The thought of an armed gunman busting into the middle of a church service is horrifying and beyond words. The enemy of our souls was in some way connected to the attack. Yeshua stated that Satan was a liar and murderer from the beginning and that he only seeks to kill, steal, and destroy.
The name of the Lord will yet be praised in this tragedy. The choices made by the assailant will have lasting impact on the families of this small San Antonio town. Much of the population congregated in the First Baptist Church, and it is our duty as their spiritual brothers to grieve, pray, and petition for justice.
We do know that the assailant reloaded several times and killed 26, or in some reports 27 church goers from the age of 2 to 72 in Sutherland Springs Texas . We know that he fled in his car and was chased by two brave citizens with open carry guns. We do know that the assailant was stopped by these concerned citizens that made the right choice to stand up for those who could not protect themselves.
In an article in Breitbart by, 6 Nov 2017
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the local resident who engaged the gunman at the Sutherland Springs church, caused the shooter to flee in his vehicle before running off the road and dying from a gunshot wound.
Trump’s remarks came during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when asked by the media if he would support any policies to end gun violence. The president stressed that he deemed it a mental health problem.
“I think that mental health is your problem here,” he said, pointing to reports of the shooter as “a very deranged individual.”
The shooter was court-martialed from the Air Force in 2012 for two counts of assault on his wife and child.
“We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, but this isn’t a guns situation,” Trump said. “I mean, we could go into it, but it’s a little bit soon to go into it.”
Twenty-six people were killed in the church shooting, and 20 were injured.
Trump said the shooting was a tragedy caused by a “mental health problem at the highest level.”
“It’s a very, very sad event. These are great people and a very, very sad event, but that’s the way I view it,” he said. “Thank you.”
It is too early and painful to start up on trying to connect the dots for the Texas church shooting. For now gather information and use it for fierce intercession and prayer from articles such as this one. Please for now, advise your congregation to pray and fast for the hurting families that were affected by the gunman’s rampage. Council them to trust in the Lord with renewed strength because the Lord of Hosts is with us all as we cry out to Him. Remind them that YeHoVaH still sits on His throne and that all of these hurts, losses, and injustices will be dealt with at the return of Yeshua and at the Great White Throne Judgement.