Book Review: The Harbinger by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
In his speech Senator Daschel quoted Isaiah 9:10, "The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars” (NIV).
In a speach in 2004 Senator John Edwards also quoted Isaiah 9:10. Other representatives of the US government have made similar statements as to our intent to rebuild. As far as I know none have actually grasp the significance of Isaiah 9:10.
Isaiah 9:10 was what the nation of Israel said after the Assyrians attacked Israel. It was not a positive thing, but it was the response of the proud, unrepentant hearts of Israel that would not submit themselves to God. As a result God promises to raise up other adversaries to Israel, and eventually bring their destruction.
Rebuilding of Israel was not a problem. What was the problem was their refusal to repent.
In his book, "The Harbinger", Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn tells of nine harbingers that have appeared in America similar to the harbingers that appeared to Israel as a warning that they should repent and return to God.
I believe that the evidence given in "The Harbinger" though not perhaps literally the same as the warnings giving to Israel, is so similar as to make this book compelling, and well worth the time to read.
It has certainly captured the imaginations of the nation, because as of today the book has been on the New York Times best seller list for fifty weeks.
The book is presented as a novelized story, which is not my favorite type of presentation. I would prefer a straightforward presentation of the facts. I do say that the book is well worth the read, and highly recommend it.
One recent occurance of intrest is that Rabbi Cahn has been chosen for the speaker of the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast on January 21, 2013. We should pray that Rabbi Cahn will faithfully deliver the message, and the hearts of the hearers will be prepared to receive it.