Part 2: We must restore Christ as the Lord of the Harvest

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Last night in the Silicon Valley, the nets filled to overflowing with souls seeking Christ.  Now we are adding another service at Star of David Church tomorrow night. Here is part 2 of a message that came out of this visitation of God.

John 21:3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”

They answered Him, “No.”

6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.

7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment (for he had removed it), and plunged into the sea.

Jesus asks a question that should burn in the heart of every preacher today: “Have you caught any fish?”  For Peter that question was explosive.  He had met Christ after a night just like this, a night where he caught no fish.

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This simple command that came next will save us now.   It will save us from losing our nation.  It will save us from wasting our life.  Jesus said; “Throw the net on the right side.”

He is the Lord of the harvest!  Thousands of pastors and churches in America need to be awakened to this truth.  I am warning you that God is issuing a warning and a deadline to the American church.  We must throw the net where, when and how God tells us.

Tragically we have become Oscar winning actors at net throwing.  A breathtaking denial hangs like a shroud over a vast number of churches.  We have glorified the act of tossing a net.  We have celebrated the skill of tossing out information and programs and then blithely ignore the fact that there are no fish in the nets.  We are distracting millions of Christians away from our flat lining birth rate.

As I said before we do not have to die this way! He is the Lord of the Harvest!  What baffles us does not faze God.  People groups that we believe are unreachable can be deeply influenced by the Holy Spirit.  We cannot offer God the excuse that the Silicon Valley or any other enclave of secular progressives is too hard or too sophisticated for Christ.

The granddaddy sin of the American Church is…wresting away from the Holy Spirit the chief responsibility for leading our fishing.  Jesus gave Him that job.  Jesus imparted all He had to the Holy Spirit.

We were never supposed to overrule the impulses He infuses in us; we were never supposed to figure out how to be relevant to a culture.   We were supposed to surrender through prayer and expect step by step instructions.

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To be sure, those instructions will often go against the grain of our logic and even our dignity.  There is a towering reason that we are so deeply stung when the Spirit moves.  Let me explain:

Removing the Holy Spirit as General, CEO and director of the harvest is our greatest sin…but it is another sin that feeds that sin… WE VIOLENTLY DISAGREE WITH JESUS ABOUT THE HARVEST ITSELF!!

He believes that the fields are ripe for the Gospel and we believe that few if any want the message of Christ.  That colossal disagreement is why we do what we do and we keep doing what we do.

Peter seemed to spend a lifetime disagreeing with Jesus about fish.  Jesus kept correcting Peter with object lessons that proved there were mountains of fish.  He even once had Peter pull tax money out a fish’s mouth.

If we do not change our ways our nation is lost.  There is no version of this  current Church growth movement that will save us.  None of it  ends in revival or restoring us to one nation under God.

If we could but drop our defenses against Christ and the Holy Spirit and wait for divine directives our nets will fill with fish and our nation will honor righteousness again.

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Tonight is the climatic service at Calvary Temple in Campbell!

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BREAKING NEWS FOR YOU ABOUT THIS OUTPOURING:

SOMETHINGS YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF…THE FIRE AND THE GLORY THAT IS FALLING ON SILICON VALLEY CONTINUES TONIGHT.  DO WHAT YOU CAN TO BE IN THIS CLIMATIC EVENT TONIGHT.   THIS IS THE FINAL SERVICE IN THIS SERIES.  WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT WILL GO FROM HERE BUT WE KNOW THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOING TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DIRECTION FOR THIS AMAZING SERIES OF MEETINGS.

DO NOT WAIT BECAUSE AS WE SAID THIS IS THE FINAL SERVICE AT CALVARY TEMPLE AND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING, AS WE LEARN FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT WHAT WE ARE TO DO NEXT.

IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR CAMPBELL CALIFORNA…PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE LORD BEFORE YOU DECIDE  TO STAY HOME.  BRING THOSE WHO NEED HEALING OR SALVATION BECAUSE THIS IS THE ATMOSPHERE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

MARIO IS PREPARING RIGHT NOW TO UNLEASH A MESSAGE OF POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS AND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED IF YOU COME IN FAITH.

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DOORS OPEN AT 6:15PM  THE PLACE IS CALVARY TEMPLE 202 RAILWAY AVENUE IN CAMPBELL.  

WE HAD PROMISED TO POST THE SECOND HALF OF MARIO’S SERMON ENTITLED:  WE MUST RESTORE CHRIST AS THE LORD OF THE HARVEST.   BECAUSE OF THE OUTBREAK THAT BEGAN THIS MORNING THAT DROVE US TO INTERCESSORY PRAYER MARIO CANNOT POST THE SECOND HALF UNTIL TOMORROW.

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Message delivered at Calvarymple by Mario Murillo

Tonight I stand before you prepared to sacrifice popularity for the sake of telling the truth.

The worst thing that a vessel of God can do is to focus on perpetuating their popularity. I believe that popularity is a line of credit to be used up in the act of telling the truth.

Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church.  Tragically, we have taken that to mean that the church of Jesus Christ cannot suffer great setbacks.   (Try telling that to the Christians who lived under Hitler, Stalin or Mao.)

History shows us that while the final victory of the Church is assured there are many episodes in between that can test our faith to the limit.  Jesus said, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” Matthew 24:22.

We have entered an era where the influence of Christians in America has plunged to an all-time low.  The reason for this has been either ignored or greatly underestimated. The culprit for this decline of influence is the Christian Birth Rate.  It is below zero.  We are not even winning enough souls to replace the saints who have gone to heaven. 

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The anti-God agenda has accelerated because there are fewer of us speaking out.  Worse still, when we do speak out it is often tepid.

This is for the Body of Christ across America but it is especially true in the San Francisco Bay area where the trend away from God is accelerated.

I am standing here to issue a solemn warning from the Holy Spirit.  God will begin to force churches to fold, and He will find fresh voices to rescue this nation.

What should we do?

The answer is to restore Christ as the Lord of the Harvest.  Luke 10: 1 “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

To restore Christ as the Lord of the harvest involves many things.

1. It begins with a true and total repentance.  This repentance not only confesses a failure to win souls but an admission from the heart that it did not even bother us that we had no harvest.

We must repent.  We must repent of doing everything to America but converting her.  We have amused, distracted, informed and programmed but we have not converted Americans.

2. Make Him Lord of your harvest.  In a thousand years of labor and analysis we could not touch the effectiveness of the Jesus and the Holy Spirit in harvesting souls.

We were never meant to cast bright ideas at God.  We were meant to surrender to instructions from God. We were supposed to pray for a harvest, surrender to the Lord of that harvest, and then obey His plan for the harvest.

3. Peter learned emphatically that Jesus was the Lord of the harvest.  Peter met Jesus after a long dark night.  He had fished all night and caught nothing.  Luke 5: 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” 6 And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.”

But he lost this lesson of harvest after Christ was crucified.  He pulled another all-nighter and caught nothing.   It is déjà vu when he hears the risen Christ ask him from the beach. John 21: 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”

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They answered Him, “No.”

6 And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.”

He is the Lord of the Harvest!  What baffles us does not faze God.  People we believe are unreachable can be deeply influenced by the Holy Spirit.  We cannot offer God the excuse that the Silicon Valley is too hard or too sophisticated.

In Part two of this message we see the most urgent truth yet about how the Spirit is warning us of our danger and yearning to train and impart divine tactics and massive opportunities.

Part two tomorrow

Week Two at Calvary Temple of Campbell

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By Elijah Garcia

From the moment people walked in…they could feel God was there.

This was the second week of the meetings at Calvary Temple of Campbell. On a Sunday night the church was packed and the expectations were high! The sermon titled, “Violent people: stop apologizing for your miracle” was being preached.

Then it happened.  Suddenly, Mario Murillo said “I’m getting angry” as he grabbed the microphone with authority and starting walking down the aisle. This anger was a righteous anger that burned against sickness and torment that the devil was causing on the people.

There were so many miracles on this night, we couldn’t possibly name them all. There was a woman which had pain issues throughout her body. When the word of the Lord came forth with healing, and out of His mercy using Mario to name various spots (neck, shoulders etc..), she rejoiced but the individual next to her was not satisfied. The one next to her was her son.

He stood up in complete desperation. Clearly frustrated, he was not satisfied with what God had done for his mother. He stands up, almost interrupting the meeting. He then yells out ‘you didn’t say her hands!”. His mother, who was being humble, was clearly bashful about this whole incident. She tried to quiet him down. But he got all the louder. He then began to say “I don’t know if I believe everything that is going on here. But if God is here…He will heal her hands.”

Mario said “you’re doing exactly what I just preached about. What are you going to do when the Lord heals her?”

“Tell everyone” was his response. The torment of his mom, made this young man all the more persistent.

Mario lifted his eyes towards heaven and said “Lord, we’re not testing you.” He continued to pray that God would heal her body and get the glory. He then had the mother move her hands in a circular motion. He then told her…”go home and play your piano. Play the songs that hurt you to play. You’re going to see God did something in you.” The whole congregation was in an uproar. Jesus was glorified

Then there was the young man wearing batman T-shirt…he had liver problems. God told him he was a righteous trouble maker and this sickness was not the end of him. Mario had him put his hands on his liver. He told him his liver was healed. He was already weeping before God used Mario to have him stand up. God was at work in his heart. Then his wife was also called out for healing and she gave her life to Christ!

Another woman in the second row was called out for spinal pain. When she stood up, immediately she began sobbing heavily. God touched her!!

Another woman had nerve pain in her legs. When the power of God fell on her, she fell out! She remained on the ground for 10 minutes. Mario then told her “go to your doctor and this healing will be medically verified”.

There is so much going on in Calvary Temple of Campbell it’s inexplicable. The good news is you can be a part of it also. There is another healing service tonight at 7 pm. Bring your sick and unsaved friends so God can touch them and most importantly, save their souls.

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