Lessons from the Orlando Mass Shooting

I am in no way a wise person. I am a simple person whose thoughts likely don’t reflect those of a deep thinker. I am a man who evaluates himself and situations. 

Our immediate response to the senseless, evil, wickedness and cowardice shooting of over one hundred people of which fifty died is to ask why? It’s normal to ask why? The challenge is to ask “How.” How do we respond? How do we prevent such future actions? So many other ‘how’ questions to answer. I come away with one soul-wrenching lesson. 

Learn from this the URGENCY OF THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. 

Genuine Christianity prevents these types of events, therefore we born again Christians should be vigilant in sharing the gospel. It is urgent. How many lives left this world as a result of the mass shooting whose eternal destiny is not heaven. They never trust Jesus Christ as their Savior and sided without Him. They did not know today was their last day. 

God have mercy on our souls for not being more active as His witness. 

The passage is long but take the time to read, study and heed God’s Word.

“And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, ‘If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’ “Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will hear a message from My mouth and give them warning from Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand. But if you on your part warn a wicked man to turn from his way and he does not turn from his way, he will die in his iniquity, but you have delivered your life. “Now as for you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus you have spoken, saying, “Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we are rotting away in them; how then can we survive?”‘ Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord G OD, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’ And you, son of man, say to your fellow citizens, ‘The righteousness of a righteous man will not deliver him in the day of his transgression, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he will not stumble because of it in the day when he turns from his wickedness; whereas a righteous man will not be able to live by his righteousness on the day when he commits sin.’ When I say to the righteous he will surely live, and he so trusts in his righteousness that he commits iniquity, none of his righteous deeds will be remembered; but in that same iniquity of his which he has committed he will die. But when I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and he turns from his sin and practices justice and righteousness, if a wicked man restores a pledge, pays back what he has taken by robbery, walks by the statutes which ensure life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live; he shall not die.” Ezekiel‬ ‭33:1-15‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Until Next Time, 

Hoss

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About Hoss

Married w/ 1 daughter & 3 step-children . Ordained minister. I do supply preaching every opportunity I get. Currently employed in a state prison system. Wife & I own a flower shop in a nearby city. I am approaching my late 50's, although I certainly don't look like it.
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