Greetings in Jesus…!
I just want to say thank you so much to those of you who continue to help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support. You guys are recognized as the real heroes of this ministry in so many ways every day.
Days Most Excellent!
I recently became aware of Jan Markell and Olive Tree Ministries and their fine work and broadcasts from a listener of Cultivate on the Radio Station WGNZ AM in Dayton, Ohio.
By Hal Lindsey
In a recent newsletter, Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries spoke of a woman calling into a Christian radio program. She told the minister hosting the show that the prophetic implications of current events terrify her.
The host said, “For over 50-years, ever since the establishing of the State of Israel every six months we hear, it’s all coming down this week, and to me, it’s a just a huge distraction…. I would stop listening to and watching that, and just get into your Bible, and that will make you happy.”
I didn’t hear the program and have no idea of the radio minister’s identity. That’s not what’s important here. What’s important is that evangelical leaders across America are encouraging people to stop studying prophecy. And in times like these, that’s a terrible mistake.
In many cases, their reasoning sounds like the people in 2 Peter 3:4. “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’
Peter gave a profound answer, including this statement in verses eight and nine. “But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.”
The radio preacher encouraged the woman to stop looking at signs of the times. But God put those signs in His word. Jesus pointed out many of them, and with great specificity. He told them to us because He wants us to pay attention to them. If the man on the radio wants the caller to avoid prophecy, telling her to “get into your Bible” is poor advice. At least a quarter of the Bible is prophecy. One of the primary messages of Jesus is that He will come again. Old Testament prophecies foretell a suffering Messiah and a Messiah coming in glory to rule and reign forever. It’s the same Messiah, but two advents. Jesus suffered the first time, but He will return in glory to rule and reign. We cannot give a full account of the Lord’s purpose on earth if leave out His second coming.
When the preacher says that in the fifty years since Israel’s re-establishment, we’ve been told to watch for the Lord’s return, he’s understating it. We’ve been hearing that for two thousand years. Philippians 3:20 says, “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Joyful expectation of the Lord’s return is not a distraction.
2Timothy 4:8 says, “In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
I’m concerned when Christian ministers tell people to stay away from the topic of prophecy. But I’m also concerned when precious brothers and sisters in Christ look at prophecy with terror. Notice the words of Paul in the verses above. How do we wait for the Lord? Eagerly! How do we feel about the Lord’s appearing? We love it! Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come.” A kingdom must have a king. In other words, when we earnestly pray the Lord’s Prayer, we’re earnestly praying for the return of Jesus.
We know from the signs that this age is near its end. That’s good news! We live in days most excellent! The next to the last verse in the Bible says, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
We pray that prayer still. We pray it with joyful expectation! “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
Same Number, Same Site, NEW Address
Our Address has changed recently. The Phone Number and website will remain unchanged.
The NEW address is
PO BOX 35038
ABQ, NM 87176
The Phone number will remain the same as always
(719) 630-1222 for Calls, Voicemail & Text messages
Please do leave a voice message when you call.
The website cultivateministies.org will remain the same as well
The e-mail address is now firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who are 30 Club members or receive the Newsletter by mail will receive self-addressed envelopes with the new address as well. Please let me know if we need to update your address or other information.
Has God Bless America become God Forgive America?
I’m sure many of you experienced great heartbreak over the news that New York’s prominent Catholic Mayor Cuomo figured out a way to make Until-Birth-Abortion legal in the State of New York, and almost on cue several other states including New Mexico have jumped on the bandwagon. It is especially heartbreaking to us who live in New Mexico. New Mexico is sometimes referred to as the late-term abortion capital of the United States, because of only 9 doctors performing late-term abortions in the U.S. 4 of them operate from New Mexico. They even have referenced such as a positive tourism boost to the state.
“The Empire State’s new abortion bill is alarming in every sense,” said Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in written comments for Baptist Press. “This bill stripped all possible legal protections for children past 24 weeks in the womb.”
AUL President Catherine Glenn Foster called the law “extreme,” saying in a written statement it “de facto permits infanticide of the sort that notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted [of] only recently.”
Christina Fadden, chair of New York State Right to Life, described the law as “inhumane.”
“RHA has made abortion a ‘fundamental right’ and prohibits all limits on abortion. … RHA has expanded abortion-on-demand in New York past 24 weeks – well past when unborn children feel pain, are viable, and suffer during the course of an abortion – and up to birth,” Fadden said, according to National Right to Life News Today.
Does the United States deserve God’s judgment? After all, we’re not nearly as bad as some other countries. While that’s true, we need to remember the words of Jesus in Luke 12:48. “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required.”
In talking about harm to children, Jesus did not mince words. “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6)
On top of what one of the prominent abortion provider said that “he would be happy execute children up to and after birth” we also have sexual perversions and blood-soaked violence in the name of entertainment pouring out of America every day, and it floods the world. We are ripe for God’s judgment in these and hundreds of other areas.
Jesus said, “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones.” (Matthew 18:10) Abortion has become the cruelest “killing machine” of all times. The ancient Romans frequently left their newborn baby on the trash heaps to die. But today’s unborn children are killed in the womb as late as, and now even after full term.
“They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was desecrated by their blood.” (Psalm 106:36-38,). In the U.S. the idols are personal peace, convenience, and pleasure which are more sophisticated. Our sacrifices today are justified on the basis of who is inconvenient, imperfect or even the wrong sex. We are moving down the slippery slope, and could find ourselves in an even larger ocean of blood.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood and a eugenicist would be happy. “These two words [birth control],” she wrote, “sum up our whole philosophy. … It means the release and cultivation of the better elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks (of people) — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.”
If you have participated in an abortion, you can repent and confess your sin and become a Christian. But our Gracious Father God takes it very seriously. Don’t put this off.
When the story of America is written in the past tense, will our collapse have been caused by our indifference to God, and to all of the horrors that historically and inevitably follow it? Do we think we should get away with this and not suffer national, cultural and spiritual consequences? I heard a pastor on WNQM in Nashville, TN talking about the huge amount of money made and funneled to lawmakers and medical boards by abortion providers and how much that plays into this becoming the law in our nation.
This Month I’ll be airing the programs on Baby Parts for Sale which exposes the darker side of this industry, Remember this was all denied by the abortion rights advocates, and then admitted to without apology and punishment by lawmakers when it was exposed.
The DVD Baby Parts for Sale will be available for a gift of any amount this month. Duplicate and share this with others
A Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act will be voted on in the U.S. Senate please be in prayer and guidance about this and also about the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the Senate as well. What can we do?
Read James Chapter 5
Remember “God is still on the throne and prayer changes Things”. Noah Hutchings
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
November‘s election brought to power in the U.S. House of Representatives a number of individuals, whose political views are not only outside the mainstream of most Americans, but who are actually seeking to ultimately topple the existing constitutional structure of the United States government and replace it with a structure more akin to their own radical worldview. Satan’s been hard at work trying to destroy our Biblically oriented constitution. So far it has stood the test of time, but will it continue to hold together until the Rapture? Andy looks at its past changes and future changes coming! While extremism on the political right is typically exposed by the media, there has been a virtual media blackout on these new evil players on the extreme political left.
This month we will be airing the audio portion of Andy Woods DVD, The U.S. Constitution, How Long Will It Last? It will be available this month for a gift of any amount.
This could be a defining and pivotal time in the history and survival of our nation. Watch this and share it with others.
A LAMP IN THE DARK
The Untold History of The Bible
This week we will be airing the audio portion of A Lamp in the Dark which is an exciting three-hour documentary that unfolds the fascinating “untold” history of the Bible, revealing critical information often overlooked in modern histories. Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins, and wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Throughout the Middle Ages, the Papal Inquisition forbade biblical translation, threatening imprisonment and death to those who disobeyed. Learn the stories of valiant warriors of the faith, such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, the ancient Waldenses, Albigenses and others who hazarded their lives for the sake of sharing the Gospel light with a world drowning in darkness.
Once the common people were able to read the Bible, the world was turned upside down through the Protestant Reformation. The Reformers subdued whole kingdoms by preaching the grace of God and exposing the unbiblical doctrines of Rome. In response, the Vatican would launch a Counter Reformation to destroy the work of the Reformers, including the bibles they produced. Is it possible this war against The Word of God continues to this day? The DVD A LAMP IN THE DARK: The Untold History of The Bible will be available this month for a gift of any amount. This is a good video to share with your Catholic friends and in witnessing to them.
Staying In Touch
It seems like things move along at a faster pace than ever in these times. Many of the listeners have a hard time getting the show for many various reasons. However, we also have more ways to listen to the broadcasts than before as well. While it is a new concept and somewhat untested in many ways, we a going to try something that may make it easier for you to catch the broadcast daily.
Cultivate Radio by Text!
If you would like to receive the daily broadcast on your mobile phone we would like to try and send it to you daily as well by a link you can open in your browser from the text and possibly even as a text message media attachment.
Just send us a text to (719) 630-1222 with the message “TEXT BROADCAST” and we will send you a text every morning with a link to that daily broadcast.
If it turns out that this works well we are considering a link to a four-hour block of Christian Radio programs as well. If you have a favorite program please let us know.
You can also subscribe to the broadcast on Google Play using the link at the bottom of each page at the website, or just email or text us and let us know and we will send you a link that you can subscribe to and have Cultivate ready to listen to every day on your phone, tablet or Google Home device.
In the recent change over and delays it is possible some of you may not be receiving 30 Club Packets or Newsletters, please feel free to let us know.
A Note From A Supporter
I first learned of Cultivate Ministries after hearing Jim Zilonka’s radio program in Albuquerque, NM. I give thanks to God that he brought this ministry to my attention and for the blessings that He has given to me through Jim’s dedicated work throughout the years. Because of my busy schedule, I don’t have time to search out the latest goings on in the world. I appreciate the work that Cultivate Ministries does to research and pool information that I would otherwise know nothing about – important information that would be hard to find on my own and is unlikely to be found in the mainstream media.
I’m grateful that Dudley Martin has taken up the torch for this ministry and that he is committed to keeping people informed on subjects that impact our present and future world. Thank you Dudley and to all those who have a part in keeping this ministry going! My continued support and prayers are with you.
Will Smith – Albuquerque, NM
A Local Prepper Lesson
Recently here in the Albuquerque area, we had a much colder winter with early heavy snows disrupting things for a few days in town and for weeks in the mountains. With all the inconveniences involved, I noticed something I would not have expected with only a moderate disruption. I noticed that many people who I thought would weather things out in the mountains had to come all the way into town. It wasn’t for wood pellets or freezing pipes or the normal things the single digit nights bring on. It was for groceries and stuff that the stores were out of. What would you guess the first things the stores would run out of would be? T.P. and cat food was my guess. Actually, it was eggs and water. Even more surprising was that when I went to the Super Center nearby there wasn’t any good eggs there as well. You could sort through the cartons and put together a dozen unbroken eggs but that was it. It made sense though. There are a lot of things that make eggs one of the most vulnerable items in a disruption. The people I know in town with chickens had no egg shortages,however.
This week when I heard the Village Mercantile add that the baby chicks for this year were arriving my ears perked up, we usually think about such in the late spring and summer but now actually is the time to get your back yard chicken project started. Chickens are very social animals, really they are, and they will become as much a pet as you will let them be. My favorites are Gold Sex Links which are Great layers. They are a cross between Rhode Island Red males and Rhode Island White females. Raised for their hardiness and ability to produce more than 300 large brown eggs a year with proper care and feeding. They are cold weather hardy and typically have pleasant personalities. I like the Orpingtons as well, Buff Orpingtons make good backyard birds because they are not inclined to fly much due to their large size. The hens are good layers, averaging up to 200 medium to large light brown eggs a year. I had really good results with urban chickens here with an easy and cheap Chicken Tractor we built in a weekend and we could move around easily in the garden and yard to let them cultivate an area before planting.
This week we’ll be airing Backyard Chickens and the DVD Back Yard Chickens and it will be available for a gift of any amount. If you want plans for the Chicken Tractor just let me know.
This Month we will begin something extra to the 30 Club and Newsletter subscribers. This will be the first of a set of fifteen Bible insert sheets. These are old Bible outlines from around 1967, with an outline and notes on important beginning Bible truths, they were originally called “The Christian Life Master Outlines and Notes”, and were used in witnessing and discipleship meetings. They were done as primarily New Testament studies so they could be used with a pocket New Testament, but the notes also expand into the Old Testament as well. I ran across them in a Bible that was passed down to me from a loving Christian lady who also gave me an old Wheel Horse tractor. She told me they were great for Legacy and Inheritance Bibles as well. They are also handy to lead Bible Studies and speak from. The outlines in order are;
(1) The Bible – The Word of God
(3) Jesus Christ – The Son of God
(4) The Holy Spirit
(8) The Church
(11) The Abundant Life
(13) The New Birth
(14) Gods Plan of Salvation
(15) How to Witness Effectively
For those who receive the newsletter by email, there will be a link at the top of the newsletter to download and print the outlines and notes each month. If you would like a copy mailed to you please let us know. Duplicate and share these freely. If you would like more copies please let me know as well.
There seems to be a growing hunger for the word of God in a deeper way growing again. Let’s be prepared to help feed that hunger if we can. “Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your fallow ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.” (Hosea 10:12)
The 30 Club…
Many of you are already members of our 30 Club. Thank you for this greatly! You truly are helping us to pay for the airtime! Plus this is a great deal for you. As mentioned, DVDs are normally $20.00 each but through the 30 Club, you receive all DVDs aired. That is 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. It looks like 2019 is going to be one very interesting year! Just let me know when you write if you’d like to join our 30 Club. Or you can subscribe via credit card at the website cultivateministries.org Thanks!
I would ask that along with your prayers for the Cultivate Ministries and its very faithful and generous supporters that you would consider praying for our Nation, leaders and especially for the Radio Stations and their listeners. It is important that the message gets out in these late days. Thanks!
I just wanted to again say thank you so much for those of you who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and gifts of support. If it weren’t for you guys, this ministry would have been taken out long ago, before many of us even knew about Cultivate.
Many blessing and my sincere Thanks: