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By Dr. Ted Baehr with Tom Snyder
“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is a compelling documentary narrated by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn that shows the parallels between the fall of Israel and current events in the United States. This movie is in two parts, entitled The First and the Second Shaking.
In the first part, Rabbi Cahn goes through the nine harbingers or signs that God gave to Ancient Israel as reported in Isaiah 9. These signs were not intended to condemn Israel, but to wake them up so they turned back to God and away from pagan self-centered behavior. Rabbi Cahn shows that America is in the same pagan condition today that Israel was.
The first sign was the breech in 732 B.C. of Israel’s walls by the vicious, mean-spirited, terrorist Assyrians. This breach is mirrored in 9/11. The second sign was terrorist attacks by the Assyrians on Israel, mirrored by the terrorist attacks on the U.S. today.
It’s worth watching The First Shaking, because each one of these nine signs is mirrored in events in the United States. For instance, a sycamore tree is uprooted literally on Ground Zero in New York City. It’s replaced literally by a cedar tree. Furthermore, there are three utterances by political leaders in Congress and the White House claiming that they will rebuild but ignoring the need to repent and turn back to God.
The movie’s second half, called The Second Shaking, links the nine harbingers with America’s financial collapse in September 2008. The collapse occurred seven years to the day of 9/11 and its follow-up. On Sept. 11, 2011, the terrorists struck down the World Trade Center. The following day, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle overtly mentioned Isaiah 9:10 and, like the prideful leaders of Ancient Israel, declared that America “will rebuild.”
The second half also links these modern day events to President George Washington’s inauguration in New York City in 1789, including his consecration of office, which took place right next to Ground Zero. The only way for America to remove these harbingers of its total destruction is to repent and turn back to God, says Rabbi Cahn.
The second half of “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is a little bit more repetitious than the first half. Even so, the information presented in both halves is extraordinary. Even better, both halves present Jesus Christ as the answer, which is quite incredible.
Documentaries are usually not as dramatic as feature films. The first half of this documentary is very dramatic. The second half could have been improved with some judicious editing. Even so, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is well worth watching. It must be noted that the illustration of Rabbi Cahn’s points is excellent. The filmmakers should be congratulated.
SUMMARY: “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is a compelling documentary narrated by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn that shows the parallels between the fall of Israel and current events in the United States. The events include 9/11 and America’s financial collapse seven years later exactly. “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is an important call for repentance and revival.
Quality: 3 Stars
CONTENT: (CCC, BBB, V, M) Very strong Christian, biblical worldview with overt evangelistic message contending that 9/11 and its aftermath mirrors events in Ancient Israel that reflect God trying to get the Israelis to return to faith and values; no foul language; descriptions of violence; no sex; no nudity; and, nothing else objectionable.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Older children to adults