Satan wants you angry, depressed and exhausted. He wants it for a different reason that you know. He is using fake news, political correctness, and the insane behavior of people around you to crush your spirit.

These are the ugliest days in America. They are designed to trap the child of God with anger, depression, despair and exhaustion. Satan wants to destroy your sleep. He is fiercely pursuing your peace. He even wants to use your love for God against you

We have entered a season in American life that is the worst that Christians have ever known.  There are forces crashing against our spirit that are unheard of by prior generations.

It is ironic, but it is the core of God’s people—the remnant who hold to their convictions who are under the greatest attack. They are encountering withering lies of the devil and attacks that seem to come from every direction.

They are suffering from isolation: Since they are not at home in the compromised church they feel isolated and even punished for dropping out of the shallowness.

They are also under attack at their jobs where their stand against immoral living makes them a target of outright hostility and false accusations of being judgmental or hateful.

They are the special target of Satan for a reason that is hidden. They are marked by evil to be attacked more viciously than the lukewarm believer.

A verse I’ve read for decades just woke me up to the reason for the attack on you. It explains that Satan feverishly labors to crush the spirit of those God has chosen. Jesus said, “”Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. -Luke 21:34

You are here for a big reason. Satan wants you trapped so that you miss the day of His power. The harvest you were promised—the revival you have yearned for—the outpouring you have expected.

Lucifer knows your role and wants you trapped by emotions and yes addictions! It is shocking to many on fire Christians that Satan would use their broken spirit to try to trap them in drugs and alcohol. They are shocked to be reeling under this temptation after years of fiery dedication to Christ.

It’s a trap! The devil wants you out of commission on the day of His power…but now, we will rip the mask off this attack and we will defuse the bomb that is threatening your emotions. It is time for a special last day’s miracle in your spirit!

It is time for a rhema declaration and for supernatural emotions!

First the declaration that will not only save your life but give you power you never imagined.  It will make all of the difference in the world to your health physically and mentally.  There is one declaration that will pave the way for you to conquer anything that the future holds.

What is the declaration—roaring out of our spirit—that would give us the upper hand over all of the insanity of this time?


You are declaring that you are happening to the end times when you do these things:

  1. Become catalytic. A catalyst is any substance that changes what is around it without itself being changed or consumed. The hellish events of today cannot change you or consume you.

Now look at God.  He gives special grace for these last days.  Grace is not just favor.  It is not just forgiveness.  It is the combined power of the resurrection and the righteousness of Jesus Himself.

We hear Daniel 11:32 “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 exploits.”  We hear that verse quoted quite often but we may be failing to see the real good news in that promise and its direct bearing on what you are going through right now.

Because you know God you are protected from the corruption of this time.  Because you know God you will be stronger than these times.   Because you know God you will not merely survive these times, you will exploit them.

  1. Declare God’s power over your physical health. He will restore your energy, He will oversee your immune system.  He will guard your heart so that your resistance to disease will be awesome.  Obamacare cannot begin to match the benefits of what Christ offers you now.

Psalm103:1 “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

Isaiah 40: 31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

James 5:14 “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

You do not have to dread long lines at an emergency room when you claim Christ as your doctor and the guardian of your health!

  1. Supernatural emotions will remove your fear of bad news, headlines and threats.

It is time for the people who quote, “Greater is He who is in me than he that is in the world, to also confess “greater is He who is in me than what is happening in the world.”

Psalm 112:7-8 “He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

God wants to give us supernatural emotions.  Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

God wants you to walk in the knowledge of His supernatural protection.  John 17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

What shall we say to these terrible, evil, stressful things?  We shall say: THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME. I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES!

Is this an arrogant boast or worse a delusional boast?   Absolutely not.  You must take your position in the heavenlies. When the anointed of God take their proper stand in the heavenlies, the circumstances of the last days must bend to their destiny…and their emotions to the joy of the Lord.


  1. Thank you Mario for these wonderful posts! This one among many, has hit me right where I am. My husband & left the church we attended for many years as
    we weren’t willing to compromise. It has been a lonely time as the people you “thought” were your friends really are not. I have been crying out to God as I don’t want to be disobedient yet I don’t want to be part of this compromise we see happening and asking where we should go next & I am not really getting any answer. After I have listened to Mark Taylor talk about the state of the church, I am really hestitant to get involved, again. We live in a city of 1.5 million with 500+ churches where the spiritual & financial state of our province is in big trouble. So what are these churches doing prayer wise?? In all the years I attended our last church, I heard one pastor urging us to pray for our nation & our city. He didn’t last long. Keep speaking truth as people are waking up! I just pray that it will not be too late for Canada & America.

  2. Oh, Pastor Mario, this Word has awakened In me the passion for Christ that I had years ago! Thank you for being faithful in bringing His Powerful Word to life, and for praying for me a couple years ago in Martinez!

    1. Our church prayer group is praying for you, your family, ministry, and ministry co-laborers in Christ Jesus’ field of souls fit for the harvest.
      Be encouraged in the Lord and in the power of His might.
      The gates of Hell shall NOT prevail against The Church of Jesus Christ.
      When the enemy comes in, like a flood the spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.
      He who wins souls is wise.
      Fear NOT, God is with you brother Murillo.

  3. “We” are the church, Living Epistles. My identity is not in the church or denom. name but in Jesus Christ. There are brothers & sisters in Christ all over the world & there is no distance in the Spirit. Whether online, or in a home, God will connect you with like-minded people!

  4. Oh, yes, yes, yes!!😀
    Dearest Mario, Your anointing for sending the Truth forth just gets better and better. Every scripture You used is resolute and absolutely powerful for us who are the called according to HIS purpose.
    We know You are an Evangelist, yet finally after 17 years, we feel like we have a Pastor again in You.
    Carolina & Russell

  5. Appreciate this. We’re designed to love God with all our heart, mind, and strength. The Spirit and the Word will empower us to not give part of our emotions and mental life to darkness. We’ve been purchased by the blood of Christ. Our mental and emotional state is for the Kingdom and the Story of God. We can live in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

  6. I have left my church no longer bound under the world and 501c3. I will never be alone my relationship with God gives me peace. I dont honor man and his rules I honor my Father. God is purging his people from the churches. Start a home church and read the book of acts.

  7. Just what I just when I needed it!  Keep em coming

     What God does in time, He planned from eternity. And what He planned in eternity He carries out in time.

  8. Mario…I needed this.

    I feel rejected. I have been a mighty voice consistently. But Gods answers to basic needs are gone…

    I…am silent now… I have been sinking in despair….why? Why is God silent to his servant?


    On Tue, Dec 11, 2018, 10:56 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Satan wants you angry, depressed and > exhausted. He wants it for a different reason that you know. He is using > fake news, political correctness, and the insane behavior of people around > you to crush your spirit. These are the ugliest days in America. Th” >

  9. Beautiful article, very well written and encouraging!!! I am going to spend time meditating on and declaring these scriptures! Thank you!

  10. Problem i face is simple… basic…if i am faithful…avoid sin…press in…and God answers no prayer…not even basic…no provision to be a giver…which is my heart…much more…

    And God answers nothing…no opportunities…no provision…no nothing…one must realize God is no longer answering my life. I lived for this for 35 years…dead…it is gone.

    Reality to me…is answered prayer. As in Romans 9…God choose who he will answer…bless…curse. I appear beyond his care…his caring…my giving ends…no answered prayer…my career over…no answered prayer…

    So reality is…God is no longer visible in my life. I hear your message…but it very much appears…too late.

    I find it very sad and unnecessary…i cared for 35 years…i pressed in.


    1. JAN!!!! Stop talking about what God isn’t doing and begin again, and again, and again, and again, whatever it takes…NEVER give in or give up.
      Did Yeshua give up before the road to the cross for you? Faith makes things possible not easy. You’re like an airplane that keeps falling & spiraling down, when God’s alert LIGHT is in bright RED beeping at you and saying…”PULL UP Jan PULL UP!! Don’t give in & don’t give up, its a RACE, run.🛩

    2. I feel your pain. I know what you’re saying. I understand. I wish I had an easy solution to offer you to fix this problem. I don’t. All I can offer you is what Jesus already said. Take up your cross……There is no expiration date on bearing the cross. You just keep on bearing it, or you can choose not to. But your cross is YOUR cross. We are not all called to fight the exact same battles, although the enemy is the same. Each person has a unique calling, so if yours seems different and unfair, I get it. Me too. I put the cross down for many years. Ultimately, my life became empty again, and I returned to the Lord. He graciously received me and gave me a honeymoon period before leading me back to the cross. 30 years later, here I am again. In the natural, I say it sux. The mind of Christ tells me there is purpose to it, though. Will I see the purpose in this life? I don’t know. I hope so. If not, I will go to the grave waiting. But I will keep the faith. I urge you to do the same.

  11. This “Wounded Healer” rejoices in this message of TRUTH! The world has nothing that we, the remnant of Christ, cannot overcome and attain our greatest victory over the death and destruction propagated every minute of everyday in our sin sick country and world. As I’m writing this, the old hymn “I shall not be moved” just rang though my spirit. What a wonderful memory the The Holy Spirit just now gave me.

  12. So reading my mail again Pastor Mario. I opened you blog and could not believe the first 3 words describe where I am. Satan wants you angry, depressed and exhausted. I feel trapped. I am a Bible believing tongue talking kick devil butt Christian. I have never been in the circumstances that I am living in currently. Muslim upstairs, drug abuse and child abuse across from me. Lost of everything, no church no relationships, I feel totally out of control. That is all the negative. However, I will declare the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is alive and well. Satan is defeated and will not prosper. I declare it even through it feels like it falls flat. I declare every negative in my life will give way to salvations of souls. Hope you are coming back to Tony Scott’s church soon. What a miracle his wife was given. she will kick devil butt. Blessing on you and you family. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  13. Wow, you nailed it! The only thing I am not currently experiencing is problems at work because I don’t work outside the home. I like your declaration, I should have known what was happening when I started to be tempted by alcohol. I don’t drink, there is much abuse in my family which has caused me to take a stand against alcohol for 30 years. I’m not usually tempted by it. I prayed for discernment in all areas in my life, I was even tempted last night then I read this this morning. Thank you!

  14. The timing of when I read your blog posts is mind-blowing. Of course my God is mind-blowing so I don’t know why I’m surprised. This particular one though speaks volumes to me personally because of where I am and where I’ve been.

    You see, I grew up in church. My father was a preacher (of the Pharisee kind). All I ever knew was rigid, rule-following dogma from his pulpit while at home beatings and berating were a regular occurrence. My dad was caught in the Sunday School classroom with a woman who eventually had his child. So my concept of God was tainted and skewed at a very early age. I vividly remember saying that if this was Christian, I didn’t want any part of it. Rebellion was conceived from my misunderstanding who God was. Eventually promiscuity, drug addiction and and dysfunction became my lifestyle.

    I was introduced to grace in my early thirties and for the first time examples of His love were shown to me in tangible ways. But because of the unhealed emotional wounds, I ventured into the extreme of this newly introduced grace and thought that no matter what I did I was ok.

    Thank God, He saw fit to rescue me from both of these extremes. Through a series of events that I thought at the time were punishment from Him, I slowly begin to realize it was HIS WAY of teaching me HIS WAY. My life long opiate addiction led me to jail, but it was there that my heart begin to heal, my mind begin to clear and my love for my Savior was born. In His sovereignty I ended up at the only facility in my state where there is a tremendous focus on faith-based healing and recovery-focused living. God knew exactly what I needed, how much time I needed and I didn’t get out one day sooner than it took for transformation to happen . I reached out for His hand and found it in that jail and I’ve not let go since.

    I read your blog “Wounded Healer” and shouted hallelujah from deep within my soul. I am over three years sober now. I go into the jail where I served time, as well as others, to share this hope I have found through Jesus Christ. I am a Recovery Coach at a transitional living facility for women trying to break free from addiction and a life of dysfunction and abuse. God has truly turned the broken pieces of my life into a mosaic masterpiece for His glory and honor. I have learned that obedience brings blessings and His ways are so much better than my own.

    I said all of that to get to the point of replying to this particular blog. What I have found to be true in my own life is that because of this great call on my life to reach the broken, addicted, lost and weary, Satan is angry and his attempts to divert me are relentless. However, I have found a supernatural shield of protection around me, like I’ve been placed inside of an armored tank and his attempts are futile. The verbal attacks, the labels, the past being thrown in my face, even in the midst of all these, I find supernatural joy, supernatural peace.

    One of my favorite passages is found in Isaiah 58:9-14 (my paraphrase from The Message):

    “If you get rid of your sin, quit blaming others, quit looking at the faults of others and focus on your own; if you’ll start giving of yourselves to the down-and-out, your life will begin to glow in the darkness, your once shadowed life will be bathed in sunlight. I will always show you where to go. I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. You’ll use the old rubble of your past to build anew, rebuilding new foundations from out of your past….

    God bless you and thank you for speaking into my life!

    1. What a precious and honest testimony Rhonda.
      Our Lord has truly brought fulfillment to these scriptures right in your very own life;
      “But then I will win her back once again. I will lead her out into the desert and speak tenderly to her there. I will return her vineyards to her and transform the Valley of Trouble into a Gateway of hope. She will give herself to Me there, as she did long ago when she was young, when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt. “In that coming day,” says the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’ instead of ‘my master’…I will make you My wife forever, showing you righteousness and justice, unfailing love and compassion. I will be faithful to you and make you Mine, and you will finally know Me as LORD.
      Hosea 2: 14-20
      Stay the course, steady as she goes.🛥

      1. Beautiful Scriptures you quoted! The KJV (which I love) does not say it quite like that, yet it means the same. Bless you for being an encouragement to others.

  15. The enemy wants to silence us, but we have been ordained to silence him- through our praise of God’s majesty. Psalm 8:2. We cannot be silent!

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