“Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry” – Colossians 3:5
The Apostle Paul mentions “uncleanness” as something people should mortify or abstain from…think about that for a moment…uncleanness certainly applies to immoral behavior but have you ever considered that it also applies to physical behavior? Take a look at the pictures of the nearby homeless camps below and notice the mountains of garbage at each encampment. Jesus Christ had something very interesting to say that connects unclean demonic spirits with people and their behavior that is recorded a few places in the New Testament Luke 11:24 – “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.” and also Matthew 12:43 – “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.”…or Luke writes this in Acts 5:16“There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits…”
—–> have you ever considered that when you see human beings living in enormous piles of garbage and filth that you are seeing the physical manifestation of evil unclean spirits? You are! This is why the Apostle Paul and Peter and John each wrote about the critical need to abstain from physical uncleanness. Most churches will never teach this, but one only has to visit one of these filthy garbage strewn homeless camps to see other clear and obvious evidence for demonic presence in the humans who reside there. Pray for the homeless, they have no idea they are under such immense demonic unclean spirit influence in their lives.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost” – 2 Corinthians 4:3
I have been spending recent Sundays after morning worship giving music lessons to the young people at church. The unsolved murder still looms large over the homeless camps in my part of the Denver area with the murderers still at large….and sadly, things decline among the homeless rapidly and the gospel message of repenting from sin and being born again into Jesus Kingdom is simply not received. Me and my neighbors and family from church met up yesterday for a citizen prayer meeting at Englewood Police Department to pray for continued wisdom and safety for Chief Collins and his department. It was well attended and everyone had awesome prayer petitions for Jesus to consider.
But overall, the state of affairs in Englewood and South Littleton is dire, sin is rampant everywhere, disobedience and disrespect to law enforcement is at an all time high, public intoxication and illegal drug use is everywhere among the homeless…Even some of the backslid christians I encounter out at the camps have refused the generous offers for them to move their broken down RV’s into church parking lot which means they would have to stop drinking and smoking….truth is, the gospel is simply not respected, not believed, and not obeyed. This season draws to a close and until winter and the snows start falling I am content to pass ministry afternoons teaching young christians how to play musical instruments….I suspect things will change in the near future but I am content to enjoy this season away from the crime, drug addiction, and general rebellious self destructive behavior among the homeless…crime in our area has absolutely increased to an all time high from all the meth addicted homeless who roam the streets and alleys at night but I pray and believe things will change if we continue to pray and work for the Kingdom.
Lord. let your kingdom come here on earth as it is in heaven – dutch
“Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.” – Nahum 3:4-5
I spent Tuesday through Friday up on the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux indian reservation in South Dakota on a missionary trip to fix up an old church. I came with two friends who had never travelled on any missionary journeys before and here we were going to one of the biggest witchcraft areas of the USA.
Spiritual warfare is VERY REAL and once we got close to the Indian reservation, the joyous optimistic mood in our car immediately changed to discouragement, depression, bickering and arguing, and confusion. The demonic activity at this reservation FAR SURPASSES the Navajo and Hopi reservations I’ve spent previous missionary trips at. My travel companions are relatively new inexperienced christians and although both are eager and enthusiastic they both got sifted like wheat by the devils who control this powerful principality. Anger, accusations, bickering, arguing, extreme anxiety, ego, pride, all these unrighteous personality traits came out of nowhere and materialized in words spoken by my travel companions during the first 36 hours which is a telltale sign of demonic thought influences. I pointed out the psychic warfare being perpetrated on my travel companions and they both realized their thoughts and emotions were being hijacked and overtly influenced by devils.
The picture of a burning building is St Francis Church, a nearby church that was arsoned prior to us visiting. Rumors were that devil worshipping witches and wizards were responsible….Pine Ridge is literally marinating in evil black magic withcraft….you could feel it. Our native christian brothers and sisters told me numerous stories of extreme witchcraft, rampant crystal meth addiction, generational curses, rampant suicide rate, and shocking breakdown of the family unit. I grew up with a Lakota Sioux indian family so I had a rough idea what I was in for in advance but the true reality of how bad the Indian witchcraft was readily apparent that first 24hours. I even had gangs of demons trying to get at me past my spiritual hedge of protection in my dreams that first night even though I slept in the church on a pew. I had to rebuke and fight back against demons in my dreams WOW.
Next day was long day of installing hardwood floor in the old church and next night I gave a well attended Bible study on how to fight back against witchcraft and how to break curses and demonic strongholds with practical prayer strategies and exercising the authority given to us as royal heirs of God’s kingdom. I went way over time allotted for Bible study BUT nobody left or wanted me to wrap it up…it was a very timely subject that was well received….our precious native brothers and sisters were hungry to learn how to fight back against the demonic psychic warfare they’ve endured for far too long.
Thursday was a LONG 12 hour day grinding out the rest of instilling that hardwood floor. I enjoyed working under Kevin and his son Tim from Delta, Colorado who supervised the construction work. But it was a LOT of work…Friday morning we left back to Colorado after breakfast.
I enjoyed Pastor Poff and his wife’s hospitality and sincere christian walk and leadership. Their stories were eye opening about how powerful the wizards and witches on the Rez have gotten….christians need to wake up to how pervasive and extensive psychic spiritual warfare really is in our country…at the homeless camps, in our cities, and on the Indian reservations….pray that christians wake up and start fighting back!
We made burritos and had sister Brenda, sister Tierra, and the teenagers from church come out to the various homeless encampments. This was the first time for many of the teenagers seeing these homeless camps and how these folks live. Eye opening unforgettable experience. Most folks accepted the food and offers of prayers with thankfulness while a few rejected both. Sister Tierra and teenager Josh were a big blessing today and prayed for many we encountered. The central message today was that Jesus loves these precious souls no matter where they are currently at or what they are dealing with, Jesus loves them and wants them to turn from drugs and alcohol and turn to Jesus. Many of the folks we encountered have been homeless for many years…we pray that they heed Jesus message to turn from sin and come to the Lord….Salvation, forgiveness, and a new chapter in their lives await all those who turn to Jesus…we pray that they heed this invitation.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” – Phillipians 4:19
Brother Nicholas took me and our friend Danny from San Francisco to 5280 Ministries of Englewood. This ministry provides free clothes for men and women, showers, a place to spend a few hours inside, food, and christian counselling. This place is upstairs in an old big building along Broadway in downtown Englewood by King Soopers and “The Bubble Bank” and this ministry was AMAZING!
Jesus promises that so long as his presence exists on earth inside devout obedient christians there will be blessings to supply ALL needs of human beings. 5280 Ministries proves this verse true and offers all the things the homeless population often complain they lack…a place to charge their cellphones, take a shower, get fresh water, get nice clean clothes and shoes at no charge, get a sleeping bag, and get food ALL without money. Truly as long as their are sincere obedient christians in our area there will always be necessary supplies for those in need free of charge.
Please pass the word about this important ministry to those in need and keep this ministry in your prayers. Volunteers are cheerfully accepted there as well.
We had a great time there and loved the people. We encourage all christians to get to know this wonderful ministry and volunteer there.
“Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,” – 1 Timothy 1:9
Today after worship, myself, Pastor Dewayne from Apostolic Church of Littleton, and brother Nicholas met up and went to huge Platte River Drive & Dartmouth homeless camp. This is the same camp is where a few days ago a young 32yr old homeless man named Joe was stabbed to death at the intersection of Dartmouth & Platte River Drive a mere few hundred yards from this enormous sprawling homeless camp.
I am at a loss for words about how absolutely lawless, filthy, drug infested, and dangerous this homeless camp has become over the last 2 years. There are men walking around with baseball bats as they wander camp to camp socializing. The woman of the camp were hidden away in tents or inside run down old campers and RV’s. Rotten old food covered in flies was sitting everywhere. Booze bottles, marijuana containers everywhere, needles, huge endless piles of bicycles and bicycle parts everywhere, mountains of trash with no rhyme or reason…we handed out bottles of fresh water and copies of the Gospel of John. Most of the homeless demanded multiples bottles of water but refused the small Gospel of John pocket book. A few groups allowed us to pray for them while many just ignored our presence altogether and never left their tents, campers, or RV’s to acknowledge our visit.
It is obvious that the people here are scared. It is also obvious that sin has grown and conceived a community that demonstrates in broad view the high cost of low living. The common refrain is the homeless here are sick and tired of having their stuff stolen and everyone knows who the murderers are but nobody is talking clearly because of fear and loyalty amongst themselves. Imagine that…living amongst thieves and murderers but too afraid to do anything about it.
The bible verse from Apostle Paul to Timothy is relevant to this field report. The homeless at these camps typically have long list of criminal offenses, addictions to all sorts, and outstanding criminal arrest warrants so obviously these folks avoid the police and sheriff deputies…but Paul taught Timothy that the laws of God and the laws of the earthly kingdoms are there for a reason…to lead people to God or at the very least to show the unruly, unrepentant, lawless, and unrighteous people that they are a sinner heading for judgement. We need laws and we need law enforcement, otherwise the drug use, drunkeness, lawlessness, assaults, thefts, and murder we are seeing in this homeless camp will inevitably spread like cancer to the entire community.
Please pray for the Englewood Police Department and Chief Collins that they find the murderers of that young man. Please also pray that our Englewood Police figure out how to shut down the meth and heroin sales which are a major cause of the terrible crime and homelessness we are seeing.
God will get involved if we as a community of christians ask him to, will you ask him? – dutch
“…when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” – Proverbs 29:2
There has been a murder by Englewood’s largest homeless camp on Platte River Drive near Dartmouth. The attached picture from Englewood Crime Stoppers shows a blurry picture of three men on bicycles. I believe I recognize the man on middle bicycle as someone I received threats from in recent times. I have notified the Englewood police crime stoppers.
I have been sounding the alarm to my Englewood / South Denver / Littleton / Greenwood Village / Cherry Hills community about these dangerous drug infested homeless camps a long time now. I have even put forth well crafted short and long term plans to Englewood city leaders and our state Senator Jeff Bridges but was ignored. Now we have 3 murderers on the loose and all time record crime in Englewood.
Truly the bible verse in Proverbs chapter 29 is true “…when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” – Proverbs 29:2 …our local government leaders do not obey God’s Commandments (most don’t even believe in God sadly) and have embraced ungodly un-biblical forms of government….this is the sad final result…
If anyone recognizes any of the three men in Crime Stoppers photograph please call (720) 913-STOP
In other news, I am still looking for a pickup truck that I can afford, I will consider trucks that don’t run that I can repair, I have been without a truck for many months now. I have not been getting out doing homeless ministry very much because of the lack of transportation. Thank you and God bless – dutch
“The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.” – Psalms 10:2
Sister Brenda and brother Joseph along with young brothers Marceau, Juan, and Immanuel and myself took one vehicle after Sunday worship and we bought pizzas and went and fed our hungry homeless neighbors. These homeless camps are growing in population, the devil is very wicked and has influenced government and the economy to create more homelessness. Poverty in Denver area is getting bad.
Today was just about doing a good deed and praying for those who wanted prayers. It was also an opportunity for young Christian Brothers Marceau , Emannuael, and Juan to build confidence in street ministry, pray, and lay hands on others.
Mostly the precious souls we encountered were grateful and polite although we had one minor altercation with an angry homeless woman who insisted we were spying on her and violating her rights (we weren’t) but that was a minor incident and we left the area without further problems.
The homeless camps are SUBSTANTIALLY larger than last month….they continue to grow in population. Keep these precious souls in prayer. – dutch
“A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself” – Proverbs 16:2
I had a couple of pretty bad experiences with homeless people over the last several weeks. My life was threatened by a rage filled homeless man and the last month overall the gospel message has been universally rejected at the homeless camps. The primary mission has always been to preach obedience to Jesus Commandments and repentance from sin…not being a money– food-clothing distributor. As you can imagine, every homeless person gladly takes the money-food-clothing when offered but refuse to accept Jesus’ life changing message. The drug use, public intoxication, stealing, screaming & yelling, and pure chaos of life in these homeless camps has ramped up. On top of that, the economic collapse of Colorado from the virus has placed incredible financial and emotional pressure on these impoverished precious souls. It was tough for these poor folks to get food, water, clothing, and money BEFORE the virus hit and now all of those things are much much harder to get. Sadly, on top of that their addiction problems have increased alongside the economic woes….I’ve never seen so much daytime drunkeness, drug intoxication. Everything has gotten worse, much worse in the last 30 days.
I perceive we have turned a chapter and that we are entering a time of intensifying evil all around us. People are angry, people want to fight and argue, people are massively addicted to drugs & alcohol, and crime, rage, and violence are exploding. As King Solomon stated above, if you see evil coming, retreat and hide awhile. And there’s definitely a LOT of evil going around right now. Because of the threats of violence and profound disinterest in Jesus at the homeless camps I’m now in a season of prayer now and have suspended homeless camp ministry for the foreseeable future.
In the story of the prodigal son, the youngest son lived a life that ended up in a filthy pig pen but the father and the older brother in the story never once left the ranch to go out into the world to find the younger son. The father and older son had responsibilities at the family ranch; they had servants and animals that needed to be dealt with along with other business and family responsibilities. There is great truth and wisdom in this parable for how we deal with homeless people. While we need to occasionally go searching the pig pens to find these precious prodigal homeless souls we can’t spend too much time around pig pens lest we get dirty ourselves. Jesus also warned us not to cast our pearls of wisdom before the pigs lest those pigs attack us. No human being should live in conditions like these homeless camps but, it is wise to simply let those souls alone if they choose to continue a life of unrepentant sin amongst the pigs in the pig pen. It is my belief that now is the time to intercede in prayer on behalf of these blinded deceived homeless souls rather than continuing to feed and clothe them. Ultimately, the pig pen of their lives is a powerful tool that Lord willing may bring these souls to a state of utter poverty where they run out of money for drugs, booze, and food….these homeless camps have heard the gospel message so perhaps as they continue to marinate in the awful conditions of these homeless camps, soon they will come to their senses and desire to come back to Jesus, repent from their sins, and be restored back into the family ranch of God?
Again, for now, homeless camp evangelism season is suspended and I am in a season of prayer. If you feel inclined, I’m attending prayer time 6am to 7am at the Apostolic Church of Littleton most days Monday thru Friday, please join me – dutch
“And now I have this day declared it to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of the Lord your God, nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you. And said therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.” – Jeremiah 42:21-22
Truly speaking, the Denver metro area and the South metro area where I live is extremely disobedient to God’s word and commandments ESPECIALLY when it comes to poor and homeless among us. And the homeless and poor aren’t helping themselves out much either because they often live a willfully disobedient life as well. So much human tragedy, sin upon sin everywhere 🙁
And because of this willful disobedience, God WILL judge the Denver metro area by sword (upcoming civil war?), famine, and pestilence (another wave of even deadly viruses). Sadly, just as in Jeremiah’s day 2500+ or so years ago this horrific judgement is and was completely avoidable.
The Denver metro area is absolutely weathy beyond measure. Most folks drive modern good condition cars and trucks and live in nice comfortable homes. Meanwhile on nearly every major intersection around the city are impoverished hungry homeless people begging for enough change to buy a meal, and hopefully afford a run down motel room for the night if they get enough money. The run down motels on Santa Fe, Broadway, and Colfax currently are $65 per 24 hours which is $1,950 per month…for comparison, the average Craigslist room for rent at an actual house is $600 to $1000 per month. Wow. Let that sink in.
Ron the older gentleman shown below and Andrew the younger man shown below have been panhandling at Littleton Boulevard and South Broadway for the last year. They are wonderfully delightful human beings who have suffered an unbelievable amount of hardship in their lives. At the same token, both men have made terrible choices in life falling victim to the deceitfulness of sin. To be fair, so have many of the rest of us.
Ron is retired, homeless, and has a wife who is in a wheelchair who suffers from terrible pain. She desperately hopes to get surgery to address her chronic pain but, she has no home in which she could recover from surgery. Her husband Ron can walk but only barely with a cane. He suffers from old age and a laundry list of health problems yet he takes an RTD bus everyday from West Colfax in Lakewood to come to Littleton to beg for enough money to pay for that slum motel room each night. Ron was an accomplished cabinetry carpenter and autobody man in his younger years but now his whole life revolves around begging for change to keep him and his wife in their run down motel room. Ron and his wife do have a monthly modest retirement income from Social Security which could afford them to rent a small house out in a farm town somewhere but he has no idea how to make such a humble dream come true…where would he even start unless someone helped him? On top of all that, he and his wife are deeply addicted to smoking cigarettes….the devil has old Ron and his wife in an absolutely vicious trap of poverty, addiction, bad health, and hopelessness. As you read this you may wonder why doesn’t he just move to the country? But ask yourself how someone with no car or truck who can barely walk or any savings to speak of could undertake such a move? This man and his wife need help, they need another family to show mercy to them and help untangle the knots the devil has tied! Most importantly, he needs Jesus to intercede and get involved in his life.
Young Andrew is in his early 30’s and believe it or not has 10 years experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant which is a good paying job! But Andrew is now far from his Indiana home, homeless, separated from his wife, had his ID stolen, and is stuck in Colorado with no friends, no family, no way to get on a Greyhound bus (which requires an ID) and no way to get back to Indiana. Andrew came to Colorado for the legal marijuana like so many other homeless young people his age ..but once here in Colorado his troubles began to quickly overtake him…getting robbed by other homeless people he partied with and having his ID and wallet taken, losing every earthly possession from subsequent thefts, losing his wife to other men who seduced her with drugs and promises of a better life…now imagine for a moment how discouraged and depressed this young man is…truly the devil comes to kill our hopes and dreams, steal our opportunities and potential, and destroy our marriages and stable home lives….the wages of sin including the unholy smoking of marijuana seems so innocent to so many but look at the real human wreckage of young Andrew’s life here….Andrew just wants to go back to Indiana and start over.
Let no man deceive you, the Denver metro area is filled with wickedness and wicked people. Both Ron and Andrew are walking examples of what the wickedness and sin of Colorado brings to a man’s life…and on top of all their misery and grinding poverty they both experience on a daily basis, the middle and upper class ignore them and let these men starve in the streets. I have fed these two men countless times and watched as hundreds of cars passed them by at this intersection with their vehicle windows rolled up.
But God…but God is merciful to those who confess their sins and repent.
Today, instead of visiting the homeless camps, I stopped and bought both of these hungry panhandlers no expense spared lunch at Chipotle burritos. I have known them awhile so they accepted my offer without any hesitation. As we enjoyed our lunch on the outside patio, each man recounted various mistakes they had made so the confession piece of what Jesus said to do is taken care in their lives…. While we were eating and talking I also sent some emails to people I know about starting the process for untangling the mess of their individual deeply knotted problems mainly about Andrew needing a replacement Indiana ID so he can get on a Greyhound Bus and go back to Indiana but I emailed a Landlord I know who owns country houses out on the eastern plains on behalf of Ron and his wife June…. But most of all these men NEED prayers, they are both heavily addicted to cigarettes, and both freely admit they love to smoke marijuana. These two precious souls are both deeply deceived and blinded even now by the devil. But our prayers can pull down and destroy the fallen angel and demon strongholds of poverty, addictions, and foolish life choices that have cursed these two men’s lives.
Please take a moment and just petition the Heavenly Father in Jesus name and pray against the unseen forces of evil that keep these men in perpetual slavery to poverty and addiction. Pray that they repent and turn from these bondages so the curses can be lifted forever…If more of us prayed even short prayers, God can and WILL turn his attention to these men.
We as christians have to pray for the lost sheep to come to the Great Shepherd Jesus…if we don’t… these precious lost sheep will be lost forever. And trust me, if you won’t pray nobody else will. Pray for these men! They deserve a chance to get to heaven as much as you do.
“…Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?…” – Romans 6:1-2
Very hot and windy again today but it’s worship day! It could be a raging wildfire or blizzard outside and I’d still be happy! Really? Yes! Many years before I was baptized and took the Lord seriously, I dreaded church, I preferred putting myself first and I was usually hung over from partying the night before…Sundays of my younger heathen years were my recovery day from riotous Friday night and Saturdays low living.
Before I gave my life to the Lord, I was selfish and indulged my sinful wicked fleshly desires….but getting baptized changed me. I learned that riotous living leads to eternal hell torture. I learned that living a selfish self centered life spending money on earthly pleasures prevented me financially and physically from helping others…the Bible condemns such behavior: drunkeness, surfeiting, riotous day drinking, and self idolatry…
When I got baptized I still sinned several more years but now I was hiding my drinking and riotous living ….but I certainly slowed down…. but I was still selfish and lazy and my poor health and low energy level represented my still sinful condition. But Jesus was patient with me, I wasn’t being rebuked or chastised by any other christians that my marijuana smoking or booze drinking were condemned activities and that’s because the christians I associated with didn’t truly read and know their bibles and they certainly weren’t holy living Holy Ghost spirit filled christians. I’m not condemning those old christian church friends by any stretch, but their worldliness speaks for itself.
The more I obeyed Jesus Commandments and studied and marinated in the Bible everyday (mostly listening to free King James audiobooks on Youtube and Librivox) I realized I wasn’t living the life of a holy priest of Jesus. The Bible is filled with old and new testament rules on being a sanctified, holy priest but the churches I attended and christians I associated with were lukewarm and highly tolerant of sin and sinful lifestyles. As I learned what holiness really meant, I started visiting churches everywhere to see how other christians worshipped and lived…and what a shock that was.
Today’s churches in Colorado are compromised and FILLED with sin. Preachers covered with new and recent tattoos, Sunday sermons about comic book movie characters instead of actual bible people, men and women attending church who dressed in total violation of new testament dress codes about hair, clothing, jewelry, and speech….. church goers who still smoked weed and partied, christians (and I use this term loosely) who think Jesus was somehow kidding or not referring to modern christians when he said “we would do GREATER works than he did”…
During my couple years of church visits all over my eyes were opened to the truth of what Jesus warned about when he said “Many will say to me on that day, Lord Lord did we not preach in your name? Did we not do good deeds in your name?” …to which Jesus plainly replies “I never knew you, DEPART FROM ME ye who commit iniquity into EVERLASTING FIRE”… I’m getting long winded here but the point of today’s field report is simple: confess and repent from your sins or ye shall also likewise perish. This message holds true to the drug addicted homeless precious souls AND to the middle class christian ladies who attend church on Sundays who still wear makeup, gold and silver jewelry, tight fitting revealing clothing…the message still pertains to the christian man who gets on social media bragging about his ability to kill someone with their firearms….honestly, the homeless are actually easy to preach the gospel to, they know they need to repent from their heroin and meth use along with lying and stealing and drunkeness…but the compromised unholy church goers we are surrounded by are MUCH harder to preach to…first of all they think they’re going to heaven yet somehow allowed to continue in their sinful disobedience to the God’s commands written in his Holy Bible…Shall we continue in sin after receiving the Holy Ghost and God’s Holy Bible textbook? GOD FORBID.
Today’s field mission sister Brenda from Apostolic Church and I visited a gentleman named Paul who lives in a huge broken down old rv…we gave Paul some food, heard a good status report of his life improving greatly compared to 6months ago, we gave him a ride to go do his laundry. Paul is being blessed by God and he’s starting to realize it. May God above continue to show patience to Paul like he showed patience to me but may Paul speed up his repentance and sanctification as the day of rapture draws near. Paul in his current state of faith wouldn’t survive the upcoming tribulation…much better to repent NOW and be “rapturable” when the first trumpet blast sounds! So he can enjoy heaven’s rewards and escape this wicked world.
Brenda and I then drove to Englewood’s Wellspring Church to meet a homeless man at 1pm and help that man get on the bike shelters program waiting list…sadly this man didn’t show up. This same man has made numerous promises to me last couple years but never comes through. This same young man is in his early 30’s and has been homeless 6+ years and his life gets worse and worse everytime I run into him. Wellspring Church began closing their homeless foodbank outdoor setup and still this young man never arrived. Sister Brenda had to leave so we finally left empty handed.
When we arrived back at Apostolic Church, I grabbed my old bike and bike shelter #5 and pedalled home. As I was leaving I noticed a mom and her teenage daughter waiting for the bus. I gave them a bunch of snacks that I had on hand meant for the homeless people who didn’t show up to their appointments…on top of that I gave the young mom a brand new King James Bible for her home and gave both her and her daughter copies of Jesus Commandments. The mom admmitted she didn’t have a Bible in her home. I also extended an invitation for that mother and daughter to come to worship. I then hopped on my old bike and rode home battling that same hot wind and thus concluded my day to the Lord.
All glory to Jesus for the strength to get out of bed, ride my old bike with big bike shelter in this viscious hot windy weather these last few weeks. All glory to Jesus for everything. Harvest season of precious souls is ending soon, pray for more workers to gather (and teach & disciple) the last of the precious souls who will hear and obey Jesus invitation – dutch
“A sinfull man will not be reproued, but findeth an excuse according to his will” – Ecclesiasticus 32:17 KJV
Absolutely ferocious high winds here in Englewood/Littleton/South Denver today…steady 25-35 breezes with gusts much higher. And it’s bone dry, hot, and sunny. The weather is not like it used to be, we didn’t have a spring rainy season this year…we went Winter to Summer!
Extreme weather is merely one of numerous signs that Jesus said would indicate the last days of this human age. Sedition/rebellion against government and law enforcement, hatred of other people, rampant sinful ungodly behavior, unthankfulness, brutality, selfishness, boastfulness…and the list of unrighteous behavior goes on and on.
I still haven’t earned enough $$$to replace my old broken down truck so I rode my bicycle and bike shelter out for street gospel preaching today…the wind caused my bike shelter to blow over a few times! That doesn’t bother me as much as the unbelievable amount of demonic ungodly behavior I see increasing at the homeless camps. Today, about 1 out 4 people I encountered were visibly drunk and openly drinking alcohol to get more drunk. One drunk homeless man recognized me and drunkenly lamented how badly he wants a job…. He begged me for a job. As lovingly as I could say it I told him I’d love to hire him if he gave up alcohol. Sadly, that was the end of that conversation…the man went back to drinking with another homeless man. I at least handed him and his drinking buddy a sack lunch….there was no point in preaching the gospel to such visibly intoxicated drunk men. I asked the Lord for a blessing on their food and said my goodbyes. Just so sad.
This ministry encounters more and more drug and alcohol addicted people. Drunkeness and drug use has always been high among the homeless camps I visit and preach at but now it’s out of control. The pictures of the last 6 months of ministry field reports tell the story…. homeless camps filled with beer cans and booze bottles…marijuana containers everywhere…cigarette butts everywhere…human feces and stench of urine everywhere….piles of rotting garbage everywhere…..Jesus must be so sad to see his prized masterpiece human creation degrading themselves in such shameful and disgraceful addictions and low living. Short of a miracle these camps I visit will wax more and more wicked until the angel of death comes to claim the precious souls of these lost sheep…or Lord willing they’ll open their eyes and repent while they still breathe air.
In Luke chapter 4:18 Jesus announced his #1 and #2 ministry priorities which was to preach the gospel to the poor and heal the brokenhearted…healing the brokenhearted….these deeply addicted depressed precious souls takes much more effort and work than me visiting them once to a few times a week…we need the christian family to get involved and fast and pray without ceasing to break these demonic strongholds of addiction among these homeless people…I only visit these homeless folks once to a few times a week and it’s usually just me alone. It’s clearly just not enough…these souls are slipping away into their self idolatry, ungodly lifestyles, and sinful addictions…along with the rest of planet earth. God have mercy!
These homeless folks need the entire Christian community to surround them with friendship and God’s Holy words of teaching and right living…and we as a Christian family need to pray to God to make more supervised tiny home villages and year round supervised clean christian group housing to be established….if we don’t go after and try to rescue these precious souls the devil’s kingdom will take their souls to hell for eternity. It doesn’t look good right now……so many perishing souls…we MUST win these souls for Jesus. Will you help?
Special thanks to Sister Brenda at Littleton Apostolic Church for a big box of fresh milk and apples that was handed out today. As always I gave away numerous copies of Jesus Commandments and prayed with everyone I could. To Jesus be all the glory! – dutch