You want to see the lame walk—the blind see—and the deaf hear? You want your days of powerless ministry to end? You want to unlock the how and why God grants power to do mighty signs and wonders? Do you wonder why so many have asked and so few have received the gift of healing and working of miracles?
It is time to peel back misconceptions. It is time to be brutally honest. We have been able to create mind-bending technological breakthroughs. We can now do in an instant what previously took decades…but we will never find a shortcut to supernatural power.
The Holy Spirit’s work never changes. His process of taking raw material and making a living breathing conduit of His power has never changed. In 2,000 years, it has not been shortened or compromised one iota.
If you seek glamour and riches skip this message. If you are dazzled by people you have seen powerfully used, save us both time—do not seek this power—you have no heart for it.
A young man—enthralled by the power he witnessed—ran up to Smith Wigglesworth and begged for the gift. Smith said, “you don’t want it. Before God is through with you, you will feel as if a thousand switch trains have run over you.” Before God uses you greatly He will wound you deeply.
You still yearn to be used? You still want power—real power and not the fluff of so many hyper-emotional meetings today? Then proceed with caution.
The reason for our lack of power and miracles is plain—we are just not willing to pay the price. If you are willing, the Holy Spirit will take you through the process to power. Here then is the price of God’s miracle working power:
It all begins with self-emptying. Listen to E. M. Bounds: “The preacher must throw himself–with all the abandon of a perfect, self-emptying faith and a self-consuming zeal–into his work for the salvation of men. The men who take hold of and shape a generation for God must be hearty, heroic, compassionate, and fearless martyrs.”
A.W. Tozer said they would, “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. They 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.”
Oral Roberts despaired of life itself in his hunger to understand miracles. He was pastoring without power when he went to Kansas City to hear William Branham. That encounter with the supernatural was his line in the sand. He went into fasting and prayer. Oral went into the prayer closet and died.
In her desperation to understand the supernatural, Kathryn Kuhlman visited several healing meetings. She often left disgusted and broken-hearted. Her tears and prayers reached critical mass and she made a holy vow to conduct meetings that were full of power and dignity.
She never looked back. Kathryn traced the moment of her power. She said, “I died.” From that moment on, there was no Kathryn Kuhlman, only an utterly devoted shell.
Compassion: Oral Roberts, T.L. Osborn, Charles S. Price and Aimee MacPherson all reported being overcome by compassion for the sick. Their level of caring rose to divine heights. They agonized for the lost, the sick, and the dying. Matthew 14: 14 “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.” Such compassion cannot be faked. It emanates from Christ Himself.
Hatred for sickness and evil: Few understand how the anointing is a product of hatred. Hebrews 1: 9 says: “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”
Alexander Dowie saw miracles after a plague struck his church in Sydney Australia killing 40 of his members. An inner rage transformed him until he called out to God with a pure heart and was rewarded with so much power that it left his entire congregation free of plague.
John G. Lake saw his wife die and it unlocked a fury against evil that swept the world with healing.
Power always has a purpose. Luke 4: 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
The most powerful part of those verses is this phrase: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because.” Your “because” ruins you for all other plans, purposes, and goals. You must surrender to the one thing you are assigned to do. You must be able to list your purpose, articulate it simply and clearly and execute it with extreme focus.
Every vessel of God has one life message. It is an outstanding theme of their life and a distillation of all that the Holy Spirit has ever had them say. T.L. Osborn’s life reached millions and said something astonishing, and what it said is something that he never compromised or changed.
God is giving you power to do one special work. You cannot deviate from that divine intention. It will be a true work of God.
Wait. Acts 1: 4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father…This is the key! Abraham could not wait. King Saul could not wait. Esau could not wait.
How long will you have to wait? AS LONG AS IT TAKES. All the powers of hell will challenge your decision to wait. Satan has too much to lose if true healing power flows. It will not come easily. Your flesh will scream for release from your vigil.
Wait for true miracle power. Do not settle for the life you had before this quest. Your patience will be rewarded beyond measure. He will come in power. There will be no doubt.
This is the price of God’s miracle working power.
Let me personally invite you to a miracle service today at 6PM
When Josh and I drove to the tent, we passed a junkyard. We saw police with guns drawn. We knew then we were in the right place—our place. We are in Stockton, California—one of the nation’s hardest hit cities for violence, poverty and addiction. We are partnering with Frank Saldana and Inner-City Action.
What God is doing in Stockton is awesome. The crowds are seeing proof of the power of Jesus. The miracles are compelling. Many souls are saved and bodies healed. However, this blog is about something way beyond Stockton.
The real message of this letter is epitomized by this phrase: Striking at the heart of evil and despair. A great urgency grips me. I believe our nation teeters on the edge. Satan wants to blow out the flickering candle of the Gospel here at home. The Body of Christ is almost totally unprepared for a coming storm because they are feeding on fluff. The denial that most believers live in today is horrifying.
The signs and wonders revival with Inner-City Action continues until May 27. Check out the poster for more information about guest speakers and details.
I thank God that this letter is going out to believers who do get it—who want to broom away religious cobwebs and obey God. The American church needs a dynamic reeducation.
American Christianity needs electrode paddles to the chest. But you cannot wait for that! You, right where you are, need to become a weapon that strikes at the heart of evil. To strike at the heart of evil and despair, do these things:
- Face reality! American Christians assume the problem will stay in the inner city. The fire that rages in our inner cities is not going to stay there. This fire is burning its way towards your house right now. Unchecked, this fire will burn down the whole nation.
A straight-A high school student—with no ties to gangs or drugs—walks out of a convenience store into a hail of bullets. When I found out about this senseless killing, I asked how it could happen. The answer was, “He was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Then it hit me like a Mack truck: Satan is turning entire cities into THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.
- Wake up to the work: We are not doing a good work—we are doing the work. A well-meaning Christian said, “Mario, you are doing a good work.” I gently corrected him by showing him how other Christians misuse that phrase.
If someone says, “You are doing a good work,” it is often code for, “I am glad I don’t have to do what you are doing.” The connotation is: this is a special work and not for everyone. But it is for everyone. Saving America is every believer’s business. Getting filled with the Holy Ghost to serve is the mandate for every child of God. We are not doing a good work—we are doing THE WORK.
Years of bad teaching coaxed the church away from the real work. The self-entitlement gospel changed the focus to self-fulfillment instead of fulfilling the great commission. That is one big reason we woke up to an America we can’t recognize.
What do we have to show for this compromise? We gained a system that harmlessly herds thousands of Christians into impressive campuses but we lost an entire generation, our values and soon—without a miracle, our freedom.
Jesus said in John 9:4, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
- God is forging us—you and me—to be the people He has been looking for.
If Church history teaches us anything, it teaches us that God waits for someone to rise in the Name of Jesus and thrust a spear into the heart of evil. God is always on the hunt for people who will heed His call to action:
Ezekiel 22:30 — So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
Isaiah 63:5 — I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
1 Samuel 14: 6 — 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.”
Too many servants of God are powerless—sitting out this great battle—because they refuse to pay the price for a miracle-working anointing. They circle around the problem but never strike it directly. They have no heart for war.
- Paying the price means you don’t stop no matter what. Remember I told you we would target 10 cities? We targeted them alright, but we were shocked by the blow- back from the enemy.
In one city, we walked into a firestorm of divided churches, violent gangs, and massive apathy among the Christians. The result was a disappointing event.
This setback hit me hard, but it points out a reality of spiritual warfare: perseverance. Are we willing to learn from our errors, get back up and attack again with greater force than ever? Are we ready to keep going no matter what? The thought of backing off when a nation and lost souls hang in the balance is too terrible to consider.
Evangelists are supposed to give glowing reports filled with pictures that make donors feel their money is well invested. Are you also willing to weep with us in our disappointments? Will you stay with me if the vision takes a little longer than we first imagined? Will you trust my honesty about our progress?
Are you willing to see how some important victories can’t be quantified in numbers and pictures? After we work with a church, young pastors become permanent revivalists—our workshops jettison hundreds of Christians out of apathy and mediocrity—we mentor other outreach ministries to make them bolder and more effective.
I am not saying we won’t see massive outreaches…those are in the works. What I am saying is that the battle is fierce—we must be fiercer than the battle. I never told you this would be easy…but I know it will be glorious.
Now I want to offer one last question. It is a question that means the world to me:
- Are we doing what we say we do? Every ministry should continually ask itself, “Are we doing what we say we do?” If I write you a letter, can I say without hesitation, we are doing what we say we do?
A ministry must always manage itself toward an outcome. What is the outcome of our efforts? Why are we doing this? Do our actions take us to the goal God gave us? Are we willing to cast everything aside—even good things—if it does not take us to our goal?
When it comes to conviction—when it comes to dedication and hard work—I will put my staff ahead of anyone. Are we doing enough? We are desperate to do much, much more. Are we as effective as we want to be? Not nearly, but we will be. The answer is summed up this way: We will strike at the heart of evil and despair.
On September 11, 2014 Mechelle and I moved to Reno. We’ve often been asked why we moved here. We never could answer that question. We came in raw obedience to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Now it is has become clear why we are here. The answer is something unique. I am going to preach about it as part of a message I believe God has ordered me to share on Sunday night May 21st.
My message encompasses far more than just Reno, or even Nevada. We need a word from God. I can tell you this in advance: A big part of my message is that it is time. It is time! Everything in me tells me so. David said, “It is time for you to act, O Lord, for they have regarded Your Word as void.”-Psalm 119:126.
I am inviting you to join me Sunday night May 21st at 6 PM to hear this urgent message. However, this will not only be a night of preaching—but living proof. Way more than a regular meeting—this is a night of signs and wonders—a time of deliverance over the power of Satan—a night for lost souls to be saved by the power of the Gospel, and for fire to fall on the people of God.
No one needs to tell you how desperately we need this! America’s morals are crumbling fast. We are almost hopelessly divided. It has been so long since revival that an entire generation has grown up without a Christian foundation.
The weight of this coming event has driven me to prayer. I want to pray for your healing and for those you love who also need healing. I have a way to do that.
All I need is your first name and the miracle you need—or the first name of someone you are bringing and their need for healing, deliverance, or to be born again.
All you do is call or text me at 1775 238 3473. You can also email it to me at email@example.com. Every name and need will be prayed over. All I ask is that you agree to come and bring those who are being prayed for.
Matthew 18:19 says, “If any two of you shall agree as touching anything on earth, it will be done.” Let’s agree for miracles and salvations.
You can imagine how many services I have seen in my lifetime. I know when a night will be extra powerful. That is exactly how I feel about this night.
When: Sunday May 21st at 6PM
Where: Spirit Filled Church 3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV 89434.
Call: 1 775 238 3473
No one needs to tell you how desperately we need to see God’s power today. Society’s morals are crumbling fast. So many need Christ! Our youth see the future with growing hopelessness. We know so many who battle sickness.
In times like these we are right to ask and expect an act of God. David said, “It is time for you to act oh God for they have regarded Your Word as void.”-Psalm 119:126.
I believe it is time. That is why I am inviting you to join me at a special rally on Sunday night May 21st at 6 PM. I will be at Spirit Filled Church 3175 Goldy Way, Sparks, NV 89434.
Way more than a regular meeting—this is a night of signs and wonders—a time of deliverance over the power of Satan—a night for lost souls to be saved by the power of the Gospel, and for fire to fall on the people of God.
I am praying and preparing a special message for this night. I am submitting myself to the Holy Spirit like never before to see a free flow of healings. We have witnessed medically confirmed miracles—from Christ—in people deemed hopeless by medical science. We believe these kinds of miracles will happen May 21st.
Make your plans to be at this explosive meeting. Bring someone who needs a miracle and come expecting your own healing. Most of all, try to bring those who need Christ.
Finally, I want to ask one more thing of you: I am going into special prayer and I want to take your request with me. Matthew 18:19 says, “If any two of you shall agree as touching anything on earth, it will be done.” Let’s agree for miracles and salvations.
To get on my prayer list for May 21st. All I need is your first name and the miracle you need—or the first name of someone you are bringing and their need for healing, deliverance, or to be born again.
All you have to do is call or text me at 1775 238 3473. You can also email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every name and need will be prayer over.
Mario Murillo says, “Many Christians are fed up with the world system—especially the way it operates in the church. They leave church thinking, ‘this is not it, there’s something bad wrong here.’ They can’t stomach the glitzy entertainment centers anymore…”
IS GOD DOING A SECRET WORK IN YOU?
by Mario Murillo
Many Christians are fed up with the world system—especially the way it operates in the church. They leave church thinking, “this is not it, there’s something bad wrong here.” They can’t stomach the glitzy entertainment centers anymore.
They are angry at ego-centric pastors with grandiose, expense and carnal visions. They accuse them of being distracted—even derailed from their first love. Disciples are abandoning attraction churches—something revolutionary is happening inside them. God has started a secret work in them.
Many honest Pastors are also in divine turmoil. The enemy condemned them for having a smaller church. After years of blood sweat and tears their churches were battered, broken and diminished because they can’t compete with mega-mania.
And why can’t they compete? It’s because they keep their integrity! When they see large crowds and big money pour effortlessly into churches that either hide or pervert the Gospel…it’s easy to feel like a fool for staying true. The Bible says, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.” Psalm 73:13,14.
However, our friend in Psalm 73 came to a great conclusion. After being bull-dozed by the success of the wicked he took action “16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.” Many pastor’s hearts are crying out for more—for a miracle they can’t even describe.
When he entered the sanctuary exhausted and discouraged, the greatness of God began to overtake him. He saw that there is no version of this battle where Satan wins. This is a part of the secret work God is doing in pastors!
A growing number of hungry hearts agree—with all its money and crowds—the compromised church did nothing to rebuke America’s sin. The seeker model was a house of cards against the onslaught on the unborn and marriage. While men slept, we had millions of abortions and marriage was destroyed. The last 10 years we have lost battle after battle in government, education and the media. We are a hopelessly divided nation—to a large extent the pulpit is to blame.
Charles Finney said, “If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.”
Deep, deep in my soul where the real knowing happens—I know God is doing something new. Every atom of my being tells me that God is doing a secret work in His people. God is finished with hirelings. He is drawing a remnant out of corruption and into a special, supernatural nearness to Him. They will empty themselves of everything, every ambition will be burned out but one…to love and please Christ.
Is God doing a secret work in you? Has God closed you in and stripped you of all enjoyment of lesser things? Are you in divine frustration because you are going to be a part of something only God can do?
What if millions of Americans get so miserable that they cry out to God in total desperation? What if their cry is too deep and their hunger is too great to ever be happy in a lukewarm church? This is why the Holy Spirit is recruiting a new breed…a breed that can be trusted in an awakening.
God is doing a secret work! He is pulling a remnant to Himself. He is taking the prophetic core and communing with them—training them—empowering them—preparing them for one last mighty blast of power. The Holy Spirit sees that our nation hangs by a thread. The death-rattle is in America’s throat. Before God allows destruction—He is going to do one last massive miracle. What will that look like?
-People no one’s ever heard of will come to the forefront. They will arrive with awesome power and piercing messages. Not all of them will be regular ministers. In fact, the majority will not leave their secular careers as God is using them. Some will be children!
-Strange locations will house massive outpourings. Churches that have been small for years will become ground zero of God’s presence. People will flock in from everywhere to these centers of fire and glory. Stunning signs and wonders will rock entire communities. These churches will be forced to stay open 24 hours a day.
God is doing a secret work in you. He is making you miserable to make you into a miracle.
A.C. Valdez was a child at Azusa Street who later became an evangelist. God showed him the future and here is what he said: “All the electrifying adjectives in the dictionary shaken together, pressed down and running over will not begin to describe the soon-to-come, greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit of all times-what the Bible calls “the latter rain.” You are going to see lay members carry out an amazing ministry through gifts of the Holy Spirit. There will be wholesale cures of “incurable” conditions, healings of the blind, deaf, dumb, and handicapped, and creative miracles that will strain the imagination. For those born without eyes ears, fingers arms or legs-or those who have lost them through disease or accidents- God will make new ones. Many astonishing miracle swill happen to bring on an international Christian breakthrough.” I believe A.C. Valdez is not talking about a time far off in the future.. he is talking about now because, my friend it is now or never.
If America is about to be destroyed will God still wait for the church? If we continue to refuse revival will God go it alone? Would He let America die so the church can save face? The answer from scripture is clear:
Isaiah 63:5 “I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so, my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.”
The answer from American history is also clear. Michael Medved said: “The history of the United States displays an uncanny pattern: At moments of crisis, when the odds against success seem overwhelming and disaster looks imminent, fate intervenes to provide deliverance and progress. Historians may categorize these incidents as happy accidents, callous crimes, or the product of brilliant leadership, but the most notable leaders of the past four hundred years have identified this good fortune as something else—a reflection of divine providence.”
Don’t think for a moment that I am trying to comfort the church. I am not trying to comfort—I am issuing a warning. The church today is sicker than we know. Many preachers are literally mocking God in the pulpit.
In 1998, David Wilkerson said this about the American Church: “Likewise today, Christians by the multiple thousands are casting off the yoke of Christ, tossing aside all limits and restrictions. This attitude is prevalent in many of the books and magazines you find in Christian bookstores. It’s almost as if our leaders are saying, “Relax! God isn’t hard. He’s our Daddy, we’re all his kids, and we’re meant to have a good time. Don’t let anyone disturb your fun!”
We have begun to glorify homosexuality and lesbianism. Our media applauds the “bravery” of gays who declare their sexual orientation – but we ought to weep over it! TV’s “Ellen” was hailed as a heroine when she came out of the closet on national television. Yet at one time, Christians across the country would have been on their faces crying out to God for mercy over such immorality.” 19 years later, can you imagine what David Wilkerson would say?
If God goes it alone it would be and extremely painful and violent—it would be embarrassing…even humiliating.
Learn the difference between a revival and an awakening. Revival grows from within a repentant and obedient church and spills over to the secular culture.
Awakening is far more turbulent. In an awakening church leaders are bypassed and the Holy Spirit falls directly on secular society. Yes, God can still save America but if it is through an awakening it would still be a devastating experience for most Christians. Jesus said of awakening: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. -Matthew 11: 12
Wrath would fall on ministers. 1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” God will not spare the church public humiliation if the option is national destruction. Pastors hooked on porn will be exposed. All perversion will be brought out in the open. God will allow the secular media to uncover secret sin. Ruining the reputation of hypocritical ministers will not stop awakening—it will enhance it.
Seeker and mega churches would collapse: Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken from Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California. admit their seeker church was a monster. In their book, Renovation of the Church they say this: “When we structure a church around attracting people to cutting-edge, entertaining, interesting, inspirational and always-growing services and ministries, there is simply no room for letting up. Once we have communicated to the masses that if they come to our church, they’ll be surprised, then we have this never-ending burden to surprise people every week. The burden this places on the staff and laity can hardly be overstated. There were times when I felt like I simply did not have it in me to perform again at that level for yet another weekend.
Gradually, we began to get some clarity on a troubling truth: attracting people to church based on their consumer demands is in direct and irredeemable conflict with inviting people, in Jesus’ words, to lose their lives in order to find them.”
If an awakening hit today it would doom many mega church pastors. On their watch—America fell faster and harder into immorality than ever. Instead of reaching the lost for Christ, they weakened the already saved. They were helpless to change our culture.
Wrath would fall on hypocrites. 1 Peter 4: 17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God…” God will not spare the church public humiliation if the option is national destruction. Pastors hooked on porn will be exposed. All perversion will be brought out in the open. God will allow the secular media to uncover secret sin. Ruining the reputation of hypocritical ministers will not stop awakening—it will enhance it.
People could die. Some who oppose awakening or live immorally as Ananias and Sapphira did could be killed. (See Acts 5).
Natural disasters and global calamity: God reserves the right to use these to spark awakening.
It is frightening how American Christians are not acting on the mercy God has shown us. God is near a choice—a painful choice to stretch out His hand and pour our His Spirit—with or without us.
However, there is a remnant… Many are godly people are growing frustrated and desperate. It is a good sign! David Wilkerson said, “God is doing a secret work in our day. He is raising up a hungry people who are growing more and more dissatisfied with the fleshly, worldly system as it now exists—even in the church.
These God-hungry people are saying among themselves, “This is not it. There is something more. The bigness and the sensationalism of it all has left us empty and dry. We want more. More than entertainment. More than big, showy buildings. More than a shallow celebrity gospel. We want deeper values. We want to see Jesus. We want spotless robes of righteousness. We want to go back to doing things in total dependence on God.”
America can still be destroyed. I don’t believe that will happen without one last radical move By God. My first choice would be a true revival in the church. However, if she refuses, God will move on to an awakening that will be brutal to lukewarm believers. If that’s what it takes…so be it.