THE RENOVATION OF YOUR LIFE

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THE RENOVATION OF YOUR LIFE

By Mario Murillo

We have learned that the vast majority of those who read this blog regularly are concerned about three things: America, your loved ones and your walk with God.  We also know that you are not afraid to speak out against the tyranny of our government.

All of that tells us something else: You are seeking more of God.   Because of this, you are likely to attend a conference, seminar, convention, or retreat this year. 

Let me suggest that you pray seriously about the Living Proof World Convention.   I could promise you a no frills truth centered event that will confront all of the matters that I mentioned but the big reason you should come is something different: An outpouring of the power of God that will root out the things that are holding us back and will imbue us transforming power and fire.

You will meet the growing number of believers who are finished with dead religion and compromise.  Join hearts with those who love America and believe that there is a supernatural solution.  If you are facing the battle of your life maybe this convention is the answer from the Lord that you have prayed for.

Our conviction: The American Church will not be turned around by supermen but by supernatural men. We do not need better equipment, new organizations, novel methods, but vessels that the Holy Ghost can use—vessels who pray with prevailing might.  God does not flow through religious machinery but through human beings, he does not anoint plans, but people—people of prayer.

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Do not sit back and watch dark clouds gather.  Sweep away the cobwebs, underbrush and weeds of despair and take action!  It is high time for you to put on the full armor of God’s power.

This prayer of Peter embodies this convention:  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.” 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.

Here are some urgent final statements.  Pray and ask God if you are to be a part of this groundbreaking event.  Act boldly and do not let fear stop you from coming.   God will make a way if you are truly serious about having power in these end times.  Join Mechelle and me for the renovation of your life and ministry.   The Living Proof World Convention has one simple goal:  To restore the roar of the American Church.

The Living Proof World Convention will be held at the Boomtown hotel and Casino in Reno in just a few weeks: March 30 and 31.    There is no registration fee for the convention but you must register.  We are at 75% percent full right now so please act now.   Click on the link below and you can register instantly.   You can also call us at 775 432 1665

Come and be a part of God’s miracle to restore America!

CLICK HERE NOW TO INSTANTLY REGISTER:       http://mariomurillo.net/living-proof-world-convention/

P.S  Call (775) 345-6000 to get a very special room rate at the Boomtown hotel.  Use the rate code SLPWC

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Andrae Crouch is still telling us to be brave, bold and joyful… through it all.

through it allAndrae Crouch is still telling us to be brave, bold and joyful… through it all.

By Mario Murillo

When Andrae’s Crouch’s fingers hit the keys of the piano, impossible divisions between races, religions, and between wayward souls and their God, collapsed like the walls of Jericho.  His voice and smile were infectious. He transformed the most illustrious halls instantly into the best church you ever attended.

If God were to take back the contribution that Andrae Crouch has made to Gospel music and to the many artists he inspired it would leave a crater that the church could  never fill.

But of all the gifts Andrae left us there is one that stands out: His ability to take his own sorrow and tragedy and make it into a song to heal others.  Psalm 76:10 says, “Man’s futile wrath will bring You glory. You will use it as an ornament!”  This is exactly what God did through our brother: he took deep, deep heartache and turned it into an ornament.

His homecoming came just as the world is filled with terror.  It feels like he left us just when we needed his gift the most.  But even this, God will turn into an ornament.   His music can be an even greater rebuke to fear, hatred and sorrow.    These songs can remind us even more loudly in his abscence that no matter what… everything is going to be alright.

It is painful for me right now to play his music, but I must because his songs will banish the very kind of pain and sorrow that I am fighting tonight.

It is not Andrae who needs comfort and encouragement…we do.   We need to know that while our world seems to be destroying itself that we should not be afraid, in fact we should be everything but afraid.  The Faith of the Son of God that resides in your heart is bold, confident and anchored to the hope of a Kingdom that cannot be shaken.

Now more than ever is the time for his melodies and lyrics to work their miracle in our souls.

The towering influence of Andrae Crouch will be seen in the many accolades and tributes you will see in the coming days.  Presidents, kings and celebrities will pay homage to him.  For what it is worth here is what I believe is the best way to honor his memory:

Listen and see that Andrae is still speaking, I can hear him!  He is singing to us about something bigger than our fears, more important than our disagreements, and wiser than our impatient opinions.  Andrae Crouch is still telling us to be brave, bold and joyful… through it all.

 

Gospel music pioneer Andraé Crouch dies at 72

Gospel music pioneer Andraé Crouch dies at 72

Andraé Crouch, a gospel musician who bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, died Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old singer, songwriter and choir director had been hospitalized since Saturday at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the Los Angeles area after suffering a heart attack.

Crouch, sometimes called “the father of modern gospel music,” led the choirs that sang on such hits as Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror and Madonna’s Like a Prayer. As a songwriter, he wrote several gospel favorites, most notably The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power, My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) and Soon and Very Soon, a song sung at Jackson’s public memorial service.

A San Francisco native who grew up in the Church of God in Christ, Crouch wrote his first gospel tune at age 14. By 1960, he had formed the Church of God in Christ Singers, a group that featured Billy Preston on keyboards.

He started another group, Andraé Crouch & the Disciples, in 1965, eventually signing to a contemporary Christian label, Light Records. Crouch brought a contemporary pop and R&B melodic sensibility to gospel, making him uniquely suited to appeal to both black and white audiences during the early days of the countercultural “Jesus movement” and also bringing him attention beyond the church.

Elvis Presley recorded Crouch’s I’ve Got Confidence for his 1972 gospel album He Touched Me, and Paul Simon recorded his Jesus Is the Answer on 1974’s Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’. Crouch also became the go-to vocal arranger for Los Angeles recording sessions that needed a gospel sound, working not only with Jackson and Madonna but also Elton John, Quincy Jones, The Commodores, Diana Ross and Ringo Starr.

Crouch’s gospel albums often featured guests from the R&B and jazz worlds, including Stevie Wonder, El DeBarge, Wilton Felder and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey. Chaka Khan, Sheila E. and vocal group Take 6 appeared on his most recent album, 2011’s The Journey.

His recordings brought him seven Grammys, and Crouch also received an Academy Award nomination for his arranging work on the 1985 film The Color Purple.

Throughout his life, Crouch struggled with dyslexia, sometimes memorizing words by the shapes of their combination of letters. He often drew simple pictures to help him comprehend words and write songs.

Crouch’s sister, Sandra Crouch, served as his spokeswoman, and the siblings were pastors at the New Christ Memorial Church in San Fernando, Calif., carrying on a work begun by their parents.

Crouch survived multiple bouts with cancer and also suffered from diabetes. In early December, Crouch was hospitalized with pneumonia and congestive heart failure, forcing the cancelation of his Let the Church Say Amen Celebration tour, which had been scheduled to begin Dec. 6 in Philadelphia. He was re-admitted to the hospital Saturday with what his sister characterized in a statement as “serious health complications.”