Unfolding in California

I walk into the tent in Paradise and it is standing room only.  This is impossible. When the Lord ordered me to do this, I assumed it would be a test of my willingness to preach to an almost empty tent.

This is a vision that had all the promise of a candle in the wind. Here in Paradise, California, you can’t drink the water. The power grid is still sketchy and cell service is limited. It’s a good long walk to the restrooms. But that is just the start. All around are the rubble and wreckage of the fire.  For locals, there is little here but agonizing and terrifying memories. That’s why most of the residents are gone and why they stay away.

Still, God said to do it. And here I am doing it. I am so shocked and thrilled at the turnout that I forget my real challenge: What do I say to this community? They not only lost homes, they lost loved ones. They have heard every trite phrase and pat answer. How do you preach to people who feel as though they have lost everything?

The Holy Spirit is having amazing mercy on me. He gave me fresh insight into these verses:

Isaiah 61: 1“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”

The explosive worship ends and I stand to begin preaching. The first words out of my mouth are the verses you have read above. What comes next is a step by step declaration of this devastated city coming back stronger than ever. Here are the points:

-Beauty for ashes, means a trade. God is telling you to bring your ashes and trade them for His crowning glory. You can hold onto the sense of loss and devastation or you can trade it for a new day. We have come to Paradise to bring the promise of a new day.

-Don’t say you have lost everything. Stop saying, “I have lost everything.” You can’t say that unless you are confessing that God is not your source.  Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

-Let the works of God be displayed. We can torture ourselves searching for reasons why this happened or we can let the works of God be displayed. The disciples wanted to know why a man was born blind.

John 9: 1 says: “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.””

Those words, “that the works of God should be revealed in him” are—in my opinion—an inadequate rendering of the true meaning of this text. The King James Version was written when there was a strong, perhaps too strong of an emphasis, on the belief that everything that happened, happened because God caused it. The implication here is that God blinded this man. A better rendering is, “neither he nor his parents sinned, but in order to let the works of God be displayed in him, I must work the works of Him Who sent me. The night comes when no man can work.”

Quit torturing yourself by questioning why something happened, instead, let God display His power because time is of the essence.  That is the message for Paradise, California.  LET THE WORKS OF GOD BE DISPLAYED!

Then the works of God were displayed that night in the tent. There is no time for me to tell you, nor can I find the words to describe the flood of healings and salvation that came in the tent. Something beautiful, powerful and lasting is unfolding in Paradise.  And, as we have seen so often in California, the harvest is great and the laborers are few. And that takes me to point of this blog.

God gave me a dream and I saw Highway 99 turn into a river of salvation and healing. From the day I was ordered to hold meetings that will take our tent from the top to the bottom of this highway, we have collided with the impossible.  There was no money. There was little support from Christian organizations. There was resistance so great that I felt I was in direct contact with hell.

The cycle of this tour is always the same. We find a tent site. We face obstacles that are insurmountable. Then something happens—it always happens. The impenetrable wall crumbles before us. The immovable resistance to the work of God rolls away. The tent goes up. We string the lights, set up the stage. We fire up the generator. Then the people−who everyone tells us will never show up−come in droves.  Then the straightforward message−that no one is supposed to respond to−cuts to the heart of lost souls and they take the Kingdom by force. Now the tent is going south to Stockton.

In Stockton California—possibly the top city for murder and prostitution—we have won the right to use the most visible and prized location: The Weber Point Event Center. This, too, is impossible. Here again, we are facing total resistance. We are back to square one having our faith tested and, yet again, we see the mighty hand of God on our mission.

Some churches do not want us here. But just as soon as we start to feel discouraged about that, other churches jump in and rally to our cause.  Over and over again, we see the Hand of God break through—often at the last minute.

The crowds are growing because people are following us from one tent crusade to the next one. THERE’S AN ARMY RISING UP! We also know the warfare of the next one will be fiercer than the last.

Every demon in hell is committed to stopping the Stockton tent crusade. But, once again, they will fail. Once again, the Holy Spirit will find a way where there is no way.

What is unfolding in California as we journey south on Highway 99, is an act of God that should cause you to rejoice. With every mile we cover, we watch myths and falsehoods die. The most carefully guarded secret of Satan is California’s hunger for God.

Stockton is next! Please−come join us if you can. Each and every night, we are watching God obliterate that lie! Hallelujah!


21 thoughts on “Unfolding in California

  1. Praise God! Thank you Lord for hearing & answering our prayers. Thank you for the miracles & salvations. Thank you for your unchanging word. Thank you for your servant Mario & team & this great harvest! Amen

  2. Hallelujah, this is when you know God is in it!! No sorrow added!! Thank you for your obedience!

    On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 3:59 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “I walk into the tent in Paradise and it is > standing room only. This is impossible. When the Lord ordered me to do > this, I assumed it would be a test of my willingness to preach to an almost > empty tent. This is a vision that had all the promise of ” >

  3. Mario, what you’re doing is creating a turnaround for America.
    A breakthrough and turnaround in the hearts of men, women and young people. Nothing that Christ does as He moves in You and through You, will be lost. This IS the economy of God, nothing missing, nothing lacking, none forgotten until the last day. Mario You began your ministerial career with God’s word of power given through the gospel of Jesus Christ with signs following and it will continue & end the same way.
    We salute You 🎖 You truly are a General in God’s army.

  4. Thank you so much for obeying God! This story fills me with hope! There IS hope for California and for the hungry souls in America!

    On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 12:44 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “I walk into the tent in Paradise and it is > standing room only. This is impossible. When the Lord ordered me to do > this, I assumed it would be a test of my willingness to preach to an almost > empty tent. This is a vision that had all the promise of ” >

  5. As a Canadian I’m reading your posts and following your California journey with wide eyed amazement and wonder at Gods hand of mercy and goodness.

  6. What a great recap of the wonders of God! I especially took note of the statement you made:
    “The immovable resistance to the work of God rolls away. ” I pray that is the case in every stop you make along Highway 99. Praying for your journey and all those who attend and hear of your meetings.
    May eyes and ears be opened to the Gospel! March on!!

  7. Halalujah Mario: I’ve followed your ministry of evangelism for years and am so excited to hear of this new mandate and anointing God has called you to, to bombard the gates of hell for Jesus and His Kingdom : “ The Word’s that I speak to you aren’t my Words; I don’t just make them up on my own; the Father Who resides in me crafts each Word into a divine act.” John 14:10 (message). Thank you for carrying the torch for us all: I support you in prayer and finances.

  8. That’s amazing Mario. Praying for you in Stockton and declaring heaven’s breakthrough!!
    ps. they need you in Denver too.

  9. “An Act of God Unfolding” indeed, and no person better to tell (what the Lord’s doing) with such integrity, spiritual insight, and TRUTH, (by the power of the Holy Spirit) than you Bro. Mario! Just can’t stop praising God for the miraculous things He’s doing. What you said to the people was so amazing and comforting (truly LK. 12:12), the Holy Spirit giving you the perfect words to say, just when you need them! The intense spiritual warfare is because the demonic forces know God is doing something spectacular, but they really don’t know what it is, God’s unfolding plan, (1 Cor. 2:8- None of the rulers of this age understood it. For if they had…….). God’s working miracles (the half) that haven’t even been told yet!

  10. This is so thrilling, Pastor Mario. I had friends in Paradise and they lost “everything”, but did not lose their faith in God and the knowledge that He has work for them do do where they are now, and a plan for them. I am going to send them your blog. They will be thrilled.

  11. God never fails! Praising God for His mighty hand at work and you, Mario, a faithful and obeying servant!

  12. Thank you for your faithfulness brother Mario to God and to all He shows you to do. Because of this, many many souls have been saved and many many more will be!

  13. Thanks brother I needed to hear this, get so fed up with people telling me I am doing wrong, the evil one can’t touch you, well some body gets in some rough licks every now and then, this has been a battle and then some, never prayed so har and violent in my life against this evil, but what do you expect in satans home grounds, he don’t won’t to give it up, but we came prepared to fight, and win, some just never really engage in the real fight and most don’t know how today, got an e-mail from a young preacher telling me us older guys didn’t know how to walk as Jesus walked, I messed up a few times when I was younger and got out of church a little while, but I been walking this walk for 50 years, and been through more hell than most will ever see, and I am still standing strong, swinging my sword for your revivals, many hours a day, and a few others I put in to, but we don’t know how to walk and love like Jesus, WHAT, I will lay down my life right now for this gospel in a second, I just can’t believe some people, and to all of them we are out cast, I wrote a poem, I guess once an outlaw all ways an outlaw I will be, I am still fighting the system for all of my visions and dreams, and the Lord said son its not you that’s an outlaw, [ I know some will see this and analyze, and say I am full of pride and have a big ego, and you know just because I said the Lord said to me, its not you whos the outlaw, every time I say the lord lifted me up in some way, they holler big ego, full of pride, I just told what the Lord said] we just have an enemy in the camp also, I saw a vision he shows me things in western style, and I was leading wagon train, and we got attacked, and I circled the wagons and we fought them off and no one got in, but when it was over I turned around and people were laying dead all over, and I said what happen we kept the enemy out, the people had a strange look on there face and looking down, and it hit me the enemy was with in, and now I see that so plain, and so sad so much of the enemy is with in us, and the Holy Spirit is the only one who can expose them. Thanks again Brother, I guess if you never engage in the battles being fought, you don’t have much trouble, but I am a fighter, and I can’t stand bullies which is what the enemy is, picking on Gods people or any one he can, and he only under stands one thing, ever since the days of John the Bapt. the kingdom of heaven suffered violence and the violent take it by force, we will take back city for God, I might not can be there right now, but believe me I am in the battle with everything I got. Be Blessed brother he is still telling me wait.

  14. praying for this ministry in the mighty name of Jesus who bled and died for our redemption. God bless you.

  15. An awesome report of the powerful move of God along highway 99, Mario! Thank you for your obedience to allow God to use you for this powerful invasion into the strongholds of Satan in California. May the Lord of glory continue to fill you with energy beyond understanding.


  17. God Bless you Mario, God is leading you in a tremendous way. I pray that God will lead you to Albuquerque, NM. We are in need of a revival, many are suffering here and crime is at an all time high. As always, if it is God will. Thank you.

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