ROME OF THE WEST
With parades themed in Roman, Greek and Egyptian gods, streets filled with public debauchery, drunkenness, open nudity, homosexuality and perversion at all levels coupled with a residue of religion. We have a religious celebration that ends on Ash Wednesday. Now IF New Orleans had a coliseum, we street preachers would have been put to death and mostly by the religious sect.
“let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die”
The word Mardi Gras is French for ‘Fat Tuesday’ the day before Ash Wednesday or the beginning of lent where good Catholics give up sin for 40 days before easter as Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness. So Tuesday is the day you get it out of your system and indulge before saying farewell to the flesh, hence the word Fat Tuesday. Therefore eat, drink, smoke, party, have sex with whomsoever or whatsoever because after Tuesday midnight you are then sorry. No wonder the Catholic Church is so large and rich, filled with man made traditions that make Jim Jones or Joseph Smith seem normal.
These people have deliberately come to New Orleans to sin, THEY were not kidnapped but planned it, THEY made time to sin, THEY rearranged their life and schedule to intentionally sin, THEY had calculated their sin and assumed it will all be forgiven on a particular day, verily THEY have premeditated their sin. THIS IS YOUR PSALM 5:5 WORKER OF INIQUITY. Then to compound the problem THEY trust in ashes on the forehead rather than the BLOOD of the CROSS…THIS IS WICKED? I say “Father DO NOT FORGIVE THEM for they know exactly what they do.” To these people mercy and grace gives them license to sin the more.
The weather was as schizophrenic as the people we preached at, it was both cold and warm, wet and dry, windy and calm, pleasant and humid. We preached on Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, Canal Street, walked parades, rebuked an abortion clinic and preached one day at UNO campus. From Thursday to Tuesday we preached over 64 hours, warning scores of thousands that heard our exhortation, or the immeasurable eyes that saw our banners, with the countless of sober life changing conversations as a result of our method used and five confirmed salvations.
Thank you for those who prayed and fasted for us, as this report is for you, how God answered your prayers. The stories from this event are immeasurable as the hand of God moved us to preach a message to all day and night. And for that, we were punched, slapped, spit on, had drinks poured on us, police called, banners pulled down, megaphones damaged as per John 7:7.
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil”
Throughout the week we had split up into two and sometimes 3 groups to gain more real estate.
Every day and night we stood or walked in the middle of the street (see photos bellow) as everyone had to walk around our banners of light to a darkened streets and after hearing the Word of God those sinners can not plead ignorant before a holy God.
Mardi Gras Slide Show!
But not everyone however loved our light. We had these beLIEvers stand around us trying to take away those who wanted to talk with us and other beLIEvers that stood in front of our banners with small signs which read “God is not pissed off at you” and “God thinks you are fantastic” with a message of Jesus loves you. This type of message will only strengthen the hand of the wicked as many walk by saying Jesus loves me with a can of beer in one hand and a pocket full of condoms.
“Because they have committed villainy in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, said the LORD”
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THE FATHER OF CONFRONTATIONAL EVANGELISM
“Last year, an atheist vented his frustration to me about street preachers. "They are rude and offensive," he said. I wrote an article explaining how confrontational evangelism birthed The Krewe of the Golden Calf. This year, a friend opened the door for me to talk to Ruben Israel the "Father" of confrontational evangelism……”
ONE NEVER KNOWS WHO THEY MIGHT JUST BUMP INTO WHILE STREET PREACHING:
One night Brother Jeremy had a chance to spend time with Joel Osteen’s niece and did she have a few words to say about old smiley Joel. It’s all just a front for the cameras, as she told Jeremy that we need to stand outside of Joel’s church and preach against it too. Pray the Lord harvest that seed and get that girl saved.
TRANSFORNATION FROM SIN:
Grant, Jeremy and crew were getting bombarded with beads and cans from the crowd on land and upon the balconies while preaching, this might have looked like a waste of time to the faithless. Yet from this hostile crowd came a young man named Ronnie who was convicted and wanted to repent for his sin and later in the street he cried out to God for forgiveness, publicly confess Jesus with the bullhorn, was given an address to a local Church and joined us the next day by holding a banner on the very streets he was delivered. Click the link below to view his conversion as he followed us to a nearby Church and see the picture photo below this is NEW CREATURE Ronnie standing for God.
OUR FRUIT NOW BEARING FRUIT: this is Ronnie, found drunk and God sobered him up in a moment and the next day standing for truth, NOW THAT’S REPENTANCE.
As we walked around the French Quarter, we had this young man who was driving around looking for us, saw our banners and parked his car and ran towards us. He saw the banners the night before, heard the preaching the night before, talked with someone from the group and needed to get saved from sin and hellfire. His name is Toby, a native of New Orleans.
We circled the wagons so no one will pull him away from us and we talked with him, prayed, exchanged phone numbers and he had to leave before his car was towed. Click link to view this individual pray to God and confess Jesus in public.
All of Heaven Rejoices
BIBLE BELIEVERS STORM MARDI GRAS!
BIBLE BELIEVERS SOUND THE TRUMPET!
Mardi Gras 2011 Street Preaching Part 1
Bourbon Street Preaching Mardi Gras 2011 Part 2 Buddy Fisher
FAT TUESDAY WE STARTED AT 8AM AND FINISHED AT 1:30AM WEDNESDAY MORINING:
On noonish Fat Tuesday we begin what has been called the ‘death march’ in the French Quarter, which will start off preaching at the sodomite intersections, then to Royal Street and Jackson Square next to the Catholic Cathedral where the pagans and satanists stray, with the last leg unto Bourbon Street. We surround the preacher to protect him and the few banners raised around him from the angry mobs on the street as everything is toss on us in every angle, truly one can understand walking the valley of death in Psalm 23. We walked and stood in formation and things did get physical as one angry homosexual punched Jeremy and a few pagans attacked our banners, therefore they were restrained. Click the link below to see the action.
“Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me”
“Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness”
“Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident”
“And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine”
“Behold, I have made your face strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads”
High noon on Wednesday a few of us stood in front of the Saint Louis Cathedral after the ‘ash mass’ service to rebuke the bishop and his entourage in front of his sheep. The police made a presents as they knew our yearly rebuke at the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States (built in 1727) would be the last stop before we skip town. For extra credit walking out from the Cathedral was the new mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu the first white mayor in three decades can be seen on the youtube clip below walking out just ahead of the bishop.
Street Preachers Josh, Larry, Petar and I reproved the bishop for being a bad leader and sending souls to hell as Jeremy filmed, with Daniel and Caeser holding banners behind us, as Grant waiting in the get away van down the street.
To view this public rebuke with Ruben using bloody rags as an visual aid clink the link:
“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”
With the forward depravity on the streets all week we had an all star line up to combat the corruption, here are pictures of those men in action: