Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalms 33:12)
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalms 33:18-19)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO READ ABOUT 9/11/2001, you may want to go here: https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/9-11-attacks. We are reminded that the college freshmen this year were born after the attack.
BARBARA HAD RETIRED AND WE WERE ENJOYING A LEISURE MORNING when the phone rang: “Do you have your TV on?” It was our son, David. We turned on our TV and watched it all day as the whole scenario unfolded: all aircraft in America were slowly landing,… somewhere, and then were grounded. We didn’t know how big the attack was and didn’t know the ultimate target. The President and his immediate functional unit were whisked away to an undisclosed location.
AMERICA CAME TO A GRINDING HALT AS WE WAITED TO LEARN exactly what was going on in our nation. Not since Sunday morning: December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor had we been so mauled! (I remember that day very well – before television. I had just turned seven.) On 9/11, I was about to turn 67.
AMERICA WAS SUDDENLY ONE NATION AS ON THE DAY OF PEARL HARBOR. Prayer was a proper thing to do and American flags were flying everywhere: on buildings, in yards, on cars and trucks. We were a religious nation, a nation in revival and it lasted...two months? Our God thing was skin-deep; much like the days when Elijah called for a meeting on Mt. Carmel and called down fire from Heaven to consume the sacrifice.
“Jehovah, He is God! Jehovah, He is God!”
ELIJAH OUTRAN KING AHAB DOWN MT. CARMEL ahead of the downpour of rain after three years of parching drought. Ah, yes. Idolatry was so entrenched in Israel that the whole exercise was a circus and nothing more. Israel would have to taste blood and death before she would realize God was serious about repentance and turning to Him. Queen Jezebel would be thrown from a window and eaten by the dogs (all but her hands) and even then, it would be hard to give up the beloved idols that came between them and God.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE IN AMERICA to bring us to our knees in repentance? We have become a culture of death, having slaughtered over sixty million babies in the womb since 1973. All those babies were consigned to death by their mothers who signed a death certificate on their behalf. We are barbarians!
THE PLANES FLEW INTO THE TWIN TOWERS of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and the field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Terrible! But, aren’t we as great at putting people to death for our own purposes as are the Moslems? That is a hard, hard saying. But it is the truth. I am saddened by it.
GOD TOOK NOTICE OF EVERY SOUL THAT CAME TO HIM in death from the attacks on 9/11 and God also takes notice of every soul that comes to Him from the wombs of their mothers. Our nation needs to repent of its murderous binge of death. We also need to resist embracing a culture that invades nations and demands conversion or death. Ω https://www.rzim.org/resources/islam
Read Through the Bible in a Year
SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 - WEDNESDAY
A.M. Proverbs 19-20 P.M. 2Corinthians 3
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A Good Verse to Memorize:
That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:6)
Song for Today:
Battle Hymn of the Republic (5:18) (U.S. Army Field Band)
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