Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A review of "The Harbinger"
The Harbinger By Johnathan Cahn Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (ESV) Romans 15:4 tells us that the old testament is for our learning, and just like world history biblical history repeats itself. One might refer to it as spiritual history. Man has and will continue to make the same mistakes spiritually with a different face until our Father and our Lord put an end to it once and for all. So in this respect the verses the author uses in Isaiah are very relevant to our age (regardless of all the other similarities between ancient Israel and our nation that the author points out). The Harbinger to those who are spiritually minded should be a strong wake up call to our nation. Not only is this book a compelling work of fiction, but it also points out how we are going down a similar path that led Old Testament Israel into exile. The author is brilliant in using historical fact to impart a fictional story between Noriel and the prophet. Not easy to do when your referencing the bible. Give Mr. Cahn credit!!! The author of "confessions of an economic hitman" once stated that he had a hard time getting his book put into print, but had many offers if he changed it into a work of fiction. Compelling when you consider that it revealed the governments secret work in bankrupting foreign countries, destroying their natural resources, and implementing a new world order. Do I think this book is presented ficticiously because of similar pressures put on the author? No. However, I do think selling it as fiction helps distribute this historical relationship between our time and those just prior to Israel's captivity in Babylon. The Harbinger is a riveting story, a captivating look at the state of our country, economy, and relating it to the same mistakes that Israel made prior to their fall to Babylon and 70 years in captivity. My review can't do the book justice. It is a chilling look at the state we find ourselves in today. He points out some too convenient for comfort similarities between us and Israel before their fell. This is our wake up call. If we as a nation do not return to God I have concerns that our future will be one of horror. Read this book, pray, share it with your friends, and dedicate yourself to our Father in Heaven. We still have an opportunity to turn this around. With God all things are possible. Other readings you should consider: One World By Tal Brooke The Creature From Jekyll Island By G. Edward Griffen The Holy Bible (the most important book)