A FAR REACHING ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT CALIFORNIA

Back on December 3rd 2019, I told you this: “An astounding door for moral awakening has blown open in California, but I need your help.” The help I was describing was that we needed an edge—an edge over the persecution and intimidation we had experienced.

Let me describe an example. It happened on the first night of one of our crusades. It was in the early afternoon, several hours before we were going to start. An city official came to do a routine walk through. He took a very long time before finally letting us know we could go ahead with the meeting.

This had dragged on so long that the crowd was already arriving and had been forced to stand outside the tent in the cold.  What really hurt, was the thought that there were lost souls—souls who had come after being invited by their friends. I wondered, “How will they handle this inconvenience?”

The delay was so prolonged that we were preparing to hold the meeting, even if the people had to stand outside the tent in the dark field nearby! This harassment was uncalled for. The official even made a veiled threat saying “I will remember anything you say.”

Then, at the last possible moment, we were given permission to go ahead. But they told us they would be back the following night, and we realized that the second night of meetings was still in jeopardy. Sure enough, the next night, we were again not given permission to start until right before meeting time.

Thank God for Frank Saldana! He had the patience and wisdom to deal with this, and to act instantly meeting every demand. I stayed in the prayer closet. By God’s mercy, it all worked out, and we enjoyed an effective and historic tent crusade.

But believe me, this was not the only city where we encountered resistance. It wasn’t until later that it became clear that there was a weakness in our plans which made us vulnerable to all this abuse.

So, I decided, “THIS IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN!”  I asked the Lord for a miracle—a miracle that would remove the weakness in our plans and nail the door shut on the enemy. But it was something so big that Jesus was the only One I could tell about it.

The miracle that I asked for would not only shut the door on the enemy, it would open the door to win many more souls. Now I can tell you what it is. Why? Because the miracle has happened!

I asked Jesus to give me enough money to be able to pay off all the rent, all the bills associated with permits, licenses, legal fees and reimbursable charges—all in advance. I am talking tens of thousands of dollars above and beyond our budget.

To top it all off, I told the Lord that I would not tell you about it. That’s like Elijah pouring water over the sacrifice before calling down fire. I needed to know with absolute certainty that it was the perfect will of God for us to return to California for more meetings. Here’s what has happened…

EVERY BIT OF THE MONEY WE NEEDED HAS COME IN!  And, it came in without telling anyone but God. Now we have locked in all five cities and will be able to meet any challenge well in advance.

So again, it is with incredible joy that I announce to you the venues and dates for Living Proof California!

Chico CA: March 15-18, 2020

Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

2357 Fair Street

Chico, CA 95928

 

Roseville, CA: April 19-22, 2020

Location: Placer County Fairgrounds

700 Event Center Drive

Roseville, CA 95678

 

Modesto, CA: May 14-17

John Thurman Field 

601 Neece Drive

Modesto, CA 95351

 

Fresno, CA: June 21-24, 2020

Fresno Fair Grounds

1121 S. Chance Avenue

Fresno, CA 93702

 

McFarland, CA: September 13-16, 2020

501 West Perkins Avenue 

McFarland, CA 93250

 But this miracle does something even more important. Remember that I said, “An astounding door for moral awakening has blown open in California”?  Part of that is: Without these distractions we can send the army of Light into the habitations of devils. We can pull treasures out of darkness. We can march through this door that has blown open among the lost. We can turn our focus and energy into the most widespread miracle-evangelism California has seen in decades. That is why I said this is a far-reaching announcement.

But it gets even bigger than this. Remember, in a previous letter I said that while we were doing a tent crusade we couldn’t announce the next one? That was because at the time we didn’t know if there would be a next one. This resulted such a delay that, when we did finally know, we were always rushing to invite the lost to the tent. Now we can recruit workers because they have advanced notice to arrange time away from jobs and nail down housing. Plus we get to spend valuable time in the surrounding neighborhoods. You can see why this extra time is priceless.

But there is still more! We have added a new weapon for these tent crusades. They are called Nights of Miracles. The Holy Spirit ordered me to plan nights in a local church at least 30 days before the tent goes up. The goal is to give the city a sample of the power and glory they can expect in the tent. This has already worked amazingly well in both Fresno and Hanford. Now we will do Nights of Miracles in all five cities!

Our first Night of Miracles will take place in Chico, California on Sunday night, January 26th at 6 p.m. followed by Monday night, January 27th at 7 p.m. These meetings will be held at Jubilee on the Ridge Church at 2201 Pillsbury Rd., Chico, CA 95926. This is the first event of Living Proof California 2020.

Did you know that over 1.1 million people now know about the tent on the Highway 99 corridor of Glory? But we don’t just need people knowing about it, we need soldiers. There are so many opportunities for you to serve. And don’t think you live too far away! Folks from as far away as Canada are coming here to help us.

Above everything, pray for us! Whether you just pray or if you want to come and help reach the lost in California, sign up using the link below. I have been excited about many things in my life, but this California outreach next year carries a special excitement!

Please, use the link below, and get involved in Living Proof California. God bless you!

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THE RAGE JUSTIFIES THE MEANS

It’s something I never thought I’d see, but these things are becoming more and more common:  An NFL player rips a helmet off of an opposing player and tries to smash his face with it. That is blind rage. Blind rage doesn’t care about consequences. Blind rage never counts the cost, and has ruined countless lives.

Fortunately, blind rage is usually momentary—but tragically, in the case of our Kamikaze congress, it is permanent—another thing I never thought I’d ever see.

Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler are completely unhinged. They are carrying on a vile charade where anything goes.  The rule of law is out, due process is out, facing your accuser is out, presumption of innocence is out…and all opposing views are suffocated.

What we are witnessing is the polar opposite of the Founding Father’s idea of impeachment. This is the tail wagging the dog.  An overwhelming mountain of evidence is supposed to precede an impeachment inquiry. In this case, the inquiry itself was a fishing expedition for evidence. When that failed, they resorted to gibberish and innuendo, hoping that by saying it with conviction and a stony face, it would fool the faithful into thinking there was substance to their accusations.

In the impeachment of Donald Trump, there are no rules, no checks, and no balances.  No dirty trick is off limits—including secret subpoenas for private phone records of fellow Congressmen.  The only one who is protected is the whistleblower, and his testimony is valid only because they say it is.

Oh, but it gets much worse.

We now know that Donald Trump is innocent of the crime of withholding aid to the Ukraine in exchange for a favor.  But the very thing they accused Trump of doing, is exactly what Joe Biden and his son are guilty of doing! They accused Trump of withholding aid to the Ukraine if the Ukraine didn’t dig up dirt about Joe Biden.  But, we now know, no aid was withheld and no quid pro quo ever happened.

What we do know, because we have Biden on video bragging that he did it, is that he is guilty of threatening to withhold a billion dollars in aid to the Ukraine government if they didn’t fire a prosecutor (which they did)  who just happened to be investigating his son, Hunter Biden.

Now we come to the kicker. Democrats are changing the impeachment process, and the change will be permanent.  If we do not stop them, impeachment will become the go-to political weapon of every party in every future presidency.  It will be employed without adequate evidence to back up the charge, simply because the Left has now made impeachment a weapon.

It is as simple as baseball. Your pitcher threw a fastball at the head of one of our players, so, the next time you come up to bat, we will do the same.

Blind rage is at work here. This is a case where the rage justifies the means. America is watching in dismay thinking…they are willing to destroy America just to get Trump?

Even if Obama or Hillary were President, it would be wrong to use evil to impeach them, because evil would never leave the house, it would simply change form. All that Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler are doing is removing our protection against evil.  That was the point of a scene from the movie A Man for All Seasons:  it is wrong to break the law even to get at the devil.  

William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”

Whether you be Democrat or Republican, Conservative or Progressive, doesn’t matter now. What does matter is that our laws are being cut down, and we will reap the whirlwind if we do not stop it.

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEY’VE GOT NOTHING

With the level of scrutiny and manipulation that is being used on President Trump, Mr. Rogers could be impeached.  Trump has done nothing to deserve impeachment—nothing to deserve censure—nothing to be indicted for.  Literally: They have nothing. SADLY, THE HOUSE IS GOING TO VOTE TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT.

As the evidence gets thinner, Adam Schiff gets louder and screechier.

World powers greater than you can imagine are salivating at the prospect of removing Trump from office. Their greatest frustration is that, although they have all the money on earth with which to find it, they have not been able to pin any crime on Trump.

Franklin Graham is right to say that the war against Trump is demonic. Hell is convulsing to get Trump.

Why must they remove him? The answer is that a free and powerful America is a firewall against their dreams of global domination. But they have carefully repackaged it as a noble cause.

At this moment the youth of America are being duped on a scale unprecedented in history. Hitler told the youth of Germany that he was their real father and in order to have the new world that he promised, they must be willing to betray their parents to the Gestapo.

The mind manipulation that is being practiced on the youth of America is even beyond that. If it weren’t so tragic, it would be hilarious to watch university students who hate capitalism find out that they are the pawns of the worst capitalists ever. In the Bernie-bin, Socialism can sound feasible. In the wacky world of AOC, you feel the lure of socialism. None of them have seen how gazillionaires who hate American exceptionalism are pulling the strings of their idealism.

Dear young people: they are using your noble heart for very, very dark and selfish ends. Socialism is the ultimate Ponzi scheme. It’s where the poor gleefully accept government assistance, never realizing that it is only available while supplies last. In the end, it always elevates a small group of elite leaders to a position of power and wealth that cannot be brought down or even questioned.  

 

Is it just me, or is George Soros’ appearance morphing into that of Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars?  It makes sense to me.

True capitalism is economic justice, in that it fairly rewards hard work with prosperity. Trump was the first to directly threaten the deep state agenda to bring America into line with all the rest of the client states of the globalists. That is the only crime Trump has committed: He interrupted their tyranny.

In order to prove my next point, I am very tempted to allow you to see all the insane comments that are going to be generated by this blog. Remember I told you: they have nothing on Trump. So how do you advance from nothing, to impeachment? You appeal to a kind of emotional group-think so completely that a rational argument is no longer required.

The current mindset of the Left is to utterly abandon reason and give themselves over to Trump Derangement Syndrome. The mongers of domination are behind this. They want to stir emotions into a roaring flame of mindless hatred where facts no longer count. Their viewpoint is total emotion.

As I said, that is why I am tempted to post the comments a blog like this will generate. They will blast Trump, but make no point. They will drop F-bombs, unaided by logic or truth. They will kick up enough dust to disguise their Marxist revolution agenda. They will rant and rave, but they are incapable of a solitary salient point.

Thomas Paine said, “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”

In their alternate universe, they can be guilty of a complete lack of logic.  They can make arguments that completely contradict what they just said a moment ago.  A single example is when you hear the leftist fake news pundits scream about how Trump’s behavior is unconstitutional (it’s not) and then they will blast the constitution as a flawed document written by old white men who were slave owners.

It is a miracle that Trump has done nothing to give them grounds to remove him. Let me say that again…he has broken no law, and done nothing that is unconstitutional. But they will vote to impeach him. Not because Trump has done anything wrong but because they have been paid to impeach him.

No weapon formed against him will prosper, and those who have set snares to destroy him, will be caught in the very snares they have set for him.

And, because God has placed Donald Trump in the Oval Office, the Democrats have set themselves up for the ultimate embarrassment.

 

P.S. Announcement! Mario Murillo has not written a book in 25 years.  But, with the nation at stake, God has given him a breakthrough book. And we have it for you!Listen to what Pastor John Kilpatrick, who led the Pensacola Revival, said about Mario’s new book:

 

“As I read the manuscript for Mario Murillo’s new book, Vessels of Fire and Glory, I said to myself, “Finally!” Mario has measured the church and the nation in this season and did not hold anything back. His honesty is like the sun rising inside a dark cave. This release is a paradox—it is sobering and refreshing; it is symptoms and the cure. I believe this revivalist has penned a treatise that should be in the hands of all who lead the work of God.”
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/ 

 

 

EMBRACE THE HONOR

What I am about to I tell you may be hard to believe.  Especially in these times that are dark, evil, angry and dangerous. There is no question that they are the most challenging days ever: in which to be married, have children, own a business, or lead a ministry.

Paul waged war for the Lord in the perilous times in which he lived, and he told Timothy to “fight the good fight.” A warrior shines best in the hottest battle. We must put on the armor of God, and learn to use the sword of the spirit.

Why should you learn to fight? Until you face the fact that you are locked in mortal combat, you will never stop being confused and you will never take adequate measures to arm yourself. Some even coddle the notion that if they remain a commonplace Christian, Satan will not attack them. But the warrior understands that it is the unarmed who are taken out first.

Rejoice in the honor of being born in these times!

 First, it is an honor because of what you get to see God do.   These are times when you will witness the power of God working miracles and doing special things through special people.  He gives grace that is not available in other, less chaotic times.  It is in times of crisis that He grants extraordinary power, wisdom, and courage. A life of knowing God and serving God is available to you—a life that was not available to prior generations.  Daniel wrote about dangerous times: “…but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” [Daniel 11:32b]

It is in the darkest times that the greatest glory rises.  Isaiah 60:1: “And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

It is God’s grand finale. It is the time when He will at last reveal the mystery of His work in the world, and He will release all the provisions He has been storing up.

 Then there is the matchless honor of suffering shame for Christ.   Acts 5:41 says, “So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.”

Jesus said in Luke 6:22: “Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they excommunicate you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Indeed, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same things to the prophets.”

 You were born for this time.  It is not punishment, it is not an accident, and it is an honor—because there is a glorious plan!  There is a holy design, and God in His perfect timing has placed you here on earth right now. We might yearn for simpler times, but the rewards are much greater in this time in which we are living.

But there are consequences for not participating… 

Let me take you back to another dangerous time, and urge you to embrace this, your hour of destiny.

Moses had sent out twelve men, one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to do reconnaissance and then report back on the status of the land Jehovah promised to give them. They were at war, but only two of them were eager and ready to enter the land and fight to take it.

Here are the highlights of the story from the book of Numbers:

13:30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are. 33 There we saw the giants…and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.”

14:1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. But Joshua and Caleb, tore their clothes; 7 and said: “The land we passed through is an exceedingly good land. 8 Since Jehovah delights in us, He will bring us into this land and give it to us. Only do not rebel against Jehovah, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and Jehovah is with us. Do not fear them.” 10Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. 30Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 36 The men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and brought a bad report of the land 37died by the plague before Jehovah. 38 But Joshua and Caleb remained alive, of the (twelve) men who went to spy out the land.

The great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us and who are, at this very moment watching from the grandstands of heaven, would give almost anything to be in your shoes!  Jesus said, “I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.” [Luke 10:24].

Today you can terrify the enemy and glorify God by turning the tables. Instead of withdrawing out of fear and feeling like you are victims for being born in these times, like Joshua and Caleb, fully embrace this moment.

See it as a great opportunity. Embrace your destiny, and thank God for the honor of being born in these times!

Listen to what Pastor John Kilpatrick, who led the Pensacola Revival, said about Mario’s new book:
“As I read the manuscript for Mario Murillo’s new book, Vessels of Fire and Glory, I said to myself, “Finally!” Mario has measured the church and the nation in this season and did not hold anything back. His honesty is like the sun rising inside a dark cave. This release is a paradox—it is sobering and refreshing; it is symptoms and the cure. I believe this revivalist has penned a treatise that should be in the hands of all who lead the work of God.”
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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STAND!

Evangelical leaders hailed Trump as a type of King Cyrus.  Now they are bailing on him because they can’t take the heat.   Just when he needs the church the most they abandon ship.

Fellow preachers, do we need to be reminded about the miracle we saw on election night?  For weeks, we were told he had no chance to win.  Have you forgotten how close we came to a nuclear winter called Hillary?

Do we need to be reintroduced to the obvious?  Look at who hates him, and you will find every reason to stand with him.  The same people that hate Israel, hate Trump.  The same people who want to kill Trump, want to kill the unborn.  The same people that want to silence Trump, want to silence the church.

Pastor, his enemies are your enemies.  Those who want to stop his policies, also want to stop your vision.

He tweets.  Get over it!  When virtually every news outlet lies about him…how else will he get the truth out?

He is rough and crude.  So, what?  Draining the swamp in Washington is not the job for your breathy voiced yoga instructor.   Trump is the strong medicine God chose.

He has enraged all the usual suspects:  Teacher’s unions, socialist hippies, gas bag college professors, and all the cuckoo caucuses infesting our halls of government.

I want to remind my esteemed yet timid colleagues our children are getting a nutty education.  Life doesn’t hand out participation trophies.  Life won’t let you retreat to your safe place.  Do you honestly believe that the drivel doled by leftists in the name of “education” will teach hard work, perseverance, and character?

Trump’s determination to make us strong in a hostile world is condemned as “nationalism.”  His campaign to make education rational is condemned as “out of date.”  Only drug addled moonbeams can find fault with common sense.

Our morally bankrupt leaders don’t know how to solve problems.  My generation put a man on the moon—this generation put a man in the girl’s bathroom.   I am not attacking transgender people. I am illustrating how—when it comes to priorities—liberalism rots the brain.  With the life-threatening problems we face they focus on this?

In the next 90 days we will see the most blatant attack—in our history—on everything we value as believers.

The last thing President Trump should feel right now is that he is alone.  He must feel the fervent prayers of the Body of Christ.  He must hear your voice supporting his valiant moves to unwind the snake Obama wrapped around the throat of our democracy.

Dear preacher did you support Trump because of a fad fever?  Are you silent because of the backlash?  If you believe Trump is a miracle, and a type of King Cyrus, then act like it!  Seize this divine opportunity to stand with policies that best reflect our values.  Don’t chicken out now that the heat is on.

I never voted for Trump because I heard some goose-bump prophecy.  I came to my decision in prayer.  I studied history.  I saw us sinking into the same quicksand that ended prior nations.  I looked at our choices and it was crystal clear that Trump was not just the best choice—he was the only choice.  He still is.

NOW THAT

Truth is the new hate speech.  Light has become darkness, lies have become truth, villains have become heroes, and love is now hate.  What do we do, especially now that the teachings of Jesus Christ are being intricately and essentially banned in the United States?  This censorship is designed to weaken the nation, centralize control, and bring down America.  Many believe it is already too late.

What is even worse is that much modern preaching is setting believers up to crash and burn when they face persecution.  Instead of arming the church to push back on the onslaught of censorship, some sermons are actually weakening the resistance of Christians.

I do not often drop the God card.  I never claim to hear from the Holy Spirit unless I have heard from Him in a clear and undeniable way.  Today, I heard from Him!  My spirit jumped at what He revealed about the very hour we are living in.   To begin with, I felt deep hope and a high sense of urgency.

I believe that the Lord is telling me to say, “It is not too late—but there is work to do.” This was reinforced by the verse He gave me, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day;  the night is coming when no one can work.” (John 9:4)

Immediately after that, these next verses were branded into my soul:

Acts 14: 2 “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren. 3 Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.”

I am going to offer four specific steps derived from these verses.  I believe that they hold a powerful key to understanding the moment we are in and the exact direction we must take.  Read it with great openness.  Let the lukewarm Christian take heed.  Let leaders and preachers give serious heed to these words of direction.  I do not believe they are my words.

1. Ask God to show you by the Holy Spirit what you are doing—and then abandon everything you are doing by your own power—no matter how ‘sacred’ it seems.  

Let us begin by repenting of our greatest mistake.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to run the Church and grow the Church.  He was sent to make us effective and relevant to the culture.

We are guilty of taking away His authority and running the church by our own wits, and by the methods of the world.  We have failed miserably.  Sadly, even failure has not stopped men from controlling the things of God.

In every generation hell belches out a new weapon of mass destruction.  But heaven is neither passive nor taken by surprise.  God creates a weapon of choice by the anointing.  Then He seeks for the person who will take up that weapon in the Name of Jesus and thrust it into the heart of darkness.

The American death-march does not surprise the Holy Spirit.  He already foresaw it, and He is driving us to our knees in prayer to seek His effective counter-attack.

It is all summed up in the words Samuel spoke to Saul: 1 Samuel 10: 6 “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands, for God is with you.”

Waiting on God for power is the highest duty of a preacher.  Prayer must saturate us before we go forth. Those who believe that God must instantly honor our prayers are deluded by modern church entitlement.   We must seek—being utterly convinced that power is coming—but at the same time we must be fervently committed to wait as long as it takes.

This first step will cost you friends and church members, and it will impact your lifestyle.  But this is nothing compared to the disaster you will avoid.

2.Do not abuse prayer! In Numbers 22 it says, 18 “Then Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, ‘Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more. 19 Now therefore, please, you also stay here tonight, that I may know what more the Lord will say to me.’”

Balaam sounded noble, yet greed was in his heart.  He totally contradicted himself.  First he says, “Keep your money. God said, No.”  Then he asks the money people to spend the night to see if God might change His mind.

The classic reaction to my blogs on America’s disaster is, “All we need to do is pray.”  Nobody believes in the power of prayer more than I do.  However, there is a widespread abuse of prayer.  Prayer is being used as an excuse for delaying, remaining silent and escaping responsibility.

The key to the Lord’s Prayer is, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Prayer is going to give you direction.  But, if you pray until you get the direction you like, you have the spirit of Balaam.

This abuse of prayer even hit Moses.  He knew that he was supposed to lead the people through the Red Sea.  Yet he hesitated, and God got angry!  Exodus 14:15 “Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!’”

Disobedience is a prime reason we have lost this generation.   Many were told what to do about the nation and simply ignored it.  True intercession will never become a substitute for soul-winning.

God has been offering wisdom, direction, and power during the entire Obama regime.  We are at the point of destruction because few leaders have listened and obeyed.

If God sees that you want no part of the warfare, that you refuse to touch the unlovely, and you simply do not want to deal with your local human tragedy, then He will skip over you and find someone else.  Mordecai warned Esther about remaining silent:  14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

 3. Ignore the accusations of hate. When Christians address gay marriage, they often begin with a disclaimer: “I am not trying to be hateful.” Quit wasting time with misnomers. There is no widespread hatred of gays in the church. The hate is not coming from us; it is coming at us! The slander, smearing, obscene language, and death threats are spewing out of radical feminists, gay activists, and radical Islamists, not the Christians.

Simply speak the truth in love.  Do not apologize or condemn.  Offending people is unavoidable.  Save your energy, tell the truth, and leave the results in God’s hands.

4: We must make way for signs and wonders and supernatural acts of God like never before.   Jesus knows they are the only way we will get our message across in this toxic atmosphere. The miracles of Jesus not only continue today, they will accelerate more and more.  The phrase, “speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands” (Acts 14:3) speaks loud and clear to our time.

History teaches us something important: When the Word of God is summarily rejected and immorality has spiked, the Holy Spirit has more than met the challenge with increased power to preach, and towering miracles to confirm the message.

Finally, all four of these actions are summed up in the reality that we are at war.  We did not pick this fight but, with God, we are going to finish it!