"15 Years Since September 11th: Why We Can Hope Again"
by Doug Addison
(Los Angeles, CA)
It is the 15th anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks on the United States in 2001. That was a day that changed the world for us all. The spirit of terrorism entered our lives, and for the past 15 years we have seen senseless terroristic attacks and loss of life around the world.
Jesus spoke of these times, "Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold." Matthew 24:12 NIV
Let Peace Be with You
It is important to keep our eyes on God, and understand that His power and love are greater than that of the enemy. God has not left us or forsaken us. In the midst of the turmoil and terror, God is still the God of peace and love. We need to focus on Him and not the attacks of the enemy.
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." Philippians 4:8-9 NIV
It is important not to allow fear into our lives. We can trust in God and know that He is with us in the midst of uncertain times and storms.
Terrorism in the Bible
In the Book of Acts, a form of terrorism hit the early Church. Stephan was killed by a brutal stoning; and James, one of the dear friends and disciples of Jesus, was put to death. This caused God to respond from Heaven, and He called the Apostle Paul and many others to rise up. When terrorism hit the Church, God responded with global harvest and a major revival.
This is in the process of happening right now. The late prophet, Bob Jones, was killed by satan in 1975. He appeared before Jesus but was sent back to Earth with an amazing prophecy and life mission to set up a billion-soul harvest.
Bob died in 2014, before the fulfillment of this major prophetic word. But God has not forgotten about this prophecy nor those who are in need of His love and acceptance. Similar to the Book of Acts, God is responding from Heaven, to the senseless acts of terrorism, with the time of global revival that is upon us now.
Strategic New Season: 2015-2022
The year 2015 was the start of a new 7-year cycle and season. In 2001, we saw a shift come with the tragedy of September 11, and the escalation of terrorism.
Seven years later in September 2008, we saw a major financial downturn and the housing market crashed, causing people to lose their investments and homes. This brought a new level of fear and uncertainty into the lives of many. Then 7 years later, in September 2015, we entered into a new season or cycle.
There were a lot of negative prophecies about September 2015 that never came about: The global economy was going to crash, martial law would be instated, the rapture and the great tribulation would start—to name just a few.
Instead, 7 years after the crash of 2008, in September of 2015, we entered a new 7-year cycle—or season—and we are seeing a turnaround.
We are now in a strategic time of God repaying us for the losses in our lives. God is setting things up for a major new movement, and revival, that is indeed coming to the Earth.
We have entered into a 7-year time of mercy and blessings from 2015-2022. This does not mean we will not see disasters or have difficult times, but God's mercy is going to triumph over judgment.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you." Isaiah 60:1 NIV
Why We Can Hope
It truly is a time of breakthrough for those seeking it. I will say it again: God has issued a new 7-year season of blessing.
For the most part, it is the result of the prophetic intercessors crying out for mercy. In place of prophetic words of judgment that have been spoken, for the next 7 years, God is releasing the fulfillment of prophetic words that are based in revival and blessing. You will see many of your personal promises fulfilled over the next 7 years as well.
God will not be outdone by the enemy. He is still in charge and contrary to what some people are saying, He is not judging us for the purposes of destruction.
Instead, God is preparing a surprise release of blessings and promotions that will allow us to reach out to a hurting world. We are going to be part of some of the greatest revivals in history. Get ready to crossover into a new time—one that many have longed to see!