CULTIVATE MINISTRIES NEWSLETTER…..
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March 2017 Newsletter PDF VERSION
Greetings in Jesus…!
First, I just need to say thank you so much to those of you who have been helping this ministry continue through your prayers and gifts of support! Including those of you who are on our 30 Club who receive everything aired on DVDs each month. You guys really help with a consistency of finances which enables me to pay for the airtime each month. Also, to those who send in something whenever you receive this newsletter, and last but not least, those of you who seriously pray for my safety and the continuance of this ministry. Without such, this ministry would have been taken out a long time ago. Again, thank you ever so much!
Ex-Mormons TV Channel?
I could hardly believe it! My Ex-Catholic friend Paul stopped by and brought me a gift. It was a little box you attach to the back of your TV allowing you to download thousands of programs thus getting away from the high cost of cable and satellite channels. It even has a conspiracy channel, hundreds of Christian TV channels and yes, even has an Ex-Mormons channel! It’s called a ROKU and sold at Wal-Mart for around $30.00.
It’s been very dangerous for me through all these years being the last ex-Mormon in the world on Christian radio. The Mormon church has these self appointed Mormons known as the (Danites) or (destroying angels) who believe it’s their job to murder ex-Mormons as they did my only sister. Guess I’m still the number 1 target for obvious reasons and I’ve been stalked and I’ve been shot at but I’m still here and have no plans of quitting until either the last cult member gets saved, my death or the rapture of the Church! The Lord is doing what He can to bring the hardest of the hardest to get saved unto Him and the harvest is ripe but He’s still lacking workers to go out into that field and do the harvesting. How about you! This month feel free to choose any 1 DVD dealing with the cults including Catholicism for free as long as you promise me you’ll do more with it than just watch it for yourself
Are We Currently Living in the Tribulation?
There are some Bible prophecy teachers out there who are teaching that we are currently living in the Tribulation. All the way back since World War 1, they claim, the prophetic judgments of Revelation have been pouring down upon the earth. Sadly, the only thing predictable about their predictions is that they’ve scared a whole lot of people senseless. Are we currently living in the Tribulation?
Let’s define “Tribulation,” for there’s tribulation, and then there’s THE Tribulation. How one defines tribulation is often tied to where they’re coming from. Some people think of tribulation as having to endure… We’re obviously not talking about First World problems here. The rest of the world defines tribulation much more severely, such as having to endure…These are the severe trials and afflictions that much of the world suffers from on an ongoing basis. Then, there are the Christians, who live under an extra level of persecution.
For Jesus warned, “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you,” therefore “In the world you will have tribulation” (John 15:20; 16:33). The world hates Jesus and His moral law, and so will of course also hate and persecute His followers (John 16:33; Philippians 1:27; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; 1 Pet. 4:12-13).
But, when talking about tribulation, as Bible prophecy describes, we’re not talking about the inevitable day-to-day sufferings we all share caused by Satan and our fellow man. Rather, prophecy is talking about an event — The Tribulation.
The Tribulation: Terminology: The Tribulation goes by a number of different names and descriptions in the Old Testament: The Day of the Lord (Isaiah 2:12), The Terror of the Lord (Isaiah 2:19), A Day of Reckoning (Isaiah 2:12), A Day of Wrath (Zephaniah 1:15), A Day of Trouble and Distress (Zephaniah 1:15), A Day of Destruction and Desolation (Zephaniah 1:15), The Time of Jacob’s Distress (Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 12:1), The Great and Terrible Day of the LORD (Joel 2:11,31)
“For then there shall be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Revelation 6-19).
Think of modern-day movies which often mislabel the Tribulation as Judgment Day, Armageddon, and the End of the World. They’re close, but woefully nowhere near as intense in scope.
The Tribulation: Purpose: God has a four-fold purpose for the Tribulation:
1. To pour out His wrath upon the nations of the world for all their evil, as He did during the Flood
2. To bring multitudes of people to finally accept Jesus as Savior.
3.To gather a remnant of Jewish people who finally accept Jesus as Messiah
4. For Jesus to defeat evil and set up His Kingdom.
(Deuteronomy 4:26-31; Isaiah 13:6-13; 17:4-11; Jeremiah 30:4-11; Ezekiel 20:33-38; Daniel 9:27; 12:1; Zechariah 14:1-4; Matthew 24:9-31)
The Tribulation: Length: The Tribulation will last for seven excruciatingly long years (Daniel 9:27). It begins when the ascending one-world ruler — the Antichrist — makes a peace covenant with Israel (Daniel 9:24-27). The seven years are split into two periods of 3 1/2 years each, with the division occurring when the Antichrist enters into the newly built Jewish Temple and declares himself to be God (Matthew 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; Revelation 11:2-3,7; 12:14; 13:5-6). He then engages in genocide, killing two-thirds of the Jews in a second holocaust (Zechariah 13:8-9). And that’s why the second half is often referred to as the Great Tribulation, for it truly is the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). The Tribulation: Conditions: So how do we know we are not currently living in the Tribulation? Well, just look out your window. Do you see the following conditions Revelation describes, conditions so horrific that Jesus declared, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:22). A one-world ruler raised to power who rules over a global government. The Antichrist making and breaking a peace covenant with Israel, a one-world religious system being implemented; a new world war being waged so great that a quarter of the world’s population — almost 2 billion people — are slaughtered, death by mass starvation and rampant plagues. The worst evils let loose from people’s hearts so that they sin exceedingly. Violence, theft, and witchcraft are the norm. Demons run reckless, no longer obscured. The planet cracked apart by earthquakes, meteors, and fire so that the entire biosphere teeters on the brink of collapse. Christians and Jews hunted down like animals to be slaughtered, the Antichrist’s name tattooed on his people’s right hand or forehead, or face starvation. The world’s leaders crawl into caves and cry out for the mountains to fall upon them to protect them from God’s anger.
“When the Tribulation begins, the people who are on earth will not have to call anyone to find out for sure whether or not it has begun. The Tribulation will be a living hell with a degree of violence that is unparalleled in all of history.” – Dr. David Reagan, Lamb & Lion Ministries
The Tribulation: Exemption: Clearly, we are not currently living in the Tribulation, but eventually it will come. But, don’t lose hope, for there are a people who will not have to endure the horrors of the Tribulation. While the Tribulation, like the Flood was, is God pouring out His judgment upon mankind for our sins (Isaiah 24:22; Zephaniah 3:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:12), believers in Christ are promised exemption from God’s wrath (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 3:4; Revelation 3:10). The wrath of God is meant only for those who live in rebellion against Him, and not for those who have accepted Jesus as Savior (Ephesians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:9). They have kept His command to persevere through the tribulations of this life, and so He will also keep them from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth (Colossians 3:4, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; Revelation 3:10). So, no matter how bad the world gets today, it is nothing compared to what life will be like during the Tribulation. Make sure you never have to face those terrible days. Accept Jesus’ lifeline of salvation.
“For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:9). If you would like to obtain the DVD titled: “Why a Mid or Post Tribulation Rapture Can’t Happen”, It’s available for a gift of any amount.
Jack Chick, Christian-tract evangelist, dies
Jack Chick, a controversial California-based evangelist who used comic books to spread the gospel, died last October at the age of 92, according to a note on his Facebook page.“Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Brother Jack Chick passed away Sunday evening, October 23, 2016 peacefully in his sleep. He was 92,” the note said. “He was interred in a small private ceremony. God bless you all.” Jack had many threats on his life and a bullet hole through the window of his ministry window. In time, he stopped taking phone calls from anyone. He also stopped doing any recordings on tape. But I had the opportunity to talk with Jack on occasion and even obtain two audio tapes from him which now have been put onto CDs. One is titled: Let’s Make a Stand and the other: Smokescreens. If you would like a copy of either or both of these, they are available for a gift of any amount and feel free to share with others!
Believers are told in the last days that false prophets and false teachers will increase and that deception will be pervasive in the world and in the church. What are the new spirituality movements and methods that are consistently springing up and entering the church? Spiritual Discernment is the need of the hour for our survival and keeping the faith of biblical Christianity. In this lecture series, we use some of the worst examples to show the dumbing down of the church in discernment, which has resulted in the church becoming deceived. We will learn where and from whom this originated in modern times. For Example:
Revelations that contradict the Bible
Dominionist goals of the New Apostles and Prophets,
People claiming to go to heaven
Prophetic interpretation of tattoos and piercings
New Age healing Drunken stupors,
and becoming frozen and silent.
What is passing for revelation and Bible teaching is astounding. We need to understand what is taking place and stand firmly in our faith. How do we identify and refute these deceptions? How can we protect ourselves and others? The Bible tells us to grow in discernment, so we can mature and help others who are easily deceived. Being grounded in the core doctrines of the faith and building on them makes one immune to the many deceptions that surround us today. This lecture will show us why we need discernment and help us learn how to become a discerning Christian. Get the DVD “The Need for Discernment in the Last Days” for a gift of any amount this month!
Trump and the Third Temple
The Jewish Temple Mount movement is excited over the recent election of Donald Trump. They know very well that rebuilding the Jewish temple in today’s world would be a dangerous and politically incorrect task. In their view, if there is any modern political leader with the guts and determination to stand behind such a project, it could be President Trump. Biblically, many Christians affirm that the Jewish temple will be rebuilt at some point in the End Times. Could President Trump’s strong pro-Israel stand be the game changer which could help lay the groundwork? What role would President Putin play in the mix?
A number of Christian leaders have been comparing Trump to the Biblical King Cyrus. They point out that King Cyrus was a leader called and appointed by God. Despite the fact that this Persian King did not know the God of Israel, God appointed him by name with the mandate to fulfill God’s divine purposes concerning the nation of Israel. President Trump, like King Cyrus, appears an unlikely champion for God’s purposes. Despite the controversies swirling around him, Trump has though already taken action to re-align America with important Biblical values (such as pro-life) as well as making an unusually firm stand alongside the nation of Israel. While several Christian bible teachers have pointed out similarities with Cyrus, few have raised the point that a primary part of Cyrus’ divine calling was to order the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem (Isaiah 44:28, Ezra 1:2). If President Trump really has a similar calling to King Cyrus, could it be that God would use this real estate developer turned President to facilitate the greatest property development of modern time – the rebuilding of the Temple?
Key figures in Israel’s Temple Mount movement certainly are optimistic that Trump’s victory could be the catalyst needed to bring their dream to reality. Within days of the election victory, long time Temple Mount advocate and now prominent member of the Israeli Knesset Rabbi Yehudah Glick, issued a public call inviting Trump to visit the Temple Mount. This call was followed days later by an open letter from the re-convened Jewish Sanhedrin. The open letter addressed BOTH Russian President Putin and the new US President Trump – asking them both to fulfill the Cyrus mandate of enabling the rebuilding of the Temple. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, who serves as spokesman for the Sanhedrin, explained that Donald Trump’s rise to power had ‘made the eternal Jewish dream a very real possibility’. Trump’s strong stand in support of the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and the West Bank (Biblically known as Judea and Samaria) has led to the Sanhedrin to the belief that he could also support full Israeli rights to the Temple Mount. Compared to President Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin might seem like an even more unlikely Cyrus. Many would instead view him as a potential ‘Gog’ – one of Israel’s great End Time enemies. The Sanhedrin however are basing their letter to Putin on unverified positive reports concerning Putin’s attitude to the Temple Mount. Visiting the Western Wall in 2012, Putin allegedly disclosed that he was personally praying for the rebuilding of the Temple. On this basis, the Sanhedrin decided to write to both Putin and Trump – inviting them both to fulfill the Cyrus mandate. The optimism of the Sanhedrin is palpable. Rabbi Weiss explains: “We are poised to rebuild the Temple. The political conditions today, in which the two most important national leaders in the world support the Jewish right to Jerusalem as their spiritual inheritance, is historically unprecedented”. While the Sanhedrin is looking for a Cyrus type figure to arise to help support the building of the Third Temple, many Christians tend to link the rebuilding of the Temple not with a Cyrus but rather with the anti-Christ himself. The Scriptures appear clear that the coming anti-Christ will defile the temple, but we shouldn’t necessarily equate foreign leaders who facilitate the rebuilding with the coming anti-Christ. In his day, King Cyrus helped build a temple in Jerusalem at divine instruction, which was later defiled by Antiochus and then frequented by Jesus the Messiah. Could it be that God will likewise in the End Times rise up a new Cyrus figure that will help facilitate the rebuilding of the temple – which will later be defiled before the Messiah finally returns to take His rightful place in the Temple? Jewish leaders have pointed out that the gematria (numerical value) of Donald Trump’s name equals that of the phrase ‘Meshiach Ben David’ (Messiah, Son of David). These same rabbis are quick to point out that they do not believe that Trump is the Messiah (just as well!). They view the gematria of Trump’s name as an indication of him playing a role in the ‘redemptive process’ – a role in preparing the conditions for the Messiah’s arrival. What could prepare the way for the Messiah more than the rebuilding of the Temple? It is interesting in this context to also consider Michael Snyder’s calculations that Trump was born 700 days before Israel became a nation, won the election on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 7th year, 7th month and 7th day in office, and served his first full day in the White House at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 7 days old. While we should be careful of reading too much into these numbers, it would seem that God Himself has had His hand on the unusual rise of Donald Trump and if so would have a particular purpose for his presidency. Could these Jewish leaders be right that Trump could have a Cyrus call on his life?
There is great excitement within the Temple Movement in Israel that the time might be drawing near for the long desired rebuilding of the House of God. While the Sanhedrin is obviously excited about the rise of Trump and rumors of Putin being supportive, it is still early days, and we have no definite statements from either leader to support these assumptions. As believers we should none-the-less be watching these developments, praying for God’s prophesied purposes to be accomplished, and checking our own spiritual lives to make sure that we are ready to meet the soon coming King.
NEW DVD! Still Ready to Rebuild; Current Plans to Rebuild the Temple! Available for a gift of any amount and do share with others!
Cash No Longer King: Europe Moves to Begin Elimination of Paper Money
In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash.
These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years. The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State. The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are plausible, there are other clear motivations for governments to target paper money that aren’t as noble. Negative interest rates and high inflation are a deadly combination that could further destabilize the already fragile union in the future. With less physical currency circulating, these trends ensure that the impact of any additional central bank policies will be maximized. If economic conditions deteriorate, the threat of citizens pulling cash out of their accounts and starting a bank run is eliminated in a cashless system. So long as the people’s wealth is under centralized control, funds can be shifted at will to conceal any underlying problems. But the longer this shell game is allowed to persist, the more painful it will be when reality overrides the manipulation. Since former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kenneth Rogoff, published a paper last year advocating for the U.S. $100 bill to be removed, governments around the world have pushed forward their agendas towards a cashless society. He wrote: “There is little debate among law-enforcement agencies that paper currency, especially large notes such as the U.S. $100 bill, facilitates crime: racketeering, extortion, money laundering, drug and human trafficking, the corruption of public officials, not to mention terrorism. There are substitutes for cash–crypto currencies, uncut diamonds, gold coins, prepaid cards–but for many kinds of criminal transactions, cash is still king. It delivers absolute anonymity, portability, liquidity and near-universal acceptance.” This announcement comes just months after the 500 euro note was discontinued, and it follows India’s lead in subverting the financial independence of their citizens. The incremental steps currently being taken may look trivial in isolation, but the ultimate end is to lay the foundation for an entire network for economic repression. The German people have placed themselves in strong opposition to the action and previously pushed back hard against domestic legislation that would have limited cash. Nearly 80% of all transactions in Germany are made with paper currency, putting Europe’s economic engine in direct conflict with the vision coming out of Brussels. The spillover effect has affected new forms of investment, like Bitcoin, which witnessed an astronomical rise over the last months and has been brought back into the discussion as a viable alternative to fiat currencies. Of course, the E.U. Commission is also attempting to impose similar limitations on crypto-currencies to make sure no transactions fall outside of their domain. The ECB and BOJ are working towards a Trojan horse block chain network that will serve only to entrap those naive enough to trust it. Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers wrote last year that the E.U. would likely be the trailblazer of the West towards this new digital model: “But a moratorium on printing new high denomination notes would make the world a better place. In terms of unilateral steps, the most important actor by far is the European Union. The ¬500 is almost six times as valuable as the $100. Some actors in Europe, notably the European Commission, have shown sympathy for the idea and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has shown interest as well. “Since the public’s attention has been drawn to emotional manipulations and political stunts, the threat the war on cash represents has gone unrecognized. Instead of feeding energy into systems meant to divide and conquer, individuals must educate themselves to secure their own financial futures. By submitting to the hive mind and following the media down whichever rabbit hole they choose, the most important issues of today will go unnoticed. The value of advocating for decentralized and physical alternatives to the banking system may not be easily grasped by the activists of today, but few other things have the potential to erode freedom on such a massive scale.
“Joel Osteen – The Smile of Deception”
What are Joel Osteen’s beliefs based on, what has made him one of the most watched and popular TV preachers? Because of peoples lack of discernment they are unable to recognize what is obviously wrong.
The teachings of Joel Osteen are Biblically light and often out of context. Joel Osteen’s open ended spiritual inclusiveness is misleading many. Osteen’s teaching combines Positive Thinking and Kenneth Hagin’s Positive Confession with ‘The Secret’. He has it based on ‘word faith teaching’ that he learned from his father. His positive thinking and confession visualization techniques are aligned with the Secret that Oprah promotes. He is promoting decreeing, creating by words; word faith declarations, with Visualization.
This amounts to a dangerous mix that departs from Biblical teaching into New Age/Mysticism.
Numerous video clips with PowerPoint presentations, makes it clear what has made Lakewood the largest church in America.
NEW DVD! Joel Osteen: Smile of Deceit Available this month for a gift of any amount and do feel free to make copies and share with others!
The Difference in real and fake news….
Fake news is the flavor of the month, as the New World Order finds yet more ways to fulfill its agenda of domination.
The Washington Post recently came out with a hit list of 200 websites that it labeled as fake news, based on the “research” of a shadowy group called PropOrNot (Propaganda or Not?).
Conveniently for the MSM, the main Alternative Media sites that promote truth are on the list. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see the point of all this: censorship.
Now corporations like Facebook are setting up new censorship programs where news stories have to go through “fact checkers” who will verify their truth hood.
It’s just like the Government setting up a “Ministry of Truth” in George Orwell’s 1984.
Can you tell the difference in real and fake news?
The question will always be: who decides what is and isn’t fake news? Who gets to be in the position of the ultimate arbiter of truth? Who gets the power to decide what you can and cannot see? Who gets to mold your perception of reality? They may say every dissenting voice is sponsored by Russia, or whatever other ridiculous nonsense they contrive, but they are only sabotaging themselves. People want to be free. Many of us already know the truth. And we know that fear and desperation are behind this new drive for censorship. Learn more about the fake news agenda and how it will affect you.
NEW DVD! THE FAKE NEWS AGENDA EXPOSED!
Available for a gift of any amount.
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The Enemy Attacks After Picking up the Newsletter…
I ask for your prayers at the end of each broadcast and this is for a reason. Last month I drove to Divide, CO to pick up the newsletters from the printer. It was cold and with ice in the parking lot so I was extra careful. Got the box of newsletters into my pick-up and walked around to get into the driver’s seat. All of a sudden, I felt like there was some unseen force that pulled both my feet right out from under me and in a split second I hit the ice with my head and ribs. Think I broke two of them. The extreme headache only lasted a couple hours but I don’t believe I’ve ever experienced such excruciating pain in my entire life with the broken ribs! Ribs don’t heal easily and of course I couldn’t go to a doctor because I have neither insurance nor money to do that. At the time of this writing I’m still in much pain and I’ve heard and felt my ribs re-breaking many times as I try to move which includes breathing. What I found interesting in all this was the timing. I just picked up the newsletters! And that’s when the enemy attacked! Apparently, the enemy did not want them going out. Thank you for your prayers!
Thank you for praying for myself, Mary, Dudley and the ministry. I would ask for your prayers for safety, a fast recovery from my ribs, God’s leading and wisdom and the Lord’s leading for the best ways to get more people saved in this late hour. Thanks ever so much! -Jim
Thank you again ever so much to those who help keep this ministry going through your prayers and support! Both of which are greatly needed and greatly appreciated at this time. Yours because His: