Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trifecta weekend

Last weekend was a trifecta, as Saturday morning on a hunch I went to the Federal building in Los Angeles so I took my anti Islam banner, because the Gaza conflict I figured there would be protests outside. Praise the Lord, that hunch was right, as there was a pro-Israel anti ISIS rally, so I raised my banner and stood in the back of the crowd to hear from a number of speakers.
I was soon confronted by event security wearing black shirts who said they liked my banner but did not wish to upset any Muslims in the crowd. I was asked to leave but I refused. I was told they would get Federal officers to remove me as this was their event and I said ‘fine, they know where to find me’ I was asked by another security guy from the event ‘Are you the guy that was in Dearborn?’ I said “Yes, that was me’ he said ‘you are not moving, you need to stay’ as he shook my hand. 
  Soon I was confronted with a Federal officer and he asked me IF I were with the pro-Israel group or the anti-Israel group.
I told him I am in favor of Israel and he told me that my sign was causing problems. I said ‘No one has had a problem and if he watched many standing around love my banner.’ He watched and said ‘you are right, we have no problem and you are within your rights.’
He reminded the event security that I had ever right to stand as they watched many people taking pictures of my banner and a number of those people saw the Dearborn footage
 and wanted to shake my hand.
I was told that after the last speaker, a group of anti-Israel protesters were coming, as I saw a number on them on the sidewalk lining up, the two group avoided each other. That group appeared to be Muslim and residue from the protest group ‘occupy’ who have issues with the US. 
 So I walked into this anti-Israel and anti-US demonstration and did they ever manifest. They surrounded me, pushed and pulled my banner and used megaphones in my ears as they yelled ‘bigot and hate’ and block me from walking across the street. A few men from the pro-Israel ran in to support me and about that time the anti-Israel crowd turned into an angry mob and my banner was pulled apart. That banner turned into a tug a war rope with these Muslims and I was just overpowered by the mob. The person who took my banner fled knowing he did wrong and police moved in.
Even without my banner I was a threated and the demanded I leave or else….
I was told by one of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s that he remembered me preaching in Hollywood and we worked together then. I was then told my banner was lost and there was nothing they can do.
I explained that I had a megaphone in my parked car and IF I did not get my banner I would get my megaphone and preach. I warned law enforcement IF you think that banner caused a problem, wait till they hear my preaching and what I believe in going on the in Middle East. 
The black officer said, ‘Wait here, I will find that banner” and he made haste to find out what happened to that banner.
  So I had a few minutes waiting and did a number of interviews, as I preached that Gaza belongs to Israel and Israel should have never given it away. 
 Muslims want more than Gaza, they want Israel and the world. 
Within 15 minutes there was a miracle, my banner was found and I was escorted to my car. Something tells me they did not want the megaphone in my hand. 
  Someone from the pro-Israel, anti-ISIS rally send me youtuube clip of my anti-Islam banner going down in the mob of angry Muslims and the second link was a news story from Breitbart News.
After ‘making no small stir’ at the Federal building, I went to Huntington Beach to hold a banner at the yearly surf championships and I stood at the edge of the pier which is a great artery as per Proverbs 1:20-21 teaches;
“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words”
My banner did 75% of the preaching as no one could walk by without seeing that message. 
The Huntington Beach police kept watch and keep the people moving and also removed two people who got physical with the preaching. Last year at this event the beach goers started at riot after the surf championships and busted windows, looted and vandalized Main Street for no good reason. So this year the local police made a strong presents and did not tolerate much.
One officer from another city (picture below) came by and talked as we preached in his city a few years ago, he thanked me because that event in his city got very hostile and we did not fight or punch anyone. He told me that for the past two years, his city did not give that event a permit. He remember seeing our banners and thanked us for our Christian stand. He said he was Huntington Beach to assist that police department, but wanted to stop and say hello after seeing the banner 
Of course the open air preaching provoked many good conversations on many different topics and one must be ready to give an answer to any question. From salvation, is the Bible true, prove God, current events, sin, music, drinking, modesty, other religions, politics, homosexually, abortion and why is my way so negative. 
 The questions are endless and we do have answers.
“The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh forwardness” Proverbs 10:32
“The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things” Proverbs 15:28
“Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man”
Colossians 4:6
A street preacher must be ready to shift gears, as there will be times you will preach like Jonah did where there is no rebuttal and other times there is Q&A for hours and not much preaching. 
 Do not limit the Holy Ghost, as I have talked with a number of believers who say “I only do one on one witnessing” or “I just give the gospel” as we have many examples of men of God preaching, teaching, exhorting, warning and using visual aids when they communicated what God needed.
Sunday was the yearly hare krishna parade in Venice Beach as this is considered an evangelical event for this religion. They hope to gain converts or at least explain what they believe to the simpletons at the beach and maybe sell them a few books. 
  The parade started at 10AM, so we arrived early before the crowd on the Venice boardwalk and we set up our banners to secure that real estate before the parade and the crowd that will assemble. LAPD mad a presents and kept watch as they have given us much liberty for over three decades.
We are very thankful to LAPD for the many years of giving us freedom and keeping the peace, had it not been for that thin blue line, we would have been killed years ago. 
  “Blessed are the peacemakers”
A number of us preached against this idol parade with banners raised as these krishna carts are about two stories high and filled with idols. They get pulled for a few miles by humans and not mules or horses, because they bank on reincarnation. 
  “Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope”
Isaiah 5:18
Inside these three moving temples the idols are being fanned and food is set in front of them as their followers chant ‘krishna-krishna’ into a rage to get into their state of peace.
God loathes other gods and idol worship as Commandment number ONE and TWO of the 10 Commandments, warn against no other gods and no graven images. 
After the parade passed us we followed the cult on the boardwalk, as all those standing on the boardwalk cheered the idols and hissed at our message. 
You know there is a cult in the neighborhood when people are dancing on the beach at noon in their pajamas and when the back side of their head looks like the rear end of a horse, that should tell you a ‘cult’ is near. 
 And you know you are on Venice beach where one can see a cow rebuking a Hindu, welcome to Los Angeles as you are NOT in Kansas anymore.
Since they believe that cows are holy, I dressed as one of their gods, reminding them IF they wish to serve a cow, we put that cow in between two buns, with lettuce and tomatoes and we in America call that cow a Cheeseburger. 
 THAT is how to serve a cow.
We warned everyone what the God of the Bible thinks of idols. “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry” 1 Corinthians 10:14 This event is liken to something right out from the Old Testament and IF there is a time for righteous anger,
this would be it. 
”Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me”
Exodus 20:3-5
The wax image below is of their leader, who is now dead and burning in hellfire, so they believe him to be in deep meditation as they fan him with leaves. He arrives and leaves in an air condition limo, so he does not melt in the sun
There is no lord krishana but only ONE WAY to God and that was amplified to everyone on the route.
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
1 Timothy 2:5
We reminded them that their gods have eyes but cannot see, ears but can never hear, their god has hands and feet that will never move. Someone made that god, therefore they serve a man made god. No cow ever died on a cross for the sins of the world, no animal was ever resurrected from the dead. 
 No cow ever made a library or built a hospital, cows don’t teach in universities, those animals don’t even have a soul.
These people dance and chant themselves into a frenzy, we warn everyone ‘IF you wish to see the fruit of this religion, go to India. Where Hindu’s would feed a cow or rat than starving children” Because they believe in reincarnation, they do not eat meat, lest they come back as a cow and
someone eat them. 
That day we tried to lead them to worship the creator and not the creatures.
After the parade we reminded the boardwalk of 1 John 5:21; “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen”
The more things change, the more things remain the same, as worshipping the cow is not a new thing as Moses was moved of God when the children of Israel worshipped the golden calf. As the book of Exodus reads; And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Now back on the mountain the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them”
To say this makes God angry is an understatement, as I said IF context means anything the first two of the 10 Commandments were other gods and man made idols. 
After their parade they have an outdoor fest by the ocean complete with music, booths and free food, that is if you call nuts and dried fruit food. So we stood outside the fest and continued to love the according to 1John 3:18;
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”
The police kept watch as we stood outside the main gate and arrested one sinner who busted Rogers megaphone, he later paid Roger $50.00 so charges were dropped and he was told to move on.
And of course all that preaching, will provoke many one on one conversations and those discussions are very fruitful and can be life changing. 
At the end of the day, Venice Beach was preached too and they heard, saw banners and took tracts, now we pray for more laborers to reap that harvest as God is willing to give growth. 
  “So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase”
1 Corinthians 3:7
Did you know the young man Paul sent two letters too, was killed when he preached at an idolatry parade. According to the Foxe’s book of martyrs Timothy confronted an idolatry parade and those followers turned on him and killed him. Timothy had no police protection, no free speech laws to blanket himself, nor did he have lawyers to assist him in court, as we do today.
“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required”
Luke 12:48
QUESTION: Utterly confused
This cow costume is now about 10 years old and I need advice on just what to do.
A- Keep it
B- Buy a new one, complete with a cow hat
C- Wash it
D- Wait for revival and donate it to the Smithsonian to be placed in a glass case
E- Send that anointed outfit around the nation for others to wear
F- Take it on a worldwide tour with the Shroud of Turin
G- Sell it on craigslist
H- Sell it on E-Bay only to Hindu’s or Hare Krishna’s I- Auction it at Christie's for top dollar
J- Cut it up into pieces and anoint with oil and mail as anointed cloths
K- Donate to TBN to be placed on stage in between the American flag and the TBN flag
L- Burn it
M- Bury it with a full color guard funeral at a cemetery and taps
N- Tell the Catholics that Mary has appeared on the utters, then sell it to the Vatican
O- Put it on a stick with a pig head, with Mormon underwear
P- Offer it to Chick fil A to be placed in their corporate office
Q- Place it in a time Capsule and open in 2099
So many options, what say YOU?
PRAY FOR US next week we will be in Montana for SOPA SOPA Montana 2014