The collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Centre was a pivotal event in history. It marks a new level of activity by the international terrorist movements. It also marks the beginning of the decline of the United States as a political force.

God is in control. He has proved that he is in control by announcing them beforehand through his prophets. Knowing that God is in control should fill us with hope.

The events of 11 September were prophesied in Daniel 11:7,8.

One from her family will arise to take her place. He will attack the forces of the King of the North and enter his fortress; he will fight against them and be victorious. He will also seize their gods, their metal images and their valuable articles of silver and gold and carry them off to Egypt.

Daniel describes a leader who belongs to the family of the King of the South. The King of the South represents the spiritual forces working through the Middle Eastern nations. The King of the North represents the Spiritual Power currently working through the United States.

Daniel sees a leader or movement that belongs to the Middle Eastern family, but is not one of the Middle Eastern nations. It could be Al Qaeda organisation led by Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda is an Islamic network and not a separate nation. This movement attacks the United States and enters its fortress. A fortress is the place where we find our security. The people of the United States find their security in economic power and military power. The World Trade Centre represents economic power. The Pentagon represents military power. Al Qaeda has certainly entered the fortress of the United States

The destruction of the Twin Towers is probably just the first of a series of attacks on the US Fortress. The result of these attacks will be a loss of wealth (gold and silver). The attacks have ended the economic growth in the United States that had lasted for more than a decade.

He will stand more years than the King of the North (Dan 11:8).

This suggests that Al Qaeda might last longer than the United States remains a dominant power.

The United States will be humbled in the battle against terrorism. If it fights with military weapons, it will lose. When it repents and turns to fight with spiritual weapons, faith, love and the power of the gospel, it will be secure and participate in the Victory of the Lord.

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