I recall the break room in Denver being packed with many my coworkers as our eyes were glued to the TV while the Columbine shooting incident was first being broadcasted. I remember the shocked faces of ours as we stared at the TV, and the horror that struck our hearts as the incident was just ten or so miles away.The day following, it was so quiet at work. There was literally NO conversation at work. Everyone was silent the entire shift as we on the clock and did our daily duties. You could have heard a pin drop.
When the kids at Columbine High School died, it felt as if they were my very own kids that died. I could not tell you why other than it had to have been God Who put a spirit of intercession on me to pray for those affected by the tragedy.
How tragic is this new shooting spree at the movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado! How senseless! I feel a similar empathy as I did back in the event of the Columbine incident. How could someone take innocent young civilian lives?
Interestingly, the Oklahoma City Bombing Trial took place in Denver and their were barricades around the Federal Building while court was in session.
Back in the early 90s, a minister from out of town was a guest speaker at a meeting I attended in Denver. A word of prophecy was spoken concerning Denver, how there had been a spirit of murder over that city and that God was going to remove it. Sad to say, it's been many years since and I have yet to see that word fulfilled.
While living in Denver, I had taken to prayer walking. I felt rather safe wherever I was. I lived in an apartment complex for many years near Downtown. I finally moved away in April 2004. When I spoke to some folks there a year later, I was told there had been four murders in the very building in which I lived.
But now I remember a stabbing death that took place in a building across the street while I still lived there.
Around the time of 9-11, I was awakened in the middle of the night, being warned that Denver could become a target for terrorism. So I prayed during the night and arose early in the day to go prayer walking around the World Trade Center in Downtown Denver. As it is, Denver never got attacked by terrorism, thankfully. However, I heard later that an attack was being plotted against Denver.
Prayer Warriors, we need to take our position more seriously and use the authority invested in the name of Jesus and our spiritual weaponry. God can't do it all for us. I'm preaching to myself as well.
Just recently while watching Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural" when he interviewed Guillermo Maldonado, it was mentioned that they prayed that Miami would have no murders for an entire month, and that it was actually documented. What can we do if we would pray?