Let Us Never Forget
Our Fallen 9/11/01, 9/11/12
On September 11 each year, we set time aside to remember the Islamic terrorist attacks on the United States of America on September 11, 2001. As a Nation we observe several moments of silence beginning at 8:46 am Eastern Daylight Time to remember the innocent victims who lost their lives in New York City, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Pray for those they left behind that day. They will forever bear the scars of their loss.
Also, please ever remember the four Americans, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty, killed in a brutal Islamic terrorist attack on our United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Pray for their loved ones who will forever grieve their loss.
Each September 11, I spend the morning with countless others worldwide, watching the images, observing the moments of silence and listening to the names being read of those lost that day. I am overwhelmed as on that first horrific day. This great Nation stood in horror as events unfolded that day. My mom called me early that morning. She said to turn on the TV and start to pray. Another friend called and said to get with other believers and start praying…we are under attack. For countless hours I could not reach dear friends in Washington D.C. Life changed forever that day for so many and for our country.
That day our Nation turned to God. Churches overflowed. People prayed together openly. We pulled together and prayed together. We were all a lot nicer to one another…for a time.
As I listened to the names of the fallen this morning I did not once hear what was their color, race or creed. I only heard names being read 15 years later by broken hearted relatives and friends. There were no divisions mentioned…only heartfelt stories of lives that touched many during their short tenure on earth.
Sadly, since that day, we have allowed divisive forces to tear apart this great land from within. We have allowed a leader to divide us along color, race and lines of creed. My heart breaks for how much we have been split at every turn from each other.
There is No Doubt that You Are Here
‘For Such a Time as This!’
We must never forget this Islamic terrorist attack on our own soil that took so many innocent lives and shattered families and our hearts. It was interesting to listen to the news reports of that day and hear the words Islamic terrorism. We named the enemy then and stood our ground. In any war you must name your enemy to be victorious. We arose from the ashes that day determined to stand together.
In this season we face many threats as terrorism continues to rise rapidly across the globe. We watch in horror as Islamic terror spreads in Iraq, Syria and Europe. There are already rape squads in Europe and there have been similar attacks on young girls in the USA. Islamic terrorism looms within our borders already with incidences in Ft. Hood, San Bernardino and Orlando to name a few.
It is no longer 1950 and we cannot bury our heads and ignore the fact that we must step up in this season and pray in agreement for the Lord’s hand to be on His people. We must step up in this season and pray in agreement for hedges of protection around those who follow Him. We must step up in this season and pray in agreement that we will be the light shining forth in a much darkened world.
Esther’s Warriors Ministry has long stood in the gap for America. We pray without ceasing for spiritual victory over radical Islam and the revolutionary Muslim Community. There is no doubt that if you are reading this you are chosen and positioned on this planet, in this place, ‘for such a time as this.’
The Power of One Day
What makes America great is each and every one of us who hold this great Nation in our hearts as our country.
I am not talking about the ones who may have come here with hatred for us and our ways. They are welcome to go home if they are not Americans first. I am also not talking about those who come here but never assimilate. They too are welcome to go home if they consider themselves anything other than American first.
This is, after all, America. Yes, we have opened our doors but those entering through those doors must know this is America first and foremost. It is not any other country but America-love it or leave it.
We stand on the precipice this day as we approach Election Day, 2016, with the opportunity to vote for the change that could bring back the America of the Constitution of our forefathers. This is not about Democratic or Republican. This is about America… the very future of the United States of America. Right now we are still the land of the free and home of the brave. Pray without ceasing that we stay that way. Pray and vote your conscience.
May we come together as we did on 9/11/01, turn back to God as a Nation once again and stand united. God bless this country and keep her safe.
Bring us all to our knees in humility and repentance that we would turn from all wickedness that God will hear from heaven and heal our land in Jesus’ name. Amen and Amen. 2 Chronicles 7:14
This day, love your family and friends just a little bit more. Treat your neighbors with love just a little bit more. Break the cycle of division that has crept into this country and into our hearts. It is always a heart issue. It starts with each of us. Start this day. Love and unity are powerful forces!
Quotes to Ponder This Week
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” ~Jesus, Matthew 18:19
“For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined.” ~Isaiah 60:12
“Had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach to turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them.” ~Psalm 106:23
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” ~Ezekiel 23:30
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”~ President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
Alan Jackson “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPHnadJ-0hE
Lee Greenwod “God Bless the U.S.A.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E
Please Join Me in Prayer
Father God, We thank You that You have placed us here in this season. Let us be beacons of light in this darkened world. Grace us to arise in this auspicious season to stand in the gap for the bastion of freedom that has long been the United States of America. Thank You that You hear our prayers as they rise to Your throne room as sweet incense. Quicken each one of us to walk in the fullness of all You have ordained. Thank You for all across the world who are praying for the America we love. We thank You that You keep Your hand on this United States of America and that we will remain One Nation Under God. Raise us up in fullness ‘for such a time as this.’ We pray this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen and Amen.