The final night in Ocala, FL was as powerful as the previous nights. The power and glory of the Lord was present right up until the last moment!
Once more Catherine and her band took the stage and instantly brought down heaven. The people crowded the stage and joined in worshiping God. As incredible as the worship was each of the previous nights, Catherine took it to another level tonight. It definitely prepared the arena and the people for what God wanted to accomplish.
Lance took the stage and led the people in a great shout unto God. Then he began to talk about how the prior nights had been leading to this moment, and now God was going to take us to the other side.
He said we’ve been praying for a great awakening and then told them to look around because the awakening is in the midst of them, and that they are the awakening as their spirits are on fire and they are open to hear the words God has been speaking.
He talked about the things that are going on in America at the moment, in particular the banking crisis and the threat of Donald Trump’s arrest. And said how they would normally frustrate him because they are purely politically motivated. But instead, we were here in these meetings and the lesson in it is this, “What gets your attention, gets you.”
He said we want to be apprehended not by what is going on in the world out there, but be what is going on in the Spirit here and now. He prophesied the word of Lord to be, “Do not fear what others fear.” He said the only thing we need to know about what is going on is, “the Devil is bad and is trying to destroy the United States, and God is good and has a plan. The Devil doesn’t know it, God hasn’t revealed it, but you are a part of it.”
He then taught on giving. In particular he brought up Judas Iscariot and that the only failing recorded in scripture is that he was stealing from the money bag. God says that people who do not obey Me in finances, cannot see Me in the Spirit. The way you handle money, or the currency in your pocket, is the way you’ll handle the currency of divine revelation. Judas failed the finance test, therefore he couldn’t see the revelation that was right in front of him.
Once Lance concluded his teaching and took the offering, Catherine and her team sang our anthem, “I Speak Jesus,” as Mario took the stage. He transitioned the people with a great shout of praise. All over that building people shouted out praise to God.
He revealed how the presence of God was so strong that miracles were already breaking out. He said what we were going to do is to obey God. In the modern era, the great problem of the American church is that when the Spirit of God begins to move, they don’t know what to do. So, in their lack of knowledge, they stop it.
He declared to the devil that tonight was the night the Church was not going to stop it. And that we were going to let the Spirit of God flow in power. The people shouted and praised again.
He then asked for anyone who needed healing to put their hand in the air. All around the arena hands went up, hundreds of them. Then he said for everyone around them to lay hands on those near them with hands raised.
Mario said that in 50 years of ministry he has never seen this kind of praying where a miracle did not happen. So, it would be impossible for a miracle not to happen. That someone, actually many, would receive a miracle.
He had the people pray. As Mario prayed and called out many miracles that God was pouring out throughout the room, it was such a powerful moment of God’s presence and power that you could feel it thick in the room. He then had them pray in tongues over one another. People were laid out and weeping. People were being healed all over that room.
Next, Mario began his message and talked about how this day was a potentially challenging day, citing the attempted indictment of President Trump and China and Russia joining forces. It makes for a very dark time, but he said, “God is greater than the headlines.” And a shout went up all over the room.
Mario quoted from Psalm 40 where David said, “I have not withheld your mighty acts from the great congregation.” He then said for anyone who was healed during the prayer at the beginning, to stand and give God the glory. Several hundred people all around the room stood to their feet and a mighty roar of victory filled the arena.
Mario then spoke about how the Holy Spirit had told him to write the mission statement for Mario Murillo Ministries. And his first attempt was three pages. The Holy Spirit kept telling him to cut it down until it got down to the following sentence, “To preach the gospel to this generation with ever increasing effectiveness.”
He said Billy Graham’s effectiveness was because he labored on what not to say. And to only say what God told him to say. His sermons were not constructed to impress the people, but to have the words the Holy Spirit could use. It didn’t need to be eloquent or profound, but the words must be words the Holy Spirit will use.
He shared about a time when he was invited to preach at a New Age convention in Sedona, AZ. And how he preached the Gospel, after removing everything he wasn’t supposed to say, saying everything he was supposed to say. And disregarding the audience reaction. When the person on the front row who began to shake, sob and break, was the woman who had organized the entire event. It was evident it was the genuine conviction of the Holy Spirit.
We cannot be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God. He said the next great miracle in the body of Christ is to end our apology tour. That we have the right to raise our voice and speak out.
This is not some message that was simply made up in the mind of man. It was born of heaven and bought by the blood of Christ. It is what caused death to subside and Christ to rise up from the grave.
Mario declared he is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ because nothing will heal a marriage like it, nothing will rid racism like it, nothing will break addiction in a body like it. It is the power of the Gospel of Christ. This IS the message.
He said, if we are silent, we are offering a false cure and just loading people down with guilt.
He mentioned the Watergate scandal and shared how when indicted, they all folded and confessed their guilt. One of the men, Chuck Colson said that it didn’t take but seven days before all of the principal people involved folded like a house of cards. But in contrast, even at the point of death, Jesus’ disciples never denied the power of the Gospel.
Mario talked about the one confession in legal language that is considered infallible, and that is the deathbed confession. Because at that moment there is no reason to lie. And yet the disciples, when facing death, continued to declare the truth of the Gospel. Terrible torment could not cause them to deny the reality of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They could not deny it because it is real!
He said if we, the church, truly knew what this meant, we would never fear what anybody thought of us when we shared it. Forget about the world believing in the Gospel, we’ve got to get the Church to believe in the Gospel. If we are embarrassed by John 3:16, how do we expect the atheist to ever become born again?
If we are ashamed of the Bible being the inerrant Word of God, how are we ever going to win these young people. They don’t need to see a silly church, like pastors inviting perverse relationships, denying the Word of God, and telling us that there is something better than the Gospel. That is foolishness! There is nothing better than the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
He said, we can blame the problems in America on Biden, or Kamala, or whoever we want. But the real culprit is that the Church stopped preaching the Gospel. We stopped preaching the best message mankind ever heard.
Mario shared the story from John 4 where Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well. And Jesus asked her for water. She asked why Jesus had asked her, since Samaritans have no dealings with Jews. Jesus responded with, “If you knew the Gift…” That is what has happened to the Church! When we forgot what the gift of the Gospel is, we stopped winning souls.
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “If you knew the Gift, you would have asked and received living water, which is the Gospel.
After sharing a bit more, Mario then asked the people to bow their heads and begin to speak to those in the room that needed Christ. Those who, if they knew the great Gift that is available, would desperately pursue it.
He challenged their hearts, and the Holy Spirit began to convict many hearts. When Mario asked for those who wanted Christ to raise their hands, hands went up all over the room.
And once again when asked to come forward, the front of the room was packed full of people. So many were hungry and desperate for the Gift that no other person or thing can provide. The gift that only comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The gift that will instantly transform a soul from death back to life.
It was such a beautiful sight to behold as Mario prayed with them and then sent them out to be ministered to.
Then Lance came back to the stage and called up all the pastors to come to the front of the room and there were as many pastors who came forward as had been there at the altar call.
Lance challenged them to take up the charge. To take what the Holy Spirit had been saying all week, stirring up their spirits to good work, to go out and preach the Gospel. To stop letting the enemy win, and instead to destroy his works with the Works of the Gospel.
The goal was to turn the work over to the pastors to take up the mantel and do the work in their churches and communities. He continued to challenge and speak into their lives. Then, together Lance and Mario prayed over them.
The night closed out with another time of worship with Catherine and her team. The power of God in that room was thick and strong. People were taking on the challenge to do the work of the Gospel.
That has to be the result. The church of America must rise up and take back our nation in the name of Jesus and through His Gospel message.
This meeting has come to end but the work is only just beginning. If you were not able to attend the meetings in person, I encourage you to go back and watch the replay of the streams for each session on the Mario Murillo Ministries Facebook page. You will be both blessed and challenged by the Holy Spirit of God!
And if you can, I encourage you to make it to one or more of the future meetings. Whether simply to attend, or to volunteer to help work, it will be transformative event in your spiritual walk. And please bring people with you, people who need the Gospel of Jesus Christ
It has been so exciting to see what God has done in these meetings! I can’t wait to see what He does next!