By Mario Murillo. I have not preached since January 29th. I could easily re-injure my spine and be out for several more months. All I have to do is trip once. Any slip, or fall, would throw me back to square one…or worse. All this ran through my mind.
I could not fly on a jet. I would have to lay across the back seat of a car for 439 miles to Las Vegas and another 439 miles back. 16 hours! I must watch every move I made. I would feel anxiety anytime we’d hit a bump or the car jerked.
Every moment I was away from home was a risk. It had to be God. Mechelle and I had to have a clear word from God to go.
There was a deep fire in me to go. First of all, Satan had attacked me because we are bringing the Gospel with signs and wonders to Las Vegas.
I knew that without a core of leaders backing us, we could not hope to do this outreach. Not only this, but we had cancelled on them twice and I couldn’t bring myself to make them wait any longer.
Then that voice that has been unmistakable since the day I was called to preach said “go.”
We’ve all prayed prayers for travelling mercies before a trip. You can imagine what ours was like. I will not bore you with the details of the road. I will only tell you that a palpable protection covered our trip.
Although, at one point the enemy tried to torture my mind. He reminded me that many leaders might not show up because they weren’t sure I was even coming. “You’re putting your life in your hands to talk to a handful of people. You don’t even know how long you can minister.”
The day finally ended. Safe in our hotel in Las Vegas I now prepared my heart to speak to whoever shows up. What an amazing feeling the next day when they told me that over 90 pastors and leaders were ready to hear the Word of God.
They were beyond ready. The pulled on the anointing. I knelt on the floor. I paced the room. I sat in a chair on stage. The point is that I was able to passionately cast the vision for Living Proof Las Vegas. I ministered for over an hour! A fired up army is born!
I got home safely. I had no damage to my spine. Now I know I will be ready for the tent when we begin a mighty crusade on Sunday Mother’s day May 13th until Friday the 18th.
Please pray for this crusade. Please pray for the Mother’s day outreach especially. We are using a new tactic. Door to door in the inner city, we are giving away roses to every mom. We are asking them to order their sons and daughters to come to the tent as their gift for Mother’s day.
All I can tell you is that the enemy suffered a great defeat. Unity, faith and joy drenched us all in this meeting. I would go so far as to say that I have never had a more powerful luncheon with leaders in 50 years of ministry.