Band of Brothers Prepping

On one of our recent shows, Pastor Scott Hunt came to share his wisdom about being ready for anything in his book, “The Practical Prepper’s Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness.” There were many things he talked about that really hit home, but the two I want to talk about is: 1) the importance of community; 2) water.

Scott talked of the “Band of Brothers” and the concept of networking and prepping as a community so that everyone brings something to the table. He emphasized that this is the key to survival in Times of Trouble. I totally agree with Pastor Scott and have said so many times over many years. It’s important who you have around you in these Last Days when we can almost count on going through at least some kind of difficulties as the prophecies of Matthew 24 come to pass. Good friends and family (including Church family) should come together and support each other with prayer and practical things. Continue reading

It’s Not Just About Survival – It’s About Revival!

Every week when it’s time to write a blog, I search the Lord’s heart for a timely word. Let’s face it, we don’t know how much longer any of this will continue as we know it. The world is changing and the days – every one of them – are getting shorter. We have an opportunity to do or say something that will make a difference in people’s lives and I’m determined not to miss it.

First, I want to ask you if you know that you are saved and on your way to heaven? Until you are right with God, nothing else matters! What good would it do to survive the soon-coming troubles in the world if you then spent eternity apart from God? There is no greater hell than to face an eternity where evil is unrestrained and there is only wickedness constantly. Continue reading

The Proverbs 31 Woman Prepares!

Not many people think of the Proverbs 31 woman with a characteristic of being prepared for emergencies or natural disasters. But, the Bible does bear out that this woman, the example of a virtuous woman for all generations, does indeed prepare ahead of time for any situation.

The society we live in doesn’t really assign much value to a virtuous woman – but God does. That’s why we have a context in the 31st chapter of Proverbs to help us understand what real virtue looks like.

First, this woman is a thinker. She has her priorities in order and she pays attention to the things she knows are right – those things which are beneficial for herself and her family. And I’m going to add here, since we’re 21st century Christians, she also knows her Bible and she bases her life on its precepts.

When I’ve done all I can do, then I will rest in the Lord. I have always said “faith without works is dead.” While others say they will just trust in the Lord – I believe we should act on our faith.

James 2:17,18 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

While television, movies and magazines will try to convince today’s woman that her priorities lie in looking good and a variety of other petty issues – the Proverbs 31 woman knows that beauty fades and charm is deceiving, but her strength is in her virtuous character.

Oh, I know what you’re thinking…. but Lori, you always look so ‘put together.’ Ladies, when you see me on television, that’s not really me. The real me has her hair in a pony tail with a baseball cap on, and no makeup! And I know you’ve heard Jim tell on the air that my favorite thing to do is clean the house! It’s true!

But one thing that is constantly on my mind is emergency preparedness. Why? Because I believe we’re living in the Days of Revelation and it’s only a matter of time before some catastrophe or event challenges our status quo lifestyle. I’m not afraid of what’s ahead, but I do respect the warnings in the Bible that there will be Times of Trouble.

I don’t know exactly what this ‘trouble’ may be, but I’m not going to take chances with the lives of the ones I love. It’s my responsibility to see to it that my family has their best chance of survival when a catastrophe hits. If I can alleviate any of their suffering, why wouldn’t I? I believe that’s why the Bible tells us ahead of time that these things are coming…. so that we can prepare!

“She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

“She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.” Proverbs 31:21

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.”
Proverbs 31:25

Whatever you’re going to do… do it NOW!

It is an amazing time to be living as the Bible’s Last Days events are taking place on a daily basis. Earthquakes have increased and even tornados have quadrupled! This should not scare us but reassure us that the Bible is true! Jesus said when all these things take place, He will take us, who believe in Him, to a home He has prepared for us!

Whatever we are going to do for Christ, NOW is the time to do it. Israel is God’s Time Clock and the alarm is telling us we are near earth shaking events. The AP news service declares; “U.S. Intelligence Officials say Israel won’t warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.”

Iran has declared their goal is to wipe all Jews off the face of the earth including those in the United States and around the world! Israel is surrounded by her enemies, just as the Bible says that they would be in the Last Days. We could be one bomb away from an Armageddon!

This is just one of the reasons Lori and I and all of us at Morningside are preparing for the Last Days great harvest time! We are enlarging our school and adding a new production studio to reach the youth of the world. Our new ministry and food storage center, with housing for visitors coming for teaching and encouragement and a safe place in Times of Trouble, is under construction. The steel has arrived for this important building we call Morningside Old Mill Inn, which by the way, will house even a tornado-proof shelter for residents and visitors.

Lori and I are not only storing more food at Morningside and doing more to help our friends and faith partners get ready, we are adding to our personal storage for our family! The Bible even says that a person is a fool who sees trouble coming and does not prepare! We believe what Jesus said would come to pass, will come to pass! And what Jesus told John to write down in the book of Revelation is coming to pass NOW! Remember tribulation simply means pressure! WOW, are we already there!

Why are we preparing this City of Refuge with power generators and its own food and water supply? It is to encourage and teach God’s Word, and store and grow food, and save babies, and train young and old alike, and to broadcast the Gospel around the world 24 hours a day!

I will give you just a few reasons why I am storing more food right NOW! The number one reason is that I have spent the last two decades studying the Bible and focusing on the book of Revelation, researching in the Greek each word of this amazing book one word at a time and I am totally convinced we are living in Revelation Days NOW! The “Four Horseman of the Apocalypse” are not only out of the barn but they are beginning to gallop throughout the world!

The number two reason why I am storing more food and have even put in emergency power into our home is America has turned her back on God! The Harbinger warnings from God before Israel was destroyed have all taken place in the United States! It was ten years after the bricks fell that Israel was destroyed and we are in the tenth year since 9/11! Read Rabbi Cahn’s book, “The Harbinger” if you do not know of this important warning from God to America! 2012 is not the end of the world like many are saying, but as Rick Joyner has said, it may be the end of the world as we know it!

The third reason is that Jesus says in Matthew 24, that a sign of His return is there will be “no food to eat,” and there will be earthquakes all over the place! In case of earthquakes or hurricanes or tornadoes or lack of food or riots or power failures, do you have a plan where you will go and where will your family meet if all phone lines and phone towers are down? Iran plans to explode an Electric Magnetic bomb over America shutting down all transportation that has motors and our electric grid system. Do you agree it is time for America to turn back to God? Our only safe place is in Jesus Christ; He will never leave us or forsake us! The Bible says, “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord!”

It’s time to prepare food and water, for this is key to sustaining life! Look over our food offers and get ready NOW! One day it will be too late!

What do you think the Bible means when it says “In the Last Days perilous times will come?” Perilous means difficult, dangerous, furious and reducing the strength! Are these difficult days? Dangerous days? Are people furious and has even the strength of America been reduced? The warning signs of God’s prophetic words are flashing NOW! Will you heed them and be ready?

Don’t be afraid – be ready! Get your food ready for your family and have some for others too! We can’t give them Jesus until we give them food first!

Remember that we love you and God loves you, He really does!

God Save Me!

You only have to look around you to see that things are coming apart in today’s world, quickly! Every day we read and hear things that are pointing to dire days ahead. Sometimes I don’t even recognize this country in which we live. One news article I read today said that the ‘new’ American dream was renting a home. Remember when the American dream was actually owning a home?

But that issue is minor compared to what’s happening in our world at large. Governments are being overturned. Israel is fighting for her life. People are calling good things evil, and calling evil things good. In the midst of all that, we are see another thing happening which, unfortunately, we sometimes become complacent about. We’re seeing a rise in natural disasters, freaky weather, terrorist attacks – any of these things could put us in a life-threatening situation in a matter of minutes.

You may say, “well Jim, hasn’t it always been that way?” The answer of course, is “yes.” But keep in mind that these things are increasing in frequency and intensity, just like the Bible says in Matthew 24. When you see the increase… that’s the time to act. When you see the ‘birth pains’ getting closer and closer, you can be sure that the baby is coming. You better get to the hospital!
Keep in mind that the people who were watching Noah build the Ark were scoffers. Why did they scoff? Why didn’t they act on the warning? They were busy with life as usual… building, marrying, partying. It’s a sad thing when people hear the warning sound, but decide to ignore it. It’s sadder still, when Christians disregard the Bible’s warnings.

Yet, these same people will be calling out to God for help when Times of Trouble come. Bill Whaley, a recent show guest that specializes in self-sufficiency and survival techniques using everyday ‘junk’ , said that the people who snub survival warnings are the same people who scream “God save me!” when things come apart.

Perhaps He will.

But God sent His Word ahead of these things so that those who are wise will prepare. I’m not the only one crying out with the warning. Many others are warning people as well. Even secular sources are warning people – so much so that the suppliers of emergency food and survival equipment can’t even begin to keep up with the demand.

Will you be one who prepares ahead of time when you see disaster coming? Or will you be the one praying “God save me!” If you’re prepared, you can help others. If you’re not prepared, you’re the one needing help. Don’t be a victim.


Faithfulness Leads to Favor

I really can’t even tell you how much I respect and love Jim for the husband, father and Watchman that he is! What Jim does isn’t a popular thing! Warning people prophetically of the soon-coming troubles that we, as a church and as a nation, are going to face is not a welcome message. Yet, he does it. Why?

Well, his accusers sometimes say it’s for profit. Fearmongering is profitable, they say. Well, I’ll tell you how I see it:

  • when the economy fails and people can’t buy food at any price without the Mark of the Beast
  • when the trucks stop bringing in food supplies every day because of some natural disaster
  • when the out-of-control weather causes crop failures and grain reserves are non-existent
  • when the nation crumbles under the weight of its own debt

When all or just one of those things occur, and my children and I and all those around us have plenty of food to eat and good water to drink – I see it as a blessing of FAITHFULNESS! Faithfulness leads to favor!

Jim is not only getting us ready, he is getting people all over the world ready because he is faithful to preach the message of the Days of Revelation!

Why is it that people would much rather hear how things are going to turn around for the U.S. and how we are going to rebound? You know, the babble we hear from most of the newscasters and politicians today, and ahum… a great deal of the preachers too. But we cannot rely on what we hear from people – we must rely on what we hear from God in His Word! Matthew 24 is what we can rely on! The Revelation is what we can rely on!

Jim doesn’t preach for profit – Jim preaches because he dare not do anything else!

Jim recently preached a message on “Woe! Woe! Woe!” One of the scriptures he uses is 1 Cor 9:16:

“Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” NIV

A lot of people have made fun of us for preparing and teaching others to prepare, but we are not worried about those who mock. We are more concerned about having faith without works. The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead. We are all about hope, but hope has its roots in action. Faith without works is dead – it’s useless. Hope without preparation is pretty useless too. That’s why we prepare.

We want the favor of God – and because of that, we are faithful to preach the Gospel and to help people prepare for the Times of Trouble that are coming very, very soon to this country.