On September 11, 2011 millions around the world remembered the tragedies that struck a decade ago, when some terrorists in acts of kamikaze, flew airplanes into the World Trade Center towers in New York, bringing to ground these colossal structures and killing many innocent lives. My heart goes out to all those who were directly impacted by the loss of lives of their loved ones and our family wishes all those impacted, God’s peace that passeth all understanding that is found in Christ Jesus.
Luke 13:4-5 records of another tower that fell during the days of Jesus. This was the Tower of Siloam and when it collapsed, eighteen people were killed. Close introspection of the text, reveals certain hidden treasures. The first is that the fall of the Tower of Siloam was not due to the sinfulness of any of those who were killed. Secondly, Jesus in fact, cautions, that anyone that does not repent will perish as well. To repent is to ask God to forgive us of our sinfulness for when we confess with our mouth, repenting in our hearts, God is faithful and just to cleanse us of all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9) and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7). In other words, Jesus was saying that man made towers fall, but only in Him, can one find safety, for the name of the Lord is a strong and mighty Tower and the righteous (those who have believed in Jesus and repented) run into it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10).
Have you repented? Have you run into the Tower that can and will never fall?
Luke 13:4-5 (KJV)
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
1 John 1:7-9 (KJV)
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Proverbs 18:10 (KJV)
10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.