by | Jan 22, 2020 | Christianity Today | 14 comments

Satan is flooding the world with evil.  Many believers are asleep—but not everyone. Some have their eyes wide open.

A lot of churchgoers yearn for soothing sermons. Meanwhile, a growing company seeks to understand authority, brokenness, and Resurrection Life. Who are these ‘others’ who have their eyes wide open?

They are too loud for most. They pray longer and deeper than what is ‘acceptable’ in respectable circles. They do their duty and suffer through meaningless concerts, seminars, and “Christian events.” But, their hearts are not in it.

Many Christians don’t want to talk about spiritual warfare because they hate confrontation.  These ‘others’ know we are at war with principalities and powers of evil.  These ‘abnormals’ are secret weapons—set apart for that perfect moment when God will unleash them on an unsuspecting world.

Professional church builders fear them because they scare away the ‘right people.’ Carnal believers despise them because they are a constant reminder of compromise.

In order to salve their conscience, those who oppose this remnant call them ‘abnormal.’  But they are not abnormal. They are very normal.  We have been subnormal for so long that normal looks abnormal.

Maybe you are one of those Jesus-followers who loves just a little too much—who wants more than everyone thinks is ‘right.’  Maybe they roll their eyes when you talk about things—awesome things you believe God can still do in this dark and evil time. Remember: to some Christians, you are a ‘fanatic.’ But, to them, the definition of a fanatic is anyone who loves Jesus more than they do…

They tell you your agitation is abnormal. They tell you to relax, but that just stokes your inner fire. They tell you, “God is in control and you don’t have to worry.” But you remember the Word of God, and it tells you to do something.  You know that God combs the earth for willing vessels who will throw off the glad rags of religion, take up the mighty weapons of God, and thrust the sword of the Spirit into the heart of the powers of darkness.

Well my ‘normal’ friend, it is time for you know what God is about to do.  It’s time for me to explain you, to you.

What will explain you, and then launch you, is this simple fact: GOD WILL NOT GIVE UP AMERICA WITHOUT A FIGHT.  He will strike with a force and fury that will leave the God-haters stunned and limp.

Satan has grossly underestimated what the Lord is willing to do to spare our nation.  You see that same overconfidence in those who follow the devil.

The concussion will also be felt within the church. Those preachers who traded their divine calling for the rewards of this world—those who flattered and dulled the saints—those who turned God’s army into a harmless social club—will be exposed.  Those who killed the natural urgency of the Body of Christ will be judged in this life, and not just in eternity.

Here’s what wrong with you, my ‘normal’ friend. You have seen the lie. You see that what lies beneath so much of today’s preaching is defeat. What they consider to be an uplifting message is in fact the white flag of surrender. It is summed up in this simple fact: THEY DO NOT BELIEVE AMERICA CAN BE SAVED.

They have resigned themselves to a new goal—a false goal—because they have lost faith in God’s goals.

Satan has sold the church fool’s gold.  Instead of taking up weapons mighty to the tearing down of strongholds, we pursue money, cheap grace, and celebrity, because of defeat and unbelief.

Faith has grown flabby.  They don’t know about the power of our weapons.  They don’t know the limitless extent of our authority.  And, it is because we don’t know our marching orders.  We don’t know what to say to this generation.

So now the stage is set for the ‘normal’ people to be used in extraordinary ways.

They will begin by challenging and defeating the lies of false government and political corruption. Peter recognized when government crossed the line.

Acts 4: 19But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to Him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

Peter also understood what to do when a government tries to ban the Gospel:

Acts 5: 28: (the Jewish high council were) saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” 29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”

The true warrior understands what is going on. They know the Left is coming after our freedom.  They know how they will force feed our children the Antichrist agenda.

What they don’t know is that you are waking up to your purpose and destiny.  God has called you out of the rank and file, the ‘sleepy heads’ who wander in and out of church. You are being groomed for special power in this hour.

The mighty God is creating people to turn the tide of wickedness.  He doesn’t care about your age or your education.  He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil, and who will die without power and purpose.  They want to be in the fight—and they want to be in the thick of it.

Isaiah 6: 8: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I!  Send me.””

You are not abnormal…you are simply becoming normal! What you were created to be!  The Holy Spirit is energizing you to take a giant leap out of dead church life.  You are about to make a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation.  You are being overtaken by an irrevocable need to be in the middle of God’s greatest act in history. This is what the normal Christian life is supposed to be. Welcome to the war!


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  1. Carolina

    Mario your words are so inspiring.?
    My husband & I just watched this documentary for the 1st time on our big screen TV. It is also so inspiring and stirring. After watching this any Believing Christian should be amazed all over again by the awesomeness of our holy Father Creator. And stirred into a brighter flame.
    As well any non-believer, given half a chance, instead of having their eyes wide shut, should open them wide to God’s glory and wonders.
    Blessings & Peace ? Hope this helps,

    • Vanya Were

      How can anybody not believe in God the creator, beautiful video

  2. Denise Loftus

    Thank you so much Mario. It is good to know I am not alone in what I think.

  3. Denise Loftus

    Thank you so much Mario. It is good to know I am not alone in what I think.

  4. Mark Hagey

    Yeah Big difference between sharpening our GAME and FIGHTING an enemy who comes to steal kill and destroy!

    Just what game are we playing in the Spirit!

    Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil!

    Big tough men play professional sports-a game Combat soldiers fight for their lives and those around them and for others to be set free!

    If the church calls its mandate a GAME it will not FIGHT!! Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  5. kingskid48

    This describes me to a T. Mediocre has never interested me. It’s gotten me into trouble in the past. I am well accustomed to being misunderstood and misjudged. For me, this is definitely, “normal”. Thank you, Pastor Mario.


    Thank you for your encouraging the body of Christ. You never stop i love it we need to hear and feel the fresh bread from the ovens of heaven daily even though its hot we need to digest quickly and hunger for more.

    Sent from my iPhone


  7. Mary

    Thank you Mario! I have often been told I am a FANATIC…to tone it down and be quiet about Jesus and spiritual warfare. Never could and Never will! I do not want to be Luke warm or cold… but on fire for Jesus!

  8. Juliet Greenidge

    Dear Pastor Mario,

    I’m not one for usually Posting a comment – but I was totally in awe of what you have written. I’ve increasingly over the years – believed that those who are at the front of our Church ie Church Leaders / Pastors /Ministers at times should be at the back of the Church as many seem not to have personally been on the “Spiritual Battlefield”. I don’t wish to sound arrogant but egotistical behaviour because you have a “Title” doesn’t warrant superiority in the Lords eyes. I’ve waited a lifetime to see the change(s) You state will be coming Pastor Mario. Long overdue. It is now time for Our Lord @ Saviour to take back – and set a new more authentic agenda. Out with Prosperity Teaching and In with Winning Souls / Old-Time Street Evangelism – Let The Saints Go Marching In! Hallelujah

  9. luvandpraisehim4ever

    Dear Pastor Mario,
    Thank-you for your book, Vessels of Fire and Glory, it is awesome!!!
    One of the best books i have ever read. A must read!

    God bless you for your wisdom you are a God send for the body of Christ!!!

    With the love of Jesus!

  10. rodcastello

    I haven’t read it yet but will when my SSI check arrives.
    I am with you about being in the trenches fighting the evil that is trying to overcome America. Longing for the Great Awakening.
    Rod Castello

  11. Glori

    Amen! don’t care if people mock or laugh at me.. This praise and worship daughter of God loves to praise Him in spirit and in truth.. For He is the only One who deserves it.. Hallelujah! Can’t wait for that glorious day when He lifts us out of here.. This world gets craaazier by the minute.. I just love to follow His word by men and women of God who also are Not embarrassed to share His truth regardless if those around refuse to believe or feel embarrassed to do so. Keep up the great job in sharing His Truth to all who are open..

  12. Michael Donohoe

    Mario, you said 17 times America could have been destroyed. 17 is a very special number to me as well as representing the 17th letter of the alphabet. WWGOWGA. I am waiting upon my divine orders, I have been well prepared and well trained. Not my will but God’s will be done. One important factor is this world is the birth place of Jesus. There is no way this world will be destroyed by evil. I too know America was createdby the hand of God. I too know that President Trump was ordained by God. I do believe that the evil President Trump will soon expose will awaken people to Jesus. Thank you for what you do.




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