California-based evangelist Mario Murillo encouraged believers to stop looking to president-elect Donald Trump as some kind of savior and to start "waking up" to the task that God assigned the church and heal disunity in the body of Christ in order to usher the nation to revival.
He said God is using Trump to help the church have more time to get its act together. And if the church should miss this opportunity, “disaster will strike,” he warned.
“Trump is not a pastor or a moral reformer. Trump is a foot in the door—a stay of execution,” Murillo explained. “He is an act of God to buy the church time to repent and return to her rightful role in American life.”
Some Christians believe Trump will be like a modern-day King Cyrus who will help America become great again for God. The idea mostly stems from a prophetic declaration released by Christian consultant and speaker Lance Wallnau, who referred to Trump as God’s chaos candidate who will shatter political correctness in the nation.
“Trump broke the political correctness that threatened to swallow us whole," Murillo said. "The revival is our job, not his. The American church must build on the opportunity that Trump gave us. We must wake up to our task!”
Murillo also addressed the disunity that has beset the body of Christ in the U.S. He encouraged the churches to come together and urged church leaders to “push back” against the lies being thrown at Christianity.
“Our disunity is killing our cause,” Murillo said. “Petty differences have never looked so petty! Churches must come together in citywide prayer and soul winning.”
He warned against political backlash from those who don’t support Trump, saying the left will move in retaliation. He pointed out how anti-Trump groups are utilizing universities and tech companies to “target the church.”
“We are in danger because the left—stung by the election—is already plotting to launch a massive retaliation ... The media—though utterly discredited for lying and colluding—is arrogant and delusional,” he said. “Soon they will ramp up a new assault on free speech.”
Murillo called on churches to join him on Dec. 4 for a gathering at New Life Church in Houston, Texas. He said the event was planned for next year, but he is doing it this weekend because of the urgency he felt. He will be leading rallies across the country to stir revival.
“These are not ‘normal’ days ... and there will be nothing ‘normal’ about these services,” Murillo said. “They are unapologetic miracle rallies. See you there!”