Are you preaching to what your people actually face? Their faith is costing them their jobs. Their children are being persecuted at school. Their college is banning their Christian clubs.
When they tell us they want to silence the church—when they tell us their opinion is the only one allowed—when disagreeing will cost you your rights, your job, and even your life—when they burn buildings, protect killers, and convict innocent people—the church should have no response? Do we sit back and just give away our freedom of religion and speech?
Liberals want a New American Civil War. They want one party rule. They say the Republican Party, and Evangelical Christians must be stripped of power. They want to make America into California.
Peter Leyden, CEO of new media startup Reinvent, and Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, said this in an article entitled The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War.
They say, “What about the need for checks and balances? Many Americans might be wary of trusting a political environment where one party has complete control of political power.”
They insist that one party rule is an utter necessity: “America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war that can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order.” Are these wacko ideas from the fringe? No, they are mainstream leftist ideology. We are in a moral civil war. How shall we preach in moral civil war?
There is a story of tyranny that is our model for this moment. Terrorists took control of a city and demanded that the entire city become slaves or face death. It gets worse. Just to stay alive every man, woman, and child had to agree to have their right eye removed.
The elders of the city begged for them to hold off 7 days so they could send messengers to get help. Since the terrorists were spoiling for a fight they agreed.
1 Samuel 11:3 is one of the most chilling verses in scripture because it shows the unimaginable horror the people felt: “Then the elders of Jabesh said to him, ‘Hold off for seven days, that we may send messengers to all the territory of Israel. And then, if there is no one to save us, we will come out to you.’”
Put yourself in the place of those men facing the disfigurement of their wives and children. If you were one of those elders tasked with choosing messengers—what kind of messengers would you choose? Who would you choose to go get help?
You would not pick smooth talking salesmen. You would not want a wordsmith or an entertainer. You dare not send a psychologist or a life coach.
They had to go get an army. They had to make people cry and get angry. They had to convince people—who might believe this was not their fight—to take a stand.
The Bible says they went to Gibeah where King Saul was, and everyone who heard them began to weep. King Saul was filled with holy rage and galvanized the nation to save the people of Jabesh Gilead in a mighty victory.
Who will save us from the disfigurement of America, and the church, by the left? What kind of preaching shall we choose to loosen the grip of tyranny and regain our freedom? The same kind of messengers the elders of Jabesh Gilead choose.
The Holy Spirit is leading preachers to adjust to the new, real world. He is sending out an urgent appeal: Preach as if they are stealing your country…because they are. Preach as if your people are suffering under persecution because they are. If you have the heart, God will give you the words. Time is running out.
If America is about to be destroyed will God still wait for the church? If we continue to refuse revival will God go it alone? Would He let America die so the church can save face? The answer from scripture is clear:
Isaiah 63:5 “I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so, my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.”
The answer from American history is also clear. Michael Medved said: “The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes, or the product of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the past four hundred years have identified this good fortune as something else—a reflection of divine providence.”
Don’t think for a moment that I am trying to comfort the church. I am not trying to comfort—I am issuing a warning. The church today is sicker than we know. Many preachers are literally mocking God in the pulpit.
In 1998, David Wilkerson said this about the American Church: “Likewise today, Christians by the multiple thousands are casting off the yoke of Christ, tossing aside all limits and restrictions. This attitude is prevalent in many of the books and magazines you find in Christian bookstores. It’s almost as if our leaders are saying, “Relax! God isn’t hard. He’s our Daddy, we’re all his kids, and we’re meant to have a good time. Don’t let anyone disturb your fun!”
We have begun to glorify homosexuality and lesbianism. Our media applauds the “bravery” of gays who declare their sexual orientation – but we ought to weep over it! TV’s “Ellen” was hailed as a heroine when she came out of the closet on national television. Yet at one time, Christians across the country would have been on their faces crying out to God for mercy over such immorality.” 19 years later, can you imagine what David Wilkerson would say?
If God goes it alone it would be and extremely painful and violent—it would be embarrassing…even humiliating.
Learn the difference between a revival and an awakening. Revival grows from within a repentant and obedient church and spills over to the secular culture.
Awakening is far more turbulent. In an awakening church leaders are bypassed and the Holy Spirit falls directly on secular society. Yes, God can still save America but if it is through an awakening it would still be a devastating experience for most Christians. Jesus said of awakening: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. -Matthew 11: 12
Wrath would fall on ministers. 1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” God will not spare the church public humiliation if the option is national destruction. Pastors hooked on porn will be exposed. All perversion will be brought out in the open. God will allow the secular media to uncover secret sin. Ruining the reputation of hypocritical ministers will not stop awakening—it will enhance it.
Seeker and mega churches would collapse: Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken from Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California. admit their seeker church was a monster. In their book, Renovation of the Church they say this: “When we structure a church around attracting people to cutting-edge, entertaining, interesting, inspirational and always-growing services and ministries, there is simply no room for letting up. Once we have communicated to the masses that if they come to our church, they’ll be surprised, then we have this never-ending burden to surprise people every week. The burden this places on the staff and laity can hardly be overstated. There were times when I felt like I simply did not have it in me to perform again at that level for yet another weekend.
Gradually, we began to get some clarity on a troubling truth: attracting people to church based on their consumer demands is in direct and irredeemable conflict with inviting people, in Jesus’ words, to lose their lives in order to find them.”
If an awakening hit today it would doom many mega church pastors. On their watch—America fell faster and harder into immorality than ever. Instead of reaching the lost for Christ, they weakened the already saved. They were helpless to change our culture.
Wrath would fall on hypocrites. 1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” God will not spare the church public humiliation if the option is national destruction. Pastors hooked on porn will be exposed. All perversion will be brought out in the open. God will allow the secular media to uncover secret sin. Ruining the reputation of hypocritical ministers will not stop awakening—it will enhance it.
People could die. Some who oppose awakening or live immorally as Ananias and Sapphira did could be killed. (See Acts 5).
Natural disasters and global calamity: God reserves the right to use these to spark awakening.
It is frightening how American Christians are not acting on the mercy God has shown us. God is near a choice—a painful choice to stretch out His hand and pour our His Spirit—with or without us.
However, there is a remnant… Many are godly people are growing frustrated and desperate. It is a good sign! David Wilkerson said, “God is doing a secret work in our day. He is raising up a hungry people who are growing more and more dissatisfied with the fleshly, worldly system as it now exists—even in the church.
These God-hungry people are saying among themselves, “This is not it. There is something more. The bigness and the sensationalism of it all has left us empty and dry. We want more. More than entertainment. More than big, showy buildings. More than a shallow celebrity gospel. We want deeper values. We want to see Jesus. We want spotless robes of righteousness. We want to go back to doing things in total dependence on God.”
America can still be destroyed. I don’t believe that will happen without one last radical move By God. My first choice would be a true revival in the church. However, if she refuses, God will move on to an awakening that will be brutal to lukewarm believers. If that’s what it takes…so be it.
White House Won’t Recognize Pulse Nightclub Attack As Radical Islamic Terrorism
The White House released a statement Sunday morning on the Pulse Nightclub attack, yet unlike all the major news outlets it refrained from recognizing the actions of 29-year-old Omar Mateen as radical Islamic terrorism.
“The President was briefed this morning by Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, on the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the victims,” reads the statement.
“The President asked to receive regular updates as the FBI, and other federal officials, work with the Orlando Police to gather more information, and directed that the federal government provide any assistance necessary to pursue the investigation and support the community.”
FBI assistant investigator in charge Ronald Hopper told Fox News Sunday morning that there are “suggestions that the individual may have leanings toward that particular ideology.”
CBS News is reporting the shooter is 29-year-old Omar Mateen, a U.S. citizen who lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Law enforcement officials now estimate Mateen killed 50 people and injured at least 53 more.
This Sunday Night California starts getting hit hard
By Mario Murillo
No more apologetic meetings. No more nights where we get together and hope that something happens. The stage is set. Prayers have bombarded heaven. There are boots on the ground and fire in hearts. There is no confusion in our goal: Win the lost and heal the sick.
For 49 years, Mario Murillo Ministries has filled a desperate void in America. But the threat to our faith and our freedom has never been greater. America is being transformed into an anti-God state. Americans have turned away from God and they are miserable. Why are we in this prolonged economic slump? It is because of the policies of a Godless American government.
Leftist leaders now classify Christian doctrine as hate speech. Our stand on marriage is now “hate.” Our view on any issue on righteousness is now “hate.” This is a lie! The preaching of the Cross has never been anything but love. The rightful demands of Almighty God on a perverted culture have always been completely from love.
We have been duly warned by our government to tone down our “rhetoric” or face censorship and the loss of our tax status. What should our reaction be to these threats? When Peter was sternly warned not to preach about Jesus or heal the sick anymore, he utterly rejected the order. Acts 4: 19, “But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.’”
The government knows where we live…let them come and get us. We are not going to shut up—back down—back up—or back off! The die is cast…we have settled the question.
Cultural changes come and go. We have seen every float in the parade. We have never seen a reason to rebrand the message of Jesus. The Gospel we preach is not “new and improved.”
Peter reacted to the ban on miracles by asking God for more miracles! “Now Lord,” he prayed, “Behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may preach your word while You stretch out Your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” -Acts 4:29
This is a time for more! More boldness—more and greater miracles… let it be, Oh God! Six cities in California will start getting hit hard with the Gospel this Sunday night. Youth are coming in greater numbers than before. We can’t call these “meetings” anymore—they will have the atmosphere of fire like Azusa Street!
Drop what you are doing and get to one of these 6 explosions. Bring all who need miracles in body and soul! We will not offer opinion—we will present proof of the power of God. Many will be healed of life-threatening diseases in the name of Jesus. Get under the fire that will burn out fear and compromise.
4 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IF SHE WINS
By Mario Murillo
It does not take a prophet to predict that Hillary will do irreparable harm. That likely hood is well supported by a shipload of scandals, criminal acts and an endless trail of lies. No sane person believes that she will automatically reverse course and be a decent competent president.
Hillary will destroy America with stunning finality. For anyone pining to see the demise of America…Hillary is the ideal next step. She is Obama 3.0…and something worse.
How she is worse is seen in a simple comparison. Obama is a malice-driven ideologue. His passion is to dismantle the United States. His hate for America, Christianity and Israel informs every policy.
Hillary is not an ideologue. There are no code, any manifesto or core beliefs with this one. She lusts for power. She will say and do anything in order to hold on to power. Even her marital martyrdom to a serial adulterer is all for show to keep her in the game.
If she is elected president there are 4 things that will happen. There is no maybe in this—these 4 things are guaranteed to take place.
Economic collapse: She will continue secular progressive bloodletting. She will increase addiction to government handouts. We are nearing $20 trillion in debt. Under her influence we will reach economic critical mass: a debt we can never pay off. America’s standard of living will never recover.
Moral nuclear winter: Islam and immorality will enjoy widespread appeal as despair overtakes the nation. The rights of Churches, Christian hospitals and colleges will be wiped out. Free speech will evaporate. Believers will be unable to move up in corporations or will be fired for their faith. She will also abandon Israel with the same heartless ease that she abandoned the Americans in Benghazi.
Violence and death will overtake our children: Discard morals—throw God out—honor debauchery and you will turn entire urban areas into killing fields. The disregard that Obama engendered toward police will become outright rejection of law and order under Hillary. Crimes will not be reported. Guns will be confiscated leaving the average citizen utterly helpless.
She will also import criminals and terrorists. Obama opened the borders—she will open the floodgates. The cops will be hog-tied and violent offenders will avoid prosecution.
We will lose our Constitution: Hillary has already boasted that she will exceed Barack Obama’s use of executive orders. She will add justices to the Supreme Court that favor her mission to sidestep the constitution of the United States when it interferes with her ambitions. She has repeatedly said that she wants to rewrite parts of the Constitution.
If she wins—historians will not ask “how did Barack Obama get elected” or even “how on earth did they reelect him?” They will ask: “Why did they guarantee the death of the nation by electing Hillary Clinton?”
Your Greatest Hour
The art of doing what people say can’t be done.
By Mario Murillo
This is the hour of darkness, violence and perplexity. This is the hour that sneers at hope—ridicules faith—taunts righteousness, and abhors dreams and visions. The bullhorn of evil is drowns out any call to a just cause or a holy endeavor. It screams to every vessel of God, “You can’t do it—compromise or quit!
Hell is belching out defeatism—a defeatism so complete that its victim—redefines their failure and it becomes success.
The government calls food stamps, condoms, needles, and methadone salvation for the needy. The real message is “your highest hope is to live out your days in government slavery.”
-The White House calls acts of surrender to our enemies, diplomatic solutions.
-The thug culture tells urban youth turning tricks, dealing drugs and looting stores beats honest work.
-Political correctness says “keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace because it will keep Muslims from acts of violence.”
-Moral relativists say you can’t overcome perverse desires—therefore they are natural.
-Church growth models tell pastors it is a win—if you remove the Cross, Blood and hell from your sermons—to get a crowd. This model indeed herded people into harmless meetings…but by distracting God’s people from revival it helped hasten the moral landslide of America.
Recent history proves compromise is unnecessary. Between 1965 and 1985, 25 million Americans were converted to Christ. Ministries like Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman, Pat Robertson, and Jerry Faldwell had a combined television audience of 40 million people. The largest arenas and stadiums filled with hungry hearts yearning for a true encounter with God. Those preachers shifted America toward morality.
We are constantly being told what we can’t do. America can’t believe in God. You can’t hold a marriage together. Christians can’t live in victory. Students in our Bible School hear that they can’t have miracles and the power of the Holy Spirit. The list of things that are now impossible grows longer each day.
We hear faith-killing statements everyday: “the day for that is past. People don’t want to hear it anymore. There are no resources for that. You are too young. You are told old. You are not educated. You are overqualified.
Are you sick of hearing that you can’t do great and mighty things? Does your gut tell you some awesome intervention of God can still happen? This can also be your greatest hour—the hour you practice the art of doing what others say you cannot do. Now learn the art!
1. Every visionary that ever lived did what others told them they could not do. As dark and evil as today is—as daunting as the task may seem—many have faced impossible limits like this before. In fact, the tortured culture of today was vividly described in this verse: “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” –Daniel 11:32. Here are two groups of people: 1.Those corrupted by flattery—seduced into believing that drunkenness and denial was natural. 2. Those that know God and do what their circumstances said they could not do.
This second group shakes off the despair, the religion and the threats of their time by knowing God. This will take you to the next level.
2. Only you and God know what you can still do in this hour. No matter how many teachers you have, there is no substitute for your private relationship with Jesus. He alone can tell you how to do the impossible.
Today, there is a core that is being pulled into an intimate knowledge of God. He is drawing people to Himself—people who refuse to fear and be intimidated by what goes on around them.
1 Samuel 30: 6 tells us, “Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.”
David knew what the circumstances said. He could hear the death threats. What he wanted to hear was the voice of the God he had so passionately loved and served. His cry is—“I know what life is telling me but what do YOU say? Even when your life lies at your feet like sputtering rubble—like David’s did, the choice to trust God—to be led by God remains.
God said to David in 1 Samuel 30 verse 8 “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” This guidance violated all reason! It opposed logic…it was what everyone would have told David he could not do.
3.You can know with absolute certainty God wants you to do—and when you know, you will become unstoppable. What are the threats of this time compared to God? Paul said, “If God be for us who can be against us.” If God has spoken, how can your lack of resources matter? How will He not provide? If He says it is doable that settles it.
It is clear that the times we live in require wisdom and power that we can’t imagine. The sheer sophistication of evil can overwhelm us. Nevertheless there is no excuse to compromise. No one has the right to tell God that reaching this generation is beyond the power of the Word of God. We can do things to win America that people say we can’t do!
There are more ideas and tactics discovered with the help of the Bible—ideas that will reveal God’s will to the masses—push back the power of Satan—and do more good for this generation than all of the learning of philosophers and politicians combined.
There is unlimited authority and strength available through the Holy Spirit. Do you really think He won’t show you what to do about your church, your career, your problems and your needs? It for these matters that Jesus sent Him to us!
4. Know when to start. When you know God, and you know what He wants you to do then you must start. You must set the time. You must take that first step to do what you know you are supposed to do. He may only give you a first step…but when you take that step you will know what the next step is.
Finally: The greatest vessels of God appear in times of calamity and confusion. This day of trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.
To do what others say you can’t do is the most eloquent act of defiance against fear: The moment you decide to stand, fight and build you will release the power of the Holy Spirit. Unknown reserves of courage will well up within you!
Never forget that this will all soon be over: In heaven, you will only regret what you did not leave on the field of battle. It is the steps untaken, and the challenges avoided that will haunt you.
This will all soon be over. The threat that seems so big now will look so puny there. So let me ask you…what are you saving your courage for? What are you withholding your talent, resources and dreams for? Surely they are all for such a time as this. This is your greatest hour—the hour that you did what others said you could not do.
Now I want to invite you to a convention that will help turn America around!
We three voices agree. A supernatural intervention unlike anything we have seen in history must come or America is finished. The church in America has been struck by an iceberg. Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers. We cannot go on this way. We must rise and face the challenge of a godless America.
This convention will confront the threat against the American Church head on. We have brushed aside all of the frills and distractions you may associate with religious conventions. Our focus is for you to receive fresh fire and direction.
The Living Proof World Convention will be held at New Life Church March 3- 4- 5 New Life Church 10800 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043 church Phone (713) 932-1479
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