Trump is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson


Trump is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson

By Mario Murillo

No he is not a fascist.  No he is not racist.  No, he does not think most Mexicans are rapists.  No, he does not want to herd Muslims into camps.  No I am not campaigning for him for president. If you believe any of that—save us both time and skip this blog. This blog is about how he is crushing a corrupt system and teaching Christian leaders a lesson.

Trump got the same say-this-and-die memo that the leftist media issues to all candidates. He refused to comply.   They hate him because he did not have the decency to die.   They have thrown everything at him and not only does he live—his poll numbers rise.

The state-sponsored media and the professional politicians are so desperate that they have been forced to take extreme measures.  Hollywood stars are threatening to leave America.  (They raise our hopes but never leave.)  RINOs are saying they’ll vote for Hillary.  This only makes them sound insane.

Trump met the Obamanable newsman and defeated it.   The corrupt, idiopathic spin machine of the left—which has gagged common sense, free exchange of ideas, for so long — is DOA.    MSNBC gave up and now rants about Star Wars being racist because Darth Vader is black.

What is the lesson to the church in America—especially pastors?

1 Trump says what everyone is thinking but is afraid to say. Who knew that you could say what Trump says and get away with it? No one knew until he said it. 

That is a very important thought.  Because preachers withhold vital truth based on fearful images of what might happen and not on actual crisis.

Pastors are afraid to tackle hot-button issues.  However, the Barna Group was not afraid to ask thousands of Christians and here is what they wished their pastor would preach on.

-91% want their pastor to take a public stand on abortion.

-86% want them to address the persecution of the church.

-85% want them to confront dependency on government programs.

-83% want them to speak out about restoring morals.

-82% want to know their position on traditional marriage.

Should you take a stand?  If God be for you…who can be against you?  The Bible demands it…the people want it…and God will mightily bless it.refuse

2. Trump doesn’t need your money. Trump does not study his donors. He lays out his convictions and people rally behind him.  He does not cater to special interests.  He will not get off a subject he believes in for fear that it will hurt his income.  He believes—in the end—truth will prevail.

How much more should men and women of God believe that God is their source?  Vessels of the Holy Spirit should not be hostages to boards or big tithers who have an agenda.   Truth is truth. Jesus Christ will finance His ministers.

3. He forces the question. Trump does not just disagree with Obama. He does not just rant against Obama…he forces the question.   He will not let secular progressives off the hook.   He makes them explain their stupidity.  Trump rips the mask off of a game that both Democrats and Republicans have played in Washington  for years.  He calls them on their waste, fraud and incompetence–dares them to deny it–and leaves them standing there without excuse.insert 3

Take our approach to millennials as an example.  We will not force the question on them.   We treat them with kid gloves—we allow them to terrorize the church.  We have no promise that they will ever make a commitment.

I am sick of the catering to millennials.  I am weary of those who withhold truth from them. They are not are some kind of exotic cupcake. They are young—they are afraid—and just like any youth that have ever lived–they need reality.  BOOM.

Elijah forced the question in 1 Kings 18…”How long will you halt between two opinions?”  Preachers need to force the question.  How long should a lukewarm congregation teeter between rot and revival?   Force the question!   Why can’t we have miracles in our services?  Force the question!   Do you want me to be a real pastor or a game show host?   Force the question!

4.Trump projects a vision of greatness. Donald Trump says “I want America to be great again…you got a problem with that?”   Love him, hate him, but understand why this statement resonates with millions.

It exposes his opponent’s true colors.  They do not want America great again.  They want us to fall in line with the one world government.  Manhood has been sissified by radical feminists… personal initiative has been beaten down by socialism…and Universities have become a course in self-pity.

Millions of believers are done with sermons…they want voices that declare that the Church can be great in America again—that the Gospel is too priceless to cheapen and too powerful to give an apology.  All of this was done to make us needy and compliant.

Bottom line:  I believe that a majority of preachers in America have two sermons:  The one they are preaching and the one they want to preach.  But, it is even worse than that—they have the sermon they are preaching, and the one that God wants them to preach.

Trump has no promise that the Holy Spirit will come behind him and confirm his words.  Trump has no anointing for signs and wonders.  If he then…can stand on his convictions and boldly go where no politician has gone before—then how much more should we be wholly given over to truth and dynamic acts of defiance and faith.

 

 

 

 

Closing the LA Schools: Terrorists are changing our way of life as Obama ignores the threat

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Closing the LA Schools: Terrorists are changing our way of life as Obama ignores the threat

By Mario Murillo

Today 700,000 students were unable to go to school in Los Angeles because of Islamic terror.  The second largest school district in America was shut down by threats.  Even after this—you will not hear Obama say—we are in a war with Islamic terror.

If he was doing his job the schools would be open today.  If he had declared war on ISIS—if he had asked law enforcement to overrule political correctness and follow up on known threats—if he had given intelligence the assets and the green light if find sleeper cells—our lives would not be in danger.

His inactivity puts him on the side of the enemy.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum argued President Obama’s ISIS policy, “sounds like President Obama is in cahoots with the strategy of ISIS to maintain their territorial integrity,” “provides the greatest recruitment tool for ISIS,” and is “helping ISIS every single day” in an interview on Wednesday’s “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio.

Sanatorum went on to say, “ President Obama’s criticism of some of the GOP opponents of his refugee plan, “It was despicable. You wonder how low this president can go in his mischaracterization, his depiction of anybody that opposes him, and taking the most extreme and lowest form of rhetoric that this president has deployed. He’s despicable, he’s delusional, and what’s causing the problem. ISIS isn’t fighting us because we won’t take Syrian refugees, ISIS is fighting us because they hate everything we believe in. ISIS is fighting us because in their holy books it says their job is to conquer the infidels, in which we are one. That’s why ISIS is fighting us. But we have a president who won’t even say the word ‘Islam,’ won’t even say the word ‘jihadist.’ This is a president who uses the term ‘ISIS’ and he doesn’t even realize he’s talking about the Islamic state when he says the word ‘ISIS.’ So, he even admits in his own rhetoric, that Islam is part of it, but again, it’s a delusional disconnect, and so what he has to do, in his fantasy world, is accuse people of things that well, they’re not advocating. No one is afraid of widows and orphans. A widow and orphan did not blow up or kill people in Paris a weekend ago. It was an ISIS plant within these groups of refugees who are coming to kill, and destroy, and pursue terror among the West, to destroy the infidel. That’s what they’re doing.”

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 19: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a joint press conference on June 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech at the Brandenburg Gate is to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: "Ich bin ein Berliner".. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Shut down the second largest school system in the nation!?  They are changing our way of life and the White House seems to be abetting the change. 

Get real! Look into this man’s eyes.  What do you see?   You see a sinister pathological smugness and indifference to truth.  He does not even attempt to put a spin on his debacles; he simply changes the subject and then orders us to consider only what he says next.

Obama does and says things on a daily basis that would end anyone else’s career. He slept through the murders of innocent Americans in Benghazi.  He used the NSA to spy on Americans. He turned the IRS into a tool for his reelection.

He can go before the people and say “We have it under control. No attacks will happen on American soil. Enjoy your holidays.”   Days later 14 people are killed by terrorists in San Bernardino. What would the media be saying today if George W. Bush made those statements?

The media has a force field around him.  It never confronts him about his lies or wonders about what he does in secret.  No meaningful questions are permitted.  Any line of questioning that would undermine his messianic narrative is taboo. No wonder this man believes he is accountable to no one. 

He is laying the groundwork for a world without America.  What is America?  America is a firewall against tyranny.  North Korea, Russia, China and Iran cannot take over the world until America is weak.  This man Obama has, in 6 short years, weakened America more than all previous presidents combined.

He has crushed us under debt, he has us at each other’s throats, and he promotes thugs and demotes righteous leaders.  The White House is staffed with all of the competence and wisdom of a banana republic.

I will not be surprised if this man tries to invent a civil disorder just so he can stay in office.

THIS IS ALL SUPERNATURAL.

nn_03_pwi_fbiISIS_141008I believe that his ability to lie, cheat, steal and injure with impunity is also fueled by the supernatural.

That misty blanket of deception that came on America is supernatural.

The widespread silence of American pastors is supernatural.

The moral grogginess of Americans is as if we’ve all been drugged supernaturally.

It is supernatural that the church cannot come together to answer the threat of this man.

It is supernatural that the church cannot galvanize against this man for the way he has turned on Israel in such an insulting and demeaning way.  This alone proves his Antichrist spirit.

It is supernatural how Americans are not outraged by Obama’s preference for Islam.

It is supernatural that America can turn a blind eye to the world wide martyrdom of Christians.  This man could not even call the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded, Christians.

It is supernatural that for the first time in our history the 3 most popular American pastors refuse to preach on repentance, the Cross, the Blood, the inerrancy of the Bible and the existence of hell.

It is supernatural that there are those who continue to support Barrack Obama and yet call themselves Christians. Since the teachings of Christ and the policies of this man are in perfect opposition to each other, why do they bother to call themselves Christians?   Only the supernatural allows you to host such a contradiction in your mind.

It is the supernatural spirit of Antichrist that has allowed the illogical, the absurd and the inconceivable to feel normal.  It is time for every Christian to take a stand and admit what is happening. 

Evangelists Gather At Franklin Graham Festival

Franklin Graham said, “His paternal father is Muslim, his stepfather was a Muslim, he went to Muslim school,” Graham explained. “His formative years were all guided by the influences of Islam. So his Christian position I don’t know.
All I know is that the policies that he has stood behind as president have been against Christ and against His teachings. Abortion is a sin and if you look at same-sex marriage, this is a sin against God and the president has stood defiantly against God and against His teaching and the teachings of the Scripture.”

No Christian can remain neutral.  Terrorism—with the help of Obama—is changing our way of life.  I leave you with one question…how can God use us to save our nation if–while our president refuses to admit a war on terror–we refuse to admit his war on us?

All LA Shools closed due to terrorist threat

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LOS ANGELES TIMES 
Veronica Rocha Contact Reporter

Officials closed all Los Angeles Unified School District campuses Tuesday morning after receiving a “credible threat” of violence involving backpacks and packages left at campuses.

Authorities said they plan a search operation of all the LAUSD’s more than 900 schools. The nation’s second-largest school district has more than 700,000 students.

 

The move comes less than two weeks after two shooters killed 14 people in San Bernardino in what was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

Fearing the safety of schools and students, Cortines said he couldn’t take a chance, so he asked police to search all campuses, adult school and early education centers before reopening Wednesday.

Officials said the threat came in electronic form and was made to numerous but unspecified campuses. As a result, they made the decision to close them all for the day.

The Los Angeles Police Department and FBI were assisting with the threat investigation, said Los Angeles School Police Chief Steve Zipperman.

“The threat is still being analyzed,” he said. “We have chosen to close our schools today until we can be sure our campuses are safe.”

Students who already arrived at school will be supervised until parents can pick them up, officials said.

“Parents/Guardians please bring proper ID when picking up your child at school. They will be required,” the LAUSD said in a statement.

Closing the LA Schools: Terrorists are changing our way of life as Obama ignores the threat

By Mario Murillo

Today 700,000 students were unable to go to school in Los Angeles because of Islamic terror.  The second largest school district in America was shut down by threats.  Even after this—you will not hear Obama say—we are in a war with Islamic terror.

If he was doing his job the schools would be open today.  If he had declared war on ISIS—if he had asked law enforcement to overrule political correctness and follow up on known threats—if he had given intelligence the assets and the green light if find sleeper cells—our lives would not be in danger.

His inactivity puts him on the side of the enemy.  Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum argued President Obama’s ISIS policy, “sounds like President Obama is in cahoots with the strategy of ISIS to maintain their territorial integrity,” “provides the greatest recruitment tool for ISIS,” and is “helping ISIS every single day” in an interview on Wednesday’s “Kilmeade & Friends” on Fox News Radio.

Sanatorum went on to say, “ President Obama’s criticism of some of the GOP opponents of his refugee plan, “It was despicable. You wonder how low this president can go in his mischaracterization, his depiction of anybody that opposes him, and taking the most extreme and lowest form of rhetoric that this president has deployed. He’s despicable, he’s delusional, and what’s causing the problem. ISIS isn’t fighting us because we won’t take Syrian refugees, ISIS is fighting us because they hate everything we believe in. ISIS is fighting us because in their holy books it says their job is to conquer the infidels, in which we are one. That’s why ISIS is fighting us. But we have a president who won’t even say the word ‘Islam,’ won’t even say the word ‘jihadist.’ This is a president who uses the term ‘ISIS’ and he doesn’t even realize he’s talking about the Islamic state when he says the word ‘ISIS.’ So, he even admits in his own rhetoric, that Islam is part of it, but again, it’s a delusional disconnect, and so what he has to do, in his fantasy world, is accuse people of things that well, they’re not advocating. No one is afraid of widows and orphans. A widow and orphan did not blow up or kill people in Paris a weekend ago. It was an ISIS plant within these groups of refugees who are coming to kill, and destroy, and pursue terror among the West, to destroy the infidel. That’s what they’re doing.”

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 19: U.S. President Barack Obama gives a joint press conference on June 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is visiting Berlin for the first time during his presidency and his speech at the Brandenburg Gate is to be the highlight. Obama will be speaking close to the 50th anniversary of the historic speech by then U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Berlin in 1963, during which he proclaimed the famous sentence: "Ich bin ein Berliner".. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Shut down the second largest school system in the nation!?  They are changing our way of life and the White House seems to be abetting the change. 

Get real! Look into this man’s eyes.  What do you see?   You see a sinister pathological smugness and indifference to truth.  He does not even attempt to put a spin on his debacles; he simply changes the subject and then orders us to consider only what he says next.

Obama does and says things on a daily basis that would end anyone else’s career. He slept through the murders of innocent Americans in Benghazi.  He used the NSA to spy on Americans. He turned the IRS into a tool for his reelection.

He can go before the people and say “We have it under control. No attacks will happen on American soil. Enjoy your holidays.”   Days later 14 people are killed by terrorists in San Bernardino. What would the media be saying today if George W. Bush made those statements?

The media has a force field around him.  It never confronts him about his lies or wonders about what he does in secret.  No meaningful questions are permitted.  Any line of questioning that would undermine his messianic narrative is taboo. No wonder this man believes he is accountable to no one. 

He is laying the groundwork for a world without America.  What is America?  America is a firewall against tyranny.  North Korea, Russia, China and Iran cannot take over the world until America is weak.  This man Obama has, in 6 short years, weakened America more than all previous presidents combined.

He has crushed us under debt, he has us at each other’s throats, and he promotes thugs and demotes righteous leaders.  The White House is staffed with all of the competence and wisdom of a banana republic.

I will not be surprised if this man tries to invent a civil disorder just so he can stay in office.

THIS IS ALL SUPERNATURAL.

nn_03_pwi_fbiISIS_141008I believe that his ability to lie, cheat, steal and injure with impunity is also fueled by the supernatural.

That misty blanket of deception that came on America is supernatural.

The widespread silence of American pastors is supernatural.

The moral grogginess of Americans is as if we’ve all been drugged supernaturally.

It is supernatural that the church cannot come together to answer the threat of this man.

It is supernatural that the church cannot galvanize against this man for the way he has turned on Israel in such an insulting and demeaning way.  This alone proves his Antichrist spirit.

It is supernatural how Americans are not outraged by Obama’s preference for Islam.

It is supernatural that America can turn a blind eye to the world wide martyrdom of Christians.  This man could not even call the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded, Christians.

It is supernatural that for the first time in our history the 3 most popular American pastors refuse to preach on repentance, the Cross, the Blood, the inerrancy of the Bible and the existence of hell.

It is supernatural that there are those who continue to support Barrack Obama and yet call themselves Christians. Since the teachings of Christ and the policies of this man are in perfect opposition to each other, why do they bother to call themselves Christians?   Only the supernatural allows you to host such a contradiction in your mind.

It is the supernatural spirit of Antichrist that has allowed the illogical, the absurd and the inconceivable to feel normal.  It is time for every Christian to take a stand and admit what is happening. 

Evangelists Gather At Franklin Graham Festival

Franklin Graham said, “His paternal father is Muslim, his stepfather was a Muslim, he went to Muslim school,” Graham explained. “His formative years were all guided by the influences of Islam. So his Christian position I don’t know.
All I know is that the policies that he has stood behind as president have been against Christ and against His teachings. Abortion is a sin and if you look at same-sex marriage, this is a sin against God and the president has stood defiantly against God and against His teaching and the teachings of the Scripture.”

No Christian can remain neutral.  Terrorism—with the help of Obama—is changing our way of life.  I leave you with one question…how can God use us to save our nation if–while our president refuses to admit a war on terror–we refuse to admit his war on us?

A BULLDOZER CALLED PROPHECY

A bulldozer called prophecy blogBy Mario Murillo

A growing number of believers feel they are a volcano about to erupt.  They feel total disgust for fleshly religion.  They despise the impotent actions of Christianity incorporated.  A yawning conviction is intensifying in them.

They put their hands over their ears to drown out the noise of modern preaching.  They know there has got to be something deeper—something real.  They are sick of the church in exile always apologizing—most of all—they feel an indescribable pull to a secret place in God.

If that’s you… let me congratulate you.  Let me explain your condition.  You are under the influence of a bulldozer called prophecy.

iStock_000003894799Medium[1]Your condition runs against the grain of the horrendous days we are living in.   My letters and emails tell me horror stories of fear and retreat.  Dreams are being postponed or cancelled outright.   Expansion is now guilty until proven innocent. Young people are acting like they are old and afraid.   Once bold leadership lions are retreating and looking for safe landings.

But a remnant feels just the opposite.  They sense that—as hard and as dark as these times are—God is up to something big—something that He has had in mind for a long time.  They believe they are in preparation for an inexpressible event.   I am not talking about the many prophecies that so many are claiming to have.  This is totally different.

You probably agree that much of what is labeled “prophetic words” today are actually pathetic counterfeits.   You reject the shenanigans of false prophets.  You see through the mind-games they use to prey on the gullible.   However, you have not given up.  You know there is true prophecy because it has a grip on you that won’t let go.  Here is what you need to know about prophecy.

Prophecy swallows policy. Every generation is guided by two forces: Policy and Prophecy. Policy is the law and edicts of man. Prophecy always swallows policy.   Christmas is a vivid example.  No doubt Caesar Augustus felt sovereign over the earth when he ordered the world to be registered.  His policy seemed to force Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.  But policy was simply serving prophecy…namely: “ “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting”- Micah 5:2.

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True prophecy is a bulldozer that overrules the plans of Satan and man.  Prophecy is the WORD that will prevail when all the dust settles and the smoke clears.  The mad ravings of society will bow down before the purposes of God.

The bulldozer of prophecy is not moved by the mad railings of potentates and tyrants.  It is impervious to weather, economic downturns and persecution.  The treads of prophecy roll over the plans of men—the intentions of armies—and the highest threats of mankind. Prophecy is the fire that cannot be snuffed out.   Isaiah 40: 8 declares “The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Forget about everything else. Here are the questions that matter:  What has God said He would do in our time?  What has He promised?  What has He commanded?  Your passion to learn His intention for your time is of supreme importance.

Prophecy waits in secret—for a core that will pay the price to know the secret of the Lord. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets-Amos 3:7. “The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him; And He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:14

The prophetic bulldozer creates an inner tenacity where, suddenly, the facts of daily life don’t count.  Quietness pervades your soul because you know beyond knowing that something unstoppable is growing out of your closeness to Christ.

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Those that are the secret weapons may not know it yet.   They have no idea of the tactical wisdom and the miracle power that will unfold at the very moment that they need it.  All they know is that they are being pulled into the holiest place.

You can feel it… a deep calling unto deep.  You have been ruined for the mediocre and you deeply want to know Him…be with Him…and stay separated for an as yet unseen plan.

Prophecy unleashes its power in an unseen hour—when the enemy is least prepared.

God is going to do something that no one can possibly fathom.  Some will be in the middle of it, others will miss it entirely.  None of the current events foretell the might that will be expressed by the Holy Spirit.

Take heart!  God has honored you by letting you live in troubled times.  The greatest vessels of God have appeared in times of calamity and confusion. Today’s trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.  All of this because of a bulldozer called prophecy.

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THEY MEAN TO MAKE SLAVES OF US

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They mean to make slaves of us

By Mario Murillo

 

George Washington was a man of few words.  George Washington was revered for his integrity.  That is why—when he did speak—his words had great impact.   The din of debate over independence fell silent when Washington rose and said a simple phrase—this devastating phrase: “They mean to make slaves of us.”  We are in dire need of that moment of clarity.  Our government means to make slaves of us.

Historians will say that 7 years ago the American constitution was set aside.  They will—with all of the cold calculation of an autopsy—say that secular progressives, a leftist media, and an angry president colluded to kill freedom.  They fooled the masses into giving away their freedom.  It all began with political correctness.

Political Correctness came in like a Trojan horse—a gift from friends that promised justice.  Inside were the seeds of tyranny.  Under the cover of night the seeds (right words) hatched.  Like spiders from the nest, they scurried forth with their infectious bite.

The venom created mental dullness, dependency and false outrage.  This set the stage for a massive campaign of intellectual doublespeak.  Words were squirted like ink from a cuttlefish.   Language—approved language—became the coin of the realm.  Truth no longer had to do with facts but saying what the powers-that-be want to hear.

A stupor settles on the brain so it can live with glaring contradictions. Who cares that the agenda produces the polar opposite of what it promised.  Who cares if we are now flaming hypocrites?  We hate white men to prove we are not racist.  We hate white men to prove we are not sexist.  Thinking black lives matter, black protesters burn down black owned businesses.

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We become irrational.  We ban free speech in the name of justice.  Universities become the citadel of closed minds.  Inclusiveness must exclude Christians and Jews. When terrorists kill innocent unarmed people we immediately fight to create more unarmed people.

They hijack the phrase “For the greater good” and make it an instrument of evil.  “We are confiscating, we are removing, we are banning, we are seizing…all for the greater good.”

 

The life’s blood of this monstrous lie is crisis.  So long as we are off balance…so long as we can be made to fear…the government can place shackles on the sons and daughters of liberty.  Barack and Hillary Clinton are the keepers of the flame.  It is their stock and trade to keep the false narrative alive.

Obama’s speech after the San Bernardino terror attack proves my point.  It was mind-numbingly pathetic.  He seemed like a low paid magician trying to hypnotize a moron.  He said nothing new.  He had no solutions.  He smugly assumed that the audience would accept drivel utterly divorced from reality.

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They will never apply anything to ISIS but half-cures.  They need to spin Muslims as an oppressed minority is essential to their goal.

What is the answer?  I am on fire today because of two facts.  The first is something that happened during the revolutionary war and the other is something that Jesus said.

When Washington said, “They mean to make slaves of us” it unified leaders.  But Thomas Paine’s pamphlet entitled Common Sense set fire to the masses.  The arguments were so clear and irrefutable that the scales fell off the eyes of an entire generation.

Christianity in America needs its own COMMON SENSE moment. Every Sunday millions of Christians sit in church without a clue of the approach of social slavery.   We need—in way that I cannot describe—someone to light the fuse of reformation.

We literally need to reinvent preaching.  We need voices that are a consuming fire.   Brave and persuasive declarations must rise from every corner of the Body of Christ.  Such was the promise of Jesus “I will give you a mouth that none of your adversaries shall be able to gainsay or resist.”

If you told your pastor to stay out of politics…you are part of the problem.  How can any minister remain silent about the top cause of misery in the life of Christians?  Why would the shepherd ignore the biggest source of pain in the sheep?

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THE NIGHT IS COMING

Jesus said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work. -John 9:4   The biggest reason that I speak out is because there is still hope for America.   Right now that hope is rides on the hope that American Christians will wake up.

Prayer must become an epidemic.  The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.  We need to stop lying to ourselves about the day that we are living in.   Total dependency on the Holy Spirit can no longer be a wispy, noble long range aspiration it is now our clear and unavoidable duty.   They mean to make slaves of us…but where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

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Starting a righteous rebellion against gloom and doom

 

Righeous RebellionStarting a righteous rebellion against gloom and doom

By Mario Murillo

What do some gloom and doom preachers and some prosperity preachers have in common?   As opposite as their teachings may seem—they have this in common:  they are both teaching Christians to hide.  They are both influencing believers to live dangerously below their potential.  They are both seducing the army of God away from an attack on evil.

The gloom and doom preacher is right about world events.  Times are bad—the Bible said they would be bad.  We have reason to believe that our money will be worthless and food could be in short supply.  Then their logic breaks down: Do you want to be that house on the block that has all the food during a famine?   What about sharing with others?

We are a supernatural family.   Are we supposed to be holed-up in a cabin during America’s darkest hour?   Should we be gearing up for survival or revival?

Some prosperity preachers do the exact same thing—they just use different words.  They want you to hide in possessions and a giddy life that is built on sand.  They think that is “being negative” to take a stand against abortion, Obama and the moral landslide of America.

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Here is an example of how they get people to live below their potential.  A famous prosperity teacher used this verse for his sermon: “Jesus went about doing good healing all who were oppressed of the devil for God was with him”-Acts 10:38.  Then with a wistful smile he says, that what I want…a congregation that goes about doing good.  Let’s be busy bringing pies to the shut in.  Let’s help the elderly by mowing their lawns, let’s help a blind person cross the street.

Who can find fault with doing those things?   But that’s just it…Jesus went about healing the sick and casting out devils.  Of course we need to do good deeds but Acts 10:38 speaks of much higher deeds—it speaks of supernatural power—something our nation is desperate to see.

In this case the hyper-prosperity message is in fact gloom and doom because it sets a limit on the impact a child of God can have on evil.   That is why I say that both of these preachers are getting the army of God to hide when we need to stand….when we need to embrace our weapons and authority against evil.  Victory—true victory is our only option.

-We can’t hide even if we want to.  Jesus said a city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  –Matthew 5:14.

We must work because the night is coming.  Jesus said, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” -John 9: 4

Many preachers are in a stupor and need electrode paddles to wake them up.  This is not a time for fear or frivolity.  It is the time to become armed and dangerous in the power of the Holy Spirit to tear down demonic strongholds over America.

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It is time for the church to shake off self-pity, fear and denial.    America is being destroyed and the army of God is barricaded in the barracks.  Wake up!  God wants to attack the fear, evil and tyranny that controls America.

I reject any teaching that puts the church on the defensive at the very moment she should be most visible and engaged in a great Gospel offensive.

It is time to seek a life that blasts through limits—a  life that does exactly what everybody says can’t be done.

The Bible teems with examples of lives that made a difference when all seemed hopeless.

-When the last spark of hope died for the slaves in Egypt–Moses saw the burning bush.

-When the world was strangling in global famine–Joseph had already stored up mountains of grain.

-When love and morality were at their lowest ebb–we find the love story of Ruth and Boaz.

-At the moment of total despair–Esther brought deliverance.

-When the Church in Acts was being destroyed–a laser knocks Saul of Tarsus down on the road to Damascus.

Start your rebellion against gloom and doom by taking these steps:

Here is how you start their brand of an amazing life

1. Make God your dwelling place.Psalm 91: 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”

The most powerful phrase is “because you made God…your dwelling place.”  The unbreakable bond created by the decision to dwell in God reduces stress, neutralizes terrifying images and sets you free to do impossible things.

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Enter the strong tower—you will get big plans!  Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” This place of supernatural sense of safety is where great plans are created.  From the repose of this stronghold you plan without panic, you move forward without distraction, and you know you will finish strong.

2. Discern the life you are to live: Satan has practiced telling lies for thousands of years.  We know from scripture that in the last days Satan will sense his doom and break out in a frenzy of deception.

Everywhere you look you see believers who have been fooled into limited destiny—who have been distracted and who have fallen into traps.  False prophets are everywhere.  Paralyzing images from fear mongers have taken many believers out of commission.

Jesus solemnly warned his followers saying: “take heed that no one deceives you.”  You can be fooled off the front line.  You can be fooled out of your destiny.

Isaiah 8:12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary.”  You will not chase a rumor.  You will see through tricks and traps.  You will not stop vital activities.  You will keep moving forward.

3. See that your real reason for being here is to destroy the works of the Devil. This final point is so urgent that I want to take extra care to make my point.  Everything about the Christian Faith is rooted in unselfish service.  When that focus is lost, the church is overrun by deception, division, and weakness.

The greatest need in the American church is a military grade mindset.  You are a soldier bent on victory. You are not a patient bent on recovery.  The soldier is not seeking comfort and ease.  They relish combat and triumph on the battlefield.

The sooner you realize that you are here to liberate others, the sooner you will stop being afraid and confused.  You will stop seeking to hide—you will embrace the excitement, and yes, the danger of a supernatural life.   Declare war on the gloom and doom.

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A few words about the attack you are facing.

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A few words about the attack you are under. 

 

By Mario Murillo

These are the most vicious attacks I have ever heard of. And they are not just happening to weak Christians—they are happening to well-known leaders.    I get prayer requests.   They are the most gut-wrenching I have ever read. It would not surprise me if you are locked in the battle of your life.  The times we live in are terrible enough but this is an added attack.

The flood of reports of these attacks put me on red alert.  I dove into intercession—searched the Word of God—reviewed the darkest moments of my life.   I tried to excavate treasure from my own victories in Christ.

I asked the Holy Spirit for understanding.  Slowly, the evil purpose unfolded.  We are dealing with an evil snake in a sprint because his time is short.  The attacks seemed to fit into three categories that match the way serpents attack in the natural. Here are the 3 most blatant attacks right now.

1.The serpent’s bite. You feel poisoned and gradually losing control of your body and mind. Fearful images flood your mind. You reel under a cloud of confusion. You are exhausted. The least demand of your day can drain you. You may find yourself crying and unable to explain your emotions.  You are gripped with paralyzing feelings of dread and sense disaster is just around the corner.

2.The serpent’s squeeze. This attack came out of nowhere and changed your life in an instant. You feel like you are suffocating. You want to scream but your voice is trapped within you. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.

The goal of this attack is panic.  The enemy wants you to do something rash.  The devil wants you to abandon your place in God.  He wants to deceive you into allowing permanent damage.

3. The serpent’s claws: This attack tears people apart. For silly reasons, people take offense. Disagreements escalate and kill relationships. Marriages are breaking up over trivial matters.  Churches are splitting over stupid issues.  Children are turning on their parents without warning.  Lifelong friends turn into worst enemies bent on each other’s destruction.

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Here are a few words about what you must do about these attacks.

The Holy Spirit kept saying, “Learn how to react to your attack.”  Jesus made it very clear to me that even though I cannot choose what attacks I will face—I can choose the result.

My victory was tied to my reaction.  I know that sounds simplistic but reaction is the key.  It kept coming over and over…react, react, and react. Then it turned into REACT, REACT, and REACT!  Finally, it was R.E.A.C.T.   An acronym for 5 life changing words: REMEMBER—ENFORCE—ABANDON—CONTINUE—TRAIN.   Take these steps to stop these vicious new attacks and launch an effective counterattack!

Remember!  You must remember the amazing victories of your past and how you won those battles.  You must remember how God delivered you in the past.   Psalm 20: 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Nehemiah 4:14 says “remember the awesomeness of God and fight…”

You must remember what God has prepared for your future. Romans 8:18 “the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us.”   All you want to do now is to get relief from the raging storm.  Satan wants you to forget two things: your legacy and your destiny. 

Enforce! Things are not what they seem.  Satan is the master of disguise.  Our enemy kills through special effects.  Bending reality is his stock and trade. The goal of his smoke and mirrors is to get you to accept disaster.  He cannot kill you—but he can use panic to get you to harm yourself.  Reject the panic and enforce the panic on him.

Abandon! In every attack there is something you must abandon, something that you are holding onto that is actually holding onto you.  You may want something bad to happen to someone else.  You may be clinging to a destructive relationship. Forgive your enemy; cut of the parasites, lighten your load so that you can attack with speed and clarity.  Someone or something is no longer supposed to be in your life. T.D. Jakes said, “Their part of the story is over, let them go.”

Continue! You are under attack because you did something that Satan wanted stopped.  Continue to do what he does not want you to do.   Your victory is tied to your intention to do more than you did before.  Look at Peter.  He was beaten for the healing of the man at the gate beautiful and ordered not to preach about Jesus.  What was his reaction? To pray for boldness to preach and for more miracles! Acts 4:29,30 Lord behold their threats and grant unto your servants that with all boldness we 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.”

Train:  2 Corinthians 2: 11 “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”  Paul is saying that what he learned from past attacks made him wiser against new attacks.  Learn from this and train for future attacks.  General Patton said, “no amount of courage will avail against an educated bullet. ” He was talking about the urgency of training.  We must become an educated bullet!  Ask yourself, what did I learn from the attack?  What pitfalls am I going to avoid next time?  What weakness in me does the enemy use to get in and disrupt my life? What will I do now to keep friendships strong, my body healthy, my children safe, my marriage loving and my money secure against future assaults?

R.E.A.C.T. !

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3 DAYS THAT WILL IMPACT THE NATION

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How could 3 days in Branson possibly change America?   We are not alone in the conviction that it can and will happen.  On December 3, 4& 6th the Branson Outbreak—will not only continue—it will reach nation changing glory.   Hundreds have been healed. Let us present to you two that need to be told everywhere!

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She entered the doctor’s office in physical agony from head to toe.  She had so many different ailments she said, “My doctor didn’t know what to treat first.”   I had been diagnosed with severe arthritis, bulging disks, and many other maladies in my body.”

Then, when it looked like it could not get worse—it did. “On February 15, 2015 my life took a drastic change.  While standing at church, I cried out in severe pain.  Two men carried me to the car—with me screaming very loudly.”

She spent the next 13 days in the hospital and then began 8 months in a wheelchair.  At her next visit to her doctor she was given two drastic injections to help her deal with the hellish pain.  Her doctor told her, “I rarely have ever had to do this.”

Then one of her friends told her about the Branson Outbreak. “A good friend said she would pick me up and take me to the Mario Murillo Awakening service.”  This was the first of three meetings she would attend in her wheelchair.

Then on Friday Night October 16th everything changed.  Mario Murillo asked that Mary be brought to the front.  “Mario called me to the front and his first words to me were, “What a Christmas you are going to have!”

Here is how she describes what happened next:

“Mario stated that Jesus was healing me of 15 diseases in my body, including my neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and back.  Then he asked the usher to put her hand on my back.  When she put her hand on my lower back, my bulging disks were going back into place.

The shock came when he told me my abdomen, liver, and blood was being healed as well. I had gone to my primary care doctor about a month before this happened and forgot about the tests. 

She had run almost every blood test imaginable.  On my next visit with her, she stated my bone marrow was not making enough red or white, especially white which were low.  She also told me the tests showed I had multiple myeloma which now explains the extreme pain in my right leg, hip, and back.”

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She said she felt power surge through her body.  Every trace of pain vanished.  She walked freely.  Nothing hurt!

She immediately returned to her doctor and asked for a new set of tests on “everything.”  After her test results came back her doctor wrote her a letter to verify the healing.  Here are the doctor’s very words: “Praise the Lord’ your bone marrow is now producing good blood cells and that the multiple myeloma is gone.”

This is not the end of the story.  Listen to what she says happened next: “Mario’s words, ‘What a Christmas you are going to have’ were enlarged on Sunday October 18, 2015.  Mario called out Harold (her husband) and told him that that he was a kind man, and that Jesus was healing his heart and knees.  Mario stated that Harold had 4 heart attacks and I have seen Harold clutch his heart area on at least three different occasions.  Getting out of a chair was almost impossible for him.”

Now Harold almost jumps out of his chair and I walk standing straight!  What an AWESOME God we serve.” -Mary Heird

America is in desperate need of a good Christmas.  Mary’s healing—and all of the amazing things happening in Branson—are a message of love that Jesus has not given up on America.

Branson celebrates the Birth of Christ like few places on earth.  It is saturated with lights, trees, festive shows for the whole family—not to mention the good cheer you will encounter on all of the streets.

We-the staff family at Mario Murillo Ministries—give all of the Glory to Jesus Christ for the multitudes that have been saved and healed in Branson.

Now read about the other healing that happened in Branson…

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When one relates a miracle—it’s wise to remember—we live in a day where we are flooded with “reports” of healings.  So much is sensationalized today; it actually has the opposite of its intended effect—it does not build faith…it casts doubt.

The report we are about to relate to you is real. Vernette’s miracle is a wonderful fact.  But—far beyond just a healing—this points out the staggering significance of what is currently happening in Branson.  Miracles—though wonderful—can be hollow manifestations unless you see their larger purpose.  At the end of this report we intend to put an emphatic bottom line on this miracle.

To present this testimony to you, we will employ a new format.   We will present Vernette’s own words—she wrote in a letter to Mario detailing her condition before her healing—interspersed with the actual words of knowledge Mario spoke to her at the point of her healing.  We give Jesus Christ all the glory for this miracle.

Mario: “You need a dramatic healing.  One big reason is that you cannot afford the cost of your medication.”

From Vernette’s letter: “Here is a synopsis of conditions in my life prior to last night: One of the first things that Holy Spirit spoke through Mario had to do with finances and prescriptions.  Toward the end of 2014 my insulin went from $43 to over $800 so I could no longer afford meds.”

Mario: “You have diabetes. The medicine you are taking is damaging your body.”

From Vernette’s letter: “In 1995 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I discovered much later that Insulin is not even needed for Type 2 and can be controlled with diet and exercise.  As a result it began to destroy my body.”

Mario: “You also have a heart condition.”

Vernette: “In 2013, during a trip to ER I was experiencing an irregular heartbeat.  Recently, I began to experience shooting pain in my left chest area and down my arm continuing into my left abdomen.”

Mario: “You have severe pain in both your feet from neuropathy.”

Vernette: “At this point I’d been suffering for some time from neuropathy pain in my feet.  Dark spots began to appear on my legs from improper blood flow due to diabetes.”

Mario: “You also have a condition in your lungs.”

Vernette: “My x-rays showed a dark area on my lungs.”

Mario: “You have an intense pain on your entire right side.  There is damage to your neck, hands, hip and especially your leg.”  This damage is focused on your right side.”

Vernette: “On the right side of my body I’ve experienced muscle cramps and my neck and leg, severe pain in my hip…and pain so severe in the joints of my fingers that I could not straighten them.”

No one who was an eyewitness will ever forget what happened next.  A radiating, overwhelming presence covered Vernette and the atmosphere shifted in the entire room.

What would have been impossible for her just seconds before was now effortless.  Her right side demonstrated the most obvious transformation.  The cruel constant pain had evaporated from her hands, hips, legs and feet.   On top of all of this… she could breathe—she could see—she felt totally healed!

Vernette came back the next night more joyous and bold than she was the night before.  She freely demonstrated how she could move pain free and strong.

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Here is the bottom line: Dark clouds are covering the nation.  America is soul-sick and lost. She is hopelessly divided and ill-prepared for the future.  God is doing something in Branson to overpower the evil that is destroying our nation.

“There’s an army rising up.”  That might just be a lyric in other places—here it is an unambiguous fact.  The question is…is it the atmosphere igniting the faith and bold outreach of these people…or are the people so hungry that they are creating the atmosphere?

It may not matter.  What does matter is that in our time—a desperate time—an outpouring of God’s Spirit is increasing in Branson just as so many prophecies have said it would.

You can log onto mariomurillo.org/stream  to see for yourself why so many are flocking to these meetings and believe that they will overflow to the nation.  

What will the atmosphere be like when God combines the Glory of Christmas with an ongoing outpouring of the Holy Spirit!

Here is an outrageous invitation: COME TO BRANSON!  The Outbreak continues on December 3rd!

Maybe this is the Christmas God wants you or someone you love to have?  Pray and believe.

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I am about to preach the most important message of my life

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By Mario Murillo

Only God knows how many thousands of sermons I have preached.  How could this next one be the most important message of my life?   It can because of three irresistible urgencies:

1.America is at the point where revival—true revival—is the only thing that can save us. How deadly is our current president? My friend, you are only aware of the meager bits of information the state-controlled media allows.  Yes—there are independent conservative outlets that are broadcasting vital facts about the murder of freedom—but we do not have the whole sickening picture of Obama’s serial killing of freedom, Christianity and Israel.

America is slumping toward Gomorrah.  The masses are over-medicated and under-informed.   Our schools are nothing but indoctrination clinics for Islam and gender bending.  The average citizen has never been this average—so oblivious to what is happening—so willing to let government reduce them to compliant zombies.

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2. The revival America needs has started in Branson. I have waited all of my life to say this: All of the elements of a moral awakening—an awakening that can spread from Branson to reform America—are in this miraculous phenomenon in Branson. It is finally here…TRUE REVIVAL!

Last Friday night’s meeting brought even more verification of this with stunning miracles.  A woman stood transfixed as the Holy Spirit revealed details about her condition and how and when she became ill.  Her arms and legs are virtually useless but she begins waving her arms and running.   No one in the room is able to deny what they just saw.

When John Burton wrote his article for Charisma Magazine, he said, “I am quite undone by the recent meetings led by Mario Murillo in Branson, Missouri. Of course, I’ve been wrecked by the power of God, the intense messages and the incredible number of healings and salvations. Last night’s meeting was probably the most powerful I’ve been to in many years. It was indescribable.”

The Branson Outbreak is not centered on one man.  It is a widespread miracle that involves many pastors and ministries.  The focus is Jesus Christ.  The passion of these people to experience the GLORY OF GOD!

3. There is something coming to Branson that we are not ready for. The Holy Spirit gave me these scriptures:  John 6: 5 “Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” 6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.”

A great multitude is coming to Branson—we aren’t ready yet!  They are not here yet but they are making plans!  A signal has supernaturally gone out in all directions summoning souls to come to Branson.  Leaders have come from thousands of miles away without a schedule to return.  Scores of Pastors are coming at the behest of the Holy Spirit.  It would not surprise me if many who read this are suddenly gripped by the call to come and drink deeply of the River of Life that is flowing and soon to rage from this city.

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Jesus said what He said to Philip in order to test him…but Jesus already had a plan.   Is this event in Branson about to touch millions?  I fear so—with a godly fear.   A few days ago I did not realize this.  I thought we were to shut down the meetings.  The Holy Spirit showed me different.  I was not to shut down I was to change venues to accommodate new crowds.   Sometimes change can be violent—people do not like change—but I knew we had to surrender to the plan!

A nation is at stake.  A revival that can save that nation hangs in the balance.  To abort this meeting before it reaches its destiny would be worse than if it had never happened.

The rest of the plan will be revealed this Friday night.  I am preparing to preach the most important message of my life.

Not only do I expect to preach the most important message of my life…I expect this Friday Night to be the best night of the entire Branson Outbreak.  Imagine the finest and most anointed living pianist and the best and most anointed saxophonist together in an atmosphere of GLORY!  Do not miss this night

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How, despite everything, you can carve out an amazing life now

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How, despite everything, you can carve out an amazing life now

By Mario Murillo

Almost everything today screams fear.  Our minds are battlefields…modern life keeps lobbing grenades of panic and dread.  The overwhelming message of today is: true happiness and fulfillment are no longer possible…don’t try to thrive, just survive.

It’s time to make a defiant declaration: Despite everything, you can carve out an amazing life.  What, in this mess?  Yes…in this very mess.

My title says DESPITE EVERYTHING.  That is the central promise of this message. Something amazing can bulldoze the walls of despair and clear a path to an amazing life…even now.

(This message is inspired by a sermon that I preached on Thursday August 27th in the Branson Outbreak.  The visitation of God in Branson continues to boggle our minds.  In fact, it is, itself, proof of what I am trying to tell you about life today.  The Branson Outbreak is defying every law except the law of gravity…and it would not surprise me if people started floating in the air.)

There are many opinions about how much life a Christian can actually have today.  The opinions run the gamut.   One extreme is the teaching that we are in the great tribulation and we must buy food and equipment and hide ourselves.  I disagree with this teaching …(although; it might be wise to have some extra provisions on hand because markets will get hit.)  This puts the church on the defensive at the very moment she should be most visible and engaged in a great Gospel offensive.

The other extreme is denial.  In this teaching, everything is a preachy, protestant-panacea. With all due respect, I disagree with Joel Osteen.  You cannot have your best life now—unless, as John MacArthur observed—you are going to hell.

Heaven is where you have your best life—earth is where you have an amazing life.

There is a galactic difference between seeking an amazing life and a “best’ life.  If your idea of an amazing life is to live without cares or challenges then let’s stop wasting each other’s time—you will get nothing out of this article.

Amazing means: causing great surprise or wonder.  That’s it!  It is a life that blasts through limits.  It is a life that does exactly what everybody said could not be done.

The Bible teems with examples of amazing lives:

-When the last spark of hope died for the slaves in Egypt–Moses saw the burning bush.

-When the world was strangling in global famine–Joseph had already stored up mountains of grain.

-When love and morality were at their lowest ebb–we find the love story of Ruth and Boaz.

-At the moment of total despair–Esther brought deliverance.

-When the Church in Acts was being destroyed–a laser knocks Saul of Tarsus down on the road to Damascus.

They all lived opposite the limits of their era.  They brought surprise and wonder.

Here is how you start their brand of an amazing life

1. Dwell: Your amazing life begins by making God your dwelling place. Psalm 91: 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”

The most powerful phrase is “because you made God…your dwelling place.”  The unbreakable bond created by the decision to dwell in God reduces stress, neutralizes terrifying images and sets you free to do impossible things.

Isaiah 26: 20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; Hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.  21 For behold, the LORD comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.”

Again, you see a clear call to enter, shut the door and hide in God during times of distress.

Proverbs 18:10 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.”

Enter the strong tower!  There awaits you a supernatural sense of safety where great plans are created.  From the repose of this stronghold you plan without panic, you move forward without distraction, and you know you will finish strong.

2 Discern: Satan has practiced telling lies for thousands of years.  We know from scripture that in the last days Satan will sense his doom and break out in a frenzy of deception.

Everywhere you look you see believers who have been fooled, who have been distracted and who have fallen into traps.  False prophets are everywhere.  Paralyzing images from fear mongers have taken many believers out of commission.

Jesus solemnly warned his followers saying: “take heed that no one deceives you.”  You can be fooled off the front line.  You can be fooled out of your destiny.

Isaiah 8:12 “Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 13 The Lord of hosts, Him you shall hallow; Let Him be your fear, And let Him be your dread. 14 He will be as a sanctuary,

From your dwelling place in God you see (discern) lies.  You will not chase a rumor.  You see through the tricks and traps.  You will not stop vital activities.  You will keep moving forward.

 3Deliver: You see that your real reason for being here is to destroy the works of the Devil. This final point is so urgent that I want to take extra care to make my point.  Everything about the Christian Faith is rooted in unselfish service.  When that focus is lost, the church is overrun by deception, division, and weakness.   You would be unstoppable if you left all of your sense of reward to your future in heaven, and only saw yourself here and now as a deliverer.

Ministers fall into two categories: enablers or equippers.

-Enablers lull believers into emotional dependency and selfishness.  If a pastor gets you to continually look inward it can be disaster.

-Equippers love people into strength, power and action.  Under their influence, you will soon be out ministering.  You will activate your gifts.

The greatest need in the American church is a military grade mindset.  You are a soldier bent on victory. You are not a patient bent on recovery.  The soldier is not seeking comfort and ease.  They relish combat and triumph on the battlefield.

The sooner you realize that you are here to liberate others, the sooner you will stop being afraid and confused.  You will stop seeking the false comfort of a “best” life, and you will embrace the excitement, and yes, the danger of an amazing life.  God is hiring–there is no shortage of wages for the soldiers who renounce all to destroy the works of the devil.

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