Friday, October 28, 2016

PREACHING AT 2 SIN CITIES

The last Presidential debate was
in sin city
 
Our mission was simple, we were moved to go and remind those involved that the winner will place their hand on a King James Bible and that we did.
 
 As five of us drove from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and yoked up with 2 other street preachers.
 
The debate was going to be at UNLV and parking around that area was going to difficult, let alone finding a sidewalk that does not have cement barricades.
 
To say security was tight at this event would be an understatement.

 
 
We had a brother in the Lord get us two parking slots within UNLV.
 
Once on campus we walked towards the main Street to find a good position to get set up. 
 
 Location for us paramount as per Proverbs 1:20-21
“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”
 
After our preferred parking, we soon found a nice location and little did we know how good it was. 
 
 We stood in an area and raised our banners where there was no large crowds walking but this area is where all the VIPs and guests needed to pass by....and that only means they saw our banners and hear the preaching.

 
 
Therefore we preached to every limo that came by and needed to get cleared by Secret Service. 
 
 We were asked to move by Las Vegas Metro as they had given us much liberty to proclaim our God and country message with banners raised.

But now wanted us to move down the street. 
 I refused.

 
 
The reason we were asked to leave the sidewalk was because the Hilary caravan and Trump caravan were coming and they needed to clear the sidewalk. 
We were to close. 
 
 I refused and soon I was debating with the Secret Service and Vegas Metro, so they comprised allowing us to stand in the middle of the street
and not on that particular sidewalk.

 
 
 
Both Hilary and Trump were preached too and saw our banners along with other VIP’s like Mitt Romney’s limo….AND….believe it or not….Shawn Hannity….not only passed by stopped his limo and rolled his window down to talk to me. 
 
  I stepped off the sidewalk on the street to shake his hand. We spoke for a bit and thanked each other. 
 
 I asked him to quote me a Bible verse and he did. He quoted John 3:16.

 
 
What a preach as everyone who is anyone in the political world had to pass by our banners and hear the preaching of America needing to bless God.

 
 
Worth the 10 hours of driving for those two hours of preaching, knowing the movers and shakers of our nation needed to drive by our public message
 
 
   SUNDAY AIDS WALK:
 
This LA walk started in 1985 and has raised more than $82 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country.
 
However NOT one person has been cured of AIDS with all that money and recognition.
 
We peach IF you wish to stop AIDS stop your sex
and a particular sex is a high risk group.

 
 
One does not get AIDS/HIV drinking water, it’s not airborne and you cannot get that disease sitting on a toilet.
 
IF you wish to stop AIDS stop your sex and a particular sex is a high risk group.
 
Marching to stop AIDS and not wanting to speak against sodomy is liken to marching to stop diabetes and drinking soda pop along the route.
 
Marching to stop AIDS and not wanting to speak against sodomy is liken to cancer and smoking cigarettes on every corner.
 
IF you wish to stop AIDS stop your sex and a particular sex is a high risk group.
 
The Lord gave us a great location where the walkers saw our banners and heard our message for at least two blocks before we were right in front of them. 
 
They could not miss us.

 
 
At this event the walkers are known to throw their bottled water at us as they call us ‘haters’ and because this is Los Angeles you know there will be celebrities walking for the cause.
 
Over the years we have preached to Drew Carey, Dot Marie Jones, Carson Kressley, Pauley Perrette, Louis Van Amstel, Wayne Brady, Peter Gallagher and Richard Simmons.
 
This year we will preach at the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Bebe Wood & Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals), Peter Gallagher (Law and Order) and others.
 
If these people been alive back in the day they would have had a fundraiser walk for Sodom and Gomorrah or raised money for Chorazin and Bethsaida (pictured below) and maybe campaigned to continue the tower of Babel.
 
Jesus said 'WOE' to those cities and they were never rebuilt.
 
 
Not much love or tolerance, do you know this Jesus?
 
 
The Big Screen:
 
Here is a documentary on AIDS in Hollywood called ‘Damaged Goods’ (HIV AIDS) Exerpt 2 and this did make it to the big screen about 20 years ago.
 
It showed us preaching at the AIDS Walk and an interview with me with a full head of hair.
 
My wife and I were invited to the movie premier at a large theater in Los Angeles on opening night.
 
The crowd hissed and booed at my face on the big screen, some even threw popcorn at the screen.
 
Since I had my wife, I left the dark theater early before the film ended. Some days you can’t even take the wife to a movie.
 
 
 
Picture is worth 1000 words:
 
Need to see a visual of Luke 9:60
“Let the dead bury their dead”
 
How often are preachers and those who witness on the streets quick to lead someone into the ‘sinners prayer.’  Only to use those prayers to boast that they led souls to the Lord and tell them they are saved?
 
I say we should NOT be so quick to have someone pray and tell them they are saved.
 
Remember John the Baptist said to those who wanted to baptize ‘bring forth fruits meet for repentance.’ He demanded that before you went into the river with him, they showed God and him how sincere they were.
 
However today the Church will allow anyone and everyone to walk to the altar without ever hearing the word ‘repentance.’
 
Even Jesus was not so fast in having people follow Him as per Luke 9:57-62
“And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God”
 
Do you know this Jesus and is He inside your Church?
 
Jesus was not looking for numbers for His facebook page and youtube clips, He demanded more.
 
To one person that wanted to FOLLOW Him he said to count the cost before he joins the team. “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
 
To another who said he would FOLLOW Jesus but wanted to bury his father. Jesus could have told him it is good to ‘honor his father’ and he will meet him in another city BUT our Lord demanded MORE, if you want to follow Him.
 
And the last person just wanted to say goodbye to his loved ones and FOLLOW Jesus but He said ‘NO’ not ‘well pray about it.’ Jesus made it clear IF anyone grabs the plow and looks back, that person is not worthy for the kingdom of God. 
 
  WOW, what would facebook or youtube say if I said someone was not ‘fit’ or ‘unworthy’ for the kingdom of God?
 
There is MORE….remember the rich man? He too wanted to FOLLOW Jesus, not just believe in Him but FOLLOW Him and our Lord wanted ‘fruits meet for repentance.’ 
 
 He was told to sell everything and he walked away from Jesus because that was too much. 
 
 
Before I have someone cry out to God, I let them know the fine print.
 
Repentance, walking with God, living holy and as a result they will be hated. Maybe lose a job, have family member disown them and maybe one day get jailed for their faith.
 
 
IS THIS JESUS TAUGHT IN YOUR PLAVCE OF WORSHIP?