by | May 5, 2020 | Christianity Today | 85 comments

If this doesn’t cause the Church of Jesus Christ to arise, nothing will. Several weeks ago, I issued a warning that has now become painfully real. I predicted that the Democrats on the Left would use the pandemic to permanently control the church.

On May 1, I had written: “Long after the virus is no longer a viable threat, every State under Democrat rule will keep churches closed as long as possible. And even after they allow us to open, there will be permanent irrational limitations placed on us.”

And these were my exact words on March 15: “Few things are more dangerous right now than the state drifting from justifiable health guidelines into police brutality. Only a fool doesn’t know about the growing outright hostility toward Christians in the Blue states. Their mouths are watering at the prospect of shutting down churches. They are looking for any excuse, and we must rebuke all demonic power and ask God to cause the fire of revival to fall on churches everywhere. The disruption of churches in America is from Satan. Pure and simple.”

Kansas City, MO, Mayor Quinton Lucas (D) issued the threat I warned you about:  “As Kansas City begins reopening, the local government is requiring every church who wishes to provide services to turn in, when asked, a detailed list of every person who enters their building for services, including name, phone number, and address, so city officials can use it for surveillance and tracking purposes. Failure to comply could result in up to 6 months in jail and the church being completely shut down.”

Do you honestly believe their surveillance will end after the pandemic? Do you think the data they collect will be deleted as soon as the virus is gone? Red China has nothing on Missouri.

Any pastor, who won’t risk jail rather than comply with this order, is, in my opinion, a traitor to the Constitution, his people, and his Bible. There, I said it.

The situation gets darker. Sacramento, California is the seat of this revolution to undo the rights of churches by using the virus as an excuse. They make Mayor Quinton look like a moderate when it comes to planning and executing a police state.

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) admits the pandemic was the opportunity to pull the pin out of the grenade. When he was asked if he saw the virus as a political opportunity to advance progressive policies he said: “There is opportunity for reimagining a [more] progressive era as it [relates] to capitalism,” Gov. Newsom said. “So yes, absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.”

Thus, California formed the Western States Alliance. Their prima facie purpose is to coordinate the reopening of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington. We know that this newly formed politburo will exert power long after the reopening. They will work together to force socialism and atheism on America. The U.S. Constitution is in their crosshairs.

This is California’s opportunity to accelerate their plan to weaken the local church and ultimately erase Christian influence from America.

Remember Assembly Bill 2943? Back in 2018, California tried to pass a bill that would have left a loophole open to make the Bible a “fraudulent document that could be banned,” because the Bible is opposed to “sexual orientation change.”

Now they are wounding the church by using nebulous guidelines for reopening. Get this: They keep changing the rules to keep pastors off balance and delay their public gatherings until it weakens all churches, and closes some church doors for good.

Gavin Newsom said that first he will go after capitalism and then he is saying, “wait’ll I get my hands on the church.”

The next step is to sneak in new rules for how the church will operate. Social distancing may continue indefinitely, putting an onerous burden on churches. It will be a political siege designed to force churches to cave, and decide it is not worth it to buck the system.

So what does all this mean? And what action does it demand?

First, we must admit they have declared an evil war on us. We must quit being cowards, and face the truth. They are doing evil. They want to drive the church underground. Doubt that fact, and you are part of the problem. Say it is someone else’s responsibility, and you are helping evil destroy America.

You know they are breaking Federal Law and the Constitution. Every believer must wake up and do their indisputable duty: to oppose this evil. The price of apathy at this point is incalculable. The curse you are putting on your children and grandchildren is a nameless horror.

What specific action should we take? Our action must first be to enter into Spiritual Warfare, but it cannot end there. Our battle plan is drawn from 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, “The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ…”

By the power of fervent intercession and unction in preaching, we must destroy the sophisticated argument that says the church should be oppressed by government, long after the pandemic is gone.

Then, when there is no reasonable danger of infection, pastors must reopen their churches, and if necessary, practice civil disobedience to laws that would keep their church shutdown for any reason that is demonstrably a matter of persecution and not a health issue. If enough churches do this, it will go to the Supreme Court, and the states will lose power.

Furthermore, preachers must tear up every talking point that California, and the Western Alliance demands you to preach in your pulpit. We must make it a matter of life and death to remain faithful to the Word of God.

Beyond that, we must operate our churches under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If God wants your church packed out, then forget what the state wants.

Now, listen to me as you have never listened. Jesus said, “On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” Matthew 16:18.

Do you believe that verse? The ‘gates’ referred to are not just physical gates, but plans and strategies.

Jesus will never allow the plans that hell has to destroy the Church He is building. If we want the power of this promise, we must be the Church He is building—we must build His Church, right through the gates of Sacramento, if necessary.



  1. megagenius

    “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” ACTS 20:24. Martyrdom is waiting around the corner in America.

    • Brian Charles

      The blood bought church of God that took on form In the upper room came out under persecution,from government,and religious sects,and grew under that pressure,and was forced to unite and now we the blood bought church of God have been reloading,recalibrating,as we have been set aside.I believe we will be facing the same persecution,and I believe it will produce the same results if we live for Jesus!

      Matthew 24:9 (Passion Translation)
      9 “You can expect to be persecuted, even killed; for you will be hated by all the nations because of your love for me.

      Mark 4:17b persecution ariseth for the word’s sake

      Persecution is like fertilizer for the church!

      Here we Grow!

      Pastor Brian Charles

      • Jon

        Need to take lessons from the persecuted church!

    • mSHAWn

      Stop the “Drama” !!!!!

      The true “Church” needs to wear the stripes of persecution, or it not the TRUE CHURCH! Just make sure your persecuted days are because you are the mirror image of Jesus and because you were sleep. If the church wants “Revival” “The Church” needs to Repent!!!!!!!!!!!! This brought Israel out of captivity and the only message John the Baptist taught before Jesus came on the scene. The Early “CHURCH” had more POWER AND MORE PERSECUTION, AND SOME WERE OR GAVE THEIR LIVES TO BE A MARTYR.


    • Melissa Stephenson

      Lord God,Sir, dear Father as I put my trust in You and know that all things work together for the good for the called according to Your purpose. Let the camp of the enemy be defeated & confused. I pray that it all backfires in their face. The gates of hell shall not prevail against Your Church in JESUS MIGHTY NAME. Amen.

  2. 71mpstrip@sptc.net

    Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” In mid march, the Lord showed me a fiery collision in the heavenlies. I saw a fiery, powerful struggle taking place. I asked God what I had seen, and I felt it was a collision of the church and the angel armies against an onslaught of hell against the earth and the church. Faith against fear. Satan on a rampage, knowing his time is short. I believe this is a dress rehearsal for the coming to power of the antichrist. Pray as never before, there is a war going on in the heavenlies. You and I are the targets. I have surrendered everything in my life to God’s purpose in all of this, even unto death. But I will fight, pray, and tell everyone I know about Jesus as long as I have breath.

    • Folake Israel

      God bless you! This should be the stand of every born again child of God; it certainly is mine!

    • Theresa Willoughby

      We must Pray over the forces of Darkness and intercede for this Nation. Pray that these Governor’s would be replaced by God Fearing Believers that stand for righteousness. We must come against this wickedness in the name of Jesus.

    • Nancy Viles

      God bless you and continue to lead you

  3. free73735

    Reblogged this on free73735 and commented:
    Thanks for continuing to standing Pastor Murillo!

  4. Vince

    I agree with your words of warning and thank you for revealing the schemes of the adversary.
    The power & word of God believed in our hearts and mind will supply victory against these
    methods trying to limit His reign on earth.
    Thank you & God bless you

  5. Noel

    I remember when I would get the Voice of the Martyrs magazine and a giant world map would be attached and all the countries that were suffering persecution. Now America can be included as a country suffering persecution on a large scale from its own governing officials and fellow citizens. The Church is being rendered non-essential and in the eyes of the current Babylon culture, Christians are a menace and a cancer. May we individually repent and collectively stand in the gap for the entire American Church as Daniel, Ezra, and Nehemiah did for their people and may God empower us with Holy Ghost Fire to fight in the Spirit and at the ballot box. THROW THE SCOUNDRELS OUT IN NOVEMBER!!!!!!! We the People, are the GOVERNMENT!!!!!!! Please read the Declaration of Independence again and be awed by the awesome privilege we have to be living in the United States of America and to have the form of Government we have. These reprobate vessels of darkness are attempting to shred the U.S. Constitution and State Constitutions in one fell swoop during a National Crisis.

    I thank God for this blog and other holy vessels of God who have the Word of God in this late hour, but nothing replaces personal intimacy with the Lord to gain the strength needed to overcome and stand victorious over every evil onslaught.

  6. Michael Okulski

    Did anyone expect the enemy to stop acting like the enemy? Is anyone surprised? Time to get to work. We have been absent way to long. After we repent for our absence, we must address this in the Courts of Heaven and at the Federal level as it is illegal in both realms. Anyone have Bill Barrs number on speed dial? And of course we must “resist” this tyranny and watch the devil flee! Time to loose the Fire of God from Heaven to rain justice, judgement, restoration, and restitution. Praise Yah!

    • Shelley


  7. MaryAnn Maiava

    My thought is who says we have to meet in the physical? The church is also spiritual no?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • mariomurilloministries

      The Bible says we should physically meet together. Hebrews 10:25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. More importantly, if we sheepishly give up our rights when we should take a stand, they will go after other rights. Soon they will ban us on the internet like China does. We must push back now.

      • Brenda Hughes

        I’ve already had 2 posts on facebook deleted for “false information”, and thought, “And so it begins.”

      • Aaron

        Thank you Mario!!!

      • Rita

        Always, our strength is in the LORD meeting with us as we assemble together and seek His face, praise and worship, share the Table of the LORD, etc. But these “rules” to protect ourselves make fools of us in the biblical sense – fearing man and disease as though there were no God.

      • Fern Si

        Then let the church doors close and let the True Church of the Lord…the One who the gates of hell cannot prevail against come forth!

        The vanity of spiritual leadership is that they believe that the church rises or falls by their hand, when it is evident that the faith in which we believe today has survived the failure of men, religion, church apostasy, hedonism and every other ism which satan has unleashed. It is the Spirit, and the Spirit alone who has blown, breathed and broadcasted His love, His grace and His mercy into the hearts of men through all these 1000’s of years.

    • Rhonda McIntosh

      I know someone who says the same thing as you about not needing the formal building to worship. He says he worships God all the time not just at church. He was doing well in his walk with the Lord when he was in a local fellowship but since he stopped attending he has fallen away from his former commitment to God. He is only one of many I know that this has happened to. The church and the people in it are vital for fellowship with like minded people and also accountability. Also we do not live only for ourselves but through taking part in the many outreaches the church offers.

      • jmac432

        I completely agree Mom, we need the community of church. The best thing for me in church is the multitude worshipping God bringing his presence into ours. Everyday I thank Jesus for saving me from my life of sin and I desire to be connected to the church, the pastor, and the people within.

  8. Marlene Wood

    Thank you. I lived in California until 1-1/2 years ago, now live in Hendersonville TN, but CA weighs heavily on my heart. Recently heard Mario Murillo and connected on my phone with same. I’m pràying for CA. Thank you for sending this out today. I’m not well and cannot return to CA at this time, but I can intercede for them. I will do that. I have many Christian friends and family members residing there. I decree that in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ the evil plans of the devil will not come to pass. We hold our brothers and sisters in Christ will begin to arise and get these people out of office and replace them with God fearing men and women who will do the Father’s will. We love you Father and believe you are not done with California yet. Amen.

    On Tue, May 5, 2020, 10:46 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “If this doesn’t cause the Church of Jesus > Christ to arise, nothing will. Several weeks ago, I issued a warning that > has now become painfully real. I predicted that the Democrats on the Left > would use the pandemic to permanently control the church. On M” >

    • Fern Si

      we attack the homosexuals, as if they were the problem, not acknowledging the growth of their culture is a fruit of the Church’s apostasy and men’s desire to build empires instead of Gods kingdom. It is very evident, that we have dropped the ball our fore fathers gave us and we point fingers when we should see the “walls in ruin” and prostrate ourselves, weep before the porch and altar…repent and cry out for mercy.

  9. watcher5775

    Thank you for continuing to sound the alarm. You are truly a Watchman on the wall.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 must be adhered to now more than ever. We must seek our Covenant-Keeping God on His conditions. Humbling – “IF my people will HUMBLE themselves . . . ” This will consist of humbling before GOD, before OTHERS, and before SELF. PRAYING “And Pray by absolute faith in the certainty of God keeping His promise, travailing before God in earnest prayer EVER DECLARING BEFORE HIM HIS COVENANT PROMISE, until we hear from Heaven. Turning – “And turn from their wicked ways . . ” Before there can be rededication, there must be renunciation. To have “clean hands and a pure hearts” there must be “a turning away” from anything that would contaminate spiritual lives. ‘Rev. Owen Murphy’

  10. emmasdreams

    Mario, I started watching you with Robby Dawkins, and I am so glad I “met” you! I started getting your blog right away, and the first one I read was, I believe, “The 5 Things You Must Do During the Shutdown”. I have followed them all and knew I was loving this time, not living in fear or boredom. Well–I was never in fear, but very disturbed at what was happening. So after some time with this, I had to write a long post on Facebook yesterday, talking about what I was not doing (vegging out in front of a television) and what I was thriving on. My joy is over the top, my relationship with Jesus has continued to thrive as well. And yesterday I prayed for two people in the usually empty halls of the building where I live. One was l leaving work because he was in pain. I just saw him, and he thanked me because he is still pain-free. But most of all, I see no reason to change what I am doing after we are allowed to resume some of the things we have been used to. Thank you for your heart, for your speaking truth, and the encouragement–real encouragement–you give.

    Laurie Goodson

    Thank you for your heart, for the truth, and for speaking

    On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 11:43 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “If this doesn’t cause the Church of Jesus > Christ to arise, nothing will. Several weeks ago, I issued a warning that > has now become painfully real. I predicted that the Democrats on the Left > would use the pandemic to permanently control the church. On M” >

  11. Robin Molison

    If you have not warned all your “churches” to recind their 501c3 status, then you have not warned them at all.
    Faith based entities already have tax exempt status through the 508c1a.
    The 501c3 status is a luciferian contract, and any church that had it has sold it’s power to the government.
    Repent, recind, or take what you signed up for.
    Choose you this day whom YOU will serve, and if you do not recind, you are NOT a martyr. Ignorance of the legal deception is not bliss.

  12. Wesley Buel

    Psalm 2:1-4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
    Psalm 2
    1 Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?

    2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,

    3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.

    4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].

    • Robert Notestine

      Psalm 2. Perfect.

      • Barbara Avery

        I met Mario Murillo in Ventura CA at Horizon Foursquare Churh. He gave me a mantra which I have to use more often
        “I anticipate the inevitable supernatural intervention of God I expect a miracle!”
        God bless you and please get this word out to believers nationwide. I will do as much as I can here in WI

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  14. Terri Chadwick

    On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 11:37 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “If this doesn’t cause the Church of Jesus > Christ to arise, nothing will. Several weeks ago, I issued a warning that > has now become painfully real. I predicted that the Democrats on the Left > would use the pandemic to permanently control the church. On M” >

  15. Edward Dunn

    I wonder if this persecution is exactly what a lukewarm church needs. If they stop the freedom of assembly in a church building, why not shift going from house to house instead? I would never willingly invite persecution like this, but reformation of structure is critical to any revival and deep repentance necessary as the violence of “heaven on earth” continues. We live in exciting times.

  16. Greg Dean

    not just churches but Jewish intuitions as well. Look at the attack on Jews by the mayor of NYC.

  17. Terry Somerville

    Hi Murillo

    Check this out   Criminal penalties for depriving persons of their rights under color of law.


    Terry Somerville


    * Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

    *TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242 *

    */Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death./ *

    • mariomurilloministries

      We stand by their original words which they walked back to a suggestion. The threat of shutdown and jail was real.

      • Gregory Allen

        Whether it was a suggestion or a direct threat is immaterial. Years ago I was involved in ISO where I was taught how to “improve” manufacturing techniques. It starts off as a suggestion:”It would be good…”. Then it moves to be involved in the company’s internals. Finally it uses threats through exclusion. Over the years I have noticed this consistent format being used. Consider the steps: Even the Roman Empire did this.

    • Annette Hughes

      Mr Barr stated he would not allow these Gov’s to violate the churches constitutional rights. And if they are ONLY doing this to Christian churches but not Mosques then it is also a violation of equal protection under the law. Mr Barr needs to step in NOW. And we need to pray continually for God’s to protect his churches.

  18. Robert

    Right on !!!! Right on !!!! Right on!!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  19. Laurie Weant

    WOW…Thank You Lord for a voice ( Mario M.) upon the Earth that is sounding the alarm and warning The Body of Christ. “WAKE UP, WAKE UP; THE ENEMY IS ON THE PROWL.” God is Mighty and all powerful yet He wants His children to rise up and call upon Him; in Jesus’ Name is power, healing and Salvation. We still must be doing the work of His Kingdom while being aware of the dangers the Enemy seeks to instill in the unsaved world. The rulers of darkness and spiritual hosts of wickedness are seeking whom they may consume while The Church at large is sleeping and those voices that are proclaiming that God is still on the throne yet they are sitting back in fear. I am ready to receive marching orders from God to stand and fight; using the FULL ARMOR OF GOD. Find your position in The Body of Christ outside the walls (or virtual)of the carnal congregations that have lulled Believers to sleep; ask God where and what you should be doing in this hour and then when He responds do it. We have watchmen like Mario, we need intercessors and those of honor and valor (in God’s Kingdom) to rise and not fall for the coming of a Great Harvest is waiting in the balance. I see how God has placed Donald Trump strategically as a wrecking ball to the world but also as a buffer for God to extend His mercy and grace; to allot more time to unfold His plans and purposes upon the Earth; to save the lost and increase His Kingdom.
    The Body of Christ will never look the way it did before and if it attempts to you must flee for the enemy has deceived many and will not relent. God’s people that have not fallen under this deception will be useful weapons in the Hands of God as He declares His rule and reign upon the Earth in a Great Awakening that has never been experienced before. The World wants us to say “We are all in this together” but this reality is a lie. The Body of Christ MUST UNITE in ONE ACCORD to partake in the fullness God is releasing upon The Church!! READ YOUR WORD, PRAY IN JESUS NAME, SEEK FOR KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM THROUGH HOLY SPIRIT…AMEN!!!

    • E2S-E2H

      Amen, sister.

  20. Paul Blanchard

    Greetings from Colorado. I read this with concern. You have the order from the mayor of Kansas City in quotation marks. Can you please provide a source for that? Thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone

  21. CenturyLink Customer

    Gooooo Mario. Tells the truth.

  22. parrillaturi

    God is not through with America yet. He will however, pour His Wrath on those who would attempt to come against his beloved church. They think they are winning, but, their day is fast approaching. They are plotting, but nothing will be hidden from God. I pray for their salvation, but those who refuse, are forever doomed. We must pray, and trust in His word. The church will prevail, and no weapon formed against us shall prosper. Stand your ground, and be strong and courageous. These pundits have now challenged, a force the likes they have never faced, GOD. Boy, are they in for a rude awakening. As I sated, I pray for their salvation, but will not feel sorry for what awaits them. Blessings.

  23. teresajane1

    His name is Quinton LUCAS and he did change the order on May 4th to “recommend” rather than require and “houses of worship” rather than churches and “houses of worship keep their rosters and only notify attendees if their congregants have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. Houses of worship are not required to give lists to any government agency.” The orders were changed because good men and women of God stood up and defended their freedoms and the mayor took immediate action.

  24. kingskid48

    The mayor can change it to a “suggestion” all he wants, but he has shown his true heart. This was a test balloon, to see how hard he can push. A woman was just given 7 days and jail and fined 700.00 for opening her business, even though some businesses are opening right now. These are power-hungry mayors, governors, law-enforcement, who smell blood in the water and intend to go after churches and Christians will all they can. I read a report this morning of someone who works in DC and said that he is sick at the way he sees democrats gloating, cheering, and laughing over the numbers of lost jobs, infections, and the collapse of the economy. They are certain that they will now have Trump cornered and victory is theirs in Nov. They have darkened, cold hearts, that do not care about the country or the hurting. It is about power and staying in office till they can retire and continue to soak the taxpayers during retirement. They think they will still be living the good life when socialism takes over, while the rest of us are in bread lines. They are in for a surprise when the one-world leader does actually take over.

    • teresajane1

      I agree with you, but the push back changed things this time and the Body of Christ got together and said no. Liberty Counsel threatened a law suit and our voices were heard. Small victory? Not to me. And in Texas, I’m so proud of how Christians (and the gov and the attorney gen) are taking up for Ms. Luther. I believe everything you’ve said here, but perhaps God is giving us a little more time to rescue the perishing and spread the news of Jesus. Perhaps.

  25. MARYANN33

    Wait until the church get’s it’s hands on Newsom. We the People are in Charge. No one is to be our King or have the whole rule over us..This country is of the people, for the people by the people period…The president has to follow our constitution to the letter…Tell all in power that we demand that now.

  26. E2S-E2H

    Churches need to use the law / Constitution of the United States to flip the narrative that they – the tyrannical governors – will instead be sent to jail / prison according to the

    *Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law* :

    “Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.”


  27. E2S-E2H

    Father, You are full of mercy and many have not sold out to the world and love You and long to do Your Word and will in the earth. We are here listening for all You’d have us DO. We are praying, we have had eyes to see and have repented, and continue to cry out to You. According to Your Word, we ask that You make EVERY enemy of Pres Trump, this nation, and Your people (the church) our footstools, Lord our God. We ask that every net, trap, pit, and gallow the wicked set, dig, and set up for our demise be their traps only and instead. By the Holy Spirit, we know they have been digging very big pits and setting massive traps – the better to catch them all with. We praise You for the Psalm 37 justice in the works, Lord our God – great for Your people, terrible for the wicked. Father, put a Holy fire and rage in Your people even greater than the founding fathers of this nation, to unite, stand up, and resist the devil in every corner of this nation, so he flees from it. Lord, continue to remember the prayers and many deaths for this country to come into existence, let none of what they accomplished be in vain. Cont to honor and answer their prayers for the United States too. Shine You light on and make plain as the noonday sun to all – very plot and plan of the enemy being carried out through the wicked – open all eyes and ears that it may all be seen clearly. Raise up the church to be mighty ones of valor now, Lord our God. Together we win again and make America godly again as one in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  28. diane20201gmailcom

    To be honest with you, I thought this will happen surly! But my God, it is now! Thanks for your screaming I didn’t realize I was asleep. I am awake now!

  29. Desertstream

    This is why we will see more and more house churches. We are already ‘conditioned’ to sit in our living rooms. The house church movement will do well, but is no guarantee of safety. Persecutors will do what they can to interrupt it, but cannot stop it. While we need to sit and receive an important word from an anointed ministry in a church facility, I believe the time will come for the people to gather in homes to discuss the content of the messege and take part in ministering to one another, break bread, etc. Jesus wants relationships developed in the home setting. Mario and Mechelle will be invited to come and share what’s on their heart and then everyone can join in and go over the latest word from the Lord. Building relationships with one another and cultivating a closeness in Christ in the home setting will begin to grow across the nations. Watch for more Evangelists and Prophets to arise with tent ministries, as well. Revival fires will be spreading everywhere. This is what I see up ahead.

  30. Gil Zaragoza

    I fully concur!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. mary moore

    Amen and amen again!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  32. Paula Hammond

    It didn’t end with impeachment and it won’t end with coronavirus. Repent! Stand firm and prepare the way for the Most High God!

  33. Doug Spurling

    “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

    “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to listen to you rather than God. For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19)

    Open wide, you gates.
    Open up, you ancient doors.
    Then the King of glory will come in.
    Who is the King of glory?
    The Lord, who is strong and mighty.
    The Lord, who is mighty in battle.
    Open wide, you gates.
    Open wide, you ancient doors.
    Then the King of glory will come in.
    (Psalm 24:7-9)

    • Joy

      We need to get back to the the bible and what saith the Lord.10 commandments read ALL of 1 -4 the last 6 man already kind of follow the 1st 4 have been removed. Those refers to our relationship with God. I can go on and on!!!

  34. EstherKingsKid (@esther_kid)

    Oh Lord, help us to WAKE UP! Don’t let us rest and go back to our slumber. Give our pastors COURAGE and strength. Deliver us from evil, dear Lord!

  35. Carol Helms

    Read your 6-1-19 post,,,,the lies are being exposed!

  36. Jeremy

    You’ve certainly found an audience. The church in America is not persecuted. Certainly not by historical standards. No one is suggesting that churches can’t return to meetings. You said in the article that once there is no threat from the virus churches should be allowed to meet, and there is no reason to suggest that won’t be the case.

    It’s sad to me that so many in the church like to claim persecution over the slightest inconvenience. If God isn’t big enough to heal people from a distance, why do we even pray? If God isn’t present in our daily lives, why believe in Him at all?

    It is not easy being separated from those we love, but it’s in everyone’s best interest. I’m not sure what your angle is in hyping this nothingburger up into what you’ve tried to make it in the article, but I suspect you’ll have some explaining to do come judgement day for intentionally misleading people and causing them to turn their eyes from Jesus.

    • mariomurilloministries

      Did you just say the church is not persecuted in America? Did you not just see Franklin Graham get kicked out New York City for believing the Bible? And since when should we allow civil rights to be violated simply because the victim has it better now than at other times in history or has it better than their counterpart in other countries?
      Did you say no one is saying we can’t meet? Why then were pastors arrested for meeting? Patriots and Christians are protesting the violation of freedom of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment.
      If you do not believe that our rights are being violated, that’s fine. We disagree. But if you think we are wrong to stand up for our rights because Christians had it worse at other times—that is ludicrous.
      I am glad you are having an easy time right now, and that this is a nothing burger to you. But the total destruction of small business, and permanent damage to small churches is a cure that is now much worse than the disease. And to accuse me of misleading people without presenting a shred of evidence that I lied about anything, and accusing me of taking people’s eyes off of Jesus is pretty low.

      • Connie

        Thank you, Pastor Murillo, for articulately and adroitly sharing your thoughts. I pray these wise essays encourage all believers to stand UP. You have certainly told people most clearly what is and what is about to happen. May God give complacent Christians gumption. Thank you.

        • mariomurilloministries

          Connie, Thank you for your very encouraging comment. Are you a writer?

      • Alain Manaudou

        Dear mr. Murillo, please let me point respectfully out that your whole speech is flawed by a false assumption: that being patriot is equal to being Christian. That’s not the case. There are lots of U.S. citizens who are patriots and proud of it that are not Christians at all (or, say, are Muslims or Jews, though non-believers are generally by far the next largest “religious” group after Christians in the Western countries). The U.S. are not a Christian nation: they are a secular nation with secular laws which majority of citizens are followers of several Christian confessions (say Catholics, Episcopalians, Baptists, and so on).
        Wisely, the founders of the U.S. didn’t establish a State religion, nor allowed the establishment of any…

        In Europe many churches, including Catholic ones, and just in Italy, the craddle of Christianity, and the Pope itself said that it is a painful but necessary measure. But generally, it’s an accomplished fact that religion has nothing to do with civil life, and one is considered a good or bad citizen with no regard with their religion.

        That said, I wouldn’t be so scared by Atheism: generally whereas is true that Atheists are not prone to martyrdom, are also not used to kill others in the name of their religion, which happens too oftens amongst believers 🙂

        • mariomurilloministries

          With all due respect, I would not normally respond to a comment so riddled with misinformation but for the sake of onlookers I will respond.
          I never said that being a patriot and being a Christian is the same thing.
          I couldn’t agree more that America is not a Christian nation. A Christian nation would not be guilty of killing millions of innocent babies through abortion. We have tragically strayed from our roots.
          However, Christianity is the unquestioned inspiration for our Declaration of Independence, Constitution and system of government. If you are intellectually honest you will read from their own hand what our founders said about Jesus Christ and the Bible.Amazing Quotes from our Founders about Jesus Christ and the Bible
          Atheism doesn’t kill? You are demonstrating once again either a lack of knowledge or deliberate misinformation. China, The Soviet Union, North Korea, have killed untold millions in the name of atheism. Russia had a museum of atheism.
          Finally, please do not cite Europe as an example of something great because they have removed all religion from civic life. That, in my opinion, is why Europe is in turmoil and why we don’t want to be Europe.
          -Mario Murillo

  37. alanmittan

    Amen and Amen

  38. Mavis constantine.

    I see a Daniel. Pray when they say not to pray.Whatever happens we are God’s people.Nothing shall separate us from the love of God. Most people are followers. We agree with what you have said. May the church realize that we are under attack and fight back. We must not remain deceived by the enemy.Seem like many christians sleeping. May your warning wake them up, Blessings to you.God protect you under the Blood in Jesus name, Amen.

  39. Nolbert Casillas

    In 1981 Christian author Francis Schaffer wrote “A Christian Manifesto “ in the last three chapters he details when Christians should be involved in civil disobedience, he says when the state makes laws that violate the Bible, Christians need to obey God rather than man.

  40. Stephen Hawking, Oxford, UK

    My late father used to say: if your IQ is too low to learn science, try with religion instead.

    • mariomurilloministries

      Michael Jordan once tried to play professional baseball. It was a disaster. Kind of like when Stephen Hawking tried theology.

  41. Jean White

    We’re are my morning postings?

    Sent from my iPad

  42. Stephanie Blair

    We must not wait for it to be deemed “safe” to return to church. It needs to be now, with no fear, and knowing we are fully protected by God. Those with no fear, should be allowed to go to church and gather together today.

  43. Elizabeth Moore

    The right to assemble (& travel) is protected by the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution, is it not?!

  44. Rich Harris

    The Greater One dwells in the believer ( that is has His complete life in us) and has overcome those in the world. He (the indwelling One) is far Greater than those (even rulers) in the world .
    Pray and allow the Greater One is us to Rise and His work, plan, and will through us!!!!!!!

  45. Wilkie Em

    The gates of Hades CANNOT and WILL NOT prevail against the Church!!
    For who can stand against God and prevail?
    Let them ask Pharaoh, Goliath and the likes!!!!

    • Fern


    • Ms.Lynne

      Exactly! The church is not being persecuted. Everyone in the earth is under this attack. We need to draw closer to the Father and walk in the Spirit. May God open the eyes of his believers in this time and they believe and depend upon God’s Word and not man’s. There is a deceiving spirit in the earth.

  46. Sharon Cannon

    Thank you, Mario for always speaking the truth. Standing with you in prayer for our great nation!

  47. Robert Medford

    We are to remain under Authority. We are to obey God but we are to be submissive to man’s laws. If the law goes against the bible, we obey God but submit to the punishment for disobeying. This is what Daniel did, He prayed to God but went into the Lions Den. The 3 Hebrews guys didn’t bow to the idols and then walked into the furnace. We are to Obey God but submit to man. We already know the ending of the story anyways. God will allow evil it’s time on earth, that evil will make war with the saints and overcome them. They kill us ALL day long, and we are like sheep to the slaughter. Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven. No other name works. Repent (that means stop sinning), Ask Jesus to be Lord over your life and ask him to forgive you of your sins.



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