Those responsible for US parks in Washington D.C. are getting frustrated by the Occupy movement:
Occupy Protesters Are Told They Can’t Camp in Parks
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: January 28, 2012The United States Park Police is warning Occupy DC protesters that they must stop camping at two parks by noon on Monday or risk arrest. The National Park Service distributed warning fliers to protesters on Friday at McPherson Square on K Street and at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/us/occupy-protesters-are-told-they-cant-camp-in-parks.html
It would not surprise me if more restrictions like this pop up.
This may tend to upset protesters who may decide on other tactics or simply to ignore what the governmental authorities rule.
Notice what an Occupy website says:
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.
This #ows movement empowers real people to create real change from the bottom up. We want to see a general assembly in every backyard, on every street corner because we don’t need Wall Street and we don’t need politicians to build a better society.
the only solution is WorldRevolution
While current politicians do not have the answers to build the type of society that the Bible says is coming, I do not believe that the Occupy Movement, no matter how properly intentioned some of them are do either.
Though it is great to want to have a nonviolent approach, it may not be that after the Winter is over that all associated with the Occupy Movement will continue to really support the nonviolent goal of some of the movement’s organizers have publicly espoused. Some may consider decisions, such as the one made by the D.C. parks (and other jurisdictions earlier) as proof that more than peaceful protest is needed. We should watch (Mark 13:37).
As I have mentioned before seems that the main motivations for those involved in the Occupy protests are a combination of covetousness, political objectives, economic uncertainty, and class warfare. Sadly, many of the protesters apparently believe that they are entitled to assets that other people have accumulated. US President Barack Obama has repeatedly encouraged class warfare through his rhetoric (including his State of the Union speech a few days ago, see Obama: ‘You Can Call this Class Warfare’) and so the “Occupy” movement is no surprise. I believe that if he is re-elected, that there is a good chance that Barack Obama will see protests turning increasingly violent in the future–much more so that we have already seen.
Of course there is economic uncertainty for many in the USA and other lands. I am, though, certain that ultimately the US dollar will crash and be less than worthless as that is consistent with various biblical prophecies. I personally believe that, in the USA, factors such as legalizing abortion, redefining marriage, the increasing acceptance of immodestly dressed females, trampling over religious freedom, pornography, violent sports, covetousness, and other sins are the root cause of its economic problems (cf. Deuteronomy 28:15-20).
National repentance, which likely will not happen, is the only hope–and since that seems nearly impossible, personal repentance is the only solution.
World revolution in a human protest movement is not the solution to the problems of the world. God gave humankind 6,000 years to develop their own systems without Him (Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End?). As this 6,000 year period gets close to ending, the only real solution is the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom.
As far as world revolution being the answer, notice what Jesus warned about:
21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. (Matthew 24:21-22)
Human effort will bring the world to the point that unless God intervened, no human would be left alive. Thus, to imply, as the Occupy website does, that their type of protests are going to solve the problems facing humankind is a vain and false hope.
The sorrows and troubles are still in the beginning stages (Matthew 24:5-8) and will get much worse (Matthew 24:21-22). I believe that class warfare and other protests will help weaken the USA, Canada, and their other Anglo-nations and may also be a factor in them being vulnerable to real warfare: invasion by the Beast.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012 or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What is the “beginning of sorrows”? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Physical Preparation Scriptures for Christians. We all know the Bible prophecies famines. Should we do something?
Is Third Tithe Still Valid Today? Some in the COGs no longer teach payment of third tithe, is this biblically correct?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Are You Saved? Do You Love Jesus? What is a True Christian? What is the Gospel? Evangelist Richard Ames answers those important questions.
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2018 or 2019?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Prophecies of Barack Obama? Eight reasons why Barack Obama is apocalyptic and eight reasons why Barack Obama is not the Antichrist. This article includes many biblical and non-biblical prophecies, from around the world, that seem to discuss Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? Might Barack Obama set the stage for the kings of the North and South as at least one Shiite prophecy suggests? This is the longest and most complete article on this page on Barack Obama prophecies. Read it and decide for yourself if President Obama seems to be fulfilling various prophecies.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? If so, what does that really mean for the USA and its Anglo allies.
Is Tony Blair Apocalyptic? The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom converted to Catholicism shortly after leaving his office and has been active in European affairs. What role might he play?