Strong medicine

There is a widespread spirit of heaviness on God’s people.  It is a crushing weight of care.  It is battle-fatigue from the constant shelling of bad news.   The media barks, “We interrupt this bad news to give you more bad news.”

Hearing the angry debates—seeing the rioting in the streets and Islamic terror attacks drains sanity from souls.

Not only this, we have to hold in enormous frustration: stupidity and wickedness get a megaphone—wisdom and righteousness get duct tape over their mouth.

These are the times that rob inner peace—that bring intense restlessness—that rinse the color and enjoyment from our life.

These are the times Jesus warned us of and gave us direction for.

First He said, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.” – Luke 21: 17-19

Talk about mindless hate! The liberal, and feminist bias toward Islam and hatred for Christ is mind-bending.  It makes zero sense.  Yet that is exactly the kind of irrational hatred our Lord predicted. It is a weariness to believers who openly share their faith.

Then He said: Luke 21: 34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.”

The dumbest thing anyone ever said to me: “when you come to Jesus your problems are over.”  I never had problems until I met Jesus!  I kept wondering why am I being attacked?  Why am I being shot at from all directions?  Why do I meet stiff resistance every time I try to do something meaningful for Jesus?

Does this sound familiar? You walk through life, minding your own business and wham!  A coworker rages at you for no reason. Money evaporates.  Your health fails.  Loved ones abandon God.  A confluence of demonic attacks falls on you.  Life has never felt so cruel and unfair.

At the apex of one of these attacks something happened to me.  A terrifying thought became a glorious thought:  SOMEBODY IS MAD AT JESUS AND THEY ARE TAKING IT OUT ON ME!  Suddenly, I felt qualified to fight back. And I felt profoundly honored.

Think about it!  A soldier does not go to war because he has a personal grudge against the enemy.  He didn’t declare war—his nation did.  He is not responsible for the battle plan—the military is.  He is not paying his own way to the war—his government is.

Let’s rehearse the things that are not the soldier’s responsibility.  The training he needs—the weapons he needs—the food and shelter he needs—the assignment he needs…these and a host of other things are not his responsibility.

The soldier does not create the organized army.  He does not carry the weight of how the war will be won.

If he sits in the foxhole feeling alone and unfairly attacked it is because he forgotten who he is and why he is being attacked.  He has taken the battle into his own hands!

But when he remembers that he was recruited—when he recalls that he is not alone but a part of a victorious army and all he is called to do is obey orders—it changes everything!

When we take the attack personally we lose hope.  When we say, “The battle is not mine, it’s God’s,” we cannot be defeated.  Let’s stay out of things that do not concern us.  Let’s keep our conflict in the hands of God.  We must discern when we are operating in our own strength and by our own wits.

Remembering your attacks are not personal is plainly seen in these verses:  Luke 21: 12 “But before all this occurs, there will be a time of special persecution, and you will be dragged into synagogues and prisons and before kings and governors for my name’s sake. 13 But as a result, the Messiah will be widely known and honored.  14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.

When they were arrested it felt personal. When they were dragged to court it felt personal.  But when they were asked to speak it became God’s battle and Christ is glorified!  He gave them the words and the courage to speak.  He even told them not to prepare words beforehand.  That means that we are not to devise ways of fighting back.  It means we will get what we need when we need it.

Paul experienced the same thing: “Philippians 1:12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel…”

Right now we have a presidential election that embodies everything that is wrong with our nation.  It is a hair-pulling, maddening, terrifying and draining moment for believers. We must put the battle back in God’s hand and let Him replenish our peace and joy.

Never forget! We have the best message humanity has ever heard, and the best book ever written.   We have the best captain in the universe!  We have the all-powerful Holy Spirit sent to aid us.   We have access to power, strategy and wisdom.  All of this and more can direct our fighting.

Someone is mad at Jesus and they are taking it out on you?  What an honor!  What an opportunity!  When Satan comes at you let Jesus come at him!

The first time an angel stares at you in heaven with wonder and admiration for your service to Christ…you’ll know why your trials are worth it all.  The first time you hear “well done” from Jesus you won’t remember the trials.  No wonder Paul said, “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”-Romans 8:18

 

 

 

 

NOW

20 years ago, my phone rang. “Mario, I want to give you a million dollars.”  I knew the voice.  He had the money.  I was excited.  But my heart sank when he said, “I want you to use it to start a church.”

I told him, “I’m not a pastor” and anyway, I would never have started a church where he asked.  A good friend had a large and powerful church nearby where I preached  regularly.

I pleaded with him to just give it for lost souls.  But no, he wanted a church.

I introduced the millionaire to my pastor friend and encouraged them to plant a new work.  They met and appointed a pastor. We even helped them launch. The new pastor said, “we want to give MMM an acre of land to thank you.”  We’d use for a training center.

Months later, the new pastor called, “Mario, we changed our minds about giving you the acre of land.” The Holy Spirit said, “stay out of strife, walk in love. You have sown a million-dollar seed. If you walk in love, I will double it.” That’s how the $2 million promise was born.  Remember that figure of $ 2 million.

An even greater test was ahead. Preaching in another country in front of 7,000 people,I picked a young man out of the crowd. I said, “Would you please stand.  The Lord says, ‘when you walk to your car later tonight, God will give you an invention that will make you extremely wealthy.’”

Years later that man called me.  He wanted to meet me in San Francisco.  Everything had come to pass. His invention—after brutal legal battles—took off and made him hundreds of millions of dollars. He wanted to thank me.

I went to meet him full of expectancy, knowing he would fulfill the promise of $2 Million. He bought me a hamburger, thanked me and then left. That was it. Once again, God said, “Let it go. Walk in love.”

Earlier this year, our promise was tortured a third time.  One night in our tent, some leaders informed me a man worth over $160 million wanted to address the crowd. He told the crowd he wanted to make a large donation.  You can guess the amount he told me he would give. That’s right $2 million. But I knew, this man could not be trusted. The enemy had sent him to humiliate and discourage us yet again.

But this letter is not about my hurts. Something far more urgent burns in my soul. I am overcome by a bottomless frustration. I see our nation being consumed by natural disasters groping for answers. I see our children being forced to renounce Jesus in order to be educated. I see God-hating mobs preying on innocent people. I see a nation too foggy from drugs to see their freedom and their future slowly being drained out of them. But I see something else…

I see the gift God has given us. Mario Murillo Ministries is being used of God in a uniquely powerful way. Over 5 million people have read my blogs—blogs that call America to repent. Each day our audience grows. Our outreach destroys the works of Satan.

Every single time we have been allowed to express our gift amazing things happen. City after city is begging for our tent. Others are too afraid to ask for fear we would say no…and for the very first time, we did.

Houston and San Antonio were cancelled, at the last minute because of money. Unless you know you can’t grasp how devastating that was.  What a tragedy!

I collapsed in my prayer room. I sobbed to God.  I needed to understand why it happened to us again and again.  People who had the means to help us—who wouldn’t have even missed the money—refused to do it.

Jesus revealed to me that the time for our $2 million-dollar miracle was here.  He told me how it would come in.  He showed me that more people than we have ever seen would give smaller gifts.  Tens of thousands of people would give.

The He made it clear that a handful of people were going to give the largest gifts we have ever seen.  I am convinced people will give gifts above $100,000 and someone will give a million dollars.

Then I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I began with a direct promise from the Lord: He said, “People will pour it out to you from all over.  Those who give will see miracles in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones. Special blessings are going to come on all who give.” I was afraid to tell you that part because it sounded too much like what carnal preachers say. But then this happened:

A young prophetess named Hannah—I never use that term lightly! Anyway, she called, and said these words to Mechelle and me: “People who give to your ministry are going to see miracles in their lives, and in the lives of their loved ones.”  She used the exact same words. I almost fell out!

Then, at our 50th anniversary convention, Perry Stone, in the midst of a masterful sermon, suddenly stopped preaching, looked right at me and said these words, “people who give to your ministry are going to see miracles in their lives, and in the lives of their loved ones.” My wife looked at each other astonished.

I have zero doubt that the time is now for our $2 million promise to be fulfilled. Without that concrete assurance, I would never write this letter.

What the enemy has done blocking our blessing for 20 years ends with this appeal to you. You can be the fulfillment of prophecy and by your gift avenge this long ordeal. You can undo the failure of others and release us to a shocking impact on America!

Today is the last day you can give in 2018. I would never want to offend you. This is only directed to those whose hearts are warmed to help me and who are chosen for these special blessings.

God is clearly speaking to a select core—a core He has blessed in order to be a blessing.  He is touching you will great faith to do some bold—I mean, really bold.

No matter what you give, it will take us closer to this glorious goal. It is my honor to have you as a partner to win young lost souls. Remember, today is the last day.  Use the link below to open our easy to use donation page.

God bless you,  

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THE LEFT POLITICIZES EVERYTHING

Samantha Bee appeared out of nowhere—just like the wicked witch. Her mission was to politicize the Wizard of Oz. She began by saying the Wizard of Oz is a story of a family separated. Then he likened it to Donald Trump’s immigration policy. She proceeded to promote her program Full Frontal—a title that, of course, is a term for nudity in film—during a program for children. Who knows, perhaps parents had to explain the meaning to children watching the children’s classic. And why should they have to?
However, that is small compared to the rest of her commercial.  The title of her special—which you should avoid like nuclear waste—is Christmas I.C.E.  TBS should be ashamed of running this putrid and misleading commercial.
The toxic creativity in the title is impressive. Begin by culturally appropriating Christmas. Go from there to a double entendre of the word ice. It makes you think of ice shows and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
However, I promise you, that’s where the creativity ends. You can watch her act, but whether you are liberal or conservative you will find she is not funny, not creative, not truthful, and most damning to an audience—she is boring.

It is all by design. You need to understand the left. They want to politicize everything. They believe that their version of the truth should be rammed down everyone’s throat.  I.E. having drag queens read to children in libraries. They ooze with Trump derangement syndrome to the degree that anything available must be commandeered to condemn and destroy Donald Trump.
All Thanksgiving Day long you witnessed left wing seizure of a once innocent and wonderful family holiday. You used to be able to watch the Macy’s parade without nods to sexual equality. You could watch football without spoiled brat millionaires kneeling in protest of the National Anthem…and you could watch the Wizard of Oz.
The elite leftists took a day that should have been free of all things political and made it about all things political. America…I got to ask you, when will you finally be fed up with the left’s mission to drain the color and enjoyment of everyday life, let alone sacred holidays.
It is time for sane Americans to flex their muscle the way the left does. We need to punish the companies that foment this garbage. I am not defending the theology of the Wizard of Oz. I am saying that to tens of millions of Americans it is a family classic that should have been enjoyed without the extra, unwelcomed witch.

I TOLD YOU THIS WAS COMING

Two days ago, I said this… “I believe we’ll see it this week.  I am warning you it’s about to spike, and the mindless ferocity of it will surprise you.”  Well, here it is: persecution and mindless ferocity.

In a progressive meltdown, Comedian Jim Carrey called President Donald Trump a cancer. The he said that Republicans are rapists. Then he ended by blasting Christians. He said, “the Christian right has never been about morality, it’s been about holding on to power and using morality to do so.”

Are these just the words of a Liar, Liar, who is behaving Dumb and Dumber?  The danger is not simply the hatred in Jim Carrey, it’s what he is calling for.

He said Republicans should be removed from office: “These people have to be removed from our system because they’re bad for us.” He is not talking about elections…he is talking armed revolution. And he holds equal hatred and blame for Christians. If he has his way, we too would be purged.

But you say, Jim Carrey has no power to do that! No but something else happened that does have the power. Consider:

Millions of people of a certain faith have just been condemned and threatened. What was the reaction? Was Jim Carrey fired like Rosanne Barr? Imagine what would happen to anyone in Hollywood said, “Islam was never about morality, it’s been about holding on to power and using morality.”

This is not just a double standard, it is a nation that is slowly convincing itself to remove the rights of Christians. Where is the outrage? Calling a duly elected President a cancer and all Republicans rapists is bad enough. But where is the voice of a fair-minded liberal rising up to condemn religious bigotry? You hear crickets because of their tacit approval.

They believe the Bill of Rights must be tractored under for their Socialist Nirvana to arrive. Christianity stands in the way.

Jim Carrey is the court jester spouting the company line, getting laughs from the king, and the people in the great hall. Today’s fallacious and incendiary remarks test the wind. The silence tells us what an ill wind it is.

Day in and day out I obey the Spirit of God. Even when I beg for this mantle to given to someone else—the Lord intensifies the burden—the requirement to prophesy—and I write yet again. Do not turn my words away!

Three days ago, the Lord told me this would come. I know that many Christians don’t want to hear what I have to say. But that does not change reality.  It came just as the Lord told me. Get over your fear and receive from the Lord those things we must do now to protect our loved ones.

Something Paul the Apostle did not do often was resist arrest or protest imprisonment.  But in Acts 16 he did—and for a very good reason.

Paul and Silas are arrested. At midnight they sing praises and an earthquake destroys the prison and all chains are broken and on one is injured.

The stunned magistrates release Paul and Silas the next morning. Now they’re in for a greater shock: But Paul took a stand. He took a stand even though he was free to go.  Look at the verses:

Acts 16: 35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the officers, saying, “Let those men go.”

36 So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace.”

37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.”

38 And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans. 39 Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to depart from the city. 40 So they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they encouraged them and departed.

Why didn’t Paul leave? Why did he enforce his civil rights as a Roman. Because the church in Philippi was in its infancy and Paul saw the tyranny of the city officials. If Paul had left, he would indeed look loving. But he would have left the church unprotected then and in the future. That is what so many pastors are doing now. By refusing to take a stand against the insane threats against the Body of Christ, they are saving their own skin, but abandoning the church.

Paul used Roman Law on the magistrates. It brought fear on them. That fear not only made then back off of Paul, more importantly, it made them back off of the church, and the church’s future.

It is not about what Jim Carrey said today. It is about what will happen to your children and grandchildren if we do not answer his words by using our American rights to lawfully stop the persecution of our faith.

Many preachers today are taking the easy way out and avoiding confrontation. They won’t stand with Trump even though he is battling for religious freedom.  Tyranny is here just like the Lord told me. Obey His voice and take a stand.

WHAT DOES TAKING A STAND LOOK LIKE? MORE TOMORROW

I MUST TELL YOU NO MATTER WHAT THE COST

When I began this blog, I could not see how it would succeed.  It was so far ahead of the curb it terrified me.  Total readership reached 4 million today.

My nerves were frazzled the first time I sat down to write something called a blog.  I argued with God.  I could not see how it would succeed. I knew there would be a firestorm over the things I was compelled to say.  I was so right about the firestorm.

Now millions read the blog in virtually every nation of the world.  Every day we are amazed at the impact of this little blog.

“Let me be the first to tell you”…that seems to be the theme of this little blog that could.

Check out this excerpt from the first time we spoke out years ago:

“The America we once knew has been taken away.  It happened overnight.   Because America has changed ministries must change the way that they relate to this new nation.”  Today, that is a common theme but when I first said it friends backed off, doors closed, and we were told that youth would abandon our meetings.  Instead, just the opposite happened–I mean about the youth.

When pastors were scared to death to speak…we did.  Now we see many starting to confront these issues.  In part, I know God used this blog to wake them up.  Paul said, “and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”  -Philippians 1: 14

This blog was one of the first to declare this among Spirit-filled people:  “Government has become our national God and that race now means more to some Christians than their Bible beliefs.   This new God is waging an incremental war on the Constitution.  The New York Times once referred to  the U.S. Constitution an evil document that we should give up on.”

This blog was one of the first to attack Obamacare as an assault on freedom of religion.  “It forces Christian Institutions to violate their religious convictions.  Cardinal Dolan the spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of New York calls it “an unwarranted, unprecedented radical intrusion.  The Obama White House met with Cardinal Dolan and several Bishops met with the White House to talk.   He said he was told to shut up and accept the mandate.'”

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This blog was among the first to preach it is time for the people of God to speak out on the danger of gun control.  5 years before David Hogg we said, “Mass shootings have become the excuse to take away our guns.  Obama wants absolute power. Mahatma Gandhi the great pacifist said, ‘Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.’  Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed that the greatest threat to liberty was not foreign invasion or domestic unrest but rather a standing army and a militarized police force that had no fear of inflicting tyranny upon the people.”‘

Then we had the audacity to attack Hollywood when many celebrity pastors were schmoozing with Hollywood.  “If Government is our new God, Hollywood celebrities are our new pastors. Ben Stein asked, ‘Where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God?  There are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.’ Hollywood is the most powerful propaganda machine in history and it has declared war on our faith.”  

Then we said, “Ministries must change how they relate to America.”  1 Samuel 10: 6 Says, “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.

Then we took a position so radical we couldn’t see church pastors in the rear view mirror:

“Here is what I believe the occasion demands: The Holy Spirit is saying we can publicly oppose government tyranny while still maintaining a loving witness.  Acts 16: 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.”  Paul had just led a jailer and several prisoners to Christ and now he turns around and exposes politicians who have broken the Roman Bill of Rights.”

“We must accept the fact that there is a new generation that has no Christian orientation. “And also all that generation was gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, who knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” Judges 2:10  “We must lay a new foundation of faith in America.  We must preach the central doctrines of our faith. The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.”

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Then we said, “The big question now is what does the church do if Trump is president?  In the next few blogs I will open my heart to you about the radical steps the church must take to seize this greatest soul winning opportunity in our lifetime.  Once again, we must change the way we relate to government.  I know we need fresh fire.  Prayer, repentance and waiting for new orders are the keys for the American church…”

Now we reached 4 million readers and everyday our audience expands.  Here’s my promise…no success will tame this blog. We will still be the first to tell you many things…including the fact that censorship is going to intensify so you should register to get this blog. 

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How we pray in this national crisis makes all the difference


The Bible shows us that supernatural evil can establish itself in a culture and open a floodgate of misery.  How these spirits can be confronted and driven back in prayer should be the study of every child of God.

All such prayer must begin with a revelation of the original . The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ inflicted the greatest wound evil has ever known.  Today, we need evil to take another massive hit in America.  To do this we must realize that we are in a war, an invisible war.

The idea of an invisible war raging all around them paralyzes most Christians. Their daily life overwhelms them.  They are losing their health and their mind because of supernatural stress.  Yet, for all of this, they refuse to open their eyes to the war that is costing them dearly. But see it they must, or they will live out the rest of their days discouraged, helpless and exhausted.

Yes, it is chilling to realize that something supernatural hates you and those you love.  It is even more frightening to discover how much destruction to our nation is caused by these principalities and powers.

The Bible has methods for dealing with Satan’s agenda.  God yearns to reveal Himself as a mighty warrior on behalf of those who will take the time to become armed and dangerous.  But instead of heeding the cry of the Holy Spirit most believers are content to live in dread, defeat, and confusion.

The evil one of course, loves it this way.  He wants you to live on the defensive.  He wants you reacting instead of acting.  He wants you to feel that darkness is inevitable and that the works of vile men cannot be reversed.  In fact, the wicked one wants you to believe that the overpowering demands of your everyday life are so great that you cannot even consider being a warrior in the larger battle for the soul of a nation.  How better to dismantle America than to prevent the army of God from ever entering the theater of battle?

Let me speak plainly.  Have you had enough?  Are you ready to reopen the Bible and apply its message of supernatural victory to your life?

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You road map to victory begins by asking the right question.

1. What is God’s will for me as a warrior?  We must answer the bigger questions but this one comes first.  The Bible tells you that your FATHER wants you strong, securing the thoughts and emotions in your mind to force them to submit to truth.  Confess that your father wants to make you mighty through training for and living in a culture of victory forged by habitual breakthroughs in battle.

Ephesians 6:10-13 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

You must settle the question of your victory in this war.  Yes, you must fight but you are designed for triumph in battle.  Admit that the evil one has had the upper hand because of your ignorance of the Word of God and the heart of God, and that you are done with this ignorance once and for all.

That you may not yet know how to fight does not matter at this point.  You may not yet have your emotions under control.  What you need now is to know beyond knowing that God your Father has assured you inward and outward victory.

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2. Now you must take your stand.  “Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  – Ephesians 6: 14-17

This is your personal declaration of war.  Some balk at this because the idea that they are challenging Satan awakens fear.  “If I announce my opposition to Satan I open myself up to attack.”  This is a huge misnomer.  You are already under attack.  The only difference now is that you are fighting back.

It is a disastrous myth to think that if you leave Satan alone that he will leave you alone.  As I have said before, that is like believing that the bull will not charge because you are a vegetarian.

Since you are going to be attacked anyway, you must learn how to return fire.  Nothing matches prayer for retaliation against Satan.

3.  Now we must begin praying prayers that get through and prevail. The truth that God has limited some of His activity to our prayers is a great mystery.  However, we do not have the luxury of waiting until we unravel this mystery before we avail ourselves of the great privilege of prevailing prayer.

When Jesus taught us that we need to pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” the clear message is that God waits for us to enforce the victory He won on the Cross.   Simply put, heaven comes to earth in pieces, in segments as the product of fervent prayer.   We are commissioned, empowered and trained to take high value ground that was once the unchallenged property of Satan.

It is urgent that you see why that after Paul told us to be strong and to put on all of the armor in Ephesians 6, he concludes his admonition with verse18: “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

Prayer and prevailing prayer can look the same but they are completely different.  You may have been praying and then settling for something that is not the will of God.  The angel told Daniel, Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.” -Daniel 10:12, 13.

Whatever it takes: The modern spoon-fed believer cannot imagine warring 21 minutes let alone 21 days.  Yet, it is this tenacity in intercession that changes the world.  You pray fervently, utterly and without regard to time or personal sacrifice because your marriage, your children, grandchildren and the miracles that yearn to come are worth it!

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Consider that Daniel did not have the great intercessor Jesus at the right hand of God.  The victory of Calvary was still a future event and its eternal benefits were not yet in place.  How much more then should we feel bolder in prayer than Daniel!

First you counterpunch the attacks in your soul.  Then you take on the attacks on your loved ones.  You enlarge your retaliation to envelope health, finances, taxes, enemies, and your entire daily grind.

With each victory comes a deeper resolve.  You exhale knowing you are finally on the offensive driving back devils that you once tolerated for reasons you cannot even remember.  The days of dread are in your rear view mirror.

Yes, you will be attacked again but now instead of dread you welcome the opportunity to exercise your new found boldness in prayer and to see the new kinds of intervention that the Holy Spirit will unfold.

4. Now you have earned the right to call America back to God through prayer!  You can ask questions you never asked before. Arthur Matthews said, “Questions again flood our minds.  How do these spirit powers exert their influence in society?  Where do they get in?  Is there a distinctive modus operandi that would help us identify them?  What can or what should we be doing to control and prevent their intrusion?”

Here is a historical fact that should deeply sober every American Christian: Israel lost the knowledge of God in one generation.  Judges 2:10,11 says, “When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals.”

America is repeating this process.  Our government is guilty of outright war on the things that made America great.  Dr. Benjamin Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital “Let’s say somebody were [in the White House] and they wanted to destroy this nation, I would create division among the people, encourage a culture of ridicule for basic morality and the principles that made and sustained the country, undermine the financial stability of the nation, and weaken and destroy the military. It appears coincidentally that those are the very things that are happening right now.”

Satan has saved his very best lie for God’s remnant. Remember that Jesus said “to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”  Satan is plying a special lie on the elect of God!  Satan is even imitating the voice of the Holy Spirit to tell this lie!  He is doing this because this remnant is the final firewall stopping his agenda for America.

In a nutshell, here is the deceiving message from the devil to the righteous core:  “The best days of the Church are behind you.  God must judge America to allow the return of Christ. God cannot do it again because He does not want to. The bottom line of this lie is the times are too hard, the task is too great and we are too small.”

I have heard from sources I trust that our government has dreadful plans to overrule the Constitution and come after our freedoms.  What do we do with this information?  The saints in Damascus heard Saul of Tarsus was coming with authority from the government to arrest and execute Christians.

Those believers could have cited end time prophecy to justify running and hiding but instead they took their stand.  They set themselves to fervent prayer and unleashed heaven on the situation.  A light blasts Saul off of his horse ending the threat.  As a bonus to this victory, the Church gets a new Apostle named Paul.

In this hour, our revival prayer must be mingled with two seemingly opposing attitudes:  An utter desperation that admits that God must do it again, and a violent confidence that God will do it again!

 

NO ONE CAN ESCAPE THE URGENCY OF REVIVAL IN CALIFORNIA

Dear Christian, the sooner you realize the West Coast has declared spiritual war on you and those you love; the sooner you can take action.  I know that many Christians have never learned spiritual warfare.  I also know the language of warfare is scarce and  unwelcome in many churches.

But now that we are losing our freedoms—now that the vile behavior of the back alley is on main street—now that families see the culture absorbing the faith of their children—believers may be open to finding authority over Satan.  But first, we need to call it war…war on the church.

When politicians ram through legislation like California Assembly Bill 2943 without informing the public—when they attack those with honest questions—when politicians say their new laws protect small groups when in fact they rip up the rights of others—what else can you call it?

To read more about this bill click here  https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5u2

What else can we call it when Senators manipulate language to vilify anyone who disagrees?  What should we call it when the real goal is not equality, justice, or truth, but an attempt to silence the church?  You call it war.

It is obvious why believers in California should be awake to the damage of Sacramento…but every believer in America should be alert to this West Coast tidal wave.  Every believer is in this fight.  We cannot escape the urgency of revival in California.

 

 

Way too many ministers taught easy believism and made Christians apathetic when they needed to take action.   Too many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now.  That’s been an excuse to be passive and missing in action.

But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”

Ephesians 6: 10-13 says “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.   For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

It is urgent that we pray in a way we have never prayed before.  Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor.  Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition.  Do what Moses did when he raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.  Cut their power over California.

It is time to preach with more boldness and miracles than ever before.  At the first attempt to silence the church Peter prayed this prayer:  Acts 4:29,30 says, “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.”

 

We cannot escape the urgency of revival in California.  California in its current condition can pull the nation down with it—but never forget Azusa Street, Billy Graham, and The Jesus Movement all had their start in California and then overflowed to America and the rest of the world.

Here is the great promise: When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.

P.S.  For those of you who live in California and want to contact your state senator.    Use this link to find your state Senator.  http://senate.ca.gov/senators

When you email or call your Senator be firm but polite. Tell them you will be voting in the next election and that you will be campaigning for politicians who reflect your values.