MODESTO: THE VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD

Apparently, California is not what it seems. By actual count, there were 2,000 people at the tent crusade on a Thursday Night. We had to start the worship at 5:45 p.m., because the tent was full—and because the people had to worship God, or the very rocks would cry out.

Every child of God and every patriot who loves America, needs this news. The State that prides itself on being further left than Karl Marx. The State that boasts of uber-wokeness and total domination of the people, is starting to look like a modern Goliath facing a new David.

Tonight, did not just happen in a vacuum. The day before this, Frank Saldana and his team led 500 warriors—think of that 500! They took to the mean streets of Modesto and started witnessing. They won souls all over town. But they did not leave it there. They forced the issue of miracles. They laid hands on the sick and God healed people all over the city!

Anticipation is a funny word. It is the only one that I can find which can describe Thursday afternoon in Modesto. Anticipation that something not of this world was going to happen that night, hung over the town.

It would be a full evening. I was instructed by the Lord to preach two entire sermons that night. This, to a culture that can barely handle one! The first one was a soul winning sermon entitled, Progressive Suicide.  The second was entitled, The Vengeance of our God.

Seizing Isaiah 61 and 2 Timothy 3, I told the many lost souls in the tent, that, “You are literally killing yourself by resisting Jesus!” I told them that their condition was foretold in the Bible. A day when men would destroy their own emotions and create fierce demon-possessed times. I told them that evil would dominate and create unnatural feelings that could not be controlled. “You are committing progressive suicide!”

2 Timothy 3:1-5, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

Then I quoted Isaiah 53:5, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.”

Then I told them what Jesus did on the cross to remove the curse of these times and to save them from judgment.  This was all it took to flood the front of the tent with addicts, and to cause the homeless, gang members, and every-day hurting people to surrender to Jesus.

The next sermon, The Vengeance of our God, was designed by the Lord to enflame revival in the entire Central Valley. God was enraged at the villains who ravaged the cities along Highway 99.  In 2010, according to statistics, 5 of the top ten worst places to live in America were along this highway.

In Luke 13:15-16, a woman was loosed from eighteen years of being bent over by the devil. Jesus not only healed her, out of love, but also out of vengeance! “The Lord then answered (the ruler of the synagogue) and said, “Hypocrite! Does not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or donkey from the stall, and lead it away to water it? So, ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound—think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bondage on the Sabbath?” 

Then I quoted Isaiah 61:1, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me
to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn.”

I told the people, “This tent crusade is the beginning of payback.” I said, “God told me, ‘Mario, I want you to go to Highway 99 to pay the devil back for what he has done.’”

But the devil is not the only one to pay.

Politicians will pay for stealing water from the farmers. Throwing homeowners into foreclosure. Writing prescriptions that created addicts. Throwing single mothers into a cold, bureaucratic system. Teaching children to hate America. God will judge the gang-lords from L.A. and Mexico who came to this valley and destroyed whole neighborhoods. Sacramento will pay for locking down churches.

God is going to open their eyes. He is going to show them Who loves them, and He will restore families. God is going to pull out hate, fear, and addiction. To loose the people of the Central Valley, the way He loosed that daughter of Abraham!

This must have been enough for the Holy Spirit, because a blanket of healing power fell on 2,000 people. At this hour, we still have no idea of how many people were healed!

We do know that God picked people out of the crowd and, with surgical accuracy, gave urgent details of their conditions so that they would receive instantaneous healings. This happened so often that it shattered unbelief all over the room.

There was a precious woman who, like so many others this night, found out she could walk―and the look of joy and humility was unforgettable. Many conditions were healed en masse. I do not know of any illness that was left out! One woman, with tears of joy running down her face, was set free from several conditions that had caused her excruciating pain for fifteen years!

It is impossible for one tent to hold this much joy. The joy of lost souls busting out of Satanic prisons. The joy of pastors realizing that a golden era of miracles and revival will live on in their region. The joy of so many sick people finally, finally free of agonizing pain. Indeed, Heaven is taking vengeance on the devil and his minions in Modesto!

Acts 8:8, “And there was great rejoicing in that city!”

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Unfolding in California

I walk into the tent in Paradise and it is standing room only.  This is impossible. When the Lord ordered me to do this, I assumed it would be a test of my willingness to preach to an almost empty tent.

This is a vision that had all the promise of a candle in the wind. Here in Paradise, California, you can’t drink the water. The power grid is still sketchy and cell service is limited. It’s a good long walk to the restrooms. But that is just the start. All around are the rubble and wreckage of the fire.  For locals, there is little here but agonizing and terrifying memories. That’s why most of the residents are gone and why they stay away.

Still, God said to do it. And here I am doing it. I am so shocked and thrilled at the turnout that I forget my real challenge: What do I say to this community? They not only lost homes, they lost loved ones. They have heard every trite phrase and pat answer. How do you preach to people who feel as though they have lost everything?

The Holy Spirit is having amazing mercy on me. He gave me fresh insight into these verses:

Isaiah 61: 1“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…”

The explosive worship ends and I stand to begin preaching. The first words out of my mouth are the verses you have read above. What comes next is a step by step declaration of this devastated city coming back stronger than ever. Here are the points:

-Beauty for ashes, means a trade. God is telling you to bring your ashes and trade them for His crowning glory. You can hold onto the sense of loss and devastation or you can trade it for a new day. We have come to Paradise to bring the promise of a new day.

-Don’t say you have lost everything. Stop saying, “I have lost everything.” You can’t say that unless you are confessing that God is not your source.  Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

-Let the works of God be displayed. We can torture ourselves searching for reasons why this happened or we can let the works of God be displayed. The disciples wanted to know why a man was born blind.

John 9: 1 says: “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.””

Those words, “that the works of God should be revealed in him” are—in my opinion—an inadequate rendering of the true meaning of this text. The King James Version was written when there was a strong, perhaps too strong of an emphasis, on the belief that everything that happened, happened because God caused it. The implication here is that God blinded this man. A better rendering is, “neither he nor his parents sinned, but in order to let the works of God be displayed in him, I must work the works of Him Who sent me. The night comes when no man can work.”

Quit torturing yourself by questioning why something happened, instead, let God display His power because time is of the essence.  That is the message for Paradise, California.  LET THE WORKS OF GOD BE DISPLAYED!

Then the works of God were displayed that night in the tent. There is no time for me to tell you, nor can I find the words to describe the flood of healings and salvation that came in the tent. Something beautiful, powerful and lasting is unfolding in Paradise.  And, as we have seen so often in California, the harvest is great and the laborers are few. And that takes me to point of this blog.

God gave me a dream and I saw Highway 99 turn into a river of salvation and healing. From the day I was ordered to hold meetings that will take our tent from the top to the bottom of this highway, we have collided with the impossible.  There was no money. There was little support from Christian organizations. There was resistance so great that I felt I was in direct contact with hell.

The cycle of this tour is always the same. We find a tent site. We face obstacles that are insurmountable. Then something happens—it always happens. The impenetrable wall crumbles before us. The immovable resistance to the work of God rolls away. The tent goes up. We string the lights, set up the stage. We fire up the generator. Then the people−who everyone tells us will never show up−come in droves.  Then the straightforward message−that no one is supposed to respond to−cuts to the heart of lost souls and they take the Kingdom by force. Now the tent is going south to Stockton.

In Stockton California—possibly the top city for murder and prostitution—we have won the right to use the most visible and prized location: The Weber Point Event Center. This, too, is impossible. Here again, we are facing total resistance. We are back to square one having our faith tested and, yet again, we see the mighty hand of God on our mission.

Some churches do not want us here. But just as soon as we start to feel discouraged about that, other churches jump in and rally to our cause.  Over and over again, we see the Hand of God break through—often at the last minute.

The crowds are growing because people are following us from one tent crusade to the next one. THERE’S AN ARMY RISING UP! We also know the warfare of the next one will be fiercer than the last.

Every demon in hell is committed to stopping the Stockton tent crusade. But, once again, they will fail. Once again, the Holy Spirit will find a way where there is no way.

What is unfolding in California as we journey south on Highway 99, is an act of God that should cause you to rejoice. With every mile we cover, we watch myths and falsehoods die. The most carefully guarded secret of Satan is California’s hunger for God.

Stockton is next! Please−come join us if you can. Each and every night, we are watching God obliterate that lie! Hallelujah!