Soldier Man Street Preacher, Mid-City/Downtown New Orleans 09/13/05
I lived in New Orleans all my life. Im just 46. Im come from Ursuline and Claiborne. How I got through the storm and flood was not by my power; it was by the power of the Lord that I made it through. I kept my love alive. Looking out, holding on, and I got out. Well, I tell you, at sometime I thought there wasnt no hope. I cant believe, lived and born in America all my life, I cant believe how wicked people could be. I know theres a time coming for a change in this world because the people in America was racist, sir. We waited a mighty long time for a helicopter to come and pick us up. They was flying around.
I served my country all my life. I never was a racist man. I love everybody. I work all my life in New Orleans, help anybody white, black, Chinese, Filipino, Jew, because God had told us to love, and thats how I got the name of the Soldier Man.
Everybody gonna weep at this show: we reap what we sow. God want us to love everybody, and whoever had hate will never see the light. They better check themselves, because if they dont check themselves, they gonna wreck themselves. The time is winding down for every soul upon this earth.
We waited long on the helicopter, sitting in squalor, maybe about a week, or two weeks. God allowed me to walk through the water, you know, and, I had my dad with me. I had my old lady with me. My dad a crippled man. My old lady a handicapped lady. At times I didnt know if I was gonna make it through, sir. But I kept hearing the voice, I kept hearing the voice saying, Soldier, I didnt brought you this forward to leave. I will not leave you and I will not forsake you. All you do is hang on. Hold on and keep moving on! I will take care of the rest.
And, we had gotten coffee, but we didnt have a coffee pot, and I just wanted to motivate some people, so I thought, you know, tell them that the coffee will be on its way, that we will make it, no problem. Sure enough, we had a can with food in it. We ate that up, then I took a cold drink can, after I cleaned the can, wash it out, I had some filter, so I made a coffee pot! With the cold drink can under it, and I start a fire. Whew! The people was happy to smell that coffee!
But God was telling me about survival, when you believing in the Lord, o, days of fortune! And then I learned, also, who at the bottom will rise to the top. And who at the top will fall down. How long? Not long. You know these dreams and whatever God our Father say will come to be reality! Not long! You living in the last days, sir. The last day, my Father, my God told me, money and gold wont save our soul so no matter how much an individual have, they rich, or what they own, if they dont do the right see its about helping the poor and needy.
God was telling me that you can run, but you sure cant hide. If you dont love the one you see in front of you, how can you love him?
I kept on seeing the helicopter flying around and around in circles just looking. Like a foreign field, while people was dying. They kept riding around. Now I have to tell the truththey really didnt care if we lived or died. But you see, God make a way. It was Gods doing! Remember Moses? When some powerful individual and say, Hey, save my people. Save my children.
You do understand, like we going to the Red Sea, and Pharaohs behind us, and God told me, Hey, take the stick. Take this stick and bring it to the sea, and the sea is gonna open. Now if my enemy continued to follow me, they gonna be swallowed up.
By the sea! That aint no difference from what they went through and what we went through.
And Im telling you the truth. And then somebody gonna have to pay for all the deaths! Unnecessary deaths! Like I say, God said high, and he look low. He already know who they are in high places. Whoever he is in high places, sir. If its the President, if its the Mayor, if its the governmentsomebody gonna pay. They gonna reap what they sow for the unnecessary death. Do you understand, sir? This racist stuff got to end!
We are loving people, we are caring people, we have ability, we have authority.
Were all on this planet together. Yes! I see it that way. Old people see it that way. But do the rich people see it that way? I have to say once again, sir, were living in the last daysit will not be long! Before judgment day come upon this earth. Wont be long, wont be war, be fire!
Fire. Lord you can run but you sure cant hide. Its gonna be hot. You cant run this time Money wont do no good anymore. And all them buildings that couldve help somebody and brought them in there, whatever, et cetera, et cetera, and they didnt and wanna wait till the last moment when thousands of people died, then you make a decision to save individuals now. Thats sad.
I come from New Orleans, and thats the reason that son-of-a-gun went under the water, because of the racist, hating, wickedness, homosexual, lesbian there just wasnt no justice. And somebody gonna pay.
I always did want to run a helicopter and God let that happen. I rode in a helicopter. I always did want to ride in a nice big jet plane. He allowed that to happen. See that was fate, making things happen, sir. Was fate, fate.
Even if they had wanted us all to drown, it wasnt gonna happen. A lot of people was Christian folks believing in God: we had dreams, destiny and God had missions for us. Missions. We wont stop, we will rise to the top again. We will rise to the top. If it aint Gods time for you, you aint going nowhere.
Now its my time to tell the people in Texas that Jesus lives. He brought me to Texas to tell people that Jesus lives! I been around so far, telling people about the Lord, brother!
One brother said, Man, youre a preacher. And I know I touched his heart, sir. He been telling me about his family, about how good he treat his family, but his family dont see in him for who he is. I told him give his life to Jesus and leave it there! Hes gonna work it out! See, two wrongs dont make a right. If your wife wanna argue with you and all that, you give yourself to Jesus and continue to love your wife! And sooner or later your wife, shes gonna begin to see Jesus in your life more, too, because, thats all youre about is Jesus and love! And sooner or later your wife can do one thing leave or love Jesus, too.
My wife is here with me now and shes feeling fine, so happy, excited. My wife had told me Im her hero. I aint never had heared my wife say those kind of things, now. What Im saying, you gotta understand, shes saying that Im her everything. Im her shining armor. Im a man of God, which I am. Also saying if it werent for God in me, she dont know if she would have made it. I motivated her to go on. Had God to throw a line to me, talking to me to go on, I got to tell her, have faith to go on. That it gonna be alright. People was panicking, sir! Water up to your neck! When people panic, well, people drown. In a situation of a storm and water rising, its not the time for panicking, sir. Its a time for holding your head up. Its a time for faith. Its a time for prayer. Time to call Jesus, for Jesus to be with you you followed me this far, sir, I know you wont let me down.
Some people probably say, I served you, Lord. There are things you say to the Lord and hell hear you! There was one time they had a man three guys. They were saying they believing in Jesus, and the king, see, he threw them in the fire because they would not fall down to any king because they had their king in heaven. Jesus! They would not bow down, sir! They throw the three mans in the fire. The three guys that believing in Jesus, Jesus met them in the fire. And say it gonna be all right! I see four people in there and they aint burning! The door came open, sir, and those three guys came out, untouched by the fire. Untouched. There is a God. And I feel sorry for those that do not believe, man. Without the Lord, every individual is finished! All you got to do is die. And you got somebody gonna meet you down below and take you to hell.
Howre they treating me in there? Oh, excellent. I felt the Lord in this place. When I first came in, it was the Lord in the place. Jesus made me feel so welcome, so warm, so help me God. A lot of people are getting much love. It wasnt them; it was the love of God. When somebody be treated so wrong and so unjust, the Lord will make a way outta nowhere. I feel a lot of love in there. Im seeing my own kind of people smiling and being happy, that bring joy to me. Because they came through they been through so much!
Coming to Texas, its opened my eyes to a new world, a new beginning. I met people here in Texas, so wonderful, so loving, so kind, so gentle. These three words I say unto you, man. Its plain and simple that what God wants us to do is just love.
We cant stop loving, he want us to love white, he wants us to love the black, the Jew, the Japanese, dont matter what nation you are. He want us to teach our children about him, because if we dont teach our children about loving God, they gonna perish. They gonna be wicked, they gonna be evil. Children need to be taught, ah, the black man is all right, he need to be taught that the white man all right, the Chinaman all right, the Filipino all right. Kids dont need to be taught hate. So you live, so you die. We all gonna reap what we sow. If we give hate, hate will come back unto us, and we gonna be sorry that we ever hate. If we give love, God will shower us with love. The Bible say knock and the door opens. So, you know, the only one we need to lean on is the lord. The Lord has never let me down, and I been through the storm and the water. There was never a day on my mind my mission was just to help someone, to motivate someone, to let them know that they can do it! If they can do it, dont look back! Dont look back, but look straight ahead. Keep talking to Jesus, and Lord have mercy.
I love New Orleans, I been born and raised. I love Texas; like I say, I dont know too much about Texas, you know what Im saying. I know that they showering us with a little love right now, but I do feel Texas is a whole new different from New Orleans. I know that what shine like gold aint necessarily gold. Everybody should help somebody if theres a big bomb dropped somewhere and people need help, volunteers come up, well now thats natural thing, but are it that way after its all over, or its just a smile thats turned upside down. I ask myself that. Well, Im not the one to pass on judgment, but like I say I think its just a little bit like New Orleans, but just a little bit better.
I still think theres something going on there. You know, the rich is still getting richer and the poor still getting poorer. With that picture alone that ought to tell you something. If the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, theres something wrong with it. Its not balancing itself. And the world is money-hungry people. Gimme the money, gimme the money, gimme the money, gimme the money, and they will step on you to get it. They will kill you to get it. They will put you in poverty to get it. Any means necessary to get the money. The Bible say the rich man has little chance to enter into heaven. Because he aint doing nothing but filling his own pockets.
Going up to beat slaves, using, abusing, that aint right. We got family. We got family to take care and love, but me, before Ill be a slave again, Ill be buried in my grave, and go on to the lord, man. Just to say Im free at last. Yes Ill be free at last one day, bro. Even though I have to go through this pain and suffering, man. Freedom coming for me one day. Its not the time yet for me, to die, because if it was Id have been gone. I got me on a mission soldier.
I never had a church to preach at. Im a walking preacher. Because, you know, I know sometimes, by getting a building, then you know I dont want to be like the Antichrist. They will take some of Gods words and they words, and twist it for cash. The church is in me. The building they go into, its just a building. They got all kind of buildings. This here, the Convention Center, could be the church. But it just a building. If your heart is right, you the church. You are the church. But the church wont save you. The building wont save you. Its in your heart, sir. Heart, mind, and soul.
And I really appreciate that you taken the time to listen, and I pray to God that something I said the words that I said, brother, you can look it up in the Bible and find it. Its gonna be true.
In Texas, Im hoping and praying now that God can send me in a peaceful area where I got peace, quiet. I pray that God send me around neighbors that feel the same way like I feel. Im some tired of racist stuff, so help me Jesus. Im so tired of hating. I dont want to be seeing no homosexual, lesbian, Im tired of seeing that type of stuff also too. Its time for a change. I feel that Im tired, I know the man up above tired all this foolishness. And all he wants us to do is love, its so plain and simple, but the government gonna be in big trouble. The president gonna be in big trouble. I wouldnt want they job because its hard job but if they dont want to do the things that the Lord tells them to do, they leaning to their own understanding. They are leaning to their own understanding. I think that they putting drugs out there for the individual, they keeping the people addicted
If a man passed by my door, Hey, buddy, looks like you need a shave. He dont have nowhere to go to shave. Sit down there, sir. Wait a minute, let me get a seat. Go get a seat for him, ask him if he hungry, bring my razor and my soap out, shave him, line him up, give him something to eat, and send him on his way. You see, thats what God wanted us to do. There was a time when people passed by sad and I get to talking to them and find out how their spirit was, they had God in them but needed a night of sleep somewhere. I would take them in my house. Draw them some water, little bubbles in there, and allow them to take a bath in my house, allow them to sleep there, feed them. And the one thing I tell you, too, is I got one thing out of that: Love. Blessing. What you can do for others, the Lord will do for you.
I really feel happy, man. Just talking with you, seeing the sun thats shining, knowing that my future gonna be all right here in Texas. Nothings gonna be able to stop me. If I die even in Texas, Im dying with the truth. Everybody have they time.
Sometime I get tired. When I look at the world, I get tired. I get tired because this world can be a better place than it is. We ought to be talking on little children, we ought to be talking on trying to stop the alcohol, we ought to be talking on stopping the drugs that floating in the city. Somebody gonna be charged for that. Somebody gonna be responsible for this trickery, psych-out game that they playing because its a trickery. Its a twilight zone were living in. This world become to be a twilight zone, and when you tell the truth and lift your head up to the sky, you may get blasted, killed, shot. But the Bible said if youre ashamed of me, Ill be ashamed of you. So, in other words, what hes saying, keep your head up and keep preaching. Dont be surprised one day you see me on television. Dont be surprised if you hear me on the radio. Im ready to tell the honest truth, sir. I aint gonna hold nothing back. If its my time to go, its all right.
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