By Tom Campisi, Publisher of tristatevoice.com
In the wake of the terrorists attacks on the United States on 9/11, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has been a voice calling in the wilderness, imploring our country to return to God in humility and repentance.
Cahn, the senior pastor of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, N.J., has done this through his book series that started with The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret to America’s Future. In his book, Cahn draws parallels to the United States and ancient Israel, and the warnings (or harbingers) that preceded ultimate disaster in biblical times.
Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Cahn released a YouTube video (at end of article) that echoed a prophetic call to the forty-sixth president and all Americans.
Cahn quoted from George Washington’s inauguration address in 1789 in New York City (the first capitol of the United States). Washington issued a warning to a newborn nation: “The propitious smiles of Heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that Heaven itself has ordained.”
Are the shakings of 2020 and early 2021 a harbinger of further judgment and calamity in our nation? Are the smiles of heaven being removed? Cahn thinks so, “The question must be asked: Have we disregarded the eternal rules of order and right that Heaven has ordained?”
“America, as did ancient Israel at the height of its prosperity, has turned away from God. We’ve driven Him out of our public squares, out of the schools of our children, out of our culture, out of our lives. And as did Ancient Israel, in place of His absence, we’ve let in other gods and served them. We’ve rejected His ways and embraced the ways of immorality.”
“We’ve called evil good, and good evil…We have passed down rulings from Washington, D.C. that war against the eternal laws of Heaven, human life, human nature, gender, marriage.”
Cahn commented on the call for unity and peace in President Biden’s inaugural address, saying “we are a house divided against itself.”
“Mr. President, you have called for unity and peace. But how can a nation have unity and peace when it wars against the very foundation on which it stands? How could a nation have unity and peace when it has turned against the God who brought it into existence? And it has turned.”
The Rabbi from Wayne, New Jersey then questioned the president’s controversial executive orders regarding abortion and transgender rights regarding sports and bathroom access.
“Mr. President, how can you place your left hand on the Bible, the Word of God, and then, with your right hand, sign laws into existence that war against His Word? How can you place one hand on the Word that ordains human life as sacred and in the image of God from conception, and then, with the other hand, sign laws into existence that will promulgate the killing of that human life, of those children?”
“You plan to enact laws that will disregard the distinction between male and female, man and woman…You plan to enact laws that will specifically neutralize the protection of religious freedom…How does one do such things and name oneself as a believer in God and a follower of Jesus?”
Cahn implored Biden to “turn and follow God with all your heart.” Likewise, he said America’s problem was not a social, economic, cultural, or political problem, but a spiritual one.
“America’s only hope is that it return to God,” he said. “As for those of you who love this nation and are burdened and fearful for its future, America’s only hope is revival. Without it, the nation is lost. And revival only comes through repentance and return.”
Cahn concluded his message by imploring believers to pray fervently for revival and live out the Gospel, saying that the Church is a candle in the night that shines against the darkness.
“We must each commit to return to God, to put away from our lives that which must be put away and take up that which must be taken up and walk in His ways and live in His spirit as we have never done before,” he said.
“I pray that the civilization that was established and consecrated to be a City on a Hill, America would, once again, shine with a light that once illumined it. But whether or not it does, it is time that each of us shine with the light of His glory. It is time to live unhindered, uncompromised, unbound, bold, and all-out on fire and mighty in the power of the living God.”