Video ‘Preacher ‘sniffs out’ drugs while preaching at the DMV’
I preached from the ’Parable of the Dragnet‘, @ the S.S.A. building and DMV. The lines at the DMV were very long, wrapping along two sides of the building. Since I have not yet been told to leave ‘this’ building (on prior occasions,) I handed them all a tract. There’s no way they could all hear my voice, even if I raised it. Hence, I used amplification (with reasonable volume) and preached the Gospel. I prefer that because then I can with talk normal voice. The Holy Spirit had nearly all of them listening with much interest.
Afterwards I made myself available for Q&A and prayer. I smelled marijuana while preaching, so I canvassed the vehicles to see where it was coming from. This young man was Biblically rebuked. As I was driving away the CHP (State police) was arriving. What’s ironic is that they were not there for the drugs, they came to arrest the preacher. The CHP have increasingly been arresting street preachers for preaching on, or even near state buildings. I then preached at SSA office.
To watch my detailed expositional teaching on this parable, watch “The Lords DRAGNET & His GOD SQUAD” on my channel here.
Last night at a non-disclosed venue a brother in Christ spoke to me about my open-air evangelism. He advised that my open-air preaching is “unbiblical.” I asked him why so. He specifically spoke about a comment that I made on my Facebook wall about this outreach, whereas I advised that while preaching in San Bernardino, I “almost got hit with a large rock and an unopened can of beer.”
He advised me that if I am preaching in the streets and chaos occurs, or if I’m being “disruptive,” that I am not obeying the verse that says “Let all things be done decently and in order.” I value constructive criticism from my brethren (or leadership), but let’s take a look at that verse in its proper context.
In the 14th chapter of 1st Corinthians, Paul was speaking to the church in Corinth. Verse 40 (and 39) are a ‘concise summary’ of the entire 14th chapter. Putting that verse into context, Paul had just spoken about ‘spiritual gifts.’
Paul knew that some were zealous to use the gifts, and that they would be troublesome if not used Biblically. Paul reminded them that God was not the author of confusion, but of peace within the body of Christ (or local church setting).
The spiritual gifts Paul had just spoken about were the gift of tongues, the interpretation of tongues, but more specifically the gift of prophecy. Paul was saying that those that used those gifts then, could only do so if they were done with a proper order of worship. Henceforth chapter 14 ends with verse 40, “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
Paul was not talking about preaching the Gospel in a dark decadent world, he was talking about the local church congregation.
Brethren if you are preaching the Gospel out in a sinful world, chaos will erupt. Sometimes people curse, mock, and/or heckle the Gospel. Sometimes they will hurt, harm, or even kill you. It happened in the Scriptures, it happened in the early church, and it still happens today.
This is why an ‘exegetical’ teaching of the Scriptures is crucial, rather than an ‘eisegesis.’ An eisegesis is where we take Gods Word out of context to prove our point. But an exegesis is where we accurately interpret the Text.