Who were those shepherds who saw the angels that Christmas night?

Who were those shepherds who saw the angels that Christmas night? The answer to that question is more important than you know.

They are us. Their story is our story.  Their situation is our situation. We share a common theme.  We share a common enemy.  The terror that stalked their night is the very one that preys on the hopes of believers today.  They are so much like us!  Their future was sold to pay a debt to a foreign empire.  For them it was Rome for us it is China.  Their leaders forged an unholy alliance with Augustus Caesar.  Our leaders appease our enemies, attack Christian values and apologize to the world for our greatness.

The faith of their Fathers was diluted by false ministers and mocked by pagans. Our Faith suffers the same fate! Their weak economy created a crime wave that forced them to stay out in the fields watching their sheep. We spend hours at our job, actually hoping for overtime and then the final insult of a cruel commute home.  Can you relate to getting through a day by choking down emotions and robotic ally doing your job?

What do we want most for Christmas?  Let me brave an answer.  What we want most in all of this mess is good news.  We could sure use some good news!  It would be so wonderful to see the unrelenting torrent of scary headlines, dire predictions and disappointing reports swallowed up by good news! But what would be good news to you right now?  What message do you need from God right now?

What we want most is a visitation of God.  It is easy to think that we want something else but nothing would help us more, nothing would do the job better, nothing can compare to it.

San Jose California 1982:

I watched San Jose enveloped by the Glory of God.  It was a time when the economy was as bad as it is now.  The prime rate soared to 22% and unemployment was even worse than today.  Yet thousands crowded into the meeting every night for 22 weeks!  The atmosphere in the building evaporated fear and worries.

Yes, the people needed jobs desperately but somehow it was overruled by the Glory.  Each night they sang their hearts out, each night tears of joy washed away the cares of their life.  Other things became important.  Something priceless had come to them and they were not about to let human concerns rob them of this precious moment of their life.

I am a Pentecostal it is that simple.  I know what it means to have the Holy Spirit drench me. I know that when the Spirit of God is upon me fear, worry and anxiety vanish.

What the Angels did is turn their priorities upside down.  We know the Bible says “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you,” but in our daily grind it can seem to be an impossible task.  Moments ago these men were taut with tension and defensive of their herd to point where they would have gladly have fought to the death to protect their flock.  Now they are ready to run to a manger oblivious of the sheep they leave behind.

Yes we need jobs, healing and many other things but what we need most is the Glory.  Glory will make our soul gaze at God and while we gaze distracted by His splendor God will fix the issues of our life.  Modern pulpits have done us a great disservice by focusing on “how to” Christianity.  It seems so right to get practical teaching on relationships, money and handling emotions.  And that is the very problem we learn to “handle our lives” and “fix” ourselves.

This is the bait of Satan: to get us to strive and fret and battle by our wits and not by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  What leaders are failing to do is to seek and obtain a move of God among their people.

Why did God skip the theologians, the Priests and the King and send these angels to the shepherds?   This is the question of the ages! How embarrassing to all of those in power and to all of those who made a life out studying the prophets, reading the times and being “in the know” who were overlooked in favor of these shepherds!

We are constantly trying to qualify for a career, a credit card, a club or some kind of status but are we qualified for a visitation of God?

What if something good can come out of these “bad times”?   Maybe it was an worse time back when you had money and toys.  Maybe in these hard times you are holding your loved ones closer, praying a little deeper and trying a little harder to be humble and grateful.  Maybe instead of suffering, you are merely getting into position to be visited by God.

I HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD NEWS FOR YOU

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I have some really good news for you—news that won’t just make your day it will make your month.  The problem is we don’t care about good news anymore.  It is sad but true.  If I were to post a blog about the current insanity thousands would read it.  If I wander into the fray between Trump, Cruz and Hillary it might go viral.  Bad news sells.

Why we prefer bad news rather than good news remains a mystery.   Here is what Psychology Today Magazine theorizes: “Media studies show that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as seventeen negative news reports for every one good news report. Why? The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists.  Humans seek out news of dramatic, negative events.

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GOD’S SPIRIT PULLING YOUNG SOULS INTO THE KINGDOM!

Many studies have shown that we care more about the threat of bad things than we do about the prospect of good things. Our negative brain tripwires are far more sensitive than our positive triggers. We tend to get more fearful than happy. And each time we experience fear we turn on our stress hormones.”

Okay, since some are so bent on bad news—let me give you some very bad news before I give you the good news.   The presidential election will not save America no matter who is elected.  Our debt is too high and our morals are too low.  We are beyond any scientifically known cure.

Imagine America a patient in a hospital bed.  The doctor is explaining its condition to the family:  “Not one vital organ is working.  Multiple viruses ravage the immune system.  Bones, muscles, nerves and tissue are disintegrating because the body has declared war on itself.  Death is certain…all we have left to do is to try to extend its life and reduce pain.  But even that is now impossible.”

Last night

In 1966, Life magazine gave a similar diagnosis about the youth of America.  It explained—using terrifying statistics—that they were doomed.  It offered but one solution: “If there is any answer, it must come from among them.”   Within 2 years of that death sentence…the Jesus movement began.

Now, despite your carnal nature’s appetite for bad news…here comes some very good news: Last night something happened.  Something big happened.  Last night was like a woodsman trapped in the artic…it’s 50 below and night is falling.  He frantically is striking flints together hoping for a lifesaving spark.  After countless tries he hits it right.  The spark becomes a flame.  Last night a nation-saving fire sparked to life.

Many won’t be interested in knowing about the young man who decided to quit life.  I walked up to him and declared, “Today, Satan told you to quit because God is not real…but God is real, and He will never let you go.”  He hit the floor under a shock wave of the Holy Ghost!  Dozens of youth around him felt the concussion in their souls.

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TODAY SATAN TOLD YOU TO QUIT.  HE SAID THERE IS NO HOPE.

Ranging to my left I caught sight of a woman and immediately her life story was revealed to me.  Jesus took over and healed her from head to toe.  Her miracle touched her bones—bones that felt as if they were liquefying.  She was transformed by the power of God right before our eyes.

This miracle ignited the rest.  Before it was over fully one third of the entire audience stood to declare that they had been healed by the power of God.   This is all wonderful but the true drama of that night was about to come.

Here is the good news: Something happened in Manteca that I have not felt since 1974 in Berkeley. 

I can’t tell you yet—soon I will—but there is a cloud over the “accepted leadership” of much of the church that is going to be sidelined in favor of a fresh generation that is not corrupted by money, immorality, or lust for power. 

God is raising them up to be a voice that will roar across the nation!  I saw it last night and it should be heralded all over the land…trouble is we like bad news so much that we have almost lost our capacity to rejoice when something truly wonderful happens.

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Just as Jesus called Lazarus out of the grave…the Holy Spirit called young people out of every kind of death you could imagine.  But something much deeper was happening here.  It was unmistakable.   Something from heaven got into the entire crowd of people.  They were totally transformed.

I can say with conviction that God put something unstoppable in this young crowd. 

I have seen many events—I can tell when it will fizzle and when it will rage on.  Good news…something began last night that could—without a doubt—take the nation by storm.

THE FIRE BEGAN IN SAN JOSE.  IT INTENSIFIED IN MANTECA.  NOW WE MOVE ON TO YUBA CITY AND LIVE OAK!

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I WILL NOT LET SATAN HAVE THIS GENERATION

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I WILL NOT LET SATAN HAVE THIS GENERATION

By Mario Murillo

 

I will not let Satan have this generation.  They are the most lied to generation in history.  They have been programmed, brainwashed and propagandized from their first day in school. 

On Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California.  

First let me tell you about how vicious the attack on our children is today.  Satan has inflicted a masterstroke of deception.  That deception is being funneled through the most lethal cultural enemies of our children.

These are the best equipped and most powerful voices to our children: techie billionaires who own the great social networks who mean to control what we hear and see—leftist movie stars who throw their celebrity around like a weapon—drug driven musical superstars who sell our children on self-destruction.  What do they all have in common?  They hate America, they hate Christianity, they hate Israel and they want a Godless future for your children and grandchildren.

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Finally, when you look at your children and your grandchildren—I know you ask yourself… what kind of a world they will live in? I know I do!  Will they have the America we had?  Will they suffer without freedom in a gloomy land?  We would give anything to secure their future.  This is our great chance to do that very thing…to be a part of a national awakening that will restore America as one nation under God.  It is the right thing to do.

That is why I began this tour of California believing it is most important in our history.   We are fighting for your family and mine–and for our nation’s survival!

Sunday Night April 17th we leveled our first major hit at the forces of darkness in California.  We joined forces with Sonny and Linda Lara and invaded the heart of San Jose.  Youth overflowed the building.  There is no way to fairly represent to you the needs that were sitting in that room.  Killers, addicts, atheists and just plain teenagers sat together as the glorious power of Jesus unfolded.

The Holy Spirit armed me with the message.  The sword of the Word of God was unsheathed.  The presence of God became a chain breaking, mind freeing, soul saving weapon.  Our plan was to surrender to the Spirit of God—allow His undeniable gifts of power to prove Christ to the audience, and then call them to Christ.

Instead, I preached a concise word and then called them forward.  They came to be saved!  But that was not all…many youth who knew Jesus came to be blessed and receive more power to face their future.  Then youth began praying for youth.

What we were watching in that moment is what you and I have been warring for in prayer.  We have asked Jesus for a youth movement to begin.  We want the young people to seize the momentum and take it to their generation.

I will not let Satan have this generation!  Signs and Wonders have the rightful place of proving—to an indoctrinated and vulnerable youth culture—that Jesus is the Son of God.

Many healings took place but there was one that brought a collective gasp to the entire audience.  She was in the back.  She exploded when the Word of Knowledge was given.  “A mysterious skin disease had taken over your body.  Doctors have no idea how to treat you.”  With that, she bolted to the front screaming “it’s me, it’s me!” 

Then she told of the hell she was living in.  Now, she told us the body-consuming pain and rashes vanished.  Standing there, God revealed more…she had deteriorated joints and bones.  Again, she cried out in confirmation!  Again she felt power surge from her head to toe as sickness was driven out.

This was our first night.  Tonight we meet in Manteca.  Once again the house will be filled with young people.  Once again, Jehovah God will be present to heal and deliver.  I can’t wait!

We are conducting special operations in the State that has belched out more deception to the world than any other.  I am not going to stop until the strongholds of Satan are devastated by the preaching of the Cross and the mighty miracles of Jesus!  I will not let Satan have this generation!

THE TOUR CONTINUES TONIGHT IN MANTECA!

Manteca tonight

 

 

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT CALIFORNIA WILL START GETTING HIT HARD

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This Sunday Night California starts getting hit hard

By Mario Murillo

No more apologetic meetings.  No more nights where we get together and hope that something happens.  The stage is set.  Prayers have bombarded heaven.  There are boots on the ground and fire in hearts. There is no confusion in our goal:  Win the lost and heal the sick.

For 49 years, Mario Murillo Ministries has filled a desperate void in America.  But the threat to our faith and our freedom has never been greater.  America is being transformed into an anti-God state.  Americans have turned away from God and they are miserable.  Why are we in this prolonged economic slump?  It is because of the policies of a Godless American government.

Leftist leaders now classify Christian doctrine as hate speech.  Our stand on marriage is now “hate.”  Our view on any issue on righteousness is now “hate.”  This is a lie!  The preaching of the Cross has never been anything but love.  The rightful demands of Almighty God on a perverted culture have always been completely from love. 

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We have been duly warned by our government to tone down our “rhetoric” or face censorship and the loss of our tax status.  What should our reaction be to these threats?  When Peter was sternly warned not to preach about Jesus or heal the sick anymore, he utterly rejected the order.  Acts 4: 19, “But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.’”

The government knows where we live…let them come and get us.   We are not going to shut up—back down—back up—or back off!  The die is cast…we have settled the question.  

Cultural changes come and go.  We have seen every float in the parade.  We have never seen a reason to rebrand the message of Jesus.   The Gospel we preach is not “new and improved.”

Peter reacted to the ban on miracles by asking God for more miracles! “Now Lord,” he prayed, “Behold their threats and grant to your servants that with all boldness they may preach your word while You stretch out Your hand to heal and let signs and wonders be done in the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”  -Acts 4:29

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This is a time for more!  More boldness—more and greater miracles… let it be, Oh God!  Six cities in California will start getting hit hard with the Gospel this Sunday night.  Youth are coming in greater numbers than before.  We can’t call these “meetings” anymore—they will have the atmosphere of fire like Azusa Street!

Drop what you are doing and get to one of these 6 explosions.  Bring all who need miracles in body and soul!  We will not offer opinion—we will present proof of the power of God.  Many will be healed of life-threatening diseases in the name of Jesus.  Get under the fire that will burn out fear and compromise.

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Who were those shepherds that saw the angels that Christmas night?

 

Who are these shepherds? The answer to that question is more important than you know.

They are us. Their story is our story.  Their situation is our situation. We share a common theme.  We share a common enemy.  The terror that stalked their night is the very one that preys on the hopes of believers today.  They are so much like us!  Their future was sold to pay a debt to a foreign empire.  For them it was Rome for us it is China.  Their leaders forged an unholy alliance with Augustus Caesar.  Our leaders appease our enemies, attack Christian values and apologize to the world for our greatness.

 

The faith of their Fathers was diluted by false ministers and mocked by pagans. Our Faith suffers the same fate! Their weak economy created a crime wave that forced them to stay out in the fields watching their sheep. We spend hours at our job, actually hoping for overtime and then the final insult of a cruel commute home.  Can you relate to getting through a day by choking down emotions and robotic ally doing your job?

What do we want most for Christmas?  Let me brave an answer.  What we want most in all of this mess is good news.  We could sure use some good news!  It would be so wonderful to see the unrelenting torrent of scary headlines, dire predictions and disappointing reports swallowed up by good news! But what would be good news to you right now?  What message do you need from God right now?

What we want most is a visitation of God.  It is easy to think that we want something else but nothing would help us more, nothing would do the job better, nothing can compare to it.

San Jose California 1982:

I watched San Jose enveloped by the Glory of God.  It was a time when the economy was as bad as it is now.  The prime rate soared to 22% and unemployment was even worse than today.  Yet thousands crowded into the meeting every night for 22 weeks!  The atmosphere in the building evaporated fear and worries.

Yes, the people needed jobs desperately but somehow it was overruled by the Glory.  Each night they sang their hearts out, each night tears of joy washed away the cares of their life.  Other things became important.  Something priceless had come to them and they were not about to let human concerns rob them of this precious moment of their life.

I am a Pentecostal it is that simple.  I know what it means to have the Holy Spirit drench me. I know that when the Spirit of God is upon me fear, worry and anxiety vanish.

What the Angels did is turn their priorities upside down.  We know the Bible says “seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you,” but in our daily grind it can seem to be an impossible task.  Moments ago these men were taut with tension and defensive of their herd to point where they would have gladly have fought to the death to protect their flock.  Now they are ready to run to a manger oblivious of the sheep they leave behind.

Yes we need jobs, healing and many other things but what we need most is the Glory.  Glory will make our soul gaze at God and while we gaze distracted by His splendor God will fix the issues of our life.  Modern pulpits have done us a great disservice by focusing on “how to” Christianity.  It seems so right to get practical teaching on relationships, money and handling emotions.  And that is the very problem we learn to “handle our lives” and “fix” ourselves.

This is the bait of Satan: to get us to strive and fret and battle by our wits and not by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  What leaders are failing to do is to seek and obtain a move of God among their people.

Why did God skip the theologians, the Priests and the King and send these angels to the shepherds?   This is the question of the ages! How embarrassing to all of those in power and to all of those who made a life out studying the prophets, reading the times and being “in the know” who were overlooked in favor of these shepherds!

We are constantly trying to qualify for a career, a credit card, a club or some kind of status but are we qualified for a visitation of God?

What if something good can come out of these “bad times”?   Maybe it was an worse time back when you had money and toys.  Maybe in these hard times you are holding your loved ones closer, praying a little deeper and trying a little harder to be humble and grateful.  Maybe instead of suffering, you are merely getting into position to be visited by God.

 

Good Friday April 18 marks the beginning of a remarkable tour.

 

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You want to know the truth?  They went after our children with a vengeance unseen in history.  A harem of Hollywood operatives seduced them.  A battery of activist University Professors bullied them.  A malignant media provided a smoke screen and a poisoned well of politicians flat-out lied to them. The younger generation was seduced by promises of a better life.  

But the God haters took it to another level by turning moral teaching into hate speech.  George Orwell said, “In times of universal deceit telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  

Isaiah said, “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” -Isaiah 5:18-22

George did not mean revolutionary in the way we have come to use it i.e. “a revolutionary way to wax your car.”  He meant that those who spoke the truth would be deemed enemies of the state.

Listen to Charles Krauthammer, “The left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition.

“The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian,” he explains. “It declares certain controversies over and visits serious consequences — from social ostracism to vocational defenestration — upon those who refuse to be silenced.”

Because of this and many other factors experts say American youth are a lost cause to Christianity.  How can we expect to counter the onslaught of modern evil and win the young?  How can we expect to compete with such monstrous power?

The answer is to take a closer look!  If you do you will see that a door of opportunity has opened.  Youth have seen the beast!  They are feeling the aftermath.  The brave new world of justice and prosperity never dawned.  The equality never transpired, for that matter neither did the medical coverage, the prosperity or the promised of hope and change.  What they do see is an angry self-serving tyranny that has endangered their future.

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The wreckage of his administration and the cruelty of his actions toward political enemies are now painfully clear to youth in America.

In a detailed, national poll released last month by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, nearly half of young voters said they would recall President Obama if they could. Think of that!

There is a great door opening to us and here is what we are going to do about it.

Good Friday April 18 marks the beginning of a remarkable tour.  Mario Murillo and Jennifer Azzato will team up to bring Living Proof to Northern California.  Living Proof is not just a slogan but the literal goal of this tour.  In each and every city that is included in this tour will come a night where the claim that Christ is the Son of God will be backed up with miracles.

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As we see it, California leads the nation in this deception and this is where we need the miracle to start.

We need to declare truth!  The problem is not global warming…it is moral cooling.   We need miracles that will verify God’s love.   This tour provides the atmosphere for supernatural evidence to touch all who are willing to receive.  These are not nights to debate the existence of God but to experience the power of God.

The enemy we face is sophisticated, organized and well-funded.  Any endeavor with a human origin is doomed from the start.   Going forward, we must saturate our plans in prayer and only apply solutions from the Holy Spirit.  The ideas must come from Him. We will find the strategies we need, the words that will silence our enemy and the miracles that will confirm and convince a secular generation.

Join us in prayer and if you live within driving distance of one of these Living Proof events bring someone who needs Christ or a healing miracle.   Here is the Calendar of events:

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