We are coming to Las Vegas to win the lost and heal the sick on a scale we have never known. We are going where gangs operate. We are going where addicts languish. We are going where the homeless sit in despair. This Living Proof Tent Crusade will feature the widest range of ministries we have ever assembled.
We are going in the power of God. Our mission, is to open the flood gates of heaven on the abyss of human suffering. Never—and I mean never—has the fire for winning souls burned so hot within me.
Satan knew all of this, and viciously attacked me. Many of you know what happened. After standing for 4 crusade services back to back—some lasting 3 hours—I felt a strange pain in my left leg and spine. After a long flight home it became excruciating.
This is extremely rare. I have been blessed with strength to endure brutal schedules for over 50 years. I have flown 6 million miles on American Airlines. That doesn’t the miles on many other airlines.
This became the greatest test ever. After 3 doctors, X-rays, cat scan, and an MRI they were still guessing about the source of my pain.
The amount of intercession that has gone up for me is humbling and convicting. This ordeal hardened my resolve. I told Satan, “there is no version of this where you win.” I confessed, that the same power that flows in our meetings, will overshadow me through the prayers of the saints.
While doctors theorize, God works. Every time people pray over me, the pain decreases and mobility increases. Could I have been instantaneously healed? Of course! But a healing is a healing no matter how it comes.
There is something I am looking forward to. It drives my recovery. On Saturday March 24th we will serve lunch to pastors and leaders in the Las Vegas area. It will be my honor to open my heart about the miracle I expect in April. The luncheon is free but we need your reservation to order the food. Call 775 238 3473 to reserve your place at this luncheon.
Not only this, but that night we will have a night of miracles and worship that is open to the public.
Advertisers say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. We say, what happens here will not stay here! It will not stay in Vegas or even in Nevada. Lord let revival fire sweep the land!
What are the secrets of building something great for God in these hostile times? Can we get over the evil of today to do something big? Can visionaries still come to the forefront and seize the day? Can true prophets arise, and speak the heart of God to a dying world?
If you’re looking for a cheap pep talk—a soothing shortcut—or the flattering words of the Daddy God Movement—if you think serving God is tongue talking Candyland then save us both time and ease on back into your cocoon.
But if you look at the present system of church and feel empty—if there is an inner fire that tells you “THIS IS NOT IT! THERE HAS TO BE MORE! —you have come to the right place.
Our journey begins with a sad joke. A moron wanting to cut firewood goes to a hardware store. He asks the store clerk for advice. Taken to the chain saws, the clerk says, “with a chain saw you can cut entire cords of wood in no time.” Sold.
The moron returns 3 days later angry and frustrated. “You told me I could cut cords of wood. All I got was a few lousy sticks, and this thing is way too heavy to handle.” Baffled, the clerk grabs the saw, pulls the ripcord and the saw roars to life. The moron asks, “what’s that noise?”
In the greatest moral war America has ever faced, the church is a giant unstarted chainsaw. For that war, our Christian Colleges, insist on graduating tepid troops of singing psychologists and toothy marketers.
Secret number one: Separate yourself. There is a promise in the Bible that is timeless, omnipotent, and unstoppable. It is a promise that transcends the mad railings of evil men, dark times, and limited resources. It is a promise that will prevail in any culture, and at any time. Read the promise carefully:
2 Timothy 2:20-22 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore, if anyone cleanses (separates) himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
Those words were not written to a surfer in the 1960’s, but to a young leader embarking on ministry in the midst of the Roman lash and lions.
Separate yourself from the drunken compromised preachers of today. Separate yourself from shallow faith. Separate yourself form those who need “a daily word from the Lord”—turning prophecy into a horoscope. Separate yourself from those who want to “activate gifts” without pressing in to know the heart of God. Do these things and a great work has already begun.
Secret number two: Learn practical dependency on the Holy Spirit. Satan’s best works are not done by atheists, but by misguided Christians. He prizes—above all else—his ability to get ministers to take matters into their own hands—to build by their own wits—and build the perfect disguise. The current whited sepulchers are vast empires bearing Christian labels. These are machines God never built. They are trophies of hell meant to distract the Body of Christ, and waste time and money.
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”
What do you see in those verses? They should bless and horrify. All the authority to build, direct, provide, strengthen and guide the church was vested in the Holy Spirit. We have wounded a precious friend! We have exiled the very person we needed most.
The American church thrashes about like a child in a kitty pool never guessing what she is doing wrong. She hired marketers when she could have asked the Holy Spirit. She points to false success to justify her existence. We don’t need a superman. We need supernatural men and women filled with the Holy Spirit.
You must be baptized in the Spirit and then learn to be led of the Spirit.
Secret Number Three: Trust the process. God invented planning. Therefore, the Holy Spirit will give you a plan. The trick is, you can’t take shortcuts, you won’t always see the logic, and you will get tired, and doubt the sanity of our course.
You won’t be allowed to do things that others get away with. You will be driven to prayer and the Word of God over every step you take. You are taking the road least travelled.
Do what you are told and never stop doing it. Trust the process. No matter how against the grain your guidance is do it! When you have no money but God says invest it in a vision—do it! When close associates turn on you—still do it! Trust the process. When you face a withering storm of criticism for your choice, keep going forward.
Look around. You will see people doing mighty works of God in the Earth. You will see the glaring difference between those who are fueled by the Spirit and those who are not.
Will these secrets work today? They always have and they always will.
You take the victories God gives you. My primary care physician thought I had bursitis of the hip. “I am referring you to a sports medicine doctor to get a cortisone shot and you will feel better fast.”
So I went. Something bothered the next doctor. Why wasn’t I feeling pain when he pushed on the hip joint. But went he bent the leg outward I screamed. “This feels more like a stress fracture.” That meant 6 weeks of lying immobile and then rehab. So much for our World Convention.
He takes X-rays. X-rays can’t see many stress fractures. This one didn’t. “You need a cat-scan.”
Two more days of night and day pain. My wife and assistant take me in the car with seat almost flat. Wheelchairs and crutches increase my pain. I must walk slowly with my arm on somebody.
Mechelle goes in the hospital while we wait in the car. She explains to the front desk that I cannot stand or sit. I can only lie down. The front desk manager assures her I can walk directly to the cat-scan table. However, some devil got on her. When I finally made it inside seconds away from collapsing with pain. She insisted rudely that more signatures are required.
I dove to the floor in front of everybody. Somehow, doing that speeds things up. The two nicest nurses came to my rescue. I am on the hard table gritting my teeth during the scan and finally it is over. We go home with still no relief.
Someone suggested in a Facebook comment that I repent. Believe me, lying there in the dead of night with no position that relieves the agony—you repent of everything. I even repented for my ancestors—whoever they are.
Back to the sports medicine doctor with the cat-scan results. He looks and looks and says there is no fracture. That was yesterday. Where did it go? Was it there and the prayers of so many were answered? That would not surprise me. You take the victories God gives you and build on that.
He kept telling me this is good news. I can get a cortisone shot now. So give it to me! He can’t, he doesn’t have an ultra-sound machine. I am thinking, that’s why I was sent here in the first place!
“I am referring you to a doctor who is a specialist in these things.” Code for “we don’t know what’s wrong with you.” Back to square one.
I can walk better. There are even times now where the pain subsides to a dull ache. There you have it. You take the victories God gives you. You worship Him. You thank Him.
Mechelle and I want to thank the host of people who took time to tell us they are praying. As I said before…there is no version of this where the enemy wins.
I am in a situation that is rare for me. After much prayer I knew a statement had to be made. Most of all, I am making it because it seemed good to the Holy Spirit. This is a special prayer alert to all of our family, friends and partners. Here’s what happened:
After standing for 4 crusade services back to back—some lasting 3 hours—I felt a strange, and growing tinge of pain in my left leg. After a long flight home it became excruciating. It centralized around the hip.
My doctor says it is most likely a stress fracture. That would mean 4-6 weeks of being flat on my back, followed by physical therapy. However, part of the problem still remains a mystery.
I told you this is rare because, in 50 years of preaching, I have been blessed with unusual strength in the most strenuous of schedules. I have flown 6 million miles on American Airlines—not including many other airlines.
This is when the devil tries to play with your mind. I have already missed two precious events—events that meant a lot to me and our mission. I was to be at Bethel Church in Redding and then at TBN.
Now let me make my strong confession to this crisis, I confess:
There is no version of this where the enemy wins. I am standing in the confidence that the same power that is so richly present in our meetings will now overshadow me through your prayers.
I will either spend the time learning new lessons, writing, and getting closer to my beloved Jesus. Or, I will rise and walk Jesus’ name. In either case, the devil loses big time. I have peace that I came by this condition honestly— stomping on the devil’s head.
Your prayers mean everything to me just now. I want to go so far as to ask you to pray for these specific things:
Prayer for Mechelle: Most of all, I must ask special prayer for my wife who is caring for me during this ordeal. She is working so hard to manage so many things. Please pray for strength and for protection of her health.
Healing: Not so much because I want to be out of pain but because I need to get back to the work of the Lord.
Protection of our momentum: We are on the cusp of winning untold numbers of young at risk souls. Beginning in Las Vegas, we believe, we will see a harvest not seen since the Jesus Movement of the 1970’s. Oh how the devil hates that!
Pray for my staff. They are swamped by the dizzying changes and all of the potential chaos that can come in these situations.
Finally, missing events costs us vital support but we have always trusted God as our source. I am most concerned for those around me because I know the warfare this incident has unleashed. My confession is that combined with your prayers, we will have everything we need and the work will be even stronger than ever.
Please leave word that you are praying. Your note will strengthen my wife, family and staff.
I close with these words from Paul: “But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel…Philippians 1:12
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
I had an uncle who could walk 40 miles an hour. There’s no way around it. Every time he told us how far he had to walk to school it got longer and longer until, by his late 90’s, he was telling his great grandchildren it was 40 miles. And, he made it in an hour.
The same thing happens when some aging saints and revival historians recount past revivals. Each time they tell stories of past revivals, they become more amazing, more perfect, and better than anything we see today.
They mean well, but they do inadvertent harm. Revival suddenly looks impossible. Instead of inspiring people seek an outpouring, people say, “what’s the use?”
The Bible says of Jesus, “a smoking flax He will not quench.” Those words mean something inexpressively wonderful to those who seek revival: God will fan to flame even the most unpromising, smoldering ember.
Let me put it another way: When you asked for revival from a pure motive, God said “yes.” At that moment, God took you at your word and began the process. The thing is most revivals die between the YES and the next step. Because, what comes next is an act of obedience that offends the flesh.
Bill Johnson is a prime example of this. He asked for revival, but when God said yes, Bill obeyed the next step. When many people left Bethel Church in Redding, Bill kept obeying. When the outpouring was misunderstood, Bill simply kept obeying.
Here’s a classic case of a mighty move of God aborted: Before the revival began he promised the evangelist they would move out of their church building to a neutral site if the move of God outgrew the church.
Not only did it outgrow the hall, it was rising to touch the entire region. Stunning healings verified the word. Then the pastor balked at moving the meeting…the real motive for having the meeting was to save the church from financial crisis. It was over.
Revival is simple. Notice I didn’t say easy—I said simple. Big difference. You simply keep obeying in the face of every obstacle.
Simple obedience should not be confused with self-promoted revival. Nothing is more hollow than people trying to force a meeting to be something it is not. I know it sounds strange—given that fact that I am trying to impress upon you the availability of revival—but I think it better not to call it revival, no matter how good it is gets.
Better to have people everywhere coming and being set free and empowered and not call it anything than labeling it revival to convince people something is happening.
Revival is available. God gives good gifts to His children. It’s all about what you do after He says “yes.”