Mighty Warrior

You were led into a relationship with Jesus where you no longer fit in anywhere.  What thrilled others left you scratching your head, wondering how they could be so easily satisfied.
You feel the evil and the blasphemy.  You are grieved to see God’s name and honor smeared both inside and outside the church.  You wondered “how long Lord?”  How long before I can take up the sword of the Lord and bring wrath down on demons?
You have wondered what is happening to you.  It seems that everything the enemy has is being thrown at you.  Many have pulled away from you—including those you have trusted for years—not understanding the path that you have chosen.
People made big promises to you that turned out to be a puff of smoke.  You were left empty at the very moment you believed a great breakthrough was coming.
God promised you something when you began this journey; but now it all seems like a cruel fantasy.  You have cried to the Lord “why have you awakened this hope in me if this will never come to pass.”  You dared not even tell your family and closest friends your true feelings.
Do you want to understand what is happening to you right now?  While you weren’t looking, God reached down and did important work inside you. God tested you in the furnace for holy reasons.
A great self-emptying is in progress.  Heaven is asking questions about you and the furnace is answering them.
-He is making you someone can be trusted with great influence and power.
-He is making you someone who has freely received and will freely give.
-He is making you someone who will be so focused and determined that you will never quit.
-He is making you someone who obeys only God—who only goes forth at the command of God—who gives all credit and glory to God.
Let not the darkness of this hour rush your preparation.  Fear not!  It will not be too late by the time of your breakthrough.
Is this the darkest it has ever been?  Does it seem it can get no worse?  Then beloved, consider the intensity of this attack as a sign that your breakthrough is at hand…the devil saves the worst for last, but God saves the best for last.
Isaiah 55: 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
12 “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

 

 

24 thoughts on “Mighty Warrior

  1. Your first paragraph describes exactly how I feel. Christian friends don’t share my enthusiasm for what I see God doing. Thank you for the encouragement you send forth through your blog!!!

  2. Here I set at 3:30 in the morning. My wife and I are on a weekend sabbatical from the pulpit. But everything that i have believed ministry to be has crashed around me or the promise of abundance of fruit never transpired. Several areas of my life and ministry are in question. Yes! God is faithful and I believe that after 30 years in ministry there’s no reason to doubt that now, but what direction, what way do I take now? I am not the 20 something, 30 something, 40something year old, I am closing in on 60 and I can’t believe all that I’ve been called to ends like this. This place wasn’t the final destination. I wasn’t called at age 25 to start a journey that simply ended here! How do I see my way forward from here. This post is what I needed to see at 3:30 in the morning

  3. Lord I accept this Word. I pray you bring it to pass and restore the joy of service once more.

    The Psalmist asked that the joy of Jehovah’s salvation be restored…

    But the heart cry is deeper, not just fleeing the fire but becoming the Mighty Warrior struggling. possibly hiding deep inside.

    Thank You Mario!

  4. I’ve been living this word for a quite extended period of time. Even the scriptures you used are the some of the ones He has given me. If ever a word has hit the nail on the head for me, this is it. Thank you so much for the encouragement. We are praying for you.

    1. Bobby… you are not alone. Several years back, I discovered the relationship of the Isaiah chapters to the year of birth of many people alive at this time. In my case, I was born in 55 and Isaiah 55 has been, and continues to be, one of the most pertinent chapter of scriptures in my life. It has been a constant help throughout my ever-increasing walk with the Lord and much has been revealed through the Holy Spirit to me from within these scriptures. Of course, this is true of all scripture… just amazingly so from this chapter for me. Bless His Holy Name.
      Russell

  5. When I saw this I was compelled to respond. I have a hard time as seeing myself as a mighty warrior. But I do see myself as a Father who will defend and go after my family when attacked. The attack against our family has brought out a fierceness and determination to make the devil scream “What have I done”. I just lead a bible study teaching 3 simple things…knowing the name of Jesus..learning to walk and show honor and respect… and putting on the full armor of God. When the devil caused separation of our children from us we made the decision to fight for their return and as of now we got back our daughters and we’re standing for our son. Now we are teaching other parents how to fight in faith with the Word of God and put on the full armor of God. I want every parent to fight for their sons and daughters to be around their table and not someone sales during Christmas. Their is a special joy from the Lord when this happens.

  6. Thank you Mario. Needed to hear this today. Praying, seeking Him, I see my life slipping away, feeling deep within there is more I need to be doing yet unable to move ahead with my LORD as doors remain closed & family do not share my zeal for the LORD. Knowing that even at my age (76) God can still use me brought great joy this day. Again, thank you. MERRY CHRIST-mas. LORD bless

  7. I agree with you word sir…this is a difficult season in my life…I feel im being tried by fire…I know that’s how God molds us to who he wants us to be…so my hearts prayer is to have God do what ever it takes for me to walk out the calling God has for my life…I know Ive been set free from my past and never going back…only because the grace of God and only in that alone…SO LORD have your way with my life and guide me with your Holy Spirit…I don’t want to miss anything you have for me…my life is yours lim do whatever you call me to do Lord Jesus..I just ask that you make it clear to me when you speak… I love you Lord… thank you Jesus

  8. This is exactly what my spirit has been saying to me. I believe every word spoken and I saw myself in this word. I give God the glory. As I thirst more of His righteousness, purity, holiness and faithfulness may He locate me in mercy to the glory of His name.

    1. Thank you for that powerful word of encouragement Mini X especially here recently God has opened my eyes and showed me things that were difficult to see but help me to know how to pray sometimes when you see it can be a very lonely road and requires much wisdom and strength I needed to hear this word at this time thank you so much God bless you I appreciate you and your ministry!

  9. Ever since 15 years ago when I started walking TORAH, with my Messiah, I’ve lost MANY friends! People accuse me of being “under the law,” with it’s just the opposite – I’m under the LOVE!! Yeshua said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” and so I show my love for Him by walking in His footsteps, keeping His Feasts & Sabbaths and I found He is in the very center of all of them!

    On that day when so many say “Lord, Lord,” He will say “I never knew you,” because they didn’t love Him enough to keep His Torah! BECAUSE He gave me Salvation, His Torah is not a burden. He said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” And OH IT CERTAINLY IS! It’s an absolute JOY!

  10. Ever since 15 years ago when I started walking TORAH, with my Messiah, I’ve lost MANY friends! People accuse me of being “under the law,” when it’s just the opposite – I’m under the LOVE!! Yeshua said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” and so I show my love for Him by walking in His footsteps, keeping His Feasts & Sabbaths and I found He is in the very center of all of them!

    On that day when so many say “Lord, Lord,” He will say “I never knew you,” because they didn’t love Him enough to keep His Torah! BECAUSE He gave me Salvation, His Torah is not a burden. He said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” And OH IT CERTAINLY IS! It’s an absolute JOY!

  11. You just made me laugh because your m essage was almost Word for word of what I’ve been saying to God. Thank you. I too was born in 55 and Is is a strong word for all of use standers.Patricia

  12. Mario, So are you reading my mail lol. I am so glad for your sacrifice to the ministry. Sometimes it is scaring to think with what I am going through what the destiny God has for me. I hope I don’t let him down. I met you are Tony Scott’s church a year ago.

  13. Thank you- thank you, a timely word. Love all the encouragement you give, even as you take so many hits being on the “front line”. So appreciate your strength + wisdom. Much love to you + precious wife Mechele. 💟Christine

  14. Every true Believer walking through the contradictions should read this deeply penetrating word. Pure. Honest. Meaty. A word in season to the weary. The Balm of Gilead. Mario Murillo is an Isaiah 50:4 Preacher.

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