Breaking news regarding Mario Murillo’s spine condition. 

As many know, this injury began on January 29th.  As a direct result, all outreaches had to be cancelled.  Living Proof Las Vegas was the most affected by this attack on my spine.

Logic said to pass on Las Vegas until next year.  Logic made me angry.  I finally told my staff “the next thing we do is Vegas no matter what.”  That meant severe financial exposure if we eliminated events that were ready to go, in favor of one we had to build again from scratch.

We made a decision by faith to keep everything intact in Las Vegas.

-We went ahead with the luncheon back in April, and the tent would go up before Mother’s day as promised.

-We kept the crew of nearly 50 workers in Las Vegas.

-The meter kept running on the hotels, the airline tickets, and a long list of items that go into a tent crusade.  We went ahead and gave away 20,000 card invitations, and 1,000 posters on schedule.

-We are talking tens of thousands of dollars with no guarantee I could preach at this event.

I laid in the back of an SUV for 8 hours to go to the luncheon. I had hoped to preach to the 90 plus leaders who came to lunch.  The best I could do was stand for 7 minutes before I had to recline on a chair.  That was almost devastating.

We bravely soldiered on and fired up the troops.  Right afterwards, I was bundled into the backseat for another 8 hours back to Reno.  In the natural, there was still no reason to believe I would be ready by Mother’s day.

Don’t forget, even at this rate—if you understand my condition—my recovery has been remarkable.  What we needed was a breakthrough that overruled medical science.

Here’s the breaking news: I took a power walk and I will never forget what happened on that walk.  This is the first day we can publicly state that I am ready to stand and minister in the power of God.  We will be in Las Vegas and many souls will be saved and healed.  The breakthrough we trusted God for has come! 

Now on to more breaking news…

As Frank Saldana and his workers set up the tent, Frank had to stop because the presence of God was so strong it made him weep.  That’s before any meeting!  There’s more…

The chief of police contacted us because he heard about the ten prayer tents we have in the neighborhoods.  He sent officers to show us the best locations and watch over us.

The people of God even prayed in a break in the heat next week!

What Satan meant for evil, God has turned to good.  I am coming to Vegas with pent-up Pentecost!  If you live anywhere near Las Vegas don’t even think of missing my first miracle services since January.  All Glory goes to Jesus for this miracle. Hallelujah!

 

One false move would be devastating. But I had to take this step of faith

By Mario Murillo.  I have not preached since January 29th.   I could easily re-injure my spine and be out for several more months.  All I have to do is trip once.  Any slip, or fall, would throw me back to square one…or worse.   All this ran through my mind.
I could not fly on a jet.  I would have to lay across the back seat of a car for 439 miles to Las Vegas and another 439 miles back. 16 hours!  I must watch every move I made.  I would feel anxiety anytime we’d hit a bump or the car jerked.
Every moment I was away from home was a risk.  It had to be God.  Mechelle and I had to have a clear word from God to go.
There was a deep fire in me to go.  First of all, Satan had attacked me because we are  bringing the Gospel with signs and wonders to Las Vegas.
I knew that without a core of leaders backing us, we could not hope to do this outreach.  Not only this, but we had cancelled on them twice and I couldn’t bring myself to make them wait any longer.
Then that voice that has been unmistakable since the day I was called to preach said “go.”

We’ve all prayed prayers for travelling mercies before a trip.  You can imagine what ours was like.  I will not bore you with the details of the road.  I will only tell you that a palpable protection covered our trip.
Although, at one point the enemy tried to torture my mind.  He reminded me that many leaders might not show up because they weren’t sure I was even coming. “You’re putting your life in your hands to talk to a handful of people. You don’t even know how long you can minister.”
The day finally ended.  Safe in our hotel in Las Vegas I now prepared my heart to speak to whoever shows up.  What an amazing feeling the next day when they told me that over 90 pastors and leaders were ready to hear the Word of God.
They were beyond ready.  The pulled on the anointing.  I knelt on the floor.  I paced the room.  I sat in a chair on stage.  The point is that I was able to passionately cast the vision for Living Proof Las Vegas.  I ministered for over an hour!  A fired up army is born!
I got home safely.  I had no damage to my spine.  Now I know I will be ready for the tent when we begin a mighty crusade on Sunday Mother’s day May 13th until Friday the 18th.
Please pray for this crusade.  Please pray for the Mother’s day outreach especially.  We are using a new tactic.  Door to door in the inner city, we are giving away roses to every mom.  We are asking them to order their sons and daughters to come to the tent as their gift for Mother’s day.
All I can tell you is that the enemy suffered a great defeat.  Unity, faith and joy drenched us all in this meeting.  I would go so far as to say that I have never had a more powerful luncheon with leaders in 50 years of ministry.

GOD HAS MIRACULOUSLY RESTORED SOMETHING

 

Like the happy ending of your favorite black and white movie, something amazing has happened at the last moment.  I have been trying to find the right words to tell you about this.

The emotional roller coaster my wife I have been trapped on for almost ten weeks has ended.  But that is not the miracle I am about to relate to you.

7 weeks ago, I was tortured by the fear of never walking again.  When that nightmare passed we rejoiced with joy unspeakable.  That is still not the miracle I am going to share.

Until 4 days ago, I faced the certainty of a surgical procedure that would go through my abdomen (leavening an 8-inch horizontal scar) to get to my lower spine and fuse vertebrae together.   As you know the surgeon took a fresh look at X-rays and overruled a previous diagnosis—no surgery.  Again that is not the miracle subject of this post.

God has done so many impossible things.  However, one great impossibility remained.  To aid you in appreciating the impossibility I must bring up the word momentum.

Momentum is the key to our outreaches.  We are firmly committed to groundwork.  We are very different than many ministries, for one very urgent reason: we strive to have non-Christians in our meetings.  We refuse to set up our tent and have every seat filled with saints.  We must have lost souls.  We must have addicts, gang members, the homeless, and runaways in our meetings.

To do that requires a minimum amount of advance work.  We have to work the ground, train volunteers, set a mass of people to prayer.   This is why Living Proof Las Vegas became impossible.  It was over.

I told my wife and staff that even if I received a miracle of healing and was cleared from surgery it was simply too late for Las Vegas.  I kept that in my heart until the very last minute.  Even after I walked out of the neurosurgeon’s office, I still knew it was too late for Las Vegas.

Then something happened that has never happened before in the 50 years of this ministry: God said, “check again and you will see that the momentum has been miraculously protected.”  I really did not understand what that meant…until I checked.

Impossibly, over 50 leaders are locked in to have lunch with me this next Saturday in Las Vegas.  Impossibly, our teams, and volunteers have stayed prepared and believe they can saturate the at-risk neighborhoods with thousands of invitation cards and posters in just 72 hours.  Impossibly, the crew that handles everything from delivering our tent and chairs, lights, sound and a myriad of other items has remained on standby even though they could have been committed to other projects.

When I examined the momentum, I discovered how right God was.  This is a miracle unlike any we have ever seen.  The core of our army is a living expression of 2 Chronicles 29: 36 which says, “36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.”  Suddenly, everything we had worked for so hard for in Las Vegas has been restored.  Rejoice with me!

Now however, I must make a strong appeal to you.

-First I am asking you to think about how angry Satan was about our going to Las Vegas.  I want you to absorb the reason why this attack was so vicious.  The enemy knows something devastating is going to happen to his stronghold.  He knows God would break chains, evict devils, and release prisoners on a grand scale.

-Next, help me get pastors and leaders to our luncheon this Saturday at noon. If you live anywhere near Las Vegas and you are a pastor or leader, please join me and Mechelle for a free luncheon. Or, if are not in Las Vegas and you know pastors and leaders in the area, please encourage them to be at this luncheon.  The location is Grapevine Fellowship 800 North Bruce Street Las Vegas NV 89101.  Call us at 775 238 3473 or click here to make your reservation online.  mariomurillo.org    Please act now.

Finally, get involved!  Begin praying fervently for this historic outreach to Las Vegas.  If you live anywhere near Las Vegas come to the tent.  Bring those who need Jesus, who need healing, who need to be set free.

The hand of God is heavy on this outreach.  Anyone who gets involved will see miracles and obtain great favor from God.  Any church that gets involved will be sowing the seeds of revival within their own congregation.  Beloved this is it…something has been miraculously restored.

 

TODAY—IN A CHURCH THAT DOESN’T THINK IT’S BIG—REVIVAL FIRE WILL FALL

Right now a pastor is strangely restless about this Sunday.  They feel a disturbance in the spirit realm. They may have just been awakened from sleep to get up, pray and make drastic changes.  They are tossing out their prepared sermon and frantically writing something new.  The same troubling is in the people.  Something about this morning feels different—very different.
This is the Sunday after Easter and the attendance is supposed to be low.  That’s why God thinks it’s perfect for the fire to fall.  Ask me how I know.
This afternoon I felt a vicious attack of Satan—not just on me, it felt widespread.  I dove into my prayer room to understand. The Holy Spirit explained that Satan can tell when he is about to suffer a great loss and it enraged him.  He knows fire is coming to a church somewhere—this Sunday.
Then the Lord reminded me of the message He had me write called Small Churches God’s secret weapon.  (You can use this link to read it)  https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5rP
That was my first warning about what would happen this Sunday.  The fuse may be something completely surprising.  It may ignite at the first note of a song.  A bold saint may march to the front and kneel and start praying.  A complete stranger may walk in and ask of 5 minutes to address the people.  The pastor might strike lightning in the pulpit and preach from a dimension the people will seize for revival.   
No matter how it begins—look out!   Weeping will come automatically.  Repentance will appear without effort.  Healings will stun the onlookers.  The pure and righteous excitement of a true revival will capture the church.
Somewhere in America, the early symptoms of a divine takeover are already present.  Today a church that thinks its small and perhaps unimportant, or even forgotten, is about to have heaven come down on them—a downpour of Glory.
This not just a warning, and a promise,  it’s instructions.  I am writing you instructions that are not mine…they are His.  Do not do church as usual.  Pastor God may order you to confess “we are the church where fire will fall this morning.”  That simple declaration may be all it takes to touch off the explosion.
God is going to overrule the church schedule.  There may be a total suspension of programs and extended meetings.  Don’t try to bring in a guest unless you get a direct order.  I leave you with these timeless instruction from R.A. Torrey:
“When any church can be brought to the place where they will recognize their need of the Holy Spirit, and take their eyes off from all men, and surrender absolutely to the Holy Spirit’s control, and give themselves to much prayer for His outpouring, and present themselves as His agents, having stored the Word of God in their heads and hearts, and then look to the Holy Spirit to give it power as it falls from their lips, a mighty revival in the power of the Holy Ghost is inevitable.”

AFTER THIS IS OVER, WILL I EVER PRAY FOR THE SICK AGAIN?

By Mario Murillo.  Our crusades focus on winning souls and healing the sick.  We can never stop praising God for the abundance of miracles we have seen.  However, in the depths of my infirmity, the enemy came and said, “look at you, God has not miraculously healed you.  How can you ever pray for the sick again?”
Once again, Satan has made a critical mistake by lying to me.  I received a miraculous touch that greatly reduced my pain.  The rest will come through doctors—which is still a healing.  But that isn’t the real news.  I gained a revelation that will help me for the rest of my life.
Let me explain. This was an attack of the devil.  I have no doubt it was tied to our crusade in Las Vegas.  Something about our coming crusade has enraged hell.   However, God seized the situation for His own ends by turning this into a crash course, jammed packed with one lesson after another.
Paul’s thorn in the flesh has been debated for thousands of years.  Some say it was sickness, others say it was an oppressive spirit.  I know better than to try and shed light on something I know nothing about.  What I do know is the amazing attitude change that it brought in Paul.
Let me say something about attitude: It is everything!  In military language attitude refers to the fighting will of an army.  There are only 4 possible attitudes for an army: offense, defense, desertion, or détente (compromise with the enemy).  Paul’s military attitude was most definitely to stay on the offensive.

Not everyone who reads this will be able to handle what I say next.  Great power rested on Paul.  Some of it was visions, and supernatural visits to heaven…however, a major part of it was the healing miracles that followed his ministry.  He concluded that “in order for me not to get the big head, God allowed things to happen that made me weak.”  (infirmities?)  But why?
Couldn’t it look to people that Paul’s situation is a contradiction?  He was giving out miracles abundantly, even on the occasions when he needed one himself.  Instead of allowing that to be an insult, he wore it like a badge of honor.  “If me being weak is what it takes to see a great flow of miracles so be it!”   Here’s what 2 Corinthians 12: 9 says, “Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses…”
There needs to be a defiant attitude in us whenever we are attacked.  We need to understand what Satan is trying to stop.  We should resolve to increase the amount of whatever it was that made him mad.
I leave you with a final example:  Peter was ordered to stop healing the sick in Acts 4.  They threatened him with severe punishment.  His reaction leaves no doubt by how he prayed right after they let him go.  Acts 4: 29 “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus.”
After this is over I will pray for more healings, greater healings, constant healings—so many that the enemy will bitterly regret attacking this ministry.

TIME FOR THE EAGLES TO LEAVE THE TURKEY YARD

It is clear.  As madness spreads—and the church wrings its hands—it is time for the eagles to leave the turkey yard.  You know who you are.  There’s a fire inside you can’t put out.  You are ruined for church incorporated.
For too long, you’ve been told to be a good little birdie.  “Don’t ruffle any feathers.”  You can’t stomach the stale kernels they toss at you.  You must have fresh meat.  All around you, the turkeys peck at the ground.  All you can see is the clouds and skies where you belong.
Your home is in the glory.  Your place is alongside the heroes of faith that changed the course of nations.  Survival teaching sickens you.  The idea that tepid happiness is the goal enrages you.
You made the mistake of looking at old YouTube videos.  You saw Oral Roberts.  You saw Kathryn Kuhlman.  You saw Smith Wigglesworth.  You jumped up and screamed “where are the miracles today!?”
( check out my blog The price of God’s miracle working power  https://wp.me/p1vrzp-53e   )

You made the mistake of putting on old preaching tapes.  You heard men and women preaching fire!  They didn’t do monologues.  They pulled the pin out of Bible verses, and flung them to explode on the souls of their audience.  You heard people sobbing at altars.  You heard them linger until something real and lasting transformed them.
Then something really painful happened to you…you looked at your generation. You saw the national cancer of wickedness.  You saw the insane brain washing.  You saw the limp-wristed tactics of the church.
You became like David staring at the paralyzed army of Israel before Goliath.  WHY DOESN’T SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING!  It is too late for you.  The die is cast.  You’ve gone too far.  You know too much.  You better leave before you hurt someone.
“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles.”  Prayer is your escape from the prison yard of compromise and mediocrity. We’re not talking about the gobble-gobble prayers you heard in the yard—we’re talking about falling before God till you come forth as pure gold.
What are we talking about?  Prayer that heaven can’t resist and hell can’t stand.  Prayer that breaks the grip of ancient strongholds of demons.  Prayer that makes students begin to weep on campus and not know why.  Prayer that fills one with the Holy Spirit—removes fear, and installs unshakable courage to tell a generation the real Gospel—the mighty Gospel—the unapologetic, undeniable, unstoppable power of God.

Eagles dare while turkeys stare.  Eagles come out of prayer fully convinced of their destiny and goal.  Let mistaken millennials protest against the AR-15.  You take hold of John 17:15 “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.”  That is your battle cry!  You don’t want out.  You know He will keep you from the evil one! You are ready to soar into any nest of evil and destroy the works of the devil.
Where eagles gather power is present.  Where eagles gather deep purposes are revealed.  Where eagles gather there’s no self-pity, no encounter session, and no hiding.  They are equipped, they are ignited, they are fitted for war.
Eagles must have a challenge.  They yearn for a cause that will summon up all of their strength, talent and time.  The want something that they can easily imagine doing the rest of their life.  It’s time for you to fly out of the turkey yard and never look back.

Breaking news from Mario Murillo

This is very difficult for me to write.  The only reason I ever went public about my illness is it became absolutely necessary.  I don’t like health updates.  They seem so self-serving.  Of course I want prayer, but who needs gory details?

Please read the following verses so you’ll better understand  what I am about to tell you.

Philippians 2: 25 “Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need; 26 since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem; 30 because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.”

So much of what I want to tell you is packed in these verses.

My first point is found in verse 26: “since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.”

Epaphroditus was more concerned for those who were distressed by his illness than he was about his illness.  Likewise, I only want to write to reassure anyone who has been concerned about my illness.  I am deeply grateful for your prayers and your love.

So here is the latest:  I can now walk for about 3-4 minutes.  Doesn’t sound that great but believe me it is. I have a way to go, but I come a long,long way.

Now about my healing.   Verse 27 says, “For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him.”  This is the most important thing we will ever learn about divine healing:  It’s all about mercy, Paul was right to call it mercy.  It is not a coincidence that blind Bartmaeus screamed, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.”

Healing is an act of mercy no matter how much we try to make it an obligation.   When I see people yell at God and badger Him about how He has to heal them I cringe.  Even though my healing is progressive, I am overcome by God’s mercy on me.

Verse 30 helped me understand how I got injured.  I overdid it.  So did Epaphroditus.  Paul makes that very clear, and then inserts a not so subtle correction on the Philippians: “because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.”  Epaphroditus exhausted himself making up for what others neglected.  So did I.  Here’s why…

Soul winning has fallen into disfavor among some big name preachers.  That is why the field is so great and the laborers are so few.  But working myself into exhaustion to make up for that neglect, was not wise.  But there is an even greater reason I was attacked.

Satan viciously attacked my body because of Las Vegas.  I can’t let go of that fact.  What did he fear would happen while I was there?  Now here are the verses that explain what I am going to do.

Acts 14:2,3 says “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren. Therefore, they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”

The word that jumped out at me in Acts 14 is the word THEREFORE.  The devil tried to stop them, therefore they stayed.  So here is my announcement:  I am going to Las Vegas no matter what.  We will do nothing else until we are done in Las Vegas.

I brought my leaders to my house and told them, “Satan has attacked me.  He is telling me to stay away from Las Vegas.”  Then I challenged them, “What are we going to do about it?!”  They wholeheartedly agreed—Satan will not stop us from going to Las Vegas. 

Then I contacted the leaders and workers in Las Vegas and told them our plan.  I thought their disappointment would hurt our momentum.  Instead, it has boomeranged on the devil.  It has increased the size of our outreach.  Now, it will be bigger, stronger and deeper than our original plan.  This short delay will have devastating effects on the powers of darkness.

Allowing for more than reasonable time for my full recovery here is what we are doing:

On Saturday April 14th at noon, a large number of pastors and leaders will meet with me for lunch. The luncheon is at Grapevine fellowship located at 800 North Bruce Street Las Vegas Nevada 89101. Please reserve seats for you and your group by calling 775 238 3473 or go to mariomurillo.org

The tent meeting will begin on Mother’s day, Sunday May 13 and go till Friday the 18th. We are coming fully charged with the power of God.  We have boots on the ground!  Soldiers are coming to our side.  This Living Proof Tent Crusade will feature the widest range of ministries to touch human need we have ever seen.

We will open the flood gates of heaven in the abyss of human suffering in this city.  Never—and I mean never—has the fire for winning souls burned so hot within me.  Devil, you did your worst. Now, in Las Vegas, we will do our best.

To all of you who have sacrificed and given to this holy cause…rest assured, your seed will now produce an even greater harvest.   Fasten your seat belt…things are about to get amazing.