ONLY THIS KIND OF PRAYER WILL OVERCOME THE TUMULT OF THE 2020s

After writing back to back articles on the gay movement in our nation…after being placed on probation by Twitter and Facebook…after reading other articles from radical right wing watch groups, and news circulating the internet that misquoted me, twisted my words, believing me to be some kind of monster…

After so many nasty, vile, and venomous comments directed toward me, wishing me the worst, wishing me death, destruction, even going after my wife, spewing out such slimy curses on my behalf…

After many angry emojis and mock laughing emojis, and just a day of being slimed on, my mind and thoughts went to our precious Lord and how He suffered so much more, yet He was the epitome and embodiment of a perfect Man, the brightness of the Father’s glory and express image of His Person (Heb. 1:3).

“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself…” (Heb. 12:3).

Oh, how I groaned with the revelation of what He endured and how light of an affliction was my own!

THE PROPHETIC NATURE OF MY WRITINGS

Listen, I know many of my writings are strong and direct with hardly any fluff or smooth words. I’m very aware of the prophetic nature of all I pen, but it’s flowing from within, from the wellsprings of grace and how God expresses Himself through me. And yet, like you, I’m still a work in progress. I don’t apologize for it. But here’s often what many outsiders don’t see about the insideness, if you will, of rare and true prophetic people; not the kind who are selfish, greedy Word mongers, mammon babblers, sheep fleecers, and un-sanctified vessels; but the kind who’ve purchased their oil through suffering, weeping, and the travail of deep prayer.

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TRUE PRAYER

There was a day last week I had no desire to preach or be in the ministry, or even ever write again. Of course I immediately recognized that as the effect of Satan’s fiery darts of discouragement and word curses from the days before. I went to bed last night thinking about all those word curses directed toward me, and how suddenly I became aware of their effect on my mind and spirit. But then the morning came and I woke up with a freshness.

My first thoughts were directed toward the Lord and just adoring Him, but then I began thinking of the awful depraved state of darkness those wicked words came from…the lostness, the guilt, the condemnation, and the utter moral decay, decadence, and a seared conscience of those caught in the deepest forms of perversion imaginable. As I was pondering these first early thoughts of the day, I began to weep and travail for the gay community and those caught in the grip of that most abominable perversion.

I then went into some of the most diverse tongues I’ve ever prayed in, all the while searching my own heart and asking the Lord to forgive me if I somehow wrote any words that proceeded from pride or any impure motive of the carnal mind. Then almost simultaneously, I found that sweet spot in prayer where the Spirit of God began to pray through me for the deliverance of my enemies who hurled their most wicked curses and insults at me. I prayed earnestly for the gay community and all who approve of their perverse lifestyle.

I’M BEING VULNERABLE

I know I’m being vulnerable right now, but the lesson is to make you see what many don’t see about the grace of true, heart-felt, Holy Ghost praying. My wife Carolyn prays this way more frequently than I do because of an anointing she received in 1995 when she came into personal revival. This is where the body of Christ must find themselves in these tumultuous times and most evil days. This is where true ministry must flow from. Persecution will increase and the most fierce will come from the gay community. Do you realize that much of America is now very close to the point of voting for a gay president?

Let us be found loving and praying for our enemies from the deepest recesses of our hearts and the grace of prayer. It’s the fuel that will take us through and give us overcoming power now and in these tumultuous years just ahead of us.
I love you all. Thank you for your time today. Be blessed with the affections of the heart of Jesus and the travail of His soul. May it lead you to that sweet spot of prayer and fellowship with Him as the heat of persecution arises in our own land.

Do you want to survive or thrive in this decade? You must take an uncompromised stand for truth and righteousness. Please get my new book, The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond, to discover all that’s at stake in this decade. We must be bold, fearless, and strong in the Lord. 

For more of the same please make some time to listen to the Charisma podcast interview I did this week.

THE HIGHJACKING OF TRUTH AND SOUND DOCTRINE

Our American culture is attempting to make the narrow way wide and the exclusive way inclusive. Many cannot seem to understand that you can’t live in sin and go to heaven. You can’t live an immoral lifestyle  and go to heaven. You can’t live for yourself and do whatever your flesh and feelings dictate and go to heaven. You can’t believe what you want to believe and still go to heaven. You can’t respect everyone’s religion and systems of belief and go to heaven. There is only one way, and it is through Jesus Christ. It is the narrow way.

 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12)

The unrighteous cannot inherit the kingdom of God.

“Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9-10).

Many cannot seem to reconcile these scriptures, especially the gay community, many of whom hurled nasty insults and vile comments at me this past weekend because my article offended them Gay Activism: The Death Rattle  of a Nation.

Twitter and Facebook also threatened to close down my accounts as other media outlets got wind of my Charisma article and misquoted me. Here’s one.

I TRIED TO TELL THEM THEIR HOUSE WAS BURNING

All I did was to frantically flag them down at the bridge that was out, but they sailed past me at 100 mph flipping their middle finger at me. I warned them that their house is on fire while they screamed hate-filled curses at me from their bedroom window accusing me of bigotry and hatred.

 

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These are accurate images of what is really happening. They accuse Bible believing Christians of hatred, and called me names I cannot repeat here.

They did the same to our Master.

“It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household” (Matt. 10:25)!

It’s strange that their most common cry was that I was hateful, but they hated me for testifying that their lifestyle and works were evil.

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil” (John 7:7).

You see, they only like their version of hate, and this spirit has its tentacles all  over America. Americans celebrate the gay lifestyle. The world doesn’t hate this spirit. Heck, they and much of the church don’t even recognize it as a spirit. America and the world only hate true Christians and those who defy this spirit and sin.

With every vile comment they demand tolerance while actually being very intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them. They only like their version of tolerance.

Isn’t that something how that works?

Jesus moved in tough love and never compromised the truth. That’s why the most religious tried to kill Him.

“After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him” (John 7:1).

Imagine that. Religion tried to kill a perfectly sinless and loving man. Religion sought to kill the Son of God. It’s always been this way.

Religion joins itself to homosexuality and hides there. They divorce Christianity from the Bible. This is present day America.

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

Homosexuality is unnatural. It’s unclean. The Bible calls it abominable. And it’s very stubborn. Why? Because it’s coming from a futility, and foolish hearts that have been darkened, and a will that is bent on this lifestyle. It suppresses the truth in righteousness even though God has shown them it is wrong (Rom. 1:18-19). Here it is:

“Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things” (Rom. 1:21-23).

Sexual perversion is a choice, not an identity as some argued with me over the weekend. One man in particular told me he tried everything to change, but gave up, and convinced himself he was born gay. Such a deception. I’m afraid God has given him over to a reprobate mind, and if that’s the case, sadly, there is hardly any hope for him.

Reprobate minds void of judgment are multiplying. Many occupy high seats in government, school systems, the courts, and media. They are the devil’s agents sent to intimidate the Church and pollute and destroy the land. It’s now a principality in our nation.

No, homosexuality is not the only sin that will damn your soul and pollute our land, but do not fool yourself, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s bold and unashamed stance for his and his partner’s gayness was a direct statement from this principality to the inhabitants of our nation, to you and me, to our children, and to our grandchildren. It was a Goliath moment mocking the true Church, our faith, and our family values.

This principality shouts at us, “I’ve come for you and your children. We are advancing and you can’t stop us, or we’ll get violent, mock your faith, and run you over! Conform to our agenda or else!”

Aggressive gay activism is just one area they are doing it in, but do not be desensitized, because it is a big one.

PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS TO BE REBUKED FOR AGREEING WITH BUTTIGIEG’S LIFESTYLE

President Trump stepped into dangerous ground recently by acknowledging and promoting the sinful abominable marriage of Mayor Pete and Chasten his partner. I was very grieved and disappointed by it. Someone in his inner circle of counsel needs to call him out on it. He could lose any remaining favor he might have with God right now, because he publicly positioned himself  against the Word of God, against the true church of Jesus Christ, and he aided the leftist liberals to undermine the future of our nation.

I agree with my friend Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone church in Sioux City, Iowa:

“I have no desire to be an enemy of Donald Trump. God does not desire to be an enemy of Donald Trump, either, but President Trump better be careful he does not make himself the enemy of God and the Bible with his sinful opinions repeatedly spoken into TV cameras in front of American children!

“The Christian ministers who surround the President are waaaaay tooooooo quiet! We need REAL men of God to shake-off the sinful pragmatism and REBUKE the President when he earns it. He has earned it.”

“Republican election results be damned!!! You want to defeat Buttgeig and company? Then you go tell the President to stop praising the sins of Buttgeig, then!”

TRUTH AND SOUND DOCTRINE IS BEING HIGHJACKED

Some readers think I have an obsession with the sin of homosexuality, and that I should write about other sins as well, and not  push the issue. As I stated, it’s because it’s a principality that rules our nation. We have no choice but to push the envelope now and enter into faithful disobedience to the laws of the land that contradicts the Word of God. We should’ve been doing this long ago with abortion, with prayer being removed from our schools, and with a host of other antichrist issues.

It’s time to rock the boat.

The world, the culture, the media, and Hollywood are highjacking truth and sound doctrine. They are controlling the narrative, or the way of presenting a situation or series of events that reflects and promotes their particular antichrist agenda or set of values. They have  become the biggest educator in America. Every show, every movie, every song on radio has become in itself a voice or narrative of propaganda.

The most subtle trick of the devil is to get you to laugh at sin.

They’ve made too many believe that sound doctrine is the new religious hate speech. Even in churches. This has intimidated pastors and caused them to cower down from anything that is controversial. Pastor, this is not a minor issue. It’s one of the main strongholds in our nation.

Friends, the wicked are not hiding in their closet anymore, but it seems too many of the righteous are. Now that they’ve come out of their closet we need to be so bold and unapologetically tell them to come out of their grave. Preach the full gospel and the whole counsel of God. Preach against sin. Command the people to repent. Pastors and parents, you better educate the young ones and fortify the older ones. This is an hour when you must know what you believe and in Whom you have believed and committed your soul to.

Satan is not hiding his cards any more, but he’s playing for keeps. In case you’ve been living under a rock here’s what they’ve been doing to our children: Public School LGBT Programs

Here’s what they are doing to our pastors: California Pastor Loses Job Over Calling Homosexuality a Sin

Here’s what some churches are teaching and allowing: The Ordaining of a Lesbian Bishop

Goliath is mocking the people of God and too many of us are intimidated and afraid. You better put your armor on and get to the battle front. If what they’ve already done and continue to do does not fill you with righteous indignation, I’m sorry, but your faith is not worth a nickel to me.

We are not wrestling with flesh and blood. Our righteous indignation must not be aimed at human beings but this principality. Homosexuality is carving America down. It’s intimidating too many in the Church. It’s gotten its filthy hands on every aspect of society. It’s time to make a statement to this Goliath.

“Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God” (1 Sam. 17:26)?

The days of living in Christian ease are over. The showdown is here. Choose you this day whom you will serve.

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d do during the civil rights movement, slavery, or the holocaust you are doing it right now. The leftist narrative has intensified and they are highjacking truth and peddling lies at the quickest pace in our nation’s history. It’s up to the remnant people of God and the burning ones of God to get in the face of America right now, ignite the Blood-bought Church, advance the kingdom of God, and take America back.

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A TRIBUTE TO MY BELOVED SON DANIEL: IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY TODAY

I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m writing a special public tribute to my son on his birthday, whether he likes it or not (smile). To those who are not friends of the family, please bear with me and let me indulge a little in showering some praise, attention, and love for our son on his birthday. Here’s a little history for those who care to read.

Daniel was a miracle baby and brought a healing to our hearts after a very grievous miscarriage. He is our only son. The first picture is him at approximately four months old resting on my knees as I held him and spoke into his spirit concerning his calling. It lasted nearly 15-20 minutes. He was riveted to the spirit of my words even though obviously in his infancy he did not comprehend them with his undeveloped intellect. It was a wow moment for me.

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He always had such a good disposition as a baby and as a boy. He was also a great traveler. He never complained. He loved music and always had a beat going. In fact, when Carolyn was pregnant the most activity she felt in her womb was during praise and worship time at our bible school in Gambia, West Africa (see picture above with our African garb in our Bible school). To this day he plays several instruments and sings (he’s singing into a microphone in the second pic).

Daniel inherited his Momma’s joy and his Daddy’s passion. I did two things that I have no regrets for: I taught him the Word of God and did my best to live it before him. And I coached him in the major sports, especially baseball. This gave us a lot of precious time together just having fun. That’s him here pulling the trigger on a swing, and getting ready to field a ground ball, and then posing with a casting female member after a high school play. I’ll get to his acting in a moment.

 

OUR BOOK

Then at the direction of the Lord we sent him to public high school several years ago. Some people thought we were crazy, but he became a missionary in his school. The Lord told us that public high school was his training ground for the unconventional  ministry he was called to. He shares a wild testimony in the book we authored together (My Son, My Son) of his introduction to public school when he stood toe to toe with a bully who challenged his faith while Daniel gave Jesus glory. Needless to say, it was one of my most proud Papa moments.

Young parents should get that book, or grandparents should get it, to help their children raise their grandchildren in the Lord. Filled with nuggets of wisdom on training godly children, it is unique and intimate and will have you weepy one moment and laughing the next. I wish I could get it into the hands of more young parents, because it is preventive more than it is cure.

COLLEGE AND ACTING

Daniel graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Broadcast Journalism in 2017, and learned several important life lessons. Sometimes pain is a young man’s greatest teacher.

Besides his relationship with the Lord, there has been one constant love in Daniel’s life that he did not inherit from me. He loves acting. I guess he had to take up acting as an only child to entertain himself. Haha! One day when he was only about 9 years of age, he was at the dinner table crying and saying something about the city of Chicago. I thought he was choking on some food, and in a bit of a panic I asked him what was wrong. He straightened up and said he was only acting. Ha! What an act! I’d give him an Oscar for that one. It was very convincing. There were real tears.

As he grew, besides being engaged in sports, he was always involved in plays and dramas since middle school. That’s what he loved the most and where he excelled the most. Even in college he acted in theatre. Here he is with us at his college graduation, the next pic is him acting in a college theatre production, and the third pic is him at home for the holidays.

 

He now lives in the Atlanta area and is pursuing acting in television and film. He’s managed to land a couple of minor roles on television shows, and done a few short films, but has his sights set higher. As his parents, Carolyn and I are watching his acting career unfold with holy fear and trepidation, knowing what a dark and competitive industry it is, and trusting the Lord to keep our son holy and separated in the midst of it all. We covet the prayers of our friends for him. He is always hustling and shuffling two or three jobs at a time and still finding time to do auditions and respond to callbacks.

NO EXPECTATIONS EXCEPT TO WALK WITH THE LORD

Although Daniel has been exposed to the ministry all his life, Carolyn and I have never put any expectations on him for entering the ministry. God has to call a person, not man or his parents. All we desire is for him to serve the Lord fervently all the days of his life in whatever field he feels led to go into. He hasn’t ruled out entering into public preaching ministry some day, but it doesn’t burn in him right now, even though he’s in the Word and has a devotional life. Recently I admonished him in a short dialogue. Here’s the exchange:

ME: Please don’t ever become like Brad Pitt and certain other actors who left their true Christian and Pentecostal heritage and continue to mock president Trump and truth and righteousness. Be bold and fearless as your daddy has taught you. ☺ You can be that way and still be loving and broken over the sinful state of our needy land.

DANIEL: I already am that way! I hate the blindness of Hollywood. They all just follow the crowd there and blend in. I’m sick of political speeches from the elite, they haven’t learned to think for themselves. It’s all mindless propaganda. And that ain’t me. Jesus is my Rock and the Bible is my guiding principle, because it’s truth to me.

I was happy to hear that from him, because honestly, it takes a fearless boldness and Holy Ghost fire to stay spiritually strong in the secularized liberal entertainment industry. But Jesus did not tell us to retreat and hide from the world, but to shine our light in the midst of it. Again, please pray for him as God quickens you or leads you, especially Colossians 1:9-11, which is one of my favorite Scriptural prayers to pray for any believer. Here is a final recent picture of him as he looks now:

Daniel, you are now a young man, but Momma still calls you her baby (LOL). We love you and are extremely proud of your  stance for the Lord, and how you are now forging your own path and following what you believe is God’s plan for your life, and endeavoring to shine Christ’s light in a very dark industry.

Keep the fire burning!

Happy birthday sweet son!!!

AMERICA’S DECADENCE AND THE AWFUL FATE OF PERVERTED MEN

I can’t seem to get the image of the Democratic presidential candidate Pete “Petunia” Buttigieg introducing and kissing his husband Chasten (talk about a name for an alien entity appearing as an angel of light) out of my mind. Just as Obama’s lighting up of the White House in the rainbow gay pride colors on that fateful evening in June of 2015 when same sex marriage was legislated, this image is another signpost in the death march of a nation. According to Scripture, these sort of defiant acts always signal the beginning of the end of a society. The shock effect on this sort of heinous thing continues to be reduced as millions of people keep being numbed and desensitized to it.

Let me stir you with the fear of God using an abundance of Scripture by reminding you that God’s mind and perspective has not changed toward this abomination.

A QUEER THING HAPPENED: THE STORY OF PERVERTED MEN

The story begins in Gibeah when an old man extends hospitality to an unnamed Levite, his concubine, and his servant and lodges them for the night. In the middle of the night, however, a strange thing happens.

“As they were enjoying themselves, suddenly certain men of the city, perverted men, surrounded the house and beat on the door. They spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, ‘while they were enjoying themselves, the men of the city, who were wicked men, surrounded the house and pounded on the door.’ They said to the old man, the master of the house, ‘’Bring out the man who came to your house, so we can have relations with him’” (Jud. 19:22).

The expression “perverted men” literally means “sons of Belial,” and it refers to a group of vile men who sought to satisfy their homosexual desires on the unnamed Levite visitor. The men of Sodom also made a similar request to abuse Lot’s visitors in a sadistic, homosexual manner (Gen. 19:5). These accounts reveal the decadence of both of these periods of time in Israel’s history. Homosexuality is the only reason the Scriptures give for Sodom’s destruction. Jude 7, which is referenced later in this article, confirms this also.

Ceremonial laws were specifically for Israel to obey, but moral laws are universal and apply to the entire human race. The Hebrew word for “perverted” is qadesh, which means one practicing sodomy and prostitution in religious rituals.

One of the universal moral laws of Israel states:

“There must never be a cult prostitute among the daughters of Israel nor a cult prostitute among the sons of Israel” (Deut. 23:17).

Isn’t that the height of deception—to mix sodomy and prostitution with religion?

Under God’s Law Israel was commanded to remove this type of evil and wickedness from the land. This is a type and shadow of what is now operative in this Church dispensation. Paul commanded the Corinthian church to “put away from yourselves the evil person” (1 Cor. 5:13).

We need to understand that the practices of the Old Testament do not carry over into the New Testament, but the principles do. For example, we don’t stone violators and transgressors of the Law in the same way they did in the Old Testament, but we are to apply the same principle in disciplining the church member (1 Cor. 5). Note how much harsher the penalty was under the Law.

“The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the whole tribe of Benjamin, saying, ‘What is this evil that has been committed among you? Now hand over the wicked men in Gibeah, so that we can kill them and purge the evil from Israel.’ Yet the Benjamites were not willing to listen to their fellow children of Israel” (Judges 20:12-13).

After an ensuing battle with the tribe of Benjamin, who refused to comply with God’s Law, godly order was eventually restored as the land was indeed cleansed of perversion. But the cycle of sin and perversion resurfaced again in Israel during the time of the kings.

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THE BIBLE CALLS HOMOSEXUALS AND SODOMITES PERVERTED PERSONS

“And there were also perverted persons in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel” (1 Kin. 14:24).

The abominations of the nations were infiltrating into Israel and influencing them in the same way the sin and immorality of the world has infiltrated much of the Church today.

David’s son, Asa, was a godly king and he did right in the sight of the Lord and cleansed the land once more.

“And he banished the perverted persons from the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made” (1 Kin. 15:12).

Jehoshaphat followed in his father Asa’s footsteps and did the same during his reign.

“And the rest of the perverted persons, who remained in the days of his father Asa, he banished from the land” (1 Kin. 22:46).

Then in a later period King Josiah did the same.

“Then he tore down the ritual booths of the perverted persons that were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the wooden image” (2 Kin. 23:7).

Do you see a pattern here? Israel, just as the church is today, were God’s chosen people, and they were to be separate from the world and the sin, immorality, and perversion that is in the world.

We are no longer under the Law as they were, but the Law is still good for the lawless and insubordinate (1 Tim. 1:8-10), and accounts like these are given to us as examples for our admonition (1 Cor. 10:1-11). As I said, moral laws are universal laws that apply to everyone.

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THESE ARE WARNINGS TO THE CHURCH NOT TO ENTERTAIN THESE SPIRITS

These and other examples serve as a warning to the church today to stand true and hold fast to the ordinances of God so that in the end they would not suffer the same vengeance of eternal fire. We are not to let the culture of our nation dictate the direction of the Church. We are not to entertain spirits of perversion. If we do, we can actually lose our standing with God.

“But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire” (Jude 1:5-7).

In this Scripture “strange flesh” is speaking of homosexuality. God has not changed. His attitude toward sin and this sort of perversion has not changed.

The manifestation of the wrath of God in eternal fire against sin is seen in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Scriptures do not balk at the use of very plain language to describe the revolting sexual depravity as a prime justification for their annihilation.

The burning commentary on this record is seen in Romans 1, with Paul’s indictment of “men with men committing what is shameful” so rightly described as unnatural. By such deeds men dishonor their own bodies and become lower than the beasts of the field.

Sodomy is one of the most degraded sexual offenses, and it is appalling how our culture has embraced it and celebrated it, and continues to promote it. It’s not just the abominable sin of homosexuality but it’s gay activism or the pushing and promotion of this lifestyle that is the death rattle of any nation, as Romans 1 says.

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (v. 28, 32).

Paul’s explanation of the gospel always included the wrath of God on those who will not repent. All unrighteousness and especially the perversion of sodomy usually leads men to suppress the truth and hold false views of God and the Bible because they know that the truth would require them to repent. The terrible truth is that as people continue to reject God, He gives them up to increasingly immoral and self-destructive activities (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28). How fearful of a state that is.

Look at our nation, people! We are so far down this road of decadence. The apostle Paul is clearly showing us that homosexuality is a final order of rebellion against God. It is a sure sign that a society is in the last stages of decadence. My fear is that our children and grandchildren will pay for the negligence of their irresponsible parents, humanistic teachers, and corrupt politicians. Too many are asleep and have abandoned their post.

Arise, oh mighty remnant of God and sound the trumpet to this evil generation.

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A SOBER REMINDER: APPROVING OF HOMOSEXUALITY IS DESERVING OF DEATH

In the name of progressivism we now have a male presidential candidate who has a husband whom he publicly introduces and even kisses without shame, while millions of Americans applaud and approve. And perhaps worse yet is that the shock effect has been so reduced that the rest of us are numb and desensitized to this most shameful and abominable behavior. And that’s all it is is behavior.

Have you seen this old quote from Gore Vidal?: “Actually, there is no such thing as a homosexual person, any more than there is such a thing as a heterosexual person. The words are adjectives describing sexual acts, not people…” (From Gore Vidal: Sexually Speaking). The fact is that the word “homosexual” wasn’t invented until 1892, when a German book on sexual perversions was translated into English (Psychopathia Sexualis was the German book).

God created male and female with sexual union between the two being first for procreation; anything outside that is merely behavior.

In 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, some translations unfortunately use the word “homosexual,” when actually there is no Greek word for that (the Bible was canonized way before 1892). The word that is used in the aforementioned references is “arsenokoites”, and it just describes a male-to-male sexual union. Behavior. The Bible mentions no other gender besides male and female. There is no gender called “homosexual” or “transgender” either. That is a behavior.

This fact has been lost on millions of people across America and now the world. Even Christians have subtly allowed homosexual behavior to be elevated to the status of gender in their minds. The LGBTQ movement seeks to elevate their behavior to gender status. But one of their best-known members, Gore Vidal, had it right.

To paraphrase again, sex is a behavior, not a gender. We see the leftists’ efforts in the courts and in society to change that. Moreover, blindly and ignorantly, denominations have altered what the Bible says and yielded to this perversion. It’s a lie that Western culture in particular has swallowed. But the truth is, there are men, and there are women. The rest is behavior.

Churches and clergy who have swallowed the lie of homosexual behavior being elevated to gender status are trophies of hell and Satan’s prized possession.

The American pulpit is to blame. Preachers who know better are to blame. The constant compromising of preachers to avoid controversy is creating much damage, not only to the world, which is looking for a clear sound from preachers, but also to believers who have little discernment or are growing tired of ambiguity. For example, one very influential and popular minister who has millions of followers was asked if homosexuality was wrong, and his general response was that his views were evolving. Evolving? That’s like saying the Bible is evolving. How pathetic of an answer.

In fact, when those who practice such things that are deserving of death also approve of others who practice them (v. 32) — it is one of God’s final signs of His wrath on a society.

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When millions of Americans applaud Pete Buttigieg and his “husband” it is the death rattle of a nation. When the never-Trump-ers and Trump-haters counteract with judgment and accusations of adultery against our own president, in response to Buttigieg’s abominable lifestyle, they are grasping for straws in a last gasp of air of a drowning argument.

My friend Dr. Michael Brown has it right in the recent article he wrote (I Will Say What the Political Leaders Cannot Not Say About Pete Buttigieg) when he revealed that repentance is the difference between president Trump and Buttigieg. Here’s what Trump said about his sins:

“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never, ever let you down.”

Brown continues:

“In stark contrast, Mayor Pete has talked about how his homosexual relationship to his “husband” Chasten has brought him closer to God. He has kissed his partner at public rallies. He is pushing his homosexuality, not apologizing for it.”

Would you please read that last phrase again very slowly and very carefully? He said his homosexual relationship to his “husband” has brought him closer to God. What!? This sounds so eerily close to the woman with the spirit of divination who followed the apostle Paul and his team, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation” (Acts 16:17).

In the above verse, when Satan used a slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination to identify herself and her fortune telling with Paul’s team, it was his master plan to defile the church of God with other mixtures. He has done this successfully throughout the ages. It’s always been his lethal stroke. “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” is the devil’s mode of operation. He divorces Christianity from the Bible. This is 21st century America (The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond). This is Pete Buttigieg’s Satanic philosophy. Yes, the god he claims to be closer to is Satan. 

Throughout history and in America today, Christianity has become a myriad of traditions, Satanic philosophies, doctrines of demons, witchcraft, and New Age gobbledygook. Unfortunately, some of this mixture has also infiltrated into the Pentecostal/Charismatic camp.

Buttigieg and others of his kind will do everything in his power to normalize homosexual relationships even more in the eyes of America. They are products of what the Bible calls a “debased mind” or a mind void of judgment (Rom. 1:24, 26, 28) that God Himself has given them over to.

Buttigieg will also do his best to marginalize those who are convinced that these relationships are contrary to the will of God. But once again, the Scriptures are clear:

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting…who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them” (Rom. 1:28, 32).

A pastor friend of mine just told me that every pastor and every church in America needs to get my newest book, The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond, before the November election. We need pastors and people who believe this message is a nation-saving and Church-saving word to promote it. I wrote it out of a deep burden for the Church and the nation. Some of the above excerpts are quotes from the book. 

THE CONDITIONS ARE RIPE FOR A SPIRITUAL HURRICANE

There were 400 years of near silence from the days of the prophet Malachi until John the Baptist and Jesus came on the scene. No prophet had spoken. We don’t have Biblical record of any prophetic vision or revelation. There was a famine of the true word of the Lord.

The old man Simeon and the old prophetess Anna were two of the faithful remnant who held on to the delayed promise of the coming Messiah and the consolation of Israel (Lk. 2:25-38). The ceremonial priestly sacrifices, the temple offerings, and the Sabbath rituals without the prophets speaking had created a great, lifeless vacuum among the Jewish people.

But in spite of outward circumstances and centuries of a divine pause, God’s plan was still in motion and so much greater than they ever imagined. It not only included redemption for Israel but for the Gentile nations as well. The vacuum of the human heart would be filled to overflowing with new light and new life. The glory of God was on the horizon.

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4).

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PRINCIPLE OF THE VACUUM

Herein we must understand what I call the principle of the vacuum. When a people are denied and deprived of the life-giving word and power of God for so long, it feeds the desire and hunger for it all the more. When the reality of God is taken from a people, the craving and panting in their hearts increases. When a society infiltrates our educational system from kindergarten to our universities with humanistic ideologies, with marxist socialism, with anti-Christ and anti-Semitic literature, with hatred, violence, and sexual perversion, the human heart begins to long for a purity from a more innocent time. The glory of Christ becomes the end of their search.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory…” (John 1:14).

Though Christ came 2000 years ago, there are still many nations who’ve been deprived of His gospel and His glory. Anti-Christ governments and religious regimes block the flow of God’s blessings to a nation. They shut off the spigot, so that the water of life cannot get to the people.

But how do you shut off the hunger of a human heart? The potential of life flow into that vacuum is enormous. Here is the principle:

“But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more…” (Rom. 5:20b).

This principle is evidenced when scientists and meteorologists gauge the force of hurricane winds and water surges by the low-pressure systems that form over the ocean of a developing storm. There’s a vacuum effect created that determines the violence of the winds. Such is the mystery of a human heart and a society that has been denied true spiritual light and life for so long.

GREATEST MOVE OF GOD ON THE HORIZON

Take the example of the church in China. In spite of an evil communist regime suppressing the people under an atheistic form of government, the Chinese church is flourishing. I’ll never forget the image I saw not too long ago of a container of Bibles being opened and the Chinese recipients of those Bibles weeping with joy and scrambling to get their copy. The nation’s outlawing of the Bible created a great vacuum in the heart of the people and produced a ravenous hunger for the written Word of God.

Iran, as a nation, is another recent glaring example. The Islamic regime there has starved their people of the gospel and reality of Jesus Christ for a long time. Yet now within that nation is one of the fastest-growing underground churches in the world. What happened? When you saturate a people with enough hate, strife, violence, and a dead, joyless religion devoid of God’s love that produces no true peace, because it contains no assurance of salvation, then you create a great vacuum and a hunger in the human heart to be filled with the reality of the true and living God.

When secularists attempt to create a post-Christian America, they actually create a hunger in people for sacredness. When atheistic university professors seek to erase our Judeo-Christian heritage, they actually create space for a new script of faith in God to be written in the human heart. What they are ignorantly doing is playing right into the devil’s hand.

Satan has been overplaying his hand since Calvary. What he thought was the ultimate defeat turned into the greatest victory in the history of the human race. He is repeating this strategy in his plans to destroy America. All he is doing is adding to the increase of the groaning of creation to be delivered from the bondage of corruption.

The deeper our society sinks into hopelessness and despair, the greater the cry is for a living hope and eternal joy. The deeper the bondage of sin, and addiction to drugs, and sexual perversion, the greater the cry is for deliverance and freedom. This effect is happening in America right now, and globally as well. The earth is groaning for the manifestation of the sons of God (Rom. 8:22).

I propose to you that we are on the precipice of the greatest move of God and awakening that America and the nations have ever seen. I propose to you that, since the time of Christ and the early Church, we’ve not seen a move of God that comes close to the finale of what has been in God’s heart from the beginning.

Excerpt from my new book, The Tumultuous 2020s And Beyond. 

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AMERICA’S HELL ENLARGING THROUGH “CHRISTIAN” HYPOCRISY

The past week’s news headlines in America are a laboratory analysis and forecast of the perfect storm that is lambasting our falling nation.

America mourns as basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies, and every news station, sports talk show outlet, and media center in America covers his death and celebrates his achievements in a sport. Meanwhile, a pastor in Nigeria is beheaded for refusal to deny Christ, and no one cares.

I wrote an article a couple of days after Kobe’s untimely death about the vanity of a celebrity gaining the whole world and possibly losing his own soul, and Christians defend him and his Catholic faith, and call me a classless individual who wrote a “creepy post mortem commentary”. The article’s purpose was to simply put us in remembrance of the brevity and vanity of life without Christ, the permanence of eternity, and was a simple call to salvation.

The truth is America and many professing Christians don’t want their American dream deflated. They don’t want to know that there is a God they’re accountable to. They are like the disbelieving brothers of Jesus of whom He said:

“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil” (John 7:7).

AMERICA HATES THE REAL BIBLICAL JESUS

America hates the real Biblical Jesus. Many professing “Christians” do, too, including many of our celebrities. The stronghold in America is not the sinners who love the world, but the professing “Christians” who praise Him with their mouth but whose heart is far from Him — the ones who confess His Name but in works deny Him.

Folks, here is the big problem. Many of our celebrities and star athletes confess Jesus and have “God-talk” on their lips but they do not live for Him. As an example, the Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whom I love by the way, is being lauded for his faith in God since his childhood, yet he is living with his girlfriend and parties with his teammates. There are numerous other examples of this type of double standard and hypocrisy in America’s entertainment industry and among our celebrities.

But here’s the worse thing: American preachers defend the faith of these individuals and praise them. They exalt them before our youth as an example of a bold Christian witness, but they’re living in sin. We not only have frauds in the entertainment industry, but the high crime is that we have them in our pulpits.

Mahomes says he participates in team Bible studies and chapel services, but who is leading them and conducting them? Who is mentoring young men like him and others, and giving them the whole counsel of God. Who speaks of sin any more? Who tells them their lives are wrong? What preacher in America lives up to this job description?

“Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching” (2 Tim. 4:2).

Observe the many comments from the sleazy Super Bowl halftime show. Some of those entertainers are professing Christians. Many viewers who defended the show are professing Christians. It’s alarming to me that a professing Christian could watch this halftime show and not sense the Lord’s displeasure and be grieved in their spirit. Listen, if you are in that category, you are asleep and in great need of a rude awakening. You need to repent of your false profession and your compromise against holiness.

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Have you ever read the following verses?

“But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them” (Ephesians 5:3-7).

Much of “Christian” America doesn’t even know such verses are in the Bible. Such popular figures like mayor and presidential candidate Pete Puttigieg are professing “Christians” who are in a same sex marriage relationship. Honestly, it makes me want to vomit when I see half of our nation idolizing such effeminate men. Oh God, how far we have fallen from Biblical standards in America!

THE PERFECT STORM

The deception is rooted in this simple statement: We have divorced Christianity from the Bible. America is a homosexual nation because we celebrate this lifestyle and cater to them all. America’s new religion is sex in all forms, and in all fashions. We have been desensitized to sin and seduced by sex. We are a hell bound nation. The worst of it is that our children are bearing the brunt of our lust and being exploited by the thousands in the sex trafficking industry, which is so much worse than any of us know. This is all about shock value and bringing down our nation’s defenses, so that after awhile it won’t bother you.

I know many of you don’t want to hear it, but it was the Obama presidency that opened the portal of sexuality here in America to a greater measure, and accelerated this vile filth from the pits of hell. Political authority from those eight disastrous years allowed a hell-bent, full-blown deviant spirit to rule, while the church played church grow-thism and designed a consumer model to keep attendance convenient and carnal.

And worse yet, now that a true presidential leader is putting a strangle hold on some of the darkness and prevailing progressivism, and draining the national swamp of its evil, people are having hissy fits as they scream for their Sodom and Gomorrah to remain unrestricted and unrestrained. Even professing Christians are now unashamedly Trump-haters, bashing our president at every turn. Stars of champion professional sports teams, who profess Christianity, boycott their visit to the White House in protest of the most Biblical and church friendly president we’ve ever had. Shame on you. You are poor, wretched, blind, and naked.

This double standard and highly hypocritical Christianity is a recipe for disaster. It’s the perfect storm. A sleepy church and a sinful society. Unholy Christ professors and a hell bent nation. Cowards and frauds in our pulpits who won’t preach the full truth, while the world parties on into eternal damnation.

Lord, have mercy.

We must possess an unwavering stand for truth and righteousness to thrive in the new era. Read about it in my new book, The Tumultuous 2020s. I believe it will be a great blessing to you. Here’s what Dr. Jeff Thompson said about it:

Please let me take a minute to recommend what I believe to be one of the most powerful prophetic addresses that i have ever read. Bert Farias pulls no punches and lays out a non-compromised Biblical Worldview regarding the “hot-button” issues of our day. Bible-believing Christians cannot afford to be complacent.

Bert’s books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day.

ETERNAL CROWNS AND REWARDS: THE REVELATION THAT REVOLUTIONIZED MY LIFE

“And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give to every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

Several years ago the Lord began dealing with me about preaching on “lost themes” (the end times, the rapture, the second coming of Christ, heaven, hell, holiness, the judgments of God, etc.). He said that there’s got to be more preaching on these themes for they are emphasized in the Scriptures. He said that there has been a diabolical silence on these topics. As I studied the Word of God I was amazed at how much content and emphasis is given to these vital themes. When is the last time you heard preaching on these themes?

One of the great themes I’ve given much thought to recently is concerning the judgment seat of Christ. This judgment does not involve our salvation but our works and subsequent rewards. Each act of our lives has been recorded and will be judged from the standpoint of both our zeal and our motives. All our works will be weighed on the basis of whether we have labored for the love and glory of God or for self-praise and the glory of man (Mat 6:1-6, 16-18). What have we built on the foundation of Jesus Christ? Have we given the Lord gold, silver and precious stones, or wood, hay and stubble (1 Cor 3:12)? Are our lives filled with hidden motives of pride, or pure motives of love?

The Word of God has much to say about crowns and rewards. For instance, did you know that there are at least five types of crowns mentioned in the scriptures? Here they are:

Incorruptible crown (1 Cor 9:25): A crown given to those who have kept their bodies under subjection.
Crown of rejoicing (1 Thes 2:19-20): A crown given to the soul winner.
Crown of glory (1 Pet 5:4): A crown given for full time service.
Crown of life (Rev 2:10): A crown given to the martyr.
Crown of righteousness (2 Tim 4:8): A crown given to those who love His appearing.

Did you know that at the judgment seat of Christ there will be terror (2 Cor 5:9-11), loss (1 Cor 3:15), and shame (1 John 2:28) for some believers? That is a solemn thought.

Did you know that in the world to come men will achieve different positions (Lk 19:11-19, Mat 25:23)? There will be a great difference in the rank and honor received by the saints in the next age. Man will not be rewarded or promoted on the basis of his natural talents and capabilities, but rather on his faithfulness to what was given him. Works that are done in faith, in love, and by the leading of the Holy Spirit will stand the test of God’s fire.

Above all these things, the apostle Paul hints of yet a greater prize which he himself was seeking.

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THE GREATEST PRIZE

“If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead…I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil 3:11, 14).

What is this prize that Paul exerted all his efforts to attain? It appears that he was seeking diligently to be a part of a first-fruits resurrection. The Scriptures teach that there is a definite order to the resurrection (1 Cor 15:22-23). Many believers don’t even realize that this is a prize to be won. If the apostle Paul was making every effort to attain to this prize, how much more ought we?

What is necessary to attain unto this first-fruits resurrection? Note Phil 3:7-10. In spite of all that Paul had attained to in ministry—visions and revelations, miracles, churches planted, ministry workers raised up—at the end of his life he was still in hot pursuit of yet a greater prize—to win Christ, to gain Christ, to know Him! This is more than salvation. Did you know that this is the greatest prize—to win closeness to Christ throughout eternity? Not every believer will have achieved an eternal position close to Christ. Just as it was during Jesus’ earth walk, so will it be throughout eternity that each follower will fall into a special group and classification. Jesus had 500 disciples, and then 70 closer, and then 12 even closer, and then the 3 who were closest to Him, and finally John the beloved who was Jesus’ closest disciple and friend. Let me tell you that my heart burns every time I ponder these things.

OUR WORKS ARE TRANSLATED INTO BUILDING MATERIALS TO FURNISH HEAVEN

“…You are God’s building…I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward” (1 Cor 3:9, 10, 14).

Did you also know that God uses things we give Him here on earth to add to the substance of heaven? God put David’s tears in a heavenly bottle and wrote them in a heavenly book (Ps 56:8). God took Cornelius’ prayers and money and translated them into a memorial in heaven (Acts 10:4). The prayers of the saints are transformed into heavenly incense before the throne (Rev 5:8). The righteous acts of the saints are translated into fine linen to array the Lamb’s wife (Rev 19:8). Know that every sacrifice and trial you handle in Christ here on the earth is translated into building material for God in heaven. All our earthly victories and maturity in Christ will add heavenly materiality to our spiritual house in heaven (1 Pet 2:5).

Our new home in heaven (John 14:2) will be established according to the works we build on the foundation of Jesus Christ while on the earth. Even the heavenly city of Jerusalem is being built with our earthly works of gold, silver, and precious stones with the wall of the city having its foundations serving as a memorial to the lives of the apostles (Rev 21:14). Isn’t it interesting that the New Jerusalem is called the Bride of Christ (Rev 21: 2, 9-11)? That’s because the entire city is made with materials furnished by real men and women of God who lived consecrated and surrendered lives to God.

Dear friends, there are times we may wonder if the Lord really sees every trial we endure and sacrifice we make to serve Him, but be assured that He does. And if we want to be wise servants, we would do well to consider our reward and eternal position.

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it” (1 Cor 9:24).

Let us run to win.

We must possess an unwavering stand for truth and righteousness to thrive in the new era. Read about it in my new book. I believe it will be a great blessing to you. Here’s what Dr. Jeff Thompson said about it:

Please let me take a minute to recommend what I believe to be one of the most powerful prophetic addresses that i have ever read. Bert Farias pulls no punches and lays out a non-compromised Biblical Worldview regarding the “hot-button” issues of our day. Bible-believing Christians cannot afford to be complacent.

Bert’s books