New York Times bestselling author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah and celebrated public speaker Jonathan Cahn issued a warning to the nation last week from the heart of the U.S. Capitol building. Video of Cahn’s remarks has already been viewed over 5 million times online.
Cahn, speaking at the annual “Washington: Man of Prayer” event on April 29, delivered a message in the vein of Israel’s ancient prophet Jeremiah about what he believes the future of the nation holds, short of a major course correction.
Quoting the prophet, he asked, “Has a nation ever exchanged its gods? Yet my nation has exchanged their glory for that which cannot help them.”
To the members of Congress and others gathered in the Capitol’s famed Statuary Hall, he first made the case that the United States was dedicated to God by the Founders.
Cahn pointed out that the very date they were meeting was the anniversary of the first settlers planting a cross at Cape Henry, Virginia, and dedicating the nation to God on April 29, 1607.
The Washington: Man of Prayer event itself draws some of its inspiration from George Washington’s actions and words during his inauguration as the first president of the United States on April 30, 1789.
It was Washington who decided he would swear his oath of office on the Bible (which every president has done since) as recognition of who holds ultimate authority. He also added the words, “So help me God” to the oath.
Cahn noted that following Washington’s inauguration, the newly sworn-in president and the Congress went to nearby St. Paul’s Church in New York City and dedicated the nation to God.
Their actions were consistent with the call Washington had just made in his first inaugural address, saying:
…it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe…that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes… No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.
Later in his address, our nation’s first president warned: “we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained.”
Cahn quoted Washington’s warning and his belief that the United States has disregarded those “eternal rules of order and right,” citing the over 50 million babies that have been aborted in the United States and the rise of homosexual marriage as two examples.
Like ancient Israel–a nation dedicated to God, but which ultimately turned away from God–the United States now too has “celebrated immorality and persecuted righteousness” and “profaned the sacred and sanctified the profane.”
Cahn pointed to the Supreme Court hearing regarding whether homosexual marriage should become a constitutional right, which had taken place the day before the Man of Prayer gathering, saying: “The very fact that the event should take place is a sign in itself that this is the America of Washington’s warning.” He added: “We are a nation at war against its own foundation.” The Messianic minister observed that the Supreme Court opens each session with the call, “God Save this Honorable Court!”
If this court should overrule the word of God and strike down the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself ordained, how then will God save it? Justices, can you judge the ways of God? There is another court and there another judge, where all men and all judges will give account.
If a nation’s high court should pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised God will pass judgment on the court and that nation? We are doing that which Israel did on the altars of Baal.
Cahn ended on a hopeful call to action, which brought the crowd to its feet. He said “let us determine not to bow our knees to false gods of this world”:
We will bow our knees to Jesus the Messiah, the King of all kings, the Lord of all lords, the Judge of all judges, the light of the world, the glory of Israel, the foundation stone upon which this nation came into existence, the only answer, the only chance that America has, that it might once again shine again with the light of the presence of the living God, and not go to hell, so help us God!
h/t: Q Political
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