Ironically, President Barack Obama's State of the Union message declaring that "the shadow of crisis has passed" couldn't be further from the truth, says one New York Times bestselling author. He also contends that America's 143-year reign as the world's strongest economic force officially came to a close ... months ago.
Instead of the shadows lifting — as the president predicted on Tuesday night — the biblically savvy rabbi argues that they are just beginning to set in. He refers to ancient Israel's falling away from God's Word and soon-to-follow disintegration as a nation as a warning few Americans have heeded.
"Listening to the president's State of the Union address, I was reminded of ancient Israel," Rabbi Jonathan Cahn told WND. "The people (of Israel) convinced themselves that they were coming back stronger than before. And then it all collapsed, and the judgment came."
Of harbingers and Shemitahs
Cahn, whose book The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future was a New York Times bestseller for more than 110 weeks, argues that America's rejection of God's Word is ushering in His judgments — a cause-and-effect that is thoroughly examined in his work.
The "harbingers" that Cahn mentions as signs of America's impending demise are typical of a post-Christian society — one that has turned its back on God and that will suffer the consequences.
Cahn also points to the current Shemitah year as a clear indication that America is in the midst of a plunge into obscurity. He describes the dynamics of the Shemitah in another one of his New York Times bestsellers — The Mystery of the Shemitah: The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future, the World’s and Future and Your Future! — alerting America of judgments in the past few months and months to come.
"The Shemitah comes once every seven years," WND's Leo Hohmann explains in his article. "In biblical Israel, it brought a canceling of debts, a resting of the land from sowing and reaping, and a resetting of financial accounts. The seven-year Shemitah cycle was meant as a blessing as long as the Israelites followed God and observed his ways, but it could manifest as judgment if the nation turned to its own devices and removed God from its culture and legal system." MORE