Part Two of A Giant Step Forward for Mario Murillo Ministries



Yesterday we told you about our giant step forward.  Here now is the conclusion of what changed this ministry forever.  The answer came like an asteroid striking the earth in Los Banos California.  It was here that we first truly saw how an outreach can leave something that would keep expanding.

It feels like the atmosphere of the city changed.  Not only are souls saved and sickness healed en masse, people feel hope on the streets.  Reports of jobs and people getting raises are common.  Even the weather changed bringing much needed rain to this drought-stricken region.

God is invading all levels of need.  Night after night they come to hear the Gospel and be saved.  They drive from over a hundred mile radius with friends, family and even enemies to hear the message and see the power of God.

The Holy Spirit has put in place a fellowship of pastors that we believe will sustain revival long after we leave.  They meet together.  They pray together.  They combine forces for the good of the city.

While we are eternally grateful for the miracles of healing we have seen in Los Banos there is one that is very special to us.  A little girl just 5 years old faced a horrible situation.  Her spine had an 18 degree curvature from scoliosis.  She was to have a rod inserted in her spine once the curvature reached 20 degrees.

Now catch the significance of this healing…I did not call her out.  Her parents brought her to the leaders of the church for prayer.  I preached it over and over again that Jesus wanted to transfer His anointing of miracles from select vessels to the entire Body of Christ.  It was time for them to take their stand in miracles and they did!


You can see from her X-rays before and after her healing!  Talk about LIVING PROOF!

Now let’s talk about the return of repentance.  This is the story of the president of one of the most notorious motorcycle gangs in the world.  He sat humbly and expectantly during the worship and the message.

Then the power of the Holy Spirit began to convict him of his sin.  The convulsive breaking of this man reminded me of the conversion of John Newton the slave trader who wrote Amazing Grace.

Large tears welled up in his eyes as the sorrow over his sin crashed down upon him.  Then the hope that he could be forgiven became infinitely more important than his pride.  He did not care that he no longer looked strong or intimidating.   Who can describe the glorious work of the Spirit?

I watched the process in him as he lived out the words “twas grace that taught my heart to fear and grace my fear relieved.  How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.” 




How holy and beautiful is the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting modern Americans of sin and convincing them of forgiveness.   When you see dozens under this influence you realize how tragic a thing it is to cheapen the Gospel or to believe that America is now somehow immune to Christ’s power.

Imagine the joy when scientists and doctors emerge from grueling tests to find that the medicine they have discovered has been proven beyond all doubt to be a cure for some hideous disease.  Now you know how we feel…we know that LIVING PROOF works.

Nevertheless, our joy is tempered by a profound soberness.  In 6 short years we have lost nearly 300 years of Christian heritage and American greatness.  This was Satan’s masterpiece.  He will not let this sacred ground be retaken without giving us the fight of our lives.

We have a towering opportunity before us but it is a long hard road filled with adversity.  Paul said it best, “For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” – 1 Corinthians 16:9

However, soldiers upon winning a battle that they know is a turning point in the war do take the time to savor their hard won victory.  Mario Murillo Ministries has just taken a giant step forward.  We know who we are and what we are called to do, and we will not apologize for the standard of excellence that we must maintain in our events.  The vision that we have received from heaven has been tried in the furnace of our nation’s present wickedness and it has come forth as gold.

Precious partner rejoice!  This mighty locomotive called LIVING PROOF has left the station and the momentum is the greatest we have ever seen.  Help for America is on the way!



P.S. How proud and grateful we are for John and Rita Calderon who lead Day3 Church and who served so sacrificially to build unity and facilitate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

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Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

The Hunger Flames  

By  Mario Murillo

The last 72 hours in Los Banos changed my life even to the point of redefining revival for me.   Why we are continuing the meetings in Los Banos? The better question is “how could we stop?”

Tuesday night said it loud and clear.   We asked a question that we always ask: “If you know that you have received a physical healing tonight please stand and give God glory.  Nearly half of the entire packed house jumped to their feet to glorify God.   That is amazing but even more amazing the harvest of souls.  The front was jammed with seekers finding Christ.  In fact, it was the largest harvest of souls. 

The night that should have been the final night showed us why it could not be the final night. The tide was still rising…and not by a little but by a lot.  What on earth keeps fueling the flames of revival here?  I know what it is…HUNGER!

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It was the in the way people ask people to come to the meetings and they are suddenly saying “yes.” Martha wrote me: “My friend accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. I have been talking to her for years here at work and last night she took the step of Faith and stood up and walk down to the alter to pray! To God be the Glory!!!!”

This is not an isolated case.  The reports are coming from all directions about sons, daughters, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, coworkers, classmates and even enemies who are suddenly willing to give themselves to Christ after resisting for years.


It is in the way that people respond to the moving of the Holy Spirit to receive miracles.  There is no need to cajole the audience into obeying God.  The ravenously receive.  They forcefully reach out and take what Jesus is giving out.


It is in the way that they worship and sing.  They are pulling heaven down upon themselves. They are boisterous, they are expressive but there is not a hint of freakish behavior just true love and yearning for Christ.

These are HUNGER FLAMES! Here is a movement that is hunger based, hunger driven and hunger protected.  It is the hunger that is fueling the flames of revival.  You cannot stop an army that is hungry for God for all of the right reasons.

However it is a hunger for Christ Himself.  They love the gifts of power but they love Jesus more. They want Him and they want more of Him.

Are you thinking of coming to Los Banos?  Prepare for a personal surprise: you will be encouraged.  We are a war weary, sin sick nation.  We are battered by headlines and an unrelenting storm of bad news.   Walk into this meeting and it all drifts away.  Hope replaces dread, and bold faith overcomes fear, and many forgotten feelings of peace are restored like a surprise visit from a long lost friend.



Restoration: Getting back the years that the devil stole from you.

By Mario Murillo

 I was with a great man of God as he surveyed the wreckage of America even as he was looking back on his life.  This Christian general sighed deeply and said “if only I were a younger man…”  I interrupted him and said “YOU ARE A YOUNGER MAN!  At that moment I had nothing to back up my statement but I felt that I had just blurted out something very important.

No long after that I listened to an older woman who had received a great miracle of healing say, ” While I am grateful for my healing… I still regret the years that Satan has stolen.

Soon after that I listened to a saint explain how unfair it seemed that huge chunks of her life were taken from her and she said,  “I just want them back!”

Right now, a lot of people are looking back on their lives and feeling that many years were stolen from them.   They recount scenes of besetting sin, betrayal, calamity, sickness and just plain mistakes that had outsized impact on their years.

There are lots of people feeling a special turmoil right now.  They have conflicting emotions:  Feeling they’re too tired or that it is too late to start over while at the same time they are burning with passion to take on a new mission.

Hollywood senses this and makes films like RED: Retired and Extremely Dangerous that touches this need for revenge on the past.



However this turmoil is far from just an older person’s crisis.  Many young believers struggle with the sense that something has swept in like locust and robbed not just their past but their future.  Dreams are held in limbo and they live feel trapped in a holding pattern losing valuable time.

Joel 2:25 says, “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust.   What does that mean?  Can we get back the years that the enemy has stolen?

The answer is: WE CAN AND WE MUST!

In that moment when I exclaimed, “But you are a young man!,” it was not clear to me what I was actually saying but now it is not only clear but forcefully irresistible.  The Holy Spirit wants to give us back what Satan has stolen!   Here is how:

1.  BURN OUT the burn out!  Wait on God for specific fire to burn out spiritual fatigue and regret.   Isaiah 40: 31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”   It is time for you to get up and get going!

You need to make some bold moves and big decisions.  Realize that it is not really your body that is tired it is your spirit.   Go to war in prayer specially seizing God’s promise to fuel and direct those who wait on Him.

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 2. Do not settle merely for restored energy, go after a total revolution in your mind and body.    Some of what you suffered in your past was because you were timid.   You went along with things and you did not make the demands on life that were just and right.  Now you must boldly enforce God’s Word and apply God’s grace.   You will now say no to things that you once said yes to: “No, I am not too old.  No, I am not going to sit still.  No, it is not too late!   Conversely, you will now say yes to things that you once said no to!  Yes, I can do it!  Yes, I can finish my race!

Here is what your new attitude must look like:  Joshua 14: “And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.”

3. You get the years that you lost by an overabundance of years now!  Locust destroyed Israel’s crops because of judgment.  The damage eat up years of crops.  What God promised in Joel “I will restore the years”  is that You shall be comforted according to the time that you have been afflicted, and shall have years of plenty to more than make up for the years of famine.

This is not just added time but added results that puts your life back in the plus column.  Haggai 2: 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

Note just added time but long life that satisfies: Psalm 91: 15 says, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” 

4:  Live to leave something for the next generation.  Psalm 71: 18 “18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.” I believe that great men and women have been kept alive by their passion to impart a legacy to the next generation.  So long as they stubbornly mentored, imparted and wrote great works of wisdom it kept them alive. 

Oh, and by the way…that great man of God I mentioned in the beginning of this blog…at 87 he has reclaimed the rights to the  name of the mega church he once led and he and his wife are relaunching a great work.  AMEN.


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P.S.  The Warrior’s Workshop in Houston is now on for September 17th!

God forged a new weapon at Mario Murillo Ministries—a weapon that answers the monumental, unspoken frustration in the heart of millions of believers.  It will yank believers out of the Christian Witness Protection Program and turn them into lions.

We call it the Warrior’s Workshop.  A workshop that makes a bold claim:  With just 3 skills we’ll revolutionize America.  You will get these skills at my Warrior’s workshop…a workshop that took me 40 years to build.

The best way I can describe it is this:  The object of military training is not to prepare men for war but to make them long for it.   The same is true of this workshop—it makes you yearn to reach out—heal the sick—and walk in total victory.






Now it is undeniable in  Portage Indiana: Turn away crowds, abundant healings, and a great harvest of souls. 

If you could pick one night for your beloved skeptic to be in church…this was that night.  Miracles did not just happen, they overwhelmed, they sought out people, they overpowered doubt, they cancelled religious notions and obliterated disease, pain and spiritual wounds…it seemed that God was not fighting fair.

Oh how the people sang!  Voices raised in glorious praise as every seat filled until no more could fit in the sanctuary.  They sang the chains off!  They did not care about  race, religion, gender or age…it was all about singing from humble hearts, who believed no matter what the need they would never be the same.

No hurt was too deep, no sickness was too strong, no problem too big for the God they worshiped.   

Mario only preached as long as the Holy Spirit would allow in this electrified atmosphere.  He told of the Jesus who has never changed or suffered a power outage.  He declared the Name that would eject devils and destroy disease.  All of the evil of these times could not stop God from blessing, healing, loosing, releasing and saving.

The call to come to Christ came early in the night and before we knew it scores were standing at the front to receive the greatest miracle of all!  The sinner’s prayer was clear and forceful no doubt wafting in the air and out into the surrounding community.  People nearby must have heard and felt conviction as they cried “Jesus save me now, I repent of all my sin.”!

If only the people could speak for themselves!  They would tell in detail of this unforgettable night.  Take the woman who hesitated to respond for several minutes when called out for explosive pain in her head.  When she finally stood it just made it all the more amazing as power overtook her.  When she obeyed God the atmosphere changed the people were transformed.  Now Jesus directed His love to a man who was stunned that God would love him so much to describe every detail of the disaster in his body.  A ruined heart, dulled hearing, bones deteriorating in his arms, legs, knees, a cacophony of pain and weakness evaporated on the spot.


Next was the spine healing of a young woman due for surgery for scoliosis.  Overtaken by gratitude, she sobbed to realize that God had named her disease and gave her His touch.  

She testified, “You ministered to me tonight about my spine and scoliosis. You also said I would grow half an inch and I actually felt my back stretching.  Thanks for letting God use you.”

Oh but it was not just the body that God healed it was spirits. People were singled out for a miracle in their broken hearts.  It stunned us all when a mighty deliverance was called out and received.

Now it became a cloud of healing settling over the entire audience.  Rivers of power swirled, yea raged and took up the crowd in its current.  Shouts of “I’m healed,” rang out, outbursts of joy as sickness after sickness was evicted from bodies.  Dozens healed in their abdomen, heart, lungs and limbs.  Again and again we would hear and see those who had received healing give God the glory!

Indeed God did not fight fair and I say AMEN to it!  Hundreds are fasting.  They are on their way to the meeting two hours ahead of time.  It is going to be another night of glory!!!

 Closing night!   

The fire continues tonight night at 7PM.  If you are in the Portage Indiana area join us at City Point Church  6474 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368 Phone:(219) 764-8229



What happens now: Make this Valley Full of Ditches

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Make this Valley Full of Ditches

By Mario Murillo

What happens in Los Banos now? I have already gone on record as saying that this is the greatest revival spirit that I have ever seen.  So we just keep going this week right?  No actually we are going to wait until Sunday September 7th.

This makes no sense. Stop the rallies at the peak of momentum?  How can you stop when multitudes are being saved and healed? In the natural it makes no sense but in the world of the Spirit it makes perfect sense.  This is because a strange and wonderful guidance from the Lord has come about Los Banos.    These last few weeks were but a taste of His glory.  He is providing a short period of preparation for the real glory and the real harvest.

Here is a story from the Bible that explains what God is doing: 2 Kings 3 beginning with verse 15: “‘But now bring me a musician.’ Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.16 And he said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Make this valley full of ditches.’ 17 For thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’ Then verse 20 says, “Now it happened in the morning, when the grain offering was offered, that suddenly water came by way of Edom, and the land was filled with water.”

3 Kings needed water for their armies to avert disaster.  The prophet Elisha was called to save the day.  They fully expected him to lead them to water but instead he said, “Make this valley full of ditches.” God wanted them to make a container for the miracle!

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God had to stop us! Holy Spirit is saying to the army in Los Banos, “MAKE THIS VALLEY FULL OF DITCHES.  We are to dig ditches to contain the massive miracle that is coming.  By stopping we are not retreating we are advancing.

What do these ditches look like?  We dig ditches in prayer, planning and preparation.  If hundreds are saved we need to make nets to contain the catch.  If meetings go on night after night we need to pace ourselves so that we do not grow weary in well doing.  And finally, we must dig in and brace ourselves for the unexpected onslaught of the enemy.

The next few weeks are crucial to the outpouring of God Los Banos.  We are making the greatest statement of faith imaginable. Here is our confession: “Lord You are about to send us rain, harvest and blessing on a massive scale.  We are going to contain it!

This is an opportunity that we cannot waste.  God is about to show up on a level of power that is like nothing any of us have ever seen before.  Pastors do not shrink back from your duty!  Ignite the people, give them their marching orders.  Tell them it is now or never.

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By Mario Murillo


It is a challenge and an honor to tell you about last night.  To do this correctly I must start with a brief backstory. 


Sitting on highway 152 connecting Interstate 5 and Highway 99 Los Banos is known as a city that you pass through on your way to somewhere else. Los Banos is a modern Bethlehem, a community that is overlooked but chosen by God to give birth to a great miracle.


The town’s economy was agricultural until the housing boom.  As home prices soared in the San Francisco Bay Area, developers lured commuters to the affordable housing here.  Then the whole thing came crashing down when the great recession hit.  People simply chose to abandon their homes leaving entire developments desolate.  Gangs saw an opening and came to add to the misery, on top of all this the state cut off water to the farmers.  This was a town that was being pummeled by the three “D”s: Drugs, Depression and Drought.


Pastors began to pray together, intercessors walked the streets of Los Banos pleading for God’s intervention. Year in and year out the prayers went up to God. Then it happened. 

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I know that I am speaking with the blessing of the pastors when I tell you that God’s not-so-secret weapon here is John and Rita Calderon who lead Day 3 Church.  John and Rita carry a jealousy destroying humility and love that has gained the unqualified respect of the other pastors.  Without this, the miracle could not have happened.  Everybody knows that this couple is as devoted to the success of all the churches, not just their own.


July 13, 2014 in Los Banos will be remembered in the annals of revival.  That is when meetings began so pure and powerful that the guest evangelist will barely get an honorable mention.  This was nothing but God answering a cry so deep and so sincere that it jolted heaven into action.


People asked people to go to the meetings and they said yes. Pastors gave the order and the Body of Christ came to attention.  Something wonderful began to brood over the city.  Conviction gripped lost souls and the altars filled every time we gathered.  The evangelist would wade into the audience and give detailed descriptions of disease to complete strangers igniting faith resulting in instant healings.

Hundreds have been saved and healed and now we come to the meeting last night.  Expectancy crackled as the crowds poured into the theater.  The worship began 30 minutes early.  The people lifted a crescendo of worship that I have never seen before.  This glorious uprising of song was their anthem of gratitude to God for the hope and love that had come to town.

Unlike other nights, this night God began to heal en masse.  A blanket of healings settled gently but forcefully on the people.  After a couple of sweeps of power, words of knowledge appeared.

Woman leaves her wheelchair and begins to run!

The evangelist walked to the back right hand side, asked a woman to stand and began to describe every ailment in her body.  She was broken by disease, her blood, heart, lungs, bones and muscles were weak and pain ridden until that moment when Jesus took them all away.  When asked to walk, she ran, and then she jumped and danced before God.


The power of God came in a rush of words and commands to be healed.  The people jumped into the fray and began laying hands on others who were sick and healing came quickly.  Miracles kept flowing for several minutes.   The evangelist asked all who were healed to stand and give witness to their miracle.  Fully a fourth of the audience is on their feet declaring their healing.

In an atmosphere like this you can make plain calls to Christ.  No sugar coating, no apologies just come and make Jesus Lord.  So many, came forward so fast, that it stunned us all.


















Los Banos: Now I know what I have been preparing for.

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Los Banos: Now I know what I have been preparing for.

By Mario Murillo

Someone once said to me “everything you have been through has just been preparation.”  What they did not know and what I did not know is what that preparation has been for.  Now I know.  Of all the meetings that we have done none comes close to the firepower of this one. All of the elements of moral awakening are coming together to take over a region in the very heart of California. Marshall all of the adjectives you want and they will be sadly inadequate to describe the power that radiated inside the room last night.  Describe revivals past that have been engraved in history books and there are so many eerie similarities that I actually fear to recite them, what if Sinners weep openly during the sermons.  Healings are reported without warning.  Pastors, civic officials, and prominent business leave their egos at the door and present themselves before God with total abandonment. I know when people worship God with lukewarm hearts.  I also know when people abuse worship into an emotional high.  None of those are here in this meeting.  Christ is exalted when Jason leads the singing, Christ is all in all to the audience, and Christ permeates every note song by every humble heart in this meeting.

The innocence, the purity, and the honorable nature of this event make me hesitate to tell people about it.  I do not want the hand of man to contaminate this wondrous demonstration of power. However, God does not want to us to keep this to ourselves. The signal is being sent far and wide that a fountain has ruptured the powers of darkness in Los Banos!  The Holy Ghost is speaking forcefully, “come and drink freely of the waters of life!” Never before have I seen the Word of God pierce an audience the way that it does here.  Never before have I seen the work of faith to receive impossible miracles run so deep in hearts. Los Banos 2 copy We have lost control of this meeting.  God is leaping over tradition and agendas.  Something has gotten into God and into these people that is unstoppable.  They are possessed by a holy and unbreakable conviction that God’s time has come for Los Banos and the surrounding region. The physical drought is not over but the spiritual drought is completely over. The fire, glory and power continue tonight.  I have zero doubt that later tonight I will bringing an astonishing update of healing and deliverance on an unprecedented scale!

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