We are now where the rubber meets the road. We will now discover what stuff we 21st Century Christians are made of.
Will we be able to follow the example of Jesus Christ and of all the apostles by turning the other cheek in love as the Word teaches? Or will we make every argument in the book in order to justify other means of answering to our corrupt culture and government?
We are at the onset of serious targeted persecution of the Church of Jesus Christ. Such persecution is now the primary goal of Satan and his elite world rulers. True Christians are now the only obstacle in the way of the new antichrist world order.
How will we respond? By cutting off the ear of the guard, for which Peter was reprimanded by Christ himself? Or with wisdom and resolve by quietly stand firm in our beliefs, modeling our behavior after Christ, Paul and all twelve of the apostles?
It's an easy question with a hard answer.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev. 3:14-22
Let us gird ourselves to go through the fire, to overcome, to finish this race and receive the ultimate eternal reward.
We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.