God can and must do it again! By Mario Murillo
Here is a historical fact that should deeply sober every American Christian: Israel lost the knowledge of God in one generation.
Judges 2:10,11 says, “When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals.”
How was this possible in Israel? Israel had the most supernatural origin of any nation in history. They were slaves extracted from the mightiest nation on earth. They were led through an ocean, guided by a pillar of fire, fed by heaven, and transformed into a mighty nation.
God even took special precautions to protect future generations: “Joshua 4:20 “And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. 21 And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.’ 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up for us until we passed over.”
And yet, they lost it all in one generation. How did they lose it? They lost it through the negligence of one generation and the work of the master of lies Satan.
Since the Cross, Satan has been a crippled creature who relies on lies and deception. Through the ages, he has honed his skills at fooling the masses. Jesus predicted that the devil’s skills would reach an apex in the last days: “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time.”- Matthew 24: 24,25.
Satan is a better liar today than he has ever been and he is focusing his lies and deception on the United States. He has put a demonic arrogance on our government. That is why I am using this letter to tell you something urgent. Sources I trust have warned me that our government is about to do something that can cause widespread fear and rage.
They believe that this new generation will accept their brave new Godless America. The tragedy is that they are right to believe this because the disaster of Judges 2:10-11 is being repeated in sickening detail.
Cashing in on his influence in media, government and education, Satan has virtually erased the memory, the legacy and the testimony of Christ in the American soul. Deny it, and you simply become part of the problem. Ignore it, and you do so at the peril of those you love and yourself.
Consider these facts:
Dr. Benjamin Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation, I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”
Here is a chilling report. It is not from some kook fringe magazine but from Forbes Magazine:
Ralph Benko Forbes Magazine March 11, 2013: “The Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As reported elsewhere, much of this purchase order is for rounds forbidden by international law for use in war, along with a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month. 1.6 billion Rounds, therefore, would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years…In America!
Add to this perplexingly that the Department of Homeland Security is now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation. As observed by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:
‘These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.
‘Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women…on the streets of America? “Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets?”
At no other time in history would Americans be so complacent, compliant and dull about the government arming themselves to the teeth against its own people while trying to confiscate the legal weapons of law abiding citizens. It is Satan pure and simple!
Preachers are being fooled! At a time when every alarm should be going off in pastors many are drowsy, disheartened and afraid to speak out and behaving like drunk pilots. When the Body of Christ should be opposing Washington as one voice we are totally divided.
Christians are being fooled in all directions. Some Christians are so motivated by race that they can overlook everything this administration is doing including the zealous destruction of the unborn and marriage. Others Christians are tossing out the Bible to binge on emotional experiences and false doctrine. In America’s darkest hour Satan has divided us, deceived us and distracted us.
Here is the great warning of this letter: Washington’s war on our faith will soon snowball and force a decision by every child of God. You must either be for Christ or for Satan’s emerging socialist state. This letter is trying to help you make the right moves against this storm! Call me a kook; call me a liar but there is something that no one can deny: Nothing I have said in this letter is either a lie or an exaggeration.
Revival, true God sent revival is our only hope now but it is a great hope! Fire from heaven can reverse the course of this generation. However, before this letter can offer you that great hope there is one last lie that it must expose.
Satan has saved his very best lie for God’s remnant. Remember that Jesus said “to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Satan is plying a special lie on the elect of God! Satan is even imitating the voice of the Holy Spirit to tell this lie! He is doing this because this remnant is the final firewall stopping his agenda for America.
In a nutshell, here is the deceiving message from the devil to the righteous core: “The best days of the Church are behind you. God must judge America to allow the return of Christ. God cannot do it again because He does not want to. The bottom line of this lie is the times are too hard, the task is too great and we are too small.”
This lie carries emotions of inferiority, telling us we are not as favored as past generations! He can even turn our history against us so that miracles of bygone days that should inspire instead task us and make us feel inferior.
Men and women of God have felt this inferiority before! Psalm 44: 1-3 says, “We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old: 2 You drove out the nations with Your hand, But them You planted; You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out. 3 For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You favored them.” “We just don’t have Your favor like they did.”
He wants your prayers to feel futile. He wants your efforts to feel like vanity. He even wants to make you feel like a fool because you have not thrown in with the compromised and counterfeit Christians. You have been tempted to say like David, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.” –Psalm 73:13,14.
The Prophet Habakkuk had to overcome this very weakness. He was crushed by the darkness of his time and the glory of the olden days. Habakkuk 3:2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.”
Not only can Satan use past history against us, he also uses recent history. Americans look back at Azusa Street, The Charismatic Revival, The Jesus Movement and say, “America had her chance and she blew it!”
Peter had the courage to ask for a new miracle even though they had just had a historic miracle. Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
These verses contain the greatest hope of this letter because when God fell after Peter prayed we learned something urgent: The day of Pentecost was important because Pentecost proved the Holy Spirit would fall. This prayer in Acts 4 proved something even more important: IT PROVED THAT GOD CAN DO IT AGAIN!
In his hour, our revival prayer must be mingled with two seemingly opposing attitudes: We must pray with utter desperation admitting that without revival we are finished and God must do it again, but we must also pray with violent confidence that God will do it again!
God is seeks hearts and voices who will broom away the cobwebs of Satan’s lies! Take your stand now and be part of the chorus that is singing with hearts ablaze, “there’s an army rising up to break every chain!”