The Hedge Has been Removed


By Bill Burns
Faith Tabernacle
P.O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459


September 13, 2001:

As Christians we should be mourning over America in the same way Jesus mourned over Jerusalem.

Matthew 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Matthew 23:38 "See! Your house is left to you desolate.

A great tragedy has occurred in this land that we so love. America the beautiful, so blessed by God until this present time. This nation, born under God, has become as Jerusalem of old once Jesus Christ was rejected.

I have asked the Lord what happened in New York City, and this was His answer to me: "What happened at the World Trade Center was the work of the enemy. The work of the enemy was effective because My hedge of protection has been removed because America as a nation has turned away from Me. I have sent My prophets to America for many years. The warnings have been given, and for the most part ignored. The time has now come as it did to Jerusalem of old when the house has been made desolate (void of protection)."

2 Chronicles 7:14 "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:15 "Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.
2 Chronicles7:16 "For now I have chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever; and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually.

The Lord then instructed me to examine the signs that occurred for more understanding, and this is what I have seen.

The tragedy took place on September 11, just 8 days before the first day of Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets). Eight is the number of new beginnings. I believe that the first trumpet of Rosh Hashanah will signal the beginning of events of the end of the age. The second trumpet (last trumpet) will call the Church home to meet Jesus in the clouds of His glory. Please note that I said that the events will now begin. They may, however, take years to come to completion.

Matthew 24:6 "And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Matthew 24:7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.
Matthew 24:8 "All these are the beginning of sorrows.

On May 26th this year I wrote an article on the Judgment of the Church. In that article, I referred to the collapse of a Jewish wedding hall. The collapse of the hall took place in Jerusalem and was a sign of the coming judgment upon the Church. This judgment will bring a separation of the true Church and the Babylonian church. Judgment will then, at a later date, come upon Mystery Babylon.

There were two towers that were destroyed, which represent two judgments that will come upon man-made institutions. The first is Mystery Babylon, the harlot church (Revelation chapter 17), and the second judgment will come upon the world itself and those who worship the god of mammon (Revelation chapter 18), denying the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The collapse of the second tower of the World Trade Center represents the rebuilt tower of Babel. The common language of the people of the world is money. As it is stated, money talks, but that language which has become the god of many is collapsing.

It is written, and the scriptures cannot broken, that the kingdoms of this world will (come down and) become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever. The seals of the scroll have been opened, and the trumpets of judgment will soon begin to be heard around the world.

We pray that our gracious and loving Lord will bring comfort to those who have lost loved ones in this incredible tragedy. It is also our prayer that these events will awaken the Church and America and that this great nation will turn back to the Lord Jesus Christ and serve the Living God. If this nation will repent and call upon the name of Almighty God, His hedge will once again be found in place around the borders of this country.

The Lord's hedge is still in place around those who serve Him with their whole hearts and will not be removed from Zion, the spiritual city of His beloved.

Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,
Hebrews 12:23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,
Hebrews 12:24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

Sin lowers the hedge