One million thanks

 

In a world instant gratification and video neurosis…this blog did something impossible…read what’s next!   In just 12 short months, one million people didn’t just view it…they read it!  When I began this blog 4 years ago, with the format that God told me to use, I could not see how it would succeed.  Now the total readership is in the millions.  A million thanks for making 2016 an explosive success.

By Mario Murillo

My nerves were frazzled the first time I sat down to write something called a blog.  I argued with God.  I could not see how it would succeed. I knew there would be a firestorm over the things I was compelled to say.  I was right about the firestorm.

Now millions have read the blog in virtually every nation of the world.  Every day we are amazed at the impact of this little blog.

Check out this excerpt from the first time we spoke out:

“The America we once knew has been taken away.  It happened overnight.   Because America has changed ministries must change the way that they relate to this new nation.

Government has become our national God.   This new God is waging an incremental war on the Constitution.  The New York Times just called the U.S. Constitution an evil document that we should give up on.

Obamacare targets freedom of worship.  It forces Christian Institutions to violate their religious convictions.  Cardinal Dolan the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of New York calls it “an unwarranted, unprecedented radical intrusion.”

The White House met with Cardinal Dolan and several Bishops met with the White House to talk.   He said he was told to “shut up and accept the mandate.”

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It is time for the people of God to speak out on the danger of gun control.

Mass shootings have become the excuse to take away our guns.    Obama wants absolute power.

Mahatma Gandhi the great pacifist said, “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed that the greatest threat to liberty was not foreign invasion or domestic unrest but rather a standing army and a militarized police force that had no fear of inflicting tyranny upon the people.

If Government is our new God, Celebrities are our new pastors.

Ben Stein asked, “Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God?  There are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.”

Hollywood is the most powerful propaganda machine in history and it has declared war on our faith. 

Ministries must change how they relate to America.  1 Samuel 10: 6 Says, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.

Here is what I believe the occasion demands:

The Holy Spirit is saying we can publicly oppose government tyranny while still maintaining a loving witness.  Acts 16: 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.”  Paul had just led a jailor and several prisoners to Christ and now he turns around and exposes politicians who have broken the Roman Bill of Rights.

We must accept the fact that there is a new generation that has no Christian orientation. “And also all that generation was gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, who knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10

We must lay a new foundation of faith in America.  We must preach the central doctrines of our faith. The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.”

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The big question now is what does the church do now that Trump is president?  In new blogs I will open my heart to you about the radical steps the church must take to seize this greatest soul winning opportunity in our lifetime.  Once again we must change the way we relate to government.

I know we need fresh fire.  Prayer, repentance and waiting for new orders are the keys for the American church in 2017.

One thing is certain…success will not tame this blog.  It will continue to keep its edge.  It will continue to provoke, stretch and force minds to think and hearts to examine themselves.

Michelle Obama did not learn hope and humility as first lady

 

Former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming once said, “Those who travel the high road of humility will not be troubled by heavy traffic.”

That descriptive and funny line came to mind after I heard what first lady Michelle Obama told Oprah Winfrey last week in a TV interview. Because of Donald Trump’s election, she told the former talk show host, “We are feeling what not having hope feels like.”

She couldn’t prove that by the polls. A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that 59 percent of voters are “optimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president.” Sixty-six percent of respondents said they believed he would create jobs, 52 percent said they believe Mr. Trump’s policies will help the economy, 53 percent expressed confidence he will take the country in the right direction, and 49 percent think Mr. Trump will be either a “great” president or a “good” president.

 Michelle Obama’s hubris that only her husband could provide hope, despite the unpopularity of his policies (his personal popularity remains high), may be why St. Paul cautioned: “Do not think more highly of yourself than you ought.” (Romans 12:3). Pride is the first sin, which leads to all others.

Anyone who puts faith in a politician to make his or her life better is worshipping a false god. Politicians can make your life worse by overtaxing your income, overregulating your business and conducting foreign policy in ways that put America’s security at risk, but the qualities that improve any life — a good education, strong work ethic, self-control, taking personal responsibility for one’s actions, obeying the law, developing good character — these are virtues over which government has little influence.

Politicians promote faith in themselves because it helps their careers and feeds their egos. When was the last time you heard a politician say only you can make your life better by the choices you make? Have you ever heard a politician say, “We are clearing the field of liberty as much as we can so that you have the best opportunity to succeed at whatever you believe your gifts qualify you for”?

An American Holocaust

We are in a holocaust—if ever there was one.   Christians cannot be neutral anymore…God will not allow it.   When you and I wake up on Wednesday November 9th America will have either been saved or destroyed.  My only chance—for the rest of my life—to speak out is between now and November 8th.

I must muster all my strength, communication abilities and influence to intervene against the most disastrous mistake Americans will ever make.

Some still believe this election is about politics.  It left that realm long ago. This is a battle between good and evil.  Each day I must point out the evil. I must do it without regard to readership, reputation or even personal safety.

Each day I will expose the evil. Today I want to target Christian complacency about abortion. Here is what God is saying to American Christians complacent about abortion:

Isaiah 1: 11 “I am sick of your sacrifices. Don’t bring me any more of them. I don’t want your fat rams; I don’t want to see the blood from your offerings. 12-13 Who wants your sacrifices when you have no sorrow for your sins? The incense you bring me is a stench in my nostrils. Your holy celebrations of the new moon and the Sabbath, and your special days for fasting—even your most pious meetings—all are frauds! I want nothing more to do with them. 14 I hate them all; I can’t stand the sight of them. 15 From now on, when you pray with your hands stretched out to heaven, I won’t look or listen. Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear, for your hands are those of murderers; they are covered with the blood of your innocent victims.”

No nation can make murder a “right.” If the church cannot see that we are doomed.  Pastors have crossed a deadline. Believers have crossed a deadline.  We have become reminiscent of the German church who tacitly accepted Jews going into ovens.   Ministers in America have conditioned us in church to accept abortion as a disturbing but acceptable practice.

We disapprove but we are not outraged.  Natural outrage would have us convulsing in horror. Yet, many see no problem with voting to let it continue.

Here’s a way to see how far gone we are: I will be labeled an extremist for this blog! As Erika Andersen said, “If you want to play the “extremist” game, that’s fine. What’s more extreme? Believing every life is inherently valuable and deserves a chance from the very first heartbeat at 30 or so days in — or choosing to end the life of a viable baby in a procedure which, if you saw it on video, would probably make you say it’s not okay anymore?

Just as the Nazi ovens were kept out of sight, so Planned Parenthood hides their macabre procedures from us.  The raw brutality would sicken—and should sicken you.

I am convinced that something has happened in the heavenly realm.  God has declared enough is enough. Heaven is roaring divine sorrow and wrath!  We have crossed a deadline.  We are no longer excused.

If black lives truly mattered, abortion would be the first thing to go…in some cities black babies make up almost 80% of abortions.

Hillary is not just an abortion advocate–she is an abortion radical.   Open your eyes! A special rage has awakened in heaven.  American Christians are going to vote—yet again for this holocaust to continue.  I believe that if they do, God will instantly heap on their personal life the just reward of their wickedness.

Hillary Clinton Blames Whites and cops

 

Hillary Clinton Blames Whites, Cops for Deaths of Young Black Men

Hillary Clinton used a CNN interview on Friday to completely embrace the Democrats’ claim that white people and cops must change to help reduce the number of African-Americans killed in tense exchanges with cops.

“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American  families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

I’m going to be talking to white people, we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” she said.

“We’ve got to figure out what is happening when routine traffic stops, when routine arrests, escalate into killings … Clearly, there seems to be a terrible disconnect between many police departments and officers and the people they have sworn to protect,” she said.

Federal policing guidelines are needed because “we have 18,000 police departments… [some of which need more training to] go after systemic racism, which is a reality, and to go after systemic bias,” she said. 

“We’ve got to start once again respecting and treating each other with the dignity that every person deserves,” she said.

The statement echoed a tweet from Friday morning. 

White Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day.

To win in November, Clinton need a high turnout of African-American voters. 

Neither Blitzer nor Clinton suggested that African-American communities have a role in reducing police-encounter deaths, which usually occur in tense engagements between a few cops and a few suspects with extensive criminal histories.

In general, young African-American men are far more likely to commit crimes than young white men, young Asian men or young Latino men. A November 2011 report by the Justice Department showed that young African-American men are just 1 percent of the population, yet are responsible for a disproportionate percentage of murders in the nation. 

Clinton suggested that people who disagree with her agenda are racists. “There is so much more to be done… we can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence, we need to be bringing people together … we need more love and kindness.”

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Bono Wants Christian Music To Get More Honest

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Bono Wants Christian Music To Get More Honest

The U2 musician said that he sees a “lot of dishonesty” in modern Christian music.

When U2 musician Bono reads the Psalms, a book of the Bible filled with ancient hymns, he sees the full range of human emotions: anger, irritation, sadness, bliss. While the Psalms have been a source of spiritual inspiration for himthroughout his life, Bono has much harsher words for contemporary Christian music.

Modern Christian worship music has often been critiqued for its mediocrity — the repetition of the same four chords, the same set of reliably inspirational words, and theological jargon that leaves outsiders bewildered.

Bono, who has become more outspoken about his Christian faith in recent years, is advocating for a return to the raw and honest emotion of the Psalms.

“The psalmist is brutally honest about the explosive joy that he’s feeling and the deep sorrow or confusion,” the singer said in Fuller Studio‘s newly released documentary“The Psalms.” “And I often think, ‘Gosh, well, why isn’t church music more like that?’”

The singer’s comments in the film were part of a wide-ranging conversation he had with Eugene Peterson, a pastor and scholar who is best known for “The Message,” a translation of the Bible into contemporary language. The film documents the friendship between the unlikely pair, who were drawn together by their common interest in this ancient book of the Bible.

Peterson talked about how his translation of the Psalms are as close as he could get to the original meaning of the text.

“It’s not smooth, it’s not nice, it’s not pretty, but it’s honest,” Peterson said. “I think we’re trying for honesty, which is very, very hard in our culture.”

Bono agreed that honesty was hard to find in modern Christian culture. In fact, he said that he found “a lot of dishonesty” in modern Christian art.

“I would love if this conversation would inspire people who are writing these beautiful… gospel songs, write a song about their bad marriage. Write a song about how they’re p—–d off at the government. Because that’s what God wants from you, the truth,” Bono said. “And that truthfulness …. will blow things apart.”

“Why I am suspicious of Christians is because of this lack of realism,” he continued. “And I’d love to see more of that — in art and in life and in music.”

4 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IF SHE WINS

 

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4 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IF SHE WINS

By Mario Murillo

It does not take a prophet to predict that Hillary will do irreparable harm.  That likely hood is well supported by a shipload of scandals, criminal acts and an endless trail of lies.    No sane person believes that she will automatically reverse course and be a decent competent president.

Hillary will destroy America with stunning finality.   For anyone pining to see the demise of America…Hillary is the ideal next step.  She is Obama 3.0…and something worse.

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How she is worse is seen in a simple comparison.  Obama is a malice-driven ideologue.  His passion is to dismantle the United States.  His hate for America, Christianity and Israel informs every policy.

Hillary is not an ideologue.  There are no code, any manifesto or core beliefs with this one.   She lusts for power.  She will say and do anything in order to hold on to power.  Even her marital martyrdom to a serial adulterer is all for show to keep her in the game.

If she is elected president there are 4 things that will happen.  There is no maybe in this—these 4 things are guaranteed to take place.

 Economic collapse: She will continue secular progressive bloodletting.  She will increase addiction to government handouts.   We are nearing $20 trillion in debt.  Under her influence we will reach economic critical mass:  a debt we can never pay off.  America’s standard of living will never recover.

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Moral nuclear winter:   Islam and immorality will enjoy widespread appeal as despair overtakes the nation.    The rights of Churches, Christian hospitals and colleges will be wiped out.  Free speech will evaporate.  Believers will be unable to move up in corporations or will be fired for their faith.    She will also abandon Israel with the same heartless ease that she abandoned the Americans in Benghazi.

Violence and death will overtake our children:   Discard morals—throw God out—honor debauchery and you will turn entire urban areas into killing fields.  The disregard that Obama engendered toward police will become outright rejection of law and order under Hillary.  Crimes will not be reported.  Guns will be confiscated leaving the average citizen utterly helpless.

She will also import criminals and terrorists.  Obama opened the borders—she will open the floodgates.  The cops will be hog-tied and violent offenders will avoid prosecution.

We will lose our Constitution:  Hillary has already boasted that she will exceed Barack Obama’s use of executive orders.  She will add justices to the Supreme Court that favor her mission to sidestep the constitution of the United States when it interferes with her ambitions.    She has repeatedly said that she wants to rewrite parts of the Constitution.

If she wins—historians will not ask “how did Barack Obama get elected” or even “how on earth did they reelect him?”  They will ask: “Why did they guarantee the death of the nation by electing Hillary Clinton?”

Trump is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson


Trump is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson

By Mario Murillo

No he is not a fascist.  No he is not racist.  No, he does not think most Mexicans are rapists.  No, he does not want to herd Muslims into camps.  No I am not campaigning for him for president. If you believe any of that—save us both time and skip this blog. This blog is about how he is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson.

Trump got the same say-this-and-die memo that the leftist media issues to all candidates. He refused to comply.   They hate him because he did not have the decency to die.   They have thrown everything at him and not only does he live—his poll numbers rise.

The state-sponsored media and the professional politicians are so desperate that they have been forced to take extreme measures.  Hollywood stars are threatening to leave America.  (They raise our hopes but never leave.)  RINOs are saying they’ll vote for Hillary.  This only makes them sound insane.

Trump met the Obamanable newsman and defeated it.   The corrupt, idiopathic spin machine of the left—which has gagged common sense, free exchange of ideas, for so long — is DOA.    MSNBC gave up and now rants about Star Wars being racist because Darth Vader is black.

What is the lesson to the church in America—especially pastors?

1 Trump says what everyone is thinking but is afraid to say. Who knew that you could say what Trump says and get away with it? No one knew until he said it. 

That is a very important thought.  Because preachers withhold vital truth based on fearful images of what might happen and not on actual crisis.

Pastors are afraid to tackle hot-button issues.  However, the Barna Group was not afraid to ask thousands of Christians and here is what they wished their pastor would preach on.

-91% want their pastor to take a public stand on abortion.

-86% want them to address the persecution of the church.

-85% want them to confront dependency on government programs.

-83% want them to speak out about restoring morals.

-82% want to know their position on traditional marriage.

Should you take a stand?  If God be for you…who can be against you?  The Bible demands it…the people want it…and God will mightily bless it.refuse

2. Trump doesn’t need your money. Trump does not study his donors. He lays out his convictions and people rally behind him.  He does not cater to special interests.  He will not get off a subject he believes in for fear that it will hurt his income.  He believes—in the end—truth will prevail.

How much more should men and women of God believe that God is their source?  Vessels of the Holy Spirit should not be hostages to boards or big tithers who have an agenda.   Truth is truth. Jesus Christ will finance His ministers.

3. He forces the question. Trump does not just disagree with Obama. He does not just rant against Obama…he forces the question.   He will not let secular progressives off the hook.   He makes them explain their stupidity.  Trump rips the mask off of a game that both Democrats and Republicans have played in Washington  for years.  He calls them on their waste, fraud and incompetence–dares them to deny it–and leaves them standing there without excuse.insert 3

Take our approach to millennials as an example.  We will not force the question on them.   We treat them with kid gloves—we allow them to terrorize the church.  We have no promise that they will ever make a commitment.

I am sick of the catering to millennials.  I am weary of those who withhold truth from them. They are not are some kind of exotic cupcake. They are young—they are afraid—and just like any youth that have ever lived–they need reality.  BOOM.

Elijah forced the question in 1 Kings 18…”How long will you halt between two opinions?”  Preachers need to force the question.  How long should a lukewarm congregation teeter between rot and revival?   Force the question!   Why can’t we have miracles in our services?  Force the question!   Do you want me to be a real pastor or a game show host?   Force the question!

4.Trump projects a vision of greatness. Donald Trump says “I want America to be great again…you got a problem with that?”   Love him, hate him, but understand why this statement resonates with millions.

It exposes his opponent’s true colors.  They do not want America great again.  They want us to fall in line with the one world government.  Manhood has been sissified by radical feminists… personal initiative has been beaten down by socialism…and Universities have become a course in self-pity.

Millions of believers are done with sermons…they want voices that declare that the Church can be great in America again—that the Gospel is too priceless to cheapen and too powerful to give an apology.  All of this was done to make us needy and compliant.

Bottom line:  I believe that a majority of preachers in America have two sermons:  The one they are preaching and the one they want to preach.  But, it is even worse than that—they have the sermon they are preaching, and the one that God wants them to preach.

Trump has no promise that the Holy Spirit will come behind him and confirm his words.  Trump has no anointing for signs and wonders.  If he then…can stand on his convictions and boldly go where no politician has gone before—then how much more should we be wholly given over to truth and dynamic acts of defiance and faith.