Branson: It hasn’t even started yet!
By Mario Murillo
Tonight was a nuclear blast—inside a church building. Even the most confirmed skeptic felt the concussion of the blast. The Holy Spirit did not bless—He dominated. It was total domination. God was passing judgment on disease, demons and religion.
But first I made this announcement: “this is the last night,” the reaction was instant disappointment and righteous indignation. Then I said, “Let me finish. This is the last night of our preparation—the revival in Branson hasn’t even started yet. These meetings were some of the best I have ever seen, but they are nothing compared to the meetings that will come now.”
All day God worked on me about how we had not even started yet. We had only touched the surface of HIS GLORY. The meetings He wants have not yet happened. The order came: Clear the decks and prepare for fire, glory and supernatural power that was beyond my experience.
“So when do we continue?” The Lord answered: “on the day that brought misery on the nation.” September 11th, 2001 we were attacked. Jets crashing into the Twin Towers and agony crashed into America’s soul. On Friday, September 11, 2015 we will declare HEAVEN OVER 9/11!
I told the audience that they were an army not a congregation. I reminded them of Psalm 110:3 “Your people will be a willing army in the day of your power.” I explained that it was time to learn three things: how to climb a tree, walk on water, and tear the roof off.
- Zacchaeus would do whatever it took to see Jesus so he climbed a tree. Luke 19: 1 “Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.”
I told them that this revival would only survive if we wanted to see Jesus, know Jesus, keep focused on Jesus and do whatever it takes to grow in Jesus.
- Peter wanted to live in the supernatural, so he asked permission to walk on water. Matthew 14:28 “And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.”
We are going to experience extravagant gifts and towering miracles. We must learn to walk on water. We must venture out of the boat. We must leave the safe zone. We must join Jesus in the greater works.
- We must learn to tear the roof off if necessary. Luke 5:19 “When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.”
We must never get discouraged or take our eyes off of the prize. When the way looks impossible we must find a way where there is no way.
The sermon ended–the fire began. Healing came. Those who could not walk did. In fact, whatever anybody could not do, they could do now. One young man out of his wheelchair kept yelling: FIRE, FIRE, FIRE! Several fell to the ground as the GLORY overpowered them. Not one square inch of the house was untouched by the power of God.
Lost souls had no protection against this display of power. They eagerly filled the front and were saved.
I have never felt this way before. It is a feeling that this miracle in Branson is barely taking shape. Something astounding is growing and if we leave it alone it will spread until it envelopes our entire nation.
Are we watching history unfold right before our eyes?
By Mario Murillo
I walked out of the meeting last night in Branson reeling under conviction. Tonight shook me to my core. It is not that I have not seen great meetings before—I have seen astonishing healings and massive altar calls—but I have never seen all of the elements of awakening together in one room, at one time. Never!
Let me go further…I have never seen a night that carried this kind of fire power. This has the aroma of answered prayer; unspeakable yearnings that have bombarded heaven for decades.
For those who must know, yes, there were wonderful healings. One woman who was told to go home and die by doctors received faith to be healed. Cancer ravaged her body, specifically her leg. I saw the moment that faith obliterated fear. She stood and walked in open defiance to the disease. Her act of faith ignited others. Soon we were watching militant ministry. People overcome by compassion started praying for others. At least 50 people confessed that they had been healed.
Now the floodgates of salvation opened wide. A surging billow of holy love swept over the people and washed them up to the front of the building where they sobbed their way to Christ.
I took a fleeting look at the audience. Tears of gratitude flowed from the faces of saints who had not seen this kind of fire and glory in 40 years.
As I said, I walked out reeling under conviction. Are we watching history unfold right before our eyes? What caused my inner agony is that I knew all too well the answer to that question: It all depends. Can we keep the hand of man from reclaiming this revival the way the weeds reclaim abandoned towns? Will hidden agendas surface and swallow the move like a sink hole?
What will the epitaph say? Will it be death by emotionalism, legalism, hedonism or pride? It was at this moment that it became so clear that this act of God should not end… that my first duty was to keep evil at bay while staying out of the way.
A great and mighty revelation struck me. The Moravian revival that began on August 13th, 1727 in Germany lasted 100 years. It led John Wesley to Christ. It featured the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, unceasing prayer and sent out more Protestant missionaries than the entire church had in 200 years. It is a testimony of a movement that never stopped praying and obeying.
Most people do not realize that Henry Ford did not invent the automobile and Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. Both inventions came decades before. What they did, was to create sustainable versions of the car and light bulb. That is why we remember them.
Our task is clear in Branson. Seek sustained revival…if we can lose ourselves to the Holy Spirit then we can see history—nation changing history—unfold before our eyes. What will the meeting be like tonight?
This blog is dedicated to the amazing army of pastors and people who are coming together in the Branson Outbreak.
What do we do?
By Mario Murillo
I am staring out at Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. I am haunted by Charles Dickens: “IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”
America, we have entered the season of our greatest fear. We have entered the season of our greatest hope. Like tares and wheat, the best and worst grow together.
First the worst: Headlines rain down like brimstone. We see premeditated murder on live television. Tweets call the murderer a hero and ask for a race war. They scream of war in Korea or Iran. They warn us we are going down with China. We see the killing fields of our inner cities.
We are dismayed by the behavior of Americans in the face of certain doom. Instead of driving them to prayer or repentance we see masses run the gamut from the silly to the depraved. A nation shakes its fist at God.
Meanwhile, our nation’s leader takes morbid delight in our undoing…drunk on history’s worst case of unjustified arrogance.
Add to the chaos those deceitful preachers who prey instead of pray. Gloom and doom sells a lot of products. Some have changed their theology to reject the rapture…presumably because the rapture would be bad for business.
It is an explosively confusing time. The persevering saint asks “what do we do?” The Psalmist asked, “If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?” –Psalm 11:3
Do we take our money out of the bank? Do we sell all and move to the hills? Do we buy gold? Do we hoard food?
I received my answer to this as clear as the noon day sun. The Holy Spirit gave me three words: DWELL, DISCERN, and DELIVER.
Dwell: Psalm 91: 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
Psalm 91: 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
Psalm 91: 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble…
Isaiah 8:12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary…
What these verses mean by dwell is the deliberate act of sheltering in God. No amount of food and ammunition will compensate for a heart that is fearful. On the other hand, no outward threat can shake the God dweller.
The people who wrote these verses have put God in where their human wits used to be. They are now resting, reviving, residing in Almighty God. The Psalmist commends the man who “made the Lord” his refuge.
Draw nearer to God! That is always the first step in any plan to face a coming storm. Dwell!
Discern: Have I purchased food for storage? A little. Have I purchased gold? Not yet. Am I taking my money out of the bank? Some. Here is the deal…you need to hear the voice of God. Instead of wringing your hands to figure out your best move…listen to God. Discern the motive of the preacher who is trying to scare you.
When I see panic I immediately doubt the speaker. He is replacing God in the people. He is alarming them instead of arming them. His information while accurate can lead to a false conclusion. The Bible says, “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary…
It is not that we will not have to make bold moves to protect ourselves; it is just that those moves must come from divine guidance. God tells the man who is listening what to do in sudden calamity.
A blazing example of this is Isaiah giving the people specific direction. Isaiah 26: 20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, And shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, Until the indignation is past. Discern the voice of the Lord!
Deliver: Mark 6:54 And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was. 56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.
Daniel 11: 32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
Luke 18: 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
What do these three verses have in common? They demonstrate people busy bringing deliverance to others and not bent on escape.
We are not to live in these days as if they are a zombie apocalypse. You have a garage full of food in a famine? The Jesus in you is going to want to share and even believe for miracles in your neighbors. But that does not mean we are fools! We DWELL, DISCERN AND DELIVER!
P.S. I am witnessing an outpouring of GLORY in Branson that more and more people believe will end up touching our nation. That is a lot to take in, however, if you had been there Tuesday night you would understand why so many believe it and why we had to extend this Living Proof Crusade.
It is amazing how much of our nation is within driving distance. Pray! IT IS POSSIBLE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HERE. Bring those who need proof of His power in healing and salvation
News that we all can use: The Branson Outbreak will continue.
By Mario Murillo
I left the building with a question burning in my soul. What does this manifestation of God’s glory mean? More to the point, what does this have to do with this volatile moment in history?
We are watching the whole world quake. The triggers to Armageddon are everywhere. Will it be North Korea, Russia, China, Iran or Syria that will ignite flames that will engulf the earth? Is America sinking into an economic pit and never rise again?
We are swirling in a whirlpool of signs, omens, predictions and threats. When have you seen atheists and prophets echo the same prediction? Why do they all think something bad is going to happen in mid-September?
The people who packed Jubilee Christian Center last night left one planet and entered another. They left a world of chilling headlines, heartache and pain to enter the Glory of God. Yes! It was simply that: an overarching cloud of Glory that gave them power, joy and peace.
The choruses they sang were swallowed up by the song of the Lord. English became a secondary language. The Lord of Glory Himself seemed to be joying over us.
How deeply did Jesus touch these people? When I told them the meetings were going on it was bedlam of Biblical proportions. I have never seen an audience more overcome with gratitude.
So many miracles broke out that it would fill a dozen blogs. So let me summarize it by telling you about one woman. She told us she had cancer surgery three times and they had removed three massive tumors. Now they found a fourth tumor and she could not bear to go through this nightmare again. In each case, they had used chemotherapy and it ravaged her body.
The Holy Spirit overwhelmed, instructed me and told me to do something bolder than ever before. We had never met until that moment that I asked her to stand. Every eye was glued to this moment. I said “chemotherapy.” She knew it was her moment to receive! But the word did not stop there. I told her—by the power of the Holy Spirit—this is your fourth cancer.
That is all it took for the power of Jesus to drench her and restore her completely!
Come back to this blog later tonight because I have so much more to tell you.