Black Coalition of Pastors call on Obama to change his stance on same sex marriage.

 

A few days ago, I asked why black pastors had not spoken out against Obama and the NAACP intimidating black pastors to support same sex marriage.  Now comes news that some very credible pastors are calling on Obama to change his position on Gay Marriage.  Here is the report.

Here is a report  By Meagan Clark – The Daily Caller | The Daily Caller – 3 hrs ago

 The Coalition of African American Pastors announced Tuesday that it does not agree with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s decision to endorse the legalization of same-sex marriage.

CAAP launched a petition last week to oppose broadening the legal definition of marriage.

The coalition includes leaders of black churches and veteran civil rights leaders who marched with Martin Luther King Jr.

The NAACP voted to endorse same-sex marriage Saturday, and NAACP President Benjamin Jealous publicly endorsed gay marriage Monday.

“The NAACP has abandoned its historic responsibility to speak for and safeguard the civil rights movement,” CAAP founder and President William Owens said Tuesday. “We who marched with Rev. King did not march one inch or one mile to promote same-sex marriage.”

Jealous called gay marriage a civil right, and said he believes “it is the responsibility, the history of the NAACP to speak up on the civil rights issues of our times.”

CAAP says it believes gay Americans should have equal civil rights, but that it does not believe there should be a right to legally marry someone of the same sex.

On behalf of the coalition, Owens said, “We call on all Americans to respect the legitimate civil rights of gay people to be free from violence, harassment, to vote, to hold jobs.”

Owens drew from King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” to explain what he believes is the difference between a just and unjust law.

According to Owens, a just law is a man-made code that squares with the law of God, and an unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with moral law.

Owens also drew from St. Thomas Aquinas and said, “An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law.”

“Same-sex marriage is an attempt to do the opposite of what Rev. King did,” Owens said.  “It’s an attempt by men to use political power to declare that an act contrary to God’s law and to the natural law is a civil right.”

CAAP held a press conference last week in Memphis, where King died, to call on President Barack Obama to reconsider his support for gay marriage.

“Our only weapons in this fight are the weapons of Rev. King: truth and love and courage,” Owens said.”  – Meagan Clark.

These men have reaffirmed who their true messiah is.  They have also done something incredibly urgent by invoking the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  They have demonstrated that forces who wanted to blur the line between same sex marriage and the Civil Rights Movment  had, as one eloquent voice put it, “hijacked the freedom train from Birmingham.”

Why this will be an explosive summer of outreach for Mario Murillo Ministries

    

 

 

As I write this to you we are preparing to launch our 45th summer outreach. A great and effectual door is open to Mario Murillo Ministries but there are indeed many adversaries.  The push back against the Gospel is coming from within and from without the church.  New laws threaten freedom of expression.  We are walking into a family fight that is worse than anything since the Civil War.  

So how is it that we expect this to be our greatest summer of outreach ever?  There are three big reasons:

1. God has just given us a healing miracle that is amazing  and undeniable.  In Clearlake, we saw one of the most amazing and undeniable miracles in our history. Teresa came in desperate need of a miracle.  She was in excruciating pain,  the list of diseases that ravaged her body seemed endless.  Her vertebrae were telescoping down is 5 places resulting in a loss of two inches of height. She had advanced diabetes, heart disease, and a dead liver.  Her doctors took away her last hope which was a liver transplant. They explained that her weakened state made it impossible for her to survive surgery.  They gave her just 6 months left to live.

When Jesus healed her the pain left instantaneously. She even noticed that she regained the two inches of height she had lost. When she returned to her doctor he gave her several tests. Everything was gone but what hit the doctor the most was the fact that she now had a new liver.  She was totally healed.  We go forth armed with the expectation that God will do great miracles like Teresa’s in every dark place that we minister this summer.  We must operate in signs, wonders and miracles: 

 2. We know the Gospel will prevail.  God does not need a publicist or a talent agent; the Gospel does not require rebranding to be “relevant.”  The words of Jesus do not require cosmetic surgery. Billy Graham showed us the effectiveness God gives those who preach the truth at all cost.  Over and over Billy would say, “the Bible says.”  Each time he said it, the Holy Spirit would open doors and move men’s hearts.

This summer, we go forth weeping bearing precious seed and we will doubtless.  Jesus said “ Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”- Matthew 24:35

3. We are trusting God for outpourings of the Holy Spirit not just events.  Matthew 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.  Jesus said this in answer to a question about the fantastic success of John the Baptist.  In just two years, a decadent society was transformed by John’s preaching.  All of Judea came to be baptized.  We are talking hundreds of thousands of people!  

 Occasionally, God makes Himself irresistible to masses of humanity.  We call this revival.  God begins by creating a deep hunger.  Amos 8: 11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord.”

When a truth starved generation meets an open display of the Kingdom of God the result is a violent invasion.  In such times, God can change men’s minds.  He will operate undetected in their spirits.  He can turn them away from the one thing they want to do, to the last thing they ever wanted to do.   God is like a farmer using canals turning the water through his grounds wherever he pleases. The nature of the water does not change as it crosses the land nor does it overrule man’s freewill. 

We begin our summer assault an hour south of Chicago starting June 24th.  We will spend 4 days there.  An army of soul winners and intercessors are working night and day for a harvest. 

Then we move on to Salinas California.  There are gang, drug killing fields in Salinas California.  ABC News reported that at one stretch of violence there has been nearly one murder a day. The city is under siege and many families are living in fear.  Everyday children hear the sound of gunfire.  Everywhere you look there are the wounds of poverty. 

The infrastructure of family, law enforcement, and education are stretched beyond the limit.  There is a general feeling here that without a miracle this area will become a wasteland.   

Salinas has been active gang territory for five decades, but city leaders say the threat has morphed from turf wars to drug trafficking that involves Mexican cartels.  Listen to Mayor Dennis Donohue, “Some folks get to be the corporate headquarters for Apple, I get to be the corporate headquarters of “Nuestra Familia” and it’s organized crime syndicate.

With the gang problem only getting worse, the mayor says not fighting back has “unthinkable consequences.”   The mayor has welcomed us to come and reach out.  We are partnering with Pastor Alex of Communidad Cristiana an exploding congregation of over 1500 people, a church planted here from the revival in Argentina.  The first of three outreaches begin here July 1.  These are only two out all of the outreaches we will do this summer.  Others include Albany Oregon, Vancouver Washington, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Yuba City California, Tulsa Oklahoma, Flint Michigan and Martinez.  Others are still waiting to be confirmed. 

Here is my heartfelt confession:  This will be the summer where unthinkable consequences will be overtaken by the unimaginable love and power of God! 

 

 

What will it take before Christian leaders start speaking out?

 

 

What will it take?

If you listened to the video, it is clear that this teacher is the one that escalated the incident. She began yelling and berating the student that brought up an opposing viewpoint. Nothing he said about President Obama was even disrespectful. He made a counter-argument and she went ballistic and even made outrageous claims suggesting he could be arrested.

 The shocking video should be our wake up call.  Classrooms all over America have become nothing more than propaganda machines for Obama’s reelection. 

We know that this classroom situation is but the tip of ice berg.  Need more evidence?  Yesterday, the NAACP decided to formally approve of gay marriage and will now bully millions of black Christians to violate their Christian conscience.  Get real!  They had years to decide if gay marriage was a civil right.  They did this to undo the damage among black Christians from Obama’s new stance on gay marriage.  It is all about getting Obama reelected.  Why aren’t more Bible believing black pastors condemning this?

 NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and newspapers all over our nation are mouthpieces for the White House.  Under normal circumstances (ask Jimmy Carter) the media would put aside ideology and admit that the president had failed miserably as a leader.  We are no longer under the normal circumstances of free speech. 

 

This should be a wakeup call for Christian leaders but sadly it will likely be ignored by a false teaching that we should stay out of this.

 

Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.”

 

Here are two verses that show us why we need to speak out now:

Acts 16:37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.” 38 And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.

Acts4:18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” 

Here are today’s disturbing questions: Have powerful Obama supporters decided that he cannot get reelected through a free and open election?  Have they concluded that the end of reelecting Obama justifies the means of trampling freedom of worship and freedom of speech? Lastly, Are you, a Christian leader, by your silence being complicit with the destruction of these rights?

 

 

Building in Troublesome Times

Building in troublesome times

 This letter asks you to Do something that runs against the grain of all current wisdom.

It asks you to ignore all of the images of dread.  It asks you to do what some would consider ridiculous in this time of crumbling stocks and skyrocketing fuel prices.  This letter is saying build, build, build.   How can this be right?   Given all the trouble, this is a terrible time to build but I say that the trouble does not count!  No Mario has take leave of his senses; he has come to them!

My letters and emails tell me horror stories of fear and retreat.  Dreams are being postponed or cancelled outright.   Expansion is now guilty until proven innocent. Young people are acting like they are old and afraid.   Once bold leadership lions are retreating and looking for safe landings.

This revelation begins with the story of Daniel.  This man of God wept bitterly and gave himself to fast and pray forIsrael.  His nation was destroyed.  The temple was obliterated.  The people were taken back into slavery.   Despite the glory and wealth thatBabylonhad heaped on Daniel, he could not find comfort over the judgment of God on his homeland.  The only thing that pained Daniel more than this was the sin ofIsrael.  It was his need to repent on behalf ofhis nation that drove Daniel to an extended time of fasting and prayer.

It is his prayer that enlightens us to the man.   Daniel 9: 13 should be eerie and convicting in its accuracy to us right now!  “As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore the LORD has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the LORD our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice.”   The fact is thatAmerica did not repent after 911 and

Christians have not prayed for mercy has extended our misery and delayed revival. I thought this was an encouraging word about building?   Yes it is!  Read on.   Daniel grieved at the loss of the presence and glory of God inJerusalem.  Nothing meant more to him than to storm heaven with pleading prayers for its restoration.   The city must be rebuilt!  The temple must be restored.  You cannot overstate the passion of Daniel for the rebuilding of the City ofDavid.   Over and over he asked “When Lord, When?”

Daniel’s prayer punctures the hold of that the demonic Prince of Persia held on the angel Gabriel and he arrived with the answer to Daniel’s prayer.   The city will be rebuilt and the glory of the latter temple will be greater than the former.   However, it is what Gabriel said about the times that matters to us most in this letter!  He said, “Daniel 9: 25 “ Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command  To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;  The streetshall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.

 

If you think for one moment that this is not important then you do not know Nehemiah.  He was one of the bravest men in the Bible.  He left security and came to a desolate, divided and devastated city.  Why did he come?  He came to rebuild!  He was the fulfillment of the angel’s prediction about the walls and the streets.  Regarding Daniel 9:25 the pulpit commentary says, “This was certainly fulfilled in the days of Nehemiah; one has only to read the book of Nehemiah to see that.”

Nehemiah had to find a formula for success.  He was beset these formidable foes in Nehemiah chapter 4:

1. The grinding insults of the enemy.  “2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?” 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.”  

 2. A terrorized people:  8 and all of them conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion. 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night.” 

 2. An overwhelmed workforce: 10 Then Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is failing, and there is so much rubbish that we are not able to build the wall.”


Nehemiah found the boldness and fervor to build in the face of a demoralized workforce and an angry and bloodthirsty brood because of the prophetic power of Daniel!  He was the heir to Daniel’s intercessory prayer!  These were the times of trouble the prophet predicted!  He realized that this was not just a good time to build it was an excellent time to build!

Because of this prophecy Nehemiah learned the lesson we must learn.   Trouble is not an excuse stop building it is the prophetic cue to build!  This is why Nehemiah thundered out in Nehemiah 4: 14 “And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”

 Joining in this chorus of building in troubled times are Haggai who said in Haggai 1: 2 “Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying: ‘This people says, “The time has not come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built.”    The people kept saying this is not a good time to build!

The reason that they gave is very illuminating.  They felt that it was not a good time to build because of their trouble.  They had economic trouble.  They had weather trouble.  They had political trouble.   However, God was about to violently turn the tables by showing them why they had trouble!  7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD. 9 “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. 11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Here is the word of God for them and for us:  It is not because the times are troubled that we do not build, it is because we do not build that the times are troubled!

 What are we supposed to build?   We are supposed to build families!  We are supposed to build businesses!  We are supposed to build films, books, inventions and yes buildings.  Most of all we are to build character and integrity that can change the world. The shock and awe of Satan is meant to paralyze, atrophy, and shrink vision.   So again I say build, build, build!   Build excellently.  Build joyously!

Build through your trouble: The greatest vessels of God have appeared in times of calamity and confusion. Trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.   If God has honored you to live in troubled times then trouble will only make you stronger.  The conditions will never seem right to the timid soul.  The Word of God says

To build in troubled times is the most eloquent act of defiance against fear:  If you face your fear with a plan of escape you will only gain a gnawing sense of defeat.  The moment you decide to stand, fight and build you will release the power of the Holy Spirit.  Unknown reserves of courage will well up within you!

Build because this will all soon be over:  In heaven, you will only regret what you did not leave on the field of battle.  It is the bold steps untaken, and the challenges avoided that will pang you in that day.  This will soon be over and the threat that seems so big now will look so puny there!  What are you saving your courage for?  What are you withholding your talent, resources and dreams for?   Surely they are all for such a time as this!

Build now because the conditions are right: The conditions will never seem right to the timid soul.  The Word of God says, “Ecclesiastes 11: 4 He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.”  If you wait for all of the objections to be answered nothing will ever be attempted.

You have a clear choice!  You can believe headlines or the Bible.   If you believe the headlines you should hunker down and prepare for a life of ever-decreasing hope; a life of limits and dread that will place you among the living dead.

The experts say that we have lost our youth and that we can only expect them to get worse.  Joel 2:20 says “I will pour out of my Spirit on your sons and daughter and they will prophesy”  If you believe the news media then you will only expect them be lost.  If you believe Joel then you will build toward a worldwide youth revival!

The news media warns of violent convulsions in man and nature and the end of the world.  Jesus said that it cannot end before one event: Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.  If you believe Jesus then you know why we must build to order to contain the greatest harvest of souls in the history of mankind!

The greatest enemy to building is the feeling that says, “What’s the use?”  In a world where it seems that every good thing has been taken and every great thing has been done despair comes easily.   No doubt this spirit gripped the people Haggai preached to.  Why build another temple it can never compare to Solomon’s yet Haggai 2:3,4 says “Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing? 4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD.”

Haggai goes on to say in verses 8,9 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

 God is saying in essence, “I know how you feel but wait there is yet something  awesome left for you to build.  Now get up and build! Amen.    Tune into TBN tonight May 17th to hear my message.  7PM West Coast time   This of you that live near the S.F. Bay Area Join us for 3 nights of BECOMING  ARMED AND DANGEROUS at Dream House  located at  1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553.  May 18th-20th Friday 7:15PM  Saturday 5PM  Sunday 5PM  call 925 300 3007

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She tells an amazing story of total healing. What her healing means to all of us.

 

 

God said ask her to stand.  Tell her that she has diabetes, heart disease, spine disease, and liver disease.  Tee says that she does not remember anything I said.  She was in another world when she hit the floor. Now here is the video that tells this most wondrous miracle.   View the video and then read my message to you.

Tee’s healing is so intense that it intrudes into the mainstream of human suffering.  Even though we are familiar with healing it is still a mystery and the landscape of divine healing is frought with falsehoods, emotional extremes and con artists.  Miracles are God’s game changers.  Today more than ever leaders must surrender to Jesus for the purity of heart and boldness to present to hurting believers and lost souls the glorious truth of divine healing.  There is no technology, no cultural hipness, no idealogy that can stand against the healing power of Jesus Christ.

The answer awaits those with honest hearts.  No one who approaches God with a double mind will hear anything! No one who comes humbly will be denied!  There is an agony in the spirit world! God yearns to give us power but cannot because of our carnal ways.  There is profound heartache in heaven. The Holy Spirit pines to release a blanket of healings but He is grieved by our unbelief.

The truth about healing is simple.  We stumble over it because it is profound. A child can grasp the wonder of what I am about to say but the proud intellectual will strain over the very first step. Let us blast forth the truth that we need so desperately now!

A great lie has held us back from a flood of miracles. The theology that relegates the gifts of the Spirit to the apostolic age is the greatest lie the devil ever told.  Why would God ask the church to face the greatest explosion of false miracles, occult and demon activity in history with one hand tied behind her back?  This power-outage myth makes God seem foolish and cruel. If ever it made sense for miracles to appear it is now.

However, some spirit-filled preachers are not innocent.  I’ll let you decide the greater sin.  Is it worse to teach that the power gifts stopped or to be a Pentecostal that denies them expression in services used up by modern programs?

God wants to heal you more than you want to be healed.

Romans 8:32 asks the wounded soul that wonders about God’s willingness to heal a burning question, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”  This question echoes in eternity. Everything that you ever ask God must be asked from the foot of the Cross.  It is here and here alone that you can fully see your Father’s heart toward you.   The bar is set.  God gave His Son for you and He will not hold back anything good from you!

We have confused divine faith with human belief.

Human belief is the fool’s gold of miracles. It looks right, it feels right but, it bitterly fails where it matters most.  A miracle begins and ends with God.

Jesus: He is in the very first step and every subsequent step.  He is the author and finisher of faith.

There are two Greek words for faith that we must understand. Though they are very close in meaning and appearance, they are a universe apart! Pistis means firm conviction or persuasion and Pistos which means dependency on or trust in something or someone.

There is human faith which convinces itself that something is going to happen. This human belief works in the mind not in the heart.   Mental conviction is vital and has its place but not in the atmosphere of the supernatural.  I have seen many try to work up a miracle and think that within themselves they could  move God to heal.

If they could remove doubt and repeat verses over and over again, they surmised, God would heal. When you try to use human belief in the arena of the miraculous it becomes a cold mental exercise.  The faith that causes miracles is a grace of the heart that God imparts right before He heals.

Right now you can stop the madness that torments your mind.  Ask the Holy Spirit to carry you to Christ where you will receive Faith.  Do not over analyze, do not fret…rest!   Let Him do His work. Let Him carry you now.  In the face of a doctor’s fearful predictions, vicious pain and weakness… rest!  Do not choose  human belief that grits its teeth and wars in the natural for that which can only be won in the spirit and by the Spirit.

Let us sum up the matter.  It is time to do it God’s way. We are healed by Faith and no one described this faith better than Peter who said in Acts 3:16 “And his name through Faith in his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yes, the Faith which comes through him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”  Here is the clear and undeniable picture of Christ as the giver of Faith, Faith that heals.

Out of the ashes of American disaster: A miracle.

In this blog I want to finish what I said yesterday.  I expressed my deep concern that the  White House will do anything to win reelection.  Then I told you about having a supernatural reaction instead of being distracted.  Now I want to talk to you about why I believe a miracle is waiting in the wings.  Out of the ashes of American disaster will rise a miracle.

First, I want to ask you a big question, why should you listen to me?” Consider this: I went to Berkeley and collided with astounding hostility against the Gospel of Jesus for a decade.  It was hardcore, intellectual, and well organized.  God called me there to win souls, and see revival, but from every angle it was an utterly impossible task.

How God took our group on campus from a handful to two thousand strong is like a page out of the book of Acts.  But the most important result of my time on campus is only now coming to light.  This is because the intellectual deception that drives the White House was hatched in Berkeley.

The best example Berkeley/Chicago style radicalism is the way that they seized healthcare. Charles Krauthammer said,  “Obamacare passed the Congress without a single vote from the opposition party — in contradistinction to Social Security, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare and Medicaid, similarly grand legislation, all of which enjoyed substantial bipartisan support. In the Senate, moreover, Obamacare squeaked by through a parliamentary maneuver called reconciliation that was never intended for anything so sweeping.” Obamacare will give the government control over 1/6th of the economy. Can you imagine where our economy and the church will be if we sign up for four more years of this?  

This is why I am bringing up Berkeley. In that bastion of leftist radicalism a miracle came out of nowhere.  .

I believe we are already seeing supernatural answers to prayer.  Despite the fact that our media is now part of the Obama reelection campaign, his approval continues to fall and mistakes he wanted hidden have been exposed. Was the microphone was left on accidently as Obama told the prime minister of Russia “This is my last election. After my election I [will] have more flexibility,” Obama continued. “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin]”?

God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for just twelve righteous people.  America is home to millions upon millions of godly Christians who are working hard, raising children and faithfully paying their taxes and their mortgages.  They did not live above their means.  They did not take any bailout money.  They have not bowed their knee to the gods of abortion or gay marriage.  A child of three can see that if God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for twelve righteous people then how much more we can expect God to spare the vast number of righteous Americans.

Yes the battle is great and the forces allied against us are strong, well organized, and fantastically financed.  We cannot compete on any human scale.  Do not entertain that thought…not even for a moment.  It is an exercise in futility and wastes precious time and resources.  This battle belongs to God!

All of this can backfire on the devil because he always goes too far.  Here are some examples:

Persecution is waking up a giant. The American church has been deeply divided and isolated from itself and the outside world for years.  The recession, political correctness, and the overreach of government  has caused pastors to pray together awakened them to stop preaching a compromised gospel. Blatant attacks are always a mistake against the church of Jesus.  It reminds of our joy, authority and the reality of the supernatural.

Millions of youth are under the radar.  Because it is a great threat to their agenda, the media is not reporting the growing spiritual hunger of our youth.  Vast numbers of them are migrating back to youth groups and churches, and the surprising thing is that they are drawn to on fire churches and not to the hi-tech designer churches.

God is in a miracle working mood.  Never in 44 years of preaching have I heard or seen such dramatic healings in such abundance. A vast blanket of signs and wonders is covering us now and reports are pouring in from everywhere of healing.

It may seem right to buy a cabin in the woods and load it with survival food, but before you do consider what I say.  You  will be distracted from  the great harvest of souls that is coming.  You would forfeit the greatest intimacy with God you have ever known. You will miss the Grace of God that would have made you strong in impossible situations.  You will miss the great anointing that God will grant to every one of His soldiers in the hour of testing!  You would be sidelined in the church’s finest hour.

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Someone is playing a dangerous game of distraction with us.

I am not angry.  I have a deep, deep concern for America. Today, I want to bare my heart to you as I embark on the most strategic week of my life.  You see, this week will include a message this Thursday Night May 17th at  on prime time television on the TBN PTL program.  Then I come home to preach the 3 most important sermons I have ever preached in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Now let me bare my heart.  A breathtaking event just took place.  The Billy Graham family has been friend and advisor to American Presidents since Harry S. Truman.  Think of that, twelve presidents in a row have accepted prayer and counsel from the Graham family. That all just changed.

Franklin Graham accused Obama of having “shaken his fist” at God by changing his position on same-sex marriage. “It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more,” Graham said in a prepared statement. “This is a sad day for America. May God help us.”

Why did Franklin speak out?  U.S. presidents sought Billy and Franklin Graham out for prayer and counsel.  The Grahams never barged into the White House.  Obama did not seek their counsel.   He forced Franklin’s hand, crossed an ominous threshold and tore 64 years of spiritual covering off of America.

Why would Obama do this?  By raising the gay marriage issue Obama has distracted us away from the destruction he is doing to our economy. He also knows that anyone who takes the bait will appear intolerant and bigoted.  Remember, the only thing Obama has ever known how to do is run for office.

Here are three things that every believer should do now:

1. Use your vote.  No way should we slander gays. Hate speech will only aid the devil in closing America to the Word of God.  But Mario, you went after Dan Savage.  I went after him because he verbally assaulted a captive audience of Christian youth, and foul-mouthed the Bible.  It was not because he is gay. There will be many chances to use our power this November.  This is when we vote people out, and enact laws that are in keeping with our convictions.

2. Remember, it is all about the economy. The war on our economy is not just urgent, it is supernatural.  As I said before, Obama cannot run on his nonexistent record. He must lob distraction grenades again and again. The economy is a spiritual war.

Years ago in an eerie prediction, I heard Kenneth Hagin say that we must pray and, vote for the right people to be in power. And that the wrong government could lower our standard of living permanently. How prophetic! This is a system that God blessed, that rewards hard work with wealth better than any system in history.  America has poured more into the Gospel and to Israel than any nation in history.  Without a miracle that will change for the first time in centuries.  The tragedy is, once we lose it, we cannot get it back.

3. We must have a supernatural reaction.  We cannot legislate morality. Romans 8:7 says, “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”  Our goal is a changed heart, regenerated by the power of God.  We are not trying to get souls that have not met Jesus to act Christian.  The Bible says it can’t be done and that if we try to do it they will hate it!

We seek a change of heart by preaching  the Cross, love, repentance, forgiveness and the power of God to do miracles of healing and deliverance.

Why then did Franklin Graham condemn Obama’s call for same sex marriage?  Again, it is because by tradition, the Graham’s are asked to voice their opinion about the actions of our government.  His point is that while we cannot legislate morality, we disagree with  legislating immorality.

Finally, let’s not take the bait and allow the infuriating voices of politicians and activists to distract us from the millions who are hungry for the Gospel.  They want us to react in rage and say stupid things.  It’s a trap.  However, the Bible told us that we would face such traps with a gift of language that is both irresistible and life-giving!  Jesus said, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” Luke 21”15  More tomorrow.

P.S  Tune into TBN for our a worldwide message this Thursday night Check local listings.  If you live in the Bay Area set aside three nights to be with me at Dream House for the most urgent messages I have ever preached.  Becoming Armed and Dangerous happens this Friday at 7:15 PM, Saturday 5PM and Sunday at 5PM.   Dream House is at 1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553 Call 925 300 3007.   

Here is what Satan fears about you the most.

The devil fears you.  Here is his greatest fear about you.  That you would find the one ingredient that would make you unstoppable.  There are 5 things that can change a person.  They are: Lust, ambition, hatred, love and then there is a 5th element that is more powerful than all of those…but what is it? 

We will see it in the story of a king, King Josiah.  He was raised without moral training.  He never had to work.  He was oblivious to education.  There was no DNA for greatness there at all.

Not only that, but He came from an evil background.  His grandfather Manasseh, and his father Amon.

His grandfather  Mannaseh: 2 Kings 21 :2 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel. 3 For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had destroyed; he raised up altars for Baal, and made a wooden image, as Ahab king of Israel had done; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them.

His father Amon: 2 Kings 21:20 “And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, as his father Manasseh had done. 21 So he walked in all the ways that his father had walked; and he served the idols that his father had served, and worshiped them. 22 He forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the LORD.”

Yet Josiah became the most radically righteous King in history: 2 Kings 23:  25 Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him.

Our story begins.  2Kings 22:8 Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the LORD.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. 11 Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, that he tore his clothes.

How could reading a book ignite the most amazing revival? 2 Kings 23:16  As Josiah turned, he saw the tombs that were there on the mountain. And he sent and took the bones out of the tombs and burned them on the altar, and defiled it according to the word of the LORD which the man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words. 17 Then he said, “What gravestone is this that I see?” So the men of the city told him, It is the tomb of the man of God who came from Judah and proclaimed these things which you have done against the altar of Bethel.”

 

Here is the rest of the story.  At the dawn of Israel’s dark ages a prophet comes out of nowhere and predicts a miracle in the future.

1Kings 13:1 And behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the LORD, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2 Then he cried out against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, “O altar, altar! Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men’s bones shall be burned on you.’”

This is what Josiah read, the Book of first Kings chapter 13!  It was 355 years old!  What would you do if read a newspaper hundreds of years old and predicted your birth, said your name and listed the achievements of your life in advance!   I’ll be you would be stunned.  I’ll bet that you would know that nothing could stop you.  Yet this is the very thing that Satan does not want you to see.

Your name is in the book and there is a description of your life!  “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and daughters will prophesy!” Satan does not want you to see that you are here by design and that he is powerless to stop your destiny!

Mutated Atheism and American Christians.

 

Mutated Atheism and American Christians.

Here is Obama’s strategy: do things that make no sense in any universe, and the people will not notice.  On the economy: use leeches to cure hemophilia; AKA socialism.  The French and the Greeks have voted to heal massive debt with ah, massive spending. If God has mercy on us, we will see the French and Greek debacle implode before November when we get to sign up for the same thing here.

On fundraising: Get Biden to accidently say he is comfortable with same sex marriage, so the president can evolve to favor it right before a Hollywood fundraiser.  Then, say that you will not allow same sex marriage into the Democratic platform.  He was against it, then for it, then against all within 48 hours.  Even John Kerry must be blushing!  What is this?  It is mutated atheism.  It is beyond saying there is no God, it is saying that there is no nothing. (Pardon the double negative) 

NO NOTHING (or is it know nothing) is when you are utterly indifferent to truth. Truth means nothing. Not only is there no God, there is no need to be honest about God.  I can use the God card when it suits me because no one is watching.  But people are watching and they are fed up.

The righteous are the key to American restoration. A growing number of Christians do not understand the deafening silence of their leaders. They look in the their Bible and see Peter saying “if it is better to obey man than God you deicide for we cannot help but speak of the things that we have both seen and heard.” They see many leaders drowning in niceness.

We will not win against this uberatheism without key weapons.

1. We must know the weapon of Issachar! It is time for American preachers to use a key weapon in the war to restore America’s soul. 1 Chronicles 12:32 says, “men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.”

So what time is it and what should we do?  It is time to look back at the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  This is a time where freedom of religion and speech can evaporate through neglect! That is the gift we need.  Leaders who can shake of the drowsiness of niceness and prophesy the dry bones come back to life! 

2. We must operate in signs, wonders and miracles:  Face it!  Our media, schools and the loudest voices are pagan and we must assume that we are missionaries in darkest America.  New verification of the Bible must come through confirming signs.  Miracles that will show a new generation that the power of God is real.  Miracles that will allow pulpits to tell the whole truth without apology.  Miracles that will bring an undeniable presence of God into our worship services.

The day is far spent and the night approaches.  The pastor who continues in lukewarm programs is a traitor to this hour, to God and to his country.  Deep, deep within me is a conviction: God will not allow America to go down without a fight.  He will use the willing in amazing ways.  He will bless in astounding ways.  He will bypass the arrogant, unwilling leader and grant battlefield promotions to nobodies!  Stay tuned, the divine equalizer is going to demonstrate His might and glory in the midst of this insane evil!

Do not Throw Tomorrow Away!

 

 

Do not throw tomorrow away!

Last night it was hard to sleep. I had a burden for someone who is about to make a bad decision.  The Holy Spirit said, “The person you are concerned with is about to throw tomorrow away.” So I got up and began to pray.  This is a direct message to that person, whoever you are, and it is a gut check for all of the rest of us.   

Here is the message I have received for you:

 1. Slow down until all the facts are in. People and circumstances are pushing you into a fast decision.  The enemy is lying to you and making you feel that you do not have time to think through your decision.  He only does that when he wants to hide something, something that would make you change your mind if you knew about it. 

Back off of your decision right now. If the opportunity goes away because you did your due diligence then you know it was not God.  God never punishes responsible choices.

2. Have a deeper respect for your future.  Joshua 3:5 says, “Sanctify yourself for tomorrow the Lord will work wonders among you.”  How do you sanctify yourself for tomorrow?  The best way to answer that is to put yourself in the shoes of the priests who were holding the Ark while the water of the raging Jordan river was held back.   This is in fact, what Joshua was warning them about! A lot goes through your mind standing there and imaging that at any moment an 80 feet high wall of water going over 100 miles can hit you…respect the future!

Big, supernatural, scary things are in store for you.  Think about how you should be getting ready and see if you are settling for a counterfeit blessing.

Maybe you are about to marry someone only because you do not think someone better will come along.  You are ignoring the warning signs.  You are afraid of disappointing people.  That is nothing compared to throwing tomorrow away!

Maybe you are about to sign a contract for a position that is well below your true potential. Maybe you are passing up a great opportunity because it seems to be way above your pay scale.  Clean out the cobwebs in your mind and revere the future that God has promised you.  Hold out for the best.

3. It is never too late for you to be what you might have been.  The saddest excuse that you can have for going ahead with a bad decision is because you feel it is too late or that you should punish yourself for past sins.  If you find yourself saying even subtly “what’s the use,” then wake up!  You are throwing away tomorrow! Just start making right choices right now.  Turn around and start headed in the right direction.

It can seem overwhelming to break off promises you made for the wrong reasons.  Nevertheless, you cannot throw tomorrow away because people’s feelings get hurt or because you will suffer temporary embarrassment.

4. Putting it off will only make it worse.  Once you know you are making a mistake take action!  You cannot soften the blow, or ease the pain or give your decision a soft landing.  The future begins now, and you must not trade a gigantic future for life in a prison built on your politeness.