Branson: It hasn’t even started yet!
By Mario Murillo
Tonight was a nuclear blast—inside a church building. Even the most confirmed skeptic felt the concussion of the blast. The Holy Spirit did not bless—He dominated. It was total domination. God was passing judgment on disease, demons and religion.
But first I made this announcement: “this is the last night,” the reaction was instant disappointment and righteous indignation. Then I said, “Let me finish. This is the last night of our preparation—the revival in Branson hasn’t even started yet. These meetings were some of the best I have ever seen, but they are nothing compared to the meetings that will come now.”
All day God worked on me about how we had not even started yet. We had only touched the surface of HIS GLORY. The meetings He wants have not yet happened. The order came: Clear the decks and prepare for fire, glory and supernatural power that was beyond my experience.
“So when do we continue?” The Lord answered: “on the day that brought misery on the nation.” September 11th, 2001 we were attacked. Jets crashing into the Twin Towers and agony crashed into America’s soul. On Friday, September 11, 2015 we will declare HEAVEN OVER 9/11!
I told the audience that they were an army not a congregation. I reminded them of Psalm 110:3 “Your people will be a willing army in the day of your power.” I explained that it was time to learn three things: how to climb a tree, walk on water, and tear the roof off.
- Zacchaeus would do whatever it took to see Jesus so he climbed a tree. Luke 19: 1 “Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.”
I told them that this revival would only survive if we wanted to see Jesus, know Jesus, keep focused on Jesus and do whatever it takes to grow in Jesus.
- Peter wanted to live in the supernatural, so he asked permission to walk on water. Matthew 14:28 “And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.”
We are going to experience extravagant gifts and towering miracles. We must learn to walk on water. We must venture out of the boat. We must leave the safe zone. We must join Jesus in the greater works.
- We must learn to tear the roof off if necessary. Luke 5:19 “When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.”
We must never get discouraged or take our eyes off of the prize. When the way looks impossible we must find a way where there is no way.
The sermon ended–the fire began. Healing came. Those who could not walk did. In fact, whatever anybody could not do, they could do now. One young man out of his wheelchair kept yelling: FIRE, FIRE, FIRE! Several fell to the ground as the GLORY overpowered them. Not one square inch of the house was untouched by the power of God.
Lost souls had no protection against this display of power. They eagerly filled the front and were saved.
I have never felt this way before. It is a feeling that this miracle in Branson is barely taking shape. Something astounding is growing and if we leave it alone it will spread until it envelopes our entire nation.
Are we watching history unfold right before our eyes?
By Mario Murillo
I walked out of the meeting last night in Branson reeling under conviction. Tonight shook me to my core. It is not that I have not seen great meetings before—I have seen astonishing healings and massive altar calls—but I have never seen all of the elements of awakening together in one room, at one time. Never!
Let me go further…I have never seen a night that carried this kind of fire power. This has the aroma of answered prayer; unspeakable yearnings that have bombarded heaven for decades.
For those who must know, yes, there were wonderful healings. One woman who was told to go home and die by doctors received faith to be healed. Cancer ravaged her body, specifically her leg. I saw the moment that faith obliterated fear. She stood and walked in open defiance to the disease. Her act of faith ignited others. Soon we were watching militant ministry. People overcome by compassion started praying for others. At least 50 people confessed that they had been healed.
Now the floodgates of salvation opened wide. A surging billow of holy love swept over the people and washed them up to the front of the building where they sobbed their way to Christ.
I took a fleeting look at the audience. Tears of gratitude flowed from the faces of saints who had not seen this kind of fire and glory in 40 years.
As I said, I walked out reeling under conviction. Are we watching history unfold right before our eyes? What caused my inner agony is that I knew all too well the answer to that question: It all depends. Can we keep the hand of man from reclaiming this revival the way the weeds reclaim abandoned towns? Will hidden agendas surface and swallow the move like a sink hole?
What will the epitaph say? Will it be death by emotionalism, legalism, hedonism or pride? It was at this moment that it became so clear that this act of God should not end… that my first duty was to keep evil at bay while staying out of the way.
A great and mighty revelation struck me. The Moravian revival that began on August 13th, 1727 in Germany lasted 100 years. It led John Wesley to Christ. It featured the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, unceasing prayer and sent out more Protestant missionaries than the entire church had in 200 years. It is a testimony of a movement that never stopped praying and obeying.
Most people do not realize that Henry Ford did not invent the automobile and Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. Both inventions came decades before. What they did, was to create sustainable versions of the car and light bulb. That is why we remember them.
Our task is clear in Branson. Seek sustained revival…if we can lose ourselves to the Holy Spirit then we can see history—nation changing history—unfold before our eyes. What will the meeting be like tonight?