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.

 

 

What we know, that others do not, about reaching youth in America.

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What we know, that others do not, about reaching youth in America.

By Mario Murillo

The picture you see is nearly 200 people—mainly youth—surrendering to Christ.  In city after city, this miracle is being repeated.  Our audiences are getting younger and signs and wonders are increasing.

Since I last wrote you, we have hit Austin, Texas, Branson, Missouri and Turlock, California.  Yuba City was so explosive that we are forced to return there on October 11-13th.

In Branson the fire is still falling–many have told us the miracles and salvation of youth are unheard of here–forcing us to extend meetings for a third time.

Here is what we know, that others do not, about reaching youth in America.  That statement sounds arrogant but this is not written in arrogance.  This is coming to you in humble fear and trembling.  It is not a boast—it is a statement of fact. 

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We declare it because we are in a war.   The great ambition in any war is victory.  To get victory, generals know there are two imperatives:

-You must get the best weapons, in the right hands, as fast as possible.

-You must demonstrate that the fighting is effective.  That way, vital support for the war will grow.

Those are the two unambiguous goals of this letter.  I am going to show you that we have been given a precious insight and edge in the war for our children’s souls.  Then I am going to call for you to take action in this battle for our nation’s survival.

First, here is what we know:

  1. Confronting Obama and speaking out for America does not alienate youth. The wreckage of his administration, the cruelty of his actions toward his political enemies and his arrogant disregard for the economy has cost him dearly among young people.

In a detailed, national poll released by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, nearly half of young voters said they would remove President Obama from office if they could.

We do not preach a right-wing message, but it is our duty to oppose willful destruction of our constitution and our way of life.  The important thing is to do it sparingly, in context, and only by the direction of the Holy Spirit.

Opposing Obama does not close the door to youth; in our case, it opens it.  They blame him for destroying their future.  It may look hip and cool to some preachers to remain silent, but many youth consider them traitors.

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  1. They want the Gospel, not gimmicks. In her ground breaking article, How the Seeker-Sensitive, Consumer Church Is Failing a Generation, Dorothy Greco said:

“The millennial generation’s much-talked-about departure from church might lead those of us over 30 to conclude that they have little interest in Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Unfortunately, their spiritual coming of age has coincided with many Protestant pastors relying on a consumer business model to grow and sustain their churches. This template for doing church and the millennials’ hunger for authenticity has caused an ideological collision.”

Youth feel a huge let down when they go to church and get nothing challenging.    That is why we don’t waste time trying to create a rock concert atmosphere…we are not trying to “relate.”

We openly preach the entire message of Jesus, including the Cross and the Blood.  This touches something deep inside this generation.   Youth want truth.  They sense impending disaster. They know they need something that will last no matter what. They want rock-solid answers, not fantasies.

  1. They want to experience the supernatural presence and power of God. There is nothing more wonderful than that moment when the Holy Spirit begins to do miracles witnessed by a new generation.

In Turlock, God fixed His gaze on a young girl in the balcony.  (As His unworthy servant, I share this with great concern that Christ be given all of the glory). I opened my mouth and out came a list of the names of illnesses and the location of those illnesses in her body.

The collective gasp in the crowd bore witness to the fact of an undeniable miracle.  Her friend told us later that this complete healing revolutionized her and still reverberates to her friends.What we know 3

We get out of God’s way so He can demonstrate his love and power in a way that Main Street will admit that something real is happening…it is the key to our children’s future and our way of life.

Not one young person leaves the meetings spooked by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  The look of wonder is worth every drop of suffering it took to bring us to this point.

Now I want to talk straight to your heart.

The golden moment—the moment Living Proof is all about–is when youth fully realize that the same God who just healed a serious disease can heal their soul.

Of all the things I could wish for in this world, it would be to have you there when it happens.   If you could, then you would share in my great joy and my great agony.  We need to do so much more than we are doing!   More people need to know about our meetings!  Every night, I leave ecstatic, yet frustrated.

Few events anywhere in America combine the weapons we do in our meetings.   You can’t find another event that so completely and effectively confronts youth with the Gospel.

What intensifies my frustration is that in the few times that we have been able to eke out extra finances to advertise in secular media, our impact grows exponentially. There is no reason we should be held back like this!  We should be able to shout the news of our meetings from the rooftops!

Now, I am asking you to help me do something that will greatly increase our effectiveness.  I have made the decision to leave Christian Television.  Unchurched youth are not watching–it is useless as a tool to get youth to our meetings.

On Wednesday, June 24, I received this clear message from the Lord: “Persecution is about to increase suddenly, but so will my signs and wonders.”    I released a blog about this on Thursday morning, the 25th.

It happened the next day!   On June 26, gay marriage became law.  Suddenly, it was open season on Christians.  Now massive law suits seek to silence the church.

I had to pray and ask, “What do I do if all normal channels are closing?”  The answer is that you don’t wait; you seek wisdom from God.  I did and came to a big decision:

I must leave Christian television and begin building a youth audience through the internet and social media. 

We can build a massive youth internet audience for a lot less than you think.  But I must upgrade our equipment.  The good news is that we can do it for only $30,000!

America can still be turned back into one nation under God!  To get there, we must take the steps to fight evil with wisdom and cunning from the Holy Spirit.

I am asking you to write one big historic check to help me build this media. You are the heart of this ministry and you love America.  I know that if we pray and obey we will reach our goal of $30,000!

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We made a dangerous promise to America

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We made a dangerous promise to America

By Mario Murillo

“So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation.  Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. – Daniel 2: 16-18

How bad was the King’s nightmare?  The King said he would kill every wise man unless they could tell the dream and give its interpretation.  Daniel did not know what the King dreamt but made him a promise anyway- Give me time, I will ask God and I will give you the meaning of your nightmare.

This little detail is often left out in the telling of the story of Daniel.  Think of it!  Death is certain if he fails to get a miracle.  He hung his entire life on a prayer.

America is having a nightmare.   Riots spread and international threats escalate.  The nation is gripped with divisive hate, crippling fear and deep uncertainty.

And just as Nebuchadnezzar despised the wise men for not knowing how to help him, America is taking out her frustrations on Christianity.  Americans are in no mood for religion.  They have made their feelings known loud and clear.  They have strayed away from church in droves.   Even hip churches are fading because the inner pain Americans feel is too great for groovy sermons.Donation page for year end letter copy

By announcing LIVING PROOF, Mario Murillo Ministries has made a dangerous promise to America.  Even before the miracles arrive, before we understand how to speak to the agony of our nation we went as far out on the limb as you can go.  We are in the same place Daniel was that night that he prayed.

We have said to America “give us time and we will tell you of your nightmare and give you the meaning you are so desperate to find.”   Our televisions commercials say it, our flyers say it.  We are totally at the out in the open.

Are we fools?  We are not fools and we have never been wiser.  Think about it.  Daniel was already on the death list.  His action was astute and courageous.   He recognized that the supernatural was no longer optional.   The Christians who are still playing church are the real fools.

We have done the only thing a ministry can do in this desperate hour.   We have prayed, sought the Living God and fasted.  We have allowed the searchlight of God to examine our deepest motives.  We have purchased the gold that is tried in the fire.

To evict devils and declare miracles I had to die to self.  I do not miss the old Mario.  I have never been so glad to see him go.

LIVING PROOF is not a meaningless title it is our reality.  The victims of this present darkness must walk into a meeting that is saturated by the presence of God.  They must be told bold and honest things about their soul and Jesus.  Then the Holy Spirit will provide the proof by healing incurable disease and instantly breaking demonic power.

LIVING PROOF is coming to your area!  When it does you will see with your own eyes the very thing that Peter asked God for when he prayed this prayer “Lord behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your Word while You stretch out your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of your Holy Son Jesus.” –Acts 4:29

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An Open Letter to California

 Why you should come for this one night.

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By Mario Murillo

If you are facing illness and you are suffering through the current medical quagmire, this is urgent news.  I want you to join me for an unforgettable night of hope and power.  Let me explain more.

I want to share what I have experienced with you.  My experience with the power of Christ to heal began in the most unlikely place and at the most unpromising time.   Mine was not a backwater encounter among the uneducated.   It was in the light of day on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley during the free speech movement.

Jesus himself said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father”-John 14:12.   Those words haunted me and challenged me to answer one of the greatest questions I would ever ask myself:  How do I reach this campus?

What happened to me next did not just breakthrough on campus, but it ended up taking me around the world declaring the greatest news that mankind has ever heard.  There is not enough room here to give you a detailed account of how the healings began.

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What matters right now is that you can receive healing and you can satisfy your soul about the reality of God.

I am not asking you to embrace dead religion or a cult.  Reality does not need hype or manipulation.  I am asking you to trade just one night of your life to open your heart to God and let Him give you a miracle inside and out.

Why you should bring someone to this night.  If someone you love is suffering physical illness, bring them and let us pray for them to receive a miracle.  Think of all that they have endured to try to get well.  Instead of waiting for hours in a cold atmosphere let them experience a loving, joyous, faith-filled atmosphere.

If someone you know is unchurched and is honestly seeking to know that God is real, bring them.  My message that night will not just touch the needs of the body but also of the soul.  This is a perfect opportunity for them to receive a miracle in their soul.

Why you should come if you are a Christian who yearns for revival in the Bay Area.  The impact of this night does not end with just healing miracles.  An army of love and light is forming from many churches in the area who are seeking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  It is our deepest wish and expectation that the power of this night will flow out to the entire Bay Area.

It all adds up to a simple fact:  This is a night you do not want to miss and you will be thankful for the rest of your life that you made the effort to be with us.

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Pastors are now Attacking Conservative Christians. Are they right?

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Pastors are now Attacking Conservative Christians.  Are they right?

By Mario Murillo

A new book by a well-known pastor says that there is “the tendency on the right and on the left to conflate the kingdom of God with a particular political party. “Many conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament, failing to realize the danger of adopting Old Testament principles that were never affirmed in the New Testament. Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel of grace. Even though there is a great deal of emphasis on the Bible in such churches, it can often be the wrong emphasis.”

What possible fault could you or I find with these words?  At first nothing but a second look reveals plenty.  

1.The author does not balance his criticism.  He only singles out Conservative Christians.  He never uses the term “Liberal Christians”…with good reason, because, in this current manifestation of liberalism, Liberal Christian is a mind-numbing oxymoron.   And who can say with a straight face “I have conflated the Kingdom of God to the Democratic Party?”

Democrats roundly booed God and Israel at their last convention and essentially told the believers among them “pick up your Bible and get out.”  They are the party of abortion, atheism, Islam, and same sex marriage.  And then there is their long list of antis’:  Anti-police, anti-constitution, anti-church, anti-Israel, anti-military and anti-free speech for any voice that disagrees with them.

2.Even Paul understood that he had to make a choice even when it is not a perfect choice.  In Acts 23 he faced a death sentence and stood between two political parties:  The Sadducee who sincerely believed in wrong things and the Pharisees who hypocritically believed in right things.

Verse 6 says “But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducee and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!”  With these words Paul clearly sided with the Pharisees.

Matthew Henry said of this moment in Paul’s life “His own prudence and ingenuity stand him in some stead, and contribute much to his escape. His being a citizen of Rome saved him in the foregoing chapter from his being scourged by the chief captain as a vagabond, and here his being a Pharisee saved him from being condemned by the Sanhedrim, as an apostate from the faith and worship of the God of Israel. It will consist very well with our willingness to suffer for Christ to use all lawful methods, nay, and arts too, both to prevent suffering and to extricate ourselves out of it.”

In plain terms, the Republican Party is as bad as the Pharisees but like the Pharisees they are our best choice at this time to escape the disastrous policies that Obama has set in motion that will not only dismantle our freedoms but will drive the church underground.

However, I can tell you with great assurance that many Conservative Christians are displeased with the Republican party and will bail on them if they do when they assume control of the Senate is to  mirror the other party.

3. Conservative Christians do not believe America is modern Israel.  They believe America is a modern miracle.  The author continues his attack on Conservative Christians by saying ““Many conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament.”

I can only speak for myself and the multitude of Christian leaders I know.  We do not believe that America is modern Israel we believe America is a modern miracle –a miracle worth fighting for.  We believe that it was a miracle that we defeated England.  We see divine wisdom is in the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution.

4. Who is being harsh?  The writer finishes his attack on Conservative Christians by saying “Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel of grace.”  When I read this part, I said a big “HUH?”

As I look around me, I see nothing but grace being preached.  In fact, I see it being exalted even above God’s rightful demands for holiness.  I see a bevy of preachers on talk shows back peddling, parsing words and obsequiously kowtowing to the media.  It would have been more accurate for this writer to say “there are a few pockets left here and there of preachers who are still not preaching grace.”

Don’t ask me who this author is.  I admire him and respect his ministry.  My object in writing this is not to keep you from reading his book but to point out the mistake of trying to be neutral on an issue that is so painfully clear.  Oh, and also, I am saying to any pastor, don’t be a traitor to your brethren just so the world will like you better.

It sounds so spiritual to say “I am not right wing or left wing; I am out of the political arena all together.”  This is especially for urban pastors who face brutal persecution for opposing Obama and for other ministers who wish to appear progressive.

We are in a battle for America and everyone has to choose sides. You either believe that America became great by our own wits or it was God that made us great.  Once you settle that question, you will know what to stand for and what to preach.

HERE IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO

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Without a miracle, in 5 short years, the America you have always known and loved will be gone forever.  Here is what we are going to do in 2015

 By Mario Murillo

Part one:  Fact the facts.

Fact: Right now, the best equipped to win young American hearts are wealthy leftist politicians, atheists, media moguls, singers and actors.  They have the biggest stage, the loudest microphones and the largest bankroll.

Fact: They all have this in common: They despise Jesus Christ, the Bible, and Israel.

Fact:  They want a world without the traditional family or any restraints on abortion, drugs, pornography or pedophiles.

Fact:  Their ideology thrives on policies that divide and destroy.  They see chaos as a good thing because it destroys the old order to make way for the new order.  Prolonged economic depression, brainwashing, riots, and even cop killings are permissible for the “greater good.”

Fact:  They are ahead of schedule.  Without a miracle, in 5 short years, the America you have always known and loved will be gone forever.  The unified efforts of the God-haters are paying off in a big way.

This land of opportunity, this nation under God, this firewall against tyranny, this lighthouse for the Gospel is gasping for air beneath an avalanche of wickedness.

So what is Mario Murillo Ministries going to do in 2015?  Today we begin our 48th year of soul winning in the United States.  We begin with profound soberness and immovable resolve.

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God will cause hardened hearts to fall before God in utter amazement and surrender.

Part two:  Here is what we are going to do in 2015 step by step.

Step1:  Pray:  “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”- Acts 4: 29, 30.

Not just any prayer but the specific prayer that Peter prayed after the church was threatened.   He did not pray to escape but to confront.   He wants boldness.  He wants, power, he wants signs and wonders to prove his message.  We find ourselves in that exact same situation.   We must emulate his prayer and look for the same result.

Step 2: Plan:  Any plan devised by man is doomed to failure.  No plan that comes through the agency of prayer will fail.  The plan that we seek will put us among lost souls and put lost souls in our events.  The Holy Spirit must infuse us with a strategy that neutralizes the resistance to the Gospel.

Step 3: Prove:  Living Proof cannot be a symbolic title.  It must be reality.  Whatever we must do whatever it takes to free the Holy Spirit to work in our meetings.  We must come saturated with prayer expecting supernatural manifestations.   Our unambiguous goal must be to remove our flesh from the equation so that God will cause hardened hearts to fall before God in utter amazement and surrender.

Step 4: Plant:  Jesus said “make disciples.” We must pray in and then seek out churches of like heart.  We must give converts the greatest chance of success by planting them in churches that believe as we do in revival, the gifts of power and integrity to Scripture.

In conclusion:  To make a difference we must see the threat.  To retake the land we must call on God.  We must speak out loud and clear.  We must provoke the lukewarm to action and the lost to redemption.

In 1972, I stood in the rain outside Pauley Ballroom on the Berkeley Campus. Inside, Jane Fonda led a thousand students in chorus of obscenities.  They were cursing God and America. Instinctively, I raised my Bible it pointed it at the hall.  I confessed that one day I would lead a bigger and louder crowd in shouts of praise to God and blessing to America. It came to pass in vivid detail in less than three years and as a part of the larger Jesus Movement it changed the mood of the nation.

Today I am pointing my Bible again.  This time I am pointing it toward all the places where the same leftist anti-God spirit is screaming and cursing our nation again… and once again I expect a miracle.

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Do this one thing and you will not fear the New Year.

 

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Do this now and you will not fear the New Year.

You must do one thing today. If you do it, you will not fear the New Year–guaranteed.

However, don’t fool yourself.  2016 looks dangerous and the last thing you need is Pollyanna advice.  So start by separating the wheat from the chaff.

On one hand, it would be a terrible mistake for you to sit back and let 2016 happen because you feel spiritually entitled.  Don’t abuse the phrase “it’s all in God’s hands” to justify inaction.  When something is truly in God’s hands, He speaks and directs.  To ignore that direction is to wrest your safety back from God’s hand.

On the other hand, it is worse to fear the New Year so deeply that you over plan and leave no room for God to work.

So what is the one thing that we must do?  For the truth that I am about to relate to stick, you must first see the towering importance of this simple statement:  There is nothing more important to you and those you love than victory over a specific contamination that comes at us from American culture.   That contamination is that we live in a culture of liars.

Lying, cheating and deceiving for the “greater good” is now so deeply ingrained in our culture that an entire generation may not know what an unselfish motive looks like.

Nothing has ruined us more both inside and outside the church than our hidden agendas.  We assume that the voices we hear today are lying: civil rights leaders do not care about black people, feminists do not care about women and ministers do not care about the Word of God.  They say they care but we know when they do not.

Lying is the virus and cynicism is the sickness.   Cynicism places our emotions under a wicked siege of distrust, defensiveness and dread.  It puts us into a whirlpool of stress and confusion until our mind spins and our body shuts down.   What good are we to anyone in this condition?

 

The one thing that you must do is to find your golden motive.  There is no treasure that we seek both as individuals and a nation that is more precious than a right motive.

It is time for a fresh definition of FAITH:   Faith is now the supernatural conviction that if I have a pure heart in a time when a pure heart is deemed to be a grave handicap, God will reward me in all areas of my life.

I located hundreds of benefits of a pure heart in the Bible.  There is not a single area of our lives that will not be blessed by having a golden motive. I saw where it heals our body, pays our bills, causes disaster to go around us, grants wisdom for the most complicated problems and even makes our enemies to be at peace with us.

With so many clear promises in the Bible for those who have a pure heart it was hard to find just one that really drove the point home.  Here is my choice:

Psalm 24:3 “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord, And righteousness from the God of his salvation.”

Men and women of God hear these words: “These free men will serve God and mankind from motives too high to be understood by the rank and file of religious retainers who today shuttle in and out of the sanctuary.  The will make no decisions out of fear, take no course out of a desire to please, accept no service for financial considerations, perform no religious act out of mere custom; nor will they allow themselves to be influenced by the love of publicity or the desire for reputation.” – A.W. Tozer

The greatest armor you will wear against evil in the New Year is your motive going into the New Year.  If you charge forward determined to live truthfully in an age of liars, God will overtake you with wisdom, safety, favor and abundance.   It is simple:  God will grant you great things because you can be trusted with great things.   HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I need you to own this opportunity to save our nation

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I need you to own this opportunity to save our nation

By Mario Murillo

If there was an opportunity to restore America and leave one nation under God  for our children and our grandchildren would you take that opportunity? 

But how can we imagine any opportunity while we watch the nation go up in flames?  We are engulfed in lawlessness, racial hatred, and decadence. Images of rioting and looting cover the nation.  Instead of turning to God in our disaster our citizens casts Him away.  Our elected officials squander precious time obsessed by things that do not matter.

How can we imagine any opportunity while Christian leaders are throwing their hands up saying that it is impossible to rescue America?  Some even employ Bible prophecy to insist that America must be destroyed so we can have an antichrist, one world government, and hence the Second Coming of Christ.

Blinded and choked by the smoke of chaos outside the church and by defeatism inside the church how can anyone see any opportunity?

But what if there was a glimmer of hope?  What if in all the twisted rubble there was a chance to make a real difference?   What if there was something we could do?

At this point, I am not even asking you to imagine a solution for America.  I am asking “if there was a real opportunity, would you take it?” 

Not long ago I returned from a ministry trip.  I opened my front door, and dropped my luggage.  I became keenly aware that I had just done something for the very last time in my life.

There was something that I could never do again and I will never do it again…to do it again will at best shorten my life and at worse, it will take my like.  Never again could I be a part of a regular church meeting.

In that moment, everything I had ever done for Christ was being lumped into one seed and was about to be put in the ground to die. From that point on, Mario Murillo Ministries had to become an unimpaired vessel of healing to the nation.  Whatever personal sacrifice that it would require and whatever rejection it might bring became irrelevant.

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Now I had to let God expose these false assumptions:  

America cannot be saved.  Joel 2: 13, 14 say, “So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him?”

The words “Who knows” jumped out at me!  Since God relents from doing harm who are you and who am I to say America is finished?  Who knows but God?

When the disciples wanted destruction Jesus rebuked them.  Luke 9: 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”

Habakkuk “3:2 shows us how to pray; “O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.”  We should be trying for mercy not destruction!

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Americans are too sophisticated to sit and hear the Gospel.  Yes, this is the most complicated and easily offended culture ever.  It is virtually impossible to even know what to say to them.  However, we have no excuse because Jesus Himself promised in Luke 21: 15 “I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”

James 1:5 promises us we can ask for that wisdom, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

I asked and I received wisdom!  That is part of the great opportunity that I want you to own.

Mario Murillo Ministries cannot stay where it has been.  It is time for us to make radical changes because the crisis demands it and God has ordered it.

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.  Here is our danger and our opportunity.

Our danger: Mario Murillo Ministries is in danger of losing its life if we remain where we are at this time.  America is too far gone for regular meetings in regular places.  We are too far gone to have any more regular meetings in regular places.  What is killing us is threefold:

  1. Limiting our outreaches to church buildings. This has never been a good way for a soul winning ministry to change a nation. To continue to do this will only break my spirit and ultimately take my life.  For my family’s sake I refuse to do this anymore. The only time that I feel healthy is when I walk out of a meeting where the masses have been saved and healed.
  2. Interrupting our invasions at key moments because we have to go back to churches for needed offerings. To make a meaningful dent into this present darkness we must have an uninterrupted flow of supernatural outreach.  In short, our ministry must turn into a movement and the only way to do that is to let momentum build in city after city.
  3. We have not had a chance to show what our team can really do. We want unchurched audiences to experience our event done our way. We must be the creative force behind every moment of a Living Proof Event.

The public should not be forced to choose between Christian events that are either frozen or freaky.  There is no rule that says a soul winning event should be a boring, powerless, apology tour that blunts the gifts of the Spirit.  On the other hand, there is no excuse for a hyper emotional meltdown that blesses self-indulgent believers but leaves outsiders rolling their eyes.

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Why can’t we have order and freedom? In describing manifestations of the Holy Spirit Paul said “Let all things be done decently and in order.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40.

Likewise, we believe that worship music does not have to be a carnal concert or mindless repetition.  Let music be anointed to touch the hearts of outsiders.

We are finally in a position to be able to present to the unchurched public a very unique kind of experience in our meetings.  It has taken years to get here but God has done it! 

We need a onetime infusion of money that will release us to finally and fully present Living Proof to America. I am asking for $100,000.  It is not a random amount it is a prayerfully discerned amount.  It represents a gift that will take us to the level where we can attack without interruption and present the Gospel without restriction.

This is not a lot of money in today’s world.  In many organizations this would not make a dent but with this gift we can launch a full scale attack.

Mario Murillo Ministries is in a life and death situation.  We have already shut down business as usual.  We are going to change our ministry even before the money gets here. We cannot wait until it is affordable to win America, we are going now.

If just 200 people responded to this letter we can meet our goal.  I have prayed for people to be moved to give a onetime gift in these 5 amounts:  $5,000, $2500, $1,000, $500, and $250. 

I am so certain that those core of partners are about to change our ministry forever that I am planning a commemorative wall of honor to inscribe the names of those who gave at this critical moment in our history.  You can put your name or the name of someone you love on a wall that will always be remembered as the heroes who carried us into our future.

Let me say one last thing to you.

Every day something good about America is erased.  It is going to take more than cozy talks to reverse our moral avalanche.  The sickness of our nation calls for something unlike anything we have seen so far.

We cannot keep doing what we are doing…that is the inescapable truth.  When it comes to Satan in America, the Church must quit taking a dull knife to a gun fight.

Here is an important point: Any ministry that operates without the weapons of the Holy Spirit is just spinning its wheels.  Nothing can stand against the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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Would you please consider giving a thousand dollars?  Maybe you are that one person who would give a $5,000 gift because God restored your finances and blessed you abundantly.  Maybe $250 is a big step of faith for you but is one that you want to take.

We are calling gifts of $5,000, $1,000, $500, or $250 FOUNDER’S GIFTS because they are laying the foundation for our greatest outreaches ever. We will inscribe their name or the name of a loved one on our Wall of Remembrance and Honor. But remember, no matter what you give it will take us toward our goal of $100,000.

Maybe you meant to give more to the Gospel this year but did not get around to it.  By clicking below you will be directed to our donation page and if you give by this Thursday it can be credited to your 2014 income taxes.  

Click here to give a gift to save a nation!   http://mariomurillo.net/contact-us/

Here is the miracle God wants to do for you this Christmas season

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Here is the miracle God wants to do for you this Christmas season.

By Mario Murillo

It is the darkest time in American History.  We yearn for peace, wisdom and safety.  We wonder about our children’s and grandchildren’s future. Our bodies succumb to weakness and pain from the raging stress of this age.

We cannot find the words for what we yearn for.  What is that miracle?  It is a work of unshakable emotional well-being.  We want an uninterrupted flow of God’s power, grace and love. How do we get this?

I want you to see three things God did and one thing you must do.  We begin with the meaning of Christmas.

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This year, defining Christmas is an emergency!  I do not fear for Christmas.  On the contrary, only the Gospel has as much power as Christmas.  Christmas will endure and impose its wonder on an angry world.  All of the rocks thrown at Christmas, all of the railing against it and all of the intellectual assaults on it, will bounce off and only reinforce its supernatural nature.

Christmas must be defined for our sake. As I surveyed the Word of God, three verses captured me and told me the clear meaning of Christmas.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given. 

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

These verses should weaken our knees beneath a weight of eternal gratitude.  Christmas means this: God the Father gave His Son.

The human race was beyond helpless; cursed with an unlimited tendency for evil.  Human history horrifies.  Our story of one unending night of agony, ages of nothing but darkness.

There was only one who pierced the blackness.  His words came and they came to stay.  He kicked Satan’s teeth in and chained him to a twilight existence.  Left with only partial use of his powers, Lucifer awaits the certain doom sealed by the Cross and the Resurrection.

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How do I make the miracle of Christmas my daily strength? These three verses tell us something of unimaginable wonder: Christmas is first and last God the Father giving His Son.  He is the ultimate giver.  Eternity cannot calculate the depth, width or height of His supreme sacrifice.

Let me repeat what I said before.  There are three things God did and one thing you must do.

1. Jesus is a gift to you from the Father. “For unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6 begins not by telling us what was given but to whom it was given.  Jesus is a gift to you from the Father.  You must personalize the miracle of this gift.

Religion says God only rewards those who always do right.  That leaves us out.  But Christmas says, “He is a gift to you in all of your failings and the gift is given without condition.  You will never be without Him.”

My friend Lionel Rodriguera once sold a house in Southern California to a working class family.  He helped them find a loan; he closed escrow and gave them the keys.  A few days later he went to check on them.  He found them living in the garage.  They told him that they did not believe the house was theirs and huddled in the garage out of fear that the real owner would show up.  The hardness of life had given them a permanent sense of unworthiness.

How many of us are emotionally living in the garage because we do not accept that we are the owners of a great salvation? You are free to roam in all of the rooms of the Kingdom of God.

Jesus is a permanent gift to you.  In a world where things are constantly being taken away, how amazing is it to know Jesus will always be there.

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2. You were worth the sacrifice. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” Jesus said this about the value of a soul: “what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?” 

A Giacometti sculpture sold for $101 million at an auction in New York City.  To me it is ugly.  I wouldn’t have given a hundred bucks for it. The point is that no one knew its value until the auction.

Likewise, the angels did not know the price of a single human soul until the Father gave his Son.  The darling of the universe crucified?  Heaven bankrupted for humanity? The value that God placed on the human soul stunned and baffled the angels.

Psychiatrists say we need to feel valuable to someone.  It is one of the deepest needs of mankind.  Christmas is booming to you, “Look at how valuable you are to the Father!”

3. How will He not? Once there was a millionaire widower who only had a son. With all of his wealth and power he still could not prevent his son from going to war in Korea.

His son was killed and the father could not be comforted.  He began a downward spiral until he lived in the shadows.  A year later a package arrived at his mansion.  It contained a perfect portrait of his son in uniform.   With it was this note:  “I am a young painter from Korea who befriended your son.  I painted this so that it might bring you some degree of comfort.  Thank you for your sacrifice to my country.”

That portrait hung over the mantle of the great hall of his estate until the day he died.

Soon the massive home was the site of a great auction.  Art treasures, antiques and vintage cars drew collectors from everywhere.  Two items were auctioned off.  The third item was the painting of the son.  No one bid on the painting because the painter and subject were unknown.

The silence is broken by the long time gardener of the estate who happened to be there as a bystander.  “I only have a hundred dollars to my name, but that boy was like my own son.”

With that the auctioneer began to pound the podium with his gavel. “This auction is over!” The stunned audience demanded to know why.  The auctioneer announced, “The Will states that whoever buys this painting gets the entire estate.”

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Likewise, whoever gets the Son of God gets the entire estate.  Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?   How will God withhold anything you need?

So what do you do for your miracle?  Psalm 116:12, 13 says. “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord. 14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.”

Drink deeply from the well of salvation and call on God from a heart full of confidence of the mighty Christmas gift.

Make this the Christmas where the miracle of what God the Father gave us and gives us every day sinks into our soul so deeply that it neutralizes the power of fear and dread completely.

Mechelle and I want to wish you and those you love the merriest of all Christmases!

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I believe that out of the ashes there is a miracle for America

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Out of the Ashes a miracle for America

By Mario Murillo

Today is my birthday and today this blog reached 900,000 views.  A happy coincidence!  This blog became my exclusive weapon to oppose the Obama agenda.   I knew from the jump that Obama’s rise was a demonic masterpiece that would deceive millions.

Here is what he said in Lebanon, New Hampshire on January 7, 2008:

“… A LIGHT WILL SHINE THROUGH THAT WINDOW, A BEAM OF LIGHT WILL COME DOWN UPON YOU, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE AN EPIPHANY … AND YOU WILL SUDDENLY REALIZE THAT YOU MUST GO TO THE POLLS AND VOTE FOR OBAMA”

We should have known from the breathtaking arrogance of this statement that he was getting outside help.   Indeed, an angel of light did shine and gave millions a counterfeit realization.  Other than an “epiphany”, what rational reason was there to vote for him?

Then he made this astounding declaration about his super powers: “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal …”

At the time that I began to speak out, many, including close friends thought I was committing ministerial suicide.  A string of pastors told me I could no longer preach in their church and that the IRS was going to get me.   Still others abused a concept of a “culture of honor” to spiritualize their silence in the face of evil.

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No one but God knows the price I have paid to obey Him in exposing this agenda to destroy America.  I have faithfully passed on to you everything I felt you need to know in order to fight off this disease on our nation’s soul.

Today, it is clear to all  that our president is an unqualified disaster.  In normal times, he would have been run out of office.  Now many of my fellow ministers are speaking out.  All he is now is a lengthening legacy of lawlessness.

Some assume that I believe America is doomed.  They see the blog as an ending stream of bad news.  Believe me; if I thought we were beyond hope my message would look entirely different!  I would not be sounding an alarm; I would be comforting the remnant.  My continual warnings are rooted in my conviction that a miracle is waiting in the wings.

I believe that our prayers have lifted scales off of America’s eyes about Obama.  I believe that the midterm election is a chance for the church to take back our nation form the polices that Obama put in place.  However, I see a miracle in the wings that is greater than any election.

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Everything inside me tells me that our ministry is poised for a strategic moment.  None of the minions or their ideologies in Washington D.C. is strangers to Mario Murillo Ministries.

We met this Spirit on the Campus at Berkeley.  We collided with astounding hostility against the Gospel of Jesus for a decade.  It was hardcore, intellectual, and well organized.  God called me there to win souls, and see revival, but from every angle it was an utterly impossible task.

How God took our group on campus from a handful to two thousand strong is like a page out of the book of Acts.  But the most important result of my time on campus is only now coming to light.  This is because the intellectual deception that presently drives the White House was invented in Berkeley.   And what this ministry can do now was also invented in Berkeley.  It prevailed then and it will prevail again.

I even chuckled to see the usual suspects from the “revolution” being recruited by Obama.

Here is my great hope for America: God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for just twelve righteous people.  America is home to millions upon millions of godly Christians who are working hard, raising children and faithfully paying their taxes and their mortgages.  They did not live above their means.  They did not take any bailout money.  They have not bowed their knee to the gods of abortion or gay marriage.  They are the ones who are locked in prevailing prayer for America!

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Everywhere I go I meet true intercessors and I can see their prayers being answered.  Millions of youth are under God’s influence.  Because it is a great threat to their agenda, the media is not reporting the growing spiritual hunger of our youth.  Vast numbers of them are migrating back to youth groups and churches, and the surprising thing is that they are drawn to on fire churches and not to the hi-tech designer churches.

God is in a miracle working mood.  Never in 47 years of preaching have I heard or seen such dramatic healings in such abundance. A vast blanket of signs and wonders is covering us now and reports are pouring in from everywhere of healing.

It may seem right to buy a cabin in the woods and load it with survival food, but before you do consider what I say.  You will be distracted from the great harvest of souls that is coming.  You would forfeit the greatest intimacy with God you have ever known. You will miss the Grace of God that would have made you strong in impossible situations.  You will miss the great anointing that God will grant to every one of His soldiers in the hour of testing!  You would be sidelined in the church’s finest hour.

 Now I have one last great prayer:  that you gentle reader will not be a traitor to your faith by not voting or by voting for a Democrat who will carry on Obama’s agenda.   Yes, a miracle waits in the wings but also a disaster looms in the shadows.   November 4, 2014 is the day for all Christians to shake off compromise and do the right thing.

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