Steve and Pam’s Bio

Like you, we are glory seekers. We have wonderfully, “Tasted and seen, the Lord is good!” The greatest prize is in the pursuit of the fame, splendor and radiant beauty of our Sovereign! We came to Yeshua in the days of the Jesus... Read More...

Riverfront Property in Audio

I am so grateful and pleased to share freely the whole audio book of Riverfront Property: Connecting At The River Of Life! I’m confident you will receive a delicious drink! As you find your thirst quenched please recall those you know who would also love a drink, and pass the cup! Read More...

A Miracle Story

Thursday July 30, 1987, started out as just another hot summer day in Ellensburg, Washington, a town of about fifteen thousand souls in a picturesque valley a hundred miles east of Seattle... Read More...

MRS. DUMBLUCK AND THE SOAP BUBBLES

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As a lad I was told in school that evolution happened like a washing machine making bubbles.  Add water, soap, some agitation and presto, you have bubbles!  And bubbles are quite a lot like amoebas. Simple, right?

Of course, that was years before I learned a single cell has trillions of genetically orchestrated combinations, a bit more complicated than soap bubbles.

Beyond this my teachers did not tell me where the washing machine, water and soap came from to make those bubbly cells. Who made the washing machine? Where did the power come from to make it churn? Who pushed start?

They could not tell me where time, space and matter came from, or the energy to spark the evolutionary process. They could not explain how non-intelligence could “produce” intelligence. These were presumed by faith.

PICTURE THIS SCENARIO IN A 2nd GRADE CLASS TODAY

TEACHER:  Good morning children. Today’s lesson is going to be of lifelong value to you. It will free you from nonsensical and unscientific ideas like God, purpose, and right and wrong.

It’s also going to be an easy class because I’m giving you the answer to all the questions right now. Two simple words – “Dumb luck.” To every question I ask, you simply answer, “Dumb luck.” Ok, Class, here we go! Where did the lungs come from?

Timmy: Dumb luck!

Teacher: Great answer Timmy! And where did the feet come from, Rose?

Rose: Dumb luck!

Teacher: Excellent, Rose.

Peter: How could we breath if we were not specially created with lungs?

Teacher: Peter, remember we don’t use the “C” word in my classroom! Please watch your tongue. The proper answer is always, “Dumb luck.” Rebekah, where did the ribcage come from?

Rebekah: Teacher, I know your answer is “dumb luck,” but it seems the ribcage is designed to support our breathing and protect our vital organs.

Teacher: Rebekah, what a silly idea! And we do not use the “designed” word in this classroom! Do you understand?

Rebekah: Yes, Mrs. Dumbluck.

Maryanne: But Mrs. Dumbluck, It seems every part of the body was made with a purpose. It seems the digestive system has a purpose.

Teacher: Maryanne, dear, we don’t use the “P” word in this Class.

Jimmy: But Mrs. Dumbluck, doesn’t it seem like the kidneys were made specially to cleanse the blood?

Teacher: Jimmy, Kidneys were not “made.” They just happened. There is no purpose. Everything is purposeless!

Jimmy: But Mrs. Dumbluck, if the parts of our human body were not designed and created how did they happen?

Teacher: Jimmy, I’m losing my patience with you. It’s very scientific! Right now, you wouldn’t understand if I tried to explain it to you. But it boils down to a very simple answer; “Dumb luck!” You will have to trust me since you don’t understand these things.

Sid: Mrs. Dumbluck, if the eyes, hands, liver and pancreas all have a purpose, I imagine all the parts put together have purpose. Each of us have a purpose!

Teacher: Sid, you are disrupting this class. I don’t like the attitude I’m getting in this classroom. Sid, do you need a time-out? Children, your lives are all meaningless. You have no purpose at all. You must start thinking clearly now!

There is no such thing as purpose or plan, all is accident and dumb luck. There is no such thing as good or bad, only dumb luck! All is accident and chance. Yes children, all of life is purposeless. Radom actions are responsible for everything around us. It may appear complex and planned but it’s not. It’s all accidental.

Martin: But, but…

Teacher: Children I am losing my patience. There are no “buts” in my class. Your disrespect and disagreeable attitudes must stop now!

I want to hear nothing but silence in this room for the next 15 minutes! Turn to your book on nihilism for your independent reading.

Jennifer:  Mrs. Dumbluck, When we do our homework is that purposeless?

Cindy: Mrs. Dumbluck, my neighbor said they say in their church everything was made specially by God.

Teacher: Cindy, I’m going to send you away to detention, and to the fact-checkers, if you keep acting so arrogantly and ignorantly. What would your parents say if they learned the ridiculous things you were saying?

This whole class has been disagreeable and obstinate. I want every one of you to take out your tablets and write thirty times. “It’s all chance and dumb luck. Life has no meaning!”

I’m afraid letters are going out to parents today!

 

A DARWINIST’S PRAYER

If I was a Darwinist, how would I pray? I know I would be caught up in the wonder of the universe and want to find who, or what, to thank for it. If I believed in evolution I would bow my knees at its altar and worship because of life’s intricate wonder. Here is the prayer of an evolutionist.

Oh, mighty belief system of our forefather, Darwin. I come to bow in appreciation for the ravishing wonder or creation, I mean, accident of life. How I am taken with the  marvelous beauty of life all about me and even within my living body.

Thou art dumb, empty and aimless yet thou dost create, I mean accident, the most astonishing wonderment as minute as a virus and as great as leviathan.

O evolution, how great art thy mysteries. I am dumbstruck with thy stupefying, intricate design, I mean randomness, accidented out of your oblivion.

I know thou hearest me not, for thou art nothing, yet I must worship thee for all the teaming life about me in plant and animal. Thou art incapable of doing good or evil for thou art nonentity. But I have no other place to go with my marveling, gratitude and joy for the whole of thy handiwork, I mean again, accident.

I implore you as I bear my heart to you. Sometimes I struggle in my faith. Help me to fight off and win over every evil force which tempts be to believe in plan and design and purpose! Save me from the deluding teachings of an all wise-benevolent Creator. Please let me know that you are real – so I can count confidently on nothing but chance!

Amen.”

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

RICK JOYNER: PREPARING A HIGHWAY

Rarely will I put out a blog to simply say, “Watch this!” This is one of those occasions. Rick Joyner’s message may put steel up your backbone.

It is one of the most insightful, incisive assays of where we are at as a Republic. This is hot off the press (video) today. It is a call for awakening, activation and mobilization! America is on the cusp of great revival – and civil war. What will your placement be? How can we prepare the highway for our God?

Rick Joyner’s assessments and exhortations shouldn’t be watched unless you are someone who wishes to be a change agent. If you are not, it will simply disturb your sleep.

He fires truths like bullets from a heavy machinegun. I don’t think this could be timelier for Lovers of Christ and patriots of America. It is definitely worth your viewing!

Rick Joyner is the author of numerous books and articles. As a writer he is one of the best! I deeply appreciate his blending of historic knowledge and thoughtful prophetic perspective.

Start viewing at 1:46:20

MFM Face to Face Retreat | Morning Session | 4/22/2021

Steve C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

SEVEN COOL TESTIMONIES AND COUNTERING AN ATROCIOUS SENATE BILL

Dear Friends,

“Life is moving faster than it ever has before!” I’m so grateful for the goodness of God in our lives! Here are some examples.

Pam and I were ministering in a church is Seattle. A woman came forward with weighty health issues and serious wrestling’s about suicide. We ministered deliverance in Jesus name and encouraged her deeply but saw no immediate change. Pam stayed in contact with her asking her to promise to call her daily until her mental state improved. Sunday Pam saw her in church. She was no longer a wretch under the gloom of depression and despondency. She was on the floor overcome with holy laughter! A very different person.

I was ministering in a church in Randle, WA. Many were waking to the reality that God wants to speak to them. A woman came forward for Prayer. She was elderly, slight and weighted down. As Pam began to pray she felt the compassion of Christ. She also felt the woman was in pain. Pam asked, “Are you in pain?” The woman put her hands over her abdomen and said, “How did you know?” As Pam began to pray the woman was physically shaken for a few moments. Then she was still and calm. She said, “The pain is gone!” She took the mic and testified to the congregation.

I’m teaching a class in Mossyrock, WA on “Hearing God’s Voice through Dreams and Visions.” The room was full on our first meeting! What most impressed Pam and I was the great hunger we felt among the people! There was wonderful interaction and attentiveness. Pam said, “I felt the Spirit so strong I could have prophesied to everyone in the room.”

A young woman we know here was working in a regional hospital. She was called to sit beside a 10-year-old boy who had been in a coma for a month. She took his hand and began to pray for him. She saw on his chart that he liked SpongeBob. She asked him to squeeze her hand once if he liked SpongeBob and twice if he didn’t. He squeezed her hand once!

She asked him other questions and he squeezed her hand appropriately. A nurse came in and she said, “He is responding to questions by squeezing my hand.” The nurse said he wasn’t, he just was having spasmodic reactions.

The doctor came in and she shared how the boy had squeezed her hand. He gave a similar response as the nurse. She told the doctor to take the boy’s hand and then she began to ask him questions. He responded with appropriate squeezing. The boy began to tear up. The doctor was amazed and said, this changes everything. We will have to cancel the surgery he is scheduled to have.

Sue sat a little longer with Tracy. The tears began flowing and he opened his eyes. Sarah had to leave. Our fresh report is that when Sue saw Tracy today he was awake, alert, joking and laughing. He is going to have a couple days of rehab and is going home! PTL!!!

We host a prayer meeting in our home every Monday, plus two Saturdays a month. The Spirit has so profoundly moved among us! Everyone senses the presence of God! How amazing to see the faith and courage rise! And we are asking for more of His glory, more for our town of Morton and for harvest in East Lewis county.

I have an early Wednesday morning men’s meeting on Zoom. It is phenomenal to see the sincere, earnest involvement of the men and their support for one another. The water table is rising!

Thursday nights I have a Zoom class on, “How to disciple – disciples.” Week by week you can see the enthusiasm rise as the lights come on. Each of us can be a discipling influence which can carry on through generations!

2 Tim 2:2  And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

 

Now for a subject which grieves me and has made me shout out in prayer

 

I have come to call the HR 5 Bill “The Seduction of Minors Act.” Its potential damage imitates the elimination of prayer from our schools, and the Roe – Wade decision. The Church was asleep for those things. WE MUST NOT SLEEP NOW!!! The bill is now in the US Senate. Here is a letter I sent to my Senators. Please summon your compassion, resolve and care for our nation by writing your US Senators! HERE IS MY LETTER.

Dear Senator,

I have called HR 5 “The Seduction of Minors Act.”

I, and those within the circles of my influence, urge you, in the most emphatic way, to counter this act which preys on the vulnerability of children, warps the reality of created order, threatens the vulnerable and abolishes public opinion and free speech.

I will forgo detailing the arguments for my heart-felt convictions here. I will however include them for my blogging audience and my speaking engagements.

America is watching to see if you will protect our vulnerable children and ensure true equality for expression, religious freedom, the sanctity of human gender patently obvious to historic science, and the rights of parents to protect their children from malicious, seductive delusions.

Most earnestly,  S C J

 

GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HR 5 AT http://childparentrights.org/private-page/

 

LET ME KNOW IF YOU WILL TAKE THE CHALLENGE AND WRITE YOUR SENATORS!

AN END THOUGHT: It is time to stop our fear of being shaken and become shakers!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

SOLICITING PRAYER FOR PROPHETIC DOCUMENTARY

The Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem

I am pursuing a Prophetic Documentary on the nearing eruption of The River of Life from the city of Jerusalem. I request your prayer support because this will be a considerable project, and frankly I scarcely know where to begin. You may remember the verse, “Unless the Lord produces the documentary….” 

I have felt 2021 is the year to get this production going. Early this morning I felt the Lord Jesus was telling me He would counsel me and show me how it can be done.

The goal of this prophetic documentary is to paint a picture of the surging, physical River of Life, which is soon to burst from Israel’s Holy City. This will inform and inspire faith and anticipation for what God is about to perform in the City.

The Muslim Dome of the Rock, near the site of the 2nd Temple

If you have read my book, Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life you may remember Episode 2, The Tangible River. In that chapter I demonstrate:

How five prophets speak of The River of Life bursting forth from Jerusalem

and of the multiple streams formed by The River

How The River breaks forth

Implications of The River’s presence

And the glory which comes to our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Many elements must come together to get this production airborne. Would you please pray for the following elements?

 

PRODUCTION CREW

A MOTIVATED FILM PRODUCER AND CREW will capture the images of places were The River will flow, blending in the story line with interviews with experts. 

ANIMATORS will paint in the river and landscapes to portray the dynamic reality of the river and the lush vegetation, construction and populations which will follow.

I’m praying for a MUSICAL COMPOSER of the stature of John Williams

Prayer before the wall Herod the Great built

EXPERT INTERVIEWS REGARDING PROPHECY AND HISTORY

RABBIS will share the prophecies and beliefs which are held about The River.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS will tell us about Jerusalem’s ancient water systems. 

GEOLOGISTS will show Jerusalem’s fault lines, and describe how earthquakes may release the river.

CARTOGRAPHERS will topographically map the Biblical locations, predict the boundaries of the river, and where the multiple streams will make passage. They will answer specific questions like, “Where is Azel?” and “Eniglam?”

 

What will be the national, regional, and world-wide impact of a spontaneous River flowing from Jerusalem? What responses will “flow” from its creation? We will seek interviews with Israeli Knesset ministers and government officials.  Please pray these interviews will be gained.

 

INTERVIEWS WITH GOVERNMENT LEADERS

MINISTRY OF RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS – The impact of the river will first and foremost be spiritual! How will the spiritual atmosphere of Israel change with the addition of this remarkable tangible River? We will seek interviews with the Chief Rabbi and other spiritual leaders.

MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND WATER RESOURCES – We will ask about modern water-works and what they will do with a boundless excess. Conduits will no doubt be built to take the water North and South, and perhaps to regions beyond. What will be done with the extra hydro power?

MINISTRY OF TOURISM – More hotels and tourism infrastructure will need to be built. Tour guides will be busy!

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE – Israel could become the bread-basket for the region. What projections could they make on ag industry?

The FISHERIES COMMISSIONER may make projections on that industry.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH – What will the healing properties of river do for the nation?

MINISTRY OF FINANCE – The economy of the nation will flourish!

MINISTRIES OF INFRASTRUCTURE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENSE, THE INTERIOR, ETC. will all have comments on the implications of the new River!

Please pray the Lord will reveal the networks of people and resources to see this Prophetic Documentary launched. THANK YOU FOR THOSE PRAYERS!

And may all glory go to our wonderful River Master!!!

 

To get a better Idea of what information will go into this Prophetic Documentary listen to Episode 2: “The Tangible River,” from my book Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life HERE!

 

 

 

Steven C Johnson

landingstripenterprises.com

TWO PRESIDENTS AND A NATION: LOVE AND ANGER IN MOTION

      BABY ELENOR HAS ARRIVED!

Rejoicing in our newest grandchild! Congratulations Claire, Carson and big sister Savanna!

 

TWO PRESIDENTS AND A NATION:

LOVE AND ANGER IN MOTION

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You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.  Ps 45:7

There is a place for both love and anger. Angry people may have nothing they love, but people with loves by nature and necessity have anger.

A good parent jealously guards their beloved children. They will act in anger toward those who would harm them. We discover how much the mother bear loves her cubs by trying to harm them. We discover how much a patriot loves their nation when their country is attacked.

If you want Anointed Joy get an upgrade in your love for righteousness and hatred for wickedness.

Many counsel, Christians should not be angry about the “results” of the election or of the new policies of those now in the Whitehouse. “We should live in peace and go on.” I thoroughly, adamantly disagree! We must be more loving, angrier, and more active than ever! We must add fuel to the bonfire of zeal!

 

The quality of our anger:

Anger birth out of God’s throbbing heart of love and compassion

Anger God-breathed and hopeful

Anger jealous for justice, safety, security and the welfare of loved ones

Anger visionary and constructive, aiming for a better future

Anger boundaried by integrity and the rule of law

Anger devoid of fear, desperation, rashness, bitterness, resentment, and vindictiveness.

 

Scripture says “Be angry but sin not.” We remember, “The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” Only a just, heaven-born anger, bathed in oceans of compassionate love for friends and enemies can be effective in our fight. We must have more refined anger, not for fuming but for profitable action!

 

COMPROMISE WITH A THIEF?

Let’s say a thief comes to your home and steals your appliances, your clothes and food. You witness the theft. The thief later returns to you and says, “Now that I have half of your belongings, let’s say we live in peace.” How would you answer him when you know his goal is to steal everything you have, your identity, your life and the lives of your family? 

American Revolutionary War history reveals the great indignation the colonies had over abuses they patiently endured. You read a hint of them in the Declaration of Independence. Their patience was laudable! They endured and petitioned repeatedly till they could be patient no more.

It would be appalling to stop being angry at abuse, corruption and injustice, as those dark powers slice through American blood vessels!

When Mr. Obama became President Rush Limbaugh said he hoped Mr. Obama would fail. On one occasion he said, “So I shamelessly say, no, I want him to fail, if his agenda is a far-left collectivism, some people say socialism, as a conservative heartfelt, deeply, why would I want socialism to succeed?”

Certainly, the socialist forces in America, if honest, would say out loud that they wish our American free enterprise system and its freedoms would fail. How can there be union with Free Enterprise and Communism? This di-vision cannot be reconciled.

 

USERPATION

Mr. Joe Biden is sitting in the White House. How am I praying for Mr. Biden?

You may have a vague memory of this, but 2000 people signed affidavits testifying of voting irregularities. Computer forensic experts and statistical analysts demonstrated measurable manipulations in the election. The courts declined  to accept cases, let alone hear the evidence.

Our weak apologetic “conservatives” were accused of worshiping President Trump. Many cowed, saying “Not only do we not worship Donald Trump, we will act like he never existed. We will forget him to prove to you we don’t worship him.” Our sorry, short-term American memory has been picked clean by the birds of the air.

 

PRAYING FOR TWO PRESIDENTS

Here’s how I am praying for Mr. Joe Biden.

Absalom by plotting and coup usurped David’s throne.  2 Sam 15

Athaliah by treachery and murder usurped the throne.  2 Kings 11

I will pray for Mr. Biden as I would pray for interlopers like Absalom and Athaliah. I pray he and his collaborators will quickly be exposed, removed from office and come to justice.

I pray that President Trump may be empowered miraculously with Heaven’s virtues to fulfill his anointed mission to make America Great Again. That America may surpass any greatness she has formerly had, and do so with the heart and hand of Christ Jesus the King over all earthly kings!

 

WILL YOU MAKE MY DECLARATION YOUR OWN?

I will implore our Heavenly Father for His adjudications. I will pray that the swamp will be dredged and come to judgment in government, media, business and education!

I will foil diabolical political powers from achieving their goal of destroying the constitution. I will work to demolishing the edicts, executive orders and legislations of corruption.

I will pray for, and see, the greatest wash of the Spirit of Jesus to inundate our country with staggering holy Spirit conviction, the fear of the Lord, and knowledge of Christ’s mercies. The United States will be a lighthouse nation filled with liberty under just laws, and our government will be penetrated by Heaven’s high Kingdom government working itself into human hearts.

My prayers will be guided by seeing the invisible wonders of my Christ! My attitude in prayer will be mixed with laughter, hope and the anticipation of God’s kingdom penetration and manifestation!

My prayers don’t stop with earthly crowns, prime ministers and presidents. I’m part of something transcendently, cosmically huge. I will use the adage, “Pray big or go home,” believing “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”

 

FUELING ACTION WITH BOILING LOVE AND ANGER

“Zeal for Thy house shall consume me.”

I am not under circumstances but a creator of circumstances. I am an Ambassador, a change agent of heaven.

I will do more than wait for the next elections. America can be dismantled and demolished irreparably in that time. I am acting now.

I will labor with others to see justice and correction in the electoral process.

I will refresh American minds of the history of our foundations.

I will vigorously exercise my constitutional freedoms. I will defy those who try to steal them.

I will take part in mass grass-roots protests and political movements against unrighteous laws and decrees. I will use every legal means to frustrate totalitarian edicts.  

I will support those in government working to preserve our constitution.

I will be an actor locally and nationally.

 

The day after Mr. Biden stole office I wrote the Whitehouse in response to backward and destructive executive orders. I will do more writing to people in authority this year.

I am starting to get to know the leaders of my own city and county to see what kind of influence I can bring. Here are places you can go to get out of the armchair.

 

https://www.house.gov

https://www.senate.gov

https://www.whitehouse.gov

https://www.pta.org

Look up your local City and Counsel contacts. Our local city council is meeting now by zoom.

“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” Rev 11:15

ALWAYS APPRECIATING YOUR INSIGHTS!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

YOUR TURN ON STAGE

President trump has temporarily stepped off the stage. Who is coming on now? If you think it is a different president you are only partly right. The stage is huge! The person you should see stepping on the stage is yourself! This is the day when God Almighty is showcasing you! Step into that spotlight and play your part!

This is no time for stage fright, shyness or self doubt. This is stand-up-and-be-seen time. This is project-your-voice to the back of the auditorium time. God is showcasing you in this Great Production! And don’t worry too much about your script. God is giving you the lines and showing your placement and action on the set. He will give you what you need as your walk in the light. This is your showtime, your Esther moment, your reason-for-being-born moment. Heaven and earth are watching.

President Trump’s “farewell speech” was artful, hopeful and forward-looking! Well worth listening to.

In recent months I produced an audio of President Washington’s farewell speech. I am astonished at how prophetic its warnings and promises are for today!

I URGE YOU TO LISTEN HERE!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

5 Presidents and the Dreams

I’ve had uncanny experiences with five American Presidents over the past three decades. I’ve had five encounters with President Trump in the past three years. All of these have happened in dreams.  My dream times with President Trump have revealed:

Corrupt people in his circles

How God has been shielding him and Benjamin Netanyahu

How he is finding the right people to make things work out right

The President working in relaxed moments

Sleazy people trying to take advantage of government resources

And the president in prayer

There was another Trump dream last night. In the dream I was in a huge prayer meeting. I learned the entire prayer focus was for “the church service.”

I knelt in a large room with about 1,000 praying. After a few moments I realized President Trump was kneeling directly beside me. When we stood up together the President was 10 inches higher than me (I’m 6’ 2”).  The prayer meeting was over and the room was almost empty. I felt the people had gone into the service.

The scene changed. Pam and I were in a profoundly large stadium with huge attached auditoriums surrounding it.  I realized we were in one of the many auditoriums circling the stadium. My impression was perhaps 200,000 were in the whole building.

There were big screens to watch the live activities in the stadium. Thousands were in our side room. Pam and I walked to the back of the auditorium where people were setting out additional chairs because the crowd was larger than expected. All the chairs were red.

The event was about to begin.

REFLECTIONS:

The focus of prayer was on “the church service.” The Holy Spirit showed me this speaks of the “Wild Protest” rally president Trump has called for January 6th in Washington DC. As well as the wild protest rally, both House and Senate are meeting for the electoral college decision. They will go into debate based on evidence given them. Vice President Mike Pence will play a pivotal role.

First, I urge your prayers for this unspeakably momentous day! Pam and I are doing some fasting and big prayer for the January 6th “church service.” Nations around the world will be watching, for they all have a vested interest in what happens in America. (This can not be understated)

By the way, there is something about going low in prayer that helps us go higher. This principle appears often in scripture. At the prayer meeting President Trump knelt then stood taller. You and I will also grow taller in prayer.

Second, if you can make it to the live event, do!  See information here https://wildprotest.com

If you can’t make it do your best to be part of other rallies watching the event, or have a group of friends in your home.

Third,Urge Congress to stop the certification and deal with voter fraud in the election. You can do it in two minutes. CLICK HERE NOW to sign.

Here are two site which give evidence for the fraud.

The Navarro Report: “The Immaculate Deception.”

“Exposed! New proof on why I am certain trump will win.”

Steve C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING WITH DEATH THREATS

 Rembrandt, Head of Christ

Have you ever had someone threaten to take your life? If you knew people were plotting to take your life would that alter your mentality and activities?

Here are a few of the many biblical characters who were plotted against and threatened with death.

ELIJAH

“I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”  1 Kings 19:10

DAVID

May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame. Ps 35:4

LAZARUS

So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well,  John 12:10

PAUL

While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar.  Acts 21:31

 

JESUS, THE “MOST WANTED” MAN

Jesus was hounded by death threats.Even as an infant His life was threatened. When you read the conversations between Jesus and the religious leaders you can hear the snarling, menacing tension.

They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff.  Luke 4:29

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” Luke 13:”31

I know you are Abraham’s descendants, but you are trying to kill Me because My word has no place within you. John 8:37

As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things. John 8:40

So from that day on they plotted to take his life. John 11:53

But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus. Mt 12:14

The leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people’s reaction.  Luke 22:2

 

“HE WHO INTIMIDATES WINS”

I recently saw a quote that caught me. “He who intimidates wins.” It sent me on a trail of thought. The goal of the terrorist is to control. The terrorist breaths intimidation to cow and constrain. Would you like to know how to defeat a terrorist? Refuse to be afraid! You frustrate terrorists by finding your courage in God and scoffing at fear.

Cultivating fear is an art form in America.

Advertisers use fear to get you to buy their anti-depressants.

News services use fearmongering to get your clicks.

Politician’s use fear to get your vote, and submission.

2020 has been a jackpot for fear-mongers. We’ve never seen people use fear so successfully. The masters of fear have nearly taken over the world. Their only problem is that you have been a hold-out.You haven’t bowed to fear as low as you should. This has irked the terrorists.

Satan of course is the ultimate terrorist. Fear is the primary tool in his tool box.Ultimately every fear is linked to the Great Granddaddy of fears, Death. Watch out for spiders, heights, laundry detergents, sunshine and tap water. They may kill you.

“Here’s one food you should never eat.”

Do you know how many are dying of cancer, plastic bags and airplane crashes!

Don’t drive your car, you might be killed.

Don’t go to the grocery, you might be shot

With Covid mania, economic woes, and government corruption “we could all die!”

One of ten who started out on the Oregon trail died before the end. What if every time we engaged in an activity a statistician stood at our side and told us the chance we had of dying?

The Fact is, in time, we will all die, unless Jesus comes to interrupt things.

 

JESUS OVERCAME OUR FEAR OF DEATH

“Now since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity, so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”  Heb 2:14

Jesus slaughters the fear of death! He freed us from death’s intimidation! When we overcome the fear of death other fears shrink to proper size. In fact, the direction of intimidation reverses.

HALLELUJAH!

Jesus navigated the death threats. You will also! You are in a place where we can taunt at death, and every fear.

“Where, O death, is your victory?Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Cor 15:55-57

 

WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN WE ARE FEARLESS?

When we have dominion over the fear of death we are unencumbered. We can, as Adam was charged, take dominion, and become the “Masters of the Universe.”

The possibilities are endless when we are free of fear. When we reverse the direction of intimidation everything shifts! When the people of God are free the powers of darkness are intimidated into confinement.

Many like to quote Rev 12:11. Don’t let your voice drop when you read the last line.

“And they overcame him

by the blood of the Lamb,

and by the word of their testimony;

and theyloved not their lives unto the death.”

 

With this conviction we can trample every foe; “Whether I live or die I am a winner!”

All kinds of saints have had to deal with death threats. You are not alone.

As always, I’d love to hear your testimonies of overcoming!

Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. Eph 6:19-20

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

The following are some of the hardest hitting collections of words I have ever read in my long-legged life. I’m passing them on.

Candace Owens: POTUS is Sitting on a Stack of Trump Cards

SourceOperation Disclosure

by Carl G. Fisher IV, December, 29th, 2020

He has court cases that will go to the Supreme Court and thanks to the Texas case, he’s now aware how to file them properly…under article 3 not 2…so the SCOTUS will be forced to listen…..

He now has the DNI report. Barr stepped down and can now be a witness…..he did his job. Durham is special counsel and can prosecute, in any state….

He’s letting civil, criminal and federal courts fail to handle the situation properly…..so he can use military tribunals. He has ALL the data from the NSA, the Kraken supercomputer, the Alice supercomputer and likely many more computers, unknown to us….

He has the dueling electors from 7 state legislatures. He has VP Pence, as the final arbiter of which ballots to accept…..

He has the Insurrection Act, the NDAA, the national emergency, the 14th amendment, the 2018 executive order, the 2017 very first EO, the Patriot Act, the FISA warrants, the Declassification of everything, people swearing affidavits by the 1000s.

He has all the statistical data being analyzed….along with the videos, emails, phone calls and bank transfer statements…..showing the coordination of the coup d’etat.

He has RICO and he has the crimes against humanity videos. Wikileaks just dropped extensive information and Assange will be pardoned. Assange can then openly discuss the murder of Seth Rich….

Now that the governors and secretary of states certified and [B]iden accepted….they each committed and knowingly agreed to acts of Treason….

Solar Winds was literally just raided and Dominion is closing down, as well. He has the CIA servers, used to change dominion machine votes from Trump to [B]iden…and he will soon have access to the actual machines, themselves….

He baited the [D]eep State into staying in DC, so they can be arrested. [B]iden hasn’t accepted any transition money and Harris has still not given up her seat on the senate….

The military has infiltrated Antifa and BLM. He has all their financial records. He knows which politicians took Chinese and Soros money….both Republican and Demorat….

He positioned Christopher Miller as secretary of defense and Ezra-Cohen Watnick as assistant secretary of defense. He literally just wrote an executive order, regarding the military line of succession. Many suspect Watnick to be Q.

He is defunding the CIA. He just replaced Kissinger & Allbright on the National Security Advisory Board…..with men loyal to him.

The military has been flying planes, far more than usual, all over the country. The Navy just parked mega fleets on both coasts. The 82nd Airborne is preparing for an operation….which is the same group that General Flynn & AG Donoghue were enlisted.

Pieces are finally falling into place. POTUS has it all! He is just laying out the pieces and building the narrative. He knows he won and they committed Treason! He set a trap and they walked right in, without hesitation.

He gave the [D]eep State the chance to come clean and try to fix things. They chose Treason! They will all hang, as the result.

Patriots in control! Nothing can stop what’s coming!

 

PANIC: Patriots Are Now In Control

CLEANING SOLUTIONS FOR MESSES

 

In a dream I found myself in a house holding a loaded and pumped pellet gun. I was thinking of discharging it to unload it but did not want to damage the house or things in the house. I looked at a large box of cleaning supplies and thought of shooting it there.

My interpretation:

I have a spiritual gun loaded and pressurized by Holy Spirit. My aim should be to activate cleaning solutions! 

There are cleansers for dishes, laundry, windows and walls, toilets and carpets. God has “Solutions” for us! When we look into God’s box of cleansing agents here is what we find:

Blood Cleanser

Water Cleanser

Holy Spirit Cleanser

Fire Cleanser

Scripture Cleanser

Stripes Cleanser

Christ’s Appearing Cleanser

 

     Blood Cleanser

“These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev 7:14

“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Heb 9:22

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God!”  Heb 9:14

     Water Cleanser

Both blood and water were used in the temple service for cleansing.

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22

 

     Fire Cleanser

“For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.” Mark 9:49

 “…anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean.”Num 31:23

“They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.” Acts 2:3

 

     Stripes Cleanser

God will use lashes and wounds to cleanse us. Physical chastenings and hard knocks in life cleanse us.

“Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.” Prov 20:30

 

     Scripture Cleanser

“…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”Eph 5:25-27

 

     Spirit Cleanser

“The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion: He will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by the spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.” Is 4:4

 

     Christ’s Appearing Cleanser

 

The appearance of Jesus brings a harsh, caustic scrubbing and a fiery smelting. The good news is that Saint’s willing to stand this scouring will present their offerings in righteousness!

“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.”

 

WHAT SHOULD WE CLEAN TODAY?

Let’s start by cleansing our hearts and thoughts.

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

 

     PRAYERS FOR CLEANSING

Lord God, please show me (and your Church) what you would like us to clean up today.

“Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalms 51:2

“Cleanse me with hyssop [dipped in blood and sprinkled], and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7

 

     FATHER PROMISES CLEANSING

 

A loving father cleans his baby’s bottom. Our heavenly Father goes farther!

“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean: I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.” Exe 36:25

 

DEEP CLEANING GRAVEYARDS

 

 

Jesus does a more dazzling job at cleansing than “Mister Clean!” Our Lord comes to renew the face of the earth. Every lonesome grave and every massive boneyard will be made clean!

Outside the Eastern wall of the old city of Jerusalem there are hundreds of thousands of graves. Many religious Jews wish to be buried there so they may be among the first raised when Messiah comes.

On the other hand, Muslims also have graveyards near the Eastern Wall and the “Golden Gate.” These are a “strategic” attempt at preventing the Messiah from coming. They believe the Messiah would not contaminate himself by coming through a cemetery. Putrefying flesh and dusty bones are considered unclean.

How can Jesus walk through a contaminated cemetery? By raising the dead!

How can Jesus make a cemetery plot holy? With resurrection power!

“The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the LORD. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.”  Jer 31:40

We have a part in the cleansing process but God finishes the job because of His mercy in Christ!

 

     OUR PART IN CLEANSING

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:8-10

The following verse has been called “The Christian’s bar of soap.”

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

 

     GOD’S PART IN CLEANSING

God can wash places we cannot reach, like the middle of our backs and the center of our hearts. Praise His Holy name, because in Christ Jesus His Son He washes us white as snow!!!

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.” Is 1:18

 

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

An end note:

The past four years President Trump has drained perhaps 2% of the swamp. Watch what happens in the next four years! If you are part of the swamp it is time to get out, humble yourself before God, and apply cleaning solutions.

 

 

ADOPTION, TUCKER, AND ELECTION MIRACLES

HOLY SPIRIT OF ADOPTION

 

I often receive God’s messages through a song. I’ll awaken with a little tune in my spirit and find myself humming it as I start my day. Little by little I become more aware of the tune and begin to dig out the words. “What is God trying to speak to me?” 

The day’s song was the Momma’s and the Papa’s 1968 version of “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” This song wove through my day as I watched an interview of a woman’s decision to adopt, and another who decided to foster. When I went to church I met a single woman who was deciding to foster. Below I share how God pieced a message together through interactions and His faithful Holy Spirit.  Step by step He leads us.

I watched an interview of  Amy Coney Barrett as she explained her family dynamics. She was pregnant with her fifth 5 and received a call from Haiti asking her to take a little boy that needed a home due to difficulties in his nation.

Amy put on her warm coat and took a walk in the cold winter, stopping to sit on a bench to discuss this idea with God. She had this thought – “Well God, life is hard and there is nothing better to spend my life on than raising children.” It deeply impacted me as I thought of this very accomplished woman, supreme court nominee, magna cum Laude from Notre Dame, wife and mother of seven.  Wow, now that’s a liberated woman. One we would all be happy to emulate.

The words, “life is hard, and there is nothing better to spend my life on than raising children“ just rang so true. That is a mother’s heart.  That is my heart. Maybe that’s your heart.

I also watched an interview of a young woman who decided to lay down her calling as a worship leader and became a foster mother. She was on a Zoom call talking about placing our Idols of calling on the alter to God and taking up His heart cry. For her that was fostering children.

This was all unfolding in me as I walked into church. A woman walked up to me and recognized me from an event we had both attended a year ago (Really, with a mask on too).

Long story short, she had wanted to adopt a child most of her life. She went to China as a missionary, then on to Hong Kong, no adoption. She realized she needed more stability so changed careers, became a teacher, picked up a second language to be bilingual and most recently purchased a two-bedroom condo and completed a foster care  program to start the process. And she was a single woman. All these people are NOT in ideal situations, but trusting. I was beginning to see a pattern. Now I was getting it. In this season of Esthers and Deborahs many of us are being prepared and repurposed to fulfill our hearts desire (our Dreams). 

With the probable end of abortion in America there will be more children to give homes to. And God is raising up “mothers in Israel” (Judges 5:7)

Esther was an orphan raised by her uncle and sovereignly prepared to become queen of a foreign nation, and at the right time, a spokeswoman for her people, the Jews. Perhaps this is a time you’ve been waiting for, to take the honorable place of raising children? Even again.

God is calling many of you, and your partners, to assist in the foster care and adoption of HIS children across our nation. Note: Mordecai- Esther 2:15.  Shamgar-Judges 5:6.  Barak- Judges 4:8-9

If you will dream with Him and ask He will make it happen. You will become the Mommas and Papas to dream with God for a generation. I believe communities of folks fostering and adopting kids will grow up and a new culture of life will bring rich rewards for those who hear this call. 

Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers [or mothers]. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Pam Johnson

 

PUTTING DOWN TUCKER

Pam just learned dear friends were needing to put down their dog. The husband was out digging the grave as we talked. Our hearts went out immediately. This family is dear to us, and the dog is precious to them. It is a grace-filled animal with a sweet disposition, a companion willing to befriend all.

It made me remember putting down our grey schnauzer, Tucker. I called Tucker the Super Wonder Dog. He was a gentleman considerate of others, willing to obey and eager to please.

He could be relaxed and laid back or go into hyper-energetic mode. He would respond to sit, stay, come, up, down, roll over and more. He loved to play soccer with the kids. They would kick the ball to him and he would run it back to them pushing it with his nose.

When Tucker was about 8 years we got another schnauzer, this time black. Jack was a rascal of a dog always pushing the limits. In fun, I called Tucker the good dog and Jack “the other dog.” We loved them both. Tucker did his best to educate Jack but Jack always liked to bend the rules. Still, Tucker’s modeling sunk in.

Tucker had few flaws. For fun, now and then, he liked to flush the chickens. Still, he was near perfect as a composed lap dog or an excited run-about friend. We had plenty of experiences with him moving from Washington, then Tennessee and then Texas.

When Tucker was 12 he started to get sick. His energy flagged, his motivation dropped. He had a cancer. We prayed for our friend, cuddled and pet him, but his health deteriorated. He did not complain but was patient as always. It was obvious he was in his last days, at most he had a handful left.

It was evening but I knew we couldn’t wait longer. I took my rifle, turned on the porch light, and carried him to the back yard. I sat him down and he stood wobbly between my feet. I said, “Tucker, stand still.” He obediently responded. I shot him in the head. He fell still, but to my amazement his tail wagged vigorously, quicker than I have ever seen before. It lasted a couple seconds and he was gone.

The next morning, we dug a place for him in the back pasture. I cried watching Old Yeller. I did the same with Tucker. There were some lonely days afterwards. Then four days later I had a dream. God graced us with it to bring a beautiful closure. I paste it from my dream file below.

12/12/2016 DOGS GO TO HEAVEN

I was walking along a country road where there had been rain. Water was running swiftly on the side of the road in the ditch and culverts. I looked and saw our dog Tucker running very rapidly back and forth in the field. He was much quicker than he had been in real life. He ran like lightning as if he could never be tired. I called out, “Go, Tucker, go!” At one point I saw Tucker was thirsty and standing in the water. As he began to drink I called out, “Drink, Tucker, drink!”

I called Tucker to me and he ran to my side. I gave him a couple pats, then he zipped off again. I could tell he was having a blast!

REFLECTIONS: Tucker was sick and I put him down four days ago. We were sad, missing him. This was an encouragement and a reminder. “Dogs do go to heaven.” We should drink deeply of the living waters, Like Tucker!

 

ELECTION MIRACLES! 

 

10,000 rose from the dead in Michigan to cast their ballots! Just imagine how many were raised in the other 49 states. You wonder who they voted for.

Amazing/appalling accounts of voting “irregularities” are coming out. Pam and I have been seriously imploring God in prayer for Revelation and the “HIGHEST COURT’S” justice! We are praying that everything will be revealed in Light! For the sake of future generations of voters we must be assured this election has true integrity.

GOING BACK TO PENNSYLVANIA WITH THOMAS PAINE

Once again, we are taking a cold, hungry, exhausting stand in Pennsylvania. But what is the alternative? As Washington’s troops shivered at Valley Forge they knew the weight of Paine’s words.

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated”

A PRAYER FOR THE WICKED MEDIA

God’s justice is coming to the god-like thrones of the media.“May ruin overtake them by surprise– may the net they hid entangle them, may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.” Ps 35:8.  Read Zech 5:1-4 to discover what happens to the thieving, lying media! 

A TITAL WAVE OF JUSTICE

Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.Ps 98:13

FIRE IN A BOX

The most amazing invention to me is the internal combustion engine. What benefits the world has enjoyed by capturing fire in a box! We Christians sometimes have “FIRE” but how few have made productive energy with “IT.”

Steve and Pam Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

OUR STRETCH OF RIVERFRONT PROPERTY

“Our Inheritance in Messiah is a stretch of Riverfront Property! It is a delightful place of connection— connection with the Lamb and with His people!” Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life.

Pam and I are blessed to be living in Morton, WA along the Tilton River. It is a place loaded with beauty and peace!  Drink some in as you continue below. 

 

VIDEO: OUR PIECE OF THE TILTON RIVER

 

BIG FISH IN THE RIVER

Our friend Pat is catching salmon on our beach. Over the past couple weeks he has caught other fish this size.. He filleted one for us ten minutes out of the river!

 

   “TALL TIMBER SILHOUETTES”

 

 

 

Tall timber silhouettes 

 

Stirring

 

Twilight trees

 

Anticipating

 

The morning stretch  

(Steve)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHICK CHALET (under construction)

We’ve had mini-farms in Ellensburg, WA, Sevierville, TN and Abilene, TX. We’ve had chickens at all of them. They must follow us. 26 chicks are waiting in a corner of the garage for their new domicile, the “Chick Chalet.” We had a couple scrap windows so they are getting a view and ventilation.

 

SMITTY ENJOYING THE LEAVES AND RIVER

Early in the morning Smitty and I go to our rocky beach and take in the life of the river. He sniffs around and finds yummy things like crawdads. We have been pleased to discover good neighbors. Even Smitty has good fellowship with the local canines.

 

A PLACE FOR ROOTS TO GO DEEP

We have lived in lots of places. We both agree Morton is the place to let our roots go deep. We are planting a variety of fruit trees, berries and flowers. We have a little greenhouse and put in some raised beds.

David said, “The boundary lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.” Grateful!

 

AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN!

One of the richest finds in Morton is discovering a band of praying Christians. We are looking forward to great seasons of prayer with that growing tribe, and earthshaking consequences! Jesus, take the glory!

Pam and I are flying the same flag our revolutionary army used. We “appeal to Heaven” daily for our nation. We have an ache for the welfare of our nation, and a longing for our dear Lord Jesus’ Kingdom to manifest in our nation, and the nations of the world. Trust you are adding your prayers to heaven’s bowls. “Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.” Rev 5:8 

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises

 

As a PS, Happy Columbus Day! Stand up Christopher!

People pulled down Cristopher Columbus’ statue because they believe this continent should never have been discovered by Europeans. If in 1592 Winston had sail the ocean blue, or Patricia had sailed in 1692 to discover America it would be resented by someone, and their statues, in time, might come down. I wonder how many who brought down Columbus could give us an intelligent lecture on his life to justify his humiliation.

HOLY MOMENT, FIGHT OR STARVE and MORE

HOLY MOMENT

“All creatures great and small, The Lord God made them all.”

The day started cool and wet. It was still dark and a drizzle required wipers for visibility as I drove through rural Washington. Arriving at my destination I found the back deck covered in big drops of water beading up like miniature puddles. It felt cold and unfriendly and I moved back to the warmth of the house.

A few hours later I went outside to check the temperature and found a honey bee struggling to survive. It was wet and cold having landed in a puddle and had stopped trying to escape. In fact, it did not move at all. I looked for a tool and found a leaf to scoop it up. It hung on and I knew what to do.

i placed it in the sun and went inside to find a food source. No honey, but I could dissolve sugar in a spoon. I placed the bee near the sugar but it did not respond, so I dripped a little on its mouth. It immediately began sucking up the sweet stuff. Awwwww!

I had done all I could and returned to my work. An hour later when I looked the bee had flown. Restored to return home!

For me, this was a Holy Moment.

Pamela Johnson

 

FIGHT OR STARVE?

If thieves were coming into your home to steal your food pantry, would you fight them to the death?

It’s probably unfair to ask people living in modern Western nations this question. Most of us would say, “It’s not worth the fight.” We’d step aside. A few might willingly share their food. Others would give up their food to appease. The next day we would go to the grocery store to restock the refrigerator.

Near Eastern people have had different circumstances, attitudes and practices.

Gideon warred to save the barley harvest

Boaz slept at the threshing floor to protect the wheat harvest.

Shammah fought to save the lentil harvest

Biblical characters would build watch towers in their fields to house their harvests. They would post lookouts on them to watch for marauders who wanted to loot their wealth by raiding their pantry. Food was the measure of your bank account as well as the measure of your longevity. Houses were built with the food stored in the back room so raiders would need to come through the living area, “over the owner’s dead body” to capture the family’s supply.

Consider the heroic stand of Shammah. “Next to him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from them. But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory.”  2 Sam 23:11-12

It might be good to know “Shammah” means The LORD is there! He must have realized the Lord was present that day in the field of lentils!

Months later families could say, “We are eating tonight because Shammah saved the lentils.” Failing to defend the food supply meant slow and painful starvation. One might die fighting to defend the staff of life, but it would be a quick death. If they died fighting they would not have to watch their children starve. Defending the food supply was defending their family’s lives.

Going to the modern grocery is a marvel. Most of the world does not understand our abundance. When I walk through an American grocery store I am so amazed at the plenty! I often worship God in the grocery store, giving thanks for the wonderful access to food we enjoy.

Just a hundred years ago many of us still took in the crops, sacked, canned and dried the food, and stocked the larder. Ben Franklin as a youth helped his parents pack out the year’s foodstuff into the pantry. In his young tongue-in-cheek way, he suggested they could pray once for their food for the year. In different days having a year’s supply of food was not hoarding. It was basic planning. Albertsons, Safeway, Tom Thumb and Walmart would not be open that year. Today we save money to buy food. Before modern groceries we just saved food.

Biblical characters were willing to die to save their pantry. They were not defending the few contents of an icebox or cupboard. They were defending supplies to sustain their lives for the year!

In those days food was not easily gained with bonus discount coupons. Their backs and blisters produced it from the earth. Farming people were known for their faith and hard work.  Some suffered anxiety when it came to planting. If seed was taken from the pantry to sow the field would there be enough food remaining till the harvest? Would they grow enough to restock the pantry for the next year? The reassuring prophetic word to the farmers was, “Those who sow in tears will come again reaping in Joy.”

The lion protects its kill. Dogs jealously gauard their bones. Bees fight to protect their hives.

As an FYI – Fema on food and water preparations

A SPIRITUAL APPLICATION

It may be totally appropriate to defend your physical food supply in a life or death battle. But, are we willing to fight tooth and claw to defend truth, integrity and righteousness? Solomon said, “Buy the truth and do not sell it.” I agree! Don’t sell out on truth regardless what you are offered, or threatened with. We can share truth freely without cost but we must never sell out on the truths which sustain our lives. God’s word, our daily bread, is worth fighting for! Our lives depend on it!

 

CHRISTIANS WHO DON’T VOTE

I’ve heard three out of four Christian don’t vote.

Can we also say, Three out of four Christians don’t

Pray?

Witness?

Give?

Study?

Fellowship?

Serve?

Can we say, “Three out of four Christians – are not?”

“Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” James 2:17

 

PREPARATION

 

Question: What does a spare tire, fire extinguisher and gun have in common?

Answer: It’s nice to have them but you hope never to need to use them.

 

A HYMN FROM MY YOUTH RINGING IN MY SPIRIT

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
to serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
and end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The church for you doth wait,
her strength unequal to her task;
rise up, and make her great!

Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where his feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
rise up, O men of God!

Steve Johnson

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OVERCOMING DISLEXIA: A TESTIMONY

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My childhood was very pleasant up to the time I entered grade school. Our family was loving and I felt like I was a pretty normal kid, managing life well and getting along fine with others.

1st grade began and life became problematic. When it came to academics I discovered I wasn’t quite normal. I was the kid that just didn’t get it. I didn’t understand the alphabet or numbers. They didn’t make sense to me. I began to see I was not like the other kids.

I was last in first grade learning my ABC’s and my 123’s. I remember missing recess as I tried to write my numbers in order copying the shapes from the blackboard. I remember being held back from recess in the second grade doing the same. Why was it so easy for the other kids? I felt frustrated. I felt stupid. Stupid and shameful became my identity. When it came to academics I was the kid whose lightbulb was dim.

I remember trying to become invisible so the teacher wouldn’t see me and call on me with a question. I didn’t want to be embarrassed again, and again. I was the last in class in every subject. I remember getting knots in my stomach at the end of the school year wondering whether I would be advanced to the next grade. I don’t know why but they passed this “D” and occasional “C” grade student to the next level yearly.

In the Fourth grade I saw I was going to be dead last in learning my multiplication tables. The title for “last” would go to a girl in the class or myself. I put out a great effort practicing diligently with the flash cards, and broke a barrier. I came in second from last! What a relief not to be dead last again. Math was my strong suit!

In the sixth grade the unthinkable happened. I got an A on a ten-word spelling test. I don’t remember ever getting a B, let alone an A before. My parents had been out of town for a few days. I was staying with an Aunt and a cousin. Over three days with perhaps up to six hours of repetition they worked with me on the ten spelling words. I remember being totally amazed when I discovered I had spelled every one correctly!

I squeaked through the seventh grade but did so with a break-though. I realized I could copy two or three letters at a time from the chalkboard onto my paper rather than one letter at a time. At times I could copy whole words. It broke a speed barrier!

My father was a physician and was studying a learning disability called dyslexia. I apparently had it. P’s and d’s, b’s and q’s  looked the same to me. Even today I confuse them when writing, along with other letters like Z and S. Phonetics helped a little but I could never trust them  because I was always stumbling on the exception to the rule and creating my own ‘fonedik’ spellings.

By blessed fortune my parents were able to hire private tutors and finally send me away to a private boarding school in the eighth grade. There were small classes, intense tutoring and four hours of study hall a day. This was where I first prayed. “Dear God, my Dad and Mom want me to do well in school. Help me do well so they will be pleased.” I prayed this frequently, sometimes many times a day.

It is a testimony to the all-wise God, my loving parents, caring teachers and the power of determined effort. At the end of the school year I was a straight A student. The earth shook with wonder! I was learning that by depending on God and using all my effort I could succeed. That was the year by providence I accidentally picked up number four pencils rather than the standard number two pencils. I realized I had to give greater effort to make a clear mark with the number four pencils. The greater physical effort of pressure on the pencil while writing math questions drove the sense of mathematics deeper in my mind!

I’ve had many “moments,” and those moments still visit daily. In the eight grade I could not remember how to spell my middle name. “Craig,” after all is a challenging name to spell. You’ll be glad to know I practiced and learned how.

The mighty grace of God took me through college and on to graduate school. I was able to keep a B average though school, which I think is an accomplishment.  There was a moment in grad school where I was writing a paper and needed to write the world “of,” but could not remember how to spell it. I tried “uv” and “ov” but it just didn’t look right. I was embarrassed to ask a fellow student how to spell “of” so started looking for it in the dictionary. After 20 minutes trying to figure it out I realized if I read a book, in time, I would come upon the word “of.” It worked!

I found when studying Greek that if I worked two or three times longer than fellow students I could do as well, or nearly as well, as others. The willingness to work twice as hard as others became a key for achieving.

 

I am so grateful for the good fruit which has come to me because of this little handicap!

By the grace of God, I have been able to shake off the title “stupid” and the feeling of shame.

I have compassion for others who struggle with mental handicaps. They are my peers.

I’ve gained creative techniques for learning and have come to realize reading, re-reading and then reading again will help me understand a sentence or paragraph.

Even though many speak faster and come up with amazingly quick quips I’ve learned I don’t have to compare myself to them. I realize that in my own way I’m quite smart, even if I sometimes speak slower looking for words.

I savor accomplishments which require hard work more than naturally gifted people do.

I am able to be patient with others because I realize thinking can take a lot of time and effort. 

There are still times when I cut a board at 69 inches rather than 96 but most of the time I’ve get it right and have successfully applied math in many practical situations.

Every time I write a page I have to look up spellings because my spellcheck has no idea  what I’m trying to say. Still, my third-grade teacher would be amazed. I’ve written lots: Sermons, Bible study lessons, newsletters, a couple books and hundreds of blogs.

I keep learning to lean on God in my weakness, and ask His help.

Do you have a handicap which you have overcome?

What fruit have you been able to grain because of it?

Steven C Johnson

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THE FEAR OF THE LORD: PROMISED BLESSINGS!

Have you ever pondered the wonderful benefits our loving Lord grants those who reverence Him? You may find dozens of delightful promises for those who fear the Lord. What comes to those who with heart and soul breath, “Hollowed by Thy name?” You’ll be encouraged to learn!

A CHALLENGE: Put a “check mark” by the blessings you have already enjoyed because of your reverence for God.

The LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love. (Ps 147:11)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov 9:10)

He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.  (Is 33:6)

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. (Prov 1:7)

… then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. (Prov 2:5)

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.  (Prov 14:27)

The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. (Prov 19:23)

Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and life. (Prov 22:4)

The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. (Prov 10:27)

The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. (Prov 19:23)

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for: through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.  (Prov 16:6)

Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. (Ps 34:9)

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine. Ps 33:18-19)

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And his children will have a place of refuge.  (Prov 14:26)

The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.(Ps 25:14)

Oh, how great is Your goodness,which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which you have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!  (Ps 31:19)

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them.  (Ps 34:7)

But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple  (Ps 5:7)

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him (Ps 103:11)

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him   (Ps 103:13)

Isaiah spoke of the coming Root or David, The Branch, “and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.”[ Is 11:3a]. Our Lord Jesus, The Branch walked, and walks today, saturated in the these promised blessings!

What future blessing do you anticipate coming to you, and your family, through these promises?

What are ways you personally upgrade your reverent love and fear of the Lord?

Steven C Johnson 

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WHAT WOULD “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” LOOK LIKE?

I had a show-stopping moment last week in a Men’s prayer group. I’ve thought of it daily since Cesar made this statement: “I’ve been wondering what “One Nation Under God’ looks like.” It slammed me, bowled me over, stupefied me!

I’ve pledged “One Nation Under God.” I’ve prayed for “One Nation Under God” but I have never taken moments to picture what “One Nation Under God” would look like!

I say it reverently and with startled amazement, “O my God! If a nation ever decided to come under God…what would be the outcome?” Imagine the dripping oil and wine, the milk and honey Heaven would rain on a nation under His covering!!!

What would happen if all the chicks in a nation came Under Wing? Safety, security, belonging, identity, purpose! It would mean a national rebirth of hope and vision, a golden-age of brotherhood. Under Heaven’s shielding umbrella and outpoured bounty what blessings might overtake that nation?

Do you find it easy to imagine what happens to a nation which abandons God? It a little harder, but try this, imagining what happens to a nation in whole-hearted devotion to the Lord of hosts.

I’m endeavoring to pray for one nation a day. I’ve taken up listening to the national anthems of the nations I pray for. Virtually all nations sing of heritage, virtues, aspirations of hope and oneness. Those aspirational longings can take quantum leaps for nations which come under God!

What would become of Algeria, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Suriname if these nations decided to come under God? “Holy Smoke!”

I am one who believes that whole nations will come to Christ in these last days. They will be known as Sheep Nations. See Matthew 25: 31-46. Imagine the lavish blessings overflowing on those nations who reverence their Creator and live under His protection! They will enjoy His bountiful provisions! Yes, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD!”

Steven C Johnson

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DO YOU KNOW THE GOD-HONORING FOURTH VERSE OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM?

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

DISCERNMENT: A LITMUS TEST

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” Phil 1:9-10

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt a sense of evil that made your skin creep, or a sense of holy delight that got you jumping on your tiptoes? You were discerning. Supernatural powers of discrimination are urgently needed. Many lambs are led away by false teachings and seducing spirits because they lack it. Many believers miss heaven’s resources as they fail to realize an angelic presence is there to provide or guide.

I was in a library of huge books. In the dream there were marble busts of wise and discerning people. Curiously, their noses were much larger than normal. The Lord showed me this is discernment.

You find a Tupperware dish in the back of the refrigerator.  How long has it been back there? Carefully you pop the lid and give it the sniff test.

Do you have a nose for discernment? Can you sense when angels or demons are about? Can you sense when things are holy or tainted? What a vital gift!

                A LITMUS TEST FOR DISCERNING

Here is one way to discern if an activity is worthless or worthful. After you are done with it do you sense:

A greater softness in your heart toward others?

The sweet fruits of love, joy and peace?

Increased gratitude toward Jesus?

A greater resolve to live for Jesus and make the most of your life?

So, after you are done watching it, drinking or eating it, or talking about it – have you gotten good fruit?

Do you have your own litmus tests to help you discern the value of activities, the origin of a spirit, and what is harmful or healthful?  Your comment here might help others hone their discerning gifts.

Steven C Johnson

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“MY HEART GOES OUT.” MOVED BY THOSE WHO INTERCEDE

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Can you explain this to me? When crisis or tragedy strikes I come alert and aware, but it is not until I see people rising to help, mobilizing for rescue, that my heart is deeply moved, my throat tightens up and I feel the swelling tears.

What is this phenomenon I’ve witnessed in myself for years?

When our daughter was abducted and drown I was fully awake, fully contending. But I was moved to tears when I saw police officers and medical workers seeking to help with their every fiber. Then my heart swole three times its size, expanded with gratitude.

When the Twin Towers fell I was shocked, angered, and grieved, but no tears until I saw pictures of first responders and noble-minded citizens seeking to help.

I see riots in Portland and am alarmed and pained. But when I see the interview of a True-Blue black officer standing steady for what is right I am caught with that hard-to-swallow feeling in my throat.

I’ve experienced it recently with news from Beirut. Their apocalyptic explosion left miles of waste, loss of life and injury. Its horrifying, but I am moved to tears when I see people respond to comfort and relieve.

I read the story of the sinking of the Titanic. It’s tragic. But I’m choked-up when I learn of the noble rescue efforts of the crew and passengers on the Carpathia.

When I see things going South in our world I am alerted, but when I see righteous men and women of character take their stand in the gap, I am stirred with emotion!

I’m not sure what goes on inside my heart, but this could be part of it: I think of problems and tragedies as normal, but people rising up in noble intercession as exceptional!

Deborah sang with deep appreciation for those who volunteered to go into the fray. I’m wondering, can you relate? “My heart goes out to the commanders of Israel who offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless the LORD.” Judges 5:9

Steven C Johnson

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THE RIDICULOUS, DANGEROUS NONSENSE OF “HATE CRIMES.”

We should expunge “Hate crimes” from our vocabulary, and remove all “hate crimes” from our list of laws. “Hate crimes” should be outlawed!

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The designation “hate crime” is nonsense. You can’t measure hate. You can’t know the motives of people’s hearts. You may speculate or surmise but you cannot know. You can however judge people by their actions!

It is impossible to know with certainty the motives of anyone.

If we keep creating new “hate crimes” we will be able to arrest anyone for any action we feel is motivated by hate. What’s more, we may arrest anyone based on our suspicion they may possess hateful thoughts. “I have a strong suspicious that in your heart you are a racist, and religious bigot. Therefore, you should be arrested!” This kind of “justice” is found in communist and totalitarian antichrist nations.

All hate crimes should be obliterated from our law books. If not, prepare for the motives police to knock on your door. “Hate Crime” laws create a new type of prejudice.

If I don’t like broccoli, tattoos, someone’s sexual orientation, or the color they paint their living room I could be in danger of being charged with a hate crime. “You must hate farmers, tattoos artists , celibates, and interior designers. After all, your don’t care for what they do. Therefore, you are full of hate!”

 

One of the dominant, nonsensical presumptions is that people who hate should be punished more severely.

For example, if a murderer kills because he hates another for social, religious, philosophical, or racial reasons he should get a more severe punishment than the cold-blooded psychopath.

To get a lesser punishment we might plead, “I was not hateful. There was nothing personal. I simply killed them for their stuff. No premeditation, no animosity, I’m simply making a living.”

We cannot measure the quality or magnitude of anyone’s hate, therefore “hate crime” laws are nonsensical. What’s more, such laws lend themselves to suspicion, speculation, and false accusations, based curiously on novel prejudices. Communist China has perfected this type of justice. Suspicion is enough to have your arrested and worse. 

No person is capable of judging people’s motives, but we can judge actions and call people to account for breaking established laws.

 

There is One who will make judgements over our lives based on motives.

God knows every thought and intention. He searches our hearts and make true judgements of heart contents.

Let’s not pretend we know the motives of others. Rather, let’s be humble and vulnerable before our Lord as He scrutinizes each of our hearts.

“We speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” 1 Thess 2:4

“You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts.“ Luke 16:15

 “The Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought.” 1 Chr 28:9

When we judge the motives of others we are in peril of mocking God, claiming His supernatural abilities to know the mysteries of hearts.  Let us properly judge based on people’s actions, based on their fruit. But for pity sake, please put an end to the dangerous folly of “hate crimes!”

Do you agree? Disagree? Want to dialogue?

This article by Louis DeBroux shares one type of abuse of “hate crime ” laws.

Steven C Johnson

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RE-MASCULATING BOYS: RESTORING STOLEN MANHOOD

 

I was listening to The Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s outstanding performance of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. This has become a go-to song for inspiration. It stirs me deeply. Apparently, millions feel the same way.

Scrolling through the comments I read: “My neutered dog heard this and his testicles have grown back.” I laughed with tears for five minutes! It was good for the eyes.

I wonder, What it would take to grow back testicles on emasculated men?

 

 

It’s been said, “Our culture has taught young boys to be good little girls.” How many young men are wobbly about what it means to be a man? No wonder our sexual confusion. Boys are taught, “Men are rude and violent. You don’t want to be one of them! Men abuse women. You don’t want to be one of them. Men start wars. You don’t want to be a man.”

Some boys are neglected and become feral. They may become aimless and unrestrained, become abusive and violent, or cowering hermits. But the education many boys get today is almost worse than neglect.

 

 

Modern social innovators teach boys to be sensitive, to quench their rambunctious ways, to be passive, not damage the china or clang the tableware. In our pursuit of taming men, we have turned lions to sheep and eagles to chickens. In our taming the “savage beast” of manhood we have removed their fight for greater things, their courage to contend for a noble cause. And many seem proud of this accomplishment.

 

     

Who will teach boys to harness their masculine powers for good, rather than the bad and ugly? Boys need to be taught self-control, to play within the boundaries, and fight fair, but Lord have mercy on the ones who would steal away sport and sparring and rumble from hearts born to possess it!

 

 

May boys be raised again to have tough sinks and soft hearts. May boys harness their sanctified manhood to protect the vulnerable, to contend for the right and to pursue high-heaven ambitions! Boys should be inspired to yoke their masculine powers for The Good, The Glorious and The Magnificent!

 

 

Perhaps a listen to The Danish National Symphony Orchestracould help bring healing for young men robbed of manhood.

WHATCHA THINK??

Steven C Johnson

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CAROLYN GROGAN GRADUATES! HEAVEN IN ELATION!

“I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves,

so that when it is gone,

you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.” Luke 16:9

Carolyn Grogan Graduating mana cum laude!

 

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Pam’s Mom, Carolyn, passed into eternity last night, 7/9/2020. It would be hard to find a Saint more eager and excited to be with her Lord. She is receiving a royal revelry! Carolyn is a woman who made many great investments. “Welcomed into eternal dwellings” rightly describes heaven’s scene!

I used to tease Carolyn over an agreement we had. “Carolyn, if you die before me I’ll come up with something nice to say about you. And if I die before you, you scratch your head and come up with something good about me.” She would laugh. So, I’m under obligation. But no head scratching necessary.

Carolyn loved to laugh! She would find any excuse to do so. Joy characterized her life as brightness characterizes the sun. Sometimes I thought she laughed too much, but I don’t think heaven was offended by her joy and the faith behind it.

Carolyn was an evangelist, a good-news-er! I recall times when we were together and she met a stranger. She would ask in various words, “Do you know my Lord Jesus?”

We wrote a book about our daughter’s resurrection but didn’t have much money to see it published. Carolyn volunteered to help with expenses. When I told her we did not know how the book would sell of if we would be able to repay her, her reply was, “I’ll take it in souls!”  I know for a fact that thousands came to Christ though that story and the TV and radio interviews which carried it around the world!

Carolyn pitched in strongly to make the prayer meetings go to new levels. Most of her prayer was early in the morning with marked up bibles, inspirational books, prayer lists and worship music in the background. She is famous in our family for praying her immediate and extended family members into The Kingdom.

Carolyn delighted in her children, grands and greats! She had many qualities which make for a great Mom and grandmother. Fun, adventure, and celebration, sewing, cooking canning, and more. I prize a beautiful thick, warm sweater which she made for her husband, Frank, which I inherited.

     A sweater Carolyn made

She was a God-send helping with our kids and concerns in Ellensburg and Goldendale, WA. She also enjoyed living with us in Sevierville, TN, and would adventure out on foot with her hat and stick to enjoy the beauty and see if there was a conversation to strike up.

As she aged the wrinkles always went upwards. The last leg of her race was a challenge as she struggled with memory loss. None-the-less her spirit always leaned toward the finish line where her Lord, standing at the tape, was cheering her across.

Many of us are jealous for her arrival and the joyful pomp and circumstance of reunion! May God bless each of us in our respective races, and give a special grace for strong kicks to our runs as we cross over!

Steven C Johnson

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HUMILITY LOOKS LIKE BOLDNESS: A TRIBUTE

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me;

for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.  Mt 11:29

Meek rhymes with weak, and antelope rhymes with cantaloupe. How easy to mix our words and meanings! There is no correlation between meekness and weakness. A well-trained horse is a “meeked horse.” The horse still has its great power but its frame is under control. When released to charge a war-horse is a picture of power.

Let there be no confusion of the meaning of humility. There is a fallacious image of humility which looks like a cowering, subjected weakling in the face of intimidation. Humiliation might look like that but not Humility. Humiliation is when one more powerful takes a weaker person by the back of the neck and forces them to the ground. Humiliation is forced on the vanquished. Humility is always a voluntary state of meekness.

The humble do not show off their wisdom, strength, authority or winning plan unless it is essential to accomplish good. The person who has no accomplishments has no need for humility. The gifted and accomplished may use humility put people at ease and honor others as worthy of credit and admiration.

The fierce warrior in battle is admired as humble when he speak in respectful and honoring tones. The celebrated scientist, actor or business person is considered humble when they speak to others as equals, even as superiors.

WHO ARE THE HUMBLE?

Suppose an army commander said, “We are going to rescue the prisoners held by the enemy in that fortress.” Would one answer, “I’m far too humble to run against a hail of bullets and rescue people I don’t know?” To boldly go into a righteous fight is a sign of humility toward higher values and noble commanders.

If the Lord tells us be salt and light, and go disciple nations, dare we answer, “I’m too humble to obey You, Lord?” Would not the Lord reply, “Your ‘humility’ is a charade. You are cowardly and disobedient.”

I’ve come to see that audacious boldness is one of the true signs of humility.

Donald J Trump may be the most hated and loved President we have ever had.

Some see Trump as a vain, narcissistic man who talks too bold, swaggers too big and accomplishes too much. They cannot pair his brash confidence with humility.

I see him as one of the humblest leaders our land has known.  

Consider what a high-rolling, luxurious life he gave up in order to receive daily harassment from the press and political enemies.

Some money-grubbers go into politics to become millionaires. Donald Trump has forfeited millions to be president. He did not take a salary. His enemies are incensed that he cannot be bought.

He doesn’t host cocktail parties like other Presidents because he doesn’t drink. This is galling to those who like to lubricate others to their advantage. I wonder if President Trump knows Proverbs 31: 4-5.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, 

it is not for kings to drink wine, 

or for rulers to crave strong drink,

lest they drink and forget what is decreed, 

depriving all the oppressed of justice.

President trump puts in 18-hour days. Those are volunteer hours! Most of us think we are doing well when we volunteer a few hours a month. If most of us were to copy President Trump we would put in eight hours at work, then volunteer ten hours to the nation, daily. The President’s volunteer hours are distressing to those who have great salaries but serve themselves not the people.

Many have said, “Trump should be humbler.” Perhaps they are right. But when saying, “Trump should be humbler” are they saying “Trump should have my level of humility?” How is it that many are aware of the bad breath of others but insensitive to their own body odor and passed gas?

I’ve never heard someone say, “President Trump should be less bold and courageous.”  Some mistakenly think, “A truly humble man cannot be courageous, and a truly courageous woman cannot be humble.” Humility is not opposed to courage! What thinkest thou?

If someone were evaluating your life would they say,

“You need to humbler?”

Would they say,

“You need to be more courageous?”

 

While President Trump steps off the stage for a few moments I urge you to realize that boldness will be your truest sign of humility.

Today I was connecting with people at our city hall. What kind of grass-root action plans are you working on?

 

Donald J Trump has spoken of “our” accomplishments over the past four years. There has been media silence on this point. There will be no “credit due” granted, The American people deserve to know that great good has been accomplished by this president. Our President’s accomplishments have magnitude as well as numbers!! Note a list of them below.

Steven C Johnson

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THE PRESIDENT’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

One Hundred And Twenty One Accomplishments By President Trump And His Cabinet.

Here you go. Easy to Google and double check. Checking for yourself is always best. This list is not all inclusive.  There are more to add to this list every week.

  1. Trump recently signed 3 bills to benefit Native people. One gives compensation to the Spokane tribe for loss of their lands in the mid-1900s, one funds Native language programs, and the third gives federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana.
  2. Trump finalized the creation of Space Force as our 6th Military branch.
  3. Trump signed a law to make cruelty to animals a federal felony so that animal abusers face tougher consequences.
  4. Prior to the recent violent Antifa protests, violent crime has fallen every year he’s been in office after rising during the 2 years before he was elected.
  5. Trump signed a bill making CBD and Hemp legal.
  6. Trump’s EPA gave $100 million to fix the water infrastructure problem in Flint, Michigan.
  7. Under Trump’s leadership, in 2018 the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil.
  8. Trump signed a law ending the gag orders on Pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving information.
  9. Trump signed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), which includes the “Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act” (SESTA) which both give law enforcement and victims new tools to fight sex trafficking.
  10. Trump signed a bill to require airports to provide spaces for breastfeeding Moms.
  11. The 25% lowest-paid Americans enjoyed a 4.5% income boost in November 2019, which outpaces a 2.9% gain in earnings for the country’s highest-paid workers.
  12. Low-wage workers are benefiting from higher minimum wages and from corporations that are increasing entry-level pay.
  13. Trump signed the biggest wilderness protection & conservation bill in a decade and designated 375,000 acres as protected land.
  14. Trump signed the Save our Seas Act which funds $10 million per year to clean tons of plastic & garbage from the ocean.
  15. He signed a bill this year allowing some drug imports from Canada so that prescription prices would go down.
  16. Trump signed an executive order this year that forces all healthcare providers to disclose the cost of their services so that Americans can comparison shop and know how much less providers charge insurance companies. When signing that bill, he said no American should be blindsided by bills for medical services they never agreed to in advance.
  17. Hospitals will now be required to post their standard charges for services, which include the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept.
  18. In the eight years prior to President Trump’s inauguration, prescription drug prices increased by an average of 3.6% per year. Under Trump, drug prices have seen year-over-year declines in nine of the last ten months, with a 1.1% drop as of the most recent month.
  19. He created a White House VA Hotline to help veterans and principally staffed it with veterans and direct family members of veterans. VA employees are being held accountable for poor performance, with more than 4,000 VA employees removed, demoted, and suspended so far.
  20. Issued an executive order requiring the Secretaries of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs to submit a joint plan to provide veterans access to access to mental health treatment as they transition to civilian life.
  21. Because of a bill signed and championed by Trump, In 2020, most federal employees will see their pay increase by an average of 3.1% — the largest raise in more than 10 years.
  22. Trump signed into a law up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for millions of federal workers.
  23. Trump administration will provide HIV prevention drugs for free to 200,000 uninsured patients per year for 11 years.
  24. All-time record sales during the 2019 holidays.
  25. Trump signed an order allowing small businesses to group together when buying insurance to get a better price.
  26. President Trump signed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act that provides funding for states to develop maternal mortality reviews to better understand maternal complications and identify solutions & largely focuses on reducing the higher mortality rates for Black Americans.
  27. In 2018, President Trump signed the groundbreaking First Step Act, a criminal justice bill which enacted reforms that make our justice system fairer and help former inmates successfully return to society.
  28. The First Step Act’s reforms addressed inequities in sentencing laws that disproportionately harmed Black Americans and reformed mandatory minimums that created unfair outcomes.
  29. The First Step Act expanded judicial discretion in sentencing of non-violent crimes.
  30. Over 90% of those benefitting from the retroactive sentencing reductions in the First Step Act are Black Americans.
  31. The First Step Act provides rehabilitative programs to inmates, helping them successfully rejoin society and not return to crime.
  32. Trump increased funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by more than 14%.
  33. Trump signed legislation forgiving Hurricane Katrina debt that threatened HBCUs.
  34. New single-family home sales are up 31.6% in October 2019 compared to just one year ago.
  35. Made HBCUs a priority by creating the position of executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.
  36. Trump received the Bipartisan Justice Award at a historically black college for his criminal justice reform accomplishments.
  37. The poverty rate fell to a 17-year low of 11.8% under the Trump administration as a result of a jobs-rich environment.
  38. Poverty rates for African Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels since the U.S. began collecting such data.
  39. President Trump signed a bill that creates five national monuments, expands several national parks, adds 1.3 million acres of wilderness, and permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
  40. Trump’s USDA committed $124 Million to rebuild rural water infrastructure.
  41. Consumer confidence & small business confidence is at an all-time high.
  42. Prior to the COVID shut down more than 7 million jobs created since election.
  43. More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
  44. More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs created since his election.
  45. Trump appointed 5 openly gay ambassadors.
  46. Trump ordered Ric Grenell, his openly gay ambassador to Germany, to lead a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality across the globe.
  47. Through Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Coordination Team (ACTeam) initiative, Federal law enforcement more than doubled convictions of human traffickers and increased the number of defendants charged by 75% in ACTeam districts.
  48. In 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) dismantled an organization that was the internet’s leading source of prostitution-related advertisements resulting in sex trafficking.
  49. Trump’s OMB published new anti-trafficking guidance for government procurement officials to combat human trafficking more effectively.
  50. Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations arrested 1,588 criminals associated with Human Trafficking.
  51. Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services provided funding to support the National Human Trafficking Hotline to identify perpetrators and give victims the help they need.
  52. The hotline identified 16,862 potential human trafficking cases.
  53. Trump’s DOJ provided grants to organizations that support human trafficking victims – serving nearly 9,000 cases from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  54. The Department of Homeland Security has hired more victim assistance specialists, helping victims get resources and support.
  55. President Trump has called on Congress to pass school choice legislation so that no child is trapped in a failing school because of his or her zip code.
  56. The President signed funding legislation in September 2018 that increased funding for school choice by $42 million.
  57. The tax cuts signed into law by President Trump promote school choice by allowing families to use 529 college savings plans for elementary and secondary education.
  58. Under his leadership ISIS has lost most of their territory and been largely dismantled.
  59. ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi was killed.
  60. Signed the first Perkins CTE reauthorization since 2006, authorizing more than $1 billion for states each year to fund vocational and career education programs.
  61. Executive order expanding apprenticeship opportunities for students and workers.
  62. Trump issued an Executive Order prohibiting the U.S. government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith.
  63. Signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-Semitic and who fail to combat anti-Semitism.
  64. President Trump ordered a halt to U.S. tax money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
  65. Trump imposed sanctions on the socialists in Venezuela who have killed their citizens.
  66. Finalized new trade agreement with South Korea.
  67. Made a deal with the European Union to increase U.S. energy exports to Europe.
  68. Withdrew the U.S. from the job killing TPP deal.
  69. Secured $250 billion in new trade and investment deals in China and $12 billion in Vietnam.
  70. Approved up to $12 billion in aid for farmers affected by unfair trade retaliation.
  71. Has had over a dozen US hostages freed, including those Obama could not get freed.
  72. Trump signed the Music Modernization Act, the biggest change to copyright law in decades.
  73. Trump secured Billions that will fund the building of a wall at our southern border.
  74. The Trump Administration is promoting second chance hiring to give former inmates the opportunity to live crime-free lives and find meaningful employment.
  75. Trump’s DOJ and the Board Of Prisons launched a new “Ready to Work Initiative” to help connect employers directly with former prisoners.
  76. President Trump’s historic tax cut legislation included new Opportunity Zone Incentives to promote investment in low-income communities across the country.
  77. 8,764 communities across the country have been designated as Opportunity Zones.
  78. Opportunity Zones are expected to spur $100 billion in long-term private capital investment in economically distressed communities across the country.
  79. Trump directed the Education Secretary to end Common Core.
  80. Trump signed the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund into law.
  81. Trump signed measure funding prevention programs for Veteran suicide.
  82. Companies have brought back over a TRILLION dollars from overseas because of the TCJA bill that Trump signed.
  83. Manufacturing jobs are growing at the fastest rate in more than 30 years.
  84. Stock Market has reached record highs.
  85. Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  86. African American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  87. Hispanic-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  88. Asian-American unemployment is at an all-time low.
  89. Women’s unemployment rate is at a 65-year low.
  90. Youth unemployment is at a 50-year low.
  91. Prior to the COVID shutdown we have the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded.
  92. The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans.
  93. 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future— the highest ever.
  94. As a result of the Republican tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  95. Record number of regulations eliminated that hurt small businesses.
  96. Signed welfare reform requiring able-bodied adults who don’t have children to work or look for work if they’re on welfare.
  97. Under Trump, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history.
  98. Reformed Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors 100’s of millions of $$$ this year alone.
  99. Signed Right-To-Try legislation allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental treatment that wasn’t allowed before.
  100. Secured $6 billion in new funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  101. Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  102. S. oil production recently reached all-time high so we are less dependent on oil from the Middle East.
  103. The U.S. is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
  104. NATO allies increased their defense spending because of his pressure campaign.
  105. Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord in 2017 and that same year the U.S. still led the world by having the largest reduction in Carbon emissions.
  106. Has his circuit court judge nominees being confirmed faster than any other new administration.
  107. Had his Supreme Court Justice’s Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh confirmed.
  108. Moved U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  109. Agreed to a new trade deal with Mexico & Canada that will increase jobs here and $$$ coming in.
  110. Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  111. Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices, has agreed to a Part One trade deal with China.
  112. Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  113. Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  114. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by Trump doubled the maximum amount of the child tax credit available to parents and lifted the income limits so more people could claim it.
  115. It also created a new tax credit for other dependents.
  116. In 2018, President Trump signed into law a $2.4 billion funding increase for the Child Care and Development Fund, providing a total of $8.1 billion to States to fund childcare for low-income families.
  117. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) signed into law by Trump provides a tax credit equal to 20-35% of child care expenses, $3,000 per child & $6,000 per family + Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside up to $5,000 in pre-tax $ to use for child care.
  118. In 2019 President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (CARES) into law which allocates $1.8 billion in funding over the next five years to help people with autism spectrum disorder and to help their families.
  119. In 2019 President Trump signed into law two funding packages providing nearly $19 million in new funding for Lupus specific research and education programs, as well an additional $41.7 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the most Lupus funding EVER.
  120. Another upcoming accomplishment to add: Trump signed the first major anti-robocall law in decades called the TRACED Act (Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence.) TRACED Act will extend the period of time the FCC has to catch & punish those who intentionally break telemarketing restrictions. The bill also requires voice service providers to develop a framework to verify calls are legitimate before they reach your phone.
  121. US stock market continually hits record highs.

*Trump did all of this while fighting flagrant abuse and impeachment charges and a 97% negativity reporting by major media.

 

DON’T LEAVE THE STADIUM UNTIL THE GAME IS OVER

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Don’t leave the stadium until the game is over. Don’t walk off the field before the clock stops. Even now, heaven’s Referees are reviewing the last plays. The clock is not working against us but for us!

Really, the end of the game for me is not January 20th or even 5, 10 or 13 years from now. I’m in the game until my time is over, or Christ returns. I’m in the game if things go South or North in our nation. I’m in the game to win!

The American Revolution lasted 7 years. What if Washington had said, “I’ll give it 13 months. If it doesn’t work out I’ll give up, let them hang me, and let the colonies go into subjection”?

 

MY TWO RESOLVES FOR THE YEAR

My first resolve this year is to seek, and find, the face of God in new dimensions. Join me in this, the greatest of all “Treasure hunts.”

My second resolve for 2021 is to be a Challenger. Challenging moments demand counter-challenge. If others cow before circumstances I must not. This is a year for me to contend!

 

WHAT MAKES PEACEFUL AND VIOLENT REVOLUTIONS?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” John F Kennedy.  The moral is that we can have peaceful revolutions by hearing one another out. We feed the likeliness of war by failing to listen to grievances.

Do you remember the Boston Tea Party? The Colonialist did many things which would certainly be in the press today as rude and crude – damaging loyalist property, stealing, tarring and feathering, and such. The revolution was messy. Nearly every war is messy, often with atrocities on both sides.

If the Colonies had had a hearing from England, and their complaints had been sensibly responded to, there would have been no rebellion. Refusing to hear out those who have complaints of voter fraud is certainly the stuff that fuels rebellions.

 

INTERFACING WITH THE PROPHETIC

I do not remember any prophets in the Revolutionary war. As far as I know no one was proclaiming “Victory is guaranteed,” or predicting a date the war would end. The stakes were high and uncertain. They would have to fight to the end, whenever that might be. There were some in the revolution who said, “I quit,” and walked home. Others valued freedom too highly to quit. We own them a debt.

One of our fleshly tendencies is to seek a great prophetic word, then sit on our hands until it is fulfilled. I like prophets who will tells us what we will read in the paper tomorrow. But we need “call to action prophets.” Then we need “This is how we build it” Apostles to guide us. We want to follow Christ so closely that our lives become news-worthy.

A prophet may prophesy the future abundance of my garden, but if I fail to till and plant, to water and cultivate there will be no crop.  A prophet may prophesy blessings for our nation, but if we fail to care for the nation and contend for its health it will become a barren weed patch.

Haggai and Zechariah basically exhorted, “Get building the Temple of God! Put first things first.” These are the prophets we need today. The people were galvanized to action. Zerubbabel and his compatriots got their hands blistered and dirty. A nation was turned, the temple was built and God’s blessings were restored.

PRACTICING OUR VALUES

Our value systems dictate whether a war is worth fighting, a garden is worth planting and a house worth building. Jesus value system was built around the preciousness of people. May our value systems harmonize with His!

Jesus’ great “capture the flag” game was to reclaim paradise and the precious ones meant to inhabit it. He “tagged” us free. Now that we are out of prison we are in the game with Jesus to rescue our former cell-mates.

Will you stay in the game till it’s over?

“But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”  Luke 18:8

 

Washington, in the midst of the toils of war spoke, “Our cruel and unrelenting Enemy leaves us no choice but a brave resistance, or the most abject submission; this is all we can expect – We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die: Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions – The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny meditated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and shew the whole world, that a Freeman contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”

Steven C Johnson

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“BUMPY” OCEAN AND SMOOTH SAILING (a dream)

I was at an ocean beach with very choppy water. I went out on the water in a small boat. It was fascinating that my boat was moving smoothly as if on calm water. A  few others were also out in small boats. They were moving calmly, untossed, in spite of the chop. Their boats did not bob and toss as if they were in choppy water.

I looked out in the water and saw three tall, colorful giraffes walking in the water. They moved calmly with their legs under water as if they were walking on solid footing, but they were out from the beach certainly in deeper water. 

REFLECTION: We are going to see some “Bumpy waters” but our experience in Jesus will be calm. Our eyesight will be raised and we will gain higher insight.