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Two Florida Street Preachers Murdered for Sharing The Gospel

In Persecuted Church on March 20, 2011 at 2:19 am

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, says a prayer before laying flowers on SW 2nd Avenue in Boynton Beach where two street preachers were shot and killed in January.

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD [is] the death of his saints.

Although it has gotten minimal coverage, a terrible tragedy occurred on January 30, 2011. Steven Ocean and Tite Sifra, 23 and 24 years old respectively, were shot and killed after sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with an 18 year old teenager in Florida. The 18 year old, Jeriah Woody, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder. The news reports stated:

Woody’s phone reportedly rang and he turned and walked away to take the call. But then he turned around again and started walking towards the street preachers. Sufra approached him and Woody allegedly shot him in the head. Ocean tried to run away, but police said Woody allegedly shot him in the back and then walked up to him and shot him again in the head at point-blank range.
The police account is based on the third street preacher that was with Sufra and Ocean when they talked to Woody. The unidentified third minister had escaped by running in the opposite direction.

Both Ocean and Sifra came from difficult backgrounds and had run-ins with unlawful behavior as teens but turned their lives around once they became born-again Christians. From that point they became ministers and regularly reached out to the youth of their area trying to encourage them to give up the lifestyle they had both experienced and seek a godly life by salvation in Jesus Christ. According to Ocean’s sister: “They go around and minister to boys and say where they came from,” the sister said. “They did that all day and all night.” Their frequent witnessing to gang members, leading them out of a life of violence and crime, led to a lot of resentment of them by gang members in their area and was the suspected motivation behind the shooting according to the Christian Defense Coalition.

Tite Sufra

This is truly a sad event, but a sign of how much things are changing in America. While we have documented the persecution of Christians overseas, where some can be jailed or killed for even possessing a Bible, this level of anti-Christian hostility has not been seen in the United States.

As believers we should lament over fallen saints of the Lord Jesus Christ. But also remember that we too have the same mission and command from Jesus: go forth into the world and spread the Gospel. Despite this tragic end, these two young saints were victorious! It is our obedience that God wants. And they obeyed to the very end.

Where Is the Media Coverage?

With such a stunning crime occurring right here in the United States, where is the news coverage of this event? One has to search and search to find any stories from any of the major news outlets. Why have we seen no comments from the Attorney General about potential hate crimes? Where is the ACLU and other advocacy groups who seek to protect “victims of hate” and discrimination? They seem to be silent in the face of Christian persecution.

Why The Gospel is So Important

Stephen Ocean

Once you are certain that you are a born again Christian, this is your main mission and purpose in the world. The last command Jesus gave to Christians was: “..repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations.. 48And ye are witnesses of these things.” (Luke 24) And it does not require traveling to a foreign country to spread the Good News. It can start right in your own home.

Are you too frustrated with family members to continue to share God’s Word with them? Do you feel too embarrassed to testify to God’s greatness and His grace when at social events? Are you a student worried that your friends will laugh and mock you if you start speaking to them about their eternal destiny? If so, hopefully the courage and bravery of these two young Christian men will inspire you to overcome your own anxieties to witness to those around you. If you are too scared to witness to strangers at this point, share the Gospel with family and friends. If that is too challenging, then just leave tracts in public places where they can be picked up and read by others. We can all do our part to share God’s Word and help plant seeds that can lead to souls being saved.

Pray for strength and also pray for the young man who killed them. that in this horrible sin, he can understand that the victims of this crime were only trying to make sure he would be forgiven for all the sins he had committed in his life, including this one. And as long as he is alive, Jesus is still waiting to forgive him. With repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior, even this young men, who killed two Christians can have all his sins forgiven. And that is the beauty of the Gospel. Spread the Word.

Romans 10: 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!


Katy Perry’s “E.T.” Lyrics And Video — Alien Deception Strikes Again

In Entertainment, Nephilim/Aliens on March 18, 2011 at 12:13 am

The Eyes Have It -- Like Many Artists Before Her, Katy Perry Seems to Be Showing The Same Signs

“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon [money].” — Matthew 6:24

As has been mentioned on the Spirit and Truth radio show, there is going to be an upcoming series on the many pop stars today who use their music and videos to promote subliminal and sometimes extremely blatant occult and satanic imagery. But before the large study is complete, the Katy Perry song, E.T., deserves its own blog. In our most recent article on Alien Deception we looked at the ABC series “V” and focused on several points that involve Bible Prophecy: 1) The account of Genesis 6 describes a time when fallen, rebellious angels took human women as wives and had children with them. 2) These hybrid offspring, referred to as the Nephilim, were a race of “supermen” who started to dominate the Earth with violence which lead to The Lord God bringing on the flood in which only Noah and his family were spared and then instructed to repopulate the Earth once the flood waters subsided and 3) The modern day UFO/alien phenomena if it exists at all is nothing but the activity of fallen angelic or demonic beings manifesting themselves before their prophesied return during the end time’s Great Tribulation. In the meantime, much of pop culture seems to be referencing this alien/angelic phenomena as if preparing society for this future age when the “sons of god” will once again return to the Earth. Katy Perry’s song E.T. seems to be following right along with this pattern.

The Genesis 6 Account

It is very important to understand what the Bible states about evil, fallen angelic beings coming to Earth at the time before the flood of Noah’s day. In our initial article we referenced the Nephilim, the hybrid offspring of the fallen angels of Genesis 6, who came to Earth, took human women as wives and had children with them:

Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. 3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

This illicit union by rebellious angels led to the global flood in which Noah and his family were spared on the ark. The angels who committed this sin were then punished with imprisonment in the bottomless pit.

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

Both passages reference angels who were imprisoned for fornication-related sins in the time of Noah. The angels who participated in the “marriage” with women were sentenced by God to be imprisoned in the bottomless pit until the time “judgment of the great day.” It is this author’s belief this time period is the “Day of The Lord”, the end times outpouring of God’s wrath on the unbelieving world which commences at the opening of the 6th seal of Revelation Chapter 6. Also interesting to note is that in the supernatural appearance of these beings, their faces are like those of human men (also of note is that the King of the bottomless pit is Appolyon, which is just another name for the ancient god Apollo). And the Bible prophesies that in the end times Great Tribulation, there will be a return of these angelic beings back to Earth and a return to their interaction and attempted relations with humanity.

Aliens are in fact…demons?

It is this author’s contention that what is thought of as the UFO/alien phenomena is actually spiritual in nature. The beings that have been reportedly seen throughout time are angelic and demonic manifestations. Several experts in the field of paranormal activity and UFO’s have weighed in on the subject:

“UFO behaviour is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it… the modern UFO -nauts and the demons of past days are probably identical.” -Dr. Pierre Guerin, FSR Vol. 25, No. 1

“The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon…” – John A. Keel, “UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse”

“We believe that the cultural preparations (or deliberate conditioning) of the world to view our alien visitors as powerful and highly evolved saviors makes the UFO phenomena the perfect motif for the Antichrist to exploit when he ascends to power. His ability to perform supernatural signs and wonders, his comprehensive plan for the peaceful unification of mankind and his connection to or origin from god-like alien entities will engender the masses to follow him into the biggest deception in history.” – published Missler & Eastman, Alien Encounters pp. 295-296

So could it be that what people are experiencing is actually a spiritual encounter? The song E.T. seems to hint at this from the very first stanza.

The Song “E.T.”

Images from the new "E.T" Video

The song appears to be a tribute to a lover/boyfriend who is an alien. While the song can easily be summarized as just a comparison of ‘an amazing boyfriend’ to an alien, the lyrics have a much more sinister tone:

You’re so hypnotizing
Could you be the devil
Could you be an angel

So from the onset, we see the song getting right to the point: it starts of by saying “Could you be the devil”! The hypnotizing effect of this “lover” is so strong that Perry compares him to Satan himself. This is then followed by the question of whether the “E.T.” is an angel. From the Bible, we can clearly answer both questions with an emphatic “yes.”

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

In this passage, the Apostle Paul is commenting on deception. There were people at that time claiming to be Christians and infiltrating the church, but they were preaching a false message that was not Biblical. In explaining this Paul says that this type of deception should not be a surprise because Satan can actually transform himself into an Angel of Light. This is a very important passage because it shows that we as humans can actually see angels. But just because we see one, does not mean that they are actually good. Satan and his angels can disguise their appearance to appear benevolent, loving and full of “light.”

Your touch magnetizing
Feels like I am floating
Leaves my body glowing

Often in alien abduction scenarios reported on news sites or documentaries, alleged victims of abductions report being pulled into the air or floating up to alien vessels. However the same phenomena is also reported in witchcraft. The clear message is that the “alien” in question is seductive.

They say be afraid
You’re not like the others
Futuristic lover
Different DNA
They don’t understand you

“They say be afraid..” well we presume websites like these are the “they” warning against this type of deception. But here is where the song takes another very powerful message and plays it off as teen love. Perry comments that her ET is “not like the others” and has a “different DNA.” Once again, we are seeing referenced to the DNA aspect of the alien deception. As described in the “V” series article, there seems to be a heavy emphasis on angelic beings focusing on human DNA once they return to Earth. And we know that human DNA will be a major part of the final end times Kingdom as described in the book of Daniel. In Daniel Chapter 2, the prophet Daniel interprets the dream of Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. The dream involved a giant statue with body parts that represented a series of great Kingdoms throughout history. The final kingdom however, has a very unique description:

40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

The final Kingdom on Earth before the Second Coming of Christ Jesus The Lord, appears to be a “hybrid” Kingdom represented by iron and clay. And one of the factions of this kingdom will try to “mingle themselves with the seed of men.” This is a very powerful passage as it is discussing human reproduction. The Biblical term “seed” is always in reference to the conception and birthing process. And the “seed of men” is a reference to human reproduction. So who are the “they” that are trying to mingle with humanity? It’s not aliens, it is the fallen angelic beings repeating their sins of Genesis chapter 6.

Your from a whole other world
A different dimension
You open my eyes
And I’m ready to go
Lead me into the light

The occult and satanic references continue here. Interestingly enough Perry makes the point that his blog has been driving home in every alien article. There are not “extra-terrestrial beings.” What is being viewed as aliens are in fact inter-dimensional beings. They are spiritual beings, not life from another planet. And here Perry shows her agreement. We then see her show the great benefits of her ET. This futuristic lover has opened her eyes. And of course, this reference goes right back to Satan in the Garden of Eden, and the deception he used on Eve to lead her into sinning against The Lord:

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Notice Satan’s initial plan of attack and deception. The first thing he does is misquote The Lord by asking if God told Eve that she could not eat ANY of the fruit of the Garden. In addition to lying to Eve by changing the words God had said in instructing Adam and Eve, Satan then made his grand offer for why sinning by eating from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil would be worth it: your eyes shall be opened. This occult reference to eyes being opened and achieving “godhood” is the primary goal of many occult orders and secret societies throughout the ages.

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me
Infect me with your love and

Take me, ta-ta-take me
Wanna be a victim
Ready for abduction

And here is the union. It all leads back to the alien/angelic being having relations with the human woman. The lyrics speak for themselves in this regard. As we have shown in previous articles, this concept is being promoted in pop culture more frequently by the day. This ad for Axe Body Spray is just one example

UPDATE: The E.T. Video

One of Perry's alien forms in the video

Now that the video for “E.T.” has come out, an updated analysis was necessary. The video is actually mundane by Hollywood standards as most of it are shots of Parry and co-artist Kanye West floating in space. While Perry is obviously intended to resemble an alien of some sort (who seems to be shape-shifting as the song continues), the true message in the video is not revealed until the end. It can be viewed here.

Along with the images of Perry floating in space, there are shots of a scorched and devastated Earth, with piles of charred rubble giving allusions to a post-apocalyptic setting (brief images show a case from a museum with a stuffed pigeon in it and a message indicating they had gone in extinct in the “year 2030”). Amidst the rubble, there is a small robot that appears to be powered off. Once the alien Perry leaves space and comes down to Earth, she touches the head of the robot, to reveal the image of a human face in it. She then touches the center of the robot and “brings it to life” with illuminated light now bursting from the robot’s midsection. As it rises, she then kisses the robot and light descends on the two:

The robot then transforms into a man who is bathed in light. And soon a shot reveals that Perry’s alien character’s lower section is actually that of a horse or a similar kind of animal. Thus the alien/son of god has come down to Earth, given illumination to humanity through sexual union and ushered in a new era. The old world is clearly depicted as destroyed. The alien brings in the new world. The light that the two beings look into is so bright, that even the alien needs to put on sunglasses.

The union that leads to "illumination"

Again, the idea of the angelic beings ushering in a new age is one that is embraced by the New Age movement. We have quoted noted Theosophist Benjamin Creme on this subject and again we see the New Age view on “aliens”: “…if humanity knew that the spacecraft in our skies were not ‘aliens’ but were here to aid and alleviate the suffering of humanity on this planet, and with their obviously far more advanced technology, people would demand that they are openly welcomed and their superior teaching made available to them.”

The deception is that aliens or ascended masters are here to help humanity, solve all of our problems and ultimately, help us achieve godhood as first falsely promised by the chief “E.T.”, Satan. This message can take so many forms and varieties in the many schools of thought that comprise the New Age Movement. But do not be deceived! What is important to remember is that these beings who are being channeled, spoken to and anticipated to return, are demonic. These are beings who are seeking humanity’s destruction and are not coming to help us. They are fallen angelic beings who are given one last return to Earth as part of the end times judgment:

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. ..  7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. 10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

These are some of the fallen, evil angelic beings who return to Earth during the final end time Great Tribulation period. Notice the description: Like Perry’s character at the end of the video, they are hybrid beings, part-human, part-beast. Interestingly, they are described as being “like unto horses”, and we see in the video, Perry has legs that are similar to a horse’s. They also are described as having faces of men (which can be interpreted as just meaning human faces) and the hair of women. Finally, the fallen angels from the pit have metal breastplates which Perry also happens to be wearing in the video. If this seems like too much of a coincidence or that maybe it’s all just a coincidence, just remember that we as humans get inspiration from all sorts of sources. We know the Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit. It does not seem a stretch to say that evil spirits can inspire as well.

Katy’s Background

Katy Perry is now famously or infamously known for first being a “Christian” recording artist. She wears a tattoo that reads “Jesus” on her wrist. Her parents were very devoted Pentecostal ministers who “spoke in tongues” in the charismatic fashion (which is unbiblical). At just 17 she was being trumpeted as a part of a new generation of Christian singers. It is still baffling that so many church across the nation are pushing young children into the same music industry that is producing so much sin-glorifying music (to her parents credit, they have at least publicly criticized Perry’s raunchy pop music). Since leaving that Christian music scene behind, Perry has taken a turn towards sexed-up, raunchy and sin-filled imagery. She is constantly parading in skimpy outfits, showing off as much as flesh as possible. While her videos are filled with sexual innuendo (so much so, that I have opted not to put images from them in this article). In her smash hit song, “California Gurlz”, Perry invokes a great deal of occult imagery, while being played off as a happy, teen in a candy filled play world. Perry at one point is walking through a virtual forest made of candy canes. The tall candy canes then turn into serpents. Perry then climbs a candy cane to the sky, at which point she is then seen nude floating on a cloud. And gives a knowing at the camera that everything is okay now. The serpent leading to ascension leading to godhood, once again.

Perry’s rise to fame occurred with her mega-hit single “I Kissed a Girl” a song which celebrates homosexual exploration by young girls. How anyone who claims to still be a Christian could make a song such as this, is mind boggling (unless of the course, the person is a not a Christian). Perry has become a hit with a huge following of young girls and teens. Like many young female stars before, professing to be “Christian”, Perry has achieved star status by promoting sexual promiscuity, sinful rebellion and a complete lack of regard for anything Christian. Many artists and entertainers claim their belief in God while their fruits, actions and words show a whole different agenda. Again, we can only warn parents to keep this music and sin-filled influence out of your homes. As Christians we are to not part with the unfruitful work of darkness.

What Does the Bible Say?

To no surprise, The Lord has strong words for the type of influence Ms. Perry is wielding in the world today. Matthew 18:6 reads: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea..” The corruption of children and the youth is a very serious offense. Ms. Perry’s music (her album is called “Teenage Dream”) is targeting young adolescent girls and encouraging them to run into sinful behavior. Meanwhile with the major media sources backing her and promoting her, families across the world are deceived into seeing her as a “bubbly pop star” who is suitable for their children to listen to. And this is just deception.


The lyrics of the “E.T.” song are just one more example of the strange and stunning references to Bible prophecy and the occult in the pop culture entertainment of today. Is this a part of predictive programming, aimed at the subconscious of music listeners to prepare them for a future age when “E.T.” do arrive on Earth? Is it all just a means to confuse the belief system of society’s youth? Either is possible. There is no question however, that that the music and imagery is promoting sinful rebellion. As Christians, we should always use discernment with any entertainment we allow into our homes or to pass in front of our eyes. And we should know to look at the fruits of an artist, not just their statements about their faith. As for Ms. Perry, we should pray for her to have true, Biblical repentance and start to truly serve The Lord instead of money.

Here is Ms. Perry in her own words summing up her ascent in the music industry.