Frustrating you into greatness

In times of acute spiritual warfare God frustrates those He has chosen for a special work. Maybe you can see that something radical needs to happen. Maybe you see things others don’t .  Your survey the church scene and see how Satan has sold so many believers fool’s gold.  You’re convinced that a feeble generation is not taking up weapons mighty to the tearing down of strongholds. Instead, they pursue money, cheap grace, and safe spaces.

You can see how shallow, flattering, teaching is the perfect greenhouse.  It dulls reality. It kills urgency.  Taking a stand has become a distant fantasy to many…but what about you?

You see how faith has grown flabby.  You can bear to see how many don’t know our weapons.  They don’t know our authority.  They have no marching orders.  They don’t know what to say to this generation.  Most of all, you feel a deep urgency and you are shocked at how ignorant so many are about what is right around the corner.

Peter recognized when government crossed the line.  Acts 4: 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

He also understood what to do when government tries to ban the Gospel: “Acts 5: 28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”

They are coming after our freedom.  They will force feed our children the Antichrist agenda. That is…unless we wake up to our purpose and destiny.   I am calling you out for special power in this hour. However, we are to be alert not alarmed. Let the dire consequences light a fire in your soul!

You see and feel all of this for a reason: God is frustrating you into greatness. He has delivered you from the mediocre by embedding an insatiable restlessness–a restlessness than can only be quelled by prayer and obedience. Is God selecting you to give a weapons grade faith and boldness?

If you simply can’t stay where you are and you need a breakthrough, then do these things:

1. Be filled or refilled with the Holy Spirit.  You must have fire, or you must have fresh fire.   The courage to face the onslaught of hatred that will be thrown at you can never be met by human power.  To say what you need to say, to obey when you need to obey can’t come from human motivation.  You must have the same Spirit that fueled world-changing saints in all times. God never meant for anyone to preach or lead without a clear baptism of the Holy Spirit.

2. Make room for signs and wonders.  Our culture is beyond words.  They must see proof of the power of God.  God means for you to provide that proof.  The authority you need won’t come cheaply or instantly.  (Read my blog on the price of God’s miracle working power

3. Get ready to do something for God that will boggle your mind.  God is selecting people and working in them for unmatched power to attack evil.  Habakkuk 1: 5 “Look among the nations and watch—Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you.”

He is creating people who can turn the tide of wickedness.  He doesn’t care about your age or your education.  He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil and will die without power and purpose.  They want to be in the fight—they want to be in the thick of it.  Isaiah 6: 8 says, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

4. Prepare to pray in a way you never imagined.  God is pulling you out of the damaged religious crowd into special intimacy with him.  You are not going to pray like before.  E.M Bounds said, “To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work. But to pray really, to pray till hell feels the ponderous stroke, to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens-this is hard work, but it is God’s work, and man’s best labor.”

What do all of these things I am asking you to do have in common?  Every one of them involves a leap out of dead religion.  They are a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation.  They are an irrevocable decision to be in the middle of God’s greatest acts in history.

14 thoughts on “Frustrating you into greatness

  1. I just finished listening to the sermon from Times Square Church. The Holy Spirit was delivering a message very similar to your message on this blog! We need a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit to give us boldness to reach out those who are lost and broken in need of our Savior! I am asking for that! I want to be used to bring many to the saving knowledge of our Lord…..I am praying for your crusade!!

    1. Thanks for your note! You said “I want to be used to bring many to the saving knowledge of our Lord…” Yes, indeed! BUT I especially want this: “I want to be used to bring many CHRISTIANS to “increased knowledge” of our Lord…” Focus on “knowing Him” in a more intimate way; hearing His heart and responding to Him. One day the Lord took away the veil and let me look into His heart of love!!! I absolutely fell in love with Him! I have not been the same since. We need to know Him so much more–>motivation!

  2. Ann, I just listened to Pastor David’s ’73 message of these end times….I REALLY needed his words of Truth, spoken in Love! Oh, this Peace of Jesus that we offer others!

    As I’m fasting & praying in these last months I’m actually finding it harder to eat again, as the heaviness of this world is absolutely nauseating….interesting how God can work….as we each with His Heart discover His Design NOW more than ever!

    I lift you and other Believers up in prayer throughout my days!

    ISAIAH 43:1 “FEAR NOT!….you are mine!”

  3. I, too, have been praying for your Revival in California…to God be the Glory! We are seeing many miracles, quietly spoken of…but we know Who’s already won this Spiritual War!

    The SPOKEN Name Of Jesus has fought demons away often in my life…HE IS ALL WE NEED!

  4. Many have reached that point, Mario. “Church” as usual doesn’t cut it anymore. Dry bones are not for the living. An encounter with all three persons of the Godhead is all that will suffice. If souls are not saved, filled, and changed, we are left empty. I am convinced demons roost in the rafters of many places. Comfortable, unseen and unchallenged. God send a Holy Ghost revival!

  5. Mario,

    I am not at all sure you will receive this due to the size of your email audience. I have been getting your emails now for the past 5-6 months. I am a pastor of a church in the Northwest. I don’t often respond to websites or email because I get a lot and know that many who are producing the “nutritious” content are typically busy and in the battle themselves. I have been moved, encouraged, and challenged. We live in the Seattle/Tacoma area and this is a very dark part of our nation also. It is heartbreaking to see the carnage in Seattle due to the hyper progressive (simple communism actually) though no one dares to say that. It is also the sexual chaos, and ugly rebellion that has ruled the city for decades. It is now coming home to roost in a most stunning way by turning one of the more beautiful cities in America into a filthy third world city which is only eclipsed by San Fransisco as the highest crime ridden city of drugs, assault, theft, property destruction, etc.. Ironically more than double New York City…The city parks and tourist spots are full of needles, garbage, and mentally deranged shells of humanity. All of this because not only the fear of the Lord, but even the most basic hint of acknowledgement of the most high has been gone for many, many years in Seattle and Gomorrah.

    Thank you for your courage to say the things that “can’t be said anymore”. Thank you for believing for transformation in the face of a dissolving nation. God is doing profound, deep intimate things in me and in our church. God loves to paint on a very black canvas. His work looks even brighter when things are really dark. He is not asleep, He had plans and purposes before the ages, and He is not frustrated or perplexed or without legions of angels. Just one angel in one nights work killed 184,000 battle hardened soldiers. America is not too hard for God. But, in the meantime the beautiful innocent children are being suffocated with lies, the church is wandering, and the enemy has declared a state of war. Red Seas, high walls, captivities, prisons, pompous leaders with large armies has never been a problem, but God always chooses to work, and win through men and women. Again, thank you for standing, stretching, and challenging the satanic and the demonic. I am praying for you for profound wisdom, humility and love all mingled with new levels of power and authority.

    Big blessings and hope,

    Pastor Jamie The Well Fellowship

    On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 8:42 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “In times of acute spiritual warfare God > frustrates those He has chosen for a special work. Maybe you can see that > something radical needs to happen. Maybe you see things others don’t . > Your survey the church scene and see how Satan has sold so many belie” >

    1. Pastors Jamie & Murillo, I count it Pure Joy to commit to praying for you and all in this battle. I have a few Warriors I’ve battled w/for years and I’ll send them y’alls info. Passing / receiving truth about the degradation of our beloved cities and world is getting harder to do, so, trust, that some of us in the Bible Belt…TN & GA, will be lifing you up!

      “For I haven’t given you a spirit of timidity, but of love, power & a sound mind!” 2nd Tim 1:7

      1. I have visited the beautiful northwest and enjoyed it. But I will not return again as a vacationer. Pastor Jamie, I will pray for you and The Well Fellowship. It is a shame what the leftist, satanic ideology has caused there. Keep looking up!

  6. Marvelous share! I know God is moving, the desire is in me. I’ve ministered in juvenile, to homeless, in 3 deliverance ministries. I have some dieing to self. But I told friend as I’ve shared post, I’d like to be right in the big middle of your revival, helping. God bless you, prayers for you!

  7. Yes. The Sutter Buttes, though the smallest moutain range in the world will stand higher than any mountain.
    Has not God chosen this place for His glory. May we go forword with the faith of a mustard seed so that when we speak to the mountain it shall be moved and millions will turn to Jesus

  8. I LOVE reading your messages. I want fresh fire shut up in my bones that will burst out of me all over everyone I speak to. I am 77 and spent most of my life making one mistake after another and I want to make a difference for CHRIST in this evil and corrupt world.
    I want to mail you a check, but cannot find a physical address… there one?

  9. I think that is me. I hope I do not let God down. I do travail over the lack of respect, integrity and purity given to Jesus Christ and His church. I just heard of a pastor that after people accept Christ they question their salvation before they can be baptized. Then if they pass the test of salvation they have to wait until the church time to be baptized which is 3 times a year. I got so angry. I jumped out of my chair and preached to myself. When did we become judge of someones salvation. That is strictly between God’s heart the and person’s heart that asked Him into their hearts.Then have to wait to be baptized for what the convenience of the churches schedule? If someone accepts Christ into their hearts and wants to be baptized right away who are we to say wait 3 months. well I will stop here. It just breaks my heat what is happening to the truth of the gospel. It certainly is the time of tickling the ears. I also travail over the sin, suffering, and pain the world is going through. But alas Jesus Christ is alive and aware more than I His plan and what is happening in the world. Praying for your ministry Mario, family and friends. Paula

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