Author and revivalist Bert Farias says God has been patient and long suffering with America for decades. But, Farias warns, believers need to begin to prepare themselves for what is going to be "the greatest test of our lifetime."
Farias says we're on the edge of tumultuous times in this country, and that the decade of the 2020s will be one of challenge and persecution for Christ followers.
"Believers are going to have to be strong, and they're going to have to know what they believe and know what they have committed their souls to," Farias told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "We're at the door right now. Not to the degree that you're seeing in China or Iran, but certainly it is coming.
"What is happening right now in our nation can be described as turbulent. The division, the violent anger and—if I can—even rage toward our president and the government and the changes that the president is making. Let's not fool ourselves. We're already there.
"I'm telling you, if this president that's so hated wins the election in November, you're going to see this thing turned up tenfold. And I'm concerned about what the church is going to do in the middle of this tumult. We know authentic Christianity is never going to die. We're going to be here until Jesus comes. But America cannot exist without authentic Christianity. The church has to become a force to be reckoned with and lift up the standard of what Jesus told us to do to bring this nation back to righteousness."
For more about Farias' thoughts on America's future, listen to the entire podcast.
Never miss another Spirit-filled news story again. Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.
Three Summer Deals from Charisma: