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Christian Classic ‘Sheffey’ Is The Story Of 19th Century Circuit Riding Preacher Robert Sheffey That Will Rekindle Your Fire To Labor For The Lord Jesus

Robert Sheffey was a 19-century circuit riding itinerant preacher featured in Christian classic ‘Sheffey’ from Bob Jones University.

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Robert Sheffey died on August 30, 1902, after having preached throughout Southwest Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. His tombstone simply reads, “The poor were sorry when he died.”

Shortly after I first got saved, and met some good Christian brothers who put Ruckman King James Bible commentaries in my hands, they also gave me a movie to watch that has stayed with me all these years later. It’s a Christian film from the 1970’s called ‘Sheffey’, and it presents the story of itinerant Appalachian preacher named Robert Sheffey, who loved lost souls and gave his life to bring them the gospel riding, on horseback.

“And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.” 1 Timothy 1:12,13 (KJB)

On May 22nd, we here at NTEB are going to have an old-fashioned camp meeting on the 95-acre gorgeous Kelly Farms, that is smack dab in the style of those 19-century tent revivals of DL Moody and the Wabash Camp Meeting that Robert Sheffey poured his heart and soul into. We would love for you to come to our camp meeting, click image below to register.

In the meantime, please enjoy a fully restored and remastered version of ‘Sheffey’ from Unusual Films from Bob Jones University at the bottom of this article. Please comment after watching and let us know how you enjoyed it. It’s one of my favorite films of all time, and it will be one of yours as well, enjoy!

The Appalachian Mountain Preacher Who Loved Animals

FROM APPALACHIAN MAGAZINE: Born in Wythe County, Virginia, Robert Sheffey became orphaned at the age of two and was forced to move to nearby Abingdon, Virginia, to be raised by his aunt. Sheffey would later say that he was “born of the flesh on July 4, 1820, in Ivanhoe, Wythe County, Virginia, and that he was born of the Spirit on January 9, 1839, over Greenway’s store, at Abingdon, Virginia.”

It was on this blustering January day that Sheffey heeded Jesus’ call of “Ye must be born again…”Asking Christ to be his personal saviour, Sheffey soon surrendered his life to full-time ministry and the same autumn, he enrolled into Emory & Henry College. Unfortunately Sheffey’s “early dislike for books and an aversion for profound study,” made him a terrible student and the new believer soon dropped out of seminary. With no degree, but convinced of a heavenly calling on his life, Sheffey attempted to become ordained by the Methodist Church; however, his ordination was shot down due to his lack of education.

With no official ordination or formal degree, Sheffey set out into the hills and hollers of Appalachia as an itinerant preacher, circuit riding on horseback — roaming from town to town holding tent meetings and preaching a message of repentance. His lack of education did in no wise affect his ability to faithfully minister.

Many stories about Sheffey related to his power in prayer abound.  Some of his prayers concerned critical needs of agricultural communities, such as the need for rain in time of drought or the prevention of rain during harvest.  Other of his prayers centered upon his disdain for alcohol. According to an expert in the folklore of itinerant Methodist preachers, there are “at least twenty-five accounts of how Sheffey’s prayers led to the immediate destruction of whiskey stills and distilleries.”

According to one minister, Sheffey prayed for the destruction of three distilleries on a creek near where they had been preaching. The minister claimed the proprietor of one still, in robust health, died suddenly; at a second, Sheffey prayed that a tree would fall on the still house though there were no trees nearby, and a “great storm came and actually landed a tree on the still”; and a third still was destroyed by fire after Sheffey had spent a night in prayer against it. Men were said to have left the area rather than become the object of Sheffey’s prayers.

As incredible as these stories may be, the thing that makes the “Saint of the Wilderness” so unique among the men of his day may very well have been his love for animals.

He once dismounted to collect tadpoles in his handkerchief so that he could transfer them to a stream from a small pool where they were certain to die. Others he tried to save by bringing water to their mud hole. Sheffey regularly stopped to right beetles and dropped out of funeral processions to lift insects out of the way of wagon wheels. He gave his lunch to hungry dogs and tried (unsuccessfully) to “relieve” flies caught on sticky paper. Once when his brother-in-law cut a wasp in two with a pair of scissors, Sheffey went out to the yard and started praying. When the brother-in-law asked why, he replied, “I am praying for the Lord to make another wasp to take the place of the one you killed.” Sheffey was especially solicitous of his horse. He specifically instructed hosts how to water and feed his horse, and he often dismounted rather than make the horse carry him up a steep grade.

In addition to his affinity for animals, Sheffey was also known for his peculiar sense of humor.  He was once called to pray for a child that had been bitten by a rattlesnake. While praying, Sheffey is said to have petitioned, “O Lord, we do thank Thee for rattlesnakes. If it had not been for a rattlesnake they would never have called upon You. Send a rattlesnake to bite Bill, and one to bite John, and send a great big one to bite the old man.”

Robert Sheffey died on August 30, 1902, after having preached throughout Southwest Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. His tombstone simply reads, “The poor were sorry when he died.” READ MORE

Sheffey (1977) | Full Movie | Dwight Anderson | Harold Kilpatrick | Beneth Jones

The life and works of 19th-century circuit rider Robert S. Sheffey.

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We Sent Hundreds Of Bibles To The High Desert State Prison, And The Very First One Was Requested By A Satanist Who Nearly Died In A Knife Fight

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A satanist inmate named TJ almost died in a knife fight, and when he came to, he asked the chaplain for a Bible, and Bibles Behind Bars was there to see he got it.

A few weeks ago, we sent a truckload of King James Bibles to the High Desert State Prison in Nevada, received by Chaplain Julio Calderin. Part of that shipment contained 100 Ruckman Reference Study Bibles, slated to be delivered to their men’s Bible study program at the prison. But God had other plans for one of those Bibles, something very unforeseen and quite wonderful.

“And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.” Luke 8:30 (KJB)

Chaplain Julio called me on Tuesday, first to say thank you to all the NTEB’ers who made it possible for the Bibles to be sent to his prison, and second, that he had something else to tell me as well. He told me about a prisoner, let’s call him TJ, and TJ is a hardcore satanist that most of the other inmates walk in fear of. Chap has had a burden to see him get saved for a long time. Well, TJ got involved in a violent prison yard brawl, and wound up with too many stab wounds to count, bleeding out in the yard. Doctors were fearful that they wouldn’t be able to save his life, but he pulled through. When he came out of surgery, he called for Chaplain Calderin. When Chap got to his bedside, TJ asked if he could be given a study Bible, and that he wanted to know where in there he could read about the forgiveness of God. Since we had just sent 100 study Bibles to High Desert, Chap was supplied and TJ was given the first one out of the box. Praise the LORD!!

Chaplain Calderin is scheduled to retire in a few months, and at the end of our call on Tuesday, he told me that he is rethinking retiring right now because there is more work to be done. That’s how powerfully TJ asking for that Bible affected Chap. Christian, this is the work we are called to do here, putting the Bible into the hands of as many people as possible, starting with the ‘least of these’, like TJ. Please pray that TJ’s request for the Bible will lead him to believe the gospel and get saved, and pray for Chap and the work God has called him to do there in High Desert State Prison. If God has prospered you, please click on the donate button to help us continue to send out thousands more Bibles in the time we have left. Thank you so much…TO THE FIGHT!!!

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Conspiracy Theory

Long Forgotten Novels From 19-Century Author Ingersoll Lockwood Were Called ‘The Last President’ And ‘The Baron Trump’, How’s That For Conspiracy?

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Ingersoll Lockwood wrote books called ‘The Baron Trump’ and ‘The Last President’, will this have anything to do with Barron Trump and his father the once and perhaps future president?

Chances are you know about a doomed ship called ‘The Titanic’, but you may or may not be familiar with a book from the 19th-century called ‘The Wreck of the Titan’. Titan was roughly the same size as the Titanic with about the same number of passengers, both ships were not provided with enough lifeboats for all of its passages, and half of the passengers died when it sank after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly identical, the novel came true. 19-century author Ingersoll Lockwood wrote a book called ‘The Baron Trump’, a children’s book, and another called ‘1900, or The Last President’ about the end of America. Will these novels, like ‘The Titan’, also come to pass?

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJB)

In the book ‘The Baron Trump’, the title character Trump is an aristocratically wealthy young man living in a place called Castle Trump on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Young Baron Trump has a mentor named Don, and the two of them take a trip to Russia where the course of his life will forever change. Just keep in mind this book was written in 1889, was the author time-traveling when he wrote this?

Hold that thought. Now, about last night…

Last night, Barron Trump made his debut of sorts, standing before a cheering crowd of 45,000 MAGA Republicans, in support of his father Donald Trump, the once and perhaps future president of the United States. Keeping in mind the relationship of the ship Titanic to the book called The Wreck of the Titan, what parallels can we draw between a book called ‘The Baron Trump’ and ‘The Last President’, written in the 19th-century, with what seems to be currently unfolding before us in 2024? I mean, from a statistical point of views, what would be the chances?

Visually, Barron Trump has striking features. He is very tall, quite handsome and has a serious ‘beyond his years’ expression on his face most of the time. From a conspiracy perspective, as the saying goes, the ‘kid is a natural’. Is he about to come onto the political scene, and if so, in what capacity? My mind races with the possibilities, how about you? Either way, we’re about to find out.

What is the political temperature in America right now? Right now confusion reigns from every outpost, the Democrats are in turmoil, the Republicans are in turmoil, and the 44th president of the United States recently released a movie about the American government declaring war on its citizens. If there ever was a time to write a book called ‘The Last President’, that time would be right now. Ingersoll wrote that book in 1896, right after he wrote a book called ‘The Baron Trump’. We are prepping an upcoming Podcast on this very intriguing and highly conspiratorial topic, stay tuned!

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In An Amazing Coincidence, Emmanuel Macron’s Main Rival For Power, Marine Le Pen, Is Now Under Investigation For ‘Illegal Campaign Financing’

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The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday it had launched a preliminary probe into allegations of illegal financing of far right National Rally (RN) leader Marine Le Pen’s campaign for the 2022 presidential race, which she lost to Emmanuel Macron.

Here in America, we have been watching for some time now the lawfare waged against Donald Trump by the Biden administration, and it is a very effective and powerful tool. But lawfare exists in many other nations like, say, France for example. In an amazing display of coincidence and irony, Emmanuel Macron’s main rival, Marine Le Pen, a woman who has vexed him time and again, is now under investigation for ‘illicit campaign financing’. If convicted, she could serve jail time. C’est magnifique, Mr. President Macron, I am sure you had nothing to do with that.

“And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.” Daniel 11:36 (KJB)

As we’ve been telling you, long before these amazing events transpiring before us now, Emmanuel Macron is not going anywhere. He will make whatever deal, with whomever, that he needs to make, and every time you think you’ve cornered him, he only comes out stronger with more power. If this was a roulette table, and Emmanuel Macron was number 13, I would take all my ‘prophecy chips’, put them on him, and let it ride on the supposition that he is the biblical man of sin. Still just our opinion, but man, oh man, he sure seems to be doing it.

Paris prosecutor opens probe into Marine Le Pen’s 2022 campaign financing

FROM REUTERS: The investigation, which was opened on July 2, follows a 2023 report by the National Commission on Campaign Accounts and Political Financing (CNCCFP), which scrutinizes candidates’ election expenses and funding, the prosecutor’s office said.

It will look into allegations of embezzlement, forgery, fraud, and that a candidate on an electoral campaign accepted a loan.

Le Pen and her party have previously denied wrongdoing in connection with campaign financing. The National Rally could not be immediately reached for comment. Separately Le Pen is to stand trial later this year alongside 27 others over alleged misuse of European Union funds, charges that Le Pen’s party has said it contested.

That investigation, opened in 2016, aimed to ascertain whether the then National Front had used money destined for EU parliamentary assistants to pay staff who were working for the party.
At the head of RN until 2021, Marine Le Pen ran against Emmanuel Macron in the 2017 and 2022 presidential elections, and could again run in 2027. READ MORE

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But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Titus 2:13 (KJB)

“Thank you very much!” – Geoffrey, editor-in-chief, NTEB

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