O God, stamp eternity on my eyeballs…
Category Archives: Preaching
September 3, 2011Posted by on
Sept 03 – decided to obey the Lord and head out to the highways and byways to preach the gospel and to intercede for the voiceless. So, I met SGT John, his daughter Sarah, Rev. Don, and Katie under the broadway bridge. There, the Fishnet ministry was already in full effect serving hot breakfast. While the line for chow was still bulging, SGT John opened up his mouth to herald the gospel and call the men and women to repentance. Fifteen minutes later, I stepped up to preach and point to the Pearl of Great price, Jesus Christ. Most of the crowd had finished breakfast and we spread out to minister one on one. I met Marvin who claimed to be a Christian but also to get drunk on occasion. Ministered to James who seemed very broken and open about his life. He thanked us for coming down and preaching. Spoke to Kevin and then lastly with Ed.
Next we headed right to the devils den, on 4 Office Park drive in Little Rock, to “Open [our] mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. [To] Open [our] mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Pro. 31:8-9)
Now, let me tell you, this was on a Saturday morning and in the span of one hour nearly a dozen cars pulled in for service. Our voice went out to plead with them to chose another option, to not murder their child. Young girls weeping walked into the murderous facility, cowardly men drove off leaving their women, and a security guard at the front opened the door and welcomed them in, filling up his measure of sin (1 Thess 2:16): blood is indeed on his hands and is culprit along with the women and the so-called doctors, Dr. Edwards and Tvedten, and their staff.
Friends, this is the central issue in America today. Upon this front we must fight. Christian, you didn’t know you were enlisting for war when you said ‘I do’ to Christ, but you did, or will you be an embarrassment to God and renounce your confession. There is blood in our streets and there are no Christians anywhere…the Catholics are showing us up in this fight. For too long I was afraid to investigate this issue and find out what was really going on. It’s easier to stay ignorant, but ignorance is no excuse to God: “If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, ‘Behold, we knew it not’; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? And He that keepeth thy soul, doth He not know it? And shall not He render to every man according to his works?”
I’m surprised how simple joining the fight really is. All I did was stand outside the facility, perfectly within my rights as a citizen, and plead with the young women to chose life. Will you?
August 20, 2011Posted by on
Whitefield once wrote:
I was honored today with having a few stones, dirt, rotten eggs and pieces of dead cats thrown at me.
-George Whitefield, a famous preacher who preached over 18,000 sermons between 1736-1770
In fact, John Wesley told his disciples that persecution was a mark of success: He would teach them, train them, then send them out. When they came back he would ask them two questions:
Did anyone get saved?
If they answered yes, he would keep them in his ministry. If they answered no, he would ask them another question:
Did anyone get mad?
If they answered no he would tell them,
You are not called to the ministry!
And Charles Spurgeon, called the Prince of Preachers, said this:
To be laughed at is no great hardship to me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. Caricatures, lampoons, and slanders are my glory. But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow. Spit on me, but, oh, repent! Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master! Make my body as the dirt of the streets, but damn not your own souls!
Let the love of Jesus constrain you to go out into the highways and hedges to compel poor sinners to come in. Some may say, ‘This is not proceeding with a zeal according to knowledge;’ but I am persuded, when the power of religion revives, the gospel must be propagated in the same manner as it was first established, by itinerant preaching.
Go, dear sir, go and follow your glorious Master without the camp, bearing His reproach. Never fear the scourge of the tongue, ot the threatenings that are daily breathed out against the Lord, and against His Christ. Suffer we must. Ere long perhaps, we may sing in prison, and have our feet in stocks; but faith in Jesus turns a prison into a palace, and makes a bed of flames become a bed of down. Let us be faithful today, and our Lord will support us tomorrow.
George Whitefield (1749-1769) wrote
I love those that thunder out the Word. The Christian World is in a dead sleep. Nothing but a loud voice can awaken them out of it.
Chinese translation of the above:
August 19, 2011Posted by on
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.” – Martin Luther