20 years ago, my phone rang. “Mario, I want to give you a million dollars.” I knew the voice. He had the money. I was excited. But my heart sank when he said, “I want you to use it to start a church.”
I told him, “I’m not a pastor” and anyway, I would never have started a church where he asked. A good friend had a large and powerful church nearby where I preached regularly.
I pleaded with him to just give it for lost souls. But no, he wanted a church.
I introduced the millionaire to my pastor friend and encouraged them to plant a new work. They met and appointed a pastor. We even helped them launch. The new pastor said, “we want to give MMM an acre of land to thank you.” We’d use for a training center.
Months later, the new pastor called, “Mario, we changed our minds about giving you the acre of land.” The Holy Spirit said, “stay out of strife, walk in love. You have sown a million-dollar seed. If you walk in love, I will double it.” That’s how the $2 million promise was born. Remember that figure of $ 2 million.
An even greater test was ahead. Preaching in another country in front of 7,000 people,I picked a young man out of the crowd. I said, “Would you please stand. The Lord says, ‘when you walk to your car later tonight, God will give you an invention that will make you extremely wealthy.’”
Years later that man called me. He wanted to meet me in San Francisco. Everything had come to pass. His invention—after brutal legal battles—took off and made him hundreds of millions of dollars. He wanted to thank me.
I went to meet him full of expectancy, knowing he would fulfill the promise of $2 Million. He bought me a hamburger, thanked me and then left. That was it. Once again, God said, “Let it go. Walk in love.”
Earlier this year, our promise was tortured a third time. One night in our tent, some leaders informed me a man worth over $160 million wanted to address the crowd. He told the crowd he wanted to make a large donation. You can guess the amount he told me he would give. That’s right $2 million. But I knew, this man could not be trusted. The enemy had sent him to humiliate and discourage us yet again.
But this letter is not about my hurts. Something far more urgent burns in my soul. I am overcome by a bottomless frustration. I see our nation being consumed by natural disasters groping for answers. I see our children being forced to renounce Jesus in order to be educated. I see God-hating mobs preying on innocent people. I see a nation too foggy from drugs to see their freedom and their future slowly being drained out of them. But I see something else…
I see the gift God has given us. Mario Murillo Ministries is being used of God in a uniquely powerful way. Over 5 million people have read my blogs—blogs that call America to repent. Each day our audience grows. Our outreach destroys the works of Satan.
Every single time we have been allowed to express our gift amazing things happen. City after city is begging for our tent. Others are too afraid to ask for fear we would say no…and for the very first time, we did.
Houston and San Antonio were cancelled, at the last minute because of money. Unless you know you can’t grasp how devastating that was. What a tragedy!
I collapsed in my prayer room. I sobbed to God. I needed to understand why it happened to us again and again. People who had the means to help us—who wouldn’t have even missed the money—refused to do it.
Jesus revealed to me that the time for our $2 million-dollar miracle was here. He told me how it would come in. He showed me that more people than we have ever seen would give smaller gifts. Tens of thousands of people would give.
The He made it clear that a handful of people were going to give the largest gifts we have ever seen. I am convinced people will give gifts above $100,000 and someone will give a million dollars.
Then I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I began with a direct promise from the Lord: He said, “People will pour it out to you from all over. Those who give will see miracles in their lives and in the lives of their loved ones. Special blessings are going to come on all who give.” I was afraid to tell you that part because it sounded too much like what carnal preachers say. But then this happened:
A young prophetess named Hannah—I never use that term lightly! Anyway, she called, and said these words to Mechelle and me: “People who give to your ministry are going to see miracles in their lives, and in the lives of their loved ones.” She used the exact same words. I almost fell out!
Then, at our 50th anniversary convention, Perry Stone, in the midst of a masterful sermon, suddenly stopped preaching, looked right at me and said these words, “people who give to your ministry are going to see miracles in their lives, and in the lives of their loved ones.” My wife looked at each other astonished.
I have zero doubt that the time is now for our $2 million promise to be fulfilled. Without that concrete assurance, I would never write this letter.
What the enemy has done blocking our blessing for 20 years ends with this appeal to you. You can be the fulfillment of prophecy and by your gift avenge this long ordeal. You can undo the failure of others and release us to a shocking impact on America!
Today is the last day you can give in 2018. I would never want to offend you. This is only directed to those whose hearts are warmed to help me and who are chosen for these special blessings.
God is clearly speaking to a select core—a core He has blessed in order to be a blessing. He is touching you will great faith to do some bold—I mean, really bold.
No matter what you give, it will take us closer to this glorious goal. It is my honor to have you as a partner to win young lost souls. Remember, today is the last day. Use the link below to open our easy to use donation page.
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We have regrouped and reloaded, and we are ready to win the lost, heal the sick, and set the captive free. The tent, chairs, lights generators, stage and sound are all packed up and ready to go. It will only be days now before we announce the places and dates where we will be invading the darkness in 2019.
Satan demonstrated how much he fears our soul winning. He attacked us every way he could in 2018. He tried to stop us dead in our tracks. But all he did was set himself up for a holy backlash! This only deepened our resolve to win souls in record numbers!
Many people who hate God are cheering on the anger dividing our nation. They also want to manipulate every word of the Gospel of Christ to make it sound bigoted, so then they can ban it. Jesus said this would happen.
Luke 21:12 “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. 13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
When we pray together as a couple, we have found that our agreement has great power. (See Matthew 18:19-20) Through prayer, we made the choice not to be frightened by the end times and the screaming threats of radicals. We see that the very same verses that warn of persecution also contain powerful promises.
The first promise is, “But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.” Everything Satan is trying to do to America will be forced into an opportunity to testify—it will open doors for people to hear the life-giving message of Jesus.
Did you know this promise happened to Paul? When he was imprisoned, he found a big surprise. His arrest actually advanced the Gospel. He said, “But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel.” -Philippians 1:12
The Message translation says it this way: “I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered.
That is what we believe about 2019! The devil’s attacks on America will have the opposite effect that God haters expect.
But the second promise excites us even more. You see, the youth culture is complicated and toxic. They’ve been told so many lies that they are triggered by the church’s efforts to reach them. But God is greater!
He has promised us powerful rhema words that will pierce hearts; and He has promised many miracles in the tent. This explosive combination will do what Jesus promised: it will leave a skeptical audience unable to resist and vulnerable to surrendering to Christ.
The ultimate source of our excitement is that God has promised us it is not too late for America. That promise drives us like no other. It is why we are working tirelessly to get ready for a supernatural harvest.
It is true that much evil is spreading but God fiercely loves America and He will fight for her! More than ever we ask for your prayers! We need to be bold, wise and full of the love of Jesus. Stay tuned for more detailed and exciting news in the coming days! We love you!
It is clear that a new breed of weapon is about to emerge. They are the wounded healers. Who are these people? Well, they do not have every hair in place or a clean record. They are not the sanitized, prissy version of the Body of Christ. They have messed up and then gotten back up. Trampled and left for dead, God restored them! They have no image to protect or ego to wound. They are the most dangerous people that Satan will ever face!
They gained all new appetites in the furnace of affliction. They do not need the glory and they eschew titles and awards. Their unswerving passion is to show compassion and take prisoners of love. You cannot get them to fight over doctrine because they have been to the Cross. They know the Blood that bought and then brought them back to life.
They are like Peter at Pentecost. Only a soul handed another chance after denying the Lord three times will understand the inner fire of a wounded healer. Who could write such a dangerous song as Amazing Grace but John Newton whose plaque says “Once an infidel and libertine A servant of slaves in Africa, Was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the Gospel which he had long laboured to destroy.
You cannot find such zeal in religious do-gooders who never brave beyond ivied halls of respectability. You will not find this flame in the bleachers where the cold souls sit and keep score but will never take the field.
Wounded healers do not boast of clean uniforms and of battles evaded, but of scars and gates of hell invaded. They have no preaching pedigree but a song that sets the captive free.
We all know of the verse in Daniel 11:32 that says,” Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. “ What we tend to overlook is the verse that comes later that speaks of the wounded healers. Daniel 11:35 says,” And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.”
This is a word for you my friend! Your attack is not to destroy you but to refine you! Your rejection and your abandonment are not meant for shame but for purity. It does not matter how your garments appear to Pharisees when they are white before God.
The most incredible news is this… though religious voices have disqualified you; your destiny is yet for an appointed time! The door that God holds open stays open!
Now let us look at another aspect of the Wounded Healer. They are able to reach the masses that the regular church cannot. Therefore, they are the perfect weapon for this moment in the end of all things. If only these special ops believers could see who they are and lose their need for the approval of cookie cutter Christians then they will become God’s tractor beam for lost souls.
Getting rid of the fear of man was the principal prize that so many of you gained in adversity. So many of you wrote to me about the horrific events of your life and in the face of everything else, it became so real, how much God meant everything and the approval of your judges meant nothing. Truly, you shouted, “If God is for us, who can be against us!”
Many wrote of the life of power that rose out of the ashes of despair. They felt equipped to do more than ever. They felt useful and lethal!! AMEN!! This has to be the purest meaning of 2 Corinthians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Look around you and you will see how a new generation of leader is coming to the fore. They do not wait for committee approval. They rent a school auditorium in a bad area and just start preaching. They preach raw sermons with an open heart and crowds come from everywhere.
Their front line ministry is unlisted in the who’s who of the council of Churches but Jesus feels just fine showing up every time they meet! Look again and see others who carry “unlicensed weapons”. They open their homes to youth. They send out food, clothes and love in the most unconventional ways imaginable all with the smile of God.
Wounded healers may not wear denominational labels. They do not schmooze in the right rooms but they carry the fight to where it matters the most. They operate under direct orders of the King of Kings!
When you see one you will know them. They will not judge you and no matter how far gone you feel they will see you through the lens of the Holy Spirit. They will see you as you will look after your miracle has come. You will feel welcome in their presence and you will look priceless in their eyes. They do not view the sinner as a commodity but as kidnapped royalty.
Someone told me that a certain section of the church would never listen to me again. I did the math, subtracted that group, and found that there were still another 240 million souls in the United States alone. I fully intend to go after every one.
What about you? What will you do with your adversity, pain and shame? All I can do is tell you what I did. At the lowest point of my life, God was waiting for me to make a choice. My choice is to minister wherever the door opens and preach from now on as if each message is my last.
Deciding to go on when you feel nothing but agony is the greatest victory that you will ever win. Not caring who gets the credit will rip the lid off your limits.
What are you and I waiting for? We have loved ones to snatch back! We have miracles to unleash on lost souls. There is a whole world out there that has never even heard of church fights or legalistic regulations.
When Elijah told the widow to go and get as many containers as she could and God would fill them with oil, she realized that the condition of the cans, bottle, pails, or pots was not important. God put oil in all of them. Wounded healers are not perfect containers, they are simply full of oil and that is all that truly matters.
God knows what he is doing. Saul of Tarsus was the wounded healer of all of the twelve disciples. He felt unworthy to be a disciple and said so in no uncertain terms. Yet, he attributed his surpassing labor for Christ to a sense that he was a broken vessel.
Jesus showed another power of the wounded healer in Luke 7:44- 47 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
Therefore, to all you wounded healers I say you will not get credit from the religious peanut gallery so you will have to be content with accomplishing more than any of them will for Christ and loving the Lord more than they can ever imagine.
What can we do about the demons that are strangling America? Can we dismantle their ramparts? They have brought bitter division, mass addiction, and total deception. Can we stop them? Not only can we, it is our sworn duty to tear them down.
The Bible says “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God…2 Corinthians 10:4,5
The Bible says “cast down every high thing.” Most preaching and teaching today leaves the impression there is very little we can do. But that begs a question…
If we can’t tear down strongholds isn’t God is guilty of child abuse on a grand scale? He is guilty of letting Paul awaken a deep hope that can never be fulfilled. The whole point of 2 Corinthians 10: 4 and 5 was to provoke the church to take up the mighty weapons of God.
Want to know why there is so little preached about actually taking ground back from the devil? There are two elements in the modern church that must silence the message of victory over demons to stay in business. They are the therapeutic church, and the gloom and doom church.
The therapeutic church must focus on happy talk and self-fulfillment. Shaking up their comfort zones with talk of warfare threatens attendance. To survive, they must distract Christians to lesser goals and lower living. They are guilty of unwittingly helping the devil to keep the army of God powerless.
Gloom and doom preachers keep the church on the defensive by telling them to take cover. Fear sells books, conspiracy theories sell survival, not revival. Gloom and doom prophets—like good democrats—must cheer on global domination, global warming and global disasters to keep Christians buying. They do not equip you to confront and conquer evil because they don’t believe it’s possible.
Now I want to make you mad—not just mad—I want you to be infuriated at what Satan has done to America. He has built a machine—an evil, wicked, massive machine. Facebook, Google, Youtube and Twitter are working parts of this hideous mechanism. Other components include most of the print press and news media.
Another tentacle of this device is on campus. It’s there to poison young minds. The toxic cloud of indoctrination goes all the way down to grammar schools robbing children of their innocence.
The machine hates Christianity. It hates Israel. It hates the family and every form of Biblical truth. All subtly is gone. The Marxist insanity once whispered in back alleys now struts its stuff on main street.
So many preachers today remind us, “it’s all in God’s hands.” While that is a comforting truth it is not the one we need right now. That has been used to make Christians passive.
But everywhere you look in the Bible it is against passivity and advocates action: “fight the good fight of faith…” “Endure hardness as a good soldier…” “Resist the devil…” “Take the sword of the Spirit…”
God has chosen to act in answer to prayer. He waits until His people rise and take their rightful place in the arena of battle. Young David saw the stalemate. No one challenged Goliath. David couldn’t stand it. He offered himself to God. God is looking for someone like that today—someone who can’t live with evil, who can’t stomach the perversion, and is enraged to see God dishonored. Someone God can use to turn the tide of America.
If there is one question this blog asks it is this: Are you so filled with holy rage that you are willing to lay down your life in order to provide God with an opportunity to vindicate His name before this blasphemous generation?
Mario what should I do?
-Pray different than you do now. Stand between heaven and earth as a true intercessor. Invoke the Name above all Names to get to the very Throne of God with your petition. Do it the way Moses raised the rod of Aaron over the battle. When you pray, pray violently, pray exactingly, detailing the damage you want done and where you want it done. By the Spirit, speak directly to evil powers. Call them out and cast them down.
-Talk about God different than you do now. Why should you apologize? What you have works. What they have doesn’t work. Arm yourself with your testimony and the blood of the Lamb. Challenge the double standard. Why is Jesus the only thing this supposedly open-minded generation won’t talk about.
-Plan events that the Holy Spirit can use to bring revival. Azusa Street was a small effort that exploded into unimaginable proportions. How dare anyone think that your small meeting can’t be used in a massive way?
There are many more things we can do to get out of fear and get into a great victory. Here is the great promise : When God sees someone take up the mighty weapons of God—in the Name of Jesus—and attempt the impossible—God will muster all of the resources of heaven to bring that someone total victory.