Friday, September 21, 2012

Some Commentary on the Jackson, Wyoming Fire (2012)

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Here is some commentary published in the JH Weekly about the Jackson, Wyoming Fire (Horsethief Canyon Fire):

Props and Disses: 9.19.12

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

By Jake Nichols

We didn’t start the fire, God did - DISS

Many valley residents prayed during the early stages of the Horsethief Canyon Fire. Some East Jackson residents prayed that their home be spared. Some prayed for the safety of the firefighters. Remember the religious group that came to Jackson this spring to fight for the unborn? They prayed we’d burn down.
To be fair, only a select few have been spotted in the blogosphere practically cheering the wildfire. Some even believed their prayers brought it upon our town – a Sodomite Jackson getting its comeuppance. At one blogspot run by Tim Shey, the hitchhiking prophet, the following entry appeared on Monday, September 10, the day rain began to fall on the fire:
“I prayed: ‘Lord, if it be Your will to put judgment on Jackson, please stop the rain.’ Five to 10 minutes later it stopped. Then I felt led to pray: ‘Lord, if it be Your will, gust the wind. Send wind. Lord, if it is Your will, gust the wind to 40 mph.’ It went from calm to windy. Currently, it is gusting so strong that it blew a planter off my outside table!”
The blogger continued: “My four-and-a-half-year-old sang prophetically ‘God! The evil people deserve to die.’ Jackson has been warned three times. Tomorrow is 9-11, a day of Judgment! A Day for Jackson’s Judgment. He comes like a thief in the night! We serve a God who answers with FIRE! Amen! Our family is safe and is out of the path of the fire! Praise Jesus!”
Judging from the comment section, this guy is not alone in his belief that the Horsethief Canyon Fire is being used by or was sent by God to smite Jackson for being pro-choice.
I don’t mean to berate or belittle this blogger, or any of the other zealots that visited Jackson in May who share the sentiment. But a rebuking may be in order. I am a believer. God, who commanded the universe into existence, is certainly capable of whipping up a 4,000-acre wildfire to teach a town a lesson. Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to offer salvation from sin by the perfect sacrifice, can easily sic a fire on an ungodly town if He desired.
But making these outlandish claims in His name only serve to give Christians a bad name.
Jackson, Wyoming Fire, 2012
The Great Fire of London
God Will Draw the Wicked into cities Marked for Destruction
Defining Sin

Ezekiel 14: 13:  "Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it."

Ezekiel 15: 7:  "And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them."

Ezekiel 16:  20-21:  "Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?"


  1. This "good christian" person should be making a stand against abortion and not jumping on a godly man who has made as stand... Also... here's the scripture verse that immediately comes to mind when I read this, "AM I TO BECOME YOUR ENEMY BECAUSE I TOLD YOU THE TRUTH?" Galatians 4:16
    ALSO: If this good christian thinks your comments are outlandish.. wow! what will they think when they hear what God has to say.
    God bless you dear Tim. Your godly stance has been recorded in heaven and so have this "good christian" person.

  2. The only reason why I put my friend's email on my blog ("Jackson, Wyoming Fire") was because it was anointed. I respond to the anointing--I don't reject the anointing, like most church people do.

    For the record: Around the 10th of September of this year, I prayed that the Lord would burn down Jackson, Wyoming.

    The bottom line is that I obey the Lord or else He chastens me. I don't care to hitchhike and I don't really care to hitchhike through Jackson, Wyoming so much. "Not my will, but Thine be done."

    Remember when Jesus told his disciples that he had to go to Jerusalem, suffer many things from the religious authorities and then die? Peter rebuked Jesus. Then Jesus said, "Get behind me, Satan."

    1. Mark 8: 31-33: "And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men."