While men slept: Where is the adult supervision?

 While men slept


While men slept: Where is the adult supervision? 

By Mario Murillo

Matthew 13: 24, 25 says, “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field;  but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.

I am going to talk to you about the behavior of Paula White and Rick Joyner. I put it off until the fire in my bones could no longer be contained.    I am pleading out of a broken heart for sanity against widespread foolishness that is really making us look bad to America.

We cannot be harsh, sarcastic or disrespectful in advancing the cause of Christ—but we must also know when silence is a sin.  A.W. Tozer said,   “To sit back for the sake of peace and allow the enemy to carry off the sacred vessels from the temple is never the part of the true man of God.  Moderation to the point of surrender where holy things are concerned is certainly not a virtue; but pugnacity never yet won the battle when the battle was a heavenly one.  The fury of man never furthered the glory of God.”

I will strike a balance that will be a deep disappointment both to those who are out for blood and to those who want to maintain an artificial peace.

Here is why I was hesitant to say anything:  Job 32: 3 “Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.  4 Now because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job. 5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was aroused.  6 So Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, answered and said:  “I am young in years, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not declare my opinion to you. 7 I said, ‘Age should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’ 8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. 9 Great men are not always wise, nor do the aged always understand justice.”  Like Elihu, I knew it was not my place to say anything about this…but I was shocked that nobody in real authority is speaking out.   That is when I knew it was time to write you this message.

Paula White and her husband promote porn: “Paula White and her new rock-n-roll husband Jonathan Cain are discussing sex one Sunday morning with children and teens in attendance.   Her new husband actually suggests that wives and husbands should watch porn together.  Paula laughs and snickers at her husband’s statement and says, “I am going to clear some things up, because I know the church world.  John and I don’t watch porn.  We have never watched porn together.”  He’s standing there and knows she’s lying.  So then she retracts and says, “He doesn’t watch porn without me.”   

If a man stares at another woman, having sex in order to be turned on for his wife…doesn’t Jesus call it adultery? “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”  Matthew 5:28.

Rick Joyner cites a prophecy by Bob Jones from 1988 that predicts revival will breakout when the Panthers win the Super Bowl.   Since they lost—I ask with a broken heart—are we to wait until they win for revival? I say this in humble agony…the Bible does not say “If my team.”  It says, “If my people.”

We need to shed our arrogance and show the honest to God humility that David Wilkerson displayed in 2000.   David Wilkerson said this in 1994 “Right now I sense in my spirit that in less than 5 years there will be no more so-called gospel television networks. They will all fall into bankruptcy and absolute ruin.”

He knew that he was wrong.  So in the year 2,000 he apologized and said:  “”In prayer, I have told the Lord I am ready at any time to confess I am wrong – that I must have spoken from my own fears or that I have spoken unadvisedly.” Did his apology diminish his standing?  Not at all, it enhanced his credibility.

I am writing this as a passionate soul winner.  Our nation is divided. Society has never walked in such dark despair.  Just as the lost are dying—of thirst for truth and hope—we replace Bible preaching, holy living and true anointing with parlor tricks, sensual sermons and materialism?   God help us!

While men slept: My special sorrow is reserved for the leaders who sleep as these weeds are planted.  Where is the adult supervision?  Where are the leaders who can say “I do not care how big a crowd you can draw or how many books you can sell—you need loving correction.

No matter how tenderly I write…there will be those who will condemn me as judgmental.  I fully anticipate a firestorm from their fans.  I know my heart…I want the best for each of these ministries.  I am crying out of a broken heart.

55 thoughts on “While men slept: Where is the adult supervision?

    1. Rick Joyner was simply quoting what God showed Bob Jones and Bob had an amazing prophetic ministry. Please speak to Rick before saying things like that, that make him look incompetent. Did you hear everything he said? He is a wonderful and humble man of God. P

  1. Thank you for your courage to speak up. My heart has been confused and burdened as well. I am thankful there are still some Christian leaders who are fear God more than people.

  2. Honestly, Pastor Mario, there is almost no one out here who seems to be walking with the Lord who is pastoring. Am looking for a church, a difficult process. And the music !!! I have a benign brain tumor, the music at one church nearly blew my brains out !!! Many “Christians ” do not know enough Bible or maybe they have not been taught that what some of these personalities are saying is Wrong. God help us all. It is outrageous that Anyone would watch, let alone support erroneous teaching !!!! I thank the Lord for tried and true preachers, such as you. Will be praying for your Purity, Prayer and Power impact.

  3. I seen that demon on Paula’s husband .. the body of Christ needs to listen to prophet Brian Carn’s preaching called “there has been a security breach”

    a few of the leaders talk about Bob Jones .. have they ever bothered to look at his complete “NO ACCOUNTABILITY”

    I am a missionary in east Africa, you should see the stuff that goes on here

    Praise Jesus .. Mario someone of note FINALLY says something !!!


  5. Your comments are appreciated and much needed. How sad it is that so much worldliness has crept into the church. God Bless you Mario!!

  6. Thank you Mario, my heart breaks with yours. I’ve seen so much that I know breaks the heart of God, I myself have broken His heart as well. I am praying that THE CHURCH WILL ARISE AND AWAKEN…TO THE TRUTH…WHICH I KNOW ONLY COMES THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD. GOD HELP US TO READ IT MORE AND MORE!!

    I love you and Mechelle and I will continue to pray for both of you. God bless you ALWAYS.

  7. I am so with you. God Bless You for telling the truth. Someone has to have the fortitude to stand up and speak out. God’s word is so clear about these last days. Just wanted you to know, this household stands with you.

  8. The word of God says to hold thy trumpet to thy mouth, to say it loud enough for everyone to hear what God is saying to the CHURCH and to all who will listen. Many in the body of Christ can no longer hear what spirit is saying to the church, they only hear what they want to hear 2Tim.4:3. My prayer to God is keep me humble and to seek Him first and foremost.

  9. Good word someone of Authority in the church should go to them privately and correct them . Then they should go to there congregation or the church as a whole and repent and apologize for the wrong they have said or done. That is why a lot of nonbeliever’s do not come to Christ.

  10. It is unreal where we have gotten. Jim Swilley is on a cable network trying to convince the public and himself that his homosexual tendencies are god given. Imagine that. I am so glad that I was born for such a time as this. Let God arise…

  11. I am a Pastor’s daughter and a couple thoughts come to mind… One was a story told by Demos Shakarian in one of his books He described an evangelist coming into his church who was preaching and preaching “giving”, with all of the appropriate supporting scriptures. The audience were poor people who really had little or nothing. The offering lasted far too long, he kept having the ushers go around many times. The women were taking off their wedding rings, giving heirloom pins, etc. in the offering until they were pretty much cleaned out. The elders who had taken the offering asked Brother Demos what they should do and he said, “Don’t go against God’s Anointed. God will deal with him and will repay each for what they did! Those who gave will receive their reward and he will answer to God” God will not give him rest until he amends! He loves us too much to let things go! I think in Ric Joiner’s situation, there is no question that he is an Anointed Man of God. He obviously spoke in error, perhaps partially in jest and I believe that is between he and God! God will certainly convict him and I am certain he will hear! Like David Wilkerson, He has a life record of service going back to his ministry in the Baltic States shortly after the break up of the Soviet Bloc.
    In the case of Paula White, that is a different matter altogether. With the horrible fruits produced by pornography, this is a travesty that someone, who calls themselves a Christian, would be locked into this perversion and even worse condone it to the public! This frivolity regarding such a dark subject can be the pivotal point for someone who is struggling! Mark 9:23 “And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.”

  12. I am so glad that you spoke out while other leaders are afraid to do so because of possible backlash. God bless you Brother Mario for standing on the Word, and for having plain old common sense in ministry.

  13. Thankyou Mario for your Boldness & Heeding the Spirit of a Good Conscience. I too recently witnessed the Abominable witness of that video clip..as also the Benny Hinn & Paula White scandal among others..but it is the..’Tip of the Iceberg’..how can one stop at their deception without addressing Truckloads of others. Just the fact of so many TeleEvangelists living like Kings with Multi-Tens of Millions of Dollars personal wealth living in Palaces while many in their congregations & tithers live in lack is Abominable enough to show they are Fakes & Fraudsters..Ken Copeland even boasting of being a Billionaire.. its Deplorable.
    Tragic is..they Disgrace the True Covenant GOD & HIS WORD & in Bearing A False Witness..Destroy the Validity of the True Gospel & True Disciples of YHWH & HIS Messiah. They present such a Cheap Grace..that the Sacrifice of Messiah becomes so Cheap also..that theres little value in the Faith left..so why bother..devoid of Power..another Gospel..another Faith altogether. YHWH is Restoring HIS Torah..(the Teaching & Instruction of YHWH) amongst many that is growing as a smouldering fire across the Earth that soon will Burst into Flames..& is Calling All who Love HIM to come out of Her..the Harlot of Rome. (Rev.18:4)..that we escape more of the plagues to come. HalleluYAH !!

    1. Hi, I agree and have been disturbed by unnecessary opulence of those who are tickling ears of so many. Why does Joel Osteen need a 10,000,000 home. I saw him on the View some years back when he would not answer the direct question, “is Jesus the only way to get to heaven?”.

  14. Revival is a social construct. Any one of us can get off our butt’s and surrender to God and ultimately win people to Jesus. No need to wait on the Panthers. One time I had a dream with one of these big name preachers and God said “the only reason people follow this guy is there is nobody better to follow”. In the dream it was like he was holding other preachers responsible for it at some level because they had not paid the price to be able to upstage him.

    I am not advocating silence or no judgment, because we do judge. We judge according to the spirit which sets people free. We are also to expose the unfruitful works of darkness. I am just pointing out that these guys and gals are ultimately God’s problem. You can dress them up to say and do the right things, but if the core issue is rebellion against God and they are not even called to be in the position they are in, then it is a waste of time. I generally to leave them alone unless God leads me otherwise knowing they are God’s problem and he already has something in mind for them. Who knows, maybe they will win a few.

    I used to watch a lot of porn. Then one night what I suspect was an angel woke me up and said, “Sir, you are ridiculously sinning”. Then the Holy Spirit proceeded to threaten me with hell night after night for a time after that. Then the Holy Spirit asked me, “did that kill it for you?” The answer was yes. Then, He said, “there is the victory, walk in it.” I don’t know if that counts as grace or condemnation, but the Holy Spirit essentially did to me what Paul did to the immoral brother who was then restored after he repented. I had a dream and I was the restored immoral brother. I haven’t watched porn since. Maybe we should pray that on Paula White and her husband if someone like Paul is not around to do it in the flesh.

    Go Chargers! – not being sarcastic.

  15. Why now, White and Joyner have neen around for years and should have been called out…. In fact many more need to be exposed. Opulence in the body of Chrisst is a good place to start…….🤔🙄😣

  16. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God” Thank you Mario for your courage! Someone has to say it!!

  17. God has showed me this years ago concerning ministries can rule over a huge amount of people. What Maurice is saying is true. What is lacking in most ministries today is the lack of proper perception. People have been led to believe that just because someone seems to show that they live “God” that their internal motives for serving Him are correct. This is not only wrong thinking but it is evidence of those who do not study intensely for themselves in knowing who God really is. I have had many dreams where God has spoken directly and while He spoke everything shook and the prisoners were loosed. There is and has been a calling out of preachers whom God has truly called, but they have chosen to go their own way. This shaking is God icalling them to return to their first love. As far as judging others we are to judge those in the church because we will be called to judge angels. However we are to let God judge those outside the church. I say this because preachers and teachers ought to know better. They are to be held to a higher degree of accountability. Therefore we are to hold leaders accountable, but if people don’t study with the Holy Spirits leading instead of man, then how will they know and understand their Father in heaven.wisdom has two sides. One is the Truth and the other is the wrong perception of it. Just because someone loves God…that God they worship might just be a wrong perception and if the perception is wrong, the image of Him is wrong. So be careful the image one worships might just be Satan disguised as God and therefore leaving man to worship a beast.

  18. This article and 28 comments I’ve read so far are discouraging. I don’t know how the Lord can remove the tares without damaging the wheat. I want him to clean this up; to purify his church, his temple. With God all are possible.

    Our young disciples have to be reminded that the prize and crown are the Lord himself. These wayward vessles have quinched the Spirit and there is no Life, no river flowing from them. Without holiness we will not see God.

    I think David Wilkerson said to flee such ministries.

  19. thank you for speaking out : it is right and in your calling to admonish one another; Romans 15:14 “Now I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.”

  20. When I first heard that God was now predicting Spiritual awakenings by the outcome of football games, I literally laughed out loud…I’m still laughing..God help us!

  21. I am no Paula White fan but think that she was misunderstood in her statement. She stated that she and her husband did not watch porn together and then stated that he did not watch it without her. I may be wrong but I took the statement to mean we don’t watch porn at all, together or by ourselves. Sometimes we hear what we want to hear. Hopefully the facts were gathered before this article was published. More damage could be done by you misinterpreting her statements and then publically rebuking her. Careful!

  22. Good word mario.lets get back to what God’s word says and filter what prophetic people say thru his word and we will be able to teach the same

  23. Dear Mario, I read this post from you last night and meditated on what I picked up in my spirit regarding the validity and impact that your statements will have on these minister’s image after people read your statement. That said, I felt to ask you if you firstly spoke or contacted these 2 individual ministers to express your aughts against them? As Jesus commands us to firt go to the individual, then bring a witness and if they do not repent, bring them before the church and expose the error in their ways.
    The law of the prophets is clear, “do unto others as you would do unto yourself”, so we don’t have to be surprised if we are treated the same way as how we judge others.
    If God instucted you to call these ministers out, then who are we to question that, because it is God almighty who spoke, but if not, I think youve got big problems coming in the time to come. Repent now publicly, and contact those 2 people, sourt out what you have against them in private FIRST,
    People talk too much and obey Christ too little!

  24. Thank you for standing up for our God! Our Holly Father, our Jesus!!! My heart breaks for the lost sheep that continue to follow blindly the Paul whites, Bent Hins, and all these false teachers. And I weep for the punishment they will receive on judgment day! You can’t mock God. You turn the house of God ino a heathen place of worship! What is wrong with these people! We have to wake up to the truth of the gospel before it’s to late!

  25. There are things that you do NOT jest about. It may be considered in ‘poor taste’ by some, but God has more to say about that, and we would do well to heed that. Paula and her husband have much to answer for, but not to man. To call them on this is the job of someone with a voice that might be heard, that they can repent and be restored. Thank you, Mario, for being willing to put yourself into the ‘hot seat’ to speak the truth in love. Matthew 12:34 You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the [p]superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.
    35 The good man from his inner good treasure [q]flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse [r]flings forth evil things.
    36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every [s]idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
    37 For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.

  26. Can you provide a clip of Paula’s words in context? Is the message on youtube or elsewhere? When I read what you wrote, it came across to me that she was most likely saying – “we don’t watch it together” – and then adding “and he doesn’t watch it without me” either (in other words, clarifying that they don’t watch it together OR separately). Is it possible that this is what she meant, instead of a retraction as you suggest?
    I don’t agree with everything she says that I’ve heard (and don’t listen to her often), but have received enough confirmations from her in the past few years of specific things God’s spoken to us to believe she sincerely seeks the Lord. (And I know saying we’ve received confirmations from her means nothing to those who don’t know us personally, since we could be just as deceived as the many who have fallen prey to the wolves who have come in to destroy the flock. But it means something to me, because we’re sincerely among those standing for God’s eternal moral Truth and against false doctrines that have been leading many astray). So, I just pray that you’re 100% certain of her meaning by that last phrase before publicly spreading this, since it’s a serious allegation. Is there any chance her last words were intended in the opposite way that you’re hearing them (as described above)? Of course, it would still be tragic for it to even be suggested by her husband as a joke (if it was that) and we should still pray they would not cause others to stumble by leaving even an appearance of accepting evil (and certainly not through truly promoting it).

    I do appreciate your desire to stand for Truth and to find the Christlike balance of doing so with the right heart/approach. And I know God is speaking against many shepherds in this season – saying many prophets and priests are speaking by another spirit and neglecting to teach the difference between the holy and vile – and that many minister for profit, instead of truly taking care of the flock. Sadly, we are seeing the end-time deception and falling away on an unprecedented level. I pray for all of us who God has called as watchmen to do our part to bring as many back to Truth as possible, for accurate discernment so that we don’t also become instruments of the enemy by misperceiving or misinterpreting situations, and that when the Lord is telling us to confront, that we’ll know what to say and how ~ that we’ll have His true message and His true heart.
    Richest Blessings in Christ

  27. Mario, thank you for your words of wisdom! You spoke the truth in love and fairness. We simply MUST listen to the truth and not get sidelined by these sensational prophecies that have no basis on God’s word. Please continue to teach us the truth.

  28. Mario… I can’t imagine that you have even reached out to either of the two ministers you unashamedly bashed. And also, i garantee you wouldn’t have said anything about Bob Jones prophecy about the panthers if they had won. You don’t care about Rick Joyner or Bob Jones… You care about YOU. And because of a famous minister like Rick quoting it you feel it could hurt YOUR attendance and YOUR ‘rivival meetings’ that you have been doing for years because people wont want to come to your meeting anymore. If the fire of God is in your meetings people will still come Mario… Can’t you just continue doing what God has called YOU to do instead of bash other ministers like Rick Joyner

    Examine your own heart.

    1. Stan, I did exactly what you did. Read something, got outraged and then commented in a public forum. No bashing Stan…done in love and every fact is confirmed. Examined my heart and obeyed God. Not afraid of a drop in attendance.

  29. Rick Joyner is also on the Trilaterist list check it out for your self. Sad but true, many others will shock you they are apart of!

  30. So many opinions on this post. But sometimes being too much spirituality can mud the waters of common sense. What I mean is that you have to balance what you can see with what you cannot see. Whether or not Paula White and her new husband watch porn or not is as much of an issue as who is giving the message in the first place. People cannot take you where they have never been. So you have two individuals that have been married three times giving advice on how to have a great marriage. In this case how to have a great sex life in that marriage. So how much credibility do they really have? For instance, if you have people who have continually wrecked your home, when they were supposed to take care of it, would you give them a good reference? Are these two people qualified to tell you what qualifies as successful in a marriage? Apart from the fact that Mr. Cain (whose name I find rather interesting) left his wife because he said that God told him to, is not only a lie, but also a blatent misrepresentation of what God says. Last time I heard husbands are supposed to cling to their wives. But I digress. They are still not credible to teach on anything that involves successful marriages. I hear them speak about how you are to treat your husband and wife. But funny thing is, why wasn’t it done while they were married to their first or even their second partners? Spiritual or not, you take advice from successful people. Just because someone is speaking in front of you doesnt mean they know what they are talking about. They have no credibility. I’m terribly concerned that her husband is speaking from the pulpit. Is he their on God’s authority. It doesn’t line up with the word of God, so I would have to say no. Paula has lost her way and is continuing down the wrong path. I know this guy’s stage name is Cain. But look at what Cain did to Abel? I believe he is doing the same thing, only now he has a partner to do it.

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