by | Sep 14, 2021 | The war on wokeness | 55 comments


You believe you have a choice. But reality and circumstances have made the choice. You can try to stay out of the war, but you will be labeled a traitor. I am not calling you a traitor–but the situation will . Things are deteriorating fast. The battle lines are are drawn so clearly. Your silence will label you a turncoat.

There is a powerful pull to remain a peacetime pastor. Nostalgia and the yearning for simpler times are strong temptations. But there is no going back. Like it or not, reject it or not, you are now a wartime pastor.

So, what should a wartime pastor be doing right now?

One: A wartime pastor will face the fact that our nation is being led by evildoers. The same villains who led the disastrous exit from Afghanistan are in control of the pandemic. They do not care about people’s lives. They do not care that they are despised by most of America. They are dedicated to their Marxist agenda and are bent on destroying this nation. They are reckless and depraved. It is only after a pastor realizes that those who are in power now are totally evil, that they will make the right choices for the good of their own people.

Two: A wartime pastor will educate their congregation as to the evils of Critical Race Theory, transgenderism, and abortion. They will do it early, emphatically, and will not back down. They know that it is better to cut your losses now than to allow a congregation to fester in cultural compromise. Proverbs 28:23 says, “He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterward than he who flatters with the tongue.”

Three: A wartime pastor will organize his people, immediately. They will get EVERYONE down to the schoolboard meeting, the county commission meeting, and the city council meeting. Because this is war, you will get your people to start working together. Pastor, they are looking to you and you must lead them!

Four: A wartime pastor will deal with the hard questions—the unavoidable questions.

What will you do when your unvaccinated members won’t be able to be treated at the hospitals? They won’t even be let in the front door. It is already happening. The Church will have to take care of them. Are you ready for that?

The Church will have to take care of them. Are you ready for that?

Some of your people are going to be fired from their jobs. They may have trouble finding any gainful employment. They’ll need help. A kind of help you haven’t ever dealt with before. And there could be a lot of them. Are you preparing to take care of them?

Five: A wartime pastor realizes that they will soon be coming after your money. They failed to keep the church locked down. The church came roaring back. Now they will go after your money. How will they do this? Biden is already planning to turn the IRS into a weapon against freedom of religion.

Just as Bank of America shutdown the bank accounts of conservatives, in the same way, the government is planning a bold and diabolical attack on your finances. Any church that does not comply with the state-run message will have their accounts attacked. Before you say this can’t happen, look back on what has already happened that we thought could never happen.

Lastly, a wartime pastor realizes that the church is built on the Rock and the gates of hell will not prevail against it!  Jesus said, in Matthew 16:18, “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock (your confession that I am the Christ), I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

The wartime pastor is fighting with the weapons of God. They are confident of victory because of the Cross, the Resurrection and the Holy Spirit.

However, a peacetime pastor has no part in that promise. The promise to prevail against the gates of hell is the exclusive domain of a pastor who is fully engaged in war―and not the preacher who either has their head in the sand, or is running away from it.


The momentum in Western New York is historic! Pray is the reason we are winning and your continued prayers mean more now than ever! Pray for Western New York! MM



  1. Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

    Standing on the “side lines” is no longer an option. Seventy years of “Progressiveism” that we have looked the other way, or either were caught up in it in some form or fashion—-and NOW—HERE WE ARE.

  2. Aaron jackson

    This is the time for creative thinkers because everything stated in this blog post is reality.
    I never thought I would be saying that Alex Jones was predicting anything that could become reality.
    Last year at this time his programs predicted a lot of what’s happening right now.
    I used to mock conspiracy theorists and pigeonhole them into the Art bell Bigfoot crowd.
    Now its conspiracy fact.
    What a bizarre world this is becoming.

  3. Caley Augustine

    I’ve ve called to pastor, and have dragged my feet, hoping for a “more convenient, ie. Peaceful time. Forgive Jesus. I will obey.
    Please pray for me. I will pray for you.

  4. LeeAnne Pinkard

    I am a war time intercessor. All of Gods children have an assignment in the war. We need or pastors to lead us in our war time army.

  5. Brenda

    War time pastors also come out against the vaXx for what they are, death shots to depopulate the world (Agenda 21 / Agenda 2030). Mario, you have been silent on this in your blog and “will label you a turncoat” per your own words.
    1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
    19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

  6. Danny Raymond Lake

    We the People, the Congregation, may have to take charge. The fear of losing “members” AKA finances is to great for some pastors. Everything you have posted recently is here now or has come true. Love you Mario. Like sheep being lead to the slaughter. This is not who I will be.

  7. Edd

    Praise the Lord…Mario has hit the nail on the head…been saying this for some time…

  8. Tanner from Louisiana

    Wartime Pastors rise up, 🚂 the train is coming🚂🌲Open up the Apostolic Centers🌲, 🌬🌊🌊🌊🌊the harvest 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇦🇫is here. Let’s take back what the enemy has stolen and become 🗡Giant slayers🪨 in the name of King 👑 Jesus. Hallelujah

    As ☝🏻 One,

    Build the ⛺️ tents 🏕 and fill the 🏟stadiums 🏟

  9. Bruce R. Cross

    Mario, thanks for demonstrating what it means to act courageously and speak with conviction!

    Also, thanks affirming the cold, hard fact that some, like myself as of TODAY, will lose their employment due to noncompliance with the ludicrous vaccine mandates being flung by many employers.

    If you care to read, see link below…Bruce

  10. n9nwo

    we may have to go underground as they do in China

  11. Lillian Ruckman

    Thank you for you strong words of encouragement, keep it going we All need to hear it

  12. Annette L Thiesen

    Love this! Keep up the good work Mario! You are the tip of the spear that will direct the Body of Christ into battle!

  13. bwalker42

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  14. William Brent Moorhead

    Excellent… very well written… absolutely accurate and leadership must be organized and committed to serving God .

  15. Phillip Fields

    It is my honor to be called a “Wartime Pastor”. I will do exactly as you have directed us to do. Many of those strategies have already been implemented for us. We have started a school of Awakening combining patriotism with revival. Our plan is to empower leaders to be both on fire in the Spirit and to be involved in government. We are Courageous Community Church located in Peachtree City Ga on the south side of Atlanta. We would love to host Mario for a tent crusade in this region.

  16. Larry D.

    Keep standing on His word!Grace n strength to u! God bless u n family. Larry D

  17. Sandra

    Oh wow, you said it now, Mario. Thank you!

  18. Alfred Sarmento

    Aloha Pastor Mario, here on Kauai we are right now being flooded with mandates that are driving people away and underground. The impact on our churches is sure to be great. God bless you and your walk with God.

  19. Daniel Adame

    Weii said,I’m with you something, inside me is coming out, to , preach the word of God boldly

  20. TarMar

    Mario, you said… “ What will you do when your unvaccinated members won’t be able to be treated at the hospitals? They won’t even be let in the front door. It is already happening. The Church will have to take care of them. Are you ready for that?”

    My take on this… I would guess there’s MANY “Pastors” out there, even Full Gospel types… who have had the jab and have little or NO sympathy for the unjabbed. Yes, this is evil, but realistic, as I would imagine most Pastors get their news from CNN, etc., just like the world. If so, they’ve been programmed into the “it’s them or us” mentality, ignorantly not realizing that study after study shows it’s the Jabbed spreading the disease (please, go do your research if you are a non-believer). Mark my words… instead of approaching everyone in Love, this “us vs. them” mentality will split and undue churches, much to Satan’s gleeful pleasure. The great falling away has started along with “brother hating brother”… Jesus had it right… and He told us this would happen.

  21. Richard Mawdsley

    From England.

    We are at WAR and we are in danger of losing because we cannot bring ourselves to acknowledge who the enemy is. It is SATAN and his Legions. Yes. Countless thousands of them.

    Who are they?

    Those who encourage,or at least condone the destruction of the unborn in the womb; an abomination

    Those who encourage, or at least condone the licentiousness and sexual depravity of the LGBT movement with their Trans this that and the other hangers on; an abomination.
    And there’s worse. They insist on teaching their perversion to young children in schools. That is EVIL.

    The aim? To destroy the “Family” as the foundation of a decent society and to poison the minds of the children so they will be ripe for his plucking

    And finally, those to whom no lie, deceit, fraud, or indeed crime is too great so long as it enables them to attain POWER. and hold on to it.

    This is a world-wide war. Satan must be cackling with delight because he has persuaded so many that he does not exist. He is the Arch Deceiver.

    I end with a quote from Oliver Cromwell:-
    “Put your Trust in The Lord, Boys… but keep your powder dry”

    In other words, be ready to FGHT.

  22. Francis McCarthy

    This is now the fourth time in the last two weeks that ai have heard a pastor talk about the gates of hell not prevailing against the church. Fir several years now I have understood that verse much different than I used too. Me and most people get a picture in our mind of hell attacking the church and the church, built upon the Rock prevails, holds strong.

    Yet, the verse talks about the gates of hell. Not the gates of the church. Gates are defensive. I got an understanding/revelation several years ago that it is not the church huddling up defensively behind it’s gates. It is hell that is hiding behind the gates and the church, built upon the rock is about to bust through those gates of hell, just like Jesus did when He was raised from the dead.

    I think most of the church needs a paradigm shift. We aren’t cowering behind gates hoping they hold. We are called to bust through the gates of hell and take back all ground stolen by satan.

  23. David

    Christianity is not for cowards.

  24. Brian

    God bless you Mario, in all that you do!! We are in a war against principalities and powers that few comprehend and fewer still are prepared to fight. I pray that the Lord will continuously renew your strength and through you revival will be brought to this nation and to the world. Praise God!

  25. Sue

    Well said! If there is ANYONE out there in the Body of Christ now that doesn’t believe we’re in a huge battle after this fake newsom recall win, you need to pray hard for discernment! Here it goes – the first election after the biden swipe of the government and gee, are we surprised at this outcome?!! Time to wake up, everyone, sleeping is over.

  26. kingskid48

    I’ve been a wartime Christian since the day I came back to Christ. I don’t have much patience with milquetoast Christianity.

    California just suffered a huge loss, in the opportunity to get rid of a snake and be governed by a brilliant man who is a true patriot. It didn’t happen, of course. Too many people under strong delusion in this state. too many are not ready to let go of all their government /freebies/benefits and get real jobs and do what’s needed to save the state.

    But it’s not time to give up. It’s time to fight harder. We WILL get California, the farmland, the schools, the streets, the water, BACK in California.

    We have not lost the fight. The fight has just begun!

  27. Darlene W

    They are in danger of their lamp stand being removed. And will have to give an account for how they fed and protected the sheep in their care. Continued prayers for the river of glory in California to break out of its banks and cause a groundswell across this nation. We must continue to stand and believe.

  28. David Kelley

    Amen, Amen, Amen!

  29. Richard Johnson

    Every church must rise up and teach their people how to prosper by using their own money,why we support the world and not ourselves is plain insanity!

  30. Alyce Prewett

    Excellent message of urgency Mario!! I pray it will wake up those sleeping Pastors who have no clue what’s BEEN HAPPENING and continues to escalate!! Thank you for posting such truth!!!lll🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️

  31. Linnie Dee

    Sobering message from God Himself thru His faithful servant. You are loved & prayed for, Mario!

  32. Josie Martin

    Many blessings to your Ministries.
    Could you please send me info on signing up to become a volunteer at your crusades.

    Thank you,
    Josie Martin

  33. Pat Spell Blackwell

    Praying for your fire to continue. Bless you

  34. Carol Ronning

    Thank you once again Mario for you complete truthfulness

  35. gege4god

    AMEN!!!! Glory to GOD!!!!

  36. Judith

    Yesterday I believe the Holy Spirit said two words “:War altar”.
    I asked what it meant..He said “ on the altar if true worship ( in spirit and truth as Jesus leads) I destroy the plans of the devil!

  37. Greg Strom

    We loved seeing you at the truth and liberty conference and thank you for that and this message! Powerfully motivating brother Mario!!

  38. Collin R Williams

    Totally correct brother. They are in fact coming after the body of Christ. Keep up the fire.

  39. Nate

    Good word thank you

  40. Stephen

    Our greatest strength and weapon is in our unity as Jesus prayed in Jn 17:20-23. Also, ‘A house united will stand’, and “How many times would I gather you together as a hen her brood…”

    We are not in this alone, we have our community locally and nationally, and through programs such as ‘Flashpoint’ and many others that are uniting the body of Christ. This is when you want to be united, and each member of the body who has his/her gifts, supports and edifies the whole body to function, to be strong and effective.

    As in a family their are grandparents, parents and children, older children, younger children, each fulfilling a unique role in accordance with God’s heart and love for each family member.

    The main thing for God as a parent is to see His family together, united and safe, beyond any talents or gifts. The greatest gift is to have a heart for other people, and make sure everyone is doing well and have what they need.

    Satan hates unity, he is always looking to divide and conquer. In our unity, God will manifest His work and roles for each one of us. So for God to work, we must come together, making a correlative base for Him. Think of the Upper Room.

    “Brethren how wonderful it is to dwell in unity”.

    As people enter the tent, aren’t we just happy to see them before we even know anything about them.

    God was happy for many people to enter the Ark, however at that time they didn’t want to.

    If Pastors work together, your burden will be eased. It’s easier to push a car with four people than on your own.

    Work together, plan, organise, as we are in a war, so best be prepared, and remember these days as a ‘good lesson’, when at some point things go back to ‘normal’.

  41. Benjamin Alarcon

    People get ready, we’re all going to be pastors in one way or another 🙄 🙏🏽🙏🏽👏🏼💯

  42. Karen T Solano

    Thank you, Mario for this blog. You certainly put the truth out front. We truly need pastors that will face the truth and guide their congregations. I am so grateful for you, Dutch Sheets, and Lou Engel. I don’t know what I’d do without you all.

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  44. Elijah G.

    Mario Murillo. Keep writing these Holy Ghost instructions for the body of Christ. The Lord is with you!

  45. Linda

    You are right, Mario. I pray pastors will wake up and start leading their people with courage and boldness.

  46. Laura

    Thank you so much Mario, for this urgency and your timely assessment of our current situation. There is a verse that says, “The harvest is ripe for their wickedness is great; multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision.”

    Bless you Mario!!!

  47. Sam

    Up in the night praying about this message. Startled and not startled that no comments have been posted.

    Thinking about Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Germany in WWII standing for Jesus with a country controlled by Hitler and the Nazis. They executed Bonhoeffer right before the Allies came in to win.

    Some of Bonhoeffer’s words:

    “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself.”

    “Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God’s will.”

    Each Christian must decide how he or she will stand when all hell is breaking loose around us.

    Am I going to be like my Jewish relative in Germany who stayed one more day because a suit of clothes he ordered was not ready, yet. The other relatives left and made it to America. The Nazis caught him and he died in a concentration camp. He failed to act.

    My grandparents made it out earlier, from Minsk Russia, at the turn of the century, right before the Russian Revolution. That is why I am here.

    All of this is very, very real to me.

    My trip as a saved Christian, to Israel, right after the Yom Kippur War, showed me a country in Awe of God. They knew He delivered them by miracle after miracle. I was standing on very Holy Ground over there and the Presence of God was everywhere.

    Today is Yom Kippur.

    Lord God Almighty — Do what only You can do! I give You Praise and Glory, Holy One of Israel!

    By Your Might and by Your Mighty Arm, Move on the World and Reveal Your Son, Jesus!

  48. Penny Baker

    Bro. Mario, there are thousands of people who are going to stand on Gods word.
    There are many wartime pastors who will refuse to bend or bow to a foreign gods.
    I know it looks bad right now but our God will never fail us. If He delivered His children out of bad situations in the Bible, He will and can surely deliver us in this time now. I am 82 years old and I have never seen My GOD drop me yet.
    He has always come through, and always in His time.
    Keep going brother and preach truth, we are listening, praying and standing with you.
    I call you blessed
    Pastor Penny Baker

  49. Bjorn Bidell

    So well said Brother Mario!

    This past Sunday I warned our church in central Alberta that the vaccinations will affect everyone and now is the time to make the decision to NOT take it. With that said, we will will need to be ready to help each other no matter what comes our way.

    God bless you dear sir!


  50. Tanner from Louisiana

    Encouraging words from Brother Lance,

    “God is forging us in these fires to increase our dependence on Him, strengthen our faith, and sharpen our focus in preparation for what is ahead.”
    Hallelujah 🥊🥊🥊🇺🇸🇮🇱🇦🇫

    Build the 🏕 tents ⛺️
    🏟 Fill the stadiums 🏟

  51. Ireneburdett

    Thank you pastor Mario is time fast and pray more than ever our father in heaven will hear us .

  52. Sandie

    Praying from Australia it’s been 3 years you where spot on Praying for your Warrior team May God bless Miracles in your camp.Amen.



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