By Mario Murillo
There have been many strange predictions about Reno. Many of them speak of a transformation—a transformation so shocking it will change Reno’s reputation to the entire world.
When I ask if this is Reno’s time…do I mean an economic boom? Actually I mean something much, much greater. No one is saying more money wouldn’t help—but if all we have to look forward to is an influx of cash—Reno has little to look forward to.
Money will not take away hatred—it will finance it. Money will not suddenly make politicians stop acting crude and rude. Money in the hands of decent people will not stop it from getting in the hands of criminals. Money is not going to magically heal the addictions and perversions that are degrading our culture. Americans are miserable for reasons that go way deeper than money. They need a miracle in their soul.
The strange predictions I mentioned point to something infinitely beyond money. Diverse voices have prophesied that Reno would be ground zero of a moral and spiritual renaissance—an awakening.
Many people believe it may have begun several weeks ago when hundreds of people met at Spirit Filled Church in Sparks. But hundreds coming to a church is not a great revival. Even the fact that many claimed to be healed of serious disease does not mean it is a moral awakening.
But here are the things that make me believe something has started:
-People are filled with an intense expectancy. You walk in and you get a crackling electric feeling that something big will happen at any moment.
-The excitement keeps growing and the way people keep bringing family and friends means this is no fluke. A contagious thing is happening…and it is not the result of hard sell guilt or marketing. It is described in the following verses: Mark 6: 54 “And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was. 56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.” They took their sick loved ones to where they heard Jesus was. That is exactly what happened in Sparks. They are coming because they believe that Jesus is present.
-Doubters come away convinced. The impact on the unchurched tells you that this is beyond a good meeting. They come thinking “this is fake” and they leave knowing they will never be the same. Pictured above is a woman who was enveloped in joint pain and other maladies and was instantly healed. She simply could not contain her healing and jumped up and ran!
However none of this matters if you do not see it for yourself. We had to add three more meetings because of the demand. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to experience the power of God. You will see that it is really, really possible that this is Reno’s time for something full of a power and hope that will transform this region.
Bring those you love who need a healing miracle. Come for the greatest miracle of all to encounter Christ and know Him as Lord of all DON’T EVEN THINK OF MISSING THESE 3 MEETINGS.