Right now a pastor is strangely restless about this Sunday. They feel a disturbance in the spirit realm. They may have just been awakened from sleep to get up, pray and make drastic changes. They are tossing out their prepared sermon and frantically writing something new. The same troubling is in the people. Something about this morning feels different—very different.
This is the Sunday after Easter and the attendance is supposed to be low. That’s why God thinks it’s perfect for the fire to fall. Ask me how I know.
This afternoon I felt a vicious attack of Satan—not just on me, it felt widespread. I dove into my prayer room to understand. The Holy Spirit explained that Satan can tell when he is about to suffer a great loss and it enraged him. He knows fire is coming to a church somewhere—this Sunday.
Then the Lord reminded me of the message He had me write called Small Churches God’s secret weapon. (You can use this link to read it) https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5rP
That was my first warning about what would happen this Sunday. The fuse may be something completely surprising. It may ignite at the first note of a song. A bold saint may march to the front and kneel and start praying. A complete stranger may walk in and ask of 5 minutes to address the people. The pastor might strike lightning in the pulpit and preach from a dimension the people will seize for revival.
No matter how it begins—look out! Weeping will come automatically. Repentance will appear without effort. Healings will stun the onlookers. The pure and righteous excitement of a true revival will capture the church.
Somewhere in America, the early symptoms of a divine takeover are already present. Today a church that thinks its small and perhaps unimportant, or even forgotten, is about to have heaven come down on them—a downpour of Glory.
This not just a warning, and a promise, it’s instructions. I am writing you instructions that are not mine…they are His. Do not do church as usual. Pastor God may order you to confess “we are the church where fire will fall this morning.” That simple declaration may be all it takes to touch off the explosion.
God is going to overrule the church schedule. There may be a total suspension of programs and extended meetings. Don’t try to bring in a guest unless you get a direct order. I leave you with these timeless instruction from R.A. Torrey:
“When any church can be brought to the place where they will recognize their need of the Holy Spirit, and take their eyes off from all men, and surrender absolutely to the Holy Spirit’s control, and give themselves to much prayer for His outpouring, and present themselves as His agents, having stored the Word of God in their heads and hearts, and then look to the Holy Spirit to give it power as it falls from their lips, a mighty revival in the power of the Holy Ghost is inevitable.”
What can we do about the demons that are strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down.
The Bible says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…2 Corinthians 10:4,5
The Bible says “cast down every high thing.” Most preaching and teaching today leaves the impression there is very little we can do. But that begs a question…
If we can’t tear down strongholds isn’t God is guilty of child abuse on a grand scale? He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled. The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to take up the mighty weapons of God.
Want to know why there is so little preached about actually taking ground back from the devil? Let me give an example. Remember the woman who shot up the Youtube offices? Her story will be buried because it doesn’t advance the narrative of the left. She had Muslim background. She was enraged over Youtube’s censorship and bias. Protecting Islam, and hiding their nationwide censorship is a priority.
Likewise, there are two elements in the modern church that must silence the message of victory over demons to stay in business. They are the therapeutic church, and the gloom and doom church.
The therapeutic church must focus on happy talk and self-fulfillment. Shaking up their comfort zones with talk of warfare threatens attendance. To survive, they must distract Christians to lesser goals and lower living. They are guilty of unwittingly helping the devil to keep the army of God powerless.
Gloom and doom preachers keep the church on the defensive by telling them to take cover. Fear sells books, conspiracy theories sell survival, not revival. Gloom and doom prophets—like good democrats—must cheer on global domination, global warming and global disasters to keep Christians buying. They do not equip you to confront and conquer evil because they don’t believe it’s possible.
Now I want to make you mad—not just mad—I want you to be infuriated at what Satan has done to America. He has built a machine—an evil, wicked, massive machine. Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter are working parts of this hideous mechanism. Other components include most of the print press and news media.
Another tentacle of this device is on campus. It’s there to poison young minds. The toxic cloud of indoctrination goes all the way down to grammar schools robbing children of their innocence.
The machine hates Christianity. It hates Israel. It hates the family and every form of Biblical truth. All subtly is gone. The Marxist insanity once whispered in back alleys now struts its stuff on main street.
So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now. That has been used to make Christians passive.
But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”
God has chosen to act in answer to prayer. He waits until His people rise and take their rightful place in the arena of battle. Young David saw the stalemate. No one challenged Goliath. David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God. God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored. Someone God can use to turn the tide of America.
If there is one question this blog asks it is this: Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down your life in order to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation?
Mario what should I do?
-Pray different than you do now. Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor. Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition. Do it the way Moses raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.
-Talk about God different than you do now. Why should you apologize? What you have works. What they have doesn’t work. Arm yourself with your testimony and the blood of the Lamb. Challenge the double standard. Why is Jesus the only thing this supposedly open-minded generation won’t talk about.
-Plan events that the Holy Spirit can use to bring revival. Azusa Street was a small effort that exploded into unimaginable proportions. How dare anyone think that your small meeting can’t be used in a massive way?
There are many more things we can do to get out of fear and get into a great victory. Here is the great promise : When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.
Should a preacher be an outspoken critic of government and politicians? Should soul winners take sides the political arena? When I first began doing it, the unanimous verdict was no. Now let me tell you an amazing story…
In 2011, I knew the greatest threat to America and the Gospel was going to come from Washington D.C. and Sacramento CA. The Holy Spirit led me to begin a blog and arm people with truth and Scriptural knowledge to combat the iron curtain that I saw coming down on our nation.
You would not believe the threats I got. Not just from left wing wackos, but from Christians. Church folk thought I was violating my calling and the left wingers said they were going to sick the IRS on me. Some leaders I really trusted blasted me for even thinking of doing this.
Seeking God about doing this blog, put me through unimaginable torment. I had to be sure I was right. My heroes, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Kathyrn Kuhlman, and David Wilkerson would have struggled with my decision. Then something really important dawned on me: Preachers must discern the times they live in.
Everyone one of my heroes did just that. They did things that had never been done before and they were brutally criticized for it. David Wilkerson for being photographed at a criminal trial for delinquents, Oral for going on television, Kathyrn for being a woman preacher…all of them broke new ground.
Then God gave me understanding of the time I lived in, and the ground I had to break. Let me explain it this way: say you are barbecuing in your back yard. There’s a fence between you and your neighbor. One day, after years of peaceful coexistence, your neighbor jumps the fence, and with a crazed look, charges your wife. He means harm. What do you do? Tell yourself it is unloving to attack the crazed neighbor?
Obama jumped the fence and went after the church. Now, the left never stays in their own yard. They continually attack our freedom of religion, and speech. Then I heard a life-changing phrase in my spirit: Christianity will survive without America, but America will never survive without Christianity. Now I knew my mission was to help spare America from disaster.
I also concluded that my spiritual heroes lived in an era when the church was respected, and there was civil discourse between political parties. I needed models of preachers who preached at the dawn of tyranny in their nation. I needed Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Hitler’s Germany and Watchman Nee in Mao’s china. It became undeniable what I had to do. I had total peace and confidence and began writing. However, my anxiety was only beginning.
In the first month, May 2011, only 58 people read it, by the end of the year only 2,200 people had read it. The enemy laughed at me, and told me it was a miserable failure, and the only thing I had done was to close the doors of churches. Somehow I kept trying.
The blog didn’t just face rejection from the church, it was going against the headwinds of technology. America’s attention span was shrinking fast. Experts told me I had no hope of success because no one reads long articles. If I wanted to be heard, I had to do short snappy videos. The Holy Spirit said no. I had to write the blog. Often, they’d be over a thousand words. Somehow, against all odds, I held on.
Now it was 2012 and something amazing started. By December, 300,000 people read the blog. Not only that, preachers took heart from my posts and began to boldly proclaim truth and speak out. Some of my harshest critics admitted they attacked me out of their own fear to speak out. The foundation of a new understanding, began to emerge. It turned into a groundswell.
Everywhere I traveled, people would come up to me, and tell me how much the blog meant to them. Copies appeared in the most surprising places. The heads of a large denomination gave it to their executives. It was quoted on television, radio, referred to in books, read from pulpits and even mentioned in Washington. Since then, it has been viewed in 224 nations and territories. Then at midnight last night it happened…
The blog reached 3 million views. Think of that! 3 million people have read it! This little blog, which had no chance of surviving is now the mouse that roared. Thank you to all my regular readers—some who have stood with me since the beginning—for doing something historic! And, the best is yet to come.
The only way it succeeded was because God was in it. He is the only reason it broke through all the barriers. All the glory goes to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Yes, we are going to see a scorched earth political campaign from the left. They will be carpet bombing the nation with propaganda. The flood of fake news, character assassination, and criminal activity during the election season will be worse than anything you have ever seen. At a certain point, it will look impossible for our side to win. However, I know we can—I know God wants to do a miracle.
I have sought the Lord. These days of my slow recovery do have a downside for Satan. I have time to pray, study, think, and write. Last night it hit me. There are 5 clear and notable steps to a miracle in November. Here they come:
1. Activate: Realize that there are more of us than you know. There are millions who love Jesus, America, and support our president. You don’t need to engage in endless debates and change someone’s mind—all you have to do is activate those of like mind.
Activate them by telling them what is at stake. By taking the House and the Senate, the left can do as much damage as having Hillary in the White House. The first thing they will do is impeach Donald Trump. While it will take more than impeachment to remove him from office—they will move to do that next.
Ask if they are registered to vote. Ask what their plan is to make sure they vote. Talk to them about studying a sample ballot so that they will prepared to vote correctly. Talk to them about early voting. Make sure they know where to vote.
2. Talk to your pastor. Make sure you do not threaten to leave if you don’t get your way. Gently ask if he or she would consider instructing the Body on what is at stake. One fact should outweigh everything else: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS DECLARED WAR ON CHRISTIANITY. You are not lying or exaggerating when you tell that to leader.
Spiritual leaders need to know they are not getting political by being vocal about the election. It’s the Democrats who have gotten anti-God. It is a natural extension of a preacher’s calling to destroy the works of Satan, which in this case, is the left’s plan to drive the church underground.
3. Educate yourself on the issues and take public stands. No, I don’t want you glued to cable news, but you should understand your why you are pro-life, pro second amendment, and why you support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Yes, you can win debates and change minds. When your child comes home from school a victim of leftist encroachment, you should know your parental rights. I have found that many ideas of the left are easily defeated, and young minds believe silliness because they have never heard an opposing view.
Write letters to editors. Call into radio shows. You’ll be amazed at how much noise you can make, and how many minds you can change.
4. Understand that by taking stands against leftists you are not being unloving. Paul knew when to stand up for his civil rights: Acts 16: 36 “So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace.” 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. 38 And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.” Paul knew his rights. He didn’t worry that he was unloving. He forced a political change in that city.
5.Understand warfare intercession. Prayer can’t be polite in this election cycle. It must be intense. It must be targeted. It must be deliberate. It must discern what is happening. Arthur Matthews said, “principalities and powers in heavenly places have mustered their unseen array rigged their Trojan horse infiltrated society and opened the gates for a flood of evil to take over.”
Once alerted to that inescapable fact the soldier of Jesus must set themselves to unleash heaven of the powers of evil. Tragically, most believers are ignorant of the invisible battle. Edith Schaeffer says that “there is a deadness, a blindness, an insensitivity among many Christians, for they refuse to recognize the war in which they are involved.”
The good news is that Jehovah only needs a handful of true intercessors to thwart Satan’s plans in this coming election. You must understand however, your duty, and your authority. Again, Arthur Matthews says, “Barriers are not moved by God’s omnipotence until the believer takes the initiative and stands his ground in the heavenly places to engage the powers of evil that are directly the cause of the ground-level troubles, and resists them in the name of the Victor of Calvary.”
When the enemy came to steal Israel’s water Moses took action to cut off demonic power at the source: Exodus 17: 8 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.”
So long as Moses held up the rod over the battle the Amalekites were defeated. You know the rest, Aaron and Hur held up his arm until victory came.
Hold up the standard of God in prayer. Hold it over the demons who drive the left to their insane extremes. Let your intercession disrupt them. Watch as God divides, confuses, and neutralizes the strategies of devils until we see a miracle in November. Hallelujah!
When the healing properties of sleep is most precious to me, I am awakened by the Lord to pen a warning. Search what I have written over the years. You will see that I rarely, if ever, write this way. Something has happened in the heavens.
A grace period has ended for you false and carnal preachers. You will be purified or replaced. The time when God winked at your compromise is over. You thought God didn’t see: Psalm 73: 11 And they say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge
in the Most High?”
Worse yet, you thought because He delayed your discipline, He gave you license for drunkenness and materialism.
Public confession of sin is coming. Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness.” Not everyone who is disciplined will make the cut.
Look for tragic downfalls—you who have fattened yourselves at the expense of the sheep and left them weak and unprotected. God told you to resist the wicked winds of political change. Instead, you hid behind a lame excuse that you didn’t want to be political.
The wicked devices of the left that wrecked marriage, and continue to kill the unborn, are but a few of the evils it was your duty to oppose. Instead, you self-righteously said you were above politics.
Meanwhile, those political policies oppressed the sheep of God. Godless laws got them fired for being Christian. You said nothing. Political correctness got their children suspended from school. You looked the other way. Godless laws bankrupted Bakers and other Christian small businesses. You were silent.
In your silence, you are taking other people down with you. You are damaging your audience by only saying what they want to hear. You have not led them forward; you have not removed them danger. Worse yet, when you finally speak out it is misguided.
You were silent when Obama worked his destruction. But now you oppose a president who is doing more for the sheep of God than you.
Out a dead sleep God said “it is time to fulfill my promise” and He showed me Jeremiah 3:15 “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
Satan is not impressed with your billion-dollar empire. He mocks it. It has no power where it matters. R.A. Torrey said, “The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God.”
Then God told me how He has come to despise the word “Activate.” He is rebuking the signs and wonders crowd who cheapening the gifts of the Spirit by promising instant activation of gifts. God is opposed to the message that promises gifts without a relationship to the Heart of the Father.
He will only grant gifts to those who surrender to intimacy with Christ. It is not an overnight deal—it is a grueling journey, it is the furnace of affliction, and a season of preparation.
Instantism is bringing the prophetic movement down. Repent or find your movement in the museum of failed revivals. The enterprise of doling out daily words of prophecy grieves God. He deems it a horoscope reading. Worst of all it, has driven the sheep away from the Bible. All of this prophesying has not led to national awakening. Consider:
“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words, Then they would have turned them from their evil way And from the evil of their doings.” -Jeremiah 23: 21,22
We are the cusp of a golden era of soul winning. God sees the harvest is ripe. Beware of God most, when He sees the lost searching for Him. That is when He cleans house. That is when He says, I am going to save the lost—you can let me purify you for service, or get out of my way.”
Out of my ordeal, comes a defiant message of victory. Many are asking me how I am doing. The answer is, even though I am in pain—I still can’t walk very well—doctors have no idea what’s wrong with my hip, spine, and leg…I am excited.
Why am I so excited? Why am I praising God out loud? I am not glorifying suffering or sickness. I believe we have total victory over them. I know I am receiving my healing through the prayers of many. It’s just that I have discovered something about my affliction that excites me: Satanic attacks are the breakfast of champions.
Satan is paying me the highest compliment. Martin Luther said, “Satan only attacks those he fears.” Many of today’s teachings have it backwards. They think they are being left alone because they have great authority. Actually, they are being ignored because they do not pose a threat.
I remember in high school football the one thing you didn’t want was a clean uniform. If there’s no mud on you, it’s because you are on the bench. The same is true in spiritual warfare. If no one is trying to lay a glove on you—you are not dangerous to darkness.
Early in my ordeal I did not understand. Like so many who bask in nights of miracles and the outpouring of God, I was not prepared to have it come to a screeching halt. I had nights of shocking pain—that no medication could touch. There was no position that didn’t hurt. Sleeping was a joke. At times my soul was so vexed, I wondered if I would lose my mind.
Now I am overtaken by an even deeper revelation of spiritual warfare—a revelation of the breakfast of champions. This can totally revolutionize the way you fight and endure an affliction like mine. It begins with a simple admission:
God did not do this to you, the enemy did. But, God will capitalize on it, in a way, that will make the devil wish he had never touched you. Here are the two devastating outcomes—for the devil—after he attacks you.
- This suffering in your soul will transform you into a healing gift for others. Listen to Paul: “What a wonderful God we have—he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are troubled, needing our sympathy and encouragement, we can pass on to them this same help and comfort God has given us.” -2 Corinthians 1: 3-4
What God puts in your soul to comfort you during this trial becomes a gift for others. You emerge from this trial a more advanced healer—a more diverse and useful vessel.
Every minute I lay here, I feel my compassion for others deepen, and my resolve to see miracles intensify. I can chafe against the process, or I can have let patience have its perfect work. But there is a second benefit to come out of these attacks.
2. The weapon that was supposed to kill you, will end up a weapon in your hand. Goliath charged David with a sword—not just any sword—but a legendary sword. For Goliath that weapon had one goal—to kill David. The last thing the giant ever imagined was being beheaded by his own sword, and to have his prize possession become David’s sword.
Haman was hanged on the gallows he built for righteous Mordecai. Daniel watched his enemies thrown to the very lions they meant for Daniel. Likewise, the fiery furnace incinerated those who had the 3 Hebrew boys thrown in it first.
Lucifer put Paul in prison in order to stop him. He did not stop Paul in fact, he soon realized it was his worst mistake ever. Paul said in Philippians 1:12 “I want you to know that the things which happened to me have fallen out rather to the furtherance of the Gospel.” That is the greatest understatement of the last 2,000 years.
Every time Satan attacked Paul with imprisonment, Paul wrote another letter. Until the collection of his writings became more than half of the New Testament. How massive of a mistake was that for the devil?
So beloved brother and sister in Christ I am excited and full of peace. Not until heaven will I understand why I am enduring this great test. I know I am being healed. But I also know something much greater—Satan will regret the day he attacked you and me.
Paul must have written this verse over breakfast: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”-Romans 8:18