BAKERSFIELD TURNS AROUND

How can you explain a turnaround from Jesus?  You can’t, you just rejoice and give fervent thanks to God.  In Bakersfield, we snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat.  My only regret is that I did not wait just one more day before writing you.  I do not apologize for being honest—I just wish that I would have been able to temper my report with the events of the next two days.

BAKERSFIELD TURNS AROUND

By Mario Murillo

The real story is the miracles that happened to individuals.  Even Friday night—with its disastrous attendance still produced a great miracle.  You already heard that Manuel Carrizalez is our point man in Bakersfield—what you did not know was that he has been praying for his mother to know Christ for 27 years.  Friday night she violently turned to Jesus.  She was overcome by the power of God and surrendered to Christ with all her might.
Even though we did not come near to filling the great hall—our attendance nearly tripled from Friday night to Saturday night.  The harvest we had prayed for and expected came forward that night.  The photo below show a composite of those who came forward in the last two days of Living Proof Bakersfield.

However, the real turnaround in Bakersfield came Sunday Morning at Victory Outreach with Pastor Mike.  The church was packed.  The people were ready for signs and wonders and our mighty God did not disappoint.  Few times in 50 years of ministry have I felt such intense power.
Let’s begin with the miracle of the woman to my left.  Without asking, I broke out in Spanish and began to tell her the story of the agony in her body.  Her look of excitement and recognition was undeniable.  No one could say they were not watching a miracle.  Arthritis, and a host of other maladies had turned her right side and legs into a war zone of pain.  She freely confirmed the word to be accurate.  Then the word became a healing miracle.  She charged across the front of the building demonstrating that all her excruciating pain was gone.

Spinning around, I charged to the other side of the church where I said “Witchcraft is being broken in a family right here!”  That family was connected to a woman who controlled entire neighborhoods with Santeria!
The flow kept intensifying.  I asked my wife to lay hands on a woman as the vivid details of her condition were being revealed by the Holy Spirit.  “You have pain and weakness from head to toe.  You are being healed!  She was in the throes of valley fever which does exactly that…weakens you from head to toe.  My wife Mechelle prayer the prayer of faith.  Fever broken by the power of Jesus!

Next came a dramatic demonstration of God’s power on a precious sister who needed radical healing.  The areas identified by the Spirit of God included her heart, liver, lungs, and blood.  The picture says it all.

Bakersfield indeed turned around!

 

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

By Mario Murillo

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.
Paul once made this dramatic confession: “Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us. -1 Thessalonians 2:18 He actually admitted that in this particular battle—Satan stopped them.  Last night we were stopped.  It was a major shock because we were spoiled by a long run of full houses and overflowing altars.
It is almost mandatory for evangelists to give only glowing reports.  There is overwhelming pressure to justify their appeal for funds with photos of masses of people. Some of that pressure is justified because we are stewards of people’s hard-earned money.  Some of it is foolish because it denies that we are in a war.
But what do you do when the news is not good?  Do you gloss it over?  Do you ignore it and move on?  I choose to hit it head on.
It would be ridiculous to sugar coat last night in a blog notorious for telling the truth.  When it was dangerous to rebuke Obama we did it repeatedly.  When we saw burning issues in the church we nailed them to the wall.  So it is time to take some of my own medicine.
Last night was poorly attended for many reasons—reasons that we must face or fold our tent. America has radically changed.  The church has radically changed.  We must adjust or face the fate of dinosaurs.  So what exactly do I mean?  Here are the facts:
California’s inner cities are now openly hostile to soul-winning.  The old code of honor and respect for faith is dead.  Two highly visible attacks on ministers flood the news:
-Herbert Valero, the 68-year-old pastor of Victory Outreach Church in Salinas, went outside his house to pray with Servando Ayala Silva, a 37-year-old man who took a sheet rock saw blade and cut the pastor’s throat.  He died in front of his wife and children.
-Rudy Trujillo, the pastor of Faith Center in San Fernando, assaulted Wednesday morning was hospitalized and recovering from a broken hip and other injuries after he was beaten.
Gangs see salvations as a threat to drug sales.  They will intimidate those who preach and those who come to hear them.  Fear grips communities.  We failed to see this. God has to teach us to overcome boycotts by gangs.
I also failed to obey a lessen from the Holy Spirit.  We should not have delegated the advertising and the ground game of this outreach.  A central key to our Living Proof Crusades is new ways of getting people to bring people to outreaches.  We must also take control of everything that happens during the crusade…this became painfully clear in Bakersfield.
Finally, we must unravel the mystery of millennials.  They are glued to their cell phone screens and live a life that is unlike anything humanity has ever seen.  They are our next crash course.
Some say that I am overreacting to a Friday night in Bakersfield and may see a major turnaround tonight. That would be a highly unlikely but welcome outcome.  Stay tuned
Finally, my great hope is the Holy Spirit.  This is His expertise.  He once led me to the violent intellectual campus at Berkeley with nothing but the clothes on my back. It was a challenge beyond words. I was beyond ill-equipped.  That is the situation I find myself in today.
I am asking for forgiveness from our faithful partners for losing an important battle.  I can only ask that you bear with me and consider our history:  We will never lie to you and we will never surrender to Satan.  Psalm 108:13 says, “Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

BREAKING NEWS

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Breaking News

 

 

By Mario Murillo

A big lie has stopped the church in America.  To say youth do not want Christ—won’t heed an unapologetic Gospel and will shun miracles is an epic lie.  The breaking news is that God has blown that lie to smithereens.

People of all ages and backgrounds packed out halls in—of all places—California! If you could talk with them, they would shout because sickness and addiction has left their bodies.  They will tell you they will never be the same.  

Our Living Proof tour hit Redding, San Jose, Manteca, Yuba City, Clearlake, Bakersfield and Turlock.  Sit with me now and read this historic report.

Sonny and Linda Lara of Star of David Ministries led our outreach to San Jose.  A Democratic State Senator came that night.  He wanted to witness firsthand what we had advertised about Jesus and divine healing.

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A woman stands to test her healing. She said, “the word of knowledge identified every place in my body where pain made my life a living hell…especially when I heard the part about my skin and how doctors cannot understand what is happening to me, it removed all doubt.  Now, I have no pain or weakness!”  I will never forget the humble look of wonder on the Senator’s face.

When I called the youth to Christ is was effortless.  Instantly, the front is filled with youth surrendering to Christ.

Manteca California: The building is full of youth.  We were excited to partner with Ben Lucero and Isaiah Saldivar who lead the 209 Awakening.

We would see many healings this night but here is the greatest: I am compelled by God to wade into the audience.  A young man sits in total despair.  Voices tell him over and over to quit trying and just take his own life.  I say, “Satan has told you to quit.  But God is giving you a new life!”   He hit the floor under the power. When he finally got back up he had a supernatural will to live.  Glory to God!

The Holy Spirit pulled many treasures out of darkness that night.

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Yuba City: Three nights that combined The Bridge of Yuba City led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter and The Church of Glad Tidings led by David and Cheryl Bryan.

We asked Grandmaster Bill Jones to testify.  He had come to Living Proof Concord California in the Crown Plaza convention center 3 years before.    He told a heart-stopping story.  He had won 57 world championships in martial arts until one day he began to shake.  Parkinson’s disease changed his world overnight.  He shook continually shake like a rattlesnake.  On top of this, they found 4 cancerous tumors in his body.   Now, it seemed, he might even lose his life.  Even if he lived he could never pay the $75,000 debts that piled up.

The remarkable thing is that when we laid hands on him there was no outward change.  But every day he got better until miraculously Parkinson’s and cancer were gone!  Then, out of the blue he receives a $77,000 settlement! Three years later he is still completely healed.  His testimony made faith erupt like a volcano!

I fully preached the Gospel. For 3 days a wave of miracle healing hit those who were sick, addicted or bound by demonic power.  Youth shouted for joy as they laid hands on the sick and they were healed.  Night after night, the front of the building was overwhelmed with hearts wanting Christ.

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Clearlake: Teresa Stacy testified about her miracle in our meeting here 5 years ago.  She was only days away from death.  Her liver was 98% dead.  Her blood sugar was over 400.  Her heart was failing fast. She had reflex sympathetic dystrophy: severe burning pain all over her body.  Her husband Jim was not able to hug her for 14 years! She had severely injured her spine in a car accident.  The result: a telescoping spine that took away two inches of height.

The word came—she hit the floor and Jesus operated on her—and she was instantly healed.  She was even two inches taller immediately.  Every test proved she was totally healed.  Her doctor said you have a liver as pure as a child in the fetus.

Her story hit a mail man in the audience dying of pancreatic cancer.  He was not a believer.  Besides the cancer, chemotherapy tortured this man.  I picked him out of the audience. Jesus told me to say to him: “Jesus can do what chemotherapy cannot do!” He said that in that instant, the pain left and he knew he was healed by Christ.  His healing made others bold to reach out for a miracle and the Lord did not disappoint.

Once again, Living Proof broke the chains and young souls ran to Jesus.

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Turlock: We are with Ron and Jen Eivaz at Harvest Christian Center.  We choose this venue because it’s one of the biggest auditoriums in town and because a healing revival is already happening.  When the mass prayer for healing came it seemed one third of the crowd claimed they had been healed.  Again, many turn to Christ.

Bakersfield was the greatest outpouring of the tour.  Manuel and Liz Carrizales who lead Stay Focused Ministries are on the front line of the killing fields of Bakersfield.  Drive by shootings, gang related assassinations have taken over Bakersfield.  Since December 1st, 2015 there has been a gun battle almost every day.

We met with pastors for lunch.  The 6 o’clock and 11 o’clock news carried the story that we were meeting with pastors to respond to the violence in the city.  It set the stage for that night.

By 7 PM the auditorium was packed.  This is what MMM is all about!  I preached with all my might under an intense anointing.  Some say that hundreds came forward.  Only God knows the real number.  Amazingly, we did not send the converts into a prayer room.  Instead, Jesus said, “I want to baptize them in the Holy Spirit now.”

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The vast harvest raised holy hands and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance!

I tested our friendship severely by asking you to give us the money to build a mobile, supernatural ministry that could just keep invading.  God did this through you our precious partners in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A NIGHT WE WILL TALK ABOUT TO FOR YEARS TO COME

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We will be talking about this night for years to come

By Mario Murillo

I am talking about this Friday night May 13th.  We will be talking about this night for years to come—not because I will be there—because someone else will be there… 

How do I know we will be talking about this night for years?   Because of the nights we have already had—all over California.  People of all ages and backgrounds have packed out halls.  They will flat out tell you sickness and addiction left their bodies.  They will describe how the music and worship hit them…  and how the message transformed them out of fear and confusion. 

They will tell you a lot of things.  But most of all…they will say—they left knowing that the power of God is real and—they will never be the same. 

If you are wondering how this is possible…it is possible because Jesus Christ does miracles every time He shows up.  He will be there!  That is why we will not forget this night in Bakersfield for years to come.

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Why should we be surprised? Jesus said, “Wherever two or three are gathered in my Name, there I am in the midst of them.”- Matthew 18:20.  These words started a movement—the only movement in history where the founder still attends every meeting.  

But, you may say, “meetings like this are fake, boring and out of date.”   No, actually this night will be completely different…and it could not be more “on time.”   We are watching violence, addiction, sick ideas and hatred ripping our cities apart.   Our leaders have run out of answers.  We need a greater power source than human solutions.

Jesus proved He was the son of God by doing the things no one had done before.  He also said His work would continue.  “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.” – John 14:12

Do not take my word for any of this.  Come and see for yourself—better yet, bring someone you know who needs a miracle in their body or soul.  Remember, it is only one night and it could change everything.  See you there 

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Again, it is his Friday night May 13th AT 7 PM  Christ Cathedral Church 2301 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93304              Call (661) 834-3311

I HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

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I have some really good news for you—news that won’t just make your day it will make your month.  The problem is we don’t care about good news anymore.  It is sad but true.  If I were to post a blog about the current insanity thousands would read it.  If I wander into the fray between Trump, Cruz and Hillary it might go viral.  Bad news sells.

Why we prefer bad news rather than good news remains a mystery.   Here is what Psychology Today Magazine theorizes: “Media studies show that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as seventeen negative news reports for every one good news report. Why? The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists.  Humans seek out news of dramatic, negative events.

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GOD’S SPIRIT PULLING YOUNG SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM!

Many studies have shown that we care more about the threat of bad things than we do about the prospect of good things. Our negative brain tripwires are far more sensitive than our positive triggers. We tend to get more fearful than happy. And each time we experience fear we turn on our stress hormones.”

Okay, since some are so bent on bad news—let me give you some very bad news before I give you the good news.   The presidential election will not save America no matter who is elected.  Our debt is too high and our morals are too low.  We are beyond any scientifically known cure.

Imagine America a patient in a hospital bed.  The doctor is explaining its condition to the family:  “Not one vital organ is working.  Multiple viruses ravage the immune system.  Bones, muscles, nerves and tissue are disintegrating because the body has declared war on itself.  Death is certain…all we have left to do is to try to extend its life and reduce pain.  But even that is now impossible.”

Last night

In 1966, Life magazine gave a similar diagnosis about the youth of America.  It explained—using terrifying statistics—that they were doomed.  It offered but one solution: “If there is any answer, it must come from among them.”   Within 2 years of that death sentence…the Jesus movement began.

Now, despite your carnal nature’s appetite for bad news…here comes some very good news: Last night something happened.  Something big happened.  Last night was like a woodsman trapped in the artic…it’s 50 below and night is falling.  He frantically is striking flints together hoping for a lifesaving spark.  After countless tries he hits it right.  The spark becomes a flame.  Last night a nation-saving fire sparked to life.

Many won’t be interested in knowing about the young man who decided to quit life.  I walked up to him and declared, “Today, Satan told you to quit because God is not real…but God is real, and He will never let you go.”  He hit the floor under a shock wave of the Holy Ghost!  Dozens of youth around him felt the concussion in their souls.

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TODAY SATAN TOLD YOU TO QUIT.  HE SAID THERE IS NO HOPE.

Ranging to my left I caught sight of a woman and immediately her life story was revealed to me.  Jesus took over and healed her from head to toe.  Her miracle touched her bones—bones that felt as if they were liquefying.  She was transformed by the power of God right before our eyes.

This miracle ignited the rest.  Before it was over fully one third of the entire audience stood to declare that they had been healed by the power of God.   This is all wonderful but the true drama of that night was about to come.

Here is the good news: Something happened in Manteca that I have not felt since 1974 in Berkeley. 

I can’t tell you yet—soon I will—but there is a cloud over the “accepted leadership” of much of the church that is going to be sidelined in favor of a fresh generation that is not corrupted by money, immorality, or lust for power. 

God is raising them up to be a voice that will roar across the nation!  I saw it last night and it should be heralded all over the land…trouble is we like bad news so much that we have almost lost our capacity to rejoice when something truly wonderful happens.

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Just as Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave…the Holy Spirit called young people out of every kind of death you could imagine.  But something much deeper was happening here.  It was unmistakable.   Something from heaven got into the entire crowd of people.  They were totally transformed.

I can say with conviction that God put something unstoppable in this young crowd. 

I have seen many events—I can tell when it will fizzle and when it will rage on.  Good news…something began last night that could—without a doubt—take the nation by storm.

THE FIRE BEGAN IN SAN JOSE.  IT INTENSIFIED IN MANTECA.  NOW WE MOVE ON TO YUBA CITY AND LIVE OAK!

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I WILL NOT LET SATAN HAVE THIS GENERATION

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I WILL NOT LET SATAN HAVE THIS GENERATION

By Mario Murillo

 

I will not let Satan have this generation.  They are the most lied to generation in history.  They have been programmed, brainwashed and propagandized from their first day in school. 

On Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California.  

First let me tell you about how vicious the attack on our children is today.  Satan has inflicted a masterstroke of deception.  That deception is being funneled through the most lethal cultural enemies of our children.

These are the best equipped and most powerful voices to our children: techie billionaires who own the great social networks who mean to control what we hear and see—leftist movie stars who throw their celebrity around like a weapon—drug driven musical superstars who sell our children on self-destruction.  What do they all have in common?  They hate America, they hate Christianity, they hate Israel and they want a Godless future for your children and grandchildren.

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Finally, when you look at your children and your grandchildren—I know you ask yourself… what kind of a world they will live in? I know I do!  Will they have the America we had?  Will they suffer without freedom in a gloomy land?  We would give anything to secure their future.  This is our great chance to do that very thing…to be a part of a national awakening that will restore America as one nation under God.  It is the right thing to do.

That is why I began this tour of California believing it is most important in our history.   We are fighting for your family and mine–and for our nation’s survival!

Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California.  We joined forces with Sonny and Linda Lara and invaded the heart of San Jose.  Youth overflowed the building.  There is no way to fairly represent to you the needs that were sitting in that room.  Killers, addicts, atheists and just plain teenagers sat together as the glorious power of Jesus unfolded.

The Holy Spirit armed me with the message.  The sword of the Word of God was unsheathed.  The presence of God became a chain breaking, mind freeing, soul saving weapon.  Our plan was to surrender to the Spirit of God—allow His undeniable gifts of power to prove Christ to the audience, and then call them to Christ.

Instead, I preached a concise word and then called them forward.  They came to be saved!  But that was not all…many youth who knew Jesus came to be blessed and receive more power to face their future.  Then youth began praying for youth.

What we were watching in that moment is what you and I have been warring for in prayer.  We have asked Jesus for a youth movement to begin.  We want the young people to seize the momentum and take it to their generation.

I will not let Satan have this generation!  Signs and Wonders have the rightful place of proving—to an indoctrinated and vulnerable youth culture—that Jesus is the Son of God.

Many healings took place but there was one that brought a collective gasp to the entire audience.  She was in the back.  She exploded when the Word of Knowledge was given.  “A mysterious skin disease had taken over your body.  Doctors have no idea how to treat you.”  With that, she bolted to the front screaming “it’s me, it’s me!” 

Then she told of the hell she was living in.  Now, she told us the body-consuming pain and rashes vanished.  Standing there, God revealed more…she had deteriorated joints and bones.  Again, she cried out in confirmation!  Again she felt power surge from her head to toe as sickness was driven out.

This was our first night.  Tonight we meet in Manteca.  Once again the house will be filled with young people.  Once again, Jehovah God will be present to heal and deliver.  I can’t wait!

We are conducting special operations in the State that has belched out more deception to the world than any other.  I am not going to stop until the strongholds of Satan are devastated by the preaching of the Cross and the mighty miracles of Jesus!  I will not let Satan have this generation!

THE TOUR CONTINUES TONIGHT IN MANTECA!

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THIS SUNDAY NIGHT CALIFORNIA WILL START GETTING HIT HARD

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This Sunday Night California starts getting hit hard

By Mario Murillo

No more apologetic meetings.  No more nights where we get together and hope that something happens.  The stage is set.  Prayers have bombarded heaven.  There are boots on the ground and fire in hearts. There is no confusion in our goal:  Win the lost and heal the sick.

For 49 years, Mario Murillo Ministries has filled a desperate void in America.  But the threat to our faith and our freedom has never been greater.  America is being transformed into an anti-God state.  Americans have turned away from God and they are miserable.  Why are we in this prolonged economic slump?  It is because of the policies of a Godless American government.

Leftist leaders now classify Christian doctrine as hate speech.  Our stand on marriage is now “hate.”  Our view on any issue on righteousness is now “hate.”  This is a lie!  The preaching of the Cross has never been anything but love.  The rightful demands of Almighty God on a perverted culture have always been completely from love. 

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We have been duly warned by our government to tone down our “rhetoric” or face censorship and the loss of our tax status.  What should our reaction be to these threats?  When Peter was sternly warned not to preach about Jesus or heal the sick anymore, he utterly rejected the order.  Acts 4: 19, “But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.’”

The government knows where we live…let them come and get us.   We are not going to shut up—back down—back up—or back off!  The die is cast…we have settled the question.  

Cultural changes come and go.  We have seen every float in the parade.  We have never seen a reason to rebrand the message of Jesus.   The Gospel we preach is not “new and improved.”

Peter reacted to the ban on miracles by asking God for more miracles! “Now Lord,” he prayed, “Behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may preach your word while You stretch out Your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”  -Acts 4:29

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This is a time for more!  More boldness—more and greater miracles… let it be, Oh God!  Six cities in California will start getting hit hard with the Gospel this Sunday night.  Youth are coming in greater numbers than before.  We can’t call these “meetings” anymore—they will have the atmosphere of fire like Azusa Street!

Drop what you are doing and get to one of these 6 explosions.  Bring all who need miracles in body and soul!  We will not offer opinion—we will present proof of the power of God.  Many will be healed of life-threatening diseases in the name of Jesus.  Get under the fire that will burn out fear and compromise.

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