NOW FOR SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS

 

Fasten your seat belt, this is really good news. They gathered with excitement and expectation…but none of us were ready for what happened next.

NOW FOR SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS

By Mario Murillo

It is a good sign…they keep adding chairs.  This is happening most of the night.  Another good sign: the house is filled with youth—youth who do not know Jesus—who battle everything devil throws at our children these days.  The best sign is everyone feels special power vibrating in the room.

We are doing a Living Proof Outreach with Ben Lucero, Isaiah Saldivar and the Awakening 209 in Manteca, California.

My message carries an unusual title: When Satan Helps Start Revival.  I begin by describing the strange experience I had after God ordered me to study the youth culture.  My research became torture as I fully grasped the curse Lucifer has laid on an entire generation.

I could actually sense the evil one boasting and threatening.  He was declaring his wicked intentions: “I will addict them.  I will shame them.  I will drain them of hope.  I will kill them.

Then the voice of God roared, BUT I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON THEM!  I tell them “I am here tonight because a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit is coming.”  I make a prediction about the emerging army of youth: “You will lay hands on the sick.  You will prophesy.  You will cast out devils.”

Then I explained how Satan is mentally off.  If the devil just wanted to deceive and damn souls he would make everyone content like cattle being fattened for the slaughter.  Instead, he tortures, punishes and makes his victims miserable.  He can’t help himself. Observe California—creating new laws make it impossible for people to be safe or happy.

-Child prostitution is now legal in California.

-Drug dealers must be let out of prison because of bed shortages.

-Violent felons—some who have killed Americans—in California illegally will not be taken into custody.

-In Silicon Valley, American workers are being fired and replaced by foreign workers—and the Americans have to train their replacements!

-California schools—nearly the worst in the nation— are chock full of corruption, mismanagement and loony curriculum.  Reading, writing and arithmetic are out.  Brainwashing about transgenderism, anti-Americanism, and anti-Christian studies are in.

Satan is overplaying his hand in California.  He is creating a misery and despair in the youth of the state that will drive them to Jesus!

Now the audience began to see the proof of what I was saying.  A miracle, pure and simple, hits a young lady.  I love it when the Holy Spirit’s word of knowledge is so clear, piercing and detailed that people no longer see the man speaking—only God.

By the Spirit, the story of her life unfolded.  The precise illnesses of her body and the childhood trauma that caused them all was revealed.  Her total healing rocks the room.

On the heels of her miracle more healings ignite. The vivid details about people’s conditions electrify mighty praise to Jesus the healer.

Suddenly spines straighten, migraine headaches vanish.  A man in the back becomes so excited he just gets up out of his wheelchair and begins a little victory dance over his healing.  A full 60 minutes of unobstructed healings flood the house with shouts of joy and mass weeping.

God saved the best for last.  Never have I seen conviction grip youth like this. It was as if they wanted me to shut up and let them come to Christ.  It was an instant response crowned with total surrender.  They abandoned their sin as if it were nuclear waste. Notice, in the picture, the overwhelming number of young men who came forward.  This is really good news—prophetic news about a coming youth revolution.

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.

Here’s what happened in Bakersfield

By Mario Murillo

90% of those who needed Christ came forward—including one a family waited 27 years to be saved.  Those are staggering facts.  We are taught this is all that matters, so therefore, the event was a success.  But last night taught us something else…it was the most brutal wake up call we have gotten in 20 years.
Paul once made this dramatic confession: “Therefore we wanted to come to you—even I, Paul, time and again—but Satan hindered us. -1 Thessalonians 2:18 He actually admitted that in this particular battle—Satan stopped them.  Last night we were stopped.  It was a major shock because we were spoiled by a long run of full houses and overflowing altars.
It is almost mandatory for evangelists to give only glowing reports.  There is overwhelming pressure to justify their appeal for funds with photos of masses of people. Some of that pressure is justified because we are stewards of people’s hard-earned money.  Some of it is foolish because it denies that we are in a war.
But what do you do when the news is not good?  Do you gloss it over?  Do you ignore it and move on?  I choose to hit it head on.
It would be ridiculous to sugar coat last night in a blog notorious for telling the truth.  When it was dangerous to rebuke Obama we did it repeatedly.  When we saw burning issues in the church we nailed them to the wall.  So it is time to take some of my own medicine.
Last night was poorly attended for many reasons—reasons that we must face or fold our tent. America has radically changed.  The church has radically changed.  We must adjust or face the fate of dinosaurs.  So what exactly do I mean?  Here are the facts:
California’s inner cities are now openly hostile to soul-winning.  The old code of honor and respect for faith is dead.  Two highly visible attacks on ministers flood the news:
-Herbert Valero, the 68-year-old pastor of Victory Outreach Church in Salinas, went outside his house to pray with Servando Ayala Silva, a 37-year-old man who took a sheet rock saw blade and cut the pastor’s throat.  He died in front of his wife and children.
-Rudy Trujillo, the pastor of Faith Center in San Fernando, assaulted Wednesday morning was hospitalized and recovering from a broken hip and other injuries after he was beaten.
Gangs see salvations as a threat to drug sales.  They will intimidate those who preach and those who come to hear them.  Fear grips communities.  We failed to see this. God has to teach us to overcome boycotts by gangs.
I also failed to obey a lessen from the Holy Spirit.  We should not have delegated the advertising and the ground game of this outreach.  A central key to our Living Proof Crusades is new ways of getting people to bring people to outreaches.  We must also take control of everything that happens during the crusade…this became painfully clear in Bakersfield.
Finally, we must unravel the mystery of millennials.  They are glued to their cell phone screens and live a life that is unlike anything humanity has ever seen.  They are our next crash course.
Some say that I am overreacting to a Friday night in Bakersfield and may see a major turnaround tonight. That would be a highly unlikely but welcome outcome.  Stay tuned
Finally, my great hope is the Holy Spirit.  This is His expertise.  He once led me to the violent intellectual campus at Berkeley with nothing but the clothes on my back. It was a challenge beyond words. I was beyond ill-equipped.  That is the situation I find myself in today.
I am asking for forgiveness from our faithful partners for losing an important battle.  I can only ask that you bear with me and consider our history:  We will never lie to you and we will never surrender to Satan.  Psalm 108:13 says, “Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

IN LAS VEGAS GOD KILLED A LIE ABOUT AMERICAN YOUTH

In Las Vegas God killed a lie about American youth

By Mario Murillo

We invaded Las Vegas.  It would never have happened without our partners.  God used you to send us to sin city!  I cannot overstate the strategic power of the war chest that you have helped us build.

The building was jammed.  The miracles of healing came effortlessly.   We can’t remember when the presence of God to heal was this widespread in a meeting.

In Las Vegas we saw God kill a lie.  The media is painting a picture of American youth that is a total fabrication.  Last night we saw the total opposite of what they say.  Youth crying out for Jesus to set them free and use them—a militancy for Christ is rising.

There is so much more good news out of Las Vegas but it must wait because I have a word from the Lord for you. It is white hot in my soul.  I will damage myself if I do not express it.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ROARING:  IGNORE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE.  DO NOT MISS THE HARVEST OF AMERICA’S YOUTH!

Only once before have I been hit so hard with this mandate.  Jesus revealed the harvest at the University of California at Berkeley.  That campus was an impenetrable prison of atheism.  God burned it in my soul to ignore the outward appearance and press on.  There was a harvest hidden in plain sight.  Because I obeyed and stayed the course thousands were saved.

Now the media has built a new prison for our youth.   They desperately push the lie of a self-absorbed, easily offended, anti-God generation.  The media has to keep this lie alive or they will lose control of a generation.

We know accurate reporting is dead in America.  The media is a mouthpiece of the “social justice” movement.  Political correctness is their drug to keep the masses in line.  If they truly wanted equality and justice, they would not be pathological liars.

American youth are done with Christ?   We know better.  We are in the trenches with them.  We see them sobbing, repenting and crying out to Jesus for identity, destiny and anointing.

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Get them away from their demonic college professors and the suffocating peer pressure and they melt before the love and power of God—not just in Vegas—but in every city.

Put your ear to the ground.  You can hear something coming…the distant rolling thunder of a generation waking up to Christ.

A harvest of young souls is coming just in time.  What a disaster if we miss it!

 Here are the things that the Holy Spirit is roaring.  He is emphatically ordering us to do these the following things to bring in the harvest.

  1. Ignore the appearance and be true to the message: The best messengers have always been faithful to their message. Proverbs 25:13 Says, “Like the cold of snow in time of harvest, is a faithful messenger to those who send him, for he refreshes the soul of his masters.” God is refreshed when His servants are true to his message.

Resist the pressure to alter or sidestep the Gospel.  Mark Dever said, “People often try to improve the gospel, but in “improving” it, they always end up losing it. This gospel we have received is itself full and lacks nothing. Thus, to add to it is only to detract from it—and from God’s glory.”

The Holy Spirit compels us preach, the Cross, the Blood, Heaven and Hell.  These themes convict lost souls.  Billy Graham was accused of preaching simple sermons.  Over and over he’d say “the Bible says.” Yet, millions came forward and he shattered attendance records all over the world.  Instead of dazzling oratory, he built sermons the Holy Spirit could use.

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  1. Ignore the appearance and embrace a fresh approach. The enemy we face is sophisticated, and well-funded. We must look to God for a fresh approach.  We must saturate our plans in prayer. We must apply solutions from the Holy Spirit.  The ideas must and will come from Him.

While our message does not change our method will and must change.  We cannot change what we say but we must change how we say it.

We must take technology captive and bring it into the subjection of Christ.  Social media is the new agora—the new market place.  It is will be the site of miracles.

We must constantly update our technology and stay current with the changes going on in cyberspace and the youth culture.

  1. Ignore the appearance and let signs and wonders flow.

Why offer a partial cure?  Why not prove the message?  The supernatural must be presented boldly.  We should not fear rejection.  The outward appearance tells us they will mock us.  That appearance is wrong! Ironically, the supernatural has always been a part of youth culture.  They are pre-wired to miracles.

We bring the Kingdom of God to the youth culture—not just words.   Jesus said, “But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you” -Luke 11:20.

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The 1960’s terrified parents and the nation.  The general consensus was that we had lost an entire generation to drugs and free love.   Look Magazine had a strange premonition.  They said this: “If there is a solution for our youth it must spring up from among themselves.”

Out of nowhere and among themselves came the Jesus Movement.  At first, pastors tried to get the influx of youth to fit the church mold.  Thank God they woke up and embraced the miracles among the young.  25 million Americans were swept into the Kingdom.

God has always told youth what He is about to do.   Young people have always been God’s catalyst to awakenings.  Now, He is saying the most explosive things He has ever said to youth.  He is offering them power He has never offered before.

By ignoring conventional wisdom and the outward appearance this ministry has stayed the course and is reaping the results.  Big miracles are ahead and the best is yet to come.

 

 

The Miracle of the Yuba

It is easy to believe there was a curse on the Yuba City/Marysville region. This is a place of worsts. In 1976, Yuba City had the worst school bus accident in American history.  Lori Puente, one of the students from Yuba City High School who survived said, “We lost 28 students and a teacher that day. There was no one in our small town that was untouched very profoundly by this tragedy.”

In 1971, the worst serial killer was captured in Yuba City. “Juan Corona said he murdered and mutilated 25 farmworkers four decades ago because they were trespassing in the orchards north of Sacramento”, said Sutter County Assistant District Attorney Jana McClung.

Since then other “worsts” have befallen this area.  It had the first major school shooting in the nation.  It has the highest rate of student suspension and child abuse in California.  It is flooded with crystal meth.

For this and many other reasons, it would take a miracle unlike anything we had ever seen to bring Living Proof to Yuba City.

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The Miracle of the Yuba

By Mario Murillo

We have waited for years to be able to announce that a city in desperate need was truly rocked by Living Proof.  The miracle of the Yuba is that long awaited testimony.

Heaven had been bombarded with prayer for this outreach but we were still waiting for the breakthrough.  Every revival has an ignition point.  In Yuba City, it was when two churches linked hearts to touch their community.

The Bridge of Yuba City, led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter, and Church of Glad Tidings, led by Dave and Cheryl Bryan, brought the breakthrough we needed.

It takes every last drop of faith to keep a church strong in the Yuba City/Marysville area. They did not make this decision because it was convenient or even practical.  It was a sacrifice based on a passion for God to heal our land.  I want to thank them for their amazing act of love.

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They not only provided workers, they cancelled their Sunday morning services to meet in the tent to win souls. Note to all Pastors: This kind of unselfish love will break the power of Satan over any region.

Unity became infectious.  The Church escaped the safe zones of buildings. Love took on muscle.  Good intentions became action.

On Wednesday, June 10, at 7 PM we opened Living Proof to Yuba City.  This supposedly hardened community converged on the tent at the Fairgrounds.

Yuba City Mayor John Dukes opened with a mighty prayer and introduced me to the crowd.  A mayor and an evangelist standing together to bring life to a city—think of that!

Still, many scoffed at the idea that we would prove God was real to this wounded region.  But God was not intimidated. He was about to do the one miracle that would prove His love to this region.

He directed me to a young man on my right.  My orders were to tell him the following: “You have suffered a devastating loss.  It shattered your faith in God.  It made you physically ill and has placed a dark cloud over your life.” This young man had been in a terrible accident that killed his girlfriend.  That loss wrecked his faith and affected his health.

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This picture that shows him breaking before God and receiving a miracle says it all.  In a city that is defined by devastating deaths, God chose to make an emphatic statement. The first healing was a healing of the ravages of tragic loss.  God would break the cycle of darkness for a new generation.  Yuba City now had Living Proof.

Later that night, I asked people to come to Christ.  The response was immediate and effortless.  A flood of young souls rushed to the front.  What a resounding rebuke to those “experts” who say American youth don’t want Christ.

How do I describe Living Proof Yuba City?  For the next 4 nights it was souls and miracles.  All ages, cultures and races came to experience the ultimate miracle in Christ.When a Mayor and an evangelist work together copy

What healings have been reported?  You name it.  Cancer, diabetes, emphysema, and a host of life threatening diseases have vanished before the mighty hand of God.

Three people left their wheelchairs.  One man left his wheelchair and started dancing with his daughter!  At one point a blanket of power covered the crowd, and you could hear shouts of victory that pain and sickness was evicted from bodies everywhere.

But again, the real story of Living Proof Yuba City is about lost souls turning to God.  I looked out at the audience and saw a grandmother holding her sobbing teenage granddaughter.  The young girl saw miracles and felt power.  She and so many others like her were overtaken by hope and surrendered to Christ.

Friday night! The temperature at 7 PM was 106 degrees—WE WERE IN A TENT!  The scorching heat did not kill our attendance.  Instead, it was the biggest night with the greatest harvest.

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A generation that walked in darkness has found that life is not a cruel accident; the universe is not a cold, abandoned expanse.  They have found their FATHER, a father who will care for them and lead them.

This is a good time to give you more good news:  We made our goal of $100,000!  I am so grateful to all who gave.  Living Proof is now our unambiguous present and future.

Doors are blasting open. Gay marriage, racial violence and a host of other issues are making our phones ring.  The invitations are consistently about turning the tide of immorality in America.   They want a Living Proof Crusade because it is more than words; it demonstrates the power of God.July 5

By redefining marriage, the Supreme Court violated the constitution. Justice Roberts even admitted, “This had nothing to do with the constitution.”  This blatant attack on the Bible raised the level of urgency level for Living Proof among pastors.

You, my friend, are in a unique position.  You can give to advance our cause and see to it that we seize every open door for the Gospel.  Your bold gift of love will have more impact now that it has ever had before.

Pastor Jim Carpenter said this about Living Proof Yuba City: “There is a dramatic shift in the atmosphere of our region.  Sleepy churches have been jolted by the signs and wonders; the streets feel the change; people who were walking by the tent to go get their drugs were instead pulled inside by the unseen hand of God and delivered. This community will never be the same.”

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WHEN A MAYOR AND AN EVANGELIST TEAM UP TO IMPACT A CITY

WHEN A MAYOR AND AN EVANGELIST TEAM UP TO IMPACT A CITY

By Mario Murillo

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John Dukes, Mayor of Yuba City, and I are bound by different covenants.  It is his job to faithfully execute his oath of office.  It is my job to obey a heavenly vision.  We are both servants of God and where our callings meet is in the genuine desire to help Yuba City.

In this current time of national division, it takes courage for any civic leader to declare that the Gospel holds the greatest hope for a community.  John has stood before the crowd night after night to declare his belief in miracles and the power of the Gospel to make a city better.

At no time does he try to divide or abuse his authority as mayor.  He is building a consensus among various groups for the good of the city.  To him, this is a logical part of that goal.

He recognizes, as I do, the fever in government today to silence the benefit of faith in the fight against addiction and crime.  We believe it is time for government to let God work in our nation.  It is insane to ignore the power of God to handle our deepest crisis as a nation.

He and I are taking a bold step of faith.  We are teaming up to prove what Jesus can do for a city.  It is our prayer that the results will be so undeniable that it will help remove the stigma of religion and silence those who hate God in our government.

But the lesson here is not just for anti-God politicians, it is also for Christians.  For reasons that are too numerous to list, many Christians have been afraid to show the power of God to society.

There is a deliberate attempt in these meetings to eschew emotionalism without losing fervor.  We want Jesus to overshadow the method so that people will see miracles in plain view.  We get out of God’s way so that He could demonstrate His love and power in a way that main street will admit…something real is happening…it is the key to our children’s future and our way of life.

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We are not here to colonize Yuba City.  We are here to be a helping hand to the downtrodden and forgotten among us.  We have no agenda, just a Savior.  We are to go about doing good deeds.

Healing is one of those good deeds.  A piercing example of this is Peter before the Sanhedrin, after the paralyzed man was healed at the gate, Beautiful.  Acts 4:8, “Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole.’” 

Teaming up for the good of a city is a wonderful thing.  It has already produced important results.  We believe that the best is yet to come.  Please pray for Living Proof Yuba City!

P.S.  We are gearing up for a fresh outreach to Yuba City.  The tent is gone but the fire still burns brightly.  Get ready for the next phase of this miracle of God.  We will be announcing the next series of Living Proof Yuba City very soon.

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