The Harbinger by Rabbi Jonathon Cahn is a companion book to The Mystery of the Shemitah. Following is the first installment in a series overview of the book.
I believe many of us are familiar with the current state of the world in general and the USA in particular. We’ve heard the conclusion that, when we show God the door, as we have in schools and government, we get what we currently are seeing.
But what if something is in motion that goes far beyond the cultural turmoil we’ve seen? Following is a very high overview of information provided by Rabbi Jonathon Cahn in his book The Harbinger. There are a lot of intertwining events spanning centuries and even millennia. Allow me to start with the founding of our country and President George Washington.
The first full meeting of our government with both houses of congress occurred in the nation’s first capital city, New York, NY. They met in a church – St. Paul’s Chapel – and prayed as the genesis of The United States of America. I’ll say it again; the first considered action of George Washington and members of congress after their first gathering as a government was to walk to a church, St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan, and pray for God’s blessing on their new country.
So much for separation of church and state, which you may not know appears nowhere in the Constitution. That’s an interpretation of the article regarding our government not being allowed to establish its own religion. That article is NOT a prohibition of religion within government as our moral guide, nor of worshipping God and acknowledging Him as we should.
Don’t believe me? President Washington prayed at that first meeting of our nation’s first government and essentially prophesied our future. The following is copied from http://www.propheticroundtable.org/ForeFathers/GeorgeWashington/A%20Prayer.htm
We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field.
And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
His prayer is also a prophecy. The second paragraph essentially says that, so long as we obey God and maintain the character He requires of us, we shall prosper. Without such dedication to God and His ways “…we can never hope to be a happy nation.”
If we withdraw from our relationship with God, He will withdraw His blessings from us.
That might sound familiar. It is the same blessing and curse given to the Israelites from God at Mt. Sinai, through Moses.
Those who first came here saw themselves as effecting their own Exodus from religious persecution in Europe. While The United States of America was not even a thought, their goal was to found their own New Israel.
That original intent and Washington’s prayer/prophecy seems to have cemented us in a covenant with God as a New Israel. If we should ever invite God out, we should expect “shakings” of our country to wake us up and return us to our true roots, our true God.
Next installment: the return to that church and The Miracle of ground Zero.