Can President Trump make America great again?
This and other crucial questions about the destiny of America were asked of Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on our television program Christ in Prophecy. Jonathan is the author of the best-selling books The Harbinger and The Book of Mysteries. He is also the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In one of our 2013 issues of the Lamplighter magazine, we featured Jonathan on the cover as one of the prophetic voices God has anointed to warn our nation of impending judgment.
[Note: Jonathan’s answer below has been edited slightly for grammar and clarity.]
Trump the Harbinger
Jonathan Cahn: Let me tell you something that many people don’t know. I wrote my book The Harbinger a few years ago, long before Donald Trump announced he was going to run for President. In The Harbinger I was led to add that Donald Trump is himself a harbinger. People don’t realize that Trump can be found in my first book in the chapter called “The Tower.” He is part of this mystery.#DonaldTrump is himself a #harbinger. Click To Tweet
Remember how in The Harbinger it describes that the people of Israel had been chastised? They had been warned. And, did they respond in repentance? No! They bragged, “We will come back stronger. We will become greater than before!” Sure, it’s fine to become greater than before, but definitely not without God.
Donald Trump echoes the very response Israel made when God disciplined them and then called the nation back to repentance. “We are going to be great by our own power because we are America!”
When we look to become great without God, we are committing the exact same sin Israel committed, and that’s the template of the harbinger. The only way America can become great again is if America returns to the God who made America great in the first place. If we don’t, we are repeating Israel’s sin.
I believe with Donald Trump that God has granted the United States a window of opportunity to repent. The question is, “What are we going to do about it as believers in Christ?” Are we going to just revel saying, “Okay, great, now Christians have a little relief?” No, if we don’t repent and promote a revival in this land, the nation is finished. Christians need to be praying for a national revival. The only way any nation becomes truly great is by turning to God.
Americans have been waiting for Trump and other leaders to lead this nation in a direction towards God, but really the culture has to take the lead, and we Christians have to impact our society by driving the culture under God’s leadership. We have to pray for and lead a revival. Jesus tasked Christians with this duty when He declared, “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.” America could never have gotten this dark and rotten if the Church was fully doing what Jesus commanded us to do — be salt and light.
What You Do To Israel
I believe one of the reasons God gave us this window of opportunity with President Trump is because of the way in which President Obama treated Israel and the Jewish people. The Abrahamic Covenant is an absolute promise by God. Whatever one does to Israel gets done to them.The #AbrahamicCovenant... whatever one does to #Israel gets done to them. Click To Tweet
Just a year before the 2016 Presidential elections, then President Obama tried to intervene in a sovereign election. He tried to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. During that last Israeli election, everyone thought that Netanyahu was finished. Every liberal outlet like CNN was celebrating. But then, Netanyahu won, and the Mainstream Media went dead. They blacked the news out because they didn’t want to cover his victory. Finally Netanyahu said like, “If nobody is going to announce my reelection then I’m going to announce I just won myself.”
And so, what happens when a nation intervenes in the election of Israel? Well, God will intervene in your election. He will give you a surprise by ending your legacy. So, absolutely, President Obama got what he gave.