Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Mark 3:24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
Mark 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Luke 12:53The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can be interpreted that lawlessness and violence shall abound, including at the civil level.
Luke 21-25 ‘Distress of Nations’
‘Love Waxing Cold Among Many,’ Increasing (5) Lawlessness, Violence, Rebellion, Protest and Anarchy; More than 60 (6) protesters arrested in Louisville amid demonstration over death of Breonna Taylor
Hayes Gardner, Emma Austin, Lucas Aulbach and Joel Shannon, USA TODAY NETWORK
August 25, 2020, 6:45 PM EDT·4 mins read
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — What organizers called a “massive demonstration” over the death of Breonna Taylor led to the arrests of more than 60 protesters on Tuesday afternoon.
The demonstration marks the end of BreonnaCon, a four-day event meant to draw attention to her case. The event was organized by New York-based social justice organization Until Freedom, which was behind the July sit-in at Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s house that resulted in 87 arrests. The group’s leaders have been in Louisville for the past month to lead protests in the name of Taylor and racial justice.
Louisville Metro Police Department Interim Chief Robert Schroeder said at a news briefing Tuesday afternoon that 64 people were arrested and charged with obstructing a roadway and disorderly conduct.
Schroeder said he wasn’t aware of plans for further protesting Tuesday evening but that officers would be ready to respond if necessary.
The arrests happened after at least 300 protesters gathered at South Central Park earlier in the afternoon, chanting Breonna Taylor’s name. They planned to march to the Louisville Metro Police Training Academy.
“We are here to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor,” Until Freedom co-founder Linda Sarsour said Tuesday.
Police officers blocked a street and sidewalk along the protest route.
“It is illegal to block the road. Please get out of the road, or you will be arrested,” police announced as dozens of officers wearing helmets, face screens and holding wooden sticks, halted the progress of the march.
Police allowed protesters to pass on a sidewalk in the area.
When police announced it is illegal to block a road, protesters yelled back “it’s illegal to murder.”
People who tried to pass the line of police officers were arrested. After the arrests began, the crowd shrunk significantly in size. Sarsour was among those arrested.
The Louisville Metro Police Department designated Tuesday as an “All Work-Day,” meaning all LMPD personnel will be available for duty.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer previously said his hope and expectation is that the protests will be peaceful.
“Violence or property destruction is unacceptable and will be addressed immediately,” Fischer said.
Protests in Louisville have continued for 89 days as local marchers demand systemic change and the prosecution of the three police officers involved in the death of Taylor, a Black woman who was unarmed when she was fatally shot in her apartment during a narcotics raid that turned up no drugs.
Cameron, who is speaking Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, recently said his office does not plan to make an announcement regarding the case this week.
The Not F****** Around Coalition, a national Black militia, demonstrated in downtown Louisville on July 25 and said it would return four weeks later, which was this past Saturday. But the group has made no indication that it will be in town Tuesday. Instead, the group announced intentions to return to Louisville on Sept. 5, the day of the Kentucky Derby.
Participants in its events over the weekend were asked to sign release of liability waivers that stated, “I am aware that these activities are hazardous activities and that I could be seriously injured or even mortality.”
Sarsour has called the fact that LMPD will be using its entire police force on Tuesday a “provocation.”
“We’re really looking at this as a march, mobilizing as many people as we can,” she said. “There may be a disruption, there may be some sort of civil disobedience, but that’s up to the Louisville Metro Police Department, it’s not up to us.”
Adrian Baker, an activist and the student body president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, was one of the 87 arrested on July 14, and he noted that Until Freedom does not have a history of violent action.
“There will be no peace until we find justice, but we will be nonviolent,” Baker said.
BreonnaCon included a press conference Monday with the families of Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and other Black people who were killed in police shootings. Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Taylor’s family, called it “a fraternity that no parent wants to be in.”
Several speakers also addressed Jacob Blake, a 29-year old Black man who was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sunday night, which has further sparked protests across the country. Blake is reportedly in serious condition.
“This continues to happen,” Sarsour said Monday. “This is not a story of the past.”
In His Service,
Night Watchman Ministries
Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!
Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:
The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)
A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.
. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).
. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).
B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.
. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).
C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.
. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).
. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).
. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).
. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).
. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).
. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).
. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).
. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).
. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).
. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).
. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).
. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).
True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:
Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.
Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.