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DIGGING WELL AND REMOVING CAPS

Often engaging in the Holy Spirit is a breeze. The presence of the River of Christ’s is felt, engaging and ministering comes easy and everyone is refreshed, empowered, comforted, fortified, liberated and healed!

Then… there are other times… when God feels distant and we feel “parched.” What do you do then? When the River vanishes into cracked puzzle pieces people dig wells. There are times we must dig spiritually. It can be gritty, hard labor but joy is restored to the whole community when we find water again!

May this episode from Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life, stimulate you to the noble task of digging wells for you clans.

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Episode 5: DIGGING WELLS AND REMOVING CAPS

      OUR NOBLE WELL-DIGGING PATRIARCHS

The Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were regarded as honorable for many reasons. One is, they dug wells to provided water for their clans. Noble-minded people dig wells, water works which satisfy needs.

There were intense conflicts and grumbling over water rights. The Patriarchs came up with honorable solutions for the clashes and complaints. Most involved time-consuming, back-breaking labor. Answers to problems came with shovels attached!

What do we do when we discover our river bottom has dried into cracked puzzle pieces? Grab a spade!

      RESPONDING TO THIRST

Thirsty people grumble, naturally. Churches are not happy with water shortages. We moan and complain. “Where is God’s presence?” “This church is bone dry!” “Where did the love and power go?” “Someone drained the pool!”

Some of us church hop, looking for a place with dancing fountains. We hope for an easy drink. Others join a community, and when they realize water is needed, they do all they can to see their tribe gets it. Some complain, or leave. Others dig.

Responsible believers take ownership of problems and work on solutions.

Sometimes responding to the Spirit is a cinch. We cannon-ball in, swim and frolic! When rivers go dry, people dig wells. They think this is preferable to dying. If the river goes arid don’t despair, get to work! You remember Jesus saying, “He who believes in me, out of his inner being will flow ….” The work of faith produces flow. Digging wells is also done by faith.

I visited southern Israel near Beer Sheva, the well of the oath, and saw a hand dug-well. I could tell it was deep because the pebble I dropped took a long time before

it plopped. It must have been hard work. If you live in a place with a handful of inches of rain a year, you dig or die. Don’t whine if you don’t sense the presence of God. Get digging! Dig deep via hope and humility and intercession and gain water for your clan.

Do you want to see a party? Dig a well in a barren place where people walk miles for water. We were part of a well-drilling project in Kenya. What a party they had when the water started pumping!

Many churches do not feel like partying. Who wants a dehydrated fellowship? Some dread going to worship service, fearing the next one will be as dry as the last.

Our neighbors and people in faraway places are waiting for us to confirm that Jesus makes good His promise of living water. They try drugs, entertainments and wacked-out philosophies to satisfy their thirst. They despair that real drink can be found. You have their answer, but it may require digging.

      THE WELL AT BEER

During the wanderings of Israel, they dug a well. We get a snatch of the story in Numbers 21:16-18.

From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together and I will give them water.”

Then Israel sang this song:

“Spring up, O well! Sing about it,about the well that the princes dug,  that the nobles of the people sank— the nobles with scepters and staffs”.

      THE MARK OF NOBILITY

Those that accessed water for the community were not commoners; they were nobles! Many want a noble title – Duke or Duchess, Apostle, Evangelist or Pastor. Don’t expect people to think you noble because of your genealogy. It will come because of you noble lifestyle, the way you care for others.

Noble leaders realize their responsibility for providing water. They do not idly show up for church, turn on the tap and expect anointed ministry. They probe God. They augur into His heart. They burrow into his word. These leaders are to be honored!

Digging wells is the work of genuine monarchs, knights, barons and counts. They willingly get their hands dirtied and blistered, down in the gloom, for the sake of their people. Laboring in a murky well-shaft may not be your idea of fun, but it is a great idea for survival.

Nobility is gained by noble deeds. It is an expression of character. When water is found we celebrate, and the diggers are esteemed!

      CELEBRATING

Water in short supply occasions quarrels and contentions. Neighbors fight. When there is abundance fearful apprehension is washed away. We are friends again!

If you delve into the earth, boring into the unseen depths, you might stumble on diamonds, emeralds and rubies. You might discover natural gas, oil and coal, perhaps ancient fossils. You might also discover water. And if you, your family and flocks were really thirsty, you would bring them together, drink deep and throw a party!

Those about you are watching you dig. They hope for your success because they would love a big draught of water. In fact, they would take a water break and throw a party!

      JACOB GETS THE LID OFF

Jacob fled for his life. His brother literally wanted to kill him! He came to the distant land of Padan Aram where shepherd girls were waiting to water their congregation. These shepherdesses were delayed because those strong enough to remove the stone protecting the well had not arrived. When Jacob saw Rachel daughter of Laban, his mother’s brother, he manhandled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep.

Several people were needed to move the stone, but Jacob single-handedly removed it. Jacob was tough, the kind of guy who wrestles angels. By the way, he later married Rachel who was probably swooning, “My, he is so strong and handsome!”

      GETTING THE CAP OFF

Many believers have perfectly fine wells with lots of water, but their wells are capped. They cannot access the water because heavy weights block the opening. Those caps may seem so immense; it appears a herculean task to remove them. We can help one another get the caps off!

If you or your friend feels a restriction in experiencing the Father’s love and power, see if one of these caps need to be removed.

  • Unbelief—God is not interested in me
  • Fear—I dread the future
  • Pride—I must look important
  • Presumption—I can do it my way
  • Hard heartedness—Being vulnerable with God is for the weak
  • Grief—Nothing can remove this pain
  • Unforgiveness—I would rather have them punished than personally know God’s peace

Ask God for discernment. He may reveal blockages like apathy, self-sufficiency, false loves or distractions. He will show you how to remove the blockages and access the water. Remember, God’s plan to get the lids off may involve other brothers and sisters.

      PERSPECTIVE ON EASE AND HARD LABOR

We are grateful for times that accessing water is a breeze. This is the grace of God. There are other times where we need to dig, and the labors are difficult. This is also the grace of God! Look for the Lamb beside you in the well- shaft!

Out of a river, or out of a well, we access waters by faith. Whether it comes easy or with toil, we trust in God’s generous provision. There are times we must dig. May it prove our nobility!

      A GREAT BRIDGE!

In May of 1995 I had a dream that would get on my Top Ten. I suddenly found myself standing on a gangway one hundred feet over a large suspension bridge. The bridge was six lanes wide. No cars were on the bridge, but a group of about 8 people were in the middle, standing in a circle of prayer.

Interestingly, the bridge ran right down the middle of an immense river! As I looked, a wave lapped over the deck of the bridge, covering the people praying below. I was alarmed, thinking they were washed off the bridge, but they were all there after the water rolled away. I ran down stairs to check on the people, and when I got to the bottom I came to a large room where dozens of people were praying.

I believe the last-days Church will not bridge from one spiritual awakening to another. As we become the house of prayer, we will endlessly experience the river of life.

      SCANNING THE WATERFRONT

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!

I would love to go fishing with you at the Dead Sea. It may be renamed The Lively Sea. Are you anxious to sample the fruit there? The most delicious thing will be to walk with the Lamb!

Today is yesterday’s future. Since you live in the future, make the most of it. Make following the Lamb your daily habit. As you trust Him more you will experience more of the inner river.

May you draw from the river with ease! If you must dig wells, be of good cheer. Dirt under your nails means water for your tribe. You do a noble work!

Many have yet to learn that Jesus is “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” Not only are non-believers in fatal dehydration, but millions who acknowledge Messiah live with a dribble when they might have a river!

Your neighbors and those at the edges of the world thirst for what you have. They desire an authentic demonstration of love, power, truth and righteousness. They are waiting for you, God’s delivery system!

May water flow from your buckets. May your seed have abundant water!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprise.Com

I Hope you have received a delicious drink! As you find your thirst quenched please recall those you know who would also love a drink. Pass the cup!

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“Steve Johnson is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met.  From the first time I met him I was drawn to the River of God so evident in him.  I am not surprised that his book is remarkable as well.  Steve writes from his own personal experience with the River Master and from the overflow of God presence flowing through him.  After reading the book and experiencing the seminar I am even more hungry for the ever-increasing flow of God’s presence in my life and in the city where I pastor.”  –  Chuck Farina. Pastor of New Hope Church, Abilene, Texas

“It’s the best thing I can remember seeing of its kind, which is a combination of thematic Bible study and Christian energy drink. Steve’s explanation of what the Bible says about rivers, water, and spiritual life is as good as it gets.”  –  Dr. Jeff Treder

“Riverfront Property makes me thirsty. The love of God and the river of life flow in these pages. Get a fresh drink here! Now I want to run through a rain shower, stand under a waterfall, and soak in the ocean. Come Holy Spirit, pour out on us!”   – Harold R. Eberle, President of Worldcast Ministry

“I just finished this book–it truly is refreshing with great revelation. I also enjoyed hearing about Steve’s experiences that back up what he is saying–this was refreshing in of itself and made me thirsty for more of the River of God and the Holy Spirit!” — Peter Spencer, The Elijah List

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A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR ATHEISTS

Many believers are seeking religious exemptions from taking the mRNA injection as their jobs are threatened. For fun I start with some different classes of religious exemptions.

A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR ATHEISTS

I am an atheist. The only one I worship is myself, and I do so devotedly. I make my own decisions without giving a damn for others. This is a free country. I own my body and will not be bossed around. My body, my choice. I’ll take a jab if I want to, and I’ll refuse it if I don’t want to. And the government has no right to know what I have decided. I’ll take the shingles vaccine if I want to, and won’t if I don’t want to. It’s that damn simple. I am a person of conviction and you have no right to be insensitive to my beliefs!

A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR JIHADISTS

Death to infidels! Allah is great and America will die by plague, famine and our swords. The mujahedeen will not submit to the injections of infidels. No, they shall be injected with our bullets! A thousand curses as the wrath of Allah brings calamity by disease, earthquake and fire on the corrupt. No medicines will save them from our wrath!

A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FOR AGNOSTICS

I don’t know for sure… Maybe there is no God and all of life doesn’t matter. Maybe life and death have no meaning. Maybe it doesn’t matter if we take a covid shot or not. Since I don’t know for sure, and don’t like injections, I think I better just save some time and discomfort and stay home and watch TV. You guys let me out of jury duty. The least you can do is let out of this.

A FOUNDATIONAL FLAW TO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

How is it possible for an anti-God politician to make judgments on the validity of the faith decisions of those who reverence God and seek to please Him?

Someone at the top of the political food chain by whim or fancy decides the validity of a person’s religious faith. While denying God they place themselves in the god-like role of being the judge of religious authenticity.

Are we by submitting a religious exemption conceding our position of strength, and permitting non-religious “public servants” to have authority over our religious affairs. In essence we may be handing over ultimate religious as well as political authority to those who oppose our faith. Those elected to serve become those who negate the validity of our faith.

WA State Governor has said no religious exemptions will be accepted for State Troopers? Hundreds are facing termination. If Gov. Inslee can disallow the religion of believing Troopers he can disallow exemptions for dog groomers and computer techs. If he is not challenged how far will he go?

There was a document that came out a few years ago called The Constitution of the United States of America. In the very first amendment to that document we find these words:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

There are many lawsuits going on around the country against employers and governments who are attempting to coerce employees to take an experimental treatment. Many companies are in danger of being slammed! Many are backing down!

I am not a lawyer, but my thought is this. If your job is threatened do not resign. Instead have a legal notice sent to your employer or government supervisors that you intend to sue them if fired. Many, many class action suits are in motion! This will be another tool to remove corrupt government officials. It is a rare day when I would advocate for pursuing a lawsuit but this is the type of leverage many will respond to.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories especially if you or someone you know is being threatened.

IF YOU STILL FEEL A RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION IS THE WAY TO GO

I would use the whole situation to magnify my witness for Jesus! I would hammer the powers that be with my confidence in Christ. I would talk up Jesus a lot! Take advantage of a setting where interviewers are forced to hear your testimony! Get aggressive. There is no need to present your rational reasons for refusing the injection. This would simply send you down rabbit holes of debate. If you take the exemption appeal route be a fragrance for Christ, either of life or death. Your letter could be very different than what I drafted below.

MY RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL COVID INJECTION

I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I love Him with all my heart, mind soul and strength. He died to save me and give me eternal life. He is my Companion in this life and the life to come. I serve and obey Him for what He has done for me. I owe Him everything. I belong to Him and He belongs to me. I seek daily to follow Him because of my love and reverence for Him.

He has taught me that my body is His temple. He lives within this body. Because of this I only want healthy things in my body so this temple is not defiled. I must be very scrupulous about what I put into my body to respect Him.

I am not debating, at this time, the benefits or dangers of what is called the Covid 19 immunization. Having studied carefully the potential liabilities of this injection I cannot risk defiling my body, Christ’s temple, with what has the potential to corrupt it. I wish to be a thoroughly clean vessel for the Holy Spirit of Jesus.

I understand I am presenting a religious exemption, not a medical one. Many will never understand my religious reasonings because they have never encountered Jesus Christ in His power. But I have!

Most Sincerely,…

 

AFGHANISTAN: FUMING ANGER, DEEP GRIEF, HUMILIATING EMBARRASSMENT AND ENDURING HOPE!

How are you doing with it? What are you praying and hearing?

 

IMPEACHMENT OR COURTMARSHAL?

Either Mr. Biden is a bumbling idiot with dementia, or a demented calculating mad man. I have no other categories to explain him.

I pray for him that he may escape the fires of hell but come to judgment in this world. I continue to pray for him and his cohorts as I would Jezebel, Athaliah, Absalom or Amnon.  

 

CRT

Einstein developed the theory of relativity. Who Theorized CRT?

How does CRT work in Algeria, Nicaragua and Romania?

If whites are naturally racists what are Asians?

Are there people in the world who are systemically infected with love and generosity?

 

JOINING JESUS’ GANG OF RUFFIANS

Jesus is the ringleader of a bunch of ruffians who are keying Satan’s car, slashing his tires, bashing his windows and knocking off his side mirrors.

Jesus and his disciples certainly like destroying things – that is things that need to be destroyed of course. What do you expect when He says, “The Son of Man came to destroy the works of the evil one!”

WISDOM FOR DEMOLITION

Prov 21:12 The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.

Prov 21:22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.

 

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

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LUKE: THE SEEK AND SAVE GOSPEL            

Luke 24:45 “Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.”

 

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Pam and I would love to have old and new friends join us for an exciting, systematic study of Luke’s gospel and its themes! You can join us from virtually any location online!

Your life will be transformed as you are saturated with the Biblical text, soaked in the Holy Spirit and Connect with other believers! This class is designed for serious disciples of Jesus who wish to grow strong in Word and Spirit.

 

Find security in Luke’s Rescuer!

Feel the heart of the Son of Man who came to “Seek and Save”

Learn new study and communication skills

Be fascinated by archaeological and historical insights!

Prepare yourself to counsel a friend, or witness to a coworker

Equip yourself to lead a Bible study, preach from a pulpit or do international missions.

Fuel you lamp to burn brightly!

Pray confidently for the sick and deliver the demonized!

 

CONVENER: Steven Johnson is devoted to encouraging others in their gifts and callings. He loves to lead others into theological maturity and genuine spiritual relationship with the Savior. He is a graduate of George Fox University and Palmer Theological Seminary. He has studied in Israel at Jerusalem University College.

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Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

 

APOLOGIES FOR THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

“WILL YOU JOIN IN OUR CRUSADE?”

The sexual revolution enticed us with a brave new world of pleasure and freedom. However, the fruits of the revolution brought us horrific damage and pain. Millions now are in bondage to sexual sin and bound by its tyranny. But a counter-revolution is in motion. Will you join our holy crusade to bring rescue, healing, comfort, restoration and peace?

TOLERATION GONE BAD

Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.  Rev 2:20

The sixties brought a proclamation of sexual “freedom” and “liberty.” The “stultifying, tyrannical and archaic morals” of previous generations were abandoned.

Those who questioned the revolution were shot down with compelling arguments like, “If two consenting adults want to be sexually active, affecting only themselves, what is that to you?”  It was airtight reasoning, so sensible, and emancipating.

We sang songs mindlessly because we loved the beat and the tune. The songs said,

“I’m trying to get some girl pregnant”

“If you’re not with the one you love [your boyfriend or girlfriend], love [have sex with] the one you’re with.”

“I’m not talking about commitment…but I really want to see you [have sex with you] tonight.”

A bi-line of the sexual revolution was, “If it feels good do it.” And many of us gave up the “old fashioned” moral restrains for a promised land of pleasure.

I apologize for my part in this revolution, either actively or by standing on the sideline and not fighting to hold the ground. Those sexual liaisons between those “two consenting adults” impacted us all. The revolution went sour for those who participated and for those who tolerated it. 

THE FRUITS OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

            Undermined marriages

The sexual revolution taught us that there is nothing holy or sacred about sex and marriage. It undermined the sanctity of marriage. Many became convinced that marriage is an archaic, worthless illusion. Besides, why risk failure?

             STD’s

Venereal disease somehow effected those two consenting adults. Society became burdened with the apparent need to help them deal with the physical consequences.

             Single moms

Broken hearts followed those sexual revolutionaries. Single moms gave up the happily-ever-after vision for a life of stress, poverty and loneliness.

             Abortion

Abortion is a family planning afterthought. Had those “two consenting adults” first decided to commit themselves in sacred matrimony there would have been far fewer abortions. The baby became the “fall guy” for “unprotected” sex.

              Fatherless children

Where did they all come from? In some schools, half of the children no longer live with their biological fathers. There is no fatherly voice speaking value and purpose, vision and devotion, disciple and safety. What loneliness and pain!

            Crime

I’ve witnessed personally, about 95 percent of the inmate, in penal institutions are fatherless. Some still have the “sires” but they provided negligible fathering. Why do you suppose? Those inmates are abandoned children, part of the fallout of the revolution. Moral laxity in the sexual department found its way into all the other moral departments.

            Aimless men

Men became convinced they were only animals lead by uncontrollable passions. They were taught they could not control those passions. The dignity and honor found in self-controlled, disciplined manhood was forfeited. We gave up meaningful disciplined lives for lives of momentary pleasure. We traded our treasures for a bowl of stew.

            Broken hopeless, hearts

Who can grasp the great pain that the revolution brought to the hearts of men and women, boys and girls? It seems we were all wounded by “friendly fire.” I’m too overwhelmed to find words.

            National debt

The fallout from the revolution has been enormously costly financially. We’ve gone in debt treating STD’s, supporting single moms, building prisons, paying for abortion “services,” converting schools into nanny daycares, caring for homeless adults, and paying an arsenal of counselors to treat our mental disorders and sexual identity questions. These costs outstrip every item in our national budget, our military spending and spending on roads and infrastructure. Those two consenting adults had no idea what a Pandora’s box they were unleashing.

PERSPECTIVE ON THE  SEXUAL REVOLUTION

No one today would claim that the sexual revolution won us a healthier, happier, more wholesome America. The revolution produced massive casualties!

“Liberty” came short lived, like an evening of binge drinking. Those that wake feel something was lost or stolen in the night. We were “liberated” from security and faithfulness, from belonging and permanent relationships, from prosperity and peace. We impoverished ourselves spiritually, intellectually, morally and financially.

But even today many are staying faithful to “the cause.” They are working to indoctrinate our small children in sexual promiscuity, just as some radicals indoctrinate their children for Jihad.

A COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT?

If I ever hear someone say again, “If it feels good do it” I will reply, “Does that mean if my bladder is full that I can relieve myself by peeing on your carpet?

I refuse to be discouraged and give up on our culture. I am stirred to join the counter-revolutionaries fighting for sexual sanity. Luke Skywalker and company took on the evil empire. Our counter insurgents have a much larger battle, to turn the minds and hearts of the delusional.

What weapons do you have to overcome the vain imaginations of the sex marketers?

What medicines do you have for the sexually violated and heart-broken?

What soaps do you have to help cleanse defiled consciences?

What tools and building materials do you have to help others reconstruct their broken lives?

 

You can arm yourselves with Christ’s loving and redemptive heart.

You can decide to purge yourself of any residual contamination.

You can model a way of purity in both singleness and marriage that inspires.

You can renew your mind and the minds of others with the truths of Scripture.

There are things you can do to save your tiny children and your adult friends from the seductions of Jezebel.

ZERO TOLERANCE

May God forgive us for our toleration of the woman Jezebel!

May we expel this spirit from our circles!

May we walk in the blessings of moral purity, and be found worthy as overcomers to receive the promised Morning Star!

Rev 2: 20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

THERE ARE FIXES

There are no quick and easy fixes for a land decimated by war – But there are sure fixes!

We must realize and own that our own folly has brought trouble on ourselves. And – we must look up and return to the Creator who made us male and female! He is willing to heal our land if we truly and humbly return to Him! The Lord is willing to pour wine and oil into our wounds, and comfort us as we recuperate.

FINDING BETTER ARGUMENTS AND IMAGES

There were many persuasive, enticing, arguments for the sexual revolution. The images projected by the revolutionaries were as intoxicating as a juicy worm on a fish hook. A vision for a spiritual and moral awakening, a counter-revolutionary movement, must also have winning arguments. Do you have credible and appealing arguments for convincing a culture that God’s wonderful idea for sexual intimacy is found in a consecrated, faithful marriage? Can you project that as pictured in your life?

There is a pathway back to sanity. Who will have the courage to show the way and be counter-revolutionaries? Who will find the arguments and demonstrate visually the blessing of lives renewed under God’s wisdom and safe boundaries? I’m determined to be one engaged in the fight to liberate captives from strongholds of thinking which lead only to death.

Old excuses and reasonings can be torn down and wholesome values and models recovered. We will be saved and restored as we return to the ancient highway of holiness.

Jesus said, “The Son of Man came to seek and save the Lost.” This is still our mission as Sons and daughters of God!

Will you join in our crusade?

 

AS ALWAYS, I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND THE WAYS YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIVES TO MAKE TRANSFORMING IMPACT ON OUR CULTURE. PLEASE COMMENT!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

Worth watching – Darren Stott does a powerful job with

Gender Identity & The Good News

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SOLEMNIZING THE DECLARATION WITH FIREWORKS!

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Has the potency of our Independence been lost behind a smoke screen of fireworks?

The significance of holidays degrade by inattention. Thanksgiving becomes gluttony day. Christmas Incarnation becomes gift-giving day. Resurrection Sunday becomes eat a chocolate bunny day. Independence Day becomes picnic and fireworks day.

Independence Day originally was more than explosive light shows. It was death-defying determination to escape totalitarian rule. In a much smaller land, and missing the millions who live here today, 4,435 died because of The Declaration. They put action to the words, “appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, … And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

What if you could not buy products from Turkey, Germany or South Africa unless they first were shipped to England, and then were shipped to you with English taxes?

What if a British officer knocked on your door and informed you that ten soldiers would be staying at your home for a few months starting now?

What if you were not allowed to make the most basic laws governing the behavior of people in your state or community?  

What if the Crown taxed you more than they taxed the people in England and refused to listen to your many questions and petitions?

Would you patiently implore the understanding of England as did the colonies? Would you petition and implore? Would you, like the the colonist eventually say,  “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God” and “Don’t tread on me!”

A question for us moderns is, “Would you and I have signed the document?”

Would we have laid down our lives, our bank accounts and reputations to back up our signatures?

Our behaviors as everyday patriots will show us what we would have done had we been planted in those pivotal days of history. Perhaps our days are no less momentous. 

It’s been said that “To maintain our nation’s freedom it will take the same kind of resolve that it took to form it.” Let’s be grateful for the intelligence, wisdom and determination that those before us acted on to gain us freedom. Let us somberly remember our children and grandchildren, and refresh our resolve as we celebrate our costly freedom.

John Adams wrote regarding the Declaration.

“The Second Day of July 1776, [the day Adams thought the signing and commemoration would both be on] will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with-

Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States.

Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”

Please do solemnize the day by setting off fireworks, clanging the kitchen pots and honking your car horn, but don’t fail to tell your children the reason for doing so!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

Note this excellent article written by Scott Williams

The cost paid by the signers of the Declaration of Independence

“COMPOUNDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT” coming, plus IN THE POOL WITH CAIN

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I had three pairs of goggles, put one on, and left the other two at the end of my lane. After swimming about 15 minutes, I saw a boy sitting beside my goggles. He looked at me and innocently asked if he could borrow a pair. It was interesting that he asked so straightforwardly. I said, “OK,” adjusted the goggles for him and resumed swimming. The boy swam with full-length blue Jeans.

He was diving for a toy. I stopped and talked to him while he labored to tread water. His name was Cain; he was eight and lived in a group home. A handful of other boys from the home were also there. He asked if I would play with him. What innocence and frankness! We dove together for a few minutes.

As Cain was trying on the other set of goggles, he said, “Someday I hope I will have a foster family.” I was touched and felt an impression: The curse is coming off Cain.

After finishing laps, we visited in the water. Both of us linked an elbow on the side of the pool. I asked, “Cain, do you know anything about Jesus?” He gave a childlike account of Jesus’ death and resurrection. I told him that it was a powerful story, and that it was true! Feeling I might never see Cain again, I encouraged him to get to know Jesus better and better by talking to him daily: “Jesus is real and He deeply cares for you, Cain. He will help you through life.”

I was growing attached to this boy and felt like packing him home and fathering him. He said, “I sure wish I had a pair of goggles like these.” I told him, “Keep them. I give them to you.” He confided that he had had some discipline problems at the home, but he had a special class apart from the others and that he thought he was doing better. He mentioned also that there was a tiny child in his group that chattered and babbled and sounded funny. I told him that he was probably a good friend to that child.

I prayed a short but earnest prayer with that eight-year-old boy. As I was getting out of the pool, he asked, “Do you know the song ‘I See the Moon?”  He sang:

“I see the moon and the moon sees me…God bless the moon and God bless me.” As I walked away, Cain continued to sing the song to himself. I was touched with emotion for Cain’s challenges, his innocence, uncertainty and hope. May the living God follow that young man’s career!

 

NEW BOOK COMING! 

I’M THOROUGHLY PLEASED to inform you that my newest book is coming out shortly!  

It’s called, “COMPOUNDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT!”

I think you’ll like it. “In the Pool with Cain” is one of thirty edifying pieces in the book. 

Compounds of Encouragement is coming in both audio and eBook.

When Riverfront Property: Connecting the River of Life came out some of you graciously offered to be reviewers. I’m seeking reviewers again. If you’d like to have access to the book early and are willing to give a review. simply send me a note saying,

“Steve, I’d like to review Compounds of Encouragement!”

Add “In Audio” or “In ebook.”

I’ll be posting more in the next few weeks.

 

As a PS the Riverfront Property Prophetic Documentary has been on the back burner. It is a rather daunting undertaking. Hoping to get more motion on it in the fall. Thanks for those who have prayed for this!

Steven C Johnson

Landing Strip Enterprises

 

 

FLAG DRENCHING UPDATE AND ENGAGING IN POLITICS

FLAG DRENCHING UPDATE

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The most recent case of flag drenching occurred in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 35 year old defendant, Stan Dowser, appeared before Superior Court Judge William Garble. The defendant’s court appointed attorney looked rather despondent. Off the record he was heard to say, “Why do all my clients have to be crack pots?”

Mr. Dowser is accused of extinguishing the flames on an American flag which was set on fire by the plaintiff, Gerald Blaze. The prosecution seems to have a watertight case. Mr. Blaze purchased the flag with his own money so it was obviously his to burn. Furthermore Blaze was merely using his constitutional right of free expression. He was burning the flag, as he said, “Because some knuckle head police officer unjustly gave me a parking ticket.”

Judge Garble first used the fatherly approach with Dowser. He was explaining that flag burning was as American as baseball, apple pie and alcoholism. But Dowser went into some incoherent babble about the flag representing every citizen of the Republic and the noble values of it’s patriots. At that point Judge Garble silenced Dowser and took a sterner approach.

“Young man,” said Garble, “don’t you realize that I can give you up to 6 years in prison and $45,000 in fines for drenching a fire on an American flag?!” Mr. Dowser, by drenching the fire on that flag you show yourself to be a rebellious hoodlum, one who scoffs at the American way and is insensitive to the rights and feelings of flag burners.”

The defense is trying to put together an insanity plea. At any rate both defense and prosecution agree that Dowser may need serious reprogramming.

As a side light it should be noted that Judge Garble was hospitalized last night with second and third degree burns to his scalp. The Judge set fire to his hair in order to protest a bad haircut. He hoped this gesture would teach his barber a lesson. Garble’s neighbors speak in admiring and reverential terms of the venerable judge. Mrs. P.W. Doodle said the judge is a man of consistency in and our of the court room.

ENGAGING IN POLITICS

Today we had a phone interview with Heidi St John’s Campaign Coordinator. Heidi is running for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. We are supporting her efforts to restore sanity and function to government.

You can meet Heidi at her website, HIEDI ST JOHN FOR CONGRESS

We are looking for impactful ways to restore the cultural mountains. We’d love to learn what you are doing to be salt and light in the world!

Steven C Johnson
Landingstripenterprises.com

 

THE PATH OF THE SOCIOPATH, AND THE PATH OUT

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Sociopaths are not born. They are created by a process – created by choices which come out of decisions reflecting changing values.

Let’s illustrate. My Dad became a doctor 68 years ago. When people were surveyed asking, “Why do you want to be a doctor?” the answer was typically, “To relieve the suffering of others.” The motive was to help precious people recover from sickness and trauma.

What happens today when people are asked, “Why do you want to be a doctor?” There are still some wonderful people pursuing medicine because they have hearts of compassion, but many more are checking the box, “To get a good income.”

When you go to a doctor do you want them to think first, “People are precious,” or “Money is precious?”

As the profit motive subtly replaces the compassion motive the road to sociopathy has begun.

People become hardened to the feelings of others by gradations. No child sets out in life to gain a cold, corrupt heart. The lust for pleasure, power and material stuff gradually outweighs the value we have for people. Lust causes a friction of values which creates a callous heart. The thoroughly calloused see people as objects to be used to gain pleasure, or objects to be removed because they obstruct pleasure.

Just as the righteous arm themselves with weapons of truth, the wicked arm themselves with justifications which often appear as offenses and resentments. Meat may rot slowly initially, but the spiraling decent quickens as time go on.

Jesus said, in Matthew 24:12, “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.”

Sociopaths are love-less. People are blamed not esteemed. The attitude that “Laws cramp my freedom” leads to defiance. Most basic laws are created to protect others. In order to “function” without rules sociopaths must diminish the value of people so their consciences are not pricked when they take advantage of others.

THE DEGRADATION OF CULTURES

We know individuals degrade into sociopaths by a process. Cultures of people do the same when “systemic attitudes” of selfishness supplant the preciousness of God’s human beings. Cultures degrade as they see lawless, hard-hearted individuals. They may feel there is nothing to do about it, and then be conformed to the world, adopting the same attitudes, rather than putting up a standard and a fight. They yield to the negative gravity of depravity.

A HEART CHECK

All of us should run a heart diagnostic test. David prayed for the test. “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Ps 139:23-24)”

Check the temperature of your love for others. What are the gauges showing?

What is the zeal-for-the-Lord meter displaying?

Is the furnace of your compassion hot enough to melt prejudice and offense, or has it cooled to luke-warm?

If the gauges are off we should be rightly alarmed. It may mean we have walked a distance down the sociopath’s path.

Don’t lose heart. Rather pluck up your courage! You can turn around, but you must do it quickly! Although Jesus said, “The hearts of many will grow cold” this does not have to happen to you and I. We may access grace even to love our enemies!

If we tend the fire of compassion for others, we can stall and stop the cultural crash and burn spiral into corporate sociopathy and anarchy. We can provide a model of righteousness countering the down-grade pathway. We can remind others of the inestimable value of our fellow human beings. Valuing others, even law-breakers, we become salt and light to redeem our culture.

The sociopathic depreciation of young children and seniors, and people in general can be reversed. Those on the road-rage path to utter callousness can be saved.

Fires go out when unattended. Let’s keep stoking the fire of our love for others, and become the disciples Jesus said we could become, so non-believers will say once again, “See how they love one another.”

“And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.”  Rom 5:5

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

PRAYER FOR COURTS TO BLOCK CHILDREN-GUINEA PIG EXPERIMENTS

Weeks ago we heard the news saying, in essence,

“We are not sure what reaction children will have when they get the covid immunization.”   – so –  “We will test it on 6000 children.”

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The Nazi concentration camp “doctors” would be proud of such “research.” Mutilations and deaths are worth it because it is science.

Experiments on unsuspecting and unwilling guinea pigs has been done on innocents by American “doctors.” But how despicable to see them being done today, in broad daylight, without national protest!

Here is a case coming to court worthy of prayer. Who will intercede for the salvation of our children? Read carefully, and after weeping over our folly, let your tears be converted into prayer.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT Court

AMERICA’S FRONTLINE DOCTORS

PETITION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

vs.

XAVIER BECERRA, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND John & Jane Does I-V; Black & White Partnerships; and ABC Corporations I-V,

Defendants.

Children are not guinea pigs: There is a statistically zero percent chance of young people dying of COVID-19. To promote an investigational product that has no long-term studies and no animal studies, to pressure parents and teens to use an experimental product that has not been fully approved by the FDA breaks all of the rules of medicine and the HHS’ own goal to protect Americans.

The expansion of the Emergency Use Authorization (EAU) for younger children is all risk and no benefit. HHS is ignoring the science and the data.

HHS is betraying its mission to, “enhance the health and well-being of all Americans…and by fostering sound, sustained advances in the sciences underlying medicine, public health, and social services.”

Sadly, millions of parents are being misled by HHS Secretary Becerra and the FDA, and we are calling on the Federal Courts to stop Becerra and compel HHS to suspend the promotion and rush to administer a vaccine that has not been fully tested and approved.

COVID 19 Vaccine Side Effects: We’ve never seen this level of side effects for any vaccine without the FDA taking action. The Rotavirus vaccine was canceled for 15 cases of non-lethal side effects and the Swine Flu vaccine was canceled for 25 deaths. But now, by the CDC’s own data, we are seeing a 12,000 percent increase in deaths with these vaccines and they’re still promoting this to our kids.

Support the Science: Under the age of 20, the survivability rate for COVID-19 is 99.997 percent. More than 4,000 deaths have been tied to the administering of COVID-19 vaccines in the last four months as opposed to 1,500 total in the previous ten years for all vaccines.

This last fact alone should be enough to STOP this dangerous vaccine. But HHS, the FDA and the CDC are ignoring the science and they are putting the lives of our children on the line. Thousands of doctors and physician groups across the world are demanding the vaccine rollout be stopped. But America’s Frontline Doctors is the one group that is suing to make sure that the government does not continue down this dangerous road.

Please consider assisting America’s Frontline Doctor’s today with your gifts of support. Your donation of $25, $50, $500, or more will support our critical efforts to hold our elected officials accountable, inform parents, and protect children from harm.

Thank you for standing with us again today.

For Liberty,

Simone Gold Signature

Dr. Simone Gold
Founder, America’s Frontline Doctors

In Mathew 18:6 Jesus says, “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

SOCIALISM: BITING THE BARB

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American socialism is going down smoothly. Have you felt the barb yet? Americans are swallowing the bate of socialism, but unaware of the hook. We won’t feel the hook in our mouth. It will catch in the throat.

The Scripture says, “The serpent was the most subtle of all the beasts…” His delicate craft is practiced by his disciples today. Some of the most artful are socialists.

What thinkest thou of this scenario?

A huge factory with thousands of workers has an explosion. Dozens are killed and hundreds are injured. Rather than focusing help for the bereaved and injured the management decides to mail a box of Band-Aids to all 2,400 employees.

The covid phenomena, and the wrong-headed responses of leaders in government, has been a debacle.

Let’s say 50 million people are negatively impacted financially by covid, exacerbated by the wrong-headed restrictions on our freedoms. If the government is to add additional meddling, purportedly to help, what should be done?

They use the subtle brilliance of the above factory management. Rather than find out specifically who has suffered financially, our “public servants” decide not to look at real needs but to scatter checks upon American adults. Nine percent, or so, of the relief package, is scattered like rain upon injured and healthy alike. The rest goes to pork. Most American adults had little to no income loss from the misfortune, and farce. Some people got raises. Others prospered in business. Some government workers got raises.

Government leaders acted irresponsibly at best. Many “leaders” played the socialist strategy to dominate America. So brilliantly diabolical. But do you see how the hook was bated and is about to be set? There was a deliberate capitalization on our gullibility. The wakeful are seeing the seduction. The careless are enjoying the worm before the barb sets.

Few Americans are protesting the government “relief” checks. Many see the checks as “fun money.” I see it as “funny” money. The “gift” from the IRS is no gift at all. We are “given a gift,” but we are expected to pay for it. Not only must I, my children and grandchildren pay back the face value of the check, but we must pay for the pork programs which dwarf the check.

The checks not only have strings, they have barbs. This money does not enrich us. It puts us all into debtors’ prison! How cleaver of the socialists in government to give everyone a “gift.” This is seduction at it’s diabolical best. This enticement is far beyond the meager attempts of credit card companies inviting us to be happy through indentured servitude.  Unlike the credit card companies, government leaders can authorize the red-eyed national budget to send out checks.

Pam and I are among the protestors. No, we won’t break car windows or set buildings ablaze, but we are protesting this puncturing of holes in our national boat. We are not sure what to do with the “free” money. We are thinking of employing it to bring down corrupt and seditious totalitarian wannabes.

What project can we invest in to bring down the corrupt communists in our government and bring them to justice for the damages to our nation? If our “leaders” are destroying us innocently or intentionally the results are the same.

The Scripture says, “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears hers down with her own hands.”  Prov 14:1

Here is the dubious “wisdom” which is destroying America’s ship; “Water is leaking in the boat so we must drill more holes to let the water out.” And how is that working?  

In terms of leading people to a crash-and-burn socialism it is very effective. But there is a limit to the enticements the seditious can pump into our economy. At some point the economy will be flooded to sinking. But, that’s the goal. Our boat is floundering. The current path is sure to sink us, bringing loss of life.

There is a raft of ism’s working to undermine our culture. Socialism is only one.

We are angry about getting a check, and the other pork programs, when real needs are not met. We are also angry that government “solutions” have led us to precipitous Inflation, and our demise. Printing funny money is like shooting holes through the bottom of the ship. First there was government over-reaction. Then they took it as an opportunity to entice our population into socialism’s solutions. Worship in America seems to be shifting deities, from God to the nanny state.

What commentary will our grandchildren have for this generation? Will they thank us?

 

INFLATION: RIDING THE ROLLERCOAST DOWN, BUT NEVER UP

It is interesting how some read the economy. In the last 70 days, so it is said, commodities have gone up radically.

The price of steel is up 145%

The price of lumber is up 126%

Food is up 25%

Cotton 35%

Silver 38%

Copper 50%

Oil 80%

It’s curious that people say commodities have gone up rather than, our dollar is become worth-less. I am surprise when people say the value of their home has gone up by X%. Why don’t they say the value of the dollar has declined by Y%?

Printing more funny money floods the economy making money worth-less. I’m wondering if. and how, to get out of the dollar.

The economy crashing is not just a tragedy, it is a game plan to create dependence on government. Our taxes have been paying for fat politicians, who under the “inspiration” of Satan’s slippery subtlety have found an effective plan: Seduce people with government perks, drain the economy until it collapses, and build a brave new totalitarian world out of the anarchy.  

I had a dream where a warlock was in a circle of people and boasting how Satan was destroying America. In the dream I rebuked him and said, “There can be a preservation, a prolonging of America if she is prayed for.”

The people there applauded my statement. It made me think this question. “If America is destroyed will God take credit for it, or will Satan?” The answer is, Satan. God will not delight if America is destroyed for He loves us. But Satan will boast that it was his great scheming accomplishment which brought America to ashes. We must not let Satan have this boast. Rather, we must agree with God’s desire to save and bless nations which turn to Him.

With the tough news about socialism’s stealthy inroads I will not be discouraged. America will be saved! It will require laying our lives down for Jesus and our neighbors, but our nation, and other nations can be saved. God loves our nation, and the nations, and will show us the way!

“Ask of me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance.” Ps 2:8

What part do you play, my Friend?

 

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

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

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

 

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 

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

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

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

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

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

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

LandingStripEnterprise.Com

 

 

 

 

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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