Not since the Jesus Movement in the 1970’s, have young people come to Christ like this. The pictures prove we kept our promise to go and win gang members, addicts, college and high school students to Christ. You will also see we kept our promise to go and recruit young soldiers to go into the harvest.
What we saw was a towering miracle—a miracle made even more amazing when you consider it happened during the worst attacks we have ever known.
In fact, in April, we despaired to keep our promise to our partners. The evil one revolted against us—it was ferocious. It was shocking not only for its intensity, but also because it came from the most unlikely source: At the last minute, a coalition of pastors boycotted me because I supported Donald Trump for president.
My personal credo is, you must be stronger than your excuses. We shook it off, and moved forward. We saw amazing things happen in the next cities.
When leaders were open, putting petty differences aside, there was an abundance of conversions. Whenever a tent, auditorium or a church building was dedicated to outreach, the lost freely turned to Jesus.
Bakersfield California: We bring Living Proof to a war-torn city. It is here that we face the fiercest battle we have ever known. Gangs don’t want us to take away their drug customers and churches are divided against each other. Yet, somehow God blasted through and poured out His Spirit. 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.
Stunning healing of a woman: 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.
Bethel Church Redding: I stood before thousands of young students at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry—students on fire and yearning to be used of God—students who are teachable. God poured out His Spirit on them after they heard my impassioned cry for healing miracles to happen where they matter—in the mainstream of American youth culture.
Manteca California: A miracle, pure and simple, hits a young lady. I love it when the Holy Spirit’s word of knowledge is so clear, piercing and detailed that people no longer see the man speaking—only God. By the Spirit, the story of her life unfolded. The precise illnesses of her body and the childhood trauma that caused them all was revealed. Her total healing rocks the room.
The overwhelming majority who come forward are young men. This is beyond good news—this is the growing trend in our crusades. He is pouring out His Spirit on our daughters…and our sons! Never have I seen conviction grip youth like this. I twas as if they wanted me to shut up and let them come to Christ.
San Bernardino: I stood to preach. Suddenly, I was commanded to declare a word of healing before I could preach. Why did my message begin this way? Earlier that day I was with my spiritual father, Ralph Wilkerson. He gave me a corrective and inspiring word from the Lord. “Don’t preach to get miracles Mario. Stand there and let God do miracles. Let the miracles be first so the people will know God is in the room.”
Jesus ordered me—an unworthy vessel—to describe a severe medical condition in a young woman on the right side of this capacity crowd. Her healing ignited others to reach out for miracles. The awesome thing about a desperate crowd is they have no pride about taking hold of the hem of His garment.
I was free to preach the Gospel. What did I preach? I preached the very message you and I have been waiting to give the youth of America. Here were the words I have longed to say to the very audience I have longed to reach.
These pictures do not do justice to the next moment. Young souls came from all over the room. They came quickly, they came forcefully, they came for nothing less than Jesus. They came by the hundreds. They dispelled every lie that Satan is saying through the media about our children.
Houston: Our World Convention is a baptism of Holy Fire on willing soldiers who came from all over the nation to help us win souls.
San Francisco: COME FORWARD ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GIVING YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.”It was my honor to partner with Chris Burns and the amazing army that formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park. THE SOUND was an outreach of many powerful worship artists, dynamic speakers, and a committed core linked hearts to bless the city. But one thing that happened has wide implications to all believers.Holy Ghost boldness overtook me. I preached an unvarnished soul-winning message. I refused to employ verbal gymnastics to appeal to a sophisticated culture.
Why—if this place is so hard—did so many respond, so immediately, to a direct gospel appeal? Nothing was sugar-coated. It was no credit to oratory. It was a simple case of hungry and hurting souls reaching out to Jesus—because He was offered to them.
Time and time again, I’ve warned the American church…there is a great harvest in our nation, even in San Francisco. And…if there is a harvest in San Francisco, how much more in the rest of America?
Warrior-fest with Perry Stone: 3,000 young people were waiting for me in Cleveland Tennessee. My message was clear: Someone in this Room is going to Change the World. Perry is doing a historic work. I have never seen fire and worship come out of young people like I did here.
We kept our promise and the best is yet to come. We are laying the ground work today for outreaches in Toledo Ohio, Flint Michigan, and Ontario California.
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When Josh and I drove to the tent, we passed a junkyard. We saw police with guns drawn. We knew then we were in the right place—our place. We are in Stockton, California—one of the nation’s hardest hit cities for violence, poverty and addiction. We are partnering with Frank Saldana and Inner-City Action.
What God is doing in Stockton is awesome. The crowds are seeing proof of the power of Jesus. The miracles are compelling. Many souls are saved and bodies healed. However, this blog is about something way beyond Stockton.
The real message of this letter is epitomized by this phrase: Striking at the heart of evil and despair. A great urgency grips me. I believe our nation teeters on the edge. Satan wants to blow out the flickering candle of the Gospel here at home. The Body of Christ is almost totally unprepared for a coming storm because they are feeding on fluff. The denial that most believers live in today is horrifying.
The signs and wonders revival with Inner-City Action continues until May 27. Check out the poster for more information about guest speakers and details.
I thank God that this letter is going out to believers who do get it—who want to broom away religious cobwebs and obey God. The American church needs a dynamic reeducation.
American Christianity needs electrode paddles to the chest. But you cannot wait for that! You, right where you are, need to become a weapon that strikes at the heart of evil. To strike at the heart of evil and despair, do these things:
- Face reality! American Christians assume the problem will stay in the inner city. The fire that rages in our inner cities is not going to stay there. This fire is burning its way towards your house right now. Unchecked, this fire will burn down the whole nation.
A straight-A high school student—with no ties to gangs or drugs—walks out of a convenience store into a hail of bullets. When I found out about this senseless killing, I asked how it could happen. The answer was, “He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Then it hit me like a Mack truck: Satan is turning entire cities into THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.
- Wake up to the work: We are not doing a good work—we are doing the work. A well-meaning Christian said, “Mario, you are doing a good work.” I gently corrected him by showing him how other Christians misuse that phrase.
If someone says, “You are doing a good work,” it is often code for, “I am glad I don’t have to do what you are doing.” The connotation is: this is a special work and not for everyone. But it is for everyone. Saving America is every believer’s business. Getting filled with the Holy Ghost to serve is the mandate for every child of God. We are not doing a good work—we are doing THE WORK.
Years of bad teaching coaxed the church away from the real work. The self-entitlement gospel changed the focus to self-fulfillment instead of fulfilling the great commission. That is one big reason we woke up to an America we can’t recognize.
What do we have to show for this compromise? We gained a system that harmlessly herds thousands of Christians into impressive campuses but we lost an entire generation, our values and soon—without a miracle, our freedom.
Jesus said in John 9:4, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
- God is forging us—you and me—to be the people He has been looking for.
If Church history teaches us anything, it teaches us that God waits for someone to rise in the Name of Jesus and thrust a spear into the heart of evil. God is always on the hunt for people who will heed His call to action:
Ezekiel 22:30 — So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
Isaiah 63:5 — I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
1 Samuel 14: 6 — Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
Too many servants of God are powerless—sitting out this great battle—because they refuse to pay the price for a miracle-working anointing. They circle around the problem but never strike it directly. They have no heart for war.
- Paying the price means you don’t stop no matter what. Remember I told you we would target 10 cities? We targeted them alright, but we were shocked by the blow- back from the enemy.
In one city, we walked into a firestorm of divided churches, violent gangs, and massive apathy among the Christians. The result was a disappointing event.
This setback hit me hard, but it points out a reality of spiritual warfare: perseverance. Are we willing to learn from our errors, get back up and attack again with greater force than ever? Are we ready to keep going no matter what? The thought of backing off when a nation and lost souls hang in the balance is too terrible to consider.
Evangelists are supposed to give glowing reports filled with pictures that make donors feel their money is well invested. Are you also willing to weep with us in our disappointments? Will you stay with me if the vision takes a little longer than we first imagined? Will you trust my honesty about our progress?
Are you willing to see how some important victories can’t be quantified in numbers and pictures? After we work with a church, young pastors become permanent revivalists—our workshops jettison hundreds of Christians out of apathy and mediocrity—we mentor other outreach ministries to make them bolder and more effective.
I am not saying we won’t see massive outreaches…those are in the works. What I am saying is that the battle is fierce—we must be fiercer than the battle. I never told you this would be easy…but I know it will be glorious.
Now I want to offer one last question. It is a question that means the world to me:
- Are we doing what we say we do? Every ministry should continually ask itself, “Are we doing what we say we do?” If I write you a letter, can I say without hesitation, we are doing what we say we do?
A ministry must always manage itself toward an outcome. What is the outcome of our efforts? Why are we doing this? Do our actions take us to the goal God gave us? Are we willing to cast everything aside—even good things—if it does not take us to our goal?
When it comes to conviction—when it comes to dedication and hard work—I will put my staff ahead of anyone. Are we doing enough? We are desperate to do much, much more. Are we as effective as we want to be? Not nearly, but we will be. The answer is summed up this way: We will strike at the heart of evil and despair.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.