Thursday, November 10, 2016

A weekend of masks

Halloween in Hollywood
 
 
Preaching to those dead men walking that are in bondage to their sin on the night that glorifies the devil. Last weekend we had much in the city of the Angeles, we preached at the LA comic-con, computer nerd championship game at Staples Center. One Clipper NBA game, city marathon, nude bar, Hollywood Blvd and Halloween in West Hollywood.
 
Every street preacher should know his city and what’s going on in said city, street preachers should be known in his city by local police and those in the city. I live in a city of over 3.884 million souls and now we are considered part of the woodwork in the city. Large crowds, banners will be there. 
 
 Hollywood award show, banners will be there. Concerts, sports, rallies, marches, parades and on the street corner, banners are there. 
 
 
 
How faithful are you in your city?
 
 
LA COMIC CON
 
This event is where adults live in fantasy and we are there to pop their bubble.
 
For two days we preached at these adults who dress up like comic book heroes and consider marvel comics their holy book.
 
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light”
2 Corinthians 11:14
 
We reproved the crowd for two days that the real heroes are located in the Bible and did not wear a mask and cape flying in the air and walking into walls. They lived holy and were persecuted for their faith.
 
“For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge”
Jeremiah 4:22
 
Of course security and LAPD came out to keep the crowd at bay because at any given time, superman or batman can assault you.
 
 
We attacked their ‘golden calf’ of fiction and fantasy with Biblical fact and preached that Steve Urkel cannot save their soul. Computer Geeks go to hellfire too, if they do not repent. 
 
 It appears most of these adults lived at home in the basement and rarely see the sunlight. 
 
 
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things”
1 Corinthians 13:11
 
Of course the dork jesus made an appearance and the nerds cheered as this jesus accepted them as is, loves everyone and judges no one. The only one worthy of hell is us, as the crowd cheered.
  
 
 
OUTSIDE AN NBA GAME:
 
 
We preached at a Clipper game at Staples Center and reminded the fans to be fanatical about God.
 
Fans know the players based on the number on their jerseys but do they know who Jeremiah, Amos and John the Baptist is?
 
Fans know all the stats on their team but do they know the 10 Commandments in order or the names of the 12 disciples.
 
 
LA MARATHON 
 
 
This was the yearly ‘Rock and Roll’ marathon where the message was short because our church gathering is moving. ‘Run to God’ and ‘Run away from sin’ were repeated as banners could be seen and preaching heard loud and clear.
 
  These runners have trained for this day but have they prepared to meet thy God?
 
“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come”
1 Timothy 4:8
 
 
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain”
1 Corinthians 9:24
 
 
HOLLYWOOD BLVD.
 
This is a great watering hole in Los Angeles where people come to see Hollywood stars on the sidewalk.
 
But we were there for another reason.
 
There was a video where the Trump star on the walk of fame was destroyed and this homeless lady was knocked to the ground for supporting Trump.
 
You can view the disturbing video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB91BBPt8g4
 
So we went there to preach a God and Country message next to that sidewalk star and see if these bullies will bully us and want to push us.
 
 
 
Once the banners were raised and the preaching started a crowd stood by and soon we were confronted with people who hate our government.
 
Yet they will cash government checks and get government aid. Most that opposed us just hated for all authority, from government, to police to Church and God. 
 
  The good news is those misfits will never vote. We were NOT there to say who to vote for but we did acknowledge ‘may the best MAN win’
 
 
 
Of course our method of preaching provoked many conversations where we can get very personal
 
 
Then this demonic guy said he was ‘gay’ and from the middle east wanted to fight us, he even called his friends on the phone to come get us. 
 
He warned us of a beat down and for who we were. He wanted a hug and to be told everything is fine with he and God. That is not love but a LIE. Love according to 1John 3:18 is telling someone the truth not lip service of how wonderful they are.
 
“And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love”
 Psalm 109:5
 
 
….after a few more words, the mating dance started, he took his shirt off and wanted to bump chests
 
 
….soon he grabbed one of the banners but could not pull it down
 
 
 
 
He does not hate us, he hates GOD and God’s standard.
 
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” John 7:7
 
Los Angeles police department soon arrived and that caused the angry gay to run away like a coward and at least two officers stood by most of that day.
 
 
 
The banners used were God and Country signs and even with that, we were offensive.
 
“And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them"
Jeremiah 18:9-10
 
 
 
“Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward”
Isaiah 1:4
 
 
 
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance”
Psalm 33:12
 
 
We walked from the Trump star to Chinese Theater where celebrity hand prints are on cement slabs and people come from all over the world to touch those concrete slabs.
 
 
 
We came to Hollywood to contend with those movie gods and their followers as per Proverbs 28:4
 
“They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them”
 
 
 
To anyone that watches movies, this is their MECCA This is ground zero for disciples of Hollywood and we warned everyone Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Winehouse and Marilyn Monroe died of natural causes in Hollywood….that natural causes would be suicide and the world considers them gods.
 
Many of these film followers and disciples of movie can watch TV and films for hours and never consider any time for God in prayer and Bible reading….and yet they love God?
 
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” Matthew 7:21 “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
Luke 6:46
 
 
 
They were exhorted to READ THE BIBLE and not watch the movie and only Jesus Christ can edit sin from your life.
 
 
HALLOWEEN NIGHT:
 
 
If you wish to see dead men walking, join us next year on Halloween in Hollywood as these revelers give more than just place to the devil.
 
These people glory in sin, love darkness all everything that is ungodly and do not mind publicly acknowledging their sin
 
 
 
We found a good location with plenty of lights and plastic barricades and it was there we set up shop.
 
Once the banners were raised, the demons manifested as over 500,000 revelers rejoiced in wickedness.
 
 
Need a visual of John 1:5;
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not”
 
 
 
 
 
In less in an hour we had 2 banners were pulled, one sinner tried to jump on a banner from behind, punches and spits were flying at the preachers.
 
Plus objects were thrown at us as from all directions and we were called ‘haters’ and ‘unloving’ for coming to their death celebration.
 
Had it not been for law enforcement a number of us would have been in the hospital that night as those demons wanted blood. 
 
 ....Christian blood at that.
 
 
The HOLY GHOST caused ‘no small stir’ as over 50 officers rushed in to try and control the mob and later SWAT arrived to control the angry throng for bringing LIGHT into their dark world.
 
They moved the multitude back and later set up a human barricade to keep a gulf between the sinner and saint.
 
“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee”
Isaiah 60:2
 
 
 
 
The photo below with the lights were just all the police with their reflective vests on standing as a human blockade.
 
  The preaching was shut down so order can be restored on the street and the outraged herd could hear police orders. The banners however stood and were a visible beacon. 
 
  “Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not…”
Jeremiah 50:2
 
 
 
“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God”
Deuteronomy 32:3
 
 
The SWAT team decided to move us to a different location, so they can place trucks behind us and we can be surrounded with police coupled with wooden and metal barricades.
 
 
 
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them”
Ephesians 5:11
 
 
Here is an interesting photo (below), in the middle of all the chaos this mocker who just yelled and screamed at me, just stopped for some reason. 
 
 It appeared his eyes were opened and a lightbulb turned on over his head. 
 
 
 
He stop shouting and said ‘Hey, your Ruben Israel, I’ve watched all your youtube clips and follow you.‘ Then he asked, if he could take a picture with me. I agreed, he shook my hand and walked off.
 
 
FRUIT:
 
One can misjudge our public service with all the disorder and madness from our preaching, and often we get asked ‘where is the fruit?’
 
I spent some time with this sinner who was mocking us and he said he was sorry for his sin. God demands ‘fruit for repentance’ so I poured out his drink and took his cigarette to continue the conversation. 
 
 
 
He later prayed with me and asked God to set him free from his sin. After the prayer we talked again and he left the wicked streets.
 
 
 
 
Departure time:
 
The event was almost over and I was now working on an exodus plan so that we can leave the city safe.
 
We shut down the preaching, rolled up the banners and waited for our rides for pick-up, all under the watchful eye of SWAT
 
 
 
The picture below was the call to our drivers finding the ETA for our pick up as the wicked are angry now because we stopped preaching.
 
We are hated when we preach and we are hatted when we stop.
 
Remember the same crowd that yelled to Jesus ‘Hosanna, blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord’ and tossed their coats on the ground, waving palms was the same crowd that yelled ‘free Barabbas and away with him, away with him, crucify him’
 
NEVER TRUST A CROWD!!
 
 
The vehicles came and just as fast as we ‘destroyers’ set up on the street, we ‘destroyers’ were gone.
 
 
“The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant” Jeremiah 4:7
 
 
 
“And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire”
Jeremiah 22:7
 
 
 
Thank you for your prayers as we walk away with all our fingers and toes.
 
Please continue to pray for our public labor.