The Grace Period is over

by | Jul 11, 2019 | Christianity Today | 35 comments

The grace period is over for false and carnal preachers because there is too much at stake. It’s over, because protecting you from shame is not nearly as important as saving a nation from destruction.

The Left has declared total war on decency, and you are in God’s line of fire.

Ask yourself. Why were Ananias and Sapphira struck dead at the feet of Peter in Acts chapter 5? It was not just for what they did, it was also because of when they did it. They did it at an explosive moment for the church. Satan was going about like a roaring lion, trying to destroy the church, and God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of the Apostles. Ananias and Sapphira chose to lie to the Holy Spirit at a strategic time when the church needed to be reminded that they served a holy God.

You will either be purified or replaced.  The time when God winked at your compromise is over.  You thought God didn’t see. “And they say, “How does God know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?””  (Psalm 73:11).

Worse yet, you thought because He has delayed your discipline, He has somehow given you license to continue in your lifestyle of drunkenness and materialism.

Public confession of sin is coming.  Malachi 3:3 says, “He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.” Remember—not everyone who is disciplined by God will make the cut.

Look for tragic downfalls—you who have fattened yourselves at the expense of the sheep and left them weak and unprotected.  (see Ezekiel 34) God told you to resist the wicked winds of political change.  Instead, you hid behind a lame excuse that you didn’t want to be political.

The wicked devices of the Left that have wrecked marriage, and continue to kill the unborn, are but a few of the evils it was your duty to oppose.  Instead, you self-righteously said you were above politics.


Meanwhile, those political policies have oppressed the sheep of God. Godless laws got them fired for being Christian.  You said nothing. Political correctness got their children suspended from school. You looked the other way.   Godless laws bankrupted bakers, florists, and other Christian small businesses.  And still, you were silent.

In your silence, you are taking other people down with you.   You are damaging your audience by only saying what they want to hear. You have not led them forward; you have not removed them from danger.  Worse yet, when you finally speak out, it is misguided.

You were silent when Obama worked his destruction.  But now you oppose a President who is doing more for the sheep of God than you are.  Man of God: Tell the truth.

I was awakened out of a dead sleep, and God said, “It is time to fulfill My promise.” Then He showed me Jeremiah 3:15, “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”

Satan is not impressed with your billion-dollar empire. He mocks it.  It has no power where it matters.  R. A. Torrey said, “The Devil is perfectly willing that the church should multiply its organizations and its deftly contrived machinery for the conquest of the world for Christ, if it will only give up praying…The Devil is not afraid of machinery; he is only afraid of God. And machinery without prayer is machinery without God.”

Then God told me how He has come to despise the word, ‘Activate.’  He is rebuking the signs-and- wonders-crowd who are cheapening the gifts of the Spirit by promising instant activation of gifts and  turning God into some kind of vending machine.  God is opposed to the message that promises gifts without a relationship to the Heart of the Father.  God will only grant gifts to those who surrender to intimacy with Christ.  It is not an overnight deal—it is a grueling journey, it is the furnace of affliction, and a season of preparation.

‘Instant-ism’ is bringing the prophetic movement down.  Repent or you will soon find your movement in the museum of failed revivals.  The enterprise of doling out daily words of prophecy grieves God.  He deems it to be the same as horoscope reading.  Worst of all, it has driven the sheep away from the Bible.  All of this prophesying has failed to lead to a spiritual awakening in America. 

Consider:  “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.  But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23: 21,22)

We are on the cusp of a golden era of soul winning.  God sees the harvest is ripe.  Beware of the anger of God most when He sees the lost searching for Him.  That is when He cleans house. That is when He says, “I am going to save the lost—either let me purify you for service, or get out of My way.”

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God. (Hebrews 10:31)


  1. Susan Chapman

    Thank the Lord for holy boldness with the fiery passion of TRUTH in agreement with the Word and heart of Almighty God. May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry and awaken the church to her true identity, call and responsibility in the earth. Then people who are lost and deceived will be able to hear, receive Jesus and be saved. Awaken for the time is short. You are in my prayers.

  2. Scarlett Loy

    Amen and Amen. Thanks for speaking TRUTH!

    On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 3:56 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “The grace period is over for false and > carnal preachers because there is too much at stake. It’s over, because > protecting you from shame is not nearly as important as saving a nation > from destruction. The Left has declared total war on decency, and you” >

  3. Carolina

    Dear Mario, outstanding and relevant.
    I’ll never forget, during the height of the Prophetic movement (between 2007 & 2010) I heard a woman (I won’t reveal her name) who was very popular within the church culture of that time, for her prophetic gift. She traveled the typical high profile church circuit unleashing her prophesies and had been doing that for many years. Suddenly she came to the conclusion that there was a change coming from God. And she designed her new term saying, “Pop Corn prophesy!”…it’s gonna become a time of Pop Corn prophesies!”
    Interpretation, for the coming days & times, pop, pop, pop, instant prophesies like when a person eats pop corn at a movie theater, or in front of TV, because pop corn is delivered quick, easy, tasty and cheap. That same woman died suddenly just a few months later, I didn’t know her personally, I don’t know if she died due to God’s judgment upon her, or if she just died from bad health. What did IMPACT me was what she said and the way she said it, at the time she said it, because I knew that what she said was unrighteousness being exercised within the prophetic gift of God, and I knew it surely was not a good witness to the church itself.

  4. Mark James

    Consider: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.” (Jeremiah 23: 21,22) This says it all. My people at least the ones who are calling sincerely upon my name need to REPENT and stop talking take up our Cross and follow only Jesus Amen

  5. Sherrie Witter

    The word “Compromise” describes the church today,,,, no effort made to pray, seek His face,,,just Bless Me Clubs…..Pres. Trump tells Evangelicals they aren’t doing their jobs and He said they didn’t like hearing that…..the Compromise in the church today is pathetic…

  6. Sondra Reeves

    Thank you for this word! It confirms what I have felt in my ‘heart’ for years now, but would wonder if I was only becoming too skeptical of the prophetic. I consider myself a “mature” Christian, but have recently realized that I fooled myself into thinking I was journaling what Holy Spirit was speaking to me. It is easy to fool ourselves into believing what we want to hear. We need stable preaching grounded only on the Word of God, not adding to it, and humble intimacy with the Lord to discern a true prophet from the hype.

  7. Alan Mittan

    Amen, well said

  8. Roland Ledoux

    Reblogged this on FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and commented:
    The time is upon us! God is beyond patient, but He has a plan and His plan has a time! Church, the True Church, it is time to stay awake and watch the Hand of God at work! Be prepared!

  9. Mark Stripling

    I was sent a link to hear a popular preacher give his “prophetic word” for 2018. Literally none of it happened! And of course no one called him on it. He probably had a “prophetic word” for 2019. Another tv preacher last night was “speaking a word in season,” for that night, that moment. DO NOT MISS THIS MOMENT!! For those who would hear his prophetic voice and send him an “uncommon seed,” God was going to open a portal to heaven to pour out financial blessings on them. Their problems are fixed, their business is turned around. GO TO YOUR PHONE NOW!! A 30 minute program, and no mention of how to know Jesus as savior. This is the stuff that gets to me. How much longer will God allow this?

  10. Evang Roger Culwell

    Grace a time for us to get it right, not a cover for sin as is being preached, but a time to get us in line with what God is doing, a miss understanding of grace has caused many to slide right in to hell, when they should have been getting things right, they continue ib there sin, and grace will never cover sin, only the blood will wash away our sin’s, Holiness is coming back, and the church will be purified, he is coming back for a pure bride, and there are many lieing to the Holy Spirit right now in a time that we are about to become enlightened by the Presence and power of God, and your old life stile of lies and deciet will not stand, in the presence of a Holy God, but some are not afraid to them God don’t show up like that any more, they don’t care how many slide in to the pits of Hell, because of there comforting word’s, when a word of correction is needed, the Left has pretty much shut the Church up, with silence and tolerence, and the evil that has come in the church has put the fire out, and run the Holy Ghost off, we can do this with out God we have the intellect and knowledge we don’t need him, and we have become powerless, with out presence, with out deliverance, with out real conversion, with out real conviction, leaving a drug dependent, oppressed, depressed, suicidial, confused, prayerless, silent Church now run by evil spirits, because when the Holy Spirit was run out, evil spirit’s moved with sorcery, divination, witchcraft, mind reading, mystic third eye, claiming to be prophecy, PURE EVIL pretending to be Prophecy and the discernment is gone so the people don’t know,, because it went with the Holy Spirit, and God is saying I am taking my Church back, MY PURE CHURCH, not a compromised church, WE NEED THE WORLD OUT OF THE CHURCH, AND THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD INTO THE WORLD, Some have yanked Gods chain to long, had one tell me, he aint going to do nothing, TO GOD, now thats something, you have miss understood his grace big time, they don’t fear God any more, when even the demons believe and they fear and tremble, James 2:19, We have a deficiency of the word today, they don’t read the old testament, they only hear God is love, he excepts all he don’t punish, well you said it above Acts 5 Ananias and Sapphira that’s new testament, we have just become twisted, for as you said again it’s a fearful thing to fall in to the hands of a just God, time to get back to the basic truth about God and his word, we want a cheering section, not tested, tried or correction, God has all way’s tried by fire, except for today, and now you have what Jesus has, for doing nothing living your sinful life, funny it’s not happened that way for me, if I move up a trial and test is coming, but not so with some who preach today, TIME TO GET IT RIGHT, PREACH IT RIGHT, IT’S NOT ANY EASY WALK IF IT’S EAST TO YOU YOUR NOT DOING IT RIGHT, because God test and proves his men and women, they have to go through the fire, Gold goes through the fire seven times to get all the junk out, how much more do we need it, to get the junk out, HE TOLD ME IS COMING BACK FOR A PURE BRIDE A THE CHURCH IS NOT READY, 2 Cor 12:20-21 God correct’s us and bring’s us toward Holiness, not away from, and how can we know the truth ecept for the word and men and women preacher’s who get in to the Presence of the Living God, who hear from him, time to stop helping satan and start fighting for God, We are losing the Church and America and many, many countless soul’s will perish a long with the Church of the Living God, and the next generation, who will not know the power or presence of the Living God if we don’t do something now, Lord send the FIRE and Your precious Holy Ghost back into the church in Jeus mighty name. Be Blessed

  11. Darlene W


  12. cactusflower18

    Absolutely; Amen…..right on Bro. Mario and my Brother/Sisters who have commented truly above. not only Ananias and Sapphira but when the Apostle Paul said; ” I have dealt with that person and have turned his flesh over to satan so he can destroy “it” but that his soul might be saved.” Oh yes; and it’s gonna happen again with sin-soaked Christians. I may not have quoted this passage exactly right but you all know what I mean…..

      • cactusflower18

        Thank you! I appreciate the comment and re-reinforcement too!!!

  13. warriorruth

    This makes me rethink what I accept as from the Holy Spirit. We need the fear of God to fall on us.

    • Mark James

      Absolutely as much that is coming from these false preachers teachers and self proclaimed prophets is absolutely “ABOMINABLE” and Anti-Christ or better described as counterfeit or an INSTEAD of Christ dwelling right within mans own soul which is to be Gods Holy Place where the Most Holy Jesus is to forever dwell by through and in His Spirit until He FULLY Manifests and Comes Amen

  14. Kay

    Amen – I look forward to your messages – they give me courage to carry on in TRUTH.

  15. warriorruth

    This parable came to mind.
    The Parable of the Weeds
    24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.

    27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’

    28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.

    “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’

    29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

    • Mark James

      Yes the wheat representing Christ and our growth in Him is paramount so that the tares that are also evident in ones own soul can be “Plucked” Up and out as every plant that our Father has not planted must be as this parable indicates. When we get to maturity in Christ then and only then does the Head appear in the wheat being Christ so the tare is exposed and can be removed by the maturing message Within ones soul hearing by the voice of His Angels so they can Now take the whole of ones own soul as is the Land Promised removing all those giants in Jesus name as He appears in and WITHIN His Holy Ones Amen

  16. cactusflower18

    The “wheat and the tares;” I love that!!!

  17. kate

    for is not the heart of God….. “that none shall perish”!!!
    thank you for speaking the truth in love for this season is now at hand.

  18. josbassettsmith

    Thank you for your words Mario……so true!!!!!!
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
    Jos Bassett-Smith
    New Zealand

    Sent from Samsung tablet

  19. Debra Webster

    More than 40 years I have waited for this word. Thank you for being willing to stand prophetically in this hour. May this word stand and be fulfilled.

  20. Brett

    Jesus was a friend of sinners, not a friend of sin.

  21. Michael Druckenmiller Sr

    My thoughts on saphira and annaias is they were trying to one up other believers and retain that glory for themselves…

    I’ve seen this spirit a lot. A small sacrificial gift is brushed aside by a token gift crushing the hearts of those that give sacrificially… Though it be small…

  22. Dusty Dwyer

    Oh thank you Mario! you express what the Lord told me and I have held it in my heart! These instant people are hindering those with the real gifting God has given them and shutting them out. Thank you, thank you, for having the Holy Ghost guts to post this!

  23. Santos Garcia

    Costi Hinn & Andrew Wood wrote ‘Defining Deception’- a most enlightening read re. the false Hyper-Faith Prosperity Gospel. And yes Hinn exposes his uncle with sincere sorrow that Benny has compromised his ministry call for a very long time. ‘’

  24. Judy Pink

    The biggest AMEN ever! Thank you, Bro Mario!

  25. joseph tenorio


    Yes amen what more can I say

  26. hiswarringhandmaid

    When in prayer, the Lord gave me Esther 4:14 to speak to me about pastors.

    He used it to speak to me about the overall church and the lost to say if pastors today do not obey His voice or are quenching it, so they can no longer hear Him, that He will raise up others in their place. And all they think they are doing or all of God’s truth they are not speaking to “hold on to” and protect “their” church, position, salary or to prevent “members” from leaving is self-deception and will lead to the very thing they fear – losing it all.

    It’s not their church, and there’s nothing they can do to hold onto it if God removes them from their position for not taking care of His sheep. For harming them, lying to and deceiving them, and withholding His truth. For not loving them and for being lovers of self.

    God has been, is, and will continue to raise up others to replace every false shepherd and prophet. Every wolf in sheep’s clothing. Sons and daughters of thunder who don’t “look like” or “seem like” God would use them in the eyes of man. Oh, but praise God, He looks on the heart alone.

    • Carolina

      You said a mouthful when you wrote:”It’s not their church, and there’s nothing they can do to hold onto it…”
      THAT is a true fact!
      What about Matthew 16:18 do they not understand? Jesus THE Christ HimSelf said it concisely and clearly, “on this rock I will build ‘My’ church and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” What about “MY church” in that context alludes they’re thinking? Problem is I don’t believe that these types of preachers really care that they are stepping on God’s holy turf. Which proves they have no real fear of God. And one has to not even believe in God in order to completely lack the appropriate reverence for their Maker.
      THIS is why it is sooo important to NOT presume, assume or fume at others who say that they love Christ Jesus, Believe in Him whole heartedly and that He died for them and who try to follow Him. Whether the other person agrees with exactly what that person has said, or with what that individual’s beliefs regarding the Christian Doctrines of the Faith are, only a fool would have the temerity to step onto God Almighty’s turf (Christ’s Church) and ridicule another person’s Christ following Belief, intentionally.
      If someone doesn’t agree with some doctrines that another one believes are real, then keep it to yourself!!! If a believing person has nothing good to say to another believer, then keep quiet!
      Only a fool or just a person who has no fear of God in the first place would wrongly encroach on and touch one of God’s anointed ones.

      • hiswarringhandmaid

        “And one has to not even believe in God in order to completely lack the appropriate reverence for their Maker.” <= What you said here I've thought many times that it's highly possible that there are unsaved pastors in some pulpits because how else can they do all they do w/o fearing God and maligning His name and all they do to harm the sheep and deter the lost.

  27. Adorable Deplorable

    What at timely word! Too often I have heard “stretch out your hand toward the TV, and you will instantly be given a blessing in .” Then I would think, “What is wrong with me? Why am I not seeing the instant miracles in my life?”

    I can recall only one guest say that it took months and sometimes years of travailing, being faithful, seeking God before the miracles began to flow in his ministry. And now it’s a constant seeking to stay in the flow.




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