The Fire & Glory Tour kicked off tonight under the Tent in Ft. Myers, Florida. An area recently ravaged by a terrible hurricane is now being ravaged by the Spirit of God, but in a good way! It was a powerful night of worship and a great word from God to the Church, delivered by Lance Wallnau.
As has become customary at so many of the Living Proof tent events, the people showed up early and were hungry for God. The Tent was full and worship began nearly an hour before the posted start time.
Mario took the pulpit and greeted the people. He told how the Tent was sanctified in the fire of California, and how tens of thousands had been saved there, under this very Tent. And then he announced it was now time for Fire and Glory in Florida. The people lifted up a shout of praise that roared throughout the Tent.
Mario asked the question, “What is the specific purpose of this tour and these two nights?” He said, “I’ve never known my country to be in more danger than right now. Never known a time where, in the beltway of Washington D.C., there is neither Democrat nor Republican—instead, there is just an elite ruling force. And they need to be put out of business. We need to pray them out.”
He went on to tell the people that we have lost many battles in the conservative and Christian movement. And that one of the things God has put on us, is to discover why we lost these battles.
He explained the reason for this Fire and Glory tour is that America needs a miracle, but that we have dropped the ball, because we have been afraid. Afraid to tell them to repent and that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.
Finally, he shared a quote from the Lord of the Rings, where Gandalf said, “The battle for Helm’s Deep is over. The battle for Middle-Earth is just beginning. All our hopes now rest on the shoulders of two little hobbits, somewhere in the wilderness.”
Mario then told the people that is who they are. That they may feel unimportant to the story, but that Fire and Glory is here to say that the heroes of God are going to rise up and bring this nation back to Jesus.
And then he invited Lance Wallnau to take the stage.
Lance began by saying that our country is in a crisis, and the last thing we need is some pre-packaged formula that doesn’t work. We need to have the humility to admit that what we have been doing hasn’t been working.
He talked about the event being in the Tent, rather than in the arena they had originally planned on, and identified two prophetic things this represents:
- God did not want this event to take place in the arena. He wanted it in something that symbolizes the movement. The final restoration of the Church will be the recovery of the tabernacle, or the tent of David, where the Ark of God is accessible.
- The Tent is in a church parking lot. The Church has got to come out of the building in order to do the work.
He said being here in Florida now, after the storm, is by God’s leading, because, after the storm comes the winds of God. And that they more than any others can appreciate how God feels about the condition of His house, which is lying in ruin.
He talked about how we have all these programs and infrastructures within our churches, but have not moved the needle in our own nation. It’s not in the outward architecture, it’s in the people.
He asked, “What kind of house does God want? He wants a house that is capable of contending with Hell, in this nation.”
He then told the story of when David tried to returned the Ark of God that had been captured by the Philistines. How he had a special cart constructed and special oxen selected to pull the cart. But while they were celebrating the return of God’s presence to their midst, by singing and dancing and worshiping, something happened. The oxen stumbled and the driver reached up to steady the Ark. When his hand touched the Ark, he was struck down, and died.
Later David learned from his advisors the reason for the failure. The Ark was only to be transported on the shoulders of the Levites. Because the presence of God was never intended to be carried on a manmade platform. The kingdom of God rests on His shoulders and we are His priests.
He went on to talk about how to reach our nation—that we must do it on God’s platform, not on our man-made platforms. He talked about the gates of Hell existing at the various points of culture that the Left wants to control. And we need to step into those places and take back control.
It was a powerful message not only to kick off the first night of the tour, but it was also a message for the Church in America. Lance reminded us that we must take back our nation, but we can only do it as God leads us.
At the end of the message, Lance brought Mario back up to the stage to lead a call for lost souls. At first, the response seemed minimal; it appeared to be a mostly God-fearing crowd. But when Mario asked them to come to the front of the Tent, the altar area quickly filled with people coming from every direction.
It was a beautiful sight to see hundreds of lost souls find their way back to God. As the Father was calling them and the Holy Spirit was convicting them, they were rushing to the front, many openly weeping as they repeated the prayer of salvation.
Tonight, was an amazing night under the Tent, and I expect the second night to be even better. God is on the move and He wants His church to move with Him. All glory belongs to Him!
If you missed this first night, I encourage you to watch the replay of the livestream on the Mario Murillo Facebook page. It would be even better if you could experience God’s presence in person. There is still one more day of this leg of the tour, Tuesday, December 6, at 7 PM. Don’t miss it!