I feel very strongly that we are so vulnerable to being deceived these days, and The Harbinger, is one book that many Christians are buying into today and getting really excited about these so-called mystery revelations that the author Jonathan Cahn has been given from God. Below is a quote from The Berean Call’s website.
“In The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction? author David James exhaustively documents and responds to the serious flaws found throughout the New York Times best-seller from Charisma Media, The Harbinger . Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn believes he has discovered an “ancient mystery” in Isaiah:9:10. (the bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.) that “explains everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy.” As Cahn states at the beginning of his book “What you are about to read is presented in the form of a story, but what is contained within the story is real.” Many have accepted Cahn’s message as being genuinely from God. However, David James has clearly demonstrated that The Harbinger falls far short of meeting the biblical requirements for such a message from God, being based on the mishandling of Scripture, faulty theology, misleading statements, the selective use of historical facts, and unsupported speculation.”
Click on the source link below to find out more about this book and how you can get it.
The Harbinger, Fact or Fiction? by David James
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It has come to my attention that the book, “The Harbinger,” by Jonathan Cahn has a lot of false teaching in it. Today we have access to so much information in the form of books, television, news, internet, and many other sources. We need to be careful what we read and listen too. We need discernment to know if the message is Biblical, or if it goes against the Bible. These are the only two possibilities, and we have to be extra careful today. If you will click on the link below, it will take you to an article by Christine Pack called, “A Commentary on the Harbinger: A Warning About the Harbinger — Worldview Weekend. This article explains what is wrong with this teaching.
Perhaps you have read this book and got all excited thinking the author is really on to something. What we find is that he has added extra-Biblical teaching to it.
A Commentary on The Harbinger: A Warning About The Harbinger | Worldview Weekend
Another good review is by Tim Challies. He is a wonderful Christian and reviews many books to help us with our discernment.
You can read his article below called, “The Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secret of America’s Future.
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All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.”
Isn’t it awesome to think about what this means? God with us? How can that be?
That beautiful little baby that was born of a virgin, and laid in a manger so many years ago in Bethlehem was actually God. That just boggles my mind! Yes, Jesus was fully man and fully God at the same time. I can’t understand all that, and I’m sure you can’t either, but we can take it by faith and believe it.
Now, think back to that day in Bethlehem so many years ago, and picture Mary and Joseph. She was pregnant and about to give birth and they couldn’t even find a room to stay in. Oh, how uncomfortable and stressed Mary must have been. But, God provided a place in a stall with the farm animals. Then, that little one was born. He was “God with us.” Wow! That tiny baby was God! How amazing! How wonderful!
Do you think Mary knew the significance of it all? I wonder what Mary and Joseph thought when shepherds came and worshipped their little baby? Then, kings showed up and brought gifts. How puzzling it must have been and how wonderful at the same time.
Jesus was sinless and therefore He could stand in our place of judgement for our sins. Only a sinless one could do that. He took our punishment for sin which is death. The Bible says in Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Oh, God must really love us more than we can ever appreciate. He sent His Son to die for me! And for you! Wow! That’s truly amazing! What love! What mercy! I truly deserved to die, but He stood up and went to the cross and took on the punishment for all humanity who would believe in Him.
That’s not all. After Jesus suffered and died that horrible death on the cross, He was buried in a tomb, and after three days He miraculously came back to life. That is almost unbelievable too. But, it is true as the scriptures testify of it.
But, there is even more. When we turn to Jesus Christ, confess our sins, repent, and give our hearts and lives to Him then guess what? He (God) actually comes and lives in us in the form of the Holy Spirit. We are reborn. We are “in Christ.” We have been cleansed of our sins and can live to glorify God with the power of the Holy Spirit in us. I’m so thankful that God sent Jesus so that God could be with us.
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When we look around us at the wonderful nature and beauty God has provided for us to enjoy, we know that He cares for us.
One of the best lessons I learned is that God is sovereign over me in every area of my life. To know that and really get it down in my heart has meant a great deal of difference for me in the anxiety and worry department. You see, now I realize that I am not my own. That Jesus bought me and paid a high price for me. He gave His life. Now that He owns me He is responsible for me. Boy, that took a load off my shoulders. God, the Almighty One, will take care of me. I don’t have to fret and worry about things like I used too. I can rest in the knowledge that He knows all of my needs and is pleased to fulfill them.
Read John MacArthur’s post below and you will see how God cares and provides for us.
God is sovereignly in control of all things. That fact alone ought to dispel much of our anxiety. And when we consider the Lord’s fatherly care for His people, we see just how foolish, unnecessary, and impotent our worry truly is.
Our Father Overcomes Our Anxiety, Part 2.
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Wow! As I read this post, by John MacArthur, I thought about how much our God really does love us. He has made promises to us and He tells us in the Bible what He expects from us. If only we would listen, our lives would be so much easier. If He takes care of the birds, we can rest asured the He will take care of us too. Often I forget that I’m a child of the King and that I don’t have to live like unbelievers. Isn’t that wonderful?
One of the most hopeless aspects of unrepentant sinners’ lives is that they have no answer for anxiety. They’re forced to put their hopes in flimsy, fallible plans and institutions. They aren’t able to rest firmly in the unchanging promises of God—they have to ride out every wave of calamity, every unexpected disaster.
Click on the link below to read the rest of this post.
Our Father Overcomes Our Anxiety, Part 1.
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I have to admit I sometimes get my mind too much on the temporary things of this world. I wonder what might happen if our economy gets worse. We are retired so I don’t have to worry if we’d get laid off, but I am concerned about our income. We’re on a fixed income and the future isn’t very bright right now. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of these posts by John MacArthur as he helps us see what is really important and why worry is not part of who we are as Christians. I hope you read them and learn along with me.
You probably remember the “What Would Jesus Do?” trend from the late ’90s. It seemed everywhere you looked, plastered across T-shirts, hats, jewelry, and all kinds of other merchandise, the WWJD slogan was a blithe, shallow reminder to live up to Christ’s moral code..
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What Did Jesus Say About Worry?.
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It’s that time of year again. I’ve noticed lately that some people say, “happy turkey day!” instead of “happy thanksgiving!” Have you noticed that? At first I didn’t think too much about it and kind of thought it was cool, but then I gave it another thought. Is thanksgiving just a time of getting together with friends and family and gorging ourselves with all the delicious goodies on the table until we feel more stuffed than the turkey? After that we waddle off to the family room to watch football the rest of the day until our eye balls just about fall out of our heads? Is that what it is about? That must be “turkey day!”
I didn’t grow up in a Christian home, so Thanksgiving was more of a family gathering where we did enjoy all the wonderful food my mom and aunts prepared. It was fun having all the company and playing with my cousins in the afternoon. We didn’t have television so the conversation was around the deer hunting stories the men told. It was a fun time that’s for sure. Also, in school we were told about the pilgrims and how they celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the Indians and gave thanks to God for the bounty. That’s about all I knew about it.
By the way, if you are thankful, who are you thankful too? Are you thankful to your boss for giving you a good job so you can have that shiny new car in the drive? Are you thankful to your wife for preparing a wonderful meal? We need to check our thanksgiving and see who we are thankful too. We can be thankful to our bosses and spouses, but above all we need to be thankful to God who supplies all our needs, and gives us all things to enjoy. God is above all else. He is the one who put it on your bosses heart to hire you. He is the one gave you the ability to do your job. He is to get all the thanks and glory!
Later in life I became a Christian and Thanksgiving now has new meaning for me. Yes, I am thankful and for so much. I am thankful that God saved me from myself and gave me a new life in Christ. I am thankful for being adopted into God’s family. I am thankful for the Word of God and all that it has meant to me from that time on. Yes, I have a true Thanksgiving because I am thankful to God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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