by | Aug 11, 2018 | Christianity Today | 22 comments

For the last several years, Satan has been picking off youth raised in strong Christian families.  I remember that years ago, David Wilkerson wrote  this: “I receive many letters from parents who write of their children being blinded by the enemy.  They raised their young ones in a Christian environment but now the parents are confused and bewildered saying, “I don’t understand what happened.  They just don’t believe. Nothing I say gets through.”

Those who are paying attention know, as I recover from the attack on my hip and spine, I am writing a new blog everyday.   I have set myself to press into Christ as never before and to write what He compels.  The nearness to Him is indescribable.

Last night His voice came once more.  He revealed a miracle He will do for a core who have kept their love for the Lord steadfast.  He also showed me the crushing heartache that David Wilkerson described.

Here is your first promise: Proverbs 11:21 You can be very sure the evil man will not go unpunished forever. And you can also be very sure God will rescue the children of the godly.” God Himself will activate a rescue mission.   The seed of the righteous will be redeemed by an appointment with God.  He has set a time for power to come upon them.

Here’s what you need to know right now:

This crisis happened because of Satan.  David Wilkerson went on to say, “Paul says the god of this world has blinded these young ones.  They’ve lost faith because the enemy has shut out the light of the Gospel to them.”

You can’t waste time punishing yourself or searching for a root cause for their rebellion. The reason it happened despite your best efforts and a Christian upbringing is not a mystery.

Again, David Wilkerson said, “Therefore, it doesn’t do any good for a parent to try to look deeper for a reason behind it.  It’s all the work of Satan.  He wants to keep that child bound, confused and in sin.  The problem goes way beyond counselling, preaching or parenting strategies.  It’s going to take a miracle, plain and simple.” This letter is about that plain and simple miracle.

A plain and simple miracle:  Why do I believe this miracle will happen to your children?  The current conditions remind me of the ones that existed right before  the Jesus Movement swept California and saved the hardest cases in the youth culture.   They  had abandoned their parent’s faith too.  They went into extreme immorality and showed no sign of turning back.   Then it hit.

Divine Favor: When Jesus announced His ministry and read from Isaiah, He finished by declaring the year of God’s favor.  There is no way around it—favor is favoritism.  God’s favor falls out this way: just as you have been unfairly attacked, so shall you be highly favored.  Your child will be impacted by that favor.

Speaking of Isaiah, he said, “Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at your side.” –Isaiah 60:4

Theses promises  do not exempt you from warring in the Spirit.  Daniel saw that the date set my Jeremiah for Israel to be freed from Babylon had come.  He was not passive but set himself to enforce the prophecy with fasting and prayer.  (Click here to read my instruction on what to comes after you receive a prophetic word.  )  https://wp.me/p1vrzp-4Aw

You and God are now partners in the salvation of your child.  Here is my final quote   from David Wilkerson: “Our battle must take place in the Spirit.  After all, we’re up against a spirit from the god of this world.  It’s going to require the presence of Christ in our lives such as we’ve known it.  Only Jesus’ manifest reality will melt Satan’s bondage like wax, rendering it powerless against our loved one.”

Yes, they often get worse when you start declaring a miracle…don’t be fooled.  Remember Saul of Tarsus’ condition just before his violent conversion.  Paint a portrait of your child serving God.  Hold it in your spirit and trust in the inevitable, supernatural intervention of God

The greatest promise is Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy… Not only does that apply to a worldwide harvest of souls, but I am convinced it is our children who will be the harvesters!

The Bible says that God bottles your tears, it says, He is faithful to remember your good works.  He knows the condition of your child but He will overrule all circumstances to bring them in.


  1. Maria Holm

    Thank you for your encouraging word. I have been standing in faith for this for about 20 years

    • Michelle Lusby

      I thank God for you Mario. Thank you for this word. I believe and receive it! You and Mechelle are always in my prayers.

    • laura

      thank you Mario you are right on time my 2 oldest got fooled running with fools and got fooled i agree I will be fasting for them they are so precious and loved by our church they were raised in our loving childrens class and in youth services in choir christmas.plays

  2. Michael A Druckenmiller Sr

    I pray this is so…

    But, to do so, won’t Jehovah have to over turn and rebuke the “Love & Mercy: Repentance not required crowd”?

  3. Roger Culwell

    Amen yes he promise’s to, good word brother, time to see some more of them Jesus People going in the Hosptial’s as they did in the early 70’s when I was a teen and my grandpa was dieing and I was staying there with him, I will never forget them they even wore long white robe’s, they came and prayed for my grandpa.

  4. Pastor Kent Grimes

    Glory to God! This extends to our grandchildren in Jesus Name! Our seeds seed! Amen. Thank you dear Brother in Christ. Praying for you.

    • Pat Harkness

      Amen and great grand children!

  5. Carol Bassett

    Brother Mario, Just as you preached many years ago in your sermon called “The Lazarus Generation”, and as my personal friend and mentor in the Lord David Wilkerson preached the sermon that you quoted from which is one of my favorites, so we are at the same place that millions of believers have been for centuries before us, only on a much wider, more global scale! David Wilkerson used to also say it was only a miracle when it was utterly and profoundly impossible. I have two prodigal children who wants love Jesus with all their hearts. They were crushed when their dad and I had a painful divorce which shattered everything they believed and I had taught them. I have suffered for years with the searing hot sting of regret, feeling responsible for the death of their faith in Jesus. I know that you know what I am describing! In recent years I have been greatly encouraged By powerful promises in the word regarding each of my children. In each promise, God declares his initiative, totally apart from our efforts other than to believe him. “The shout of a King is among them.” It requires a war mode on our part, that we will not succumb to discouragement and demonic lies about our prodigal kids; but that we will believe with hearts full of praise the promises God gives us, fully expecting him to fulfill his word. I have repented of anxious thoughts, the “if only…” sadness. That is satan’s trap! Thank you for sharing this blog. Seven years ago, the Holy Spirit prompted me to launch a prayer group among all the churches in the West Palm Beach area for parents and family members of prodigals. I had a vision of a large baseball stadium in this area filled to capacity with believers desperately crying out for God‘s intervention in the lives of their loved ones. Hundreds were on their faces, it was not an organize service but a compelling season of dynamic, militant intercession. In my vision, as the position was gained by each intercessor, I saw mighty angels going in in fast beams of light from the stadium to the ones that had just been claimed. I heard the loud sounds of chains snapping. I saw that what please the father most of all was to see hundreds of small groups huddled together weeping and crying out for each other’s prodigals. It is time for me to begin that prayer ministry here and see it spread like wildfire across the nation!

    • Pearl Mahan

      I will join you in this quest!
      A soon to be saved child’s mom!!

  6. Joe calabria

    We have six children and seven grandchildren and this has been the cry of our heart Father bring them home. There are days now where I intercede for one or the other individually and it seems as that one child will do something to try and discourage me. They had no idea what I prayed for them that day. I have also been drawn to reading about revivals, particularly the Jesus people movement in this season. This blog post confirms all those things. Thank you my brother.

  7. Sheilah

    How can we know the Joel 2:28 prophecy is for our generation? This would be so hopeful.

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  9. Laude Hays

    Thank you for this word. I have been a pastor (from the Jesus movement) since 1980. My son is 48 years old and still drinking heavily, down on himself, experimenting with meth and I have been praying for him all 48 years. I am standing on the words you have spoken as I believe they are from God. Thank you for your obedience, your insights and your commitment to the prophetic ministry you have been gifted with.

    • mariomurilloministries

      Laude, I have also begun to pray for your son. The hand of God is heavy on him…I know that! God bless you, Mario

  10. kingskid48

    Boy, did this come on the right day. I claim this for my son and grandchildren. Praise God!

  11. Arleen Stuart

    Amen Mario!! We know Our adult kids will be saved/return to Jesus. I claim Acts 11:14 : “He will bring you a message through which you and your household will be saved.” Also Acts 16:31: “…believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” These are promises from God, and His promises are true. God’s promises are ‘yes’ and ‘amen’!!

  12. Judi Sampson

    Thanks Mario for this encouraging word! I’ve been praying for my daughter who suddenly stopped coming to church over a year ago. A couple of years ago you prayed for her, and she was symptom-free for several days. Your message and the other parents’ comments are extremely helpful to me today as I continue to trust Him. As I type this reply, I touch & agree with the other parents here for their prodigals in Jesus’ name!

  13. Meg

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Last night in prayer service i feltled tho pick up our prodigal jar and pray over it. Others joined with me and i am praising God and believing that every one of them is coming home. Good knows each of them by name and he is working!

  14. Cynthia Clayton

    For anyone who reads my post I ask you to pray for my beautiful daughter, Mary. She has lost her way and hasn’t spoken with us for 7 years. I pray over and over that God will heal our family. It is so comforting, and so important for others to pray for us. God Bless you all.

    • MaryAnn Wilson

      May the LORD bring Mary home! May you feel God’s comfort…Isaiah 66:13 as a Mother comforts her child so I will comfort you! In Jedus name bring Mary back to your saving GRACE!

  15. cistern63

    Hi Mario…..
    This is very ENCOURAGING for me today! My daughter is lost in active addiction to METH. This is the WORST DRUG the devil ever created.
    I appreciate the PROMISE PROVERBS 11:21



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