Very few books I read are hard for me to put down. The Harbinger was one of them. I amcurrently reading seven books and all of them were laid down for this one. We ask a lot about whether or not God is still moving among the Nations. A lot of us have reduced God to a personal God and not a National God. Well He is both. And just as He was involved in the Nation of Israel—He is intimately involved in America. He will hold us accountable for our sin. Especially a Nation that He founded and a Nation that He gave so much to.
The Harbinger lays out the evidence that shows how God’s Divine hand is involved in significant world events. Breaking down the prophecy of Isaiah 9:10, Jonathan Cahn relates and correlates it to the tragedy of 9/11. It is absolutely mind-boggling what He finds. The Lord sent a word against Jacob, and it has fallen on Israel. All the people will know—Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria— Who say in pride and arrogance of heart: “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; The sycamores are cut down, But we will replace them with cedars.” it is absolutely stunning the correlation he draws from V: 10 between the good Ol’ US of A and Israel.
Written in mesmerizing narrative style, Cahn records the dialogue between two fictional characters a series of seals and clues to discover a compelling connection between the passage from Isaiah and the events surrounding and following 9/11. Cahn has a remarkable way of bringing in the correlation of the divine hand of God in the life of our forefathers, with the founding of our nation with, and that of the nation of Israel with absolute brilliance!
The basic premise of the book is that the passage from Isaiah unsuspectingly quoted so erroneously by such notable politicians as, Senators Tom Daschle, John Edwards, and President Obama in an attempt to inspire the nation to move beyond “tragedy.” But what it really was—was a vow of defiance because it failed to acknowledge the real problem—rebellion against a Holy God and a nation founded by the Divine Providence and favor of God. How in total disobedience to God we turned against Him in prideful and arrogant defiance.
I pray this book will provoke our nation and the church to repentance! In your quiet time today I encourage you to read and meditate on Joel 2:12-17! Let us lament, repent, seek and turn from where we have fallen and the we as a people and a nation can be forgiven and healed (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Get a copy and settle into your chair! I promise it will change your life—drive you closer to Jesus and maybe even back to God!
A Call to Repentance – Joel 2:12-17
“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm.
Who knows if He will turn and relent,
And leave a blessing behind Him—
A grain offering and a drink offering
For the Lord your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion,
Consecrate a fast,
Call a sacred assembly;
Gather the people,
Sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and nursing babes;
Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber,
And the bride from her dressing room.
Let the priests, who minister to the Lord,
Weep between the porch and the altar;
Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not give Your heritage to reproach,
That the nations should rule over them.
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”