Saturday, January 9, 2010

NEW YEARS REPORT

* Before the New Year a few Street Preachers were invited to the home of Dennis Agajanian and I was humbled to be one of those few. Now Dennis is very active with Franklin Graham, he travels with Franklin worldwide singing before Franklin speaks and he is featured at the Harvest Crusades and Billy Graham's crusades.





Dennis Agajanian Dennisagajanian.com
This humble man is a five time Musician of the year, and a three time Entertainer of the year awarded by Christian Country Music hosted and us for 2 days of fellowship. Brother Dennis not only sings for the Lord but has his roots in Street Preaching in Christian Brothers Church Long Beach. As a young saved Christian he preached with Bible raised and banner in hand on campus and on the streets of Southern California. He was once hit with a 2x4 over the head and taken to a hospital in the 1970’s for preaching against a sodomite parade. His love is to testify for Jesus be it with his guitar or banner (see photo below). We had a blessed time of fellowship and communion as his hospitality was off the charts and will soon be showing some of my preach pictures to Franklin Graham and our method of preaching as being a active part in the Body of Christ. In this man’s office there are photos of Dennis and Johnny Cash, he with President Bush, the Grahams, numerous autograph letters and photos hanging on his wall. This Street Preacher was humbled that Agajanian wanted us in his home and made time from his calendar to fellowship and inquire on our nationwide exploits as our method is gaining momentum. As John the Baptist ushered in the coming of the Messiah, the Father is now raising up numerous John’s on this populated planet to again escort the coming of our King.











Brother Dennis preaching on Main Street in Sturgis South Dakota


NEW YEARS EVE, LAS VEGAS










* Thursday December 31 2009, Las Vegas Blvd was alive with sin as people roamed the Vegas strip like zombies plotting out sin. God resurrected banners and Street Preachers everywhere pleading, rebuking and preaching to the masses and awake from their stupor. Numerous brethren from out of state and Norway joined us to shine God’s light brighter than the lights on these casinos. I remember only a decade ago when only 2 or 3 of us would preach this event and now we had well over 30 Ambassadors and I was both blessed and humbled to meet new faces that plow the field with boldness.

Even with all the sin in sin city these people were occupied with us and stood around us for hours as we stood by the police and where there is extra light just to keep the sinners in check. Yet the police needed to move the angry crowd a number of times, mounted police were on standby and even moved the swarms of people when things heated up. I saw at least 3 people detained by Vegas Police for crimes against the preachers, as our presence now in Vegas is become as common as a flashing light on the strip.

Each preacher preached and everyone had small groups around them answering questions and contending for the faith as the sinner tried to justify sin. At midnight the desert night was filled with fireworks that lasted over 10 minutes to usher in the New Year as a smoky fog filled the Vegas strip we continued to preach the God of the Bible. We did not leave Vegas till 2:30AM and headed our 5 hour drive to Pasadena and the 8AM Rose Parade start.

To Be Filed Under "EXTRA CREDIT":
Brother Tom joined us out in Vegas, as he was diagnosed with cancer last year. Doctors gave him a short time to live yet he made time to preach from a wheel chair for a couple hours.
It was a blessing to see Tom with his hallmark smile being a living testimony as he ministered to this minister. Our dear Brother Tom is enduring to the end.











Brother Tom Preaching in San Francisco

Here are a few articles of MAKING
NO SMALL STIR in lust Vegas

New Years Partiers, Preachers Clash in Sin City:
“…….A row in the middle of Las Vegas Strip of about 30 evangelical preachers waving placards warning of eternal damnation for the porno freaks, baby killers, astrologers, Mormons, Muslims, gays and so called Christians in their midst……..”
http://www.sphere.com/nation/article/preachers-partiers-clash-in-las-vegas-on-new-years-eve/19300094?sms_ss=email

New Years Eve 2010, Vegas Style!:
“What a night folks, what a night! Nothing like street preacher riots, drunken mishaps, and police take-down and drag-outs to bring in the new year in Vegas!.........I suspect the highlight of the evening for many people where the "Street Preachers". These individuals would speak on scripture, damnation, and other aspects of their belief. In my opinion, it is fine as it is their right. But it ended up getting out of hand. They would set up just beyond where the police barricades were. They then began to banter, instigate, insult, and harass a number of men, women, AND children…….”
http://glasseyedbandit.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-years-eve-2010-vegas-style.html

The Great Godly Claire Nolastname:
“…….Some people tried to reason and debate the fire-and-brimstone set, which in this image includes Petar Keseljevic (black jacket from Oslo Norway) and Ruben Israel (sandwich board, is proprietor of officialStreetPreacher.com……..”
http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2010/01/nye-10-great-godly-claire-nolastname.html

VIDEO CLIPS PREACHING IN SIN CITY:














Here is a photo taken from another website in sin city which exposes a nude silhouette in the window of a caSINo coupled with one of our FEAR GOD banners on the street, as light and darkness clash.


THE ROSE PARADE









Jesus in Nazareth stood up in a synagogue on the Sabbath day and read:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” –Luke 4:18-19

* Friday January 1 New Years Day, this was my 30th year preaching this event and to see one million souls gathered in one place is indescribable and that would even be an understatement. With nice weather, a massive crowd assembled, banners followed the last float with God’s Word being heralded on the 5 1/2 mile parade route to ears that hear. The message was simple, “Why is it the Year 2010?” and “What happened 2010 years ago that mankind marked that time and even the atheist and Muslim must honor that date?......It all rotates around that Name JESUS.”

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” -Acts 4:12

At the end of the 2 1/2 hour parade, I hauled many of these same preachers to the Rose Bowl for the second assignment of the day and without rest they were dropped off by noon for the 2PM game time. Bodies were endless that day and I pray that another reap this harvest where they bestowed no labor.

“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours” –John 4:38

A Rose Parade fact:
This 121 tradition has been held in Pasadena on New Year’s Day, except when Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday. In that case, the parade held on the subsequent Monday, Jan. 2. This exception was instituted in 1893. According to the Tournament of Roses Association Web site, this "Never on Sunday" policy was instituted in order "to avoid frightening horses tethered outside local churches and thus interfering with worship services." Therefore, the parade has never been held on a Sunday.

The Rose Parade began at a Pasadena Valley Hunt Club in 1890, when Professor Charles Holder suggested holding a festival to tell the world about California. That first year, two thousand people came out to see flower-covered carriages travel down Colorado Avenue. Today, one million people turn out every New Year’s Day to watch the floats, bands and equestrian groups as the world watches via live broadcast.

Here are 2 youtube clips from Brother Neil (San Diego):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYQb02sL2Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rb9-YszfeY&feature=related


THE ROSE BOWL -JAN 1 2010







* After preaching to the hundreds of thousands in on Las Vegas Blvd the night before and the 1 million souls along the parade route we end this New Years day with a night cap. A small crowd of only 100,000 at the Rose Bowl game. The police have given us much liberty at this venue for decades as NO-bull horns echoed and banners raised around the stadium. This is the 96th Rose Bowl known as the “Granddaddy of Them All" which hosted Oregon vs Ohio State heard the Word of God proclaimed before and after the game. So after 2 days the Holy Ghost allowed us maybe 6 hours sleep, so we were ripe for a good night sleep……..and that we did.


THE FLOAT VIEWING











* Saturday January 2nd, the day after the parade almost 800,000 people come to see the floats up close and personal at Victory Park so most will get to see banners, hear preaching and take tracts. This venue/fishing hole is great because it only has two ways of coming in with two exits and both are covered as per Proverbs 1:20-21. Once again the weather was great, about 70 degrees on New Years in Southern California and a few degrees warmer each day after.
There are no other parade floats like these in the world, for every float is made with a living flower, plant, seaweed, seeds, vegetables, etc with no artificial material allowed and these breathing floats take nearly a year to construct.

We do take full advantage of this all day event and used it to remind everyone that Jesus ROSE from the dead and He is the ROSE of Sharon and the lily of the valleys.

* Sunday January 3 rd, Petar (Norway), Neil (San Diego), Doug, Dale and I (Los Angeles) preached in Venice Beach, which is an event within itself. This boardwalk is filled with every type of religion, every type of sin and every type of liberal, tree hugging socialist, dope smoking theologian that is willing to debate his cause on how he knows God. If the weather is good any Street Preacher that visits Los Angeles/Hollywood does Venice for the ground there is rocky and must broken before planting or watering seeds that can be fruitful. THIS IS A HARD-HAT AREA WHERE MANLY TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO PLOW THIS TERRAIN.

A number of people threaten to call the police on us but L.A.P.D. as we made “No small stir about that way” and with any big city with much crime they never came, so we had much liberty as per “But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”

The preaching and conversations were inspired as we exhorted those worshipping the sun to worship and adore the Son of God and Kiss the Son lest He be angry. One can always tell an out of towner, because they walk Venice Beach in a state of amazement as the forward sin on the boardwalk is a public display. Believers get upset with our boldness and method, yet see the brazenness of the heathen and say nothing…..go figure?












* Tuesday January 5, Petar, Mark and I were going to preach a local campus but Long Beach State seem not to have a pulse so we were moved to preach in Hollywood. We stood and preached to those at the Graummen's Chinese Theatre where its most distinctive features are the concrete blocks set in the forecourt, which bear the signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame or from God’s perspective Walk Of Shame. There are nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete of the theater's forecourt so one can find a crowd there all day from around the world. This is a must if a Street Preachers comes to Los Angeles. The three of us stood on the sidewalk facing the theater and was stirred by the idolatry, so we publicly preached against movie-dolatry and those that idolize Hollywood celebrities and not biblical icons for our God is a jealous God.

“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”
–Ex.34:13

One never knows who you will see on the streets, as we were preaching in Hollywood we ran into Brother Saunders preaching:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-TgAyNaiA&feature=email

We later walked and preached in front of the Kodak Theatre where the Academy awards will be held March 7th and it should be noted that within this 615 million dollar building is a garden called “Babylon Court” (see photo below), Hollywood hides nothing of the god it serves, yet it’s a shame that many Christians keep their faith personal and private.













LAKErs OF FIRE:
* Later that night, after The Hollywood gig, we preached at a Lakers Game as a packed Staples Center was reminded of Jesus. We met an older Asian Brother that preached with a plastic funnel with the zeal of 18 year old. He walked and proclaimed with hands raised to everyone as he moved and preached with passion. He also was blessed when he saw our banners lifted. He did not stop and question if we were pre-trib or post trib, he did not ask if we believed in once saved always saved, he never inquired if we were Calvinists nor did he demand to know what Church we were with. He kept his hand on the plow and focused on his preaching and what was clear is that the Word of God was being proclaimed. Now the convicted believer walking into the game was a different animal, he needed to question everything about us to ease their conscience.

Wednesday January 6th, the 36th annual People's Choice Awards










* What’s a Street Preacher to do on a Wednesday night in Los Angeles?
Answer: Preach to movie stars.
The Peoples Choice Awards were given at the Nokia Theater as Doug and Don stood on the corner of Figueroa and Chick Hearns Way with banners, Rod and Paul stood across the street from the Red Carpet with banners while Petar and I stood on the sidewalk next to the incoming limos about twenty yards from the Red Carpet with sandwich signs.
Each limo passed by Petar and I as we stood so close to those incoming limousines that we could open the doors if we wanted and those sandwich signs were at eye level for those darken windows. The roar of the crowd could be heard as each person walked out from their limo onto the hallowed Red Carpet as the crowds worshipped their gods.
This event was hosted by Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige, with Sandra Bullock, Mariah Carey, Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Carell, Jackie Chan, Chevy Chase, Ellen DeGeneres, Jenna Elfman, LL Cool J, Ryan Reynolds, George Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jennifer Aniston, Kristen Stewart, Johnny Depp and such on stage.

Unlike the Oscars or the Golden Globes in which nominees and winners are selected by industry peers - the People's Choice Awards are determined solely by the viewing public. over 60 million fans nationwide will go online to vote and personally pick their favorites for the 36th edition of the People's Choice Awards.

To Be Filed Under Recession:
Hollywood box office did well last year, in 2009 U.S. and Canadian ticket sales netted more than $10.6 billion dollars which eclipsed the 2007's record of $9.68 billion.
This during a recession or can we say Movie-DOLATRY????

And in music purchases in the U.S. alone we hit an all-time-high in 2009, as sales of albums, singles, digital tracks and music videos topped 1.5 billion for the second consecutive year, according to year-end data released today from Nielsen SoundScan. Total music sales were up 2.1% over those of 2008, but the figures capture an industry still in transition.

From Tuxedos To Sports Jersey:
* After the Hollywood Award venue was another event across the street at the Staples Center where the Lakers played the Clippers that same night, so we removed our sandwich signs and positioned ourselves next to Staples Center and hoisted our banners and preached to the basketball ilk for the second night in a row. Crowds walked by for over 2 hours responding to our banners seen and the preaching heard with much liberty, therefore I can boldly say WE LED ALL THOSE TO THE LORD……now what they do with that information is another question.

Highlights and lowlights quoted of those going to the basketball game:
A young man walked up to me and said “You provoked me to read the Bible tonight”
Another said after reading my banner “I never knew that in the Bible, thank you I need to read it more”
And Brother Petar had a paraplegic woman shout out with no legs rolling by in a wheelchair and with a big smile, rubbing her stomach “My stomach hurts from my abortion” as she was quickly rebuked. We do not discriminate for we are an equal opportunity rebuker.


COLLEGE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP










* Thursday, January 7th, the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is held in Pasadena, where Texas (ranked #2) 13-0 vs Alabama (ranked #1) 13-0.
The temple commonly known as the Rose Bowl was filled to capacity as almost 100,000 worshipers came to raise their hands and boast in the strength of their gods with many hundreds walking around or sitting in the parking lot just feeling the vibes from inside the stadium. This is religion to those with eyes to see, and to those that come to these sport events, it could be is liken to a pilgrimage or a religious experience.

Everyone going into the Pasadena sanctuary seems to know the players personally but were not familiar with John the Baptist, Peter and John, let alone the Jesus of the Bible. We stood in front of the main gate of the mega-Church making no small stir and one can never know who you just might see in Los Angeles. Michael Mc Conaughey stood about 15 feet from me as I preached to him for at least 10 minutes as Paparazzi and heaven took note of this encounter. Mc Conaughey just stood stone faced and never uttered a word to me, I guess no one should speak to these gods in this manner?

We all had people around us trying to justify sin and just before the game started a gal walked up to me and told me how much she loved Jesus but really enjoyed drinking alcohol too. She was very meek, therefore meekness was given and I showed her one verse in Galatians chapter 5 where “drunkenness” was not allowed into the kingdom of heaven. She reinforced to me that she was a Christian, and I explained that Galatians was written to believers and not a general letter to whosoever:

“And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia” (1:2)

As I witnessed conviction fall upon her, as her face was filled with fear and her eyes were teary eyed, as she said, “If I died tonight I would be in hell.” The Holy Ghost was present outside the stadium.

“And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment”
-John 16:8

To be filed under JUST THE FACTS:
As people gathered around the banners both teams seem to argue that God was on their side because many of their players were Christians as opposed to the other team. However outside the stadium most of the mockers were from Texas and most of the Christians that disagreed with our method of preaching were from Texas and guess who lost the game?

Many Bowl Games were preached at across our nation as this report was only from my foxhole.
The testimony below is from Brother Mark that yoked up with us just 2 weeks ago.
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WARRIOR OF ELAH

“It would be easy to prove that revivals of religion have usually been accompanied,
if not caused by a considerable amount of preaching OUT of DOORS.”
Charles H. Spurgeon.

As a born again Christian, and one who has walked with the Lord for twenty two
Years, I have to ask this one question? What just happened? If anyone would have
Come to me and said, you’re going to stand and preach in the streets to hundreds
And thousands of people, I would have said, “You are out of your mind!” But, that
Is exactly what has happened. My life has been turned upside down for Jesus Christ.

I have always known that one day I would talk to people about Jesus, you know, co-
Workers, friends, other so-called Christians, folks that I went to church with. Like-
Minded folk whom I had something in common with, that way there was really no
Opposition in our topical conversations. Were all just one big happy family.

I knew deep down in my heart and soul there had to be more to this Christian life
Than sitting in a church pew every Sunday listening to boring praise & worship
Music by the Maranatha band, or listening through a sermonette from a Dr. or Rev.
Christianette, PhD, Master Div. M.D. DDS. Follow my drift? I really wanted to make a
Difference for the Kingdom of Heaven, for our Nation, for our community. The
Modern day American Church has been neutered, and ineffective at confronting the
SIN problem, not only outside the church walls but, especially inside the church.
I’m not saying most of these folk aren’t saved, my question is “Saved unto what?
Power? Recognition? Writing books? So-called leadership? Money? Woe to you,
Pastors and church leaders! When you win a sinner to Jesus Christ, you make him
Twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. To many American churches; I say you are
Worthless, weak, and wicked. There are many in your congregations that are sitting
On the sidelines wringing their hands just like David, to fight the Goliath’s in their
lives. But, the church has emasculated them. They are still waiting to come out of
The church closet. Encourage them and let them come out and war with us.

Back to my story and how I found Official Street Preachers.com. These are men who
Like myself share a deep spiritual anointing to confront sin and sinners on the street.
Wherever sin is, there the street preacher will be. I looked on the web site and watched
The you tube video’s … Wow, Wow, Wow! These are the men of God I’ve been
Looking for! Got a hold of a man named Ruben Israel. He told me to get ready their
Going to Las Vegas to preach New Years Eve. Then on to the Rose parade, then the
Rose bowl, the NCAA Championship game. I was thinking, how are they going to
Do this? Well, this is how it happened; Met at Ruben’s house New Years Eve morn.
Drove to Vegas with three other seasoned street preachers. Got to Vegas, met for a
Meeting with around thirty other street preachers from around the United States,
And a street preacher from Oslo, Norway. This Bro. paid his own way to preach!

We got started at around 7:00 pm on the Las Vegas strip in front of the Ceasars Palace.
When we arrived and I saw the throngs of drunken, pornographic revelry, I ask
myself, what I’ve I gotten myself into? Was thinking to call my wife to come and
get me. I started to pray hard. After about 15 min. of praying God assured me He
does not make mistakes. I was where I supposed to be. Great, Now What? I started
to set up my banner, which by the way read, TRUST JESUS. Ruben set up the bull
horn and commenced preaching. He preached for about 15 min. then gave the
mic to another street preacher, he would preach for about 15 min. then onto me?
I was so nervous I couldn’t remember what I was saying but, it must have been good
because people were throwing things, and spitting, throwing beers at me but, I just
kept preaching. It did take long for my voice to wear out. Let someone else preach.
we all took turns preaching to the whoremongers, pimps, punks, perverts, drunks,
sodomites, for 6 ½ hours we preached and watched each others back. The cowards
try to come up behind and sucker punch you. Thank God for L.V.P.D. great job,
keeping the streets from lawlessness. We packed it up about 1:30 a.m. and drove
to Pasadena, Ca. for the Rose Bowl parade. Arrived just as the parade was starting.
we waited till all the floats and bands had passed then we fell in at the very end and
marched 5.5 miles of the parade route. Banners unfurled, bullhorns blaring out the
Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and searching mass of humanity. This was really the
first time I felt moved by the Holy Spirit to cry out to every creature. Praise Jesus!

We took a short pause, then on to the Rose Bowl to preach to the fans of University
of Oregon & Ohio State. This was hard preach for people going into the stadium,
but even tougher for the people coming out of the Rose Bowl. Too much beer!
Winners, losers, and inbetweeners we the street preachers kept a united front and
stayed till the end. So far I’m looking at about 40 hours with no sleep.

Finally, got home to get some dinner and much needed sleep. I knew I would be
back at Ruben’s house the next morning for the final leg of this 3 day marathon
preaching. This was a very good day of preaching. Peter and I stood on a street
corner and preached for appox. 6-7 hours. Hardly any drunks. Seemed liked a lot
of families, older folk, and generally pleasant people. Many seemed to be open to
the Gospel message as we got many nod’s of agreement and fixed attention. This
day of preaching really did top off a truly life changing experience for me. My life
will never be the same as long as I live. The street preachers I met, I now consider
my brothers. These men are true warriors in every sense of the word, and I mean
the word of God. I would lay down my life for any one of these men. Any person
considering the call of the Street Preacher will have their life turned upside down,
and right side up for the cause of Christ. There is nothing in the Christian life that
can come close to preaching in the open air. I now find the Bible comes alive with
chapter and verse. I look forward to getting up every morning and reading the Bible
for all it’s worth. Thank You to all the Street Preachers who shared with me this
experience of taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and searching world.
will see you in New Orleans for Mardi Gras…

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Street preacher rejoices as tickets thrown out:
“A Calgary street preacher is hailing a judge's decision to toss out several tickets issued against him for minor infractions, saying civil rights were at stake…….”
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/12/08/calgary-preacher-tickets-thrown-out.html?ref=rss

WORLD WIDE STREET PREACHERS FELLOWSHIP v. TOWN OF COLUMBIA:
“Officer Robert Miles of the Columbia Police Department violated the First Amendment rights of World Wide Street Preachers Fellowship members and Kenneth Coleman, Sr. on February 12, 2005. The question before us on appeal is whether the Town of Columbia may be held liable under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for the actions of its officer…….”
http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/page.htm?shortname=infco20091221184

La. town not liable for cop's actions against street preachers:
NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana town isn't liable for the actions of a police officer who violated the constitutional rights of a group of street preachers, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=22427

Salem judge disfavors street preacher:
“A Salem, Massachusetts, appeals court has upheld the conviction of a pro-life, pro-marriage activist…….”
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=831992

What credentials do i need to become a campus preacher?:
".......libs in charge of the colleges say that they love freedom of speech so what if i made it my job to give them a little of that freedom of speech, campus preacher for example. how does one get started as a campus preacher......"
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100107024240AAh8KDE