BERT AND CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE: IT’S BEEN A LONG HARD VALLEY

DEAR FRIENDS AND BLOG FOLLOWERS,

We are going to be painfully honest with you without entertaining any self-pity. 

We’ve had our share of hardships in life and ministry like everyone else, but never like we’ve had in the past year. Not in Bible school, not on the mission field, not in marriage or family, and not in the traveling ministry. It’s been treacherous. We believe that with Jesus we can live on the mountain top, but it would be grossly misrepresentative of the Christian life to believe that there are no valleys. 

Since March of 2020 Carolyn and I have been in a long hard valley.

You see, we are not used to the kind of long and seemingly unending health challenges we’ve recently had, especially me (Bert). I am never sick, and have had a difficult time accepting and understanding this season. There is no known sin or disobedience in our lives, yet our faith doesn’t seem to be producing the quicker results that we’ve sought for. I’ve had to learn to let go of the “why” and concentrate on the “Who”. 

“… looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.”

Jesus is faithful and true, and He has brought us through so much already, but we are still in the process of full restoration. 

At this writing, we are considering another treatment for Bert that we believe would greatly help in regenerating brain cells and complete the healing process in what was damaged by the stroke. Here is the treatment and it’s description: 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT):is a specialized form of medical treatment administered by delivering 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure. At pressures greater than normal, the body can incorporate more oxygen into one’s tissues. The increased oxygen absorption experienced during Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy significantly enhances the body’s ability to aid in its healing, especially for stroke victims or anyone who has had a traumatic brain injury. 

Unfortunately, our medical insurance won’t cover the treatments (a total of 40 treatments is what is recommended), but because of the outstanding and even spectacular success patients have experienced with HBOT we are seriously considering it. 

CAROLYN’S UPCOMING SURGERY

Now for Carolyn’s update. She has already had 4 surgeries, and is due for what we hope will be her last one on Monday April 12th. By the time some of you read this newsletter she may have already had it. 

For those of you that don’t know her full story, she was diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma growth on her left calf. It started out as a low grade sarcoma, but higher grade cancer cells were found after the first surgery, and thus the reason for more surgeries including reconstructive plastic surgery to fill in the hole left from the removal of the tumor. This required a skin graft from both of  her upper thigh areas, in addition to 6 weeks of radiation. I’m feeling her pain just writing this.

The complications of this entire ordeal were significantly heightened because although the radiation killed any remaining cancer cells, it also damaged her wounds and has caused her great pain for the last several months. The upcoming surgery is to cut out the dead remains of her wound and administer liposuction to the new flap that is still enlarged. Ouch!

Please be in faith and agreement with us for the full restoration of our physical and mental conditions as we continue to declare God’s goodness and mercy. This has been a vicious demonic attack to steal, kill, and destroy us, and permanently end or cripple our lives and ministry. 

CONCLUSION  

We wish this newsletter was actually news about the fruit of our  grace in ministry and what the Lord is actually doing through us, but we wanted to be brutally honest and fully transparent concerning our own condition and health. 

We know some people support us for what we do in ministry and at the expense of possibly losing supporters we share this, but we’ve made the Lord our Source (although we know He uses people, and we are very appreciative of your giving and partnership). Years ago, one partner and dear friend consoled us by telling us that their support was based on who we are more than what we do and accomplish in ministry.  We were so touched and honored by that statement and are grateful for those that have this perspective. 

We pray and thank God for each of you and all the love, prayers, and support many of you have given us in our journey through this long hard valley. In the end, with Jesus, we know we always win.

Much love in Christ,

Bert and Carolyn 

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ARE THE BLIND LEADERS LEADING THE BLIND SHEEP?

Months ago my good friend, and prophet Ken Peters issued this scathing rebuke. If you have any bit of arrogance and are not humble and teachable, you will find it hard to receive it. At the least, submit it to the Holy Spirit. Here it is:

Hopefully all the Christian leaders who rolled over and played dead across this country will read…

In Russia the Christian leaders like you blindly followed instructions, and then came Lenin and Communism, followed by Hitler in Germany. Now look at Germany.

Mao in China?

Castro in Cuba?

Sanders, Biden, Pelosi, and  Newsome..

Keep sitting back brothers and sisters and the obvious is going to happen!
You continue to reap the benefits of this present President and his outspoken support of Christianity and Israel, but fail to support him for fear of what other spineless church leaders think of you! You hide behind your video church service feigning submission to God when actually you have totally grieved the Holy Spirit.

Your actions prove your disloyalty to Christ!

Your false narrative of good citizenship is disgusting and reveals complete fear of not only Covid-19, but the deep state, who now controls your actions and your sermons! You have failed miserably this beta test! If you in your pride don’t repent your next failures will be the end of Free Worship in America and is a State controlled church, exactly like the examples I set forth.

Some of you are a bit famous in the eyes of men, others not so. But all of you, regardless, have failed. Doing videos and trying desperately to calm your sheep so they continue to tithe and give finances with non-Spirit led messages that bring no life whatsoever. Boasting about how many salvations you accomplish, yet few true conversions leading to true disciples!

Have you so quickly forgotten 9-11?

Full churches for 2 weeks!

Sadly long ago you compromised the truth for the lie, and your need and desire to be accepted and esteemed in the eyes of men rather than true obedience to Christ Jesus and His faithful word:

“If you love the world you cannot love me”(John 15:18-20).

If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15).

“Now how many will speak against me?”

Does that sound like no love from Jesus? And no love in this post? How dare Him?

Better stated, how dare you do fake Church with no fear of God?!

You are no better than the money grubbers, the fake signs and wonders movement, the cult leaders demanding blind submission, the no-Holy Spirit today sects.

You will be held accountable. You will weep before the Real Jesus. You have white washed His Holy Word and called it submission to the Laws of the land completely out of Biblical context! Yet you cry at the sight of a Holocaust photo?

Sadly blind leaders, soon you will be in those types of photos…
You have no clue to the timing of God’s dealings on Earth and have turned away every true prophetic voice He has sent. God does not change because of your false doctrines of grace…
He says clearly to you to repent.

We are truly in for the fight of our life in regard to the freedoms we have enjoyed for a long time!
But please take heart and rest in the very presence of our great God and Savior. Many will sacrifice all for Him and some will become living martyrs. But all who love the Lord are His Father’s children.

Let not our hearts be troubled for He has overcome all for us!
None of this may turn out as we sense or believe or even expect but we know we are just passing through. This is not our home and even America is not our kingdom! Soon our King Jesus will return and some of us will be with Him and some of us will greet and welcome Him, but each and everyone who endures to the end will be saved. Remember that the endurance is not based in our own strength but in the grace and strength of our Lord Jesus Christ, and this is always with us just as He is always with us. So let’s not just grieve about what is happening any longer, but let us look up for our redemption draws near!

I love and pray for each of you.

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A TIME OF SELF-EXAMINATION, AWAKENING, AND HARVEST

We live in the Northeast region of America which is most liberal. It is taking more courage to live in radical uncompromising obedience to Jesus than ever before.

For example, the church we’ve been attending has chosen to stay open in spite of the pandemic. As a result, they’ve had a good number of their people threatened by their employers to either quit going to church or lose their job. Also, several grandparents in the church have been threatened by their families to quit going to church or lose the privilege of seeing their precious grandchildren. Do you think that’s an easy decision to choose between church and your livelihood or your grandchildren? I’m proud to say that most of these church members are taking a stand for Jesus and staying strong in Him.

Last week this church baptized 11 people right in the service who completely renounced sin and compromise and dedicated their lives to serving Jesus whole-heartedly. Most were young people. I was so elated and blessed to participate in the service. It reminded me of revival days in West Africa and Pensacola, Florida where we served for many years. This is the new era we have entered into in America.

If you want to live out authentic Christianity you’re going to have to stand against the atheistic communistic spirit that is gaining ground in our land. You’re going to have to make up your mind to courageously resist rogue government and tyranny.

There is a separation going on between the authentic obedient Christian and the carnal compromising one. It is a time of self examination, awakening, and harvest.During harvest time in Israel, the harvesters would take the wheat up on a hill at night when the winds would blow and throw the wheat up in the air so the winds could catch it and blow the chaff away. Then the pure wheat would be gathered into barns and preserved while the chaff was burned with fire.

Can you see the obvious analogy? We are living in the night season of the Church era and the winds of separation are now blowing and the fires of opposition and persecution will burn away the chaff representing the sin, the compromise, and carnality in the body of Christ, so that she can be a glorious Bride without spot and wrinkle, holy and blameless in God’s sight.

Fear not people of God. Seek Jesus and His strength. Be filled with His mighty Holy Spirit. Be of good courage and lean on His all sufficient grace. This is our finest hour, and the best is yet to come! We are victorious in Jesus!

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WHY DO SOME CHRISTIANS THINK I’M FOLLOWING CONSPIRACY THEORIES FOR BELIEVING GOD FOR A MIRACLE TO SAVE AMERICA?

They’ve accused me of nearly everything from following the QAnon cult to being a Christian nationalist to being a dominionist. They tell me I’m too political, hateful, angry, and disrespectful. Why?

Is it sinful to love Jesus and love America at the same time? Is it wrong to believe the election was stolen. I believe Satan got in because Christian pastors across America were too silent or misinformed or plain deceived. I believe President Trump is a very flawed man that the Lord is using for His purposes. I believe we are heading for a great event that will change everything in our nation.

Be assured that I know my citizenship is in heaven. I have my own President, actually King, who governs me and whom I submit to. He is taking good care of me. He is helping me to recover from complications of a stroke I had last year, and my wife Carolyn from a cancerous sarcoma. We know this world is not our home. We know we’re part of a higher kingdom, and refuse to get entangled in the affairs of this life.

We are believing God for revival in the Church in America. We are praying for God to grant the Christian Church repentance and for her to be purified, strengthened, and emboldened in this hour. It is critical for the Church to be right with God for the simple reason that judgment begins in the house of God.

“For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?” (1 Pt. 4:17)

It is a time of separation from all that would defile us and to become that glorious Church without spot and wrinkle.

“…that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.” (Ephesians 5:27)

The Lord Jesus is dealing severely with His people right now.

I posted these words of prophet Stanley Frodsham from 1965 in an article this week, that are more applicable now for America and the nations than they’ve ever been:

“With great judgments will I plead with the population of this country. Great darkness is coming upon the countries that have heard My gospel but no longer walk in it. My wrath shall come upon them.”

And then he prophesied this about the Church:

“Before I visit the nations in judgment I will begin at My house. When I do cause My wrath to come upon the cities of the world, My people shall be separate. I desire a people without spot and wrinkle, and such shall be preserved by Me in the time of My wrath, which will come upon all iniquity and unrighteousness.”

What a now word that is. You can chew on that word for a long time, and you should.

May God’s richest and best be yours, friends.

Bro Bert

BERT AND CAROLYN HEALTH UPDATE

One year ago today after a 3-city Southeast ministry trip I sat down at our dining room table to have lunch, not feeling quite right. After biting my tongue and not being able to pick up my last bite of food I knew something was off. I walked to the top of our basement stairway and felt uneasy and off balance. It was the day I had planned to visit my Mom who lives with my brother and sister-in-law two towns over. On my way there the car kept pulling to the left, and I knew it wasn’t the alignment. I was having a stroke.

When I arrived at my brother’s house, who is a former nurse, he confirmed it and took me to the hospital right away. Time was of essence, and as it turned out, because I was treated within the 3 hour window, I avoided permanent damage or paralysis. Thank God for that!

I was in the hospital for a total of 16 days and continued my rehab another month after getting discharged. Then I developed insomnia and the complications set in. It would be several months and admissions to other hospitals and specialty units before I finally began to heal.

CAROLYN UPDATE

During my treatment and recovery period Carolyn was diagnosed with a sarcoma cancerous growth on her lower left left, which required reconstructive surgery 4 times and then radiation. Unfortunately, the 6-week radiation treatments burned her lower leg and opened up her wounds, which have not yet healed and will require yet another surgery scheduled for April 12th. She’s been in constant pain because she’s had to lay off the pain medication for precautionary measures to avoid addiction.

We’ve not been able to travel in ministry for an entire year. I might also add that in the middle of our physical and mental challenges, we also contracted Covid-19 along with our son Daniel, who is living at home now, working, and also helping us. As you know, expenses continue to pile up, but through the love and support of our partners and friends God has sustained us. Thank you so much for your love, sensitivity, prayers, and financial gifts. We’re glad to report that we are on the other side and can now see the victory. We are grateful for the Lord’s goodness and mercy during this long difficult trial.

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THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW TRUMPS (pun intended) THE LETTER OF THE LAW

When I was a missionary in Liberia, West Africa we established Bible Training Centers in the interior hinterland of the nation that I was responsible for. I taught in the main training center in the capital city of Monrovia on Saturday, and then traveled on the weekdays and taught in the interior training centers Monday-Friday.

The ministry owned a new van that I and the team traveled in. We had a rule that we couldn’t pick up and transport anyone else but teachers and members of the travel team. But one night after finishing up with our classes in one BTC (Bible Training Center) in an interior city the electricity went out as it often did in the hinterland. As we hopped in our van and drove away from the building we notice a young crippled student who was walking on his hands and knees up a tiny hill. I told our driver to stop the van and pick him up. I explained to our team that we had to bypass the letter of the ministry rule to obey the spirit of it. I sensed no guilt at all about doing that. In fact, I sensed God’s pleasure and favor.

Jesus taught us to do just that in Matt. 5, 6, and 7 when he began His public ministry. It set the foundation for His entire ministry and what He came to fulfill.

“Think not that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”(Matt. 5:17)

This above example is a small example of what it means to obey the spirit of the Law. This is what the entire Church needs to learn to do concerning the recent election and obeying the rules of the present administration.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW IN AMERICA

Many States are catching on and refuting Biden’s mask rule, and the closing of our schools, businesses, and restaurants. Many are even defying the vaccine mandate and refusing to get one. If you have to get one, pray and sanctify it to the Lord.

We make our living via the travel ministry, so if the airlines won’t let us fly without a vaccine we may have to get one. We’ll see. We’ll cross that bridge when it comes as Carolyn and I have had physical challenges this past year and have not been able to travel yet.

Donald Trump is the legitimate President of the United States, not Joe Biden. God didn’t appoint JB. Satan stole the election. Those following the letter of the Law will crucify me for that statement. The rogue administration, MSM, corrupt justices, and all those who follow them will, too.

But those who know the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, and the heart of the Father, and have learned to listen to Him in their hearts, and know evil when they see it, are walking the narrow road. They are resisting evil and refusing to bow down to the lies and the cancel culture and the false gods of the West.

They have learned to renounce fear and instead say:

“GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN!”

More importantly, perhaps the most critical element in all this is that there is a neutral populace in America who are confused, downtrodden, and hurting who don’t really know what to believe. They are watching the righteous — you and me. They are observing the Church. And they are coming under conviction. There will be more people coming under the conviction of the Holy Spirit that will be ready to hear the true gospel and the authentic message of JESUS than ever before in America’s history if we will pray and believe.

I SEE A GREAT HARVEST COMING! THIS IS OUR FINEST HOUR! LET’S NOT RUN AND HIDE FROM THE CULTURE. LET US INFLUENCE THE CULTURE! LET’S GO!!! 👍👍👍🙌🙌🙌🔥🔥

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

(I WROTE THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IN 2015 NEAR THE END OF BARRACK OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY. I DIDN’T REALIZE HOW PROPHETIC I WAS BEING AND HOW MUCH WORSE IT WOULD GET UNDER BYE-DEN’S PRESIDENCY.)

Although we are to pray for kings and for those in authority (1Tim. 2:1-4), we are not to submit to ungodly laws and decrees that contradict Scripture. And we are not to remain silent and cower down before the wicked while anti-Christ laws and policies are passed, perverted values are celebrated, and bullying and intimidation against all righteousness and common sense become the norm. Notice this scripture:

“Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields and compromises his integrity before the wicked” (Pr. 25:26).

In the Bible Spirit filled prophets and preachers confronted evil. I am following their lead and destroying a mind-set in the Church that we should never disobey the laws of the land and cannot speak against evil kings, corrupt governments, or crooked courts. This is a false honor – the same false honor that was found in Germany in the time of Hitler’s takeover – a false honor that eulogized Hitler and allowed him to commit untold atrocities against the Jewish people and Christians who hid them.

The same scenario is unfolding itself right here in modern day America. Dutch Sheets had this to say concerning the evil of this current president.

“And who could ever forget the mocking spirit demonstrated by our president when he decorated the White House with rainbow colors. Using one of God’s covenantal symbols, a symbol now used by the LGBT movement, President Obama delivered one of the most arrogant, in-your-face gestures ever performed by an American president. Knowing fully the anguish millions of Christians were experiencing over this ruling, and knowing the insult this act would be to those millions of Americans, he chose to decorate the White House in this gay and lesbian symbolism. When asked during a press conference to comment on the ruling (and other “victories” he experienced last week), he reinforced his arrogance and insensitivity. Refusing to back down, He lauded this inexcusable act, speaking of it as “a moment worth savoring.” I can assure our president there will come a time when he will not savor that moment. The rainbow does not belong to any earthly movement but is a sacred symbol of one of God’s covenants. And the definition he just helped redefine was written by God, not a person. It was not only the Church and millions of Americans that were mocked; it was also Almighty God. And I can assure you; He will have the final say.”

I honor the office of President, but this president has been a disgrace to the office as he makes a mockery of Christianity. It is always a dishonor for the righteous to bow down to the wicked. Daniel refused to submit to King Nebuchadnezzar’s ungodly decree. Moses was hidden for three months by his parents in defiance of the king’s command. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego didn’t bow down to the nation’s idol. When threatened by religious leaders Peter and John would not refrain from preaching the gospel. With holy boldness we must follow their example. As these servants of God defied their kings and their unrighteous laws we must do the same.

Moses rebuked Pharaoh. Samuel rebuked King Saul. Elijah rebuked Ahab. This pattern of confronting kings and corrupt politicians continues in the New Testament.

John the Baptist rebuked King Herod, and it cost him his head. And notice Jesus’ response when the Pharisees warned Him of Herod’s murderous plot.

And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected’” (Lk. 13;32).

Jesus’s answer was directed at Herod himself. Not exactly a reverential response to the king. Jesus uses the word ‘fox’ here, which is a cunning person. In calling Herod a fox he reveals to him his true character. He was subtle as a fox, noted for being crafty, cunning, treacherous and base.

In modern vernacular we could say His tone resembled this: “Get out of my face Herod! I’m moving in power today, tomorrow, and the day after. I will lay my life down at Jerusalem where you have no jurisdiction. Get thee behind me!

The “softer, kinder, and gentler approach” is not what Jesus used on Herod. Although Jesus was the kindest and most gentle human being who ever walked the face of the earth, it wasn’t His gentleness and kindness that got Him killed. He was crucified for being bold and confrontational in truth and love. John the Baptist was beheaded for the same. Stephen was stoned for more of the same.

Jesus had no hesitation about speaking truth to political power and confronting kings. Actually, the Pharisees and the Sadducees were the politicians of Jesus’ day. They passed laws and would arrest people for violating those laws. They detained them, put them on trial, flogged them, and even persuaded the Romans to put them to death.

Thoroughly unintimidated by their political powers, Jesus rebuked them publicly, directly calling them “a brood of vipers” (Matt. 23:33) and the seed of Satan: “You are of your father the devil” (John 8:44).

Somebody once stated, “God has not called us to be nice. He has called us to be good. Nice people never confront evil and error, but good people do. It is the truth that sets men free, and genuine love will drive us to declare the truth no matter the cost.”

It’s time to put on the whole armor of God, pray, and stand, and speak the truth.

Romans 13:1-2: “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.”

Many Christians interpret this passage of Scripture to mean that we should blindly submit and obey our government, even if it’s an evil and corrupt government. This is a misconception and a falsehood. Most people fail to consider verse 3, “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.” Clearly, God is speaking about good government in Romans 13. It is only good government that is a terror to evil works, such as murder, violence, gross immorality, sexual deviancy, and other criminal acts. This president is a terror to good works and an advocate and activist of evil works. Here is what Rev. Franklin Graham said about him and our nation a few weeks ago before the SCOTUS decision to legalize gay marriage:

“President Barack Obama was right about one thing in the speech he gave at a Gay Pride event he hosted in the White House. He said, ‘There has been an incredible shift in attitudes across the country.’ That’s true—but it is definitely not a shift for the good of America. The shift in attitudes he refers to is the moral decline we are seeing manifest daily around us. Accepting wrong as right—accepting sin as something to be proud of. Yes, that’s definitely a shift. Should we be surprised that he thanked the LGBT community for all that they had helped him accomplish during his time as president? He said, ‘A lot of what we’ve accomplished over these last six and a half years has been because of you.’ He also noted there were two states where gay marriage was legal when he took office, but now there are 37. The President is leading this nation on a sinful course, and God will judge him and us as a nation if we don’t repent.”

And shortly thereafter the  dippy, daffy Supreme Court made the disastrous decision to legalize gay marriage in every state.

Barrack Obama is a terror to Christianity. He is a terror to the gospel. He is a terror to the nation of Israel. He is a terror to godly values. He is a terror to traditional marriage. He is a terror to the unborn. He is a terror to law and order, the ten commandments, and the constitution of the United States of America. He is a terror to the bravery, honor, and patriotism of our military. He is a terror to our children and grandchildren’s hopes for a better future.

We must not be silent, Church, and we must not be passive. Pastors, I hope you are not in the 90% number of pastors across this country who are choosing to remain silent and not speak on critical issues and Biblical principles in such an urgent time when your people need to hear it (Odds Are That Your Pastor Is Keeping The Truth From You Instead Of Preaching It). If you are, please change and get some fire in your belly. Surely God has anointed us to rise up and speak up as one unified voice in this hour and resist all evil. Even Russia’s leader Putin, and most recently Kenya’s president, are rebuking Obama and telling him to keep his sewage in America. What a travesty! Never I have been more ashamed of an American president than this one.

As my friend and cultural commentator Larry Tomczak says, “We are facing a “Dietrich Bonhoeffer Moment.” You recall that he chose civil disobedience and disobeyed Nazi law that stated that protecting Jewish people was against the law. He was hung for his stand. He also said prior to his death, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

This nation has a history of civil disobedience and throwing off tyranny and revolting against abusive government and laws. From the early revolution to anti-slavery to civil rights we are not strangers to lawbreaking (The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience).

God has a divine response to every form of evil. Fire in our pulpits can do much in igniting the Church and potentially the nation. I propose that first, pastors, should lead their churches in godly repentance, for judgment must begin in the house of God (1 Pet. 4:17). 

“Let us cleanse ourselves” (2 Cor. 7:1). It has been because of a weak, carnal, and idolatrous church that the way has been paved for the mess we are now in, but repentance, conviction, and courage can turn the tide.

Perversion fills our land (A Queer Thing Happened). Confusion fills our land (A Portrait of America’s Confusion). And those who speak out against it are persecuted for it. As for me, I will take it. All for my Lord Jesus.

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THE FIGHT IS NOT BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BUT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL

It is a time now to hold the Heavenly Father’s hand real tight and stay in close fellowship with Him. You can’t be so naturally and temporally minded, but spiritually and eternally minded moreso. I’m seeing too many leaders and pastors and believers in general losing the anointing of the Spirit in their lives and ministries because they are only thinking and operating in the wisdom of man.

Like most of you, I’m very concerned about our nation. After watching the Dismantling The Cabal videos (link is in comment section under my name to avoid circulation limitations) I became even more concerned. Due to my recent illness I couldn’t watch these videos at first. And when I did watch them I had to watch them in the Spirit with my heart fixed on the Lord. Although very troubling and horrific I’m so glad I watched them. Wow! Wow! Wow! Save the link and set some time aside to watch these videos. You will be greatly enlightened and although your heart will be broken, hope will be imparted to you at the end of it all.

What I’d like to say to you is this: The fight we are in brothers and sisters is not between the Democratic Party and Republican Party. It’s between good and evil. It’s between light and darkness. This is end time, mark of the beast, antichrist stuff we are dealing with. We’ve got to live soberly, and watch and pray. His coming is near. We must live ready with our eyes loooking expectantly for His soon return. 

Having said that, there is work to do. We must work while it is day. The night is coming where no man can work.

And this, knowing the season, that already it is time for you to awake out of sleep: for now is salvation nearer to us than when we first believed. The night is far spent, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:11-12)

We must wake up! We must preach the gospel! We must testify of Jesus! We must love the lost and broken humanity. We must be rich in good works. We must love and care for one another as the household of faith. 

As far as America, I really believe God is working a plan. I’m not talking about conspiracy theories. Some form of justice must be served soon. We cannot continue on this present course. The nations are watching us. We are the last vestige of freedom on the earth. Satan is working hard to eliminate that. 

And please don’t warn me against “Christian Nationalism”, a new term a group of a multitude of pastors have coined. It’s defusing faith and erasing hope from the hearts of many believers when they need it the most. I am a Christian first, but I am an American second. I love Jesus first, but I love my country, too. 

Satan stole the election. But watch what the Lord will do. Be patient. Have faith in God. Put all your hope and trust in Him, but pray in the Spirit and let Him speak to you, give you revelation, and assure you of victory. My wife and I have been doing that and the Spirit of God is ministering to us.

The future is bright and the best is yet to come.

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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.