4th of July Celebration At Morningside!

By Kami Klein

Morningside is ready to light up the skies and celebrate the birth of our country with an entire week of events beginning on Saturday, July 1st until Saturday, July 8th!  With fascinating and informational Preparedness and Survival seminars, fantastic guest speakers, a partner’s picnic on the 4th, a spectacular fireworks display, joyful worship, and so much more, this week promises to be something wonderful for all ages!  

Please join us as we welcome John Shorey, who will be teaching survival classes all week as well as Bill “The Junk Man” Whaley, preparedness expert Dr. Paul Williams, and security expert, Darren Parker. We also have special guests, Mike and Cindy Jacobs, Pat and Karen Schatzline, Tom Horn, Jennifer LeClaire, Donna Howell and Derek Gilbert for live tapings on The Jim Bakker Show as well as other prophetic and knowledgeable speakers who will be making appearances.  We then invite you to come worship with us every night for our evening services led by the remarkable James Huey! Join James as he welcomes amazing speakers such as Bobby Conner and Hubie Synn!  


We hope that you will join us as we honor this great country with fun, food, fireworks and fellowship at Morningside! Check out our 4th of July festivities here!

Spiritual preparation tops Shorey’s list of 10 keys to survival

Given that John Shorey spent an entire hour discussing food security only two days ago, it would be logical to think the subject tops the long-time prepper’s list of survival tips for the last days.

It’s not even in the top three.

Shorey, the author of “The Window of the Lord’s Return” and “Unlocking the Mystery of the Book of Revelation,” is at Morningside this week to host preparation seminars, giving those gathered on Grace Street and watching the ministry’s livestream some of his expert advice on how they and their families can get ready for the trials and tribulations that the Bible foretells.

His address on Wednesday morning was called “The Preppers’ Top 10 Keys to Survival,” and followed Monday morning’s talk on food security. Shorey spoke of the importance of having food, water and shelter, but the No. 1 item on his list wasn’t anything that could be purchased.

It was spiritual preparation.

The reason? The other items on Shorey’s list covered tips that pertained to survival on Earth, while Shorey said being spiritually ready is a vital component of ensuring eternal life in heaven.

“What is this all about?” Shorey said to those sitting in the Grace Street studio audience. “It’s not about us just getting to heaven and barely making it with the shirt on our back. No, it’s about making it and bringing others with us. That’s what it’s all about. I like to look at it from the standpoint that everyone you win for Christ in the last days are going to be your friends forever.”

Shorey said it would be “a shame” for someone to have enough physical items to allow them to survive until the rapture only to be left behind because they had not spiritually prepared.

He called on audience members to make amends with those who were angry with them, and not hold their own grudges as they worked to win lost souls and perform God’s will in the last days.

“Without spiritual preparation, many will not make it,” Shorey warned.

Shorey’s seminar echoed one of his messages from Monday’s talk about food security, during which he said the measure of one’s preparedness is how many people they will be able to assist.

All of the items he mentioned Wednesday included some component of helping others.

The No. 2 item on his list was location, and he shared his advice about where to live in the last days. He said rural locations were ideal, and he would avoid cities, coastal areas or communities on known fault lines, citing prophetic warnings about various disasters affecting those areas.

“No matter where you live, the safest place for you to be is in the center of God’s will,” Shorey told those in the audience. “If God is saying to stay where you’re at, God has a purpose in it.”

Shelter ranked third, with Shorey advocating for self-sufficient locations that can function without municipal water or electricity. He said the shelters should be able to accommodate groups, and people should have a plan to expand them with additional beds, if the need arises.

Food was fourth, and Shorey encouraged people to store a ton of beans, rice and wheat and 1,000 pounds of oatmeal. He called them “power foods” because of their shelf life and versatility.

“Think of how many people you could help if you have those commodities,” he said.

Water ranked fifth, with Shorey advocating for a well and a backup supply, should that fail. He also encouraged people to have plenty of filtration devices to weed out potential contaminants.

Security and community ranked sixth and seventh, with Shorey saying that people need to have a way to protect their shelters around the clock. He said there was “strength in numbers,” and also suggested supplementing their security efforts with high-tech devices like motion sensors.

Energy, communication and first aid rounded out the top 10, and Shorey suggested people have solar-powered generators, CB, HAM or shortwave radios and methods of preventing illnesses.

Shorey said while preparation was an important part of survival, faith also played a major role.

“Don’t put your faith in your preparation,” he said. “Put your faith in God. I’ve heard it said that if you share, God will see that you have enough. But if you’re putting your faith in what you have done, you’re in trouble. It’ll run out. The house might burn down, the thieves will come in and steal it. The most important part of preparation is making sure you’re right with your Father.”

He said faith can help ensure security, but cautioned against not taking proactive steps.

“We don’t want to be presumptuous,” he said.

Shorey is scheduled to give a “Last-Minute Prepping” seminar at 11 a.m. tomorrow on Grace Street. It will be live-streamed on jimbakkershow.com/watch-us-live and the PTL Television Network on Roku.

Shorey talks food security during Grace Street seminar

John Shorey thought he was doing a commendable job of preparing for the trials of the last days.

The author had been storing food for several years, and knew he had enough tucked safely away to feed 30 people for four years. In a pinch, he said he probably could have been able to feed 50.

A few months ago, however, Shorey asked God exactly how many hungry people would come to him for help in the days ahead. Shorey thought he’d get some words of encouragement, with God saying his estimates were right on par. Instead, Shorey received a much different response.

“A number came into my mind so loud, it was not the audible voice of God, but it was as close as you could get,” Shorey recalled on Monday morning. “And the number was 100.”

Shorey made the comments as he delivered a food security seminar on Grace Street, the first of three preparation talks he is scheduled to give this week at Morningside. The story underlined one of the main messages of his address, that one can never have enough food stored away.

“It’s almost going to be impossible to have too much, because the measure of your preparedness will be the measure of how many people you can help,” Shorey said. “If you can help more people with more resources, how can you be too prepared? How can you have too much food?”

Shorey talks about storing food in his books, which include “The Window of the Lord’s Return” and “Unlocking the Mystery of the Book of Revelation,” though he used Monday’s seminar to offer tips that preppers can use to ensure they have enough food for the coming days.

He noted Christians might be asked to feed people who are outside their immediate families.

“What are you going to do when your neighbors and their kids show up at your door hungry and starving?” Shorey told the crowd. “Are you going to turn them away? When Jesus fed the 5,000 and they were hungry (Matthew 14:13-21), did he turn them away? No, he didn’t turn them away. … How we act and how we reach out to help people in the last days is going to determine whether or not God looks at you and says ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’”

Shorey said simply having food wasn’t enough.

Preppers needed a good hiding spot to prevent their food from being stolen or confiscated, and they should also explore gardening and canning to help generate and preserve new harvests.

“I don’t care how much food you think you have stored,” Shorey said. “If you don’t have a means of replenishing that food, you can easily run out.”

He suggested that people should not keep any more than 25 percent of their food exposed to the naked eye. That way, if people should come to take their food, the majority of it will be hidden.

Shorey also suggested purchasing seeds, fertilizer and gardening tools to help them grow new food. He said canning those fruits and vegetables would help add to their shelf life, but warned of the potential health risks of improper canning, such as botulism. He encouraged people to research canning and practice it — and gardening — before they have to rely on them for food.

“If you wait until you need it until you practice, you could be in trouble,” Shorey cautioned.

Shorey also encouraged people to make sure they had enough rice, beans, wheat and oatmeal in their stockpiles, calling them the “staples of food storage” because of their lengthy shelf lives.

Successful gardens will help preppers slow down the consumption of those stockpiles, he said.

According to Shorey, there’s more to food security than stockpiling, gardening and canning.

Shorey said faith is also a key component, sharing Biblical messages of God’s ability to multiply food — such as the feeding of the 5,000. He believes God will do the same for those who share their food in the days ahead, and noted that feeding 100 is “impossible” for him, but not for God.

“We have to believe and trust God that as we do our part, God will do his part,” Shorey said.

Shorey is scheduled to give preparation seminars titled “The Preppers Top 10 Keys to Survival” and “Last-Minute Prepping” this Wednesday and Thursday. The seminars are set to begin at 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed on jimbakkershow.com and the PTL Television Network on Roku.

John Shorey Returning to Morningside!

John Shorey, expert prepper and prophet from the the desert, will be returning to Morningside three days of seminars February 8th, 10th, and 11th! We are delighted to welcome him back home!

The Author of “The Window of the Lord’s Return” and “Unlocking the Mystery of the Book of Revelation” will be giving seminars on ‘Food Security’, ‘The Preppers Top 10 Keys to Survival’ and ‘Last Minute Prepping’.

John’s schedule for the week will be as follows:

Monday, February 8th- 11am CT~ John Shorey Seminar “Food Security” on Grace Street.

Wednesday, February 10th- 11am CT ~John continues his teaching with the Seminar “The Preppers Top Ten Keys to Survival”on Grace Street.

Thursday, February 11th- 11am CT~ Another great John Shorey Seminar, “ Last Minute Prepping” on Grace Street.

John Shorey has inspired thousands and thousands with his books and his knowledge. Don’t miss this remarkable week at Morningside! If you are unable to be a part of our studio audience, please watch the John Shorey seminars on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday via the live feed at Jimbakkershow.com/watch-us-live.

Pastor John Shorey Preaches His Heart

On Monday evening, as millions in the Jewish faith celebrate Rosh Hashanah, and the end of the 7th Shemitah year, Pastor John Shorey was delivering his own message of what he felt was coming in our near future according to scripture. Shorey, our prophet from the desert, spoke to the audience at Morningside’s 2015 Prophetic Conference stressing the importance of seeking the truth of the Bible and of the events that are converging at this time in history.

“As you listen to my words tonight, please hear my heart!” he began.

“I am ‘all in’ that something big is gonna happen. I don’t know anything for sure but I believe in the next four months we are going to see some really amazing things happening all over! I have been accused of being a doom and gloom preacher. But really I am not. I am preaching the blessed hope! The blessed hope is that Jesus is coming! But we are going to have to go through some messy stuff before he arrives!”

Pastor Shorey reminded us that Christians have a big hesitancy to let go of what we have in this life. We will behave like Lot’s wife and look back instead of looking forward and up towards God. He stressed how important it is for our churches to begin studying and looking for the truth that is found in His Word.

He admitted that because of the preaching of the pre-tribulation message, when things get really bad, those that believed they would be taken away by rapture will be disappointed by the timing. This disappointment will cause a great falling away in the church. Pastor Shorey wants to see leaders in the church truly teaching their sheep and preparing them; ready and willing to protect them as God has called them to do.

“The Bible says we are pilgrims passing through and our home is in heaven. We have a job to do around here. We’ve got to get focused on what we are here for. In order to get to heaven we have got to have Jesus on our side!”

John Shorey has inspired thousands with his book, “The Window of the Lord’s Return.” His now updated version also includes a detailed and helpful list on what you need to be prepared spiritually as well as physically.

Prepping for Fun!

Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Months ago, John Shorey mentioned that when you are storing food for difficult times that you must remember “comfort” food.  That is so true and has stuck with me. Having some fun during times of trouble provides comfort as well! Jim and I love to play games and do things together as a family.   Laughter lifts the spirit and brings people together!  When you are preparing for times of trouble, don’t forget to include some items that will bring smiles too!  Continue reading

2015 Word from the Lord (Pt. 2)

Boots on the Ground

This New Year is the time to dress up in righteousness, put your “glad rags” on and be prepared to preach and minister the word of the Lord. It’s also time to put some “boots on the ground,” dig ditches and help build what God wants to build for the days ahead. Morningside is a place of safety and a refuge for the last days. We need to be ready.

A recent guest on our program said, “Everything could change in a day. A Mega-quake may actually be the first domino that will push us into the tribulation period.”

Spiritual warfare is at the door. The church has got to have their boots on – we have to be ready to do some work! Christian soldiers need to have “boots on the ground.” Continue reading

2014 – A Year in Review

What an amazing year this has been! Just watching the world’s events unfold in the news is almost beyond the mind’s ability to comprehend. Do we really grasp that we are racing towards the complete fulfillment of ancient prophecies at break-neck speed?  Biblical prophecies written in amazing detail and shrouded in mystery for a time are now being revealed. What was once cloudy is now clear – what was once a mystery is now revealed – what once felt so far off is now at the door. Continue reading

The Imminent Judgment of God (Pt. 5)

John then told me about a pastor that contacted him and ordered 150 of his books for his church.  This pastor had a Dr. of Theology degree, very strong in the Word, and has pastored for over 40 years in a well-known and well-respected denomination that has preached a pre-trib rapture forever!   John read from his letter:

“Dear John,

I pastor a large Baptist church in North Carolina, and as such I have been taught and have taught for many years that there would be a pre-tribulation rapture. Several weeks ago, a member of my previous congregation called and told me that I just had to read your book. As I told you on the phone, I probably would not have purchased this book at first glance at a book store. But at my friend’s insistence, I ordered it. I did my first reading per the advice of a former college professor who told us to read books like we eat fish, ‘eat the meat and spit out the bones.’ In other words, if you stop reading a book at the first place where you disagree with the author, you will probably never finish, or you will finish very few books. Continue reading