NO. THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL YOU TO OBEY BAD LAWS

Gavin Newsom ordered churches not to sing and worship. I can’t think of a worse idea than to stop praise and worship because Gavin Newsom told you to. It’s time  to wake up to the sad truth that California has declared war on the church. They were aggressively oppressing Christians in California long before Covid 19.

This latest travesty is just using the Pandemic as an excuse. This is just a test to see how the public reacts to Christian persecution. If we do not vehemently reject this tyranny, it will embolden Democrat leaders in other states to do the same thing. It is time to resist.

Doesn’t the Bible tell us to obey them no matter what? Absolutely not. And it is shocking how many believers do not know their Bible or have been given false teaching.

There is no verse in the Bible that tells you to obey evil government or laws. And again, if we don’t realize that now, it will soon be too late.

Let me prove to you beyond any doubt that the Bible tells us what we must do in the face of wicked government and laws.

First, I will expose a pathetic heresy that many believers commonly accept as truth. This is a widespread excuse for submitting when we should disobey.

Here is an example of someone who wrote me while under the influence of this false teaching:

“Out of curiosity, how do you justify your argument against obeying the government when you read Romans 13:1-7. The government Paul was talking about was even more oppressive than anything we can imagine. You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government. And, what was Paul’s response? Did he call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above, he said, in the face of a brutal government, to obey. He didn’t say obey if your rights are recognized, he said obey. The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.”

 

This defense of submission to evil government is riddled with error and falsehoods. Here are my responses to selected quotes:

1.You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government.” First the writer tells us to obey evil laws, but then mentions martyrs. They never would have been martyred had they not broken the law by being Christians.

2. Then he asks, “Did (Paul) call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above…” The truth is, Paul did all of the above. “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” (Acts 16:37).

3. And finally, the zinger—the heresy that has sidelined the Body of Christ in the hour when we are most needed: “The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.” Totally untrue. William Wilberforce was a Christian who used his faith in Jesus to abolish slavery in England. In fact, believers throughout history have created child labor laws, health regulations, and have exposed injustice, and corruption. It is safe to say that Christians are more responsible for influencing government, bringing about reform by forcing laws to be changed, and standing up for justice, than any other group in history.

So how did this writer get it so wrong? By doing what so many do. Isolating one set of verses, taking them out of context, and arriving at a conclusion that looks holy, but is in fact, pure and simple fear.

Let’s look at the verses that have been violated:

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore, you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor (Romans 13:1-7).

It seems to say that we are to honor government in every form, right? Wrong. To demonstrate what Paul is saying I offer this example. Say some parents leave the house, and leave the oldest child in charge. The child is given strict instructions not to open the door for anyone, except for a postal messenger whom they are expecting to deliver an important package that day.

The parents tell the child, “He will have blonde hair. He is wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. Don’t let anyone else in.” So later, a man with black hair, a blue shirt, and black slacks knocks on the door claiming to be the messenger with the package. Do they let him in? Of course not.

Lost in all the quoting of this verse on submission to government is the most important part: The description of the ruling authority. The Bible tells us what they are wearing! Look at the description:

1.They are not a terror to good works. Any government that terrorizes the innocent is not of God. How can you say that Hitler was God’s will for Germany? Hitler and other tyrants are in fact the ones being warned that there were God appointed governments who would destroy them: “But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”  That is why the just powers of the world rose up and destroyed the Nazis.

2. They praise good works. Authorities that are endorsed by God do not hate or oppose Christian activity. They are the ones who—even if they are not Christian themselves—do not insult soul winning or fight the work of God. They are the cops, teachers, politicians who are glad that children are getting out of gangs and off of drugs.

3. You must be subject for the sake of conscience. When it becomes tricky, is when government is a mixture of right and wrong. Jesus said of the Pharisees, “Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, but do not do” (Matthew 23:3).

Do what they say, but don’t partake of their hypocrisy. Watch them for that moment when they cross the line and come between you and your God.  Just as our conscience should drive us to obey the law, we should also know when our conscience tells us not to obey an evil law.

Here’s when Peter reached that tipping point, speaking to those very same Pharisees: “So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:18-20).

And again, in Acts 5:29, “Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.””

God not only does not endorse evil government: He will have no part in it. “Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—a throne that brings on misery by its decrees? The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death” (Psalm 94:20). There is your answer. A corrupt throne (government) cannot be allied with God.

The Amplified Bible (1974) puts it this way: “Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, one which frames and devises mischief by decree [under the sacred name of law]?”  How much clearer can it be than this?  It proves that laws can be evil and cannot be allied with God.

In fact, evil laws are the worst form of sin. They provide legitimacy to evil.  Matthew Henry said, “Iniquity is daring enough even when human laws are against it, which often prove too weak to give an effectual check to it; but how insolent, how mischievous, is it when it is backed by a law! Iniquity is not the better, but much the worse, for being enacted by law; nor will it excuse those that practice it to say that they did but do as they were bidden.”

Notice how at the end, Henry says we can’t use the excuse that we were just obeying the law.  That is why Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

The laws being created by Democrats, using the coronavirus as an excuse, are far worse than the virus itself because, unlike the virus, those new laws become permanent.  It is time for the church to wake up and take action, beginning with voting the evildoers out of office and quit calling our submission a godly thing, when it is just a cowardly thing.

“WHO WILL RISE UP FOR ME AGAINST THE EVILDOERS? WHO WILL STAND UP FOR ME AGAINST THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY?” (Psalm 94:16).

 

 

 

 

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 Edgewise

Here is a book about the end times with a totally different approach. It does not focus on how the world will end but on how to live as the curtain comes down on humanity. Powerful, practical, and encouraging.

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GOD IS LAUGHING AT YOUR PLANS

“Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned. He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne when He returns.” –Bob Dylan

Three men. Barack Obama, George Soros, and Bill Gates have plans—plans that could envelope the world. They are feverishly putting the finishing touches on strategies to redefine the human race. They are the apostles of the “new normal.”  The first conspirator wishes to rule through a puppet President. The second one is funding and managing global anarchy. The last one named is pinning his hope on a mandatory vaccine.

Pandemic, economic collapse and rioting provide the perfect situation for men to seize power. It is right out of the book most favored by the Deep State: Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. The proof of their power grab? The illegal shutdown of churches.  The elites who believe they are on a higher level of wealth and power, also believe, “Never waste a crisis.” And if there is no crisis available—you create one.

The Bible looks these three men in the eye and asks, “Why would you be planning something so foolish and so doomed to fail?”  Specifically, in Psalm 2:1, it says “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?”

The devil has deceived Obama, Soros, and Gates. They think they are working for the greater good. Satan convinced them they are building a utopia of justice, happiness and health. Instead, if what they are trying to create were ever implemented, it would result in the most sinister world-order imaginable. They, like Biden, are mere puppets.

How do we know they are puppets? Throughout history, tyrants and moguls have lusted for control. Ultimately, they develop a specific hatred—a hatred of Christ, the rightful Ruler of the world. And they never realize why they hate Jesus, or who is pulling their strings.

The jealousy that consumes Satan, knowing that Christ will someday rule the earth, will seep into anyone who serves him. Satan hides this fact. As Keyser Söze said in the film, The Usual Suspects: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.

Barack, George, and Bill don’t believe Satan exists, let alone that he is using them and instilling in them his hatred for Jesus.

This trio opposes Christianity and Israel. They are working to rid the world of the laws of God. Psalm 2:2-3 describes them: “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us

These three men are formidable foes. They wield astonishing power. They have mountains of money, unlimited connections, and enormous influence. Will they drive the church underground? Is it possible that they can indeed plow under the entire moral foundation of America, and even the world? Is God concerned?   

Actually, God is laughing. He is laughing at their plans. Back to Psalm 2, in verse 4 it states, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.” God laughs and mocks their plans. He heaps divine ridicule on them.

But, God’s dealings do not stop there: verse 5, “Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure…”  God is not only laughing at their plans, He will wreck their plans. His wrath will be poured out on their vain imaginings.

The word backfire does not begin to cover the next act of God against men who try to bury the church and set up their own kingdom. The nations are the express inheritance of Jesus Christ. Psalm 2 goes on to say in verses 7-8. “The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.”

That is why Jesus turned the devil down when he tried to tempt Him with all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus was going to get them anyway!

There is no doubt that we face a time when evil will make the greatest bid for control in history. I believe we are in that moment. I believe that evil in all of its vile colors will now rise to crush our freedom and our churches. But God is watching the tyrants. And His eye is on His beloved.

We can fear and hide or we can stand and watch God give us weapons of supernatural effectiveness, words to preach that can’t be resisted, and miracle provision to finish our course with joy. These are dark days, but God has not forsaken us. God is laughing at their threats!

Barack Obama, George Soros, Bill Gates—you would do well to abandon your course. A mighty God protects us. The devil whom you serve, is already doomed, and he will take you three down with him.

My final warning is this, gentlemen—beware of what God plans to do about your plans.

Psalm 2:9-10, “You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel. Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be warned, you judges of the earth.”

Our God reigns, and the kingdoms of this earth shall become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ!

 

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Vessels of Fire and Glory is Mario’s newest book. It reached number one on Amazon among all Spirit-filled books. John Kilpatrick who led the Pensacola Revival said this after he read Vessels of Fire and Glory: “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.”

 Edgewise

Here is a book about the end times with a totally different approach. It does not focus on how the world will end but on how to live as the curtain comes down on humanity. Powerful, practical, and encouraging.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is the best-selling book Mario Murillo has ever written. It has been acclaimed as a classic on how to pray for, surrender to, and sustain revival. It is required reading in many colleges and training centers.

Use the link below to order yours right now!

War Chest Collection

 

 

THREE REASONS TRUMP GAVE THE SPEECH OF HIS LIFE IN TULSA

Last night in Tulsa, the most improbable tables were turned. Never has a man stood up to speak, who had more going against him. Even the most casual observer would have to admit that Trump faced a juggernaut, in order to even hold this rally. Only God knows what he had to overcome, in order to finally gather people together.

The nation desperately needed to see the excitement coming from the people who love her. America needed to feel, yet again, the atmosphere that only a Trump rally can create. Donald Trump did not just give a speech—he threw down a gauntlet before his enemies that will damage them for months.

Above all, there are three reasons why this was the speech of his life.

1. It forces Biden to start campaigning. Oh no! He has to come out of his basement. Biden must campaign or die. Trump raised too many questions—scored too many hits—subjected too many of Biden’s deranged ideas to the jackhammer of logic. And then the President laid outrage after outrage at the doorstep of the Democrat Party.

You could feel a national collective cringe when many Americans found out for the first time that Beto O’Rourke would advise Biden on taking away your guns, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez would be in charge of his environmental policies, and Ilhan Omar would be in charge of, er, um, whatever…

As horrible as Biden is in front of people, as diminished as he will seem in a debate debating, well, anyone…tonight has forced his hand. Trump’s speech did the impossible—it made ‘not campaigning’ actually worse than campaigning.

 

2. It broke the digital iron curtain. Google, Facebook, Twitter and NBC have freely censored thousands of tweets, posts, videos and blogs. Tonight, that digital iron curtain was shattered, giving millions of Americans the opportunity to hear the other side of the story.  We heard how we got this pandemic. How Biden and Pelosi were against shutting down flights from China in January. We heard a leader challenge the Orwellian thought-police, and we heard Trump tell the truth about our churches being persecuted, small businesses being deliberately destroyed, and we heard about all of the Democrat lies, lies, and more lies.

At one point, Trump looked right at us, like a fiery preacher, and delivered a devastating warning. He painted an indelible picture of what America would be like, under Biden. How Sleepy Joe would totally capitulate to radicals and utterly, and permanently, ruin our nation. A chill went down the spine of America—and it will not soon be forgotten.

3. Trump forced the Democrat Party to take ownership of their lunacy. They own the riots, the looting, the hatred of law and the police, and the terrible divisions they have caused that are tearing us apart. Democrats are running the cities that were burned and destroyed. Trump landed blow after blow on the full litany of leftist excuses. He left no room for doubt about who was inciting and encouraging the mobs, and who was making it possible for them to continue, unopposed.

Most of all, he nailed the Democrat double-standard. Democrats called for vast crowds to demonstrate, standing shoulder to shoulder, during a pandemic. No one missed the point. No one walked away unaware that churchgoers—who were likely to vote for Trump—were forced to stay home, while demonstrators, looters, and rioters were free to run wild, destroying property and innocent people’s lives.

Tonight, Trump reassured his base that the warrior was alive and well, and ready to battle to keep America strong and free. Democrats were branded, and rightly so. The whole discombobulated, dysfunctional glob, which is held together—not by morals, ideals, convictions or values—but by a mindless, irrational, hatred for Donald Trump, was held up for all to see.

Of course, the fake news and the Socialist social-media giants’ information mill will no doubt be running full bore for the next week, trying to rebut the damage President Trump caused to their plans tonight. Sadly, many of the uncommitted will have that moment of recognition, when they realize they are being manipulated. But it will pass, and soon, they will return to the fold.

Abraham Lincoln explained it when he said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

And Jesus told us, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Never in American history has information been manipulated in such a wholesale fashion. Never have so few controlled the information of so many. That is what makes Trump’s speech such a miracle. Last night, President Trump proved that even the combined propaganda machine, composed of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, Google, Facebook, Twitter, The Washington Post, and the New York Times, cannot fool all the people all the time.

 

 

 

 

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Vessels of Fire and Glory

Vessels of Fire and Glory is Mario’s newest book. It reached number one on Amazon among all Spirit-filled books. John Kilpatrick who led the Pensacola Revival said this after he read Vessels of Fire and Glory: “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.”

 Edgewise

Here is a book about the end times with a totally different approach. It does not focus on how the world will end but on how to live as the curtain comes down on humanity. Powerful, practical, and encouraging.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is the best-selling book Mario Murillo has ever written. It has been acclaimed as a classic on how to pray for, surrender to, and sustain revival. It is required reading in many colleges and training centers.

Use the link below to order yours right now!

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IF DEMOCRATS CAMPAIGN THAT TRUMP WRECKED THE ECONOMY

I am not writing this to be negative. I am writing this to provoke you because you have the power to make a difference. There is still time to prevent the destruction of America. There is still time for you to do the right thing.

But sometimes doing the right thing means you have to come to a conclusion that is disturbing, repugnant, and perhaps too horrible to admit. To do the right thing means that you have to face truth no matter how terrifying and enraging it may be. Then and only then, will we muster the right level of outrage and take the drastic action that is justified.

I thought I understood evil. Then one day I reread the following verses recorded in Mark 3:5-6: “And when (Jesus) had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other. Then the Pharisees went out and immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.”

Consider this: the Pharisees are watching a withered hand transformed back to normal right in front of their eyes. Such a wonder will overwhelm the heart of even blatant sinners, but to the special evil that resides in the heart of men in a position of political power, it was cause for rage and murder.

I am not comparing Trump to Jesus, but I am comparing certain Democrat leaders to those Pharisees. Nothing is wonderful enough to change their mind about Trump, nor is anything too evil to use to destroy him. Destroying the hopes of millions of people and even causing unnecessary deaths is not off limits to them.

100,000 small businesses have been permanently destroyed. We will never know the number of lives that have been lost to despair and addiction. The Pharisees destroyed people in the name of serving God. In true pharisaic form, Democrat leaders claim they are doing “good” with their criminal use of panic and despotism.

Gavin Newsom showed us what Democrat evil looks like: “Grandstanding Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom reportedly wants to close a 200-resident veterans nursing home in a budget-cutting measure while at the same time enthusiastically handing out about $75 million in direct cash benefits to illegal aliens living in the state.” –Business and Politics Review.

If, as we approach November, we see Democrats campaigning with claims that Trump wrecked the economy—it just proves they are wrecking the economy to get Trump. That is a simple fact. And it is the modus operandi of Democrat leaders.

One of the high crimes Jesus levelled at the Pharisees was hypocrisy. Simply stated, they did the very thing they accused others of doing. Democrat leaders take hypocrisy to another level. Not only do they accuse others of their own sins—they do it to innocent people.

We are trying to wrap our minds around the fact that Obama ran a spy ring at the FBI, but rather than face their wicked lawlessness, they accuse others of spying. General Michael Flynn has been proven innocent, but his ordeal continues because a judge loyal to Obama is persecuting him illegally.

Hillary Clinton bought and paid for a dossier from the Russians and she and her cohorts used it first to try and stop Trump’s election. Having failed at that, they moved on to using it in the bogus Mueller investigation and finally in the hopelessly disgraceful impeachment attempt.

I wonder if Adam Schiff could watch Jesus miraculously heal a withered hand and still go after Him if it threatened his Party? Schiff knew Biden is guilty of withholding money from the Ukraine in order to pressure them into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company Joe’s son, Hunter, was making huge profits from. That was precisely the false charge they brought against Trump when they impeached him.

Now we come to the most hideous behavior of all. Are Democrats deliberately keeping the economy closed: destroying businesses, small churches, and people’s lives, just to create a campaign talking point to use against Trump in the upcoming election?

Georgia and Florida reopened amid a firestorm of criticism from Democrat leaders. They faked outrage. They were only concerned that their cover had been blown—that there would be no new outbreak, and it would expose their ‘monkey science.’

The clear evidence that we can open safely has not stopped Democrat governors from crushing people. The State of Oregon sent Child Protective Services to the home of a woman who opened her hair salon in order to survive. They forced her out of the room in order to interrogate her 6-year-old daughter.

If Democrats campaign on the lie that Trump wrecked the economy—it proves they are wrecking the economy to get Trump. That is a simple fact. But you can’t wait to act until they do this.

It is now beyond question what our duty is. The Democrat Party must be stopped. Their crimes against the Constitution, our way of life, our freedoms of religion and free speech are all being trampled. There was a time when ministers should not talk the way I am talking now. But now is the time when ministers should only be talking the way I am talking now.

Unless we obey God and rally every believer in America to the unquestioned cause of righteousness and freedom, a moral winter is coming to America that will make the coronavirus look like a mild cold.

Psalm 94:16: “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”

 

 

 

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The War Chest Collection: three powerful books by Mario Murillo for only $27. This amazing offer includes free shipping and a signed copy of Vessels of Fire and Glory. The war chest is an army’s first order for victory. The doors will soon open for tent crusades and we must replenish our war chest. This is a true win-win situation. Not only will you get three excellent books for only $27 but your money will go toward winning souls.

Use this link to order right now  https://mariomurillo.org/product/war-chest-collection/

Vessels of Fire and Glory

Vessels of Fire and Glory is Mario’s newest book. It reached number one on Amazon among all Spirit-filled books. John Kilpatrick who led the Pensacola Revival said this after he read Vessels of Fire and Glory: “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.”

 Edgewise

Here is a book about the end times with a totally different approach. It does not focus on how the world will end but on how to live as the curtain comes down on humanity. Powerful, practical, and encouraging.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is the best-selling book Mario Murillo has ever written. It has been acclaimed as a classic on how to pray for, surrender to, and sustain revival. It is required reading in many colleges and training centers.

Use the link below to order yours right now!

https://mariomurillo.org/product/war-chest-collection/

 

 

 

 

Today this blog reached a lifetime total of 10 Million views

Today, Mario Murillo’s blog reached a lifetime total of 10 million views. That is huge by any standard, but the real story is much bigger. And the only reason we are telling you about this, is to give God all the glory for what is being accomplished through this humble little blog.
To begin with, no one knows exactly how many have read the blog. Ten million is the number that the left-leaning social media has reported to have read the blog. The real number is doubtless far greater.
We know that certain subjects are routinely and hilariously shadow-banned. Shadow-banning is the act of blocking or partially blocking a user or their content from an online community, such that it will not be readily apparent to the user that they have been banned.
Another form of banning is to throttle the number of views. We don’t know how this is done or who is doing it. The way we notice it is this: We see on Facebook that our blog has been shared 1,000 times, but it shows up on our site as if only 700 people read it. Hilarious!
Only God knows how many have read the blog or would have read it without these restraints.  If you have tried to share this blog, then you know the games that social media plays with it, all the time.
 This blog began under the Obama administration. At that time, it was taboo for preachers to rebuke and declare the Word of God to politicians. In fact, many churches closed their doors to Mario because of his daily exposure of the overt wickedness of the Left, and his continual warnings about the silence of the church.
Fast forward to today and you can see the shift. Preachers are openly declaring righteousness and taking stands against leftist socialism. We believe this blog has played a part in that shift.  Paul said, “And most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much bolder to speak the word without fear” (Philippians 1:14).
From here, we will move on to even greater breakthroughs. This blog will not be tamed and we have certainly seen God unchain it, again and again. His counsel will go forth to the nations!
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HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN?

We had a pandemic that should have ignited the fear of God in most Christians. But it didn’t. We’ve had undeniable evidence of the severe cognitive decline in Joe Biden: the man can’t finish a sentence, he is rude, angry, gives unwanted attention to females, looks confused, and has embraced all that is evil in the Democrat platform. Yet there are many so-called Christians who will vote for him.

There is growing evidence that China is behind this pandemic and has tried to destroy us. But Joe Biden has made a career of giving in to the Chinese government, and is the absolute worst choice for a leader who will stand up against them.

Biden is so desperate to become President that he has vowed to veer left and rally those who support the agendas of Planned Parenthood, the LGBTQ activists, and socialism. He has even made a deal with the other devil, Bernie Sanders.

Joe Biden is the consort of Barack Obama, who has consistently been the most hostile President in history toward the Bible.

How can you call yourself a Christian and vote for Joe Biden? He is weak. He is declining. He will serve at the behest of the worst enemies of both America and the church. He will unravel everything of value you claim to stand for.

Then there are the “Christians” who think that by either not voting, or by voting for a third candidate they are innocent and are ‘voting their conscience.’

It is clear what Joe Biden will do—his every move will be anti-Christian—so how can you believe you are innocent and not do everything in your power to stop him?  The only way to stop Biden is to vote for Trump. No one else, no matter how saintly you esteem them to be, has any chance of winning. And if Trump loses, America will belong to the enemies of God.

Back to the issue of cognitive decline. Below are his actual words as he addressed the coronavirus. Teleprompter and all.

This pandemic has shut down the American economy. How can you call yourself a Christian and vote to elect a cure that is worse than the disease? Should the economy be in the hands of Biden?

Many liberal governors will do all they can to keep churches shut down long after the virus has subsided. How can you call yourself a Christian and allow an enemy of the church and an ally to these governors to put the finishing touches on an already dangerous situation?

Come on—ask yourself, do you seriously believe Biden will be able to rebuild America after all the damage this pandemic has done?  Trump alone possesses the skill and the will to bring us back from disaster. China fears Donald Trump but their mouth waters at the thought of a Biden presidency and a Democrat-run Congress.

Here is my question: How can they call themselves Christians and do such an anti-Christian act as voting for Biden? The answer is simple: modern preaching. Modern preaching has produced the most Biblically illiterate generation of church-goers ever.

Because of modern preaching, Christians don’t know what they believe beyond their false vision of a loving, tolerant and generous God who caters to their every whim. A God to overlook their carnal lifestyle.

Because of modern preaching a moral choice is not as important as ‘feeling loved.’

Because of modern preaching, many who call themselves Christians cannot handle persecution. And this is a critical point. Why? Because the platform that Biden is running on is hatred for Trump. And the hatred of Trump coming from the media and Hollywood makes it uncomfortable for an ambivalent believer to take a stand. They want to be accepted…the same motivation that drives their celebrity pastor. Acceptance!

This corona virus is the warning shot across the bow to a nation that has filled up the cup of iniquity with the wrath of God. So far, many in the church are still drowsy, indifferent and ignorant of the two most important facts that exist in this hour.

1. America must repent or be diminished. We have shoved God away. It grieves God that lost souls go after depravity, but it also grieves God that so-called Christians still don’t get the urgency of this hour and the utter necessity of radical repentance.

2. We must appreciate that Donald Trump is an act of mercy. He is a rough and tumble deliverer. Certainly, many have wished for a smoother, less combative President. The fact is that America, in her sin, has made it necessary for God to use strong medicine. We must appreciate that Trump was sent by God or suffer unspeakable consequences.

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3)

The foundations are being destroyed, so how can you call yourself a Christian and vote for Biden?

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GOD IS LAUGHING AT YOUR PLANS

“Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned. He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne when He returns.” –Bob Dylan

Three men. Barack Obama, George Soros, and Bill Gates have plans—plans that could envelope the world. They are feverishly putting the finishing touches on strategies to redefine the human race. They are the apostles of the “new normal.”  The first conspirator wishes to rule through a puppet President. The second one is funding and managing global anarchy. The last one named is pinning his hope on a mandatory vaccine.

Pandemic, economic collapse and rioting provide the perfect situation for men to seize power. It is right out of the book most favored by the Deep State: Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. The proof of their power grab? The illegal shutdown of churches.  The elites who believe they are on a higher level of wealth and power, also believe, “Never waste a crisis.” And if there is no crisis available—you create one.

The Bible looks these three men in the eye and asks, “Why would you be planning something so foolish and so doomed to fail?”  Specifically, in Psalm 2:1, it says “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing?”

The devil has deceived Obama, Soros, and Gates. They think they are working for the greater good. Satan convinced them they are building a utopia of justice, happiness and health. Instead, if what they are trying to create were ever implemented, it would result in the most sinister world-order imaginable. They, like Biden, are mere puppets.

How do we know they are puppets? Throughout history, tyrants and moguls have lusted for control. Ultimately, they develop a specific hatred—a hatred of Christ, the rightful Ruler of the world. And they never realize why they hate Jesus, or who is pulling their strings.

The jealousy that consumes Satan, knowing that Christ will someday rule the earth, will seep into anyone who serves him. Satan hides this fact. As Keyser Söze said in the film, The Usual Suspects: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.

Barack, George, and Bill don’t believe Satan exists, let alone that he is using them and instilling in them his hatred for Jesus.

This trio opposes Christianity and Israel. They are working to rid the world of the laws of God. Psalm 2:2-3 describes them: “The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us

These three men are formidable foes. They wield astonishing power. They have mountains of money, unlimited connections, and enormous influence. Will they drive the church underground? Is it possible that they can indeed plow under the entire moral foundation of America, and even the world? Is God concerned?   

Actually, God is laughing. He is laughing at their plans. Back to Psalm 2, in verse 4 it states, “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.” God laughs and mocks their plans. He heaps divine ridicule on them.

But, God’s dealings do not stop there: verse 5, “Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure…”  God is not only laughing at their plans, He will wreck their plans. His wrath will be poured out on their vain imaginings.

The word backfire does not begin to cover the next act of God against men who try to bury the church and set up their own kingdom. The nations are the express inheritance of Jesus Christ. Psalm 2 goes on to say in verses 7-8. “The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.”

That is why Jesus turned the devil down when he tried to tempt Him with all the kingdoms of the world. Jesus was going to get them anyway!

There is no doubt that we face a time when evil will make the greatest bid for control in history. I believe we are in that moment. I believe that evil in all of its vile colors will now rise to crush our freedom and our churches. But God is watching the tyrants. And His eye is on His beloved.

We can fear and hide or we can stand and watch God give us weapons of supernatural effectiveness, words to preach that can’t be resisted, and miracle provision to finish our course with joy. These are dark days, but God has not forsaken us. God is laughing at their threats!

Barack Obama, George Soros, Bill Gates—you would do well to abandon your course. A mighty God protects us. The devil whom you serve, is already doomed, and he will take you three down with him.

My final warning is this, gentlemen—beware of what God plans to do about your plans.

Psalm 2:9-10, “You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel. Now therefore, be wise, O kings; be warned, you judges of the earth.”

Our God reigns, and the kingdoms of this earth shall become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ!

 

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NO. THERE IS NO VERSE IN THE BIBLE THAT TELLS YOU TO OBEY EVIL GOVERNMENT OR LAWS.

No. There is no verse in the Bible that tells you to obey evil government or laws. If we don’t realize that now, it will soon be too late. I want to prove to you beyond any doubt that the Bible tells us what we must do in the face of wicked government and laws.

First, I want to show you the weak and pathetic heresy that many believers have come to accept as truth. I want you to see the widespread excuse that is being used for submitting when we should disobey.

Here is an example.  Someone commented to me:

“Out of curiosity, how do you justify your argument against obeying the government when you read Romans 13:1-7. The government Paul was talking about was even more oppressive than anything we can imagine. You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government. And, what was Paul’s response? Did he call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above, he said, in the face of a brutal government, to obey. He didn’t say obey if your rights are recognized, he said obey. The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.”

 

This defense of submission to evil government is riddled with error and falsehoods. Here are my responses to selected quotes:

1.You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government.” First the writer tells us to obey evil laws, but then mentions martyrs. They never would have been martyred had they not broken the law by being Christians.

2. Then he asks, “Did (Paul) call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above…” The truth is, Paul did all of the above. “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” (Acts 16:37).

3. And finally, the zinger—the heresy that has sidelined the Body of Christ in the hour when we are most needed: “The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.” Totally untrue. William Wilberforce was a Christian who used his faith in Jesus to abolish slavery in England. In fact, believers throughout history have created child labor laws, health regulations, and have exposed injustice, and corruption. It is safe to say that Christians are more responsible for influencing government, bringing about reform by forcing laws to be changed, and standing up for justice, than any other group in history.

So how did this writer get it so wrong? By doing what so many do. Isolating one set of verses, taking them out of context, and arriving at a conclusion that looks holy, but is in fact, pure and simple fear.

Let’s look at the verses that have been violated:

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore, you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor (Romans 13:1-7).

It seems to say that we are to honor government in every form, right? Wrong. To demonstrate what Paul is saying I offer this example. Say some parents leave the house, and leave the oldest child in charge. The child is given strict instructions not to open the door for anyone, except for a postal messenger whom they are expecting to deliver an important package that day.

The parents tell the child, “He will have blonde hair. He is wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. Don’t let anyone else in.” So later, a man with black hair, a blue shirt, and black slacks knocks on the door claiming to be the messenger with the package. Do they let him in? Of course not.

Lost in all the quoting of this verse on submission to government is the most important part: The description of the ruling authority. The Bible tells us what they are wearing! Look at the description:

1.They are not a terror to good works. Any government that terrorizes the innocent is not of God. How can you say that Hitler was God’s will for Germany? Hitler and other tyrants are in fact the ones being warned that there were God appointed governments who would destroy them: “But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”  That is why the just powers of the world rose up and destroyed the Nazis.

2. They praise good works. Authorities that are endorsed by God do not hate or oppose Christian activity. They are the ones who—even if they are not Christian themselves—do not insult soul winning or fight the work of God. They are the cops, teachers, politicians who are glad that children are getting out of gangs and off of drugs.

3. You must be subject for the sake of conscience. When it becomes tricky, is when government is a mixture of right and wrong. Jesus said of the Pharisees, “Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, but do not do” (Matthew 23:3).

Do what they say, but don’t partake of their hypocrisy. Watch them for that moment when they cross the line and come between you and your God.  Just as our conscience should drive us to obey the law, we should also know when our conscience tells us not to obey an evil law.

Here’s when Peter reached that tipping point, speaking to those very same Pharisees: “So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:18-20).

And again, in Acts 5:29, “Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.””

God not only does not endorse evil government: He will have no part in it. “Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—a throne that brings on misery by its decrees? The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death” (Psalm 94:20). There is your answer. A corrupt throne (government) cannot be allied with God.

The Amplified Bible (1974) puts it this way: “Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, one which frames and devises mischief by decree [under the sacred name of law]?”  How much clearer can it be than this?  It proves that laws can be evil and cannot be allied with God.

In fact, evil laws are the worst form of sin. They provide legitimacy to evil.  Matthew Henry said, “Iniquity is daring enough even when human laws are against it, which often prove too weak to give an effectual check to it; but how insolent, how mischievous, is it when it is backed by a law! Iniquity is not the better, but much the worse, for being enacted by law; nor will it excuse those that practice it to say that they did but do as they were bidden.”

Notice how at the end, Henry says we can’t use the excuse that we were just obeying the law.  That is why Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

The laws being created by Democrats, using the coronavirus as an excuse, are far worse than the virus itself because, unlike the virus, those new laws become permanent.  It is time for the church to wake up and take action, beginning with voting the evildoers out of office and quit calling our submission a godly thing, when it is just a cowardly thing.

“WHO WILL RISE UP FOR ME AGAINST THE EVILDOERS? WHO WILL STAND UP FOR ME AGAINST THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY?” (Psalm 94:16).

 

 

 

 

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Vessels of Fire and Glory is Mario’s newest book. It reached number one on Amazon among all Spirit-filled books. John Kilpatrick who led the Pensacola Revival said this after he read Vessels of Fire and Glory: “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.”

 Edgewise

Here is a book about the end times with a totally different approach. It does not focus on how the world will end but on how to live as the curtain comes down on humanity. Powerful, practical, and encouraging.

Critical Mass

Critical Mass is the best-selling book Mario Murillo has ever written. It has been acclaimed as a classic on how to pray for, surrender to, and sustain revival. It is required reading in many colleges and training centers.

Use the link below to order yours right now!

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The thing about Biden’s “Then you ain’t black,” that makes it so much worse.

Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black!”

It is bad enough that Biden feels he can say what he said to black people, and then try to cover it by offering a lame apology. His words betrayed the elitist attitude that Democrats have had toward black people for decades.

But the worst part of what he said was something that everyone seems to have missed. It was his use of the word “ain’t.” He could have said “you aren’t black.” Why did he say, “ain’t”? You know why. Biden is trying to relate. He is trying to sound black, as if the Democrat Party is the party of black America.  But his evil goes much deeper than that.

Biden is reinforcing the image that blacks speak a different English. By doing so, he is signaling where he wants black people to remain: on the plantation. He doesn’t want black people to start saying “aren’t” instead of “ain’t.” You might ask, “How do you know that, Mario?”

Let me show you. Here is what Biden once said about Barack Obama, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Biden went on: “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Not only was Obama the first black man Biden met who practiced hygiene, but Barack didn’t say, “Ain’t”!

Being a poor Latino in the 1960s was not nearly as bad as the black experience, but it was bad. I saw firsthand what racism is. The slurs and fights were certainly painful, but the worst racism came from liberals who wanted to ‘help’ me. They made it clear that I couldn’t make it without out their free cheese and food stamps. They said they would get me into college, not based on my academic merits, but based on my race. This didn’t build confidence. Quite the opposite: it built guilt, fear and, mostly, it built anger. By being condescending, they were reinforcing my ‘inferiority.’

How interesting, that on the night I met Jesus, my first reaction was to want to earn things and to reject handouts. Nothing is more expensive than ‘free’ things! But despite the attempts by the government to teach me a wrong lesson, God has been my source ever since!

Why should we reject Biden’s apology? Jesus said why: “You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12: 34).

For Biden to be able to proffer a true apology, it would demand that he have a change of heart. It comes down to the root of Democrat racism that spans centuries. He would have to admit that the Democrats are the party of slavery, lynching, Jim Crow, segregation, and the KKK in the past; and that they are the party of welfare and tenements—the destroyers who are responsible for the horrors of the inner city, in the present.

It calls for a confession that they want blacks to always remember, “You ain’t gonna be free thinkers, with a real choice. You ain’t gonna do for yourself. You ain’t gonna make it without us. You ain’t entitled to vote for anyone else, but us.”

We can only pray that black people everywhere aren’t going to take it anymore.

 

SOME FOR HONOR AND SOME FOR DISHONOR

Former president Obama’s defenders say his failure to salute the soldiers was an oversight—that it’s unfair to judge.  However, the dishonor he felt toward our men and women in uniform showed through many times during his presidency.  This isn’t a photo of a distracted president.  It’s a snapshot of his heart recorded for all time.

President Trump by contrast, goes out of his way to honor our soldiers.  Nothing can distract him from saluting our brave men and women.  President Trump understands honor.  Memorial Day is all about honor.

Look at the two pictures again: Obama strides past two men who earned the right to be honor guards through years of excellent service.  They are being ignored by a man who essentially leap-frogged from community organizer to president.  On the other hand, Trump—a captain of industry for decades—is humbled to be saluted by these men of valor.

It has been said that only two forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American soldier.  Let that settle into your spirit.

Jesus Himself knew the kind of character and faith military service could create:

Luke 7:1 “Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 3 So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, 5  ‘for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.’

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “

‘Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.’

9 When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, ‘I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!’ 10 And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.”

Let’s be haunted today by the images of moms separated from young children—of men serving in dark and foreboding forward positions with only dreams of home—of wounded warriors returning home to fight a lifelong battle with their injuries—and most of all, remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and never saw home again.

If there’s not a lump in your throat or a tear in your eye when you think about the sacrifices made for us, then God help you.  On the other hand, if today, God blesses you to thank a soldier or visit the grave of a fallen hero to give honor, be grateful.  Romans 13:7  “…and give honor and respect to all those to whom it is due.” Amen.