A Powerful Beginning in Los Angeles

by | Sep 11, 2023 | Mario Murillo Ministries, Proof4LA | 65 comments

‘Night One’ in Los Angeles was everything we’d hoped it would be. God showed up and the lives of thousands were changed. The Tent was full and there was an anticipation in the air. While the worship team was doing their sound check, many in the Tent were worshiping along with them. Some were on their faces, praying.

Then the night began, and the Victory Outreach worship team brought it! The presence of God was among us from the first note. The atmosphere was such that even workers manning the various stations outside the tent were dancing and praising the Lord as well.

This was not your typical keyboard and guitar worship. Yes, they had keyboard and guitar, but there was also brass and string instruments, and an organ. And if that wasn’t enough, after the first few songs a choir came out and took everything to another level. It was incredible – truly, we were in church!

After the last worship song, Mario took the stage and immediately started a soul winning message. He shared that our goal is not to simply shake people’s hands and give them a few words, but that our goal is to get the Devil off their backs.

Mario told a story about a young couple who were engaged to be married, but before the wedding they were in a horrible accident. The woman was killed, and the man suffered serious amnesia.

He compared this to the fall, when sin entered the world. Because of his amnesia, the young man had forgotten the love of his life. In this same say, we have forgotten our relationship with Christ.

But, he went on, there is an important difference between that young man and us. Even if he were to get all of his memories back, still, he would never have the love of his life back.

But we can come to Christ and have our amnesia lifted, and be reminded who we are and why we are here. And know that we are a brand new person, washed in the Blood, and alive!

Mario told about a time, when being a Christian in London led to much ridicule, especially in the universities. Then J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis became Christians. When the London Times asked Lewis, “How can you believe in Jesus when you can’t see Him.” Lewis responded, “I do not believe in Christ because I can see Him, but because by Him I can see everything else.”
Mario then talked about loneliness and shared how scientists have discovered that lonely people typically have a different brain structure than people who are not lonely, and found that the reason people could feel lonely even in the presence of other people, or even friends, is that they believe ‘no one understands them’.

He talked about how we suffer from loneliness and brokenness because we have taken God out of our lives, out of our schools, and our relationships, and homes, and cities, and even our churches.

“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:22-24 NKJV).

He asked, ‘How can we not see that all the corrosion and destruction of our freedom is connected to when we told God to leave. When God left, our safety left, and our sanity left.’

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men” (Romans 1:18).

Mario then spoke directly to the lost and hurting, and made a call for those who wanted Christ to raise their hands and then had them stand. People rose to their feet all over the Tent.

He called them to come forward and they came without hesitation. I’ve been amazed in the past at the size of the response, but none have matched this one!

People were stretched across the full width of the stage, and beyond, reaching to the sides of the Tent. We have had that happen before, but remember, this Tent is twice the size of our previous Tent. So the width of the crowd here in the L.A. Fairplex points to the largest response ever.

As I made my way around the Tent, I saw that not only were they stretched across the entire width of the Tent, but they were also spilling down the aisles. I don’t know how many there were, but it must have been around 1,000.

It was a beautiful sight to see so many finding their way to God, and to eternal salvation. But I also reflected, it is equally painful to know there are so many more hurting and lost people and these are just a fraction of them.

It’s a stark reminder that we are to “go into all the world and make disciples”. This is not a Mario thing, this is a God thing. Mario told us all to get out and bring the lost home, because we have a lot of work to do.

Mario prayed with the people who had come forward, then they were sent out to be ministered to by our many workers.

He then spoke about the moment we are in. He referenced a term from the Bible known as a ‘kairos’ moment – which is a time when conditions are right for the accomplishment of a crucial action.

He talked about how this gathering in L.A. happened, at the behest of God, in an incredibly short amount of time. It was an impossible amount of time, in the natural, but that it was a kairos, or incredibly important moment.

He talked about the first night of the early Azusa Street meetings, and the first night of Billy Graham’s crusade, or the first night of Aimee McPherson’s work. And how we would have felt, had we been there. He asked if we would have realized the significance of those moments, and what was about to be accomplished – how great a beginning it was. And how we are in such a moment now – not because of Mario, but because God is wanting to do something. And that what will allow it to happen is, if every person does their part, and responds to God.

He said, this is not Azusa Street, or the farmer’s market, or Angelus Temple, nor Costa Mesa. But what it is, is a kairos moment of the Holy Spirit, where God is saying, “I want to do something new in Los Angeles.” And the people cheered.

Mario spoke a bit more and then highlighted a section of the Tent where he said God has selected them to demonstrate His power.

He indicated a man who had heart disease. He had him stand and then Mario identified the five things in his body that were being healed: heart condition, liver, kidneys, feet, and spine. After identifying all these, the man confirmed it to be true and then began to move his body.

Mario called him to step out, and the man made his way out and began to jump and run his way across the front of the Tent!

He then went down into the crowd and called out five people, all of whom were being healed. The first man he prayed for had many things in his body being healed: ear, eyes, balance, heart, blood, feet, knees. As Mario prayed in tongues over him, the man fell back under the power of God.

He prayed one by one for each of the remaining people. The power of God was strong. One with an eye condition, another with hearing loss. Blood issues, diabetes, spinal pain.

The final man he prayed for from that group had a blood condition, dizziness, breathing problems, pain throughout his body, and diabetes. It was powerful to watch people being touched and healed right before our eyes. God is so good!

Mario returned to the stage and instructed the people further. He asked everyone who needed a miracle to raise their hand. And then had those around them lay hands on them and had them all pray for each other.

I love watching as an entire tent is turned into a collective minister of healing, reaching out and extending their hands to allow God to flow through them. It showed that it’s not Mario who does anything, but God Who chooses to use any of us who are willing.

As they prayed, he called out many of the healings that were taking place: emphysema, leukemia, cataracts, and epilepsy. One young girl had scoliosis. Heart disease, cancer, tumors, depression, suicide, insomnia, chronic pain, and many, many more were healed.

Mario reminded the people it was totally right and good to go to their doctor and have their healing confirmed.

There was so much healing power flowing through the Tent. It was awesome and amazing.

What a beautiful start to what will most certainly be an incredible week that we will talk about for years to come.

If you were here, you know how amazing God’s presence was. If you were not, and can in any way make your way to the Tent, there are still three nights left.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, September 11 – 13 at 7 PM. The Fairplex in Pomona, Gate 17. You will find free parking, plenty of seats, an air conditioned tent, and most importantly, the incredible presence of Almighty God!

Hope to see you there!


Downtown Los Angeles skyline during rush hour at sunset


  1. Leslie Greene

    This is beautiful testimony, may God bless your entire mission.

  2. Billy Back

    I’ve been waiting for this report. I know we are in the last days if not the beginning of the last days. I was impressed that you got the new Christians involved in the healing ministry at the very beginning. New Christians usually are the ones who have enough faith to follow through and really believe. Still in the midst of this, I think about your humbleness, Mario.

  3. Wendy

    Glory to God! Thank you Lord Jesus ! Thank you Pastor Mario and your team. We are still praying for you all.

  4. Jen

    Praise God!, from Whom ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!

  5. Garner Mark

    Awesome praise Jesus

  6. Elyce Mouskondis

    Praise be to God.
    I’m praying for the meetings and know God is doing a mighty work in His people. He will bring more people and fill the tent. People will be on their faces repenting.
    God will save California.

  7. James Lyson

    Are you ever going to go to different states we live in Michigan is it always going to be California,the Carolinas etc will you ever come to the north or east?

  8. Samuel Burns

    Glory to God for what He has done in the California area and the Lord continue the momentum of the Holy Spirit there. We declare Jesus as Lord over the LA region, Glory, Glory Glory to God. God bless you, Mario!!

  9. Susan

    Beautiful praise you Lord 🙌

  10. Brenda Dunak

    What was written in this account was exactly what I experienced. This meeting was one of the most powerful movements of God to have personally witnessed. What a privilege to be there and hear Mario speak in person. What an incredible blessing!!!
    Lives were forever changed by the power of God through Trusting in Jesus for Salvation and through the healing power of God. It was incredible! Thank You Jesus-

  11. Gregg & Mary Meens

    Praying for this success! We attended Fire and Glory in July in Colorado Springs, and sewed into this meeting. Blessings to you all!

  12. Jamie Parker-Frank

    As God was moving powerfully there in Pomona, He was also powerfully present here at our House of Glory conference at Jesus Culture Sacramento. He is MOVING, calling all the lost, prodigals, broken ones and those who society sees as I unredeemable. Thank you Father!! Thank you Jesus!! Thank you Holy Spirit!! Bring your Glory and restore us!!!

  13. Robert

    My wife and I felt honored to be volunteers. So powerful, what a blessing.

  14. Jeff Burns

    That was a good summary of last night’s crusade.

  15. Tim Sutton

    Blessed to be there! Blessed to be part of it… blessed to be part of the healing army of Prayer warriors, blessed to see the response of so many coming to receive Christ… the greatest miracle! A lost soul found…. Thanks Mario, but as you say ALL the glory goes to Christ! Tim Sutton Lewisville/Clemmons, NC

  16. Mary Anne Weeks

    I have been praying daily for an outpouring in LA. May the lost come and be saved. May every sick person receive their healing. I have sown a seed into this meeting. Thank you Rev Murillo for obeying God. I would love to be there but I live in Virginia

  17. Brenda Richards

    So awesome! Praise God

  18. Mardi

    Where can I watch these services live streamed?

  19. Kim Altemeyer

    Praise God!

  20. Ron Rupp

    Amen, this move of HOLY SPIRIT will be beyond what California has ever experienced and beyond what believers believed…Shalom Shalom

  21. Myrilla Carson

    Always love to hear what Hod is doing!!

  22. D Wms

    The updates bring joy to my spirit and tears to my eyes. 🙏❤️

  23. Judy Clair

    Praise God for the outpouring of His Spirit upon the ppl of Los Angeles!!

  24. Judith

    Praise God for His mighty power and presence at work through Mario and his team plus others!! Prayers that the remaining days will be even more spectacular unto Jesus!! ♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🔥🔥🔥

  25. Maria C. McIntire

    Praise the Lord, for His glorious healing power, so faithful is our God!!!

  26. Tommy

    When are you coming to Georgia?

  27. Tim Dunn


  28. Perry D Richerson

    I assume there is a YouTube recording of night 1; what is the video link address?

  29. Jeffrey Meyer

    Praise the Lord!

  30. JT FulMon

    This is an amazing testimony of the goodness of God. The Lord be praised for the work he is doing across this land. More Lord! Do it again.

  31. Claudia Michelli

    My daughter came to your service and loved it so grateful that God has chosen to bring you back. I Pray for you daily. Thank you for the great work that you do. I’m asking God for healing for my body too because I was in a car accident so thank you that God is faithful and he will heal me. I know he will.

  32. Carol Maynard

    Holy Father we thank you for your healing presence! Glory to God! May your will continue to be done. Thank you Jesus 🙏

  33. Patrice DuVall

    Praise God. Love to read about this

    For going on 26 years since the birth of my son, which was a miracle, I have had diabetes. I believe God is willing, wants to heal me. Please pray.

  34. Mary Mueller

    It’s truly exhilarating to read about last night’s powerful service. What link is there to watch them live? Also, will they be archived? I live in Lake Geneva, WI in the Central Standard time zone and the services start 2 hours later here (9 P.M.) and that’s getting late for me. Love you, Mario, and have been praying. Only wish I could be there in person. Please come to Madison, WI or elsewhere in southeastern Wisconsin.

  35. Susan Sharon Palmer

    Lord Jesus, may the College Students from Pomona College and the Clarement Colleges be brought by angelic hosts into these meetings.

  36. Elizabeth Jones

    We are from rural north Kansas. We are so glad to be able to access this via e-mail. We have been and will continue to pray God will do this and even more miraculous acts each night. We also pray for protection from any evil force desiring to stop this for all there.

  37. Donna Leveron

    This report blesses me, thrills me, our God is an awesome God! Hallelujah and glory to Jesus!

  38. Laura Ann Collins


  39. phyllis fernandez

    I am so thrilled by all this. Our JESUS is so good, I ask him to help with all these services. I boo hooed the whole time I was reading it I thank GOD for you Mario. Stay strong.

  40. Sharon

    Glory to God. Thank you for being available to be used of God to save the lost and heal the sick.

    Please, pray to get the devil off my back. I submit to God, I resist the devil and he MUST FLEE, never to be seen again. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen.

    The Blood of Jesus Christ.

    Please bring the tent revival to some area in Seattle Washington or the Eastside, like Bellevue Washington.

    We love you all and what you are doing. Praying in agreement for God’s will to be completed in Los Angeles.

    Strength to you and your team

  41. Terry Haight

    Thank you brother Mario for your earnest labor for the Harvest if God’s Kingdom.

  42. Todd Ward

    THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!

  43. Tom Kimmel

    Come to the tent! God wants to meet you there! If you need to be saved or healed or delivered, come to the tent. Jesus loves you and wants to touch you! Do whatever it takes, just be there.

  44. Dana Reynolds


  45. Don W. Bond

    Praise The Lord. I pray that will happen all over America. God is Great.

  46. phil beatty


  47. Glenda S Daub

    I am so hungry to grow closer to God. Lord show me what You want me to be

  48. Therese Bedard

    Amazing! How awesome God is!

  49. LeRoy Gustafson

    It would sure be nice if you had a video camera and put it on Rumble or YouTube. Maybe you did but it is not on your website and Google can not find it.

  50. Jim Gossett

    Awesome report of salvations and healings and signs and wonders. I was wondering if a call for people to be baptized in the HG was given as part of the altar because most preachers don’t give a call for the baptism in the HG but just for people to be saved

  51. Bryan Freeman

    I am moved to minister in whatever way God wants me.

  52. Dennis Conner

    Love Mario’s ministry I have followed him for 54 years. He preached for me after calling me out when he had a church in the bay area a few years ago and then came to Campbell California and we had amazing services. I pray God bless your efforts and may God give many miracles signs and wonders, and most of all souls being saved we pray for your Mario love you and your wife and your ministry team.m

  53. Clive Herrald

    I only wish I was there to witness an awesome move of God
    Keep going Maroo
    You are God’s man chosen for this moment

  54. Ray

    Is there a section for easy access for disabled persons? My mom had major surgery and spent a month in the hospital – just discharged last Thursday. She wants to come but isn’t sure she can walk far/ If anyone reads this on the team, please respond with information. I want to come as well just to be in the Lords Presence and be part of what God is doing

  55. Lupita Vidriales

    Nothing more fulfilling then taking the Word of God to the lost with signs and wonders, under the presence of our Mighty God and Saviour.
    Lupita Vidriales
    Vancouver. CANADA

  56. Edward Ten Hoorn

    What an amazing time you guys are having. Praise God for his goodness and the amazing healings taking place. I am going to pray along with you guys for the remaining nights and hope to be with you in October.

  57. Jeanine Rollins

    If you want to belong to this ministry and be a part of God moving, pray and give a donation. I have signed up for a dollar a day $30. A month. It is not much but if all who read this sign up for automatic monthly donation and pray we can be a part of this great movement of God. God bless you all!

  58. Laurie Van Wyckhouse

    Wow…praise God! We call California for Jesus!

  59. Pearl Dalton

    Awesome report if God’s miracle working grace 🙏 ♥️ 🙌
    Thanks for sharing

  60. Andrea Puerini

    Halleluiah and Praise the Lord!!!!! I have been a prayer partner along the way and it is a true blessing to hear the report of the Lord from these meetings. God continue to bless and prosper the work you are doing!!!!!
    Love in our wonderful Savior’s Name,

  61. Margaret Gail Segars Rainey


  62. Sandra

    I knew it would be awesome and praising GOD that it will get better! Prayer works! Praise HIM from whom all blessings flow.

  63. Kim Barrett

    Praise God!! What a blessing!!

  64. Annette Staub

    Please send me notices when he is coming. Again. I want to go.

  65. Lino

    Thank Jesus what Jesus Did when His Body of Believes Believe d in that center.the world Is seeing Latter rain being fulfilled before the Whole universe..Let it continue to Happen by Faith in Jesus name. thank you.



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