Some things in life are really intriguing. Take September 11 for instance. The day will remain etched in our memories for as long as we live. But check this out: September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (2+5+4=11). You get the same result even when you add the numbers 9/11 (9+1+1=11).
To date, hundreds of books and articles have been written about that fateful day; however, the most accurate account may be found in the Book of Revelation.
Read and share your views on this after you read the chapter:
Revelation (Chapter 18)
4 Then I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out, my people! Come out from her! You must not take part in her sins; you must not share in her punishment! 5 For her sins are piled up as high as heaven, and God remembers her wicked ways. 6 Treat her exactly as she has treated you; pay her back double for all she has done. Fill her cup with a drink twice as strong as the drink she prepared for you. 7 Give her as much suffering and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. For she keeps telling herself: Here I sit, a queen! I am no widow, I will never know grief!
8 Because of this, in one day she will be struck with plagues disease, grief, and famine. And she will be burned with fire, because the Lord God, who judges her, is mighty.
9 The kings of the earth who took part in her immorality and lust will cry and weep over the city when they see the smoke from the flames that consume her.
10 They stand a long way off, because they are afraid of sharing in her suffering. They say, How terrible! How awful! This great and mighty city Babylon! In just one hour you have been punished!
(At 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 was crashed into the World Trade Center’s North Tower, followed by United Airlines Flight 175 which hit the South Tower at 9:03 a.m.)
11 The merchants of the earth also cry and mourn for her, because no one buys their goods any longer;12 no one buys their gold, silver, precious stones, and pearls; their goods of linen, purple cloth, silk, and scarlet cloth; all kinds of rare woods and all kinds of objects made of ivory and of expensive wood, of bronze, iron, and marble;13 and cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine and oil, flour and wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and carriages, slaves, and even human lives.
(Built in 1970, the World Trade Center housed more than 430 companies from 28 countries. They were engaged in a wide variety of commercial activities, including banking and finance, insurance, transportation, import and export companies, customs brokerage, trade associations and representatives of foreign governments.)
14 The merchants say to her, All the good things you longed to own have disappeared, and all your wealth and glamor are gone, and you will never find them again!15The merchants, who became rich from doing business in that city, will stand a long way off, because they are afraid of sharing in her suffering. They will cry and mourn,
16 and say, How terrible! How awful for the great city! She used to dress herself in linen, purple, and scarlet, and cover herself with gold ornaments, precious stones, and pearls!17 And in one hour she has lost all this wealth!
All the ships’ captains and passengers, the sailors and all others who earn their living on the sea, stood a long way off,18and cried out as they saw the smoke from the flames that consumed her: There never has been another city like this great city!19 They threw dust on their heads,
they cried and mourned, saying, How terrible! How awful for the great city! She is the city where all who have ships sailing the seas
became rich on her wealth! And in one hour she has lost everything!