Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The “sleeping giant” has awakened. A response to September 11, 2001.

Sunday September 16, 2001

EPH 4:26Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,”

The recent attack on America is because of the angelic conflict and because the god of this world, Satan, is the promoter of all anti-Semitism and desires to wipe out Israel.

“The duty of every Muslim is to kill an American Christian.”

From a hiding place in Afghanistan he said he intends to send the bodies of American troops and civilians home in wooden boxes and coffins.

Bin Laden – “All Americans are our enemies. Not just the ones who fight us directly, but also the those who pay their taxes.”

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The issue is not how it happened, why it happened or that it happened, but what is God’s message in allowing it to happen?

It was our duty to watch and pray and realize what was happening in our nation and how vulnerable and defenseless we really are and to seek God for spiritual answers.

GEN 12:3I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse.” GEN 27:29Cursed be those who curse you, And blessed be those who bless you.”

Why would God use an Arab regime to discipline us because of our support of Israel?

One of the signs that a nation is declining is that God will put wicked rulers over the people, NEH 9:37, PSA 106:41, PRO 29:2.

PRO 29:2When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, But when a wicked man rules, people groan.”

Electing new leaders with morals and spiritual values? Being the funding source for missions around the world?

Being the leading source for the proper Gospel being taught and the communication of God’s word throughout the world?

Still having some ministries who refuse to charge for their written material, tapes and publications?

1PE 4:17For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and it begins with us first,”

It may be the geographical headquarters for someone else; the Lord said to the church in Pergamum, REV 2:13I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is;”

PHI 1:18What is my conclusion? Only that in every way, whether in false motivation or in true, Christ is being proclaimed; and in this I am happy, not only at this time, but I will continue being happy.”

When a nation is on its knees, the only normal, natural and spiritual thing we ought to do is what we ought to be doing all the time, calling upon God.

HAG 1:7Thus says the Lord of hosts, Consider your ways!”

God is allowing things to be shaken so that the things that are NOT shakable will remain, like His Word or Bible doctrine, integrity, character, love!

PSA 127:1Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.”

The enemy may have won a small battle, but by doing so they may have awakened a “sleeping giant” Client Nation, USA, and the Body of Christ, the Church!

The worst thing the enemy can do to any of God’s people is to cause them to be absent from the body and face to face with the Lord, 2CO 5:8.

There’s a difference between divine discipline as a family affair and us reaping what we sow.

GEN 50:20And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”

DEU 23:5But the Lord your God can turn a curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.” PSA 76:10For the wrath of man shall praise Thee.” ROM 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

This is an incredible opportunity to talk about God to others and tell them God doesn’t want His people to live in fear, 2CO 1:3-11. 1CO 13:7-8a “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails;”

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MAT 5:14You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

MAT 5:13You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how will it be made salty {again}? It is good for nothing anymore, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

Terrorism is the most sinister force; it is more like Satan and his subtlety and his disregard for the innocent than anything in the world.

REV 3:17Because you say, I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing, and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,”

MAT 7:24-25Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. “And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and {yet} it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.”

Grace Bible Church All Rights Reserved Robert R. McLaughlin 2001

God Bless

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