Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Personal From... WHO is the HEAD of this website?

Leonard V Johnson     About 

WHY IS IT THAT 2.3 k read this website!? How did it come into being!? Does it fill a purpose – does it fill a need!? WHO is the HEAD of this website!? WHAT makes it live!?

Our average first-time visitors for the past six months is 73.1. That’s a 105% increase from the previous six months! And taking a glance at our Google Search Console many of our readers would like answers. So, in this month's Personal, I will try to oblige.
         But let me say this first. We have mentioned several times how a certain Weekly Update is chock-full of nothing but political Right-Wing rants! And I just recently received my copy of a certain WATCH magazine. Thumbing through it I see that their number one seller is still Garner Ted Armstrong. They have nothing new – 2 Peter 3:18. They certainly paint a picture of what’s wrong in this world. But they continue to proclaim just what Minister Guy LaMar spoke about in his op-ed piece “Satan the Devil and David Pack” - They preach hard on the end of the world scenario – it gets them attention and is a money-maker for them and their immediate families. In the said magazine there’s an article entitled “And the WORLD GOES CRAZY.” You do a word search throughout that article and you discover that God or our Lord Jesus Christ is nowhere mentioned. Now, you say, “So what!”? Well, I’m just spitballing here, but shouldn’t a leader of a so-called Christian church group mention God or our Lord Jesus Christ – at least a few times in an article!? Instead of an all-out political tirade!? I highly suggest that you read TODAY “antichrists – in the last hour” by Minister Michael C. Garrett.
     So, I would like to know from our readers what you would like to know – to UNDERSTAND. In the search bar, you’ve typed in – “adulterous generation meaning,” “zuckerberg lord’s prayer against community standards,” “evanjalist,” “oprah of the abiezrites,” “is Dimash muslim,” “garner ted Armstrong sermons,” “are anchovies biblically clean,” “diocese of owensboro,” “macrotreds,” and “fred coulter sermons.” Also “jesus prophesied civil unrest” – 0.17%. “is obidiah talking about modern-day turkey” – 0.12%. Along with “can we say that unleavened bread of sincerety and truth is jesus or points to jesus” – 0.02%. All of these are important and revealing search queries.
    I’d also like to know WHAT problems you would like to UNDERSTAND!? What will most help You? The Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries and our affiliated churches are HERE for You!
     I was a little surprised when I glanced over this list from the past sixteen months. “Salvation” wasn’t even listed. I am thrilled, however, to see that “jesus online ministries” was listed as the subject of first interest. People want to know more about us and our affiliated churches. Next came “owensboro church of christ” along with on our Statcounter, “owensboro church of jesus christ” from our Kentuckian brethren. Next came “civil unrest.” Surely our peoples want to know more about our Lord Jesus Christ’s prophesied end-time civil unrest. Some wanted to know more about the promises given by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And many want to know just where are these fast-changing world conditions taking us.
    But – what do YOU want to know!? What is YOUR greatest area of interest!? What do you want most to understand? Your comments and suggestions will be welcome. We have at the bottom of our Home page a button that will link you to our Comments and suggestions page.
     I have before me, printed out, a comment from a person who wishes that I would “do the honorable thing” and use God’s true names, YHWH and Yahusha. Which, he claims is written in my Bible. After I had written him back and explained that our loving God would not be insulted or angry that – because I speak English – I would speak and write His name in English. He wrote back calling me “the Deceiver.”
     Just like in our Lord Jesus’ day, this new knowledge is not what the majority of our peoples around the world want to know. They like and feel most comfortable with the Old Covenant along with their Judeo-Christianity. We need most to know the Salvation offered by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – and how to receive this salvation. Of the soon-coming kingdom of God to this Earth! Of what will truly solve this world’s problems – of what will end our troubles – and of what will bring lasting world peace along with individual happiness and prosperity. And this is the kind of information we give to you. Not only godly knowledge which will satisfy your curiosity – but KNOWLEDGE which will last you for all eternity!
     This surely is the answer to my first question: “Why is it that 2.3 k read this website?”
     But how was it that we got started – WHO is our HEAD!? These are questions that I am so proud and honored to answer.
     I, as a young man, was an inquisitive child. At the age of fourteen, I began receiving The Ambassador College Bible Correspondence Course. Since birth, I believe that church was a part of God’s true Church. After I whizzed through that course, I asked my Father if I could begin attending the church with my grandmother – she had been a member for years. He agreed. I was enthralled, and elated to continue learning God’s living Word, Truth, and Plan! I learned the FOUNDATION of Father God’s Message which was brought by His glorious Son to Earth! His good news of the redemption of all mankind. But, also what I soon discovered was the very real fact that this church was like the title of Clint Eastwood’s 1966 spaghetti Western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! They threw me out at the age of sixteen for asking too many questions! After this, for seven long years, I had wandered in the wilderness.
     In 2011, Father God began to call me with an ever-greater ferocity! I started up a website which was called The Word of Truth. But then seven years later I was contacted by three splinter groups from that church organization of my youth threatening to sue me if I didn’t cease and desist from using portions of their articles. Stating, “While we appreciate your interest, our material is copyrighted.” They apparently do not even heed our Lord Jesus Christ’s living word, “’ Freely you have received, freely give.’” Preaching and teaching God’s living Word, Truth, and Plan is about self-sacrifice. To us, it’s about – loving the LORD our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind. And, loving our neighbor as ourselves! – cf. Matthew 22:37-40. It’s NOT about getting attention and making money for our families.
     I went to Father God and our Lord Jesus in intense prayer and supplication of what direction I should take. They brought to my attention that I should forget all about the oligarch Armstrong family, and focus solely on JESUS CHRIST!
     In 2018, while I was studying God’s living word in relation to the resurrections, I came across the conversation that our Lord Jesus had with Jarius, the synagogue ruler, regarding his daughter. I came to our Lord Jesus’ words, “’ Stop wailing,’ Jesus said, ‘she is not dead but asleep.’” A soft whispering voice in my mind spoke to me which said, “You must believe Me!” Before that I had begun to drift away from God’s foundational doctrines which are found in His living word – the Holy Bible – and, I put up with it! – cf. 2 Corinthians 11:3-4. The Apostle Paul wrote, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” – Rom. 8:28. God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ had allowed me to drift off the narrow way and begin to ‘put up with’ a false gospel to be a catalyst to Their plan! God led me to His New Covenant with better promises – the very promise of eternal life! I have come to understand – based on forty years of involvement, interaction, Scriptural study, and hearing what God’s Spirit says – that the Church of God from my youth was based upon some biblical truths and some partial truths - there were some teachings that were not based upon a proper understanding of God’s living word.
     Therefore, I accepted the challenge of a multi-month intense Bible study. Breaking down and methodically going through each doctrine of God’s living word – I truly wanted to understand and know biblical truth and knowledge and to properly distinguish, differentiate, and discern between biblical truth and biblical error. I needed to erase the chalkboard – but not completely forget – everything I was taught for those 3 ½ years. I started with the elementary principles of Christ – cf. Hebrews 6:1-2, and began to learn the truth of God as shown to me through God the Father and Jesus Christ as I read, studied, and prayed in connection with God’s living word – Them being my Teacher. It is our LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO IS OUR HEAD!
     In January 2019, The Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries was launched.
     Now, once again, HOW can the Church of JESUS CHRIST Online Ministries and our affiliated churches best serve YOU by preaching and teaching what you need most to know!? Please, sit down, write us a letter or send us a comment, and tell us. □

Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries
P.O. Box 6458
Spring Hill, FL. 34606

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