PLEASE PRAYERFULLY CONSIDER: Below is a chilling report out of Chicago. What is being threatened happens regularly in China and other persecutive regimes world-wide. To think it is threatened in America to many is unthinkable.
The Corona virus as a plague, was ordained/allowed by God to humble and push the nation’s toward the final one world order, which precedes Christ’s return; and finally for the purpose of preparing us for world-wide persecution that we may endure till His return to gather us to Himself (II Chronicles 7:12-15; Revelation 11-19; Ephesians 5:13-18)
Let us pray for our brethren in Chicago to gather, to pray and to love their enemies when harassed, attacked or arrested (Matthew 5:43-48). Let us pray, the Lord would give a little more time, in mercy, to call the backslider back to Himself. Let us prepare, to endure (Matthew 24:13) that we may receive the crown of life (James 1:12), given to be to those who overcome the the blood of the Lamb, the word of their testimony and not seeking to save their own lives even if it means death (Revelation 12:11). To live is Christ to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). Below is the text of the article concerning the threats against the Church, from Chicago’s mayor.
“BREAKING – RED ALERT: One day after President Trump declared Churches “essential,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now threatening to “DESTROY WITHOUT PROCESS, OR JUDICIAL ACTION” Churches that hold services tomorrow!
In a letter delivered to Pastors today from her Department of Public Health, Mayor Heavy Hand warns the Churches:
“This Notice to Abate is being served upon you as the leader of your congregation. Given the heightened risk of spread of COVID19 in gatherings of 10 of more, you are hereby ordered to abate immediately. You are prohibited from having any in-person gatherings contrary to the Executive Order. You are required to cancel all gatherings contrary to the law. If you continue to host gatherings in violation of the Executive Order, the City of Chicago will take ALL NECESSARY MEASURES to abate the nuisance.” (all capital emphases supplied by me)
The letter ends with this chilling THREAT in the very last sentence:
“Any future gatherings conducted contrary to the Order will be considered a failure to abate and the City will take steps necessary to abate, INCLUDING SUMMARY ABATEMENT.”
In a case called City of Kankakee v. New York Cent. R. Co., 387 Ill. 109 (1944), the Illinois Supreme Court has defined “Summary Abatement” under common law as follows:
“Summary abatement would mean TO PUT DOWN OR DESTROY WITHOUT PROCESS. This means the inspector can, upon his own judgment, cause the alleged nuisance to stop on his own authority and effect A DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AT HIS DISCRETION.”
Therefore, when Mayor Heavy Hand threatens that she will take “all necessary measures,” including “summary abatement,” she is threatening to take whatever action she wants, up to and including the destruction of the Churches, without any due process or judicial proceeding.
It is hard for me to believe I am writing these words in the Land of the Free. We have alerted the Department of Justice. And, we now have a clear reason to petition the Supreme Court of the United States immediately to intervene.
The Churches will NOT be intimidated. Services WILL proceed as scheduled tomorrow. They appreciate your prayers, and we do too.