His tombstone reads, “Now I know something you don’t.” Indeed, he now knows the answer to the age-old question about what happens after you die. What he now knows, is either the greatest reward, or the greatest punishment.

In the same way, the American church now knows something. And what we now know threatens us with either great reward or great punishment.

God has answered the burning question about revival in America, because He personally lit the fire.

Now we know—because of Asbury University—that the Holy Spirit can suspend church life and, without warning, ignite youth to seek the Lord with unbridled passion.

But this season of fire did not begin at Asbury. It began in a far more unlikely setting, with a far more explosive implication.

The spark came during an NFL game in Cincinnati.

The date was January 2, 2023, and the place was the football field of Paycor Stadium. During a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old football player for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after making a tackle.

Players and coaches hugged, wept and prayed as he was taken away in an ambulance. When Damar Hamlin’s heart stopped, America held its breath.

Instantly, prayer was legal again in the NFL. The word ‘prayer’ would be used more in the next 3 hours than in the previous 3 years.

Now we know that when God wants to, He can put millions of Americans under conviction.

God can get America’s attention and turn hearts—no matter how godless we have become.

Matthew Henry described this power: “God can change men’s minds, can, by a powerful insensible operation under their spirits, turn them from that which they seemed most intent upon, and incline them to that which they seemed most averse to.”

God set millions to praying who never pray. God rendered a game—which, just moments before, seemed to be a ‘life and death’ matter—instantly unimportant. The Holy Spirit took hold of grown men—NFL behemoths—and made them cry like babies.

Next, the Holy Spirit pays a visit to Asbury University and starts a blaze.

Young minds and hearts are focused on God with unfettered devotion. Hour after hour they praise, repent and embrace the glory of God.

Then we heard reports of new outbreaks in churches, campuses and public squares.

And still there was more to come: A movie! CBN news reported this:

The new faith-based film, Jesus Revolution, opened big this past weekend, finishing at number 3 at the box office.

It brought in an estimated $15.5 million. This was more than double the original estimate of between $6 million and $7 million.

As CBN News reported, the film tells the true story behind the Jesus Movement of the 1970s, including how Pastor Chuck Smith welcomed hippies looking for truth at his church. It gave birth to one of the greatest spiritual awakenings in American history.

But all of this is not just good news—it is frightening news. Why? Because it means that a massive harvest of souls is coming and we will be punished severely if we miss it.

God’s two-pronged attack on America’s heart is clear:

One prong is fire—fire sent to purify the Church in order to bring in the harvest. Repentance is widespread. Leaders are coming to grips with secret sin and false goals. Programs are going out the window. The long-forsaken reverence and fear of the Lord God is making a full and rightful return.

The second prong is the wholesale conviction of sin sweeping across America. The tears shed at the NFL stadium will soon become rivers of tears, as God grips the hearts of millions.

Fourteen months ago, Woke perversion reached its zenith. The church lost multiple battles in education, politics, and in the courts. The Christian Conservative movement was splintering. False doctrines and witchcraft plagued the Spirit-filled community. Most of all, our youth were on an anti-god, drug-fueled binge.

That was when I wrote about the coming youth revival. I thought that my new book would be laughed at. Here is what I wrote on pages 72 and 73 of It’s Our Turn Now:

“I want you to conclude that even though our youth generation is in the throes of great deception and looks utterly lost and disinterested in Christ, there is a great spiritual upheaval within them. That upheaval will be seized by Christ. He will draw them to Himself in vast numbers.

“We are about to witness the fulfillment of a prophecy given many centuries ago by the prophet Joel, and quoted by Peter on the day of Pentecost.

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.”

Photo from Living Proof Colorado Springs

Those verses are going to be sovereignly fulfilled. It will come to pass. But if we fail to move with God, we will be punished for sleeping through the harvest. I am convinced that we are in the same place as those four lepers who wandered into the enemy camp and found that it was abandoned. The provisions they found were desperately needed by those who were starving and dying in the city.

2 Kings 7:9, “Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.”

The lepers knew there were two dangers: “If we remain silent,” and, “if we wait.”

Now we know.

Once more God has chosen to have mercy on America. Shall we waste it?

Shall we shake our fist at God and tell Him the price is too dear? What will become of us if we wave aside such undeserved favor?

We need an Ezra today. His prayer rained down devastating conviction upon backslidden Israel. When Ezra saw that the Lord had shown the people His undeserved mercy, he was gripped by the terror that the Jews would waste it. He prayed this warning:

Ezra 9:13-14, “And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such deliverance as this, should we again break Your commandments, and join in marriage with the people committing these abominations? Would You not be angry with us until You had consumed us, so that there would be no remnant or survivor?”

I cannot shake the feeling that if we sleep through this harvest, we will have no more America. No election will save us. No amount of money will deliver us.

Now we know. Vast fields of human souls are ripening—because Jesus said so!

John 4:35, “Do you think the work of harvesting will not begin until the summer ends four months from now? Look around you! Vast fields of human souls are ripening all around us, and are ready now for reaping.”

The greatest crisis our ministry is currently facing in Bakersfield is that so many people want to be saved, but we are short of workers. I have to believe the same is true where you live.

We must drop everything. We must go through whatever cleansing God wants—cleansing, in order to win souls. The widespread hunger for Jesus that we are seeing should be driving us to our knees!

Now we know that a football game; a fire on a campus; a movie; and a thousand other signs, leave no doubt that a life-or-death awakening has come.

Now we know the punishment that will come if we fail. And now we know the glorious reward that will come, if we obey!

Do not miss the coming mass harvest of souls! Get the book that not only saw this coming, but contains the fire, and the training for those who want their turn at mass soul winning. Reading It’s Our Turn Now will change your life.

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  1. Lisa Stickler

    Praise God for what is happening with the Revival all over the place it is so amazing

  2. Hubert Heimburger

    Looking forward to meeting you co-workers in Bakersfield next week!

    Even if we are (too) few, as it seems, let us pray for our mighty God to repeat a miracle like we read in the book of Judges, when He used Gideon and the tiny number of only 300 determined soldiers to give the Israelites victory and to glorify His Name!

    Hubert (Germany)

  3. Joanie

    Great word on God’s triggers on getting America’s attention. The Bills vs Bengals game was in Cincinnati. Who dey!

    • Mario Murillo

      Thank you so much for noticing that. It was in Cincinnati. You are correct. It was the rematch that was in Buffalo.

  4. Heato

    What you did for “3”,
    please Lord do in me.

  5. Mary Anne Strojan

    Praying for a harvest of volunteers for the Living Proof Tent Crusade, to catch the momentum as they “walk the Streets of Bakersfield.” 🎶… It’s awesome that Mario & his team are coming back to The Ninety-Nine (I just love how Southern California folks refer to highways as “The…”

  6. William Brashears

    The football game you referenced was in Cincinnati,not Buffalo,great article though!

    • Mario Murillo

      Thank you so much for noticing that. It was in Cincinnati. You are correct. It was the rematch that was in Buffalo.

  7. Valerie Sorrell

    Hi Pastor, one minor correction. The game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo was held at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

    All the best to you and yours.

    Valerie Sorrell
    Dayton, Ohio

    • Mario Murillo

      Thank you so much for noticing that. You are correct. It was the rematch that was in Buffalo.

  8. scolumbia9705853ded62a80

    I was in the taping of Frasier tonight at paramount, I saw the Jesus Revolution last week and Kelsey Grammar seems to be very open and God is doing something in his life.
    I can’t say anymore about what I saw at paramount but if your curious you have my Email.
    Can’t wait for the book!

  9. Butterfly03

    Amen to the harvest! May it be for the Man Jesus and not a man like the movie portrayed. I’m concerned about the movie and the winsome Lonnie rather than the truth of what he was walking in. If his true character was demonstrated Jesus would get the glory He deserves. Also there was a straight demonic preview for dungeons and dragons and another inappropriate preview with cussing and cursing.

  10. Alyson Baker

    My heart cries, “Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!” The time is now! Let’s hit the streets! Let’s preach the gospel, the good news!
    “Do Not Leave Quietly ” set my heart ablaze, and now this! Praise Jesus!

  11. Randy Morrow

    Mario I had a dream a couple of weeks back. God showed me 4 seasons, the first 2 have passed and we are in the third season. This season is the planting season. The seeds planted are too numerous to count. Billy Gram was a huge planter. As well as others. Baby Christian’s are everywhere. The forth season is the harvest where the full power of the Holy Spirit will explode like Azusa. Gods power will be global. Satan will put into motion his plans to destroy the world and everyone in it. We will be lead to the slaughter, the bride will be pure and we will be ready. God Bless you brother. He is Love.

  12. Norleigh Alford

    Praise the Lord Most High! He is Faithful and will pour out His Spirit on All Flesh!
    Numbers 6: 24-26

  13. Rachael Baker

    As a millennial, I got saved in college. Nobody led me or even discipled me…Jesus came to me Himself. It was wild. I often wonder if it was because the laborers were few! I agree with EVERYTHING you are saying in the article. It is sobering. Due to my own experience, I feel this burden for the next generation. We need to be willing to reach them and disciple them! Are we ready? That remains to be seen, but so sobering! The time is now!

    • Greg Strom

      And everything you are saying in this comment is ringing true with my experience! Jesus encountered me when I was young and I was saved through a Lutheran Church (taught to read the Word) and a charismatic catholic group( taught the power of the Holy Spirit). Had to do a lot of my own discipleship after that! We need to have systematic discipleship ministries rise up in churches and elsewhere to teach / mentor these people ! The harvest is ripe like Mario says! Let’s not miss this opportunity!

  14. Mark Larsen

    Wow, Mario! What an inspired article! This is such an exciting time in history to be trusted by God to be alive!
    Just got your book on audio.
    Thank You!

  15. James Fournier, Sr.

    Thank you Mario. If you wouldn’t have posted this blog, many of us Christians that had experienced the great revival of the 70’s and more, wouldn’t have been aware of what awaits us.

  16. Barbara Coyle

    Thank you, Pastor Mario, for once again telling us TRUTH! I have your latest book and I’m going to use it as a manual for this soul harvest! God bless you!!

  17. Virginia Drastata

    Praying , Oh God stir the hearts of mankind to want more of You Lord. Praying we all allow this urgency to draw nearer to God grow stronger, praying we all let go of our agendes and let God in to do His mighty work. Oh , Lord thank You for Mario and all the work You are allowing him to do. Oh, that there be a deeper hunger for the ways of God. Oh Lord Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts, but run to Him and be changed . The work God does is pure and holy , be made new. !!!

  18. Molly Jennings

    Keeping our eyes on Jesus! Bible says-Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. Jesus is Lord! Amen! Thank you for taking a stand for Gods desire for the church, welcoming the holy spirit and speaking the truth and saving souls. It is written! All the Glory to God.

  19. Dianne Edinger

    Thank you Mario for standing on TRUTH. Six months ago the Lord advised me to listen to HIM not false prophecy. So I pulled away from them knowing that is what I needed to do. Mario you gave many of us a Godly confirmation.Matthew 7:20 “Therefore by their fruits you will know them”.
    “I pray in Jesus name you will have an abundance of volunteers”

    Dianne Edinger

  20. Shirley

    Slight correction. That January 2 game was played in Cincinnati Ohio. I agree with the rest of Mario’s article.

    • Mario Murillo

      Thank you so much for noticing that. You are correct. It was the rematch that was in Buffalo.

  21. Carol L Lyons

    We love you Mario!! Keep up the great work you are doing! I look forward to reading your book. God bless you!!

  22. ButterflyCreation

    I’m studying 2 Kings 7 and never saw that side of this story. I figured it had to do with you take the first step and God will move in your situation or if you are called to do something but you are scared to take that first step because you’re afraid of failure, but never thought of it in a sense of sharing the Good news. Thank you.
    Thank you for these blogs.

    • Donna Emidy

      Thank you for your posts. Such truth!!! I pre-ordered “It’s Our Time Now” and appreciate the wisdom you share. As you quoted Abraham Lincoln, ” If we could first understand where we are, we could better judge what to do and how to do it”. We must realize America is in a very dark place and God’s judgment of correction is upon us! How glorious an opportunity we now have to repent and labor in the harvest, and how devastating if we fail!!! It is our time to arise and shine!

  23. susan gante

    I am a believer of almost 30 years and never really discipled. Jesus showed how important discipling is. That’s what I have yearned for and still do- being discipled & discipling. Don’t have much time left but want it to count for heaven. May the fire break out in senior generation also.

  24. Shanda Donahue

    Use me Lord where I’m at.

  25. Terry Haight

    Thank you Mario for your continued commitment to The Kingdom of God Almighty. May God bless you in all your works. Loving your book “It’s our turn now”. You are one of few that I follow for Spiritual wisdom.

  26. Greg Pyne

    I praise the Lord for your message Mario, for the zeal and prophetic wisdom that God has given you for the Church and for these times!
    Moncton, N.B., Canada

  27. Marsha Carol Watson Gandy


    Dear GOD, as the scales are being removed from multiplied millions of souls of all ages—and the YOUNG are being so ESPECIALLY TOUCHED—–O GOD—Don’t let us fail them……….YOU are calling us NOW——O that we Might Not Fail—–for If we Fail—-AMERICA Will Be No More…..

    O LORD, YOU know the two that I have Most Especially been praying for to come to YOU—and that YOU will use them in a MIGHTY WAY. In the precious and holy name of my Savior and my LORD, JESUS CHRIST. Amen

  28. Carol Stamper

    Loved your book, I got ten of them and gave 3 of them to the Pastors in my church and giving the rest to friends and family to share. God bless you Mario, please try to come to Cincinnati.

  29. Linda

    Thank you for this timely article. God is moving and all of us who are listening need to get on board. God bless your upcoming tent meeting. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  30. Nadine Sanderson

    We were born for such a time as this. Time to roll up our sleeves and go to the fields to bring in the harvest for our Savior and LORD, Yahshua, the Messiah. Satan is trying to stop this new awakening; however, he can only do what we allow him to do, so, serve notice on the old liar, his time is short, game almost over, and he loses.
    Sing praises to our Creator, everyday, satan can’t stand that.

  31. Nancy Allen

    I’m so glad to read your post! I miss seeing you regularly on tv. You’ve hinted at a new show and a podcast in interviews. If there is another outlet besides this blog to regularly hear from you, please let us know. I search out anything from you regularly because everything you say rings true and inspires me to fulfill my destiny, whatever that is. I feel such hope when I hear you preach. Thank you Mario!

  32. wms2

    Thank you Mario for continuing to fan the flames.Your blog is so encouraging and informative.

  33. Kathryn M

    I don’t think it was the producers of Jesus Revolution that chooses or can determine what previews are shown before their movie. Pretty sure the movie theaters choose those previews. Don’t choke on a gnat!



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