“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zech. 4:6)
I have watched countless protests occurring across the planet over the last three years, with tens of thousands of protestors involved, some with hundreds of thousands, all of them believing their cause is worth marching for, or at least walking together for. There is one thing that I have also seen that all of them have in common, along the edges of these masses of humanity are the employees of those who wield the power in those areas, the law enforcement officials, few in number, but generally well-armed.
It reminds me of the days of the cattle drives in the United States, when just a few men on horseback would drive herds of cattle to the slaughterhouse. They were called drovers, and that is what I see, for every thousand or two people protesting, one or two officials, and it makes me wonder, this particular form of protesting, beyond making an appearance for what they stand for, what good does it do? “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.” (Romans 5:7)
I have yet to see any in the crowd willing to die for what they believe, hundreds, sometimes thousands arrested, by only a handful.
If your cause is just, you are willing to die for it, and this is why those in positions of authority do not send entire armies, heavily armed to these protests, they know the masses will run away when a single shot is fired, they know they do not have the fortitude to stand and die for what they say they believe in.
What do you mean when you say you are standing against evil? Do you have more than words to offer, are you going to hold up a sign in protest against it, are you going to stand against it at the cost of your life? It’s easy to think you will as you sit in that comfortable place while you stare at the screen and read these words, isn’t it? Perhaps you believe your vote will matter in the system you know is corrupt and evil, maybe you will put a sticker with a saying, perhaps even a verse from the Scriptures on the bumper of your vehicle, at best, and forgive me please if I am wrong here, you will probably only complain to those you know, and keep hoping the Rapture will happen tomorrow.
Maybe you could love the evil away, you think?
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16)
Oh, you might join the march of the cattle, the brute beast being driven to where they are allowed to go, maybe even with a sign that says “Jesus loves you,” but when that first shot is fired, what will you do? Run to where the sound came from, or run away?
“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:” (Rev. 13:16) How? With fear, with the fear of death if they do not obey, with the fear of the loss of their possessions, the loss of their freedoms. My friends, if you are not standing against the evil, you have already lost your freedoms, you just will not admit it to yourself.
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.” (John 12:25)