Designed for living behind enemy lines!

 

Designed for living behind enemy lines!

Do you feel that a great evil has shrouded America?  Has your disappointment over this election left you downcast and weakened? Do you believe that the mood of the nation since the reelection of Obama is a growing hostility toward Christians?  Have the recent gains in legalizing gay marriage, marijuana and abortion left you feeling that all is lost?  In short, do you believe that you are now living behind enemy lines?   GOOD!  Because that is precisely what you are designed to do.

Many secret powers of the believer do not kick in until times like these.  God’s beloved have always been clothed with special graces in times of great opposition.   This is when we shine!

Our unique power to thrive in times like these comes from a simple prayer that Jesus prayed, and continues to pray for you and me.  Jesus said, “I pray not that you take them out of the world but that You keep them from the evil one. John 17:15.  This simple prayer is why we are different from all of the world’s religions!  Our faith is the only one that is designed for live behind enemy lines!

The religions of the world build hiding places.  You will find them replete with monasteries rituals of escape and endless disciplines for maintaining contact with their God. WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE NEVER FORSAKEN.  WE ARE THE ONES WHO NEED NOT HIDE IN A TEMPLE BECAUSE WE ARE A TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GOD. We are the ones with the indwelling Spirit of God who can give power, guidance, joy and peace through any storm.  We are the ones who are hard wired to transform adversity into even greater victory!

Today we face the uncertain power of an American president who believes he has a mandate to alter our way of life.   This is a terrible and fearful possibility.  However, our Christian soul uniquely qualified to stifle fear and find guidance that will navigate the coming storms.

The experts say it was the young who got Obama back in the Whitehouse.  They were seduced by a harem of Hollywood operatives.  They were lied to about values and human rights.

Now experts say that we cannot reach the young anymore or give them our values. They are supposedly a lost cause to Christianity.  How can we expect to counter the onslaught of modern evil and win the young?  How can we expect to compete with such monstrous power?

Youth are the most vulnerable to Christ of any demographic.  Many setbacks have come to Mario Murillo Ministries but winning youth has never been one of them.  History shows that Christianity has always been a youth movement.   What we need is to display a winsome message, without apology.  Jesus is poised to grant us that skill right now!

Consider these secret powers of the believer:

1. We live by someone else’s faith and not our own.

Galatians 2:20   have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

2. Nothing can separate us from His love for us.   

Romans 8:35  Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

3.  Even though everyone around you is pressured to live by destructive ways, you live by a completely different script.

1 Corinthians 7: 22,23  For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.  

 Psalm 39: 6,7 Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.   7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in You.

4. Whatever weapon the devil designs to destroy you will backfire because of the the way God designed you.

Isaiah 54:17  No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

Now you need to laugh and here are two short videos that are guaranteed to do the job!    The first  is a hilarious joke from Ronald Reagan   and the second is the best line ever about…well let it surprise you!  

8 thoughts on “Designed for living behind enemy lines!

  1. THANK YOU PASTOR MARIO MURILLO for your great & anointed wisdom and encouragement!! We need it!!! You have been a loyal man of God for many years already and the Lord is definitely using you yourself as you are inspiring us no matter our age!!!
    GREAT WORDS & DIRECTION FOR STRENGTH!!!

  2. I can’t wait to see how God is going to show himself strong on the Christian’s behalf that really love him……I am almost, actually excited about it…..I’m not looking at Democratic, Republicans anymore….I can’t wait to see what God is going to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a miracle, I have been truly lifted from this oppression, and that is how I know it is God! We are going to depend on God like never before……and not man and his earthly powers…..through prayer and supplications, “Watching and PRAYING! May the real true unity of the believer’s come to pass.

  3. I have been so blessed to read your blogs. We were raised in our faith on you back in Jacksonville, Florida. When you would come to our church, I remember the passion you stirred in our hearts in the late 70’s and early 80’s. i am so thankful that you fire did not burn out and that you are even touching more lives today than then < We are praying for your work in Ca and through your writings, you have stirred my heart once again, I felt like I was in my 20"s again, Thank you for showing us what it is to "endure". and the violent take it by force…Yes it is our finest hour when we keep our eyes on the price. Blessings!

  4. Although disappointed in the election results, I am not disheartened. I believe that hard times lie ahead for this nation and for the Church. But I believe that these difficult times will separate the wheat from the chaff and the true church will emerge, Holy, Full of Power through the Holy Spirit, and Victorious. I also believe that difficult times will fan the flames of a widespread revival. Unfortunately, most people do not turn to God until they are in desperate need.
    As for Christians, we need to live “above the snake line” through intimacy with Jesus. We need to be so close to Him that we know and obey His Voice in an instant, know His Heart and learn how to truly dwell in the Shadow of His Wings. The Church must prepare now for the mass of new believers by training leaders to disciple them in three areas: 1) Relationship which is prayer, praise and worship, 2) the Word, 3) evangelism.
    Revival is coming!!

  5. I have been fiercely attacked in all 3 ways in the past 3 weeks! I know I’ve been doing more than one thing Right. I aim my determined goal is to stand in every attack and make the devil sorry he ever planned such attacks! The Living Word Of God will stand 4ever and in Every and All situations. This most resent attack only more Strongly defined my Determination that What Ever the Lord allows and wants in my life He’s got it I am His, and HE IS MINE! And nothing will Ever be able to separate me from My Loving, Living God’s Love. He is Ever Present in Every TROUBLE. my God Is GREAT AND GRATELY TO BE PRAISED. WORSHIP WORSHIP WORSHIP AND PRAY IN THE SPIRIT. THAT’S WHAT I WILL DO. SO I SAY, Bring it ON… MY God will DELIVER me OUT OF IT ALL. satans defeat will show All around me that he is Utterly Broken and Destroyed and stripped of his rank in front of his own guys! Made a shew of … Openly. Like Jehu and the temple. All who surve Baal make Sure your there. Then bring the whole house in on them all and make it a PUBLIC TOILET TO THIS DAY! Long Live the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And to His Chosen, for Ever More! Glory to The Lamb of God. ROAR JESUS. ROAR. Prepairing the way for the Lord. He is Holy… Bless His Name.

  6. Brother Mario – Regarding the election, I give you a quote from Chuck Bentley, executive director of Crown Ministries:

    “We must work to rebuild our country as one nation under God. The GOP lost the election, but GOD did not. So I say, no more false hope in the Party of the Elephant! No more false hope in the Party of the Donkey! Our true hope is in the Party led by the Lion.

    “The Lion of Judah has been about redeeming people from worldly philosophies since they chose to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Let us arm ourselves with the ultimate weapons of love and truth and let’s go forth and boldly engage in the battle for hearts and minds.”

    The Santa Rosa Fire continues. Our youth are being blessed and equipped by the Spirit of God. One by one the Holy Spirit is touching ALL of us.

    Thanks for being in it with us!

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