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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As Israel Goes, So Goes America - A Prophecy From Isaiah

I attended and heard Johnathan Cahn talk for over an hour on this a few days ago, and have since read his book The Harbinger. Coming from Isaiah 9:10, Rabbi Cahn talks of nine things that happened to ancient Israel, and their responses, before they lost their nation. Those same things happened to the US, starting with 9/11, and we've responded the exactly same way, to the year and day on the Jewish calendar, and with the same words spoken. I was stunned by this. I'm convinced, and am one that usually skips prophecies. I relate more to Matthew (and Luke): “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

There's a few YouTube formats for Rabbi Cahn's presentation; a long lecture from a podium, and several interview shows. This is the best in my view; short, clear, and you can fast forward through the promo's.

Jonathan Cahn and the Nine Harbingers: Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, January 8, 2012

Part 2

The book is formed as a novel, and is a readable quick read. Some passages to get the flavor of it.

Purpose for Israel:
No other nation had been called into being for the will of God… No other people had been given a covenant… If (Israel) followed the ways of God, they would become the most blessed of nations. But if they fell away and turned against His ways, then their blessings would be removed and replaced by calamity, as they did and as it was. (pg. 16)
Original purpose of America:
To be…an instrument of God’s purposes, a light to the world. It would give refuge to the world’s poor and needy, and hope to its oppressed.  It would stand against tyranny….As much as it fulfilled its calling or aspired to, it would become the most blessed, the most prosperous, the most powerful and the most revered nation on the earth-just as its founders had prophesied…but, like Israel, if the people fell away from God and turned against his ways, its blessings would be removed and replaced with curses.(pg19)
 America’s idol worship:
"As God was expunged from American life, idols came in to fill the void-idols of sensuality, idols of greed, of money, success, comfort, materialism, pleasure, sexual immorality, self-worship, self-obsession. The sacred increasingly disappeared, and the profane took its place….the nation forgot its foundations"

“Some would call it ‘tolerance.’”
“Yes. The same tolerance that overtook ancient Israel.. a tolerance for everything opposed to God….a tolerance that mocked, marginalized, and condemned those who remained faithful to the values now being discarded…. A tolerance that put the profane on public display and removed nativity scenes from public sight..contraband, as if somehow they had become a threat- a strangely intolerant tolerance.” (pg. 21)

My view for some time, is our nation, by turning away from God, like ancient Israel had, is leading us to our end as the most free, most materially and religiously successful nation in history. This bears it out.

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