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Social media, God, Alt-left, and Alt-Right meet on American streets in Fortress: a Wayfarers Story in Kindle and paperback

What Will You Do If This Story Comes True?

First off, I must point out that there is occasional strong language in this book, as I always endeavor to depict realistic speech of characters.

As I was writing Fortress: a Wayfarers Story, I knew that so much of it was not fiction at all. Like most of my fiction, the story deals with the natural and supernatural struggles undertaken while navigating the contemporary storms of this fallen world. However, with Fortress, I feel as though not only me, but all of us have been inserted into the story as characters; many of us against our wishes. We have been dragged into the battle between God and Satan; much of it being fought in American streets with soldiers of alt-left and alt-right slugging it out. Wealthy commanders who peer down from their ivory towers issue the orders to the foot soldiers through television talking heads of the mainstream news and the mavens of social media. The multi-layered fog of deception belched from the exhaust ports of this misdirection machine obfuscates the truth, and creates the appearance that Satan is winning. If you tell that lie often enough, it will become the truth.

Fortress is today. It’s gritty. It illustrates what happens when God is asked to leave the building. It details who the world’s powers are, and previews the fulfillment of their machinations. While you may not be an indie journalist, author, or singer/songwriter, you are a character in this story.

What will you do if this story comes true? Get it in Kindle and paperback on Amazon.

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America’s Worst Day Ever – an Upside-Down Flag

As every tumultuous day in 2012 America passes…

…the story that takes place in The Wayfarers end times fiction trilogy may appear more relevant.

The Wayfarers tale is staged in late 2009 and early 2010. But, for all intents and purposes – the story could unfold this year. The Wayfarers fictional world of 2009-2010 was perched upon a slippery and harrowing precipice. Today’s non-fictional world – and namely America – is standing and staggering like an obese, over-indulged drunkard. This metaphorical drunkard has lost it’s spiritual and moral compass through the rampant consumption of cultural firewater; while diabolically evil elites who possess immense wealth, incalculable lucidity and keen sobriety keep buying the rounds. In its stupor, the drunkard has left the storm doors open to allow in a host of supernatural vandals to ransack, pillage, and plunder.

U.S. Flag upside down is a signal of distress; as per THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress Approved July 7, 1976

U.S. in distress

In The Wayfarers trilogy you can read about America’s worst day – in a fictional setting of course – but it is a setting that could nonetheless become factional. End times events are like dominoes and once they start to fall there is nothing any human being can do to stem a frightful chain reaction. Those end times dominoes are falling in the factional 2012 but as of today, someone or something is slowing the speed of the tumble – but for how much longer?

God is real – and He walked this earth through His son Jesus – who is fully God and was for a time fully man. Satan the angel cast out of Heaven is also real, and he and his demonic hoard walked the earth as the Wayfarers walked in 2009 and 2010 and he prowls about in 2012 hungrier than ever – seeking whomever he may devour.

Hope is likewise real; and it is from God that hope springs eternal. There was a pitched spiritual battle that took place in the Wayfarers’ America and world of 2009 and 2010 – and it is without question being waged in 2012 with all manner of supernatural weaponry that would be the envy of Pentagon war planners…

Miracles can and do happen, and for God to perform they are merely a simple task. The Wayfarers journeyed through a hostile, supernatural war zone that spilled into the Natural as it is spilling in 2012 – but they journeyed on because they had to and wanted to; and maybe it took a few miracles to keep the survivors intact?

Those who journeyed as wayfarers saw things that as the author I too have seen and those injuries have left scars. Still – and more importantly – they saw things that I pray to see…and I am buoyed by the hope and knowledge that I will. Whether it’s America’s worst day or your worst day please remember…

…no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets – don’t ever, ever, ever, lose hope.

God bless you,
Jim Yackel

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Categories: TEOTWAWKI

Doomsday Preppers – Are We Fully Prepared?

In line with the Boy Scout motto of “be prepared” – preparing for SHTF calamity is what “doomsday preppers” have been wisely doing.

A pantry prepared for hard times

We must be prepared physically for doomsday scenarios, but we must most importantly be prepared eternally with Jesus.

Having a bug-out bag prepared with a minimum five day supply of freeze-dried food, water micro-filter, fire-starters, and other essentials as listed here is of paramountcy. Likewise, having a store of these same items in your home is smart planning. While too many Americans cannot afford it, if you possess the means to have an underground bunker constructed, then you are standing in even better stead.

We in America have been slipping down the steep river bank of economic collapse, but by the grace of God we have yet to become fully submerged in those roiling, raging waters. Still, as Iran threatens Israel and Syria is inflamed, as Greece slips into a limited default while the Euro flags, as Americans suffer the hunger of high unemployment, rising fuel prices, and an overall economy that looks destined for depression – we are seemingly one major world event or national natural disaster away from meltdown.

With the aforementioned “meltdown” will come dangerous civil unrest, and not only in large urban areas. The implementation of Martial Law would be likely, restricting our free movement “for our own safety” of course! Even if there are chemical, biological, or structural hazards on the streets, desperate and enraged groups and individuals will still be out there wreaking havoc; forcing the more law-abiding to remain inside for safety – hence the need to be stocked-up, hunkered-down, and fortified.

We should all be preppers, but in that we cannot forget the most crucial piece of preparation. No matter how much in the way of food, water, supplies, and weapons we have stocked in our storehouses – we need to have the saving grace of Jesus stored in our souls and hearts.

No matter how much advance physical preparation for calamity we undertake, our bug-out bags, pantries, and bunkers may as well be empty because without Jesus we are dead. He is our eternal fortification and the strength to persevere through whatever this fallen world brings to bear upon us.

Without accepting the gift of Christ’s salvation we will know an unimaginable doomsday; but with Him we are truly prepared for anything and everything – and we will be spared terrible wrath.

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Categories: General

The End of the World As We Know it

The world today may seem hopeless if you pay attention to current events. The U.S. economy is deteriorating while a silver-tongued President tells lies and claims that it is improving. Gasoline prices are painfully high, and looming Middle Eastern war will certainly drive them higher – if not seriously reduce or eliminate the availability of gasoline and home heating oil. As a society we are becoming increasingly base and Godless; wrapped up in mindless, salacious television and living in the fantasy world of computer games. We are losing our ability to enunciate simple words and communicate face to face. It seems that now we best communicate through text message acronyms.



The earth will be spared imminent apocalypse – despite what the Mayan calender indicates – but the end of the world as we know it is near. But no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, don’t ever lose hope. It’s that very hope that is the recurring theme throughout The Wayfarers fiction trilogy…

The Wayfarers trilogy is a story written about the times we are living through today, and more so about what is likely to come. You will be taken on a journey with remarkable and memorable characters down a rugged road through a tumultuous time; a time that you may not survive. The fictional cataclysmic events that transpire on that path along and through the Wayfarers America are actually taking shape while you read this blog today, and could be flushed out in your version of reality at any moment. What was written as fiction may well morph into faction, but despite the gut-wrenching nature of tale, you may finish Jacob’s Trouble – the finale of the trilogy – with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye.

Remember, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, don’t ever lose hope…

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