What Every Christian Must Understand

What you are watching unfold in the House of Representatives is not simple hatred, it is something deeper. It is total desperation. The Democrat elite are feverishly conducting a sham trial because they don’t know what else to do. However, this impeachment is simply one more of the same tactics they have been using all along.

It all began the night Hillary lost. They never imagined Trump would win. They had no contingency plan in case Trump won. Not even the hare when he was racing the tortoise was this overconfident. They were caught flat-footed. That November night in 2016, they became the party with no plan.

Then their worst nightmare began to materialize. Trump began making America great again. They became so desperate that they rooted for the economy to fail. They actually wanted poverty to increase. But most of all, they began to lie—and lie big.

Their next act was straight out of Hitler’s propaganda minister’s playbook.  Joseph Goebbels said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it, and you will come to believe it yourself. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Today, truth is the enemy of the Democrat Party.

Let’s examine the similarities in Goebbels tactics on behalf of the National Socialist Party and the American Socialist Party.

1. How is it possible for something like the Russian collusion hoax—which has been so utterly discredited—to still have so many who believe in it? Simple: Democrats told the lie often enough for people to believe it.

2. How is it possible that some of the Democrat elite believe it themselves? Goebbels was right, eventually you will come to believe it yourself.

3. The Democrat Party has shut down free speech. They work to destroy witnesses who oppose them. They called for a total information blackout to bury the consequences of their failures in those big cities where they are in power. Their failed policies have bankrupted those cities and turned them into hell holes. To maintain the lie, they summoned their cronies in the media, entertainment, and education to declare war on free speech.

But, when you have the truth you don’t shut down debate. You welcome opposing views. But they can’t, because any scrutiny reveals their monstrous failure.

4. From the moment Trump entered the White House they began their campaign of terror. They have used endless bogus investigations to deflect attention from their abysmal failures. Their tactic of misdirection has kept you and their constituents from seeing that they were doing absolutely nothing for the American people.

How did they get away with doing nothing?  Again, it’s simple: from their perches of power, leftists buttressed the ‘do-nothing congress.’  And their allies in the Fake News were silent. Hollywood celebrities glorified anything that was done to stop Trump. Democrats took an oath to serve the American people, and then lied through their teeth.

How right was Goebbels? “The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.”

5. They began to ask born again Christians to get out of the way. They celebrate abortions, calling them ‘magical.’ They attack the church at every turn. They check off every box of immorality. They have embraced atheism as they have made it crystal clear that believers are their enemy.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/09/abortion-funders-christmas-theme-abortions-are-magical/

6. And finally, there is the impeachment debacle. When you look into Nancy Pelosi’s eyes you see perplexity. She knows it is all smoke and mirrors. She can barely read the charges against Trump with a straight face. Democrats are starting to show liar fatigue…

So why do they keep going? For the same huge reason they started down this road to perdition: they fear Trump will be reelected.  They know they have a clown car full of candidates. Even Michael Bloomberg believes it. He said, “Trump will eat them alive.”

Here’s what truly terrifies them: If Trump can get this much done even with the total war Democrats have waged on him…what could he do in a second term with a mandate the Democrats can’t stop, and they face the specter of losing power in the House and Senate.

Why do they keep going? Why are they risking a tsunami of a backlash from the American people? Why persist in doing something that is so disastrous?

For the answer to that, we can turn to Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth kills King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family in response to the prophesies of the witches. He killed Duncan to make the first of the prophesies come true. Then he killed Banquo and Macduff in a vain attempt to PREVENT the other prophesies from coming true.

After these murders, he dreams he is in a river of blood. What he says next explains the Democrat Party’s descent into total self-destruction: “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er.” Democrats feel that. They are in so deep that they feel they have no choice but to go through with it.

So once again, they must lie, break the law, cast aside rules and abandon all reason, because backing down now will be as tedious as going through with it.

You are watching spiritual warfare in its purist form. Every Christian must understand this or they cannot take the proper stand against it.

Let every believer learn a lesson. You may be able to defeat the prophecies of witches…but you cannot defeat the prophecies of God.

“Many are the plans of man, but it is God’s plans that will stand.” (Proverbs 19:21)

 

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THE THREE UNWISEMEN

The three unwisemen are following a light, but it is not a heavenly light.  It is the headlight of a speeding locomotive and they are trapped in a tunnel, on the tracks.

Whenever someone says “with all due respect” they usually only say that because they are about to act with disrespect, but want to come across as respectful. And so it is—with all due respect—I explain to you the three kinds of stupid that have possessed these three unwise men: Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Chuck Schumer, who have come bearing gifts of fool’s gold, Frankenstein, and myth.

There are three kinds of stupid, and in this case they are guilty of practicing all three.

Kind #1: You are following Nancy Pelosi. Following Nancy Pelosi, like socialism, has never worked.  Ask anyone who has followed her. Ask Kamala Harris. Nancy is a political train wreck who manages to survive by postponing disaster, but she cannot prevent the inevitable.

She is known for one amazing tactic: She comes up with a crazy idea, but she wants others to think it’s their idea. She feigned not wanting Trump impeached and then got others to take the lead on impeachment.

She is what is known as a ‘Jonah’. There’s something you must always remember about ‘Jonahs’: they are jinxed and bad things happen when they are present, but when the plane crashes, they survive. It’s everyone around them who dies.

Come close Adam, Jerry and Chuck, while I explain: there is no version of this fiasco that will have a good outcome for you. Here’s why: you have done nothing for the people who put you in office. You have wasted most of President Trump’s first term and millions of taxpayer dollars on fruitless investigations, libelous insults, and vicious attacks. You have done nothing for Americans.  Zip. Nada.

We get why you what you did. You have no vision, no solution, and no plan for America.  All we know about you is what you are against. You are literally accomplishing nothing for Americans. (That’s how mad you’ve made me. I hate the word ‘literally’ and you made me use it. Shame on you!)

Kind #2. You have stupidly declared war on 70 million voters. You three kings of disorient are declaring war on 70 million voters so far. While you are obsessed with getting Trump out of office, you are blind to how your ludicrous tactics are playing in millions of living rooms across America. To them you are not heroes. You are out-of-control demagogues who want to overthrow a legal election—their election—and who want to nullify their vote.

Not only are you trying to overrule their vote, you add insult to injury by calling anyone who voted for Trump racist, Islamophobic, homophobic, and worst of all (and, here is the irony)—stupid.

You don’t get it. But then how could you. You live in a bubble. You believe your own hype. You believe that by slinging mud and throwing rancid red meat to your base you will increase your chances of winning elections.  Here’s what you have actually done:

  • You have galvanized Trump’s base. He has the highest approval rating among Republicans since Ronald Reagan. You have inspired his base to increase contributions to his election campaign by tens of millions of dollars. You have driven people to our side—especially minorities, those on the fence, and independent voters.
  • You have used up your currency with Americans who don’t even like Trump, but who can’t stomach how unfair and nasty you are to him and his family.

Kind #3. You are ruining Christmas. This is by far your worst mistake. You are extending hearings into the Christmas season. Americans were sick of this already, now you want to sling mud during Hallmark Movies.  Instead of Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men, we must endure your ceaseless screeching during the Christmas season. Your impeachment hearings will sound like fingernails across a blackboard. Even your own party will hate it.

And finally, it is unwise to stake your future and the future of your party on yet another expensive investigation.  This one, like the last one, has produced zero justification and will die with a whimper. Some of your fellow Socialist/Democrats have done far worse than anything you are accusing Trump of having done, and you gave them a pass.  None of your witnesses are credible. None of your accusations have been substantiated. None of any of this rises to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and still you have made it abundantly clear that you will try to impeach Trump, no matter what.

You are doing it because Nancy says you have to. She said, “Trump has left us no choice but to impeach.” Your downfall, unwisemen, is that you believe her and are following a star that is headed over a cliff.

YOU CAN’T STOP WHAT JESUS IS BUILDING

I have a message for you, enemy of God: Christ is still a carpenter and He is still building His church. The Kingdom of God is under construction. While your world is falling apart, ours is coming together.  Jesus said it Himself, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

The rage of California; New York elitism; secular progressive education; Hollywood; and Silicon Valley— all these self-identify as the Gates of Hell.  And thus, according to the Son of God, they shall not prevail. YOU CAN’T STOP WHAT JESUS IS BUILDING. You are no match for the Mighty One who is building His church.

Don’t be fooled by your artificial gains.  It may seem like the faithful have been driven underground. It may look like perversion is prevailing.  By your measure, oh enemy of Christ, the church has either been diluted, counterfeited, or flat-out neutralized in America. But the truth is: it is all a façade.

Have you succeeded in creating a post-Christian America? Don’t pop the champagne cork just yet. California and New York can pass all the laws they want. They will not suffocate the Word of God. They will only play into God’s hands. Are you attempting to deny the hunger of the human heart for Jesus? That strategy will only increase the hunger for the true reality of God’s Kingdom.

Politicians and influencers with immoral lifestyles claim to be Christian, hoping to blur the truth of the Bible. That too will backfire.  Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my Word will not pass away.”

And let all false ministers beware as well. You are the unwitting partner of Satan who is working to dull the saints of God into a false faith. You lied about holiness. You caved-in to the culture, hoping to negotiate a truce with evil.  Even you can’t stop Christ from building true disciples.

Somewhere out there, in an unknown church, believers who want nothing but Jesus Himself, huddle together, seeking His face. I have a word for you: You have no idea how close you are to a breakthrough. God is building you into something unstoppable!

Somewhere out there, right now, broken and humble pastors are shedding tears over the fierce assault that is attacking their ministry. They have no idea why they must hold on just a little bit longer.  Dear pastor: If you filter out the taunts of the devil, you will hear the sound of Jesus building something amazing through you.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:10 “According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. The foundation is sure.” Truly, we as believers are all building beside the Lord, and at the same time “as living stones, we are being built up into a spiritual house…(so) proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light!” (1 Peter 2:5 & 9)

The foundation is so sure that nothing can destroy it. Everything built on this foundation becomes eternal.  Just ignore the railings of man and fold yourself into the surpassing power of God Who creates ministries out of impossible situations. It is time to laugh at the devil, and find renewed might in ministry.

It is time to dust off the words of the old spiritual:

“I’m working on the building.
It’s a true foundation.
I’m lifting up a bloodstained
Banner for the Lord.

“I’ll have a good time
Working on the building.
I’m going to heaven
To get my reward.

“When you see me praying,
I’m working on the building.
I’m lifting up a bloodstained
Banner for the Lord.

“Well, I’ll never get tired
Working on the building.
I’m going to heaven
To get my reward!”

No one can stop what Jesus is building! 

 

 

 

DO YOU FEEL A CALLING TO SAVE AMERICA? YOU NEED TO READ MARIO’S NEW BOOK VESSELS OF FIRE AND GLORY.

Mario’s new book will awaken you to your assignment in God’s work to save America. It’s $15 each or $12 for ten or more. Get a signed copy plus free shipping by clicking here.  https://mariomurillo.org/product/vessels-of-fire-glory/ 

 

WHAT WE’LL DO

Without a miracle, in 1 short year, the America you have always known and loved will be gone forever. Who is leading the charge on impeachment and every other destructive movement in America? California.

Here is what we are going to do about it.

In 1972, I stood in the rain outside the Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley. Inside, Jane Fonda led a thousand students in a chorus of obscenities.  They were cursing God and America. Instinctively, I raised my Bible and pointed it at the Ballroom and I vowed that one day I would lead an even bigger and louder crowd to shout praises to God and to pray for His blessing on America.

In less than three years I saw my vow fulfilled in vivid detail as the Jesus Movement changed the mood of the nation.

Today I am pointing my Bible again—but this time toward California and all the devils from hell that are behind the same leftist agenda and anti-God spirit which is again screaming and cursing our nation. And once again, I am expecting a miracle!

Part one:  Face the facts.

Fact: Right now, those who are the best equipped to win young Californian hearts are wealthy leftist politicians, atheists, media moguls, singers and actors.  They have the biggest stage, the loudest microphones, and the largest bankroll.

Fact: They all have this in common: They despise Jesus Christ, the Bible, America, Donald Trump, Israel, and you.

Fact:  Those on the Left are pawns of Satan. They want a world without the traditional family or any restraints on abortion, drugs, pornography or pedophiles. Here’s the unvarnished truth: the current leftist regime in California sees no future for Christianity in the state. They have made it their mission to drive true believers out of what they consider “their” state.

Fact:  Their ideology thrives on policies that divide and destroy.  They see chaos as a good thing because it destroys the old order to make way for the new order.  Prolonged economic depression, brainwashing, riots, and even cop killings are permissible for the “greater good.” That explains the deliberate destruction of California’s prosperity and civil order.

Fact:  They are ahead of schedule.  Without a miracle, in 1 short year, the America you have always known and loved will be gone forever.  The unified efforts of the God-haters are paying off in a big way, and California is the leader of this national coup.

This land of opportunity, this nation under God, this firewall against tyranny, this lighthouse for the Gospel is gasping for air beneath an avalanche of wickedness that is spewing out of California.

So what is Mario Murillo Ministries going to do?  We are beginning our second year of soul winning along Highway 99 in California. 

Our tent crusades have proven the hunger for Christ among the masses of people in this state. We begin with profound soberness and immovable resolve. Even though we have had results, they are nowhere near the results we seek, and nowhere near the results we know God will give us.

Part two:  Here is what we are going to do in 2020, step by step.

Step1:  Pray:  “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus” [Acts 4: 29, 30].

We are going to pray.  And not just any prayer, but the specific prayer that Peter prayed after the church was threatened.  He did not pray to escape—but to confront.  Peter wanted boldness.  He wanted power.  He wanted signs and wonders to prove the message of Christ.  We find ourselves in that exact same situation.  We must emulate his prayer and look for the same result.

Step 2: Plan:  Any plan devised by man is doomed, but no plan that comes through the agency of prayer will fail.  The plan that we seek will put us among lost souls and put lost souls in our events. The Holy Spirit will infuse us with a strategy that neutralizes the resistance to the Gospel.

Step 3: Prove:  Living Proof must not be a symbolic title.  It must be reality.  Whatever we have to do, whatever it takes to free the Holy Spirit to work in our tent meetings, we will do it.  We must come, saturated with prayer and expecting supernatural manifestations.  Our unambiguous goal must be to remove our flesh from the equation so that God will cause hardened hearts to fall before Him in utter amazement and surrender.

God must stretch His hand over an angry culture, perform supernatural healings, and overrule the agenda of man. It’s what we do in the tent.

Step 4: Plant:  Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” We must pray for the Lord to bring together churches of like heart to join us.  We must give converts the greatest chance of success by planting them in churches that believe as we do: in revival, the gifts of power, and the integrity of Scripture.

In conclusion:  To make a difference, we must see the threat.  To retake our nation, we must call on God.  We must speak out loud and clear.  We must provoke the lukewarm to action, and the lost to redemption.

As I said in the beginning: today I am pointing my Bible again.  This time I am pointing it at the heart of an evil regime that is calling evil good and good evil.  And I refuse to be afraid.  I refuse to back down.  And I refuse to think small or let up on our assault on the powers of darkness in California.

Please continue to pray without ceasing for our final tent crusade of 2019 in Hanford, California.  Pray as if the future of America depends on it! Now for this special video invitation.

 

AN INCONVENIENT FIRE

A growing number of believers want to know God Himself—they want just Him.  They are not thinking about anything He can do for them.  They must know Him—more than oxygen, food and water—they must have God!

This fire awakens an ancient hunger—the hunger that possessed saints of old.  A.W. Tozer wrote, “Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. They mourned for Him, they prayed and wrestled and sought for Him day and night, in season and out, and when they had found Him the finding was all the sweeter for the long seeking.”

And those who already know Him want to know Him better.  Tozer continued, “Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better. “Now, therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight”; and from there he rose to make the daring request, “I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.” (Exodus 33) God was frankly pleased by this display of ardor, and the next day called Moses into the mount, and there in solemn procession made all His glory pass before him.”

But why would this inconvenient fire be the worst nightmare to masked Antifa thugs, tepid seeker-friendly churches, or false ministers?   Isn’t this fire pulling saints off the front lines into a full-time pursuit of God?   How can this be a threat?  It is the greatest threat!   NOTHING TERRIFIES SATAN MORE THAN A WIDESPREAD HUNGER TO KNOW GOD:

-It puts them into the place and condition that Jesus has yearned for His church to be.  They are in God’s presence. They are devoid of ideas, agendas, or blueprints.   Their intercession is no longer contaminated.  Prayer is no longer a booster rocket for pet projects.  They are becoming decentralized. They are self-emptying, that they might see God in all His beauty.

God has triumphed over their dead works.  By doing this, He kills the source of their anxiety, their cares, and inadequacies.   David Wilkerson said, “I had more ideas than any preacher in America. Ideas on how to evangelize. How to organize New Testament programs. The programs and ideas were successful enough to entrap me and keep me on the treadmill of busy-ness.

“But all along my heart yearned for more. I knew the blessing was not in building. Not in some well-planned scheme to reach the lost. Not in bigness, and not in activity. I discovered the hard way that the glory of God, the peace, and joy of the Spirit, was in being stripped down, emptied, and made totally weak.”

-They are suddenly alive to the real horror—their own fleshliness.  The issue is no longer the depravity of the culture, but their personal carnality.  This inconvenient fire struck Isaiah with such agony that he tossed aside his prayer for influence and power.  All he can cry is; “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5).   Isaiah is unmade, that he might be remade.

In the towering glory, you see the indescribable.   You see how victorious God is.  How inevitable His victory is!  You see Satan’s utter defeat.  You are transfixed by the wisdom that is now available—the resources at Gods’ disposal—the tactics He can use.  His mighty plan makes our plans microscopically puny.

God will declare to you what He said to Isaiah: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8,9)

-Here’s what makes this fire so inconvenient:  It was simply not part of the plan.

-It was not in the plan for the lukewarm ‘convenient’ church to level off and be overruled by inconvenient fire.  Attraction-based churches fold when God Himself becomes the attraction.

-It was not in the plan for fake ministers to ever stop lying, stop prospering, or fooling the masses.  The light and heat of this fire will expose and topple them.

-It was not in the plan for left-wing God-haters to see their plan to eradicate Christianity from America neutralized by inconvenient fire.

This spreading flame—and the powerful vessels it creates—was simply not in the plan.  Thus a new vessel is about to emerge−a God-designed weapon. An inconvenient sort of person is about to appear on the American stage. A person who will own a passion you cannot stop, who will speak words you cannot counter, and perform miracles you cannot deny.

Join me in seeking this inconvenient fire!

Mario’s new book will awaken you to your assignment in God’s work to save America. It’s $15 each or $12 for ten or more. Get a signed copy plus free shipping by clicking here.  https://mariomurillo.org/product/vessels-of-fire-glory/ 

Still can’t support Trump?

You’re a Christian who still can’t support Trump? Let me share this fact with you: The people who hate Trump also hate you. They hate your faith. They hate your Bible. They hate your values. They hate Israel. They hate the Constitution and truth be told, they hate America. They hate you even if you don’t support Trump. They will hate you after Trump is gone.

They hated these things all along, only you weren’t supposed to know. You were supposed to be introduced to their radical agenda on the installment plan. But now they are in a frenzy and are throwing their gradual timetable to the wind and rushing everything. They are rushing: drag queens into story hours, gender bending subject matter into grammar schools, radical abortion policies, gun control and censorship. So, what’s their hurry? They are in a rage—such a rage, that they will openly refuse to stand up for the National Anthem and even chant their hatred against the highest office in the land at baseball games.

Two things happened that blew their cover.  Obama failed and Trump succeeded. None of that was supposed to happen. This is because the true socialist believes the only reason socialism has always failed is because “real socialism” has never been tried correctly. Every time it fails, they regroup and try again. They refuse to see that Socialism has imploded because it is a terrible system responsible for killing 100 million people in the last 100 years.

When Obama’s socialism failed, they put Hillary forward, hoping she would do the job. Trump was not supposed to win. His victory destroyed their plans. His presidency enraged them so deeply, they flew into a rage and started saying everything out loud that they had tried to keep a secret. They were forced into springing their trap early.

Again, they didn’t just start hating you when Trump won. They have hated you all along. You just weren’t supposed to find out so soon. It wasn’t their first choice to start censoring blogs, books, and speakers, but after Trump blew their cover, he drove them into a frenzy. Now they are out of control, spewing venom like a spitting cobra on drugs. The demented members of the ‘party of death’ are breaking every rule of free speech and tolerance. And they must be stopped.

I am amazed at how many Christians still do not stand with Trump. I hear the strangest excuses every day. I am curious to know how Trump can ‘hurt their feelings,’ while at the same time the hatred for God, tyranny, lies, and outrageous lawlessness of the Left doesn’t seem to bother them.

We must never spiritualize cowardice. We must never be confused about our duty. Our duty is to stop evil. “For this purpose was the Son of God manifest, to destroy the works of the evil one.”  And if there ever was a party of evil, it is the Socialist Party, formerly known as the Democratic Party.  God has placed Donald Trump in the Oval Office to be a wrecking ball, but he is not the one who is trying to wreck the church, Israel, freedom, marriage, or morality.

Believers who tell me they can’t support him whine, complain, and get holier-than-thou but never offer an alternative. Why? Because there is no alternative. When you tell me, “I am not going to vote for the lesser of two evils”, you are deflecting. Your non-vote is helping to assure that evil will prevail.

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.” Not to vote for Trump empowers the people who hate you and your children. If they ever succeed in all their plans to change our precious land of the free into a socialist state, it is game-over for the last truly free country on earth. Stand up for liberty, pray for those in Washington, and vote for those who love America. We as believers can and must turn this nation back to God!

 

Mario’s new book will awaken you to your assignment in God’s work to save America. It’s $15 each or $12 for ten or more. Get a signed copy plus free shipping by clicking here.  https://mariomurillo.org/product/vessels-of-fire-glory/ 

Boldness

It is hard to convince many Christians that they are rapidly losing their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  They either don’t believe it is happening, or they chalk it up to ‘fake news’ or ‘politics.’  But the erosion of liberty is not only real—it is the greatest threat American Christians have ever faced.

If I listed everything the church was allowed to say ten years ago that she can’t say today, you would be horrified.  Without a miracle, your children and grandchildren will have to survive in a world that will totally ban their faith—and what is even scarier: they will have to face it without you.

The doctrines of our faith that offend are: the Cross, the Blood of Jesus, the reality of Hell, sexual purity, and marriage.  Preachers who feel the heat from government censorship are already deleting these doctrines from their sermons.  They’ll tell you it’s to reach a bigger audience—but, trust me, it’s the heat.

What can we do to stop the church from being driven underground?   No one who is truly a man or woman of God can seriously entertain the idea that we should stop preaching these truths.  That is not even an option.  What then can we do to reverse this pernicious loss of liberty?

An even better question is: What does God do when a nation tries to silence His church?  The answer came to me suddenly.   Hear me out, it is not what you think.  It is way beyond petitions, or elections.  The revelation I am about to relate to you, struck me with paralyzing clarity. I am amazed I never saw it before.

However, nothing I am about to say will help you, not one point I am making will have its intended impact, unless you have a heart for it.  If you are still in denial about what is happening, I can’t help you—this message can’t help you.  If you think I am dispensing alarmist extremism, then you are just another part of the threat.

But, if you want to hear God’s heart on this crisis—if you hunger for more than half-answers, then you have come to the right place.  You can ask the Holy Spirit the most important question you could ever ask: “What do You do when a nation tries to silence Your church?”

Here it comes:

When the leaders of Jerusalem arrested Peter, they didn’t know what to charge him with or how to punish him.  They knew they had to silence the church.  There was no doubt about their intention.  They were prepared to do anything to stop the Gospel—so what was stopping them?  Answer that, and you will know what the exact marching orders are, that the church needs today.

What was hindering the council members was the glaring presence of the man who came with Peter and John.  This was the crippled beggar who used to sit at the Gate Beautiful.  A spectacular miracle had occurred!  He had occupied the most visible and lucrative begging station in Jerusalem.  Everyone knew him.  Word of his miraculous healing filled Jerusalem, and a mad chorus of praise was rising over the Eternal City.

Their deep consternation is vividly described in these verses: Acts 4:14 “And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded (Peter and John) to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.””

Their profound dilemma was not lost on Peter.  The Holy Spirit had revealed to him the divine solution to government censorship.  Peter had clearly settled on a course of action—the very action we need to take today. It is the action we take in our tent. He left with a battle plan. He was armed with critical information.

He gathered the people of God, and ordered them to pray.  He was about to pray a prayer that is the precise model for our crisis. He faced the same threat we face.  Remember that word: “threat.”

You will recall I told you that nothing good can come to you from my message, unless you see how urgent the hour has become?  Peter began his prayer by calling the situation ‘a threat.’  We must do this, also.

In Acts chapter 4, Peter prayed: 29 “Now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.”

Peter is showing us that boldness is essential.  Only boldness will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Not only this, he is forever settling the question of preaching.  Preaching must not leave anything out.  It is by sharing the whole counsel of God, that the church is protected, and able to continue her work.

Next, Peter is admitting that the vehicle for that boldness is signs and wonders.  God must stretch His hand over an angry culture, perform supernatural healings, and overrule the agenda of man.  Such is the case today.  Look at how God answered:

Acts 4:31 “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.”

Not only were they filled with the Holy Spirit and boldness, but God answered their prayer for miracles.  In the next chapter, the very shadow of Peter was healing the masses. (Acts 5:15-16)

Ignore those who aren’t willing.  Set the time and place to go to homes, houses of worship, schools, offices—anywhere where true prayer can be raised up to God.  Prove this promise and see: the Spirit will fall; you will receive a tongue of fire, and miracles will come.  I am not talking about self-absorbed emotional light touches.  I am talking about undeniable, medically verified, city-shaking divine healings.

And you will see that now, as in that day, no law, no argument, and no politician will be able to silence the church!

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