Monday, April 3, 2017

The Mystery of the Triangle

Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission…
The Cyrus Factor
Scripture: Ps. 25:9
See Message: The Harbinger Of Baal
In last month’s Sapphires, I wrote of the surprise of 2016 - the stunning outcome in the presidential election that shocked almost all of the world’s governments and most of the world’s people – the election of Donald Trump. In this issue, I will begin to speak of its significance.
Where was God in the election of 2016? First: He clearly allowed it. Second: In Scripture, God’s hand is often seen in the overturning of probability; when something appears to be against all odds, a David against Goliath; the armies of Israel against far greater forces; twelve disciples of a Jewish rabbi overcoming the might of the Roman Empire. The election of Donald Trump, without question, went against all odds.
2016 was not only a surprising year, but a troubling one. Many sincere believers were torn over Donald Trump. He certainly had not lived the life of a believer nor had he exemplified many Christian values. In many ways, his life spoke in the opposite direction. Could God use such a man and such a life?
The answer from Scripture is clearly yes. God used the Persian and pagan king Cyrus for the sake of His people Israel and the fiery ungodly warrior Jehu to shake a government and nation to end the dynasty of Ahab and Jezebel and the priests of Baal.
If so, then what could be the purpose of a Donald Trump? We know clearly what would have happened had the Democrats won. It was all there in the Democratic platform. The Hyde Amendment would have been struck down causing our tax dollars to go directly to the killing of the unborn. The government’s anti-biblical agenda, the endorsement of immorality, the oppressing and punishing of those who stood for God’s word, and the indoctrination of the nation’s children against the ways of God would not only have continued, but would have deepened and accelerated. It threatened to seal America’s future against the word of God. Indeed, as I wrote last month, the Democratic presidential candidate demanded that “deep-seated religious beliefs be changed so that abortion could expand.” Regardless of what one feels about Donald Trump, his election turned the political and governmental landscape upside down and gave hope that none of these were inevitable and that there could even be a turning back.
And something else happened: he began to surround himself with believers, from his vice president, Mike Pence, to members of his cabinet, to Christian ministers and leaders serving as his counsel. And we have even received confirmation that several key members of his campaign have read or are reading The Harbinger.
This issue is so important that I will continue to share in Sapphires next month as to the prophetic implications, the warning, and the call we have in the days ahead. In the meantime, are we to place our hope in politics, government, a party, or a man? No. But we are to and we must now pray for the new president, that he will fully yield himself to the will and leading of God. And above all, we must pray for revival.
This month, intercede as God’s priest for America, that this revival would come. And may God greatly bless you as you do!

Your brother and co-laborer
in His love and service,

Thursday, March 2, 2017

J. Cahn , PIPB 1.20.17 (Photo: Na Navi Gallery/ajmu)
Restoration and windows of grace: Jesus and Trump
Exclusive: Joseph Farah asks if God has given U.S. 'a refrain from imminent judgment'
As someone who has studied Bible prophecy for most of my life, I have been bemused by some of what I have considered over-the-top, sensational proclamations and assertions by fellow believers about Donald Trump being God’s chosen one for a time such as this.
As much as I am thrilled with most everything I’ve seen from the new White House – from the key appointments, to the first priorities, to the consistency in actions, to the tenacity and steadfastness of his heart, honestly, I’ve had trouble swallowing that Trump is God’s Cyrus for the “restoration” of America’s greatness.
In addition, in my new book, The Restitution of All Things, I take a close look at the ultimate restoration of planet earth – what happens when Jesus comes back and what it will be like during His Kingdom.
Then someone posed this question to me: “Where do Jonathan Cahn’s insights fit in with the Trump revolution?”
It made me think.
People who read what I write consistently know what a profound impact Jonathan Cahn’s teachings have had on me personally over the last five years. When I read “The Harbinger,” it was like a life-shaking revelation. It gave me a profound new understanding of the importance of repentance in the life of a nation. It prompted a redirection of my life with a new emphasis on the spiritual things and less on the political.
Don’t get me wrong. I understood the necessity of repentance in the life of each individual. It was a matter of life and death. But there was something in the way Cahn explained 2 Chronicles 7:14 that gave me, I believe, with the anointing of the Holy Spirit, a subtle new way to understand what this meant for nation-states like Israel and America.
It was as simple as this: God was not expecting the populations of entire nations suddenly to turn to Him. Rather, He was expecting – and possibly demanding – that believers in those nations do so, if they wanted to see their countries saved from imminent judgment. It’s a familiar pattern throughout the Hebrew Scriptures.
That seemed reasonable – and hopeful.
And I absolutely believe America has been on the brink of imminent judgment.
Before I move on, let me ask you: Did you believe that, too? If so, do you think it’s possible that Jonathan Cahn’s profound wake-up call issued in “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” and his other best-selling works may have been more successful than we thought – leading to a respite for America, a Sabbath rest, if you will, a refrain from imminent judgment, a window of grace?
Cahn’s teachings, books, television appearances and movies have prompted continuously the forming of prayer movements in churches, in para-church ministries and networks across the country. There have been annual days of prayer and repentance with, by all accounts, the participation of hundreds of thousands – maybe far more.
I’m entertaining this idea right now in attempting to answer that question from a reader – as well as my own curiosity and longing to know what’s happening in America – a seemingly shocking, perhaps miraculous, megashift.
I’m not forming a conclusion, nor jumping to one.
Clearly, there is only one restitution of all things in the Bible. It’s what all the prophets from Creation forward point to with hope. It’s what I have been researching continuously for several years.
But there are many examples of windows of grace in the history of the Israel and through the history of the world. I strongly suspect we may be experiencing one of the latter right now.
The dizzying pace of Trump’s complete reversal of the very policies that seemed to be dragging America down into imminent judgment is, after all, remarkable. Who would have predicted it? Did it seem even in the realm of possibility in the near term – in 2017?

The Mysteries of Eden

Jonathan appearing on TBN ‘Praise’ television program with Perry Stone and Joel Richardson 
(Airing Friday Night, March 3, TBN)

Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister
 in the Great Commission…
Word for the Month & for Wed., March 1
Scripture: Psalm 51:13
See Message: The Anti-Marginal
2016 was a year in politics unlike any other in living memory, and likely in American history. The stakes in the 2016 presidential election could not have been any higher. The Democratic campaign for the presidency was, in effect, a crusade to seal the changes enacted in the past eight years into permanency. This includes anti-biblical laws, decisions, and executive orders- all changes sealing the nation’s fall from God. Among other things at stake was the appointment of Supreme Court Justices to seal America’s future with regard to the issues of life, morality, and religious freedom for at least a generation or permanently.
The election was a watershed as well as touching on the issues of life and death. The 2016 Democratic Convention was the most brazen in memory in its seeking to expand the killing of the unborn. For the first time in history, the Democratic platform called for the striking down of the Hyde Amendment, so that taxes paid by all Americans could now go unhindered to the funding of the murder of unborn children.
For the first time in American history, a major presidential candidate spoke these words: “Deep seated religious beliefs… must be changed…” The war against God had now attained such proportions that a major candidate for the American presidency could actually call for the altering of people’s faith in God’s Word. Why? So that abortion could expand.
And then there was Donald Trump. If a book had been written listing the top one hundred things never to do when one is running for presidency, he had to have done them all. The odds against stopping the election of the Democratic candidate and the enacting of its platform appeared hopeless. Poll after poll after poll showed a decisive Democratic victory if not a landslide. The media celebrated the upcoming Democratic victory while predicting years of Republican devastation. Believers hoped for the best, but prepared for a new future where they would be increasingly driven to the margins of culture and live under the shadow of persecution.
Then something happened - and nobody was sure exactly what. To this day, no one is exactly sure how it happened. What everyone was sure could never happen - happened. And everyone was shocked.
Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump- and there are many things one can think- his election was against all odds, and with it, everything has changed. The future that many were heralding as the end of Christian America, or fearing as the end of religious liberty, has suddenly been turned upside down. There is great risk, but also hope. In the last days of ancient Israel, as the people headed to judgment, God gave the nation reprieves - windows of time in which to turn back in repentance. Is that what just happened? I will answer that in the next issue. Until then, no matter what, make the most of your time. Use every moment to advance His kingdom and glorify the Lord. May God greatly bless you as you do!
Your brother and co-laborer
in His love and service,

Friday, January 20, 2017

Shalom! Jonathan will be speaking this morning at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast.  He  asks  for your prayers that the Lord will have him do and say exactly as the Lord would have him.  Pray for the Lord's protection on him and all at this historic event.  Also, let us continue to pray for America.  God bless!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Mystery of the Bride and Groom

WND EXCLUSIVE/1.8.17 DID THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT END OBAMA'S LEGACY? Exclusive: Jonathan Cahn reveals mystery of 2016 election

Did a 4,000-year-old covenant just put an end to the legacy of Barack Obama? Could an ancient promise of God recorded in the Book of Genesis, actually cause the election of Donald Trump?
In his eight years in office, Barack Obama enacted a multitude of laws, initiatives, campaigns and legal actions that Christians saw as directly defying and warring against the laws, the order and the Word of God.

This included everything from lobbying for the destruction of the Defense of Marriage Act, to the overturning of the biblical definition of marriage, to the transgenderizing of children’s bathrooms in the nation’s public schools, to the erosion of religious liberty in the military and throughout American culture, to the expansion of abortion around the world, the seeking to make Christian employers go against their beliefs and their faith to fund the killing of the unborn, to the pressuring of governments around the world to end the traditional definition of marriage and kill their unborn and much more.
Obama enacted many of these policies and actions not by the legislative process of having Congress debate, vote on and ratify them but by presidential policies and executive actions, which circumvented Congress. Because of this, much of what he did rested on shaky political ground, being vulnerable to being reversed and nullified by the executive actions of a subsequent president with differing views. Or in other words, he who lives by executive actions can die by them.
Thus much of Obama’s legacy was hanging on the election of 2016. The outcome would decide whether or not his many actions would be sealed by the election of a president in favor of his agenda or reversed by the election of a president not in favor. Thus, he had more riding on the election of 2016 than any president in modern times. In other words, if Hillary Clinton won the election, Obama’s legacy was preserved. If Donald Trump won the election, his legacy would be largely undone.
The election that defied explanation
It seemed to most observers it was impossible for Donald Trump to win the presidency. If there had been a book written on thing never to do if you’re running for the presidency, in the top 10 had to be “Don’t get into a fight with the pope – and if you do, don’t ever call the pope names.” Donald Trump broke that rule and every other. His campaign expenditures were swamped and dwarfed by massive amounts spent by Hillary Clinton. It was a given that he had lost the women’s vote and had lost the key swing votes needed to even have a fighting chance. It was a given among all experts that Trump had virtually no chance of winning the presidency.
And then he won.
It was the shock heard around the world. The Democrats were surprised, the Republicans were surprised, Hillary Clinton was surprised, Donald Trump was surprised. And Barack Obama was surprised. Poll after poll not only showed Trump losing, but losing badly. The odds against him in the Electoral College were even more impossible. And yet he won.
As the voting began, the returns confirmed what virtually every poll and prediction had foreseen. Trump would be defeated, and badly. And then something happened. And no one was quite sure how. The numbers on the boards began to change in his favor. It defied explanation – as most of the experts and pundits were at a loss to account for it and, at best, could now only admit that they had been completely wrong.
And as for those supporting and supporting for a Trump victory, the results appeared nothing less than miraculous.
Obama’s legacy was now surely to be undone. What had happened? Obama claimed that the election had been impacted by some interference. A foreign power, Russia, he claimed, had hacked into American computers, and particularly into those belonging to operatives in the Democratic Party, and used the information to tilt the election in Trump’s favor. It became a major international incident. In response, Obama ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats.
But what really happened? Even if Russia did interfere, what happened in the election of 2016 could not be explained by any one factor.

Could the answer lie in a 4000 year old mystery from the Book of Genesis?
Enter Abraham, a Middle Eastern shepherd from the Ur of the Chaldees and chosen by God to bring into the world a new nation – Israel.
In Genesis 12, God gives Abraham a promise: “I will bless those you who bless you and curse those who curse you.” In other words, those peoples, kings and nations that bless the children of Israel, the Jewish people, will be blessed. And those who curse them will be cursed. But it goes further than that. The promise contains the principle of reciprocity. Whatever you do to Israel will be done to you.
Beyond what Obama did on the biblical issues of life, gender, marriage and religious liberty, Christians were horrified by what he did with regard to Israel. Under the Obama administration, relations between American and Israel fell to an all-time low, the worst it had ever been since the creation of Israel in 1948. Beyond that, Obama appeared to declare war on America’s strongest and closest ally in the Middle East. He attacked Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, over and over again, relentlessly. He publicly maligned Israel’s leader and government in a way he had never done even to America’s sworn enemies.

In the spring of 2015, Netanyahu was up for election. It was clear that Obama wanted Netanyahu to be defeated – with a passion. He believed that if Netanyahu’s opponent could win, then Netanyahu’s policies could be reversed, undone, nullified. Then Obama could enforce his plan for Israel and the Palestinians.
Interfering in another country’s election, and especially another country that constitutes a close ally, has long been considered forbidden. But in the case of Israel, apparently Obama felt that this taboo could be broken. During that Israeli election, article after article came out revealing that the Obama administration was doing just that, intervening and interfering in Israel’s election.
Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu …”
Obama campaign team arrives in Israel to defeat Netanyahu”
Netanyahu pollster: Obama role in election larger than reported”
Obama’s offensive against Netanyahu backfires”
According to the reports, Obama was funding an organization in Israel dedicated to defeating Netanyahu in his bid for re-election as Israel’s prime minister.
But in a way that was eerily similar to Trump’s victory in America, all the polls and major media outlets were predicting Netanyahu’s defeat and the end of his agenda. And paralleling what would happen in the American election the following year, the outcome was so surprising that many media outlets didn’t even make it known for hours.
Netanyahu won.
Obama’s interference in Israel’s election had come to nothing. And Netanyahu’s policies would be preserved.

But the ancient covenant that God made with Israel ordains that what one does to Israel will be done back to you – either directly by God, or indirectly, using a vessel or secondary means.
Obama had sought to end the policies, stands and agenda of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Therefore, according to the ancient mystery, God would likewise bring the policies, stands and agenda of Barack Obama to an end.
Obama, as an outside power, had intervened and interfered in the election of Israel to defeat the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu
Therefore, according to the mystery, it would mean that God would likewise allow an outside power to interfere in America’s election in order to defeat the policies of Barack Obama.
Beyond Russia, the mystery would ordain that God Himself could intervene in America’s election to cause Barack Obama’s policies to be undone and his legacy nullified. This would explain the very strange, odds-defying, experts-defying and natural explanation-defying phenomenon of the 2016 election – that it was God’s intervention.
This divine law of history has been in effect from the days of Babylon and Egypt and to this day, long before Barack Obama, long before America itself. That Obama does not know this ancient biblical law, or doesn’t believe it, is obvious. For shortly after the election, the Obama administration brought America’s relationship to Israel to yet new unprecedented depths. He chose to have America abandon Israel at the United Nations and make possible a resolution that calls Jerusalem Palestinian territory.
As Obama leaves the White House and watches his legacy being taken apart, it may be wise that he not look not to the Russians, but open a Bible to Genesis 12 and realize that there are laws and a force much greater than he – namely, the force (God) who said, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you” – and has kept His word from the days of the ancient pharaohs to the days of Barack Obama. For another ancient law is also true – namely:
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures forever” (Isaiah 40:6).

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Mystery of the Smeekha!


Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission,

Word for the Month & for Sun., January 1
Scripture: Psalm 143:5
See Message: After the Shaking 

When Jacob woke up from his dream in which God spoke to him, he set up a rock to serve as a memorial to the encounter. When the Israelites crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land, they set up a monument of stones to serve as a memorial of that crossing. The rocks would be unchanging reminders of the nation’s past, part of its collective memory. Rocks and monuments serve to preserve, reinforce, or create a national memory.
When Jeroboam sought to change Israel’s identity from a godly nation to a pagan nation that worshiped idols, he built two golden calves and told the nation: “Behold your gods O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.” Jeroboam was rewriting history. He was altering Israel’s national memory – and doing so through the monument of a golden calf. If one can alter a nation’s memory, one will alter that nation’s identity and future.
And so it is especially noteworthy what President Obama did this past summer. He declared the Stonewall Inn in New York City to be a national monument. Stonewall was now something all Americans were to celebrate. It was now to be enshrined in America’s national memory.
What exactly was this new monument and shrine that we’re now to venerate? Stonewall was a gay bar run by the Mafia and raided by police who regularly received bribe money from the bar. During one of these raids, the patrons of Stonewall fought the police who found themselves trapped inside the bar. Angry patrons then threw garbage into the bar and lit it up on fire. Then someone poured lighter fluid into the bar to cause an even greater fire. This is what we were called on to venerate.
The point of making this a national monument is to alter America’s national memory. It is to convert the history of the gay agenda into the hallowed history and sacred memory of the nation as a whole. By altering a nation’s memory, one also alters a nation’s identity and future.
At the same time, it is no accident that in the same day that America enshrines immorality as a national monument, it is striking down the monuments of morality and righteousness. All across the land, monuments to the ten commandments, to Jesus, to God, to the cross are being removed, struck down, torn down. What does that signify? A monument is a memory. To remove Christian or godly monuments, is to seek to eradicate the memory of God and Christianity from the nation’s consciousness. Alter that memory, and you alter the nation’s identity – no longer Christian – and you alter its future – godless.
In such a time, it is crucial that we as God’s people all the more obey the command to remember – to remember His Word, remember His ways, remember His commands, remember His order, remember His truth, remember His power, and remember His love. This month, be in His Word all the more, and let it change your identity – and thus, your future. And may God greatly bless you as you do!
Your brother and co-laborer
in His love and service,