Right now Mario Murillo Ministries is under the worst satanic attack we have ever known. Yet I almost relish it! How is that possible?
Facebook censors us. Witches continue to harass us. Drug gangs don’t like us taking away their customers and leading their prostitutes to Jesus. The Leftist media is writing scandalous articles against us. Hackers are trying to sabotage us. False preachers—under the influence of the spirit of antichrist—condemn our crusades. And the worst is personal betrayal. Yet, I am so excited!
Is Satan viciously attacking you? You can’t just lay there and take it. Now is the time for decisive action against the attacks of Satan against your body, your emotions, and your family. I intend to put a mighty weapon into your hand.
The weapon is a gift from the time I was fighting my way back from the most grueling health issue of my life. God made me take a class on how to turn an attack from Satan, into an attack on Satan. In other words, the Holy Spirit showed me how to boomerang the attacks of the enemy.
Being bedridden was a perfect torment for me. In the dark of night, Satan tried to torture me with thoughts of paralysis and even death. Jesus showed me my choice. I could give in and be devastated, or I could follow Him into a victorious counter-attack. Learn a lesson from my ordeal−and from my victory! Here are the truths:
Satan attacks you because he fears you. You must never condemn yourself for being under attack, as if you did something wrong—it’s actually because you did something right. If you weren’t dangerous, he would leave you alone. It helps you to turn the tables on the enemy when you see all the damage your life is doing to the devil.
Satan’s attacks are often impulsive and repetitious. This shows us that he never learns from his mistakes. He reacts and falls into his own trap. He forgets how it arouses the anger of God our Father when the enemy touches one of His children. Satan’s life story is a cycle of attacks that backfire.
That is not a comfort when you are facing the cruelest attack ever. I am certainly not going to trivialize suffering and loss. Believe me, I have a deep respect for the havoc he can raise, and the pain he can cause.
Satan tests your belief in the victory Jesus won. You must enforce the victory of the Cross on Satan!
By following the Holy Spirit’s instructions, we can make the devil’s attack on us an attack on him. The Message version of the Bible has a good rendering of Philippians 1: 12 “I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered.” Look again at this phrase: “the opposite of its intended effect.” How can that mean anything but that the attack on Paul turned into an attack on Satan?
I told you that I rejoice, and here Paul is saying it also in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
When that prison door slammed behind Paul, it was a dark moment. He had no idea how long he would suffer. He didn’t know if he’d ever get out alive. Knowing Paul’s heart, his greatest agony was watching this ordeal shut down his ministry.
You can well imagine what images ran through my mind when we had to stop our tent meetings, and so many other things we were doing.
I gathered up all of my strength, pointed at Satan and rebuked Him. I said, “This attack is now an attack on you!” I confessed that God now owned the situation. I declared that I was being healed, no matter what my circumstances said.
Next, I confessed to God that my season of being healed—no matter how long it took—would be a tool of the Holy Spirit for growth, strength, and a greater fighting spirit. I still enjoy that fighting tenacity today.
But it was the last lesson I learned that was the most significant. I learned to seek my Father for no other reason than that He is my Father. I had no idea how much of my past praying was dominated by requests for greater power, or more provision, or for revival. These were all noble requests, but now, in the Presence that flooded my room, they seemed so secondary. Being near to Him meant everything.
Today, I live in a level of trust, power, and clarity I never would have gained had I not gone through this great test.
The lessons I learned in the darkest season of my life will cost the devil dearly every time he attacks me, for the rest of my life. He will pay, for the rest of my life. That is why I say with Paul…”I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” -Romans 8:18.
Join me in learning to turn every attack of the enemy, into a time of growing stronger in the Holy Spirit!