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A Mighty Fortress Is Our God!
This song, written by, church reformation father, Martin Luther, was included in the National Service of Prayer and Remembrance, held shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks against America.
On September 23, 2001, The New York Post Published the Following Story:
© NY Post
You are looking at what some people believe is a miracle.
Two days after the disaster, a construction worker found several perfectly formed crosses planted upright in a
pit in the rubble of the heavily damaged 6 World Trade Center.
The large, cross-shaped metal beams just happened to fall that way when one of the towers collapsed. An FBI
chaplain who has spent days at ground zero says he has not seen anything like it on the vast site.
As word of the find has spread at ground zero, exhausted and emotionally overwhelmed rescue workers have
been flocking to the site to pray and meditate.
“People have a very emotional reaction when they see it,” says the Rev. Carl Bassett, an FBI chaplain. “They
are amazed to see something like that in all the disarray. There’s no symmetry to anything down there, except
Chaplain Ray Giunta of Sacramento, Calif., has been to the crosses to pray with rescue workers.
“One of the firefighters pointed to them last night and told me, ‘There’s my angel,'” Giunta said.
The angel protecting the pit where the crosses were found is the Brooklyn-born hardhat who found them: a
gentle giant named Frank Silecchia.
Silecchia, 47, who now lives in Little Ferry, N.J., found the crosses on the Thursday morning immediately
following the collapse of the towers. He marked the site by spray-painting on a nearby wall the words
“God’s House,” and a directional arrow.
“The crosses are just shards of steel that came from the Tower 1 [the north tower], and went right through
the roof of Building 6 and destroyed the entire center of it,” he explained.
“When I first saw it, it took my heart, and made me cry for about 20 minutes,” he says. “It helped me heal
the burden of my despair, and gave me closure on the whole catastrophe.”
In subsequent days, Silecchia, a born-again Christian, led his fellow rescue workers and others – many of
whom were grieving the loss of loved ones – to the crosses.
A veteran firefighter who had been digging through the twisted metal for his lost firefighter son. An angry
cop who lost someone in the collapse. A Vatican representative, who photographed the crosses for the
pope. And ABC’s Barbara Walters.
He says they all left in peace.
“Barbara Walters’ niece lost her son in the building,” he said. “Barbara told me she wanted people to see
the House of God, so people who needed healing could find it.”
Those of us who believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and still go to church will have to appeal to our pastors to commit themselves to bringing the message of the Lord to the public place. What we need are men of the cloth who are willing to die for the cause of Christ. It is He who is the engine of any great revolution or revival. America needs a spiritual and constitutional revival. That is the only way we will prevail. God has a plan for this great nation called America. Our Founding Fathers knew that when they committed themselves to the founding of our nation. We need another Black Regiment!
This is an article written by Professor David Alan Black. Read it and send a copy to your pastor. With Barack Obama and his entourage in the driver’s seat right now – we don’t have much time.
RESTORING OUR BIBLICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL FOUNDATIONS
If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discernment, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in Christianity, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. ~ Rev. Charles Finney
Why does it seem that Americans are the only people on earth who are blind to the truth and ignorant of their history? Wherever you look, we can see the vision of freedom that once deluged our shores being swept away. We have to wonder how much longer our American Republic can survive.
Our government has become a great candy machine spewing out an endless stream of treats to lucky people, and we have to pay the bill for it! I’m talking about trillions of our hard-earned wages every single year, and the government’s appetite just keeps growing and growing, getting bigger and bigger and bigger.
What we need in this nation of ours is a political revolution, just like the one we had in 1776. Above all, I believe we need pastors and other Christian leaders who are willing to stand up to our current batch of spoiled radical, socialist-communist, secular bureaucrats government, pastors who read and understand such great patriots as Noah Webster, who in his History of the United States wrote:
Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitution of government.
We need pastors who reject the lie that our national ideals stem from the influence of the French Enlightenment rather than from the Bible and Christianity, pastors who, with John Wingate Thornton, understand that “To the Pulpit, the Puritan Pulpit, we owe the moral force which won our independence.” We need pastors who realize that our independence today stems from one thing and one thing only: from the biblical concept that all men are created in the image of God, and because of this all men are entitled to equal treatment and unalienable rights.
In short, we need pastors who are willing to join today’s “Black Regiment.” The Black Regiment was a group of clergy who were fierce opponents of British tyranny and a driving force in the decision of the colonies to seek independence. King George had provoked many of these men to leave England by demanding that they submit to licensing by the crown. He called them the Black Regiment because of the black robes they wore when preaching.
These men of God staunchly opposed the divine right of kings. Their cry was, “Restore the crown rights of King Jesus!” Many of them wrote impassioned pleas for freedom, and some even joined the Continental Army. When George Washington asked Lutheran pastor John Muhlenberg to raise a regiment of volunteers, Muhlenberg gladly agreed. Before marching off to join Washington’s army, he delivered a powerful sermon from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that concluded with these words:
The Bible tells us there is a time for all things and there is a time to preach and a time to pray but the time for me to preach has passed away, and there is a time to fight, and that time has come now. Now is the time to fight! Call for recruits! Sound the drums!
Then Muhlenberg took off his clerical robe to reveal the uniform of a Virginia Colonel. Grabbing his musket from behind the pulpit, he donned his Colonel’s hat and marched off to war.
Pastor friend, will you join this patriotic host? Are you willing to say, “I will fight for the truth. I will be beholden to no one (whether a Democrat, Republican, or Other) except Jesus. I will stand up to the despots who are seeking to enslave us all by sending our children to their deaths as they build their New World Order and as they tax us into poverty. I will seek to bind our politicians with the chains of the Constitution. And I will do this for the glory of God and the advancement of Christian liberty.” Yes, the dues are high (radical obedience), but your treasure in heaven will more than amply repay.
May God give you the courage to join today!
January 26, 2004
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declines to predict where the Iranian protests will lead, but says they represent a “fundamental” event for the country.
Fox News report
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the Iranian regime’s repressive nature has been “unmasked” by the turmoil over the country’s disputed election last week.
He spoke as the official death toll in Iran rose to at least 17, as protesters continued to march in the streets and clash with regime forces.
“You see a regime that represses its own people and spreads terror far and wide,” Netanyahu said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It is a regime whose real nature has been unmasked and it’s been unmasked by an incredible act of courage by Iran’s citizens. … You see the Iranian lack of democracy at work.” (read more)
Images from Tehran
MOUSAVI APPEALS TO THE WORLD TO PARTICIPATE IN SEA OF GREEN IN ALL CAPITOL CITIES THIS SUNDAY
(WARNING: GRUESOME IMAGE COMING UP)
A young woman shot by a Basij sniper dying in front of the camera. Showing how cowardly the Basij pigs are, I hope they rot in hell. RIP you brave Iranian woman…
Basij is associated with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad