Kathryn Kuhlman: The Woman who Reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the Church
By Mario Murillo
In the last several days we have been issuing warning after warning about the destruction of America. We endeavored to awaken a healthy and righteous urgency. We culled truth from the most undeniable sources to make the case that we have no time to lose.
We made the case for drastic action– but we must balance it with hope. In this time of darkness and despair, as the church faces the greatest test in American history we should stop, take a deep breath and remember– Psalms 103 commands us to, “forget not all of his benefits.” One of those benefits is God’s power to undermine Satan with fresh and unexpected weapons.
Today we will remember one life, a woman who more than anyone else, reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the church in the 1960’s and 70’s. We do this because the reward of her sacrifice is still radiating today. We do this because she is living proof of the power of God to take the least likely vessel and showcase them in history altering power. She was a weapon of choice and the devil never saw it coming.
Here are some quick facts about this woman for those who are not familiar with her. “Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman was born in Concordia, Missouri, to German-American parents. She was “born-again” at the age of 14 in the Methodist Church of Concordia, and began preaching in the West at the age of sixteen in primarily Baptist Churches. Kuhlman traveled extensively around the United States and in many other countries holding “healing crusades” between the 1940s and 1970s. She had a weekly TV program in the 1960s and 1970s called I Believe In Miracles that was aired nationally. Kathryn Kuhlman is still dearly loved by both Pentecostals and Charismatics alike.”
What you just read would be good for a book report. Here is the part you need to know. Kathryn was enveloped by an anointing that was unmatched. Crippled children were healed, for that matter every kind of disease was healed.
When she began to minister she faced an onslaught of criticism for being a divorced woman preacher…God had to do startling miracles to open doors for her ministry. America got over her past and flocked to her services. She set attendance records in the largest venues.
The miracles of healing were documented and became the most convincing body of evidence for miracles that the medical community has ever seen. Renowned surgeons, heart specialists, and medical experts sat in the front rows of her meetings.
However her greatest contribution was her revelation of the Holy Spirit. She was in Pittsburgh teaching something that was very new and real to her on the person of the Holy Spirit when a woman who was neither called out nor prayed over was instantly healed of terminal stomach cancer.
The disarming simplicity of her message on the Holy Spirit can be misleading. Sometimes there is nothing more powerful than simplicity. The church in general at that time, had fallen into a powerless funk in reaction to the “God is dead” movement and the surge of drugs in the youth culture.
Out of the blue God used her to ignite a Holy Spirit revival among Catholics. Coupled with David Wilkerson’s book The Cross and the Switchblade millions worldwide received the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
It was Kathryn that caused a generation of Spirit-filled preachers to start regarding the Holy Spirit as a person and to submit their ministry to the guidance and power of this person that she so wonderfully described. They relearned who carried the power, wisdom and the responsibility to advance the Gospel through the most evil time.
What does Kathryn’s life say to us today? She continually talked about “paying the price.” Today we hear about “not having to pay the price.” And for that deception we are paying an incalculable price by losing our nation.
She taught surrender to the person who could change history. The greatest threat in the church is self-reliance. The challenge today is beyond our wisdom, words, methods and programs. The church as a whole must today renounce human wisdom in favor of the person of the Holy Spirit.
The same Holy Spirit that took, as she said, “a nobody” and raised her up to alter the course of history should inspire us to follow her example. Take a few minutes and see the video where she speaks about the Holy Spirit.
Why American Preachers will not unify against the anti-God White House.
By Mario Murillo
You deserve to know why. There are 500,000 ministers in America. If they would unify and stand for Bible values, it would end the insanity of the White House overnight. Why won’t they unify?
Make no mistake. I am not anti-church and I am especially not anti-pastor. I am loyal to my fellow preachers. I am committed to the local church.
But I am also against the lie that says ministers should mind their own business while America is ringing down the drain.
This post has one passion. It is to provoke someone far more influential than I. Whoever that person is needs to stand now and use every last drop of their influence. They must unify the ministers of America into one mighty voice. It is time for a non-violent revolution; a firewall against the onslaught of evil…it is the only way this nation will be spared.
Half a million ministers should be able to do something! Sadly, Satan has done a number on a great many of them. In fact, this is by far the most widespread dereliction of duty by any generation of American preachers. The enemy has neutralized pastors. He has paralyzed some of them with fear. He has deceived a host of them with false doctrine and false guidance. He has seduced many of them with compromise.
I praise the faithful preacher, but I herewith indict the compromised preacher. As I said, you who are in the pews deserve to know why your minister refuses to speak out. Here are the reasons listed in order of importance.
- Fear of losing non-profit status. In the 1950’s, Lyndon Johnson caused the church to make a deal with the devil. The deal is known as the 501C3 designation. Frustrated by pastors who were telling their people not to vote for him, Johnson introduced legislation that silenced the church. In exchange for IRS status, churches agreed not to endorse political candidates. The church did not need this designation because they were already tax exempt in the Constitution. This fear is utterly unfounded because no pastor’s free speech can be overruled by the IRS.
It makes no sense to say you fear losing your status. Unless we begin speaking out, an America is coming where it is illegal for your church to meet. What good will your nonprofit status do you when you are an underground church?
- Lifestyle: 50% of all preachers who were polled said that if there was another way for them to make money they would leave the ministry. That means that for many preachers the ministry is just a paycheck.
If speaking out against Obama will cost them tithers, if standing for marriage and the unborn will offend some, they will not risk anything that could threaten their lifestyle.
- Racism: This happened in the midst of Andrae Crouch’s funeral. Stevie Wonder said, “The only reason that people have rejected Obama’s policies of inclusion is because he is black.” In a spirit-filled church, during the memorial to a Gospel legend who did more than anyone before him to cross racial lines with Gospel music, Mr. Wonder had to inject race. When you value the race of a politician above Christianity, Bible values, and morality, it is racism.
- Ignorance of Scripture: Preachers today do not know the Bible. Many no longer believe it is the inspired Word of God. They have crafted their sermons from pagan writers, motivational speakers and secular music lyrics. They do not pray and search the scriptures. Instead they research pop culture.
This is why they are ignorant of their calling to be watchmen over the flock of God. This ignorance of the Bible is why we hear them agreeing with atheists and secular humanists.
- Ignorance of America: They do not value America. They have forgotten the way God worked in our history. Linked to this ignorance of America is their ignorance of the threat to her existence. They do not understand what moral awakenings have meant to the United States. Since they are ignorant of this miracle called America, they are also ignorant of the urgency for revival.
- Apathy: Two extremes create apathy; one is self-sufficiency and the other is total discouragement. When ministers have too much or too little, they say, “What is the use in trying anymore?” One has given up because they don’t need the drama. The other has given up because they believe it is hopeless.
Even though the causes are totally opposite, the result is the same: A nation dies because leaders cannot muster the necessary outrage to take appropriate action.
- Competition: Many preachers do not see their fellow ministers as brothers in arms. They see them as competition. They see them as predators of their people. Wanting the biggest church has blinded them to the fact that we are all in the same army; that we are on the same side. Some preachers actually relish the idea that their competitor is losing members and suffering loss.
So here is the bottom line. Our refusal to repent of these things, our rebellion against our duty to stand as one voice against the evil of our government, will cost us the nation.
I am not the man to unify the leaders. It is quite possible that someone reading this is the person to make it happen. As I said at the very beginning, we could wipe out the insanity of the White House in no time if we would stand together. If we do not, we will go down in history as the worst generation of preachers in American History.
“But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, ‘Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.’”- Acts 5:19, 20.
Why Donald Trump is not going to go way
By Mario Murillo
There is a segment of the population that has been ridiculed, rebuked and ordered to shut up for so long that the media literally forgot they existed. For as long as I can remember, just calling someone racist, homophobic, jingoistic or elitist was enough to end their political career.
The reign of terror is over. The reign ended when they delivered their famous knockout punch and the Donald didn’t flinch. He called the media’s bluff.
Now before you take this as an endorsement of Donald Trump let me explain my real intention. I want to show you that Donald Trump is modeling a lesson that the American church desperately needs to learn.
Here are 4 big reasons why Trump is not going away:
1. He never called all Mexicans rapists and murderers. The forgotten millions who live in America and play by the rules and pay taxes know exactly what Trump said. No amount of spin will stop people from supporting him because they hear a message that is clear, common sense and in touch with what is really happening.
The media is suddenly no longer the frowning image on the big screen but the little man behind the curtain spinning the wheels. It turns out that the wizard of Oz (the media) is puny and vulnerable.
2.There is an illegal alien crime wave going on and the liberals accidentally leaked it. They tried desperately to hide the truth but it came out from one of their own. Over one million illegals have committed crimes in the U.S.
A report issued by the liberal Migration Policy Institute (MPI) further shreds Chuck Todd’s assertion on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday that he and his staff, “couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.” (See Brietbart news report this in the article beneath this one)
3. Mexico is a corrupt government that is dumping its criminals into the United States.
No rational person believes that the billionaire drug lord El Chapo escaped prison without help from the Mexican Government.
Not only this, but Mexico is deliberately dumping its criminal element on the American public. Millions upon millions of Americans know this and they have had enough.
Trump, has put a voice to what millions have been thinking, but were afraid to say it. He has not only said it, he has survived saying it. That changes everything.
He has called the media’s bluff and they are folding. None of the tactics, which the media uses to silence candidates, work on Trump. He says what he thinks and the polls keep rising in his favor.
Finally, don’t believe the lie that the Latinos will vote unanimously against Trump. The Latino community is diverse. There are many who came here legally. They know the thugs and they do not want them here either.
But it was Obama with his disgusting non reaction— the pathetic complicity of the media to Obama– to the murder of Kate Steinle, by an illegal who was deported several times that guaranteesTrump a vast following.
Trey Gowdy said “the president said that he saw Trayvon — in Trayvon Martin, he saw his son. Well, I can tell you, those of us who have daughters, saw our daughters in Kate Steinle. And he’s got two of them too, so at a minimum, he ought to pick up the phone and tell the Steinle family that ‘I grieve for you.’” Obama did not do this and galvanized the vast radical middle of America against illegal immigration.
Trump is teaching us a lesson about how to preach the Gospel in this corrupt and vicious environment. Tell the truth in love. If the audience doesn’t want to admit that it is said in love, so be it. We need to call Satan’s bluff and move forward a vast audience is waiting to hear from the church.
Here is a related story:
A report issued by the liberal Migration Policy Institute (MPI) further shreds Chuck Todd’s assertion on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday that he and his staff, “couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.”
Tucked inside a report about President Obama’s new amnesty is the estimation from this liberal think tank there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor.
The 820,000 figure is not an estimation of total crimes committed by illegal immigrants—which would be a much higher number—but only those illegal aliens successfully identified, arrested, tried, and convicted.
Combined with other statistical data points, however, the 820,000 figure gives us a way to examine the scope of total illegal alien crime. Even conservative assumptions produce harrowing conclusions, and demonstrate that there are likely millions of American victims of illegal alien predators.
First, the appendix in MPI’s report explains that it reached the 820,000 figure by “assuming unauthorized immigrants and lawful noncitizen immigrants commit crimes at the same rates.” While millions of Americans have been victimized by aliens with visas—the U.S. issues the majority of its visas to either unstable, poor, or violent countries.
MPI’s assumption is still overly-generous. The mere fact that illegal aliens are more likely to be young and male than aliens in general makes the assumption flawed. The true population of criminally-convicted illegals is almost certainly quite a bit higher.
But this still provides only a fractional snapshot of the total population of criminal illegal aliens. MPI’s estimation covers only those individuals caught, arrested, tried and convicted. But millions of crimes are committed that never result in a conviction.
For instance, less than half (48.9 percent) of violent felony arrests in New York City result in a conviction and sentence, according to a report from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The national “clearance rate” for homicides is 64.1 percent—meaning less than 2 in 3 murder cases results in the suspect even being arrested, let alone convicted. In Washington D.C., according to police data analyzed by The Washington Post, only 1 in 3 homicides results in a conviction.
What this means is that for the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have been found, caught, tried, and convicted, there are hundreds of thousands more illegal alien offenders on the loose who have never been successfully identified or convicted. This latter point is also important because it is the policy of the administration and Sanctuary Cities to free criminal aliens if convictions aren’t obtained—giving them ample opportunity to continued their crime spree. Of course, tens of thousands with convictions are freed as well.
The task of getting a conviction has only grown more difficult over time. AsThe Washington Times reports, “The national homicide “clearance rate” — that is, local police identifying and arresting killers — has slipped to 64.1 percent from more than 90 percent just 50 years ago.” The Washington Times explains that this marked decline is attributable in part to “higher closure standards and more crimes being committed by gangs and drug dealers who may have no local footprint and/or encourage ‘no snitch’ mentality.”
The liberal-leaning National Public Radio explains that this is especially true for crimes committed in communities likely impacted by immigration: “Since at least the 1980s, police have complained about a growing ‘no snitch’ culture, especially in minority communities. They say the reluctance of potential witnesses makes it hard to identify suspects.”
Low crime-to-conviction rates in general are likely greatly exaggerated for certain crimes committed by immigrants and especially illegal immigrants. Illegal lawbreakers not only have an extra incentive to flee to avoid trial in order to avoid deportation if convicted, but also can more easily do so. It stands to reason that a citizen charged with breaking into a car is less likely to flee the country than an illegal alien charged with the same. Many illegals also flee immediately, long before anyone comes looking for them.
As acclaimed Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald has documented, “In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide (which total 1,200 to 1,500) target illegal aliens. Up to two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens.”
This suggests that the enormous number of convictions for illegal aliens only points to a vastly larger number of alien criminals who evaded conviction any one of ways including fleeing the jurisdiction, fleeing the country or being shielded by large transnational gangs like MS-13.
Most Wanted Lists across the country point to the number of extremely violent and serious crimes where the immigrant perpetrator is at large. Moreover, the number of crimes per criminal is greater than 1. For instance, GAO found an average of 7 arrests per incarcerated alien. All told, this means there are certainly millions of Americans who are the victims of criminal acts by illegal aliens. Each and every one of these crimes could have been prevented had our laws been enforced.
Some federal lawmakers, however, have moved to eliminate those laws altogether. Under the Gang of Eight plan, introduced by Senators Rubio and Schumer, large numbers of criminal aliens would be made into U.S. citizens. As ICE Council President Chris Crane explained:
Senator Rubio left unchanged legislative provisions that he himself admitted to us in private were detrimental, flawed and must be changed. Legislation written behind closed doors by handpicked special interest groups which put their political agendas and financial gains before sound and effective law and the welfare and safety of the American public. As a result, the 1,200 page substitute bill before the Senate will provide instant legalization and a path to citizenship to gang members and other dangerous criminal aliens, and handcuff ICE officers from enforcing immigration laws in the future. It provides no means of effectively enforcing visa overstays which account for almost half of the nation’s illegal immigration crisis.
The Gang of Eight bill would also have tripled the number of green cards given to mostly poor immigrants from around the world, including the Middle East.
The tally of illegal immigrant crime does not measure the total number of crimes committed by immigrants. There are an additional 30-plus million immigrants in the country with visas, green cards or naturalization papers. These immigrants mostly arrived as part of the Ted Kennedy-backed 1965 immigration law, which offered up tens of millions of American visas to people from the world’s poorest and least developed nations. Crimes committed by individuals with a Kennedy-created visa would be in addition to crimes committed by immigrants without visas. The top countries of origin for both aliens with visas and aliens without visas tend to be the same.
For instance, the Islamic terrorist who murdered the Marines in Chattanooga was here as part of this ever-increasing production of visas: Mohammad Abdulazeez was given a visa to come to the United States and then later handed citizenship documents before slaying five heroes in cold blood.
Finally, as Heather MacDonald observed, the children of immigrants commit crimes at higher rates: “between the foreign-born generation and their American children, the incarceration rate of Mexican-Americans jumps more than eightfold” causing her to observe: “unless we can prevent immigrants from having children, a high level of immigration translates to increased levels of crime.”
NAIROBI, Kenya — President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama’s first visit as president to his father’s homeland.
While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there’s one subject many Kenyans don’t want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage.
The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans.
“I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots,” said one resident of the capital city.
“Because he is our brother, we welcome him,” Peter, from Nairobi, said.
The president’s visit, however, is not without controversy.
Seven hundred Kenyan evangelical pastors have written an open letter asking the president not to come to their country and talk about the gay agenda.
Mark Kariuki is the key architect of that letter. He leads an alliance representing 38,000 churches and 10 million Kenyan Christians.
“We do not want him to come and talk on homosexuality in Kenya or push us to accepting that which is against our faith and culture,” Kariuki said.
Kariuki welcomes the president’s visit but says leave “the gay talk” in America.
“Let him talk about development; let him talk about cooperation; let him talk about the long-time relationship Kenya has had with America,” he said. “But about our beliefs and culture– keep off!”
Obama has used previous trips to Africa to urge governments to respect gay rights. Kariuki said the open letter is a warning to the president.
“The family is the strength of a nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed,” he said. “So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed!”
Pro-family activists took to the streets of Nairobi this month, urging President Obama to avoid the subject when he visits.
“Since Obama has a Kenyan descent, I think he should be more familiar with our culture. Africa has a conservative culture,” said one of the participants in the pro-family rally.
Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and 37 other African countries. In fact, Kenya’s penal code says any individual “who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” can face 14 years jail time.
Bishop Kariuki said he’ll fight to keep homosexuality a crime in Kenya.
“It is an abomination to God. Kenya is 82 percent Christian. So, as far as our conviction and our faith are concerned it is not a natural thing,” he said.
Top Kenyan politicians are also weighing in.
“God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women,” the country’s deputy president is quoted saying.
Another lawmaker warned, “We shall tell him to shut up and go home” if he talks about gay rights.
After June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in America, one Kenyan politician said allowing such a thing in her country would open “floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Many citizens have also taken to Twitter using the hashtag #KenyansMessageToObama to warn the president about spreading his gay agenda beyond America’s shores.
Meanwhile, Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.
“I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”