Sunday, June 21, 2015

HOLYwood

The ‘altar of a street preacher’
 
Is not very glamorous, not made with the finest of wood or gold, no little lamp to illuminate your notes, no podium stand to hold your Bible, no message of prosperity or come as you are, no praise music to serenade and no money is placed at our feet for a blessing in return. 
 
  Rather, we need iron gates to keep our congregation from attacking us, a gulf is needed to separate the sinner from the saint, police surrounding us for our safety, a message of repentance for forgiveness given and debris placed at our feet as a ‘thanks’ for our message. 
 
  Now IF you look closely you will see 2 dozen eggs on the street, the police moved in and removed the person who tossed two of them and placed the carton of eggs away from my congregation.
 
Oh, the ‘altar of a street preacher’ is beautiful to those who wished to be used in this manner.
 
Now this was a sodomite parade in Hollywood and many decided to stand around us than enjoy their big day and remember they say ‘no one listens to us’
 
This is the Big League of open air preaching
 
 
 
LAST SUNDAY:
 
Thank you for your prayers as we were the boots on the ground to take the Word of God to ears that need to hear the holiness of God.
 
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord”
Hebrews 12:14
 
Last Sunday we preached at the sodomite parade in West Hollywood, this was my 35th year at this venue of warning these sinners of their sin and hope in Jesus to save them from their sin.
 
When I arrived I noted we needed more room, so I made a phone call to the officer I work with to get the metal barricades moved out. 
 
 
The barricades were moved and we had more room.
 
This area is NOT a free speech zone that we are placed in, this is the location I have been standing at since 1980 for this event and the Los Angeles Sherriff department accommodate us. 
 
 They know IF there is a hot-spot on the parade route, this would be the location so with that, they are ready and do make a presence around us.
 
 
“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you”
2 Thessalonians 3:1
 
This vehicle had cameras and was parked in front of us all day, watching and recording.
 
It did not take long to get a crowd once the banner were raised and the preaching started.
 
This is what I looked like after only 15 minutes of preaching to my congregation that day. I was squirted with tubes of suntan lotion.
 
That DID NOT stop my preaching, I did not yell ‘hey stop that’ I did not call for the police to stop them, I did not let this interrupt my communication of what God needs to say about the sin of sodomy.
 
“Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention”
Habakkuk 1:3
 
Most if not all have heard of Jesus and that He rose from the dead on the third day, this is not something new. Most if not all believe in a god of their own creation, after their own likeness and the only character they know of God is love and forgiveness.
 
  So they were reminded of the full character of this Holy God.
 
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”
Hebrews 10:31
 
And one would think that with the double barricades around us and a heavy police presents, that would prevent any problems. 
 
 This does nothing as a few were detained, this sodomite came over the barricades and tried to attack the sound system we had.
 
Law enforcement continually needed to move the crowd back and move the barricades forward because the mob would move them towards us wanting to get closer. This should not be anything new, must I remind you that in the story of Sodom (Gen.19) the homosexuals were smote with blindness at Lot’s house and that did not stop them at the door. 
 
 Like a dog in heat, they still tried to get into that house and some thing never change.
 
Once the banners were up we had, we had a number of speakers who lectured and answered questions. 
 
The crowd did not respond well because we did not embrace their sin. They were reminded of Sodom and Gomorrah as an example for them.
 
“Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies”
Psalm 119:157
 
Repentance was proclaimed, a word the Church does not use and maybe for reason. The beam is in their eye and they are unworthy to remove the mote from another.
 
Everyone around us was led to the Lord that day, now what they do with what they saw and heard is upon them as we were soul warning.
 
“Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences”
2 Corinthians 5:11
 
 
They cannot plead ignorance. 
 
 
“Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles”
Isaiah 13:2
 
We had children there to expose what a same sex marriage cannot produce and of course they yelled at us for bring children. 
 
 But never say anything to those people who bring children to watch the parade, not to mention most that argued have no children and are pro-abortion.
 
 
And of course those in parade stopped and responded to our banners and preaching, as those street preach groupies came to stand around us with their signs.
 
But our signs dwarfed their signs, as they could read our banners from a block away.
 
 
“Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah”
Psalm 60:4
 
 
Even Jesus came by and spoke against us
 
 
One cannot be in Hollywood without interviews, they had questions and we had answers
 
 
At the end of the day, I decided to stop preaching and it was time to make our exodus, this is where things can explode if not handled properly.
 
Most Christians will grab their Bible, tracts and just walk away, but we are not normal Christians. 
 
 Without that thin blue line, we would have been killed years ago.
They stood by as we loaded our vehicles and shut the street down so we can drive away without problems and remember we are the haters
 
 
 
After a long day we drove to my house, thankful we have all our fingers and toes and do pray that someone may reap from our labor as the Lord gives growth.

John 4:38 reads
“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours”
 
 
Next weekend there will be about 17 cities having sodomite parades or rallies and those events will have Christian resistance with banners and megaphones. 
 
  I don’t know how much longer we can rebuke this sin, without getting arrested for some hate crime. If there is a ‘hate law’ against sodomites, we may be first to one day get hauled off. 
 
 If one cannot do it now with our freedom, what will they do if it may cost them jail time?
 
“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” John 9:4
 
Keep us in your prayers as next weekend I will be in Chicago for that yearly sodomite parade. We will preach downtown on Friday, Saturday preach on the South side in gangland and Sunday the shame parade.
Brethren, pray for us”
1 Thessalonians 5:25
 
 
 
 
 
John and John arrested for preaching, in America, in 2015. Here is the article and the video clip is below http://wkrn.com/2015/06/16/tenn-street-preachers-arrested-for-disorderly-conduct/