will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
[2 Chronicles 7:14]
His was a moving call for repentance by America in the face of God's judgment.
Of course, Cahn's address and the inaugural prayer breakfast are dismissed by the leftstream media and America as unofficial nonsense. From RightwingWatch.org's article, "'Non-Political' Prayer Breakfast Welcomes Pastor Who Prays for Obama's Death", we read in tongue-in-cheek:
Keynoter Jonathan Cahn decried the withdrawal of Rev. Louie Giglio from the inaugural program over anti-gay-rights comments, portraying it as evidence of anti-Christian persecution: “…it is a new America in which one can be banned from the public square simply for believing the Bible, where profanity is treated as holy, and the holy is profane. A new America where the Bible is treated as contraband and nativity scenes are seen as dangerous.”
Cahn’s overall message is that America is facing the judgment of God the way ancient Israel did when it stopped following God’s orders. Cahn heads Beth Israel Worship Center, which bills itself the largest Messianic congregation in the world. He believes that the 9-11 attacks were a “wake-up call” from God, who lifted divine protection from America as a warning. Since the country did not turn back to God, says Cahn, God slammed us with financial collapse. He warned President Obama of judgment “if you utter the words so help me God, and you should in any way take part in leading a nation farther away from God….”
Cahn’s speech was essentially a summary of the argument in his book, “The Harbinger,” which purports to connect the inauguration of George Washington, 9-11, and more through his revelations about the “ancient mysteries.”
“There exists an ancient mystery that lies beyond everything from 9-11 to the collapse of the American economy, a mystery so precise that it actually reveals the actions of American leaders before they take them, the exact words of American leaders before they speak them, a mystery so exact that it gives the actual dates even the hours of some of the most dramatic days in recent history.”
Cahn’s keynote ended with a rousing call against “political correctness” and compromise, saying “the shadow of judgment is upon us” and urging, “It’s time to be strong! It’s time to be bold! It’s time to be radical!” as shouts and shofar-blowing thundered through the room.Yet, the words that Jonathan Cahn declared in reference to the founding of America and George Washington's original inaugural address are nothing to be disparaged and mocked. This man of God spoke the truth to this nation in the most prophetic sense.
Ours is a nation on the cusp of God's judgment, just like ancient Israel, and to mock the truth is to seal one's own fate in the cosmic order of things.
My prior blog posts on Jonathan Cahn and The Harbinger:
4/1/2012 - Jonathan Cahn: The Harbinger
6/15/2012 - UPDATE: The Harbinger
6/27/2012 - The Harbinger & The Assyrians
9/14/2012 - Harbinger Update: Elul 29 = September 16th this year
11/2/2012 - Harbinger Update - NY Governor Cuomo: "We don't just rebuild, we rebuild better"