CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..
P.O. Box 526 Florissant, CO 80816
April 2016 Newsletter PDF Version
Greetings in Jesus…!
So here we are in April already! In most places April showers bring May flowers but not here. It’s more like May showers bring June flowers. But that’s just fine with me. I’m just grateful the warmer weather has come and with it comes so much new wildlife as baby deer, elk, cotton tail rabbits, raccoon’s, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, bears and so much more! Now is the time to be in the high country of Colorado!
Let me start out by saying thank you so much to those of you who help to keep this ministry going through your prayers and support!
Transhumanist on Wheel of Fortune?
Recently I sat down to dinner just as Wheel of Fortune was coming on. Pat Sajak, the host, as usual was introducing the contestants which he always has a small card with their information on it. As he came to one contestant, looking at the card he said, “It says here you are a transhumanist?” Then just as the man started to say, Yes Pat, all of a sudden the show was interrupted into by a short news report. It lasted less than a minute but by then the man’s definition and explanation was over and it had gone over to another contestant. I could hardly believe it! The show is of course taped ahead of time but here was a blatant cover-up of what this man had to say. I know that transhumanist have been on the rise but now we have actually seen one on a major game show! I suppose we shouldn’t be shocked about anything in this late hour. If you would like to learn just how far this has gone, you might want to see the DVD titled: Transhumanism by Tom Horn. It is available for a gift of any amount this month. And do feel free to get this information out to others!
21 New Numbers That Show That the Global Economy Is Imploding
After a series of stunning declines through the month of January, February and March, global financial markets seem to have found a patch of relative stability at least for the moment. But that does not mean that the crisis is over. On the contrary, all of the hard economic numbers that are coming in from around the world tell us that the global economy is coming apart at the seams. This is especially true when you look at global trade numbers. The amount of stuff that is being bought, sold and shipped around the planet is falling precipitously. So don’t be fooled if stocks go up one day or down the next. The truth is that we are in the early chapters of a brand new economic meltdown, and I believe that all of the signs indicate that it will continue to get worse in the months ahead.
The following are 21 new numbers that show that the global economy is absolutely imploding…
#1 Chinese export fell by 11.2 percent year over year in January.
#2 Chinese imports were even worse in January. On a year over year basis, they declined a whopping 18.8 percent.
#3 It may be hard to believe, but Chinese imports have now plunged for 15 months in a row.
#4 In India, exports were down 13.6 percent on a year over year basis in January.
#5 In Japan, exports declined 8 percent in December on a year over year basis, while imports plummeted 18 percent.
#6 For the sixth time in six years, Japanese GDP growth has gone negative.
#7 In the United States, exports were down 7 percent on a year over year basis in December.
#8 U.S. factory orders have fallen for 14 months in a row.
#9 The Restaurant Performance Index in the United States has dropped to the lowest level that we have seen since 2008.
#10 This month the Baltic Dry Index fell below 300 for the first time ever.
#11 It is now cheaper to rent a 1,100 foot merchant vessel than it is to rent a Ferrari.
#12 Orders for Class 8 trucks in the United States dropped by 48 percent on a year over year basis in January.
#13 Due to a lack of demand for trucks, Daimler just laid off 1,250 U.S. workers.
#14 Even though Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to freeze oil production at current levels, the price of U.S. oil has still fallen below 30 dollars a barrel.
#15 It is being reported that 35 percent of all oil and gas companies around the world are at risk of falling into bankruptcy.
#16 According to CNN, 67 oil and gas companies in the United States filed for bankruptcy during 2015.
#17 The number of job cuts in the United States skyrocketed 218 percent during the month of January according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
#18 All over America, retail stores are shutting down at a stunning pace. The following list of store closures comes from one of my previous articles. -Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, including 154 inside the United States. -K-Mart is closing down more than two dozen stores over the next several months. -J.C. Penney will be permanently shutting down 47 more stores after closing a total of 40 stores in 2015. -Macys has decided that it needs to shutter 36 stores and lay off approximately 2,500 employees. -The Gap is in the process of closing 175 stores in North America. -Aeropostale is in the process of closing 84 stores all across America. -Finish Line has announced that 150 stores will be shutting down over the next few years. -Sears has shut down about 600 stores over the past year or so, but sales at the stores that remain open continue to fall precipitously.
#19 the price of gold is enjoying its best quarterly performance in 30 years.
#20 Global stocks have fallen into bear market territory, which means that about one-fifth of all global stock market wealth has already been wiped out.
#21 Unfortunately for global central banks, they have pretty much run out of ammunition. Since March 2008, central banks have cut interest rates 637 times and they have purchased a staggering 12.3 trillion dollars worth of assets. There is not much more that they can do, and now the next great crisis is upon us. Without any outside influences, the global economy and the global financial system will continue to rapidly fall apart. But if we do have a major “black swan event” take place, that could cause the bottom to fall out at any moment. In particular, I am deeply concerned about the possibility that World War III could be sparked in the Middle East. In an article that I published earlier today entitled “Turkey Is Asking The United States To Take Part In A Ground Invasion Of Syria”, I included a quote from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu that reveals just how eager Turkey and Saudi Arabia are for war to begin….”Some countries like us, Saudi Arabia and some other Western European countries have said that a ground operation is necessary,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters in an interview. However, this kind of action could not be left to regional powers alone. “To expect this only from Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar is neither right nor realistic. If such an operation is to take place, it has to be carried out jointly, like the (coalition) air strikes,” he said. The Turks and the Saudis very much want the United States to take a leading role in any ground invasion of Syria, but the Obama administration is not likely to do that. So we shall see if the Turks and the Saudis are willing to go ahead without us. Let us hope that they do not decide to invade Syria, because that could start the biggest war in the Middle East that any of us have ever seen. Unfortunately, Turkey is already attacking. Turkey has been shelling Kurdish and Syrian military positions in northern Syria for four days in a row even though the Obama administration has been urging them to stop. Thus far, 2016 has already been quite chaotic, and the stage is set for global events to greatly accelerate during the months ahead. Sadly, the mainstream media in the United States is largely ignoring the preparations for a ground invasion of Syria, and they keep telling us that the global economy is going to be just fine, so most ordinary Americans are going to be absolutely blindsided by what is about to happen.
Venezuela Is Out Of Food: Here’s what an Economic Collapse Really Looks Like
Venezuela is out of food. After several years of long lines, rationing, and shortages, the socialist country does not have enough food to feed its population, and the opposition government has declared a nutritional emergency. This is just the most recent nail in the beleaguered countries slow, painful economic collapse.
Many people expect an economic collapse to be shocking, instant, and dramatic but, really, it’s far more gradual than that. It looks like empty shelves, long lines, desperate government officials trying to cover their tushes, and hungry people. For the past two years, I’ve been following the situation in Venezuela as each shocking event has unfolded. Americans who feel that our country would be better served by a socialist government would be wise to take note of this timeline of the collapse. A quick review: Why Venezuela is Out of Food: In 2013, many began to suspect that the outlook for Venezuela was grim when prepping became illegal. The Attorney General of Venezuela, Luisa Ortega Diaz, called on prosecutors to target people who are hoarding basic staples with serious sanctions. Shortly thereafter, grocery stores instituted a fingerprint registry to purchase food and supplies. Families had to register and were allotted a certain amount of supplies to prevent hoarding. Then, just over a year ago, it became even more apparent that the country was falling when long lines for basic necessities such as laundry soap, diapers, and food became the norm rather than the exception. Thousands of people were standing in line for 5-6 hours in the hopes that they would be able to purchase a few much-needed items. Shortly after the story broke to the rest of the world, the propaganda machine shifted into high gear. As the government began to ration electricity, it was announced that this was not due to economic reasons at all, but instead was a measure of their great concern for the environment. As the situation continued to devolve, farmers in Venezuela were forced to hand over their crops last summer. They assumed control of essential goods like food, and began putting retail outlets out of business. Then, once they had control of the sales outlets, they began forcing farmers and food manufacturers to sell anywhere from 30-100% of their products to the state at the price the state opted to pay, as opposed to stores and supermarkets. But that wasn’t enough to keep the population fed. (Isn’t it astonishing how much less motivated people are to produce food and supplies when they are no longer allowed to benefit from their hard work?( Historically, collectivism and farming have never gone successfully hand in hand.) This January, the government told citizens that they would need to produce their own food. The Ministry of Urban Farming was created to oversee this. While self-reliance sounds great, it isn’t so great in Venezuela.
Just so the urban farmers don’t get too self-reliant, a registry of the crops and livestock will be required. (And obviously, they’ve already proven that they have no issue forcing farmers to hand over what they’ve produced.) Now, it looks like all of the socialist measures and forced food production haven’t been enough to keep the people of Venezuela fed. The country is in so much trouble now that it isn’t possible to cover it up with propaganda. According to Breitbart.com, lawmakers have learned nothing. Socialist legislators are hoping to manipulate the initiative in the other direction, and use it to expand government control of private food enterprises. Legislator Hector Rodriguez has insisted that the economic emergency does absolutely nothing, and the government should impose itself on private enterprises. Another socialist legislator, Ricardo Molina, is calling for the government to expropriate Polar, Venezuela’s largest private food corporation: we have to intervene on private sector enterprises. Venezuela previously forced a Polar food distribution center in Caracas to shut down in July, putting 12,000 tons of food, six million liters of soft drinks, and 2,000 jobs at risk. And now, the announcement of the nutritional emergency makes it official. Venezuela is out of food, and it’s only a matter of time before Venezuelans are quite literally starving due to a long series of terrible decisions by their leaders.
Prep before it happens. It’s essential to note as this all plays out that there is little people can do now to rectify their situations. If they aren’t already quietly prepared, they are completely at the mercy of their socialist government. It is absolutely vital to put back supplies well before the general public is aware that a crisis is pending. As well, consider the fact that many folks here believe that a socialist government is exactly what our country needs. They eagerly lap up the promises of free education and free healthcare.
They warmly embrace a presidential candidate who is an unabashed socialist. It absolutely astonishes me. They’d be well-advised to pay attention to how well the freebies have worked out in Venezuela. Socialism is not a sustainable economic model, something that has been proven time and time again, much to the detriment of the victims of the misguided notions. The game pieces here are already lined up to control the American people should our economic situation continue to worsen. For example, there are already laws in place to prevent hoarding. Remember a few years ago when President Obama signed an executive order that gives the federal government authority over every resource and infrastructure element in the United States? There are a lot of uncomfortable parallels that can be drawn between Americas financial situation and the disaster in Venezuela, and one thing is clear: self-sufficiency is the only way to protect your family. Even if you haven’t really begun to prepare, there’s still time to become more self-reliant. Here are some steps you should consider:
- Build your pantry: Start purchasing a few extra things every week to build up a food supply to see you through some rough spots. Create a pantry full of healthful, nutritious foods for your family, even if you’re on a budget. Learn to grow/raise your own food: If you aren’t already growing some of your own food, its time to start. While many people believe that they can easily begin farming after the SHTF, it’s not always quite like you may have imagined. Work out the bugs now so that when you are truly reliant on what you raise, you’ll be more likely to be successful. This can be done even on a lot in town
- Stock up on non-food supplies too: It isn’t just food that is in short supply in Venezuela. Be sure you stock up on other necessities too you can stockpile. And if you don’t have a huge budget, don’t worry..
- Purchase an emergency food supply: Stock up on long-term storable food that you can stash away. These are the supplies you will rely on if the stores close, and purchasing buckets is the very fastest way to build a food supply when time is of the essence. They are packaged so that you can put them in a storage area and forget them until the day comes that you need them. Add a bucket or two every month to build your supply on a budget, or purchase in quantity to save money and have your supply instantly.
It is vital to practice OPSEC (Operational Security) by keeping your preparedness-related activities on the down low. Preparedness and self-sufficiency author Tess Pennington warns that in a crisis situation, things you said months or years ago could come back to haunt you. A person should think twice about telling others about any prepping investments they have made. If a SHTF scenario occurred, anything said previously can be used against that prepper. For example, if you tell your neighbor you have silver coins stashed away, if times were desperate enough, that neighbor could turn on you. Keeping quiet about what one does is second nature to some. But for others that are new to the idea of prepping, they do not see the whole SHTF picture. If one person tells another about their preps, one person could tell another person about what preps their neighbor has. Then, the word spreads throughout; especially when a severe situation occurs. People will remember what you have told them, and come to you for help (if they are unprepared). Helping a neighbor or family member in need is a noble deed. However, those preparedness items are an investment for you and your family; and therefore, no one outside of the family should know what you have (unless you want that person to know). As people become more desperate, they behave far differently than they would in normal circumstances. You have to be prepared for the day when you might have to defend your home, family and supplies. When an economic disaster strikes, the one thing you can count on from the government is that they will not be prioritizing you and your family. In a situation like the one in Venezuela, you will be completely on your own at best. At worst, your supplies will be targeted for the greater good. Maintain your freedom by becoming quietly self-sufficient.
Growing Your Own Survival Vegetables…And Food storage Secrets…
I’m getting in so much information on a collapse in 2016! Its spring now and it might be a good idea to get serious about growing your own food before the same thing that happened in Venezuela happens here. It might also be good to know how to preserve food. In our resource list, we have DVDs on both.
Are Christians abandoning their values to support Donald Trump? Would Jesus have been ‘pragmatic’?”
From Cutting Edge Ministries
“The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Donald Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of voters powering the real estate mogul through the Republican primaries is significantly weighted with white born-again Christians.” “… Top evangelicals are facing their own dark night, wondering what has drawn so many Christians to a twice-divorced, profane casino magnate with a muddled record on abortion and gay marriage.” Cutting Edge has repeatedly warned that, when I was a salesman of Toys, Trains, and Games, I called on New York City game stores for 15 years. Donald Trump, during the 1980’s – 1990’s was considered a Liberal Democrat playboy. Yet, during the past 4 years, as he has geared up for a run at the White House, Trump has reinvented himself as a Conservative Republican. A number of Evangelical Christian leaders have publicly announced their support for Donald Trump, even though he is not a Born Again Christian, and does not claim to be. These leaders say that America needs a man who knows how to run an economy and create jobs. After all, they opine, America is NOT electing a “Religious Commander In Chief”. And, too many Christians who cannot Biblically discern a matter have fallen for this man for President. What is the basis upon which God chooses a leader for the nation? This issue is critical, because we are living in the End of the Age, where unparalleled deception is sweeping over this nation, and confusing an issue upon which Christians should never be deceived.
God has just told the prophet Samuel to go to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for one of his sons has been chosen to be King of Israel. Samuel looked at all Jesse’s sons save one, and he was impressed by them all.
“And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him. ” (1 Samuel 16:6) NOTE: Eliab was Jesse’s first son to be examined by Samuel. The prophet liked what he saw and would have chosen him. But God said, “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
Ahah! Now we understand. God chooses a leader because of his heart. In other words, God wants a leader of His nation to be a man whose mind, heart and soul are totally inclined toward Him and His commandments. David’s prayer demonstrates this truth. “O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.” (Psalm 139:1, David praying to the Lord)
Now, let us see upon what basis God chose Solomon to be King. God is speaking to young Solomon, giving him wise counsel. “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him] and serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind. For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him as your first and vital necessity] you will find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever!” (1 Chronicles 28:9; Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible Commentary)
Let us consider all that God required of Solomon’s heart and mind, as King.
* “… know the God of your father, have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish Him …”
* “serve Him with a blameless heart and a willing mind.”
* “For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts.”
Therefore, God chooses a man for a leadership position based upon his personal knowledge of Him and of his daily walk in obedience to His commandments. This Biblical basis is the only firm foundation upon which genuine Christians can select a leader! We moan and groan about how far America has fallen from many Biblical ideals, but we keep electing men as leaders whose hearts are not in tune with Jesus Christ or the commandments of the Bible. We are now beginning to receive our due Divine Judgment for our sin in selecting ungodly leaders; God’s judgment will culminate with the appearance of Antichrist, but for now, tens of millions of unborn babies have already paid the price for our sin, our nation is embracing gay and lesbian unions and our people have gone rushing after pagan practices and beliefs. During the Presidential election of 1988, I came to the understanding that the Illuminati will not allow anyone to progress through the election process and get to the top unless that person is sold out to the Global Plan to achieve the “NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM” (New World Order) on the back of our One Dollar Bill. I have not voted for President since that election. I vote for State and Local issues, but not President. The Illuminati simply will not allow anyone to ascend to the White House who is not in full accord with their plan. If Donald Trump truly insists upon following his plan rather than the one laid out for him, he will join Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy in the ranks of the assassinated!
However, I truly believe that Trump is still the old Liberal Democrat he was during all those years in New York City. Pay attention to his positions and you will see into his heart, as God commands us to do. You will begin to exercise proper “Biblical Discernment”!
Note from Jim… I find it interesting that while Sarah Palin was helping Trump’s campaign, her husband was in a bad snowmobile accident putting him into intensive care making Sarah return home. Could the Lord be showing us something? What’s really scary is that if it comes down to Trump vs. Hillary, Trump would be better to vote for due to the extreme evil socialist democratic agenda. Then again it might not matter either way. It does appear these things are all decided without the votes of the American people.
The Atheism Debate…
Believe it or not, April 1st is not only April Fool’s Day, but also National Atheist Day! The atheists for years wanted to have their own special holiday so a while back the government actually gave it to them! The Bible tells us that the fool has said in his heart there is no God. On every April 1st, “April Fool’s Day” there is a debate between an atheist and a Christian. About the best one I’ve ever heard is the one done between Ray Comfort and Ron Barrier. It is interesting to me that the Christian’s name is Comfort while the atheist’s name is Barrier. How’s that for a coincidence!
I’ve been airing this week leading up to and including April fool’s Day. If you would like a copy of this DVD, its available for a gift of any amount and do feel free to share it at your church, fellowship, Bible studies and anywhere else to like. You can also make copies and give them away to as many as you want to! Just ask for the DVD titled: The Atheism Debate. Available for a gift of any amount!
World Religions: The Cults & the Occult –NEW!
We have seen for some time now a major rise in these areas and as you knows, my heart really goes out to those who have been caught up in these various deceptions. So many Christians look at people who have been caught up in the cults and the occult as the enemy but they are not! They are victims of the enemy! But now, it’s gotten much worse! Many of these deceptions have made their way well into the Church! How many Christians do you know who follow their astrological sign? Or any other things that are outside of the Bible? Extra Biblical revelation? A word of knowledge or prophecy that does not line up with the Word of God? Followers of Nostradamus prophecies? Lost books of the Bible from the History Channel? UFO’s? Communicating with dead relatives or other loved ones? The list goes on!
I’ve just received a new set of DVDs by Pastor Billy Crone which I have not yet aired. On the first DVD there’s two parts. The first part deals greatly with the many false prophets within the Church and he pulls no punches even naming predominate and popular predators in our pulpits and on TV. I may get some flak from some radio stations if I try airing this but I plan to anyway! On part 2, Pastor Billy exposes so many areas of deception that I can hardly believe he does this in only about an hour. Mormonism, Catholicism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, yoga and other eastern mysticism being accepted in the Church and so much more! Both part 1 and part 2 are about an hour each. And what I really like about this DVD is that it is such a great evangelistic tool to give out to both Christians and the lost as well! For the lost so they get saved and to so called Christians so they will wake up and realize they have been asleep in the light. Another thing Pastor Billy Crone does is at the end of every DVD session, he takes the time to give a clear salvation message! This new DVD available for a gift of any amount and please do get out to others! World Religions: The Cults & the Occult.
God’s Final Jubilee…NEW!
We had the Shemitah year that brought us into (if we have our years right) the 70th Jubilee. Dan Goodwin, author of the best seller God’s Final Jubilee sat down with Prophecy in the News Host Kevin Clarkson discussing the latest updates. I haven’t aired this yet but if you would like to obtain the DVD before I do, it’s available for a gift of any amount. God’s Final Jubilee
A few years ago a film came out exposing the New World Order’s agenda. The film was shown all over the country waking people up to the reality there even was a hidden agenda. Well, that was then and this is now and it’s time for an update. What we see going on with the presidential elections right now is absolutely being manipulated. Recently I aired the audio portion Agenda 2 DVD. If you would like a copy. It’s available for a gift of any amount this month and this is something you really need to get out to others!
The NOW Prophecies NEW!
I do not often air the same topic for two weeks straight but last month I did. Noted Bible prophecy teacher Bill Salus has put together a special 2 part DVD series. The NOW prophecies share what is taking place right now and what we may need to prepare for. Also deals with the up-coming nuclear showdown with Iran which may change the world. We can only hope the rapture happens first! Also available for a gift of any amount this month.
Many of you are already members of our 30 Club. Thank you for that! You guys are helping me to pay for the airtime! Plus this is a great deal for all. DVDs are normally $20.00 each but through the 30 Club you receive all DVDs aired, an $80.00 value for a gift of $30.00 or more each month. If you’ve not yet joined the 30 Club, you might want to do so now. 2016 has already proven to be one very interesting year! And it’s getting all the more interesting pretty much every day! Just let me know when you write if you’d like to join our 30 Club. Thanks! -Jim
I’ve never claimed to be a Mr. Spiritual. I’m still not! Just a guy willing to do whatever the Lord wants me to. Why He chose me to be a watchman for the Church, I may never know. What I do know is that so many watchmen for the Church have been dropping like flies. I ask that you pray I and the few that are left be able to continue right up to the end with an uncompromising stand getting people saved and alerting the Church as to what is taking place in this late hour and then other Christians do the same as we have but only better. And don’t exclude yourself! We are all held accountable equally before the Lord for that which we know and that which we are capable of doing.
Thank you ever so much to those who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support! Both of which are greatly needed at this time. Yours because His: