Friday, March 22, 2013

Think you can plow the field with the big boys? Tired of sitting in a lukewarm pew on Sunday and knowing the world we live in is backslidden and perverted. Want to be as bold as the sin in our country. 
Get your hard hat and work boots on because before we can plant that (gospel) seed and water that seed, we must break that rocky ground, we must remove mountains (of sin) and uproot trees from their roots and crack boulders. This is a construction site, with loud noises where heavy equipment is used. Looking for few good men willing to die to self and plow these hazardous fields. If you wish to only pass out tracts and ask “If you ever lied, what does that make you….” avoid this work place, stay in the flower-bed pulling weeds with grandma.
Last Sunday was the Los Angeles Marathon.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain”
1 Corinthians 9:24
Mark, Dale and I went to the starting area and set up our banners to testify to the runners. This is not an event where there will be much preaching as our congregation is moving pretty fast. As we positioned our banners on the route where everyone can see us as they run. With this particular ilk there will not be many mockers, or heathen screaming ‘hail satan’ and ‘666’ and we did not fly banners against any religion or sodomy. 
Just banners that read ‘Trust Jesus’ ‘Know the God of Bible’ and ‘Cry to God- Jesus Saves.’ The banners were the only way to preach this venue and they did the job. Not every event needs to be a Mardi Gras, so one must change gears and attack each event, street corner, campus as needed or it would be like taking a football to a hockey game.
We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners”
Psalm 20:5
Many runners praised God for our signs and many ran towards us just to slap our hands when they ran by and a number of runners even stopped to take pictures. One particular runner asked me to take a picture of him holding my banner. Another stopped the race and asked for prayer and that we did right there, after the prayer, he said ‘Amen’ and ran back unto the street to continue the run.
Most runners are not smokers, drinkers but care for their bodies and live healthy so we did not get much opposition. We warned them that they need to finish the race from God and get the ultimate finish line….Heaven. The race started at Dodger Stadium and ran into downtown Los Angeles zip around the city then and finished in Santa Monica. We do the start of marathons for one reason, most runner will stop somewhere along the route and never finish, so you get 99.9% of everyone if you stand within the first
mile of the start.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
2Timothy 4:7
These runners prepared to this race, to make their bodies to run that 26 mile course, which took training as they were reminded of preparing themselves to meet God as well and to live right as no man can see God with holiness. That is if we have that Holy Ghost inside of them and if they obey that Holy Bible or all that exercise and pure living would be in vain.
"For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come”
1Timothy 4:8
To be filed under the ‘Lost but in the Will of God’ section.
This photo was taken from the LATimes in 2002. Now with this particular event, the route changes every year as that one year I was looking for a good place to set up, so I just followed the people ready to run, not knowing where to go and raise my banner. As I followed the crowd of runners, I somehow I walked by the registration tables and security who never noticed I never had a ‘official marathon number’ nor my large banner and continued to walk where the runners were walking. I soon noticed I was at the front of the race and considered it the Will of God.  
Well I ended up at the very start of the marathon and set up my banner at the starting line right in the middle of the street and not the sidewalk. If you look closely you can spot my white ‘Trust Jesus’ banner at the start of the race. The banner made the news and local paper and could not be missed doing the coverage at the start of the race. Once the race started, I did not move and the runners had to run around my banner and did they ever grip. But praise the Lord, I got in and knew what to do once there.
No suit and tie with our congregation, as shorts, tank tops and running shoes were the dress code of the day, never the less they heard a sermon of run from sin and run to Jesus. This year’s marathon was again covered with Jesus banners and may the Holy Spirit continue to draw them to that Name and bring other laborers to reap the work rendered last Sunday. “We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners”
THE NEW POPE is seated:
This is not a picture that has been photoshopped. The photo shows a real throne which the active Pope sits, in one of the many rooms inside Vatican City that seat is beyond freaky. The pope is seated in front of a sculpture which apparently portrays 'Jesus rising from the depths of the ocean after a nuclear holocaust.' And yes, there is no Biblical precedent for this, not to mention that this 'Jesus' looks like the skeletal head of a reptilian dinosaur from most angles and I think somewhere in that ‘art’ is Mary…..maybe next to Waldo.
Religion, you got to hate it as per Jeremiah 23 and Matthew 23 Speaking of satan, did you know the Vatican have just named their new telescope in Arizona 'LUCIFER'?

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