As we approach another anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against United States, it is a good time to revisit Jonathan Cahn’s important 2011 book The Harbinger.
Mr. Cahn draws a parallel between God’s warning given to the Northern Kingdom of Israel as its enemies attacked and the warnings given to the United States as the terrorists attacked. Like ancient Israel, America seems to have turned away from God into Idolatry, child sacrifice, and sinful lifestyles. As a result, ancient Israel and America had stepped outside of God’s protective covering, allowing judgment fall as their enemies attacked. And, in both instances, the response to God’s judgment was a defiant declaration to rebuild and replant independently of God.
The defiance of the ancient Israelites was captured in the book of Isaiah (9:9b, 10): “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stone; the fig trees have been felled but we will replace them with cedars.” That the very same scripture was quoted by leading American politicians as they voiced a determination to do the same thing. We rebuilt the World Trade Center and planted a cedar “Tree of Hope” at Ground Zero to show our defiance.
In the case of Northern Israel, they had received their final warning and their kingdom was destroyed ten years later. We in the U.S. received a second warning, the economic crash of 2008. And again our politicians said they would rebuild without God. One of our political parties even went so far as to try to remove all mention of God in it platform in the 2012 Election. Yet we have continued to suffer warnings as our ambassador to Libya was assassinated on September 11, 2012 and terrorists are overrunning large areas of Africa and the Middle East in 2014. Even the “Tree of Hope” has died and been quietly removed from Ground Zero.
Mr. Cahn points out that the only way to save America is for the Church to awaken and follow the instructions given to King Solomon almost three thousand years ago:
“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn away from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” 2CH 7:14
It is not too late to save America, if only the Church will stand up and do its part.