I have an amazing story to tell you right now

Should a preacher be an outspoken critic of government and politicians?  Should soul winners take sides the political arena?  When I first began doing it, the unanimous verdict was no.  Now let me tell you an amazing story…

In 2011, I knew the greatest threat to America and the Gospel was going to come from Washington D.C. and Sacramento CA.  The Holy Spirit led me to begin a blog and arm people with truth and Scriptural knowledge to combat the iron curtain that I saw coming down on our nation.

You would not believe the threats I got.  Not just from left wing wackos, but from Christians.  Church folk thought I was violating my calling and the left wingers said they were going to sick the IRS on me.  Some leaders I really trusted blasted me for even thinking of doing this.

Seeking God about doing this blog, put me through unimaginable torment.  I had to be sure I was right.  My heroes, Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, Kathyrn Kuhlman, and David Wilkerson would have struggled with my decision.  Then something really important dawned on me: Preachers must discern the times they live in.

Everyone one of my heroes did just that.  They did things that had never been done before and they were brutally criticized for it. David Wilkerson for being photographed at a criminal trial for delinquents, Oral for going on television, Kathyrn for being a woman preacher…all of them broke new ground.

Then God gave me understanding of the time I lived in, and the ground I had to break.  Let me explain it this way:  say you are barbecuing in your back yard.  There’s a fence between you and your neighbor.  One day, after years of peaceful coexistence, your neighbor jumps the fence, and with a crazed look, charges your wife.  He means harm.  What do you do? Tell yourself it is unloving to attack the crazed neighbor?

Obama jumped the fence and went after the church.   Now, the left never stays in their own yard.  They continually attack our freedom of religion, and speech.  Then I heard a life-changing phrase in my spirit: Christianity will survive without America, but America will never survive without Christianity.  Now I knew my mission was to help spare America from disaster.

I also concluded that my spiritual heroes lived in an era when the church was respected, and there was civil discourse between political parties.  I needed models of preachers who preached at the dawn of tyranny in their nation.   I needed Dietrich Bonhoeffer from Hitler’s Germany and Watchman Nee in Mao’s china.  It became undeniable what I had to do.  I had total peace and confidence and began writing.  However, my anxiety was only beginning.

In the first month, May 2011, only 58 people read it, by the end of the year only 2,200 people had read it.  The enemy laughed at me, and told me it was a miserable failure, and the only thing I had done was to close the doors of churches.  Somehow I kept trying.

The blog didn’t just face rejection from the church, it was going against the headwinds of technology.  America’s attention span was shrinking fast.  Experts told me I had no hope of success because no one reads long articles.  If I wanted to be heard, I had to do short snappy videos.  The Holy Spirit said no.  I had to write the blog.  Often, they’d be over a thousand words. Somehow, against all odds, I held on.

Now it was 2012 and something amazing started.  By December, 300,000 people read the blog.  Not only that, preachers took heart from my posts and began to boldly proclaim truth and speak out.  Some of my harshest critics admitted they attacked me out of their own fear to speak out.  The foundation of a new understanding, began to emerge.  It turned into a groundswell.

Everywhere I traveled, people would come up to me, and tell me how much the blog meant to them.  Copies appeared in the most surprising places.  The heads of a large denomination gave it to their executives.  It was quoted on television, radio, referred to in books, read from pulpits and even mentioned in Washington.  Since then, it has been viewed in 224 nations and territories.   Then at midnight last night it happened…

The blog reached 3 million views.  Think of that!  3 million people have read it!   This little blog, which had no chance of surviving is now the mouse that roared.  Thank you to all my regular readers—some who have stood with me since the beginning—for doing something historic!  And, the best is yet to come.
The only way it succeeded was because God was in it.  He is the only reason it broke through all the barriers.  All the glory goes to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Kathryn Kuhlman: The Woman who Reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the Church

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Kathryn Kuhlman: The Woman who Reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the Church

By Mario Murillo

Yes, it is true that in the last several days we have been issuing warning after warning about the destruction of America.  We endeavored to awaken a healthy and righteous urgency.  We culled truth from the most undeniable sources to make the case that we have no time to lose.

Having made the case for drastic action we must also balance it with hope. In this time of darkness and despair, as the church faces the greatest test in American history we should stop, take a deep breath and remember.  Psalms 103 commands us to “forget not all of his benefits.”  One of those benefits is God’s power to undermine Satan with fresh and unexpected weapons.

Today we will remember one life, a woman who singlehandedly reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the church.  We do this because the reward of her sacrifice is still radiating today.  We do this because she is living proof of the power of God to take the least likely vessel and showcase them in history altering power.  She was a weapon of choice and the devil never saw it coming.

Here are some quick facts about this woman for those who are not familiar with her.   “Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman was born in Concordia, Missouri, to German-American parents. She was “born-again” at the age of 14 in the Methodist Church of Concordia, and began preaching in the West at the age of sixteen in primarily Baptist Churches. Kuhlman traveled extensively around the United States and in many other countries holding “healing crusades” between the 1940s and 1970s. She had a weekly TV program in the 1960s and 1970s called I Believe In Miracles that was aired nationally. Kathryn Kuhlman is still dearly loved by both Pentecostals and Charismatics alike.”

What you just read would be good for a book report.  Here is the part you need to know.   Kathryn was enveloped by an anointing that was unmatched.  Crippled children were healed, for that matter every kind of disease was healed.  When she began to minister she faced an onslaught of criticism for being a divorced woman preacher.Kathryn-Kuhlman-1969-Crusade-Preaching-A-video

God had to do startling miracles to get the church past those factors.  And America did get past all of that and flocked to her services setting attendance records in the largest venues.

The healings were documented and became the most convincing body of evidence for miracles that the medical community has ever seen.   The front rows of her meetings were regularly reserved for renowned surgeons, heart specialists and medical experts.

However her greatest contribution was her revelation of the Holy Spirit.  She was in Pittsburgh teaching something that was very new and real to her on the person of the Holy Spirit when a woman who was neither called out nor prayed over was instantly healed of terminal stomach cancer.

The disarming simplicity of her message on the Holy Spirit can be misleading.  Sometimes there is nothing more powerful than simplicity.   The church in general at that time, had fallen into a powerless funk in reaction to the “God is dead” movement and the surge of drugs in the youth culture.

Out of the blue God used her to ignite a Holy Spirit revival among Catholics.  Coupled with David Wilkerson’s book The Cross and the Switchblade millions worldwide received the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

It was Kathryn that caused a generation of Spirit-filled preachers to start regarding the Holy Spirit as a person and to submit their ministry to the guidance and power of this person that she so wonderfully described.   They relearned who carried the power, wisdom and the responsibility to advance the Gospel through the most evil time.

What does Kathryn’s life say to us today?  She continually talked about “paying the price.”  Today we hear about “not having to pay the price.”  And for that deception we are paying an incalculable price by losing our nation.

She taught surrender to the person who could change history.   The greatest threat in the church is self-reliance.   The challenge today is beyond our wisdom, words, methods and programs.   The church as a whole must today renounce human wisdom in favor of the person of the Holy Spirit.

The same Holy Spirit that took, as she said, “a nobody” and raised her up to alter the course of history should inspire us to follow her example.   Take a few minutes and see the video where she speaks about the Holy Spirit.

 

 The church in America has been struck by an iceberg.  Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers.  We cannot go on this way.  There must be an answer.

What if we had a convention designed to confront the threat against the American Church?  What if we had a convention that brushed aside all of the frills and distractions and instead focused on receiving power and fresh direction?

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.

One of Kathryn’s books is entitled God Can do it again.   We believe that!  That is why we are having our Living Proof World Convention!

It is our conviction that there is a life available, set apart in prayer that only goes out to serve at the direct command of God.  That life can accomplish truly mighty things, things mighty enough to change the course of America.

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 operate in gifts of power.

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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.

As important as the day of Pentecost was to the Book of Acts Church, the outpouring that happened two chapters later was equally crucial.  Pentecost proved that God could pour out His Spirit on the Earth.  The miracle in Acts 4 proved God could do it again.

Join us in the mountains with the firm conviction that God can and will do it again.

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.

The Living Proof World Convention will be held at New Life Church   March 3-6 New Life Church 10800 Hammerly Blvd, Houston, TX 77043   Phone (713) 932-1479

There is no registration fee for the convention but you must register.  Do not delay click the link below 

Click on the link below to register right now!

http://mariomurillo.org/living-proof-world-convention/

If you have any further questions please call us at  775 432 1665

 

 

 

Kathryn Kuhlman: The Woman who reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the church

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Kathryn Kuhlman: The Woman who Reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the Church

By Mario Murillo

Yes, it is true that in the last several days we have been issuing warning after warning about the destruction of America.  We endeavored to awaken a healthy and righteous urgency.  We culled truth from the most undeniable sources to make the case that we have no time to lose.

Having made the case for drastic action we must also balance it with hope. In this time of darkness and despair, as the church faces the greatest test in American history we should stop, take a deep breath and remember.  Psalms 103 commands us to “forget not all of his benefits.”  One of those benefits is God’s power to undermine Satan with fresh and unexpected weapons.

Today we will remember one life, a woman who singlehandedly reintroduced the Holy Spirit to the church.  We do this because the reward of her sacrifice is still radiating today.  We do this because she is living proof of the power of God to take the least likely vessel and showcase them in history altering power.  She was a weapon of choice and the devil never saw it coming.

Here are some quick facts about this woman for those who are not familiar with her.   “Kathryn Johanna Kuhlman was born in Concordia, Missouri, to German-American parents. She was “born-again” at the age of 14 in the Methodist Church of Concordia, and began preaching in the West at the age of sixteen in primarily Baptist Churches. Kuhlman traveled extensively around the United States and in many other countries holding “healing crusades” between the 1940s and 1970s. She had a weekly TV program in the 1960s and 1970s called I Believe In Miracles that was aired nationally. Kathryn Kuhlman is still dearly loved by both Pentecostals and Charismatics alike.”

What you just read would be good for a book report.  Here is the part you need to know.   Kathryn was enveloped by an anointing that was unmatched.  Crippled children were healed, for that matter every kind of disease was healed.  When she began to minister she faced an onslaught of criticism for being a divorced woman preacher.Kathryn-Kuhlman-1969-Crusade-Preaching-A-video

God had to do startling miracles to get the church past those factors.  And America did get past all of that and flocked to her services setting attendance records in the largest venues.

The healings were documented and became the most convincing body of evidence for miracles that the medical community has ever seen.   The front rows of her meetings were regularly reserved for renowned surgeons, heart specialists and medical experts.

However her greatest contribution was her revelation of the Holy Spirit.  She was in Pittsburgh teaching something that was very new and real to her on the person of the Holy Spirit when a woman who was neither called out nor prayed over was instantly healed of terminal stomach cancer.

The disarming simplicity of her message on the Holy Spirit can be misleading.  Sometimes there is nothing more powerful than simplicity.   The church in general at that time, had fallen into a powerless funk in reaction to the “God is dead” movement and the surge of drugs in the youth culture.

Out of the blue God used her to ignite a Holy Spirit revival among Catholics.  Coupled with David Wilkerson’s book The Cross and the Switchblade millions worldwide received the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

It was Kathryn that caused a generation of Spirit-filled preachers to start regarding the Holy Spirit as a person and to submit their ministry to the guidance and power of this person that she so wonderfully described.   They relearned who carried the power, wisdom and the responsibility to advance the Gospel through the most evil time.

What does Kathryn’s life say to us today?  She continually talked about “paying the price.”  Today we hear about “not having to pay the price.”  And for that deception we are paying an incalculable price by losing our nation.

She taught surrender to the person who could change history.   The greatest threat in the church is self-reliance.   The challenge today is beyond our wisdom, words, methods and programs.   The church as a whole must today renounce human wisdom in favor of the person of the Holy Spirit.

The same Holy Spirit that took, as she said, “a nobody” and raised her up to alter the course of history should inspire us to follow her example.   Take a few minutes and see the video where she speaks about the Holy Spirit.

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The church in America has been struck by an iceberg.  Over one thousand preachers a month are leaving the ministry defeated by the open hostility of our culture and the draining effect of lukewarm believers.  We cannot go on this way.  There must be an answer.

What if we had a convention designed to confront the threat against the American Church?  What if we had a convention that brushed aside all of the frills and distractions and instead focused on receiving power and fresh direction?

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.

It is our conviction that there is a life available, set apart in prayer that only goes out to serve at the direct command of God.  That life can accomplish truly mighty things, things mighty enough to change the course of America.

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 operate in gifts of 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.

As important as the day of Pentecost was to the Book of Acts Church, the outpouring that happened two chapters later was equally crucial.  Pentecost proved that God could pour out His Spirit on the Earth.  The miracle in Acts 4 proved God could do it again.

Join us in the mountains with the firm conviction that God can and will do it again.

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Please make your plans now to be at the Living Proof World Convention.  We are gathering in Reno in the Boomtown Hotel and Casino.  This site was carefully chosen because it is a much more peaceful setting than the downtown strip plus there is  plenty of easy free parking.

The convention is free but you must register to attend the Living Proof World Convention, 

Plus, we can get you hotel rooms for amazing prices.   For a regular room the convention price is…get this $25 a night.  In their new North Tower a larger room is only $40!   Let us give you the special code to reserve these amazing rates.

Click here to be a part of this historic event :   http://mariomurillo.net/contact-us/

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