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I also came across an excellent piece by a Christian girl giving her impressions on her first experience with street preaching. I was amazed at just how insightfull this girl was, so I responded to her. It is a good read to see what goes on as a result of street preaching.
Street preaching is the power of God to expose hearts, to bring to the forefront all the deep secrets of the heart, to bring every person face to face with the truth they don't want to hear.
1Co 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Street Preaching is at the center of what God is doing in this generation.
Here is an article from February 19th concerning something in Kingdom's neighborhood - Elmira, NY. Julian Raven wasn't even preaching, but was arrested for PRAYING!
The street preaching ministry, established by Jesus in Matthew chapter 10, and commanded in Mark 16:15, has lain dormant for close to 1800 years. With some notable exceptions down through the years (John and Charles Wesley, Methodist circuit riders) the church has shied away from following Jesus to His highest calling. I believe the reason is because picking up his cross and proclaiming the coming Kingdom of God is the most costly thing you can do. Jesus promised persecution, arrests, beatings, betrayal by parents and children, hatred, and death.
Instinctively mankind knows that by doing what John the Baptist and Jesus did will result in what happened to them. Very few in the church are willing to actually lay their lives on the line for Him who died for them. But the day of His return is drawing nigh. Over the last several years, God has raised up thousands of preachers all around the world. Thousands, people, from all across the board denominationally speaking. He Himself is preparing the world for His return.
Mt 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
By His own words, the phenomenon that we are seeing, the tsunami of street preachers, is the last thing that happens before His return.
But because the street preaching ministry has lain dormant for so long, the church is completely in the dark as to what is going on. It is my growing burden to instruct the church as a whole what the ministry is supposed to do, how it does it, and why.
Join me, please, and help me get this message out to the church. It is the street preaching itself that brings on the tribulation. It is the tribulation that prepares the bride for her husband. It is the street preaching that brings the Lord back.
We are there now folks. Let us not shy away from what has to be done.
Jed and I were out at the University of Missouri a few days ago, and there was a counter demonstration called the "Day of Silence". It was supposed to be a day of solidarity with all those who suffer from descrimination or persecution due to their aberrant sexual practices. It was hardly a day of silence with Jed and me manning the walls and warning of the consequences of their sins.