Why I Have Moved Out of the San Francisco Bay Area

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Why I Moved Out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

By Mario Murillo

Something impossible has happened to me.  My closest friends never thought it could happen.  I have moved out of the San Francisco Bay Area. There was no version of my future that included leaving the San Francisco area.  Moving me out of here is like uprooting and transplanting an ancient redwood. Here’s why:

-San Francisco is infinitely more to me than a hometown.  San Francisco is my strange holy land.  My first and my deepest encounters with Christ and the supernatural were here.

-With the exception of just two years, I have never lived anywhere else but here.

-The most amazing prophetic promise I ever received is about San Francisco:  In 1978 I Told God that I quit.  God said, “Pray one more time.” An hour passed and suddenly God promised me “I will pour out of my Spirit on the San Francisco Bay Area and the world will look and wonder.” This promise made me angry!  I screamed to God, “I cannot carry this without an infallible confirmation right now!  As the word “now” came out of my mouth the phone beside me starting ringing.

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It was the last voice in the world that I could have ever imagined to hear!  “Mario, this is Bob Dylan.”  He was calling because he was about to perform his first Christian concert at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.  He asked me to come and pray backstage at the concert while he performed.  Just as we were about to hang up he asked me “Mario, did God tell you He was going to pour out His Spirit on the Bay Area?”  Losing my breath and about to faint I said, “Yes.”  To which he responded, “Well Mario, He is going to pour out His Spirit on San Francisco.”

-Through incomprehensible adversity, we obeyed God and stayed based in the Bay Area.  In obedience to that promise God used us to make Christian history culminating with 14,000 people in the Cow Palace Arena. 

Only one thing could ever make me move: The Holy Spirit told me and my wife to sell our home and relocate out of the Bay Area.  However He did not tell us where to move!

Our home sold in 28 days.  We had to scramble to move without knowing why or where.  It was not until just two weeks before we had to be out of our home that God made it absolutely clear where we belonged.

We made an offer on a house, raced back to the Bay Area and scrambled to find temporary housing for the 30 days it took for escrow to close.

Meanwhile the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit was flooding Los Banos California.  We concluded that we should find an extended stay facility in Morgan Hill which was a central location to Los Banos and everything else we had to do in the Bay Area.

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We moved into our new home.  So where is our new home?  We now live in Reno, Nevada. I can hear you repeating it out loud…Reno?!  Even as the furniture went into our house we were still asking that question!   Here are the answers:

  1. God told us we must move where we could fulfill our calling because America is running out of time. I believe that at the outside we have 5 years to turn this nation back from going off a cliff. Our assignment is to bring Living Proof to millions before it is too late.

Our headquarters must reflect both our boldness and our urgency…but why Reno?  We still did not know but some very savvy people did know…people who control billions of dollars and do the very best research…people who looked at California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Now here is something that truly boggles my mind: We moved into Reno at 3PM on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Five hours later, after months of secret negotiations the Associated Press broke this story:  “Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory to Reno, Nevada.

The “gigafactory” is expected to bring more than 20,000 jobs and $100 billion to Nevada’s economy over the next 20 years. It will be the biggest lithium battery factory in the world.”  

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  Apple Computers made this announcement:  “The Company will invest $1 billion over 10 years to build a center at a new technology park near Reno, Nevada. The data center project is part of a development plan in which the company will also build a purchasing center in downtown Reno. An Apple spokesman told local officials that the company expected the new facility at the Reno Technology Park to come online later this year.”

On October 4th I stood in front thousands of Students at U.C. Berkeley for a triple defining moment for me.  It was the Jewish Day of Atonement; it was the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley; it was the 50th anniversary of my conversion to Christ.

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It was also something else; it was a time of emotional closure between me and the Bay Area.  Of course I will still contend for revival here and work with anyone who wants to win souls here.  But I was released from a Bay Area covenant.

Alone in prayer I grieved and mourned for a season that had passed.  Then God told me something tragic.  But before I tell you what He said let me remind you of something.  Over the years, we have been threatened and told to leave by the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground (who threatened to bomb us), Satanists, drug dealers, a host of cults and anti-God politicians.  We just laughed at their threats!

Then a group of ministers in their own way basically asked me to leave the Bay Area.  I never gave it a second thought because who were they compared to these past threats?  That is when I heard the strangest thing that Jesus ever said to me… “Honor their request and leave.”   That is what it took to pull out the deepest roots and allow me to relocate to Reno.  I have not a drop of anger, unforgiveness or malice.  You will never hear me name names or defend myself. I am far too excited about the future!  I am free now to build a great vision for a nation that must be saved!

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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.

THE LATEST FROM CAMPBELL

THE MEETINGS CONTINUE FOR A THIRD WEEK

Something really important is happening in the Silicon Valley.  You deserve to know about it.  In order for you to appreciate how important this is, you must begin by realizing the backdrop of where and when this is happening.

Few people say it out loud because it is too scary to think about but…God has been almost entirely dismissed from the Silicon Valley.  You are looked at as if there is something wrong with you if you believe in a higher power.  In some circles, you are treated like a traitor to human progress because you carry a Bible.

People really try to be hip here.  So…their dismissive attitude toward Christians is displayed in subtle ways.  They will roll their eyes while they purse their lips.  You will catch it on the edge of a remark or in the almost universal assumption that following Christ will cost you massive I.Q. points.

Silicon Valley is an intellectual Tower of Babel.  Their feverish obsession to build a computerized heaven has blinded them to many realities. In their fervor to leave the church behind, they have given birth to the Church of Technology.  Their god really is a jealous god with his own giga jihad.

There are deep cracks in the walls of this citadel of electronic wizardry. All is not well in Googlicousappleplexyintelia.  Glassy-eyed worker bees peer endlessly into devices while soul sucking corporations have created the perfect prison for millennials seeking upward mobility.

To be sure, billionaires abound here…but so does poverty.  Poverty is spreading fast in the Silicon Valley.  It is a testament to the failure of Limousine Liberalism.   Scrooge, who when asked to help the poor, began rattling off the names of government programs he supported.  In the same way today’s moguls toss tips to social agencies and then look the other way.”

Among the poor, wages have not budged in years, while the cost of everything has skyrocketed.

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Into this world, a simple meeting in a simple church began on March 2, 2014.  It is still going and the crowds continue to grow.  Yes, it is a simple meeting and that in itself is part of the miracle.

Here lately, spiritual movements have sought to be exotic, mystical and very emotional.  Northern California rewards meetings that tout something new and different and more intense.  The thirst for something new drives most spiritual gatherings here.

Yes, there are miracles in these meetings.  Just like that sister that could not stand or move her legs for two years and experienced healing. Yes, pastors have come together in unity.  Yes, there is exuberant worship.  Yet, none of these things are the outstanding quality of these series of meetings.

The stunning uniqueness is its simplicity.  It is in the simplicity of God’s presence; the simplicity of the joy and peace; the effortless witness that is moving  the unchurched to seek God and be converted.

No one is pulling a muscle trying to relate to the hip culture.  No one is stage diving into bizarre behavior in an attempt to churn up a blessing. This simple meeting runs against the grain of all of that.

It matches what my friend Winkie Pratney said about revival.  He said, The things that touch men and women in an awakening are not strange and hidden things made clear but plain and simple things made central, old things made new.  The familiar touched again with heaven.  What we see in revival is the truth of things anew, The change brought about by the restoration of wonder and mystery in simplicity.  In revival, do not seek for new things from God, but seek to see God through new eyes. (Not sure if you wanted to print twice on purpose or not)

The mark of apostolic preaching and revival focus is a Church in love with Jesus Christ, her Lord.  Nothing else dominates the landscape of true awakening; nothing is seen as more important as the loveliness of God in the face of the Savior.”

Stay tuned for more about this miracle of simplicity in Silicon Valley.

These meetings will continue for a third week starting this Sunday

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There is Trouble in Googlicousappleplexyintelia

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There is Trouble in Googlicousappleplexyintelia

Something really important is happening in the Silicon Valley.  You deserve to know about it.  In order for you to appreciate how important this is, you must begin by realizing the backdrop of where and when this is happening.

Few people say it out loud because it is too scary to think about but…God has been almost entirely dismissed from the Silicon Valley.  You are looked at as if there is something wrong with you if you believe in a higher power.  In some circles, you are treated like a traitor to human progress because you carry a Bible.

People really try to be hip here.  So…their dismissive attitude toward Christians is displayed in subtle ways.  They will roll their eyes while they purse their lips.  You will catch it on the edge of a remark or in the almost universal assumption that following Christ will cost you massive I.Q. points.

Silicon Valley is an intellectual Tower of Babel.  Their feverish obsession to build a computerized heaven has blinded them to many realities. In their fervor to leave the church behind, they have given birth to the Church of Technology.  Their god really is a jealous god with his own giga jihad.

There are deep cracks in the walls of this citadel of electronic wizardry. All is not well in Googlicousappleplexyintelia.  Glassy-eyed worker bees peer endlessly into devices while soul sucking corporations have created the perfect prison for millennials seeking upward mobility.

To be sure, billionaires abound here…but so does poverty.  Poverty is spreading fast in the Silicon Valley.  It is a testament to the failure of Limousine Liberalism.   Scrooge, who when asked to help the poor, began rattling off the names of government programs he supported.  In the same way today’s moguls toss tips to social agencies and then look the other way.”

Among the poor, wages have not budged in years, while the cost of everything has skyrocketed.

simplicity

Into this world, a simple meeting in a simple church began on March 2, 2014.  It is still going and the crowds continue to grow.  Yes, it is a simple meeting and that in itself is part of the miracle.

Here lately, spiritual movements have sought to be exotic, mystical and very emotional.  Northern California rewards meetings that tout something new and different and more intense.  The thirst for something new drives most spiritual gatherings here.

Yes, there are miracles in these meetings.  Just like that sister that could not stand or move her legs for two years and experienced healing. Yes, pastors have come together in unity.  Yes, there is exuberant worship.  Yet, none of these things are the outstanding quality of these series of meetings.

The stunning uniqueness is its simplicity.  It is in the simplicity of God’s presence; the simplicity of the joy and peace; the effortless witness that is moving  the unchurched to seek God and be converted.

No one is pulling a muscle trying to relate to the hip culture.  No one is stage diving into bizarre behavior in an attempt to churn up a blessing. This simple meeting runs against the grain of all of that.

It matches what my friend Winkie Pratney said about revival.  He said, The things that touch men and women in an awakening are not strange and hidden things made clear but plain and simple things made central, old things made new.  The familiar touched again with heaven.  What we see in revival is the truth of things anew, The change brought about by the restoration of wonder and mystery in simplicity.  In revival, do not seek for new things from God, but seek to see God through new eyes. (Not sure if you wanted to print twice on purpose or not)

The mark of apostolic preaching and revival focus is a Church in love with Jesus Christ, her Lord.  Nothing else dominates the landscape of true awakening; nothing is seen as more important as the loveliness of God in the face of the Savior.”

Stay tuned for more about this miracle of simplicity in Silicon Valley.

These meetings will continue for a third week starting this Sunday

Silicon Valley around San Jose

Week Two at Calvary Temple of Campbell

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By Elijah Garcia

From the moment people walked in…they could feel God was there.

This was the second week of the meetings at Calvary Temple of Campbell. On a Sunday night the church was packed and the expectations were high! The sermon titled, “Violent people: stop apologizing for your miracle” was being preached.

Then it happened.  Suddenly, Mario Murillo said “I’m getting angry” as he grabbed the microphone with authority and starting walking down the aisle. This anger was a righteous anger that burned against sickness and torment that the devil was causing on the people.

There were so many miracles on this night, we couldn’t possibly name them all. There was a woman which had pain issues throughout her body. When the word of the Lord came forth with healing, and out of His mercy using Mario to name various spots (neck, shoulders etc..), she rejoiced but the individual next to her was not satisfied. The one next to her was her son.

He stood up in complete desperation. Clearly frustrated, he was not satisfied with what God had done for his mother. He stands up, almost interrupting the meeting. He then yells out ‘you didn’t say her hands!”. His mother, who was being humble, was clearly bashful about this whole incident. She tried to quiet him down. But he got all the louder. He then began to say “I don’t know if I believe everything that is going on here. But if God is here…He will heal her hands.”

Mario said “you’re doing exactly what I just preached about. What are you going to do when the Lord heals her?”

“Tell everyone” was his response. The torment of his mom, made this young man all the more persistent.

Mario lifted his eyes towards heaven and said “Lord, we’re not testing you.” He continued to pray that God would heal her body and get the glory. He then had the mother move her hands in a circular motion. He then told her…”go home and play your piano. Play the songs that hurt you to play. You’re going to see God did something in you.” The whole congregation was in an uproar. Jesus was glorified

Then there was the young man wearing batman T-shirt…he had liver problems. God told him he was a righteous trouble maker and this sickness was not the end of him. Mario had him put his hands on his liver. He told him his liver was healed. He was already weeping before God used Mario to have him stand up. God was at work in his heart. Then his wife was also called out for healing and she gave her life to Christ!

Another woman in the second row was called out for spinal pain. When she stood up, immediately she began sobbing heavily. God touched her!!

Another woman had nerve pain in her legs. When the power of God fell on her, she fell out! She remained on the ground for 10 minutes. Mario then told her “go to your doctor and this healing will be medically verified”.

There is so much going on in Calvary Temple of Campbell it’s inexplicable. The good news is you can be a part of it also. There is another healing service tonight at 7 pm. Bring your sick and unsaved friends so God can touch them and most importantly, save their souls.

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