benfighter, you should be ashamed if you are a brother in Christ saying to a fellow believer to "shut up"
Not sure that anyone had read my previous post, for no one responded to it, so here it is...
Now here is my conflict, when I was vacationing in Florida a few years back I believe God prepared me for a physical attack from a kidnapper.
I was watching a program on self-defense, then I got bored and went for a bike ride, a car pulled in front of me, a man jumped out, pushed me down, grabbed me from behind and started dragging me to the car, everything from the self defense show started going through my mind, but because of the way he was holding me I could not use the techniques.
He pushed me in the car, slapped me, and then a vision appeared before me of my 3 young boys, my adrenaline heightened, my hands finally free, I screamed in his face, 'you will not take me from my kids!' and used an attack from the show, shouting, then gouging the eyes. He moaned grabbed his face, I ran, got the license, he went to jail.
So....I guess if you have a leading from the Spirit to protect yourself, or maybe a desire to protect our citizens such as police or military, pray and ask God, for I do believe God was involved in all that happened that day.
So this is not a black or white answerer, we each need to take it God and see what He wants, we should always try to stop and evil person with the power of Jesus, and the last resort would be a weapon of injury, or death.