What on earth kept me waiting weeks to give you this epic account of Fresno? Read on and you will see.

It was the crusade that had everything going against it. It was the crusade that answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” The emphatic answer is, absolutely no one.

What mountains lay before us? What obstacles did we have to overcome? I am torn. I have so much to say and so little space to say it. To do justice to the glorious story of Fresno, I could easily write a book.

Let’s start with the utter impossibility. We endured countless hours of uncertainty. Think of it! We had no permit for this event until 36 hours before opening night. Months of prayer, sweat and perseverance unlike any we had ever known went into this historic miracle. 

Yet, without that permit we forged ahead with the most comprehensive ground game. Frank Saldana, A. J. Nunes and myself formed the core that executed a complete outreach that had zero promise of being allowed. We poured tens of thousands of dollars into something that looked impossible.

Local Pastors made all the difference. They unified. They cancelled services to make a bold statement at the tent.

Families were overcome with joy and gratitude when our team from Inner City Action Stockton fanned out and touched thousands on the streets and in devastated neighborhoods. They knocked on doors with huge boxes of food. They gave a clear and direct witness of Jesus to each one. When they prayed for the sick, they were healed! Miracles on some of the meanest streets in America. Even if the tent crusade had been banned, no one could deny the multitude of miracles on the streets. That would have been reason enough to come to Fresno.

Why couldn’t we get a permit? Because we were determined to do a regular crusade and not a skeletal meeting. We needed to touch the people. We needed to destroy the fear and the lie that churches were shut down solely because of the virus.

We could have gotten a permit, if we had agreed to keep people 6 feet apart. All we had to do was limit attendance to 250 people. All we had to do was surrender to everything God told us to stand against. But we needed every chair filled. Luke 18:23, “Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”

When we saw rioters and demonstrators without masks and social distancing operating freely. When we saw big box stores wide open. When we saw planes flying with every seat filled—we knew the truth. This pandemic was an excuse for the Left to punish the church. Some Federal Judges have ruled, again and again, that these lockdowns unfairly targeted Christians.

We stood our ground and God brought the victory. The city granted a permit. The fire department granted the other permit. We opened to the public.

Fresno matters more than we know. Yesterday, during an interview with Lance Wallnau about Fresno, Lance said this: “I don’t know why, but I couldn’t get Fresno off my mind; that it is a city that could take us to national revival.”

Sunday October 11, 5:30 PM: It’s an hour before starting time and the tent is full. We open all the flaps and now chairs are all around the outside of the tent. Our team is aware of an intense presence of God. We begin the worship 30 minutes early—and that became the norm all 6 nights.

The fire of God was on my wife Mechelle as she prayed over the crowd. It was not just a prayer it was a two-edged sword that ordered Satan to pack up and get out, and asked the Holy Spirit to come in great power. That also became the norm for all 6 nights.

Mario Murillo Ministries has made an iron clad covenant with God not to have our tent filled with just Christians, but we must have the lost, addicted and demonized in the seats. That doesn’t just happen. It takes a deliberate act of war and a well-executed plan from God.

Surveying the crowd, I know it is time to preach the Gospel. It is time to declare the Cross, the Blood, Resurrection, the return of Christ, and hell. How do I tell you what happened next? They tell me 300 souls are being saved, and forsaking all to follow Christ. Only God knows the true number. What I do know is that a lie about California just bit the dust.

For the next five nights the tent is ground zero for healing miracles and public conversions. On Tuesday night, something happened that was right out of a Charles Finney meeting. I preached about Jacob wrestling with God. I used it to describe the desperation for hope and meaning during the pandemic. Suddenly, a young man in the crowd is screaming about his despair. His voice is loud and agonizing. Our workers descend on him and bring him to the front, where Christ meets him in power.

It is never easy to tell you about the miracles. I fear God. These manifestations are too sacred for anyone to take credit. Yes, people who could not walk, take off, and some almost run around the tent. Yes, many admit their cancer, diabetes, bone diseases, as well as many other illnesses, are healed.

After all of these years, I am still startled by words of knowledge that ignite faith for healing. How can I ever forget the pastor’s wife who came all the way from Los Angeles with multiple sclerosis? They told me her hands were gnarled. They told me she suffered greatly. As I point to her section and say M.S. is being healed, she screams! The next day several people tell me about seeing her jubilant in her miracle, and her hands were clearly transformed. All glory must go to Jesus Christ!

So why did I wait to tell you this? I waited nearly two weeks to write this, so I could tell you the most astonishing part. The greatest fear that people had about this crusade was that it would be a “super spreader event.” Meaning that many would be infected. Not one person was infected with the coronavirus in our tent crusade. Not one! The only thing we spread was the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I am staring at over 800 decisions cards. That doesn’t count the many who were saved, but we didn’t get cards. They say over a thousand souls came forward. Again, only God knows the real number. It is a massive harvest. Only Christ gets the glory! All the glory.

But it is only the beginning. Are we relaxing? No! We are reloading.  Armed with the breakthrough in Fresno we are laying the foundation for the greatest invasion along Highway 99 in California history.

To all of you who prayed fervently. To all of you who gave sacrificially. To all of you who volunteered greatly. I say thank you with all my heart. You share in every soul saved and Fresno.

This is a message to those who support Mario Murillo’s message to America.


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  1. I am shouting for joy with you all! Please keep moving in Cal. I am Praying for a powerful move of God in Los Angelos! To God be the glory!

  2. All glory to God!!!!🙌🙌🙌 I pray fervently for you and your meetings. For favor strength, anointing and the great harvest. God bless you for your faithfulness dear brother Mario!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. The gospel truly IS the power of God unto salvation. Not soulish hype, but pure supernatural power from on high in the Name of Jesus.

  3. Mario, this is amazing! We also need you in New York!!!!

    On Fri, Oct 30, 2020 at 1:21 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > > > > > > > mariomurilloministries posted: ” > What on earth kept me waiting weeks to give you this epic account of > Fresno? Read on and you will see. > > > > It was the crusade that had everything going against it. It was the > crusade that answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be > agains” > > > >

  4. This is the truth of what we should be doing and proves what I have been trying to share with open ridicule against me … We must throw off the fear and the ungodly closures and stand with God for revival and He will go before us! Thank you Mario and your entire crew and may God bless you with many more tent crusade for the harvest!

  5. I’m thrilled to have been there a couple nights and also at the Sunday service! I’m very impressed with your ministry and am almost done with Vessels of Fire and Glory! I cannot put into words the impartation that book has brought to me!
    I will be praying for your ministry! Keep being God’s amazing vessel! We need you!
    God bless you!


  7. Not only are there raging wild fires in California the fire of the Holy Spirit is lit in California as well. People are starting to realize they have been lied to. People are waking up. People are looking for something that is real. And that’s what God is. Real. And you shared him with the lost. How wonderful is that? God bless. May that Holy Spirit fire spread faster than the virus that has people afraid. With God we can cast out our fears. Fear not says the word. And that is exactly how we should live. God bless Mario. It is always wonderful to see a movement of God.

  8. Thats wonderful and prove’s nothing happens at a Holy Ghost meeting but whats of God, the devil dosen’t have control over these Revivals, and shows the people were hungry, and sounds like God fed them greatly, proving again the Holy Spirit is whats needed in every situation, he is the answer to all our needs, just does my heart good, I said at the beginning of this satan was just starting a mighty revival for Jesus, and looks like it even happened in the middle of hell. THANK YOU JESUS

  9. Praise God for this witness to His glory!! As much as I desired to be there in Fresno with you, I was not able. Regardless, this is a wonderful testimony to what I expected to happen!! Praise God, and may Fresno be the spark that lights the fire to revival in America!!

    Thank you Mario, for this news. Be blessed

  10. Praise God, it is about time we hear some good news, a praise report. Everything is so negative. It warms my heart to hear those that have turned to God. Good news / Gospel……who would of thought of such a thing…..oh yes our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ.

    When Jesus quoted Isaiah in
    Luke 4:18-19 NASB

    The “favorable” year of the Lord is not a time when God is acceptable to us, but when God, in His sovereign mercy, moves to make the lost acceptable to Him. It is our Lord who directs us by His Holy Spirit. Thank you Mario for allowing God to use the team this way. In other words, it is an appointed extension of His grace, of His calling of men, to make them acceptable to Him. It is a time when He moves to deliver people as He did in Fresno.

    This post made my day, thank you!

  11. YES I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR WHAT HAPPENED!!!! I couldn’t figure out why it seemed so anti-climatic…i read your book Fresh Fire in ’92, but didn’t know your ministry…i was asking God if you were just another——BUT PRAISE THE LORD FOR THE GOOD REPORT!!! He is Faithful & True! The Lord be praised! BARUCH HASHEM! GOD BLESS YOU MARIO, Preacher of Rightousness…..the Lord IS good and His mercy endures FOREVER!

  12. I read your blogs and pray God’s blessings on your ministry. But I’m asking if you could send me your blog a while ago about something big is going to happen in November. May God bless your ministry, Pam Stout

    On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 10:10 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” What on earth kept me waiting weeks to > give you this epic account of Fresno? Read on and you will see. It was the > crusade that had everything going against it. It was the crusade that > answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be agains” >

  13. I pray that what took place in Fresno will reverberate across the country and bring hope and salvation to many more.

  14. Halleluyah, what an amazing testimony. I wish the churches and pastors in Oregon would stand up to the state as well. Jeannette Hall

  15. My hot tears of JOY cascade down my cheeks as I REJOICE with all y’all. Born in LA in 1953, Cali was a great place to grow up until the leftists, commies, satanists, et al grabbed it from a sleeping church. I have so many fond memories of turning off Highway 99 in Fresno, the Gateway to Yosemite, to go camping; and we didn’t need reservations to stay a week. Those were the days, my friend.


    Let the celebration, worship, praise and thanksgiving to Our Father, Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit begin and never stop for the great things They have done will continue to do.


  16. From this end of your emails; I am in total awe. You have been in my prayers every night since learning of the impending crusade and onward. May it be only the beginning of a national reawakening.

    Denny Hall Boise, ID

  17. It’s SO AWESOME to hear of the LORD’s Holy Ghost Fire on the people of California! Lies exposed! The light has come to the darkness—and the darkness fled at the Presence of the LORD.
    The stories of thousands of lives changed that week WILL BE TOLD, to loved ones, to hurting friends, to strangers, to fellow church-goers, to the lost!
    Thank you Mario, family, staff, volunteers, intercessors for your united cry for the lost!
    Enormous praise to God for His unfailing love for His lost children, He will gather them! He will have them to be saved!
    Lance Wallnau requested that “Mario bring that Holy Ghost Fire with him to our nation’s Capitol this upcoming week!”

  18. Oh, Praise God! Thank you for posting this, Pastor Mario. It brought tears to my eyes, to see what our wonderful God is doing for those in need.

    I believe it was the right decision not to broadcast the miracles loud and clear, and to protect what is Holy from the horrible media that we have today. Fox is the only channel that could be trusted with any of the stories, and even then, you’d have to choose which Fox shows to tell them on.

    All Glory to Almighty God!

  19. I thank God, for Mario Murillo and other pastors like him who FEAR NOT, how the secular worshipers might reject God’s truth. I pray God follow, (to reinforce the faith and commitment professed at this event), those who attended this event, more specifically, those who gave their hearts and souls to Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I pray God transform pastors’ hearts and mindsets throughout or nation into hearts and mindsets, like that Mario and others. like him. I pray God awaken pastors and their congregations to His ruth and that the Holy Spirit will encourage them to repent and embrace, without reservation, God’s entire truth, with courage and power to spread the Good News, with the need for repentance and the power and victory afforded us by Jesus’ resurrect power and victory over Satan and our sin and destined permanent separation from God. I Thank the Father for bending down to hear my petition and responding in the affirmation. I ask these things in the name of my Father’s precious, only begotten son and my Lord, Jesus, Amen

  20. You got to love history—I had one of the best history teachers that ever taught at CUHS MR Buffum—he let us salute the American flag and taught us that was a really good thing to LOVE ARE COUNTRY… MR Buffum taught us about communism and socialism—marxism—fiscism—castroism—hitlerism—stalinism—AND THE BIGGEST out of all was satanism!!!!!! he taught us things about all those ism’s—He always said no matter what you do in this life don’t let anyone ever fool you about those ism’s and let them take your FREEDOMS away!!!!!!!! The bible says in the end days GOD will send them a strong DELUSION and they will believe a lie….The only real thing that you have in this life that you possess and JESUS taught all about it is your SEED!!!!!! And right now weather you believe it are not the seed that you need to plant right NOW is your vote!!!!!! Make sure you plant your seed in good ground….My self I have a hard time voting for anyone on Tuesday that supports KILLING BABY”S and then gets up on Sunday and sings JESUS LOVES ME!!!!! Always remember it is easier to fool the people than it is to tell them they been fooled…………

  21. Come to Redding!

    On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 10:14 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” What on earth kept me waiting weeks to > give you this epic account of Fresno? Read on and you will see. It was the > crusade that had everything going against it. It was the crusade that > answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be agains” >

  22. So awesome to hear about the Lord’s presence at the Crusade! I was praying and asking others as our prayer group to pray also. Wish I could have been there but was in Spirit. Praise God Almighty who does Great Things!

  23. George Cunningham

    A WORD FOR THE CHURCH (March 28, 2012)
    “I will not by-pass the Church! The Church will usher in the Greatest Awakening the earth has ever known!”
    “I will not do it apart from you! Remember – Look and see how I used the early Church – I didn’t by-pass it to perform my will in the earth.”
    “This is how I operate – I will not change now or in the future. I am the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
    “You will see great miracles in the Church and in the world. Only Believe! You pray and I will perform My Word – My Promises – My Covenant to you and My people!”
    “Worship is good – Worship Me with the Body of Christ. Worship Me when you are alone – Worship Me in Spirit and in Truth.”
    “Miracles and signs and wonders will flow through the Church. The Gifts of the Spirit are available and ready to spring into action at the direction of the Holy Spirit. Are not these Gifts a miracle used for the Divine Purposes of God? They will bring forth miracles! When the Body is in ONE ACCORD, miracles flow – My WORD is accomplished.”
    “I will not forget about you! Didn’t I say I will never leave you or forsake you? I will be with you always even to the end of the world.”
    “The world system (Babylonian System) will come to an end – It will crash and be destroyed! It is happening right now! Any system that attempts to meet its own needs without Me will fail. That’s why I have placed you (The Body of Christ) here, now at this time – To help those in need after the Babylonian (world) System crumbles.” (Divine Purpose of God)
    April 9, 2011 “You have been placed (In Your Garden) strategically to help those coming out of the Babylonian System

  24. Thank you so much Mario for this praise report! I live in Ohio and we need theses tent revivals here next spring. I praise God for you and pray for you often.

  25. Thank you Mario, we pray that you will have an opportunity to see an abundance of these victories explode in the fire of the Spirit in every possible direction, in Jesus’ name, amen

    On Thu, Oct 29, 2020, 10:07 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” What on earth kept me waiting weeks to > give you this epic account of Fresno? Read on and you will see. It was the > crusade that had everything going against it. It was the crusade that > answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be agains” >

  26. Hello Mario,

    I really enjoy your blog and book on vessels of glory and fire! Thank you for your faithfulness!

    I desire greatly to be a vessel of more power and miracles for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom…

    Do you see a direct correlation between fasting and increased power (ref. Luke 4)? Or do you see it as a gift of God’s grace? Or a combination of both somewhere in between?

    Thank you and blessings,


    On Fri, Oct 30, 2020, 1:16 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: ” What on earth kept me waiting weeks to > give you this epic account of Fresno? Read on and you will see. It was the > crusade that had everything going against it. It was the crusade that > answered the burning question: “If God be for us, who can be agains” >

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