The author of “The Harbinger,” which has been No. 1 among Christian books since it was released last winter, says that it’s a wakeup call to America that needs to be heeded.

Author Jonathan Cahn visited recently with Jan Markell and others from Olive Tree Ministries about the book that was followed only weeks later by the same message in video form, in “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”  It also has been No. 1 among Christian videos since its release in March.

But they are more than a warning.

At a time when the nation is facing extreme weather, natural disasters, an imploding economy, a moral collapse, the decline of great churches, the looming threat of more economic pressure from Obamacare and the “real possibility” that America could become a clone of the failed social states of Europe, they offer a call to repentance and hope, he said.

Cahn has documented the warnings, the harbingers, that God delivered to the nation of Israel some thousands of years ago. The result then, recorded in Isaiah 9:10, was that the leaders hardened their hearts, refused to return to God, and the nation eventually was taken into captivity.

Those same signs now are being delivered to America, Cahn’s book reveals.

“Nine signs of warning were given to ancient Israel,” Cahn said. “They now are reappearing on American soil … It’s a warning, it’s a wakeup call. It’s a call to repentance, revival and salvation.”

Cahn described how the warnings given to Israel are acting as a template for what is happening in the United States – starting with 9/11. He believes God allowed the tragedy – temporarily removing his hand of protection – in order to send a warning to the United States to return to Him.

The events outlined in Isaiah 9:10 concern a limited strike on the nation of Israel by its enemies. Most commentaries say the strike was allowed by God in order to warn Israel to return to its faith.

Instead, the leaders of Israel vowed to rebuild and restore the nation themselves, and come back stronger than before.

Cahn suggests it’s the same sequence of events in America today.

And he said the template is so precise the days of disastrous events and the words of national leaders have aligned.

Listen to the interview:

WND Founder and CEO Joseph Farah, who produced the “Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” said the events recorded in the Old Testament are paralleling what’s happening in the United States.

He said when he came across Cahn’s message, “I literally could not think about anything else of significance for days.”

He said the project probably is the most important project on which he’s worked in his career.

“Even [book and film] critics say America is under judgment. All the critics say this. Here what Jonathan has provided is evidence,” he said. “To suggest these things are coincidence takes more faith than to think it’s God speaking to us.”

Cahn cited the Isaiah reference to Israel rebuilding with hewn stones, and the fact such a stone started the rebuilding on the 9/11 site. Also, the Old Testament references a sycamore being torn down and a cedar replacing it, just as what actually happened at Ground Zero.

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The book and movie revolve around an until now relatively obscure verse in the Bible – Isaiah 9:10, which reads, in the King James Version: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is also being shown in churches across the country and in some theaters by special arrangement. Plans are now being made to show it on every Christian TV station in America.

Cahn says he has found nine harbingers that tie the problems America has experienced beginning Sept. 11, 2001, to parallels that led to the destruction of ancient Israel.

“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” explains Cahn. “He sent warning to ancient Israel. He even allowed its enemies to breach its borders in a devastating strike that would traumatize the nation. It was a wake-up call, the call to return to God. But the nation responded with defiance. God then gave nine harbingers of judgment, nine prophetic signs, alarms and foreshadows of what was to come. Now America is the nation in rapid departure from God’s will. And God likewise allowed an enemy to breach its borders in a devastating strike – the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was, likewise, a wake-up call. But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance, but with defiance. And now the nine harbingers of judgment have reappeared and have done so on American soil.”

Isaiah 9:10 is a verse in which Israel’s national leaders utter a vow of defiance following an attack by Assyria. It declared that the nation would not repent before God but would defy Him instead. Cahn reveals in “The Harbinger” – and in even more dramatic fashion in the video – that beginning the day after Sept. 11, 2001, American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word.

“Having no idea what he was doing, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate (Tom Daschle) was declaring America as under the judgment of God,” Cahn says. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”

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