Monday, September 19, 2011
Jonathan Cahn on It's Supernatural
Is it possible...
That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America s future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning. The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy.
Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretold recent American events down to the exact days. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptics will find it hard to dismiss or put down. It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller with one exception... IT S REAL.
The prophetic mysteries are revealed through an intriguing and engaging narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with The Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes a piece in a greater puzzle the ramifications of which will even alter the course of world history.
About the Author
Jonathan Cahn’s teachings are known for their prophetic import and their revealing of the deep mysteries of God’s word. He leads the Jerusalem Center: Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey, a worship center made of Jew and Gentile, people of all backgrounds. He also leads Hope of the World ministries, an international outreach dedicating to spreading God’s word and love to all peoples. His teachings have been heard across America and throughout the nations via television, radio, and in personal appearances. He is known for uncovering the long hidden riches of scripture and restoring the New Covenant message to its original biblically Jewish context and power.
SID: Hello, Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it’s naturally supernatural. I want to read a little to you from our most recent newsletter. "Is it possible that there exists an ancient mystery in which is hidden the secret of America's future? Is it possible this mystery lies behind everything, from 9/11 to the war in Iraq, to the American housing bubble, and it's bursting to the crash of Wall Street and the global economy, to the great recession, and much more, even to the President of the United States?" Now there's a Messianic Jewish rabbi who lives right outside of New York City that went to the grounds of 9/11 after that horrific event occurred. And let me read you a quote by him. "As I was standing at the edge of Ground Zero, 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." I have Rabbi Jonathan Cahn here. And Jonathan, you use a word, and I want to understand what you mean by it, "harbinger". What do you mean?
JONATHAN: A harbinger is a sign, an omen, or a foreshadow of something that is yet to come. It can be a harbinger of something good, usually a harbinger of something that you take warning in, a harbinger of judgment in this case. That's exactly what it is.
SID: And the thing that is so stunning is that point by point, the Holy Spirit revealed to Jonathan that the pattern that happened to Israel is happening to the United States of America. And he found nine harbingers, nine warning signs. Jonathan, how important is this revelation at this moment in history?
JONATHAN: I think it couldn't be more important because God gives signs to a nation warning it of judgment. And God is calling America. America is in danger by these harbingers. It's a warning. It's to save the nation. But it's a sign that we are in a very dangerous period.
SID: Briefly, tell me what happened to Israel at the time of this prophecy? It's Isaiah 9:10.
JONATHAN: Yes. That's going to be the key, Isaiah 9:10 is the key of the harbingers. Ancient Israel was founded by God. It was blessed by God, but it turned away. It rebelled against Him. It drove Him out of its life. And what happened is God sent prophets to them and he called them, warned them. Finally, He did something to shake them up as a wake-up call, and He withdrew their hedge of national protection. He lifted it up. It was temporary, but He lifted it up, that an enemy struck the land and inflicted damage, traumatized the nation. But it was temporary. It was limited. They withdrew and then there was normalcy. It was to wake them up, a wake-up call. But they did not wake up. They chose to keep defying God. Instead of repenting, turning back to God, they became even more defiant and they made a vow, and that vow is Isaiah 9:10. They said this: "The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with hune stone. The sycamores have been cut down, but we will plant cedars in their place." And what that meant was we're not going to be humbled. We're not going to turn back. We're going to continue away from God. In fact, we're going to come back even stronger. We're going to replace weaker things with stronger things.
SID: It's like a defiant spirit. JONATHAN: Exactly. You said it. The commentaries on this always use that same word. They
say, "They breathed the spirit of defiance." Exactly!
SID: Okay. But that was ancient Israel. And warning after warning, I can almost feel God's heart saying, "I do not want to see you destroyed. You're my first-born. Please heed the warnings." But Jonathan, why did you feel that this was a warning, a prototype, if you will, for the United States of America?
JONATHAN: Ancient Israel did not turn and they were destroyed. So now, we have America. America was also founded on God's Word. It was founded to fulfill His purpose. America has also turned, been turning and turning more and more rapidly away from God and His ways. God in His mercy calls out to a nation, and if it doesn't respond, the callings get more severe. What happened now is the first harbinger, or the first thing that happened was the breach, was that lifting up of the national security, allowing an enemy to strike the land, a wake-up call.
SID: You're talking about 9/11.
JONATHAN: Now, yes. That was for ancient Israel. Now, God did it with America. That happened exactly on September 11, 2001. The national defense of America, the hedge was lifted up. He allowed an enemy to strike. Same way, limited scope, limited time, traumatized the nation, a wake-up call. 9/11 was an alarm seeking to save America from the road it's going on.
SID: Okay. So the progressive judgments were nine harbingers, nine warnings. Let's talk about one: the Gazette Stone.
JONATHAN: Okay. This is what happened. And you look at the key of Isaiah 9:10. It says, "The bricks have fallen, but we will replace them with hune stone In Hebrew it's the word "gazette". Gazette means "cut, quarried, taken out of mountain rock". It's a strong thing. They made it into a big rectangular mass of stone. What they were saying is there was a destruction, and it was clay bricks, but we're going to come back stronger as a nation. So we're going to take a stronger thing. We're going build higher and bigger, and better. So what they did is they took these gazette stones. They went to the quarries in the mountains, cut it out, brought it back to the ground of destruction where the bricks had fallen, and there they vowed, "With this, we're going to rebuild a nation;" a sign of defiance.
SID: Okay. That's Israel. What about America?
JONATHAN: Well that's the thing. This is what happened. After 9/11, in New York, they went to the mountains. They quarried out a rock, a 20-ton rectangular block. According to the harbinger, it has to be brought back to the ground of destruction. They bring it to New York City, bring it to Ground Zero; place it on the pavement of Ground Zero. They have a ceremony around the stone. They have leaders there: governor of New York, governor of New Jersey, the mayor. They pronounce vows of defiance over the stone. They say, "This stone of America is going to come back stronger than ever. We're going to rebuild." In fact, you said it before, the spirit of defiance. That's what the commentaries say about this. The governor of New York actually says, "We are the heirs of the spirit of defiance and we lay this stone."
SID: And he used the word "defiant"? JONATHAN: Not just defiant. He used the words "spirit of defiance." We said, "We are the
spirit of defiance." You see this over and over again.
SID: If there was just one parallel between Israel, and what happened to them and their eventual destruction and one parallel with the United States, we might say, so what. But there are nine harbingers with progressive judgments. This may be, no, this is the most important prophetic show you will ever see. We'll be back right after this word.
SID: And there is a Scripture; it's found in the prophet Isaiah, the 9th Chapter, the 10th Verse, in which it includes nine harbingers, warnings for Israel. It's God's heart saying, "Please, Israel, turn from your wickedness so I can bless you." But it's progressive judgments that come to Israel until finally they're totally wiped off the land. Now we don't want to see this happen in the United States of America. And that's why I've asked Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. It takes a Messianic Jewish rabbi with a prophetic bent that lives right outside of New York City; that actually went to the grounds of 9/11 and was able to put this together. Now Jonathan, there's a mystery about the trees. Explain that to me.
JONATHAN: The key in Isaiah 9:10 says, the next part of it says, "The sycamores have been cut down." Now what is that? The Assyrians came in, that warning strike, they ravaged the land. The sycamores were ravaged. And it's a biblical sign of judgment. Actually, it occurs in Egypt. There's a sign that says, "God struck down the sycamore; national judgment; a sign of uprooting. God was going to uproot the nation if it didn't turn back to Him. So the sycamores have fallen. But what does that have to do with America? First of all, the terrorists of 9/11 weren't interested in sycamores. They struck cities, not field. The sycamore has to be struck down, a sign of national judgment. So what happens? Amazing - eerie thing. On 9/11, the last tower, the northern tower is crashing to the ground, sends out a beam into the air. It just so happens all around Ground Zero there's concrete, asphalt buildings. But there's one little plot of land that has soil, and it strikes an object. The object is a tree. What kind of tree? It's the sycamore. Just happened to be growing at the corner of Ground Zero? It struck down...A sign of national judgment? But how?
SID: So from the wreckage, something fell from the tower, which is a sign of national judgment.
JONATHAN: Yes. Absolutely. First of all, the sycamore of Israel was the Middle Eastern sycamore. It matched Israel. But God translated the harbinger; this is the western sycamore, which is named after that very Middle Eastern sycamore of Isaiah 9:10. It happens to be struck down right at the corner of Ground Zero. And the people, there's something strange about the harbingers, they make signs of them. They take the fallen sycamore and they make it a sign, and they call it "The Sycamore of Ground Zero." People gather. They put it on display. It's supposed to be a symbol of hope. They have no idea this is an ancient harbinger of judgment of a nation, of uprooting if it doesn't turn back to God.
SID: Tell me the second tree.
JONATHAN: Okay. You go on right. It's in progression. Precisely down the prophecy, it says, the sycamores have fallen, but Israel vows, "We will plant cedars in their place." Same thing as the stone. They're saying, okay, you struck down our sycamores. God, we're not going to be humbled. We're going to take a stronger tree, the cedar, and we're going to rise like that tree. It's going to be a symbol of the nation and we're going to come back stronger than ever. So the sign is, the harbinger is they plant the cedar. The cedar, the word of course is English. The original word is the erez tree. Erez means "cedar", but it also means any conifer tree, a coniferous tree. Literally, the most exact translation is pinaceae tree. So just keep that in mind. The harbinger has to be they have to take the sycamore out and replace it, not with another sycamore, which would be natural, but with a pinaceae tree or an erez tree. So when this happened, strange thing. In 2003, November, a tree appears in the sky. It's on a crane. They're lowering it down to get an exact spot. They lower over the corner of Ground Zero to get it in the exact spot where the sycamore had been struck down. What was the tree? It was a conifer tree. It was a pinaceae tree. It was the exact erez tree of the scriptures, of Isaiah 9:10. And the same thing; they make a sign. They call it "The Tree of Hope". For Israel, they're saying, "This is our hope. We're going to come back stronger than ever." Call it the Tree of Hope. They have a ceremony around it. A man pronounces things over it and it celebrates human defiance, and it's the exact harbinger. They don't know what they're doing. Nobody knows what they're doing. No human hand is putting this together. I mean, the terrorists didn't try to strike down a sycamore, nor did they try to put the matches up. But it all comes into place. It's the replaying of the ancient drama of judgment.
SID: Now tell me about a third tree, the buttonwood tree.
JONATHAN: Okay. Here's the principle. God says, when there's a judgment for a nation, He says, "I will expose its foundations;" kind of like destroying a house to the foundation. What is the foundation of a nation? A foundation of a nation are what it trusts in or what it is built upon, or its powers. America's powers, physically, are military and economic or financial. So if we're going to see this, then we're going to see a mystery here that in 9/11 it exposes America's foundation. So where was America's financial foundation? Island of Manhattan has always been the center. That's where they had a trading post. They set up a wall to defend themselves. They put up shops. It became known as Wall Street. But how did Wall Street become the foundation of America's rise as a superpower? It happened in the late 18th century. Twenty-four merchants from New York City gather in a secret meeting. Then from that meeting, they sign a document. That becomes the Buttonwood Association. Buttonwood Association later becomes known as the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street. So the foundation of America's power in economics is all linked to this word "buttonwood". So what is this buttonwood? What does that have to do with it? Buttonwood stands for a tree, and it was a tree. Why? Because there was a tree that stood in Wall Street that they did their business, that they signed the document under. So the foundation of American power in finance is linked to this buttonwood. And many people on Wall Street know this. So what kind of tree was it? It was the sycamore, the same as the sixth harbinger that was struck down on 9/11. This was the symbol of the striking down of the financial power of America. And not only that, they make signs appear. They make this bronze statue of the fallen sycamore, of the roots, the symbol of uprootedness, and they place it, not on Ground Zero. They place it on Wall Street. So now on the place that is the foundation of America, of its power, financially, of a place that was symbolized by a sycamore tree, living, the rise of America, now is a symbol of a dead uprooted sycamore tree, struck down by 9/11, the sign, "I will expose its foundations if America does not turn back, America will lose its financial place in the world."
SID: Progressive judgments. Wait until you hear about the vows and the people involved in these vows that line up with exactly what ancient Israel did. But it happened right here, in the U.S. of A.
SID: We're finding out the most fascinating, Jonathan, God has really gifted you with a gift of revelation. But when I think about you, you have a prophetic edge to the scriptures. Have you been like this for a long time?
JONATHAN: I guess I have. I don't know. I can't say these things happened. God just led me. It was one thing after the other.
SID: Okay. Isaiah, Chapter 9, Verse 10 lists nine harbingers, warnings, progressive warnings from God, and He's saying, "Stop. Come to your sense. I want to bless you. You started on the foundation of my love and my calling," He says to Israel. And He says that to the United States of America, too. "I do not want to destroy you." But I want to understand the vows. This is so phenomenal. Explain this.
JONATHAN: Okay. Everything goes according to Isaiah 9:10, the key of a nation's judgment. And so now in America, here's what happened in ancient Israel. This harbinger now is the vow itself, and that is the actual proclaiming or speaking of the vow of defiance, Isaiah 9:10. So here's the thing. Who would have said it? The leaders have to have said it because it wouldn't be significant if it wasn't the leaders. It represents the nation. It represents we are not going to turn back to you, God. We're going to rebuild. We're going to come back stronger than ever, Isaiah 9:10. So what has to happen for this harbinger to manifest now in America is that a leader, a national leader, has to say the vow, has to actually utter the ancient vow. It has to happen in the capitol city. That's where they would have said it ancient Israel, in the capitol city, and it has to be done publicly. So could this have happened? The problem is what national leader is going to want to pronounce judgment on America? And no one would intentionally. But here's what happened amazingly. On the third anniversary of 9/11, this is September 11, 2004, in the capitol city, Washington, before at a public setting, the vice presidential candidate for the office, the Democratic ticket, he rises up.
SID: This is John Edwards?
JONATHAN: This is John Edwards. He rises up and he begins a speech. He's supposed to be talking about 9/11 and it seems to be inspiring. And this is what he says: "Today on this day of remembrance and warning we have the Lord's word to get us through." Then he says it. "The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with dress stones. The sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place." He actually gives the vow of judgment on a nation. He doesn't know what he's doing. But he's actually pronouncing.
SID: So it's like a replay of what happened in ancient Israel is happening in the United States.
JONATHAN: Exactly. Out of 30,000 scriptures to choose from for inspiring, you don't choose this one. In fact, people don't even know this one. He says it, this is the vow that pronounces judgment, and it's identifying America as the nation under judgment turning away from God. And he doesn't only do that. He builds his whole speech around this. He goes on to say, "We are putting cedars up. We are putting up the stones and those cedars shall rise." He goes on and on.
The whole speech is Isaiah 9:10, and he has no idea. He's speaking figuratively. He has no idea. Actually, there was a tree, the sycamore. There actually was. All these things happened and he has no idea.
SID: He's being a prophet and doesn't realize it, but it's a prophet of judgment. What I find interesting is shortly thereafter, he fell into disgrace. Now there was a second vow.
JONATHAN: Yes. Now the other harbinger, the vow is also a prophecy. It's spoken before these things happen. It says, “We will do this.” So Israel says it before it would happen. It also becomes a matter of national record through Isaiah. It becomes part of Isaiah. So for this to happen - same thing? It's going to be the leader, capitol city, but spoken before these things happen. In other words, right after the event, and it becomes a matter of national record. It speaks prophetically. So could this have happen? Amazing! On the day after 9/11, the very day, that morning, America has to give its response to the world. So this is really significant, prophetically. America has to; this is the response of America to this judgment or this calamity. So what happens? The man appointed to do this is the Senate Majority Leader, the head of the Senate. The senate represents the nation and he is Tom Daschle. He has to come up. He's the man appointed. He gives the thing, and he gives a speech, and here's what happens: bizarre, ominous, eerie and profound. At the end of the speech, he closes with this pinnacle. He says, "I know there's only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation, but I think there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that I think speaks to all of us at times."
SID: Of all the scriptures, he picks that one.
JONATHAN: Amazing. And he says it from Capitol Hill, from the floor of the Senate, national record. "The bricks have fallen, but we will rebuild with dress stones. Victories have befell, but we will replace them with cedars." And then he goes on. The very day after, pronouncing judgment; linking it all together to ancient Israel. Then he goes on to say, it's not just Israel. It's our vow now. He says, "That is what we, America, will do." In other words, this is going to be American policy. "We will rebuild. We will recover." He is speaking prophetically. He has no idea that there actually is a tree, that day that was just found. He has no idea that years later, all these things he says are actually going to happen at Ground Zero. He's predicting that America, he's prophesying that America is going to go the course of defiance as ancient Israel. He's setting a course without realizing it.
SID: So John Edwards does this. He shortly falls, almost a prophetic sign. Tom Daschle then fell into disgrace when he was asked to be part of the cabinet, if you remember. But here's the amazing thing to me. President Barak Obama knows nothing about any of this. But President Barak Obama is also involved in this vow of national defiance. Jonathan, you told me that there is even a key, a mystery, if you will, to the economic judgment that will hit America as part of the progressive judgments that are occurring.
JONATHAN: The harbingers, this is not the end. This is the beginning because the harbingers are going to touch everything. They're going to touch the American economy. They're going to touch the world economy. They're going to actually determine the exact days when these calamities are going to happen. Amazing! In fact, it is already touching everyone listening. And every American and their bank account and everything else is in an ancient mystery.
SID: Next week, you will understand a key from the Bible that gives an understanding of why the shaking, financially, is occurring in America. Very few people understand this. It takes someone with a Jewish background that understands the ancient prophets. What happened in Israel is happening in the United States of America right now.
SID: Next week on It’s Supernatural. I tell you that you are going to find out information that Nobel Prize winning economists, they don't know. It's something the media, the Pentagon, the White House doesn't even know. It is the key to America's survival. This catastrophic event is scheduled for 2015.