The attack on my back was only the beginning. With fiercer hatred than we have ever known—Satan fought to keep us out of Las Vegas. Now we know why. The picture of these shock conversions says it all.
It is a truism of event planning that you avoid—at all costs—Mother’s day night. I felt that we could not wait any longer to come to Las Vegas. But I knew what I was getting myself into.
That entire day I was under the weight of two things: How long would I be able to stand, and how many people would show up. I kept my spirit under the authority of the Word of God. That carried the day.
When we drove up and saw the gathering crowd a massive burden was lifted. There are no words to describe the joy and gratitude that I felt being able to stand and preach. Not only preach, but preach an entire soul winning sermon and a complete altar call.
The central verses of the message were John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
The other is John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
I was ordered to be direct and bold. I told them there are two contracts out on all of you. One is Satan who only plans to steal, murder and destroy you. The other is Jesus who only wants to give the maximum life.
When you are outside of Jesus, Satan is your father. He will control every detail of your life for your eternal destruction. Jesus grants eternal life. Jesus unfolds that life every day that you serve him.
The call to serve Jesus was clear and uncompromising. All ages and races charged to the front to be totally saved. God met them in power. The converts overflowed our counselling tent.
At this point, Jesus began to remove sickness from the tent. I felt His power. I did not even have to sit but for a few moments during the whole night.
Something amazing—the thing that scared Satan from the beginning—has started in Las Vegas.
Only God knows how big and wide this outpouring is going to be. Tonight is a miracle service. If you live in or near Las Vegas bring the sick tonight and every night this week.
As many know, this injury began on January 29th. As a direct result, all outreaches had to be cancelled. Living Proof Las Vegas was the most affected by this attack on my spine.
Logic said to pass on Las Vegas until next year. Logic made me angry. I finally told my staff “the next thing we do is Vegas no matter what.” That meant severe financial exposure if we eliminated events that were ready to go, in favor of one we had to build again from scratch.
We made a decision by faith to keep everything intact in Las Vegas.
-We went ahead with the luncheon back in April, and the tent would go up before Mother’s day as promised.
-We kept the crew of nearly 50 workers in Las Vegas.
-The meter kept running on the hotels, the airline tickets, and a long list of items that go into a tent crusade. We went ahead and gave away 20,000 card invitations, and 1,000 posters on schedule.
-We are talking tens of thousands of dollars with no guarantee I could preach at this event.
I laid in the back of an SUV for 8 hours to go to the luncheon. I had hoped to preach to the 90 plus leaders who came to lunch. The best I could do was stand for 7 minutes before I had to recline on a chair. That was almost devastating.
We bravely soldiered on and fired up the troops. Right afterwards, I was bundled into the backseat for another 8 hours back to Reno. In the natural, there was still no reason to believe I would be ready by Mother’s day.
Don’t forget, even at this rate—if you understand my condition—my recovery has been remarkable. What we needed was a breakthrough that overruled medical science.
Here’s the breaking news: I took a power walk and I will never forget what happened on that walk. This is the first day we can publicly state that I am ready to stand and minister in the power of God. We will be in Las Vegas and many souls will be saved and healed. The breakthrough we trusted God for has come!
Now on to more breaking news…
As Frank Saldana and his workers set up the tent, Frank had to stop because the presence of God was so strong it made him weep. That’s before any meeting! There’s more…
The chief of police contacted us because he heard about the ten prayer tents we have in the neighborhoods. He sent officers to show us the best locations and watch over us.
The people of God even prayed in a break in the heat next week!
What Satan meant for evil, God has turned to good. I am coming to Vegas with pent-up Pentecost! If you live anywhere near Las Vegas don’t even think of missing my first miracle services since January. All Glory goes to Jesus for this miracle. Hallelujah!
By Mario Murillo. I have not preached since January 29th. I could easily re-injure my spine and be out for several more months. All I have to do is trip once. Any slip, or fall, would throw me back to square one…or worse. All this ran through my mind.
I could not fly on a jet. I would have to lay across the back seat of a car for 439 miles to Las Vegas and another 439 miles back. 16 hours! I must watch every move I made. I would feel anxiety anytime we’d hit a bump or the car jerked.
Every moment I was away from home was a risk. It had to be God. Mechelle and I had to have a clear word from God to go.
There was a deep fire in me to go. First of all, Satan had attacked me because we are bringing the Gospel with signs and wonders to Las Vegas.
I knew that without a core of leaders backing us, we could not hope to do this outreach. Not only this, but we had cancelled on them twice and I couldn’t bring myself to make them wait any longer.
Then that voice that has been unmistakable since the day I was called to preach said “go.”
We’ve all prayed prayers for travelling mercies before a trip. You can imagine what ours was like. I will not bore you with the details of the road. I will only tell you that a palpable protection covered our trip.
Although, at one point the enemy tried to torture my mind. He reminded me that many leaders might not show up because they weren’t sure I was even coming. “You’re putting your life in your hands to talk to a handful of people. You don’t even know how long you can minister.”
The day finally ended. Safe in our hotel in Las Vegas I now prepared my heart to speak to whoever shows up. What an amazing feeling the next day when they told me that over 90 pastors and leaders were ready to hear the Word of God.
They were beyond ready. The pulled on the anointing. I knelt on the floor. I paced the room. I sat in a chair on stage. The point is that I was able to passionately cast the vision for Living Proof Las Vegas. I ministered for over an hour! A fired up army is born!
I got home safely. I had no damage to my spine. Now I know I will be ready for the tent when we begin a mighty crusade on Sunday Mother’s day May 13th until Friday the 18th.
Please pray for this crusade. Please pray for the Mother’s day outreach especially. We are using a new tactic. Door to door in the inner city, we are giving away roses to every mom. We are asking them to order their sons and daughters to come to the tent as their gift for Mother’s day.
All I can tell you is that the enemy suffered a great defeat. Unity, faith and joy drenched us all in this meeting. I would go so far as to say that I have never had a more powerful luncheon with leaders in 50 years of ministry.
Like the happy ending of your favorite black and white movie, something amazing has happened at the last moment. I have been trying to find the right words to tell you about this.
The emotional roller coaster my wife I have been trapped on for almost ten weeks has ended. But that is not the miracle I am about to relate to you.
7 weeks ago, I was tortured by the fear of never walking again. When that nightmare passed we rejoiced with joy unspeakable. That is still not the miracle I am going to share.
Until 4 days ago, I faced the certainty of a surgical procedure that would go through my abdomen (leavening an 8-inch horizontal scar) to get to my lower spine and fuse vertebrae together. As you know the surgeon took a fresh look at X-rays and overruled a previous diagnosis—no surgery. Again that is not the miracle subject of this post.
God has done so many impossible things. However, one great impossibility remained. To aid you in appreciating the impossibility I must bring up the word momentum.
Momentum is the key to our outreaches. We are firmly committed to groundwork. We are very different than many ministries, for one very urgent reason: we strive to have non-Christians in our meetings. We refuse to set up our tent and have every seat filled with saints. We must have lost souls. We must have addicts, gang members, the homeless, and runaways in our meetings.
To do that requires a minimum amount of advance work. We have to work the ground, train volunteers, set a mass of people to prayer. This is why Living Proof Las Vegas became impossible. It was over.
I told my wife and staff that even if I received a miracle of healing and was cleared from surgery it was simply too late for Las Vegas. I kept that in my heart until the very last minute. Even after I walked out of the neurosurgeon’s office, I still knew it was too late for Las Vegas.
Then something happened that has never happened before in the 50 years of this ministry: God said, “check again and you will see that the momentum has been miraculously protected.” I really did not understand what that meant…until I checked.
Impossibly, over 50 leaders are locked in to have lunch with me this next Saturday in Las Vegas. Impossibly, our teams, and volunteers have stayed prepared and believe they can saturate the at-risk neighborhoods with thousands of invitation cards and posters in just 72 hours. Impossibly, the crew that handles everything from delivering our tent and chairs, lights, sound and a myriad of other items has remained on standby even though they could have been committed to other projects.
When I examined the momentum, I discovered how right God was. This is a miracle unlike any we have ever seen. The core of our army is a living expression of 2 Chronicles 29: 36 which says, “36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.” Suddenly, everything we had worked for so hard for in Las Vegas has been restored. Rejoice with me!
Now however, I must make a strong appeal to you.
-First I am asking you to think about how angry Satan was about our going to Las Vegas. I want you to absorb the reason why this attack was so vicious. The enemy knows something devastating is going to happen to his stronghold. He knows God would break chains, evict devils, and release prisoners on a grand scale.
-Next, help me get pastors and leaders to our luncheon this Saturday at noon. If you live anywhere near Las Vegas and you are a pastor or leader, please join me and Mechelle for a free luncheon. Or, if are not in Las Vegas and you know pastors and leaders in the area, please encourage them to be at this luncheon. The location is Grapevine Fellowship 800 North Bruce Street Las Vegas NV 89101. Call us at 775 238 3473 or click here to make your reservation online. mariomurillo.org Please act now.
Finally, get involved! Begin praying fervently for this historic outreach to Las Vegas. If you live anywhere near Las Vegas come to the tent. Bring those who need Jesus, who need healing, who need to be set free.
The hand of God is heavy on this outreach. Anyone who gets involved will see miracles and obtain great favor from God. Any church that gets involved will be sowing the seeds of revival within their own congregation. Beloved this is it…something has been miraculously restored.
Now we can tell you. For 9 and a half weeks Mario has been virtually immobilized with acute pain in his spine and left leg. The first two doctors could not pinpoint his condition. At first they thought it was bursitis of the hip then they thought it was a stress fracture. X-rays, Cat-scans, and an MRI showed no bursitis or fracture. The third doctor could not figure it out either.
Mario did receive a touch from God weeks ago that reduced his pain by half, but he still couldn’t sit, and he couldn’t walk for more than a few minutes.
We didn’t know how long this would last. That made it difficult to know what to tell the various groups slated for crusades. So many people have been waiting to hear if they can go ahead with outreach plans. The outreach to Las Vegas has been hanging in the balance for weeks. We didn’t want to cancel any soul winning effort until it was absolutely necessary.
Then it became absolutely necessary. The forth doctor found the protruding disc in the base of Mario’s spine. He said only back surgery would fix the problem. This meant yet a fifth doctor–a neurosurgeon, several more weeks waiting for surgery, and an extended time of recovery afterwards.
Every meeting scheduled until the middle of Summer was now impossible. Still Mario and Mechelle felt to hold off making the announcement until after he met with the surgeon today. Then this happened…
When the surgeon walked in, he was staring at the latest X-rays…X-Rays the surgeon ordered the day before we met him. He said, “There is still something here that does not make sense, I want to try something.” What he tried was to prick Mario’s leg with a pin from his foot to his hip. He asked, “is there any numbness? Mario said “no.” Then he asked Mario to lock his left leg while the doctor lifted it. The he moved it laterally to test the hip. “Did any of that give you pain?” That’s when Mario realized that for the last three days—the days after the previous doctor examined him, the pain subsided in his leg. The surgeon said, “ I have never operated on anyone’s spine who did not have pain in their leg. Your back is healing. You don’t need surgery. You need physical therapy.”
We know this is in response to all of our prayers. We have no words to express our thanks to all of you who are praying for Mario, Mechelle, and all of us at MMM. You can imagine how we are praising God.
Mario begins physical therapy on Monday. Las Vegas is a go! There will be signs and wonders in the tent!
Please keep praying. Don’t let up because of this good news, Mario still a lot of hard work ahead of him. Now is the time for even more prayer.