President Obama’s planned trip to Israel already has secured pledges from Israel and Palestine to restart talks, according to a WND report this week.
Informed Palestinian and Israeli officials speaking to WND disclosed the Obama administration told both sides the talks would be aimed at creating a Palestinian state in what is known as the 1967 borders, meaning an Israeli retreat from some of the strategic West Bank and possibly some eastern section of Jerusalem.
But what if those talks didn’t matter? What if the U.S. opinion on borders didn’t have any weight?
That’s the message behind the video “Israel Divided: The World’s Plan to Divide God’s Land” by an organization called Proclaiming Justice to the Nations.
Its unique ministry is to educate media professionals, Christian leaders and Christians around the world about the biblical responsibilities to act against the “new anti-Semitism.”
The film will be screened at the 2013 International Christian Prayer and Action Event March 3 in Nashville, Tenn., in conjunction with the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention.
Joining the event will be WND CEO Joseph Farah, who last year was presented with the “Ed McAteer Tree of Life Award” at the weekend.
PJTN President Laurie Cardoza-Moore made the presentation to Farah.
“I’m deeply honored to receive this award,’ Farah said at the time. “The late Ed McAteer was a great friend – as is Laurie Cardoza-Moore, who has taken up his fight to unite Christians and Jews in the U.S. and around the world.”
Also on hand will be PJTN advisory board member and WND columnist Dennis Prager, CBN Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell and Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor at Moody Bible Church.
Further, the No. 1 faith movie in the country for an unprecedented 40-plus weeks, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” also will be screened.
The two-hour documentary released last March illustrates the striking parallels between ancient Israel’s fall and the decline of America since 9/11.
Farah, who produced the project, said he is immensely pleased with its performance. The documentary is a treatment of the best-selling book “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn, which has been on the top 10 of the New York Times list every week since it was released in January 2012.
Cahn also will speak at the PJTN event.
“A number of years ago, as I was standing at the edge of Ground Zero in New York City, I came across the first puzzle piece of an ancient biblical mystery and a prophetic message known as ‘The Harbinger’ that concerns the future of America,” explained Cahn, who helped write the two-hour documentary “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” and narrates it.
Cahn said he has found nine harbingers that tie the problems America has experienced since Sept. 11, 2001, with parallels that led to the destruction of ancient Israel.
“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” explains Cahn. “He sent warnings 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.”
In Isaiah 9:10, Israel’s national leaders utter a vow of defiance following an attack by Assyria. The leaders 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 movie – that beginning the day after Sept. 11, 2001, American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, immediately after 9/11, cited the Bible verse.
“Daschle has no idea what he is doing here,” explained Cahn. “He thinks he’s offering comforting words to a grief-stricken people, but he is actually embracing the spiritually defiant and arrogant words of the children of Israel, proclaiming the ancient and ominous vow of the leaders of that nation. He doesn’t realize it, but he is actually inviting more judgment on the nation.”
Cahn said that like the U.S., Israel suffered an invasion and attack. The people, however, responded with their vow to rebuild by themselves and not return to God. Cahn fears the name circumstances developed in the U.S., and continue even today.
“According to the ancient mystery revealed in the Book of Isaiah, if after that first calamity and warning, the nation doesn’t return to God but responds in defiance, it will end up triggering a second calamity,” he said. “It was because of this ancient key, that, seven years after 9/11, the American economy collapsed. In the days after 9/11, the Federal Reserve slashed the base interest rate in an attempt to defy the consequences of the attacks. That action put us on the path leading to the collapse of the American economy seven years later. In 2008, the government made a second fatal mistake, another ill-fated financial decision that would trigger the collapse of the American economy. Amazingly, it took place on the seventh anniversary of the uttering of the ancient vow on Capitol Hill.”
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