Saturday was the KIIS FM Christmas concert, this is a local radio station that has a yearly concert as this year one of the performers is none other than Lady Gaga. The sold out afternoon event is held at the Noika Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
What a timing as I arrived there was a Kings hockey game that was over and coming out from Staples which is across the street and the Lord provided me with a parking spot just 1 block from both venues, with the meter paid for two hours. Finding parking in Los Angeles without paying $25.00 and walking several blocks is the norm, however finding this one with the KIIS concert, the Kings game and the Convention center events it was a needle in a haystack.
I do not know which crowd was larger, the one outside or the one on the street. The KIIS concert with Gaga was held inside the theater, however the street in front of the event was blocked off for a large block party with a rap band grabbing themselves and screaming crowds everywhere. I set up my banner right in the middle of the street and people came to me to try and justify sin. One guy was drunk and asked “Where in the Bible does it say that God says it is wrong to get drunk.” So I showed him and after he read the text, he said he never saw that before, so I gave him my Bible as he appeared to be in shock. He took it and walked away reading.
I guess the Kings played a team from Canada, because many Canadians were shaken by my banner, perhaps they had not seen many street preachers in that country. As one drunken Canadian grabbed my banner and started to get physical with me so I removed his hand off my body and this seemed to surprise him, as his friends had to pull him away. He later was convicted and returned to apologize.
I spend most of my time encouraging a mother who was a Christian and was ready to leave until see saw my banner and said she was convicted. The whole time she stood next to me and defended the faith and had many questions herself. She grew up in a Christian home and her parents were not happy with her husband but they have been married for a number of years and he is a nonbeliever as she has returned back to the faith. She was surprised to see how many people responded with hatred towards God and how rude people can be just by reading a sign. I pray that God give her strength to endure to the end and if she alone was worth going. Police and event security gave me much liberty and after I walked away the winds began to pick up again. The photo below you can see my black and gold banner in the background.
At one point of the outdoor concert, the music stopped as they placed a young child on stage and axed for his mother to please get him as he was left to walking by himself. They pleaded several times for her to step forward and warned those that brought their children not to leave them alone. Now the Gaga crowd going inside the concert were a different animal, as her disciples are a cross between a ‘gay pride parade’ and a UFO alien from Area 51. one must wonder if these kids haves parents? Rebellious would be an understatement.
Much noted on that date……
On this December 3rd date in 1948, Ozzie Osbourne was born as he will be personally responsible for breaking up families, leading many into drugs and turning from God.
One of his famous quotes was; “I never set out to be a businessman. I just wanted to have fun, fu** chicks and do drugs”
On December 3rd 1968, Elvis makes a come back but not with gospel songs.
On December 3rd 1974, aviation authorities in England issues a warning to pilots to avoid a 40 foot long inflated pig during a Pink Floyd concert.
On December 3rd 1974 at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, 11 concertgoers variously aged 15-27 years were trampled and suffocated trying to get in and see the ‘Who.’
And this day, December 3rd 2011 it is noted in heaven what a holy God thinks of music and those that will raise their hands and get emotional over the pulsation of loud musick at the Nokia Theater.
WHY IS OUR MESSAGE CONSIDERED TO BE SO EXTREME WHEN WE PREACH IN PUBLIC?
Now who will argue that prophets of old were harder with the religious of their day?
(see Jeremiah 23 for details)
Who will argue that John the Baptist did not reprove the religion of his day?
(see Matthew 3 for details)
Who will argue that Jesus did not argue and strongly chide religious people?
(see Matthew 23 for details)
And the Epistles, are they not filled with verses against false believers and teachers?
(just read the Bible for more details)
To which I say the theater we live, EVERYONE is religious and devout.
Everyone has their version of ‘holy books’ be it from science, history or spiritual writing.
Atheists have become a form of religion.
Heathen consider themselves to be spiritual.
Cults seem to have these special revelations from God.
Tree huggers, believe plants have souls and Mother Nature is the creator.
Evolutionist, have strong faith that we came from apes and will return to mere dirt.
Many Churches are filled with people who know religion, tradition and idols.
Seminaries are full of leaven and tolerance .
Sodomites are accepted and allowed to teach from the pulpits.
Your basic believer thinks themselves to be theologians, claims to be filled with the Spirit of God, and thinks they know Hebrew and Greek because they can use a Strong’s concordance?
Ask anyone what do they think God is about and 95% will answer “love” not “holy” as in Holy Father, Holy Ghost and Holy Bible.
We are told by the ‘love bug’ cult that we should preach love and forgiveness because Jesus was only hard on religious people. Have these people NO DISCERNMENT of the world we live? Most people believe they know God and are saved, and are filled with His Holy Spirit and go to a true Church as everyone else is wrong and should we bless them or expose them?
“They say still unto them that despise me, The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you”
“For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds”
Couple with the fact we do live in America.
With Churches everywhere, Bibles can be bought at a truck stop, we have Christian radio/television/internet 24 hours every day and I would say most kids today had some type of religion in their life. With that said, we are a people that have heard the name Jesus almost from birth, and the death, burial and resurrection is not something new. To Much is give, Much is required.
“Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul”