Jonathan Cahn, the Bible teacher and author who started warning
nine years ago that America was facing the judgment of God if it did
not reject secularism and return to its Judeo-Christian roots, says
the June 26 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage in all
50 states marks the formal end to Christian America.
Barring a “miracle of God,” the die has been cast, said the
author of “The
Harbinger” and “The
Mystery of the Shemitah.”
Cahn, speaking at the annual Messiah Conference at Messiah
College in Pennsylvania on America’s Independence Day, said the U.S.
and the world are undergoing “tectonic shifts” in terms of attitudes
Even those who consider themselves “Christian” will continue to
stray from right doctrine, he said, choosing instead to blend in
with the ways of Western culture.
He said the world has entered what the apostle Paul called the
“falling away” or the apostasy. This period, which marks the
beginning of the “end of the age” and the soon return of Jesus
Christ, will be similar to the period at the beginning of the age,
when pagan Rome viciously persecuted the followers of Jesus.
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But just as the early Church in the Book of Acts was marked by
its “dynamic, revolutionary, counter-culture faith,” the last-days
remnant that refuses to conform to the decaying moral structure of
modern culture will also be marked by these same dynamic
“At the beginning it was a revolutionary, radical, underground,
counter-culture and Jewish faith. It was for all people but Jewish.
As it moved away (from Jerusalem) the Jewish leadership vanished.
And the more this faith became imbedded in Western culture, in world
culture, the more this faith lost its identity,” he said.
After the apostles and the early Church fathers died and the
Church got cut off from its Jewish roots, it lost something, said
Cahn, who was speaking to about 1,000 Messianic Jewish and gentile
believers at the annual conference of the Messianic Jewish
Association of America. This year’s conference was also celebrating
the 100th anniversary of organized Messianic Judaism, a movement of
Jewish believers who came to faith in Jesus, or Yeshua, as their
Messiah in 1915.
In the last days Christianity will continue to break into two,
said Cahn. There will be the apostate false church and that which
remains true to the Gospel and a biblical worldview. The true
Church will boldly speak the truth on moral issues, as well as
embrace Israel and support the Jewish people at a time when the rest
of the world sees Israel as the enemy.
“At the beginning of the age you had an anti-Christian pagan
culture that persecuted believers, well it’s coming back,” he
explained. “We are at a pivotal point.”
This new period of total lawlessness and apostasy in which whole
Christian denominations are falling in line with the world’s
changing view of marriage, is only the latest symptom that the world
and the Church are racing in different directions.
“We are watching changes of tectonic significance. Two years ago,
speaking at this conference, I said the ground is shifting beneath
our feet. Now I say it has shifted. If ever there was a moment that
has marked America’s and much of the Western civilized world’s
departure, of a post-Christian America, that definitive marker has
come,” Cahn said. “It came just two days before this conference
began. It happened on June 26, 2015, when the judgment of the
nation’s highest court struck down the word of God concerning
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‘We have crossed that line’
Cahn said he was there, in Washington, D.C., on the day the
court heard oral arguments in the same-sex marriage case.
“I witnessed a man in sackcloth on the steps of the Supreme
Court, and a woman with a sign saying ‘Don’t cross this line,’” he
said. “The next day I spoke on Capitol Hill to leaders and members
Cahn told those leaders that if a nation’s high court “should
pass judgment on the Almighty, should you then be surprised if the
Almighty should pass judgement on that court and that nation? We
have crossed that line, the ground has shifted, and things are not
going to be the same.
“And what happened was not just about marriage but a symptom of a
civilization rejecting this Judeo-Christian faith that we brought to
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Prepare for persecution
And the court’s decision will reverberate well beyond the
marriage altar, Cahn said.
“The voice of the prophets, they cry out and say, ‘Woe to those
that call good evil and evil good.’ Every step this culture takes to
celebrate sin, is matched by an equal step to vilify and persecute
those who are of God,” he said. “It’s no accident we are witnessing
the beginnings of persecution.”
That warning was made even more significant because of who it
came from, Cahn said.
“The warnings that believers will be persecuted didn’t come this
time from students of biblical prophecy but from every single one of
the dissenting Supreme Court justices,” he said. “They each sounded
an alarm in that ruling — that believers will be persecuted. You
don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing.
It’s no accident this event is being noted as a harbinger. The end
of Christian America.”
He said this “end” will mark the “disestablishment of the
Church,” and “what may be the removal of all tax exemption, the
vilification of God’s people.”
Cahn recently spoke at the United Nations concerning the
persecution of Christian people in the Middle East and warned that
this persecution, if not stopped, will spread to the West.
“That persecution is not going to be an issue just for them.
Except for the hand of God and revival it’s coming,” he said. “Two
things converged here now. We’re celebrating the 100 milestone year
of an end-time phenomenon, the beginning of the Jewish people
returning to their Messiah, and it’s also July 4th and we’re
witnessing the apostasy, the falling of the church. And for you in
other nations it will affect you just as well.”
If anyone needed confirmation that history has arrived at
“Post-Christian America,” they got it from President Obama and the
White House immediately following the Supreme Court’s landmark
“Just a few days ago the highest house in the land representing
the American government was bathed in colors not of the American
flag but of another flag representing the celebration of what the
Bible calls evil,” Cahn said. “A war that used the rainbow, the very
sign of God’s covenant and mercy in the face of judgment, to
desecrate His name, a sign of desecration covering the White House.”
‘God is not mocked’
Cahn said he warned for several years that American Christians
were watching a civilization approaching judgment.
Harbinger‘ I warned of the nine harbingers of judgment that
appeared in Israel’s last days that are appearing now,” he said.
“The signs have not stopped since the book came out. They’ve
continued. One year ago one of those nine signs of America was
destroyed on a Jewish holy day (of Passover), and on the night of
its destruction the moon turned red.”
He was referring to the “Tree of Hope,” a cedar tree that was
planted near Ground Zero of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade
Center towers, in place of a sycamore that had been destroyed by the
falling debris. The cedar withered and died, and was removed on
Passover of 2014. The cedar is a symbol of a nation’s strength in
Old Testament Bible prophesy.
“Another of the nine harbingers, the president went down to
ground zero (in 2012) and ascribed words on its highest beam that
described words of judgment that led to the destruction of ancient
northern Israel,” Cahn said.
Without knowing that he was repeating the prideful vow of ancient
Israel as recorded by the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 9:10, Obama wrote
on the steel girder of
the rebuilt tower: “We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger.”
“This past weekend, the top of that tower right above those words
(of the president) was also bathed in rainbow. A Tower of defiance,”
Cahn said. “God is long-suffering and merciful, but God is not
Cahn’s second book, “The
Mystery of the Shemitah,” which came out in 2014, discusses the
seven-year biblical cycle God gave to Moses in Deuteronomy in which
the nation was to observe a Sabbath year once over seven years,
letting the land rest, refraining from sowing and reaping, and
canceling the debts on the last day of the Sabbath year.
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explains the biblical principle of the seven-year cycle that God
gave to Moses.
For a nation that has turned its back on its godly heritage, the
seven-year cycle can manifest as judgment. Cahn traced every major
recession since 1973 to the seven-year Shemitah cycle.
The Shemitah years of 2001 and 2008 brought the 9/11 attacks and
record stock-market crashes. The current Shemitah year of 2015 winds
up on Sept. 13, or Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar. It was on Elul
29, the last day of the year on the Hebrew calendar, that the last
two record stock market crashes occurred. This time Elul 29 falls on
Sept. 13, which is a Sunday, and the stock markets will be closed.
“This is the mystery that has marked the rise and fall of
economies, stock markets, nations, empires,” Cahn said. “Two
cautions. God doesn’t have to do anything at the climax of the
“We cannot put God in a box. If we do He gets out. It could be
very uneventful. I don’t want people focusing on dates but on being
right with God.”
But the second caution is just as strong, it could happen at this
time. But either way no matter the timing. Whether with the Shemitah
or beyond, whether sooner or later I believe a great shaking is
coming to this nation and this world. It will involve a shaking of
the great financial, economic realm, and yet it will be bigger than
that, and when the dust clears we are to stand. The signs are all
converging. We are witnessing the acceleration of the apostasy
deepening, A growing hatred and mocking of God. At the same time the
worst deterioration of America’s relationship with Israel. The
administration has threatened to reassess its relationship with
Israel, and maybe abandon it at the U.N. but the ancient covenant
that God made with Abraham says if you reassess your relationship
with Israel He will reassess his relationship with you. If you
abandon Israel you will be abandoned. If you place Israel in danger
what will happen to you?”
“Whether something happens nearer or later, do I believe it’s
wise to prepare? Yes. Physically and more import spiritually. For
you who are not born again, in Hebrew the name for safety is Yeshua.
“For you who are in Messiah there’s a place you can go that’s the
safest place on Earth. It’s called the will of God. Get into that
and do not fear. We are now closer to that day.
This is a seismic changes going on call for a return to the
radical, counter-culture faith of the early Christians, Cahn said.
“This is our Esther moment. We were destined for such a time as
this, we have to rise to it. The time for wavering is over, the time
for playing with sin is over,” he said. “Whatever is in your life
that is preventing you from your high calling given to you the time
is now to get it out. There is no choice for us, for we in our
house, we will follow god. Whatever it is then bring it on. We will
follow Yeshua we will not bow down our knees to Baal. We will only
bow to the God if Israel, Isaac, Jacob, Yeshua.”
Watch Cahn’s entire message delivered July 4 at Messiah