"We have driven God out of our public life and have called what is good evil and what is sin good. 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."
These are the sobering words of New York Times' bestselling author Jonathan Cahn in a call for the nation to return to prayer, return to repentance and return to God.
To that end, thousands will gather on the Washington Mall to participate in a movement called "The Return," set for Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington, D.C., to pray for the sake of our nation and its people.
Cahn, author of The Harbinger, The Paradigm, The Book of Mysteries and The Oracle, as well as Spirit-led national leaders such as Dr. James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Anne Graham Lotz, Alveda King, Kevin Jessip, Michele Bachmann, Gordon Robertson, Marcus Lamb, Bishop Harry Jackson and many more, are helping to spread the word about The Return, which centers around Sept. 26 in a sacred assembly according to what is laid forth in Scripture.
Coordinated events within The Return movement will also take place throughout America's cities, towns, houses of worship and homes as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God, especially as America and much of Western civilization were founded on a biblical foundation stone but have turned away from that foundation.
"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," Cahn says in a video that has already been viewed by nearly three-quarters of a million people. "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.
"We have a window of time," he continues, "and the purpose of that window is return and revival. 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, 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. 'The Return—The National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance' is more than a day, it is a time and season for the moving for prayer, repentance, return and revival."
The Return is set for 40 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. Surrounding "the day of The Return" on Sept. 26 will be 10 days, known from ancient times as "the days of awe," to be set aside as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28. Visit The Return at thereturnwebsite.org to register and learn more.
Jonathan Cahn is the author of The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah, The Book of Mysteries, The Paradigm and The Oracle. He is also the president of Hope of the World Ministries and leader of the Jerusalem Center in Wayne, New Jersey. To get in touch, receive prophetic dates, and free gifts, go to HopeOfTheWorld.org or find Jonathan Cahn on Facebook.
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