OH PREACHER! YOU BETTER START INCLUDING POLITICS IN YOUR PREACHING

Preachers and all Christians who actually apply their faith to politics are the great final barrier to the corrupt socialist/communist agenda that has infiltrated our American society. This is why they are now being targeted.

There are humanistic ideologies and demonically designed strategies that have infiltrated our educational institutions and the political realm, and yes, even the Church, that are moving us toward universal egalitarianism and a cultural Marxism.

Could this be the manifestation of the spirit that Kenneth E. Hagin saw in an incredible 1963 vision?

Atheistic Hatred Inspired Communism

I believe the greatest enemy in decadent times like these may be the sleepy, lukewarm, and deceived Church. A subversive effort by the leftist-leaning liberals to infiltrate the Church and turn people away from the real gospel and true doctrine is gaining momentum in this hour. The purpose of this agenda is to sway the church toward a radical political movement and the spread of socialism and atheistic, hatred-inspired, communism in our nation. (Enemies Within The Church) (The Corruption Of American Christianity) (The Corruption Of American Christianity — Part 2)

Many professing Christians would mock and scoff at such a notion. They easily yield to that old devilish compromise and serpentine excuse that comes creeping in, that says: “don’t preach on politics”; “don’t mix politics with religion”; and “God is not interested in politics.”

Wrong.

WHY WE MUST PREACH ON POLITICS 

I will preach on politics. I will include sins of the culture and the wickedness and corruption of politics in my preaching — and all the more so because politics has a trickle-down effect that touches each one of our lives. It is my responsibility and duty before God and before the people to do so. The whole counsel of God includes exposing people’s sins and the sins of a nation.

“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).

Part of every preacher’s calling is to press the influence of kingdom culture on the existing culture, as John the Baptist did (Lk. 3:10-14, 19-20).

If you want to be Biblical, faithful, and true, preach and press the values of the kingdom of heaven upon the existing culture, which includes politics.

Politics can be righteous or wicked. It can be good or evil. It can be moral and upright or immoral and corrupt.

Politics can administer life or death.

Politics can administer God’s will for America or an anti-Christ agenda of atheism, socialism, communism, and globalism.

Politics can administer capitalism and kingdom economic principles or atheistic communism and humanistic socialism.

Politics can administer new covenant kingdom marriage or unnatural, perverse same-sex marriage and gender-confusion lunacy.

Politics can administer God-given inalienable rights and providence or government dominion and satanic agendas to rob Christ and the people of their inheritance.

Politics can administer Christian ideals or Islamic corrupt ethics.

Politics can administer equality or racism.

Politics can administer wisdom or foolishness.

Politics can administer morality or whoredom.

Now tell me that kingdom preaching does not include politics! You cannot get more kingdom than to oppose liberal-leftist politics and their evil agenda.

WHAT FINNEY AND FRODSHAM SAID 

We better pay attention to the words of Charles G. Finney, the great American revivalist, who knew something about pressing the influence of kingdom culture on the existing culture, which included politics and the way people vote.

“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them. Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course the Christians take in politics.” — Charles G. Finney

We better also heed Stanley Frodsham’s prophetic words, for we are nearer to their fulfillment than when he first spoke them in 1965.

“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:

“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 or wrinkle, and such will be preserved by Me in the time of My wrath, which will be coming upon all iniquity and unrighteousness.” (Cleansing The Temple)

It is high time for the Church to awaken and arise. The enemy has entered in through our back door and is stealing our liberties and our land.

I trust more of us are now coming to the realization that although authentic Christianity can survive without America, America cannot survive without authentic Christianity.

It’s time to take the fight to the enemies within.

This quote seems quite appropriate for the quagmire of wickedness and corruption we find ourselves in as we soon welcome in the tumultuous decade of the 2020s.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” — Abraham Lincoln

In The Tumultuous 2020s and Beyond, you will discover how to navigate the tumult of the next decade and emerge as an authentic remnant. Pre-order now and get a signed copy with free shipping. 

WHAT MARIO MURILLO SAID ABOUT MY NEW BOOK

Warnings from God carry only two potential outcomes. The first is a profound gratitude when certain disaster is averted. The other is unbridled remorse for ignoring the warning.

Today, warnings from God must navigate a minefield of cheap grace, false hope, and arrogance. Too many preachers today sound the same, even have the same inflections in their voice. They are dancing before the Body of Christ with false comfort every bit as much as the seduced prophets danced before Ahab in 1 Kings 22.

In the midst of that, Micaiah the prophet—who suffered the greatest pressure ever to conform and sound like everybody else—reacted with one of the most courageous phrases in history. “As the Lord lives, I will speak what the Lord says to me” (1 Kings 22:14).

We must never look at circumstances. We must see through them. Once you see through them you must see past them. You can only do this with warnings that come by God’s Spirit.

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 anger, or hate. This book is a Godsend to help you not only face the 20s 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.

THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA

This is another brief excerpt from my new book. Release date is 1/1/20. Pre-order offers coming soon.

God has ordained the United States Of America to be the most powerful nation in the world. Its military power and its economic superiority actually holds the world together. If the U.S. crumbled or imploded, China would take over the whole of the Far East. Pakistan and India would more than likely break out in war as both possess nuclear weapons. Iran would cause unlimited chaos and madness in the Middle East. These are just a few examples of what could happen.

But slowly and gradually in recent years, America’s moral high ground, which caused God to mercifully protect this land, has begun a downward sliding. Then during the last decade we’ve witnessed the nation spiraling into an abyss. Her enemies within sprang up in our marketplaces, court systems, universities, in the high and low places of our government, and of course, in the unprincipled, mad, lying media.

I believe you will be greatly enlightened from my findings in chapter 5 of this book that there are also now many enemies within various branches and large segments of the Church itself. An all-out hellish assault has been doubly unleashed to lull the Church to sleep, render her ineffective, and crush and destroy our nation.

Islamists, atheists, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, activist judges and a president who embraced an anti-biblical, one world ideology dominated American culture in the last decade. Hollywood also aided in spearheading this evil, violence, and corruption throughout the world.

During these turbulent times born again Christians and Messianic Jews began to pray. Thank God that across the nation there were enough saints who saw what was happening and began to cry out to God. Prayer movements for true revival and awakening intensified among the remnant people of God.

God’s response was to miraculously allow an unlikely businessman, Donald J. Trump, to be elected to the presidency of the United States of America. God foresaw that this hot blooded and temperamental man would have the backbone and character to stand up against the hordes of demonic forces that were intent on destroying our nation. Now these forces working through unregenerate, wicked, and unreasonable men are moving in chaotic desperation as they witness President Donald Trump undoing the work of the last president and gaining momentum for a second term run.

ANOTHER EXCERPT FROM MY NEW BOOK: DRAIN THE SWAMP

THE CONSPIRACY PRE-ELECTION ESSAY AND THE HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH THE GLOBAL LIBERAL SWAMP

A short powerful excerpt from my new book. Release date is 1/1/20. Pre-orders coming soon. 

A conspiracy essay was written in 2015 concerning a possible Donald Trump presidency. I wondered why no one took credit for the article. To this day no one really knows who wrote it. Here is what the article said:

“They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump. Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few.

“It’s about the unholy dynamics between big government, big business, and big media.They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. It’s one for all and all for one.

“It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich, everyone except the American people. We get ripped off. We’re the patsies. But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media, and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened like never before.

“Donald Trump can self-fund. No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business, and political elite understand that Trump is no joke. He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

“It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the good old boys club. They talk big, but they won’t change a thing. They are all beholden to big-money donors. They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations, and multinational corporations … like Big Pharma or Big Oil.”

How mysteriously accurate this article was when the odds of a Donald Trump presidency were still very remote! Thank God he has not been assassinated. He needs our prayers now more than ever. At this writing he is 73 years old and the pressure of a second term will be immense and could take a toll on his aging body and mind. Besides, he may not even win unless prayer is made.

Can you see the miracle his election was? And while Trump is not the savior of our country in the spiritual sense, he is the beginning of a miracle for the church. I see him as a sort of gatekeeper keeping America from a stay of execution. As I heard one national voice say, he is an act of God to buy the church time to repent and return to her rightful role in American life. No, Trump is not a pastor or a moral reformer, but he is clearly an instrument of restraint to a full blown national political, moral, and spiritual disaster.  If the Church doesn’t seize the time and opportunity God has opened, disaster will strike on America like a serpent’s head.

THIS BOOK IS A LIGHTNING BOLT FROM HEAVEN

Dear Esteemed Readers,

I’m going to ask you to do something I have never asked you to do. Could you help me share the message of my upcoming book with your friends?  Perhaps you could email your own contacts about it using the back matter below. Just copy and paste it. 

Or you could invite them to follow this blog so they could be introduced to excerpts and sneak previews of the book themselves?

Here’s the link: https://theflamingherald.wordpress.com/?blogsub=subscribe

Why am I asking this?

I am a self publisher. Because I’ve been writing consistently for a number of years now I’ve a built a faithful following, but it is only a small remnant. I can’t shake the thought that the Lord wants to do something greater with this book’s message.  We’re already seeing His favor as key leaders are endorsing it, and Mario Murillo graciously wrote the Foreword calling it one of the most important books for the time. 

My blog was awarded with being one of the top 100 Christian blogs, so I’m not necessarily looking for just more subscribers. I’m looking for people who know our nation is in trouble and are not burying their heads in the sand. I need an army of people who will spread the urgent message that is in my new book, THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s AND BEYOND. The first book’s offer will be to my blog readers — that’s you! (many are subscribers but statistics show a good number never even open the blog). We will be taking pre-orders before the month is out, if all goes well.

Thank you for your help and support, and God bless you!

Here is the book’s back matter that I ask you share (back cover):

“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 to emerge as an authentic remnant.

In The Tumultuous 2020s, you will receive:

A heaven sent warning to avoid a national disaster.

Wisdom to identify America’s true enemies and to navigate through demonic minefields and humanistic ideologies that are designed to destroy our nation and dilute the Church’s power and effectiveness.

Courage and strength to overcome the greatest test American believers will face in their lifetimes.

This book is truly a lightning bolt from heaven.

FRESH BREAD

I’d like to share a prophetic dream I had recently.

Many people were in a banqueting hall waiting for the guest of honor to arrive. He seemed to have delayed his coming. Then suddenly through a frosty designed long walled window I saw the shadow of a man with long flowing hair walking briskly.

It was Jesus.

Although I couldn’t make out His features due to the frosty window, I could see that He was walking with a fast pace in long strides as if He was on an urgent mission. As He walked into the banqueting hall He approached me and spoke as a military officer in command:

“Farias! Did you get the bread?”

Oh no! The task of keeping fresh bread on hand had slipped my mind. In a frantic dash I rushed to the supply room in the back and found some old bread from the Salvation Army food bank. Due to its staleness I started warming it up in the microwave to make it soft and fresh, all to no avail. I had neglected to purchase fresh bread before Jesus came.

The oil in the lamps of the virgins (Matt. 25:1-13) represents both the Holy Spirit (oil) and the Word (lamp). The dynamic of the Holy Spirit illuminating the word of God to us is what make the word of God fresh. Many in the body of Christ have their lamps but little to no oil. They have the word but they’re not filled with the Spirit. They may have some oil in their lamps but no added vessel with any extra oil. This is what will determine the coming separation in the Church now and at the rapture.

My wife and I have traveled extensively to churches in the last 8 years. We are seeing an unholy trend. There are more and more Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians who have a Bible but no oil. Some are not baptized in the Holy Spirit though they’ve been in a P/C church for several years. They do not have a prayer language or they don’t utilize it.

Here’s what the Lord said after the dream:

“I’m bringing back voices that are speaking what I’m saying. My people must learn to hear and discern properly for there are deceiving spirits moving even among those previously thought to be strong. It is only the revelation and the feeding and nourishment that comes from partaking of the fresh bread of My Word that keeps them in Christ and in the Light.

“There are many warnings I’ve given My people. Remember that in these days I said many would be offended and deceived and the love of many would wax cold. Many in My church are being fed stale food. The children of Israel needed fresh manna every day to look for Me, and eat of Me, and be filled with Me. Learn to come to Me every day to hear what I have to say. The Son of man was always ready to give people fresh bread because He stayed in the Father’s presence. You must do the same.”

Many celebrity ministers and well known names no longer serve fresh bread. They’re too busy or idle in prayer, and so they do not have spiritual nourishment to feed the people and are no longer following God’s perfect plan for their lives. My wife observed a minister with a household name speaking at a conference and noticed a great difference in their words. They were stale and lifeless even though there was much truth in them.

It’s not about a name or a celebrity but it’s about a vessel through whom the word of the Lord flows through. Truth is not enough. Knowledge is not enough. The kingdom of God is not in words but in power. Such is the state of many pastors and ministers in this hour. Such is the state of many believers. Remember that a big part of the warnings in the last days is that there will be many false apostles, false prophets, and false teachers. Deception is the greatest danger. Warnings could be the greatest ministry. Selah.

BERT’S NEWEST BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS 1/1/20

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

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Mario Murillo called it one of the most important words for this time. A severe warning from the Lord.

Prayerfully consider supporting our ministry and following our blog to help spread these messages. Also, consider subscribing to our ministry YouTube channel for weekly 15 minute Face to Face video impartations on the Spirit-filled life from my wife and I.

Our books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day.

Also, this ministry is sustained by the freewill offerings of those who believe in the mandate and message of revival and restoration that this ministry carries. Again, if this article has been a blessing to you, would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution through our Paypal button to help?

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Thank you, and may God’s richest and best be yours.

FRESH BREAD

I’d like to share a prophetic dream I had recently.

Many people were in a banqueting hall waiting for the guest of honor to arrive. He seemed to have delayed his coming. Then suddenly through a frosty designed long walled window I saw the shadow of a man with long flowing hair walking briskly.

It was Jesus.

Although I couldn’t make out his features due to the frosty window, I could see that He walking with a fast pace in long strides as if he was on an urgent mission. As he walked into the banqueting hall he approached me and spoke as a military officer in command:

“Farias! Did you get the bread?”

Oh no! The task of keeping fresh bread on hand had slipped my mind. In a frantic dash I rushed to the supply room in the back and found some old bread from the Salvation Army food bank. Due to its staleness I started warming it up in the microwave to make it soft and fresh, all to no avail. I had neglected to purchase fresh bread before Jesus came.

The oil in the lamps of the virgins (Matt. 25:1-13) represents both the Holy Spirit (oil) and the Word (lamp). The dynamic of the Holy Spirit illuminating the word of God to us is what make the word of God fresh. Many in the body of Christ have their lamps but little to no oil. They have the word but they’re not filled with the Spirit. They may have some oil in their lamps but no added vessel with any extra oil. This is what will determine the coming separation in the Church now and at the rapture.

My wife and I have traveled extensively to churches in the last 8 years. We are seeing an unholy trend. There are more and more Pentecostal/Charismatic Christians who have a Bible but no oil. Some are not baptized in the Holy Spirit though they’ve been in a P/C church for several years. They do not have a prayer language or they don’t utilize it.

Here’s what the Lord said after the dream:

“I’m bringing back voices that are speaking what I’m saying.  My people must learn to hear and discern properly for there are deceiving spirits moving even among those previously thought to be strong.  It is only the revelation and the feeding and nourishment that comes from partaking of the fresh bread of My Word that keeps them in Christ and in the Light.

“There are many warnings I’ve given My people.  Remember that in these days I said many would be offended and deceived and the love of many would wax cold.  Many in My church are being fed stale food. The children of Israel needed fresh manna every day to look for Me, and eat of Me, and be filled with Me. Learn to come to Me every day to hear what I have to say. The Son of man was always ready to give people fresh bread because He stayed in the Father’s presence. You must do the same.”  

Many celebrity minsters and well known names no longer serve fresh bread. They’re too busy or idle in prayer, and so they do not have spiritual nourishment to feed the people and are no longer following God’s perfect plan for their lives. My wife observed a minister with a household name speaking at a conference and noticed a great difference in their words. They were stale and lifeless even though there was much truth in them.

It’s not about a name or a celebrity but it’s about a vessel through whom the word of the Lord flows through. Truth is not enough. Knowledge is not enough. The kingdom of God is not in words but in power. Such is the state of many pastors and ministers in this hour. Such is the state of many believers. Remember that a big part of the warnings in the last days is that there will be many false apostles, false prophets, and false teachers. Deception is the greatest danger. Warnings could be the greatest ministry. Selah.

BERT’S NEWEST BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS 1/1/20

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

Mario Murillo called it one of the most important words for this time. A severe warning from the Lord.

Prayerfully consider supporting our ministry and following our blog to help spread these messages. Also, consider subscribing to our ministry YouTube channel for weekly 15 minute Face to Face video impartations on the Spirit-filled life from my wife and I.  

Our books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day. 

Also, this ministry is sustained by the freewill offerings of those who believe in the mandate and message of revival and restoration that this ministry carries. Again, if this article has been a blessing to you, would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution through our Paypal button to help? 

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Thank you, and may God’s richest and best be yours. 

THE RETURN OF THE LORD SHIELDED FROM THOSE WHO HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING

An inspired utterance from the vessel of Carolyn Farias:

“And so as it was in the beginning when My Son came upon the earth. And the wisdom that I had to bring Him in was in a mystery and was shielded from the enemy’s eyes, and there was no understanding.

And so shall it be in this day and in this hour when My people come together and are filled with My Spirit, that I will begin to move and set in order My Son’s return.

For there is an hour that I am calling for My sons to be revealed. Even as the earth groans, so is it the hour of the revealing of My sons and My people as they are filled with My Spirit.

There are things that are coming to happen. There are movements of My Spirit that need to be demonstrated in this hour and in this time.

And if you will say to Me, “yes, I will; yes, I will do the will of My Father. Then I will use you and I will begin to fill you with a filling of My Spirit that was greater than when it started.”

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When Jesus was presented in the temple as an infant there were two old saints who were there by revelation. First, it had been revealed to Simeon that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ (Luke 2: 25-35). Part of the revelation he also received was that Jesus would be a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles — something unheard of in those days as the Gentiles were outside of the covenant God made with Israel and considered dogs by the Jews.

The other old saint was Anna, a prophetess, who also came into the temple at exactly the time Joseph and Mary came in with the infant Jesus (Luke 2:36-38). She gave thanks to the Lord and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem (v. 38).

Notice that she spoke to all those who were looking for redemption in Jerusalem. As it was with the Lord’s first coming so shall it be with His second coming. Not everyone will be looking for Him. The mystery of His second coming will be shielded from many who are not expecting Him. There will even be scoffers who will doubt His coming (2 Pt. 3:3).

Here are at least three things we need to be mindful of that Peter points out concerning the coming of the Lord.

1. Do not forget that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as one day. Remembering this one thing will keep you from being among the scoffers (2 Pt. 3:8). There is a large segment in the body of Christ who now scoff the rapture of the Church and even downplay the word “rapture”.

2. Since the earth and its’ elements will be dissolved with fervent heat, we should carry ourselves in holy conduct and godliness (v. 11), and be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless (v. 14). So much for the hyper grace doctrine and being covered by carte blanche. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord (Heb. 12:14). There is no peace to the unholy.

3. Thirdly, we should always be looking for and hastening the coming of the Lord (v. 12), looking for the new heavens and a new earth (v. 13), and looking forward to these things (v. 14). This is an inward look that sees the things which are eternal and not the temporal. Several of the Bible’s references of the Lord’s coming speak of a looking posture that we are to remain in.

the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him and at an hour that he is not aware of…(Matt. 24:50)

Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…” (Titus 2:13).

My admonition to you is don’t be found among those who fall from their own steadfastness and are led away by the error of the wicked, but continue to grow in the grace ad the knowledge of the Lord (v. 17-18).

It is imperative that you be continually filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18-19) and stay ready for the Lord’s coming. It is only then that you will even have spiritual understanding of the time and season of it.

Here is a short video of Carolyn’s Spirit-inspired utterance with an exhortation from me that follows. Spirit-inspired utterance

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Our books are forerunners to personal holiness, the move of God, and the return of the Lord. They also combat the departure from the faith and the turning away from the truth we are seeing in our day. 

Also, this ministry is sustained by the freewill offerings of those who believe in the mandate and message of revival and restoration that this ministry carries. Again, if this article has been a blessing to you, would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution through our Paypal button to help? 

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IS KANYE WEST A DECEIVER?

There are many Christians who are critical of Kanye West’s recent interview with Joel Osteen and subsequent concert at Lakewood church. They say he was promoting a false Jesus and a false gospel and leading people to hell – even calling his concert a Satanic ritual filled with New Age symbols etc. They do not believe Kanye has been truly converted. Instead, they believe he’s a deceiver. Are they right?

I watched most of the interview and the concert, and was blessed, encouraged, and edified by it all. I even wept and laughed through some of it. Those who believe Kanye is a deceiver and are being vocal about it are missing the mark. They’re criticizing Kanye when they should be watching and praying over his soul. I believe he has been genuinely converted but remains a famous celebrity rapper and billionaire, while at the same time, being a baby in the faith.

Don’t you think the devil would make him a main target of his attacks? He is proclaiming and singing about Jesus! Thousands are now reading the Bible that weren’t before. Thousands are attending church that weren’t before. Thousands are coming to Christ. Damage is being done to the kingdom of darkness. But there is a war and a fight for his soul.

Meanwhile too many believers keep forming weapons against him by questioning his conversion and calling him a great deceiver. Frankly, it displays a great immaturity and a lack of genuine love and concern for a young lamb whom wolves are seeking to tempt and devour.

Yes, he is raw. Yes, he has his rough edges as all new believers do when they are new converts. But I have no doubt he is a bonafide believer in Jesus Christ and is reaching multitudes with his testimony and message. But too many keep harping on every little thing he’s doing in his concerts and looking for the devil in it all. Then they tell the whole world he’s a false convert. They’re playing right into the hands of what the devil wants. More strife, more discord, more divisiveness in the body of Christ. Please stop the divisive rhetoric and the heresy hunting.

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Kanye West is our brother, but the temptations are great at the level of influence he is at right now in the Kingdom. This is where caution must also be exercised. I say this because there’s a second group of Christians who must refrain from giving him idolatrous adulation and borderline worship. He’s been idolized and worshipped by the world, but must learn that kingdom principles run counterculture to the world.

Kanye’s Christian critics, really self-proclaimed watchmen, are actually rooting for Kanye to be exposed and fall. They would be happy for it because then they would be right and proclaim to everyone who wouldn’t listen to them, “I told you so!” This is a religious, Pharisaical spirit. It manifests in a self-righteousness and accuses preachers of abdicating their responsibilities of “protecting the sheep” from Kanye because we won’t call him out for the deceiver they believe he is. What arrogance!

The right spirit is to rejoice in Kanye’s salvation and testimony while being sober and watchful in prayer for him. Those who are walking in the right spirit are cheering for Kanye, hoping that he will overcome the many temptations of a high profile celebrity and become a mature disciple.

Pray for Kanye West. “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:13).

Be a support to us and follow our blog and help spread these messages. Also, consider subscribing to our ministry YouTube channel for weekly 15 minute Face to Face video impartations on the Spirit-filled life from my wife and I.  

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Also, this ministry is sustained by the freewill offerings of those who believe in the mandate and message of revival and restoration that this ministry carries. Again, if this article has been a blessing to you, would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution through our Paypal button to help? 

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AMERICA HAS BEEN DYING A SLOW DEATH BUT SHE’S TOO YOUNG TO DIE

This article was written by a pastor friend of mine, Bill Staten and edited by me. Bill is the pastor of Faith Christian Center in Cairo, Georgia. I rejoice in the voice of some bold pastors who refuse to remain silent about the state of our nation. They are educating their people and leading strong. My prayer is that more of them would arise and be unmuted in this hour.  

I have heard all my life about the poor frog that got boiled in water because he was too stupid to notice the heat rising in the pot. It made an impression on me and I’ve even used it in sermons and lessons taught to a number of congregations and students. My heart was shattered to find out the truth about this illustration.

The boiling frog is a fable describing a frog being slowly boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death.

The frog is the American Church.

The Church of America has been regarded as being asleep for a very long time. If not asleep, then certainly oblivious to what is happening around us. We see the nation changing right before our very eyes and go on as if nothing is happening. Though we say we don’t like the changes, very few of us have voiced our opinion to the government. While silence is “golden” it is also deadly. It’s time to wake up and realize we are in a spiritual war that will decide the fate of the nation and the Church.

Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong'” (Joel 3:9-10).

THE LGBTQ AGENDA

The nation is going through a cultural change and little has been done to stop it. I’m talking about the LGBTQ agenda. The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Queer culture have “come out of the closet” with an undeniable force with the motive to have America accept this lifestyle. Sex education all the way back to kindergarten is shaping the minds of our children that this lifestyle is acceptable, and that Christianity is bigoted against this culture.

It seems as if this agenda is something that sprang up overnight or at least within the last decade. But it was introduced to America at least over 60 years ago. We, as God-fearing Americans, didn’t say anything at the beginning and now it seems it’s too late (The frog beginning to boil). The biggest force behind this movement is the world of entertainment. They disguised this in movies, cartoons, soap operas, sit-coms and we laughed and thought it was cute entertainment.

The earliest I could find, even though I know there were earlier moments in films, is the movie dated 1959, “Some Like It Hot” staring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis where these two throughout the movie were dressed as women. It was hilarious. What entertainment! A wonderful movie to sit and enjoy. Or was it? The subliminal message was that it would be alright for men to dress like women as long as it was good clean fun. Since it wasn’t stopped and labeled as immoral by the Church of America it permitted the gay cause to continue its hidden motive of softening the Christian to accept this and other lifestyles.

In the 60’s Archie Bunker had an openly gay friend in Sammy Davis Jr. The fact that his character was gay wasn’t immediately known. It did surface when Archie wanted his picture taken with Davis to prove to his buddies that he wasn’t a racist. But Sammy got the last laugh when just as the camera was snapped, he turned his head and kissed Archie. Archie couldn’t believe that he had been kissed by another man. And America laughed at such a sight.

In the 70’s Tom Hanks, in order to find a place to stay, dressed as a woman in “Bosom Buddies” in a popular sit-com. Again, this hilarious situation goes without adversity from the church and the heat under the frog in a pot turned up a little more.

The following prime time TV programs all had episodes with a gay character in the storyline. Many of which went un-noticed and subsequently allowed by the viewers as entertainment. See how many of these programs you remember watching and probably never noticed the episode(s) that featured a gay character in the story:

Marcus Welby MD; Police Woman; Streets of San Francisco; Mary Tyler Moore; Sanford and Son; Columbo; Soap; M.A.S.H.; Maude; Police Story; Barney Miller; The Doctors, Bob Newhart; The Jefferson’s; Kojak; LA Law; Picket Fences; Ellen Degeneres; Friends; Will and Grace; Downton Abbey; Glee; The Simpsons; and this is just a few.

Some are very open about the gay characters while others were silent and hidden well so that it wasn’t as noticeable. It’s getting worse each and every season of new programs on major networks as well as cable networks (The Frog is certainly boiling now).

How could this happen? How could a “Christian nation” allow this culture to overtake us? Easy. Nothing was ever said. Hollywood was never challenged. The Bible was never dominant enough in our homes to question this lifestyle. So now Christians believe the LGBTQ movement’s lie that they seek only Christian love and acceptance. But the truth is that the LGBTQ movement seeks to bury Christianity by bullying us into silence and extinction.

Now the lifestyle culture created by the LGBTQ community is in our face and having their say in government and in churches as well. It seems as if we cannot say anything about this community. We are expected to change our gospel and accept them as the new normal. This very letter would be regarded as a hate message, but it is directed to the church and not their agenda.

SOCIALISM

Could this happen again in another form of lifestyle? Yes, it can, and yes it is! There is a strong movement today to change this nation to be a socialist state. Socialism is slowly but surely being forced upon us. The president has vowed that this will not happen to America, but what about when he is not the president? The next generation of leadership has socialism as a target for this nation. How can this happen? They have an agenda and it has been published openly.

It was set in motion decades ago, but they needed a leader to implement subtle changes. A recent president, Barrack Obama, was the person to enable these subtle changes to get a foothold in America. The next one expected to be president, Hillary Clinton, was going to take it much, much further to the point of no return. God intervened and another president was elected unexpectantly. This president has given the Church of America a chance to wake up. We need the mighty men and women to arise.

Here is the list of agendas that must be accomplished in order to move to a socialist/fascist state.

This is how to create a socialist state by Saul Alinsky. There must be eight levels of control to create a socialist nation.

1. Healthcare: control healthcare and you control the people.
2. Poverty: increase the poverty level as high as possible. Poor people become dependent upon the government for their provision.
3. Debt: increase the national debt to an unstainable level. This will be to raise the taxes higher and make more people live in poverty.
4. Gun Control: remove the ability for people to defend themselves from the governments control.
5. Welfare: take control of every aspect of their lives. Control food consumption, housing costs, and income.
6. Education: take control of what children are taught and only teach them to follow these standards.
7. Religion: remove religious belief in God from the government and schools. Control what can be preached and taught in a public assembly. Control the assembly as well.
8. Class Warfare: divide the people into two groups, the wealthy and the poor. This causes discontent and will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor. Siding one against the other.

Many have already made their platform known that this is what they are aiming for. This will produce a drastic change to all of America and Americans. We can sit back and let this happen as well. All we must do is remain silent.

HOW TO STOP THE ATTACK ON OUR FREEDOMS

This is the coming agenda. This is the view of the United States in the future. There is something we can do to stop this attack against freedom as we know it.

First, pray. But prayer cannot be the only thing we do.

Second, vote. Our first voice against such changes can be at the ballot box. Again, that’s not enough.

Third be vocal. Be vocal in city, county, and state issues by letting legislators know how you feel.

Fourth lead. Run for office. Be a leader that stands for the right and against the wrong.

Realize that all the signs, banners, flags, crowds, protests, and marches are people that believe in their cause. The LGBTQ community believe so much in their cause that they are willing to go to jail. They are unashamed to show PDA (public display of affection) by holding hands, hugging, kissing, and acts of intimacy openly. They are covered by their community to protect them and bail them out if necessary. Shouldn’t we Christians be unashamed about our cause? Shouldn’t we pray, lift up holy hands, sing and worship with our voices on the street and show that we are serious about our Lord’s love as well?

It’s a spiritual war that must be fought and taken down by spiritual warriors, but it’s also a warfare that must be dealt with naturally by voicing our objections to this culture.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12).

The spirit that drives them is from the darkest region of evil. It is spiritual wickedness that controls the very heart and soul of the LBGTQ agenda. We have a greater force in us. He is the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

We need to rise to another level of boldness. The enemy is bold, but we need to be bolder. They are unashamed, but we need to be more unashamed. Will you accept this challenge to be bold as a lion and take a righteous stand for the LORD?

I honestly believe that our nation needs the Christian to rise up in a power that the world cannot deny. Instead of talking about how great our God is, let’s be a demonstration of how His awesome love can change the hearts and ways of man. As one writer said, “America, you’re too young to die.”

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