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Near The End Of His Life, Mafia Kingpin Al Capone Prayed To Receive Jesus Christ As His Saviour In Terminal Island Prison In 1939

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At the close of the talk, Capone’s face seemed to radiate, and when I asked those prisoners to stand who felt the need and will to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, he was the first to rise.’ That this ‘conversion’ had taken place, no one doubted.

Back in November of 2017, I made a lot of people mad with an article entitled ‘AS DYING SERIAL KILLER CHARLES MANSON WAITS FOR THE FLAMES OF HELL, COULD YOU PRAY FOR HIS SALVATION?‘. Evidentially, there were a lot of Christians who felt that Charles Manson could not be saved, and if he could, should not be allowed to be saved because of all the evil that he had done. Ironically, of course, that’s the whole point of salvation now, isn’t it?

But speaking of evil people who ‘don’t deserve’ to get saved, here’s one that may just shock you.

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13 (KJV)

Gangster Al Capone Gets Saved

Without going into the long and storied history of Al Capone and his many stints in prison, I want to focus on an event that happened to him on March 19, 1939, in the Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institute in California.

Al Capone was released from Alcatraz on January 6, 1939, and sent to the Federal Correctional Institute at Terminal Island near Los Angeles.  There, one Sunday Reverend Silas A. Thweatt, pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Pedro, California, held a church service.  When he asked if any needed prayer, Capone raised his hand.  They prayed.

When Thweatt gave the invitation, according to his account in Time Magazine, “‘At the close of the talk, Capone’s face seemed to radiate, and when I asked those prisoners to stand who felt the need and will to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, he was the first to rise.’ That this “conversion” had taken place, no one doubted.”  Al Capone was the first of 16 men to stand up.

If you’re like me, at this point in the story, you are very tempted to dismiss this account as ‘urban legend’, I know I was when it was first presented to me. But it is indeed true, and was documented in Time Magazine, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Los Angeles Times and in many other outlets of the day. Shocking, isn’t it?

Al Capone was not a man afraid of prison, having had spent most of his adult life behind bars at this point. He knew he was about to be released shortly, and he was, so this was no ‘jailhouse conversion’ to impress the parole board. No, by all accounts in the newspapers, and from Reverend Silas A. Thweatt who was there preaching, Capone heard something in the message that day that convicted him, and he prayed and asked Jesus to save him.

We have preached on the streets here in Florida for the past 6 years, and in that time 20 people have come forward and prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour. Did all those people actually get saved, were they all sincere? I have no idea, but they responded to the preaching, became convicted, and prayed and asked Jesus to save them just like Al Capone did. Good enough for me.

“And the king lamented over Abner, and said, Died Abner as a fool dieth?” 2 Samuel 3:33 (KJV)

Interestingly, the title of the sermon that Rev. Thweatt preached that fateful day was ‘Dying Like A Fool’ in a text taken from 2 Samuel 3:33. Al Capone knew he was dying of a disease that would kill him sooner rather than later, and he decided not to die as a Christ-rejecting fool. The Los Angeles Times noted that Capone attended the prison church services regularly after his professed conversion, an excellent sign that he was sincere.

What About You, Christian?

Christian, I hope this story inspires you today on many levels. First, no one is so wicked and so evil that Jesus cannot save them. Jesus shed His blood on the cross at calvary for the worst of the worst. Remember, the thief on the cross that Jesus took to Paradise was also the same guy spitting in His face at the start of the day. Don’t look at the lost as people unworthy of salvation, no matter how lost they may seem to you to be.

“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24 (KJV)

Second, you may never preach in a prison but if you’re saved you have already been called to be a witness right where you are. And you may never have the chance to witness to a famous figure, but God will almost certainly use you as the means that a lost soul bound for Hell gets turned around and given a hope of Heaven.

Lastly, Christians are the most powerful people on the face of the earth, for they are the only ones who can point a lost soul towards Heaven. We received that commission to preach and teach the gospel at the moment we became saved. DL Moody once said ‘if you give a man a taste for soul winning, you will spoil him for anything else’. How true that is.

When was the last time YOU shared the gospel of the grace of God with someone who needed to hear it?

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From the Friday morning edition of the Los Angeles Times, March 24, 1939

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NTEB Launches Our Brand New ‘Wall Witness’ Poster Series Depicting Scenes Of The End Times To Thrill The Saints And Challenge The Lost

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Our brand new NTEB ‘Wall Witness’ Poster Series will get your end times motor running with these sure-fire conversation starters!

When our Mudflower team produced the original ‘days of Noah’ graphic for use in the bookstore as a display background for our ‘Angels & Aliens’ collection from end times author Jeffrey Mardis, people immediately started asking if we could make it available as a poster. Now that was a great idea, and hey, why stop with just one? Presenting the NTEB Wall Witness Poster Series that will remind you and your born again friends of the precious promises of God, and get the lost people in your life thinking about what’s coming to pass shortly.

“For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” Luke 21:22 (KJB)

We designed three posters that we are selling individually, and as a set with a discount. The first is the classic OG NTEB chaotic end times depiction from our Street Preacher gospel tracts, a design recognized around the world. The second is Flight #777 on Titus213 Airlines, our ‘blessed hope’ of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. And the third one is the menacing Days of Noah giant in a boiling sea as UFOs swirl all around. Total visual impact. We are excited to present them to you, and dearly hope you will use them to witness in your home, at work, or wherever you can hang a poster.

The war is REAL, the battle HOT, and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!

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Witnesses To The Massive 7.8 Earthquake In Turkey Remarked That ‘It Was Like The Apocalypse’ As Death Toll Now Passes 3,700 Souls And Rising

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A huge earthquake in Turkey and Syria registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale has already killed 3,700 souls, injuring countless thousands more, was like ‘watching the apocalypse’.

This week is off to a gangbusters start from a prophecy perspective, with a once in a generation earthquake rocking Turkey and Syria, open worship of Satan at the Grammys sponsored by Pfizer, as well as minor earthquakes in New York and Georgia. Russia is preparing to unleash a 500,000 soldier contingent on Ukraine, and Chinese spy balloons fly over America with impunity. Things get much hotter and it might be time for a little ’23 skidoo’, and wouldn’t that be great? In the meantime, here we are at the beginning of sorrows.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Matthew 24:6-8 (KJB)

One of the missionaries on our prayer list is LuAnn from Sarasota who ministers to the Muslims in Turkey. She reported this morning that “Yes thank God I’m all right.  I’m living in Istanbul and this horrendous earthquake happened in the southeast of Turkey a few hours away from me. But it is turning into quite a disaster for the nation.  Thank you for your prayers and your concern. We have been told to restock our “earthquake bag” in case we too become affected. We just learned Pastor Hakan and his wife in Anitoch went to be with the Lord , leaving behind a young son. We have so few Turkish Pastors. Tragic” Please continue to pray for LuAnn and her efforts in Turkey, that the Lord would continue to keep her safe and give her and her team much fruit for His Kingdom. And pray for the untold tens of thousands of souls devastated by this earthquake.

Major earthquake kills 3,700 in Turkey and Syria, weather hits survivors

FROM YAHOO NEWS: A huge earthquake killed more than 3,700 people across a swathe of Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, with freezing winter weather adding to the plight of the thousands left injured or homeless and hampering efforts to find survivors.

The magnitude 7.8 quake brought down whole apartment blocks in Turkish cities and piled more devastation on millions of Syrians displaced by years of war. It struck before sunrise in harsh weather and was followed in the early afternoon by another large quake.

In Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey, a woman speaking next to the wreckage of the seven-storey block where she lived said: “We were shaken like a cradle. There were nine of us at home. Two sons of mine are still in the rubble, I’m waiting for them.” She was nursing a broken arm and had injuries to her face.

“It was like the apocalypse,” said Abdul Salam al-Mahmoud, a Syrian in the northern town of Atareb. “It’s bitterly cold and there’s heavy rain, and people need saving.”

The earthquake was the biggest recorded worldwide by the U.S. Geological Survey since a tremor in the remote South Atlantic in August 2021.

In Turkey, the death toll stood at 2,316, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said, making it the country’s deadliest earthquake since a tremor of similar magnitude in 1999 devastated the heavily populated eastern Marmara Sea region near Istanbul, killing more than 17,000. READ MORE

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed over 2,300 people in Turkey and Syria early Monday morning. The ‘apocalypse’ quake occurred early in the morning when most people were sleeping or indoors.

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The 2023 Grammys Call On Satan During Performance Of ‘Unholy’ Then Immediately Cut To A ‘Brought To You By Pfizer’ Promo, Awake Yet?

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Last night, the 2023 Grammys in 5 minutes showed you graphically how close to the end we truly are. Satan, brought to you by Pfizer. Just like we’ve been telling you.

If you were looking for a theme song wrapped in an iconic moment to truly symbolize what it means to be here on Day 1,057 of 15 Days To Flatten The Curve, the 2023 Grammys last night was just the ticket. You had LGBTQ+ transgenders, Satan, women in cages being beaten with whips, all while singing a song called ‘Unholy’. And if that wasn’t enough, the moment this demonic mess was done, they cut to a ‘brought to you by Pfizer’ promo, tying the two in nice and neatly together. There is nothing more you need to know about the Great Reset, the pandemic, gain of function and all the rest of that junk than that. But don’t take my word for it, watch the video below and see for yourself.

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (KJB)

In 5 minutes last night, the Grammys showed you a visual production of just about everything we’ve been warning you about since it all began. How many times have you heard me tell you on the Podcast about the ‘rising spirit of Antichrist’? It rose over the Grammys last night, and broadcast to a hundred million people. How many times have you heard me expose the evils of Pfizer and Big Pharma? Pfizer sponsored that satanic moment. People, if you can’t see where we are on the end times timeline by now, if you can’t see that everything we’ve been warning you about is happening right in front of your face, then I don’t know what to tell you. Obviously we will be discussing this in detail on the Podcast today so please join us. Like we’ve always said NTEB’ers are some of the most well-informed people on the face of the earth regarding the end times, and last night the 2023 Grammys proved that…TO THE FIGHT!!!

2023 Grammys Go ‘Full Satan’ With Performance Of ‘Unholy’

FROM VARIETY: Sam Smith just outdid their recent “Saturday Night Live” performance with “Unholy” collaborator Kim Petras in a horror movie-inspired performance of the smash hit. Smith started the song in red leather, surround a fleet of dancers that evoked Samara from “The Ring,” before cutting to Petras dancing in a cage, flanked by some dominatrices wearing satanic headgear. Smith also donned a satanic top hat, as huge flames heated up the stage.

Smith and Petras won the Grammy for best pop duo/group performance earlier in the evening, and Petras gave an emotional speech.

“Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I’m the first transgender woman to win this award,” she said, to cheers and many of the musicians in the crowd giving her a standing ovation. “I just wan to thank all of the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open before me so I could be here tonight. Sophie, my friend who passed away two years ago, who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for you inspiration, Sophie. I adore you, and your inspiration will forever be in my music.”

When asked about the fiery performance backstage, Petras said it was inspired by not feeling accepted by religion.

“I think a lot of people, honestly, have kind of labeled what I stand for and what Sam stands for as religiously not cool, and I personally grew up wondering about religion and wanting to be a part of it but slowly realizing it didn’t want me to be a part of it,” she said. “So it’s a take on not being able to choose religion. And not being able to live the way that people might want you to live, because as a trans person I’m already not kind of wanted in religion. So we were doing a take on that and I was kind of hellkeeper Kim.” READ MORE

Now The End Begins is your front line defense against the rising tide of darkness in the last Days before the Rapture of the Church

When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. We have a Gospel Billboard program. We are now broadcasting Bible studies, Podcasts and a Sunday Service 5 times a week, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

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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