The man does not have to answer the door. None need to know you are home. Silence. The state uses fear; don’t be afraid of any one. God is the defender. Psalm ninety one is a good one to have in heart, grafted. Editor note 7:26 PM
Editor note today 12/24/2013 — I wanted to add this thought because the “door knock” of the pagans are any people who try to trap you in your words. If a man tries to make you an offender for a word, get away from the wicked man/woman.
:18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. (Proverbs 25:18, KJV)
:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind: (Isaiah 5:28, KJV)
:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth. 6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah. (Psalms 57:4-6, KJV)
They are blind leaders of the blind and they will both fall into the ditch. Get it?
The Messiah, while he walked in the flesh on this earth did not answer every question that was posed to him.
The liars of the system will make attempt to trap you and discredit you.
The pastors and the preachers of the 501(3) c corporate chartered churches will try to trap the true believer in the Scripture, just like they did in the day of Yahshua. Get it.
Don’t be deceived by the wolves that look like sheep. You will know them by what words, and whose words come out of their mouth.
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. 10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.
That Knock on the Door
For those who believe, or have been trained to believe, that you must open your door when someone knocks on it, consider the following:
“The maxim that ‘a man’s house is his castle’ does not protect a man’s house as his property or imply that, as such, he has a right to defend it by extreme means. The sense in which the house has a peculiar immunity is that it is sacred for the protection of the man’s person. A trespass upon his property is not a justification for killing the trespasser. It is a man’s house, barred and inclosing his person, that is his castle. The lot of ground on which it stands has no such sanctity. When a man opens his door and puts himself partly outside of it, he relinquishes the protection which, remaining within and behind closed doors, it would have afforded him.Com v. McWilliams, 21 Pa. Dist. R. 1131.” Bouvier’s Law Dictionary (1914), pp. 1449-1450.
Or, if you believe that the police need a warrant to enter your house, consider the following, which is from “Federal Searches and Seizures,” by Rex D. Davis, 1964. [Note: the meaning of “Refused admittance,” and “no permission being given,” is when there is some kind of response from within].
3.26 (Forceful Entry to Arrest)
Officers may use force in breaking into a premises in order to arrest with or without a warrant provided they have been refused admittance after making the necessary notification.
18 U.S.C. 3109 (Breaking doors or windows for entry or exit)
The officer may break open any inner or outer door or window of a house, or any part of a house, or anything therein, to execute a search warrant, if, after notice of his authority and purpose, he is refused admittance or when necessary to liberate himself or a person aiding him in the execution of the warrant.
John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way [through a window, etc.], the same is a thief and a robber.”
At least one jurisdiction appears to distinguish an officer’s authority to break in without a warrant from the same authority when he is armed with a warrant.Unless the necessities of the moment require that the officer break down a door, he cannot do so without a warrant; and if in reasonable contemplation there is opportunity to get a warrant, or the arrest could as well be made by some other method, the outer door to a dwelling cannot be broken to make an arrest without a warrant. The right to break open a door to make an arrest requires something more than the mere right to arrest. (Accruing v. United States, 1949, 85 U.S. App.DC 394, 179 F.2d. 456.)
We think that under the authorities, officers without a warrant cannot enter, even without actually breaking, a private dwelling to search for a suspected felon, no permission being given and no circumstances of necessitous haste being present. (Morrison v. United States, CA DC 1958, 262 F.2d 449.)
3.261 (What Constitutes “Breaking”?)
“In the absence of any allegation of coercion, the action of the officers who bore a valid warrant of arrest and did not force their way into her apartment but entered after the door had been opened by the defendant, in ‘pushing’ their way into the apartment was not of a character that it constituted such unreasonable force that would invalidate an otherwise valid search.” United States v. Lord, DC NY 1960, 184 F. Supp. 923.
3.262 (Entry by Subterfuge without Force)
There is considerable authority to the effect that use of subterfuge to gain entrance to arrest or search is not improper. Of course, if “breaking” is involved, it is necessary for the officers to announce their authority and purpose in demanding entrance. Where a Federal agent, armed with a valid arrest warrant, gained entrance to the defendant’s apartment by stating he was an agent from the County Assessor’s Office, the Court held the entrance lawful, stating:There is no constitutional mandate forbidding the use of a deception in executing a valid arrest warrant. The case of Gouled v. United States, 1921, 255 U.S. 298, 41 S.Ct. 261, 65 L.Ed. 647, relied on by appellant, holds that a search warrant is invalid even though entry is procured by stealth rather than force. The instant case is different in that the search was incident to an arrest under a valid arrest warrant. “Criminal activity is such that stealth and strategy are necessary weapons in the arsenal of the police officer.” Sherman v. United States, 1958, 356 U.S. 369, 372, 78 S.Ct. 819, 820, 2 L.Ed.2d 848.
And, whether the postman is an agent in the field, consider the following:
9.15 (Mail Watch)
Ordinarily, a mail watch does not constitute a search. A “mail watch” or “mail cover” occurs where postal employees scrutinize the mail addressed to an individual and note the information contained on the outside of the envelope. It is distinguishable from the opening and searching of first class mail which is unconstitutional unless legally authorized.Defendant further suggests that the use of a “mail cover” tainted the Governments evidence. That is, a clerk was assigned in the Post Office to scrutinize all mail addressed to defendant at the Rittenhouse Hotel and to note the names and addresses of the senders. The motion to suppress cannot be granted for that reason, however, since it was not shown that the fruits of the mail watch were used (directly or indirectly) in the preparation of the Government’s charges. Furthermore, it has been held in this district that even where results of a “mail watch” are communicated to the Justice Department in violation of Postal Regulations, the evidence will not necessarily be suppressed. United States v. Schwartz, DC Pa. 1959, 176 F.Supp.613.
There was no “taking” of the Costello’s mail with intent to deprive them of it. It was not prying into their business or secrets to note what the senders had made public on the face of the letters. And the mere fact of detention without proof that it was for unlawful purpose is insufficient to constitute a violation of the statute.
Any delay here was merely incidental to a lawful watch authorized by the Postal Regulations. United States v. Costello, DC N.Y. 1957 F.Supp. 461.
Don’t open that door for anyone, except for a fellow brother or sister in Christ. Let’s read what our Lord said:
Luke 13:25, “When once the master of the house [you] is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye [the ungodly] begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; [“Hey you! The master of this house…open up the door to us…to the police, salesman, etc!”] and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:”
Notice the master of that house did not open the door to those who were not of Christ. Even though, in this parable, the master inside the house responded to those outside, it is better if we do not reply to those of Caesar outside the door, because, as was shown above, that may give them permission to break down the door if you refuse to open it. But if there is nobody to “refuse” to open up the door for them, if there is only silence inside, they have no excuse to break it down.
And since, by opening up the door to the ungodly, it is considered an invitation to enter into your house (thus they can force their way in with no legal consequences), we might be at risk of violating the following passages:
2 John 1:10, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” Proverbs 24:15, “Bring not an ungodly man into the dwelling of the righteous: neither be deceived by the feeding of the belly.”
Ecclesiasticus 11:29,34, “Bring not every man into thine house: for the deceitful man hath many trains. Receive a stranger into thine house, and he will disturb thee, and turn thee out of thine own.”
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I just remembered this from the Scripture to add and improve this article by the other person.
A few more witnesses to the authority of this article and the Law of God concerning guarding the door of your own house.
1 At that time Merodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered. 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the house of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them not. 3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from a far country unto me, even from Babylon. 4 Then said he, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them. 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts: 6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the LORD. 7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. 8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days. (Isaiah 39:1-8, KJV)
1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door. (Genesis 19:1-11, KJV)
:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:20-27, KJV)
:5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. 6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. 7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. (Micah 7:5-7, KJV)
1 A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. 2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. 3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. 4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. 5 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. 6 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet. 7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. 8 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape. (Psalms 141:1-10, KJV)