1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Some people were telling Jesus about how Pilate had apparently ordered his soldiers to attack and kill some Galilaeans while they were performing their sacrifices. From the answer that Jesus gave it looks like they were implying that these Galilaeans had committed some great sin that had caused God to send this judgment on them. He reminded them that they themselves were no different than these Galilaeans, and that they needed to repent too.
He went on to give another example that is particularly fitting considering what happened in this country ten years ago today. He tells of a tower falling and killing some people, then asks those who are talking with Him if they thought this happened to these people because of some sin they had committed. He again reminded them that they were no different than these people, and that they needed to repent too.
There are those, even in America, who believe that the attacks on September 11, 2001 were brought on by ourselves because of our greed, corruption, or whatever other excuses they can come up with. Jesus said in Matthew 5:45 that God “maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” These things are just part of life and can happen to anyone at any time. He may not stop the storms from coming, but He will stay with us through them if we will trust in Him.
Those who committed these attacks have lots of friends and followers who are still hard at work today planning more attacks on us. They want to scare us into submission. They say they want peace, but their idea of peace is for everyone in the world to either convert to Islam or die. Jesus said that we don’t need to be afraid of them.
4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
God will take care of us through whatever may come our way. We just need to learn to trust Him and stay near Him. Our salvation and security is in God alone, not in these weak leaders we have in Washington. Our alleged president has bowed to every tin pot dictator he has met with, while they plot our destruction, as well as Israel’s, and refer to us as the “Great Satan” and Israel as the “Little Satan.” He kisses up to these terrorists while claiming that patriotic Americans, who are concerned enough about the way our country is heading to speak up about it, are terrorists.
Judgment is coming, and when it comes it will be swift and sudden. It will be too late to change at that point, so we need to change now. It’s time to wake up and reclaim our nation from these who seek to destroy us. It’s time to stop playing games and start praying and getting right with God. It’s time to let God back into our classrooms and courthouses. It’s time to start voting our conscience instead of our bank account. It’s time to stand up and recognize evil for what it is, no matter where it is found. Yes, we should take a stand against those who slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001, but we should also take a stand against those who have slaughtered thousands of innocent Americans every day for years before and since then in the abortion clinics. It’s time to open our eyes and see that the evil isn’t just “out there,” but it’s here too. It’s time to get back to the foundation of Judeo-Christian principles this nation was built on.
2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.