Sunday, January 17, 2010

THE FISHING HOLE, KNOWN AS LOS ANGELES














Living in Los Angeles is a plus for a Street Preacher because this city can influence the world with its music, television, movies and trends. One can preach almost 24/7 at an event as the weather is always good. And on certain nights these people meet in one place to flaunt their stuff and honor each other with their golden calf.

*Friday night at the Hollywood Palladium were the “Critics' Choice Movie Awards” and since I was covering this even by myself I had to choose between the limo entrance or across the street from the red carpet. I was moved towards the limos and it was confirmed with parking my van across the street from where I needed to stand (which is big considering Friday rush hour traffic in Hollywood). I found a small street off of Sunset Blvd where the limos were lined up and many of celebrities (sic) walked out and pointed at my WARNING BANNER with the laundry list of sins and I was close enough to hear them read my banner to each other. Oh the men wore black tuxedos and the women were dressed and full of trinkets, yet inwardly they are swine. Some even pulled out their cell phones to snap a picture of my banner or shout “I am at least 4 of those things” others said “I guess I will await hell” as I responded to their comments. That location was one of the best I’d had in 30 years of preaching Hollywood gigs.

This was one of those days where your banner does more preaching than you can do and hearing all the comments, they fulfilled Job 15:6:
“Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee”
As the more they talk the more they indict themselves.

*Tonight (Sunday night) in Beverly Hills we preached at the 67th Golden Globe Awards as Hollywood displayed itself again, and not all that glitters is gold. Everyone that is anyone within the movie/film business was there as we were there in force.

I dropped off Doug and Donna across the street from the Beverly Hilton where they hoisted their banners and worked the crowds then Rod, Mark and I stood with sandwich signs by a side street as ever limo needed to drive by us and get checked by security and bomb sniffing dogs to drive towards the red carpet. We all stood in the rain as limo after limo drove by our location. Here are some of those names that arrived on the sanctified Red Carpet but before seeing our signs:
Kevin Bacon, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Drew Barrymore, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman, Gabourey Sidibe, Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver, Julia Roberts, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, William Hurt and towards the end of the 5PM start our very own Governor of California drove by us and grinned at Rod and I.
Christianity in California sometimes has its benefits.

The Globe Awards is presented annually upon the best in
motion pictures and television by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign. This event will be broadcast to more than 150 countries worldwide, generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars and the Grammy Awards. Unlike the Oscars, the Grammys and the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards is one of two major Hollywood awards ceremonies, the other being the Screen Actors Guild Awards, that does not have a regular host.

As often as inside pulpits preach against the sins of Hollywood, one might think many Christians and Churches would be outside protesting such event, but in my 30 years of preaching at these events no one makes time to reprove these people to their face.
We stood along the streets in Beverly Hills preaching and witnessing to all the stretch black limos waiting in traffic to drive to the Red Carpet.








This is one of the idol’s that ever drunken, drug addicted, fornicating, adulterer, pro-homo, pro-abortion, drug rehabbing, suicide attempting Hollywood celebrity covets and must pass by us to get their hallowed statue.
My 2 cents on Haiti
The world has watched what happened to Haiti as the 7.0-magnitude earthquake demolished the island but what really chaps my hide are all these religious organizations that are flooding my email box with pictures pleading for everyone to donation to their ministry. They are jumping all over each other with who has more love and why we need to support their ministries.

One can only speculate, that if these same originations were around during the fallen Tower of Babel, they would have apologized for the actions of God AND sent volunteers and money to rebuild the tower BIGGER and TALLER than before. And for good measure teach the workers sign language to be one step ahead of God next time. All this of course would be done under the umbrella of ‘we love’ you more than God.

Then these love-dolaters would run and rebuild Sodom and Gomorrah in brick this time, and apologize to that region for the fiery actions of their God?

I believe these “love” ministries long for calamities and use these misfortunes to promote their own ministries, knowing that most Americans will send checks and be moved by the right photos coupled with the right music.

One could only imagine what CNN would have done if they were around during the Great Flood? Showing footage of floating kitties and little puppies coupled with screaming children trying to climb to the highest tree as Noah refuses to open the doors of the ark or toss down life rafts to the sinking bodies. CNN and other networks would have tainted the Name of God with words like ‘demonic’ and ‘cruel’ rather than HOLY and JUST.
Do not get me wrong, if you feel compelled to assist, do so but at least VOICE WHY God allowed this to happen, because you can bet that He was not out playing golf that morning. Every Bible Believing Christian must ask, what provoked a Holy Longsuffering God to annihilate that island…..or…..if you are a tree hugger one must honestly ask, was it THAT time of the month for mother nature?

Let us understand that Haiti is well known for its witchcraft and pagan religion, it is what it is, no one is rejoicing, but let us just call a spade a SPADE. Now did you know the AIDS virus was funneled from Africa into Haiti then into the world? Haiti was a main player in this death disease. To date HIV/AIDS is Haiti’s leading contagious cause of death and the
UNICEF reports that: “It is estimated that about 5.6 per cent of people aged 15-49 years old in Haiti are living with HIV/AIDS. This includes about 19,000 children. Antiretroviral drugs are extremely scarce.”
The Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Monsignor Serge Miot, 63, was killed and the diocese’s vicar general, Benoit Seguiranno is still missing. It was reported that “The Cathedral, the Archbishop's residence, all the great churches, all the seminaries are reduced to rubble. The pastor of the Cathedral, who survived the earthquake said, that the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince perished under the rubble, along with hundreds of seminarians and priests who are under the rubble" and Mary was where?
I wonder just how much money the Vatican will be donating or if any of the Pontifical Swiss Gaurd will be sent to fight off the looters during clean up?
To be filed under “religious wacko”
I sent Brian Cranford of North Carolina an email regarding Todd Bentley, that he has slithered out again only this time he is at a Church called “Morningstar” which is hosting Todd’s ‘restoration ministry’ in North Carolina. So Brian and his brother in law Ken went down there and sat down during their “worship service” (sic) which had women knocking down chairs and rolling around on the floor, people running around and jumping in a frenzy, laughing loud as others had their laptops open and were emailing or posting on face book during the confusion and there was a room which was given solely to bodies rolling on the floor. It could be defined as chaotic.
Security seemed to watch Brian and Ken because they did not drink the Bentley kool-aid and were sitting quietly during this alleged worship service.
After two hours of worship (wink-wink), someone began to preach to those exhausted worshipers on giving money, they need money, more money, a bigger place is needed and at this point Brian and Ken began to walk out of the meeting but Ken stopped in the center of the meeting and began to rebuke the message and show publicly as security quickly moved them out and warned them of coming back.
Todd Bentley is a snake in wolfs clothing that started a movement in Lakeland Florida for those that have no faith and need to see the Holy Sprit jump though hoops like a circus act. This faithless ilk needs to see some type of miracle to help their unbelief, not understanding that the function of the Holy Ghost is to PREACH not make you feel cozy or laugh while rolling around on the floor.

Jesus said, “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”
Verily, these people are NOT BLESSED.

I recommend that if this devil comes to your city that you publicly rebuke him and his sheep-people .

For well hath Jeremiah spoken:
“I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness; they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah…..I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied……How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;……Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith….”
Jeremiah 23


And to those that run to this chaotic circus, this is what they want, therefore God gives them a full cup. As an adulterer wants a new lover, a sodomite wants a newer object, a dope smoker needs a different drug, and these followers demand a newer function of the Holy Ghost. This is not strange fire to God, maybe the faces have changed, but this is BIBLE come alive.

“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; AND MY PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE IT SO: and what will you do in the end thereof?”
-Jer.5:31


“They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word”
-Ezek.13:6


“If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people”
-Micah 2:11



Pray for us that tomorrow the weather will be fine to preach Jesus Christ in South Central Los Angeles at the annual Martin Luther King parade and later that evening preach outside a Kabbalah meeting in Los Angeles. It just started to rain tonight and it looks like we will have rain most of the week, so the MLK parade could be cancelled or we just stand in the rain again.