As I watched the events unfold last week at
the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. the Lord gave me a vision during
the singing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. In this vision I saw
the altar of the cathedral open up and angels were flying forth from it to
different nations of the earth.
They were very powerful, yet very beautiful
angels. I was surprised to see that they were coming from the depths
of this altar and I wondered what they're intent or mission would be. As I
watched them leave I had the sense that they had been there a long time
and were anxious to be about their business. I then questioned the
Lord and asked him what was the meaning of the vision I had just seen and
his reply amazed me.
He explained to me that these angels had been
stationed in America from the beginning and that these angels had
participated in events during the Civil War. He said they had been
stationed at this national altar and that they were the avenging
angels of America. He said these angels are assigned to carry out
the vengeance of God in the earth and that he was releasing them from the
altar at the national cathedral to bring the vengeance of God upon those
that had touched this nation. He said they have been stationed at this
altar for that very purpose and that was the very role and function that
they fulfilled in the schedule of things for America. He said that
they would go and confront those powers that had brought this devastation
to America and that they would be involved in bringing to justice those
that were involved in the attack on America.
As all of this was happening, the Battle Hymn of the Republic was
being sung in the background, chills were running up and down my spine as
I was seeing these angels being released from that altar. As that majestic
battle hymn played in the background releasing these angels that had been
reserved by God for the preservation of this nation, I knew that they
were going forth to avenge the enemies of this nation that would destroy
her. I marveled at the location from which the angels came.
had been vaguely aware of the National Cathedral but knew nothing about
its history. After some research I was even more profoundly effected by
the location of this angelic force and the history of the cathedral. This cathedral was planned by the same man who
had drawn up plans for Washington D.C. after the Revolutionary War. It was
designed at our conception as a nation; even as our political capital
was planned our spiritual cathedral was to be an important part of it.
God in his wisdom placed both the political capital and the spiritual
center of our nation together. In his wisdom he provided both
spiritual and governmental oversight in the same location.
One of the most amazing factors that I learned
about his national house of prayer was that the very altar that I saw
opening had been brought to this church from Jerusalem. The stones
that formed the altar in the National Cathedral were quarried came from
the quarries in Jerusalem. It is very possible that these were the
same quarries that supplied the stones for the temple. It is no
coincidence that the altar of the our national cathedral is an off shoot
or branch of the altars in Jerusalem. The significance of our
relationship to Israel and our closeness to that nation is exemplified by
our sharing the same altars and the same loving God. May God
continue to protect both Israel and America in the coming days.