62nd Primetime Emmy Awards
WHAT A CITY:
Sunday night everyone who is anyone that has to do with tevevison was at the Nokia Theatre for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Los Angeles is a watering hole for celebrities and for Street Preachers we can be as busy as the paparazzi with a pocket full of unused film.
Most Churches have been outspoken against the evils of television and how it has polluted minds and even destroyed families. But why not take that message from the pulpit to the ears that need to hear it. If you wish to preach something at HBO, Showtime, NBC, ABC, CBS, AMC, A&E, or Cinemax (to name a few). Well Sunday night was your one chance to get them all in one building as timing is everything. Actors, directors, writters, producers, those in makeup, lighting, picture editing, camera editing, sound editing, sound mixing, voice over and anything that can be used to keep that electronic campfire burning. Everyone that works at manufacturing television will be at one location for one night, and the million dollar question is……where oh where was the Church…..come out….come out….where ever you are……oh I know where they were……watching tv, with that 4x4 beam in their eye, as they are unworthy to remove the mote from another.
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” -Psalms 94:16
We preached at two locations Mark stood by himself as Dale and I stood about four blocks away on Figueroa Street. As the streets around the Nokia Theatre were filled with black limousines, except for the tree hugging celebrities, they were driven to the Red Carpet in a Prius. Where these walking gods waved to the cameras and screaming crowds having an orgasm at their mere presents. The men were dressed in black tuxedos and the women looked plastic, as we kept everyone in a reality check of meeting a holy God. We introduced everyone to themselves.
“This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead”
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” -Jer.17:9
As this was a hard saying for these Hollywood icons, because they believe they are very good people. They don’t smoke, they gave money to Haiti, they accept other religions, did a photo opt in New Orleans after Katrina, they are non judgmental, they are tolerance of others, pro choice, pro homosexual agenda, they have walked miles to stop wars, AIDS, HIV and Breast Cancer, they recycle and even supported Obama. They are loved by both the media and the common folk and after they die, their movies are watched even more. Their death will bring thousands to have a candle light vigil on their Hollywood Boulevard star, documentaries and songs or music videos will be written about their lives. If they have an affair with someone, it is forgiven, problem with drugs or alcohol, it is forgiven, if they punch someone or gone to rehab, it is forgiven, divorced and fornication, all forgiven and if they commit suicide rather than die of natural causes, that is an instant eternal god status in the world of Hollywood.
Preaching at a Hollywood venue like this is liken to preaching against the Mormons in Salt Lake City and preaching against the Catholics at the Vatican or preaching against Muhammad in Mecca. This is their temple, their followers were everywhere walking in a stupor and to say they esteemed and adored these little gods would be an understatement.
Television can arouse more people than the Bible itself, as people can watch it for hours and never read the Bible for very long. They can recall and memorize lines of a TV program but can not recite nor remember scripture. They know more about the lives of the actors than the lives of Jeremiah, Noah, David, John the Baptist or Stephen. They watch something on television and they will cry, get angry, laugh, feel sad and if they read the Bible, well they fall asleep within 15 minutes.
These movie-dolaters will inspire the world on what to wear, what is the latest hairdo or what newest fashion or trend to follow, from piercing to tattoos. They will emulate and be stimulated by these Hollywood icons, but a Holy God can not move them to obedience and holiness.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”
………no wonder God says He is a jealous God.
“For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”
“For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images”
What is the Emmy award you ask?
Well the Academy Awards are for film, Grammy Awards for music and Tony Awards are for stage which brings us to the Emmy, which is a television award. Or in Street Preacher language, it’s just another golden calf that gets worshipped
Here are a few of the names that were in our congregation, no offering plate passed, no worship service, not even Sunday school, just the Word of God preached without restriction.
George Clooney, Dennis Quaid, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, Hope Davis, Larry David, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Jim Parsons, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael C. Hall, Matthew Fox, Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Mariska Hargitay, Julianna Margulies.
THESE ARE A FEW OF THE LITTLE ICONS WORSHIPED BY MILLIONS BUT THEIR LIVES AND THEIR DEATHS ARE NOTHING GLAMOROUS.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW…..AND DO THEY HAVE ANY REGRETS?
“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever”
MONDAY evening was a concert at the Long Beach Arena where ‘Slayer’ was performing (Satan Laughs As You Eternally Rot). Mark and I stood outside with banners raised and preached the Jesus of the Bible to everyone that walked. I say this because there are more than one Jesus believed. You have the Mormon Jesus, which is the brother of lucifer, the J.W.er Jesus, who is nothing more than a created cherubim and let us not forget the Catholic Jesus, who has a co-redeemer named Mary. Muslums belive in a Jesus, but not as the Son of God, Hindus have their own version too, as a good man, not the savior of the world.
Then we have our home grown red blooded, politically correct, American Jesus. This man looks like a hippie, walks around with a smile, non judgmental, tollerant and speaks softy and using the word “love” often……….and makes you feel so good.
Most people do not believe in the Jesus of the Bible but will subscribe to one of the above or one within their own imagnation and what a suprize Judgment Day will be.
We had favor with the police as the Lord has had me preaching concerts at this Long Beach venue for 29 years and banners outside a music event is now part of the woodwork. The metal-heads have on thing in common, they love their music, if you wish to call that noise music. We were told certain band nembers "were Chriatian" - "the music was not evil" - "this is not worship" as these people spent a few hours defending their misic. Now only if they would defend the God of the Bible like their music, there would be revival yesterday.
The followers of SLAYER that claimed to be ‘believers’ tried to justify themselves to us all while people walking by yelled “hail satan” or “666 dude” and wore black shirts with demons, skulls, pentagrams and upside down crosses.
The crowd was both young and old walking into their temple, as the preaching stirred up some great potential life changing conversations and the qoute of the night, was when I was told “hey dude, I saw those banners in the 80’s.”
GOING INTO EMENY LINES:
PRAY FOR US AS WE ARE HEADED TO NEW ORLEANS TO PREACH AT AN EVENT CALLED “SOUTHREN DECADENCE” AND IT WAS THIS EVENT THAT WAS AT HAND WHEN HURRICANE KATRINA AND GUSTAV HIT THAT CITY. YOU MIGHT HAVE NEVER HEARD THE NEWS MENTION THAT FACT, BUT TRUE. THERE WILL BE 15 STREET PREACHERS IN THAT CITY FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY COMING IN FOR 6 DAYS AND YOUR AIR-SUPPORT WILL BE NEEDED.
THIS IS BROTHER MAT FROM OHIO
“And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel” -Mark 5:20
This is Brother/Street Preacher Mat from Ohio, this young man was into Norwegian heavy metal and was attracted to watch our Preach clips on youtube. It was the action coupled with our preaching humor that kept him interested in watching those videos. He soon became convicted of sin and posted emails to me personal, as we even talked over the phone. God began a work in Mat as he cut his hair, stopped listening to that wicked music and started to read his Bible, he responded and was hungry for God. He joined me in Columbus Ohio in June of this year as we preached together against that cities sodomite parade. After the parade, we follwed us to West Viringia and came to a local Church where I was speaking. I taught on sin, the reason for blood sacrafice and what our Lord did in the Temple with a whip. After I finish, Pastor Larry talked about the Cross and what Jesus did, he offered an altar call and one person raised their hand. Larry asked for this person to step forward and Mat walked up and there before witnesses prayed and was a New creature in Christ. Brother/Street Preacher Mat now knows Jesus, not the religious churchie Jesus but the Biblical Jesus and since that day has fruit meet for repentance. He understands the wickedness of sin, acknowledges Jesus in public, wears Christian shirts and has a disire to read and heed the Word of God. Here is testamony of what God is doing in his life and how he was removed himself from the wolfs that wish to devour his newly converted soul…..be edified:
"After I was saved on the Sunday of the Columbus Sodomite Weekend where Ruben preached at the church with Pastor Larry, I made it clear that I stand for Christ's Gospel and that I am not ashamed of it. Prior to this I was a disgruntled Catholic, trying to read the Bible. Well about 10 months ago Jehovah's False Witnesses showed up at my door. I let them in because I really wanted a Bible study and became close with them, they were good people. As we studied weekly I learned a lot, because at first the Witnesses go over pretty much the basics of Christianity. We agreed that Jesus paid for our sins on the cross (they think a stake) and about the history of the Old Testament. But the Witnesses deny the Holy Trinity and even go further by saying that Jesus is Michael the Archangel. I even went to the Kingdom Hall and was sick over this blasphemy. They also believe that when you die you are completely dead that the body has no spirit. I can go on for hours. Finally I said enough is enough, they deny Christ's part of the Trinity, they believe He was just an angel etc... The first time I said enough is enough they succeeded in getting another study out of me (compared me to Lucifer), but finally I put an end to it after about 10 months. What they do is slowly lure you into their trap of blasphemy, and these people are not to blame, they are good people that are brainwashed by the Watchtower Society which creates this blasphemy and feeds off disgruntled Catholics that want Bible after years of no Bible. We are easy targets to become Jehovah Witnesses.
Because of what I learned from the Bible and Ruben and Pastor Larry's guidance I also realized Catholicism to have many errors in it and I decided I wanted no part in it. The same week that I ended the Jehovah False Witness study I was called by my former Catholic pastor and asked to join the parish council and he wondered where I have been. (I used to really want to be on the council so it was tempting) I told him that I was reading the Bible and found some things that I thought the church was doing that was unbiblical. His reply was that it was dangerous to read the Bible and that is what the homily is for at church on Sunday and there are other Catholic books to read besides the Bible. Catholic Catechism gives the right to read the Bible only to Bishops and Priests. This is not what Jesus would have told me, for we are to study the Bible, this is a Vatican false teaching.
Not many people are going to outright serve Satan in the Satanic Church and he knows that as a god of this world. But to get people off the path of the truth and back into confusion is his evil goal because it is against our Lord. That is what I believe I was experiencing. Since leaving the church I went to, I grew so much in the Bible. Satan would love me to believe Jesus is just an angel and would love to see me in the Catholic Church bowing to statues and praying to idols. But Ruben taught me a valuable lesson, once you know what a real dollar bill smells like you will be able to spot a phony one.....
Brothers, I was one foot in the Truth (Bible) and one foot in Traditionalism for a long time. I realize now that I have peace after I got away from all the unBiblical beliefs that were around me. I encourage all of you that are being called to be a Man of God to man up and follow His calling. It may mean breaking with traditions or disassociating yourself with people of false beliefs that you may care allot about but you will be at peace when the decision is made the right way. If you are new to the faith and questioning, do not let Jehovah Witnesses in or Mormons or Seventh Day Adventists for that matter come near you. Stay away from cults. The only thing you should follow is the Bible, not a Watchtower Magazine or Awake Magazine, book of Mormon, or the Catholic Catechism, strictly The Bible. The Bible is the only book that has authority for Christians and please do not be quilted out of reading it or mislead by WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING. God Bless you all and thank you Brother Ruben, Pastor Larry, Ray and all that have helped me into the TRUTH that is only found in THE HOLY BIBLE."
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
These Brothers (Russell Mallon and Pastor Alan) are Street Preaching in Ginza Tokyo, the sign reads “Homo Sex, Porno, Extramarital Sex: all is SIN” and “After Death – Heaven or Hell?” as they too have issues with the police on the street
(see photo below).