Saturday, July 29, 2017

MONTANA

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork”
Psalm 19:1


You think a street preacher is loud with a megaphone, HEAVEN declares His glory too.

Last week was our yearly ‘Street Open Air Preacher’ Convention in Montana, where saints who are not ashamed of the gospel come to get edified, armed with tools to proclaim the Word of God in public.

The theme this year was being radical, as the speakers had countless examples of men and women of God who were radical.


Each session was started off with prayer and worship



And after worship, we read daily from Martyrs Mirror. This is a book that should be read in every Church and believers should judge if the Church they attend, resembles those saints. 




If there is no real persecution, there may be a reason.

“Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”

Keeping with the theme, we had many examples of radical people in the Bible that many critics today would question their motive and God really telling them to do certain things.


Noah built an ark……THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Moses burnt the golden calf in a fire, ground it to powder, scattered it on water and forced the children of Israel to drink it……THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Jeremiah preached in front of the Temple…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Abraham willing to sacrifice his son Isaac…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Elijah mocking false prophets Baal…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Elisha cursed the children with two she bears and they mauled forty-two of the boys……THAT’S RADICAL!!!


David a man after God’s own heart prayed for his enemies that God let his days be few and his children be fatherless, his wife a widow, his children wander about and beg, may they have ruined homes and his posterity be cut off. Wonder how many Christians would ‘Amen’ that prayer…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Samson asked God for strength to kill a lion, slay an entire army with only the jawbone of an ass and destroy a temple of the Philistines…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Isaiah walked naked….THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Ezekiel ate dung and laid on his side for over a year….THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Hosea was told to marry a whore….THAT’S RADICAL!!!


John the Baptist wore camel's hair with a. leather belt around his waist, eating locust and wild honey and dunking people in the water…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Jesus made a whip and chased people out of the Temple, He cursed a fig tree, woed two cities that no longer exists…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

Paul shaved his head and made a vow, not to mentioned blinded a sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus…..THAT’S RADICAL!!!

And what about the two witnesses found in the book of Revelation, those men ‘tormented them that dwelt on the earth’ and fire proceedeth out of their mouths devouring their enemies, and they smote earth with every plague, as often as they desired. So much for turning the other cheek….THAT’S RADICAL!!!


STUDY TIME!!

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works”
2 Timothy 3:16-17




“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works”
Hebrews 10:24


After each session, we had tables with shirts, hats, books, bumper stickers, magnets and banners.



Sister Cindy gave a message to the women and if the men wanted to sit in and eavesdrop, they could sit in and listen.




Of course after each session, fellowship was paramount as per Philemon 1:5

“Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints”



I use props when I preach in public and behind the pulpit, so after I read a verse that clearly reads obeying God and being radical.

I placed these glasses on and became pastor Leaven Mc Pharisee.

Where I saw thing different, where God is tolerant, all loving, accepts everyone and there is no persecution, just peace and prosperity…..that god is not offensive.



On Saturday we caravanned in Christianized vehicles from the conference to the 10 Commandment Park

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
Proverbs 3:6


At the 10 Commandment Park we had lunch and more fellowship and enjoying the God’s handiwork.

“And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah”
Psalm 50:6



It was Slavic’s 25th birthday and so we put him on the ‘hot seat’ and questioned him on his life and what is expected in the future, he did well under hash questioning. 



The LaVelle family played two videos for the convention, click, enjoy and get inspired.





Hot Saints:




Game Face:



More speakers and examples of being radical for Jesus


Of course there was the Hall family, doing what they do best and that would be ministering to others with non-other than their famous puppet show. 

This skit was geared toward street preaching and it was not just for the children.

So much truth was given with satire one cannot help but love what they do. 





Street preacher Aden and I were somehow involved in the performance as they had everyone busting a gut with laughter.



The amount of detail that was made on that metal structure holding the pig head was remarkable



Brother Vejay flew his plane into Montana and give rides to anyone who wanted to fly, here Mikhail was airborne overlooking the valley. 



At the end of the convention, we thanked and prayed for our host Philp and Suzie for all they did in making SOAPA Montana 2017 happen



After the conference, we went to the river and publicly baptized two people from the Chicago area. We find examples in the Bible of adults getting dunked underwater in a public place. 

Getting baptized is not salvation pending but done as a token for being dead, leaving the old man and now being alive with Jesus.



JK was hooked up to a PA system on the land a he read scripture and proclaimed to everyone the reason to baptize and I submerged into the river.

After we were done we continued to preach to everyone around the river what Jesus Christ did for them and if they have not been baptized to join us.



We are already getting requests for baptizing more saints at the Atlanta SOAPA in October.

Brother JK and I will work as a team there as well, so if you are planning on coming to Atlanta and have not been baptized, we will accommodate.



After the WATER baptism, we now do the DRY baptism and pray the Holy Ghost fill them and use them. For His service and glory.

“Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power”
2 Thessalonians 1:11


“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature”
Galatians 6:15

We will have all videos from the speakers and the baptism downloaded on the SOAPA Youtube channel soon. 

We had saints drive as far East as Pennsylvania and Chicago, as far North as Canada, but the frequent flyer miles award goes to Petar who came all the way from Norway just to get edified. 



We hope everyone who attended and those who will watch the videos will be enlightened. 



For all that we do is because we are grafted in Christ, as we shine His light with boldness to a dark world.


“And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday”
Psalm 37:6