911 – Before and After: What should we take away from that horrific day?

Before: Manhattan Skyline March 2011
Before: Manhattan Skyline March 2001 – Photo credit: Mary Weible

Three days after Muslim terrorists crashed airliners into the two World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, President Bush climbed aboard a fire truck at “Ground Zero”.

After: Manhattan skyline March 2011 - Photo credit Mary Weible
After: Manhattan skyline March 2011 – Photo credit Mary Weible

President Bush: “Thank you all. I want you all to know — it [bullhorn] can’t go any louder — I want you all to know that America today, America today is on bended knee, in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. The nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens.”

Rescue Worker: “I can’t hear you!

President Bush: “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!

By golly, we were going to give those Muslims the old one-two to show them they can’t mess with us, the U.S.

Between then and now, depositions of two Muslim tyrants – Saddam Hussein 13 December 2003 and Muammar Gaddafi on 20 October 2011 – unleashed and empowered ISIS/ISIL to devastate the middle east as never before seen in human history. Sexual slavery of captive women. Throats cut on live television. Whole villages slaughtered. Christians martyred. Israel imperiled.

What should have been our response? Find the answer in Isaiah chapter 9.

America, as Israel was at the time Isaiah wrote chapter 9, is undergoing judgement. Our proper response then and now should be national repentance, turning from sin and calling on the Name of God to have mercy on us.

Jewish date corresponding to September 11, 2001 was Elul 23, 5761.

Jewish date corresponding to September 10, 2015 was Elul 26, 5775, when Senate Democrats handed Obama his victory, the ability to fund Iranian tyranny to the tune of $150,000,000,000.

Sunday, September 13 corresponds to Elul 29, 5775, marking the last day of the seventh Shemitah (49 year economic cycle). Monday is the first day of Jewish month Tishrei and the first day of Jewish year 5776 – Rosh Hashanah and the year of Jubilee.

Am I expert on the Bible, Jewish history, Jewish customs and such? By no means. But, I choose to learn.

If you wish to gain understanding of the times in which we live, I suggest a presentation by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas on June 3 of this year.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn with Manhattan skyline in background - click on image for video of his presentation at Gateway Church
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn with Manhattan skyline in background – click on image for video of his presentation at Gateway Church, June 3, 2015

Before-and-after photos of the WTC were made by my daughter while on visits to New York City.

John White

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