It is not particularly good for law-abiding citizens to conform to authorities that abuse their power!
Can't see that there is much to blame on me and my wife here in our fight against the planning and building authority here in Oslo.
Who have constantly lied, made fabricated claims, been manipulative, driven by threats and decisions that are completely meaningless and totally idiotic.
We have really only kept calm, and have not complied with any of their nonsense.
Is this punishable? We believe that what the public authorities are doing is lies and idiotic orders. Discrimination and threats are punishable.
Just as the Lord fought for Moses and the children of Israel by making a way for them through the Red Sea.
I am convinced that God will also make a way for us to victory and deliverance.
Ephesus. 5. 8 Before you were in darkness. But now you are in the Lord's light. Then also live as a child of light.
9 For the fruit of the spirit consists of goodness, righteousness and truth.
10 Consider what pleases the Lord!
11 Do not become part of the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
12 But it is a shame just to talk about what happens in secret.
13 For everything is revealed and revealed by the light, and everything that is revealed is by the light.
14 Therefore he has said: 'Awake, you who sleep! Rise from the dead.' Let Christ shine for you! ISA 26,19
15 Be careful then how you live; not as foolish, but as wise.
16 Be redeemed from this time, for the days will be evil.
17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand God's will.
18 Do not get drunk on wine so that it leads to debauchery. Rather, let yourselves be filled with the spirit!
19 Speak to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual odes. And sing songs to the LORD* in your hearts. *YHVH
20 And always thank God our Father for everything, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The scriptures say that we are not to accept, but rebuke the works of darkness!
Scripture does not really give a clear answer on how to deal with injustice.
It may be just as right to turn the other cheek.
Like taking up the fight, and speaking out.
Also against the authorities, as they are people who are very often ruled by forces that are not good.
At the same time, God has allowed the authorities as an arrangement where anarchy and rebellion should not be the rules.
It is only during the coming 1000 year kingdom that everything will be perfect.
Before this, it is unfortunately ambivalent and much does not add up.
As believers, we do not engage in violence and behave unworthily, even if the other party does
We have had several cases over the years against the authorities and others who have behaved in an undignified manner.
Contrary to what God's word says, how the authorities and the governing bodies should act and proceed.
In the deepest sense, it is not the legislation that is wrong here in Norway.
But the people who hold these public bodies and positions.
They behave and behave completely against their own legislation. Where they actually in our case, are obliged to give us dispensation and approval. It is a statutory right, which they completely ignore. Since everything we have built does not substantially override any laws, and there are only advantages, not a single disadvantage of what we have built.
Room. 13. 1 Every soul must submit to the superior authorities, for there is no authority unless it is of God. All authority is permitted by God.
2 Therefore, whoever opposes the authorities opposes God's order, and those who oppose it will have judgment brought upon them.
3 A ruler does not fear one who does good but evil. So if you don't want to fear the authorities, you have to do good. Then you yourself will receive praise.
4 For he is a servant of God for your good. But if what you do is evil, fear him, for he does not bear the sword for nothing! He shall be a servant of God for vengeance and wrath against those who do evil.
5 Therefore you are obliged to submit — not only because of his wrath, but also for your own conscience.
6 For this reason you shall pay your tax, for those who constantly perform this are also servants.
7 Give back to everyone what you owe them. Pay to the person who should have paid, because the person who is entitled to tax must have his tax. Fear whom ye shall fear and honor whom ye shall honor.
We must submit to the authorities. But the authorities must also be at the service of the good. They have not been in our cases, on the contrary!
When here the public sector with plans and the building authority engages in lies, scheming and distortion of the facts. Can't see that then "catching up" is unspiritual or against the word of God. On the contrary, scripture says we are to rebuke and expose the deeds of the flesh.
That is what we have tried, and will say.
Good luck, hence also this great resistance!
The authorities are God's permitted arrangement to avoid anarchy and lawless conditions!
But to believe that the authorities do not make mistakes, gross mistakes. Lies, manipulates and abuses power. It is really to be deceived, the scripture says:
Room. 3. 9 So what? Are we better? Not in any way, for we have already accused everyone, both Jews and Greeks, of being subject to sin!
10 For it is written: 'No one is righteous. Not one! ROOM 14,3
11 No one is wise, for no one seeks God undivided.
12 All have turned away, and therefore they are corrupt! No one does good — not one!'
13 'Their throats are like open graves, and their speech is deceitful.' And: 'Snake venom is under their lips.' SAL 5,10 , SAL 140,4
14 'Their mouth is full of condemnation and bitterness.' SAL 10,7
15 'They are quick on their feet when they have to play blood.
16 Destruction and misery follow their paths.
17 But they do not know the way to peace.' JES 59,7-8
18 'There is no fear of God in their eyes.' SAL 36,2
Isn't it the case that the authorities are people? Or Divine beings?
We have now dealt with the public sector on several occasions. The way they behave, I would rather say that in many respects they are more like Satan and evil than they are like God and good.
The scripture says the following:
Joh.e. 10. 10 The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and they may have it abundantly.
Here we meet people who are obviously in the service of evil, lie, threaten, issue fines, are manipulative, distort the facts and completely ignore our arguments.
Has no respect, empathy or understanding of how we experience the matter.
Totally devoid of emotion and willingness to understand us.
Obviously controlled by demonic and carnal forces and powers.
Then not speaking out here, in my eyes, would be giving in to what the darkness wants.
I believe and know that God is on our side here, against the evil from the public sector!
We were guided how to build the wall and our plot is steep, then it allows walls that are equivalent to ours
When it is like this in a case like ours, where our arguments are totally overlooked and ignored. While PBE many and big lies become a fact in the matter. Then, of course, it must be and be an abuse, abuse of power and authority.
Where not only PBE allows walls of 1.5 metres, and ours is 1.8 metres. We have also dragged it in 70 cm compared to our previously approved nasty slope. Everything we do has been a win-win situation where stormwater, moll and crap have been replaced with a dry, pretty and natural slope towards the road. These people here are obviously ruled by the powers of darkness and we do not intend to comply in any way whatsoever. By vandalizing and destroying the pretty and functional property we have!
It is quite obvious that here there is a battle between good and evil.
Light and darkness, God and Satan, and us and these demonic forces by which the entire public sector is sometimes infiltrated and controlled!
Exodus 14. 13 Then Moses said to the people: Do not be afraid, now stand here and see the Lord's salvation, which he will send you today! Because as you see the Egyptians today, you will never see them again in eternity. 2 Chronicles 20,17
14 The Lord will fight for you, and you will be quiet. Deuteronomy 1,30 Isa 30,15
15 And the Lord said to Moses: Why do you cry to me? Tell the children of Israel to break up!
16 Now lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, and the children of Israel will walk through the middle of the sea on dry land. Psalm 78,13
17 But I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, so that they will follow you; and I will reveal my glory on Pharaoh and all his army, on his chariots and horsemen.
18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I reveal my glory upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots and horsemen. Exodus 14,4
19 And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; the pillar of cloud, which was in front of them, moved and stood behind them, Exodus 23,20-23
The children of Israel also faced an enemy who was initially far stronger than them. This is also how we face an enemy who is initially far stronger than us. But it is not a given that victory will go to those who are superior in purely human terms.
We haven't really done anything but be quiet.
Has not lifted a finger to comply with the enemy's many fines, decisions, judgments and threats.
We have simply done nothing, as children of Israel .
Here it is then up to the Lord whether he wants to fight for us - and win victory.
Or he doesn't "put up" and we suffer defeat.
No one can really blame us for anything. We have not engaged in threats as PBE and the public have done. We have done nothing other than respond and comment on their orders and what else they have come up with in terms of decisions etc.
That this is a good way to handle conflicts where the other party is stronger than you. I think so, and here there is a counterparty who just runs over us, and does everything they can to scare us into complying with their completely foolish orders and decisions!
So time will tell what happens. But do not forget this, that the children of Israel were quiet, and had one who fought for them. And they won a great victory. But the enemy eventually had to give up. When God fought for the children of Israel against the mighty Egyptian army.
This is what I am convinced will happen and is happening in our case as well.
God says, be still. Do not listen to what the enemy gives in terms of orders and decisions.
It is built only on ill will and PBE many lies.
Then we know that the Lord fights for us, against the enemy who has no chance of winning when the God of Israel fights for us!
That is my clear assurance and security!