ABOUT

“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and yet lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)

Hi! My name is Bert Farias. I’m a son of first generation Portuguese immigrants. I was raised as a devout Roman Catholic, very learned in all the Catholic sacraments, traditions, and prayers.  I was thoroughly converted at 22 years of age when JESUS became real to  me. I left everything to follow Him. I packed 5 suitcases full of my belongings, got on a bus, and moved half way across the country, where I knew not a soul, to study the Bible. Then God baptized me in fire and sent me forth as a missionary and zealous street preacher.

I’ve preached on the streets, in the open air, taught in Bible schools, and preached around the world. I speak in churches and in other nations, with a passion to know JESUS more and to make Him known.

I’m also an author of several books and a blogger with a focus on doing my part to help restore the real spirit of Christianity in the Church today.

I try to live soberly knowing that all of humanity  lives one heartbeat away from eternity. The guilty sinners who’ve not yet come into a saving knowledge and obedience to Jesus Christ live in a state of constant danger. It is painful to watch the multitudes give themselves over to sin, humanistic philosophies, empty and dead religions, and demonic agendas. Knowing that I was headed in the same aimless direction, I offer people truth and mercy.

The purpose of this blog is to inspire passion and devotion to Jesus Christ, and to encourage you to set your affections on things above.

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May God multiply His grace in your life to love Him more and more.

“The depth of devotion to God – without this depth our crying out of other depths will never be heard.” Sir Richard Baker (1568-1645)

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  1. Dear Bert,
    I recently found your website and appreciate your preaching on holiness. You may be interested in our website http://www.ChristCrucified.info. It contains podcasts and teachings on how to walk in holiness. Many Christians want to live in sanctification but don’t know how. You may also be interested in some of the prophetic visions that we have posted. We read the 90 year old Norwegian woman’s prophetic vision, and it reminded us of what the Lord has shown us. May the Lord continue to guide you and reveal Himself to you.
    In His service,
    Peter

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  2. We are on vacation; on assignment. I found you on FB via Charisma. I have read some of your writings to my husband. Our condo is super charged with Holy Ghost fire! Can’t wait to get out and meet our God appointments for the day. Thank you Jesus for connecting us!

  3. You have taken the words right from my mouth! This is one of my biggest pet peaves. This needs to be address and I thank you for being so candid. We Christians needs to be united, whether we agree with other denominations or not. There’s enough darkness in this world. We don’t need to feed into it.

  4. Finally somebody that teaches the real gospel. There is so much nonsense and laziness out there. Nobody wants to fast and pray and sacrifice. Grace Grace and more grace; Jesus did it all. No wonder churches are not that full. I know many people now that are not in church cause they are all the same. Psychology catering to the flesh. We need to wake up and apply the bible to times today. I know now three people that teach the truth and you are one of them.
    Keep up the good work. And by the way, I think that the Daniel Fast is nonsense because in the bible the word “fast” is mentioned in the context with no FOOD of any kind. Afflicting oneself. We do not want any pain of any kind but we want all of God’s perks without sacrificing ourselves.
    We are weak and to be pitied.

    • Our church does the Daniel Fast every year. To me, it’s just a change of diet. I usually drink only water, no food, when I fast. I recently saw where the Jewish people fast for 25 hours, with no food and no water. They do hydrate with water before the fast.
      I want to try that.

  5. Thank God for the ministry to which the Lord has entrusted unto you! I remember when you came to Bethel World Outreach Church – Silver Spring (under Pastor Darlingston Johnson – now Presiding Prelate Darlingston G. Johnson, D. Min, D. Div. and First Lady Pastor Chrysanthe Johnson, M.A., in 1997 for an Open Air Revival in Downtown Silver Spring by City Place Mall. Thank God for the flame God used you to start in me and my Mommy…God bless you, your wife and your son (and other children)! Thank God for the Cross, Thank God for the Blood of Jesus Christ.

    1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;

    1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

    1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

    1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

    In the Holy Presence and Mighty Power of God the Father-Daddy-Abba, God the Son – The Lord Jesus Christ our personal Lord and Saviour, and God the Holy Spirit – our Paraclete, Comforter, Encourager, and the Convictor of sin, righteousness, and judgment,

    Evangelist Esther Sunday Eyere.

    Amen, Sir.

  6. Greetings to you in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ, It is my blessed privilege to introduce you as a College student, Social worker, by the grace of God we are fine and doing well serving the Lord faithfully, I am John Thomas born and brought up in India, Working as Part time Minister of God , my father is an evangelist, one day he took me to a leper colony and Orphanage , for prayer and helping to them to meet their basic need, food and clothing, that time my father gave me responsibility to take care of the Leprosy patients and children

    We back home and I think on that subject of leprosy and go thru intense in different ways, the Lord teach me to love thy neighbor as yourself, so that by that word I have taken an initiative step to help them, so have started to help them several time but it is not enough and my capacity is not enough because I am a student , unmarried but have a passion for mission to help them Finally I have decided to broad cast and publish their needs thru web pages, so that will help them and encourage many people to be a part of this small ministry with a great cause, in this web page I have include some my father experiences too, so please understand the real people and real situation Finally I welcome you all generous people, charities and organizations to come forward to help this leprosy people, they do not have help from anywhere, they were not affiliated to any one , so if you are first person
    so that they would join hands to be with you, please introduce this mission to your friends and home folks, if you are a student, nurse, trade men so please come as volunteer and work for them, we stand with you all the time and we extend the invitation letter, if you are a student in GAP year please come and share your talents and gifts to the lepers We also request you to please send us your MAGZINES and messages which will be in form of DVDs, books and other tapes
    Love to hear from you good news We are happy to request you to visit our web pages and link with us
    With love and prayers
    John Thomas
    Our Address
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    Andhra Pradesh India
    Website: http://www.slamkid.webs.com
    EMail johnthomasindia7@gmail.com

    • Our policy is we cannot consider any invitations unless the hosts are willing to cover our travel expenses and receive a love offering for the ministry. We do not travel at our own expense. I trust you understand.

      Blessings!

  7. Your blogsite first drew my attention because a respected Brother in the Lord likes your blogs. Then, when I read your introduction of yourself, I felt led to subscribe. How often and when do you post your blog? I will look forward to reading what you share…

      • I found your site with the latest Charisma Magazine article.
        My pastor once a year does a series of popular movies for sermons for a month, complete with actors and costumes.
        After sitting through 5 of these of 5 Sundays in a row, I realized how weak the messages were, like, “Love those who love you.”
        I said to a friend, “I can stay home and read a good Christian book and get a lot more inspiration from it, than these movies.”
        Then Father God spoke to me and told me to write out a message from Father God and give it to this pastor, so I did.
        The message was: “Father God says to you that when you feed people Jesus and the Bible, you are feeding them steaks. When you feed people movies, you are feeding them, but you are feeding them crumbs.” A year later, this same pastor had his regular 5 weeks of movies again. I have left that church for a better church. People need to find a church where their soul can grow in God. This pastor watches a lot of the popular movies, and then he tries to come up with some kind of sermon from them. He wants the church to grow, and he thinks that entertaining them with movies will help. Sad. Sad. Very Sad.

    • On the night of my official ordination I was in the Spirit and heard a blazing forest fire crackling in my belly (spirit). Then I had a vision/dream of myself kneeling in a large dry grassy field with young men lighting fires behind me. I felt the heat of those fires creeping up closer to me until I could not stand the heat any more and ran into a house. I knew shortly after this encounter that I was giving birth to a ministry of fire.

      The word of the Lord came unto me during that same time. That word of prophecy is posted on the home page of our website.

      Glad you are enjoying our books and blog. Blessings to you!

  8. I love the Passion and fire of God burning in you as you serve in the kingdom, I am dying to be baptized in the spirit the power of God.I want to serve in kingdom but I can’t without holy spirit directing,guiding and working in me.I believe will learn much from you.God bless you & your family

  9. Hello,

    I just want to buy your CD “House of Fire” package, but do not know how.
    I live in Norway and would like to have the package urgently. I want to receive your answer by email “tabovege@yahoo.com”. Thank you very much.
    Boneza T. Rumvegeri

  10. Hello, I watched you from Sid Roth and loved to hear you preach or write a blog about the difference of forgiveness and reconciliation , my question is ,it is possible to forgive without restoring former relationship (e.g about friendship)

    Thanks so much,,,

  11. Hi Mr. Farias
    I saw you on it’s supernatural. And i just wanted to share a vision that God has given me and other men of God. “I had a vision about 10 years ago that God’s presence would be so heavy in Aruba that before the poeple steped out of the air port that they would be convicted of sin and repent before God.” I never heard about the testemony of New England. But its great to know that He has done it in the past and that He will do it in Aruba.

  12. This is not a comment but a prayer request I really need prayer for God to remove any powerful demonic control out of the thoughts in my heart and for God to remove any satanic possession out of my soul and body

    • I will agree with you in this prayer request. But Jesus has given the least of all saints authority over all the works of the devil (Mk. 16:17)(Lk. 10:19)(Jam. 4:7)(1 Pet. 5:9). Use your God-invested authority and break his power over your life. You are God’s child and the devil has no right to trespass. Command him to leave! May God’s grace abound and empower you to victory in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Be free and blessed!

  13. I saw you on Sid Roth, ordered the book and CDs and I’m not quite the same since I’ve read. I consider myself Spirit-filled and constantly talk to HolySpirit and He even rests on me at night when I’m sleep. And when I am still I am still(and awake) I can sense His presence. I like to think we’re pretty close….but when I read The Real Spirit of Revival. I fell into so much repentance and I welcomed all of it. I had so many supernatural experiences during the week of reading that book. My belly was filled with light like I’ve not experienced before. As I slept I heard heaven worshipping between my ears apart from my own thought and understanding. i kept anticipating Jesus, himself, to walk into my bedroom and have a conversation with me literally. Ordering the book for anyone who will listen to my story and find it interesting. But with all of His presence I still don’t feel the intimacy that I need for the daily answer to get through new problems and resolve others. I’ve ordered your book on pray, but might you have any suggestions that has gotten you over some humps in your supernatural, Spirit – filled walk?

    • Thanks for sharing such a wonderful testimony! Wow! The book on prayer will definitely shed light in some areas of your walk with God and help you see things perhaps from a different perspective.

      As for suggestions, the key for me is to place all my expectation on the Lord and not on myself. Beware of the wiles of the devil who is constantly bombarding us with thoughts of insufficiency trying to do better, be better etc., so that we can continue on the treadmill of striving, and place the sufficiency on ourselves instead of on Christ. If he can keep you in a place of trusting in yourself he will severed you from that abiding relationship that He has called us to.

      Unless you abide in Me (Jn. 15)… Hope this helps you to enter more deeply into His Divine rest and the sufficiency that is found is His own finished work.

      Abundant grace to you, brother and thanks again for your readership and sharing the testimony of how the book blessed you.

      • I meditated on your reply about trusting more in God than myself and how the enemy will have me to keep striving and so on…. And you were so right! Once I mulled it over I realized I can finally rest and not only that but, I have to rest. I give all glory to God and many thanks to you for being used of the Lord. As a body there are many of us who are starved for more of God and more understanding and we have limited mentors and coaches to mature us and thrust is into the next level. I just say thank you for your reply and may the Lord richly bless you and your family.

  14. Hello, my name is Ilva. I am European married to a Malaysian Chinese and living in Malaysia… I became a Christian 5 years ago and since then…. well… I have made many mistakes and I don’t know what to do. To be honest, I live in fear. I really do. My biggest fear is that i somehow have committed the unpardonable sin which is the blasphemy against The Holy Spirit…
    Do you have an email address where I could contact you? Or I leave mine and please reply? I wrote to your 2 facebook pages as well, but no reply… I am deperate and I need help. Please, help me. Ilva

    • Ilva! I responded to you via our ministry Facebook page. Be assured that you have not committed the unpardonable sin because you still care. People who commit this sin do not care and are not concerned or asking if they have. Do not fear. Be at peace.

      Trust the Lord for your protection. Plead the Blood of Jesus over your children and situation. Find a godly pastor or other saints who know the Lord and His Word that you can confide in and be strengthened by their counsel.

      Follow the Lord.

      Abundant grace and peace from our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be multiplied to you.

  15. Dear Bert.
    I appreciate your comments on Ted Cruz. Sadly, the article in Charisma had no real way to contact you. Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all government created and compromised and used to get every bit of data about everyone. Surely you know how compromised Facebook is by several government agencies CIA, NSA, etc., as well as foreign nations – China, for one, which pays facebook owner, etc. for data and information on ALL people using facebook.

    As a supporter and hopeful constituent of Sen. Cruz, I have followed him for some time. I would very much appreciate hearing from you and sharing/discussing Cruz, the state of the elections, our nation, etc.
    Blessings and shalom,

    • Hi Marcia,

      I use FB and Twitter as a pulpit to proclaim the word of the Lord, so no worries there. Both God’s friends and enemies are hearing the gospel.

      As for Cruz, the elections, and our nation, my hope is no longer in any of it, but our only hope must be in the kingdom of God. Of course, it is to the advantage of all peoples of all nations if America prospers, for it has been a launching place for the gospel for many, many years. I’m holding out hope that God turns things around and will make America an instrument of His will one more time.

      Many are saying and prophesying that Donald Trump will be our next president and will transform America once more and will expose her wickedness and rid her of her wicked systems. I’d like to believe that and hope it is so. The Church and America has clearly shown it is not ready for Ted Cruz though he was my clear choice and the more principled man.

      Let us judge ourselves, walk in our integrity, and remain watchful and prayerful.

      God bless you.

  16. I was saved out of the catholic religion too at 23. I’m 55 now. I want desperate to know JESUS more. i am Looking forward to meeting you this Friday at Southeast Chritian center. In Portland Oregon
    Philip

    • God expects all born again believers to do something about the devil. We have authority over the devil 1 Pt. 5:8, Jam. 4:7, Lk. 10:19, Mk. 16:17. If you’re in sin you don’t have authority. Repent and get back into right standing with God. You’ll be glad you did and your life will change.

    • Put your hands on your own body and say this with faith: “I release the power of God into my body to effect a healing and a cure in my bones in Jesus Name.” Now continue to say: “The healing power of God is now in my body and t’s working to effect a healing and a cure.” Keep saying that and you will see the shrinkage stop and the curse reversed.

      Only believe. God bless you.

  17. I need prayer that God will forgive me and will longer use me as a vessel of his awful wrath and punishment as described in Romans but instead use me as a vessel of his loving kindness forgiveness and mercy to all those who know me!!!

    • If you are born again and in Christ, you are the custodian of your heart, body, and soul. God has given you authority over all the works of the devil (Lk. 10:19) (Jam. 4:7) 1 Pt. 5:8-9) (Mk. 16:15-18). Submit to God and resist the devil in Jesus’ Name. If it’s a flesh problem, then crucify your flesh according to the word of God (Rom. 8).

  18. Bert
    I too am a son of first generation Portuguese from the Azores!
    Found Jesus in 1980 after a devout Roman Catholic life. I am very appreciative of your post and would be honored to connect. I am part of s church in Corona California called the Gathering and would ask you to pray to see if the Lord will allow you to come and share with us!

    • Dear brother, I’m so delighted to connect with a fellow Azoriano! We have similar testimonies in that I was also found Jesus in 1980 out of a devout Roman Catholic family. I’d be honored to consider your invitation to come and share at The Gathering. Please send me the details and the best way to communicate with you. Thanks for getting in touch!

  19. Dear Brother Bert, Thank You for agreeing with me in the following prayer: Father, I believe You are working according to Is. 49:24-25 “…Even the LAWFUL CAPTIVES of the mighty man (through IMKJM, LPLN and families Lobo Meza. Marin Olivas, Juan Manuel Gutierrez’ and Castañeda Aguilera, as main heads of evil operations) will be taken away, and the tyrant’s SPOILS OF WAR WILL BE RESCUED; For I (says The Lord) WILL CONTEND WITH YOUR OPPONENT,and I WILL SAVE YOUR CHILDREN… WILL GRANT YOU JUSTICE SPEEDILY… KM, AE, FJ, ChS, LHW, KEW, JMH, OD, MES, MEG… XG,NG,VS,D,I
    * Thank You Lord for Your breakthrough in all concerning my family. Lk.18:7-8
    Father, now I plead, in Jesus name, give me the needed answers, show me the right direction, unfold the parts of Your plan before me and the next steps… tell me exactly what Jesus would say to me right now if He were here in the earth to fulfill His destiny for me and reach my next destination directly, timely.
    * Father, I plead Jesus Blood over our Salvation, Your purpose, Your Blessings for us, over Your Answers to our prayers and over our prayers made according to Your Word, heart and purpose for us. 2Co10:3-6, Jn14:20-21 In Jesus Name Amen! Ps.138:8 91, 23, 112, 140, 27
    I believe You DO accomplish all that which concerns my family and I… 😀 In Jesus Name!!

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