ARE YOU A WOUNDED HEALER?

by | Apr 2, 2024 | Living Proof Tent Crusades | 77 comments

It is clear that a new breed of weapon is about to emerge.  They are the wounded healers.  Who are these people?  Well, they do not have every hair in place or a clean record.  They are not the sanitized, immaculate version of the Body of Christ.

They have messed up and then gotten back up.  Trampled and left for dead, God restored them! They have no image to protect or ego to wound.  They are the most dangerous people that Satan will ever face!

They gained all new appetites in the furnace of affliction. They do not need the glory, and they eschew titles and awards.  Their unswerving passion is to show compassion and take prisoners of love.  You cannot get them to fight over doctrine, because they have been to the Cross.  They know the Blood that bought them, and then brought them back to life.

They are the most dangerous people that Satan will ever face!

They are like Peter at Pentecost.  Only a soul who has been handed another chance after denying the Lord three times will understand the inner fire of a wounded healer.  Who could write such a dangerous song as Amazing Grace but John Newton whose plaque says, “Once an infidel and libertine / A servant of slaves in Africa / Was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST / restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the Gospel which he had long laboured to destroy.”

 You cannot find such zeal in religious do-gooders who never brave beyond ivied halls of respectability.   You will not find this flame in the bleachers where the cold souls sit and keep score, but who will never take the field.

Wounded healers do not boast of clean uniforms and of battles evaded, but of scars and gates of hell invaded.  They have no preaching pedigree, only a song that sets the captive free.

We all know of the verse in Daniel 11:32 that says,” Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.“    What we tend to overlook is the verse that comes later that speaks of the wounded healers.  Daniel 11:35 says,” And some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.”

 This is a word for you my friend!  Your attack is not to destroy you but to refine you!  Your rejection and your abandonment are not meant for shame, but for purity.   It does not matter how your garments appear to Pharisees, only that they are white before God.

The most incredible news is this… though religious voices have disqualified you; your destiny is yet for an appointed time!   The door that God holds open, stays open!

Now let us look at another aspect of the Wounded Healer.  They are able to reach the masses that the regular church cannot.  Therefore, they are the perfect weapon for this moment, at the end of all things. If only these special-ops believers could see who they are, and lose their need for the approval of cookie cutter Christians, then they will become God’s tractor beam for lost souls.

It does not matter how your garments appear to Pharisees, only that they are white before God.

Getting rid of the fear of man was the principal prize that so many of you gained in adversity.   So many of you wrote to me about the horrific events of your life and in the face of everything else, it became so real, how much God meant everything and the approval of your judges meant nothing.  Truly, you shouted, “If God is for us, who can be against us!”

Many wrote of the life of power that rose out of the ashes of despair. They felt equipped to do more than ever. They felt useful and lethal!! AMEN!!    This has to be the purest meaning of 2 Corinthians 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

 Look around you and you will see how a new generation of leader is coming to the fore.  They do not wait for committee approval.  They rent a school auditorium in a bad area and just start preaching.  They preach raw sermons with an open heart and crowds come from everywhere.

Their frontline ministry is unlisted in the who’s who of the council of Churches but Jesus feels just fine showing up every time they meet! Look again and see others who carry “unlicensed weapons”.  They open their homes to youth.  They send out food, clothes and love in the most unconventional ways imaginable all with the smile of God.

Wounded healers may not wear denominational labels.  They do not schmooze in the right rooms, but they carry the fight to where it matters the most.  They operate under direct orders of the King of Kings!

When you see one, you will know them.  They will not judge you and no matter how far gone you feel, they will see you through the lens of the Holy Spirit.  They will see you as you will look after your miracle has come.  You will feel welcome in their presence and you will look priceless in their eyes.  They do not view the sinner as a commodity, but as kidnapped royalty.

What about you?  What will you do with your adversity, pain and shame?  All I can do is tell you what I did.  At the lowest point of my life, God was waiting for me to make a choice.  I chose to minister wherever the door opens, and to preach from now on as if each message is my last.

Wounded healers may not wear denominational labels.  They do not schmooze in the right rooms, but they carry the fight to where it matters the most. 

Deciding to go on when you feel nothing but agony, is the greatest victory that you will ever win.   Not caring who gets the credit will rip the lid off your limits.

What are you and I waiting for?  We have loved ones to snatch back!  We have miracles to unleash on lost souls.   There is a whole world out there that has never even heard of church fights or legalistic regulations.

When Elijah told the widow to go and get as many containers as she could and God would fill them with oil, she realized that the condition of the cans, bottle, pails, or pots was not important.  God put oil in all of them.   Wounded healers are not perfect containers, they are simply full of oil and that is all that truly matters.

God knows what he is doing.  Saul of Tarsus was the wounded healer who surpassed all of the twelve disciples.  He felt unworthy to be a disciple and said so in no uncertain terms.  Yet, he attributed his unsurpassed labor for Christ to his awareness that he was a broken vessel.

There is a whole world out there that has never even heard of church fights or legalistic regulations.

Jesus showed another power of the wounded healer in Luke 7:44- 47, “Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon (the Pharisee), “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.  You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

Therefore, to all you wounded healers, I say, you will not get credit from the religious peanut gallery, so you will have to be content with accomplishing more than any of them will for Christ, and loving the Lord more than they can ever imagine!

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77 Comments

  1. Mel L

    Sometimes the water-boy knows the needs of the team better than the professional coach!

    Reply
    • Bernadette Pickles

      Thank you for describing me. This is one of your best letter to us yet. Praise God

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    • phil beatty

      AMEN!!!!!

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      • Sds

        I agree I have been through the furnace of affliction. God bless you all. I hope to accomplish a lot for Christ!

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  2. Craig Close

    WOWTHANK YOU GOD DONE ANINCREDABLR WORK INMY LIFE THISEASSTER

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    • Mike Mesnard

      I just read this. I am a subscriber. I never thought I would ever read another’s persons words that would describe me and what and where I’m currently at. What I just read is so amazing that if I were to sit down with you personally and tell everything, all you would have to do is put my name in each question and sentence.
      Thank you Marrio for being the fearless, unwoke, non politically correct,unapologetic, uncompromising true Man of God you are! One of my bucketlist dreams is to come see and hear you preach someday! Thank you for everything you do for the kingdom of God!

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  3. Colin Toynbee

    Thank you for this inspiring blog..It is speaking to my heart..

    May the Lord bless you..

    Posting from UK.

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    • CHerry Bethea

      Amen. Experiencing this now!

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      • Patty

        Our Prayer Warriors here in Florida have and continue to pray for Phoenix Arizona tent meeting and and follow-up afterwards.

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  4. Michelle Proctor

    So inspiring

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  5. Joan

    Yet another timely word from you Man of God. Thank you Mario. My heart needed this. Never ceasing to pray and glorify Our YAHWEH! May He continue to guide your hands in all things.

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  6. Marie E

    This is a good Word, brother. Those who haven’t been through the fire have a difficult time relating to the broken souls that we encounter every day. If we can be Jesus’s hands a feet despite what we’ve endured in the fire, it would change the trajectory of this nation!

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  7. Ray

    Praise God forevermore !!! what an awesome ,encouraging word bro Mario !! To God be the glory !!

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    • Dawn Pickard

      Could this be me?I’m still alive and still standing,I have not given up,I love the lord no matter what.wounded and still standing.broken but still breathing.

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  8. Sandra Schurr

    A simple Amen Mario! You nailed it on the head! Carry on warrior! What other cities are you planning on invading? Wish i could help in Arizona. But have to work. It’s been an honor to work Colorado and LA. May His fire catch every broken reed aflame for His glory!!

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  9. Joe. Manuel Leite

    This is perfect for the time

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  10. Karen Secrest

    Thanks for the encouragement. I was told long ago by a well known that he couldn’t use me because I wasn’t “established”..
    Bless His Name l

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    • Annette Vickery

      Thank you Brother Mario for being a willing vessel. It really should not matter where we came from, the where we’re going is what’s important.

      Reply
  11. Kenya Humphrey

    Please pray for me for a complete healing. I had a stroke Dec 29th and I know Father God will heal me. And pray for my family those who love Christ but have strayed and those who don’t believe in Christ Jesus.
    My family needs Jesus

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    • Sandra

      Keep praying and believing and you will see them come in even if after you go home. Praying for your healing but know it is demonic and command him to leave in JESUS name!

      Reply
  12. H Cappadonia

    Marathoning as a slightly old, a little bit sick, and sort of fat person has positively changed my perspective. Its now bent in the direction this post by Mario is going:

    WINNING doesn’t always mean you came in FIRST

    WINNING means you FINISHED!

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  13. Larry Lavallee

    YES !!! Having gone thru the refiners fire has allowed me to be more compassionate towards the lost than ever before. My “Testimony” is my story of my testing, and deliverance by a MERCIFUL GOD!!! When I share what the Lord has done for me, and in me, people listen. It’s genuine, and JESUS is being lifted up, and The Holy Spirit is filling my mouth to speak directly to the individual who needs to know The LOVE OF JESUS!!! THIS TRULY IS AMAZING GRACE!!! HALLELUJAH See you in Batavia NY in June, Lord Willing 🙂

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  14. Mary Jo Kinney

    i need deliverance frm. perscription drugs NOW!!! not years yet, i pray and askmin jesus name Amen.

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    • John Tench

      Ms Mary jo Kinney deliverance Now! Faith Now faith is.. the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen NOW I pray for you agreeing for the NOW of our faith to collide with the NOW of every root of pain to be torn from you and covered with healing balm and all needs would be met so you will be free. NOW stand and identify with the sufferings of Christ His yoke is easy and His burden light , our momentary afflictions are light when in Him we stand! Blessings Mary Jo a soldier wounded yet healed!

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  15. Thomas Holohan

    Well another straight from the throne, devil killing, fear binding, demon chasing Angel releasing word from God and the good news is it’s all true. Thank you again evangelist mario..

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  16. Dan

    What a word of freedom for those who thought they could never be used again for the purposes of the Lord. No longer bound by the chains of guilt or criticism.

    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Gal. 5:1).

    Praying for you Mario and the team of believers God has sent to plow the field in Phoenix.

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  17. Steven W. & Doris Honeycutt

    Thanks Bro Mario! You were talking straight at me.

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  18. Patricia jeter

    Blessed just to read this and just imagine being able to witness this. Praying for this next tent meeting of yours and others across this land.

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  19. Jody Cook

    As usual, your articles are amazing Mario! Thank you for your unwavering service. Just one request: could you create a share button for the “What’s App” app?

    Blessings!

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    • Diane Nunley

      Nice! Exciting! We are in the midst of God’s appointment for our neck of the woods. Set free from the institutional church, being prepared to be the church as the first century church was taught from Jesus! Priesthood of all believers, ready to share the gospel by our lives. Not man-made, but Spirit led! It’ll be a challenge, but He’s leading us and always will.

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  20. Esther Gibbs

    Wow is all I can say as being one of the deeply wounded but now being used in His service and on fire for Him! Thank u so very much for this message and yesterdays also lit a fire! May Gods Presence b felt everywhere you and all the workers go to show the love of our Beautiful Savior!!!!

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  21. Ron Rupp

    Give me the cave Adullum’s , the Lone Rangers

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  22. James Ciotkosz

    Many of these Wounded Healers have been in the making for over 30 years.

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  23. Tom Saunders

    Thank you, brother. I have been in the fire as a failed man of God for 36 years. Today I know why.

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    • DON CAMPBELL

      tom. GOD’S PLAN WILL BE COMPLEATED AND ALL OF US
      ‘WOUNDED HEALERS” WILL NOW COME FORTH AS LAZURUS OUT OF THE TOMB BOUND HAND AND FOOT AS THE WORLD SEES US, BUT TOTTALLY ALIVE AND WELL ON THE INSIDE BLESS HIS HOLY NAME

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  24. Mary Kuhr

    This was powerful. Thank you.
    Re the video labeled WHAT WILL REALLY HAPPEN APRIL8. What he said about it. Was it cut? There was not a word about it. It was it labeled incorrectly?

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  25. Barbara Buck

    Beautiful, truthful and powerful words of truth. Thank you brother, Mario.

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  26. Christina

    Excellent, true and beautifully written article…Thank you very much!

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  27. Tanner from Louisiana

    When you see one, you will know them. They will not judge you and no matter how far gone you feel, they will see you through the lens of the Holy Spirit. They will see you as you will look after your miracle has come. You will feel welcome in their presence and you will look priceless in their eyes. They do not view the sinner as a commodity, but as kidnapped royalty 💯

    Wounded healers are not perfect containers, they are simply full of oil and that is all that truly matters 💯

    Powerful word Brother Mario. All I can say is HALLELUJAH❗️

    John 21
    Jesus RESTORES Peter

    15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”

    He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

    He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

    16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?”

    He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”

    He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

    17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”

    And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

    Jesus said to him, Feed My sheep 💯

    Build the tents 🏕️ fill the stadiums 🏟️

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  28. John and Karen DeYoung

    Mario, Amen and Amen , will be in Georgia for the courage tour.

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  29. Nancee Tanner

    I am a “wounded healer” as a result of parental estrangement. I still felt shame when I began writing my soon-to-be-published book MISSING PIECES Surviving Parental Alienation/Estrangement & Embracing Life and composing songs of God’s healing path directed through my horrific journey that will hopefully be a source of hope and healing to parents going through this TRIAL BY FIRE. I can still proclaim that GOD IS GOOD and HIS MERCY endures forever despite the betrayal and abuse of those we love the most.

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  30. Tony Perone

    We “wounded healers”, crushed by the shame and guilt of sin ridden lives, have come to ask, as in Romans 8, “Who can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?” We know “it is God who justifies us…who is he who condemns us? It is Christ that died for us, and who has risen from the dead for us”! Hallelujah! We saved, our souls healed, by His blood. Amen.

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  32. Laura

    I can’t even begin to explain how this FIT ME LIKE A GLOVE! Very anointed, Mario. These past few weeks I wanted approval from the religious peanut gallery because I poured my heart out to them about a trial I went thru and how much God helped me. Crickets. Your letter has helped me more than you know.

    On another note, what ever happened to Lance Wallnau being a part of your meetings?

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    • Nancy Mock

      Lance is going to be with him at the Phoenix meetings!

      Reply
  33. Shanda Donahue

    Thank you I needed to hear this today. I’m one of those wounded healers. Thank you for your heart to win souls. That’s my heart and to lay hands on souls to be healed.

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  34. James Chupp

    Thank you so very much, Mario!!!

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  35. Gretchen Anne Carter

    Beautiful. I shared this with many.

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  36. Fay Durham

    I like to think of us as Wounded Warriors, left for dead by men but not by God!
    Praise the Name of the Lord!

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  37. Angela L Vann

    Preach; Brother Murillo, preach!

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  38. Joanne and AL Villegas

    This blog has encouraged us immensley! We are ready, willing, and able, as the Lord leads us into the battle and the Holy Spirit fills us and guides us every step of the way for such a time as this.

    Reply
  39. Paul Doyle

    Mario, I’ve loved all your blogs. But this one is your greatest yet! Holy Ghost fuel b@had been poured into my tank!
    God bless you, God’s General!

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    • Paul Doyle

      Should say “Has been”

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  40. Paul Doyle

    Sorry. Should say “has been”

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  41. Timothy P Dunn

    wow< I needed thid today, God bless you and your ministry, help will ariive in Pheonix, God always fills your tent, he will fill it with workers also.

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  42. Carolyn Brooks

    Thank you God for Mario Murillo! Only those who have been in the fire can deliver others who are in the fire!!

    Reply
  43. Alyce

    WOW!! MARIO!! This is a terrific anointed, powerful truth every
    “squeaky clean” every hair in place, latest style, prim and proper, doctrinally correct Christian must hear, read and absorb!!
    Thank you for always speaking truth from the Heart of God!!! 🙏♥️

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  44. Gerald Snoeyink

    There is a great book called “THE WOUNDED HEALER” by Henri Noun. It is a great bookend well with the read

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  45. Gerald Snoeyink

    I must add a clarification to the author’s name. The corrected name is Henri Nouwen and not as shown previously. Sorry for the mixup

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  46. M J Joyce

    Mario, you just do not know how much I needed this Wounded Healer message at this time. It has been horrific. Thank you my friend.

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  47. Carole Christian

    Truer words were never spoken

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  48. John G Cowper-smith

    Great word, and so true when I see God moving in this way all around us. Prais His Holy name.

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  50. Beverly Lewey

    Thank you Mario, for this courageous FirePower message, which is such an encouragement to me! I was priviledged to be a volunteer at your tent crusades in Colorado Springs the past 2 years & thank you so much for coming to Radiant Church there last Sunday, where I came for all 3 services, for a spiritual shot in the arm (heart). I am leaving the church I have been attending as a member for the past 7 or 8 years, because they are woke, lukewarm cowards & not winning souls. So I have decided to send the larger part of my Tithe to your ministry , since you are working by the Holy Spirit to win souls for the Lord. I have just one silly suggestion – is there some way I can print your blogs without including the pictures, since they use up so much ink on my printer & I want to print them out, to keep for future (daily) inspiration. God bless you Mario, with continued good health & energy & guidance from the Lord.

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  51. Claudia Solt-Ames

    Thank you for the confirmation, Mario! While I included your ministry when I reached out to pastors, those I thought were different from the rest, those who appear to be concerned about the many still lost. I truly did not expect your ministry to respond because you’re busy doing what it is that I am called to take my gifts out to, and within a week you post this blog, which is more than I could have asked for considering I wasn’t asking anyone for anything other than direction, low and behold, you DID answer to a lot of us via this blog! This is just one reason why I have paid attention to you for years, watching and listening… Thank you!

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    • Willett Amie

      I was just about to “Move” this Email to a Folder to Save and Read ‘some other day’, but the Spirit said, “No, read it now”. I’m
      so glad I did.
      If the Lord says the same, I’ll be seeing my 66th birthday soon. I’ve gone through some life-altering changes, receiving an amputation 12 years ago and all for the good, because my life changed‼️ I’ve shared my Testimony for three years until God told me that’s enough. I can only believe that who needed to hear it ~ heard it🙏🏾
      Now what? Am I meant to sit in my wheelchair, study God’s Word (without a Pastor/Teacher) and rely on the Holy Spirit to teach me ~ Yes, maybe. But whatever I’m meant to do, I will be the Best wounded ‘worker’ I can be.
      I will await that recognizable voice to give me what I am to do next.
      And where he leads me, I will follow✝️

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  52. DWms

    The fellowship of His suffering. As I look at the trauma or rejection in my own life and meditate on what Jesus experienced I can’t help but feel closer to Him.Big miscalculation by the enemy. It only draws us closer and makes us stronger and more determined. Blessings MMM

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  53. Dianne Bourgeois

    Luke 5:31 Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Hope to the Hopeless and Help to the Helpless. Praying for a great outpouring of his Spirit and anointed altar workers for his Harvest.

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  54. Joe and Lori Pileggi

    My God! You might as well have started this article with “Dear Joe”, because never has a message been aimed so directly at me as this one! Thank you, Mario, for hearing from Holy Spirit and being the channel through which He spoke from His heart, through yours, to mine!

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  55. Sandra

    Awesome word and praying for the greatest soul saving tent meeting this month in Phoenix than ever before! The lost and the staying at home christians are arising and coming to Christ(especially in my family) like never before!! Think they feel HE is soon coming? I think so! God bless you and your ministry!

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  56. Sarah

    AMEN 💛 AMEN 💛 AMEN 💛
    The 🔥 of affliction has been painful BUT HE 👑 IS WORTHY ❤️🙏🏻🙌🏻

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  57. Philip Paul DeVries

    After fifteen years in so-called Spirit-filled ministry, something not from God came forth and I can only thank God for two crazy friends who would not let me stay down and stuck with me until I was fully restored. The last almost forty years have been rich with the glory of Jesus and walking in total accountability, staying low at the feet of Jesus. Thanks for sharing this piece on wounded healers.

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  58. Terry Haight

    Wow, Mario, you are on fire. I hope and pray that this fire will spread like a wild fire in a strong wind. You certainly got the message out. God Speed friend.

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  59. NickT

    So good.

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  60. Corina Kostreba

    Wow. This hit me like a rock going 300 miles per hour.
    You just nailed my last 30 years.
    I spent 30 years in the desert. Boy was it hot. During those years, I also became an experienced cave dweller.
    The Fire has been raging and ever so hot, but I have no regrets. Yeshua was always there.
    I came to the Lord at age 6, but at age 12, I made a decisive and clearheaded commitment. By 13, I received the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
    The story of Nicky Cruz drove me closer to the Lord as a youngster. God has always been there.

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