Charisma’s Steve Strang and Dr. Steve Greene on Grace Street October 19th!

By Kami Klein

The Jim Bakker Show is thrilled to welcome back to Grace Street, Charisma’s founder and publisher, Steve Strang. Steve is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, businessman and author who understands that the Word of God is the key toward a deeper relationship with Him. We are eager to discuss his new book “God and Donald Trump” that will be released this November!

Christian leaders prophesied before the election that God had raised up Donald Trump to lead the nation through a time of crisis. But could this billionaire reality-TV star actually convince the voters he was for real? If so, what is God doing now in Donald’s Trump’s life and our nation? This book is written as a powerful first-person account of one of the most combative elections the United States has ever seen and is told with exclusive details from the men and women who were there.

Steve will be bringing fellow author and publisher Dr. Steve Greene to visit with us as well! Dr. Greene is the publisher of Charisma, Ministry Today, SpiritLed Woman, and Christian Retailing magazines. He received his doctorate degree in marketing from Memphis State University and has served as the dean of the College of Business and a Professor of Marketing at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Greene will be here to discuss his highly recommended book on leadership, “Love Leads”. This book will help you see that love and leadership are not mutually exclusive and learn that without love, you cannot be an effective leader.

Please join us on Thursday, October 19th, beginning at noon, for this very special live show taping. We would love to see you in the audience!

Jim Bakker: The Lord Told Me President Trump’s Life Is in Danger – Charisma

During the same podcast interview with Charisma Media founder Steve Strang in which he discussed the WannaCry ransomware attack is an end-times event, Jim Bakker shared that he sometimes feels alone in his calls to pray for President Donald Trump.

But another word he received from the Lord has added to his urgency.

“There is going to be an attempt on our president’s life very soon,” he said. “We need to pray for the protection of our president.”

Bakker said the president’s election last November was a miracle, and “the adversary is so angry because they expected to win.” They’re not going to give up until they destroy him, he added.

Read more: Jim Bakker: The Lord Told Me President Trump’s Life Is in Danger – Charisma

William Branham, Jim Bakker, Prophets of Yesterday and Today

By Kami Klein

Prophets have been a unique part of humankind for thousands of years.  Discerning the prophetic word takes faith, but the true value of a prophet and his or her visions are only if they stand the tests of time.  

Pastor Jim Bakker has been prophesying for over fifty years.  He was willing to listen to God’s words and be obedient enough to step out on faith and say YES! Many of his prophecies have stood the test of time. His warning only weeks before the Boston Marathon attack and predictions regarding 9/11, as well as many others, are well documented.  Sometimes God repeats His message, mirroring another prophet with a reminder of what to expect with additional warnings, but many times we do not see the full meaning of the prophecy until time has passed.  

There have been many prophets of God in whom the Lord has trusted.  In an article called YEAR IN REVIEW: William Branham’s 7 Prophetic Visions That Came to Pass, written for Charisma magazine, Pastor Bakker speaks of William Branham who had seven very distinct prophecies in 1933.  

We would be remiss if we did not include the word that Pastor Bakker received for his New Year’s message last year as 2016 began.  His message was vast and included many of the prophecies of William Branham but in his main message he said:

“God spoke to me last night in an unusual way. One of the things He said to me was, ‘It’s time to batten down the hatches’. Why would HE say ‘Batten down the Hatches’? When a storm is coming, ships batten down the hatches. God is telling us to get ready for the storm!”

Perhaps we were expecting a storm of a different kind, maybe it wasn’t a natural disaster we were to look for at all.  Maybe the storm in which we were to “Batten down the Hatches” was actually a tumultuous political storm from a deeply emotional election year.  This monster storm raged for months, tearing apart friends, family and neighbors. Perhaps this is what God was warning us about. This fight to the end between Liberals and Conservatives was about as predictable as a hurricane. All we really know for sure is that in most Christian’s minds and hearts, God had His hand on the outcome of this election.

Some feel that Pastor Jim’s prophecy has yet to be played out, but when God wants to communicate on broad terms to His children, sometimes we just have to take it at face value and be ready, be warned, be prepared and “Batten down the hatches” for whatever will come next.    

All prophecy comes from faith.  Our God will continue to use his prophets throughout the world.  “Believe in the Lord your God and you will be supported.  Believe His Prophets, and you will succeed.”  

Be sure to tune in to the Jim Bakker Show on January 1st, 2017 for Pastor Jim’s prophetic word for the New Year!  Be sure to click here to read the Charisma article about the year in review and William Branham!


How will you respond when the pain comes? ~ Steve Strang

Jim and Lori Bakker and Steve Strang, founder of Charisma magazine


By Steve Strang

Pain is a part of life. The infilling of the Holy Spirit helps us deal with pain but is no guarantee Christians will be immune to our share of it. The question is not whether you will experience pain, but how you will respond when the pain comes.

It’s been said the heat that melts the butter hardens the clay. Too many Christians, I’ve observed in my six decades on Earth, melt at the slightest problem. They’ve been led to believe following Christ means a life of joy and fulfillment. That’s absolutely true, but the way that message has been preached, at least in America, has left some with an unhealthy expectation that the Lord only allows smooth sailing in our lives.

On top of this, an overemphasis on the so-called prosperity gospel based on a mistranslation of 1 John 3 that God wants you to prosper has caused many a shipwreck for Christians who bought into it without understanding being a Christian is more than living like you won the lottery.

Jim Bakker should know. He told me he got off base partly because of an overemphasis on the prosperity gospel. And he has experienced far more pain in his life than almost anyone I know. In this month’s cover story of Charisma magazine, I tell how Jim Bakker lost everything—his ministry, his reputation and his wife, and even his home burned to the ground. In addition, he lost his freedom and was in prison for almost five years. Despite it all, he has come back—in some ways stronger than ever.

Sometimes I will write an editorial about our cover story in Charisma. You can click here to read the digital version of that issue about Bakker, who I have covered since before the infamous “fall” in 1987. Here I share my own thoughts and conclusions on his life and I ask how you’ll respond when the inevitable crises in life cause you to despair.

You may never experience the depth of what Jim Bakker experienced. But all of us will experience loss, whether it’s the loss of a dream or a job or one’s health. Maybe it will be the loss of a marriage. And even if it’s not the loss of any other of these things, each of us will experience the loss of a loved one because no one can escape the inevitability of death.

We can all learn valuable life lessons from how Jim Bakker fell and how the Lord raised him up in this hour:

If Jim Bakker was haughty before the fall, he is humble today. What happened to him was unjust in my opinion. Maybe he couldn’t help being humiliated as he lost everything as the world press covered every twist and turn. Read how low he was when he came out of prison. Yet I’ve known others who were humiliated by lesser “scandals,” and they tried to justify themselves and remained prideful. Whatever your pain is, embrace humility and ask God what He is trying to teach you.

Learn something new. While Jim was in prison cleaning toilets, he took time to get a doctorate degree by correspondence. But more than that, he did an in-depth study of the words of Jesus and also the book of Revelation. It was unplanned and unwanted, but it was like a five-year sabbatical, and he took advantage of every moment to study Scripture. So if you are bedridden due to your health or out of work, what creative way can you spend the time learning something new or growing spiritually?

Realize the Lord may be preparing you for something you can’t anticipate. Most of us don’t change unless we go through a difficult time. If this is happening to you, realize God has a bigger plan and allow your trial to shape your character. In Jim Bakker’s case, it was becoming an expert on end times so he could help ready the body of Christ for whatever difficulties may be ahead. If PTL had continued to go and grow, would he have learned that? No. But look at the people he has been able to help. What is the equivalent of this in your life?

Finally, never give up. As long as there’s life, there’s hope. Nothing will continue as it is now—either very good or very bad. So you may feel overwhelmed, but that doesn’t mean the sun won’t rise tomorrow. Meanwhile, remember the words of Winston Churchill: “Never give up.”

One of the things I admire about Jim Bakker is that he didn’t give up. Instead, he started over, built a great organization and a great legacy, and served as an example for us all.

You can read my article on Jim and the entire November issue of Charisma by clicking here for the digital edition.

A few months ago, I interviewed Jim while I was on a visit to Morningside. I made it into a podcast which had the most downloads up to that time. Plus, I wrote about it in my newsletter which you can read here if you missed it. Take time to listen to the podcast again and to share it with others.

Charisma’s Steve Strang Returning to The Jim Bakker Show

Steve Strang at the Jim Bakker show

Please join us here at Morningside on Tuesday, June 21st as hosts Jim and Lori Bakker welcome Charisma’s Steve Strang and author of the book The Rapture Verdict, Michael Snyder, to the Jim Bakker Show!  

Every generation has got to connect with God’s Word. Not just for religious reasons or superstitious reasons, but so the Word of God can become alive in our spirits and we can follow it. -Steve Strang

Steve Strang understands that the Word of God is the key towards a deeper relationship with Him.  Steve’s mission through Charisma’s books, magazines and Bibles are to empower people through Spirit inspired resources. Steve Strang wants us to be passionate about God! His insights are powerful and his guidance actively sought.

Michael Snyder is best known for his work as the publisher of  The Economic Collapse Blog and is our go-to expert on today’s economic signs and signals.   Snyder has just released a new book called The Rapture Verdict.  He and his wife  Meranda host The Watch: a half hour program on the PTL Television Network that is absolutely packed with news, information and teaching.    

We hope you can join us as a member of our studio audience on Tuesday, June 21st at noon on Grace Street!  As always, admission is free!  This taping will not be live streamed, however, you can view it before it airs on TV on Roku and the Video On Demand section of our website.



Charisma Founder Steve Strang To be Guest on the Jim Bakker Show!

Morningside and The Jim Bakker Show are excited to announce that publisher and founder of Charisma magazine, Steve Strang, will be joining us on Grace Street, Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 11:30 am CT.

Charisma, is now celebrating it’s 40th anniversary and has been a trusted source of news, teaching and inspiration to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Steve is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, businessman and author. He is also founder and president of Charisma Media, which in addition to Charisma, publishes Ministry Today, the Spanish magazine Vida Cristiana and many other respected publications.  His many businesses and other innovative products have earned a reputation as the world’s leading charismatic publisher!

This will be an amazing visit with a truly charismatic man of God.  We hope you can join us!