SHAMING THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO WAKE UP THE CHURCH

For many, it is their familiar nightmare. The house is on fire and as they rush to warn the family, something makes their legs move in slow motion.  They shout, but their voice is muffled. Reaching the bedrooms, they face a new horror. They shake people in their beds but, no matter what they do, they can’t wake them up. Smoke overwhelms the room and then flames engulf the house.  The dreamer wakes up shouting.

That is the feeling many preachers, prophets, and Christians who have had their eyes opened by the Holy Spirit are experiencing right now. They are trying to wake up the church, but they find themselves in a living nightmare. They discover that the majority of believers in America seem to be fast asleep.

It was a painful video for me to watch. A well-known pastor was interviewing his respected guest. That guest travels across our nation trying to take the pulse of the American church. To do this he visits a different church every Sunday.

Speaking emphatically, on the brink of tears, he said that there is no urgency coming from pulpits. He didn’t find a single church where the people were being warned. He saw few calls for repentance and even fewer pastors urging congregants to vote, and no alerting people from the pulpit to the reality of America’s imminent destruction.

What the majority of the church is listening to ignores reality completely.  Even worse, we punish vessels of God for warning us. The voices that are moved by the Holy Spirit to wake up the church are living out the nightmare of the burning house.

Using the story of David and Goliath, I want to show you how we shame voices that call us to repent.

David brought lunch to his brothers, but he couldn’t believe what he was seeing and hearing. Goliath was insulting the armies of God. Then David’s older brother, Eliab, shamed him for the look of outrage on his face. “…Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle”” (1 Samuel 17: 28).

A Christian who is under conviction must discredit the voice calling for repentance. He will accuse those voices that warn the church of pride, insolence, and a morbid mind, saying, “You are just condemning us. Things aren’t as bad as you say. You are just obsessed with negative things.”

Eliab totally misread his kid brother. David had a completely righteous reaction to a disgusting lack of urgency and a cowardly betrayal of the Word of God. Israel stood paralyzed before a foul-mouthed God- hater who needed to be dispatched with haste.

David’s outrage was also directed at how passive and compliant Israel was. Nobody wanted to step up. I have got to say that I too am disgusted at how sheepish preachers are in America.

David’s anger was further fueled because he knew the Lord his God. He knew that all God needed was one man, one truly willing vessel to turn this tragedy into triumph. He could not believe that Israel was allowing this outrage to go on this long and this far.

American Christians have also let it go too far for too long, and now they face the prospect of paying for their apathy with their very lives. The world that Obama, Soros and other enemies of freedom are attempting to manipulate into existence would have, long before now, caused our early settlers to roar out in anger, “I would rather die on my feet, than live on my knees!”

We are shaming the very voices we need to hear. We are rewarding the preachers who are killing us. We are punishing people for obeying God, and doing that puts you in direct opposition to God.

Trump can still lose.

There, I said it. Those who are relying on promises of his reelection, but are taking no drastic action to wake up the rest of the church, are no better than the masses of believers who are fast asleep.

But, enough talk. It is time for action.

To those of you who are punishing the voices that have been sent from God, I issue this solemn warning: You are standing in the way of an aggressive God Who has rolled up His sleeves, and is working to spare America. It is far safer for you to take a nap on the tracks in front of a speeding locomotive.

To all of my fellow warriors who are awake: You have the same heart for America that David had for Israel. You are giant killers. You exist in numbers that are more than enough to undo the damage caused by leftist atheists. You are so much more than enough, that, like David, you don’t need to wait for anyone.

Let’s go get these devils!

 

 

 

P.S. A Special message to all of our friends from Mario Murillo Ministries

Why do we offer you books? It is certainly not to blunt the impact of the message you just read. In fact, these books reinforce the message we are trying to spread. More on that in a moment.  So, why do we offer them to you?
When the pandemic closed our tent crusades, church meetings and rallies, the Holy Spirit commanded Mario to keep our staff on at full salary, and trust Him. He obeyed and God has provided. But another thing the Holy Spirit grants are wise ideas. And we needed one. That is when the War Chest Collection was born.
If you look at the page you will see no advertising. And there never will be. And if you get our newsletter you will see that we have stopped raising money for projects we can’t do right now. But even that was not good enough for us.
In this pandemic we needed something that was truly a win-win situation. We prayed for something that would help the people, and us, that was not a garish fund raiser.
Then, we remembered how John Wesley taught his young preachers to always bring books with them that would help the people. Why not then, at a time when people have time to read, offer them something that will empower them and at the same time keep us strong and ready to go as soon as the door reopens?  
We are amazed at the impact of Vessels of Fire and Glory. That book is not just blessing people—it has started a movement! Critical Mass remains required reading in many Christian schools and has never stopped influencing people who pray for revival. Edgewise offers wisdom for living in the last days. Together they provide you with solid, hard-hitting and encouraging truth. Not a bad thing just now.
The War Chest Collection has handed the enemy a double defeat by empowering God’s people and keeping us strong and ready.
Thank you for listening and get your War Chest Collection today. Turn your summer read into equipping, encouragement, and fire! We are all going to come out of this mightier than ever!   -Mario Murillo Ministries

The War Chest Collection. This is now the bestselling compilation in our entire history! You get a signed copy of Mario’s newest book Vessels of Fire and Glory, plus the acclaimed classic on revival Critical Mass, and Mario’s book about living in the last days Edgewise. A $40 value for $27. Not only that, but all proceeds go to the Living Proof Tent Crusades. Order right now for free shipping.   ttps://mariomurillo.org/product/war-chest-collection/

 

 

38 thoughts on “SHAMING THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO WAKE UP THE CHURCH

  1. When they don’t like the message they kill the messenger. When you are one step ahead of the church, they call you a heretic. When you are two steps ahead of the church they want to murder you. We need a BERSERKER ANOINTING in the pulpit.

  2. We are Giant killers! I pray that the little church God has placed us awakens and begins to seek the Holy Spirit and ALL the gifts we have at hand to battle the evil in these Last Days! Please pray with us! I am sharing posts, speaking out loud, and diligently praying that God does his work tight here in our small town. God is Greater!

  3. Thank you Mario for being God’s pulse in this world and especially in the darkness called California. You always bless me. Can’t wait to see you in Woodland Park Colorado at Charis Bible college.

  4. Thank you Mario!!! Do not be afraid, as we know you are not!!! God is on your side and we need to hear!!!!!

  5. Thank you, Mario, for taking up the sword of righteousness. I am watching those I love dearly, and who love the Lord completely, buy into the….”I’m not worried because Gods got this!” Idea. Well, it’s trueHe DOES have this, But, excuse me. I believe He wants US involved in this battle too. Doesn’t the Word talk about our coming back with Him for the final battle? How can we expect to be there for that when we can’t even get off our seats to come against the evil we are witnessing now? My heart is broken. Please tell me what more I can do. I talk with them, and pray. What am I not doing? Elaine

    On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 2:37 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “For many, it is their familiar nightmare. > The house is on fire and as they rush to warn the family, something makes > their legs move in slow motion. They shout, but their voice is muffled. > Reaching the bedrooms, they face a new horror. They shake people i” >

  6. Amen Mario,

    Where is the outrage from the church pulpit about what is happening to our country? A lot of pastor’s may say a few words, but that’s not enough, no outrage as to what is happening here in the streets and what the Dem’s and the left are doing to destroy America. The sheep in the church, a lot of them I believe are asleep ( they don’t want to get involved) and the church leaders are not helping much. Time to wake up the body of Christ and speak out and help God save our country before it’s too late. Yes preacher’s, preach the gospel, and get souls saved but also preach to save America before it’s too late!

  7. Something I just read from AW Tozer…made me ill….and am afraid it is the truth! It says the following: “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference!” Frankly….that TERRIFIES ME!!! I am not afraid of death nor covid….I am not afraid of Goliath! I am afraid that God’s sleeping chosen will perish for lack of knowledge!

    1. Well said Cheryl. I just recently read:

      Hosea 4:5 “You shall stumble by day, the prophet also shall stumble with you by night;
      and I will destroy your mother. 6 My people are destroyed for ‘lack of knowledge’;
      because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me.
      And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children”.

      For the Holy Spirit to move, we have to set the condition of uniting with God’s Word as Jesus himself is the embodiment of the Word. Repentance, prayer and fasting also invokes the Holy Spirit to come to us.

      The greatest move of the Holy Spirit came after Jesus’ death, when the disciples were gathered in the Upper Room feeling gutted by the death of Jesus, having a sorrowful and repentant heart, missing their Lord and Saviour.

      Their love for Jesus and their desire to be with him, moved the Holy Spirit to come in a powerful way. Sincerity of heart will move the Holy Spirit to come to a believer as will a person’s love for God and His neighbour. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these Two Commandments.

      Jesus is the embodiment of love and the word, so if we practise the word, and love one another, then ‘God won’t forget his children for our lack of knowledge and keeping God’s Law’ as warned in Hosea 4, and then the Holy Spirit will come to us and minister to us as God wills.

      Without keeping God’s Law and practising it, as Jesus said ‘love one another as I have loved you’, then we can not grow in heart, the Holy Spirit will not manifest, nor God’s love, and God won’t be able to reveal His deeper truths to us.

      As Jesus said, “Do not cast pearl to swine”.

      Continuing with Hosea 4:

      7 “The more they increased, the more they sinned against me; I will change their glory into shame.
      8 They feed on the sin of my people; they are greedy for their iniquity.
      9 And it shall be like people, like priest; I will punish them for their ways, and requite them for their deeds.
      10 They shall eat, but not be satisfied; they shall play the harlot, but not multiply;
      because they have forsaken the Lord to cherish harlotry”.

      Does this sound like America, the House of God? The chosen people? Who is truly responsible for America?

      Only those who put their hand up like David, and President Donald Trump.

      Where is God’s remnant and Gideon’s 300?

      1. Thank God Believers are not under the law but under grace. A place where Believers abide in the Vine and bring forth much fruit that remains. Thank God for the gospel of grace that teaches Believers to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. Thank God for the triumphant gospel of the kingdom of God that is being preached to all nations, which is the force of the great commission, unleashing the power of God unto salvation to all that believe. The same glorious gospel that saved the Believer is keeping the Believer. This gospel of grace protects you from religious creeps who pervert the gospel of grace and defile you and bring you under a curse.

  8. I have had the story of David and Goliath on my heart for the last month. Your words said it perfectly. I see fellow Christians following along like sheep. I’ve had a couple of fellow Christians tell me to go along with the masks and not be rebellious. I told them I am not a sheep, will not be silenced, and will go forth in peace but in the strength of God. We need to stand. We need to get mad. Thank you for your words and I will continue to spread the Good News and not stand down.

  9. Thank you for this powerful word of truth. ALL of us are called into the ministry – we are ALL called to take up our cross and follow HIM. We are ALL CALLED – but few are chosen because few answer the call and sit idly by expecting others to do what they themselves will not do. As a watchman on the wall, I have warned for over 12 years via a blog – attemtping to awaken the slumbering, to shake the sheep – I can relate to Jeremiah. Keep up the good word brother, and thank you for Sunday night church. Just found it and have really enjoyed the refreshing words spoken by you and Robby. LORD bless. aw

  10. It is on us, the body of Christ! We need to protect the gift that God has sent us. God sent us President Trump and we need to protect him to honor God. God is trying to answer our prayers through President Trump but look what the church has done? Many have rejected the gift. It didn’t come the way they wanted it. He isn’t one of us? He doesn’t talk like us? He doesn’t dress like us? They have insulted God! President Trump is the protector of Ancient Foundations. God is using him to protect this nation, our freedom, prayer, bible, intercession, and the covenant that God has with this nation. This is all about God and our covenant with Him. God is trying to help us! The body of Christ needs to repent for insulting God. I believe that God is giving us a window of time. A window of time to get it right. When President Trump gets re elected then we need to continue to cover him in prayer and start praying and calling in the next president after him. Do not abdicate the throne! It is our highest seat of the land and we must protect it from evil ever getting a foothold again. Do NOT Let Satan in the Presidential Seat of the USA ever! This is on our watch.

  11. Thanks so much. I’ve read the incident that you were writing about oh, so many times. It has always blessed me that David never refers to Goliath as a GIANT. He called him a unbeliever. David never gave Goliath any praise or positive recognition. Perception is so important. Israel heard the ranting of their enemies and took in the same mindset as them. Reference below,
    Numbers 13:33 (KJV)
    And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, [which come] of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
    Another Scripture that comes to mind is,
    1 Corinthians 15:34 (KJV)
    Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak [this] to your shame.
    Only when we’re awakened to Righteousness (right standing or correct alignment) that sin, (unbelief) will not control the Church. Thanks again Mario. Wilson Hembree

  12. I’ve been an intercessor since 1998. It’s breaking my heart to talk to Christians that simply stare at me when I say ask them to pray with me. They don’t seem to understand that God’s people need to rise up and pray. I live in a small valley in California. Preachers are afraid to talk and pray about our current situations. I am so discouraged. I can’t find one intercessor to pray with.
    Mario, the very first time I heard you speaking on TBN was about “Goliaths Sword”. That sermon had a lasting impression on me.

  13. I received this information by email from SaveCalifornia.com:
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Make anger your ally. Express your values at a peaceful, patriotic protest near you!

    These upcoming gatherings of like-minded Californians are demanding an end to the lockdown and mask mandates, opposing Black Lives Matter’s “defund the police” agenda, and resisting Gavin Newsom’s destructive, unconstitutional rule. Please participate. Now is the time for your voice and values to be seen and heard!

    Palm Desert, Thursday, July 16 @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. more
    SW corner of Highway 111 and San Luis Rey Avenue in Palm Desert
    “Pro-American, Pro-Police Rally & Recall Gavin Petition Signing & Potluck Dinner. Bring your signs, flags, and American spirit! Bring your favorite beverage & dish to share. Invite your friends too! Don’t forget a chair and sun protection.”
    Tujunga, Friday, July 17 @ 1 p.m. more
    Pro-police rally. “In front of In-N-Out Burger, 6225 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga” (northern tip of the City of Los Angeles, strategically near the Burbank media hub).

    Lake Elsinore, Saturday, July 18 @ 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. more
    Hell’s Kitchen Motorsports Bar & Grill, 32685 Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore
    Rally “protesting the continued closure of small businesses, restaurants, and bars and petitioning against defunding law enforcement.”

    Hungtington Beach, Saturday, July 18 @ 11 a.m. more
    “Freedom Rally and Recall Gavin 2020 Signing”
    Huntington Beach Pier, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street

    San Clemente, Sunday, July 19 @ 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. more
    “All faiths Christian service on the beach”
    North Beach in San Clemente

    Sacramento, Saturday, July 25 @ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m more
    West side of the State Capitol: “Stand with us in peaceful patriotic civil disobedience to protect our schools, small businesses, and churches. Bring your signs, flags and pop ups to this non-permitted protest.”

    Riverside, Saturday, August 1 @ 10 a.m. more
    “Worship Song March and Recall Newsom Rally”
    Riverside County Courthouse, 4050 Main Street in Riverside

    Ventura, Saturday, August 8 @ 12 noon more
    Promenade Park at the beach map
    “Let’s make history at the beach. Recall Newsom 2020. Speakers, music, petition signing, freedom march.”

    More rallies and protests are being added. See the latest at SaveCalifornia.com/action.html

    If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps
    versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win.
    Thomas Sowell, renowned U.S. constitutional teacher/speaker/author

  14. What you are saying, Pastor Mario, is so true. I looked in on a site that announced the new restrictions on small businesses and churches a few days ago, and the attitude of the people posting there was stunning. The mockery against churches and Christians was stunning. These people were basically laughing at us, and accusing us of wanting to make people sick, because we object to these stringent new rules. It doesn’t enter their minds in the least, how much this is hurting the needy in the communities. The churches have had to pull back their outreaches to the community. Not to mention the mental and spiritual toll that this is taking on the communities in general. The mockers were giddy at the thought that Christians were being disappointed once again. Militant atheism has nearly destroyed this nation, our school system, and our culture. A spiritual door was opened wide and satan rushed in with his minions, government, media, entertainment, and academia.

  15. So true….where is the “fire” of God in the pulpits today… I have seen the decline of real preaching over the years…its all about feeling goose-bumps, good about yourself! Wake up pastors and christian alike…

  16. WOW!!! This sums it up !, Yes so TRUE!

    it is so encouraging to know others believe this way about the state of the church.

     2 Chronicles 7:14  is referring to the Church

    We need to repent of our LAZY, SELFISH, COMPLACENCY, INDIFFERENCE, STUBBORNNESS REBELLION, SELF WORSHIP,  EXALTING OUR OPINIONS ABOVE THE WORD OF GOD,….. IDOL WORSHIP (The worship of self,  celebrity ministers,  FALSE ministries, or hirelings, etc…)

    A huge majority of church members, and people who think they are Christians, are still in the infant stage of their walk with our LORD, or….. not even saved!!! ….. many were never disciples because they belong to churches, or ministries with hireling pastors, or ministers who do not know GOD, and do not have a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ! While the Church slept , the enemy sowed tares! The “corruption in the church” has become just like the world, except the corrupt church will suffer greater wrath than the world, if they refuse to repent!

    God has Forced a reboot of church as we know it! That Old Nasty, Lukewarm, dead corrupt church, with hireling pastors,  can not stand in this spiritual climate.

    I believe the Lord has allowed everyone to be effected by what is going on to WAKE US UP!  Some of us need to press in and allow the Lord to work in us, and not resist his dealings and cleansing work in us, so we can hear what “the spirit of the lord” is saying to his church,  Jesus is Lord! the meaning of CHRISTIAN, simply put, “Follower of Jesus Christ.”

    I believe the BIBLE is more relevant and alive then ever before in history!!!!God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! We need to wake up!!! We do not belong to this world,  the only thing we can take with us is souls! Yes, we need to get busy and be doers, and not only hearers,  of the word! ETERNITY IS FOREVER! I am so fired up by Your messages,

    thank you Mario!

  17. Our group is small, but our pastor teaches on repentance and praying for our nation and the persecuted church, and for an awakening and revival.They have prayed this and stood on the word of God for over 40 years. Please cover pray for them.his wife is very ill. We are believing for healing……..Frank and Joan Testa Alpha and Omega Ministries p.o.box 294 Christiana, pa 17509. 717-432-8230 email:harusa@comcast.net. Thank you! That they would be like Anna seeing the Messiah. They want to to see and be part of the awakening and revival! Thank you for God’s truth!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

    Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > a:hover { color: red; } a { text-decoration: none; color: #0088cc; } a.primaryactionlink:link, a.primaryactionlink:visited { background-color: #2585B2; color: #fff; } a.primaryactionlink:hover, a.primaryactionlink:active { background-color: #11729E !important; color: #fff !important; } /* @media only screen and (max-device-width: 480px) { .post { min-width: 700px !important; } } */ WordPress.com mariomurilloministries posted: “For many, it is their familiar nightmare. The house is on fire and as they rush to warn the family, something makes their legs move in slow motion.  They shout, but their voice is muffled. Reaching the bedrooms, they face a new horror. They shake people i”

  18. Mario, this post confirmed to us to ACT on our FAITH knowing the need for the Body of Christ to have a plan to join in corporate prayer daily. We decided to use a plan that was successful during World War II in England. One of Churchill’s advisors developed a ONE MINUTE PRAYER PLAN where people dropped what they were doing and focused on God. We feel this pattern would be beneficial as a model for the Body of Christ in interceding for 🇺🇸 America today. We’ve prepared an invitation and we pray that you and your readers will join us in interceding for our beloved 🇺🇸 nation!

    🙏 INVITATION 🙏

    2GMAS4GOD are inviting YOU to pray ONE MINUTE each day with us for our 🇺🇸 nation.

    Please set your alarm and join with us in our ONE MINUTE prayer EACH DAY at 12:00 p.m.

    We are following a pattern organized by Winston Churchill’s advisor in World War II. People dropped what they were doing every day to collectively pray for the safety of their nation, it’s people and peace.

    We strongly feel this unified ONE MINUTE prayer will help heal our beloved 🇺🇸America.

    We hope YOU will join us in this ONE MINUTE prayer desiring to see our 🇺🇸 nation flourish once again.

    EVERY DAY at 12:00 p.m.please stop what you’re doing and spend ONE MINUTE praying for 🇺🇸 America to truly be ONE NATION UNDER GOD once again! (Feel free to pray longer.)

    II Chronicles 7:14:
    If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

    2gmas4God

  19. Awaken the sleeping church giant, Lord Jesus & remind us of who we are in You! Like Sampson, remind us whom we are in You & give us Holy boldness & the conviction of sin, judgment & righteousness to stand in Christ against this injustice, standing firm on truth & defeating the works of darkness!

    1. Yes!!! … Our God is a Loving God!..
      But Also a Righteous Judge!!!
      Be Ye Holy

      Be ye holy as I am holy,
      walk uprightly through your days;
      For I have called you to be an example
      to guide others on their way.
      Be ye perfect as I am perfect,
      so no one finds fault with me….
      Yes, I’m a loving God, but also a righteous judge;
      So, walk uprightly for me.

      I came to free you because I love you,
      but sin keeps us apart.
      My love for you, it overflows,
      but you won’t open your heart.
      Be ye separate from all the world,
      turn from your worldly desires.
      Yes, I’m a loving God, but also a righteous judge;
      So, walk uprightly for me.

      Be ye steadfast in all you do;
      Fear not what others have to say.
      Strive to enter at the “Straight Gate”,
      for many will not enter in.
      Be ye righteous, as I am righteous;
      cleanse yourself from all sin.
      Yes, I’m a loving God, but also a righteous judge;
      So, walk uprightly for me.

      What the Lord thy God requires of you,
      is done so for thy good.
      Walk in my ways, love me and fear me;
      serve me with all of your heart.
      Don’t be like those “foolish virgins”
      and make me send you away.
      Yes, I’m a loving God, but also a righteous judge;
      So, walk uprightly for me.

      Yes, I’m a loving God, but also a righteous judge;
      So, walk uprightly for me.
      ————–
      Lev. 20:7&8, Lev.20:26, Deuteronomy 10:12&13,
      Hebrews 3:18,19,20, Hebrews 4:1, Hebrews 10:26&27, Matthew 25:1-13, Luke 13:242, Timothy 4:8
      ————–

      http://indiemusicpeople.com/songs.aspx?SongID=95352&ArtistID=148239

  20. The churches are more concerned with being allowed to sing in church. They don’t have time for more weightier matters like repenting, praying and defeating the left and re-electing Trump.

  21. We cry, “Abba! Father!” We ask and thank you for pouring Your Spirit and fire upon the churches to heat them out of lukewarmness. Send your Spirit of Truth to guide into all the Truth. Amen. Hallelujah!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.