This is the second Jonathan Cahn book I’ve read – the style isn’t my favorite, as I’d prefer he just share the information rather than create a fictional narrative to deliver it. He creates some “mysteries” in the course of his storytelling that aren’t real (though it’s not hard to tease apart the true from the false). That said, the information is quite compelling…
The tale centers around an obscure passage from Isaiah 9, which spelled destruction for ancient Israel. His mystery messenger tells the narrator that it has now been re-applied to America, as of 9/11, as a ‘harbinger’ of destruction if they do not turn from their wicked ways. He’s not (I don’t think) arguing that God ’caused’ such a travesty, but merely that wickedness has a natural wage, and God withdrew His protection as a result. Thus, ancient history is repeating itself. He makes a compelling argument, drawing from certain elements of the scriptures, the Hebrew calendar and the concept of the shmita year, the stock market crash of 2008 and how it parallels the ancient story, and many other details. If it all does line up as he says, it’s astounding.
Ultimately the book ends on a hopeful note – a call to repentance to America. We certainly need it.
My rating: ****
Sexual content: none
Political content: it was pretty right-wing