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Thursday, September 23, 2010


© 2010 by Jim Yackel
Lord, you are the Good Shepherd, the shepherd who gave His life for His sheep.
You are the one who came to save that which was lost.  Yes, Lord, it is You who said What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying?  And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. – Matthew 18:11-13
You see, Lord, there is a little lamb that is very dear to me.  She is my little lamb.  I remember that day she was born and how difficult would be her arrival into this world.   But, You were there that day and she came healthy and safe into my life after her mother’s long and difficult labor.  Yes, both came through the birth relatively unscathed and it was partly due to the skills of the doctors and nurses but mostly because of the presence of Your Holy Spirit being on the scene.  I have thanked You Lord and I will continue to do so!
My little lamb used to love to read her children’s Bible with me.  Oh, how she used to enjoy reading and talking about you.  She enjoyed looking at your image in illustrations – whether in the aforementioned Bible, on the internet, or in stores.
I remember her first day of Sunday School and how excited she was to tell me about it on the way home.  Later that afternoon as we pulled into a parking spot at the grocery store I noticed her silently praying in her seat and it was indeed a beautiful sight.  By this time she had prayed a prayer and accepted You as Lord and Savior.  She would do this a total of three times – not because it was necessary to do it more than once but because her Sunday School classes were doing it together.
She is still young and remains my little lamb, but things have changed in both our joint and separate lives.   I no longer share a household with my little lamb, as her mother and I did not see eye to eye and it was decided by her mom that I would have to go.  She was beginning to lose interest in You before I departed, but that loss of interest has seems to have become a considerable loss indeed as she has grown up to be nearly 10 years of age as of this writing.   Due to many circumstances beyond my control, I am no longer as active in her life as I should be or would like to be.  She now has no one in her day to day life that shares a love and a passion for you, Lord.  I cannot get her to a true Christian Bible church as often as I would like – but she has been taken by others to one of the heretical churches that claim You in name only.
Yes, there are other adults who see much more of her and they do not encourage her in You.  I would go as far as to say that they actually discourage her in You and attempt to lead her into a false and self-centered religious doctrine.  These people may love her and care for her and in that I am thankful, but where You are concerned they have seemingly taken away her passion and desire for you.  These others do not believe that You are the way, the truth, and the life.
I try to talk about You with her now, and she seems very uncomfortable; as though she has been told not to talk with me about You.  I would rather it be discomfort created by other accountable adults in her life and not a general and growing disinterest.    Yes, any adults who attempt to dissuade this child from You will be held accountable – not by me but by You.
It pains me that I cannot see my little lamb and be with her as much as I would like, and I pray that this will change.  Things have been suboptimal for me over the last couple of years, but by Your grace and leading I will be lifted out of this hole.
Jesus, I love my little lamb and I know that you do too.  She is wandering away from the flock – partly due to her own devices but also because adult sheep thieves are stealing her away.  I don’t believe she hears or knows your voice anymore and that causes me great pain but as of this day I am powerless.  Please Lord, go get her and bring her back to the flock.  Please hold her tightly and let her know how much You love her.  Please don’t allow others in her life to lead her any further astray.
My little lamb was the greatest blessing you ever gave to me.  Please Good Shepherd, go get your stray little lamb.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


So many of the brethren are under attack in September of 2010.  Indeed, so many are befallen with hard times and steep hills strewn with loose rocks that they must climb.  Yes, so many unstable footfalls and uncertain tomorrows.  Considerable loss and insignificant gain is the tone of the day as we struggle to keep ahead of the wolves that are trailing us in deliberate, demonic pursuit.
Financial struggles are pitched as we cling to our blessed hope.  Stealthily the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) has made its way onto the world scene as a method of payment based on commodities that can be used in lieu of the Dollar.  This payment method can be used in America – again in place of the Dollar – through the U.S. Postal Service website amongst other places.
The SDR was created in 1969 but not truly utilized; however there is now a push by China to make it the World Currency.   The IMF is looking to the SDR to become the new reserve currency to replace the Dollar, and it is a step toward the Bancor which could possibly become the world currency.
No matter how this apple gets sliced, the move toward a single-word currency is gaining ground today in September while so many unaware Americans are counting on pensions and retirement funds and waiting for Republican and Tea Party saviors to sweep in and save the day come November.  These financial moves involving a single-world currency or payment method are far bigger than Republicans, the Tea Party, pensions, retirement funds, union dues, and paid vacations for the “B” Shift.  In the process, the Dollar that has been the foundation of American Capitalism and the world’s financial standard will be killed and replaced.
A single-world financial system run from a single bank will be fully operational during a single-world system of governance – controlled and overseen by a single man – the “Man of Sin” or Anti-Christ.  We are moving this way quickly.
So, here this writer goes again, sounding his warning.  There was the Storm Watch, the Storm Warning, and now this.  “That crazy Jim” they say.  “That peculiar fellow just has too much spare time on his hands to be thinking about all this weird insert curse word for feces here.  He needs to get himself a real job!”
No, this job does not pay well at all, but this writer continues to do it at the best of his ability.  In that, I will warn you while you laugh at me:
Jesus Christ paid a considerable price for you on the cross.  You’ve heard it all before, but it obviously needs repeating.  Jesus is the only way to Heaven and an everlasting life in the presence of God.  You can call me a fundamentalist bigot or much worse, I don’t care as I’ve heard it before.
The America and the world as you know it are steadily coming apart under your feet.  You may not see it as you look at yourself in the mirror, but soon you will feel it as your footfalls become unsteady and you begin to wobble.  The “system” as you know it is being replaced.  The guys and gals on CNN won’t tell you about it, you have to instead read what those who you consider to be “wackos” write on the internet.
Your apple cart is being upset, and so is mine.  There is no politician that is going to gather up your spilled apples.  Without a true faith in Jesus Christ, the spilled apples will rot and become infested with worms.
Have you ever bitten into a rotten, wormy apple?
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Breaking (c) 2010 Jim Yackel

We must all be broken in order for Him to rebuild us in His image.   We who follow Jesus can run from the Breaking for years if we choose, but eventually it will catch up with us.   If you are truly following Him, indeed you will be broken.

It may seem cruel but it is truly out of love.  You may lose just a little or end up losing everything.   If it is worldly things that we covet we should be prepared for the possibility that they may one day be gone.  If we choose to follow Him down the path to eternal life, we will likely leave much wreckage along the way; appearing like that stripped-down, rusted-out, smashed-up and junked 1953 Chevy that is overtaken with weeds.   Jesus said, as written in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16 and verses 25 through 26: For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

I have seen the poor in worldly attributes filled with riches in Spirit.  They drive 15 year old cars with rusted panels and leaky mufflers.  They purchase their clothes from Rescue Mission and Salvation Army thrift stores.  They struggle to make the rent in modest apartments that are sometimes in unsafe neighborhoods.  They buy groceries from Aldi and the Dollar General.

Yes, I have seen so many like the above described who love the Lord and follow Him with obedience.  Some of them once lived a more prosperous life and then lost it.  Some of them once ran successful business and watched helplessly as those businesses crumbled.  Some of these have lost marriages and houses and live away from their children.  Some of these are on the verge of homelessness and don’t know where on this earth they will land  – and yet they cling to the Lord through this painful breaking.

It is these and those who have lost more and suffered worse that He will truly rebuild and conform to His image.

You may follow Christ and walk through this life with material wealth and abundance.  Everything may swing your way and the smile may never leave your face.  Your business may prosper and your children may receive scholarships to fine colleges.  You and your spouse may be coiffed, tanned, and dressed in fine clothes.   You may be highly-regarded in your church and your ministry.   Opportunity may stack upon opportunity.  You may indeed be blessed to name it and subsequently claim it.

I hope that you have already been broken, as the above described would be a lot to lose.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deceived Sheep ©2010 Jim Yackel

Christian Scientists believe that both Heaven and Hell are merely a "state of mind." The question "Do Christian Scientists believe in heaven and hell?" is answered this way on the website :

Not as places or as part of an afterlife, but certainly as a state of mind. Christian Science theology does not include a final judgment day. Every day each individual can make a new choice that determines the path he or she is on - a path away from God or towards Him.
Now, doesn't that feel good? Phew, what a relief!

The Church of Christ, Scientist, was founded in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy to "to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing." In truth, the Holy Spirit's power of healing by prayer and the laying of hands has not been lost - it has instead become under-utilized by a skeptical body that may be a bit lacking in faith. But, we must understand that our Holy, Triune God does not always heal our bodies and minds in ways that we think are best.

The Christian Science theology does not believe in a Triune God. This theology proffers that Jesus is "promised Messiah" but also claims that Jesus Himself said He was not the Father, and that God, the Father, alone should be worshiped. And yet, the Holy Bible - the very same Bible that Christian Science claims to adhere to, says in the Gospel of John, Chapter 10, verses 27 through 30 :

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and My Father are one.
This writer underlined the last sentence above for emphasis. The words written in John 10:27-30 were spoken by Jesus Himself. It was Jesus who said that He and His Father were "one." Yes, Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah; and He came once and will come again. However, His role in the Triune Godhead should not be diminished in any human heart or by any religion. Jesus is Savior and He is Lord. And as part of the Triune (trinity, three-part) Godhead - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - He is as much God as the Father and Holy Spirit.

As the Storm is intensifying within the Supernatural and seeping through the cracks into our natural world, Americans in the final quarter of 2010 are increasingly drawing toward "Spirituality" as a means to cope with the deteriorating economy and fearful life circumstances that they are living within. As the Storm intensifies, Satan is using these false spirits to deceive and destroy. Whether it be Christ Scientist, Scientology (which is not Christ Scientist), Emergent church, Word of Faith, Kingdom Now, Mormonism, Wicca, Islam, or you pick the movement or religion - it is at the very least a move away from God's true word and at the worst a path to eternal death.

These are the End Times. The Rapture of Christ's church of true believers is imminent and the seven-year Great Tribulation will follow for those left behind. The One World System - which will be religious, monetary, geographic, and military - is being built today and will be run by the Son of Perdition as the Anti-Christ during the Great Tribulation. The book of Revelation is real, true prophecy and not a colorful book of allegory that reads like a Science Fiction mini-novel.

There have been for years and continues to be many spiritual and religious movements, and they seem to be gaining steam as 2010 winds down. The movement that we need to making is toward Jesus Christ - who is the Son of God, fully God, and payment for our sins as our atoning sacrifice. He cannot be minimized, reduced in value, or bypassed in lieu of another pathway. He is the way, the truth and the life. He is the only pathway to a real and glorious Heavenly New Jerusalem and to sidestep Him will ultimately reveal to you that Hell is much more than just a state of mind. Christ is love and faith in Him in truth as Savior, Lord, and 1/3 of the Godhead will bring you to an eternal reality far more beautiful than the most positive mental state.

May we pray?

Dear Lord - we reach out to You today on behalf of the lost and the deceived. To so many, You are a commitment that is too difficult to keep and a loss of control that they are to insecure to relinquish. We ask you today Lord, as the hour of the Wedding Feast draws ever nearer, that your Holy Spirit would manifest itself through Your children in powerful and effulgent ways. Please let us be the light to the lost on this Earth, that they would see us as a window to You and desire to know You in truth and in power. Jesus, the name above all names! Even so, come quickly! In Your glorious name we pray - amen.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Musty Perspiration ©2010 Jim Yackel

Labor Day of 2010 has passed, marking the unofficial end to summer. As the economy continues to deteriorate amidst talk of yet another stimulus and the Middle Eastern pot of War Soup roils to a rolling boil, The Storm appears poised to blow harder from the Supernatural into the Natural. We can't say that we haven't been warned or told to prepare.

The humidity is thick; so much so that one would think that it could be cut with a knife. The humidity this writer describes is not natural weather phenomena, but is instead spiritual and is manifesting itself through the musty perspiration of so many sad, struggling, and angry people of this nation and this world. Not everyone is struggling; but more are today than a year ago and they are truly sweating it out. They are made nervous from what is unseen and fearful of the unknown. They are asking "help me" but are being told "I can't. I've got too many of my own problems to be concerned about yours."

A man's enemies may well be within his own household, as prophesied Biblically in the book of Micah. As the struggle grows, the ability to trust those we thought trustworthy diminishes. Those who have rejected Jesus Christ are becoming increasingly hostile toward those who walk with the Lord; in word and in deed. They are more hostile in September of 2010 than they were one year ago. The wolves are on the prowl and their hell-bent hunger is nearly insatiable. And yet, we who are blood-stained must continue to walk in love as we have been commanded.

May we pray?

Father God, gracious and merciful Lord, so many come before Your throne today with backpacks full of worry and woe. The struggle is intensifying as the Storm winds blow harder - knocking down financial and residential walls that were considered by many to be strongholds. Stress is making your children sick as they must also face increasing persecution from those who reject You; some of these claiming to walk with You. There are gale-force winds blowing on an increasing number of unsheltered and exposed. But, we cannot claim to have not had forewarning or to have received foreknowledge from Your Word. Lord Jesus, help those who are being made homeless and left hungry. Please bless those who need a financial break to make ends meet - even as the world economy morphs into a single-world system. Please use the hands of those who You have anointed to heal, and please protect us Lord, as the winds are intensifying in velocity and bitterness. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! In Your glorious name we pray - amen.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mocked, Scoffed, and Cheesed-Off ©2010 Jim Yackel

The Storm: It is upon us although it may not be manifesting itself significantly in the Natural on September 3rd, 2010. Certainly, Hurricane Earl is a brute to be reckoned with and we should pray for all in its path, but this meteorological event is but a small part of this Storm.

The line of demarcation between believers and the lost has grown more visible in its definition during the last week of August into the early days of September's tenure. Additionally, those who follow false doctrines such as Mormonism, the Emergent Church, Word Of Faith, and Kingdom Now are increasingly at odds with us who endeavor to follow God's word as it is truly written. Tension is increasing as we all just try to "get along" - but the Gospel truth cannot merely get along with deception. I am sure that I will get mocked and/or scoffed at by some who follow those false doctrines for writing what I have in this paragraph.

Yes, for abiding in the Gospel truth we will be mocked and scoffed, but we must not get cheesed-off. This is one manner in which the Storm is manifesting itself in the Natural; those who disagree with us are becoming increasingly vicious in their attacks - even if those attacks are just verbal or written. Friends are turning on friends and family members are turning on one another. Non-believing family members are turning on believers within the family in ridicule, while attempting to measure the weight of the believers' Christian "works" - which will always fall short in the scoffer's eyes and lead to condemnation of the believer. This activity is of Satan and while we are mocked and scoffed, again, we must not get cheesed-off. In our human flesh this level of serenity is nearly impossible to achieve, but through prayer we can rise above - no matter how much the mocking, scoffing, and condemnation may hurt.

Jesus told His disciples as written in the Gospel of John, Chapter 15, verses 18 and 19: "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."

In these remaining months of 2010, as the bitter winds of this Supernatural Storm continue to blow through the un-insulated cracks in the invisible wall that separates the Supernatural from the Natural - know that the mocking and scoffing of those who walk with the Lord will visibly intensify.

Even brothers and sisters in Christ will be at odds with each other as this tumultuous year winds down and bows like a young Maple tree to the gale-force spiritual winds of the Storm. Some will quarrel over theology and say that the Tribulation is upon us while others will claim that there is no Hell and we must prepare to bring Heaven to Earth. Pre-Tribulation Rapture believers will be confronted by those who don't believe in the Harpazo, and heated battles that should not take place unfortunately will. These disagreements have taken place amongst us for many years, but look for them to intensify as they are today.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, an no one comes to the Father but through Him. Jesus is not a created being ordained by a covenant of false gods. Jesus is not the brother of Lucifer, as Lucifer was a created angel subsequently cast out. Likewise, Jesus' father is not made of flesh and bone but of Spirit. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - three in one - Triune; this my friends is the only GOD and in this we must agree as the Storm rages and the hour grows late.

Jesus is 1/3 of the Godhead and He is Savior and Lord. Look around you this day and know that He is coming for His bride soon.

May we pray?

Folks, I would ask you today to pray as the Holy Spirit leads you. God bless you all.

Talking To An Angel

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Don't Shake My Box! ©2010 Jim Yackel

While the words may not physically cross their lips, so many today are internally screaming "don't shake my box! Don't upset my apple cart! I'm nervous!"

So many are living in denial. This is a fear-inspiring world in September of 2010, and so many don't know what waits around the corner, so they delude themselves into believing that nothing is wrong. They have their jobs, their unions, and their pensions. They've got a retirement fund. They have seniority over the new guy behind them, so while "that poor sucker" may lose his job, they will still keep theirs. They are able to pay the mortgage and the car and boat loans. They've been able to save up enough to front their daughter tuition money for the local community college, but she'll have to pay it back "when she gets workin'".

None of the above mentioned is secure anymore - none of it - even if you've got a government job.

So many boxes are being shaken this day. So many apple carts are being upset. For so many Americans, this worldly middle-class life has been a god who sits on a balsa wood throne. Balsa burns quickly and is unable to hold much weight. This false god is tumbling and has been proven to be hyper-mortal, and sadly, so much faith has been errantly placed in him and not in the One, True, Living, Triune God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Sure, you can blame management - go right ahead. You can also blame those corporate fat cats who are sending the manufacturing jobs overseas, where the work can be done for much less - which helps to maintain if not increase profitability. Yeah, all those corporate fat cats care about is money, and not about the "little guy"! Well, the "little guy" cares an awful lot about money too. If he had the chance, the "little guy" would himself be the corporate fat cat! After all, we all desire to hold the seat of power, don't we? Don't we all want to be the equivalent of the next American Idol?

And this desire is what is causing the boxes to be shaken and the apple carts to be tipped over. It is this penchant for trampling one another to get what is "mine" that will lead to our own trampling. The trampling, self-righteous judging, and back-stabbing is taking place this day inside of the ivory towers as well as where the "little guy" works on the factory floor. Friends are no longer friends and families are no longer family, as we fight for resources that are increasingly limited in the Storm.

The trampling, self-righteous judging, and back-stabbing? - trust me when I say it is going to become much worse. As the Arrogant Marionette continues to push to divide Israel, life in America will become increasingly difficult. And in and through this, boxes are being shaken and they will be dumped out. Apple carts will be flipped-over and the rotten fruit that was stacked upon them will be crushed. The world as we know it is changing and that change is to a great deal still in its infant stages.

We are nothing without Jesus, and in that He commands that we love one another.

May we pray?

Gracious Father - So many have drawn away from you and into their own worlds where they are royalty within their castles. It seems that more and more, boxes are being shaken as you endeavor to get the attention of those who believe that they don't need the saving grace that Your son has offered through His death and resurrection. And those of us who do believe, are you not shaking our boxes as well? Are you not endeavoring to refocus our sights on You in these difficult, stormy days? You give and take away, and when You take away we are left with You. It is then that we are reminded that You are God and You will guide us through the Storm. Sometimes, our boxes need to be shaken and our apple carts need to be upset. Thank You, Father and Praise You, Jesus! Jesus, the name above all names and in Your name we

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crazy Talk ©2010 Jim Yackel

We have to face this Storm down - you, me, all of us. We are here at this time and place in history by the will of God.

For so many, the attacks from the evil one are becoming increasingly vicious in these latter days of the summer of 2010, which has been for all intents and purposes the summer that wasn't. For many of us, this has been a period of walking through refining fire. This writer has seen the evil one use his own family against him, as they mock, judge, condemn, and measure the weight of my works. I know that others of you are experiencing this type of attack as well. In so many instances, we are finding in this time that friends and family cannot be trusted and that realization is searing in its burn. Certainly, we are learning that there is no one that we can truly trust but the Lord.

So many are depressed and distressed. Finances have deteriorated as jobs are being lost at an epidemic rate, while unemployment figures are grossly under-calculated in an effort to make the work of the Arrogant Marionette's financial team appear to be successful. The Television Talking Faces are yakking in lock-step, falsely reporting on how jobs are being added and that the economy is on the upswing during this "Summer of Recovery" that is in fact a season of distress and deception.

This is the gathering Storm and we have to face it down. The U.S. economy is being vandalized through this Presidential administration by the foreign and domestic Puppet Masters that control it. In order for the One World Financial System to exist, Dollar Bill has to be killed and that is the plan of the proponents and the Puppet Masters of the New World Order. Some of you may consider this to be nothing but "Crazy Talk" and "depressing" and "harshing your mellow" - but in truth, you'd be crazy not to believe it.

Yes, we have to face down this Storm, and we cannot do it without Jesus. I was led to begin writing the "Storm Watch" and "Storm Warning" columns in mid-June of 2010. There was no premeditation involved in this task. In that, I have to admit that this Storm has thus far been different than how I originally interpreted it through the Holy Spirit. On one hand it has been quieter and more hidden within the Supernatural. On the other hand, this Storm has been more damaging than I expected. I personally have suffered depression, oppression, opposition, and financial hardship in greater extremes than anticipated. As it stands today, September 1st, I do not know where I will be living on October 1st. My prayer is that between now and then the trumpet will sound and that we will be rescued from this intensifying maelstrom that is the Storm.

May we pray?

Dear Lord - Many are struggling today. Their finances have been ravaged and their faith has been shaken. There is depression, hopelessness, uncertainty, and fear being experienced by growing numbers of your children during this late summer of 2010. Additionally, many are being mislead by Mormonism and other false gospels that are perversions of Your Word. Certainly, you are shaking Your church and that shaking is bringing spiritual growth and a refocusing on You and Your truth.

Please Father, bring strength and comfort to the fearful and the ailing. Please meet the needy at the point of their greatest need. Protect those who are under attack and keep their faith in You from being damaged or destroyed. This Storm is menacing in its supernatural stealth, but it is subjecting so many to its damaging wind and Thundersnow. So many of Your children are sick, hungry, and frightened. Please Father, call out Your Storm Troopers to minister and lead as this dark cloud creeps from the Supernatural into the Natural. This is no crazy talk! Break the chains that bind and batten down the hatches. Let hands be laid and healing be done in Your name, Jesus! In your glorious name we pray, amen.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A "God" Event? ©2010 Jim Yackel

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one gets to the Father but through Him. This is the truth and it seems so simple that a child could understand, doesn't it?

God is the Father. God is not some cosmic puffball who can be reached and touched for an eternity by following one of any number of paths that work best for you. God is One who is made up of three parts and they are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Son is Jesus, who as 1/3 of the Godhead, is as much God as the Father and the Holy Spirit are. It is simple math: 1 + 1 + 1 = 1. Allah is not God. Buddha is not God. Gaia is not God. God is God, and we are not. God is triune, and to review, there is one way to His eternal salvation and that way is through the 1/3 who is the son Yeshua - commonly known in English as Jesus. If you are not comfortable with this truth or my view of it, I am sorry, but I tried to tell you!

As the Storm is intensifying, media personalities such as Glenn Beck, whom I love and admire as a patriot and as a family man, are claiming that America is turning back to "God." But what "God" is America turning back to? Is it the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who is the aforementioned Triune God who gave His one and only son so that we may have eternal life? Or, is America turning to the cosmic puffball conceptual God - the "higher power" who can be reached anyway that you choose, as long as you are a good person who sincerely believes that there is this mystical, magical, yet wholly Holy who is looking down from Heaven right now, trying to make everything A-OK for America and who will, come November, chase all of those liberals out of the House and Senate; thereby making America the great country once again that it should be.

America, please be careful of what "God" you turn back to. Satan is powerful, slippery, and deceptive - but he is not the brother of Jesus, as some will claim. Be mindful that there is a Hell and while there is but one way to Heaven, there are many, many paths to Hell's eternal damnation. There is one God and one way to reach Him: by accepting the atonement for our sins that Jesus made on the cross through His death and subsequent resurrection after three days. There are no varying levels of Heaven or salvation that you can aspire to through faith in Jesus coupled with your own good works. His grace is sufficient for you. There is nothing you can do to increase that level of grace, as it is finished. There is no "universal" multi-path method to get to Heaven and to stay out of Hell. Faith in Jesus the Christ and His death and resurrection is it - period.

We are all sinners and fall short of the Glory of God, no matter how good other people tell us that we are. We all need to be blood-stained with the redeeming blood that Jesus Christ shed for us. Please, accept this beautiful, scarlet-colored truth as there is nothing that you can do on your own to grant you eternal life. America, please turn back to our Holy, Triune God today as a growing Storm is befalling this nation in August of 2010 and the worst of it is soon to blow through our doors and windows.

May we pray?

Dear Lord - Please, this nation of America must turn back to You. This nation is being deceived and mislead into believing as truth fatal fairy tales of multiple paths to "God" proffered by the Father of Lies who is the cast-out angel, Satan. Please Jesus, move in mighty and miraculous ways so the blind and deceived will see. You have put a burden on my heart that time is running short and that the wake-up call must come. You will shine, praise your name - Jesus! In your glorious and powerful name we pray, amen! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Upside-Down Flags ©2010 Jim Yackel

This writer has had a vision this morning of upside-down U.S. flags flapping vigorously on strong breezes. These are signs of distress, and I saw these flags raised on poles in front of buildings I do not recognize. My sense is that these buildings are town halls and seats of government for various U.S. municipalities. Likewise, I have seen in this vision upside-down stars and bars hung in the living room picture window of a turquoise-colored ranch house. Might this house be yours?

In this vision there was more. I envisioned the Arrogant Marionette who currently holds the title of President of these United States. He was cocking his head back in laughter and my sense was that he was savoring some variety of victory. I can assure you that this perceived victory was in fact loss for this nation. A devastating event or series of events took this nation by surprise as it was to the greatest degree unprepared and yet, the Arrogant Marionette knew what was coming. To sound as thought I am bordering on playing the role of a conspiracy theorist, this catastrophe in the vision may have been a "False Flag" event orchestrated by the Federal Government in order to affect a desired result, no matter how much damage it did. Whatever the case may be, the scenario placed this nation or a section of it into a mode where flags were flown upside-down as a signal of dire distress indicating an instance of extreme danger to life or property.

God blessed the United States of America and she grew in to the most free, most prosperous, and most powerful nation in the world. Over time, her culture has grown licentious, lazy, and increasingly carnal. Far too many of her people have turned away from the One, True, Living, Triune God and have instead created their own golden calves of worship or have followed false religions that are self-centered, trendy, and more acceptable to the popular culture. An increasing number of her people are turning to Islam and Kabbalah, but no matter which of these many false paths they may choose, they are walking blindly into death.

In recent months, the Arrogant Marionette has not only turned his back on Israel but has in essense stuck his thumb into that tiny nation that is the apple of God's eye. This president does not care for Israel nor act in her best interests. Additionally, having been churched by Reverend Jeremiah Wright for twenty years who sermonized "Not God bless America - God damn America! It's in the Bible, for killing innocent people - God damn America for treating its citizens as less than human!" he may not have much love for the United States of America that he was selected then elected to preside over.

As the Supernatural Storm is intensifying, America is in great danger from within and without. She is a nation in distress whose people must turn away from their debauchery and toward Jesus Christ. Time is not on the side of this nation's people as the remaining weeks and months of 2010 will be telling if not troubling. This writer's sense is that a terrible wake-up call is making its way through the wires and is about to ring this nation's metaphorical phones.
May we pray?
Dear Lord - We continue to pray for provision and protection. There is much obfuscation and deception cast about America and the world in August of 2010. Many today are in distress, and it is likely that greater distress will be visited upon many. We ask for Your guidance and strength and an explosioin of Your Holy Spirit upon the weak, spiritually blind, and the deceived. And please Lord, protect us from our enemies supernatural and natural, within this nation and without. Even so Lord, come quickly! Jesus - the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in Your glorious name we pray, Amen!

Talking To An Angel by Jim Yackel

"TALKING TO AN ANGEL" You've got to treat her with kindness, respect, and dignity; because you never know when you might be talking to an angel. A scriptural basis could be noted in Matthew 25:40 (NKJV) And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Continue To Pray Hard ©2010 Jim Yackel

I have written and released a song titled "Pray Hard." Likewise, this writer has published a Jim's View column with the same title. And now, more than ever, I extol you to continue to pray hard.

In late August of 2010, the Storm is for the greatest part raging in the Supernatural and yet, there are gusts of its bitter cold wind blowing through the un-insulated cracks in our living room walls which separate the Natural from the Supernatural. In the Natural, Iran is taunting Israel with the successful test-firing of new Fateh-110 missile and with the unveiling of its first domestically-built unmanned drone bomber, the Karrar. These events follow on the heels of the nation's Russian-built Bushehr nuclear reactor going online, making the development of nuclear weapons a goal that is achievable within a year, experts say. While I cannot profess to be an expert on the matter, this writer believes that Iran already possesses some manner of nuclear weaponry.

A record 27% slump in July 2010 home sales has intensified fears of a double dip recession as the U.S. economy continues to deteriorate for many of its citizens. Dollar Bill is terminally ill as he has been poisoned by the Puppet Masters who operate from another part of the world, manipulating the strings of the Arrogant Marxist Marionette who resides in the White House. It is a House full of radicals who believe that "Hope and Change" means a complete overhaul if not total abandonment of Capitalism and the way of life that Americans have known since the dawn of the nation.

Far too many of the denizens of these United States have turned their backs on the One, True, Living, Triune God who gave birth to the nation through its founding fathers, while the children of those who have turned their backs do not believe that they need the salvation of our Triune God in the person of Jesus Christ. There are many paths to a "better place" so they think, and in their misguided belief they have been convinced that they can follow a path of no accountability - or build a false idol modeled after themselves so they can proclaim "it works for ME." In August of 2010, America is a nation in distress. Like her king of currency, Dollar Bill, she too is terminally ill and attached to life-support machinery. Here is a question for us to ponder: who or what is providing this life-support to America?

Though many seemingly "common folk" are driving vehicles that list on the lot for $25,000 to $50,000 and live in homes that mortgage in the mid to upper six-figure range, are they truly doing well? Or, are these everyday Americans that you see out in the world manifesting an increasingly palpable level of distress? For many, this level of distress is coming from so many sources that they cannot put a finger on a single one. Conversely, are the people who seem to have the least appearing to be experiencing the greatest level of peace?

Have you begun to feel the bitter wind blowing through the cracks in your wall? Has the glass in your picture window begun to rattle? The Storm is intensifying in the Supernatural and it will not remain contained there. Indeed, it's coming ladies and gentlemen and I am one of many who are here to warn you. Please, if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I implore you to not delay. He is the only way to life eternal and He paid a colossal price for you. It was a price paid out of a love so powerful as to be unfathomable. I am not begging you, but I am asking you, please! There is not much time.
If you have not given your life to Christ and are sincerely ready to do so, you can pray the following prayer:
Lord Jesus, I know that I'm a sinner. I know that I have broken your commandments, and fallen short of your standards. But I thank you that you have loved me and you have called me to yourself. So, I turn from my sin right now and I choose to believe in and follow you. Be my Savior, Be my Lord, Be my God from this moment forward. Thank you for calling me, and loving me, and accepting me....In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Desperation ©2010 Jim Yackel

Hunger creates desperation. The inability to feed one's children - let alone one's self - can drive the upstanding citizen into a pattern of criminality that would have been previously unthinkable. When we are unable to do so, pressure to render unto Caesar what is his forces us to behave as cornered animals who will lash out with proverbial teeth and claws in order to protect ourselves and our own from his henchmen in Brooks Brothers suits who bring lawsuits and judgments tucked inside of their Kenneth Cole briefcases. But, as the Storm increases in intensity, the supernaturally icy terrain will become a level playing field where feet in Allen Edmonds shoes will have no advantage over those in well-worn sneakers purchased from Wal-Mart.

There are more Americans struggling today than yesterday. Despite what Television Talking Faces on MSNBC and CNN may say, the U.S. economy is not improving under the so-called guidance of the Arrogant Marionette and his boot-licking Marxist sycophants in the White House. Certainly, the Arrogant Marionette has European and Arab puppet masters who share the goal of a divided and conquered America and as the Storm increases this nation will indeed divide and in that action many will fall. This writer senses the desperation growing throughout the Fruited Plain; and it is a bubbling pot about to spill over in rage. America today is a nation with a thin, easily penetrable veil of protection that was once heavy lead. She is exceedingly vulnerable from the inside and the outside and will be attacked in each way. Her finances are a mess, her borders are porous, and her soul has turned its eyes from the One, True, Living, Triune God and in that has invited in the presence of a dark spirit. Her people have not viewed the weather reports but have instead watched "Jersey Shore" and they do not see the nightmare that is approaching; a raging Nor'easter that comes from multiple directions.

Hunger unhinges the mind from stability. Pressure to pay the bankers who mortgage our lives increases when the income is diminished. While we must indeed render unto Caesar what is his, many bankers will die as their ivory towers collapse in the coming weeks and months. The Money Men will kill each other as they fight over what is left of the life of terminally ill Dollar Bill who is their god and who is this day hooked to life support machines. For many Americans, it will come down to hunger and that breeds desperation. Desperation inspires and provokes once unthinkable acts, and those who wear the nicest suits are in the greatest danger of tasting the metal of a pitchfork and smelling the burning of their own flesh under the directly applied heat of a torch.
Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as ourselves. The days are coming quickly upon us when our neighbors may be cold, wet, hungry, and desperate. Our neighbors may lose their homes and need a place to go as this Styrofoam pedestal that we stand upon collapses below our feet. It is down to months and only weeks and each day brings a slight increase in the intensity of the Supernatural Storm that is spilling into the Natural. We are one event away from the maelstrom raging through our streets and yards; that event could be Middle Eastern war, a terror attack on a U.S. city, or Dollar Bill's heart falling into V-Tach at the hands of the Puppet Masters, down through the strings to the teleprompted Arrogant Marionette. Many are hungry today, and many more are about to be. While we should love our neighbors, we should pray that they love us as well.
May we pray?
Dear Lord - We pray today for provision and protection. You are coming soon to take home Your church of true believers, but while You tarry, please enable us to provide for ourselves, our families, and if need be, our neighbors. As the turbulence is growing, please allow Your Holy Spirit to guide us to walk in your ways as we head into gale-force winds. You have placed a burden in my soul that I should warn others of what is coming, and I personally pray that You will give me the necessary sight to see and the discernment to test the spirits and know what is of You and not of the enemy.

Please Lord, enable us to protect ourselves from the supernatural, natural, and human wolves that may visit us with the intent of doing harm during the growing Storm. Likewise, desperate and hungry people may visit us, and may we be guided in Your way to do as You would do. And if we become desperate and hungry, please allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into lawful and Godly behavior, and may You please provide for us. Jesus - the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in Your glorious name we pray, Amen!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Staggering Punch-Drunk To The Gate ©2010 Jim Yackel

As may be in your case, people around me are struggling as they are under attack from the enemy. This writer himself is being routinely used by the enemy as a sparring bag. I see spiritual wounds on others that are bleeding profusely as are some of my own. I see believers staggering punch-drunk in their Christian walks as they just want to get home safely. I see believers down on their knees, feeling around for the spiritual eye glasses that have been knocked off of their faces; crying out to the Lord "please, let me find my sight so I can get home." In these situations I desire to provide aid, but it's hard for me to carry my brothers when my own knees are buckling. 

All we want to do is get home. We are fighting the good fight, endeavoring to finish the race while we keep the faith. The enemy seems to be there at every turn, throwing down obstacles and running trip-wire across the path that leads us to the narrow gate. As we trip and fall, the enemy chuckles and proclaims "I have a wider and easier path that you can take, just come and follow me! I've got women, I've got money, I've got the best that this world has to offer. I've got a program custom-made just to suit your desires! C'mon fool, what are you waiting for?" 

Some of us continue to get up and keep pursuing the prize that awaits through the narrow gate, while others give up and follow the King of Con-Artists down his wide path to destruction. Sure, we get tired of picking gravel out of our knees and elbows. Indeed, we're running low on sutures, ice packs, and Ibuprofen. And, we absolutely confess to occasional envy of those with us on the narrow path who never seem to trip and fall; those who seem to have one blessing after another poured out on them. Every day seems to be Hallelujahs, sunshine, and roses -- but, is it really? Be skeptical of anyone who tells you that they no longer commit sin because to be sinless would be something other than human. Test the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
The enemy is busy in August of 2010. He is well-armed and firing at will. You cannot engage him in hand to hand combat and expect to win, as he is more powerful than any of us. The evil one is fueled by a cocktail of equal parts desperation, enthusiasm, greed, and arrogance. He knows that his days of ruling this fallen world -- the days of Jacob's Trouble -- are close at hand. He is mobilizing his minions and lashing out at all of us who worship the One, True, Living, Triune God. Some of us are more easily injured by his claws than others, but all of us can be healed of our wounds.
As powerful and intelligent an angel as he is, the evil one is too stupid to know that he is going to lose. It seems as though he is winning in these recent months, but he is only keeping the score close. He has the American political system -- and that of the entire world -- firmly in his grips and he will rule it to its end. He has diabolical influence over the mainstream media and our educational institutions -- these two organisms are only too willing to bow to his desires. He had made us weak and vulnerable as a culture and society, but that is only because we've allowed him to with the free will that God has blessed us with. We have been too willingly led down the wide path. 

This day, the enemy -- the evil one known as Satan -- may be beating you silly. This is only a season and a time and the one who was pierced for our transgressions will heal those injuries. Yes, He who salves us was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed! 

Now is the time for unyielding firmness in our faith. Today is the day when we get back up, even if it means another punch in the chops. This is the moment we run and not grow weary -- even when we get tripped and tumble down. Look ahead and look up no matter how much pain you are in, because the narrow gate is in sight. 

If you are a child of God and have been struggling in your walk -- if Satan has been routinely knocking you down -- lift up your hands no matter how much it hurts and let Jesus grab them. He will lift you up and breathe fresh life into your soul. Let He who was perfect and sinless wash the filth of this fallen world off of your feet. He will break you out of your prison of oppression while being the medication for your depression. 

When you're hurting, know that there is a salve for your pain. If you're addicted, know that there is a hacksaw that can cut those chains. If you're frustrated, know that you're not alone. If you're lost, know that there is but one way home. When overwhelmed with loneliness, know that it will pass. If you're hunkered down in a fox hole, know that the battle won't last.
This story has a happy ending: Satan loses and Jesus -- the son of God who is fully God -- will be the victor. Get ready because our anthem is about to rise to an exhilarating sky-high crescendo! I implore you to keep looking up...

Storm Warning 8-22-10: "Shut-Up and Walk" ©2010 Jim Yackel

It is bad in America, and it is about to become worse. How much more succinctly can it be stated? In that, a diminishing number of this nation's Christians are going to be able to cavort about credulously with dopey grins on their faces, saying "I'm having a great day in the Lord 'cause every day is a great day in the Lord, hallelujah!" That face and those words will ring hollow to the lost man who is unemployed, up to his chin in debt, losing his home, and can't feed his children. Do you want to be a bold witness and show this man that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life? Do you desire this man and his family to know the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding? If you truly desire this, then shut-up the TALK and WALK the WALK!

Storm Warning column by Jim YackelDon't tell this man that every day is a great day for you, hallelujah. Instead, I would suggest asking him if there is anything that you can do to help. If you don't have anything to give him in regards to food or money - as chances are you may be undergoing a similar struggle - ask him if it is alright to pray for him and his family, right there, on the spot. If you are blessed to have food and/or money to give this man and his family; give it to them and pray for them anyway! And in this, please be passionate, compassionate, sober, humble, and sincere. Please ladies and gentlemen, remember that you are the hands and feet of Christ on this earth and doing will demonstrate more than saying. I can guarantee that if you are sincere in your walk, you will be given the opportunity to talk. And when you talk of Jesus, please do so with humility and sobriety, but do not suppress your passion, your peace and your joy. Yes, the eminence of sincere Holy Spirit-fueled joy is a wonderful thing. But, I can't help but wonder how many dopey grins coupled with goofy, overbearing, obnoxious witness are actually the work of Satan and not the Lord?

Our walk with Jesus is not all sunshine and roses, and we in our witness should never attempt to convince a new believer or someone that is about to be found that it will be. Salvation does not mean that the rest of our earthly life will be a ride on the Gravy Train. The new believer in the Truth should know that once Jesus becomes the Lord of our lives, we will be at odds with the world. When we are at odds with the world there is rough terrain to be navigated. Many new believers become discouraged and fall away because they are somehow convinced that when it comes to an bountifully-blessed worldly life, they would merely have to "name it and claim it" in Jesus. As the Storm intensifies over the coming weeks and months, many may name it but they won't be able to claim it, as their mere survival will require real faith, consistent prayer, teamwork, sobriety, and humility. But, God will work as He is faithful, and it will be manifested in amazing ways.

The coming weeks and months that close out 2010 will require us to be real with the Lord, ourselves, and with others. We can no longer afford the luxury of being Christ's cartoons. The Storm will be financial, societal, militaristic, terroristic, seismic, meteorological, and spiritual - but it will not yet be the Great Tribulation. Lives and souls are in the balance, as this will be war. With the indwelt Holy Spirit at work inside of us, we can be sober and effective witnesses, for we are indeed God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This Desert

"This Desert" - a song slated to be on part of the Wayfarers album, performed acoustic solo unplugged by Jim Yackel. To purchase Jim Yackel CD's and downloads, please visit:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Storm Warning 8-17-10: "Are You Ready?" © 2010 Jim Yackel

Are you ready for the fallout? Have you prepared yourself for the crash? Do you think that you're strong enough to maintain your grasp on what you perceive to be reality?

So many questions it's true; but what will you do when your American Dollar is worth $0.00? How much of your heart, life, and your spirit is invested in the acquisition of that Dollar? When Dollar Bill is soon euthanized, will you die along with him because he has been the apex of your very life? Don't say that it can't or won't happen because it will indeed. Don't be deceived into believing that America and all things associated with her are invincible, because from that dream there is only one awakening and it will be a rude one.

This writer loves America and is a strong proponent of Capitalism. Politically, I am conservative although I have little use for the Republican Party as it has by and large abandoned God and likewise its conservative and moral foundation. The Tea Party is quite encouraging; however it will not be able to stand in the gathering Storm until it begins to value Jesus Christ above the "Don't Tread On Me" flags and T-shirts. Yes, mortal man can create movements that positively impact the quality of life for millions but we must remember that Jesus is LORD. Those who are expecting a great and miraculous election in November that will undo the Marxist "Hope and Change" that was selected by the Puppet Masters for complacent Americans to elect in 2008 had better alter their expectations. You are relying on mortal, self-serving politicians to do God's work. Until these politicos cease and desist from serving self, God will not use these individuals to do His work. 

Change is coming fast, but not at the hands of political parties. There is a war taking place in the invisible domain of the Supernatural and it is about to spill into the physical Natural. This war is the Storm, and even now it is blowing through cracks and crevices in the un-insulated walls and the doorways that lack weather-stripping that separate the rooms of the seen from the unseen. This bitter cold breeze is stirring up the paperwork and Knick-Knacks on your desk and mine; and these effects are going to intensify and blow out our window glass as the final months of 2010 shiver and seek blankets that they were remiss in stocking up on.

Greenbacks will flap on the strengthening winds and blow along empty streets like tumbleweeds past shops with boarded-up doors and windows; never to be seen again. So many Haves will suddenly have-not; and they are not prepared for the loss of control and the shock of no longer having. If there is a knock on your door, look through the peep-hole before answering. And please, turn to Christ if you have yet to do so, as He is the only way and the light in the Storm.
May we please pray?
Dear Lord - We thank You for loving us and calling us to Yourself. We seek Your protection and guidance in these coming weeks and months - not just for ourselves but for those in positions of power. We ask that You continue to guide us in our evangelical chore, that we will bring glory to You and win souls to You. Time is of the essence and so many are spiritually and physically unprepared. Souls are in the balance and You are mighty to save! Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! In Your precious name we pray; Amen.