THE HONOR OF LIVING IN DARK TIMES

by | Nov 25, 2020 | Christianity Today | 102 comments

Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress.  There is something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s attacks. It is a confession that flips the script.
Try this: When it is time to give thanks…thank God that you were born for this time in history. It may be hard to believe, but I am asking you to tell God that it is an honor to be living in this moment in history.
I know. Pandemic, a nation bitterly divided, and election corrupted. Thank God He didn’t give this honor to someone else!
Paul said in Romans 5:3 “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Glory in tribulations?
What I am about to I tell you may be hard to believe.  Especially in these times that are dark, evil, angry and dangerous. There is no question that they are the most challenging days ever: in which to be married, have children, own a business, or lead a ministry.
Paul waged war for the Lord in the perilous times in which he lived, and he told Timothy to “fight the good fight.” A warrior shines best in the hottest battle. We must put on the armor of God, and learn to use the sword of the spirit.
Why should you learn to fight? Until you face the fact that you are locked in mortal combat, you will never stop being confused and you will never take adequate measures to arm yourself. Some even coddle the notion that if they remain a commonplace Christian, Satan will not attack them. But the warrior understands that it is the unarmed who are taken out first.
Rejoice in the honor of being born in these times! How can we do this?

 First, it is an honor because of what you get to see God do.   These are times when you will witness the power of God working miracles and doing special things through special people.  He gives grace that is not available in other, less chaotic times.  It is in times of crisis that He grants extraordinary power, wisdom, and courage. A life of knowing God and serving God is available to you—a life that was not available to prior generations.  Daniel wrote about dangerous times: “…but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” [Daniel 11:32b]
It is in the darkest times that the greatest glory rises.  Isaiah 60:1: “And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you and His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”
It is God’s grand finale. It is the time when He will at last reveal the mystery of His work in the world, and He will release all the provisions He has been storing up.
 Then there is the matchless honor of suffering shame for Christ.   Acts 5:41 says, “So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.”
Jesus said in Luke 6:22: “Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they excommunicate you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Indeed, your reward is great in heaven, for their fathers did the same things to the prophets.”
 You were born for this time.  It is not punishment, it is not an accident, and it is an honor—because there is a glorious plan!  There is a holy design, and God in His perfect timing has placed you here on earth right now. We might yearn for simpler times, but the rewards are much greater in this time in which we are living.
But there are consequences for not participating… 
Let me take you back to another dangerous time, and urge you to embrace this, your hour of destiny.
Moses had sent out twelve men, one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to do reconnaissance and then report back on the status of the land Jehovah promised to give them. They were at war, but only two of them were eager and ready to enter the land and fight to take it.
Here are the highlights of the story from the book of Numbers:
13:30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are. 33 There we saw the giants…and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight.”

14:1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. But Joshua and Caleb, tore their clothes; 7 and said: “The land we passed through is an exceedingly good land. 8 Since Jehovah delights in us, He will bring us into this land and give it to us. Only do not rebel against Jehovah, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and Jehovah is with us. Do not fear them.” 10Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. 30Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” 36 The men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and brought a bad report of the land 37died by the plague before Jehovah. 38 But Joshua and Caleb remained alive, of the (twelve) men who went to spy out the land.
The great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us and who are, at this very moment watching from the grandstands of heaven, would give almost anything to be in your shoes!  Jesus said, “I tell you that many prophets and kings have desired to see what you see, and have not seen it, and to hear what you hear, and have not heard it.” [Luke 10:24].
Today you can terrify the enemy and glorify God by turning the tables. Instead of withdrawing out of fear and feeling like you are victims for being born in these times, like Joshua and Caleb, fully embrace this moment. See it as a great opportunity. Embrace your destiny!

Mechelle and I would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

102 Comments

  1. Darlene Crum

    I am thankful that you are here for such a time as this! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • mariomurilloministries

      Thank you Darlene! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    • Luann Jarvis

      Thank you Mario for this post and God Bless you Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wife God Bless your family

    • Peggy Lewis

      I am so grateful that God has chosen me for such a time as this. I have known about people doing great exploits in the last days and end times: such is my desire. So blessed that you are willing to be here encouraging us and cheering us on.
      Keep up the good work, because you do not labor in vain. God be with you and bless you as His face shines upon you.

      • Nancy Enke

        Amen 1so blessed with this ministry for such a time as this .

    • Patricia A Rowland

      Thank you Mario, for being a voice in the wilderness during these dark times we are living. Thank you for the truth that you reveal and for the courage to publish it! Many are thankful for you and the mission that you do not take lightly, for it is a mission from the Lord Himself. Praise God for those declaring His name and His righteousness!

  2. Clark

    Don’t be a thermometer at this season, be a thermostat. We can dictate the atmosphere and enjoy God’s goodness with thanksgiving. Have the best thanksgiving ever Mechelle and Mario!

  3. philju31b

    Amen ??

  4. Aaron jackson

    Mario you don’t even know how much of a blessing you and your precious wife are.
    Happy thanksgiving from So Cal the land of fruits, nuts and flakes
    and at our church I’m the chief raisin.

  5. Diane Haines

    Thank you so much for an amazing message. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mechelle.

  6. Mark Stripling

    It is amazing, Mario, to see so many believers on the same page spiritually, and to see so many “forsaking all” to seek God with all of their hearts. So many times the very verses you share in these blogs are things that my wife and I have already been reading, and several times we had recently put out a Facebook post on the same subject!!! She and I studied the failure by unbelief to enter the promised land in depth exactly one year ago. We committed to God that we will not miss out on anything He wants to do in our lives because of any “giants” in the land. After also studying Haggai for 2 months, we adopted this motto for life and ministry, “The best is yet to come.” Although tested in this year of 2020, our faith in a God who is bigger than anything we will face remains strong! Holy Ghost flames still burn brightly in our souls! God bless you for your always timely words. Love and prayers to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Clark

    Aaron, are you the chief raisin your church is blessed?

  8. Barbara Lankford

    What a great word of encouragement, and so true, we are living in the most amazing times. Happy Thanksgiving, God is so good!

  9. home0864

    Beautiful, Brother. Murillo I just reviewed all the Scripture in The Book of Numbers that you just commented about aa few days ago and through the Holy Spirit, you conformed the same message I got. We must do battle for our Lord Put on all our armor and fight an enemy that looks like we cannot defeat! We can and will because God, Jehovah, is on our side. No weapon formed against us shall ptosper! I, too, am excited about these dark times. But are they really dark? In Psalm 139 Dark and Light are one in the same to God. I thank him , too, that I am part of these times when God will perform wonders and great miracles like never before in history. We must place all our trust in him and not in humanity and never fear! Amen, Brother Murillo! Happy Thanks Giving to you as well. Some day we will be feasting and praising God, in His Kingdom forever and ever! Amen! See you there, Brother Miurillo!
    Mary Racette
    On Thu, Nov 26, 2020, 1:17 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

    • Ajit Abraham

      ‘ The warrior understands that it is the unarmed who are taken out first’
      The full truth is – ‘ The warrior understands that it is the unarmed who are taken out. ‘ This is because it is the Armor of God.

  10. Tony

    Have a great Thanksgiving! Yes such an appropriate post for these times. A time for standing strong in our faith as did Caleb and Joshua. Thank You!!

  11. Joel Maltsberger

    Just wanted to say thank you for always speaking the truth and for not backing down from standing up for what is right (even when it’s not the most popular thing to do). I am always encouraged by your posts because they always encourage us to trust in God over the deception that has been loosed into this nation through that antichrist spirit that has even deceived many Christian leaders with a lot of influence. Thank you for choosing to use your platform for the glory of God. We will continue to pray and stand and believe and I know that we will see God’s purposes prevail in this nation. What an honor to be apart of what God is doing in such a time as this. God bless you. Happy thanksgiving.

    • Adelin Schauer

      Excellent word Mario. Thank you for reminding us.
      Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  12. Pat Augustin

    Ok
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    • junglequeen

      Thank you for this!

  13. junglequeen

    Such a beautiful piece of wisdom, Mario! Thank you! I do believe being grateful for God’s goodness is one of the most important things we can do. Gratitude strengthens the ties between us and the Father and opens the portals of heaven for God’s goodness to work on this earth.
    Is a human father going to shower gifts on a son (or daughter) who turns away with a litany of complaints? Yet there are people who complain and grumble and still expect that somehow they will get God’s blessings. I pray they will wake up! Gratitude is a form of humility, and we are told: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” (Matt 5:5)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mechelle!

  14. Alyce

    Thank you Mario! This is a wonderful message for this present time! Every word So true! Love it!I do count it a privilege to live in this period of history, and want to be worthy to “ fight the good fight of faith!”
    I wish you and Mechelle a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!????????

  15. Carolyn

    Thank you Mario, wow the encouragement and faith builder, Reading this at the 4 o’clock hour the Holy Ghost showed up.I will be praying with my family today, Thank you, Thank you… Happy Thanksgiving from our family to your family.

  16. prayinginok

    Happy Thanksgiving to YOU, Mario, and to all who follow this blog!
    God is sooo good! How could we not rejoice in thanksgiving?

  17. hallelujahtothelamb1

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  18. John R.

    Happy Thanksgiving Mario!
    And thank you for a powerful and stirring message.
    Fight for our country and freedom!
    God is good and great!

  19. Linda Taylor

    Mario…there is no way to adequately express the joy I receive in reading your blogs!! They start my day with my head held high in the Army of God! Blessings to you and Mechelle?

  20. Linda Hughes

    AMEN… Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! God has sent you to strengthen us for this battle, your words from God strengthens my faith daily.. to God be the glory… Hallelujah!!! In Jesus Christ, Linda Hughes
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  21. Jennifer Dewar

    Thank you, Mario! I am printing this out and will share it with the family before we enjoy our Thanksgiving meal, with both soberness and joy. Isaiah 60:1-3 is a veritable beacon of hope, a straightforward encouragement and exhortation for us, and a NOW Word. I have made the comment how we would all want to be overcomers, but how we wish we had nothing to overcome! The Lord has His hidden treasures, and some of them are in us! These treasures only come forth in the press of circumstance. We will look back and say, “Wow, I didn’t know I had it in me!” Indeed, we were born, AND GIFTED for such a time as this! A blessed Thanksgiving to you and Mechelle! With deep appreciation, Jennifer Dewar.

  22. Judy Spindler

    Thank you, Mario! You have been such an encouraging brother! May your Thanksgiving be blessed! It truly is an exciting time to be alive and part of what God is doing. Like the children of Israel we will be able to tell our kids and grandkids Gods mighty acts in our day!!!

  23. Kim Barrett

    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family as well. Thank you for your wonderful post. Kim Barrett (west texas)

  24. Kathydeal

    Thank you for being a great voice in these times. I agree and stand ready. Happy Thanksgiving to you Pastor and your family. God bless you and keep you. > >  >

  25. Chris Sack

    Thank you, Mario, for your continued diligence in this fight for righteousness, truth, mercy and judgement. Father, forgive us our sin of apathy and self-indulgence. Forgive us our sin of loving the world and chasing after it. Grant us true reconciliation to You, in a time of paucity you are our fullness. Bless the name of the Lord, forever. Amen.
    May we all be truly thankful in this wondrous hour.

  26. Ken McNinch

    Happy Thanksgiving Mario and Mechelle. As one sage to another l appreciate the work you’re doing and my wife (Connie) and I were greatly blessed and fired up in Fresno this past August. We live in Indiana and are getting about our kings business. You have been a great inspiration so please keep up the good fight.
    Blessings,
    Ken McNinch

  27. swordandspiritwriter

    Happy Thanksgiving brother. God bless you for all you do in obedience to the Lord. Thank you for allowing His Spirit to flow through you.
    Praising God to be alive in these times where we will see His glory like never before working through His vessels of fire and glory as you call them.

  28. smuzick

    Only those who have never gone through a tough battle and won would fall away so quickly. I am not one of those. I have seen the hand of God move and when it moves it is always good. Get into covenant with God. Make him your senior partner in everything you do in your life. Give him your firstfruits. Show him how much you love him and thank him for everything he has blessed you with. Today is the day we celebrate Thansgiving but we thank God daily for health, home and wealth. With God we can do all things. Without God we are lost. Happy Thanksgiving Mario and everyone who takes time to read my words. God bless.

  29. Jo

    Your messages are music to my ears. Thank you for everything you say and everything you do. I am thankful to be Living in such a time as this. Your encouragement everyday is so needed. God bless you and God bless those who do not give up, do not stop praying. We are eager for each glimmer of encouragement each day.

  30. Wylie Babb

    Praise God for this encouraging and truthful message!!!

  31. linda patoka

    On Thu, Nov 26, 2020, 12:19 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

  32. bonnie621

    Yes. May the Esther spirit prevail.
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  33. Roger Culwell

    Amen good word and Happy Thanksgiving to you, it sure is a time for giant killers, not wimps or cowards, for there are many that must be slain right now, and we must do it.

  34. Nan

    Thank you!!!!

  35. dolajo1

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I’m very thankful for the role God has given you in all this darkness: to shed light on the evil and strengthen our hearts to stay in the battle. Bless you, Mario!!!

  36. Marrion Hamm

    Thank you so much for your encouraging words through all this. We, here in Canada are praying for each of you during this dark time, knowing that God is going to defeat Satan! Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you! ???

  37. yolieyortiz

    Can’t thank you enough Mario for your faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and for your encouragement. A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to you, Michelle, your entire family, and your ministry.
    Pastor Jim and Yolie Whittier, CA
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  38. L'Angel de la Mer

    Thank you Pastor Evangelist Murillo,
    Amen, and I agree! All Glory, and Honor, and Blessing, and Power be unto our God! Our Lord, Jesus, Who is in the Father, and in us, by the power of His Holy Spirit! I can’t wait to see what He will do!
    I bless you and Michelle, and your house, in Jesus! And Thank God for allowing us to live for “such a time as this”.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    In Jesus

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  40. Jimmy jackson

    What a great and true perspective on how to look at these days. Thank you for your insight and all that you do for the kingdom, the body and this nation. God bless you and your family and have the most amazing Thanksgiving. Keep up the good fight . My prayers are with you

  41. NickT

    Amen

  42. drusillaprince

    I truly believe this is right! We were chosen by God to be put here, in this moment, Dow these events! Previously, I felt helpless and didn’t know what to do except vote and pray. I do NOT feel helpless now! I am PRAYING, and I KNOW it is making a difference!!
    I hope you are as encouraged as I was by this!
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  43. Rebecca Gates

    God bless you and your family Mario. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you again for this message and for all you do.

  44. kathycollins3

    God’s blessings and Happy THANKS giving!
    Blessings, Kathy ________________________________

  45. Gordon Hofer

    Amen. Good one Going to be a glorious inauguration. Trump 2020
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    • Wordforworld

      Trump/Pence 2021
      Even more glorious than the first:
      Not by might,
      Not by power, but
      By the Spirit of the Living God!
      Amen, amen.
      Happy blessed Thanksgiving to you!

  46. Ed and Sandra Anderson

    Happy Thanksgiving!! We are believing for a miracle for this election; and for our 32 year old grandson Justin. He had a seizure Nov 1st,and has severe brain damage. They need to make decision on what do next. Please agree with us that he will be completely healed and delivered from addiction. Amen!!

  47. Linda Gerner

    What a wonderful and refreshing word for this Thanksgiving Day! You are a true warrior and always right on time. We pray for increasing strengh for you and Mechelle. HAVE A GLORIUS DAY111.

  48. becky clement

    Thank you for this encouragement! I am very thankful for you & your ministry which I have followed for years from New Bern, NC! Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!?✝️
    On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 1:22 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

  49. Shirley Young

    Thank you Mario and Kathy for helping God’s remnant to stand, to not falter nor fear despite the propaganda of the enemies of America. God has not brought Trump and his people thus far only to desert us and let us fall…we will not fail, we will prevail and give God glory. You have been a veritable rock of faith for us because of your true and weighty words wherewith you have expressed the very intentions and heart of God so beautifully and eloquently. I love it! There are things we do not know or understand but we walk on in faith….we give up our rights to know everything and place our heart-trust in the God of miracles. Blessings on you and yours, \
    Shirley Young

  50. revelation4me

    Two quotes from two very courageous individuals who owned the moment and took action during tumultuous times in their respective nation’s history. Joan of Arc I’m not afraid I was born for this and Winston Churchill ” I felt as if I were walking with destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial… I thought I knew a good deal about it all, I was sure I should not fail.”

  51. bdk11

    I thank God for giving you the same spirit that Joshua and Caleb had. Mario it is great to hear the truth in a world of falsehood. The Apostle Paul told us
    Romans 8:35 NASB
    [35] Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine…
    (37)But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
    I agree 100% with your blog today. This is a time of thanksgiving and a time to make sure we are willing to do what God ask of us. We are not the sort to shrink back, but push on and allow God to use us to bring Glory to Him.

  52. Retha Haddock

    Thank you for speaking the truth and encouragement in these dark times, but I am not discouraged. I am 67 years old, been a Christian most of my life, but this feels like the first time I have become truly alive in the Lord. I am just daring to believe that my God is with us no matter what the natural looks like. Myself, my husband, sister, sister-in-law, several friends, etc. are still standing. Everyday I pass on your post to several people. Thank you for the input. We are listening and moving on into the path God has made through the Red Sea. God bless you.
    Retha Haddock

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  53. Sheri Cromley

    Thank you, Mario. Happy Thanksgiving!

  54. Rachel Perez

    Dear Mario, this is my first time leaving a comment. I am so grateful to God for you this Thanksgiving. I read your blog and I am so inspired to be the kind of warrior you talk about. I pray to be that eagle ? the scriptures describe. Your word has challenged me in ways I never thought I could be challenged. I needed to let you know that I stand with you and look to the victory.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Rachel Perez
    Laguna Niguel, CA

  55. Wordforworld

    Blessings to you Mario & Mechelle, & all @ MMM. So many thanks to God for the comforts you all bring to the Body of Christ. A unity of spirit exists between us that seems more real than most of our other relationships.
    We Joshuas & Calebs are suited up in the armor of God, locked @ loaded w/WORD of God. The enemy can’t tell the difference between us cuz we look like the CAPTAIN of the LORD’s ARMY!
    So thankful, living lives of gratitude, doing things we never thought we’d do, praying more, & more effective, targeted prayers. Seeing the LORD working with & confirming His Word (that we speak) with signs following!!
    Our God is so deserving of all our love & devotion and gratitude. When we count our blessings, you all, (commenters too) are included!

  56. Henrietta Reed

    ANEN!!!!!!! The Lord RICHLY BLESS you and your precious wife, Michelle and family!
    Henrietta Reed
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  57. Susanne Ewing

    Thank you for your great courage in speaking Truth in the face of the enemy and for upholding and sharing God’s Word to His people in such a time as we are living. We are very thankful for your ministry and your willingness to continually seek God first, to “rise above it all”, speaking from His perspective, and then encouraging the body of Christ. God bless you.

  58. Linda Lindner

    Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your Family and Ministry!

  59. Sharon Stark

    Thank you for sharing this perspective! Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for helping us navigate these times with God’s heart & mind!
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  60. Vivian Maroney

    Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Mario and Muchelle!

  61. Sarah Stephens

    I want to thank you for this blog, I am glad that God asked you to do it. I forward the blog daily to a small group of people (around 25) and have begun adding comments. I don’t know if they change anyone’s minds but feel that God has started to give me a voice to Stand for him and our nation, so thank you again, When you read this the holiday will be passed but I pray daily for your ministry and hope that your holiday was blessed as you spent time with your family. Sarah
    On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:10 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

  62. Mary E. Stewart

    Thank you for the blog you posted today. Your words were very encouraging and helpful to me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  63. RL Perrin

    Happy Thanksgiving Mario, You know the truth and the truth will set you free, Thank you so very much for being a constant truth bearer.

  64. Susan

    Amen! God Bless You MMM.
    God Bless America- and standing in Faith.

  65. K.Prati

    Mario, you have such a gift for putting into words the message that the Holy Spirit is giving His people in this hour yet we (at least I’m not) are not able to put His wisdom into such powerful and inspiring blogs. I thank God for His gift to you and thank you for your obedience to use it!
    Your scripture quote, especially Nu.14: 9b really leapt out at me as I read today’s message:
    “…their protection has departed from them, and Jehovah is with us. Do not fear…”
    It was like today’s battle plan of prayer (as regarding the election mess) for God’s warriors – the protection these evildoers of fraud and theft has departed from them! And Jehovah is with us (not them)! That is so awesome!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mechelle and family.

    • Wordforworld

      Yes! K. Prati! We agree:
      Their protection has departed from them
      Jehovah is with us
      Fear NOT!”
      They are taken in the snares they set for us
      The LORD our God brought upon them their own iniquity; shall cut them off in their own wickedness, yea the LORD our God shall cut them off.
      You SHALT take up this proverb agst the king of Babylon, & SAY , “how hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
      The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers.
      We speak what LORD told us to speak
      We SAY what LORD showed us to say
      The Father in us, HE does the work.
      Happy blessed Thanksgiving to you too

  66. Michael A Druckenmiller Sr

    Dark Times Indeed!
    A stolen election, with courts siding with the devil…
    A trusted news source has inserted a delay and is now actively censoring Conservative Voices.
    If we do not have revival we will lose the nation…
    Heartbroken.

  67. Elsa D Solis

    THANK YOU Mario for your obedience to The Lord. God Bless you, your wife, and your family. I pray for you daily. May you all have a Blessed THANKSGIVING. God Bless you all.

  68. Linda Welsh

    Happy thanksgiving & we thank God for both of you! We thank God that you have faithfully prayed for our great nation! We watched u when u were here in AZ
    What a powerful wonderful life changing nite
    God bless u bless u & bless u
    Jim & Linda Welsh

  69. John Cento

    Dear Mario I certainly agree with you and pray that the Lord continually pour out strength and stamina on you to carry on and carry on you will do. Love ya Pastor John
    John T. Cento Overseer Mission WildfireInternational 407-619-4015 cell Email: missionwildfire .org Website: missionwildfire.org I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know Him through your deepening intimacy with Him.” (Ephesians 1:17 TPT)
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  70. Keith Tamagawa

    HAPPY THANGSGIVING TO YOU BOTH!! Thank you Mario for your obedience to God and for all that you do. May His angels stand guard over you!!
    God Bless and much Aloha from Honolulu!!

  71. kingskid48

    Thank you, Pastor Mario & your family, and thank you to everyone here. All of you are also a blessing. God truly has a Remnant who are faithful, strong in the Faith, and will never bow their knee to Baal.
    Our glass is half full, NOT half empty. We are Calebs and Joshuas, Davids and Daniels, Ruths and Esthers.
    I am so grateful for your unwavering adherence to truth and faithfulness. God is going to change America back to what we are supposed to be. The Enemy and his cohorts are in for a huge surprise.
    Blessings to all..

  72. RICK VINSON

    Good Word!!!
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  73. Yoli

    Thank you for your encouragement. We have much to be thankful for. God is abundant in his grace and mercy. He will see us through and not abandon His Remnant. Happy Thanksgiving.

  74. parrillaturi

    Well said, Mario. I’m an Army Veteran, and still carry the courage to defend my country, let alone my service to the lord. Happy Thanksgiving.

  75. Mike DeWitt

    I’m pretty certain this is my Favorite Blog so far.. This is the Truth Mario I see so many Christians Praying for the Rapture to come and i just don’t understand it.. I can’t help but feel these times are the very thing God has fastened and conditioned me for and it is perhaps the most humbling experience i have had in my life.. But it is also an absolute honor. Maybe that’s wrong to some, I don’t know but i just sense that in the coming days he’s going to reveal his Glory in a big way… Regardless, what an incredible ride it has been and I for one am very grateful to witness it..

  76. Carol Wendt

    Mario and Michelle: I am very thankful for you, as vessels of God’s Word, bringing such hope and courage to us. Please continue to use this gift you have to reach thousands of others who need to know how to be courageous and to hunger and thirst after God’s Word. Blessings for a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  77. rlseaton

    I can’t fully express the joy I feel in reading your post. Truth. Light. Hope. God, the only God. Commander of heaven’s armies has waited all time for this day to see Satan’s final defeat and restoration of all he’s created to its rightful place. Whole and clean before him.
    As believers we too should long for that day. And should we be those to help usher it in behind heavens ranks, what a gift. Do I long to suffer? No. But I have experienced the Spirit’s ability to uphold in suffering over and over. God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ask or think. For such a time as this. When I become afraid I look at the sign in my wall. “I don’t need to fear. I was made for this. Joan of Arc ” and I remember my God. Thank you. Thank you for this article!

  78. Jim White

    Dear Mario I look forward to reading your blog. Please keep doing them. They’re life-changing! I’m praying for you!
    Jim White
    On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 1:09 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

  79. Sherry Lee

    Thank you for your ministry! And thank you for opening your mouth when God says to and speaking out the hard truth and hope and encouragement. Thank you for standing with God and for obedience. I appreciate your ministry.

  80. Pastor Ernie

    From one servant of God to another one of God’s servants, who I believe has heard from God to encourage and also challenge the body of Christ in this Endtime. We truly serve a God of Plan,Purpose, Design and objectivity. In this very hour God is speaking trough his servants to prepare not scare God’s people to march in victory. Like you said Bro.Murillo not just sing the song but truly march with healing and deliverance in there hands. God bless you and your family Bro.Murillo. We serve a God of miracles not a day of miracles.

  81. Mark DuBois

    Happy Thanksgiving to you & family, brother Mario.

  82. Sue

    Thank you for staying true to the course, I am always encouraged by your posts. I know It goes against the natural mind to be joyful and thankful at this time but when I think about how much He trusts us to be alive right now to help bring about His will on the earth as it is in heaven, I can’t help but feel that way.

  83. Kathy Rowland

    Thank you for this! I read the FB post last night and had a little jump in my spirit and then read the whole post this morning and am moved for so many reasons! Your words ring loud with truth and encouragement for these times. I am thankful to be alive now and excited to see what’s next! Happy Thanksgiving to y’all from Central Texas ? ~Kathy

  84. Annie

    God put you here to be an inspiration to us all. Thank you for being here for us.

  85. NewHeavenOnEarth

    It is darkest before the dawn. When the world gets darker and thick darkness her peoples, those in Christ shine brighter and brighter! when sin abounds, grace abound MORE! out of the fullness of Christ is grace upon grace! Moses’ glory faded and ended, but Christ’s greater Glory is now and is to come, and eternal, and he gives it to true believers so we can be one with the Father and the Son! “I am in the Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (John 14:20). The best is yet to come! the best is saved for last! the world serves the best wine first; Jesus serves the best wine last! new wine into new wineskins! When our eye is sound, our whole body is full of Light (Luke 11:33-36). We see clearly from heaven, from Victory, in Christ and Christ abiding in us! The glory of God is our light; the Lamb our lamp (Rev 21:23). Let Christ in you arise and shine! no darkness can overcome the True Light of Christ! (John 1) The True Light is already shining; the darkness passing away (1 John 2:8). “I am the Light of the world” ~Jesus. “You are the light of the world” ~Jesus. Christ Jesus was given ALL power and authority in heaven and on earth therefore the enemy has NONE! We take the authority Jesus has given us and NOTHING can hurt us and we tread on serpents and scorpions; we rejoice our names are written in heaven, and with Jesus we rejoice in the Holy Spirit (Luke 10:19–21)! The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit! “Awake O sleeper, and arise from dead and Christ will give you Light” Ephesians 5:14. “God has qualified you to share in the inheritance of Light. He has delivered you from the dominion of darkness and transferred you into the kingdom of the beloved Son” Colossians 1:12-13. Christ in you, the hope of glory! warn and teach every one to mature in Christ (Colossians 1:26-28).
    I am thankful for the Blood of Jesus and the True Light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the exact image and likeness of God our Father! “If you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples, and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free; My Word fills you and there is no place for the enemy or his thoughts and ways” John 8:31-37. Thank God for God! We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony; not loving our lives unto death! We don’t fear those who can kill the body, for we have given our soul to Jesus. “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My Word and believes him who sent Me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life” John 5:24. There is no death for those who have passed from death to life in Christ and Christ in you. No distrust! No wavering! No fear! No doubts! “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what I do (curse evil and it withers and dies), but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” Matthew 21:21 “What you bind on earth is bound in heaven; what you loose on earth is loosed in heaven” We bind the evil agenda and loose the highest heaven’s godly agenda of God our Father and his Christ!
    Abba Father, we ask for all the corruption, fraud, theft, killing, destroying, lies, manipulation, deception, control by fear and intimidation, demands, coercion, sorcery, pharmakeia, witchcraft, mind control, threats, bribery, and blackmail be exposed concerning the virus and the election. We ask that the Light of Truth expose all lies and corruption and reveal the Truth. Father, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven, now and is to come. God is Able. Nothing is too hard for God. No weapon formed against us will prosper; every lie refuted and confuted, in Jesus’ Blood and Name above every other name that can be named. God did not give us a spirit of fear or spirit of intimidation, but a Spirit of Power and of Love and of a Sound Mind of Christ! Nothing shall hurt or harm us (Revelation 9:4; Mark 16:16-19; Luke 10:19). The Word of God is Trustworthy, Faithful, True, and in righteousness makes war on evil; the King of kings and Lord of lords leads the holy angel armies, who hear, hearken, perform and manifest the Word that does not come back void, but fulfilling God’s Plans and Purposes for America. Amen. Hallelujah!

  86. Mary Darrell

    In the book of Hebrews, it says about JESUS, our precious Savior: “Though He was a Son, yet He LEARNED OBEDIENCE through the things which He SUFFERED!” Suffering forces us to FAITH—and to growth and maturity in Him!!

  87. lockdownpublishing

    18 years ago a miracle letter from prophecy scholar David Hocking arrived at my cell but it was for someone who had gone home and another race, a Mexican. GOD had told me to start writing a year before with 7 years left of a prison sentence. I was about to give up on writing until I opened that letter that said, “Here is what you asked for to write books”, with 7 pages on how to. GOD has allowed me to publish over 70 books since. As soon as the churches shut down I told the churches it was time to all gather at Planned Parenthood in Costa Mesa every Wednesday 8: 30 -10:30 to come against the evil tied to killing babies and using them for vaccines. We are also meeting on Sundays at N Beach in San Clemente for a church group of Patriots and misfits who know the church is falling away but we are not! Paul Oebel and Martina Bowersox are integral components and know you Pastor Mario. You can reach me at Glenn Langohr online if you can send some help to the Planned Parenthood ministry to show the persecuted Christians in Iran/China and elsewhere that there are some blood bought saints warring again evil in the USA. You can also send people in OC to the beach church. God bless you to keep being bold to wake up the falling away church.

  88. Phillip Lemkin

    rietema1986@gmail.com
    On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 10:09 PM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “Darkness hangs over Thanksgiving like > never before. Millions of Christians will gather with family and friends > over a feast that can be overshadowed by a nation in distress. There is > something defiant you can do that will take the oxygen out of Satan’s a” >

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