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Last edited on: December 22, 2014.

Jonathan Cahn clearly believes God is shaking this country to wake His people up. He is hopeful America will wake up. Today, we will look at some of the harbingers that have reappeared on American soil and the indisputable evidence for each that is found in Cahn’s book, The Harbinger.


The Breach

The first harbinger according to Cahn is The Breach. On September 11, 2001, America was shaken and her borders were breached as fear and panic swept across this land. My husband and I clearly saw it as a wake-up call and were overjoyed when people immediately began flocking to churches. For the first time in American history, we were attacked within the borders of the continental US. Our protected borders were breached by an outside enemy. Unfortunately, no major revival or repentance occurred, and America continued her turning from God.

The skyline of New York before 9-11. Photo courtesy of Seth Payne

The rubble of the World Trade Center smolders after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Photo courtesy of Alex Fuchs/AFP

The Freedom Tower now stands as the tallest building in New York City. Read “The Harbinger” to find out why Cahn refers to it as The Tower of Babel. Photo courtesy of Allegretti Architects.

The Harbinger of the Gazit Stone

In restoring Israel, the people went into the mountains and brought back hewn or quarried stone for the rebuilding. What was formerly built with clay bricks would be replaced with stronger stone.

The first act of rebuilding at Ground Zero was to cut out a massive rectangular block of stone from upstate New York. This stone was laid on the ground where the bricks had fallen. On July 4, 2004, American leaders gathered as NY Governor George Pataki gave some chilling remarks at the dedication of the Laying of the Cornerstone for the Freedom Tower. Although an inspiring speech, his words were telling.

Today we take 20 tons of Adirondack granite – the bedrock of our State – and place it as
the foundation, the bedrock, of this new symbol of American strength and confidence.
Today, we lay the cornerstone for a new symbol of this City and this country, and of our
resolve to triumph in the face of terror. . .
Today, we, the heirs of that revolutionary spirit of defiance, lay this cornerstone and
unmistakably signal to the world the unwavering strength of this nation, and our resolve
to fight for freedom.

On July 4, 2004, the cornerstone was laid for the Freedom Tower with no inscription referencing God. Photo courtesy of AP Images/Dean Cox

The Sycamore

As mentioned earlier in Part I of this interview, it was this fallen sycamore in the courtyard of St. Paul’s Chapel that first drew Jonathan Cahn to see the harbingers and the judgment of God. A sculptor was commissioned to make a cast of the roots of the fallen sycamore (Biblical symbol for judgment). He poured bronze metal into the cast, and the sculpture is now displayed on Wall Street. Cahn sees this memorial as representing the riches of a nation uprooted and overturned in the area where 24 stock brokers once met on May, 1792, underneath a buttonwood tree (today known as the American sycamore tree), to create the Buttonwood Agreement birthing the New York Stock Exchange. “This golden calf,” Cahn contends, “has become another of our idols.”

The uprooted remains of the sycamore tree at St. Paul’s Chapel that protected this historic chapel. Photo courtesy of World Net Daily

Sculpture at Trinity Chapel in New York based on the root structure of the Ground Zero sycamore. Photo courtesy of Navendu Shirali/Wikimedia

The Erez Tree

As Israel replaces the bricks with stone, she also replaces the fallen sycamore with a bigger and stronger cedar. The Hebrew word in Isaiah 9:10 for erez is translated cedar to represent a cone-bearing evergreen of the classification of pinacea.  Guess what? This exact harbinger has also manifested itself in America. In November 2003, a ceremonial act took place at the corner of Ground Zero.  A tree was lowered by a large crane for all to see on the exact spot where the sycamore had fallen. Now you’re probably saying, “No way.” But, Jonathan Cahn does not pull rabbits out of hats. He provides clear evidence from the Bible and from actual and historical events to prove his claims.

An evergreen conifer tree (pinacea) is lowered in St. Paul’s Chapel courtyard to replace the fallen sycamore. Picture courtesy of World Net Daily

The Utterance

After the attack on Israel, her leaders vowed and boasted of their resolve and ability to bounce back. But it was not a comeback with God at its center. And neither was ours. On the morning after 9/11, Tom Daschle, the Senate majority leader, rose to speak after the Congress issued a joint resolution condemning the attacks and calling for unity to defeat the terrorists. He started by saying, “There is but a passage in Bible from Isaiah that I think speaks to all of us at times like this.” Not realizing he is quoting a passage out of context, he quotes Isaiah 9:10. (No, kidding!)

Then again on September 11, 2004, Senator John Edwards (while running for president), uttered these words:

“Today, on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word to get us through.”

Then he quotes Isaiah 9:10. Clear evidence that many politicians do not know the rules of hermeneutics or the science of interpreting the Bible. Rule number one is simple—you don’t take a verse out of the context it was written in. Both of these men or their speechwriters failed to realize the context of this passage—defiance after judgment. Although his speech was meant to be inspiring, Edwards continued with his analogy making clear reference to the objects in this passage, not realizing the significance of what he was saying.

On February 22, 2009, President Obama, our newly elected president appeared on Capitol Hill to address America’s economic collapse. He clearly repeated the vow in Isaiah 9:10 when he proclaimed at the pinnacle of his speech, “We will rebuild. We will recover. And the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.”

Presidential candidate John Edwards quotes Isaiah 9:10 when addressing a congressional caucus on September 11, 2004. Photo courtesy of World Net Daily

The Prophecy

According to Cahn, Daschle’s comments actually gave us the Ninth Harbinger or The Prophecy. His comments came after Congress issued their joint resolution in response to 9/11. Daschle uttered these words in his closing remarks, “There is but a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that speaks to all of us at times like this . . . And then he quotes Isaiah 9:10 not realizing these things would literally happen. He closed with “That is what we will do . . . we will rebuild.” In this way, his words became prophetic. Leaders determine the course of a nation. Cahn contends, “As a nation America would carry out the vow of Isaiah 9:10.”

Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle quotes Isaiah 9:10 the day after 9/11. Photo courtesy of World Net Daily

The Future of America

Cahn also believes the heart-felt message of Luke 12:28, “For whom much is given, much is required.” We as a nation have become so arrogant in our blessings, we’ve forgotten from Whom all blessings flow.  He believes and has advised some in Congress, “There is hope if we pray, share the Gospel, share the warning, sound the alarm, turn from our own sins, and turn all the more to His calling. Revival begins with us.” He believes that hope is found for us in 2 Chronicles 7:14:


If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves,
and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. -NKJV

In 722 BC, the capital of the Northern Kingdom, Samaria, was destroyed and its inhabitants were removed just as the Prophet Isaiah foretold. As a result of their defiance, its people would disappear among the nations. They would be known as “The Lost Tribes of Israel.” (Jonathan Cahn has done a study on them called The Mystery of the Lost Tribes. He has also ministered to those considered to be of The Lost Tribes, the children of Menashe, in Mizoram,  India.)

What will happen to America?  The Bible does not say.  Cahn has written The Harbinger in hopes that America will wake up before it’s too late. His evidence is compelling and Biblical. It’s evidence that demands a response.

Cahn warns, “The harbingers will continue to effect everything from the war on terror to our economic woes and great depression. As a nation we must turn back to God.” Photo courtesy of Na Havi Gallery/ajmu

The Harbinger is written in fiction for those who love to read a story. It is also available with the facts and evidence in a DVD called The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment and in a study format called The Harbinger Companion Study Guide. There is so much more in the book including more harbingers, the mystery of the Shemitah, the mystery of the three witnesses, the mystery of the buttonwood (uprooted), the mystery ground, and what the terrorists in the ancient days of Israel and the terrorists in our day have in common. For more information go to

This video was number one in sales for faith DVD’s in 2012 and continues to hold that same ranking in 2013.

Sonoma Christian Home Contributor Ginny Dent Brant asked Rabbi Jonathan Cahn some revealing questions about his message in The Harbinger.

SCH – Does The Harbinger claim that Isaiah 9:10 is prophesying about America? 

Jonathan Cahn – No. It reveals that the judgment of ancient Israel forms a biblical template of national judgment which is now replaying in 21st century America.

SCH – Are you suggesting God made a covenant with us like He made with Israel?

Jonathan Cahn – No. But it’s an historical fact that those who founded America, the Puritans, saw themselves as in covenant with God, where if America would follow God, it would become the most blessed of nations, but if it turned away from God, then the judgments of Israel would come upon it.

The Ground Zero cross retrieved from the rubble of the World Trade Center. Will America turn back to the Cross? Photo courtesy of Hey Paul/Wikimedia

SCH – What has happened in America in response to the message in The Harbinger?

Jonathan Cahn – The book immediately became a NY Times Best Seller the week of its release and has remained on the charts every week since then. It’s caused a stir all across the nation prompting movements of prayer, repentance, intercession, and salvation.  Even Members of Congress have been moved to pray for America.

SCH – How do other Jewish Rabbi and leaders treat you now that you have seen the light?

Jonathan Cahn – Most view any Jewish person who believes in Jesus as the Messiah as a traitor. But the fact is, if He is the Messiah, and He is, then there can be nothing more Jewish than believing in and following the Jewish Messiah.

SCH – Do you feel that God is pulling back the veil from the eyes of his chosen people?

Jonathan Cahn – Yes in part as more Jewish people are now coming to Messiah than at any other time since the Book of Acts.

“The Harbinger” continues to stay on the New York Times Best-Seller List for 70 weeks with over one million in sales. Photo courtesy of Charisma Magazine

SCH – Since major cataclysmic events occurred in the financial world in the last two Shemitah years (as outlined in The Harbinger), do you believe that some act of judgment will occur on the next Shemitah which is September 13, 2015?

Jonathan Cahn – I’m more focused on calling for repentance than being dogmatic about focusing on a date. But the next Shemitah will begin in 2014 and will climax on September 13, 2015 as you said.
SCH – Have you had any other revelations since writing the book?
Jonathan Cahn – Yes. Since the book came out, what was written within it is now coming true. The harbingers have not stopped, but are continuing – it’s eerie and amazing.

SCH – A few people have accused you from drawing from other sources other than the Bible for your writings and theology. Have you?

Jonathan – Such attacks are from a small camp of people and have been totally off the wall from charges of Replacement Theology (I’m Jewish!), to Mormonism, Kabbala, Masonry, you name it. They project their pet issues onto whatever they’re attacking. Such things have nothing to do with me or The Harbinger. There has never been any other source for my theology than The Bible.

Cahn believes there is hope for God is warning us to wake us up. Photo courtesy of Ha Navi Gallery/ ajmu

SCH – When you deliver a strong message from God, you will face spiritual warfare. What spiritual warfare have you faced?

Jonathan – Every time something moved forward with The Harbinger, a flood came against our ministry center. And then in the week of its release, the flood literally came into our building, covering everything with over three feet of water. But when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord raises up a banner against him. The Lord always wins.




Click here to read Part I of Ginny’s exclusive SCH interview with Jonathan Cahn

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3 Responses

  1. Sharon Stephens

    I do not believe Jonathan Cahn is a prophet — God does not speak through prophets anymore, I DO believe he is a Watchman on the wall. In fact we have all been admonished to be watchmen on the wall in Matthew 24. There are others out there that we need to be paying attention to also: Walid Shoebat is one of those and I do hope Jonathan will heed his warning as well.

    Much love to you and your family,

    ~Sharon Stephens


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