Be in Command On Being Prepared

How many years have we been talking about preparing?  As the days grow more and more urgent, Lori and I have been stepping up on our preparations, looking for what we may be missing and stocking up on necessities for our family.

In Lori’s last blog she talked about all of the items you need for your car in case of emergencies.  Please understand that this is not just talk.  We DO practice what we preach!  We have spent years gathering information for our family and for you. Over a decade ago God asked me to help prepare you.  He told me that Morningside would be a place for the prophets to come and speak out about what is happening in our world!  We know we are living in the last days, we have studied the prophecies in the bible together and we all know that, like Joseph, we must prepare for what is to come!  

As I was walking around the house about a month ago I realized that we had our emergency items stored everywhere.  I mentally went through numerous scenarios and realized that, in most of them, both Lori and I would be going room to room to gather the most pressing items!  My wife is an organizer.  She likes to be prepared and absolutely keeps our home running on organization.  It came to me that for many of our items, we needed a command center.

We have been putting a lot of thought into what items we would need if an event took place that wiped out the power grid or if we needed emergency medical attention for someone when medical care is unavailable.

What would we do if we needed to know what was happening in our world when a disaster strikes?

We realized that for the most pressing items we needed a central command center stocked with essential survival items, The command center should be where everyone in your family knows where to go to find those immediate items for when the unexpected happens!

Being prepared is not only a physical thing, it is mental as well.  When you can find the tools you need, you become mentally ready.Yes, we also need food and water and other day to day things. And I truly recommend that you keep those together in a secure location as well.

We know it is God’s calling to do all we can to help prepare you spiritually, and now is the time to get your family ready and prepared for what is to come!

Nahum 1:7  The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him

Here is a list of some of the items we recommend you have for your own command center:

Survivor Command Center

  1. A Generator and all the parts that go with it.  I highly recommend one that has a solar power option. We like to keep ours stored in a trunk along with the generator accessories.
  2. A Solar weather radio and/or shortwave radio.  You will need information during a disaster and this is the best way to get it!
  3. Flashlights, charged and ready. You can not have too many flashlights of all different kinds in my estimation! We prefer solar flashlights that don’t need batteries and can charge in the sunlight.
  4. Candles, Lori likes non toxic soy candles the best. We have cases of candles and oil lamps.
  5. Small fire extinguisher
  6. Small tool kit that includes a small shovel, hammer, multi-use pocket knife, etc. This is just a small kit you will need heavy duty shovels and tools also! Just to make a bathroom you will need to dig holes!
  7. Books on first aid, survival, natural remedies etc.  These all need to be in one area for quick reference. And don’t forget your Bible!!
  8. A good medical bag or kit.  At the very least,your command center must have a container with some emergency supplies.
  9. I also recommend a couple of containers you can fill with smaller items such as:
    1. Duct tape, actually I have cases of duct tape. if there is a volcano eruption you will need to ceil up a safe room!
    2. Matches and lighters – in a waterproof bag.
    3. Folded up plastic sheeting
    4. A notebook containing important phone numbers
    5. Important documents such as identification and birth certificates
    6. Maps of the area
    7. Masks to protect you from dust and allergens
    8. Nylon Cord or Paracord, 550 lb. tested
    9. Solar powered phone charger
    10. A really good pair of scissors
    11. Extra set of house keys and car keys
    12. Work Gloves
    13. Whistle
    14. Extra batteries

I believe we are running out of time to get ready for the challenges that WILL be coming to America and all over the world!  So many of our guests are prophesying the same things.  Every show, as the information we receive ties closer and closer together, I cannot help but be in awe of God’s plans.  All we must do now is listen and prepare.

In my next blog I will be giving you a home preparedness list.  Get your family involved!  Remember that God gave Joseph time to get ready, just as he has for us!  But the clock is ticking.

Thank you for your friendship!

Love, Jim

P.S.   We have decided to move up our Ready Now Expo dates to August the 17th – August 21st.  This is always an amazing event so stay tuned for further information!  John Shorey will be there with daily survival classes and also the week of July 4th he will we teaching twice a day! By the way John’s new book has one of the best survival teachings I have ever read!

21 thoughts on “Be in Command On Being Prepared

  1. Jim Bakker, why are you scared? The Tribulation Period has not started and it won’t start until the Concordat with the Papacy is signed the 7 year peace plan with Israel and the showing up of the Two Witnesses in Jerusalem. It is the last 31/2 years of that 7 years is the great tribulation period after the Two Witnesses are killed and the Pope enforces the Mark of the Beast, the CROSS,,,and Christianity as the one world religion. I thought Christians believed they went to heaven when they died, so why are Christians so afraid of dying?

  2. sorry if all of sudden seems talking too much..but if God is telling me to get prepared…I had visions dreams God came to me a few times..was told..he has special mercy on widows and thos who lost a child…so if he is telling me..to get ready.. I am gonna listen…maybe you should too..if you cant afford a couple hundred…maybe think..sit think what you are capable of doing.. each one of us is good for something..if you feel lost ask God to help direct you to find your answer…God helps to give the desires of your heart..esp when its for others….

  3. I have lately been thinking..nice to have extra food..but what if it needs some extra flavor..doctoring up..well..recently has come to me to have a nice amt of spices on hand…they last a LONG TIME..example being- dried minced onion & garlic, oregano, parsley…I imagine what a tasty addition and also dont foget about your pet…buy extra and keep in a good container..some of the newer, better dog treats etc seem better than some ppl foods…u may have to eat some yourself…I have recently made some beef jerky…hoping it will hold up for a long while- if I vac seal it.. cans of salmon, crab are a good thing too! maybe one day the seaood will skyrocket & be so polluted let alone high cost..God bless everyone & take in knowledge- knowledge really is..power…share your love..share you power…love one another get the word out to help one another

  4. I just wanted to say that your message is spreading all across the globe. I live in Australia in the small southern state of Tasmania. I am now a regular watcher of the show via the internet and I have been waiting for this sort of information for a long time now. I love the good news that your guests deliver and your preaching is inspiring more people than you realize. God bless you all and keep spreading the good news.

  5. Talk more about why pastors are not telling the members of the church the church is not prepared for economic crisis that is so important WHY ARE THE PASTORS NOT TELLING US ??? Please pray for us how are we going to feed are children if we are not prepared

  6. Jim, I never hear you say anything about the 2nd Generation (Faraday) EMP3 bag to store the Fuel-Less Generator in. If there is an EMP, won’t the generator be fried along with the electric grid and everything else electronic…cell phones, radios, TV’s, batteries(?) and anything else with a circuit, if it’s not in this bag? Please address this on the show! We need to know. Thank you for all you and your team do to advise us and help us plan for an uncertain future.

  7. TY for always being here for us and telling us the good news and the truth…I love your show and all u provide…we need you and love you..dont ever give up!!! <3

  8. Jim…I believe you have been cautious to stay out of the political arena; which I appreciate. As you said, your job is to provide a place of refuge, bring unknown prophets to warn us, and to present the need to us to be prepared, etc. Thank you.
    Today’s show with Dr. Missler is why I’m getting involved. Thank you for showing some defense against Dr. Missler’s “matter of fact” comment that President Obama is a Sunni Muslim. Regardless of the President’s bloodline (Ruth had a bloodline of the Moabites), the President is a Christian. I heard him proclaim, “That Jesus Christ is his personal Savior”. I have to take his word for that. The comment made was an attempt to stir up the “holier than thou” base.
    JIm…remember that everyone watching/ordering your products/books/food, etc. are not hardline GOP. Some of us Born Again/Spirit Filled folks are Democrats.

    • Hi Betty

      That was a honest view… However , aside from the “party” ….I strive to glean what I can…
      and what I can’t , I trust the Holy Spirit to open my understanding to the truth. Until then…
      I don’t try to figure it out in the natural.

      I do believe when we do that.we will remain teachable …. and He will lead us to know when it
      is His bidding.

      If it felt or you know it was wrong PRAY daily for the person. I heard years back that the
      church was the only institution that bury the wounded. From that time,s I began the quest
      to not be critical….but to live looking for opportunities to make a difference in prayer.

      Put it on the shelf…God is still on the throne. I am still the clay.

      christy

  9. jim I think it might be important to have someone teach on sprouting seeds for fresh vegetables The stored food is good but something green and fresh would be healthy and enjoyed I have mine stored

    • Hi Julie the Ready Now Expo is August 17-21 but please keep checking in with the show or online for any updates.
      Thank you!

  10. Love you guys and thank you for your faithfulness to warn us and urge us and even lay out for everyone on how to be prepared. I have been preparing this year. Its nice to finally read a checklist and see that Im about covered. It seems overwhelming to start, just START, one item at a time if you have to, if you have the finances, get online and order items! Have them sent to you. Otherwise make a list and hit the Walmart camping aisle, etc, lots of items can be found there needed and many other items that arent too costly.

  11. Christy, I’m praying for you and many others that are longing to be prepared but feel trapped in your current situation. Ask God for Help,and do what you can with what you have. Pray that God would give you creative ways to store extra food and water. With the Holy Spirit as your guide you can do this.This is our time as followers of King Jesus to put our trust squarely on him. And I’m believing with you and others that God will see you thruogh. No Fear, Just Faith. God Bless.

  12. i believe…but my whole family laughs… i do not have funds to do what i believe. my husband does
    not allow me to have $$ for much of anything. please pray for us that long to, but are challenged
    to do so. thank you i love you and your family

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