Monday, May 03, 2021

May Day--"mayday"

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May Day has meant many things to many people over time---one thing it does not mean in today's America is little children dancing around a maypole celebrating the coming of spring.

Or hanging flowers in a May basket on someone's door---wishing them "Happy May Day." 

May Day today is more representative of senior radio officer Frederick Mockford's term "mayday", created in 1923 as an international distress call, than the festivities of past generations. 

On Saturday---May 1, a riot in Portland upstaged the mere ideas of communism and far-Left ideologues, by once again showing America what violence looks like.

Not to be outdone, Seattle's May Day riot assaulted cops ---and a small child.

The spirit of lawlessness continues.

Be informed, not misled.

"mayday", "mayday."

Interestingly "mayday" got its start as an international distress call in 1923. It was made official in 1948.

Frederick Mockford, a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London, came up with the idea for "mayday" because it sounded like the French word "m'aider," which means "help me."

Saturday was "mayday"---all over again. 

Instead of people visiting friends, leaving baskets of flowers on their front door with the message "Happy May Day," young adults hit the streets---with the authorities calling "may day", "may day."

A riot in Portland took place on Saturday, May 1 with rioters marching to City Hall where they began spraypainting their messages on the building and breaking windows. Destroying. Burning.

Their messages are generally the same: "Down with everything and everyone but us."

Antifa was promoting "direct action."

When police tried to arrest a man at the ICE building, the scene became more dangerous when he drew a knife at the officers as they approached in their attempt to arrest him.

One man was carrying a sledge hammer, and a sling shot---and instructions on how to make a sling.

Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said, "We appreciate those who are engaged in their First Amendment rights this afternoon in a peaceful manner. Once again, under the cover of darkness...people decided to damage and destroy multiple businesses..."

In Seattle--the same thing.

Seattle Police declared the Antifa-dominated protest to be a riot after marchers assaulted cops and a small child.

Antifa began demonstrating in Cal Anderson Park, near last summer's Capitol Hill  "CHAZ" zone on  Saturday evening. The protest became violent as Antifa began throwing flares, bottles, eggs, paint, and a bag filled with an unidentified liquid.

Independent journalist Katie Daviscourt tweeted a video showing police following the marchers and saying someone in the crowd had assaulted a small child a few minutes earlier.

While the Seattle Police Department didn't name anyone initially, they arrested about 14 people.

Local news generally comes on the air reporting that a, quote, "mostly peaceful protest occurred....."

Agreed. There are "peaceful" people involved in the protests, but let's get real: The "peaceful people" have become a front for the violent actors that are part of every "peaceful" march.

The "peaceful" people have in great part been deceived by the Black Lives Matter organization---in particular the two founders of BLM who have openly said they are both "Marxist trained."

They are also pretty good at raising money. About $90 million last year which evidently prompted one of the founders to buy 3 or 4 new homes recently.

But what drives Antifa? And others like them? Do they feel that strongly about "remaking" America? Do they hate that much?

They do hate, and they hate America as it is. But there is also a spirit of lawlessness that is at work in these near-nightly episodes.

The spirit of lawlessness.

Paul wrote in II Thessalonians 2:7, "For the mystery of iniquity does already work."

The Greek word Paul used for "iniquity" also means "lawlessness" which is acting without law or restraint.

My friend, the late David Wilkerson, said, "This lawlessness is not simply a rebellion against the rule of man. It's not just about rebelling against civil authority or committing a violent crime...It is an outright rejection of the Truth that is in Christ---a casting aside of God's Holy Word and His commands."

Jesus said that deception will be so rampant in the last days that even the elect would be deceived "if it were possible" (Matt. 24:24).

Five times John mentions the term "Antichrist" in I John 2:18, 22: 4:3, II John 1:7.

While the Antichrist will be a real person according to biblical prophecy, the Antichrist spirit is with us today according to John.

The spirit of Antichrist is what is driving the mayhem in our culture today. That influence is seen in false religions, governments, education, literature, and entertainment.

Paul called the Antichrist the "lawless one" twice in II Th. 2:8-9 (NKJV). This lawless spirit drives the anarchy we see erupting in our culture today---nowhere more than here in the Northwest. The spirit of Antichrist fosters crime, rioting, looting, violence, and rebellion against authority.

And they often don't even know why they are rioting. When asked they give hollow, general answers like "justice" or "equality."

What's happening in our streets regularly is not about equality, equity, social justice, racial reconciliation, fairness or any of the rest of the slogans. It's about rebellion against God Himself, and the passion to become God, replacing the God of the Bible with a humanistic reflection of ourselves.

Becoming a law unto ourselves---doing what is right in our own eyes.

The Bible teaches that the spirit of Antichrist will increase in the last days, but will be restrained by God's Holy Spirit, who lives in each Christian. When God's people are caught up to be with Him, that Spirit that restrains will be absent (II Th.2:6-8) from the world and the full power of the Antichrist will be released. It's called the Great Tribulation.

God's Holy Spirit dwelling in His people is the restraining force in the culture today.

The systematic removal of God and His Word from our culture---a culture that was created on the foundations of Judeo-Christian values and principles, has lessened the restraint.

Founding Father John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

The culture is being conditioned to accept the full agenda of the Antichrist himself. The spirit of Antichrist is already at work.


Satan has always wanted to be worshiped. He began his career by wanting to change places with God. That didn't work out for him. He will, however, get his chance as he energizes the "man of sin" or the Antichrist. This man will counterfeit Christ in a number of ways, but will eventually be destroyed for eternity.

It's significant that Christ told His followers that we are "salt" and "light," given the propensity for some Christians and Christian leaders to withdraw or become silent in times like these.

Now more than ever, we've got to speak up, stand up, and not give up on the claims of Jesus Christ---the message of the gospel.

"Do not grow weary in well doing..."

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Fearless.  Be Prayerful.