Thank you Pastor JD, for another dynamic sermon on speaking the truth in Love.
For you have always spoken the truth in Love, and it shows.
Maranatha, our body snatcher is coming!
All Glory to the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords.
All Glory to the Lion of the tribe of Judah.
Thank you Pastor JD for your boldness, honesty and truth. I Love Truth! Whether it is a hard pill to swallow or not, the Truth bring s peace to my heart, knowing that I’ve done what the Lord wanted me to do and not cave to what others ‘wanted to hear’.
I don’t know where to post this so if it is in the wrong topic pls let me know. The attached is a photo of my latest city magazine. I was heartbroken to see such a sweet girl dressed up like a dead person. Because I live in SOCAL, we have a huge Hispanic population, and it takes over most of this area in food vendors, Catholic churches, and fireworks daily even though it is against the law. I always thought I lived in a good neighborhood, but in these days, it has become increasingly wicked. I watch our weekly city council meetings on YouTube and although they pray b4 each session, the Islam representative was so evil, to say the least.
Please pray for my city and for Gods wisdom and direction as I give out Chick tracts along with candy on the 31st. I have had less and less desire to do so, but know the enemy is out to squelch the gospel. Help me to stay in the fight as God directs.
Thank you, so much dear brothers and sisters. My heart is heavy, and the hour is late.
11/3 UPDATE - I passed out about 30 tracts to high school kids. I also had deliveries to my home that day and gave out 5 to adults. My mailman said he knew Jesus as his Savior and I was so thrilled to know that. I should have been nosier as he has been my carrier for over 3 yrs. Now I have a chance to fellowship with another believer, yea!! One young boy saw my Mezuzah hanging on my door and asked if I had prayed today. That was a surprise. I replied "yes, did you? He said he should have. It seems he is searching. Hope so. The Holy Spirit is moving dear friends. He is out seeking those who will respond. Thank you for your prayers.
I have thought heavily on this matter not just with you but with others who are just not ‘feeling it’ to do what is ‘expected’. My neighborhood doesn’t have kids going door-to-door so, I don’t have much need of this idea for the event mentioned. It’s work and I know not a ‘perfect idea’ but perhaps someone out there can utilize the idea. Hmmm, chocolate covered fortune cookies…okay side tracked, sorry.
I’ve thought about the printing out and implementation of the ABC’s of salvation within some sort of ‘treat’. I know people are no longer into doing the homemade thing because people freak out about what could be put into them for decades now. I’d thought about fortune cookies. There are recipes out there for making them and to place them in a wrapper - I’ve thought about those food sealers? There has to be a way not to break the bank on this and still do it ‘for fun’. Hey, you have extras, you can hand them out till gone after the 31st. Or you could do them for Thanksgiving, Christmas even…my birthday - although not a holiday
I know how you feel about what you see around you. Keep that heart pressed against the Lord.
Love your ideas dear brother Jon. I do buy full size candy bars at Costco, so they are very appreciated especially by the high school kids I get. Yes, I said high school. But they are the target for the gospel as they are bombarded by evil every moment of the day.
And yeah, when I was in high school, I went out with friends and wandered the streets till like 2 am on halloween. I got to the point I didn’t even dress up and just walked around. Didn’t even go to houses unless we knew the people. In my 20’s I’d stay at houses as decoration when people would come up I’d stand and greet them. I only did that for like half an hour as I got bored. We would have had a hayday at your place getting big boy candy! You’d be the coolest candy house in the world!
I figured that if they got a generous piece of candy, they would be more apt to sit and read a tract. Chick Publications has some pretty scarry tracts for older kids that get them to want to open and read it. My kids never really went door to door, just the neighbors they knew. Our church had a big party for the kids in which they got more candy than if they were to go in the neighborhood. Plus, the games, cake walks, and fellowship was much more fun and safer. Boy, I remember going into our neighbors’ houses where they would serve us all sorts of goodies like homemade candy apples, popcorn balls, and punch. What good memories I had. My parents were the children’s church directors, and they would have a party at our house because we lived at the base of the mountains, had orange and lemon groves, a wash, a tree house, and a really scarry basement. My mom would put out bowls of peeled grapes, spaghetti, and Jello, all for the kids to touch in the dark while being told a spooky story about the evil scientist using eyeballs, worms and brains. Then we went for a walk through the groves while being told about the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and the mummy (my dad).
While the memories are fun and enduring, I realize that those things being done thru the church was not right. Everyone involved was innocent at heart because they really saw nothing wrong with it at the time. Now we look back and see that maybe it wasn’t pleasing to God to celebrate like that. These days, the holiday is so evil and what is being pushed as fun and games is not. We know the enemy is using our youth’s polluted minds to further his agenda. We must warn them and prayerfully open their eyes to what is happening in the world today.
Anymore, we could have a church sit down and share Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego" going into the seven times fiery furnace. Job, Daniel in the lion’s den. Joseph becoming Pharaoh’s right-hand man. David and the Giant, and finish with the letter to the Church of Sardis and Smyrna. One could even throw in Esther and Deborah. And the obvious, the Gospel of Christ.
People would all join in and listen to those accounts and hopefully kids would be enthralled to hear of them. Many will say I’m wrong for even this idea and that’s fine. No mazes, no games, no prizes for best costume - just come as you are, receive a box of goodies and sit down and listen to the word of God. Come early, and get the early accounts. Come later, get the later accounts. Whatever. I often wonder if Jesus was on earth right now, would he take the opportunity of that day to gather kids and adults and teach them? No gimmicks just tell them the Way, the Truth, and the Life being Him offered to them. How to pray, how to repent, how to accept Him.
If groups of people will minister in front of a convention for Satanists, or minister in a alphabet community parade, I think one could (if called to) share the gospel on Halloween.
Have you seen those who are standing next to Brother JD in the middle of the street, shouting and warning and making signs with their hands so that people will stop and pay attention and listen? Well, there we stand with him, holding signs in our hands “The end is near - believe the gospel!” Hoping that some will still listen to us, we do not mind that the crowd mocks us and thinks we are crazy.
To answer these, the brother has given us an instruction manual, based on the Word of God, on how to answer the individual. This instruction is also appropriate for any Christian forum. If a group of God’s children proceeds according to these points, then it will quickly become apparent who belongs to them and who does not.
I cannot and will not add anything to the update, because there are so many points that are important - and with which I entirely agree - that I call out to those who could not hear it: Listen to it, and come with us on the road to call the last ones to Jesus! Because HE IS COMING SOON!
Put on a happy smile, and a snap to your step.
We too will soon be visiting the Temple Mount in the Holy City and on that day we will all lift our voices in praise of our LORD!
The Levitical Choir sings at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount.
No man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. John 10:29
I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. II Tim. 1:12
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom. II Tim. 4:1
We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 8:37-39
Your life is hid with Christ in God. Col. 3:3
Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? James 2:5
Our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. II Thess. 2:16, 17