There is something I’ve been hearing more and more about lately in the religious community that refers to Isaiah 9:10. In Isaiah 9 of the Bible Israel is warned to repent and turn back towards God but they don’t and as it ends up Israel is then taken into captivity for 70 years by the Babylonians. What I hear more and more people saying is that history is repeating itself and Isaiah 9:10 is now applicable to the US. What this means is we are repeating the history of ancient Israel when God began to bring judgement against Israel for their having turned away from him.
In the days of Isaiah, Israel was given nine warnings and some now claim that the US is being given the same nine warnings. The Israelites were full of arrogance and pride and when they began to suffer destruction their attitude was that they would rebuild but stronger. The refused to repent and turn back to God and this brought about their end. God brought judgement on them because of their apostasy and the nine warnings were meant to awaken them but it was of no use. Instead of turning back to God the Israelites became even more deviant. Each warning was bigger than the first and Israel began to suffer until they were carried off into captivity by the Babylonians for 70 years. Israel was the northern kingdom and Judah was the southern kingdom at that time.
More and more people are beginning to see parallels between ancient Israel and the present day US. They point out that we’ve already been given several warnings. These include the horror of 9/11, the war on terror, and the economic collapse. They say there is more to come and each warning will be bigger than the ones before it. They believe America is now under judgement and unless we turn back to God our nation is pretty much over. Will we, like ancient Israel, become captives of some other nation? These people believe so if we don’t change our ways quickly.
I read the book entitled “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds The Secret of America’s Future” by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn not long ago and he’s releasing a two our video on March 1 called “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgement.” The rabbi may be correct in his suspicions that America is now repeating the history of ancient Israel and that we are presently on the road to self ruin because of our pride, arrogance, and turning away from God. If he is correct then our collective futures are not bright. In fact our collective futures in this country appear very bleak.
I think many of us know already that something is amiss in our nation. We can’t exactly put our finger on it but it seems that in every area of our nation and society there is something badly wrong and it’s getting worse. Our government has become overly paranoid and from the looks of things it appears that they now consider the people enemies of government. The economy is still falling and there are now many Americans out of work and out on the street. Racial and ethnic tensions are growing and prices are rising. Our civil liberties are either being stripped away or compromised in the name of national security and keeping us safe. To many the future looks very bleak.
If Rabbi Cahn is right then we’d better forsake our pride and arrogance in this nation. And we’d better turn back towards God instead of continuing to turn away from him. You may not agree with me or with Rabbi Cahn but can we as a nation possibly do any worse than we are now if we do this? For a long time I’ve known there is a growing dark cloud over our nation and many others have known it also. It’s not getting any better but it is getting worse. America keeps falling and I’ve come to the point to where I know longer believe God is blessing America. We all like to think that we are all-powerful and God is not really real but we are wrong. Something created this material universe and it all didn’t just happen by chance. You can call that “something” God or whatever you want. Whatever it is I think we’d better turn back towards it before we find ourselves destroyed as a nation and possibly enslaved by some other people like the ancient Israelites found themselves. Until we turn back things are only going to keep getting worse.