HAVE I GOT THE EVENT FOR YOU

Have I got the event for you.  You can conquer inadequacy, depression, insecurity, and confusion. You can take more ground from the enemy than you ever imagined. You can force changes in the world.
Christian world changers were far more common at other times in history. What happened? What is blocking this generation of Christians from experiencing the victory promised in the Bible?
Are you hungry for more?
David Wilkerson said, “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.”
Instruction is nothing without fire, and fire is wasted without instruction.  That is why you must hear from voices that embody both fire and wisdom—you need to sit under people who have tested and proven their message on the front line.  Finding those voices is not easy.  I found them.
Sean Smith: The only way I can describe Sean…is prophetic evangelist.  His father was killed by police and, yet he rose to excel at University, and then build a world-wide ministry.  You will never forget the clarity, miracle ministry, and passion of this singular vessel of God.

Brian Barcelona: Most have heard of Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles.  But who ever imagined a Christian Club with 700 students in attendance at any High School. But Roosevelt High?  Casting aside the impossibility of his task, Brian built a new kind of Campus ministry.  His ministry is exploding nationwide.  He’ll fill you with faith and vision.

Isaiah Saldivar: High school student and avowed atheist meets Jesus like Saul of Tarsus.  He begins preaching in a living room.  Soon 400 young people pack it on Tuesdays. They move to a church where now for six years going tens of thousands have come to The Awakening 209.  Isaiah now preaches worldwide destroying complacency and igniting awakening. He’ll ignite it in you.

Chris Burns: I wanted a worship leader who could do more than sing well.  Chris has a life to back up his revolutionary music.  He will break the atmosphere wide open and lay the foundation for life changing revival. Chris Burns is a worshiper, singer/songwriter and preacher. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe and even the Middle East the past 10 years with songs, worship, and the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.

Think about it.  You are going to attend a conference, seminar or convention this year.  Choose the one that will change your life and equip you to change the world.   The convention is free, but you must have a ticket.  You can print out your ticket right now by using the link below.  Do it now.  Space is limited.

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WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD?

Want to change the world? You can conquer inadequacy, depression, insecurity, and confusion. You can take more ground from the enemy than you ever imagined. You can force changes in the world.
Christian world changers were far more common at other times in history. What happened? What is blocking this generation of Christians from experiencing the victory promised in the Bible?
Are you hungry for more?
David Wilkerson said, “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.”
Instruction is nothing without fire, and fire is wasted without instruction.  That is why you must hear from voices that embody both fire and wisdom—you need to sit under people who have tested and proven their message on the front line.  Finding those voices is not easy.  I found them.
Sean Smith: The only way I can describe Sean…is prophetic evangelist.  His father was killed by police and, yet he rose to excel at University, and then build a world-wide ministry.  You will never forget the clarity, miracle ministry, and passion of this singular vessel of God.

Brian Barcelona: Most have heard of Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles.  But who ever imagined a Christian Club with 700 students in attendance at any High School. But Roosevelt High?  Casting aside the impossibility of his task, Brian built a new kind of Campus ministry.  His ministry is exploding nationwide.  He’ll fill you with faith and vision.

Isaiah Saldivar: High school student and avowed atheist meets Jesus like Saul of Tarsus.  He begins preaching in a living room.  Soon 400 young people pack it on Tuesdays. They move to a church where now for six years going tens of thousands have come to The Awakening 209.  Isaiah now preaches worldwide destroying complacency and igniting awakening. He’ll ignite it in you.

Chris Burns: I wanted a worship leader who could do more than sing well.  Chris has a life to back up his revolutionary music.  He will break the atmosphere wide open and lay the foundation for life changing revival. Chris Burns is a worshiper, singer/songwriter and preacher. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe and even the Middle East the past 10 years with songs, worship, and the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.

Think about it.  You are going to attend a conference, seminar or convention this year.  Choose the one that will change your life and equip you to change the world.   The convention is free, but you must have a ticket.  You can print out your ticket right now by using the link below.  Do it now.  Space is limited.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-proof-world-convention-tickets-36123306783

 

 

JAW BREAKING NEWS ABOUT 2018

A trembling kid kneels by his bed in Santa Barbara and prays.  A pile of papers is on the floor beside him. They are why he prays so fervently.   This teenager will attempt to do what only attorneys should do.

He is filling out forms to become a ministry incorporated in California, and legally recognized by the IRS.  He is asking the Holy Spirit to direct each answer he places on those daunting legal forms.  Finally, he mails them.  And yeah, that was me.

It feels like a moment ago when I—still shaking with insecurity—dropped those forms into the mail box.  I remember choking back fear.  Had I just done something terribly wrong?  Had I opened myself up to federal prosecution?

Months passed.  Then there was a letter from the IRS. Have you ever gotten a letter that you were dying to open and yet terrified to open?  I stared at that envelope a long time.  It felt like a Christmas present from your worst enemy.

I took it somewhere private and slowly opened it.  I risked one eye.  I read it out loud.  We were approved by California and the Federal Government. Wow!  That was 50 years ago!

Thus began an astounding journey that can rival anything in the Book of Acts.  It began with my work with Mike and Pat Reed who led the University Christian Center at UCSB.  The walk of faith took me to the heights of glory and depths of sorrow.  I would rejoice in towering miracles of salvation and healing.  I would endure many a personal Gethsemane.  There would be times, I would soar with joy, and times of despair where I couldn’t find my next breath.  Nevertheless, through glory and rejection we stand today as a growing force for God in America.

Now comes the big part: That was 50 years ago.  My breaking news for you is quite simple:
IT’S OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY!  2018 IS OUR YEAR OF GOLDEN JUBILEE.  WE ARE GOING TO CELEBRATE ALL YEAR LONG!

Our first celebration is a city-wide miracle crusade in Toledo Ohio January 27,28th.  We have huge history in Toledo.  In 1994, I was preaching in a tent in LA. Sunlight and so many warm bodies made the tent a hot house.  Then the evening breeze would drop the temperature dramatically.  I would sweat while preaching and then start shivering when I was done.  This gave me severe bronchitis.

Now, I was scheduled to go to Toledo where there was early snow and freezing temperatures seemed insane.  I called Pastor Tony Scott that Thursday and asked to be excused.  He graciously agreed.   Then he had the audacity to call back and tell me God wanted me to come anyway.  Tony Scott is bodacious.  One reason we are lifelong friends is that he prays, hears from God, and obeys—no matter what.

I was flabbergasted.  No way could I go to Toledo. But I couldn’t shake Tony’s words.  Soon I was on a jet, breaking every personal rule of travel, choking back coughs for hours.

The same God that moved Tony, spoke to me, “I will heal you before you preach in Toledo.”  That miracle came Sunday morning.

What happened next is engraved in the history of Toledo, Ohio.  What never should have happened became a city-wide miracle.  It impacted tens of thousands of people for the next 18 months. The revival—dubbed Holy Toledo—drew crowds of 4,500 people.  But now comes our greatest outreach ever in Toledo.

Join us January 27th, and 28th for our Golden Jubilee Miracle Crusade in Toledo At the Church on Strayer.    

Next comes our World Convention in Ontario California March 8,9,10, 11th.   At Faith Life Center 3778 Milliken/ Hamner Ave Eastvale, CA 91752
This will be our greatest convention ever.  It features young vessels of God who are rising in our nation in this critical hour.  No one who attends this outpouring of fire will ever be the same.  See the video and click here on to register right away!
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Las Vegas Nevada!  March 25-30 our tent will be up in Las Vegas.  This is the first Living Proof Tent Crusade of 2018 with other explosive outreaches to be announced. 
Please contact us in you want to be involved with Las Vegas.  Call us at 775 238 3473 or email us at info@mariomurillo.org      We are calling on the army of God to pray and work with us to  win the lost and heal the sick in Las Vegas.

A GIANT P.S.  FROM MMM

As Mario has told you we will celebrate our Golden Jubilee all year.  Here is even more breaking news for 2018

We are excited about the different branches of ministry that we developing this year.
We are partnering with Inner City Action to bring Living Proof Tent Revivals to hurting cities all over the US
We are launching IGNITE which is an outreach training and activation ministry that will be led by Joshua Olmos.
We have a new book coming this year
We have a discipleship ministry launching this year led by Dan Brannum
We have a training course taught by Mario Murillo coming this year and many more exciting announcements to come.
This is a new year with new vision and new breakthrough.

I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS SINCE THE JESUS MOVEMENT

Not since the Jesus Movement in the 1970’s, have young people come to Christ like this.  The pictures prove we kept our promise to go and win gang members, addicts, college and high school students to Christ.  You will also see we kept our promise to go and recruit young soldiers to go into the harvest.

What we saw was a towering miracle—a miracle made even more amazing when you consider it happened during the worst attacks we have ever known.

In fact, in April, we despaired to keep our promise to our partners.  The evil one revolted against us—it was ferocious.   It was shocking not only for its intensity, but also because it came from the most unlikely source:  At the last minute, a coalition of pastors boycotted me because I supported Donald Trump for president.

My personal credo is, you must be stronger than your excuses.  We shook it off, and moved forward.  We saw amazing things happen in the next cities.

When leaders were open, putting petty differences aside, there was an abundance of conversions.  Whenever a tent, auditorium or a church building was dedicated to outreach, the lost freely turned to Jesus.

Bakersfield California: We bring Living Proof to a war-torn city.  It is here that we face the fiercest battle we have ever known.  Gangs don’t want us to take away their drug customers and churches are divided against each other.  Yet, somehow God blasted through and poured out His Spirit.  The people were ready for signs and wonders and our mighty God did not disappoint.  Few times in 50 years of ministry have I felt such intense power.

Stunning healing of a woman:  Without asking, I broke out in Spanish and began to tell her the story of the agony in her body.  Her look of excitement and recognition was undeniable.  No one could say they were not watching a miracle.  Arthritis, and a host of other maladies had turned her right side and legs into a war zone of pain.  She freely confirmed the word to be accurate.  Then the word became a healing miracle.  She charged across the front of the building demonstrating that all her excruciating pain was gone.

Bethel Church Redding:  I stood before thousands of young students at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry—students on fire and yearning to be used of God—students who are teachable.  God poured out His Spirit on them after they heard my impassioned cry for healing miracles to happen where they matter—in the mainstream of American youth culture.

Manteca California: A miracle, pure and simple, hits a young lady.  I love it when the Holy Spirit’s word of knowledge is so clear, piercing and detailed that people no longer see the man speaking—only God. By the Spirit, the story of her life unfolded.  The precise illnesses of her body and the childhood trauma that caused them all was revealed.  Her total healing rocks the room.

The overwhelming majority who come forward are young men.  This is beyond good news—this is the growing trend in our crusades.  He is pouring out His Spirit on our daughters…and our sons!  Never have I seen conviction grip youth like this.  I twas as if they wanted me to shut up and let them come to Christ.

San Bernardino: I stood to preach. Suddenly, I was commanded to declare a word of healing before I could preach.  Why did my message begin this way?  Earlier that day I was with my spiritual father, Ralph Wilkerson.  He gave me a corrective and inspiring word from the Lord.  “Don’t preach to get miracles Mario.  Stand there and let God do miracles.  Let the miracles be first so the people will know God is in the room.”

Jesus ordered me—an unworthy vessel—to describe a severe medical condition in a young woman on the right side of this capacity crowd.  Her healing ignited others to reach out for miracles.   The awesome thing about a desperate crowd is they have no pride about taking hold of the hem of His garment.

I was free to preach the Gospel.  What did I preach?  I preached the very message you and I have been waiting to give the youth of America.  Here were the words I have longed to say to the very audience I have longed to reach.

These pictures do not do justice to the next moment.  Young souls came from all over the room.  They came quickly, they came forcefully, they came for nothing less than Jesus.   They came by the hundreds.  They dispelled every lie that Satan is saying through the media about our children.

Houston:  Our World Convention is a baptism of Holy Fire on willing soldiers who came from all over the nation to help us win souls.

San Francisco:  COME FORWARD ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GIVING YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.”It was my honor to partner with Chris Burns and the amazing army that formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park.  THE SOUND was an outreach of many powerful worship artists, dynamic speakers, and a committed core linked hearts to bless the city.  But one thing that happened has wide implications to all believers.Holy Ghost boldness overtook me.  I preached an unvarnished soul-winning message.  I refused to employ verbal gymnastics to appeal to a sophisticated culture.

Why—if this place is so hard—did so many respond, so immediately, to a direct gospel appeal?  Nothing was sugar-coated.  It was no credit to oratory.  It was a simple case of hungry and hurting souls reaching out to Jesus—because He was offered to them.

Time and time again, I’ve warned the American church…there is a great harvest in our nation, even in San Francisco.  And…if there is a harvest in San Francisco, how much more in the rest of America?

Warrior-fest with Perry Stone: 3,000 young people were waiting for me in Cleveland Tennessee.  My message was clear: Someone in this Room is going to Change the World.   Perry is doing a historic work.  I have never seen fire and worship come out of young people like I did here.

We kept our promise and the best is yet to come.  We are laying the ground work today for outreaches in Toledo Ohio, Flint Michigan, and Ontario California.

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I have a Plan

 

I want to explain a coming disaster and the plan God has given me to face it and reverse its damage for the glory of Christ.

I have a plan

By Mario Murillo

Many people have a dream.  I have a plan.   A plan is more powerful than a dream because a plan turns a dream into reality.  You cannot overstate the importance of planning.  If you do not have a plan, someone else’s plan will control you.

Planning pulls the future into the present.  It gives you advance power over trouble that is heading your way.

The hardest part of planning is to let go of things that worked 5 years ago—no matter how nostalgic a method may be, you better know when the Holy Spirit says to let it go.

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Maintaining intimacy with God is life and death to a ministry.  You can put your ministry on cruise control and drift out of range of God’s voice.  Churches have folded and ministries have closed because they were caught without a plan and failed to adapt.

A God plan is a weapon against approaching danger.  Noah did not build the ark while it was raining.  Only God can give us the right plan.  I believe He has.  God gave me an eye to see past the camouflage and warned me of impending danger.

I want to explain a coming disaster and the plan God has given me to face it and reverse its damage for the glory of Christ.

The coming disaster:  Obama did many bad things to America.  He stagnated our economy.  His style of leading from behind fomented war and instability in the world.  His sympathy for Islam created barriers to fighting terrorism.  But the worst thing he did was to our children.

-The number of youth who claim to be atheists doubled in the 8 years he was in office.

-The entire social justice warrior snowflake agenda came on his watch.  Colleges and universities declared war on free speech and opposing views.  They saw racism and sexism in everything (even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were called racist).  Students began to feel micro-aggressions from anything that challenged their beliefs.

-He framed Islam—which executes women and gays—as less oppressive than the teachings of Jesus and millions of our youth bought the lie.  He created a mindset of hypocrisy and contradiction.

-He made government god.  He grew government with a stolen credit card and laid a $20 trillion debt on the backs of our children.

He took away their hope and cut them off from the source of life.  Check out what our children are saying now:

42% said they will never own a house or have a meaningful job.

34% said they will have a lower standard of living than their parents

58% say that asking for help will not solve their problems.

44% do not know what to believe.

Young America’s Foundation released its annual Youth Misery Index and found it at a record high. “Over the course of Obama’s presidency, the YMI has spiked an alarming 29.9 points, an increase of 36 percent.”

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This heart-wrenching disaster embodies the cry of a whole generation:  12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis from Cedartown, Georgia used Facebook Live on December 30th to live stream her suicide.  As she hanged herself in her front yard, the video played for an entire 20 minutes.

I have a plan to prevent these tragedies.  It is a plan that deserves a chance because it will work. 

Here’s the plan: 

Appoint regional directors who will oversee ongoing soul-winning and follow-up.  This will multiply our outreach tenfold.  They will sustain relationships with local pastors and leaders, not only to retain our results, but to prepare for our return to these cities.

-Train and release an army to the front lines: We need workers who can pray for the sick in the streets—not just in auditoriums.  These workers are beyond essential because they will bring in lost souls to our events.  The great mistake today is to assume if you advertise, people will show up.  Imagine 10,000 young people trained to go out and bring back the harvest!

Take our internet media platform to the next level.  Millions have read our blog and looked at our videos.  This is not nearly enough.  We must enhance our skills, technology and content for a new generation.

-Choose strategic sites for our events.  We must be near the problem.  We must be in a venue that is large enough to make an impact outside church walls.  We must face reality: most Christian events draw only Christians.  If we want the unchurched to come to our meetings we must be in halls that will attract them.  Even though this triples our cost, it must be done or we will only preach to ourselves.

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-Open a college in Reno for the next generation of American Evangelists.  We dare not hoard 50 years of front line experience.  Too many of our Christian colleges are teaching theories untested in true warfare.  We must help shape the soul winners of tomorrow.

How do we know this plan will work?  The most important way to judge if a plan will work is to look at the track record of the planner.  Since our earliest breakthroughs in the radical campus at Berkeley, we have known how to invade the impossible.  We know how to hire the best—give people the best training—adapt to current trends of the youth culture—use a fresh approach to share a timeless message—and release signs and wonders in the mainstream of the youth culture.

God said, “Choose 10 cities. Invest $1 million and you will start a movement—a national movement.”  Where will I get a million dollars?  The good news is that it is in the pockets and the bank accounts of those who receive this letter.  The miracle is in releasing it.  The miracle is in the Holy Spirit’s power to turn your good intentions into action.

This blog has never been about fundraising.  It has been offered freely as a tool to inform and ignite action for the cause of Christ in America.  Most of all, I ask for your prayers in this epic outreach that Jesus is forging through us.  Nevertheless, your gifts of love are the reason this mission is possible.  Thank you for being a part of this harvest.

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Here is the one thing that will make all the difference in the world: First time givers!  I am calling on you to donate to MMM if you have never done it before.   No matter what, your gift will make a difference—it will make all the difference!

Of course, we need our loyal supporters to give and I am profoundly grateful to all of you.  But the fact is thousands read this letter are on the sidelines…but if they get in the battle it will turn the tide of the war.  I am not asking you for a million dollars (although, it would be wonderful to receive such a gift). I am asking for you to listen to your heart and invest in our children and grandchildren.

Many of you have seen revivals or had the honor of growing up in a powerful church.  Shouldn’t the next generation get to see revival?  I am not begging for money… I am begging for souls.  This is all about your children and your grandchildren.  Satan has pulled out all the stops to destroy them.  Shouldn’t we open our hearts and our pocketbooks to save them?  I have a plan—it will work—it deserves a chance—help me put it into action.

Thank you for clicking of the donation link to help me win souls

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P.S.  Registration is filling up fast for our Living Proof World Convention in Houston.  However, we can guarantee space for you and your group if you act now by clicking on this reservation link.  Click here to register now!   http://igfn.us/f/12w0/n

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NO ONE WILL EVER BE THE SAME: What happened in Houston

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NO ONE WILL EVER BE THE SAME:  What happened in Houston

By Mario Murillo with excerpt from  Sandee Wichkoski

 

Todd White creates a mass addiction to—one on one—miracle soul winning.  Lou Engle performs a collective heart transplant—with the fire of God as his surgical tool.  Chris Burns and the worship weapons shift the atmosphere—translating us all to the throne of God.  In just 72 hours—people were utterly ruined to lesser living and powerless outreach.  They did not simply learn about LIVING PROOF.  They became LIVING PROOF.

These are not just my words.  These are the unapologetic declarations of the people—people who will tell you with solemn conviction that after this convention they will never be the same.   The convention did not end  I am not the one claiming this.  The people who were there and can solemnly vow to you that they will never be the same.

Look at the shot of Todd declaring fire over a young man.  The look on that young man’s face embodies the convention.

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But for a real insight to the event it is best to hear—in their own words—the testimony of someone who was there.  Here are the words of Sandee Wichkoski:

“Richly blessed at the recent Living Proof World Convention in Houston. Each session built upon the next and the speakers were perfectly ordered to build a progression into a place of consecration for truly understanding the need this Nation has for God.

The worship with Chris Burns was amazing and absolutely essential to opening the atmosphere needed to accomplish the goal of heaven for this gathering. This wasn’t a “come listen to good worship, a message and get hands laid on you so you can feel good about your Christianity”. It was a direct challenge to get real and take your place in the ranks of the radically obedient.

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Todd White started, on Thursday night sharing his testimony. As he progressed through that it lead to a hard reality of living in compromise: those around you see the wrong reflection of Jesus, a reflection that can affect them for eternity. As Todd closed he invited those who were living in compromise and compromising their witness of Christ to come forward and settle it at the altar. Before he even finished the invitation people were getting up and rushing forward, weeping and crying out to the Lord.  I was sitting back by the sound booth and it looked like over half of the congregation had gone forward.

This repentance, in the church among those who name the Name of Christ, was an important first step and essential key to being able to see and step into intercession with authority for this Nation which is what Lou Engle brought to the table on Friday evening. Lou’s message of surrender to the deeper call to empty ourselves for the sake of the Kingdom was a challenge to live differently, speak differently, and understand differently. His message requires that place of repentance, which simply means to turn and think differently, and consecration. It’s not about us, it’s about Him and His Kingdom in the earth.

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That led to Saturday with Mario, seeing His Kingdom on display in word, signs, wonders and miracles and the challenge to get hungry enough to seek after that same manifestations in our own lives as that is the mark of a believer (Mark 16:17-18). There was a rich deposit of history with God imparted…not only from these men as a group but especially from Mario. There was a tangible covering and impartation from a Father of Revival that wasn’t a laying on of hands rather a corporate mantle that was gently laid across the people. A invitation to risk waking up to find ourselves clothed in power to bring tangible change to the world around us.”

As I told you in the beginning…no one will ever be the same

 

3 Reasons this is Exactly the Right Time to Seek Revival

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Three reasons why this is exactly the right time to seek revival

By Mario Murillo

This is exactly the right time to seek revival.  Here are 3 reasons why:

1.  The big SO WHAT in the Bible: Admit past revivals went extreme. Admit most attempts at revival misfire at ignition (many alleged awakenings were actually snooze alarms.)   Admit millions of Christians repose in impotent slumber beneath motivational mush.  Admit revival camps won’t unify because of their “we-must-lead-the-revival-or-else attitude.  Admit current cultural conditions make revival the impossible dream.   In short, I say, admit conditions within and without could not be worse for revival…and I say, “SO WHAT!”

Never mind that I said it—Paul said it!  “For what (so what) if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar.”  -Romans 3: 3, 4.

-It’s a lie to say bad attempts at revival mean we should not try again.

-It’s a lie to believe comatose Christianity cannot be jolted back to life.

-It’s a lie to think revival egos cannot be broken down into vibrant unity.

-It’s a lie to believe that our culture—or any other culture for that matter—is greater than the power of God.

In short, let God be true and every “expert” made a liar.

SO WHAT!  So what if we deem this the worst of times for revival if—in fact—history shows it is the best of times for a revival.  Yea, in these very times, God demonstrates His power.

Clear away the cobwebs…see the burning question:  Does anything going on today overrule the power of taking God at His Word?

SO WHAT IF OTHERS HAVE FAILED.  DOES THEIR FAILURE MAKE THE PURSUIT OF REVIVAL ANY LESS NOBLE?  DOES IT MEAN GOD WILL NOT REWARD US AS HE PROMISED?  THE FAILURE IN REVIVAL IS NOT FALLING DOWN BUT IN STAYING DOWN!  

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2.  God sends revival in the worst of times. At key moments when God’s people assume that the darkness will prevail and moral awakening is utterly impossible, God will drop a measure of His Spirit on humanity.  This deposit of His life immediately renders people desperate and they stampede to the place of Glory.  Simultaneously, God drops a deep and wide spirit of prayer on His people. 

Masses instinctively realize that this gift is the cure for their inner agony!   Believe me; God knows how to incite reckless abandon on the part of sinners.  It is unmistakable when it happens.

Welsey Duewel said, “It is almost as if God’s spiritual fire from heaven has touched down like a powerful tornado of blessing and leaped from place to place.  All these divine manifestations have been marked by an unusually widespread awareness of God’s presence, God’s mercy, and God’s transforming power in the lives of people.”

How can a society—as jaded as ours—be the tinder of revival fire?  The answer is as simple as hurricanes.  The tropical lows create the violent winds.  Nature rushes in to fill a vacuum.

Activist judges and liberal leaders have starved America of God!  Rather than create a society that is immune, they have inadvertently created a voracious appetite predicted in the Bible. Watch out when the banquet hall of revival opens. There will be a feeding frenzy!  Amos 8:11 says, ““Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, Not a famine of bread, Nor a thirst for water, But of hearing the words of the Lord.”

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3.  The return of the true revivalist. Spirits of pride, entitlement and control—in our leaders—are consumed in the fire of awakening. Basic truths—buried under the rubble of profane doctrines and seductive sermons—rise again to gleaming splendor.   Brace yourself!  Classic preaching on the Cross—the Blood—the second coming of Christ will take center stage in thousands of pulpits.  

Beware the revived pastor in all his degree—but beware most of the return of the true revivalist.   The devil carries no dread like the dread of the arrival of the true revivalist: unselfish to the core—unstoppable in the pursuit—unswerving in direction.

Satan still licks wounds inflicted by John Wesley, George Whitefield, Charles Finney, Evan Roberts and William Seymour.  The devil camouflaged the era of each of these men with suffocating despair.  They slashed the stage props and commanded heaven to invade earth.

Beware the arrival of the true revivalist.  They will be God-possessed!  Simply put, they own a supernatural drive, enthusiasm, excitement, and single-mindedness in pursuit of their destiny. The look in their eye says, “to stop me you’ll have to kill me!”  They carry that elusive “fire in the belly” that manifests itself in drive, enthusiasm, excitement, and single-mindedness in pursuit of a goal—any goal.  All true revivalists have it.  Many well-educated, intelligent, endearing and presentable preachers do not and never will.

Let me adapt Israelmore Ayivor’s words to describe the true revivalist:                                                                                                   

-Their critics make them strong!
-Their fears make them bold!
-Their haters make them wise!
-Their foes make them active!
-Their obstacles make them passionate!
-Their losses make them wealthy!
-Their disappointments make them feel appointed!
-Their unseen treasures give them a known peace!

These are three reasons…but we have every reason to drop to our knees right now and begin to ask for the greatest thing we will ask for.