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Branson: It hasn’t even started yet!

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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.”

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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.

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  1. 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.

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  1. 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.

  1. 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.

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Are we watching history unfold right before our eyes?

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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.

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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?

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By David Wilkerson

God is doing a secret work in our day. He is raising up a hungry people who are growing more and more dissatisfied with the fleshly, worldly system as it now exists — even in the church.

These God-hungry people are saying among themselves, “This is not it. There is something more. The bigness and the sensationalism of it all has left us empty and dry. We want more. More than entertainment. More than big, showy buildings. More than a shallow celebrity gospel. We want deeper values. We want to see Jesus. We want spotless robes of righteousness. We want to go back to doing things in total dependence on God.”

I see it all over the nation today — disillusioned Christians searching for reality. The people in the pew are beginning to fast and pray. They are the ones who now weep between the porch and the altar. And, they are crying out for more depth and more of eternal values from the pulpit. If the minister of their church goes on in some egocentric way, pursuing expensive dreams, they will go out looking for a place where their deepest spiritual needs will be met.

I know it to be a fact that numerous ministers share my own desperate hunger for a deeper work of God in the church and ministry today. There seems to be a secret underground network of men of God who are stripping themselves down, humbling themselves, and getting back into the secret closet of prayer. Recently I have met a number of ministers, of various denominations, who are praying up to 6 and 8 hours a day. They are fasting. Some of these dear men of God grieve over conditions in the church today. God is revealing to all praying people that a glorious new work of the Spirit is about to break forth. God is going to shake everything that can be shaken. He will tear down the old political, backslidden, ecclesiastical system. He will disown the formal, super-church structure. He will chase out of His presence all who are engaging in self-promoting ministries.

Be honest, saints of God. Are you really satisfied with the religious system today, and especially in your church? Some are. But most are not getting their needs met. I believe we have gotten off the track of true spirituality. The spiritual leanness of so many Christians today is a direct result of getting into the flesh — trying to do kingdom work in our own power, with worldly methods. Our values are becoming perverted.

Shame on us! We are substituting temporal values for eternal ones. We have evangelists and teachers who specialize in telling believers how much God owes them. Material blessings are magnified, spiritual ones minimized. According to some, it is our right to be rich, successful, and immune to all pain.

These teachers point to themselves as examples of prosperity. “Look at me,” it is said, “I have proved the promises. I live well. I am never sick — I have no unpaid bills. I drive the best cars. I live in the finest home. It works for me, so believe as I do and you can have what I have.”

Eyes As a Flame of Fire

Beloved, how much of that teaching will stand up before the judgment seat of Christ? There is a growing inner knowledge in me that most of our modern, self-centered teaching is going to be consumed before the flaming eyes of the Son of God.

John, in his vision of the Son of God, saw an awesome sight.

“…his head and his hair were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire…” (Rev. 1:14).

John goes on to say,

“…I fell at his feet as dead…” (v.17).

Will any of us, as teachers and evangelists, be able to stand before those piercing eyes of flaming fire? Can any Christian look Him in the eyes? No ego can withstand His gaze. No self-centered dreams can go unexposed. All secret sin will be exposed as a terrible abomination in His sight.

All the things we have accumulated will burn. All the great works we have done for Him, with such zeal and sweat, will they also burn?

How important is what you are doing to God’s kingdom? God can give you the desire of your heart, but send leanness to your soul. God assisted Israel in their desire to have a king. But He later disciplined them for their selfish motives.

Are you in some kind of competitive race? Are you doing things for God just to keep up with others? In eternity, looking back — how really necessary will it all be then?

Children of God, what is the good of what you and I are doing? Do we have motives based on eternal values? If we truly believe the end of all things is upon us, what should we be doing about purging our values? What is it going to take to wake us up and get us out of the drift toward ease and comfort?

I confess to you that it has taken years for me to live only for eternal values. I grieve when I think back of the time and money I wasted trying to build something tangible for God. I wanted something people could see. How important I thought those buildings were to God’s kingdom. I convinced myself, “God deserves the best.” He does-but not in bricks, mortar, and steel. He deserves the best of our time and yieldedness. Thank God for the day the Spirit revealed to me how shallow my values were! I spent 20 years planning programs, building buildings, running all over the world trying to show God how important to His kingdom I was. All the while my reputation grew as a minister of faith and vision. Yet, after each new project, I felt a letdown. No sooner was one building finished, and I was already planning another. I was an idea-man for God. I had more ideas than any preacher in America. Ideas on how to evangelize. How to organize New Testament programs. The programs and ideas were successful enough to entrap me and keep me on the treadmill of busy-ness.

But all along my heart yearned for more. I knew the blessing was not in building. Not in some well-planned scheme to reach the lost. Not in bigness, and not in activity. I discovered the hard way, that the glory of God, the peace and joy of the Spirit, was in being stripped down, emptied, and made totally weak. God had to expose all my values. He turned His flaming eyes on my soul and showed me I had better reject my old way of doing things, or be lost in a maze of self-imposed activity.

Now, my greatest joy is waiting upon Him for direction. I have made time to be alone with Him, and have prepared my soul to abide in His quiet presence. He is letting me sense what the Spirit is saying to this generation. The more He empties me, the more He fills me with a desire to depend only on Him for everything. I see now that all along the Lord was waiting for me to lay down all my plans, all my ambitions, and be given over to Him as a bondslave. The sweat is now gone – the pressure is off. He is recreating all my values.

The Final Shaking

What will happen when God begins to shake everything that can be shaken? When all false values tumble and earthly dreams and plans lose their meaning?

Sadly, many of God’s children are going to end up bewildered and confused. As the world moves into the era of economic collapse – when persecution falls even upon civilized nations – when governments are convulsing and tottering on the brink of total collapse — how many Christians will survive the test?

A lot of God’s people are going to wonder where they are. Ministers who are caught up in the trap of human vision will leave the ministry confused, all their work to no avail. Multitudes will be asking, “What’s it all about? What’s happening? What does the future hold? Where are we? Who can tell us the mind of God?”

We are now moving swiftly into what we know as the end time. We had better be in possession of a heavenly vision of holiness and humility. The testing time is coming down upon us with lightning speed. It is going to take more than a doctrine or a particular teaching to see us through. We are going to have to really know the Lord in His fullness. We had better have our eyes on eternal values. Only spiritual things are going to remain. Only spiritual people will understand what is happening and not faint. We must be linked up with the mind of the Spirit so we will not be thrown by the radical changes that are coming. We must bring ourselves, to the place we have nothing to lose. We need to walk away from all the junk in our lives — we are going to lose it all anyhow.

How much of God do you possess in this final hour of disintegration and fear? How earthly are you? How transitory are your desires? Have your values been sifted and purged by the Spirit of almighty God? How much of the world interests you — how much time is consumed in chasing after things that don’t matter now?

End-Time Restlessness

You will know when the Spirit is calling you out of the shallow Christianity about you. You will know when the Lord is wanting to touch you in a supernatural way. You will know when He is calling you out of the ordinary. He will stir your nest. An unexplainable divine restlessness will come upon you. You will become disinterested in what you have been doing. All your successes will leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled. Nothing that you have or do will meet the need in you for reality. You will sense that a very deep need in you has not yet been met — questions that have never been answered. A shadow of dissatisfaction will be cast over your entire life.

That is a mark of God’s dealing with you in a supernatural way, trying to get you to turn loose of all that you hold dear. It is His way of showing you that your needs are really spiritual and not physical.

You will feel His magnetic pull back to prayer — back to spiritual hunger, to broken-ness and self-emptying. Soon, you will be touching those satisfying eternal values and your soul will cry out, “This is what I’ve been wanting all along. He has taken away the earthly and replaced it with the spiritual.”

Saints, the key word is hunger. He has promised to fill the hungry heart. I have never been so hungry for God. That hunger almost overwhelms me at times. Every waking hour my heart reaches out to Him. Because His thoughts are always on my mind, the things of the world have lost their value. I see things as Paul did — nothing but the dung of this world. I am becoming a nobody — it feels so good.

Do you also sense this call to a deeper walk with God? Is your soul hungry for more of the Spirit in your life? If so, end the civil war in you — by yielding everything you have to the Master. The misery goes the very moment you surrender all to Him. You can know true peace and happiness the moment you quit trying to be somebody. Want nothing but Jesus, and your life will take on a new meaning.

Don’t Waste Another Hour

My greatest grief is that it took so long for me to get out of God’s way. I wasted years doing things simply out of compassion. I was spiritually blind, not knowing that God must clearly direct every step I take. I had an international pulpit — preaching to thousands — with crowded altars. Thank God He showed me there was much more. The numbers and the crowds meant nothing. I wanted to see people get deeper into the Lord. I wanted nothing more to do with shallow decisions. God had to totally change my way of thinking, and now, like Gideon, I know that big is not always best.

Don’t let it happen to you. Take stock of your life and values. Shut yourself up with God alone in the secret closet. Pray diligently for spiritual hunger. Ask God to give you a spirit of sorrow for wasting so much time. Pray for a greater desire for His Word. Pray for a broken heart. Pray for a purging and a purifying work in your life. Then get ready to be cast into the fire of testing.

“…I will purge the sons of Levi…” (Mal. 3:3)

I can tell you it’s worth it! The purging will not seem joyous, but rather grievous. But you will soon glorify the Lord for the results in your life. All the anxiety will be gone. All worldly ambition will die. Your spiritual eyes will be opened to truth. The Spirit will give you revelation knowledge. You will exchange the riches of this world for the true riches of Christ Jesus. You will wake up each morning with an over-flowing joy. Your soul will cry out “I found what my soul has been longing for. Rest — beautiful rest in my Lord.”

You can then say with David, the Psalmist — “In his presence is there is fullness of joy; at his right hand there are pleasures forevermore…” (Ps.16:11).

Proof Scriptures

“…for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ So then everyone of us shall give an account of himself to God…”(Rom. 14:10-12).

“…The end of all things is at hand; be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer…” (I Pet. 4:7).

“… The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light…” (Rom. 13:12).

“For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build, upon this foundation gold stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire…” (I Cor. 3: 11-15).

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Glory that will not go away

 Glory that will not go away

Glory that will not go away

By Mario Murillo

THREE MORE NIGHTS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE MEETINGS IN BRANSON!

 

It was a miracle that we came here in the first place… then this happened.  Brace yourself.  This is completely unexpected news…we can’t leave Branson–not yet.  His Glory will not go away.  It lingers in the building.  It clings to the people.  Unquenchable fire burns in the hearts of an emerging army.  A stubborn expectation whispers “you are witnessing the birth of a historic event.”

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I cannot shake the feeling that this event hasn’t even started.  The pieces are barely coming together.  This infant has yet to discover its identity.

Speaking of identity…it is human nature to attach a label.  There have been glorious revivals of healing, the prophetic, faith and holiness but this child is focused on the fullness of Christ and Christ alone.

We meet again on Sunday night August 30th at 6 PM.  Monday and Tuesday will start at 7 PM. For hundreds of fire breathing revivalists this is D Day.  They are mapping out their strategies.  They are making lists of names.  They are in the grip of intercessory prayer.  Never, and I mean never, have I seen people reduced to a single beating heart of revival and outreach.

The word is out in Branson.  Two radio stations called me today to interview me about the meetings.  In both cases, I ended up preaching on the air.

The word is out further than we imagined.  A couple drove twelve hours from Minnesota to be in the meeting tonight.  People are on their way here from New Jersey.  How did they even know that we were going to extend the meetings?

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We did not make the decision to add three nights…it was made for us.  The Glory decided.  Heaven declared it.  God mandated it and the people would have it no other way.

If the power, unity, love and fire in these meetings continue unabated, there is no limit to what they could do to America.

What will we be talking about in another few days?  Scores of healings have already been reported.  Some of them are truly stunning… but what is just around the corner?  What testimonies of power and glory will I be reporting to you next week?

I am compelled to think and pray on a new level.  I have sailed into uncharted waters.  Never have I needed your prayers more.  I must have wisdom and boldness that is way beyond me.

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WHAT DO WE DO?

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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.

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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…

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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!

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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!

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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

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News that we all can use: The Branson Outbreak will continue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preparing the Church for the Coming Storm

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Preparing the Church for the Coming Storm

By Mario Murillo

Yesterday Franklin Graham said:  The Storm is coming.  When Obama refused to say that the 21 people who were beheaded were Christians we crossed into extremely dangerous territory. The president of the United States will look the other way as Islam persecutes Christianity.

David Wilkerson saw a coming storm of persecution and violence.  He saw devastation in New York with fire and massive death and rampant immorality.    Few believed him because at that time, unemployment was less than 5% and because Disney had just taken over the seedy areas of Times Square area and made it family oriented.  All of his words have come to pass.

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In 1998 he predicted a coming storm and explains why the church would not listen to warnings:

David Wilkerson: “The majority of churchgoers today soundly reject all prophetic warnings of a coming storm. Indeed, the American church today is the most blatant “feel good” church in all of history. But, like Israel, we’re only experiencing the calm before the storm!

Likewise today, Christians by the multiple thousands are casting off the yoke of Christ, tossing aside all limits and restrictions. This attitude is prevalent in many of the books and magazines you find in Christian bookstores. It’s almost as if our leaders are saying, “Relax! God isn’t hard. He’s our Daddy, we’re all his kids, and we’re meant to have a good time. Don’t let anyone disturb your fun!”

However, he also said God gives advance warning and provides protection.

“Moreover, God is faithful to speak in times of prosperity, just before the fury of his judgment strikes. While the storm clouds are still gathering, he raises up prophetic voices all over the land. And, according to scripture, whenever a sinful nation was prosperous and at peace, God told his prophets to warn that the good times soon would end: “…the Lord hath cried by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in prosperity…” (Zechariah 7:7).

Beloved, if we’re going to face the coming storm, then we need to be prepared so nothing disturbs our spirit. And the only way to do that is to spend time in the father’s presence, beholding his face. We have to be shut in with him – on our knees – until we’re thoroughly persuaded he’s at our right hand!

God is clearly telling us, “Don’t be moved or agitated by anything you see. Keep your eyes focused on me – and you’ll retain your joy!” And according to David, Jesus testified, “…thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance” (Acts 2:28).

We always have to keep in mind, God’s only purpose in lovingly calling us back to himself is to protect us in such times of storm. Yet often in biblical history, when he gave these warnings, the people refused to listen: “He sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the Lord; and they testified against them: but they would not give ear” (2 Chronicles 24:19).

Almost always, God’s people grew weary of these warnings. This was especially true if a prophet cried out about a coming storm over a period of years, but the society only continued to be prosperous and at peace. Over time, the people simply switched off the prophet’s voice. They simply didn’t want to hear it anymore.”

Smith Wiggleworth

In 1927 Smith Wigglesworth said a storm was coming that would cause many to fall away.  This went against the grain of the roaring twenties giddiness and the heyday of Pentecostalism.  He added that a remnant would know God as never before and who would practice extravagant asking.

So God means me to press you another step forward. Begin to believe on extravagant asking, believing that God is pleased when you ask large things.

Steve Hill saw vision of a coming storm that had the potential to destroy millions of Christians because of false teaching running rampant through the church.

Steve Hill: The Lord began to speak. I trembled. The fresh, new snow represented the false teaching that is steadily falling on the ears of the body of Christ. It has been, and is, a heavy snowfall. The skiers represented believers and non-believers, trusting the resort for a safe and memorable experience. As Christians, we have been warned to be sober and vigilant (1 Peter 5:8). However, the present, awe-inspiring teachings have lulled many into a deeper sleep.

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The layers upon layers of snow have been steadily covering the solid traditional truth of Christ. The truth is that foolish teaching in these days will become so fashionable even the most dedicated believer could become deceived (Matt. 24:24). It’s happening before our eyes. One spiritual leader said the other day: “You guys are old-fashioned ‘holiness,’ we are modern day ‘grace.’ You live in bondage while we can do anything we want.”

Pastors and teachers worldwide have succumbed to heretical teachings including universal reconciliation, deification of man, challenging the validity of the Word of God including His judgments, and even lifting any boundaries, claiming His amazing grace is actually “amazing freedom.” You are free to live according to your own desires. Sound familiar? “They had no king and did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 17:6). These popular self-proclaimed ministers of the gospel are covering the “slopes” and will be held accountable for the spiritual death of millions.

Kenneth Hagin: I looked at the scroll again, and again I looked to see what I had read about. I saw the skyline of a large city. Looking closer, I saw the skyscrapers were burned-out hulls. Portions of the city lay in ruins. It was not written that just one city would be destroyed, burned, and in ruins, but that there would be many such cities.Kenneth Hagin

America’s Last Call

The scroll was written in the first person, and seemed as if Jesus Himself were speaking. I read, “America is receiving her last call. Some nations already have received their last call and never will receive another.”

Then, in larger print it said, “THE TIME OF THE END OF ALL THINGS IS AT HAND.” This statement was repeated four or five times. Jesus also said this was the last great revival. He went on to say, “All the gifts of the Spirit will be in operation in the Church in these last days, and the Church will do greater things than even the Early Church did. It will have greater power, signs, and wonders than were recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.”

Smith Wigglesworth: We have to see that these days have to come before the Lord can come. There has to be a falling away.  I want to speak to you very exactly. All the people which are pressing into and getting ready for this glorious attained place where they shall not be found naked, where they shall be blameless, where they shall be immovable, where they shall be purified by the power of the Word of God, have within them a consciousness of the very presence of God within, changing their very nature and preparing them for a greater thing, and causing them to be ready for translation.

This is the day of purifying. This is the day of holiness. This is the day of separation. This is the day of waking. O God, let us wake today! Let the inner spirit wake into consciousness that God is calling us.

There are in the world two classes of believers. There are believers which are disobedient, or I ought to say there are children which are saved by the power of God which are disobedient children. And there are children which are just the same saved by the power of God who all the time are longing to be more obedient.

Up to this present time the Lord’s word is for us, “Hitherto ye have asked nothing.” Surely you people that have been asking great things from God for a long time would be amazed if you entered into it with clear knowledge that it is the Master, it is Jesus, who has such knowledge of the mightiness of the power of the Father, of the joint union with Him, that nothing is impossible for you to ask. Surely it is He only Who could say “Hitherto you have asked nothing.”

Roberts

Oral Roberts was warning us about people who go to church only for themselves and of preachers who care nothing about reaching the world for Christ.   How can we deny that this is true?  We have reached the point where so many Christians are unteachable and Pastors are oblivious to the great commission.

Now let’s put all of these words together and allow God to show us what we are to do to be strong, to be effective and most of all not to be deceived by the storm that is upon us now.

David Wilkerson was trying to teach us that as God’s remnant in a storm of deception, violence and persecution we can be safe; we can even thrive.

Steve Hill placed a great deal of emphasis on the massive amount of false teaching that would rob the church of her preparation, blind her to the right choices she should make, and leave her vulnerable so that she alongside of the world is destroyed. But he also provided the hope that repentance and true submission to God would provide a shelter from the storm.

Kenneth Hagin was warning us that America had a final call.  I believe we are at that call right now.  He saw buildings burning and cities inundated by the judgment of God. However he also offered great hope that the people of God would even do greater things than the apostles did in the book of Acts.

Now listen with all of your heart, with all of your might and with zero distractions. This storm will damage every compromised carnal Christian.   Jesus was calling the foolish man who built his house on the sand someone who had heard the words of Christ but would not do them. That is the key right now. All of these warnings are for Christians.

Preparing the church for the coming stormSo what do you do to be prepared for this storm?  What steps do we take to obey the words of warning that come to us first from the Bible and then from the prophets of God?   Distilling the common threads that run through these four men’s prophecies I found these steps:

  1. Stop being stupid. Stop following preachers that are weakening you, using you, and denying the coming storm. Get out of the churches that look like nightclubs. Get away from the seductive teaching that denies hell, the blood of Christ, the inerrancy of the Bible and the urgency of the great commission.  Don’t follow their teaching.  For heaven’s sake do not give them any money.   Do not fellowship with believers who condone drunkenness or immorality.   This compromised Christianity is precisely the house built on the sand that the storm will destroy.
  2. Press into God. The common thread that runs through the messages of these 4 prophets is a call to intimacy with God, and that the result of that intimacy would be a special grace and power to live through anything in the last days.

Each one of them referenced a secret place in God that was available to us that would create a force field of peace and joy and boldness that would serve to deflect every lie, every threat, and every attack.

Every one of them spoke of a level of power that would be revealed to the last breed of Christian on the earth.  They describe a time of great extremes where wickedness and righteousness would ripen together.

Those who choose to press into God will embody a faith that cannot be shaken by any threat or headline.  They will have a presence of God continually on their life.  Not just some of the time but all of the time.   Disasters will go around them and regardless of how cataclysmic the events of the world become they will be conveyed safely into the kingdom of God.

  1. Enter the era of the extravagant asking. Wigglesworth’s reference to extravagant asking is a key to the final revival in the history of the world. He quoted Jesus who said “hitherto you have asked nothing, ask what you will and my father will give it to you that your joy may be full.” All of the prophets hold out a hope for America.   They are trying to sober us up so that we can ask God to spare our nation. We do not have to have the fires, riots and the judgment that is well deserved.

We can ask and receive resources beyond anything we’ve ever seen before.  We can preach with devastating conviction, conviction that can pierce the most heinous sins of our time.  We can ask and receive signs and wonders that exceed what the apostles saw.   We can watch God fill the coffers of anointed ministries beyond anything we can imagine or have ever seen before.

Finally: Truly God’s word is this, “I set before you life and death.”   You can walk away from this message and continue the denial that pervades the church but I promise you this storm is coming.   You can choose life, not just any life but the greatest life that God has offered any generation.

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