The prophets have given the “shields up” warning before and now, I give issue it again.
At the time of my writing this, a young white man named Dylann Roof just recently walked into a black church in Charleston, South Carolina–Emanuel AME Church–was welcomed into their fold, and one hour later, sprayed them, killing nine. When asked why he wanted to shoot the congregation, he simply said:
“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
He later added:
“Y’all want something to pray about? I’ll give you something to pray about.”
These things should not be so.
But they are.
This week we’re heartbroken over the loss of lives. A week before that, we were bewildered and even laughing over Rachel Dolezal’s evident confusion. The week before that, we were just at a loss for words–or had too many words to say, over Bruce Jenner’s “transformation” to “Caitlyn.” What will happen next week? Lord only knows.
Dylann was right about one thing: this is something to pray about.
We must have our shields up.
Who Left the Backdoor Open?
The other day on Facebook, I asked a profound question, “Where was the discernment at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina that should have told them a killer was in their midst??”
Why did no one know?
What was preventing them from knowing?
Would they know if someone like that came amongst them again?
Who left the back door open?
What happened to Emanuel AME is absolutely terrible. Tragic. And demonic. Thus, why did no one know what was coming?
What spirit was reigning in that church? Was it God’s Spirit or another?
If God’s Spirit was present, then where were the intercessors and experienced Mothers in Zion who should have been troubled in their spirits over the young man?
Why could no one see with their natural, much less spiritual eyes, that something was obviously wrong with Dylann Roof?
Ladies and gentlemen, this is NOT the will of the Lord. It is the will of Satan. And while what the devil meant for evil was used for good, as an opportunity to show the genuine love and forgiveness of God to Roof, this thing should NOT have taken place. It was NOT the will of the Lord and I say that with fierce assurance.
So who left the back door open?
I said the same thing when the late Pastor Billy Joe Daugherty, the former pastor of Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, OK, was punched out during an altar call at his own church.
Why did no one discern it?
Why did no one discern and bind the mocking spirit that showed it’s face at Lakewood Church last week?
THE CHURCH IS ASLEEP.
EVERY.SINGLE.TRAGEDY. that has taken place in America, from removing prayer in schools to a church being shot up, is the cause of the sleeping Church.
Jesus once told a parable and while He mentioned it in reference to His Second Coming, I believe part of it is also applicable to the American Church’s present state.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:42-44)
There is a thief that has stolen into the White House, the household of America. And while Jezebel and Ahab dwell in the White House at present, this is not their fault and their fault alone. The thief stole into the house beforehand and merely left the door open for them.
If the master of the house, the Church of the Living God, had known what would come and when, they would have watched and prayed and not allowed our nation’s house to be broken into.
THE CHURCH IS ASLEEP. AND IT NEEDS TO WAKE UP!!!
In Mark’s version of the aforementioned parable, Jesus says:
“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.” (Mark 13:33)
Watch AND pray. Not watch OR pray. Not sleep and don’t pray. WATCH AND PRAY. We should always be on our spiritual guard, always on alert. And now more than ever, we should be on high alert.
According to Prophet Brian Carn, there will be two copycat church shootings “coming to a church near you” (Dominion Camp Meeting 2015). Yet, every church where the glory of God resides will be safe from harm.
For the Lord will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:12)
If the enemy chooses to target your church, will you be ready? Calling all watchmen on the walls: BE READY!