NEW YORK CITY (9/9/13) The surprise attacks on September 11, 2001 spawned many questions, debates, theories and ‘what ifs’ from a bewildered America. These questions can be answered by one source that we have always had.
Face of Evil-Mohamed Atta Flew First Plane into Towers.
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God knows everything present, past, and what is to be. He shows us what is to happen while demonstrating that He is in control. That includes 9/11. And He knows, to our shame, that we will depart from him.
Deuteronomy 28:43 states: “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.”
Why? The Bible answers in verse 47: “Because thou servest NOT the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth (airplanes used in attack); A nation whose tongue (Arabic language) thou shalt not understand; a nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young.” (Notice how terrorists attack what they call, “soft targets,’ which means unarmed civilians, hospitals=the old and schools=the young.)
Verse 52: And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down (World Trades Building), wherein thou trustedst (America’s wealth was within those towers); and he shall besiege thee in thy gates throughout all the land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.”
We seem to have forgotten that it was God’s Divine Blessings that made this country great. Our Founding Fathers looked to God for guidance and were not ashamed to call His name.
Lamentations 3:22 assures us “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning.”
God’s Word goes even further in verse 60: “Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations against me (America).”
We have, in this modern age, locked God out of our lives. Much of society has forsaken knowledge and recognition of ‘good and evil.’ Man continually evades accepting personal responsibility for what they do or do not do. When the higher moral code of God is hidden away and is denied as having any power over us, then ‘evil will be done in the name of our enemies.’
There are many who say, “I don’t believe in the Bible.” The Bible stands alone whether anyone believes it is true or not—for its wisdom and truth are not man-made, nor does God and His Word change just because man chooses to believe differently.
What can we do? God states clearly in 1 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.” (All italics and highlights mine.)
God is NOT causing our problems. We are.
Must We Forgive? This is the tough part. God says we must have inward Divine love even in the midst of a fierce battle.