Summary: Lessons to be learned from the WTC horror.
A House of Cards
There are many ministers seeking to bring comfort to the American people and rightly so, but there needs to be some other issues addressed. There are lessons to be learned. The military has learned a few about defense and terrorism. The government has learned a few things about diplomacy and its lack of effect on terrorists. The time has come for a few spiritual lessons as well.
1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. (KJV)
America has forgotten who has blessed this nation. They have been building in vain offering up sacrifices to the gods of materialism, "tolerance", nominal religion, sports/leisure and political correctness. Such a house of cards cannot stand. The watchmen have already looked in vain.
I tried to find the world record for a house of cards, but it was not available. I remember watching one of the competitions for the record. It was quite a large house of cards that took, if I remember correctly, days to build. Thousands of cards were involved and it was impressive. Yet, at the end it fell easily.
I think it interesting that the World Trade Center was thirty years old. In the sixties, the American house was shaken, much like the WTC in ’93. Our values were being attacked right and left. I know. I was a hippie back then and rejected everything my parent’s generation stood for and was ready to burn down the Establishment. In the 70’s the disease started spreading rapidly and we see spiritual destruction in the country as devastating as the carnal devastation in NYC. It took eight years for our enemies to figure out how to make the WTC fall. I wonder how much longer it will be before we fall as a nation.
Ps 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (KJV)
This country was built on Christian foundations. The foundation of the government is the Constitution, which is basically a Christian document since its principles came from the Bible. Many of our laws come from direct commands or principles from the Bible. Well, at least the older laws.
In Texas, we know a bit about foundation problems. Extremes of heat, cold, rain, and drought can wreak havoc on a building’s foundation here. There is a brisk business in foundation repair. The house may look great on the outside, but neglect the foundation and someday it will fall. (Matt 7:26,27)
As a whole, America looks great on the outside, which is why we have people clamoring to come here legally or illegally. It looks like the Promised Land. Inside, we have many, many problems. We are seeking to correct them, but we fail to realize that the cracks we see in the walls and ceilings are only symptoms of foundation damage and a patch or paint job will not solve them.
Our Christian foundations have taken an extreme beating from at all levels and in all areas. It does not matter whether the attack comes from education, government or even pulpit. The attacks are real, vicious and intense. It is indeed a jihad, but not necessarily rooted in an Islamic context. The attackers are intent on bringing our country to its knees. We are the only roadblock to a one-world government. We are too nationalistic and independent thinking to bow to the yoke of the UN or other globalist entities.