Saturday, October 18, 2014

Atlanta

Nothing like that Southern Hospitality, as a dear sister made me a cake for coming to her city
 
Of course the reason for going to Atlanta was to edify saints that are NOT ashamed of the Gospel.
 
We met at a local Church for morning meetings and preached on two campuses by noon, then returned after dinner for more evening speakers. 
 
  These speakers will be posted later on the SOAPA youtube site. And anyone that has ever gone to a ‘street preacher’ convention, knows these men speak with passion and not just reciting from notes. 
 
 As they teach like they preach, with loud outbursts and hands waving to hammer down a point. 
 
 No need for a sound system at the Atlanta SPAPA, and I’m sure the neighbors heard too.
 
 
 
Each day we had a place to preach and I was involved with the group that went to Georgia State.
 
Now for some reason this university is liken to a city college, as the students seemed to gain acceptance based on color of skin and surname.
 
  Having a high AP or IB test scores or scholarships and honors mean nothing on this campus. Lastly, it appears most students major in ‘Hate Christianity’
 
 
 
We stood outside the gates of the campus because we were told a student group had a permit around the free speech area. 
 
 They assumed, no one would listen but were they ever wrong.
 
“They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly”
Amos 5:10
 
Students stood by asking questions which stopped the flow going into the campus. City and campus police were called as they tried to keep the students moving and not to talk with us.
 
 
It was later decided that we could go inside and stand on the cement stage.
 
The students followed the banners. 
 
 
 
Students were everywhere mocking our belief, one student stood across from us preaching about satan and quoting the santanic bible. 
 
 Atheist held signs and homosexual danced to the delight of the crowd. Black students argued that the Bible was used to promote racism and Muslims took great offense to my banner, which was their history of Islam, that Mohamad was a child molester, liar and murderer. 
 
   As with any outdoor preach, this method of preaching will provoke many great one on one conversations.
 
 
About an hour before we were leaving one female Muslim student ran to my banner and grabbed it, pulled it into the crowd as I jumped off the cement platform into the crowd. 
 
 It was a pushing contest as students tried to rip apart that banner. Campus police moved in within seconds and ordered us off the campus. The female was detained as we were escorted away, where city police we waiting outside the campus. 
 
 The Dean of students came to talk with the girl who has changed her story saying that I attacked her with my banner. When I was questioned, I told the police that we had cameras on us the whole time and IF that were true (me attacked her) some students would have that on film. 
 She is lying. 
 Brother JK told the police that the area we stood has cameras and they should view the footage. Again, her story changed, that I hit her with my banner and kick her. According to the police her foot was swollen from the scuffle and it appeared to be bruised but I said she was nowhere near me as she was yanking my 4 foot banner and I was trying to hold on to it. 
 
 I suggested maybe someone stepped on her foot as a number of students joined in the melee. I did get my banner back, ripped and that match my ripped T-shirt. The student was warned and not cited. 
 
 Before we walked away, she continued to scream at me. I only responded to her ‘We are not in Iran, this is America’ as the Dean tried to claim her down. Something tells me, IF I were the one who attacked someone, I would have been arrested. 
 
 But we are always the visiting team and expect this. 
 
The city police, campus police and Dean knew we were coming back the next day and they were ready.
 
  That same day another team preached to the nerds at Georgia Tec, when those students sit and listen to the preachers in an outdoor amphitheater. 
 
  Now if those students at GT had a question, unlike Georgia State, they raised their hand and most of them read scripture right from their computers.
 
 
 
When we arrived at Georgie State the next day, we were allowed to use the cement podium but that area was a ghost town and within a few minutes of preaching with banners raised,
the students formed a crowd.
           
 
A number of students had heard about my banner getting pulled down and questioned me, because the story was I attacked that poor Muslim girl, who now has a broken foot. 
 
 The campus police also spent time to talk with me as they were going to review the footage from the campus security. I gave my side of the story and my ID with contact info. 
 
  Campus police made a presence and did not interrupt our preaching, as just their attendance kept the sinners at bay.
 
And of course that style of evangelism provokes conversation as everyone had a small crowd around them as we contended for the faith publicly and answered questions.
 
One student was even open for prayer, as he later thanked me knowing that someone back home is concerned for his salvation.
 
 
It is very common within the campuses we preach, that we are accused of doing more damage than good and turning more people off. 
 
  My response is simple, those professors are doing more damage than good and turning more people off in that classroom and those students come to college as a believer and graduate as an atheist, who now subscribes to evolution. 
 
 And I never heard these Christians get angry over that, but if you preach against sin and false religions, THAT is immoral and a turn off. 
 
 
 
  On Saturday, we preached downtown Atlanta for the cities transgender parade.
 
That’s right, you read that correct,
a transgender parade
 
 
Something tell me that the ‘Bible Belt’ needs to tighten up a notch. We set ourselves in a safe location along the route and that would be using a large plastic barricade to protect our rear. 
 
 With our back side protected, we warned the city and rebuked the marchers.
 
After the trannies pranced by, God opened up the skies and it started to rain and pour. We followed them into the park and continued our scolding in the rain. I say, better water than fire and brimstone.
 
The police is given over to the PC god, as they have adopted new policies on interacting with transgender community
 
 
 
On Sunday, we arrived early to preach against their yearly ‘pride parade’ and to remind them that God HATES a proud look as per Proverbs chapter 6. 
 
 And IF He HATES a ‘proud look’ how much more does He hate a pride parade? 
 
  We came early to get a good location on the route and as you can see from the picture below, the banners we raised before the street was
shut down to traffic.
 
Soon the sidewalk was filled with sodomites who argued that God is love and forgiving, yet they never mention the word ‘REPENT’ in their vocabulary. 
 
 They justify their sin because they say Jesus never spoke against the sin of homosexuality. However Jesus did mention Sodom twice and if we use their standard, He never mentioned child molestation and rape. So I guess it’s OK to molest children and rape each other, because Jesus never mention it.
   
 
Many people tried to argue that they were born that way and they were reproved for trying to rationalize what God hates and calls an ‘abomination’ in the Old Testament and ‘reprobate’ in the New Testament.
 
  “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD”
Proverbs 17:15
 
Now just before the parade was starting, a number of homosexuals with large flowers tried to cover up our banners. So much for ‘Free Speech’ in America as these people loathe democracy as per reversing the will of the people with ‘Prop 8’ and now this.
 
 
They also blew whistles to drown out the preaching. They appeared to be convicted and tried to do whatever they could to quench the preaching. 
 
 
They even pushed their wooden signs against our banners and bent our banner poles
 
 
The police was notified but did nothing
 
 
 
I walked out onto the street to talk with those in charge as seen with the photo below, but nothing was done. 
 
 
Later I had a lieutenant from the Atlanta police department tell me I needed to stay behind the barricades or I could be cited. 
 
  I asked him to move those flowers or we would get in front of them. I was not asking for them to remove their signs, just not block our banners but he was not concerned with those signs blocking our free speech.
 
In other cities like West Hollywood, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Diego those police departments have moved people to wish to block our message with signs and flags but no so in Atlanta. 
 
    Because the police refused to move the wooden flowers in front of us, a number of us moved pass the barricades towards the street with our banners. It appears the police department does not want to get sued by the sodomites, so they allowed them to push, shove and block our banners. 
 
 
 
  Ever wonder why so many open air preachers preach hard against sin?
 
The reason is very simple, we see and hear the result of what is being preached inside those four walled Churches and it is not good. 
 
 Most ministers only see their flock on Sunday, wearing good clothes, with a smile and looking saintly, however we see that same person Monday through Saturday and that good Sunday fruit is rotten, soft, mushy, bruised and underdeveloped.
 
We see a person drunk, doped up with condoms in his pocket and holding hands with someone he will be fornicating and he will argue that he is saved, because…… He said a prayer
He is sealed with the Holy Ghost
He speaks in tongues
All his sins are forgiven
He just needs prayer
He needs a testimony
God needs to deliver him from something
It’s all under the blood
He repents everyday
He is the elect and chosen before the foundation of the earth
He was told that God loves him no matter what he does
God is love
Don’t judge
My Church teaches….and told me….
You don’t know who I am I believe in Jesus as found in John 3:16
 
But the most commonly explanation we hear is: He is saved by grace and we believe in a works salvation.
 
The best verse to use regarding what is Biblical ‘grace’ is found in Titus chapter 2 where we read the word ‘grace’ in concert with the word ‘salvation’ so context is loud and clear.
 
However before we start at verse 11, verse 1 of the same chapter reads
“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine”
 
What you are about to read is SOUND DOCTRINE.
 
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works”
Titus 2:11-14
 
NOTE: the verse clearly say that salvation is appeared for ‘all men’ not a few chosen. Again this passage is ‘grace’ coupled with ‘salvation’ and that GRACE should teach us to deny ungodliness, live righteously and godly IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. 
 
 Not try to live righteously, not wait till you get your new body, not just on Sunday but this PRESENT-DAY. AND it is because of that ‘grace’ and that sanctified living, we can look forward to the return of Jesus. 
 
 As a bride worthy of that WHITE GOWN.
 
There is MORE…..we are redeemed, purified and a distinctive, with good works. OH NO, there is that ‘W’ word Christianity hates. How can the word ‘works’ be in the same text as living holy and ‘grace’ with ‘salvation’
 
What was the Holy Ghost thinking, when He inspired this Epistle?
 
Every Christian knows Ephesians 2:8;
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”
 
That verse is abused by more Church goers as a way to justify sin, but do they know Titus 2:11-14 where we find grace…salvation…living holy…and works….
 
“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God”
Acts 20:27
 
“For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips”
Proverbs 8:7
 
 
Some people tell me ‘I do open air preach Ruben, I only do one on one’
 
I say DO NOT limit the Holy Ghost, that is like saying I will only be used of God in the daytime from noon to 4:30PM or I will only talk to females under the age of 35. 
  Who would say that?
 
One can open air preach and witness, it is NOT either or. Often times after I preach in public I am surrounded with questions and spend time doing one on one. That one on one witnessing, was a result of my public preaching, so they both work in concert.
 
IF Jesus is your heart, He will come out from your mouth, be it one on one or one on 10,000
 
 
“for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh”

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The spirit of Utah

Thank You, for your prayers as the Salt Lake City mission to the Mormons was a hit and our travel from Los Angeles to Utah was safe.
 
The religious principality in that state is beyond a stronghold and bondage to many.
 
We publicly debated why LDS is not Christianity and why the Book of Mormon is not an inspired book.
 
We publicly exposed why the Mormons have another gospel and how their founders were perverts and not prophets. They had many wives, married other men’s wives, believed that the Holy Ghost had sex with Mary, believes in a mother god who is now having sex with their Mormon god and how they will also be having sex in their Mormon paradise.
 
We argued the Bible is God’s Word and anything beyond that should be questioned.
 
The picture below was taken from a local newspaper.
 
 
A number of Mormons stood in line to ask questions and I believe that was a result of being on their LDS magazine. Many just wanted personal counsel as one young member asked me about suicide. Utah is known for taking anti-depressant medication. 
 
Another young man seemed troubled and spoke with me for about half an hour, he later went into the conference only to return with more questions.
 
One person stood in line waiting for his turn to talk to me and said that he could not stay long as he is double parked, but wanted to thank me as 3 years ago he was at the conference and saw my banner and heard my preaching against the teaching of the LDS Church. He looked up a few topics I had preached against and found them to be unbiblical. He now has left the Church and just wanted to come by and thank me for being dependable. 
 
 The stories are numerous as we exhorted many to NOT outgrow the Bible and questioned their ‘burning in the bosom’ testimony.
 
 
A number of Ex-Mormons who are now atheists stood by us to hear the preaching and asked many questions when conference was in session. 
 
 A Mormon couple stood by a watched our preaching for hours, they later told me they have issues with the Church and are thinking of leaving.
 
A number of Mormons are members because the Church has helped them with money, a job or food, not because truth and salvation.
 
Pray that God send more laborers to reap our harvest and the burden of religion be removed from these poor souls.
 
 
 
Need to see a visual on Isaiah 13:2;
 
 
“Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles”
 
Check List:
Lift a banner: CHECK!
Raise the voice: Double CHECK
Shake the hand: CHECK (mark & mate)
Gates of the nobles: My hope that they enter into the straight and narrow, which is my motive to raise banners, open air preach and point fingers.
 
I hope this verse, will this
verse inspire you as it did me. 
 
 
 
  Life in my watering hole, there is none like it.
 
 
Preaching in Los Angeles where the paparazzi will follow us street preachers. Only because we do get a reaction when we preach to these TV and movie entertainers, musicians, politicians, and athletes that we happen to see on the streets…..or is it God’s perfect timing???
 
And conversing with these celebrities, I am never distracted or diverted with all the cameras clicking in my face. I am focused and not in awe in seeing them or talking to them in person.
 
As my main goal is to inform these little gods that they are sinners in the eyes of
God and need a savior too.
 
The real celebrities are
found in the Bible.
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Taking God’s Name in Vain

Keep us in your prayer as we will be driving to Salt Lake City before next weekend to once again preach the God of the Bible outside the LDS conference, where thousands come to hear from their prophet, apostles and of course us.
 
We have fought the city for free speech rights on the sidewalk for years in this uphill battle. As the Church is in bed with the government, police and media. 
 
 The public sidewalk around the LDS convention center has little room as the city has placed a small flowing river on the sidewalk and with that moving water there is not much room to stand. We are continuously reminded to not block the sidewalk.
 
The Mormon members have been told by the prophet to avoid us and not discuss or argue with us and with reason. Like any other religious group, most Mormons do not know the Bible, they know tradition.
 
 
However, earlier this year I was on the cover of their LDS magazine and that gave me much favor with these people. 
 
 This past April many came up and talked as to why Mormons are NOT Christians.
 
As we stood in front of the LDS convention center across from the Temple, I had a Mormon standing next to me holding the magazine and saying "You need to hear what this man is saying, He is on the cover of LDS Living”
 
 
The LDS magazine had never had a non-Mormon on their front cover before, so having a street preacher that reproves them publicly for outgrowing the Bible and was known for dragging their book of Mormon on the sidewalk is beyond rare. 
 
  Getting on the cover of ‘LDS Living’ was a result on being in a movie “Us and Them” 
    
 
Click the link below to view the official trailer of this documentary on politics and religion in America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r8qnM7I5-c#t=19
 
I went to the opening preview in Salt Lake City as this film made the local news, all becsuse one Mormon had the courage to walk up and ask me questions.
 
Within time he understood why I stood outside and wanted to let his Church know that these street preachers are not monsters. http://www.good4utah.com/story/documentary-highlights-encounter-between-mormon-and-protesting-street-preacher/d/story/O6FPt5df7UifqBn7V3yF7A
 
 
 
 
Going to yearly events as I do, I do get a chance to see people again and pick up our conversation where we left off a year ago. 
 
 I am starting to see fruit from preaching in Salt Lake, as it is very hard rocky ground. 
 
 Anytime one preaches against religious people, that field is stony soil and takes much digging and uprooting before that seed can be planted and watered. 
 
 
If one would witness or preach ‘Jesus Loves You’ most Mormons would say ‘Yes, I know, I believe’ and walk away. We must expose that they have a different Jesus and another Gospel. 
 
 We must reveal how they have outgrown the Bible. 
 
We must unmask their prophets, writings and man-made tradition. 
 
 We must expose the LIE before we can give TRUTH.
 
We are outside preaching before the LDS conference begins, answering questions during the conference and when they exit each session. The days and hours are long but worth every minute. 
 
Many good books are written about Mormons being a false Church or cult but someone needs to buy those books, listen to these DVD’s to understand why. 
 
 We are there on our own time and dime contending for the faith. 
 
 If you wish to support our labor, you can send your investment to:
Ruben Israel
P.O. Box 1233 Norwalk, CA. 90650
 
 
Pray for us and the ears who will hear that Jesus is not satans brother and how the book of Mormon is not inspired. 
 
  If you believe that Mormons are Christians but just are misled on a few points, I beseech you to watch this interview I had with a Mormon high priest and understand this was not a debate. I wanted you to hear what Mormons believe and why they will never expound of their beliefs. 
 
 
You will hear many topics within this dialogue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLpCFJu1xYw
 
 
 
 
As street preachers we have a message for everyone and I do admit, my points are a bit unbalanced.
 
This was not Avon calling at the front of the White House I preach much on God’s righteous judgment, His holy anger and eternal hellfire coupled with repentance…with good reason.
 
Not only is it Biblical, but I am only trying to balance out the watered down, God is love and all forgiveness gospel that many preach. People like me only even out the teeter totter to give the full Character of God.
“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God”
Acts 20:27
 
 
 
Some people believe the devil or a demon is sitting on their shoulder trying to tempt them into sin.
 
For me personally, sinners physically are around me and not tempting me but telling me how much I am hated for my faith in Jesus.
 
“Deliver me, O Lord , from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man"
 Psalm 140:1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

End of summer, but God HEATS up

Being a street preacher does not mean you just stand on a street corner and preach to pigeons and cars driving by. The concept is to go to where people are, the modern day market place or the main gates as per Proverbs 1:22-23
 
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words”
 
 
 
“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors”
 
Proverbs 8:1-3
 
 
 
And that is and artery to promote what God says. For example this week Katy Perry is having two concerts in Orange county and Los Angeles.
 
One can find a record on concerts in your city listed on your Sunday newspaper. Not only can you find concerts, but book signing, conventions, political rallies and religious news, all in one Sunday paper.
 
 
 
When I view a newspaper, it is not to see what happened yesterday but what I can do tomorrow.
 
 
 
The Kate Perry concert is a sad commentary on the American family as 60% of those attending were mothers taking their young daughters who were dressed like little whores, 38% were lesbians or effeminate males. 
 
 And were they offended in my ‘Homo Sex Is Sin’ banner, some even told me that I ‘should ashamed because there was children present’ 
 
 
  Did you know that Katy had parents who were ministers?
 
 
She is the daughter of Keith and Mary Hudson, evangelists who still travel around the nation speaking openly about their faith, Perry told Rolling Stone magazine in 2010 that God “is very much still a part of” her life.
 
That was then and this is now and to say she is backslidden would be an understatement, as she is now straying even further away from that upbringing.
 
 
  The picture below is Perry kissing Miley Cyrus but she says she is not a sodomite. Yet has a song ‘Ur so Gay’ and ‘I kissed a girl’
 
 
 
She had an interview and was asked about her religious beliefs, to which she said.
"I don't believe in a heaven or a hell or an old man sitting on a throne. I believe in a higher power bigger than me because that keeps me accountable. Accountability is rare to find, especially with people like myself, because nobody wants to tell you something you don't want to hear. I actually don't trust people who start to turn on me because they get scared of telling me the truth. I'm not Buddhist, I'm not Hindu, I'm not Christian, but I still feel like I have a deep connection with God. I pray all the time—for self-control, for humility. There's a lot of gratitude in it. Just saying 'thank you' sometimes is better than asking for things. It really doesn't matter what you are so long as you're a good person.”
 
 
Christianity was everywhere at her concerts, signs, banners and people passing out tracts, so at the end of the night, those unwanted ears heard and saw the Word of God.
 
 
 
 
DEARBORN:
 
 
 
Our case in Dearborn was expected to lose, because it is in Dearborn and we will always be the visiting team in Islam land. Not to mention those judges do not wish to get their homes or offices bombed. 
 
  The Dearborn court is right next to the Dearborn police department and I must say for a small city, that police department has plenty of armor units, bomb vehicles and other military looking wagons.
 
 
This was the same court that gave an angry Muslim probation after he tried to run nine of us over with his SUV in front of the Dearborn Mosque. It was not our word against the driver, he did it right in front of two police vehicles who filmed it with their dash-cam. He was going to be charged with nine counts of attempted murder but was given probation and walked. Justice, not much in Dearborn if you are the visiting team.
 
 
So our case was taken to Detroit and we lost there too, 2-1. Now the case is now going to the Circuit Court and if that court fails, our attorney says this has Supreme Court written all over it as they love to argue free speech. 
 
 It appears the Circuit Court will hear our case and we will be given a date sometime before the end of the year. Keep this case in prayer as I have been told that Islam is watching this case closely and it appears members of CAIR were in the courtroom. 
 
 
 We are very thankful for the many free speech lawyers who are fighting for our rights in court, to keep us safe on that public sidewalk. To read the article, clink the link below: Court OKs dismissal of case tied to Dearborn Arab festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
With school back in full swing.
 
 
College campuses across America are being bombarded with open air preachers from coast to coast. And as you know, we are to blame for ‘turning people away’ but will these same students rebuke their professors for doing the same? 
 
  How many Christians start as a freshman and graduate as an atheist. Those professors have done much more damage in one class that any open air preacher will do in years. 
 
 Yet we get the blame, understand that we are there to mop up the mess that is getting taught. As most students are concerned with getting a grade and compromising, rather than TRUTH.
 
 
 
 
 
As you know the book of Acts does NOT have an ending
 
 
Those very ‘acts’ should be going on today in the same manner as the book of Acts.
 
Preaching Jesus is NOT a ministry or a gift, we are commanded to do such. In fact, it is our duty.
 
Most Churches have children ministries, worship ministries, single ministries, feeding homeless ministries, prayer ministries, deliverance ministries, healing ministries, puppet ministries, jail and prison ministries but not much on confessing or professing Jesus in public. Which is NOT a ministry but a commandment.
 
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven”
Matthew 10:32-33
 
 
Note, the word ‘whosoever’ and with that, have you shared Jesus with someone today?
 
 
 
 
Always good to have a Brother watch your back
 
 
Often times the streets and places we go, it is good to have a brother watch your back. As we have the potential to get into a violent theater and I do enjoy plowing those fields with men who are sober men doing their job and working together. 
 
  The reason why we have so much in-house fighting in the body of Christ, is due to the fact many have never risked their lives for their brothers. 
 
 Lay down their lives, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
 
 Show me someone who is always debating or arguing on facebook, youtube and chatrooms and I will show you someone who does not spend much time on the street/campus/open air. 
 
  “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother”
Proverbs 18:24
 
 
 
 
 
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts”
Psalm 139:23
 
What many people DO NOT know, is that besides God, I am my biggest critic. 
 
 I judge myself and my motive harder than most will ever know in my prayer closet. Which is why I do what I do and say what I say with good conscience. 
 
 False accusations, slander, lies, gossip, labeled a cult and heretic has not affected my 34 years of public service and the day I am concerned what others think. Is the day I hang up my megaphone.
 
 
“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man”
1 Corinthians 2:15