I am writing this a few days before the big day. It is always interesting to remember the time before it all happened. Apparently this is a time we will forget because big things will happen on November 4.
Some radical groups, mostly in the U.S. have committed themselves to a violent uprising on one day. The promise is a threat to anyone who thinks differently than them. Some opponents think this promise is only bait, to make any opposers look bad and to get them arrested when they try to stop the uprising.
“Take To The Streets And Public Squares in cities and towns across the country continuing day after day and night after night—not stopping—until our DEMAND is met”
- RELATED: November 4 the day it begins
Are you ready?
I don’t know what will actually happen, maybe some angry demonstrations, but I am not worried about the action, I am afraid of the reaction. The police know more about this than us, and they have been getting ready for weeks.
My high school was a center for local radicals, many years ago. They had long hair and wore army surplus jackets, and they like to shout things at student assemblies. They also had violent demonstrations in a park near the police station.
One day the story went around our school that demonstrators had tried to rush the police station, and the police countered with a large angry dog. Possibly, the police let go of the leash, and the radical hippies ran away and never came back. There were no more demonstrations.
We also had the hockey riot of 2006, when our team won the final game.
It was dangerous, but it all ended with cold water from the fire department. You can see this on the video.
November 4 is a lesson for us ‘Count the cost before you do anything extreme; there is an opposing side.’ Jesus talked about this: “
Which of you, wishing to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost to see if he has the resources to complete it? Otherwise, if he lays the foundation and is unable to finish the work, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, ‘This man could not finish what he started to build.’
Or what king on his way to war with another king will not first sit down and consider whether he can engage with ten thousand men the one coming against him with twenty thousand? And if he is unable, he will send a delegation while the other king is still far off, to ask for terms of peace.” (Luke 14: 28 to 32)
I don’t think the radicals who threaten violence have counted the cost; boasting is too much fun.
Also in the Bible, the end will begin with a warrior on a white horse. You might know about the four horsemen of the apocalypse, who are also the first four seals, of the seven seals. Picture seven wax seals on a scroll, each broken until the scroll can be opened and read, and four horsemen, on a white horse, and then red, black and pale. The pale horse is death. These images come up often in literature and movies.
The sequence is 1) conquering 2) violence 3) famine 4) death and then violence against God’s people, which provokes a reaction from God. See the book of Revelation chapter 6; this is a large part of the apocalypse which leads to the second coming of Jesus. If you are wondering, the Antichrist and 666 appear in Revelation chapter 13.
The big picture is that proud and boastful people will light a fire, which will lead to explosive destruction, until God intervenes. November 4 might not be the final fire, but it easy to see how it will all end. We will be the authors of our own destruction.
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.
At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24: 7 to 14)