Breaking news from Mario Murillo

by | Mar 18, 2018 | Christianity Today | 21 comments

This is very difficult for me to write.  The only reason I ever went public about my illness is it became absolutely necessary.  I don’t like health updates.  They seem so self-serving.  Of course I want prayer, but who needs gory details?

Please read the following verses so you’ll better understand  what I am about to tell you.

Philippians 2: 25 “Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need; 26 since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem; 30 because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.”

So much of what I want to tell you is packed in these verses.

My first point is found in verse 26: “since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.”

Epaphroditus was more concerned for those who were distressed by his illness than he was about his illness.  Likewise, I only want to write to reassure anyone who has been concerned about my illness.  I am deeply grateful for your prayers and your love.

So here is the latest:  I can now walk for about 3-4 minutes.  Doesn’t sound that great but believe me it is. I have a way to go, but I come a long,long way.

Now about my healing.   Verse 27 says, “For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him.”  This is the most important thing we will ever learn about divine healing:  It’s all about mercy, Paul was right to call it mercy.  It is not a coincidence that blind Bartmaeus screamed, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.”

Healing is an act of mercy no matter how much we try to make it an obligation.   When I see people yell at God and badger Him about how He has to heal them I cringe.  Even though my healing is progressive, I am overcome by God’s mercy on me.

Verse 30 helped me understand how I got injured.  I overdid it.  So did Epaphroditus.  Paul makes that very clear, and then inserts a not so subtle correction on the Philippians: “because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.”  Epaphroditus exhausted himself making up for what others neglected.  So did I.  Here’s why…

Soul winning has fallen into disfavor among some big name preachers.  That is why the field is so great and the laborers are so few.  But working myself into exhaustion to make up for that neglect, was not wise.  But there is an even greater reason I was attacked.

Satan viciously attacked my body because of Las Vegas.  I can’t let go of that fact.  What did he fear would happen while I was there?  Now here are the verses that explain what I am going to do.

Acts 14:2,3 says “But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brethren. Therefore, they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.”

The word that jumped out at me in Acts 14 is the word THEREFORE.  The devil tried to stop them, therefore they stayed.  So here is my announcement:  I am going to Las Vegas no matter what.  We will do nothing else until we are done in Las Vegas.

I brought my leaders to my house and told them, “Satan has attacked me.  He is telling me to stay away from Las Vegas.”  Then I challenged them, “What are we going to do about it?!”  They wholeheartedly agreed—Satan will not stop us from going to Las Vegas. 

Then I contacted the leaders and workers in Las Vegas and told them our plan.  I thought their disappointment would hurt our momentum.  Instead, it has boomeranged on the devil.  It has increased the size of our outreach.  Now, it will be bigger, stronger and deeper than our original plan.  This short delay will have devastating effects on the powers of darkness.

Allowing for more than reasonable time for my full recovery here is what we are doing:

On Saturday April 14th at noon, a large number of pastors and leaders will meet with me for lunch. The luncheon is at Grapevine fellowship located at 800 North Bruce Street Las Vegas Nevada 89101. Please reserve seats for you and your group by calling 775 238 3473 or go to

The tent meeting will begin on Mother’s day, Sunday May 13 and go till Friday the 18th. We are coming fully charged with the power of God.  We have boots on the ground!  Soldiers are coming to our side.  This Living Proof Tent Crusade will feature the widest range of ministries to touch human need we have ever seen.

We will open the flood gates of heaven in the abyss of human suffering in this city.  Never—and I mean never—has the fire for winning souls burned so hot within me.  Devil, you did your worst. Now, in Las Vegas, we will do our best.

To all of you who have sacrificed and given to this holy cause…rest assured, your seed will now produce an even greater harvest.   Fasten your seat belt…things are about to get amazing.










  1. Brianna


    • Jodi Sargent

      Mario, I was in Acts 14:1,2-8. Kept giving it to God in prayer 3/17/2018
      3pm E.S.T. kept rolling thru my mind, unbelieving Jews, stirred up the Gentiles, to bring division. I’m so glad it was for you. I never find out that quick! I’m an Intercessor in the body of Christ. Believing God to bring REVIVAL and to fill you with fire & Thunder 2 Samuel22 All of it!!!!!!! Believing you are on the mend! Strength will return speedily! He healed me, He’s no respector of men! Mercy is RIGHT!!!!
      Be blessed, In His Service, Sister Jodi Sargent- Michigan

    • DI

      Praise the Lord.

    • Carolina

      Hallelujah is right!!
      Perfect love casts OUT fear…and King Yeshua is perfectly in love with you!???

  2. Evan. Roger Culwell

    Father touch in a mighty way, for we petition the high court’s of heaven on his behalf, for this is about soul’s Father, and it is written by your stripe’s we are healed, and thou art the God who healeth thee, and we stand on your word, and declare your healing, and command the enemy to back off, we must be on the same page for the last several message’s you put up the same thing I was going to, and this morning I was thinking over a message in my head, about the very verses you mentioned, about Epap. being sick because of other’s lack of doing what they were suppose to do. same Spirit and our spirit’s are baring witness, don’t happen with me these day’s to much. Be Blessed praying for your healing

  3. Debra

    We set our face like flint! Mercy fall like rain! Hoover over your people and revive us again! Thanking God with you! ?❤️?❤️? Let our praises rise like a weapon in Your hand!

  4. Juanny Torres

    PTL!! We give the lord all the glory and praises.. Mario you and your staff are covered by the blood of Jesus??

  5. Tony Rorie

    Praying for renewed strength and vigor champion! Your soul is prospering – your body come in line according to God’s word!

  6. Betsy

    Psalm 103
    I fell on ice on my knee and it swelled up and I could not walk
    I pressed into Psalm 103 Forgetting NOT HIS benefits and Proclaiming
    It Is FINISHED a finished work already done
    I said LORD I’m here alone with 80 animals that have to eat
    I NEED to be able to walk❗❗❗
    YOU meet all my needs according to YOUR Riches and Glory in CHRIST JESUS❗?❗
    It took all morning and into afternoon
    It was Christmas
    And it finally suddenly didn’t hurt anymore and I got a sweet Revelation
    I wasn’t alone on Christmas but JESUS the Ultimate Christmas Gift was with me❗?❗
    Thank YOU JESUS❗?❗
    Mario needs YOU now JESUS to do the work of an Evangelist as the workers are few JESUS Bless him with healing complete
    In JESUS HOLY & Awesome Name above all names❗?❗

  7. Phyllis Falco

    Praise the Lord , You are overcoming Satan by the word of your testimony and by the blood of the Lamb, I will continue to pray and believe for your complete healing .
    Love and shalom from Israel
    Sharona Falco

  8. John L Escalante

    Amen, committed to support through prayer!

  9. Mollie Thompson

    Praise God and such a good word. Healing is an act of Mercy. Don’t forget to set up the deliverance tent. People will surely need it.

  10. Joe Sweet

    Love you Mario. I feel your anguish. This WILL turn out for good!!!!


  11. Carolyn Bryan

    We stand with you!

  12. Carolyn Bryan

    We stand with you declaring- praying and as our Lord leads us. In His Steps Ministries Lewiston, Idaho

  13. Michael S. Osborn

    Bless you Mario. We believers in Las Vegas are praying and waiting for you and the message from the Holy Spirit. Satan is already defeated. He is just in denial.

  14. Edith

    I pray full recovery to do Gods work. Be healed in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

  15. Rose Flores

    Praying for you brother Mario for complete healing and restoration and Recovery praying for the Crusade for deliverance healings miraculous wonders and signs thousands to come to Salvation and the baptism of the Holy Spirit God bless you will be praying daily

  16. Mary Larson

    Praying God’s will…His way..and His glory in your behalf! We invite the Host of angels and command them to break down strongholds, bushwhack the enemy in Jesus mighty name! To God be all the glory, honor and praise!???

  17. Judy Haga


    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  18. Annette Galloway

    Your message is so beautiful! We know when we serve Him there is suffering. But!…we also know who sustains us. Sending “Blessings of Healing Words” to you, by His Stripes we are healed.



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