Editor’s note: Jonathan Cahn is one of America’s best-known messianic rabbis and New York Times best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” which remained on that list for more than 100 weeks in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, his “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” also became a New York Times best-seller. His latest, “The Book of Mysteries,” was, once again, one of the best-sellers in its first week in release this month.
Another harbinger has appeared in the land – and this one in New York City.
In the last days of ancient Israel, warnings, prophetic signs and harbingers appeared in the land, foreshadowing the judgment to come. The nation ignored these harbingers and headed to destruction.
In “The Harbinger,” the mystery is revealed that those same harbingers and warnings of national judgment have now appeared on American soil. But in the ancient case, Israel ignored the warnings and plunged even deeper into apostasy, immorality, ungodliness and brazen defiance of God. America is following the exact same template of judgment, the same course and the same progression.
But Israel’s defiance of God was linked to a specific entity – the god Baal. Baal was the god to whom they sacrificed their children, before whom they practiced sexual immorality and called good “evil” and evil “good.” Baal was the god in whose name Israel persecuted the prophets and the righteous of their day.
Baal was their anti-god, their substitute for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the god of their apostasy and the god of their destruction. Baal was their devil god. In fact the name for satan, Beelzebul and Beelzebub, is derived from Baal – meaning “Baal of the flies” and “Baal of dung.” (Click to Article)