America was one of only two
countries in history founded under God. Israel was the other. Ancient
Israel turned away from God, so God sent Assyria to attack and awaken
Israel. They attacked Israel and Israel's response was, "The bricks
have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig
(Sycamore in KJV) trees have been felled, but we will replace them with
cedars." Isaiah 9:10. This was not God's intent. God was looking
forIsrael to repent and return to God... they didn't. Later, God sent
the Phillistines and Israel was crushed.
America is reliving this with 9/11. Gov. Potaki, shortly after 9/11/01
quoted this very Scripture (Isaiah 9:10) indicating that we would
rebuild. What is so amazing about this is that in 1789, New York City
was the first capital of America after the constitution. George
Washington was sworn in as our first president there at the federal
building. From there George Washington and the leaders walked to a
small chapel for a two-hour service where America's first leaders
dedicated America to God. What's even more amazing is that this Chapel
sits on Ground Zero... St. Paul's Chapel. As with Israel, the very
place where each country was dedicated to God, God allowed destruction
to come for the purpose of awakening us.
After the bricks had fallen on 9/11, in a ceremony NY officials lowered
a 20-ton quarried stone (dressed stone) into the foundation with the
intent of building "Freedom Tower." Of course, the stone was later
removed due to the outcry of those who lost loved ones in the Twin
Towers. But our intent was there.
Even more... As 9/11 unfolded a beam from the north tower came down and
was headed toward the chapel, but a Sycamore (Fig) Tree stood in the
way and was felled by the beam and the chapel spared. The Sycamore's
root system was made into a bronze statue (bronze is a metal of
judgement) and placed on Wall Street. The NYSE was founded beneath a
Sycamore Tree. To top it all off, a Cedar Tree was planted to replace
the fallen Sycamore Tree.
America is reliving Sripture. As with Ancient Israel, we have not
turned back to God as America.