The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future

The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future

by Jonathan Cahn


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"Jonathan Cahn has come up with an understanding of a pattern in the Scripture for God’s judgment on ancient Israel being played out in the United States of America now. The Harbinger is the best explanation I’ve come across to understand the mystery of what’s behind 9/11, the war in Iraq, the crash of Wall Street, and much more. This end-time revelation puts him in a new category!"
—Sid Roth | Author and host of It’s Supernatural and Messianic Vision

"The Harbinger
is the most precise scriptural revelation of God’s passion for America. We must heed the warnings and turn back to the Christ who once greatly blessed America!"
—David Tyree | Former New York Giants wide receiver

Is it possible...
That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America's future?
That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy?
That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America?
That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?

Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction – These same nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.

Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days… the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – IT’S REAL.

The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616386108
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 01/03/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 27,609
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Cahn
leads Hope of the World ministries and the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jew and Gentile, people of all backgrounds, located in Wayne, New Jersey. His teachings are seen on television and radio throughout the nation and are known for their prophetic significance and their revealing of deep mysteries of God’s Word.

Table of Contents

Sample Table of Contents:  

The Prophet

This chapter describes Nouriel’s first encounter with the prophet, a mysterious character who leads him on a journey of discovery about the pending judgment of God on America.

Harbingers of the Kingdom

The prophet describes the experiences of Israel in the 8th century bc, including the nation’s repeated disobedience of its covenant with God, and the resulting judgments of God, unveiled through the manifestation of nine harbingers. He gives Nouriel a first seal, representing the first harbinger, and encourages him to seek and find the revelation of that seal.

The First Harbinger—The Breach

In this meeting with the prophet, he reveals the meaning of the inscription on the first seal, identifying a breach in the wall of protection that God had placed around Israel, broken due to the nation’s continued disobedience. He links this first harbinger to the breach in America’s own protected status, which came with the events of 9/11.


Hometown: Wayne, NJ

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The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 521 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you believe this to be a work of fiction or not, the message is's past time for all of us to turn back to God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen Rabbi Cahn on a television talk show, and the message he brought was so powerful that I just had to read his book. Instead of being "preachy", he presents his book in the form of a story. The author says it's "An ancient mystery......that holds the secret of America's future........and on which its future hangs. And it's not fiction----it's real". The story starts with a man talking to a woman from the media about a prophet and an ancient round clay seal.........the kind that was used to mark a document as authentic. I found myself captivated from the beginning and had a hard time putting the book down. The "Harbinger" has an old Testament origin, but it is extremely important because the author reveals the connection it has to the present day, starting with 9/11, the economy, housing, jobs, and what the future may bring for us. Don't pass up this read. It's quite the eye opener!
Anne_Arvizu More than 1 year ago
That's what the prophet told Nouriel. And as a watchman on the wall who has seen the signs, the signs of impending crisis, the sound of the enemy approaching, the watchman's call is to blow the trumpet and warn the people. Fiction steeped in fact, The Harbinger tells of some of the signs we've all seen to date and sounds the warning cry. The fact of the past holding the key to what we may be facing is a hard pill to swallow in our culture, but as the saying goes, 'history repeats itself'. What if we could learn from the mistakes of the ancient Israelite culture? What if there was a parallel to the unravelling of our nation? What if the harbingers are no mistake and really are real? The questions we ask ourselves in polite conversation are not the same as the ones we ask from our prayer closet. This compelling fast read by Messianic Rabbi Johnathan Cahn is causing us to think of God's heart for this nation. It's a fictional story that draws us toward a very real and timely call to action on our part. It drives us back to the Word of God to hear from the heart of God as applied to the US today and the path it's on. "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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) God's heart is still the same. This is a must read for every faithful believer who discerns the times we are in and wants to make a difference. I'm not an avid reader of fiction. Fiction has to be good for me to read it. This is not good, it's great and Rabbi Cahn sounds the trumpet loud and clear.
AGrande7 More than 1 year ago
Light-at-heart More than 1 year ago
The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn is a very interesting and thought-provoking book. One interesting point is that Mr. Cahn puts a disclaimer at the beginning of 'The Harbinger' stating it is written as a fictional piece, but that it is really true. Something else I found interesting was the way it was written. It is basically all dialog between two main characters (Nouriel and the prophet), a main character and a minor character (Nouriel and the publisher) and two minor characters (the publisher and her secretary). The 'prophet' leads Nouriel Kaplan through a series of mysteries and hidden truths. The secretary is a very minor character who the publisher talks with two or three times to make time for Nouriel to tell her (the publisher) what he has come to share. The rest of the book is Nouriel telling the publisher what the prophet showed him. So what did the prophet show Nouriel? Well all I can say is that it is both ancient and modern. Warnings given thousands of years ago that are once again being called out to deaf ears and stony hearts. To find out the rest you will have to read the book yourself. I recommend this book and its message to all of us. Whether or not the storyline is factual, or the warnings are really being sounded for us as a country today, I believe there are two basic messages in this book that we as a country and each of us as individuals must take to heart. Both messages stem from God's nature. Read the book and let the messages change your life. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not often review fiction, but this is different. Based on factual events, The Harbinger will grip you from the first few pages until you find yourself processing the last page. Masterfully written and well documented, you will find this is an easy read that you will want to read more than once. It was lent to me on my NookColor, but I will purchase it to re-read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written as a work of "fiction", but the material presented within is chillingly accurate: complete with footnotes so you can check the facts for yourself. Even a confirmed atheist will get the chills as an ancient biblical story is compared with the confusing events that has taken place since 9/11. The collapse of the Twin Towers, the stock market crash, bailouts and political speeches are just a few of the topics covered in an easy to read narrative less than 200 pages long. I borrowed this book, but am planning on buying my own copy when the paperback is released January 2012. (Thank you for lending it to me!)
ShoshanaG More than 1 year ago
If you¿re looking just to read a gripping fiction thriller ¿ The Harbinger is not that. It is a riveting thriller, but it¿s much more because it¿s real! And it¿s happening now! Written in story, or parable style, the author of The Harbinger introduces an ancient biblical prophecy against Israel that has startling implications for the USA today. The 2,500 year-old prophecy has chilling parallels to what has happened in America since 9/11. This is far beyond coincidence; the parallels are too accurate and there are too many of them. The facts are easily verifiable. As easy as the read is, the context is MIND-BOGGLING. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in prophecy, history, end-times, the future of America, and on top of all that ¿ you¿ll get a thriller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been taught that history will repeat itself. This is a truism in reading “The Harbinger”. We are re- living the past in our current time 2012. There are many 5 star reviews on this book for a reason.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was entertaining and thought-provoking. You don't have to take the author's word for any of his claims. You can confirm what he says by simply reading it in the Bible. Is he 100% correct? Only God knows, but time will tell. I, for one, intend to pray for our nation.
MomofManyCM More than 1 year ago
I'm currently reading this in between working full-time, going to college for my Master's degree, and raising my children. But it was recommended by my Pastor to read and he will be teaching a Sunday School course on it. I have read the accounts in the Old Testament and highly agree that this book testifies to the truth! I'm only through the fifth Harbinger, but what I've read so far is right on the mark. Please give it priority in your reading genre and respect the opinion of the author. It is thought provoking, prophetic in nature and a sign to the Nation of America that we need to repent and get back to the things of God!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Those who have ears to hear......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read that is well documented and researched. Jonathan Cahn uses the prophecy of Isaiah 9:10 to show alarming parallels between the judgement that came upon ancient Israel under the Assyrians and what is in store for America if she doesn't repent. Yet certainly not a doomsday book as Mr. Cahn leaves us with a message of hope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The interweaving of current events into Biblical prophecy is superb!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always been of the opinion that our nation has corrupted itself. Our American society has no sense of right and wrong. In fact, our society promotes its wrongs as right. This book was so gripping in its ability to contrast ancient Isreal and its arrogance with the the arrogance our nation portrayed following 9/11. I pray that we heed the warnings and once again align with Gods will for our nation. I have recommended this book to my friends - hopefully we in our small way can stir enough hearts to make a difference.
Catballew More than 1 year ago
Amazing prophetic applications to our country's present condition. By using the vehicle of fiction for presenting prophetic warnings, the author clearly shows the reader how the application of ancient prophecy can speak to today's world. The revelations challenge us to prayer fervently For the healing of our land.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should be required reading for EVERY American!!!!!
Missa_Red More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down, once I got into it. That took a bit of time and encouragement from someone who had already finished reading it. The outer framing from which much of the story hung bothered me a bit; but once I got past that and into the narrative, made up primarily of back-and-forth dialogue, I read it in just a few sittings. The ideas behind this book are incredible. Seeing some of the parallels between the USA and ancient Israel is jaw dropping. I have never believed in coincidences – I know that God is in control of absolutely everything – but the historical and current events marked out in Harbinger were things I had never before considered or pieced together. Basing much of the book on the scripture of Isaiah 9:10 (for context, read Isaiah 9:8-21), Cahn breaks the verse down and compares it with events of the past decade, beginning with 9/11. He points out how many things had to line up perfectly for things to play out the way they did. The almost unbelievable detail of everything lining up with the words of Isaiah 9 is well documented; Cahn includes detailed footnotes, allowing readers to do research on their own. We are called to study and understand for ourselves the things we hear. This book makes it very possible to do that. The biggest problems I had with this book were stylistic choices. As I mentioned, the opening framework was slightly awkward, but it picked up quickly. The ellipses felt overused to me, but I have been noticing that more often lately in fiction designed to excite the reader. There were also a couple of ideas that Cahn expressed with which I don’t fully agree, but that’s to be expected with any book. I wouldn’t argue with most of his major points. In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to any reader. Be prepared to have a couple of sleepless nights. This book will challenge you. It’s time to wake up and look at where we, as a nation, are compared with where we could be, if only we would remember Who gave us the blessings we enjoy every day.
magnoliafaye More than 1 year ago
This is one book that will not put you to sleep. In fact, it might even keep you up at night like it did me. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is an accompanying DVD called "The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment" that is a must-watch which will bring the book to life in an incredible way. After reading the book and watching the DVD, I decided to do further research. After understanding the 2001 and 2008 (7 year) connection, it is natural to ask what will happen in Sept, 2015. I will not go into detail here, but here are some further steps you can take in your research on this topic: 1) Read Gen 1:14 carefully 2) Understand what a "tetra" is from an astronomical standpoint 3) Understand what is special about the tetra that will occur during the 2014-2015 Jewish year 4) Look at what happened to the Jewish nation (Israel since 1948) when other tetras like this occurred 5) Understand how, if we are truly under God's judgment now how a federal level acceptance of gay marriage will also fall under God's judgment 6) Look at what the bishop for the National Cathedral in Washington DC has declared and what this cathedral was dedicated for after WW2 7) Review what the Supreme Court will decide upon in ~June, 2013 (see DOMA) 8) Understand what comets have symbolized throughout history 9) Research "comet Ison" 10) Read Luke 21 (esp. v 36) and continue to pray that God will spare the Christian Church from His judgment
onedesertrose More than 1 year ago
Jonathan Cahn, in his book, The Harbinger, writes a captivating book connecting Isaiah 9:10 Israel to America today. Isaiah 9:10 is a vow made by Israel’s leaders after an invasion by Assyria. This invasion was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah against Israel because of their unGodly living–living in their own way without God’s input or obedience to Him, which is an accurate description of modern-day America and the world. Israel was a nation conceived and dedicated by God at its foundation for the purposes of God. In Rabbi Cahn’s book, you will find that America was also dedicated for the purposes of God by our first President, and is the only other nation founded on God’s word and principles. Thus the correlation he sees between Isaiah 9:10 Israel and America. Before I go into my review, I want to make clear the idea of the ‘prophet’ in this book. I wrestled with it right from the start, but more so when he used commentaries to prove his point. A true prophet, according to the Old Testament, received a prophecy directly from God. So this aspect puts me at odds initially with this book, although I am not saying that everything in this book is false. It’s just that the role of this ‘prophet’ isn’t true to the Word of God. He may have used the title loosely to make his point. I would have enjoyed the book more without the character of Ana, as it made the storyline a bit amateurish. I also tired of the repetitive “the Isaiah 9:10 Effect” comment by Nouriel. I was, however, enamored with the harbinger (warning) connections from Isaiah 9:10 and the specific items surrounding 9/11 and Ground Zero–things I’d never heard of before, but are historically documented. These amazing facts stymie the mind. I find the connections eerie in how they play out in 9/11 Ground Zero alone. Whether or not you believe it’s all connected, you cannot deny the documented accounts presented in this book about America post 9/11 and what is included in the vow in Isaiah. There are just too many “coincidences.” Yet I cannot personally state this is of God, nor can I specifically say that it isn’t, because I still struggle with how the prophecy to the nation of Israel from the Old Testament is directly turned into a specific prophecy for America. I do believe there is a definite spiritual connection that we are not directly privy to, but it’s there none the less. God thoughts and ways are far above our thoughts and ways. Maybe it has more to do more with the specific vow and our defiant independence apart from God and His Word. I do believe that God is calling America back to Himself. In Romans 2:4, it asks “Do you despise the riches of His goodness and forbearance and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Italics mine) But when we won’t listen, He can use and allow calamities/judgments to get our attention. He wants individual and corporate repentance in America as He does in every other country. We in America have been warned by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent financial fallout and immorality. The question is what we will do about what we now know. Will you repent and follow God through His Son, Jesus Christ? This book was provided by Althea Thompson, Publicity Coordinator, Charisma House/Charisma Media, in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
JeanBourgeois More than 1 year ago
It is factually well researched book that has taken those facts and used them to tell a really interesting story. It is based upon a Biblical passage which appears at first as uneventful and then ties that Scripture to events in recent American and world history in a prophetic manner that really gets your attention. Could this be a modern message of prophecy from God? You read it and then decide!
WorkInProgressKK More than 1 year ago
Very important to read. I did not particularly enjoy the writing style, but the message contained within the story is prophetic. How many times in the Old Testament did the Israelites suffer because they defied the Lord? In his book, Jonathan Cahn demonstrates: behind every mystery and Harbinger, a voice was calling, calling the nation back to God, and crying out, 'RETURN'." I was moved by the Holy Spirit when I visited St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero, but at the time, I had no idea that I was at the very sanctuary where our nation's first president, Senate, and House of Representatives gathered in 1789 to pray. The very first act of our government, after George Washinton's innauguration, as recorded in the Annals of Congress, as part of the first-ever joint session of congress with an acting president was: "to commit America's future to the holy protection and blessing of the Most High." Ground Zero is America's ground of consecration. On this ground is also hidden a national mystery, which the author of this book prophetically unravels.
islandgirl2 More than 1 year ago
This should be a must read for everyone but especially people who believe in a God that calls for repentance. I learned so many things about 9/11 and the aftermath. It really shows how America is under God's discipline and how we need to turn from the path we are currently on so that our land may be healed.
WriterlyWannaBe More than 1 year ago
This book is eerie, shocking and a must read! If all of it was fictional, the theme will still impact any American. I looked up many of the connections and found them true. It is time for America to repent and return...please read this book, then pass it on for someone else to read!