Del Tackett

by Del Tackett


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The Perfect Storm: Seven Threats to America in Our Times

On Oct 30, 1991, there was strange confluence of weather forces that brought about what came to be known as “the Perfect Storm”, a name that was coined by author Sebastian Junger. The word “perfect”, in this case, does not mean something good and wonderful, but it reflected the crazy fluke that numerous meteorological events were all happening at the same time and place. Storms joined up, pressure systems merged and they all converged to create a horrendous storm with 30’ waves. The Andrea Gail, with its 6 crew were lost in that storm; some speculating that it went down near the Titanic.

We are seeing a similar convergence today. Not of weather systems, but of social hazards, cultural risks and worldview threats. They are aligning in our times and they bring a much greater crisis upon us than 30’ waves.

When God anointed David as king, the majority of Israel had not yet acknowledged him as king. The “mighty men” wanted to change that. One tribe of those mighty men were the sons of Issachar. They were commended with these words:

The sons of Issachar understood the times in which they lived and knew what Israel should do. 1 Chronicles 12:32

The word “understood” is the Hebrew word “binah” and it means more than just knowing the facts. It is a deep wisdom and discernment, an understanding of cause and effect, perceiving the true reality of what is going on around you.

But the sons of Issachar not only understood the times in which they lived, but they “knew” what Israel should “do”. Their “binah” wasn’t just for themselves, it translated into knowing what must be done.

I pray for this kind of “binah” in the body of Christ today. We can no longer look at what is happening and lament that things are “crazy” or merely gripe and complain or ignore what is going on around us. We must proceed with wisdom and grace and truth.

I would like to offer seven threats that have aligned themselves in our times and in our culture. There are certainly more than this and it is entirely possible that you might think I have selected the wrong seven, but I believe these are not only critical, but they must also be understood if we are to see any kind of restoration and reformation and revival in our land.

 When vileness is exalted among the sons of men, the wicked strut about on every side. Psalm 12:8

[next] I will post the seven threats one at a time... stay tuned! 

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  • Mayra Kopczynski

    Mayra Kopczynski

    What are the seven threats? Where do I go to see the rest of this post? I believe if repentance is ongoing that a revival can occur and God may provide us men of Issachar for our day. Asking God to lead us and direct our paths daily. Give us divine appointments with those He has been drawing into a relationship with Him. Perhaps we too can be those He uses. I pray to be used.
  • Deborah Humphrey

    Deborah Humphrey

    How do we find the rest of the article? Please let us know. Thank you
  • Tim Ried

    Tim Ried

    Where's the rest of article?
  • Jim Hamilton

    Jim Hamilton

    Yes, I'd love to read the rest of the article. Where do we find it?
  • Pat Wininger

    Pat Wininger

    Where do I go to on this website to read the seven threats? My women’s group at church is preparing to review The Truth Project #1 so we can start your newest one after our leader takes the training.
  • Steven Brown

    Steven Brown

    the article will come in succession. Above this "Comments" space, Click on "next". = from the Embassy of the Kingdom of Heaven ;-)
  • James  Culp

    James Culp

    Dr. Tackett, this is from Mitch in the heart of the Bible belt in N.C. This is most interesting to me that i have been feeling that God is showing me things on the scripture about the sons of Issachar and it seems that it is pointing me towards Heb. 12:26-27 concerning God shaking everything that can be shaken. Also been hearing a lot about the depraved mind. Sounds like God is telling us something.
  • Elaine Grenon

    Elaine Grenon

    I am always grateful for your teachings on current events. We are living in a time of unrest. Knowing the seven threats will enhance our knowledge and prepare us for what lies ahead. My husband and I will be starting "The Engagement" for the third time soon, and would like to add this teaching to our study. Also will pass it on to others. God is using you in mighty ways and we are grateful to be part of your ministry - "Embassy of the Kingdom of Heaven" We also want to partner with God to get the truth out.

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