I was not sure if I should post this in the prayer section or here...http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=bd0d9ac5-a4e7-4784-bf9d-932d17d704d0Our city of Rochester, New York is now giving more rights to homosexuals in City Hall.andthis past Saturday my family and I had problems with passing out tracts at the Rochester Public Market.Please pray for the City of Rochester, NY where revivals of Charles Finney broke out in the 1800's.read the story below, this took place this past SaturdayToday around 8:15am our family of 9 (2 adults, 7 children) left to goto the Rochester"Public" Market to pass out Gospel Tracts and for my wife to some shopping.A few years ago we would go more often but becuase of our Sat. morningschedule we have onlybeen able to go to this fishing hole just a few times this year. Sotoday it was going to be warmand I thought it would be a great day to pass out gospel tracts at ourusual spot.There are three long canopy's that each have many vendors sellingitems and we found a walk throughthat is a great place to pass out tracts to people walking back andforth. We evendid some open air at this spot once before and I only had one heckleras we were leaving.So today we (me and 5 children) passed out tracts at this spot andwere there from about9:10-10:00am. It went well and we were just about to leave at 9:57amI was bending over packing upour tracts in my backpack while my cute 4 year old daughter wasclimbing on my back and lookedup when my son Josiah age 13 said "Dad, this guy over here said thatwe can't pass these out here."So I stood up confused and said out loud, "Who said this to you?"...and he said "that manin the yellow shirt over there."And now the "man in the yellow shirt" saw us and came walking over tome and said again "you can't passthese out here". and I said... "sir, this is the Rochester PUBLICmarket, I havea constitutional right to pass out any literature anywhere that is public."And again he just said, "you can't pass these out here, and how I haveproof that you have been passingthese out here (as he was waiving his tract my son gave him), we havebeen looking for youevery week and now we found you." I was puzzled that he was lookingfor us when we have not beenthere in 2-3 months...I asked him, "who are you and what authority do you come tell me Ican't do what I havea right to do?" and he said, "I am a volunteer with the city ofRochester and the headof the Rochester PUBLIC market is on his way over here to speak to you."(Keep in mind that during the past hour, we passed out tracts toRochester city police officers underthis now NO GOSPEL TRACT ZONE at the Rochester PUBLIC Market and they didnot say anything to us).I then said to the man, "We were just about to leave..." while I amcontinuing to pack up ourbelongings and remove my beautiful daughter from my shoulder... ashort lady walked upbehind me giving this guy in the yellow shirt a hearty "Amen, youcan't pass these outhere, I have lived here all my life." I was not sure if she was sayingshe lived at the PublicMarket all her life...and then said, "You are soliciting and you can't do this here.", and Isaid, "I'm not soliciting."and she said, "yes you are..." , she then said "if you don't leaveyou will be arrested andfined.", and the man in the yellow shirt, grabbed his cell phone andsaid, "I'm going tocall the man in charge right now."... I said, "We are leaving sir."and I grabbed my childrenand said, "let go family"... and they followed me to where my wife andI were going to meetand left the market.I realized this conversation with the 'man in the yellow' shirt andthe 'lady who lives at theRochester public market' were not happy with the family of 5 cutechildren passing outJesus literature in the now designated "NO GOSPEL TRACT ZONE"...Then as we were leaving over the loud speaker we heard from someone incharge thatwe were not allowed to pass out literature under the canopy's but out side.The tract that was given to the man was "Testing your Reading Skills"from LivingWaters.comHow ironic...The End.
Give it fifty years, I expect we'll have a strong, small church in North America.Praise God for your faithfulness.
The ugly claws of Socialism are scratching America's moral landscape; for you see, there are no Godly morals in socialism, only human morals, that eventually descend to the Depths of Satanic Adam's most base lusts. Society dictates the right and wrong of it, and this of course is decided by the qualified elite. Think of Sodom and Gomorrah...Somehow everyone decided the raping[and probable murder.] of traveling men, sojourners, was just fine, for after all, we burn with lust and must fulfill ourselves! Isn't that our right? I think that the Lord himself arriving, was simply a statement from Heaven that they were doing these things unto [b]HIM[/b], no matter their ideas. They were utterly reprobate, yet Abraham's compassion was tested until he too saw God's Justice. "Ye are the salt of the Earth, but if the salt has lost it's savor, what good is it? It is useless, and is thrown out upon the refuse." You mentioned Finney's revival[the spark of it.]...How much of the rainbow coalition would survive that wave of Holy fire? I shudder to think how a converted Rochester would deal with such brazen shame. It would not fair well for them. When the standard of holiness within the church is removed, the enemy does come in like a flood. We the church have left our watch posts, to favor a 42 inch Toshiba hdtv widescreen, and our boating trip after Sunday church. We have become corrupted by our best life now, be it in the confines of our own moral standards...but the trick is...those standards have a way of stretching....until Molly and Sarah share the same pulpit, and the same bed...and the same name. They are married, after all. We have failed; We the church, to keep the Mercy lights aglow...While holding the standard high of repentence from dead works......."[b]The works that bring death[/b]." When we repent, and God accepts our offering, then shame will return to these revellers..and to us, the church. Lastly, let us never forget that these sinners are in chains. They are in prison, and Jesus wants them out. He loves them, and desires them, clothed in holiness. Thank you for this poignant picture of a day in the life. It is a sign of a greater Tsunami around the corner...and then...awefull judgement. Judgement begins within His Holy Body first, though.
It's nice to know that I gave almost a decade of my life in order to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States... and then this misinformed, ignorant, arrogant, communistic/socialistic, yellow shirted bully tramples on it.Brother, I know there are some here on this forum who dont believe in fighting for our rights as American citizens... but I hope you do! By fighting for your Constitutional right to hand out tracts and freedom of speech you will open the door for others to do the same, and others to find Christ!Paul saw nothing wrong in claiming his Roman citizenship when he was being held captive... and in doing so God opened even more doors for Paul to evangelize.Krispy