What happens when the spirit of Jezebel is working through church leadership? This is the most frequent question I am asked in regards to this topic.
How do we discern our own possible spirit of rebellion versus a leader operating in this spirit? In other words, if I'm calling everyone who tells me what to do, "Jezebel", then I have issues.
On the other hand, if I'm involved in coercive behavior against my will with a church leader, then I need to get freedom from Jezebel. Just keep in mind that the spirit of Jezebel working through an individual wants freedom in the church so that they can have control, but the spirit of Elijah wants freedom in the church so that God can move. (A good thing) It is serious error to believe that just because a church leader asks you to do something that you don't feel like doing means that they have a Jezebel spirit.
In 1 Peter 5, Peter exhorts church leaders to "shepherd the flock of God exercising oversight", but "not lording it over them". In other words, those in spiritual authority have been instructed by God himself to not suffocate, manipulate, or make those under their care feel inferior to them in any way. Rather, church leaders are called to care for the flock of God through instruction, correction, and counsel.
Here is a profile/mindset of a church member who is under the influence of a Jezebel spirit working through a church leader:
1. "I can't visit another church, special service, etc or my church leader will become angry or verbally abusive."
2. "If I don't give them my money, they say I'm under a curse."
3. "If I leave their church, they say I will become sick, poor, or miss my destiny."
4. "My loyalty to God is measured by my loyalty to them."
5. "I cannot make any life decisions without running everything through them."
6. "I'm afraid of communicating to them how I really feel for fear of repercussions."
7. "They are constantly asking me to serve them, but they've never asked how they can serve me."
8. "I'm suspicious of other church leaders because they are always warning me of other church leaders."
9. "They consistently remind me of all that they've done for me and make me feel second class.
10. "I can't respectfully ask any questions or share my perspective or it's received as I'm being rebellious and insubordinate."
If you are serving under a church leader where more than 6-7 of these attitudes and thoughts cross your mind often, you need to find freedom from the spirit of Jezebel. If you felt sick reading those ten points, it's an immediate sign the spirit is at work against you now or has been in the past.
We are in a last-days battle for the true and pure prophetic to come forth. It is a battle between the demonic powers of Jezebel's influence and the promised restoration of the spirit of Elijah. In the natural, biblical setting, Queen Jezebel manipulated King Ahab and pressured the prophets into hiding. Elijah came forth with an authentic prophetic mantle to dismantle the ruling false power.
As it was in this historical context, there are parallel lessons for us to learn and apply in our day. It is time to expose Jezebel's influence and for the authority and anointing of the true prophetic to disarm this fierce, dark force. Let's look at Queen Jezebel's background and the tactics she demonstrated.
Background on Queen Jezebel and Her Tactics
A Look at 1 Kings 16:31"The sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat were seen as minor for him to walk in, for he took Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians, as his wife and went and served Baal and worshipped him."
Ahab married her contrary to God's command and opened the door to the "religious idolatry" of Baal worship, including acts of child sacrifice and licentiousness, including both heterosexual and homosexual fertility rites.
A Look at 1 Kings 18:4"When Jezebel killed the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them in groups of fifty in a cave and fed them with bread and water" (1 Kings 18:4).
Jezebel hated God's Word and killed off the true prophets of God.
A Look at 1 Kings 18:9"He said, 'What evil have I done that you would hand your servant into the hand of Ahab to put me to death?'"
Jezebel was a very prominent supporter of "religious" work, and she fed the false prophets and was their support system.
A Look at 1 Kings 19:1-2"And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done and how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, 'So let the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.'"
The abdicating nature of Ahab empowered the Jezebel spirit. She resisted and opposed true godly authority and desired to control and exercise power over everyone. She set herself up against Elijah in particular.
A Look at 1 Kings 19:3-4"When he saw that she was serious, he arose and ran for his life to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he went a day's journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a juniper tree and asked that he might die, saying, 'It is enough! Now, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers.'"
Jezebel caused fear, debilitating discouragement, depression and immobilization.
A Look at 1 Kings 21:5-7
But Jezebel his wife came to him and said, "Why is your spirit so sad that you refuse to eat bread?"
And he said to her, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, 'Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard for it.' And he answered, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'â€¯"
Jezebel his wife said to him, "Are you not the governor of the kingdom of Israel? Get up and eat bread, and let your heart be happy, for I will get the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you."
Jezebel controlled by scorn and sarcasm, and she took matters into her own hands.
A Look at 1 Kings 21:11-14
The men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, as it was written in the letters that she had sent to them. They proclaimed a fast and set Naboth on high among the people. Two men, children of Belial, came in and sat in front of him, and the men of Belial witnessed against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth blasphemed God and the king." Then they carried him out of the city and stoned him to death. Then they sent word to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth has been stoned and is dead."
Jezebel got others to do the dirty work, and she believed the end justified the means. She condoned sin, even murder, to get what she wanted. She attempted to remove good men and kill their spiritual or physical sons.
10 Characteristics of the Jezebel Spirit
"But I have a few things against you: You permit that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat food sacrificed to idols" (Rev. 2:20).
Jezebel's ultimate goal is always control. The Jezebel spirit is always motivated by its own agenda, which it relentlessly pursues.
The Jezebel spirit attacks, dominates or manipulates, especially male authority. Queen Jezebel usurped political authority of the kingdom. This spirit's ultimate goal is to conquer or neutralize the prophet because a discerning leader is its greatest enemy.
Jezebel causes fear, flight and discouragement. This spirit often causes a spiritual leader to flee from his appointed place by character assassination and ruining his reputation.
People under Jezebel's influence are natural leaders, although often covertly. The Jezebel spirit attempt to seek out people of influence to win their ear, gain credibility and win endorsement for their toxic cause.
People under Jezebel's influence are often insecure and wounded, with pronounced egocentric needs. They are often trying to fill a love deficit. People under Jezebel's control always have deep, unhealed wounds from sources such as rejection, resistance, fear, insecurity, self-preservation and bitterness, which in turn, spreads its defilement to many.
The Jezebel spirit functions subtlety and deceptively.People controlled by Jezebel use flattery to win you over to their domination. Jezebel spirits are masters of manipulation by guilt and undermining or discrediting another's influence. Those under Jezebel's control use flirtation and are extremely jealous of anyone they perceive to be a threat.
Ultimately, people under Jezebel's influence are proud, independent and rebellious.Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (1 Sam. 15:23) and will attempt to control others through any means other than the Holy Spirit.
It takes an Ahab to let a Jezebel spirit operate unchallenged.Those under Jezebel's influence do not operate without someone under an Ahab spirit's influence enabling them to function.
A Jezebel spirit is always in alignment with a religious spirit.Both Jezebel in the Old Testament and Revelation in the New Testament operated under the cover of religion. Its religious deeds are done for all to see. True and pure spiritual gifts attract people to Jesus, not to the people who exercise the gifts.
The families of people under Jezebel's influence are often out of order.Those under Jezebel's influence control their partners and cause their children to take sides, grow up insecure, disrespect their fathers, feel manipulated and become distrustful toward true authority.
Why Deal With This Spirit?
For the kingdom's sake. This spirit destroys God's true image in the family and defies His loving order in the church. According to Revelation 2:26-28. there is a great prize for winning this war.
For the church's sake.When we overthrow the demonic stronghold of Jezebel, we secure lineage and legacy within the body of Christ. As Elijah did, we will be able to call down the rain of revival and breathe life into barren places.
For love's sake.Those operating under Jezebel's snare need to be healed. God loves all people and wants to see every man and woman set free in Jesus' great name! For love's sake, God deals redemptively with those under Jezebel's influence.
For the children's sake. The generational curse of Jezebel can be broken when confronted with the truth of God's Word and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Order can be restored, and the Spirit of Elijah can be poured out turning the hearts of the fathers to the children.
For our soul's sake. The revelation of the "morning star" is granted to the overcomers. He promises more revelation of Himself!
For our health's sake.Tolerating Jezebel can cause sickness; therefore, overcoming its influence will bring the restoration of health and life.
For obedience's sake.God loves obedience. Obedience is better in God's eyes than sacrifice. The church at Thyatira left Jezebel alone. God will richly reward the church in a city that will not tolerate its evil in their midst.
We Must Break the Power of this Stronghold
Praying with Authority in Jesus' Name
Father, I come to You in the great name of Jesus. I confess and renounce as sin my actions and attitudes of manipulation, domination and controlling other people. I repent for operating in the ways of Jezebel. Forgive me. I receive Your love and obediently submit to You.
I resist the devil and stand against this demonic stronghold in Jesus' mighty name. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I receive by faith my freedom. By the grace of God, I will honor delegated authority in my life and not displace them. Thank You for a new beginning of purity, humility and holiness based in the truth of God's Word. You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!
I sensed my friend Kim Clement as I stood at the Mount. Was thinking that the prophetic gift he had is now being released. The ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. Nations are in the valley of decision. It’s Israel’s 70th year and the Nations are already voting on its right to exist.
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In his latest New York Times best-seller The Paradigm, Jonathan Cahn unveils how today's politicians demonstrate alarmingly similar behaviors as leaders from the Bible.
Cahn writes on King Ahab, whom the Bible presents as a man divided. He was at the forefront of deepening apostasy in ancient Israel, leading a spiritual, cultural and political war against the nation's biblical faith and traditional values. Cahn identifies the characteristics of such a leader and reveals how these traits set the precedent for political figures in modern, Western culture.
"The king will be a divided man. On one hand, he will come from a culture founded on faith in God. On the other, he will embrace and champion a culture and an ethos that wars against the God of his heritage.... He will be a man in conflict, compromised, complicated and divided," Cahn says.
He emphasizes the impact that leaders have on a nation and how their actions carry great weight for good and evil. Cahn extrapolates on Ahab as a leader, detailing how he oversaw the rise of a new pagan morality and presided over its enshrinement. By embracing Baal worship, Ahab allowed his people to transfer sexuality from the private realm of marriage to the public realm of the temple cult.
Furthermore, Baal worship involved child sacrifices. Thus, under Ahab's reign, the government endorsed the killing of innocent children. Cahn then reveals how the Bible uses this paradigm of the king to foretell a modern-day leader who would also allow the murder of children, along with other acts of ungodly morality.
"As it was with King Ahab, President Clinton was especially connected to the blood of the innocent.... As it was in the reign of King Ahab, it was in Clinton's time in office that the state now became an active agent in the nation's apostasy," Cahn writes.
He points to how Bill Clinton signed a series of executive orders that enabled abortion in America and around the world. He also writes on Clinton's act of adultery in the White House, which not only separated sex from marriage, but also placed sexual sin on the ultimate public platform. Bolstered by these parallels, Cahn underscores King Ahab and President Clinton's overall moral ambiguity.
"Though Clinton was raised with a biblical foundation, he would embrace an ethos and morality that warred against biblical morality. As was his prototype, King Ahab, Clinton was a man divided. ... He would sin against the ways of God and then express repentance and sorrow—just as Ahab did," Cahn says.
The Paradigm details how both these leaders, one from 3,000 years ago and the other in contemporary America, exhibited a weakness of will and morality. By drawing on these similarities and even incorporating shocking parallels between timelines, Cahn demonstrates how the paradigm can provide insight for future events.
"The Bible is the Word of God," Cahn affirms, "So much that its patterns, keys and templates reveal, illuminate, foretell, if not determine even the events and details of the present day."
In The Paradigm, Cahn uses these revelations to educate readers on the dangers of having leaders who rebel against God's ways.
He expounds on how Clinton and Ahab had both "broken the ground and breached moral parameters that had never before been breached. And because of these breaches, the repercussions would be far-reaching, not only into the future but into other lands."
The Paradigm refers to an ancient blueprint that reveals secrets to modern-day events. In his signature descriptive and precise writing, Cahn exposes shocking parallels between ancient Middle Eastern palaces and the White House, biblical leaders and today's political figures, scandals from 3,000 years ago and the current controversies on American soil. The Paradigm was released on Sept. 19, 2017 and is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House. Learn more at www.TheParadigmMystery.com.
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Is it possible that there exists a master blueprint that lies behind the events of the modern world? Is it possible that this blueprint originated in ancient times and yet tells of events in the 21st century?
Could this blueprint foretell the rise and fall of modern leaders and governments? Could events that took place nearly 3,000 years ago now be determining the course of our world and, with it, the course of our lives?
Could this mystery reveal not only the events of the modern world, but the timing of those events—revealing not only the year when an event is to take place but, in some cases, the exact date—including the exact date on which the greatest terrorist attack of modern times was to take place?
Could a template of the ancient Middle East even foretell the outcome of a presidential election? Could it give the exact parameters of time that modern world leaders are allotted to remain on the national and world stage?
Has this paradigm affected all of our lives? Have we all been part of its replaying? And if we were able to open up this master blueprint, what would it reveal to us or warn us of concerning our future? The answer is stunning. There does exist a master blueprint. This is what The Paradigm opens up.
The Ancient Blueprint
The mystery of The Paradigm is connected to that of The Harbinger. In some ways, it is The Harbinger's other dimension. The Paradigm is without question the most explosive book I have ever written—so explosive that I hesitated to put it down on paper. But because of its critical nature, I could not hold back. For contained in the mystery is not only a revelation but a critical warning.
The Paradigm is the uncovering of an ancient blueprint, a mystery that came into existence ages before the people it concerns were born and millennia before the events it reveals transpired. It involves a journey of nearly 3,000 years, from the sands of an arid Middle Eastern landscape to soil and streets of present-day America, from ancient palaces to the White House—with ruthless kings and queens, mysterious priests and priestesses, secrets and scandals, prophets and holy men, signs, portents, wonders and harbingers. Once the veil of the ancient mystery is removed, it will be hard to see the world the same way again.
In the last half-century, we have witnessed a metamorphosis, the apostasy of American and Western civilization away from and against the ways of God. But behind all this lies an ancient paradigm, which reveals and foreshadows all these things. The paradigm comes from the fall of ancient Israel—but it not only reveals the overall phenomenon of modern times, but the specific details, specific events, actions and people of our day.
We have witnessed an acceleration and deepening of the The Paradigm - JONATHAN CAHN CHARISMA NEWS in the last quarter-century, beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to the present day. It has involved a culture war, the overturning of biblical values and the prevailing of an anti-Christian worldview.
This is all in the paradigm. And behind the leaders of our day lie ancient leaders who hold the key to each of them. Because of the limited space we have here—and the explosive nature of the revelations—I cannot here reveal the names of the ancient leaders. But I will refer to them by using representative titles.
Out of the mystery of an ancient ruler whom we will call the king comes the paradigm of a modern world leader. It reveals this:
At the beginning of the ancient period of deepening national apostasy, a leader would rise to power, stand at the forefront of a culture war and champion anti-biblical practices that had never before been championed from the throne.
So in the early 1990s, at the same time that the words "culture war" entered modern discourse, a leader rose to power: Bill Clinton. He would be at the forefront of America's culture war. He would become the first president in American history to champion such anti-biblical practices as abortion and homosexuality. According to the paradigm, he will be known for moral weakness and scandal. So too, Bill Clinton would become known for all of these things.
The Days of the King
The key event and date in Bill Clinton's rise to the presidency, that which would mark his entrance to the national stage, came with his election as governor of Arkansas. He was sworn in in January 1979. From his platform as governor, he began his ascent and then campaign for the presidency. He was elected president in 1991. He would remain president until January 2001. From January 1979 to January 2001 is a period of 22 years.
What about his ancient prototype? How many years did the ancient king spend on the national stage? The Bible reveals it. It was a period of 22 years. Clinton's years on the national stage conformed exactly to the years of his ancient prototype, the king in the paradigm.
In the case of the ancient king, his reign would be marked by scandal, one scandal in particular. When in his reign would that scandal take place? According to the biblical record, it would take place 19 years after he came onto the national stage.
What happens if we take Clinton's years on the national stage, beginning with his becoming governor of Arkansas, and add the 19 years of the paradigm—where does it bring us? It brings us to the year 1998. It was 1998 that was the year that the scandal of the Clinton presidency was exposed and broke to the world—the Lewinsky scandal.
If we go deeper, Clinton assumed the office of governor in January 1979—thus adding 19 years brings us to January 1998. It was January 1998 that was the exact month that the scandal broke forth.
In fact, another facet of the ancient biblical paradigm pinpoints one day in particular for the scandal to have been exposed. The day is Jan. 20, 1998. That date marks the exact moment that the scandal of Clinton's presidency broke to the world.
The king becomes the first leader in his nation's history to rule the land in a form of co-regency with his wife. She becomes the first queen or first lady of the land to form a political team with her husband. She will continually influence and incite him to action. She will be seen as an opponent of traditional and biblical values. In terms of temperament, she will be viewed as the harder of the two. She will be unique in her ambition to gain her own political power and will be distrusted by a large portion of her nation.
So Bill Clinton was the first leader in American history to rule the land in a form of co-presidency with his wife. Hillary Clinton has long been seen as an opponent of traditional and biblical values. In terms of temperament, she was always viewed as the harder of the two. She would be unique in being the first presidential wife ambitious to acquire her own political power and would be distrusted by much of her nation.
In a chapter entitled "The Goddess," the ancient queen brings to the palace practitioners of pagan morality, priests of foreign gods, conjurers, consulters with the dead. Though it would seem hard to believe that something like this could take place in modern America, The Paradigm reveals that this actually took place.
The president and the first lady in particular brought into the highest of places, even into the White House, practitioners of pagan morality and priests of foreign gods. And their presence in the White House even involved a form of conjuring. It even involved a link to the actual deity contained in the paradigm and invoked by the ancient queen.
In the days of the ancient king, a nemesis arises, a national archenemy. He would pose a growing danger to the king's nation. He would issue threats of destruction. He would originate from the East. He would originate of a Semitic people and speak a Semitic language. He would ultimately strike the king's land and cause destruction.
So in the days of Clinton's presidency, a nemesis would arise, a national archenemy. His name would be "bin Laden." He would pose a growing danger to America. He would issue threats against the nation. He would come from the east, from a Semitic people and speak a Semitic language—Arabic. And he would ultimately strike the king's land and cause destruction.
According to the ancient paradigm, he would be known by a two-part or hyphenated name. According to his ancient prototype, his name would begin with the letters "b" and "n"—with the Middle-Eastern word b-n—or bin—as in bin Laden.
In a chapter of The Paradigm entitled "The Day," a stunning revelation is given concerning one of the most important days of our times. In the ancient template, the king performs a specific and notable act. From the time the act is performed, there begins a countdown. The countdown will end with a day of bloodshed and national calamity.
According to the ancient paradigm, President Clinton performed the exact same act as his ancient prototype. When one takes the day that the act was performed and applies the biblical countdown of days given in the paradigm—the countdown ends on a particular day. Did anything of significance happen on that day?
What is the day the paradigm brings us to? September 11, 2001—America's day of national calamity and bloodshed. It was all there in the ancient template. In fact, if one had known the paradigm then, one could have marked the date on one's calendar years in advance as the date appointed for calamity.
A Glimpse of the Revelations
This is just the beginning of some of the mysteries the master blueprint reveals. It is impossible in the space given here to reveal the other mysteries of the book. To give a glimpse of some of what the paradigm foretells:
After the end of her husband's reign, the queen and first lady goes on to pursue her own political power—on her own. She will dwell in the nation's capital in the highest halls of power. (After the end of her husband's presidency, Hillary Clinton will pursue her own political power in the capital city.)
A man will come to power (two reigns after that of the king) who will follow in the king's footsteps and pick up where the king left off, pursuing a course of hostility to biblical faith and departure from the ways of God (Barack Obama).
This successor will dwell together in the highest house of the land with the former queen/first lady. (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will dwell together in the White House.)
The nemesis will be assassinated as a result of his courier. The assassination will begin while he is lying in bed. He will be executed in his bedroom. It will take place 10 years after he brings calamity to the nation. (Osama bin Laden will be assassinated in his bedroom—10 years after masterminding the calamity of 9/11.)
The exact years given to the successor to remain on the national stage will be ordained in the ancient paradigm. (The years of Barack Obama will follow exactly the years of his ancient prototype in the paradigm.)
As the successor's (Obama's) years draw near to an end, a man will arise who is not a politician but a fighter (revealed in the chapter called "The Warrior"). His rise will be fast and unexpected. (At the end of the Obama years will come the rise of Donald Trump on the national stage.)
The man will begin a race to the nation's throne that will best be described as "crazy." He will come to the capital city to "drain the swamp." He will come head-to-head with the former queen and first lady. (No need for commentary here.)
The first lady will be defeated. (Trump will defeat Clinton). He will replace the successor and will become the new leader of the land. (Trump will defeat Clinton and will become the president of the United States.)
In an ancient land, halfway across the world, an ancient structure linked to the mystery will fall. Its fall will mark the mystery and will correspond to events taking place on American soil.
At the beginning, I posed the question: "Is it possible that there exists a master blueprint that lies behind the events of the modern world?" As impossible as it sounds, the answer is yes. And the answer is amazing.
In view of this, what does The Paradigm reveal about what is yet to come, what the future holds? In one of the last chapters of the book, I address that. The Paradigmgives us warning. The template concerns a nation in apostasy and ultimately heading for judgment. But it also gives us wisdom, insight and hope.
The very last chapter is called "The Elijah Paradigm." It reveals the strategy given in the ancient template for the people of God to stand in such a time as this. Thus the paradigm speaks of our own lives. We have a role to play in the days ahead. God's purposes and people are never finished, according to the role of Elijah (who is also in the ancient paradigm).
And most of all, The Paradigm not only opens a veil into what is actually taking place before our eyes, and what is yet to come, but it manifests this truth: No matter what happens in the world, in our lives or in these days—we must believe, live and act in accordance with this one fact: God is still on the throne. And everything is in His hands.
We must be aware of the times. We must be strong and bold. We must remember Who is on the throne. And in light of that ... we must live like it.
Jonathan Cahn is the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Harbinger, The Mystery of the Shemitah and The Book of Mysteries. He leads Hope of the World Ministries and the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel in Wayne, New Jersey. To receive prophetic updates and more from his ministry, go toHopeoftheWorld.organd Facebook Jonathan Cahn.
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We who lived through Hurricane Irma are glad the damage isn't worse, considering experts are calling it one of the biggest and strongest hurricanes in history. I lost power at my house for only 28 hours, and a huge pine fell but did no damage. At the office, our sign was blown over. We had to work remotely for four days until power could be restored to our building.
Irma means "goddess of war"—and this storm brought destruction. It crashed into Florida and closed our offices the very week before we launch Jonathan Cahn's newest book, The Paradigm. The Paradigm contains a chapter called "The Goddess." It's about the goddess of Jezebel—Ashtoreth/Astarte—the goddess of sexuality, war and destruction. Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last week, and Harvey means "the warrior." The Paradigm also contains a chapter called "The Warrior."
In the cover story for this month's Charisma, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn explains how there is a master blueprint that lies behind current events, the rise and fall of leaders and governments, which reveals our future. If you missed it, click here to read this fascinating overview. I'm sure it will astonish you, answer your questions and reveal things you could never have imagined.
The Paradigm is Cahn's latest book and, I believe, his most important. Because of the attacks that are coming, we believe the enemy must not be happy about its launch. Every time Cahn has released a major book, we've seen attacks at the exact time the book debuts.
The first release of The Harbinger (e-book): Hurricane Irene strikes the building where Cahn's congregation meets, and the ministry is out of the building for seven weeks.
The release of The Shemitah: Cahn is suddenly paralyzed with a mysterious condition and is hospitalized for one week.
The release of The Book of Mysteries: The town in which Rabbi Cahn's congregation is located suddenly issues about 10 threats, violations and summons, all within one week of the book's release.
The week of the first broadcasts featuring The Paradigm, which releases next week: Hurricanes arrive, and Charisma Media is specifically struck by Irma; thus the enemy is seeking to hinder the launch.
At the same time, the modern antitype of Jezebel comes out with her book—and her argument and accusations—the week before The Paradigm releases. As in The Paradigm, the warrior strikes the priests, and the representative is the woman Houston, so Hurricane Harvey—the warrior—strikes Houston.
I don't believe we can attribute everything to demonic attacks. But the pattern that exists is unmistakable.
Bottom line: It's a good sign that the enemy is so furious. But we must press forward all the more and refuse to be stopped.
I'm not saying there's a simplistic cause-and-effect relationship or that these major disasters are solely tied to specific events. But as God works all things together for good, so too, the enemy seeks to work all things together for evil and against the purposes of God.
Because of all this, I ask intercessors who have the ability to see what is happening in Scripture to pray against these attacks and also that the message of The Paradigm will have wide distribution. America must wake up to what is happening spiritually in our nation.
Just as Cahn's The Harbinger revealed patterns of how God was dealing with Israel and also America after 9/11, The Paradigm reveals a biblical blueprint that shows that patterns in ancient Israel are repeated in our day and are specifically tied to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and even Donald Trump.
In The Paradigm, the warrior(Jehu) strikes the priests of the pagan gods and goddesses. The modern representation of the priests of the goddess is a woman named Houston. So now Hurricane Irma—the goddess of war, also linked to Jezebel—strikes the publishers of The Paradigm.
Maybe it's a coincidence, or maybe it's part of a larger pattern the Lord is revealing. Thank you for your prayers as we forge ahead and recover from this enormous storm.