Street Preaching in the Big Leagues at Sin City on New Years Eve.
If a picture is worth 1000 words, this post should speak volumes. There is much we do before walking out into the street to proclaim the God of the Bible and what you will see is a direct result of prayers answered publicly.
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly”
Where else will a city allow a Christian group to stand in the middle of the street and take up most of that main street to promote the God of the Bible with banners and megaphones?
This is right on the middle of Las Vegas Blvd on New Years Eve and we see come alive: John 12:32
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”
We lift up JESUS and people are
drawn to the banners.
WATCH the Bible comes alive as per Psalm 20:5
“We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions”
And of course once we set up our banners LIGHT begins to collide with darkness:
LAW and GRACE work together:
Because of the crowds gathering around us, the Las Vegas police as there were called in to keep the peace and we worked with them as we have for many years.
Soon the police made a presents and that kept the sinner at bay and gave us much liberty to preach as per 2Thessalonians 3:1;
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you”
“And the same time there arose no small stir about that way”
“Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression” Isaiah 58:1
…and…WHO says No ONE
listens to us?
No only do people stand around and listen in the middle of Sin City but they want pictures of our style of preaching. Hopefully they will post those pictures on their facebook page, youtube or blogs which allows those signs to minister to others not there.
The Las Vegas Police decided to put metal barricades in front of us to keep a tangible aid between the children of LIGHT and the children of darkness.
It is not a problem as one day when they die there will be a gulf between us and them, as the line is drawn in the sand. God Himself will separation the sinner and saint on that Great Day
“Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man”
Soon after police horses came out to back the now mob away from us and as soon as the horses walked away, they mob returned to engage us in justifying their sin.
Some people demanded the police arrest us for ‘hate speech’ but they were told to keep walking, this is America and we still do have free speech laws.
Of course a few sinners threaten to sue the police for guarding us.
Even with the metal barricades the drunk sinners wanted ‘The Lions Back’ and tried to jump over those metal barriers. So we decided to place another row of metal walls and the police would stand within both fences to keep angry sinners from rushing us.
“Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men”
No matter what the set-up was, the preaching continued with passion.
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”
2 Timothy 4:2
And of course at midnight the sky is bursting with fireworks as people celebrate a New Year, as if all their problems are gone, all their sins are forgiven, all their debts paid in full, their health will be restored and family issues ceased.
Will they be a ‘New Creature’
Will they pray more this New Year than last year? Will they read the Bible more this New Year than last year?
It is the year 2014 for a reason, as it all rotates around that name JESUS.
Something happen where mankind needed to mark that time 2014 years ago and it all rotates around that name JESUS, who was born in a manger, born of a virgin.
Need to see a video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DWjh2kD3TM&feature=share
Our prayer is the Lord send more laborers to reap our harvest as per John 4:37;
“And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth”
As they have entered into another mans work in reaping that harvest.
“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours”