Here’s a quick summary of the top stories on charismamag.com:
40 Gang Members Crash Revival with Mario Murillo
A palpable presence of God covered Mario Murillo’s, Bakersfield tent revival as gang members poured in from the streets riddled with fentanyl overdoses. As soon as their feet hit the tent grounds they knew they were walking through in desperate need of one thing, Jesus.
In a Charisma News interview, Murillo describes an unprecedented unity among the local churches as the national yearning for God continues to grow in the country.
Bakersfield is located right off the Kern River, just north of Los Angeles, California. “There is no doubt the laws of science are being overruled,” Murillo says. Life-long physical body injuries are being healed along with emotional trauma.
Slow Down in God’s ‘School Zone’
Have you ever wanted to go to a secluded place and scream at the top of your lungs, “God, why are you taking so long?” I have. Everything about my life has seemed too slow. My last name even means “gradual.”
Some people might look at my life and say, “Lee has had a fruitful and successful life.” But you should know that I waited a long time to see that fruit. Nothing came quickly. My first job lasted eight difficult years, and the pay wasn’t adequate. Then, at age 31, I watched a ministry implode.
After that, I went through lengthy seasons of dryness. I often wanted to quit. I watched as many of my friends seemed to achieve financial success, while I felt stuck. God’s blessings eventually came, but not as fast as I expected. I didn’t start preaching until I was 43, and I didn’t enter full-time ministry until I was 52.
Perry Stone: America and the Dragon with 7 Heads
The book of Revelation describes a fiery red dragon with seven heads and 10 horns whose tail sweeps a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to earth. The pictures describes Satan who was hurled from heaven to earth with some of the angels who had been fighting with him.
Evangelist Perry Stone sat down with Charisma magazine to talk about the seven headed dragon, which he says is actually translated into a seven headed serpent, and it’s influence on American culture as we know today.
Throughout the Bible the serpent represents Satan all the way from Genesis to Revelation. Throughout biblical times, Satan had six major empires and every one of those empires affected either the Jewish people, the temple, Israel or a combination of all of them.