Monday, July 31, 2023

Letter to our Friends - July 28, 2023

Leonard V. Johnson
Pastor and Founder

Dear Friends and Associates in Christ Jesus:

Greetings from West Central Florida.

We’ve been continuing to work on AI-generated audio articles, books, and booklets. We are continuing this most important work of God in what we believe to be the “short work upon the earth” spoken of by the Apostle Paul – cf. Romans 9:27-28. We are continuing to take steps related to what our Lord Jesus commissioned for us! This great Work undertaken by Jesus Christ is yet to be finished. And, perhaps more than ever should be shouted to Jesus Christ's spiritual ‘lost sheep’ of Israel, in which Jesus admonished us when He said, “’ FEED MY SHEEP!’” We are small in number, however, our desire to feed the sheep of Jesus Christ is huge and ambitious. We strive to teach the Word of God, the Truth of God, and the ultimate Plan of God!

COJCOM Soundcloud Radio Channel

Greetings Everyone,

Big News to share today: We are proud and honored to announce our Soundcloud Radio channel, our new AI-generator partner Narakeet! The easy creation of AI voiceovers for our audio articles, books, and booklets!

As of July 28th, the analytics for our channel shows a growing demand for audio sermons, articles, books, and booklets! Our top listening city – Ashburn, Virginia! Our top listening country – Ireland!

Sadly, a great majority of worldly churches are labeling AI as evil! This is subjective. A great many things in this world can be used for evil purposes. Fabrice Jotterand, professor of bioethics stated in a 2018 interview with the incorrectly named The Christian Post, “We shouldn't say all technology, all AI, is necessarily, inherently bad, … My advice would be to be aware that this technology exists and know how it works, but use it to promote the human good and put boundaries [around it].” 1

What is AI-generated content?

AI-generated content is copy such as blogs, marketing materials, articles, and product descriptions written by a machine. The AI content creator generates the content after a person inputs information such as keywords, phrases, and topics. AI-generated content can help speed up the writing process.

To produce content, users enter the text format needed, a topic, and keywords. AI-generated content can be valuable in several ways. AI can create content much faster than people, which is probably the biggest benefit. An AI tool can produce an article in minutes. … AI also helps with language localization for various geographic areas and can create social media with personalization for various sites. … The pricing typically runs about $100 for tens of thousands of words. 2 Karen Hao wrote in MIT Technology Review, “Not too long ago, such deep fake voices had something of a lousy reputation for their use in scam calls and internet trickery. But their improving quality has since piqued the interest of a growing number of companies. … You can spot the trick if they speak for too long, but in short audio clips, some have become indistinguishable from humans. 3

Revelation Series

Friends, if you could know the future, would you want to know!? And, what would you do with that information!? Where would you go – and who would you believe to tell you the truth about the future!? How would you know if you were being told the truth!? Listen TODAY to this series of audio articles about the truth concerning the Book of Revelation!

We’ve launched an audio series: Revelation – A Book of the Past and the Future. Over 1 hour and fifty minutes of FREE audio listening! A continuing work which will go on for some time.

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 are some
• Opening prayer.
• Announcements – from the deacon or pastor.
• Sermon – from the pastor or guest speaker. The one suggested for this week is “Overcoming Is Important” 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 our additional YouTube channels –

Some World News In Relation To Biblical Prophecy

The United States of America and several allied nations held a large military exercise in Australia (See: ‘The Wall Street Journal - U.S., Allies Hold Record-Setting Military Exercise in Australia in Message Aimed at China’). The joint drills involving 13 nations are the most expansive in the Talisman Sabre exercise’s history, officials say.

Our brethren, the Australians, can hope to deter the Chinese dragon, but she is going to one day discover that her allies will have abandoned her, and her “friends” such as Germany shows her their back – cf. Lamentations 1:1-2. Let us also consider the Book of Jeremiah.
“All your lovers have forgotten you; They do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, With the chastisement of a cruel one, For the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased” – Jeremiah 30:14.
Sadly, Australia’s sins have been increasing! Her allies will one day forsake her.

Australia hopes to defend itself but realizes that it cannot defeat China on its own.

Carnally speaking, reliance on the military of the United States of America certainly makes sense, yet, God’s living word prophetically tells us that it soon will not be possible to rely on the USA. The prophetic reality is that the US military will not be able to protect Australia, let alone itself.

Also in world news – the European Union is leaning more towards South America and less towards the United Kingdom in regards to the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. (See: ‘ZeroHedge - EU Signs Deal With Argentina Calling Falklands “Malvinas Islands”’).

God’s living word speaks about land blessings –
“And they blessed Rebekah [the mother to Jacob and Esau] and said to her: ‘Our sister, may you become The mother of thousands of ten thousands; And may your descendants possess The gates of those who hate them’” – Genesis 24:60.

“And of Joseph he said: ‘Blessed of the LORD is his land, With the precious things of heaven, with the dew, And the deep lying beneath, 14) With the precious fruits of the sun, With the precious produce of the months, 15) With the best things of the ancient mountains, With the precious things of the everlasting hills, 16) With the precious things of the earth and its fullness, And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush. Let the blessing come ‘on the head of Joseph, And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.’ 17) His glory is like a firstborn bull, And his horns like the horns of the wild ox; Together with them He shall push the peoples To the ends of the earth; They are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh’” – Deuteronomy 33:13-17.
But, our LORD God also speaks of land loss –
“’ If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this Book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59) Then the LORD will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues ─ great and prolonged plagues ─ and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 63) And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess’” – Deuteronomy 28:58-59, 63.
For many years, Argentina has made it clear that it wants the Falkland Islands back. And, the people who live on the Falkland Islands flat-out want to remain a part of the United Kingdom. They have consistently made this known. But, many in Argentina feel they are entitled to that land. Sadly, a greater number in Latin America are seeing the presence of the United Kingdom in that region as evil colonialists.

We in our Lord Jesus’ Church have been knowing and teaching for decades that the UK along with the USA would ultimately lose the majority of their sea gates. And, we believe that our great nations possessed the majority of the sea gates around the world because of the blessings of the LORD God. Yet, they would lose them because of their growing iniquity and their blatantly turning their back on the LORD God!

The losses of the majority of the sea gates around the world by the Anglo-Saxon nations show us that Bible prophecies are being fulfilled. For nearly two centuries, the United States and Britain (along with our allies) have controlled nearly all of these important sea gates. In fact, the possession of these strategic sea gates was directly responsible for the emergence of America and Britain as world powers. Sadly, this world’s news media appears oblivious to this important fact.

Also in Australian news – a former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, recently stated, “I do hold the view that the luckiest thing that happened to this country was being colonized by the British.” (See: ‘BBC News - Colonisation by British 'luckiest thing' to happen to Australia - John Howard’). Well, luck had NOTHING to do with it!


Because of various biblical prophecies.

God’s living word shows us that the Patriarch Jacob, whose name was changed by the Lord God to Israel, had 12 sons (Genesis 35:22). And, even though he was not the oldest child, God’s living word shows us that Joseph received the birthright –
“Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ─ he was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, so that the genealogy is not listed according to the birthright; 2) yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph’s ─ ” – 1 Chronicles 5:1-2.
Here the birthright had to do with NATIONAL GREATNESS – consistent with what was first promised to Patriarch Abraham, which was passed down to his son Isaac, and then to Isaac’s son Jacob. And before the death of Jacob, Joseph took his two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh to visit his elderly father.

In Genesis 48 – now, this is after Joseph had been taken into captivity and risen now to a powerful position in the government of Egypt – like a Vice Pharaoh. And now his family is returning unto him. And lo and behold he finds out that Jacob (Israel) his father was still alive, and it says in verse 1 – “Now it came to pass after these things that Joseph was told, ‘Indeed your father is sick’; and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. … 3) Then Jacob said to Joseph: ‘God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan and blessed me, 4) and said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will make of you a multitude of people, and give this land to your descendants after you as an everlasting possession.’” And then we have this situation where they were actually blessed. Verse 8 – “Then Israel [Jacob] saw Joseph’s sons, and said, ‘Who are these?’ 9) Joseph said to his father, ‘They are my sons, whom God has given me in this place.’ And he said, ‘Please bring them to me, and I will bless them.’”

And then we find out that there was a crossing of the hands. Verse 15 – “And he blessed Joseph, and said: ‘God, before whom my father’s Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has fed me all my life long to this day, 16) The angel who has redeemed me from all evil, Bless the lads; Let my name be named upon them, And the name of my father’s Abraham and Isaac; And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.’” – and so a nation and a company of nations were to come from these two young boys and their progeny. And again, I think we understand how that came about and who they are. And what a blessing it is that we get to share in those blessings.

Ephraim represents the British-descended peoples. And, we see them in the British Isles (where my descendants came from, 60% located in Channel Islands, England), Australia, Canada, New Zealand, along with some also in the likes of South Africa. The descendants of Manasseh would end up in what has become known as the founding stock of the United States of America – which was prophesied to be “a nation.”

This line or group of people would become known both historically and prophetically as ISRAEL. Or, the people of Israel, or the House of Israel.

Concluding Comments

The Apostle Paul wrote:

“But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14) For IF we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15) For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16) For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven [the atmosphere] with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with THE TRUMPET OF GOD. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17) Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18) Therefore comfort one another with these words.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

Friends, we know that the Bible talks about the resurrection from the dead. We know in 2 Timothy we hear the phrase, ‘at His appearing.’ Not this immediately ‘off to Heaven.’ We notice in Titus 2 – “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” 1 John 2:28 – “And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” Over and over and over, nothing happens until Jesus Christ Returns! That’s what the Bible says! And if that be true, then what is all of this immortality of the soul and going off to Heaven!? It just doesn’t agree with the Bible. The resurrected saints of God are not going off to Heaven, but rather Heaven – the throne of God, the Kingdom of God – is coming to the Earth!

With love and gratitude, in Jesus' Name,

2 Hetler, A., Pros, and cons of AI-generated content,, 29 March 2023.
3 Hao, K., AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and they’re ready to hire, MIT Technology Review, 9 July 2021.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you think.