I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS SINCE THE JESUS MOVEMENT

Not since the Jesus Movement in the 1970’s, have young people come to Christ like this.  The first half of 2017 is over.  The pictures prove we kept our promise to go and win gang members, addicts, college and high school students to Christ.  You will also see we kept our promise to go and recruit young soldiers to go into the harvest.

What we saw was a towering miracle—a miracle made even more amazing when you consider it happened during the worst attacks we have ever known.

In fact, in April, we despaired to keep our promise to our partners.  The evil one revolted against us—it was ferocious.   It was shocking not only for its intensity, but also because it came from the most unlikely source:  At the last minute, a coalition of pastors boycotted me because I supported Donald Trump for president.

My personal credo is, you must be stronger than your excuses.  We shook it off, and moved forward.  We saw amazing things happen in the next cities.

When leaders were open, putting petty differences aside, there was an abundance of conversions.  Whenever a tent, auditorium or a church building was dedicated to outreach, the lost freely turned to Jesus.

Bakersfield California: We bring Living Proof to a war-torn city.  It is here that we face the fiercest battle we have ever known.  Gangs don’t want us to take away their drug customers and churches are divided against each other.  Yet, somehow God blasted through and poured out His Spirit.  The people were ready for signs and wonders and our mighty God did not disappoint.  Few times in 50 years of ministry have I felt such intense power.

Stunning healing of a woman:  Without asking, I broke out in Spanish and began to tell her the story of the agony in her body.  Her look of excitement and recognition was undeniable.  No one could say they were not watching a miracle.  Arthritis, and a host of other maladies had turned her right side and legs into a war zone of pain.  She freely confirmed the word to be accurate.  Then the word became a healing miracle.  She charged across the front of the building demonstrating that all her excruciating pain was gone.

Bethel Church Redding:  I stood before thousands of young students at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry—students on fire and yearning to be used of God—students who are teachable.  God poured out His Spirit on them after they heard my impassioned cry for healing miracles to happen where they matter—in the mainstream of American youth culture.

Manteca California: A miracle, pure and simple, hits a young lady.  I love it when the Holy Spirit’s word of knowledge is so clear, piercing and detailed that people no longer see the man speaking—only God. By the Spirit, the story of her life unfolded.  The precise illnesses of her body and the childhood trauma that caused them all was revealed.  Her total healing rocks the room.

The overwhelming majority who come forward are young men.  This is beyond good news—this is the growing trend in our crusades.  He is pouring out His Spirit on our daughters…and our sons!  Never have I seen conviction grip youth like this.  I twas as if they wanted me to shut up and let them come to Christ.

San Bernardino: I stood to preach. Suddenly, I was commanded to declare a word of healing before I could preach.  Why did my message begin this way?  Earlier that day I was with my spiritual father, Ralph Wilkerson.  He gave me a corrective and inspiring word from the Lord.  “Don’t preach to get miracles Mario.  Stand there and let God do miracles.  Let the miracles be first so the people will know God is in the room.”

Jesus ordered me—an unworthy vessel—to describe a severe medical condition in a young woman on the right side of this capacity crowd.  Her healing ignited others to reach out for miracles.   The awesome thing about a desperate crowd is they have no pride about taking hold of the hem of His garment.

I was free to preach the Gospel.  What did I preach?  I preached the very message you and I have been waiting to give the youth of America.  Here were the words I have longed to say to the very audience I have longed to reach.

These pictures do not do justice to the next moment.  Young souls came from all over the room.  They came quickly, they came forcefully, they came for nothing less than Jesus.   They came by the hundreds.  They dispelled every lie that Satan is saying through the media about our children.

Houston:  Our World Convention is a baptism of Holy Fire on willing soldiers who came from all over the nation to help us win souls.

San Francisco:  COME FORWARD ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GIVING YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.”It was my honor to partner with Chris Burns and the amazing army that formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park.  THE SOUND was an outreach of many powerful worship artists, dynamic speakers, and a committed core linked hearts to bless the city.  But one thing that happened has wide implications to all believers.Holy Ghost boldness overtook me.  I preached an unvarnished soul-winning message.  I refused to employ verbal gymnastics to appeal to a sophisticated culture.

Why—if this place is so hard—did so many respond, so immediately, to a direct gospel appeal?  Nothing was sugar-coated.  It was no credit to oratory.  It was a simple case of hungry and hurting souls reaching out to Jesus—because He was offered to them.

Time and time again, I’ve warned the American church…there is a great harvest in our nation, even in San Francisco.  And…if there is a harvest in San Francisco, how much more in the rest of America?

Warrior-fest with Perry Stone: 3,000 young people were waiting for me in Cleveland Tennessee.  My message was clear: Someone in this Room is going to Change the World.   Perry is doing a historic work.  I have never seen fire and worship come out of young people like I did here.

We kept our promise and the best is yet to come.  We are laying the ground work today for outreaches in Toledo Ohio, Flint Michigan, and Ontario California.

WE BETTER START TALKING TO EACH OTHER

One of our regular donors wrote: “How could you go to Bethel in Redding?!  I can no longer support you” They withdrew their monthly support to help me win souls.  Now, I will answer their question with a question.

We better start talking to each other

By Mario Murillo

One of our regular donors wrote: “How could you go to Bethel in Redding?!  I can no longer support you” They withdrew  monthly support that helps me win souls.  Now, I will answer their question with a question.

How could I not go?  Bill Johnson is my closest brother.  I grew up with the Johnsons.  Earl Johnson was like my dad.  Earl gave me one of my very first revival meetings in 1970.

How could I not go?  When Mechelle and I were divorced and churches slammed the door in our faces, it was Bill who never wavered and stood with us until, our marriage was miraculously restored 11 years ago.

How could I not go?  I want to save America.  I stand before thousands of young students at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry—students on fire and yearning to be used of God—students who are teachable.  We desperately need young soldiers to expand our outreaches, and they need an outlet for their fervor.  I would rather calm them down a little than to try to resurrect some cold, dead cynical student from a stuffy, skeptical, Christian College.

How could I not go?  Bethel is a growing force in the Body of Christ that cannot be dismissed.

Our nation is in the most dangerous condition I have seen in my lifetime.  Satan is raging through our culture with virtually unobstructed access to your children.  The church meanwhile is sidelined for stupid reasons.  The Holy Spirit is grieved that we cannot pool our considerable talents and resources to overwhelm the enemy.  Signs and wonders would flow on a dramatically higher level if national eldership flowed in humble unity.

Face to face meetings automatically dial down divisions—polarity declines wherever communication begins.

I could use debate skills to make a case for glaring doctrinal error in everybody from the Assemblies of God to Calvary Chapel.  If that statement offends you…look out!  The greatest heresy is to believe you have achieved doctrinal purity.

That everyone is off on some point of theology is no excuse for heresy—it is motivation for hope.  To correct error, let’s start with our own.  Jonathan Edwards said,” A true saint is suspicious on nothing more than his own heart.”

Not only that, much of what we hear comes from unreliable sources.   In other instances, words were said or written in a moment of excitement.   Perhaps, with brotherly and sisterly love the people we criticize  would tell us “I never said that,” or, “I am sorry, I’ll take that back. I should have said that better.”

There are many false teachers and false prophets roaming America.  That is a different matter.  They need to be exposed.  Sin needs to be exposed.  However, we will not rightly discern truth from error while we are painting with the broad brush of doctrinal paranoia.  I know you have seen the hilarious websites where “truth warriors” list everyone they think is a heretic.  Almost everyone is on that list and it grows daily.

Another big question is this: are we moved by anger rather than true discernment?  Did that former partner of ours let their feelings about Bethel supersede their love for lost souls?

It’s not just heresy hunters that are a threat.   Every preacher who grows more isolated from other leaders is also a threat.  Instead of talking to each other, preachers continue to throw red meat to their base.  This is why we are getting further away from each other.  The grace camp keeps getting more hyper.  The repentance camp keeps getting more judgmental.   The prosperity camp keeps getting more materialistic.  The seeker camp casts increasing doubt on the Bible to gain acceptance from the mainstream public.

Preaching your pet doctrine to the exclusion of all others helps to kill America.  Ignoring the rest of the Body as you expand your empire is a betrayal of Christ—no matter why you do it.

Bottom line:  If you are not alarmed by destruction of the presidency—If you do not see the iron-curtain of mind control ringing down on our colleges—If you do not see the killing fields of drug gangs expanding in our inner cities—If you are blind to the avalanche of immorality and perversion—If you cannot see that time is running out, or that business as usual means certain death…then, you my friend, are an enemy to revival and America.

We need to pray together.  We need to obey God together.  But first, we better start talking to each other…fast.

 

 

What comes after you receive a prophetic word: HARD WORK.

What comes after you receive a prophetic word: HARD WORK.

By Mario Murillo

Someone prophesies over you.  The audience claps and shouts.  You feel excitement over the divine promise spoken over you.  You feel favor and blessing.  However, this is a dangerous moment.  It is a moment that Satan pounces on every time.

Lucifer uses the excitement of the moment to get your eyes off of the work to be done.  What you have received is only a part of the process. You can feel entitled to your promise and begin to float instead of acting on the promise.

All Words from God carry conditions and instructions.  Daniel understood this discipline:

Daniel 9: 2 “in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.  3 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.”

Notice the words in bold face.  First Daniel understood the promise.  Then Daniel reviewed what God had specified.  Finally, he set himself to seek its fulfillment by prayer, fasting and repentance.

Have you noticed that every region of America carries prophecies of revival?  Let’s not be cynical but let’s be frank!  How can all of these prophecies be from God when there is so little revival?

I can’t defend all of these “Words” but they cannot all be wrong.  I know 3 cities that carry amazing predictions. People who do not know each other have spoken in exactly the same words to promise an awakening. Most leaders in these 3 cities totally believe those prophecies…and yet, nothing is happening. How do you explain this?

You explain it by taking a closer look.  Despite the promises churches refuse to work together.  Churches are fixated on survival not revival. There is no corporate repentance.  Each church is waiting for the other church to submit.  They stubbornly believe that revival cannot come anywhere else but their church.  And so it goes.

You have to wonder how these leaders can live with themselves.  How unlike Daniel they are.  They don’t ask “if God said revival is coming what can I do to humble myself?”  What can I do to reach out and facilitate prayer and outreach even if I don’t get the credit or results in my church.”

Here’s another example of prophetic entitlement: Right now we are in an election where leaders are prophesying that Donald Trump will be president.  I have not received a prophetic word about Trump myself.  But that doesn’t mean these prophecies are not true.   What I do know is that Hillary Clinton will be an unqualified disaster.   We cannot let her choose the next Supreme Court.

What I am saying is that many who claim these prophecies are not openly campaigning for Trump or calling the church to rally around him.  They are celebrating it as if it is a done deal.  If they believed the prophecies they have received, they would be doing this.  They would be praying, and donating.  They would be defying the stupid 501C3 restriction against campaigning for a candidate from the pulpit.  They would realize that without hard work it is not going to happen.  This is a rigged election and the warfare is going to require more than a giddy feeling that he is supposed to be president.

Now look at Joshua:  Joshua 1: 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

First he gets amazing promises.  Then he gets his work order.  He has to be strong and courageous.  He has to continually absorb the word.  He is told that then and only then will he see the promises.

Your word from the Lord is a precious gift.  It needs to be confirmed by the Bible and wise counsel.  It has to be rehearsed and enforced. You have to make room for it and prepare for its fulfillment.  You have to do the work.

One day Mechelle and I had lunch with Bill and Beni Johnson in Redding. During lunch, Bill pulled out a stack of 3 by 5 cards.  Some of them were new and some were frayed with age.  “I write down every prophetic word that God gives me”, he said, “here they are.”  Bill understands what comes after a prophetic word: HARD WORK!

BREAKING NEWS

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Breaking News

 

 

By Mario Murillo

A big lie has stopped the church in America.  To say youth do not want Christ—won’t heed an unapologetic Gospel and will shun miracles is an epic lie.  The breaking news is that God has blown that lie to smithereens.

People of all ages and backgrounds packed out halls in—of all places—California! If you could talk with them, they would shout because sickness and addiction has left their bodies.  They will tell you they will never be the same.  

Our Living Proof tour hit Redding, San Jose, Manteca, Yuba City, Clearlake, Bakersfield and Turlock.  Sit with me now and read this historic report.

Sonny and Linda Lara of Star of David Ministries led our outreach to San Jose.  A Democratic State Senator came that night.  He wanted to witness firsthand what we had advertised about Jesus and divine healing.

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A woman stands to test her healing. She said, “the word of knowledge identified every place in my body where pain made my life a living hell…especially when I heard the part about my skin and how doctors cannot understand what is happening to me, it removed all doubt.  Now, I have no pain or weakness!”  I will never forget the humble look of wonder on the Senator’s face.

When I called the youth to Christ is was effortless.  Instantly, the front is filled with youth surrendering to Christ.

Manteca California: The building is full of youth.  We were excited to partner with Ben Lucero and Isaiah Saldivar who lead the 209 Awakening.

We would see many healings this night but here is the greatest: I am compelled by God to wade into the audience.  A young man sits in total despair.  Voices tell him over and over to quit trying and just take his own life.  I say, “Satan has told you to quit.  But God is giving you a new life!”   He hit the floor under the power. When he finally got back up he had a supernatural will to live.  Glory to God!

The Holy Spirit pulled many treasures out of darkness that night.

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Yuba City: Three nights that combined The Bridge of Yuba City led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter and The Church of Glad Tidings led by David and Cheryl Bryan.

We asked Grandmaster Bill Jones to testify.  He had come to Living Proof Concord California in the Crown Plaza convention center 3 years before.    He told a heart-stopping story.  He had won 57 world championships in martial arts until one day he began to shake.  Parkinson’s disease changed his world overnight.  He shook continually shake like a rattlesnake.  On top of this, they found 4 cancerous tumors in his body.   Now, it seemed, he might even lose his life.  Even if he lived he could never pay the $75,000 debts that piled up.

The remarkable thing is that when we laid hands on him there was no outward change.  But every day he got better until miraculously Parkinson’s and cancer were gone!  Then, out of the blue he receives a $77,000 settlement! Three years later he is still completely healed.  His testimony made faith erupt like a volcano!

I fully preached the Gospel. For 3 days a wave of miracle healing hit those who were sick, addicted or bound by demonic power.  Youth shouted for joy as they laid hands on the sick and they were healed.  Night after night, the front of the building was overwhelmed with hearts wanting Christ.

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Clearlake: Teresa Stacy testified about her miracle in our meeting here 5 years ago.  She was only days away from death.  Her liver was 98% dead.  Her blood sugar was over 400.  Her heart was failing fast. She had reflex sympathetic dystrophy: severe burning pain all over her body.  Her husband Jim was not able to hug her for 14 years! She had severely injured her spine in a car accident.  The result: a telescoping spine that took away two inches of height.

The word came—she hit the floor and Jesus operated on her—and she was instantly healed.  She was even two inches taller immediately.  Every test proved she was totally healed.  Her doctor said you have a liver as pure as a child in the fetus.

Her story hit a mail man in the audience dying of pancreatic cancer.  He was not a believer.  Besides the cancer, chemotherapy tortured this man.  I picked him out of the audience. Jesus told me to say to him: “Jesus can do what chemotherapy cannot do!” He said that in that instant, the pain left and he knew he was healed by Christ.  His healing made others bold to reach out for a miracle and the Lord did not disappoint.

Once again, Living Proof broke the chains and young souls ran to Jesus.

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Turlock: We are with Ron and Jen Eivaz at Harvest Christian Center.  We choose this venue because it’s one of the biggest auditoriums in town and because a healing revival is already happening.  When the mass prayer for healing came it seemed one third of the crowd claimed they had been healed.  Again, many turn to Christ.

Bakersfield was the greatest outpouring of the tour.  Manuel and Liz Carrizales who lead Stay Focused Ministries are on the front line of the killing fields of Bakersfield.  Drive by shootings, gang related assassinations have taken over Bakersfield.  Since December 1st, 2015 there has been a gun battle almost every day.

We met with pastors for lunch.  The 6 o’clock and 11 o’clock news carried the story that we were meeting with pastors to respond to the violence in the city.  It set the stage for that night.

By 7 PM the auditorium was packed.  This is what MMM is all about!  I preached with all my might under an intense anointing.  Some say that hundreds came forward.  Only God knows the real number.  Amazingly, we did not send the converts into a prayer room.  Instead, Jesus said, “I want to baptize them in the Holy Spirit now.”

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The vast harvest raised holy hands and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance!

I tested our friendship severely by asking you to give us the money to build a mobile, supernatural ministry that could just keep invading.  God did this through you our precious partners in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

LIVING PROOF WEST COAST

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It all begins this Sunday night at Bethel Church in Redding.  Our goal is to interrupt the tragedy.  Our mission is to apply the weapons of our warfare—which are not carnal weapons but mighty to tear down strongholds.  Our passion is to have meetings that are unfettered by human agendas, gimmicks and half-cures.

We are an unapologetic force of the love and power of Jesus.  We will pour out every benefit that Jesus won on the Cross—we will spread the cure where the need is greatest. 

I want you to join me for unforgettable nights of hope and power.

Jesus himself said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father”-John 14:12.   Those words haunted me and challenged me to answer one of the greatest questions I would ever ask myself:  How do I reach the West Coast in this toxic atmosphere?

I am not asking them to embrace dead religion or a cult.  Reality does not need hype or manipulation.  I am asking you to trade a night of your life to open your heart to God… and let Him use you to give a miracle to someone who would not normally go to a Christian gathering.

Why you should bring someone to these nights: If someone you love is suffering physical illness, bring them and let us pray for them to receive a miracle.  Think of all that they have endured to try to get well.  Instead of waiting for hours in a cold atmosphere let them experience a loving, joyous, faith-filled atmosphere. 

If someone you know is unchurched and is honestly seeking to know that God is real, bring them.  My message these nights will not just touch the needs of the body but also of the soul.  This is a perfect opportunity for them to receive a miracle in their soul.

The impact of these nights does not end with just healing miracles.  An army of love and light is forming from many churches in the area who are seeking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  It is our deepest wish and expectation that the power of these nights will flow out to the entire West Coast.

It all adds up to a simple conclusion:  These are nights you do not want to miss.

Living Proof West Coast

Sunday March 20th   

Bethel Church  933 College View Dr, Redding, CA 96003

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  (530) 246-6000

Sunday and Monday April 3 and 4   

Church of Jesus Christ Spirit Filled  

3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV 89434

Sunday 10:30 am/ 6:00pm

Monday 7:00pm

(775) 358-2842

Saturday April 9th

Azusa Now by The Call

Los Angeles Coliseum

3911 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 All day, gates open at 6am

424-362-5523

Sunday April 17th

Explosion by Star of David Church

520 W Virginia St, San Jose, CA 95125

6:00pm

(408) 808-1443

Tuesday April 19th

209 Awakening

700 N Union Rd

Manteca, California

6:30pm

(209) 479-4182

Sunday May 1st 9 AM

The Bridge of Yuba City

424 Epley Dr.  Yuba City, CA 95991

(530) 674-0400 

Sunday May 1st 6pm 

The Church of Glad Tidings 1179 Eager Rd, Live Oak, CA 95953

Phone:(530) 671-3160

Monday and Tuesday May 2 and 3 7 PM 

The Bridge of Yuba City

Wednesday May 4th

First Assembly of God Church

4472 Snook Ave, Clearlake, CA 95422

(707) 994-3122

7pm

Friday May 13th

Christ Cathedral Church

2301 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304

(661) 834-3311

7pm

Sunday May 15th

Harvest Christian Center

130 3rd St, Turlock, CA 95380

(209) 667-5683

9am/10am/11am/6pm