A masked gunman who attempted to rob a group of women inside a Lake City home Friday night may have got more than he bargained for.
Lake City police say Derek Lee, 24, entered a house on Lakeview Avenue where the homeowner had 14 women over for a jewelry party. Police say Lee was wearing a dark ski cap on his head along with a bandana across his face. He allegedly showed a gun and ordered the women to hand over their money and phones.
One woman who thought it was a party gag pushed his hand aside while laughing saying, “It’s only a water gun.” Police say Lee (pictured, right) held the gun to that woman’s head and said, “I’m not joking, I’m going to shoot someone, give me your money.”
Jacquie Hagler, who owns the house, says she then put her faith into action.
“When I realized what was going on, I stood up and said, ‘In the name of Jesus, get out of my house now.’ And he said, ‘I’m going to shoot someone.’ And I said it again, real boldly,” Hagler said. “Everybody started chanting, ‘Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,’ and he did a quick scan of the room, and ran out the door as fast as he could go.”
Lee is also being investigated for an attempted robbery at a nearby ATM that happened moments prior to the home invasion.
Source: News 4
“In the name of JESUS, anything is possible.”
It is a simple and powerful statement. It is also the complete truth. This is not the first story I have read, where my King has protected those who believe and call him. I have witnessed the Lord manifest himself in so many ways (all Glory goes to him.)
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
I am a witness to the above verse, and to that fact that Jesus loves me truly. I have seen demons cast out in his name, and I have seen even my own mother protected from a person who wished to attack her. She called out for Jesus, and Our King protected her. All Glory goes to Jesus always, because without him nothing is possible.
2 Timothy 3:1-5
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.
The days are getting worse, where crimes will become more frequent. Our Messiah is near. Turn to him, no matter what comes today or tomorrow, turn to him. While there is breath in our lungs, turn to him.