Mary Magdalene After Jesus Died

by | Apr 8, 2023 | Easter | 46 comments

One of the greatest cruelties—if not the greatest in history—was done to Mary Magdalene.  She was once sold on the streets. She knew the special insanity of demon possession.  She knew the yawning blackness of total despair.

Then Jesus rescued her.  Jesus cast out seven vicious devils—devils she thought would never leave.  Once deemed human garbage, she is now redeemed and planted into a family of indescribable love.  Things would never be the same.  Her nights of remorse, her days of futility, her shame, her emptiness, were now all distant memories.

For three years she lived a life she could have never imagined, crisscrossing Judea, hanging on Jesus’ every word, weeping gloriously over every miracle.  Each morning, she awakened a more powerful and joyous woman of God!  She thought that this would go on forever.

Each morning, she awakened a more powerful and joyous woman of God!  She thought that this would go on forever.

People use the phrase “nothing could be worse…”  They use it before describing something unimaginably terrible.  I will use it this way: Nothing could be worse than to be in hell, and then taste heaven, only to return back to hell.

Then on that fateful Friday, it all went horribly, horribly wrong.  How could the One Who called the dead back to life and silenced a storm at sea, be arrested?  How could the One Who gave words of exquisite beauty, love and wisdom, be tortured and killed?  No one wanted to save Jesus more than Mary.  No one felt more horror and helplessness than she.

No one wanted to save Jesus more than Mary.  No one felt more horror and helplessness than she.

That night, profound hope had given way to even deeper bitterness and disappointment.  She must have thought, “If only I had never met Him.  If only He had left me to die in the streets.”  She slept only after exhaustion became more powerful than sorrow.   Too wounded to go on living, and perhaps too tired to commit suicide…

Mary is of special importance to me today, because her testimony is the best one I can think of as we commemorate this Good Friday, in such a dark time as the one we are living in.  Mary’s miracle is the miracle America needs now!

Here’s why: When the first shafts of Sunday morning light stirred her awake, she dreaded it.  If ever a heart was broken beyond repair—if ever a soul would rage against the approach of hope—if ever a woman just wanted to go back to sleep and never wake up, it was Mary.

That is why she was shocked when she felt an odd energy coming over her.  She soon felt an even stranger impulse—to go to the tomb where Jesus lay!  How could she return to the only spot on earth that could reopen her wound?

What overruled her despair?  What fuel was driving her so completely against her common sense and her broken heart? 

What overruled her despair?  What fuel was driving her so completely against her common sense and her broken heart?  Paul answers that emphatically! “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).

Do you know any therapist capable of rebuilding the ashes and rubble of her soul?  Can any drug, any teaching, any relationship, reassemble her heart the way the gentle but powerful Comforter could?

We all know about the power of the resurrection: it was the greatest display of power the universe has ever known; even greater than the alleged “big bang” that, theoretically, began the universe. The resurrection sent shock waves through the principalities and powers of darkness.  It shattered Satan’s power and stripped him of the keys of death and Hell (Rev. 1:8).  Jesus set the captives free in the bowels of the earth, and “led captivity captive” (Ephesians 4:8).

But, the first burst of resurrection power was much gentler. Mary was the first human to feel the power of the resurrection.  Her eyes, which were red and sore from sobbing, were now refreshed and clear.  Her arms which had hung limp from heartsick lethargy were now responsive, strong, and full of purpose. She sat up and found hope pumping through her veins. She wondered, “Why!”

A notion seized her, gently, but firmly.  She knew she was to go to the tomb, and she immediately got going!  Washing up, brushing her hair, and quickly getting dressed. All the while the expectancy of an indescribable ‘something’ was building in her soul.  Before she knew it, she was out the door, and charging toward her worst fear.  Only, now, she was not afraid.

She found the tomb vacant. Then she turned and saw Him whom her soul loved.  Many awesome things happened that Easter, but none more wonderful than Mary reunited with her Savior.

 She is the best testimony I can think of for our national dreams that have gone up in smoke. 

In the genetically altered, politically charged, drug addicted, violent purgatory that is America today, Mary Magdalene stands as a poignant figure.  She is the best testimony I can think of for our national dreams that have gone up in smoke.  Our culture has wearied itself with perversion…hunting down everything natural and replacing it with a disfigured counterfeit. It has marched, protested, and boycotted the very color and life out of everything—to the point that everything is a cause for taking offense.

What happened to Mary, is proof that there is nothing better than the Gospel.

America!  This is what you need!

“Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons” (Mark 16:9).

JESUS APPEARED FIRST TO MARY!  He had never forgotten her. He knew she was suffering the most, so He healed this precious soul first!

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  1. Jim and Minnie Lou Long

    Thank you, Mario. You dig those verses out of the Bible which I have read many, many times and explain them in a way to give them and me new life. Hallelujah! and have a blessed and wonderful Resurrection Sunday! Amen!!

    • Stan Harrington

      Thanks for the good word. Hope for our nation continues to rise. Let’s continue to pray and act. Sent from the Fingerlakes Region of NYS.

  2. Ronald Sellers

    Great message. My heart aches for many people I know who are spiritually floundering since the last 3 years. If we ever needed a revelation of the risen Jesus, we need it now.

    • Larry E Meeks

      Last Days

    • Samuel Burns

      Great word Mario, thanks for bringing this story alive to me in a fresh new way. Blessings to you and Happy Resurrection Sunday.

  3. Marlene Nichols

    This is a powerful word of the Lord. I relate to it because my name Marlene is a contraction of Mary Magdalene.

  4. Jeff Lyon

    Have you left Flashpoint?

    • Mario Murillo


      • Linda

        I am so sorry you have left Flashpoint. You are missed, however, I am happy to know you have found another outlet for your wonderful mimistry. America and the world needs God more now than any other time in History. Our big, beautiful world has lost its moral compass and has been blinded by evil. God bless you, and thank you for always sharing the truth.

      • Karla

        Hi Mario, I’ve been hearing Mary Magdalene in my spirit since Good Friday. Now I read this! way after the fact. Thank you. Out of all the people she was the first to see him and the glory. Wow. Mario what’s a good church in the Tracy Ca area? I keep visiting diff ones but havnt found that one that is full deliverance and a new church home base? Even Manteca Stockton lathrop? Thank you. 💕🕊 p.s. I’ve been to see you preach as a teen with my mom. Love u brother in Christ Jesus.

  5. Patricia

    Powerful and truth revealed for America.

  6. Elizabeth B Cannon


  7. Shirley

    Thank you for the words of encouragement for the time we are living in.

    • Teresa Walker

      Please pray for me and my children and grandchildren. I plead the Blood of Jesus over us all. Heb4:16 I go in confidence to His Throne of grace to ask for mercy and grace in my time of need.

  8. Ruth Blackwell

    Thank you Mario for all you do for God and His kingdom.

  9. Emilio Jose Arsuaga

    Mario, God bless you! I was a partner with you when you started the Ministry!
    Jesus has supported and empowered your work inspite of all obstacles!
    Stay well! Blessings!!

  10. phil beatty


  11. Barbara E Burt

    Thank you very much for an awe inspiring account of Resurrection Sudnay from Mary Magdallene’s perspective. Her love for Jesus and His love for her woke her up on that Sunday morning by the power of Holy Spirit to go and see Him face to face. Gives me, all of us, hope in Him and His Word for our lives and for America. People , trust the Word, it is The Truth!

  12. Rabbi Roger Fearing

    Shalom Marrio, we miss you on Flashpoint. I say we, because I speak not only for myself, but also for my wife, Bonnie Fearing. We hope that someday that situation will be rectified and the your relationship with KCM and Flashpoint will resume. We will keep you and your ministry in prayer until then and will stay abreast of what you and Lance Wallnau will continue to blessed as the both of you seek what YAH has instore for you both. Stay strong and faithful in your battle against the powers of darkness. Baruk haShem – Blesse be His Name, and His Son, Yeshua.

    Rabbi Roger Fearing – Sandusky, Ohio

    • Bob Reeves

      You speak for many, Rabbi.

  13. Terrence Marler

    Thanks for Fire Power! I look forward to the great and inspiring content .

  14. Betty

    What a beautiful Easter message of love and hope. Thank you. You have brought this Easter alive to me in a way like never before. Be blessed Mario. Much love, Betty

  15. Christine Winnan

    Thank you so much Mario…this blog has touched my heart and given me hope….and tells me…along with your recent lead the evangelical movement against the false shepherds…that you are leading ‘The Way’.
    In 1985 I had an amazing inexplicable experience…I had dreams, saw visions and wrote as I was guided. I was guided to Isaiah 49 and when I read verse 7 the words “who chooses you” came alive and leapt from the page at me. I believe the time is come for for the 144000 shepherds of Revelation 7 and 14 to stand up as YHWH is here to shepherd His own sheep (Ezekiel34). You are leading ‘the way’
    Here is what i wrote about Mary Magdalene at that time which leads me to understand after this blog of yours, that you understand. The following is what I was inspired to write around that time:

    Love was crucified in me
    In my heart
    For my Lord who was crucified on the stake
    Is the spirit of love
    And all the love I give from my heart
    Is from him.
    My heart was his tomb
    For he was in the heart of the Magdalene.
    Her heart died as his heart died on the stake
    And her heart became his tomb.
    She watched weeping as he died in agony
    And their eyes met in paradise
    Each in the other
    For they loved beyond death.
    He fertilized her dream with his spirit
    The spirit of love
    And the tomb became a womb
    For love des not destroy
    Love creates
    And they loved beyond death.
    Love goes dead to the tomb
    And comes to life in the womb.
    Through love he has brought life to death
    He has brought TIME to naught.
    For love transcends TIME
    Through his death comes a seed of life
    For they loved beyond death.
    The wedding night has passed
    And the seed planted in paradise
    In the womb of the dawn
    Of the day of my Lord
    The seed is one
    It must multiply and become one again in the flesh
    Spirit and flesh united in harmony
    Then multiply again
    To a greater whole
    In the spirit of my God
    NOT in three dimensional TIME
    But in one time

    YHWH’s blessings to you Mario…..good shepherd.

  16. Pat Connell

    Dear Mario,
    My husband & I are huge fans of FlashPoint.
    Your absence translates into a massive dark hole for us.
    Your voice, presence & evangelical opinions are sorely missed.
    We are fervently praying for a spiritual stitching of this situation.
    We will be listening to your podcast tomorrow evening in anticipation of resolving our Mario withdrawal syndrome.
    You are a mammoth blessing.

  17. Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

    MARIO, this message is exactly what we needed. If it could only appear

    tomorrow in Every newspaper—not only in America—but all around the world.

    “When JESUS comes, All tears are wiped away. HE takes the gloom, and HE fills our lives with singings—for ALL IS CHANGED WHEN JESUS COMES TO STAY.”

  18. Karla Velez

    Thank you Mario for this wonderful and uplifting message. It is very special to me because right now I have my husband Edgardo Velez in the hospital ICU he died 2 times and was revived, however he is still unconscious, we were unsure if he will wakeup, but after reading your message I have peace in my heart that he is in the Lords hands and he will wakeup and be fine. God Bless you , your family and your ministry.

  19. Joan Locke

    As I read your Blog, I could not stop crying. Grabbing onto Hope! Praising the Almighty for His Love and Faithfulness to me! Blessings to you, Mario & Team from a Californian.

  20. Mary Hargrave

    Thank you for the story about Mary.

  21. Fred Croy

    How often will Firepower be seen and will it show on Directv?
    Bless you for your stand on God’s word.

    • Mario Murillo

      Fred, we will begin on Facebook and on Youtube and expand as God opens the doors.

  22. Patricia


  23. Collin R Williams

    We also miss you on Flashpoint. The program is not the same without you. Your voice is missed.

  24. Marsha Zarembski

    I so appreciate this message. Today I especially felt a heaviness for the state of this nation, a discouragement coming over me. But I find hope and comfort in this blog, as also I have found I your testimonies of the tent meetings. This stirs my heart and I feel excitement come over me , believing they the lord is moving indeed. I want to be a part of this great awakening!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Anthony


  26. Edward Flores

    The sin of the church in America is that we have not loved our Lord Jesus Christ with all our heart. We have been half-hearted in loving him and we have thus walked in disobedience in small and large ways. We have failed to love our Lord Jesus with our whole heart. We have allowed other things and others to crowd our heart with their needs and anxieties. We have been too busy with church activities to make time for being still and quiet before Father God. Mario, on the third Tuesday of January, 2020, I had a dream in which the Holy Spirit showed me a basement of a church, and in it were the sins of the church in America. I was told that Father God was going to shake the church to separate a remnant army of bold, courageous, humble, obedient, and faithful Christ followers unafraid to even face death in the coming severe persecution. That this remnant would proclaim the Gospel and Father God’s eternal truth even to the powers of government without fear even unto death. For an hour and a half I repented of attitude sins that were blocking the anointing of the Holy Spirit moving in my life and in my family to prepare us to be part of Father God’s remnant army. Thank you for coming out of retirement and being an loving and obedient humble fearless Christian example.

  27. Donna Slingluff

    Mario, you are such a blessing to me and to so many. This message about Mary Magdalen was moving. I felt her emotions that you so beautifully described. Praying this Easter season will bring many to repent of their past and find new life in Christ as she exemplified. Jesus is our only hope for this nation.


    First Jesus addressed her as Woman. Which was the same name as Adams wife. She did not answer to that name. Then Jesus called her Mary. Then she knew him. When happened in that instant is Jesus reversed the curse. Peter’s first sermon led 3,000 to The Lord. That also reversed the curse which God put of the followers of Moses after they built the golden idol. With those two incidents, it should be obvious that Jesus took our penalty, paid for it with His life and reversed the curse which we no longer need to consider. Praise God. Praise Jesus. Praise Holy Spirit.

  29. Dr. Gary L. Smith

    Thank you for sharing.

  30. Jerry Givan

    Yes, an awesome word and revelation start this day. Thank you! We are seeing a political party waving their fist in Gods face, welcoming evil into our land. But God, can still save America!

  31. Ron Rupp

    Great analogy for America. I was part of the JESUS Revolution, 1972, hippies in their Volkswagen buses with the big flowers on the side with a heart for love. It was what America needed and I see its happening again, different, yet the same. YESHUA is coming back into this country to take the Gospel of The Kingdom to the world…

  32. Molly Jennings


  33. Shirley Curtis

    We also miss you on Flash Point. Are you going to continue your Hwy 99 Tent Revivals in California? Attended your Hanford, CA revival. Praying for you and your ministry, will watch tonight.

  34. Mark Benassi

    Great commentary. I wish there was more commentary like this on the roles women often play in the Bible, acting in unexpected and uniquely meaningful ways really going all the way back to Eve. I liked a comment someone made to me this week as well about how Miriam made sure to bring the instruments for everyone to sing because she knew their escape from Pharoh would succeed.

  35. Penny

    Last year I volunteered to bring a study on Mary Magdalene to a women’s breakfast. I was surprised to find in my research that a bishop, in 351ad started the rumor that Mary was a prostitute. He felt to glorify the biblical story. Unfortunately, I can’t find my notes right now, but it was an interesting study and I would encourage you, Mario, and others to study this. She came from the city, Magdela, on the Sea of Galilee, known for processing fish. It is thought that she was a woman of good financial means. The city itself was thought of as a financially prosperous place. However, in the studies it is believed by some scholars that she may have been oppressed or dealing with depression and that was what she received deliverance from. Having dealt with issues of this kind myself, I can tell you, I would be thrilled to be delivered of this once and for all!
    I also had interesting notes on Mary at the tomb. For instance, she was the only one who got to touch Jesus before he ascended to his Father. Jesus said, “stop clinging to me”. No one else got that privilege.

  36. Ros Hager

    Thank you for this very encouraging word.
    You were responsible for several amazing
    miracles at my church. I was so encouraged
    by your teaching that I prayed for a boy who
    was born without arms. He was about ten years old.
    He got two brand new arms. Several attorneys
    helped me and my three boys escape from town.
    Keep on preaching.

  37. Pierre Cusson

    There is a mistake in the Mary Magdalene text on your web site.
    In the 7th paragraph, in the latest post section titled : Mary Magdalene after Jesus died, is written No one wanted to save Jesus more than Mary. It should read: No one wanted to save Mary more than Jesus.

    It’s Jesus that wanted to save Mary.

    May God continuously bless your Ministry Almightily through his Welcoming Heart.



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