Your Greatest Hour
The art of doing what people say can’t be done.
By Mario Murillo
This is the hour of darkness, violence and perplexity. This is the hour that sneers at hope—ridicules faith—taunts righteousness, and abhors dreams and visions. The bullhorn of evil is drowns out any call to a just cause or a holy endeavor. It screams to every vessel of God, “You can’t do it—compromise or quit!
Hell is belching out defeatism—a defeatism so complete that its victim—redefines their failure and it becomes success.
The government calls food stamps, condoms, needles, and methadone salvation for the needy. The real message is “your highest hope is to live out your days in government slavery.”
-The White House calls acts of surrender to our enemies, diplomatic solutions.
-The thug culture tells urban youth turning tricks, dealing drugs and looting stores beats honest work.
-Political correctness says “keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace because it will keep Muslims from acts of violence.”
-Moral relativists say you can’t overcome perverse desires—therefore they are natural.
-Church growth models tell pastors it is a win—if you remove the Cross, Blood and hell from your sermons—to get a crowd. This model indeed herded people into harmless meetings…but by distracting God’s people from revival it helped hasten the moral landslide of America.
Recent history proves compromise is unnecessary. Between 1965 and 1985, 25 million Americans were converted to Christ. Ministries like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Faldwell had a combined television audience of 40 million people. The largest arenas and stadiums filled with hungry hearts yearning for a true encounter with God. Those preachers shifted America toward morality.
We are constantly being told what we can’t do. America can’t believe in God. You can’t hold a marriage together. Christians can’t live in victory. Students in our Bible School hear that they can’t have miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit. The list of things that are now impossible grows longer each day.
We hear faith-killing statements everyday: “the day for that is past. People don’t want to hear it anymore. There are no resources for that. You are too young. You are told old. You are not educated. You are overqualified.
Are you sick of hearing that you can’t do great and mighty things? Does your gut tell you some awesome intervention of God can still happen? This can also be your greatest hour—the hour you practice the art of doing what others say you cannot do. Now learn the art!
1. Every visionary that ever lived did what others told them they could not do. As dark and evil as today is—as daunting as the task may seem—many have faced impossible limits like this before. In fact, the tortured culture of today was vividly described in this verse: “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” –Daniel 11:32. Here are two groups of people: 1.Those corrupted by flattery—seduced into believing that drunkenness and denial was natural. 2. Those that know God and do what their circumstances said they could not do.
This second group shakes off the despair, the religion and the threats of their time by knowing God. This will take you to the next level.
2. Only you and God know what you can still do in this hour. No matter how many teachers you have, there is no substitute for your private relationship with Jesus. He alone can tell you how to do the impossible.
Today, there is a core that is being pulled into an intimate knowledge of God. He is drawing people to Himself—people who refuse to fear and be intimidated by what goes on around them.
1 Samuel 30: 6 tells us, “Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
David knew what the circumstances said. He could hear the death threats. What he wanted to hear was the voice of the God he had so passionately loved and served. His cry is—“I know what life is telling me but what do YOU say? Even when your life lies at your feet like sputtering rubble—like David’s did, the choice to trust God—to be led by God remains.
God said to David in 1 Samuel 30 verse 8 “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” This guidance violated all reason! It opposed logic…it was what everyone would have told David he could not do.
3.You can know with absolute certainty God wants you to do—and when you know, you will become unstoppable. What are the threats of this time compared to God? Paul said, “If God be for us who can be against us.” If God has spoken, how can your lack of resources matter? How will He not provide? If He says it is doable that settles it.
It is clear that the times we live in require wisdom and power that we can’t imagine. The sheer sophistication of evil can overwhelm us. Nevertheless there is no excuse to compromise. No one has the right to tell God that reaching this generation is beyond the power of the Word of God. We can do things to win America that people say we can’t do!
There are more ideas and tactics discovered with the help of the Bible—ideas that will reveal God’s will to the masses—push back the power of Satan—and do more good for this generation than all of the learning of philosophers and politicians combined.
There is unlimited authority and strength available through the Holy Spirit. Do you really think He won’t show you what to do about your church, your career, your problems and your needs? It for these matters that Jesus sent Him to us!
4. Know when to start. When you know God, and you know what He wants you to do then you must start. You must set the time. You must take that first step to do what you know you are supposed to do. He may only give you a first step…but when you take that step you will know what the next step is.
Finally: The greatest vessels of God appear in times of calamity and confusion. This day of trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.
To do what others say you can’t do is the most eloquent act of defiance against fear: The moment you decide to stand, fight and build you will release the power of the Holy Spirit. Unknown reserves of courage will well up within you!
Never forget that this will all soon be over: In heaven, you will only regret what you did not leave on the field of battle. It is the steps untaken, and the challenges avoided that will haunt you.
This will all soon be over. The threat that seems so big now will look so puny there. So let me ask you…what are you saving your courage for? What are you withholding your talent, resources and dreams for? Surely they are all for such a time as this. This is your greatest hour—the hour that you did what others said you could not do.
Now I want to invite you to a convention that will help turn America around!
We three voices agree. A supernatural intervention unlike anything we have seen in history must come or America is finished. The church in America has been struck by an iceberg. Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers. We cannot go on this way. We must rise and face the challenge of a godless America.
This convention will confront the threat against the American Church head on. We have brushed aside all of the frills and distractions you may associate with religious conventions. Our focus is for you to receive fresh fire and direction.
The Living Proof World Convention will be held at New Life Church March 3- 4- 5 New Life Church 10800 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043 church Phone (713) 932-1479
DIRECT CONVENTION LINE: (775) 432 1665
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