Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
The Hunger Flames
By Mario Murillo
The last 72 hours in Los Banos changed my life even to the point of redefining revival for me. Why we are continuing the meetings in Los Banos? The better question is “how could we stop?”
Tuesday night said it loud and clear. We asked a question that we always ask: “If you know that you have received a physical healing tonight please stand and give God glory. Nearly half of the entire packed house jumped to their feet to glorify God. That is amazing but even more amazing the harvest of souls. The front was jammed with seekers finding Christ. In fact, it was the largest harvest of souls.
The night that should have been the final night showed us why it could not be the final night. The tide was still rising…and not by a little but by a lot. What on earth keeps fueling the flames of revival here? I know what it is…HUNGER!
It was the in the way people ask people to come to the meetings and they are suddenly saying “yes.” Martha wrote me: “My friend accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. I have been talking to her for years here at work and last night she took the step of Faith and stood up and walk down to the alter to pray! To God be the Glory!!!!”
This is not an isolated case. The reports are coming from all directions about sons, daughters, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, coworkers, classmates and even enemies who are suddenly willing to give themselves to Christ after resisting for years.
It is in the way that people respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit to receive miracles. There is no need to cajole the audience into obeying God. The ravenously receive. They forcefully reach out and take what Jesus is giving out.
It is in the way that they worship and sing. They are pulling heaven down upon themselves. They are boisterous, they are expressive but there is not a hint of freakish behavior just true love and yearning for Christ.
These are HUNGER FLAMES! Here is a movement that is hunger based, hunger driven and hunger protected. It is the hunger that is fueling the flames of revival. You cannot stop an army that is hungry for God for all of the right reasons.
However it is a hunger for Christ Himself. They love the gifts of power but they love Jesus more. They want Him and they want more of Him.
Are you thinking of coming to Los Banos? Prepare for a personal surprise: you will be encouraged. We are a war weary, sin sick nation. We are battered by headlines and an unrelenting storm of bad news. Walk into this meeting and it all drifts away. Hope replaces dread, and bold faith overcomes fear, and many forgotten feelings of peace are restored like a surprise visit from a long lost friend.