Update of Lawlessness and Violence

The New Normal, Permanent (5) Violence, Protest, Rebellion, Lawlessness and Anarchy; Thailand braces for another mass protest on anniversary of a past bloody crackdown

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.

The New Normal, Permanent (5) Violence, Protest, Rebellion, Lawlessness and Anarchy; Thailand braces for another mass protest on anniversary of a past bloody crackdown

Nicola Smith The Telegraph•October 13, 2020

Thailand is bracing for another mass student rally on Wednesday as pro-democracy protesters escalate their push to demand a new constitution, oust the prime minister and reform the Southeast Asian nation’s powerful monarchy. 

“The demands are not meant to overthrow but to make Thailand become a democratic country,” said Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, from the Students Union of Thailand, ahead of the event where crowds will gather at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument before moving to the prime minister’s offices to camp outside overnight. 

The Thai protests, which have lasted three months and drawn up to 100,000 people onto the streets, have added significance in October, a month which marks the grim anniversaries of two bloody crackdowns on student democracy movements in the 1970s.

Wednesday’s rally echoes another mass protest at the Democracy Monument on October 14, 1973 when 77 people protesting against military dictatorship were killed in clashes with security forces.

“14 October is a historic day. It was a day when students gathered against dictatorship, so we use this as our symbol against dictatorship as well,” said Anon Nampa, 36, a human rights lawyer who is one of nine activists recently charged with sedition for openly questioning the role of the revered monarchy. 

Today’s movement has so far remained peaceful but the spectre of past state-sponsored brutality still looms in the background. 

“I am worried and I think the government may use the violence toward us because they don’t want to get out of power” Ryo, a 22-year old student, told the Telegraph during one of many smaller daily rallies being held in Bangkok, this time at Ramkhamhaeng University.

Last week General Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the newly appointed army chief, told the local media that all “parties concerned” had “pledged that they will not resort to violence,” but he admonished protesters to calling for the reform of the monarchy, telling them to first reform themselves.

The army’s role was to protect the nation, religion, the King and the people. “I will do whatever it takes to ensure their security,” he said. 

John Winyu, a comedian running a popular political satire show, said he remained concerned about the safety of student protesters.

“I feel like the government, or the people who support the military government… are looking or waiting for some reason to have a bloody outcome,” he said, adding that the defence of the monarchy, a deified institution protected by strict lese majeste laws, could be used as the pretext for a crackdown. 

At the heart of the current protests was a longing for a genuine democratic system, he said. 

“The younger generation don’t see a future in front of them because the Thai people have been lied to for a very long time about being a real democracy,” he said. 

Fuelling the current protests is disillusionment with Thailand’s political system after the dubious dissolution in February of a popular opposition party, Future Forward, whose charismatic leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, garnered the third-largest share of seats in last year’s election and was particularly popular with young, first-time voters.

Many accused the military of taking unfair measures to entrench its political role and reinstall Prayuth Chan-ocha, the general who led a 2014 coup, as prime minister.  

The protests moved up a gear in June when a prominent Thai pro-democracy activist went missing from his home in Cambodia, triggering demands to stop harassing government critics.

Wanchalearm Sataksit, who was living in exile, was reportedly grabbed off the street in broad daylight and has not been heard of since. This led protesters to suspect the Thai state of orchestrating  his disappearance – a claim the authorities deny. 

Thailand has known generations of political unrest and activists have at times paid a heavy price. 

Last week, demonstrators paid tribute to the victims of a horrific massacre at Bangkok’s Thammasat University on October 6, 1976, when security forces opened fire on students protesting the return of the exiled former military dictator Thanom Kittikachorn.

Ultra-nationalist militias and vigilantes also moved in on the unarmed students who had been increasingly portrayed as enemies and disloyal to the monarchy. The victims were beaten, sexually assaulted, shot, and burned alive. 

Corpses had wooden stakes driven through their chests, while one of the most gruesome pictures of the aftermath shows a lifeless body hanging by the neck from a tree as a man from a crowd of onlookers prepares to hit it with a chair. 

Justice was never served and the campus attack, which officially slaughtered 46, but may have claimed more than 100 lives, remains an open wound. 

Thongchai Winichakul, then a student activist, escaped with his life but was imprisoned for two years afterwards. 

Now a professor of Southeast Asian history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he said that while 1970s students talked about “demolishing the establishment,” students today were more moderate, “pointing to the way out” by supporting reforms through parliamentary means. 

Today’s generation were taught little at school about the tumultuous 1970s, but it has not quelled their political activism. 

Protesters in 2020 have been more radical than their predecessors in breaking societal taboos by challenging the absolute authority of King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

“I have a dream that I want to have the institution of the monarchy being truly under the constitution.” Patsaravalee “Mind” Tanakitvibulpon, 25, an engineering student and one of the protest organisers, said. 

Her activism began after the 2014 coup. 

“I saw students get arrested. It made me wonder and start to question on how much freedom people have to express their opinions and feelings in this country which is claimed to be a democratic country,” she said. 

“Our demands are quite clear that we want to have a new constitution in order to fix the problems in this country and it’s clear that we don’t want to do sedition. We protest in peace.” 

The majority of protesters are students, but their demands span generations of activists who still hold out hope for change. 

Surachart Bamrungsuk, now a political science professor at Chulalongkorn University, also narrowly missed the 1976 bloodbath. 

“As a former student leader who was in jail from 1976-1978, I always feel that I have an obligation to support young generation to fight for a better society,” he said. 

“As a former political prisoner, I have committed myself to the democratic struggle for my country since democracy grants us freedom to choose who will run this country.”   

Night Watchman Note; We are to ‘be watchful’ in helping to understand today’s events as related to biblical prophecy. That is what ‘watchmen or women’ do. Jesus made clear that when He actually does come for His disciples, His wise and faithful servants would be aware of the time because they would be watching. They would know the season of the times by WATCHING those things ‘coming to pass or occurring’ as Jesus said they would. The ‘BENCHMARK SIGN(s)’ always point towards Israel / Jacob. God’s prophetic timepiece. The FALSE PEACE COVENANT confirmed by the Prince/Beast among MENA (the many) is the ‘key sign’ of the times or the season of the times. Yes, we are in that period. The Prince/Beast will likely confirm and enhance the current ‘normalization’ agreement with Jacob to be a ‘peace’ agreement, to be extended to 7 years from the current 5 years, to include some agreement permitting the rebuilding of the third temple in exchange for ‘some portion of Jerusalem.’ The current ‘investment’ period for the Palestinians stands at five (5) years. This will likely occur AFTER the Bride, Disciples or True Church is removed from the earth via the Rapture / Harpazo / Redemption / ‘Twinkling’.

Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

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 12:19Dearly 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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