08.15.2001 A Warning of Coming Judgment to a Great City

FULFILLED 09.11.2001

Jeremiah 22:8-9
8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city? 9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

At 3:20 AM on August 15, 2001, the Lord woke me and I immediately heard the song “Arise My Love” going off in my head.  I had not heard or thought of this beautiful Christian song in years, but this morning I woke to it and I knew the Lord was calling me to Himself.  It pleased me to immediately get up and go into my prayer room to meet with Him.

I do not normally share such intimate things from my journals, but feel that this needs to be shared because of the context of all that the Lord showed me that morning.  I sat down with my computer and began to commune with the Lord.  The following is taken directly from my journal. (The bold emphasis will be explained later.)

“Lord, You woke me up to this song and I arose and came aside with You. So here I sit Father, in my prayer room, The War Room that you gave to me…..desiring Your Presence. I wait upon You Lord. I ask You to manifest Yourself to me. I praise You for Your blood Lord Jesus that covers me and protects me from my enemy. Thank You Lord for all that You are. I want to know You, really know You. I want to see You, and I want to hear You Lord. I don’t want anything FROM YOU I just want YOU…For You are my glorious Lord. You alone are my God. I worship You my Lord. I worship You with all my heart. Oh praise be unto my God and my Lord. My king. My everything. I love You Lord. I love You so much. Thank You for your great and awesome Love for me. Thank You for loving me when I didn’t and still don’t deserve to be loved at all. You are so wonderful. You are so good. So very good. Your goodness and your mercy overwhelms me. How can I ever thank You? Impossible. All I can do is try. But there are no words, no gesture, no tears, nothing that can convey the praise that You deserve from me. Oh Holy Spirit, help me to tell Father and Jesus how much I love them. Help me to convey this to them. Only with Your help can I possibly do so. Thank You for drawing me to them. Thank You for waking me up to “Arise my love”. Truly, You have resurrected me from the dead, a life that was so dead. Daily.”

As soon as I finished writing this, the Lord prompted me to open my devotional and read the message for the day.  I’d had this particular devotional for several years.  I didn’t read from it every day, but time and time again, the Lord would have me open it and would minister a word to me from it–a word of confirmation or an answer to what I had just prayed.  The “At The Name of Jesus” devotion for that day was:

JESUS is our REFUGE.

He is our shelter, our hope. We can trust Him to be our protection from danger or distress. Jesus says…Come to Me for the burning away of everything which is not of God. Come to Me for protection from the angry, fiery darts of the evil one. My PRESENCE and My GLORY are your covering and your delight. (Sarah Hornsby)

Here again, the Lord ministered to me from this devotional for in it was the very things I had just poured out to Him.  I’ve marked the things in my prayer in bold print for you to see.  This devotion focused on Jesus being our refuge, our shelter and hope, and our protection.  I prayed, “I praise You for Your blood Lord Jesus that covers me and protects me from my enemy.” The devotion also read, “Come to Me for protection from the angry, fiery darts of the evil one.  Another thing it said was, “My PRESENCE and MY GLORY are your covering and your delight.”  I had prayed, “So here I sit Father…desiring Your Presence.  I wait upon You Lord.  I ask You to manifest Yourself to me.  I just want You…For You are my glorious Lord.”

As soon as I read this promise of refuge and protection–never-ceasing to be in awe of His great love for me in manifesting His Presence to me, I opened my Bible and my eyes fell upon Jeremiah 22:8.  I began to read:

Jeremiah 22:8-9
8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city?
9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

Because of the warning of judgment I wondered if the Lord had truly led me there, but considering that He had just told me through the devotional and answered and  confirmed my prayer that He would be my REFUGE–my protection in time of danger–I sensed this was a warning from the Lord that His judgment was coming upon America.  I continued reading until I read the following:

Jeremiah 22:15-16
15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

Verse 16 jumped out at me for it said:”was not this to know me? saith the Lord.”  I had just prayed: “I want to know You, really know You.” Again, I knew through all this confirmation that the Lord had indeed not only led me in what to pray, but had led me to my devotional book and also to Jeremiah 22:8-16.  There was no doubt in my mind.

Even when 9/11 happened, I did not recall this word from the Lord.  All I could focus on was the dream he had given me the morning before–the dream that I saw playing out before me on 9/11.  I would not remember or come across this again until a year later.  It was then that I realized that the Lord had literally given me these words and these Scriptures prophetically speaking of what would happen to New York City on 9/11.  It was not until I saw the WHY of 9/11 that I would connect the dots of this that the Lord had shown me less than a month before it would take place–when the nations of the world would look upon New York City and ask one another why God would either allow, or cause, this to happen to this great city.

Though it would seem irrelevant to 9/11/01 because it had not happened yet, this date of August 15, 2001 that the Lord showed all this to me concerning the fall of a great city IS relevant  to what would take place on August 15, 2005–four years to the day later.  It would be the day that Israel began evicting its own people from their homes and their land in order to pacify their enemies–the carrying out of a plan (The Road Map), and pressured to happen by America’s president George W. Bush.  Irrelevant to 9/11?  Not hardly.  God is Sovereign and He knew what our nation would pressure Israel’s leadership, specifically Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, to do.  You can read the event in its entirety in my other post, but for the sake of showing the connection, I will tell you that YES, God’s judgment on America on 9/11 and His judgment on America in 2005 with 4 deadly and record-breaking hurricanes–most notably Hurricane Katrina–are all connected.  Also, the judgment on England that same year on July 7, 2005–England’s 9/11–with four bombings that killed and maimed so many, was also the result of their involvement in pressuring Israel to give away covenant land to appease her enemies.  You can read the prophetic dream the Lord gave me of this event in my prophetic postings.

For the complete fulfillment of this warning from this post, read the post for 09.10.2001.

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