Uh-huh. And you are Elisha in this scenario? You have the double portion? Beloved do not fall for this garbage. He is merely lifting and leveraging the scripture to fit his pre-formed dominionist narrative. What does Los Angeles have to do with this story? Absolutely nothing. Even as an analogy it is a poor one. The key verse today reminds us to not do what Mario Murillo is doing here and always does. He is constantly doing his perceived acts of righteousness to be seen by man. In this case, he is drubbing up the drama by making Los Angeles out to be akin to Dante's third ring of hell. Unlike those clean-cut Republican cities! Where they sing racist songs about not doing things in a small town, hallelujer. Why are you even bothering Mario if your followers all think Los Angeles should be destroyed by God?
"We are at the very same place that Israel was when Elijah was taken from them in fiery chariot. It is breathtaking but true"Los Angeles has been used to bring more moral awakenings and miracles to the world than any other city in the modern era. Los Angeles can only go one of two ways: It can either destroy America or it can save America. Shall I list the movements that God birthed from Los Angeles ? Billy Graham, Aimee Semple MacPherson, Kathryn Kuhlman, Youth with a Mission, Trinity Broadcasting, the Jesus Movement, Azusa Street and many, many more. If God wants to use this city to shock the world one more time, how can we question it? We have only one question to ask: Where is the God who did all of these things in Los Angeles?
And If He is at work, then nothing else matters. The money does not matter. The shortness of time does not matter. The sleepy church does not matter." - Mario Murillo
Wait a minute. So now we are bragging about all of the goodness and virtue that came out of Los Angeles? Right after glossing over the desire to destroy it? The truly sad thing is the list of things Mario Murillo thinks are positive for the cause of Christ. Kathrine Kuhlman? YWAM? TBN??? That alone should tell you the level of heresy we are dealing with here. Just consider the idiocy of these two statements back-to-back:
If God wants to use this city to shock the world one more time, how can we question it?
We have only one question to ask: Where is the God who did all of these things in Los Angeles?
Are you serious? All you have been doing is questioning God this entire time! You question Him immediately after saying who are you to question Him! Beloved do not fall for the drama hype here. Mario is simply setting up his boastfulness following these events. Mark my words. He is also setting up his big brag to be on the level of Azusa, largely considered the event that started modern day Pentecostalism. That is his ego, which is always running amok. The hyperbole here is staggering. According to Mario's words here the destruction or salvation of America is entirely chargeable to the city of Los Angeles. Oh wait, to be specific, the fate of America comes down to Mario Murillo's success or failure over a three-day period in September of 2023, in the city of Los Angeles. Please. Get over yourself Mario.
"I am entering the greatest time of testing in my life. But God will be with me in the fire. The potential for failure and humiliation is great. But God is greater. I am not going to lie to you. The biggest miracles I have ever needed must come in a short span of time. But I remember these words: "And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly" (2 Chron. 29:36). We have thrown caution to the wind to go to Los Angeles. We are sacrificing everything not because our time is short"but because America's time is short. I believe you may have a date with destiny in Los Angeles. Do not fear to join me. It is time for all of us to break the rules that do not matter." - Mario Murillo
So, this is not supposed to be about Mario but in this one, small, closing paragraph he references himself 10 times. He is entering the greatest time of testing. His potential for humiliation and failure is great. He needs the biggest miracles in a short span. He has thrown caution to the wind. He is sacrificing everything. He believes this is a date of destiny. He wants you to join him in his insanity. Oh, but this is about God, right Mario? Beloved, nothing Mario does is for God. Everything he does is for Mario and for his Republican Party NAR masters. This is the niche he has carved out for himself and like Sean Feucht, who we profiled earlier this week, there is money to grift here. Maybe you think no! Maybe you think Mario is sincere. Then he is sincerely wrong and sincerely lost. The only thing that matters to God is that he continues to scatter people away from Christ. If you ever have doubt about that remember that his followers think the four million people who live in Los Angeles are the scum of the earth who deserve to have God wipe them off the planet. Praise Jesus? No. NAR dominionism remains the last idol of the church age. Don't bow down beloved. Don't bow down.