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.
What can we do about the demons that are strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down.
The Bible says “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…2 Corinthians 10:4,5
The Bible says “cast down every high thing.” Most preaching and teaching today leaves the impression there is very little we can do. But that begs a question…
If we can’t tear down strongholds isn’t God is guilty of child abuse on a grand scale? He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled. The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to take up the mighty weapons of God.
Want to know why there is so little preached about actually taking ground back from the devil? Let me give an example. Remember the woman who shot up the Youtube offices? Her story will be buried because it doesn’t advance the narrative of the left. She had Muslim background. She was enraged over Youtube’s censorship and bias. Protecting Islam, and hiding their nationwide censorship is a priority.
Likewise, there are two elements in the modern church that must silence the message of victory over demons to stay in business. They are the therapeutic church, and the gloom and doom church.
The therapeutic church must focus on happy talk and self-fulfillment. Shaking up their comfort zones with talk of warfare threatens attendance. To survive, they must distract Christians to lesser goals and lower living. They are guilty of unwittingly helping the devil to keep the army of God powerless.
Gloom and doom preachers keep the church on the defensive by telling them to take cover. Fear sells books, conspiracy theories sell survival, not revival. Gloom and doom prophets—like good democrats—must cheer on global domination, global warming and global disasters to keep Christians buying. They do not equip you to confront and conquer evil because they don’t believe it’s possible.
Now I want to make you mad—not just mad—I want you to be infuriated at what Satan has done to America. He has built a machine—an evil, wicked, massive machine. Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter are working parts of this hideous mechanism. Other components include most of the print press and news media.
Another tentacle of this device is on campus. It’s there to poison young minds. The toxic cloud of indoctrination goes all the way down to grammar schools robbing children of their innocence.
The machine hates Christianity. It hates Israel. It hates the family and every form of Biblical truth. All subtly is gone. The Marxist insanity once whispered in back alleys now struts its stuff on main street.
So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now. That has been used to make Christians passive.
But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”
God has chosen to act in answer to prayer. He waits until His people rise and take their rightful place in the arena of battle. Young David saw the stalemate. No one challenged Goliath. David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God. God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored. Someone God can use to turn the tide of America.
If there is one question this blog asks it is this: Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down your life in order to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation?
Mario what should I do?
-Pray different than you do now. Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor. Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition. Do it the way Moses raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.
-Talk about God different than you do now. Why should you apologize? What you have works. What they have doesn’t work. Arm yourself with your testimony and the blood of the Lamb. Challenge the double standard. Why is Jesus the only thing this supposedly open-minded generation won’t talk about.
-Plan events that the Holy Spirit can use to bring revival. Azusa Street was a small effort that exploded into unimaginable proportions. How dare anyone think that your small meeting can’t be used in a massive way?
There are many more things we can do to get out of fear and get into a great victory. Here is the great promise : When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.
Tens of thousands of high school students protesting nationwide spell doom for Trump as the nation veers left. A Democrat wins in Pennsylvania district that Trump took by 20 points, means a blue wave is coming in the midterm elections. The 60 Minutes interview with Stormy Daniels will bring Donald Trump down in scandal. Trump’s economy is called a fizzle as first quarter GDP projection drops. Christian influence will disintegrate in a post Billy Graham world.
It’s all a smoke screen! Don’t panic and don’t believe it. Let me give you the truth.
- Let me begin with the gun protests. Mass protests tend to fizzle when the dust settles and America gets a chance to think. Remember Madonna? “I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” A chorus of cheers led gave way to some soul-searching and then the stupidity of it all surfaced.
The gun protests, where the Democratic Party used thousands of class-cutting high school students as body shields will not change facts. In fact, the protest itself provided its own best argument against it. Who can forget the visual of hypocritical Democratic leaders marching to the podium to protest guns escorted by armed guards.
Americans won’t buy the histrionics. Passing new gun control measures would blame good, honest people for the acts of murderers. Passing new gun control laws won’t protect our kids, because criminals willing to commit murder will never obey the law.
2. The election of a Democrat in Pennsylvania is meaningless. Because of redistricting this district will not even exist. Both Saccone and Lamb may end up running in November in different districts, and both may win their races if they do. Forget the special election being predictive on a national basis; it may not even be predictive for Pennsylvania.
3. This doesn’t spell doom for the Republicans in the midterm elections: Heading into November, Republicans have a distinct edge in resources and infrastructure. The party committees dedicated to the Senate and House have remained competitive with each other, but the RNC has outperformed the DNC by a wide margin. The RNC has over $40 million cash-on-hand after setting a new record for off-year donations, while the DNC barely has enough cash (a little over $6 million) to cover its existing debt.
4. Stormy Daniels interview on 60 minutes will bring Donald Trump down. Wait. Didn’t this porn star just tell Jimmy Kimmel that she absolutely never had an affair with Donald Trump? Enough said.
5. First quarter GDP projection drops. Trump’s tax cut failed? The Conference Board, a global, independent business membership and research association, said this about the first quarter drop yesterday: “ “2018 has started with a small slowdown in consumption and investment numbers, and our GDP forecast for the first quarter has been revised downward from 3.3 to 2.6 percent. But this pullback doesn’t detract from a strong 2018 outlook. The business environment for this year and next still looks bright, especially because the labor market created more than 200,000 jobs per month over the past six months.”
See also my blog about 5 reasons not to worry about Trump. Click here https://wp.me/p1vrzp-56c
6. Finally, their threat and hope that the church will fade and falter defies history. In times of moral confusion, the hearts of people turn back to core values. Already, that trend is growing. Yes, Billy Graham is in heaven. All that means is others will be raised up. The leftist media will ignore moral awakening because it is a threat to their agenda.
It also defies the Word of God: Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”
Yes, we have a lot work ahead of us to transform America but this is just a smokescreen—don’t let these lies unsettle your spirit.
The bombshell admission came last week on MSNBC. New York uber-liberal Donny Deutsch said, “Trump will be re-elected in 2020 by a landslide.” That—while amazing—is not the bomb. It’s what he said next: “That’s why Trump must be removed from office now.”
As Wayne Allyn Root put it: “Donny revealed what liberals are all thinking, deep down. Trump is a lock for re-election by a wide margin. As Deutsch admitted, that’s why he must be stopped now.
Crazed liberals scream for his removal … impeachment … even assassination. Because they know Trump is succeeding. He is effective, he is erasing Barack Obama and he is fundamentally changing America back to a conservative, capitalist nation. They know they can’t stop him at the ballot box, so they have decided they have to stop him any other way they can — even resorting to violence, conspiracy and sedition.”
Did you see the words, violence, conspiracy, sedition…even assassination?
This explains everything. It explains why CNN sent reporters to Thailand to interview prostitutes who “may have dirt on Trump.” It explains why Hillary is not being investigated for Russian collusion. It shows why the left will stop at nothing to get him out now.
Last December my spirit was deeply disturbed. I sought relief in intercession. My thoughts turned toward the President. I wrote this to our partners in late December: “A massive disruption, is planned within the next 90 days. There will be a major move against the president by both Democrats and Republicans. In short, you will see the most vicious assaults—on our freedoms, our faith, and our children—you have ever seen.” Those 90 days are up March 24th—the day of a massive march for gun control.
What I didn’t know is why the left lost its mind. Now I do. It is the certain reelection of Donald Trump. It is hideous to think what they might do. It is disgusting that they don’t care if Trump makes life better for Americans—that’s how deranged they truly are. But there is a positive to this.
Gideon asked God for one last sign he would defeat the Midianites. It came from the last source he expected: The enemy. God told Gideon to sneak into the camp of the Midianites—an army as many as the sand of the seashore in number. He arrived at the right tent in time to hear this: Judges 7: 13 “Gideon crept up to one of the tents just as a man inside had wakened from a nightmare and was telling his tent-mate about it.
“I had this strange dream,” he was saying, “and there was this huge loaf of barley bread that came tumbling down into our camp. It hit our tent and knocked it flat!” 14 The other soldier replied, “Your dream can mean only one thing! Gideon, the son of Joash, the Israeli, is going to come and massacre all the allied forces of Midian!” 15 When Gideon heard the dream and the interpretation, all he could do was just stand there worshiping God! Then he returned to his men and shouted, ‘Get up! For the Lord is going to use you to conquer all the vast armies of Midian!’”
Beloved, the enemy is admitting reelection. We should rejoice but we should also be interceding for our president to be protected form whatever is coming. Now you know what is going on and how to pray.
The leftist media is irrelevant to America. Let me prove it to you. More than that, let me show you why it matters to you. The proof is glaring, and the left can no longer run from it. Here’s the proof:
CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, along with the not so subtle help of Youtube, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, every late night talk show host, backed Obama. They were praising, pumping, and drooling. They called anyone racist who didn’t support him. Yet, at this point in his presidency—he had a 43% approval rating among likely voters. With all that firepower they simply could move the needle above 43%.
Now the wrath of that entire media cabal is being poured out 24 hours a day on Trump and his supporters. Yet, Trump’s approval is at least 5 to 6 points higher than Obama at the same point. What does that mean? It means they are irrelevant—and they have been for years. They have a hardcore following but things are getting worse.
Reality came on election night. Crestfallen and dismayed they wailed, cried, and sank horrified. Not just because Trump won but because they were repudiated. They petulantly signed off telling us it was the end of the world. That didn’t happen either.
On the other hand, Fox News continued to dominate ratings—commanding an audience that is larger than many leftist medias combined. Most damaging to the left is the fact that conservative outlets tend to change minds. There’s a reason.
The left rants and spouts slogans but rarely makes a common sense case. Conservatives ask disturbing questions. Here’s an admittedly oversimplified example: Left leaning broadcast: “You are racist!” Conservative site: “Chicago has the strictest gun laws in America and a high murder rate. Why?”
But nothing is costing the left more than the Mueller investigation i.e. witch hunt. The left’s towering hypocrisy is front and center for all to see. They decry foreign influence on our election while they are fighting to let illegals vote.
Here are other signs that the left leaning media is running out of gas:
-Tonight Jimmy Kimmel said he will tone down the Trump bashing as he hosts the Academy Awards.
-The NFL, The Olympics and every other sport hijacked for the left is suffering ratings collapse.
-Even the L.A. Times, printed an article yesterday saying California should not be obstructing federal law when it comes to illegal immigration.
-Abortion is becoming abhorrent to many young people. Planned Parenthood is panicking and dropping tens of millions of dollars to elect democrats.
What does this mean? It means there is a growing audience for moral absolutes and a message of personal responsibility.
What does that mean to you? It means that the church has preached a muted Gospel for no good reason. It means, the idea that the public didn’t want a message of love and repentance was a myth.
It means that throughout history, the church has never looked worse than when she tried to reflect cultural thought. And, she never looked better than when she shined the unfiltered light of the Gospel. We just laid to rest living proof of this fact: Billy Graham.
It means most of all that there is great opening for us. We don’t know how long it will last so we better jump on it. My final statement can make the devil pull a muscle in his head:
God is looking for people—maybe you. He is not looking for better technology or methods. He doesn’t pour out His Spirit on technology or methods…but on people. People who will pray for fire, wisdom, courage and opportunity. If God has heard of you, who cares if anyone else has?
Today, a voice filled with love, truth and the Holy Spirit will cut through this culture like a hot knife through butter. The Gospel is not just relevant—it is timeless. It can answer the evil of today and also what is to come. Amen.
The president wrote, “If I ever meet you on the street, you’re going to need a new nose job and a supporter below.” At a Jewish Seminary in New York, he blurted out “I am King Cyrus!” The thing is…
this wasn’t Trump. It was President Harry Truman. Okay, here’s a president who puts his intention to commit felony assault in writing—imagine that tweet!
He essentially calls himself the reincarnation of King Cyrus—delusional?
Oh, and did you know he tried to get power to draft an entire labor union into the Army to punish them for striking? Trump is tame by comparison.
Imagine what CNN would do to Harry Truman today, if Harry was a republican.
Mark Twain said, “facts are a stubborn thing.” It’s a fact Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson nursed greater hatred for the media in their day than Trump does today.
This historical perspective shows us Trump is not the madman, the media needs him to be.
Notice I said need. They need to destroy him. It is a bottomless need. It is a need so intense it consumed all rational journalism. Facts are irrelevant. Any good Trump does must be ignored or twisted into evil. They have sold their souls. Alec Baldwin said, “there is no way to be too nasty to Trump.”
The need has reduced them to pathetic, blithering automatons who must tell the most trivial lies about him: killing goldfish, and how many scoops of ice cream he takes.
Instead of learning from the spanking they got during the election—they increased the dosage of venom. It’s no longer about ratings—as CNN so eloquently proves—it is only about destroying Trump, even if it means self destruction.
A football player gets punched but the ref doesn’t see it, but he does see the victim punch back and flags him? Times a million, welcome to Trump’s world.
Not only is Trump not crazy. Not only are his outbursts understandable. He has behaved with greater restraint than his predecessors who could never imagine this tyranny of fake news. -Mario Murillo
Footnotes: My sources:
1. Truman letter to Paul Hume:
“I’ve just read your lousy review of Margaret’s concert. I’ve come to the conclusion that you are an ‘eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay.’
“It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you’re off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.
“Someday I hope to meet you. When that happens, you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!
“[Newspaper columnist Westbrook] Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you’ll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.”
2. THE MAKING OF A NATION – a program by the Voice of America.
“The first sign of trouble came in September 1945. A group of workers closed down automobile factories at the Ford Company. Then, workers at the General Motors auto company went on strike. Soon there were strikes everywhere.
Workers went on strike in the oil industry, the clothing industry, the wood-cutting industry and the electrical industry.
The strikes made Truman angry. He believed the striking workers were threatening the economy and security of the United States. He got even angrier when representatives of striking steel and railroad workers came to the White House and refused to accept a compromise wage offer.
“You are crazy,” Truman told the union leader, “if you think I am going to sit here and let you stop this whole country.”
Truman ordered government forces to take over the railroads and the coal mines. And within a short time, the striking coal miners returned to work. However, the president had less success with the railroad workers. He became so angry with them that he asked Congress to give him the power to draft all striking rail workers into the armed forces.”
Seeds of Doubt by John B Judis January 15, 2014
“In November 1953, after he had left the presidency, Harry Truman traveled to New York to be feted at the Jewish Theological Seminary. When his old friend Eddie Jacobson introduced him as “the man who helped create the state of Israel,” Truman responded, “What do you mean ‘helped to create’? I am Cyrus.” Truman was referring to the Persian King who overthrew the Babylonians in 593 B.C.E. and helped the Jews, who had been held captive in Babylon, return to Jerusalem and rebuild their temple.”