Saturday, September 17, 2011the effect of the cold...
Well, for all intents and purposes, summer is over in Canada. Temperature dipped as low as 6 Celsius or 43 Fahrenheit, and the streets of the marketplace reflected that reality. It was much quieter out there tonight; two weeks ago, Pastor Tim and I would have ministered to thousands (easily), tonight it was more like hundreds.
Nevertheless, we continued the work of the Gospel, and presented Salvation in Jesus Name to the lost sinners that were out and about in the market. We were greeted with adversity from the very beginning, with a young sodomite cursing at us and yelling that we should: "Go back home!" We also had to endure, for a time anyway, the folly of a wicked street musician who mocked us and blasphemed God.
Things more or less settled down after an hour of work. Both Pastor Tim and I had a few one-on-one conversations with sinners. Not sure if I would classify any of them as profitable, but who knows what the Lord will do? I spoke to an emotionally distraught woman who wondered why her boyfriend cheated on her. I replied that when one chooses to dance with the devil, one can't really complain about getting burned. She knew what I meant. I pointed out that she could easily find comfort and help with the Lord. Don't know if she will...
Couple of charismatics came by again. They were quite favourable to us and prayed for us. It was nice, but I really wonder at these souls true spiritual state. They looked so worldly. I don't know... perhaps the Lord will use our witness to get them to be better students of the Word. The Lord bless them and sanctifying them by His truth.
I dealt with a number of young people tonight who opposed themselves with much hostility. Many of them were clearly under the influence of alcohol. They cursed, mocked, and threatened, but all of them eventually walked away without any serious trouble. The Lord be merciful to them.
After about 2 hours of street preaching, I had to quit, having lost much of my voice. That's been happening quite a bit lately... don't know what's going on there. Pastor Tim picked up the slack and I went back to handing out Gospel tracts. We were out there for a total of three hours, doing our utmost to do good to our fellow man, and to glorify our God. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Remember us in your prayers, dear saints. We always need that support!
God bless you all. Have a blessed and safe weekend... especially the Lord's Day.
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