Halloween in West Hollywood
Many people think Los Angeles is a modern day Sodom, but West Hollywood is the Sodom within Gomorrah and that city is known for being a refuge for homosexuals.
We had a small army of street preachers to promote LIGHT on those dark streets.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”
This event is billed as one of the most unique Halloween gatherings in the world. With an estimated attendance of approximately 500,000 people, the Halloween Carnival is the world’s largest Halloween festivity on the planet.
Our goal was to confront that darkness face to face and that we did, as they had more in common with DEATH than LIFE and murkiness, than LIGHT.
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”
A number of those in West Hollywood argued that they were Christians and that there was nothing wrong with celebrating Halloween.
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness”
2 Corinthians 6:14
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”
They were reminded that Halloween does not glorify a holy God and they should be peculiar people,
not of this world.
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth”
1 John 1:6
A number of those sinners erupted and tried to attack the preachers but were stopped.
"For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved."
Our hope as in all our exploits is to publicly warn the wicked of his wicked ways and offer Jesus as the remedy for repentance of their sin.
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me."
And of course we were called ‘haters’ as they ripped our banners down in their anger of loving darkness.
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil"
Now some girls just see our banner POLE and cannot help but dance around the poles seductively.
West Hollywood is the city that accommodates the yearly ‘gay pride parade’ but preaching at the sodomite parade in the daytime is much different that preaching Halloween at night.
Reproving the sodomite parade is liken to going to the zoo and looking at the wild animals in the cage. However reproving on Halloween is paralleled to being in the cage with that wild animal at night.
Within all the madness and chaos around us, we seek for those life changing conversations and those individuals were found.
Within minutes of leaving the streets, it started to pour rain. I am thankful it was only water as God knows that city needs fire and brimstone.
As you know a picture is worth a 1000 words and therefore a video clip can be worth 10,000 words. To get a 20/20 of boots on the ground at West
Hollywood, Halloween night, click the link below:
Is it me…or….are our megaphones getting bigger and Biger and BIGGER?
Having the right tools for certain jobs is a plus for any man, as those speakers echoed loud and clear.
“I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee”
The next day we preached on Hollywood Blvd, where thousands and thousands of people come and look at the hand prints of their favorite movie star.
They were reminded to forget the movie, read the Book. The Bible and the real 'stars' are found in the Bible not on a sidewalk.
There will be no ‘Take-Two’ on Judgment Day and Jesus can edit their sins.
Since this was Hollywood I continued pointed out that Robin Williams is now in hellfire. There was a man who Hollywood used to make people laugh, yet lived a life of depression. He hosted the Academy Awards and his award is eternal torment. Suicide is murder and God says no murderer is allowed into his heaven. Well of course that provoked anger.
“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves”
This is a good watering hole where countless people walk by every minute and every city has a main artery to stand as many men of God stood at the gates and preached.
“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, saying”
“Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors”
You never know who you will meet in the streets, or was this The Will of God?
Case in point with this is an interesting picture
I was confronted by this guy who said he was once a street preacher in Portland and knew a few people I knew He is now an atheist and made a cardboard sign that read ‘hail satan.’
He stood by us preaching against us and warning the crowd that Jesus is not the Son of God. Back in the day, he was involved with an anti-abortion group in Oregon and was jailed for molesting children. He is now a homeless person and it appears drugs have oppressed him and to say he is bitter against God, would be an understatement.
He had issues with my preaching and bigger problems with God. He said, when he was a believer he believed in once saved always saved, so even if he is wrong, he is saved and God via myself clarified that comment right on the spot.
The picture below, he said to me “Ruben, I just want to punch you”
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God”
1 Corinthians 1:18
It was at this very spot years ago, I met a minister I knew from another state and he came to Los Angeles to sin. He thought, no one knew him and he was going to sin in the city of sin. THEN, he saw me preaching and it appeared he saw a ghost, he looked beyond scared and told me why he was in town. He wept, he was convicted, he repented and he flew home that night.
God’s perfect timing can be impressive and remember the next time you meet a mocker who hates God, he just might be a dog that returned to his vomit. To watch some of what was preached on Hollywood Blvd, click the link below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msUT62dVtZQ&feature=youtu.be