Last Halloween on Hollywood Blvd (2010) as Mark, Joel and I preached on the sidewalk, we were surrounded by LAPD because they said our preaching was stopping the flow on the sidewalk and that would be considered a hazard, my banner I used had only two words; ‘Trust Jesus.’ I was handcuffed and placed into the patrol car. I was later removed from the vehicle, where I told the arresting officer that my wallet was in my right pocket but I was told that was not needed. I was uncuffed and released and asked to leave Hollywood Blvd. So with all the devils and zombies walking around that wicked night, we were the problem. The photo below was taken from a weekly blog in Hollywood that snapped the moment I was getting detained.
“And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved”
This year however, we preached in West Hollywood, as West Hollywood is billed as the largest Halloween party in the world, with some 400,000 creatures walking around in costume. I have not preached that event for a number of years. The last time I was there alone and had angry witches chant and dance around me and tried to light my banner on fire as sodomites and drunks mocked Jesus. West Hollywood is the Sodom of Los Angeles. Santa Monica Boulevard was shut down as this night event was not a place to take children or animals according to the cities website and local news. There are more costumes than Fat Tuesday on Bourbon Street and it can be more wicked than Fantasy Fest in Key West as one can read John 3:19 very literal.
“men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil”
Parking was beyond difficult with that many humans coming to the event, however we do serve a living God and we received a ‘crumb from the Masters table’ and parked about 30 yards from where we needed to preach. We stood back to back surrounded by zombies as death seemed to be the norm. The police stood by watching us and moved in only to break up angry sodomites that wanted to know why I hated homosexuals and for the record our banners read nothing of sodomy but these people have a large clip on their shoulder.
At the end of the event many saw the banners, heard preaching and 1000’s of photos were taken and sent over the internet as many people asked if we were for real and if that was our costume.
Parking was beyond difficult with that many humans, however we do serve a living God and we received a ‘crumb from the Masters table’ and parked about 30 yards from where we needed to preach.
Hollywood Street Brawl Involving 100 People In Costumes Leaves 1 Man Critical
“HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — About 100 Halloween revelers, many in costume, got into a heated brawl early Sunday, with a 27-year-old man taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said…..”
15 shot, 2 killed in New Orleans Halloween mayhem
“NEW ORLEANS - It was a bloody night in the Crescent City. In the midst of Halloween celebrations, gunfire erupted at four scenes, leaving 15 people shot, and two dead.
The first incident occurred just after midnight on Bourbon Street in the famous French Quarter. Police believe two men began firing at one another, striking a total of eight people during the exchange….”
“PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD”
So many people will purchase auto insurance in the event of an accident or acquire heath insurance, as you know one trip to the hospital could cost you your home and who does not consider life insurance for your loved ones. Thee are celebrities that will insure certain body parts like their hair, legs, lips, etc. All these are preparation for the future and considered wise decisions however how many prepare to meet God and are their premium is paid.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
I remember debating atheists on a particular campus who would if we are appointed once to die, how do you explain people that have died and were resuscitated and most atheists know their Bible and will ask about those who were raised from the dead by Jesus, they died twice.
Good question, however if we look at that Hebrews verse there is a word “APPOINTED” that does not seem to get much attention. My response, “It was not their appointed time.”
We have all been to funerals, as these are sobering times, with everyone wondering they could be next. Meeting God takes preparation, one can understand this by understanding that this God is a holy God and demands such by to be in His kingdom.
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away”
James writes that our lives are like a vapor or a puff of smoke from a cigarette. How long does that last…..seconds and then it is gone. Our lives compared to eternity is spray of smoke. There will be those who have lived to be 90 years old and exchange those 90 years for eternal hellfire.
In the end it will be a very unwise decision and you can bank that death will happen.