Of sycamores, cedars and harbingers: A dire warning for America

The roots of a sycamore tree at Ground Zero felled on Sept. 11, 2001, have been preserved as a memorial to the event in New York City.


What do sycamore and cedar trees have to do with biblical prophecy, the tragic events of 9/11 and the imminent future of the United States? Everything, according to the Old Testament prophet Isaiah. In fact, our guest today says that Isaiah Chapter 9 is an urgent wake-up call for all Americans in light of what happened on that fateful day a decade ago.

“The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi from the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., it is the largest messianic congregation in America. Rabbi Cahn says there are stunning connections between what some may think is a cryptic biblical prophecy to the news events happening right now, in our current time.

A "harbinger" is a foretelling of what is to come. And Jonathan says before God judges a nation, He sends warning.  Just as He sent warning to ancient Israel, the attacks of 9/11 were a warning. And like ancient Israel, if the nation ignores God’s warning there will be dire consequences, Jonathan says.  The Harbinger is a novel with fictional characters, but the warning is quite real.

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Here is what God told the Israelite nation in Isaiah 9:

The Lord has sent a message against Jacob; it will fall on Israel. All the people will know it— Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria— who say with pride and arrogance of heart, “The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.” http://youtu.be/ukYiWd3T9sk http://youtu.be/tunaceXr1a0