Monday, February 22, 2021

Naw Orleans shut down

Last week was Mardi Gras in the Big-Easy and as you know it’s roots are from the catholic church where you sin all week and after Fat Tuesday at midnight.  



You get ashes on your forehead and ‘lent’ officially begins.  So we preach against all the public sin and the church



 


We arrived on Thursday and Friday morning we assisted a local Church outside the only abortion clinic in New Orleans

“I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly”

Psalm 22:10




Of course as with any abortion clinic there were those who will try and shield those from going into the abortion mill from hearing us….so much for the social distancing of 6 foot.




Our message is not the ‘Jesus loves you’ and those poor women getting an abortion are not the victims.  We were there to let them know that God hates abortion and that baby is the innocent victim.  Both doctor and woman are playing God in saying who will live or die.

“Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen”

Deuteronomy 27:25




 

I have been preaching at this event in New Orleans since 1981.  I have seen this sin feast gets smaller and smaller as the crowds once upon a time would fill the French Quarter and Jackson Square.  Mardi Gras within the past 15 years will just fill Bourbon Street with sinners.




 

However this year with the COVID, the weather was extremely cold and with the bars shut down, the poor heathen had no liquor in them to warm them up.

Yes stores and bars did not sell liquor




 

According to city officials Bourbon Street was ripe for the virus. With people standing close together, breathing on each other, sharing drinks, kissing and touching….not to mention those Mardi Gras beads came from China.  The city shut down all the parades and the crowds were not there….never the less we preached on those streets even if it was just one person on the balcony.



The streets were almost empty….is COVID a curse or a blessing?

 

The mayor made a law that Bourbon Street and a few other streets around the French Quarter will be shut from 7PM-3AM so we modified our preaching as well.

We would preach around Jackson Square




Outside St. Louis Cathedral the oldest Catholic Cathedral in the USA founded in 1720 and did we have a message for them

“There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness”

Proverbs 30:12




……and for some reason they left the door open so they were reproved that the tradition of men will send them to hellfire


“They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate”

Titus 1:16




We also stood along the Banks of the Mississippi River on their outdoor amphitheater




We walked around preaching at different locations everyday




At night before 7PM we preached on Bourbon Street to those walking on the sidewalk as the street was open to traffic




AND before Bourbon Street was shut down, I jumped in a rental van and slowly drove Bourbon Street as the banners marched behind, we led the possession before they shut the street down.   The Lord gave us much liberty



  

Of course this type of preaching will provoking many one on one conversations as we answered questions daily

“Am I therefore become your enemy because I tell you the TRUTH”

Gal 4:16




Law vs Grace 

Almost every day we argued our right on the street, so they would call in a New Orleans police sergeant or a lieutenant tell us we need to keep moving.  We did not comply.



 

Here is a photo of a young women who heard the preaching and left her friends to hear more.  She asked for prayer




Here is a guy that saw me yelled my name and asked for prayer, he said one day he would be joining us




 

One night we drove to Mobile, Alabama as we heard they were having a Mardi Gras celebration but that city was a ghost town, so we did some drive by preaching from the van.


Driving back to New Orleans we stopped at a strip club that was open and preached outside of it




The owner came out to confront us and he got an ear full



 

The police were called but we just lowered the volume on the megaphone




Here is a guy who heard the preaching from across the street and when he walked up I told him we were having a Church service and he needs to pour out his beer. After he poured out the beer he came back smoking and I told him the same thing.  We are having a Church service and no smoking is allowed.  He tossed his cigarette on the ground and said he needed to get right with God.  We spent time with him and prayed for him.  


He was worth the 2 hour drive to Mobile, Alabama




 

Every day in New Orleans we preached and moved, preached and moved


“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine”

2 Timothy 4:2




Our outdoor congregation is unique and like no other



 

On Fat Tuesday the city shut down Bourbon Street completely, no one allowed on that street




Even the rats were dead on Bourbon Street





Since Bourbon Street was shut down the action was on Royal Street


“Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear”

1 Timothy 5:20




There were even people on the balconies



 

And once the banner were up and the preaching started the unbelievers came trying to justify their sin


“And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD”

Jeremiah 15:20




 

This is the ‘Bible Belt’ and everyone is saved….but saved from what?


“This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith”

Titus 1:13




 

This woman had her children with us and said we were the ones who were offensive


“Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish”
Proverbs 12:1



And the creatures were out on Royal Street

This guy just walked up staring at us as if that meant something


“As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house”

Ezekiel 3:9




This guy came and set up a pulpit in front of us and just mocked the God of the Bible and the other guy with him just yelled ‘burn babies’ for a few hours




We continued to uplift the Holy standard of God to all as Mardi Gras 2021 was smaller than I’ve ever seen but the message of repentance was made loud and clear.


“But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death”

Proverbs 8:36



  

EXTRA CREDIT


When I was in New Orleans I was told that Trump used our free speech case in Dearborn to win his acquittal.




Trump is the only President who has been impeached twice and history will have it that street preachers were used to argue on his behalf at his impeachment trial.

Both humbled and honored to have a court case we won help the best President in America…..and they say no one listens.

 

Many articles were written but the Washington Post gives much detail, click and enjoy the read

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/08/27/thuggery-wins-free-speech-rights-lose/

 

To all my critics I say, top that one.


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