Monday, January 24, 2011

“KEEP THOSE SIGNS UP!”
.....said the ex-homosexual.

Last Sunday was the annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills where we once again had an we opportunity to preach to the Hollywood elite and that we did.

What is a golden globe you ask? It is an award presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize excellence (sic) in film and television, both domestic and foreign. It is broadcasted to more than 150 countries worldwide and generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars and the Grammy Awards. We stood just outside the crowds on a small side street where each limo needed to stop and get checked with proper ID and Golden Globe tags, then bomb sniffing dogs would walk by the limo and lastly the trunk would be checked and mirrors were used to check under each vehicle before they could proceed to the Red Carpet.

It was at this limo traffic jam we were used primary with our signs to testify to this snooty class of people.

”The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts”
-Psalm 10:4

Almost every limo kept their tinted windows up, yet we could see silhouettes inside looking and pictures were taken of our signs as they waited to advance to the Red Carpet. Here are some of the little gods that came to see the golden calf; Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Kevin Spacey, Johnny Depp, Michael Douglas, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Robert De Niro to name a few. We did not use TRUTH-horns for we were within shouting range of these stretched black capsules, before 5PM the streets were a ghost town as the venue started at 5 or 8PM EST.

After the fallen stars were preached at in Beverly Hills we jumped on the freeway towards Pomona and as we arrived at the Fox Theater, we noticed something the place looked dead. There was no one around and the theater was closed, not even the marquis lights were on. So we waited inside my SUV and soon kids were walking around the sidewalk in the dark, some starting to form a line next to the darkened theater and soon the theater was opened as lights were turned on and this RAVE event was a go.

Mark and I walked the sidewalk flooded with young kids who seemed to be high school age support drugs, music and homosexuality. They defended themselves saying they went to Church earlier that day and they are saved and good people, of course we heard the judge not’ or God forgives everyone’ and the ‘God is love’ more than once. This type of venue brings out the EMO type with the tight clothes, the effeminate males, young girls wearing almost nothing and they love things that glow or are fluorescent. The music played seem to have no lyrics but fast high energy beat, techno trance music or simply NOISE…..all this under the umbrella of love.


Oh, they love all right…..they love sin and for that they were reproved and soon the police arrived in force not once but twice that evening and not because of the RAVE event, but the two street preachers involved in conversation on the sidewalk. At least six police cars pulled up to the theater and talked with us regarding complaints and they seemed to have an ambulance on hand for anyone that will overdose later on as the event is on till 4AM.

While Mark and I worked the sidewalk on the theater side, while Doug decided to stand across the street holding his banner and when it was time to go, I noticed Doug in a conversation with someone. As I approached them the conversation it turned into a prayer for that person, in fact it was this person who was praying and weeping to God.

There was another person with Doug, it was a woman and she seemed to be ministering to this lost soul as well. This gal had drove by the theater, saw the banners and parked her car to help minister with us AND THAT SHE DID. Allow me to introduce Victoria who has been saved for about four years and a person with a testimony. She was a lesbian and not just a lesbian but a short haired, pierced face butch dyke type for years……and……she was familiar with seeing those banners as she marched in the Hollywood pride parades. She said, she remembers those signs and she talked about those signs and those signs worked, “KEEP THOSE SIGNS UP & NEVER TAKE THEM DOWN” she said. Victoria was not offended at those banners but rejoiced that God used them for years to minister to her and now she is saw the banners again, made time and stood with us against sin in Pomona. God not only delivered her from that sin but there is ‘fruit meet for repentance’ as she has no more piercing, her hair has grown and she resembles a lady who wills to serve the Lord. What a testimony as that evening Victoria ministered to ministers. What a night, how many other Victoria’s are out there?
“KEEP THOSE SIGNS UP & NEVER TAKE THEM DOWN”

Monday was the Martin Luther King parade in South Central Los Angeles aka the heart of gangland. This is not your regular parade with floats and your basic marching band, NO this parade has a theme. It’s King Day and everyone is proud to be black. As if they had something to do with that…..maybe perhaps God was involved?

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and THE PRIDE OF LIFE, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOR EVER”
-1John 2:15-17

Drums are beating everywhere, everyone on the route danced or gyrating somehow and during this day of cease fire in gangland police were all over the place. Standing around, walking the route, riding bikes up and down the route, police cars and motorcycles were parked and driving in between parade participants, horse’s stood at intersections, with LAPD helicopters flying the route as if their were a criminal on the loose somewhere.




More than 3,000 participants, including marching bands, drill teams walked the route and those on the sidewalk cheered when the 7-11 float came by, they rooted as the Denny’s restaurant float rode by and even Fred Price the ‘apostle of prosperity’ had a marching band in the parade, which by the way was low-budget. There were Koreans promoting their local stores and one group that advertised a neighborhood car wash. Who can forget the tow trucks caravanning in the parade and the numerous trucks from the city sanitation trucks that rolled in the parade waving to crowds. Unions made a strong presence, walkers for ‘Stop the War’ were welcomed as they protested America, even waving red flags and passing out socialist material to the sidewalk audience.

More drums beating under banners that read ‘Stop the Hate Police killings’ complete with pictures of fallen thugs shot by LAPD and who can forget the large semi truck with a large sign saying “No More Violence” complete with a casket and hundreds of pictures of children who have been killed by stray bullets on those very streets.

Now the largest cheer from the crowd came as I thought they were yelling “sweet pea……sweet pea…….sweet pea?.......but they were shouting “Sweet Tea……Sweet Tea” and others shouted “Chicken nuggets” as it was Ronald McDonald sitting in a convertible and was he a big hit and truly the sidewalk onlookers cheered those actual words.

On the sidewalk people were passing out flyers and business cards of black owned businesses and everyone was signing petitions, one in particular was to get a ‘Malcolm X Day’ like a Martin Luther Day as a holiday. The dress code was simple and everyone but me got the memo to wear one:
A) Martin Luther King shirt
B) “I have a dream” shirt
C) Obama’s mug
D) An African flag or a picture of Africa on a shirt

Every politician in Los Angeles, including California senators, black celebrities and black local news broadcasters from every channel in Los Angeles were in the route with hands raised. The Lord gave me great parking as I parked one block from where I stood on the street with my banner and I so close to those walking the route I could high five people walking in the route. They as passed my sign, I had a message for each of them as every politician was admonished. The mayor of Los Angeles was walking and talking to the crowds with a microphone and as he approached me he said “hey I know you, I’ve seen you before and I do trust Jesus. I love Jesus, happy king day.” He was publicly reproved for his adulterous life and giving the sodomites favor in Los Angeles. Speaking of which the homosexuals were also in the parade as they were admonished for their sin and how God created them with their skin color but their sexual conduct is their choice.

The Shriners had a large presents in the parade and ‘Mother-Love’ a person on midnight radio that counsels sexual problems turned Pentecostal on me when she saw my banner, she was whooping, hollering and shaking with her hands raised from the back of her convertible. Hare Krishna’s were in the parade, dancing in their pajamas well past noon, telling me they also believe in Jesus.

Bottom line is, everyone in the parade and on the route loved Jesus, even the Bloods and Crypts loved Jesus. So my only question was
“IF EVERYONE KNOWS AND LOVES JESUS WHY DO WE HAVE ALL THE CRIME ON THESE STREETS……WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH A LARGE PRESENCES WITH THE POLICE TODAY……WHY ARE THERE BAIL BONDSMAN, AND STOP THE WIFE AND CHILDREN ABUSE SIGNS WALKING IN THE PARADE…..WHY DO SO MANY MOTHERS HAVE CHILDREN FROM DIFFERENT FATHERS…….AND WHY IS SOMEONE MOST LIKELY GOING TO GET KILLED TONIGHT ON THESE VERY STREETS?”

“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate”
Titus 1:16



Saturday Mark and I preached on Hollywood boulevard on the ‘walk of fame’

Where bodies are walking everywhere on the sidewalk as we lifted up our banners and within minutes I was involved in a great conversation as Mark preached. Where of course the question was “we are commanded not to judge, right?” I gave the person my Bible and asked for that address. After he searched and closed the Bible, I asked this person if I showed him a verse where Jesus said TO judge what would he do? He replied, “I would be confused”…..well….I confused him by having him read John 7:24
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment”

After reading the verse he said he “was now confused and since confusion is of the devil and he is confused, I must be of the devil.” He said he was well read in the scriptures, so I asked him this question, “Who caused the big confusion at the Tower Babel, God or the devil?” He thought and said “God?” I said “Yes and just because there is confusion does not mean that it is demonic, in fact God used that mayhem with the tower of Babel for His glory.”


"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints" -1Co.14:33

Key word is in the text is ‘author’ God is not the author of confusion but He has used it, satan however is the author as he lied and deceived first in the garden. If we judge all confusion as of the devil then the Apostle Paul preached empowered by the devil as fruit of his preaching was chaos;
“And the whole city was filled with confusion” -Acts 19:29
“….that all Jerusalem was in an uproar
-Acts 21:31
“And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult
-Acts 21:34


After about 20 minutes talking with him, he took the reproof and instruction well and walked off.

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LAST YEAR WHEN RUBEN WAS ARRESTED DURING HALLOWEEN ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.


This is a great place to preach and if you don’t like our method one can find those that pass out tracts with a smile or those that perform a street play for Jesus and how can I forget the guy walking around warning everyone of the rapture on May 21 2011.



People from all over the world come to Hollywood Blvd as the sidewalks are filled with stars of film/television/music celebrities that Hollywood has recognized and you can tell a tourist because of all the cameras around their neck taking pictures of everything including Street Preachers with tall banners.
And of course you can’t preach Hollywood without a little action towards the end of the day, so before the day was over a gang thug wanted to punch Mark in the face, but settled with only pushing Mark a few times and calling his homies on a cell phone to do a beat down on Mark. By night we walked away with all our fingers and toes and everyone led to the Lord, now what they do with that information is upon them
.

BLOOD ON THEM!!


1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY


This past New Years was the anniversary of Brother Mark of joining Bible Believers Los Angeles, as he has joined us preaching in the greater Los Angeles area and traveled with me to cities like New Orleans, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix. He first contacted me via email in 2009 but I was in Norway at that time and contacted him after I returned home. After talking to him on the phone, I invited Mark to join us for Bible study and he made plans to join us in Las Vegas for the 2010 New Years Eve preach. Mark has not stopped since then, he is faithful at a moments notice to go out and preaches at Disneyland often. He has become a dear friend to our family and an asset to the kingdom of God. Here is Street Preacher Mark and may the Father give us many more years and exploits together.

STREET PREACHER MARK

Greeting's from Bro Mark, in the peoples republic of So. Cal.

C.T. Studd once said, “Most Christians want to live within the sound of a church bell and chapel, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of HELL." Well said!

Recapping 2010 has been a life changing event or should I say Event's. Preaching in the streets of american cities has been nothing short of getting up- close and personal with man's SIN. In writing this letter I find myself searching for the correct words to describe what I saw and felt from places like Las Vegas on New Years Eve. No wonder they call it SIN city! Even the 52 Elvis's are filthy and dirty. You don't have to go far off the strip or downtown to see what SEX, DRUGS, and ROCK N' ROLL has done to peoples lives. I'm sure when God destroys this earth las vegas will be the first place HE starts.

For any preacher who is sitting on the fence as to whether or not to step into the street and hold a banner and preach? The Rose Parade & Rose Bowl in Pasadena on New Years Day... What an event! Here, Bros. from all over the country come to walk the parade route with Banners & No-Bull Horns and preach to well over One Million plus people between the parade and bowl game. This is a Don't-Miss-Event! Between
Las Vegas and Pasadena is a 48 hour No-Sleep Zone... So, bring a good pair of hiking boots and No-Doze.

RUBEN ISRAEL & MARK PREACHING IN VENICE BEACH

Los Angeles is a great place to Preach. You always find a venue to preach at. So. Cal. offers many different types of crowds, if you're a campus preacher, you can hit a campus every day of the week and still not cover them all. Or Hollywood with people from all over the world who come to pay homage to their IDOLS. The many award shows where you can get up close and personal with Movie Stars, Rock Stars and Sports Stars. Then there are National Conventions where the worlds religions meet. If you like preaching, you'll love these events. The Catholic Convention in Anaheim is a great place to preach. As many as 50-60,000 Mary worshipers and Homo priests come to condone Pedophilia and their DEATH STYLE. Speaking of DEATH... There is a National Convention of Muslims who come to plan and deliberate how to take over the United States. If you're serious about preaching and want to see the true face of islam, don’t miss this event. No doubt many Terrorist organizations attend this convention. Let's see... How about going to San Diego for the Worlds Largest Earth Day Event at Balboa Park. here you will see Hare Krishna's, Pagan worship, Witch's, Warlock's, Raelian's, Tree Hugger's, Pot Smoking Cult's Freaks's and Fairies, Dike's and Hare's. Street Preacher Beware!!! You better know your Bible for this event.

May 1st. of every year is the MAYDAY celebration. In Los Angeles this is largest gathering of Racist and Communist in the world. Here, as many as 100,000 march to city hall calling for the Re-conquista of the southwestern united states for groups like Mecha, Shades of Brown, follower's of Castro, Che Quvera, Hugo Chavez and Radical front group's from all over the world. As Bro. Ruben say's, This is nothing more than a Mexican K.K.K. Rally. You will need a police escort out of area as these folk do not like White European settlers on their land. Thank God for law enforcement at this event.

The month of June is HOMO parades. At these parades you really get a pulse of want the Sodomites are trying to do. Here in California they are pushing for homosexual marriage under Equal Protection Act. Their agenda is clear and well financed. Unlike the Christian Church they don't give up. They keep finding those doors by which they can enter and find judges who side with their Death Style. There is much to be said about their agenda. I would encourage any street preacher who can attend these parade's, Hit at least one in your area, without fail! Gay marriage is the tipping point as to whether or
not we will survive as a nation. If there is not a Homo event in your city, get a hold of Bro. Ruben or Bro. Mark and we will get you to a parade within your area or join us out here on the West Coast. We travel hundreds of miles to hit these events.


MARK PREACHING IN HOLLYWOOD

This Street Preacher has much to say about Mardi Gras which this year starts March 3rd. 2011. This is the Granddaddy of all the Street Preaching events. If your serious about street preaching you cannot afford to miss this party. I was Blessed and eternally humbled in the sight of God for Him to get me to New Orleans. I could have never imagined how God changed my life through a week preaching on Bourbon St. This is the BOOT CAMP for any Street Preacher!!! This Preach is not for the weak or faint of heart. Be prepared to stand with your banner straight for 14-18 hrs. with every type demonic oppression coming after you. “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may stand against the schemes of the devil" Eph. 6:11
And just when you think you can't stand another minute? Guess what? You're marching right to the "GATES OF HELL." Any Marine Force Recon would be appreciate the Mental, Physical, Spiritual demands that your body goes through when preaching at Mardi Gras. I would be remiss as to not mention Jesus Miracle Power Ministry & their staff for which this outreach would not, and I mean WOULD NOT be possible. I Thank God for their service. They are true SERVANTS in JESUS CHRIST.

I have much to say about Street Preaching and all the events that I've attended over the past year. I could fill page after page with details. And I always remind myself of one thing; "You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ."
2nd Tim. 2:3 and to God alone be the glory. I want to thank my true Brother in Christ Ruben Israel his tireless efforts to see our mission through without compromise is truly of God. “As Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens the countenance of his friend"
Prov. 27:17 Also, those Bros. that have helped me in my journey; Bros. Grant Portland, Or. Kevin, J.K., Bill and his bride, Oakland Ca. The Roswell Boyz, Roswell N.M. Jack & Sandy WisconSIN, Doug in Fl. Larry Keffer Fl. Larry Craft Fl. Doug & Donna San Clemente Ca. All too many to mention. Special Thank You to Colleen (Ruben’s wife) for putting up with us and keeping your house in order. Although, Rose (Dog) has something else to say about that.

I would encourage anyone who is considering stepping into the STREETS to Preach... Just Do It. Stop wondering, guessing, hoping, should I, Shouldn’t I. Be Bold. Step out in Faith and Trust Jesus. Hope to see ya on the Street.
Mark Steven


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