The Harbinger

Jonathan Cahn, a Messianic rabbi, is the pastor of the Jerusalem Center / Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. The Lord gave Jonathan a revelation of how the ancient Shemitah (seventh sabbatical year) reveals the fulfillment of prophecy in America today, as it did in ancient Israel. I heard about his best selling book, The Harbinger, when it was released in 2012; but since I always have a stack of about four to six books I haven’t read yet, I put off purchasing it. When Jonathan appeared as a guest speaker at Perry Stone’s 2014 Prophetic Summit, I heard him speak about The Harbinger mystery and I decided I had to purchase the book. I wasn’t disappointed. The book is written in story fashion, but all of the prophetic elements within the story are absolutely true and astonishing. Two years prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, Jonathan had a foreboding about the towers and World Trade Center. He gathered with other Christians to pray at Ellis Island, as he sensed a possible terrorist attack at that location. Jonathan’s future wife, Renata, cancelled an appointment she had at the WTC at the last moment on the day of the attacks. After the terrorist attacks, Jonathan did some research, as he was led of the Lord, and through strikingly parallel events which happened on the exact same day (the Shemitah) to ancient Israel, Jonathan discovered nine harbingers, warnings, given to Israel before their destruction. The same signs are being given to America, on exactly the same day, the ancient Shemitah, which arrives every seven years! Prominent American politicians, even the president, have, word-for-word, reiterated the same defiance as did ancient Israel! Jonathan knew he had to write a book about his discoveries, but he had never authored a book before. As he sat in a North Carolina airport on his way to speak at a Promise Keepers conference, he bowed his head to pray about God’s commission and how he would accomplish it. As he finished praying, he noticed a man sitting next to him, looking at him. The man said, “What’s the word?” Jonathan began witnessing to him. The man was Hubie Synn, a Christian accountant, who also has the gift of prophecy. Synn told David Tyree, a Christian and receiver for the New York Giants, that God was going to “highlight his skills.” Later, at the 2008 Super Bowl, Tyree caught Eli Manning’s pass, pressing the ball against his helmet. This move became an internet sensation and Tyree’s catch has been dubbed “the greatest play in Super Bowl history.” As Jonathan and Hubie witnessed to one another, Hubie suddenly began to prophesy over Jonathan. He told Jonathan that he had written a very important book and “God is about to do something big.” Hubie then referred Jonathan to Steve Strang, founder of Charisma Media, who also published Tyree’s book, More Than Just a Catch. People in the world today do not want to hear about prophetic warnings, but Jonathan said he is motivated by love to write and speak about The Harbinger and Shemitah prophecies. He explained to Sid Roth on his program, It’s Supernatural, “If you see people who are in danger of calamity and you don’t warn them, and you say nice things to them and make them feel good, that’s not love. If you love them, you will sound the alarm. You will plead with them and you will do everything you can, even if it costs you, to get them saved. That’s what love is.” About 2,700 years ago, God gave ancient Israel a specific warning, along with nine signs of things to come, if they did not repent and return to Him. The same harbingers of destruction are reappearing in America. In 732 BC, after God warned Israel through the prophets to repent to no avail, God removed His hedge of protection and allowed his enemies to invade Israel, as another warning, in that complete destruction had not come to Israel yet. The Prophet Isaiah recorded Israel’s defiance to this warning, “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with hewn stones; the sycamores are cut down, but we will replace them with cedars” Isaiah 9:10. Prophetically, but without realizing what he was doing, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle read Isaiah 9:10 on September 12, 2001! The harbingers continued against ancient Israel, as warnings, in that God is longsuffering and not willing that any should perish. In like manner, America’s hedge of protection was removed during the 9/11 terror attacks. America’s leaders also responded, not with repentance and humility, but with the exact same words of defiance. America is in a heap of trouble, but each one of us individually has a choice to separate ourselves from the judgment of God. The Bible says, “...Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Corinthians 6:2. God bless you.