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Editor’s Note:  Earlier we heard a Black Lives Matter leader call for the tearing down of “Jesus statues” and churches as the ever-widening circle of offenders includes white depictions of Jesus. Starting with the confederate statues, the tearing down and defacing did not stop there. We have seen statues of General Jackson, President Lincoln, Francis Scott Key, Teddy Roosevelt, an American missionary, and other non-confederate statues defaced, toppled and removed. It is clearly not about the individual people or the ideals they represent, it is about dismantling the establishment and the foundations of our nation. This insightful commentary below uses history to describe what mobs do in civilizations where mass statue vandalizing has happened. Read on.  And pray.

From The Federalist:

For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as the targets have ranged from rulers to clergy, from tyrants to helpless, and from the guilty to the innocent, the outcomes have ranged from victory to defeat depending on the society’s strength and will. The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after, however, is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.

In 1790, mobs looted and pillaged Paris’s treasured Notre Dame. To the revolutionaries, the cathedral symbolized everything that was wrong with France’s history and society — a history of kings, tradition and religion, and a society beset by royal injustice and systemic inequality.

Over the next three years, the 12th-century church’s riches and artifacts were stripped, stolen, and destroyed, their remnants hidden by the faithful and sold off by the faithless. Statues of the Virgin Mary were removed and statues to the Goddess of Liberty took their place on desecrated altars.

At nearby Sainte-Chapelle, the revolution pulled the apostles from the pedestals where they had stood watch over Christ’s Crown of Thorns. The 12 statues were vandalized and buried — half so badly they are still undergoing attempts at restoration. As the destruction of religious art unfurled, priests who did not swear allegiance to the new order and those who aided them were sentenced to death.

Back at the cathedral, the revolutionary government mistook the 28 statues of the kings of ancient Judah for French kings (rich old men and all), dragging them into the public square for decapitation. Their buried heads were not rediscovered for nearly 200 years.

In the Place de Louis XV, the large statue of the square’s namesake was torn down and the plaza renamed Place de la Revolution. A guillotine was raised, and the “liberated” space would see the execution of more than 1,200 prisoners, from King Louis XVI and his wife to the executions’ ringleader himself, Maximilien Robespierre.

Seventeen hundred years before, Pliny the Younger described Emperor Domitian’s golden statues “rudely battered down, and made a sacrifice to public joy” amidst his toppling and assassination.

It was a sport and pastime to humble those [statues’] exalted heads, to make them prostrate and kiss the ground, to maul them with hammers, to hew them with hatchets, as if at every stroke blood and pain had been to follow. None was so moderate in the venting of his raptures, none so sober in his overflowing joys, but that he thought it a luscious piece of revenge to see their mangled limbs, their dissevered joints, and finally their grim and ghastly images divested of all their borrowed majesty, and thrown into the flames to be melted down into better use and service.

In the United States, mob vandalism began in 2017 with a statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier, escalating to Confederate officers and Gen. Robert E. Lee, who died a nationally recognized champion of peaceful American reconciliation. When critics, including President Donald Trump, worried the iconoclasm would continue to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, they were mocked by left-wing reporterscolumnists and hosts, from the once-respected New York Times to the poncy and excitable John Oliver.

“I’ll tell you where it stops,” the Comedy Central talker yipped: “Somewhere! Any time someone asks ‘Where does it stop,’ the answers’ always f—ing somewhere. You might let your kid have Twizzlers, but not inject black tar heroin. You don’t just go, ‘Well, after the Twizzlers, where does it stop?’”

But rioters are not children with candy, and less than three years later statues of Washington and Jefferson were defaced and torn from their pedestals. The World War II Memorial to America’s actual anti-fascists was spray-painted, along with the Lincoln Memorial. A northern abolitionist boycotted in the South was splashed with blood-red paint and had a noose hung around his neck.

A relief of heroic black Union soldiers was vandalized, the hero of the Union Army was torn from his slab, and a monument to three black victims of racial violence was defiled. A statue of Saint Junípero Serra was pulled down days later, with one supporter calling for his bones to be dug up and desecrated.

Sacred religious statues depicting Christ as light-skinned “are a form of white supremacy… Tear them down,” race-baiting activist Shaun King wrote Monday afternoon. “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.”

On Friday, a statue of a Confederate soldier was strung up and hanged from a lamppost in a ghastly warning of things to come.

Policemen and reporters have been attacked, while mayors and journalists have defended the riots as “mostly peaceful.” When an historic church across from the White House was set ablaze, its leader welcomed the mob and decried the president. She was joined in her outreach by Washington’s Catholic archbishop, and the mayor named the street after the mob. Monday night as I write, her church has been freshly defaced and the mob has declared the mayor’s street their “autonomous zone.”

The same evening across the country, the second shooting in just days led the mayor of Seattle to announce the mob’s armed and walled “autonomous zone” would be dismantled. For the previous two weeks, the mayor had withdrawn police from the precinct station and surrounding area, ceding downtown to King Mob to victimize and terrorize small business owners and each other at will.

“Does anybody here know what happened to the people who did not get on board with the French Revolution?” a member of the mob shouted into a megaphone a week prior.

“Chopped!” the mob chanted its violent response.

A society that believes in itself builds monuments, a sick society does not, and a dying society watches as they are torn down. While Roman kings, French monks, American Tories, and Russian tsarists were unable to defeat the revolutions that first tore down their symbols, today in the United States we are simply unwilling.

Blood is already spilling, with civilian defenders, bystanders, workers, and rioters killed and seriously injured in cities all across the country. Without a committed and targeted crackdown on this disorder and its leaders, the committed and targeted killings of their opponents and critics will come next.

The increasingly violent mobs in our streets are chanting for it, and the revolts of human history have come to it every time. You can be sure the ghost of King Mob will see it done. He always does.

(From The Federalist. Article by Christopher Bedford.)

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July 2, 2020

“Lord, help us! Give us courage, faith and boldness through You, our Lord Jesus Christ. We pray for the eternal souls of those predominantly young people occupying our streets. For their hate-filled hearts and minds we pray repentance, peace and restoration. Lord, may they be restored in your mercy. May they experience You as the Apostle Paul on the Road to Damascus experienced you!”

Edward Aguirre
July 1, 2020

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June 30, 2020

Almighty Father, Lord God of the Universe, we ask you for help in this hour of need. Bind the forces of evil and let their plans self destruct, causing a harvest of righteousness and multitudes to know the truth behind all the chaos we are in. Expose the evil, bring in the harvest of souls, let your light shine in this darkness and illumine the souls for eternity. Let this be the greatest turnaround for the kingdom of heaven that has ever been known, millions to know your character and love, your grace and your freedom, your cleansing blood shed over the world to overtake the plans of the enemy and redeem the sins of the world. Let it be so Lord Jesus, in your name and power we pray and believe.

Gina Cook
June 29, 2020

My daughter has been involved in the Black lives matter and has developed a hatred in her heart toward me,
that I have never seen before. Yesterday she told me she hated me and she wanted to punch me. Please pray for her. Her name is Gloria. The Lord this morning spoke to me to read 2 Timothy 3. It is coming true before our eyes. We are praying!

    Karen Sholar
    June 29, 2020

    prayers for you both Gina and all parents whose children are a part of this movement. love in Christ.

    Phil C
    June 29, 2020

    So sorry to hear that Gina. That is what happens when people forget God. that is what happened to Nazi Germany, the nation forgot God and they were able to turn children against their parents. as the Bible says it will happen. A most tragic outcome. I don’t know what are you going to do about your daughter but please be careful much disrespect in her words. You have my prayers

Mary Johnson
June 29, 2020

Almighty God,Precious Jesus, Blessed Holy Spirit, l cry out to you for mercy. Please forgive us for allowing You to be removed from our schools,for ignoring the myth of separation church and state , for condoning abortion,for engaging in past segregation, for accepting sexual perversion and all our sins. Please help us turn from our wicked ways. I thank You for America- that in spite of our sins, she is still the most wonderful country in the world. We love her and cherish her and our hearts are broker for her. We are in a fight for her soul. Save us Lord from the tyranny of the Marxist mob. Give our leaders the will, the wisdom,the power and supernatural plan to quell this insurrection. Mercy, Lord.

Emma Van Iwaarden
June 27, 2020

God Help Us!!!

Phil C
June 27, 2020

I don’t know how far these riots are going to go, personally I believe they will continue until election time and if President Trump gets re-elected they will tear down and destroy anything on their path, how far they may go? well I don’t think that other people lives really matters to them, keeping in line with the above article on the history of riots and destruction it may just be the case here, President Trump has a difficult decision in front of him and they know it. If he uses force to break these riots then the media will portray him as Tyrant and a killer, if he refrains then they will say he is weak and incompetent. What is the solution here? God and only God and our resource is prayers and more prayers and hoping that the TRUE church becomes the mouth piece to bring a message forward, with God’s help, to reach people’s hearts and help them to see how they have become to be pawns of the evil one to farther his schemes of rebellion and destruction. I saw one the leaders of this movement saying that Jesus was his Lord and Savior and that Jesus was black because the Bible say He had hair white as wool, We don’t know what Jesus looked like but I know very well that the passage in Rev. 1:14 describing the vision of Jesus The emphasis there is on the “White” not wool nor snow and it is metaphorical of His purity and wisdom and perhaps His eternity but my question to the man would be if Jesus were white would He still be his Savior?

    Liz Trimble
    June 30, 2020

    There are spiritual forces at work over our nation that is behind all of this chaos. The Lord showed me that the spirits of rebellion, murder greed and pride are what is being stired up.We as believers that are spirit filled have been given all power and authority over the wickedness in the heavenly places. The realm of the spirit. We must take authority over these spirits . We must take a ton and battle against this wickedness by binding up these evil spirits and loosing the peace of God , loose love and harmony over the people of our nation. Pray for conviction of sin and their need for a savior.

Elia Guarneri
June 27, 2020

You know my friend and I were discussing about this very thing. We were talking about getting a goken statutes in place of the regular ones, but with a difference- Put electrical wiring in the statues, having a golden TRump statue to replce the ones taken down, Trump with his MAGA hat on with his knees on Nancy Polsei’s head or Chuck Shummer’s head.
If they want to take down statues how about the police officer who put his knee on George Flyod as a golden statue that has a plaque reading “thank you for your potests – have a nice day” If you want to protest fine, but don’t burn down homes and businesses that you depend on to live. It is stupid, to do such things. I could sent a plague or force an asteroid down if they want to die that badly. REmember that the two witnesses have power over all the forces of nature and the plagues of Egypt, so it is not a small thing for me. Let them do want they want unless it causes unneccesssary deaths. Then I have to deal harshly with them.

    June 30, 2020

    We believers need to remember our battle is NOT against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness! Satan is raging for his time is short.
    Put on the armor of God daily and battle in prayer for our nation. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all flesh, that those in darkness will turn to Jesus as Lord and Savior. Pray for the sleepy, lukewarm Church to awaken and return to their first love-Jesus!
    And to lovingly stand for biblical truth and not waiver!
    The Lord’s coming is very near! Not only is Jesus’hand on the door… but He is turning the doorknob.

Betty J Lewis
June 27, 2020

I agree that we need President Trump back in office for another 4 years. But Lord, forgive us (the body of Christ) for making him an idol. Forgive us for thinking this is just going to happen without a fight. You are using this Cyrus for such a time as this. We give you all the glory for everything that he has accomplished in these last 3.5 years. We will continue to realize that you are the one that we look to and not man. Forgive us Lord. I repent personally. This man and his administration you have used greatly to accomplish much and weekly he is still doing so. We must defend the beachheads that he has conquered and grab hold of Heaven’s offensive in our strategies and tactics to take back the territory that has been stolen. As the church we must stop the whining over man made statues. It takes our minds off what God is really saying and what Satan is really doing.
We need Special Op’s teams to see behind enemy lines and tell what the enemies next steps are. That can only be done with the direction of the Holy Spirit. Time is out, has been out for breakthrough prayers we need breakthrough and overthrow spiritual warfare. We can talk about it all day, but the rubber (our knees) need to meet the road bowed in the secret place in intercessory warfare. We should partner with the Angel Armies, God’s Word. Worship in Spirit and in truth and the prophetic word coming from God’s true prophets. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in the pulling down of strongholds. Leaders that stand having done all to stand. Stand with their full armor on. Teach your people pastors how to pray. God is confronting a prayerless church. He is confronting a church that is doing our own way and not His. Call prayer meetings daily. WE ARE WARRING FOR THE HARVEST TO COME IN AND A LOT OF THEM ARE ONES WHO ARE PULLING DOWN STATURES, RIOTING, LOOTING, SCREAMING BLM. THE HEARTS OF MAN HAVE TO CHANGE BEFORE CHANGE WILL COME AND IT BEGINS WITH US HIS CHURCH FIRST. READ Ezekiel 9:1-2 Let the Laodicean church fall to the ground with its idols and let the remnant church of Jesus Christ STAND UP AND FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!!! Amen

Pastor Karen Lester
June 27, 2020

This happened in Russia, in China, in Cuba, and Venezuela. With each Socialist takeover and toppling of Government in the past, we thought we
were exempt, but they started in the schools here, polluting the minds of our children. To make parent’s comply they load their children’s school records, so they couldn’t become healthy working adults, and the parents became the target of the children. They’ve told our children for years not to listen to us, and to report parents that smoke or drink, and many didn’t speak up. The Church was silent when they took the Bible and Prayer out of the schools, so obvious to all that fought against it. We need to stand-up now, pray intercede and more important stand together in our firm resolve not to allow this God hating Socialism to topple the United States of America!

Steven C Johnson
June 27, 2020

Powerfully, historic, sensible! Our response?

How do we as intercessors stand between our history and its lessons embodied in memorials, and those who would tear down historic values and perspectives – and ultimately our own lives? May we move beyond social observers and commentators – beyond fatalism and pacivity and be activist in the prayer area and in the social arena. May we be so connected with Heaven that we may be earthly good.

Nehemiah both prayed and heaved stones into place. We must not pray only or only be socially active.. We pray and we act!

Steven C Johnson

Diane Bunce
June 27, 2020

Truth will dispell darkness. The truth must be told and not hidden.

Lewis Turner
June 27, 2020

Two verses from our Bible come to mind as I read this report.

One is 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) 1If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The other is Proverbs 16:7 (KJV) When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

The battle we are fighting is definitely a spiritual battle. France, Russia, and other places faced with similar situations, fought it in the natural. They were actually fighting against spiritual forces. The only way to have victory is to follow what these verses tell us. We as a nation need to humble ourselves and pray, and seek the face of God, and turn away from our wicked ways. Can this happen? It can when we learn to pray – first, for our personal relationship to Christ, then pray for others. We have had too much division within the body of Christ that has prevented us from really showing the Love of God to others—that Love was demonstrated to us when Jesus died on the Cross of Calvary making it possible to have Life with a purpose and meaning. (Jeremiah 29:11).

When we turn from our wayward ways to follow God’s Ways, the Lord will make our enemies to be a peace with us. God will fight our battle for us.

God wants His family to be one. John 17:22-23 (KJV) says 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

This may be a very difficult test the Lord is giving us, a test of learning to love our neighbor and to love our fellow brother/sister in Christ, but if we do, I believe God will heal our land and make our enemies to be at peace with us.

    Jackie Prentiss
    June 27, 2020

    IF MY PEOPLE. Sadly some are siding with these lawless acts. Wicked ways. We are intercessors standing in the gap. I am saddened by the so called Christian’s who have been deceived by current “demonic cause”. They believe the lie and have denied the fact that we wrestle not against flesh and blood. When unbelievers act crazy it’s expected but Christian’s acting crazy??? My people perish for lack of knowledge. Lord have mercy.

      Lewis Turner
      June 27, 2020

      Though this may be happening, we should be asking the Lord to open our eyes to God’s ways, and to keep our eyes on Jesus. For that I will pray. I hope others will join in this prayer too.

Tom Joyce
June 27, 2020

The pulling down of Franciscan Father, Junipero Serra is A disgrace and totally without merit . Knowledge of his life and times, dedication to his goal and The Zeal he he possessed is amazing and a lesson for us all. We need examples like him for today. Knowing his love of God and simplicity of life He probably smiled at the event. The Humbled are exalted to his way of thinking. Siempre Adelante, ever forward his theme is served when people study what his accomplishments were.

Tom Joyce. Serran since 1972 in Pasadena,Ca.

    Jackie Prentiss
    June 27, 2020

    These socialist/marxist have been taught in the so called schools & universities at the behest of the past administration to hate America & all it stands for. All of the current happenings are co-signed by him. He was a great mistake of America, the Saul (our own 👑) of this era. Hence the carnage.

      Barbara Hesch
      June 27, 2020

      Jackie, you are correct, and that is why the silent majority wanted Donald Trump. Obama was a Socialist, who did not love this country, while Trump was a Capitalist, who loved it. Obama called for hope and change, and we saw what he was doing to bring change. Hence, he caused much division. Remember the words, “A house divided cannot stand”. This is where we are right now. There is only so much one man can do, but look at what Lincoln did. With God’s help, Trump will win the next election, but it won’t be an easy road ahead. Keep praying.


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