BREAKING NEWS: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OUR BLOG FOLLOWERS ONLY

I want to use this blog to share three things with you.

MY APPEARANCE ON SID ROTH, ITS SUPERNATURAL

As some of you may already know, I did an interview with Sid Roth for his show, It’s Supernatural, a few weeks ago. This show will finally air this coming week from Monday-Sunday (November 23-29). For you, our blog followers, I wanted to give you a sneak preview. The theme of the show is called, “A House On Fire”, and besides the interview and some Q & A on revival, it includes my testimony of the baptism of fire I received and miracles I’ve witnessed.

The package they offer on the show includes a revision of my book, The Real Spirit of Revival, with three additional chapters, as well as a 3 part audio series on how you and your family can live a Spirit-filled, on-fire life for God in these dark days. Sid Roth’s ministry will also give you a revival quote card. Sid loves revival quotes (smile). The man is as pure as the driven snow. What you see is definitely what you get. He is the same way privately as he is publicly with a great heart for souls and the supernatural. I encourage you to support his show by purchasing the product offered. That is how they pay for the bulk of the show. I think the entire package will sell for something like 39.99. If you absolutely cannot afford that price you can wait because I will buy any leftover product from them at cost and probably be selling it for less.

NEW WEBSITE AND CHRISTMAS BONUS

The second thing we’d like you to know is that we’ve been in a long process of upgrading and re-doing our entire website. It should be ready real soon. We wanted to give you all a heads-up so that you don’t think you’ve landed on another ministry’s site or blog section. The blog section will probably have a new look as well. Let us know what you think when it comes out.

Also, we’d like to let you know that we will be putting our books on sale for the Christmas holidays in case you wanted to purchase them as a gift for friends or loved ones. Soon we will probably offer a promo code for all those who subscribe to our mailing list and/or blog, which will give them access to discounts on products from time to time.

POSSIBLE FUTURE WEBINAR

Finally, I’d like to mention to you that Carolyn and I are prayerfully considering doing a webinar/video series. We wanted to hear some feedback from you first, since we know most of you follow our blog because of your love for truth.

Here’s the deal: The things we want to share on these videos are precious gems and pearls of truths the Holy Spirit has taught us over 30 years of ministry, especially in the last few years. At first we thought of making these public through YouTube and our social networks, but we were mindful of the scripture that says, “Do not cast your pearls before swine or cast that which is holy before dogs…” (Mt. 7:6). If we made it public we would probably set it up as some kind of school of the Spirit and render some sort of fee, where only the serious ones would sign up. And we may still do that. After all, we do live by the gospel and this new video-type format will take large amounts of our time.

This is where we would like some feedback from you because we’ve gone back and forth on this. My wife and I have never charged for our services in the gospel. Just this week a new pastor invited us to minister at his church and asked me what our financial requirements were. I had to chuckle. But then I realized that many preachers won’t go to certain churches to minister because they can’t meet their budget. We don’t want to be identified with that kind of ministry philosophy “that we may present the gospel without charge” as Paul said. I’ve written nearly 200 blogs in the last two years here and also one a week for Charisma from which I receive no compensation. But the apostle also stated that “those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar” (1 Cor. 9:13). So in regards to this webinar this is where we struggle. Here are my questions for you that could help us in making a decision:

  1. Would you be interested in having access to this type of School of the Spirit seminar (not sure what we will call it yet)?
  2. If so, would it be offensive to you in any way if we charged a monthly fee to access it?
  3. In your view, is it better to charge a monthly fee or just receive a free-will offering at the end of each webinar session? Or is it better to not do either one?

Please share your heart with us freely and give us some feedback. Send your responses to this email: bertfarias1@gmail.com

Please feel free to share any other bits of wisdom God may have you share.

Thank you in advance for those who can participate in this little survey questionnaire. And thanks for following our blog even though we may lose some followers over this letter.

Abundant grace to each of you.

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4 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OUR BLOG FOLLOWERS ONLY

  1. Greetings Bert & Carolyn!  We will be DVRing the Sid Roth program 🙂  Big fish moving into deep waters…love it! 1) Would you be interested in having access to this type of School of the Spirit seminar (not sure what we will call it yet)?      Yes, we’d be interested in having access.2) If so, would it be offensive to you in any way if we charged a monthly fee to access it?      There should be a nominal fee3) In your view, is it better to charge a monthly fee or just receive a free-will offering at the end of each webinar session? Or is it better to       not do either one?    Immediately the scripture that came to mind was 1 Chron 21:24, where David declared he would pay the full price.    Those who value what you offer will willingly pay the fee, and if possible, give above.  Perhaps there could be a     nominal monthly or annual fee, since your labor would be intense for this endeavor.  

    Blessings to you both, and Daniel, this Thanksgiving.  We think of you often… Kelly Holmes

    • What a joy it is to hear from you guys! Thank you for your positive feedback, your agreement, and encouragement. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family! We love and appreciate you. Hope to see you at one of our forums next year. (-:

  2. Blessings to both you and your wife and also upon your newest venture;”School of the Spirit…webinar/video series! I wanted to take a few days to pray about your questions.Feel led to mention at this time I too, knew Lester Sumerall who of course always boldly took up financial collections more than once in a service as he was led by the Spirit. As he came to mind in prayer I thought about a story of a young man who came to him, after many years of Dr. Sumerall being in ministry asking what the latest new direction The Holy Spirit had spoken and was guiding him to do was. Dr. Sumerall answered that he had been told to do nothing new and was still pursuing the word given him more than (I think it was about 50 years before). Sorry I really don’t remember the exact years mentioned, just that it was a lot.Dr. Sumerall was i believe in the Sovereign plans, purposes and dealings of our Lord. Main points I want to bring to light are these; “God’s Sovereignty” as well as the “Leading of The Holy Spirit”, and being a truly careful listener in prayer.Wisdom seeks wise counsel, as I am blessed to note you do, from a multitude of counselors, yet as we grow in the Lord I believe His Sovereign will becomes more necessary to seek Him alone for in prayer. The influences even of the seasoned wise can sometimes lead us in looking away when we need to look solely unto Jesus , the author and finisher of our faith, and to The Holy Spirit to bring us into all truth. God’s plans and purposes for each of us as individuals may allow some broad spectrum and choices to some of us, while for others the path may be highly restricted. As you know also our ways are not God’s His thinking past finding out. Yet we have the mind of Christ and Praise God can receive the answers to His will. In all of your questions both sides of the coin can be flipped. Preach to the saved and the unsaved? Charge or do not charge? Please be encouraged to pray finding His Sovereign will, plans and purposes at this juncture in your lives as individuals before Him. I assure you the opinions of others will not outweigh with the will of God. When God sets challenges before us they are never with out His intent to draw us closer to Him in deeper relationship, knowledge, and understanding of Him. When it get’s really deep the journey is usually made with God alone. There will always be men and the devil opposing but then if you are certain God has gone before you, is your rearguard and you are walking with Him on and by your side, and you know and have His will, can that matter? I believe you need only know God’s will in this, being led by his Spirit as Sumerall was. Dr. Sumerall so far as I understand, never departed from His first instructions from God having never been told to change. Beloved I wish that you may prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. God’s health to your minds, souls bodies and spirits!
    Blessings In Abundance!
    Naomi http://www.drandmrsthey.com

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