A NIGHT WE WILL TALK ABOUT TO FOR YEARS TO COME

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We will be talking about this night for years to come

By Mario Murillo

I am talking about this Friday night May 13th.  We will be talking about this night for years to come—not because I will be there—because someone else will be there… 

How do I know we will be talking about this night for years?   Because of the nights we have already had—all over California.  People of all ages and backgrounds have packed out halls.  They will flat out tell you sickness and addiction left their bodies.  They will describe how the music and worship hit them…  and how the message transformed them out of fear and confusion. 

They will tell you a lot of things.  But most of all…they will say—they left knowing that the power of God is real and—they will never be the same. 

If you are wondering how this is possible…it is possible because Jesus Christ does miracles every time He shows up.  He will be there!  That is why we will not forget this night in Bakersfield for years to come.

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Why should we be surprised? Jesus said, “Wherever two or three are gathered in my Name, there I am in the midst of them.”- Matthew 18:20.  These words started a movement—the only movement in history where the founder still attends every meeting.  

But, you may say, “meetings like this are fake, boring and out of date.”   No, actually this night will be completely different…and it could not be more “on time.”   We are watching violence, addiction, sick ideas and hatred ripping our cities apart.   Our leaders have run out of answers.  We need a greater power source than human solutions.

Jesus proved He was the son of God by doing the things no one had done before.  He also said His work would continue.  “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

Do not take my word for any of this.  Come and see for yourself—better yet, bring someone you know who needs a miracle in their body or soul.  Remember, it is only one night and it could change everything.  See you there 

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Again, it is his Friday night May 13th AT 7 PM  Christ Cathedral Church 2301 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304              Call (661) 834-3311

3 DAYS THAT WILL IMPACT THE NATION

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How could 3 days in Branson possibly change America?   We are not alone in the conviction that it can and will happen.  On December 3, 4& 6th the Branson Outbreak—will not only continue—it will reach nation changing glory.   Hundreds have been healed. Let us present to you two that need to be told everywhere!

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She entered the doctor’s office in physical agony from head to toe.  She had so many different ailments she said, “My doctor didn’t know what to treat first.”   I had been diagnosed with severe arthritis, bulging disks, and many other maladies in my body.”

Then, when it looked like it could not get worse—it did. “On February 15, 2015 my life took a drastic change.  While standing at church, I cried out in severe pain.  Two men carried me to the car—with me screaming very loudly.”

She spent the next 13 days in the hospital and then began 8 months in a wheelchair.  At her next visit to her doctor she was given two drastic injections to help her deal with the hellish pain.  Her doctor told her, “I rarely have ever had to do this.”

Then one of her friends told her about the Branson Outbreak. “A good friend said she would pick me up and take me to the Mario Murillo Awakening service.”  This was the first of three meetings she would attend in her wheelchair.

Then on Friday Night October 16th everything changed.  Mario Murillo asked that Mary be brought to the front.  “Mario called me to the front and his first words to me were, “What a Christmas you are going to have!”

Here is how she describes what happened next:

“Mario stated that Jesus was healing me of 15 diseases in my body, including my neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and back.  Then he asked the usher to put her hand on my back.  When she put her hand on my lower back, my bulging disks were going back into place.

The shock came when he told me my abdomen, liver, and blood was being healed as well. I had gone to my primary care doctor about a month before this happened and forgot about the tests. 

She had run almost every blood test imaginable.  On my next visit with her, she stated my bone marrow was not making enough red or white, especially white which were low.  She also told me the tests showed I had multiple myeloma which now explains the extreme pain in my right leg, hip, and back.”

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She said she felt power surge through her body.  Every trace of pain vanished.  She walked freely.  Nothing hurt!

She immediately returned to her doctor and asked for a new set of tests on “everything.”  After her test results came back her doctor wrote her a letter to verify the healing.  Here are the doctor’s very words: “Praise the Lord’ your bone marrow is now producing good blood cells and that the multiple myeloma is gone.”

This is not the end of the story.  Listen to what she says happened next: “Mario’s words, ‘What a Christmas you are going to have’ were enlarged on Sunday October 18, 2015.  Mario called out Harold (her husband) and told him that that he was a kind man, and that Jesus was healing his heart and knees.  Mario stated that Harold had 4 heart attacks and I have seen Harold clutch his heart area on at least three different occasions.  Getting out of a chair was almost impossible for him.”

Now Harold almost jumps out of his chair and I walk standing straight!  What an AWESOME God we serve.” -Mary Heird

America is in desperate need of a good Christmas.  Mary’s healing—and all of the amazing things happening in Branson—are a message of love that Jesus has not given up on America.

Branson celebrates the Birth of Christ like few places on earth.  It is saturated with lights, trees, festive shows for the whole family—not to mention the good cheer you will encounter on all of the streets.

We-the staff family at Mario Murillo Ministries—give all of the Glory to Jesus Christ for the multitudes that have been saved and healed in Branson.

Now read about the other healing that happened in Branson…

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When one relates a miracle—it’s wise to remember—we live in a day where we are flooded with “reports” of healings.  So much is sensationalized today; it actually has the opposite of its intended effect—it does not build faith…it casts doubt.

The report we are about to relate to you is real. Vernette’s miracle is a wonderful fact.  But—far beyond just a healing—this points out the staggering significance of what is currently happening in Branson.  Miracles—though wonderful—can be hollow manifestations unless you see their larger purpose.  At the end of this report we intend to put an emphatic bottom line on this miracle.

To present this testimony to you, we will employ a new format.   We will present Vernette’s own words—she wrote in a letter to Mario detailing her condition before her healing—interspersed with the actual words of knowledge Mario spoke to her at the point of her healing.  We give Jesus Christ all the glory for this miracle.

Mario: “You need a dramatic healing.  One big reason is that you cannot afford the cost of your medication.”

From Vernette’s letter: “Here is a synopsis of conditions in my life prior to last night: One of the first things that Holy Spirit spoke through Mario had to do with finances and prescriptions.  Toward the end of 2014 my insulin went from $43 to over $800 so I could no longer afford meds.”

Mario: “You have diabetes. The medicine you are taking is damaging your body.”

From Vernette’s letter: “In 1995 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I discovered much later that Insulin is not even needed for Type 2 and can be controlled with diet and exercise.  As a result it began to destroy my body.”

Mario: “You also have a heart condition.”

Vernette: “In 2013, during a trip to ER I was experiencing an irregular heartbeat.  Recently, I began to experience shooting pain in my left chest area and down my arm continuing into my left abdomen.”

Mario: “You have severe pain in both your feet from neuropathy.”

Vernette: “At this point I’d been suffering for some time from neuropathy pain in my feet.  Dark spots began to appear on my legs from improper blood flow due to diabetes.”

Mario: “You also have a condition in your lungs.”

Vernette: “My x-rays showed a dark area on my lungs.”

Mario: “You have an intense pain on your entire right side.  There is damage to your neck, hands, hip and especially your leg.”  This damage is focused on your right side.”

Vernette: “On the right side of my body I’ve experienced muscle cramps and my neck and leg, severe pain in my hip…and pain so severe in the joints of my fingers that I could not straighten them.”

No one who was an eyewitness will ever forget what happened next.  A radiating, overwhelming presence covered Vernette and the atmosphere shifted in the entire room.

What would have been impossible for her just seconds before was now effortless.  Her right side demonstrated the most obvious transformation.  The cruel constant pain had evaporated from her hands, hips, legs and feet.   On top of all of this… she could breathe—she could see—she felt totally healed!

Vernette came back the next night more joyous and bold than she was the night before.  She freely demonstrated how she could move pain free and strong.

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Here is the bottom line: Dark clouds are covering the nation.  America is soul-sick and lost. She is hopelessly divided and ill-prepared for the future.  God is doing something in Branson to overpower the evil that is destroying our nation.

“There’s an army rising up.”  That might just be a lyric in other places—here it is an unambiguous fact.  The question is…is it the atmosphere igniting the faith and bold outreach of these people…or are the people so hungry that they are creating the atmosphere?

It may not matter.  What does matter is that in our time—a desperate time—an outpouring of God’s Spirit is increasing in Branson just as so many prophecies have said it would.

You can log onto mariomurillo.org/stream  to see for yourself why so many are flocking to these meetings and believe that they will overflow to the nation.  

What will the atmosphere be like when God combines the Glory of Christmas with an ongoing outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

Here is an outrageous invitation: COME TO BRANSON!  The Outbreak continues on December 3rd!

Maybe this is the Christmas God wants you or someone you love to have?  Pray and believe.

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WHY I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

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Why I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

By Mario Murillo

“Here in Britain, it is more likely that people would deny they went to church even if they actually did, on the grounds of embarrassment. To say you’re religious in Britain is to risk excluding yourself.  When Tony Blair was Prime Minister, and a rare question arose about his religious views, his press secretary said firmly, “we don’t do God,” and refused to answer.”

This is an excerpt from the preface of Unapologetic, the ground breaking volume by Francis Spufford.

This paints a bleak picture of soul winning in England.  It also explains why Islam has made so many inroads in London.  Moslems are not ashamed to speak out, nor are they embarrassed by their faith.

This blog is not a rant against Islam, nor is it a call for Christians to seize the White House. It is a call to take a hard, honest, deep look at what is a snapshot of our immediate future.

Soul winning is now a hate crime in England and the trend is growing here.  There is a rising tide that calls for Christians to “keep it yourself.”  This argument is being put forth by a strange Confederation of voices.  Atheists want us to hold our peace because we are irrational and a threat to human progress.  Secular progressives condemn us as hating the poor, the homosexual and women.  Many modern pastors, including the Pope have asked Christians, “to tone it down.”

There are millions of innocent bystanders who hear the message of Jesus maligned every day.  They are caught in the middle between those who, out of hatred, tell lies about the gospel, and those that present an incomplete gospel out of embarrassment.Berkeley Campanille

The answer is not to tone down the Gospel, it is just the opposite: It is time to turn up the true Gospel. By being exposed to the real message of Jesus presented through Spirit-driven vessels, those millions who are stuck in the middle will experience history’s most pleasant surprise.

Everyone that knows me well knows this very singular fact about me: I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  But why am I not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ?

To answer that, you must see the different path this ministry has taken than most evangelists that you have ever heard of.  It seems that Christ went out of his way to plunge us in the deep end from the very beginning.

While others have been called to areas of America that are sympathetic to Christian values, we have always been cast into locations that are hostile, atheistic, immoral and highly intellectual.

While still in high school I preached in the Haight-Ashbury; ground zero for the love and peace movement in San Francisco.  The ministry went from the frying pan into the fire by moving to Berkeley California during the antiwar demonstrations. We were planted there for the next ten years.

For a great part of the early ministry I rarely stood before an audience that actually wanted to hear what I had to say.  You could say that God sent the worst equipped person to convert the best armed opponent.

We do need not to present any further evidence than this to show you the power of the gospel: If there was a flaw in the message, any fantasy whatsoever, the crucible of Berkeley would have blown it to smithereens.

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Instead, at each point of challenge something from out of this world would step in and move the ministry forward.  The least likely would be converted. A greater proof still is the fact that we had not a clue about what we were doing and yet our numbers kept growing.

We were one of those rare ministries in history where the new converts could explain what God was doing better than we could.

Paul said he was not ashamed because it was the power of God.  That is exactly what it was for me…the power of God doing the impossible.

When the words should not have been there they were.

When the money could not have been there it was.

When the method had no business being effective it was.

But finally and foremost, the Gospel proof was the power it put in people.  They who hated it were transformed; they who had no power to stave off addictions were resurrected.  In short, all who tasted the power of the Gospel had an engine installed that became an impetus to loving and positive choices.  That is why I am not ashamed nor will ever be ashamed of the most awesome message mankind has ever heard!

What to do in impossible situations

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What to do in impossible situations

By Mario Murillo

A father sits helplessly beside his terminally ill daughter.  She pitifully wheezes out her last breathes, he struggles to comfort her and to prepare her for the frightening moment of death.

Suddenly, he hears the faint sound of people rejoicing and glorifying God.  This sound bounced off of many buildings and carried down several streets before it found its way to his house.  At first, it hit like a cruel joke that only seemed to mock and intensify his pain, but soon it touches him with a strange hope.

A spark of faith began to grow in him that was not of this world.   But it would involve an act of courage that is unimaginable.

Consider the consequences: He is a Temple leader and the official position of the leadership is that Jesus is a rogue prophet.  His daughter’s last image of him would be of him abandoning her.  His wife would never forgive him. In one act he would lose his daughter, his wife, and his career and live in shame for the rest of his life.

Consider the daunting task before him.  He must race to Jesus who is far away.  He must crush his way through the massive throng of people pressing to get to the Lord.  He must convince the Master to come all the way back to his house.  All of this must happen while the little girl still clings to life.

Here is the next moment right from Scripture: Mark 5:22-24, “And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 23 and begged Him earnestly, saying, ‘My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.’ 24 So Jesus went with him, and a great multitude followed Him and thronged Him.”

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So here is the lesson:

  1. Let the spark of faith carry you in a whole new direction. Could it be that some of the stories we hear about how God did not work was simply a case of God being ignored because people were so bound to convention and overcome by care?

It is time to get a new definition of what is possible. Whatever got inside of Jairus opened his soul to possibilities he did not know existed.  You have options in your crisis that you cannot know until you present to God a completely open soul.  At the end of yourself is where God begins.

I know that you have prayed earnestly for a breakthrough!  I know that you have cried out to God with all of your heart.  The danger is not with your sincerity but perhaps with a misplaced sense of decency.  If Jairus had not gone to Jesus and his daughter would have died, no one but Jairus would have known about the miracle he missed.  Who could have blamed him?  He could have hidden his faith in a shroud of decency.

The Bible describes Zacharias the priest, the father of John the Baptist, as a “righteous man, walking in all the commandments blameless.”  Yet, he was unable to believe the Angel who told him his wife Elizabeth would bare a son in old age.  Jairus and Zacharias were both good men.  The difference was that Jairus was willing to do something totally outside his experience if it might save his daughter!  That is what I am asking you to do!

He will impart something in you that is completely outside of your frame of reference.  But are you willing to take such radical steps?  Are you willing to entertain guidance from God that is utterly out of the blue?

There is no doubt that some tragedies will go unexplained until we are in heaven. I am the last person on earth who would add pain to anyone’s loss by blaming them for anything.  What I am saying and more to the point, what Jairus’ testimony is saying is — that the force of faith is stronger than we think.  It is worth it to keep fighting and welcome options from Jesus even after all hope is gone because your God will make a way where there is no way.

In an instant, by the bed of his dying daughter, Jairus received revelation that told him: who Jesus really was, what it meant that He was nearby, and that “I must run to Him right now and my daughter will be healed.  

2. Run to Jesus. Of course we all believe that we are trusting Jesus with our problems, but take another look. What is this man actually doing?  He is leaving everything!

In an instant, by the bed of his dying daughter, Jairus received revelation that told him: who Jesus really was, what it meant that He was nearby, and that “I must run to Him right now and my daughter will be healed.”

If your situation is as hopeless as you say then it should be no problem for you to drop everything and run to Christ with total abandon. If you are entertaining even a speck of hope in a natural solution then you will have a double mind that will hinder you from receiving from Jesus. This is not a physical running necessarily but a revolution in your intercession. You may find yourself utterly cut off from everyone and totally lost in prayer for an indeterminate length of time.

3. Fear not but only believe. Our story continues in Mark 5:35, “While He was still speaking,some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”   The coldest hand in history touched this father’s shoulder and gave him the worst possible news ever.  His worst, most horrifying fear was realized!

Jesus instantly stepped in to stop the despair.  Verse 36 says, “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe!” 

Fear is the real enemy!  It is not your crisis that is the real danger; it is your fear of the crisis.  It is the dreadful expectations, the images of disaster that eat at your hope.

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Only believe!  I know that when Jesus gave this order it spoke life into Jairus as surely as when Jesus spoke life into Lazarus. Suddenly it hit him that to God the miracle of raising the dead takes no more power than healing a fever!  He marched triumphantly back to his home, only this time Jesus is coming with him!

Do you know who you believe in?  Paul said in Philippians, “I know in whom I have believed.”  Beloved, you must not forget how much God loves you!  You must never feel abandoned or forsaken.  You are marching toward a miracle!

This is how your story ends: Verse 39 “When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” 40 And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying. 41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”

The next chapter of your life is not defeat, poverty or death but great amazement!

Who is Jesus?  He is the master of the impossible!  This quote by Peter Larson sums it all up, “The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: a virgin’s womb and an empty tomb”. Jesus entered our world through a door marked, “No Entrance” and left through a door marked “No Exit.”

Here are the familiar words of FDR but in a new light, “This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

That last part about how fear “paralyzes needed efforts to turn retreat into advance” is what this letter is all about.  Look at America right now. Something has frozen us with fear so that we accept a dark new era of dead dreams, filled with empty souls who look the same, act the same, and robotically accept defeat.

You know what to do.  Obey that spark of guidance, run to Jesus, make room for the Master to work and follow instructions.  He will create a new ending to the story.

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Taking back the years that Satan Stole from You

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One of the most popular videos on youtube is a slice from the television show Newsroom.   It shows a televised panel of “experts” in front of college students where a liberal is on the left, a conservative is on the right and a news anchor is in the middle.

The moderator asks them “Is America the greatest country in the world?” Freedom and opportunity are then cited as reasons why we are the greatest nation on earth by both the left and the right to mild cheers from the audience.  The news anchor noticeably silent is pressed to offer his view.  He shouts, “We are not the greatest country in the world.  There is no evidence to support the statement that we are the greatest country in the world.”  The audience gasps.

He proceeds to spout statistics of how far we have fallen behind other nations. He ends his rant with “we didn’t use to scare so easily, we built amazing things, we had leaders that created laws based on morals.”  This scene is called the most honest 3 minutes on television.

The news anchor ends with these words says: “the first step to solving a problem is to recognize that there is a problem.”

The feeling that our best days are behind us is a national anxiety. A growing segment of our nation is binging on drugs to bury their fears. Our children feel that our government robbed their future.  Dreams are held in limbo and they live trapped in their parent’s basement in a holding pattern losing valuable time.

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This is also widespread among Christians. Right now, a lot of people are looking back on their lives and feeling that many years were stolen from them.   They recount scenes of besetting sin, betrayal, calamity, sickness and just plain mistakes that had outsized impact on their years.

Again and again I have heard saints of God explain how unfair it seemed that huge chunks of their life were taken and they say, “I just want them back!”

That is when Joel 2:25 it hit me like a Mack truck”   “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust.”  Those are words that we can claim right now.’

America needs Christians who believe that God can restore stolen years.  The broken spirit of America is an amazing mission field for believers who shake off despair and dread and confess that enemy must pay back 7 times what he has taken from us.

Armed with this revelation I was able to exhort a great man of God.  He surveyed the wreckage of America and was lamenting past mistakes and feeling that he was out of time.  This Christian general sighed deeply and said “if only I were a younger man…”  I interrupted him and said “YOU ARE A YOUNGER MAN!  I didn’t have to say anything more the light of God hit his spirit and I could feel the clock starting to go backwards.

No long after that I was with an older woman who had received a great miracle of healing.  While she was grateful for her health she was also regretting the years that Satan had stolen from her.  I exclaimed to her that her healing was proof that God was mounting a fresh attack through her.

The Holy Spirit wants to give us back what Satan has stolen and them some!   Here is how:

1. BURN OUT THE BURN OUT!   Isaiah 40: 30,31 “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

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Waiting on God will bring specific fire to burn out fatigue and regret.   It will rev up your engine to attempt things that you thought you were too old to do.  You will now say, “No, I am not too old.  No, I am not going to sit still.  No, it is not too late!”   You need to make some bold moves and big decisions.  Realize that it was not really your body that was tired but your spirit.   Go to war in prayer specially seizing God’s promise to fuel and direct those who wait on Him.  Do this before you really do get old!

2.Do not settle merely for restored energy, but a fresh exploit! When David lost everything at Ziglag God gave him this promise “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” -1 Samuel 30:8

Caleb believed that God rejuvenated him in old age for a new exploit:  Joshua 14:10,11 “And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.”

Some of what you suffered in your past was because you were timid.   You went along with things and you did not make the demands on life that were just and right.  Now you must boldly enforce God’s Word and apply God’s grace.   You are being resurrected from weakness to for a whole new chapter of victory.

3. Believe that your life will not only be energized but extended. He wants to add years. The damage ate up years of crops.  What God promised in Joel “I will restore the years”  is that You shall be comforted according to the time that you have been afflicted, and shall have years of plenty to more than make up for the years of famine.

This is not just added time but added results that puts your life back in the plus column.  Haggai 2: 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

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Note just added time but long life that satisfies: Psalm 91: 15 says, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

4:  Live to leave something for the next generation.  Psalm 71: 18 “18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” I believe that great men and women have been kept alive by their passion to impart a legacy to the next generation.  So long as they stubbornly mentored, imparted and wrote great works of wisdom it kept them alive.

America needs Christians who are a blast furnace of encouragement and determination.  We rebuke that spirit that says America cannot be great.  She can be greater than ever if the army of God blasts forth to reclaim everything that Satan has stolen.

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THE HUNGER FLAMES

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Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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By  Mario Murillo

The last 72 hours in Los Banos changed my life even to the point of redefining revival for me.   Why we are continuing the meetings in Los Banos? The better question is “how could we stop?”

Tuesday night said it loud and clear.   We asked a question that we always ask: “If you know that you have received a physical healing tonight please stand and give God glory.  Nearly half of the entire packed house jumped to their feet to glorify God.   That is amazing but even more amazing the harvest of souls.  The front was jammed with seekers finding Christ.  In fact, it was the largest harvest of souls. 

The night that should have been the final night showed us why it could not be the final night. The tide was still rising…and not by a little but by a lot.  What on earth keeps fueling the flames of revival here?  I know what it is…HUNGER!

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It was the in the way people ask people to come to the meetings and they are suddenly saying “yes.” Martha wrote me: “My friend accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. I have been talking to her for years here at work and last night she took the step of Faith and stood up and walk down to the alter to pray! To God be the Glory!!!!”

This is not an isolated case.  The reports are coming from all directions about sons, daughters, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, coworkers, classmates and even enemies who are suddenly willing to give themselves to Christ after resisting for years.

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It is in the way that people respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit to receive miracles.  There is no need to cajole the audience into obeying God.  The ravenously receive.  They forcefully reach out and take what Jesus is giving out.

 

It is in the way that they worship and sing.  They are pulling heaven down upon themselves. They are boisterous, they are expressive but there is not a hint of freakish behavior just true love and yearning for Christ.

These are HUNGER FLAMES! Here is a movement that is hunger based, hunger driven and hunger protected.  It is the hunger that is fueling the flames of revival.  You cannot stop an army that is hungry for God for all of the right reasons.

However it is a hunger for Christ Himself.  They love the gifts of power but they love Jesus more. They want Him and they want more of Him.

Are you thinking of coming to Los Banos?  Prepare for a personal surprise: you will be encouraged.  We are a war weary, sin sick nation.  We are battered by headlines and an unrelenting storm of bad news.   Walk into this meeting and it all drifts away.  Hope replaces dread, and bold faith overcomes fear, and many forgotten feelings of peace are restored like a surprise visit from a long lost friend.

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THE NIGHT WHERE GOD DID NOT FIGHT FAIR

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Now it is undeniable in  Portage Indiana: Turn away crowds, abundant healings, and a great harvest of souls. 

If you could pick one night for your beloved skeptic to be in church…this was that night.  Miracles did not just happen, they overwhelmed, they sought out people, they overpowered doubt, they cancelled religious notions and obliterated disease, pain and spiritual wounds…it seemed that God was not fighting fair.

Oh how the people sang!  Voices raised in glorious praise as every seat filled until no more could fit in the sanctuary.  They sang the chains off!  They did not care about  race, religion, gender or age…it was all about singing from humble hearts, who believed no matter what the need they would never be the same.

No hurt was too deep, no sickness was too strong, no problem too big for the God they worshiped.   

Mario only preached as long as the Holy Spirit would allow in this electrified atmosphere.  He told of the Jesus who has never changed or suffered a power outage.  He declared the Name that would eject devils and destroy disease.  All of the evil of these times could not stop God from blessing, healing, loosing, releasing and saving.

The call to come to Christ came early in the night and before we knew it scores were standing at the front to receive the greatest miracle of all!  The sinner’s prayer was clear and forceful no doubt wafting in the air and out into the surrounding community.  People nearby must have heard and felt conviction as they cried “Jesus save me now, I repent of all my sin.”!

If only the people could speak for themselves!  They would tell in detail of this unforgettable night.  Take the woman who hesitated to respond for several minutes when called out for explosive pain in her head.  When she finally stood it just made it all the more amazing as power overtook her.  When she obeyed God the atmosphere changed the people were transformed.  Now Jesus directed His love to a man who was stunned that God would love him so much to describe every detail of the disaster in his body.  A ruined heart, dulled hearing, bones deteriorating in his arms, legs, knees, a cacophony of pain and weakness evaporated on the spot.

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Next was the spine healing of a young woman due for surgery for scoliosis.  Overtaken by gratitude, she sobbed to realize that God had named her disease and gave her His touch.  

She testified, “You ministered to me tonight about my spine and scoliosis. You also said I would grow half an inch and I actually felt my back stretching.  Thanks for letting God use you.”

Oh but it was not just the body that God healed it was spirits. People were singled out for a miracle in their broken hearts.  It stunned us all when a mighty deliverance was called out and received.

Now it became a cloud of healing settling over the entire audience.  Rivers of power swirled, yea raged and took up the crowd in its current.  Shouts of “I’m healed,” rang out, outbursts of joy as sickness after sickness was evicted from bodies.  Dozens healed in their abdomen, heart, lungs and limbs.  Again and again we would hear and see those who had received healing give God the glory!

Indeed God did not fight fair and I say AMEN to it!  Hundreds are fasting.  They are on their way to the meeting two hours ahead of time.  It is going to be another night of glory!!!

 Closing night!   

The fire continues tonight night at 7PM.  If you are in the Portage Indiana area join us at City Point Church  6474 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368 Phone:(219) 764-8229