One false move would be devastating. But I had to take this step of faith

By Mario Murillo.  I have not preached since January 29th.   I could easily re-injure my spine and be out for several more months.  All I have to do is trip once.  Any slip, or fall, would throw me back to square one…or worse.   All this ran through my mind.
I could not fly on a jet.  I would have to lay across the back seat of a car for 439 miles to Las Vegas and another 439 miles back. 16 hours!  I must watch every move I made.  I would feel anxiety anytime we’d hit a bump or the car jerked.
Every moment I was away from home was a risk.  It had to be God.  Mechelle and I had to have a clear word from God to go.
There was a deep fire in me to go.  First of all, Satan had attacked me because we are  bringing the Gospel with signs and wonders to Las Vegas.
I knew that without a core of leaders backing us, we could not hope to do this outreach.  Not only this, but we had cancelled on them twice and I couldn’t bring myself to make them wait any longer.
Then that voice that has been unmistakable since the day I was called to preach said “go.”

We’ve all prayed prayers for travelling mercies before a trip.  You can imagine what ours was like.  I will not bore you with the details of the road.  I will only tell you that a palpable protection covered our trip.
Although, at one point the enemy tried to torture my mind.  He reminded me that many leaders might not show up because they weren’t sure I was even coming. “You’re putting your life in your hands to talk to a handful of people. You don’t even know how long you can minister.”
The day finally ended.  Safe in our hotel in Las Vegas I now prepared my heart to speak to whoever shows up.  What an amazing feeling the next day when they told me that over 90 pastors and leaders were ready to hear the Word of God.
They were beyond ready.  The pulled on the anointing.  I knelt on the floor.  I paced the room.  I sat in a chair on stage.  The point is that I was able to passionately cast the vision for Living Proof Las Vegas.  I ministered for over an hour!  A fired up army is born!
I got home safely.  I had no damage to my spine.  Now I know I will be ready for the tent when we begin a mighty crusade on Sunday Mother’s day May 13th until Friday the 18th.
Please pray for this crusade.  Please pray for the Mother’s day outreach especially.  We are using a new tactic.  Door to door in the inner city, we are giving away roses to every mom.  We are asking them to order their sons and daughters to come to the tent as their gift for Mother’s day.
All I can tell you is that the enemy suffered a great defeat.  Unity, faith and joy drenched us all in this meeting.  I would go so far as to say that I have never had a more powerful luncheon with leaders in 50 years of ministry.

Their war is against us not Trump

Comey and Mueller are the tip of the iceberg.  They are small fish in a much bigger tank.  Before we get to that, here’s a quick refresher on what brought us to this point:

Comey breaks the law to save Hillary.  Realizing his cover is blown—at the last minute—he reopens the investigation.  Trump wins.  Comey, Mueller and the deep state—who worked to prevent Trump’s election—pivot to run Trump out of office.

Comey is fired.  Both sides agreed he needed to be fired until Trump did it.  Comey takes the next step in the game plan.  He leaks lies about Trump to the media so that the prechosen Mueller—his friend, and fellow Trump hater—gets in as special prosecutor.  The needed witch hunt begins.  The Russian collusion fairy tales lives on without accountability.  This soap opera is wearing thin on Americans.

The multi-headed monster brainwashes a majority of millennials to believe the values we have honored for thousands of years suddenly are racist, sexist, and must be eradicated.

Mobs scream at conservatives.  Professors invent micro-aggressions, cultural appropriation, and safe places.  Suddenly, victims are everywhere and statutes must be torn down, careers destroyed, insane boycotts enforced, and every crisis must be seized to advance the lie.

They doctor research to create pseudo-sciences about gender, weather, and equality.  Borders are destroyed to fatten the voter rolls of the left.  Because the end justifies the means, the collateral damage doesn’t matter.  Only, now, this cynical viewpoint is losing its hold.

This is war. They don’t have to tell the truth, they can ruin lives with lies, they can even justify the murder of innocent Americans.  This too is becoming outrageous to many who were on the fence.

Social media, news media, and the Democratic Party are only some of the arms of this monster.

The goal to wipe out Judeo-Christian influence in America is now painfully clear to more Americans.  The left is desperate to remove the last firewall against their revolution.  Marriage, parental rights, guns, and civil discourse all must go or they have no hope of winning.

But things are not going according to their plan.  Something unexpected has happened. They are forced to expose their true colors and their true target before they were ready.  Satan is overplaying his hand.  Conservatives and Christians are no longer the only ones who are disgusted.

Here is an example: Jimmy Kimmel asked Roseanne Barr, who now supports Trump, why she had changed.  She said, “I haven’t changed, it’s all of you who have gone wacko left.”  Oops there it is.

A city worker walks into a Motorcycle shop and fines it for flying military flags.  A veteran who was shot three times in combat protested.  The city worker looked at the veteran and said, “you did nothing for our country.”  The video went viral and the city totally backed down and rejected the worker.

Another thing that wasn’t supposed to happen was a creative writing professor at California State University at Fresno who said this about Barbara Bush right after her death:

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” When people were outraged she said, “this is what it’s like to be an Arab American Muslim American woman with some clout online expressing an opinion. Look at the racists going crazy in my mentions right now,” she tweeted.

The writer taunted those attacking her, said she was a tenured professor who makes $100,000 a year.  “I will never be fired,” she tweeted.  The university said, “oh yes we can.” I don’t believe this woman meant to melt down and manifest this demon.  I believe this extremism is a sign that evil is being driven to extremes.

The left quickly disavowed her but it’s too late. The all too common hatred of the left is out of the bag.  The backlash against her was swift and overwhelming.

We who are filled with the Holy Spirit have a unique advantage and responsibility.  We understand demonic activity.  The entire strategy against our freedom is demonic.  These cracks in the armor of the monster are a sign of answered prayer.  It shows us that our stand against the powers of darkness is working.

The masters of the left don’t want you to realize why Trump is still so popular.  And why Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jerry Brown, and CNN look more and more crazy every day.

We are seeking God for revival.  That is forcing the left to be more extreme and obvious than they want to be.  I am not saying this is going to be an easy battle or that it won’t get worse.  What I am saying is this rush to extremism is a sign we can’t ignore.

Time for us to come into unity.  Time for us to increase our prayers.  Time to expect a gigantic implosion of the war against our freedom.  The war is against us…but if God be for us who can be against us?

 

 

 

Burning down our house

I don’t mention any names in this blog.  I wanted you to see—if you get to see—how extreme things have gotten.  Censorship is no longer just about what you say, it is about what they think you are saying.  Soon they will censor what they think you are thinking.  Consider yourself fortunate if this information is not blocked—or if you got to it before it was. 
I am about to talk to you villains who are burning down our house.  They are using lies and bankrupt ideas to set their fires.  I will use another vehicle that is new to me: I am going to direct this blog directly to the guilty.  I am going to rebuke them.  You may think that is unloving…maybe even unchristian.  That hits on why we have lost so many moral battles. 
To win them—we were told—we must be nice.  We couldn’t have been nicer.  We didn’t win them.  In fact, our niceness made them hate us more.  Love sometimes delivers a “thanks I needed that” message.  Occasionally, the truth should hurt…especially when a nation is at stake.
Wicked people have torched the truth and it’s your children’s future that’s on fire.  It’s time you realized that something truly dark is looming on the horizon. 
Is there hope?  There is great hope.  In fact, it was at a low ebb of faith like this that the Jesus movement exploded.
–Mario Murillo

BURNING DOWN OUR HOUSE

You doused America with flammable lies.  Every room, every stairway, every doorway soaked in combustible falsehoods.  Then you struck the match.  Now the house is burning down.  A five-alarm fire.
Like crazed villagers, you scream “it is for the greater good” as you torch everything in your path.  History chases you pleading: “this has never worked, and it will never work.”  But do you listen?  Reason hunts you down and cries, “you will make the world worse than it was before.” But it doesn’t matter.

You’ll will enforce truth by lying?  You’ll conquer hate with what, new hate?
You’re attacking evil?  Please explain:  After you tell every lie, break every law—and evil not only survives but turns back on you—what truth or law will be left to protect you?  What love, justice, and mercy will be left to build that better world?
I hear some teens declare, “My parents are idiots so ban all the guns.”  Or, “if I can get an AR 15, what’s to stop me from getting a nuclear weapon?”  The entire military maybe?  All this money and attention is being thrown at you because you’re a pawn.  To them you’re no timeless warrior.  To them you’re the flavor of the month.  To them you’re 15 minutes are almost up.
Then there’s the older protesters. The revolution is going to usher in the better world?  Your claim to be “woke” feels more like a joke.  You are flush with hate.  Will you magically be fair—with justice for all—once you have the power?  Face it, you don’t want to end oppression.  You want to be the new oppressor.
You scream “by any means necessary!”  But do you know what is necessary?  Truth, justice, equality, and prosperity come from God—from honoring His Word.  We’ve reaffirmed it for thousands of years.  The only time it has ever gone right for America is when we’ve honored these self-evident truths.  But, does history matter to a mind high on mythical ideology or pot?
You claim science is on your side.  But it is science that refutes you. It is science that knows you falsified your research on gender, weather, and so many things in order to sell your agenda.
Insanity is when you keep doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a new result.  Hate is when you keep the same thing over and over again—even though you know it doesn’t work—because it hurts the right people.
You see nothing wrong with censorship.  You’re fine with rioters shutting down free speech.  You’re okay with sanitizing a religion of hate and twisting the golden words of the Carpenter of Nazareth into hate.
Then there are the sophisticated arsonists.  Governors, special counsels, media CEOs, late night comedians, Senators, all spouting the party line in robotic unison.  You spew the same mantras.  You claim the same sanctimonious ramparts.
“We must make America like California!”  Have you tried to educate a Christian child there?  Have you tried to run a small business there?  Have you tried to eat, sleep, breathe, or find shelter there?  Have you tried to get over the murder of your son, or daughter by someone who wasn’t supposed to be there?  Why would you wish California on the rest of America?

Next is the fire starter who got fired and decided to write a book.  It’s no revelation, it’s a pouty, whiny, rag filled with self-congratulation, half-truths and hate.  A thousand chimps on a thousand typewriters given eons of time could not create such a tower of self-pity and victimhood.
Then there’s you—the sore loser playing with matches.  The crashing bore who stayed at the party too long.  You would rather contaminate the narrative with your delusional entitlement, than let the nation move on.
Finally, there’s the arsonist who couldn’t leave power gracefully.  You were afforded the highest honor and you turned it into a tool to dismantle a nation.  You’re the angry tenant who trashes the apartment.  Only you go one better…you leave toadies in governmental sleeper cells to do your bidding.  You started all the fires you could to keep bringing down the nation.
To all of you comes a solemn warning.  America is not just a country.  There’s something deep in our soil. Something too deep for a Marxist to understand.  And if your hopes and dreams rest in bringing this nation down you just might end up fighting God Himself.  There are millions of people praying at this hour.  They don’t want your brand of country.  They don’t want angry values and hollow promises.  They want freedom.  They fear the Lord…and He watches over them.  You are trying to burn down our house just remember, its not just our house…it’s His.

Preach as if they are stealing your country

Are you preaching to what your people actually face?  Their faith is costing them their jobs.  Their children are being persecuted at school.  Their college is banning their Christian clubs.
When they tell us they want to silence the church—when they tell us their opinion is the only one allowed—when disagreeing will cost you your rights, your job, and even your life—when they burn buildings, protect killers, and convict innocent people—the church should have no response?  Do we sit back and just give away our freedom of religion and speech?
Liberals want a New American Civil War.  They want one party rule.  They say the Republican Party, and Evangelical Christians must be stripped of power.  They want to make America into California.
Peter Leyden, CEO of new media startup Reinvent, and Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, said this in an article entitled The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War.
They say, “What about the need for checks and balances?  Many Americans might be wary of trusting a political environment where one party has complete control of political power.”
They insist that one party rule is an utter necessity: “America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.”  Are these wacko ideas from the fringe?  No, they are mainstream leftist ideology.  We are in a moral civil war.  How shall we preach in moral civil war?
There is a story of tyranny that is our model for this moment.  Terrorists took control of a city and demanded that the entire city become slaves or face death.  It gets worse.  Just to stay alive every man, woman, and child had to agree to have their right eye removed.
The elders of the city begged for them to hold off 7 days so they could send messengers to get help.  Since the terrorists were spoiling for a fight they agreed.
1 Samuel 11:3 is one of the most chilling verses in scripture because it shows the unimaginable horror the people felt: “Then the elders of Jabesh said to him, ‘Hold off for seven days, that we may send messengers to all the territory of Israel.  And then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.’”
Put yourself in the place of those men facing the disfigurement of their wives and children.  If you were one of those elders tasked with choosing messengers—what kind of messengers would you choose?  Who would you choose to go get help?
You would not pick smooth talking salesmen.  You would not want a wordsmith or an entertainer.  You dare not send a psychologist or a life coach.
They had to go get an army.  They had to make people cry and get angry.  They had to convince people—who might believe this was not their fight—to take a stand.
The Bible says they went to Gibeah where King Saul was, and everyone who heard them began to weep.  King Saul was filled with holy rage and galvanized the nation to save the people of Jabesh Gilead in a mighty victory.
Who will save us from the disfigurement of America, and the church, by the left?  What kind of preaching shall we choose to loosen the grip of tyranny and regain our freedom?  The same kind of messengers the elders of Jabesh Gilead choose.
The Holy Spirit is leading preachers to adjust to the new, real world.  He is sending out an urgent appeal: Preach as if they are stealing your country…because they are.  Preach as if your people are suffering under persecution because they are.  If you have the heart, God will give you the words.  Time is running out.

GOD HAS MIRACULOUSLY RESTORED SOMETHING

 

Like the happy ending of your favorite black and white movie, something amazing has happened at the last moment.  I have been trying to find the right words to tell you about this.

The emotional roller coaster my wife I have been trapped on for almost ten weeks has ended.  But that is not the miracle I am about to relate to you.

7 weeks ago, I was tortured by the fear of never walking again.  When that nightmare passed we rejoiced with joy unspeakable.  That is still not the miracle I am going to share.

Until 4 days ago, I faced the certainty of a surgical procedure that would go through my abdomen (leavening an 8-inch horizontal scar) to get to my lower spine and fuse vertebrae together.   As you know the surgeon took a fresh look at X-rays and overruled a previous diagnosis—no surgery.  Again that is not the miracle subject of this post.

God has done so many impossible things.  However, one great impossibility remained.  To aid you in appreciating the impossibility I must bring up the word momentum.

Momentum is the key to our outreaches.  We are firmly committed to groundwork.  We are very different than many ministries, for one very urgent reason: we strive to have non-Christians in our meetings.  We refuse to set up our tent and have every seat filled with saints.  We must have lost souls.  We must have addicts, gang members, the homeless, and runaways in our meetings.

To do that requires a minimum amount of advance work.  We have to work the ground, train volunteers, set a mass of people to prayer.   This is why Living Proof Las Vegas became impossible.  It was over.

I told my wife and staff that even if I received a miracle of healing and was cleared from surgery it was simply too late for Las Vegas.  I kept that in my heart until the very last minute.  Even after I walked out of the neurosurgeon’s office, I still knew it was too late for Las Vegas.

Then something happened that has never happened before in the 50 years of this ministry: God said, “check again and you will see that the momentum has been miraculously protected.”  I really did not understand what that meant…until I checked.

Impossibly, over 50 leaders are locked in to have lunch with me this next Saturday in Las Vegas.  Impossibly, our teams, and volunteers have stayed prepared and believe they can saturate the at-risk neighborhoods with thousands of invitation cards and posters in just 72 hours.  Impossibly, the crew that handles everything from delivering our tent and chairs, lights, sound and a myriad of other items has remained on standby even though they could have been committed to other projects.

When I examined the momentum, I discovered how right God was.  This is a miracle unlike any we have ever seen.  The core of our army is a living expression of 2 Chronicles 29: 36 which says, “36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.”  Suddenly, everything we had worked for so hard for in Las Vegas has been restored.  Rejoice with me!

Now however, I must make a strong appeal to you.

-First I am asking you to think about how angry Satan was about our going to Las Vegas.  I want you to absorb the reason why this attack was so vicious.  The enemy knows something devastating is going to happen to his stronghold.  He knows God would break chains, evict devils, and release prisoners on a grand scale.

-Next, help me get pastors and leaders to our luncheon this Saturday at noon. If you live anywhere near Las Vegas and you are a pastor or leader, please join me and Mechelle for a free luncheon. Or, if are not in Las Vegas and you know pastors and leaders in the area, please encourage them to be at this luncheon.  The location is Grapevine Fellowship 800 North Bruce Street Las Vegas NV 89101.  Call us at 775 238 3473 or click here to make your reservation online.  mariomurillo.org    Please act now.

Finally, get involved!  Begin praying fervently for this historic outreach to Las Vegas.  If you live anywhere near Las Vegas come to the tent.  Bring those who need Jesus, who need healing, who need to be set free.

The hand of God is heavy on this outreach.  Anyone who gets involved will see miracles and obtain great favor from God.  Any church that gets involved will be sowing the seeds of revival within their own congregation.  Beloved this is it…something has been miraculously restored.

 

TODAY—IN A CHURCH THAT DOESN’T THINK IT’S BIG—REVIVAL FIRE WILL FALL

Right now a pastor is strangely restless about this Sunday.  They feel a disturbance in the spirit realm. They may have just been awakened from sleep to get up, pray and make drastic changes.  They are tossing out their prepared sermon and frantically writing something new.  The same troubling is in the people.  Something about this morning feels different—very different.
This is the Sunday after Easter and the attendance is supposed to be low.  That’s why God thinks it’s perfect for the fire to fall.  Ask me how I know.
This afternoon I felt a vicious attack of Satan—not just on me, it felt widespread.  I dove into my prayer room to understand. The Holy Spirit explained that Satan can tell when he is about to suffer a great loss and it enraged him.  He knows fire is coming to a church somewhere—this Sunday.
Then the Lord reminded me of the message He had me write called Small Churches God’s secret weapon.  (You can use this link to read it)  https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5rP
That was my first warning about what would happen this Sunday.  The fuse may be something completely surprising.  It may ignite at the first note of a song.  A bold saint may march to the front and kneel and start praying.  A complete stranger may walk in and ask of 5 minutes to address the people.  The pastor might strike lightning in the pulpit and preach from a dimension the people will seize for revival.   
No matter how it begins—look out!   Weeping will come automatically.  Repentance will appear without effort.  Healings will stun the onlookers.  The pure and righteous excitement of a true revival will capture the church.
Somewhere in America, the early symptoms of a divine takeover are already present.  Today a church that thinks its small and perhaps unimportant, or even forgotten, is about to have heaven come down on them—a downpour of Glory.
This not just a warning, and a promise,  it’s instructions.  I am writing you instructions that are not mine…they are His.  Do not do church as usual.  Pastor God may order you to confess “we are the church where fire will fall this morning.”  That simple declaration may be all it takes to touch off the explosion.
God is going to overrule the church schedule.  There may be a total suspension of programs and extended meetings.  Don’t try to bring in a guest unless you get a direct order.  I leave you with these timeless instruction from R.A. Torrey:
“When any church can be brought to the place where they will recognize their need of the Holy Spirit, and take their eyes off from all men, and surrender absolutely to the Holy Spirit’s control, and give themselves to much prayer for His outpouring, and present themselves as His agents, having stored the Word of God in their heads and hearts, and then look to the Holy Spirit to give it power as it falls from their lips, a mighty revival in the power of the Holy Ghost is inevitable.”

WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE TO YOU ABOUT MARIO’S SPINE CONDITION

Now we can tell you.  For 9 and a half weeks Mario has been virtually immobilized with acute pain in his spine and left leg.  The first two doctors could not pinpoint his condition.  At first they thought it was bursitis of the hip then they thought it was a stress fracture.   X-rays, Cat-scans, and an MRI showed no bursitis or fracture. The third doctor could not figure it out either.
Mario did receive a touch from God weeks ago that reduced his pain by half, but he still couldn’t sit, and he couldn’t walk for more than a few minutes.
We didn’t know how long this would last.  That made it difficult to know what to tell the various groups slated for crusades.  So many people have been waiting to hear if they can go ahead with outreach plans.  The outreach to Las Vegas has been hanging in the balance for weeks.  We didn’t want to cancel any soul winning effort until it was absolutely necessary.
Then it became absolutely necessary.  The forth doctor found the protruding disc in the base of Mario’s spine.  He said only back surgery would fix the problem.  This meant yet a fifth doctor–a neurosurgeon, several more weeks waiting for surgery, and an extended time of recovery afterwards.
Every meeting scheduled until the middle of Summer was now impossible.  Still Mario and Mechelle felt to hold off making the announcement until after he met with the surgeon today.  Then this happened…

When the surgeon walked in, he was staring at the latest X-rays…X-Rays the surgeon ordered the day before we met him.  He said, “There is still something here that does not make sense, I want to try something.”  What he tried was to prick Mario’s leg with a pin from his foot to his hip.  He asked, “is there any numbness?  Mario said “no.” Then he asked Mario to lock his left leg while the doctor lifted it.  The he moved it laterally to test the hip.  “Did any of that give you pain?”  That’s when Mario realized that for the last three days—the days after the previous doctor examined him, the pain subsided in his leg.  The surgeon said, “ I have never operated on anyone’s spine who did not have pain in their leg.  Your back is healing.  You don’t need surgery.  You need physical therapy.”

We know this is in response to all of our prayers.  We have no words to express our thanks to all of you who are praying for Mario, Mechelle, and all of us at MMM.  You can imagine how we are praising God.
Mario begins physical therapy on Monday.  Las Vegas is a go!  There will be signs and wonders in the tent!
Please keep praying.  Don’t let up because of this good news, Mario still a lot of hard work ahead of him.   Now is the time for even more prayer.