We made a dangerous promise to America

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We made a dangerous promise to America

By Mario Murillo

“So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation.  Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. – Daniel 2: 16-18

How bad was the King’s nightmare?  The King said he would kill every wise man unless they could tell the dream and give its interpretation.  Daniel did not know what the King dreamt but made him a promise anyway- Give me time, I will ask God and I will give you the meaning of your nightmare.

This little detail is often left out in the telling of the story of Daniel.  Think of it!  Death is certain if he fails to get a miracle.  He hung his entire life on a prayer.

America is having a nightmare.   Riots spread and international threats escalate.  The nation is gripped with divisive hate, crippling fear and deep uncertainty.

And just as Nebuchadnezzar despised the wise men for not knowing how to help him, America is taking out her frustrations on Christianity.  Americans are in no mood for religion.  They have made their feelings known loud and clear.  They have strayed away from church in droves.   Even hip churches are fading because the inner pain Americans feel is too great for groovy sermons.Donation page for year end letter copy

By announcing LIVING PROOF, Mario Murillo Ministries has made a dangerous promise to America.  Even before the miracles arrive, before we understand how to speak to the agony of our nation we went as far out on the limb as you can go.  We are in the same place Daniel was that night that he prayed.

We have said to America “give us time and we will tell you of your nightmare and give you the meaning you are so desperate to find.”   Our televisions commercials say it, our flyers say it.  We are totally at the out in the open.

Are we fools?  We are not fools and we have never been wiser.  Think about it.  Daniel was already on the death list.  His action was astute and courageous.   He recognized that the supernatural was no longer optional.   The Christians who are still playing church are the real fools.

We have done the only thing a ministry can do in this desperate hour.   We have prayed, sought the Living God and fasted.  We have allowed the searchlight of God to examine our deepest motives.  We have purchased the gold that is tried in the fire.

To evict devils and declare miracles I had to die to self.  I do not miss the old Mario.  I have never been so glad to see him go.

LIVING PROOF is not a meaningless title it is our reality.  The victims of this present darkness must walk into a meeting that is saturated by the presence of God.  They must be told bold and honest things about their soul and Jesus.  Then the Holy Spirit will provide the proof by healing incurable disease and instantly breaking demonic power.

LIVING PROOF is coming to your area!  When it does you will see with your own eyes the very thing that Peter asked God for when he prayed this prayer “Lord behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your Word while You stretch out your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your Holy Son Jesus.” –Acts 4:29

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Many preachers cry out to God for great signs and wonders. What is the secret?

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America is beyond words.  Only true signs and wonders will reach them now.  Many preachers cry out to God for great signs and wonders in their church services.  What is the secret? We can all learn a vital lesson from Mark 6, a lesson that dramatically changed our meetings.

It was almost by accident that I discovered the single truth that would revolutionize our outreaches.  Most who have followed our ministry can tell you that there is a clear before and after story about MMM.

It happened when I looked at Mark 6. For some reason I looked at the very beginning and the very end of this chapter and made a startling discovery:  The beginning of the chapter records the very worst healing service Jesus ever conducted and the last few verses relate His very best healing service. I had to find out what was going on!

Here are the two contrasts:

  1. Verse 5: “Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.”
  2. Verse 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.”

Let’s break it down.  Why were there so few miracles in his hometown? The stock answer is unbelief.  But that does not begin to explain it.  Nor does it help us see why there was an opposite extreme at the end of the chapter.

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The stock answer is that one group had unbelief and the other had faith.  It goes much deeper than that.

What I discovered was that his relatives 3 things wrong did wrong and the people near the end of the chapter did three things right.  Here are the verses that show what His relatives did and see if you can guess the problem.

Look at Mark 6:1-6   “Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this Man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. 4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.”

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Before we say anything else notice that it does not say Jesus “would not do many miracles.”  It says that “He could not do many miracles.”  The fact is He wanted to heal but met a resistance that stopped miracles.  This is a key to the whole matter.

What I discovered was that his relatives did 2 things wrong did wrong and the people near the end of the chapter did 2 things right.  Here is what His relatives did wrong

  1. They knew Him so well that they did not know Him at all. They did not think that it was special that Jesus was among them because they did not think He was anything special. They made no special arrangements. There was no sense of anticipation that anything wonderful had come to their town.

Note: This was in fact the only place where Jesus ever went that they did not have the sick laid in the marketplace in anticipation of His coming.

  1. They saw no connection between Jesus and the desperate needs of their village. They sat down and took in the sermon as total spectators staring at an oddity. They did not care about anyone but themselves and could not imagine bringing someone else to Christ.  They were his relatives.

Over on the other side of the lake at the end of this chapter the reaction is completely the opposite.

“53 When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and anchored there. 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 any as touched Him were made well.”

  1. They recognized Jesus. The explosive difference is that they recognized Jesus; they didn’t merely “know” Him. The revelation of Jesus, and the implication of what it meant that He was among them, ignited a frenzy of excitement and action.  They saw Him as the healer, deliverer and life giver.
  2. They ran and began to carry others to wherever they heard He was. Because they recognized Him they made an instant connection between to the sickness and despair of those they knew and loved. They raced to get the needy to Christ.

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Jesus has two kinds of people that relate to Him:  Relatives and Worshippers.  You are either a Relative or a Worshipper.  Entire congregations are either one or the other and the kind of meetings they have extend from their identity.

We began to enforce the fact that Jesus will be present in all of our gatherings and that this meant there was no regular meeting.  We instilled the revelation of what it meant to have Him present.  We provoked the excitement and expectation to the degree that the people run and get those who need miracles into our meetings.  Jesus meets them there everytime!

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Some Breaking News from Mario Murillo Ministries: A Miracle of Reignited Revival.

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Some Breaking News from Mario Murillo Ministries: A Miracle of Reignited Revival.

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To our Friends around the world we bring you exciting news:

Without warning the fire of God fell again last night in Santa Rosa.  We are extending our stay one more night!  We say without warning because it was an event that wasn’t even supposed to happen.  The possibility of Mario Murillo Ministries returning to Santa Rosa was slim to none.  Read on we’ll explain.

First a little history: How last night came to be is a miracle story all by its self.  In 2012 we came to Santa Rosa for Memorial Day weekend.  We ended up staying until October!  Tens of thousands of lives were eternally transformed by the resident glory of God that crowned the city for those months.

There was a visible change on the streets of Santa Rosa.  A new age counterculture persona defined the city and there was open hostility to Christ.  That is until the fire began to spread and the attitude changed.  People were open-hearted to those who handed out tracts and cards about Christ and the ongoing Santa Rosa Fire.

Inside of Living Word Family Church hundreds testified to divine healing and diverse supernatural manifestations were reported.  The services had to be moved to larger meetings halls three times!

In early October 2014 it all  seemed to be over.  When a meeting of this kind is over it is extremely unlikely that you can ever recapture the original fire.  There are many reasons for this but one very big reason is that the temptation to relive the past almost  always squelches the power of God.

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Mario remembered his most cherished moment in Santa Rosa:  A breakfast with over a hundred leaders in the historic Church of the One Tree.  It seemed that nothing could stop us now that unity had come.  The unity did not reach its destiny.

So it was over and history shows that areas where revival has come can get burned over.  As we said the odds of returning were long indeed.

An intense desire to finish what God started in Santa Rosa began to grow in Mario for the last several weeks.  He was gripped by a passion to take back what Satan had stolen.  With that the date of November 2, 2014 was set.

We all expected a good meeting but this was way beyond a good meeting.  The Glory returned, the fire consumed our fears, the Holy Spirit released His gifts of healing power and left us overcome by God’s mercy and goodness.  The fever to win souls and touch lives gripped the crowd.  We knew that we could not leave town! 

So we are all coming back  tonight.  The meeting will begin at 7 PM.  Only Jesus knows how amazing tonight is going to be!

Last night felt as if there was never a break.  We literally took up where we left off.  Only this time there is a conviction that will keep the fire raging!  If you are anywhere near Santa Rosa and can drive to the miracle rally tonight, we cannot overstate it…you must try to get here and bring those who need healing for the body and the soul!

It is just like Jesus to rekindle a fire at the most unlikely time and in a unexpected location on the eve of one of the most important elections in American History.  If at all possible get here tonight!

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Tonight we begin a tour that will hit Northern California in a way that it has not been hit before.

 

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Tonight we begin a tour that will hit Northern California in a way that it has not been hit before.   Yes, there have been countless worthy attempts to preach the Gospel to this unique region of the world…but nothing like this.

So what is different about these events compared to the many that have happened before?  The difference is summed up in the title of the event: LIVING PROOF.

For starters, we are thrilled to introduce Jennifer Azzato to lead worship and her gift is something new to this region. The term living proof evokes the right picture, an image of proof that is alive.  In the purest sense of the word that is what you and I are.  Jesus said that we would be a witness, meaning that we are walking, talking breathing evidence of the power and love of God.

Romans 12: 1 beseeches us to “present our bodies a living sacrifice wholly acceptable unto God that we may prove…”

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That theme of proof is also affirmed in Acts 17:31 says, “because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”

Why is this tour different?  It is different because it faces the realities that are the key to this moment in American history.

1. America is no longer a Christian nation.  We have lost an entire generation.  Arguing about why this happened and assigning blame only wastes precious time.  It is what it is, and we cannot stay in denial.    We have to dust ourselves off and get fresh marching orders.  America is a new mission field and it demands a new strategy.

2.  Fresh miracles are the order of the day.   Because America is a pagan nation we must revert to a Book of Acts mind set.  Christ wants to do miracles to lay a fresh foundation of faith in the Bible.   By recognizing that the ills of society are works of Satan, we unleash power to see those works destroyed.

3.  Miracles set the stage for clear preaching.   Everything has been redefined so that our children do not know the God who made our nation great.  It is not enough for preaching to be interesting, it must also set the record straight.  Luke 21:15 says,“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”

In each and every night of this tour we will follow these edicts.  These are nights where worship will invoke a change in the atmosphere, miracles will break the chains and preaching will command souls to leave the darkness and follow Christ.

Let all of the family of God in Northern California seize this  great opportunity.  Come and bring those who need living proof.    To all of our partners and friends across America take heart!  We are going to be taking this message all corners of our nation.    Please pray for this historic outreach.

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Good Friday April 18 marks the beginning of a remarkable tour.

 

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You want to know the truth?  They went after our children with a vengeance unseen in history.  A harem of Hollywood operatives seduced them.  A battery of activist University Professors bullied them.  A malignant media provided a smoke screen and a poisoned well of politicians flat-out lied to them. The younger generation was seduced by promises of a better life.  

But the God haters took it to another level by turning moral teaching into hate speech.  George Orwell said, “In times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  

Isaiah said, “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” -Isaiah 5:18-22

George did not mean revolutionary in the way we have come to use it i.e. “a revolutionary way to wax your car.”  He meant that those who spoke the truth would be deemed enemies of the state.

Listen to Charles Krauthammer, “The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition.

“The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian,” he explains. “It declares certain controversies over and visits serious consequences — from social ostracism to vocational defenestration — upon those who refuse to be silenced.”

Because of this and many other factors experts say American youth are a lost cause to Christianity.  How can we expect to counter the onslaught of modern evil and win the young?  How can we expect to compete with such monstrous power?

The answer is to take a closer look!  If you do you will see that a door of opportunity has opened.  Youth have seen the beast!  They are feeling the aftermath.  The brave new world of justice and prosperity never dawned.  The equality never transpired, for that matter neither did the medical coverage, the prosperity or the promised of hope and change.  What they do see is an angry self-serving tyranny that has endangered their future.

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The wreckage of his administration and the cruelty of his actions toward political enemies are now painfully clear to youth in America.

In a detailed, national poll released last month by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, nearly half of young voters said they would recall President Obama if they could. Think of that!

There is a great door opening to us and here is what we are going to do about it.

Good Friday April 18 marks the beginning of a remarkable tour.  Mario Murillo and Jennifer Azzato will team up to bring Living Proof to Northern California.  Living Proof is not just a slogan but the literal goal of this tour.  In each and every city that is included in this tour will come a night where the claim that Christ is the Son of God will be backed up with miracles.

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As we see it, California leads the nation in this deception and this is where we need the miracle to start.

We need to declare truth!  The problem is not global warming…it is moral cooling.   We need miracles that will verify God’s love.   This tour provides the atmosphere for supernatural evidence to touch all who are willing to receive.  These are not nights to debate the existence of God but to experience the power of God.

The enemy we face is sophisticated, organized and well-funded.  Any endeavor with a human origin is doomed from the start.   Going forward, we must saturate our plans in prayer and only apply solutions from the Holy Spirit.  The ideas must come from Him. We will find the strategies we need, the words that will silence our enemy and the miracles that will confirm and convince a secular generation.

Join us in prayer and if you live within driving distance of one of these Living Proof events bring someone who needs Christ or a healing miracle.   Here is the Calendar of events:

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Do you need proof that Jesus heals today? I literally mean today.

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Do you need proof that Jesus heals today?  I literally mean today.

Here is some breaking news: Last night in San Jose Mario walked over to a woman who was suffering in silence.

The first words out of Mario’s mouth were “Jesus visited you this afternoon and told you that you were going to be healed tonight.”  She burst out in weeping and rejoicing because she knew that this was true but she had told no one.

For the next several minutes Mario described her private hell.  “Your entire body is in excruciating pain and the medication that you must take for your sickness has made you even sicker.”

He proceeded to describe a litany of agonies in her body.  Her fingers, arms, hips, spine, and all of her bones were being destroyed.   She was taking chemo therapy and that was devastating her body.

He ordered her to walk bend and move.  The pain vanished, natural healthy movement was restored.  She could not wait to demonstrate to the audience that she was healed. She began running and jumping bending and twisting.  This electrified the crowd!

When she had the chance she told the people that her bones were so diseased that both of her hips could pop out of joint simply by moving the wrong way.  Now she knew that something supernatural had happened to her entire body!

This miracle led to a call for the lost to receive Christ.  25 people including gang members and addicts rushed to Christ.

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We received this note just now of another miracle that happened last night:

“I wanted to let you know that last night at Star of David you gave my brother a prophetic word.  I was the one you said to put my hand on his back and chest. He gave his life last night to God  and I know God was working through me to plant plant that seed and He sent you to help my brother take that final step. Thank you. I thank God that he used you to get to my brother.”  

God Bless you and your family.   -G

Let all of our partners and friends rejoice at the miraculous flow that is upon this ministry right now!   We want to honor Sonny and Linda Lara who are leading the amazing Star of David Church in the heart of San Jose!

Tonight at the ARC this flow of healing will continue.  We will be serving communion and expecting a personal appearance from the One by whose stripes we are healed.

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7 PM Tonight at the ARC 1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553.

Doors will open at 6 PM and Childcare is provided.

 Come and receive from Christ the miracle that you or someone that you love needs. Call us at 925 300 3007

Even if it is a long drive it is so worth it to come to the ARC tonight expecting a miracle for yourself or someone you love.

Millions of Christians, convinced that America is at stake are finally speaking out and taking action.

 

 

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Millions of Christians are ending their silence about the dismantling the nation.  I am getting reports from many places of a shift in attitude by pastors.  Their messages are more prophetic and are calling for righteousness.  Congregations have altered their stance and support their pastor speaking out in this way.  More significant is the fact that ministers who speak out are no longer considered radicals.  A cooperative spirit that is unfolding between churches who see that a common enemy trumps doctrinal differences.

However, my greatest evidence of change came last night from the bastion of secular progressives:  The San Francisco Bay Area.  To be exact, it was Concord California.  A capacity crowd filled the Crowne Plaza Hotel expecting a special encounter with Christ.  Jesus did not disappoint them.

Before you assume this just another report of a good meeting listen to this: In all my years as an evangelist I have never seen a crowd attend a meeting with a purer motive than this crowd.   In fact, I have to coin a new phrase to describe them: DYNAMIC UNSELFISHNESS.

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DYNAMIC UNSELFISHNESS was in the worship.  Never and I mean never have I seen a worship band so excellent in talent and in spirit.  There was not a drop of performance only pure worship.

DYNAMIC UNSELFISHNESS was in the new converts.  They repented and clearly grieved over their sin and unconditionally embraced Christ as Lord.

DYNAMIC UNSELFISHNESS was seen in how the crowd prayed for each other and rejoiced in every healing.   How I wish you could have witnessed the crowd’s reaction when the Holy Spirit granted my unworthy heart a word of knowledge.  I pointed to a woman and said, “They found cancer on your x-ray and now the power of God is on you.”   The people rejoiced so unanimously that I felt the oxygen go out of the room!  This was not a onetime thing!  It was repeated with scores of healings throughout the night.

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DYNAMIC UNSELFISHNESS came in their passionate cry for national revival.  Even though I loved seeing souls saved and dramatic healings this moved me most deeply.  Here was a crowd that was not interested in emotional binges, exotic manifestations or spiritual entitlement.   They want Jesus to use them to touch America.  This night, I believe was not just a one night fix but the birth of a movement!

Tonight is our final night in Concord.   Let me talk to those of you that live anywhere within driving distance.  Remember, Californians are used to driving long distances!  People came from hundreds of miles away to be there last night and they are coming back tonight.

Maybe what I wrote to you today seems like fiction but I assure it is not.  If anything, I am understating the force of this event. You need to deeply consider changing your plans to come and witness this miracle for yourself.   Call us if we can do anything to help you be there tonight.  Bring someone who needs to know that miracles are real.   To the rest of our friends all around the world I say with great confidence: REJOICE, THE FIRE IS SPREADING!

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Are you seeking your healing God’s Way?

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WE ARE POSTING THIS MESSAGE AGAIN ON BEHALF OF THOSE COMING TO SEEK HEALING IN CONCORD AND FOR ALL WHO NEED A MIRACLE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

One day a drunk tried to break up a crusade. I wondered if I should have him removed. What a contrast he was to everyone else. Three thousand people packed the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The crowd full of faith and worship, the atmosphere crackling with electricity, but there he was in the front row drunk and cursing loudly. I heard him yell to his seven-year-old son, “He’s a fake don’t listen to him!”

Why did he bring his paralyzed son to this meeting?  Grandma had ordered it, that’s why!  Her little grandson had Spina bifida.  The boy sat there with brittle, lifeless legs.  She expected a miracle.

When the drunken father saw the healings around him his heart totally changed.  He hoisted his son in the air.  He desperately screamed, “What about my boy, what about my boy!”

When I saw this I crumbled to my knees. I remember the precise prayer that burst from my heart:  “Lord if you ever do a miracle let it be now!”  Then my unworthy eyes saw His Glory.  It was as if lightning struck the boy. He began to bicycle his legs in the air. His father could barely hold him aloft so he lurched forward and set him on the stage. The little boy ran into my arms! Oh what blessed bedlam broke out in that house!

I fell before God under the weight of this memory! This is what we need more than anything. No more words, laser lights, or the smoke and mirrors of technology, we need the raw power of God to drench our meetings and shatter the chains of modern life!

All of these things sent me over the edge and now I must thunder forth!  No longer can a crusade or church service be a harmless gathering or a mystical meeting where bored saints get self-absorbed personal words. We must become a nuclear reactor of the anointing that turns battered saints into mighty warriors and unleashes them on a cursed world! We must have the miracles of the Bible!

If God wants to heal then why aren’t there more miracles today?  The answer  awaits those with honest hearts.  No one who approaches God with a double mind will hear anything! No one who comes humbly will be denied!  There is an agony in the spirit world! God yearns to give us power but cannot because of our carnal ways.  There is profound heartache in heaven. The Holy Spirit pines to release a blanket of healings but He is grieved by our unbelief.

The truth about healing is simple.  We stumble over it because it is profound. A child can grasp the wonder of what I am about to say but the proud intellectual will strain over the very first step. Let us blast forth the truth that we need so desperately now!

1. We must reject the ideas and programs that hinder miracles!

Are healing miracles for today? They are more for today than they have been for any other day! Jesus said in John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

YOUR HEALING GODS WAY Why would God ask the church to face the greatest explosion of false miracles, occult and demon activity in history with one hand tied behind her back?  This power-outage myth makes God seem foolish and cruel. If ever it made sense for miracles to appear it is now.

However, some spirit-filled preachers are not innocent.  I’ll let you decide the greater sin.  Is it worse to teach that the power gifts stopped or to be a Pentecostal that denies them expression in services used up by modern programs?

2. God wants to heal you more than you want to be healed.

Romans 8:32 asks the wounded soul that wonders about God’s willingness to heal a burning question, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”  This question echoes in eternity. Everything that you ever ask God must be asked from the foot of the Cross.  It is here and here alone that you can fully see your Father’s heart toward you.   The bar is set.  God gave His Son for you and He will not hold back anything good from you!

Bring back the Cross to the American pulpit and you will bring back the power that made the Book of Acts Church, World Changers. The Cross settles the question of God’s willingness to heal and redeem.  Yes in your suffering God can seem distant and unmoved by your plight.  The Cross reminds you that it is utterly unreasonable for God to give His son and deny you anything  that you need!

3. We have confused divine faith with human belief.  Human belief is the fool’s gold of miracles. It looks right, it feels right but it bitterly fails where it matters most.  A miracle begins and ends with God.  He is in the very first step and every subsequent step.

There are two Greek words for faith that we must understand. Though they are very close in meaning and appearance, they are a universe apart! Pistis means firm conviction or persuasion and Pistos which means dependency on or trust in something or someone.

There is human faith which convinces itself that something is going to happen. This human belief works in the mind not in the heart.   Mental conviction is vital and has its place but not in the atmosphere of the supernatural.  I have seen many try to work up a miracle and think that within themselves they could move God to heal.  If they could remove doubt and repeat verses over and over again, they surmised, God would heal. When you try to use human belief in the arena of the miraculous it becomes a cold mental exercise.  The faith that causes miracles is a grace of the heart that God imparts right before He heals.

I talked with two different people one night before a miracle rally.  The first was a man who told me that God would heal him that night. He told me that he had them send his wheel chair away because he would not need it.  “God will do what I say!,” he barked.  This was classic pistis,  not appropriate for this miracle moment.  My heart sank.

I met another person and her face glowed even in her wheel chair!  She said, “Today I have been with Jesus I can sense Him now, this is my night!”  Here was faith, faith that moves mountains.  Here was the force that created the universe imparted to this little lady’s heart.  I knew that she would walk and sure enough at the appointed time in the service she rose and darted acrossthe front of the arena!

4. Jesus gives us Miracle Faith through the Holy Spirit.

 Jesus gave the Holy Spirit everything that He earned on the Cross.  The Holy Spirit carries us in prayer to Christ to both gain true faith and healing.  If only we would grasp the power of humbling ourselves before God!  If only we would rest in the surpassing goodness of God!

Right now you can stop the madness that torments your mind.  Ask the Holy Spirit to carry you to Christ where you will receive Faith.  Do not over analyze, do not fret…rest!   Let Him do His work. Let Him carry you now.  In the face of a doctor’s fearful predictions, vicious pain and weakness… rest!  Do not choose the human faith that grits its teeth and wars in the natural for that which can only be won in the spirit and by the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit knows you better than you know yourself. He wants to take over your case and bear you up on wings that far surpass the wings of Angels.  Soon you will lose all fear and face Jesus Himself.

5. God wants to make it easy!

 Let us sum up the matter.  It is time to do it God’s way. We are healed by Faith and no one described this faith better than Peter who said in Acts 3:16

“And his name through Faith in his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yes, the Faith which comes through him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”  Here is the clear and undeniable picture of Christ as the giver of Faith, Faith that heals.  This is the Pistos thatcannot help but heal and move mountains!  This Faith cannot be present without a miracle.  When you have it a strange, bold and beautiful feelingenvelopes you and not only do you not doubt, you have lost the power to doubt! Perhaps this is God’s anesthesia, which He applies just before the miracle.  All I know is that when it is there time stands still and all power in heaven and earth cannot stop you from receiving your complete healing.

THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!

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Student asked to remove her cross may leave Sonoma State University

Audrey Jarvis

Student asked to remove her cross may leave SSU

Sonoma State University student Audrey Jarvis wears a cross necklace much like the one she was asked to remove while working at a school event in June. Jarvis said a supervisor asked her to remove the necklace while representing the school. SSU officials on Monday personally apologized to her.

CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat

By SEAN SCULLY
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

Last Modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 9:40 a.m.

The Sonoma State student who was asked by a supervisor to remove her cross to avoid offending non-Christians says she’s not sure she will ever return to the school, but she said the university seems to be taking the matter seriously.

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“The university is doing everything right and if I do decide to attend somewhere else, it would not be for lack of effort on the university’s part,” Audrey Jarvis said Monday after she and her attorney, Hiram Sasser, met with university officials.

University spokeswoman Susan Kashack said she hoped Jarvis returns to school in the fall, but in the wake of the incident, the student says she is considering her options for her junior year.

“I have some things to figure out; I’m taking a little time for myself,” she said. “I am not really sure where my future will take me, but hopefully within the next few weeks, I will be able to make some decisions and we’ll take it from there.”

Jarvis, 19, an event planner for the student government, known as Associated Students, was working at a student orientation event last month when a supervisor approached her to ask her to remove or hide a large cross necklace, saying it might be offensive or off-putting to students looking to attend the school or join the organization.

Jarvis, upset by the request, left the orientation early. After talking with lawyers from the Texas-based Liberty Institute, she filed a complaint with the university. The story hit Fox News late last month and was picked up by news organizations as far away as the U.K.

President Ruben Armiñana and others at the university quickly apologized for the incident, saying it was a misguided but well-intentioned mistake by the supervisor.

Neither Jarvis nor the university have named the person responsible for asking her to remove the cross. Jarvis said she didn’t want to “drag anyone’s name through the mud” and the university has said it is a “personnel matter,” which they treat as confidential.

Associated Students Executive Director Erik Dickson was out of the office this week and could not be reached for comment.

Monday’s meeting, which was closed to the press, was intended for the university to pass on its apology directly to Jarvis and to explain how the matter will be handled administratively.

Jarvis had asked for a “religious accommodation,” essentially a religiously based exception to any policy the university might have about wearing jewelry or other clothing. But since the university does not have any such policy, spokeswoman Kashack said, there is nothing from which to exempt her.

“There is nothing on this campus that anyone could wear or say that would be not OK,” she said.

Student ordered to remove cross necklace at California college right next to Santa Rosa.

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Student ordered to remove cross necklace at California college

8:44 AM 07/03/2013
Eric Owens
  • An official at Sonoma State University ordered a student working at a freshman orientation fair to remove or hide a cross necklace on two separate occasions. The unnamed official feared that other students could be offended by the two-inch-long symbol of Christianity.

The first of the two incidents occurred at the public school in Northern California’s wine country on June 27, reports Fox News. The official, an orientation supervisor, warned Sonoma State student Audrey Jarvis that “the chancellor” enforced a policy against wearing religious items.

“The chancellor” is presumably Timothy P. White, the chancellor of the entire 23-school California State University system.

According to Hiram Sasser, an attorney representing Jarvis, the supervisor advised the practicing Catholic “that she could not wear her cross necklace because it might offend others, it might make incoming students feel unwelcome.”

Jarvis, 19, said she was floored by the explanation.

“I was offended because I believe as a Christian woman it is my prerogative to display my faith any way I like so long as it is not harming anyone else,” she told Fox News. “I was very hurt and felt as if the university’s mission statement — which includes tolerance and inclusivity to all — was violated.”

On a second occasion, the supervisor ordered Jarvis to conceal the cross under her shirt or get rid of it. That’s when the liberal arts major decided to bail early on the orientation job.

Sasser, the director of litigation at the conservative- and Christian-oriented Liberty Institute, calls the supervisor’s actions “obvious religious discrimination” and is seeking an apology.

The attorney added that the law is pretty settled in this area. “State employees may wear crosses while they are performing their duties as long as the wearing does not interfere with the employees’ duties or harm the employer’s business interests,” Sasser counseled.

Management at Sonoma State, a school known mostly as a laidback hippie haven with a nice library, is apologizing repeatedly and without reservation.

“Someone who works here was concerned that the cross might be off-putting to students who are coming to campus for the first time,” confirmed university spokeswoman Susan Kashack. She added that the supervisor’s behavior was “completely wrong.”

“It was absolutely an inappropriate action for him to make that request of her,” Kashack added, according to Fox News.

“It’s possible that political correctness got out of hand.”

Sonoma State President Ruben Arminana is in on the groveling as well.

“The president was very upset about it and asked me to contact Miss Jarvis and give a profuse apology,” Kashack said.

Kashack noted that school officials have communicated with the unidentified employee who ordered Jarvis to remove the cross necklace. However, she refused to disclose what was said or if he faces any sort of consequences.