Thank You for your prayers as God answered those prayers in many ways.
Before I arrived in the third largest city in our nation I was ask to meet with someone from the police department so they could make sure we were protected. Meetings like thus is very common for me as most citing know I have free speech lawyers watching us.
Now this is not a little town nor a college campus, this is a big city that has big league crime.
For example from January 1st of this year to fathers day weekend that city had over 300 murders and that’s not counting attempted murder, rape, selling and buying drugs, car jacking, robbery and such…..yet……they wanted to meet with me because they know when this street preacher preaches in public there will be a massive reaction from said city.
So before we preached on the sidewalk, we met with a top official of CPD for at least a half hour in his office. I told him what we were going to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I can give times and locations and a body count from our end and he really liked that. He told me we will be protected and that he did.
After the meeting we preached to the crowds going home as this is a great artery when people are rushing to catch a train or tram.
They were reminded of working at least 40 hours that week and how many hours in prayer and reading the Bible have they done.
They were reminded that there is no guarantee they will make it home tonight and why they need to bring their Bible with them and read that book when they sit on the train or tram going home.
Of course some did not like our preaching as one person attacked my banner and busted it as he ran off. I say he was convicted
We have preached at this location for many years and after a while we do know some people as they thank us for coming to their city.
The next day we went to the south side of Chicago, known as gangland, where the spirit of Capone lives on those same streets.
Not much evangelism gets done on those streets as most people walk in fear of gangs.
Because of our meeting with police, there was a lot of police vehicles that cruised around us.
I tell you drugs were being sold in public and once the preaching started those dealers were gone.
The preaching provoked a number of responses, some were glad to see us, others wanted us out of their neighborhood and one even asked for prayer.
Lots of tracts were given as many stood and listened to our preaching.
We had a couple of local brothers join us with abortion pictures and I preached that the south side of Chicago was not that bad of a neighborhood.
The bloodiest place for a black person is inside the belly of a black female as they are most likely to murder their unborn.
Gangland had no excuse for sin that day as the word of God was echoed throughout the streets and somebody that night had a bullet and met God.
“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
We needed to get the word out there because death was in the air and for that reason not many missionaries wish to go on those streets.
“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”
Sunday was the yearly sodomite parade and before the parade I had a last minute meeting with the CPD brass and I asked for more room with the barricades and it was given to us.
After the meeting I laid the banners on the ground and the location I wanted them when we raised them and position the ladders on the corner of the barricades, making sure our sound systems worked well. God likes order and so do I
“Let all things be done decently and in order”
1 Corinthians 14:40
Then we had a meeting to keep everyone on the same page and make sure everyone had a banner to hold. Everyone had a job and we worked like a well-oiled machine.
Once the banner were raised and the preaching started the crowd gathered as per John 12:32
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me”
No doubt those banners lifted up Jesus and men were moved toward us
After I finished there were those who had questions and waited turns to ask.
A couple of people continued with the conversation we had about a year ago and they waited a whole year to ask me new questions.
These one on one conversations are a direct result of our method of preaching.
During the parade we had many preachers and if the crowd did not like one we gave them another.
At the end of the day, they are without excuse.
“If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister”
Thank you for your prayers as we were the boots on the ground With all the Churches within Chicago, not many will stand in the gap for God
“And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none”
After the event were had a large dinner with those from Pastor Cokes church.
When we walked into the room they gave us a standing ovation for our public service It was a blessing to be with those who love the Lord after a day of seeing those who love their sin
“Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men”
2 Corinthians 9:13
No doubt we are LIGHT missionaries to those that live in darkness and we love them with TRUTH
“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth”
1 John 3:18
We go on streets that most would never dare to go to minister.
We pray the Lord send more laborers to reap that harvest and God gives the growth
“I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours”
NEED TO SEE A VISUAL OF PSALM 97:10;
“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked”
This picture was taken from the LA Times after I preached against an anti-Prop 8 rally alone back in 2008. You know the Lord used you to make ‘no small stir’ in Los Angeles when after your public preach against sin, LAPD shuts the entire street down and escort you safely to your car.
Flanked with over 30 bike officers so no one will attack me. God is good and for that I was able to come and preach another day.
That Bible is not just a book, taste it, it is good .
“He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints”
A number of us will be going to the RNC (Cleveland) and DNC (Philly) from July 17-29.
I am asking for your prayers and for support. 100% of money raised will go for gas, food, water and such.
We will have two Churches host us from each city and we will also leave them a donation.
I have preached these events for decades, however this RNC and DNC will be beyond the normal task.
I understand there will be a few open air preachers there but if they have never done an event like this they may be a fish out of water.
This is NOT a gay pride parade nor a college campus.
As you can see by a few pictures in several cities from this event, we have police around us often, if something was going to happen around the convention, we would be the hot spot.
To say someone can get injured at this venue would be an understatement.
There is no other event that you will liken the RNC and DNC too, primarily this one.
We will know what to do and how to do it and if the crowds outside the conventions turns into a mob, we will be there with banners raised.
You will most likely see our banners on the news and a number of interviews as we give what God says and remind all that the winner puts ‘his’ hand on a King James Bible.
Those cities will burn nighty, riots will happen everywhere and I do recommend seasoned preachers or those who can follow instruction, go.
I have seen ministries just stay in a Church and pray, sing songs and or fellowship when streets are violent, not so, with us.
Your finger prints can be there as well, with prayers and support, see the link below https://www.youcaring.com/ruben-israel-john-williams-rd-christian-and-more-tba-593869#.V3Q_pqkfkLY.facebook
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Christian Brothers P.O. Box 1233
Norwalk, CA 90650