Lying to the Holy Spirit

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Mario Murillo Ministries, Saving America | 34 comments

God killed them in church. Acts 5: 1 “But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. 2 And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? 4 While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”
5 Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. So great fear came upon all those who heard these things. 6 And the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out, and buried him.” Not long after that his wife suffered the same fate.

Why did God kill them? The answer is not just what they did. It was when they did it.

Why did God kill them? The answer is not just what they did. It was when they did it. We know this because the Holy Spirit has not taken the life of every believer who ever lied about money. And we also know it was not because God was in a bad mood. No, there were two reasons God judged them so harshly.

They did it while the church was under a severe threat.

Reason number one: They did it while the church was under a severe threat. In the chapter before this the heads of the crime families of Jerusalem told the church they could not preach in the Name of Jesus anymore.
Acts 4:18 “So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.  Their cavalier attitude about lying to the Holy Spirit during such a severe threat on the church changed their actions into a high crime.

They did it while God was revealing extraordinary miracles.

Reason number two: They did it while God was revealing extraordinary miracles. The hand of God was performing astounding miracles to blast the church through the censorship and protect them. Against this backdrop of sacred and holy manifestations they were playing games.
Acts 5: 12 “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. 13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.”
The very same thing is going on right now in the Body of Christ. Voices are lying to the Holy Spirit in the very same way as Ananias, with Sapphira. They are voices that were called to preach truth but are now just making things up and calling them words from the Lord.
You know who you are. God gave you a message. But when you saw crowds forming around certain messages—and that there was money in perpetuating that false message you ran with it. And you are still running.
On the other hand there are the believers who are running after events that are more of a binge than a breakthrough.

I have never seen a time when believers were more careless about the voices they follow. And I have never seen a time when it was more dangerous.

I have never seen a time when believers were more careless about the voices they follow. And I have never seen a time when it was more dangerous.
The rah-rah message is that we are entitled. They say, “These are not perilous times, these are good times!” Think about why the devil would have them say that.
We have elections coming up that will affect your children for the rest of their lives. Sending your child to public school today is like sending them on a suicide mission. Teachers take them aside and suggest genders. Then they tell the child to say nothing to their parents. And then they refuse to talk to parents about what they are doing.
But they say, “what does that matter if God is giving me words? Right?”
Right now, the most common new bills in the California State Assembly are focused on increasing the power of educators and the state over children. “But why worry about that when we can party in the Spirit. Right?”
Thousands who should be interceding and working against the threat to American freedom are instead indulging in selfish shenanigans. Every preacher in America should be speaking with one voice against the Biden dictatorship.
Ananias, with Sapphira did not think that the real move of God was so serious that it didn’t contain some wiggle room to play games. But their most egregious crime was to insult church authority.

In our current free-for-all climate anointed local pastors are totally ignored. Their voice is denigrated. 

Peter’s role in the church was also being challenged. In our current free-for-all climate anointed local pastors are totally ignored. Their voice is denigrated. “They are not as important as the dude I watch on YouTube.” We don’t see the devastation of being Lone Rangers in this moral minefield. The devil may have derailed you and cut you off from safe accountability just to destroy you.
But the ultimate crime is the fact that God is moving mightily right now. He is removing cancer. He is delivering the addict. He is pouring out his Spirit and doing glorious things. Are you settling for cheap and fake miracles? Are you excited about the weird and bored by the Holy?

The devil may have derailed you and cut you off from safe accountability just to destroy you.

The song I speak Jesus tells us what we should be doing right now:
‘Cause Your name is power
Your name is healing
Your name is life
Break every stronghold
Shine through the shadows
Burn like the fire
Shout Jesus from the mountains
Jesus in the streets
Jesus in the darkness over every enemy
Jesus for my family
I speak the holy name
Acts 5 is the story of one couple who was hiding money and reveling in self. Meanwhile another army that was out on the streets bringing healing. We have those same two groups right now. And it could not be more dangerous to be in that first group—a group that God will judge. He will not just judge them for what they are doing—but for when they were doing it.

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  1. Mike

    Imagine how many pastors and preachers will fall dead when another Apostle taps into the true power of God and recognizes that God’s Holy Spirit is still the same today then He was many church leaders are still robbing God today..let’s remember that Ananias was a disciple of Jesus as well…

  2. Beth Bain

    Thank you for ,this very important message…we ALL need to keep our eyes whom they belong…On Jesus!

  3. Kirt Salisbury

    Fantastic and true!

  4. Rebecca

    I worried too, that the Holy Spirit will be removed from people!

  5. Lee Wilson

    praying for all His evangelists, missionary’s, pastors, persecuted church, and for revival across the globe daily! May the power of the Lord move forward to harvest billions in this time. Amen

  6. Jimmy Smith

    Great word!!! As a pastor myself who proclaims the truth of the Word of God, I am sick and tired of the self-game pastors and church people are playing. What we need in America is a full-blown awakening to One true God. Too many churches have this woke mentality that if we preach the truth, we will lose our congregation. The truth is, if you don’t preach the unadulterated truth of the Word of God, you don’t have a “Church” to lose.
    Pastor Jim Smith
    Napavine Assembly of God

  7. Shanda Donahue

    Thank you for speaking truth.shandashanley111@

  8. Nancy Weaver

    Sobering words. Lord, May I be true to you through it all.

  9. Deborah Ann Boudreaux

    Praise you Father bless Mario and Lance and their whole team for standing up with their voice and going after souls ; that they may not go to hell . I am having my 2nd tent revival next week; I am doing my part; whatever and whenever that is ; I been doing street ministry since 1997; my passion ❤️ thank you Mario for your obedience to the Father; the church must hear the urgency in Jesus voice 🔥🔥🔥

  10. Tammy

    Thank You Mario for the sword of truth cutes between bone and marrow. I give Thanks and continue to Rejoice in The Lord Most High for you and your wife and Lance and his.
    Holy, Holy, Holy.. it’s in His Purity that the river never runs dry. Such endless joy and deep deep sorrow all at the same time in this hour. Grateful we keep our full focus on Jesus.. He is orchestrating the most amazing things. Out here near Monroe Wa. In Snohomish we have found in the midst of great darkness n twisted perceptions a Great Light getting stronger daily warped in the lives of brothers n sisters sold out for Christ and His Kingdom taking this land by force as we choose to go into Seattle and disperse High Praise asking for lives, miracles and the winds of the Spirit threw the highways n byways.
    We Love You All and work along with you as our hands are at the plow.
    We will Stand in The Roar of Our Father and Obey knowing He was ferociously roaring long before we ever had eyes to see.
    RJ n Tammy McIntosh

  11. Mary

    Thank you Mario!! I changed churches because my pastor was not addressing the times and our response to it enough. I have family members listening to Q. They keep saying – but they are Christians. All the while they celebrate supposed executions of the bad people!??? What is Christlike about that? Thank you for continuing to be the voice of reason in this season!!

  12. Tom Sorensen

    Amen, Mario! Thank you for your warning. I’m in California and I write my representatives all the time and the only response I get is a “boiler plate” message about how they are working hard to help all families achieve success by letting the government provide for all their needs. They brag about fixing parks and potholes, getting rid of dangerous fireworks, protecting children from lead paint, etc., while completely ignoring all the Biblical moral issues like abortion, homosexuality and the LGBTQ demonic agenda. The true church is the only hope for California, and we are praying that the Holy Spirit will keep “restraining” as you and others continue bringing the message of truth in your tent crusades and in non-compromising churches. God bless you and your team as you continue the fight! And we thank God for FlashPoint!


    I would love to some day be able to see you in person in one of those beautiful tours, however, it’s very difficult for me to do so, since I live in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY!!!!!!!
    Very far. I hope and pray that you, and your entourage , might come this way, before it’ll be too late for me. I’m 76 years old, and still in fair health, so I’m not going to lose my hopes, that Our Lord, might allow you to come this way!! I have so many questions, that only you can answer. I’ve been on this quest for many years, and have not being able to find a single person, that has been able to decipher my dreams, and questions,
    I hope hat you can read this message, and at least, comment on it.
    May God bless you, and your family, and everyone involved in your endeavors!!!!!!

  14. a John Hawthorne

    Great word Mario! But we c need to know how to get this message beyond FB. There are a number of other social media outlets but some of is old guys do not know how to get this to them!

  15. Earlene Wallick

    Will your event in Florida be live streamed? I pray it will be since I am unable to attend in person.

  16. Ruth Becker

    I wish I could attend, but there is no way I can travel that far. I have a sick hubby who can not be left home alone with our two dogs. But I hope you will broadcast it on U-tube or Facebook.

  17. Judy weir

    I had that same message about Ananias and sapphire twice in the last week. I shared it with my small prayer group and we prayed. I am a average type believer that embraces the Word of God ,,,, been thsnkful for Gods loving faithfulness for 66 years…for the lady 5 months my relationship with Father Son and Spirit has me hungry and seeking …and I’ve been in constant battle judy weir

  18. kasma

    I pray we all obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit, no matter what the cost. It will help to do so by knowing how privileged we are to be “in Christ”, to be His and to recognize all our belongings as well as our lives are His. So we should aim to please Him over us in moments of temptation, I am telling myself a lot these days.

  19. Barbara Grant

    If I were close enough, I would attend. May God be with you at this meeting.

  20. John Mark

    My Wednesday night Bible Study was “Perilous Times.” We need men and women of Issachar, who have understanding of these times and know what THE CHURCH ought to do. “Prophetic Words” for some have become like the daily horoscope. Instead of “following” these folks, I want to be “followed!” Followed BY the Mark 16 signs and wonders that follow those who believe. We are desperate for Holy Spirit anointing for lost souls and ministry.

  21. Yvonne Rekers

    Incredible message..
    I would like to donate directly to Mario’s ministry..
    I did not see a link..
    Could you email me that info..
    Thank you

  22. Laura Broyles

    Praise be to God..Sure wish I could be there.. I am elderly but love you guys..Is this going to be on Roku or where could we watch this..

  23. James little

    I live in Flint Mich. God led me to Kim Clememt and then Julie Green. I am a child without a church. The reason for this is because my church would not receive my message about the prophesies of Kim Clement. They are men of God but they still believe we will be raptured soon not giving heed to the promise to Abraham. I searched my area for a church that knows what season we are in to no avail. My family is my church until God leads me to one so I can worship with others. I dont know what else to do as I have limited finances and am barely surviving.

  24. Fritz Brown

    Thanks for sharing this important word Bro. Mario. I heard a minister proclaim that Aninas and his wife were not at all saved when the Lord slew them. I believe they were indeed saved at some point prior to their deaths and possibly were both saved at least during the 3,000 at 9 am on Pentecost or possibly with the 5,000 later that same day (Acts 3:1 Greek text) at the hour of prayer that afternoon after the miracle of the cripple man being healed. Either way, at some point I believe they had a born-again experience prior to their death and were a part of the multitude of believers in Jerusalem. Was this couple born-again believers? Your thoughts please sir.

    Rev. Fritz Brown

  25. Bernie

    Wait, what? I’m writing this on September 10 and this is only now the first comment? Mario, all of your posts are fiery and on target. The last paragraph sums it up and should cause every so-called believer to stop and examine which group they’re in. Faith without works is useless and deadly. Thank you

  26. NickT

    Praying that true Christian’s and patriots will vote, and we will have fair elections unlike the last stolen election that put the leftist in control of our nation and have tried to destroy us. Pray like you never prayed before for our nation that God would restore us to him and save our nation.



  28. Fritz Brown

    Thank you Bro Mario. Was Ananias, with Sapphira his wife at one time born again?

  29. Mark Regalmuto

    Strong message!

  30. Pamela Lezer

    I can’t stop reading your book “Do Not Leave Quietly!” Recently on a Prayer walk at our school we put our hands on the building and sang Words I Believe the Holy Spirit put in our hearts “Shout JESUS in the Classrooms, JESUS in the halls, Let His Truth Now Echo, Tear Down satan’s walls, SHOUT JESUS FOR OUR CHILDREN we Speak The HOLY Name of JESUS!! GLORY!! I am so Thankful for you and others that are speaking Truth in this hour! Especially our Pastor and local church leaders that have stepped up to defend our kids!

  31. Vicki Stahl

    Why do you always wear black????

    • Mario Murillo

      They asked Johnny Cash that question. “why do you always wear black? You look like you are going to a funeral.” Cash replied ” Maybe I am.”

  32. Priscilla P. Gass

    Hi Brother Mario, when are you going to visit Phoenix, Az .

    • Mario Murillo

      October 20 with Flashpoint Live


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