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Fresh off an appearance by author Jim Fitzgerald on the Christian Television Network program "It's Time for Herman & Sharron," "The 9/11 Prophecy" has shot to No. 1 on Amazon.com in the category of "Church and State."
It happened only a day before the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on New York and Washington – the very events the author warned would happen.
"I've also been having interviews on radio and TV around the country, from Boston to San Francisco and Tampa to Minneapolis. My interview in New Orleans had callers from Atlanta. So these programs are spreading the word, too. I'm making the case that I know 9/11 was a deliberate judgment on America because the Lord sent us there with His specific warning 14 months before it happened," he told WND. "More importantly, I explain with evidence just how this judgment on the world's sole superpower – the United States of America – has been the beginning of the biblical end times in history."
Fitzgerald is a trustee and CEO at WatchWORD Productions, as well as a former writer, director and vice president for development at Cornerstone Television.
Jonathan Cahn's bestselling book, "The Harbinger," has been criticized for suggesting that God would judge America, beginning Sept. 11, 2001, without first providing a warning.
But the new book, promoted by the publisher as a "prequel" to "The Harbinger," the bestselling Christian title of 2012 and 2013, and "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment," the No. 1 faith movie of the last two years, makes the case that, indeed, there was a warning.
That shocking warning is documented in the "The 9/11 Prophecy" by Fitzgerald, the creator of "The Watchword Bible," the first word-for-word video production of the entire New Testament.
Fitzgerald led a team of moviemakers to a film festival at Madison Square Garden where "The Book of Revelation," the final book of "The WatchWORD Bible," was unveiled in New York. It was there that Fitzgerald believes he heard from God that New York was a type of Babylon and would soon face judgment.
Isaiah 9:10, the key verse in "The Harbinger" and "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment," talks about a limited incursion against the nation of Israel by the Assyrians. But instead of returning to God, the nation proclaimed it would rebuild, better than before, using its own power, without God.
The premise of the book, and documentary, is that the 9/11 terror attacks were a limited incursion against the United States, and instead of returning to God, American leaders, including Senate President Tom Daschle, starting the next day proclaimed that they would rebuild America, bigger and better than before.
But the Old Testament includes a warning, says Fitzgerald.
There, in the King Kames Version, in Amos, it explains. "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it? Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."
"I was blown away…," Fitzgerald wrote about the criticism of the "Harbinger." "What the critique called for is exactly what my book claims did happen. God did provide prior warning. In His mercy He sent a specific deliberate warning to New York City 14 months before 9/11, through His own Word – just as Isaiah 9:8 says, and did so in full public view at Madison Square Garden."
He notes that Isaiah 9:8 also confirms, "The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel."
"I had wondered why the Lord would use that one particular verse as a pattern for the post-9/11 events in America out of all the many other verses in the Bible and other countries in the world and throughout history. Why this particular verse now, and why for America? But once I looked carefully and saw its context, I was amazed. Here, in context with the 9:10 passage, was the promise of the coming of Messiah as a way to give the Jewish believers hope in the midst of judgment."
He explains, "In terms of proving 9/11 to be a definite divine judgment on America, Cahn and I have come at it in two different ways. In his book (and in "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" documentary), he shows how the pattern of Isaiah 9:10 has providently reappeared in convincing detail after 9/11 as a harbinger of further judgment if we don't repent. In my book, I show how the Lord led us to New York City with His warning before it happened – as convincing proof of judgment."
"I believe Scripture reveals America is destined to fall in this generation," says the author, "and our loss of power is precisely what will pave the way for an Islamic Antichrist to reign. Though the church generally fails to recognize where we are in the biblical timeline, and those who do may lack the facts to prove it, I aim to prove beyond a doubt that the final end-time countdown began with God's prophetic judgment on Sept. 11, 2001."