WHAT SOME MINISTERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s AND BEYOND

THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s AND BEYOND, by BERT M. FARIAS is a warning from God to protect you in the coming days. Bert says what the Lord told him to say, and he does not care about the consequences. The 2020s will be the greatest test American believers have ever faced.

Never forget that God-given warnings are sent out of love — not out of anger, or hate. This book is a Godsend to help you not only face the 2020s but to thrive for God in them.

It is my sincere prayer that God will turn this much needed warning into a much heeded warning.

Evangelist Mario Murillo, Mario Murillo Ministries

 

The ministry of Bert Farias is marked by the burning heart of a prophet and the anointed passion of a revivalist. I believe he is a voice that God has raised up in this hour with an important message for the church. In Bert’s newest work — The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond — the clarion call that characterizes his ministry comes through with a cutting edge that is sharp and clear. In this timely book, Bert Farias pulls no punches as he tackles relevant and controversial issues that will define the Church in our generation and determine what we pass on to the next. I highly recommend Bert Farias, his ministry, and this book.

Daniel Kolenda
President and CEO, Christ for the Nations

The Tumultuous 2020’s and Beyond is a clarion call to the body of Christ to return to its first love, but with a warning: It will challenge you to examine what you believe and why; it may even make you angry at times. Bert effectively lays out the sad state of politics, morals, agendas, and problems of our day, and then, while clearly laying out the consequences of continuing along the current path, he presents the solution. This book is prophetic, quoting several prophecies and inspired words on what is to come in the natural world, while at the same time showing the glory of the body of Christ rising up to fulfill her destiny. A must-read!

John Fenn
Founder, Church Without Walls International

This book by Bert Farias is like fine wine. God has truly reserved some of the best and most authentic oracles for these last days. With urgency and a father’s heart, Bert ushers the reader into a tremendous vision of the future and a clear call to repentance and sobriety. If you are ready for a serious burden from heaven and possess a desire to impact the world around you, start reading now!

Jeremiah Johnson
Best Selling Author, and Founder of Heart of the Father Ministry

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THE IDOL OF PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY MUST BOW

This is a journal entry from April 2002 when my life and ministry was transformed during an extended time of prayer and fasting. It is a word from God that is fitting for many in this hour when the “idol” of professional ministry shall bow to Jesus and His life (The Journal Of A Journey To His Holiness). 

Think back to your former days when in your innocence and simplicity you possessed a certain awareness of the reality of My presence. Surprisingly, as your knowledge of My Word increased, you forfeited a portion of that awareness. “Ministry” spoiled the innocence and simplicity of our fellowship. Your mind became somewhat corrupted by “ministry.” Religion entered back into your life in a different form and worked a measure of death birthed by the works of man.

If you will be honest with yourself and remember those former days, you will have to admit that you had an awareness of My presence not only in your solitude with Me, but on the job as well. You had a sensitivity to the sinner and were always aware of Me when in their presence. But then after being trained for ministry, and being always around believers, performance and activity became the king of all your service. A measure of My love was diminished and a measure of My awareness was lost. Religion again worked its course in you to separate you from Myself.

Put away all residue of religion and move on into the glorious life and liberty of the Son. Move on into the communion of the Holy Spirit in all phases of your life.

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Walk in the light of God and experience the life and liberty of the Son. 

I would have you know that My Son was the most un-religious person that ever walked the face of the earth. He was the last Adam. What the first Adam possessed before the fall, the last Adam possessed without ever falling. In the first Adam, before the fall, there was no religion. There were no temples made with human hands. There were no religious groups and denominations. There was not to be in the original purpose of the Godhead a division among men concerning religious persuasion or doctrine. These things are now all a product of sin and of the curse that came upon the earth.

There was no division between the spiritual and the natural. My kingdom was a part of all of Adam’s life. There was no division between his ministry to Me and his personal life. It was all one.

As I have already spoken to you, one of the greatest idols in these last days that will bow its knee to My presence is the idol of “ministry”. “Ministry” has a subtle way of spoiling the simplicity of a walk with Me. The idol of ministry is birthed by the spirit of religion. It is man using My Word to do their own will in ministry. That is the reason for so much of the division that exists in My body today.

In My Holy Spirit of Truth there is no division. If all men would learn to humble themselves and bow their wills to My life and My mind, the Spirit of Truth would teach them. My true life and liberty has been sacrificed on the altar of the stubborn will of man. The Spirit of Truth has been quenched by the muddy waters of religion that works through the will of man.

I would have you know, son, that it was the filthy hands of religion that crucified the innocent clean hands of My life on that cross. It is still the filthy hands of religion today that crucify My life on the altar of the human will of man. It was the filthy hands of the religious spirit that opposed and then crucified the glorious life and liberty of the Son. Lucifer so opposes this life and liberty that is found in My Son because it defies religion and the selfish will of man.

Study Isaiah chapter 14. See how Lucifer fell. Hear what he said. Was it not his will that opposed Me and My reign? Lucifer’s will desired exaltation. A desire for an honored reputation led to his fall. He has great hatred for all mankind, but especially toward those who only desire to do the will of the Father, and not their own.

That is why the Son uttered phrases like, “I came not to do My will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” “…My judgment is just because I seek not My own will, but the will of the Father which has sent Me.” “And My delight is to do Your will, oh God.” Statements like this were like a slap to Lucifer’s face.

In the depths of that delight to do the Father’s will lies the secret of deliverance from the spirit of religion. It is all found in the will. The key is to surrender your will on the altar of His life.

In the hearing and obeying of My counsel lies the secret to possessing that life. That life is a life of liberty that is free of religion. Religion is based on activity and performance outside of hearing and obeying. Liberty comes when you hear and obey what I say. Doing your own will engenders bondage.

The only kind of religion that is pure is the kind written in James 1:27 which is to take care of widows and orphans and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

This is a living word which produces a living faith.

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UNMUTE AMERICAN PULPITS

New research shows that while 90% of pastors believe the Bible has much to say about about today’s pressing political, societal, and moral issues, fewer than 10% are talking about these issues (Barna survey).

Why?

One word: controversy.

Controversial issues affects attendance, participation in church programs, and people’s tithes and offerings.

But pastor, what about the condition of the souls you’ve been entrusted to shepherd? Is that not the most important issue?

Consider these startling facts:

  • In one large “Bible-believing” church 60% of the couples did not know that living together out of wedlock was wrong.
  • An increasing number of professing Christians also no longer believe homosexuality is sinful.
  • Young people believe that socialism is good for our country and that Jesus Himself was a socialist, and they love Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders. Why is this unbiblical and shows a lack of discernment?
  • Most young people believe that Jesus preached love and acceptance, so we must love and accept everyone. It sounds true, but why is it a subtle lie?
  • Many professing Christians believe that “Everything is okay and relative. People can believe what’s right for them.” Again, why is that wrong thinking?
  • More and more of our young people believe we should appreciate everyone’s religion, culture, or god, and that we should all learn to get along. Again, why is this such another very deceptive lie?

And the list goes on and on. These are rather popular belief systems in the Church today. What are you going to do about it, pastor?

You better get in your study and prayer closet and receive grace and wisdom from God to preach for the times we are living in. You better let God break your heart over the sinful state of our society and the brokenness of many of our young people who are having a hard time making sense of it all. There’s never been a generation in America with more addiction, depression, and dysfunction than this one. If you are not biblically educating your people in these areas, sadly, the world will fill the void.

By abdicating your responsibility to teach and train your people in these major areas that are large cultural issues, in favor of church members’ attendance, participation, and giving, or whatever it is you deem more important — you as a minister and pastor, are saying that the Bible is really not important enough or authoritative enough in shaping people’s lives. These modern day political, societal, and moral issues are too critical to continue to avoid them and be selective as to what portions of Scripture you or I teach and preach on.

More pure authentic Biblical truth has been highjacked from Christianity in the last two decades that perhaps any other time in history.

Preaching the whole counsel of God and the issues that Satan is pressing on our culture, especially our young people, has never been more urgent.

Read the following scripture very carefully, noting the underlined portion of it.

“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 — AMPC).

Did you know that 2/3’s of Scripture is corrective? The Bible is filled with reproofs, rebukes, warnings, and corrections. Yet most pastors and believers think those portions of Scripture are too negative or even legalistic. Notice that we are to preach with a sense of urgency — whether it is convenient or INCONVENIENT welcome or UNWELCOME.

We’ve got to preach this way again, showing people in what ways their lives are wrong — even when it is unfavorable, inconvenient, or unwelcome.

I remember in my younger years we use to go to church to feel the conviction of God; to go to the altar and repent and make it right. We loved preaching on themes like heaven and hell and sin and holiness. Now many Christians think it’s all too negative. There has been a diabolical silence on such themes in the Church today. Satan has muted our pulpits. Even anointed piercing preaching on the cross and the blood of Christ is being neglected.

Let me show you what Satan is doing.

Satan has introduced a false compassion into the church and used it to camouflage compromise. He has done this by accusing us of hate speech. So in order to compensate, Christians are compromising the truth and convincing themselves that they are being compassionate.

True compassion is being moved by the sin, lies, and belief systems that are destroying people’s lives and keeping them in bondage. So called compassion is actually cruel when it’s not mixed with Biblical truth. The lack of absolute truth is eroding the moral base of our culture.

Unless the Bible becomes our complete and absolute standard of truth the tide of evil will continue to rise in the Church and in our society.

Never has there been a more urgent need for true spiritual physicians, preachers of righteousness, and shepherds who are not moved by popular opinion, but care for the sheep. 

.Tumultuous 2020s And Beyond by Author Bert Farias

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A THIRST FOR GOD

As I go to prayer this morning, my simple New Year’s fervent desire remains the same: to be closer, to draw nearer to the One who knows everything about everything and holds the future of our lives here and in eternity in His hand. If only we will die to our flesh and submit whole-heartedly to Him.

Are you narrowing the boundaries of your flesh, so the glory can increase?

PRESENT THOUGHTS

I sat under the tutelage of the late Kenneth E. Hagin. He used to say that God can be more real to you than the chair you’re sitting in, the car you drive, and the person sitting next to you. Oh, how true I knew those words to be! They were reality to me.

He used to speak of getting lost in prayer and fearing he wouldn’t return. What???

Yes, few men have been out in the realm of the Spirit so far that they got afraid. He lived in that realm, more conscious of God than anything else. He cultivated his spiritual life and trained his spirit like few have. Oh yes, he was just a man with faults like every other man, but he went farther than most. I can follow a man like that.

Leonard Ravenhill, another who walked closed to God, said that every man has as much of God as they want. Hard to hear but so true.

The great evangelist Billy Graham said he was the biggest failure because he spent too much time with men and not enough time with God. That’s also hard to hear and believe. He was 80 when he said that.

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PRAYER JOTTER ENTRY 7 YEARS AGO

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Narrowing the boundaries of the flesh so the glory can increase (Rom 12:1-2)

Carolyn’s dream of 3-4 body-sized grills with actual full bodies on the grills being rolled – all brown and charcoaled; slow death. Behind the grills were luscious fruit trees.

Death leads to the bearing of much fruit.

In proportion to your life of prayer and fasting is the degree of the impact and fruit of your life and ministry on others.

GREAT NEW YEAR’S REMINDER AS MANY SEEK THE LORD IN PRAYER AND FASTING

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MOVING FROM PROCRASTINATION TO CONSECRATION & PRAYER

The following Holy Spirit inspired words were spoken through the late Kenneth E. Hagin years ago to the body of Christ. They still apply today. Whosoever will, let him hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the Church.

“Don’t draw back. The time is near, the time is at hand. No longer can you wait; no longer can you procrastinate. No longer can you say, yeah, in another day I’ll consecrate. In a later day, I’ll wait on the Lord more. In another day, I will spend more time with Him. In another day, I’ll put my flesh under. No longer. Don’t draw back and don’t pull back.

“The Spirit of the Lord pleads with you. Come forward, more for- ward. Answer the call you hear in your heart. Respond unto the Spirit of God. It is not bad. It is good. The price that would be paid in the flesh is nothing compared to the glory which shall be revealed. It is not bad. Do not dread it. Do not draw back from it. It is a lie. It’s a de- ception that has held you back. It’s a lie. It’s a deception that has caused you to draw back. Go on in. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

“Oh, the treasures of the things He has laid up for you. The things that your heart is hungry for. Nothing else will satisfy your soul. Noth- ing else will give you the answer in your heart. Nothing else will satis- fy what you seek. Nothing.

“Oh, push in. Respond unto the Spirit of God. Just lay those other things aside. Humble the pride and fall before Him and wait upon Him. And as you do, your soul will blossom. Your spirit will spring forth. Yea, you will be a greater blessing unto your spouse. You’ll be a greater blessing unto your family because you will bloom forth. And you won’t be restricted like before. And you won’t be vexed like before. And you won’t be hindered like before.

“Yea, you’ve done some things for them (your family). You’ve drawn back and you said it was for them. But you have not been a blessing to them in that the full blessing of the Lord was not upon thee. But if you shall press in, though it might seem to cost that price in the beginning, it might seem like it costs you. It might seem like it costs them. Yea, but that’s the only way to get to the things that they desire and the things that you desire and the things that are needed.

“Yea, the things that must be in this hour, it cannot be delayed. It cannot be delayed. It must be now. Now, now is the time. So heed the call of the Spirit’s cry in your heart. Don’t say, ‘I’ll do it by and by.’ But the time is now. Do not dread or fear. It is good. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Taste and see that the Lord is good!

“Don’t think it’s too high a price. It’s nothing in comparison to the light and the glory that shall be revealed. Draw nigh unto Him. He shall draw nigh unto thee. Seek His face. He shall reveal Himself unto thee even in a greater way. And you shall rise up and you shall be en- abled to be a far greater blessing.

“And your latter end shall exceed and it shall overflow and it shall be abundant in blessing and glory and grace. And the evil one that thought to deter you and thought to lie to you and keep you from it, you shall look at him and you shall say, ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha… Your plan did not work. Ha, ha, ha, ha… It did not succeed. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I did not believe it. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I obeyed… Ha, ha, ha, ha… I ran my course. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I finished my job. Ha, ha, ha, ha. I have accomplished His will and with His glory I am filled. His grace, mercy and glory is with me day by day.’

“And those things that once held you, those things that for years, years, and years deceived you and held you out; you shall look at them from that higher place. And they shall seem nothing to thee. They shall seem small and despised in your eyes. You shall look upon them in dismay and you shall say, ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.” You shall see far, ha, ha, ha, ha… And you shall know well, and you shall move sure, and shaken shall be hell. And their power shall be confused for His authority you’ve used.’

“And that which they greatly feared (hell’s demons) shall have happened. For they feared, they feared that the revelation of truth would come into the Earth. They feared that it would come through the heavenly host that would withstand it. They feared that someone would stand. They feared that someone would seek. They feared that some would penetrate into that realm.

“When the revelation comes, the truth doth set the captives free. And that which they have greatly feared, it shall even come to pass. It’ll come to pass. God shall reveal His truth unto His people. Yea, we’ve rejoiced in the light. And we’ve seen a little bit. And we moved, but, oh, there’s so much more. There’s so much more. And the enemy would have us just revel in what we see and what we know and not push and penetrate to hold fast to receive more. But it shall not be for a glimpse we do see. And we shall not be satisfied until the truth in our hearts abides. We shall not draw back, and we shall not fear until we have all that God would give year by year…increasing glory to glo- ry, light to light. Not doing it in the flesh, but by the good faith fight.

“And His plan shall be accomplished and His ways shall be straight. And then it shall be ready. He shall come. He’ll not be late. And His people shall have done His bidding, and His people shall have heard His voice. And His Spirit shall have reaped the harvest through the church and His people shall rejoice. He calleth thee higher. Continue to look down on lowly things on the ground, but look up and see what He has reserved for thee. And by faith, let your heart reach out.

“His Spirit lifts you up. Your heart has craved to know him. You shall know what your mind has hungered to know. You shall do what you were created to do.”

This excerpt was taken from the final chapter of my last book, Cleansing The Temple.

In this modern day of increased media and technology, where platform, popularity, and public ministry are valued and promoted far above prayer and private ministry, we need to return to our roots.

May the Lord purge us from mammon worship, every form of pride and iniquity, the wisdom of man, and false success. May He purify us and make us a house of prayer.

May your own personal temple and the corporate temple of God be consecrated to Him and become a house of prayer in this hour.

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY NEW BOOK, THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s and BEYOND

CONTENTS

Foreword by Mario Murillo

Endorsements

Introduction

Chapter 1 — Prepare And Position Yourselves For The Tumultuous 2020s

Chapter 2 — Time For Authentic Christianity Devoid Of Mixture

Chapter 3 — Save The Church, Save The Nation

Chapter 4 — The Counterculture Church Can No Longer Coexist

Chapter 5 — The Corruption Of American Christianity And The Evil Agenda To Destroy America

Chapter 6 — America Is Now A Homosexual Nation

Chapter 7 — Three Portals Of Demonic Entry Destroying America

Chapter 8 — The Leftist Narrative: Divorce Christianity From The Bible

Chapter 9 — It’s Time To End The Liberal Leftist Movement

Chapter 10 — Abortion: Satanic Priest Governors Filling Up The Cup Of Judgment

Chapter 11 — Three Modern Fallacies Defiling The Church

Chapter 12 — All That Is Wrong With “Christian” America

Chapter 13 — The Destructive Mind-Set That Fuels Evil

Chapter 14 — Should Christians Be Involved In Politics And Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Chapter 15 — Further Persecution Of Jews And Christians Coming

Chapter 16 — Not Enough Hate Yet For American Ministers And Churches

Chapter 17 — The Tumultuous 2020s: The Decade The Church Gets Out Of Bed

Chapter 18 — Time For Wimpy Christians To Become Courageous

Chapter 19 — Jesus To The American Church: Meet The Conditions And You’ll See My Power

Chapter 20 — The Tumultuous 2020s: The Decade God’s Underground Church Arises In America

Chapter 21 — Retribution Time Of Nations Who Persecuted Jews Is Over

Chapter 22 — Incredible 1963 Kenneth E. Hagin Vision Of Atheistic Communism In America

Chapter 23 — We Have Entered A New Era

Chapter 24 — Contrasting The Now and Then America: A Friend’s Experience In Cooperstown

Chapter 25 — We Need A Course Correction

Chapter 26 — The Church Must Find The Radical Middle

Chapter 27 — Showdown Coming: Time Of Playing Church Is Over

Chapter 28 — An Example And A Call To Faithful Disobedience

Chapter 29 — The Conditions Are Ripe For A Spiritual Hurricane

SYNOPSIS

“2020 will be a year when the nation will be totally divided. It will be the year that will see the election of your lifetime.” — Mario Murillo 

In many ways, the entire decade of the 2020s will be the most tumultuous decade in American history. The soul of our nation hangs in the balance.

The battle rages, not only for a nation, however, but more importantly, for a cleansed, wholesome, and powerful Church. Instead of the Church being a subculture, the real believers shall become a counterculture.

We have come to the brink of the realization now that authentic Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without authentic Christianity.

This is a book to help believers navigate the tumult of the 2020s and to emerge as an authentic remnant. 

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ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WORDS FOR OUR TIME

One prominent minister called it fine wine. Another called it a lightning bolt from heaven. Mario Murillo said it was one of the most important words for our time.

My new book, The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond, is meant to both shake and steady the American Church — to help believers not only survive but thrive in this new decade. I really want you to have a copy.

I’m not in the business of selling books. I’m in the business of writing the word of the Lord. My primary mission and small part in God’s kingdom is to help restore the real spirit of Christianity in the church today and to light a fire in your spirit. Humanly speaking, I’m a nobody and am continually amazed that the Lord chose me to be a spokesman for Him. Many are much more qualified than I am. But the Lord uses foolish things to confound the wise.

We are at a crossroads in our nation. You will see some more significant and rapid changes every few months before the big one hits that changes everything. Believers must be prepared and positioned. A severe warning is necessary in such tumultuous times.

Please help me spread this message God gave me. The first step is to read it yourself.

For only a few more days until 12/30 a signed copy of my book is available for a small discount with free shipping. Here’s the link:

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MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY OF HOW I CAME TO KNOW JESUS AND THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS

In the summer of 1979, while sharing a rented house with several of my college fraternity brothers in Bangor, Maine I came under the conviction of the Holy Ghost.

I was living in an old room adjacent to a garage and sleeping with just a mattress on the floor. While lying on that mattress one night after a drinking binge I turned on the television to see and hear a fiery preacher boldly proclaiming the gospel.

Immediately my senses were arrested, and I sobered up. My conscience was smitten. I knew I was not living right. I knew the things I was doing were sinful in God’s eyes.

As the gospel program came to an end, the preacher extended an offer for the viewer to write him if they had made a decision for Christ. If my recollection is accurate, I was held back by a thought. How can I stop sinning? So I wrote a letter to the television preacher asking him that very question. I never received a response so I continued to live a sinful lifestyle, but a great seed of repentance was planted in my heart.

THE FAITHFUL WITNESS

At this time the college mail room clerk who was a stalwart Christian had taken an interest in me and was a gospel witness in my life. This man was just a few years older than I and shone with the peace and presence of God. My curiosity was aroused by his disposition. One day, I saw his Bible open on his desk and knew instantly the secret of his bright countenance. I was intrigued by that.

Over a process of time, he shared many things with me, always answering all of my religious questions with, “the Bible says.” One day, in a moment of exacerbation, I asked him if he could not think for himself and give me his own opinion instead of quoting the Bible all the time. His response: “The Bible says that the carnal mind is enmity or hostility against God.” Aarrgh!

I saw that this man really believed the Bible to be the unadulterated Word of God, and he lived by it. That impressed me. As a devout Roman Catholic, I had never met anyone like him. (Below is an old photo of me and the faithful witness who brought me to Jesus (circa 1981). I’m forever grateful for his mentorship in those early days.)

Gradually we became good friends, and he led me to Christ and taught me to observe the things He commanded from His Word. Immediately, he baptized me in water. The desire to drink, smoke weed and live a party lifestyle departed from me as I read His Word.

THE FRUITS OF TRUE REPENTANCE

I also quickly proved my repentance by getting rid of my rock-n-roll albums that promoted sex, drugs and evil. I also made restitution by paying for some pornographic magazines I had stolen from a convenience store.

I spoke to the store manager and offered an explanation as I handed him the money and a letter with my testimony—quite different from many so-called conversions today when a prayer is made, a preacher’s hand is shaken, but no change is forthcoming.

I thank God for my humble beginnings and for a faithful witness who taught me what it meant to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Isn’t this what we should all be doing for those who are still lost?

REMEMBER THIS AS YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

This week, as I celebrate yet another Christmas—my 38th in Christ, I am reminded that just as Christ was birthed and formed in the womb of the virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, so has He been birthed and formed in each of us who are His disciples. In a real way, His incarnation 2,000 years ago repeatedly reproduces itself in human flesh every time someone is truly born of the Spirit and follows Jesus.

Although I strongly despise the many pagan rituals and commercialism that surround the Christmas season, I still celebrate our Savior’s birth with great joy and cheer. What I grossly detest is the perversion of the message the angels brought to the shepherds concerning His birth.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, and good will toward men!” (Luke 2:13-14).

The message the angels announced was not man having peace and goodwill towards one another, but it was a communication from the heavenly Father to mankind: “The armies of the heavenly host have not come to destroy you but to bring you a message of peace and good will. The Father has sent His Son as a Lamb (that is why He was born in a stable) and a peace offering to all of mankind.”

How sad that the peace and goodwill the Father offers to all of mankind in His Son has been reduced to, “All human beings be nice to each other and give each other gifts.”

His birth and incarnation—God becoming man—should remind us all of God’s ultimate purpose to be embodied in mankind, and for each of us to represent Him and His attributes.

“Christ in [us], the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27b). This is the real Jesus and the real meaning of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to you all.

DON’T DIVIDE SPIRITUALITY FROM POLITICS

Can you not see and discern that politicians are given power to make decisions that affect us personally and determine our future?

They will influence not only the way our government runs and the state of our economy and our money but also our public institutions of learning and Church houses. Most importantly, politicians will legislate laws that will exalt either righteousness or evil in our nation for many years to come. That’s not political; that’s spiritual!

Somebody will take your hard-earned money and use it for their un-Godly agenda. Someone is already spending it and getting richer. Many who will run for office do not care about our national debt; they will help create another Great Depression. They want to give away free American citizenship, free American healthcare, and free education to everyone who can break through our borders. And they will make sure you pay for it. How can that not stir you to action?

Worst of all, politicians will enact laws that will use your tax money to indoctrinate your children with homosexuality, transgenderism, socialism, false gods, and false religion. How can you continue to be indifferent?

If politicians and their political parties, the media, Hollywood, and academia can convince people on these issues, then they can convince them on anything else, including the rejection of the gospel. This is the reason many youth abandon Jesus Christ and the Church after they leave home and go to college.

Did you know, based on the politics of Twitter, Facebook, Google, and other liberal-run organizations and companies, that it’s “hate speech” if you say that Islam is not a peaceful religion or that homosexuality is a sin or that transgenderism is wrong? But they are perfectly fine with banning Chick-Fil-A at airports or removing a monument cross or a nativity scene at a public place or just harassing Christians. Can you not see that voting for politicians with strong core moral values and truth and righteousness affects you personally, your family, children, and grandchildren? But the change is gradual and so subtle, like the proverbial frog in boiling water. What one generation tolerates, the next generation celebrates. We are seeing it all around us.

Politics and politicians continually make decisions that affect these issues. If you love God and you love people, you will be passionately interested in what values and principles are being legislated by our governmental leaders. This is politics, my friends. How can you say God does not care about politics?

As I examine things in the political realm since Donald Trump has become president, here is something I see. In recent attempts from the Democrat Party to unseat President Trump and run him out of office, I have noticed the dominant influence of the dirtiest politics I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime and how the FBI, the attorney general, and FISA court judges are all falling under the sway of this extreme avarice for political power.

We have sunk to new levels of evil and the slimiest kind of wickedness and corruption when you add media power to magnify and propagate political power in order to destroy a sitting president. We have moved further and further away from the position of a party that offers to provide the best leadership to truly benefit the people into a political party that is willing to overthrow its own freedom to be in power. God help us!

We need to be praying and looking to the Lord for the best leadership for this country and stop thinking we can do this without Him. This is an early reminder to get engaged in the political process and let the Lord guide you in your vote in 2020 and beyond. Look carefully at your candidate and make sure that what they stand for politically and personally is what best represents your values and the direction you want for the country.

This is not about domesticating or politicizing Jesus into our perceived “cause.” I am well aware that His kingdom is not of this world, and it is not an either-or polarity. It is a third way. But He loves righteousness and hates iniquity, and we should live and vote the same way.

As a preacher stated recently, don’t fall into the trap of making an artificial divide between spirituality and politics. The devil is intensely spiritual, and he loves to infiltrate and possess media, entertainment, institutions of learning, and politics to promote his evil cause and make the broad road to destruction even broader for our nation’s people.

“We do not have to invade the United States; we will destroy you  from within.” Nikita Khrushchev

“Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within, to conquer him through himself.” Adolf Hitler  

“Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” — John Adams 

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A SEASON IN THE SPIRIT TO JUDGE YOURSELF

The following visitation with subsequent word is from John Fenn (Church Without Walls International). It parallels to what I’ve been sensing and writing recently. He has given me permission to share it. Please read it prayerfully and reverently and let the Spirit of God minister to you. Besides the italicized scripture references, what the Lord actually said is also italicized. 

Things are going to change in the US – the change even now has been rapid, but still gradual, over a few years, but a ‘suddenly’ will be upon us that will change everything. 

In I Peter 4: 16-17 he writes: “…if someone suffers persecution for being a Christian let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God, for the time has come for judgment to begin with God’s household…” 

So it was in the visitation I’m sharing today. And while He did speak of political happenings and outcomes in this nation and others, those are not the parts I’m able to share at this time. It is the season in the Spirit for the body to judge itself.

THE BREAKING OF FRIENDSHIPS

There has been a season of breaking of friendships in the Lord, as one moves deeper in the Lord while their friend will not?

“While that type of separation between friends will continue, there is another kind of separation in my body that you will see. There is coming a separation between those who love the world and its culture, and those who love Me and the culture of my kingdom. The days are coming when the differences between those two will become obvious.”

“This will be gradual at first, and even now I have been at work in the hearts of many, and will continue in gentleness of the heart, asking them to end their love affair and adultery with the world. Asking them to judge themselves. Let those who have ears to hear, hear now. Because for those who deny the churning of their heart now, there is coming a time that decision will be forced upon them. Their adultery will cease of their own doing, or will be exposed for what it is by events outside of their control. Remember what James wrote.”

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“You adulteresses; do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility against God…” (James 4:4).

Some versions like the King James state ‘You adulterers and adulteresses’, which is incorrect. Others like the NIV say ‘You adulterous people’, which isn’t correct either. The Greek is simply, ‘adulteresses’, because he is emphasizing that we are to live as the bride preparing to meet the Groom.

‘Friendship’ here is ‘phileo’, which is the love good or best friends have for one another. The word for ‘world’ is ‘kosmos’, which means ‘world system/culture’. James is accusing some of being in a love affair with the world in a deep friendship, being unfaithful to the Lord by being faithful to the world system and culture and loving it.

I would add here that He was not talking about various sins we might wrestle within ourselves. We aren’t perfect and He knows that. We aren’t accountable to perfection, but to growth. And even wrestling with sins for years is a sign of growth, for there are many who refuse to join in to wrestle with these things. The point isn’t that sins exist in our lives, but that we do wrestle against sin. Many do not. His point is specifically with those who love the world and all that is in it, their faith intertwined with the world’s system, rather than being in the world but clearly not part of it. 

WHAT THE LORD IS SAYING ABOUT THIS SEASON

“I will use what I can to get the attention of those in Me. But there will come a day that will change everything. In fact, there will be a series of several specific days over months that will change things, leading to a big day that seals those previous days.”

“Right now many are examining their love due in part to what they see in the world (the politics, instability, and ugliness of it all), some out of fear, and for many these things are leading them to rearrange their heart to stop their affair with the world and its culture, and return to me.” 

“Others sense a stirring and deep dissatisfaction within (that has, in fact, been there for some time) brought to their attention by many things coming together in their world to cause this sudden awareness deep within.”

“I am working a deep desire within many to simply grow in Me, for they have finally exhausted themselves with the world and false religion and now seek Me in purity, but many don’t know where to turn. (Then He spoke to me about CWOWI and the work we are doing, our place in all this, and what He will be doing in us in the coming year, which is not relevant here). 

“This is a work of the heart I am doing, for I will use anything I can to get the attention of those in Me. Lines are being drawn, decisions are being made, and soon it will become clear who is in Me and who is not. The time is approaching this nation in which a person’s faith will be precious to them. Faith in Me will become precious for many, something cherished, nurtured and protected, while others will cast me aside.” 

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When I asked what He meant in more detail He said:

“You’ve accurately taught from John 6 that I gave the people a difficult-to-understand parable to separate those who followed Me with ulterior motives, from those who believed out of a pure heart. But look at the rest and you’ll see.

“Also remember Paul in Ephesus (Acts 19:9), who separated the disciples. Look at when and why he did that. These are the days coming upon this nation. Study my words.”

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