WND IT'S HERE! EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM JONATHAN CAHN'S 'BOOK OF MYSTERIES'
The 'Harbinger Man' writes about 'The Kneeling God'
He has riveted believers around the country and the world with “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of The Shemitah.” As an encore, messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s newest book, already abestseller on Amazon.com, is on an entirely different scale. It’s nothing less than “hundreds of Harbingers” and spiritual secrets being revealed for the first time in history.
Rabbi Cahn talked about his new work, “The Book of Mysteries,” in a recent interview with George Noory on the popular radio program “Coast to Coast.” He described the spectacular variety of the hidden Biblical truths he has uncovered in his latest sensation.
“If ‘The Harbinger’ is revealing a mystery and ‘The Shemitah’ is revealing a mystery, ‘The Book of Mysteries’ is uncovering hundreds of mysteries,” he said. “Imagine, in a sense, if you were opening up this ancient chest with what I believe are some of the greatest mysteries of the ages. Mysteries of the end times, mysteries of heaven, mysteries hidden in the writings of the rabbis, mysteries of your life even. This is a gigantic thing. And there are hundreds.”
Debuting at No. 4 on Publisher’s Weekly top hardcover section category, “The Book of Mysteries” allows the reader not only a year of remarkable biblical insight, but also the keys to unlocking mysteries that have endured for more than two millennia.
Below is an exclusive excerpt from “The Book of Mysteries:”
THE KNEELING GOD
It was a time of worship. Everyone was gathered under the large open-air tent, praying, worshipping, singing, being silent, as each was led. In the midst of it all, I noticed the teacher dropping to his knees and staying on his knees for some time in silence. It struck me. Later that day, when I saw him outside with no one around, I approached him.
“I noticed you were kneeling during worship,” I said. “I never understood the purpose of it. Why does one kneel?”
“To kneel,” he said, “is to lower yourself, to humble yourself. Kneeling is an act of submission. You’re submitting to another. I was led to kneel down, to humble myself before the Almighty, to submit myself to His will.”
“I’ve never heard it explained that way before.”
“Do you know what the word for bless is in the Hebrew Scriptures?”
“I have no idea.”
“Barach. It means to bless but it also means to kneel. And who is it that blesses more than anyone else? Whose nature is it to bless?”
“And what is the greatest blessing He gave?”
“So God’s nature is to bless, and the greatest blessing He could give is the blessing of salvation. But to bless is to barach, and to barach is to kneel, and to kneel is to lower yourself.”
“So for God to give us the blessing of salvation, He has to lower Himself…”
“Yes. And to give us the greatest blessing,” said the teacher, “would require the greatest lowering of Himself, the greatest descending.”
“So He descended to this world and humbled Himself in the form of man.”
“Yes, and to kneel is also to submit. And so He submitted Himself to man’s mockery, abuse, and condemnation. He submitted Himself to judgment, to crucifixion, and to death – the ultimate lowering … the cosmic kneeling … the kneeling of God. And yet in the kneeling of God, comes the barach, the blessing, salvation. To bless is to kneel. And He who kneels is He who blesses. And by His kneeling . . . we are blessed. And in light of such blessing we can do nothing less than kneel before Him and bow down our lives.”
The Mission: Whom do you need to bless? Be a blessing to them today. As God humbled Himself to bless you, humble yourself likewise, to become a blessing to others.
Psalm 95:6–8; Philippians 2:4–10; James 4:6–10
Excerpted with permission from “The Book of Mysteries” by Jonathan Cahn, published by Frontline 2016. All rights reserved.