Tools, a man must have the right tools to get the job done. The photo below taken from a college newspaper when I preached on their campus.
Here are a few sandwich signs I wear for different events;
“Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God”
“And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness”
“Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people”
Sandwich signs used today are made with thick vinyl with vinyl letters, but back in the day those boards were made of wood and hand painted.
After revival in America these sandwich signs will be placed in the Smithsonian behind bullet proof glass so the common people can see them in person
I have received more than a few comments on this picture for many reasons but I would like to expand more about this photo.
First off, the public preaching we do does convict the sinner of his sin, this is why we get the reaction we do when we preach.
They are convicted and offend times most people do not see all the smaller conversations we have as a direct result from that preaching.
Those are life changing and they happen more times than our ‘critics & fault finders’ will know.
Unlike most ministries we do not lay our hands on sinners and pray for them, as per 1Timothy 5:22 “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure”
Nor do we tell them nice positive things they want to hear, rather we tell them things God wants them to hear, lie it or not.
As you can see from the picture this sinner in New Orleans has no Mardi Gras beads on his neck. I am not a cheap date, you want to talk with me, it will cost you, the beads, the booze and the cigarettes are removed. Don’t waste my time.
Think that’s hard, God is stricter than I, He demands your whole body, mind, spirit and soul.
Not willing to show me ‘fruit meet for repentance’ just walk away and continue to quench the Holy Ghost. If all we preached was ‘God loves you’ we would get no reaction, because everyone knows that. In fact most believed they are saved, because someone told them that after a prayer.
The issue is not Jesus loves us but do we love Jesus and IF so do we obey Him as per John14:15. I am not moved by tears and neither is God because many people can be moved by emotions.
I expose the reason WHY we need a savior not just tell them ‘Jesus loves you’ You can see conviction in his face as God speaks to his heart as the Holy Ghost is doing His job and convicting the world of sin.
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death”
2 Corinthians 7:10
If you look closely at the picture, you can clearly see the marks on my head from objects that have been thrown at us all day from every angle.
Some preaches I go, I come home with more bruises and cuts on my body then most NFL players.
But these conversations are worth every bloody cut After tears and prayer, the sinner walked off Bourbon Street. So many ministries love to pray with sinners and fancy telling everyone ‘Jesus loves them’ and after the prayer they allow them to continue walking in sin. No repentance, no sorrow and no conviction.
Then they have the gull to say ‘we prayed for 35 souls tonight, how many did you pray for?’
How sorry are those sinners that get prayed for and do they confess their guilt and are regretful as the picture clearly displays.
“For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin”
All that is done when you pray nice words for the sinner, was strengthen the hands of evildoers as per Jeremiah 23:14.
No repentance was mentioned or the punishment for not repenting given as a warning. We need to be the watchman and not their pal and buddy.
“And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide”
Enjoy the short preach clip where repentance is preached and done.
DID SOMEONE SAY JUSTICE??
This is Brother Dean from Phoenix and last Friday he was in court to hear the sentence of the lesbian girl that hit him on the head with a baseball bat last year.
She was in full swing mode and she did not try to hit his arm or leg but wanted a head shot.
It was not his word against her word, it was on video.
She was arrested three (3) weeks later and on Friday the judge gave her 50 days of jail for attempted murder and no doubt she will be out sooner than that.
Now facebook just suspended my facebook page for 30 full days because of something I posted over two years ago that someone said was offensive.
30 days from facebook and 50 days for assaulting someone with a bat within our court system.
Can someone tell me what’s wrong with that picture?
PREACH THE WORD!!
The Bible says “Preach The Word” as per 2Timothy 4:2 and with those three words, we have the liberty to cover many topics in those 66 books and not limited to JUST preach the gospel.
We do live in America and 99.99% of Americans have heard that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day.
This is NOT ‘strange fire’
What we have done for decades is expose sin and give the remedy which is the Gospel.
Law before grace is preaching 101 and we find the words “Repent and believe” not ‘believe and repent later.’ When you expose sin, sinners will explode and police are called in to arrest you or stop the sinners from attacking you.
This is why most believers are NOT hated nor will never be hated when preaching, because they do NOT expose sin and IF they did there would be a reaction.
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil”
IF you have ever said ‘God bless you’ to a Mormons, SDA, Jwers, Catholics or a Muslim, you have errored and need to stop.
IF you believe that Bible to be true you just disobey scripture by trying to be more loving than God.
“If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed”
2 John 1:10
I know it’s very common today in America to have this ‘positive gospel’ to bless and say nice words to everyone, but I caution you to use discernment.
How much clearer of a verse do you need to understand we are NOT to bid them God speed.
Surely they have another gospel, let alone another Jesus then the Jesus of the Bible.
The Mormons believe Jesus and satan were actual brothers and they baptize dead people.
SDA believe the Sabbath is salvation pending and if you do not keep that day, you just received the mark of the beast. Also hellfire is not eternal for sinners.
JWers believe Jesus was a created angel, the Bible has errors and sinners will not be tormented for eternity.
Catholics have more tradition than Bible, they believe in purgatory, baptizing babies and prayers to dead saints. Mary is also the co-redeemer.
Islam believes in Jesus but reject Him as the SON of God.
And IF you have ever said ‘God Bless You’ to any of those cults, YOU ARE GUILTY and need to clean that up. I know you want to be liked, I understand you do not wish to be offensive and you have more love than me but saying those three words is flat WRONG.
Also according to the 2 John 1:10 verse, we are not allowed to invite these people into our homes.
Well that was before the internet and my question is IF you debate them on line, you just allowed them into your home. Having them as facebook friends and scrolling their websites with your computer at home, is that disobeying that verse?
If so you have officially allowed them into your home.
That verse is in our Bible for a reason, hope you have the TEETH to chew and understand.
Keep us in your prayers and this coming weekend we will be in San Diego for the yearly ‘earth day’ as that city will host the largest earth-day in our nation.
Your prayers are welcome as we promote the Creator not mother nature. We will work with the San Diego police as tree-huggers can get emotional but what do you expect when they think we came from monkeys.
"Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created."