THE HARBINGER: the Tower....we will rebuild!
From the book "The Harbinger" --
"So what happened?" I asked
"They clear away the heaps of fallen brick and rubble and begin the reconstruction on the ground of their devastation. The project is filled with symbolic meaning. It represents the nation's rebuilding of itself and its rise from the ashes. The vow would become reality. New buildings, stronger, taller, bigger, and better, would rise up in place of those destroyed in the attack. So the new construction would become a concrete manifestation and witness of the nation's defiance of God's call.".....
(DID ANCIENT ISRAEL, A PART OF IT THAT WAS INVADED BY THE ASSYRIANS IN 732 B.C., HAVE ALL KINDS OF BUILDINGS DESTROYED? I DO NOT THINK THE BIBLE REPORTS THAT. WE DO KNOW FROM HISTORY THAT PART OF ISRAEL WAS TAKEN CAPTIVE AND DEPORTED TO THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE. REMEMBER ALBERT BARNES' COMMENTARY SAYS THE BRICKS FALLEN WAS "FIGURATIVELY" - SO A METAPHOR, AND YES SURE THE REMAINING ISRAELITES WOULD HAVE WANTED TO LIVE ON IN THEIR LAND AND WOULD HAVE NATURALLY PLANNED TO REBOUND FROM THIS ASSYRIAN ATTACK, AND MAYBE NEXT TIME PUT UP A STRONGER FIGHT, IF ATTACKED AGAIN. THAT IS USUALLY HOW A CARNAL PEOPLE WILL ACT - Keith Hunt)
Taking the seal in his right hand and lifting it up, he began to explain. "The Fourth Harbinger: In the wake of the calamity, the nation responds without repentance, humility, or reflection, but with pride and defiance. Their leaders vow, 'We will rebuild.' They pledge to rebuild bigger, better, taller, and stronger than before. The rebuilding takes place on the ground of destruction. The construction is intended to be a symbol of national resurgence. It is set to rise up from the ruins of that which had fallen and to surpass it in height. It will be their towering testament of defiance— the rebuilding of the fallen, and of the nation itself, the Fourth Harbinger... the Tower."......
(BUT THERE IS NO TOWER THAT FELL IN ISRAEL WHEN PART OF THE NATION WENT INTO ASSYRIAN CAPTIVITY AROUND 732 B.C. THE TOWER STUFF IS PUT INTO YOUR HEAD BY THE AUTHOR, AS HE LEADS YOU INTO HIS IDEAS OF ISAIAH 9 BEING A PROPHECY FOR 2001 AND 9/11 -- Keith Hunt)
"The words were likewise followed by action. The ruins of 9/11
were cleared away. Then a sign appeared at Ground Zero with
these words: 'A new icon will soon rise above the Lower Manhattan skyline... the Freedom Tower!" "The Tower!"
"Exactly. It would become the center point of the rebuilding." "And the sign called it an icon. It was meant to be a symbol of
the rebuilding, of Ground Zero and the nation."
"It was to be an icon of defiance. Defiance—-the word comes up
again and again in the commentaries. Listen:
"It is the defiance of a people who, far from being repentant, glory in their iniquity.8
"To be heedless when God is speaking, by whatever voice He may address us, is surely iniquitous enough, but to act in deliberate defiance of the Almighty is, by many degrees, worse.9
"Proud defiance of God always brings disaster.10.......
(SO THE AUTHOR QUOTES FROM SOME BIBLE COMMENTARIES, TRUE IN THE CONTEXT OF WAYWARD ANCIENT HOUSE OF ISRAEL. BUT IN ANCIENT ISRAEL THERE WAS NO TOWER THAT CAME DOWN! THE AUTHOR TRYING TO USE THE TOWERS OF NEW YORK CITY AND THE REBUILDING OF SOMETHING ON THE SITE WHERE THEY STOOD, IS JUST TRYING TO PUT A ROUND PEG IN A SQUARE HOLE. SO AMERICA DID NOT TURN IN FULL DEEP REPENTANCE TOWARDS GOD AFTER 9/11. WHAT ELSE IS NEW, AS THEY SAY. AMERICA NEVER TURNED IN DEEP REPENTANCE AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, OR DESTRUCTION OF PEARL HARBOR, OR THE ASSASSINATIONS OF PRESIDENT JFK, HIS BROTHER BOBBY OR MARTIN LUTHER KING. AMERICA DID NOT TURN BACK TO GOD AFTER THE DEFEAT IN THE VIETNAM WAR, OR DISASTERS AS LIKE FROM KATRINA SMASHING NEW ORLEANS. 9/11 SURE WAS/IS NOT THE FIRST DISASTER TO STRIKE AMERICA WITH NO TRUE SEEKING FROM GOD'S TRUE MINISTERS THE WAY THEY SHOULD TURN BACK TO GOD IN LIVING AND THINKING. AND IT IS ONLY NATURAL FOR A CARNAL NATION TO "MOVE ON" AS WE SAY, TO PICK-THEMSELVES-UP AND KEEP GOING. TO REBUILD SOMETHING SMASHED DOWN IS PAR-FOR-THE-COURSE -- GOES WITHOUT SAYING. WHEN AMERICA WAS SMASHED AT PEARL HABOR, AMERICA CONTINUED TO MAKE MORE SHIPS, AND SO THE EXAMPLES GO, SUCH AS REBUILDING NEW ORLEANS. BUT ISAIAH 9 AS AN EXAMPLE OF BEING PARTLY DESTROYED CAN APPLY TO AMERICA [OR ANOTHER NATION] MANY TIMES OVER, BEFORE THE FINAL PUNISHING DESTRUCTION COMES FROM GOD. TO TRY AND BUILD A PROPHETIC LAST TIME WARNING WITH THE TOWERS OF 9/11 AND ISAIAH 9, IS JUMPING TO AN END TIME PICTURE THAT IS BUILT ON SAND. GOD MAY DECIDE TO GIVCE AMERICA MANY MORE DISASTERS YET, BEFORE THE FINAL DESTRUCTION COMES FOR THEM, AT THE END OF THIS AGE, FOR WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN THIS AGE WILL END -- Keith Hunt)
"Long before the rebuilding began, while the dust of the attack still hovered above the ground of devastation, an American senator would foretell the meaning of the future campaign:
"I believe one of the first things we should commit to—with federal help that underscores our nation's purpose—is to rebuild the towers of the World Trade Center and show the world we are not afraid—WE ARE DEFIANT.".......
(NOW THE QUESTION IS WHO WAS HE MEANING WHEN HE SAID DEFIANT? WAS HE MEANING WE ARE DEFIANT AGAINST GOD, OR WAS IT DEFIANT AGAINST TERRORISM? I THINK THE LATTER WOULD BE THE ANSWER - Keith Hunt)
One journalist would describe it this way: 'Rebuilding Ground Zero was going to be America's statement of defiance to those who attacked us.'".......
(AND YES INDEED SO! Keith Hunt)
"A statement of defiance, exactly what the ancient vow was...a statement of defiance."
"Of defiance and boasting. From the commentaries:
"They rise upon the ruins of their broken homes...boasting that they will show the enemy, whether God or man, that they can 'take it.'".......
(AGAIN THE ATTITUDE OF ANCIENT ISRAEL MAY WELL HAVE NOT BEEN THE ATTITUDE OF LEADERS IN AMERICA TO REBUILD THE AREA WHERE THE TWO TOWERS STOOD. BUT IT SOUNDS GOOD FOR THE AUTHOR'S TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE AMERICA WAS DEFIANT TOWARDS GOD, KINDA LIKE SHAKING THEIR FIST TOWARDS GOD IN HEAVEN AND SAYING, "WE'LL SHOW YOU!!"
I DID NOT SEE ANY OF THAT DEFIANCE TOWARDS GOD FROM ANY LEADERS IN AMERICA AFTER 9/11 -- Keith Hunt)
"Two and a half thousands years later, the governor of New York would proclaim the same thing from the pavement of Ground Zedro: 'Let this great Freedom Tower show the world that what our enemies sought to destroy....stands taller than ever.'"
"From the words of the commentaries on Isaiah 9:10 - 'They boasted that they would rebuild their devasted country and make it stronger and more glorious than ever before.'"
"From the words of the mayor of New York in response to 9/11: 'We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger."'.......
(IS THIS NOT NATURAL FOR A NATION LIKE AMERICA TO SO REACT TOWARDS A DISASTER THAT COMES ON SOME OF ITS PEOPLE? BUT THE HEART OF SUCH SAYINGS FROM SOME LEADERS IN AMERICA DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN THEY WERE BEING DEFIANT TOWARDS GOD. THE SITUATION IN ANCIENT ISRAEL AND ISAIAH 9 SHOULD NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY BROUGHT OVER TO 2001 AND 9/11 AS THIS AUTHOR WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO. ANY DISASTER OF PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION WITH THE LOSS OF LIVES, AND WANTING TO MOVE ON AND BE STRONGER OUT OF THE SITUATION, DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN YOU ARE DEFIANT AGAINST GOD - Keith Hunt)
"To replace bricks with bricks is restoration," he said. "But to replace bricks with hewn stone is defiance. To rebuild what was destroyed is restoration, but to boast of rebuilding stronger and greater than before is defiance. The Fourth Harbinger is not simply about rebuilding what was destroyed, but it must specifically involve rebuilding bigger, taller, stronger, and better than before. That distinction is clear in the Scripture and in the commentaries:
"Since their houses had been destroyed, they would build bigger, better, and finer ones.17
"So too it came out in the words of those attempting to rebuild Ground Zero. One of the nation's most prominent real estate magnates said this of the proposed project:
"...we should have the World Trade Center bigger and better 18.......
(AGAIN, TO APPLY THIS PROPHECY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL IN KIND, TO LEADERS OF AMERICA AFTER 9/11, IS JUMPING A WHOLE BUNCH OF HOOPS TO SAY THOSE LEADERS OF AMERICA WERE BEING DEFIANT TOWARDS GOD. I DID NOT GET OUT OF THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT AT THE TIME NOR THE MAJOR OF NEW YORK, ANY ATTITUDE OF DEFIANCE TOWARDS GOD. DEFIANCE TOWARDS THOSE TERRORISTS WHO DID THE DESTRUCTION AND KILLING, BUT THAT IS NO WHERE NEAR THE SAME AS DEFIANCE TOWARDS GOD -- Keith Hunt)
"From the commentaries on ancient Israel:
"If they ruin our houses, we will repair them, and make them stronger and finer than they were before.
"From the American magnate, on the rebuilding of Ground Zero:
"What I want to see built is the World Trade Center stronger and maybe a story taller.20
"You see, even if by just as little as one story, it was not about rebuilding—it was about defiance, just as it was in ancient Israel. From the commentaries on the meaning behind Israel's rebuilding:
"They are determined to withstand God and rebuild on an even grander scale.21
"Now, in the words of one observer, the meaning behind the rebuilding of Ground Zero:
"The developer who holds the lease has vowed that the towers will rise again... it would show us defiant in the face of terror, unbowed, climbing again gleaming into the sky taller, bigger, stronger?2
"Notice the wording: unbowed, climbing into the sky, taller, bigger, stronger... defiant. In other words, the rebuilding of Ground Zero, the Tower, would be the embodiment of a defiant nation, just as in Isaiah 9:10.".......
(NOW THERE MAY WELL BE "DEFIANCE" IN ISAIAH 9:10 AND FROM LEADERS AFTER 9/11. BUT WITH ONE STROKE OF THE BRUSH, TO SAY THEY WERE/ARE EQUAL IN THE HEART, IS AGAIN JUMPING TO A CONCLUSION THAT CANNOT BE PROVED, AND IS JUMPED AT SO A WRITER CAN WRITE A BOOK TO SELL TO THOUSANDS OF "CHRISTIANS" WHO WILL LAP IT UP WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT, AND GO AWAY WITH THEIR MIND SET THAT INDEED 9/11 WAS PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. BUT THEN FALSE PROPHETS MAKE IT SOUND SO PLAUSIBLE..... THEY HAVE TO OR THEY COULD NOT DECEIVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OR EVEN MILLIONS -- Keith Hunt)
"Centuries before the writing of the New Testament, the Hebrew Scriptures were translated into Greek. The result was a Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures called the Septuagint. The Septuagint version of Isaiah 9:10 renders the rebuilding project in even more specific terms. It says this:
"The bricks are fallen down...but come...let us build for ourselves a TOWER."23.......
(THE SPETUAGINT SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, SOMETIMES A HUGE BLOCK OF SALT. JAY P. GREEN SR. IN HIS HEBREW/ENGLISH INTERLINEAR TRANSLATES THE HEBREW AS: "BRICKS HAVE FALLEN, BUT [WITH] CUT STONES WE WILL BUILD." THE HEBREW WORD FOR "WE WILL BUILD" IS NUMBER 1129 IN STRONG'S CONCORDANCE OF THE BIBLE. AND STRONG SAYS: "BAWNAW - A PRIME ROOT, TO BUILD [LIT. AND FIG.] -- [BEGIN TO] BUILD [ER] , OBTAIN CHILDREN, MAKE, REPAIR, SET [UP] , X SURELY." DO NOT RELY ON THE SEPTUAGINT!! Keith Hunt)
"And so," he said, breaking the silence, "out of the ruins of the nation's calamity emerges the Fourth Harbinger, the most colossal of Harbingers, a Tower—and the most soaring testament of defiance ever to stand on American soil." ..........
ONCE MORE I SAY YOU CAN HAVE DEFIANCE, THERE IS A RIGHTEOUS DEFIANCE, WITH THE CORRECT SPIRIT OF HEART. THERE IS A WRONG ATTITUDE OF DEFIANCE, TOWARDS GOD IS CERTAINLY A WRONG DEFIANCE. ANCIENT ISRAEL WERE SENT MANY PROPHETS PREACHING IN THE OPEN TOWNS AND COUNTRY-SIDE ABOUT ISRAEL'S GREAT SINS. BY THE TIME ISAIAH 9:10 CAME INTO BEING, YES THEIR ATTITUDE OF DEFIANCE AGAINST GOD WAS VERY MUCH PART OF THEIR CHARACTER, HENCE IN 15 YEARS, FROM 732 TO 718 THE HOUSE OF ISREAL WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED AS A KINGDOM, AND THOSE LEFT ALIVE DEPORTED TO THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE. DID THE LEADERS OF AMERICA AFTER 9/11 HAVE THIS WRONG DEFIANCE ATTITUDE TOWARDS GOD, IN SAYING THEY WOULD OVERCOME THE DISASTER AND REBUILD? I KNOW WHAT MY ANSWER IS TOWARDS THAT QUESTION. HOW ABOUT YOU?