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Does God have a plan for children in His end-time move that He's going to bring to this Earth? Yes! Isaiah 11:6 says that "a little child shall lead them." Why? Because there is a supernatural power that God has given them to bring about His end-time move. The enemy of their soul knows this and is trying to do all that he can to destroy them. Learn how God can use your children for His glory in the last days through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "The End Time Power Of God Through Children." Also, you'll hear the children sing and release the power of God through PRAISE at the end of the message.
Jesus has called us to be "fishers of men," (Matthew 4:19) and all of us have been commissioned by Jesus to win people to Him. Each chair that is empty in your Church is "war territory" that we need to fight for so that it will be filled by a person that needs to know Jesus. Learn practical ways that you can win people for Jesus and fill those empty chairs for Him through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "The War Of The Empty Chairs."
Ever felt like you're not perfect enough for God to use you, and that your past failures and sins will keep you from being used by God? Then learn how God can use you - and doesn't treat you as your sins deserve (Psalms 103:10) - regardless of your failures if your heart is right, through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "If Your Heart Is Right, He Will Make Everything Else Right."
Jesus was "touched with the feeling of our infirmities," and "was in all points tempted like as we are." He knew pain and temptation. Because of that, He knows and understands what we may be going through and can help us overcome those things so that we can show others how they can also be overcomers. Learn about this through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "He Knows What They’re Going Through (Do You?)"
Jesus has called us to be fishers of men, soul winners! (Luke 5:10) Souls are the most precious possession that Jesus could have. He died for them, and God wants us to have the same heart and desire that He has to win them over to Him. Learn how to get God's heart for souls through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "Do You Know How Precious A Soul Is?"
1 Timothy 1:18 says "This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;" God's Word instructs us to take prophetic words that have been spoken over our lives, and use them them to fight for His promises so that we will fulfill our calling. Pastor Jose had a prophetic word for the Church, and God wants us to use this word to bring us to the next level individually and corporately. Hear this prophetic word through his new message, "A Word For The Church."
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego went through the fire because they did not bend, bow, or break under pressure, and the Nation of Babylon came to know the God of Israel because of it. God will use all of the trials and testings that you go through to bring hope and deliverance to those around you when you stand fast in His Word. Learn the secret of this through Pastor Jose Boveda's prophetic message called "A Prophetic Word."
God doesn't want you to just READ the Bible, He wants you to EXPERIENCE the Bible. God wants you to experience all of the things that He experiences, so we can comprehend His love and compassion for us and for others in order to be more like Jesus. Learn about this through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "Knowing and Experiencing God's Experience."
God's will is that you be conformed into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Satan wants us to be changed into HIS image. Our will is what determines which image we are changed into. God has given us His power to overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil so we can become like Jesus. Learn more about this through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "Our Will Is Stronger Than the Devil's Will."
3 John 1:2: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Your soul is SO powerful. The will of Man is stronger than the will of Satan. Learn this powerful lesson through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "The Power Of Your Soul Is The Power Of Your Will".
There is absolute power in the blood of Jesus to take your soul, where your very will is, and make it like God's soul, with the same will and desires that He has. Learn how to bring your soul into line with God's soul through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "The Blood Of Jesus Can Make Our Soul Like God's Soul."
3 John 1:2: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." The soul is where our free will resides. Learn how God wants to sanctify our souls for His purposes in our lives through Part II of Pastor Jose Boveda's message from last week, "Jesus,The Perfecter Of All Souls."
"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 1:2. The soul is where our free will resides. Learn how God wants to sanctify our souls foir His purposes in our lives through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "Jesus,The Perfecter Of All Souls."
The prophetic word spoken looks into the future, speaks into it, and invades it before it happens. Learn how to speak that prophetic word over your life through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "The Word Of The Lord." Also, you'll hear another encouraging word from our special guest speaker, Pastor Jose from India.
Luke 10:20: "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven." AS Christians, our names are written in the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE. Learn about our incredible reservation that has been made for us by Jesus in Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "The Book Of Life."
Did you know that you existed in the mind of God before you were born, and that His mind and thoughts towards you brought you forth into this world? Learn about the power of God's thoughts towards you and how to tap into them through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message, "God's Mind - The Great Factory."
Are you aware that Sin first started in Heaven when Satan Rebelled against God, and that Heaven had to be cleansed first with the Blood of Jesus before Earth could be? Learn how the blood of Jesus accomplished this maginificant feat and how it can be accomplished in your own life through the conclusion of Pastor Jose Boveda's message last week, "Jesus Reconciled And Cleansed Heaven And Earth Part II."
Are you aware that Sin first started in Heaven when Satan Rebelled against God, and that Heaven had to be cleansed first with the Blood of Jesus before Earth could be? Learn how the blood of Jesus accomplished this maginificant feat and how it can be accomplished in your own life through Pastor Jose Boveda's new message "Jesus Reconciled And Cleansed Heaven And Earth."
First of all, Mario Murillo Ministries is still a California Corporation and we are dedicated to seeing revival here. However, to learn how the church lost her witness here demands brutal honesty.
15.8 million Californians claim to be Christian—more by far, than any other state in the union. When California went abjectly hippie, communist, one has to wonder where were the Christians? Let’s stipulate that only one third of all believers in California can vote. According to statistics, that would still be 5.26 million people.
Jerry Brown won a popular vote of 4.3 million votes and his opponent got just under 3 million. Why couldn’t the Church—with her vast store of congregants—come up with another 1.3 million votes to win the election? If every Christian who could vote, voted for righteousness, they would have won by a landslide. There’s a bigger question:
Why did Christians vote for Jerry Brown? We know they did, because he could not win without their vote. The church had the power—at every turn—to stop the liberal agenda in California. Why didn’t she?
I know that judges overturned the will of the people with Prop 8. I get that there are union crime families in California. I realize that free speech is dead on the left coast. I also know there is widespread voter fraud. All of that considered, it still does not explain how such a vast voting bloc could be neutralized.
This is not a hatchet job on believers in the Golden State. I have sacrificed a great part of my life for the churches there. I don’t believe the fault lies with rank and file believers. I also know there are many godly pastors faithfully serving on the West Coast.
No, this disaster snuck in like a Trojan Horse. I saw it firsthand and preached against it from the first day I saw it. It was a masterstroke of Satan that began over 30 years ago. When I tell you the culprit, a part of you will be shocked, and another part will recognize why I am right instantly.
The problem was the church growth movement. More harm than you can possibly imagine came from the seemingly innocuous words “church growth movement.” And, yes indeed it was a movement.
The initial victim was unity. The next victim was soul winning. The final victim was Bible literacy. Here is how it worked:
When numbers mattered more than anything, California pastors began to see other pastors as the competition. Hollywood, drugs, atheism, and sexual perversion were no longer the threat—now it was your brother in Christ. Ministers became suspicious of one another, and began to isolate themselves citing their “big vision.”
Then, these regional pastors inadvertently created a new morality. Sin was not the sin defined in scripture—sin was now anything that hindered growth. By removing the offensive parts of the Bible, they also removed the parts that had the power to change people.
They steered clear of righteousness by saying “confrontational messages offend the very people we are trying to reach.” This is code for “it is bad for business.”
To maximize growth, churches felt compelled to become self-contained entertainment centers, who didn’t need anyone else. This destroyed mass evangelism, like what we saw with Billy Graham in neutral stadiums and auditoriums. The photo below is from the Billy Graham Crusade in the Los Angeles coliseum in 1963. 120,000 are inside and 30,000 more could not get in. This is unimaginable in Los Angeles today.
Soon California churches became expert at drawing audiences but leaving them unchanged by the Gospel. Hundreds of thousands could belong to a church and see nothing wrong with abortion or gay marriage. Why? Because their spiritual leader never talked about it. Believers assumed that all of this was acceptable under the constant drumbeat of inclusiveness.
When the pastors noticed that the people loved their “nonreligious” appearance and behavior, they began to let down their guard. The innocent wine and cocktails turned in a drinking habit. Other dark trends that I will not mention became common among these leaders. Thus, they were powerless to address the rampant immorality in their congregations. They were also powerless to form a multi-church statewide voter movement.
Soon, Movie stars, pop stars, and famous athletes became status symbols for these churches. Instead of the mega pastor discipling these celebrities, the celebrities discipled them. It became impossible for these preachers to quote scripture, teach doctrine, or oppose liberal agendas.
Finally, taking a stand against left wing politicians became unloving. Pastors escaped their duty by saying “that is not my calling.” They took the Bible out of context in telling them that any political statements were judgmental. Any Christian voter registration effort was downplayed or banned.
Soon Satan had tightened his noose and masses of Christians were oblivious to the warfare around them—most of all, they were ignorant of the ultimate price their children would have to pay for their doctrinal illiteracy.
The things these pastors preached gave no inkling of what believers were about to face. Their child could be suspended for wearing a Christian t-shirt. Their job in Silicon Valley could be lost if they testified on the job. Textbooks that taught alternative sexual lifestyles were forced on their children. The streets grew violent and the Universities became intolerant. In short, these churches prepared their crowds for a world that doesn’t exist and did not stop the one that now exists.
California Christians—there is still hope! The Christian history of California proves that great movements of God can come out of nowhere. The Jesus movement appeared when a flood of immorality gripped the state. God can do it again!
Nevertheless—it is simple truth: the church growth movement was destructive. Instead of building on the Rock—which would have given them a large church anyway—they built on sand. The storm that Jesus warned us of has come. They sent sheep out of their services unprotected and unable to withstand the storm of left-wing tyranny that has set the state adrift in a sea of chaos.
Christians across America, take a lesson from California. If the most popular churches in your state resemble the ones in this blog beware, the same crisis is already in your state.
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