- Been called an “idiot” to my face
- Been mocked and ridiculed
- Been leered at
- Been outright laughed at
- Been screamed at to “shut-up”
- Been heckled
- Rude gestures made at me
- Blasphemies and curses screamed at me
- Having the cord of the PA system pulled out while I preach
- People taking photos of their friends standing next to me
- People trying to rip the microphone out of my hand
- Another PA system turned up loud to drown me out
- Man putting his arm around me
Maybe it will get worse, I don’t know. Maybe if you went out you would be beat up or put in jail or worse, I don’t know that either.
But what I do know is that there is a whole generation out there going to hell. HELL.
(Do you really believe it?)
And why are they going to hell? Largely because of:
- Our fear of man
- Our excuses
- Our feebleness in following Christ
- Our “ministries” and church mindsets
- Our busy lives
Why are we just letting Satan do whatever he pleases?
And that IS what he is doing. If you don’t believe me, go out there and see for yourself the kids on drugs, the alcoholics, the homeless people, the business people spending their lives coveting, the girls wearing hardly clothes for attention. Go to your nearest city and just sit and observe.
Open your eyes and open your heart.
That man with tattoos on his face, Jesus died for him.
That kid wandering aimlessly, Jesus died for him too.
That young woman with skinny legs and a hole on the inside of her elbow, Jesus shed His blood for her too.
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14)
You know, I’ve seen it with so many Christians, myself included. We are so nice and polite. We don’t want to offend people. “Best not to cause waves by shoving the gospel down people’s throats….”
And meanwhile the devil rubs his hands in glee and dances all over our craving to be accepted.
Jesus never told us to be gentle with the devil. He never told us to accommodate him in any way or let him walk all over us. No sir.
He did in fact say: “Behold I give you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy, nothing in any wise shall harm you.” Luke 10:19
One of the most powerful and effective forms of spiritual warfare is to preach the gospel. Go to the sinners, don’t preach to the converted. Get to where the sinners are and preach your heart out.
“Preaching is not a profession, it’s a passion” said Leonard Ravenhill.
Let’s get so full of the Holy Ghost fire that we are constrained by the love of Christ to take the good news of the Kingdom to the lost.
Let’s stop being cowardly, let’s stop being polite and comfortable, let’s meet the devil head on and give him something to worry about!
You can read more about what happened as I street-preached tonight here
Watch this for inspiration:
In Jesus name
Amen and Amen