Friday, February 24, 2023

Letter to our Friends - February 22, 2023

P.O. Box 6458

Leonard V. Johnson
Pastor and Founder

Dear Friends in Christ:

Greetings from Spring Hill, Florida.

Our Social Media Statistics

Having had our Soundcloud Radio channel up and running since March 5, 2019, with no marketing and no purchasing of followers, we currently have 32 followers!

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As of February 22, 2023─

Followers: 32
Tracks: 92
Total Plays: 413
Likes: 55
Reposts: 43
Top Seven Countries: USA, Kenya, Ireland, UK, Mexico, Germany, Australia.

Analytics for this streaming server lists a great many more listening countries, including the Russian Federation, Venezuela, Lithuania, South Africa, and the State of Kuwait.

Top Three Tracks:

“Fall Holy Days – 2014 Part X” by Michael C. Garrett – 66 plays.
“4-22-22 – SEVENTH Day of Unleavened Bread” by Leonard V. Johnson – 16 plays.
“One God, One Mediator” by Leonard V. Johnson – 14 plays.

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As of February 22, 2023─

Lifetime – June 28, 2015 – Feb. 21, 2023, the channel has received 5,252 views.

Total Subscribed listeners: 24
Total watch time: 416.3 hrs.
Top Four Countries: USA, Egypt, India, South Africa.
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Top Three “Cards”: TI CCOG, Enoch Walked with God, and COJCOM.
Non-subscribers' views: 4,747. 288.0 watch time (hrs), w/an average view duration of 3.38 hrs.

Top Three Sermons within this period:

“One God, One Mediator” by Leonard V. Johnson – 232 views.
“Be Not Defeated” by Leonard V. Johnson – 111 views.
“Is There A ‘Secret Rapture’?” by Leonard V. Johnson – 80 views.

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As of February 22, 2023; analytics from the website─

All time since January 10, 2019 – the website has received 143,387 views.

Top Seven Countries: France, USA, Indonesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Canada.

Analytics for our website lists a great many more countries, including Russia, Nepal, Egypt, Japan, Belgium, the UK, China, and the Netherlands.

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China and Russia Alliance?

Yesterday I was asked: does God’s living word mention, prophetically, a China-Russia alliance in these latter times!? And the answer is, NOWHERE, directly! We must remember that God’s living word ─ the Holy Bible ─ is concerned only with ISRAEL and JUDAH – and with the Gentile nations only as they come into contact with Israel. Russia and China are both Gentile powers. An alliance between them in these latter times is a great possibility. Keep in mind: there have been Sino-Russian alliances several times throughout history. Recall: In 1949, with Soviet support, the communists won the Chinese Civil War and established the People’s Republic of China, which made an alliance with the Soviets. An alliance between them would not be mentioned directly in Bible prophecy. In prayer this morning to Father God and our Lord Jesus, I was reminded of what our Lord Jesus has told us─ ’ And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet’ – Matthew 24:6. There have been literally thousands of alliances and wars between Gentile powers that are nowhere mentioned in Bible prophecy.

On the other hand, we have the very real prophecy of Ezekiel chapter 38. In the sermon “Ezekiel 38 – Gog and Magog” we teach── a great many falsely teach that the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 speaks of a soon-coming invasion of North America from Russia. But this is not correct. This prophecy comes to its fulfillment at the end of Christ’s Millennial Reign.

Some 1,928 years ago, the apostle John in a mighty and powerful vision─ which certainly must have lasted weeks or months─ saw powerful armies totaling 200 million strong – called the ‘king of the South’ in the Book of Daniel. We do believe this will be a confederation of Islamic nations –the Islamic Middle East, including great parts of North Africa.

Minister Michael C. Garrett─
“I’ve been saying this for several years – as we hear about various attacks – that around the family dinner tables, behind closed doors, around the office water cooler – the people of Europe are probably beginning to say to one another, “We have a problem!” “We tried to extend mercy and graciousness to these foreigners and yet the only thing they seem to want to do is to kill us!” And sooner or later the ire of the European people will turn very heated, very hot, very angry – against these foreigners! And when that happens – hold on, fasten your seat belt, tighten it down as good as you can get it – because this world is going to quickly spin out of control! And, I have said for years – and I’m going to say it again for all of you – Islamic terrorism is going to plunge the world into WORLD WAR III! I say that with absolute confidence because that’s what the Bible says! And that’s what this chapter is about. European people in prophecy, the British and American people in prophecy – they go down different roads, but the other part of it is the Islamic people.

The Book of Daniel talks about the “king of the North,” being EUROPE, and the “king of the South,” the Islamic Middle East, including North Africa. And there will be a World War III – and it will plunge the world into a day that the Bible calls ‘great tribulation.’ GREAT TROUBLES! The worst period of time in the history of mankind!”

(Garrett, M.C., God’s Promises To Abraham, Chapter 6 – A Coming Last Crusade! 2019, by Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ, pg. 88).
Certainly, a great many people have speculated in the past decades that these powerful armies totaling 200 million strong will somehow be an accumulation of China, Japan, and maybe Korea, maybe Mongolia – which is the heart of the Russian Federation! And, this certainly is a possibility! I will remind you of what Paul said in 1st Corinthians 15, he said, ‘We see through a glass darkly.’ And so, sometimes trying to understand prophecies before they happen becomes a little confusing. A little sort of blurry! But then, when the events actually take place and then following the events it becomes very clear what the prophecies always meant.

It is true that a lasting political and military alliance between China and Russia will have a profound and far-reaching effect on the entire world. Their relationships will certainly play a huge part in molding and partly solidifying (iron mixed with clay) a prophesied United States of Europe, rising to a global superpower. With China’s support for Russia – rooted in Xi Jinping’s close relationship with Vladimir Putin – along with the weakness of the United States of America, this has surely altered and hastened Europe’s calculations. The sense of urgency to protect Europe from authoritarian threats is now stronger than ever before! Surely, both China and Russia must be strong and free to deal with a soon-rising European force of political, military, and religious strength unmatched─ “So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him’?”

This is certainly something in which we should be reminded of what our Lord Jesus Christ tells us, brethren: ’ Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.’

Suggested Sabbath Day Service

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 is some Instrumental Accompaniment to the Bible Hymnal available on our website).
• Opening prayer.
• Announcements – from the deacon or pastor.
• Sermon – from the pastor or guest speaker. The one suggested for this week is “Faith Required for Salvation” Available on our YouTube channel Friday @ 6:15 pm est.
• Closing song.
• Closing prayer.

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Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

We are continuing to see and hear – and hear ever louder – calls for Europe to increase its military strength! (See: DW - MSC 2023 closes with call for more German defense spending’).

Notice –
Germany’s ability to defend itself is at risk unless it reintroduces compulsory military service, Patrick Sensburg, the leader of the Bundeswehr Reservist Association, told local outlet Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung on Thursday.

The task of national defense “requires different material and a lot more staff” than the Bundeswehr currently commands, Sensburg said, arguing that even the most well-intentioned government efforts to fill in the gaps “will not work without conscription.”

He suggested that an active force of 350,000 soldiers and 1.2 million reservists would be required to adequately protect Germany. The country currently commands just over 183,000 soldiers, down from 317,000 two decades ago, and 100,000 reservists – 30,000 of whom train regularly.

“Germany needs a strong military that is well-trained but also has many reservists from all walks of life,” Sensburg told Deutsche Welle earlier this month. “We can only ensure that if we have compulsory military service.”

Alternative for Germany (AfD) MP Ruediger Lucassen agreed with the reservist leader, telling German outlet Junge Freiheit on Thursday that the Bundeswehr was “not capable of national defense because of its lack of personnel.” Those comments came after the AfD parliamentary group proposed a motion to discuss reintroducing conscription in the Bundestag next month.

Now, as far as the AfD party goes, it is increasing its political pressure in Germany. Notice the mood in Germany from the source Politico
It’s the end of the world as we know it — and Munich feels nervous. 

If even the Germans are worried about the world’s perils, this could well be the moment to really start worrying.

MUNICH — Cut through the haze of hoary proclamations emanating from the main stage of the Munich Security Conference about Western solidarity and common purpose this weekend, and one can’t help but notice more than a hint of foreboding just beneath the surface. …

Germany’s new defense minister, Boris Pistorius, a Social Democrat like Scholz, called for even more, saying that “it will not be possible to fulfill the tasks that lie ahead of us with barely two percent.” … if even the Germans have woken up to the perils of the world’s current geopolitical state, this could well be the moment to really start worrying.

As I had stated earlier, what is occurring globally is altering and hastening Europe’s calculations. The sense of urgency to protect Europe from authoritarian threats is now stronger than ever before!

God’s living word teaches that there is soon coming a United States of Europe (or whatever name they will call themselves) ─ the prophesied “king of the North” with a mighty “great army” (Daniel 11:25) and with “many ships” (Daniel 11:40). German and other European shouts to increase their military strength is consistent with helping set the stage for those biblical prophecies to come to fruition.

Once this final European ‘beast’ power uses its full force to fulfill these prophecies ─ God’s living word tells us “all the world marveled and followed the beast”! – Revelation 13:1-4.

The German-European plan is for a united Europe to be a strong military power independent of NATO- led by the United States of America. A political, military, and religious force that is prophesied to ultimately defeat the USA – cf. Daniel 11:39.

Also in the news within Europe ─ the “Holy Roman Empire” is on the lips of some! (See: maurizioblondet - Veneziani: per salvarci dall’UE c’è solo il Sacro Romano Impero’) I have translated this Italian article using Google Translate:
Venetians: to save us from the EU there is only the Holy Roman Empire.

What if, in order to save ourselves from the European Union, from globalization, from Chinese and American power, we had to rethink the Holy Roman Empire? I have not gone mad, I am reporting with some complicity, a thesis of the most famous living Italian philosopher. …

The philosopher in question is Giorgio Agamben, who many have known for his critical positions at the time of the pandemic and vaccinocracy. I will not resume his thoughts on the liberticidal use of the pandemic but on something that is in heaven and not on earth. So the philosopher, once placed on the radical left, proposed the establishment of a "Latin empire" promoted by the three great Latin nations (France, Spain, and Italy), in agreement with the Catholic Church and open to the countries of the Mediterranean. His dream, he writes explicitly on the Quodlibet website, is even the creation of a European Empire similar to the Austro-Hungarian one or the Imperium dreamed of by Dante in De monarchia. Agamben was inspired by the philosopher Alexandre Kojève, but his idea of empire united him with other living thinkers such as Remi Brague, Massimo Cacciari, and even Alain de Benoist.

Agamben argues that in the extreme situation in which we find ourselves, such an ancient political model can find an unexpected topicality. The necessary premise for this rediscovery, explains the philosopher, is that the citizens of the European nation states find a link with their places and their cultural traditions and project themselves into the idea of a European citizenship, embodied not in a parliament or in obscure commissions, but in a symbolic power similar to the Holy Roman Empire. The question of whether or not such a European Empire is possible, says Agamben, does not interest us or correspond to our ideals: nevertheless it takes on a particular significance if we become aware that the current European community today has no real political consistency and has indeed been transformed, like all the states that are part of it, into a sick organism that runs more or less consciously towards its own self-destruction. So spoke Agamben on February 6.

Curious that this vision does not come from a Pope, a Father of the Church, a Prophet, a Thinker of Tradition but from a philosopher who writes on the manifesto. From Karl Marx to Charlemagne.
Also, notice the following call for a reorganization of Europe. (See: Foreign Policy - Europe Doesn’t Need the United States Anymore’).

Europe is certainly in the process of changing.

In the United States of America, is domestic TERRORism rising!? ─ was the tragic derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous materials through East Palestine, Ohio, and the subsequent “controlled” burn EXPLOSION, initially, an act of domestic terrorism!? Well, our beloved tells us that it is an emphatic ─ there’s no basis for any of those claims. Well, just like how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world may never know. Of course, the Left-leaning Washington Post claims - in a sense - that there is ‘nothing to see here, folks. Move along!’ But this we do know ─ back in 2020 two women with ties to an anarchist group was charged with a terrorist attack on train tracks north of Seattle, Washington. (See: Fox News - Women linked with anarchist group charged with terrorist attack on train tracks north of Seattle’).

So, what about one of the largest egg factories in the United States EXPLODING! Was this an act of domestic terrorism!? Well, again our beloved says ─ it’s not part of a conspiracy to trigger U.S. food shortages. Clever Journeys asks the question: Why Are America’s Food Processing Plants Suddenly Exploding?

Here is what I do know ─ egg prices in my area at Walmart are $5.24 a dozen!

On top of all that – the H5N1 ‘bird flu’ is presumably impacting poultry and eggs alike, and certainly their prices in the market. (See: JusttheNews - World's poultry supply threatened as bird flu spreads, report’).

Whether one wants to believe that all of these troubles are acts of domestic terrorism or not ─ all we really can say is like Fox News’ slogan “We Report, You Decide.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ has warned us ─ 

“… ‘nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.’ – a direct reference to the final holy war between the end-time ‘king of the South’ and the ‘king of the North’ (cf. Daniel 11:40; Revelation 9:13-16). And the apostle Mark adds, ’ And there will be earthquakes in various places; and there will be famines and TROUBLES.’

And even all this is but ‘the beginning of sorrows.’ EVEN MORE, IS TO COME!

All of these terrible happenings appear to be consistent with His living words.

Concluding Comments

Our Lord Jesus Christ has commissioned us─

’ Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be [judged] – Mark 16:15-16.

Brethren, your loving support helps us in this commission of what our Lord wants.

With love and gratitude, in Jesus' Name,

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