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.

20 thoughts on “ONLY THIS KIND OF PRAYER WILL OVERCOME THE TUMULT OF THE 2020s

  1. “How ecstatic you can be when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me! So leap for joy—since your heavenly reward is great. For you are being rejected the same way the prophets were before you.” Matt 5:11-13

  2. Sir, you are not alone, you have the backing of heaven.
    You and your lady wife are lovers of the truth, jewels in God’s crown, please don’t let the fiery darts of the enemy get through.
    I pray that you may know His love even more intimately, in these last of the most dreadful days. That as you gaze upon His face – receive His smile and hear His Words – “my beloved son; in whom I am well pleased”.
    You dwell in the secret place of the Most High and shelter under His vast wings, what better place to be!
    May the Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and encourage you through His grace to continue to run the race that you have been called to run – to the end. You sir, are indeed part of God’s remnant, and your reward for overcoming will be the catching away of His remnant people on that great and fearful day of His awesome return.

  3. Dear brother thank you for sharing your heart and experience and therefore encouragement with us. I am being reminded of Ephesians 2:19-21, how we are now members of the household of God built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone. Our lives are to be shaped by the cross, by the example of love, of laying down our lives for God, His gospel, one another and our enemies. Christ being our cornerstone and his apostles and prophets who take up the path of the suffering servant lead the way by example so that the rest of the body can also take up the same example. We as the body of Christ are to take up the cruciform life and we do so for two main reasons. First, for the glory and honor of the one who first died for us and second for others that they might come into the same hope that we have. For the day of the Lord is at hand and we will all give an account but for those who have patiently endured will receive such a glorious inheritance.
    So again dear brother thank you for your vulnerability and sharing for it helps us to press in more and not to count it a strange thing if we encounter various trials or reviling such as these.
    Giving ourselves to prayer and fellowship with the Holy Ghost is more needed than ever. I for one am encouraged by your example.
    God bless you brother.

  4. Bert, your vulnerability in this post brought me to tears. I even wrote some sentences in my journal for my own journey, as they touched me so deeply. I appreciate your faithful heart so much.

  5. Mr. Farias thank you ever so much for sharing the Truth. I just purchased three of your books, The Real Gospel, 2020 and Cleansing the temple.I share your posts and will begin to support your ministry.In appreciation of your service Manfred Hack hackm@shaw.ca 

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

  6. Your words and books have helped me tremendously in my Spiritual life. May the Lord Jesus keep you and may His face continually shine on you.
    You are and have been a great blessing to me.

  7. Thank you for standing, and continuing to stand for the truth, in the midst of viciousness! Especially, that you shared your prayer experience–that’s an encouragement, and something to look to as a precious hope, to experience as well!

  8. Bro. Bert, this to me is really the true picture of what the world is right now.
    However, remain the voice that will never be silenced by any uproar or about what “men or people will say” instead, stick to and speak what God commands you to say.
    I pray that God pour out strength and courage into your inner being.
    God bless you.
    Paul

  9. I have read all of your recent articles on these topics and I agree with you 100%!!!
    I thank God that you have the courage and the platform to speak out against these things. It amazes me how blinded some people are. Very sad. Especially in the church.
    May God keep you doing what you do!
    Blessings, Ken

    From: The Flaming Herald
    Reply-To: The Flaming Herald
    Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 5:02 AM
    To: Ken Polk
    Subject: [New post] ONLY THIS KIND OF PRAYER WILL OVERCOME THE TUMULT OF THE 2020s

    holyfireorg posted: “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, twist”

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