A Critique of a Prophecy of David Meyer on the Twin Towers
The following prophecy came from Last Trumpet Ministries web site: www.lasttrumpetministries.org/2001/August2001.html
(False teacher/prophet quotes are in purple and indented, my
comments are in plain text and scripture is in teal. False teachers rarely use scripture. I have only included those portions I intend to comment on.)
From David Meyer's August 2001 newsletter
Conspiracy On The East River! "On Friday, July 6th, something happened to me that I will never forget. It is something that has happened few times in my ministry, and as we were sailing across New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry for Manhattan, the Almighty stunned me with an amazing vision.
I was standing at the front of the ferry outside as we were approaching the Statue of Liberty. I looked at the statue and my eyes focused on the torch. This torch is a symbol of the Illuminati and is referred to by the conspirators as the 'torch of Illuminism.' "
"After looking at the torch, I turned my eyes to the 13-mile island of Manhattan. There, in the distance were the twin towers of the World Trade Center rising a quarter of a mile high. The other sky- scrapers in the financial district of Southern Manhattan filled the narrow island.
As I looked, I felt the Spirit of the Almighty come over me, and when He opened my eyes I saw massive flames of fire rising high into the sky as the entire island of Manhattan was engulfed in flames."
Please notice David Meyer said the entire Island was supposedly engulfed in flames. This did not occur on Sept 11, 2001
"The flames rose high above the buildings and pulsated with intensity. I could hear the horrifying screams of multitudes of people in the distance as the burning continued and intensified.
Then, the vision ended as quickly as it began, and I stood there with tears filling my eyes as I realized what is coming upon this nation. I then heard a voice that seemed to come from inside of me saying, "Tell not the vision until you return." I do not pretend to know what it all means, but I do know that time is short and the end is near."
While this "prophetic" message includes the World Trade Center (but not the Twin Towers falling down) it is still not accurate because Meyer saw the whole Island of Manhattan burning, which did not occur. Smoke and Dust yes, but not a lot of fire except for the explosions when the airplanes hit the twin towers.
Also there was no date given, not even an approximate date, or a reason for the fires. Therefore this is not a prophecy from God about the events that happened on Sept 11, 2001.
David Meyer later responded to the Sept 11, 2001 terrorism attack:
The Catastrophe In Lower Manhattan
September 16th, 2001. "I am writing and submitting this Special Report in response to the many and numerous phone calls and faxes that I have been receiving since last Tuesday. Many of our thousands of readers have contacted me, having remembered reading about the vision that the Lord gave me on July 6, 2001.
This vision was given to me as I was crossing New York Harbor and passing the Statue of Liberty, which was to my left. My eyes were drawn to the torch of the Statue of Liberty, which we know to be the Illuministic symbol, or torch of Illuminism.
I then looked at Lower Manhattan, which is also known as the Financial District, and as I felt the power of God come over me, I was transfixed and looked in amazement at the vision that unfolded before my eyes.
The city was on fire. I thought it was all of Manhattan that was burning, but because I was approaching from the South, all I could see was that southern portion containing the prominent twin towers of the World Trade Center.
These two towers were engulfed in flames and smoke, as were some surrounding buildings, and in the distance I could hear the faint, but distinct, screaming of multitudes of people. Then, as quickly as the vision came, it was gone and I heard a voice say to me, 'Tell it not until you return.' That was Friday, July 6th."
This is convenient, that all of a sudden it's not the entire Island of Manhattan that is burning afterall. The fact that it looked like the whole city was on fire from his vantage point tells me again, that this prophecy was not from God because God is not limited to viewing the scene from a boat. God was not confused, but Meyer was!
"On Monday, July 9th, I and those with me went to the World Trade Center and took the elevators to the Observation Area near the top. We then went up the escalators to the roof where we looked upon the city and, even though I felt the urgency of what I had seen, I was not able to tell my fellow workers and intercessors about it.
I walked around to all four exposures - North, South, East and West - and prayed for the City and that God would spare his people, and I found myself praying these words, 'Lord, I know these buildings are coming down, but I pray that Thou would spare Thy people and protect them.'
Many other things happened while we were in New York too numerous to mention here. I went home with a heavy burden in my heart and on Wednesday, July 11th, I preached a message which included the description of my vision. Many of those tapes were sent out shortly thereafter."
Please notice in the original "prophecy" above, there was not one mention of the twin towers falling down. Why didn't God relay this very important message to him if this was a message from God?
"In the August issue of the Last Trumpet Newsletter, which was written on the 17th of July, I also described what I saw in the vision, especially mentioning the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on fire.
This newsletter was mailed on July 25th, and many thousands of people received it, postmarked with that date. I did not know when this great cataclysm would occur, and little did I know that exactly 67 days later, on September 11th, those high Twin Towers would be reduced to rubble, and thousands of lives would be lost."
Why didn't he say the Twin Towers would fall in his original prophecy?? Was God at fault for not giving him a true vision of the real event, or is it Meyer who is at fault here? Why is this only an accurate summation after the fact?
"I was in my office when the reports were coming in, and I called my wife and asked her to hook up the antenna on our monitor so I could see the pictures of what was happening. When I arrived at home, I watched in amazement, especially the view that was shown from the harbor. As the flames and the smoke were rising, I instantly realized that this was precisely what I had seen."
What he said he saw in the original prophecy was the entire island of Manhattan was engulfed in flames. He didn't say he saw the towers falling down.
"With great sadness I watch as the horrors of World War III begin to surface before our very eyes. We can expect to see pestilence and other fearful sights become a reality in our troubled nation. We can expect to see a great earthquake very soon. There is no remedy other than sincere repentance, not just from the lips, but from a truly broken and contrite heart."
If this was indeed the beginning of WWIII then where is the scriptural reference for this attack? Armageddon is WWIII. Why was not one scripture mentioned in both of these messages? Why? Because false prophets write their own scripture.
When someone who claims to be a prophet speaking for God has to explain the omissions in his original prophecy to match what reallllllly occurred then this was not a prophecy from God. Premonition? Maybe. Prophecy. No!
© October 6, 2001 - updated 10-24-20
See another false prophecy about 9-11 when the Twin Towers fell by Bill Hamon.