Today is the 14th anniversary of 9-11. It is a day seared into our communal American conscience. No doubt, today there are moments of silence being observed at ground zero. There are documentaries on the television to remind us of the horror. It was, without a doubt the worst most horrible, shocking day in our lifetime. We all watched this direct attack on our shores in real time on the morning news in living color and could not believe our eyes! However, the real tragedy of this infamous anniversary is that there are huge lessons that America failed to learn:
America- and the American church- has never acknowledged the fact that we are involved not only in a physical struggle but we are also entrenched in Supernatural Spiritual Battle. A battle unrecognized cannot be fought.
America did not/ does not question that Islam is a religion of Peace
America didn’t bother to heed the warnings that the basic tenets of the Koran teach/ call for destruction of infidels (us)
America did not/ does not really believe that those who Bless Israel will in turn be Blessed by the Lord (Genesis 12:3)
America did not recognize this horrific act as a dire warning and turn back to The Lord and repent in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks
America did not learn to heavily monitor their Visa programs, or to severely restrict or cut off legal immigration from Muslim countries.
America has not secured or closed her borders and refuses to acknowledge that nefarious characters are walking in along hidden amidst the poor Hispanic families looking for the American Dream
America, by and large, did not view 9-11 as a warning that our “hedge”of protective blessing was being removed and continues to pass and uphold and use tax dollars for unequivocally, ungodly legislation in our anything goes society
America has now engaged in a nuclear treaty with Iran which requires us to defend Iran from Israeli attack
America has the leadership that she deserves in light of these seminal, unlearned lessons and will no doubt reap the self-inflicted whirlwind of these unlearned, unheeded warnings as a result
On this anniversary of 9-11 we all sincerely salute the memory of the innocent victims lost in those planes and in the buildings in those attacks. We honor the hero firefighters and policeman who ran into the buildings and into the clouds of toxic smoke to serve and save. We honor the soldiers who gave their lives in wars in faraway Iraq and Afghanistan as we attempted to destroy the Islamic terrorist roots before they could come again to our shores. We will never forget you or your service to our country or the sacrifices made by your families.
All these years later, after all these lives lost and treasure spent nothing has really changed and these unlearned lessons have gone mostly unheeded. We, as One Nation Under God need to respect that heritage and turn back to the Lord who loves us. If we, on this critical date do not take a stand, draw a line in the sand and say NO MORE then it may be too late. We have sat for 14 years in silent, deceived acquiescence while our freedom, our Judeo- Christian heritage, and the future of our children and grandchildren is being sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. We need to remember how to tell the difference between our enemies and our friends and quit funding the people and countries that despise us.
Right now, today, this minute we need to find the political will to stop this hemorrhage of common sense, resources and our hard-won civil liberties and demand that our leaders support and defend the Constitution as they have sworn themselves to. We need to tell our leadership, red, blue or purple that they MUST take care of business or we will find someone who will!
We as Believers as the Bride of Christ need to consider this the last wake-up call! It is a return to holiness, to preach repentance- a turning away from evil and sinful ways and a return to Godly statutes,(2 Chronicles 7:14) and get very busy preaching the true love message of Christ Crucified.( John 3:16) The only way this Nation, our nation, can return to greatness is to honor the Lord who directed our ancestors to come to this amazing place of opportunity and blessing. Jesus called us to be that light the city on a hill that is impossible to hide! We and by proxy, our country, are called to be an unmistakable, glowing example in a dark world showing what a nation looks like who have known the Goodness and Blessing of God Almighty!!
That is the REAL unlearned lesson of 9/11