The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be marked in a month.

But after last year’s deadly attack on our U.S. mission in Benghazi on that date and the recent chatter about new jihadist plots resulting in the closure of Mideast embassies, it’s more than an anniversary. It’s a day that leaves Americans wondering what to expect.

However, 9/11/13 and future anniversaries of America’s deadliest attack don’t need to be marked by fear and loathing – not if the people put their faith in their Creator rather than in their government.

I’m as guilty as anyone else.

I scoffed, too, when a few well-known Christian leaders suggested in the aftermath of 9/11 that we should look inward, consider how far our nation has strayed from God and repent of our own collective and personal sins.

I wasn’t at all persuaded then that the attacks of 9/11 represented a harbinger of biblical judgment that perfectly fit a pattern experienced by ancient Israel thousands of years ago. There were a few insightful people who saw it immediately – even expected it and predicted it. The late David Wilkerson comes to mind. And my friend Jim Fitzgerald, author of the sensational new book “The 9/11 Prophecy,” understood the significance of what took place immediately.

I’m a slow learner.

It took messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn to put all the pieces together in “The Harbinger,” a New York Times bestseller every week since Jan. 1, 2012, and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” a documentary treatment of his findings that has been the No. 1 faith movie since April 2012.

That’s when it hit me.

Yes, there were evil people in the world who wanted to kill massive numbers of Americans.

But there have always been through America’s 237 years of history.

What changed in 2001?

I believe it’s clear that God began to lift a hedge of protection around America. He didn’t do it to be mean. He did it to get our attention. He wanted to get our attention – before it was too late for America. He left His fingerprints all over the aftermath of 9/11. That’s what Jonathan Cahn has demonstrated so well in his work that has resonated with millions of believers.

It’s the reason I first called for a 9/11 National Day of Prayer and Repentance many months ago. And it’s the reason I believe it is the most important single thing believers can do next month to bring back that hedge of protection over our country and, even more importantly, to heal our land.

This may sound like a wacky idea if you haven’t read Cahn’s book or viewed the movie treatment. So I urge you to do so. The hour is late. We’re running out of time. Take a look around you. See what America has become – what it is becoming. Ask yourself if you have confidence America is going to remain a free country, a safe place to live, a loving environment in which to raise children and grandchildren, a harbor for God’s people and His work and a nation that loves God, worships Him and honors Him.

The alternative is simple – America does the way of empires of the past.

It could fade in influence, security and liberty. Or it could be suddenly judged and destroyed.

I suspect you fall into one of two categories:

  1. You think I’m a nutty, paranoid religious zealot.
  2. You understand exactly what I’m saying.

If you fall into the first category, I can only ask that you read “The Harbinger,” view “The Isaiah 9/10 Judgment” and read what I call “the prequel” to both – “The 9/11 Prophecy.”

After you do, and after you have time for some sober reflection on what you learned, please join me and thousands of other believers in prayer and repentance on 9/11.

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