On April 30th, 224 years ago, George Washington was inaugurated the 1st President of the United States. This occurred in New York City at Federal Hall on Wall Street (NYSE is across the street today). It is the first day of our fully functioning government. From his address:
“Since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Having thus imported to you my sentiments, as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign parent of the human race, in humble supplication that since he has been pleased to favour the American people, with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparellelled unanimity on a form of Government, for the security of their Union, and the advancement of their happiness; so his divine blessing may be equally conspicuous in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.”
After being sworn in, Washington (along with the Vice President and both Houses of Congress), walked down the street to St. Paul’s Chapel to Pray for this new Nation. Their view from the Chapel door was a plot of land we now know as Ground Zero. As Washington said, when our nation disregards “order and right”, Heaven will cease to smile on us. If we are not Humble, He will no longer favor us. His Blessings will be withdrawn and our hedge of protection will be removed. And so it was on September 11, 2001. ON THAT VERY PLACE. As a sign, St. Paul Chapel was miraculously unharmed.
And how did we react? In humility and repentance seeking His face? No, it was Defiance. Today April 30, 2013, the final piece of “we will rebuild stronger” will be placed. Isa. 9:10 will again be brought alive before our eyes. “Freedom Tower” will become the tallest building in the Nation once the Spire is placed. None of these things are coincidences. And there are MANY more. As with Ancient Israel, “the nation’s ground of consecration will become the ground of its judgment”.
9/11, then the financial collapse 7 years later, the rise of evil within our borders and within our Government, these things will continue and grow more severe. We have ceased to rely on God and are now thumbing our noses at Him. Of course there is Hope for us as individuals, but nationally???
Credit to another blogger posting this today: http://barerecord.blogspot.com/2012/04/47-final-beam-of-defiance.html