I agree with Noah. This is a spiritual matter. Everything we've been doing is legal and up to code, supported with all necessary permits and paperwork signed off by the city.
Some people came to our location, to Noah's home and our church building, and said they had heard online about our ministry. They said what we're doing is illegal and that they're going report us. A few days later, city officials start showing up at our church and homes, claiming we're in violation of this or that. We know these officials. They're the same people who guided the stages of building the different areas of the ministry. Their signatures are on the permits.
So they say Noah's greenhouse is too large for the lot. If it is to continue running, it must be downsized, and ALL the electrical must be redone to code. We have the paperwork showing it was done to code to begin with. To continue construction on the other greenhouse, we have to make the foundation smaller by 26 square feet. This coming from the same person who signed off on the foundation we have now.
Even our church building is apparently not "zoned" to be a religious place of worship, even though the building has housed church congregations for 73 years. We have paperwork that shows we're a "legal" church--building, property, and all. But they tell us in order for our land to be rezoned, we have 14 major code violations to remedy. Basically, we'd have to rebuild the church building.
This is not a legal fight. I've gone over every detail, and our ministry, every area of it, is legit, legal, has been signed off by the city on all counts, and there are no real violations. We know this; the city knows this. There's no realistic legal battle here. If this were a legal battle, we'd show up with our paperwork and it would be over. But the ones who signed the paperwork are the ones charging us with violations. How the complainants are able to persuade the city officials, God knows. God sees. This is His ministry and church to do with as He pleases, and we'll follow in accordance.
I chuckle a little at how intimidated and afraid old fuzzy butt must be in witnessing the glory of God at work, that he has to try somehow to prevent God's goodness from spreading.
This is a spiritual attack. Sometimes people need a lawyer to defend them in a court of law. But in this case, we have the city's own word defending us from the same city's accusations. This is all utter nonsense. It's darkness playing a game with itself and trying to get us to notice. We noticed, and now we're going to go sit with Daddy and give Him all the glory, and wait on Him.