In spite of the ‘spirit of jezebel,’ hecklers, security, state police, & many other interruptions I strived to pressed-on. Regretfully I misspoke (a couple times,) but remember the street preachers’ pulpit is never a safe, controlled, and/or predictable environment. It’s usually the opposite. The only one that rejected a tract was the Jezebel. As I was walking away the Lord sent a young Christian lady to edify me (thank You Lord for her).
To those professed Christians that oppose this, consider what Jim Elliot said.
“We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with. But we are “harmless,” and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are “sideliners” — coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!” ― Jim Elliot. Are you a sideliner?
“We are not to preach merely to those who come to listen. We must carry the Gospel to where men do not desire it. We should consider it our business to be generously impertinent—thrusting the Gospel into men’s way—whether they will hear or whether they will not.” Charles Spurgeon