AMERICAN CHURCHES STILL THINK THIS IS A GAME

 

Soul-sucking disaster upon disaster, and yet America does not pray. But, I get why. The word of God says, “the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God…”1 Corinthians 2: 14.   What I don’t get is how the American church can still think this is a game.

The world is on fire.   Because of man, and nature—Earth is ready to explode.   Meanwhile the church—like a party on the deck of the Titanic—pats herself on the back for her “big events.”

Nothing has stopped—or even slowed down—America’s depravity.   We have spent more money, time, and talent than ever—yet the church never asks, why we keep doing things that don’t work?

When the church

-Feeds a sick nation, a sick gospel, that does not deliver from evil, and worse, makes the already converted weaker, we must think it is a game.

-Our kid preachers’ highest aspiration today is to preach in tight shirts with bulging biceps, live in a mansion, strut like a rooster, and be adored as a celebrity life coach. They must think it is a game.

-When the enemy is no longer the works of Satan, but the unsuccessful life—we are playing a game.   We must return to the Bible.  The Bible needs to set fire to our sermons.

Many of my Spirit-filled acquaintances are also playing games.  Facebook is like a Petri dish for Pentecostals.  In one compressed medium, you witness the banal bacteria that excites Charismatics today. Witness the games:

-Titles like Prophet and Apostle are flung around indiscriminately.  Every garish emotional experience is hawked as being from God.  One “prophet” says he went back in time and visited Moses.  Who of us has not scratched our heads at preachers, in ill-fitting jeans, live-streaming from a near-empty church, that they are the vessel of the hour?

– “Prophetic” conferences promise that you will get “a word of knowledge” as if the Holy Spirit was On Demand.  Or they offer formulas to “activate” gifts of the Spirit.  This is New Age philosophy.  God is not a force to manipulate—He is an awesome person to be adored and obeyed.  Gift arrive, as the Spirit wills, to hearts broken—emptied of self—for the lost, the poor, and the forsaken.

-Everything seems based on angelic visitations, dreams, visions and trips to heaven.  Most of our time is spent on these “experiences” and not on rock-solid instruction from the Word of God.

I believe in dreams, prophecy, healing, angels and visions.   But if they are from God they will drive us to the front line of the culture and not into emotional safe zones.   “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to the tearing down of strongholds.” -2 Corinthians 10:4    We are nowhere near strongholds because we think it’s a game.

Beloved, this is not a game.  Christians toying with materialism, celebrity, alcohol, compromise and carnality spell doom for America.   Google, Facebook, Apple, YouTube and the rest of Silicon Valley threaten to pull the plug on churches.  Every day they inch closer to censorship.  Will your zany videos matter if no one can see them?

Our preaching ricochets off a culture careening into indescribable debauchery.  Soon it will illegal to preach the doctrines you are now ignoring.  What a horror!  Pastor you wake up one day with remorse over the truths you ignored—but now they’re banned.

Mario is there any hope?  My hope in God’s fierce love for America.  He will not let this nation go without a fierce fight.  My hope is in some of the last people you’d expect.

My hope is in the discouraged preacher.  Honest-to-God preachers who feel like fools when they see the runaway success of compromise.  Psalm 73:12 says, “Behold, these are the ungodly, who are always at ease; They increase in riches. 13 Surely, I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence. 14 For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.”

My hope is in those who chose to fail honestly rather than succeed artificially.

Are you struggling with decreasing numbers and falling finances, even as you present a Christ-centered, Bible based pulpit?   God sees you! Hold on just a little longer.  Fire is coming that will cause a stampede and you won’t know where to put the crowds.

My hope is in the Christian nobodies.  Have you failed?  Did man take away your pulpit?  Get ready…your brokenness is a key to the fire of God in this hour.  A nationwide hunger for reality is about to make shallowness obsolete.

Are you a teacher, business person, police officer or stay at home mom?  Do you burn with a passion for your community?  Get ready for vision and anointing right where you live!

The hour is so dangerous that God must bring down religious empires and promote others to great power and influence.  Satan is also playing games.  I believe that God—through the last people we expect—is about to teach Satan what war really looks like.

What is going on. What to do about it.

Masses of Americans believe there is a cover up in Las Vegas.  They do not accept the media’s version of events.  They believe someone is hiding the truth.  Something this evil and horrifying must have more to it than just one man with no motive.

They believe that this is a false flag orchestrated to take away our freedoms and help usher in government contol.  I hate conspiracy theories.  But who can say without a doubt that they are wrong?  We may never know what is behind the massacre in Las Vegas, but there are things we can know—important things.

We can know what is really going on.  We can know what to do about it.

That is the promise of 1Chronicles 12:32, “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”

So, what is going on?  The prophetic voices I trust, tell me a blanket of supernatural evil has settled on America.  They say it settled on us in stages.   Let me summarize their perspective:

The first stage is the fury against the president.  I do not agree with everything he does or tweets; but who can deny the onslaught against him is bizarre?  Even respected people have gone inexplicably wacko.   No Trump insult is out of bounds, or vile enough.  The subject never changes.  Entire networks preach Trump hate 24 hours a day.

Next, demonic power is creating human monsters.  Read this part carefully:  The word fierce appears in two notable instances in the New Testament:  One is in Matthew 8 calling the demoniac “exceedingly fierce.”  The other is 2 Timothy 3:1 “But know this, that in the last days perilous (fierce) times will come…”

The implication is clear: Demons drive acts of depravity—acts so depraved we won’t mention them here.  They are flooding mainstream America to kill natural emotions. 

Now read the rest of these verses in the light of this insight: “For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God” -2 Timothy 3: 2-4.

Revelation 13:17 says, “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”  I knew that verse would be fulfilled but, I wondered…how in the world could it ever happen in a free society like America?  Well, here’s the answer:

A society dulled by supernaturally controlled addictions, and revolting appetites can be easily manipulated.  They can consider anybody who disagrees with their politics human garbage.  Suddenly, it’s okay to take away their guns, their rights, their jobs, and put them on an economic hit list.  Bottom line: it has all gone supernatural.

So, if that’s what happening, what do we do?  God wants to do an important miracle in the American church so she can spare America from disaster.   THE AMERICAN CHURCH MUST GO SUPERNATURAL.

I have never felt this urgent about a truth.  The world is surrendering to demons.  We must surrender to the Holy Spirit.   There is a great hope but we must act now.

Heaven saw all this coming.  God’s Spirit already forged weapons and prepared a plan.  There is a supernatural assignment for every church, every leader, and every believer.  Here is what we must do:

Stop grieving the Holy Spirit.  Stop doing these things that hinder miracle power when we so desperately need it.

-Stop teaching that gifts of power are not for today.  Stop asking the church to fight with one hand tied behind her back.  Stop denying the weapons the Jesus paid for with His own blood.

-Stop running the church on human power, marketing and wisdom.  This makes you AWOL.  We are in a war not a business.  You have been sidelined and neutralized.  You have big events that do nothing to save America.  Worst of all, you distract the army of God from even becoming an army.

-Stop banning instruction on spiritual warfare.  Restore truth about the gifts of discerning of Spirits and deliverance.

-Stop preaching false revival.  Away with strange fire!  Stop binging on emotional extremes that reduce the gifts of the Spirit to parlor tricks.  Stop having “out of Bible experiences.”  Quit the New Age approach to miracles that make it about formulas and techniques instead a relationship with a Holy God.  Ask for real power and boldness to speak the truth.

Start asking for boldness and power.   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 knew exactly what to ask for in a situation like ours.

God is calling.  He is recruiting people to become powerful conduits who display miracle healing power and cast out devils.  They will do things we have not seen in decades.  They will walk in power most have never seen.   They will hold rallies in the worst dens of wickedness and pull treasures out of darkness.  The ground is moving.  The stirring is getting stronger every moment.

Intercessors are honing their gifts and will soon pray with unequalled power.  Prophets are emerging with the true counsel of God and not “prophetic” money schemes.

The real is about to swallow the unreal.  A remnant that will not break ranks—settle for human accolades,take bribes, or speak buzz words—is on the horizon.

This is what is happening and what we should do about it.

LEGACY? WHAT LEGACY?

No president has written a farewell speech that focused entirely on their legacy.  Nothing says colossal failure more than this…

 

Legacy? What Legacy?

By Mario Murillo

At this moment, Obama is drafting his legacy for a farewell speech in Chicago on January 10th.  No president has written a farewell speech that focused entirely on their legacy. Nothing says colossal failure more than this.

The greatest travesty is to say he has a legacy.  For our own sanity as a nation we dare not confuse lunacy and legacy.  You cannot find—with an electron microscope—anything Obama improved after 8 years of holding all the cards.

We must have an autopsy on his presidency or we are doomed to repeat this towering mistake again.

His impending— “I don’t care what anybody says, I did a good job”—tirade in Chicago will be a cringe-worthy act of self- delusion. Far from exalting him, it will cement his status as worst President ever.

How badly did he govern?  Consider what he had going for him: He was swaddled in the thickest layers of spin ever accorded an American President.  Look who protected him!  He had the media in his corner—mainstream journalists outdid each other to lie for him.

He had Hollywood in his pocket—movie stars sacrificed at his altar. Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Google unambiguously propagandized and censored.  Universities taught Obamanetics.

We have had eight years of the most meticulously choreographed suspension of reality that America has ever seen.

Alas, as a testament to his ginormous ineptitude, even this flotilla of revisionism and spin could not keep the bodies from floating to the surface.

At this hour, a pathetic string of panic moves confirms the impending horror.   His remaining toadies work to discredit Donald Trump.  No outgoing president has ever tried to discredit the incoming president even before they took office. Obama blurts out how he would have beaten Trump.  He has become Norma Desmond descending the staircase in the final scene of Sunset Boulevard.

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Let’s take one final look at what he did to us.

  1. He paralyzed the economy: The expansion that began in June 2009 has been the weakest since World War II, with real gross domestic product growth averaging 2.1%. At 7 1/2 years and counting, it is also among the longest on record. 98 million Americans are out of the workforce. Millions more live below the poverty level.

He strangled small business with regulations.  He fought harder to put men in women’s restrooms than he did to put money in your pocket.

The greatest testament to his failure in the economy was the immediate reaction of the Stock Market and business when Donald Trump won.  Economic pundit Caroline Baum said, “New signs of optimism emerged immediately following Trump’s Nov. 8 election. The stock market has been positively buoyant while consumer, business and home-builder confidence have all soared. Surveys suggest businesses are planning to increase capital spending.  That sense of optimism will need to be ratified by results, but the message to Obama is unmistakable: Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”

  1. He nearly destroyed the Democratic Party. “In the eight years since he was first elected, Democrats have lost more than 1,000 seats at the state and national level. Republicans now control 4,170 state legislative seats compared with 3,129 for the Democrats, an all-time low.

Republicans now hold 33 governorships and will have full control — governorship and both houses of the state legislature — in 25 states compared with five for the Democrats.

Democrats lost 12 governorships, 13 Senate seats and 69 seats in the House of Representatives during Obama’s two terms, highlighting “a devastation up and down the party across the nation,” -The Hill.

  1. He looked like a clown to our enemies. Obama claims he told Russian President Vladimir Putin in China in September, to “cut it out” in terms of the hacking. Putin’s reaction embodies the world’s view of Obama.  Putin thought it was a joke.

Mr. President, at first, the world saw you as a promise.  Then they were amused.  Now they are dazed and confused by you.   Your eight years of leading from behind and issuing empty threats stripped America of moral authority and turned our foreign policy into sputtering wreckage.

Again, Caroline Baum said, “The wars Obama inherited are still going on. The Taliban has made a comeback in Afghanistan. Syria is in shambles. And Secretary of State John Kerry has been so ineffective that no one even bothered to invite him to the Syrian cease-fire negotiations among Russia, Turkey and Iran.

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  1. He stabbed Israel in the back. Obama overruled 36 years of U.S. policy by abandoning its ally Israel and allowing the passage of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2234, declaring Israeli settlements, including the Western Wall and Temple Mount in East Jerusalem, illegal. He did it out of hatred for Israel.
  2. He made race relations worse. He stood in front of the Greek columns in Denver and promised to make race relations better. 56% say he made them worse.

Before he had the facts, Obama accused Cambridge, Mass., police officers of acting “stupidly” when they arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his own home in 2009. The police were responding to a report of a potential burglary, which turned out to be Gates trying to pry open his front door.

Blacks and Whites took sides and the racial divide began.  On his watch cops were killed out of racial hatred.  Rioting, looting and burning down businesses were justified to protest.  Obama offered only mild rebukes.  He led the Democratic Party down the destructive path of race baiting.

Obama has promoted the idea of a police force biased against blacks. He vehemently denied FBI Director James Comey’s explanation for the surge in violent crime and homicide rates last year as a result of the “Ferguson effect,” with law-enforcement officers pulling back from proactive policing following the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Obama says police are out to target blacks but totally ignores black on black violence.   Chicago, Obama’s hometown, witnessed 762 homicides last year, the most in two decades, and 1,100 more shootings than in 2015.   Obama refuses to accept the fact that police are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than white ones.

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  1. Obama will not say Radical Islamic Terrorism no matter what. Once more let me quote Caroline Baum: “Obama has spent eight years deftly avoiding using those three words to call an act what it is. He has intellectualized his position by claiming the phrase “equates Islam with terrorism,” which is counterproductive to U.S. counterterrorism efforts.

Instead, Obama prefers terms such as “workplace violence,” even if the terrorists in question pay homage to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State. A terrorist act provides an opportunity for the president to lecture the nation on the need for stricter gun-control laws.

Calling something what it is may not solve the problem, but avoiding it makes Obama look silly.”

Some of you may wonder why I have skipped other scandals like Benghazi, Solyndra, Fast and Furious and illegals who killed American.  Frankly, there is no room here for all his failings.

Legacy? What legacy?  Pilate wondered about Jesus’ mission and legacy.  He asked Jesus about it.  Jesus said, “ask those who saw my works and heard my teaching.”

Hardly anyone is left who can—with a straight face and a strong stomach—say something about Obama’s words, acts and legacy.  Obama is left to do it himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breaking news about Mario Murillo

 

 

 

On November the 9th there will be a big change at Mario Murillo Ministries.  This announcement has been in the planning stages for years but Mario feels that now is the right time to go public.

We have reached a historic milestone:  2 million people have now read Mario Murillo’s blog.

This does not include videos—this is people sitting down to read.  The fact that reading is dying—especially on social media which is overrun by video blogs—makes this achievement even more amazing.

We also know that the blog has been quietly censored…even throttled.  This means that our actual readership is probably much higher.

This blog was one of the very first Christian blogs to openly oppose Barack Obama.  At the time, Obama had a 68% approval rating and it was uncool to criticize him.

Some pastors told Mario he was no longer welcomed in their pulpits.

A large Christian network took him off the air because of his oppositional papers on Obama, Islam and same sex marriage…yes, same sex marriage.

Mario’s blog was one of the very first to publicly support Trump for president—another unpopular stance.   He did not call it prophetic…just common sense.  Once again, the blog endured critical headwinds…but readers kept coming back and the audience kept growing.

Astoundingly, the blog has been read in 174 of the 176 nations of the world.  (Why embarrass the two tiny nations that have not read the blog).

Now Mario is making another ground breaking announcement.  He says that the mantle for his political commentary is being lifted by the Holy Spirit.  He even has a date for the blog’s transformation: November 9th.

It’s not that his writings will never again rebuke government it’s just that he feels something will change drastically on November 9th.

When pressed he could only speculate on why the Holy Spirit will lift this mantle of warning, correcting and exposing the corruption of Washington:

“I believe God had me speak out because America was on the brink of an unalterable disaster.  On November 8th, we will either be rescued by Trump or driven into the ground by Hillary. 

If we are rescued, then my work in this arena is done.  I must leave this kind of commentary to others.

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If Hillary wins, we must assume we will become the underground church.  Her appointments to the Supreme court will be the finishing touch to the already contaminated IRS, FBI and Justice Department.   How can anyone suppose that freedom of speech or freedom of religion will survive her?  How can anyone think this is not our last free election if she comes to power? 

Her unholy alliance with Google, Facebook, Apple, Youtube, Twitter and Hollywood will guarantee that any opposing thought will be smothered.  They will be the propaganda machine to justify criminalizing Christianity.

In such a case, I must proceed as if I am in Russia, China or even North Korea.  I must weigh my writings for the impact they will have on the church under a government that will openly punish citizens for reading ‘subversive material.’

When she refers to us as ‘deplorables that cannot be redeemed’ how do you think she will treat us when she has the power?”

So what does he think he will write after November 9th?   “I will occasionally rebuke government.  However, I must declare signs, wonders and miracles more than ever.  I must speak fire and faith to the soldiers of God who may, by then, suffer beneath the lash of a hostile government.”

In either case…November 9th is the start of a whole new kind of blog from Mario Murillo.  Stay tuned!

-MMM

Welcome to the Obamanet

Welcome to the Obamanet

The FCC snatches political control over more of the economy.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. ENLARGE
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures at the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision Thursday to regulate the Internet as a public utility is a depressing moment for American innovation and economic liberty. The FCC is grabbing political control over a vibrant market that until now has been driven by inventors and consumers. Welcome to the Obamanet.

President Obama demanded this result in a November speech, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel have now dutifully voted to apply last century’s monopoly telephone rules to Internet service providers. They have in the process made a mockery of the agency’s supposed independence.

The rules are ostensibly to prevent Internet companies from blocking customer access to particular websites or slowing down service. But the FCC has presented no evidence that this is occurring, so the power grab is being justified by some theoretical future harm.

By the way, the FCC hasn’t released the text it has now approved as a final rule, which according to dissenting Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai runs to more than 300 pages. It’s not clear when the public will be permitted to see what Washington has done, and the normal comment period has been bypassed on a plan that is vastly different than what Mr. Wheeler has previously proposed.

Meantime, Mr. Wheeler will exercise what FCC lawyers call “editorial privileges,” allowing him to craft his arguments after reading the two dissents. Taxpayers might prefer that regulators analyze the pros and cons beforevoting to impose something on the whole country, and we hope judges feel the same way when the rules are challenged in court.

But based on an FCC summary, it’s clear that the agency has done administratively what Congress has always refused to do: make the old telephone and broadcasting overseer the general regulator of the Internet. Providers of broadband services will be barred from employing any “unjust or unreasonable practices,” whatever FCC bureaucrats decide those words mean. The FCC release also makes clear that government attorneys—not engineers—will decide what “reasonable network management” is.

And while “net neutrality,” the fuzzy concept used to justify these rules, was originally sold as a way to ensure that consumers are treated well, the rules will go well beyond those customers. Digital communications networks that exchange Internet traffic will also have to be “just and reasonable” with each other. The bureaucrats will exercise their discretion to define those words case-by-case, always listening to the best-paid lobbyists.

It’s hard to imagine a more just and reasonable market than today’s Internet. According to the website DrPeering, which tracks the agreements among communications companies to move information, the price of moving data across the Internet has been falling roughly 30% a year since the late 1990s. That collapsing cost per bit is a big reason Internet usage has skyrocketed. Consumers downloading huge volumes of video are paying bills not much different than when they were mainly visiting static websites.

That isn’t good enough for the likes of Netflix , which now generates more than a third of all Internet traffic, and other major bandwidth users that are the chief lobbyists for the new FCC rules. Netflix doesn’t detail its spending on Internet transport, though a telecom source estimates Netflix spends less than a penny for every movie it sends to a customer. But now CEO Reed Hastings has succeeded in subjecting the entire Internet economy to regulations that will be far more expensive.

The FCC’s Democrats promise—for now—to “forbear” from enforcing 700 of the most onerous and unnecessary of the old telephone regulations. But dissenting GOP Commissioner Mike O’Rielly calls it “fauxbearance” because the authorities the FCC is assuming are so broad it can still dictate conditions and practices that were subject to the old rules. And even if they do forbear, activists will sue to force the FCC to regulate under the “just and reasonable” standard.

Under the new rules, an Internet company must be sure that its innovations and actions don’t “unreasonably disadvantage” others. Would Apple even exist if the government had forced Steve Jobs to be “reasonable” with all of his competitors?

The FCC’s power grab is so comprehensive that Google and the other Silicon Valley grandees who promoted regulation may soon come to regret it. Mr. O’Rielly says the agency could enforce the rules against website operators like Google or Facebook . The new rules will also unleash a torrent of lawsuits, and nobody is better at maneuvering through the bureaucracy than giant companies like AT&T and Verizon . The losers will be the smaller companies that can’t afford a lobbying machine.

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Congress likely won’t be able to stop the FCC, so the best near-term response will have to come in the courts. In the best case, the lawsuits will delay the new rules until after the 2016 election. Then a new President less set on political control can appoint a new FCC and rewrite this effort to subject this great engine of American innovation to the untender clutches of the same folks who brought you ObamaCare.

THE LATEST FROM CAMPBELL

THE MEETINGS CONTINUE FOR A THIRD WEEK

Something really important is happening in the Silicon Valley.  You deserve to know about it.  In order for you to appreciate how important this is, you must begin by realizing the backdrop of where and when this is happening.

Few people say it out loud because it is too scary to think about but…God has been almost entirely dismissed from the Silicon Valley.  You are looked at as if there is something wrong with you if you believe in a higher power.  In some circles, you are treated like a traitor to human progress because you carry a Bible.

People really try to be hip here.  So…their dismissive attitude toward Christians is displayed in subtle ways.  They will roll their eyes while they purse their lips.  You will catch it on the edge of a remark or in the almost universal assumption that following Christ will cost you massive I.Q. points.

Silicon Valley is an intellectual Tower of Babel.  Their feverish obsession to build a computerized heaven has blinded them to many realities. In their fervor to leave the church behind, they have given birth to the Church of Technology.  Their god really is a jealous god with his own giga jihad.

There are deep cracks in the walls of this citadel of electronic wizardry. All is not well in Googlicousappleplexyintelia.  Glassy-eyed worker bees peer endlessly into devices while soul sucking corporations have created the perfect prison for millennials seeking upward mobility.

To be sure, billionaires abound here…but so does poverty.  Poverty is spreading fast in the Silicon Valley.  It is a testament to the failure of Limousine Liberalism.   Scrooge, who when asked to help the poor, began rattling off the names of government programs he supported.  In the same way today’s moguls toss tips to social agencies and then look the other way.”

Among the poor, wages have not budged in years, while the cost of everything has skyrocketed.

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Into this world, a simple meeting in a simple church began on March 2, 2014.  It is still going and the crowds continue to grow.  Yes, it is a simple meeting and that in itself is part of the miracle.

Here lately, spiritual movements have sought to be exotic, mystical and very emotional.  Northern California rewards meetings that tout something new and different and more intense.  The thirst for something new drives most spiritual gatherings here.

Yes, there are miracles in these meetings.  Just like that sister that could not stand or move her legs for two years and experienced healing. Yes, pastors have come together in unity.  Yes, there is exuberant worship.  Yet, none of these things are the outstanding quality of these series of meetings.

The stunning uniqueness is its simplicity.  It is in the simplicity of God’s presence; the simplicity of the joy and peace; the effortless witness that is moving  the unchurched to seek God and be converted.

No one is pulling a muscle trying to relate to the hip culture.  No one is stage diving into bizarre behavior in an attempt to churn up a blessing. This simple meeting runs against the grain of all of that.

It matches what my friend Winkie Pratney said about revival.  He said, The things that touch men and women in an awakening are not strange and hidden things made clear but plain and simple things made central, old things made new.  The familiar touched again with heaven.  What we see in revival is the truth of things anew, The change brought about by the restoration of wonder and mystery in simplicity.  In revival, do not seek for new things from God, but seek to see God through new eyes. (Not sure if you wanted to print twice on purpose or not)

The mark of apostolic preaching and revival focus is a Church in love with Jesus Christ, her Lord.  Nothing else dominates the landscape of true awakening; nothing is seen as more important as the loveliness of God in the face of the Savior.”

Stay tuned for more about this miracle of simplicity in Silicon Valley.

These meetings will continue for a third week starting this Sunday

Silicon Valley around San Jose

There is Trouble in Googlicousappleplexyintelia

Trouble in Googlicousappleplexyintelia

There is Trouble in Googlicousappleplexyintelia

Something really important is happening in the Silicon Valley.  You deserve to know about it.  In order for you to appreciate how important this is, you must begin by realizing the backdrop of where and when this is happening.

Few people say it out loud because it is too scary to think about but…God has been almost entirely dismissed from the Silicon Valley.  You are looked at as if there is something wrong with you if you believe in a higher power.  In some circles, you are treated like a traitor to human progress because you carry a Bible.

People really try to be hip here.  So…their dismissive attitude toward Christians is displayed in subtle ways.  They will roll their eyes while they purse their lips.  You will catch it on the edge of a remark or in the almost universal assumption that following Christ will cost you massive I.Q. points.

Silicon Valley is an intellectual Tower of Babel.  Their feverish obsession to build a computerized heaven has blinded them to many realities. In their fervor to leave the church behind, they have given birth to the Church of Technology.  Their god really is a jealous god with his own giga jihad.

There are deep cracks in the walls of this citadel of electronic wizardry. All is not well in Googlicousappleplexyintelia.  Glassy-eyed worker bees peer endlessly into devices while soul sucking corporations have created the perfect prison for millennials seeking upward mobility.

To be sure, billionaires abound here…but so does poverty.  Poverty is spreading fast in the Silicon Valley.  It is a testament to the failure of Limousine Liberalism.   Scrooge, who when asked to help the poor, began rattling off the names of government programs he supported.  In the same way today’s moguls toss tips to social agencies and then look the other way.”

Among the poor, wages have not budged in years, while the cost of everything has skyrocketed.

simplicity

Into this world, a simple meeting in a simple church began on March 2, 2014.  It is still going and the crowds continue to grow.  Yes, it is a simple meeting and that in itself is part of the miracle.

Here lately, spiritual movements have sought to be exotic, mystical and very emotional.  Northern California rewards meetings that tout something new and different and more intense.  The thirst for something new drives most spiritual gatherings here.

Yes, there are miracles in these meetings.  Just like that sister that could not stand or move her legs for two years and experienced healing. Yes, pastors have come together in unity.  Yes, there is exuberant worship.  Yet, none of these things are the outstanding quality of these series of meetings.

The stunning uniqueness is its simplicity.  It is in the simplicity of God’s presence; the simplicity of the joy and peace; the effortless witness that is moving  the unchurched to seek God and be converted.

No one is pulling a muscle trying to relate to the hip culture.  No one is stage diving into bizarre behavior in an attempt to churn up a blessing. This simple meeting runs against the grain of all of that.

It matches what my friend Winkie Pratney said about revival.  He said, The things that touch men and women in an awakening are not strange and hidden things made clear but plain and simple things made central, old things made new.  The familiar touched again with heaven.  What we see in revival is the truth of things anew, The change brought about by the restoration of wonder and mystery in simplicity.  In revival, do not seek for new things from God, but seek to see God through new eyes. (Not sure if you wanted to print twice on purpose or not)

The mark of apostolic preaching and revival focus is a Church in love with Jesus Christ, her Lord.  Nothing else dominates the landscape of true awakening; nothing is seen as more important as the loveliness of God in the face of the Savior.”

Stay tuned for more about this miracle of simplicity in Silicon Valley.

These meetings will continue for a third week starting this Sunday

Silicon Valley around San Jose