Friday, August 11, 2017

Hare Jesus

Last weekend we had a full schedule and on Sunday was the Hare Krishna parade on Venice beach as if Venice Beach needs something weirder.

With this Hindu parade we needed back up because the ‘cow costume’ I used to wear when I spoke against their holy cow is now old school.


So brother Vejay who was born in India yoked up with us and we put him to work. 

He was coming in late Friday night but arrived around 1AM and after a short sleep we were at it.

Vejay never preached in Los Angeles so I gave him a short tour, we started off on Hollywood Blvd where the crowds are always large and the preaching was good. We exhorted the multitude the real stars are located in the Bible, read the BOOK forget the movie. That was the exact date Marilyn Monroe Hollywood’s little god died, 55 years ago. Most likely of Hollywood’s natural causes, suicide.

One does not need to travel as a street preacher in Los Angeles as the world comes here.

We preached a simple message and that provoked a number of good conversations.


After Hollywood I took him to Beverly Hills and there we preached a message on vanity and how money is not evil, it is the love of that money that God said is evil.

“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity”
Ecclesiastes 1:2


After that stop we went to a ‘slayer’ concert.

Yes those guys are still around, I preached at them in the mid-1980’s (see picture below)



Not much has changed as within 15 seconds of my preaching we were swarmed with the heavy metal cult as security was needed to keep them at bay. 

The police were called and within minutes saw we were not the problem. 

I wonder how many of these guys still live at home with mother in the basement? 

And God forbid you speak against their gods ‘slayer’ ‘dope’ ‘alcohol’ the trinity of slayer. 

A few people involved with slayer came out and watched took pictures and even had a film crew filming what I was preaching. 

Everyone felt compelled to stop and take a selfie as they yell ‘satan’ and there was a reason that event needed a rebuke as a number of ‘christians’ told us we were wrong as they walked away cussing and flipping us off.

“It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools”
Ecclesiastes 7:5



SUNDAY:

Sunday was ‘game day’ as we met at my house and caravanned to Venice Beach for the hairy Krishana parade and this religion is filled with idols.


“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat”
Psalm 115:4-7

These people work themselves up into a frenzy chanting to these gods



We set up shop on the boardwalk and waited for the parade to come as this location was paramount, they cannot miss us.



And of course we have fans everywhere, this guy in is sitting at a coffee shop and for years he brings his megaphone and tries to preach against us.

He is a Jewish atheist and this one day he looks forward too.


Once the parade comes by, we followed the large carts for about a mile to the entrance of the festival and preached to everyone standing on the route of the first two Commandments.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me”
Exodus 20:3-5



There with our banners raised outside the festival the preaching continues but it is more of a question and answer time.



Brother Vejay had the crowd of Hindus asking him question after question. 



Many of these Hindus love to brag of their education, business, finances, career and who they are because in that world of reincarnation that means they have achieved from one life to another life.


So do understand when witnessing to them in their world they evolved into that after many lifetimes, that is tangible manifestation of reincarnation to them.

They love to boast because that means they have gone beyond the plant and tree lives, beyond the animals segment, beyond the poor peasant phase, beyond the regular person level and are now they living in the reincarnation period of the noble.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
Hebrews 9:27

Enjoy the video from the preach in Venice Beach




Here is a note from
street preacher Vejay


I traveled to Los Angeles from Cedar Rapids, IA to participate in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the heathen and the pagan (Hindus) who participated and marched in Hare Rama Hare Krishna parade that is conducted annually on 1st Sunday of August. 

There in LA, I joined a group of men and women who are warriors for Jesus Christ, the true living God. 

I reached LA past mid night on Friday (2017/8/4), was picked up from the airport by brother Ruben Israel, and both of us were out on Saturday in Hollywood Boulevard raising the banners, using the bull horn, and preaching against sin, bringing warning to the people to turn from their wicked ways (sins) and trust Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of past sins and live a holy life. 

So many people, mainly tourists on Hollywood Blvd heard the good news and bad news...exactly as it is in the Bible...no sugar-coating. While brother Ruben exposed the sins of vanity and encouraging people to read the Bible and not forget God and that Hollywood can't save them, I expounded on not losing hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.

Heard a sorry story of a homosexual who mentioned to brother Ruben that he has to get checked "every month" to see if he has contracted any decease. He was so afraid that he gets himself checked every month, but does not want to give up homosexuality...talk about hard-hearted people living with "vile passions". 

God can save them too through the Gospel! After 2-3 hrs of preaching, we charged up with some cold juices and went to Beverly Hills. 

We parked ourselves on our feet with the banners on the famous Rodeo Drive and used God-given voice from the belly and preached as much as we could reminding people to forsake the sin and live for Christ. One guy had a long chat with brother Ruben, and he is wanting to follow Jesus Christ.

He works in Hollywood with the movie set-up equipment, and knows about brother Ruben's street preaching. He is convicted and wants to follow Christ.

After an hour and half of preaching, we charged up with some cold juices again and went to Inglewood area to the older Lakers' stadium in which a supposedly "Christian" concert was to take place. 

The name of the concert is "Slayer", which I came to know is a heavy metal concert. Almost all the people who came to attend the concert wore black T-Shirts and I was surprised. Wicked tattoos all over the bodies. Filthy words written on T-Shirts...even "Satanist" was written on T-shirts, and they say that it is a "Christian" concert. 

Nothing Christian was found there!! As soon as brother Ruben started to preach on the side walk, all it took was just 5-10 seconds for the demons to show up...I quickly had to get my GoPro out and switched it on just to be safe. 

Security guys came running...they did a good job of keeping those Satanists at bay. Couple of police cruisers showed up within minutes and they stayed there until the time we were done after 2 hrs of preaching. The police took pictures of us and wanted to do the background check by going to www.officialstreetpreachers.com/ and they quickly came know about the street preaching ministry by brother Ruben and team...and that we are not the bad guys. 

Cops gave protection throughout the time we were out there. If not for the police, we would be beaten up for sure. That's one dangerous crowd. All of the people that I spoke to in that supposedly "Christian" concert used "F" word...such a sorry state. 

If we don't preach to them about real Jesus, who will? After that we had a light dinner and resigned for the night.

Sunday (2017/8/6) was the big day...Hare Rama Hare Krishna parade at Venice beach. Around 10 warriors (brothers and sisters in Christ) met at brother Ruben's house, got the instructions, and we hit the road to Santa Monica/Venice Beach. 

Reached the pre-decided location at Venice Beach, flew the banners and started preaching. Brother Isidro started out without a bull horn (we were not allowed to use the bull horn there) exposing the darkness with the light of the gospel. 

The parade with 2 chariots made it's way to our location and there was a lot of angry people that we had to encounter. The homos came with a huge rainbow banner to block our banners, but it didn't work...thanks to God. 

At that time, brother Ruben started off with the bull horn exposing the "silliness" of the Hindu tradition/religion. 

Idols have man-made eyes but can't see!! We followed the parade walking with the banners preaching to the people along the parade. As usual, darkness came up to oppose the light. Brother Ryan exposed the homosexuality and pedophilia. 

Then, we came to the area where the parade (movement of chariots) ends and the rituals of Hare Rama Hare Krishna begins with "poojari" (priest) blessing the people. They offered food to the idols and brought the food sample called "prasadam" or "prasad" for people to have a bite. They consider the "prasad" to be holy. 

The priest later said some words of blessing and moved a bowl over people's heads, blessing them. While that ritual is being performed, I started preaching by exposing the superstitions of Hinduism (pouring milk in the snake pit for the snake to drink, 330 million Gods, wicked belief of reincarnation, Hindus not knowing how good is good enough to go to heaven, Hindu gods needing wives, their gods being dead and are still dead etc).

As usual, people don't like the darkness to be exposed. There was a lot of opposition. Thanks to the police for their presence, without which there will be chaos. 



Having grown up in India, I know the traditions of Hinduism. I read Bhagavad Gita (one of the Hindu scriptures) 2 times to understand it. 

I asked the question to the Hindu people there and they don't know what their scriptures are. Some may know, but many do not know what is written inside. There is no atonement in Hinduism. There is no concept of forgiveness in Hinduism. Many think that if they offer their gods something (any kind of donation), that god would bless them. 

They believe that if you do more good in this life, then you'll be a be a better human being in your next life. They believe in next life because of "reincarnation" concept. If you do bad things, then you'll be born as a lesser human being or as a dog, or as a mosquito. 

Then the dog or mosquito has to do good to become a human being in next life and the cycle continues until one becomes a self realized soul. The stupid thing is how would a dog or a mosquito have moral values to do good? 

There is no answer to that in Hinduism. So there is no permanent hell in Hinduism. One doesn't have any hope in this life that they'll go to heaven when they die. In my preaching I exposed all these lies. 

They believe in "Karma"...a sort of predestination. Hindus are superstitious people. It's a polytheistic (many gods) and pantheistic (all is good and god is all) religion. You name it and it will have god in it according to Hinduism. Wicked, wicked, wicked!!! So many people in India (over 1 billion population and around 85% people are Hindus) are on their way to hell. They are deceived. 

They have been lied to by the demons and demonic-influenced people. My job is to expose the darkness by shining the light of Jesus Christ. My heart aches for all those Hindus who are perishing. I don't want them to go to hell. God put in my heart to reach out to those who come from India who are not Christians yet. Hindus like 2nd greatest commandment (love your neighbor as yourself), but the discussion with every Hindu stalls at John 14:6 (I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life. No one comes to the father except through me). 

They think that Jesus is "one of the ways". I had many conversations with people at the parade. Some were arguing and some wanted to know. I could feel by the Holy Spirit that the word of God pierced through their heart like a double-edged sword while I was preaching.


After the parade preaching, all of us brothers and sisters had good late lunch. 

Four of us went to Staples Center, raised 3 banners and brother Isidro preached to the people attending the Kendrick Lamar's rap concert. Brother Isidro addressed the sins of the people attending the concert (mainly fornication, lewd dressing). 

Some people were riled up. At around 9pm, I was dropped off at LAX airport for 12 midnight flight. Reached Chicago at 5:35am. Started driving to Cedar Rapids (slept at Rest Area for 2 hrs) and went straight to work place with the same travel clothes and worked for 4 hrs and called it a day. 

What a blessing to work for the Lord as a laborer for His kingdom!!!!!! Thanks to brother Ruben for picking me up, giving accommodation, driving around and preaching with us. 

Apart from many street preaching related points, I learnt two big things from brother Ruben. One...he is a disciplined man of action. Disciplined in neatness (home, car, etc), disciplined with time (plan it and execute it). Two...in general, more of action and less of talk. Me having worked as a Project Engineer for over 7 years, I appreciate having a plan and execute the plan by managing the risks. I've seen that in brother Ruben's work ethic. 

All of his team members on any particular day understand their assignments, and when called in, they dutifully perform it (planning, preaching, camera, security etc) without questions. He says that we need to be examples in "all" things as in the scriptures. No wonder he has been doing this (street preaching) close to 4 decades. May God bless him, his family and his ministry!