Monday, December 15, 2014

Our Savior Is Born

A question I get during this time of year is
“Ruben do you celebrate Christmas and do you believe it is a pagan holiday”
 
I will answer this, as I do not know anyone who believes that Jesus was born on December 25 and I do understand the Catholic/pagan roots of such.
 
HOWEVER I think it is good as a family, nation and or as a people to put one day aside and honor the BIRTH OF JESUS. Be it, May 22nd, July 18th or December 25th, it is good to honor JESUS born in a manger, born of a virgin as per Luke chapter 2.
 
In fact I turn that ‘pagan date’ question into an argument for GOD, as my God is known to take something wicked, vile and pagan, then Christianize it into something that will bring glory to Him.
 
Does that not symbolize what God has done with us?
He can even change you into someone who will glorify Him.
 
I say utilize it rather than remove it. He is in the business of Christianizing people and things. No one knows the exact date and even the month is pure speculation but what a great time to remind the world of the birth of Jesus.
 
I say if you still consider the date to be perverted and yoking with the enemy, than I trust you will not work on that date, nor take the paid day off. That is IF you have any character and if you say your place of employment is closed. I say sweep the sidewalk, shovel snow, pick up trash, pull weeds outside, I’m sure there is something you can do. Or just return that day’s pay back to your employer, because you have a integrity.
 
For me, I think it is a great time to publicly promote Isaiah 6:9;
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace”
 
Now let me remind you of Matthew 7:1-5 which we street preachers hear often regarding ‘Judge Not.’ Well the text reads; “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again”
 
If you really believe that date is ‘pagan’ and we should avoid it, let me judge you with the same judgment. Let’s see just how you judge and measure other matters that pertain to pagan symbols. For example let me see just how consistent you are with calling the days of the week.
Friday (named after the goddess Frigga)
Saturday (named after the god Saturn)
Sunday (named after the Sun god)
Monday (named after the moon goddess)
…you do understand these also have pagan roots, so I trust you use always the Biblical terminology as day 1, day 2, day 3 and so on.
 
Months of the year are also pagan so I trust you do not use them by name:
FEBRUARY: This name is derived from Februa
APRIL: This name comes from the Latin APRILIS, indicating a time of Fertility
JULY: Named for the Roman emperor Julius Caesar AUGUST: Named for Octavius Augustus Caesar, emperor of Rome
 
 
What about that money in your wallet, you do see pagan icons that does not glorify God? I trust you have a conscience and would use gold or silver rather than that pagan money. Bartering is better than using that heathen I.O.U. that is IF you judge righteously as per Matthew 7.
 
Hey, what about a wedding ring, wedding veils, the wedding kiss, bridesmaids that also has pagan roots. Did you participate or is there a double standard?
 
Wind chimes around the house was used to protect from evil spirits. Pagan!
 
“For with what judgment ye judge (CHRISTMAS), ye shall be judged (SEE ABOVE): and with what measure ye mete (CHRISTMAS), it shall be measured to you again (SEE ABOVE)
 
 
 
If someone wishes to not to celebrate Christmas AS THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, I have no issue as that is not salvation pending.
 
But IF you wish to play the ‘pagan card’ I only trust you do work on that day, use that paper pagan money and name the days of the week and month by their pagan names.
 
“For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”
Romans 6:23
 
 
 
Does Jeremiah chapter 10 really speak against Christmas trees?
 
The verses commonly used is:
“For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good”
Jer.10:3-5
 
I question this for several reasons, but let me start off with I do not have a Christmas tree and using this verse is a weak argument. The text is talking about trees being cut, with the work of workmen and the axe. Then these trees are decked with silver and gold, fasten by nails and will not move. 
 
 Upright like a palm tree but do not speak and we should not be afraid of them. Now all that could appear to be a Christmas tree but herein is my question.
 
A Christmas tree does NOT resemble a ‘palm tree’ nor do I know anyone who is ‘afraid’ of a Christmas trees. I have never heard of one talking or someone thinking it will do good.
 
However there is a tree that has ALL the above and no one ever brings up. That would be a
 ‘totem pole’ 
 
 
 
 
These were tress cut by workmen, decked with silver and gold, fasten by nails, with legs but not moving, upright like a palm tree, cannot speak and we should not be afraid of them.
 
They are weird looking idols. Could it be that Jeremiah 10 is speaking of ‘totem poles’ and not Christmas trees and that was ‘the way of the heathen’ Christmas trees are not idols, I’ve never seen anyone bow and pray to them, however a ‘totem pole’ are idols with legs, eyes, mouths and colors. They are made to be worshipped. 
 
 
 
 
This is just my opinion, as you may have another but I personally question using that Jeremiah 10 when coupled with a Christmas tree.
 
 
 
 
Now I am often asked since I celebrate December 25th as the BIRTH OF JESUS, what about Santa, do you honor him?
 
No, however children gather around Uncle Ruben and let me tell you about this person named Saint Nick and you may have more in common with him than you know.
 
We know almost everyone has heard about Saint Nicholas but today I will tell you the true story of the very man and he is not the big jolly man with red cheeks. Nothing is further from the truth.
 
I would also like to point out some facts about this man that is both loved and hated and everything I write regarding him, did not come from any religious books, commentaries or Christian history books. But regular Encyclopedias (The World Book Encyclopedia, New Encyclopedia Britannica, Academic American Encyclopedia and such.)
 
So without further ado let us look at the man Saint Nicholas. According to all the Encyclopedias, the parents of Nicholas died when he was a young child, leaving him well off and to be raised by the catholic church. He devoted his inheritance to charity as he was ordained into the priesthood at age 19.
 
Later he became a bishop of Myra (Turkey) at a young age in the 4th century, which is why modern ‘Santa’ is dressed in red suit trimmed with white, with red hooded hat as this originated from the Bishops miter and cope worn.
 
 
 
He spent time in prison during the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of Christians and later released by Constantine. While jailed he was known to spend his days fasting and nights doing devotions. When released he traveled to Palestine and Egypt for ministry, as he did evangelize.
 
Once before a hearing with Constantine, he did not like what his opponent was saying in court so he got off his chair and slapped him in the face. He was chained up and jailed for that outburst.
 
He also rebuked magistrates publicly as he defended the poor and needy.
 
He is known to the Catholics as the ‘Fighting Saint’ with reason. So much for the jolly old man we have today with little elf’s around him.
 
There was a story of a poor man with three daughters and he was ready to sell one as slave or turn one over to prostitution and he could not marry them because he had no dowry. The story is that St. Nick heard of this and went to their home at night, climbed up the wall and tossed a bag of gold into a window. The bag flew into one of the socks that was drying on the fireplace, hence the tradition of hanging stocking to be filled with gifts.
 
 Nicholas did this three times and was caught by the father who thanked him and Nicholas asked the father not to tell anyone.
 
Another story written about Nicholas was his hatred for idols and false gods. He was at war with the pagan traditions of Greece and Rome around Myra as he was known to remove those pagan temples and break idols. It is recorded that Nicholas ripped apart the temple of Diana with his hands at Artemis in Myra, here is actual wording; “he destroyed it, angrily, down to it’s very foundation, which he tore out of the ground.”
 
 
 
Wonder what he would do to a local Catholic church today or what he would do at the local mall if he knew that much of the world adores him today?
 
Of course the Catholic church has made an idol out of him as they have with Mary the mother of Jesus and for that reasons many non-Catholics do not even speak/teach/preach on these individuals.
 
I think most active Christians today would have much in common with this man dressed in red named Nicholas and IF he were alive today the very church that sets him up as an icon would have removed him. Not to mention, he would preach against this ‘Santa’ guy and would be sitting in a jail cell for ripping apart those jolly faced pictures or slapping ‘Santa’ face at a mall.
 
FACTS:
There is no other saint represented by artists more than Saint Nicholas except for the virgin Mary.
 
The transformation of Nicholas to a Christmas icon started in Germany where the reformed churches who are always reforming something were in the majority.
 
Until the 1800’s most people pictured St. Nick as a tall, thin man that even smoked on a horse
 
In the Netherlands and Belgium St. Nick visits December 5th, where he leaves gifts in shoes next to the fireplace and has been known to have a side kick named ‘Black Pete’ who carries a birchwood rod to whip naughity children.
 
In 1809 “Knicker bocker’s History of New York” published a new version of the saint as author Washington Irving described Nicholas as a stout, jolly man with a board brim hat and this birth the person that is promoted today.
 
On December 23 1823 a poem entitled ‘An Account of a visit from St. Nicholas’ appears in the Troy Sentinel. The poem begins with the familiar line ‘Twas the night before Christmas.’ Nicholas appears a fat jolly man with a twinkling eyes and a red nose, wearing a red suit trimmed with white fur, riding a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer.
 
In 1863-1886 adds in ‘Harpers weekly magazine’ put the white beard on him, walking with a skip and reindeer pulling a sleigh and in 1931, magazine ads for Coca-Cola also pictured Saint Nicholas into what we commonly picture as Santa Claus today and who say advertisements don’t work?
 
There is a city in southern Indiana named ‘Santa Claus’
 
For the record santa does not know IF you have been good or bad, however the eyes of the Lord are everywhere and He watches so Repent and believe in Jesus as the Son of God who dies, was beaten and died for mankind and did rise from the grave.
 
No other Name but Jesus. Hope this clarifies what he is today vs what history says about him.
 
 
 
Here is a topic during Christmas that will anger a number of Catholics. I do celebrate the birth of Jesus, born in a manger, born of a virgin….however was Mary always a virgin?
 
Oh, those are fighting words to a Catholic and if they are drunk when you make that statement, expect a slap in the face.
 
But I would like to give you some verses where Mary did have other children besides Jesus. And with these verses do something productive, like ticking off the Catholics during Christmas.
 
Why not, we piss-off the legalists and atheists for celebrating that date. Pagans are mad because it was stolen from them and Christized it. JWers will call you a heretic and children get upset because we say Santa is a lie. So why not anger the Catholics? I now submit the subject that many Catholics might consider to be abominable and that would be SEX.
 
 Matthew 1:23 reads; “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”
No need for commentary as the verse clearly reads Mary was a virgin who birth our God in the flesh.
 
….PREPARE FOR INCOMING….
Now let’s talk about sex with one particular person, Mary. Mary was not always a VIRGIN. After she gave birth to Jesus, she had intercourse with her husband Joseph, because that’s what husbands and wives do and the reason they marry. Matthew 1:18 says; “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost”
Note: The words “before they came together” that is King James talk for before they had sex.
 
And in verse 25 of the same chapter we read: “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS”
NOTE: The words “And knew her not TILL” that would be King James for ‘No Sex, until they married.’ Then we read these three words “her firstborn son” which means Mary did have other sons and or children. If Jesus was the FIRSTBORN, verily there is a second-born and a third-born…..
I remember sharing this verse with a Catholic and he did finally conceded that if the verse was true, he said “even with Mary giving birth to other children, she remained a virgin all her life. It was a miracle that’s why we call her Virgin Mary.”
 
Matthew 12:46-50 we read; “While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother”
NOTE: Matthew again mentions that Mary had children as His Mother and brothers wanted to speak with Him, this was not His disciples as they were already with him in the house.
 
In Mark 6:3 we find Jesus being rejected at Nazareth; “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him”
NOTE: Mark gives names to Mary’s other sons and did mention she had at least two daughters. Conclusion, Mary was not always a virgin, she did have relations with her husband.
 
This does not make her any less godly, she was highly favored and blessed among women but did live a life outside the birth of Jesus. There are many times the Lord has used someone for a particular reason and after service is rendered, they live their lives. Mary included.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Robert Ephrata

It is with sadness and a tad of joy that I write this post. My fellow Brother and street preacher Robert Ephrata has gone to be with the Lord.
 
 
Robert preached in Washington State and traveled in the states to proclaim Jesus and a few years ago he felt the calling to minister in Africa. He was a single guy, never married and sold everything to minister the gospel in Africa and start Churches. 
 
 Of course there was a few hiccups along the way but he endured to the vision God gave him. I ministered with Robert a number of times and when he traveled into California, he would stay at our home. 
 
 He was a prayer warrior, believed in a holy living, had a concern for the lost, studied his Bible, love to worship and sing to the Lord and ate healthy. 
 
 Rarely would he eat junk food, he always seem to have a bag of nuts or dried fruit with him. His parents were old vegetarian hippies so he enjoyed organic foods and certain teas. He preached on keeping your body/temple pure and fit.
 
 
I received emails from Robert monthly however this past year they stopped, I thought nothing about it as he would always have issues with his blog/emails in Africa. He would call once maybe twice a year, just to keep me in the loop and we would talk about his exploits in Africa.
 
Over time, we sent him Christian shirts, Bibles, banners and megaphones to equip his disciples who preached in villages. 
 
  The other day , I received a phone call from Petar in Norway who read this on his blog and asked me if I knew anything about his death; “Hi everybody, my name is Barbara, I am Robert's sister. It is very sad for me to announce that Robert died peacefully in Kigali Rwanda in June 2014. For this reason I am disabling all the comments on this blog, but in his memory I've decided to keep the blog content as it is in it's current form. God bless you all.”
 
I did not know he died and we were surprised that he died in June, without no one knowing. I do not know at this time what caused his death and I am trying to contact his sister. I know he lived well and if he was ill, he would have contacted us for prayer, so it appears what ever happened happen fast. I will get more details and let anyone know.
 
To visit his website, click the link below: http://www.fbfsonsofthunder.blogspot.no/
 
 
Anyone traveling to another country to ministry, be advised and keep in touch with us via email/facebok/mail/phone call so we can know you are still plowing the field. 
 
 Regarding Robert I do not know if he was buried in Africa or brought home, as I said more details will be coming. I have known a number of faithful men in my 35 years of service who have since gone to be with the Lord and I do long for that eternal family reunion.
 
 
 
CHRISTIAN SHIRTS:
 
Brother Jack and Sister Sandy are making these shirts (sizes= M-L-XL-2X) They are free, if you promise to wear them in public.
 
 
Shipping is $7.00 per address in the U.S.A. as many shirts as we can fit in the box. Also if you want to give a gift of $ that $ will be used to order more shirts to others.
Contact them at
 
 
 
 
Here is an article I was sent where a church in Chicago apologized for our presents, our signs and my preaching. These people would have apologized for the flood, the tower of Babel, Sodom and Gomorrah and the many judgments of God to humanity. Good thing I do not take thing personally or I would never step foot outside my front door.
 
 
 
BAIL FUND 2015:
 
 
Have you supported the ‘Bail Fund’ this year? We live in a window of time where ‘free Speech’ is getting to be hindered under ‘Hate Speech’ as we open air preachers will be the first to get cited or arrested under such laws.
 
This is a fund that will bail out those Christians arrested for preaching the Word of God on a public sidewalk or a college campus.
 
The money raised will be used to get that saint out of jail and not be a burden to his family or his Church. We will send any money needed within hours to anywhere in the free world. P
 
ut action to your prayer and support our yearly Bail-Fund, as weekly I am involved with street preachers nationwide who are threaten with arrest, cited, jailed and have a court case pending on free speech.
 
Clink the link below and join us.
The picture used, was at a sodomite event in downtown Los Angeles and LAPD had me escorted for my own safety, lest the entire venue turn into a riot. However for me, it was just another day at the office.
 
Maybe if your ministry does not look like you will be arrested, other parts/members within the body of Christ can use your help.
 
Prayerfully consider the ‘Bail Fund’ and support open-air, campus and street preachers who are willing to take the Word of God in public and contend for the faith.
 
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you”
 
To see more details on the ‘Bail Fund’ click the link below:
 
 
 
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

‘Good News’ in the news


 
Join us for a street preacher’s convention in Vegas, for more details click the link below. 
 
 Join us for days filled with teaching and evenings on the streets of sin city. Then on New Year’s Eve we will be proclaiming Jesus.
 
 
 
 
 
STREET PREACHING IN THE NEWS:
 
Student preacher’s lawyers tried to make deal with district:
“A judge has not signed off on a restraining order that could allow student Michael Leal to continue preaching on campus with impunity….” http://www.snoho.com/stories_2014/120314_Everett_student_sues.html
 
Extremist preachers could be banned from campus on minister orders:
“Ministers will be able to force universities to ban extremist preachers from speaking on campus under new powers to be unveiled this week…..” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11250779/
 
Extremist-preachers-could-be-banned-from-campus-on-minister-orders-says-Theresa-May.html London university bans preacher who calls homosexuality a 'filthy' disease:
“A preacher has been banned from a London university after likening being gay to having a disease…” http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/london-university-bans-preacher-who-calls-homosexuality-a-filthy-disease-9879579.html
 
Student Bares Rear End to Evangelical Preacher Visiting Campus:
“Luke Schloemer, 19, a freshman Mass Communications major, pulled down his pants and exposed his buttocks to the preachers and knocked over a barricade, according to a campus police report….”
 
Kenya: Street Preacher Beheaded in Murang'a:
“A street preacher in Weithaga, Kahuro subcounty in Murang'a was on Tuesday hacked to death at his home by unknown assailants who cut his head off….” http://allafrica.com/stories/201411120273.html
 
Last charge against UTC student dropped:
“The remaining charge against a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student who was arrested after trying to approach a street preacher on campus has been dropped…..” http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/regional/Last-charge-against-UTC-student-dropped-282358511.html
 
WATCH: Little Girl Goes 'Blah, Blah' Ballistic on Street Preacher:
“Didn't her mother teach her to not interrupt? A young girl in Salem, Massachusetts, started yelling over a street preacher when he was sharing the gospel last month….” http://www.charismanews.com/culture/46109-watch-girl-yells-over-street-preacher
 
Street preacher fined for attempt to ‘hijack’ Stampede parade:
“Street Church preacher Artur Pawlowski was fined Monday for breaking a city bylaw by trying to crash the 2012 Calgary Stampede parade with a group of his parishioners…..” http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Street+preacher+fined+attempt+hijack+Stampede+parade/10369547/story.html
 
Students, officials question whether street preachers break university restrictions:
“Pamphlets in hand and signs firmly set in the leather harnesses secured around their waists, the Woroniecki family descended on UT's campus in the early morning of Oct. 27….” http://utdailybeacon.com/news/2014/nov/4/students-officials-question-whether-street-preache/
 
'Orange Is The New Black' News: Actress Heckles Street Preacher in NYC - 'Jesus Never Said for You to Do This!' (Video):
“The openly lesbian actress, who plays Carrie "Big Boo" Black on the Netflix series, was captured on video bullying a man who was trying to share the Gospel with other passengers while riding in a subway car…..” http://www.christianpost.com/news/orange-is-the-new-black-actress-heckles-street-preacher-on-nyc-subway-says-jesus-never-said-for-you-to-do-this-video-129117/
 
Religion column: Share your faith publicly:
“Repent and be saved! The preacher on his make-shift pulpit caught my attention, not for the first time. Earlier in the summer, I had noticed him in this upscale public square in a local tourist mecca. That day I did not stop to listen…..” http://www.dailypress.com/features/family/religion/dp-fea-religion-column-1102-20141102-story.html
 
God has called upon Uganda to replace Israel: “…..Now the 14-year-old spreads the word of God on Kampala’s streets on weekdays “because he called upon me. He says he doesn’t have the money to pay school fees and lives in a church shelter. On Saturdays he preaches the gospel in hospitals and prisons…..”
 
Man cited for CSU preacher assault:
“Ronald Underwood told police he had been standing on a stool preaching when he was interrupted by a man who he believed went by the name "Kenny." The man confronted Underwood verbally, slapped him repeatedly, threw his dry-erase board under a tree and eventually punched him in the jaw…” http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/2014/10/29/man-cited-csu-preacher-assault/18142945/
 
Salem police call amplifier ban a success:
“The move was sparked by a long-term debate over disturbances and street preachers during the city’s busiest tourist month….” http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/salem-police-call-amplifier-ban-a-success/article_3562f2b0-232e-5542-a52b-bc7370f9e5d2.html
 
'Open air’ preachers protest sin, preach gospel on campus:
“There was a buzz at Mississippi State University Friday afternoon when a group from Consuming Fire Fellowship Church in Centerville, Mississippi, came to do what is called “open air” preaching. Men and women from the church stood with various signs and pamphlets and conversed with students while one man from the group loudly preached the Bible…..” http://www.reflector-online.com/news/article_ad561dd4-58bc-11e4-8eff-001a4bcf6878.html
 
Plaza Needs Protection:
“So, it finally happened: an on-campus preacher got punched. Thursday’s news of violence on campus, which would normally garner shock from students, passed with little alarm around campus, and I can’t say I’m surprised. But that doesn’t make it right; the animosity on the Plaza has gotten out of hand….” http://www.collegian.com/2014/10/plaza-needs-protection/94713/
 
UK Street Preacher Is Charged With 'Causing Offense' for Preaching Gospel, Saying Muhammad Married 9-Y-O-Girl:
“Mike Overd, a street preacher in the United Kingdom, is facing three charges of "causing offense," a violation of Section 5 of the Public Order Act for public remarks comparing Jesus Christ and the Muslim prophet Muhammad, whom he said had married a 9-year-old girl….” http://www.christianpost.com/news/uk-street-preacher-is-charged-with-causing-offense-for-preaching-gospel-saying-muhammad-married-9-y-o-girl-127659/
 
Drug addict who thought he was Christ now a sober street preacher:
“With cars whizzing past on Meeting Street, Matthew Pridgen speaks to those who stopped in at the Holy City Tent Revival downtown…” http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141004/PC1204/141009756
 
City investigating if street preacher broke agreement:
“The city of Springfield is investigating whether a downtown street preacher violated an agreement he made last month in exchange for deferred prosecution of charges….”
 
Violence increases against street preacher after authorities ask people to monitor his sermons:
“In June this year, police in a small town in Somerset advised local shop keepers and the general public to use their mobile phones to record evidence against a local Christian street preacher if they think he is making offensive remarks, including remarks against homosexual activity. According to the preacher, Michael Overd, the result has been not only charges being pressed against him by the Crown Prosecution Service for his preaching, but an increase of violent assaults and verbal abuse against him and his friends….” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/street-preacher-says-he-faces-death-threats-after-authorities-encourage-peo
 
 
“And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me”
Isaiah 49:2
 
Reproving a religious conference on their man made traditions and how their works are as filthy rags before the God of the Bible.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Islam

DON’T LIKE MY STYLE OF PREACHING?
 
This past weekend we preached at a Muslim event in Orange county and flew two anti-Islam banners high. I will not take a pig-head, as the entire Orange county breathes a sigh of relief
 
 
The event was a fundraiser for CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) at a Hilton Hotel and this group is known for supporting terrorist cells.
 
 
 
We made no small stir outside the building, security was going to detain us, police were thinking about arresting me and there was a Church that knew we would be there and held signs supporting CAIR. They tried to block our banners and my megaphone but fled when the police vehicles arrived.
 
One guy who stood and yelled at my face told the police I pushed him and he had video. The police watched his video and of course there was no pushing. When the police questioned me, I told them we were engulfed with people filming us and IF I had touched him, someone would have footage or a picture. He agreed.
 
A number of people staying in the hotel complained and were angry at us and our preaching rather than the venue inside the Hilton. We reminded them of why we were there but we were the problem.
 
“Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates”
2 Corinthians 13:7
 
This church that came to stand against us was a sodomite church we have preached at in the past and they wish to work with Islam. I asked the minister when was the last time Iran had a ‘gay pride parade?’ They cannot handle our preaching, that religion will kill them.
 
Thank you for your prayers as we are the boots on the ground.
 
Charging, rushing and attacking the enemy for going on 35 years.
 
 
 
The Christian Post did an article with me regarding our case in Dearborn and how the ‘US 6th Court of Appeals’ wanted to hear this ‘Free Speech’ case. I do believe they knew the courts in Dearborn and Detroit were prejudice in their ruling. I have much to say on this matter but cannot speak just yet.
 
 
 
And they say ‘No one listens to you if you preach the way we do’
Why is it that people will stand around for hours watching and listening, if no one listens?
Why is it, city police are called to set up barricades around us to keep these large crowds of people from getting to close?
Why is it, people will film and take selfies with us all day long?
Why is it, this style of preaching will provoke what’s in the heart of a sinner in 2.5 seconds?
Why is it, people will stand for an hour just to ask a question?
Could it be that this generation has never been scolded, so they long and crave for someone to browbeat them?
And lastly, if we preach a different Gospel, why is it we are more public and outspoken with our false faith than those who have the pure, truthful gospel of love?
 
“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified”
1 Peter 4:14
 
Did you know last week the Muslims had a prayer at the Washington National Cathedral and couple with that, a Muslim opened up the ‘House Floor’ with a prayer on Thursday?
 
  The S-CPAN link is below and before you click, please make sure anything that can be broken is moved from your computer and I am not personally responsible for anything wrecked or ruined. 
 
 They argue to remove the 10 Commandments and prayer, yet allow a Muslim to open the day with a prayer to Allah?
 
 
 
Open air preaching is not a glamorous part in the Body of Christ. It is liken to the armpit of the body, everyone wants to be the big blue eye or the manicured nail.
 
Street preaching is lonely, rejected from both heathen and believer is an understatement but the rewards are heavenly.
 
Going on my 35th year in my public labor of love, I must say, this method of preaching is gaining much ground worldwide and why not?
 
This was the manner we find in the scriptures, with the same result. So to all street preachers, open air preachers, campus preachers and soapbox preachers, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
 
“But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses”
2 Corinthians 6:4
 
Remember Jesus did say to PREACH to every creature, did He not?
 
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”
 
Living in Los Angeles we preach to everyone, illegal aliens and space aliens alike.
 
 
What are you going to do for
New Years?
 
Perhaps Vegas, join us for our yearly street preachers convention, with classes in the morning and afternoon then street preaching at night.
 
Click the link for dates and details, then end the year proclaiming Jesus and start the New Year preaching Jesus publicly.
 
http://www.soapasn.com/