Thursday, May 12, 2022

Is Ivermecting A Cancer Solution by Dr. Mercola

Sorry this doesn't fit the space correctly but since I don't know how to change it, I thought it was important enough to include.

Is Ivermecting A Cancer Solution (Dr. Mercola)

Ivermectin is a widely used antiparasitic drug that's listed on the World Health Organization's essential medicines list1 and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In low- and middle-income countries, ivermectin is commonly used to treat parasitic diseases including onchocerciasis (river blindness), strongyloidiasis and other diseases caused by soil-transmitted helminthiasis, or parasitic worms.2

The drug is also used to treat scabies and lice. It's estimated that the total number of ivermectin doses distributed is equal to one-third of the world's population and, as such, "ivermectin at the usual doses (0.2–0.4 mg/kg) is considered extremely safe for use in humans."3

Ivermectin also has demonstrated antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties and made headlines for its potential role in treating COVID-194 — although much of the positive press has been censored and falsely labeled misinformation.5 Now researchers are highlighting another potential use for ivermectin, which is equally as exciting as its potential role in COVID-19 — as an anticancer agent.

Ivermectin's Powerful Antitumor Effects

Ivermectin has notable antitumor effects, which include inhibiting proliferation, metastasis and angiogenic activity in cancer cells.6 It appears to inhibit tumor cells by regulating multiple signaling pathways, which researchers explained in the Pharmacological Research journal, "suggests that ivermectin may be an anticancer drug with great potential."7

Their graphic, below, shows the multiple ways that ivermectin may target cancer, including inducing apoptosis and autophagy while also inhibiting tumor stem cells and reversing multidrug resistance. They stated that ivermectin "exerts the optimal effect when used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs."8

Many may not be aware that scientists Satoshi ōmura and William C. Campbell won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015 for their discovery of ivermectin.9 The medicine is used to treat not only parasitic diseases like malaria but also shows promise for treating asthma and neurological diseases, in addition to cancer.

Along with direct cytotoxic effects, it's believed that ivermectin regulates the tumor microenvironment, mediating immunogenic cell death — another reason for its promise as an anticancer agent.10 Research suggests the drug may be useful for the following cancers:11

Breast cancer — The proliferation of multiple breast cancer cell lines was significantly reduced following treatment with ivermectin.

Digestive system cancer — Ivermectin significantly inhibited the proliferation of gastric cancer cells in vivo and in vitro. The drug also inhibited colorectal cancer cell lines and inhibited the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer).

Urinary system cancer — Ivermectin significantly inhibited the proliferation of five renal (kidney) cell carcinoma lines without affecting normal kidney cells. It also had an inhibitory effect on prostate cancer cells.

Hematological cancer — In one study, ivermectin killed leukemia cells at low concentrations while leaving normal hematopoietic cells unharmed.

Reproductive system cancer — Ivermectin inhibited the proliferation of ovarian cancer cell lines and enhanced the efficacy of the conventional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, improving the treatment of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Brain glioma — Ivermectin inhibited the proliferation of human glioblastoma cells in a dose-dependent manner.

Respiratory system cancer — Ivermectin inhibited the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in mice, using doses that were not toxic to immune cells known as thymocytes. Ivermectin also significantly inhibited the proliferation of lung cancer cells and may reduce the metastasis of lung cancer cells.

Melanoma — When melanoma cells were treated with ivermectin, their activity was effectively inhibited.

Ivermectin Shows Promise Against Colorectal Cancer

A study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology specifically highlighted ivermectin's potential to fight colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer worldwide.12 The drug was found to inhibit colorectal cancer cell growth in a dose-dependent manner as well as promote cell apoptosis.

Further, even at low doses of 2.5 and 5 µM, ivermectin inducted cell arrest in colorectal cancer, leading researchers to state, "[I]vermectin might be a new potential anticancer drug therapy for human colorectal cancer and other cancers."13 Considering that the "war against cancer" has been ongoing for decades, with little to show in terms of lives saved, repurposing existing drugs with favorable safety profiles and notable anticancer effects — like ivermectin — makes sense.

The Pharmacological Research scientists similarly noted, "Drug repositioning is a shortcut to accelerate the development of anticancer drugs."14 Not only has ivermectin been shown to permeate tumor tissues effectively, but it has a long history of successful use in humans. They explained that even when doses were increased, no serious adverse effects were found:15

"[T]he broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug IVM (ivermectin), which is widely used in the field of parasitic control, has many advantages that suggest that it is worth developing as a potential new anticancer drug. IVM selectively inhibits the proliferation of tumors at a dose that is not toxic to normal cells and can reverse the MDR [multidrug resistance] of tumors.

Importantly, IVM is an established drug used for the treatment of parasitic diseases such as river blindness and elephantiasis. It has been widely used in humans for many years, and its various pharmacological properties, including long- and short-term toxicological effects and drug metabolism characteristics are very clear. In healthy volunteers, the dose was increased to 2 mg/Kg, and no serious adverse reactions were found …"

Is Liposomal Delivery a Game Changer?

The development of an injectable form of ivermectin, or liposomal ivermectin, could help overcome some of its limitations regarding solubility and open its use to a broader range of cancers. The cancer immunotherapy treatment pembrolizumab, for instance, is approved to treat PD-L1-positive, triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for only about 20% of cases.

As an immune checkpoint inhibitor, it works best in so-called "hot" tumors, which are already infiltrated by T cells. If ivermectin could be injected into the tumor, inducing T-cell infiltration into the area and inducing immunogenic cancer cell death, it's possible that it could turn a "cold" tumor into a "hot" one, thereby making it more effectively treated.16

Biotech company Mountain Valley MD has developed a liposomal delivery system for ivermectin that they believe could dramatically widen its treatment potential. In an interview with Medical Update Online, Dennis Hancock, Mountain Valley MD president and CEO, explained:17

"So the business value proposition really simply is, we take the best-selling and best-acting drugs and expand their ability to be used on … more types of cancer on a broader spectrum. So you still need the cancer drug and what our Ivectosol does is it enables it to be used in a broader universe …

What's really exciting about the work that Mountain Valley MD is doing is we're enabling drugs that have already been proven in their efficacy and safety to do better and do more faster — so we're not asking people to 'wait five years and see'…"

Most of the research involving ivermectin for cancer to date involves oral or in-vitro administration. Mountain Valley MD is conducting preclinical trials using liposomal ivermectin for metastatic melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, triple-negative breast cancer and possibly bladder cancers. They also have plans to produce liposomal ivermectin for use in human trials.18 In a news release, Mike Farber, director of life sciences at Mountain Valley MD, stated:19

"The extensive research supporting the drug ivermectin as effective in the inhibition of proliferation, metastasis, and angiogenic activity in a variety of cancers, and as an initiator of immunogenic cell death, is overwhelming. Imagine what is possible when you have the world's only human injectable form of ivermectin that can be directly injected into a tumor or provided through more bio-available forms such as intravenously.

We believe this will be groundbreaking research with near-immediate application to be able to proceed directly to human trials based on the safety and efficacy of ivermectin."

What About Ivermectin for SARS-CoV-2?

In the U.S., ivermectin has been vilified as a treatment for SARS-CoV-2, despite its impressive inhibitory effects on the virus.20 Even the FDA has a dedicated webpage warning "why you should not use ivermectin to prevent COVID-19."21

It's interesting to note, however, that Africa has a lower number of cases, severity of disease, hospitalizations and deaths than other areas of the world,22 which may be due to using prophylactic medications for endemic infections — ivermectin and others, such as sweet wormwood — that have successfully treated COVID-19.

For instance, a study from Japan demonstrated that just 12 days after doctors were allowed to legally prescribe ivermectin to their COVID-19 patients, the cases dropped dramatically.23 The chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association24 noticed the low number of infections and deaths in Africa, where many use ivermectin prophylactically and as the core strategy to treat river blindness.25 More than 99% of people infected with river blindness live in 31 African countries.

Aside from these observations, a study published in the March 2022 issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases found that treatment with ivermectin reduced mortality in COVID-19 patients — and to a greater degree than remdesivir.26

Another recent investigation by Cornell University, posted on the University's preprint server January 20, 2022, found ivermectin outperformed 10 other drugs against COVID-19, making it the most effective against the Omicron variant.27 It even outperformed nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid), which was granted emergency use authorization against COVID-19 in December 2021.

Remdesivir costs between $2,340 and $3,120,28 and nirmatrelvir costs $529 per treatment,29 while ivermectin's average treatment cost is $58.30 Do you think this has anything to do with ivermectin's vilification?

Dr. Pierre Kory, who is part of the group that formed the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC) to advance early treatments for COVID-19, pleaded with the U.S. government early on in the pandemic to review the expansive data on ivermectin to prevent COVID-19, and to keep those with early symptoms from progressing and help critically ill patients recover — to no avail.31,32

However, if you'd like to learn more about its potential uses for SARS-CoV-2, FLCCC's I-MASK+ protocol can be downloaded in full,33 giving you step-by-step instructions on how to prevent and treat the early symptoms of COVID-19.

FLCCC also has protocols for at-home prevention and early treatment, called I-MASS, which involves ivermectin, vitamin D3, a multivitamin and a digital thermometer to watch your body temperature in the prevention phase and ivermectin, melatonin, aspirin and antiseptic mouthwash for early at-home treatment.

dr mercola covid treatment protocol

Household or close contacts of COVID-19 patients may take ivermectin (18 milligrams, then repeat the dose in 48 hours) for post-exposure prevention.34 Whether ivermectin's potential as an anticancer agent will be stifled the same way it was for COVID-19 remains to be seen, but it appears to be a compound that's worth watching as a potential powerful agent in the fight against cancer.


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

"A 180-Degree Change Shall Occur in Areas of Your Nation" Amanda Grace

     Amanda Grace is to the prophetic what Mel K is to the alternative news--bold, confidant, well-informed, fearless.  There are many intriguing events prophesied in this word through Amanda which  was posted on The Elijah List today.  I highly recommend reading it and taking note.


Word of the Lord received on April 16, 2022:

Here is the word of the Lord (there are three things I heard, and then we'll get into the main flow of the word):

• "THE BERING STRAIT"

• "Thunder Snow"

• "CERN is going to be hit"

Praise be to the Lord of hosts, King of kings, the First and the Last. He spoke and it was. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was and is to come, and to His Kingdom there is no end!

A Change of Heart

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "My children, in this hour I am turning many things on their heads. A 180-degree change shall occur in areas of your nation, in areas of the governments, in areas of the Church...a change of heart, " says the Lord of hosts. "Many of you need a change of heart. And there are those who have become too puffed up with their OWN ideologies and altered plans of how the earth and its inhabitants should live and proceed. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof!"

Australia, Cry Out to God! Many Leaders Are Being Sifted

The Lord of hosts says, "A phenomenon in nature is occurring in Australia. Leadership is being sifted," says the Lord of hosts. "MANY LEADERS ARE BEING SIFTED IN THIS HOUR.

"Australia, cry out to Me to untie you from the wickedness and controlling territorial spirits that have operated through haughty, deceived men. I shall strike their camps that they have set up and created," says the Lord, "and there shall be a collapse and breach of their plans."

Poland, You Are on the Verge of Change

The Lord of hosts says, "Poland is on the verge of change. There are nations who have their sights set on Poland as it is a hub and a haven. And the Polish government shall be filled with a boldness and resolve in this hour to resist the intimidation and the tempting deals that serpents so shall make. Look to Me, O leaders of Poland, the Lord your God. Seek Me on your knees, and I shall give you KEY direction in this hour."

America, The Standard of the Lord Is Being Raised! A "BIG ONE" Is Set to Crash

The Lord of hosts says, "O people of America, the standard of the Lord is being raised in this hour, for the enemy has attempted to crest a wave filled with lies, perversions, darkness, greed, control and threats from little puppet men. Yes, I said 'little.' For their power is fabricated. Their empires come with a price, and empires fall," says the Lord of hosts. 

"The standard of the Lord is being raised against this wave, and the standard of the Lord is coming in like a flood, with force and power and holiness, and will cause that wave to make a very unusual and unexpected turn and land on all the puppets, and prognosticators, and leaders, and conglomerates and perverse groups who so thought they could artificially stir up such a wave to crash upon what is happening in your nation – the change of heart that is occurring.

"Instead," says the Lord of hosts, "they shall feel the full force of the wave of their own making. A BIG one is set to crash on Silicon Valley, and a BIG one is set to crash on what is called the World Economic Forum – DISASTER," says the Lord of hosts. "Watch and see as their gathering turns into a LARGE thorn in the flesh."

Watch Jordan, the Middle East and the Canals

The Lord of hosts says, "Jordan...just watch Jordan in this hour. The shrewd maneuver is set to occur."

The Lord of hosts says, "Another shall arise out of the area of the Middle East that will cause quite a stir and make much noise. However," says the Lord, "there shall be a sudden 'tripping' that puts down the one standing on their soapbox puffed up with pride. Pride cometh before the fall," says the Lord of hosts.

The Lord of hosts says, "Watch the canals...just watch the canals."

The People of China Are Rising Up! The Fire Shall Be Taken Out of the Dragon

The Lord of hosts says, "The people of China are crying out. The concentrated Church there has been staunch in their resolve and has sought Me, though they attempt to release Hell on that nation. Dragons breathe fire – it singes, it burns, it gets hot. However, the fire shall be taken out of the breath of the dragon.

"The people are rising up. The people are rising up and, [with] zero tolerance, shall turn on the government and their members, as people – hundreds of thousands, into the millions, of people – march on them and push back and crush their plans to lock down and control and keep the people prisoner in their own nation.

"ENOUGH," says the Lord. "ENOUGH. Shock out of China – shock. It will be worldwide news as these events occur. The leadership shall begin to cave on itself in this hour. And the cord that ties China to other unholy nations' agreements – well, one of the cords is about to be cut...the area of Mongolia," says the Lord. "And watch an unexpected maneuver by India in this hour."

Israel, God Will Bless Those Who Bless You and Curse Those Who Curse You

The Lord of hosts says, "Israel may be 'opening up,' however, I the Lord shall shut down their inner plans to destroy that nation. I, the Lord thy God, made a promise to Abraham: I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.

"Israel's own people have cursed it; their own kind have attempted to destroy it behind the scenes, holding hands with a Muslim brotherhood and Palestinian leaders. They have attempted to create a cauldron [with] the countries that want to do them in; those wayward SHEEP HAVE GONE AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE UNHOLY TREATIES WITH THEM! 

Jehoshaphat and Ahab do not mix," says the Lord, "nor should there be agreements with those who have turned from the Lord and gone after the Baals."

The Lord of hosts says, "An Arab spring (but not in the way you think) and a sudden flip in Israel will cause those who have made these secret agreements to panic and make desperate moves that will gut open the maggots and filth and ungodliness in the nucleus of their government. 

"The Wailing Wall, indeed," says the Lord of hosts. "Watch and see an event near the Wailing Wall that will be BIG NEWS."

A Sudden Flip, Another Flip, Then a Change in America

The Spirit of the Lord says this day, "O America, they have attempted to cover you in such crimes, in such filth, in such wickedness, all for ultimate one-world control." The Lord of hosts says, "There will be screams and cries that come forth out of Washington DC, as leaders and senators and those in the Pentagon and beyond run and attempt to cling to the horns of the altar – as Adonijah did – when there is a sudden flip, then another flip, then a change."

The Lord of hosts says, "The platforms are collapsing of those who misused My name and misused what they were given.

"Recompense during Passover," says the Lord of hosts. "MY CHILDREN WHOM I CALL FAITHFUL – RECOMPENSE FOR YOU IN THIS HOUR; VINDICATION FOR YOU IN THIS HOUR; DELIVERANCE FOR YOU IN THIS HOUR. FOR YOU SHALL SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD, AND YOU SHALL SEE THE MIRACULOUS IN THIS HOUR BREAK OUT, AND WITH FORCE, GO FORTH TOUCHING STATES AND PEOPLE ACROSS THE LAND.

"Watch Montana," says the Lord.

The Lord of hosts says, "A document dump...watch and see. An attempt on Durham's life shall fail, for I the Lord shall expose it and destroy it before it can be executed. And," says the Lord of hosts, "golden tickets shall be handed out and, also, tickets containing fines and summons and accounts shall be handed out as well."

The Lord of hosts says, "My time, not yours, O America. My time, not yours. An incident on Ellis Island...watch and see, as the Statue of Liberty shall be struck and lose a piece as a sign their regime is falling and coming down. However," says the Lord, "they think, in secret, they have found a way to pull the unusual in this nation; however, the unusual shall turn on them, and their plans [will] hit a snag and falter as their altar and seat shall be taken from them. It shall be sudden, and it shall be such a move that gasps will rise from your nation, across the land.

"The media...a deer in headlights," says the Lord.

"Honor Me in This Hour"

The Lord of hosts says, "I am God; there is NO OTHER. Keep the Passover. There is a special blessing for those who do. Honor Me in this hour. Praise Me in this hour. Seek Me, not man. Listen for Me, not man. For men have so clouded their ears and eyes and minds with twisted doctrines and lies – lies of the enemy. As they research his darkness, they get pulled into a vortex, and that vortex is set to spin them," says the Lord of hosts.

"Stay on the path with Me [that] I have ordained for your life. Do not veer in this hour, for it will be costly. Continue with Me as men sneer and jeer, for they shall have their portion; and for glorifying Me, you shall be honored among men. Thus says the Lord of hosts in the name of Jesus Christ, Yeshua, who is the Passover Lamb and rules and reigns at My right hand."

Amanda Grace
Ark of Grace Ministries

Email: amandagrace4him@gmail.com
Website: amandagrace4him.blogspot.com | arkofgrace-ministries.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Mel K on Elijah Streams

 Are you one of those who is trying to "wake up" but can't quite get there?  Watch this April 15, 2022 Elijah Streams video with Mel K.  She is such a great researcher who ties so many of the things we have heard about (or not) together.

MEL K: “The TRUTH and SECRETS finally told of the Media and Tech Giants!”

How to Find a Good, Biblical Church Near You

 My friend, Juliette, sent me a link to a website I had not seen.  Check it out here.  There looks to be many interesting articles which I hope to explore.

This was the first article I clicked on.  Excellent, and very helpful.

How to Find a Good, Biblical Church Near You

Summary:  Over the years I've had people ask me, "Can you recommend a good church near me?" Or "...in [their city]?" I don't always have a specific answer, but there are biblical principles to help them find a great local church. Then suppose someone asks you, "Do you know any good churches in my area?" Whether or not you have first-hand knowledge, you can share the factors (below in red) that were in the church that our Savior Jesus Himself established in the first century.

There are “successful” churches as 
man estimates these things — large numbers, healthy finances, beautiful buildings, status in the community, etc. And then there are churches built after the 
biblical pattern, which may or may not have some of the above, but will most certainly please Jesus, the Lord of the Church. Let’s look at 13 factors that Jesus established in the Church that He founded on earth.
 

1. Be a Christ-centered church.

Matthew 16:18  …I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Colossians 1:18, KJV  And he [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

• The Christian Church as a whole and all its local churches belong to Jesus Christ. It is Jesus' church. He is its head, and in “all things he [is to have] the preeminence.”
 
• A healthy church will keep Jesus Christ prominently before the congregation — glorifying Him as Savior, Lord, Healer, Deliverer, Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and more.
 
• The early church “ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ” (Acts 5:42, KJV). So should we 2,000 years later. Some churches are built around earthly things: a man, even a good man; social action and causes; a strong emphasis on heavy fellowship; pride in their church’s history, and the like. There may be value in some of these things, but the central focus of any church must always be Christ-centered, not man-centered.

2. Be a word-based church.

Acts 20:32  Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

• The apostle Paul encouraged the elders of the Ephesian church (vs. 17) to be devoted to the word of God, which would build them up. 
 
• The apostle exhorted Pastor Timothy to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2). I thank God that I grew up in the faith in Alaska under the Christ-centered and word-centered ministry of Pastor Dick Benjamin. He always used plenty of Scripture in his biblically-based sermons.
 
• Sadly, and by contrast, I knew of a pastor in the eastern USA who used to read portions of the New York Times from the pulpit! Other prominent speakers exalt human experience or their own “anointed” ministries.
 
• We are in a lifelong battle against the enemy, Satan, for the souls of men and women. It is the word of God that enables us to win that battle. In His three wilderness temptations, each time Jesus triumphed over Satan by quoting God’s word — “It is written!” (Matthew 4:1-10).

3. Be a Holy Ghost church.

Acts 1:5, 8  …in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit… [8] you will receive powerwhen the Holy Spirit comes on you…

1 Corinthians 2:4-5  My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

• The original church that Jesus established on earth was filled with the Spirit, ministered in God’s power, and saw numerous manifestations of the gifts of the Spirit. That power and those spiritual gifts are still for today and are a vitally important part of the meetings of the local churches. The gifts of the Holy Spirit and the baptism with the Spirit are biblically proper emphases of churches that often identify themselves as "Pentecostal churches," "charismatic churches," or "full gospel churches."
 
• The early church preached and taught the word, and it was accompanied by supernatural signs (Mark 16:20).
 
• Jesus had no intention of His church gradually drifting into a weak, powerless assembly of people who expected nothing supernatural to occur. Sadly, that occurred early in church history. But thankfully, since the early part of the 20th century, Pentecostal renewal came back into the church of Jesus Christ and is sweeping across the world in our 21st century. A church that preaches and worships but omits the manifestation of the spiritual gifts is not a church after the New Testament pattern (1 Corinthians 14:26). Physical healings, prophecies, words of knowledge, tongues and interpretation — these and more are experienced by the biblically sound local church.

4. Be a holy church.

Hebrews 12:10, 14  …God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness… [14] Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

• Sometimes people will say, “Are you a ‘holiness’ church?” Well, we’d better be! The Scripture says that without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
 
• Some people mock and say, “You people are ‘holier than thou’!” That’s hopefully true. Not in a prideful sense, but simply reflecting a holy life before the Lord. If someone tries to put you on the defensive with that type of comment, I recommend this reply: “What’s wrong with holiness?”
 
• Don’t take holiness lightly. How holy does God desire us to be? Read His answer in Scripture: “…put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:24).

5. Be a prayerful church.

Acts 12:5, 12  So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him… [12] When [his liberation from prison by an angel] had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying.

• Imagine trying to have a good marriage without communication. Similarly, to maintain a close relationship with the Lord, we need prayerful communication with Him. God wants to hear from us and talk to us.
 
• A biblical church will encourage both individual and group prayer. I’m thankful that every church I’ve been part of for any length of time over the past 43 years has had a preservice prayer time.
 
• Remember that the angel freed Peter from prison while the church was praying for him.

6. Be a worshipping church.

Acts 13:1-2  Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers… While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

• "While they were worshiping," the Holy Spirit spoke and called Barnabas and Saul (Paul) to be apostles (Acts 14:14).
 
• Tongues and prophecy will one day cease, when we see the Lord “face to face” (1 Cor. 13:8, 12). There will be no need for preaching in heaven. But the scenes in The Revelationshow the redeemed worshiping the Father and the Son on into eternity.
 
• In Israel’s Tabernacle, the final article of furniture in the Holy Place was the golden incense altar, which spoke of prayer, praise, and worship. Just beyond it, in the Holy of Holies, was the ark of God’s presence.
 
• The words to Handel’s magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus” (Revelation 19:6) came right after the command from God’s throne (vs. 5) to “praise our God, all you his servants.”

7. Be a witnessing church.

Luke 16:22-28   “The time came when the beggar [Lazarus] died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side… [27] “I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.”

• If we could hear them, hell’s occupants (like this rich man in Hades) would be crying out to us, “I beg you, go to my family, to my friends, and tell them what they need to know to avoid this place of torment.”
 
• Ask God for a personal burden for lost souls and for a willingness to act upon it.
 
• The church of Jesus Christ in the world grows, not by transfers, but by the addition of people getting saved. Recall Acts 2:47, KJV — “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved [KJV] … [NIV] those who were being saved.”
 
• You are saved today because somebody, directly or indirectly, witnessed to you.

8. Be a relational church.

Ephesians 4:16  From [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

• Churches are intended to be relational, not isolationist. The members are to “joined … held together … supporting [one another] … in love.”
 
• A wise visiting minister once exhorted our church to be “relational more than organizational.” While on earth, Jesus established a great church with no articles of incorporation, no bylaws, no elected boards, and the like. Granted, in our 21st century we do have various state and federal laws with which to comply that the church in Christ’s time did not face. However, my point is that the early church had only basic organization, but they had strong relationships with one another and did a great work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
• So determine to be a connecting ligament in your church, not a compound fracture!

9. Be a church that is loyal to its leaders.

1 Chronicles 12:18, 22, 33  Then the Spirit came on Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, David! We are with you, son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you, for your God will help you.” So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands… [22] Day after day men came to help David, until he had a great army, like the army of God… [33] from Zebulun, experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty — 50,000.

• What kind of men joined King David in his stronghold in the wilderness? Loyal men. Men who said, “We are yours, David! … Success to you.” Men who came “to help David with undivided loyalty.”
 
• In my 22 years pastoring churches in New York and Oregon, I was very thankful for men and woman who were loyal to me and to the church’s elders. It is to such people that the Lord can then begin to give increasingly responsible assignments of their own, as Jesus said in Luke 16:12, KJV — If ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?”

10. Be a church that lives in unity.

1 Corinthians 1:10, KJV  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

• What a church that would be! Speaking the same thing, no divisions, perfectly joined together, the same mind, the same judgment. It’s a worthy goal to aim for.
 
• God hates discord and those who bring it (Proverbs 6:16-19).
 
• Unified homes are a joy; divided, discordant ones are a grief. It’s the same with the church. In your church, work at being a peacemaker (Matthew 5:9). Choose to believe, hope, and endure all things (1 Cor. 13:7, KJV).
 
• Strive for unity. Forgive offenses readily. Build relationships, don’t tear them down. Develop and help to build a unified, corporate vision for your church.

11. Be a church of love in action.

1 John 3:16-18  This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

• It’s easy to talk about love, it’s easy to say we love.
 
• But true Christian love does things for people, as Jesus did for us. It sacrifices for others, it is full of good deeds. Real love can be measured by actions rather than by words.
 
• Mockers sometimes call Christians a “bunch of do-gooders.” To which I say: What’s wrong with that! It’s far better than being “do-badders”. The Scriptures are filled with positive references to doing good for others.

12. Be a giving church.

Matthew 6:21  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

• My heart is in the kingdom of God and in the church that Jesus died for — “Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25, KJV) — so I make sure that my treasure is there, too.
 
• A church after the biblical pattern is full of believers faithful in their tithes and offerings and in their generosity towards others. Giving people and giving churches will prosper — “A generous person will prosper … The generous will themselves be blessed” (Proverbs 11:25; 22:9).

13. Be a church that is pressing on, maturing, not satisfied with the status quo.

Philippians 3:12, 14-15a  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me… [14] I press ontoward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things.

• Mature Christians understand that there is never a time when we can say, “That’s good enough. I don’t need to go forward anymore in my faith.” The great apostle Paul said [KJV] that he was “not … already perfect … [but would continue to] press toward the mark.”
 
• When individual believers stop growing in their faith, churches will begin to stagnate along with them. The Laodicean church (Revelation 3:14-22) had become complacent, lukewarm, self-satisfied, and for that reason received a rebuke from Jesus (vs. 19).
 
• I will soon reach my 71st birthday. Yet I don’t think of myself as sufficiently mature in the Lord that I can begin to “cruise”. My wife and I read the Bible through together at least once a year, with a view to continuing to grow in our faith.

SUMMARY of 13 things that make a successful church:

1. Christ-centered
2. Word-based
3. A Holy Ghost church
4. Holy
5. Prayerful
6. Worshipping
7. Witnessing
8. Relational
9. Loyal to leadership
10. Unified
11. Love in action
12. Giving generously
13. Pressing forward 

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Mel K & Flyover Conservatives Deep Dive Into Hunter Biden's Laptop

 I very much appreciate Mel K's integrity, boldness, intelligence and research,.  In this video with David and Stacy Whited she reveals much of what is on Hunter Biden's laptop and the ramifications to the security of our country.  I highly recommend watching this video.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Understanding the Culture with William Federer

Country Guy & I were blessed to attend a conference at Little Chapel Church with William Federer last weekend.  We had never heard him before, but were absolutely amazed and inspired!  Mr. Federer is a wonderful communicator who helps us see an overall picture of history and how it relates to us today! As the Bible says, "There's nothing new under the sun." Thanks to our friends, Ed & Anita, pastors at Little Chapel, we were doubly blessed by being invited to dinner with Mr. Federer.  

I found these videos which were recorded at Jack Hibbs church.  They relay the same information shared at the conference.  

If you are trying to figure out what is happening in this crazy world, Bill will help you sort things out and give you hope of what you can do to change the direction we are heading.  Everyone should see these!!!

(Day 2) Understanding the Culture with William Federer

(Day 3) Understanding the Culture with William Federer

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

More Proof 9/11 Was An Inside Job

 Do you still believe what we have been told about 9/11 is true?  If so, I highly recommend watching this video with much proof it could not have happened the way we have been led to believe.

You can also watch the same video here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

If Your Dentist Recommends This, Consider a New Dentist - Dr. Mercola


 If you have had a root canal, and especially if you are experiencing health problems, I highly recommend reading this article/watching this video from Dr. Mercola. 

If Your Dentist Recommends This, Consider a New Dentist

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola 

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

March 30, 2022

  •   Root canal-treated teeth may harbor harmful microbes, the toxic metabolic waste products of which can have systemic health impacts and contribute to a variety of chronic diseases

  •   The Netflix documentary “Root Cause” interviews doctors and dentists who believe many health problems can be traced back to these hidden dental infections

  •   The key problem when you have a root canal performed is that the tooth has died but remains in the body. It’s well-known you cannot leave a dead organ in your body or it will cause severe infection

  •   Even if the root of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, it’s physically impossible to get all the pathogens out of the microtubules, and the waste material from these bacteria is extremely toxic

  •   Infection caused by a root canal has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer, but may play a role in many other conditions as well, including chronic fatigue and chronic pain

    This article was previously published February 9, 2019, and has been updated with new information.

    Root canal-treated teeth may harbor harmful microbes, the toxic metabolic waste products of which can have systemic health impacts and contribute to a variety of chronic diseases.

The Netflix documentary "Root Cause" investigates these issues, interviewing doctors and dentists around the world, including yours truly (although briefly), who believe many health problems can be traced back to these infected teeth. Interviewed medical professionals include:

Dr. David Minkoff Dawn Ewing, Ph.D., author of "Let the Tooth Be Known"

Dr. Greg Emerson Cardiologist Thomas E. Levy, coauthor of "The Toxic Tooth: How a Root Canal

Could Be Making You Sick"

Dr. Stuart Nunnally, DDS Dr. Lane Freeman, DDS

Dr. Gerald H. Smith, DDS Dr. Bradley Nelson, author of "The Body Code"

Dr. Thomas Rau, medical director of the Dr. Mark A. Steiner, DDS, who specializes Paracelsus Academyin Switzerland, a in whole-body dentistry
leading center for alternative medicine in
Europe, including biological dentistry

Dr. Jerry Tennant Dr. Candice Owens, DDS

The film details the personal experiences of film director Frazer Bailey (played by actor Ben Purser), who spent a decade trying to track down the root cause of his chronic anxiety, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and insomnia. A trailer is included above. The full film is available on Netflix. For those of you who don't have access to Netflix, you can view my previous video on root canals.

Root Canals Are a Source of Chronic Infection

As explained in the film, the key problem with a root canal is that the tooth has died but remains in the body. It’s well-known you cannot leave a dead organ in your body or it will cause severe infection.

There's really no reason to imagine a dead tooth wouldn't cause the same kind of problem. Teeth are living structures with blood supply flowing through them. Even if the root is cleaned out well, it's impossible to get the bacteria out of the microtubules, and the waste material from these bacteria is extremely toxic. Tennant says:

"Perhaps one of the world's leading authorities on biological toxins is Boyd Haley [Ph.D.] at the University of Kentucky.What Haley found and published is that toxins from a root canaled tooth are equal in toxicity to the standard by which all biological toxins are measured, namely hydrogen sulfide. He also found that the toxins from a root canaled tooth are equal in toxicity to botulism poisoning."

Unfortunately, since the root has been cleaned out and nerve endings have been cut, you can no longer sense pain in that tooth. Hence you may not notice the fact that you have an infection festering under and around the tooth. As a result, a root canaled tooth may serve as a fount of infection-causing bacteria that then get circulated through your body via your bloodstream.

As noted by Smith, a dentist, your teeth are made up of the same tissue as your sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve tissue, so it's important to realize that your teeth are part of your biology and cannot be separated from it. Any toxins originating in your mouth will be transported via your lymphatic system through your thyroid, thymus, heart and the rest of your body.

The pulp of your tooth is also closely interconnected with your lymph system and autonomic system — more so than any other organ, according to Rau. Your teeth are also energetically connected to and will affect your meridians, used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Toxic Teeth Linked to Heart Disease

The BaleDoneen Method,a cardiovascular health strategy provided by the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center, emphasizes the need to avoid root canals, as the bacteria produced are known to affect cardiovascular health. Levy, a cardiologist and author of “The Toxic Tooth” says:

"My pet peeve as a cardiologist right now is that so many family practitioners, internal medicine practitioners, my fellow cardiologists, see a patient who has a heart attack, and they find the cholesterol is OK, lipids are OK, there's no high blood pressure, there are no risk factors, and they might not use these words with the patient, but they say that person just had bad luck."

In Levy’s view, the often-overlooked source of these heart attacks are infected root canaled teeth. A Finnish studypublished in 2016 seems to confirm such suspicions, finding that hidden tooth infections may indeed predispose certain individuals to heart disease.

In this case, they did not focus on infected root canals, rather those with apical periodontitis, an infection in the dental pulp at the root of the tooth, typically caused by caries. According to study author Dr. John Liljestrand, "Acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among patients with untreated teeth in need of root canal treatment than among patients without this issue."5

However, if a caries-induced infection has the ability to nearly triple your risk of heart disease, it seems reasonable that a chronic infection around a dead tooth would be just as bad, if not worse, since the tooth is necrotic and therefore likely to be even more toxic.

So, while this study suggests the answer is to perform a root canal on the tooth with an infected pulp, the reality is that the root canal will not solve the problem and may actually make it worse. In another, albeit small, study,researchers investigated whether root canals and removal of wisdom teeth might indeed contribute to chronic inammation. According to the authors:

"[C]hemokine overexpression in the jawbone connected to root canaled teeth seems to be a possible danger for immune preservation, which is needed to maintain a balanced system and to prevent different types of systemic diseases.

Improper wound healing in old extraction sites and underneath root canaled teeth might also provoke immune modulation, which hinders the restoration of an already disease-modied immune system."

Throat Cancer Cleared by Removing Root-Canaled Teeth

Cancer may also be triggered by infected teeth. Rau claims that 97% of the breast cancer patients between the ages of 30 and 70 tested at the Paracelsus Academy in Switzerland, where he is medical director, were found to have "a root canal or a toxic situation in their teeth."

Similarly, Tennant claims 96% of the last 60 cancer patients seen in his practice were found to have an infected tooth. Smith, meanwhile, recounts the story of one of his dental patients who came in with Stage 4 throat cancer. Smith observed the cancer was situated near two root-canaled teeth.

He removed the two teeth and treated the extraction site with ozone. The patient was also given some homeopathic remedies and ionic silver to take. In three weeks, the cancer had completely resolved, and the remission was confirmed with blood work, PET scans and visual inspection. "This is the impact of toxic root canaled teeth," Smith says.

All Root Canals Are a Source of Infection to Some Degree

According to Rau, root canals are "sources of infection, without any exception." To support this claim, the medical experts in the claim, the medical experts in the film cite a number of toxicological investigations that found 100 percent of extracted root canaled teeth were in fact laden with hazardous bacteria.

As noted by Levy, "The science shows that root canals are always infected. The only differentiation is some are a little more toxic and infected than other ones." The reason why not everyone with a root canal suffers in noticeable ways has to do with the fact that the response to toxins vary from person to person. Some are constitutionally "hardier" than others to begin with. Your overall toxic load from other environmental exposures also comes into play.

Removing a Root-Canaled Tooth Must Be Done Properly

While removing a root-canaled tooth may be the answer in some cases, this must not be done willy-nilly. You need to make sure your dentist understands the implications and is familiar with holistic dental procedures. To locate a biological (holistic) dentist, see the listing below.

Extracting the tooth is just the first step. Next, the area must be drained and cleaned of bacteria. Ozone gas is by many holistic dentists considered indispensable during this step, as the gas is able to permeate the bone and gum tissue, killing the infection. The periodontal ligament also needs to be removed in order to allow for the jawbone to properly regrow and completely seal the hole where the tooth was.

If the extraction site is not meticulously cleaned and disinfected (and this goes for any tooth extraction, not just root canaled teeth), a cavitation — a pocket in the jawbone filled with bacteria — may form. Failure to remove the periodontal ligament also contributes to cavitations by preventing the bone from properly regrowing.

After the root canaled tooth has been extracted, you'll want to allow your jawbone to heal completely. In most cases, this will take at least three months. Once your dentist has confirmed that there's no cavitation, you can proceed with dental replacement.

As noted in the claim, there are a number of options for how to replace the missing tooth at this point, including the following:

Not replacing the tooth.

Inserting a removable bridge.

Inserting a traditional bridge, which requires creating crowns for the teeth on each side of the missing tooth. A signicant drawback to this is that you’re sacrificing two (in many cases) healthy teeth, and increasing the risk of those teeth needing a root canal later on. What’s more, the average bridge lasts only eight years, with a range of five to 15 years.

Using a resin-bonded bridge, also known as a Maryland bridge, which holds the pontic (false tooth) in place by bonding a frame to the backside of the adjoining teeth.

This is the preferred option by many holistic dentists as it does not involve damaging the adjacent teeth. A drawback is that the bridge is only as strong as the adhesive, so it may detach and need to be rebonded from time to time. It’s also not suitable for missing molars due to the forces placed on the bridge during chewing.

Putting in an implant-supported bridge, which can be a good option in cases where two or more adjacent teeth are missing.

Trying a ceramic implant — Traditional implants have used titanium, but today there are also zirconia (a type of ceramic) implants. Titanium can in some cases trigger autoimmune problems. There is a blood test7 to help determine this sensitivity.

Being a metal, titanium can also contribute to galvanic currents in your mouth, and will distort the energy flow in the meridian flowing through that tooth. While most people do not notice galvanic currents, others experience unexplained nerve shocks, ulcerations, a salty or metallic taste or a burning sensation in their mouth. Galvanic currents may also contribute to insomnia, brain fog, ear-ringing, epilepsy and dizziness.

What's more, if you drink fluoridated water or use fluoridated toothpaste, it is important to know that fluoride severely accelerates the corrosion of titanium. Low pH in your mouth due to acidity or dry mouth further accelerates this effect.8

Your best option for an implant is to use a zirconia implant. Zirconia is considered far more biocompatible and is typically recommended by holistic dentists.

Carefully Consider Your Options

In my video on root canals, posted above, I discuss some of the health effects I suffered from an infected tooth, which were resolved after having the tooth extracted. It's important to recognize that the reason you get cavities and/or infected teeth in the first place is related to your diet, primarily eating too much sugar. If your diet is inadequate, your immune function will be compromised, and if your immune system is weakened, the bacteria's ability to wreak havoc is magnified.

Now, should you happen to have one or more root canaled teeth, this does not mean you have to rush to extract them. It does mean, however, that it would be wise to remember this fact should you start to experience a chronic health problem, and to take it into consideration when deciding on a treatment plan for a chronic health issue.

Also, if you’re considering having a root canal done, evaluate the data and your personal situation, such as your health risks, before making your decision. I would also suggest considering ozone therapy before getting a root canal or tooth extraction done.

Ozone therapy is typically administered through a syringe, right into or around to the base of the tooth. Multiple visits are usually needed to address the infection. Ozone is directly toxic to infectious material, and it also stimulates your immune system. I was able to prevent a root canal by using ozone therapy. It took about five treatments. It's safe, nontoxic, and relatively inexpensive, so it may be worth considering before taking more drastic measures.

That said, if the pulp tissue has completely died due to infection, nothing, including ozone, will bring the tooth back to life, at which point a root canal or extraction are your only options.

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