Jonathan Cahn, a Jewish-Christian pastor, several years ago put forward comparison between the nation of Israel and the United States in his highly successful book The Harbinger. He caught much grief at the time from some hyper-discernment types for the comparison. His presentation, however, rang true in the spiritual eyes and ears of many –including yours truly. The comparison holds up today, and it even resonates more clearly—reverberates more powerfully.
Cahn made the comparison, in part, by writing that just as the leaders of ancient Israel pushed God aside and boasted that they would “build back better” than ever when there were calamities, leaders within America likewise proclaimed they would rebuild back when the World Trade Center towers fell on September 11, 2001. And this they did. The 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower stands in Lower Manhattan today as proof of their ability to carry out their braggadocious proclamation.
The following from the prophet Isaiah encapsulates the pridefulness of that period of Israel’s rebellion and the Lord’s anger, thus the repercussions that would follow.
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together; The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of hosts. Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. (Isaiah 9:9–14)
We remember that church attendance during the several weeks following the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, had the pews full and the pulpits pointing heavenward. The chambers of Congress were full of swelling indignation and promises of reciprocity. But things soon turned back to business as usual, with church attendance diminishing and the government using the opportunity to seize more power and control through the Patriot Act and other tricks of the swamp.
Much has taken place since, of course. America has gotten involved in seemingly endless military actions in the Middle East. The government has become more intrusive in most every way, even during a brief reprieve when the globalists-elite agglomerate seemed to, for that time, let their incessant grab for power slip momentarily from their insidious grip.
But now, with the coming of the (I believe contrived) COVID-19 matter and all attendant to it, the globalists once again think they rule with increasing power. They will, as the president (whom many believe to be illegitimate) and the slogan of his administration says: “We will build back better!”
So it seems that Rabbi Cahn continues to be on the mark with his findings, based upon Scripture, as presented in his book. Government and mankind have shunted the God of all Creation aside. They are capable of taking care of all of planet earth’s ills—if they can just force the rest of us to go along (i.e., get the vaccines, etc.).
Climate change—the greatest of all crises in human history, according to this president and those on the left—must be dealt with by man alone. God has nothing to do with it. But those who worship Mother Earth in place of the Creator have now been turned over to the reprobate mindset, as forewarned by the Apostle Paul (Romans 1:28). They can no longer think rationally, nor do they seem to want to do so.
Which brings me to the topic of this commentary.
We’ve reached as a generation, I’m convicted, the “perilous times” Paul wrote about that we’ve looked at many times. A chief characteristic that marks end-times mankind is the one Paul termed “without natural affection” (2 Timothy 3:3).
At the heart of this characteristic is Lucifer’s hatred for mankind. He has thus convinced to be instituted the Mother Earth worship system, counterfeiting true worship. This evil system is based upon first, global warming and now, climate change.
Today, abortion, the killing of babies in their mother’s wombs, is the sacrifice of this anti-God religion. Lucifer hates God’s creation and intends to separate everyone from the Creator. Like in ancient religious systems, human sacrifice always seemed to be at the center of the worship. Babies are placed upon the alters of convenience as blood sacrifice, like infants being placed in the white-hot hands of the god Moloch.
This horrendous ritual is the ultimate example of the term “without natural affection.” For what mother, if she truly grasped the evil of abortion, could willingly let her child be murdered in her womb?
But Satan has blinded so many to this wickedness. The mothers in most cases of abortion have been convinced that an unborn child is nothing more than unwanted illness—like a tumor to be excised.
And government is the chief tool Lucifer uses to delude the mothers of America and the world. Government’s anti-God stance is seen clearly through the following excerpt—again, portraying that they don’t need or want God’s interference in the matter of considering what constitutes life.
House Democrats are one step closer to achieving President Joe Biden’s goal of establishing taxpayer-funded abortions nationwide.
A funding bill proposal released Sunday from the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee would repeal the Hyde Amendment—a decades-long policy that prevents federal tax dollars from funding abortion. The White House proposed repealing the amendment in its budget introduced in May…
“Biden-Pelosi Democrats are scrapping decades of bipartisan consensus to force taxpayers to fund abortion, doubling down on extremism to appease an increasingly radical base,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said. (“Dems Advance Taxpayer-Funded Abortion through Committee,” Washington Free Beacon, Rapture Ready News, July 14, 2021)
Another way Satan shows his hatred for humanity is to induce reprobate thinking and perverted sexual activity. This he has done masterfully. He has convinced governments to back miniscule minorities in their insane belief and declaration that a person can be whatever gender they wish. They can do whatever they want to with their bodies, with no deity to govern.
The American government, under the present presidential administration, blatantly projects this anti-God characteristic “without natural affection.”
There is nothing “natural” about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender agenda. The LGBT coalition has representatives with great influence within the White House and other places of governmental power.
The following is prime example of what that influence has wrought.
The Biden administration has given blanket authorization to fly LGBT pride flags at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. The rainbow flag—a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride—will be permitted to fly on the same official flagpoles that fly the American flag.
The new policy was announced by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, which repeals the decision by his predecessor Mike Pompeo during former President Donald Trump’s tenure at the White House.
U.S. diplomatic outposts are given “blanket written authorization…to display the Pride flag on the external-facing flagpole, for the duration of the 2021 Pride season,” the cable said, according to ABC News. (“Biden Admin Grants Authorization to Fly LGBT Pride Flag at Embassies on Same Official Pole as American Flag,” Paul Sacca, Blaze News)
The U.S. government’s “Build Back Better” program is succeeding in accomplishing Satan’s agenda, and is leading the nation ever farther from God’s design for nations and for humanity. The spiritually attuned should have no doubt about why judgment and wrath must one day—perhaps soon—fall upon the rebels of this fallen planet.
Before God’s restraining hand on all this wickedness is removed—before judgment and wrath fall in that last seven years called Tribulation, Jesus Christ will call all believers into Heaven and out of harm’s way.
You want to be a part of that call. You don’t want to be caught in that most terrible time of all history. As always, to hear and respond to that call into glory, Paul instructs:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)
I appreciate your insight. It’s hard to watch all that is going on in this country and world. We are certainly approaching the day of His return for the church. Thank you, and God Bless!
AMEN but I feel what we are seeing here in America is Obama 2.0. I don’t believe that “demon in a human suit” aka: Biden is capable of running a lemonade stand much less this country. All he is is a puppet. Things are getting worse DAILY and sometimes, hourly. My “blessed hope” has never been more important to me than it is RIGHT NOW! Thank you so much Brother Terry and may God bless us all and keep us in His mighty care. MARANATHA
Spot on. Daily there are more restrictions and controls.
Our Lord God has allowed satan a penultimate shot at destroying mankind.
This vile crisis and the attendant global killing experimental jab is going to accomplish much of that attempt.
We must tell others the good news of Jesus Christ whilst we have the opportunity and keep looking up for He is coming for us soon and very soon. Maranatha
You are right, Ian. In my opinion, the biggest casualty of Covid-19 has been our freedom!
It seems that humans have always been hardwired to worship something. I can’t think of any culture from any time in history that didn’t have some kind of god or gods. Today, that god has become . . . man! This is clearly evident if we look at the former Soviet Union or modern-day Communist China. What do we see? Images of the creators of Communism widely posted. The bodies of Lenin and Mao are still on display for “worship.” In the near future, it’ll be the Antichrist, according to the Book of Revelation.
Most of “organized religion” is guilty in making “god” in its own image through its humanistic doctrines. That’s the most insidious of all because it comes across as benign and genuine, but in reality is nothing but a lie leading people into hell.
God has given us free will and the information we need to make our own choices, beginning with Adam and Eve.
Where we end up for eternity is entirely up to each of us.
Amen and Amen.
I agree, Terry. I’ve read the book and heard his sermon.
I could hardly believe their braggadocio as they read those words from the Bible. They did not have a clue of the curse they brought upon our nation. God is not mocked.
I pray for cleansing of our nation and for forgiveness for the horrible sins we have allowed to be committed. Ignorance of the sin is no excuse. We should have been alert watchmen on the walls!
I remember that Abraham bargained with God over sparing Sodom and Gomorrah. God finally agreed to spare them if 10 righteous men were found. Only Lot escaped the city with his wife and daughters and he was not much better than the “men of the city”. He did try to protect the angels under his roof but they had to protect him from his neighbors.
How many righteous could we find within our country? I am afraid not enough. God will have to send His Son to call us up to Him in order to save the Few.