It may be scary and it may be eerie, but events in America today are following a biblical pattern of warnings of a coming judgment, according to the author of “The Harbinger,” which has been No. 1 among Christian books since it was released last winter.
In its film form, the message has been No. 1 among all Christian videos since it debuted as “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” in March.
Author Jonathan Cahn, in an interview with American Family Radio, explained that the template was created when God issued a series of warnings to the nation of Israel before it was judged, and eventually allowed to fall into captivity.
The same sequence of events now has developed in the United States, starting with the terror attacks of 9/11, he said in the interview with Ed Vitagliano of the American Family Association production.
The events outlined in Isaiah 9:10 concern a limited strike on the nation of Israel by its enemies. Most commentaries say the strike was allowed by God in order to warn Israel to return to its faith.
Instead, the leaders of Israel vowed to rebuild and restore the nation themselves, and come back stronger than before.
It’s the same sequence of events in America today, Cahn said during the interview, to the point that the template outlined “the actual dates and hours of the crash of the American economy.”
“It can be an eerie or a scary thing, but these same nine harbingers of warning of a nation’s judgment are appearing on American soil,” he said.
“It’s happening, extremely precisely and specifically,” he said. He said what has happened in America is that God’s protection was removed for a time – for the time of 9/11.
Afterward, he said, “It looked for awhile like America was going to return to God … but there was no real revival. In fact, if anything, we’ve gone much farther from God.”
He cited several events that have paralleled in America the events in ancient Israel, including the terror attack. Then there is the response from the people to rebuild with “hewn” stones, which happened amid much ceremony at the 9/11 site in New York when officials recognized the placement of a “hewn” stone.
Likewise, with a sycamore being toppled, and replaced by a cedar, as in ancient Israel, the same circumstances developed in America after 9/11, he said.
“The people of Israel, they go to the quarries, they take these gigantic blocks of stone, bring them back to the ground where the destruction happened,” he said. “In New York, [officials] held a ceremony around the stone.”
“The Harbinger” has been shocking audiences by revealing the astonishing parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and current events unfolding in the U.S., what he calls “an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future and the collapse of the global economy.”
The book and movie revolve around an until now relatively obscure verse in the Bible – Isaiah 9:10, which reads, in the King James Version: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”
“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is also being shown in churches across the country and in some theaters by special arrangement. Plans are now being made to show it on every Christian TV station in America.
The movie adaptation of the story told by Cahn film was produced by Joseph Farah for WND Films.
Cahn says he has found nine harbingers that tie the problems America has experienced beginning Sept. 11, 2001, to parallels that led to the destruction of ancient Israel.
“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” explains Cahn. “He sent warning to ancient Israel. He even allowed its enemies to breach its borders in a devastating strike that would traumatize the nation. It was a wake-up call, the call to return to God. But the nation responded with defiance. God then gave nine harbingers of judgment, nine prophetic signs, alarms and foreshadows of what was to come. Now America is the nation in rapid departure from God’s will. And God likewise allowed an enemy to breach its borders in a devastating strike – the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was, likewise, a wake-up call. But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance, but with defiance. And now the nine harbingers of judgment have reappeared and have done so on American soil.”
Isaiah 9:10 is a verse in which Israel’s national leaders utter a vow of defiance following an attack by Assyria. It declared that the nation would not repent before God but would defy Him instead. Cahn reveals in “The Harbinger” – and in even more dramatic fashion in the video – that beginning the day after Sept. 11, 2001, American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word.
“Having no idea what he was doing, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate (Tom Daschle) was declaring America as under the judgment of God,” Cahn says. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”