Saturday, July 30, 2022

Letter to our Friends - July 29, 2022

P.O. Box 6458
Spring Hill, FL 34606

Leonard V. Johnson

Dearest Friends in Christ:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

It’s been a little while since I’ve written to all of you. My wife and I recently took a short vacation to the city of Saint Augustine. We camped at their Campground of America (KOA) with our tiny Retro camper, and lived off the grid (so to speak) for a couple days, enjoying downtown and taking in most of the sites! We truly had a blast!

When I got back to the office, I spent a few weeks recovering! 😂

We published a new PDF online booklet “The Two Resurrections” which we hope will help in clearing away the misunderstandings and the cobwebs of disinformation regarding the glorious promises of the LORD our God – of the resurrection of the dead.

We also have, which hasn’t been out very long, the “Statement of Beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries” – and I might add, of our affiliated churches. A 33-page online PDF booklet that meticulously goes over and through the 40 listed beliefs of our ministry. At this moment in time, because of our financial situation, we only have these booklets online.

Another free no-obligation online PDF booklet in relation to the “lost” tribes of the house of Israel is “God’s Promises To Abraham.” A 116-page transcription of a seven-part series of sermons given by Minister Michael C. Garrett of the Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ by the same title.

Continuing Censorship

This week we posted a reminder on our Facebook pages that censorship is continuing with certain liberal social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. In the sermon “’ This is a rebellious people!’” I speak of this “BLATANT CENSORSHIP: THE GREAT YOUTUBE PURGE”! As I’m sure you are aware, we have multiple social media platforms such as BitChute, and UGETube – which describe themselves as offering “freedom of expression.”

The Apostle Paul has warned us of non-Christians “who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” – Romans 1:18. And, certainly, in this 21st century, we have been witness to a great many ‘Big Tech’ organizations doing just this!

He also admonished his “beloved son” Timothy – which Timothy served as Paul’s representative to several of the churches - as well as all of us dear brethren, to “Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.” BECAUSE –

“ … the time will come when they [the secular world in which we live in] will not endure sound doctrine.” – 2 Timothy 2, 3.

Now, while our YouTube channels have not censored us recently (to my knowledge), in viewership the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries’ other conservative video hosting channels, such as BitChute and UGETube receive far greater viewership than our YouTube channel.

Our Lord Jesus Christ says that true Christians are to “be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But BEWARE of men, for they will deliver [or, even try and deliver you up] to councils [including a council of a church organization] and scourge [or try and embarrass] you in their synagogues.” – Matthew 10:16-17. And I myself can certainly attest to our Lord Jesus’ warning!

Yes. We try to take proper precautions in this anti-TRUTH OF GOD world and strive to do the will of the LORD our God! – cf. Matthew 6:10.

Certainly, these types of “purges” and suspensions from YouTube are not new, however, we are seeing an even greater increase of electronic social-media censorship against ANYONE who does not agree with the mainstream media and/or those who have conservative views and teachings of God’s living word – the Holy Bible. Or, for that matter, those who quote God’s word!

Also, Google, which owns YouTube, has changed its search parameters in a great many areas to reduce the possibility of certain views or beliefs from showing up on the first page of their search engine query. In our view, this has greatly hurt the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries and our affiliated churches’ YouTube channels.

Now, I say this not so that our people should take some kind of political action – but I say this to witness, announce, and warn our people that Authoritarianism Can Happen Again! – even in a so-called “free” society. And that it will take place more and more as the ‘end of this age’ ends. The reality is – Internet censorship was prophesied to occur in this end-time –
“’ Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of HEARING the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, But shall not find it’” – Amos 8:11-12.
Notice that God’s living word tells that a time is coming when the word of the LORD will not be found – worldwide. Truly, in this 21st-century world, the Internet is accessed by people of every continent, country, nation, province, and state – thus, some type of Internet restriction/suspension/ or removal is coming! And in a few nations, it is already here – i.e. North Korea, China, Libya, and South Africa.

Truly, the United States of America no longer has the type of “freedom of religion” or “freedom of speech” that our Founding Fathers wanted. Now, while YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter are not part of the US government, these private entities DO NOT support God or His teachings.

Having and following the views and teachings of God the Father and Jesus Christ as written in Their living word is certainly becoming more problematic in the United States of America!

Sadly, there is soon-coming a day when the US government, as well as various private entities, will stop our efforts on the Internet altogether.

We should consider the words of our God –

“Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, For it is an evil time” – Amos 5:13.

I had announced once to my unconverted wife just what I was teaching for an upcoming Sabbath sermon, “Are The Dead In Heaven?” And she responded, “You just keep pushing their buttons, don’t you!?” I answered, “Someone needs to, and we appear to be the only ministries that are doing so!” However, God’s living wisdom tells us that even then – during this soon-coming ‘evil time’ – those that are doing nothing wrong will need to be silent for safety’s sake.

At this time, while it is still ‘day’ we must, like what the prophet Isaiah was told, - “’ 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.

This is exactly what we in the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries are doing – along with our affiliated churches!


We are denouncing not only the sins of God’s people – see Jeremiah 50:6-7; Luke 15:3-7; Matthew 10:6 – but warning and telling of the sins of the house of Jacob (the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and her Commonwealth of Nations, Australia, and New Zealand, Canada), and also of this world’s false religion – politics.

Notice what Minister Michael C. Garrett has spoken of (and will continue to speak of) – here are seven of his messages:
Notice what Minister Guy C. Lamar of The Independent Christian Church of God has spoken of (and will continue to speak of) – here are seven of his messages:
Also, notice what we here at the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries have spoken of (and will continue to) speak of in this evil age known as this 21st century –
There are a great many in and outside the US government who have devious plans and are watching the Internet with ever-more plans on censorship of material they will someday completely silence.

Notice this from God’s living word –

“Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows – bitter words, That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, ‘Who will see them?’ They devise iniquities: ‘We have perfected a shrewd scheme.’ Both inward thought and the heart of man are deep” – Psalms 64:1-6.

So, if you think that if you’ve done nothing wrong there is nothing to fear from surveillance, consider that many in the US government consider that NOT supporting the LGBTQ+ agenda, or homosexual “marriage,” etc. are “enemies of the state.” Also, it has been said, that people who believe in a Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ should not be trusted and should be considered a potential terrorist!

Feast of Tabernacles

The Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ will be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles on the 10th through the 16th of October 2022 at the Logsdon Community Center 2400 Friendship Dr. Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 (unless unforeseen circumstances warrant changes). We graciously invite all who have a good spirit to attend. You can contact Minister Michael C. Garrett at for additional information.

There are optional activities in Owensboro, Kentucky to enjoy! There is the International Bluegrass Music Museum – website There is also the Yellow Creek Park, which features hiking trails, and multi-purpose sports areas, as well as a Pioneer Village – website Also, there’s the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art – website

This year, the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day services are scheduled to begin on the evening of October 9th and continue until the Last Great Day which is October 17th.

I personally have stayed at the Wingfield Inn & Suites in Owensboro, Kentucky several times. Its location is 3220 W. Parrish Ave. Owensboro, Ky. 42301. Here is a photo from its website -

Should you wish to stay there, the daily room rate is $95 per night, plus applicable taxes. You can call (270) 685-2433 to make reservations.

New Office Equipment

Thank you for your continued support. Your tithes and offerings helped the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries to purchase a Hot Shoe Mount and a Camera Video Monitor. Valuable tools in attaining a more professional video production.

Suggested Sabbath Day Services

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

● TWO songs of praise. (our songbook, The Bible Hymnal, is suggested, there are some Instrumental Accompaniment to the Bible Hymnal available on our website).
● Opening prayer.
● A song of special music. Might we suggest “Lord, I Need You!” performed by Minister Guy LaMar!?
● Sermonette – for most who receive this Letter via email it will be a recorded one. The one suggested for this week is “Personal Message – Becoming a God”.
● Announcements (If Any) – from the deacon or pastor.
● Sermon – from the pastor or a guest speaker. The one suggested for this week is “Future Rulership With Christ” – which will be available this Friday at sunset on our YouTube channel. Other sermons are available at the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries UGETube channel.
● Closing song.
● Closing prayer.

In case you do not receive a ‘Letter to our Friends’ for any week, remember that there are many sermon messages on the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries BitChute channel, as well as our Soundcloud Radio channel. We also are praying that there will soon be a COJCOMAfrica channel under the administration of Erick Odhiambo.

Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

Some researchers in Israel and Russia have discovered that Vitamin D can massively reduce death attributed to COVID-19! (See: WND: Vitamin D deficiency raises risk of death from COVID by 50%’).

Truly, there are other things – other than vaccines, masks, and government-mandated lockdowns – which help our immune system deal with things like COVID-19. And, this is something that organizations such as WHO, CDC, along with Big Tech and social media platforms should have been telling our peoples for a long time now.

The positive benefits of Vitamin D related to COVID-19 have been known for at least a couple of years!

God’s living eternal word warns us –

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19) because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.” – Romans 1:18-19.

“Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man.” – Romans 1:22-23.

That is certainly something that the mainstream media and many others have done this year! Instead, they DENOUNCE that Bill Gates ever said that the population of the world needs to be reduced! And they back up their statement with “As discussed in a 21 November 2011 Forbes cover story profiling the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reducing population growth has always been integral to their stated mission.” 1 Did they just make a deflection!? Instead of taking natural nutritional and other immune-boosting ideas seriously, they push HARD their fear and vaccine agenda!

Instead, according to some, “the COVID-19 vaccines appear to be causing a global health disaster.” 2

And in Russian news – the Russian government along with other BRICS nations are continuing to look at ways to completely bypass the US dollar! (See: United States Gold Bureau – Is BRICS A Threat to the Dollar?’).

We have certainly – through God’s living word; His prophecies – spoken of this at great length before.

The ever-increasing US debt – a whopping $30.7 TRILLION – along with the United States of America weaponizing the US dollar are pushing nations to figure out how to completely drop the US dollar!

Russia, China, and much of Europe have been increasing their gold supply – which we have also spoken of this numerous times. And certainly, because the majority of the world has its international trade tied in with the US dollar when the unbacked US dollar finally does completely collapse, the nations will want something with at least a claimed backing! Already, according to a Fox News 2015 article, “U.S. Roads, Bridges Being Sold To Foreign Companies” “Few people,” the report says, “know that the tolls from the U.S. side of the tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Canada, go to a subsidiary of an Australian company — which also owns a bridge in Alabama.”

After the US dollar has completely collapsed, God’s living word shows us that a United Europe will dominate international trade and finance, and this will certainly involve gold supply – cf. Daniel 7:37-43; Revelation 18.

Concluding Comments

The Apostle Paul admonishes us:
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ [our holy Messiah] with Belial [another name for Satan the devil]? Or what part has a believer [a true Christian] with an unbeliever?

And what agreement has the temple of God [the spiritually begotten children of God] WITH IDOLS?”
And I ask the question – can celebrities become an idol to God’s elect!? (See: Matthew 24:24).

“For you are the temple of the living God.

As God has said: ‘I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.’
Therefore ‘COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM And BE SEPARATE, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.’ ‘I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty’” – 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
God the Father and Jesus Christ are saying this to us NOW!

Indeed, friends, many celebrities can do great things for their people, their country, and individuals. Yet, it is clear that Christians are not to represent God with icons or idols!

The following verses concern Paul and his writings on this subject:
“Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols …”
And indeed an idol can be defined as a worshipping of the gifts in place of the Gift Giver Himself. An object, a job, our family, a minister, or celebrity, etc.
“ … Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, … ‘God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.’” – Acts 17:16, 22, 24-25.

“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man …” – Romans 1:22-23.

“But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is … an idolater … - not even to eat with such a person” – 1 Corinthians 5:11.

“Do you not know that … idolaters … will inherit the kingdom of God” – 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10.

“And do not become idolaters as were some of them … Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry” – 1 Corinthians 10:7, 14.

“Therefore put to death your members … covetousness, which is idolatry” – Colossians 3:5.
Friends, Paul is crystal clear, true Christians do not have idols, and there are to be NONE within the Church of God. Idolatry is the work of the flesh, and true Christians are to turn from any idols to the living God.

In deep gratitude and love, in Jesus' name,

Leonard V. Johnson


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