DEMOCRATS HAVE NO INTENTION OF EVER REOPENING CHURCHES

 

If you believe the day is coming when Democrats will officially allow churches to reopen, you are fooling yourself.  That day is never going to come.  If your church is in a city or state governed by Democrats, they will never, ever declare that is okay for churches to reopen.

The only way churches will reopen is if they do it on their own.  At this moment Democrats are looking for a way to keep churches closed that goes beyond The China Virus. 

If you are counting on the day when your Democrat mayor or governor will tell you that you are free to have open church services wake up! That day is never coming. 

The lock down had little or nothing to do with the China Virus, it just provided the excuse they have been wanting for a long time. They wanted to see what pastors would do if they were ordered to shut down. They sure found out!  Their illegal order worked beyond their fondest dreams. Christian leader after Christian leader rolled over like a puppy who hears a newspaper being rolled up, with extraordinarily little resistance.

 

This was also a way to bankrupt churches—churches that were too weak to survive months of being closed. And they were right again, because many of these churches did not survive. They are gone forever.

The only way that churches will ever reopen is for them to take matters into their own hands and test the criminal behavior of Democrat leaders. Though they were extremely clear about when we needed to close, they will be vague at best and totally silent at worst.

Here are three reasons why the Democrats will never reopen the churches.

1. The closure had more to do with our Christianity than with the virus. The proof is their long history of trying to shut down the church. After the virus, they will try something else.

The most glaring example of their past efforts to persecute Christianity was California Assembly Bill 2943.  This is no exaggeration.  It is not the overreaction of an overly emotional preacher.  I challenge you to come up with a different conclusion than I have concerning this proposed law that would have passed had it not been stopped at the last minute:

This bill would have declared all forms of sexual orientation change efforts, or SOCE (sometimes referred to as “conversion therapy”) to be a form of “consumer fraud” if performed for a fee. Such counseling or therapy is designed to assist people who experience unwanted same-sex attractions to achieve their own self-chosen goal of overcoming those attractions or abstaining from same-sex conduct.

In fact, because the “consumer fraud” statute applies to any sale of “goods or services,” AB 2943 could potentially have banned not just therapy but even the sale of books. And because “sexual orientation change” was defined to include changes in “behaviors” (not just attractions), the sale of any book promoting a Christian sexual ethic could have been banned—potentially including the Bible itself.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ab-2943-therapy-ban-that-attacked-freedom-of-speech-and-religion-dies-in-california-family-research-council-says-300705551.html

No exchange of money can be allowed for a book that suggests recovery from same sex attraction or gender dysphoria?  No conference can do so either?  Oh wait, the Bible does that.  And oh, yeah, a Bible Conference will do that.

This frontal assault on the Christian faith is a giant step toward outlawing Gospel preaching as hate speech.  What will stop them from removing tax exemptions?  What will stop them from removing the right to assemble?  What will stop them from shutting down any group that does not fall in line with their gender values?

2. They are ignoring the decisions of federal judges who have ordered them to reopen churches. Does that tell you anything? The Justice Department has opened investigations threatening Mayors and Governors. Has that had any impact? Of course not. The Democrats know what they are doing is illegal. If they are already flouting the law to force churches to stay closed, what makes you think they will ever give in and announce our reopening?

  1. They are only buying time to come up with the next reason to ban churches. This was a dress rehearsal. Think about how nutty Nancy Pelosi is to suggest a second impeachment of Trump because he nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court? What makes you think they will not invent some absurd reason to close churches again?

Here is the conclusion of this matter. The real enemy is fear. I call it Covid-20. It is the virus that makes people afraid to go back to their church. It is the fear that makes a pastor reluctant to open en masse to force Democrat governors to face the futility of keeping us closed.

If the church in America is ever to reopen, she must do it on her own.

If ever we needed to heed to the example given by Peter in Acts 5:28-29. When the Apostles were ordered by the governing officials in Jerusalem to shut down: “saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this Name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” 

After being warned, the Church in the 1st century did the exact opposite. They rose up and became even more bold to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, accompanied by signs and wonders. And that is what the Church in the 21st century must do, during this hour of persecution!

WHAT IF THE AMERICAN CHURCH DOES NOT REPENT?

AND WHAT IF THE AMERICAN CHURCH DOES NOT REPENT?

What do you call it, when States want 8-year-olds to have the option to postpone puberty by providing them with pills? When the cities with the most murder, want the least police? When a protester argues in court that he has a First Amendment right to throw a fire bomb? When every major university is a ‘hate America’ factory. When every last one of the major news outlets black out opposing views? When the Democrat candidate for President wants radical abortion, radical socialism, and is an empty vessel whose campaign consists of saying that we should vote for him, because he is not Trump…

What do you call it when the American Church is largely unfazed by these alarming facts?  When high profile pastors are on the wrong side of these issues. What’s worse, they can’t even take a stand, either to leave their church doors open or to sing worship songs.

Sorry, but the virtual church will never match a live and in-person church service. The most powerful videos are always the ones taken from a live service with fiery preaching and documented signs and wonders.

I know that I will get blasted for what I am about to say, but I can’t hold back the fire in my bones. Listen to how Andy Stanley justified his decision to keep his church closed until January 1, 2021:

“One of the things that I love about our churches is that we attract all kinds of people with all kinds of opinions and persuasions,” he said. “So, for some of you, this makes perfect sense and you may even be relieved. For others of you, this seems like an unnecessary precaution, perhaps a lack of faith on my part. You might even interpret this decision through a political filter. And honestly, I get all of that.”

Well, no, he doesn’t get it at all.

I am certain that his announcement plays well to the ‘woke’ crowd, but it is not consistent with the facts. First of all, people are dying because the churches are closed. And a wrecked economy is killing more people than the virus, by far. Lives depend on economic activity. When you stop that, you kill people. Suicide has reached record levels. So has addiction, despair and rage. Closed churches allow the devil free rein. The mental health epidemic of loneliness is the greatest in our history. The welcoming open door of a church is more of an essential lifeline now, than ever.

I am all for taking every precaution to prevent infections, but I will never agree to Democrat governors and mayors demanding that churches remain closed, while allowing thousands to mingle in public protest. Furthermore, there is no such thing as a public gathering that is 100% risk-free, and there never will be. 

What if the conditions next year are the same as now? Will Stanley’s church remain closed permanently? The leftist media will do everything they can to give us that impression. Unless of course Biden wins, in which case, I guess the virus will just suddenly vanish.

Furthermore, many of the so-called ‘spikes’ are the result of dubious tests. At some test sites in Florida, 100% of those tested came back positive for the virus. Give me a break! Real Christians can recognize demonic deception. Real believers understand when a lie is killing their freedom.

And isn’t it odd how the same churches that don’t mind being closed, are the same ones that won’t endorse Trump or oppose the impending disaster of a Joe Biden presidency?

Not only is the lifesaving repentance ignored—it is dismissed and even ridiculed by some of these leaders. By postponing the national repentance that is so desperately needed, they are helping sign America’s death warrant.

So, what will happen if the American Church continues to refuse to repent? That is a horror I do not even want to describe to you.

Isaiah wrote about a similar crisis that parallels what is happening in our streets: “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways…” (Isaiah 59:7-8)

The current looting, fires and destruction are not the product of a civil rights movement. There is zero justice coming out of their rampage.

The Bible then describes how bad things became because of the God-haters: “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So, truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey” (Isaiah 59:14-15a).

Beloved, this is what we are seeing today! Antifa, social-media-cancel-culture, and the oppression of believers who dare to speak out are clearly shown in these verses. The righteous even make themselves a prey in the ‘modern’ church!

So how did God react? Isaiah 59:15b-16a tells us, “…Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor.”

The Lord was stunned that no one rose up to speak truth! God is as shocked today as He was then. Shocked that the very leaders He raised up to call America back to Himself, refuse to do it!

But, Mario, is there hope? The greatest hope is that you will see what God is about to do! “Therefore, His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; the coastlands He will fully repay. So, shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:16b-19).

God is not waiting for the ‘woke’ pastors to wake up! He has decided that when it comes to America, He will take matters into His own hands—He is looking at you, you who are His body on earth. He is rising up within a remnant. Special power, special words, special miracles and special courage. We need to become the prayer of repentance, the voice of repentance, and the force of God against the flood of evil before it is too late!

WITH ONLY 1 DAY LEFT…WILL TRUMP BE REELECTED?

The people of God are tired. Weary from the unceasing barrage of polls, pundits, politicians, and prophets. Every newscast, instead of delivering the news, just has people screaming at each other. Each evening we are treated to scenes of burning buildings and rioters attacking cities while police are ordered to stand down. The virus-induced isolation exacerbates an already horrible situation.

There is a special toll on the people of God who are pressing into the Spirit. They feel the brunt of unceasing calls to pray, vote, speak out, and pray again. And even more. The child of God is hit from two sides. There’s the ever-increasing urgency of preachers and prophets and their calls to action on behalf of Trump. At the same time, our demonic news media pours out gloom and doom about Donald Trump’s chances in November.

Not only are the media, universities, Hollywood, and crazed Democrat leaders against him, it seems that circumstances are pitted against him, also. The virus makes his rallies nearly impossible. The Democrat’s dirty trick of keeping Biden in his basement until Election Day is infuriating and confirms that even the DNC believes Biden’s mental capacity is diminishing. That is the very battle fatigue which was setting in on me, as well. I am asked every day to give an interview. I myself am interviewing people. I am furiously busy encouraging leaders behind the scenes. I am daily in prayer and then I turn to my prodigious pile of homework. I start with the Word of God and then move on to some of the outlets I trust, in order to get a factual picture from the frontlines. All of it ends with more prayer, as I get to work, boiling it all down to what I should write to you.

I thought…if I’m tired, how tired are you? Fatigue is our underrated enemy. Vince Lombardi said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” It was as I reflected on our common fatigue, that the question of whether or not Donald Trump is going to win in November came into perspective. And it hit me—we can’t keep raising the call to action without a much-needed balance. Let me explain. One of the most dangerous things you can do is carry a sense of responsibility for something over which you have no control. Yes, I will continue to write and chastise the sleeping church, but I dare not drain the Army of God. To that end, I feel I must answer the question of Trump’s reelection.

I needed God to infuse my spirit with discernment, wisdom, and power. I found exactly what I needed in these verses: “Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]” (Ephesians 6:13 AMP) We are in that evil day. And, after all the calls to action, this is what must dominate our spirit: We put on the entire armor of God. We must do everything God tells us to do—and having done everything, we are to stand—just, stand. God must take it from there. America’s fate must be firmly placed in the hands of God. After Daniel repented on behalf of all of Israel, he then had to leave it there. Paul wrote to the Philippians from prison, and then had to leave it there. And, finally, even Jesus had to say, “Father, into Your hands, I commit my spirit.” Then I remembered a night nearly 4 years ago. A night I still recall with dread. It looked like a Hillary Clinton presidency was inevitable. Out of sheer duty, I watched what I believed would be an unfolding nightmare. Many of you remember that night. There was that perceivable moment when the first glimmer of a miracle began to unfold. Then that glorious moment when looks of dismay crept across the faces at CNN and MSNBC. What began as a trickle, began to grow into a river. It was the middle of the night when we realized America had been saved by God’s mercy, and that He had honored our hard work.

As we are working for another victorious outcome in November, I am reminded of these verses in 1 Corinthians 3:6-7: “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then, neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” So, to answer the question: After we have done everything God has told us to do, then we must be willing to stand: “Stand still, and behold the salvation of the Lord!”        

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IF YOU STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHO TO VOTE FOR THEN YOU AIN’T CHRISTIAN.

She began by saying, “My eight-year-old is transgender.” Hearing any parent say that should be enough to turn our stomachs. Pandering to any eight-year-old’s suggestion of changing genders is the worst child abuse I can imagine. But it got much, much worse.

You see, that was the opening part of a question a woman directed at Joe Biden. She was complaining that Trump was stopping children from getting hormone injections. Joe Biden said one the first thing he would do is remove restrictions on children getting hormone shots to change their gender.

As a Christian, what more do you need to know? How can you condone such an abhorrent practice? If you still need more, maybe you ain’t Christian. And sadly, there is more.

By now, you have figured out that my title is a play on one of Joe Biden’s verbal implosions. Joe Biden appeared on the popular African American radio show, “The Breakfast Club,” with radio host Charlamagne tha God. Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” 

Joe Biden supports killing babies after they survive an abortion. Abortion is detestable enough—but to go back and attack and then kill an already tortured newborn is satanic savagery.   One person recently overheard a worker at Planned Parenthood reassure a woman that, “If your baby survives the abortion, we will break its neck.” Joe Biden supports that neck-breaking. If you don’t know an atrocity when you see it, then maybe you ain’t Christian.  And yet, there is still more.

The FBI legally confiscated Hunter Biden’s laptop.  On it was evidence that Joe and his son Hunter accepted millions from foreign leaders in exchange for influence. Hunter’s laptop was also saturated with photographs too disgusting to describe here.

What does all that all say to you? Joe Biden endangered America and accepted money from our enemies when he was Vice President. Moreover, his son—once photographed asleep with a crack pipe in his mouth—is a loose cannon that, were he to become President, Biden will not control.

Biden denied knowing anything about Burisma—the Ukrainian company that paid Hunter Biden millions for crooked deals. Then came the photograph.

Rudi Giuliani said, “Remember, Biden denied knowing anything about Burisma. Biden denied—numerous times—knowing anything about his son’s foreign dealings,” Giuliani said. “That (photo) says very clearly that Biden met with the…I think he’s now the [number] two or three guy in the most crooked company in Ukraine.”

Hormone shots for eight-year-olds. After-birth abortion. Selling America out to her enemies. What could be worse? Facebook, Twitter, and Google that’s what. In order to protect Biden, they enforced the largest censorship in American history shutting down the New York Post and the White House Press.

In the largest sweep of censorship in American history, Google, Twitter and Facebook shut down the story of Joe and Hunter’s influence peddling. The New York Post and the White House Press were among those banned from warning Americans about this towering scandal. This shows that Big Tech can and will control what the nation is supposed to think, and what they want us to know.

Only a Trump reelection can save us from the impending tyranny and horrendous evil of Big Tech that awaits us. Every true Christian knows their duty in this election.

There are Christians—including high profile evangelical leaders—who are going to attack me for saying that you are not a Christian if you vote for Biden. The only problem is, that is a lie. I never said you aren’t a Christian if you vote for Biden. I never said who you should vote for. I said, “If you still can’t figure out who to vote for, you ain’t Christian.” They figured it out. They know who they should vote for—they’re just not going to do it.

The Christians who are going to vote for Biden know in their heart it is wrong. No Christian can look at the facts and come to a different conclusion. Of course, they are still Christians, badly misguided Christians, even Christians in rebellion against God and the Bible, but still Christian.

So, let’s tear the mask off of why they are doing it. The “woke” Christian is trying to please the “woke” crowd. They swoon over the accolades of being such progressive and hip thinkers. It is a cheap way to instantly look educated and cultured to the world at large. This is nothing new.

Spurgeon blasted those who are “woke” traitors of his day when he said, “If we were more like Christ, we should be more hated by His enemies. It were a sad dishonor to a child of God to be the world’s favorite. It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout, “Well done” to the Christian man. He may begin to look to his character, and wonder whether he has not been doing wrong, when the unrighteous give him their approbation. Let us be true to our Master, and have no friendship with a blind and base world which scorns and rejects Him. Far be it from us to seek a crown of honor where our Lord found a coronet of thorn.” Amen.

WHAT IF THE AMERICAN CHURCH DOES NOT REPENT?

AND WHAT IF THE AMERICAN CHURCH DOES NOT REPENT?

What do you call it, when States want 8-year-olds to have the option to postpone puberty by providing them with pills? When the cities with the most murder, want the least police? When a protester argues in court that he has a First Amendment right to throw a fire bomb? When every major university is a ‘hate America’ factory. When every last one of the major news outlets black out opposing views? When the Democrat candidate for President wants radical abortion, radical socialism, and is an empty vessel whose campaign consists of saying that we should vote for him, because he is not Trump…

What do you call it when the American Church is largely unfazed by these alarming facts?  When high profile pastors are on the wrong side of these issues. What’s worse, they can’t even take a stand, either to leave their church doors open or to sing worship songs.

Sorry, but the virtual church will never match a live and in-person church service. The most powerful videos are always the ones taken from a live service with fiery preaching and documented signs and wonders.

I know that I will get blasted for what I am about to say, but I can’t hold back the fire in my bones. Listen to how Andy Stanley justified his decision to keep his church closed until January 1, 2021:

“One of the things that I love about our churches is that we attract all kinds of people with all kinds of opinions and persuasions,” he said. “So, for some of you, this makes perfect sense and you may even be relieved. For others of you, this seems like an unnecessary precaution, perhaps a lack of faith on my part. You might even interpret this decision through a political filter. And honestly, I get all of that.”

Well, no, he doesn’t get it at all.

I am certain that his announcement plays well to the ‘woke’ crowd, but it is not consistent with the facts. First of all, people are dying because the churches are closed. And a wrecked economy is killing more people than the virus, by far. Lives depend on economic activity. When you stop that, you kill people. Suicide has reached record levels. So has addiction, despair and rage. Closed churches allow the devil free rein. The mental health epidemic of loneliness is the greatest in our history. The welcoming open door of a church is more of an essential lifeline now, than ever.

I am all for taking every precaution to prevent infections, but I will never agree to Democrat governors and mayors demanding that churches remain closed, while allowing thousands to mingle in public protest. Furthermore, there is no such thing as a public gathering that is 100% risk-free, and there never will be. 

What if the conditions next year are the same as now? Will Stanley’s church remain closed permanently? The leftist media will do everything they can to give us that impression. Unless of course Biden wins, in which case, I guess the virus will just suddenly vanish.

Furthermore, many of the so-called ‘spikes’ are the result of dubious tests. At some test sites in Florida, 100% of those tested came back positive for the virus. Give me a break! Real Christians can recognize demonic deception. Real believers understand when a lie is killing their freedom.

And isn’t it odd how the same churches that don’t mind being closed, are the same ones that won’t endorse Trump or oppose the impending disaster of a Joe Biden presidency?

Not only is the lifesaving repentance ignored—it is dismissed and even ridiculed by some of these leaders. By postponing the national repentance that is so desperately needed, they are helping sign America’s death warrant.

So, what will happen if the American Church continues to refuse to repent? That is a horror I do not even want to describe to you.

Isaiah wrote about a similar crisis that parallels what is happening in our streets: “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways…” (Isaiah 59:7-8)

The current looting, fires and destruction are not the product of a civil rights movement. There is zero justice coming out of their rampage.

The Bible then describes how bad things became because of the God-haters: “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So, truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey” (Isaiah 59:14-15a).

Beloved, this is what we are seeing today! Antifa, social-media-cancel-culture, and the oppression of believers who dare to speak out are clearly shown in these verses. The righteous even make themselves a prey in the ‘modern’ church!

So how did God react? Isaiah 59:15b-16a tells us, “…Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice. He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor.”

The Lord was stunned that no one rose up to speak truth! God is as shocked today as He was then. Shocked that the very leaders He raised up to call America back to Himself, refuse to do it!

But, Mario, is there hope? The greatest hope is that you will see what God is about to do! “Therefore, His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon His head; He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, fury to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; the coastlands He will fully repay. So, shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:16b-19).

God is not waiting for the ‘woke’ pastors to wake up! He has decided that when it comes to America, He will take matters into His own hands—He is looking at you, you who are His body on earth. He is rising up within a remnant. Special power, special words, special miracles and special courage. We need to become the prayer of repentance, the voice of repentance, and the force of God against the flood of evil before it is too late!

I AM LOOKING FOR MISFITS, REBELS, AND TRUE WARRIORS

Wanted: Misfits, rebels and true warriors. I am looking for those who aren’t waiting for permission to save a nation from destruction.

Today, I write about violence. Today, I write to the violent. There is no point in talking to those who are afraid of their own shadow, or those who can’t wait for a return to the same old harmless lukewarm religion as before, when America reopens. This blog is not for those who practice ‘cuddly-Christianity.’

Matthew 11:12, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

The Left says, “Be a good little Christian, we got this.”  They warn pastors, “Just because the pandemic is winding down, that doesn’t mean we won’t stop telling you when you can meet and what you can preach.  They say, “Get used to less privacy, less rights, and less money.” They used that cursed phrase, “new normal.”

So are you going to bend or stand? If you answer, “Stand,” then read on.

I am on the hunt for misfits! I am looking for those rare hearts who defy the lie. Those who confess with conviction that every dream—every vision—every strategy that God gave us is unchanged by the virus.

What are you doing during this shutdown, warrior? My guess is, instead of downgrading your dream, you downloaded defiance.  You didn’t relax, you reloaded. You aren’t whimpering and whining, but forging and shining.  You aren’t mooing with the cattle, you are yearning for battle.

Remember: Even before all of this happened, you withdrew from the religious rec-hall, so that you could go after God. Never forget how sick and empty you felt during those church performances of flesh, flash, and foolishness.

2 timothy 4:4-5, “And they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

Then there was that day when you read these words: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father” (John 14:12).

The hunger to see signs and wonders body-slammed you. You wanted the real. You wanted the true miracles of Jesus and not those sad, commercialized parlor tricks that were so popular before the shutdown. In fact, the virus didn’t shake our faith in miracles—it intensified our passion to see more! More power! More fire! More miracles!

Pacing like a lion in my prayer room, I announced to the powers of hell that I won’t back down. I know what the devil is doing. He is fanning hatred toward the Gospel. He is using the virus as a pretext for persecution. So, what does that mean? It means something to the warrior that it can’t mean to the make-believer. It means we won’t back down. We won’t stop. We won’t dilute our message or lower our voice.

2 Corinthians 4:2, “But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.”

It also means the soldier of revival is facing a two-headed monster. One head is leftist state officials. Man of God, they want to shut you up. Woman of God, they want to dash your hopes and dreams.

The other head is the Laodicean church of America. The tepid, compromised, confused and cowardly hordes that refuse to buck the system—even if the system is after our freedoms and values. They won’t help. They won’t stand. You are grasping at straws when you try to get them to take a stand.

No, my friend, you must be prepared for a gallant fight. And on your side, are only you, and God. But that is always a majority! 

Are you going to back down now? Are you going to allow God-hating devils to decide the size of your future? Did the devil close doors for you?  God will rip them open again with His own bare hands. This virus and the fearful policies that are growing out of it did not, and cannot, kill the promises of God.

But you have to stand! Even against the gates of Hell! Forget about what others are going to do when this is over. You, prepare for total war.

Are you that pastor who woke up to your compromise and failure during the shutdown?  Are you in agony, trying to figure out how to tell the people that you are now pursuing fire, revival, and miracles? Are you obsessing over how many will leave the church? Stand!

Yes, they will leave. But for every one of these detractors who leave, ten true disciples will rise up. Your obedience will bring in lost souls. Your preaching will be crowned with divine healing miracles.

Do you own a business?  Stand against the tide of fake news about the economy.  God will protect your company. You may be in politics. Forget about votes!  Declare truth no matter who it offends, and then watch as God grants unusual favor.

You and I have no time to waste on the timid cold souls in the bleachers. We have work to do—God’s work! So what if it looks impossible. So what if there seems to be a million of them and just two of us. Today is your victory cry. The moment is yours to command!

The greatest thrill of life and the greatest honor is following God into dark and impossible situations. Don’t let go of this, you may never have another opportunity to prove the might of Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord of the Armies of Heaven!

1 Samuel 14: 6, “Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.””

Finally, don’t you dare act like this is too hard for you. Don’t flinch, wondering why this has happened to you. This is what your Christianity is for. This is what your faith is for.

Don’t you dare feel inadequate or shocked! Believe it or not, you have been training for this all of your life. Long before this virus, God separated you for special training. Long before this shutdown, the Lord shaped the circumstances of your life, to give you the heart and the skills for saving a nation.

“Put on the whole armor of God, so 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, so that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:11-13)

The gates of hell cannot prevail against that which heaven has put in you! Stand!

HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH THE FACT THAT YOU DIDN’T STOP THIS?

Nothing horrifies and bewilders me more than Christians who do not appreciate what a gift of mercy it was that Donald Trump was elected. They have no clue of the nightmare that would be our world, right now, if Hillary Clinton had won.

The ingratitude of Christians toward this miracle of God is mind-boggling. But there is something even more astonishing: Christians who can’t see that Joe and Kamala would be a worse fate than Hillary.

About the picture. It is ominous and grotesque, and rightly so. It not only depicts the mental state of Biden, it shows the sinister way Kamala will overpower Biden. But the real horror arrives after the ones who are their puppet-masters overpower both of them.

This is because they will get rid of America. They will fold America into a nameless unit of a single global power. They will destroy our borders, our history, our values—everything that makes us free and American. The people behind Joe and Kamala want only one thing: world domination.

How did these people decide on Joe and Kamala? Long before Joe began declining mentally, he was unfit to lead. Kamala brutally failed during her run for President because the public got to know her. Is this the best they could do? Yes, it is, if you understand what they wanted in their candidates. They didn’t want qualified leaders, they wanted people who were so vacuous that their every move could be controlled. And, Bingo! They found them.

How on earth did they think they could pull this off? At any other time—under any other circumstances, the very idea of these two running for office would merely be a sad joke. So, how did this happen? The powers that be, believe America hates Trump as much as they do. They believe in this hatred so deeply that they believe even candidates as pathetic as Joe and Kamala could still win.

The agenda of these would-be world rulers must be stopped. At all costs, it must be stopped. There used to be elections between liberals and conservatives. But now, this election is all about good versus evil. That some Christians still don’t get that, is alarming. It is just plain denial to think there is very little difference between Republicans and Democrats. The pastors who tell you that are living in a bygone era. That day has long since passed. They are on automatic pilot, and are not operating in spiritual discernment.

Every believer must stop Joe and Kamala. No Christian in possession of the facts—who has even an inkling of what the Bible teaches—can reach a different conclusion.

Stopping them is the natural extension of our faith.

It is blazingly clear that the Democrat Party doesn’t want you. They want to close down your church permanently. They want your children to be forced to learn propaganda about sexuality and gender that the Word of God calls perversion. They want to kill babies, even after they survive abortions. The middle ground is gone.

It boils down to this question: what are you doing to stop the evil of Joe and Kamala? What are you doing to protect the morals and freedoms of your children and grandchildren? What are you doing to save America?

Stopping evil is the elephant in the room for lukewarm believers. They want to deflect. They bring up the poor, or immigrants, or some other peripheral social issue as a way of easing their conscience about Democrats. When they do that, they only come off as pathetic. How can the bone of social justice that Democrats throw out as a distraction, compare to the holocaust of killing babies in and out of the womb?

It is the inescapable moral duty of believers to stop them. The question is, “How do we stop them?” That creates another mind-freeze in lukewarm Christians. The only way to stop them is to vote for Donald Trump. There really is no other alternative. Nothing else works.

You can convince yourself that by not voting, or by voting for someone else, you are doing what is right. I am sorry, but you are not. Elections are the single opportunity for us to choose leadership. And the only way to stop the wrong people from winning is to vote for the right people.

Here is what is coming if the Left wins:

They will defund the police. Close down churches. Codify immorality. Fire people who don’t agree with the LGBTQ agenda or who speak against it. Churches will be forced to hire gay applicants. Abortion will be expanded under a state-run and funded Planned Parenthood. They will let socialism kill our economy and lower your standard of living, permanently. The state will take your guns. The state will raise your children. America will no longer be a Constitutional Republic. The Bill of Rights will be nullified. Forget the America you knew and prepare to be a client-state of globalists.

Can you live with that? Can you live with making your children and grandchildren live with that?

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, can you live with the fact that you didn’t stop this?

 

Join us today for the final service of Living Proof Fresno. Reopen the church! Declare awakening has come to California. use this  link at 6:3PM PST  to join us by Facebook live https://www.facebook.com/mariomurilloministry

 

 

 

DEMOCRATS HAVE NO INTENTION OF EVER REOPENING CHURCHES

 

If you believe the day is coming when Democrats will officially allow churches to reopen, you are fooling yourself.  That day is never going to come.  If your church is in a city or state governed by Democrats, they will never, ever declare that is okay for churches to reopen.

The only way churches will reopen is if they do it on their own.  At this moment Democrats are looking for a way to keep churches closed that goes beyond The China Virus. 

If you are counting on the day when your Democrat mayor or governor will tell you that you are free to have open church services wake up! That day is never coming. 

The lock down had little or nothing to do with the China Virus, it just provided the excuse they have been wanting for a long time. They wanted to see what pastors would do if they were ordered to shut down. They sure found out!  Their illegal order worked beyond their fondest dreams. Christian leader after Christian leader rolled over like a puppy who hears a newspaper being rolled up, with extraordinarily little resistance.

 

This was also a way to bankrupt churches—churches that were too weak to survive months of being closed. And they were right again, because many of these churches did not survive. They are gone forever.

The only way that churches will ever reopen is for them to take matters into their own hands and test the criminal behavior of Democrat leaders. Though they were extremely clear about when we needed to close, they will be vague at best and totally silent at worst.

Here are three reasons why the Democrats will never reopen the churches.

1. The closure had more to do with our Christianity than with the virus. The proof is their long history of trying to shut down the church. After the virus, they will try something else.

The most glaring example of their past efforts to persecute Christianity was California Assembly Bill 2943.  This is no exaggeration.  It is not the overreaction of an overly emotional preacher.  I challenge you to come up with a different conclusion than I have concerning this proposed law that would have passed had it not been stopped at the last minute:

This bill would have declared all forms of sexual orientation change efforts, or SOCE (sometimes referred to as “conversion therapy”) to be a form of “consumer fraud” if performed for a fee. Such counseling or therapy is designed to assist people who experience unwanted same-sex attractions to achieve their own self-chosen goal of overcoming those attractions or abstaining from same-sex conduct.

In fact, because the “consumer fraud” statute applies to any sale of “goods or services,” AB 2943 could potentially have banned not just therapy but even the sale of books. And because “sexual orientation change” was defined to include changes in “behaviors” (not just attractions), the sale of any book promoting a Christian sexual ethic could have been banned—potentially including the Bible itself.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ab-2943-therapy-ban-that-attacked-freedom-of-speech-and-religion-dies-in-california-family-research-council-says-300705551.html

No exchange of money can be allowed for a book that suggests recovery from same sex attraction or gender dysphoria?  No conference can do so either?  Oh wait, the Bible does that.  And oh, yeah, a Bible Conference will do that.

This frontal assault on the Christian faith is a giant step toward outlawing Gospel preaching as hate speech.  What will stop them from removing tax exemptions?  What will stop them from removing the right to assemble?  What will stop them from shutting down any group that does not fall in line with their gender values?

2. They are ignoring the decisions of federal judges who have ordered them to reopen churches. Does that tell you anything? The Justice Department has opened investigations threatening Mayors and Governors. Has that had any impact? Of course not. The Democrats know what they are doing is illegal. If they are already flouting the law to force churches to stay closed, what makes you think they will ever give in and announce our reopening?

  1. They are only buying time to come up with the next reason to ban churches. This was a dress rehearsal. Think about how nutty Nancy Pelosi is to suggest a second impeachment of Trump because he nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court? What makes you think they will not invent some absurd reason to close churches again?

Here is the conclusion of this matter. The real enemy is fear. I call it Covid-20. It is the virus that makes people afraid to go back to their church. It is the fear that makes a pastor reluctant to open en masse to force Democrat governors to face the futility of keeping us closed.

If the church in America is ever to reopen, she must do it on her own.

If ever we needed to heed to the example given by Peter in Acts 5:28-29. When the Apostles were ordered by the governing officials in Jerusalem to shut down: “saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this Name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” 

After being warned, the Church in the 1st century did the exact opposite. They rose up and became even more bold to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, accompanied by signs and wonders. And that is what the Church in the 21st century must do, during this hour of persecution!

YOU WANT GOD’S PROTECTION. BUT YOU WON’T TAKE A STAND?

The Sheriff of Douglas County, Nevada, Dan Coverley, has a message for his county’s library: “Due to your support of Black Lives Matter and the obvious lack of support or trust with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please do not feel the need to call 9-1-1 for help,” Coverley wrote. “I wish you good luck with disturbances and lewd behavior, since those are just some of the recent calls my office has assisted you with in the past.”

His actions seem harsh but I can fully relate to this Sheriff’s frustration, and I might add that many sheriffs now feel this way.

I believe ‘woke’ American Christians doing the very same thing to God that this community is doing to their sheriff. They support Black Lives Matter—a Marxist/atheist movement. They use the terminology of the Left to appear inclusive, not realizing they are excluding God by their fellowship with darkness. These lukewarm believers are not only soft on abortion and sexual immorality, they also have little regard for the precepts of the Bible.

Millions of these ‘woke’ Christians are nervous and anxious about tomorrow. They see the storm we are sailing into. They even pray for protection for themselves and the ones they love—but they won’t take a stand against clear evil…the evil that God hates. 

Worse yet, they reject God’s means of saving us. Hypocrites! Why do you pray for God to protect you from the very evil you are collaborating with? Think about it: how decadent is a nation that needs an executive order to save babies born alive? And how can you not see you are supporting that decadence when you vote Democrat?

Wake up! The revolution on our streets is not about black lives or even about hating Trump. The goal is an America without God. This revolution is driven by atheism. Its goal is to get America to turn her back on Jehovah God. You must choose a side if you want protection.

And remember this: The war on God extends to the giants of media and commerce: Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and Twitter are not neutral. They are actively working toward a world without God. That is why they censor Conservative Christians.

These five God-hating companies have a combined net worth of over $6 Trillion, and unfettered access to the largest audience in human history. That is not even the full extent of it: NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and hundreds of newspapers also beat the drum for a Godless America.

That is why they tacitly approve of the mayhem on our streets. That is why you see the unravelling of morality and the vilest perversion paraded before our children. You are watching destruction by design. Evil men skew poll numbers and virus statistics in order to take control and drive the church underground.

Israel was guilty of rebelling against God’s law while demanding His protection. They felt entitled to be protected because they kept a form of Godliness. They even fasted. Still, they wondered why God wasn’t hearing their prayers of protection.

Israel cried out to God. “Why have we fasted,” they say, “and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?” (Isaiah 58:3)

In the same way, many American Christians wonder why they are empty inside and full of dread. Preachers who refuse to take a stand, wonder why their mouth is full of straw and not revelation from God.

 

God answered Israel, saying, in essence: ‘Do you want to know why your prayer for protection and inner peace is rejected? Why God doesn’t listen to you anymore?’

The following verses are just as much for woke American Christians today as they were for Israel then: “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; they conceive evil and bring forth iniquity” (Isaiah 59:1-4).

Ask yourself: Have you called for a truce with evil? Is there blood on your hands because you will not oppose abortion? Are you guilty of not calling for justice and truth?

Are you guilty of using empty lying phrases like, “Black Lives Matter,” and “White silence is violence?”  You know these are falsehoods. You know these violent protestors hate God.

Are you consorting with the avowed enemies of God and asking for God to keep you safe from their agenda?

Worst of all, do you reject Donald Trump? He is the strong medicine America needs. Of course, you would have chosen someone else. Of course, you wanted a smooth voice and a polite enabler. But that is not what this hour calls for! Why do you pray for protection, but refuse to vote for him?

On the other hand, there is a word of protection and joy to the remnant of God. You aren’t meant to be a ‘lone ranger.’ You need to be in a church where the leader is pressing into God, and seeking revival. Find a church with a godly leader who is neither your ‘theological teddy bear,’ nor your ‘pulpit impresario.’

The nation is filled with houses of God that will be ground zero for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. True prophets like David Wilkerson foretold two events—a calamity that would shut down America in an instant, followed by a fresh wave—a reformation of the Holy Fire of God, leading to a massive harvest.

Hold on! Another Azusa St. or Jesus Movement-type of event is coming for the people who know their God, and for the houses that have stayed faithful to their Lord.

 

On the other hand, there is no doubt that America has filled up God’s cup of wrath. Though we have passed through one storm—it won’t be the last. If we don’t learn the lesson, and repent, the wrath of God will again come down upon wickedness, because He means to purify the church and save our nation from itself.

But, woe to those of you who pray for protection, but refuse to take a stand.

In God, there is safety in taking a stand:

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for just such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13-14)

 

 

 

P.S. A Special message to those who support Mario Murillo’s message to America

Why do we offer you books? It is certainly not to blunt the impact of the message you just read. In fact, these books reinforce the message we are trying to spread. More on that in a moment.  So, why do we offer them to you?
When the pandemic closed our tent crusades, church meetings and rallies, the Holy Spirit commanded Mario to keep our staff on at full salary, and trust Him. He obeyed and God has provided. But another thing the Holy Spirit grants are wise ideas. And we needed one. That is when the War Chest Collection was born.
If you look at the page you will see no advertising. And there never will be. And if you get our newsletter you will see that we have stopped raising money for projects we can’t do right now. But even that was not good enough for us.
In this pandemic we needed something that was truly a win-win situation. We prayed for something that would help the people, and us, that was not a garish fund raiser.
Then, we remembered how John Wesley taught his young preachers to always bring books with them that would help the people. Why not then, at a time when people have time to read, offer them something that will empower them and at the same time keep us strong and ready to go as soon as the door reopens?  
We are amazed at the impact of Vessels of Fire and Glory. That book is not just blessing people—it has started a movement! Critical Mass remains required reading in many Christian schools and has never stopped influencing people who pray for revival. Edgewise offers wisdom for living in the last days. Together they provide you with solid, hard-hitting and encouraging truth. Not a bad thing just now.
The War Chest Collection has handed the enemy a double defeat by empowering God’s people and keeping us strong and ready.
Thank you for listening and get your War Chest Collection today. Turn your summer read into equipping, encouragement, and fire! We are all going to come out of this mightier than ever!   -Mario Murillo Ministries

The War Chest Collection. This is now the bestselling compilation in our entire history! You get a signed copy of Mario’s newest book Vessels of Fire and Glory, plus the acclaimed classic on revival Critical Mass, and Mario’s book about living in the last days Edgewise. A $40 value for $27. Not only that, but all proceeds go to the Living Proof Tent Crusades. Order right now for free shipping.  https://mariomurillo.org/product/war-chest-collection/

 

 

 

 

IT WAS NOT UNTIL WE HIT THE STREETS OF FRESNO

It was not until we hit the streets of Fresno, it was not until we met the voracious hunger for God in the people, and only after the number of people being saved and healed exceeded anything we had seen before—it was only after all that, that it hit us: How evil! How wrong! How devastatingly misguided it was, to close the churches.

Monique Hernandez is praying with a woman. The photograph says it all. You can feel the love of God. You can feel the desperation and cry of that new-found daughter of God. I do not know her back story, but I know her future is glorious.

The street-level miracles almost seem to make the crusade tent unnecessary. On the other hand, if this is what is happening before the tent goes up, and before the lights, chairs and PA system are set—what will God do in the tent itself? What will happen when the hurting and lost come for miracles?

For weeks now, our team from Inner City Action Stockton, led by Frank Saldana, has shared the Gospel in Fresno under an open heaven. They have invaded homeless camps. They have undertaken a massive door to door campaign. They have given away nearly a thousand large boxes of food and prayed unapologetic prayer over countless families. Again, and again, they find open hearts. The neighborhoods greet them as if they knew the Bible verse that says, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things” (Isaiah 52:7).

This report is both a blessing and a rebuke. The church should have never surrendered her First Amendment right to freedom of religion. However, what Satan meant for evil, God is using for good.

You must clearly understand what we are doing in Fresno, and why. Something will be attempted here that effects all of us, no matter where we live. This will not be a peaceful protest. This will not be an outdoor worship rally in protest of the lockdown. This will not be a friendly and light-hearted community event. It must be clearly understood that we are bringing a full-blown soul winning miracle crusade to Fresno.

We don’t care about reputation. We are not trying to be liked. We are in battle mode. We are marching to the orders and promise of 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…”

I know how Satan works. It may appear that we have unchallenged access to Fresno, but I know better. I know that it can be a trap! I am bracing for an October surprise from the enemy. It may come from the rabble who control certain neighborhoods. It may be demented protestors. It might be Sacramento stepping in to shut us down at the very last moment. It may even be local politicians.

But God has His people here, too! God gave me this promise: Acts 18:9-11, “Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.”

In this blog I am asking for prayer for Mechelle and me, because, as a couple, we have made a firm resolve to resist the enemy in whatever form he takes. We are utterly convinced that we are in the right, and, most importantly, that we are in the will of God.

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this miracle in Fresno please use this link  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPkEJaMO2-62_WGHWqycedQ1KD_eEhqi7wgGXLnHvyrOIn3w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1hCBOx3_H-QeLMyZCzb0DBgtG6v4lG1-2-pwGz_k6lCvpnC2WzP5Hee40

I am sure of these things: The day the leftist overlords of California announce that all the churches can reopen, will never arrive. They will put it off and continue to put it off, so long as the church allows them to do it. We are not in rebellion—they are. They have invented restrictions that no longer make sense, and that were never legal in the first place. They have done this out of their antipathy toward Christianity.

The other fact I am certain of, is that we must civilly disobey those who tell us not to preach the Gospel. I believe what God said. He has many people in high levels of authority here who understand that cities in California desperately need soul winning miracle crusades. And that, by the Grace of God, is what we are going to do in Fresno.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. A Special message to those who support Mario Murillo’s message and outreach to America. Did you know that the outreach you see above was completely financed by people ordering our War Chest Collection? Think of that. It is a true win win situation.

If you look at the page you will see no advertising. And there never will be. And if you get our newsletter you will see that we have stopped raising money for projects we can’t do right now. But even that was not good enough for us.
In this pandemic we needed something that was truly a win-win situation. We prayed for something that would help the people, and us, that was not a garish fund raiser.
Then, we remembered how John Wesley taught his young preachers to always bring books with them that would help the people. Why not then, at a time when people have time to read, offer them something that will empower them and at the same time keep us strong and ready to go as soon as the door reopens?  
We are amazed at the impact of Vessels of Fire and Glory. That book is not just blessing people—it has started a movement! Critical Mass remains required reading in many Christian schools and has never stopped influencing people who pray for revival. Edgewise offers wisdom for living in the last days. Together they provide you with solid, hard-hitting and encouraging truth. Not a bad thing just now.
The War Chest Collection has handed the enemy a double defeat by empowering God’s people and keeping us strong and ready.
Thank you for listening and get your War Chest Collection today. Turn this Fall season into equipping, encouragement, and fire! We are all going to come out of this mightier than ever!   -Mario Murillo Ministries

The War Chest Collection. This is now the bestselling compilation in our entire history! You get a signed copy of Mario’s newest book Vessels of Fire and Glory, plus the acclaimed classic on revival Critical Mass, and Mario’s book about living in the last days Edgewise. A $40 value for $27. Not only that, but all proceeds go to the Living Proof Tent Crusades. Order right now for free shipping.  https://mariomurillo.org/product/war-chest-collection/