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.
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.
Luke 21:25, Distress of Nations.
Past 10 Days. Increasing ‘Distress of Nations’, (5) Lawlessness, Violence, Rebellion, Protest and Anarchy; Israel Police Amp Up Forces, Brace for Larger Crowds at anti-Netanyahu Protest in Jerusalem
Haaretz, August 2020
Israel Police are preparing to deploy in large numbers at the protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, as organizers say they expect a far larger turn-out than in previous weeks.
The demonstration is expected to include a march from the Chords Bridge, located at the entrance to the city, to Paris Square, near the prime minister’s official residence in Balfour street. Police have not officially authorized the march, and attempted to forcefully break up a similar march at last week’s protest.
The Black Flag movement, one of the main groups involved in organizing the protests, said Thursday that more than twice as many people had signed up for organized transportation to the protest than in previous weeks. The online registration site for the organized transportation says that buses will shuttle protesters to Jerusalem on Saturday evening from 86 different locations across Israel.
Jerusalem Police made some changes to their configuration in response to criticism of their heavy-handed response to the protests. Acting Israel Police chief stood by the force, saying that it was “not political” and was missioned to safeguard the right to protest.
“We have reached a crossroads, which requires us all to pause,” Motti Cohen said on Friday, “and analyze where we are headed as one people and a democratic society that wants to survive.”
Jerusalem Police Chief Doron Yedid will personally oversee police forces at the demonstration and outside Netanyahu’s official residence. A lower ranking officer, Zion Precinct Commander Brig. Gen. Ofer Shomer, had been responsible for crowd control at the previous protests.
Chief Superintendent Niso Guetta, who had been questioned by the Justice Ministry’s internal investigations unit after he was filmed beating protesters last week, will be deployed again at this Saturday’s protest.
The Crime Minister organization petitioned the High Court of Justice to force police to provide an explaination for why Guetta was not suspended from duty for the protests. The group has demanded that Yedid “take the expected steps and immediately clarify the reasons for putting Guetta back on duty” despite an ongoing investigation on his behavior “and despite the public sensitivity and criticism given the possibility that the officer is suspected of involvement in four instances of serious assault.”
Chief Superintendent Shlomi Bachar, chief of operations for the Jerusalem district, said in a briefing to reporters that “Niso Guetta is an operations officer of the Zion district and will arrive and function as necessary. We operate professionally and so shall the officer.” He said police were preparing “to facilitate the right to protest and the right to demonstrate although no application has been submitted to hold an orderly demonstration…. In order for us to allow a march a request must be filed and we have proven that we shall allow this to happen.”
The Black Flags group said in response that “a letter on the issue was sent out on Sunday to the acting police chief. Unfortunately there has been no response to that letter.”
Yedid has complained that last week protesters had had a confrontational attitude toward police forces. Responding at a session of the Knesset Internal Affairs Committee to complaints of violence on the part of police at the protest, Yedid said some of the organizations involved had announced on their websites ‘we are coming for war’ and came looking for confrontation with security forces.
Acting Police Chief Motti Cohen commented that the critics should be listened to “attentively” but that “there’s a discourse that is offensive, destructive and which sometimes borders on incitement, and this must be halted immediately.”
He called for demonstrators to heed police instructions, and urged that “we reduce the level of anger together and make sure we remain as one people, a democratic society alive and breathing with solidarity, friendship and a secure future.”
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.
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