SALVATION AND MIRACLES OVERFLOW BAKERSFIELD

Tonight, God took His revenge on Satan in Bakersfield, California. This city is now the place where lies go to die.

Lies! Would the crowd show up? Every evil spirit said, “No!” More lies. Would the lost respond to the direct preaching of the Word of God? The devil said, “Of course not.”

The evil one rehearsed the catalog of events he had fomented all across America. The list of profound disappointments that characterized 2020. My, how the cackling voice of Satan was celebrating the spread of evil and despair!

Bakersfield was hit even harder than most places in our nation. It was here that the people found out that the lockdowns are worse than the virus. It is here where violence takes the youngest. It is here where multitudes of children appear so downhearted and afraid. It is here that, over the last twelve months, a friend of mine officiated at 52 funerals from drive-by shootings. Crime is soaring in every category. Despair blankets Bakersfield.

There are parts of this city where you feel an ominous heaviness that seems to tell everyone to keep their distance. The sign over them might as well be the same as that over the entrance to Dante’s Inferno, “Abandon hope, all you who enter here.”

Then the heroes began to appear. Wendell Vinson of Canyon Hills AOG invited us and lent his significant influence, as well as the property in downtown Bakersfield, to this vision of reaching the lost.

Manuel Carrizales who leads Stay Focused Ministry gave us a powerful beachhead at this facility. Because he helped, we could do multiple outreaches in the neighborhoods.

Then Frank Saldana, his team from Inner City Action, and 100 volunteers flooded the city with soul winning prayer, tons of food and vast supplies of clothing and other necessities.

But Satan sneered at it all. He reminded me of the hurricane of hatred and confusion he was pouring out on the nation. He threatened that Bakersfield would be no different and that nothing good would come out of all our efforts. “It is futile,” the devil growled.

Then God.

It came like a sudden pouring rain on parched ground. It came like a rushing mighty wind! The early warning was the intense presence of God in the tent. Then an hour before we were to begin, the tent was half full. We thought “this is a great breakthrough, but we can manage it.”

Then we turned around and it became a torrent of humanity pressing to get to the tent. The line of cars was backed up on the Boulevard as far as you could see. We are forced to add every chair and still they came. Scores could not get into the tent.

Nothing could keep them from pressing into the meeting. They sat out in the cold for hours. They yearned to receive all that God had for them.

I preached a direct Gospel message. I solemnly warned them that serving Christ meant giving up all to be His disciple. This did not dissuade them. On the contrary, it ignited an even greater hunger to for them to be saved. The line of those wanting to be saved stretched all the way outside the tent.

They came as a river to confess the Lordship of Jesus over their souls. They were transformed to the uttermost. How many were saved? Only God knows the real number.

Once the amazing harvest was safely in the care of our workers, we then began the miracle ministry. Just like everything else about this night, it was overflow. Signs and Wonders seem to dart from one place to another, until there was rejoicing. The joy of sickness being healed was felt all over the tent.

How can you end a night like this? It was dramatic, historic, and emphatic. The Lord God Almighty came down and took vengeance on evil—the very evil that is grinding our nation down.

We ended with the sense that it will only get stronger—if you can imagine that—and our profound hope is that the fire of God will spread to the rest of California, and then to every State in America! Hallelujah!

AN ASTONISHING ANNOUNCEMENT

This is a massive announcement. This is beyond good news. This is a welcome break for the insanity of the news and especially the oppression of this time. What is my announcement?

 In Bakersfield, we will break all records just by the sheer magnitude of the outreach. Consider:

We are launching a soul winning D Day in Bakersfield. Bakersfield will be the widest and deepest soul winning invasion in our history. Highway 99 the corridor of glory—the river of revival rages south to Bakersfield/ The Living Proof Tent goes up there Monday January 11-13 with more days likely to be added.

In Bakersfield, we will take our boldest stand against the anti-God forces in California. Our stand will be the boldest declaration of signs and wonders. We fully intend to tell the addict, the homeless, and gang members about the miracle healing power of Jesus. We will tell them with greater force and greater compassion. We will declare that the church is essential and open.

In Bakersfield, we will break all records just by the sheer magnitude of the outreach. Consider:

-Stay Focused Ministry Bakersfield led by Manuel Carrizales will be doing their annual toy giveaway in Bakersfield on Saturday December 19th. This year they will give away 50,000 bags of toys to families. They are placing an invitation card for Living Proof Bakersfield in every bag. Tens of thousands of families will be invited simply through that. Manuel is a mighty man of God who reaches thousands and lost souls. It is an honor to have him joining forces with us in Bakersfield. Watch the short video of their story.

-Then Canyon Hills Church and their multiple campuses led by Pastor Wendell Vinson are joining forces with us. A part of Canyon Hills’ ministry is City Serve. Their amazing ministry to the lost, the exploited, and the poor will help us in our invasion of Bakersfield. Below is a chart that shows the work they do. They are also joining forces with us to win the lost in Bakersfield.

 -An army of prayer warriors is already locked in targeted intercession to break the power of Satan in Bakersfield. Christians are in training to put boots on the ground. These prayer-covered workers will soon touch California’s most forsaken: from homeless camps to crack-houses. Everyone, from the down-and-out to the up-and-in will receive our witness.  Our workers will not bring just food and clothing—they will bring the anointing to heal and to set captives free.

We will also be joined by many local churches that are linking hearts with us to bring in a massive harvest.

The devil has done his worst in California but now God will do His best. The same fire, glory and salvations and miracles we saw in Fresno will be in Bakersfield in an even greater way.

Pray for Bakersfield. Join our army by volunteering to be a part of our greatest soul winning outreach. Let God speak to your heart! There is a place in this invasion for you. There is a miracle waiting there for you. You will see God use you in a way you have never imagined. No matter what the level of power of your gift is currently, let me tell you, it will go to a new level.  Do you fear witnessing? I assure you that an inner fire will make you as bold as a lion. Not only that, you will return rejoicing over the lives God has used you to bring to salvation. Come along, stand beside me, and become the Christian warrior you never imagined you could be. Call 775 238  3473 to volunteer.

Look at what He is about to do in the inner city

 

Special note: We fully expect to extract an entire generation of young people out of addiction and violence to turn America back to Jesus.  I am imploring you to pray for my team and me as we make this historic inroad to the youth culture in the places where they are being enslaved and killed. 

What is about to happen in Bakersfield matters to us all.  It marks our entry into the inner cities of America with mass healing miracle rallies called Living Proof.  The gigantic step of faith we are taking in Bakersfield will echo into cities across our nation.

At the very least you can pray.  If you live within a hundred miles of Bakersfield, please join our cause.  The most important way for you to be involved is to bring someone to this epic event.

There are multiple ways for you to be involved.  The first step is to call 661 322 4673 right now! 

Below is the press release about Living Proof Bakersfield.

 

Moving Bakersfield beyond violence and division

Mario Murillo and Manuel Carrizales are teaming up to move Bakersfield beyond violence and division.  They intend to prove this at an exciting 3-day event in the Harvey Auditorium.

Some say that their claims of moving Bakersfield past violence and division would take a miracle.  That is exactly what Mario and Manuel are expecting: A miracle.   Here’s why you should take them seriously:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Witness living proof of the power of God to break addiction, violence, and sickness.