We've forgotten the shock and the patriotic fury Americans felt on that bright September morning eight years ago. We've forgotten our identification with fellow citizens leaping from doomed skyscrapers. We've forgotten the courage of airline passengers who would not surrender to terror.Well, really, all this is true. It's really quite amazing to consider just how far we have gone toward capitulating to this enemy that attacked us, just how lacking in will and determination we've been in the face of such a threat, and how strange it is that Islam is growing in popularity since 9/11.
We've forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We've forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.
We've forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We've even forgotten who attacked us.
We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight -- when they're allowed to do so -- but our politicians have surrendered.
Are we willing to let the terrorists win?
This very trend ought to be a clue to us that we're under God's judgment. This very weakness in the face of an enemy is His judgment. This erosion of our freedoms and our powers since 9/11 is God's judgment.
Is it up to us in the flesh to let the terrorists win or not? What can mere flesh do if God is against us?
No, we need the power of God if we are to win the war against terrorism and first we need to recognize we don't have the power of God. God has been abandoning America, allowing enemies internal and external to take over against us.
This couldn't be happening if the churches were in God's will. We have to recognize that we aren't in God's will, that God has a complaint against us, seek understanding and repentance and His guidance and power if we want to help America. America needs revival, repentance not patriotism, meek followers of God not warriors in the flesh. We don't need macho chestbeating, we need humbling and brokenness and submission to God.