All chapters 9 verse 11 listed chronologically. My comments [in brackets].
Sterling D. Allan
Sept. 18, 2001
"I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all
flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a
flood to destroy the earth."
-- Genesis 9:11
[...but as for fire! That's up to you! Will it be a fire of destruction or a fire
of the Holy Spirit to change the hearts of willing men and women -- or a little of both, depending
on our choices?]
"And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils;
for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians."
-- Exodus 9:11
[Will be harden our hearts as Pharaoh to the signs and wonders? Magicians = insiders who
run the socialist New World Order, who were themselves impacted by this attack. Egyptians =
"The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and
eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs."
-- Numbers 9:11
[Application not obvious. Perhaps this reference to the keeping of the Passover
suggests: that what happened, though bad, could have been much worse, but was mitigated to serve
as a warning lest far worse come upon us.]
"And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty
nights, that the Lord gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant."
-- Deuteronomy 9:11
[Let's return to the 10 commandments. Return them to the walls of our
schools and of our public buildings.]
"Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our
country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say
unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us."
-- Joshua 9:11
[Hard-wired into American psyche is the concept that you do not
make concessions with terrorist -- ever. At first glance, this verse would appear to support
that view, inasmuch as it is in reference to that time anciently when the Gibeonites by craft
obtain a league with Israel against the express command of God. The reason for this command
was that the surrounding nations were steeped in wickedness, and their moral decadence would prove
a downfall to Israel. What about today? Who is the wicked nation? Based on the
Ten Commandments, the nations of Islam are doing a far better job of adhering to the basic laws of
civility set forth by Moses. In the spirit of "the first shall be last, and the last
shall be first," perhaps it is time for us to realize that we are indeed brothers (Ishmael
and Isaac) and that we both need to be reconciled one with another in the Lord.]
"But the fig trees said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and
my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?"
-- Judges 9:11
[I don't see an application. Perhaps someone else more familiar with the
story can draw forth its meaning.]
1 Sam 9:11 -- application not apparent
2 Sam. 9:11 -- application not apparent. "...he shall eat at my table, as one
of the king's sons," perhaps the idea of reconciliation.
1 Kings 9:11 -- application not apparent (verse 10 speaks of two houses [twin
towers?] built -- one for Lord (church), one for king (state). Two streets intersection WTC
have similar names (church, state?).]
"...Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to
thee? You know the man and his communication."
-- 2 Kings 9:11
[Despite rhetoric to the contrary, the U.S. Intelligence had numerous leads
pointing to Sept. 11 attack.]
-- 1 Chronicles 9:11 -- application not apparent. "...the ruler of the house
"And the king made . . . terraces to the house of the
Lord, and to the king's palace...; and there were none such seen before in the land...."
-- 2 Chronicles 9:11
[Sounds like the city of ancient Babylon. Likewise does today's wealth rival
Babylon the great -- which fell. Because of the inequality of rich/poor.]
"The land, unto which ye go to possess it, is an unclean
land with the filthiness of the people of the lands, with their abominations, which have filled it
from one end to another with their uncleanness."
-- Ezra 9:11
[How the Muslims view America.]
Nehemiah 9:11 -- application not apparent. Speaks of the miracle of Moses
leading the children of Israel through sea on dry land.
"On that day the number of those that were slain
in . . . the palace was brought before the king."
-- Esther 9:11
"Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on
also, but I perceive him not."
-- Job 9:11
[Terrorist stealth, both in preparing and executing the attack.]
"Sing praises to the Lord, which dwellest in Zion: declare
among the people his doings."
-- Psalm 9:11
[One of the most famous Psalms; reminding the belligerent that God's hand in
something even such as this. There is a purpose for everything. Do we fight it or
yield and learn and grow?]
"For by me they days shall be multiplied, and the years of
thy life shall be increased."
[If we learn from this warning, then worse evil might be diminished if not turned
"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not
to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men
of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."
-- Ecclesiastes 9:11
[Just the words a chaplain might read to console the bewildered under
circumstances such as 911. And yet to him that has eyes to see, all things have meaning and
can turn for instruction, no matter how awful. All things are pure to him that is pure.]
"Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries . . .
against him, and join his enemies together;"
-- Isaiah 9:11
[If the U.S. seeks "and eye for an eye" retribution against Osama bin
Ladin and Afganistan, the allies of the Muslim world will side with them. Verse 13 is
especially important to bear in mind. If such a scenario unfolds it will be because
"the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of
hosts." (Isa. 9:13.)]
"And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons;
and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant."
-- Jeremiah 9:11
[If you think what happened Tuesday Sept. 11 was horrible, magnify that
innumerable times over, and you will have what will happen if we do not mend our ways as a
"When they went, they went upon their four sides; they
turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned
not as they went."
[Four hijacked airlines.]
[Oops, that's Ezekiel 10:11. I was looking at the header on the top of the
page "Ezekiel 9" and went to verse 11 -- of chapter 10.]
"And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the
inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me."
-- Ezekiel 9:11
[Osama bin Ladin; Terrorist of God.]
"Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by
departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is
poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because
we have sinned against him."
-- Daniel 9:11
"As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away
like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception."
-- Hosea 9:11
[3,700 abortions every day in the U.S.; nearly as many as adults killed on 9/11. Where
are our sensibilities?]
"In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that
is fallen, and close up the reaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it a
in the days of old."
-- Amos 9:11
[Amos 9 is the 888th chapter of the Bible. This verse goes along with page
911 of the Bible (LDS), which contains Isaiah 42, which is the only chapter of Isaiah found in the
JST appendix -- on page 801, which is the telephone area code of Wasatch Front Utah, including
Salt Lake City.]
Verse 10 of Amos 9 reads:
"All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword,
which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us."
Verse 12 of Amos 9 reads:
"That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the
heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this."
"As for thee also, by the blood of they covenant I have
sent forth they prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water."
-- Zechariah 9:11
[Promise of hope to those who inhabit the Baren deserts of the Arab world.
Verse 10 is extremely applicable:]
"And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the
horse from Jeruslam, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the
heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of
-- Zechariah 9:10
[Messianic prophecy of second advent. The verse prior is the famous
messianic prophecy regarding the first advent of Messiah.]
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding
upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass."
-- Zechariah 9:9
[That is two verses prior to 911. Two verses after 911 reads:]
"Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even
to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee."
[Strong hold = U.S.; Prisoners of hope = Muslims; double = twin towers of WTC]
Chapters 9 verse 11 in the New Testament seem to be thematic along the lines of the spiritual
ramifications of September 11, and focus on the spiritual remedies. All occurrences of 9:11
are listed, but not in any particular sequence. My comments are [in brackets].
Sterling D. Allan
Sept. 18, 2001
"And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless
pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."
-- Revelation 9:11
[Abaddon means "destroyer." A Greek name for the demon of the abyss.]
"If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we
shall reap your carnal things?"
-- I Corinthians 9:11
[The "spiritual things" sewn by the Western World to the Third World, including the
Arab countries, has in too many cases been more along the lines of gluttony, pornography,
etc. The "carnal things" we have reaped as a result include the 911 attack.]
"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth
through us thanksgiving to God."
-- II Corinthians 9:11
[The U.S. has been blessed above any other nation because of the foundations of freedom upon
which she was built. However, this prosperity has not been adequately shared either among
our own or with other nations, creating a resentment on their part toward us.]
"(For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or
evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that
-- Romans 9:11
[Referring to Isaac's twins, Jacob and Esau. The next verse applies to the Ishmael
(Arabs) vs. Isaac (Jews/Christian) situation as well:]
"It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it
is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated."
[Do we really believe God hates anyone? I certainly do not. That wording had some
purpose in mind, and it was not to perpetuate hatred of an entire people because of their
"And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why
eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?"
-- Matthew 9:11
[When I propose that our response to the atrocity of Sept. 11 should be to humble ourselves,
realizing that we 'had it coming,' and seek reconciliation with our Muslim brothers, much of the
response has been one of being appalled that anyone would even consider such a thing.]
"And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is
called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he
-- Acts 9:11
[This is a key verse in the story of the conversion of Saul/Paul. Again we see the theme
of the mixture or working together among those who hitherto were forbidden by religious custom
from doing so. In this case the primary protagonist Jewish persecutor of the Christians has
had a transforming experience. Could Saul in this case be a metaphor for a person like Osama
"And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them,
and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing."
-- Luke 9:11
[Does that sound like a doctrine of retaliation?]
"He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and
anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed,
and I received sight."
-- John 9:11
[O that we all could see.]
"And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first
-- Mark 9:11
[application not apparent; perhaps superbly profound, having to do with one who must come first
before something wonderful follows.]
"But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a
greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not
of this building;"
-- Hebrews 9:11
[Though the tabernacle of Christ was destroyed, yet was it raised again on the third day.
Though the United States may have experienced a major blow on 911, the city of God that will be
established on this land once it is purified will be one made 'without hands' and all nations will
flow unto it.]
Perhaps the ones who were "cast out" by Sarah -- would be allowed back in Romans 9-11
and Romans 9:11. The Gentiles to be grafted in -- seems to be clear.
Also, here are some other interesting 9:11 verses regarding Israel judgment and restoration:
YHWH's anger against Israel: Isaiah 9:11 But YHWH has strengthened Rezin's foes agasint them
and has spurred their enemies on.
Rev. 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon,
and in Greek, Apollyon.
Hosea 9:11 Ephraim's glory will fly away like a bird - no birth, no pregnancy, no conception.
Idolators killed: Ezekiel 9:11 Then the man in linen with the writing kit at his side brought
back word, saying I have done as you commaneded.
About Judah Jeremiah 9:11 I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will
lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there.
12 What man is wise enough to understand this? who has been instructed by the Lord and can
explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross? 13
The Lord said, "It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have
not obeyed me or followed my law. 14 Instead they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts;
they have followed the Baals, as their fathers taught them.
Amos 9:11 In that day I will restore David's fallen tent. I will repair its broken places,
restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be
911 does have "an emergency situation" definition in the U.S.
Maybe Daniel 9:11 also applies:
"All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.
"Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the law of Moses , the servant of God,
have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you."
I can't help but think of the North and South Twin towers representing Ephraim and Judah
(Ephraim scattered to North, Judah scattered to South). One of the towers had an antenna on it,
not sure which one that was.
Anyways, I'm wondering if this is somewhat of a sign that we are in the period of tribulation
or are in birth pangs. I think all of these are signs and YHWH speaks to us creatively in a
language we understand.
Perhaps Romans 9-11 is applicable, but especially the verse about the TWINS. Romans 9:11 (HRV):
Before her sons were born and they had done neither good nor evil, the choice of Eloah was already
made known that [it] should remain not by works but by the hand of him who called.