Friday, June 9, 2023

Letter to our Friends - June 9, 2023

P.O. BOX 6458

Leonard V. Johnson
Pastor and Founder

Dear Friends and Co-Workers in Christ Jesus:

Hello from Spring Hill, Florida, USA.

We are continuing to prepare for the time when the Lord our GOD will send a famine upon the land, “Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the LORD” – Amos 8:11. This is a dual prophecy – or duality in prophecy. It has a future application. And, we fear that this time is coming soon here in the United States of America. A land that used to pride herself on “freedom of speech” (See: First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution). We have been producing audio articles using AI. The LORD God’s vital message is getting to an even wider audience. We are now reaching Ireland, Lebanon, Bogotá, and Santiago de Cali, Colombia on our Soundcloud Radio channel! – with our continuing listeners and supporters from Ireland, Mexico, and Kenya! Thank you for your continued love and support for the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries and our affiliated churches.


YouTube, a subsidiary of Google LLC, continues to dissuade and discourage our peoples worldwide from viewing the LORD God’s greatest and most-important message on this earth! – the Gospel ─ the good news of Jesus Christ, of His forgiveness, of His atoning sacrifice, of the opportunity for all of us to have Jesus Christ as our great High Priest and to live under the promises of the New Covenant, and to someday be a part of the glorious Kingdom of God that is coming to the Earth! 

We would love to announce to you that we have multiple millions of subscribers to our YouTube channel – but we cannot! As of June 9th, 2023, we have 28 subscribers! And, we thank each and every one of you personally for your loyal support and love. Please continue to pray for our channel's continued growth and success in proclaiming to the world the glorious Gospel of the soon-coming King of kings and Lord of lords! And, if you have not subscribed to our channel yet, please do! We thank you immensely. The channel contains our sermons, sermonettes, and WatchMan Reports. COJCOM

We also have a BitChute channel that has been doing very well. As of June 9th, 2023, we have 11,978 total views, with 52 videos. The channel came online nearly 4 years ago. YouTube which has been steadily improving ─ 101.0k impressions. Meaning, 18.0% of YouTube recommending our channel! 2.6k views from these impressions! Our top three sermons: “Real Repentance,” “First Day – Unleavened Bread,” and “Do You Have God’s Spirit?”

According to YouTube, subscribers watch more often than non-subscribers. Yet, we are not seeing this. Our number of non-subscribers continues to rise. As of June 9th, 2023, our watch time from non-subscribers is 69.8%, compared to 30.2% of our subscribers.

We also have a UGETube channel that is doing quite well. As of June 9th, 2023, we have 16,932 total views, with 79 videos. The channel came online nearly 4 years ago. Our top three sermons: “Being Born Again,” “Mark of the Beast” with Minister Michael C. Garrett, and “6-18-2022 – The WatchMan Report.” 

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 Accompaniments 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 “Armageddon” 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 Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ website, as well as audio articles, sermons, and booklets on our Soundcloud Radio channel.

Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

The United States of America and Canada staged a joint military mission through the Taiwan Strait this past weekend, which was certainly trying to send a strong message to China. (See: Reuters - UPDATE 3-China rebukes US, Canadian navies for Taiwan Strait transit).

The PRC has long been interested in Taiwan and again wants it under its control and dominion. However, a great many in Taiwan do not want that. According to a 2020 Pew Research report, in Taiwan, people tend to have negative views when it comes to mainland China. Just 35% of adults give positive marks to mainland China, while about six-in-ten hold unfavorable views. Still, when it comes to financial ties, about half say they support closer economic relations with the mainland; 44% oppose this idea. 1

However, with China becoming more aggressive and America becoming more feckless, I believe that Taiwan will soon come under Chinese control. And, more than likely before the Biden/Harris Administration is over!

China, officially the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), is rising higher and higher in military strength and global influence. The dragon will someday soon dominate over the United States of America and our British-descended allies. Various conflicts between the USA and the dragon have been draining vital US military resources away from Europe. We, as a sovereign nation, is becoming weaker domestically and abroad. And because of this weakness, Europe is becoming more self-sufficient militarily.

Yes, Taiwan will soon be united with China, irrespective of what the United States of America may or ─ more than likely not do! Notice what the German-Foreign-Policy wrote concerning the consequences of a war with China:

The Consequences of a War against China

BERLIN/CANBERRA/BEIJING (Own report) – The EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner, Josep Borrell, calls on European navies to patrol the Taiwan Strait, thus challenging once again China’s red lines. The Taiwan Strait is an “absolutely crucial area,” where “ freedom of navigation” must be guaranteed, Borrell alleged …

In the meantime, the risk of war in East Asia has reached such a level that the public radio ABC in Australia – where the German Bundeswehr is regularly engaged in war exercises – has begun to openly discuss the concrete consequences of a war for the Australian population. Speaking to ABC radio, the military experts agreed that the West could not win such a war, but Australia would have to suffer tremendous losses, be plunged into poverty and even risk nuclear annihilation. They urgently call for preventing a war against China. …

“Best Potential Outcome, a Stalemate”

All four of the experts interviewed by ABC were in agreement that the United States cannot win a war against China. …

When it comes to the specific war scenarios, the experts disagree. Whereas White assumes that an armed conflict between the USA and China would mainly take place at sea, Fernandes expects, it is more likely that China could block Taiwan, and what would then develop, would depend on whether the United States would seek to end the blockade militarily. On the other hand, they agree that a US war against the People’s Republic of China, with Australian involvement, would lead to enormous loss of human life and other dramatic damage. Fernandes points out that, already the loss of a single frigate means the death of 170 people. White is convinced that such a war “would swiftly exceed the toll in casualties suffered in Vietnam and Korea.” Barrie – who, as a former Chief of the Defense Force, is especially familiar with the consequences of war – urgently warns that war against China would have an impact on all Australians, not least of all economically. Besides the loss of human life, it is likely “to impoverish us all,” in the worst case, it may even kill most of us if it goes nuclear”

Friends, we certainly should be praying to God Almighty and our Lord Jesus Christ that They bless our leaders in the USA and China with wisdom and self-control in this ever-increasing tension that is about ready to explode globally! Sadly, distractions are everywhere – and the USA is not focused on Europe, which according to the LORD God’s prophesies is soon going to rise in power and military strength and will ultimately aid the USA in the loss of her sovereignty. Cf. Daniel 11:39 – “Thus he [this soon rising European civic leader of great power] shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.” 

Keep in mind: China’s Xi Jinping destroyed religion in China and made himself God! And never think that once China dominates the “strongest fortresses” (such as the United States of America) acknowledged by this soon-rising European civic leader and advances its glory causing them to rule over many, that China would not divide up “the land for gain.” Certainly, something to keep in mind.

Concluding Comments

The apostle Peter gives us a plain and clear guideline about facing tribulations –

“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13) but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 

14) If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 

15) But let none of you suffer as a murderer [spiritually or physically], a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16) Yet if ANYONE suffers as a Christian, let him NOT be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter” – 1 Peter 4:12-16, NKJV.  

True Christians are ambassadors for Christ!

In the Book of Luke chapter 6 – in what is called “the Beatitudes,” our Lord Jesus Christ told us the Way we should conduct our life – Luke 6:20-23. I suggest, however, reading verses 24-49 as well.

The apostle Paul, in 1st Timothy 4:12, tells us to “be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

For ministers of God as well as the flock it is IMPORTANT always to keep this in mind – for those who do not believe – you might be the closest they will ever be to the glorious soon-coming Kingdom of God.

While so many Christians feel compelled to make sure the “gloom and doom” messages outweigh any solutions offered – and maybe they do this because of control – if we, as true Christians, focus on the positives of God’s truth and hope in this darkened world – then God’s Way of light will shine forth upon the negatives.

Brethren, we have been blessed with the Redeemer (Isaiah 41:14; 47:4; 48:17; Psalm 19:14; Luke 1:68; Romans 3:23-24; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:7, 13-14; Colossians 1:13-14; Hebrews 9:11-12) – the Holy One of Israel! And He will also bless us with the tools to combat this world’s negativity and to model the abundant life which He came to give us! – cf. John 10:10.

The ANSWER is found through JESUS CHRIST!

With love and gratitude, in Jesus' Name,

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