05 November 2012

Book Review: The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn

What: The Harbinger
Who: Jonathan Cahn
When: Published January 2012


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.

Right here we have one of those books that comes along once in a while that is quite different from most other things we read. This book is not so much a novel, but a lesson in Biblical prophecy. The lesson is centered mainly around Isaiah 9:10  and how this relates to America's past and future.

The story is basically the storyteller recounting various conversations and lessons had with a man he refers to "The Prophet". It is during these encounters that he learns how the events surrounding the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001 and the years following parallel events which happened to Israel in ancient times. The main crux is that when a nation is originally created with God's blessing and inspiration it prospers - but when it turns away from Him and all that He has given them they will be warned or chastised. If these warnings (or harbingers) are not heeded and they don't turn back to Him, then judgement will surely come.

The similarities between the two nations (ancient Israel and present-day USA) is actually quite startling. Especially the symbolic elements such as the type and location of trees and buildings, etc. is very thought-provoking.

This book was not at all what I expected. That's okay because I ended up really enjoying the story and the lesson underneath it. It is quite well written considering it's so heavy on dialogue.

Very well worth reading if you have any interest in Biblical themes or prophecy. Like The Da Vinci Code but with a deeper purpose. Not bad at all.


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