Fill Up on the Spirit of God

Fill Up on the Spirit of God

Mario MurilloBy Mario Murillo5 Minutes

Before a great awakening, there must be a rude awakening. Two things would shock us to our core: if we knew our true condition before God, and if we knew how close America is to destruction.

We need a Godsend. What does a Godsend look like? A Godsend is disruptive. It exposes falsehood. It speaks truth to power. It does not negotiate its demands. It is supernatural in its origin and execution.

A perfect clue is John the Baptist. “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John” (John 1:6). The Bible even calls him a Godsend!

He is not comfortable or charming. Not a soothing voice or gracious speaker. He is a wrecking ball. His looks, his message, and his demands are radical and offensive to all except “those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” (Matthew 5:6). He upends religion and points to a new order. Despite all this, vast crowds march to the wilderness to be baptized and hear of the coming Messiah. A Godsend carries a message few would consider a winning message.

God is saying, “Tell the American church it is time to get back on the offensive.” God is commanding the church to ignore every outward sign of resistance and limitation. He is ordering the church to get back on the attack. It is time to attack Satan’s stranglehold on America.

Remember, America is a land of covenants. There are old wells of revival. Deep spiritual history. God is rolling up His sleeves. He is fiercely warring to restore what America was before the poison of “wokeness” entered her veins.

It is time to look back and realize what those freedom fighters faced. That group of people who crossed an ocean on pieces of wood that you and I wouldn’t dare step onto – let alone sail over an ocean – in order to have freedom to worship Christ. We need to rediscover the people who carved a nation out of the wilderness. The same kind of spirit and courage they had has to get back into us!

The American church desperately needs a mass renewal of the inner man and eyes focused on the eternal unseen (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). We cannot dwell on the impossibility of restoring America. God is for us. God is upon us. The money, influence, open doors, gifts of power and strategies are here now – not at some distant date in the future. No devil and no perversion can stand before the body of Christ. Not when the body shakes itself from division, confusion, and lack of memory.

Remember, David’s sling was his second weapon. His first weapon was his memory of what God had done in the past. He looked at Saul and said, “You want to know why that nine-and-a-half-foot tall man is going to die? It is because your servant has killed a lion and a bear.”

American history is being banned, not because of racism, but because the devil knows the testimony of God that runs through it. The Bible says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:2). The list of benefits to America that have come from God is endless!

Church, we have been here before. We’ve been in worse spots than this. We have won in the past, and we can win again. And we are going to win, by the power of God. God just needs to turn on the fire and stir that fire again in our souls.

Excerpted with permission from “Tonight, God Is Ordering the American Church to Get Back on the Offensive,” originally published on