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Missionary Tells Harrowing Tale of Prison Time He and His Wife Spent in Venezuela

This horrific story is not without an incredible ending.

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‘It was as close to hell as you can imagine,’ said Josh, taking a deep breath. ‘We’re lucky to have made it out alive. When I first got there I was terrified and became very ill.

‘They threw me in a tiny cell barely big enough to fit a bunk bed in with no toilet. I had to crap on newspaper on the floor and pee in a bottle, the stench was unbearable.

‘In the first six months I dropped 60lb in weight, I had bronchitis, scabies, kidney stones and hemorrhoids and the only medical attention I was given was a shot of pain killers.

‘I was in constant pain in my stomach and one of my teeth split in two. I had agonizing tooth ache for three months and didn’t once see a dentist or receive medication.’

Despite the devastated economy in Venezuela, the textbook example of the many failures of a Marxist economy, American leftists still laud the “people’s revolution” in the socialist regime and continue to push the same ideology up North.

“Cognitive dissonance” doesn’t even come close.

And in true Marxist fashion, the Chavez-founded, Maduro-succeeded regime has hosted a slew of political prisoners subject to brutal conditions and even torture over the years.

See, because socialism is so great, you have to create a culture of fear, intimidation, and corruption just to maintain it!

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Josh Holt is a 26-year-old Mormon missionary from Riverton, Utah, who was recently released from the notorious El Helicoide prison in Caracas where he was held on espionage charges.

Holt is not a spy, but just a regular American who met a beautiful Mormon girl, Thamy, online in 2016. They fell in love, as often happens in the new millennium, and Holt soon traveled to Venezuela where he proposed to and married Thamy. He remained in Venezuela with his new bride as they awaited Thamy’s visa.

That was when their nightmare began. Venezuelan police raided Thamy’s apartment, accused the duo of “weapons stockpiling”, and dragged them off to prison.

There, he was detained in squalor, defecating on newspaper and being subject to dehumanizing psychological torture like fake staged executions and torture.

Holt recently gave his account to Daily Mail:

‘It was as close to hell as you can imagine,’ said Josh, taking a deep breath. ‘We’re lucky to have made it out alive. When I first got there I was terrified and became very ill.

‘They threw me in a tiny cell barely big enough to fit a bunk bed in with no toilet. I had to crap on newspaper on the floor and pee in a bottle, the stench was unbearable.

‘In the first six months I dropped 60lb in weight, I had bronchitis, scabies, kidney stones and hemorrhoids and the only medical attention I was given was a shot of pain killers.

‘I was in constant pain in my stomach and one of my teeth split in two. I had agonizing tooth ache for three months and didn’t once see a dentist or receive medication.’

His wife, Thamy, was sickeningly subject to even more brutality, in the form of physical torture and constant interrogations. She gave her emotional account:

Tightly clasping Josh’s hand and breaking down in tears, Thamy recalled: ‘They covered my eyes, wrapped my arms in newspaper and electrocuted me with a taser, and they put the ends of my fingers in a pencil sharpener. I was so scared.

‘They wanted me to sign a confession that Josh was part of an espionage plot, that he led a CIA team sent to undermine the Venezuelan government, that he had killed people. I just cried and refused.’

This horrific story is not without an incredible ending. After two years in detainment, the couple, with the help of Trump administration senior officials, were finally released and escorted together to the airport, where they flew back home with Thamy’s two small daughters. They met with the President last week before being reunited with family.

The best part came upon their return to Utah, where friends and family were overjoyed to meet them and gave them a truly American welcome:

Two days later Holt landed back home in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was greeted by a large crowd of family and friends, some holding signs in English and Spanish saying ‘We never gave up’ and Let Freedom Ring’.

Holt’s grandmother, Malinda, draped an American flag around her grandson’s shoulders during the emotional homecoming as the crowd sang the national anthem.

For Holt, being back home on US soil surrounded by his family as a free man has still yet to sink in.

Let freedom ring, indeed.

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The Amazing Archeological Discovery that Could Verify the Jews’ Biblical Exit from Egypt

An archaeologist in Egypt now says he found Mount Sinai, the mountain that Moses and the Jews stopped at after the Exodus.

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An archaeologist in Egypt now says he has finally found Mount Sinai, the mountain that Moses and the Jews stopped at after escaping enslavement by the Egyptians. The discovery could prove the Biblical tale of the Exodus of the Jews escaping Egypt, crossing the red sea where the Pharaoh’s pursuing army was drowned.

One problem with the tale of the Exodus is that archaeologists have not been able to find Mount Sinai. But now The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation claims that researchers were looking in the wrong place the whole time.

“But in actuality, the society now claims, Mount Sinai, one of the most sacred places in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, is Jabal Maqla, which lies in the Jabal al-Lawz mountain range in northwestern Saudi Arabia,” the New York Post reported.

“One of the main reasons certain scholars claim that the Exodus is a myth is because little to no evidence for what the Bible records has been found at the traditional Mount Sinai in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,” Foundation president Ryan Mauro, told the media.

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But what if these scholars have actually been looking in the wrong spot?” he added. “Move over into the Arabian peninsula and you find incredibly compelling evidence matching the Biblical account.”

Per the Post:

Jabal Maqla, has blackened peaks as if scorched by the sun or fire, and lies near Nuweiba Beach, where scientists have found land paths underneath the water, where God would have parted the waters for Moses and the Israelites.

Though they were followed by Egyptians in chariots, when the Israelites reached land on the other side of the water, the sea consumed the Egyptians. A chariot-like shape was found in coral in the area, according to Swedish scientist Dr. Lennart Moller, who noted to the outlet that the metal and wood had long ago disintegrated.

On the way from the Beach to the possible Mt. Sinai is a large, split rock with signs of water erosion, despite being in the midst of a desert.

“We believe this distinct landmark could be the rock that God commanded Moses to strike which water then gushed forth from miraculously providing for the Israelite population,” Mauro said.

If Mauro’s claims are confirmed, this would be a major confirmation of the Biblical story of the Jews’ exodus from bondage in Egypt.

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An archaeologist in Egypt now says he has finally found Mount Sinai, the mountain that Moses and the Jews stopped at after escaping enslavement by the Egyptians. The discovery could prove the Biblical tale of the Exodus of the Jews escaping Egypt, crossing the red sea where the Pharaoh’s pursuing army was drowned. One problem with the tale of the Exodus is that archaeologists have not been able to find Mount Sinai. But now The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation claims that researchers were looking in the wrong place the whole time. “But in actuality, the society now claims, Mount Sinai, one of the most sacred places in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, is Jabal Maqla, which lies in the Jabal al-Lawz mountain range in northwestern Saudi Arabia,” the New York Post reported. “One of the main reasons certain scholars claim that the Exodus is a myth is because little to no evidence for what the Bible records has been found at the traditional Mount Sinai in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,” Foundation president Ryan Mauro, told the media. But what if these scholars have actually been looking in the wrong spot?” he added. “Move over into the Arabian peninsula and you find incredibly compelling evidence matching the Biblical account.” Per the Post: Jabal Maqla, has blackened peaks as if scorched by the sun or fire, and lies near Nuweiba Beach, where scientists have found land paths underneath the water, where God would have parted the waters for Moses and the Israelites. Though they were followed by Egyptians in chariots, when the Israelites reached land on the other side of the water, the sea consumed the Egyptians. A chariot-like shape was found in coral in the area, according to Swedish scientist Dr. Lennart Moller, who noted to the outlet that the metal…

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America’s Payday – Has the Law of Reciprocation Finally Come Knocking

The God who formed the stars and placed the earth here to be both our home and his proving grounds, is not powerless, late, confused, or indifferent.

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One of the most famous sermons in U.S. history came from Southern Baptist preacher, Rev R. G. Lee, and was titled “Payday Someday.” Unfortunately, it was a sermon delivered before the advent of modern media, but someone has managed to preserve a rough copy of it on YouTube.

It is a sermon based on the principles of the God given laws of reciprocation, otherwise referred to as “reaping what you sow.”

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gal 6:7)

It has many other names such as, cause and effect, karma or making your bed. But by any other name it still only means one thing, you, me, all of us will get back what we put out.

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The folly and self-indulgence with which we enter-into our mistakes, will be like a vapor dissolved in the heat of the day by the time the payday arrives.

In his great sermon R. G. Lee included this rhyme by Paul Lawrence Dunbar – it says it all.

This is the price I pay —
Just for one riotous day —
Years of regret and of grief,
And sorrow without relief.
Suffer it I will, my friend,
Suffer it until the end,
Until the grave shall give relief.
Small was the thing I bought,
Small was the thing at best,
Small was the debt, I thought,
But, O God! — the interest.

Ignoring the laws of reciprocation is one mistake, but a far more serious error is to think that it only applies to individuals. Most assuredly, it includes every size group, from few people to an entire nation.

Has America’s time for some pay back finally arrived? Is this only a question asked by prophets and preachers, or is it time for educators, historians, media, and governance to seriously ponder?

All great nations of history had this one thing in common, none of them would heed those who gave them warning.

It matters little who exactly is giving the warning, but it cannot be overstated we can only ignore these warnings at our own peril.

What exactly has our nation been “sowing” – what should we expect to see for the full crop. What have we accepted as part of everyday life, that will soon cost us everything up to our very nationhood?

Apostasy among believers who will not live for their Lord, and there is little doubt they would die for him.

Continuing abortions at the rate of almost 4000 per day. Ignoring the ocean of innocent blood wasted, and the organs and body parts bartered and sold so much meat at the market.

Child and human trafficking which hides and muffles the screams of the exploited under a cloak of secrecy and abuse.

The perversion of homosexuality, given credence by the media, accepted by the crowds, and practiced by fools who will not heed the clearest warning of scripture, that they will be eternally lost in the final day. We are told Sodom was only a city, but the next Sodom will be an entire nation.

The deep perversion, torture, contortion, and obvious offence against nature that we glibly refer to as “transgenderism.” With or without acceptance, a trans-bathroom, and the power to use hormones and surgical knives – it will bring judgement to this nation – swiftly and severely.

Wasting the pliable minds of our youth, by infusing them with critical race theory, socialism, failed Marxism and BLM extremes. And we call this misguidance – education!

The greatest mistake of our nation is the belief that since no one has stopped us, we can pretty much go on forever. But there is a payday someday. Being dumbed down by delay will hardly be an excuse.

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Ec 8:11)

Fast forward to the present – this is where we find ourselves longing for the past.

Now, we have a fake president in Biden and the humiliation of our nation by his policies in Afghanistan, the southern border and law enforcement. Not only did Biden take the Whitehouse through obvious fraud, but he is governing by naps and vacations. Little wonder that his most hated foe once referred to him as – sleepy Joe.

What else could possibly go wrong.

It is here I will raise the same warning I was given some forty years ago. It is so close today that we can almost taste it. What is that warning? Total national economic collapse in which there will be unforeseen and overwhelming poverty and scarcity.

What keeps a demonically inspired generation from seeing a pathway to repentance or a way to turn around? Firstly they think too much time has passed and they think God is no longer going to do anything, if he ever had a mind to in the first place. Secondly, is the idea that God is a syrupy, mushy sort of Santa Claus figure who is far too busy talking with saints and angels.

Finally, is the general belief that we control everything, as masters of our own destiny. But God controls everything down to the very hairs on our heads.

This is the Biblical list of what God controls on this planet.

Rain and drought

Weather

Fires

Pestilence and disease

Wars

Rise and fall of nations

Wealth and poverty

The hearts of kings and rulers

Life and death on earth

The beginning and ending of all things

Eternal damnation

Eternal salvation

The God who formed the stars and placed the earth here to be both our home and his proving grounds, is not powerless, late, confused, or indifferent.

Prophetically speaking, every word of God is true and quite well on schedule.


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Michael Bresciani is the editor of new.americanprophet.org and americanprophet.org archive since 2005. The website features the articles and reports of Bresciani along with some of America’s best writers and journalists. Millions have read his timely reports and articles in online journals and print publications across the nation and the globe. Visit us at Parler, GAB, Spreely, USA.Life, Friendscircuit, Twitter and Facebook

One of the most famous sermons in U.S. history came from Southern Baptist preacher, Rev R. G. Lee, and was titled “Payday Someday.” Unfortunately, it was a sermon delivered before the advent of modern media, but someone has managed to preserve a rough copy of it on YouTube. It is a sermon based on the principles of the God given laws of reciprocation, otherwise referred to as “reaping what you sow.” “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gal 6:7) It has many other names such as, cause and effect, karma or making your bed. But by any other name it still only means one thing, you, me, all of us will get back what we put out. The folly and self-indulgence with which we enter-into our mistakes, will be like a vapor dissolved in the heat of the day by the time the payday arrives. In his great sermon R. G. Lee included this rhyme by Paul Lawrence Dunbar – it says it all. This is the price I pay — Just for one riotous day — Years of regret and of grief, And sorrow without relief. Suffer it I will, my friend, Suffer it until the end, Until the grave shall give relief. Small was the thing I bought, Small was the thing at best, Small was the debt, I thought, But, O God! — the interest. Ignoring the laws of reciprocation is one mistake, but a far more serious error is to think that it only applies to individuals. Most assuredly, it includes every size group, from few people to an entire nation. Has America’s time for some pay back finally arrived? Is this only a question asked by prophets and preachers, or is it time for…

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