Jesus Principles For Picking Leaders

As we approach another vital election, it is important to know that Jesus really cares who you follow, and how you choose leaders. He really wants you to experience Rock-solid Eternal Spirituality Today, but this R.E.S.T will be more challenging to experience if you follow the wrong people or elect the wrong kind of people.


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With our National debt approaching $21,000,000,000,000 and with us having more than $200,000,000,000,000 in unfunded liabilities, each child today owes about $1.6 million plus (dollars) in back taxes. Indeed, we are facing a financial disaster of unbelievable proportions.



  1. Additionally, consider our families are  falling apart and being re-defined in sickening ways.
  2. Think about how our education system becoming a disaster.
  3. Open up your eyes to the fact that many of our mainline denominations are approaching becoming reprobate even apostate. 
  4. Many of those in our media are helping bring, even Christians, way out of moral focus.
  5. Our government is in total dysfunction. 
  6. Our military, instead of being able to focus on war fighting, is reeling from inside social experimentation by politicians who never served a day in the military. 
  7. Our arts and entertainment industries seem to be leading future generations over the cliff of life away from God.
  8. Finally, our social media giants are becoming censoring tyrants towards average everyday people who are people of faith and who believe in The Constitution of The United States of America!
  9. There is NO question that we need Jesus teaching us how to show us how to pick leaders!
  10. We need Jesus to teach us how to choose those whom we will follow as well.

Check out Matthew 7:15-23

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“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. 21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘LORD, LORD,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!


As you read this, can’t see that our choices, of whom we follow,  REALLY concerns our Lord Jesus! They matter because the choices we make, in this generation, are going to impact future generations until Jesus comes! The choices that are contrary to the teachings of The Holy Bible are really going to endanger each of us, our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren. So, this free choice God gives us is a very BIG deal.

Check Out The Covenant Life Group Video

Also, check out the video below. It’s about a Covenant Life Group or Koinonia Fellowship.  If you are in the Lakeland, Florida area,  come on and join us Sunday at 1919 East Edgewood Drive at First Alliance Church. Please be in place at 9:10 AM. Bring a bible, get a copy of the book and bring it. Bring a pen, and bring something to write on. If you attend this group, books are available at greatly reduced prices.

But this video is about more than this delight filled fellowship group.

It is about the book:

Rock Solid Living IN A Quicksand World Rewind:
Stepping Stones For Victorious Christ Centered Living

I sincerely believe that you will be blessed by if you get your own copy. To order  simply go to online book stores and purchase either your hardback, paperback or kindle version of the book. You may find it at Barnes and Nobles, Books A Million, Apple I Tune and Amazon. You can now purchase them in “Brick and Mortar stores.” This book just might change your life. It’s for certain this book will give you the wisdom to R.E.S.T as your journey through life and face life’s challenges.

Help #MakeAmericaGodlyAgain, and learn how to choose leaders Jesus way. Purchase your own copy of Rock Solid Living In a Quicksand World Rewind.

Rock Solid Living In A Quicksand World Rewind





Be Disciples Making Disciples.

To the Jews who had believed in him, Jesus said,
“If you hold to my teaching, your are really my disciples.
Then you will know the truth and 
the truth will 
make you free!
John 8:31-32

Look what Jesus is doing here: Jesus is talking to Jews “who HAD believed in him,” but there is an indication, from verses 31 -36 they really do not believe. Your see,  they, rather than believe,  argued with him about how to be a free disciple. Actually they couldn’t see their own enslavement to sin and death. A lot of people are like this in our day; yet, the actual disciples did indeed eventually … well … disciple. And unlike those first century Christ-Followers, at least in our western culture, we clearly are NOT following through in our disciple making. This is a problem because that is precisely what authentic disciples do.

How do we  experience, and share, this highly important freedom causing life changing “stuff, ” which Jesus wants to provide? We can do so by being disciples who make disciples. I say this important because Jesus teachings are what makes us free, and these teachings are used by the Almighty to form mere believers into disciples.  This is one real big reason I wrote   Rock-Solid Living In A Quicksand World – Rewind. It is written to teach Jesus teachings in this highly conflicted USA and western culture; additionally, it is written to give Pastors, Teachers and Evangelist a tool to help folks actually begin to experience rock-solid living in a quicksand world.

All each leader needs to do is get a few people together, have each one read each chapter, and then — as a group — reflect on what Jesus is saying. I am fairly certain that some will be very surprise how relevant are Jesus words for our crumbling culture.

Check out the video below, and share it with every friend, relative, associate and neighbor that you know.  Share it with you Pastor or other Church leaders. My heart breaks for American and for the rest of civilization … especially western civilization. Help me get the word out to help disciples make disciples.  Help me share the fantastic news of how each person can know the truth and be set free.

May God Bless You!
In Christ,
Al McGowen.

Making America GODLY Again

Making America Godly (Or MAGA1 is PRIORITY#1)

Looking Back To See The Way Forward
Therefore, anyone who hears the words of mine, and puts them into practice, is like a man who built his house upon a rock. The rains came down, the streams rose, the winds blew and beat against the house; yet, it did not fall because it had it’s foundations on the rock. But everyone who hears the words of mine, and does not put them into practice, is like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain came down. The streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house, and it fell with a great crash.
Matthew 7:24-27

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Someone have asked me why I wrote the book Rock Solid Living In A Quicksand World-Rewind.  There must be a billion books out there. So, what’s the point? I  give a detailed explanation at the beginning of the book, and I hope you go to your online bookstores like Barnes and Nobles, Books a Million, Apple- I-tune or even Amazon to get a copy. I hope you take time tor find the answer; however, I would like to share a few ideas with you. The USA, and all of Western Civilization, are in some serious trouble. It really is time to awaken and right ourselves.

Consider “The Pillars of Society.”

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The Cross Tipped Over

Pillars of our culture, are crumbling: Families are breaking apart and being  redefined. Our educational systems are costing more than ever with horrific failing results. Religious institutions need reforming, revitalizing, renewing, reviving or transforming. Media pollutes our society with bad information or addictive pornographic presentations.  Our government agencies are in disarray, spending 20 trillion more than we have, as well as having two hundred trillion unfunded liabilities. Our military has become one huge dysfunctional social experiment, even though it keeps on winning battle after battle. Arts and entertainment should make people blush with shame, but our moral compasses have devolved our ability to even feel shame. Scientist and medical personnel are aborting babies, harvesting their body parts and selling them on the open market.  Social media giants censor Christians, or any others, who hold to values that once made America God revering people. It seems that we increasingly are forgetting God. It’s as if our Cross has tipped over.

Slipping and A Sliding

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Our Foundation More Than Just A “Religion.”

This is sending  our once moral and Christian nation careening down a slippery sloppy slope of self destruction. Yes, I know that modern revisionist historians want to tell us that we were never a Christian nation, and they want to dilute the clearly Christian foundation of our founders into the quagmire of deism. This is patently false. Check out the quote from Patrick Henry. He really is going out of the way to state “strongly” &  “often” that these United States of America were founded by “Christians,” and not a bunch of religionist. He also wants to make it crystal clear that it wasn’t founded by just some religion but “on the gospel of Jesus Christ!” Judaism, with it’s Ten Commandments, definitely did contribute in a major way; yet, Christians were the main driving force behind those “unalienable rights” by which we were “endowed by our Creator.”

I Am Talking About More Than M.A.G.A!

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More Than MAGA

I know that we have a political movement that is crying out for us to “Make America Great Again.” I don’t see anything wrong with such a goal, however, what I am trying to say is that our hope is in something far more relevant, reverent and even more than a little revolutionary, if not revivalistic. I am talking about, in my book, about America getting itself set on the rock solid foundation of authentic spirituality and grace. I am talking about Making America Godly Again,  through the teachings of Jesus, who is the Christ.  If we do, Jesus is crystal clear what will happen.  We will stand up to anything that storms against us individually, collectively, nationally and culturally. And this power to stand will flow out from America to the rest of the world.  So, in essence, we will moving the world toward greatness again; however, if we fail to do so, we will collapse into a foundation-less culture leading to our own demise.

Let’s choose life. Let’s choose to have a foundation. Learn more. Go get a copy of Rock Solid Living in a Quicksand World-Rewind. Let’s  make this PRIORITY 1, Let’s make this MAGA1. Let’s Make America Godly Again! Let’s bring a reformation and revival to Planet Earth.

God Bless You

Chaplain Al McGowen