“Why Mario, if you’re such a great healer, don’t you go and empty the hospitals?”

That was the loaded question hurled at me on Facebook when we announced Living Proof Reno.

My immediate reaction was to scream, “Jesus is the healer not me!”  And to challenge the asker: “do you sincerely want an answer to your question?  If you deeply yearn to know why Jesus doesn’t empty hospitals today—ask Him.  If your heart is honest, He’ll answer you…but His answer will bring a whole lot more than you bargained for.”

I know this guy doesn’t want an answer…he just wants to bash my faith and our outreach. But maybe you want an answer.

The idea of everyone being healed at an event—hospital or otherwise—is not irrational or unreasonable and deserves to be understood.  Especially when you consider these verses:

Matthew 12:15 “But when Jesus knew it, He withdrew from there. And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them all.”

Luke 6:19 “And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.”

Luke 9:11 “But when the multitudes knew it, they followed Him; and He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God and healed those who had need of healing.”

So why don’t we see more miracles?  There’s a big clue in the account of Jesus rebuking His hometown:   “You will surely say this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in Your country.’” (in other words heal everyone) Then He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land; but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath, in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” -Luke 24: 23-27

They wanted a theatrical demonstration.  They cheapened miracles.  Jesus was repulsed at the thought of gifts of God being paraded like a side show.  This was not unlike the blasphemy of the men of Sodom asking Lot to bring out the angels, so they could defile them.

Ordained roosters strutting their stuff on a church stage can have no part in miracles.  In fact, they should be rebuked for asking for the gift!  “Peter answered, may your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! 21 You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God.” -Acts 8:20,21

If you seek glamour and riches skip this message.  If you are dazzled by people you have seen powerfully used, save us both time—do not seek miracle power—you have no heart for it.

Miracles are a messy, brutal, gut-wrenching—and yes, horrifying process.  Frankly, seminars that nonchalantly promise to activate gifts are as dangerous as nuclear waste.  Miracles, signs and wonders require constant self-denial and death to self.

Before our day of pay-per-view miracles and prophecy on demand, there were mighty vessels of God.  I knew some of them.  I saw the towering miracles in their meetings. I promise you, they were nothing like the shallowness you see today.  Much of our approach to the supernatural would sicken them.

Let’s peel back misconceptions and be brutally honest.   Mankind has been able to create mind-bending technological breakthroughs.  We can now do in an instant what previously took decades…but we will never find a shortcut to supernatural power.

The Holy Spirit’s work never changes.  His process of taking raw material and making a living breathing conduit of His power has never changed.  In 2,000 years, it has not been shortened or compromised one iota.

Power always packs a purpose. Luke 4: 17 “And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

The most powerful part of those verses is this phrase: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because.”  Your “because” ruins you for all other plans, purposes, and goals.  You must surrender to the one thing you are assigned to do.  You must be able to list your purpose, articulate it simply and clearly and execute it with extreme focus.

Our greatest need today is a heart full of the passion that moves God to answer the prayer for miracles.  We love to blame all sorts of things for our lack of miracles when the answer is right under our nose—we just don’t want to meet God’s price.  We can live without signs and wonders.

At this moment, I am getting ready for Reno.  I can’t live without supernatural power.  When I pray, I feel destiny.  I hear God warning me: “what I will do under the tent in Reno will frighten you if you are not ready.”   That’s why  I am begging the soldiers of Jesus in this region to be ready—to go and get those who suffer in great sickness—to bring them to the tent.

What is the secret to the miracle-working power of God?  Die to self and do the work of God.  Jesus said,  In  John 14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

To command devils and diseases you must first confess that these signs should always follow the preaching.  Then abandon yourself to God’s process of imparting authority.   E.M. Bounds said,“The preacher must throw himself–with all the abandon of a perfect, self-emptying faith and a self-consuming zeal–into his work for the salvation of men.  The men who take hold of and shape a generation for God must be hearty, heroic, compassionate, and fearless martyrs.”  -E.M. Bounds

 

 

 

 

P.S.  If you need for information please call us at 775 238 3473  or click on this link  https://mariomurillo.org/

IT’S TIME FOR ME TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT RENO NV

This is a major prayer alert.  The Big Ask.  That is what I am calling for.  I need you to pray the big ask…I need a deluge of prayer right now.  Ask big!  An electrifying opportunity has fallen on us.  This is no exaggeration.

As you read this, local churches, outreach ministries, Inner City Action from Stockton, along with Mario Murillo Ministries, are combing the Reno/Sparks Nevada region.   We are in the homeless camps—not just with food and clothing but a powerful witness.  We are inviting the entire community.  You can already see our posters in store windows. We are handing out tens of thousands of cards.

Are the windows of heaven opening over Reno and Sparks Nevada?   A growing number of local leaders sense it.  There’s something special about this moment.  There are powerful indicators:  The region has been bathed in prayer—we saw unprecedented support and unity at our leader’s meeting August 4th—the city has given us a prime site in the heart of downtown Reno. 

Now let me talk to you about that prime site: It’s 700 Sutro Street. Our tent will be visible from interstate 80.  That means anyone who drives through Reno will see our tent.  Our tent will cover most of the lot, so the city has given us permission to use large parking lots that surround the site. FAVOR!

Teams of intercessors will be walking this sacred ground between now and the start of our Living Proof Crusade.  They will ask for signs and wonders to explode on the people.  They will ask that cars driving past will feel the tractor beam of God’s love, pull off the interstate and come in the tent.  Please agree with us for mighty miracles!

 

Here’s the most urgent part of my letter:  It is a fact of war that when armies are stymied, a breakthrough anywhere can turn the tide of the war.  Just the report of a decisive victory anywhere can ignite the morale of an entire army.

This means that even if you don’t live anywhere near Reno you need to pray fervently for this outreach.  It does not matter in which city the American Awakening starts.  Lord, just let it start!

Now I am talking to anyone who lives near the Reno/Sparks region.  Christians have evangelized for thousands of years.  In that time, knowledge and technology has exploded.  Yet, two forces remain omnipotent: prayer and the personal invitation.

I know, because I have won souls for over 50 years, starting at U.C. Berkeley and in the Bay Area.  Nothing will ever replace the power of prayer, and word of mouth.  I can’t stress this enough: pray and bring someone to the tent!

Mark 6: 55 says, “they ran through that whole surrounding region and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was.” That last phrase says it all!

Under the tent, there will be wonderful music, powerful messages and surprises.  But, the greatest reason to bring people is because we know Jesus will be there.

All seats are free.  Remember, we’ll start at 6 PM on Sunday and at 7 PM Monday-Friday.  Let’s us pray for those you are bringing for healing or deliverance.  Call us at 775 238 3473.   I can’t wait to see you at the tent and I can’t wait to tell our partners across America what is happening under the tent!  -Mario Murillo

P.S.  If you want to volunteer for any of the many opportunities to help us with this outreach please call us at 775 238 3473 or click here to contact us  mariomurillo.org

 

Let me talk to you about this weekend

 

On September 11, 2014 Mechelle and I moved to Reno.   We’ve often been asked why we moved here.  We never could answer that question.  We came in raw obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Now it is has become clear why we are here.  The answer is something unique.  I am going to preach about it as part of a message I believe God has ordered me to share on Sunday night May 21st.
My message encompasses far more than just Reno, or even Nevada.  We need a word from God.   I can tell you this in advance:  A big part of my message is that it is time.  It is time!  Everything in me tells me so.  David said, “It is time for you to act, O Lord, for they have regarded Your Word as void.”-Psalm 119:126.
I am inviting you to join me Sunday night May 21st at 6 PM to hear this urgent message.  However, this will not only be a night of preaching—but living proof.   Way more than a regular meeting—this is a night of signs and wonders—a time of deliverance over the power of Satan—a night for lost souls to be saved by the power of the Gospel, and for fire to fall on the people of God.
No one needs to tell you how desperately we need this!  America’s morals are crumbling fast.  We are almost hopelessly divided.  It has been so long since revival that an entire generation has grown up without a Christian foundation.
The weight of this coming event has driven me to prayer.  I want to pray for your healing and for those you love who also need healing.  I have a way to do that.
All I need is your first name and the miracle you need—or the first name of someone you are bringing and their need for healing, deliverance, or to be born again.
All you do is call or text me at 1775 238 3473.  You can also email it to me at info@mariomurillo.org.   Every name and need will be prayed over.   All I ask is that you agree to come and bring those who are being prayed for.
Matthew 18:19 says, “If any two of you shall agree as touching anything on earth, it will be done.”  Let’s agree for miracles and salvations.
You can imagine how many services I have seen in my lifetime.  I know when a night will be extra powerful. That is exactly how I feel about this night.

When:  Sunday May 21st at 6PM

Where:  Spirit Filled Church 3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV 89434.

Call: 1 775 238 3473 

BREAKING NEWS ABOUT RENO

No one needs to tell you how desperately we need to see God’s power today. Society’s morals are crumbling fast.  So many need Christ!  Our youth see the future with growing hopelessness.   We know so many who battle sickness.
In times like these we are right to ask and expect an act of God.  David said, “It is time for you to act oh God for they have regarded Your Word as void.”-Psalm 119:126.
I believe it is time.  That is why I am inviting you to join me at a special rally on Sunday night May 21st at 6 PM.  I will be at Spirit Filled Church 3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV 89434.
Way more than a regular meeting—this is a night of signs and wonders—a time of deliverance over the power of Satan—a night for lost souls to be saved by the power of the Gospel, and for fire to fall on the people of God.
I am praying and preparing a special message for this night.  I am submitting myself to the Holy Spirit like never before to see a free flow of healings.   We have witnessed medically confirmed miracles—from Christ—in people deemed hopeless by medical science.   We believe these kinds of miracles will happen May 21st.
Make your plans to be at this explosive meeting.  Bring someone who needs a miracle and come expecting your own healing.  Most of all, try to bring those who need Christ.
Finally, I want to ask one more thing of you: I am going into special prayer and I want to take your request with me. Matthew 18:19 says, “If any two of you shall agree as touching anything on earth, it will be done.”  Let’s agree for miracles and salvations.
To get on my prayer list for May 21st.  All I need is your first name and the miracle you need—or the first name of someone you are bringing and their need for healing, deliverance, or to be born again.
 All you have to do is call or text me at 1775 238 3473.  You can also email it to info@mariomurillo.org.   Every name and need will be prayer over. 
I can’t wait to see you at this amazing night.

 

 

Reno/Sparks Warrior’s Workshop

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We are all training for something.  We are either training for greatness or we are training for defeat.  Right now, America is training for destruction.  She has lost the values and traditions that made her greatest nation on Earth.

America needs a new kind of Christian warrior…warriors who can turn our nation back to Christ.

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.

Why not you? You can be forged into the effective weapon our nation needs now. I’ve lived these truths from God’s word. This workshop has been forged in the furnace of God through prayer.

Give me 3 hours. You’ll turn into an indestructible sword.  Find your place among those—in history—that God has used to change the world.  The workshop is free but you must register. Click on the link below to register now.signature

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

REMEMBER!  JULY 9TH 10:am SPIRIT FILLED CHURCH

3175 GOLDY WAY  SPARKS NV CALL 775 432 1665

 

 

HAS RENO’S TIME COME?

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By Mario Murillo

There have been many strange predictions about Reno.  Many of them speak of a transformation—a transformation so shocking it will change Reno’s reputation to the entire world.

When I ask if this is Reno’s time…do I mean an economic boom?   Actually I mean something much, much greater.  No one is saying more money wouldn’t help—but if all we have to look forward to is an influx of cash—Reno has little to look forward to.

Money will not take away hatred—it will finance it.  Money will not suddenly make politicians stop acting crude and rude.  Money in the hands of decent people will not stop it from getting in the hands of criminals.  Money is not going to magically heal the addictions and perversions that are degrading our culture.  Americans are miserable for reasons that go way deeper than money.  They need a miracle in their soul.

The strange predictions I mentioned point to something infinitely beyond money.   Diverse voices have prophesied that Reno would be ground zero of a moral and spiritual renaissance—an awakening.

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Many people believe it may have begun several weeks ago when hundreds of people met at Spirit Filled Church in Sparks.   But hundreds coming to a church is not a great revival.   Even the fact that many claimed to be healed of serious disease does not mean it is a moral awakening.

But here are the things that make me believe something has started:

-People are filled with an intense expectancy.  You walk in and you get a crackling electric feeling that something big will happen at any moment.

-The excitement keeps growing and the way people keep bringing family and friends means this is no fluke.   A contagious thing is happening…and it is not the result of hard sell guilt or marketing.   It is described in the following verses: Mark 6: 54 “And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was. 56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”  They took their sick loved ones to where they heard Jesus was.  That is exactly what happened in Sparks.  They are coming because they believe that Jesus is present.

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-Doubters come away convinced.  The impact on the unchurched tells you that this is beyond a good meeting.   They come thinking “this is fake” and they leave knowing they will never be the same.  Pictured above is a woman who was enveloped in joint pain and other maladies and was instantly healed.   She simply could not contain her healing and jumped up and ran!

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However none of this matters if you do not see it for yourself.   We had to add three more meetings because of the demand.   Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to experience the power of God.  You will see that it is really, really possible that this is Reno’s time for something full of a power and hope that will transform this region.

Bring those you love who need a healing miracle.  Come for the greatest miracle of all to encounter Christ and know Him as Lord of all  DON’T EVEN THINK OF MISSING THESE 3 MEETINGS.

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Reno Erupts with Revival Salvations and Healings

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Pastor Roger Canary has diligently and fervently prayed for revival in Reno for 25 years.  Anyone who is familiar with him is fully aware of his life of prayer.  He built his congregation on prayer.   He provokes his church to pray in 4 prayer meetings a week!

He had heard that we had moved our Ministry to Reno.  The reports of Branson and other outbreaks in our Living Proof Crusades got back to him.  We had a mutual friend in Pastor Raymond Larson and God used Raymond to introduce us.

At lunch, Pastor Canary was humble but straightforward.   Both of our hearts burned with a passion to see true revival overtake America.  He was finished with arrogant evangelists.  I told him that I was finished with arrogant pastors.  We became instant friends. 

Since we are in Reno—if you’ll forgive the analogy—we laid all of our cards on the table.  He doesn’t want a regular meeting in his church.  I don’t have time for regular meetings.   We needed to be sure that God was in this.

I explained that we prefer neutral buildings not churches.  He explained that we could jam up to one thousand people if necessary in his building.  He wanted his building to be a neutral site for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  He went on to say that he would actively involve other pastors.

We concluded our lunch and went to prayer.  I received a green light to conduct a Living Proof Crusade in his building.  I felt heroic when I told him.  He brought me down to earth by—with a wonderful audacity—insisting that I should not preach in his pulpit until I came to the Sunday 9 AM prayer meeting…which I did!

 

Sparks 5Then the great challenge of this meeting began to weigh on me.  In Nevada only 5% go to church.  Because of our tight schedule we had one weekend open—a weekend with a double whammy: Valentine’s Day and President’s day.    Then I thought about Elijah on Mount Carmel.

Elijah poured thousands of gallons of water on the sacrifice to remove all doubt that it was God who sent the fire.   The same applied to this meeting.   Many things drenched this upcoming event.  God was to remove all doubt that He and He alone would make it work and be glorified.

The opening night atmosphere is a mixture of excitement and hesitancy.   The army of God is ready but their guests—typical Nevadans—are reserving judgment.  Their reservations didn’t survive for long.

I preached an unapologetic call for people to come to Christ.  The Holy Spirit eviscerated atheism, Islam, addictions and all the poisoned lies of today.  Conviction replaced complacency.  Before any of us knew it, 50 people charged to the front to surrender to Christ…since then that number has tripled!

An explosive shout of praise filled the house as loved ones found eternal life.  And the night was still young.

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Holy Spirit intensified His work in the people.  Healings came faster than I could call them out.  A river of life was roaring through the desert.   People saw their crutches, and canes become souvenirs.  People on breathing apparatus didn’t need them anymore.  Shouts of joy rose like fireworks everywhere.

As I write you we are only two hours away from the “final service.”  Most are convinced that this cannot possibly be the last service.    This is our new normal.  Fires are breaking out wherever we go.  We are in the glorious place where we do not know what to do.

Branson and other cities are still flaming forward.    We also know that our World Convention is going to be an epic outpouring.  This does not include so many other cities are waiting for us to get to them. How on Earth do we process all of this?

There is only one thing I know tonight: The ground is rumbling in Reno.   25 years of waiting was over.

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