The Nine Harbingers

Isaiah 9:10 Judgment

Is it too late for America?

A call for God's people to pray!

Will the judgments of Samaria repeat itself in America?

Watch the two video presentations and decide for yourself!

The Harbinger Part 1

The Harbinger Part 2

Please feel free to print the following summary of the two video production.
Is It Too Late for America?

A Call for God's People to Pray!

Will America Go
the Way of Samaria
as Described in the
Harbingers of Isaiah 9:10?

Isaiah 9:10-21
The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the sycamore trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars. But the LORD has strengthened Rezin's foes against them and has spurred their enemies on. Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west have devoured Israel with open mouth. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised. But the people have not returned to him who struck them, nor have they sought the LORD Almighty. So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day; the elders and prominent men are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail. Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray. Therefore the Lord will take no pleasure in the young men, nor will he pity the fatherless and widows, for everyone is ungodly and wicked, every mouth speaks vileness. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised. Surely wickedness burns like a fire; it consumes briers and thorns, it sets the forest thickets ablaze, so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke. By the wrath of the LORD Almighty the land will be scorched and the people will be fuel for the fire; no-one will spare his brother. On the right they will devour, but still be hungry; on the left they will eat, but not be satisfied. Each will feed on the flesh of his own offspring: Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, and Ephraim on Manasseh; together they will turn against Judah. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
Harbinger means warning or a shadow of things to come. Isaiah 9:10 was a message of God through Isaiah to the Northern Kingdom called Israel, and its capitol, Samaria. After "911" 2001, several American leaders quoted Isaiah 9:10 on different occasions. This verse was taken out of context and used as a sign of encouragement. The context was and is full of warnings of future judgments that would come from God by using the Assyrians to judge Israel. If Israel would not repent, God would send more judgments resulting in a final judgment of total destruction. Did this really take place according to the Bible and secular history? Yes, it did! The nine harbingers took place between 732 and 722 B.C. God used the Assyrians to bring judgment on Israel. In comparing these judgments in Isaiah 9:10 with what happened in Israel with events that have taken place in America since "911" follow:
Israel and America both responded to the judgments by stating, "The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone." Samaria was rebuilt with cut stones and plans were made to rebuild at "ground zero." Americans packed churches, bought flags and there appeared to be a surge in being religious and patriotic. Leaders were saying, "We will be more united and stronger." This surge did not last and more than likely was an emotional reaction rather than true repentance. As in Samaria, the defenses were breeched and if not "repaired" by God, further destruction would come. In Job, we read that God lowered the hedge of protection around Job, his family, his animals and his land. On "911," God opened a "window" in the sky over America and judgment began and "set the stage" for the nine harbingers that were to follow!
The Assyrians are known to be the inventor of terrorism. Al-Qaeda members received their inspiration from the ancient Assyrians and are using their tactics of placing fear in the hearts of their enemy. The modern day terrorists are from the same geographic region as the Assyrians and speak a form of their language. Because America has attempted to apease their enemy, antiterrorism has become a part of American life and has been very costly in lives and resources.
As Israel looked at the destruction of their city, America looked at "ground zero" as a symbol of "fallen bricks" to be rebuilt with "large cut stones." Newer and stronger structures would rise out of the ashes of "ground zero."
Just as the Assyrians rebuilt with large stones cut from mountains, so did America begin building "The Freedom Tower." This tower was to be a symbol of American defiance of terrorism and a message to the world that nothing can overcome America and its determination to lead the world.
Gizet in Hebrew means a large stone cut out of a mountain. A 20-ton polished granite stone was cut out of the mountains in New York State. This stone became the corner stone for "The Freedom Tower." With no repentance, this became another act of defying God.
Isaiah 9:10 further states, "the sycamore trees have been cut down." The Assyrians destroyed the land by cutting all the trees down and many of them were sycamore. While the dust was settling at "ground zero," an American leader was giving a response to "911" and quoted Isaiah 9:10. At that time he was unaware that what he assumed to be figurative, was actually to be discovered at "ground zero." A large sycamore tree at the edge of "ground zero" had been struck with debris from the destruction. The tree was uprooted but protected the chapel next to it. The roots became an icon and was cast into a bronze work of art and placed near the New York Stock Exchange.
Isaiah 9:10 says, "the sycamore trees have been cut down, but we will replace them with cedars." Israel replaced the sycamore trees with cedars. Likewise, where the sycamore tree was at "ground zero," a large cedar tree was planted, and a ceremony was held to dedicate it as "The Tree of Hope." The cedar was the exact species that was planted in Israel over 2,700 years ago. "This Tree of Hope," was another fulfillment of the way Israel defied God and so America moves closer to God's final judgment unless there is repentance.
The vows of defiance that were spoken by Israel's leaders, in their capitol city, would have to be duplicated in Washington D.C. Senator Daschle quoted Isaiah on 9-11-2001, Senator Edwards repeated it on 9-11-2004, and President Obama repeated it after the economic collapse in 2008. That also fulfilled the verse calling for two or three witnesses to bind in Heaven what is bound on earth.
Each step of the way through these harbingers, just like Israel, America has defied God and claimed that we do not need God. After each judgment, the will of men became stronger and stronger with the cry, "we will rebuild, we will replace, and we will be more united and stronger." In reality, Israel became more falsely assured until final destruction came in 722 B.C. The future of America appears to be heading for final disaster as well. All God seeks after each harbinger is repentance. Israel did not have any of its people interceding for the nation as described in 2 Chronicles 7:14 or as Daniel did after the 70-years of captivity was ending.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Many Americans may be surprised to learn the first official session of congress, and President Washington and his cabinet, took place in the area known today as "ground zero." No laws were discussed. They all went to the same chapel protected by the sycamore tree on "911." There they prayed for theirs and now our nation. Many Americans may dismiss this as "chance." The odds are too great for chance. We have rejected, denied and mocked God. Will the final destruction come as it did to Israel in 722 B.C? Maybe it will, but let us not allow our nation to go down without "firing our guns" of prayer and repent as Daniel did.
Jeremiah 25:2-14
So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem: For twenty-three years--from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day--the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened. And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention. They said, "Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your fathers for ever and ever. Do not follow other gods to serve and worship them; do not provoke me to anger with what your hands have made. Then I will not harm you." "But you did not listen to me," declares the LORD, "and you have provoked me with what your hands have made, and you have brought harm to yourselves." Therefore the LORD Almighty says this: "Because you have not listened to my words, I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon," declares the LORD, "and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin. I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp. This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years. "But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians, for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate for ever. I will bring upon that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations. They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."
What follows in chapter 9 of Daniel is Daniel's response to reading the scroll of Jeremiah.
Daniel 9:4-19
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame--the men of Judah and people of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you. O LORD, we and our kings, our princes and our fathers are covered with shame because we have sinned against you. The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; we have not obeyed the LORD our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets. All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you. "Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you. You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing upon us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem. Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us, yet we have not sought the favour of the LORD our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth. The LORD did not hesitate to bring the disaster upon us, for the LORD our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him. "Now, O Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. O Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us. "Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, O Lord, look with favour on your desolate sanctuary. Give ear, O God, and hear, open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.
Daniel was from the Southern Kingdom of Judah and experienced the judgment of God by Babylon as he was taken to Babylon in 605 B.C. In 586 B.C., he heard of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. As he read in Jeremiah 25, he was convicted and motivated to intercede for his people and nation. The harbingers relate to the Northern Kingdom and the destruction by the Assyrians about 100 years prior to Daniel being taken to Babylon; however, principles are the same, sin is sin and God is God.
If you are one of God's people, have you been convicted as I, that with God one is a majority. What are we waiting for? Without repentance and the mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, America is headed for final destruction
Proverbs 29:1
A man, or nation, who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed-without remedy.
God is serious about unrepented sin and is waiting for His people to respond regarding an individual's sins, the sins of the "church" and the sins of the nation. It may be that the line has been crossed and the next major blow will be the last. Regardless, a believer's relationship with his/her Creator, Savior, Lord, God and Friend should be priority one!
The contents were taken from the Scriptures and the two DVD presentations by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
Presentations are available online at:
Written by Paul D. Christiansen, June 2, 2012

Last Modified: July 26, 2012