Are you sick of the way things are? Here is how to pray for revival.

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A new fire has broken out in Santa Rosa.  This time there will be now stopping it.  Stay tuned because the news of this new flare up is going to go national.  Read about how prayed for revival.

Sick of way things are?  Here is how to pray for revival.

By Mario Murillo

Habakkuk said it for all of us: “Lord, I have heard of your mighty acts and I stand in awe of them. Renew them in our day; in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2)

It is a special moment when you decide to pray for revival.  You actually enter into the same covenant with God of the heroes of faith in days past; you join the ranks of everyone from Habakkuk to Evan Roberts.

 

Let’s begin with a towering consolation:  God sought you for revival before you sought Him.   In fact, God is ever on the hunt for those who want to prove the power of prayer. “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully committed to Him.” (II Chronicles 16:9) He seeks those who can spark a fire that will change the course of history.

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So what is it the first thing He looks for in a person who would pray for revival? He looks for desperation!  He seeks somebody who cannot bear the way things are.

 

In I Samuel: 14 Jonathan and his armor bearer faced a hopeless situation:  One million soldiers are coming against them, Jonathan has one of the last swords left in Israel, Israel’s army is just pitiful factions hiding in the holes and rocks.

 

The next thing that God looks for is conviction.

 

Something miraculous happens inside of Jonathan.  He is reduced to an unshakable conviction: “We are the people of God! We have a history of miraculous comebacks. Our God reigns!”  Jonathan and his armor bearer becomes the spark God needs.

 

Jonathan declares, “Let us go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few!” And after a succession of amazing events that you must read for yourself, the chapter ends by saying: “God granted a great victory to Israel that day.”

 

You also face an impossible situation.  America is not just falling apart, she is disintegrating.  However, before you start praying you need an inner work.   America is a nation born out of an impossible situation and she can be saved by an impossible miracle.

 

Jonathan felt that he existed to bring victory.  God need not look any further. That is how you must approach revival intercession.

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The home prayer gathering must undergo a revolution. No more cookies and coffee get-togethers where people hang out more than they pray.  We gather to rage against the evil of our time. We war in prayer expecting supernatural upheavals in our culture.  We are strictly there to meet God and receive power.

Why do I believe this will work?  I believe it because it always has worked and since Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever it will always work.

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Some Breaking News from Mario Murillo Ministries: A Miracle of Reignited Revival.

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Some Breaking News from Mario Murillo Ministries: A Miracle of Reignited Revival.

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To our Friends around the world we bring you exciting news:

Without warning the fire of God fell again last night in Santa Rosa.  We are extending our stay one more night!  We say without warning because it was an event that wasn’t even supposed to happen.  The possibility of Mario Murillo Ministries returning to Santa Rosa was slim to none.  Read on we’ll explain.

First a little history: How last night came to be is a miracle story all by its self.  In 2012 we came to Santa Rosa for Memorial Day weekend.  We ended up staying until October!  Tens of thousands of lives were eternally transformed by the resident glory of God that crowned the city for those months.

There was a visible change on the streets of Santa Rosa.  A new age counterculture persona defined the city and there was open hostility to Christ.  That is until the fire began to spread and the attitude changed.  People were open-hearted to those who handed out tracts and cards about Christ and the ongoing Santa Rosa Fire.

Inside of Living Word Family Church hundreds testified to divine healing and diverse supernatural manifestations were reported.  The services had to be moved to larger meetings halls three times!

In early October 2014 it all  seemed to be over.  When a meeting of this kind is over it is extremely unlikely that you can ever recapture the original fire.  There are many reasons for this but one very big reason is that the temptation to relive the past almost  always squelches the power of God.

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Mario remembered his most cherished moment in Santa Rosa:  A breakfast with over a hundred leaders in the historic Church of the One Tree.  It seemed that nothing could stop us now that unity had come.  The unity did not reach its destiny.

So it was over and history shows that areas where revival has come can get burned over.  As we said the odds of returning were long indeed.

An intense desire to finish what God started in Santa Rosa began to grow in Mario for the last several weeks.  He was gripped by a passion to take back what Satan had stolen.  With that the date of November 2, 2014 was set.

We all expected a good meeting but this was way beyond a good meeting.  The Glory returned, the fire consumed our fears, the Holy Spirit released His gifts of healing power and left us overcome by God’s mercy and goodness.  The fever to win souls and touch lives gripped the crowd.  We knew that we could not leave town! 

So we are all coming back  tonight.  The meeting will begin at 7 PM.  Only Jesus knows how amazing tonight is going to be!

Last night felt as if there was never a break.  We literally took up where we left off.  Only this time there is a conviction that will keep the fire raging!  If you are anywhere near Santa Rosa and can drive to the miracle rally tonight, we cannot overstate it…you must try to get here and bring those who need healing for the body and the soul!

It is just like Jesus to rekindle a fire at the most unlikely time and in a unexpected location on the eve of one of the most important elections in American History.  If at all possible get here tonight!

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Taking Back Stolen Fire!

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Taking Back Stolen Fire!  

By Mario Murillo

Santa Rosa saw a true revival.   When people from a hundred mile radius commute almost every day for 15 weeks and crowd out the church well before starting time, it is revival.  When healings go off like fireworks in every part of a meeting hall and sinners coming sobbing to the front by the score every night, it is revival.

What was my personal highlight of the Santa Rosa Fire?  It was that moment of unity over breakfast with pastors at the famous Church of the One Tree.  This was one of the most supernaturally orchestrated gatherings ever.

My spiritual father Ralph Wilkerson lives 450 miles south of Santa Rosa, and yet he got a word from God that if the pastors of Santa Rosa would meet in the Church of the One Tree, God would fall on the region.  This Church was constructed entirely from one Redwood Tree in 1870 and was made world famous by Ripley’s Believe or Not.   The building is owned by Santa Rosa and was moved to Juilliard city park.

Pastor Steve Puleo knowing nothing about the message from Ralph Wilkerson felt led to reserve this church and was about to tell us when we told him about the word from the Lord.  I can’t tell you how we rejoiced at this miracle!

The date was set for Thursday August 30, 2012.  Here is the letter that went out:

Dear Church, Ministry, and Business Leader,

“In response to the ongoing revival services with Mario Murillo, now in its ninth consecutive week, churches in Santa Rosa will be hosting a regional prayer breakfast for pastors and business leaders. This gathering will take place on Thursday, August 30th at 8:30 am, and is located at the historic Church Of One Tree in Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa. Mario will address this sustained move of God and its implications to this region and beyond. This is a significant opportunity to unite under the banner of God’s Kingdom will, and join our hearts in prayer for a move of God that will revive the Church and transform our culture for the glory of His Son.”

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Pictured above is the historic gathering in the the Church of the one Tree.  It was a glorious time of rejoicing and burying hatchets.  Our hearts burned with unity and faith.  We knew that the revival would now rage into a regional awakening embracing all races and crossing denominational lines…but, the thing is, it didn’t.

Evangelists are rarely this candid so listen up!    Satan rose up and blunted what could have been a historic turning for millions.  There are 3 reasons that the Santa Rosa Fire did not reach its destiny:

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  3. Some leaders felt threatened

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However this blog is not about correcting leaders.  It is about a work that Christ has done in me to bring me back to Santa Rosa.   When Satan robs you, you have to take it back!   I should have known better than to simply walk away. 

There is no such thing as a revival that is not challenged by Lucifer.  He is insulted and threatened by revival.  Revival affects him like nothing else.   He rages against it.

Jesus gave me 1 Samuel 30: 8 So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”

I am asking the soldiers of Northern California to come join me for a fresh outpouring tomorrow in Santa Rosa! 

America, today in a very real way, we are all from Santa Rosa.  If this weekend becomes what I believe it will become, revivalists across the land will be ignited to recapture any fire that the enemy has stolen.

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Have I Abandoned Bay Area Revival?

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Have I Abandoned Bay Area Revival?

 

By Mario Murillo

I have moved to Reno.  At the same time, there have come out the East Coast some renewed prophecies of the destruction of San Francisco.  Some have taken this to mean that I have abandoned the quest for revival in the Bay Area. Here is the real story.

Some pastors who embrace San Francisco values and believe it is never right to criticize Obama made it clear to me that I was no longer welcome in the Bay Area.  I did not take them seriously because they do not represent the overwhelming majority of ministers that I know and love in this region.

Moreover, they were never a factor in my decision to move.  That decision was already made.  They were used by God to do something completely different. I now understand why the Holy Spirit said “honor their request and leave.”  My ties to San Francisco are very deep and when my soul was uprooted it was emotionally traumatic. God used their request and said to me “honor their request and leave,” to give me the emotional release that I needed to complete the move.

 

Their actions released me from a personal vow I made to defer to them on certain issues.  I am now free to confront those issues.

However, I am not released from the quest for Bay Area revival.  I do not agree with the predictions of doom over the city.  The prophecy that moves me is the word about revival that came through Bob Dylan.  It still burns in my soul! That is why we still own property in Martinez with an active prayer group there that meets every Wednesday at noon to seek revival.

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I actually believe that our base of operation in Reno will make us even more effective in the Bay Area.  So, now hear this…if you want to win souls, heal the sick, pray for revival and launch outreaches in the San Francisco Bay Area we are your friend and ally.

In fact, we are returning Sunday November 2, 10AM and 6PM to Living Word Family Church to add fuel to the Santa Rosa Fire! 

Everything within tells me that God is going to pour out His Spirit on the Bay Area and that is why He sifting His church. However, the time is short.  Those who refuse to speak the counsel of the Holy Spirit will be sidelined.  Those who have a heart to obey and confront evil will be given greater power!

Not only are we not abandoning the army of God in the Bay Area, we are re-positioning ourselves in order to be a greater force than ever in the quest for a moral awakening both in the Bay Area and all across America.

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Why I Have Moved Out of the San Francisco Bay Area

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Why I Moved Out of the San Francisco Bay Area.

By Mario Murillo

Something impossible has happened to me.  My closest friends never thought it could happen.  I have moved out of the San Francisco Bay Area. There was no version of my future that included leaving the San Francisco area.  Moving me out of here is like uprooting and transplanting an ancient redwood. Here’s why:

-San Francisco is infinitely more to me than a hometown.  San Francisco is my strange holy land.  My first and my deepest encounters with Christ and the supernatural were here.

-With the exception of just two years, I have never lived anywhere else but here.

-The most amazing prophetic promise I ever received is about San Francisco:  In 1978 I Told God that I quit.  God said, “Pray one more time.” An hour passed and suddenly God promised me “I will pour out of my Spirit on the San Francisco Bay Area and the world will look and wonder.” This promise made me angry!  I screamed to God, “I cannot carry this without an infallible confirmation right now!  As the word “now” came out of my mouth the phone beside me starting ringing.

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It was the last voice in the world that I could have ever imagined to hear!  “Mario, this is Bob Dylan.”  He was calling because he was about to perform his first Christian concert at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco.  He asked me to come and pray backstage at the concert while he performed.  Just as we were about to hang up he asked me “Mario, did God tell you He was going to pour out His Spirit on the Bay Area?”  Losing my breath and about to faint I said, “Yes.”  To which he responded, “Well Mario, He is going to pour out His Spirit on San Francisco.”

-Through incomprehensible adversity, we obeyed God and stayed based in the Bay Area.  In obedience to that promise God used us to make Christian history culminating with 14,000 people in the Cow Palace Arena. 

Only one thing could ever make me move: The Holy Spirit told me and my wife to sell our home and relocate out of the Bay Area.  However He did not tell us where to move!

Our home sold in 28 days.  We had to scramble to move without knowing why or where.  It was not until just two weeks before we had to be out of our home that God made it absolutely clear where we belonged.

We made an offer on a house, raced back to the Bay Area and scrambled to find temporary housing for the 30 days it took for escrow to close.

Meanwhile the mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit was flooding Los Banos California.  We concluded that we should find an extended stay facility in Morgan Hill which was a central location to Los Banos and everything else we had to do in the Bay Area.

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We moved into our new home.  So where is our new home?  We now live in Reno, Nevada. I can hear you repeating it out loud…Reno?!  Even as the furniture went into our house we were still asking that question!   Here are the answers:

  1. God told us we must move where we could fulfill our calling because America is running out of time. I believe that at the outside we have 5 years to turn this nation back from going off a cliff. Our assignment is to bring Living Proof to millions before it is too late.

Our headquarters must reflect both our boldness and our urgency…but why Reno?  We still did not know but some very savvy people did know…people who control billions of dollars and do the very best research…people who looked at California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Now here is something that truly boggles my mind: We moved into Reno at 3PM on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  Five hours later, after months of secret negotiations the Associated Press broke this story:  “Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors’ $5 billion battery factory to Reno, Nevada.

The “gigafactory” is expected to bring more than 20,000 jobs and $100 billion to Nevada’s economy over the next 20 years. It will be the biggest lithium battery factory in the world.”  

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  Apple Computers made this announcement:  “The Company will invest $1 billion over 10 years to build a center at a new technology park near Reno, Nevada. The data center project is part of a development plan in which the company will also build a purchasing center in downtown Reno. An Apple spokesman told local officials that the company expected the new facility at the Reno Technology Park to come online later this year.”

On October 4th I stood in front thousands of Students at U.C. Berkeley for a triple defining moment for me.  It was the Jewish Day of Atonement; it was the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley; it was the 50th anniversary of my conversion to Christ.

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It was also something else; it was a time of emotional closure between me and the Bay Area.  Of course I will still contend for revival here and work with anyone who wants to win souls here.  But I was released from a Bay Area covenant.

Alone in prayer I grieved and mourned for a season that had passed.  Then God told me something tragic.  But before I tell you what He said let me remind you of something.  Over the years, we have been threatened and told to leave by the Black Panthers, the Weather Underground (who threatened to bomb us), Satanists, drug dealers, a host of cults and anti-God politicians.  We just laughed at their threats!

Then a group of ministers in their own way basically asked me to leave the Bay Area.  I never gave it a second thought because who were they compared to these past threats?  That is when I heard the strangest thing that Jesus ever said to me… “Honor their request and leave.”   That is what it took to pull out the deepest roots and allow me to relocate to Reno.  I have not a drop of anger, unforgiveness or malice.  You will never hear me name names or defend myself. I am far too excited about the future!  I am free now to build a great vision for a nation that must be saved!

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Are you sick of the way things are? Here is how to pray for revival.

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Sick of way things are?  Here is how to pray for revival.

By Mario Murillo

 

 

Habakkuk said it for all of us: “Lord, I have heard of your mighty acts and I stand in awe of them. Renew them in our day; in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2)

 

It is a special moment when you decide to pray for revival.  You actually enter into the same covenant with God of the heroes of faith in days past; you join the ranks of everyone from Habakkuk to Evan Roberts.

 

Let’s begin with a towering consolation:  God sought you for revival before you sought Him.   In fact, God is ever on the hunt for those who want to prove the power of prayer. “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully committed to Him.” (II Chronicles 16:9) He seeks those who can spark a fire that will change the course of history.

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So what is it the first thing He looks for in a person who would pray for revival? He looks for desperation!  He seeks somebody who cannot bear the way things are.

 

In I Samuel: 14 Jonathan and his armor bearer faced a hopeless situation:  One million soldiers are coming against them, Jonathan has one of the last swords left in Israel, Israel’s army is just pitiful factions hiding in the holes and rocks.

 

The next thing that God looks for is conviction.

 

Something miraculous happens inside of Jonathan.  He is reduced to an unshakable conviction: “We are the people of God! We have a history of miraculous comebacks. Our God reigns!”  Jonathan and his armor bearer becomes the spark God needs.

 

Jonathan declares, “Let us go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few!” And after a succession of amazing events that you must read for yourself, the chapter ends by saying: “God granted a great victory to Israel that day.”

 

You also face an impossible situation.  America is not just falling apart, she is disintegrating.  However, before you start praying you need an inner work.   America is a nation born out of an impossible situation and she can be saved by an impossible miracle.

 

Jonathan felt that he existed to bring victory.  God need not look any further. That is how you must approach revival intercession.

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The home prayer gathering must undergo a revolution. No more cookies and coffee get-togethers where people hang out more than they pray.  We gather to rage against the evil of our time. We war in prayer expecting supernatural upheavals in our culture.  We are strictly there to meet God and receive power.

 

Why do I believe this will work?  I believe it because it always has worked and since Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever it will always work.

If you think that what he does with giant alligators is amazing.

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If you think that what he does with giant alligators is amazing you should see what he does to giant devils from behind the pulpit.

Not far from the scene where Trayvon Martin was killed, God is using Pastor Richard Summerlin to grow a multiracial miracle in a converted airplane hangar.

Richard was a bounty hunter who went after dangerous felons and then became an expert alligator hunter until he decided to become a pastor.  Some say that these are the right skills for pastoring.

God has graced Richard with a wisdom and leadership mantle way beyond his young age.  There is no doubt that his preaching and miracle ministry will be an explosive encounter for leaders and all believers.

This Thursday November 14th will be the first time that Richard has ever preached on the West Coast:  I have asked Richard Summerlin to come all the way from Florida because I believe he is building the next generation of revival congregations in America.  I have seen with my own eyes what God has done at New Way in Palm Coast.  Thousands have been swept into the Kingdom of God.

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Richard preaching on the West Coast is not the only first.  He will be preaching at the very first R.I.O.T. Conference sponsored by Mario Murillo Ministries.  R.I.O.T. is an acronym for REVIVAL IN OUR TIME.  R.I.O.T. will become an annual event to promote a moral awakening in America.

Richard will be preaching the opening night of R.I.O.T. this Thursday night November 14th at 7PM.   He will also do a second session Friday November 15th at Noon.

R.I.O.T. is for every any pastor, evangelist, leader or concerned believer who is contending for a moral awakening in the United States.  If you have a burning desire for revival you will not find a more deliberate attempt to understand and release revival anywhere.  The very atmosphere of the RIOT itself will burn out doubt fear and confusion about revival.  Join us this Thursday night for a when revival history will made in Martinez.

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Student asked to remove her cross may leave Sonoma State University

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Student asked to remove her cross may leave SSU

Sonoma State University student Audrey Jarvis wears a cross necklace much like the one she was asked to remove while working at a school event in June. Jarvis said a supervisor asked her to remove the necklace while representing the school. SSU officials on Monday personally apologized to her.

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Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

Last Modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 9:40 a.m.

The Sonoma State student who was asked by a supervisor to remove her cross to avoid offending non-Christians says she’s not sure she will ever return to the school, but she said the university seems to be taking the matter seriously.

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“The university is doing everything right and if I do decide to attend somewhere else, it would not be for lack of effort on the university’s part,” Audrey Jarvis said Monday after she and her attorney, Hiram Sasser, met with university officials.

University spokeswoman Susan Kashack said she hoped Jarvis returns to school in the fall, but in the wake of the incident, the student says she is considering her options for her junior year.

“I have some things to figure out; I’m taking a little time for myself,” she said. “I am not really sure where my future will take me, but hopefully within the next few weeks, I will be able to make some decisions and we’ll take it from there.”

Jarvis, 19, an event planner for the student government, known as Associated Students, was working at a student orientation event last month when a supervisor approached her to ask her to remove or hide a large cross necklace, saying it might be offensive or off-putting to students looking to attend the school or join the organization.

Jarvis, upset by the request, left the orientation early. After talking with lawyers from the Texas-based Liberty Institute, she filed a complaint with the university. The story hit Fox News late last month and was picked up by news organizations as far away as the U.K.

President Ruben Armiñana and others at the university quickly apologized for the incident, saying it was a misguided but well-intentioned mistake by the supervisor.

Neither Jarvis nor the university have named the person responsible for asking her to remove the cross. Jarvis said she didn’t want to “drag anyone’s name through the mud” and the university has said it is a “personnel matter,” which they treat as confidential.

Associated Students Executive Director Erik Dickson was out of the office this week and could not be reached for comment.

Monday’s meeting, which was closed to the press, was intended for the university to pass on its apology directly to Jarvis and to explain how the matter will be handled administratively.

Jarvis had asked for a “religious accommodation,” essentially a religiously based exception to any policy the university might have about wearing jewelry or other clothing. But since the university does not have any such policy, spokeswoman Kashack said, there is nothing from which to exempt her.

“There is nothing on this campus that anyone could wear or say that would be not OK,” she said.

Student ordered to remove cross necklace at California college right next to Santa Rosa.

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  • An official at Sonoma State University ordered a student working at a freshman orientation fair to remove or hide a cross necklace on two separate occasions. The unnamed official feared that other students could be offended by the two-inch-long symbol of Christianity.

The first of the two incidents occurred at the public school in Northern California’s wine country on June 27, reports Fox News. The official, an orientation supervisor, warned Sonoma State student Audrey Jarvis that “the chancellor” enforced a policy against wearing religious items.

“The chancellor” is presumably Timothy P. White, the chancellor of the entire 23-school California State University system.

According to Hiram Sasser, an attorney representing Jarvis, the supervisor advised the practicing Catholic “that she could not wear her cross necklace because it might offend others, it might make incoming students feel unwelcome.”

Jarvis, 19, said she was floored by the explanation.

“I was offended because I believe as a Christian woman it is my prerogative to display my faith any way I like so long as it is not harming anyone else,” she told Fox News. “I was very hurt and felt as if the university’s mission statement — which includes tolerance and inclusivity to all — was violated.”

On a second occasion, the supervisor ordered Jarvis to conceal the cross under her shirt or get rid of it. That’s when the liberal arts major decided to bail early on the orientation job.

Sasser, the director of litigation at the conservative- and Christian-oriented Liberty Institute, calls the supervisor’s actions “obvious religious discrimination” and is seeking an apology.

The attorney added that the law is pretty settled in this area. “State employees may wear crosses while they are performing their duties as long as the wearing does not interfere with the employees’ duties or harm the employer’s business interests,” Sasser counseled.

Management at Sonoma State, a school known mostly as a laidback hippie haven with a nice library, is apologizing repeatedly and without reservation.

“Someone who works here was concerned that the cross might be off-putting to students who are coming to campus for the first time,” confirmed university spokeswoman Susan Kashack. She added that the supervisor’s behavior was “completely wrong.”

“It was absolutely an inappropriate action for him to make that request of her,” Kashack added, according to Fox News.

“It’s possible that political correctness got out of hand.”

Sonoma State President Ruben Arminana is in on the groveling as well.

“The president was very upset about it and asked me to contact Miss Jarvis and give a profuse apology,” Kashack said.

Kashack noted that school officials have communicated with the unidentified employee who ordered Jarvis to remove the cross necklace. However, she refused to disclose what was said or if he faces any sort of consequences.

A National Youth Revival is coming.

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There is a fresh openness to the Gospel about to break on America.  It will not come through the usual channels.  The case for this prediction is strong so please take a moment to read this, not just to be encouraged, but to be prepared.

During my entire ministry, I have studied the Word of God.  Even though I believe in prophetic words it has been my habit to absorb as much as I possibly could directly from the Bible.

It is from this body of evidence that I will make give you my considered opinion that the last great revival on earth will be a youth revival.  That is correct, the fuse for global awakening is the young.

The last two verse of the Old Testament is teeming with meaning: Malachi 4:  5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. 6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

There are three quotes in that verse that have great meaning to you right now.

1. “I will send”:  It will come from God Himself. This means that nothing can prevent its arrival. Times of refreshing from the throne of God make their way to Earth without regard to human planning and often at the most unexpected time and in a most unexpected way.

John 1:6 says, “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.”  John the Baptist baffled experts.  He was a phenomenon that violated every religious opinion of his time.  So is it today that God will give the order and the raging of men will not alter the course of this event.

2. “He will turn the hearts”:   1 Kings 18: 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You are the Lord God, and that You have turned their hearts back to You again.”

3. Lest:  Even though this is a threat it is the most powerful part of the promise.  It reminds us that it is wrong to assume judgment or as Jonah did, secretly desire judgment. Joel 2:13 tells us, “So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. 14 Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him—A grain offering and a drink offering For the Lord your God?

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Now here are my reasons for believing we are at the brink of a youth harvest in America:

1. I believe that God provoked Satan to overplay his hand thereby getting youth sick of excess.  Immoral activist, aging baby boomers are beginning to look disgusting and tedious to youth.  Ambivalence toward Abortion, socialism, Europe and atheism and even feminism is driving them investigate Christ.

2. It is such a bad time that it is a good time. Since revival is sent to avert disaster it means that it will occur just before disaster.  The times that seem to make revival look impossible are very the times in which they appear.

Why do I think that disaster will be averted?  Lost in all of the dizzying changes to marriage, drugs, healthcare, is the fact that the majority of Americans still believe in Christ.  Even though there is widespread lukewarm faith, there is a living taproot.  Radical voices have hijacked the microphone but they do not represent reality.  America is way more spiritually flammable that experts know and the fire of heaven will spread fast.

Three things we need to do right now:

1.  Men become fathers!  Spiritual fathers will usher in the next revival.  Hitler sensed a vacuum in the youth of Germany devastated by the First World War.  He knew that a father figure could own the heart of the youth.  If you open your heart you will also open your schedule and your home to an orphaned generation.

2. Make your prayer for revival sincere and knowledgeable.   Much of our prayer is bouncing off the walls because it is not coming from a heart that is convinced or aware of what they are asking for. When true prayer appears it is not only effective it is contagious.

8.  We must build barns.  Proverbs 10:5 “He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.”

John 4:35 “Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

No longer can church be a monument to a bygone era or a marketing center for mass superficiality.  Our buildings must be retooled, they must become youth oriented upper rooms where God turns the wreckage of young lives into trophies of His power and Grace!

These verses serve as a loving warning.  Churches must start now to make room for interruptions. Youth will arrive.  We will be ordered to go out and get them.  Don’t say it is not possible or that youth are not ready.  The stage is set, the fuse is lit I pray you are ready!