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CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..April 2018
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First, thank you so much to those of you who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support. You guys are the real heroes!

The disciples celebrate Passover-Not Easter! Should Christians celebrate Easter on April 1st ? Or any other date? Most Christians are unaware that Easter is a pagan festival surreptitiously merged with Christianity.

This year—for the first time since 1945—Easter Sunday is on April 1, 2018.

Easter is not a Christian holiday. The word Easter is not even scriptural; it does not exist in true translations of the bible. Easter was smuggled into the King James Bible in Acts 12:4, where it was substituted for the original word; “Passover:”. “When (Herod) had apprehended (Peter), he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternion‘s of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.” As a matter of fact, the word Easter only appears in the King James Version of English bible translations. It does not exist in any other English bible translation. Even the King James Version was forced to remove it from its revised version, known as the New King James Version. Queen of Heaven Most Christians are unaware that Easter is a pagan festival surreptitiously merged with Christianity. Noah‘s son, Ham, married a woman called Ashtoreth. In some cultures, Ashtoreth is called Ishtar, which is transliterated in English as Easter. Ashtoreth made herself ” the Queen of Heaven;” the goddess of fertility and became an object of worship. This idol worship of Ashtoreth, later camouflaged in Christendom as Easter, is specifically forbidden in the scriptures. God says: “The women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? Do they not provoke themselves, to the shame of their own faces? Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, my anger and my fury will be poured out on this place.” (Jeremiah 7:17-20). God punished Israel for succumbing to the worship of Ashtoreth (Ishtar): “They forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtoreth‘s. And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So he delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them.” (Judges 2:13-14). Accordingly, Samuel counseled Israel to forsake Ashtoreth (Ishtar) worship: “Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, ‘If you return to the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreth‘s from among you, and prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve him only; and he will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” (1 Samuel 7:3). Sun worship Ham and Ashtoreth gave birth to a son called Nimrod. After Ham‘s death, Nimrod married Ashtoreth; his own mother, and became a powerful king of ancient Babylon. When Nimrod was also killed, Ashtoreth deified him as sun-god or life-giver. Indeed, Easter means “movement towards the rising sun.” It pertains to the religious rites of people who worship the sun and the signs of the heavens. Sun worship is expressly forbidden in the scriptures. Ezekiel says: “I was then led into the temple‘s inner courtyard, where I saw about twenty-five men standing near the entrance, between the porch and the altar. Their backs were to the LORD‘s temple, and they were bowing down to the rising sun. God said, ‘Ezekiel, it‘s bad enough that the people of Judah are doing these disgusting things.'” (Ezekiel 8:16-17). Nevertheless, following this pagan tradition, “Sunrise Services” are conducted on Easter Sunday mornings in many Christian denominations. Hot crossed buns In Western Europe, it is traditional to eat hot-crossed buns on Easter Sunday morning. This is where we get the limerick: “Hot crossed buns; hot crossed buns. One a-penny, two a-penny, hot crossed buns.” These small sweet buns are usually decorated with solar crosses made of white icing. They were consecrated in ancient Greece to the goddess of the sunrise. In ancient Babylon, the buns were offered to the Queen of Heaven; the goddess of Easter. Pagan Lent After the death of Nimrod, Ashtoreth (Ishtar) gave birth to Tammuz, a son she claimed was Nimrod reborn. When Tammuz was killed by a wild boar, Ashtoreth instituted an annual ritual of 40 days of mourning for Baal worshippers, when no meat was allowed to be eaten. This pagan tradition of “weeping for Tammuz” is specifically proscribed in the scriptures. God said to Ezekiel: “Turn again, and you will see greater abominations that they are doing.” So he brought me to the door of the north gate of the LORD‘S house; and to my dismay, women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz.” (Ezekiel 8:13-14). Nevertheless, weeping for Tammuz has been absorbed into Christianity by the institution of Lent; a 40-day period of fasting and prayer observed in some Christian denominations as a prelude to Easter. Just like Easter, Lent is not scriptural. Neither the word nor the custom exist in the bible. Lent begins, according to Christian tradition, on Ash Wednesday; which is also pagan. The ashes were said to be the seed of the Indian fire god, Agni, deemed to have the power to forgive sins. Easter egg Because of their prolific nature in reproduction, rabbits were associated with Ishtar, the goddess of fertility. This is where Christians borrowed the tradition of the Easter bunny. Ancient Babylonians believed an egg fell into the Euphrates River from the moon. Queen Ishtar was apparently “hatched” from this egg. This moon egg was called Ishtar‘s egg; which became in Christendom Easter egg. Shifting date have you noticed that your birthday falls on different days from year to year? So how come the celebration of Easter always falls on Friday and on Sunday?

Moreover, unlike your birthday, the date for Easter changes from year to year. Sometimes it is in March; sometimes in April. Easter moves from year to year because the date has nothing to do with the death and resurrection of Jesus but with the changing cycles of the moon. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first Vernal Equinox full moon; which is consecrated by pagans as Ishtar‘s Sunday. This signifies the astronomical arrival of spring. The pagan belief is that the sun dies at winter (Christmas) and is reborn at spring (Easter). Good Saturday Good Friday is also a misnomer. Jesus was not crucified on a Friday. The week in which he was crucified contained two Sabbaths and he was crucified on a Wednesday. The following Thursday was a high 2 Sabbath day; the first day of unleavened bread. Jesus did not resurrect on a Sunday. He resurrected on a Saturday, which was a regular weekly Sabbath day different from the high Sabbath of the preceding Thursday. Mary Magdalene discovered the empty tomb on Sunday morning, while it was still dark. Christians should realize that from Friday evening to Sunday morning does not constitute three days and three nights in the grave, but one day and two nights. The decision to change the day of the resurrection to Sunday was simply a continuation of the Babylonian tradition. Nimrod was ostensibly resurrected on a Sunday; a day devoted to worshipping the sun. By AD 321, Constantine established Sunday as part of the official state religion, and the Sabbath was statutorily changed from Saturday to Sunday. Christians should desist from celebrating Easter: “Thus says the LORD: “Learn not the way of the nations, nor be dismayed at the signs of the heavens because the nations are dismayed at them, for the customs of the peoples are vanity.‘”  (Jeremiah 10:2-3).

This year we have three things taking place on April 1st , Passover, April fool‘s Day, and National Atheist Day. The Atheist had been begging for their own national holiday for a long time. It was finally given to them on April 1, aka April fool‘s Day. It is interesting the scripture states, “it is the fool that says in his heart there is no God.” It was on an April fool‘s day there was a debate between Ray Comfort, a Christian and Ron Barrier, an atheist. If you would like a copy of this rare DVD it is available for a gift of any amount this month. Simply ask for the DVD, “The Atheism Debate

Does the date of Billy Graham’s death symbolize Moses? From: Billy’s daughter Anne. ‘When he died, that was something very strategic from heaven’s viewpoint’

Anne Graham… Many had a feeling there was some significance to the date her famous father, Billy Graham, died – Feb. 21. So, she says, she began researching. “When he died, that was something very strategic from heaven‘s point of view,” Many said during her portion of the eulogy at her father‘s funeral Friday March 2, 2018. “I know that before the foundations of the world were laid, Feb. 21, 2018 was the date that God chose to take my father home. Why?”  When Anne researched the date, she discovered that Feb. 21, 2018, is the day Jews focus on the Scripture reading that deals with the death of Moses. ‘Moses was the great liberator, “Anne Lotz says. “He brought millions of people out of bondage, slavery, got them to the edge of the Promised Land, and God took him to heaven.” After Moses‘ death God raised up Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. “My father was also a great liberator,” Lotz says. “He brought millions of people out of bondage to sin, and gets us to the edge of heaven, the edge of the Promised Land, and God has called him home. And could it be that God is going to bring Joshua into the Promised Land, lead us into heaven?” The name “Joshua” in Hebrew is the same name as Jesus – pronounced Yeshua. “I believe this is a shot across the bow of heaven, and I believe God is saying, “Wake up, church! Wake up, world! Wake up, Anne! Jesus is coming. Jesus is coming,'” Lotz says. “Jesus said that when the gospel is preached to the whole world as it is today in this service, as it is through churches, missionaries, ministries, Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “When the gospel is preached, then the end will come.'” Billy Graham a 33rd Degree Mason? I keep getting stuff from people about Billy Graham being a high ranking mason. Billy was made an honorary mason as was George Washington and almost every president since. This is what masons do. Billy never had to do any of the secret occult Masonic practices. He did use his status to be able to get himself into places he wouldn‘t have been able to otherwise. Including meeting with, praying for and counseling with so many presidents and other high ranking government leaders. What you don‘t hear about is that one evening, Billy‘s father attended one of those revival tent meetings and when the alter call came; he went forward and got saved. But unlike all the others that went home, he stayed there praying for another three days and three nights. We don‘t know everything he prayed but I‘m sure Billy Graham was a result of those prayers. We should all take prayer much more seriously!

The God Makers – A Shocking Expose of What the Mormon Church Really Believes

by Ed Decker, Dave Hunt

Publication date 1984
Topics Latter-day Saints, LDS, Mormonism, Religion, History, Secret Societies, Christianity, Freemasonry, Satanism, Mystery Babylon
Collection opensource
Language English
289 pages, 1997 edition –

Mormons claim to follow the same God and the same Jesus as Christians. They also state that their gospel comes from the Bible. But are they telling the truth? The God Makers, one of the most powerful books to penetrate the veil of secrecy surrounding the rituals and doctrines of the Mormon Church, reveals the inner workings and beliefs of Mormonism. Through personal interviews and well documented evidence, you’ll discover the true nature of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its hidden worldwide agenda. This book is now out of print! You can still find copies online or in some book stores, but not sure for how long.

Why You Should Consider a Root Cellar

By Mark W. Prepping 101

Food preservation and storage is a large part of being a prepper. For most of us, our very first action as a prepper was to buy some food (probably rice and beans) and put it away in 3 our basement or pantry. We instinctively recognize our need for food and the fact that we are dependent on a fragile supply chain in order to keep eating. Those first purchases can easily come out of that, without even a passing familiarity with the idea of prepping. But food storage has its problems. If all we do is buy a couple of bags of rice and beans, hiding them in the corner of our basement, there‘s a good possibility that when we go back for that food, it will have been attacked by insects and rodents. Of course, that problem doesn‘t exist with canned foods, as canning is still, in many ways, the ultimate food preservation technique. But canned food is heavier and takes up more room than dried food does. Cans can become damaged or rusty as well, destroying their integrity. The other problem with stockpiling food is that of space. Modern homes are not designed with an overabundance of storage, regardless of how much we need it. Unless your home has an unfinished basement, chances are that you don‘t have enough storage for the things you‘ve accumulated over the years, let alone having space that you can set aside for stockpiling food and other survival supplies. In the area where I live homes don‘t have basements, due to the high water table. So even though I have a large home, it is very limited in the available storage space. We have an attic, with a pull-down ladder to get into it, but that‘s the wrong place to store food. It can easily top 130°F up there in the summertime, which is hard on many food products. For many, the solution is to buy a shipping container or rent one of those mini-storage spaces. But those solutions both have problems. Shipping containers can get as hot as my attic in the summertime and cold enough to freeze in the winter. And a rented storage space isn‘t a whole lot better; besides being off-site, which carries its own risks. So what do we do?

This is where it might be a good idea to turn back to the solutions of our ancestors. For them, the obvious answer to their food storage needs was to go underground, either using preexisting caves or excavating their own to make a root cellar. A root cellar is nothing more than an underground pantry. The name comes from the fact that they were primarily used for the storage of root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc.). Keeping these underground extended their shelf-life, much like keeping them in a refrigerator does. But the root cellar doesn‘t require electricity as it is naturally cooled by being underground. Adding a root cellar to your home or homestead does two important things for you. First of all, it provides you with an area which you can dedicate to food storage, as you build your prepping stockpile. No longer would you have to stack five-gallon buckets of rice and beans behind the sofa or hide them in the closet. They would be in an out of the way place; and more importantly, out of sight of nosy friends and neighbors. In addition, you would have natural refrigeration for use when the power goes out. While root cellars don‘t typically get as cold as a refrigerator, they will get down to about 55°F, which is good enough to keep a lot of food from spoiling, especially vegetables. However, before grabbing your shovel, I‘d recommend counting the cost. Building a root cellar isn‘t exactly a cheap undertaking. The one prefab root cellar that is on the market costs several thousand dollars; well beyond what many people can afford to pay. While building your own is considerably cheaper, you can still expect to invest a couple of grand and a lot of backbreaking labor in the project. There are a few makeshift options that I‘ve seen, which would work. The best of these is to install an old refrigerator (non-working) into the ground, lying on its back with the door facing up. Roughly the same thing can be done with a large, heavy-duty storage bin. While not far underground, when covered with a layer of insulation, such as straw, these options will keep your food cool. But that‘s only going to give you limited storage space. One of the best options I‘ve seen is to build a root cellar in the corner of your basement, assuming you have a basement to use. Basements enjoy the same advantage of being cooler, because they are underground. Properly built, with the right ductwork to let the cool night air in and vent the warmer air out, a basement root cellar will work fairly well. The other advantage of a basement root cellar is that it is contained within your home. In a post-disaster scenario, where you would be trying to hide your food from prying eyes, runs to an outdoor root cellar might be noticed, but runs to your basement would be concealed from sight.

While that‘s a great investment in your family‘s security, don‘t count on it raising the value of your home. Few will understand the true value of having a root cellar in their backyard, and so would most likely just close it up and keep it closed. So consider building yourself a root cellar; the added storage space, as well as the ability to have refrigeration without electrical power is well worth the cost and effort. You won‘t have to can all the produce from your garden either; you‘ll have someplace to keep it cool and ready for use. Sounds like a good fit with keeping your powder dry and your survival equipment close at hand.

What is Fish Mox?

Need some penicillin? Penicillin is one of those wonder drugs that work so well for infections, but you may not be able to get any unless you go to see a doctor first. Recently I ended up with an infection, so I stopped by the local clinic to see about getting some penicillin to get rid of it faster, and I was denied! So I came home and started looking through my prepper stuff and found a bottle of something I forgot I had. It is called Fish Mox. Basically it is penicillin to put in fish tanks. But it turns out that people use this more than fish! The main ingredient is called, Amoxicillin Trihydrate, which is a broad spectrum antibiotic that works great for so many infections! It can be purchased inexpensively online or in most aquarium stores.

Here is the phone number where you can obtain this great prepper medicine without a prescription. 1-800-313-5737; 1 capsule of 500Mg, 8 hours apart. ‘

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Army of Islam’ would be world’s biggest military. Turkey hints at forming 5-million-strong alliance against Israel

A depiction of an “Army of Islam‘ against Israel published in the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak (courtesy MEMRI) When Turkey‘s semi-official newspaper Yeni Şafak called for urgent action in forming a 57-nation “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack Israel, a suggestion undoubtedly approved with at least a wink and nod by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, it would signal the possible intent to create the largest military force on the planet – one nearly as large as the total population of the Jewish state. The report came just ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and was published under the headline “What if an Army of Islam was formed against Israel?” It was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. But it wasn‘t a rhetorical question. It was actually a suggestion to combine the military forces of all Islamic countries to overwhelm the Israeli army in manpower, budget and equipment – even boasting with statistics. On Dec. 12, 2017, ahead of the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak, which is close to Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party, published an article titled “A Call for Urgent Action,” which also appeared on the paper‘s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?” The article called on the 57 member states of the OIC to form a joint “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack the state of Israel. It notes that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in manpower, equipment and budget, and presents statistics to prove this. It also advocates establishing joint bases for the army‘s ground, air and naval forces that will arrive from all over the Muslim world to besiege Israel, while noting that Pakistan, as the only nuclear country, has “a special status” among the OIC countries. Much of the information in the article was provided by Turkey‘s SADAT International Defense and Consulting Company, which provides consultancy on defense and warfare, both conventional and unconventional, and on military organization, training and gear. The company promotes pan-Islamic military cooperation. According to its mission statement, it seeks “to establish defense collaboration and defense industry cooperation among Islamic countries, to help the Islamic world take its rightful place among the superpowers by providing … strategic consultancy and training services to the militaries and homeland security forces of Islamic countries.” The SADAT Company was founded by Erdoğan‘s senior adviser on military affairs, retired Gen. Adnan Tanrıverdi, and is chaired by his son, Melih Tanrıverdi. Adnan Tanrıverdi served in the Turkish army‘s artillery corps and is an expert on asymmetric warfare. He was dismissed from the Turkish military in 1996 for his Islamist leanings. In the report, Israel is described as “the outpost of the new Crusade and a dagger in the heart of Islam,” and “the eyes, ears and fist of the Christian World.” “If the OIC member states unite and form a joint military force, it will be the largest army in the world,” the newspaper report said. “These countries‘ total population is 1,674,526,931. The number of soldiers in active service in these countries is at least 5,206,100. Their [overall] military defense budget, of $174.7 billion, is also worthy of emphasis.” It continues by contrasting the size of this potential Islamic force with Israel‘s military capabilities. “As for Israel, it is significantly inferior,” the report said. “The population of this country, which attempted to occupy Jerusalem while surrounded by Muslim states, is 8,049,314. Note that the population of Istanbul alone exceeds 14 million. The number of soldiers in active service in the [Israeli] occupation forces is 160,000, and [Israel‘s] defense budget is approximately $15.6 billion. The report suggested the formation of a “Jerusalem Task Group” to take steps to form an Islamic army that would besiege Israel. “In a possible military operation, the first step is expected to involve 250,000 soldiers, and the establishment of joint land, air and naval bases for use in the short term,” explained the report. It would include the mobilization of 500 tanks and armored vehicles, 100 war planes, 500 attack helicopters and 50 warships and submarines. Interactive maps provided information on specific bases and operations against Israel. “Turkey will serve as an important headquarters during the operation, due to its land, air and naval infrastructures,” the report continued. “The Turkish army, which carried out “Operation Euphrates Shield‘ [in Syria in 2017] with great success, is now ranked the world‘s seventh strongest army, and the second largest army among the NATO powers. Turkey has approximately 4,000 tanks and 1,000 war planes and other aircraft. Its navy made significant progress during the last years, with 194 vessels at its disposal.” The report also noted Pakistan, with its nuclear arsenal, “has important status among the 57 Muslim countries.” In a statement, Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein described President Donald Trump‘s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital as a blow to Muslims, and added: “The Malaysian armed forces are ready to fulfill their duty regarding Jerusalem.”

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Ending Note…

Thank you again ever so much to those who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support! Both of which are greatly needed and greatly appreciated in this late hour.

Yours because His:
Jim

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