Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Naw Orleans

Boots on the ground request your PRAYERS
 
I will be traveling to 2 cities in 6 days. 
 
  First stop is New Orleans to preach against Mardi Gras, where this week long sin fest is coupled with religion. This event is known as ‘carnival; or farewell to the flesh, where one can sin all you want until ‘fat Tuesday’ and at mid-night it be officially be Ash Wednesday. 
 
 
A holy date where Catholics celebrate with ashes placed on their forehead in the form of a cross and that makes everything better with God and their sins. 
Now good Catholics give up certain sins for 40 days which they call ‘Lent.’
 
That of course the reason they sinned the week earlier, to get their fill with sin and now they are sorry. Pray for us as the hours will be long as we will be as bold as the sin in those streets. 
 
   We will have a small army of street preachers nationwide and will work with several local Churches as we warn the wicked of his wickedness 
 
 
There are other ministries that try and win the sinner over with love and grace. 
 
 No repentance, no remorse for sin and no understanding of hellfire, a message our Lord spoke on often in many ways. Using words like eternal fire, eternal damnation, outer darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth, fire, greater damnation and such.
 
The picture below is a shirt worn by a ministry and it appears they have more in common with sin and sinners. Just a ‘Jesus loves you’ and repeat this prayer, now you are saved and sealed.
 
Verses like 1Co.6:9-10 & Gal 5:19-21 can be removed from their quick-fix gospel.
 
AND THEN THEY MEET US and get the full counsel of God, coupled with the word REPENT!!
 
 
The second stop is Las Vegas, as I am plan on flying there Saturday afternoon and returning to New Orleans on Sunday. 
 
 
 
 
The reason? 
 
  There is a film crew doing a documentary on worldwide religion and I have been asked weeks ago to represent Christianity in America. The group doing the documentary is Artemis Films in Western Australia and they covered my flight and room for that film shoot. 
 
 I cannot go into much detail but this piece should be released in late spring. They contacted me because of other films and documentaries I have been on and there will be no script. Just my preaching with a banner and questions. 
 
 Every year I do at least 2-4 documentaries from HBO, The Learning Channel, PBS and the BBC to name a few. With several topics from politics, music, religion, to current affairs that those films get aired in other countries and in America.
 
Many film makers like my raw no nonsense answers without trying to sell books or ministry. 
 
  I will return back in Naw Orleans on Sunday to finish up that sortie
 
 
“The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion”
Proverbs 28:1
 
How bold and courageous are you without a keyboard?
Remember if you are not bold there is a reason. 
  You are NOT living righteous Sin will always make a coward out of you
 
 
MAIL CALL
 
Like many of you my mailbox runneth over. Here are a few emails and notes I get from my PO Box.
Grab some pop corn and enjoy the read:
 
Hello, My name is Bianca and i live in the Netherlands. I saw you on youtube and I think you are all brave what you do for the Lord. People hate me sometimes for my believe and I wish I had your bravehearts. But you make my heart smile and I thank you for that! Sorry for my bad english. Greets from Bianca
 
SAW YOUR VIDEO ON YOUTUBE..IM IN CANADA,,,WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS GOOD...YOU NEED MORE MEMBERS AND BUILD A BIGGER ORGANISATION YOU NEED TO OPEN THE EYES OF AMERICA..YOU ARE RIGHT THEY ARE PLAYING A ROLE,,,,WHEN TIME COMES THEY WILL ATTACK
 
Hi Reuben, I saw a bunch of your videos on YouTube and I appreciate you going out there and preaching to people about accepting Jesus and following the commandments. I have some questions however that I have not seen on any of the videos I watched so far nor heard answered yet. Must Christians observe the Sabbath day, observe the dietary restrictions (no eating pork, shellfish, etc.), and all the other laws that can still apply to us that are found in the Torah (excluding ritual purification laws, Shemitah regulations, etc.)? Thanks and God Bless
 
  ruben if i killed you no one would ever find me/i have watched all the forensic files episode on trutv and every series from dateline 48 hours/die you mother fu**er die
 
Hello Brother Ruben, my name is Brandon. I am interested in Street Preaching. Your website says to contact you "IF INTERESTED IN CALLING OUT SIN IN PUBLIC AND REPROVING THE LUKEWARM CHURCH" and it says to contact you if interested. Well, I am interested Brother. Please contact me back, thank you! The Lord is with YOU!
 
U suck!!
 
Hi Ruben, I read your latest blog with thanksgiving. This is interesting, and i pass it on to you. God bless
 
Ruben!! You are such an inspiration to me!! I'm only 15. The Lord has called me to Street Preach. Everyone calls me "Radical" or "Over the top" because I set apart from who I used to hang out with, and set apart from the majority of students. I barely even talk to anyone at School, unless it's to talk about The Lord.
 
I'm not a Muslim but man I think your a fucking retard. Your just as bad and I bet you celebrate the pagan holidays to rite? Yeah your rule by satan to. If I was there shit would be different for your Lil protest I'd back them before you.
 
Hi i live in Montreal Canada, am interested in Street preaching for Jesus .Do you have anyone in the Montreal area i can team up with?
Rajiv
 
Reuben, I caught a few of your videos from YouTube and like what your doing. Was watching closely and notice your shirts and sweaters. Was wondering if you sell them somewhere? I like a few of them and wish to get some. God Bless
Jon
 
I hate your god hates you everyone hates you just die you co** suc*** mother fu**er
 
Hello, Brother Ruben, My name is Joshua and I am on your website officialstreetpreachers. How do I buy a bible from you?
 
Brother Reuben, I'm trying to assemble a street preaching group and I need signs and shirts. Many of the shirts out there are quite expensive. I'm on disability and my budget is slim. Do you have any ideas for inexpensive shirts and banners? Even used ones that some preacher no longer uses would help. What shirts do you have for sale on your site? I see the black short sleeve and those are within my budget. Are the white ones above for sale as well? Thanks brother, In Christ Paul
 
God bless bro Ruben I'm glad to see sister Coleen back up and going in Jesus Christs name Amen.
 
Dear Brother Israel, What do you use for poles for your banners and how are they attached to the signs and frames? I would also like to know where to get such materials like the banners, and shirts and any necessary hardware. You have inspired me to get back on the streets. May The Lord bless you and all the preachers.
Brother Randy
 
Ruben so glad you came here to Las Vegas for the street preacher meting my 11 year old son Robert will never be the same thanks
Robert
 
Reuben, I am writing in regards to getting your permission to making a t-shirt of you in your photo section of you repent sinners.
Michael
 
Hi Ruben, I seen videos of your streetpreaching and was inspired to see God using you to reach people for Him. It would be my honor to meet you. I live in the city of South Gate, Ca. I am currently unemployed so I have time. In Christ,
Manuel
 
Hi Ruben from Australia, I didn't know there was anyone similar to me until I ran across you in youtube. Politcal correctness is killing the church but I know that you are coming against that and proclaiming the good news without compromising. You are in our prayers. God bless you, you are inspiring, keep shining for Jesus.
Bro Tom
 
I have been watching your videos recently and I love the message you are spreading. It is the raw, unadulterated message of Christ.
 
I'm a Christian Orthodox mysf and I'm wondering what faith you are of?
 
Where will you preach next would like to show up and help
 
Do you have a Bible Believers branch in Las Vegas, NV? If so, can you give me a contact?
Steve
 
Dear Mr Ruben Hello my name is Steffan and I have to email you to say I truly believe that your doing Gods work, and admire you and your team for doing it. While watching you preach against Islam which I believe is a false religion in a big way. I'm from Wales in the UK and wish your team all the best in your mission to save people from death.
 
Wow, an email from Ruben himself! I really enjoy your videos brother. If you ever get back to the Phoenix area, let me know. I would love to stand with you and your team. I have another question though. You have white shirts and blue shirts on your web page for sale at a very reasonable price. But, you say that only the blue are available. Do you have the designs that are on the white shirts on the blue T shirts as well? Thanks brother and I look forward to hearing back from you when you have time.
 
Dear Reuben, my name is Khayyam. I am interested in any chapter's meeting or street-preaching in my area (I live in Boiling Springs,NC). 15 years ago I was a teacher/counselor in Colorado and I began wearing signs in front of the strip clubs and bars, and started lifting up my voice. Every week someone would kneel and repent, asking God for salvation. Then I started going to the college campus too, and got pretty loud. I have not done anything since then except pass out tracts. But I still have my signs and want to get back to a burning white-hot love for my Lord. I just discovered your website, and am learning from your documentary. I preached with Jed Smock a few times when he came to our campus. Thanks for any help you can give me. I used to serve the Lord this way by myself, sometimes friends would join me. But now I can't find anyone to go out with me so either way I am going to start street-preaching regardless. Lord willing! Sincerely, Khayyam (704 ) 957-****
 
Dear Brother Ruben, My name is Randy and if you ever come to Philadelphia I would like to join you and your team in preaching on the streets. Even if it means just holding a banner I would like to offer my help in spreading the word. God bless you my brother
 
I get what you are doing out there and please don't stop. We cannot fight the enemy with yelling and chest beating. We need to fight them with love. You will see more amazing things happen if you stand there say nothing and just praise God with song and dance. I'm just a fool so maybe I'm wrong, but please think and pray on it.
 
Thank you, Brother Ruben for spreading God's Word to the lost. We continue to keep you, your family and ministry in prayer.
Eve
 
GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER RUEBIN, it is late my name is Linda just got through watching RUEBIN IS REAL the movie so so so awesome I have been watching it over and over clapping yelling out tell them!! Through the whole thing I LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!! Very late I have to go to work, I will text back in a few days I have so much more to say...my name is Linda Stone 52yrs old, in Christ for 16years..I will get back to you I would like to support your ministry. Please let me know if you received this text I am holding you in prayer, LV U G.B
 
Bro. Ruben, I would like to start street preaching and wonder if you have any advice. I have been a preacher for six years.
Eric
 
Just a quick question. I like the T-shirts that you have and hoodies do you make them yourself and sell them? If so how much are they and do you send to the UK? Again I really appreciate what your team are doing and you remind me of the apostle Paul.
 
Hi Ruben, My name is Mike I live in England I just want to say thanks so much for going to hyde park and telling the muslims why there religion is brutal. I like your style I like people who tell it how they see it its admirable, im similar except slightly different I was part of an organization here in England that tries to help victims of forced genital mutilation. Let me tell you here people wont speak out against terrorism. The system makes it so if you say muslims are attacking you you are called a racist even though its not a race! haha ridiculous! They killed my grandmother and got away with it had my ex girlfriend tortured and when I tried to report it I was told im crazy. Luckily im down but not out yet! The amount of things them lunatics have done to me and my family is a books worth. Keep on being you Ruben. Id like to come to the US but currently im broke and jobless because some type of false slander has been placed on a police record calling me a sex offender I know it has been put on there by some muslim fanatic in the police. and people believe it what a joke pathetic scum. Well my friend take care and good health to you and your family If you could send any type of reply id appreciate it just so I know you received this email and am aware of my existence Thank you
Mike
 
How do I order those banners? Andrew I live in Sydney, Australia.
 
Thank you for your recommendations, you are doing a good thing Ruben.
 
Thank you for preaching the truth Hello brother
 
Can you give me some direction? I feel called to preach on the streets. I have been a hospital chaplain for years which is about as far on the other end one could be to a street preacher. I live in Tucson, Arizona. Any advice would be a blessing! In His Service,
George
 
I like your work fighting the abominations of gay marriage and I like your street preaching methods, but I don't understand why you think us Catholics are damned. Not every catholic worships Mary and we do believe in Gods grace alone can save us. Perhaps before saying Catholicism is of the devil you should read a catholic catechism or read about what Catholics really believe. It is true there are many in the Catholic Church who aren't walking with God but that doesn't mean all Catholics are going to hell. Jesus told his disciples that anyone not against us is for us. Us Catholics want to be unified with you Protestants as one under Christ. Sincerely,
Jude
 
Dear Brother Ruebin, wishing you and your family, and all my Brothers and Sisters. I will always hold you in prayer, Love you. Linda from Wi.
 
Ruben, what sort of bag do you use to carry your banners?
 
Good day sir you're 100% wrong about something very important. The Vatican 2 sect is not the Catholic church.The true catholic church has been underground since 1962/1963.The Vatican 2 sect has occupied former catholic properties.Everything in the tridentine mass, the catholic sacraments,holy orders, etc..are in the bible.For the first 4-5 centuries of Christianity the bible wasn't even mass produced.I hope you realize this, reject the Vatican 2 novus ordo/protestant religion, and believe embrace practice & hold on to the true catholic faith. We haven't had a legitimate pope since 1958.There are catholic chapels practicing the true faith(we are not great in numbers).However you confuse the predicted great apostasy counter protestant/Vatican 2 sect with the Catholic faith.When you all condemn the anti popes since 1958, you all are correct, albeit for the wrong reasons. (You all are correct every anti-pope since 1958 is evil but these anti popes embraced protestant man made religion)
Anthony
 
you suck a**hole you just another wannabe who will die and turn to dirt
 
Ruben, Watched your 3:23 hour movie on YouTube and a few other videos. What an awesome testimony. Looking forward to watching more of your videos and being more bold in our efforts in marketing to a lost world.
Andy
 
Hello Ruben my name is Joshua. I live in a rural community outside Sacramento CA. I have been against islam since I learned about the slaughter of children in Beslan and Darfur. After working as a truck driver for a muslim owned and run company, I have been publicly speaking out against them. Not because of hatred or contempt for middle eastern people but because, for many years I have seen first hand what islam does to peoples minds once it has influenced them. It is like a virus. It is not always deadly. It often lies dormant and harmless....until it has been given an opportunity to dominate it's host in order to spread. I have contacted you because I am alone out here. 95% of the Christians I meet are only concerned with themselves. They agree that there is a growing threat to their very safety, but are too lazy and afraid of being judged to do anything. Is there any chance you know anybody in the Sacramento area who like minded to you? In other words, people who are willing to actually do anything? I don't like facing a hoard of angry muslims alone.
 
Hi there Br. Ruben it's busy now will text more because I have more to day, it's me Linda sorry couldn't get back to you sooner, I don't have face book yet I watch YouTube iam a little Amish at the moment, I live in wauwatosa, mailing address is Milwaukee in Wisconsin, Br thanks for getting back to me..Br Ruben I love listening to you, you are so so right iam surrounded by cathlics listening to you I just keep saying I wish that was me telling them,,you are just giving them the plain truth, you are ROCKSOLID with everything you say!!!!! I pray for you and all my Brothers and Sisters in CHRIST everyday need too. BR RUBEN I hope to talk to you on the phone even if its only for 5 minutes, I get so angry at the ignorant fools that spew their venum. I wish I could be there to tell those hellbound people back off!!!!!!! I Love you Brother so much you are just giving them the plain old TRUTH AND WITH LOVE!!!! Well it's really late I will text soon when I get a chance, soldiers for Christ we keep persevering, hand to the plow...will keep in touch, Love you Brother. God's protection over you.
 
Hey Ruben: How do I order those banners on crytogod.com/banners? The link has nothing that comes up when you click on it? I'd like to view all the banners they cell. My Christian friend whom I preach the gospel with that was once a Muslim would like to get a banner. Also which would you say is a good voice amplification device?
 
Do you have any more “trust Jesus” shirts as well as Fear God and give all glory to Him? Also any shirts with 2 corinthians 5:21 backed by Romans 4:25 and John 19:30 on them? 
Sott
 
I was shocked and angered by how you were treated at the Dearborn fair in 2012 (just watched it on YouTube). I don't know which was more infuriating - those filthy Muslim savages throwing stuff at you, or those idiot police refusing to protect you, and blaming you for the entire mess. Will you be returning to Arab festival (or whatever it's called) in Dearborn this year? If so, are you accepting others who want to join you? I'm not interested in the preaching part, although I am a Christian. I'm more interested free speech and what is becoming of this country as we accept millions of third people who are here for the jobs and welfare, with no interest in assimilation into our culture. We are losing our country and it's about time we spoke up. I grew up near Dearborn. At the time it was a quiet little middle class community, mainly Americans with Irish, Polish, Greek, and German surnames. I can't believe how it has been ruined by violent Muslims, Latin Americans, and Africans, and I believe our entire country is going to wind up like Dearborn if we do something. 
Ray
 
Dear sir, I hope this email finds you well. I am a Dutch journalist and at the moment I’m doing research for a Dutch documentary series in the United States. This prime time series is about a journey made by the famous Dutch theologian and former Prime Minister Abraham Kuyper through the United States in 1898. The series will be produced by IKON TV and will be broadcasted on Dutch Public Television in May 2016. In 1898 Mr Kuyper traveled through the Northeast and wrote a book about American society, politics, and religion and about the Dutch influences in the area. In our documentary we would like to follow in his footsteps and visit the places he visited in the 19th century. We hope to portray the historical aspects of his travels, but besides that, we would like to focus on some of the current affairs in the US. Just like Mr Kuyper, we will start our travels in New York. We will arrive there on February 6ht and are hoping to focus on the position of religion in the city that day. We would like to go out on the streets to see how religion is present in public life. I was wondering if you will be preaching in New York around that time or know any New York based street preachers. I would like to learn more about your work and your message. I’m looking forward to hearing from you 
 
U * HOLE!!
 
Who are you people and are you Mormon?
 
 
 
 
Best regards, Rieneke

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

55 years old

January 24th was my birthday
 
....and with that you get a glimpse of my life. On that day 55 years ago my mother gave birth to me and unfortunately I did not come home from the hospital for about 3 months due to a number of illnesses.
 
I was told a lot of prayers were said for me as a child and God answered those petitions.
 
I was the youngest of 5 children, raised in a small house without a silver spoon in my mouth.
 
My mother was a stay home mom and during high school she decided to go back to school and she became a nurse. Which inspired my sisters into that profession.
 
My father owned a barber shop, a watering hole for men to sit around and talk politics, sports, religion and current affairs. I don’t remember seeing any women there.
 
We were raised on a limited budget and as children my father would take us boys to work at the shop on Saturdays. Our job was to sweep floors, clean mirrors and shine shoes, which inspired us to having a good work ethic.
 
My older brother spent over 20 years serving in the 82nd air borne and during his service saw a number of combats.
 
My second oldest brother, served in the Army as a chaplain assistant and later retired working for the government.
 
I of course served the army too. But God’s Army. I thank my father for teaching me how to be a man and stand up for what I believe.
 
Today, I own a painting business for well over 25 years and with that I support my ministry, travel and living, plus the freedom to take off work and preach a holy God to unholy people.
 
The photo below was taken after my first birthday, and it was a 1962 calendar from ‘Foremost Milk’
 
So I do give much credit to my parents for wiring us and teaching us how to save money and spend money and work together as per Proverbs 22:6:
 
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
 
The picture below was taken after my second birthday, again a 1963 calendar from ‘Foremost Milk’
 
What a dynamic duo we had and I am fruit of their faith. Church and prayer in our family was as normal as breathing in my upbringing.
 
When my brothers were serving our country, we prayed often for them and our government as a family. Growing up we were not allowed to read ‘Mad Magazine’ because that was considered anti God and anti-country.
 
We were raised after Church on Sunday to go see our grandmother and there my parents visited inside as us kids changed our clothes and did yard work outside.
 
My parents always seem to have family pictures and old 8mm films and we still get together and view them. I am thankful to my parents for my life 55 years later and grateful to God for my eternal life.
 
I hope my story moves you young parents to be a good example and invest in your children. That one day when they are older they rise up and call you ‘blessed’ and ‘praise you’ as I do even after my parents have both died.
 
"And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus"
 2 Timothy 3:15
 
I long to see them again and do pray the Father put us in a cul-de-sac in heaven, so they could be my neighbors in heaven.
 
In 1980 I started street preaching and never thought I would live to see the age of 55 and what a journey it has been. I am thankful to give God my youth and do pray he keeps me for His glory when older.
 
And of course the picture below is me, 55 years later.
 
Hope you’ve enjoyed a peek of my life and know that I was not assembled with body parts of dead heretics by old monks in a dark cave inside a secret laboratory and brought to life by lightning bolt during a storm after being raised by wolfs in the desert.
 
 
Need some street preacher tools?
 
Preaching Gear
 
 
 
Q&A time with Uncle Ruben.
 
You just never know what questions we will be asked on a street corner or via email/internet. So I would like to post a couple of questions, because there may be some among you who believes we need to touch snakes as confirmation of our faith.
 
QUESTION:
 “Mr.Israel Jesus said he would confirm our word with signs following and one of those signs are taking up serpents. Do you?”
 
RESPONSE:
 You have me mistaken with someone else, I live in Los Angeles not the hills of Kentucky where that is considered evidence of Christianity.
 
Has it ever dawned on you that the word ‘snake’ may not be a literal word for an elongated reptile? Jesus called religious people ‘snakes’ often in Matthew 23 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
 
Humans were called snakes and vipers and He was not alone, as we find John the Baptist saying the same thing when addressing people;
“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”
 Luke 3:7
 
I not only believe this but have lived it.
 
I have preached too many religious people, groups, meetings, cults, gurus, conventions, new agers, false prophets and teachers. They may show me white-fag and rattle their tail, many have even bit me with their poison but all for not In Acts 28:3 we read where Paul was bitten by a snake;
“And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand
 
 But IF context means anything, he was not dancing around and placing his hand inside a box of snakes to prove his belief in God. He was gathering wood to make a fire and was bitten.
 
I say anyone that places their hand in a box of snakes, grabs a snake, then dances around a Church holding the snake in air is tempting God and not the power of God.
 
What’s next prove our faith in God we should all purposely drink drano?
 
Jesus did say
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”
 
However before that statement, he said “GO PREACH” not go into all the world and cast out devils, or go into all the world and heal the sick.
 
Yet people make that the emphasis of their Christianity. Jesus did not say to go into all the world touch snakes, that should not be the prominence of Mark 16.
 
My 2 cent and keep the change.
 
 
QUESTION:
 
 “Brother Ruben what do you consider fruit for calling a distinct group a cult?”
 
REPLY:
 I have been called a cult myself for decades. It has been said if you want a cult move to California, where you will have thousands of followers, all the sex you handle, become a millionaire, live in a mansion and own at least one jet.
 
Well, I’m from California, never moved here and don’t have those 1000’s of followers and I am nowhere near being a millionaire. I live in an average house in Los Angeles, all my vehicles are old and I fly the cheapest way when I travel, even if it makes a stop or two to arrive in the city needed. Regarding sex, I do preach and live holy living.
 
 After 36 years of Christianity, the only thing ‘heresy hunters and fault finders’ can accuse me of, is maybe a 10 minute youtube clip or a banner I hold.
I can live with that.
 
Rather than giving a generic answer like ‘a cult will go beyond the Bible’ or ‘just pray about it’ I will give you some meat to chew. Even more than getting into an endless theology discussion, allow me to just point out the character and disposition of a cult.
 
I have seen a number of little groups that I would consider cultish, and those warning signs are:
  Keeping members from seeing or talking to family
 
Fellowship with others is discouraged
 
Thinking they are the real deal and everyone else is wrong
 
If you leave the group you are forever dammed
 
You must join them, maybe moving near them is required
 
 Continued slander with those who have departed the assembly
 
 Nonstop believe like us or you are dammed
 
Being legalistic on certain topics, yet very liberal on others
 
Most members are loners, so they fit right in
 
 Often they are anti-government and think every law passed pertains to them
 
 Everyone is a Pharisee but their group of course
 
No true Church today
 
 Only they hear the voice of God
 
 Usually they have a nice smile but think you are a heretic and hell bound
 
Keep certain doctrines hidden
 
 Only certain books may be read
 
 Stepping stone theology, the longer you abide, the more you will get to know
 
Money given is way beyond 10%
 
 Anti-gun or over weapons
 
Their leader will micromanage your life
 
 Never honest about what they believe
 
 They question everyone’s motive
 
Usually one leader and leadership are their lapdogs
 
Often a particular clothing is needed for members
 
Doing a certain act or belief of a distinct teaching the body of Christ does not recognize
 
Thinking they need to know Hebrew or speak Hebrew
 
Church meeting are always the same topic or theology, to keep them thinking they are right
 
Any or all the above, you should get beeping warning lights and hear loud whistles.
 My 2 cent and keep the change
 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Winners and Losers

This past Sunday was the ‘Critic Awards’ were held in Santa Monica and this Hollywood award does not have a permanent home. 
 
 So this venue moves from city to city and this year it was held inside an old hanger at an airport, so of course with the right lights and make up it appeared like a Broadway show.
 
That is what Hollywood is, one big hallucination. 
 
  This is what this golden calf looks
like in the land of mirage.
 
So we did not know the layout so I brought both banners and sandwich signs and depending on the itinerary we will accommodate to cover the event with preachers.
 
What is a Critic Award?
The award is annually given by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement and just another award before that sacred Academy Award.
 
To us it is just another event to reach the Hollywood elite, as the Lord gave us great location and with this venue there was only ONE WAY of going in and that one way had us THERE. 
 
 They could not miss the banners and sandwich by coupled with megaphone preaching.
 
Over the years we have done much preaching in Santa Monica and we work well with the local police.
 
So we have much liberty there.



Critics Choice Awards:
 

 
 
Again at this event we were very close to cars and limos lined up to go inside. 
 
 Several ‘stars’ rolled their windows down to talk or shouted something at us after seeing the signs
 
“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever”
Jude 1:13
 
One of the funniest comments made from a car going inside was someone shouted ‘Stop Judging!’
 
This from someone attending ‘The Critics Awards’ where the very word ‘critic’ is to judge and evaluate.
 
No one yells at the judges of these awards to ‘Stop Judging!’ but expose sin in public and you will hear those two words all day long.
 
Inside these vehicles were men thinking themselves to be gods, rich and drunken with fame.
 
And plastic women who were assembled with silicone, lip & breast implants, face lifts, liposuction, cosmetic surgery, Botox, hair extensions, tummy tucks and laser surgery. 
 
 It was like preaching to a convention of Stepford wives.
 
This is WHY Jesus said to ‘PREACH TO EVERY CREATURE’ as per Mark 16:15 because that day the creatures and gods were out in force and they did get a very sobering message
 
Thank You all for joining us with your prayers because at the end of the day, THEY HEARD, THEY SAW and now THEY cannot plead ignorant before a Holy God.
 
  Continue those prayers that someone may reap from our labor and the Father give growth.
 
“And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours”
John 4:37-38
 
At the end of the day and we packed up and this was ust another day at the office in the life of a street preacher.
 
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh,
when no man can work”
John 9:4
 
 
PARADE DAY
 
 
‘King DAY’ was celebrated on Monday and the city of Los Angeles say there are the oldest and largest Martin Luther King parade in our nation. 
 
 Of course this parade was held in south central Los Angeles (aka gangland) and you cannot have a ‘King Parade’ without dancing
 
To say the police made a presence (for some reason), this parade is like no other. 
 
 Almost every group needs to do a dance every few steps, once there was a large prison bus that had a large sign which read ‘Remember Your Loved Ones In Prison’
 
And did I mention dancing?
 
The police and mayor can get booed and hissed, with cheers for Ronald McDonald and the crowd chanting ‘Sweet Tea 99 cent.’ Not making this stuff up, just reporting and did I mention there was dancing?
 
The group ‘Black lives Matter’ were there in force following and taunting LAPD and of course that faction was angry and grumpy because the parade started at 11AM, which in that neighborhood
 is like a 5AM start. 
 
 This no doubt was a time and place for them to get a certain race stirred up.
 
And did I forget to mention there was dancing?
 
Banners were placed along the route and it appeared the only time the crowd responded was when something was said against sodomy.
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
No doubt he will go down in American history as one of the most influential people of the 20th century Many know him for his famous “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington DC.
 
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968.
 
There is a dark side to this Nobel Peace Prize winner, he was a Mason and on Labor Day 1957, a special meeting was attended by Martin Luther King and four others at a strange institution called the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee.
 
The Highlander Folk School was a Communist front, having been founded by Myles Horton (Communist Party organizer for Tennessee) and Don West (Communist Party organizer for North Carolina).
 
The leaders of this meeting with King were the aforementioned Horton and West, along with Abner Berry and James Dumbrowski, all open and acknowledged members of the Communist Party, USA. The agenda of the meeting was a plan to tour the Southern states to initiate demonstrations and riots. King was a communist, which is not a big thing today because our President is a socialist but back in that day it was not good.
 
King was known for being an adulterer, it is history that King even spent the last night of his life with a woman who was not his wife. After getting shot and with all the chaos outside the Lorraine Motel, his advisers told the young woman to stay out of the ambulance to avoid tarnishing his legacy.
 
Before getting shot and after he finished what he was doing to that young women in the hotel, he stepped outside to have a smoke. King was a lifelong smoker but did want the public to see his habit.
 
After King was shot, his advisers stopped the bleeding while one of them, Dr. Billy Kyles, removed a pack of cigarettes from King’s pocket.
 
King’s right-hand man, Ralph Abernathy, wrote in his 1989 autobiography that the staff “all understood and believed in the biblical prohibition against sex outside marriage. It was just that he had a particularly difficult time with that temptation.”
 
Abernathy also wrote that King had a “weakness for women” while Johnson who considered King’s criticism of Vietnam a personal betrayal called him a “hypocritical preacher.”
 
Loved by many and a man who influenced his theater but will any of that help him today?
 
“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate”
Titus 1:16
 
 
WELCOME TO MY OFFICE
 
Here you get some personal Q&A time with Uncle Ruben, as you just never know what questions we will be asked on a street corner or via email/internet.
 
So I would like to post this because there may be some among you who believes we need to touch snakes as confirmation of our faith.
 
QUESTION:
 “Mr.Israel Jesus said he would confirm our word with signs following and one of those signs are taking up serpents. Do you?”
 
RESPONSE:
 You have me mistaken with someone else, I live in Los Angeles not the hills of Kentucky where that is considered evidence of Christianity.
 
Has it ever dawned on you that the word ‘snake’ may not be a literal word for an elongated reptile? Jesus called religious people ‘snakes’ often in Matthew 23 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
 
Humans were called snakes and vipers and He was not alone, as we find John the Baptist saying the same thing when addressing people;
“Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?”
 Luke 3:7
 
I not only believe this but have lived it. I have preached too many religious people, groups, meetings, cults, gurus, conventions, new agers, false prophets and teachers. They may show me white-fag and rattle their tail, many have even bit me with their poison but all for not
 
In Acts 28:3 we read where Paul was bitten by a snake;
“And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand”
 
 But IF context means anything, he was not dancing around and placing his hand inside a box of snakes to prove his belief in God. He was gathering wood to make a fire and was bitten.
 
I say anyone that places their hand in a box of snakes, grabs a snake, then dances around a Church holding the snake in air is tempting God and not the power of God. What’s next prove our faith in God we should all purposely drink drano?
 
Jesus did say
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”
 
However before that statement, he said “GO PREACH” not go into all the world and cast out devils, or go into all the world and heal the sick.
 
Yet people make that the emphasis of their Christianity. Jesus did not say to go into all the world touch snakes, that should not be the prominence of Mark 16. My 2 cent and keep the change.
 
 
EMAIL:
 “Ruben, I am puzzled cause I have noticed you wearing shirts that reads ‘fear God’. Why should we fear God? We should love God. Is that “Fear God” not the God of the Old Testament. I cannot love and fear God, just preach the gospel brother”
 
MY RESPONCE:
 One can both love God and fear God at the same time. It is the LOVE for God that will have us walk and obey God AND it is the FEAR of God which should make us not live in sin.
 
I see harmony, not confusion, I believe they both work in concert for your benefit.
 
You say ‘fearing God’ is Old Testament?
 
 That shirt was made from Revelation 14:6-7 and in case you do not know, that is the last book ifrom the New Testament.
 
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters”
 
So we find a few profound words within that text, were heavenly cherubs are flying with “the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth” and these being are preaching with “a loud voice, Fear God.”
 
Not God loves you. Not giving away free water bottles Not can I pray for you Not inviting people to Church But “Fear God” That word ‘fear’ is not a state of awe or reverence but terror as per Matthew 10:28;
 
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell”
 
No need to know Greek or Hebrew, good old King Jimmy gives you the definition by allowing the Bible to interpret the Bible with just using the BIBLE.
 
The verse used reads “fear not them which kill the body” now IF someone put a knife to your neck, would you be in a state of awe or reverence? OR would you be in a state of horror? IF context means anything, that SAME FEAR should be funneled towards God, as He can “destroy both soul and body in hell.”
 
And remember this was said to His disciples, those men that gave everything up to follow Jesus and you say invalid?
 
FEAR is not an Old Testament issue.
 For example in Acts 5 we read about Ananias and Sapphira who lied and they were both killed the text reads
“And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things”
 
Did you read that, not just ‘fear’ but GREAT FEAR….and must I remind you this was after the death and resurrection of Jesus.
 
In Ephesians 5:21 one can read;
“Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God”
 
1 Peter 2:17 reads;
“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor”
 
We have countless verses in the Bible where angels appeared to men and the trend that happens is men and women fall to the ground shanking.
 
In which those angels repeatedly say “fear Not” as in those people were terrified. God is not bipolar, in being fearful in the Old Testament and loving in the New Testament, He is the same and we can both LOVE and FEAR God.
 
Show me someone who does not ‘fear God’ and I will show you someone with no wisdom or understanding.
 
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” Proverbs 9:10
 
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge” Proverbs 1:7
 
 I will leave you with this verse found in Ecclesiastes 12:1 which is still valid today;
 
 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”
 
 
 
 THAT IS THE WHOLE
DUTY OF MAN!
 
 
EMAIL:
“rubin i have seen you preaching in a number of cities and i question. first off, i have seen the crowds you attract but i believe under the spirit of confusion. there is more chaos within your listeners then salvation. i see more disorder then repentance. i have also seen videos with ray comfort and he seems to have a lot of people standing around him too but there is no disarray. i must conclude your method is wrong and unbiblical because god is not the author of confusion and that is your fruit.
ray”
 
RESPONCE:
Allow me to clarify this confusion Raymond because the only one confused is you. Unbiblical you say?
 
Must I remind you, just who confused the people with the Tower of Babel?
 
 Not the devil, he started it in the Garden with Eve, which gives him the title of being the author and don’t think God cannot use it. See the Tower of Babel for details.
 
Think this is not fruit of the Holy Ghost, I do wonder what Bible you read.
 
For example in the book of Acts we find Paul debating for 3 Sabbaths that Jesus is the Christ and within that story we read
 
“But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.”
 Acts 17:5
 
 
 Paul’s preaching caused an uproar and as a result, the mob attacked Jason’s house. Sometime tells me you would have said that preaching was not of God.
 
Need another…...Acts 19 we find Paul preaching and making ‘no small stir about that way’ because he spoke against the ‘great goddess Diana’ and when the people heard this ‘they were full of wrath, and cried out’ Now this verse may be shocking;
 
  “And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.”
 Acts 19:29
 
 The entire city was filled with confusion as a result of Paul’s preaching. Sure glad you were not there or you would have told Paul he is doing it all wrong
 
This was said about Paul and Silas
 “And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city”
 Acts 16:20
 
You want fruit of Holy Ghost preaching?
 “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also”
 Acts 17:6
 
 After Peter was arrested he escaped from jail and we read there was confusion within the jailhouse;
 “Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter”
 Acts 12:18
 
In Revelation 11 we read about the two witnesses and after they were killed we read this;
“And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”
 
They tormented the whole world with their words and you wish to judge me?
 
What is amazing, is that you will use unbelievers to determine if my words are inspired.
 
Glad you were not around when Noah preached or you would have considered that ‘preacher of righteousness’ evil, using his theater to see if he was speaking for God. Noah would have failed.
 
Now I have seen Ray Comfort myself and God bless him for his labor but a number of those people standing around him are with him. That is why you don’t see the heated raw debates like we do. Besides I address sin and personal sin when I preach and that will cause ‘no small stir’ and if you wish to judge my preaching by the reaction of the unsaved, I say your judgment is beyond error.
 
I will take confusion and chaos any day of the week and twice on Sunday, over being quick to have someone repeat a prayer and tell them they are saved and sealed.
 
I warn you. You are close to blasphemy against the Holy Ghost by saying what you see is a result from a spirit of confusion