Friday, June 29, 2018

Operation Chicago

Last week we did a mission in Chicago and like city we preach at, there is a plan, reason and vision. We do not just show up and say ‘what would you have me do Lord.’ WE KNOW WHAT DO 

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18 

We have agenda, a purpose and a 
function for being there 

Like any downtown skyline, it looks beautiful from a distance but when you get closer and into those streets, it is pure evil. 

WE arrived on Thursday morning and departed on late Monday afternoon.

Every day we had schedule, as we did not come into the ‘windy city’ to praise and worship Jesus with each other, we did not fly in from different cities to read the Bible together. 

Our goal, our mission was to be boots on the ground and proclaim the God of the Bible to ears that need to hear and eyes that need to read our banners. 

 we preached downtown Chicago, there was a 70% chance of rain that day but we were more concerned about the megaphone shorting out than coughing a cold or standing in the rain with a metal pole. 

Once the banners were lined up and we possessed a section of sidewalk on Michigan Ave and started to preach and general message on the street.

Of course within 30 minutes police were called and we had a free speech meeting on the sidewalk. 

And once that meeting was over, I continued with just lowering the volume of the megaphone 

This is our dear Sister Alina who preaches on that very corner often and you can see she is rejoicing that we are there plowing on her field with her. 

Of course with all the public preaching, that provokes MANY one on one conversations and those smaller conversation are very fruitful 

“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest”
 Matthew 9:38 

Here Brother John witnessed to a jehovah witness and answered many questions that cult teaches, she later prayed with John and was admonished to read the Bible. 

J.W.ers have a different gospel, they believe Jesus was a created being like Michael the Archangel, they have a different bible, they do not believe in a literal hellfire, nor is there an eternal damnation. 

Their leader Charles Taze Russell gave several dates that Jesus was going to return, which did not come to pass and they believe only 144,000 will be saved.

This young man had questions that he said no one could ever answer, so I asked him and those questions were answered with a bit of humor. 

The Holy Ghost was working on him as he later thanked me before walking away after spending about a half hour with me. 

Brother Allen stood on a rainbow flag while holding a banner and a few people were offended. One guy said he would not be offended if he stood on a American flag but not the rainbow flag. 

Later that day we went to Union Station to preach at the rush hour crowd trying to get home. 

Location is paramount and this location is a main artery at this time. 

“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying” 
Proverbs 1:20-21 

For a few hours the masses were walking to the train/tram station and could see our banners before they walked by and heard the preaching. 

Many taxi drivers are Muslim and after they drop off their passengers there roll their window down and listen to us preach.  

I walked up to few asked them if they believe in Jesus as the Son of God, they said ‘no.’ 

So I asked them if they have any bombs inside their taxi and they said ‘no.’ I asked if I could look and a couple allowed me to open the doors and check the trunk. Just doing my job as a concerned American.

Once again this method of preaching will provoke many smaller conversations 

Many of the questions are very common ‘how do we know the Bible is true’ ‘God is all forgiving’ ‘evolution’ ‘preach love not hellfire’ ‘our message should be more positive’ ‘why can’t I be a Christian and get drunk and fornicate?’ 

We also answer questions on current events or politics as whatever the question we point to god for the answer.  

“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints” 
Jude 1:3 

We headed out to the Southside of Chicago, where the spirit (or demons) of Al Capone is there in that section today known as ‘gang land’ 

We arrived on those streets at noon and in that neighborhood that would be 6AM, we locked our vehicles and stood down the street from where we parked. 

Where we set up shop there were four (4) liquor stores with a one block radius and for some reason there was a HIV truck giving AIDS/HIV tests and free condoms in that area. 

And one would think with all the Churches on the Southside, there would be revival, no crime, no drugs, no shooting, no murder, no rape, no violence, no poverty, no gangs, where families live together. 

Rather those Churches will tickle their ears, take that blood money donation and make them dance and sing to feel good, all while that neighborhood lives off government aide. 

….then Brother Quincy started to preach, as he rebuked them for the music, drugs, abortion and black on black crimes…… 

Things imploded, Quincy was a racist, a sell-out, Uncle Tom and when he mentioned Trump was a good President, the hood took it personal. 

This guy was a local Pastor and he said we were in his neighborhood and need to leave. 

I told him we were there because he was not doing his job as a minister. 

He soon erupted, cussing mad wanting us to leave NOW!! His side minister also got involved and wanted to punch us saying we need to 
‘get the fu** outa here’

I tried to claim him down but he said he came from those streets and he was ready to retake them 

No matter what the topic was that day race is the problem. This woman wanted prayer and when I asked what for she was offended. Why do I axe, she said and for that the race card was played 

A police cruiser came by and saw all the action on the sidewalk, he pulled over and called for back-up and back up came 

The preaching continued and the banners remained as our message was not stopped as undercover police officers arrived 

It appeared revival was not going to happen that day and when we were done, we walked across the street to our vehicles followed by police SUV’s to make sure we were safe.

As we were breaking down our banners one guy that saw all the commotion, never heard of being ‘born again’ and even wrote down the verse
 to look them up 

After we left that weekend ONLY 7 people killed and only 12 wounded. Maybe they need to allow more street preachers into the neighborhood because we bring unity on those streets. 

As we unify everyone to hate us and our message not themselves……just saying…….peace out….. 

Gangland Chicago vs. Street Preachers 

Later that day we went to Navy Pier where the sodomites have taken control of that pier with rainbow flags everywhere. 

So to the pier we went. Now after we parked our cars at the pier paying $28 dollar a vehicle, we walked the boardwalk because signs are illegal so our shirts were the signs. 

We walked and talked to each other very loud, saying to each other ‘so why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah again’ and someone would answer loudly. 

We would ask each other as we walked ‘but I thought God was all forgiving’ and someone would answer that. We stopped in front of the main stage where the gays were going to have an event and questioned each other again as a crowd stood around us listening. 

When the crowd responded to our conversation we asked to ‘not to interrupt us’ and ‘mind their own business’ to which the pier security was called. 

I was told we were at a permitted area and must leave or we will be arrested. 

I advised them the pier is not a permitted event and it was open to the public, therefore I had every right to be there and we were not moving. 

They said they would call CPD and I agreed they needed too. One guy said he was a police officer, so I asked him to identify himself with his badge and when he showed me, I told him that was for another city, we were in Chicago and we will go by the rules of Chicago. 

He warned me that I will be arrested, I reminded him that he can detain me but not arrest me. 

We did not move from that location but waited for the city police to come, so we continued to speak loudly to each other.

 The security even laughed at what was being said and watched as we spoke loudly to each other. 

After about 20 minutes a white shirt from Chicago police showed up and we talked free speech.

WE talked and I asked if we leave in an hour could we get free parking?  
He agreed and the deal was done.

So we continued to walk the boardwalk talking to each other as security followed us and even some street preacher groupies. 

We stopped and continued to gather a crowd as those ‘peeping Toms’ wanted to hear what we had to say. They stood around watching and listening as we were not preaching to them but us (wink-wink). 

Before the hour was up, I walked up to the officer and told him we were done, he asked where we parked and he would escort us to our vehicles. 

He kept his word and I kept my word and we were taken to our car and given free parking. 

We had parked on the 4th floor and not only did he walk to our cars but walked down to the exit to make sure we did not pay. 

I believe this was our 20th year at this event and we arrived on the route and the location we have preached where we have worked with CPD. 

We help putting the wooden barricades around us and Chicago has always put two sets of barricades for safety reasons. 

Once the wall was together, the ladder and banners were in their right place the preaching started as the question was asked over and over…..WHY DID GOD DESTROY SODOM AND GOMORRAH?

IF God was so loving what did they do to provoke the anger of God and IF God was all forgiving and tolerant why would he DESTROY SODOM AND GOMORRAH WITH FIRE? 

Once the preaching started, many sodomites tried to block our signs, pound on drums, place rainbow balloons in front of us and shout at us to quench our message. 

For some reason the sodomites HATE Vice President Mike Pence 

A couple more white shirts showed up and decided to move all the protesters in front of us away from us because it appeared to be getting out of hand. 

Gays love free speech but ONLY theirs anything else is hate speech. 

The gays were not tolerant of us and Chicago PD was not tolerant of them, after they moved the protesters they placed officers in front of us rather than the noisy protesters. 

“Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken” 
Jeremiah 6:17 

We warned the ‘windy city’ that city Mrs. O'Leary's cow that caused the great fires of Chicago in October 1871 and that WILL BE NOTHING COMPARED TO GOD’S ETERNAL FIRE.

Even police on the parade route stood around us as we made “no small stir” and they made sure no one from the parade was going to charge us. 

And with that, the preaching continued and the police did not face us, we were not the problem, it was the sodomites who were not so ‘gay’ that day.

 We had many preachers preach as everyone exhorted them and warned them of their wicked way.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins”
 Isaiah 58:1 

Those in the parade could not miss the banners and preaching as each float responded to us. These people are in a bondage sin and only JESUS can set them free. 

“Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the LORD had shewed me” 
Ezekiel 11:25 

This next photo was a float from CPD were the gay officers turned their backs on us. 

18 years ago at this parade when that float came by all the officers that stood around us turned their backs on that float, butt that was then 
and this is now. 

Those in the nose bleed section watched both the parade and the street preachers

Our outdoor congregation is not a suit 
and tie type of assembly 

…even the ‘gay jesus’ smokes and that one accepts everyone, except street preachers

Again as with any out-door preaching one on one conversations are triggered but because the wooden fence we were not up close 

The crowds on the sidewalk was thick and those conversations were short and to the point 

When it was time to leave I signaled the officer in charge and we disassembled 

He then called for more officers to walk us out to our vehicles as the exodus from an event like this can get very physical. 

We parked about 30 yards from where we stood and those officers kept the crowd away by blocking the street, waited till we loaded everything and drove off. WE are thankful for CPD for keeping free speech alive in a city that is known for crime. 

After we got out of the city, we drove to our host’s home where his Church was waiting for us with a huge meal and when we walked in the backyard they gave they cheered our labor. 

Nothing like having fellowship with saints after returning from the field. 

We ‘boots on the ground’ thank you for your prayers and do pray that the Lord will send other laborers to reap that harvest, as we watered and 
planted many seeds.

 “I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours” 
John 4:38 

Everyone that passed by us was led to the Lord via the preaching or with our banners and what they do with that information is on them. They cannot plead ignorance on Judgment Day, as once again they heard, they saw THEY WERE WARNED!!! 

And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious” 
Ezekiel 2:7 

We will continue to proclaim the God of the Bible publicly as we have many rights living in America and too MUCH is given MUCH will be required. 

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved” 
Habakkuk 2:1