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5. Poking a finger in the eye of God

Repeatedly Scripture and commentaries record defiance as the highest insult against the Most High God. Senator John Kerry, in his statement before the United States Senate on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 remarked:

“…And I believe one of the first things we should commit to – with federal help that underscores our nation’s purpose – is to rebuild the towers of the World Trade Center and show the world we are not afraid – we are defiant.”

On the day the cornerstone was laid,  New York Governor, George Pataki again insisted: “Today, we the heirs of that revolutionary spirit of defiance, lay this cornerstone.”


6. Rooted and grounded, Ground Zero in bronze

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn reveals  the harbinger of the sycamore:

The sycamore tree, as recorded in the Bible, is a sign of judgment. The Bible even says in Egypt as a sign of judgement the sycamore tree came down. On September 11th, this freak event happened. In the devastation: a steel beam from the North Tower hurled  from the sky. As the Tower fell, it went through the air and struck down an object: it was a tree.

The uprooted sycamore at St. Paul’s Chapel. Incidentally the chapel stood.

The next day the people returned to ground zero. They found a tree lying on the ground, pierced by the beam of a falling Tower. There, at Ground Zero was a sycamore tree – struck town…after the tree of Isaiah 9…a harbinger of judgment…’the sycamore has fallen’…

…and strange, eerily, the people made a display of it, not realizing what it was in the Bible… and put it on display, its roots exposed…not realizing, as if to draw more attention to the sign. A sculptor made a cast of it. He poured bronze into the cast of  the Biblical metal of judgment and the image of the fallen sycamore would be displayed on Wall Street.

This bronze sycamore root sculpture is chilling and significant. In May, 1792, twenty-four stock brokers met underneath a buttonwood tree, along Wall Street in New York City. The Buttonwood Agreement  birthed  the golden calf of commerce, the bull of the New York Stock Exchange, but would be delivered, uprooted and cast in bronze.

The buttonwood tree is more familiar as the American sycamore. This memorial on Wall Street would come to represent the riches of a nation uprooted, overturned, judged and displayed in bronze: and yet another idol.

Bronze sculpture of the Sycamore by Steve Tobin

7. The Tree of Hope

Rabbi Cahn continues with this intriguing narrative:

At the same Ground Zero site, you had three [physical SIGNS] of the harbingers. But there’s one more. There is the cedar tree, which is the seventh harbinger, the arez tree….’the sycamores are fallen but we will put cedars in their place…’  (Is 9:10)

Two years after the September 11th  attack  Ground Zero  saw a strange sight. There was a crane lowering a different object.  The crane lowered the object  to a place where there had been a hole in the ground, and it was being laid over the place where the fallen sycamore tree went down. It would have been natural to replace the sycamore tree with a sycamore tree, but the Scripture says ‘we will replace it with an arez [cedar] tree. The object lowered was an arez tree, a conifer tree, the same as the cedar of Lebanon.

  Cedar tree, St. Paul’s Chapel, being lowered by a crane

The Rabbi pauses at this point and said the following:

Now that would be enough, but there’s actually more:

“In Hebrew parallelism, a verse is often matched with a verse that rhymes in thought and so it matches the fallen bricks and the fallen sycamore together and they were both found the day after 911 in the ruins.

There are two others, which are the cedar tree and the hewn stone. They are together because the cranes lowered both of them; and they both had a ceremony surrounding them.  These icons were:  one called the “Tree of Freedom,” the other was “The Tree of Hope.”

At the ceremony, there was a clergyman. As the tree was coming down to where the sycamore had been, he said:

“We are gathered here today on holy ground. Ground hallowed by its witness to the dust, and death and destruction of September 11th. The ground is sanctified by our presence here as we dedicate this Tree of Hope in witness the divine within each of us.”

“It replaces a sycamore tree destroyed on September 11th 2001 by the collapsing Towers. Our prayer is that this Ground Zero Tree of Hope will be a sign: a sign of the indomitable nature of human hope. As we walk this hallowed ground, may this Tree be an icon of hope, a symbol.”

The ceremonial planting of the cedar Tree of Hope took place on November 22, 2003. The inaugural lighting ceremony was held the following week.


Ground Zero’s Tree of Hope, at St. Paul’s Chapel

8. The Ultimate Harbinger Is The Vow

The words of the rulers in the wake of destruction.

Rabbi Cahn continues:

“At the end of November of 2003, the tree came down to replace the sycamore. Seven months later, the quarried stone came down on the ruins of Ground Zero two months after that was complete, there was a Presidential election and the Democratic candidate for Vice President was John Edwards.”

He was speaking in Washington DC at a gathering, it was September 11th, the third anniversary of the devastation. And since it was a prayer breakfast he chose a Scripture which he linked to the events of September 11th. These now are his words on September 11, 2004 in Washington DC.

“Good morning. Today on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word (Is 9:10)

• ‘The bricks have fallen, but we will build – with dressed stones:

• the sycamores were down, but we will put cedars in their place….’

Of all the thousands of Scriptures he could have chosen, he chose this one obscure verse from Isaiah, which even most Believers don’t know, not realizing what he was saying: it was a Scripture of judgment marking it and he linked it to September 11th. He said that it was the Lord’s Word to us and not knowing this, he then based the speech on this scripture. He goes on to say:

“Let me show you how we are building and putting cedars in those three hallowed places, the Towers, the Pentagon and the Field. Walk with me through this day and you will see that while those bricks fell and the sycamores cut down, our people are making those cedars rise.”

And he closed with,

“Each time that bell tolls it calls us to a greater purpose. To never forget: it calls us to always remember that when we walk together this day that the cedars will rise and the stones will go up.”


9. The President of the United States

When the President of the United States addressed a joint session of Congress with his State of the Union Address, January 2009, he said the following:

“But while our economy weakens and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.”




Comments on: "America’s Destiny – 9 Harbingers of Judgement Part II by Willibeaux, Contributor" (24)

  1. privbullright said:


    Absolutely stunning. That said it. Chilling. It the arrogance that has bothered me for a long time. As he says, with all the scripture available, that one was chosen.


    • willibeaux said:

      Ironic isn’t it Bull. Daschle was defeated in his reelection bid and denied a job in Obama’s administration. Edwards fell from grace and may go to jail. What are we seeing here?
      What is Obama’s future? Thanks for your comment.


  2. The mis-use of Scripture happens to be a pet peeve of mine, Willibeaux. Yes, I realize many misquote out of genuine ignorance and others are even well intentioned. However comma it still grinds on my nerves. (And I am not implying that I am perfect in this regard … I am commenting on the material in your post.)

    The final picture and message is great! Can’t ask for God’s help unless you know who He is and His character. We need to humble ourselves as a nation.

    Well those are my disjointed thoughts.


    • willibeaux said:

      Mrs. Al! Thanks for responding. Your thoughts are in no way disjointed. I’m on the same page with you about the misquoting of scripture.


  3. Davetherave said:


    Outstanding post. I must say; I have chills running down my spine. Like bull wrote; out of all the scriptures Edwards had to choose from he chose that one.

    Matthew 7:26: And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and does them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.


  4. privbullright said:


    What bugs me is I can imagine the applause and agreement he would have got (and Daschle got on the floor) And these are the pols who know words have meaning. They mock us for picking on words in their legislaton. This is the same defiance that shows up in their legislation. They dont know what they are really saying.


    • willibeaux said:

      Bull! Did Pelosie know what she was saying when she uttered “we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”? Pure unadulterated stupidity. Thanks for your thoughts.


  5. Beaux!,

    Excellent article! I found it kind of eerie how all the signs emerged as they did and the fact that Edward chose that particular scripture

    Makes me wonder, what’s ahead. Could the therories about the Aztec Calender stopping at the year 2012 have some bases of truth? Hmmm…


  6. Beux

    Excellent article! I found it kind of eerie how all the signs emerged as they did and the fact that Edward chose that particular scripture

    Makes me wonder, what’s ahead. Could the theories about the Aztec Calender stopping at the year 2012 have some bases of truth?


  7. Still interesting. While I do not consider myself to be “religious”,I DO however believe there is a higher power than we. Sure can’t hurt to bow down and ask for help we may otherwise not receive.


    • willibeaux said:

      Thanks Clyde! For me and my family it’s important to know where we will spend eternity. If we want to survive as a nation we do have to bow down and heed the admonitions of 2 Chronicles 7:14.


  8. privbullright said:

    1 Corinthians 1:20 — “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? “


  9. Willibeaux,

    Great article all around. Gives one a lot to chew over and think about.
    Congrats on a first really good article.


  10. willibeaux said:

    Here are some final thoughts:


    Could there exist an ancient mystery in which is hidden the secret of America’s future? Is it possible that this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the War in Iraq to the American housing bubble to the crash of Wall Street and the global economy to the Great Recession and much more, even the President of the United States?

    And is it possible that God is now sending a prophetic word to America, a word of warning that the nation lies in danger and unless it returns to Him is heading for impending judgment? It might sound like the plot of a science fiction or Indiana Jones movie, but it’s real.


    The revelations of the ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future moves forward. The first stage of judgment moves to the second— the Second Shaking.

    The Nine Harbingers of Judgment advance to the shaking and collapse of the American economy. Jonathan Cahn has opened up the secret of The Uprooted, a mystery hidden in the foundation of America’s rise to superpower and an omen of collapse.

    The Mystery of the Shemitah, and how the two greatest financial crashes in Wall Street history each happened on the same exact day of the Hebrew calendar, and on the exact day appointed to overturn a nation’s financial realm, the mystery of the three witnesses, and the identity of the Third Witness (Obama ?), and more! What the future holds for the United States of America.

    What is the future of our great country and for our children and great grandchildren? I’ve already stated it will end up on the ash heap of history.


  11. privbullright said:


    In an amazing coincidence, or not, this evening I was listenting to Pastor Chuck’s (live)program on the radio. A woman named Terry called in repeating the facts here. She asked them what they thought about it?They only said ‘well, that prophecy and scripture was not refering to 911’. (Duh) They had heard about some of this before, they said, but they assured people it had nothing to do with the events of September 11. But our officials made a point to relate it to it, repeatedly. So they bypassed the real point and question she was asking. (the opposite use of the scripture is the issue)


  12. willibeaux said:

    Bull! Some folks are not wanting the admit that 9/11 may be the lifting of God’s favor over America. I wish I could feel the same way, but I can’t. To each his own I guess. Thanks for your comments.


  13. privbullright said:

    Willi, An added thought. I saw the coverage of the SOTUS. After, they tried to shine the turd of a speech Obama gave. They called Obama “defiant” in his approach — as a good thing and a great compliment.


  14. you are so correct!


  15. When the country is one of only 2 countrys in the history of the world to be consecrated to God, Pres. George Washington after his inauguration, praying at the very spot of Ground Zero in 1789. “Lord if America turns away from you lift your hand of protection” !! HOw can you ignore this, a blind man can see this. Just pray for Gods Mercy on our country for the 53 million babies slaughtered in America and kicking God out of our Govt, schools and society. OH Lord our God have mercy on us !! The returning soldiers of WWII didnt stand up to this slaughter of innocense for the unborn but they slaughtered Germany!!


    • wka656,
      Thank you for your comment and you are so right that God is being thrown out of our country. God may not like that and I fear so much for our nation and what is becoming of it.,


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