The History of Mario Murillo Ministries is the story of tenacity and grit in the face of impossibilities. We have preached during campus riots. We have faced bomb threats. We have had cults show up to disrupt our gatherings. No matter what, we have gone ahead, and finished what we started.
Earlier this year, you may remember, even with excruciating pain in my spine, I went ahead and preached 6 nights in our tent in the inner city of Las Vegas. I simply would not quit.
Anyone who knows me, knows I do not quit. If there is an event where souls are going to be reached and there is adversity I will not cancel. That is why I am shocked at myself at what I am about to tell you: we must postpone our tent crusades in Houston and in San Antonio. And, it makes me angry, with divine anger to cancel. These were two amazing opportunities. It is killing me to delay them.
1 Thessalonians 2:18 says, “Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us.” There it is! Satan hindered us. Notice that Paul did not tell the Thessalonians what Satan had done to hinder them. He must have had his reasons.
Like Paul, I cannot tell my reasons at this time either. I know that when the time is right I will tell you.
However, this attack should come as no surprise to anyone who is watching the flood of mob mentality, the deep division, hatred, betrayal, and lukewarm faith that are rampant across America.
More than anything, I need you to believe me…we would never make a decision like this lightly. It is critical because we are going to be criticized for cancelling. Again, I quote Paul the Apostle in the Message Bible translation:
Paul said, “Confident of your welcome, I had originally planned two great visits with you—coming by on my way to Macedonia province, and then again on my return trip. Then we could have had a bon-voyage party as you sent me off to Judea. That was the plan. Are you now going to accuse me of being flip with my promises because it didn’t work out? Do you think I talk out of both sides of my mouth—a glib yes one moment, a glib no the next? Well, you’re wrong. I try to be as true to my word as God is to his. Our word to you wasn’t a careless yes canceled by an indifferent no.” 2 Corinthians 1:15-19 MSG
The tent, chairs and mountains of equipment were ready. The trucks were ready. The sites were locked in. Everything was in place. We invested thousands of dollars. We were moving an army to Houston and San Antonio. Then this crisis struck.
What breaks my heart, is not just the souls we could have reached, but the amazing core of volunteers that worked so hard to help us. I commend you all for demonstrating the real love of Jesus. Please don’t give up!
This is not over! We will see these outreaches. The devil will pay—brutally pay for this attack. God bless you for hanging in there with me. As soon as I can, I will tell you more. Until then I need you to storm heaven in prayer for us.
The doctor told me I had one of the worst disk injuries he had ever seen. This was my 4th doctor. I survived 5 months of excruciating pain—but the worst was yet to come. He told me I needed surgery fast. But, choosing the best neurosurgeon meant I had to wait. Waiting in pain—not knowing how long you’ll wait—is a hard thing.
During that season, I could not understand what was happening to me. Our tent crusades were shut down. I wondered if I would ever be able to stand again.
We get an appointment. Even though the neurosurgeon had all my X-rays, his office ordered me to rush and get a new set 1 day before my appointment. We had no idea how important that was.
We finally see him. He says, “I compared your new and old X-rays. Mario, this is a miracle. If you had come in 4 weeks ago, I would have had to operate. It means going in through your stomach, leaving an 8-inch scar on your abdomen. Even then, there was no promise you’d get better, and you’d face a year of rehab. But something changed and now all you need is physical therapy.” God makes us wait for good reasons.
I am excited because my injury even without surgery should take a year to recover. Instead I am restored and, on a soul-winning vendetta.
Satan attacked me to stop our tent crusades. He was frustrating an urgent project. We have been building an industry around our tent. We have amassed equipment, soldiers, and systems for a mighty evangelistic weapon. One of our most important developments is our teamwork with Inner City Action and Frank Saldana.
We developed an explosive training program called FIREPOWER. This training is going to give us a national army.
Last year, it took several months prepare to do just one Living Proof Tent Crusade. Now all the working parts are in place. The machine is humming!
I am excited because we are going to do three crusades before Thanksgiving! Here are the details:
Living Proof Reno
Living Proof Houston TX
Living Proof San Antonio TX
My injury was one of the greatest tests of my life. Strange as it may seem, the Lord visited me every night and poured in revelation and insights to the future of America. He told me I would see unprecedented miracles—radical healings. He told me He would pour out His Spirit on the inner cities and send forth a shock army—made up of people who were thrown out like garbage.
He warned me to expect revival in small churches among broken-hearted pastors. He told me He was going to start a movement to break the political curse on America.
Yeah, I am excited…how could I not be! -Mario Murillo
P.S. I know this sounds strange, but you need to pray about being in Reno for our Living Proof Crusade there. Every atom of my being resonates with expectancy for this one event. If you know anyone in need of a miracle—do what you must to get them under the tent! To know more call us at 775 238 3473 or click here mariomurillo.org MM