Bad news out of Branson?
By Mario Murillo
Wait…haven’t I just told you how amazing the meetings are in Branson? They are amazing. Haven’t I told you that the momentum is increasing? Yes it is. Didn’t I just see a major breakthrough of unity? Yes I did…but there is bad news from Branson.
The meetings have become so good that I became suspicious. That suspicion drove me into intense prayer last night. I had to ask the Lord a question in prayer—a very serious question. The question I asked was “what does this event in Branson really mean?” I was instantly led to a verse of scripture:
Malachi 4:5 “See, I will send you another prophet like Elijah before the coming of the great and dreadful judgment day of God. 6 His preaching will bring fathers and children together again, to be of one mind and heart, for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly destroy their land.”
That verse holds a wonderful promise of revival and a dreadful hidden message: “for they will know that if they do not repent, I will come and utterly destroy their land.”
The bad news from Branson is that we may not understand that our nation is at stake. Is it possible the power in these meetings is so explosive because of the urgency of this hour? Is God using Branson(and many other voices) to call America to repentance?
GQ Magazine did something today that highlights our national depravity. This is not journalism—it is raw sewage. How can anyone—regardless of their politics—not be disgusted by an article entitled F**k Ben Carson?
More to the point—how can any pastor be preaching about anything else but national repentance—not just because of this sickening article—but because of the whirlpool of insanity in Washington D.C. that is killing America.
Tuesday night I surveyed the crowd in Branson. I felt such deep compassion on them. How can they possibly understand the weight of responsibility on them? They are being pressed into a mission that seems so gigantically unfair.
The bad news from Branson is that the Christian complacency in America is so deep it can absorb–even something this amazing—back into routine. Leaders across the nations should be saying—“hey, a fire has broken out in Branson—we need to fan it into a national bonfire!”
I am in agony. I am the evangelist in these meetings so it is nearly impossible for people to take my appeal seriously. They will naturally assume it is self-serving. This is a simple, heartfelt plea for all of us to realize that a great miracle has come.
One thing is certain: I am no Elijah. I have no illusions about leading a national awakening. Such a role is the furthest thing from my mind. But I can tell you—for a fact—these people in Branson that come every night—are a core that can change America.
Tonight, Friday October 9th, 2015 at 7 PM we have a meeting at Jubilee. I am certain that it will be explosive. Some of the very best Christians I have ever known are—at this moment—collecting lost souls and people who need healing. They will sing like never before, the presence of God will be as great as ever—this should be awesome news to me!
The bad news is…this outpouring is intense because our nation is about to go under. The good news is…millions of Americans—fed up with the insanity and perversion—are ready to turn to God. The bad news is…lukewarm Christianity is so widespread—fires like this can be easily extinguished. The good news is…millions of Christians are fed up with powerless religion—we have the best chance we have had in years for the fire to keep spreading…that is my unceasing prayer.