by | Aug 4, 2019 | Christianity Today | 20 comments

America is reeling with horror over mass shootings. And, instantly, we are flooded with opinions about why. Many who offer opinions do not want answers, they only want a platform on which to rant and rave. Facts are a stranger in our calamity.

Is someone standing behind the curtain pushing America to extremes—setting us at each other’s throats in order to destroy this nation?

Monsters have come to Main Street. It seems like our nation is in an episode of The Twilight Zone entitled Monsters are Due on Maple Street.  The intro to the episode feels eerily appropriate:

“Maple Street, U.S.A., late summer.  A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children, and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 P.M. on Maple Street…This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street in the last calm and reflective moment – before the monsters came.”

What happens next in this story parallels what is happening to us: the roar and flash of light was an alien spacecraft, as aliens are sent to take over the world. But instead of attacking, they hide and manipulate the paranoia and pre-existing hate within humans to get them to kill each other.  In our case it is not aliens, but an ancient being far more wicked and powerful. Now, back to our story.

Suddenly the power goes out and the people take to the street.  A young boy named Tommy tells them a story about aliens and how they have taken human form and live among us. Then, in the story, the aliens are living as a family that only appears to be human, but who are actually alien scouts. The power outage is meant to isolate the neighborhood.

Peter van Horn offers to go over to the next street and see if they have also lost power. While he is gone the fear and suspicion intensifies. Cars won’t start, and then suddenly they do, causing people to wonder if the owner is an alien.

A shadowy figure carrying a hammer is seen walking toward them. Tommy exclaims, “It is the monster!”  Don obtains a shotgun, claiming it may be necessary for protection, which Steve, the voice of sanity in the group quickly confiscates, claiming, “No one is going to shoot anyone.” As the figure gets closer, Charlie, the hothead, panics, grabs the shotgun, and shoots the figure, believing it to be an alien. When the crowd reaches the fallen figure, they realize it is Pete van Horn, returning from his scouting mission on the next street over, and he is now dead.

Lights begin flashing on and off in houses throughout the neighborhood; lawn mowers and car engines start and stop for no apparent reason. The mob becomes hysterical, hurling accusations, smashing windows, and taking up weapons as the situation devolves into an all-out riot.

The scene cuts to a nearby hilltop, where it is revealed that the shadow that flew overhead is, indeed, an alien spaceship. Its crew are watching the riot on Maple Street while using a device to manipulate the neighborhood’s power. They comment on how “simply fiddling with consistency” leads people to descend into paranoia and panic, and that this is a pattern that can be exploited. They also discuss their intention to use this strategy to conquer Earth, one neighborhood at a time.

Now we return back to our present situation.  No one in their right mind believes these shootings are justified. They are horrendous, cowardly, and evil. But, evil is working both sides of the street.

The Left has seized these mass shootings for political gain. instantly claimed that the El Paso shooter was a Trump supporter. What is the inference here? Trump supporters must be stopped!

Democratic Presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke faced sharp criticism for blaming Trump for mass shootings. Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tweeted this ” How many more people have to DIE violent deaths at racist hands before impeaching the president for inciting white nationalist terrorism and violence is taken as seriously as impeaching him for obstructing justice? The real national emergency is Donald J. Trump’s terrorism.”

While most in the Democrat party have distanced themselves from that remark, it is their unspoken opinion.  Those words are not meant to heal. They are meant to do what the aliens in our story are doing—to incite hatred and chaos, with a view to taking control.

The Left is not trying to defuse the situation or bring comfort. They are solely interested in using mass shootings for their political ends. What they don’t know is that they are being used by an infinitely more evil being.

A friend of mine, who is a Bible scholar with a PhD, made the following observations about what is happening on Main Street.

“The endgame for Satan is to supplant the Kingdom of God in order to establish his kingdom on the earth. Satan wants to be the god of this world.  In order to do that, he has to basically reduce the population of earth to the equivalent of a North Korea. One leader, the anti-Christ. One world government. No freedoms. No rights.

“It begins with every nation on earth being under the complete control of either a dictatorship, Communism—or its little brother, Socialism. If the government of a nation is all powerful, then the people are subjects, not citizens.

“There is only one nation that is free, founded on Christian principles, and opposes the plan of Satan.  In order to bring down that nation, Satan must first render its people powerless to resist that One World Government.”

But, millions of Americans are not fooled. They see the evil—they can even describe it.

Some see evil in the way our society is marginalizing young men, but this is no excuse to resort to these heinous crimes against innocent people.

Some see evil in the way social media controls information. Millions are angry with Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Dorsey (Twitter) because they feel these titans insult our intelligence by saying they are fair and impartial, when they are nothing more than tools in a leftist agenda.

Satan says, “Let’s turn them against each other. Let’s create anarchy and fear, to justify the next level of control.”

There is no doubt that there are monsters to be found among those on the extreme Left and the extreme Right. What we must see is that the same devil is creating them both.

That takes us to the issue of guns. The left wants take them all. It is ironic how the media describes the victims of these shootings, saying, “They were defenseless.” But the leftist media’s answer is to make us even more defenseless by disarming us all.

Again, my friend Dr. Smith, wrote:

“On April 17, 1775, British troops marched from Boston to Concord by way of Lexington. The goal was to confiscate large stores of guns and gunpowder held in Concord.  When word of this reached a group of Americans living there, they said, “I don’t think so!” And the revolution soon followed.

“Since America is the only thing that stands in the way of darkness covering the entire globe, the way to bring America down, is to disarm its citizens. Then, so the Left believes, the government would be the only entity with guns. But in truth, the government and criminals would have all the guns. That is why the Left hates the Second Amendment. They are, for the most part, unaware that they are pawns in Satan’s game.  Satan has blinded their eyes and caused them to believe the lie that guns are the cause of all the murders, suicides, and mass shootings.  The real problem is not guns, but evil.”

My friend, the only way America will survive, and the only way we will ever stop these mass shootings, is by a moral awakening—a moral awakening that removes the blame from each other, and places it where it rightfully belongs—on all the villains who are helping create monsters, and by resisting their god, Satan.

8 Being sober in your spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, Who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be the authority and rule, forever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:8-11)


  1. Roger Culwell

    Amen it’s all the big plan of the enemy, its just one side is more for satan than the other, right now, but are gaining fast, We need a move of God Badly, I dozed a little bit ago, and saw these words” Send Worker’s For The Field, For They Are White And Ready For Harvest” I knew to start praying it, I can only tell what I hear from, the Lord, its up to the people whether they have an ear to hear, I don’t make up things or try to figure them out, I speak of what I hear from the Lord, and America needs to wake up, before we do awake and have no freedom, of speech or anything else, we will become slaves if we don’t become the Warriors, God said we were, right now we can do it in pray, and voting, but later there will only be one thing left or surrender, I think we better PRAY like never before, 2Chor. 7:14 we have played patty cake prayers long enough, now lets swing our sword. the word fervently. Be Blessed

  2. Patricia Hawf

    The Spirit of lawlessness is at large in the land. One of the consequences of continual disobedience to the Lord our God is found in Deut.28:28 ” The Lord will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart” Sounds like everyday goings on…light is dark,evil is good,murder is passed into law(60 million plus babies) Only one answer, hearts turning to Christ
    Praying for you and your team in the frontline…there are those who “got your six” ??

  3. Darlene W

    Truth,Mario! Thank you.

  4. Chris Torre

    Jesus said that the end times will be as in the days of Noah. The Hebrew number for the name Noah is 20, or 2. 2 means a split, oppositeness, polar opposites in battle. It is Satan’s plan to cause as much division as possible.

    • Carolina

      Mario, what a revealing and imaginative way to address the insanity that’s occurring due to satan’s wrath.
      Yes Chris Torre, “As the days of Noah were , so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah boarded the ark.⛵️
      They didn’t know until the flood came and swept them all away.?
      So this is the way the coming of The Son of Man will be…therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming,? he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into.? This is why you also must be ready because The Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”? (Matthew 24: 37-44)
      People get ready!?

      • Bobbie

        Carolina: AMEN SISTER*, all my friends are talking about the INSANITY and for them to BLAMING Trump for “slouching into Gomorrah” for, you can see how FAST we have gone into the abyss of satanism and unfortunately the church has been a tool in the hand of satan in that regards and if people can’t see that, GOD HAVE GREAT MERCY ON THEIR SOULS. You can catalog the Decades of satanism our school with their communist agenda and brainwashing and dumbing down wasn’t while Trump was in Office been seeing that since late 50’s-60’s.
        We are all having a front row seat to you are either for God or for satan, NO MIDDLE GROUND, NEVER HAS BEEN NEVER WILL BE.
        Mario, you want to call them Monsters, they are VERY EVIL satanist, “void and without God” is Einsteins definition of evil for them to keep America like the “Truman Show: rats on a treadmill and no different than Egyptian Slaves under the egyptian taskmaster, robbing people of Hope, Place and Purpose like “Joe the Volcano” movie.
        Look at America ALL that we have and can do and our Technology and were born, blind, wretched, naked, NEEDING GOD ALMIGHTY the majority of the people have left their first love and Proverbs 9:10.
        If, when you read “Why Revival Tarries-1959 and America is Too Young to Die-1979” and what the Prophet sent by God from England to America and they didn’t heed or listen to him or David Wilkerson, Mario Murillo and ALL THOSE SENT not to mention literally killing the Prophets and going to war with-whew!
        It’s pretty bad when they’re killing the people through food, prescription drugs and vaccines and everything in Between (“Prozac” by Ann Tracy and her u-tubes; Plague by Judy Mikovits, Battle Hymn by John Scura/Dane Phillips, Seeds of Deception by Jeff Smith, Our Stolen Future, Theo Colburn, The Market of Evil, How Evil Works, Snapping of the America Mind-David Kupelian, The Planned Destruction of America-by J. Wardner).
        Satanic news and Pulpits that sold out for money, power and control.
        *Matthew 12:50; Mark 3:35; 2 Chronicles 7:14.
        P.S. If people in general (secular and non-secular) CAN’T see agenda and what’s going on and take a stand “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”! You can really see we are in a War Ephesians 6:all. Psalms 91!

    • Patsy Autry

      I believe George Soros is directly from Satan…is unbelievable what he has done with his billions…responsible for so much hate, the protest against President Trump (after innauguration), sponsoring Obama, Both Clintons, paying thousands to invade our country (illegals). He should be arrested, and executed…problem is: he has countless clubs and people working for him, drawing funds to pay for these protest out of an endless source of money…God will have to deal with him… he hates America, hates the USA and he is so evil… He looks evil in any photo…we must pray mightly that he will be dealt with.

  5. Evelyn Forehand


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  6. 4hiskingdomhere

    So, much walking in agreement with your blog and the solution. On Twitter I’m focusing on calling wickedness, wickedness. Also giving the solution, Yeshua Hamashiach.

  7. kingskid48

    So true, Pastor Mario. The left is shameless in their attacks on the President. NBC did it several times today. They are blaming Trump for wanting to have safe borders and for our laws to be respected and obeyed, saying his rhetoric caused this tragedy, and all the time, they are stirring up hatred against Trump themselves. They are vicious liars and hypocrites, stoking the fires of ungodliness, lawlessness, and hatred. How can they even look at themselves in the mirror?

  8. Desertstream

    Right… and the Chaos and Lawlessness Factor has risen to a new level. No doubt a Moral and Spiritual Awakening that we have prayed so much for is approaching.

  9. gglukens

    1 Peter 4:7
    The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

    1 Peter 4:12
    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

    1 Peter 4:19
    Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

  10. Wesley Buel

    as i read this,and recognize the wisdom of GOD here i always go back to the book of ECCL.1 nothing new under the sun, nation against nation is from the Greek word Ethnos for nation,what this word basically means infers a culture a value a society lives by,we are witnesses to a cultural war ,a battle of values ,a civil war, we are beholding the woman in travail waiting to give birth,that birth is the return of JESUS CHRIST. we are told that the righteous will by eye witness of GOD,S judgement ,i am not saying our LORD is the cause of these painful experiences because the word of the LORD states that our sins will correct us ,one way our LORD brings Judgement is removing the hedges of protection from our enemies ,from without side America ,and from within America.i am here to tell you base on the book of LEV. 26 etc the principals of GOD,S JUDGEMENT AND CORRECTION before HIS wrath is poor out.GOD is using this to get our attention and repent and come home to HIM

  11. Deloris Berry

    I would like to be able to post to facebook for many to read

    • mariomurilloministries

      Deloris, go to our Facebook page Mario Murillo Ministries and click the share button.

  12. Jim Alford

    I appreciate your words, however, I do believe that the church of this country is every bit as culpable as the world. The church has been given authority and power to oppose the forces of the devil, the world, and unrepentant mankind, yet for the most part she is consumed with the pursuit of money, materialism, and personal kingdom building (all of which are condemned by the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the Holy Spirit’s words through Paul, Peter, John, James, and Jude). Of course the Lord knew that would be the case with His latter day church, thus the warnings from the apostles as well as His own. Peter even warns in 1 Peter 4 that judgment will begin in the church, as well as his warns in
    2 Peter 2;3, which are echoed in the writings of all the other apostles-the great falling away is not only coming but its beginnings are with us.
    Too, Revelation 12 is in reference, not to the Lord Jesus’ return, but the birth of the man child, the true overcome out of the church, who will rule and reign with the Lord Jesus Christ
    (certainly there is much more on this topic).
    The church in the U S needs to wake up, quit judging the world, and judge herself; but alas, will she? The church in Babylon is being consumed by Babylon, yet the Holy Spirit of God still beckons, “Come out from among them and be separate”.

  13. Noel

    The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled…But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5-6, 8

    Thanks be to God that he is still willing to show favor to repentant, contrite hearts! The message that the blessed Son of Man declared while he walked this sinful earth is more applicable than ever.

    Jesus preached, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” The Gospel always has been and will always be the answer for the sin sick soul. Romans 1:16


    Anyone seeing a Pattern here? Each time we have one of these shootings, Tons of misinformation is being purposely fed to the masses to turn each side against the other.. Learn People.. They are playing us against each other… They swipe the shooters real info out of existence and then put out misinformation designed to weaponize us against our political opponents.. this has happened at nearly every mass shooting in the past 5 years.. Then we never hear a thing about what really happened.. it just vanishes leaving us fighting amongst ourselves….Neither Party ever provides answers….The Media can’t be Trusted…. The only thing that is 100% fact is that Gun Control gets put on the table again.. It sure appears to be a cooperative effort between the two party’s, as one pushes it and the other puts its tail between it’s legs when they know they are in the right… Satan has been Busy..

  15. cactusflower18

    So true Bro. Mario and do you or anyone remember a show called “V”? very much like now; but we win!



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