Sunday, November 4, 2012

         Make plans to join us for
New Years
What a way to start off the New Year.
Join us for New Years Eve, as most of the country will be snowed in, we will be on the streets again as we end an New Year and begin a New Year with banner in hand and promoting Jesus, hence the reason we celebrate the year 2013.   Join us for a street preacher convention (SOPA Vegas) as we have a hotel and conference room we will use and open air those in sin-city.  The weather is good, the crowds are large and the fellowship is heavenly.  Rub elbows with open air preachers nationwide and hear from a ‘Free Speech’ attorney as we shine our light in Vegas.  Click on site for details and make plans to join us:
Someone took this picture while I was preaching at an AC-DC concert back in the 1980’s at the Long Beach convention center. Young, strong, with hair and on fire. I remember that backward masking was the big devil of the day and was preached against from many pulpits. I argued, No need to play these songs backwards, just playing them at the right speed going the right direction is enough to know they are ungodly, and as hot as the issue of ‘backward masking’ was, the Church never came out to preach at these concerts.

Some things NEVER change, even after 30 years, many believers love to write about sin on emails, blogs, facebook, chat rooms, newsletters, youtube and may even write a letter to the editor in the local paper, but confront these same people to their face. Forget it. Pray for more laborers as we can always use more ‘boots on the ground’ rather than keyboards pressed. I have enjoyed my service to the Lord, with my hands on the plow and not looking back. My only regret is, I can only do this once, this side of heaven.
A 'Bishop' is "the husband of one wife" NOT the wife of one husband, nor the lover of one man. 
This past week I had numerous emails regarding a PBS film that had our banners on it and a quick interview with me at the Episcopal convention that we were preaching against.  The film is called ‘Love Free or Die.” This documentary won the ‘Special Jury Prize’ at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is about the sodomite bishop Gene Robinson and the Episcopal churches vote on allowing gays to be ordained into the ministry.  You can click the link below for the entire film as of course he is considered the poor victim but it does show resistance within and without.

I once had a little old woman so upset with my preaching that she pointed her finger at me and said; “If Jesus knew what you were saying he would be rolling over in his grave.” I had to inform her, that Jesus was no longer in His grave but He rose from the dead. To which she lifted her palm at me and said, “Whatever.”

Where the weather is nice, the crowds are large, you can walk the boardwalk with your street preacher friends holding banners high, the megaphone has fresh batteries, the police escort you in their ATV’s…....and… are wearing your cow outfit to preach at a Hindu event. Tell me I am not alone, that you too have had days just like this? Everyone that evangelizes has assorted tracts to pass out, free Bibles to give, signs of all types, different megaphones to use and at least one cow costume in your arsenal right?
Tell me I am not alone on this one……
You know these days, instead of going to jail, instead of getting punched, instead of having drinks poured on you, they toss flowers at you and chant.  You have had days like this too, no?

I raise this question from a story found in Mark chapter one, where we find a leper
‘beseeching’ Jesus ‘and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.’  Now this person took a risk, walking around and talking to others as a leper, you were considered ‘unclean’ by the law among clean people and that crime was worthy of death.
Yet Jesus had ‘compassion’ on him and even touched him saying “I will; be thou clean.”  And this touching and putting forth the hand made Jesus officially unclean as you can not touch these people.
Mark writes; “And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.”  There was no emotional healing first a spiritual healing needed before he can get completely healed, nor did this person needed more faith and $upport the Jesus ministry to get that full healing, it was done RIGHT NOW.
There was no demon that was cast out.  There was no “go and sin no more’ that was said.  There was no renounced your past.  Hands were laid and this person and he received a instant healing…..however their was fine print…… 
As Jesus said; “And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away; And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them”
For that healing our Lord just directed the leper to tell NO ONE ANYTHING and show  himself to the priests as they will confirm that they disease is gone and that person according to the law will be officially clean.
In all, he was commanded to do just 32 words, what a bargain, what a deal, right?
But Mark writes this leper; “went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter”……WHAT?
Can you believe this?  What an ingrate, he was told not to say anything and this guy was burning up ears talking about Jesus, this guy was on starting fires for Jesus, he ‘blaze abroad’ what Jesus did for him.  What a rebellious, insubordinate person, he is.
Now fast forward to the year 2012.  Where we believers have the bloody cross, the empty tomb, the Bible, we can be FILLED with the Holy Ghost, free speech on public sidewalks and we are commission to preach the Gospel.  Yet say nothing or at best very little.
As I asked, just who is really the disobedient one.  The leper who was a blazing fire for what Jesus did or the believer today that claims to be baptized with fire, filled with the Holy Ghost and says nothing to most people they meet about Jesus? 
Now let me add a little salt to the abrasion, this leper was only healed, he later died.  We however, have this good news and it is ETERNAL and  to say nothing to anyone or at best very little. I say YOU would be the disobedient one before God.