Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | August 22, 2008

Student Slain At Tennessee School

Your child could be next! Are you ready to wage war against the “real” enemy?

School shootings are hitting closer to home every single day and this has got to stop. I refuse to keep saying “we are living in the last days so this is just how its suppose to be”. Saints, its time to wage war on the enemy!

Turning to Proverbs 22:6 in the Word of God says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”. Saints (and sinners alike) we must learn to train our children up in the ways and admonition of the Lord. I have a personal testimony. When I was being raised in New York City by my grandmother who has gone on to be with the Lord now, there was not a time that she did not pray with me before I went to school. She instilled in me the ways of Christ from a baby up and until her dieing day. Back then, I was Seventh Day Adventist. She would teach me the “sabbath” school lesson (which today we all know it as your Sunday School lesson) and we would then have “teach the teacher” time. I would have to teach her right back what she taught me using scriptures. She watched me and any time I did something that was contrary to scripture, she would always pull me aside and say these words “Now, do Christians do those things? Do Christians watch those kind of tv programs? I didn’t know Christians could talk like that.” She made being a Christian fun, never just about do’s and don’ts but always living for and anticipating the rapture of the Church of Our Lord. After I became Apostolic, I witnessed to her about the baptism in Jesus Name and the Gift of the Holy Ghost speaking in tongues. She did not understand but she then studied the Word of God for herself and was obedient to the Word. (All glory goes to God). We would spend hours just sitting with one another as she trained me and groomed me to be the man that you see today. When I told her I was dealing with certain sins (as an young adult) she would take me to the Word and show me how to be delivered. It really pays to train your children in the ways of the Lord because I was never able to go too far without knowing that I needed to do a U-Turn and come back home to Christ.

I say all of that to say this, according to newspaper articles all over the USA now, there has been yet another school shooting. This time in Knoxville TN. Well, my great grandmother was from Knoxville TN and I have spent more than a few summers there growing up (and Lord knows I’ve been to enough funerals in Knoxville TN as well). This hurts me to see that a child could come to school and purposely take someone’s life. Lets look at a sample newspaper article on exactly what happened.

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: A student was fatally shot in a dispute at a Knoxville high school. The police identified the victim as Ryan McDonald, 15, a sophomore. The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. in the Central High School cafeteria, Chief Deputy Bill Roehl said. A 15-year-old classmate was taken into custody minutes later. The classmate was charged with one count of first-degree murder and was being held in a juvenile-court facility. “This wasn’t a shooting that was a random act,” Deputy Roehl said. “It was an individual directing his aggression toward another individual, not the school or the students inside the school.”

Saints, we must cover our children with the Blood of Christ which saves, heals, delivers and sets free everyday. Don’t let your children go out the house without prayer in the morning. Our children today are raising themselves and when they get angry, they seemingly are taking matters into their own hands. This should not be. Today, let us all make a commitment to take back our children from the hands of the enemy and raise them the correct way so when they grow old, they will not depart from it. Yeah, its easier said then done, but this battle that we are fighting is not a flesh a blood battle that we can use oozes and machetes and guns and knives with. The Word says in Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” This is no joke. Death has no age maximum or limit. Satan is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. That means YOU and YOUR CHILDREN. Oh, but do I have good news for you.

John 10:10 says “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”  Did I just read that correct. Jesus comes that we might have LIFE and that we might have it more abundantly. Take the time to pray with your kids, seek God’s face WITH your kids, run the devil out of your house and tell the devil to GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE because “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper” (Isaiah 54:17)  TODAY (not tomorrow) lets all make a conscience decision to run the devil out of our homes, out of our churches and out of our schools. We can only do this by fasting, prayer and living the Word of God. I promise you, if you can start to do these things, we truly will see change. Remember, demons “tremble” at the name of Jesus! Use that power God has given you to DRIVE OLE SATAN AWAY!
BEELZEBUB, You ole slew foot you, its time for you to go BACK TO HELL!


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