The following is a revelation I received over three days following the event. The two towers symbolize the two witnesses in the book of Revelation: “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city.” The great city, in the literal sense, is New York City. In the early morning of September 12th 2001, I heard upon waking: “This is the opening of the sixth seal.”
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal… there was a great earthquake.” Revelation 6:12. It was a great metaphorical earthquake that took place on September 11th, 2001. It’s purpose? To bring down the wall of false peace that is governing the mind of man. The first in a series of catastrophic events. At 8:46 am, a commercial jet was hijacked and flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Eighteen minutes later, another commercial jet was hijacked and flown into the second tower. Soon after that, another hijacked jet would be flown into the Pentagon, and at 10 am, a fourth hijacked jet crashed before hitting its target, the Capital, the Heart of our great nation. Thank God this was not accomplished. In this is our hope! The North Tower symbolizes the Spirit of God. The South Tower symbolizes the Word of God. The Pentagon symbolizes Protection. The Capital symbolizes the Heart.
The external enemy that brought down the two towers was a radical lunatic fringe, those of the Arab nation, descendants of Ishmael, son of the bondmaid, symbolizing bondage. “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.” Galatians 4:22. But what continues to give power to these external enemies are the internal enemies of the mind. Two spiritual enemies, represented in two physical enemies: Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. It was a foreign physical nation that terrorized our nation on September 11th, the manifestation of a negative and destructive spiritual nation ruling the mind of man; a terror hidden deep within, keeping us in the bondage; keeping us from being completely free. “For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.” Galatians 4:25. Jerusalem is referred to as the Mother, exemplifying protection. But it is important to note that Abraham had two sons by two mothers: Sarah the freewoman and Hagar the bondwoman. The physical Jerusalem is far from freedom and peace. She is in bondage, revealing the spiritual bondage of that spiritual Jerusalem called the heart. This internal bondage is revealed through Rachel’s bondmaid, Bilhah, which means terror, the external terrorism generated by the terror or fear existing deep within; so deep within the psyche that most of us are still unaware of its existence. Hagar is mount Sinai, where the children of Israel erected the gold calf, symbolizing the false images or beliefs that cause man to remain in spiritual bondage. These false beliefs are sin, the wages of sin, death, September 11th resulting in 2,997 deaths.
The two towers symbolize the Spirit and Word of God. But man has chosen to follow his own spirit and word, giving power to their negative and destructive energies, manifesting in the physical through destructive events, wars, and catastrophic events that are increasing in size, intensity, and frequency. These destructive events are not God’s doing. They are man’s doing, as spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, “man’s word shall be his burden,” man’s word being the sum of his false beliefs. It is time to take responsibility for what we are bringing upon ourselves through the power of our own word; through the negative and destructive power of our many false religious and personal beliefs. Ishmael and Isaac, two brothers, existing without in the nation of Israel, as well as within. The ongoing physical battle between the Israelis (descendants of Isaac) and the Palestinians (descendants of Ishmael) is a manifestation of the ongoing spiritual battle taking place within us, as was spoken by James, the brother of Jesus: “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come thy not hence, even of the lusts that war in your members?” James 4:1. Our members are our own mind and heart. If we don’t get on with battling the enemy within, there will be more and more laws added without, until we are left with no freedom at all. The real enemy lies hidden within, and as long as it remains hidden, the battle against evil can never be won, its negative and destructive energy continuing to bring death, destruction, sorrow, pain, and suffering.
The nation of Israel continues to fight for peace. But there will be no peace in Jerusalem until there is peace in the Heart of man; a peace that comes through the purification of the Heart. “To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord…” Ezekiel 13:16. September 11th, 2001 was only the first in a series of calamities that will bring down the wall of false peace that keeps mankind from entering into his own heart. “So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall…” Ezekiel 13:14. The word Jerusalem means founded peaceful. Will mankind continue to choose the bondage of false peace over the freedom of authentic peace? What remains of the wall in Jerusalem is called the Wailing Wall, and on 911, a desperate cry for help rang out! Ishmael, son of the bondwoman, means God will hear. This is the first covenant, which begins to be fulfilled within when we cry out from our heart in our personal time of trouble to be delivered from our spiritual bondage, the source of our many physical bondages or addictions. This cry is the beginning of our journey from bondage to freedom; the beginning of our spiritual birth. “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered… ” Daniel 12:1
Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001