The parallels of the fate of Ancient Israel suffered are crying out to America. Judgment is soon at our door.
Jonathan Cahn, author of ‘The Harbinger’ and pastor/rabbi of Beth Israel Messianic Congregation of Wayne, NJ, gives the key note address at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. 01/21/13. As a Watchman on the Wall, he is warning America from the pages of scripture of our national sins that will soon condemn us to judgment.
Our first clear warning for our nation to repent was the removal of God’s Hedge of Protection, and America’s repentance was short lived. Two years after 9-11, America and her courts were removing God’s Commandments from courthouses and public spaces. Since then, God and Jesus Christ are ridiculed, scorned, mocked and His followers called ‘intolerant’, ‘bigots’ and worse by a growing segment of this nation’s civil and cultural leadership.
The warning given here in this message is one many servants of God have been proclaiming of late. But even His Churches have become lukewarm and salt-less, ignoring the warnings and messages. Instead they find solace in a gospel of wealth and prosperity they have constructed for themselves, recreating Jesus into an image that fits the decadence and self-absorbed culture
Youtube has been busy removing this video as offensive almost as soon as it is uploaded. The warning of truth is considered offensive to this generation and efforts to marginalize and silence those whom God has anointed for that work would suffer the same fate as Ancient Israel’s prophets of God should this people be empowered to do so.
This message is powerful. Bold. Illustrating biblical prophesy and the parallels our nation is facing.
Pastor Cahn shared these words of Abraham Lincoln, “And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God … and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” My eyes filled with tears. How I long for a leader of our country to speak such words now.
Unfortunately, as with much of American Churchianity – this event was attended only by like minded brethren and has already been afforded its contempt in mass media coverage while the masses gathered to praise Obama as sovereign and lift their prayers to … apparently the spirits of our ancestors.
Jesus said, “He who has ears, let him hear!”
And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
“Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
UPDATE: Youtube has scrubbed all uploads of this keynote address and keeps doing so within minutes of someone uploading a new version. In all cases it says the video was ‘removed by the user’. The reason given for this on some Christian forums is supposed ‘legal threats have been made’ because the Presidential Seal is present and Cahn has not been given permission to share, publish, broadcast or otherwise exhibit his keynote address.
Thankfully this video is currently being hosted at Vimeo – but given how quickly this is being taken down by ‘those who uploaded it’ – makes for interesting speculation.
The parallel of Ancient Israel’s destruction and America is cited in Isaiah 9:10-21. Replace Jacob with ‘The West” and Ephraim and Manasseh with America or your town – and the warning is consistent with how God warns a nation of HIS people who called themselves by HIS Name – to repent or face destruction.
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.”Therefore the Lord shall set upThe adversaries of Rezin against him,And spur his enemies on,The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.For all this His anger is not turned away,But His hand is stretched out still.For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them,Nor do they seek the Lord of hosts.Therefore the Lord will cut off head and tail from Israel,Palm branch and bulrush in one day.The elder and honorable, he is the head;The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.For the leaders of this people cause them to err,And those who are led by them are destroyed.Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men,Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows;For everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer,And every mouth speaks folly.For all this His anger is not turned away,But His hand is stretched out still.For wickedness burns as the fire;It shall devour the briers and thorns,And kindle in the thickets of the forest;They shall mount up like rising smoke.Through the wrath of the Lord of hostsThe land is burned up,And the people shall be as fuel for the fire;No man shall spare his brother.And he shall snatch on the right handAnd be hungry;He shall devour on the left handAnd not be satisfied;Every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm.Manasseh shall devour Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh;Together they shall be against Judah.For all this His anger is not turned away,But His hand is stretched out still.
America is not heeding the warning, neither are most churches willing to hear or preach this message.
In fact, during this impassioned message as you watch, especially near the end, watch men in ties and suits and women walking around the stage behind and in front TALKING while Pastor Cahn is still passionately preaching. The amount of DISRESPECT for one giving such a message is even self evident among those attending a prayer breakfast. They were not listening – they were busy talking to one another – a HUGE amount of disrespect to the Word of God being expounded upon by those people I am sure think highly of themselves because they attended.
In a way, that is a microcosm of the church itself in America. Some applaud the message of warning and repentance, and most of those are in the seats in the back and out amongst the gathered. Meanwhile, the leaders, the pastors and organizers – are busy squawking among themselves, disdaining the message, and nary even paying attention to the dire warning and call that IS THEIR CHARGE TO GIVE TO THEIR FLOCKS.
But they are not heeding, nor even listening. They are mostly about their own agendas, ministries and efforts – few of which are even related to Matthew 28:19-20, or equipping the Saints to actually go out and do that Commission.
Lord help those of us with ears to hear, and through HIS Spirit – MOVE in action to DO what needs to be done among a wayward people in an age of evil.