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Hey, thanks very much. I'm privileged to be on the show with you, man. This is exciting. Well, I'm excited to have you, Kevin. Of course, you're down, if I'm not mistaken, down in what I affectionately call South Cackalacky or what might be known for others as South Carolina, right?
Right, right. And what part of South Carolina do you call home? Well, I call home Joanna, South Carolina, which is actually between Columbia and Greenville. If you get on 26 and hit exit 60, you're right in Joanna. So, you know, you keep trucking 26 and you can go to Spartanburg, Greenville, and then you can go down the road and be in Columbia. So, I'm right here in the middle.
Hold on. Exit 60. Now, I'm going to pick on my New Jersey friends here just for a moment. You know, folks from New Jersey don't talk about what city they're from. They talk about what exit they're from.
You just reminded me of that. So, the next time I talk to you, I'm like, yeah, Kevin lives off of exit 60. So, just so you know.
That's right. So, you're in Joanna, South Carolina. Yeah, just a little bitty town. Little bitty town. Little bitty town. And what keeps Kevin Johnson busy down in Joanna, South Carolina?
Well, I'm glad you asked. I'm a busy man in the marketplace. I work about 10, 15 minutes below there in another little town called Newberry, South Carolina, which I work for Samsung Electronics there.
We build washing machines. So, that keeps me busy, monitor at least 10 to 12 hours a day. I volunteer right there in the middle of Joanna, beautiful Joanna, South Carolina, Christ Central Ministries. And I do a little volunteer work there.
I go to church there from Fountain of Faith Baptist Church right there in Joanna, South Carolina. But that's where I ask what keeps me busy. I'm a working man, I'm a single dad, got a young daughter who's 19 years old and the trade school here, Piedmont Technical College, learned to be a nurse, trying to pick up a medical trade there. So, I'm pretty busy and just been overwhelmed on lots of things that's happened in my life in the last couple of years. Well, let me just kind of interrupt you right there. So, did I hear that? Did you say you work 10 to 12 hours a day? Is that what I heard you say? Yes, sir.
Wow. So, you do put in the work. Now, that's not like six, seven days, obviously six or seven.
How many days? Like four or five days a week? Well, you know, it's depending on the manufacturing. You know, when manufacturing is up and down, you know, as far as the volume of the community, as far as the United States is concerned, you know, it's up and down. But it is, you know, we've worked five days a week now, but it has been where we had to work five to six days a week.
In certain circumstances, depending on everything. Now, COVID has really hit everything in the world as far as, you know, anything. Production and all that kind of demand and production and all that.
Chain supply and all kinds of other crazy stuff, right? Okay. So, you volunteer with the ministry. Of course, I want to touch on this just briefly, but you have been a part of and are a part of man camps. You've attended a man camp and I'm guessing it's impacted your life enough in that you're coming back. So, you've sent others to man camp that have seen the impact it's had on your life. And then you've also come back and you have staff come back and volunteered and served on staff at man camps. Take a minute, take a minute and just say, okay, take a minute and tell our listeners how, you know, all the men out there, or maybe even the women who listen to this who might consider sending their significant other, their husband or boyfriend or somebody to a man camp.
Let me ask this. Why would they want to send a man to man camp or a man come to man camp? Well, I can only tell you what my experience has been, Nikita, with the man camp and it is still going on today. It's just what I experienced there on my own behalf. You know, it's an opportunity for our listeners out there, this opportunity for being a man to understand what God has planned for the man to be. And, you know, it's just, you know, it's taking ownership of your home, restoring that godly life back into the home where it all begins. You know, it's such a strong, powerful thing that happened to me. And I can only tell you that what it's done for me has impacted the community.
One person can influence the next person. It's all about influence, you know, and the influences that I have with my experiences with man camp. And, you know, it was, you know, getting to meet new guys and now we're all brothers and we're sharing our life that God wanted us to be. You know, we're out here in the marketplace, we're out here struggling with today's society, but yet we're stronger by our brotherhood. Which, you know, I picked up there at man camp. It's just the brotherhood, you know, the experiences that God said. I've just been overwhelmed, you know, being able to influence at my church. You know, that's the thing. You know, what happened with it?
Let's just go back a little bit because I'm super excited about being on your show. You know, the things that come up to mind was, I had seen the vision as well as you have as far as manhood, man period in the home, the biblical manhood in the home. And just restoring that, the man's masculinity. There you go. You know, it's just like, you know, there's nobody in churches today, the churches are depleting.
It's because the men are not taking control of their homes. They're not standing at their heads like they're supposed to and their families follow. So I've seen all that and, you know, I was, you know, visiting my YouTube videos, you know, I'm a big wrestling guy and I followed your career for many, many years and lots of other guys. You know, and I've seen you and Lex and I, I don't know if it was Crossroad Church, but it was discipleship. It was an hour long message.
And it was the first time I've actually sat down for an hour and soaked every bit of what you were talking about in. And I said, you know what, this needs to be heard. I want to try to get this to my church. So I influenced my church.
I talked to Kevin when I was under some of the leadership of our pastor and many people that were involved in it said, you need to get this guy here and do a man-up conference. And it just went on from there. I can sit there and we can talk about this for hours. I know we can, but we don't have hours today, Kevin, but I know we can.
I know we can. But here's the thing, it has impacted my life tremendously. And I am influencing it to this day and I continue to do it every chance I get. Well, and for those, you know, maybe, maybe pastors out there or church leaders or, or, or even lay people, you know, this, you know, the man-up, the one day intensive, the man-up intensive is something you can bring to your community. And you go to, I'll give you a website at the end, or I'll just tell you right now, go to coloff.net and you can reach out and find out more about that and find out more about the man camp. And so what I'm hearing, Kevin, is, is friendship and fellowship. You, you've built some great relationships through, through the, through the, through the camp itself.
And, and I'm guessing it's impacted your, impacted your relationship with, with your daughter as well. Yes. Oh, absolutely.
You know, that was one of the first things that when I got back from camp, I went up to her and I apologized. It's just because of the things that I have neglected based off of what God expects me to do, but I chose to do something else and it's called the mind and it's not changing of the mind. It's got to be completely at God's, you know, just the things that you, we just need to keep in control of our home. And it's one thing is, is that we neglect the most is at home, is at home. Well, and let me just say this for those of you listening out there today. You know, our goal, whether you're a wife or girlfriend listening to this, or you're a man, you know, dialing in, tuning in, you know, the goal, here's the goal. When, when God gave Lex Luger and I the vision for these camps and, and these, these one day intensives, it is to put tools in your tool belt as you're hearing Kevin and his excitement is to put tools in your tool belt to equip you, to equip you and empower you. Send these men back home from the conference and the camp, better equipped to be godly men, godly husbands, and godly fathers.
That's the overall arching goal of these conferences and these camps. So, well, on that note, Kevin, let's transition. It is Q and A with Koloff. And so I know you got a couple, three questions ready for me, burning and ready for me.
So fire away at question number one, Kevin, what do you got for me? Question number one is, is something that me and I have experienced for the first time in my life, a word that was profoundly spoken over me. It was called, what does prophetic mean?
Say it again, what does? Prophetic, it's a prophetic word. You know, when we were up at the man up conference, pastor over there, Chris, said a prophetic word over me and it was basically a prophecy or something. I just wanted to know what prophetic, is p-r-o-p-h-e-t-i-c prophetic mean? I want to know what that means. Well, you know, the prophetic world, you know, and it's, you know, lots of people have different views on the whole prophetic world, but you can go back to the beginning of time, go back to the book of Genesis.
And I'll just kind of just give a brief description of it and others need to really go out and research this more for themselves. But, you know, going back to the Holy Bible, the Bible is full of prophecy and full of the prophetic word from all of the men of God that the Lord raised up that you can read about in the word of God. And the women, I mean, Esther would be someone that comes to mind when Mordecai said to her, perhaps you have been born for such a time as this, that a Jewish woman became queen to a pagan king, if you will, or, you know, someone outside of the Jewish faith. And so over and over and over and over and over again, you can see prophetic words that were spoken by the men of God, by the prophets of God. And I don't know the full extent of the actual statistics of, there's some that are more schooled and scholar in theology and scripture than I am, but I do know a very high percentage of prophetic words, downloads that God has given men and women that then translate that or transfer that word to another, as Chris Reed did with you at the Man of Conference last year, a very accurate word that was spoken to you that really kind of blew you away based on what you said to me.
How did that man know that? Well, you know, the good Lord, the good Lord, as only he can do, will bring revelation and or information to individuals who are gifted with this. You're listening to the Truth Network and truthnetwork.com Nikita Kolof here, and I am excited. Did you hear the huge announcement, the big announcement?
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People go look that up. And God has gifted different men and women with different giftings. And so for a guy like Chris Reed, God has given the gift of prophecy. Now, let me just say this for the record, then we're going to move on. Again, I could spend an entire show just talking about the prophetic word, but that's where discernment becomes involved too, because you have to discern, because the Scriptures also talk about false prophets. And so not to go off on a rabbit trail, but that's where you have to be very grounded in your relationship with Jesus, and if someone speaks a prophetic word over you, you've got to know that it's a word from the Lord, and the closer you are in your relationship with Him, and the Holy Spirit can confirm that that is a word from the Lord.
Absolutely. That's my best answer today I have for you, Kevin. That makes a lot of sense, and the only thing I want to emphasize there is that I just, when I thought about that, a question has been brought up, and that was something that just firstly never happened. The first thing that comes to mind is prediction, you know, describing a prediction. People can take that word prediction and prophetic and get it misunderstood. Well, they have to go research that.
They have to go research it. You're correct. But you could explain it, but I got you. That makes sense. I got you. So I'm good with that now. Yeah. I mean, in one sense, some might view it and go, yeah, they're predicting the future, but that's where you have to have that intimate relationship with the Lord to discern the difference, okay, in all of that. So good question.
Question number two? All right. Now, I've got a little question here. My question is, how does free will affect my faith?
How does free will affect your faith? Oh, ye of little faith. Oh, ye of little faith.
That's exactly right. I mean, because you're right here. Well, the good Lord, the good Lord, look, He didn't make us robots.
Right. He doesn't force us to love Him. In fact, doesn't force us to do anything. That's the whole part of free will is to, in fact, I'm reminded of a scripture that says, you know, it's permissible to, you know, He gives me the ability to make choices and decisions based on my free will, and some things are permissible. He says all things are permissible, but not everything's beneficial, is what He says in one translation. All things are permissible. He goes like, hey, I'll permit you to do this, that, or the other.
Fill in the blank. Whatever it is, fill in the blank of what you are allowed to do, what you can do. Now, it may not be beneficial, and I'm not going to cite some specific examples. People can just use their imagination. There's lots of things people can do that, let's just say, that are not godly things that they can do. And just use your imagination on what are some choices you can make that are not very godly. God will permit you to do them.
They may not be very beneficial in the long run, but hey, He'll permit you to do it. And so, in terms of building your faith, I've learned this, that as I have grown in my relationship with the Lord and the intimacy with Him and listening to His voice, right? Jesus illustrated this in the garden. Three times He asked if the cup could pass from Him. In other words, He's like, I know the anguish I'm getting ready to walk into in this crucifixion on the cross.
Father, Abba, can this cup pass from Me? And essentially, the Lord's answer, the Father's answer was, there's no plan B, this is the plan. And He's like, okay, well, He's like, if that's the case, then nevertheless, not My will be done, but Thy will be done.
Okay? Now, let me say this too, Kevin. Many times the Lord asked Him to do certain things along the way, along the journey that brought Him to that point.
Here's what I mean by that. Hey, Jesus spit in the dirt, make some mud, and rub it in that guy's eyes, go have Him wash it out, and then the blind man's going to be able to see. Hey, Jesus called Lazarus out of the tomb to come forth.
Okay? Hey, Jesus, go touch this leper, which in the law of Moses has said, don't touch a leper, right? It was written in the law, right? Don't touch a leper. In fact, you know, unclean, unclean, you know, you're supposed to keep a distance from him, right?
But He's like, okay, Father, you want Me to touch this leper when in the law it says, don't touch him, but at Your command, I'm going to say yes. I'm going to relinquish My own will and My own knowledge and say yes. And so I say all that to say this.
Every time Jesus said yes to what the Father asked Him to do, it was building blocks of faith, I believe, that led Him into the garden where He could ultimately say yes and be crucified, beaten beyond recognition, crucified on a cross, later to rise three days later and sit at the right hand of the Father through His ascension into heaven. And so all that to say, if you and I will submit our freewill to the Father and just say yes, it will be, each and every time it will be, our faith can increase and grow in who God says He is. There you go. That's great.
That's powerful. I mean, you know, you asked these questions, man. I mean, that's good stuff. Well, I'm doing my best to answer you.
You're throwing some doozies out there for me. And by the way, if you're listening, I have no clue what people ask me from week to week. Very rarely do I ever know what they're going to ask. Alright, we've got time for one more question. Alright. Okay.
I've got one. And, you know, I'm going to say it again. We've talked about this on our own choices a couple times with that conversation. I just want to know because I really think it's every man who is trying to follow God in the right way, or having difficulty, why is it so hard to date as a Christian in today's society? It is so, that was a question.
Because, you know, for not only for myself, I'd like to know, I mean, I know I'm not the only guy out there just trying to follow God. And there's so many, it's basically, you know, so many different emotional involvements now. Times have changed, if you will. Well, they have changed, for real. And, you know, there's an old school philosophy of courting versus dating, right?
And that's a whole long discussion, you know, certainly, you know, the difference between those two. Some don't even, some have never even heard the expression or the term courting. And yet, you know, all through Scripture, it seems like, in my observation, that that was the best plan to actually, when you pursue a relationship with someone of the opposite sex, that you're going to pursue it. Starting out first only with a friendship, establishing and building a solid friendship, and then transitioning, perhaps, to the understanding that maybe there's more to this friendship, and it may transition into more from a friendship to more romance, you might say. But with that understanding that, could this ultimately lead to marriage? And to have that discussion probably early on, on the front end, and it might save a lot of frustration from the emotional rollercoaster of, quote, dating someone else.
And the other part of that, I think, Kevin, is just the influence, as you said, of society, the acceptance of, you know, I may date for a day, a week, you know, a month, and then bounce on to the next individual, not realizing or understanding that, depending on how involved that dating relationship becomes, that there can be some real, not only emotional ties, but there can also be some spiritual ties that become engaged there, thus making it more difficult to when Mrs. Wright or Mr. Wright comes along, you really have all of your heart to really give that other person and that individual. I say all that to say this, someone comes to mind, and this is an old book, but she became a friend of the family years ago, and actually my oldest daughter was on the cover of her book, and she wrote a song. Her name was Rebecca St. James. Rebecca, shout out to Rebecca St. James. Her brothers now are huge on the scene for King and Country.
That's Rebecca's brothers, but they were young when I first met Rebecca. All that to say, she wrote a book and a song called Wait For Me. Wait For Me, and she was determined not to get sucked into the dating game and stay focused on her personal relationship with the Lord Jesus, and that she was convinced she would know when it was time to start getting involved with someone and that it would eventually lead to marriage, which she was diligent to do that, and to my knowledge, she was in her 30s, maybe even close to her mid-30s when she met the man of her dreams and got married, and the whole premise of the song, the whole premise of the book was don't jump into it, just don't get sucked into the dating game. Be patient, focus on, and center your life on your relationship with the Lord Jesus, and in His perfect timing, He will bring that right person along, and you will know it, and so that would be my response to your question. Don't be so impatient to think, ah, I gotta have a wife, or I gotta have a husband, and let me jump on the dating sites, even the Christian dating sites and all of that. Alright, so that's my advice to all you listening out there who are trying to find a mate, someone you can marry one day.
So, Kevin Johnson, Joanna South Carolina, man, hey, I appreciate you, appreciate your love for the Lord, your heart for serving, and looking forward to just continuing this journey with you, my friend. Amen, I totally, and just float away, you know, just to emphasize one thing, like you said, just wait on God. You know, the thing about it, and let Him use you in the process, and if that's the thing, you know, guys out there listening, just feel for my side of things, it might be the same thing you're going through. Don't wait, just let God stay your focal ground, I mean, that's good, I appreciate that.
Sometimes it takes a little bit of honesty to say, hey, you just need to step back, dude. Well, I'm gonna end on this note, Kevin. Hey, for all you listening out there, seek Jesus more than you want to seek another mate, and in time, you know, Jesus will bring that mate. Thank you for tuning in to another episode Q&A with Koloff, God bless you, I hope you have an amazing day. This podcast is made possible by the grace of God and your faithful prayers, support, and generous gifts. May God bless you for your continual contributions. Go to koloff.net and donate today.
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