On every September 11, America shivers with the images 9-11-2001. It’s the day when our invincibility came into question. Until then, we felt safer within our borders than anywhere in the world. But, when our hijacked planes (loaded with civilians) crashed at their civilian targets like war missiles, we experienced a terror we had never known.
I walked the streets of NY City just a few weeks after it happened. People held up poster images of their loved ones, wishing for a miracle. Bearded prophets chanted on the corners to anyone who would listen. They spoke about the end of the world. It’s then you realize how evil and unpredictable this world has become.
The masses in our country cried for progress. “Throw off the chains of tradition and religion… the churches are standing in our way!”
They wanted a new America. And they got it.
They blindfolded God, tied His arms behind his back and walked Him into a closet.
They didn’t realize how much He had protected them to that point.
“One attack. We will rebuild, and we will get smarter and stronger. We will never let this happen again.”
And then years pass without incident, and we all feel safer. But most of us cannot see how vulnerable we really are. I have been feeling for some time, that we are on the brink of something terrible.
The hope is that good will always triumph over evil.
But then you open your eyes to the reality of radical terror and how it has spread since then, and you see that our world has cancer. Without intervention, that cancer will strike at America again… and again. It will spread through this land like a fire until it has consumed us to ashes.
The wars are not for geography. There is a spiritual force behind each government in the world. The wars are between good and evil; light and darkness; God and Satan. People are lining up on both sides of the line. There is no neutral zone.
There is a battle for the heart of every nation.
There is a battle for the heart of America. If we are going to side with the light, then let’s do that all the way. If we are going to be good, then let’s be very good. If we are going to be a light to the world, then let’s shine brightly. If we are going to be God’s, then let us be completely and unashamedly His.
To prevent another 9-11, we need something more than a strong government and military.
We need God’s loving, guiding, protecting hand.
Even if you don’t believe in God or serve Him, you should not squash those who do. Instead, we should all find a way to thank God for whatever blessing He may have bestowed upon is to this point. We should welcome Him, honor Him, love Him, and serve Him as much as we each know how.
Godliness makes a nation great, but sin is a disgrace to any people. (Provers 14:34 NLT) Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT)
I pray that America will look up to God and thank Him.
That she will humble herself to Him, and turn back to Him. I pray specifically for our president and congress, concerning the situation in Syria. God is bigger than political parties and popular opinion. He knows what’s best for us. He still has a plan for America.
We need Him.
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