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Heavy, oh so heavy Lord,
Is this burden that I carry
It seems that at times I have been lost and alone
Driven by the unseen as a vagabond far from home
There is a tormentor seemingly everywhere
He is a tempter and a destroyer
You Lord, have called me out to something
And yet the tormentor is dismantling everything I know
I pace off the miles, cold and hungry
My soul cries for food and restoration
I am patient
I know that my faith is the substance of things hoped for
The evidence of things unseen; and yet my faith has seen testing
The evil thing paces and pants in the shadows
Bushes and briers snapping under his feet; he too is patient
As this wayfarer walks the path the evil thing who keeps pace in the brambles
Whispers lies to my cold ears as he tramples the former vastness of my earthly life
Yes, oh Lord, he destroys – as he tells me that you desire for me only failure and suffering
He tells me that it is you who is my tormentor and not him
He tells me that I will arrive at my destination damaged; as a cripple and an insane fool
He tells me that all that I do is wrong
Yes, oh Lord, the burden weighs heavy as I move forward into the unseen
I do not look now at what has been broken but instead on what is ahead;
It is night and I cannot see far; but I trust you
I see a light that most cannot see and I follow it
I follow it despite the murmurings of lying, filthy spirits upon my ears
I follow it into the frigid night because Lord, my God, it is your light!
It is a long road home fraught with peril and evil
But I see Your light, yes! Yes!
You are my light and my salvation oh Lord,
You are the truth and the light that leads me home
You, only You, will get me home
Only You will save me from the Liar
Read The Wayfarers Complete Collection – Christian Fiction omnibus Trilogy edition available on Kindle at this link
As of Wednesday 04/10/2013, my new book Dead-Ringer is now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle download here. Other formats such as Nook, iBook, and more will follow shortly thereafter. You now have the opportunity to rock your way out of the jailhouse, step sprightly down the yellow brick road and arrive at the answer to the aforementioned question. But dear friends, I can assure you that your point of arrival will not be the Land of Oz.
The story is replete with truly interesting and intriguing characters that were a joy for me to create. The backdrop of the tale is the rustic Madison County village of Chittenango, in upstate New York. The town is most known for being the birthplace of author L. Frank Baum, who penned the fiction series The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that spawned the beautifully timeless 1938 film that won two Oscars. Combine the Wizard of Oz connection with the Elvis Presley reference – no matter how great or small that may be – and hopefully your interest has become peaked.
Dead Ringer is a twisting, turning, action and adventure tale that serves as a companion to the Wayfarers trilogy, and yet it stands on its own merits. This writing of this book was quite a workout for me in the literary sense, and prayerfully it will be a joy and inspiration for you to read.
What follows is the description of Dead-Ringer:
A man who impersonates Elvis Presley for his living resides in the same small town that was the birthplace of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. We all know that flying monkeys were a part of the journey to the mythical Land of Oz, but could they also be demons straight from Hell? This Elvis impersonator thinks so, as he sees them in his dreams and visions and also in the tangible reality of the streets of the rustic village of Chittenango, New York.
This man, named Jesse Same, has grown weary of the Elvis gig and desires to do something new with his music career. Likewise, he desires to have more time with his young son and that means wrestling him away from his manipulative and controlling ex-wife and her hard-driving new husband. They don’t subscribe to Jesse’s strong faith in Jesus and are troubled that the young son has developed his father’s passionate love for the Lord. How far would the ex and her husband go to keep the young son from Jesse? Would the young boy put himself into great danger in order to be with his dad?
As this man who is a dead-ringer for the King of Rock n Roll dreams prophetic dreams, the supernatural creeps through the cracks in the walls that separate it from the natural realm as those who are bound to this world may soon witness the end of the world as they know it. Will the man’s dreams and visions come to pass? Is there any hope for the individuals who appear in his dreams?
“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions. ~ Joel 2:28 NKJV
…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.
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,
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.
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.
In line with the Boy Scout motto of “be prepared” – preparing for SHTF calamity is what “doomsday preppers” have been wisely doing.
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.