A special message to Southern California from Mario Murillo
Why would anyone declare a rally for all to come and be healed? With all of the fakes and the controversy connected to divine healing why would we do this? Not only are we doing this but we are calling the event Living Proof. By calling it this we are taking one step further by challenging a skeptical world to see PROOF that Jesus Christ is Lord and He does miracles today.
The question remains why? I will not only answer that question but I will do so emphatically. I will go so far as to say that it is because of all of the counterfeits that declaring miracles of healing to a skeptical public is not theatrics but a solemn duty.
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 we are as Paul said, the worst liars in history. But if it is true and we hide it and 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 God’s people all over Southern California! 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!
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.
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.
As the church 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.
Telling you of this miracle is appropriate because once again we are on a college campus and once again I know we are going to see miracles! Not only this but we must go very public to America while there is still time.