I was under massive oppression all day today. I felt like crying, like giving up, I felt condemned, useless, hopeless.
And so I almost didn’t go into the city to street-preach tonight.
But when my wonderful husband said “I think “someone” is trying to stop you going in there tonight…” my will-power kicked in. Why should I be trampled down when my Jesus says “Behold I give you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions”?
So in I went.
And boy, I am glad I did.
There is a Jehovah’s Witness Convention on in the city this weekend and those JW’s were everywhere tonight! I know this because they wore purple badges.
Anyhow, there was a real anointing on the preaching tonight. People stopped and listened. Lots of people. Lots of teenagers, lots of Muslims. Lots of conversations were had. Praise God.
The JW’s didn’t stop though. They kept walking in their well-trained, don’t-make-eye-contact way. They wagged their heads at me, particularly when I quoted John 1:14 and proclaimed that Jesus IS God. They didn’t like it when I said that as Jesus hung on the CROSS the people wagged their heads at Him.
Someone else actually paid me $5 as I preached. That’s a first. I am not actually sure whether that’s a good or a bad thing. Anyway I gave the money away because it just felt too weird.
Again someone tried to unplug me as I preached, but I caught the young man and gave him a good scolding as only a mother can do.
By the third time I preached the devil tried to stop me. An angry atheist was sent to my left belting out antagonisms and an unstable person to my right continually tapping me on the shoulder saying “Do you have a minute?…Do you have a minute?”
My voice is hoarse now, my body shaky.
My oppression – ALL GONE!
Would you do service for Jesus your King?
There’s POWER in the blood! Power in the Blood!
Amen. Praise the Lord.
October 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm
I admire, your Perseverance!
You were at odds with the “False Religion ” of the JW and Atheist …..wow!
By His “Precious Blood” He enabled you, to Preach His Truth!
Bless you, my Sister In Christ! You put on the Full Armor of Christ ( a good example for His Followers!)
October 17, 2014 at 10:46 pm
Thank you Cathy. Your encouragement is much appreciated! Yes false religion is increasing in these last days and the enemy would try everything he can to stop the truth. This verse has really ministered to me lately:
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we implore you in Christs behalf, be reconciled to God”
God bless you 🙂
October 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm
With Everything, that is occurring in the World now, this scripture comes to mind:
2 Timothy 3:4 Man is Full Of Himself!!!
BTW, Iam studying, the False Religions, that categorize themselves, as Christian. Just amazing, what these people believe.”..totally Unbiblical and full of False Teaching!
I hope they find the Truth, before they perish, so that they may have Eternal Life!
Without Christ, you can do Nothing!
God Bless You and Your Work!
Love your Blog
October 18, 2014 at 12:55 am
Yes it is certainly the time of 2 Timothy 3:4! “Self” has been enthroned as god.
It struck me as very sad last night how many people are deceived in the JWs, not to mention the many other cults that are abounding. They are sincere, but sincerely wrong unfortunately. I’m with you – may they find the Truth of Jesus Christ before it’s too late.
Thanks again and God bless!
October 17, 2014 at 10:50 pm
May you know the power and the peace of Christ. May your story inspire and motivate others to fulflil their mission and ministry to bring Good News to the world and glory to the Saviour! Wish I could be there!
October 18, 2014 at 12:52 am
Thank you so much! Wish you could be here too! God bless 🙂
October 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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Was Abraham, Noah, Moses, Enoch, and Elijah saved? Yes, they were. Can men today be saved like these men? No.
Abraham, Noah, Moses, Enoch, and Elijah were saved without believing Jesus was the Son of God. They were saved without confessing Jesus as Lord. They were saved without believing that God raised Jesus from the grave. They were saved without being baptized into Christ. The were saved without being baptized in water for the forgiveness of their sins. Can men living today be saved like theses men? No, they were all saved before the new covenant was in force.
Was the thief on the cross saved? Yes. Can men today be saved like the thief? No. The thief did not believe in his heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. He was not baptized for the forgiveness of his sins. He was not baptized into Christ. The thief was saved before the new covenant was in force.
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1. Faith: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.(NASB)
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3. Confession: Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (NASB)
4. Water Baptism: Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved…(NASB)
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June 17, 2015 at 3:17 am
In my experience, Satan may do a preemptive attack before there is a victory in my life. Satan may also attack me after I have obeyed the Lord in something—something that helped destroy a Satanic stronghold. So whenever Satan attacks me, I know that I am doing something right.
Here is an example of Satan attacking me before the Lord revealed something very important to me; it was while I was hitchhiking in Wyoming back in 2006:
“Las Vegas Earthquake”
June 17, 2015 at 4:23 am
Amen! That is so true. Satan attacks when his kingdom is being threatened. Thanks for sharing
June 17, 2015 at 3:18 am
Looks like I hit the “Post Comment” button before I should have (above).
Here is the link to “Las Vegas Earthquake”:
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