by George Wilson –
I am writing to present some thoughts regarding the current state of our country with respect to a particular recent event. The death of a tree.
In Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger, he pointed out several sayings and events that ancient Israel spoke and did in rebellion to God’s warnings. They said this: Isaiah 9:10 “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will replace them into cedars.” Instead of heeding God’s warning and turning to him, they boasted and relied instead on themselves and defiantly doubled down on their corruption, announcing their boastful pride.
Interestingly, the day after 9/11 Senate leader Tom Daschle stood on the floor of the United Stated Senate and repeated the very words of Isaiah 9:10! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukYiWd3T9sk I don’t know if, in his ignorance of the meaning of those words he thought it was a blessing and wanted to invoke God’s support for America or if it was something one of his aids picked for his speech that day. But it was not a blessing, it was a curse! John Edwards later repeated the very same words.
George Washington’s first act, after being sworn in as president, in New York City, was to march the entire congress down to St. Paul’s Chapel (located at ground zero, oddly enough) and dedicate the United States of America to almighty God-the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible. Only two countries in history were ever dedicated thus, Israel and The United States. In the courtyard of that little chapel, there stood a sycamore tree. While the chapel itself was not harmed in the 9/11 attacks, the sycamore tree was destroyed. The builders of the Freedom Tower planted a type of cedar (Ezra or evergreen) tree, “The Tree of Hope” at the site of the 9/11 Muslim terror attack. They also set a “hewn stone” (see below) at the rebuilding of the new Freedom Tower.
Recently there were some frantic efforts to keep the newly planted tree at ground zero alive. They even replaced the soil. But it died! They quickly removed the tree and had it destroyed..
Jonathan Cahn believes that the United States has received another warning (harbinger) in the dying of that tree. He doesn’t think America has straightened up her act since 911. What do you think?
What can we do? Nothing, except this: Pray to God daily. Ask him for forgiveness and guidance. Because, I don’t know if we are in the end times that the Bible speaks about, or if we will witness that destruction of America (Maybe I should say further destruction). But I believe this: When the feces hits the whirly blades, whatever you do, you do not be on the wrong side of the battle. Eternity is at stake.
Footnotes: 1) At the end of Wall Street there is a statue of George Washington, his hand outstreached and facing down. The reason it is facing down is because it is on the Bible.
2) If you look at history, it seems that, while individuals are to receive their reward or punishment in the afterlife. But God seems to have a tendency to judge nations in their own time. His preferred method of judgement seems to be to allow
their enemies to destroy them.
3) Reference: http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/harbinger-author-says-loss-of-tree-of-hope-a-warning/
4) Interesting photos: https://www.google.com/search?q=erez+tree&rlz=1C1GGGE___US509US509&espv=2&tbm=isch&imgil=HfevIkpnBv__TM%253A%253BAsxjOLNIwZYSKM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.wnd.com%25252F2011%25252F12%25252F379829%25252F&source=iu&usg=__wETsbf-RB8TK6e6JRzF9NXvCwl4%3D&sa=X&ei=tHr3U5-8BIWAygTolYCYDw&sqi=2&ved=0CCUQ9QEwAw&biw=1920&bih=971#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=HfevIkpnBv__TM%253A%3BAsxjOLNIwZYSKM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.wnd.com%252Fimages%252F2011%252F12%252Fsycamoreroots350.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.wnd.com%252F2011%252F12%252F379829%252F%3B350%3B288