Friday, January 6, 2017

Another New Year in sin-city

As street preachers, we don’t just walk those streets, WE OWN THEM!
 
“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills”
Psalm 50:10
 
Everyone knows that verse of owning that cattle and ALL those hills but I say ACT LIKE IT.
OWN THAT STREET, as you speak on behalf of God.
 
We just completed our yearly open air convention in Lust Vegas and every night we preached those streets, however on New Year’s Eve we set up shop on Las Vegas Blvd to proclaim why we celebrate the year 2017. It all rotates around that name JESUS.
 
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”
Acts 4:12
 
The reason for meeting in Las Vegas is that was the last street preachers convention this year, where saints come to get edified, tooled and fellowship with likeminded believers. This year’s theme was Soldier/Military/Army
 
The speakers were SPOT ON and we had a live feed from facebook however someone was offended and complained and that live feed was aborted. 
 
 All speakers will be on our youtube channel for your edification. 
 
 
Before the service started the lobby was filled with t-shirts, caps, magnets, bumper stickers, booklets and tracts. 
 We had street preacher bling bling and during the conference we had banners given away free from shritsthatspeak.com and preachinggear.com who gave gift certificates. 
 
 
We started every morning with worship, prayer and a reading from ‘Martyrs Mirror’ then hours of speakers.
 
The speakers were straightforward and to the point, spoken with authority because we live what we preach
 
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier”
2 Timothy 2:4
 
Those listening were instructed on being a combatant for the kingdom of God
 
 
There was much Bible reading and Biblical principles given to have a warrior mindset
 
What was refreshing was seeing the next generation of street preachers, THAT was moving to hear from them because we know that they will be preaching to a very wicked world if the Lord tarries
 
 
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity”
1 Timothy 4:12
 
Each night we preached a few hours in sin city, shinning our LIGHT next to these caSINos  

 
 

 
 In SIN-CITY the sinner must pass our gauntlet of banners as God is trying to get their attention.
 
 
 
Those banners could be seen from a block away and the Holy Ghost was convicting them every step closer to us. 
 
 “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah”
Psalm 60:4
 
 
 
And like in any city we preach the Las Vegas Meto was called because our preaching offended someone or we are accused of pushing someone. 
 
 With all the cameras around us if a sinner was shoved someone would have that recorded, the police agreed.

 
 

 
 
 
And as a result of that method of preaching, many one on one conversations happened as everyone had people asking questions about God. 
 
 
 

 
Here are just a few notes taken from a few speakers who promoted charging for the kingdom of God, rushing the enemy and attacking sin.  

 
 
Petar from Norway preached on The Lord’s Boot Camp: Now Enlisting Fasting/Consecration Fast. Go same route as Jesus Christ. Are we like Him? Then let’s do what He did. Matthew 4. Wilderness 40 days, 40 nights. Are you ready to do the same? Fasting is a fresh commodity. Maintain this. Certain things cannot happen without fasting. Flash counteracts the willing spirit. Submission – consecration – fast. Body emptied of pollution. Our bodies have become a temple of dung: sugar, chemicals, toxins. We are clogged up. Beware of rationalization. Fasting: empowered, liberated. Jesus didn’t minister until AFTER his fast. THEN angels ministered unto him. Mark 2:18 Why do we fast? Because Jesus is not with us. To experience the presence of Him. More of Jesus. Fasting cleanses you from the world. Father, how do I do this? 1 day first, 2 days… We need to be Mary’s. Jesus is the focus of our fast. WHEN you fast – a routine. Read Bible. What happens when you fast? Quench fleshly passion and spiritual passion grows.
 
Brother Ben from Atlanta preached from Jude the whole book. Key verse 3. Whole book of Jude is vital to the street preacher paradigm and objective. Appropriate to our day and age. Common salvation – You must be born again! What does it mean to “earnestly contend”? Word study – Greek word related to English word “agony”. Strenuously defend the honor of Christ your Savior. Fighting Fundamentalist. Putting up a real fight, not with hands but spiritually. Principalities and the powers of darkness. If you don’t preach you’re going to blow – passion to preach. Muster all strength and mental capacity, financial capacity, spiritual and physical. Obedient to the command COST involved. Implies you have someone to contend WITH. Dispute with the enemy. You must know your enemy. Get educated on the cults’ beliefs. Reason with sinners. Fervently contend, passionately. “Set yourself on fire and everyone will come to watch you burn” – Wesley. Planting seeds the Holy Ghost will bring forth as fruit. We are living in a day and age of apostasy. Once knew the truth and have walked away. Devil’s tactic – Great falling away. Incremental increase of depravity. Temperature is rising but the common person doesn’t see it. Awaken a slumbering culture – get the “frog” (lost soul) awake to his danger. Age of apostasy requires a certain preacher with specific skills, not socializing. A William Wallace sort of person (Brave Heart). A man of God is known for what he fights FOR.
 
JK from Florida spoke on the Bible is our field manual. Is. 28:5-6 “Battle to the gate.” Be ready. We are the residue, the remnant. God is grooming you to be ready. Don’t think God’s not in your situation. He’s working in it and strengthening you for battle. That I might know Him and the power of his resurrection. Light affliction works eternal weight of glory. Powers will be released to oppose us. Are you ready? DARKNESS IS COMING! Be able to judge in the midst of confrontation. I Cor. 2:12-16. You have received the spirit of Christ, not the spirit of the world. He that doeth the will of God, abideth forever. Clean house! Spirit world should not be in your heart or life. You should be talking about what God has done in your life. Don’t you have a word from God? If not, get back in your prayer closet and get that word from God. God has a lot of things he wants the world to hear. REPENT! We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers of darkness. The intensity of the battle will be in direct proportion to the resistance. The more you reject the world the more the attack on your life. Stop trying to look good in the eyes of man and do what God has told you to do. II Tim. 2:3-4
 
Josh from New Mexico preached on how many today are like pussy cat soldiers. Proverbs 28:1. “I drank a glass of ‘I don’t give a rip’ – I hope I don’t offend anyone.” LION – righteous, bold as a lion. 3 helps: 1) Prov. 30:30 Lion is strongest among the beasts. It does not turn away from anybody. Do you have a spaghetti spine? 2) Amos 3:8 Lion hath roared, (God gives you a message) who will not fear. Can be heard for miles. Don’t waste time. About the roar of a lion: II Sam 17:10 Lion valiant heart, warrior heart – King of the Jungle. 3) Is. 31:4 Lion doesn’t back down, not afraid of the heathen. I Kings 13:25 Stops when God said to stop. Prov. 22:13, 26:13 Middle of the street ripping and roaring for the glory of God.
 
Brother John from Ohio spoke on John 12:24-25 Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die… Luke 14:26-28 count the cost. Royal Regiment of God’s soldiers. Death to self – life to Jesus Christ. Lifers. Prov. 16:17 Stay humble, don’t get puffed up, beware. Battle wounds: slander, back biting. It’s all about Jesus. Don’t go AWOL: absent with out leave. William Booth quote: “While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight While little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight While there is a drunkard left, While there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!” “Not called!' did you say? 'Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.”
 
Dan from Vegas used Psalm 60 as the opening prayer: “O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. 3 Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. 4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. 5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me. 6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim also is the strength of mine head; Judah is my lawgiver; 8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. 9 Who will bring me into the strong city? who will lead me into Edom? 10 Wilt not thou, O God, which hadst cast us off? and thou, O God, which didst not go out with our armies? 11 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” Blood, Guts, and Prayer Patton. You can’t find a page in his diary without an appeal to God. Patton’s Prayer: Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations. God put you where he wants you to be so that you can do battle. You right here, right now. Acts 1:8. God is going to bring all the world to us on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas. Mad Dog Mattos Fight with a happy heart and a strong spirit May God have mercy on our enemies because I won’t – Patton The second night
 
 
On the second night we preached on Las Vegas Boulevard. 
 

 
We split up into two groups, group A would stay at one good location and Group B would walk the Boulevard with our new back pack megaphone
 
 
 
Here is a Muslim that gave us problems last year shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ but that night he was no match as he soon ran off as the crowd gathered to watch the public debate.
 
 
Here is a great picture of father and son not ashamed of Jesus on the street of sin city.
 
 
 
Here is a picture and you can figure out what happened after he heard the Word of God and tried to stop it, it appears God slapped him down. Do know that one day EVERY knee will bow
 
 
 
On the last day of the conference free banners and shirts were given away
 
 
Brother Isidro awarded Ruben Israel with a golden megaphone for being faithful in 37 years of public ministry without complaints.
 
 
 
And of course that evening we honored the ‘Preacher of the Year’ and that would be Mikhail Savenko who spend over 3 weeks in jail on false charges. Mikhail preaches on campus, events, takes pictures, he does whatever is required to work as a team. After coming out of jail did not sue the city, was not bitter but taught Bible to those who wanted to hear. I will soon be joining him at the Presidential Inauguration later this month. 
 
 This award is only to honor one of many in the open air community.
 
 
 
Later that evening we spend the night preaching on the Vegas strip ending the old year and starting the New Year preaching. 
 
 Because we are now a common scene in Vegas the police will place two roles of metal barricades to keep the sinners from attacking us.

 
 


 
 
Police were moved in about every half hour just to re-set the barricades and warn certain drunks not to climb over the blockades.
 
 
 
At the end of the day, sinners were told WHY we celebrate the year 2017 and our hope is with this New Year they get saved, read the Bible, pray and serve the living God.
 
  Thank you for your prayers and continue to pray for us as this Sunday we will be in Beverly Hills at Golden Globes Awards reminding Hollywood of the God of the Bible