HEAVEN IN THE HALLWAY

When God closes one door He opens another but it can be hell in the hallway.   What good is failure and frustration?  Why has God closed every door to you?   Why has the Lord devised this divine interruption?  It can seem cruel and everything in you can rail against it.

HEAVEN IN THE HALLWAY

By Mario Murillo

When God closes one door He opens another but it can be hell in the hallway.   You are stuck in the hallway! What are you doing here?  What good is failure and frustration?  Why has God closed every door to you?   Why has the Lord devised this divine interruption?  It can seem cruel and everything in you can rail against it.

God will trap you in the hallway.  Jeremiah screamed, “He has hedged me in so that I cannot get out; He has made my chain heavy.” -Lamentations 3: 7

Hannah’s hell looked like this: “And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb”- 1 Samuel 1: 6. Why would a loving God intensify her shame and pain by closing her womb?

Elijah was sent to the wilderness only to have God cut off his water supply: “And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.” – 1 Kings 17:7 How does any of this make sense?

Paul had doors slammed in his face by the Holy Spirit: Acts 16: 6 “Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. 7 After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.”

Not only this, Paul was put in prison at the very moment his physical presence in the churches was desperately needed. What gives?

The hallway seems like hell but if you calm your raging spirit and quell your fears and worries you can turn it into heaven.

The hallway is trying to save you.  Paul indeed had doors closed but then this happened in his hallway:  Acts 16: 8 So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ 10 Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.”

You have gotten good at doing things you are not supposed to be doing.  You are off course.  The hallway is waking you up to the fact that you are busy but not effective. The hallway is where you end the tyranny of unimportant things.

The hallway is trying to teach you once and for all that God is your source: 1 Kings 17:8 Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 9 ‘Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.’”

Elijah’s welfare was never in doubt.  Even in drought and famine he was safe.  God was trying to show him that whether it is brooks, ravens, or starving widows, God will take care of you.

This forced interruption serves to slay your deepest fears.  The world did not end. The bills got paid.  No threat prospered against you.  The hallway shows you God is your only source.  Outward sources of provision are mirages.  Your heart is fixed trusting in the Lord.

The Hallway deepens right desires and kills selfish motives.  God closes Hannah’s womb to deepen her desire for children.  In the hallway, she became willing to offer her first child to God.  That child became Samuel the prophet.  He saved Israel and is considered second only to Moses in Judaism.   But it gets way better: God remembered Hannah:  1 Samuel 2: 21 says, “And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the Lord.”  What an amazing outcome!  Not only does she get 5 more children—a prophet comes to save a nation.

The Hallway is a slingshot to unimagined momentum.  You seem immobilized and even like you are going backwards.  You are going backwards…for good reason!  Mighty elastic bands are being stretched to blast you forward.

Paul learned this lesson from his jail cell:  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, 13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ; 14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

He writes triumphantly to Timothy from the hallway: “for which I suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. -2 Timothy 2:9

The Hallway is where you find out that just knowing God is everything.  I have—for reasons I will never know till I get to heaven—been privileged to know some of the most honored Christians in our lifetime.  At first, I notice the massive ministries they built.  Soon that fades and all you see is their intimate relationship with Jesus—their practical dependency on the Holy Spirit, and their passion to obey.

Jesus said, “John 15: 7 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”  That is it!  These giants abide in Christ and everything else is secondary.  Until God frustrates your life and pulls the plug on your charade, you can’t know that.   Whatever you need to do will be done if you abide in Christ and His words abide in you.

These last days are horrible.  Within the church we have false doctrine, carnal leaders and a divided church.  Without, we have a world that is complicated and anti-Christian…it is a world that can blow up at any moment.  Don’t look for crisis to end but for God to work in you to make crisis lose its power to terrorize you.

The temptation to take matters into our own hands—to be obsessed with self-preservation and self-promotion—is greater than ever.  That is why there are hallways.

Daniel 11: 32 describes end time people.  It says, “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.”   Why are they strong?  Why do they do great exploits?  Because they know God.

Knowing God in the hallway—losing all your fear—being completely overtaken by Him can not only bring heaven in the hallway…you may not want to leave.

I leave you with these words from the book God Calling: “The world has always seen service for me to be activity.  Only those near to me have seen that a life apart, of prayer, may, and does so often, accomplish more that all of the service man can offer me. If man lived apart with Me and only went out to serve at My direct command My Spirit could operate more and accomplish truly mighty things.”

 

 

 

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

By Mario Murillo

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.
Paul once made this dramatic confession: “Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us. -1 Thessalonians 2:18 He actually admitted that in this particular battle—Satan stopped them.  Last night we were stopped.  It was a major shock because we were spoiled by a long run of full houses and overflowing altars.
It is almost mandatory for evangelists to give only glowing reports.  There is overwhelming pressure to justify their appeal for funds with photos of masses of people. Some of that pressure is justified because we are stewards of people’s hard-earned money.  Some of it is foolish because it denies that we are in a war.
But what do you do when the news is not good?  Do you gloss it over?  Do you ignore it and move on?  I choose to hit it head on.
It would be ridiculous to sugar coat last night in a blog notorious for telling the truth.  When it was dangerous to rebuke Obama we did it repeatedly.  When we saw burning issues in the church we nailed them to the wall.  So it is time to take some of my own medicine.
Last night was poorly attended for many reasons—reasons that we must face or fold our tent. America has radically changed.  The church has radically changed.  We must adjust or face the fate of dinosaurs.  So what exactly do I mean?  Here are the facts:
California’s inner cities are now openly hostile to soul-winning.  The old code of honor and respect for faith is dead.  Two highly visible attacks on ministers flood the news:
-Herbert Valero, the 68-year-old pastor of Victory Outreach Church in Salinas, went outside his house to pray with Servando Ayala Silva, a 37-year-old man who took a sheet rock saw blade and cut the pastor’s throat.  He died in front of his wife and children.
-Rudy Trujillo, the pastor of Faith Center in San Fernando, assaulted Wednesday morning was hospitalized and recovering from a broken hip and other injuries after he was beaten.
Gangs see salvations as a threat to drug sales.  They will intimidate those who preach and those who come to hear them.  Fear grips communities.  We failed to see this. God has to teach us to overcome boycotts by gangs.
I also failed to obey a lessen from the Holy Spirit.  We should not have delegated the advertising and the ground game of this outreach.  A central key to our Living Proof Crusades is new ways of getting people to bring people to outreaches.  We must also take control of everything that happens during the crusade…this became painfully clear in Bakersfield.
Finally, we must unravel the mystery of millennials.  They are glued to their cell phone screens and live a life that is unlike anything humanity has ever seen.  They are our next crash course.
Some say that I am overreacting to a Friday night in Bakersfield and may see a major turnaround tonight. That would be a highly unlikely but welcome outcome.  Stay tuned
Finally, my great hope is the Holy Spirit.  This is His expertise.  He once led me to the violent intellectual campus at Berkeley with nothing but the clothes on my back. It was a challenge beyond words. I was beyond ill-equipped.  That is the situation I find myself in today.
I am asking for forgiveness from our faithful partners for losing an important battle.  I can only ask that you bear with me and consider our history:  We will never lie to you and we will never surrender to Satan.  Psalm 108:13 says, “Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

You have a lot of questions. My question is: What have you got to lose?

You have a lot of questions.  My question is: What have you got to lose?

Where is God in this entire crisis?  If God is real why doesn’t He reveal Himself in the storm of violence, division and sickness?  We know He has revealed Himself and we want to prove it to you.  We call these special nights Living Proof because that is what they offer:

Living Proof God is real—Living Proof God heals sickness—Living Proof God breaks habits killing those we love—Living Proof we have not been forsaken—Living Proof God has a special life mapped out for all of us.  All of this and a much more will be demonstrated at our Living Proof Crusade.

Even if you believe Jesus was nothing more than a man…what do you have to lose by coming to these rallies?-Mario Murillo

Here is more about Mario Murillo and special guest Manuel Carrizalez:

Mario Murillo: Mario Murillo rose from poverty in the Mission District of San Francisco.  After being revolutionized by Christ, he felt a call to the University of California at Berkeley.

His attempts to communicate were repeatedly rejected.  This led him to pray a prayer that would define the rest of his life.  “If you called me to this campus, you must help me.” The help arrived in stages.  It began with words—a way of saying things that were different than audiences were accustomed to—that seemed to tumble out of his mouth.  A small group of students quickly grew to a regular crowd of hundreds.

Then something else happened: students began to report healings.  They would testify, that in the Name of Jesus, their sickness had vanished.  Now thousands began to attend his rallies.

His international ministry was launched after a 4-day conference in San Jose California extended for 6 months with a total attendance of nearly 250,000 people.  Since then Mario’s voice has been heard by millions around the world, bringing a message that zeroes in on the hurts of society.

Witness living proof of the power of God to break addiction, violence, and sickness.   Harvey Auditorium  Friday March 31st  at 6:30 PM  Saturday April 1st at 6:30 PM  Sunday April 2nd at 2:00 PM

Manuel Carrizales:  Since 1991,  Manuel Carrizales and Stay Focused Ministries have seen miracles all over Bakersfield.   The city sees his powerful television show several times a day.  Every week he leads as many as 24 assemblies in the public schools that are famous for their lasting impact on students.   His after school mentoring program is considered one of the most effective in the nation.  His ministry won the 2016 Nonprofit of the year award from the 34th Congressional district of the State of California.  Plus, i

Through seemingly impossible odds Manuel and Liz Carrizales were used by God to build this amazing ministry.   Now they expect an even greater miracle.

Don’t miss these amazing rallies!

Breaking News from Mario Murillo and Todd White

 

Breaking News from Mario Murillo and Todd White  

Note: You must register by midnight Central Time Wednesday March 1st, 2017!

By Mario Murillo

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has flipped the script for Christians in America.

Toppling political correctness created a dangerous and wonderful opportunity.  We’ve not had an occasion like this since the Great Awakening in the 18th Century. If we obey God, we will see a greater revival than the Jesus movement.  If we blow this, it will be an unqualified disaster.

If the forces on the left regroup, America could enter a spiritual nuclear winter.  This moment has “ONE LAST CHANCE” written all over it.

How do we handle this one last chance?  Paul grappled with the same question.  He said, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” -1 Corinthians 16:9

Not only do we have Trump, we are surrounded by prophetic words that promise a massive harvest.   But, what will touch off the explosion that will sweep millions into the Kingdom?

Todd White and I are teaming up to ignite this explosion in you.  A national miracle begins in one person—someone like you!  Our deepest desire is to set fires of momentum and continual harvest.

Think about it!  The church has plumbed the depths of personal blessing.  We have been taught to death.    What we need now is for all of that to be set on fire and to have it blaze forth into national repentance, healing, and blessing.

There has never been a good time to be a compromised Christian—but this is the worst time in history to be lukewarm.

This event will not only ignite it will commission you to do miracles in the name of Jesus.

Todd White was a drug addict and atheist for 22 years. He was at the point of suicide when God came into his life and set him free. Todd preaches the Gospel of the Kingdom everywhere he goes and God backs it up with signs following. Todd’s heart is to equip the church and activate them to live a 24/7 Kingdom Lifestyle by helping them to get out of the boat and brave the waves of fear, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Todd loves sharing the simplicity of the Gospel of the Kingdom and what Jesus Christ accomplished at the cross, which is the measuring stick of God’s love for us.

It is common for Todd to see dozens of people healed while he goes about his everyday life.

“This is every day for me,” Todd said. “When I go to restaurants or if I go to the mall, or anywhere for that matter, Jesus paid a price for all. So all are in and all are a target for the love of God.”

This is a call to everyone! No soldier of Jesus should thrash about in a pool of frustration.  The Holy Spirit wants your life and ministry to be an uninterrupted flow of healing to the millions who grope in dark misery seeking hope and deliverance.

Join Todd and me in Houston.  Think about it, you will attend a conference or a convention this year.  Make your choice count.  This convention is free but you must register.  See you in Houston!

Click here to register now!   http://igfn.us/f/12w0/n

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Warrior’s Workshop Bakersfield

America is screaming for a new breed of Christian Warrior—believers who have escaped the Christian Witness Protection Program.  Millions of Christians are done with watered-down Christianity.   To them, it has been a terrible waste of time and money. Modifying the Gospel by omitting the “offensive” parts removed its power to transform society.  That is why we are in a moral landslide.

Click here to register now  

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SOMETHING BIG IS COMING TO BAKERSFIELD

By Mario Murillo

Millions ask disturbing questions.  Why have we cast it aside?  Why have we accepted a cheap substitute?  Why can’t we see the desperate need?

Millennials need to see power that will break the break the bankrupt ideologies they get on campus.  The American culture needs to be pierced by young vessels who speak words their generation cannot resist—warriors who carry addiction breaking, disease killing miracle power.  How do we get those kinds of vessels?

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That kind of Warrior will not be created in an echo chamber of religious role playing.  They must be infused with indisputable Holy Spirit power.  They must hunger for something beyond “feel good” experiences.

Is that you?  Then it’s time for you to experience the Warrior’s Workshop.  A workshop that is not theoretical, emotional or apologetic.  This is a workshop that will forge a lifetime of unexpected effectiveness.

God ordered me to create this Workshop.    It was forged from 48 years of front line success against the powers of darkness.  It is revelation mined from world changers who have poured into my life.

Oral Roberts, Kathryn Kuhlman and David Wilkerson did not leave their world unchanged.  What they forged in me and others cannot be taken lightly.  These treasures must be handed to hearts ready to be used in a fresh worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Is that you?

This workshop makes an audacious claim:  With just 3 skills, you can revolutionize America and the world!  You can get these skills at the Warrior’s workshop.  These talents seem so simple but they are profound:  1. How to win a soul.  2.  How to heal the sick.  3. How to walk in continual victory.

Perhaps you wonder if you have the courage to change the world.  Courage is the main thing you gain at this workshop.  Generals know good military training does not just prepare soldiers for combat—it makes them long for it.

Give me just 3 hours and you will long to confront the enemy.   Why not you? You can become the effective weapon our nation and the world needs now.  See you there!  The Workshop is free but you must register!

Click here to register now!   

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God told you to do something big but you do not have the money to do it

God told you to do something big but you do not have the money to do it.  What do you do?  Do you give up your vision? That would be your worst choice.  Look at these things to learn how God provides:

Fight the temptation to make it happen on your own.  Genesis 16:2 says, “So Sarai said to Abram, ‘See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.’ And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.”  They saw no way for God to live up to His promise of a son.  They disastrously took matters into their own hands.  Most of the wars in history trace back to this one sin.

Waiting and trusting God for supernatural intervention is the hardest choice, especially at this time!  Demonic power is at a new level.  Americans have hardened their hearts to truth.  The church has stopped investing in souls.  This is truly a dark time for fresh vision. However, I don’t believe that any of these things are stopping your money.

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God may be holding money back from you.  Why would He do that?  You and God see money in opposite ways. God wants to bring your attitude toward money into harmony with His.

To us it is all about the money.  To God it is all about character.  He wants to trust you with money.  He wants to be sure you will freely give. He wants to provide in such a dramatic and undeniable way that He and He alone will have the glory for your miracle.  But there is one more big reason that He waits.

He wants you to have a miracle provision so that you have an Ebenezer Stone.  1 Samuel 7:12 says, “Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the Lord has helped us.’  13 So the Philistines were subdued, and they did not come anymore into the territory of Israel. And the hand of the Lord was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.”

When you see how glaringly God your miracle is, it will become a stone of remembrance. When you are tested in the future, you will look back at it and remember. You will say with irrevocable conviction, “God has helped me in the past and He will help me again!”

The most important result of waiting for heaven’s provision is that you will build a track record of miracles that will weaken the enemy’s future attacks.

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Let the crucible you are in finish its work!  James 1:4 says, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  James promises that the end of this test will also be the end of your lack.

Let me describe the crucible another way.  You are tortured by an obvious contradiction: You have a word from God and no money! That is a twilight zone.  You stand between the natural and the supernatural in a giant paradox.  Why would God tell you to do this if He is not going to provide?  Don’t feel bad, everyone who has ever been used of God faced this test.  You must face it and you must let it do its total work.

Realize that you are already supernatural. Paul’s rebuke to the Galatians is clear, “Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?” –Galatians 3:3.

Retrace your steps to see at what point you began to take matters into your own hands.  You can’t help but make a painful discovery: You saw miracles, you saw God provide, but when it was all over you reverted to human ways of living.

A good way to fix this is through worship.  Raise your heart and hands and say, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”- Psalm 103:1-5

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You really don’t have a choice…you must be supernaturally funded.  This thought can be painful or liberating.  Like never before, God is calling people to live in the impossible.  The times demand it, the shortness of time requires it and the fact is, nothing else will get the job done now.

In other words, you never really had a choice. Miracle provision is no longer the wispy aspiration of spooky seers.  We are now in a situation where every day and in every way we must have miracles and we must know how to draw on invisible resources.

Proverbs 3:5-10 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.  9 Honor the Lord with your possessions, And with the first fruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.”

These last verses capsulize the entire message.  You trust God. You let Him finish your test.  You refuse your own wisdom.  You honor Him with your money.  You will see the barns of your vision filled and the vats of your spirit will overflow with new wine.

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING PROOF COMES TO HOUSTON

 

Right now, people are making their way to Houston by car and plane for an event this Sunday Night. If you ask them why, their answer may surprise you:They are coming to receive a healing miracle.

LIVING PROOF COMES TO HOUSTON

You may have heard of Mario Murillo.  He does not claim to heal but he directs his audience to Christ to be healed.  But there is so much more to this night than that.

Mario calls these nights Living Proof because he insists they should offer proof of the love and power of Jesus.  He does not believe that you should check your brain at the door and be gullible. 

Living Proof is not just a night of healing.  It is a night that brings a message that pierces our culture and ignites moral awakening.  Mario will speak directly to your heart about the things you face every day.  He answers—from the Word of God—the questions people ask about these dark days. 

You will feel freedom and order.  The atmosphere is neither stuffy nor mindless emotion.  For Mario, it is not enough for people to claim miracles, he believes that those who are healed must go to their doctors and verify their miracle. 

The most common reaction to Living Proof is how different it is from what people expected. 

Jesus proved that He was the Son of God by doing miracles that no one had ever done.  He said that His works would not stop.  We believe that His power extends to our day and can intervene in our most impossible situations.  Come and see for yourself the amazing love and power of Christ.

Join us this Sunday night at 6: PM at New Life Church. There are plenty of free seats and lots of free parking.  Come early for the best seats.  Bring someone who needs a miracle.  Come expecting your own miracle!  

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Check out this video that proves miracles last.  This video from 1993 shows the moment that Howard Kratzer was healed.  He is still healed 23 years later.