HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT

This is a huge announcement—the greatest breakthrough we’ve had in 15 years.  We have been warring secretly for the right to use one of the most strategic locations ever.  It is in a city that fits every category for a Living Proof Tent Crusade.
Boy, did Satan fight this one! In 50 years of preaching I have not experienced demonic resistance like this. I felt as if I were in direct contact with hell. But, now we have won.
The city is Stockton, California. The location is the Weber Point Event Center. Ask anyone who knows Stockton and they will tell you that this is the most visible location in the entire region.  And we got it!
We must honor Frank and Kim Saldana who lead Inner City Action. Without their many years of incredible work among the unsheltered and addicted in Stockton, we could not have won this victory.
On our behalf, they have jumped through more hoops and unraveled more red tape in government agencies than I have ever seen. But now we have won!  Our tent is going up in Stockton and everyone there is going to know it!
Circle these dates on your calendar: Tuesday May 28th through Saturday June 1st. The location: Weber Point Event Center, on the Waterfront.
Now get this: Stockton has been decimated by gangs, violence, poverty, and homelessness. There is no need to harp on the pain of this community, but there is no way around the gaping need here. If any city in America needs a miracle, it is Stockton. I believe that miracle is on the way!

Here is our great challenge—a challenge I can only explain by comparing it to a moment in the Second World War that involved General George S. Patton and the Third Army.  Bastogne was under siege from the Nazis. A hasty meeting of generals was convened 100 miles away. Each general including Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery said that it was impossible to send men on such short notice to rescue Bastogne.
That was when the last man who could even consider volunteering, did so. Patton’s men had just marched 50 miles with little food, in frigid weather. Now he would wake them up and order them to march twice that distance. The other generals told him that he was asking the impossible.  And that is exactly what God is asking of us. The impossible.
The combined forces of Inner City Action, Mario Murillo Ministries and the Five30 from Marysville are going to march from Paradise, California straight into another battle in Stockton. We are beyond short-handed. All of our spiritual muscles are strained to the max.  We will invade Paradise, California with everything we’ve got, and then with no rest we will turn around and march into Stockton.
What choice do we have? Those dates opened up like the Red Sea, and by God’s grace we will seize them.
My friend, for the very first time, I can say we have the chance to rock a city for Jesus–and we are going to do it!
I am imploring you for help.  At the very least, begin at this moment to bombard heaven with prayer for our strength and favor to increase. Pray that the people of God in the Paradise area rise to the challenge. Pray for protection as our workers enter the danger zones of Stockton.
Finally, I need every one who reads this, who is near Stockton, to get involved. We have never done anything this massive on such short notice.  There are two events that I need you to be at on Saturday April 27th.  I am praying fervently for you to answer this call for Stockton!

 

 

 

 

 

The Miracle of the Yuba

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

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

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

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

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The Miracle of the Yuba

By Mario Murillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Mario Murillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Real Story of Yuba City

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THE REAL STORY OF YUBA CITY

By Mario Murillo

 

I could tell you that last night 3 people left their wheelchairs.  I could tell you about a woman who no longer needs an oxygen tank.  I could tell you about the man who left his wheelchair and then began dancing with his daughter…there was not a dry eye in the tent…I could go even further and describe a moment when a blanket of power covered the crowd.   You could hear shouts of victory that pain and sickness were evicted from bodies everywhere.

Those are the kinds of things we want to hear, but that would not be the real story of Living Proof Yuba City.  Living Proof Yuba City is a story that all of America needs to hear.  And all of America needs to understand the real story.

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I saw the real story when I looked out at the audience and saw a women holding her sobbing teenage granddaughter.  This young girl embodied the emotional war of our American youth who navigate despair.

The young girl saw miracles, she felt power, she was overtaken by hope and she gave herself to Christ.  For her, life was no longer a cruel accident; the universe no longer a cold, abandoned expanse.  She had found her FATHER, a father who would care for her and lead her.

This is not the story of a good meeting… but of the Church rising up and escaping the safe zones of church buildings. Love took on muscle and good intentions became action.   People of every culture and age group are being saved.

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After 48 years of preaching I am still dumbfounded by the power of Jesus to undo tragedy and ignite miracles.   However, there is a special vengeance to the way the Holy Spirit is moving here in Yuba City.

The divine vengeance I see in Yuba City reminds me of a healing in the book of Luke.  Luke 13:16, “ ‘And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?’ 17 As He said this, all His opponents were being humiliated; and the entire crowd was rejoicing over all the glorious things being done by Him.”

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Something has welled up in the heart of God for a community caught in the cross fire of economic misfortune, drug addiction, and breathtaking neglect.   Indeed, we have seen the very same thing that Luke mentioned.  Every night we hear the entire crowd rejoicing over the things being done by Him!

But the real story is even bigger than this.  God is not content to have a good meeting; He is shifting the atmosphere of the Christians and thereby shifting the atmosphere of the community.

The Spirit of God does not stay in the tent but hovers tenderly over the whole community.  Here is an example:  A family is in the park and they can hear us singing.  They stop their activity and move cautiously toward the tent.  They begin to cry.

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They are afraid to walk into the tent but they also cannot walk away.  Moments later they find themselves at the front repeating a prayer that will make them a new family and put their names in the Book of Life.

There is a dangerous element to Living Proof Yuba City.  The people have an insatiable hunger for more.  They don’t miss a meeting.  They stand inside the tent in temperatures of 106 degrees.  Nothing can keep them away and nothing will stop their pressing into God.

Sometimes I know a meeting needs to be extended by direct revelation.  In this case, it is a matter of utter necessity.  By acclamation, this must go on—the people will have it no other way.

This is the best situation of all– when neither man nor devil knows how big a move of God is going to get.  Stay tuned.

THE PEOPLE WHO WALKED IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT

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News flash!

This morning at 10 AM something is happening that never happens…churches are coming together for a community wide miracle service.  But that is not all…because of the historic harvest we are adding one more service tonight at 7 PM…and even that is not all…we are laying plans today to extend Living Proof beyond today.  Stay posted for updates later today!

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

By Mario Murillo

The city that leads California in so many categories of misery is seeing a great light.  Living Proof was just the name of an outreach until God jumped in and made it a fact to Yuba City.

Churches cancelled services to join together at the tent.  They rounded up those who needed Christ or a healing miracle.

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

I opened my Bible and began to preach a message entitled The Grudge.

“Everything from a demonic Indian chief named Two Feathers, Gold rush greed, werewolves and witches, Anton Lavey, to a Chinese parade has been blamed for a curse on Sutter County/ Yuba County.

It is easy to believe there is a curse!  Sutter County tops the list in some terrible categories: School suspensions, child abuse.   Yuba City had the worst school bus accident. Marysville had the worst serial killer.  This county boasts the first major school shooting in America. 

 This is not a curse, it is a grudge.   Satan has a grudge against Sutter County.  Grudge definition: a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury.

A curse is defined as a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something.

What is the grudge that Satan bears against Sutter and Yuba Counties? Satan wants your children!   He wants to rob your life at a young age. He wants youth to believe there is nothing here for them.

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Jesus began His ministry in an area where there was a grudge—in Capernaum. The people of that area were looked down on.  When Israel and Judah split, Jeroboam set up a rival religion, forbidding his adherents from going to the temple. Even when the nation was united, the farther one got from Jerusalem, the harder it was to keep the temple practices, and the quicker they went astray. Thus it was an area of spiritual darkness. Their sin made it even darker. The region was infiltrated with gentiles who had come to the fertile ground during and after the exile to grow crops and engage in industry. Thus, the Jews lived alongside the gentiles, which made them second class citizens in the eyes of their Judean brothers, who saw themselves as purer because they were close to the holy city.

These were the reasons in the natural for the grudge but the real reason was that it was a land of promise.  This is where the Messiah would start His miracle ministry.

Isaiah 9:1 “Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. 2 The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.”

When our Lord Jesus began to appear as a prophet, and to preach the gospel in the land of Zebulun and Naphtali, and in Galilee of the Gentiles this promise was fulfilled.  Satan had a grudge against their destiny.  That is why Satan has a grudge against Yuba City and Marysville.  He fears the prophecies of revival that will be fulfilled here.”

I had to stop. The people were ready to be saved. When I asked them to come to Christ the response was immediate and effortless.

The first harvest filled the front.  We had no way of knowing that each night the harvest was going to multiply. The harvest in Yuba City is a resounding slap in the face to experts who say American Youth want nothing to do with Christianity. 

In this tent cliches die and pundits are proven wrong. Modern humanity is not different than the crowds that were by the shores of Galilee.   Seeing the miracles cut them to the heart.  People of all ages pour forward to be saved.

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Many scoffed at the idea that we would prove God was real.  God was not intimidated.  He enveloped me in His anointing and directed me to a young man on my right.  My orders were to tell him the following: “You have suffered a devastating loss.  It shattered your faith in God.  It made you physically ill and has placed a dark cloud over your life.”  The young man broke before God and received his miracle.  This young man had been in a terrible accident that killed his girlfriend.

Friday night! The temperature at 7 PM is 106 degrees and we are in a tent. So many thought that the scorching heat would kill our attendance and instead it is the biggest night and the greatest harvest.

What healings have been reported so far?  You name it.  Cancer, diabetes, emphysema, and a host of life threatening diseases have vanished before the mighty hand of God. Stay tuned for more!