DIVINE FRUSTRATION

In times of acute spiritual warfare, God often allows those He has chosen for a special work to feel a kind of frustration. Maybe you can see that something radical needs to happen. Maybe you see things others don’t.  You survey the church scene and see that what Satan has sold so many believers is merely fool’s gold.  You’re convinced that this feeble generation is not taking up weapons that are ‘mighty to the tearing down of strongholds.’ Instead, they pursue money, cheap grace, and safe spaces.

You can see how teaching that is shallow and flattering is the perfect greenhouse for dulling reality. It kills urgency.  Taking a stand has become a distant fantasy to many.  But, what about you?

You see how the faith of so many has grown flabby.  You can’t bear to see how many Christians don’t even know what ‘the weapons of our warfare’ are.  They don’t know our authority.  They have no marching orders.  They don’t know what to say to this generation.  Most of all, you feel a deep urgency, but you are shocked that the people of God are oblivious as to what is coming next in the plan of God.  They are clueless about the threats to our nation and our freedom.

Peter recognized when government crossed the line.  Acts 4:19 “But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.””

Peter also understood what to do when government tries to ban the Gospel, (the high priest replied,) 28 “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this Name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”” (Acts 5: 28-29)

Those who hate America are coming after our freedom.  They will force feed our children the Antichrist agenda. That is, unless we wake up to our purpose and our destiny.  

Although I am calling you out for special power in this hour, we must be alert, not alarmed.  Don’t let the threatening clouds grip you with fear. Let them light a fire in your soul!

You see and feel all of this for a reason: God is frustrating you divinely.  It is one of His greatest gifts. Why? Because it delivers you from the mediocre by implanting in you an insatiable restlessnessa restlessness than can only be quelled through prayer and obedience. Is God selecting you to give you weapon-grade faith and boldness?

You simply can’t stay where you are.  Something must break!  My advice to you is…do these things:

1.Be filled or refilled with the Holy Spirit.  You must have fire, or you must have fresh fire. The courage to face the onslaught of hatred that will be thrown at you can never be met by human power.  To say what you need to say and to obey when you need to obey, cannot come from human motivation.  You must have the same Spirit that has fueled world-changing saints throughout history. God never meant for anyone to preach or to lead without the power that the infilling of the Holy Spirit brings. Pray in the Spirit. Pray in tongues. Be bathed in prayer.

2. Make room for signs and wonders. Our culture will not be reached by mere words.  They must see proof of the power of God.  God means for you to provide that proof.

Paul wrote in 1 Cor. 2:4 “…my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”

The authority you need won’t come cheaply or instantly.  (Read my blog on the price of God’s miracle working power https://wp.me/p1vrzp-53e)

3. Get ready to do something for God that will boggle your mind. God is selecting people and working in them to impart unmatched power for attacking evil.  Habakkuk 1:5 “Look among the nations and watch—be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”

He is creating people who can turn the tide of wickedness.  He doesn’t care about your age or your education.  He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil and will die unless God fills them with power and purpose.  Someone who wants to be in the fight and who wants to be in the thick of it.  Isaiah 6:8 says, “Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

4. Prepare to pray in a way you have never imagined. God is pulling you out of the damaged religious crowd into special intimacy with Himself.  You are not going to pray like you have in the past.  E. M. Bounds wrote, “To say prayers in a decent, delicate way, is not heavy work. But to pray really, to pray till hell feels the ponderous stroke, to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens—this is hard work, but it is God’s work, and man’s best labor.”

What do all of these things I am asking you to do have in common?  Every one of them involves a leap out of dead religion.  They are a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation.  They are an irrevocable decision to be in the middle of God’s greatest acts in history!

Urgent prayer request from Mario Murillo

 

One of the great secrets of prayer is to articulate exactly what you seek from the Lord when you ask. Since I am asking our friends from around the word to pray, I want to make sure that you know exactly what I am asking for. This means I need to explain something first.

The question I must answer for you is this one: why we have focused all of our energy and resources into an invasion of California?  I could tell you it’s because I had a radical dream about Highway 99 that runs straight down the center of the state. In the dream I saw the highway transform into a raging river of healing. 5 years later that dream turned into a strategy to touch the major cities along the 99 from north of Sacramento all the way to Los Angeles. But that is only part of the answer.

I could tell you that the door to win souls there has blown wide open. Marysville, California is our first stop. The tent is already going up. Churches have unified. Law enforcement and even the mayor’s office has connected with us for this outreach. This region is being flooded by workers who will bring in the lost and addicted.

The city has opened a wide door for us. Souls have already been saved. The strong hand of God is on this outreach. But that still does not explain our focus on California and what I am asking you to pray about.

The answer lies in what California is about to do to America. The mechanism for America’s destruction is being built in California. The elixir that poisons the soul of our nation is being concocted here.

Silicon Valley was caught red-handed using their technology to push radical anti-Christian and anti-conservative ideology.  They went to congress to face charges of censorship, invasion of privacy, and bias. After a slap on the wrist, they stepped up their attacks. Our posts on social media have been censored!

The power brokers of California are in a frenzy to erase our faith and our freedom.  Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi from Torrance California spoke for the state when he warned the church, “you must evolve.” He is saying our Bible belief must change, or the church will be put out of business. A bill to ban the Bible was tabled but trust me it will be back with a vengeance.

But there is something worse…the politicians, media moguls and technology giants admit their goal is to throw President Trump out of office. Think about that. A state that is the 7th largest economy in the world—with billions at their disposal—wants to nullify a certified American presidential election. But there is a graver question…

What will America look like if the California agenda prevails and spreads to other states? The answer is my hometown—San Francisco.

There are now more heroin addicts in San Francisco than high school students. The filth and human waste scattered throughout the city is worse than parts of Haiti and India. Dirty needles and medical waste make walking hazardous. Walking down Market Street—once a popular thing for tourists—is now an invitation to inhale stench and face harassment from aggressive panhandlers. This is the dream for America of the left?

We have no choice but to take the supernatural Gospel to this rogue state. Many other places have desperate needs—but no other carries the existential threat of this place.

Paul was fixed on going to Rome because he took the great commission literally.  He knew that culture, oppression and the future was being created in Rome and would be exported to the world. Likewise, we have no choice but to go to California.

Jesus said, “on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” Many have a false picture of this verse. They think this means that in the event that hell came after the church, the church would be protected.  They picture the gates of hell coming after us.  That isn’t at all what Jesus meant. You have never seen a gate chase a man. Jesus is talking about the church going to the gates of hell and prevailing. He is describing a church that actively pursues and defeats the works of Satan.

The churches in the Marysville area are full of expectancy. In fact, the miracles have already begun!  A man ready to jump to his death was rescued by believers just the other day and came to the Five30 Event center and surrendered to Jesus.

Today the team from Inner City Impact will be out on the streets and homeless camps spreading life and inviting many to come and receive miracles.

This is the first of a series of tent outreaches that will follow highway 99 all the way to Los Angeles.

How to pray for Living Proof California:  I would not ask something this brash except that I know what is at stake…and you know what? I think you do too. so I am asking you to pray that way I am praying. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down. Cut their power over California.  Now here are some direct requests.

-We need workers! The doors are wide open, but we have an acute shortage of workers.  Jesus said, in Matthew 9: 37 “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Use the words of Jesus as you pray!

-Ask for special signs and wonders to break the demonic chains in California. Acts 4:29 Acts 4:29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” Again, use the exact words of Peter when you pray. Behold the threat that this rogue state poses to our nation.

-Pray for hearts to be convicted. Ask God to repeat this miracle of Acts 2: 37 “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

-Pray for the miracle provision we need in order to bring in this harvest. Confess with me Mark 10: 29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life.

If you want to volunteer for any of the tour you can sign up by using this link  http://igfn.us/f/25yt/n

And if the Holy Spirit speaks to you to give, just click on this easy link to our donation page:  https://app.mobilecause.com/form/nTQx1Q

Thank you for coming along side me on this outreach. Whatever you give will boost our attack!

Most of all pray! And join us in Marysville if you can.