A Senate judiciary committee in Baton Rouge, LA voted 3 - 0 against a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried inside churches. Though "churches are not the safe places they used to be," according to State Rep. Henry Burns of Haughton, opponents argue that having concealed weapons in churches is asking for trouble.
Through violence on the household of faith including attacking the sanctity of holy places and the peace which should be had therein, and targeting the innocent, Satan shows how he is fulfulling the scriptures which declare him as "walking about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (I Peter 5:8)." While he makes his rounds, he recruits demonic actors to help him stage a circus where the joke is on the church.
The bears in the sanctuary are intimidating the weak-minded, discouraging them from seeking God in a very personal way. The panthers in the sanctuary are angrily biting the heels of the humble, urging them to hold their peace and be obliterated. The gorillas in the sanctuary are standing tall above the children of Christ, inciting fear of the Devil.
When the enemy declares war on the church, we have the power to invoke the heavenly host in defense of zion. There is a necessity to declare by the power vested from the most High God, by Jesus, King of Kings, that everything the enemy has stolen from the church – in influence great and small, shall be released back to the church; that a revival shall come throughout the nation of America and the world.
And God shall restore 20, 60 and 100 fold, all that has been stolen – that all may know that He alone is God (Joel 2:25).