Jonathan Cahn has recently emerged as one of God’s most powerful prophetic voices calling this nation to repentance and warning us of judgment and destruction if we refuse to repent. Cahn is a best-selling author and rabbi of a Messianic congregation in Wayne, New Jersey called Jerusalem Center Beth Israel.
At our 2018 Bible conference themed God’s Prophetic Voices to America, Rabbi Cahn spoke about a fascinating biblical blueprint that is unfolding in our nation today. We aired a portion of his presentation on our television program Christ in Prophecy, and now here below. In this segment Jonathan Cahn concludes teaching from his book The Paradigm by showing the parallels between King Jehu and Donald Trump.
Jehu as Trump’s Paradigm
Jonathan Cahn: What the Paradigm reveals about ancient Israel, what then about America? Here we are now. It this Paradigm going to come up to right where we are today?
In ancient Israel, the nation came to a crossroads. If the house of Ahab continued in power it would have sealed the nation’s apostasy. Religious liberty would have been stamped out. The Word of God would have been eliminated. The people of God would have been persecuted.
So, too, in America, we have reached a similar crossroads. If the reign of anti-biblical leaders who hold to anti-biblical agendas would have continued, they would have sealed America’s apostasy. It would have sealed the Supreme Court for a generation. It would have ended religious liberty. This was the campaign when Hillary proclaimed that your deep seeded religious beliefs have to be changed. This was the campaign that brought the most brazen convention in the history of the Democratic Party where they actually celebrated the killing of the unborn and vowed to strike down the Hyde Amendment so you would be directly funding the killing of babies. That’s what was at stake in the 2016 election.
But, in the ancient Paradigm, there came a surprise. A man who is revealed. He is revealed as the warrior, and his name is Jehu. He will be the mystery behind the man you know as Donald Trump.
I wrote The Harbinger as a prophetic warning. Years before this past election, people didn’t realize that I was led to include Donald Trump in that book. I didn’t name him, but he’s there. You can find it in my book if you look hard enough.
In 2 Kings 9 it tells of how the prophet Elisha sends a prophet to the army camp to meet a man name Jehu. He takes Jehu alone and he says, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed you to become king of Israel to war against the house of Ahab.”
The mystery of Donald Trump is found in Jehu. Donald Trump, as far as America is concerned, and as far as Israel was concerned he was Cyrus, but as far as America he is Jehu. Jehu was not a politician, and Donald Trump was not a politician. Jehu was a fighter. Donald Trump is a fighter. Actually, he fights with everybody!
Jehu was not a gentleman. Well? Jehu was kind of wild, kind of out of control, and you never knew what he was going to do next. Do I have to say anything? Jehu would come on the national stage suddenly and shake up the status quo, and so, too, with Donald Trump. Jehu would begin a race to the throne of Israel, and Donald Trump will begin a race to the throne of America.
Jehu had not lived a godly life, and neither has Donald Trump. Now this warrior is used, despite himself, for God’s purposes in this moment. Jehu mounts up his chariot and heads to the royal city. On the way the watchman sees him coming and he says, “The driving is like that of Jehu for he driveth furiously.” Donald Trump, well, do you want to describe his race? The word in Hebrew is not just furious, the word in Hebrew means also crazy. The driving of the race is crazy. In fact, some of your Bibles say, “He driveth like a madman.” Well, that was the 2016 presidential race.
So, Jehu gets to the palace. In his rise to the throne, Jehu the warrior will come head to head against the former First Lady. Then there will come a showdown. Likewise, at the end the Paradigm shows Donald Trump, you have Hillary Clinton, you’ve got the warrior, you’ve got this fighter, and then you’ve got the former First Lady, both going head to head.
Remember the polls were all saying Hillary Clinton was going to trounce Donald Trump. But, the ancient Paradigm said something else. It said when the warrior comes against the former First Lady it will be the warrior who will emerge triumphant. Jehu was also a judgment on King Joram’s rule.
There is a covenant that goes back 4,000 years. You know about it if you love God and you love prophecy. The covenant goes that whatever you do to the Jewish people shall be done to you. A year before the American election, there was also an election in Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu was running for reelection, and Obama intervened, if you remember. He sought to stop Netanyahu from being elected and overturn his pro-Israel stand. Obama didn’t win. His efforts weren’t successful. Kind of like this last election here in the U.S., Netanyahu surprised everyone because he won. It’s funny because all the liberal media were celebrating that Netanyahu was over, and then all of a sudden CNN went blank, black, nothing. There was no reporting. Finally Netanyahu said, “Listen, they are not going to report it, so I’ll report it. I just won!”
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When the warrior finally defeats the former First Lady, it happens in the both of the nation’s chief northeastern cities. So, too, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the same northeastern located cities here.
How long was Hillary Clinton in power? How long was she on the national stage? Twenty-two years with her husband, first as First Lady of Arkansas, and then of America. After that twelve years in government, she steps down for two years, comes back for two years, and then goes forward to try to become America’s president. So, you add it all together, for 22 years with her husband and 14 years on her own political career. How long was Jezebel on the national stage? Twenty-two years with her husband, and on her own for 14 years.
The warrior then turns his attention to the capital city where he’s got to go to become ruler of the land. So, too, does Donald Trump turn his attention to Washington. Jehu heads to the capital city with one agenda. What was that agenda? To drain the swamp. Literally and violently. Donald Trump heads there with the same agenda.
Jehonadab as Pence’s Paradigm
On his way to the throne Jehu meets a man named Jehonadab. Jehonadab was a mystery guy. He’s identified in virtually every Bible commentary as a representative of the people of the land, particularly the religious conservatives of the land. Amazingly, Jehu meets with Jehonadab. Likewise, Donald Trump on his way to the capital meets with religious conservatives.
What does Jehu do? Jehu basically says, “Listen, I’m with you. Are you with me?” What did Donald Trump do? What did he say to Christians? He said, “I’m with you. I’m for life. I’m for religious liberty. I’m for this. I’m for these values. Will you be with me?” Jehonadab says, “Yes,” and he gets in the chariot with Jehu and the two of them ride to the capital city. So, too, do most religious conservatives saying “Yes” because they knew the alternative.
In the same way, Donald Trump actually made a partnership with a literal man, Mike Pence, who is a born-again Christian. Pence is very much like the man Jehonadab. Jehonadab abstained from any appearance of evil. The two of them also head together to the capital city.
If Donald Trump was not supported by Christians, or by many of them, he would not be president today.
When did all these things take place? They all happened when the queen was defeated. Jehu took the throne all in the twelfth year or Joram. Well, if you take the beginning of Joram, and you take his rise to power in 2004, that takes you to 2016, and that’s exactly when Trump’s election happened.
When Jehu gets to the capital city, he sets out first thing to dismantle the cult of Baal and the killing of children. He takes down the temple of Baal that Ahab had built in the capital. Jehu destroys the temple of Baal. He dismantles the cult of Baal. He cuts off governmental support of the killing of children. Likewise, what did Donald Trump do? The first thing he did was to issue executive orders to overturn the pro-abortion orders of his predecessor.
The remainder of this hard-hitting presentation by Jonathan Cahn is available on our 2018 conference DVD, titled God’s Prophetic Voices to America.