A Crisis Point

Today thousands of sermons will be preached to millions of people. Some of it will do more harm than good—way more than you know.

I am not taking a swipe at all preachers. Most preachers are sincere men and women of God. However, these worthy voices are often drowned out by the modern preaching that leaves out the Cross of Christ, the Blood of Christ, Bible verses on sexual sin, and hell.

The modern preachers who leave all this out do it because they say they want to offer hope. Hope is their big word. Here and now, I am accusing them of offering at best an inferior hope and at worst a false hope.

Paul the Apostle had a totally opposite view about preaching hope. He said, “Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech.” -2 Corinthians 3:12. To give hope these preachers leave truth out. Paul believed that to give hope you must leave it all in.

He said in Ephesians 6:19 “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Twice, he refers to boldness.

Again, in 2 Corinthians 4 he detailed why it is such a disaster to leave anything out: “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Handling the Word of God deceitfully and putting a veil over it makes that preacher a villain to lost souls.  Worse still, that preacher is in cahoots with the devil. They put a veil over truth while Satan blinds people to it.

Every day we are lose ground because of this artificial preaching. Since He–the Holy Spirit– is also called the Spirit of truth. You cannot be anointed unless you are telling the truth.

Here is what this preaching has cost us so far: Because the church did not take a unified Biblical stand on sexual immorality the left has systemically canonized the lie that Christian doctrine is hate speech.

Today, Chick Fil A was banned from yet another airport. What did they do wrong? They stood by their Christian values and they gave money to Christian groups. City boards voted to shut them down because they gave to “hate” organizations. Had we taken a stand, we would not be in this bind.

More damage: these preachers made their congregations biblically illiterate. That is why a huge number of Christians including famous “gospel” singers don’t know the values of the Christian faith—don’t know how to answer their culture—don’t see anything wrong with abortion or same sex marriage—and don’t know how to vote.

Back to the issue of hope. I am asking these preachers a simple question: how can you say you are bringing hope if you leave out the truths that carry the hope?

Here is what I mean: real hope comes from true conversion. Only the soul that has repented and utterly opened themselves to new life can feel the surpassing hope of Christ. Let me show some examples of hope:

The Cross: until the soul knows it is lost—until it is broken by the sacrifice of Christ the true hope of Christ cannot take hold of them. But, brother, when it does it is awesome to behold. You will have a convert that is in church for all the right reasons. You have a walking miracle that is contagious.

The Blood of Christ: Only those souls that know the Blood was applied to their sin can feel clean—a moral clean that nothing else can give them. Moreover, the most dangerous young convert is the one that knows they have power over the devil. Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

Sexual sin: Millions of people who genuinely want deliverance can’t find it because society has normalized their behavior. But that does not change the damage. The suicide rate for transgender people is 33 times higher than the general population.

People look at verses like the following and call them hateful but look again: 1 Corinthians 6: 9 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

Two takeaways here: 1. Sin is sin. There is no sin elevated above another. Thieves, murders, idolaters, drunkards, are all sexual sin are listed equally. 

 2. It ends with true deliverance from sin. It offers hope of cleansing, sanctification, and justification. That hope is not available if we skirt the issue.

The hope of the misguided modern sermon offers little or no hope. They tout the good life. But if that’s hope, why are billionaires killing themselves? Besides, what are we doing advancing the same lie as the world?

When the lukewarm believer leaves church they are swooning the superficial glow of a happy sense that God is not mad at them. What they don’t have is the blazing reality of being set free and filled with peace that passes understanding and power to answer a sick world’s cry for help.

These happy time sermons must stop now. They are as big a threat to America as the leftist radicals.

Every night, under our tent we kill the lie of these modern sermons. Lost souls hear truth under the power of the Holy Spirit. God confirms the Word with miracles. The unchurched come running for new life. Glory to God!

Remember this…Paul said it was because of how great the hope is that we are bold to tell all the truth. Amen.

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “A Crisis Point

  1. Thank you, Mario, for yet another heavenly inspired message. I find myself re-reading your messages two or three times just to make sure that I am not missing anything!

  2. I know exactly what you’re talking about I didn’t realize other people felt the same way I moved into an area where a lot of sermons in the churches are preached just like you said they don’t teach the truth so we been having Bible studies and there are people that are coming from different religions to the Bible studies and we’re speaking the truth so thank you so much. I just moved into a small town into a house and right next to me is an open lot That I want to be able to have a tent revival on. Thank you so much for doing miracle preaching in California

  3. I just start reading your wonderful ministry ,It’s very encouraging and I was fascinated with all of it ,I read my Bible App everyday and knowing the truth that Jesus was crucified and died for our sins .Thank you for all your Prophecy about Trump ,I prayed everyday that God Protect him guide and give him plenty of wisdom .I look forward reading all your Ministries.God bless

  4. The Truth hurts when I’m living wrong. But it is knowing the TRUTH that sets us free. Jesus, spoke the Truth, & gave His life to set us free from all sin. Holy Spirit is leading each of us into all TRUTH, convicting us of sin. Repentance brings me back into His Arms…

    1. AMEN Mario!!!!
      YES Sheila, that’s the REAL story of the glory, the Truth is supposed to hurt and sting and prick a person’s errant mind set changing it into a supple willing soul for God. The message of the Cross is a gruesome graphic portrayal of humanities sin sick lost condition. Christ Jesus died on that heinous Roman Cross in substitution for the disgusting failures of each human being.
      When you think about it for just a second, wasn’t it Barack Obama who promised “Hope and Change”, and we know how poorly secular humanistic that turned out to be. So why would the preachers and teachers of Christian ministry feign the same kind of rhetoric usurping the TRUE gospel of Christ Jesus death, burial and resurrection, with a Barack Obama mantra?
      We’re to be in the world but NOT of it!

  5. Thank you dear spiritual-warrior for the Lord! You are speaking the truth that the world needs to hear. God bless you!

  6. a,men preach it, I never thought this day would come in my life time, but it has been here for a while, a little at a time, weakening the word, until it’s watered down milk, not even pure milk, and social media telling us what we can and can not say, I put yesterday about some people who need to be charged with crimes against humanity, and went back and couldn’t find, so I left part of it out trying to get how the Lord told me to pray for you on the front lines, so I rewore it like 4 times, and we allowed this, if the church would have sttod with me on fb nearly a year ago, when I said post a verse, Lev, 22, not even the words, just Lev. 22, to show we were not going to let them shut us up, and not one person stood with me, only trouble was it wasn’t me asking them to take a stand, it was the Lord, and now we can pretty much only say what they allow, fb is a total night mare for me now, so hard to even listen to any thing or do any thing on there, there taking our rights away, there letting people run for government office’s who hate this country, and that should never be, why because we will not stand and preach the truth of the gospel,, the Apostle’s died for the true gospel, and I will die for it if necessary, and this country, the Lord said to me if we don’t tell them the truth no one will,and not many are telling them, some take to the offensive, if your telling the truth I am not ever talking about you, but if your a preacher and your not telling the truth, this is especially for you, now you can wine, the pulpit is one place the truth should all way’s be told, God Called Us And Entrusted Us With, The Truth Of His Word, and if your not going to preach truth sit down and let some one who will preach it preach. Be Blessed Brother

  7. Almost 200 Methodist pastors got together to place a letter of apology in a big add in the Dallas Morning News to the LQBTQ crowd for the recent vote to remain “traditional” in beliefs about same sex marraige and ministry. They hung rainbow banners on their church signs and properties and blamed “foreigners” for the vote turning out as it did. Many proclaimed their intent to continue welcoming them as members and to continue uniting men and men and women and women in “marriage.” Shameful. The Methodist liberals are not through yet. They need a lot of prayer. Mario, I am sure that many “preachers” who read your posts are convicted of their compromise, and others are encouraged to “preach on” and boldly proclaim the truth that sets men free. I long to see the days again when “sinners” are compelled in tears by the Holy Spirit to run to the altars to meet Christ. I preached in a prison crusade a week ago, and I told the men that in a just a moment I was going to ask those who wanted to receive Christ to stand, but first wanted to explain what they must believe and what they must confess if they wanted to be saved. Before I had a chance to say more, a man stood, then another and another and another, until 25 men were standing. That is God! Many who exist behind razor wire are being set “free” in Christ. I would almost rather have church with them than in most places in the “free world.” Sorry to take so much space with this long comment, and I do not share this to boast, but to testify of the greatness of our God. God is so good, it hurts to see preachers who keep people in bondage trying to “comfort” them in their sins. Jesus came “to seek and to save that which was lost,” not “comfort” them all the way to eternal hell. God bless California and give us souls!! Thank you again, Mario.

    1. Outstanding post, Mark! Thank you for informing us of the Dallas Methodist compromise, and the prison ministry victory!

  8. Amazing!!!!!

    On Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 10:28 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Today thousands of sermons will be > preached to millions of people. Some of it will do more harm than good—way > more than you know. I am not taking a swipe at all preachers. Most > preachers are sincere men and women of God. However, these worthy voices > ar” >

  9. THANK YOU LORD FOR THE TRUTH BEING PREACHED!!! We will answer to the Lord for what we preach and practice about the Word of God!! LORD PLEASE PROTECT YOUR FAITHFUL SERVANT!!! 🔥🔥🔥

    On Sun, Mar 31, 2019, 1:38 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Today thousands of sermons will be > preached to millions of people. Some of it will do more harm than good—way > more than you know. I am not taking a swipe at all preachers. Most > preachers are sincere men and women of God. However, these worthy voices > ar” >

  10. I was on my knees praying in the spirit Fri. about 3 am for family, intercessors, your revival, & our President. When I got up for work I was hit with sinus & called in sick. Today I went to ER for antibiotics & got sudafed. Never had this bad, fighting, warring in the spirit, singing praise..could use some prayer..feel like it’s an attack. Thanks, God Bless

  11. The Confusing Message about Sin. To be honest i have never been able to reconcile the truth concerning sin. And i will give you examples as to why. In certain churches one must ask for forgiveness and repent from there sin in order to be saved. While another sermon will tell you, how many times must you crucify Christ before you believe your Sins are forgiven, and that it is a lack of belief that your sins are forgiven that will deny you salvation. Then another says all who sin will not enter the kingdom of heaven and yet another will say, he who claims to be without sin is a thief and a liar. Can you see the Confusion here?

    Did Christ Die for our Sins or not? This has never been broken down and explained in a way that can be properly understood. If Sinners cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven that were all damned, How can you repent from a condition that is inherent to the penalty we all received and are subject to from being decedents of Adam? As far as i know, nobody achieves Glorification in this earthly existence so either Christ Died for our sins and we Believe it, or we dont. I sin everyday, do i want to sin, absolutely not but i do and my only hope is Christ because i am a sinner, I am but filthy rags and nothing i can do will earn me salvation.

    1. I guess this was aimed at me, we don’t continue in our sin’s , in our sins we turn from them, if you continue after the Holy spirit convicts and and you ask for forgiveness, then we are in trouble, I believe this verse explains a lot, Luke 12:47 And a servant who knows what the master wants, but isn’t prepared and doesn’t carry out those instructions, will be severely punished.

      Luk 12:48
      But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. { there are sins some are not aware of as sin, it can be not praying enough, or not praying for some one, he tells us to or lay’s on our mind, but there are sins we know are sins, the word say’s and we best try to correct them, , there are thing’s past down, and we have to go to the Lord for deliverance had to my self, I couldn’t stop them, but he delivered me, you have to want it bad though, you have to fight like never before and ask him to deliver you, if you don’t try and cry out to him you will not get delivered, we need to petition heaven over the strong holds, he delivered me himself from a few thing’s, but to pratice sin keep doing them, them we are in trouble, we have to want to change more than anything, he delivered me, he is no respect of persons, he will any one, we act like we get a free ride, and we don’t it takes going after the Lord with everything in us, and it boils down to this we follow two spirits, the Spirit of Truth [ Holy Spirit] or the spirit of error, 1 John 4;6, one will allow you and help you sin all you want, the other the Precious Holy Spirit, will help you not to commit those sins over and over, soom are a real fight, thats why we have to cry out to the Lord, and he will deliver us, if we walk the flesh we are following the spirit of error, [belial, beliar, beelzubub] we can break generational curses, by crying our to do them, it’s hard but he will help us, but he has to see we mean it, it take’s a lot of effort on our part, we are in a time when people pratice sin, instead of turnning from it, we have made the walk to easy, compromised ecause it’s to hard they say, just ask the Lord to help you, this is not a cake walk, do you know what the enemy said a little bit ago, when I put up here, about he would give you Jude 1:9 and tell you your not suppose to come against himbecause, M. the Arc. angel said do not make a railing acq, against him, which means in anger, he don’t want you to know your taring his kingdom down. but there are things we have to allow God to break and stand up to them, and ask his help, I guess I will just stop here i seem to just be confusioning people. be blessed

      1. Roger, my post wasn’t directed at you or anyone at all, but i truly appreciate your words on the topic. Speaking of Generational sins, 24 years without a drink, 3 generations lost to it sadly, my son doesn’t touch it and is strong in the Lord, i can’t even begin to put into words how grateful i am for this. Thanks again and God Bless Brother!

      2. it’s ok brother I just didn’t want to confuse any one, some of it on sin, and strong holds can be hard to understand sometimes, Really just try our best not to sin, the Holy Spirit let’s us know when we do, so many today trying to not turn from sin, even tell people it’s ok, the thing is if you love the Lord with all your heart you won’t want to sin, and if you do it bothers you something awful, thats what it means when it say’s if your of God you won’t sin, because you don’t want to disappoint him, and if you can sin and it don’t bother you, then your not of God, because the Holy Spirit will convict, and you can’t keep it up, and strong hold’s which I had some of the same you mentioned, it can take a while sometimes but the Holy Spirit will work them out of us if we let him, we need to ask for help and the Lord will deliver us, but we must keep pressing toward him, we can’t get slack, as Paul said I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Be Blessed sir

  12. Thank you for speaking the truth. I applaud you. As things get darker, those who follow the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word will shine brighter and brighter.

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