What God did tonight can’t be called a good meeting. This is something far beyond a good meeting. Dinuba knows—I mean the whole city knows—something supernatural is happening in the tent.
Not only did they jam the tent—it reached maximum capacity. We took precautions to bring two truckloads of chairs. We didn’t believe we would need all of them. But it they turned out to be barely enough.
Now, due to the excitement, we must make a third trip to get chairs. Tomorrow night has been announced as a miracle service. There is absolutely no doubt that an army of God’s people will scour the area to bring those who need a miracle.
The way these people took the challenge I fully expect them to be just like the people in Mark 6 :54-56 54 “And when they came out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 ran through that whole surrounding region, and began to carry about on beds those who were sick to wherever they heard He was. 56 Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”
The sermon that came thundering out of me was the most forceful challenge I have ever unleashed on an audience. I began with a question. “Who knows when it will ever be this way again? Whatever you do you must do now. Whatever changes you need to make in your schedule you need to make now.
The worst mistake you can make is to make this meeting about Mario Murillo or worse to think it is a good event but not a once in a lifetime event.
Whatever you do you must do now. Whatever changes you need to make in your schedule you need to make now.
Churches are unified. Workers are abundant. We are on a site granted by the city and that is extraordinary favor.
1 Samuel 10: 6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.
Our greatest crime would be a partial response to a total blessing.
You must seize the moment when God has placed the arrows of deliverance in your hand.
Pastors I must exhort you not to seek self-preservation. This is way bigger than just your church. God is up to something far greater than church growth.
2 King 13: 15 And Elisha said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows.” So he took himself a bow and some arrows. 16 Then he said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So he put his hand on it, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. 17 And he said, “Open the east window”; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria; for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them.” 18 Then he said, “Take the arrows”; so he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground”; so he struck three times, and stopped. 19 And the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times.”
A partial response to a total harvest. Luke 5: 4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
5 But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Let down the nets of time. Let down the nets of influence. Let down the nets of zeal.
We must know the hour of our visitation. This meeting will be remembered as a massive breakthrough or an embarrassing missed opportunity—missed because of silly things were more important that Kingdom matters.
Then I told those who were unsaved that they need to know when God is sending them help. I told them to come forward in total surrender. And like I always say, even though some say 150 came forward to be born again, only God knows the true number.
What happened tonight is going to make history. I guarantee it! My greatest challenge will be sleeping tonight. This is because an vibrant, fiery army is out there at work. They are going to bring the sick and lost to the tent. I will be kept awake by the thought that what was once just a vivid dream about highway 99—the corridor of glory is now an imposing reality that doesn’t care about how impossible a California revival may be. Stay tuned big new just ahead!