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

June 25, 2012 in TEOTWAWKI

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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It’s Going To Be Alright

March 18, 2012 in General

It’s going to be alright…

The U.S. national debt is exploding under Barack Obama’s leadership, as the nation’s economy continues to buckle at the knees under the increasing weight of an engineered collapse.

Amber waves of grain, a sign of hope in times of trouble

Amber waves of grain

Could Martial Law be coming soon? The president has issued Executive Order — National Defense Resources Preparedness. What follows is section 103 of the Executive Order, dated March 16, 2012:

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

(c) be prepared, in the event of a potential threat to the security of the United States, to take actions necessary to ensure the availability of adequate resources and production capability, including services and critical technology, for national defense requirements;

(d) improve the efficiency and responsiveness of the domestic industrial base to support national defense requirements; and

(e) foster cooperation between the defense and commercial sectors for research and development and for acquisition of materials, services, components, and equipment to enhance industrial base efficiency and responsiveness.

Still, I must remind you that it is going to be alright…

We are keenly aware that an economic collapse will lead to dangerous and destructive civil unrest, as a currently distressed American way of life would deteriorate from “distressed” to desperate. As Iran threatens and cajoles Israel – both through proxies such as Hamas and through a renegade nuclear program – and as Bashar al-Assad’s acts of genocide in Syria add fuel to those flickering flames, we must be ready for anything. Gasoline prices are rising, partly based on this Middle Eastern instability, and there is no telling when a plateau will be reached. As fuel prices rise, food prices will follow suit.

A supernatural storm is blowing through cracks and crevices into the Natural, but it is going to be alright. No, let not your heart be troubled.

I keep ringing the same bell and singing the same tune. We must all stock our storehouses, batten-down our hatches, and fortify the grounds in preparation for the coming hard times; harder than even the Great Depression and potentially more violent than any previous occurrence on the amber waves of grain.

But if we know Jesus, we know peace, and we know that ultimately it’s going to be alright.


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The Wayfarers trilogy by author Jim Yackel

Doomsday Preppers – Are We Fully Prepared?

March 12, 2012 in General

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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The Wayfarers – What a Story!

March 11, 2012 in General

Jim Yackel talks about The Wayfarers Christian end times fiction trilogy. While the story is fiction, how much of what takes place could end up as faction as we look at the turbulent world today in 2012? What an amazing and life-changing journey takes place. Are you ready to take the walk?


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A Call To Arms

February 17, 2012 in General

This is a call to arms. And while it is wise to possess firearms and ammunition enough remain protected during the coming storm – this is not a call to be locked and loaded.

The lives of average Americans John and Jane Doe are changing and will continue to morph until those lives may no longer be recognizable. John and Jane will awaken one morning very soon and scratch their heads and ask “what the hell happened?”

Joy Behar and the cast of The View

Joy Behar and the cast of The View

Is the following a quick reenactment of a future event?:

The acidic taste of panic rose into their throats as their chests tightened with the feeling of fear that comes when we realize we have no control. Digital snow was the result of grabbing the remote to turn on the 40 inch flat-screen. The radio still offered news but the reports of “uncertainty” over what exactly happened while Americans slept didn’t provide any solace. “Temporary media blackout” were not the words that the Mr. and Mrs. Doe wanted to hear from the correspondent with the Middle Eastern accent that FOX News Radio was furiously attempting to acquire reportage from.

John and Jane weren’t aware that an Asian stock market existed, but the man with the heavy accent said that it closed only an hour after opening. Jane finds that the cable is up again and sees an image of a city skyline and there is fire on the horizon. “That doesn’t look like America” Jane says. Neither she or John had ever heard of Al Jazeera, but it is the only news available as much of the cable is still down and the laptop won’t connect to the internet.

“Hopefully The View will be on and Joy Behar can tell us what happened because this is really scary” Jane says, and John replies “Nah, I wanna watch something on Spike T.V.”

As they listen to the radio while muting Al Jazeera, the FOX News Radio reporter with the thick accent mentions that the Euro collapsed after what appeared to be an Iranian retaliatory move against American and Israeli military assets in the Gulf and in the Strait. “This is only conjecture, but the ailing Dollar will now likely take a dive as gasoline prices in the U.S. will skyrocket” the reporter continued.

“Is the Euro the money they use in foreign countries?” Jane inquires of John, who replies “yeah, I think so. I don’t know why we just don’t have you know, like one type of money around the world, you know? Jeez!”

“Yeah, it really sucks that gas is gonna go up in price. Those oil companies are already rich” Jane says, her face twisted into a confused grimace.

It was the sound of a policeman’s whistle that originally snapped John and Jane awake. Traffic on the normally busy street in front of the Doe’s house was being diverted to make way for a small fleet of Army National Guard vehicles that would be staging to begin the enforcement of Martial Law…

…The previous was fiction that may likely become faction. So, this is indeed a call to arms. Take your children into your arms and hold them tight. At bedtime, share a story, kiss them, and tell them that you love them. Husbands, take your wives into your arms and promise to defend them through thick and thin, as the “thin” is coming upon us.

Families must stay together to weather the coming storm. Marriages must persevere and place Jesus at the forefront. If you take the time to watch the world – if you can separate reality from bias and peer through the obfuscation – you will know that we must today heed the call.

One morning soon we may not recognize the familiar.


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The Wayfarers trilogy by author Jim Yackel