Why declaring miracle healing to a skeptical public is not theatrics but a solemn duty.


Why declaring miracle healing to a skeptical public is not theatrics but a solemn duty.

There is a good reason why my mind is racing back to the night that someone tried to kill me in the U.C. Berkeley campus: Tonight, August 24th, 2016 we begin a two day crusade in a violent and addicted city.  We are bringing Living Proof to Salinas, California.

That is why my mind races back to the night on the Berkeley campus.  All that afternoon I paced and prayed on the hillside above the campus of 44,000 students.  Seeking God and asking “how do I reach a generation of students bent on Marxist revolution?”

One voice within me argued, “You must study the great modern apologists of the faith and give an intellectual defense of the faith.  Immerse yourself in the writings of Francis Schaeffer, C.S. Lewis, and G.K. Chesterton.”   The other voice said simply, “it is not by might nor by power but by my spirit.”

The answer came emphatically that night.  I was sharing my “apologetic faith” with a flower child in front of the Student Union Building of Cal Berkeley at about PM.  What I could not see, was the massive, angry radical stealing up behind me.

This atheist Goliath grabbed me by the neck and proceeded to choke the life out of me. the words of great Christian intellectuals were useless.  I am sure that young campus radical did not understand his rage against me.

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The powers of darkness understood what was at stake: Miracle based soul winning is a grave threat and demons will stop at nothing to kill miracle ministry before it is born.

God ordered me to take my stand in the power of the Spirit. In my own faltering way I did.   My assailant suddenly stopped and stood stunned by something behind me in the shadows.  To this day I do not know what startled him, I only know that I ran, and as I ran I affirmed my commitment to the Supernatural Gospel of Christ.

We began telling people they could come and be healed.  But is that right?  Is it right to offer hope to those who medical science cannot help?  Is it right to raise expectations to those who have given up on everything else?

If what say we say about Christ’s power to save and heal is false, then me are as Paul said, the worst liars in history.  But if it is true and we do not offer it freely and publicly we are the worst traitors in history!

I am praying for God to use this letter to speak to leaders everywhere! I am convicted that Christ is speaking to us right now:  He is calling us to seek Him now.  Set a date at His bidding.  Prepare your people for signs and wonders.  Vow to give all glory to God.  Invite to public to come and see the awesomeness of our God!

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Here is why it is true and why it is our solemn duty to present it to a skeptical world.  The world began to feel the power of the Gospel when Jesus stood and read these words from the book of Isaiah:  Luke 4: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

1. He was hanging out a shingle:   When you start a business you do what is called hanging out a shingle.    A Shingle is a small signboard that indicates a professional office. The world began to change when Jesus stood and read these words.

He was announcing the start and the content of His miracle ministry and He did it publicly.   Here are 6 targets of His ministry:

Give good news to the poor.

Heal the brokenhearted.

Proclaim liberty to the captives.

To recover the sight to the blind.

To set at liberty those who are oppressed.

To declare the time of God’s favored.

2.  He announces by what authority He is healing the sick.

“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”  What an astounding statement that is!   Every Jew knew that verse.  Everyone in Israel has been waiting for that verse to be fulfilled and Jesus flat out says that He is fulfilling it. Talk about raising the hopes of the people!

Yet it is right that He does this so that the miracles can be released.  And that is precisely what the Church of Jesus should do.  We must go public about the resurrection of Jesus did to the works of Satan and all of the benefits of the Gospel.

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3.  God was with Him in this project. Acts 10:38 says, “Jesus went about doing good healing all who were oppressed of the devil for God was with Him.  Jesus was not acting on His own initiative.

We continue Christ’s war on the works of Satan.  Public announcements are not an option!  We must set the time and the place that the Holy Spirit has designated for the supernatural to appear.

Having settled the question in Berkeley we announced our first healing rally.  I was such a raw recruit that I stood in front of the audience frozen in fear.

 I did not know how God rewards those who—at His behest—show up for war.

In the crowd was a young man lying unconscious on a couch at the back of the chapel.  He had shot a mixture of LSD and Heroin and it made him comatose.   Supernaturally, he woke up and his symptoms vanished.   He came to the front and knelt in utter adoration of God.   This single healing launched ten years of harvest on that university campus.

Now  we must go very public to America while there is still time.

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Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Have Become Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

Vatican Chief Justice: Obama’s Policies ‘Have Become Progressively More Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke walks on St Peter's square after a cardinals' meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke walks on St Peter’s square after a cardinals’ meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY (CBS St. Louis) — The Vatican’s chief justice feels that President Barack Obama’s policies have been hostile toward Christians.

In an interview with Polonia Christiana magazine –and transcribed by Life Site News — Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Obama “promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.”

“It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies,” Burke told the magazine.

The former archbishop of St. Louis stated that Obama is trying to “restrict” religion.

“Now he wants to restrict the exercise of the freedom of religion to freedom of worship, that is, he holds that one is free to act according to his conscience within the confines of his place of worship but that, once the person leaves the place of worship, the government can constrain him to act against his rightly-formed conscience, even in the most serious of moral questions,” Burke said.

Burke took a swipe against Obama’s Affordable Care Act over the law’s birth control mandate, saying “such policies would have been unimaginable in the United States even 40 years ago.”

“In a democracy, such a lack of awareness is deadly,” Burke told the magazine. “It leads to the loss of the freedom which a democratic government exists to protect. It is my hope that more and more of my fellow citizens, as they realize what is happening, will insist on electing leaders who respect the truth of the moral law as it is respected in the founding principles of our nation.”

Burke also believes there is hope that abortion will be overturned in the U.S.

“There is hope that the evil anti-life laws of the United States can be overthrown and that the anti-life movement which urges yet more of such legislation can be resisted,” Burke said. “The pro-life movement in the United States has been working since 1973 to reverse the unjust decision of the Supreme Court which struck down state laws prohibiting procured abortion. It is true that the Supreme Court decision stands, but it is also true that the pro-life movement has grown ever stronger in the United States, that is, that more and more citizens, especially young citizens, have been awakened to the truth about the grave evil of procured abortion.”

Pope Francis removed Burke from the Congregation for Bishops last December.

Obama will be meeting Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday.

England adopts Sharia Law

Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs

Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers

Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills

Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills Photo: ALAMY

By , Religious Affairs Editor

9:35PM GMT 22 Mar 2014

Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.

Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.

The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.

Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognise only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.

Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society, said the guidance would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.

Some lawyers, however, described the guidance as “astonishing”, while campaigners warned it represented a major step on the road to a “parallel legal system” for Britain’s Muslim communities.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer leading a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination, including from unofficial Sharia courts in Britain, said it was a “deeply disturbing” development and pledged to raise it with ministers.

“This violates everything that we stand for,” she said. “It would make the Suffragettes turn in their graves.”

The guidance, quietly published this month and distributed to solicitors in England and Wales, details how wills should be drafted to fit Islamic traditions while being valid under British law.

It suggests deleting or amending standard legal terms and even words such as “children” to ensure that those deemed “illegitimate” are denied any claim over the inheritance.

It recommends that some wills include a declaration of faith in Allah which would be drafted at a local mosque, and hands responsibility for drawing up some papers to Sharia courts.

The guidance goes on to suggest that Sharia principles could potentially overrule British practices in some disputes, giving examples of areas that would need to be tested in English courts.

Currently, Sharia principles are not formally addressed by or included in Britain’s laws.

However, a network of Sharia courts has grown up in Islamic communities to deal with disputes between Muslim families.

A few are officially recognised tribunals, operating under the Arbitration Act.

They have powers to set contracts between parties, mainly in commercial disputes, but also to deal with issues such as domestic violence, family disputes and inheritance battles.

But many more unofficial Sharia courts are also in operation.

Parliament has been told of a significant network of more informal Sharia tribunals and “councils”, often based in mosques, dealing with religious divorces and even child custody matters in line with religious teaching.

They offer “mediation” rather than adjudication, although some hearings are laid out like courts with religious scholars or legal experts sitting in a manner more akin to judges than counsellors.

One study estimated that there were now around 85 Sharia bodies operating in Britain. But the new Law Society guidance represents the first time that an official legal body has recognised the legitimacy of some Sharia principles.

It opens the way for non-Muslim lawyers in High Street firms to offer Sharia will drafting services. The document sets out crucial differences between Sharia inheritance laws and Western traditions.

It explains how, in Islamic custom, inheritances are divided among a set list of heirs determined by ties of kinship rather than named individuals. It acknowledges the possibility of people having multiple marriages.

“The male heirs in most cases receive double the amount inherited by a female heir of the same class,” the guidance says. “Non-Muslims may not inherit at all, and only Muslim marriages are recognised.

Similarly, a divorced spouse is no longer a Sharia heir, as the entitlement depends on a valid Muslim marriage existing at the date of death. This means you should amend or delete some standard will clauses.”

It advises lawyers to draft special exclusions from the Wills Act 1837, which allows gifts to pass to the children of an heir who has died, because this is not recognised in Islamic law.

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said: “This guidance marks a further stage in the British legal establishment’s undermining of democratically determined human rights-compliant law in favour of religious law from another era and another culture. British equality law is more comprehensive in scope and remedies than any elsewhere in the world. Instead of protecting it, The Law Society seems determined to sacrifice the progress made in the last 500 years.”

Lady Cox said: “Everyone has freedom to make their own will and everyone has freedom to let those wills reflect their religious beliefs. But to have an organisation such as The Law Society seeming to promote or encourage a policy which is inherently gender discriminatory in a way which will have very serious implications for women and possibly for children is a matter of deep concern.”

Playing the Grace Card

I want to present to you today a wonderful ans simple explanation by Bob Yandian about Grace and Christians confessing their sins by Bob Yandian. – Mario

DO CHRISTIANS HAVE TO CONFESS THEIR SINS?

By Bob Yandian

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Let’s Make The Complicated Simple

Let’s make confession of sins for the Christian as easy as possible to understand.  It is being taught today as unnecessary for the believer and even worse, that it only applies to sinners.  It has become an open door for sin and only the truth of God’s word will reveal truth.  Confession of sins for the believer was never given as a license to sin against God, but to serve Him.  Christian growth is impossible without a way to rid ourselves of the sins we knowing or unknowingly commit.  Something designed by God’s grace for our freedom has turned from simple to complicated and from clear to ambiguous. Lately, much confusion has arisen over this part of God’s plan for our daily life.

What If There Is Only One Verse

It has been said that 1 John 1:9 is the only verse in the New Testament that tells Christians they have to confess their sins. It isn’t (see Acts 19:18), but let’s assume for a moment this is true.  It is asked, how do you build a doctrine on one verse?  Well, there is only one scripture telling us that as sinners we need to believe with our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:9,10). Yet, we all agree this is true.  All other verses tell us to believe on the Lord Jesus for salvation.  In other words, all the other verses tell us what to do, believe, but not how to do it.  Romans 10:9,10 tells us how to believe to receive salvation.

What Does Confess Mean?

The word used most often for confession of sins is repent. Although in the Old and New Testament, it is often used for unbelievers, most of the time (over 80%) it is used for believers. The verses in the New Testament, telling Christians to repent, tells us what to do, but not how to do it.  1 John 1:9 tells Christians how to repent. We are to confess our sins. The Greek word for confess, is homologeo, homo meaning same, and logeo meaning to speak or say. It is a compound word, meaning to say the same thing. It would be better translated, not as confess, but as admit or acknowledge.  Nowhere in scripture are believers told to list or name their sins. This is a distortion of the meaning of homologeo.

As a pastor I saw many Christians come for counseling who had sinned. They finally were ready to admit it.  At first they tried to cover their sins, then blamed others, surrounding their original sin with more sins. Carnality always breeds more carnality.  By the time they came to see me, much time had passed and they could not remember, much less name, all the sins they had added to the first. Was God holding them accountable to name each one?  No.  David’s sin did not begin with Bathsheba, but with staying home when he should have gone with his troops to battle (2 Samuel 11:1,2). He got off his bed after sleeping all day, went to the balcony, saw a woman bathing, lusted after her, brought her into his bedroom, had sex with her and got her pregnant. He then brought her husband home trying to get him drunk so he would go to bed with her. But as a faithful soldier he would not go home to her but stayed with the few guards at the gate.  David still tried to cover his sins and had Uriah, her husband, murdered.  Nine months later, an illegitimate child was born to them both.

After a year of sin, lies and denial, David was confronted by Nathan the prophet. God knew David had sinned, Jesus knew, the Holy Spirit knew as did the prophet.  The only one who had to “say the same thing”, was David.  He did not list his sins or name each one. He said, “I have sinned against the Lord”.  He admitted it or acknowledged his sins.  Nathan immediately said, “your sins are forgiven” (2 Samuel 12:13). A year’s worth of sins were cleansed in one moment. That is grace. When the prodigal came home, he did not tell his father how much money he had gone through, how many prostitutes he slept with or how many times he got drunk and the names of all the bars.  He simply said, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight” (Luke 15:21). He admitted or acknowledged his sin, was restored to fellowship with his father and had his privileges restored.

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What About Unknown Sins?

When we acknowledge what we know, that we have sinned against God, He is also faithful and just to forgive us for all we do not know, those sins surrounding the first.  He cleanses us from allunrighteousness as a display of His great mercy. He who covers his sins will not prosper.  But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy (Proverbs 28:13).

Spirit And Soul

Finally, which part of our being are we responsible for to keep clean?  It is not our spirit.  That was cleansed when we were born again and will not need to be made clean again.  The blood of Jesus washed our spirits and will never need to wash it again.  As Christians, we do not and cannot sin in our spirits (1 John 3:9). We sin in our souls, in thoughts which lead to words and actions.  It takes the blood of Jesus to cleanse us in our souls as much as it did to cleanse our spirits at the new birth.  Like Jesus told the disciples when He washed their feet, “He who is bathed (new birth) needs only to wash his feet (confession of sins), but is completely clean”. Bathing takes place one time. Foot washing may need to take place many times. Water is needed for both as is Jesus’ blood for the Christian life. Salvation is for heaven and our relationship with God. Confession of sins is for time, fellowship with God and daily victory over Satan.

Enjoy The Grace Of God

Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater today.  Grace is a wonderful doctrine and I truly believe it is the message of the hour being emphasized by God.  Excesses do not negate a truth.  The sinful excesses of many evangelists did not negate the healing movement. The excesses of shepherding did not negate the truth of the Charismatic Movement. The excesses of prosperity today do not negate the truth of the message of faith.  Like these other movements, the truth of grace will find it’s point of balance.  Let’s enjoy the grace of God together.

Yours in Jesus Christ,

Bob Yandian

Do you need proof that Jesus heals today? I literally mean today.

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Do you need proof that Jesus heals today?  I literally mean today.

Here is some breaking news: Last night in San Jose Mario walked over to a woman who was suffering in silence.

The first words out of Mario’s mouth were “Jesus visited you this afternoon and told you that you were going to be healed tonight.”  She burst out in weeping and rejoicing because she knew that this was true but she had told no one.

For the next several minutes Mario described her private hell.  “Your entire body is in excruciating pain and the medication that you must take for your sickness has made you even sicker.”

He proceeded to describe a litany of agonies in her body.  Her fingers, arms, hips, spine, and all of her bones were being destroyed.   She was taking chemo therapy and that was devastating her body.

He ordered her to walk bend and move.  The pain vanished, natural healthy movement was restored.  She could not wait to demonstrate to the audience that she was healed. She began running and jumping bending and twisting.  This electrified the crowd!

When she had the chance she told the people that her bones were so diseased that both of her hips could pop out of joint simply by moving the wrong way.  Now she knew that something supernatural had happened to her entire body!

This miracle led to a call for the lost to receive Christ.  25 people including gang members and addicts rushed to Christ.

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We received this note just now of another miracle that happened last night:

“I wanted to let you know that last night at Star of David you gave my brother a prophetic word.  I was the one you said to put my hand on his back and chest. He gave his life last night to God  and I know God was working through me to plant plant that seed and He sent you to help my brother take that final step. Thank you. I thank God that he used you to get to my brother.”  

God Bless you and your family.   -G

Let all of our partners and friends rejoice at the miraculous flow that is upon this ministry right now!   We want to honor Sonny and Linda Lara who are leading the amazing Star of David Church in the heart of San Jose!

Tonight at the ARC this flow of healing will continue.  We will be serving communion and expecting a personal appearance from the One by whose stripes we are healed.

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7 PM Tonight at the ARC 1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553.

Doors will open at 6 PM and Childcare is provided.

 Come and receive from Christ the miracle that you or someone that you love needs. Call us at 925 300 3007

Even if it is a long drive it is so worth it to come to the ARC tonight expecting a miracle for yourself or someone you love.

A medically confirmed miracle in Silicon Valley…the fire continues tonight

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Mario’s note:   Often the worst disease and the most tragic disease is the one that attacks the mind.  Here was a beautiful girl with her equally beautiful mother sitting in the meeting in the Silicon Valley.  Their outward appearance masked a deep tragedy.  Anorexia was torturing this young girl to death.  Voices screamed at her that she was not attractive.

Her self-imposed starvation was now destroying her heart.  It was a miracle that she agreed to attend the meeting with her mom.   Jesus used his unworthy servant to call her out and ask her to place her hands on her tummy.   Jesus took over and broke the demonic lie, healed the damage and then added the greatest miracle…she repeated the sinner’s prayer with me.  Their names are withheld because of the sensitive nature of this kind of healing.  When they feel it is right the names will be released.   Here now is the medical confirmation of her healing as told by her mom:

Dear Mario, I thought I should write you a note to let you know that I took ____, my daughter, for a follow-up medical appointment yesterday and her EKG was normal!

As you prayed for her on Monday, she has been in borderline heart failure due to malnutrition and had just gotten out of the hospital. _____ suffers from Anorexia and severe depression. She has been very sick over the last several months. I have continued to lift her up to the Lord in prayer and Monday I just about lost it when you called on the young  lady in gray!

Honestly, I have felt so defeated and weak against this horrible disease that speaks to it’s victims. It has a voice telling them they are ugly and unworthy and fat and even that they should hurt themselves or die and that nobody cares about them.

No matter what we have said (family, friends, medical team) nothing gets through.

I saw _____ smile and have hope for the first time in months. I know she prayed and thanked God for his mercy and miracles. That’s what got her through another day.

She looks forward to attending tonight. Thank you for being a vessel for God…bless you in all you do! I feel so energized like a soldier ready for battle! AMAZING! God is good!

Please bring the sick, addicted and tormented to the miracle rally in San Jose tonight at 7

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Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

It’s just a show.

8:43 AM, MAR 20, 2014 • BY DANIEL HALPER

A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too.

According to the reporter, Jay Carney told her this yesterday at the White House:

“It was a very busy day. We started here shortly after 8 o’clock with a coffee with press secretary Jay Carney inside his office in the West Wing,” says the reporter.

“And this was the off-the-record so we were able to ask him all about some of the preparation that he does on a regular basis for talking to the press in his daily press briefings. He showed us a very long list of items that he has to be well versed on every single day.

“And then he also mentioned that a lot of times, unless it’s something breaking, the questions that the reporters actually ask — the correspondents — they are provided to him in advance. So then he knows what he’s going to be answering and sometimes those correspondents and reporters also have those answers printed in front of them, because of course it helps when they’re producing their reports for later on. So that was very interesting.”

Part 2: We must restore Christ as the Lord of the Harvest

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Last night in the Silicon Valley, the nets filled to overflowing with souls seeking Christ.  Now we are adding another service at Star of David Church tomorrow night. Here is part 2 of a message that came out of this visitation of God.

John 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”

They answered Him, “No.”

6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.

Jesus asks a question that should burn in the heart of every preacher today: “Have you caught any fish?”  For Peter that question was explosive.  He had met Christ after a night just like this, a night where he caught no fish.

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This simple command that came next will save us now.   It will save us from losing our nation.  It will save us from wasting our life.  Jesus said; “Throw the net on the right side.”

He is the Lord of the harvest!  Thousands of pastors and churches in America need to be awakened to this truth.  I am warning you that God is issuing a warning and a deadline to the American church.  We must throw the net where, when and how God tells us.

Tragically we have become Oscar winning actors at net throwing.  A breathtaking denial hangs like a shroud over a vast number of churches.  We have glorified the act of tossing a net.  We have celebrated the skill of tossing out information and programs and then blithely ignore the fact that there are no fish in the nets.  We are distracting millions of Christians away from our flat lining birth rate.

As I said before we do not have to die this way! He is the Lord of the Harvest!  What baffles us does not faze God.  People groups that we believe are unreachable can be deeply influenced by the Holy Spirit.  We cannot offer God the excuse that the Silicon Valley or any other enclave of secular progressives is too hard or too sophisticated for Christ.

The granddaddy sin of the American Church is…wresting away from the Holy Spirit the chief responsibility for leading our fishing.  Jesus gave Him that job.  Jesus imparted all He had to the Holy Spirit.

We were never supposed to overrule the impulses He infuses in us; we were never supposed to figure out how to be relevant to a culture.   We were supposed to surrender through prayer and expect step by step instructions.

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To be sure, those instructions will often go against the grain of our logic and even our dignity.  There is a towering reason that we are so deeply stung when the Spirit moves.  Let me explain:

Removing the Holy Spirit as General, CEO and director of the harvest is our greatest sin…but it is another sin that feeds that sin… WE VIOLENTLY DISAGREE WITH JESUS ABOUT THE HARVEST ITSELF!!

He believes that the fields are ripe for the Gospel and we believe that few if any want the message of Christ.  That colossal disagreement is why we do what we do and we keep doing what we do.

Peter seemed to spend a lifetime disagreeing with Jesus about fish.  Jesus kept correcting Peter with object lessons that proved there were mountains of fish.  He even once had Peter pull tax money out a fish’s mouth.

If we do not change our ways our nation is lost.  There is no version of this  current Church growth movement that will save us.  None of it  ends in revival or restoring us to one nation under God.

If we could but drop our defenses against Christ and the Holy Spirit and wait for divine directives our nets will fill with fish and our nation will honor righteousness again.

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Tonight is the climatic service at Calvary Temple in Campbell!

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BREAKING NEWS FOR YOU ABOUT THIS OUTPOURING:

SOMETHINGS YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF…THE FIRE AND THE GLORY THAT IS FALLING ON SILICON VALLEY CONTINUES TONIGHT.  DO WHAT YOU CAN TO BE IN THIS CLIMATIC EVENT TONIGHT.   THIS IS THE FINAL SERVICE IN THIS SERIES.  WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT WILL GO FROM HERE BUT WE KNOW THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOING TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DIRECTION FOR THIS AMAZING SERIES OF MEETINGS.

DO NOT WAIT BECAUSE AS WE SAID THIS IS THE FINAL SERVICE AT CALVARY TEMPLE AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING, AS WE LEARN FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT WHAT WE ARE TO DO NEXT.

IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR CAMPBELL CALIFORNA…PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE LORD BEFORE YOU DECIDE  TO STAY HOME.  BRING THOSE WHO NEED HEALING OR SALVATION BECAUSE THIS IS THE ATMOSPHERE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

MARIO IS PREPARING RIGHT NOW TO UNLEASH A MESSAGE OF POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IF YOU COME IN FAITH.

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DOORS OPEN AT 6:15PM  THE PLACE IS CALVARY TEMPLE 202 RAILWAY AVENUE IN CAMPBELL.  

WE HAD PROMISED TO POST THE SECOND HALF OF MARIO’S SERMON ENTITLED:  WE MUST RESTORE CHRIST AS THE LORD OF THE HARVEST.   BECAUSE OF THE OUTBREAK THAT BEGAN THIS MORNING THAT DROVE US TO INTERCESSORY PRAYER MARIO CANNOT POST THE SECOND HALF UNTIL TOMORROW.

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Message delivered at Calvarymple by Mario Murillo

Tonight I stand before you prepared to sacrifice popularity for the sake of telling the truth.

The worst thing that a vessel of God can do is to focus on perpetuating their popularity. I believe that popularity is a line of credit to be used up in the act of telling the truth.

Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church.  Tragically, we have taken that to mean that the church of Jesus Christ cannot suffer great setbacks.   (Try telling that to the Christians who lived under Hitler, Stalin or Mao.)

History shows us that while the final victory of the Church is assured there are many episodes in between that can test our faith to the limit.  Jesus said, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Matthew 24:22.

We have entered an era where the influence of Christians in America has plunged to an all-time low.  The reason for this has been either ignored or greatly underestimated. The culprit for this decline of influence is the Christian Birth Rate.  It is below zero.  We are not even winning enough souls to replace the saints who have gone to heaven. 

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The anti-God agenda has accelerated because there are fewer of us speaking out.  Worse still, when we do speak out it is often tepid.

This is for the Body of Christ across America but it is especially true in the San Francisco Bay area where the trend away from God is accelerated.

I am standing here to issue a solemn warning from the Holy Spirit.  God will begin to force churches to fold, and He will find fresh voices to rescue this nation.

What should we do?

The answer is to restore Christ as the Lord of the Harvest.  Luke 10: 1 “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

To restore Christ as the Lord of the harvest involves many things.

1. It begins with a true and total repentance.  This repentance not only confesses a failure to win souls but an admission from the heart that it did not even bother us that we had no harvest.

We must repent.  We must repent of doing everything to America but converting her.  We have amused, distracted, informed and programmed but we have not converted Americans.

2. Make Him Lord of your harvest.  In a thousand years of labor and analysis we could not touch the effectiveness of the Jesus and the Holy Spirit in harvesting souls.

We were never meant to cast bright ideas at God.  We were meant to surrender to instructions from God. We were supposed to pray for a harvest, surrender to the Lord of that harvest, and then obey His plan for the harvest.

3. Peter learned emphatically that Jesus was the Lord of the harvest.  Peter met Jesus after a long dark night.  He had fished all night and caught nothing.  Luke 5: 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.”

But he lost this lesson of harvest after Christ was crucified.  He pulled another all-nighter and caught nothing.   It is déjà vu when he hears the risen Christ ask him from the beach. John 21: 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”

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They answered Him, “No.”

6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.”

He is the Lord of the Harvest!  What baffles us does not faze God.  People we believe are unreachable can be deeply influenced by the Holy Spirit.  We cannot offer God the excuse that the Silicon Valley is too hard or too sophisticated.

In Part two of this message we see the most urgent truth yet about how the Spirit is warning us of our danger and yearning to train and impart divine tactics and massive opportunities.

Part two tomorrow

Russian Deputy PM Laughs at Obama’s Sanctions

Mar 17, 2014 3:09pm
gty dmitry rogozin kb 140317 16x9 608 Russian Deputy PM Laughs at Obamas SanctionsRussian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin is seen in this July 17, 2012 file photo during a meeting with Indian Minister for External Affairs, S.M. Krishna in New Delhi. Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

MOSCOW – Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today  asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list.

The Obama administration hit 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with sanctions today as punishment for Russia’s support of Crimea’s referendum. Among them: aides to President Vladimir Putin, a top government official, senior lawmakers, Crimean officials, the ousted president of Ukraine, and a Ukrainian politician and businessman allegedly tied to violence against protesters in Kiev.

It remains to be seen whether the sanctions will dissuade Russia from annexing Crimea, but one an early clue that they will not be effective came just hours later when President Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea as an independent state, perhaps an early step towards annexation.

U.S. official have warned of additional sanctions for Russian action, hoping it will deter Russia from any further aggression towards Ukraine, but it didn’t appear to upset the often outspoke Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Rogozin, a friend of actor Steven Seagal,  took to Twitter to tweak Obama, tweeting  he thinks “some prankster” came up with the sanctions list

In a later tweet addressed to “Comrade @BarackObama,” he asked, “what should do those who have neither accounts nor property abroad? Or U didn’t think about it?”

Another Russian on the sanctions list, Vladislav Surkov, also seemed unconcerned.

Surkov,  a top Putin ideologue often called the Kremlin’s grey cardinal, reportedly told a Russian newspaper, “It’s a big honor for me. I don’t have accounts abroad. The only things that interest me in the U.S. are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I don’t need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing.”

Here’s who gets hit with the sanctions:

U.S. officials said that, among the sanctioned individuals were the “key ideologists and architects” of Russia’s Ukraine policy, while adding that some of the Russian officials were included in the list for their role in curbing “human rights and liberties” in Russia.

The sanctions freeze any assets under American jurisdiction and prevent American banks from doing business with the named individual, essentially freezing them out of the international banking system. The sanctions also impose a ban on their travel to the United States. Separately, but in coordination with the White House, the European Union announced sanctions today on 21 individuals that it plans to name later. U.S. officials told reporters that the American and European lists “overlapped” in some area, but declined to say how.

While some of the sanctioned officials are bold faced names, the White House move is unlikely to affect Russia’s decision making with regard to Crimea’s bid to join the Russian Federation. Russia’s stock market actually improved on the news that so few officials were included on the list. U.S. officials warned that, if Russia does go ahead with annexation of Crimea, additional penalties will follow, with more, harsher measures to come if Russia attempts to enter eastern Ukraine.

 Kremlin aides

Vladislav Surkov – An aide to President Vladimir Putin, he was once considered one of Russia’s most powerful men. He has been called the Kremlin’s “gray cardinal” for his role as a power broker behind the scenes. He’s also credited the architect of Russia’s political system, with power concentrated in the presidency. In the past he was credited with shaping the ideology of the ruling United Russia party. He has also written rock music lyrics and is rumored to have authored a book.

Sergei Glazyev – An economic aide to Putin who oversaw relations with Ukraine. He frequently blasted the protest movement in Kiev and was outspoken in his criticism of American and European support for the protests.

 

Top government official

Dmitry Rogozin – An outspoken, hawkish Deputy Prime Minister, he’s known to have a close friendship with Hollywood actor Steven Seagal. As a member of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev’s government, Rogozin is responsible for the armed forces and arms industry.

 Russian lawmakers

Elena Mizulina – A senior lawmaker, she is considered one of the Kremlin’s morality enforcers in the parliament. She is perhaps best known as the co-author of last year’s homosexual “propaganda” law which sparked outrage overseas. She also proposed a measure to give Ukrainians Russian passports.

Leonid Slutsky – A lawmaker in the lower house of Parliament. He is the chair of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Compatriots. He was one of the Russian observers attending Sunday’s referendum in Crimea.

Andrei Klishas – A member of the upper house of Parliament, the Federation Council, who proposed retaliatory action in case of Western sanctions on Russia. He is chairman of the Federation Council Committee of Constitutional Law, Judicial, and Legal Affairs, and the Development of Civil Society. 

Valentina Matviyenko – The head of the Federation Council, she is the most senior lawmaker on the sanctions list.