Is God giving us a second national miracle?

Abolish air travel. Pay the masses not to work. Spend 20 trillion dollars. Ban meat. Shut down the energy producing companies. Get rid of all private insurance companies. Give free health care and college to all illegals.  Kill babies after they are born. We are watching Democrat leaders utter complete madness with a straight face. Why?
A strange shift is occurring. All the loony ideas the Democrat party used to stifle and share only among themselves in smoky back rooms are now front and center. It seems they can’t help themselves. Even when they know it damages them, they keep talking crazy. Even when they are presented with incontrovertible facts, they hold to insane policies.
On January 24th, when the left seemed ready to bring down Trump I wrote this: “God will allow lies to grow to such an extreme that it will soon nauseate Americans. The glorification of perversion, the bullying of children, the parade of insane ideas will fill the vat and sicken America. God will see to this.” Now it is happening.

Trump thundered, “America will never be a socialist nation!” and a stunning 76% approved of his speech according to CBS. This, alongside the left’s plunge into lunacy, started the shift. Rasmussen showed another result: a 52% approval rating for President Trump.
Then Beto O’Rourke’s rally in Texas was an omen. It tested weirdness. Weirdness lost. For a long time, the draft Beto movement said America wanted this stuff.  Beto’s competing rally drew about 900 people compared to Trump’s 35,000+. Beto offered nothing substantive, and had Mexican flags waving. That was the end any hope that he or his ilk could be elected president.
Something else is causing a shift. Today’s headlines read “major cities are turning into uninhabitable hell holes of open drug use and human waste.” These are cities run by Democrats.
Moreover, the radical rules that Democrats created to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the Supreme court are coming back to haunt them. The top 3 Democrats in Virginia are being asked to leave office.

Most experts agree that the Democrat Party has begun to alienate mainstream America. Why don’t they care? I believe it is because of God. I believe we are seeing an answer to prayer. The Bible says, “2 Thessalonians 2:10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie…”
I am not saying that is a direct fulfillment of those verses. I am saying we are seeing a type of that judgement at work right now. Are we watching a good old fashioned, Old Testament event like when God confused the enemies of Israel and divided them among themselves? I say yes.
Here’s the post where I predicted that this would happen   https://mariomurilloministries.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/a-lying-spirit/
You remember the first miracle we saw the night that Trump was elected. Every media outlet except Fox News guaranteed a Clinton victory.  As the evening wore on, a shift began to take place. None of the liberal newscasters could believe it. Soon their dismissive expressions turned to dismay as the seemingly impossible was happening right before their eyes.
Are we watching God give us a second national miracle? As the Mueller investigation stumbles into oblivion with nothing to show for the millions they wasted—as the tide turns in what only a couple of weeks ago seemed a devastating time for Trump and Republicans—are we seeing prayer being answered right before our eyes?
Now is the time for mass soul winning because a threat to our freedom has been set back. This is no time for overconfidence or apathy. New threats are coming. This is a moment to seize through prayer and action.

 

Pastors opposing Trump

Notable Christian leaders who did not speak out against Obama have now chosen to speak out against Trump.  Specifically they claim Trump’s  immigration policy is anti-Christian.

It makes zero sense.  Let’s begin with their silence on Obama. Obama was loading our children with debt.  Obama was the most hostile president to the Bible in history.  Obama fought for late term abortion.

Obama opened the Pandora’s Box of political correctness that has the racists calling everyone else racist, and the fascists calling everyone else fascists.  Obama is why our universities are a sick joke of intellectual dishonesty. You gave a pass to the man who was trying to drive the church underground.

Now you oppose Trump–the first president to address the March for Life.  Now you attack the president who finally stood up to the hideous Johnson Amendment that took away your free speech.  You use that newly won free speech to attack Trump.

The most devastating charge is this: you actively told your people not to vote for Trump.  Had you been successful—Hillary would be president today.

Now, dear pastors, you have moved on to attacking Trump’s immigration policies.  You don’t want a wall; you believe Jesus taught open borders.  That means that you have swallowed the Kool Aid of the left.

You are siding with sanctuary cities.  You are allowing a system that protects killers.  This one hits home to me because just recently in Reno where I live, an illegal immigrant murdered 4 people.

You are siding against your own congregation.  You are condoning flooding the labor market with unskilled labor even as robots replace workers. This impacts the life of the people you swore to serve.  You are blatantly contradicting yourselves claiming to be their pastor even as you help make their lives harder and more dangerous.

You once hid behind a bad exegesis of Romans 13 to justify your silence against bad government.  When you finally grew a conscience and realized civil disobedience is scriptural you waste it on the wrong argument.

I love you as my brothers, sisters and coworkers in Christ, but on this point you need to be publicly challenged.  Examine your argument and see if it is the one that is false and unchristian.

Illegals have killed and they will kill again.  Democrats only want them here for their vote.  Ask God if you are not pawns in their game.

Lastly, is a wall and a secure border unchristian?  Let’s ask Jesus.  “But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.” –Matthew 24:43

 

Working for those who hate him

Thoughts that hit me during the state of the union address: Donald Trump is working to improve the lives of those who hate him.  As the endless list of improvements he has made rolled over the audience it struck me…there were people there who hate him so much that nothing he could ever do will satisfy them.  Even his calls for unity are totally rejected and will be no matter what.

The miracle is that he keeps on going, fighting to make life safer and better, even if you hate him. Wow.

He has kept every promise he could keep. He has proven his sincerity to help all Americans and yet they hate him and shamelessly sat there and refused to acknowledge anything he has done.

He is making life better for women even though many on the left refuse to see it.  He risks being hated, embraces the hate and keeps working for those who despise him.  He is working to make life better for every demographic group that is calling for his removal and even his death.

Now humor me as I engage is some sarcasm:

-Even though only 8% of blacks voted for him and many black leaders vilify him, he is working to reduce crime, fix crumbling streets and buildings and bring real jobs and real hope to the inner city…I can see why you hate him.

-He is working to improve the lives of women.  He built a multi-billion-dollar empire on a system of merit that promoted men and women equally.  Because of him, the workplace is becoming family friendly with maternity leaves.  Companies are giving women bonuses because of the strong economy.  I can see why you hate him.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

He got government off the back of small business—women are the fastest growing group of small business owners.  I can see why women don stupid hats and cuss him out and call him Hitler.

The President is working for the environmentalists who hate him.  Everyone knows the future is in renewable energy but we need a bridge to that future.  Environmentalists want to shut down all fossil fuels and create calamity for the rest of us—especially poor people.  They remind me of the new-age midwives who want women to give birth cold-turkey just to feel all the pain.

These elitist environmentalists don’t have to drive a semi to feed their family.  They will fly around in private jets polluting the air while they lecture the poor fighting to get to work in the only car they can afford.  Refusing to build this bridge to renewable energy is a great way to kill the mother and the baby.  I can see why you hate him.

He is working for poor Americans by securing our borders.  When a criminal or a terrorist enters our country where do they go?  They immediately set up shop in the inner city.  They take the jobs from those who need them most—they plan their mischief in the ghetto.  I can see why inner-city Americans hate Trump…he is putting them first.

When will you wake up from your liberal media induced coma?  Obama had eight years to make black lives matter in Chicago.  He could have sent in the national guard and stopped the killing.  He was more concerned about Syrian refugees than American refugees from violence—I can see why you loved Obama.

An overwhelming number of millennials lived in your parent’s basement under Obama.  Now you don’t.  He put way more energy into putting a man in the women’s restrooms than to putting you in a real career.

And finally, to all of you celebrity Pastors still afraid of support Trump because he is not “pastor” material, let me say this: Would you stay in a church where half of the people lied about you every day and wanted you out.  Would you—knowing there were greener pastures, a bigger church with a higher salary and more adulation—stay and serve?  Yeah I see why you look down on Trump.

Government work?  Trump didn’t need it.  But tell me, where else could Obama have gone?  Can you see Barack trying to build a business in New York City?  He couldn’t do anything but government…and, in my opinion, he was deplorable in government—buttressed by the fantasies of the liberal left.  Again, I can see why you credit Obama for our current economic boom and you hate Trump.

With all bias against him and the massive unfairness heaped on him…Trump still wants to make America great.  How easily—Mr. celebrity pastor—could Trump say, “the heck with all this, I don’t need this for me and my family.”

There are many areas Donald Trump needs to grow spiritually but in one area he has zoomed ahead of most preachers: Matthew 5: 44 “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you…”

If this doesn’t galvanize outrage.

If this doesn’t galvanize national outrage, I know God will judge us. Not gradually, not down the road, but right away. I believe we will see destruction on a scale we never dreamed imaginable. I believe heaven will revoke our right to exist as a nation.

The Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam—a medical doctor—said, if a fully formed baby survives an abortion attempt the baby should lay on the table until the mother decides to kill it or let it live. I quote: “If a mother is in labor…the infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother” But it gets even worse…

This came from a centrist democrat. He is not known to be part of the wacko wing of his party. They have come this. He is declaring the mainstream opinion of the democrat party. What we have here is a defining moment. We are faced with a political party that sounds like a sociopathic butcher. They believe a wall is immoral but letting an infant die on a table is progressive.

We have left the realm of speculation. They blaspheme the very definition of civilization. They have—in my opinion—less decency than a Satanist Priest offering human sacrifice. At least the devil worshiper is not couching their depravity in polite terms.

Let me explain where we are: New York has legalized a form of ritual murder of innocents—a ritual unknown among savages. The Governor of Virginia echoes his approval in order to spread this sadism to Virginia. There is nothing left to think about. There is no place here for neutrality. This a clear choice between God and Satan.

Silence in the face of this unspeakable evil, is itself evil. Our theological differences don’t matter now. Every church must voice its outrage. Every pulpit must thunder its outrage. You must take a stand on this debauchery or stain your soul.

I have been a minister for 50 years. I saw the free love and leftist joy ride of the 1960’s. But I have never seen Americans plunge to this level of evil. I have never believed judgement on America was inevitable. Now I am forced to change my stance.

Judgement will come if all decent Americans do not find the requisite outrage—do not act as a single voice of condemnation to the most shameful, wicked, and repugnant practice in American history.

Call who ever you have to call. Write whatever letter you have to write. Preach whatever sermon you have to preach. Take a stand or lose your country.

A Lying Spirit

Mr. President stand your ground. Child of God hold on just a little longer. God is about to judge a lying spirit that is blanketing America.

The Left has moved from lies to outright lies. The left has moved from backing down when they are caught lying, to not caring if they are caught.

Mario, why are so many being fooled right now? Why is light called dark and dark light? Why is evil and hate called good while truth and love are called evil? Is it possible for a lying demon to blind the masses? Is there a time when minds can be manipulated en masse? Yes!  The Bible calls it a lying spirit.

In fact, that spirit can come by the direction of God in order to judge people for their wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 says, “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

That lying spirit is seen in Acts 8: 9 “But there was a certain man called Simon, who previously practiced sorcery in the city and astonished the people of Samaria, claiming that he was someone great, 10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the great power of God.”

But God stirred me deeply and said that the lying spirit that possesses the left to lie and persecute their enemies—including the president, will be judged.  What will that judgement look like?

God will allow lies to grow to such an extreme that it will soon nauseate Americans. The glorification of perversion, the bullying of children, the parade of insane ideas will fill the vat and sicken America. God will see to this. Not only this, but He will bring high profile liars to an end. He will do this right on time.  Again, child of God hold on! Mr. President stand your ground!

The condition of America at this moment mirrors 1 Kings 22.  Ahab king of Israel wants to talk Jehoshaphat king of Judah into joining him in battle to win back Ramoth Gilead from Syria. Though willing, Jehoshaphat wants to be sure God is in this venture.

Ahab summons 400 prophets. They all say that victory is assured. Jehoshaphat is bothered by the mass agreement and asks if there is one more prophet. Ahab’s response says it all: “There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.”-1 Kings 22:8

They send a man to go get Micaiah.  What this messenger says to the prophet is like holding up a mirror up to current America: “Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement.”-1 Kings 22: 13

Right now there is only one message allowed, only one viewpoint can be spoken. Deviate from that and you will labeled a racist, homophobe and an Islamophobe.  They will make things up to discredit those who oppose.

Now witness the man of God giving the proper response to this indecent request: “And Micaiah said, ‘As the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me, that I will speak.’” That must be our conviction right now!

Now we come to one of the greatest moments of courage in history. Micaiah walks into a scene of crushing intimidation.  Two kings wearing royal robes sit on thrones staring down at him. One has murder in his eyes. Around him are 400 false prophets who have all given the exact same “word from the Lord.” A vast crowd overflows the royal hall.  A dead silence falls when Ahab orders the prophet to prophesy.

Think about it. Micaiah tells Ahab he will be killed in the battle for Ramoth Gilead. It goes even deeper. He reveals to Ahab that a lying spirit who has put lies in the mouth of all the prophets. This is the judgement of God—to fool Ahab to go to his death.

This deception is so deep that even telling Ahab about it will not stop him. Micaiah says in verse 23, “Therefore look! The Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and the Lord has declared disaster against you.” Ahab is seduced by his audience of prophets.  He goes to war.  A random arrow finds a kink in his armor. He dies right on schedule.

Beloved, don’t think for one moment that this web of lies will decide the nation’s fate. The enemies of God looked invincible in 1 Kings 22. The lies looked unstoppable.  Yet, the mighty God acted.  Believe me the lying spirit on our nation will be judged.

Do you think God isn’t feeling the prayers of millions of His own in America?  Pray and you will get confirmation that what I say is true.  Hold on Mr. President. The polls are lying. The threats are lies. The hand of God is about to destroy the lies!

Obama still weakens the church

Critics falsely accuse Trump of making the world more dangerous.  The truth is, it was Obama—with his foreign policy of weakness and capitulation—that intensified international tensions.
Obama continually gave things away, getting nothing in return but contempt for America.
He also made life more dangerous by leaving behind operatives in every aspect of government who are fiercely loyal to him. They carry his hatred toward so many aspects of our way of life.
Trump on the other hand—by refusing to accept anything but victory—defused the danger level of the world.  He also is rooting out weakness in government. It is his direct attack on the deep state, more than anything else that has unleashed the rage being poured on Trump.
Obama’s weak approach to crisis is the bane of leftist thinking.  Underneath, is the belief that victory is not possible. The best they can hope for is a tenuous treaty.  Nothing is settled.  The undercurrent of defeatism ran through all his policies…he found a half-cure for everything.
Our social programs do not imagine full recovery for anyone. That is why they are riddled with drugs and defeatist therapies. That is why they despise Bible solutions to moral and physical problems.
I know you may find this to be fantastic but none the less it is true. You would be shocked how many ministers hold Obama as a hero and worship his defeatist style.
Tragically, the church learned Obama’s way of making things more dangerous.  The trend in church is to get people to like us better.   Ironically, it only made them hate us more.
This explained defeatist preaching that withholds scripture, repentance and the promise of becoming a new creation. Modern ministers too often have become the great disablers. Their programs inflate dependency every bit as much as government programs.
Arthur Matthews was an amazing man.  Decades before American Pastors began imitating Obama apology tours, and detente with evil, Matthews saw it coming:
“Old Testament examples of prayer at work portray most dramatically for us the believer’s authority over all the power of God’s enemies.  There is a finality that will not be gainsaid in the way the superior strength of alien armies is disposed of as God’s servants. This finality is not seen in the political bargaining that characterizes our day.  Compromises are made, peace treaties are signed, and the peacemakers move to other danger spots; but the fighting still goes on.  Are we allowing our disillusionment with the world’s acclaimed peacemakers to influence our thinking on spiritual warfare?  Are we really convinced our call is to spiritual welfare and peace through victory?”
It’s almost as if he is asking, “are you acting like Obama with the things of God?”

Christian leaders need to examine themselves for this hypocrisy.   Ask yourself, “have I condemned Obama’s defeatist approach while practicing my own version of it?”
Another examination should center around outcomes.  If the intended goal of the “user friendly church” was to reduce hostility, then why—under their watch—has hostility towards Christians, and laws banning religious freedoms increased dramatically?
They didn’t hate us like this when we preached boldly.  It is possible they instinctively felt contempt for our compromise?  They respectfully disagreed back then, but are repulsed by us now.
Nowhere is this defeatism more glaring, than in the attitude of the church at large, towards prayer and revival.
They don’t really believe prayer and revival can change our world.  They don’t pray as if prayer had power to change society.  They don’t preach revival because they can’t imagine it happening to their people. They see their congregations as coddled masses not willing to pay the price for revival.
Trump shows us that peace through victory means calling someone’s bluff.  Trump did that to Iran when they threatened us with end of the world if we walked away from that hideous agreement Obama made.  It was all talk.
Christians leaders must learn to do that with Satan.  Call his bluff.  Tell him he’s the defeated one!  Behave like Jesus won on the Cross.  Christian leaders must do that with culture.  Call the bluff of all those experts who insist we must alter our message to change society.
Listen again to Arthur Matthews: “In any situation where Satan dominates and threatens, God looks for a man through whom he may declare war on the enemy.  He purposes that through this man Satan be served notice to back up, pack up, and clear out.”

Peace through victory calls the devil’s bluff on the biggest level.  It declares that the Earth can still be enveloped by a massive act of God.
By holding to a policy of peace through victory, Trump has already seen results no one could have imagined.  It is time for Christian leaders to repent of their defeatism and embrace the power of prayer to make tangible changes in the hearts of men and women and to impact world events.
Arthur Matthew said, “It is the man who prays who exercises supremacy even over international situations.  Men are going to have to acknowledge the peace will not be brought through politicians, but through the intercessor who has learned to wage spiritual warfare and wins peace over the principalities and powers in high places.”
P.S  Pray for our president.

WHY IT WILL BACKFIRE

Emboldened by overstated victories, and the madness of the media, the Democrat party will persecute the church with abandon.  I believe we’ll see it almost immediately. The mood—the one that pleases people when Christians are harassed and blamed, is upon us.  I am warning you it’s about to spike, and the mindless ferocity of it will surprise you.

A moment like this is recorded in the Book of Acts: Acts 12:1-3, “Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. 2 Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also.”

As I prayed, I experienced colliding emotions of dread and excitement.  The Holy Spirit made it clear that persecution against Christians is going to spike in the United States in the next few months.  He also made it clear that this would touch off a towering flow of miracles of healing.

Satan wants America destroyed.   It is the grand prize.  With America gone, the devil can unleash worldwide devastation.   But the global tyranny that he craves cannot happen until the American firewall is removed.

He also knows that he can only destroy America from within.  Somehow, he must pit us against each other. 

The only deterrent to civil war at this point is Christianity.  Notice that I do not say the church, I say Christianity.  The church is sidelined by equal parts division and denial.  The Christianity seeping out despite religion is the only thing protecting us.

The devil’s weapon of choice is hate.  He must foment hate.  Today, that hate is coming from the very people claiming to be fighting hate: secular progressives, and social justice warriors.  You have seen how the things that were once loving, moral and trustworthy, including marriage, manhood, military service, freedom of speech, witnessing, the Bible and, yes, freedom itself, are now hateful.

 

God has been lovingly warning the American Church.  He has repeatedly ordered the church to stand as one against immorality, but she has flatly refused.  God now reserves the right to use persecution to wake up the church and spare the nation.

Is there any good news in this?  There is much good news, but only for a certain group.  The core of Christians who refuse to side with the compromised church, and who are seeking Jesus, will be protected and used mightily.  Persecution will backfire!

The boomerang effect is seen in ancient Israel.  Exodus 1:12 says “But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites.”

After Herod arrested Peter, an angel appeared and brought him out.  This miracle ignited the church.  I am telling you what the Holy Spirit has told me.  Every vessel that seeks God right now will receive greater power and greater miracles.

Call it legend, call me crazy, but I know that this wave of persecution is here.  We can turn it all around.  We can regain lost ground.  Those who disobey God cannot escape this misery and those who obey God will granted special grace and increased supernatural power.

Paul wrote to a worried Philippian church to tell them about the shock outcome of his imprisonment.  It serves as a promise to us of what is about to happen as a result of persecution in America.

Philippians 1:12 “And I want you to know this, dear brothers: Everything that has happened to me here has been a great boost in getting out the Good News concerning Christ. 13 For everyone around here, including all the soldiers over at the barracks, knows that I am in chains simply because I am a Christian. 14 And because of my imprisonment, many of the Christians here seem to have lost their fear of chains! Somehow my patience has encouraged them, and they have become more and more bold in telling others about Christ.”

Writing about the book of Acts Church Matthew Henry said this:  “The persecution that was designed to extirpate the church was by the overruling providence of God made an occasion of the enlargement of it. Christ had said, I am come to send fire on the earth; and they thought, by scattering those who were kindled with that fire, to have put it out, but instead of this they did but help to spread it.” Amen!