Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By: A.M. Kisly
Yesterday’s news report brings today's urgent plea!
We write extensively about the days we live in, the current state of our world and the times which the Bible declares to be the time of the end.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11
We will get into this portion of scripture in a bit, but first I’d like to bring you the news report that prompted this article.
I have been researching several reports of a new kind of military force that is taking over the responsibilities of our police departments. Since 9/11, we have all heard of the “Patriot Act” and all the new power that our government has to “protect” us from terrorists in our country. While at the time it “seemed” like a good thing, I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with it as the days go on.
I have read several articles on military preparedness for possible martial law, by law enforcement, military force and homeland security. Why? I cannot even imagine. The government has used the possible threat of a “pandemic” as grounds for this plan, and there have been drills all over the country in preparation for this. Will it happen? I can’t answer that, but while researching these claims made by citizens living in Arkansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, New York, Ohio, Texas, Michigan, California, and so on, it seems not only possible but a likelihood. The following report is one that really takes the cake.
I heard this news report on a local radio station here in New York and later found the news clip on Youtube posted yesterday. Description as follows:
On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 A private security force whose biggest role is helping the U.S. government to combat terrorism is now patrolling the streets of a town in Montana, acting as law enforcement but accountable to nobody and operating completely outside the limitations of the U.S. constitution in a chilling throwback to the brown shirts of Nazi Germany.
Watch News Report: Montana Town Occupied By Private Paramilitary Security Force
The American Police Force organization is a paramilitary unit that provides surveillance, investigative, and military services across the world, according to its website, which shows men dressed in military fatigues carrying machine guns.
As part of our mission, APF plays a critical role in helping the U.S. government meet vital homeland security and national defense needs. Within the last 5 years the United States has been far and away our #1 client. Technologies, programs, and services performed by APF have played a very important role in U.S. military and civilian efforts to protect our homeland and combat terrorism, the website states.
APF were originally contracted to provide security at a previously empty jail in Hardin, a small town in Montana, but are now patrolling the streets driving SUVs with Police Department printed on them despite the fact that Hardin doesn’t have a police department. American Police Force has no jurisdiction in the area because it is a private organization, not a police force.
According to Two Rivers Authority officials, having the private security force patrol the streets was not part of the contract. I have no idea. I really don’t because that’s not been a part of any of the discussions we’ve had with any of them, Two Rivers authority Al Peterson told KULR 8 News.
The American Police Force is a shady outfit shrouded in suspicion. According to an Associated Press report, questions over the legitimacy of the organization abound.
Government contract databases show no record of the company. Security industry representatives and federal officials said they had never heard of it. On its Web site, the company lists as its headquarters a building in Washington near the White House that holds virtual offices. A spokeswoman for the building said American Police Force never completed its application to use the address, reports AP.
[Note: This is more than a strange militant group, it’s darn right scary, and what’s up with the Russian Coat of Arms symbol they are using to represent themselves?]
American Police Force
Furthermore, APF was tasked with filling the empty Hardin jail with inmates, without any clear indication of where those prisoners would come from.
(Upon looking into this, it seems that there are reports that Montana may take terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay.)
It’s unclear where the company will get the inmates for the jail. Montana says its not sending inmates to the jail, and neither are federal officials in the state, according to the report.
Maybe the inmates will be the local population of Hardin if American Police Force is allowed to continue to pose as a law enforcement outfit in the town, which is exactly what they intend to do for at least another month.
Having a private security force whose stated mission is to help the U.S. government combat terrorism patrol the streets of small towns in America without even having the authority to do so from local authorities is obviously a frightening pretext and harks back to the private paramilitary forces that helped Adolf Hitler rise to power in Nazi Germany.
Many fear that if martial law is declared in response to a flu pandemic or other emergency, private security forces such as APF will be used by the government to oppress citizens by operating outside of the law.
This is completely unconstitutional and a flagrant threat to the liberty and security of the population of Hardin. The County Sheriff is effectively breaking the law if he doesn’t immediately kick APF out of the area and end the occupation of the town by a private paramilitary army.
Interesting news in light of the times we are finding ourselves living in. While strange developments are happening around us, our country is in a rapid free-fall to socialism and some would argue communism. Most are struggling through economic hardships. We are facing the constant threats of a pandemic. Then there is the government who continues to seek after control of everything. While our country is in upheaval, our President makes a special trip to Copenhagen, Denmark in order to make yet another sales pitch, only this time it’s in order to host the Olympics in his old stomping ground, Chicago. Doesn’t he have better things to do with his time, our time? [Just a thought: Did you notice that everything tends to center around good ole’ Chicago? What is up with that? Most of the news reports on the goings on in Chicago have to do with corruption.]
All of this is too much for the human heart and mind. The temptation for us is to tune out. Many choose to entertain themselves with whatever means available to numb the mind and forget their troubles. Have you ever heard the old saying, just go to sleep, things will look brighter in the morning?
What danger lies in wait for those who choose to escape from reality with false hopes and mindless activities?
There is a portion of scripture that urges us, or impels us with great force into motion and with great haste to awake out of sleep, to redeem the time, to be wise, to be filled with the Spirit of God, to know His word, and to worship the Lord.
In the book of Ephesians from chapter 5 and verses 14 – 19,
“Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”
“Awake thou that sleepest.” It means to arouse ourselves from a state of slumber and false security. In sleep we are, though living, insensible to any danger that may be near; we are unconscious of what may be going on around us; we are forgetful of our real character and condition.
For the sinner, it is as if his faculties, or his ability to act, were locked in a deep slumber. He doesn’t hear when God calls; he has no sense of danger; he is insensible and forgetful of his / her true character and condition.
In the book of Romans from chapter 13 and verse 11 we read, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.”
Here the scripture uses the term “high time” which means “the hour” in the Greek. It is indeed the very hour to awake out of sleep because the days are evil. This scripture here seems even more urgent in its plea.
We know that the days are evil. As Christians, we are to “redeem” the time. Take stock of our spiritual lives and examine our hearts under the scrutiny of scripture. It is time to place our complete trust in our heavenly Father.
Many in this world are asleep and cannot awaken by themselves. It is absolutely the work of God to awaken a sinner, and we are the very instruments he uses. While the sinner is asleep and slumbering on the verge of ruin, the flames of wrath are kindling around him threatening to consume him if he does not awake.
Where are the watchmen?
Our lives are a living testimony of the salvation of God. Once we walked in darkness and sin; now we walk in the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. Certainly, we do not take for granted our salvation, nor are we so ungrateful that we care nothing for those who are lost. Knowing our duty and walking in a way that brings the light of truth, Jesus the Light of the world, is a witness and a testimony of all we do.
Jesus is coming soon and we shall see Him face to face. It seems then that it behooves us to rouse, to walk in a way that is worthy, to do those things, and those things alone that bear the light of truth in this dark and present danger and to stand courageously in the ARMOUR OF LIGHT to bring hope to the hopeless sinner.
The hope of our salvation is the Lord Jesus Christ, it is “high time” to wake up and to be a beacon of light to this dark world.
Posted by A.M. Kisly at 11:24 AM