In a private dialogue, the Pope is understood to have said to Juan Carlos Cruz—a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests— “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
Earlier, the Pope made news for saying there was no hell. Later, the Catholic Church denied he ever said this but no denial has come from the Pope himself.
These statements are a blatant denial of the Bible. That is nothing new. In fact, we are about to see a massive push by ministers to abandon the Bible. How could this be happening?
It began subtly. A popular pastor would dodge questions on talk shows about hell, or Jesus being the only way to salvation. They artfully defended their dodge by saying they were trying to reach a wider audience.
The trend did not stop there. Pastor Andy Stanley, who leads 30,000 people in Atlanta, took it to the next level by teaching that the Bible should not be used in soul winning because the Bible while inerrant, is not sufficient. He insists that since old Testament stories are so hard to take literally our faith should be based more on the Resurrection of Jesus. But Jesus Himself said, “If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.” — Luke 16: 31
Bible abandonment is also widespread in Spirit-filled churches where prophetic words have replaced Bible teaching. They infer that we should trust the Holy Spirit over the Bible—which is an insane false dichotomy. One spirit-filled Pastor even said: “This old book is divisive; I am only going to trust the Holy Spirit.”
What is causing this betrayal of the Bible? The answer is, the global, sexual, and social justice revolution. A tidal wave ostracizes the doctrine on hell, moral purity and Jesus as the savior of the world. Ministers find the pull to compromise irresistible.
To shy away from truth is the worst thing the church can do right now. There is still a window of opportunity for moral awakening…but that window is closing. Here is what you should do:
First, take your stand for Jesus and the power of the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:5 says, “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” Neither your loyalty, nor your money should be going to religious businesses that attack the Bible. Taking your stand means to get out of churches that are ashamed of the Bible. This is not a case of being judgmental or holier-than-thou, it is a matter of obeying the word of God.
Next, do not give into fear. The Bible isn’t going anywhere:
Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Jeremiah 1:12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.
Finally, I must make these parting points.
Satan has done a masterwork sidelining the church as he plunges the earth into darkness. Now, you can believe there is nothing we can do about it—or you can join the amazing remnant that God has foreordained for this hour—a remnant that will be armed with special power to convict sinners, and work miracles in the mighty name of Jesus.
You can accept that America is too far gone but I see Americans struggling to hear the truth—even the hard verses in the Bible. We saw this in Las Vegas! Those who love the Bible need to wake up and let God use them to keep this Word for the next generation.
“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Jude 3,4 The Bible tells us we must take up the defense of the Word of God that was first delivered to the saints. Let’s obey God.
In a tent, in the wrong part of Las Vegas, God is making a loud and profound statement. This statement, cuts against the grain of prevailing wisdom about bringing people to Christ in America.
Myth number one: The only place for Christianity to flourish is in the family oriented suburbs. This rationale is people with good jobs want safe places of worship. That myth exploded. Crowds from all over Las Vegas cast aside their fear. Their hunger for spiritual awakening outweighs their concern about the neighborhood. We thank God for the on fire mega churches in the suburbs, and for the urgent work they are doing for Jesus. All we are saying is that it also thrives in the inner city.
Myth number two: Outsiders won’t come to hear a convicting message. The message here is very direct. It rips the mask off of addiction, perversion, and deception. Not only is hell mentioned…it is showcased as the final result of the hell many are already in. The invitation is an unapologetic demand of total surrender to the one who gave His all for their sin. Every message is peppered with the very Bible verses experts tell pastors to leave out. It is not unusual for up to one third of the audience to quickly answer the call and fill the front of the tent. You can see below that those who come forward are from all races, ages, and social levels.
Myth number three: Signs, wonders, and miracles can only appear after an extended emotional atmosphere primes the audience. Jesus heals by His power—power that is present without the aid of human inducements. Sometimes the calm presence that prevails can be misleading, but there is no doubt that it is Jesus who present to heal.
Myth number four: Crusades cannot succeed without widespread church support. A handful of churches, led by Ron and Cari Wilson—a mighty core of intercessors led by Gloria Chapman—the heroic team from Inner City Action led by Frank Saldana—a powerful and committed worship team led by Benjamin Cortez—and of course, my staff which is the best anywhere, are making this event a stunning success.
We have no corner on this wisdom. Many works across America are rediscovering the raw power of God to preach an uncompromised Gospel to touch the darkest places.
Not only that…we know that we cannot take the credit. All Glory must go to Jesus Christ. Come see for yourself what He is doing here.
We only have tonight and tomorrow night at 7 PM left in this wonderful Living Proof Crusade.
Las Vegas truly has earned the label “Sin City” as it will now serve host to what will be a the largest orgy event on record — Menage Life.
More than 1,000 people are expected to join in the ‘monumental’ event” in Las Vegas in a few days, where participants are invited to “play” with either their sexual partner or other attendees so long as the parties have “established mutual consent.” In 2007, the largest orgy attracted just 500 people (250 couples) in Japan.
This is the debauchery we walked into. We set up our tent at the gates of hell. The organizers of this event openly admit it is a revolution. Against what? They call it a liberation. From what? The answer is crystal clear: this is a declaration of war on God, morality and decency. It is galvanizing Las Vegas’ reputation as sin city.
Mario Murillo Ministries is locked in the greatest spiritual warfare we have even known. I have never felt demons anywhere—not even in San Francisco—that are as blatant as they are in Las Vegas. That is why we had to have the night we had last night.
THE FRONT OF THE TENT OVERFLOWS WITH LOST SOULS SURRENDERING TO JESUS
The astonishing miracles began long before the meeting and outside the tent. Mechelle and part of our team went on a very happy errand. They went to pay a month’s rent for the mom who won our raffle on Monday night.
It turns out she is a single mom in a wheelchair with two children ages 2 and 9. SHE WAS BEING EVICTED THAT DAY. We went to her landlord and paid her rent. Frank Saldana gave her a card and told her that if she needed housing it would be covered. That mom is coming tonight expecting healing!
Frank Saldana took his team to the homeless camp nearby. They served ice cream to a long line of people. He told them that a bus was coming to take them to a miracle service in the tent.
Many came on the bus. But one lady’s story is one you will never forget. She lived in a world of fear few of us can imagine. Her entire family of 4 was murdered. She ran and began living on the streets. She had never been in church—never heard the Gospel—but bravely got on the bus.
She experienced anointed worship for the first time. She heard a Gospel sermon for the first time. She was one of the first—along with a hundred others—to come forward to be saved.
After the harvest was safely gathered and they returned to the tent…the healings began.
I have a standing rule: no one is allowed to tell me anything about anyone in the audience. I walked over to this very woman. I asked her to stand. Before I realized it, I had named 5 physical conditions in her body. She was instantly healed. The story doesn’t end there…we are working to get her off the streets.
God culminated the night as only He can. Dozens were healed by the power of God. That tent was packed. The overflow crowd arrived as an audience but left as the army of God. Tonight is going to be greater. GET HERE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
The attack on my back was only the beginning. With fiercer hatred than we have ever known—Satan fought to keep us out of Las Vegas. Now we know why. The picture of these shock conversions says it all.
It is a truism of event planning that you avoid—at all costs—Mother’s day night. I felt that we could not wait any longer to come to Las Vegas. But I knew what I was getting myself into.
That entire day I was under the weight of two things: How long would I be able to stand, and how many people would show up. I kept my spirit under the authority of the Word of God. That carried the day.
When we drove up and saw the gathering crowd a massive burden was lifted. There are no words to describe the joy and gratitude that I felt being able to stand and preach. Not only preach, but preach an entire soul winning sermon and a complete altar call.
The central verses of the message were John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
The other is John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
I was ordered to be direct and bold. I told them there are two contracts out on all of you. One is Satan who only plans to steal, murder and destroy you. The other is Jesus who only wants to give the maximum life.
When you are outside of Jesus, Satan is your father. He will control every detail of your life for your eternal destruction. Jesus grants eternal life. Jesus unfolds that life every day that you serve him.
The call to serve Jesus was clear and uncompromising. All ages and races charged to the front to be totally saved. God met them in power. The converts overflowed our counselling tent.
At this point, Jesus began to remove sickness from the tent. I felt His power. I did not even have to sit but for a few moments during the whole night.
Something amazing—the thing that scared Satan from the beginning—has started in Las Vegas.
Only God knows how big and wide this outpouring is going to be. Tonight is a miracle service. If you live in or near Las Vegas bring the sick tonight and every night this week.
Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother. Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children.
By Charles Spurgeon
“I was privileged with godly parents, watched with jealous eyes, scarcely ever permitted to mingle with questionable associates, warned not to listen to anything profane or licentious, and taught the way of God from my youth up.”
“Then came a mother’s prayer, and some of the words of that prayer we shall never forget, even when our hair is grey. I remember, on one occasion, her praying thus: “Now, Lord, if my children go on in their sins, it will not be from ignorance that they perish, and my soul must bear a swift witness against them at the day of judgment if they lay not hold of Christ.” That thought of a mother’s bearing swift witness against me, pierced my conscience, and stirred my heart. “
“Fathers and mothers are the most natural agents for God to use in the salvation of their children. I am sure that, in my early youth, no teaching ever made such an impression upon my mind as the instruction of my mother; neither can I conceive that, to any child, there can be one who will have such influence over the heart as the mother who has so tenderly cared for her offspring.”
“A man with a soul so dead as not to be moved by the sacred name of “mother” is creation’s blot. Never could it be possible for any man to estimate what he owes to a godly mother. Certainly I have not the powers of speech with which to set forth my valuation of the choice blessing which the Lord bestowed on me in making me the son of one who prayed for me, and prayed with me.”
“How can I ever forget her tearful eye when she warned me to escape from the wrath to come? I thought her lips right eloquent; others might not think so, but they certainly were eloquent to me. How can I ever forget when she bowed her knee, and with her arms about my neck, prayed, “Oh, that my son might live before Thee!” Nor can her frown be effaced from my memory, —that solemn, loving frown, when she rebuked my budding iniquities; and her smiles have never faded from my recollection, —the beaming of her countenance when she rejoiced to see some good thing in me towards the Lord God of Israel.”
“Yet I cannot tell how much I owe to the solemn words of my good mother.”
With all of our heart we honor mothers whose Godly love moves heaven and quakes the gates of hell and brings heaven to earth. -Mario Murillo Ministries
The curse on this generation is they’re trained to do just enough to get by. Instead of going for brilliance, and creativity, they harp, whine, and scream against the unfair world.
Greatness, audacity, courage, originality, and heroism are being degraded. Our children are barraged with messages of defeat and limits. Worse yet, they are told that wanting to excel might hurt someone else’s feelings.
“Besides” their teachers say, “you can’t change the world.” They believe this ideology makes the world safer. Seneca had it right when he said, “it is not because the times are dangerous that men do not dare, it is because men do not dare that the times are dangerous.”
Small men with small minds mold the future. You can be sure that if small men cast large shadows, it means the sun is about to set. Is there anything we can do to push back the approaching darkness? Where are the world changers?
Tragically, the lie that you can’t change the world also permeates Christian Colleges. Christian leaders are being trained not to offend. They are studying what to leave out of their preaching. Their professors serve a smaller God than the one we used to hear about in church.
Billy Graham and Oral Roberts. Astonishingly, some will not know the two men in the picture. They changed the world. One by preaching to more people face to face than any man in history. The other by bringing divine healing to his generation.
How bad is our defeatism? When Billy Graham died, some notable leaders called it the end of God’s protection. Others said “we’ll never see another one like him.”
I rebuke both those statements. Not only me—human history rebukes it. Nothing in the Bible supports these pallid words. Frankly, the doubting church doesn’t need another soothing sermon, but a swift kick.
The promise and power of God to change the world is still in force. Billy Graham and Oral Roberts would be horrified to hear us make monuments or a past era out of them. Their testimony should be a catalyst for God to do it again.
This promise is not just for men either! Joel: 2:28 says, “I will pour out of my Spirit on your sons and daughters and they will prophesy… And no one is too old…”your old men shall dream dreams.”
Are these times so evil we can’t break the gravitational force of wickedness? No one has the right to tell God what He can and cannot do. There is no devil, demagogue, or disaster too big for God.
You could listen to doomsayers—who morbidly hope for hell to break loose—or you can seize the Word of God the way that Billy and Oral did.
Here are three timeless truths about world changers:
1. World changers appear when it looks impossible. The same voices of doubt and despair were present at the dawn of Billy and Oral’s ministries. There was no money to do what they wanted to do. There was no supporting faith surrounding their visions. They were constantly being second guessed by those with unbelief.
It was not until they cast themselves utterly on God that their breakthroughs came.
When Esther appeared the Jews seemed hopelessly doomed. Mordecai said these immortal words: “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
2. World changers know when to go it alone. God kept telling Gideon to shrink—not enlarge his army. It was only after he won an astonishing victory that the other tribes found out and got offended. Judges 8:1 “Now the men of Ephraim said to him, ‘Why have you done this to us by not calling us when you went to fight with the Midianites?’ And they reprimanded him sharply.”
The vision of the Lord is always too big for the church. True visions from God will always be too big for any one church or denomination. Both of these men had to follow God and let the church come along later. If you wait for approval, you will never start your vision.
Also, world changers don’t mope when people won’t support them. They know that if God is with them who can be against them.
3. World changers believe God can do it again. While nostalgia makes some yearn for olden days, and despair makes others invent impossibilities—world changers say why not now, why not here, and why not me?
1 Samuel 14: 6 says, “Then Jonathan said to the young man who bore his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
They are in the grip of two explosive thoughts: The testimony of what God has done before, and an inconsolable grief over the evil in the world. This wrecks them and they cry out for a new move of God in history.
This was the incurable obsession that made Habakkuk cry out “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.
Someone will read this and change the world. Was I being arrogant giving this that title? No I believe the Holy Spirit told me to write this and I believe He will get it into the hands of a world changer. Why not you?