Armed Robber Stopped By The Power of Jesus' Name


Romans 8:31 (KJV)
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

In these days of trying times when Christians are being attacked from every side, we must always remember that God has everything in HIS control. I felt the need to share with you a story of faith, proving once again that Jesus is very much alive. He not only rose, but he LIVES, and will protect us if we call on his name.

A masked armed robber got more than he bargained for when he entered into Jackie Hagler's home in Lake City, Florida intending to rob her and her friends at gun point. The 15 women ordered him out of the home through the power of Jesus' name and lo and behold he ran out as fast as he could.

Here's the story as reported by

Lake City, FL 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."

Can you imagine the unbelievable fear that surged through this career criminals mind? As I am sure he was used to dealing with violence because he is a previous offender according to the full article, he apparently had never seen or felt the power of Jesus Name like he did this day. Maybe this will be what shines the light on this young man making him a believer.

Lee was picked out of a lineup by several of the ladies from the party, police say. He is also being investigated for attempted robbery at a nearby ATM, which happened just prior to the home invasion.

He was held on $200,000 bond in the Columbia County Detention Center.

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." --Ephesians 6:12-16 (KJV)

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About Lorri Anderson
Mother of four wonderful children and grandmother of four. Poet/writer/investigative reporter/singer/dancer/model/business owner/non-profit business owner etc...Started D.P.A.A.W.L. INC, a non-profit animal rescue in the state of Kentucky that worked closely with animal control, law enforcement, as well as the Lewis County S.P.C.A. in which I was elected to Chairman of the Board .Volunteered and worked with: Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Senior Citizens Social Services of Pike County, Community Action Committee of Pike County, Central Ohio Diabetes Association, Food Pantries, Children's Services in both Ohio and Kentucky, Lewis County S.P.C.A., Lewis County Humane Society, as well as many other organizations.I believe strongly in our Second Amendment right to "BEAR ARMS". I am a licensed CCW carrier and proud of it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Scott/100001362985742 Don Scott

    Strange story. I wonder if he will be put in jail for a long time, or allowed to do public service.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

    WARNING, BELIEVERS ONLY! "HEBREW" being the ONLY SET-APART SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE AS WRITTEN IN ALL TEXT OF ALL KINDS(ZEPH. 3:9, ACTS 26:14, 1 COR. 4:6), "JESUS" IS A FALSE NAME & CAN NOT EVEN BE TRANSLATED INTO HEBREW~! It's NOT ABOUT "ROME" & IT'S "ONLY" ABOUT "JERUSALEM!" THAT IS WRITTEN IN ALL VARIATIONS OF IT'S TEXT!!! Will it matter, just WATCH! Just talking about LIES & "Roman tradition" verses absolute "TRUTH" as WRITTEN!~

    • GQ4U

      "Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language." Acts 2:3-6 (read the chapter)

      The Holy Spirit of God has His own SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE that speaks to the heart and mind of the individual and it is not Hebrew. Understanding Hebrew is NOT required for salvation and I defy you to demonstrate otherwise.

  • GQ4U

    Commanding demons in the the name of Jesus is hardly new. Its a shame that its so uncommonly used that it is news worthy. Praise God for the outcome, glory to His name.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Barney/100000502045724 Victor Barney

      "Jesus" was a name given by "Petrus Galatinus" to honor Greece's Highest 'PAGAN" Deity! Ask him, he's not EVEN embarrased to tell you! Just saying...

    • GQ4U

      "A Shoshana by any other name would smell as sweet."

      "Therefore, if an uncircumcised man keeps the righteous requirements of the law, will not his uncircumcision be counted as circumcision?" Romans 2:26

      " For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God." Romans 2:29

      Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did not know the name Jesus/Yeshua. "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Hebrews 11:13

      "And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same [useless] sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God," Hebrews 10:11-12

      "Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers." Luke 2:46-47 This 12-year old boy heard His Fathers voice and knew truth from the "Living Word" not script on parchment. What language did God use when He spoke to His son... it does not matter.

      "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." John 1:1-5

      A FEW NAMES/TITLES OF MY LORD SAVIOR:
      Good Shepherd, Immanuel, Bread of Life, Bridegroom, The Way,
      Cornerstone, Christ, Deliverer, Holy One, Lamb of God, Lion of Judah, Light of the World, Only Begotten Son of God, Rabbi, Resurrection and Life, Prince of Peace, Rock, Mediator, Messiah, Counselor, The Vine, Word & Word of God... plus 100 more. My LORD is so much more than one name can contain, whether we choose Yeshua or Jesus is based on human wisdom not God's. The Hebrew Roots movement limits knowledge to knowing & understanding original Hebrew. This is of course non-sense because no one has any "original" manuscripts to verify what the "original" language was. That's why we need to always go to the Living Word for knowledge and He will impart it to us. No holy script, book or scroll has any meaning or comprehensible context unless interpreted to the heart and mind by the author. How can we come to Him as a child if we must first know religious history, attend Seminary, get a Theology Degrees with a PhD in "original" Hebrew? Aren't 6,000,000,000,000 of Earths current inhabitants in enough peril of eternal destruction without these new educational requirements?

      "He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of
      lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light,
      whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen." 1 Timothy 6:15-16

      Forget Petrus Galatinus he cannot define the truth. I also enjoy the pagan holidays of Thanks Giving, Christmas & Easter because they raise the level of discussion about God the Creator and His only begotten Son and to me that's a very good thing made from something that was broken... just like me.

  • ThinkAboutGreen

    I hope someone reaches out to this young man. He did a bad thing, but he respects life and Jesus enough to leave without hurting anyone. He will have to face punishment, but I hope he finds redemption and a new life!

  • http://twitter.com/DonBahn1 Don Bahn

    Psalm 91.

  • DWinch

    Just goes to show you, some crooks would rather be gut shot than to hear about Jesus.
    Calling out to the Lord is always a good idea while reaching for your favorite crook repellent.

  • TheSharperWon

    Jesus Is LORD!!! There IS power in the name of JESUS!!!

  • geneww1938

    If we Christians really got serious about prayer and obedience to the Bible, this country would change for righteousness. The battle of evil against righteousness is the only problem of this country. A righteous leader is not debased in greed, power, perversions, and sinful acts for self that we find in the vast majority of our politicians.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Billy-Whitfield/100002738915761 Billy Whitfield

    "against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
    Jesus must have been talking about Obama in that verse!

    • GQ4U

      Even Obama serves his spiritual master. Pray that one day soon its Almighty God.

  • freedomringsforall

    May God continue to bless those great ladies.
    Hopefully God will help and change that poor young man we know he can and i hope and pray that it is his will.

  • Smirking Wolf

    Maybe he had read the internet anecdote about the slobbering Rottweiler named Jesus?

  • Smirking Wolf

    Really great news.... Now try that with just one or two women present. The results may vary.

  • melissasmom

    Well, praise the Lord. How wonderful to have such faith and thinking so quickly I might add.

  • Cherry Walker

    The "jewelry lady" is Afton Brown, a dear sweet acquaintance of mine. She said it was the most amazing thing! I am so very glad that no one was hurt and that the power of Jesus Christ was with these ladies.