PASTORS, IT’S TIME TO BE A THERMOSTAT AND NO LONGER A THERMOMETER

I read these words from a parishioner. The following kind of thing is happening in “conservative” churches across the country:

The pastor would not answer my question when I asked him privately how he would handle it if a church member were supporting pro-abortion political candidates. 

Then he started calling the 2020 riots “protests against injustice.” 

Then he taught a class on politics and church life and he said: “If you tell people it is immoral to vote a certain way, you are being improperly divisive within the church.”

I decided to leave at that point.

This kind of thing in one form or another is happening everywhere.

In the last week, I have heard of dozens of people with stories similar to this one.

They have outsourced their thinking to Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever, Russell Moore, and Timothy Keller. This is the tragic result.

For some of these effeminate-minded pastors, God may grant repentance once they recognize their error. But until that time comes, God will have a remnant who will rise up and say “enough is enough.”

DIFFERENCE BETWEEEN A THERMOMETER AND A THERMOSTAT

To some people this example may seem small, insignificant, or inconsequential, but they couldn’t be more wrong. For within it contains the key to saving the nation. If pastors do not stand up in the authority of Scripture and speak boldly in this hour the Church will cease to be the final hurdle and firewall to the radical Leftist agenda for the takeover of America. The nation is in need of strong, bold, and courageous local pastors or shepherds. You can have apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers, but without strong local church pastors the power that comes from gathering together will fade and the fruit will not be maintained.

Have you ever thought about the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? A thermometer takes the temperature outside, or in a room, or in a human body etc. In other words, a thermometer blends in with the atmosphere, the culture, and the prevailing attitude or progressive perspectives of our day. A thermostat sets the temperature in a room. It changes the atmosphere and dictates the culture. Christians are called to be change agents. We are not called to blend in but to stick out. Let me ask you: Are you a thermometer or a thermostat?

The aforementioned parishioner was compelled to leave his local church because the pastor had become a thermometer. He had stopped being a bold and courageous voice for the pillar and ground of truth, which is the church. Instead he had become a voice for social justice, which is one of the most deceptive misdirection strategies and misinterpretations of the real gospel today. And it is being used to subtly render the church an ineffective witness — lukewarm, compromising, and good for nothing as Laodicea. When a church departs from the raw, naked, unfiltered truth of the gospel it ceases to be salt and light. Local pastors bear much of the responsibility when that happens.

“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim. 3:15).

Pastor, if social justice has become more important to you than compliance to Scripture you are a thermometer.

Pastor, as an example, if you have allowed Covid-19 to close down your church you are a thermometer.

Pastor, if you submit to lawless illegitimate governmental rule, you have become a thermometer. You are not required to obey evil lawless government. Obedience is only required when civil government stays within the boundaries of God’s Law. Telling you to be silent, or to stop preaching the truth, or to tell you to close your church is being a “terror to good works”.

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake” (Rom 13:1-5).

When many Christians and pastors read those verses or teach on them, they don’t include verse 3, and when they don’t, it changes the entire context of what Paul is trying to say to the Romans.

Rulers are not to be a terror to good works but to evil. Preaching the gospel, helping the poor, healing the sick are not evil works and we are not under any obligation to obey such laws or ordinances. Jesus alone is Lord, and lawless government has no authority over the church and its pastors! This is not a trivial issue. Did you know that Covid-19 alone has shut down 90% of American churches?

The times we are coming into right now will require greater strength, boldness, and courage than ever before for the opposition and persecution shall be greater. I will further speak to that issue in future blogs.

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BERT & CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE

If the devil can’t render a minister ineffective or ruin their testimony through some cheap thrill like adultery or other sexual escapade as he did with Ravi Zecharias and Carl Lentz, he will attack you with sickness and disease. Last March I suffered a stroke, which I was recovering from nicely before suffering a setback through complications. The rest of 2020 I was in and out of hospitals seeking the help I needed. 

Before I could fully recover and be restored to health, Carolyn was diagnosed with a sarcoma (a form of cancer) that required four different surgeries to remove it all including reconstructive surgery to fill in the hole it left in her lower leg. Finally, six weeks of radiation was required to deal with any residue that may have remained.

The radiation may have killed any remaining cancer, but it also did damage to her leg for which she will soon require yet another surgery. Ugh!!! 

Here we are almost a year later in March 2021 and both of us are still receiving treatment and surgery. We have not traveled and ministered for nearly a year and are grateful at how the Father has provided for us and taken care of us. We’d like to thank you, our friends and partners for being God’s supply line during this extremely difficult season of our lives.

One way the Father took care of us was by sending our son Daniel home from Atlanta where he’d been living and working the last few years. He is now living with us and has been such a strength and a help to us in so many ways. 

Moreover, all of this happened in the midst of a pandemic and a crazy election season. What a critical time for the nation and the Church! We can’t wait to be on the road again preparing the body of Christ for the perilous times we now find ourselves coming into. There is no need to worry or fret, however; God has a brilliant plan. We must all continue to do our part to advance the kingdom of God.

ATTEMPTS TO ELIMINATE GOD AND CONSERVATISM FROM AMERICA WILL BOTH INTENSIFY AND BACKFIRE

Recently I came across a short video by one of my favorite ministers and authors Mario Murillo. In this 9:41 minute video he brings another perspective to the election results that agrees with some thoughts that I’ve had myself. I shared them on Facebook but thought it would reach even more people by blogging them out.

I am not a Republican or a Democrat but first a citizen of God’s kingdom. But I care deeply about the exposure of all the treachery, corruption, and wickedness in our government and the recent election process. And God does, too. I pray continually toward that end that true justice and righteousness be exalted in our land and among our leaders. One of the most important duties of kingdom citizens is to vote for righteous leaders, especially in governments representing their nations. For example, more professing Christians would do well to follow the Biblical guidelines for electing leaders:

“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens” (Ex. 18:21).

This is such a critical message for the hour we are living in because we are quickly reaching a crisis point in terms of the attempts to reduce and remove godly people from leadership positions in our nation and to eliminate true conservatives from every public platform — the entire tech infrastructure is now mobilizing to take true conservative outlets off the air, but their attempts will soon backfire. RINOS are not true conservatives. The true conservative populace are finding that out and will soon oust them from their positions through their non-vote.

It is common knowledge that social media organizations like Facebook and Twitter oppose righteous, conservative viewpoints that promote a Christian worldview. Look at what Twitter has done to conservative voices including President Donald Trump recently. The antichrist spirit is now the dominant spirit throughout America and the nations of the world with constant efforts to eliminate the true living God from the mainstream, but again their plans will backfire. Recent US elections bear witness to this, especially the most recent one, as the video says. However, we know their attempts will fail. Just give it some time. You and me, and all the believing ones, with God are a majority, and will always win in the end. Justice will prevail. The kingdom of God will advance.

President Donald Trump’s opposition to the left’s liberal policies, the dark plans of the elite in government, religion, and business, the UN agenda for a global reset and a One World Order are the reasons for much of the left’s hatred of him. As a matter of fact, his improbable victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 upset the left’s evil plans to continue on with Obama’s wicked agenda to secularize and sodomize the United States of America and continue to pull it toward a One World Order government. Not only was the last democratic administration responsible for the legalization of gay marriage, the promotion of Islam, but the rise in abortions and the widespread increase of sex trafficking, notably pedophelia. I know that latter part may be new and surprising to some people, but my research tells me it’s so and reliable sources report such. It shall be brought to light in the days ahead.

God will see to it that the most innocent and vulnerable in our society will be brought to justice, and the terrible things done to them brought to light. Yet many Christians voted for him, especially African-Americans. Furthermore, the same people voted for Joe Biden, a puppet to the leftist evil agenda. Wake up to righteousness people! I write this to your shame.

Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God” (1 Cor. 15:34).

The democratic administration and its present leadership are wicked. And some Republicans are, too. Our allegiance in this hour must be to the Living God and His kingdom. After all, our citizenship is in heaven. But understand that at this writing Joe Biden has signed over 50 executive orders already, most of which promote unrighteousness and wickedness and does not help the average American. In fact, it does the opposite and lays heavy burdens on them. It reminds of what Jesus said of the Pharisees and wicked rulers of His day:

For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers” (Matt. 23:4).

All it’s (the signing of executive orders) doing is undoing what President Trump did. But I believe all the evil plans of the democratic party and some RINOS (Republicans in name only who are in alliance with the evil) will soon be brought to light. If only more professing Christians acted like Christians at the ballot box our nation would’ve never reached this point of crisis. If you are guilty, you can still repent. God will forgive you.

I have good news. For the truly repentant and believing ones, joy and victory is coming in the morning…in due season, we will see the hand of God moving on behalf of righteousness and holiness. Be patient. Be prayerful. Get in your secret place and you will soon see what was averted because of God’s intervention. There will be hardship and some persecution and suffering, but joy and celebration on the sanctified ones.

Read the following verses very carefully. Believe and follow their admonition in this hour.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret (much will soon be exposed politically in our nation). But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says “Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise,redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:8-16).

PART II

There has been much controversy and much confusion concerning the recent election, as indicated by posts I’ve seen on social media and one I shared myself just yesterday. Please do yourself a great favor and carve out a little over 30 minutes of your time to enlighten and educate yourself concerning the enormity of the corruption and money laundering backing many organizations — most of which operate under bogus philanthropies that are used to win elections, fund abortion, aid in global depopulation, and influence the dark UN plan for a One World Order.

I’ve known a little of this stuff, but the video below has widened my understanding of it, and consequently increased my grief and burden for the Church, America, and the nations. Some people just have no clue about this, and many Christians sadly are among the ignorant. By watching this video and doing your own research you will understand what really happened with the recent election. Some of you will be wowed. It will both break your heart and stir a great righteous indignation in you. Hopefully, it will lead you to prayer and action, and repentance if necessary.

Beloved, we are living in very tumultuous times and gross darkness is all around us. As the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ we must be One and we must be Light and Love in this hour and make God visible by our witness. I’m going to be writing and preaching more on this and helping to prepare God’s people for the Lord’s soon return. This is very very serious stuff involving the antichrist system, the beast, and the glorious Church being positioned for exploits in these end times.

The devil tried to kill me recently with complications from a stroke, which I’m still recovering from as the Lord has been merciful to me. Carolyn was also set back due to her cancer surgeries and has had a very long and slow recovery. I’ll be giving you another update soon on the state of our health. Good news. The devil is endeavoring to shut the mouths of preachers in this hour and silence the bold and righteous witnesses of the Lord. We must resist his efforts to steal, kill, and destroy us. We must also resist his efforts to censor us, silence us, and move us into fear and compromise. This video is only one, a sequel in a long series of videos. I encourage you to watch this one and then decide if you want more. I pray it will enlighten you, educate you, and stir you like it did me and my family. Resist the thoughts that it is all conspiracy. It is not. There is much truth in it. Be blessed everyone. Here it is:

THE FALL OF THE CABAL

God bless you and I love you all.

Bert Farias

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According to some underground sources, a ring of gross wickedness exists in our government and has for a long time. For instance, the Obamas are a crime family and have been engaged in a pedophelia sex trafficking ring for years. As are the Clintons. Hillary had plans to promote this sort of evil by doing away with conservative voices in our government and Supreme Court. Who do you think played the biggest role in the death of Justice Anthony Scalia? That’s why her election loss to President Trump was such a shock to her and the liberals. Even some Supreme Court justices are wicked and promote this sort of evil.

BERT & CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE

Dear Partners & Friends,

Carolyn and I would like to express our gratitude at this time for your continued financial support and the many special love offerings and gifts some of you have sent in during what has been the greatest trial of our lives and ministry, amidst such instability and uncertainty in our own nation.

From the depth of our hearts, there simply are not enough words to express our appreciation for your tokens of agape love, true friendship, and faithful partnership.

We’re still on the road to recovery and your love, prayers, and generous donations are cheering us up and cheering us on, and causing our hearts to abound with many thanksgivings to our bountiful God and Father.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

We’d also like to officially wish everyone a Happy New Year! Carolyn and I couldn’t be happier to say good-bye to 2020. 

At this writing Carolyn continues to recover from four cancer surgeries, and I’ve had multiple complications from the stroke I suffered in March, the most recent and  worst of which I was hospitalized through the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays — a total of six weeks.

Carolyn and I have been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the body of Christ. Many thanks to you for your gifts of love!

Our hope is to recover soon and be on the road again ministering the word of God. Please stand with us to that end. 

Much love,

Bert and Carolyn  

HEALTH UPDATE: HOME!

The big news around here is that after 3 surgeries and 3 weeks of recovery in the hospital without visitors, Carolyn was discharged on June 11 and is home. Yay! Our son Daniel is also home! Double yay!! Actually, much to our delight, he is here for two reasons: 1) to help us and be a strength to us; 2) and for six weeks of job training that he will carry with him and work remotely from his apartment in Atlanta.

Furthermore, he can move anywhere in the country, and take this job with him. For an inspiring actor, that’s big. Our seed is highly favored and shall be mighty on earth, because he fears the Lord and delights in God’s commandments (Ps. 112:1-2). We are so happy to be together as a little family for the first time since last Christmas.

After a little over five weeks at home, Carolyn is healing nicely.  She is now able to stand and walk more and more every day. We rejoice in  her progress. Her leg bandages, one on each upper leg, and another one on her left calf, where the cancerous tumor was removed, have to be changed twice a day.

The surgeon took a skin graft from her right leg, and that is healing really good. In fact, the bandage or covering on that leg was permanently removed, so the skin can breathe and new skin can form quicker. The best way to describe that upper leg is like grating a piece of cheese or looking at a massive rug burn that peeled a foot of skin off. Ouch! My baby doll has been so brave, and the Lord has shown us His divine intervention and loving kindnesses in so many ways through the body of Christ. 

The journey ahead is still long with 6 weeks of radiation remaining, but the days now are definitely brighter.

UPDATE ON BERT BY ROY FARIAS

 

 

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION: THE CONDITION OF DEPARTED SPIRITS

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

A couple of years ago I preached a message on The Law Of Attraction using Rev. 22:11 as an opening text, explaining that the condition of departed spirits who’ve left this earth is irreversible. After death you will be drawn to the ruling passions you were drawn to in this life. This means that if you were drawn to places where sin reigns such as night clubs, bars, porn sites, to where evil is glorified, to where profanity, obscenities, and curses are spoken, then you will leave this earth and be pulled toward the place of those ruling desires. In this case, hell.

If you are a slave to sin and cannot stop its bondage in your life…if you do not enjoy worshiping and sharing Jesus…if you resist spiritual instruction and holy preaching you are in danger of eternal perdition. If you do not have mental freedom and peace deep down inside your spiritual nature is not in accord with God.

Heaven is for the pure and holy. Heaven is for those whose natures have changed, who’ve truly repented and been born again, and who love Jesus with all their hearts and are living wholly for Him. Holiness and sin can never touch each other. There can be no mixture. Good and evil cannot harmonize. The sinful nature of man can never harmonize with the intense purity and holiness of heaven. A sinner would be in complete discord and agony in heaven.

You’re either born again with a new nature that loves and practices righteousness or you’re still in your sins and practicing unrighteousness. Heaven and hell are determined by you and your nature, not God. He has sent Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed that you might repent and believe the gospel and be born again (Jn. 3:7) and given power to become sons of God (Jn. 1:12).

What I’m saying is this: The great purpose of divine revelation is to warn men that their manner of living in this world has a permanent effect on their eternal destiny. Humanity’s time on the earth is very brief compared to eternity and serves to only be a dressing room to prepare your soul for eternity and secure fitness for the next life. This is what should have every man’s reverent attention in this life.

Do not let the devil lie to you and tell you that you will be unhappy if you repent and live a holy lifestyle and that somehow you’ll be missing out on the fun. Don’t believe the big lie of Satan that there can be no real enjoyment in life if you stop sinning. The truth is that the person who has truly repented has no desire to sin. The grace of God is given to a person who repents and changes that person’s desires and empowers him to live for Christ.

The fake love gospel void of repentance has deceived many. The hyper-grace gospel void of repentance has deceived many. The diabolical silence on holiness and such themes as the cross, the blood, and hell have bred defective believers who profess Christ but in works and obedience deny Him.

Many in and outside the church need to repent and believe the gospel. If we just do that it will change the Church and the nation.

Bert Farias’ 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 turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on this website. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page, or Twitter.

 

AN URGENT PROPHETIC ALERT AND WARNING FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST FROM JEREMIAH JOHNSON

Perhaps some of you have seen this prophetic alert that has gone viral to over a million people at last count. Because of the urgency and importance of this incredible prophetic encounter that our brother Jeremiah Johnson was granted, I share it  for the Church to target their prayers as the Lord leads. Thank God for wisdom and revelation that came from this encounter. 

Released on June 1, 2020

Dear Saints and Leaders,

On the night of May 30th, while praying and pacing over the United States in my home around 2 am, a demonic entity appeared right before me in an open vision. This type of encounter has only ever happened one other time while I was ministering in a foreign country in 2015. I have always engaged in this type of spiritual warfare while asleep and dreaming prophetically, but rarely if ever to this degree while awake.

This demonic entity had a visible and deep scar underneath its right eye, but it also had the ability to mutate or rather change forms. I watched this “being” morph several times right in front of me, yet the gash below its right eye remained.

It pointed its finger right in my face and said, “I exist to deceive the whole world. Just as there are forerunners in the kingdom of God that go before the Son of Man, so I am a forerunning spirit in the kingdom of darkness that has been sent before the coming of the man of lawlessness.”

It continued, “The scar underneath my right eye has come at the hands of the praying Church, for many of them in this hour have begun to detect our true plans and purposes to disrupt systems, divert attention, and release chaos in the land.”

1. Disrupt Systems
2. Divert Attention
3. Release Chaos

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At this point in the encounter, the hair on my body was standing straight up as I had never been told anything like this at length by a demonic entity. Suddenly, all I can describe is the authority and mind of Christ came upon me and I pointed my finger back at this demon and demanded, “Who is the source behind your power and influence?”

It began to laugh hysterically, a sound that still taunts me and with great rage this demon answered and roared, “The Media!”

I fixed my gaze upon it and said, “You devil that has come to deceive the whole world through the media and is being exposed right now, I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to reveal your agenda!”

With a sneer it began to manifest a foul spirit and the first wave I smelled was FEAR. I saw the Coronavirus spreading across the whole world and the spirit of fear attached to it. The second wave of stench the demon manifested was HATE and I saw the cities on fire and racism escalating. The third wave that came was GREED and it was the strongest of all the smells.

In that moment of time, by way of Holy Spirit revelation, I understood that what we are witnessing in 2020, beyond a virus and beyond racism and police brutality is a diabolical and sinister agenda called “greed”. A wave of fear has hit through the virus and now a wave of anger through the riots, but the real culprit is greed!

In other words, the world is being held hostage right now by demonic forces preparing the way for the man of lawlessness. There is so much deception being spread through the media that now we must understand what we are “seeing” and “hearing” on the news and social media is a simple diversion from the real truth!

I’m telling you right now by the Spirit of God that what is happening in our world today has surpassed a virus, racism, and police brutality and the sooner we recognize what’s really going on, the sooner we can gain the victory!

For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, we must now begin to target our prayers on the spirit of greed and understand the fight is regarding the finances!

The finances behind the virus!

The finances behind the rioting and looting!

The finances behind taking down the President!

Millions are being sold a false report. The african american race and their justified pain is being preyed on by an agenda filled with greed! The agenda behind the virus and hopes to vaccinate and dominate is greed!

After this encounter I finally see it like never before!

China. The WHO. George Soros. Bill Gates.

Follow the spirit of greed in this hour and it will not only expose the agenda behind the fear and hate but it will lead you to the freedom only found in TRUTH!

-Jeremiah Johnson

Bert Farias’ 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 turning away from the truth we are seeing today. The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond is his latest release to help believers navigate through the new decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Other materials/resources are available on this website. You can follow him personally on Facebook, his Facebook ministry page, or Twitter.

 

WHY ARE SO MANY CHURCHES NOT EVEN PRAYING RIGHT NOW?

Some dear pastor friends of mine who lead a church in South Jersey have been in fervent prayer for 9 weeks via conference call and regularly taking communion (others are praying together online via Zoom or Skype or some other vehicle). But in their region many churches are not even making any effort to pray corporately. And I’m afraid this pattern is consistent nationwide. Thank God for the churches who are giving themselves to serious prayer in this evil hour, but why are so many not praying?

The short answer is lethargy.

The dictionary defines lethargy as a lack of energy or enthusiasm. It is a a pathological state of sleepiness or deep unresponsiveness and inactivity. Spiritually, prayerlessness is rooted in a lack of love.

“Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me”… (Rom. 15:30)

Notice the expression, “that you strive together with me in prayers TO GOD for me…

This statement may seem obvious, but we pray TO GOD. So many forget the simplicity and potency of that truth. In other words, to pray to God is to put our total dependence on Him.

Honestly, prayerlessness is such a sin and a state of spiritual poverty in many churches today because it is an indicator of our independence FROM GOD.

In times like these, acting and living independently from God is spiritual suicide.

Jesus gave another reason for this lack of love:

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” (Matt. 24:9).

With the COVID-19 pandemic birthing such fear in the world and now hate-filled lawlessness abounding nationwide, sadly the love of many is growing cold. This love is agape, the God-kind of love, found only in believers, who are to be the conscience and voice of the nation during such evil times, and who are to pray effectually to thwart off Satan and the hordes of hell who are wrecking havoc on America and the world.

How is it that the love of believers can grow cold in such times of trouble and crisis? It is the plan of Satan in every generation to lull the church to sleep where prayerlessness becomes the norm. A prayerless church in nearly worthless. They are no threat to Satan and his evil plans and schemes.

AN INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER

Notice from the following incredible encounter that young prophet Jeremiah Johnson recently had that alerted and shook up the body of Christ in America and worldwide, who it is that does the most damage to Satan’s kingdom:

“On the night of May 30th, while praying and pacing over the United States in my home around 2 am, a demonic entity appeared right before me in an open vision. This type of encounter has only ever happened one other time while I was ministering in a foreign country in 2015. I have always engaged in this type of spiritual warfare while asleep and dreaming prophetically, but rarely if ever to this degree while awake.

“This demonic entity had a visible and deep scar underneath its right eye, but it also had the ability to mutate or rather change forms. I watched this being morph several times right in front of me, yet the gash below its right eye remained.

“It pointed its finger right in my face and said, I exist to deceive the whole world. Just as there are forerunners in the kingdom of God that go before the Son of Man, so I am a forerunning spirit in the kingdom of darkness that has been sent before the coming of the man of lawlessness.

It continued, “The scar underneath my right eye has come at the hands of the praying Church, for many of them in this hour have begun to detect our true plans and purposes to disrupt systems, divert attention, and release chaos in the land.”

A NEW BIRTHING IS COMING

The apostle Paul said this: “Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light. See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:14-16.

In my latest book, The Tumultuous 2020s And Beyond, I wrote of a spiritual dream my wife had where The Lord showed her that the true condition of many in the body of Christ was one of sleepiness and slumber—under-utilized, under-achieving, and not living up to its potential, power, and effectiveness. But the good news is that is about to change.

In this dream my wife was pregnant and the surgeon wanted to perform a C-section and cut her open, but someone told her that she didn’t have to give birth the old way as before, but instead she could give birth God’s way — in the Spirit. At that moment, beginning from her navel, there was an expansion of her belly that blossomed out.

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INTERPRETATION: There is a super strength in the Spirit for the body of Christ to give birth to a move of God and an awakening right now, but many only need to arise from their state of slumber.

In this dream my wife saw the body of Christ awakening from her slumber and literally get out of bed.

Church, I know right now it may not look like it, but this is our finest hour! Let us get out of bed and arise from our slumber, and give ourselves to prayer and the Lord’s purposes.

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HEALTH UPDATE: DETAILS FOR OUR CARING FRIENDS AND THOSE INTERESTED

BERT

After having a stroke on March 19 I spent 4 days in ICU and another 12 days in a Rehab hospital. Once I was released from the  hospital, I started outpatient rehab at another nearby center twice a week for the entire month of April. My therapists told me I made great progress and regained much of my left-side-of-the-body strength and mobility, but I wasn’t satisfied. They said I was 80-90% restored, but I had asked the Lord for 110%. True restoration not only recovers what the devil stoled, but more than what you had before, not only physically but in other ways as well. Trials are a part of life, and they should make you better, stronger, and wiser.

Once I completed my rehab at the facility at the end of April, I continued rehab at home in May. You might be wondering what rehab consists of.  For me, It covers three areas of therapy:

  1. Physical therapy: I do a list of 14 exercises to strengthen the left side of my body including  balance and mobility, with two reps each about 3 times per week.
  2. Occupational therapy: I do several left hand and finger exercises such as turning coins over on a table in order to regain my motor skills 3 times per week.
  3. Speech therapy: I do some facial exercises along with speech repetition of various difficult phrases to loosen my left side facial muscles and mouth, which also loosens the brain, believe it or not.

The Lord has greatly helped me to stay with it, especially during challenging periods within this season of demonic attack. 

The month of May marked the completion of another month of therapy and even though I’m doing well, I intend to continue through most of the summer. I’m doing all this while still doing a lot of reading, writing, and praying as well as maintaining my home responsibilities, the most important of which is caring for Carolyn, although at this writing she is not here (more on her in a moment). However, for me the most critical element of all this therapy is getting sufficient rest and sleep because my brain is still healing. 

We will run our race, finish our course, fulfill our calling, and be back ministering soon. 

CAROLYN 

Here’s a little more background on Carolyn’s situation for those who do not know. On May 8 Carolyn had outpatient surgery to remove a low grade sarcoma from her left calf (about a 90 minute surgery) . A few days later the pathological findings discovered that the low grade sarcoma had become more aggressive and was now a grade 2 and even 3, and there were more of these cells that remained in her calf area. In other words, the surgeon didn’t get all of it, so he went back in and did a similar second surgery a week later on May 14, hoping he got all of it this time before scheduling reconstructive surgery (plastic surgery) for May 21.

As they began the third surgery they found a little more of those damnable lingering higher grade sarcoma cells and for the first 20 minutes they removed those before moving on to the reconstructive part, which took another 5+ hours. The reconstruction consisted of taking skin grafts from the upper part of Carolyn’s left leg and filling in the hole in her calf. Ouch! It hurts me just to write all this. I must say that Carolyn has been a trooper throughout this entire ordeal and God’s abundant grace and the effectual prayers of faithful, loving friends have sustained her.  

Presently she’s in a hospital 90 minutes north of here recovering and beginning a little of her own therapy. Today is her 12th day there. We just got news today that she will be transferred to a rehab facility probably in Concord, NH, which is much closer to home (about 45 minutes), so hopefully, if they allow visitors, I will be able to visit her, because she could be there as long as two weeks  [ I just called that facility and the no visitor policy is still in place )-:  ]

The surgeon told us from the beginning she would not be able to stand for the first two weeks of her recovery. She’s almost at that point. The recovery from this type of surgery is a very delicate process and much caution must be exercised to avoid tearing the skin, causing any drainage, or a lack of proper blood flow to the calf which could result in a setback, or God forbid, even more surgery to mend it. She is just now beginning to use the bathroom with assistance, which is a huge step forward. She is healing and improving by the day. I sure do miss her and it gets awful lonesome around here at home, but the Lord has provided great company and fellowship in this season of prayer and reflection.  

Great news, though!  It’s all temporary and it all shall pass. Our beloved son Daniel will be coming home for a lengthy stay and we’ll soon be together and reunited as a family. I can hardly wait.

Our little family will all be together soon.

One note: Daniel who has God-given dreams like his Momma, dreamt some time ago that the devil was going to try and kill both his parents. He made intercession for the situation before he knew anything about it. Praise the Lord! 

Finally, we cannot give enough thanks for the outpouring of love, support, and goodness we’ve received from dear friends. From the heart-felt prayers, the long phone calls from a few trusted friends who were privy to the many secret struggles we were enduring, to the groceries and meals some brought to our home, and the flowers Carolyn received in the hospital this week. We’ve always appreciated the body of Christ, but not quite as much as we do now. We need one another. 

They say every test produces a testimony. Well, we have a testimony to tell for the glory of God. In time we will tell more of it and see an increase of God’s wisdom and the anointing as we tell it. 

Abundant grace and multiplied peace to those who are presently facing divers trials and temptations. We pray for you, and will leave you with these scriptures that have become anchors to my own soul to encourage you:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5).

“…He is faithful Who has promised! (Heb. 11:11)! 

Warm Jesus love to you all,

Bert and Carolyn 

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THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s AND AMERICA’S LAST CALL

Could what the late prophet Kenneth E. Hagin saw in September 1950 vision is upon us? 

“I looked at the scroll again, and again I looked to see what I had read about. I saw the skyline of a large city. Looking closer, I saw the skyscrapers were burned out hulls. Portions of the city lay in ruins. It was not written that just one city would be destroyed, burned, and in ruins, but that there would be many such cities. 

The Lord then began to speak to him about America’s last call and the end of all things being at hand. 

I wrote these words nearly a month ago:

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has altered our nation, but will it be temporary? Remember, Pharaoh reneged on his promises to let God’s people go. He was not sincere. God is looking for sincerity and humility in America, in both repentance and our service to Him.

I’m warning you that if pride and arrogance continue to rule today’s church leaders and there is insincere repentance and we return to life as usual, there is something else that will come on the heels of this virus that will alter life in America again. I wish it were not so, and I hope I’m wrong. The effects of another national crisis may last longer than this one. Depending on how the church and people respond to the second thing (I don’t sense it will be another pandemic, but something else), there will be a third crisis that will change our nation for good, unless there is humility and heartfelt repentance that leads into a Spirit-filled movement and a national awakening.

Now we can see that the racial riots and senseless actions of violent thugs and looters over the unlawful death (really murder) of George Floyd that are sweeping  across our nation is indeed a second crisis.

Oh people, it’s time to serve the Lord with holy fear and trembling. To those who’ve been genuinely born again, God is our Father who loves us with an everlasting love, but don’t forget He is also a consuming fire, and it is a fearful thing to fall into His hands (Heb. 10:31). He loves even His enemies and desires to keep His hand of protection over our lives, families and nation, but we must cooperate with Him. He is patiently waiting for the precious fruit of the earth (James 5:7)and a glorious Church to arise from her anemic state and offer to Him the reward of His sacrifice.  Jesus is returning for such a Church – one who loves not their lives even unto death. He loves His church and the world so much and desires His best for all, but we must submit to Him or His protection will be removed off our nation even more, and Satan will continue to defile our land. 

Floyd protest photos - AP

 

Here is a brother calling for a counter peacemaker movement:

We wake up this morning to a new trauma and an urgent invitation. Please make no mistake as you read headlines about “Protesters” and violence, survey the damage, and pick the broken pieces. Yesterday there were hundreds if not thousands of peaceful prayer vigils hosted by communities of faith. And there were hyped up but physically non-violent “protests” in different places which could be more likened to rallies.

However AFTER those, cities all over America were assaulted. There is a major difference between a protest and a riot. But what I witnessed late last night isn’t rioting. It was a calculated Anarchist attack by those who: 1. Have no hope 2. Believe there is NO value in non-violence 3. Are committed to violent overthrow of the present systems. 4. Possess no fear of God therefore possessing no foundation for internal restraint, moral governance, or the need to be governed. In sociology, a tipping point is a point in time when a group—or many group members—rapidly and dramatically change behavior by widely adopting a previously rare practice. This usually happens when the shelf life of what is standard practice, has expired or grown stale. WE ARE IN A TIPPING POINT.

Historically in America, these types of groups were considered “fringe” but today many of them have the loudest voice BECAUSE WE are not physically PRESENT. The number of black, white, Asian, Latino, and native Americans who DO NOT BELIEVE THOSE THINGS FAR OUTNUMBER those with anarchists ideas, and we are literally HANDING them the tipping point advantage.

I’m as upset and hurt by the failures of America and the police as the next man but this ENTIRE GAME is changing QUICKLY. People died last night and early this morning but the coming bloodshed will be far more grievous. I write this through dried out and blurry eyes, on less than 4 hours of rest as I attempt to keep rinsing the remnants of the tear gas that got into them. Myself and just a few of my friends stood, prayed, confronted, and tried to de-escalate the crisis as OUTSIDERS looted businesses, hurled rocks at the police, damaged properties, and RE-TRAUMATIZED my already deeply wounded city of Ferguson, Missouri.

Based not only on what I have known and experienced for many years, but what I have assessed from last night. (or I should say this morning) If MASSES are not mobilized as PEACEMAKERS in order to take control of the narrative within the next 24-72 hours; just as quickly as COVID-19 changed nations almost overnight, we will not recognize this country one week from today.

I’m going LIVE on @Civilrighteousness for the 8:18a est/7:18a morning rally in our #ISAIAH58fast and doing the DAY 2- PEACEMAKING devotional in the Field Action Guide.(you can download it for free at civilrighteousness.org)

THEN I want to share a strategy that I believe could actually significantly impact the trajectory of where this is headed if implemented immediately by even 5% of those who do not share Anarchist belief systems. Please check it out. — Jonathan Jermaine Thomas

Violent protest against police killing of George Floyd in NYC

I partly agree with Jonathan and applaud his valiant efforts. But we need more than a peace-making movement. We need a mushrooming prayer movement the likes of the prayer revival of 1830-31 that began with lunch time prayer meetings with an outpouring of heart-felt contrition and broken confession of people’s sins that swept through the churches and then the nation. We also need the fearless boldness, and firepower of Pentecost to kick us out of the four walls of our churches, and as Jonathan stated, be a presence in these cities. 

WHERE IS THE CHURCH?

Here’s what Mario Mario so succinctly stated yet again in his latest blog:

“Meanwhile, the true resistance—with the exception of a prophetic core— is asleep at the wheel. The army that holds the only answer to racial injustice—for the most part—doesn’t know who they are. They took the gold out of their message and replaced it with powerless sermons made of tin.

“Had there been more of the fire of God in the church, there would be less fires in the streets. If there was more of hell preached in the pulpit, there would be less hell being lived out in the inner city. The people with the solution and something relevant to say, are apologizing instead of evangelizing. The people with the bankrupt human remedy who have nothing to say, are declaring it with conviction.”

Mario is right! The people with no remedy or solution tell a lie with conviction while the Church tells the truth so poorly. We have got to do better! I believe God always has a Divine response to such evil and destruction in our nation, and it is always through His glorious Body and mighty army that it must come. We need the supernatural activity of God right now working though His people. Nothing else will work. 

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