Wanted: Misfits, rebels and true warriors. I am looking for those who aren’t waiting for permission to save a nation from destruction.

Today, I write about violence. Today, I write to the violent. There is no point in talking to those who are afraid of their own shadow, or those who can’t wait for a return to the same old harmless lukewarm religion as before, when America reopens. This blog is not for those who practice ‘cuddly-Christianity.’

Matthew 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

The Left says, “Be a good little Christian, we got this.”  They warn pastors, “Just because the pandemic is winding down, that doesn’t mean we won’t stop telling you when you can meet and what you can preach.  They say, “Get used to less privacy, less rights, and less money.” They used that cursed phrase, “new normal.”

So are you going to bend or stand? If you answer, “Stand,” then read on.

I am on the hunt for misfits! I am looking for those rare hearts who defy the lie. Those who confess with conviction that every dream—every vision—every strategy that God gave us is unchanged by the virus.

What are you doing during this shutdown, warrior? My guess is, instead of downgrading your dream, you downloaded defiance.  You didn’t relax, you reloaded. You aren’t whimpering and whining, but forging and shining.  You aren’t mooing with the cattle, you are yearning for battle.

Remember: Even before all of this happened, you withdrew from the religious rec-hall, so that you could go after God. Never forget how sick and empty you felt during those church performances of flesh, flash, and foolishness.

2 timothy 4:4-5, “And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Then there was that day when you read these words: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12).

The hunger to see signs and wonders body-slammed you. You wanted the real. You wanted the true miracles of Jesus and not those sad, commercialized parlor tricks that were so popular before the shutdown. In fact, the virus didn’t shake our faith in miracles—it intensified our passion to see more! More power! More fire! More miracles!

Pacing like a lion in my prayer room, I announced to the powers of hell that I won’t back down. I know what the devil is doing. He is fanning hatred toward the Gospel. He is using the virus as a pretext for persecution. So, what does that mean? It means something to the warrior that it can’t mean to the make-believer. It means we won’t back down. We won’t stop. We won’t dilute our message or lower our voice.

2 Corinthians 4:2, “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.”

It also means the soldier of revival is facing a two-headed monster. One head is leftist state officials. Man of God, they want to shut you up. Woman of God, they want to dash your hopes and dreams.

The other head is the Laodicean church of America. The tepid, compromised, confused and cowardly hordes that refuse to buck the system—even if the system is after our freedoms and values. They won’t help. They won’t stand. You are grasping at straws when you try to get them to take a stand.

No, my friend, you must be prepared for a gallant fight. And on your side, are only you, and God. But that is always a majority! 

Are you going to back down now? Are you going to allow God-hating devils to decide the size of your future? Did the devil close doors for you?  God will rip them open again with His own bare hands. This virus and the fearful policies that are growing out of it did not, and cannot, kill the promises of God.

But you have to stand! Even against the gates of Hell! Forget about what others are going to do when this is over. You, prepare for total war.

Are you that pastor who woke up to your compromise and failure during the shutdown?  Are you in agony, trying to figure out how to tell the people that you are now pursuing fire, revival, and miracles? Are you obsessing over how many will leave the church? Stand!

Yes, they will leave. But for every one of these detractors who leave, ten true disciples will rise up. Your obedience will bring in lost souls. Your preaching will be crowned with divine healing miracles.

Do you own a business?  Stand against the tide of fake news about the economy.  God will protect your company. You may be in politics. Forget about votes!  Declare truth no matter who it offends, and then watch as God grants unusual favor.

You and I have no time to waste on the timid cold souls in the bleachers. We have work to do—God’s work! So what if it looks impossible. So what if there seems to be a million of them and just two of us. Today is your victory cry. The moment is yours to command!

The greatest thrill of life and the greatest honor is following God into dark and impossible situations. Don’t let go of this, you may never have another opportunity to prove the might of Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of the Armies of Heaven!

1 Samuel 14: 6, “Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.””

Finally, don’t you dare act like this is too hard for you. Don’t flinch, wondering why this has happened to you. This is what your Christianity is for. This is what your faith is for.

Don’t you dare feel inadequate or shocked! Believe it or not, you have been training for this all of your life. Long before this virus, God separated you for special training. Long before this shutdown, the Lord shaped the circumstances of your life, to give you the heart and the skills for saving a nation.

“Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil; for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:11-13)

The gates of hell cannot prevail against that which heaven has put in you! Stand!




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

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  1. When the enemy comes in…..LIKE A FLOOD the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. God floods in through his wild fire Believers, who wax valiant IN the fight. Religion will domesticate you. Let GOD arise and His enemies be scattered and shattered. We will not quit and we can not be defeated!

    1. Praise the Lord. Thank you for your word. Marrio . Millions love you as do I. God love you. And bless you where ever the lord takes you. Praise God g for your lov8 g wife.

  2. Thank you Mario thank you! My Australian army boots are laced up and ready to go. With His armour shining bright, I march with you in this battle.

    Thank you for your bold STANDING!
    With you all the way in this from beginning till the end.
    Need thousands of pastors and leaders such as Rodney Howard Browne and yourself!

    God is in charge!

    Linda Cross in Vermont ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. I’m not whimpering I’m keeping my head above water. My spirit is infuriated with the leaders shutting us down and trying to make us a one world order. All the sheep are falling in line. No one questions it.
    Send me out Lord! Prepare me Lord for what to come! Amen!

  5. Mario, thank you for your blogs and as a Christian leader telling it like it is.
    We will stand against injustice in America and the world that is from the progressive Dem’s, antifa, BLM (Marxist), and all others who protest against real truth, righteous, God’s ways.

  6. I think I see one reason why more Christians are not rising up as you are urging them to do.

    Yesterday at church (my church is a great church with a great teaching pastor) we sang the same old milquetoast songs we usually do. Modern worship songs we sing seem to have been written by children mewing for milk from some daddy God who will sweep in to rescue them. One of the lyrics yesterday was “I’m so confused!” I WILL NOT SING THAT. THAT AMOUNTS TO A CONFESSION FROM MY MOUTH. I AM NOT CONFUSED. Mario, if we want a warrior contingent from God’s people to rise up, something needs to be done about these contemporary worship songs! Or is my church just cherry picking bad songs and ignoring good ones?

    I was raised in a liberal protestant denomination where the gospel of Jesus Christ was not preached from the pulpit, but we did sing the glorious old hymns like “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” and “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. My theology sprang from them and not from the preaching, but it was enough to start me on the road! Can we agree in prayer that the contemporary worship songwriters in our midst have work (and Bible study, apparently) to do, or else we need to go back to the wonderful hymns of our heritage – including the simple but powerful worship choruses that were simply scripture which we sang in the Jesus Movement of the 70’s, which planted the living Word in our brains.

    1. I totally agree with you about the contemporary church music, kristymctee. Most of them seem to be written just to get the people to wake up. Where did real worship go to?

    2. God is amazing and his spirit is in us. Rise up oh man of God and let’s take back our city. This is the year of God displaying his majesty thru the Body of Christ.

  7. Remember: Even before all of this happened, you withdrew from the religious rec-hall, so that you could go after God. Never forget how sick and empty you felt during those church performances of flesh, flash, and foolishness.

    This was me and God called me out of it. I suffered some backlash but I must obey God rather than men. We must fight the good fight we must finish the race we must keep the faith!

  8. Big amen sir: There’s one problem I have for sure I believe the word of God, and when the Church of today allows sin and evil, and says its ok I go into fighting mode, because my word say’s other wise, when they deny the word, and the Ten Commandments, I go into fighting mode, because an enemy is at work big time to lead the church straight to hell, and when I see the church of Jesus Christ being led by man and the POB, I go into fighting mode, because Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and the Holy Spirit is the teacher and guide, our healer, our deliverer, our comfort our everything, and man and devils want to get rid of him, I go in to fighting mode, because this is an enemy out to totally destroy the Church of Jesus Christ, and we do not cower down, we have the ability to become sons of God, with power and might, and I choose to become a son with power and might, and take back what the enemy has stolen, some things like my brother and other’s can’t be replaced, but I can make him sorry for what he did, by fighting even more and doing more for the kingdom sake, and souls, for some of us do not take kindly being bullied by devil cowards, some of us the more you push the worst enemy you have and he has pushed to far, looks like he would learn, but he is stupid, he has never got me to back down and never will as long as breath is in this body, but he keeps pushing, he may knock us down but he will not knock us out or keep us down, for we know who we stand and fight for,and he has never lost a battle, the problem is people today will not fight nor ingage in the fight, they cut me down right and left, I can’t hardly listen to any one with out them cutting me down, saying I don’t do anything for Christ, or I am a loser, or I am not part of the Church because I will not submit to them, well just take a look at where there at, it sounds like a surrender to me, or submit to the devil, I will submit to any one the Lord tells me too, but he will have to say it, and he will not tell me to submit to a people taken prisoner or submitted to the devil, who allows sin and evil and backs an evil party, some tried to tell me just step out, right in the middle of this Virus mess, when no one could meet or go out, you should just listen to the advice of some for a second and see if it makes any sense, we need to take a good long look in the mirror, at our selves and see are we the church the bible speaks about, NO, and we the people like the Apostle’s NO, [most aren’t] they hate me with a passion, and all I have done was tell them Jesus took me to heaven and said all this is going on in my Church and there not ready 2 Cor 12:20-21 For I am afraid that when I come I won’t like what I find, and you won’t like my response. I am afraid that I will find quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorderly behavior.
    2Co 12:21

    Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure. [now go back and tell them there not ready, and preach with more fire than ever before,] even Mr. Bonnke said he is not polished but he is annointed, and I have preached the truth of the word, and they want cake and ice-cream, but the days of cake and ice-cream are over, this is the time to stand and fight, for the people of God to stand and become the mighty army of God, SINCE THE DAYS OF JOHN THE BAPTIST THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN SUFFERED VIOLENCE AND THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE, TIME TO USE FORCE AND TAKE BACK THE CHURCH, AND GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT BACK HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE, BECAUSE SOME OF US WILL NOT ALLOW THE WORD TO BE WATERED DOWN, AND COMPROMISED BY SIN, AND WE WILL NOT COWER TO DEVIL’S WHO WANT TO RUN THE CHURCH OR NATION, AND NEITHER WILL THE TRUE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WE DON’T QUIT, EVEN IF YOU DO BLACK BALL US, YOU WILL STILL GET THE TRUTH OF THE WORD AS LONG AS THEY ALLOW US TO PUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SO YOU WILL ANSWER FOR YOUR COMPROMISE AND COWARDLY DEEDS.

  9. Sing the Battle Hymn of the Republic, all verses! “Hunger and thirst for righteousness and you will be satisfied.” “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin destroys it.” “To the thirsty I will give from the fountain of water of life without payment. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be your God and and you shall be my sons. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers (pro-abortion and hatred and malice), as for fornicators (promoting sexual sin and immorality), sorcerers (promoting and using word curses, witchcraft images, and pharmakeia against all the nations), idolaters (putting socialism, Marxism, communism, pride and lust of this world, and lucifer above God), and all liars (spreading the false narratives of the world system of shadow government and shadow religion of satan), their lot shall be the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death” Revelation 21:6-8

    1. When people elect to follow satan, all satan has to offer them is a place with him in the lake of fire.

  10. I bought 3 War Chest series and pray who to give them to. I am going on a fast for I’m not sure how long but sometimes these things only come out by prayer and fasting. God made me promises in an areas of my health and I’m not moving until l see it manifest in my life.l need a miracle and have been prayed for now it’s time to STAND ON THE PROMISES OF GOD! I believe in Miracles and l pray for others and see God working in their lives and I’m ready to take this land. So tired of playing church when we are the church! I’ve seen too much of God’s Faithfulness to back off now! I’m so excited and blessed to be a part of your ministry and these other believers who will not compromise the TRUTH of the WORD OF GOD 🙌 You can agree with me on standing for my miraculous healings as l sit in the Presence of my loving Heavenly Father and receive refreshment through the Holy Spirit during this good fight of faith!!! ” Who will go ? Here l am Lord, send me ! ” Love you all and pray for you daily as l financially plant my seed in your and Robby Dawkins good, fertile ground! Keep on preaching Brother Mario, so many of us are standing with you. Thank you for your daily blogs. It’s one of the first things l do in the morning is look expectantly for what instructions and encouraging words your going to tell me today 🙏✝️👑🔥 Sincerely Dianne Doonan 💖

    On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, 12:17 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Wanted: Misfits, rebels and true warriors. > I am looking for those who aren’t waiting for permission to save a nation > from destruction. Today, I write about violence. Today, I write to the > violent. There is no point in talking to those who are afraid of” >

  11. Thank you for this wonderful word, Pastor Mario. This is the kind of teaching and preaching that Christians need to hear. I pray that you are influencing more than we know of out there.

  12. AMEN!!!!,May this be (the churches) finest hour 🔥
    Who knows whether you have come to the KINGDOM for SUCH A TIME AS THIS
    Esther4:14 🙏

  13. We are now seeing others raised up to speak the truth and to bring people unto the Messiah.

    Just heard of Sean Feucht who working Portland and Seattle. Look for more in places like Chicago, NYC, Boston, DC and Miami. https://www.seanfeucht.com/

  14. God has not stopped me from evangelizing during this whole time, and I ‘will not’ quench the Spirit of the Lord. No!
    I’m not a ‘Bible School’ graduate. I’m not even a ‘high school’ graduate.
    What I am is a ‘child of the Most High God’.
    I have testimony upon testimony of everything from ‘being abused’ to ‘addiction’ to ‘suffering the death of my son’.
    I also have the infilling of ‘Holy Spirit’. And, “GREATER IS HE INSIDE OF ME” then ‘ANYTHING’ outside of me.
    My physical body is damaged, however, as I patiently await my healing, I will forge forward as a willing vessel of God.
    ALL for His glory, to grow His kingdom, to share the “TRUE LOVE & HOPE OF CHRIST”.
    GLORY TO THE LIVING GOD. “Here I am Lord, send me”.

  15. We hear you Mario!!! A group of us who are involved in ministry are actually doing more ministry now than we were before Covid. More gatherings for worship, prayer, and ministry of the Word, just not at “church” locations. We are stepping up “one on one” discipleship and mentoring, and networking to support former offenders who have been released back to the free world. We are standing in the gap, making up the hedge, and joining together as intercessors. We have a conference call at 3 pm on Sunday afternoons, and we usually pray for over an hour, praying whatever the Holy Spirit lays on our hearts. Many are with you Mario, and the Holy Ghost fires are still burning brightly. We are still believing God, we are not discouraged, and we will not back down, back up, or back off. We are moving onward, upward, and these words I write are not just talk. We will not surrender to the demons of Hell, and we are not giving up on our nation! i hope and pray that people will not see the giants in the land and heed all the “evil reports.” We intend to be of the “different Spirit” of Joshua and Caleb, and in spite of all the issues, we are going in to possess all that God has promised to us! As David did at Ziklag, sometimes we have to “encourage ourselves in the Lord!” Let God arise, His enemies be scattered!!

  16. The church has become so mundade full of people pleasers. I long for The Holy Spirit to come back to our services. I long for a fresh fire. I long for people to quit playing church. It breaks my heart. Where is the passion, compassion, Longing, depth, sincere worship …not putting on a show for others. My spirit is mourning for fresh fire. I am saddened by the witchcraft running rampant in our churches! Am I the only one who sees this??

  17. I will tell you this, the devil has tried to take me out ever since I got saved and filled with the Holy Spirit. I mean take me out with death twice and he has done nothing but chunk his arrows at me so many times with one thing right after the other. I just got out of my wheelchair yesterday after a second time of using the same things all the time. He has nothing new. But I started trowing my own dang darts and I have never backed up or will I ever back down and I am always running toward him with my righteous indignation, he get’s me mad in my spirit and I go off on him and I just had to do that because of him coming against my daughter today just because she coughed they sent her to the DR. when we know for a fact that she has always had sinus issues but being that she works in the Kirklin Cancer Clinic they ran her off to the DR. I’m so sick of the word covid I could throw up. Fear, fear, and fear, well I fear not, and I let not my heart be troubled,nor will I be dismayed. I just went off on him and evicted him from her and the rest of my family, the devil is a liar and no weapon formed against my daughter, me, husband, son n love, or my three grandchildren shall prosper. Our church is praying and fasting for 8 weeks and We just listened to Johnathan Cahn Sunday at church and there will be a prayer rally going on in Washington DC in September he talked about us having a window of opportunity of course with the scripture in 2 Chronicles 7:14 ,and that we the people is the church that needs to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways. But these preachers with cotton candy sermons and so called lazy Christians are comfortable and or living in fear. Well they should be angry at the devil for trying to take over, I am! I have had enough, and enough is enough! I’m praying for souls and miracles and a Great Awakening to sweep across this nation and asking God to come down from heaven and deal with all this wickedness. Also Franklin Graham will be in Washington rallying on a separate date. So I am fired up and ready to blow the devil away! I love reading your blogs and waiting to see what you have to say everyday. Preach on Mario, God bless you!!

  18. Well… I’ve lost almost everything four times.
    Now preparing for number five.
    This time losing will mean victory.
    Bring it on.

  19. I had a dream 38 years ago when I was a new born Christ follower, the dream was of Mario standing o n a cliff, and I remember the fire and flames clearly, obviously I didn’t know many things at that time, like the fact that God would and has revealed Himself to me in dreams. About 2 months ago, I had a random(or perhaps not) thought, regarding the dream and wondered to myself, hmmm I wonder whatever happened to Mario Murrillo, just a thought , then last Friday I entered my room with the intention of watching tv, and flicked tv on, which had remained on TBN, as I had left it in the am, just that quick the Holy Spirit whispered leave it on TBN, I was obedient, on the screen was showing a man speaking to Eric Metaxas, and I was like, where do I know this man from, and it was Mario , speaking of his book, which cover colors were reminiscent of the fire or flames in my dream, I was undone @ Gods love for me, and how He was definitely speaking to me. The next day after a conversation regarding these matters, my spiritual sister stated the words to me “you need to be praying that God use you as a “vessel” for what He is doing, and then asked me for more of the information about the book, which I had not retained as it were ,well just for a moment imagine the wave of amazement that flooded my heart when I realized the title was “vessels” of fire and glory……wooo hooo, Father I praise you!!. I needed to share and am very interested in this ministry, you see I live in San Bernardino, Ca., and I know that I know that Gods presence and touch is what my city needs, to God be the glory!!

  20. Hi, I go by River,
    I grew with you all the way. Lately in the past few weeks, I been hearing in my spirit the flags need to come down to half mass in American do to her hurting and mass heart attack she is going through. When I come across your book vessels of Fire and Gold, i was so surprised at what I was reading, I have felt like the same way, I see sooo much happening and no one what’s to believe me. Years ago in the mid eighties I saw an Angel with his sword drawn over the middle of American and pushed it into her and even saw the walls around here come down all around her too in the 1990’s. And it has gotten so bad since then, she is dying! I thought I was alone until a last night reading your book, and seeing all these replies here. God said I wasn’t alone.

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