by | Feb 18, 2020 | Christianity Today | 13 comments

The Beast described in the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation isn’t after justice, equality, or the wellbeing of people. He is also called the false prophet who will absorb the power of the world and bestow it on the antichrist. California government is behaving the same way—absorbing a way of life to offer it to the God of “Wokeness.”

They have unleashed misery on the people. They have turned God fearing, hardworking, law abiding citizens into hostages in their own homes.

Gavin Newsom and his cohorts have proven they don’t want a better life for law-abiding Californians. Quite the opposite—they are hell-bent on ending something they don’t understand, in favor of something they can’t even define. They are acting as if they are part of some kind of doomsday cult.

Nothing else explains their tyrannical intrusion into every aspect of the lives of Californians. Nothing else explains their blatant suspension of the Bill of Rights in California—specifically: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the right to bear arms.

The leftists of California are today’s Pharisees. There are three ways in which they behave like the Pharisees in the New Testament.

1. They have laid aside the Word of God in favor of their traditions. Jesus told the Pharisees they were guilty of “laying aside the commandment of God,” telling them, “you hold the tradition of men.” (Mark 7:8).

The leftists in Sacramento have done this not only to the Bible, but to the Constitution of the United States. Their treatise of tyranny is called “California values.” These values, which they want to be the blueprint for the other 49 states, overrule freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to dissent. 

Here are the very words of the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

California has denied those who defy their politics or religious views the right to assemble. They dare to call it a ‘safety precaution.’ California social media instantly bans voices they deem contrary to “California values.”

One California Congressman named Evan Low even said to the Christian churches of California, “The church must evolve.” And if you dare to disagree with their agenda, they feel they have the right to disband your organization.

2. They won’t lift a finger.

How perfectly Ricky Gervais exposed Hollywood Pharisees when he said, “People who live in obscene luxury and entitlement have no business scolding everyday hard working people.”

Jesus said, “(The Pharisees) bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men.” (Matthew 23:4-5)

3. They are hypocrites: They decry global warming, but fly everywhere in private jets, leaving a huge carbon footprint. They want to take away your guns, but their private security is armed to the teeth. They want you to sacrifice, but they will live as they please.

Silicon Valley is a bastion of income inequality. Their hypocrisy knows no limit. They say all the right things—with that familiar smug, distant look on their faces—and yet, they condemn Wall Street for all the things they themselves do.

Google, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are all hypocrites. Apple bills itself as a champion of human rights but uses sweatshops in China. Google says, “Don’t be evil,” but censors anyone who has opposing views.  Facebook and Twitter shadow-ban Christians and Conservatives, even as they are touting ‘freedom of expression’ and the beauty of ‘sharing ideas.’

Here is the new sacrament of Sacramento:

Thou shalt have drag queens read to your children in public libraries. Thou shalt let boys into your little girl’s restroom at school. Thou shalt be taught about sexual positions and self-gratification in the classroom. Thou wilt not farm the land because we must use the water to save a 4 inch fish. Thou shalt not cut the underbrush even if it causes massive wildfires. Thou shalt welcome the thousands of felons and sexual predators we release into your neighborhood and let them double your crime rate. Thou shalt not have healthcare, yet thou shalt be taxed to pay for the healthcare of those who came here illegally. Thou shalt help pay for free needles for drug addicts, and free contraceptives and abortions through your taxes. Thou shalt be homeless while non-citizens are housed and veterans sleep under bridges. Thou shalt call MS-13 gangsters ‘children of God,’ as Mother Nancy hast said. Thou shalt not turn over to the police illegals who have murdered Americans—even if they murder thine own child.

Finally, there is the vast human tragedy unfolding in the Central Valley of California. A PBS report said, “In the suburbs of East Contra Costa County, the poverty rate has grown by more than 70 percent in the past decade.”  That doesn’t begin to tell the story of every way in which California has failed millions living in the cities on Highway 99.

Stress and despair drives an alcohol and drug epidemic. Highway 99 is the most dangerous highway in America for DUI.  The gangs are expanding and oppress the people. Farmers watch land turn into dust bowls while trillions of gallons of fresh water are pouring into the Bay. Despair is everywhere.

I rebuke this devil—this heresy of “California values.” We are taking our tent and a message of signs, wonders and miracles into the mouth of this dragon. There is a special vengeance resting upon me because I know that the good people who live along Highway 99 deserve better. Yes, I will take it out on the devil for the lies he has told California. I nurse a fond wish, not only for massive revival, but for an awakening that rises to action and votes these criminals out of office!



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    • Sandy

      Amen. It is so hard to watch a great nation such as we once were in religious strength going downhill as the spirit of antichrist takes over our schools, politics and constitution. I am so thankful for men like Mario who is paving the way for truth to wake up this nation. And now, Lord, behold their threatening; and grant unto they servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by thy holy child Jesus. Prayers for you Mario and other’s carrying the real gospel message to our nation. I Declare that we are a Christian Nation!

    • Nora

      Beautiful prayer! May God’s spirit fill his Revival tent with hope that only Jesus can give and that these people in need can come and meet Jesus and make him their Lord. I will pray for each rival that will take place. God is going to do marvelous things like never before! Thank you so much for you commentary/blog you have on this site an inspiration to my life, a closer walk with Jesus and Closer bond with God. Praise God for all his abundant love his has!

  2. Carolina

    Mario what a priceless statement you’ve made here…”they are hell-bent on ending something they don’t understand, in favor of something they can’t even define”.
    These people also use an undercover tag line word they consider so relevant to their agenda, they say “reimagining”, in other words they want to reinterpret and rethink California citizens way of life for them using their ideas of how CA citizens should live. Constitution or not, American rights and privileges or not, these individuals want to reinterpret, in their own way and ideas, the Constitutional rights of California citizens. Instead of benefitting their constituents they have made CA a 3rd world country state within America.
    It cannot be that with this debauchery so in public eyesight view, that CA citizens would vote to retain these people in office?? I believe CA resident citizens are smarter than that.

  3. GLK

    The vast majority that throw verbal fire and brimstone toward totalitarian, leftist, progressive politicians, educators, and business leaders do so in anonymity. Usually behind the safety of keyboards and when we do speak openly more often than not it is to like-minded people. Worse than that is the plain fact that lawmakers didn’t just waltz into their positions of destruction. They were voted-in sometimes by the very people that are now complaining! Ironically, Ricky Gervais is an atheist. Does it take an atheist to publicly call out amoral hypocrisy these days while so-called Christians hide? Whining on message boards and to your sewing circle affirms your cowardice. If there are demons at the gate it’s because we allow them entrance. Period. So if you truly desire a return to a value based polite society realize it will never happen until we stop pointing fingers outward and point them inward at the real problem.

  4. Rick Smith

    Amen and again Amen! God is in control and His divine protection for His people can not be blocked, altered or disregarded. Judgement is coming to the deep state and radical hypocrites.

  5. Catherine Cates

    We are standing with you! Praying for you and your team!

  6. SHERI

    Yes, Mario, praying for my native California and for born again, Spirit filled believers to step out across the USA and take positions of authority in government.

  7. Kevin Straight

    Amen Mario, I have been and will continue to pray for the success of the Highway 99 tour. May you with the help of the Holy Spirit bless and wake up many people and Christians along the way. I am also praying that through this year’s elections we start to remove some of these radical leftist and replace them with people who fear the Lord, and respect the constitution of this great country we live in. May God bless your efforts and reward California with a fresh life and a new vision. I praise the Lord for people like you and your ministry.

  8. marilyn

    Thank you Mario for your unwavering stand against the “wiles of the devil”; I plead the Blood of Jesus over you, and dress you in the whole armor of God as I pray for you. ???

  9. Noel

    The current beast like agenda that we are witnessing on a daily basis is but a dry run to prepare the deluded masses for the ultimate deceiver. I truly believe that the Anti-Christ is alive right now and is waiting off stage for his grand appearance. Politics can only do so much. It is the Holy Spirit that restrains all hell from visiting this nation and the world. It is the Holy Spirit that still bears witness to the risen and glorified Son of God and the only hope to be saved from this evil generation!

    Acts 2:38-47

  10. Mark Stripling

    Thanks Mario!! Satan has blinded the minds of unbelievers. They have been subjugated to the antichrist mindset of belief in lies rather than truth. Hard for me to believe American people have reached this low point of unbelief. Let God arise, His enemies be scattered!

  11. kingskid48

    I am so excited that you are going back to Chico. I will tell my friends. I know they will be there. Thank you once again, Pastor Mario, for being HIS faithful servant. My God hold you, your family, crew, and volunteers in the palm of His Hand.



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