; …’” – here speaking of this Islamic federation alliance of nations.

“… ‘and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, … and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. … But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.’”

The apostle John mentions these ‘kings from the east’ –

“Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared.” - Revelation 16:12.

So here’s another whole group of people! Think the nations of the Far East – Japan, China, Korea.

Mighty powerful prophetic Scriptures (as in the books of 2nd Timothy, Habakkuk, Amos, Daniel, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Romans, Revelation, Isaiah, 2nd Corinthians, and Psalm), including those Scriptures which must be fulfilled before the beginning of the ‘great tribulation,’ as well as others that also need to be fulfilled before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ – which are very POSSIBLY in the works right before our eyes!

So, ask yourself these IMPORTANT questions:
  • When will the ‘great tribulation’ begin!?
Will it begin in 2021, 2022, 2023, or so far away in the future that no human alive will be around!? Or, could the ‘great tribulation’ begin today!?
  • What occurs before the ‘great tribulation’ during the “beginning of sorrows”!?
  • What occurs during the ‘great tribulation’ also called the ‘Day of the Lord’!? Is this the ‘time of the Gentiles’!?
  • When is the earliest that the ‘great tribulation’ can begin!?
  • What is the ‘Day of the Lord’!?
  • Who are the 144,000!?
Certainly, COVID-19 and its variants are NOT the end of the world, but could this nearly worldwide pandemic be THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!? Obviously, the novel virus called COVID-19, or rather the China Virus, or as I call it, the Fauci Virus, is wreaking havoc all around the world.

So, the above is certainly things which we should be ‘watching’ for and studying on.

This world has NEVER seen things as it is now seeing! □


1) “Persian Might: How Strong Is Iran’s Military?” RadioFreeEuropeRadioLiberty, 09 Jan. 2020. https://www.rferl.org/a/persian-might-a-look-at-tehran-s-military-capability-amid-the-u-s--iranian-conflict/30368967.html. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
2) “Syrian Arab Republic Military Size 1985-2021” macotreds. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/SYR/syrian-arab-republic/military-army-size. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
3) “The US is greatly downplaying the size of the Afghan Taliban” TRTWorld. 7 Jan 2019. https://www.trtworld.com/asia/the-us-is-greatly-downplaying-the-size-of-the-afghan-taliban-23152. Retrieved 15 Aug 2021.
4) “Egyptian Army” Wikipedia.com. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
5) “Turkey Military Size 1985-2021” macrotreds. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/TUR/turkey/military-army-size. Retrieved 15 August 2021.


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