by | Mar 23, 2020 | Christianity Today | 20 comments

What if a year ago, someone had told you that overnight all the bars, nightclubs, strip joints, casinos, and porn studios would shut down? And, on top of that, over 6 million California children would be spared LGBTQ classroom indoctrination for 6 months. You would have called it the greatest moral awakening in history.

But it’s a virus, not a revival that brought about those things. It is a tragedy of worldwide proportions that is killing innocent people and heaping misery on humanity.

Unbelievably, that is not the main reason that millions of American Christians are rejecting the idea that God has anything to do with this pandemic.  The reason they reject the idea of judgment, is because along with the strip clubs, porno studios, and gambling halls, coronavirus has closed down their mega-church. Apparently, the virus makes no distinction between any of those institutions.

Is the virus the judgment of God? All I know is that God told me this was coming. On May 1, 2018, I wrote about a crisis that could empty mega-churches overnight.  I wrote, “Can this mean that lavish centers of worship can suddenly go missing? Can we afford to assume they cannot?” You can link that blog here: https://mariomurilloministries.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/worship-leaders-dressed-like-hookers-and-drunk-pastors/

 Here’s the picture of an empty mega church that appeared with that post.

Then in November of 2018, I wrote, “If the church will not rise up and speak…God will turn even nature against us to spare America.” You can read that blog here: https://mariomurilloministries.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/i-am-not-a-prophet/

Evil men brought this upon us. Scientists knew about this threat 13 years ago. Experts warned the world’s leaders that the Chinese needed to stop eating bats, and that it could transfer the coronavirus to humans and cause a worldwide infection. But, no one listened. (Keep that ‘no one listened’ part handy, because it will keep coming up).

Biden says his handling of the swine flu will show Americans he’s better than Trump. Liz Peek wrote, “Biden frequently boasts that his management of the swine flu epidemic should convince voters that he is better equipped than Trump to combat the coronavirus. That disease, which broke out in 2009, infected 60.8 million Americans, hospitalized 274,000 and killed 12,469, according to the CDC. In fact, Biden had little to do with the response to the swine flu outbreak; rather, the CDC managed the epidemic.”

Obama put no social distancing, no testing, and no travel bans in place. Worst of all, they did not use the crisis to set up a system to handle future pandemics. Evil men have brought this upon us. And evil men ran cover for Obama over that epidemic.


America asked God to get out of every aspect of our lives. The pagan American culture pushed sexual debauchery to the limit, supported the human sacrifice of 54,000,000 babies who were killed by abortion, and then arrogantly assumed nature would just go along with it.

“All those who hate Me, love death.” Prov. 8:36.

The earth was created by God. The earth draws its life from God. The earth is made up of both natural and moral protections.  Man, rebelling against God, brings about death. That is not religious guessing, it is just plain fact. We have tampered with protections we don’t even understand. We did not listen.

Many American Christians are still not listening, and neither are many preachers. There is no indication that the church at large has learned any lesson from the shutdown. We see no sign of permanent change on any major issue. Most leaders are just hankering for this crisis to pass and for things to open back up, so they can restart the engines of their empires. They don’t realize that the era of their man driven preaching-palaces is at an end.  

No soul-searching or repenting for grieving the Holy Spirit is apparent. Worst of all, there is no promise that these Liberal people-pleasing preachers will stop quenching the Holy Spirit and weakening believers.

And when someone does make a statement of repentance, it is at best, half-hearted and feeble. They suddenly start talking about repentance, soul winning, and prayer. You ask, “Mario, what could be wrong with that?” To demonstrate what is wrong with it, I want to highlight a moment in the 1950’s Quiz Show Scandal.

Charles Van Doren, of the celebrated literary and intellectual family of Van Dorens, became a national celebrity in the 1950s on the quiz show 21. After a long winning streak—and mounting evidence that he was cheating with the help of the show’s producers—he appeared before a Congressional subcommittee and confessed his wrong doing.

Corrupt politicians, trying to protect the reputation of Television, commended Charles for his confession. Then the congressman from New York, Steven Boghos Derounian said, “Mr. Van Doren, I am happy that you made the statement, but I cannot agree with most of my colleagues who commended you for telling the truth, because I don’t think an adult of your intelligence ought to be commended for, at long last, telling the truth.”

Neither should Preachers of the Gospel be commended for declaring the need for repentance, soul winning, and prayer—if they don’t also repent of years of deliberate neglect and even opposition to these vital truths. It would be different if they would say, “I have lied. I have grieved God with my need for a big ministry. I abandoned my duty, tickled the ears of my flock, and allowed immorality to spread unchecked.” Otherwise, why should we applaud them for at long last telling the truth?

Here is the list of things the Body of Christ does that must stop.

  • Preaching a seductive Gospel.
  • Obscene amounts of money being paid to Christian concert artists
  • Mass gatherings without altar calls or any intention of preaching the Gospel.
  • Waffling in media interviews about same-sex marriage and abortion.
  • Spirit-filled believers turning the Holy Gifts of God into New Age toys.
  • Drunkenness and addiction to pornography.
  • Pentecostal pastors who left the Holy Spirit behind in favor of marketing schemes from popular evangelical church-growth gurus.

We must not, and we cannot return to any of these things. They are the old wine skins from a corrupt system. They must be tossed into the dust bin of history. Wanting to go back to any of these things proves the American church has learned nothing from this crisis.

However, a glorious new work of the Holy Spirit is coming at the end of this shut down. There is a core of believers and preachers who are using this time wisely. They are on their faces, weeping their way to a fresh anointing and a pure heart that can be trusted with the that glorious work that is coming. That outpouring will only come upon those who follow Revelation 3 where Jesus said, “if anyone hears my voice and opens the door… The burning question is, “Are you listening?”

“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelations 2:29


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  1. Unprofitable servant

    I have had a strong sense that the church as a whole should be praying ps 149 in tongues that judgment would come and have been doing this for 18 months now. For the high praises of God and truly only be spoken in tongue and everything from that point in Psalm 149 has to be done in tongues or our carnal mind will be judging others and if we judge we shall be judged

    • Carolina

      Mario your words are true.???
      I was instantly reminded of this scripture and find it even more explanatory as recorded in this version of The New Living Translation.

      Matthew 7: verses 21 and following,

      “Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as ‘Lord,’ but they still won’t enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell me, ‘Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized. “Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse, because it is built on rock.

      • Carolina

        CHRIST is The Rock that this House of Salvation is built upon. We have no need of manmade buildings that say ‘they are a house of God’. Because this HOUSE is Jehovah’s House from Ancient of Days, Perfect it all its ways, where Jesus Christ is displayed, is The head of this House, and here we will be saved both from within and from without.
        All glory, honor, adoration, love, worship, focus and Sovereignty, belong to The only begotten Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, The Son of man, Jesus the Christ, The Anointed One, The Savior of the World, The Bread of Life, The Light of the World, The Great Shepherd, The Door, The Way, The Truth, The Life, The Word, The Logos, The Great Physician, King Jesus, King Yeshua, Wonderful, Holy Father, Prince of Peace, The Lamb of God, The Lion of Judah, The Root of Jessie, the I Am…
        Focus on HIM and Repent America!✟

    • R L Perrin

      Every one of us has different giftings and those gifting are different facets of God. As the body of Christ, we all relate to God in a variety of ways. Where I see and feel heaven moving in one direction someone else sees another aspect, like a marriage. The father almost always looks at the situation of the family differently than the mother. When they both come together in agreement, you have God’s heart on the matter. Thank God for Mario’s gifting and voice in this time of critical decision making. Doesn’t the Lord say He shows Himself first to His people, believers then He speaks to the unbelievers? Either way, you look at it God is speaking, first what is he saying to me and my life, then what is He saying to believers and last what is He saying to nonbelievers. Communication with God like marriage comes first before action. Oh, how we need prayer (communication) with our God to hear His heart and know what to do next.

  2. Evang. Roger Culwell

    amen well said: They were warned, and strange before I came on here he gave me Jer 18:4 to put on T. Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. we must repent and turn, not go back to the same thing, he gave me this verse, he is reshaping his church, and that means he wants the Precious Holy Spirit in charge he is trying to make us Ready, for as I keep saying he took me to heaven and gave me 2 Cor 12:20-21 and said tell them there not Ready, all this is going on in my Church, and there NOT READY, and this was before all of the denying the word, and the Ten Commandments and false teaching thats been done in the last 10 years, He is trying to make his church pure again, for Christ is the head not man, and the Holy Spirit is our teacher and guide, why do we have such panic because of the media, but the church has been taught to depend on man, and there analogical, philosophical, homiletical, ways, rather than the precious Holy Spirit, and he is the COMFORTER, man can not calm a troubled mind only Christ and the Holy Spirit can, but yet they cut me down and all who trust in the Holy Spirit because of their, reasoning that is far beyond and above the obsolete bible according to them, the word doesn’t mean what it says, they analye everything out[ like Paul was under great stress while in prison when he wrote that so he didn’t really mean this, HOGWASH, it just doesn’t make sense to your natural mind, and thats because the work of the gospel is supernatural, NOT NATURAL, and we must call on a super natural being the precious Holy Spirit, to teach us NOT MAN, if we did that then we would have no fear of sickness for we would truly know the healer, and we would not be full of fear for we would have the comforter, of course fear attacks, but we tell it to go for he has not given us a spirit of fear, but in the last days mens hearts will fail them because of fear, Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. and I believe we are being shaken for sure, we must not return back to our old ways, we must prepare the people of God, to be able to stand in his power and might, some need to make public confession for what they have done, peoples lives depend on what we teach them, and for some to be denying the word and Ten Commandment is a horrible injustice to the people and they should be called out and marked, We have been screaming let Christ and his precious Holy Spirit and fire have control of the Church again, and he is purifying his church, he is looking for his pure bride and reshaping the vessel as he gave me in Jer 18:4 this morning, WE MUST ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT AND FIRE BACK IN THE CHURCH, AND LET HIM LEAD AND GUIDE AND COMFORT AND TEACH AND PREPARE US FOR WHAT ELSE IS TO COME, NO MORE TRYING TO DO A SUPERNATURAL WORK IN THE NATURAL, BUT LET A SUPERNATURAL GOD WORK THROUGH US, WE ARE THE VESSEL, AND HE IS GOD. Be Blessed

  3. David C Furgiuele

    Do you really think it’s a virus? Look at the history of “pandemics” such as the “swine flu” from 1918 and ask the question, what happened during that time from a technological standpoint.

    Now ask the same question about today’s world, including and especially the areas most effected by the “coronavirus – COVID 19”.

    What’s the one major change in the world’s environment effected by the technological advances?

    Hint: are the pyramids burial sites or something much more useful and sinister to the ruling principalities of this world?

    God Bless!

  4. Charles Pallaghy

    Thank you. Excellent. My sentiments exactly – Charles Pallaghy, CEO creation6000.com

  5. Mark Stripling

    Mario, Monday evening at 5:20 pm, God showed me a fiery “collision” and a struggle in the heavenlies above this earth. It seemed there was a spiritual struggle of pushing and pulling like a wrestling match, and I felt a spirit of fear was attempting a takeover of the world, and something struggled against it pushing back. Maybe the church or the angel armies? I also had the thought in my mind that where a spirit of fear controls, there is no sound judgement in decision making. I wonder if you or anyone has any insight on what all this might represent, or if God has shown anyone else a similar thing.It drove me to a time of prayer. God bless, keep, and cover us all in the Blood of Christ, our Passover Lamb!

  6. ghostofdurocher

    Dear Mario: On the subject of this pandemic, no, not the pandemic of apathy that has swept the American church,but the health pandemic that is ravaging now. I heard a prophet, I believe his name is Stacey Cooke speaking on the Sid Roth show, say that Godshowed him in a dream that this corona virus was developed in a chinese lab and the reason for doing this was as a plot to overthrow Trump in the upcoming election.  He also mentioned that this pandemic would peak and start to diminish around the time of Passover….about two weeks away. I dont know about what eating bats has to do with this outbreak….more on that later…..but it is a fact that a top chinese lab that is capable of making this virus exists in the city of Wuhan China roughly 300 yards from the Wuhan live animal market where the epidemic is said to have started. Fact. It would be a very convenient “cover” by Chinese officials to make it seem this epidemic originated from that market …..as a consequence of eating bats or not…….to deflect the real blame from the lab where it may very well have been developed for sinister political purposes. Also, assuming that what Stacey Cooke said was true, what better place to start and stoke and epidemic but in a market where hundreds of people will congregate, then when the market is identified as the flash point of infection, blame the unsafe animal slaughtering practices or strange eating practices of the chinese? Either way, we are in the midst of a statewide lockdown, thanks to Governor Nuisance…err Newsomand I pray soon this lockdown will end and your tent meetings can resume, a ray of hope to Californiain a dark time for the church in general. Maybe God bless and prosper you and keep you in good health,A supporter of the ministry,Jerry

  7. lorenemasters

    Once again I am blown away at how this article and it’s timely truth resonates with my spirit. I am not sure that porn is shut down due to more people at home on their computers. This needs to be exposed! And unfortunately CAM girls are still being trafficked. God sees! The church must not stay silent. The church needs to confess it’s addiction to porn and stop supporting sex trafficking by indulging in it. There is a connection. Homosexuality and abortion also stem from the sin of sexual immortality.

  8. Donna Leal

    God bless you Mario for allowing the Lord to speak through you. Everything you have posted is a confirmation to what the Lord has spoken to me. I pray daily for you and the work God has you doing. Donna in California

  9. Natasha Avila

    Hi Jerry, I mean no disrespect to your comment, but we must be careful the way we view this crisis like Mario started so well…. this crisis should be used to bring genuine repentance and an American church “clean out”. It shouldn’t really matter the “How” the Virus got here – wether by “lab creation” or by the eating of strange raw animals. But more importantly how we meaning me, and you… each of us responding in repentance. The church is each of us…. so each of us must be “undone” before Him…. He responds to repentance, and repentance is so beautiful! It realigns our hearts and attitudes and priorities to please Him, it is a precious gift!!!!

    • lorenemasters

      Yes! God’s ways are not our ways. He is looking for a spotless bride. We are not there yet.

  10. Elizabeth Kern

    I have the book and it’s a rude awakening for the church. A must read!…My husband and I have been talking about the same stuff that Mario talks about in the book for a while now. Great book!

  11. kingskid48

    I agree with Jerry and the prophetic voices that are suspicious of the origins of this virus, and that it does matter. Because if it was man-made, then, by whom, and WHY, are extremely important questions. Some suspect democrat/globalists, in an effort to destroy our economy and Trump’s reelection. This is definitely not far-fetched. Look at all that the democrats have done to him so far. They have no problem spending millions and millions of taxpayer dollars to come up with nefarious means to bring him down. They will never get over the 2016 election. As far as the bats and strange animals, I agree that it could be a cover to deflect attention to that nearby lab. One might actually wonder if some of the animals sold there were infected with the virus, then sold as food at that market, partly as a cover, and partly to see just how fast the virus spread once it got going. The Chinese have 4.6 billion people and are not always known for their kind and gentle side. Would it really bother them to lose a few million people for an experiment such as this? Especially when they are angry with Trump over the trade/tariff thing? And none of us have to ask what the goal of the globalists would be to kill millions across the world. They have wanted to decrease population for decades. Why do we think they push abortion and homosexuality/gender confusion? On another note, Pastor Mario is right. Trump just had a virtual town hall and he is about to have his Churchill Moment. He is going to announce that we need to go back to work and open our stores and businesses once again. Not sure if he will announce it now, or wait till Passover, but he will, and he is right. Or perhaps his statement this morning was it. But if this goes on much longer, the “cure” indeed will be far worse than the disease. And, let’s face it, what’s going on right now does not make sense. Someone mentioned the basis of this virus being “fear”. That’s what Rick Joyner said this morning also. I agree with that. Fear will drive people to suicide. Trump will take criticism, but he’s no stranger to criticism and does not fear it. Praise God for our President, and thank you, Pastor Mario. As far as the churches learning a lesson from this, we will see. Some will. Those with a true heart for God and souls, and will take their eyes back off of their own agenda and dynasty that they’ve been creating.

    • Carolina

      I don’t know which one Jerry is, but you two simply must read these articles giving the origin of the disease now called COVID-19.

      The scientific findings reveal a clear picture that this virus came from infected animals by human consumption or contact with infected animals. This novel coronavirus was known to be found in ‘snake meat’ as the origin. The original case came from a Wuhan, China, seafood and exotic animal market. Where they consume snake meat kind of like Americans eat Hot Dogs from a local Hot dog vendor. China has closed down their ‘Wet Markets’ some 3000 of them, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and unsanitary conditions of the Wet Markets.
      Because the virus has cellularity relating with SARS (bat infection) and MERS (camel infection) and was found to have a homologous recombination within the spike glycoprotein, that transmitted it into what it is today. They are sure it wasn’t a constructed virus.
      The coronavirus has been around for a while now, but this hybrid COVID-19 was assessed through much study back in 2019 finding it was not a manmade constructed bacteria or infectious contagion. President Trump’s admin is dealing with this and I’ve heard ruled out human construction of a biological weapon. As do scientists and Doctors working for our best hopeful outcome.
      I understand your concerns, and all the ‘why’ questions that can evolve into conspiracy theories.
      But remember this one thing as you theorize, satan is the author of lies and his contempt for humanity at large holds no bounds. The enemy of humanity (not only Christians) is the devil, and isn’t it revealing enough that ‘snake meat’ became the killer all over again?

  12. John McDaniel

    I am a Pastor of a small home missions church in Northern Ca. I so appreciate your stand on preaching the Word, I am a word preacher, I have been ridiculed for doing so, I will not compromise the Word, it’s the truth that makes people free not compromising.

  13. Jayne Farrell

    Thank you Mario, as always. May Almighty God our Father use this time for HIS purpose and may we followers of Jesus have keen discernment and wisdom to know what we are seeing. ? in Jesus’ name.

  14. Mikael Judah

    The Lord said, “Tell the people, that according to the dominion I gave to you in the beginning, so shall you declare! For the curse is now under my control and now supernatural multiplication will begin in your life. In your agriculture. In the waters. Under the earth and for the rain, the water, your agriculture, in the soil, in the waters, under the earth, and for the rain, the waters that water the earth and that cleanses the air. Multiplication. Multiplication. Multiplication,” said the Lord.

    “Now try to understand. I am calling forth the manifest Sons of God, My manifest Sons and Daughters to come forth and take dominion and command order back into your bodies, into your natural, spiritual and mental health! We command the elements and all nature back into their natural order. We call back into the ecosystem of the Plant Kingdom, the Animal Kingdom, the Microbe Kingdom, and for them to return back to their place of balance.”

    It was at this time, I saw a vision of the Lord, holding what appeared to be a three dimensional hologram of a DNA strand. He was correcting and restoring it into its proper order and structure and purpose from the beginning. The DNA of America. Then I could also see, it was the DNA of children who have also been born with birth defects and left with horrible disabilities and unable to thrive and live and enjoy what God had made for them, and to know His love and His presence. I think, that was thrive and live and enjoy what God has made for them and to know their love and presence. He was correcting them and healing the DNA so that there would be spontaneous healing and miracles for the children and for the people. America will shine brighter and brighter as she puts on the glory of the Lord, and the Kingdom of Heaven will begin to manifest on the earth once again.

    We command the plan and purposes of God for America to be rekindled in the hearts and minds of the people of this Nation. Command the hearts and the DNA of the people and all the children to be restored to the pattern established in the beginning. We command the DNA to release the proper signals, to restore the body to its optimum health.

    Finally, He said to me, “We command the magnetic fields of the earth to return to their first appointed place and strength, given to them from the beginning, and to not abate their strength or division. Alignment, alignment, alignment, shall be established in the Elements, once again and in the foundations of the earth, great changes are coming.

    “But fear not!” says the Lord! For it is the work of My hands and My order shall be established. All My purposes shall be fulfilled. “Lift up your heads for your redemption is near and I will redeem all things,” says the Lord. “All those things the Father has given to Me, it has begun.”

    I just have to say that I have never been given a word of this nature before. It felt like I was being surrounded by a mantle of creation and science that was to bring balance and order back to God’s creation. It was in a place of wonder. It was then I heard Him say, “We are now entering a season of transformation, reclamation!”



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