THE GREAT HARVEST

Someone who is reading this right now is going to seize the greatest opportunity of their life. Americans want Christ in record numbers. Meanwhile, the church—from the mega-sized to the tiny—continues to act as if Americans hate God and need to be coddled when it comes to Truth.

The narrative of defeat is everywhere. Even in sermons that are intended to be victorious, there is the smell of defeat. The Church is behaving as if we can never confront and conquer the leftist agenda.

When messages from churches refuse to confront the evil of our culture—they are ignoring the harvest. When the verbal content is only for believers—they are ignoring the harvest. Not matter how high sounding and motivational the message—if it ignores the harvest, it is grounded in defeat.

Mr. Fauci tells you the vaccination will save you, but you must keep wearing the mask. We see him as a buffoon for that kind of double talk. But how is the preacher who masks the Gospel any different?

Wake up church! Woke Corporations are clueless. Swooning professional sports and billionaire athletes are comatose. The standups on late night television, Colbert, Kimmel, Fallon, Corden, Maher and Meyers do not know America. The MSNBC, and CNN echo chambers do not know America. Al Jazeera does not know America. Neither Bloomberg nor Soros know America. And who knows what Biden does not know…

Wake up church! America—the real America wants Jesus. They yearn for forgiveness and peace of mind. They do not hate our history. I am talking about your neighbor—from the kid down at the park, who is all alone, to the tax paying, law abiding citizens. Millions of them.

California is supposed to be the worst place in the world for the Gospel. So then, why did the conversions in Fresno, Bakersfield, and now Modesto, create a crisis of shortages? We thought 600 fervent volunteers in Modesto would be enough, right? Now we know they were not! The harvest was bigger than we thought. Way bigger.

I do not harbor a fantasy that, somehow, I was so eloquent and powerful that it broke the spell over these California cities. All the glory goes to God. The people were hungry, they still are. Hungry with a hunger that did not need bells and whistles or any kind of diluted message.

And the hunger in California should be a warning to us all. If it is like this here—then what is it like where you live? What if vast numbers of Americans want God, but we are so conditioned to believe they do not, that we are sleeping through the harvest? Proverbs 10:5, “He who gathers in summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.”

The hunger in California is a rebuke—a stern rebuke to those who refuse to reopen and gather the harvest. The Supreme Court struck down both the ban on indoor worship and the limitation of size for indoor worship. We must thank God, Pastor Che Ahn, Harvest Rock Church, and all the brave pastors who stood against tyranny for these victories.

But they are hollow victories if churches do not reopen. And, forgive me, but some inner-city churches who have been sympathetic, shall we say, to the Democrat Party, have been paralyzed by fear. Even after the threat of the virus has passed, congregants in these urban centers are angry with pastors who want to reopen, and sadly, those pastors are afraid of their people. What is wrong with us?!

The public spoke loud and clear in Modesto. They are not afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder to hear the Gospel. They are not the automatons you think they are. They are not blindly following the Gavin Newsom script.

Not even during the Jesus Movement did I see this kind of violent hunger for God. It reminds me more of the stampede of the crowds that rushed to hear John the Baptist in the wilderness. When they asked Jesus about the astounding draw of people to John, He said, “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).

And if the Kingdom of Heaven is at this moment suffering violence, what will happen to the lukewarm church and the timid preacher? 

I do not know what it will take to warn you. I can only speak for my team and myself. We are all in. We have declared total war. We do not see any option but to harvest, harvest, and keep harvesting.

If there is any model for what I am declaring, it is Greg & Kathy Fairrington of Destiny Church in Rocklin, California. They stayed open and faced the fury of Sacramento’s totalitarian politics. And God gave them a mighty harvest.

In the last few weeks, they made a decision that was sudden and unexpected. They began sending their army onto the William Jessup University Soccer Field. They will go open-air, setting up thousands of chairs and a first-class stage with professional lighting. They are going after thousands of souls, from May 2nd through the 5th. Why would they do such a crazy thing?

Because they know what so many in the Body of Christ are refusing to see: AMERICANS WANT CHRIST IN RECORD NUMBERS!

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An inconvenient fire

AN INCONVENIENT FIRE

By Mario Murillo

Al Gore spoke of an inconvenient truth. I am talking about something far more imposing: an inconvenient fire.

What is this fire doing?  It is spreading an insatiable hunger to know God: God alone.  A growing number of believers want to know God Himself—they want just Him.  They are not thinking about anything He can do for them.  They must know Him—more than oxygen, food and water—they must have God!

This fire awakens an ancient hunger—the hunger that possessed saints of old.  A.W. Tozer wrote, “Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. They mourned for Him, they prayed and wrestled and sought for Him day and night, in season and out, and when they had found Him the finding was all the sweeter for the long seeking.”

And those who already know Him want to know Him better.  Tozer continued, “Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better. “Now, therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, show me now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight”; and from there he rose to make the daring request, “I beseech Thee, show me Thy glory.” (Exodus 33) God was frankly pleased by this display of ardor, and the next day called Moses into the mount, and there in solemn procession made all His glory pass before him.”

But why would this inconvenient fire be the worst nightmare to masked Antifa thugs, tepid seeker-friendly churches, or false ministers?   Isn’t this fire pulling saints off the front lines into a full-time pursuit of God?   How can this be a threat?  It is the greatest threat!   NOTHING TERRIFIES SATAN MORE THAN A WIDESPREAD HUNGER TO KNOW GOD:

-It puts them into the place and condition that Jesus has yearned for His church to be.  They are in God’s presence. They are devoid of ideas, agendas, or blueprints.   Their intercession is no longer contaminated.  Prayer is no longer a booster rocket for pet projects.  They are becoming decentralized. They are self-emptying, that they might see God in all His beauty.

God has triumphed over their dead works.  By doing this, He kills the source of their anxiety, their cares, and inadequacies.   David Wilkerson said, “I had more ideas than any preacher in America. Ideas on how to evangelize. How to organize New Testament programs. The programs and ideas were successful enough to entrap me and keep me on the treadmill of busy-ness.

“But all along my heart yearned for more. I knew the blessing was not in building. Not in some well-planned scheme to reach the lost. Not in bigness, and not in activity. I discovered the hard way that the glory of God, the peace, and joy of the Spirit, was in being stripped down, emptied, and made totally weak.”

-They are suddenly alive to the real horror—their own fleshliness.  The issue is no longer the depravity of the culture, but their personal carnality.  This inconvenient fire struck Isaiah with such agony that he tossed aside his prayer for influence and power.  All he can cry is; “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” (Isaiah 6:5).   Isaiah is unmade, that he might be remade.

In the towering glory, you see the indescribable.   You see how victorious God is.  How inevitable His victory is!  You see Satan’s utter defeat.  You are transfixed by the wisdom that is now available—the resources at Gods’ disposal—the tactics He can use.  His mighty plan makes our plans microscopically puny.

God will declare to you what He said to Isaiah: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8,9)

-Here’s what makes this fire so inconvenient:  It was simply not part of the plan.

-It was not in the plan for the lukewarm ‘convenient’ church to level off and be overruled by inconvenient fire.  Attraction-based churches fold when God Himself becomes the attraction.

-It was not in the plan for fake ministers to ever stop lying, stop prospering, or fooling the masses.  The light and heat of this fire will expose and topple them.

-It was not in the plan for left-wing God-haters to see their plan to eradicate Christianity from America neutralized by inconvenient fire.

This spreading flame—and the powerful vessels it creates—was simply not in the plan.  Thus a new vessel is about to emerge−a God-designed weapon. An inconvenient sort of person is about to appear on the American stage. A person who will own a passion you cannot stop, who will speak words you cannot counter, and perform miracles you cannot deny.

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WHY WE HAVE HOPE FOR AMERICA

Let us tell you why we have hope for America.  As ministers of the Gospel we must take stands that are not popular.  Often, we must warn, correct, and give out bad news.  There is no way around the fact that many things threaten our faith and our freedom.  But there is also hope—hope for America.

We see the mighty hand of God working in wondrous ways—even in this dark time.  When we pray, we feel the fierce love of God for America.  We can hear Him saying, “hold on, I have not yet begun to fight for America.”  We see signs that encourage our faith.  We refuse to let anything steal our joy as we travel this great nation for Christ.  Let us give you the reasons for our hope.

Something supernatural is in our soil.  Michael Medved has identified 16 times America should have been destroyed but was spared at the last moment.  However, it is the way America was saved that is mind-boggling.  Relief literally came out of nowhere.Our hope is that God finishes what He starts.  He established this nation with an impossible victory over Britain.  He has repeated His acts of sovereign mercy again, and again.  Even when things looked much worse than today—and we didn’t deserve it—God turned circumstances in our favor and turned our hearts back to Him.  That is our hope.

Millions are praying for revival.  If Abraham’s math is correct, God would have saved Sodom and Gomorrah if just 12 righteous were found.  Despite the widespread number of lukewarm believers and watered-down preaching—there is a vibrant core of Christians who are claiming our nation through fervent intercession.  In fact, Daniel stood alone in prayer and fasting and forced the heart of King Cyrus to release Israel.  Millions are praying.  That corporate cry is not being ignored.

Extremes in the media and other anti-God agencies are backfiring.  The bias against God has been in the media for decades. The difference now is the towering overreach—the blatant bias—the deranged hatred is so intense they can’t hide it.  Time was, they could shape public opinion and call it news.  In their current melt down, they report banalities and keep reporting them even after they are proven false.  The audience looks on with shock and pity and asks, “where is the truth?”

The young are turning to Christ. The great vacuum created by leftist ideology leaves young souls groping for new life.  We see young souls coming forward from all over the tent.  They come quickly, they come forcefully, they come for nothing less than Jesus.   They dispel the lies Satan is saying about this generation.  When it comes to young people, it doesn’t take long for a small fire to grow into a widespread movement.

Signs, wonders and miracles are appearing in convincing scriptural order.  Miracles are not new.  Healings have been with us all along.  The difference now is they are being demonstrated in greater measure and with stronger Bible based preaching.  This makes them more contagious to the lost and more devastating to the enemy.

There you have it…our great hope for America.  There is no denying it will be a hard battle.  But if God be for us who can be against us?  God bless you, Mario and Mechelle Murillo