Isaiah 9:9-10 “And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
Isaiah 9:13 “For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.”
II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
In The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn compares America’s response to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 to Israel’s response to the attack of the Assyrians. Following the Assyrian attack, the Israelites were prideful; they were defiant; they were stout in their hearts; they were resolute; they were determined to rebuild in their own strength. Yet, they failed to seek the Lord of hosts – the one thing that God had intended for them to learn from their circumstances. Following the 9/11 attack, Americans were prideful; we were defiant; we were stout in our hearts; we were resolute; we were determined to rebuild in our own strength. Yet, we failed to seek the Lord of hosts – the one thing that God may have intended for us to learn from our circumstances.
The formula for revival is not pride. It is not defiance. It is not stoutness of heart. It is not resoluteness. It is not determination. Instead it is humility. It is prayerfulness. It is repentance. It is an attitude that seeks the Lord of hosts.
Fifteen years removed from that horrible day, and far more in need of revival and repentance than we were in 2001, may we learn that lesson and embrace that truth without delay.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A SPIRIT THAT PROPERLY SEEKS REVIVAL IN THIS LAND. Americans, like the Israelites, must learn the proper lesson from the attacks that we have had to endure.