Wednesday, March 14, 2018

City of the Angels

Last weekend Sister Kathy and I preached at a couple watering holes here in Los Angeles.

Brother Mikhale and Sister Myrna from Arkansas are doing ministry at local campuses here in Los Angeles as so I took them to Hollywood and Beverly Hills

How well do you know your city and does your city know you?

Every street preacher should know his city better than the mayor on places to preach, concerts, religious affairs, convention events, political and sport venues just to name a few.

We preached on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills as this is where the rich shop and if you need to ask how much something is, you cannot afford it. 

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity”
Ecclesiastes 1:2

The streets were warned that the gospel is free and God will not judge mankind for their bank account but by the word of God.

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever”
Isaiah 40:8

Money is not evil, it is the LOVE OF MONEY that is the root of evil, because of that love for money they will lie, steal, cheat and even murder for those bills.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows”
1Timothy 6:10

There was a gold box on the sidewalk and people went inside to take pictures on them in Beverly Hills and of course they were forced to hear some good preaching wanted or not.

Money is not a savior, it can bring sorrow and problems as per 1Timothy 6:9

“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition”

A person does not need to be a millionaire to be rich, as a homeless person can be just as selfish and greedy with a one dollar bill.

We need money to function but is that money used to glorify God as we had many rich people in the Bible, but money was not their god. 

“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you”
James 5:1

These kids were selling candy for a dollar and some celebrity in the orange sports car gave them 100 bill and that seemed to make their day. 

Kathy later talked with those two kids about Jesus and they did heed.

Here is an interesting picture below, the person walking by is Jewish who believes in Jesus as the Christ and had heard my preaching before. 

He kept asking me to preach against Islam because there are a number of Muslims in Beverly Hills. 

He was going to buy the woman he is dating a $250,000 ring but wanted to spend a few minutes hanging around us and was very thankful for my public stand against Islam.

We exhorted the people on the sidewalk to invest their riches into God’s kingdom with reason.

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal”
Matthew 6:19

Now remember the more treasures we have that we gained on earth, the more treasures we get to throw at the feet of Jesus when we bow down to Him.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins”
Isaiah 58:1

“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Romans 10:14

We also preached on Hollywood Blvd where the crowds gather to look at the stars on the sidewalk but that day Paramount Pictures Studio were filming a movie on Hollywood Blvd. 

They even shut the entire street down to film around the Grauman's Chinese Theatre and that is where we planned on preaching.

WHAT TIMING and there is more……the studio had someone on the sidewalk carrying a sign about God and holding a cross when they film crowd shots……..THEN WE SHOWED UP and raised our banners……I over heard them say ‘Those are the real guys’ talking about us.

The director tried to get us to leave but I refused and LAPD said I had every right to stand on the sidewalk, they even tried to bribe me.

I refused. 

We stalled the entire operation as we negotiated, even some of the cast stood around watching what we were going to do. 

Because we were not leaving, they decided to continue the filming, with perhaps our banners in the background of this film.

God is amazing. 

The preaching continued with or without the lights camera action, as we preached that the real stars are located in the Bible. 

Men and women who served God, were persecuted, beat, jail and killed for their faith.

We warned the people that there is NO take-two after they die and only Jesus can edit their sin.

We even answered questions of how do we know God, how do we know the Bible is true, other religions and even politics with a dash of humor.

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints“
Jude 1:3

At the end of the day Hollywood was warned again that God is the biggest paparazzi ever, He is watching and He is taking note.

“For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes”
Jeremiah 16:17

“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good”
Proverbs 15:3


Let me be frank for once, most worship music is pure emotion and oftentimes the beat is louder that the words singing to God.

Worship music always start with fast joyful music first and end with slow praise worship, to set the tone for the Holy Ghost to enter, complete with lights dimming and even smoke machines that will help you feel the Holy Ghost.

The HIGHEST form of worship is OBEDIENCE.

I worship God when I preach in public, I do not have the voice to sing and if I did windows would bust and coyotes will howl. 

But those words that I preach are worship to my God…..and really don’t these pictures look like an outdoor concert somewhere under the sun?

“O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation”
Psalm 95:1

Friday, March 9, 2018

Awards and a Heavenly Award

Last Sunday was the 90th anniversary for the Academy Awards and this is the golden calf of Hollywood where everyone who is anyone within the movie and film industry comes to worship the work of their gods.

This Academy Award is the most prestigious accolade someone in the film industry can earn.

It commands respect and esteem. But the statuette itself is only worth $1. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts and coordinates the awards each season, has strict rules regarding the statuettes. The official regulations state that winners cannot sell their Oscar without first offering to sell it back to the Academy for $1, which makes each one worth a mere $1.

This also applies to family members who inherit Oscars from relatives who have died.

We stood outside where the limos are lined up to be checked before they can go into the theater and the get dropped off on that sanctified red carpet.

This is where these movie gods can flaunt themselves as this event gives the world the state-of-the-art fashion, new fads, from jewelry, piercings, tattoos, dresses, hairdos, body surgery and to speak on whatever their latest politic beef is…..all to be cheered by the world.

Of course we were outside busting that bubble and exposing the fact they are but mere sinners in need of a savior. 

REPENT AND BELIEVE because there is NO take two on Judgement Day and ONLY Jesus can edit their sins for salvation.

Again we had a great located as they could not miss our banners lined up and the megaphone was so loud it echoed a couple blocks as to our presence.

Their life of drugs, alcohol, marriage and divorce, depression, scandals, cosmetic surgery, anti-depressant drugs and of course in the end death by Hollywood’s natural cause….. suicide….and for that they will always be remembered as a god.

They were reminded the real stars are in the BIBLE. Those men and women who lived holy, walked and obeyed God and for that they were arrested, persecuted, jailed and killed for their faith.

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever”
Daniel 12:3

These movie icons were treated like a regular joe and that is ‘strange fire’ to them because of their celebrity status and many took pictures on us and recorded us on their cell phones, because who are we to say that to them.

Funny how on that ‘Red Carpet’ cameras are flashing at them, 1000’s of pictures of them, YET on their personal iphone, they have pictures of us. 


I could not tell you who they were because I do not go to the movies, watch TV or read tabloid magazines, so I am not starstruck.

We were focused on the job at hand of warning sinners of their future without Jesus the Christ.

These people were rebuked for memorizing a movie script but cannot remember the 10 Commandments nor the books of the Bible, let alone Bible verses.

They were warned they never give God any credit, if they win they acknowledge everyone but God and for that they were rebuked.

The book of Jude mentions
“wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever”
as these gods are lost and their fame is their only reward.

Back in the day we could stand across the street from the Red Carpet but since Islam surfaced their head after 911 all these big events have been modified for safety reasons.

I am thankful the Lord had me outside that event since 1981. What a blessing to live in this city that can influence the world with movies, music, fashion, fads, tattoos, body piercing, hairdos and to be used of the father and echo what God needs to say to these little gods.


And ‘they’ say no one listens to what street preachers say, well there is a Netflix documentary titled ‘Seeing Allred’ with none other than attorney/advocate Gloria Allred and towards the end of the film her and I go nose to nose at the Lincoln monument after Trump’s inauguration.

Over the few decades we have seen each other in many cities and we do have a few choice words to say to each other and once a year we have our annual faceoff at the Hollywood sodomite parade where she once pulled out a megaphone to argue with me.

The picture used for this post was taken in Washington DC outside the Supreme Court where the highest court in our land was hearing arguments on same sex marriage and we had a thing or two to say to each other.

To view the movie trailer 


As you know Billy Graham died February 21 and what people say about his salvation is all over the board. From not saved, to saved, to never was saved, to lost his salvation, pure goat, man of God and he was a pawn for satan.

This seems to be normal if God raises up men for service and they die. Men like Chuck Smith 2013, R. C. Sproul Dec 2017, Jack Hyles Feb 2001, Bob Jones Sr. Jan 1968 the naysayers always question their salvation as they themselves are not even a bleep on the radar.

Here is a brief history on Mr. Graham:
He lived 99 years and it appeared he had a heart for Lord at a young age. In May of 1934, the Christian businessmen of Charlotte, NC, secured permission to hold an all-day prayer meeting at the Graham farm.

On that day, a prayer was raised that out of Charlotte the Lord would raise up someone to preach the Gospel to the ends of the earth…….well it was in that year the previously reluctant Billy Graham gave his life to the Lord at a revival meeting led by travelling evangelist Rev. Mordecai Ham.

At 16 years old, Billy Graham was about to experience the transformation of a traditional farm boy into someone that will travel the world preaching. After graduating from high school, Billy enrolled at Florida Bible Institute, now Trinity College, and began to lead prayer meetings at a nearby trailer park and downtown mission hall.

He also preached at a local church, as an ordained minister of the Southern Baptist Convention. Other churches began inviting him to speak because he spoke with passion. In 1940, Billy enrolled at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL, studying anthropology. He graduated in 1943 and two months later married a fellow student Ruth McCue Bell, whose parents were missionaries in China.

Billy applied to become a U.S. Army chaplain but was told he needed pastoral experience first, and therefore accepted a call to a small Baptist church in Western Springs, IL.

While there, he was offered the opportunity to host a 45-minute religious program called ‘Songs in the Night’ on Chicago’s largest radio station. It was there he met and became friends with Canada’s George Beverly Shea, a soloist on the show. By 1945, Billy was invited to become the first full-time organizer for Youth for Christ – establishing a lifelong path for him as an evangelist.

Four years later, while Billy was conducting evangelistic meetings in Los Angeles and shortly afterward, Billy began a national weekly radio program “The Hour of Decision” that continues today on hundreds of stations in the U.S., Canada and overseas. Millionaire William Randolph Hearst saw an investment and as a publisher he promoted Graham while conducting a meetings in Los Angeles.

So with the aid of Hearst the news media began covering him. There were local stories, but also in the wire services and in Time, Life and Newsweek magazines. What was initially supposed to be a few weeks of meetings attracted such large crowds that they continued for months as Graham made front-page coverage on Hearst newspapers.

He kept a simple message and with that simple gospel, he was able to go into nations the Bible was rarely taught, he suffered from Parkinson's disease since 1992. I do believe many people were saved from his preaching and many people used his preaching as a stepping stone to get saved.

His preaching career lasted for over 70 years and there is no baggage attached to his name. No adultery, no stealing money for the ministry, no drugs or alcohol, never needed a rehab, no extra marriages or children that turned atheist, gay or a life of sin.

Many Presidents wanted his at the White House on many occasions during his long life, all the way back to Dwight Eisenhower, whom Graham baptized in the White House shortly after the 34th president's inauguration.

It is said and can be argued that the world loved him, but I say most people will speak well of you after you die, as per the Roman centurion who acknowledged Jesus as the Christ after he died.

"And when the centurion who stood opposite Him saw that He so cried out and gave up the ghost, he said, “Truly, this Man was the Son of God!”

And remember even Herod was happy to meet Jesus as per Luke 23:8
“And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him”

I question many of the salvations of ‘repeat this prayer’ and I do believe some souls were saved and continue to walk with the Lord today.

You may argue all you want but I will file his death under Philippians 1:15-18 and rejoice.

“Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice”


A few of us went to Charlotte North Carolina to show our support for Billy Graham and while there guess who we bumped into in that city….?.....

….we bumped into the westboro baptist church picketing the funeral and we faced them off.

That picket for them was like no other they have done because of our encounter.

We publicly rebuked them non-stop as they continued to walk away from us. Wait till you see the video on that. Even Shirley Phelps called me a ‘bully’ for getting in their face, my response…..’that’s the pot calling the kettle black.’

This group has a one dimensional gospel that blames everything on sodomites and at one point one of them said ‘If God does not judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom’ 

My response was ‘Did you know who said that? was Billy Graham….the same person you are picketing’ and of course I got the deer in the headlight look.

The men (if you can call them that) were cowards and did not respond unless the women gave them permission, they just turned away, chanted and sang to drown my preaching out.

The spirit of Cain lives as I said they were Jealous of Billy because his children serve God, unlike Fred’s children, with one an atheist and his grandchildren fleeing the cult.

We have video coming and you will be surprised how spineless these people are when confronted as they seem bold with a keyboard or via youtube but cowards when challenged.

The Charlotte police gave me much favor to do what I normally do and that is to rebuke and reprove sin, only this time it was against that very small and shrinking religious group. 


Here is an interview I had with someone heavily involved with the Graham ministry for decades and he answered many questions regarding many issues with Billy.

Dennis Agajanian has recorded over 20 albums, has played at churches around the world in 120 countries, having also been featured at the Harvest Crusades and Billy Graham's crusades since 1974 and during this interview he gets questioned and gives answers.

Hope this clarifies a few negative things that have been said about Billy as I believe Billy is SAVED. 


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