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Was 'Frankenstorm' another 'Harbinger'?

WASHINGTON – The New York Stock Exchange is scheduled to reopen after being closed for two days by the monster storm that hit the Northeast and the nation’s capital, felling trees, downing power lines and blacking out hundreds of thousands.

Meanwhile, the construction site at Ground Zero, where “The Tower” is being built as the tallest building in the city, experienced massive flooding as much of Lower Manhattan did.

Was “Frankenstorm” another “harbinger”? Was it another reenactment of an ancient mystery described in the book of Isaiah, chapter 9, verse 10?

For hundreds of thousands of Americans, this calamity brings to mind the bestselling Christian book of 2012 and the No. 1 faith movie of the year.

The book, by Jonathan Cahn, is called “The Harbinger,” and the documentary based on it is called “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”

Both present a series of remarkable parallels between the judgment of ancient Israel and events impacting America since 9/11.

In January, “The Harbinger” skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list and stayed there by suggesting America is following in the defiant footsteps of ancient Israel as recorded in Isaiah 9:10 by insisting on rebuilding bigger and better without considering what God was trying to tell the country through the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Isaiah records that Israel had known God and yet turned away from Him. Following a devastating attack by Assyria, rather than returning to God, the leaders declared “with pride and arrogance of heart” a defiant pledge: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.” (Isaiah 9:10 KJV).

“The Harbinger” reveals the startling reality that beginning the day after 9/11, several American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word, in speeches in the Capitol. In the film, viewers get to see and hear the actual speeches.

“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 gives as just one example. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”

In March, WND Films released “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” as a documentary follow-up to Cahn’s stunning research revealing the eerie parallels between the reaction of ancient Israel and the national leaders in the U.S. It quickly became the No. 1 faith video in America and has remained in that spot for an unprecedented 32 weeks.

Reviews by celebrities, clergy, activists and consumers have been overwhelmingly positive, with the book and the movie being acclaimed as life-changing experiences.

Just this week, for instance, Judson Phillips, the founder of the Tea Party Nation, called “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” “stunning” and “an epiphany.”

“Stunning may be an understatement for this video,” he said. “I was in New York a few weeks ago and went to Ground Zero for the first time. I saw that tree and the stump where the sycamore was felled and had no idea of the significance of it. The work you did on this was simply amazing. This is a video every Christian should see.”

Later, he wrote about the movie.

“Every now and then we have an epiphany,” said Phillips. “Suddenly we will come across something that completely changes the way we think about something. … ‘Isaiah 9:10’ is a movie every conservative should view. It is a movie that is geared toward a Christian audience, but whether you are Jew, Christian, Mormon, agnostic or even atheist, this is one movie you should see and the issues should be discussed.”

Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, also weighed in: “‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ provides direct, specific, and shocking insight into this moment in America. If judgment can happen to Israel, it can happen to America if the stark and clear warnings go unheeded. It should be played in every church in America before it’s too late.”

Now there are multiple ways you can help spread the word about “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” – both making an impact on changing hearts and minds in America:

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