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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.

Monday, August 16, 2010

An Excerpt from Chapter One of "The Wayfarers-Five Feet From The Cabin Door"

  The Wolf and the Dove
  We keep journeying on because we have too. We continue to push on because we want to. Indeed, this journey through life is fantastic and phantasmagorical one moment and dull and colorless the next. Mostly, our days and times exist somewhere in the middle of the two aforementioned extremes. No matter what is stashed in our backpacks this day, we've got to carry it forward and press on toward that moment when we unstrap those straps and throw it all down. 

  What can be worse than travelling alone, just to hear the snapping and rustling of the bushes along your path as you walk into nightfall? What is it that is moving through those bushes, keeping pace with you? What was that growling noise -- was it some creature or just your stomach?  

  No one wants to travel on this journey solo, even when they claim that they just want to be left alone. Everyone desires a friend or two or four to walk and talk with while putting the feet, yards, and miles behind them as they carry on and carry forward. Each of us needs someone to take in the scenery with; even when that scenery is less than captivating. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? And, aren't we each beautiful in our own way, just as God made us? No matter how macho a man or how feminine of a woman you may be, you still want someone to tell you that you are beautiful and that you are loved. What you do not want and what you inwardly fear is that you'll have to finish this journey on your own -- feeling alone, rejected and vulnerable. 

  Indeed, you fear being alone on that path, burdened by the weight of your pack, not being able to muster the foot speed to outrun what is rustling through the brush; making its way toward you. It turned out that your friends weren’t truly friends at all but just drinking buddies. They were there when the good times were flowing on a sudsy 2 for 1 stream, but now that there is fear and insecurity to combat, where are those so-called friends? Now that you don't know who or what you are, who is there to validate you?  

  There it is again, the snapping and rustling noises in the bush that indicate that something or someone is moving in there.  It stops when you stop and then starts again when you resume walking.  Whatever it is, it seems to be toying with you. 

  You cry out "who is in those bushes!?" Perhaps a more accurate question would be "what is in those bushes?"  It seems to be keeping pace with you while a tentative gait is all your wobbly, nervous legs will allow.  You want to run, but your legs are like those belonging to Gumby.  
  Fear is gripping your heart but you are denying it. You've survived up to this day by denying that you are in denial. Denial has been your modus operandi since you made that right-turn off of Jump Street to begin trekking down this path. Denial isn't going to keep you safe anymore. Your day of reckoning has been dropped on you like a Steinway piano from the sky, with a dissonant clang that will not allow you to hear the whispers of your pretty self-delusion. 

  Your eyes are drawn back to the path, and there are four men up ahead of you. They turn, see you, and begin walking toward you.  Now there are four strangers approaching in addition to whatever is shadowing you in those bushes.  You’d like to scream, but your throat is tight with fear.   
  Outside of your periphery a dove, pure and vividly white, lands a high branch of a Willow tree that grows on the bank of the frozen over ditch-like body of water that runs parallel to the left of this snow-covered path you are walking. 

  Gavin never called again.  And, if there is a Goodtime Charlie, he is a con-artist trained by the king of con-artists. Dammit, you need something real!   You need someone to walk with you the rest of the way through your life, being there through thick and thin and loving you with deep, abiding devotion. 
And what is in those bushes is hideous and ugly.  It is hungry...

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Storm Warning 8-16-10: "The End Of the World" ©2010 Jim Yackel

Some will follow the Mayan calendar indicating the end of the world in 2012, but they will not believe the truth, which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And some will believe that they can predict through Biblical code that the exact date of the Rapture of the Christ's followers will be May 21st, 2011, while Jesus Himself said that we would not know the day nor the hour but that those who keep watch would see signs and know that we are in the season. If the Rapture takes place before 2012 - and that is a strong possibility - the world will not end that year. No, the Rapture is not the end of the world but will instead guarantee that there will be at least seven more years of this world; depending on how quickly after the trumpet blast the Anti-Christ signs the false peace treaty with Israel and her Arab neighbors which will kick off the seven year Great Tribulation or "Jacob's Trouble."

Satan has selected an Anti-Christ candidate. He has always had an A-CC on-deck in the batter's circle, ready to rise quickly into world prominence when those pesky Jesus Freaks are finally removed from the scene. Should the candidate die, another is selected to replace him. Satan does not know the date of the "Harpazo" - but he too as a watcher knows that we are in the season and in his arrogance must be experiencing equal parts glee and anxiety. He is excited that his time to shine is arriving and in that there is the pressure to wreak havoc and create whatever mayhem that he can get away with - as that "time to shine" is relatively short. The outcast angel and his demonic hoardes are stalking about the earth, tampering with the lives of so many of us who follow Jesus - knowing that while distress can be caused and attacks can be and are being successfully waged; he cannot have our souls as they are saved. We have been washed in the blood of the Lamb that was slain, and at such a high cost we were purchased. 

Jesus is the Son of God and likewise fully God; and yet Satan is this day discouraging millions from coming to faith in the only One who can save. He has been busy about his nefarious deeds ever since Adam and Eve walked in the garden, but now in August of 2010 there is serious time pressure. Indeed, this writer does not know the day nor the hour, but as a Watcher on the Wall, I do see that we are in the season; and so does the devil who watches as well. The evil one no longer has thousands of years left to deceive, manipulate, possess, and kill. Through false religions, through popular culture, through all media, through politics, through the American and the world financial systems and through the depraved hearts of many of those in positions of power and even through Joe Public down the street at the sports pub; the devil has racheted-up his campaign of deception, oppression, manipulation, possession, and murder. How's that for a run-on sentence?

It is my hope that the shofar will sound this very day - sounding like a trumpet. It is my hope that my clothes and my backpack will be left in a pile along the towpath that I am wayfaring along; never to be worn again. My precious hope and my redeemer will meet me and millions more in the sky and take us to a glorious wedding feast. My daughter will be headed to the same feast, as will the woman that I love who is walking this towpath with me, her daughter, and many of my friends. Some of my family will be attending, but regrettably, if we are taken today, many more family members will likely be left behind. And while millions will be headed through sky to that great and glorious feast as Christ's bride, even more millions will be left here on this orb, not knowing at first what has taken place; and in that I am heartbroken for them. But, to be sure, the devil in his deceiving ways will create a false scenario that so very many will swallow and believe. It is a scenario that may involve flying saucers, mysterious military moves, or some other tall tale that those who failed to
 believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ will believe without a second thought.

If the Lord should tarry for some months yet, the Storm here on earth will intensify. Many will believe the Storm to be the Tribulation that comes after Harpazo - the calling up - but that seven year Tribulation will be even worse as God's judgments will be opened and poured out, as the Rapture or "Harpazo" will end the Age of Grace. I still have powerful feelings regarding the last months of this year 2010. I have dreamed of and envisioned great tragedy coming upon these United States. I have advised stocking up on non-perishable foods and all manner of general supplies which would include but not be specific to medicines, matches, batteries, a battery-powered AM/FM/Shortwave radio, and if you are able to safely handle it, a rifle and plenty of ammunition. But, I will always encourage you to love your neighbor as Christ has commanded you to, and be willing to help those who may be less prepared and in need. Should He tarry a few more months or more as the Storm moves from the Supernatural into the Natural, please be His Hands, His feet, and His heart here wherever you may be in this land.

May we please pray? 

Dear Lord - We know that you are coming for us soon. But as we wait for you, please move our hearts to stay busy about your work, to help counter what the devil is undertaking as the sands of the hourglass fall against him. Help us to live your word and walk your word; whereby representing Your word but not using it as a weapon to injure those who need witnessing to or as a device to puff us up - making us appear smarter than or more holy than our brethren. Lord,though we are wretched, Let us not be despicable, but useful to You in our humility and in our genuine willingness to serve You with love, passion, and compassion. Thank you for what You have done for us. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! In your precious name we pray; Amen.

The Way Of The Cross Leads Home

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 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? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Matthew 16:24-27

Spirit of Fear (c) 2010 Jim Yackel

The Storm is a runaway CSX freight train in which the engineer cannot get the throttle to down-notch nor will the brakes grab hold of the wheels of the AC6000CW in the lead of the double locomotive lash-up. Yes, as it is barreling along the tracks at 70 MPH, the worst of this Storm event is yet to come I can assure you. But, the intent of this writer is not to inspire or instill fear. I would instead encourage you not to be given over to a spirit of fear.

The spirit of fear is growing amongst those who can feel and see. For those who are not attuned, certainly there are concerns. Americans are concerned about their jobs, their mortgages, their groceries, and their car payments. There are tuition bills and medical costs. Life is growing increasingly expensive for the Have-Nots, while the Haves have more and more. But, too many of these have the been mislead about November. No, November will not usher in the antidote for "Hope and Change." November will not see a cutting of some of the Arrogant Marionette's strings. Instead, prior to November, the strings of the Arrogant Marionette will be reinforced by the Puppet Masters with heavy gauge wire. I will warn you not to put your trust in Republican princes, in mortal men who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they will return to the ground; on that very day their November plans will come to nothing.

If you do not have Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I would encourage you to be very, very afraid. If your trust is in an empty suit who is promising to take back the House and the Senate, you will be crushed and devastated - even if he and his compatriots come through with their promise to take it back. All of the other promises they make today will fall into the shaking, gaping earth and crumble. The evil that exists in Washington D.C. in the form of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Schumer and the rest - that evil will thrive well beyond November, no matter who wins the 2010 election. The Storm is bigger than politics and we had better come to that reckoning. Another scenario we should be reckoned with is the strong possibility that the 2010 elections will be canceled or postponed due to a Storm event; whether it is real or a false flag created by the evil that is in power in Washington, Europe, and Saudi Arabia.

If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, you should not fear; no matter what it is that is tormenting you today. Pray, pray, and pray some more, and prepare for a loss of electricity and the impairment of freedoms as this Summer that isn't becomes the Fall of the nation. Please, do not fear. Do not let your heart be troubled, no matter how many times you see 11 minutes after the hour on your digital clock. He will be with us always - even until the end of the age. Without our Lord, we are dead in our tracks as the runaway freight train bears down on us. With Him, even in death we are eternally alive. 

Take heart brothers and sisters, no matter how hard the Storm begins to rage.

Jesus, we are indeed sustained by your sacrifice that gave us life eternal. And now, as some of us who are attuned to the gathering Storm feel fear that takes away breath, your comforting hand will be upon us as we remember that there is none that we should cower before. There are none on this earth today that can wrap us in permanent bondage. The Puppet Masters, the Manipulators, the Riders on the Storm and the Arrogant Marionette and His boot-lickers will die twice if they do not repent while they still have time to. The power that they have within the confines of this growing Storm is but an unfortunate miscalculation and a matter of poor perception on their individual and collective parts.

Thank you Lord, for protecting us, guiding us, loving us, and calling us to yourself. Beautiful Jesus, in your powerful and glorious name we pray - amen.

One Day-So Very Soon medley by Jim Yackel

One day we will be free!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Storm Warning 7-2-10: Unaware (c) 2010 Jim Yackel

They were unaware as I walked amongst them. Their concerns were of where to drink and what to wear; but they were painfully unaware. They talked of parties and hooking-up. They dropped F-bombs with reckless abandon. They spoke sneeringly of those who were not of their social strata; but they were so very unaware.

They worshiped at the alter of the false gods "I" and "me." Each and every one was a self-anointed Good Person whose slot in Heaven has already been reserved, they believed. They don't need the saving grace of Jesus Christ and in that, they are devastatingly unaware.

There is an insidious deception afoot as July 2010 unfolds, and these who are unaware have been lured into it by easy sex, cheap drugs, and over-produced/under-talented Rock-n-Roll. What startles this writer is how easily they fall to this beguilement. Is it just their youth? No, I don't believe that youth is the reason. The primary reason for the effortless slip and fall is that Jesus has become a non-existent word in their text messages and in their economically spoken lexicons. They live without reverence and lack the fear that brings wisdom. 

This writer is not here to indict or criticize those who think not and know not. Sadly, these who think not and know not will be casualties in the growing Storm. 

How can a child mature when their parents have yet to cease playing with toys? How can a child be prepared to stand tall in the reality of the howling, penetrating wind when parents live in a cyber fantasy world where they are a god with a joystick? How can parents truly be ready when Jesus has been told to leave the home because he doesn't play by the rules of the game? True, He is God; but He loves us so much that He will leave if He is asked to. He has given us that choice, but too few in July of 2010 care to consider the consequences of Him not being present nor do they believe that the consequences are real. He stands at the door and knocks, but if they do not invite Him in to dine He will vacate that doorway with sorrow.

The snow and freezing rain are falling with increasing strength. The intensifying wind is rattling the shutters. Don't you hear the sleet tapping your windows like thousands of impatient fingers? Oil and Israel's enemies. War, the marionette president and his international masters. Dollar Bill is a dying duck and the New York money men will follow - floating in the harbor. Fire is coming to some American cities through terror and strife. Unusual weather phenomena will make us wonder where we live and what season we are in. And the shaking...

Amidst this cacophony and collage there is another sound. As the weather is growing frightful in the summer that isn't, there is a knocking at the door. Do you hear it? Are you going to let Him in to dine with you?

Heavenly Father,

The hour is growing late as far too many choose to think not and know not. The Doppler Radar shows the Storm system is moving rapidly and spreading like spilled milk on an empty kitchen table. Please father, shake them up enough to feel your presence. Appeal to their hearts that they will fall in love with you, while loving themselves and the temporal things of this world a little less. Father, please, the hour is growing late and this Storm promises to be furious. Please have mercy on the many who choose to think not and know not, for it is true that you would want that none shall perish.

In the glorious name of Jesus we pray, amen.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"The Wayfarers"

"The Wayfarers" performed acoustic unplugged by Jim Yackel. This track will be appear on a CD to be released later in 2010, to accompany Jim's book, Lord willing. To check out Jim's book The Wayfarers, please visit:

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Storm Warning 7-12-10B: Mortal America (c) 2010 Jim Yackel

America is not God. America is of God, created by God, and in that it should trust in God. It seems that many in their patriotic fervor have placed America before God as something to worshiped as holier than He. Do not be deceived; God brought America into this world and He will take it out.

This is a warning: Get your priorities straight. This writer loves America and there is no other place on Camp Earth that he would choose to reside. But, I also understand that America is a nation made up of and run by mortal men who do not deserve worship. There is no Tea Party, Republican Party, or Socialist-Democrat Party that can do the job of God or replace Him. This will be clearly demonstrated as the Storm ravages and America turns back to the Lord in fear and in ultimate reverence. Still, America will not be what it once was.

Those of us who are expecting a mighty miracle to take place on November 2nd, 2010, will be sadly disappointed. IF the elections are indeed held - there will certainly be a significant change of empty suits in the House and Senate. But, as long as politicians of all parties are puffed-up on power and corruption and continue to shove their collective thumb into the eye of our Holy, Triune, God - rope and chains will be the end result. Only the supernatural components of the growing Storm will truly serve to clean house and reorder priorities. Indeed, God will not be mocked and American mortals will reap what they sow.

I pray that you are not worshiping America more than Jesus.

This nation was created by God through the blood and battle of good men. This nation of America was created to be the most free and most prosperous place on this earth. This nation was also chosen to be the staunchest ally of the apple of God's eye; that being Israel. Today, this nation remains the most free and most prosperous by default; and seems hellbent to give that freedom and prosperity to Satan. Additionally, this nation has to a great degree abandoned Israel and that action will drop the barometric pressure and it is that low pressure that fuels the Storm. The southern borders of this nation have become a place of no borders, and Islamic terrorists are infiltrating there with ease. Battle will take place on the southern border as the Storm rages, and the number of American casualties will be considerable.

Lord - I pray please the American people will turn back to you. This nation is going to change, and that change is not going to be positive for those who value the freedom that you have blessed us with. Now is the time for those who have misplaced their worship to realize that the worship belongs to you and not to flags and parties. When America has been changed, you Lord will still be the same. You are our freedom and our eternal life. You break the links of bondage while securing the supernatural borders against the evil cast-out angel who is enjoying some of his best days in America during July of 2010.

There is no election or politician that will save us. Indeed, we shall not put our faith in princes and mortal men who cannot save. It is only by your holy, righteous ordinance that we have any freedom at all. Evil has overtaken the leadership of this nation because man in his laziness, complacency, and in his lack of faith has allowed it. Only you, Lord Jesus, can save us - and we need you now like never before. And in that, we have needed you since drawing our first breath.

Jesus - the name above all names. In your mighty name we pray - amen.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Wayfarers Five Feet From The Cabin Door

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Pirate Radio (c) 2010 Jim Yackel

Pirate Radio is the title of the 10th chapter of my new Christian-Fiction book The Wayfarers. But, the purpose of this piece of writing set before you is not to promote that book. This instead is a discourse on modes of communication through the Storm's most severe days and weeks.

AM Radio is primarily a mode of conveyance for conservative talkers like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Laura Ingraham, and so many others. These broadcast personalities put forth information and opinion that is useful and enlightening - especially now as the Storm is beginning as a flurry of lies, deceptions, and slight of hand - disseminated by those in positions of undeserved and ill-begotten power who are sawing the legs off of America's dining room table. These are the Riders on the Storm; captained by Soros and his merry band of puppet masters - all of whom answer to a the dark power that they will soon see in the Spiritual and the Natural.

This is not merely a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is an actual emergency. Be advised that broadcasters and stations who don't allow marionette strings to be attached to their jaws will be disconnected. When these plugs are pulled during the teeth of the Storm, who will be the substitute hosts?

Pirate Radio is illegal broadcasting via a station operating sans FCC clearance. In essence, it is the hi-jacking of a radio band that may or may not be open. Most generally, this hi-jacking is done over a frequency that is currently open in the particular pirate's locale. For example, in Central New York State, 107.5 FM is one of a number of unclaimed slots that could be "hi-jacked" if necessary.

As the Storm grows in its fury, there will be a blurring of the lines that separate legal and illegal. When it comes down to survival, man's law will be disregarded. I am not advising civil disobedience or lawlessness for the pure sake of it, as this will only add unhelpful chaos during a strenuous and tumultuous time as summer collapses into fall. But, what I am saying is that people will "do what they gotta do."

Aspiring broadcasters such as this writer may take to the airwaves to broadcast information, support, and God's word when the big-time personalities that millions of us currently enjoy are suddenly "removed." Those who take up this mantel will put themselves in great personal danger - especially if the expected state of Martial Law is put into effect during the harshest part of the Storm. Communication will be key during the worst of the Storm, and clearly-spoken communicators will need to rise up and fill the suddenly created void.

These broadcasts will likely be powered by battery and generator from basements, abandoned buildings, and from moving vehicles in places where the Brown Shirts and Blue Helmets are not deployed in numbers.

Batteries are going to be at a premium and they will be a primary power source when electric grids are damaged or mysteriously turned-off. Batteries will drive our radios and phones - if cell towers remain operational. A new breed of volunteer broadcasters will be hosting shows that you won't be able to call into. They will have valuable insights, information, and Word - and we'd be advised to tune in - knowing that they may be broadcasting one day and jailed or killed the next.

Draw close to the Lord. These days are nigh upon us as the Storm's flurries and sleet are lightly falling as a contradiction to a hot and sunny month of June. From this point forward, much will not be as it seems. Know that Christ is the truth and he is the one Risen above death and deception to eternal life.

Yes, draw close to Jesus our defender and intercessor. Praise you my Risen King!

And keep your radios dialed in.