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Editor's Note: This prophetic word from Rabbi Jonathan Cahn was given on Jan. 25, 2021. You may watch the video here or at this link. The entire transcript of Cahn's remarks is given below.
This is Jonathan Cahn. Two hundred and thirty-two years ago, in the first-ever presidential inauguration, the nation's first president addressed a jubilant multitude and a nation that was united in shared values and a common hope in America's future. In that first-ever presidential address, George Washington gave the newborn nation a prophetic warning. He said this: "The propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself has ordained."
In other words, if America followed the ways of God, His eternal rules of order and right, the blessings of God would remain upon it. But if America should ever depart from the ways of God, then His blessings would be removed from the land. And now Jan. 20, 2021, another presidential inauguration takes place, and the nation's capital city, named after that first president, has become a military zone.
For the first time in American history, a presidential inauguration is devoid of people. Instead of a jubilant crowd, 25,000 American troops stand guard over the National Mall in which flags stand in for the missing people, and barbed wire surrounds the halls of American government. There is no war; there is no overt threat from beyond its borders. Rather, the threat comes from within. Division infects the land, as does a plague that has kept its citizens masked and locked in their houses as the nation's functioning has been, in large part, paralyzed. For months, America's cities have seen protests and riots and doors and windows shuttered and buildings set on fire, and the nation's most revered edifice of government, the Capitol Building, taken over by an angry mob, with the nation's leaders fleeing for safety.
No matter how you try to spin it, from a conservative and Christian perspective, the most radical political agenda in U.S. history alongside Democrat control of the White House, Senate and Congress signifies a dark, dangerous road ahead.
As John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival sang, "I see the bad moon a-rising/ I see trouble on the way."
Authentic Christianity and America's traditional values are admittedly under siege, and the church is underperforming. Our challenge is clear: courageously, yet winsomely, "contend for the faith which was once delivered" (Jude 1:3). Barbarians are within the gates!
Strategic teacher and consultant Lance Wallnau says MorningStar Ministries' founder Rick Joyner nailed it when describing the prayers of many Christians during the 2020 presidential election.
It's not that believers weren't praying fervently for then-President Donald Trump and for the country. It's that their prayers weren't executed in humility and focused on God's will.
"I was listening to Rick Joyner recently, and Rick said something to the effect that we didn't give God the house he wanted," Wallnau said in a recent Facebook video. "And for this reason, I don't think we saw the prevailing success we were looking for.
Charisma News Update: Since the time of this story's original posting, there have been developments in this story. Charisma News Staff have been tracking the progress and provide an update here.
D. James Kennedy Ministries has released a statement in support of Franklin Graham in light of recent attacks against his moral character.
The statement reads,
Franklin Graham is an international evangelist and a renowned humanitarian whose organization, Samaritan's Purse, delivers aid across the world to people in need. He is also an outspoken defender of Biblical moral values at a time when the left is determined to purge competing voices from American public life.
That is why D. James Kennedy Ministries is collecting signatures on our "I'm With Franklin!" open letter for delivery to our friends at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse.
We want him, as well as the boards of BGEA and Samaritan's Purse to know that faithful believers in Jesus Christ love Franklin and stand with him.
To further show its support, the ministry has created an online petition called "I'm With Franklin" to counter the petition calling for his removal from his positions at BGEA and Samaritan's Purse.
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