I can still remember the very day it happened! 9/11 of 2001. I was a new Christian at the time but had really been opened to the TRUTH of the Word of God. I was taking in everything that God wanted to show me without trying to put Him into a box. Did He ever show me some things on that day!
I realized how prideful I had been in my life but also was aware that most of my American friends had the same kind of attitude. As I continued to read the bible it was clear to me what had happened to American on 9/11 of 2001.
Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it; except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
As God was opening my eyes to many truths, I could still picture the young people of this country burning their Beatle's albums when John Lennon made the statement that the Beatle's are "more popular than Jesus now."
I thought about the scenes on TV I could remember of that moment as I visited far more satanic concerts in the years to come and listened to a friend at the time describe his experience at a Marilyn Manson concert. Although he seemed to enjoy what was clearly blasphemy against God, I knew my life had slipped greatly from what it once was! I asked myself "Where am I (spiritually) and how in the world did I ever get here?"
Now I realize, not only had it happened to me, BUT, the same thing has happened to the good ol U.S. of A.! We've kicked God out of schools and brought the metal detectors in!
This entire message I am writting here came to me on 9/11 of 2012 as I saw the nation pause for a moment of prayer to remember what happened 11 years ago. As I also paused to pray, the words came from my mouth, "Lord help me to remember what happened 11 years ago", at that moment the spirit showed me to NOT only remember WHAT happened but also to NEVER forget WHY it happened!
I am fully convinced that WITH God's protection the plan to high jack the planes on that day would have been uncovered by some slip up as so many attacks against this country are. It would have been UNcovered, NOT, because we are all that, BUT, because OUR GOD IS ALL THAT!
And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor My judgements, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but that ye break My Covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set My face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. And if ye will NOT yet for all this hearken unto Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
Some will read that and say "Who wants a God that can treat His people that way?" First you have to know the goodness of God to understand such a statement. God loves His creation very much but He also sees the damage that sin does to the people He loves so much. He knows what is best for the people He made and He knows that there is NO alternative to stay safe, happy and close together except to avoid sin and follow what He has so carefully laid out for us to remain close to Him.
Look at today's youth without God. I can assure you this, they would not even give a hoot about John Lennons statement today. If you wonder about a statement such as the one I just made, then consider the fact that Marilyn Manson rips up bibles on stage and you don't hear anything about that! America has fallen into a deep sleep and even the majority of high up leaders have lost the way of righteousness. I still can't get over the Bill Clinton and Kid Rock photo I saw of the two together. That is one of the best pictures I have seen recently of what America has become.
There was a time when American leaders stood up for what they believed whether you liked it or not, but, it was done in a way that lined up with God. Now, most seem to just try and please the people and do what is popular to keep the check coming in.
I used to be a Kid Rock fan and I am very familiar with the lyrics. There is no way we can be a Christian nation and support such lyrics at the same time. I have nothing against Kid Rock and I am sure God will give Him the same chance He has given me. There is power in music whether it be for good or for bad.
Be sure to read the lyrics to what your child is listening to and see what drugs he is singing about! or what murder, or what kind of destruction! If your thinking, kids will be kids, your right! That's why you need to know these things and protect your kids! Be sure to remind them that they are just that, THE KIDS, and you are the ADULT! but please don't forget to keep the LOVE in the center of it
It's a whole lot easier to keep these things from getting in the house than to get them out once they find their way in, but none the less, it's a job we need to stay on top of and ask God for the wisdom to deal with it if it has already entered the lives of our children.
Paul wrote his first letter to the Tessalonians because they were falling into the pagan ways of the people around them. Keep your house seperated from unrighteousness and keep Jesus in the center of it!
God bless you!