I can remember a man in the town where I grew up that preached out on the streets. I can still see him in my mind how he looked. He had shoulder length hair that was reddish in color and he had a humped nose, sort of, but not real bad. He would see a few people together and he would walk up to them and start talking and then preaching. Sometimes they listened and sometimes they would walk away. But he continued at it all the time I lived there and I don't know how much longer he continued doing that, but probably until he died. This was his life and evidently what he was called by the Lord to do. I remember his name but don't think I should reveal it.
Then there was another man, that did the same thing. He was more bold and loud. That man was getting down to it and proclaiming it loud and clear. When he finished, he would go into the hill across the river from the town and pray. You could hear him praying just about all over that town. This man was anointed and it showed on him. It sounded sort of lonely when he would go into the hills and pray that way. I was just a teenager but I can remember how he sounded. My mom would sit on the front porch and listen to him and I'd see a tear come in her eyes sometimes. She recognized the anointed on him and it touched her heart.
I don't know if it's allowed now or not, but we don't hear of street preachers anymore. There may be some somewhere, but where I live, we don't have them. Those where the days in the 1950's in Kentucky for lots of things that are not allowed today. To speak God's name in public now days is considered offensive. Where has the country gone to? We have let too many foreigners in here that want to put God out of everything and their religion in. Chrisitans, you better wake up and not let this happen.
Street preachers are a dying breed or maby they are already dead. Let's not let anything else die that concerns our Lord Jesus Christ.
Written by Ruth Napier
April 14, 2012
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