Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Then-Senator John Kerry's Biblical Prophetic Statement the Day After September 11, 2001

2005: "John Kerry senator from MA-2" by Kenneth C. Zirkel
Own work.
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In last week's posts we explored the important spiritual connections between the words of our leaders and the impact these words have in real ways on our nation.

If John Kerry's words, "If Allah wills it," surprised you, there are many more examples of similar statements by leaders in America that you need to know about. These include incredible spiritual statements made by America's leaders after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (Tweet that!) We will look at three of these this week, beginning with another statement by John Kerry the day after the 9/11 attacks.

In the hours and days following the terrorists attacks and the fall of the twin World Trade Center towers, many (if not most) Americans held a spirit of defiance – we would not allow this attack to go unanswered. We would respond. For me, that reaction is completely understandable and I was right there among everyone else.

It is important for me to say that I do not blame any U.S. leader for the words they said or in any way think they did anything wrong. They did not even know they were being used by God in those moments. (Tweet that!)  But God was and is using these leaders to communicate, in His often-quite ways, to all who will listen. (Tweet that!)  Here's what happened…

At the time, John Kerry was a senior Senator from Massachusetts. On September 12, 2001, the day after the 9/11 attacks, John Kerry delivered a speech on the floor of the United States Senate in response to the 9/11 attacks. John Kerry said:

"I believe one of the first things we should commit to -- with federal help that underscores our nation's purpose -- is to rebuild the towers of the World Trade Center and show the world we are not afraid. We are defiant!"  
(The Harbinger, page 63, 256; also The Harbinger Companion with Study Guide page 40, both by Jonathan Cahn.)

But who, really, are we defying?

I, John Kerry, and certainly everyone else meant our defiance against the terrorists. But is that what really is taking place?

In the years since, an amazing network of facts have emerged, detailed by the work of Jonathan Cahn in his book The Harbinger (presents this material in fiction) and The Harbinger Companion with Study Guide (nonfiction). If you're not familiar with Jonathan Cahn's work, this is fascinating material. I’m sharing from his work and I highly recommend you read his books if you haven’t yet. If you are familiar, you may, as I am, appreciate a review of these facts and details in history.

Let's suppose for now that this terrorist attack of 9/11/2001 were, in fact, allowed by God in order to get the attention of America, a nation that was founded on His principals and that is straying away from Him. (Tweet that!) Just suppose.

Now, if that were true, then our defiance would not be defiance against terrorists, but rather defiance against God. (Tweet that!)

I don't know how that strikes you. You may react with skepticism, anger, or curiosity. But let's just explore the possibility. Because Jonathan Cahn has uncovered some amazing parallels that support that possibility. I'll be detailing these in future posts.

This possibility is based on a Scripture verse: Isaiah 9:10.

The setting is ancient Israel. Dateline: 732 B.C. At that time in history, the nation of Israel is divided into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. The brutal Assyrian empire (modern day Iraq), led by Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III, attacked and sacked the northern kingdom of Israel. This could only happen if there was a breach in the "wall" of God's promised protection of Israel…which occurred because Israel was straying away from its foundation on the One True God.

After this breach, the leaders of Israel refused to see this as a warning from God. Instead, this is what the Bible records Israel's leaders as saying:

"Who say in pride and arrogance of heart: 
"The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn [quarried] stones. The sycamores have been cut down, but we will plant cedars in their place." 
(Jonathan Cahn's translation of Isaiah 9:9b-10 found on page 49 of The Harbinger Companion with Study Guide.)

Fast forward to the day after al Qaeda, based in Iraq which is ancient Assyria, attacked the United States. (Tweet that!) A senior leader in the United States Senate firmly announces:

"[We] should…rebuild the towers of the World Trade Center and show the world we are not afraid. We are defiant!"

Not convinced 9/11 was a parallel warning from God? Then please come back on Thursday for the next post and some amazing evidence of this parallel.

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