Monday, December 5, 2022

Letter to our Friends - December 2, 2022

P.O. Box 6458
Spring Hill, Florida 34606

Leonard V Johnson

Greetings friends from West Central Florida:


We have spoken of this many times now – YouTube and its parent company Alphabet (aka Google) continue to discourage peoples around the world from finding and viewing our content. Also, as I reported in our monthly statistics report, our viewership was slightly lower last month due to my having a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)! I call it simply, “the flu.” I am slowly recovering with lots of rest and fluids, please continue to pray for my recovery from this dreaded thing! We, of course, also have several other video platforms which we are utilizing that do even better than YouTube. Such as UGETube, and BitChute.

Please, if you haven’t already, we would love for you to Subscribe to our YouTube channel! As of December 2, 2022, we have 24 subscribers! And we thank each and every one of you for your continued love and support. This is our channel that has our sermons, offertory messages, many prophetic-oriented sermons, our The WatchMan Reports, along with our shared inspirational psalms. 

According to YouTube, subscribers watch more often than non-subscribers. However, what we are seeing is that non-subscribers (75.6%) are watching our sermons more than our beloved subscribers (24.4%). So, thank our mighty and awesome Creator God, our audience continues to expand – despite the steps YouTube and its parent company are taking!

Our affiliated churches also have YouTube channels, such as the Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ channel which has, as of December 2nd, 764 subscribers! Also, the TI CCOG channel, which as of December 2nd, has 31 subscribers! Deacon Trevor Koonce has the Trevor Koonce channel, and as of December 2nd, has 25 subscribers! 

Internet Archive Library

Also, I want you to be aware that we do have an Internet Library that has roughly 44 uploads, including our series the Prophecy Series, the booklet “Turkey is going to betray HIS BROTHERS!,” and “The Two Resurrections.” Be sure to go and check it out! There are also a few older sermons by Minister Michael C. Garrett. 

Helping Others ~ HELP NEEDED

The Independent Christian Church of God this January is doing hands-on work in the ministry’s local area. The issue of the homeless people in the nearby city of Florence, Alabama breaks our hearts. Plus the orphans at the North Alabama Christian Children’s Home along with the elderly living in the area desperately need our help. We are excited about this work!

This January we are going to embark on the homeless with our helping effort to bring them food and possible clothing. Also, this coming April we are planning to embark on helping the orphans by donating to the NACCH in Florence for foster children along with assisting the retirement homes. The goal we set to raise is $9000. Minister Guy LaMar will personally try to match every donated dollar. 

Please, if you are able and willing to help, you may donate here - Or, if gofundme is not conducive, you can contact Minister LaMar @ for additional information.

God Bless. 

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 Accompaniments to the Bible Hymnal available on our website).
• Opening prayer.
• A song of special music. Might we suggest Battle Hymn of the Republic sung by Minister Michael C. Garrett!?
• Announcements – from the deacon or pastor. 
• Sermon – from the pastor or a guest speaker. The one suggested for this week is “What Is True Spirituality?” delivered by Minister Leonard V. Johnson.
• 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.

Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

Here in the United States of America, the Biden Administration is concerned that Mexico is serious about stopping the importation of genetically modified corn in the year 2024. (See: BBC – Mexico’s Planned GM Corn Ban ‘deep concern’ for US’).

As a follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, along with being a health-conscious person, I have to agree with Mexico on this!

Genetically Modified Corn is without a doubt a serious threat to native species. Also, the poor who plant native seeds cannot afford to pay for this GMO “garbage.” The government of Mexico does have a point, whereas the US has pure greed. The Biden Administration is threatening Mexico for trying to protect its people!

Also understand, the US has NEVER proven that GMOs are safe, and there have been reports over the years that GMO corn is gravely impacting farmers who grow non-GMO corn. Be sure to read the following article from March 2, 2021, from Dr. Joseph P. Farrell - GMO SEEDS ALREADY OBSOLETE?

Well, getting to the nitty-gritty, the FACT IS THAT THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE PRO-GMO FORCES CAN HAVE ENOUGH DATA TO SHOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS SAFE AND NOT DEADLY DANGEROUS! They have not, and cannot, test for all possible future complications associated with what they are doing!

The Apostle Paul writes – under the inspiration of God’s Spirit –

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE, 21) because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22) Professing to be wise, they became fools” – Romans 1:20-22.

This whole GMO and human experimentation on food HAS HAD ALREADY negative consequences and will continue to have even more in the future! Humankind may not know the long-term negative effects of GMOs for many years. Now, if humankind has enough years before the glorious and powerful return of our Lord Jesus Christ – He can certainly tell the people what the risks are!

The European Union also has grave issues with GMOs and importing US GMO crops. This certainly has been a sticking point in trade negotiations between the United States of America and the countries of the European Union for a number of years. Now, as Mexico’s position gets closer to the EU's, perhaps this may further push Mexico closer to Europe!?

As far as trade and trade wars, notice that we added this to our list of Prophetic Events To Watch For

● Trade wars will continue.

This GMO repulsion of Mexico and the EU has placed a wedge between them and the US and might be just another factor in bringing them closer together. In addition to these “garbage” GMO plants, we also have now engineered “lab meat” along with engineered “plant-based meats.” 

It’s not just plants that the “United States of Sin” is messing around with! I’m sure a great many of our peoples have watched filmmaker Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me: Holy Chicken! He reveals the fact that the five major chicken producers Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Sanderson Farms, Koch Foods, and Perdue Farms basically have a monopoly on the fact that one can only buy chickens from them. Well, the USDA has given preliminary approval for what is being called “lab-grown chicken.” THIS IS NOT AN ACTUAL CHICKEN, but rather chicken muscle cells that are specially grown and then harvested!?

God’s living word warns us –

“But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” – 2 Timothy 3:13. 

Also in the news, there are a growing number of various ones, including academics, pushing the notion that our Lord Jesus Christ supports this abominable LGBTQ+ agenda which is spreading around the world like a cancer cell! As well as pushing the narrative that He was a transgender person!

One of the main reasons why God’s living word – the Holy Bible – WARNS that ‘evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived’ is because the majority of our peoples around the world DO NOT like to even hear about God or our Lord Jesus Christ! Like a friend of my wife’s and mine said to me the other day, “You’re not gonna start that godly stuff, are you!?”

“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. … 24) Therefore God also gave them up to UNCLEANNESS, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25) who exchanged the TRUTH OF GOD for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26) FOR THIS REASON God gave them up to VILE passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is AGAINST NATURE [as well as AGAINST COMMON SENSE]. 27) 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 1:18-19, 24-27. 

This reminds me, there is in this country, an HIV commercial for a medication that masks the fact that homosexual men have HIV! As one comment states on YouTube – “These commercials try to make it seem like it’s cool to have H.I.V. People on the beach with their boo, smiling, hugging and living their best life.” And, as I’ve said before, I do understand that there are people who sadly caught HIV in a way other than homosexuality. But, being able to take a medication that HIDES the fact that you have HIV (which the commercial uses the phrase “undetectable”) and then continues being deceptive in sexual relations to the fact that you do have HIV – to me is akin to committing an aggravated sexual assault with a deadly weapon! I looked up the word “undetectable” and they define it as “that a test cannot detect the virus in the blood of a person living with HIV.”

Let us also notice that God’s living word also condemns those who even approve of LGBTQ+ – 

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind [a reprobate mind!], to do those things WHICH ARE NOT FITTING; 29) being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers [gossipers], 30) backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31) undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 

32) who, KNOWING THE RIGHTEOUS JUDGMENT OF GOD, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them – Romans 1:28-32.  

Well, the Nazis glomped onto their definition of the “Big Lie” – “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” The original description of the “Big Lie” appeared in Mein Kampf.

So, in light of that, understand that there are now deceiving and fraudulent academic scholars who are claiming to be theologians asserting a lie that our Lord Jesus Christ was transgender. Be sure to read: Daily Mail - 'It's heresy!': Worshippers left 'in tears' as Cambridge dean claims Jesus may have been TRANSGENDER after row over Christ's wound having a 'vaginal appearance'.

Now, to be honest, the school later put out a statement saying that it was only referring to interpretations of artwork – not that Jesus was transgender. But, the reality is that a great many in the LGBTQ+ communities have long been pushing this blasphemous idea that Jesus was a homosexual – have you heard of this sickening 2019 film titled “The First Temptation of Christ”!? - Jude 1:14-16.

NO! Our Lord and Savior – the very Son of God – was not trans nor would He participate in a “PRIDE” parade as that would be a violation of His very living word – cf. Leviticus 20:13; Deuteronomy 22:5.

YES! This present evil world – ruled by Satan the Devil – wants to force perversions!

Sadly, the “United States of Sin” has now approved a bill that enshrines homosexual “marriage” as the law of the land! (See: AP – Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage’). 

Friends, we are getting closer to the end of this present evil age and its 6,000-year rule of man, and with such God-awful deceits being perpetrated upon mankind, it is little wonder that our Lord Jesus Christ says that ‘unless those days were shortened, NO FLESH WOULD BE SAVED [ALIVE] unless God our Father and His glorious Son intervenes! – cf. Matthew 24:21-22. 

As our Lord AND SAVIOR says – let us pray –

’ Your kingdom come. Your will be done On EARTH as it is in heaven’ – Matthew 6:10.

Concluding Comments

The Apostle Paul wrote and told Evangelist Timothy, as well as all of us – 

“ … Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge ─21) by professing it some have strayed CONCERNING FAITH. Grace be with you. Amen” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21.

Friends, I pray to Father God and our Lord Jesus Christ daily, “I humbly ask for Your faith! Faith strong enough to move mountains – if need be!” 

Friends, be not deceived by so-called knowledge from sources that ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THE LIVING WORD OF THE ETERNAL ONE!

With love and gratitude, in Jesus' Name,


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