If I listed everything the church could say ten years ago that she can’t say today—you would be horrified. Without a miracle, your children and grandchildren will have to survive in a world that will totally ban their faith—even scarier, they’ll do it without you.
It is hard to convince many Christians that they are losing their freedom of speech and religion. They either don’t believe it is happening, or they chalk it off to politics. But the erosion of liberty is not only real…it is the greatest threat American Christians have ever faced.
The doctrines of our faith that offend are the Cross, the Blood of Jesus, hell, sexual purity, and marriage. They are already being omitted by preachers who feel the heat. They’ll tell you it’s to reach a bigger audience—trust me, it’s the heat.
What can we do to stop the church from being driven underground? No vessel of God can seriously entertain the idea that we should stop preaching these truths. That can’t be the answer. What then, can we do to reverse this pernicious loss of liberty?
The better question is what does God do when a nation tries to silence His church? The answer came to me suddenly. Hear me out, it is not what you think. It is way beyond petitions, or elections. The revelation I am about to relate to you, struck me with paralyzing clarity. I am amazed I never saw it before.
However, nothing I am about to say will help you—not one point I make will have its intended impact unless you have a heart for it. If you are still in denial about what is happening, I can’t help you—this message can’t help you. If you think I am dispensing alarmist extremism, then you are just another part of the threat.
But, if you want to hear God’s heart on this crisis—if you hunger for more than half-answers, then you have come to the right place. You can ask the Holy Spirit the most important question you could ever ask: What do You do when a nation tries to silence your church? Here it comes.
When the leaders of Jerusalem arrested Peter, they didn’t know what to charge him with or how to punish him. They knew they had to silence the church. There was no doubt about their intention. They were prepared to do anything to stop the Gospel. So what was stopping them? Answer that, and you get the exact marching orders we need today.
What was hindering them was the man who came with Peter and John. This is the crippled beggar at the gate beautiful. This was no ordinary miracle. He occupied the most visible and lucrative begging station in Jerusalem. Everyone knew him. Word of his miracle filled the city. A mad chorus of praise was rising over the eternal city.
Their deep consternation is vividly described in these verses: Acts 4: 14 “And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.”
Their profound dilemma is not lost of Peter. He is seeing the divine solution to government censorship. He has clearly settled on a course of action—the action we need to take today. He leaves, armed with critical information.
He gathers the people of God and orders them to pray. He is about to pray a prayer that is the precise model for our crisis—our threat. Remember that word threat.
Remember I told you that nothing good can come to you from my message unless you see how urgent the hour has become. Peter began his prayer by calling the situation a threat. We must also do this. He prayed:
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.”
Peter is showing us that boldness is essential. Only boldness will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Not only this, he is forever settling the question of preaching. Preaching must not leave anything out. It is by sharing it all, that the church is protected, and able to continue her work.
Next, he is admitting that the vehicle for that boldness is signs and wonders. God must stretch His hand over an angry culture and perform supernatural healings and overrule the agenda of man. Such is the case today. But look at how God answered:
Acts 4: 31 “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Not only were they filled with the Holy Spirit and boldness, but God answered their prayer for miracles. In the next chapter, the very shadow of Peter was healing the masses.
Ignore those who aren’t willing. Set the time and place to go to homes, houses of worship, schools, offices—anywhere where true prayer can be raised to God. Prove this promise and see…the Spirit will fall; you will gain a tongue of fire…miracles will come. I am not talking about self-absorbed emotional light touches. I am talking about undeniable, medically verified, city shaking, divine healings.
And you will see that now, as in that day, no law, no argument, and no politician will be able to silence the church.
By Mario Murillo. I realize this is a post from March it is reposted because this bill passed the Assembly but goes before the CA Senate this Thursday. (Please see important update at this link https://wp.me/p1vrzp-5za
This is no exaggeration. It is not the overreaction of an overly emotional preacher. I challenge you to come up with a different conclusion than I have to this proposed law. Here is what the law will do:
CA/AB 2943 will prohibit resources concerning treatment or ministry in order to reduce or eliminate same sex attraction or gender dysphoria. Essentially, conferences, counseling, teaching, books, or publications, where money is exchanged for the resource, would be prohibited.
No exchange of money can be allowed for a book that suggests recovery from same sex attraction or gender dysphoria? No conference can do so either? Oh wait, the Bible does that. And oh, yeah a Bible Conference will do that.
This is no slippery slope. This is the cliff.
This frontal assault on the Christian faith is a giant step toward outlawing Gospel preaching as hate speech. What will stop them from removing tax exemptions? What will stop them from removing the right to assemble? What will stop them from shutting down any group that doesn’t fall in line with their gender values?
Share this with every believer you know who lives in California!
If you live in California act now. Here’s what to do:
Contact: Assembly Member Ed Chau
Email (most effective): email@example.com or fax to (916) 319-3222.
Phone: (916) 319-2049
Also contact the Republican Consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR THE REST OF US:
How did California get to where it could consider such an attack on the bill of rights? For one thing, deep depravity has settled into the California State Assembly. But like it or not, the other thing was the apathy and ambivalence of Pastors and believers alike. That must be a wake up call to us all.
It is hard to believe that we are seeing the attempt to pass a law to persecute Christians. But it is worse than that: California’s madness could end up punishing Christians across America. If AB2943 becomes law, it will embolden the forces in other states, who hold to these same radical views where you live, to create similar laws. IT IS TIME TO PRAY AND OBEY.
Thanks to Snopes and Facebook we learned that CNN actually doesn’t have a giant washing machine to spin the news before they present it. They are referring to a satirical article in the Website Babylon Bee–a site that parodies everything. Wait, what?
Take a deep breath and consider: Snopes devoted investigative energy into telling you that a washing machine for news does not exist. I am not kidding, people. (Said because kidding or not kidding is sometimes hard to detect).
That’s bad enough, but for Facebook to then issue a threat to punish the Babylon Bee if they did it again is outrageous.
It’s a situation that would be hilarious if it were not so nefarious.
It’s disturbing they can’t take a joke, but it is terrifying they are so in the tank to protect CNN that they can’t see parody. They fact check jokes?
Somewhere in the bowels of Snopes and Facebook lurks paranoid and defensive software—an anxiety ridden algorithm combs the earth to prove itself loyal to the left.
As a side note, a study of cult leaders from Jim Jones to David Koresh showed one consistent trait: No sense of humor.
Biased? Of course. Can you imagine Snopes fact checking Alec Baldwin’s parody of Trump? It would crash the site.
We are watching the new evolution of censorship. It’s not blocking information “because we don’t like it”, but “because we don’t like it, we are going to say it’s a lie.” Not a small difference. And to reach so far as to attack satire smacks of North Korean neurosis.
Here is an ironic question: Is fun fake news being banned to protect actual fake news?
ACTUAL THREAT TO BABYLON BEE BY FACEBOOK:
See below for an update.
Christian satire site The Babylon Bee received a terse warning from Facebook this week after the “independent fact-checkers” at Snopes reported that one of the site’s humor articles was “false.”
Adam Ford, who runs The Babylon Bee, was warned by Facebook that a recent satire article about CNN “contains information disputed by (Snopes.com) an independent fact checker.” Repeat offenders, Ford was told, “will see their distribution reduced and their ability to monetize and advertized [sic] removed.”
The proof America is divine is she survived Obama. The testament to his abomination is that she nearly didn’t. He is on his way out so why should I bother to speak out about him anymore? Here is the reason:
He hates America. He hates Israel. He hates Christians. Those three statements are not my reasons for speaking out about him—in fact, they are bait to illustrate my first point.
People will savage those remarks. They will tell me that I am lying. They will boast that there is not a shred of evidence to support what I have said. Aha! There you have it…it’s the extreme delusion of Obama, the media and his followers that provoked me to write this.
Listen to him! In the last days of his debacle. Per him, he did nothing wrong. He is the best president since Lincoln. He did more to protect Israel than any other president. He created millions of jobs. He never lied. He stabilized the Arab world. He improved race relations in America. He would have beaten Donald Trump.
The delusion that Obama did a good job—when he was far and away the worst president ever—is a threat to our future. You see, Obama is not going to go away. He will continue to make mischief because he is at war with us. Now read what I said back in November of 2015.
He is at war with us.
By Mario Murillo November 17th, 2015
The American pastor Saeed Abedini–held hostage by Iran was set to fly to freedom but they had to wait for another plane to arrive from America first. That plane was most certainly carrying $400 million in cash sent from Obama to Iran. There is also great reason to believe that money will end up in the hands of those who would destroy Israel and America.
In an interview about his release Saeed Abedini was asked, “Were they effectively waiting for the money to come in before they then let you take off?” He answered, “Yeah. They didn’t talk about money. They just told us about the — they told me about the plane. … So, the reason that they said you’re here in the airport is — was just because we are waiting for another plane.”
The Wall Street Journal says “But U.S. officials also acknowledge that Iranian negotiators on the prisoner exchange said they wanted the cash to show they had gained something tangible.
How can this be happening without criminal charges? Because the White House has rigged the system. Obama is at war with us. Hillary will continue his war on us.
However, this article is not about Obama. He is mentioned in it. He is accused in it—he is the villain of it—but it is not about him. This article is about you and me. It is about facing the most horrible fact—we have had to face—since the Civil War.
The man who occupies the White House is at war with us. He is not at war against ISIS. He is not at war against black poverty. He is not at war against unemployment. He is not at war against anything that threatens you. He is at war with you.
The man who has the most power over Americans is actively working to destroy Americans. That is a bitter pill to swallow—but swallow it we must.
But how do I convince you that he is at war against us? I struggled with this for a long time. Then I found an analogy that explains Obama’s destructive style. He acts like a man that has murdered his wife and is trying to cover it up.
The husband is always the first suspect—no matter what. Detectives use a different set of eyes than you and I. The adoring faithful husband is defended by family, friends and neighbors. He has the perfect alibi. He has no history of violence.
However, the police will not rule him out if he begins to act strangely. Say, he shows little sense of loss. He talks more about himself than he does his dead wife. If she is missing, he seems to be going through the motions of trying to find her.
Obama’s reaction to the mass murder in Paris is a perfect example. It is the same, tired, brain-numbing non response to terror. He is sorry, but not really. He keeps up the appearance of a caring husband who—having done away with his wife—feigns sorrow. He has done this after every terror attack.
Sherlock Holmes said, “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” When you eliminate the impossible about Obama here is what is left: He is motivated by hate. He hates America. He hates Christianity. He hates Israel.
All of his policies carry this one universal criterion: How much it will damage the people I hate. Use that formula and all of the lights will suddenly go on. He blocks energy independence, a secure border, a jobs program or anything else that would better our lives.
His foreign, environmental, economic, immigration, and educational, policies fail by design—not incompetence. He ruined our healthcare; enflames racial division; foments student unrest, and endangers the lives of police officers by design.
He bullies Israel but gives billions to her mortal enemies.
Here is what is really chilling: Even after it was proven that the killers in Paris were Syrian refugees, he will still force us to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees. Is he actually working toward terrorism here at home?
His zeal to end America Israel and Christianity is so great—I seriously believe he would wreak havoc—declare martial law, stay in office beyond his current term—to finish the job.
If you are a true Christian and you want to stop Obama…then stop doing these things:
1.Stop denying that he is at war against you and your children’s future. Face it! How can you do what Christ wants you to do against this evil if you will not admit the evil?
We cannot stop Obama unless we face the fact that he is at war with us. All God-fearing, freedom-loving people must unify against him. The unity and resolve required to stop him can come only after we face the ugly truth.
2. Quit saying all we need to do is pray. No one ever prayed like Jesus. No one ever understood prayer Like Jesus. No one valued prayer like Jesus. And yet, He did not just pray. He went forth in the power of the Spirit. He rebuked the king—He turned over the tables of the money changers and He verbally blistered the Pharisees. He did not just pray—He acted on His prayers.
Well,of course we need to pray. I intercede daily. But to say that all we should do is pray is a cop out. If you believe that the sole response to Obama should be prayer then you are doing a disservice—not only to America—but to prayer. Prayer always ends in acts of obedience.
In Acts 4:29 Peter prayed “Lord look on their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness we may speak Your Word.” Try this the next time you pray—Ask for boldness and guidance. Ask to know your place in stopping the war on Israel, Christianity and everything that made America great. After you pray…you have to take a stand.
(Special note: I do not believe that the Sunday pulpit should be a constant flow of tirades against Obama. It should be well-placed and relevant to the instruction of the people. It should be done to inform believers about why we believe what we believe so they can answer the persecution of the culture. What I am saying is that it is odd if you do not know where your pastor stands on these issues.)
Your time, talent and money should not be going to the compromised church. Shift your support. Begin to strengthen the arm of those who are risking all to oppose this tyrant.
4. Stop abusing love. It is not hateful to oppose Obama—it is love. To be silent in face of hatred is hatred itself. When we remain silent we do not practice love; we hate God’s Word; we hate holiness; we hate truth; we hate sacrifice and courage.
Stop worrying about what millennials think. Stop worrying about our public persona. When the truth comes out a grateful generation will thank us for intervening against destruction.
5. Quit saying “I am not going to do anything because it won’t make any difference.” Revivals can be traced to a single person. Do not say that great movements cannot begin with small groups in unpromising circumstances. Indeed, that is exactly how all great movements have been born.
You have come to the kingdom for such a time as this. You cannot waste one more moment in fear or self-pity. God can take your simple prayer and willingness and add His amazing power and wisdom to your endeavors.
What if God has been waiting a hundred years for you to come along—discard fear and doubt—take up the sword of the Lord—and plunge it into the heart of darkness?
Stopping the Nation Killing Machine
By Mario Murillo
Hollywood, pop singers, sports figures, politicians, tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon along with countless college professors are turning our children’s minds into a nation-killing machine.
This coalition has untold billions of dollars at their disposal. They control the airwaves—and through Obama and Clinton, the FBI and the IRS. They can rig elections.
Months ago this would have sounded like a tinfoil cone conspiracy—not anymore.
Now let’s talk about what God is doing.
As a kid, I liked monster movies. (We are indeed in a monster movie right now.) Those of you old enough to remember the black and white monster movies featured giant insects, aliens and people. The culprit was almost always the A-Bomb tests.
There were two elements in those movies: 1. A dark moment of hopelessness when all weapons failed. 2. A controversial scientist who worked out of a barn.
The military reluctantly had to use the weapon from the barn…the monster was defeated.
I freely admit that Mario Murillo Ministries is that scientist working out of the barn. When this beast of political correctness first oozed out of the swamp, we started warning the church.
We declared that signs and wonders and the conviction of the Holy Spirit are the only weapons for a brain-washed generation.
We declared that we needed to stop fearing politicians and call them out.
We said young minds needed to hear why the teaching of Jesus is divine and they needed to hear the truth about American history.
Then the name-calling and ridicule began. We were told it would never work. We were roundly criticized and rejected. None of this stopped us from finishing our divine training under the Holy Spirit.
The images you see in this blog are snapshots of outreach this summer. It was a summer of supernatural transformations and no compromise.
Leaders see how the make nice gospel is only making things worse. Influential pastors are breaking with tradition and joining us on the frontline. Most of all…there is a growing recognition that this weapon can kill the monster.
In an added piece of exciting news…phase one of our World Headquarters is now complete. We have secured…and paid cash for a suite of offices in Sparks, Nevada. The name of our offices is The War Room. This is our new “barn” and brain center for the next phase of our national invasion to bring Living Proof to the youth of America.
I think more likely, Trump will win rather easily, and win going away as he did the Republican primaries. I expect him to carry states like Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, maybe even Pennsylvania. Why?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
ELECTORAL COLLEGE MATH, AND WHY I THINK TRUMP WILL WIN
As Donald Trump has caught up with Hillary Clinton in the polls, he has likewise closed the gap in the electoral college. Ipsos/Reuters says the race to 270 votes is now nearly tied. Many are focusing on Maine, which allocates its electoral college votes by Congressional district, and where one district going for Trump might change the result.
A reader who has been studying the numbers sends a link to 538 (“Democrats Should Panic … If The Polls Still Look Like This In A Week”) and adds:
I presume Trump wins Nevada. Adjusting for that, if this is accurate Trump loses 265 – 273. So he needs New Hampshire desperately to tie, and then win in the House…or NH plus Maine’s 2nd Congressional District for a bare win 270 – 268, second closest in history.
That could be right. But I think more likely, Trump will win rather easily, and win going away as he did the Republican primaries. I expect him to carry states like Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, maybe even Pennsylvania. Why? Two reasons.
The first can be explained with an old story from the world of marketing:
A company came out with a new dog food, and hired an advertising firm to promote the product. The ad agency placed commercials on television and ads in magazines; millions of dollars went into the campaign. The commercials and ads were first-rate, but still the dog food did not sell. The client called a meeting at the ad agency and demanded to know what had gone wrong.
After a moment of silence, the leader of the ad agency team explained: “The dogs don’t like it.”
Hillary Clinton can be re-launched, re-packaged, and protected by a phalanx of reporters. The liberal establishment can do its best to jam her down our throats. But we–the voters–don’t like her. And the more we see of her, the more our dislike is confirmed. She is too weak a candidate to be elected president.
Second, everyone knows that the press is trying to elect Hillary, and most Americans resent it. Every day, editors and reporters try to inflict an anti-Trump theme on the rest of us. Today’s hysteria revolves around Trump’s comments on Hillary’s hypocrisy regarding gun control:
She goes around with armed bodyguards like you have never seen before. I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. They should disarm. Right? Right? I think they should disarm immediately. What do you think? Yes? Yes. Yeah. Take their guns away. She doesn’t want guns. … Let’s see what happens to her. Take their guns away, okay? It would be very dangerous.
Trump obviously was making the point that he and countless others have made many times before: liberals like Hillary Clinton, who are protected 24/7 by armed guards, are deeply hypocritical when they try to disarm millions of Americans who don’t have taxpayer-funded protection and rely on their own firearms for self-defense. The point is a powerful one, which is why liberal reporters don’t want to acknowledge it. Instead, they absurdly pretend that Trump was hinting that Hillary should be assassinated.
This kind of thing fools no one. Millions of Americans are quietly fuming over the press’s overreach, going over the top, day after day, to defeat Donald Trump. The blowback is building, and will continue building until election day.
At one point, when I was opposing Trump during the GOP primaries, I said to the press: Stop attacking Trump! Liberal reporters often began with a valid point, but their hysterical hatred for Trump caused them to go too far, making arguments that were patently unfair and unsustainable. Therefore, the more they attacked Trump the more his support grew. The same thing is happening now: most Americans have a pretty good sense of fair play, and they know that Trump is being treated badly by the establishment–a group for whom most Americans have no great affection.
Much more could be said, and will be between now and November 8. But let’s leave it there for now. Like most observers, I have usually been wrong this year, so there is no reason why anyone should pay much attention. But, for what it is worth, I don’t think this year’s election will turn out to be a nail-biter. Nor will it be a landslide, but I do expect a relatively easy win for Donald Trump in both the popular vote and the electoral college.
Could Trump screw it up by making a horrible blunder? Of course. But I think there is a greater chance of disaster coming from the Clinton campaign.