Things That Make You Go – Hmmm About 9/11

cross 9-11It’s been several weeks since I read the book, “The Harbinger” by author Jonathan Cahn. While many would dismiss his claims about the circumstances surrounding 9/11 and the events that have taken place since then, I decided to do a little research and see if I could verify his claims outlined in his book. I haven’t researched all of them, but the ones I did research are pretty interesting to say the least.

At the end of the book, you are asked what you will do with the information now that you know. Being a writer myself, whenever I feel that I am burdened with a message to share or a story to write, it’s my job to get it done. This has been no different. Something in me beckons me to research this and flush it out if you will. Following is what I found in researching this.

His book is based on the prophetic passage in Isaiah 9:10 which says,
“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.” (NIV)

The footnote in my study Bible says, “Although Isaiah’s prophetic message was primarily concerning Judah and Jerusalem, he also occasionally mediated Yahweh’s words to Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria. This section is an oracle of divine judgment against the northern kingdom. ”

If you dig a little deeper into God’s word you will find that ultimately Samaria and Ephraim (Israel, the northern kingdom), were invaded by the Assyrians and ultimately captured in 722 BC.  Judah (southern kingdom) was invaded by the Babylonians in 605 BC. Eventually the Babylonians invaded a weakened Assyria resulting in everyone being exiled to Babylon. Babylon ultimately destroyed Jerusalem in 586BC. Interesting to note that Babylon is what we know today as Iraq. And who is trying to take over parts of Iraq and establish themselves? You should know the answer to that one. Enemies of God’s people.

If we read further, we see that God’s people were allowed to return to Jerusalem in 538BC and rebuild which some of them did. Not everyone wanted to leave their new life. They had gotten comfortable in Babylon. Many in America today are comfortable in their Babylon’s.

All this to say the prophetic message found in Isaiah 9:10 which was prophesied in and  around 740BC occurred as outlined in scripture starting in 722 BC and going forward.

You may be asking, “What does this have to do with 9/11? What does it have to do with me?”

The author says that Isaiah’s prophecy has also come true for America when the first plane hit the North Tower on 9/11. At that point, like Israel’s invasion in 722BC, the enemy had pierced the homeland.

Why would he think there is a similarity? He lists several reasons, all of which are worth considering and researching. One cannot help but see the similarities when you take the time to see what he is talking about.

Let’s take another look at the passage from Isaiah 9:10 and see how it lines up with the events of 9/11 and following.

“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.” (NIV)

The Twin Towers Rumble

The Twin Towers Rumble

On 9/11, after the planes hit the buildings, as we all recall from either watching it first hand or hearing about it, the two buildings fell. The author says this follows the first line, “The bricks have fallen.”  Something that has been the icon of New York was painfully reduced down to rumble, causing the loss of thousands of loved ones.

In the coming years ahead, we would see a huge 20 ton piece of the Adirondack mountains delivered to New York City and named the “Freedom Stone.” While I can’t get a picture of it that can be used on my website, I did find this article in an archive file online from The New York Times,

“Rather than breaking already broken ground at the World Trade Center site on July 4, Gov. George E. Pataki will instead preside as a cornerstone is laid for Freedom Tower — more than 20 tons of garnet-flecked granite from the Adirondacks. As the tower rises atop this five-foot-high block at its southeast corner, the stone will disappear from view, finally to be obscured entirely by the underground structure filling the 70-foot-deep foundation. But it is not likely to be forgotten there. ‘The cornerstone will serve as a reminder for years to come that we marked this July Fourth with a tribute to our city’s resolve and rebirth,” said Lynn Rasic, a spokeswoman for the governor. ”It’s truly fitting that this cornerstone will be made out of New York stone because this is the bedrock of New York City’s future.”

You can google the Freedom Stone and see it for yourself. Take a closer look at this stone and you will see how beautiful it is, polished and smooth. The author says this is the second line of the prophetic message, “but we will rebuild with dressed stone.” What’s more interesting to me is the spokeswoman’s use of the word cornerstone. Last I checked, Jesus was the cornerstone.

St. Paul's Chapel

St. Paul’s Chapel

Not many people know about the sycamore tree that fell down when the buildings came down. It is said that this sycamore tree sat outside St. Paul’s Chapel and actually protected the chapel from damage. It is also said that St. Paul’s Chapel was one of the only buildings that escaped damage that day. I did some research on St. Paul’s Chapel and found some very interesting things that the author had mentioned in his book.

I guess I never paid much attention in History class, but it turns out that the first U.S. President, George Washington, was inaugurated in front of Federal Hall in the nation’s temporary capital, New York City on April 30, 1789. Federal Hall was located at 26 Wall Street, New York City.  It’s interesting that the first president was inaugurated just miles from the World Trade Center location. What’s also interesting is that he would pray for our nation in a prayer service at St Paul’s chapel.

Are you starting to see a picture form?

Sycamore tree at Ground Zero

Sycamore tree at Ground Zero

Let’s get back to the sycamore tree that fell down on 9/11 as a result of the damage. The author says the felling of this tree carries out the third line of the prophetic message, “the fig trees have been felled.”

sycamore tree memorial

sycamore tree memorial

“St. Paul’s Chapel served as a base for rescue and recovery operations after September 11th. Though the tree itself did not survive, the sycamore’s role as the chapel’s protector has been memorialized by Pennsylvania artist Steve Tobin. Tobin cast the tree’s remaining stump and root system in bronze to create a 20-foot-long, 12-foot high life-like sculpture. The piece was installed in the Trinity courtyard and dedicated on Sept. 11, 2005.”

Freedom Tree

Freedom Tree

The bronze memorial is not the end of the sycamore tree story. They decided to plant a new tree in place of the fell sycamore. This tree would be called the Freedom Tree. The author says that this follows with the last verse of the prophetic passage, “but we will replace them with cedars.”  The only information I have found so far was the tree that replaced it was in the same family as a cedar. I haven’t found anything additional – yet.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Let’s go back to the rebuilding with a dressed stone. As you all know by now, a new building has been erected in place of the two towers, called “Freedom Tower” also known as “One World Trade Center” which is reported to be the tallest building in America now, soaring upwards of 1776 feet. No connection there to any past numbers.  We have done what Tom Daschel and John Edwards said we would do – built back bigger and better.

Do I believe that all these people in New York who had anything to do with the rebuilding, planting a new tree, bronzing roots, or choosing a stone knew the passage of Isaiah and decided to follow it word for word? It’s not likely. Do I believe the terrorists themselves knew the passage and decided to reenact it? That’s not likely either.

It’s very interesting to me that we built two of the tallest buildings in America in the same neighborhood as the location of Washington’s inaugural address, the first temporary capital of the United States, Wall Street, and St. Paul’s Chapel. And that terrorists attacked them first as their target.

Our land was pierced by the enemy and for a short time America turned back to God. More people went back to church, prayed together and sought out God. But it didn’t last long. The turning back to God, the creator of heaven and earth lasted a very short time. Instead, we turned back to worshipping ourselves and false idols. We went back to our old lives as if nothing had happened. We continued on a track to remove God from everything this country holds dear and we are still doing that today. We have told God we don’t need him or want him. Folks, that’s the same thing the Israelites did back then and they paid a heavy price.

George Washington's Inaugural address

George Washington’s Inaugural address

What’s also ironic to me is that we spend so much time trying to take God out of everything when the very first president is the one who dedicated this country to God. In his inaugural address he makes mention of the creator. He and others around him gathered together and prayed for this country. The constitution of the U.S. was based on several biblical principles. But now we are doing everything in our power to worship ourselves and to show countries around the world we are still number one by removing God. We have shown the world we will do this ourselves. We will rebuild back better and stronger on our own. We don’t need God in this country! Many people are living self-centered lives instead of God-centered lives. Wake up people!!!

What is the message the author is trying to deliver to us through this book?

I believe it’s a message to turn around, to turn back to God before it’s too late. 9/11 was a warning and for a short time we did, but we have run even farther away. This country needs to turn around and turn back to God before it’s too late.  Call it coincidence that the Bible passages line up with 9/11. Call it whatever you want, but I can’t help but wonder if what we have going on now with this latest terrorist threat, whatever you choose to call them, is a form of judgment for what we have done to this blessed nation. God allowed the Assyrians to attack Israel over their rebellious behavior, idol worship, and defiance. He allowed the Babylonians to attack Judah for their sins. After awhile he will get fed up with our rebellious behavior and defiance. We have brought that on ourselves and cannot blame God for our bad choices.

I am starting research for another blog that goes into the details of the financial collapses in 2001 and 2008. There is some very interesting stuff there too that we need to pay attention to, especially if you have invested heavily in the stock market. It’s worth the research.

I’m not claiming to be a prophetess. All I am doing is researching what someone else wrote. Rather than take their words at face value, I’m looking for the details.  Stayed tuned for the next big research project. It’s fascinating to me and I hope it’s fascinating to you.

If you found this blog interesting and think others should give this stuff some thought, please share this with them. I don’t know if what the author is saying is true, but it is very interesting. At the end of the day, the Holy Bible has to be my authority, and I have to leave it in God’s hands. But as I mentioned before, if there is any truth to the above, we better wake up quickly.

May God Bless America – (but I understand if that’s hard to right now)

Jeanette

 

 

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