CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER …APRIL…2014
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Greetings in Jesus…!
So here we are in April of 2014 already! Seems the first item on the news this winter has been the extreme winter. Earth changes are still happening. There were times some ski areas closed in Colorado because it was too cold! I’ve never even heard of that happening before! But thank the Lord I had plenty of firewood to burn 24/7 and stayed warm.
I just want to start out by saying THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who are helping this ministry continue on in this late hour through your prayers and gifts of support. Really! You’re the real heroes!
Have you read the Bible? No, but I saw the movie!
It seems we have a couple new Bible-type movies that have come out recently. For this, I am glad! These plant seeds to unsaved people. I remember when Jesus Christ Superstar came out and as blasphemous as that was, even that film planted seeds to many who later got saved.
But as a watchman for the Church, I believe it’s important for us to look at inaccuracies. Not only that, but spiritual things as well. Now I know I’m going to get some flak for this but I believe we must also take a look at just how powerful popularity can be. For instance, guess who brought more people into the cult of Mormonism than all the Mormon missionaries did in the 70’s and 80’s: Donnie & Marie Osmond! More recently Mitt Romney and Glenn Beck!
Yes Satan uses politics as well! Pretty much anyone who is out there and loved by so many. Roma Downy is a Roman Catholic and has had a long running show, Touched by an Angel. She portrayed an angel and has been loved by many; including true born-again Christians! But one must wonder how many are being drawn into Roman Catholicism with her influence? Roman Catholicism is of course recognized by the world as Christian but then again so are all of the mainstream cults that do not teach salvation correctly. The following are excerpts from a recent article from the Christian based website World Net Daily who brought us The Harbinger with Jonathan Cahn.
Son of God Movie
The same people who produced the terribly inaccurate story of The Bible that showed for 10 hours over five weeks on the History Channel have now released an even MORE error-prone movie.
Roma Downey and her husband Mark Burnett have produced Son of God, which seemed to have at least one error a minute throughout the movie. They have openly said that Biblical accuracy was not their first priority. Which of course, makes you wonder, what WAS their priority and purpose?
I took nine pages of notes regarding the many scriptural inaccuracies on my first (and only) viewing of the movie. Errors ranged from the holes in Jesus’ hands (instead of His wrists) to adding words to the Biblical narrative… adding words to what the Bible says Jesus said.
Son of God has so many inaccuracies that it begs the question, “should you even watch it?” knowing that right or
wrong, the images will be burned in your mind forever. For example, the movie has Jesus barging uninvited into Peter’s boat out in the water on the Sea of Galilee (which bears no resemblance to the real Sea of Galilee).
He then commands Peter to cast his net into the water again. Jesus then stirs His hand in the water and the fish fill Peter’s net. Then Jesus tells Peter to follow Him to “Change the world.”
Well that’s certainly NOT what happened. Jesus called Peter and Andrew together to become Disciples. Both had finished fishing and were back at the shore mending nets (Mat. 4:18-20, Luk. 5:1-11).
And He never said to Peter, “I’ve come to change the world.” Another example is that the Bible says Jesus slowly ascended to heaven from the Mount of Olives with all watching. And also says He will return the same way. But in the movie, Jesus is blasted up in the sky like a bottle rocket! Is He going to return the same way? The Catholicism purposefully inserted in the movie is a non-issue. Hey, they put their money out to make the film so they are in control. It seemed like they put Mary, played by Downey, in just about every scene.
Obviously they believed the changes would make the movie better … that fiction was better than the truth. And they added and subtracted from the Biblical story, literally, throughout the movie. There are hundreds of things altered or changed that water down or give the wrong impression of a scene. But the changes were not only non-Biblical additions, but also major subtractions. Sin and repentance is never mentioned, which is the whole reason Jesus laid down His life. Worst of all, only lip service is given to Jesus’ Resurrection.
- Joel Olsteen and Rick Warren are BIG promoters of Son of God movie
“and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.” 1Cor. 15:14 That’s one BIG omission!
The producers resorted to promotional gimmicks like this one—releasing a picture of Satan that obviously looked like Obama. They said they cut the scene, but I’m guessing it never existed to be cut. There hasn’t been a good solid Protestant-controlled movie created for the big screen in some time. If someone does get the funds to do it right and they stick to Biblical truth, it will probably do well in a world that’s starving for Biblical truth. Jesus movie by Campus Crusade was filmed on location in Israel.
The BEST, MOST ACCURATE movie about the Bible ever produced was the movie “Jesus” done by Campus Crusade in the late 1970s. Filmed in Israel, they used ONLY the Book of Luke as the script and the only words Jesus spoke were the exact words from scripture. So whatever you’re watching, whatever scene you see is handled with scriptural integrity.
Produced by Paramount and starring Russell Crowe, NOAH makes a mockery of the Biblical account. In fact it’s so bad that when allowed to be previewed by Bible-believing Christians, they demanded, and got, a disclaimer added to the promotional material. In order not to tip their hand about how “unbiblical” the movie is, the promotional materials and video trailer give no hint at the large Biblical deviations taken in the script.
The original movie production went over budget so before more money was made available, test screenings were given to three groups of people: Jews, Christians, and the general public.
And from the screenings, Hollywood brass insisted on changes to the script they believed would make it sell better. From that you can derive its bottom line purpose–it’s a good movie if it makes money. They apparently could care less if it’s accurate. Noah himself is presented as a very dark character and you’ll love this, he is the very first environmentalist! Oh please! Of course, the Bible says Noah was the only righteous man left on the planet! And Noah is even portrayed having “survivor’s guilt” after living through the flood. Oh please!
Some Interesting Truth Concerning the Ark
Dutchman Johan Huibers built a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark and is planning to bring it to America sometime next year complete with animals…some are plastic.
April 15th The First of 4 Blood Moons in Israel
These are all on biblical feast days. The 1st one being Passover, the 2nd on October 8th is the Feast of Tabernacles, 3rd is April 4, 2015, Passover again; and the 4th is September 28, 2015, Feast of Tabernacles again. Will we hear this on the news? Not likely. Even NASA took down their website that for years provided detailed information and schedules about upcoming eclipses.
Court-martialed for Jesus!
I got a call from a woman last month who’s been buying tons of blank DVDs, taking them to her church and making copies of ours, then passing them out to whoever she can whenever she can. She worked at a commissary on a military base in the mess hall in Southern Arizona. During her break, she spent her time passing these out. She got called in, court-martialed, and lost her job over this! Believe it or not, her last name is Warrior! Are you a warrior for Jesus? Please keep her in your prayers. As far as I know, she’s looking for work. When I talked with her, she told me she just had to tell people Jesus is coming soon!
Disturbing Economic Facts
1. In 2008, 31.6 million people were on food stamps. Now 47.7 million are. This increased by more than 50% over the past 4 years. That’s 1 out of 6.5 People!
2. The number of food stamps recipients exceeds the combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
3. Now 55% of Americans receive money from a Federal program at some point in their lives.
4. More than a million public school students are homeless. That number rose 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school years.
5. Median household income in the U.S. has fallen 4 consecutive years. It’s declined by over $4000 during that time.
6. Families with a head of household under 30 years old have a poverty rate of 37%.
7. The percentage of working age Americans with a job has been under 59% for 39 months in a row. If you add working age Americans that don’t have a job today, it’s more than 100 million.
8. 55% of small business owners say they wouldn’t start a business given what they know now and in the current environment.
9. The number of jobs at new small businesses is declining. The following is the number of startup jobs per 1000 people by presidential administration: Bush Sr.: 11.3; Clinton: 11.2; Bush Jr.: 10.8; Obama: 7.8
10. The U.S. share of global GDP has fallen from 31.8% in 2001 to 21.6% in 2011.
11. The U.S. has fallen in the global economic competitiveness rankings for 4 years in a row.
12. In 2000, there were more than 17 million Americans working in manufacturing, but now there are less than 12 million.
13. In 1971, 61% of the U.S. was middle income. Today, only 51% of all Americans are.
14. Today 85% of the middle class say it’s harder to maintain a middle class standard of living today than it was 10 years ago.
15. 62% of the middle class have had to reduce household spending over the past year.
16. Now, 48% of Americans are low income or are living in poverty.
17. 57% of U.S. children are low income or impoverished.
18. 77% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.
19. In 1950 over 80% of men had jobs. Today, it’s less than 65%.
20. Today an unemployed worker is out of work about 40 weeks.
21. 1 out of every 4 workers makes 10 dollars an hour or less.
22. 49% of homes have at least 1 person getting financial help from the government. In 1983, it was under 30%.
23. Over 100 million people are enrolled in at least 1 federal welfare program. (Not counting Social Security or Medicare.)
24. Utility bills rose faster than the inflation rate for 5 years now. Many have seen their water bills triple over the past 12 years.
25. Now 20.2 million people spend more than half of their incomes on housing. That’s a 46% increase from 2001.
26. Almost 25 million adults are living with their parents.
27. As the economy slows so does the number of marriages. Only 51% of people at least 18 years old are married. In 1960, 72% of all U.S. adults were married.
28. Only 24.6% of jobs in the United States are good jobs.
29. Total student loan debt has passed the 1 trillion dollar mark.
30. One out of every 7 Americans has at least 10 credit cards.
31. California is the worst state for business for 8 years in a row.
32. In Detroit over 50% of children are living in poverty, and close to 50% of all adults are functionally illiterate.
33. ½ of all kids will use food stamps before they’re 18 years old.
34. 53% of people with a Bachelor’s degree under 25 are either unemployed or underemployed.
35. The economy is trading good paying jobs for low paying jobs. 60% of jobs lost during the last recession were mid-wage jobs, but 58% of the jobs created since then are low-wage jobs.
36. Our trade deficit with China in 2011 was $295.5 billion. That’s the largest trade in the history of the planet.
37. The US has lost about 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 and we are losing half a million jobs to China every single year.
38. Our tax code is over 3.8 million words long. All of Shakes-peare’s works are about 900,000 words long.
39. The global elite’s holdings are $18 trillion in offshore banking havens such as the Cayman Islands.
40. The U.S. dollar has declined over 96% since the Federal Reserve was first created.
41. 2012 was the 3rd year in a row the yield for corn has declined.
42. Global food reserves are the lowest level in almost 40 years.
43. 40% of all Americans have $500 or less in savings.
44. 28% of us do not have a single penny saved for emergencies.
45. Medical costs related to obesity are about $147 billion a year.
46. The richest 1% of the US has more wealth than the rest of us.
47. The 6 heirs of Wal-Mart are worth more than lower 30% of us.
48. The poorest 50% of people own 2.5% of all the U.S. wealth.
49. 500,000 federal employees make at least $100,000 a year.
50. 77,000 federal workers make more than their state governors.
51. 15,000 retired federal workers collect pensions for life worth at least $100,000 annually. Some are Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.
52. U.S. taxpayers spend more than 20 times as much on the Obamas as British taxpayers spend on the royal family.
53. Family homelessness in Washington D.C. rose 23% since the last recession. (It’s one of the richest areas in the U.S.). 54. In 1965 only 1 out of every 50 people had Medicaid. Today it’s 1 of every 6.
55. Obamacare will add 16 million more people to Medicaid.
56. Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.
57. Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities over $38 trillion over the next 75 years. That’s about $328,404 for each US home. 58. The U.S. national debt is over $17 trillion. When Obama took office the national debt was just $10 trillion.
59. During Obama’s presidency so far, we’ve added more debt than the time between George Washington to George W. Bush.
60. The Feds are printing trillions of dollars without backing, destroying stock market confidence. This is causing deflation of the US, plus inflation in necessary goods.
Now that you’ve gotten the most-current facts, you can see this country is quickly headed for a total financial collapse. When you add in the collapse of all state and federal welfare as food stamps, medical care, and social security, you’ll see this government offers us no security at all! Psalms 118.8 tells us it is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. The last I heard, this (scheduled) collapse was to take place next year but now I’m wondering if it will make it that long. In last month’s newsletter I mentioned the closing of 33 JC Penny’s stores and 500 Radio Shacks. Now it’s 1,100 Radio Shacks, nearly an entire chain of CiCi pizza stores and 225 Staple’s stores, which is a business for businesses. This should tell us something.
Even if they do hold things off until the early part of next year, we may only have months to prepare for things.
Know How to Grow Survival Vegetables?
Last month I aired the DVD Growing Your Own Survival Vegetables. It seems so many think if times get hard, they can just plant a few seeds and that’s it. Not so! There’s so much more to know. How much to water, how much sunlight, when to plant, what about bugs and diseases and more! If you’d like a copy. It’s available this month for a gift of any amount.
Food Storage Secrets
Ever done any canning of fruits, veggies or meats? Have everything you need to be successful? This has become a lost art in this country and there’s much to learn. I’m planning to air the DVD Food Storage Secrets sometime this month. If you’d like a copy now, it’s available for a gift of any amount this month.
Have you witnessed to a Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness or Catholic recently?
Let’s not forget the need to reach out to those in the cults in this late hour. Just think of it. One day it will all be over. The door will be closed. And you’ll think back to the time you could have done more but didn’t. Or in some cases, could have done something but didn’t. We are all held accountable before the Lord for that which we know and that which we are capable of doing. Take the time and look through our resource list and pick out 1, 2 or 3 CDs or DVDs for a gift of any amount and either learn from them to witness better or send them directly to the lost person you know or both. Feel free to make copies! Or if you want, just give me the names and addresses of those you want something sent to and we’ll send it to them for you. NOTE: you’ll find other cults under our section (more mainstream cult groups).
The Atheism Debate
For years the ever increasing atheists in this country demanded from the government they be given a National Atheist Day in America. It was finally given to them but guess on what day. April 1st. April fool’s Day! As you probably know, Scripture tells us “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God”. Yes, God does have a sense of humor! This debate actually took place on an April fool’s day and I’ve tried to air it during the week of April fool’s day ever since. The debate is between Ray Comfort (the Christian) and Ron Barrier (the atheist) so here we have Comfort vs. Barrier if you can believe that! If you would like a copy of the DVD, it’s available for a gift of any amount this month.
Project Blue Beam
In last month’s newsletter I made mention of this but since then it’s been aired and wow! I believe this was the first time this information has ever been aired on any Christian radio! This DVD exposes how even NASA has no small part to play in this major end-time deception. In 1st Thes. Ch. 4 we read of our blessed hope or the Rapture of the Church. Then in 2nd Thes. Ch. 2 we read about the coming of the anti-christ and in verse 11 we read how God will send them a strong delusion that they will believe THE LIE. So who is THEY and what is THE LIE? Some say THEY are those who missed the Rapture and THE LIE is the means to explain away the Rapture and help to set up the prophesied one world government for the anti-christ. Today we have the technology of using laser beams being pointed up into a higher atmosphere to create holograms in the sky. These can also be sent down from satellites to do the same. This could explain why there have been so many sightings of UFOs. You’ve heard the stories where people see lights in the sky, which either just disappear or are whisked away into the night sky with no sound at all. Well of course not! Holograms make no sound! Remember when NASA shot up rockets? Not so much anymore. So what are they doing? Have you noticed that on some TV stations as the History Channel #2, which has been bombarding us with all of this UFO stuff, including alien abductions also now has programs as the NASA Files doing the same? You can also do a word search on the internet for this and you’ll be surprised how many are trying to expose this.
Those of you on the 30 Club already have this DVD. Watch it and share with others! For those who are not and would like to obtain a copy, it’s available for a gift of any amount this month.
We still have our 30 Club going. Anyone wishing to obtain everything we air each month (almost always DVDs) which is an $80 value, may do so with a gift of $30 or more each month. If you would like to join up, now would be the time to do so. Just be sure to include a NOTE LETTING ME KNOW when you write along with your phone number in case I need to call you. Also, you might want to have the 30 Club packages sent to a friend, relative or your church each month. We can do this too! Just send us the name/s and addresses of those you wanted added to the mailing.
Again, please send me your phone number or email address if you have one in case I need to ask you a question on something.
Prayer Request… And perhaps a call from you?
Okay, here’s the situation. Watchman-type ministries have been dropping like flies for a while now. As far as I know, I am the last Ex-Mormon on any AM or FM Christian radio in the world. But last month for the first time in over 15 years I had the opportunity to add another station. As I had been thinking and praying about this, I got a call by a man named Jess Spurgin who is a representative for many Christian stations. He looks for Christian radio ministries with potential to possibly expand. He told me of the possibility of going on a station in Phoenix, AZ. There’s actually two there owned by the same company. The one I took most interest in was KXXT-AM. This was because the Mormons are taking over Arizona and are building another Mormon temple in Phoenix and they already have one in Mesa. Not to mention there’s tons of (fundamental) Mormons in those areas. These are those who still practice polygamy and even some are self appointed Mormons that believe it is their job before God to kill Ex-Mormons like myself. It looked like it was going to go through but was stopped by the owner. She told me she didn’t have an open time slot that would work for me but if something came up, she’d let me know. I’m looking for either 8-10 AM or early afternoon near Southwest Radio Church with Noah Hutchings. Please do pray accordingly that IF it’s God’s will, this will happen. You could also call the owner telling her you heard we might go on there, how you like the broadcast and ask if she’s going to have us on. Her name is Annie at (602) 296-3600. If you get her voice mail, just leave a message. Thank You! -Jim
Want to be a part of the ministry?
Some of you might be wondering what you could be doing for the Lord but just not sure how. Well, here’s something He might be able to use you in and all you need is a phone, an email address, a little time, a love for the lost, a love of the Lord, and the love of being a fellow watchman (or watchwoman) for the Church. Sometimes I just don’t have enough time to do what I need to and would really appreciate one, two or maybe three people to help out. Sometimes it might be as simple as asking you to do a little research on a topic and get back with me on it. The fringe benefits are getting to know more that most of what’s going on in this late hour and has a great retirement plan for all eternity! So if you’re interested, give me a call on the ministry line at (719) 630-1222 or email me at email@example.com and leave me your phone number and tell me a little about yourself.
Once again I want to thank those of you who help this ministry continue through your prayers and gifts of support. You guys are the real heroes and are greatly appreciated!
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