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CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..
December 2018

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Greetings in Jesus…!

First, thank you so much to those of you who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support! You guys are the best!

Time to Renew…Time to Renew…Time to Renew…

Well it’s December again, so it’s time to renew for next year. Simply send back the return envelope with a  note letting me know you’d like to continue receiving the newsletter for another year. There is no charge for this newsletter, but any financial support would be greatly appreciated at this time. Newsletter by Email subscribers do not need to renew.
Thanks! -Jim

Pagan Roots of Christmas

Although the whole world celebrates Christmas as a “Christian” holiday, including millions of non-Christians, is Christmas really “Christian” at all? Consider this fact: Look high and low throughout the pages of the Bible, and you will find not ONE WORD of “Christmas” being celebrated by any of YEHOVAH’s people! It is not even mentioned once!

Neither the Messiah nor any of his apostles ever observed this holiday, nor the New Testament Church! Yet on the other hand the pagan, heathen world observed this day for thousands of years before the Messiah was even born!

Where did the mysterious rites and ceremonies that surround this day come from? What about the  Christmas tree” and the “Yule log” and the mistletoe and Holly wreaths? Are ANY of these customs truly “Christian” in origin? And what about fat and jolly old “Saint Nick” — or Santa Claus? It’s high time we addressed these questions, and took a new look at “Christmas. Is it wrong to celebrate “Christmas”? What is the truth about this popular and widespread holiday? Before one gets carried away with Christmas worship, there are a few things you should know. Let’s take an honest and objective look at the origins of this holiday.

We read in Werner Keller’s book The Bible as History the following admission: “December 25 is referred to in documents as Christmas Day in A.D. 324 for the first time. Under the Roman emperor Justinian [A.D. 527-565] it was recognized as an official holiday. An old Roman festival played a a major part in the choice of this particular day. December 25 in ancient Rome was the ‘Dies Natali Invictus,’ ‘the birthday of the unconquered,’ the day of the winter solstice and at the same time, in Rome, the last day of the Saturnalia, which had long since degenerated into a week of unbridled carnival…” (p. 331). Doesn’t it seem rather strange that the so-called “Christian church” should choose a day to celebrate the Messiah’s birth which was identified as the day of the birth of the unconquered sun, the day of the winter solstice, the “shortest day of the year,” when the sunlit part of the days start becoming longer again? What does this have to do with the Messiah, anyway? Was Yeshua the Messiah born anywhere near December 25? Most commentaries believe Christ was born in September. Most likely He was born on September 29 th . The truth is, here we have a holiday that most Christians still observe. In fact, to not observe it, most Christians will think you are not a very good Christian. Yet, at the same time there is not one Christian aspect to Christmas at all. In fact all parts of Christmas stem from pagan origins. The tree, the yule log, the elves, the date, the name, and Santa Claus, all have pagan origins. The tree being erected and decorated becomes worshipped as families gather and place presents under it. Jeremiah chapter 10 says specifically not to do this. Santa contains the same letters as does Satan, and he replaces Christ. He even knows if you’ve been naughty or nice. And what is really sad is that many Christian parents still lie to their kids about Santa Claus. Did you ever feel funny about decorating the tree, or adhering to any other aspects of Christ-Mass? This is the Holy Spirit trying to get your attention. If you want to be in Gods will you must repent from Christmas. If you would like a copy of the Christian  made film The Unwrapping of Christmas, it is available for a gift of any amount this month.

Paradise Lost?

If you remember, last year around this time there were many fires taking place in California. It broke many records. This year is another record breaking year of fatalities due to the fires in all of history. Pray the Lord put out the fires.

Preppers Corner .
Article by Charles Hayek from FinalPrepper.com.

Our family just moved into a new home. It’s in a great neighborhood but is rather small in size with only two bedrooms. In addition to updating the paint and replacing windows, we’ve added an outdoor shed that will  serve a number of purposes. My husband works from home, which is awesome. However, it can get a little stressful when he’s taking an important call and our precocious two-year-old is running around and  screaming like a crazy person. So, we started looking for some cost-effective solutions. Our first reason for the outdoor shed was a way to create a home office space for him to work. When we really got to thinking about it though, we realized the shed could offer so much more. In addition to building an awesome work station for my husband, we ended up adding a lofted bed, small bathroom, and kitchenette and lots of room for storage. So basically, if things go bad we’ll be jumping on the tiny home wagon. This is how we designed our perfect prepper outdoor shed:

What are we storing? Our plan is to hunker down if needed. So, you better believe our hidden-in-plain-sight home office turned prepper shed is stocked full of food, medical supplies, water and ammunition. Stockpiling too much can leave you susceptible to looters. So, we chose to store our goods in an unassuming spot – a home office shed. We built a bookcase into the wall with hidden storage and placed our canned and dry goods there. The space is cool, dry and dark and perfect for our food. We’re also storing important medical supplies and ammunition in the built-in storage space.

Solar Panels: We are millennials so if things go bad we’re still going to really want power. That’s why we installed solar panels on the roof of our outdoor shed. If the power grid collapses, we’ll be ready. Well…at least I’ll still be able to check my news feeds.
Many see solar energy as cost prohibitive and I did too at first. I was hesitant to believe that purchasing and installing solar panels would fit into our budget. But, in the  glorious age of the internet and YouTube, we quickly realized a DIY effort is not impossible and building our own solar panels was really quite doable. A little research, a trip to your local home center and some sweat equity is all that’s required. You’ll be on your way to harnessing the power of the sun in no time and you’ll take your self-sufficiency and disaster readiness to the next level.
We live in a hurricane prone area, so in addition to building the solar panels ourselves and therefore  understanding how they work in their entirety, we’ve stocked extra supplies for repairs in the event a  destructive storm comes our way. When building our outdoor shed / home office / prepper paradise we asked ourselves: why not utilize the all-powerful sun when things take a turn for the worse? In the meantime, these solar panels are helping reduce our electric bill. It’s truly a win, win.
Hideaway Storage Unit in Roof: We were able to control every aspect of building this shed and therefore we opted to add important stealthy storage spaces that would be challenging for the average Joe to locate. For  example, we built a hideaway storage unit in the roof of the shed. This is an inconspicuous spot where we can keep important documents and stash away extra cash.
Shed Security Measures: This shed is so important to us on many levels. First off, it’s my husband’s space to  get his work done and provide for our family in peace and quiet (SUPER IMPORTANT). If disaster strikes, or we can no longer check social media every 2 minutes (which is a disaster if you ask me), our home remains a great spot for us to hunker down. We’ll have access to food, water, medical supplies, ammunition, our  important documents and power. You can’t really place a value on this. And that’s why it’s important to us that our shed remains secure. There are a ton of ways to secure your outdoor shed and we did our fair share of research to determine the best method for us. In addition to installing upgraded locks on our shed, we also opted for an alarm system with video surveillance that immediately notifies us if there has been a break in. We also fixed our shed to the concrete foundation. This helps to protect it against natural disaster like the  tropical storms and hurricanes that tend to plague our area. One of the final security measures we took was to reinforce the entry door with metal bars. This essentially turns the shed into a vault and would allow us to
truly hunker down.
Key Cache
This leads to me to the final feature I want to highlight in our prepper paradise (okay, it’s a shed I know!). We all know about survival caches. This is a smaller version of just that. A key to the shed, a pill bottle and a decorative rock are all you need accomplish this final tip for securing your outdoor shed. Glue the rock to the pill bottle lid, slip the key in, dig a hole and voila! Hardly a chance your snoopy neighbor will be able to locate  that key hidden in plain sight. We have found that our outdoor shed has increased our quality of life in the  here and now tenfold. Converting an outdoor shed into livable space and a prepper station was both cost  effective and an interesting, fun and educational adventure for us. We also feel confident that this space will continue to  provide for our family, especially in this current age of extreme uncertainty. Securing our outdoor shed has
given us a significant increase in peace of mind.  We know that we are prepped for what lies ahead and that our goods and materials are safe
A Word from Hal Lindsey
Hal is now 89 years old and has been a great watchman for the Church. He wrote the book The Late Great Planet Earth back in 1970.
Israel is in crisis.
Not only has it recently teetered on the brink of another war in

Gaza, it is facing a collapse of its government and the need for new elections. Of course, Israel faces many of the same problems we face in America. Israel’s Left controls much of its media, cultural, and academic  institutions. Even the upper leadership of the IDF has an insidious lean to the Left that causes it to resist  any of the government’s efforts to protect Israel’s security and sovereignty. Its judiciary and law enforcement is riddled with anti-conservative bias. So when Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s outspoken and very conservative Minister of Defense, resigned the governing coalition in protest of Israel’s current ceasefire with Hamas, it  left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition with only 61 of the 120 Knesset seats. Netanyahu  assumed the Defense portfolio himself, so, for the time being, the governing coalition remains intact. But just barely. Folks, when I urge you to pray daily for Israel, many of the same forces that are seeking to destroy  A America’s Judeo-Christian heritage are plotting to destroy Israel’s spiritual and religious heritage, too. I believe President Trump is right to declare that America will stay in the Middle East to stand side-by-side  with Israel. I don’t know whether or not the President understands that by doing so, he is claiming God’s  blessing on our own nation. But even if that promised Biblical blessing is not his motive, I believe he  understands that it’s important for the democracies of the world to support and defend the only remaining democracy in the Middle East. I thank God that we have a President who understands that our Judeo- Christian heritage is the preserving force in this world, and he seems committed to standing with those  Nations who share it with us. On the other hand, there is Western Europe. More specifically, the European Union. The EU seems determined to undermine, then destroy, every trace of the moral, spiritual, and political

principles that allowed its member nations to flourish for so long. Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that, in Europe, freedom of expression no longer applies to anyone who says anything negative about Mohammed — even if it’s true. It’s like we’ve stepped into the middle of George Orwell’s novel, 1984. It’s a case of what Orwell called “doublethink.” The ECHR simultaneously holds two  contradictory positions. In the past, the ECHR affirmed that “freedom of expression” doesn’t just protect  the information or ideas that are favorably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also those that offend, shock or disturb.” That’s the opinion that protects what we call “freedom of speech.” Our speech may offend, but as long as it doesn’t physically damage anyone, then you have a right to say it. Of course, that means you also face the social consequences of voicing unpopular opinions. But that’s
your decision to make. The government can’t stop you. But now, the ECHR is saying that those protections  don’t apply to those who criticize Mohammed or, by extension, Islam. In 2011, an Austrian woman was convicted by an Austrian court of “denigrating religious symbols of a recognized religious group.” She didn’t deface a synagogue with Nazi swastikas. She didn’t burn a cross in front of a church. Or burn the church  itself. She didn’t destroy a statue of Buddha. She didn’t throw a pig carcass onto the steps of a mosque. She spoke the truth. She SPOKE the truth! She SPOKE the TRUTH! Do you get my point? She SAID something.
Something that is true! At a small seminar of less than 30 people, none of them Muslims, she was talking  about Mohammed’s documented marriage to a six-year-old girl. She said, “…a 56-year-old and a six-year-old? … What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?” I say, “documented,” because one of  Islam’s holy books, or  hadiths, describes it! It says that Mohammed “married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated that marriage when she was nine years old.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Number 236) In a brilliant defense of their religion’s founder, many of Mohammed’s supporters point out that he didn’t  actually have sexual relations with his young wife until she was 9 years old. But is that really a defense? That means it was a 59-year-old and a 9-year-old! Hello! It’s still pedophilia! Other Mohammed defenders say that we are abhorred by that because societal norms have changed in the last 1,400 years. That’s true. For most people. But not for Muslims who see Mohammed as their example. One to be emulated. You say it can’t happen now? Not in our “modern” world? Consider this. Earlier this year, a man in Cleveland, Ohio, married a 9-year-old girl. He justified it by citing Mohammed’s example. Two years ago, a prominent Canadian Muslim
scholar and imam pronounced that a man of 50 marrying a girl of nine is “legitimate” in Islam. But back to the ECHR ruling. How did the Austrian authorities learn that this woman had exercised her ECHR-protected  “freedom of expression” when she spoke the truth about Mohammed to a room full of non-Muslims? You guessed it. A magazine reporter was present and had surreptitiously recorded the comments. Muslims didn’t file the complaint, a magazine did. Nonetheless, an Austrian court convicted her of “disparaging religious  doctrines.” She appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. I’m sure she was confident that she would be exonerated because of the ECHR’s previous defense of “freedom of expression.” What she probably didn’t count on is how intimated Europeans have become by the Islamic threat within their midst. This time, the ECHR decided that the Austrian court had “…carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of reserving  religious peace in Austria.” Did you get that?
No longer is the TRUTH important. No longer is FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION important. What’s important to Europeans now is that RELIGIOUS FEELINGS be protected and RELIGIOUS PEACE be preserved. And this is the important takeaway for Americans: What happens in Europe soon happens in America! Let me repeat that just to make sure you get it: What happens in Europe soon happens in America. But it can’t  happen here, you say. Don’t be too sure. The recent mid-term general elections just sent the first two Muslim women to Congress. One celebrated by dancing with a Palestinian flag. She claims her strength comes from
being Palestinian. Not Palestinian-American. Palestinian. The other supports anti-Semitism, female genital mutilation, homophobia, and suppression of women’s rights. In short, the Islamic/Sharia agenda. And both support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, but lied about it during the campaign. As I  described on this program just a couple of weeks ago, as Islam’s influence grows within a society, that society inevitably buckles to the demands of the Muslims and their insistence on Sharia law. And it takes only a
shockingly small percentage of the population for the Muslims to exert enormous pressure to meet their demands. Folks, as a watchman on the wall, I am warning America and the West that we cannot let Islam, with its unbending and repressive political system known as Sharia, exert undue influence on our culture and our society. If we do, we will lose everything — all of the rights, the privileges, the peace, and the security —
that our founding fathers gave their fortunes and their lives to create for us. To be fair, we must recognize that some Muslims are “cultural” or nominal Muslims. Just like many “Christians” are Christian in name and heritage only. Other Muslims are more radical or “devout.” In fact, they sometimes fight each other within Islam. As Christians and Americans, we must treat every individual Muslim with respect and care. But we need to understand that their ideas, and many of their beliefs, are radioactive. Islam is at odds with any governing constitution other than Sharia. I think Judith Bergman from The Gatestone Institute sounded the warning that is cogent for America and the West. She wrote, “The real message the ECHR sent, as it  succumbed to fears of ‘disturbing the religious peace,’ is that if threats work, keep threatening!” Jesus said that in the last days before His return, we would be hated in all the world because of His name. That means
that those of us who follow Jesus Christ will be hated and persecuted and prosecuted because the world hates Him. Not us, but Him. So if we believe in Jesus and stay true to Jesus, then we know that hard, dangerous times are coming for us. So when it becomes illegal to speak the truth about a false religion, and illegal to speak the truth about a true religion, then you know that those hard, dangerous times are here. Get as close to God as you can get. And get ready!
There Went our Tucson Station!
Those of you that have been listening to our Tucson station may be wondering what happened to our  broadcast. A large corporation by the name of Wilkins Communications has been purchasing Christian stations all over the country promising to keep all the original programming on, but they lie and get rid of all the best Christian programs replacing them with their own. This has happened before when we were on the air in Albuquerque. So over night the Cultivate broadcast ,along with many others were taken off our Tucson station with absolutely no notice whatsoever. Wilkins communication will in no way air the Cultivate broadcast because we deal with issues of great importance. There is a station in Phoenix which would reach Tucson, but it is more expensive and we would have to wait until finances built up to do that. Until then there is another way that you can catch the broadcast on cultivateministries.org.
Blood Moon on January 20th – 21st 2019
The total phase of this total lunar eclipse will be visible from North and South America, and western parts of  Europe and Africa. Central and eastern Africa, Europe, and Asia will see a partial eclipse of the Moon.
Prayer Request
I have succumb to congestive heart failure and haven’t been able to get things done like I want to. I am sorry if it took awhile to send out requests, but I have gained at least 40 lbs. of water weight, and haven’t even been able to get in my truck to get to the post office. I went to the local clinic to get some furosemide (water pills) but they would not give them to me. Instead they told me I must leave my truck and get in an ambulance and go to a hospital in Colorado Springs. I know what the procedure would be. Using ten inch long needles, they poke down inside in various places to help drain the excess water. They do this for two days but keep  you a third day to recover. I am not going to subject myself to becoming a human pin cushion when I know all I really need is the water pills. If there is someone out there who could send me some furosemide or some other prescription Lasix pills, I would greatly appreciate it. This happened to me years ago and a neighbor of mine went into Mexico and bought a bottle of 100 for only $3.00 with no prescription needed. There are some of you in southern Tucson not far from the border that may have easy access to getting these pills. I would gladly reimburse you for your time and gas. Any size of furosemide or any other prescription Lasix pills will do. Please contact me personally at the ministry phone number (719)630-1222, or you can email me with your phone number and I can call you back. cultbuster7 @ yahoo.com. There is pattern in this country of allowing people to die instead of just giving them the medical assistance they need.
The New World Order agenda is to bring the population of the whole world down to no more than 100  million people. There are now over 6 billion. If you would like to see the DVD titled Medical Murder, it is available for a gift of any amount.
A quick hello from Alexis
Hello! My name is Alexis and I have been helping Jim with the newsletter for the past several months. I am a Colorado native and just recently moved into the mountains with my husband and daughter. I was praying months ago to our Lord, asking what my next step would be in serving Him. Shortly after, I received a call from Jim regarding the position to help with his ministry. I am thankful to you each and every one of you for your love for the truth in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many blessings to you all!
30 Club…
We still have our 30 club available and anyone wishing to support this ministry with a gift of $30 or more  each month may start receiving all the DVD’s we air each month. So just let me know when you write if you would like to become a part of our 30 club. This really helps to pay for our air time.
Free CD or DVD on the Cults…
Perhaps you have a heart like mine wishing to reach out to those in the cults which includes Catholicism or any world religion but just can’t afford the tools to help. If you could really use a CD or DVD to help, you can pick out any 1 CD or DVD from our resource list and we’ll send it to you absolutely free! Just give us its title and resource number. And feel free to make copies and share with others!
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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