Best-selling author and Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn

Best-selling author and Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn

One year after “The Harbinger” author Rabbi Jonathan Cahn warned that America was at a tipping point and that to defy God’s commandments and create “same-sex marriage” would be to “follow Baal and go to hell,” he returned to “Washington: A Man of Prayer” to ask the U.S. Supreme Court justices where they got the authority to overrule God.

“As ancient Israel turned away from her God and His ways, so, too, has America,” he thundered from the podium recently occupied by dozens of members of Congress who came to pray.

“The city on hill, founded for the purposes of God, drove God out of its government, out of its culture, out of its public square. It celebrated ungodliness and called evil good and good evil. It lifted up the most innocent and helpless of its inhabitants and slaughtered them on the altars of self-obsession.

“The last time we gathered, it was the day after the Supreme Court heard the case to decide the future of marriage,” he said. “Two months after we gathered here, America’s highest court struck down the order of God!

“It must be asked, this day, Supreme Court justices, where do you get the authority to overrule the rulings of the Most High? By what authority did you strike down the laws of the Almighty? … You are neither the highest court nor the final authority. There is a Supreme Justice that does not sleep forever.”

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He then turned his attention to Barack Obama.

See the entire prayer meeting, from WND’s archives.

“Mr. President, did you not lay your hand on the Word of God and swear before Him, so help me God. … [On that day] that the Supreme Court struck down the order of God you issued the order that the White House be illuminated by the colors of the rainbow to celebrate that striking down. Mr. President, by what authority did you take the sacred colors of God’s covenant … and turn them against the purposes of God?”


He said the “city on a hill has grown darkened … it has forgotten God of its foundation … the temples of its culture have been expunged of his presence. It has forgotten the warning that was embedded in the vision of the city on a hill.”

“For it was also written … if our hearts shall turn away … we shall surely perish.”

He vowed, however, that Christians will not yield, will not lobby those who occupy high offices but will “beseech Him who occupies the office of The Most High.”

He said he was seeking revival across the land.

“We will stand against the night. If the dark grows darker, we will shine yet brighter,” he said. “Let Your power again be seen in the nation.”

A year ago, Cahn addressed the prayer event only a day after the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case in which it later ruled 5-4 to abandon millennia of Judeo-Christian precedent and impose “gay marriage” on America.

“Follow Baal and go to hell!” thundered Cahn in a fiery address warning the nation’s Supreme Court against defying God’s commandments.

The speech became an Internet sensation, with more than 11 million people viewing it on just one of the social media sites where it was posted. Millions more saw it elsewhere.

As demonstrate by the Supreme Court’s decision, Cahn’s warning was not heeded.

Here’s where to get “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” “The Harbinger,” “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” all by Jonathan Cahn, as well as all of his Bible teachings

A selection of other prayers Wednesday night:

House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.: “Heavenly Father, we are here tonight to show our gratitude for the many blessings you have given us. We ask that You help us keep and honor You first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of our countrymen.”

Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich.: “Choose you this day whom you will serve. … As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla.: “We pray you would stir your people.”

Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.: “Now is not the time to be timid. Now is the time to speak boldly in a way that would turn the hearts of people toward God.”

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga: “Oh God, we are not ashamed to stand before … to cry out to you, for truth be known, we have no place else to go. We ask your forgiveness. How we have turned from your ways and bowed to those things that are not God. We ask you for a spirit of repentance in this place and across this land.”

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa: “A lot of powerful … words [have been spoken here] but none more powerful that the three words, ‘Let us pray.'”

See the prayer meeting, from WND’s archives.

Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala.: “We thank you for the United States of America. … For a man like George Washington. … We also thank you for allowing the USA to be that light on a hill and a beacon of hope to the rest of the world.”

Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., appeared on video, explaining on Oct. 3, 1789, Washington issued the first presidential call to the American people to pray, saying it is the “duty of nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas: “You have blessed us beyond anything we could come close to deserve. … The persecutions have started because we walked away from the things you gave us in your book. … Help us as a nation to acknowledge that you are Lord.”

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.: “We’re in a town that is familiar with scandal, and we’re thankful for one scandal, that is the scandal of the cross.”

Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., “You are our redeemer and sustainer. … You are the standard, and your ways are higher than our ways.”

Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla., prayed for a “revival of humility among our political leader.”

Here’s where to get “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” “The Harbinger,” “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” all by Jonathan Cahn, as well as all of his Bible teachings including “The Hanukkah Endtime Mystery,” “The Sanhredrin Secret” and “The Mystery of the Rains.”

Last year, Cahn warned that America was exchanging “our light for darkness” by rebelling against God and was, therefore, inviting divine judgment.

“If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal,” he said then.

See his oration from 2015:

The intent of “Washington: A Man of Prayer” is to serve as a Christian answer to the nation’s rebellion against God by offering “penitent prayers from inside the nation’s Capitol.”

The event also serves as a counter to the belief that George Washington was a deist rather than a man of Christian faith.

This year’s “Washington: A Man of Prayer” was hosted by Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash.

The yearly gathering honors one of George Washington’s first official acts as president.

On April 30, 1789, just after being sworn in, Washington, accompanied by Congress, offered a prayer to God on America’s behalf in St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City. “Washington: A Man of Prayer” commemorates the 227th anniversary of Washington symbolically dedicating the nation to God at the very beginning of the new constitutional order.

The event originated with pastor Dan Cummins, who held the first “Washington: A Man of Prayer” gathering in 2013.

Rep. Paul Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan

The event once again was held in Statuary Hall, formerly the Old House Chamber, this year by permission of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The location was used for weekly Christian church services from 1800 to 1869 thanks to legislation signed by then-President Thomas Jefferson, as described in David Barton’s “The Jefferson Lies.”

“The ‘Washington: Man of Prayer’ event began when Dan Cummins was watching the first interview I ever did on ‘The Harbinger,'” Cahn recalled. “It was with Sid Roth. When I spoke of the Mystery Ground, he was led to gather America’s leader for the purpose of prayer and worship. The Lord miraculously opened up the United States Capitol and led members of Congress to take part. We’ve been told it’s the first time in over a hundred years that a worship service has happened in that place.”

Last year, Cummins called Cahn “America’s prophet” after the extraordinary reaction to the messianic rabbi’s 2015 message. Cummins also referred to the “miracle” of securing the “sacred” location several years in a row.

Cahn argues the ability of Christian leaders to deliver powerful warnings from the very seat of government is an extraordinary sign that national leaders should heed.

“In ancient times, prophetic warnings were given to kings and princes, God’s word to powers and thrones,” he observed. “I believe the Lord has opened this door for, among other things, to speak God’s prophetic word to powers. So my prayer is that this be accomplished.”

Here’s where to get “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” “The Harbinger,” “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” all by Jonathan Cahn, as well as all of his Bible teachings including “The Hanukkah Endtime Mystery,” “The Sanhredrin Secret” and “The Mystery of the Rains.”

As many as 2,000 people were in attendance for worship services in the Capitol after President Jefferson approved the events.

Services were held in the chamber where the House of Representatives met from 1807 to 1857, now called Statuary Hall.

Cummins, recalling Washington’s first inauguration, said “the world saw more than just the inauguration of the president of a new nation; it witnessed a watershed moment in history when the ideals penned in ink on parchment at Philadelphia’s Continental Congress would preserve what sword and patriots’ blood had inscribed on the field of battle.”

Cummins is founding pastor of Bridlewood Church in Bullard, Texas, and the director of church relations for Renewing American Leadership in Washington, D.C.



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