Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Personal From... Persecution Continues

YouTube (owned by Google) approved and then a couple days later "disapproved" our sermon "'Blow the Trumpet!'" which was being promoted in the United States and Israel for "violating" their policy - sensitive categories, like religious beliefs!

On March 1st the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries began promoting our sermon “’ Blow the Trumpet!’” within the United States and Israel with the goal of having it viewed. Here are the Ad Performance Results after FOUR DAYS. It was originally set to run for a total of seven days.

Length of Ad Campaign Run:

3/2/24 – 3/5/24

People reached across the United States of America and Israel. These people came from multiple states where Protestantism is highly practiced. Also in Israel where Judaism is practiced.

“Promotion Impressions” – counted every time a thumbnail of our promotion is shown. 3, 814.

“Promotion Views” – 982.

On our YouTube channel, as of 3/5/24, this God-inspired sermon holds at 1k views.

The image below is of what the ad looked like:

Blow the Trumpet
Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries

Conservative Christianity is becoming something that Big Tech is now looking for to censor. And, it’s not just YouTube and Facebook that are threatening us with “religious ad restriction.” Our previous Google Ads account was canceled due to inactivity. So, when we do use Google Ads for campaigning – this happens! Although our Google Ads account appears alright at the moment – this campaign has simply been “disapproved” and “paused” – we have our doubts as to whether we will ever use them again. Or, even be able to. Our Facebook Ads – before Facebook canceled our previous page – were having great success. Our all-time stats of 97 campaigns reached 2.5k people with 4.6k impressions from January 1st, 2011 until they canceled the page in 2019. We had spent well over $2.5 thousand.

Yet, here now is a new Google policy that may greatly impact enough to stop us:

This satanic censorship from Big Tech toward Conservative Christianity – what they call “sensitive interest categories, like religion” is becoming part of a greater trend. Big Tech, however, takes money promoting Islam, abortion, sexual immorality of all kinds, as well as Protestant views. As well as anti-science views, the theory of evolution.

The fact that Big Tech is willing to forfeit any money related to Conservative Christianity shows us that they value Satan the Devil’s agenda above profits. We are witnessing this world’s Big Tech walking “according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” – Ephesians 2:2.

We should expect even greater Conservative Christianity censorship to come:

“’ Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of HEARING THE WORDS OF THE LORD. 12) They shall wander from sea to sea, And from north to east; They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, But shall not find it.’” – Amos 8:11-12.

We have reached the time when we are beginning to see some aspects of this. We are only in the beginning stages of this two-fold prophesied censorship.

Recall the living words of our Savior and Elder Brother – our God –

’ I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.’ – John 9:4.

And, listening to our Savior Jesus Christ, we have not trusted the likes of YouTube or Google – and this is why we utilize other video platforms, like BitChute and UGETube.

We have also taken great steps to increase our audio presence via SoundCloud.

We hope to sometime soon be on the radio with broadcasts. We’re doing the work of our Lord Jesus Christ with what we have available financially. And, we will continue to do His work as long as we have breath.

With Big Tech censoring more and more, pushing towards the “famine of hearing the words of the LORD” we in the Church of Jesus Christ Online Ministries may very well be forced to use radio to reach those who desperately need to hear the living words of the Eternal One.

Persecutions Since the Beginning

Persecutions have followed all those who believe and worship the true God and Creator. Persecution, though on a lesser scale at the moment (especially in the Western world) is still occurring around the world for true Christians. 

One of the first recorded persecutions within God’s living word involved Cain and Abel.

“And in the process of time it came to pass [not long after creation, Hebrew, ‘at the end of days’ – some suggesting that Cain might have brought the offering on the Sabbath 1 ] that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD. 4) Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his OFFERING, 5) but He did not respect Cain and his OFFERING. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell” – Genesis 4:3-5.

However, when Cain came to realize that the LORD favored his brother Abel and his offering, he began plotting to kill him.

“ … and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.” – Verse 8.

This turned out to be only the beginning of persecutions against those who believe and worship the true God and Creator.

Throughout God’s living word are many examples of persecutions against those who truly follow the LORD God – the Elohim, the family of God.

Joseph – Genesis 37; The prophet Elijah – 1 Kings 18-19; The children of Israel – Exodus 1; The Jewish people – Esther 3; King David – 1 Samuel 16-31; and a great many more.

The common theme in all of these cases was the LORD God’s willingness to help and deliver them from their persecutors.

There are two kinds of persecution within God’s living word – 1) persecution that is brought on because of righteousness. 2) persecution that is brought on because of unrighteousness.

How do we know which is which!?

Only the LORD God decides that. Yet, there are criteria for judging what truly qualifies for righteousness.

King David wrote, “ … ‘For all Your commandments are righteousness.’” – Psalm 119:172.

Truly, the commandments of the LORD God are the basis for judging what is right and what is wrong. The apostle Paul rightly wrote, “ … I would not have known sin except through the Law [the Ten Commandments]. …” – Romans 7:7-8.

Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us that all those who keep His commandments – and are persecuted for doing so – are the ones who will be blessed. For truly, it is our physical and spiritual enemy – Satan the Devil – that is the persecutor of all those who keep and obey the LORD God’s commandments!

Notice: In Revelation 12:17 – that upon him and his minions being cast down to the earth out of the atmosphere just before the glorious and powerful return of our Lord Jesus Christ, he will persecute ‘the woman who gave birth to the male Child.’ This ‘woman’ is JUDAH, the nation today called Israel. Verse 14 – “But the woman [Judah, modern-day Israel] was given two wings of a great eagle [compare Exodus 19:4], that she might fly into the wilderness to her place.” She will be protected for “a time and times and half a time” – three and a half years!

Keep in mind, the resurrection occurs on the SEVENTH TRUMP. The seven last plagues follow that. So, we (God willing) will already be in “low earth orbit” in the clouds being with Jesus Christ, in preparation for the time He, Jesus Christ, directly engages humankind.

In the 17th verse – “the dragon was enraged with the woman [again, here being JUDAH, the nation today called Israel], and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony [the gospel] of Jesus Christ.”

That there will be physical people of the house of ISRAEL and the house of JUDAH who will come to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and will “keep the commandments of God and have the testimony [the gospel] of Jesus Christ” during this period of intense persecution by Satan the devil and his followers – hence the final ‘beast’ power, and the final false prophet.

Now, since Satan the Devil is the true author of our persecutions – called “the accuser of our brethren” (Revelation 12:10), we should not condemn, or place any curse on our persecutors. Our Lord Jesus Christ says to us, ’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.’ – Matthew 5:44.

All those who persecute us brethren are deceived by the evil one. As our Lord Jesus says, “ …’ they do not know what they do.’ – Luke 23:34.

Persecution is not just reserved for the LORD God’s prophets, apostles, or all those who believed in the living word of God. It comes upon all those who follow and obey JESUS CHRIST!

“Yes, and all who desire to live godly IN CHRIST JESUS will suffer persecution.” – 2 Timothy 3:12.

One trouble with this world and its churches today – they are minding the things of men, they are conformed to this world and its religions. Case in point: On the 13th of this month multiple thousands in the United States of America – in the state of Louisiana – will be celebrating Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday” in French). THEY WANT TO FOLLOW MEN AND NOT TO FOLLOW GOD! As the prophet Elijah stated, “If the LORD is God, follow Him, but if Baal, follow him.” But, if you truly follow God, you’ll be persecuted, you’ll be unpopular, you’ll even be hated – cf. Matthew 10:22.

Ask yourself as you celebrate this pagan celebration, are you suffering persecution for righteousness sake?

’ But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, …’ Persecution for the belief in and of Jesus Christ! Persecution for the belief in and of the New Covenant! Persecution for keeping and obeying His Commandments and having and teaching the testimony [the gospel] of Jesus Christ!

This world, as a whole, is offended at the LORD God’s living truth! Why? Because, “ … ‘this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were [are] evil.’ – John 3:19.

Men as a whole don’t like to be reproved. You have to admit that you have been wrong! You have to change your mind – for that is what true repentance is. This precedes even the acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior!

We can learn a great deal about the meaning as well as the purpose of persecution by examining the apostle Paul’s example. Almost all the apostles (according to historical tradition) suffered extreme and severe persecutions and even martyrdom. The sufferings and persecutions which the apostle Paul had to endure is long. Notice here 2 Corinthians 11.

“ … I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. 24) From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25) Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26) in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27) in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.” – 2 Corinthians 11:23-27.

Yet, through it all, the apostle Paul was more concerned for all the churches than himself.

The apostle James tells us that we should “count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3) knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” – James 1:2-3.

The apostle Peter admonished us to take our “fiery trials” patiently –

“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 [when He returns], 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.” – 1 Peter 4:12-14.

Future Persecution

Thank Almighty God that most true Christians will not be persecuted to the extreme that the original apostles were. However, the LORD God’s end-time prophets will be!

Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches us that immediately after the ‘beginning of sorrows’ His end-time prophets (possibly twelve in total) will be gravely persecuted and eventually martyred.

’ THEN they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, …’ – here speaking mostly of the final end-time witnesses (see Revelation 11) – “ …’ and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10) And then many will be offended, will betray one another. 11) Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12) And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.’

They – possibly beginning with twelve end-time prophets – will be given power from God Almighty and Jesus Christ to begin prophesying – testifying - to kings, to world rulers, to the captured and subjugated “elect” of God, to a final great religious leader and a final European political civic leader – standing before the god of the earth (Satan the Devil) – WARNING for 3 ½ years!

Verse 14 –’ And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world AS A WITNESS to all the nations, AND THEN THE END WILL COME.’

So, without going into great detail here – this final European political civic leader has subdued and taken over Jerusalem – is trodding it underfoot – and while the true little flock of the Church of God is protected – and we DON’T KNOW exactly how God will protect His people. If He wants to bring them together in a small encampment and place His angels about them in some remote area – I’m sure He’s capable of doing it! And if you live out in the middle of Wyoming or something, and there’s nowhere near you another Church member, if He wants to place His angels about you – He will – and no plague will come near you! Wherever you are He will know where you are! And that’s the great thing about the God that we serve! He will protect His people! If those people have the right heart. If they’re not filled with self-righteousness and bitterness, envy, and jealousy. If they truly have the Spirit of God within them – He says He will protect them! – and this final European beast power is reigning for forty-two months. Then the “END-TIME PROPHETS,” are going to appear. They will be “clothed in sackcloth” – clothed with humility and in a state of great mourning. They will go forward and speak to the physical children of the house of Israel which are held in subjugation.

Now, the question is: Who are these people!? A lot of them are the people of Israel – most of whom are physical members of the House of Israel. The United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations (both past and present), Australia, and New Zealand - respectively. 

The people where the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh settled. However, I do believe, that among some of those people will be groups of people who thought they were members of the Church of God, who thought they were doing what they were supposed to do. But did not understand that over the years their religion had been transformed into not a worship of God, but rather a worship of human beings. These “two witnesses” are basically patterned after the historic work of Moses and Aaron. There were times when Moses and Aaron went to the house of the pharaoh and pronounced a decree. “Thus says the Eternal God!” The end-time prophets will do that also! But these end-time prophets will also say just like Moses and Aaron said to Pharaoh, “Let my people go!” “Let the Israelites go” And so the end-time prophets – in this modern end-time – will be demanding the leaders of this soon-coming European beast power – this ten nation combine – ‘Let loose, let free, the captives which came from the house of Israel!’ 

A great many of the Gentile nations rise up against the nations of Israel, and greatly wound them, damaging them, destroying a great many people – and causing a state of subjugation over the nations of Israel. These end-time prophets will have a testimony, as a final witness and warning to this final European beast power, this final religious leader, and the god of this world, announcing with the Authority of Jesus Christ, “the kingdom of God is at hand. REPENT, and believe the gospel!” “The wrath of God is coming!” □


1) Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary on the Whole Bible. Jamieson Robert, Fausset R. A., Brown David, Zondervan Publishing House, 1961, pg. 20.

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