Saturday, July 16, 2011just an observation...
I was on my way to Pastor Tim's house for our usual night of evangelism when I walked by this idol on the front lawn of a now closed Romanist house of worship. I found it interesting that despite the building being long renovated into a hall for various artistic presentations, the idols stayed. During the course of our night of street evangelism, we needed to guard our Bible signs diligently, knowing that if we left them be for just a few seconds, the wicked would take them away or destroy them. Is it not interesting that the same people who can't get rid of God's Word fast enough, ultimately love the Romanist idols. Food for thought for the few Romanists that continue to visit my blog.
It was a warm lovely day with hardly a cloud in the sky, so suffice it to say that the market was extremely busy. Thousands of souls walking the streets looking for shops, restaurants, bars and other forms of diversions. Right in the middle of it all, two preachers with Bible signs and Gospel tracts, preaching the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ. Many souls heard or read something of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ tonight. A few took Gospel tracts, and sadly, fewer still came by to speak to us. That said, who knows what the Lord will do? I don't question or doubt God's ability to save, revive and awaken. The Lord do as He pleases, and may he be glorified.
I had a really short conversation with a woman who didn't take to kindly to our 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Bible sign. I didn't make any attempt to have a reasonable conversation with her because it was clear, she was in no state of mind to be reasonable...
"That's discriminatory!" she said.
"It's the Bible," I replied.
"I don't care," she continued, "it's against the law."
I wanted to ask which law she figured I was violating, or ask whether she wanted to call the police to report me, but I figured either one of these would be pretty foolish. There was no need to further upset the infuriated sinner. I just let her huff and puff, and then she walked away and I continued with preaching. The Lord be merciful to her.
A man walked by me a few moments later, professing to be an evangelist himself. He said he was currently pastoring a small church on the Quebec side of the border and that he was really glad to see me "doing some good work for the Lord". The man was with his wife (they were both out celebrating the 22nd wedding anniversary), and they both encouraged and blessed me. The Lord bless them!
Another man, sometime later walked by and marvelled at what he called "my courage". I replied what I always reply to that particular compliment: "Only by the Grace of God." He laughed and continued on his way.
Brother Marcio joined us around 9:30pm, just as we were starting our last 30 minute shift. He distributed many tracts and walked around downtown with one of our Bible signs. He and Pastor Tim ended up staying downtown a little later than I (with a 45 minute bus ride home, I knew I had to go), I trust the Lord used them for His honour and glory.
I thank all of you who have been praying for us over the last months/years. You know who you are and I, for the most part, know who you are. You have and continue to bless us. I trust we are an encouragement to you, as we serve our God in the way the Holy Spirit has directed us.
God bless you all, dear readers,
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