by | Feb 10, 2020 | Christianity Today | 12 comments

Almost all prophetic words today shout one of these two headlines:   AMERICA IS PAST HOPE AND WILL BE DESTROYED! or  AMERICA IS FAVORED AND WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED!  Facebook oozes with voices claiming to be prophets or mouthpieces for God.   The internet teems with self-appointed prophets who scream to be heard, bombarding us with “prophetic words.”

Is there not a genuine word from the Lord in this hour?  What is God truly saying about America’s destruction?  All I can tell you is, I walk in the fear of the Lord and the constant remembrance that one day I will stand before God and give an account for every word I have spoken.  Yet, for all that reverential fear, my bones burn with a word for this hour.    

My Spirit can’t hold it back from declaring to those false prophets:

To declare one’s private opinion, call it prophetic, and pronounce judgment on America is to play God.  Dooms-day prophets sound a false retreat.  By making evangelism futile, they are helping put souls in hell.  They can also shatter the hopes and dreams of a young generation.

Don’t lie, and don’t make up prophecies of judgment just because you are mad at the church.  Face it!  Your righteous indignation may be nothing more than a personal grudge that your ministry was rejected by the church.

However, the great danger to America is not an abundance of prophets of doom.  It is the false prophets of grace and entitlement who are most dangerous.

In a wonderful book entitled The American Miracle written by Michael Medved, we see astounding and undeniable examples of God stepping in when America seemed beyond hope.  However, these examples are not proof that judgment won’t come.  To assume this is sheer madness.

I want to use George Washington as an example of something that desperately needs to be said to the American church.  Washington died because of medical malpractice.  Back then doctors believed in bleeding sick patients.  Washington was already weak from his sickness—by draining the blood out of a man weakened by pneumonia, the doctors made him weaker and finally killed him.  It was the worst thing they could have done.

Listen church!  Cheap grace is bleeding an already weakened church.   It helps set us up for national destruction.   From the point of view of Satan, this is the perfect theology.   Instead of a life-giving conviction and a robust will to fight—this perversion induces drowsiness and apathy.

Why do you think many of our pastors are closet alcoholics and addicted to porn?  And what kind of message can you expect a poisoned vessel to preach on Sunday morning?

Past miracles don’t guarantee future mercy.  They should awaken urgency, overpowering gratitude, humility, and profound soul searching.  Throwing ourselves off the cliff of morality to prove the power of Grace tempts God and provokes wrath.

God is trying to show us the times and what to do: 1 Chronicles 12:32 speaks “of the sons of Issachar who understood the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” The entire chapter lists the military talent of each tribe of Israel.  The gift of understanding the times was Issachar’s weapon.

I disagree with “prophets” who say America will be destroyed. I also disagree with those who say America cannot be destroyed. We are neither pardoned nor condemned.  Our fate has not yet been decided.

We are living in a moment of mercy: HOW SOON WE FORGET!  We were spared the horror of Hillary—the finishing touch of Obama’s death spiral—a permanently enslaving national debt—a Supreme Court chaining us to anti-God laws, freedom-killing environmentalism—open borders bringing perpetual Democratic control, crime, and terrorism.

Trump’s election was a miracle meant to ignite the church.  If the church fails to obey God, his time in Washington will be short, ineffective and we will end up worse off than ever. 

Trump has had missteps as President.  This does not mean he was the wrong choice.  Would we dare abandon him so soon?   He needs our prayers.  He needs our support.

Here are the precise verses for this hour:  Ezra 9:8, “And now for a little while grace has been shown from the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage. 9 For we were slaves. Yet our God did not forsake us in our bondage; but He extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to revive us, to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.”

Listen again to Ezra:

Ezra 9:13, “And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such  deliverance as this, 14 should we again break Your commandments, and join in marriage with the people committing these abominations? Would You not be angry with us until You had consumed us, so that there would be no remnant or survivor?”

Wrath comes when you do not properly respond to mercy:  2 Chronicles 32:25, “But Hezekiah did not repay according to the favor shown him, for his heart was lifted up; therefore, wrath was looming over him and over Judah and Jerusalem.”

Look again at Ezra’s words: but He extended mercy to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to revive us, to repair the house of our God, to rebuild its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.”

Trump is a temporary reprieve.  Now we must do our part.  We must act on the mercy we have been shown.  He extended mercy so that we would do three things: Revive, Repair and Rebuild. 

Revive: God commands us to seek a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  We dare not have church without it!  We dare not utter another word in the pulpit that denies it!  The word of the Lord for this hour is: cry out to God with heart of gratitude for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Here is the key promise if we do: 1 Samuel 10:6, Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.

Repair:  Both the pulpit and our moral compass are broken.  They must be repaired!  Our wiring, plumbing and foundations are damaged.  Abortion and marriage are issues we lost because our leadership was broken.  We abandoned the Bible and did not arm ourselves or the congregation with convictions.

America needs Lions who roar from a righteous heart.  Away with secret sin and lukewarm grace.  Prayer will repair.  The voice that shakes hell and frees men and women from bondage is forged only in fervent prayer.  Satan does not respect your stage presence, education or tactics.  He knows a prayerless poser.  He only retreats before men and women who have been to Gethsemane.

Rebuild: We must come home to the Glorious Gospel.  We must dismantle all the silly things we have tried to say to this generation.  Forget about rebranding!  We need to rebuild our sermons from the ground up.  Let them be replete with Bible verses.  Let them talk of the mighty God.  Fill them with content the Holy Spirit can use to reach lost souls!  The Good News must once again roll off our tongue in the office, on campus and at the mall.

The consequences of cheapening God’s mercy are too terrible to imagine.  The opportunity this miracle has opened is too wonderful to ignore. 

That is the word of the Lord for this hour!



  1. Carolina

    Mario, I cannot help but believe that what the complacent church doesn’t understand is, the bulk of DC government wants to go ahead and remove our rights to spread The Gospel of Christ, while they herald Islam’s rights to do as they please.
    Due to DC’s pagan thinking that this would resolve the on going issue (in their minds) of what they consider to be divisive rhetoric which (they believe) comes from the correct Biblical record and (they think) is an ancient out dated code of ethics, values, morals and instructions.
    Mainstream American preachers and teachers, don’t want to wade into that controversial water due to fear of reprisal, “yet” many of them cannot seem to get the bigger message…. that with
    PR-Trump they can preach what ever they want, FOR RIGHT NOW, but when Trump is gone the hedge is gone, they’ll be disabled again, and lose their ‘non profit’ status because the government will weaponize it against them them.
    Mario I know you are right because I know The Holy Spirit revealed to me way back in March of 2016, that Donald J Trump would be a “reprieve” for America and particularly for The Christian Faith.
    A reprieve means: • a temporary escape from an undesirable fate or unpleasant situation:
    What about that is so hard for complacent Christians to understand?!
    Mario, I’ve told you before that I knew the man Donald Trump professionally from back in 1989.
    So through prayer and seeking the will of Christ, I wanted to know why Mr Trump should be voted for as President. And The Lord’s message to me was very clear.

  2. Karen D Snyder

    Mario – God has given us the same heart and Word for this day! Thank you for encouraging me and your readers to press on with the high calling we have received!

  3. Willie Mendez

    Thank you these words I absolutely agree with you . From Evangelist Willie Mendez

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  4. Sandi Nye

    Amen and thank you

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  5. neallowery

    On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 1:22 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Almost all prophetic words today shout one > of these two headlines: AMERICA IS PAST HOPE AND WILL BE DESTROYED! or > AMERICA IS FAVORED AND WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED! Facebook oozes with voices > claiming to be prophets or mouthpieces for God. The internet” >

  6. David S

    Love it. Preach it. Glory to God!

  7. Aaron

    Mario you prob know this but the Trump campaign has Reno and Las Vegas heavy in its sights I’ve the next week or so.
    Vice President pence is holding an evangelicals for trump session in Las Vegas on the 21st of feb.
    Free tickets while they last?

  8. Rick Smith

    Thank you so much Mario…you are insightful and to the point. I really am worried about the socialist and satanic left that is force feeding the “Kool Aid” to our children (within voting age). Who feel entitled to ignore all we have worked so hard to achieve…and prayed for!

  9. mary moore

    Yes He is trying to wake us up and it’s scary too!! Thanks for the Ezra message!! Mind blowing !!!! Amen ??

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  10. Patricia Stuckenberg

    You bet..this is the truth.. Patricia from the California. Jesus movement.the ? lasted from 1976 to fire fire.lord..true repentance..true salvation..true baptism of the holy spirit.. EXC ellerated purity and holiness.. fear God exceedingly…

    On Tue, Feb 11, 2020, 1:20 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Almost all prophetic words today shout one > of these two headlines: AMERICA IS PAST HOPE AND WILL BE DESTROYED! or > AMERICA IS FAVORED AND WILL NEVER BE DESTROYED! Facebook oozes with voices > claiming to be prophets or mouthpieces for God. The internet” >

  11. Margaret Wilmoth

    The Lord led me to read the book of Ezra after hearing a word from the Lord. God is good all the time. All your posts I have read have been right on. This one especially. I feel sick when I hear Bible teachers that shared that President Trump should be impeached! I could hardly believe my ears. Some of these teachers, preachers are well known. I pray the Holy Spirit will correct the error of their ways. Thank you once more for sharing the truth of His Word.



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