Dangerous Preaching to Thousands in Voodoo Quarter

Dear Friends,

Throughout church history we see that the preaching of the good news of Jesus brings forth hostile opposition. In our modern day nothing has changed in this regard. Wherever I preach the gospel there is usually great opposition. The apostle Paul also encountered hostility as seen in Acts 18:5-6:

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

The past few days I have been in New Orleans during the decadent and pagan Mardi Gras celebration to conduct open air gospel meetings. More then a million will descend into Southern Louisiana during this time of the year to participate in the numerous pagan parades that are put on throughout the city –where Thor, Morpheus, Orpheus, Zulu are placed on display. The masses gather in awe. It’s rather sickening to be honest with you. I personally can attest to the near worship of the masses to these pagan demon gods. While en route to one preaching point I stopped and looked at the many thousands gathering as these gods were placed on display. The masses were in a frenzy as the gods rolled past them. I have been down here before to minister but it seems the amount of blasphemy and profanity I heard, this time around, was much more frequent and intense.

Please don’t get me wrong. The French Quarter (or I should say the Voodoo Quarter) is a fascinating, vibrant, architecturally flavorful area however the spiritual atmosphere is drenched in voodoowitchcraft and raw paganism. I spent some time walking around the area and shared Jesus. One sorcerer I met listened to the gospel and I could tell the Holy Spirit was touching her heart. Pray for this dear woman. A voodoo practitioner at another location was not so open. He was furious that I would dare to take a picture of his voodoo gods from the public sidewalk. 

Throughout the French Quarter I preached Jesus and His love. The result? Great opposition and abuse. At first I preached in the midst of some of the great cathedrals of the city. Many hundreds were reached with the gospel. Many listened and many opposed  Within minutes of preaching the love of God I was threatened. It didn’t take long before the demons rose up to attack me. 

One man indwelt with murderous spirits came right in front of me and shouted: Remind me to come back and punch you in your face!

Others mocked, blasphemed, and verbally assaulted me for daring to preach Jesus! 

As I moved on, armed with my powerful audio equipment, to other preaching points, I encountered more dangerous threats to my life. While on Bourbon Street, in the heart of the Mardi Gras celebration, where over a million will descend tonight, I proclaimed the good news of the resurrection of Jesus. I was excited as many thousands were listening in. Many were shocked that I would dare to preach in the midst of this insanity. You should have seen the faces. I could see many were intently listening in as God’s love was proclaimed to the masses. I even invited precious souls to pray with me, many could be heard calling upon Jesus! 

The gospel was going forth in the city! However, the powers of the devil rose up against me. As I preached many started throwing hard objects towards my head. People were actually trying to seriously injure me or kill me. I was spat upon. I was mocked. God’s power protected me though as I was not even touched on this night by the enemy. Not one hand landed upon me. They attacked my equipment, they tried spitting on me but I was spared. The police didn’t interfere with me either. So, this was the favor of God.

As many of you know this mission has consistently preached the gospel in the most hostile environments on earth and God has spared us. We operate stealth gospel mission operations for the sake of souls coming to the Savior! On this night the masses were exposed to the love of Jesus!

Appreciate the holy prayers offered up to our loving God. I hope to share about that amazing exorcism(s) I performed in rural Louisiana in my next email update. God to be praised!

Jesus WINS!

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