United Airlines’ Flight 175 Hitting South Tower, 9/11/2001
New York City has a new tallest building again:
30 April 2012
One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0430/World-Trade-Center-back-as-tallest-building-in-New-York-City
Although our family visited the Empire State Building when it was NYC’s tallest building a few years back, we had not visited the old World Trade Center Towers and am unsure if we will visit this new one.
As far as “freedom” goes, notice the following interesting headline for the UK:
The TSA’s mission creep is making the US a police state
A “police state” is not know for freedom.
And just building a tall building does not provide the USA will new protection, mainly just new risks that somehow this building may be destroyed in the future (cf. Psalm 83:3-8; Daniel 11:39; Leviticus 26:16).
The new building is often called the “Freedom Tower.” Which is somewhat ironic as residents of the USA have lost a lot freedom since the 9/11/2001 attacks, and have increased the committal of various sins.
Notice some of the words of Jesus:
34…Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. (John 8:34-35)
LCG had the following commentary last September:
.By William Bowmer | Saturday, September 10, 2011…
And what of the “War on Terror” declared by U.S. President George W. Bush? Earlier this year, U.S. Navy SEALs in Afghanistan proudly proclaimed the death of Osama bin Laden, yet the West after a decade seems unable to win a decisive war against ragtag crews of Muslim extremists. Meanwhile, at home, millions of Americans’ main experience of the war is literally at the hands of the Transportation Safety Administration, a powerful new government agency that treats every air traveler as a terrorist suspect, subjected to scanning and poking and prodding in what some derisively call “security theater.”
As we go about our daily business, we might at first not recognize just how much the world around us has changed since September 11, 2001. But consider the analogy of the frog and the pot of boiling water. If you drop a frog into the pot, it will jump right out, unable to bear the heat. But if you put the frog in a pot of lukewarm water, you can raise the temperature slowly—and soon you will boil the frog to death!
In September 2001, the U.S. unemployment rate had risen to 5.4 percent. Ten years later, that rate stands at 9.1 percent, with unofficial figures (including “discouraged workers” and the underemployed) at nearly double that number.
In September 2001, “same-sex marriage” was a fringe issue, firmly opposed by the vast majority of Americans. Ten years later, six U.S. states allow same-sex marriages to be performed, while another dozen states allow “civil unions” granting essentially all the privileges of marriage to same-sex couples.
In September 2001, U.S. public debt was just over $5.7 trillion. In September 2011 it stands just over $14.7 trillion.
Since September 2001, more than 14.5 million unborn babies have been aborted in the United States.
One could go on and on pointing out so many changes over the last decade—often occurring gradually, in small-but-steady increments, day by day. So, how is the temperature in our pot? At this somber anniversary, Americans might do well to look at the world around them, then look back a decade and ask: “Ten years ago, is this what you thought your nation would become?”
The sins and debt of the USA will catch up with it. The sins of the other Anglo-nations such as Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand will affect them as well. The Israelite-descended Anglo-nations will be those that experience the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), which is the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) and final time of the Gentiles that Jesus spoke of (Luke 21:20-24; cf. Revelation 11:2).
What is going to happen to the USA relatively soon will be so much worse than 9/11/2001 ever was. Do not wait until it is too late to respond spiritually, so that you may be protected physically.
The terrorists have gotten people terrified–and this seems to have been prophesied:
14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,
15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,
16 I also will do this to you:
I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart.
And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies.
Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)
Without national repentance, the USA is doomed. Building the “Freedom Tower” simply does not change that.
Since the USA seems to be going more into sin nationally, massive national repentance seems unlikely. Yet, personal repentance is still possible. Do you see the winds of change in the USA and elsewhere?
If so, what do you plan to do about it?
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