CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..
P.O. Box 526 Florissant, CO 80816
Aug. 2017 Newsletter PDF VERSION
Greetings in Jesus…!
First, thank you so much to those who help support this ministry through your prayers and gifts of support. You guys are the real heroes! Gotta tell you about the bear! I had a bear come up on my porch right next to my bedroom window waking me up. This was at 4:20 A.M. I jumped out of bed, went to the front door; opened it slowly and there he was eating some frozen corned beef from my mini freezer. Only 3-4 feet away! I slowly opened my screen door and roared at him. He dropped the frozen meat and ran down the stairs. I picked up the meat and brought it in to thaw. The next day I split it with my golden retriever. So I can now say I ate meat that was previously in the mouth of a bear! That bear came back about an hour later and got some frozen blueberries. Then came back again 10:30 that night and got a frozen chicken pot pie. He dropped a few other boxes of food on the floor, as well, hoping to come back for them later. Seemed he was reading the labels on the boxes for his favorites. All 3 times I just opened my door and roared at him again and he took off.
This bear reminded me of Satan‟s little cohorts, the demons. They can be persistent at times but if you oppose them, they will eventually leave you alone. They know they are in the wrong but you must put them in their place. In the name of Jesus!
Pope Francis Calls for ‘One World Government’ To ‘Save Humanity
(Prophecy in the News)
The Pope has argued that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Pope Francis called for “a one world government” and “political authority” arguing that the creation of the one world government is needed to combat major issues such as “climate change.” Speaking with Ecuador‟s “El Universo” newspaper, the Pope said that the United Nations doesn‟t have enough power and must be granted full governmental control “for the good of humanity.” But what is raising eyebrows is the Pope‟s call for a new global political authority. Here is more from the Guardian:
Pope Francis did call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this century, according to a leaked draft of a papal encyclical. In a document released by an Italian magazine, the pontiff will warn that failure to act would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Francis also called for a new global political authority tasked with “tackling … the reduction of pollution and the development of poor countries and regions”. His appeal echoed that of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who in a 2009 encyclical proposed a kind of super-UN to deal with the world’s economic problems and injustices.
The word “globalization” means exactly what it says. It is the process of transitioning the world into a global government. Religious leaders are playing their part in this great deception. David Rockefeller famously said that a “global crisis” would have to occur before the people of the world would be willing to accept a New World Order. When the world economy suffered a dramatic crash in 2008, world leaders again proclaimed the need for a New World Order with global financial control. As demonstrated by Pope Francis, climate change and the global warming hoax is now the global elite‟s preferred method of scaremongering, as they attempt to shepherd humanity closer to unified totalitarian rule. Disturbingly, world religious leaders are also beginning to come together as one to preach from the same hymn sheet, instructing their sheep to accept the components of the New World Order‟s one world government. In case you missed it, world leaders from a diverse collection of religious communities called for world unity in a video message. The call for a world government, led by Pope Francis, Ayatollah Al-Milani, the Dalai Lama and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, is seen as a major step on the road to the New World Order that was prophesied over 2,000 years ago. The world religious leaders came together on June 14 to make a joint statement through a video calling on people to embrace ideas of friendship and unity, and to overcome negativity and division in society. In reality, the call for global government by Pope Francis and other wealthy elitists has nothing to do with lifting up impoverished nations or “saving humanity.” Such a government would instead guarantee global surveillance, global wealth inequality and a world run by the exact corrupt interests currently consolidating wealth and power worldwide. You might want to obtain the DVD: A Woman Rides the Beast with Dave Hunt. It is available for a gift of any amount.
After Same-Sex Marriage Is Polyamory Next?
By: Michael Brown
In 2016, same-sex “marriage” was legalized in Colombia. One year later, the courts have now recognized a polyamorous “family” of three men. And there is no slippery slope. As reported by the Daily Mail, “Actor Victor Hugo Prada and his two partners, sports instructor John Alejandro Rodriguez and journalist Manuel Jose Bermudez, have signed legal papers with a solicitor in the city of Medellin, establishing them as a family unit with inheritance rights. “‘We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family,’ said one of the men, Prada, in a video published by Colombian media on Monday.”
Here in the States, the Associated Press notes that, “More courts [are] allowing 3 parents of 1 child.” An example would be when a lesbian couple has a child with the help of another man, all three of whom become parents. And there is no slippery slope? When candidate Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he knew that he could not reveal his true sentiments about gay “marriage” – this according to David Axelrod – because it would hurt his election chances. And so, he clearly and decisively declared that marriage was the union of a man and a woman. And he said this was his Christian conviction. Today, a Republican congressman is shot in cold blood and liberal news commentators suggest that we can’t forget his record at a time like this. After all, he wanted to pass a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. And there is no slippery slope? It wasn’t that long ago that the Human Rights Campaign felt the need to remove “transgender” from its campaign to pass ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Today, in New York City, you can be fined up to $250,000 for failing to accept the stated identity of a trans employee. And Canada has just passed Bill C-16, which requires it citizens to use whatever gender pronouns a person chooses, as in, “Refer to me as ze and zir rather than he or her.” As the National Post explains, “In other words, failure to use a person’s pronoun of choice — ‘ze,’ ‘zir,’ ‘they’ or any one of a multitude of other potential non-words — will land you in hot water with the commission. That, in turn, can lead to orders for correction, apology, Soviet-like “re-education,” fines and, in cases of continued non-compliance, incarceration for contempt of court.” And there is no slippery slope? In recent years, the media has pushed polygamy, polyamory, and even consensual adult incest, with public opinion gradually shifting towards more acceptances of these lifestyles and acts. And there is no slippery slope? Or perhaps the slippery slope isn’t so bad after all? That was actually the conclusion of a number of liberal students who challenged a talk I gave at a local, secular university: the slippery slope isn’t so bad after all! I was asked to speak on the subject of God and Sex, addressing the question, “Are biblical standards of sexual purity destructive or constructive, helpful or harmful, binding or liberating?” In the lecture, I explained how everything reproduces after its kind. I also explained that we have to look at the trajectory of an idea or action or behavior. Where will it ultimately lead? When it was time for Q & A, several students began to challenge my talk, claiming that there was no such thing as a slippery slope. I asked them if they believed in the concepts of “love is love” and “I have the right to marry the one I love.” They all said yes, no matter how far it went; three people, four, two adult brothers? And should the government be obligated to recognize all these relationships? They answered in the affirmative to all my questions, concluding, “Well, I guess there is a slippery slope, but it’s not wrong.” And that is where our society is heading. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to deny the reality of the slippery slope. The logical next step is to affirm it.
Now U.S. Government Threatens To Take All Your Cash
In the name of fighting terrorism financing, a new U.S. Senate bill threatens to force private corporations to monitor your financial activity and empowers government to seize all your assets if you fail to comply with the new law. Even failure to fill out one form is license for the federal government to take everything you have. Sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senate Bill 1241, “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” was introduced last month and represents what some financial experts say is a new assault on cash and digital currencies. Proponents say it’s needed to fight criminal and terrorist money laundering efforts, yet the banking institutions that will be given orders to look for evidence are themselves the primary architects of the schemes that make this activity profitable on a massive scale. “If the bill becomes law, Americans would be subject to a whole host of government intrusions. One little slip-up would open a Pandora’s Box of governmental inquiry into your financial life,” says Peter Reagan, a financial-market strategist at Birch Gold Group. “For example, failing to complete a single reporting form would result in the government being granted abilities to freeze and seize not just a portion, but the entirety, of your assets. The bill even goes so far as to include the contents of safety-deposit boxes.” As the bill stands today, precious-metals holdings are not covered under the required declarations and most other „monetary instruments’ would be locked down tight. “The war on cash and financial autonomy has been underway for some time,” says Reagan. “But this bill would solidify a serious loss of freedom we’ve feared for years.” Because fighting “terrorism” is one of the purposes of the legislation, it allows any business with government ties to act as a de facto arm of the Department of Homeland Security to take your monetary assets, including Bitcoin and so-called “crypto-currencies.” Claire Bernish, an independent investigative reporter, says the bill would impose “autocratic financial controls in an attempt to ensure none of your assets can escape one of the state’s most nefarious, despised powers: civil forfeiture.” “Civil forfeiture grants the government robbery writ large: your cash, property, and assets can be stolen completely sans due process, your guilt – frequently pertaining to drug „crimes’ – matters not,” Bernish says. “A court verdict of not guilty doesn’t even guarantee the return of state-thefted property.” She says the bill also severely curtails the right to travel freely with more than $10,000 in cash. To do so, a citizen will need to file a report with the U.S. government. Other assets that would be at risk for violations of the law include bank accounts, prepaid cards, gift cards, prepaid phones and prepaid coupons. Violators face prison terms of 10 years. “And if that weren’t enough, this bill also gives them with new authority to engage in surveillance and wiretapping (including phone, email, etc.) if they have even a hint of suspicion that you might be transporting excess „monetary instruments,’” reports Simon Black of SovereignMan.com. “Usually wiretapping authority is reserved for major crimes like kidnapping, human trafficking, felony fraud, etc. Now we can add cash to that list.”
Getting Born-Again: Something YOU Can’t Do!
So many people want to make sure they go to heaven so they try all kinds of things. Joining a church, getting a Christian bumper sticker, buying a Bible, you name it! I too was one of these. I went through all of the outward things until I finally just came to Christ in prayer asking Him to forgive my sins and save me. He did! Maybe you need to do the same. Perhaps you know of others who are trying to be good enough to go to heaven. It can‟t be done! Please, tell others how to get saved. Jesus is the only one who can save people. The only one who can make them to be born-again. Time may be short!
The Coming Convergence…Truth? or Truth Mixed With Error?
Once in a while something comes into the Christian community that causes so many Christians to be caught by storm. So multitudes of Christians storm towards it as if it were Christ Himself. It‟s kinda like the running of the bulls each year. Whenever something like this takes place, it‟s always a good idea to stop in your tracks, maybe even back up a few steps then take a close look at what they‟re chasing after! Then ask yourself the question, is this right? Are we all supposed to be doing this? Is this really scripturally correct in doctrine? This is the case with a film multitudes are flocking to. You may have seen the trailer on line where it shows this young girl walking amongst the debris of a war torn city that was once dwelt by many. As she walks through these ruins, you hear her thoughts about end time Bible prophecy and the mass destructions that have been taking place.
Here‟s the problem. Truth mixed with error. The film mixes things taking place today with things to take place during the tribulation period without our blessed hope. No catching up, no rapture of the Church. (1st. Thess. ch. 4) The rapture of the Church has been under attack for a while and I believe this will get worse as our redemption draws nearer. Ever try to tell an unbeliever about the rapture? They think you‟re crazy right? Maybe that‟s why the Scripture tells us to: “Therefore, comfort one another” with these words.
You might want to obtain the DVD titled: Why Mid and Post Trib. Rapture Just Can’t Happen. By Paul Van Noy. It is available for a gift of any amount.
Americans need to prep for EMP, energy expert warns (WND EXCLUSIVE) North Korea threat looms large following test-fire of ICBM
With the threat of a nuclear-armed North Korea hovering over East Asia, several Japanese cities have begunholding evacuation drills to prepare for a potential missile strike. The possibility seems very real, with North Korea launching ballistic missiles that left and reentered the atmosphere nine times this year. North Korea threatens the United States as well. The communist country previously launched two satellites that orbit over the U.S. and are capable of performing a surprise electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack at an altitude and trajectory that would evade U.S. National Missile Defenses, according to national security expert Peter Vincent Pry. What‟s more, when North Korea performed its first underground nuclear test, American scientists scoffed because it produced an explosion of less than one kiloton, a small fraction of what U.S. nuclear bombs produce. However, that explosion was the perfect size to trigger an EMP event, according to energy expert Jeffrey Yago. And North Korea‟s nuclear tests have gotten bigger since then. “To think that they‟re not looking at this as one way to retaliate against any activity we might take is just fallacy,” Yago told WND. Japan may be preparing for a missile attack, but Yago is far less concerned about a ground-level nuclear explosion than an EMP attack. While most analysts agree North Korea does not yet have a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental U.S., Yago said it‟s clear North Korea does have the technology to create an EMP weapon and detonate it over the center of the United States. An EMP weapon, he said, is easier to make and would be more devastating than a nuclear bomb. “The EMP weapon, if it‟s detonated high above the United States, can cause havoc from one end of the coast to the other, whereas a surface nuclear bomb would certainly be devastating to an area, like a city, but it would be limited to that geographic area, whereas the damage from an EMP could last up to a year and affect the entire country,” Yago said. An EMP weapon would have the power to knock out the U.S. electrical grid, likely causing chaos among the population. Lights would go off, computers and televisions would shut down and cell phones would go dark once their batteries ran out. All electronic appliances that plug into power outlets would cease to operate. Water and gasoline could not be pumped, causing plumbing and vehicular transportation to shut down. Food could no longer be delivered to stores. Credit card readers and cash registers would not work. In Yago‟s view, this is all a real possibility in the U.S., but the country is not prepared for it; which is not to say the federal government has no plan to protect itself from a major disaster. Federal officials and their families have at least three major underground facilities to flee to in case of emergency: Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Pennsylvania, Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center in Virginia and Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado. The three bunkers were set up during the Cold War to ensure continuity of U.S. government operations in case of a nuclear attack. “So I think our government has done a lot to prepare and protect themselves, being able to continue the government of the country, but literally nothing has been done for the citizens,” Yago said. Yago, a licensed engineer and NABCEP certified solar professional, said many of his clients in Virginia have built underground shelters. However, he pointed out the problem is that most underground shelters are built to deal with a nuclear explosion, not an EMP attack. An EMP attack would not decimate buildings and bridges, but it would decimate the power grid. And the government is powerless to take care of Americans in the event of such an attack, according to Yago. “I have two long-term clients who come to me for solar hardware or advice on how to install backup power systems,” the certified energy professional revealed. “One of them works for FEMA and one of them works for Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. And I talk to these guys, I‟m like, „Why are you coming to me? I‟m a nobody. I‟m a guy who‟s here in this little town of about 200 in the middle of nowhere, and you work in Washington, D.C., with FEMA and Homeland Security and you‟re coming to me for advice?‟ And both of them have said they just don‟t have the faith in their agencies to be able to do it.”
Yago said most of the people he runs into who are doing the most prepping are former officials and members of government agencies the public believes are there to protect them from disaster. Such people are more aware of the risks the country faces, yet they realize their agencies can‟t possibly help everyone in a time of crisis. They don‟t want ordinary Americans to know that, Yago said. “The average guy on the street has been convinced by the attitude of this government that there‟s nothing to worry about, that if something goes wrong, why are you preparing?” Yago said. “[They think]: „The government‟s going to help us. We‟ve got FEMA, we‟ve got Homeland Security and we‟ve got all these groups,‟ and the general population is just convinced there‟s no reason to do any preparation at all, that government is going to be there to come rushing in and help you. Well, that‟s physically not possible.” He took New York City as an example. The Big Apple has a population of roughly 8.5 million, so the government would need to provide about 25.5 million meals to feed all of its residents breakfast, lunch and dinner for one day. But an EMP attack would likely knock out the power grid for weeks or even months, and the government could not possibly keep up with the people‟s demand for food. That is to say nothing of water; New York City consumes roughly a billion gallons of water every day. With an EMP damaging the ability to pump water, the government could not come close to providing enough water for everyone. And New York City is only 2.6 percent of the total U.S. population. Yago said it‟s clear Americans can‟t rely on government to get them through an EMP disaster. “Even if our government wanted to help the population if there‟s any type of a major grid-down event, it‟s just physically not possible,” Yago said. “The government made a very conscious decision years ago. They basically recognized there‟s no possible way this government could provide emergency shelter, food, care for millions and millions and millions of people if there‟s a disaster, regardless of what caused it. They just knew they could not, so instead what they said was, „All right, what are we going to do to protect our continuation of government?‟ And that‟s the preparation that‟s been done.” So the government has spent billions on Raven Rock, Mount Weather and about 100 other underground shelters around the country, according to Yago, giving federal officials a safe place to go and continue their work if a disaster strikes. The EMP threat is certainly on Congress‟s radar. The House Committee on Armed Services successfully pushed for the creation of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from EMP Attack as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2001. The committee held hearings to let commission members discuss their findings and recommendations in 2004 and 2008. Therefore, it‟s not as if the government doesn‟t know how to guard against the EMP threat, according to Yago. “At a government level, at a knowledge level, they know what to do,” he said. “I mean, there‟s nothing I can tell them that they don‟t already know from these studies. … They know the first thing they need to do is harden all of these transformers in our grid, in the substations. So they know what to do, they just won‟t budget the money to do it.” Yago said that as things stand right now, it would be easy for a hacker with a laptop to take down the nation‟s power grid. Therefore, he said the government must act on the advice of studies that have already identified the problem and how to guard against it. He also urged the government to strike down existing regulations that don‟t allow electric companies to talk to each other, so they can share information about viruses or other threats with each other.
Ultimately, however, individuals must take their own steps to prepare for the fallout from an EMP strike. He told WND it‟s essential for people to prepare more than just an emergency food and water supply. “The very first thing I ask people is, do you even own a flashlight?” Yago said. “Whether you live in an apartment or a big house or an estate, wherever you live, the number one question is do you own a flashlight? And the number two question is, does it work and do you know where it is? Can you find it in the dark?” It may sound simple, Yago admitted, but many people today don‟t own flashlights. And today‟s LED flashlights can run for weeks on a battery, unlike the flashlights of yesteryear. In addition to flashlights, Yago recommends everyone gets a battery-powered radio, as well as an alternative method of charging their cell phone. In the event of an EMP, people would be unable to plug their cell phones into the wall and recharge them once the batteries ran out. “Individuals have to understand that they need an alternative way to charge up a cell phone, and the easiest way to do that is with a little fold-up solar charger,” Yago advised. “They cost $30; you can order them off Amazon. You can put them in the glove compartment, you can put them in the kitchen drawer, and they‟ll easily charge up a cell phone. And if you don‟t want solar, you can buy an entire bag full of batteries for $10.” Yago believes the grid will go down at some point, whether it‟s from a North Korean EMP attack, a computer hack or a combination of the two. He worries about the widespread devastation it will cause, especially in major cities, if Americans choose to rely on the government and fail to take their own steps to prepare. “The kinds of things that keep me up at night are not so much the power going out, but the long-term effects that would have on the population,” he warned.
Coming Soon:The Most Unusual (And Significant?) Solar Eclipse In U.S. History
August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch. It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States. In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else. And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl. Close to 200 million people live within a day’s drive of “the totality zone”, and many are projecting that this will be the most-viewed eclipse ever. In fact, many hotels and campsites along the path of the eclipse are already completely booked. So if you want to see it live, you better make your arrangements quickly. Of course the “main event” will not last for very long. Depending on the location, the total eclipse will only last for about two – three minutes; but if you count from the time that the moon will begin to cover the sun until the time when the sun is completely uncovered again, it will take approximately two and a half hours for the entire process to unfold. The following comes from Newsweek…
If you are in the band of totality, you will see (if you look through special ‘solar filters’ that darken the Sun by a factor of about 100,000) the Moon gradually covering the sun for about 75 min, then the beautiful totality, and then the uncovering for another 75 min. Of course in the heavens things will be taking place at very high speed. For example, the moon’s shadow will actually be crossing the U.S. at a speed of close to 1,700 miles per hour. And even if you are not in the “totality zone”, you will still notice what is happening on August 21st. That is because this eclipse will actually cast a “shadow” over the entire nation. Could it be possible that has some sort of significance? I don’t know, but without a doubt there will be a whole lot of speculation going on as we get closer to the date. Many have pointed out that this solar total eclipse in 2017 will be followed by another total solar eclipse nearly seven years later on April 8th, 2024. And when you plot the projected courses of these two solar eclipses on a map, they form a giant “X” over the center of the United States…
Could this be some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence?
And if it isn’t a coincidence, what could it mean?
I am afraid that I don’t have the answers to those questions right now, but I do find it to be extremely interesting that the heart of this “X” just happens to fall in the middle of the New Madrid fault zone. Back in 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid Fault zone was hit by a series of absolutely massive earthquakes. At one point the shaking was so bad that it even caused church bells in Boston to start ringing. If similar earthquakes happened in our day and time, the damage would be absolutely unimaginable. The following comes from Smithsonian.com…
The Midwest was sparsely populated, and deaths were few. But 8-year-old Godfrey Lesieur saw the ground “rolling in waves.” Michael Braunm observed the river suddenly rise up “like a great loaf of bread to the height of many feet.” Sections of riverbed below the Mississippi rose so high that part of the river ran backward. Thousands of fissures ripped open fields, and geysers burst from the earth, spewing sand, water, mud and coal high into the air.
Could you imagine “thousands of fissures” suddenly opening up all over the middle of the country? One insurance company tried to estimate what the economic toll would be if similar quakes happened today, and they came up with a figure of “about 300 billion dollars”…
A series of big shakes — of the sort last seen in 1811 and 1812 — would cause about $300 billion in damage, Swiss Re says. The cost would be double the damage from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.
Houses — especially brick ones — would collapse. Buildings would sink sideways into liquefying earth. Bridges might tumble into the rivers. The route of the Mississippi River could change — as it did in the last big quake.
People would die, perhaps by the thousands. Being mainly a property reinsurer, Swiss Re didn’t estimate the human toll.
And we should also consider the fact that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone, and so during a major catastrophe we could be looking at Fukushima times 15. Let us hope that the next major New Madrid earthquake is put off for as long as possible. Nobody should ever want to see that kind of devastation. But scientists tell us that the Earth’s crust is “mechanically weaker” under the New Madrid fault zone than it is in other areas of the country, and they assure us that given enough time there will be more massive quakes in the region someday. It is entirely possible that it could just be a complete coincidence that these two eclipses form a giant “X” directly over the heart of the New Madrid fault zone, but I think that it would be a mistake to dismiss this phenomenon altogether without reflecting on what it might mean. Because as Pastor Mark Biltz has pointed out, it appears that God specifically used solar eclipses back in Biblical times…
“An archaeological find of cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC.
The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived a couple months later. When Jonah arrived, they were ripe for repentance.”
Our world is a very strange place, and it is getting stranger with each passing day. And one thing is absolutely certain – the entire nation will be looking up into the sky on August 21st, and what they will see will be truly historic.
You can go online to https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2017-august-21 And look up any state to get times of the eclipse!!
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