If this was

Dear Brothers and Sisters who lead big churches in America,
Leaving the truth out to avoid offending is a disaster.  When it is wildly successful, it is an even greater disaster.  Spurgeon said, “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout ‘Well done’ to a Christian man.”  Even in Spurgeon’s time, the world rewarded preachers for compromise.
The original Twelve were bold.  They preached letting the chips fall where they may.  No wonder they did. God was confirming their message with signs and wonders. Not only that, their preaching produced new creations of great joy, peace, and power. Our message was once contagious, catching on like wildfire, but now we resort to slick marketing to get society to listen to us.
Truth dispensed in love under the anointing has never needed such inducements. It never will.
The Bible teaches preachers not to offend unnecessarily. But true vessels of God have always understood that their message would awaken fury in some men. They disregarded popularity and even personal safety. They understood the difference between fulfilling a calling and trying to build a career in ministry.

Today we see a great evil in America. Congregations will enrich, yea they will elevate to superstar status any speaker who can eloquently keep the rightful demands of God off their backs.
Someone like me can be easily dismissed. When you take aim at vastly successful, far-flung Christian enterprises, you are easily rejected.   People will ask “how can you deny its effectiveness?” Or you hear them accuse saying, “You’re just being petty and jealous.”
But there are disturbing questions.  Is it petty to point out that this “success” coincides with America’s fastest moral decline? Is it jealousy to say that atheism and paganism have accelerated even as celebrity Pastors boast of their impact? Is it possible that in cheapening the Gospel we have paid a steep price?
There is another question. What might have been if we would have only trusted the Holy Spirit?  What if we had truly consulted and obeyed the One Who was sent to organize and direct the Church?  What would we look like now?
Preaching the entire Gospel releases power. 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
Romans 1: 16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes…”
Why is the phrase “power of God” used in two verses that deal with the offense of the Gospel?  Because it is the power of God that drives home truth, even when it offends.
Paul understood the plan behind the offense.  As a top-flight intellectual, he was keenly aware of the God-designed offense of the Cross.  He refused to rely on his formidable skill in debate, saying instead: “4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2: 4-5

The American Church will face a day of reckoning with American culture.  It is inevitable because the church and American culture will soon not be able to coexist.  Our society has become an open sewer, a bastion of banality where madness has the microphone.  We have the one message that should not be hidden or redacted.

 

With all my heart I believe it is not too late. But it is almost too late. I implore my brothers and sisters to repent. Let us present ourselves without reservation or hesitation to Almighty God.
The Pope showed Saint Francis the wealth of the Vatican. He said, “Well Francis, the church can no longer say ‘silver and gold have I none.’”  Francis replied, “And neither can it say, “In the Name of Jesus rise up and walk.””
Likewise, fellow preachers, we can no longer say that churches aren’t growing or prospering. But neither can we say that we have delivered the witness to America that God intended—and that is the only thing that can turn the tide.

 

15 thoughts on “If this was

  1. “Today we see a great evil in America. Congregations will enrich, yea they will elevate to superstar status any speaker who can eloquently keep the rightful demands of God off their backs.”

    Sad Truth… settled on their lees, setting the Children of the King’s Teeth on edge…

    You are the floss that gets our teeth clean in all the crevices…

  2. This confirms everything that Holy Spirit has been speaking to me for so long.
    The warnings have been coming loud and clear, but the church has their fingers in their ears at the instruction of their leaders.
    The three monkeys come to mind, sitting on the deck of the Titanic as it slowing sinks into the ocean; refusing to see, speak or say a word. Thank you Mario for your honesty and transparency.

  3. Hello Brother Mario,I love it when I look at my inbox and there is an email message from you!!!!!Please keep telling it like it is.  VERY FEW PREACHERS ARE DOING THAT.You say you think it is not too late…I’m not so sure about that though.  Time will tell.Our little prayer group(only 6 strong) continues to pray for the pastors.  So many have already left the organized church.  The remnant is not asleep and God has led us out.   KEEP GOING MARIO..AND DON’T BE CONCERNED WHAT OTHER PREACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU.   The religious leaders hated Jesus too. Blessings, Nancy Larson      Phoenix, AZ

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  4. Someone like me can be easily dismissed. When you take aim at vastly successful, far-flung Christian enterprises, you are easily rejected. People will ask “how can you deny its effectiveness?” Or you hear them accuse saying, “You’re just being petty and jealous.”

    So true Mario. Fact is you are viewed by all but the remnant…as being fringe.

    We know however your finger is on the pulse of American churches.

    Thank you!

    On Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 1:31 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Dear Brothers and Sisters who lead big > churches in America, Leaving the truth out to avoid offending is a > disaster. When it is wildly successful, it is an even greater disaster. > Spurgeon said, “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hand” >

  5. Brother Mario

    Your blogs challenge me to walk closer with God. They question attitudes and motives and make me prayerfully consider why I am doing things. They also challenge me to look carefully at the words coming from pastors. To see if they line up with God’s word. I am now recently retired from the workforce which tells you I have been around for awhile. I also miss the fire of the Holy Spirit from the 60’s and 70’s. I don’t see much fire in some churches. I am encouraged hearing a message from you about revival and a fresh outpouring of the Spirit of God.

    I have never been offended by your criticism of government and our leaders. I feel as strongly as you do about our failure to keep sin out of government. Luke 3:19 & 20 shows the boldness we should have when it comes to calling out sin in our leaders. John the Baptist was not afraid to call sin, sin. If we had this kind of boldness our country might be better off.

    Please continue preaching the whole truth regardless of who’s toes it steps on. My wife and I will continue to support you with prayer and funds when possible.

    Thank you for the word.

    Russ and Cindy Carlos

    On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:32 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Dear Brothers and Sisters who lead big > churches in America, Leaving the truth out to avoid offending is a > disaster. When it is wildly successful, it is an even greater disaster. > Spurgeon said, “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hand” >

  6. Mario, I have been in ministry for 46 years. I am seeing God do more now than I have ever seen. And I am talking about the last 2 or 3 years, and an acceleration in the last few months. Most of it is unconventional in its form, and outside denominational/church structure. Believe me, God is coming for the lost, and coming now. He is sending men and women into places the structured church has not gone, and they are clearly on a rescue mission orchestrated by a searching savior. And the anointing to reach the lost that He gives to those who will obey and go is unprecedented. My wife and I leave a setting where we just shared Christ, and the word we use continuously is “astounded!” You just see the Holy Spirit snatch lost sould from the hands of Hell. One man testified: “When you asked those who wanted to receive Christ to come forward, I wanted to go bad, but I could not. Then I felt someone put their arms around me, and I thought you had stepped back to where I was and had done this. But when I turned to look, no one was there. Then these arms pulled me out of the row where I was seated, and then down to the front. And I just asked Jesus to be my savior. I am not lying about this, I am not lying!” Oh what a Savior, and Oh what glory we are seeing!! Astounding!

  7. Big amen, if we are really a true Christian the truth of the word should not offend, a baby Christian maybe, but not a seasoned Christian, we should be cleaned out enough from the truth of the word, that we all ready fixed that problem, we might on some things say, [ oh me] but it should not utterly offend like it does today, you would think me and you preach another Gospel, but its them preaching another Gospel, we are preaching the true word of God, they say I am mad and cruel, most of the time I am under the presence so heavy my head is nodding when I write, if I was any more calm I would be laid out in the Spirit, but to them I am mean and cruel, and I don’t know how you can see that through writing, I know we can analyze some thing’s we say if we are real angry, but you can’t analyze the Spirit and the anointing, I Know FB and other’s sent there best to analyze me, and couldn’t, they got fighting mad and screamed we don’t know what you will do, we can’t cat. you we don’t know much about your type, I just go with the Spirit, but I have sure made a few mad who tried to analyze me, but just preaching the true word makes some so mad they have hissy fit, they did yesterday, don’t condemn me of my sins, I didn’t the word did, I don’t know you and I sure don’t know your sins, but God does, they have told people they are not suppose to feel condemnation, Wrong if you are sinning the word will condemn you, we are not suppose to rub it in if we know about it, but we are suppose to preach what the Lord say’s, I have been preaching under the anointing, and something come out, and I think later they think I did that because I knew the s ituation, but I didn’t it was the Spirit, and they confessed it and took care of it, but I stand up and say Father I sit down that you might be lifted up, let your Holy Spirit have complete control, and then he takes over, it’s not me, and when he stops I stop, I don’t drag a service out, they pick out only the [ sweets of the word] what makes the people feel good, and as I said if you eat only sweets your body will crash, or if you eat more sweet than food, it can slip up on you, and its the same with the word, the word and the Holy Spirit cleans us, the meat of the word, and there’s a great danger by not eating the meat of the word, we can wind up burning in the end, but to some the crowd means everything there not worried about the people’s well fare they are to concerned with filling there pockets, but the people can’t weather the storms, the storms come and the winds blow, and there gone, they been blown away, instead of standing strong, there like Peter I go a fishing, they went back to there old life, instead of going on for Christ Jesus, we want a glamorous life style these days, and that’s what some preach, people have all ways looked for a get rich quick sceam and now that’s what they look for in the gospel being preached today, and that is not the Gospel the Apostles preached, Just look at Pauls life, ship wrecked, beaten left for dead, stoned, imprisoned, this is the Gospel the Apostles preached, and that is very far from the glamorous life style preached today, or I should say softly spoken of today, God forbid you raise your voice under the anointing, [ or you get his angry, hes mad, you know why devils don’t under stand preaching under the anointing] man have we come so far from the truth. Good Word Brother, we must preach the truth. Be Blessed

  8. Any church holding a 301(c)3 exemption is in covenant and bound to mammon. The government decides what can and cannot be preached. Christ said,”Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s And give to God what I’d God’s“. It’s time to break the shackles that are keeping the Full gospel bound.

  9. Thanks for being so bold for Jesus, Mario! The Lord has allowed me to share my Christian Testimony in 40 different Wards (Churches) and they haven’t killed me yet. I’d like to encourage others to do the same because they believe in a different Jesus, the spirit brother of Lucifer and Joseph Smith had 64 false prophecies and Jesus warned of false prophets. The Lord will be with them. Testimony Sunday’s are the first Sunday of the month except for April and October when they have Conference from Salt Lake City. The Testimony Service is usually at 9AM until about 10:15.

  10. Huge Amen and so grateful for your voice Mario! I got saved in 2014, coming out of liberalism and I’m a completely different person today so God is doing it and my 3 children God saved too. As soon as we were saved, God tore the veil away and we could see in the spirit. The world is under such deep deception. I have a deep love of the gospel and no one can take that from me. I will STAND with you Brother ❤️

  11. Dear Mario: I think one of the biggest evils of the church today is abandoning the old methods of evangelizing( like you employ) to embrace “the new way” ….like hospitality evangelism for instance.  To me, it is as absurd as saying, “we are living in the New Testament days, what do we need the Old Testament for”?  This “new way” and similar tactics like this are sweeping over congregations. It would be beyond their scope of reason to sent up a tent on church property an have an open air evangelistic outreach to the community.   Recently at the church I attend, we were encouraged to join another “home group”.  Hey , thats fine, it that is the model the church wants to embrace, but then, I looked at the directory of “church home groups” and I saw,  “Toastmasters”, “Ballroom Dancing”, “Grief Support”(supporting the grieving ones in the church who are dismayed by all these bogus participation groups?) and I said to myself…”Where is the soul winning group/class?” or even an outreach to the homeless group? We have become “the afraid to offend church entertainment center/extension course fellowship”. Jerry

  12. God has given you a message for this time! Be bold and courageous in the name of Jesus! We are praying in agreement.

  13. Brother Mario God Bless you for speaking the truth!!! I believe God has a remnant He’s getting ready to do the job that needs to be done who will not be ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and not focused on building there own kingdoms but our Lords.

    Robin Bertone

    On Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 4:40 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Dear Brothers and Sisters who lead big > churches in America, Leaving the truth out to avoid offending is a > disaster. When it is wildly successful, it is an even greater disaster. > Spurgeon said, “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hand” >

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