On September 11, 2001, America was shaken. Now eleven years later, it seems it was just the beginning. Since then, 9 of the 10 costliest hurricanes in American history have occurred, along with the worst tornadoes in a half-century, and the worst drought since 1930. Even the economy has been severely shaken.
And it isn’t just in America. God says, “I will shake all the nations” (Haggai 2:7). Japan suffered its worst disaster since World War II by earthquake and tsunami that led to a nuclear meltdown. New Zealand had the worst earthquake in its history. And Haiti's earthquake was the second deadliest in all of human history. Russia and China had their worst droughts in two centuries. The Arab world has been shaken through unrest and revolution, leaving Israel shook up. And the European Union has been shaken by the threat of bankruptcy by at least 3 of its members.
Is God shaking the nations? Are they listening? “Be careful you do not refuse to listen to Him who is speaking...you will certainly not escape if you reject the One who speaks from heaven, saying, Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also” (Heb. 12:25-26). I don't know about the entire world, but if 9/11 and subsequent events were America's wake-up call, I'm afraid she rolled over and went back to sleep.