“Even in Her Fallen State, America Is a Firewall Against Evil”
Mario Murillo, Nashville, TN
America Is a Firewall
I have a vision for America. Here is how the Lord is restoring our nation, right now. From our inception, we have been blessed for three reasons: To preach the Gospel, as the pilgrims covenanted with God; to stand with Israel; and to care for impoverished nations and peoples.
Recently in an interview, I was asked about that vision. I said, “Even in our fallen, backslidden, immoral state, we still stand as a firewall. As a firewall, the United States stands against demonic plans. Satan looks at America and says, ‘I can’t do what I want in bringing the antichrist, the beast, and world domination as long as American freedom exists.’ And when we pray, that essential knowledge must be in our mind.”
Keep Your Eyes on the Lord and Stand!
I went on to say that I was calling both pastors and intercessors to recognize that we are currently at war with satan’s plans. In discussing Psalm 11:3-4, I pointed out that David’s plea to the Lord assumed that the righteous are called to act, with a focus on the Lord: “‘When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne…” How would David know that unless he was staring straight at the throne of God?
In the midst of being surrounded by his enemies, David, the warrior king, always kept his eyes on the Lord, and so must the embattled Believers in America.
This war must be won! Righteous Christians have dug in their heels. They’re not going to compromise. That is why our thoughts are that freedom is coming, because as the sheep and the goats are being separated, the power of God will be manifested over America. God has called us to stand with Him—to do battle beside Him!
The power of the Christian faith is that anyone, at any moment, who says to the Lord, “Use me,” has access to promotion, to equipping and to power. So, the fresh anointing is going to be this: People who no one has ever heard of, coming from places no one expects, will do things that people have never imagined. (Photo via Flickr)
Jesus said, “…I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves…” (Matthew 10:16). What is the predicable outcome for sheep who wander into a pack of wolves? Well, here’s what Jesus is saying: “That’s how you look to the world—helpless…to the world—defenseless…to the world—ineffectual. But do you not recognize that the Lion who is standing behind those sheep, staring at those wolves, is the Lion of the tribe of Judah?
I am praying for an impartation of fresh anointing over all those who are interceding for America. In Isaiah, it says:
“But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord…this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me…” (Isaiah 54:17)
We are the sons and daughters of the God of the armies of Heaven. We must shake up our thinking. We must look in the mirror and realize that we come from a legacy of supernatural power. We are destined to do impossible things. That is who we are. That is what is needed in this moment more than anything else. That is the fresh anointing God is pouring out on His Church!
Mario Murillo’s story is one that defies the odds. He was born in San Francisco, the last place you’d expect to produce an international evangelist. Mario began his preaching in the violent student revolution in Berkeley, California. The unexpected result was a vibrant army of 2,000 youth. In San Jose, a four-day crusade extended to six months and drew a total attendance of 250,000 people. Mario came home to San Francisco to the 16,000-seat Cow Palace and 5,000 souls committed to Christ. He preached in Los Angeles to a pack-out Shrine Auditorium for two days seeing 1,500 souls, including many gang members, born again. Now his ministry is embarking on a full-scale invasion of youth called Living Proof Crusades.