Japan has some of the most toughest gun laws in the whole world, and last week a gunman obtained a gun illegally and killed the mayor of Nagasaki. So you can’t legislate morality, and you can’t legislate what satan puts into somebody’s mind, you know.
And you can’t do that with gates. You can’t do that with bars. You can go as far as you possibly can humanly, and you need to do that, you know. Faith without works is dead. You know, you can’t say, “Well, I’m just going to believe God. We’re not going to have a security system.” No, that’s not faith. That’s presumption. You have to do everything that you can do in the natural. But then there’s a time when you’re going to have to depend upon God.
And, you know, I’m sure I’m not the only college president, but I’m sure I’m one of only few who is on his face every morning in this world in prayer over this campus. Now maybe as of this week, maybe because of the events this week in Blacksburg, Virginia, there are other college presidents, more. But I didn’t just start getting on my face for you guys and for this campus just on Monday. It’s something that I’ve done for years.
And I’ve had a habit over the years of having intercessory prayer groups every day praying over this campus, walking these grounds, anointing these buildings with oil, praying in the Spirit, believing God, rebuking demonic activity from coming on this campus. That’s not something new to me. I do that on a regular basis. But there may be some more who are doing that today. I don’t know.