CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..
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September 2016 Newsletter PDF VERSION
Greetings in Jesus…!
So here we are in September already! This is the month when the aspens up here turn gold, orange and red. It truly is a beautiful sight to see! But it’s also when the bears start to be more aggressive searching for food knowing they must prepare for the harsh winter ahead. And then they are ready to sleep right through it. It’s interesting to me how the Lord instilled to all His creation all the way from bears to ants and everything in between the time to be ready for major changes coming and what to do to prepare for them. Yet man still doesn’t quite get it. Jesus talked about this and how we can look at the sky and see what kind of weather is coming but yet we fail to discern the times in which we live.
Thank you so much to those of you who do understand the times in which we live and help this ministry continue in this late hour with your serious prayers as well as your gifts of support. You guys are the real heroes!
Media Silent as Persecution of Christians Escalates
Reports from mission organizations around the world tell us that millions of Christians are being persecuted for their faith, with more than 7,000 having been murdered just within the last year. However, few in the West are hearing about it as the media ignores the growing threat that Christians face. A recent survey mapped out the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. This year’s list, recorded using a points system, reveals persecution of Christians is actually on the rise. Highlights were as follows:
– North Korea has been named the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian for the 14th year running.
– Iraq has replaced Somalia as the second most dangerous place to be a Christian.
– Eritrea, now nicknamed the ‘North Korea of Africa’ due to high levels of dictatorial paranoia, follows at number three.
– Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan, in that order, comprise the next three most difficult places for Christians.
– Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Libya make up the final four of the top ten countries in that order.
– From the rest of the countries, the lowest ranking country in 2013, Niger, had 35 points. This year’s lowest ranking country, Oman, had 53 points, still an increase of more than 50 percent.
– India, the second most populous country in the world, has seen persecution levels rise dramatically for the third straight year, rising to number 17 from a ranking of 31 in 2013. Lisa Pearce, CEO of Open Doors UK & Ireland, said: “This is a cause of great concern. Many countries have dropped down the list, not because persecution there is decreasing, but simply because others are getting worse faster.”
Pearce added with a mixture of concern and hope: “The persecution of Christians is getting worse, in every region in which we work – and it’s getting worse fast. In many parts of the world, despite the pressure and the often terrible cost, the church continues to grow. There is always hope, and yet we are in unmarked territory – the pace and scale of persecution of Christians is unprecedented and growing fast.” Indications are that, by geographical spread, most of these deaths and persecutions are carried out by Muslims. Christian charity Open Doors, (separately described a humanitarian relief organization that specializes in helping Christians who are persecuted worldwide), compiled the list.
The organization said extreme Islamic fundamentalism is rising most sharply in sub-Saharan Africa, where more people are killed for their Christian faith than anywhere else in the world. From an individual country perspective, North Korea is by far the biggest culprit and antagonist against the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christians. Mansfield noted that in North Korea it is estimated 70,000 Christians are currently in prison or labor camps because of their faith- which is illegal under Kim Jong-un’s regime. Christians are forced to worship in secret and risk torture and death to do so.
Iraq has been named the second most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian where the church is on the brink of being wiped out. Christians have been increasingly persecuted by Islamic extremists.
The Christian population or Iraq has been decimated from two million in 2003 to less than 200,000 today. Thousands were forced from their homes when Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists captured large swathes of territory. Christians in Iraq face abduction, sexual abuse and death threats at the hands of the extremists.
In Syria, Christians have been targeted by crazed jihadis as well as being caught up in the ongoing civil war. With an estimated 772,000 Christians, it is forbidden to be a Christian in ISIS- controlled areas. In areas outside of ISIS control, it is illegal for people to convert from Islam. Christian villages have been attacked by ISIS terrorists and it is estimated 3,000 Christians were forced to leave their homes in February 2015 alone and hostages were executed.
In recognition of the scale and ferocity of these persecutions, a petition with more than 400,000 signatures has been submitted to the UN calling for the Security Council to formally declare the persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria as genocide. In a separate report by Hollie McKay published in FoxNews.com, only a handful of mostly sick or elderly Christians remain in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, and Syrian Christians fear the forces that have brought that city’s population of Gospel followers to the brink of extinction could do the same for the entire nation. An estimated dozen Christian families are still in the northern city, forced under threat of execution to convert, pay an “infidel” tax or go into hiding. Forbidden from leaving, they are also in danger of dying from attacks directed at ISIS by Damascus, Russia, and the U.S.-led Western coalition.
“We are trying to help them escape or stay safe, in hiding,” said Ayman Abdel Nour, executive director of Syrian Christians for Peace. “Their life is horrible. The people of Raqqa are being forced to live like it was 1,400 years ago.”
The Rev. Ibrahim Nseir, pastor of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and the Presbyterian Church in Aleppo, told FoxNews.com from the conflict-torn city: “We are facing terrorist action in the whole geography of Syria…They are destroying our churches, killing and kidnapping Christians, stealing our homes and our businesses.” In Eritrea, believers have been imprisoned in metal shipping containers in scorching temperatures and forced to work long hours of manual labor. In Afghanistan, it is believed there are just a few thousand Christians, as those converting from Islam risk arrest. Buildings used as underground churches have been attacked and ex-pat Christians have been killed. Based on these reports, it would seem that Christians within the West are much safer. Not quite – as a recent reminder by Chris Tomlinson for breitbart.com would indicate. Tomlinson’s report makes reference to a new study showing that potentially thousands of Christians have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants. Markus Rode, a member of Open Doors said that the study is only “the tip of the iceberg” and called for more action to address the problem, Frankfurter Allgemeine reported. Volker Baumann of Action for Persecuted Christians (AVC) claimed that up to 40,000 Christians are being persecuted for their faith in Germany according to the group’s research.
Baumann joined Rode and several others who represent Christian charities at a press conference where they recommended that the German government house Christians in separate homes, increase the number of non-Muslim security guards, and reach out to Christian migrants who may not report incidents of abuse for fear of reprisal from Muslims in their asylum homes.
It’s not just in Germany either. According to Breitbart London reports, Christian refugees now in European asylum homes are finding more and more that they are in as much danger from radical Muslims in Europe as they were in their home countries. Most attacks include verbal insults, physical assaults and death threats against themselves and family members. The perpetrators of most of the attacks were fellow migrants who look down on converts and believe them to be apostates. More interesting was the prevalence of Muslim security guards who participated in the attacks.
Almost half of those surveyed said they had received abuse from security guards and in the German capital of Berlin the figure rose to two-thirds. Many of the security guards hired to keep order and protect migrants regularly come from migrant backgrounds themselves and even more often have no qualifications.
In Berlin, Christian refugees were threatened after they refused to take part in Islamic prayers with Muslims from Iran and Afghanistan. About 80% of refugees surveyed say there’s a need for separate accommodation for Christians and Muslims. Others say seminars should be held for all refugees on German law, rights and the freedom of religion. Such arguments, of course, are purely academic where the invaders do not recognize the rule of law, refuse to assimilate into the culture, and there is no enforcement of the law by the host country. Perhaps there has never been a greater time or need for support of Christians under persecution throughout the world. The prayers, giving and encouragement from Christian organizations and individuals towards alleviating the sufferings of their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ remain critical. The forces of Satan and darkness are hard at work to steal, kill and destroy in these last days with the prime target being true believers in Jesus Christ.
However, the words of Jesus still ring true today, more than ever before regarding His church: “…the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it”. (Matthew 16:18)
Unbroken in China: The Growing Chinese Church
The greater the persecution, the greater the revival; it’s a phrase Chinese Christians are using these days, and with good reason. You’ve probably heard a lot about China in the news lately: How it’s threatening peace in the Pacific by building military bases on artificial islands. You’ve heard presidential candidates warn that China may soon overtake the U. S. as the leading global economic power. But what you probably didn’t realize is that China is ready to overtake the U. S. in another area: the size of its Christian population.
You see, despite years of often savage oppression, the church in China is growing by leaps and bounds. Yu Jie, a writer and dissident from China, tells the story powerfully in the August issue of First Things magazine. Yu reports that since 1949, when the communists took over and Christian missionaries were expelled, the number of Christians in China have multiplied from half a million to more than 60 million today. If current growth rates continue, “by 2030, Christians in China will exceed 200 million . . . making China the country with the largest Christian population in the world.”
And Yu, who became disillusioned with communism after the Tiananmen Square massacre, might very well be a little bit cautious in his estimates. The respected Operation World prayer guide counts not 60 million but 105 million Christians of all kinds in the country, far outstripping the 70 million or so members of the Communist Party!
Either way, it’s easy to see that the Chinese Church has been unbroken by decades of communist opposition. These days few Chinese outside the Party believe in communism, and the Church has begun to fill the resulting spiritual and worldview vacuums.
“Groups of young, well-educated, active professionals have gathered in urban churches,” Yu says, “smashing the stereotype in many Chinese people’s minds of Christians as elderly, infirm, sick, or disabled. These churches … are a first step toward Christians assuming leadership in the development of a Chinese civil society independent of government control.”
Perhaps that’s why the regime has begun cracking down on Christians of late. According to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, “Over the past year, the Chinese government has stepped up its persecution of religious groups deemed a threat to the state’s supremacy and maintenance of a socialist society. Christian communities have borne a significant brunt of the oppression, with numerous churches bulldozed and crosses torn down.” Yet as Yu reports, “Chinese Christians have refused to give in.” In fact, Yu says, “One of the phrases I have heard most often among them is: ‘the greater the persecution, the greater the revival.'” I am thrilled to tell you that many Christians in China are finding inspiration from one of my personal heroes–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor who stood against and was executed by the Nazis.
Yu says, “Chinese Christians also see in Bonhoeffer a man who dared wage war as an ant on an elephant. He found wisdom and courage in Jesus, knowing that Jesus exists for others, and those who follow him should do the same.” And that’s what Chinese Christians, unbroken by this latest round of persecution, are doing–living for others, no matter what. The churches have a large and growing presence in serving their non-Christian neighbors in the name of Christ, Operation World reports. They’re also active in evangelism, both at home and abroad. And folks, they deserve our prayers.
Is the Current Pope the False Prophet of Scripture?
Well, we certainly are living in some interesting times,” The end times!” I just got a new DVD in from my friend David Bay with Cutting Edge Ministries having to do with Bible prophecy and a major part the pope may play just weeks from now on September 11th. That’s right, 9-11! Let me tell you what’s on the back of the cover here: The global elite has devised a way by which they intend to finally form the one world religion and stage the Roman Catholic pope as the top leader of this global religion. That makes the pope the false prophet, the 2nd beast of Rev. 13. What is this way they devised? At just the right moment in time, after wars and threats of other wars in the Middle East, a uniting of a world religion will be announced, where all major members of monotheistic faiths can come together, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Not true born-again believers of course, but the counterfeit; Roman Catholicism. The world believes Roman Catholicism is Christian and the pope is the leader of Christianity. But there’s your one world religion that’s suppose to bring about peace & safety. And you know what happens when all start saying peace & safety right? Sudden destruction comes upon them! Now get this! The Jerusalem Post carried a story on June 27th of this year saying that this would be carried out starting Sept. 5th through 11th concluding on 9-11! Now the Illuminati or those who believe they’re more illuminated than anyone else announced this plan to its elitists 25 years ago back in August of 1991 but now it’s being implemented! Can the anti-christ be far behind the arrival of the false prophet? I doubt it! The way I understand it, the Church must be removed BEFORE the anti-christ shows up on the scene. But this could be soon! If you would like to obtain this new DVD titled: Is the Current Pope the False Prophet of Scripture, it’s available for gift of any amount this month and do feel free to get this out to others!
We’ve lost another One!
(Jim Spencer pictured)As most of you know, I was raised as a Mormon, but a very rare thing happened to me in 1974; I got saved! There are 3 main reasons why it’s so rare for a Mormon to get saved. #1, we felt we were already Christians. In fact, we thought we were so much better than any other denomination. After all, we didn’t smoke, drink, chew or run around with those who do, in other words, we trusted in our own righteousness, #2, there are so many parallels between Mormonism, freemasonry and Satanism that Satan has a stronghold over this cult, and #3, so many Christians are told, usually by their pastors, don’t talk to Mormons. Just stay away from them! Shame on you pastors! But there’s a strange thing that happens to Mormons that do get saved. Once we realize that our family and all other Mormons are lost and on their way to hell, we realize the importance of getting other Mormons and everyone else saved. Now when we do this, we start getting all these fiery arrows coming in from the enemy so most of the time we don’t last very long, as far as ministry goes. I’ve experienced all of this. Now there was another Mormon man who got saved named Jim Spencer. He not only got saved but went on to become a pastor of a Christian church, but Jim never lost his love for the Mormon people. He was always trying to reach out to them with the truth. Got pretty good at it too! I’m speaking of him in the past tense now because he’s gone to be with the Lord. This took place on Sunday July 31. 2016. But before he left he made a video titled: Mormon Archeology: Absolute Proof against the Myth of Mormonism. This DVD is available for a gift of any amount this month! Let’s get it out to as many as we can, especially pastors and Mormons!! Feel free to make copies and give away!
Secret Service Whistleblower: Hillary Has Major Neurological Problems: Source says big announcement from Clinton campaign about her health coming soon- from Infowars.
A Secret Service source has told Infowars that Hillary Clinton has major neurological health problems and that a big announcement regarding her medical situation is coming soon. The Secret Service source reached out to Infowars reporter Joe Biggs during the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland and confirmed the following information; Hillary has a very serious neurological degeneration which could be Parkinson’s disease;
– Around half a million dollars has been spent to specially adapt three SUVs in which Hillary travels to provide lowered floors and disabled access to prevent Hillary from tripping.
– Hillary’s staff is so intent on keeping reporters away from Clinton because she is at risk of petit mal seizures that can be triggered by camera flashes; – Hillary has major problems with balance, difficulties with walking and keeps falling down;
– Hillary’s campaign will be forced into making a big announcement soon regarding her medical condition;
– The source told us that this information was relayed to the press by others, but they were too afraid to run it, so Infowars was reached out to directly by the Secret Service in Cleveland three weeks ago because they trusted us to run this news unfiltered. The revelations correlate with other information provided by federal agents and police officers who have worked security at Hillary events. John Cardillo, a former officer who provided VIP security details for the New York Police Department (NYPD), said he was told by a federal agent and another NYPD officer who worked security at Hillary events that Hillary had major health problems and was often dizzy and disoriented. Questions about Hillary’s health are intensifying following the release of our viral video which asked why Clinton has been behaving strangely in recent weeks and months. Despite leftist media outlets attempting to portray the entire issue as a baseless “conspiracy theory,” a Rasmussen poll released last week found that 59% of Americans would like to see the Clinton campaign release Hillary’s medical records.
I have seen video footage of Hillary’s seizures and I’ve seen this before with people with demons.
That Clinton Foundation
We’ve been hearing so much on the news about the Clinton Foundation and how such a small percentage of the millions held there, including money from other countries gets used for humanitarian purposes but the Clintons keeping the rest for themselves. But what we haven’t caught on the news is the fact there’s been produced a new film titled: The Clinton Cash. If this official documentary were to get out the, Hillary may be stopped in her tracts! Maybe even go to prison! If you would like to obtain a copy of this new documentary, it’s available for a gift of any amount this month.
There’s a sucker born every minute: by G. Edward Griffin.
That phrase usually is attributed to P.T. Barnum. Actually, there is no proof of its origin, but it was a sentiment that was widely shared by crooked gamblers and con artists of the 19th Century. In fact, it still is, particularly among modern day politicians. This fact is clearly illustrated by the following stories in this week’s edition relating to the near hysteria being created by politicians and media pundits over the threat of mosquitoes infecting humans with the Zika virus. We have published the facts in this deception in previous issues of Need to Know news so, if you are not aware of the colossal fraud and deception being perpetrated on the public, please take a few minutes to check out these previous stories: The most important thing to understand in this issue is that there is no credible evidence that the Zika virus is the cause of the birth defects attributed to it by the media. However, there is a huge fortune to be made in tax-funding projects to bio-engineer new strains of mosquitoes, to conduct massive spraying programs, to develop new vaccines, to pass new laws to regulate human activity, and to launch so-called public-awareness programs to sensitize us to the danger. And that doesn’t include the payola that flows into the pockets of politicians and public-health officials who cooperate with the profitable scam. Think for a moment about previous health scares over the Bird Flu, the Swine Flu, and the Ebola virus – none of which had scientific validity but which handsomely benefitted the scaremongers. And now, here we go again with Zika. Unfortunately, P.T. Barnum may have been right.
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 2016:
The Rosh Hashanah, Jewish New Year, is going to be celebrated this year on the Sunday sunset of the third of October and lasts for two days.
Yom Kippur will start on the evening of October 12 and lasts through the next day’s evening. These are some of the holiest days for all the Jewish people; therefore, every Jew celebrates these holy days with pure dedication, because it is the only opportunity to get rid of their sins; which they did in the past year, and pray for the happy upcoming year. Is the Rapture going to take place this Rosh Hashanah? I really don’t know, but many are having great hope towards such happenings. If you would like a copy of the DVD: Left behind: Where’d Everybody Go? It is available for a gift of any amount this month. It is a great tool to use to bring people to Christ!!
When writing in with no note of request…
This is important! Sometimes someone hears the radio broadcast offering a particular DVD I’m airing available for a gift of any amount. So they send in a check or money order thinking we’re going to somehow know that which they are requesting. We get a lot of mail in here, so with no note of request, there’s no way for us to know that which DVD or CD you are requesting. The difference between a note and the memo on your check: the memo on your check is for you to see what you used the check for. A note is something for us to see to know that which you are requesting. Something written on your check or money order may not be seen. Therefore, ALWAYS put in a note when writing. When ordering online… There are so many things going on so fast in this late hour that we can’t keep up with getting things on our resource list. You can still order online but all you need to do is type in the title of that which DVD or CD you are requesting so we know what you’re asking for. Thanks!
Is There A Computer Geek Out There?
Sometimes I think my computer is possessed. Or maybe not, but once in a while something happens I have no other explanation for. Last month it even downloaded what appeared to be a TV cable program. I know I didn’t do it because I don’t even know how. Other times it wouldn’t let me get to my email saying I had to use another server other than Yahoo. Yet, my only email comes through Yahoo. My helper Mary can usually fix stuff when she’s here but she’s only here 4 hours a week, one day per week and of course, these things take place when she’s not here. My PC is protected by Norton but once in a while, something sneaks in anyway. There’s this thing called Team Viewer I have where you can hook up with my PC so you can see everything I see on my screen. This can be done by anyone anywhere so if you are computer savvy and are willing to help me in these cases, I’d really appreciate it. Give me a call at the ministry number at 1-719-630-1222 or email me at: Cultbuster7 @ yahoo.com. Thanks! -Jim
Please pray I am strengthened by the Lord in every way I need to be and that more finances to come in so I can pay for the airtime etc. It is very important right now. Thanks! -Jim
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 appreciated at this time. Yours because His: