“Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?” (1 Cor. 6:7)
“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.” (Matt. 5:40)
What if they also take your shoes, what if they follow you home, and not only start removing all your possessions, but finally decide to take your house also, and all that belongs to you. Naked, destitute, deprived of all that you have, but still praising Jesus?
“And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.” (Luke 12:39)
“And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.” (Luke 22:38)
Which verse are we to follow, which commandments are we to obey, did God change His mind, did the Most Holy One who says, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6) send Joshua and the people into the Promised Land to destroy nearly all life there, and then Jesus came to tell us that is not the way of God any longer?
I have just offered you what many who are born-again cannot understand, the world calls them either pacifist or activist, those who lay down and accept all that is commanded of them without question, and those who will rebel against what they consider unjust laws and mandates. Those in the world do not realize this one truth, billions of people are going to die, and those that are left will be forced to obey, or they also will die. “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)
Any commandment, any law that is placed before us, if it is not obeyed, and there are no repercussions for that disobedience, is nothing more than words on paper, words spoken that the wind carries away. The world of man, Satan’s world, is quite easy to discern in this manner, the more money, the more power and influence one wields in this life, the less those laws affect, poor people, for the most part, fill up the prison systems. If you are not part of the elite class, you are allowed to complain, to make your sign and march up and down the street protesting, and even believe that by doing so you will affect some form of change.
Believe what you will.
You are commanded by the laws of man to obey, and unless you are of that so-called one percent, you will obey or suffer the consequences.
The commandments the Most High gave to the people of Israel were over time disregarded, not always in the actions that were required of them, but in their minds and hearts, they became grievous to bear because they interrupted their daily lives, because they saw that those who were not obeying them were suffering little to no punishment for not doing so, and those who were not of the sons of Jacob had all they could want and more of this world.
I am not going to answer this question for you, if someone takes your coat and you give him your cloak also, if he then wants your shoes, everything in your bank account, your house and all your possessions, I am not going to tell you what you should do. “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.” (Luke 11:21)
Do you simply let the wicked man take all you have, or do you protect yourself from this evil? Who serves the Lord most perfectly in what He has said to us, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)
This is not a decision of which church you attend, the one that says we are to simply give all and still praise the Lord, or the one that proclaims we are to defend ourselves against the evil, this is a personal choice, I cannot make it for you, your heart must be set towards the glory of God, towards lifting up the name of Jesus Christ, to willfully submitting to the Holy Spirit. I leave you with no answer on this, only with this verse, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” (Romans 14:12)