While leftists are saying, “Christianity is done in America,” I say, “At the end of this lockdown, an amazing ingathering of young souls will begin.” To try to prove me wrong, the Left drags out the usual suspects—trends and statistics (including the coronavirus) — in an attempt to validate their argument.
My first response is, “Are you done? Because your arguments just fell like an egg from a tall chicken.” Not only is Christianity not finished in America, but you and all your “woke folk” have inadvertently sown the seeds for the next Christian resurgence. Your ideology has carved out a Jesus-shaped crater in the young souls of our nation.
The wreckage caused by the bankrupt values of the God-haters is everywhere. It was always there, but many didn’t have the time to see it. The Left has drained the beauty out of childhood, romance, laughter, innocence, friendship, and nature. Those who are stuck at home, now have the time to sit and think about why in the world they ever believed such inane ideas, ideas that have led to such emptiness.
Three verses from the Bible have ignited in me. They have to do with outcomes in the midst of impossible crises, such as Luke 21:12-15 where Jesus said, “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But this will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
The ‘occasion for testimony’ is upon America. We have never seen the nation shut down like this. We have never seen idols toppled in such a sudden and complete way.
While it is very good news for some in the church, it is terrible news for others. God is separating two groups in the church. He will not have carnal voices in this next testimony. He will give voice to chosen ones and grant them astounding defenses of the truth, and power to speak with devastating effectiveness.
He is chasing the hirelings out of His presence. Right now, all over the world believers are headed in vastly opposite directions. Their emotions are opposite. Their viewpoints are opposite. Their destinations are opposite. Some are headed toward a visitation of God. Others are being herded out of the way to make room for a new and glorious work of the Holy Spirit.
Flashy, fleshly preachers were repeatedly warned—but now it is too late. This virus was the deadline. How could they remain carnal and self-important in the face of this crisis? How could they still resist God even in this calamity?
Well known leaders, who at this hour bask in popularity, are totally oblivious to their impending demotion. God is about to sideline them.
On the other hand, totally unknown churches and leaders are about to rise. God will have a witness! It will be pure. It will be free of carnal agendas. It will demonstrate signs and wonders from a holy and loving innocence, and these witnesses will not take the glory.
Remember when I told you this. The coronavirus epidemic will give way to the most explosive opportunity for soul winning in our lifetime. But many believers are going to be left out—receiving in their souls the fruits of their rebellion and the rejection due them for years of resisting the dealings of the Holy Spirit.
Today church buildings lie dormant. Today we wrestle with uncertainty about how long it will last and how bad it will get. But the Holy Spirit bears witness that it will end as suddenly as it came. Many Christians and preachers will emerge with a false sense of security and have no clue as to why they have been demoted.
God has deadlines! Luke 19:41-42, “Now when Jesus approached and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, “If you had only known on this day, even you, the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.” Certain preachers in America have crossed a deadline, and now God’s next move will be hidden from their eyes.
On the other hand, there are humble servants who are grieving over America. It looks impossible, but this will turn! It looks like the door is closing, but this will turn! It seems that our enemies are too powerful and too great to ever allow a true revival, but this will turn!
Believers who will soon be revealed to be secret weapons, are waiting on God at this very moment. Broken hearts are the birthplace of the impossible. Many don’t know what’s happening to them. They can’t explain the birth pangs.
You know who you are. You are not wasting time fretting with vain imaginations. You are following hard after God. You feel strange rumblings, as deep calls unto deep. What will these Vessels of Fire and Glory look like? They will be irresistible. They will be unstoppable. These vessels will set the stereotype of what a Christian is, on its ear, in America.
What will it be like when it starts to turn and God-starved people meet God-filled people? Matthew 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”
This will turn out for you, as an occasion for testimony!
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Uzziah was marvelously helped till he was strong….for when he was strong his heart was lifted up to his destruction…leprosy even rose up in his forehead…and he was a leper the rest of his life. See 2 Chronicles 26
2 Chronicles 26:5 As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God made him to prosper. Independence is far worse than the Corona Virus.
Dear Mario, thankcyou for your pure and direct words. I am a Teen Challenge graduate taught to follow and obey the pure milk of God’s word. I have been without income for 2 months and would like to read your book but have no funds to pay. If possible let me know if a copy can be had. David Wells is my name. In your service…..praise the Lord!! Hiswork@ptd.net
The early church thrived under greater pressure than we are presently experiencing in America.
While we go to the gym and exercise our flesh, their “resistance training” involved, ” resist the devil and he shall flee from you.”
Their “cardio training” was, ” run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
They combined both into, “fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life…”
They were trained not to complain about persecution or trials but rather to “count it all joy when you fall into various trials…”
They overcame and overthrew Satan… ” by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death?
SHOULD WE EXPECT TO DO ANY LESS AND SUCCEED?
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Who are they overcoming in this context?
The scripture says, “that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray”.
Now what is so revealing is the actual word usually used for the English translation ‘overcome’. That word in Greek is Nikao meaning, to conquer, to carry off the victory, to come off victorious.
It has always impressed me that the term overcome is inadequate to explain the task at hand.
The original Greek word is much more explanatory, it tells us we must CONQUER and carry off the VICTORY. Further explanation comes from the second Lexicon definition of Nikao, where it cites this kind of VICTORY:
“of Christians, that hold fast to their faith ‘even unto death’ against the power of their foes, temptations and persecutions”.
So we (as the church) must ingress (enter) and we must aggress (approach and march forward).
Because our LORD is with us like a dread Champion ?!
The Prophet Jeremiah knew this, because he learned it the hard way.
We have the advantage of knowing this the easier way, through Christ Jesus living example and instruction.
What possible excuse do we have to not CONQUER?
That is an awesome reminder of His promises to those who overcome. Thank you, brother. !!!
Nay, in all these things we are MORE than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37
Excellent clarion call, Mario. Inspirational words.
Right on. Carolina, yes ma’am, amen.
Hear the Word of the LORD, Church. This is our time.
The house of the wicked is overthrown (Prov 14:11), we say what the LORD said. The workers of iniquity are scattered! (Ps 92-7-9), amen, Lord Jesus, so be it. Where 2 are in agreement, in His Name, we have the petition we ask. We say what He said. He does the works. To Your glory, LORD, to Your glory!
Very well said.
I think your comment is an excellent addition to Mario’s perspective, Dennis. Amen
Thank you for these post! Praying and sharing. You and all your team are loved and appreciated!
On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 1:29 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
> mariomurilloministries posted: “While leftists are saying, “Christianity > is done in America,” I say, “At the end of this lockdown, an amazing > ingathering of young souls will begin.” To try to prove me wrong, the Left > drags out the usual suspects—trends and statistics (including the cor” >
The Philadelphia Church will always conquer up to the very day she is removed from the earth to be with her Lord. But the grace of God is so great that even the Laodicean church will have within her multitudes that will come out of the Great Tribulation. It is certainly best to submit to the refining fire of God now before it is too late.
Besides those who embraced the left and popularity, there are those who teach defeatism. Just the opposite of the prosperity gospel they teach that we MUST suffer. That the believers are few and becoming fewer. That only that handful truly believe and everyone is damned. Along with them are those who teach that since the Bible does not talk of revival or a harvest therefore it is false. Thus ignoring the Great Awakenings and other works of G-D. That we are in the midst of the Great Falling Away.
Both beliefs place everything on men and do not look at G-D!
Just finished reading the book
“ Fire and Glory “
Awesome book and in agreement with Mario believing we are on the verge of a great revival !!!
Praying for an insatiable hunger and thirst for His righteousness throughout the church!!!
I believe God always uses those who have a great sense of expectancy and a strong willingness to participate in what He’s doing!!!
narrlee, Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the book. Mario
Praise God Mario. We have been praying for this for a long time.
Mario, your book is a MUST read. Thank you so much, I am half way through it and just soaking in what you are saying. I am 63 year old grandma who Jesus saved at my worst moment 12 years ago. I have such a heart now for justice and the lost. I am dumb founded at the state of this country. I first heard Kris Vallotton talk about “providence” in December 2019 and I have been so very grateful! Your book gives much needed insight and hope. We cannot do this on our own. I am so so very grateful and asking God for direction. Thank you again Mario. God’s Blessings to you and your Wife and Family!
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It’s encouraging to see that someone with a voice and a face gets it. Thanks from Yuma Arizona for your good and faithful service!
Love this article. I’m in agreement with you and will pray for you and your ministry! I’m a great grandmother (I don’t look or feel like it haha) and have been experiencing deep groaning in my spirit for America, President Trump and our land for several years now. Before Trump was elected. Been walking almost daily releasing Kingdom over the land, homes and people as I believe God is in this. Taking back the land. Anyway this burden I carry which I never asked God for is so heavy I feel something great is about to burst anytime now. Or I’m going to burst! Haha I am a strong Spirit filled believer in Jesus for over 30years now. I’m an encourager and have been filled with a lot of Joy. This is why I know God put this intense serious burden in me. Wasn’t my idea so I know this is from God. Your blogs have helped me understand what I’m feeling and seeing is truly from God. He is raising up His Army to take back what belongs to Him. Can’t wait to see what happens when the explosion hits. So glad to know I’m not crazy!!! Haha hope this makes sense Judy Henshaw. Judyhenshaw@ymail.com Sent from my iPhone
I love this blog also. I guess I’ve known almost all of my life that I would be alive to see these days. Only, these days are much crazier than we ever thought they were going to be. I’m truly hoping that the Rapture of the Church will occur before the worst of the worst, and that is what I believe, but if it isn’t, we know that He will keep His children out of it. The hatred towards Christians in America was something that i was really not prepared for, however. Not to this extent. But, I’ve been out in that world, and I can tell you, that one day WITH Christ as Savior is worth a millions days without Him. Go forward, Saints.
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I’ve been watching you and Robby on FB Live from Danville CA but I’m from Mississippi. Preach it!!!
Thanks for being steadfast and preaching The Word! I know that it is challenging much like many of the challenges that Paul suffered.
I’ll be buying your latest book. Please go ahead and write your book about your 10 years at Berkeley. Those were some tough years.
Let me know what my wife, Christine, and I can do to help your ministry in the name of Jesus!
Peace and blessings,
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Delynn! I lived in Alamo CA for 38 years! Praying for your culture shock.LOL -Mario
Absolutely true Brother Mario; I feel like a horse ready to run a race, chomping at the bit and pawing the ground like Secretariat! My blinders are on so I won’t get distracted, I am single minded and listening for the shot that will release me to RUN! I had three words given to me this year…FOCUS, RUN and JUSTICE….can’t wait to do what I was put on this earth for in His purpose, plan and destiny….whoo hoo!!! Open that door and let me GO!!!
It’s only been since this virus broke out that I saw and listen to you online. My heart is blowing up every time I hear you speak, my spirit cries out YES YES YES!!!! Some of my believing brothers and sisters get IT like you but a lot do not and the unbelieving are seething with such hate for God and His anointed. It breaks my heart! god gave me a poem /word of Knowledge on March 31st and I sensed He wanted me to post it on social media which I then recorded it and posted and only because God downloaded it to me in 15 minutes did I agree to post it knowing He gave it to me and it lines up with what you speak. It has gotten over 4200 views on FB which tells me people are resinating with your message and how believing believers hearts are crying out. I am going to get your book and CD’s and I just want to thank you and bless you in Jesus name for being a True Voice for the Lord!