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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

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

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu To Meet With Emmanuel Macron In Paris Thursday To Discuss Ways To Expand And Accelerate The Abraham Accords

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will discuss the Abraham Accords and Iran’s nuclear program during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron this week in Paris.

Ah yes, hello 2023, let’s get this end times party started, and what better way to do that than to have some prophetically delicious closed-door meetings between our candidate for the biblical Man of Sin, Emmanuel Macron, with the leader of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, Benjamin Netanyahu. During that meeting, the duo will discuss stopping the threat of Iran and nuclear missiles, and how best to expand and accelerate the Abraham Accords. Bullseye.

“And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32 (KJB)

Like we have been telling, and mark it down, the whole point of the Abraham Accords is to create a state of Palestine on the border of Israel, which is exactly what Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed told the United Nations in September of 2020. And the only thing that will compel Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to that is getting the Muslims to agree to let the Jews build a Temple. Who better to facilitate that than the one we refer to as the biblical man of sin, Emmanuel Macron?

Speaking of special occasions, this article is something of a big deal, why? Because this article that you are reading right now is article #10,000 since Now The End Begins went from being a blog starting in 2009 to a web site back in 2011. Ten thousands articles over the past 12 years filled to overflowing with the very best news and information available anywhere online, articles that connects prophecy from your King James Bible to the breaking news streaming daily on your devices. To celebrate, we will have a very special sale at the Bookstore this weekend from Friday to Sunday, and invite you to join us in praising the LORD for His provision and protection all these many years…TO THE FIGHT!!!

Benjamin Netanyahu and Emmanuel Macron will meet to focus on Iran and expanding Abraham Accords

FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: They will also discuss ways to expand the Abraham Accords, as France has shown interest in playing a larger role in the Middle East.

The two leaders last met in Jerusalem in January 2020. Netanyahu, who will be in France from Thursday until Saturday night, will also meet members of France’s finance sector, and leaders of the Jewish community. READ MORE

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In God’s Medicine Chest, Manuka Honey And Cinnamon Are Two Amazing Things That Will Supercharge Your Immune System Against Respiratory Illnesses

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Raw honey is an incredibly complex product and contains around 200 substances, but Manuka honey is even more remarkable.

For the past 4 weeks, I have been working through having COVID, and the prayers of you all have greatly encouraged and sustained me in that battle. The health protocol I followed was one that we outlined in a 2021 article entitled ‘What You Need To Do To Protect Your Body From COVID-19 Delta And How To Naturally Increase The Power Of Your God-Given Immune System’. For most of my adult life, I have been a big proponent of natural health and healing, and that course of action got me through COVID pretty good. But during this journey I discovered a ‘game changer’ that I want to share with you today. It will really help you, as it did me.

“It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:8 (KJB)

All during my COVID experience, I took all my usual vitamins and minerals, and I added to that a probiotic, ginger and cayenne pepper. I did not drink as much water as I should have, and that was a mistake. Always drink as much pure water as you can when fighting something off. Flash-forward to testing negative after two weeks time, and then developing what turned into a really nasty cough. With each passing day, the coughing grew more pronounced until I had to stop doing the broadcasts. On Sunday night last, my coughing grew so desperate that I contemplated driving myself to the hospital. As I lay in bed, praying to the Lord, He brought two words to my mind, ‘Manuka honey’. At first it didn’t make sense, until I remember I had purchased a jar of Manuka honey last year and never used it. I got up, coughed my way into the kitchen, and swallowed a rather large spoonful of the honey, and laid back down on the bed. Within minutes I felt that silky smooth honey coating my throat and for the first time in a week I could feel my throat relax. By the time a half hour had passed, I was sound asleep without a cough. An amazing miracle of healing thanks to the honey that God’s bees created.

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IF YOU ARE USING MANUKA HONEY FOR SPECIFIC HEALTH CONDITIONS, MAKE SURE THE UMF RATING OF WHAT YOU BUY IS OVER 10+, THIS IS WHAT I USE.

Yesterday I added to that mix a a very healthy dose of Ceylon cinnamon, and that kicked things up even more. As it turns out, Manuka honey has pharmaceutical grade antiviral and antibacterial properties, as does the cinnamon. It doesn’t just ‘coat your throat’, it kills the germs! Here on Day 3 since starting the honey – 2 teaspoons once a day – my cough has been reduced by about 95% and I feel so much better. Manuka honey costs about $30 for a small jar of it, and as I will point out below, it has incredible healing properties. High-grade Ceylon cinnamon is not expensive, and is a health powerhouse as well. Let me encourage you to keep both these things on hand in your home, as they will greatly help you during times of illness. Please visit the NTEB Health Archive for more articles on ways to supercharge your health!

  • NOTE: Manuka honey comes in a variety of grades and potencies, and the UMF number of it should be no lower than 10+. To learn more about the grading system, click here.

What are the health benefits of Manuka honey?

FROM MOUNTAIN VALLEY HONEY: Manuka honey has strong antiseptic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These are all valuable when it comes to treating a range of diseases. Thanks to high levels of hydrogen peroxide, all raw honey has antiseptic properties. That means they are great at killing germs. Research shows that Manuka honey can destroy a wide range of bacteria, including those resistant to antibiotics.

  • Manuka has powerful antimicrobial effects allowing it to treat a range of skin conditions caused by mould and fungi.
  • Manuka contains antioxidants that hunt down dangerous free radicals. These can damage tissue, leading to cancer and aging.

In the mid-1980s, a New Zealand Professor, Peter Molan, discovered that Manuka contains unique chemicals in addition to the bacteria-fighting properties of hydrogen peroxide. He showed that high levels of MGO in Manuka Honey produces strong antibacterial effects. Manuka honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling and kill germs. The honey creates a soothing coating on the throat which eases irritation, killing bacteria at the same time. READ MORE

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After Selling Off His BioNTech Stock For A Cool $500 Million Profit, Bill Gates Suddenly Starts Talking About All The ‘Problems With The Current Vaccines’, Hmm

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Bill Gates, long recognized as one of the world’s foremost proponents of vaccines, raised some eyebrows at a recent talk in Australia when he admitted there are “problems” with current COVID-19 vaccines.

Everyone’s favorite epidemiologist Bill Gates became uncharacteristically critical of the current mRNA COVID ‘vaccines’ which led a lot of people to scratch their heads wondering why. You can stop scratching now, as it turns out, Bill Gates just cashed out his investment in BioNTech for a cool half a billion dollars, and suddenly there are nothing but problems with the vaccines he said the entire would should be forced to take. If you recall that, at the height of the pandemic, Pfizer and BioNTech said that were making $1,000-per-second in profits. Is your COVID fog starting to clear up a little now?

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 (KJB)

After this stunning though expected revelation, Bill Gates is now championing ‘new methods’ of delivering ‘life saving vaccines’ to people including a nasal spray, and I am positive he is already investing in whatever company will produce that. Bill Gates is not only evil, he is also a very predictable and self-serving and self-enriching liar who profits off the misery he causes. If you’re taking notes, write this down. Anything that Bill Gates is for, you be against. That’s the memo.

Bill Gates — After Reaping Huge Profits Selling BioNTech Shares — Trashes Effectiveness of COVID Vaccines

FROM THE DEFENDER: Speaking at Australia’s Lowy Institute as part of a talk entitled “Preparing for Global Challenges: In Conversation with Bill Gates,” the Microsoft founder made the following admission:

“We also need to fix the three problems of COVID-19 vaccines. The current vaccines are not infection-blocking. They’re not broad, so when new variants come up you lose protection, and they have very short duration, particularly in the people who matter, which are old people.”

Such statements came as a surprise to some in light of Gates’ longstanding support of — and investments in — vaccine manufacturers and organizations promoting global vaccination. However, they were the latest in a string of developments in recent weeks that have increasingly called the COVID-19 vaccines, in particular, into question.

‘This is a grift’: Gates’ investments in mRNA vaccines reveal ‘conflict of interest’

Several analysts and commentators were critical of Gates — but not due to disagreement with the statements he made in Australia. Instead, they argued that he had previously heavily invested in mRNA vaccines at the same time he encouraged a global COVID-19 vaccination campaign and supported mandatory vaccination.

Speaking Jan. 25 on The Hill TV’s “Rising,” co-hosts Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave addressed Gates’ statements. Soave initially agreed at face value with Gates’ criticism of current mRNA vaccines, saying:

“He really nails it on the issues that we’re having: the short duration of protection, not a significant discernable impact on the transmission of cases … not a massive benefit for a lot of otherwise healthy and younger people.”

However, Soave — who on Jan. 19 revealed “Facebook files” indicating the CDC significantly influenced content moderation and censorship on the platform pertaining to COVID-19 vaccines — then pointed out Gates’ prior investments that contributed to the development of mRNA vaccine technology.

Soave said, “Bill Gates was a major proponent of mRNA technology … he was an investor in BioNTech, which developed the mRNA vaccine for Pfizer.”

“We were just doing some digging,” continued Soave, “[and] we saw that he sold a lot of those shares at … how much profit was that?”

“10x,” replied Gray. “He invested $55 million in BioNTech back in 2019 and it’s now worth north of $550 million. He sold some stock … at the end of last year, I believe it was, with the share price over $300, which represented a huge gain for him over when he invested.”

Soave then unleashed critical comments directed at Gates:

“Let’s follow that trajectory: Gates invests heavily in BioNTech, ‘mRNA vaccines are great, this is the future,’ he talks about the vaccine timeline and how we can develop it faster, ‘we might have to cut some corners on safety’ … All in … sells it … makes a huge amount of money … but now it’s ‘yeah, it’s okay, it could be better, but what we really need is this breath spray.’”

Soave was referring to a statement Gates made during his recent talk in Australia, immediately prior to his remarks regarding the mRNA vaccines, where he said:

“We think we can also have, very early in an epidemic, a thing that you can inhale that will mean that you can’t be infected, a blocker, an inhaled blocker.”

Gray raised the issue of conflicts of interest between individuals such as Gates who hold significant positions with drug and vaccine manufacturers, and the federal government’s spending of large sums of taxpayer money to purchase these products. She said:

“This is a grift. These companies are extracting money, taxpayer money as it were, to pay for medical treatments that are not indicated by medical professionals and are less useful than what we already have.

“At the same time, the Biden administration is opening its doors, revolving doors, to people from these various industries like Jeff Zients, who is the new chief of staff for Joe Biden … who has spent his entire career at the kinds of companies, investing in the kinds of companies, that have been overcharging the government for Medicare and Medicaid payments and exact kinds of overpayments. It is an enormous grift and one that is incredibly common.”

Zients was formerly the Biden administration’s “COVID czar” and publicly pushed for universal vaccination. READ MORE

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