BREAKING NEWS

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Breaking News

 

 

By Mario Murillo

A big lie has stopped the church in America.  To say youth do not want Christ—won’t heed an unapologetic Gospel and will shun miracles is an epic lie.  The breaking news is that God has blown that lie to smithereens.

People of all ages and backgrounds packed out halls in—of all places—California! If you could talk with them, they would shout because sickness and addiction has left their bodies.  They will tell you they will never be the same.  

Our Living Proof tour hit Redding, San Jose, Manteca, Yuba City, Clearlake, Bakersfield and Turlock.  Sit with me now and read this historic report.

Sonny and Linda Lara of Star of David Ministries led our outreach to San Jose.  A Democratic State Senator came that night.  He wanted to witness firsthand what we had advertised about Jesus and divine healing.

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A woman stands to test her healing. She said, “the word of knowledge identified every place in my body where pain made my life a living hell…especially when I heard the part about my skin and how doctors cannot understand what is happening to me, it removed all doubt.  Now, I have no pain or weakness!”  I will never forget the humble look of wonder on the Senator’s face.

When I called the youth to Christ is was effortless.  Instantly, the front is filled with youth surrendering to Christ.

Manteca California: The building is full of youth.  We were excited to partner with Ben Lucero and Isaiah Saldivar who lead the 209 Awakening.

We would see many healings this night but here is the greatest: I am compelled by God to wade into the audience.  A young man sits in total despair.  Voices tell him over and over to quit trying and just take his own life.  I say, “Satan has told you to quit.  But God is giving you a new life!”   He hit the floor under the power. When he finally got back up he had a supernatural will to live.  Glory to God!

The Holy Spirit pulled many treasures out of darkness that night.

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Yuba City: Three nights that combined The Bridge of Yuba City led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter and The Church of Glad Tidings led by David and Cheryl Bryan.

We asked Grandmaster Bill Jones to testify.  He had come to Living Proof Concord California in the Crown Plaza convention center 3 years before.    He told a heart-stopping story.  He had won 57 world championships in martial arts until one day he began to shake.  Parkinson’s disease changed his world overnight.  He shook continually shake like a rattlesnake.  On top of this, they found 4 cancerous tumors in his body.   Now, it seemed, he might even lose his life.  Even if he lived he could never pay the $75,000 debts that piled up.

The remarkable thing is that when we laid hands on him there was no outward change.  But every day he got better until miraculously Parkinson’s and cancer were gone!  Then, out of the blue he receives a $77,000 settlement! Three years later he is still completely healed.  His testimony made faith erupt like a volcano!

I fully preached the Gospel. For 3 days a wave of miracle healing hit those who were sick, addicted or bound by demonic power.  Youth shouted for joy as they laid hands on the sick and they were healed.  Night after night, the front of the building was overwhelmed with hearts wanting Christ.

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Clearlake: Teresa Stacy testified about her miracle in our meeting here 5 years ago.  She was only days away from death.  Her liver was 98% dead.  Her blood sugar was over 400.  Her heart was failing fast. She had reflex sympathetic dystrophy: severe burning pain all over her body.  Her husband Jim was not able to hug her for 14 years! She had severely injured her spine in a car accident.  The result: a telescoping spine that took away two inches of height.

The word came—she hit the floor and Jesus operated on her—and she was instantly healed.  She was even two inches taller immediately.  Every test proved she was totally healed.  Her doctor said you have a liver as pure as a child in the fetus.

Her story hit a mail man in the audience dying of pancreatic cancer.  He was not a believer.  Besides the cancer, chemotherapy tortured this man.  I picked him out of the audience. Jesus told me to say to him: “Jesus can do what chemotherapy cannot do!” He said that in that instant, the pain left and he knew he was healed by Christ.  His healing made others bold to reach out for a miracle and the Lord did not disappoint.

Once again, Living Proof broke the chains and young souls ran to Jesus.

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Turlock: We are with Ron and Jen Eivaz at Harvest Christian Center.  We choose this venue because it’s one of the biggest auditoriums in town and because a healing revival is already happening.  When the mass prayer for healing came it seemed one third of the crowd claimed they had been healed.  Again, many turn to Christ.

Bakersfield was the greatest outpouring of the tour.  Manuel and Liz Carrizales who lead Stay Focused Ministries are on the front line of the killing fields of Bakersfield.  Drive by shootings, gang related assassinations have taken over Bakersfield.  Since December 1st, 2015 there has been a gun battle almost every day.

We met with pastors for lunch.  The 6 o’clock and 11 o’clock news carried the story that we were meeting with pastors to respond to the violence in the city.  It set the stage for that night.

By 7 PM the auditorium was packed.  This is what MMM is all about!  I preached with all my might under an intense anointing.  Some say that hundreds came forward.  Only God knows the real number.  Amazingly, we did not send the converts into a prayer room.  Instead, Jesus said, “I want to baptize them in the Holy Spirit now.”

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The vast harvest raised holy hands and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance!

I tested our friendship severely by asking you to give us the money to build a mobile, supernatural ministry that could just keep invading.  God did this through you our precious partners in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

SOMETHING HAS CHANGED

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SOMETHING HAS CHANGED

By Mario Murillo

Last night in Yuba City we saw great miracles and a great harvest but something else happened…a change, a big change and it is taking place in many parts of America.

Something has changed in America—it is a massive change.  Before I tell you what it is, I must take you back to one night 600 years before Christ was born.  That was when this exact same change happened before. That was the night that Nebuchadnezzar was scared out of his wits.

No one could imagine anything that could scare Nebuchadnezzar.  He was not only the most powerful man on earth but one of the most powerful in all of history.  Yet, on this night he had a dream that terrified him so completely—he lost his power to sleep, eat and even think.

His personal panic spread to all of Babylon.  The every magician, seer and mystic was summoned.  Read the following verses and see if you can find the colossal change.

Daniel 2: 4 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.” 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap.6 However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.”

Do you see it?  Do you see the rule change?  These spiritual advisors had long enjoyed the King’s favor.  The King had enriched them for their flattering prophecies.  Now the king needed a real answer.  Fear had altered the royal landscape.

The mystics were stunned and made a revealing comment in verse 10: “The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean.”   This had never happened before.  Demanding that they tell him (the King) what he dreamed totally blew their cover and they knew it.  They were now irrelevant.  They had no real power.

Now Daniel steps into the vacuum displaying courage as great as his night in the lion’s den:  Verse 16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Daniel was moved to the front of the line.  He stood before the baffled and anxious king with great power.  A politically incorrect religion rose from the ashes.  He told the king the dream and its interpretation.

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The death of Prince the musician is a terrible tragedy.  He might be alive if there was a Daniel in his life.  Prince enjoyed vast adulation.  He had great power, wealth and honor.  None of that stopped fear from gripping him. He suffered major stage fright and used drugs to face his audiences.  When he suffered severe pain from years of dancing he combined drugs for pain and anxiety.  No one was there to interpret his nightmare.

What happened to Prince is happening to millions of Americans in different ways.  The national nightmare is so great that heroin addiction has increased 51% in just 24 months.  The anger you see

Not long ago witnessing was a hate crime.  You could talk about mysticism, Islam and even Satanism but the Gospel was hate speech.  The social justice warriors saw to it that any and every reference to the Bible and Jesus Christ would be censured as homophobic, sexist, transphobic and racist.

However, the nightmare is changing the rules again!  Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone, Tim Allen and others openly admit that they have cried out to Christ and received life and do not care who knows it or what it would do to their career.

It will soon get so real that ministers who hold back the powerful themes of the Gospel will look ridiculous.  Society is saying ENOUGH!  ENOUGH, they say, “of telling us not to pray, not to believe and not to accept the deity of Jesus.”

The masses are demanding a potent—direct, unapologetic Gospel.  Like Daniel in the Bible—just when it seemed that truth was banned the heart of the culture—an earthquake has come to open the prison doors and given a platform for anyone who will preach the truth wholeheartedly in the love and power of the Holy Spirit.

Tonight we will go to greater and unknown heights of the Glory of God!  Tonight and all three nights, Chris Burns will ignite worship and set the stage for signs and wonders.

Why you should come if you are a Christian who yearns for revival in Northern California.  The impact of these nights does not end with just healing miracles.  An army of love and light is forming from many churches in the area who are seeking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  It is our deepest wish and expectation that the power of these nights will flow out to the entire Northern California area.

It all adds up to a simple conclusion:  These are nights you do not want to miss.

Mario Christoday

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NOW READ ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TODAY

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Friday night June 12, 2015. The temperature at 7 PM is 106 degrees and we are in a tent. I thought that the scorching heat would kill out attendance. Instead, it becomes the biggest night, with the greatest harvest.

The city that leads California in so many categories of misery saw a great light.  Living Proof is just the name of an outreach until God jumps in and makes it reality.

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

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

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

The harvest in Yuba City was a resounding slap in the face to experts who say American Youth want nothing to do with Christianity.

So much power radiated the Fairgrounds that for weeks lost souls and addicts came to the grounds hoping the tent was still there.  We had to send workers there to harvest souls who were still coming.

Today we begin the next phase of the miracle in Yuba City.  Many of you know we are in the midst of a tour of California.   We said, “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.

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We have already seen historic results in San Jose and Manteca.  Today we hit Yuba City for 3 days.

Every revival has an ignition point.  In Yuba City, it is The Bridge of Yuba City, led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter, and Church of Glad Tidings, led by Dave and Cheryl Bryan.  It takes every last drop of faith to keep a church strong in the Yuba City/Marysville area. They did not get involved because it was convenient or even practical.  It was a sacrifice based on a passion for God to heal our land.  I want to thank them for their amazing act of love.

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

Tonight we will go to greater and unknown heights of the Glory of God!  Tonight and all three nights, Chris Burns will ignite worship and set the stage for signs and wonders.

Why you should come if you are a Christian who yearns for revival in Northern California.  The impact of these nights does not end with just healing miracles.  An army of love and light is forming from many churches in the area who are seeking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  It is our deepest wish and expectation that the power of these nights will flow out to the entire Northern California area.

It all adds up to a simple conclusion:  These are nights you do not want to miss.

Mario Chris

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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.”

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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!

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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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The Miracle of the Yuba

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

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

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

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

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The Miracle of the Yuba

By Mario Murillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WHEN PASTORS TRADE FLEETING GLORY FOR TRUE RICHES

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WHEN PASTORS TRADE FLEETING GLORY FOR TRUE RICHES

By Mario Murillo

“For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. The conqueror rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. And a slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting.”      -Epilogue from the movie Patton.

If only we could hire that slave to stand in the pulpits beside celebrity pastors and whisper, “The glory of a big, powerless church is fleeting. It is vanity to win first prize for fastest growing church and lose a nation in the process.”

While churches tickle the ears of the crowd, our government grinds away at freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  Talk about fleeting glory…what will you do with your mega ministry when it is banned?

The miracle in Yuba City happened because two churches, realizing the utter urgency of a moral awakening in this hour, joined forces.  That is the simple truth!

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The Bridge of Yuba City led by Jim and Kristine Carpenter and Church of Glad Tidings led by Dave and Cheryl Bryan rejected conventional wisdom and acted according to the Kingdom of God.

Have you ever heard of two churches cancelling their Sunday Morning services in order to make a public stand for Christ?  That kind of unselfish love breaks the power of Satan over a region.  However, today, it is roundly rejected as foolishness.

When Pastors Dave and Cheryl Bryan chose to do this, it was a major sacrifice. It takes every last drop of faith to keep a church strong in the Yuba City/Marysville area. They did not make this decision because it was convenient or even practical.  It was a sacrifice based on a passion for God to heal our land.

When Jim and Kristine Carpenter turned their church into an army of workers for Living Proof, there was not a thought toward gaining new members.  They wanted to take new ground for the Kingdom of God.

Let me open my heart wide on the subject of true pastors.  A true pastor pours blood, sweat and tears into a work for God.   Today an honest work for the Lord is often battered, broken and diminished.

Local government diminishes them. The community leaders tell them that schools are off limits.  They want to know your stand on gay marriage.  They hint that you will be penalized for your stand.  Suddenly use permits are hard to get and neighborhoods want you to stay away.

Then, like adding salt to a wound, it stings a true man and woman of God to see large crowds and big money pour effortlessly into religious businesses that hide the Gospel.

It breaks the heart of a true pastor to watch sheep drawn away into a spiritual country club that dumbs down believers and condones immorality.

A vessel of God can feel punished for keeping their integrity.  King David said, “Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence. For all day long I have been plagued, and chastened every morning.” Psalm 73:13, 14.

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The crowds and the signs and wonders appearing in Yuba City are Living Proof that you get true riches when you hold on to your integrity.

There is one amazing thing that is about to happen.  Pastors will soon see that by seeking to please God rather than man they will gain a massive army that is low maintenance and high impact.

One day God asked Solomon what he wanted.  Solomon asked for wisdom instead of wealth and power.  1 Kings 1:10, “The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11 Then God said to him: ‘Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. 13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. 14 So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.’”

Pastors Dave and Cheryl Bryan and Jim and Kristine Carpenter have asked for true riches, not fleeting glory.  And God is going to give them everything else besides.

Click on these links  thebridgeofyubacity.com   and  churchofgladtidings.com to know more about these wonderful churches.

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

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

By Mario Murillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Real Story of Yuba City

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THE REAL STORY OF YUBA CITY

By Mario Murillo

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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