It started again after Trump ordered terrorist Qasem Soleimani killed. Critics are falsely accusing 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.
Trump on the other hand—by refusing to accept anything but victory—defused the danger level of the world.
Obama’s weak approach is the bane of liberal thinking. Underneath, is the belief that victory is not possible. The best they can hope for is a tenuous treaty that they hope will avoid a confrontation. Nothing is settled. The undercurrent of defeatism ran through all of Obama’s policies, and he found a half-cure for everything.
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 has only made them hate us more.
Arthur Matthews was an amazing man. Decades before American Pastors began imitating Obama apology tours, Matthew 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 in regard to 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 area that requires examination should be centered 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 now instinctively feel contempt for our compromise? They respectfully disagreed with us 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 who are 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 the end of the world if we walked away from that hideous agreement Obama made. But it turned out to be all talk.
Christian leaders must learn to do that with Satan. Call his bluff. Tell him he’s the defeated one! Behave like Jesus won a total victory on the Cross. Christian leaders must do that with culture. Call the bluff of all those ‘experts’ who insist we must alter our message in order 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 highest level. It declares that the Earth can still be enveloped by a massive act of God, as God said it will:
“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14.
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.”
It’s been a year that has produced so many breakthroughs for Mario Murillo Ministries. But now we bring you a very big piece of news. Mario was asked to undertake a project…something he has not done in over 25 years. When he began he felt he was in direct contact with hell. It was clear this project was uniquely hated by Satan. Now it is completed and we can offer to you Mario’s new book…
Vessels of Fire and Glory! Yes, it’s true, Mario Murillo has not written a book in 25 years. But, with the nation at stake, God has given him a breakthrough book. And we have it for you!
Listen to what Pastor John Kilpatrick, who led the Pensacola Revival, said about Mario’s new book:
“As I read the manuscript for Mario Murillo’s new book, Vessels of Fire and Glory, I said to myself, “Finally!” Mario has measured the church and the nation in this season and did not hold anything back. His honesty is like the sun rising inside a dark cave. This release is a paradox—it is sobering and refreshing; it is symptoms and the cure. I believe this revivalist has penned a treatise that should be in the hands of all who lead the work of God.”
This book says what you have waited for someone to say. It answers the hard questions—the questions most preachers dodge.
It comes with the hard-hitting but encouraging style that millions have come to appreciate in his daily blog. The difference is that in this book he goes much deeper.
Here is what Perry Stone said in the foreword:
“…in this book, which is more of a manifesto, the false is exposed, the truth is declared, and the fire of hope is handed to the reader. This book will ignite the reader’s own personal God encounter that can set them on the course for the last end-time revival. Read these words and allow them to soak into your spirit and transform your thinking.”
From the jump, you will see where this book is headed. Mario wrote in the introduction:
“Did you ever wonder why God isn’t doing something? You see America being torn apart, battered into submission, and molded into some ugly weak version of her former self. All in the name of progress. When the moral bottom society becomes the loudest voices of influence, shouldn’t God act? I believe He is acting. But it is happening in a wholly unexpected way. He is at war to save our nation. The real question is, “Are you ready to understand what your assignment is in His war to save America?”
Here are some of the section and chapter titles:
Before There Can Be a Great Awakening There Must Be a Rude Awakening.
Why Satan Must Destroy America
Modern Crimes Against the Holy Spirit
Breaking the Spell of Demons Over America
Ushering in the Next Great Awakening
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Sometimes you find a book, and other times, a book finds you. Vessels of Fire and Glory is calling to the deep in you, and bidding you to come—to be forged, trained, and perfectly fitted for the next and greatest act of God which is coming in these last days.
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The Jesus Movement was glorious. I know, because I was there. I saw the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in many parts of California. I preached at the festivals. I saw thousands saved on campuses, including the radical University of California at Berkeley.
But, I am not looking for another Jesus Movement. I am looking for something better. I believe that those who try to recreate something God did before will always be disappointed. Here are the reasons why:
God is fiercely original. Psalm 97:1 says, “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.” Have you noticed how every revival has its own unique sound? One of the very first byproducts of a revival is a new song.
Our God is a creator of infinite variety, a creator who never stops creating. He wants originality. He never runs out of surprises. Did you ever notice that every miracle in the Bible is unique? That is why Satan can never fully prepare for the approach of revival. Even after the devil has checked all the doors, tried all the windows, and scanned every horizon, he is still going to be caught completely unprepared when it strikes.
We should thank God for past awakenings, but we must also understand that the next outpouring will look like nothing we have ever seen before. Isaiah 43:18, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?”
Don’t try to organize revival into existence.God will do it in such a way that God alone can take credit for it. Today I see a dangerous trend—even among leaders that I highly respect—in which many prophetic and revival movements are trying to organize a ‘New Jesus Movement.’ They are pooling their talent, wealth and influence, thinking they can make a global miracle happen.
I am begging everyone who thinks this is a good idea: please consider history. In 1907, the news of the revival in Wales reached America. Christian businessmen and famous church leaders met to recreate the same revival. They assumed Americans deserved at least as good a revival as Wales. They raised huge sums of money. They pooled their celebrity and influence, assuming God and the church would follow suit. It died with a whimper, and failed spectacularly, because God refused to be manipulated.
Overlooked by all of these famous Christians was a one-eyed black brother praying in a rented livery stable in downtown Los Angeles. Far from the luxury and prestige of Christian power brokers, in the dust and dinginess of the Azusa Street Mission, the authentic volcano of God-born revival erupted.
Today’s famous revivalists need to reexamine their trust in their own might and power—because “it is not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord!” (Zech. 4:6)
The best and safest move for those who desire true revival today is humility, brokenness and repentance. Don’t try to tell the Body of Christ who the superheroes of revival are going to be. Don’t think for one moment that great influence or celebrity is the catalyst to revival. They never have been and they never will be.
Book sales, notoriety and fame, are of no importance in the strategy of heaven. We might think we are able to predict who will be the vessels of Fire and Glory who will usher in the next move of God—but we can also be dead wrong.
Who knows if, at this very moment, somewhere out there, an obscure preacher in a dilapidated church is sobbing tears of desperation over his tiny congregation? What if ground zero for awakening is an inconspicuous wooden chapel, and not a gleaming church campus? What if God’s plan is to work through them to bring about something so powerfully explosive on a worldwide scale, that it will make the Jesus Movement look like a polite touch by comparison?
Remember, the greatest heavenly invasion in all history began in a manger, just outside of a small town named Bethlehem. The next one began in a little upper room in Jerusalem. Wherever the next wave of God is going to begin, prepare to be stunned…
Join us for prayer in Fresno in Chukchansi Stadium Sunday October 20th
Your time is valuable, so I will get right to the point. I am writing to you about an unheard of opportunity to win souls in California—an opportunity that did not come about overnight. We won this opportunity because we persevered against the greatest demonic attacks we have ever faced. I must tell you upfront that I am going to ask for your help because this is a once in a lifetime situation.
Only once before in the entire 7 year run of this blog have I ever asked for help this way. Here’s the story:
When we began taking our tent through California, we practically had to use a crowbar to get permits, tent sites, and church support. There were times in Marysville, Paradise, and Stockton when I was barely able to stand because of fatigue from the withering warfare.
We endured some strange trials. In Marysville I felt a hand on my back push me, as I went up the steps to the stage. The result was a badly sprained calf muscle that I had to stand on for the next several hours. The pain was special. Thankfully, the Lord touched me, and I recovered far faster than the predicted 6 weeks. In Stockton, the vehicle of one of our leaders was hit by a stray bullet.
We contacted church after church. Some helped us, others ignored us. We were told how futile and dangerous it was to pitch our tent in the worst parts of town. City officials either loved us, or hated us. I’ll let you guess what we got more of. We have fought every devil in hell, as we worked our way down Highway 99.
I held onto the promise that came to me in a dream, that this was a corridor of God’s Glory. I knew that above all else, we had to complete the crusade in Stockton. I was convinced that if we just did that, then everything would begin to turn, so we held on!
Now, everything has changed. Reports of many being saved, and of notable healing miracles, has gone before us. Now we have more open doors than we can possibly fulfill. This presents us with a whole new problem. For the first time I can see this touching the entire State of California.
The crowds will be bigger. The altar calls will be bigger. When this happens, the costs don’t go up gradually, it’s more like when you throw a rock into a pond and the ripples spread out. Expenses increase in every direction.
We need to retain and train workers quickly. We need to get Bibles, follow up material, food, clothing and new equipment.
Every military manual contains this same warning: when you have the enemy on the run, you don’t let him regroup. This door that was so difficult to pry open, will not stay open very long. We must seize this key moment.
Some might say that we always seem to need more resources. To that I say, we are a soul saving ministry. Tragically, that is a rare thing these days—which explains the mess our nation is in. We haven’t won enough souls!
We are not a business—we are a ministry. If provisions come in, they most go out. We are not a club—we are an army. An army must use its supplies. It can’t sit on them.
Now let me talk to you about the most important door of all.
Fresno is the key: During our entire tour, one thing has been in the back of my mind: Fresno. I knew that we were on a collision course with this city. I knew more than anything, Satan did not want us here. Just as D-Day was the turning point in World War Two, Fresno is our D-Day.
This city which is ravaged by drugs, gang violence, and homelessness, is a gateway city. It holds the key to reaching the rest of California. The Holy Spirit needs to be poured out here. There needs to be a core of workers who will brave very dangerous territory, as they bring the Word of God. We are more than justified in spending as much time and money in this town as in all our other tent crusades combined. Think of that!
That is why we are finalizing a contract to use Chukhansi Stadium in Fresno. And that is one reason why I am writing to you. Fresno holds the key to our next level in California. A victory here, will multiply what we do next. A set back here will be a clear threat to our momentum.
Yes, I am going to ask for your help, but first I want to tell you some very important facts.
The anti-American Left is targeting the young people in our inner cities. Their insidious lies work on the young impressionable minds of our children. Social media is leftist. The damage the left has done takes your breath away. They have dominated education, media, and virtually all youth culture.
The curse of the Left is keenly felt in the inner city, where a hatred for America and for Israel is widespread. This is alarming for more than just the obvious reasons. It is a disaster for the cause of freedom and for the church in America.
California is the matrix for this wicked ideology. God sent us here first of all to lead youth to Jesus. But along with that, is our mandate to expose the lies that poison our children’s minds. Of course they need to have their minds renewed by Christ first, but after that, they need to be shown that America is not evil, and that by loving Israel, it blesses America.
In the tent, you will hear me preach the pure Gospel, beginning at the Cross. However, after that we attack the legislated immorality which Democrats have force-fed these innocent minds. But, by no means are we a political rally. I preach from the Bible! Judges 2:10, warns America, “and there arose another generation that knew not God, neither the things that He had done for Israel.”
California has the power to destroy America’s freedom: If this truth were known, every church in the United States would be backing us, and every believer in America would be praying and supporting us. That’s how vital our mission to California is for this nation.
The agenda that is oozing out of California is out to destroy every value you and I hold dear. If California leftists with their billions get their way, it will result in a horror for which there are no words. Democrats will create chaos and tyranny. Ignoring this will condemn your children and grandchildren to live in a world that is too terrible to describe. Worst of all, you won’t be there to protect them.
Signs and wonders must accompany the preaching: The drugs, the lies, and the hatred are so thick that our crowds are beyond words. By that, I mean that the demonic power which is blinding them, cannot be broken with words alone. That evil power must be broken, as God confirms His words with signs following.
That is why I am daily before God, seeking to surrender, in order to bring a new level of power in our tent meetings.
Again, I never ask for money on my blog. This time I must because the alternative is too terrible to describe. But the wonderful part is that we can do the impossible!
I am asking for you to give me war bonds. That is exactly what they are! We are in a war for the very soul of a nation. We have been invaded by God-hating forces that will not back down. Our only choice is to follow our victorious Lord—the Lion of Judah, into this battle.
You know what is at stake. You know why I am asking. You know I will buy the tools and ammunition for total victory against the devil. I am praying and believing that the Holy Spirit will move you to be bold, generous, and loving in your gift to the Cause of Christ in California.
Simply use this link to our donation page. https://mariomurillo.org/donate/
You can also text MMM to 91999 or mail a check made out to MMM to Box 7000 Reno NV 89520
Help me to do the impossible! I can’t thank you enough for your gift to win souls in California.
In this message I want to share with you the difference between true revival and the counterfeit that targets true revival. This counterfeit is a threat that reappears at the very moment of explosive breakthrough.
Again and again over the past centuries, revival has been delayed, distracted, and discouraged by teachings that add man-made conditions to revival that are not from God.
Trying to bring about revival by carnal means is as old as the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, in First Kings. They called out from morning until noon, leaping about the altar, calling with a loud voice and cutting themselves as they “prophesied madly”—and yet there never was any “sound, or answer, and no one who paid any attention.” Elijah prayed, 37 “Hear me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You O LORD are God, and have turned their hearts back to You.” 38 Then the fire of Jehovah fell…”
God’s conditions for revival have never changed, but human beings keep adding on carnal conditions. Time and again, revival has appeared when the church has simply repented and surrendered. The many false teaching we have amassed over the years have produced a list of false preconditions to revival that actually block revival. Sadly, that list just keeps growing and growing.
Here are some of the counterfeit requirements for revival:
- We must spiritually map our area—in order to gain revival, we need G.P.S. You cannot expect revival until the map is finished. So-called ‘spiritual mapping’ replaces the Bible and the leading of the Holy Spirit as a guide for knowing what to do to reach a city.
- We must identify the name of the ruling demon of our area. In Acts 8, Philip did not mention the name of a ‘boss devil’…he mentioned the Name of Jesus, the Name that makes devils flee…and they did!
- Spirit travel. People leave their bodies to go and do advance work in different parts of the world for revival. Please don’t defend this by mentioning the story of Phillip in Acts 8—he never left his body.
- The Fivefold Ministry must be set in place first. While the five office gifts do relate to building up the Body of Christ, they are never mentioned as a precondition of revival. Imagine how Satan laughs because you believe revival is impossible because only four out of the five gifts are in place.
- Lay on the graves of past heroes. You are to seek out the gravesite of a famous ministry, lay on top of it, and absorb the anointing. No, I am not kidding! Here’s the thing…Jesus is the Anointed One, and any anointing you or I have comes from Him alone. Knowing this saves us from having a grotesque experience in a graveyard…
- Revival must come through the ‘gate keepers.’ Self-appointed leaders believe that revival will only come through them. They “protect” their city from revival. They analyze and oppose outbreaks that do not earn their seal of approval. This is nothing more than a power grab. It is hilarious when ministers attack territorial spirits that bind a region not realizing they are that spirit.
- Researching history to see who did what to whom. This includes studying Indian tribes, past wars and virtually any kind of injustice and grievance between people groups. You must get representatives of the ancestors who were ‘done wrong,’ apologize, and get the descendants of the two sides reconciled. In other words, we are never going to see revival because past injustice is a bottomless pit. Is cultural reconciliation a bad thing? No. Is it a condition of revival? Never. I am going to say more about this last one because I consider it the most distracting and damaging counterfeit.
In one large event, a golden opportunity degenerated into race baiting. A minister directed his message to the white people in the audience. He said that while they did not participate in the injustices of the past—they are guilty by association because they are white. He told them he believes that in order for this young audience (who had zero to do with slavery, lynching, Jim Crow laws, or any form of segregation) to see revival, they must sit there and endure the ensuing rant: “I forgive you! I forgive you! I forgive you!” He finished his outburst by shouting, “Black Lives Matter!” What was this? Wasn’t this itself racial malice cloaked in sanctimonious hypocrisy—fleshly condemnation masquerading as a precondition of revival? He thought his remarks honored Azusa Street but they were the opposite spirit of Azusa Street.
On February 22, 1906, William Seymour, a one-eyed man who was the son of a former slave, arrived in Los Angeles, California. He had not yet spoken in tongues, but was determined to declare the truth of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. He held a small gathering in the home of Richard and Ruth Asberry at 216 North Bonnie Brae Street in L.A. On April 14, 1907 they moved the meetings to a small rented storefront at 312 Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles.
What happened in that humble building exploded into a global force that remains the fastest growing arm of Christianity today, and is now nearly 600 million strong. But back in 1907, The Los Angeles Times newspaper rejected the revival because of what they considered an “inappropriate mixing of the races” and because women were in leadership. But Seymour was following the direction of the Holy Spirit. He had not set out to fix institutional racism or sexism, and yet the true revival that ensued, broke down those barriers.
The revival was ‘politically incorrect’ in matters of race and gender, but totally correct biblically. How ironic that back when institutional racism did exist, Seymour did not even address it, yet today, when it is does not exist, the minister mentioned above, made it an artificial precondition for revival. For nearly two years, the church in America ignored Azusa Street, and was, instead, fixated on Evan Roberts and the revival in Wales. In 1907, many prestigious pastors on the East Coast raised a fabulous sum of money to stage a national revival. It was a spectacular failure.
I fear we are making the same hideous mistakes. The conditions that bring revival have never changed. All of the man-made counterfeit add-ons must go! Let’s not study prayer or honor prayer—let’s pray! Let’s not reflect on the value of seeking revival—let’s seek it! Let’s not dig up the past—let’s enter into the Glory!
DO YOU LIVE NEAR FRESNO? DON’T MISS OUR NIGHT OF MIRACLES
By Mario Murillo
Recently, a man of God came to me in the same way Nicodemus came to Jesus one night. I am not Jesus, and the subject matter in this case was not about being born again. The similarity had to do with the fact that this man of God wanted to discuss something with me in private.
He said, “Mario, there are many of us who know that you are right about what the left, the media, and democrats are doing to the nation and the church. But we know that speaking out will cost us tithing members and our non-profit status.”
“How do you feel about your silence?” I asked. “I feel sick,” he said. “How sick?” I replied. He did not answer, but the pain in his eyes showed the depth of his turmoil. This is a good man who sincerely wants to do what is right.
These are the kind of people I am appealing to in this blog, sincere preachers, who honestly do not know how to preach a true and urgent message. By no means am I going to waste time attacking any pastor who has sold out to this culture. That would be an entirely different blog.
So, I said, “You have no choice, you must speak out.” Then I proceeded to make my points. I began by getting his attention. “If what you say to your people every Sunday denies the crisis—provides no positive or practical instruction on how to combat it—then you are preaching fake news.”
A man or woman of honor will never withhold truth because of personal consequences. Honor has become cheap. Honor is not accommodating the misconceptions of others, nor is it engaging in flattery. It means courage and loyalty to the truth, no matter what the personal cost.
Preaching must proceed from the things that are important to God, and must not be based on what may or may not offend your audience. There are issues that are urgent to the Lord. He must see that you are willing to discern what is important enough to present to your people. How can you expect God to speak to you if He already knows you are going to run His Word through the unscriptural filter of ‘political correctness?’
By your silence you are taking other people down with you. Does it ever dawn on a preacher that he is actually damaging his audience when he only says what they want to hear? He is not leading them forward. He is not improving their condition or alerting them to danger.
The decision to do this often comes about when the preacher has given in to fear and no longer believes God can change society. So, the best he can do is mouth soothing words.
David faced the temptation to blurt out his defeatism. Then he realized that the next generation is listening. In Psalm 73:15 David wrote, “If I were to say, this is how I will speak, behold, I would deceive a generation of Your sons, (O Lord).
This is the biggest reason to speak out−because there is still time to save the country. The ongoing destruction of freedom of speech, and of religion, has happened because God-haters have marketed a great lie to the masses. Their lie is wearing thin, and, as we have recently seen, their attempts to destroy our freedoms are slowing down very little. So, now is the time to hold their feet to the fire. We have not yet been driven underground. We are not yet being forced to secretly signal to one another that we are Christians by drawing fish symbols in the dirt or huddling in the catacombs, as the early church had to do.
Sorry if you don’t think so, but Trump is a merciful reprieve. He is flawed, as all human beings are, but he is one of the only things that stand between us and the Socialist Left who are trying to destroy our freedoms and many issues that matter to you and me…especially the Supreme Court!
How can we dare to ignore this opportunity to speak out?
The pulpit is responsible for more of what is wrong with our culture than we want to admit. Charles Finney said that the pulpit was first and foremost to blame for the failure of the church to impact the culture! There should have been a verbal firewall and there wasn’t. We should have made the case for marriage and the unborn with greater force. We didn’t.
Finally: What makes our silence even more embarrassing is that many preachers refuse to preach the truth that their people long to hear. Many are misreading their congregation. Audiences are ready to listen to common sense preaching. We must seize the moment.
Jesus said in John 9:4, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
You should never speak out on certain controversial issues unless the Spirit of God compels you to. But you are asking too much when you say that God has not moved your heart to speak out about our government’s overreach and its persecution of Christians.
6 “If a watchman sees a sword coming (against a nation) and does not (sound the warning), and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes a soul from them, he is taken in his iniquity. But I will require the blood (of that man) from the hand of the watchman. 7And you, son of man, I have set you as a watchman to the house of Israel. And you shall hear the word from My mouth and warn them from Me. 8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked one, surely you shall die. And you do not speak to warn the wicked one from his ways, that wicked one shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood from your hand. 9 But you, if you warn the wicked from his way, to turn from it, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his own iniquity, but you have delivered your soul.” −Ezek. 33:6-9
Oh, by the way, the IRS is not going to take away your tax exempt status. Trump overruled the hideous Johnson amendment. So do not hold back. SPEAK OUT!