September 11, 2001 was God's WAKE UP CALL TO AMERICA.
The question is, will America pick up the phone and answer God's Call?
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray,
search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear [their prayer]
from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country, 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Will America humble herself and bow at the foot of the cross? Will America repent and turn away from their wicked ways? Will America allow God to heal their land and forgive their sins? Will America give up her false idols and stop worshipping false gods? Will America stop focusing and laying up treasures in their financial bank accounts where moth and rust do corrupt and where thieves break through and steal? Or will America start building and laying up treasures in God's heavenly bank account, where neither moth or rust do no corrupt? For where your treasure is there will your heart be also.
What is a heavenly bank account you ask? It functions like a financial institution but you can't make financial contributions into your heavenly bank account because it is a spiritual institution. Instead of depositing your paycheck you deposit yourself. Instead of surrendering your money, you would surrender your self completely into God's care. You make deposits by spending quality time with God. You make deposits by being in God's presence. You make deposits by spending time in God's word. You make deposits by praising & worshipping God. You make deposits by loving your neighbor as you love yourself. You make deposits by helping your fellow man...get back up on their feet again.
You make deposits by teaching your children right from wrong, see (Deuteronomy 6). You make a deposit by spending quality time in prayer communing with God. (talking, to HIM) You make deposits by being quiet in His presence so that you can hear Him speak to you. You make deposits by giving God the credit (glory) for how HE has blessed you, clothed you, fed you, protected you, provided for you, sheltered you from the storm, gave you a raise on your job, gave you your brand new car...shall I go on? All of the things that I have listed are the withdrawals that you take out of your (God's) heavenly bank account.
These withdrawals are the "blessings" that you receive as God sees fit to release them to you.
God has been blessing America even when America didn't deserve it...thank God for His mercy and His grace! Where will America be without God's grace & mercy? Now that's a good question and one that America should not take lightly!
America has been arrogant, selfish and too puffed up with pride to say thank you to God for the blessings that He has bestowed upon her. America has been thumbing their nose up at God saying I built this empire! I built this estate! I built the World Trade Center. I! I! I! Until America stops taking credit (stealing God's Glory) they are going to be in for a rude awakening!
Wake Up America!
God will not share His glory with anyone! Not even America! satan tried to steal God's glory and look what happened to him. (see Ezekiel 28 chapter) When God kicked satan out of heaven, he convinced 2/3 of the angels to go with him. satan was arrogrant, selfish and puffed up with pride just like America is now!
2 Corinthians 11:3, But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
2 Chronicles 26:15-17, In Jerusalem he made machines designed by skillful men for use on the towers and on the corner defenses to shoot arrows and hurl large stones. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful. But after Uzziah became powerful, his "pride" led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense. Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in.
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. "Pride" goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud
Ezekiel 24:20, So I said to them, "The word of the LORD came to me: Say to the house of Israel, `This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to desecrate my sanctuary--the stronghold in which you take "pride", the delight of your eyes, the object of your affection. The sons and daughters you left behind will fall by the sword.
Ezekiel 32:11-13, "`For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "`The sword of the king of Babylon will come against you. I will cause your hordes to fall by the swords of mighty men-- the most ruthless of all nations. They will shatter the "pride" of Egypt, and all her hordes will be overthrown. I will destroy all her cattle from beside abundant waters no longer to be stirred by the foot of man or muddied by the hoofs of cattle.
Galatians 6:6, Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.