This week, just in time for Christmas, radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck shared a list of books he has been reading, and two by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the star of the WND Films-produced “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment: Is There an Ancient Mystery that Foretells America’s Future,” appeared.
Beck said he believes in the book’s message and he has spoken publicly about how God will impose the requirements of the Shemitah on America this coming year, whether Americans like it or not.
It was at a recent staff meeting that Beck praised Cahn’s book.
“Because we are the only ones who have made an Abrahamic covenant with God, with George Washington on April 30, 1789, we are the only ones beside ancient Israel. In his case [Cahn], the Shemitah is wiping us out. It’s phenomenal. I don’t think it ends the way we want it to end. We’ve entered a new period. I can feel it. And so it begins,” Beck said.
Beck also listed Cahn’s earlier runaway bestseller, “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future.”
The book tells of the similarities between ancient Israel before its destruction and the United States today. Beck offered high praise for the book in 2012.
“You come away with the essence of the truth – that God is trying to humble us,” Beck said. “There are some great observations in this. … The point of this book is that we are seeing a repeat of history. I believe this to be true. We are seeing the exact same harbingers that ancient Israel received before its destruction. They are manifesting themselves here now since 9/11. … God wanted the ancient Israelites to turn back to Him. The book makes a compelling case … that through our response to 9/11, America is failing to use its chance to turn back to God. Rather, we are repeating the same mistakes over and over again that the Israelites did. Almost exactly…almost word-for-word.”
While “The Harbinger” is categorized as fiction because of its use of the narrative form by Cahn, the documentary based on his research, “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” was the No.1 faith film at Amazon for 2012 and 2013.
The book and the video have shocked readers and viewers around the country and the world by showing the eerie and striking parallels between the vows of the leaders of ancient Israel before its judgment and fall and those of American leaders since Sept. 11, 2001.
“What was foreshadowed in ‘The Harbinger’’ and ‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ film is now being fulfilled by the president of the United States,” said Cahn, the messianic rabbi-pastor and author.
The book and film specifically connect President Obama’s words from his first State of the Union message in January 2009 with the ancient vow that brought judgment to ancient Israel.
“The ancient vow begins with these words: ‘The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with hewn stone,'” explains Cahn. “The vow declares Israel’s defiance of God, in the face of a devastating strike on the land. The hewn stone, which begins the rebuilding, symbolizes the nation’s intention to come back stronger than before. The book then reveals the parallel a proclamation given by Obama: ‘Tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild. And the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.'”
However, that comment, which represented the theme of his first major speech upon taking office, was not addressing the attack of 9/11. It was addressing the economy and the state of the country generally. Cahn pointed out Obama later returned to the location of the attack – bringing the message full circle.
He pointed out how Obama’s words even parallel a Bible commentary on the verse Isaiah 9:10: “They boasted that they would rebuild their devastated country and make it stronger than ever before.”
In “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the focal point of this vow of judgment is the tower rising up out of the ruins of Ground Zero. It comprises the fourth harbinger – and remains the one harbinger that is still under construction.
“On June 14, two of the mysteries of ‘The Harbinger,’ foreshadowed in the book came true,” explained Cahn.
“Obama went to Ground Zero to see the still rising tower. He was given a beam which will constitute the tower’s final and highest beam. On the beam, the president wrote eight words – which were, in effect, a summation of the ancient vow of judgment: ‘We Remember, We Rebuild, We Come Back Stronger!'”
Cahn continued: “So now the now the tower will be crowned and finished with words paralleling Isaiah 9:10, the ancient vow of national judgment. The tower was begun with the laying down of a hewn stone, the very same object mentioned in Isaiah 9:10 which begins the rebuilding.
“Now the words and the tower have been joined together in reality – and the one who did it was the president of the United States,” he told WND. “One subtle difference in the words, is that the vow is spoken in the future tense. But now the words inscribed on the towers are in the present tense. In other words, they not only speak of the defiant vow, but of the fact that the vow is being fulfilled.”
“This,” said Cahn, “constitutes another ominous sign.”
The last time the tower at Ground Zero became the focus of media attention was April 30, 2012, the day it became the tallest building in New York City. In the chapter titled The Mystery Ground, “The Harbinger” provides the reader with a date that holds the key to the mystery behind Ground Zero – the same date – April 30.
And it remained on the New York Times bestseller not for just days or weeks, but month after month after month.
“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.”
Cahn said he has since found nine harbingers that tie the problems America has experienced beginning 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 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.”