“The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good”
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do”
“For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes”
This marathon of a preach will last several days with very little sleep, crossing over two states with a cluster of men. The plan is to arrive in Las Vegas on December 30th and to preach downtown/Freemont Street, then the next day (New Year’s Eve) preach on the strip till 1AM (where the body count is in the many thousands), then start the drive to Los Angeles to walk the Rose Parade route on New Year’s Day in the morning (with the body count of over 1 million souls) and preach the entrance and exodus of the Rose Bowl game that evening (with only 100,000 humans). The next day is an event called the ‘viewing of the floats’ where these Rose parade floats are lined up in a large park and thousands come to view the floats up close and personal. However, if you wish to see these living floats one must walk by banners and preaching, for there are only two entrances and exits and both are covered by street preachers.
This was the game plan and vision we needed to execute and THAT WE DID.
“We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions”
“Where there is no vision, the people perish”
The second stop was an adult bookstore. Now the front door was opened and every person inside was admonished for their lust and perversion of a paper doll. A number of people walked out, empty handed and drove off quickly, maybe convicted.
Thursday morning we (Mark (CA), Grant (OR) and myself) headed East towards Sin City where a local Church donated a house for us to stay at while in Lust Vegas, we soon met up with the ‘Roswell Boyz’ who arrived from New Mexico. We unpacked and made a bee line to Freemont Street, where the weather in the desert was as cold as the heathen were to the gospel. Somehow this guy dressed as Elvis in a very dirty white costume wanted to debate the preacher and this only gathered the crowd. I mean, its not everyday one can witness 99 cent store Elvis arguing with Street Preachers in Sin City. We stood and preached, rebuked, taught and ministered to people in the 25 degree weather and soon security was called and like clock work the police arrived too. I was told there was a new law that had occurred earlier in 2010 that prohibits the use of amplified equipment on Freemont Street and we could not compete with the sound system in the enclosed Freemont Street so we decided to preach at the perversion Vegas was known for, sin.
After leaving Freemont Street we preached at a massive nude bar on a frontage road away from Las Vegas Blvd. Banners were hoisted, mega-phone blasting as we stood on the sidewalk rebuking those within the building as nothing more than peeping Tom’s. Soon the police were called but no law was broken as we had much liberty on that sidewalk, as it is a shame that these types of places do not hide their light. They shine their light of sin and boldly expose their sin, yet the Church keeps their light hidden.
The third stop was a topless bar that had a number of people come outside to listen and mock, including the manager that attacked the sidewalk preacher, grabbed a banner, shoved the video camera and broke the megaphone, all while calling us ‘hateful.’ I guess he was offended? Several police cars showed up and I was told we were standing on private property and we would all be cited if we did not leave. Of course, this was all done under the usual ‘shut the camera off’ and ‘I’d like to talk with you over here’ meaning away from the camera. I requested a supervisor who came and overrode everything I was told regarding our Free Speech. We were told we had every right to stand on the sidewalk and he ordered those outside the topless bar inside. We did not press the issue of assault and battery, nor the breaking of the mega-horn as we had it recorded. Our sole reason was to preach and we continued our sidewalk service without anymore incidents.
The fourth stop was a nude bar on some dark little side street. We surrounded the building with banners and with a Truth-horn basting light into the darkness, we admonished all. No one came out to confront us but we saw shadows moving around inside and peeping out the door.
We later returned back to Freemont Street and yoked up with Kevin and company from San Francisco causing ‘no small stir’ as Vegas police and Freemont security looked on, keeping the sinners at bay and to my surprise the Elvis cult grew larger, there were more Evisis’, every shape and size that argued with us about the standard of a Holy God.
Friday Morning we did breakfast and fellowship, then hit the Vegas Strip, with bodies walking everywhere.
We stood in front of the Paris caSINo letting our light shine and once again the crowd manifested with one sinner charging the preacher and hitting the video camera a seen on the clip below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76WWUOcdM1s
Later that New Years Eve evening we set up shop next to Caesars caSINo and preached non-stop till 1AM. The crowds were large as the police arrested a number of drunks in front of us for several reasons, with the riot horses moving in at least four times to break up the mob around us. If it were not for the Vegas Metro Police we would not be here today as we tasted a bit of what David wrote:
"Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men"
The continual preaching provoked smaller conversations that were priceless and life changing as banners were everywhere with questions answered. What a blessing to stand proclaiming the Word of God at the end of a year and the beginning of a New Year. Pray that God use you this New Year more than last year.
RUBEN ISRAEL GIVING SIN CITY A WAKE-UP CALL!
"And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none”
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
Saturday, we finally drove out of Nevada around 2:30AM as we had a long drive to Pasadena for the Rose Parade in the morning and Rose Bowl game. We arrived in Pasadena with red eyes and we needed to ditch one vehicle and unload my SUV to transfer everyone to the start of the parade route. After the drop off, I drove to the end of the route and waited till the parade started and hoisted my banner on the route. The parade started at 8:30AM and after the last float banners and mega-horns followed exhorting all of a New Year on the over five mile route.
This parade has over 1 million people seated on the sidewalk and the last image they have is banners marching in the middle of the street.
Unlike a gospel tract that might get dropped or allowed a person to reject the Gospel, most HEARD and SAW the Kingdom of God in their face proclaiming the reason we celebrate a New Year. It’s all about Jesus.
ROSE PARADE 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXAYWZX4w34
After the Rose parade was the Rose Bowl, where only 100,000 souls were gathered to hear us preach and watch a football game. The teams this year were WisconSIN vs. TCU. Now TCU is ‘Texas Christian University’ and it is my testimony there was no Christianity inside of the stadium. The WisconSIN fans were mockers of the Cross with the TCU fans were ashamed of the Cross. There should have not been a winner at this game, the score should have been tied 3-3 after 9 quarters of overtime and ended in a tie. As in my humble opinion TCU is unworthy to win and to compound matters, why would a Christian university have a name like the ‘Horned Frogs?’ Yes, the ‘Horned Frogs’ not the ‘Overcomers’ not the ‘Saints’ not the ‘Bible Thumpers’ not the ‘Judgments’ not the ‘Angels’ but the ‘Horned Frogs.’ Oh, they were worthy of a rebuke and that they got. My banner was a large banner with only two words on it, ‘TRUST JESUS’ and this ‘Christian University’ (sic) never acknowledged Jesus as the Christ. At least the drunken, angry misfits with cheese hats from WisconSIN had something positive to say about my banner. After the game we had a hot meal and passed out for the night.
ROSE BOWL GAME http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfFTsM-6JBo
Sunday was the float viewing
Where thousands of people walked in a park to look at the floats made from living plants, as all were exhorted that JESUS ROSE from the dead and that He Jesus is the “the rose of Sharon” and why we even celebrate a New Year and mark that time. The crowds were non stop as later in the day the rain and wind picked up so we left early for a Street Preachers Bar-B-Que at and Bible Study my house as this was the last leg from this sortie.
I pray IF the Lord tarry another year that we can continue to be faithful in preaching a sober message to a backslidden people, who love god with their lips.
If you are tied of being a pew warmer and know that there is more to Christianity than Sunday service and TBN, contact us at: email@example.com
Other Preach clips bringing in the New Year
New Years in Miami
New Years in Atlanta
I would like to introduce Street Preacher Mat.
A dear Brother who is faithful preaching for years in public, on campus, at an event and on a street corner, not to mention exhorting believers to righteousness in Churches from a pulpit. Brother Mat, an ex-police officer, is married with children travels the country to proclaim the Jesus of the Bible and contend for the faith. Here are a few words from Mat.
"Since 1999, the Bourgault Family & Consuming Fire Campus Ministries from Neosho, MO have traversed North America with a soul-wrenching message to college students...a call to repentance from sin and a life of holiness as unto the Lord Jesus Christ.
Married in 1989, Matt, Sonya and their 7 children have preached in 35 states and 4 foreign countries including the Ukraine, Jamaica, Haiti and Mexico.
After being born-again on a college campus in Maine of 1982, Matt pursued a public service career in Maine, Virginia and Florida. His law enforcement and military pursuits continued up until 1997 where he and his wife Sonya started an ACE Christian School at the Assembly of God in Live Oak, Florida. In 1999 while attending the School of Christ under Rev. B.H. Clendennen, the Lord called Matt and his family to open-air evangelism having served the local church in many capacities for over ten years. He is currently ordained with the Spirit of Holiness Fellowship under Rev. W.D. King in Chipley, Florida and attends Bible Holiness Assembly in Neosho, MO when not engaged on the mission field.
The children are home schooled and have also labored in the field passing out tracts and witnessing. His wife keeps the home and is a dedicated mother and help-meet, a true asset to any preacher in the ministry! They also write articles for the Holiness Informer and circulate a quarterly newsletter for Consuming Fire Campus Ministries (CFireCM). On occasion they preach revivals, teach at open-air conferences, itinerant preach in many different churches amidst their busy schedule fulfilling the Great Commission to the lost. In the United States, sporting events, Mardi Gras, sodomite parades, music concerts, conventions and other venues are also an integral part of their open-air circuit.
Please pray for them as they contend for the faith. Confrontational evangelism many times finds them on the receiving end of great opposition. Challenging a myriad of atheistic, pagan and humanistic worldviews totally opposed to the whole truth of Christ, it is not unusual for them to face verbal & physical persecution as well as jail time and arrests for preaching the Gospel. Their message is preached solely from the inerrant, infallible Holy Bible (KJV) with a call to renounce all known sin through godly sorrow and repentance by exercising faith in the atonement of Christ alone. Hence, a sanctified life of separation from the worldliness, sin and compromise (including worldly entertainment, adornment, music, television and the like) are to be abstained from by the enabling Grace of the Holy Ghost (I Thess. 5:22). They are Pentecostal, Trinitarian, and believe in salvation through Grace alone, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost & Fire (Acts 2) as well as the sudden/imminent return of Christ (Rapture) prior to the Great seven-year tribulation. Thus, the great Commission is paramount in obedience to the command of Jesus, "Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature..." Open-air evangelism is practiced by so few in this "Christ-professing" yet apostate, Laodacean Church Age. Therefore, their message is not only to the careless sinners but also to the lukewarm, religio-hypocritical and backslidden of this generation in North America and abroad.
For prayer, financial support and contact information write, call or e-mail them at the following:
Matt & Sonya Bourgault & Family
P.O. Box 529
Neosho, MO 64850
cell #: (386)590-1603
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT EVERYTHING WOULD BE BETTER THAN LAST YEAR
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"I am preparing the Israeli army for a large scale war, since it is easier to scale down to a smaller operation than to do the opposite," Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi was quoted as saying in a cable from the US embassy in Tel Aviv. The document, dated November 15, 2009, was quoted Sunday in Norwegian…..”
Bombing opens vein of Christian anger in Egypt
“CAIRO -- The New Year's Day suicide bombing of a church that killed 21 people has opened up a vein of fury among Egypt's Christians, built up over years of what they call government failure to address persistent discrimination and violence against their community….”
U.S. court says Christian cross is unconstitutional
“A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a memorial cross on federal land on Mt. Soledad, Calif., violates the U.S. Constitution.
In a 3-0 ruling in the Jewish War Veterans v. City of San Diego case, the panel decided that the 29-foot concrete cross, which has stood for 57 years..”
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“…In 2009, there were 225,667 pregnancies in the City with 126,774 resulting in live births and 87,273 resulting in abortions. In addition to those abortion numbers, there were 11,620 spontaneous terminations…..”
Swearing In Front Of Trooper No Longer Crime
“HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Swearing in the presence of the state police is no longer against the law…”
'Mother,' 'Father' Changing to 'Parent One,' 'Parent Two' on Passport Applications
“The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says….”
Natural disasters 'killed 295,000 in 2010'
“The Haiti earthquake and floods in Pakistan and China helped make 2010 an exceptional year for natural disasters, killing 295,000 and costing $130 billion, the world's top reinsurer said Monday….”
Blackbirds falling in the dead of night
“Investigation under way after 1,000 tumble from Arkansas sky:
officials are looking into why more than 1,000 blackbirds crashed from the sky in Arkansas on the final day of 2010. High winds and tornadoes swept through Arkansas on New Year's Eve, killing seven people, and state staff believe the bizarre incident could be down to the severe conditions”
Dead fish cover 20-miles of Arkansas River
“Arkansas Game & Fish is trying to figure out why 100,000 fish in Northwest Arkansas turned up dead. They were found along a 20-mile stretch between the Ozark Dam and Highway 109 Bridge in Franklin County…”
Birds dropping from the sky in Louisiana
Kentucky Woman reports dozens of dead birds in her yard
Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Onto Chesapeake Bay Shores
Thousands Of Fish Dead In Spruce Creek Florida
Dead birds in Texas
Mystery of mass animal death epidemic deepens after 8,000 turtle doves fall dead in Italy with strange blue stain on their beaks
EVERY JANUARY 1, WE GET 100,000 NEW LAWS NATIONWIDE AS IF MOST AMERICANS CAN EVEN KEEP THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
There Oughta Be a Law: Californians Getting 725 New Ones in 2011
“Californians will welcome 725 new laws on Jan. 1. Here's a glance at some of the laws taking effect when you ring in the new year:……”
Marijuana possession: California is lighting up some new laws in 2011, starting Jan. 1
One law deals with possession of marijuana. The crime of possessing an ounce of pot has been reduced from misdemeanor to an infraction, meaning no jail time or criminal records for California offenders. Basically the law says getting caught with a little pot in California is no more serious than a speeding ticket.
Homosexuality research: Not all laws introduced this year make new rules. In the New Year, California officially repealed a 60-year-old law requiring the Department of Mental Health to research the causes and cures for homosexuality. And some voters say it's about time legislators clean out old laws.
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