Sunday, September 11, 2011

9-11 and the shadow of the Almighty

Revelation 9:11: They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon [destruction], and in Greek he is called Apollyon [destroyer]. (ESV)

Psalm 91:1: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (KJV)

Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, I heard a message by a visiting minister at our church, who contrasted these two verses at the end of his sermon. The minister said America saw the first “9-11” verse, that is, the destruction brought about by the Satan-inspired terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon, killing about 3,000 people. The second “9-11” verse is America’s hope, that this country will commit itself to abide under the protective shadow of El Shaddai.

We need to pray for America to fully return to God’s shadow again. But then I have my doubts. The article I read here, which states that 80 percent of Christian youth have had sex before marriage, was very discouraging to me. Will even the Christians in America ever wake up and truly trust again in the shadow of the Almighty?

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