“Islam Is Not Our Adversary, Muslims Are Peaceful And Have Nothing To Do With Terrorism” -Hillary Clinton
This quote from Hillary Clinton reveals a devastating ignorance and why she cannot keep us safe. She will be the architect of bigger disasters than Benghazi if she is president. The following material from thereligionofpeace.com shows the inherent violence of Islam.
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.
The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Their apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy, along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)” (Translation is from the Noble Quran) The verse prior to this (190) refers to “fighting for the cause of Allah those who fight you” leading some to believe that the entire passage refers to a defensive war in which Muslims are defending their homes and families. The historical context of this passage is not defensive warfare, however, since Muhammad and his Muslims had just relocated to Medina and were not under attack by their Meccan adversaries. In fact, the verses urge offensive warfare, in that Muslims are to drive Meccans out of their own city (which they later did). Verse 190 thus means to fight those who offer resistance to Allah’s rule (ie. Muslim conquest). The use of the word “persecution” by some Muslim translators is disingenuous (the actual Arabic words for persecution – “idtihad” – and oppression – a variation of “z-l-m” – do not appear in the verse). The word used instead, “fitna”, can mean disbelief, or the disorder that results from unbelief or temptation. This is certainly what is meant in this context since the violence is explicitly commissioned “until religion is for Allah” – ie. unbelievers desist in their unbelief.
Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time. From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravansfor loot.
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).
Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.” The martyrs of Islam are unlike the early Christians, who were led meekly to the slaughter. These Muslims are killed in battle as they attempt to inflict death and destruction for the cause of Allah. This is the theological basis for today’s suicide bombers.
Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”
Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home).Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward ” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is this Arabic word (mujahiduna) used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad, which would not make sense if it meant an internal struggle).
Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?
Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”
Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
Quran (8:15) – “O ye who believe! When ye meet those who disbelieve in battle, turn not your backs to them. (16)Whoso on that day turneth his back to them, unless maneuvering for battle or intent to join a company, he truly hath incurred wrath from Allah, and his habitation will be hell, a hapless journey’s end.”
Quran (8:39) – “And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah” Some translations interpret “fitna” as “persecution”, but the traditional understanding of this word is not supported by the historical context (See notes for 2:193). The Meccans were simply refusing Muhammad access to their city during Haj. Other Muslims were allowed to travel there – just not as an armed group, since Muhammad had declared war on Mecca prior to his eviction. The Meccans were also acting in defense of their religion, since it was Muhammad’s intention to destroy their idols and establish Islam by force (which he later did). Hence the critical part of this verse is to fight until “religion is only for Allah”, meaning that the true justification of violence was the unbelief of the opposition. According to the Sira (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 324) Muhammad further explains that “Allah must have no rivals.”
Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”
Quran (8:67) – “It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land…”
Quran (8:59-60) – “And let not those who disbelieve suppose that they can outstrip (Allah’s Purpose). Lo! they cannot escape. Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy.”
Quran (8:65) – “O Prophet, exhort the believers to fight…”
Quran (9:5) – “So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them.”According to this verse, the best way of staying safe from Muslim violence is to convert to Islam (prayer (salat) and the poor tax (zakat) are among the religion’s Five Pillars). This popular claim that the Quran only inspires violence within the context of self-defense is seriously challenged by this passage as well, since the Muslims to whom it was written were obviously not under attack. Had they been, then there would have been no waiting period (earlier verses make it a duty for Muslims to fight in self-defense, even during the sacred months). The historical context is Meccaafter the idolaters were subjugated by Muhammad and posed no threat. Once the Muslims had power, they violently evicted those unbelievers who would not convert.
Quran (9:14) – “Fight against them so that Allah will punish them by your hands and disgrace them and give you victory over them and heal the breasts of a believing people.” Humiliating and hurting non-believers not only has the blessing of Allah, but it is ordered as a means of carrying out his punishment and even “healing” the hearts of Muslims.
Quran (9:20) – “Those who believe, and have left their homes and striven with their wealth and their lives in Allah’s way are of much greater worth in Allah’s sight. These are they who are triumphant.” The Arabic word interpreted as “striving” in this verse is the same root as “Jihad”. The context is obviously holy war.
Quran (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” “People of the Book” refers to Christians and Jews. According to this verse, they are to be violently subjugated, with the sole justification being their religious status. Verse 9:33 tells Muslims that Allah has charted them to make Islam “superior over all religions.”This chapter was one of the final “revelations” from Allah and it set in motion the tenacious military expansion, in which Muhammad’s companions managed to conquer two-thirds of the Christian world in the next 100 years. Islam is intended to dominate all other people and faiths.
Quran (9:30) – “And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!”
Quran (9:38-39) – “O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place.” This is a warning to those who refuse to fight, that they will be punished with Hell.
Quran (9:41) – “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah! That is best for you if ye but knew.” See also the verse that follows (9:42) – “If there had been immediate gain (in sight), and the journey easy, they would (all) without doubt have followed thee, but the distance was long, (and weighed) on them” This contradicts the myth that Muslims are to fight only in self-defense, since the wording implies that battle will be waged a long distance from home (in another country and on Christian soil, in this case, according to the historians).
Quran (9:73) – “O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is the destination.” Dehumanizing those who reject Islam, by reminding Muslims that unbelievers are merely firewood for Hell, makes it easier to justify slaughter. It also explains why today’s devout Muslims have little regard for those outside the faith.
Quran (9:88) – “But the Messenger, and those who believe with him, strive and fight with their wealth and their persons: for them are (all) good things: and it is they who will prosper.”
Quran (9:111) – “Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their goods; for theirs (in return) is the garden (of Paradise): they fight in His cause, and slay and are slain: a promise binding on Him in truth, through the Law, the Gospel, and the Quran: and who is more faithful to his covenant than Allah? then rejoice in the bargain which ye have concluded: that is the achievement supreme.” How does the Quran define a true believer?
Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe! fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
Quran (17:16) – “And when We wish to destroy a town, We send Our commandment to the people of it who lead easy lives, but they transgress therein; thus the word proves true against it, so We destroy it with utter destruction.” Note that the crime is moral transgression, and the punishment is “utter destruction.” (Before ordering the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden first issued Americans an invitation to Islam).
Quran (18:65-81) – This parable lays the theological groundwork for honor killings, in which a family member is murdered because they brought shame to the family, either through apostasy or perceived moral indiscretion. The story (which is not found in any Jewish or Christian source) tells of Moses encountering a man with “special knowledge” who does things which don’t seem to make sense on the surface, but are then justified according to later explanation. One such action is to murder a youth for no apparent reason (74). However, the wise man later explains that it was feared that the boy would “grieve” his parents by “disobedience and ingratitude.” He was killed so that Allah could provide them a ‘better’ son. [Note: This parable along with verse 58:22is a major reason that honor killing is sanctioned by Sharia. Reliance of the Traveler (Umdat al-Saliq) says that punishment for murder is not applicable when a parent or grandparent kills their offspring (o.1.12).]
Quran (21:44) – “We gave the good things of this life to these men and their fathers until the period grew long for them; See they not that We gradually reduce the land (in their control) from its outlying borders? Is it then they who will win?”
Quran (25:52) – “Therefore listen not to the Unbelievers, but strive against them with the utmost strenuousness…” “Strive against” is Jihad – obviously not in the personal context. It’s also significant to point out that this is a Meccan verse.
Quran (33:60-62) – “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.” This passage sanctions the slaughter (rendered “merciless” and “horrible murder” in other translations) against three groups: Hypocrites (Muslims who refuse to “fight in the way of Allah” (3:167) and hence don’t act as Muslims should), those with “diseased hearts” (which include Jews and Christians 5:51-52), and “alarmists” or “agitators who include those who merely speak out against Islam, according to Muhammad’s biographers. It is worth noting that the victims are to be sought out by Muslims, which is what today’s terrorists do. If this passage is meant merely to apply to the city of Medina, then it is unclear why it is included in Allah’s eternal word to Muslim generations.
Quran (47:3-4) – “Those who disbelieve follow falsehood, while those who believe follow the truth from their Lord… So, when you meet (in fight Jihad in Allah’s Cause), those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives)… If it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight), in order to test you, some with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.” Those who reject Allah are to be killed in Jihad. The wounded are to be held captive for ransom. The only reason Allah doesn’t do the dirty work himself is to to test the faithfulness of Muslims. Those who kill pass the test.
Quran (47:35) – “Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost(Shakir: “have the upper hand”) for Allah is with you,”
Quran (48:17) – “There is no blame for the blind, nor is there blame for the lame, nor is there blame for the sick (that they go not forth to war). And whoso obeyeth Allah and His messenger, He will make him enter Gardens underneath which rivers flow; and whoso turneth back, him will He punish with a painful doom.” Contemporary apologists sometimes claim that Jihad means ‘spiritual struggle.’ Is so, then why are the blind, lame and sick exempted? This verse also says that those who do not fight will suffer torment in hell.
Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” Islam is not about treating everyone equally. This verse tells Muslims that there are two very distinct standards that are applied based on religious status. Also the word used for ‘hard’ or ‘ruthless’ in this verse shares the same root as the word translated as ‘painful’ or severe’ to describe Hell in over 25 other verses including65:10, 40:46 and 50:26..
Quran (61:4) – “Surely Allah loves those who fight in His cause” Religion of Peace, indeed! The verse explicitly refers to “rows” or “battle array,” meaning that it is speaking of physical conflict. This is followed by (61:9), which defines the “cause”: “He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” (See next verse, below). Infidels who resist Islamic rule are to be fought.
Quran (61:10-12) – “O You who believe! Shall I guide you to a commerce that will save you from a painful torment. That you believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and that you strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives, that will be better for you, if you but know! (If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, and pleasant dwelling in Gardens of’Adn- Eternity [‘Adn(Edn) Paradise], that is indeed the great success.” This verse refers to physical battle in order to make Islam victorious over other religions (see verse 9). It uses the Arabic root for the word Jihad.
Quran (66:9) – “O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey’s end.” The root word of “Jihad” is used again here. The context is clearly holy war, and the scope of violence is broadened to include “hypocrites” – those who call themselves Muslims but do not act as such. Other verses calling Muslims to Jihad can be found here at AnsweringIslam.org
Hadith and Sira
Sahih Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Sahih Bukhari (52:256) – The Prophet… was asked whether it was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at night with the probability of exposing their women and children to danger. The Prophet replied, “They (i.e. women and children) are from them (i.e. pagans).” In this command, Muhammad establishes that it is permissible to kill non-combatants in the process of killing a perceived enemy. This provides justification for the many Islamic terror bombings.
Sahih Bukhari (52:65) – The Prophet said, ‘He who fights that Allah’s Word (Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause. Muhammad’s words are the basis for offensive Jihad – spreading Islam by force. This is how it was understood by his companions, and by the terrorists of today. (See also Sahih Bukhari 3:125)
Sahih Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’
Abu Dawud (14:2526) – The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist)
Abu Dawud (14:2527) – The Prophet said: Striving in the path of Allah (jihad) is incumbent on you along with every ruler, whether he is pious or impious
Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
Bukhari (8:387) – Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’. And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally.”
Muslim (1:30) – “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah.”
Bukhari (52:73) – “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords’.”
Bukhari (11:626) – [Muhammad said:] “I decided to order a man to lead the prayer and then take a flame to burn all those, who had not left their houses for the prayer, burning them alive inside their homes.”
Muslim (1:149) – “Abu Dharr reported: I said: Messenger of Allah, which of the deeds is the best? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Belief in Allah and Jihad in His cause…”
Muslim (20:4645) – “…He (the Messenger of Allah) did that and said: There is another act which elevates the position of a man in Paradise to a grade one hundred (higher), and the elevation between one grade and the other is equal to the height of the heaven from the earth. He (Abu Sa’id) said: What is that act? He replied: Jihad in the way of Allah! Jihad in the way of Allah!”
Muslim (20:4696) – “the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: ‘One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.'”
Muslim (19:4321-4323) – Three separate hadith in which Muhammad shrugs over the news that innocent children were killed in a raid by his men against unbelievers. His response: “They are of them (meaning the enemy).”
Muslim (19:4294) – “When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him… He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war… When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them… If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them.”
Muslim (31:5917) – “Ali went a bit and then halted and did not look about and then said in a loud voice: ‘Allah’s Messenger, on what issue should I fight with the people?’ Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: ‘Fight with them until they bear testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Messenger’.” The pretext for attacking the peaceful farming community of Khaibar was not obvious to the Muslims. Muhammad’s son-in-law Ali asked the prophet of Islam to clarify the reason for their mission to kill, loot and enslave. Muhammad’s reply was straightforward. The people should be fought because they are not Muslim.
Muslim (31:5918) – “I will fight them until they are like us.” Ali’s reply to Muhammad, after receiving clarification that the pretext for attack Khaibar was to convert the people (see above verse).
Bukhari 1:35 “The person who participates in (Holy Battles) in Allah’s cause and nothing compels him do so except belief in Allah and His Apostle, will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty ( if he survives) or will be admitted to Paradise ( if he is killed).”
Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, “Kill any Jew who falls under your power.” Ashraf was a poet, killed by Muhammad’s men because he insulted Islam. Here, Muhammad widens the scope of his orders to kill. An innocent Jewish businessman was then slain by his Muslim partner, merely for being non-Muslim.
Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
Tabari 17:187 “‘By God, our religion (din) from which we have departed is better and more correct than that which these people follow. Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties.’ And they returned to their former religion.”The words of a group of Christians who had converted to Islam, but realized their error after being shocked by the violence and looting committed in the name of Allah. The price of their decision to return to a religion of peace was that the men were beheaded and the woman and children enslaved by the caliph Ali.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 484: – “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 990:- Lest anyone think that cutting off someone’s head while screaming ‘Allah Akbar!’ is a modern creation, here is an account of that very practice under Muhammad, who seems to approve.
Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 992: – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.
Saifur Rahman, The Sealed Nectar p.227-228 – “Embrace Islam… If you two accept Islam, you will remain in command of your country; but if your refuse my Call, you’ve got to remember that all of your possessions are perishable. My horsemen will appropriate your land, and my Prophethood will assume preponderance over your kingship.” One of several letters from Muhammad to rulers of other countries. The significance is that the recipients were not making war or threatening Muslims. Their subsequent defeat and subjugation by Muhammad’s armies was justified merely on the basis of their unbelief.
How on earth—in this perilous moment—can we elect this woman president?
I have some really good news for you—news that won’t just make your day it will make your month. The problem is we don’t care about good news anymore. It is sad but true. If I were to post a blog about the current insanity thousands would read it. If I wander into the fray between Trump, Cruz and Hillary it might go viral. Bad news sells.
Why we prefer bad news rather than good news remains a mystery. Here is what Psychology Today Magazine theorizes: “Media studies show that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as seventeen negative news reports for every one good news report. Why? The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists. Humans seek out news of dramatic, negative events.
GOD’S SPIRIT PULLING YOUNG SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM!
Many studies have shown that we care more about the threat of bad things than we do about the prospect of good things. Our negative brain tripwires are far more sensitive than our positive triggers. We tend to get more fearful than happy. And each time we experience fear we turn on our stress hormones.”
Okay, since some are so bent on bad news—let me give you some very bad news before I give you the good news. The presidential election will not save America no matter who is elected. Our debt is too high and our morals are too low. We are beyond any scientifically known cure.
Imagine America a patient in a hospital bed. The doctor is explaining its condition to the family: “Not one vital organ is working. Multiple viruses ravage the immune system. Bones, muscles, nerves and tissue are disintegrating because the body has declared war on itself. Death is certain…all we have left to do is to try to extend its life and reduce pain. But even that is now impossible.”
In 1966, Life magazine gave a similar diagnosis about the youth of America. It explained—using terrifying statistics—that they were doomed. It offered but one solution: “If there is any answer, it must come from among them.” Within 2 years of that death sentence…the Jesus movement began.
Now, despite your carnal nature’s appetite for bad news…here comes some very good news: Last night something happened. Something big happened. Last night was like a woodsman trapped in the artic…it’s 50 below and night is falling. He frantically is striking flints together hoping for a lifesaving spark. After countless tries he hits it right. The spark becomes a flame. Last night a nation-saving fire sparked to life.
Many won’t be interested in knowing about the young man who decided to quit life. I walked up to him and declared, “Today, Satan told you to quit because God is not real…but God is real, and He will never let you go.” He hit the floor under a shock wave of the Holy Ghost! Dozens of youth around him felt the concussion in their souls.
TODAY SATAN TOLD YOU TO QUIT. HE SAID THERE IS NO HOPE.
Ranging to my left I caught sight of a woman and immediately her life story was revealed to me. Jesus took over and healed her from head to toe. Her miracle touched her bones—bones that felt as if they were liquefying. She was transformed by the power of God right before our eyes.
This miracle ignited the rest. Before it was over fully one third of the entire audience stood to declare that they had been healed by the power of God. This is all wonderful but the true drama of that night was about to come.
Here is the good news: Something happened in Manteca that I have not felt since 1974 in Berkeley.
I can’t tell you yet—soon I will—but there is a cloud over the “accepted leadership” of much of the church that is going to be sidelined in favor of a fresh generation that is not corrupted by money, immorality, or lust for power.
God is raising them up to be a voice that will roar across the nation! I saw it last night and it should be heralded all over the land…trouble is we like bad news so much that we have almost lost our capacity to rejoice when something truly wonderful happens.
Just as Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave…the Holy Spirit called young people out of every kind of death you could imagine. But something much deeper was happening here. It was unmistakable. Something from heaven got into the entire crowd of people. They were totally transformed.
I can say with conviction that God put something unstoppable in this young crowd.
I have seen many events—I can tell when it will fizzle and when it will rage on. Good news…something began last night that could—without a doubt—take the nation by storm.
THE FIRE BEGAN IN SAN JOSE. IT INTENSIFIED IN MANTECA. NOW WE MOVE ON TO YUBA CITY AND LIVE OAK!
I WILL NOT LET SATAN HAVE THIS GENERATION
By Mario Murillo
I will not let Satan have this generation. They are the most lied to generation in history. They have been programmed, brainwashed and propagandized from their first day in school.
On Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California.
First let me tell you about how vicious the attack on our children is today. Satan has inflicted a masterstroke of deception. That deception is being funneled through the most lethal cultural enemies of our children.
These are the best equipped and most powerful voices to our children: techie billionaires who own the great social networks who mean to control what we hear and see—leftist movie stars who throw their celebrity around like a weapon—drug driven musical superstars who sell our children on self-destruction. What do they all have in common? They hate America, they hate Christianity, they hate Israel and they want a Godless future for your children and grandchildren.
Finally, when you look at your children and your grandchildren—I know you ask yourself… what kind of a world they will live in? I know I do! Will they have the America we had? Will they suffer without freedom in a gloomy land? We would give anything to secure their future. This is our great chance to do that very thing…to be a part of a national awakening that will restore America as one nation under God. It is the right thing to do.
That is why I began this tour of California believing it is most important in our history. We are fighting for your family and mine–and for our nation’s survival!
Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California. We joined forces with Sonny and Linda Lara and invaded the heart of San Jose. Youth overflowed the building. There is no way to fairly represent to you the needs that were sitting in that room. Killers, addicts, atheists and just plain teenagers sat together as the glorious power of Jesus unfolded.
The Holy Spirit armed me with the message. The sword of the Word of God was unsheathed. The presence of God became a chain breaking, mind freeing, soul saving weapon. Our plan was to surrender to the Spirit of God—allow His undeniable gifts of power to prove Christ to the audience, and then call them to Christ.
Instead, I preached a concise word and then called them forward. They came to be saved! But that was not all…many youth who knew Jesus came to be blessed and receive more power to face their future. Then youth began praying for youth.
What we were watching in that moment is what you and I have been warring for in prayer. We have asked Jesus for a youth movement to begin. We want the young people to seize the momentum and take it to their generation.
I will not let Satan have this generation! Signs and Wonders have the rightful place of proving—to an indoctrinated and vulnerable youth culture—that Jesus is the Son of God.
Many healings took place but there was one that brought a collective gasp to the entire audience. She was in the back. She exploded when the Word of Knowledge was given. “A mysterious skin disease had taken over your body. Doctors have no idea how to treat you.” With that, she bolted to the front screaming “it’s me, it’s me!”
Then she told of the hell she was living in. Now, she told us the body-consuming pain and rashes vanished. Standing there, God revealed more…she had deteriorated joints and bones. Again, she cried out in confirmation! Again she felt power surge from her head to toe as sickness was driven out.
This was our first night. Tonight we meet in Manteca. Once again the house will be filled with young people. Once again, Jehovah God will be present to heal and deliver. I can’t wait!
We are conducting special operations in the State that has belched out more deception to the world than any other. I am not going to stop until the strongholds of Satan are devastated by the preaching of the Cross and the mighty miracles of Jesus! I will not let Satan have this generation!
THE TOUR CONTINUES TONIGHT IN MANTECA!
This Sunday Night California starts getting hit hard
By Mario Murillo
No more apologetic meetings. No more nights where we get together and hope that something happens. The stage is set. Prayers have bombarded heaven. There are boots on the ground and fire in hearts. There is no confusion in our goal: Win the lost and heal the sick.
For 49 years, Mario Murillo Ministries has filled a desperate void in America. But the threat to our faith and our freedom has never been greater. America is being transformed into an anti-God state. Americans have turned away from God and they are miserable. Why are we in this prolonged economic slump? It is because of the policies of a Godless American government.
Leftist leaders now classify Christian doctrine as hate speech. Our stand on marriage is now “hate.” Our view on any issue on righteousness is now “hate.” This is a lie! The preaching of the Cross has never been anything but love. The rightful demands of Almighty God on a perverted culture have always been completely from love.
We have been duly warned by our government to tone down our “rhetoric” or face censorship and the loss of our tax status. What should our reaction be to these threats? When Peter was sternly warned not to preach about Jesus or heal the sick anymore, he utterly rejected the order. Acts 4: 19, “But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.’”
The government knows where we live…let them come and get us. We are not going to shut up—back down—back up—or back off! The die is cast…we have settled the question.
Cultural changes come and go. We have seen every float in the parade. We have never seen a reason to rebrand the message of Jesus. The Gospel we preach is not “new and improved.”
Peter reacted to the ban on miracles by asking God for more miracles! “Now Lord,” he prayed, “Behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may preach your word while You stretch out Your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” -Acts 4:29
This is a time for more! More boldness—more and greater miracles… let it be, Oh God! Six cities in California will start getting hit hard with the Gospel this Sunday night. Youth are coming in greater numbers than before. We can’t call these “meetings” anymore—they will have the atmosphere of fire like Azusa Street!
Drop what you are doing and get to one of these 6 explosions. Bring all who need miracles in body and soul! We will not offer opinion—we will present proof of the power of God. Many will be healed of life-threatening diseases in the name of Jesus. Get under the fire that will burn out fear and compromise.
What are you waiting for?
By Mario Murillo
The world is falling apart—why doesn’t God do something? We hear that a lot. But what if—in this dark and evil time—God is doing a lot more than we could imagine? What if He has planted miracles all over the world? What if solutions, strategies, inventions and talent are trapped inside of people because they are waiting?
Zacharias, John the Baptist’s dad yearned for the Messiah to come. Yet, when the miracle arrived—he choked. The Bible says, “And Zacharias said to the angel, ‘How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.’ And the angel answered and said to him, ‘I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings. But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”-Luke 1:18-20.
He was waiting for the consolation of Israel but when it came—he wanted to keep waiting! Gabriel took away Zacharias’ voice to jolt him into action. I want to jolt you into action! Almost every hero in the Old Testament began by believing they were the wrong person, in the wrong place at the wrong time.
So now, I am asking you “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?” Let’s kill the excuses that trap miracles inside of us. Let your soul be overtaken by these three convictions:
1.You—not someone else! 1 Samuel 14: 6 says, “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.”
Jonathan had every right to cave into self-pity. His father—King Saul, was a runaway train that had driven Israel into unavoidable disaster. One million Philistines are marching toward them with murder in their eyes. Jonathan’s world was at an end.
Something supernatural grew in his heart: a confidence that betrayed his circumstances…a boldness that could not be explained. He knew that he was the man to do the job from the simple fact that there was no one else available.
It’s you—not someone else! Do you believe you can’t do it? Good! Henry T. Blackaby said, “Will God ever ask you to do something you are not able to do? The answer is yes–all the time! It must be that way, for God’s glory and kingdom. If we function according to our ability alone, we get the glory; if we function according to the power of the Spirit within us, God gets the glory. He wants to reveal Himself to a watching world.”
Take inventory of yourself. When you do, the news may not be encouraging. Maybe you are sickly, old, poor, uneducated and alone. Maybe you have failed and bear a stain on your reputation. Are you done with your list? Good, now burn it! Offer up all of these limitations as a flaming sacrifice to the one who does not call the qualified but qualifies the called.
God puts His spirit on broken people who dwell in the obscurity of despised circumstances. He raises vessels out of the dust of despair. 1 Samuel 10: 6, 7 says, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.” It’s you—not someone else.
Check out Mario’s video talking about WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR:
2. Here—not somewhere else! Now, more than ever, Americans feel trapped in dead jobs, bad neighborhoods, and abusive relationships. Millions live wishing they were someplace else.
Breathes there a young person who has not lamented that if only they could “get away from my parents I could do something great.” Hasn’t every pastor fantasized how in another church their unsung greatness would blossom?
Are there times we are to relocate? Yes, but here is a common factor: You are stay where you want to leave and you end up leaving where you want to stay…but I digress.
Elijah was a mighty prophet. King Ahab was a hen-pecked scoundrel. At no time were their opposite natures clearer than in their reaction to drought. Elijah was on his way to pray for rain. Ahab was looking for grass. One saw hope in God. The other put their trust in a place. 1 Kings 18: 5 “And Ahab had said to Obadiah, ‘Go into the land to all the springs of water and to all the brooks; perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, so that we will not have to kill any livestock.”
You are either looking for grass or you are praying for rain. You are looking for grass when you race to a city that is having great meetings because you cannot believe for revival right where you are. You are looking for grass when you scout out the land for a hook up or a connection or the better deal. You have given up on God’s power to do something right where you are.
What is in your house? Who could write a more compelling story than the one about the widow whose godly husband died—she is cheated out of her inheritance and now her sons are being sold into slavery? She falls before the prophet begging for a miracle. He says that last thing she expected to hear: “what is in your house?”
What is in my house? Despair, futility and humiliation are in my house. How could there be anything in there? There is absolutely nothing in there. That is why I am here begging you for help!
Then she remembered that she had one jar of oil. Now she could receive the word of the Lord: “2 Kings 4: 3 Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few. 4 And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” 5 So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. 6 Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased.7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.”
What are you waiting for? All of the seeds of greatness are in your present circumstances.
3.Now—not someday! Here is a conversation that has never happened: God says, here’s what I want you to do. Let me know a good time to start.” Jesus said, “But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62.
Psalm 39 is a gut-wrenching psalm. It seems to focus on the danger of wasting a life. After some agonizing experiences the writer comes to a magnificent realization in verse 7: “What do I wait for? My hope is in God.”
What would happen if you became utterly convinced that the inner miracle that God has stored in you needs to come out no matter what? What if you completely believed that it is you, not someone else—it is here not somewhere else—it is now and not someday?
I think that Henry T. Blackaby answered that best: “If Christians around the world were to suddenly renounce their personal agendas, their life goals and their aspirations, and begin responding in radical obedience to everything God showed them. The world would be turned upside down. How do we know? Because that’s what first century Christians did, and the world is still talking about it.”
Politically Correct Revival
By Mario Murillo
This message targets a threat to revival—a threat that reappears at the moment of explosive breakthrough.
Again and again, revival is delayed, distracted and discouraged by teachings that add conditions to revival that are not from God.
God’s conditions for revival have never changed. Man keeps adding on. Time and again revival has appeared because of simple repentance and surrender. Through false teaching we have amassed a list of false preconditions to revival. That list keeps growing and growing.
Here are counterfeit requirements for revival:
- We must spiritually map our area. We need GPS to gain revival. Spiritual mapping replaces the Bible as a guide for knowing what to do to reach a city. They tell you not to expect revival until the map is finished.
- We must identify the name of the ruling demon of our area. In Acts 8, Philip did not mention the name of a boss devil…he mentioned the NAME that makes devils flee…and they did.
- Spirit travel. People leave their bodies to go and do advance work in different parts of the world for revival. Don’t defend this by mentioning Phillip in Acts—he never left his body.
- The 5 fold ministry must be set in place first. While the 5 office gifts relate to building up the Body of Christ they are never mentioned as a precondition of revival. Imagine how Satan laughs because you believe revival is impossible because you only have 4 out of 5 gifts in place.
- Lay on the graves of past heroes. No I am not kidding…this is a newly minted condition for revival. You seek out the gravesite of a famous ministry you lay on top of it and absorb the anointing. Here’s the thing…Jesus is the anointed one and any anointing you or I have comes from Him. Knowing this saves us a grotesque experience in a graveyard.
- Digging into history to see who did what to whom. This includes studying Indian tribes, past wars and virtually any kind of injustice and grievance between people groups. You must get representatives of the ancestors who were done wrong, apologize and get the descendants to the two sides reconciled. In other words, we are never going to see revival because past injustice is a bottomless pit. Is cultural reconciliation a bad thing? No. Is it a condition of revival? Never.
- Revival must come through the gate keepers. Self-appointed leaders believe that revival will only come through them. They “protect” their city from revival. They analyze and oppose outbreaks that do not earn their seal of approval.
It has been my profound hope that God was yanking us from Sesame Street back to Azusa Street. In many events across the nation spirit-filled believers were hoping for the same thing.
Instead—much to my chagrin—I saw yet another, even more terrible counterfeit. A minister directs his message to the white people in the audience. He says that while they did not participate in the injustices of the past—they are guilty by association because they are white. He believes in order for this young audience—that had zero to do with slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow laws or any form of segregation—to see revival, they must sit there and endure the ensuing rant: “I forgive you! I forgive you! I forgive you!” He finishes his outburst by shouting “Black Lives Matter!”
What was this? Wasn’t this itself racial malice cloaked in sanctimonious hypocrisy—fleshly condemnation masquerading as a precondition of revival? Wasn’t this the polar opposite of Azusa Street?
On February 22, 1906, William Seymour, a one-eyed son of a slave arrived in Los Angeles. He had not yet spoken in tongues but he was determined to declare the truth of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. He met in the home of Richard and Ruth Asberry at 216 North Bonnie Brae Street. April 14, 1907 they moved the meetings to 312 Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles. What happened in that humble building exploded into a global force that remains the fastest growing arm of Christianity and is now nearly 600,000 million strong.
The Los Angeles Times rejected the revival because of an inappropriate mixing of the races and because women were in leadership. Seymour did not set out to fix institutional racism and sexism. The revival broke down those barriers. The revival was politically incorrect on race and gender.
How ironic that when institutional racism did exist Seymour did not address it and today when it does not exist—this minister makes it an issue for revival.
A institutionally racist nation does not elect then reelect a black president. Millions of young blacks have rejected the victim narrative of leaders like Al Sharpton. The grievance industry has been discredited for denying the black on black crime ravaging the inner city. A thug culture is destroying an entire generation.
Advancing the institutional racism myth in this setting was dead wrong. The man showed a breath-taking lack of humility and a total disregard for the distinct honor and responsibility given him.
For nearly two years, the American Church ignored Azusa Street. It was fixated on Evan Roberts and the revival in Wales. In 1907, many prestigious pastors on the East Coast raised a fabulous sum of money to stage a national revival. It was a spectacular failure.
I fear we are making the same hideous mistake. The conditions that bring revival have never changed. All of the add-ons need to go! Let’s not study prayer or honor prayer—let’s pray! Let’s not reflect on the value of seeking revival—let’s seek it! Let’s not dig up the past—let’s enter the Glory.
Revival is available to everyone. It most often visits the lowly and meek not the high and mighty. It comes freely to the broken and forgotten. It seeks out despised circumstances and exiled leaders.
As one leader of the attempted revival of 1907 said, “We thought we could buy a revival. Afterward we collapsed before God in utter desperation and cried out for mercy…that is when the national fire of revival broke out.”