Will we listen?
Read Isaiah 9:9, the prophecy that shows the obstinacy of heart of the Israelites. You will hear these same words in the video from John Edwards as a presidential candidate and Tom Daschle as Speaker of the House. Even Obama will echo the message of rebuilding what has been torn down in judgment.
And all the people of Ephraim shall know, and the inhabitants of Samaria that say in the pride and haughtiness of their heart:What was left after the 9-11 attack? The little chapel of St. Paul's at the edge of Ground Zero where George Washington and the first government of the U.S. consecrated the country to God. Its survival was called a "miracle." But is it really a warning?
"The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with square stones: they have cut down the sycamores, but we will change them for cedars."
Nothing is hopeless. God Himself gave Solomon the message of hope to the Israelites' infidelity. In 2 Chronicles chapter 7 God tells him:
"If my people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, then will I hear from heaven, I will forgive their sins, and I will heal their land."