NOTHING NEW IN NEW ORLEANS
We arrived in New Orleans last Thursday for a WEAK long preach of at least 10-12 hours per day and on the last day ‘Fat Tuesday’ we stood out for over 16 hours confronting sin.
Need to see what we endured during Mardi Gras, click the link below and just be advised, NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!!
People think all we need to do is tell sinners ‘God loves them’ that is a LIE from the pit of hell. I say that is the very problem, they know God loves them, but they do not love God.
IF Christians do not address personal sin and reprove their public depravity, they only strengthen the hand of the wicked and do more harm.
The gospel is the remedy and the order of appearance is ‘REPENT AND BELIEVE’ not believe and repent later. Maybe you are willing to join the saints and publicly march against debauchery in America?
We did not go there to give free bottles of water.
We did not go there to sing people into the kingdom of God.
We did not go there to invite people to Church.
We did not go there to give hugs.
We did not go there to tell everyone ’Jesus loves you’ just as you are.
We did not go there to weep for lost souls.
We did not go there to make friends with sinners.
We did not go there to give away free lunches.
Our goal was to confront public sin and rebuke such with the same boldness. Expose darkness with LIGHT and that objective was done.
It is PREACHING that will manifest demons and make that flesh flinch against God. Not singing or giving free water as per 1 Corinthians 1:18
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God”
Mardi Gras has a long history here in America and this sinful event is coupled with religion, so the idea is to sin all you want and say farewell to the flesh on ash Wednesday. So the big day is Tuesday, hence the name ‘Fat Tuesday’ and that means eat, drink, smoke, have sex, do whatever you need because at midnight you will be sorry for your sin and ‘lent’ officially starts with ashes on the forehead. With most good Catholics giving up something sinful in their life for 40 days.
And you wonder WHY the Catholic Church is so large, with doctrine like that?
Our faith should be on that BLOOD from the CROSS, not ashes on a particular day.
Our first day we stood outside an abortion clinic and the good news is, that this clinic is the ONLY death shop in New Orleans. All others have been shut down and a new one that was getting built has been stopped for almost a year.
This particular does not have any advertisement of what they do as most businesses do.
Just four walls of brick with tinted windows, wonder why?
The God of the Bible HATES “hands that shed innocent blood” as per Proverbs 6:16-19 and we surrounded the building with signs, literature and preaching.
Everyone that went inside was reproved and reminded of murder and how abortion will affect their lives. Is it any wonder most women take drugs for depression?
Later that day we stood our ground on Bourbon Street giving a very unpopular message.
“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”
We stood outdoors in the day, at night, in the wind and rain, being hated for upholding the standard of God to a dying people who wish to live in their sin.
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil”
This was Brother Christian’s first Mardi Gras and he was baptized New Orleans style.
A sinner tried to cut the megaphone with a knife and as he tried to stop him, his fingers were cut. That happened within a few minutes of him preaching for the first time on Bourbon Street.
He was cleaned up and put back outside and continued to combat sin. We do have a physician in Ohio on stand-by when we preach and we can send him a picture via cell phone and we are told how to treat a problem with our first aid kit.
This years Mardi Gras also had a young sister from Texas stand with us and never complained. When given the megaphone, she preached to the women and addressed their perverted ways.
We have had women yoke up with us for years in New Orleans but none that worked day and night during Mardi Gras. She counted the cost and worked well. This young woman is raised in a Christian home, virgin, goes to a Christian college and made time to preach with us for a week with much boldness and worked well with others. Great to see the Lord raising many nationwide willing to stand up for a holy standard publicly.
The picture below represents a number of believers who do not wish to offend sinners. His sign reads “God loves you anyway’
I know it is hard to read his sign with all the sinners around him but there is one word that will refute that sign. The word is ‘REPENT’ Repent means God does not want you as is, one must modify their life.
Get a new heart, a new outlook, and change of life, hence the word ‘Born-Again’ as per John 3:3
God does not want you as you are and anyone one saying so is not giving the full counsel of God.
Repentance is needed and IF repentance is proclaimed, convicted can be made and questions provoked as per the photos below.
“Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be”
At least 95% of the people we speak with tell us they are saved and they are going to heaven. They try to argue that grace means they can sin and God forgives, because this is what the Church/believers teach. The problem with that thinking is they never mention the word REPENTANCE.
God will forgive IF you repent.
We clarify that ‘grace’ does not mean one can sin as per Titus chapter 2, where we find the true word ‘grace’ in context to salvation.
“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”
Grace is not license to sin but a window to repent from said sin, with living holy, being peculiar people.
Of course on Sunday and ash Wednesday we preached at the oldest Catholic Church in America in the spirit of a true protestant, protesting sin and heresy.
Where were the leaders of this Church and why were they not warning their flock against sin?
Something tells me, they were outside wearing a mask and sinning in public.
Here is a clip of preaching at this Church in Jackson Square about 6 months ago when we were in New Orleans.
….at the end of the day….
Last week we led everyone to the Lord as they both saw and heard God’s Word, now what they do with that information is on them.
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences”
2 Corinthians 5:11
I do pray for more laborers to reap our labor as per John 4:38;
“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours”
Going to the ‘Academy Awards’ today
“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves”
I am heading out to Hollywood to preach another year at the ‘Academy Awards’ as everyone who is anyone in the movie industry will be there. For 35 years I have had the honor of reminding these little gods that they will die and meet a holy God as per Amos 4:12. Any time Hollywood has something to honor their own, know that God has been knocking at their door as per these old pictures taken around 1984 at the Red Carpet.
Prayers are requested as we are the boots on the ground with a message most do not have the courage to deliver.
Many have preached against Hollywood via a keyboard, youtube clip or a pulpit, but none come to rebuke this golden calf, yearly. Here is what God thinks of these fallen stars;
“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever”
I know there will be ‘fault finders and heresy hunters’ who will criticize my method, our signs, what we say and how their gospel is much more pure them mine.
Yet they are always a No-Show, go figure? IF a ‘heretic’ like me with no Holy Ghost, can make time, shame on them for having this ‘truth’ filled with God’s Spirit and ‘pure gospel’ and doing nothing.
At the end of the day, I am only doing my duty of living in my watering hole (Los Angeles) and asking you to participate with prayers.
STREET PREACHERS THANK YOU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAr1NUGne0k