Facts on The Harbinger:
Defiance against God
America first Tom Daschle cited this declaration of defiance against God (unknowing of course that he was pronouncing judgement on the US) on September 12th, 2001 in an address to Congress.
St. Paul's Chapel
There was a lone SYCAMORE tree at the corner of Ground Zero at St. Paul's Chapel - a place where George Washington once sought God for mercy on our country it was struck down by the North Tower.
Monument or remembrance
Unknowing New Yorkers have made it a symbol of 9-11 and is visible today (in fact each harbinger has oddly been exalted as a monument or remembrance)
In 2003, a conifer tree was planted IN THE EXACT SPOT where the sycamore tree had been.
The Buttonwood Association
There is a principle in prophesy that when God brings judgment - he exposes that nations foundations - or roots. One of the 'foundations' of the United States is Wall Street where the New York Stock Exchange was founded. The previous name of this group? The Buttonwood Association. Buttonwood literally means "sycamore."
George Washington's Prayer
Wall Street was also the first location our government convened under the newly ratified Constitution. It's first meeting was at the corner of Ground Zero. George Washington's prayer asks for protection over our country as we imitate God's virtues, implying we might loose His protection if we don't.
A Bronze Sculpture
A bronze sculpture of the uprooted sycamore at ground zero was placed on Wall street in September of 2005.
John Edwards fall in disgrace came shortly after giving a speech at Ground Zero where he proclaims the judgement of God on the nation that acted in defiance according to Isaiah 9-10.
President Obama's declaration that we will rebuild, we will recover did NOT acknowledge "with God's grace" as many predecessors had done in making similar declarations - but it is in the same spirit of "self-will" as the speeches that directly cited the Isaiah passage.