In His Smash Hit, ‘The Oracle,’ Jonathan Cahn Says ‘An Ancient Jewish Rite Reveals the Major Events of Our Time’

Cahn Couples Current Events with a Look Back at the Bible

NEW YORKThe Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled” by New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn remains at the top of many charts, more than six months after its fall 2019 release. And readers are still clamoring for and talking about Cahn’s epic worldwide hit.

In “The Oracle,” Cahn brings to life many fascinating topics, among them, how an ancient Jewish rite reveals the major events of our time.

Leviticus 25:10 says: “You shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee to you, and each of you shall return to his possession, and every person shall return to his family.”

Could an ancient law from the Bible be determining the events of our times? In the Jewish tradition the Jubilee Year is a year of rest, restoration and resetting. Agricultural work is put on hold so laborers can enjoy their produce (Lev. 25:12). Everyone returns to their land and their family (v. 10). Debts are taken care of in a way that is fair and not oppressive.

The Year of the Jubilee is also said to have prophetic implications. “The Oracle” unpacks the history of Israel alongside “Jubilean mysteries” regarding what the future holds for the Jewish people.

The Jubilee, the year of restoration, would take place every 50 years. As Cahn reveals in “The Oracle,” one can pinpoint the key prophetic events of modern times by Jubilean calendar.

“Going as far back as 1867, with an event involving Mark Twain, and then to 1917 and the First World War, to 1967 and the Six Day War, and as recent as 2017, and an act involving Donald Trump, the mystery has manifested like clockwork,” Cahn says. “It can only be explained by the reality of the God of Scripture.”

Though what’s revealed in “The Oracle” is real, as with Cahn’s other best-sellers, “The Harbinger” and “The Book of Mysteries,” everything is explained through a narrative, as Cahn takes readers on a journey to find the man called “the Oracle.” One by one, each of the Jubilean mysteries is revealed through the giving of a vision to a traveler. “The Oracle” uncovers the mysteries of The Stranger, The Lost City, The Land of Seven Wells, The Birds, The Number of the End, The Man in the Black Robe, The Prophet’s Song, The Man with the Measuring Line, The Matrix of Years, The Day of the Lions, The Awakening of the Dragon and many more.

“The Oracle” promises to reveal the “mystery of the ages”—and of Donald Trump, the White House and more. Cahn also opens up ancient mysteries that lie behind the current events and leaders of modern times. Throughout the book, the reader is taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and events that are yet to come.

Families Need Men to Lead in Times of Crisis, Says Dr. Tim Clinton in New Book ‘Take It Back’

God Is Looking for Men Who Are Authentic and Serve Him

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Husbands and fathers are in uncharted territory, with children home from school, possibly anxious or worried wives, and perhaps the challenges of working remotely and even “attending” church online.

Their families need them to lead during this difficult time, so how can men do so from a biblical center?

Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” says that authentic manhood begins with serving God, and he uses the Bible’s King David as an example.

“David understood that as Israel’s new leader, his son, Solomon, would need to take a stand, leading the people in keeping God’s ways,” Clinton says. “His leadership of Israel, however, had to begin with his own personal integrity before God. David related authentic manhood to serving God. That’s big. The same is true today.

“For men to impact the culture around them and their circles of influence, starting with their families, they must embrace God’s true definition of manhood and masculinity,” he adds. “You don’t have to accept mainstream media’s or some liberal organization’s label of who you are, and you certainly don’t have to accept the mischaracterized version of traditional masculinity—but instead you must accept the absolute truth of what God’s Word says about you.”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton notes that J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “When God does discover a man who conforms to His spiritual requirement, who is willing to pay the full price of discipleship, He uses him to the limit, despite his patent shortcomings.”

“The great need of our culture today is not for more men of talent or more men of success but for more men of character with hearts that follow hard after God,” Clinton says. “Our culture needs men who have taken up David’s challenge to Solomon to ‘be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man’ and who understand what that means. Yes, God is looking for a man. Will He find you?”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back,” co-authored with Max Davis, empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

In Astounding Best-Seller ‘The Oracle,’ Jonathan Cahn Introduces the Christians Throughout History Who Have Helped Israel in Significant Ways—1917 and 2017 Were Key

From General Edmund Allenby to Donald Trump, Cahn Reveals the Major Players, as Well as a Precise Mystery That Pinpoints the Timing of World Events

NEW YORKIn his mega-hit The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn not only reveals an amazing, uncanny and eerily precise mystery that pinpoints the timing of world events, but introduces to readers the Christians throughout history who accomplished significant things for Israel.

Readers and reviewers alike can’t stop talking about “The Oracle,”which promises to reveal the “mystery of the ages”—and of Donald Trump, the White House and more. Cahn also opens up ancient mysteries that lie behind the current events and leaders of modern times.

Throughout the best-seller, Cahn introduces these men who played a part in Israel’s history:

General Edmund Allenby—British

Allenby was born into a devout Christian home. From childhood, he was immersed in the stories of the Bible and, in particular, the accounts of the Hebrew Scriptures that his father used to read to him each morning. He learned of the Promised Land and of its heroes, Joshua, David, Elijah. He would remain an avid student of the Bible his entire life. He ended up in the British army, and it was his army that took Jerusalem from the Ottoman Empire in 1917. The Bible student who never wanted a career as a soldier was the vessel through which the ancient prophecies would be brought to their fulfillment.

Arthur Balfour—British

Balfour was a man of deep Christian faith. His encounter with Chaim Weizmann left a lasting impression and a growing conviction concerning the return of the Jewish people to the land. He became the British Foreign Secretary under David Lloyd George and penned the Balfour Declaration in 1917,calling forthe establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.

David Lloyd George—British

George became the Prime Minister of Britain after the government of H.H. Asquith collapsed in December 1916. George’s knowledge of the Bible had predisposed him to the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel. But it was Weizmann’s impact on George that would be critical in the events that followed.

John Henry Patterson—Irish

Born in Ireland to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother, Patterson grew up with the Bible, reading its accounts of the ancient heroes and warriors of the land. When he was 17, he joined the British Army and eventually formed the Jewish Legion in 1917.

Harry Truman—American

Truman was a student of the Bible, having read it several times through by the age of 14. He knew well the connection of Israel to the land, and he held a deep sympathy for the plight of the Jewish people and their need for a safe refuge. Just as King Cyrus was thrust to the pinnacle of world power to sanction the return of the Jewish people to their land and the nation’s rebirth, so too was Truman thrust to the pinnacle of world power at the exact moment that the second return of Israel was about to begin. Truman’s backing of the future Jewish state was fiercely opposed by his own State Department, which appeared resolved to thwart his will on the matter at every turn. Despite this, he persevered and would be pivotal in the passage of the UN resolution that would bring Israel back into existence. And then, at the moment of Israel’s resurrection, it was because of Truman that America would become the first nation to grant recognition. 

Donald Trump—American

While Truman had been a student of the Bible, you could hardly say that of Trump. In that way, Trump all the more fit the template of Cyrus. Cyrus hadn’t known God and yet was used to fulfill God’s purposes. In March 2017, Trump’s first year as president, he issued a statement from the White House on the occasion of Nowruz, the New Year’s Day of ancient Persia. In his statement, President Trump actually spoke of King Cyrus, saying “Cyrus the Great, a leader of the ancient Persian Empire, famously said that ‘freedom, dignity, and wealth together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity.’” It was not only that the president had issued a public statement in which he spoke of Cyrus, but that he spoke words that had been attributed to the ancient king. In other words, he wasn’t only speaking of Cyrus; he was now speaking as Cyrus.

Charles Warren—British

When Warren returned from England after measuring Jerusalem, he wrote a vision, foreseeing the return of the Jewish people from exile and that their return would lead to the birth of a nation. He envisioned the nation of Israel resurrected from the dead as a Jewish state, and he saw the great powers of Europe involved in its resurrection. He wrote of a future where the land could accommodate millions of Jewish people. And yet even with such numbers, he believed that the new Jewish nation could attain a standard of living equal to that of the most advanced nations. With the return of the Jewish people, he wrote, “and with the blessings of God, the land known to the world as Palestine could again become the ‘land flowing with milk and honey’ as in the days of the Bible.” Warren’s vision was amazingly prophetic—and it would come true. He knew about the biblical prophecies of Israel’s rebirth; it was those prophecies that gave him the confidence to envision what seemed otherwise unimaginable. He penned the first detailed vision and plan for the establishment of a Jewish state in the land of Israel, and it was written over 20 years before a similar vision and plan would be penned by a Jewish hand.

Though what’s revealed in “The Oracle” is real, as with Cahn’s other best-sellers, “The Harbinger” and “The Book of Mysteries,” everything is explained through a narrative, as Cahn takes readers on a journey to find the man called “the Oracle.” One by one, each of the Jubilean mysteries is revealed through the giving of a vision to a traveler. “The Oracle” uncovers the mysteries of The Stranger, The Lost City, The Land of Seven Wells, The Birds, The Number of the End, The Man in the Black Robe, The Prophet’s Song, The Man with the Measuring Line, The Matrix of Years, The Day of the Lions and many more.

Throughout “The Oracle,” readers are taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and events that are yet to come.

Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book, “The Harbinger,” which became an instant New York Times best-seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next three books were also New York Times best-sellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries” and “The Paradigm.” He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and Jonathan Cahn Facebook.

Visit TheOracleMystery.com“The Oracle” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.

Jonathan Cahn: ‘The Return’—A Pivotal Event in American and World History Bringing Thousands to Washington Mall Sept. 26

The Day of Return’—National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance with Dr. James Dobson, Pat Roberson, Ann Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Kevin Jessip and Many More


NEW YORK—Some of the most influential evangelical leaders from across the United States believe that we are at a juncture in American and world history that can permanently seal our nation’s course, and the course of world history, for bad or good, for calamity or redemption.

Many of the most noteworthy leaders in the nation believe that America has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God. On Sept. 26, 2020, thousands of evangelicals will gather at the Washington Mall to participate in an event to take place in Washington, D.C., to pray for the sake of our nation and its people. This event is recognized as “The Return.”

Jonathan Cahn, New York Times best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” “The Paradigm,” “The Book of Mysteries” and his newest book, “The Oracle,” says in a video on The Return website“America and much of western civilization, was founded on a biblical foundation stone, but it has turned away from that foundation. We have not only driven God out of our public life, and have called what is good evil and what is sin good, but we have sacrificed the lives of over 60 million unborn children. And America’s fall from God is not only progressing—it’s accelerating—to the point that it is no longer just a falling away but a war against the purposes of God.

“I wrote in ‘The Harbinger’ of the signs of judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel—warning of calamity—that these same signs of warning have now appeared on American soil.

“The biblical template concerning judgment is that the nation so warned is given a space of time—to return or to head for judgment and calamity. We are now in that window of time, but if America continues on its present course, that window will come to an end and there will come a flood that will begin the end of religious freedom, even usher in persecution and seal America’s fall. And if America falls, it will affect the entire world.”

Believers and leaders who are already part of The Return include everyone from Dr. James Dobson, Pat Roberson, Ann Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Kevin JessipMichele Bachmann, Gordon Robertson, Marcus Lamb, Bishop Harry Jackson—and many, many more.

Cahn goes on to say that 2020 is crucial as it leads to a presidential election in which the stakes are higher and the necessity of prayer—more critical than ever before. And even if the election goes in the direction of biblical values and righteousness—if America doesn’t see a spiritual turning, an awakening, repentance and revival—then all political, legal, judicial and cultural efforts will ultimately fail or be undone. 

“We have a window of time, and the purpose of that window is return and revival,” Cahn continues. “Without that return, America will be lost. In the days following 9/11, people flocked to houses of worship, and it looked as if there could have been a spiritual revival and awakening. But it never came because there was no repentance. And without repentance, without a turning back, there can be no revival.  

“But I have seen once in my lifetime the hand of God change the course of American and world history,” he adds, “and it all began not in the halls of government but with the people of God who gathered in a sacred assembly in our nation’s capital with Scripture: ‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their sinful ways, I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.’

“It can happen again. But if we don’t respond now at this most critical moment, we may never have the chance to do so again. Since the time of 9/11, I have been calling for return, repentance and revival, not only as individuals but as a nation, according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. At the same time, a faithful man of God, Kevin Jessip, has for years carried the burden of a sacred assembly for that same purpose of restoration. We are convicted that now is the time. Therefore, this is the announcing of The Return—The National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance. It will be a day, and more than a day, a time and season for the moving for prayer, repentance, return and revival.”

The central day of “The Return” will be Saturday, Sept. 26, in a sacred assembly according to what is laid forth in Scripture, taking place in the nation’s capital on the Washington Mall. But it will also take place throughout America in events in cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, especially for those who can’t make it for the event in Washington. There will also be events and gatherings taking place in other nations around the world.  

“The Return” will take place40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God.

Cahn asks, “When does the movement for ‘The Return’ begin? Right now. How? With you and me as we commit this time and this year for return, prayer, repentance and revival—to commit first to our own repentance and to begin actually living in revival, and then to pray for others, the return and revival of our nation, and the world. You who are parents, begin by leading your families in revival; ministers, lead your groups in revival; pastors, lead your churches in revival; leaders of ministries, movements, denominations, lead your people into revival. Let the believers, pastors and churches in your area know. Use social media, use everything you can to spread the word, so they can have a part.” 

Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance—starting on the Feast of Trumpets and ending with the Day of Atonement Sept. 18-28.Visit “The Return” website at www.thereturnwebsite.org to register and learn more.

What Will Christians Do About November?

God, Trump, and the 2020 Election’ Author Stephen E. Strang Writes About the Urgency of Christians’ Actions on So Many Aspects of Culture

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

As the pause button is pressed on aspects of American life today, what does this mean for November’s election?

Regardless, it seems our nation has been divided into voting blocs, and Christians, especially Evangelicals, are an influential one. But our strength is in our numbers, and too many conservative Christians are tempted to disengage on Election Day. The fact is, whether liberal or conservative, not all Christians vote, and even conservative Christians who do go to the polls don’t always vote based on biblical principles.

Historian David Barton watches Christian voting trends with interest and says no one can know precisely what the actual numbers are; they are based only on generally identified percentages in the United States. There will be regions where these numbers will be higher or lower, but they all combine to form a national general picture.

  • The current U.S. population is 329.4 million.
  • The number of eligible voters (those at least 18 years old) is 255.7 million (which is 77.6% of the total population).
  • Professing Christians are 70.6% of the population, or 180.8 million eligible voters.
  • 33.1% of eligible voters are not registered to vote, including 59.8 million Christians.
  • 36% of professing Christians are considered Evangelical, so 21.5 million Evangelicals are unregistered.

Short story: about 59.8 million professing Christians are not registered to vote, of whom about 21.5 million are professing Evangelicals also not registered to vote. In my book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” I discuss how both Republicans and Democrats are trying to get more people to register who they believe will vote for their candidates. If we are concerned, as I am, that people “vote biblically,” the situation becomes more complicated.

“Getting church people to register to vote will not necessarily result in improved candidates,” Barton said. For example, despite efforts to get Christians to register and vote in the 2016 presidential election, 57% of all first-time voters supported Hillary Clinton. “That is one of the highest levels of support she received from any group,” Barton said. “Thus, just because church people get registered to vote does not mean they will vote in a biblical or conservative manner.”

Barton points to statistics that show only a small percentage of Christians have a biblical worldview, a fraction read the Bible on a daily basis, and many American pastors are unwilling to preach on issues they deem too political. So if Christians are not taught to view current issues through a biblical worldview, we should not be surprised if they do not necessarily vote according to Christian values. Barton told me, however, Christians do get involved in political activities if their pastors are talking about what the Bible says about current moral and cultural issues.

Likewise, prayer network organizer, Pastor Frank Amedia, told me God is doing mighty things in the nation right now, but he believes the church must again become aware of the power of God. He tells the story of a well-known Korean pastor who visited the U.S. at the request of one of the biggest denominations. When the pastor came to America, he was disheartened at the lack of zeal for the Lord. Just before he left to return to Korea, he told the pastors who invited him that the American church has a form of godliness but no power.

“I think we need to be a voice calling the body of Christ to get hot, to get on fire and not to be complacent or live on the laurels of an election that was won a couple years ago when we’re losing so many battles day by day in the earth today,” Amedia said.

Charismatic prayer leader and Bible teacher Dutch Sheets believe there will be a revival around the world. Dutch believes this revival will be “like the Jesus movement of the late 1960s-70s, except on steroids.” He’s been traveling the country announcing that God is “birthing the future,” adding, “we’ve been having some of the most powerful, significant gatherings I have ever participated in. And it’s not because there is a great explosion of power; it’s because there is such incredible depth that has come to the remnant church—the praying church. In the past 25 years, millions have prayed and fasted, and we are seeing those prayers answered. It’s been encouraging.”

But at the same time, Dutch, like other leaders, is aware of the vitriolic hate and the attacks against Trump, which are exposing the Left for who they really are and what they really believe.

“I believe it’s all demonically motivated because I believe the powers of darkness are so angry to be seeing the momentum they had gained for the last 40 to 50 years being reversed,” Dutch said. “Because if America becomes weak and loses these markers and loses our strength, we can no longer be the basis for [spreading] the gospel around the world that we need to be. The awakening that’s coming in is going to impact America, but it’s going to be around the world.”

One of the most articulate spokesmen for Christian values is Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas. He’s a regular on Lou Dobbs’ show on the Fox Business Network, and Dobbs asked him almost two years before the election to prognosticate on the political situation in this country.

“The Left has been doing everything they can to try to delegitimize this president since day one,” Jeffress said. “First it was the ‘collusion illusion.’ That hasn’t worked out. And now they created what I call the myth of the midterm massacre—this idea that somehow the GOP lost massive amounts because of Trump’s unpopularity. That is complete fiction. First of all, President Trump did not have the shellacking that Obama did in losing sixty House seats and six Senate seats. Instead he had minimal losses in the House and picked up three Senate seats.”

Let me pause to say I agree with Jeffress, and I believe the president came out ahead in the midterms because the senators from swing states who opposed him about Kavanaugh are gone. I can’t say that surprises me. The debacle surrounding Kavanaugh was one of the most despicable things in Congress I’ve ever seen.

Jeffress continued: “I’m going to make this prediction … that the House flipping and being under the leadership of Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi is going to give President Trump an even larger reelection majority win in 2020. This is all going to work for good … I believe there is great momentum and support behind this president because he’s focusing on results, and we are seeing those results every day of every week.”

Lou asked him who will win in 2020, and Jeffress answered loud and clear: “Donald J. Trump.”

What happens if Jeffress is wrong and Trump loses? What is at stake? Everything. That’s why people must pray. There’s an old axiom that says we need to pray as if everything depends upon God and act as if everything depends upon us—because it does! Never has this been truer than at this critical hour when our nation’s future hangs in the balance. Because we know this is a spiritual battle, prayer is absolutely critical in winning the fight. But it won’t mean much if you don’t vote. If any of the current Democratic presidential candidates wins the election this November, America as we know it is certain to pass away in our lifetime.

As Christian Americans, you and I have enjoyed the traditions of freedom and religious liberty that we’ve inherited from generations before us—values that have defined the United States from its inception. President Trump has vowed that under his watch, we will continue to reap these blessings in our nation. He has vowed that America will never become a socialist country. He has vowed that we will be a nation that believes in the power of prayer. And he has vowed that we will remain one nation under God.

As people of faith, we cannot stand by and allow these rights and privileges to be erased. We must stand up and be counted, casting votes that protect the values we hold most dear. It is the only way we will preserve those rights and freedoms for the generations that follow.

Jonathan Cahn: ‘The Return’—A Pivotal Event in American and World History Bringing Thousands to Washington Mall Sept. 26

‘The Day of Return’—National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance with Dr. James Dobson, Pat Roberson, Ann Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Kevin Jessip and Many More


NEW YORK—Some of the most influential evangelical leaders from across the United States believe that we are at a juncture in American and world history that can permanently seal our nation’s course, and the course of world history, for bad or good, for calamity or redemption.

Many of the most noteworthy leaders in the nation believe that America has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God. On Sept. 26, 2020, thousands of evangelicals will gather at the Washington Mall to participate in an event to take place in Washington, D.C., to pray for the sake of our nation and its people. This event is recognized as “The Return.”

Jonathan Cahn, New York Times best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” “The Paradigm,” “The Book of Mysteries” and his newest book, “The Oracle,” says in a video on The Return website“America and much of western civilization, was founded on a biblical foundation stone, but it has turned away from that foundation. We have not only driven God out of our public life, and have called what is good evil and what is sin good, but we have sacrificed the lives of over 60 million unborn children. And America’s fall from God is not only progressing—it’s accelerating—to the point that it is no longer just a falling away but a war against the purposes of God.

“I wrote in ‘The Harbinger’ of the signs of judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel—warning of calamity—that these same signs of warning have now appeared on American soil.

“The biblical template concerning judgment is that the nation so warned is given a space of time—to return or to head for judgment and calamity. We are now in that window of time, but if America continues on its present course, that window will come to an end and there will come a flood that will begin the end of religious freedom, even usher in persecution and seal America’s fall. And if America falls, it will affect the entire world.”

Believers and leaders who are already part of The Return include everyone from Dr. James Dobson, Pat Roberson, Ann Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Kevin JessipMichele Bachmann, Gordon Robertson, Marcus Lamb, Bishop Harry Jackson—and many, many more.

Cahn goes on to say that 2020 is crucial as it leads to a presidential election in which the stakes are higher and the necessity of prayer—more critical than ever before. And even if the election goes in the direction of biblical values and righteousness—if America doesn’t see a spiritual turning, an awakening, repentance and revival—then all political, legal, judicial and cultural efforts will ultimately fail or be undone. 

“We have a window of time, and the purpose of that window is return and revival,” Cahn continues. “Without that return, America will be lost. In the days following 9/11, people flocked to houses of worship, and it looked as if there could have been a spiritual revival and awakening. But it never came because there was no repentance. And without repentance, without a turning back, there can be no revival.  

“But I have seen once in my lifetime the hand of God change the course of American and world history,” he adds, “and it all began not in the halls of government but with the people of God who gathered in a sacred assembly in our nation’s capital with Scripture: ‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their sinful ways, I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.’

“It can happen again. But if we don’t respond now at this most critical moment, we may never have the chance to do so again. Since the time of 9/11, I have been calling for return, repentance and revival, not only as individuals but as a nation, according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. At the same time, a faithful man of God, Kevin Jessip, has for years carried the burden of a sacred assembly for that same purpose of restoration. We are convicted that now is the time. Therefore, this is the announcing of The Return—The National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance. It will be a day, and more than a day, a time and season for the moving for prayer, repentance, return and revival.”

The central day of “The Return” will be Saturday, Sept. 26, in a sacred assembly according to what is laid forth in Scripture, taking place in the nation’s capital on the Washington Mall. But it will also take place throughout America in events in cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, especially for those who can’t make it for the event in Washington. There will also be events and gatherings taking place in other nations around the world.  

“The Return” will take place40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God.

Cahn asks, “When does the movement for ‘The Return’ begin? Right now. How? With you and me as we commit this time and this year for return, prayer, repentance and revival—to commit first to our own repentance and to begin actually living in revival, and then to pray for others, the return and revival of our nation, and the world. You who are parents, begin by leading your families in revival; ministers, lead your groups in revival; pastors, lead your churches in revival; leaders of ministries, movements, denominations, lead your people into revival. Let the believers, pastors and churches in your area know. Use social media, use everything you can to spread the word, so they can have a part.” 

Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance—starting on the Feast of Trumpets and ending with the Day of Atonement Sept. 18-28.Visit “The Return” website at www.thereturnwebsite.org to register and learn more.

Jonathan Cahn Reveals in ‘The Paradigm’ the Ancient Reason Trump Won

Jonathan Cahn’s worldwide best-selling 2017 book “The Paradigm” opens a stunning mystery that began in ancient times and yet has determined the events of our time.

And even though it’s been three years since the book’s debut, “The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times” is making a resurgence, due to part to the overwhelming success of Cahn’s 2019 book, “The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled.”

In “The Paradigm,” Cahn writes that the 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was the most unpredictable election in American history, yet signs pointed to it in an ancient paradigm. For instance:

  • A man named Jehu, who was neither a predictable man nor a politician, boarded a chariot and began a race to the throne. Similarly, Trump was also not a politician and is known for being unpredictable. Like Jehu, he began an unlikely race to the throne of America.
  • Jehu’s race to the throne ended up in a showdown between him and the nation’s former first lady, Jezebel. Likewise, Trump’s race to the White House ended up in a showdown between him and the nation’s former first lady—Hillary Clinton.
  • Jehu was previously on the wrong side of the culture war. He was an advocate for Ahab and Jezebel, and thus for Baal worship, which involved the killing of children. So too it was with Trump, who was previously on the other side of the culture war. Specifically, he was in favor of abortion.
  • Jehu turned from Baal to the purposes of God. Trump also turned from unbiblical positions to those increasingly in line with biblical standards on everything from the life of the unborn, to Israel, to religious liberty.
  • During his race to the throne, Jehu brought up the scandal of Ahab—the king who would form the prototype of Bill Clinton in Cahn’s “The Paradigm.” Likewise, in his presidential campaign, Trump referenced Bill Clinton’s scandal.
  • When the showdown came to a head between the warrior and the former first lady, it boiled down to one issue: pagan morality—Baal worship—and the offering up of children. Likewise, when the showdown of the 2016 presidential election came to a head, it ultimately came down to one defining issue: the offering up of children in abortion. Hillary Clinton was passionately in favor of it, and Trump was strongly opposed. The issue came to stark revelation in the final debate that unfolded before the nation.
  • Leading into the 2016 election, most major polls predicted Clinton would utterly defeat Trump. But as Cahn writes in “The Paradigm,” the ancient mystery revealed a very different outcome—that when the warrior Jehu came head to head with Jezebel, it would not be the former first lady who would emerge triumphant—it would be the warrior.

“Who emerged triumphant?” Cahn asks. “Trump. His win was against all odds, yet at the same time, it was foretold in the paradigm. Can God use those who do not know Him to accomplish His purposes? He can, and He does it all the time.”

Compromise in the Church

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

If the enemy causes the extremists on the Left and others in culture to oppose the work of God, what role is the church supposed to play? The Bible says that “judgment [begins] at the house of God.” Is it possible then that the church is partly responsible for our nation’s current condition because it has abdicated its prophetic role?

And will this have an effect on the 2020 election?

While there has never been a perfect time since mankind sinned way back in the Garden of Eden, it seems things are getting worse—almost as if our cultural decline is happening at warp speed now. It’s manifesting itself on a global scale but also through the cultural divide we see so plainly in our own nation.

The belief that what has happened in America over the last century has to do with the differences between Republicans and Democrats betrays serious confusion. As I explain in my new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election,” the war is spiritual. It is a battle between evil and good, between darkness and light. To put it in other terms, two distinct religions are vying for control of America’s public square: secularism and Christianity. They cannot coexist; one will ultimately cause the destruction of the other.

From Anti-Religious to Anti-Church

To claim, as many do, that liberals are anti-religious or anti-Christian is one thing, but to show statistically that Democrats believe churches have a negative impact on society is a couple of steps beyond mere suspicion. But that’s precisely what the Pew Research Center discovered when it examined liberal and conservative opinions of the church. In a July 2017 report, Pew found that 44% of liberal Democrats view churches as a negative influence. (Just 14% of Republicans held that view.) The study also found that 46% of those unaffiliated with any religion (and 43% of those who seldom or never attend religious services) believe churches have a negative impact on society.

To show how divided the worldviews of Republicans and Democrats are, the same study found that 85% of Republicans believe the national news media have a negative impact on society, but only 46% of Democrats held that view. (Note that 51% of liberal Democrats say the news media have a positive impact on the country.)

Reacting to the report, Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy in Washington, D.C., said he believes the Democratic Party is rapidly on its way to becoming the opposition party to the Christian church in America. “We’ve [never] really had a political party, as many European nations do, with an opposition to the church,” he said, “and hopefully we never will, but the trend seems to be that much of the Democratic Party—a plurality—seems to be heading in that direction.”

It would be a great historical irony if the nation were to end up with a two-party system that was essentially a pro-religion political party and an anti-religion political party going head to head in America—a salutary reminder of the English Civil War with the Protestant Roundheads versus the royalist Cavaliers. As Tooley said, such a scenario “would be potentially dangerous.”

Tooley noted that “many liberals ideologically are very statist … so for them, the Church and other institutions in civil society may seem peripheral—or unneeded—as the government can do it all on its own.” He added that many people hostile to religion fail to fully appreciate the impact religious institutions can have for good in society. But a substantial number of Americans have apparently made up their minds, deciding that the label “No Religion” best describes their belief system.

Conservative activist David Lane, founder of the American Renewal Project, has been sounding this alarm for years. “‘Western culture that at first drifted and is now rushing headlong into apostasy from the Triune God’ is a direct result of the vacuum created as American Christendom relinquished the town square. The disengagement from the culture by Christians left a void in America that is now being filled by everything anti-Christ,” Lane wrote in his weekly American Renewal Project newsletter.

“Decisions have consequences. The gathering storm engendered by Baby Boomers and passed on to the Millennial and Gen Z generations to sort out, will come down hard on the weak-kneed and lily-livered,” he wrote. “What Christian minister and cultural theologian P. Andrew Sandlin styled ‘Sunday-go-to-meetin’ Christianity’ has been the prevailing attitude over the last century. Making no demands on the culture, this attitude exposed ‘the entire West to the risk of a grave cultural and political crisis, and perhaps to a collapse of civilization.’ … The last two generations of Americans handed down this attitude to their children and their children’s children.

Lane predicts that a battle over freedom of conscience is coming, and it will be “with the secular and media luminaries who dominate the spiritual, intellectual, educational, economic, and vocational cultural mountains of influence in America. ‘Big Business’ has become allied with the secular Left, turning into active combatants attempting to put the final nail in the coffin of America’s once biblically-based culture. Public education already did so about fifty years ago, bringing America’s schooling down to the lowest common denominator.”

In another newsletter Lane noted that “contemporary secular political leadership ‘hates knowledge of the moral order and scorns correction.’ … Expecting them to comprehend that moral relativism, state-enforced morality and political correctness embody the death knell to sustainable freedom is equally unlikely, and foolish altogether to them, as expecting natural man to dismiss that life and life’s events are endowed with the Spirit of God.”

This is all the more reason to get behind a president like Donald Trump—and many are getting the message. Historian David Barton noticed an interesting trend among evangelical pastors, many of whom did not support Trump in 2016 probably because they didn’t like his personality. Recent polls show 50% of these pastors are finally supporting the president. Still, it is likely that Trump has less support among evangelical pastors than he does among Evangelicals overall. In 2016 some 81% of white Evangelicals voted for the brash developer from Queens, and Evangelicals have continued to support him despite the constant stream of negative news by most of the mainstream media and their criticism of nearly everything he does.

Barton says that in the current anti-Christian environment many pastors have been able to finally get over not liking Trump’s tweets or the way he is shaking things up and, like most lay evangelical Christians, see the president as their champion. But their members saw it first and in 2016 actually ignored the advice of many of their pastors and other Christian leaders who were active Never Trumpers.

The urgent call in present-day America is for Christians to expose the current idols active in the public square. Nonbelievers lack both the moral fiber and the will to fathom what the battle for the soul of America is about.

Darryl Strawberry Hits a Home Run in Foreword for Dr. Tim Clinton’s New Book ‘Take It Back’

‘Take It Back,’ Explores Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture

LYNCHBURG, VA.— Former Major League Baseball star and author Darryl Strawberry played for 17 years, made eight consecutive All-Star Game appearances and won four World Series Championship titles. He was at the top of his game but was losing himself to the world of alcohol and drugs.

Strawberry tells his very personal story in the foreword for the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family, and Culture,” by Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis.

“Two broken marriages, the death of my mother, battling off and on with addiction and colon cancer brought me to my knees and sent me into a deeper spiral,” Strawberry writes. “It wasn’t until I came to the end of myself and my circumstances and fully surrendered to Jesus that everything changed for me as a man. I found my purpose in God. The lies I believed for a majority of my life that led me down the broken road of addiction were defeated by the truth of God’s Word. And my views on what defined me as a man started to shift to the things God desires for manhood. What’s burning inside of me now is a love for Jesus and helping the hurting of our society, especially men. Because I was hurting once upon a time, I don’t want others to experience the same pain and chaos I did.”

Strawberry recounts that he was never taught how to be a man. To many, his success on the field may have looked like the ultimate achievement for manhood, but deep down he was broken, searching, confused and addicted.

“Growing up, my childhood was really tough—in part because of an abusive, alcoholic father who took out his anger on our family, especially my brother and me,” Strawberry shared. “For years the words of my father haunted me: ‘You’re never going to be anything. You don’t get anything right.’ The lies that my father spoke over me became thoughts I believed about myself. Eventually my father walked out on us. I never had a father figure in my life to help me walk through the right doors, so I ended up walking through all of the wrong ones.”

All men’s stories are different, Strawberry says, but there are two things all men can do as they begin their journey to reclaim manhood.

“I believe in order to step into true biblical manhood, we must first come to the end of ourselves,” he continues. “Galatians 2:20 says, ‘I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me’ (NIV). As you read ‘Take It Back,’ there will be things that God calls you to lay down; the biggest one will be yourself. As men we need to come to the end of ourselves in order to live out our God-given potential to influence our families, the culture and the church.

“The second thing we must do to step into biblical manhood is be forward-thinking, future-minded about the next generation, leaving a kingdom-impacting legacy,” Strawberry adds. “We have to wake up and realize that if we don’t start teaching our sons real biblical principles, they’re going to choose the wrong roads and buy into the lies of the enemy, surrendering biblical manhood to a culture that doesn’t want men to thrive.”

Strawberry tells men that “Take It Back” is a call for them to rise up and live like Jesus and impact the culture in a way that will impact generations to come.

“This book is for men who have fallen prey to the attacks of culture,” he says. “It is for men who have fallen down and need to get back up again. ‘Take It Back’ shows men the way back to a relationship with God and those they love.

“Men, we are at war,” Strawberry concludes. “We’re looking at spiritual brokenness in America. Everybody wants to put a bandage over it, but you can’t put a bandage over the enemy. Because we have victory in Christ, victory is ours for the taking. Men, it is time to step up to the plate and take it back.”

In “Take It Back,” Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), challenges readers to reject culture’s redefinition and seek biblical examples of true manhood. Fast-paced, filled with relevant biblical and contemporary stories of godly men like David, Nehemiah, George Foreman and Tim Tebow, “Take It Back” empowers men to be who God created them to be and to impact the culture that is in desperate need of their influence. Study and discussion questions at the end of each chapter make “Take It Back” a perfect resource for men’s Bible studies and small groups.

Dr. Tim Clinton also serves as the executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring cohost of Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a professional counselor and as a marriage and family therapist, Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children.

Max Davis is the author of over 30 books that have been featured in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Bible Gateway and on the “Today” show and “The 700 Club.” He holds degrees in journalism and biblical studies. In addition to his own works, he’s done a variety of collaboration projects with highly notable leaders.

“Take It Back” will be released on May 5 by Charisma House, which publishes books that challenge, encourage, teach and equip Christians.

Is Donald Trump Foreshadowed in the Bible?

(Stephen E. Strang is an award-winning journalist, Charisma founder and author of the best-seller “God and Donald Trump.” This content was excerpted from his new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election.”)

By Stephen E. Strang

Evangelical Christians believe the Bible is God’s plan for mankind. But is it possible that ancient figures in Scripture foreshadow leaders of our own day—revealing what they do and when they rise and fall, even down to the exact timing of dates?

I can’t say for certain, but the evidence I gathered from Christian leaders while writing my new book, “God, Trump, and the 2020 Election” may give us a peek into the spiritual dimension of what is happening in our day.

I was surprised when during the 2016 presidential campaign I began hearing comparisons between this political outsider named Donald Trump and Cyrus the ancient Persian king who, although never a true follower of the Hebrew God, declared that the Lord God of heaven charged him to build Him a house in Jerusalem—the temple. In other words, God used a pagan king to accomplish His purposes.

Can the same be said of Donald Trump? Did God raise him up as He did King Cyrus to accomplish His purposes?

I’ve been following politics for a long time. I still remember going with my dad to see Richard Nixon speak at a rally in Tampa, Florida, during his 1968 presidential campaign. Years later, I saw Jimmy Carter visit the newspaper where I worked in Orlando, and I was in the room when Reagan gave his famous “evil empire” speech at the National Association of Evangelicals conference in 1983. Yet in all the years I’ve been observing politics, I’ve never heard of any political candidates—Republican or Democratic—being compared to biblical figures. The one exception is Harry Truman, who referred to himself as Cyrus during a speech to a Jewish group after the United States recognized Israel as a sovereign nation. But since his election Donald Trump has been compared to several biblical figures, not only to Cyrus. Why?

To understand whether God has raised up President Trump, you must first believe in God. Then you must understand that He has ruled over all the earth since the beginning of time and that He reveals Himself to mankind in His holy Word, which we call the Bible.

In the Bible and its stories of ancient people, there are mysteries that help unlock an understanding of how God is working. Of course, this isn’t always easy to see. There’s a New Testament scripture that even says, “Now we see through a glass, darkly,” meaning we don’t always understand what we can’t clearly see. But as I saw more and more parallels between Trump and certain biblical figures, I began to see more clearly their significance.

It was helpful to me to hear other leaders use Cyrus, the pagan Persian king, as an example of how God raised up a nonbeliever to accomplish His plans and purposes in the Old Testament. One of those leaders was Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who likened the U.S. president to Cyrus in 2019 before meeting Trump in the Oval Office. In fact Netanyahu has made several statements associating Trump with King Cyrus.

Jonathan Cahn, the author of “The Harbinger,” also sees a connection. He said, “Trump’s proclamation concerning Jerusalem holds striking parallels to the decree of the Persian king Cyrus as recorded in the Bible.” He went on to explain that “each proclamation recognizes the right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel. The result of Cyrus’ decree was the rebuilding of Jerusalem after 70 years. The result of Trump’s decree was the inauguration of the American embassy in Jerusalem after 70 years of Israel’s existence—to the exact day.”

Cahn also sees significance in Trump becoming president at age 70. Many Christians perceive meaning in the pattern of the number 70 in Trump’s presidency that correlates to scriptural passages. In his latest book, “The Oracle,” Cahn explains that Donald Trump moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem exactly 70 years from when the Jewish state was formed. Seventy years was also the length of the Jewish exile foretold by Jeremiah, who wrote: “For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will … perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return.”

The prophecy was fulfilled when Cyrus became king of Persia exactly 70 years after the exile. And according to Cahn, the separation of the newborn Jewish state from Jerusalem and the world’s refusal to grant Israel legal recognition of its ancient capital was a type of exile ended by Trump. As I mentioned previously, President Harry Truman, who recognized Israel soon after its birth was announced in 1948, even referred to himself as Cyrus because he encouraged the Jewish diaspora to return home. Raised going to Sunday school, Truman knew the prophecies that the Jewish people would one day return to their homeland. So if Trump is also like Cyrus, the two Cyruses frame the 70 years of Israel’s existence.

In “The Oracle,” Cahn elaborates:

“And when [President Trump] issued that declaration, he made special mention of another president. He spoke of the other Cyrus, Harry Truman. And his declaration contained the phrase that would link the modern declaration to the ancient—the phrase 70 years. He said this: ‘It was 70 years ago that the United States, under President Truman, recognized the State of Israel.’ So the proclamation itself makes note that the proclamation is itself going forth at the end of a 70-year period.”

I’m proud to call Cahn a close friend and to also be his publisher. “The Harbinger” has been the best-selling book my company has ever published, and it has spawned other popular books, including “The Paradigm.” Here, Cahn found in the Old Testament comparisons between contemporary and ancient leaders, including between two couples: the wicked King Ahab and his pagan wife, Jezebel, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. In Christian prophetic circles, preachers like to use Jezebel to represent any evil, but never before “The Paradigm” had anyone shown the parallels between Ahab and Jezebel and Bill and Hillary Clinton in such a detailed way.

But Cahn does not stop there. He goes on to show parallels between Bible characters and other leaders, including Barack Obama. The Clintons and Obama won’t be running against Trump in 2020, so you might be asking yourself why this matters in a book about the upcoming election. It matters because the timing of each leader’s emergence on the national stage and his or her rise to prominence matches the parallels from Israel’s history that Cahn uncovers in his book.

And all of it leads up to Donald Trump.