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THE NEVER ENDING BATTLE FOR FREEDOM

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s tragic when our pastors are unaware of the very constitution this country abides by. America is bound and established by that constitution and states no government will make a law that infringes upon the free exercise of religion.

Some want to say religion must stay out of government. The constitution instead makes it clear government must stay out of the affairs of the church. When president Lyndon Baines Johnson tried to pull rank on the church, no one stood to address it. We gave up our podiums

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The Black Robed Regiment

The podiums where the powerhouses of the revolution. They stated the truth about men’s character and about their place in political discourse. Fiery preachers spoke truth that other men feared! We must be rebaptized in Holy Fire! 🔥☄️

Today, is it the fear of a law or fear of a disease? Is God is using this lockdown to upend a weak and powerless church? Jesus dealt with the money changers by upending their businesses and so honoring His Father!

 

“My Father has called His house a house of prayer. You have made it a den of thieves!”

 

More than nice sounding words let us impact with words that result in power emanating and changing lives. Power like Peter, Paul and the disciples had ise videnced in speaking!

I yearn for the saints to get their courage and get their voice in pulpits and in everday matters. Surely,we must come out boldly as laid down, dead to self Sons and Daughters, and understand who He is in us!

 

Pamela C G Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

PERCEIVING THE GLORY IN A BLADE OF GRASS

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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If we were fully awake and fully sensible, looking at a single blade of grass would throw us into conniptions of wonder and spasms of worship. Some of us might weep and fall to the ground, overcome. Others might feel supercharged, invigorated, and wanting to jump and shout. But first our eyes must be opened!

As it is now most of us say, “Right, big deal, a blade of grass. So, what.” We are asleep to the glory of God all about us. We see the world only in dull and off-focused monochrome.

The whole earth is presently saturated with the glowing, reverberating glory of God. But it goes unnoticed. We need not conclude there is no glory to behold. We are immersed in glory, but not sensible to it.

 

 

Birds see colors we don’t. Eagles outdistance our vision. There is more glory about us than we know! Our lack of perception is the issue.

 

As kids we watched the Wizard of Oz. The movie starts in black and white and when the door is opened to Oz the scene is revealed in vibrant Technicolor!

 

 

We were the first family on the street with a color TV. Neighbor kids came over to watch the magic! Disney employed the same effect as the Wizard of Oz. The pixy would fly in front of the black and white castle, tap her wand and “Splash!” the castle was covered in color.

 

The effect is used even in more modern movies. In Beauty and the Beast the curse is
lifted, people are restored to their rightful state and the castle comes alive with
berightness and color.

 

We meet amazing angelic creatures in Ezekiel 10. Verse 12 says, “Their entire
bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of
eyes, as were their four wheels.” Do you suppose those creatures might have more
perceptive abilities than we do? No wonder they worship God! They sing about it!

 

And one called out to another and said,
“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.”Isaiah 6:3

The world is darkened to His glory. Even we Christians who have gained windows into the glory see partially. But a Great Day of awakening is upon us where perceptiveness will shoot through the roof.

Habakkuk prophesied a day where the glory of the Lord will no longer be hidden. It will be perceived! “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.” 

 

 

Next time you see a blade of grass find out how much of the magnificence of God is found drenching its structures! Wake up, world, and behold the glory! O, Lord, Open our eyes!

Let us know what you are perceiving of the glory of God!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

 

EARTH’S CONSPIRACIES AND HEAVEN’S LAUGHTER

Posted by on May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

God gets a good laugh out of a conspiracy. So should we!

First of all, every “secret” plan of evil takes place before millions of watchful eyes. God and heaven’s assemblies see it all. Ultimately all cloak-and-dagger plots are revealed on earth as well.

Secondly, every plot to overthrow the Lord of Host and his plans are the smallest of potatoes. Jesus said, “If I cast out demons by the finger of God then know the Kingdom has come near you.” Those big bad demons Jesus portrays as tiny bugs on his sleeve, which he flicks off with a Mighty Finger. Heaven rumbles with laughter and evil is set a-trembling!

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; 

the Lord taunts them.

Then He rebukes them in His anger, 

and terrifies them in His fury:

 “I have installed My King on Zion, 

upon My holy mountain.”   Psalm 2:4-6

Every Good Thriller must have a Conspiracy

Who would read a thriller novel without a conspiracy? The Bible contains lots of thriller conspiracy stories. There were plenty of conspiracies going on in Isaiah’s day. They talked about them in the corners and on social media.

Don’t call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy. Don’t fear what they fear, and don’t be terrified.  Isaiah 8:12

There are loads of modern conspiracies. Yes, you bet’cha!! In fact, I think we could spend every moment ferreting them out: Political schemes, religious seditions, treacherous nations, mad-scientist chemical companies, social engineers, historical revisionists, cartoon producers – and don’t forget that sinister neighbor. But would you have time left to spend in adoration of God and pursuing His high purposes?

I think Isaiah would counsel; Sure there are conspiracies, but don’t see them the way the world does, and most certainly, don’t be afraid or terrified. Fear is so unbefitting a child of God. Laughter is more becoming!  

Balancing our attitudes about intrigues 

Sometimes the uncovering of a conspiracy can save the day, even a nation. Thank God, Benedict Arnold’s treachery was revealed. The revolution might have been lost! If you have a special calling to search out conspiracies then blessings on you! Perhaps you will save the day. The dominant temptation when searching out conspiracies is being seduced from of our Grand Mission.

How Jesus dealt with conspiracy

There are a dozen references to death plots against the Lord Jesus in the gospels. He knew the plots, yet you never hear Jesus say, “Poor me, everyone is out to kill me.” Jesus was focused! He lead the ranks on the last march to Jerusalem!

“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. Luke 9:51.

They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again, he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him.  Mark 10:32

Don’t slow down!

Conspiracies did not slow Jesus down! They should not slow us. Like Jesus on his way to Jerusalem, our steps should be more certain and emphatic! 

One of our favorite conspiracies is about the anti-Christ. When people mention the anti-Christ I reply, “It’s not my responsibility to make sure the anti-Christ does his job. He’s on his own. If he makes a mess of it that’s his problem.”

Join our Conspiracy!

Won’t you join our conspiracy? Actually, it is an ancient scheme to redeem mankind and the fallen world. Heaven’s conspiracy motivated Jesus to go to the cross. It is motivating people to travel to the nations and even talk to their next-door neighbors. It is a conspiracy to overcome darkness with light. It’s not like most “Hush, Hush”conspiracies. It’s a shout-it-from-the-housetops conspiracy. It’s light and life in Jesus Christ the risen and transcendent Son of God!

May all the bad-guy conspiracies be uncovered and thwarted. Don’t miss your opportunity with God to laugh in the process. Rejoice in Father’s power to flick off the bugs! Then let’s  resolutely get on with Kingdom Business, preparing a most Royal Welcome! Back to constructing The Landing Strip!

How will you be responding to the next conspiracy you hear? We welcome your feedback!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprise.com

Here is some perspective on a few contemporary conspiracies from The Australian Christian Lobby.  

Here is some interesting perspective on some contemporary conspiracies from The Australian Christian Lobby

THE DAWN OF A NEW CHEMISTRY WITH GOD

Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“…then you will understand the fear of the LORD

and find the knowledge of God.”  Prov 2:5

A NIGHT MESSAGE

Last night in a dream I was in a restaurant with a man who was a distinguished chemist. Other scientists were joining us for a secret meeting. Amazing things were being discovered, creating awe. The man I was with pointed to another man entering  the room. He was extremely impressed with him as an astounding chemist. He said, “His name is actually Johnathan Dawntheus.”

Demitri Medeleev Father of the Periodic Table

INTERPRETING THE DREAM

Jonathan Dawntheus could be translated, YAHWEH HAS GIVEN THE DAWN OF A [RENEWED] KNOWLEDGE OF GOD TO US!

Incredible spiritual chemistry is being revealed! We use an expression; “There is a chemistry between them.” This is the chemistry between God and His people. We are beginning to see God as he really is through Biblical revelation and Spiritual experience! God is revealing Himself with relational chemistry breakthroughs.

FROM PARTIAL TO COMPLETE

Our knowledge of God has been fragmentary and dim. Now that is changing! We will nolong be partial and see through a distorted mirror. Face to face is coming with a new dawn! This is spiritual awakening.

As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.   Psalm 17:15

I’ve often prayed, “Dear God, let me know you as you really are, and not simply as I have conceived you!” Of course, we have no business trying to conceive God. He is the One who conceived us! Our Father is downloading, to those who seek him, the full disclosure of His face.

ARE YOU SENSING LIGHT ON THE HORIZON?

Recently the birds have been chirping at 5:15. They know the dawn is coming! We also are chirping in anticipation! Early in the morning, before the sun comes up, we may go to the tomb of our old theology and find a living Christ!

AREN’T YOU ANXIOUS FOR THE DAY!

“I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.”  Psalm 130:6

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO WAKE THE DAWN!

Awake, harp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn. Psalm 108:2

Let your chirping be heard!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

COORDINATING HUMILITY AND BOLDNESS

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

TEACHING WATER SKIING

I used to teach people to water ski.  Skiing is very doable for the person with average strength. What messes people up is getting things coordinated. Here is the formula:

Keep your skis together

Knees bent

Back straight and head up

Arm’s straight

Hold tight, and let the boat pull you up.

Find your equilibrium

Getting those elements in coordination is the challenge. I see the same principle of coordination in our Christian experience. Many have a challenging time coordinating the Christian virtues. Take for example, Humility and Boldness.

GETTING THE WOBBLE OUT OF HUMILITY AND BOLDNESS

We have no problem finding Bible verses on either humility or boldness. But we fumble integrating them. Humility and boldness are not in opposition. Wobbly ideas of humility and boldness lead to wobbly harmonizing.

Humility is not thinking of ourselves as small. It is seeing God as BIG! Boldness is not being cocky, but acting on truth with resolve.

JESUS’ CALLS TO ACTION ANSWERED WITH FALSE HUMILITY

When Jesus calls us to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth, we cannot answer, “I’m much too humble to be a witness.” To be humble does not mean to put your lamp under a basket when the Lord tells you to lift it up!

Jesus charges us “Let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Shall we answer, “O Jesus, I’m much to humble to do that?”  Our failure to witness boldly may be defiant pride towards God and His will.

SEEING OUR PRESIDENT AS HUMBLE?

This may sound strange but I am seeing President Trump as a very humble man. I’m sure you could site one of his many statements to prove he is arrogant and self-absorbed.

But consider this: He has given up his wealth and comfort, to serve our nation at his own expense. He is volunteering 100 hours a week to help us. He is confronting wrong (draining the swamp) and boldly pulling for the right. He is seeking to restore America. His bold words and bold actions are signs of true humility towards the One who calls us to action.

WE MUST NOT BE COWARDS WHO CALL OURSELVES HUMBLE

Humility and boldness must go together! Not being bold is prideful or fearful. When the Commander calls us to war courageously, we must not beg off claiming humility. That “humility” may be nothing but cowardice or irresponsibility. Not being bold is defiance of God and disrespect for His assignments.

HUMILITY IN ACTION

Humble before God is boldly entering His awesome presence by the blood of Jesus.

Humble before God is boldness in exposing and confronting evil.

Humble with God is sharing Jesus fearlessly.

When He tells us to be bold and courageous, and we do our best to act bravely, that is humility toward God!

May you find that place of harmonic coordination, get up on your skis and glide on the water!

WHAT THINKEST THOU?

How are you at coordinating the Christian virtues of humility and boldness?

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

SHOPPING SPREE!

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Several years ago the Lord gave me the word, “Spiritual Shopping Spree.”

Perhaps there is someone in the universe who looks down on shopping sprees. “Sure they sound nice but shopping sprees can be exhausting. You’re given a few thousand dollars to freely spend but you still have to push the cart up and down the isles, make decisions about what to get, then push that heavy cart out to your car.”

I’ve found similar attitudes when it comes to prayer. “Sure Jesus says, ‘I will do whatever you ask in my name’ (John 14:13). But you still have to push the shopping cart, make the decisions about what you want and load up, and haul it home. And besides, what if you load up your cart just to find God won’t let you out of the store with it. It’s better not to pray, that way you will never be disappointed.”

Religious Lawyers come out as we pray to make sure we don’t ask the gracious Father too much, or expect too much from Him. They don’t want us to be disappointed when prayers are not answered.

They warn us that there are many qualifiers to Jesus’ generous offers. They go through lots of tiny print which no one else can find in the scriptures. They assure us that God answers prayer occasionally, and they have personally heard of it happening, but just don’t expect too much. They protect God from requests which are too big, and protect us from disappointment.

God has been slandered and portrayed as a miserly father, either unable or unwilling to keep His promises. “He plays bate and switch with us. Since he can always find fault in us He doesn’t need to keep His promises.”

O, that His name would once again be hollowed as the generous father, so faith will again find His promises realized! The Father of Lights is the generous giver of gifts. Awakening to Fresh Faith!

Jesus really meant what He said about prayer!

Don’t pass up the spiritual shopping spree!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprise.com

 

THAT’S HOW COURAGE IS GENERATED

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“They encourage each other in evil plans” Ps 64:5

A group of rowdy teenagers walk down a street of parked cars. One gets overly rambunctious and keys a car. After a while another kicks off the side mirror of a second car. A few moments later another breaks the window of a third car and the group loots the contents. That’s how courage is generated.

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”      Ps 31:24

A family watches a program about child abuse. The kids look at their parents. Mom is weeping. Dad is fuming. The next day in school the kids talk to their classmates about child abuse. They actually have a friend who is beaten by his step dad. A dozen kids rally. With a little assistance they create a society to help abused children, and the frustrated parents who inflict abuse. That’s how courage is generated.

“The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.”  Judges 6:12

The angel of the Lord appears to cowering Gideon. He speaks a new identity. “Mighty Man of Valor!” Gideon gets a courage boost. He then rallies people to fight the teaming minions. Courage rises! God trims down the men to 300. They courageously launch a night attack. Other formerly timid Israelites who have been hiding learn of the victory. They join the battle making the victory complete. That’s how courage is generated.

I saw this example of courage generation in one of my churches.

 

Man #1, Joseph, courageously followed his dreams and inspired others.

Joseph was working at a cabinet shop but he had always wanted to be an artist. His frustration and courage grew together. Joseph started a frame shop where he could study and practice art on the side. He found a new peace and satisfaction as he pursued his art. His skills improved and he has shown well!

Man #2  in our congregation saw his example. Frank was a science teacher in a public school. He was frustrated with the arrangement. Taking some hand-me-down courage, he quit his job and went to teach at a new Christian school. He found satisfaction following his convictions and influencing young people eager for higher values.

Man #3 picking up on the courage of others, gave up a struggling storefront business and started painting homes. Less headaches, more flexibility of time and greater income. Bob’s  desire for excellence was met in freshly painted homes.

Man #4 was frustrated with work at his fire department. Scott quit, went to work part time for a department in a neighboring city and started a custom water features business. He was free to pursue creative expression. And what he created was overflowingly lovely. That’s how courage is generated!

 

WITNESSING COURAGE GENERATES
COURAGEOUS WITNESSING

Most believers need just a little tipping-point courage to break their silence about Jesus. One martyr inspires courage in many. “And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear.”  Phil 1:14

Our Master Jesus is the ultimate courage generator! When we consider his bold courage at the cross we gain boldness as well! See Hebrews 12:3. After all, That’s how courage is generated!

 

How have you seen courage multiply for Kingdom good?
Are you a courage generator?
What courageous action can you take today?

 

Preparing the Landing Strip!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

 

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ETHICS, DECISIONS AND THE TRUCK PURCHASE

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For your ways are in full view of the LORD,

and he examines all your paths.Prov 5:21

Yesterday I bought a little blue Ranger from a private party.

The seller said, “I want to help you with your taxes.”

I said, “That would be nice.”

He said, “Write on the bill of sale [only] $1000.”

Then he told me how our state licensing laws are so unfair and how much money I could save by changing the true figure.

I hesitated,  “Honestly, I’d need to think about that.” I finally answered; “I don’t think my conscience would let me do that.”

Half a dozen thoughts filled those moments of hesitation:

“I’d love to save hundreds of dollars.”

“And who would care?”

“Lying is easier than laboring for change in the political system?”

“Who would know, anyway?”

“O, Yes! There is One who watches me right now! And there is a day of accounting.”

“Could I float a good defense for lying on The Great Day, The Day when each one will give report before the Throne ?”

Do you ever have moments, like me, of hesitation and wrestling with the compromise option? What do you do when justifications seem so handy, and who would know anyway?

“For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”Ecces. 12:14

“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.” Rom 14:12

“I say to you, that every careless word men shall speak, they shall give account of on the day of judgment.” Matt 12:36

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

DEMOLISHING IDOLS: FACTS AT THE TURKEY SHOOT

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

THE TYRANNY OF FACTS

Factoids are tyrannical idols demanding worship. With slavish devotion many worship information and bow to facts. “Facts” are cronies with “impossible.” To prove something unreasonable nay-sayers marshal facts. Regretfully, many bow in subjection. We offer our newborn ideas and aspirations in child sacrifice. Our babies are not permitted to live. The are offered up in the inferno to facts.

We appreciate our friend Michael Danforth who stokes a better fire! He shares how we can prevail by contradicting or overriding facts! We can rebel against the gods! You can see him at  https://danforthministries.com Pick up his book, 2020 and Beyond!

 

 

FACTS EXPOSED AND HUMILIATED

It is a “fact” that we don’t have wings like birds, yet we have penetrated the clouds.

It is a fact we don’t have gills like fish, but we have visited the depths.

How many times has yesterday’s science suffered humiliation? Many “facts” which seem to be innocent neighbors are being exposed for what they are: tyrants!

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, “He is the one who catches the wise in their craftiness”1 Cor 3:19

 

 

GOD LOVES TO OVERRIDE FACTS!

We are pinned between the sea and our enemies. There is no escape! Exodus 14:10

The fact is the whole city is surrounded by an army from Aram!  2Kings 6:15

Your daughter is dead. Don’t bother the Teacher any more. Mark 5:35

“I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.”Matthew 11:25

 

SUPERIOR FIRE POWER OVER FACTS

Our Father’s power transcends minute details like death and corruption. Let’s not bend the knee to facts which set themselves against the knowledge of God! He said, “Have no other gods before Me.” Let’s rally the iconoclasts! Let’s pulverize facts with Heaven’s higher realties! They are lethal ammo for our guns, giving us superior fire-power.

 

SEE YOU AT THE TURKEY SHOOT!

What turkeys (facts) have you been able to overcome with Heaven’s higher reality? We’d love to pass on your testimony!

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

 

 

 

 

 

THE BLOOD OF JESUS: TRUCK-LOADS OF BENEFITS!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A DREAM OF A BLOOD-RED TRACTOR-TRAILER

In the dream I was standing with two other people and watched as a tractor-trailer came down the road and slowed to a stop before us. It was striking because the trailer was literally blood-red, as if painted with fresh dripping blood!

I felt this was about the delivery of the benefits of Jesus’ blood. We are going to appreciate the blood of Jesus in greater measure as we discover the cargo in the trailer! As Israel left Egypt the last memory of their homes would be the bloody door jams. They left Egypt strong, disease-free, loaded with a new prosperity, united as a nation and off on a great adventure. The ultimate escape plan was blood on the doorposts!

OUR CHILDREN SPRINKLED IN BLOOD

Picture this: Your children return to you after Church with their Sunday-best covered with blood spots. Thoroughly alarmed you ask, “What in the world happened?!” The children reply excited and pleased, “Daddy! Mommy! The Sunday school teacher sprinkled blood on all the children. Now we are free from all our sins!!”

Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Exodus 24:8

THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE CROSS

Some look back on the ancient practices of sacrifice and are appalled. Many call it gruesome and gross, barbaric and foolish. Actually, this mentality is a sign we have chosen to minimize the weight of our sins. “I’m OK, Your OK. We don’t need anyone dying to save us.”

Some of us reduce our sins to little mistakes and missteps. By minimizing the seriousness of our sins, we minimize the necessity of Christ’s nasty execution. We think of the vulgarity of the cross rather than the vulgarity of our sin. “I’m a pretty great person, I have a good attitude and a healthy self-image. Therefore, I don’t need anyone dying on a cross for me.” We believe we’re righteousness enough. “My life is a little messy but blood is way too messy, and unnecessary for me!”

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. … For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  1 Cor 1:18

Christianity only exists because of bloody and ghastly sacrifice. Somber and serious stuff! But do you know why we Christians can laugh, be silly, carefree and goofy? Why we can run and frolic in pure delight? The potent blood of our precious Savior sets us free from the death-spiral of pride and fear, shame and condemnation! It removes every last vestige of the fear of death! This is why we take communion sober and thoughtful, but also gleeful and jubilant! THIS STUFF IS INSIDE THE TRUCK!

EARLY JEWISH BELIEVERS PRACTICED BLOOD SACRIFICE

The early church recognized the ultimate covenantal agreement and cleansing in Jesus’ bloody death. Many modern believers poopoo the former temple sacrifices because of the excellence and completion of a better covenant in Christ. It would be good to remember that the early Jewish believers in Jesus continued the temple sacrifices until the destruction of the temple in 70 AD by Titus.

When Paul spoke of hurrying to get to Jerusalem by Passover he knew he would offer the sacrifice of a lamb there. (Acts 20:16) When he paid the expenses for men who were taking vows he was purchasing the animals slaughtered for their purification. (Acts 21:24). Every time the early Jewish believers went to the temple and made blood sacrifices they would remember the wonderful sacrifice the Lord Jesus had made for them!

SPRINKLED WITH BLOOD

I have always hated killing and slaughtering animals. On our farm we raised chickens, rabbits, sheep and goats. All of them had to be killed to get to our pantry and plates. I hated shooting the sheep in their heads, cutting their necks, draining them out, and cutting them up, but it was necessary.

The complicated and Gory temple sacrifices are “only” types and shadows, but they illuminate our New Covenant. Blood was sprinkled on all the tabernacle utensils and draperies to purify them. It was sprinkled on priests and people. “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”  Hebrews 9:22

We have come “to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. “ Hebrews 12:24

We saints have been “chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood”  1 Peter 1:2

LEARNING TO APPRECIATE OUR SAVIOR’S BLOOD

I had a pastor friend who told me that regardless what topic he preached on he would always mention, if only for a few moments, the sacrifice and the blood of Jesus. I took this to heart, for I never want to forget that precious blood, nor do I want those I love to forget. In fact, I want to prize the blood of Jesus more and more as I anticipate seeing Him face to face.

Are you hit-and-miss about remembering the sacrifice of Jesus? Let’s endeavor every day to recall the extent of His poured-out love! Recalling what the Hero of our story did to save his True Love is the secret of returning to first love. There will be truckloads of benefits!

SINGING BLOOD-LOVE

We sing exuberantly, “I’m forever grateful to you! I’m forever grateful for the cross!

We revel in the answer to the stubborn question; “What can wash away my sins?” We shout our remedy, “Nothing but the blood of Jesus!”

We sing with Andre’ Crouch, “The blood!”

YOUR FEED-BACK

Tell us what you think of Jesus’ bloody sacrifice.

What benefits have you received?

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.  1 John 1:7

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripentprises.com

 

A VISION OF PASSOVER BLOOD

 

POWER FOR PURCHASING

 

LEVERAGING CRIMSON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Holy” Spirit: What Meanest Thou?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

“HOLY” SPIRIT

Ninety-four times in the NIV Bible the Spirit is referred to as the “Holy” Spirit. The word holy implies separate, “other” and distinct. God is not animal, mineral or vegetable. He is different. When we pray that our Father’s name be regarded as holy we are asking that the astonishing, uniquely grand things about Him would stand out! This is the work of the Holy Spirit!

To be holy means to move from commonness to an exceptional place of separated distinctiveness. The Holy Spirit resting on common people makes them holy.

But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.  Jude 20

CHARACTER TRUMPS GIFTING

You may prophecy the secrets of people’s hearts, but can you be trusted with a confidence? You may possess great faith, but are you arrogant? Do you use your astonishing gifts for your own advantage or to honor and build up others and hear from the Father?

Sin will quickly compromise our ability to minister to others and hear from the Father. I would rather work with people of high character and little gifting than the other way around. Of course we pursue both! Don’t minister with scummy pipes. Live a distinctive life.

Many wonder how to overcome temptation and live the victorious life. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit corrupt, carnal ways of life are stifled by a greater power!   See Galatians 5:16

NINE FRUIT FLAVORS

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”(Gal 5:22-23)

There is no speed limit on joy. You won’t find a “No trespassing” signs for gentleness. You may be as kind or self-controlled as you wish and no one will arrest you! God the Spirit brings delicious flavors and fragrances to our communion! Some have received gifts of the Spirit but have sour dispositions. The cure is to enjoy these fruity flavors!

(Excerpted from Addendum #3, Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life)

 

What do you think or feel when you hear “Holy Spirit?”

What picture would you use to describe holiness?

In what ways do we engage with God to experience holiness?

Steven C Johnson 

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A NEW GOLD STANDARD: HOLY TO THE LORD

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SIFTING FOR GOLD

We had just landed in Anchorage. We were standing, leaning against our seats ready to walk out the isle. The man behind me was talking about searching for gold. This was his third season in Alaska and he had done rather well. He and his partner boated six days up a river for sifting.

He told us one year, after paying taxes on their gold, he and his partner netted $700,000 each. Not bad for four months work. As he spoke I heard the Lord say, “I am establishing a new Gold Standard.”

America went off the gold standard in 1971. The idea of restricting our money to the value of gold was stifling. People thought we would generate greater success with an economy built on debt. Fifty years later many are doubtful of that strategy’s success. In fact, there is a significant movement, even in White House circles, to move us back to a gold standard.  

HOLINESS: A GOLDEN STANDARD

When the Lord told me, “I am establishing a new Gold Standard” I started to think about holiness. Holiness and gold are linked in Scripture.

AARON’S BREAST PLATE OVER HIS HEART WAS MADE OF GOLD          

Ex 28:36  “Make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it as on a seal: HOLYTO THE LORD.

SOLOMON PANELED THE MOST HOLY PLACE WITH GOLD

2 Chron 3:8  He built the Most Holy Place, its length corresponding to the width of the temple — twenty cubits long and twenty cubits wide. He overlaid the inside with six hundred talents of pure  gold.

Think of this: A 30’ by 30’ room plated, with six hundred talents of gold. Do the math. A talent is 75 pounds. 75 X 600 = 45,000 pounds of gold! At $1716 for today’s spot price the value was $1,235,520,000.

And who got to see the gold in the Holy of Holies? Only two. The high priest and Almighty God!

THE HEART’S TREASURY

The heart is the place we keep our treasures of love, faith and courage, our secret thoughts and ambitions. You may speculate about what is in my heart, but ultimately only God and I know what is really there. And God understands my heart far better than I do!

In many ways the church went off the gold (holiness) standard. We did not want to be encumbered with the limitations holiness required. We said, “Perhaps we could be happier and more successful without holiness. Let’s give it a try. We want to be free!”  Of course, worldly “freedom” lead us into bondage.

The Creator of the Stars is establishing a new Gold Standard! Holiness is Golden. May our inner hearts be paneled with it!

I’d love to hear your perspectives. What does it mean when the Lord says, I am establishing a new Gold Standard?

Steven C Johnson 

LandingStripEnterprises.Com

  

 

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Theresa’s Miracle: Building Faith World-Wide! 

Posted by on Apr 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Two decades ago we were sharing on radio and TV shows the resurrection miracle of Jesus raising our daughter Theresa from the dead. Yesterday, for the first time in 20 years, I noticed half a million had viewed Sid Roth’s interview on youtube. It is gratifying to know this testimony has encouraged many others!

With Covid 19 in the news I thought it important to share a clip from Theresa’s book on Spiritual Warfare. “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” Psalm 50:15

Thoughts on Spiritual Warfare

from Theresa: How God Orchestrated a Miracle

We named our first daughter Abundant Rose (Theresa Suzanne). I was mystified when I saw the paramedics roll her dead, gray body past us at the entrance to the ER. My heart’s impression, which I believed came from God, was that He would use Theresa Suzanne to win many to Jesus Christ. Her death at age two didn’t fit any of my concepts of how the Lord would use her life to bring folks into His kingdom.

Too often we assume that hardships and tragedies are always God’s will for us and should not be resisted. Sometimes, though, God permits the enemy of our souls to harass us in order to give us the opportunity to be overcomers–to overcome the enemy by exercising our faith. No way were we going to stand by passively while the enemy was dragging Theresa down to death. We were prepared to fight him tooth and claw, calling on the name of Him who is the Resurrection and the Life. Whatever the battle might cost us in exhaustion and frustration, we were determined to give it our best shot.

Jesus told us that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but He came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). On the sunniest, cheeriest day there is a real but unseen enemy who is working to corrupt our lives with guilt, fear, anxiety, and misery. It is hard for us to appreciate how utterly wicked this adversary is. He loves to inflict loss, sorrow, and death. We have never been instructed in Scripture to lie down and let this fiend trample on us, or to accept his malice as the blessing of God. On the contrary, we are told to resist him, standing firmly in our faith.

It would be a lie to give you the impression that we snapped our fingers, said a prayer and quoted a Scripture or two and then everything was hunky-dory. Our battle was intense, protracted, and excessively draining. There was a time when I became a limp rag, soiled and threadbare. But at that time, I felt the body of Christ come and pick me up by the armpits and sustain me. Even with this support, it took us literally months to recuperate from the battle for Theresa and to regain our spiritual and emotional strength. Spiritual warfare is real warfare, and it takes its toll just as physical warfare does. Certainly, we are “MORE THAN CONQUERORS” in Christ, but I sometimes wonder at the cavalier attitude some people have about fighting Satan. I wonder how much of the thick of the battle they have really experienced, or is it just bold talk?

Victory in spiritual warfare never comes easily, at little cost. It cost Jesus His very life. So let’s be realistic, count the cost, and give our Lord heartfelt thanks and praise for enabling us to fight on His side for righteousness and goodness. His victory in the decisive Battle of Calvary has assured our final triumph in the age-long war!

Read the entire book, “Theresa: How God Orchestrated a Miracle.”

Be encouraged!

Steve and Pam Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

 

BLIND SPOT: SHARING/RECEIVING CORRECTION

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your doctor discovered you had cancer would you want him to tell you?

If you had bad breath, body odor or your zipper was down would you want a friend to tell you?

If you were unaware you were heading into an accident or financial loss, and someone saw the danger, would you want them to tell you?

If you were unaware of an attitude or practice you had which needlessly hurt others, would you want to be told?

Thank God for friends who help us with our blind spots! Although the moments when others point out my blind spots can be humbling, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t want to needlessly offend others or heedlessly stumble into calamity.

True kindness has to do with seeking the best for others, and on occasion, when it is in the best interest of others, to lovingly and sensitively point out the blind spots. Yes, there will be times when some may misunderstand your corrections and even resent them, but the majority will be greatly relieved to have a friend who loves them like you! At least, that’s the kind of friends I’d like to have!

May we truly be loving and humble when we point out the blind spots of others, and appreciative and humble when our own blind spots are pointed out! I find that only the mature, or those who wish to be, are able to receive correction graciously and then benefit from it in a fruitful way.

Let a righteous man strike me–that is a kindness; let him rebuke me–that is oil on my head. Psalm141:5a

Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who ignores reproof goes astray. Prov 10:17

Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Prov 9:8

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save your souls.  James 1:21 

WHAT THINKEST THOU?

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

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Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Riverfront Property is captivating!  

I listened to the [free] audio,

and didn’t want it to end!  MB

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May millions more come to know our River Master, deeper and deeper, in cascading and overflowing revelation!

Steven C Johnson

 

RIVERFRONT PROPERTY REVIEWS

Herman Melville, in his novel Moby Dick, wrote that “meditation and water are wedded forever.” In Riverfront Properties, Steven Johnson reveals to us—through his experiences, expertise, and putting together an abundant scriptural puzzle—that also wedded forever with water is revelation. Johnson’s prose flows and bursts with striking insight and childlike delight. If you, too, want to rush and gush with the Spirit, dive into and swim through this dripping book inspired by the River Master!  GP

The first half of the book contains an outstanding vision of the River of Life. The second half well-explains how to access Living Waters now, in the spiritual sense, even before we see a physical river flowing. Steven’s folksy, down-home style of writing was easy to understand and sets the reader at ease. Riverfront Property is a very fast read, and well worth the time for anyone who is curious about the flow of spiritual waters. I plan to request the author’s permission to teach from portions of this book in my own local church group.  MS

Riverfront Property is such a bridge from your heart to the heart of The Father. “Taste and see that The Lord is good” is what you will be left with once you read the book.  NF

I recommend it to any believer, but especially those who may be discouraged or who many feel that they are falling short of their calling. PR

What a timely inspiration. If you are in need of spiritual wisdom and the voice of a Father in your life…this book is for you.You will put it down feeling a deeper drawing to the heart of Jesus, and practical steps on how to get there. LD

A mountain of testimonies, thought provoking and reminding us to open our minds, that our God can do anything and has given each of us a great spiritual gift(s) that we need to realize & cultivate. Loved all the references to water and our Faithful Fountain.  CW

Steve’s unique perspective allowed me to see things I hadn’t previously noticed or considered. I enjoyed the multifaceted references to water that He points out as well as how Israel was intertwined throughout. It was a very interesting, thought-provoking, enjoyable read!  WD

An easy read you can spend ten minutes reading parts of, put it down and have something to think about for the day.  BF

Riverfront Property is one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading. Thanks be to God for the flow of living water that comes from and through the heart of Pastor Steve Johnson. Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life will surely lift your spirit. It’s a book that you will read over and over. The words jump off the pages and fill your spirit with the unconditional love that only God can give. RD

I used this book to enlighten me about how others go through struggles just as I have. It encouraged me and doubled my hope for the future.  JH

Permission to go deeper in The Lord and to redefine success based on intimacy between me and my savior. Take the time to jump deeper, you’ll soon find, we all have access to riverfront property.  AT

This Book helps the reader delve deeper into the Holy Spirit where we receive refreshing from the River of Life. Thank God for this book. It is life changing.IW

Read to comprehend and digest each chapter more than once. It’s a teaching tool worth becoming a Bible study course. LJ

Created a thirst for more of His presence. BB

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PUPPY LOVE

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I was at a flea market and came by a booth that was selling puppies. They were cute little things in variegated colors and shapes. Some were actively sparring and wrestling. Some were sleeping, even while being stepped on by their siblings.

The lady at the booth had cupped one in her hand and was kissing its tiny head. I said, “God’s creatures, great and small.” She said, “Yes, they’re my babies and I love them.”

I walked away with this impression. What if God is taking the same tender delight in us, his tiny creatures? What if God has a case of puppy love toward us and he simply desires to cuddle us and kiss our little noggins?

What if God actually found us dear and darling rather than seeing us as a pile of stale, dirty, unwashed laundry? What if God could look past our poop and see us as cute?

We know from scripture that God is very serious about sin. But He is even more serious about caring for the creatures he has conceived. The puppies were going for $200 each. But our loving Savior Jesus really splurged, and paid quite a lot more for us. He did it because he found us precious. Perhaps he was overcome with puppy love.

Steven C. Johnson

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PROTOCOL FOR ENTRY

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Esther before King Ahasuerus. Fransesco Fontebasso, National Trust.

Is there a protocol for entering the Lord’s presence?

Tell us what you think!

If we were to visit with the President an aide would inform us of the timing of activities, where we will be walking in and moving to, and the process of greeting and speaking. And if we are petitioning for action on a matter we typically thank the President and then honor the President as we begin.

“Thank you, Mr. President, for your interest in the infrastructure of our highways. We honor you for your attentiveness to the safety of our citizens and the durability and longevity of our roads and bridges.”

There are times when we dial heaven’s 911 hotline and say without formality, “Lord, I’m in a crisis. Help, now!” The Lord is gracious and understands our pounding hearts looking for relief. But typically, there is a protocol for entering the King’s courts, even for Sons and Daughters, which involves thanksgiving and praise.

Psalms 100:4 says, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Thanks and praise properly stages our entrance, helping us be grateful for the benefits we have received, and appreciative for the person who has brought those benefits.

When someone shares a gift with us we all know to be thankful, but we don’t always remember to “praise” or esteem the giver. A friend gives a gift. The first response is “Thanks you, kindly!” But our second response may be of praise.

“You are so thoughtful! You remembered my husband died a year ago. These were his favorite flowers!”

“You are so creative! Wow, to think of the time and skillful energy you put into this gift!”

“You are so generous! This is such a precious and valuable gift!”

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR ENTERING OUR HEAVENLY FRIENDS’ PRESENCE:

 

THANKS                               PRAISE

For safety                                I feel so secure with you as my protector!
For healing                             You are a compassionate physician!
For help in trouble                You are such an attentive comforter!
For solutions to problems    You are a river of wisdom!
For food and clothing           You are a caring provider!
For beauty                              You are so artfully creative!
For joy                                     Your love endures forever!
For abundant blessings        You are so generous!

“Give thanks to the Lord,     For his love endures forever.”

How wonderful that communion with God is just a breath away!                      

How do you enter in with Thanks and Praise?

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

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A VISION OF PASSOVER BLOOD

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pam and I were in bed preparing for sleep. She had beaten me to the pillow. I was reading a book with a light beside me. I put the book down and looked across the room to the door and ceiling. Then I had a vision.

I saw an old clay bowl full of blood. Then a leafy branch was being dipped into it. The bloody branch painted the door jams and lentil. As I was seeing this vision I assumed Pam had fallen asleep. Then she began to pray, “Lord, may You take the blood and put it upon our doorpost.“ Pretty remarkable! The experience left an impression.

“Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning.”  Ex 12:22

God told Israel to put the blood on the doorposts. Keeping it in a bowl was not enough. The angel of death would need to see the blood applied on the posts in order to pass over.

       We apply ointment to aching muscles.

       We apply math formulas to build.

       We apply action to diet and exercise plans.

       The blood applied makes all the difference!

We should meditate daily on the Passion and Victory of our Lord! Pam and I have been sharing communion daily. I touch our home’s door frames and affirm the covering of our Lord’s blood. Do you have ways to remind yourselves of Christ’s atoning blood?

In my early days as a believer many preachers talked about the blood of the Lord Jesus. In recent decades we hear less of our ruby-red hope. Of course, if you wish to study the potency of Christ’s blood there is a treasury of Scripture. Here are a few clips from Hebrews for your fortification.

Heb 9:11-14 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 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 10:19-22 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 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.

Heb 12:24 …to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Heb 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.

Heb 13:20-21 Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

May His Spirit show us what applications to make today of His cleansing, protective, life-giving blood so we may rest safe and secure in Yeshua!!!

Tell us how you make applications of our Savior’s vibrant life-giving blood.

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

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Listen to “Leveraging Crimson” an affirmation of the Blood of Jesus from an earlier post HERE. 

JUDO AND THE CORONAVIRUS

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How can we leverage Covid-19? Some investors are making lots of money by investing in services and products used in treatments, or by capitalizing on the fears of others. But what can we as Christians do to leverage the Coronavirus for the King and His Kingdom?

               The coronavirus has brought us:

     Genuine sickness and death – and the threat of more

     Financial loss – and the threat of more

     Isolation and loneliness – and the threat of more

“The threat of more” the past couple weeks has been the fearmonger’s paradise.  Heaven’s intent is that the threat be transformed into “the promise of more!” We have been given authority and power to leverage fearful threats for good.

Social distancing may protect us from disease but it does not cure fear. In fact, being mindful of social distancing is an opportunity for fear to go viral.

Judo uses the energy of the attacker to our advantage. What if, using our spiritual Judo skills, we absolutely magnified, as much as we could, the possibility that we and our families could all get sick and die? What if we pulled that fear toward us, took a side step, and pulled that fear, tripping past us, into Jesus’ refining fire? Toasted fears! The same move could be used with other “threats of more.”

One strategy to overcome fear is to try to minimize. Another is to magnify the fears as valid and send them on to Jesus for His judgement. What if we told the fearmongers, “You can’t possibly know how really bad it could become! And, you simply can’t imagine how Jesus’ consuming fire disintegrates those monstrous fears!”

When fearsome threats come we don’t deny them. We leverage their energy and send them on for Heaven’s judgement! By doing so we end up:

     Healthy and vigorous – with the promise of more!

     Financially strong – with the promise of more!

     Socially connected – with the promise of more!

What Biblical martial arts moves do you make when “the threat of more” comes menacing?

Steven C Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

 

CORONAVIRUS CONVERSATION CONNECTIONS

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve been talking to our neighbors over the fences, and at a respectable distance at the front door or at the grocery. We’ve done phone calls with friends and texting of Corona jokes. We picked up some groceries for an elderly neighbor and for fun mowed the front yard of another neighbor.

What are you doing with your time? What kind of conversations are you having? Find something in this list of conversations which may take you beyond Corona and weather talk. What a great time to work on relationships from other angles!

How are your love, joy and peace levels during this time?

What do you do to keep your faith strong?

Do you have financial concerns? 

If you have more on your plate than you know how to handle, what help or resources could you use?

What are your favorite Coronavirus jokes?

If you have more time available how are you using it?

Is it time to start a new business or retool for other work?

Are you studying a subject or reading things you’ve hoped to get to?

Are you getting rest?

What is your prayer focus?

Are you getting connections with family?

How do you handle isolation? Do you get cabin fever? Can you get out for a walk?

What friends, old and new, can you reach out to?

Do you check in with your neighbors?

What lessons are you learning? Who would benefit from those lessons?

Do you have a plan to come out of this stronger than ever?

Are you watching too much news or just enough?

Are you laughing, singing and dancing enough?

What questions or statements do you use to get connections going in a Covid 19 environment?

Steve Johnson

LandingStripEnterprises.com

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JESUS DEFIES QUARANTINE!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Jesus “broke” the quarantine rules of the day, but got away with it!

According to Moses, lepers were to be isolated outside the camp. No one got close to lepers. It was revolting and unthinkable. If you accidently came in contact with a leper there were all sorts of religious cleansings you were obligated to observe. But Jesus touched the leper and got away with it, because as soon as he touched him the leper was a leper no more.

 

Only the closest of family were to touch dead bodies.If you touched a dead body there were rituals of cleansing and sacrifice to follow. But Jesus got away with it, because when he touched the dead they came to life.

 

To be touched by a woman with an issue of blood was to be defiled. There were rituals to follow in order to be cleansed. But Jesus was touched by a woman unclean because of a persistent bleeding problem. Yes, he was touched and would have been contaminated according to the law, but the woman who touched Him was no longer defiled.

 

The Covid 19 virus would not have been diagnosed in Jesus’ day. One thing we know is that people were brought to Jesus with all kinds of diseases, including the corona viruses of the day. Jesus was not afraid of become defiled and contaminated. When the sick touched Jesus they “contracted” Jesus’ vitalizing health!

There is a day when Jesus will walk through the graveyards. He will not be contaminated by doing this because the dead will rise!  Jesus did not actually break or degrade Moses’ law by breaking quarantine. He transcended and superseded it  with a superior covenant of love and power!

Today non-Christians don’t think of bringing their sick to a church for prayer. They know most Christians are powerless to help. It will not always be that way. The Church is laying hold of the “greater things!”

I am not suggesting you expose yourself to people defiled by Covid 19. Unless, of course, you possess Jesus’ revitalizing health to bring the cure.

Acts 5:15 “As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid

them on beds and mats so that at least

Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.“

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Are we to be satisfied with the present state of the Church’s power or are we to go up to new levels? 

Stretching with you for greater things!

Steven C Johnson

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FEARLESS: THE “I AM WITH YOU” PRINCIPLE

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m collecting people’s responses to the question:

“How do you deal with fear?”

Let us know how you overcome!

There is a truth so dominate in the Scripture that it is repeated dozens of times. It is the sometimes forgotten but not-so-secret reality which flattens fear with courage. It is the “I am with you”principle.

We may give many suggestions for overcoming fear but this one crowns them all; the awareness and knowledge that our mighty, wise and loving Lord is with us!

There is no fear of a band of bullies when a cloud of angels stand with us.

After all, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”(Rom 8:31)

For those of you who love Bible bullets to blast away fear, load up.

“Ready on the firing line. Fire at will!”

Gen 26:24 That night the LORD appeared to him [Isaac] and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid,for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Haggai 2:4 But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. `Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, `and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.

Zephaniah 3:15  The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord the King of Israel, is with you;never again will you fearany harm.

Haggai 2:5  This is what I covenanted with you, when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.  

Jeremiah 42:11 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with youand will save you and deliver you from his hands. 

Joshua 1:8. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. 

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be withyou wherever you go. 

Deuteronomy 31:8The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid: do not be discouraged. 

Isaiah 43:5  Do not be afraid, for I am with you;I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. 

Jeremiah 46:28.Do not be afraid,Jacob my servant, for I am with you, declares the Lord. 

Deuteronomy 20:1  When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraidof them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you

1 Chronicles 28:20  Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord Is finished.

2 Chronicles 20:17  Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you

Deuteronomy 31:6  Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

Mark 4:40  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith? 

Let us know your strategies for blasting away fear.

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Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

 

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CHAPTER THREE: LOVE AT THIRD LOOK

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I woke with these lyrics playing in my mind.

“Oh, isn’t this amazing?
It’s my favorite part because you’ll see
Here’s where she meets Prince Charming
But she won’t discover that it’s him ’til Chapter Three!”

The lyrics are from Beauty and the Beast. Artful words and gorgeous music!

Meeting Pam for the first time was not love at first sight. I knew her casually for a couple years at a large church we attended. I saw her as fun and energetic and a serious Christian, but there was no romantic chemistry. In fact, Pam got engage to a friend of mine, which I thought was just great. Bob and she seemed to be a fun couple. A month before the wedding they both had cold feet. I shared lunch with Bob and listened to his struggles.

After listening, I prodded Bob, “Look, Pam is a great gal. I think you should go ahead and marry her!” He looked back at me and responded, “Why don’t you?” I sputtered a bit at the question, but of course, I had no romantic interest at all.

A year or two later Pam and I started co-teaching a college class. I began seeing her in a new light. She was creative, spontaneous, industrious – more fun than I had realized, deeper in Christ, and determined to do the right, no matter the price.

One day she gave me a gift she had made, a sailing ship made of modeling clay and glued to a slice of tree trunk. It quoted Joshua 1:9; ”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

There was something sweet about that expression of friendship. Then I took a second look. Perhaps a third look. It was Chapter Three! I started to realize she was cute, in fact attractive. Come to think of it, she was vivacious and beautiful!

The revelation of Jesus as Prince Charming comes to many of us in Chapter Three! Some think Peter’s first encounter with Jesus was when Jesus commandeered Peter’s boat for a pulpit, and then had him go out deep for the miraculous catch. Then supposedly, Peter spontaneously left his whole career to follow Jesus.

The real story is more like this: Peter first met Jesus while John was baptizing. Remember, at that time Jesus changed Simon’s name to Rocky. Jesus’ mother probably had family in Capernaum. They had visited on several occasions. Jesus set up home base in Capernaum. He had been preaching in the region and had actually been living at Peter’s house for some time. They certainly had had many discussions. The great catch of fish was Chapter Three!

Few of us meet someone for the first time and decided spontaneously, “They are the one for me!” Learning of Jesus initially may be the same. We like Him, but it is too soon to talk about marriage in chapter one. Hang around. You will be amazed at the revelations in Chapter Three!

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THE EDITOR: POWER AND CULTURAL SWAY

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You are the editor of the news service. It’s press time and you must decide what news will get top billing. The staff settles on two major stories. You must decide which one takes first place. Here are your two options:

OPTION 1. STAGERING DEATH TOLLS!

“An estimated 151,000 people were catastrophically swept away today. This day will be an anniversary of mourning for years to come. Millions are devastated as they lay their loved ones in graves. Hearts go out for their loss. Stay tuned for details.”

OPTION 2.  WORLD-WIDE JUBILATION!

“Amazing news today as an estimated 360,000 babies are freshly introduced to our world! Hundreds of thousands of proud parents rejoice while millions of family members and friends join the revelries! Stay tuned for our special montage capturing delight from every nation of the world!

The editor tells us daily what is valuable and news-worthy. They hold tremendous power and cultural sway, for intentionally, or not, they shape cultural perspectives, values and attitudes.  They tell us what is important enough to be news.

By the way, an estimated 151,000 die daily and  about 360,000 are born daily

Sadly, some news services look for startling headlines like, “243 DIE IN PLANE CRASH.” They know 10,000 children starving daily would quickly become old and redundant news.

Sometimes I get angry at editors, or the people who pay their salaries. For I feel money or negative social agendas are at work.

People can be vulnerable to the emotional stimulants in news stories. Many editors seek a new yank-you-about emotional drug to share with viewers, listeners and readers. Fear and indignation sell to the addicted. Pity and resentfulness to others. The love people have for being judges is also a powerful drug. Heart-warming stories sell to a few. All of these may generate income for news services.

Many editors and the powers behind them spin their stories to reinforce their beliefs, or at least in an attempt to get people believing something.

Anecdotal stories are famous tools for news/persuasion.

 “Innocent mother killed by gun.” The point is guns are bad.

“Gun saves family in home assault.” The point is guns are useful.

Any number of cultural beliefs are shaped leveraging anecdotes.

An editor knows how to do this

My heart goes out to decent reporters and editors with integrity who are often hard up for news. Perhaps you should give them a suggestion for a story to cover.

You can literally “Help a reporter” out by going to https://www.helpareporter.com Perhaps a desperate reporter or editor will thank you for your lead.

By the way, you are the editor of your own life. I hope you will see life about you and know what is really news-worthy, and share it with others.

Steven C Johnson

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WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR EARS?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

I was in a sticking point in ministry and needed counsel. We were living on our mini-farm on Wilson Creek Road in Ellensburg, Washington. I traveled to visit John Sandford for counsel in Sandpoint, Idaho. John was one of the fathers of the modern prophetic movement. Years before when I had met him for the first time he told me things about myself only God could reveal. His words got me on track with my calling.

I remember the night before getting down by the side of the bed and praying for our next day’s meeting. I asked God to give me a dream to share with John the next day that might help in the counseling.

That night I dreamed I was walking down the middle of #6 road. (As you went South on our road, Wilson Creek, it became #6 Road)

There was a rickety shack taking up both lanes of the road. I went into the shack and to the far-right corner where there was a mimeograph* machine. I entered it, flipped through it, and was spit out of the shack on the far end. You can only do that in a dream!

John Sandford was standing in front of me.He looked at me with concern and said, “What happened to your ears?” I became self conscious and put my hands over my ears. I said, “It must have happened when I went through the mimeograph machine.”

John told me the dream was perfect.

First, rather than going North in the “Will of the Son” I was going South (down hill) on #6 road. Six is the number of man’s way.

Going through the mimeograph was a picture of trying to duplicate the way others were doing ministry. Indeed, I was looking at other pastors and wondering what kind of minister I should be. Should I be a gregarious, glad-handing, slap-you-on the back pastor? A compassionate visit-in-every-home pastor? A detailed administrator pastor? A scholastic theologian pastor? I was looking for others to imitate.

John explained, by trying to copy other leaders’ personalities or approaches, or duplicating their gifts and callings, I was no-longer myself. He said I was designed to be wildly creative, but by trying to conform to other people’s images I was losing myself and my ability to hear God’s direction.

I still reflect back on that experience and its lesson. Because of it I have become more, myself, more comfortable in my own shoes.

I’ve learned to appreciate the amazing qualities of other saints. I honor them and learn from them, finding inspiration. But when we are truly ourselves, and not copies of others, we find the greatest personal satisfaction, and express the uniqueness of God’s creative genious.

Take care of your ears!

  • Mimeograph: a dinosaur duplicator pre-dating the copy machine.

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“YOU WILL SEE JESUS, FACE TO FACE”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,Ghent Altarpiece

It was the middle of the night and I needed to relieve myself. My groggy plan was simply to do my business and get my head back on the pillow. As I stood and started to the bathroom I was surprised by a voice as clear as any conversation you have ever had. It spoke, “You will see Jesus face to face.” I had trouble getting back to sleep afterwards. That was thirty years ago.

I have often harkened back to that surprising voice in the night. In many ways that word has been profoundly answered. It has not happened with a vivid and tangible face to face encounter but with astonishing Holy Spirit experiences, answers to prayer, prophetic encounters, dreams and visions. There have been a few appearances of Jesus in my dreams but I still have a great longing to see Him lucidly and in tangible reality.

I know there is a pan-ultimate day when all of us will have the opportunity to see Jesus face to face. It makes me shudder and thrill with anticipation.  Honestly, I feel a push me-pull you in encountering Jesus. I have so much desire to see him fully, yet I have had experiences with his glory which have overwhelmed me to incapacitation and trembling.

Just last night, in a dream, I was in a church building where I was praying longingly, brokenly to experience his presence and see His face. He began to make himself known in such power and holiness, I was pressed and physically overwhelmed! Pam heard me sighing and groaning and shook me awake. I have a little idea as to why God told Moses, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

Apparently, the Jews are not troubled by our western thinking and see no contradiction between the exhortations to seek His face and the thought, you can’t survive if you see Him.

Jesus was seen walking about in His flesh suit and people typically managed seeing Him trouble-free.

But when Peter, James and John saw him transfigured on the mountain it was overwhelming.

When John saw Jesus in His glory in revelation it was not the Jesus of former, familiar times but the glorified Jesus. John was down as a dead man.

One of my prayers is that my constitution and character be upgraded in wiring, and much grace be added, so I may have the capacity and ability to stand and see more of His wonderful Face! I think my attitude may be like many hurricane/tornado chasers. I chase after the experience, but “sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.”

‘Ooh’ said Susan. ‘I’d thought he was a man.

Is he quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion…’ 

‘Safe?’ said Mr Beaver … ’Who said anything about safe?

‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.

He’s the King, I tell you.’ 

(The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe)

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IF I COULD ONLY ASK ONE THING

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The genie offered only three wishes. The Wonderful Jesus encourages us to ask, and ask big, endlessly! But what if you could ask only one thing of our magnificent Father? Think it over. What would it be?

Solomon made it wisdom. Some of us might say, “Wish I had thought of that.” But what is your one request?

For me, the ultimate request realized is beholding the face of Jesus! I desire to see Him as He really is, and not just as I have imagined Him! This desire is put in other words.

For Moses it was, “Show me Your glory!”

For Elisha it was a double potion of Elijah’s experience with God

For David it was to dwell in God’s house, to see His beauty and relish the reflections.

Paul’s quest and request was to fully and intimately know Jesus Christ

The Doctor may know things about my wife Pam I don’t, such as her blood pressure, heart rate and blood chemistry. But I know Pam in far deeper ways!

I know about Jesus from studying the bible, but oh, to know Him person to person, face to face! Having information about Jesus is not nearly as satisfying as having relationship with Him! Information about Jesus is like embracing shadows. Having Jesus experientially is desire realized, a tree of life!

The right now, senses-vibrantly-awake, touch-hear-see companionship of Jesus satisfies every other need! When we have lucid, fully awake companionship with Him we possess all things! He comes with everything else we might ask for: wisdom, comfort, belonging, material provisions, guidance, friendship, and power – meeting our needs and desires.

You make known to me the path of life;

you will fill me with joy in your presence,

with eternal pleasures at your right hand.   (Ps 16:11)

Seeing Jesus’ face at his return is the climax of the Bride’s desire.

But even at this instant He offers, “Seek My face.”  (Ps 27:8)

It tops the prayer list.

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ADDING DANCE: A NUTRITIONAL SUPPLIMENT FOR JOY!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This morning I found and listened to a song by Ron Kenoly; “I will Dance.” I played it – swinging, swaying and stretching to the joyful music! It took me back 25 years when Anna and Claire were little. I took one in either arm and swung and spun with them getting us dizzy in the living room. What delightful moments!

I’m thinking many of us are lacking vitamin “D,” for Dance. Kenoly introduces the song by saying laughter and singing are signs of joy. And a third expression of joy is dancing! If we each took a lab test to discover our joy levels what would we find? Malnutrition or abundance?  Perhaps medicinal doses of laughter, singing, AND DANCING are just what the Doctor orders.

It’s important to have good theology. But if we are missing joy perhaps our theology is defective at the most elementary level. With all the exhortations in Scripture to rejoice in the LORD perhaps one of our greatest doctrinal errors is joylessness. Some dour souls warn too much joy may reach toxic levels. If joy can reach dangerous levels I suggest we stay just under the redline!

May Dance be added to your day along with Gui-Dance and Abun-Dance and Ascen-Dance!

     “In the morning I arise

     And lift up my eyes

     And behold I will dance!”  Ron Kenoly 

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ENCOURAGEMENT: DELIVERING THE GOODS

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

ENCOURAGEMENT: DELIVERING THE GOODS

You may remember a scene from The Music Man where the community is hopeful, expectant and eagerly waiting for the Wells Fargo Wagon. What a fun song full of anticipation and energy!

People get excited over special deliveries.

Flowers! Chocolates! Toys! Tools! Games! Furniture!

The delivery guy may not get much attention, but typically there is a passing moment, a pleased, “Thank you!”

Delivery people are not in the business for acclaim and fanfare. But it feels good to know, even for an instant, that we are brightening someone’s day and doing something meaningful with our deliveries. You may make someone’s day, or even influence the course of their entire lives, by simply delivering one expression of encouragement.

 

ALL OF US ARE CALLED TO BE ENCOURAGERS

True prophets, pastors and teachers are encouragers.

Whatever your business, encouragement is vital.

Individuals, families and churches thrive when you sprinkle on encouragement.

VW came out with a diesel car that gets 78 MPG. But a simple expression of encouragement will carry someone 100,000 miles! Talk about fuel potency! Just a little dose of courage will inspire many to achieve things they never would otherwise. Do you want to influence people for good? Then be an encourager!

 

JESUS DELIVERS THE GOODS!

Jesus says, “Your name is Simon, but I’m going to call you Rocky!” 

How’s that for instilling courage!

The widow lost her only son.

“Don’t cry”, says Jesus. 

He touches the coffin and says,

“Young man, I say to you, get up!” (Luke 7:13-15)

That’s comfort and courage off the Richter scale!

 

Jesus assures, “In the world you have tribulation, but take courage;  I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Goodness knows, Jesus delivers the goods! Jesus never promised us a life without problems! That’s why encouraging others is non-optional. Jesus encourages us to:

Not give up in prayer

Not worry about stuff, but seek the Kingdom

Be courageous when we don’t feel like it

Forgive 70 times 7 times

Take up our crosses and let our lights shine!

Build our houses on a good foundations

Rejoice when persecuted

 

When Jesus conveys His Father’s special delivery packages the result is faith, courage, and break-through! May we, like our Master, be encouragement agents delivering the goods!

Steven C Johnson

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Holiness: My Most Intense Encounter with God

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like many of you, I’ve been privileged to have experiences with God, in Christ. Some of those experiences have come as I have earnestly sought him. Other experiences have totally blind-sighted me with surprise. He has been The Pearl of Great Value I have sought for, as well as the Hidden Treasure I have stumbled upon!

God has spoken to me through dreams and visions and prophecy. Like many I have experienced His unspeakable joy. I have felt His comforting peace. I have felt exhilarating love! Sometimes there are simply no words to describe these moments.

My most intense, literally take-your-breath-away experience, was with the holiness of God. We had sponsored a youth conference at a local college. The presence of God was palpable! Many were overcome by the sense of His glory. There was a small circle of people on the floor praying for an individual. Someone waved to me to come over and join their prayer. As I got close I saw one of our daughters, laying on her back with four people on the floor praying for her.

Intense and amazing prophecies were spoken over her. As we continued to pray a forceful pressure came over us. Several of us found our heads shaking wildly side to side. Together we began to speak out, groan out, a great “Aaaaawwwww!!!” My breath expelled as we exclaimed together. It felt very much as if a strong man had put his hand on my chest and back and then pressed until there was not a drop of air left. But still, there was a silent “Aaawww!” coming out without air.

The experience left us washed out and spacey. We were in awe, almost unable to speak. This was not an experience of peace,  joy, or love. It was holiness! The intensity immobilized us on the floor. It was a pressure, a fear, a largeness, a power beyond description.

I have thought many times over the past three decades about those moments. If the experience could had been put into a bottle, and anyone had tasted a drop of it, they would certainly be overwhelmed with the fear of the Lord! No one on earth could withstand such an encounter without reverencing God.

In the Scriptures we find others who tasted the holy glory of God in similar ways. Moses said, “I am full of fear and trembling.” Priests were not able to minister because of the glory of God. Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel were overcome! John in revelation fell as a dead man. Through church history many have testified to the intense, bowl-you-over, immobilizing holiness of God.

The closest thing I can compare our experience to is a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, as the Ark was opened at the end of the movie. Remember?

I often pray for the awareness of the holiness of God, and the great, pressing fear of the Lord it inspires. May he capture us and overwhelm our nations with His holiness! Please pray for the sensibility of Father God’s holiness to convict and set straight our neighborhoods and the world!

Steven C Johnson

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Three Lost Things Recovered

Posted by on Feb 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

THE TAPE MEASURE

We moved from one house to another and in the process I lost my brand new, 25 foot, Stanley tape measure. The new house was a fixer-upper. I really needed that tape! I looked high and low to find it, praying all along, “Lord, help me find my tape measure!”

I worked with a flimsy 10 foot measure, and kept praying.

After several weeks of looking, and praying, I dreamed I found the tape measure. I went to my office the next morning and there, in the middle of the desk, it sat! My secretary had no idea how it got there.

 

SUNGLASSES

 

 

When I was a junior in High School my parents bought me some wire rim prescription sunglasses. I used them about 25 years, and then lost them! I interrogated every family member. I looked everywhere,  many times. You never know – the seventh time you look in the glove box, they might be there. I prayed many times over several weeks for their recovery.

One Sunday morning I was about to leave for church. I thought, “I’m going to jump into the car and drive straight into the rising sun without my glasses.”

I got down on my knees by my bed and prayed, again, “Lord, you know how I need those glasses. I’ve had them a long time. They’re valuable to me. They help me see. Please restore my glasses to me!”

I went out the car and opened the door. There on the seat in plain sight were the sunglasses! I ran back into the house and asked my wife, “Pam, did you find my sunglasses?” She replied, “No, but last night I dreamed you found them.” No one in the family knew how they got there.

 

THE WALLET

 

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I lost my wallet. Searching pockets in the closet, cleaning out the car, and even calling the business where I last remember having it, brought no results. I canceled the cards, ordered a new driver’s license, and prayed often.

A couple weeks after the loss I was getting up from bed and sensed that something fell right beside my foot. I bent down and picked up my wallet! Where it fell from, I have no idea.

In each story we are unaware of any human element in bringing back the lost item. I seriously believe the angels of God were at work! The three recovered items in my stories are parables.

 

The Lord would restore:

 

Proportion and proper fit

Ability to see dazzling things

Image result for old black wallet   Identity and wealth

 

“Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

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LEVERAGING CRIMSON

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Beautiful, bright, bold and brilliant

Beautiful, bright, bold and brilliant

The crimson blood of Jesus!

 

The blood of Jesus is against you, devil!

Satan screams and freaks

We rejoice and exult!

 

Jail break, jail break!  

Free from Satan’s rickety cage

We were trapped, but God helped

We were given power!

 

By the Father’s grace, we kicked though the wall

We butted the wall and broke through!

 

Brilliant and dazzling blood of Jesus!

We fought and persevered

We broke through!

 

Fear not little flock

We, His sheep, are The Lion’s pride

Hear the lambs roar!

We roar like The Lion!

 

Lamb’s blood sprinkled upon us!

Lambs blood covers guilt, sin and shame

 

Is that the blood of Jesus against you, devil?

Must you run so soon?

Spattered with the blood of Jesus!

 

Better run you liar

Better run you murderer

Better run you thief

Watch the accuser run!

 

Throw her down! Throw Jezebel down!

Satan fell from heaven, ouch! From heaven, ouch!

Oh Jezzy, is that your icky blood spattered on the wall?

Bad hair day for Luci

 

Poor writhing snake. Off with her head!

Ding dong! The wicked witch is dead!       

The bell tolls for Thee

Ding dong! The wicked witch is – ha, ha, ha – so toasted!

 

Flames of fire! 

Who burned the bacon?

Jesus!  He burns the bacon

Turn the oven to broil!

 

Getting strong now!

Push ‘em back, push ‘em back, way back!

We will, we will, rock you!

You’re under our feet!

 

The captives felt the earth quake

The captives had a jail break

Children of the ovens now free

From mass graves, raised to liberty!

 

Look at all the pirate’s treasure

Plunder all the pirate’s treasure

Stolen things recovered

Our lives redeemed!                                                    

 

Beautiful, bright, bold and brilliant

Beautiful, bright, bold and brilliant

The crimson blood of Jesus!

 

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A WHIP OR A MOP?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Some caption the image as “Jesus driving out the money changers.”

Others label the picture as “Jesus cleansing the temple.”

I don’t think Jesus’ goal was to disrupt as much as put things in order. Some paint an image of a roaring, ravaging lion tearing up bad guys. The image which seems closer is a mother bear alarmed for her cubs, willing to savage the threats, for her cubs’ safety. Jesus’ goal was not to gain a reputation as an iconoclast and gain a good photo op, but to re-create purity and peace in The House of Prayer.

 

Garbage being thrown into a can may look like disruption to those accustomed to it cluttering floors and countertops. If cleaning out garbage is disruption, may every place and every heart be thoroughly disrupted!

Fishermen had their industry disrupted. Routines out the window!

Tables topsy-turvy. Religious notions, traditions and rules which subverted the Ancient Ways, took a lashing – for a cleansing

Demons lost their homes.

Doctors’ predicable income dried up

Funeral home directors lost business

 

When Jesus shows up with His scourge and mop He is into deep cleaning. I feel he is asking deep cleansing questions of His Church today. What answers shall we give him?

 

“My house is meant to be a house of prayer. Why do you do everything but?”

“Why do you serve bits of crackers and juice in demitasse cups and call it communion?”

“Why do you work so hard to keep the 99 and not search for the lost?”

“How can you love one another when you separate from one another?”

“Why do you spend money on X, Y and Z, but not on 1, 2 and 3?”

 “Why do adults get such energy and the children get the scraps?”

 

Jesus’ end goal is not to lay on whipping stings of shame and humiliation, but to challenge us to our roots, that we may regain our health, vitality and fellowship with Him! By responding positively to these questions, we will see Jesus as less of a disrupter, and more as the mother bear giving us a good scrubbing behind the ears!

 

“Lashes and wounds purge away evil,

and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.” Prov 20:30

 

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PIZZA DREAMS!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

 

I was talking to a friend today who said they were dreaming, a lot!

I asked, “Do you record your dreams?”

She answered, “No, because they’re just about things I’ve been doing with my baby.”

 

I believe we should be mindful of all our dreams, even pizza dreams!

Funny how we discount dreams because they are outlandish, weird and bazaar.

We also discount dreams which are ordinary and “every-day.”

 

What if I decided to ignore dreams where people were speaking English, because that is my every-day language? What if I decided to ignore dreams with people I know, because they have an every-day place in my life?

 

Certainly, dreams can come from too much pizza. In fact, this reality is found in the bible.

“…a dream comes when there are many cares….”  Ecc. 5:3 

 

Things which occupy our thoughts during the day, often do the same at night.

This is the gift of God.

Be aware, for the night may show the every-day in a new “light.”

 

I’ve had dreams at night where I was exhausted, and our dog Tucker was part of the action. It was a reflection of the day. I was working hard,stressed too much, and it was showing up in dreams. Tucker was there as an emblem. I was “tuckered” out!

 

I’ve had undeniable “God” dreams. I’ve also had wrestlings with real demonic powers in the night.

But many of my dreams are from the Pizza genre.  Still, if I take time to write them down, I get lessons, like:

Don’t eat a lot of pizza before going to bed.

Don’t overstress about things. Get your rest!

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

 

Every night before I go to sleep I set my pen and paper at the head of the bed. I pray, “Lord, in the night with dreams, and in the day with visions!” The Lord has answered that prayer thousands of times, often with pizza dreams.

Don’t ignore them!

 

Steven C Johnson

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WOWZERS! I AM SO GRATEFUL AND PLEASED TO SHARE FREELY (though January 29th) THE WHOLE AUDIO BOOK OF:

RIVERFRONT PROPERTY: CONNECTING AT THE RIVER OF LIFE!

I’m confident you will receive a delicious drink! As you find your thirst quenched please recall those you know who would also love a drink, and pass the cup!

I post the audio freely with a hope I may gain your review at Amazon.

The message of the River Master and His two amazing Rivers should go world-wide!

HERE’S THE LINK TO AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/Riverfront-Property-Connecting-River-Life/dp/1940359147/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=riverfront+property%3A+Connecting+at+the+river&qid=1578459380&sr=8-1

AND BY THE WAY, You may purchase the book

in paper, or eBook, at Amazon!

 

May riverfront property be a harvest tool used world-wide to refresh the thirsty Church, and revive dehydrated cultures.

For the King and the Kingdom!

Steve C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

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FORTY YEARS!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As Pam and I looked at the picture of those kids we both said we would like to sit them down and give them a good talking to! O, the counsel we would furnish, and the exhortations we would level!

What an education we have received. Wouldn’t it be nice to start all over with the accumulated experience and wisdom of four decades? Still, we capitalize on what we have, and we believe it is more than a fluffy word of inspiration, but sober and wonderful truth – “The Best is Yet to Come!”

We are determined to press on, and cross over, into promised lands –  rejoicing in our battles, our plantings and buildings, as we capitalize on every past good and hard experience, and upon the present grace and favor of our Lord Jesus Christ today!

I don’t have the words to express the deep appreciation, love and respect I feel for my lover, counselor and precious friend. So many travels, travails and delights are compressed into forty anniversaries!

Thanks to so many who have intersected with our lives and made our lives richer along the way! Bless each one as you press on for the high Goal!

But wait; there’s more!

Steve and Pam Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

KINGDOM PREPOSTEROUSNESS, WITH APOLOGIES

Posted by on Jan 4, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Imagine this preposterous dialogue with Jesus.

Jesus: There has been a change of plans. We are not bringing heaven to earth.

Saints: But Lord, we have prayed 2000 years for heaven to prevail upon the earth!

Jesus: It was too big a project to tackle. The sinfulness of men and demons is too great.

Saints: What are we going to do?

Jesus: We had planned for the whole earth to be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God and that all the nations would become my disciples. But it just seems too difficult.

Saints: But Lord, what now?

Jesus: We are moving to plan B.

Saints: Plan B?

Jesus: Heaven on earth is too much for us to pull off. We are going to evacuate the earth and all of us will go to live in heaven.

Saints: Lord, but what about the earth? What will become of it?

Jesus:  We are aborting our plans to redeem the earth. We will let the earth rot and rust.

Please excuse me for presenting such an imbecilic and inane dialogue! Nothing could be farther from the truth! What our Lord begins, He finishes! What our Lord promises, He fulfills and brings to completion! 

 God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?   Numbers 23:19

We will get the answer to our persistent 2000-year-old prayer, “Your Kingdom come on our planet, just as it prevails in the highest heaven!” Jesus did not ask us to pray for his Kingdom on earth in vain. He did not ask us to be ambassadors, emissaries, and conduits of Heaven to terminate in frustration. The purposes and delights of the Mighty One, the Creator of heaven and earth will be thoroughly realized. He is the Beginning and He is the End! What our Lord begins, He completes!

Our God, who conceived the earth, its plants and creatures, knows how to bring the seed to maturity and fruit! Even with the stumbles and corruptions of we children of Adam, His pleasures will be realized. The squeaking of men and demons will not inhibit fulfillment, but will be found lending themselves to the glory of God. Pharaoh’s resistance only made God’s power more evident!

Is the Kingdom on earth an impossible dream? Why is it that within our hearts there is such a yearning for some kind of brave new world, a new world order, Shangri-La, paradise, Utopia –  garden of Eden? What did Solomon mean when he said, “He has put eternity in their hearts”? There is a longing for something enduring and perfect in every human heart; a higher, refined, transcendent place of existence.

Jesus coached us to Pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done one earth.”

It means the first commission given mankind is not scrapped, tabled, or aborted.

Our super-progenitors, Adam and Eve, were not just simply given a garden to enjoy, and vegetation to savor. They were given a mission, a task, a grand project! “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number: fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’”   Gen 1:28

The plan was to expand the garden! As Adam and Eve’s generations multiplied the garden was to be expanded until their progressive generations cultivated the whole planet into a garden paradise.  The desire of God was to see the entire earth, every square inch saturated in abundance, nurtured into lush fruitfulness. They were to cultivate and expand the awareness and knowledge of the glory of God!

As the garden was expanded, the grapes vine was to be trained to climb the trellis, the ox was to be trained to pull the plow, and the children were to be trained to live in awareness of the Lord’s holy companionship, to the uttermost boundaries!

The original great commission seemed to bite the dust, as Adam and Eve and their generations, on by one, did the same.

We were created from dust.

We return to dust.

But the Redeemer has a plan

To restore us from the dust again,

So, we may complete the first great commission.

BACK ON TASK!

 

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

ITS PLACE REMEMBERS IT NO MORE

Posted by on Dec 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The life of mortals is like grass,

they flourish like a flower of the field;

the wind blows over it and it is gone,

and its place remembers it no more.Ps 103:15-16

 

The picture is of the Falkner High School’s baseball team. Grandpa Johnson is sitting on the floor, and his good friend Hugh Bedient is sitting in the middle. As you recall, Leslie as well as Hugh did well at baseball. Wait, don’t you remember?

If I asked today’s students and staff, “Do you remember Leslie Johnson?” they might roll back their eyes and search the memory banks. “Sorry, I don’t remember him.”

“O come on! Everyone knew Leslie! The picture doesn’t capture it but most of the time he was wearing a smile. He was the fun-loving guy everyone liked to be near. Come on, think about it! Leslie was captain of all his sports teams. A really friendly guy! He was especially good at baseball. He couldn’t play baseball at the University of Pennsylvania because he played semi-pro after high school.”

“Let me think…. When did he graduate?” 

“Oh, about 113 years ago.”

 

In time the slightest recollections are gone.

It may take a few generations but in time the rich, the beautiful, the villain and virtuous are forgotten.

The names, dates, and places may be studied by a few history students,

But in time historians lose interest as new history supplants the old.

But our lot is not found in an overgrown, forgotten grave!

Our Lot is with the LORD!

In fact, our loving Father has perfect recall! We are remembered!

Job gives us the first biblical reference to the resurrection of the dead in a prayer.

 

“If only you would hide me in the grave

and conceal me till your anger has passed!

If only you would set me a time

and then remember me!

If someone dies, will they live again?

All the days of my hard service

I will wait for my renewal to come.

You will call and I will answer you;

you will long for the creature your hands have made.

Surely then you will count my steps

but not keep track of my sin.

My offenses will be sealed up in a bag;

you will cover over my sin.  (Job 14:13-17)

 

You, my friend, are remembered!

 

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

MY NEW BEST FRIEND

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

He seemed to have a snarl. He did not look friendly, but rather intimidating.

I could have avoided him. Instead I decided to buck up my courage,

let my guard down, and talk with him.

As I approached, I coached myself; “This could be your new best friend.”

Then I gave a cheerful, “Hello!”

 

It might have worked otherwise, but the man was approachable.

In fact, our chatting ended with the beginnings of friendship.

“Great to meet you!” “Likewise!”

 

When I am about to meet someone for the first time

I endeavor to activate important realities in my consciousness.

 

O, my Dear God, this is a creature made in your very image!

What a unique and precious work!

Help me to value this person as You do!

 

This person is certainly my superior in many ways.

I’m confident I will learn much from them!

 

All people are fascinating.

What makes this person amazing?

 

This person could become my new best friend!

 

There are many titles of distinction but one of the grandest is “Friend.” 

It’s sweet to me when I hear Jesus address a person as,“ Friend.”

Jesus prized people dearly. He was awake to their worth!

 

What was Jesus was thinking about, and anticipating, as He began a conversation?

 

Take up your courage, take a risk, and discover the marvel of your new best friend!

 

Steve C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

Listen to The Tangible River, Episode 2, from Riverfront Property!

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If I were to prophesy a river erupting from under the back door of your neighborhood beauty parlor,and then, divide into multiple rivers, what would you think? And if you should see it come to happen, with your own eyes, what would you do?

Five prophets tell of a dynamic river emerging from the city of Jerusalem!!!

Other prophets complement the theme!

I would be pleased and surprised to discover one Christian out of a hundred who is aware of this forth-coming phenomena, and has taken a few moments to ponder it. If I have my way, every believer in Christ will come to understand, and make preparations, for this River’s fresh genesis!

“Freely you have received; Freely give!”  (Matt 10:8)

Have a listen, freely, to Episode 2, The Tangible River, and let me know what you think!

 

In fact…, leave the book a review at Amazon below. This will help the message gain a hearing!

https://www.amazon.com/Riverfront-Property-Connecting-River-Life-ebook-dp-B00U6W3W5W/dp/B00U6W3W5W/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid

Overflow in our Lord’s abundant favor!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

 

LEND ME YOUR EYES

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My world is enlarged through the beautiful, brown eyes of my wife. She is able to share with me perspectives and sights I would otherwise have sightlessly missed.

She was raised in Southeastern Oregon, in the high desert by a wildlife biologist. Her Dad often took her on drives and walks while he was doing game counts. He taught her to see. Often driving or walking with only the sound of the wind he would point and she was supposed to figure out what he was pointing at. Pam has an innate alertness and power to reach out with her eyes and perceive things, invisible to others. She took her natural genius for perception and developed it as one of her “Super Powers.”

When we would visit her old stomping grounds I would be impressed with the wide vistas, but the greys and brown of the desert were plain and drab to me. Pam on the other hand would be delighted to see all the shades, the angles of the craggy outcroppings, the orange and yellow lichen, the velvet texture of the Ponderosa pine, the quaking aspen and the scrubby juniper She would point out to me the rabbit brush and its shiny leaves compared to the tumble weeds ghost-like shadows.

While we drive the lonely roads, I have a vague, dull sense that there is a world about us, but Pam sees it all! Her telescopic eyes see the elk standing like a statue a half mile away, camouflaged into the hillside, and the doe and fawn bedded down under the juniper’s shadow. I see the hill.

She was by far the first to point out to the children the herd of deer silently moving away from our approach, the bald eagle soaring above the river, the young bobcat statue still, and other contours of the land.

I was born short-sighted. Pam was definitely born long-sighted, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t see things up close. Pam is able to see the  wee little horny toad skitter across the sand, lizards sun bathing lazily on the rock and the snake sliding quietly around the bush. None of these register in my senses.

From time to time I think of how Jesus said, “If you have eyes, use them to perceive. If you have ears, use them to comprehend.” My wife has exercised those senses as the athlete trains their muscles.

Having Pam with me rouses me from my bland, blinded stupor – reminding me there are things all about me to be discovered, realized, appreciated and wondered in. She has tutored me in the obvious, where the obvious beforehand was unreachable.

One of the greatest benefits of friendship is the gift of perspective. It pleases me when a friend says, “This is how I see it.”

Where we are dull friends point their floodlamps. When we see only monochrome they bring out the crayons and show us the colors. They brighten our lives by revealing the vivid liveliness we otherwise miss.

“Eyes that see and ears which hear, the Lord has made them both.

Steve Johnson (with a little help from Pam)

Landingstripenterprises.com

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Listen to Episode 1 from Riverfront Property!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

                        EPISODE 1 from Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life

 

                     HAVE A LISTEN, AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!  Steve 

 

READ A SAMPLE AND GET A COPY OF THE EBOOK HERE  http://riverfrontpropertybook.com/

 

FROM THE BACK COVER

Hold the book and your fingers get wet. Open the pages and water pours! Riverfront Property is a Biblically drenching, spiritually refreshing thirst-quencher. Soak in inspiration for dreams and visions, spiritual gifts, and the fruit of righteousness. Make connections at the riverfront!”

       DISCOVER:

The Physical River that Springs from the City of Jerusalem
The Transformational Inner River
How to be a Conduit of the Holy Spirit’s Graces

      GREAT REVIEWS!

“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

After your read (or listen to) the book please leave your own review at Amazon

at  www.amazon.com/author/landingstripenterprises

SHARE THE RIVER WITH OTHERS!

 

Click here to read a sample chapter and buy it now!

Host a River Seminar! Click here for details.

 

Rivers of blessings,

Steven C Johnson

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“Riverfront Property” Connecting in Audio!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Riverfront Property” Connecting in Audio!

Hi Friends,                               

Here’s a chance to listen to “The Primer” to, Riverfront Property: Connecting at the River of Life.

Keep on the lookout. I am freshly updating the book in audio and will be posting sections here!

LISTEN HERE!

 

THE PRIMER

This book is motivated by the conviction that history is about to be hijacked by Heaven. For the past two thousand years followers of Yeshua (Jesus) have been praying, “May Your kingdom come on our planet just as it prevails in the highest Heaven.” A colossal answer is bulging above us and about to splash forth with the Return of the King!

Anticipation stimulates preparation. What grander project can there be than preparing a landing strip for our Monarch? I pray Riverfront Property will stimulate those longing for His coming – those preparing the way.

It’s heartening to see little signs and wonders demonstrating this venture is birthed from His heart.  Our daughter Claire had a dream where I was working in a huge library. I was studying about water and was preparing to make a presentation. I told Claire in the dream she too should study about water.  On another occasion a young prophetic friend told me, “God has given you ‘a roar’ like rushing water.”  One woman said Pam and I are like deep wells with fresh, clean water. No one knew I had been working on this project.

You are about to discover two distinct “rivers of Life”.  One refers to a future, tangible watercourse flowing out of a city you find on a map, Jerusalem. You will be able to travel to this river, dangle your feet in it and swim there.  Fruit trees will drink from the river. You may walk the shore munching their delectable produce!

“The river of life” is used in another sense, as an inner spiritual river – the Holy Spirit given those embracing Yeshua. This spiritual river transports us into joy and purpose and glory! You will realize dynamic transformation and empowerment through its gentle stillness, and mighty surging!

It is not enough to enjoy this river alone. Many live in Death Valley, shriveled by dehydration. Our lives cannot be complete until we learn how to be conduits and imparters of the river’s dynamism. There is satisfaction for ourselves, and blessing for others, as we communicate this river.

Wherever this river flows things will live! Its resurrection life is welcome news to millions! We are everlastingly grateful to The River Master. This book is ultimately about knowing and walking with Him by the riverfront. He is the guide for both the outer, tangible river and the inner, spiritual river. As you read on and comprehend this river you may find it a complement when someone says, “You’re all wet!”

The one thing this book lacks is the dynamic interaction possible in the Riverfront Property Seminar. Learning about the two rivers of life and how to navigate those streams comes much easier when in good company. If you can’t make a conference I suggest you read Riverfront Property with a group of friends who know, or long to know, the liquid realities of, “Christ in you.”

For those who must read the last chapter first to find the conclusion let’s save some page flipping. When they ask, “What was the book about? What did you learn?” you may answer, “Follow the Lamb and He will lead you to the Waters of Life.”

 

 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd;

He will lead them to springs of living water.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Rev 7:17)

 

 

READ A SAMPLE AND GET A COPY OF THE EBOOK HERE  http://riverfrontpropertybook.com/

 

FROM THE BACK COVER

Hold the book and your fingers get wet. Open the pages and water pours! Riverfront Property is a Biblically drenching, spiritually refreshing thirst-quencher. Soak in inspiration for dreams and visions, spiritual gifts, and the fruit of righteousness. Make connections at the riverfront!”

       DISCOVER:

The Physical River that Springs from the City of Jerusalem
The Transformational Inner River
How to be a Conduit of the Holy Spirit’s Graces

      GREAT REVIEWS!

“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

After your read (or listen to) the book please leave your own review at Amazon

at  www.amazon.com/author/landingstripenterprises

SHARE THE RIVER WITH OTHERS!

Click here to read a sample chapter and buy it now!

Host a River Seminar! Click here for details.

 

Rivers of blessings,

Steven C Johnson

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A Train! A Train! A Train!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

LISTEN HERE 

The lights flashed, the big polls would fold down and the bells would ding! A train was coming! We would jump up and down on the back seat (before seatbelts) shouting, “A train, a train, a train!” Count the cars. Look at the shapes, and letters on the side. What’s inside those cars? Where is it going? We were full of awe and wonder! What happened to that magical delight?

Adulthood sucks out of us the capacity for astonishment. The downgrade attitudes of “Been there, done that, seen that,” demonically pillage us of the capacity for amazement. The evil spirits whisper, “The train is boring.” Demons may even shout, “This train is an offense to the god of hurry!”

“The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy” the entrancement we find in steam coming off the soup, water ripples in the bathtub and curtains wrinkling in the breeze.

Wonder is the springboard into worship. We live in stark poverty without it. Who will save us and restore the wonder? The answer comes from Isaiah 11:6: “… a little child will lead them.”

Only a child can rescue us! Jesus, of course, was never plundered of His wonderment. Even as an adult He was able to be fascinated by the birds and flowering grass. He warned adults we would be hopelessly lost without child-likeness.

The prescription is to find a child to teach us the amazing world of flashlights in dark bedrooms, the enchanting fragrances of spices in the cupboard and the way a spider weaves a web. These are things every adult should learn! With remedial help from qualified children we can recover wonderment.

Look! A train, a train, a train!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com 

COME YE THANKFUL PEOPLE, COME

Posted by on Nov 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Please” and “Thank you” are powerful words, too often under-appreciated and underused. These words shape nations and steer the course of history. A happier, healthier world may be enjoyed when we use those two words with sincere hearts.

The account of that first thanksgiving is staggering! Remember, a year after their arrival in the new world half of the pilgrims were dead from malnutrition, cold and sickness. Instead of calling for a shake-your-fist-at-God protest rally they called for thanksgiving!

Do you see what faith and character are required to give thanks? Picture yourself with half of your family gone or having buried half of your community. Those people were true God fearers, focusing not on their entitlements but on the merciful God.

To give thanks when all is well is something we teach our children. To give thanks when all is less than well is something only the mature can stomach. The Bible teaches us to give thanks even in persecution, in hardship and trial. When I see people actually doing this I am stupefied with admiration.

Sadly most holidays have been neutered of their potency. We set off fireworks but forget the meaning of independence. We share presents but forget the Advent. We barbecue and play a round of golf, but don’t remember those who have fallen. In the case of Thanksgiving we eat to gluttony but forget, those two powerful words.

Lord, help us recover lost and stolen meaning and be people of gratitude!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises@gmail.com

 

Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.
God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home.

All the world is God’s own field, fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown unto joy or sorrow grown.
First the blade and then the ear, then the full corn shall appear;
Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away,
Giving angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast;
But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring Thy final harvest home;
Gather Thou Thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified, in Thy garner to abide;
Come, with all Thine angels come, raise the glorious harvest home.

                  

    Words: Henry Alford,                              Music: St. George’s Wind­sor,

  Psalms and Hymns, 1844.                                George J. El­vey, 1858

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATHROBES

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 T or F:     The disciples walked about in bathrobes because they were too lazy to change into street cloths.
 
T or F:     John the Baptist was a wild, crass hillbilly of a man.
 
T or F:     Many people in America wear paints with holes across the knees because they are of the poorer class and must work on their hands and knees for a living.
  
JOHN’S STATUS
 
John was born with a silver spoon. 
You remember his father Zechariah was a priest who served in the magnificent temple.
John was born into the priestly line. That speaks volumes!
The priest were the social standard makers, religious litmus test takers, and the civil/legal judges of the day.
John was born into an elite class with the highest social rank.
He was better educated than 95 percent of the nation.
In terms of religious recognition John was born at the crest of the hill.
Economically he was probably in the upper class, for priests had financial benefits others did not.
 
The truth is that John had it all – status, education, and most likely wealth.
 
JOHN’S REPUDIATION
 
Like his father, John’s birthright was to serve at the temple.
There was one problem. John came to despise the corruption in the “organized religion” of the day.
He saw most of the priests and religious leaders as slime balls, hypocrites, widow robbers, and false teachers leading a nation away from God into dead ritual.
John repudiated the abuses of the priestly class and abandoned the option of being among the elites.  
He walked away from the magnificence of the temple service, the intelligentsia with their heady theological conversations, social commentary, the arrogance, hypocrisy and duplicity.
He would not tolerate the degradation he saw there.
John was so disgusted he turned his back on it all.
He traded in the priestly garments and dressed in leathers.
He no longer ate from the temple cafeteria but scavenged for food in the wilderness.
 
Israel had found God in the wilderness. God could be found there again!
 
JOHN’S SPIRITUALITY
 
John’s father was not just a priest. He stood out as a godly priest who had met the angel Gabriel in the temple.
John had been raised with that story – that impartation!
If ever a child had a sense of destiny and calling!
 
Johns young spirit had been seeded with, “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High…“
 
JOHN’S MESSAGE
 
John was not as harsh as he was convicted, convicted to the reality the nation was lost and in desperate straits.
It needed a radical turn-around.
 
John’s strident message came from revelation of a great alarm, and the alarm needed to be sounded!
He warned of a fire torching and an axe hacking.
He did not want his people to experience those things – because he had the heart of a priest!
He would rally the people back to God, and to the mercies received in repentance.
 
There was something else – a message of Messianic Weight!
It was not just, “Repent or you will be burned and hacked” but, “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!”
 
Something monumental was about to take place.
God was about to act. He would not be distant but present!
All should be aware, because when the King takes decisive action heads will roll.
And comfort will come for the oppressed!
That stirred the nation and hundreds of thousands of people made the trek to the wilderness for they saw that John had the heart of a priest, but the voice of a prophet!
In those multitudes there was the fear of God, and anticipation of an amazing disruptive future!
 
John radically changed his associations, his cloths, his diet, his mailing address, and of course, his message!
 
Things change when men and women are gripped with the kingdom!

Steven C Johnson

Landingstripenterprises.com

The Virtues of Conservation and Liberality

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

The words “conservative” and “liberal” represent two wonderful virtues.

We see the wisdom of the conservative in Proverbs 21:20; “In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil”.

We see the blessings of liberality in Proverbs 11:2; “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

The conservationist wants to save and preserve things. That’s definitely a virtue, assuming we are trying to preserve the right things. A liberal is a generous soul who is always sharing with others. That is a fine virtue as well, assuming that we are sharing things of value.

The problem is when either the conservationist or the generous are corrupted. It is nasty when the “conservative” steals to themselves constitutional authority meant to be shared. It is ugly when the “liberal” steals resources to solicit favors.

I see the beavers as blending the best of conservation and liberality. Beaver dams create rich ecosystems. The waters are both saved up as well as passed on. The beavers must have gotten their cue from the Creator who in Christ abundantly saves and generously gives.

We pray for genuine conservatives and liberals to appreciate one another and work meaningfully together! All we ask is that the water not be polluted by self-serving pretenders.

Steven C Johnson

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Looking and Crossing the Street

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’VE DECIDED NOT TO TEACH MY CHILDREN TO LOOK FOR CARS WHEN CROSSING THE STREET.

When they grow up they can decide for themselves whether looking for cars is the right thing for them.

Children should be released to grow naturally, to experiment with life and make their own decisions.

Creating alarm about cars killing people is gruesome and distressing.

It may lead to a sense of paranoia about cars.

We want our children to grow up unafraid of cars and realize they are wonderful transportation devices and distinguishing status symbols.

When they grow up they can make decisions on their own regarding what they believe about looking before crossing the street.

After all, we decide not to tell our children about God for the same reasons.

Steven C Johnson

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INDEPENDANCE APPRECIATION

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Has the meaning of Independence been lost behind a smoke screened of fireworks? The holiday originally was more than explosive light shows. It was death-defying determination to escape totalitarian rule.

In a land, smaller 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 went 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 government taxed you more than they taxed the people in England and refused to listen to your many questions and petitions?

Would you acquiesce or would you finally say, “Don’t tread on me!”

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?

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 refresh this freedom with a resolve of our own!

John Adams wrote regarding the freshly signed Declaration.

“The Second Day of July 1776, 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.”

Sadly, most holidays have been neutered of their potency.

We share presents, but forget the Advent.

We Barbeque and play a round of golf, but don’t remember those who have fallen.

We eat to gluttony, but forget to give thanks.

We set off fireworks, but forget the meaning of independence.

One more closing word from John Adams. On April 26th, 1777 Adams said, ”Posterity! You will never know, how much it cost the present Generation, to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make a good Use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”

Steven C Johnson

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HIDE AND SEEK

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Every good father knows how to play Hide and Seek with his child. He hides in such a way that his child will be challenged to find him, but not so the child will be exasperated.

We train our children to love the prize of discovery. We also coach them to add endurance to their inquisitiveness.

This is why Jesus coaxed his disciples to develop their searching capacities, by saying, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”  (Matt 7:7)

Seekers will be finders! Take courage. Those secrets are findable. Those mysteries are discoverable. Persist in asking, seeking and knocking and the perplexities will be found out!

In fact, every hidden thing will someday be discovered, or uncovered!

All the devious things will be unearthed. Ultimately there is no “perfect” crime because all Heaven is watching us.  Our Creator even monitors our thoughts and motives!

There may be “unsolved” murders presently, but not for long. God has it all on video. Not only so, the victims of murders will someday rise up and point out their murderers!!!

See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling

to punish the people of the earth for their sins.

The earth will disclose the blood shed on it;

the earth will conceal its slain no longer. (Isaiah 26:21)

Can you imagine the day of resurrection, where out of a secret, hidden grave a victim arises and reveals their murderer?

Not only are bad things revealable. So is the good.

Jesus said our secret acts of worship, would not forever be secret. In fact, He said that the virtuous things we do in secret will be openly rewarded! The secret prayers, fasting, giving, kind words and clandestine acts of good will are all to be manifest, and rewarded!

“FOR NOTHING IS HIDDEN, EXCET TO BE REVEALED, NOR HAS ANYTHING BEEN SECRET, BUT THAT IS SHOULD COME TO LIGHT.”  (Mark 4:22)

And, not only are works of darkness, and light, about to become patently obvious, every other secret in the universe is about to collapse!

The cures for every disease,

The riddle of the gnome,

The mechanics of the atom,

Unseen realms of heaven,

Enigmas, mysteries, hide-outs don’t have a chance

So don’t give up the game. Seekers will be finders. Set yourself a great hidden thing to search out, and don’t give up till you find it!

Steven C Johnson

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Good day!

 

CLOVIS

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

An old, slender gentleman with a bent knee and a cane had slowly been working around the stations of the gym and now stood beside me. He wore the cap of a marine.

“Sir, I see you had a marine cap. Have you served our country?”

“I was a Marine from 1942 to 44.”

“Sir, that would put you in your 90’s.”

I suddenly found myself on holy ground, there beside the latt machine.

“I’m 95. I was at Okinawa.”

“There must have been half a million men fighting there.”

“I also fought at Guadalcanal and was part of the occupation in Japan.”

I was overcome with a sense of homage and reverence.

“Thank you, for your service, Sir.” There were 16 million men in boots during that war. Now less than a million remain.”

“Is that right – less than a million?”

“Yes Sir.”  I have a high regard for that generation, the generation of my father and uncles.”

He told me how he had gained a purple heart and other metals, with no trace of boasting, but matter-of-fact innocence. His knee had been broken in a bayonet battle when a man fell across it. He had two surgeries in a battlefield tent. He had lived, but seen men he knew have their heads blown off.

Here was a treasury of story, with so few still living to tell it, and I had stumbled on it!  I felt unworthy as the smoke of holiness filled this uncommon chapel. This man had truly seen, “active duty.” 200,000 died at the battle of Okinawa. It was the bloodiest we saw during the war. 26,000 died at Guadalcanal. And Clovis walked, or at least hobbled, away alive.

Most of the WWII generation has gone to their reward. There are just a few stragglers, a remnant, left on this half of eternity. Just a handful who can report first-hand the monumental battle against global tyranny. Sixty million casualties world-wide were part of that con