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!

Marys healing

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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Leave the Gay talk in America

 

NAIROBI, Kenya — President Barack Obama heads to Kenya this week for a global economic summit. It will be Obama’s first visit as president to his father’s homeland.

While some hope the trip will bring closer ties between our two countries, there’s one subject many Kenyans don’t want the president to talk about: gay rights and same-sex marriage.

The streets are already buzzing in anticipation of his arrival, with polls showing Obama enjoys widespread popularity among Kenyans.

“I think this is a guy who really appreciates his roots,” said one resident of the capital city.

“Because he is our brother, we welcome him,” Peter, from Nairobi, said.

The president’s visit, however, is not without controversy.

Seven hundred Kenyan evangelical pastors have written an open letter asking the president not to come to their country and talk about the gay agenda.

Mark Kariuki is the key architect of that letter. He leads an alliance representing 38,000 churches and 10 million Kenyan Christians.

“We do not want him to come and talk on homosexuality in Kenya or push us to accepting that which is against our faith and culture,” Kariuki said.

Kariuki welcomes the president’s visit but says leave “the gay talk” in America.

“Let him talk about development; let him talk about cooperation; let him talk about the long-time relationship Kenya has had with America,” he said. “But about our beliefs and culture– keep off!”

Obama has used previous trips to Africa to urge governments to respect gay rights. Kariuki said the open letter is a warning to the president.

“The family is the strength of a nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed,” he said. “So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed!”

Pro-family activists took to the streets of Nairobi this month, urging President Obama to avoid the subject when he visits.

“Since Obama has a Kenyan descent, I think he should be more familiar with our culture. Africa has a conservative culture,” said one of the participants in the pro-family rally.

Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and 37 other African countries. In fact, Kenya’s penal code says any individual “who has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” can face 14 years jail time.

Bishop Kariuki said he’ll fight to keep homosexuality a crime in Kenya.

“It is an abomination to God. Kenya is 82 percent Christian. So, as far as our conviction and our faith are concerned it is not a natural thing,” he said.

Top Kenyan politicians are also weighing in.

“God did not create man and woman so that men would marry men and women marry women,” the country’s deputy president is quoted saying.

Another lawmaker warned, “We shall tell him to shut up and go home” if he talks about gay rights.

After June’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in America, one Kenyan politician said allowing such a thing in her country would open “floodgates of evil synonymous with the biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.”

Many citizens have also taken to Twitter using the hashtag #KenyansMessageToObama to warn the president about spreading his gay agenda beyond America’s shores.

Meanwhile, Bishop Kariuki said the president is destroying America with his support for gay marriage.

“I believe that with all my heart with that agenda he is ruining America because America has been known as a Christian nation,” he said. “It has been known as a nation that has sent missionaries out. Now it is a different nation all together because it is an agenda against God!”

Strong Delusion

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America, you are under a strong delusion. The terrifying part is who may be doing it.

by Mario Murillo

No one can explain why.  Why would America veer into this mindless frenzy to pull her own greatness out by the roots?

-Why would a generation reelect a man that plunged them into poverty, violence and chaos?

-Why would a generation of black pastors trade in their Bibles to stand with the most blatantly anti-church agenda in American history?

-How can you explain a populace that gleefully opens their border to welcome murderers, rapists and drug dealers to come and ravage innocent citizens?

-Why would you aging hippies and 70’s protesters stand with a president who embodies all of the tyranny you fought against?   How bizarre to end up being the anti-free speech movement.

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Why, America, are you okay with a state owned media that will not investigate the crimes of Benghazi, the IRS, the Justice Department, and the NSA?

What is up when a man can steal your credit card–in history’s greatest case of identity theft– run up a $19 trillion national debt, and you still smile at him?

Why has science allowed itself to become a tool of the state?  Scientists will not level with us on anything that will challenge the agenda.   What will legalization of every form of sexual perversion do to children?  We won’t know because it is “hateful” to ask.

What is really going on with the weather and why do you want to spend vast amounts of our hard earned money to enforce a pact with all the nations of the world?  “Trust us,” they say, “we know best.”

What is this insane celebration of sexual deviance that blasphemes the civil rights movement?

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Jonathan Cahn, Rabbi, Pastor, Bible teacher and author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” says the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all 50 states marks the formal end to Christian America. Barring a “miracle of God,” he says in the 4th of July message, “the die has been cast.”

What drug was the Supreme Court on when it violated every oath it had ever taken to ramrod Gay Marriage on all Americans?   They created a law even though the constitution declares that they do not have that power.  They even admitted that they created a precedent that will bring polygamy and adult/child marriage to the court.

Why would we declare war on Jesus Christ and protect the images of Mohammed?  What form of mad double-mindedness denounces the church as hateful while it protects Islamic extremists?

There is only one explanation: America, you are under a strong mass delusion.  No nation willfully abandons its greatness in exchange for perversion, poverty and misery unless there has been a spirit of delusion unleashed in the land.

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Stella Morabito said, “In fact, many newly propagandized ideas seem to have taken America by storm just in the past decade or so. Same-sex marriage is only one of those ideas. Transgenderism is now eclipsing that notion, and its propaganda techniques—wrapped in the language of civil rights—are getting Americans on board with the idea of erasing all sex distinctions in law, including their own. It’s as though Americans are buying into a fast-talking sales pitch without being allowed to read the print, whether it’s large print or small.”

But it is even worse than she says.  Not only are Americans deluded, they disconnect from their own suffering in order to keep the lie alive.  I give money to the homeless a lot.  Try this… ask the next panhandler who they voted for in the last two elections.   See if they remember having to beg before this presidency.   Ask them if there is any regret.  The befuddled look you get will say it all.

There are ways to measure a generation’s decline.  Peter Marshall, the legendary Chaplain of the United States Senate, once drew a comparison between the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and the sinking of the Athenia in 1939.

As the Titanic sank, the men on board sang the hymn Nearer my God to Thee.  The men on board the Athenia sang Roll out the barrel, we’ll have a barrel of fun.   Peter Marshall said, “You can see what has happened to a nation’s faith – you can see what has happened to the faith of people in thirty years, can’t you? Facing eternity, to the strains of the beer-barrel polka, what a commentary, upon the faith, of immortal souls.”

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THE MEN ON THE TITANIC SANG THE HYMN “NEARER MY GOD TO THEE”  WHILE THE MEN ON THE ATHENIA SANG “THE BEER BARREL POLKA”

But what would Peter Marshall think of us now?  What would he say about this comparison?  In 1976, a generation declares Bruce Jenner a national hero for winning the Olympic Decathlon.  “Jenner is twirling the nation like a baton; he and his wife, Chrystie, are so high up on the pedestal of American heroism, it would take a crane to get them down,” wrote Tony Kornheiser in The New York Times in 1977.

Now we contrast that with 39 years later.  A generation hails him as a hero for becoming a woman.  Our president leads the cheer saying, “It takes courage.”  This is our new definition of courage…this is our new heroism.

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2 Thessalonians 2:11,12 declares,  “And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”

There is one very big question to answer.  Is our mass delusion leading to the judgment of God or is the mass delusion judgment in itself?   It is chilling to consider.  We have always assumed that America’s plunge into moral insanity was the work of the devil.

If you think that Satan can send delusion, think about what God can do to delude minds into destroying themselves.  Is this the first stage of our judgment?

What if God has turned America over to a strong delusion in order to get her to believe a lie?  Masses of Americans have come to believe that the most absurd, destructive and mindless way to live is okay with them.  How could they do this without a spirit of delusion?  How could they keep going unless they were catatonic zombies marching to the beat of a national hallucination?

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What if that delusion extends to the church?  Is mass delusion the reason for the apathy and silence of American Christians?  Doesn’t delusion explain how we can have giddy Christian gatherings in the face of certain national doom?

Why is your pastor not crying out to the nation to repent?  Why is there no chorus of prayer asking for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit?  How can any voice enter a pulpit at this time without a sense of urgency?  Is it because a spirit is on them that holds them in denial?

We have every reason to believe that prior generations of Christians would be staging mass rallies, crying out with fasting and prayer.  If you announce such a thing today, believers will not show up.

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American Christians binge on flattering sermons and exotic emotionalism.  Some are even getting drunk and carousing while the nation burns.  How can they do that without a strong delusion?

America, it feels intelligent to bask in this new agenda.  You can feel hip legalizing everything while making God illegal. Take a closer look.  Your heart, mind and emotions are deteriorating under the influence of the culture.  You are losing your children, your free time, independent thought and even logic to this horrific lie.

You know that when you invited God out, you invited misery in.   You know that One Nation under God was not just a motto; it was a catalyst to prosperity, justice and happiness. That is what getting right with God does.

Yet, the delusion runs so deep that we cannot see the next step in our destruction is Hillary Clinton.  She has already screamed at us that Benghazi does not matter.  She has already surpassed Obama avoiding questions and hiding her true intentions.

Peter stood before Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost and cried out, “Save yourself from this perverse generation (Act 2:40).” It was a call to escape mass delusion.

There may be a thread of mercy in all of this. Like the father, wanting to make his son stop smoking, made him smoke a whole pack of cigarettes until the boy threw up.  Maybe God is letting us overdose in this swamp in the hopes that we will vomit out this insanity before it is too late.

On the other hand…what if we are under judgment and have been turned over to mass delusion for our destruction?    In either case, why would you read this, walk away and not repent?  Isn’t that proof of delusion?  Right now, kneel and pray and tell God that you choose life.

The Cake

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The Cake

By Mario Murillo

Here is the news: “The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.

Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, Ore., to compensate the couple for emotional and mental suffering that resulted from the denial of service.

The Kleins had cited their Christian beliefs against same-sex marriage in refusing to make the wedding cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer.”

Okay, I disagree with the gay militants and the bakery in this situation.  In my opinion, the American church and gay community both need a lesson, a lesson that I hope this message will bring.

I began my ministry in San Francisco where I was born and raised.  That fact alone should tell you a lot about my development as a preacher.  In other words, I learned to coexist with the gay community.  Gay marriage has been tacitly legal here since the Gold rush.  I grew up with gay parades.

Unlike so many of my fellow preachers, I have always preached behind enemy lines.  There is one thing that I have heard for my entire ministry: “you cannot win souls here, the people are too hostile toward God.”  I heard that in San Francisco.  I heard it in Berkeley where I first witnessed the power of God change angry radicals into Christ followers.

We have conducted 5 major Christian crusades in San Francisco.  We are the only evangelistic ministry ever to be granted use of the sacred Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in downtown San Francisco.  We drew a crowd of 14,000 to the Cow Palace Arena that included a mass of unchurched people.  ( Below is the picture of the Cow Palace crowd.)

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Now wrap your mind around this: we have never, not once, been picketed or harassed by gay militants and we have never compromised our Biblical stand on sin.

How were we able to do this?  We did it by weeding out the misguided radicals in the church and in the gay community.  We made the effort to explain our attitude to rational thinkers who disagreed with Christianity.  It did not always work but it help build respect, albeit respectful disagreement.

Our approach was to show them that we believe in preserving dignity and open dialogue and we sought out those in every movement that are of like mind.  We even gave them our phone numbers to call to complain about any of workers who stepped over the line.

As impossible as it is for some extreme gay radicals and Westboro Baptist types to imagine, there are rational people on both sides who want to engage in civil discourse.

One thing that I learned early: never insult anyone’s intelligence.  Ministries that want it both ways are silly.  It doesn’t work to hide what the Bible teaches in order to be liked.  The Gay community can read.

This is why I disagree with mega churches that are muting their beliefs in order to be accepted by the Gay community.  That works on some, at least until they find out what it you actually believe.  Thinking people will realize what you are doing, and will be insulted.

One of my heroes is David Wilkerson.  He stood against sin in America.  His church was not nestled securely in the Bible belt.  His Times Square Church in New York City proclaimed holiness in the epicenter of immorality.  Strippers, transvestites, and every so-called alternative lifestyle were right outside their door.

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No one protested them as hateful and David never compromised.   Untold numbers have walked in and found in Christ. Nothing works better than compassion with conviction.

Now let me put a bottom line on all of this:

1.Oregon is stupid to pursue this action against the bakery. You need to rethink your actions in this case. Your position is totally legal, but this is a new day.  By forcing Gay Marriage on America, the Supreme Court created a new discriminated group: Christians who oppose Gay marriage for religious reasons and practice civil disobedience.  Civil disobedience is a modern American tradition from Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez to Harvey Milk.

It is ironic Oregon; you are prosecuting civil disobedience by using a law of anti-discrimination that was created by civil disobedience.  It is understandable that you are amateurs at this since liberals have only recently become the oppressive majority.

Oregon, you need dismiss the fine and find an accommodation for Christian Businesses or you will start a new revolution. Your punishment seems harsh and bred out of the current frenzy of anti-Christian sentiment.  By squashing Sweet Cakes by Melissa you will galvanize the Church and probably win them sympathy from groups that have long dwelled in the liberal camp.

Besides you look silly. What a headline: HIPPIES FROM PORTANDIA SQUASH FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND RELIGION. And think about history Oregon.  Montgomery had Rosa Parks, Berkeley had the free speech movement and you had the cake deal.

2. Christians need to find better ways to express civil disobedience, but we do need to disobey.  The law of the land is clear and in this instance, a restaurant, bakery, etc., may do business with whom it chooses. Conversely, there are laws against discrimination in service based on gender, race, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, and age that trump any signs or private property arguments to the contrary.

The Bible agrees.  Look at these verses: “1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person.”  Read this again a few times.

Paul would have likely said to Aaron and Melissa Klein…”look you can go ahead and bake the cake because it is not feasible to protest Gay Marriage through business dealings.  Are you going to stop using Apple, Microsoft, Firefox, Google and Facebook because they are advancing Gay Marriage?  In that case, you would have to leave the earth to find moral purity.”

However, you should not bake a cake or make any food for a false Christian.  If someone names the name of Christ and is sexually immoral, don’t feed them or associate with them.

3. Gay radicals and feminists only expose their true goal when they target Christian businesses. This cake thing went way too far. It should have gone down more like this:

-“We want you to bake a cake that says it supports gay marriage, will you?

-“You really don’t want to make me do this, do you? The law is on your side but you are making me violate my conscience.  If you insist, I’ll be forced to do it.”

“On second thought, we would rather have someone who is supportive bake it.”

It is not about marriage when you deliberately target Christian businesses for cakes, photographs and flowers; you are instead making a political statement.  You are taking what you say will be the most beautiful day of your life and stocking it full of people who disagree with what you are doing.  How romantic!

This only confirms that gay marriage is not the goal.  Extreme radical gays and feminists do not seek marriage equality; they are trying to abolish marriage.  Socialists and Secular Progressives know that removing the family gives the government much greater control.  They want to make it illegal to disagree with Gay Marriage and a free society cannot do that.

Neither the church nor gay marriage is going away anytime soon.   Agreeing to disagree is the only way a free society can survive.

You want to keep Portland weird not fascist.

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4.  The Church must get way beyond pastry.  The line drawn in the sand should begin by exposing those who want to make it a crime to disagree with gay marriage and those who spew hatred in the name of Christ.

Ministers should not be forced to do gay weddings.  The government must not deny or remove nonprofit status because of Christian convictions.

The Supreme Court made the same massive mistake with gay marriage that they made with abortion.  They abused power and ripped the debate out of the hands of the people before it was resolved.  This guarantees division. Remember, Roe V Wade birthed the pro-life movement.

There is no doubt that some took this unconstitutional action to mean open season on Christians.  Christians must now band together and resist the abuse of freedom of religion for the sake of future generations of Americans.

If that means disobeying laws that directly violate our freedom of religion so be it.  But it doesn’t mean we can’t start by  appealing to reason and promote civil discourse when and where it is still possible.

Opposing Gay Marriage is not Bigotry

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Traditional teachings of marriage rooted not in animus, but in pursuit of happiness

BY TIMOTHY P. CARNEY | APRIL 23, 2015 | 5:29 PM

 Traditional marriage in the U.S. makes its last stand this week at oral arguments before the Supreme Court. If same-sex marriage wins out, the next question is what to do with the vanquished? Should we tolerate opposition to gay marriage?

What should be done, legally and socially, with photographers who don’t want to take part in a gay wedding, or churches that don’t want to consecrate a same-sex union? How should we all treat the old-fashioned view that marriage is between a man and a woman?

Many institutions, commentators and politicians already have their answer: Opposition to gay marriage deserves no more respect than racism. The government ought to force a photographer, a musician or a caterer to participate in a gay wedding, they argue, just as we forced racist diner owners to allow black customers to sit at their lunch counters.

But the premise here — that opposition to gay marriage is necessarily grounded in bigotry — is wrong.

But refusing to participate in a marriage ceremony is a different sort of thing. It’s not a statement about the people involved. It’s a decision about the ceremony itself — that one doesn’t want to endorse a definition of marriage that one doesn’t share.

And there are many valid reasons to believe in marriage as being between a man and a woman. There are many arguments to make here, but here’s one, from my own Catholic perspective:

There isn’t really a Catholic teaching on gay marriage — there is a rich Catholic teaching on marriage, which is a sacrament. Marriage is inextricably tied with sex and family formation. To deliberately separate these three things is a moral error, the Church teaches.

Sexual morality, as taught by traditional religions, isn’t terribly popular in the U.S. these days, but it’s a mistake to dismiss these views as archaic prescriptions followed blindly by the faithful. Such teachings are often far more complex than simple “shalls” and “shall nots” accepted as divine revelation.

Consider Aristotle’s view of virtue and happiness (eudaimonia, in Greek). Happiness — a deep, lasting happiness — is a life lived according to virtue, Aristotle writes. Morality can be seen as the roadmap to human happiness.

Over thousands of years, Christianity, building on the traditions of the Jews and ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, has tried to understand human nature ± — through experience, reason, and revelation. From that picture of the human soul, the Church has tried to craft a roadmap.

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We need a roadmap because life is full of obstacles and pitfalls that we typically can’t see beforehand on our own, but which are well-known in prior human experience. Walking directly towards what we think we want can often be perilous to our happiness. Sacrifice, patience, and struggle are often required.

It’s not an old-fashioned or purely religious notion that sacrifice is necessary for happiness. Secular morality embraces that notion as well: You shouldn’t always eat whatever you want; you need to exercise; don’t get too drunk.

The road to happiness also involves giving up sex at times, even when following secular moral road maps. Perfectly irreligious, live-and-let-live moral systems often guard against (for example) prostitution, open marriages, sex in the early teen years, and extreme promiscuity. These activities may appeal to some people in the short run, but one need not believe any particular religion to understand how they can cause anguish and pain in the long run.

The roadmaps provided by conservative religious moral systems prescribe a narrower path and often call for more sacrifice. In many cases, for many people, the prescribed path is celibacy. If you want to be a Catholic priest, nun, or monk, you must also agree to a life of celibacy.

If you’re unmarried, most Christian teaching tells you to be celibate. Many men and women are unmarried, despite their best efforts, and asking them to forego sex is asking a lot. But the Church does so out of an understanding of human nature, and the true path to happiness.

Married Catholic couples are often called to abstain from sex if they want to space out the births of their children. And the limitations on divorce often mean a sexless life for married people whose marriages fell apart, or whose spouses suffered a debilitating injury, or were imprisoned.

Everyone is called to some level of sacrifice — some more, some less. Nobody says it’s fair. But it’s prudent, the Church teaches.

For people who are exclusively attracted to people of the same sex, the Catholic Church also prescribes celibacy.

I got this roadmap image from a conversation over coffee with Eve Tushnet, the author of Gay and Catholic. Her heartfelt book makes it clear that carrying the cross of gay celibacy is very different from, and often harder than, the chastity to which other Catholics are called. But she has concluded this is her cross, and her path.

These rules, again, aren’t terribly popular these days. I expect this column to persuade approximately zero people that they should give up premarital sex, birth control, or their same-sex relationship.

But however unappealing or unconvincing you find this approach to sexuality and marriage, how can you say this view is grounded in bigotry?

You don’t need to agree for an instant with Catholic, or Protestant, or Muslim, or Jewish teachings on sex, family, or marriage. But if you can grant that some of these teachings are grounded, not in animus, but in an understanding of love, then at least you can agree to this: We shouldn’t use the force of law to banish these views from our society.

Timothy P. Carney, The Washington Examiner’s senior political columnist, can be contacted attcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Sunday and Wednesday on washingtonexaminer.com.