Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., altered the traditional ending of “amen” by saying “Amen and awoman” as he delivered the opening prayer for the 117th Congress on Sunday — raising eyebrows.
Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich slammed the move as fresh evidence of Democrats moving to the left: “the radical madness has begun.”
Cleaver’s office did not respond to an email from Fox News.
Cleaver is an ordained United Methodist pastor and was tapped to lead the opening prayer to start the new session. Congress swore in new lawmakers on Sunday and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as House speaker.
Jonathan Cahn of ‘The Harbinger II: The Return’ Reveals the Biblical Foreshadowing of
a Single Day—and the ‘Only Hope for America’
Best-Selling Author and Prophetic Voice of a Generation Shares a Warning—and a Way Forward
NEW YORK — As this challenging year of 2020 winds down, millions of Americans are looking forward to better, brighter days. On this topic, best-selling author Jonathan Cahn, known worldwide as the creator of one of the year’s biggest publishing successes, “The Harbinger II: The Return has a key message: There are prophetic, biblical explanations for the many trials we have experienced—and an even stronger message for what we must do moving forward.
Among other revelations, Cahn—in “The Harbinger II: The Return—pinpoints a specific day on the Hebrew calendar that brims with significance. And he reveals how America is following a template from the Book of Jeremiah (Ch 39) that leads to judgment.
In a recent interview with Shannon Scholten on “Voice of Truth,” Cahn discussed the vital prophesies contained within “The Harbinger II: The Return
“When you look at the judgment of Judah, the southern kingdom that had rebelled against God, there was a day that sealed that judgment,” Cahn explained. “It was the day the walls of the city were breached by the Babylonians.” Once that happened, Cahn said, “Judah’s hedge of protection was gone. The king fled the city—and those who were supposed to be defending the walls took off, so the defense was broken through.”
Added Cahn, “It happened on the ninth day of the fourth month. The fourth month of the Hebrew year is Tammuz, so the Ninth of Tammuz was the day that the end began. It became a day of sorrow, fasting, and mourning—the day that sealed the destruction of Judah.”
Cahn then revealed how this occurrence foreshadowed the breaking of America’s own “hedge of protection.” “For the first time in history, the Supreme Court redefined marriage. They basically struck down biblical, or traditional, marriage as it has always been. This is major,” Cahn continued, “because God made marriage. If you change it, you’re messing with a vessel of God. So what happened on that day in American history was gigantic, and it is still affecting all of us. It’s affecting religious freedom. It’s affecting everything.”
Cahn is referring, of course, to June 26, 2015—the very date on the Hebrew calendar that is the Ninth of Tammuz. On that exact date, said Cahn, the Supreme Court insisted that the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage—and “it’s the day when the defenses of American civilization were gone. This is an absolute, gigantic warning.”
In “The Harbinger II: The Return Cahn says that when a nation turns away from God and its very foundations, that turning of spirit “will inevitably lead to a turning of values, the changing of standards, laws, and precepts.” Cahn urges Americans to pray, repent, and seek God’s blessing. “If a nation should uphold the ways of the Almighty, then it shall be upheld. But if it should pass judgment upon the ways of the Almighty, then upon that nation shall the judgment of the Almighty be passed. A return to God and His ways is the only hope for America.”
With the release of “The Harbinger II: The Return” on Sept. 1, 2020, thousands of new fans all around the world have embraced Jonathan Cahn’s messages and prophesies. His new book, available for purchase online and everywhere, made the Amazon Bestsellers Top Ten lists of all books in the world and took three of the top ten spots on Amazon’s Christian Books for print, Kindle, and audio—each charting as a Top Ten Bestseller, including #1 Christian Prophecy and #1 Christian Prophecies. “The Harbinger II” also catapulted Cahn’s earlier books back onto bestseller lists, including “The Oracle,” “The Paradigm,” and “The Harbinger.”
The author has made multiple media appearances, including on CBN’s “700 Club,” TBN’s “Praise,” and “Family Talk” with Dr. James Dobson. Cahn is continuing to do TV and radio interviews.
Jonathan Cahn’s first book, “The Harbinger,” became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2012. His next four books were also New York Times bestsellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries,” “The Paradigm,” and “The Oracle.” Along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, Cahn was named one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years who has radically impacted the world.
Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import. He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the world’s neediest. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, and people of all backgrounds, outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and on Jonathan Cahn Facebook.
For more information about “The Harbinger II,” visit TheHarbingerReturns.com. “The Harbinger II: The Return” is published by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma
We must be overcomers and not get sucked in by the political Kool-Aid of our time being served by the Republicans and Democrats. Have faith in God, seek God. God is being left out by many, many Americans in everything. America must REPENT!!!! God is not a God of chaos this is caused by Satan. I have never been so embarrassed by elected officials and all their hate and lies.
The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan.
I will stand with God until He calls me home. I pray constantly, I pray that my emotions never overtake me and I speak or write what God does not want me to. I fought through this morning to get rid of my emotions on all this and write what God wanted me to write. What is going on in D.C. is hurting our children very much to see such bad examples of leadership. Children are hurting enough with the pandemic and to see chaos from leaders is just plain awful. So many Americans, more than 50% do not go to Church because of the crazy behavior they see from people who call themselves Christians.
Do not be foolish and think 2021 is going to be any better than 2020, it will only get darker unless America repents and returns to God. Stand with God not politics, stand in the gap for GOD! We will here at FGGAM!
Dan Ham: When Jesus said to love your enemies and bless those who curse you and do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, what kind of person or political group or politician did he exempt?
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
It gets darker and darker over Washington D.C. It stinks to high heaven. This is not of God. God is not in that darkness. Just think what our children are growing up with, elected officials that spew hate. It is about time that Americans stop drinking the political kool-aid and have communion with Jesus. I am an Independent because I have no faith in both parties, they both have caused so many horrible problems in America. They spew hate and lies about each other. So many broken promises to the American people. What we are now seeing is what I said weeks ago, the split of the Republican Party. The GOP in New Mexico is already lost, no traction, lack of quality leadership and candidates. President Trump will either lead the GOP or he will form a third party. President Trump could also start his own TV news network. The Democrat’s are very divided also. I have no faith in any of them. My faith lies in God Almighty.
God has been kicked out of Washington D.C. that is why we are seeing such chaos. Americans feel good when they say, “God Bless America.” Why should He? We should say, America, Bless God!
I am tougher on the Republicans because they are anti-abortion and so am I. I feel their behavior is destroying their effectiveness for passing further pro-life legislation. I always vet the candidates with the Word of God.
YOU WANT TRUE HEROES???????
I have many people people that I am praying for, My wife Sharon and daughter Gretchen. Sharon is an RN and Gretchen is a Respiratory Therapist. It hurts me to no end when I hear people speak down down to how bad this situation is. So many talk through their hat, old expression. These people that talk about false number of deaths and illnesses should have to work in a COVID ER! They speak with no experience or visual of what our Doctors and nurses face everyday. If you are one of them I would pray that you would stop it, out of respect for all first responders and those that are sick and those that have lost loved ones to COVID! You are being foolish. You have made sickness and death a political issues. You are hurting them with your words. I am doing a double funeral this week. I also know the pain of these families, I know the deep grief many suffer when they cannot be with their loved one dying in the hospital or can not come to the funeral because of a cap on attendees. This pandemic has divided American instead of uniting us in the love, care and compassion that JESUS commands of us!!!! The pandemic has become a political issue like everything else in America and it is destroying us! I know the pain of the lockdowns, I don’t agree with all the health orders, but I will not bend on my defense of the first responders in what they are dealing with while you sit at home.
Kathy Thibodaux has been helping people deal with the grief of losing a loved one to COVID-19. Thank you Kathy for all you do!!! I am thankful we are friends!!! God bless you and we continue to pray for you hubby! Thank you Dear Sister for your service!
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
EVERY LIFE MATTERS!!!!!!!!! EVERY FIRST RESPONDER MATTERS!!!!!!
The definitive and absolute purpose to the believer’s prayer is to rout Satan’s strategy and facilitate God’s will upon the earth. In the believer’s submission to the Spirit, (“walking in the Spirit”), he may accomplish this in his character and presence often without full knowledge of this occurrence.
Many, many years ago while in seminary, three fellow students attended a convention of Satan worshipers in a convention center in Dallas, Texas strictly out of curiosity. They sat way in the back, at a great elevation from the platform. Apparently, the satanic activity on the stage was being hindered, and the leaders of the event soon pointed these young men out from afar and demanded they leave, as their presence was obstructing their program.
Right, fervent, prayer becomes a presence which overtakes the person. You are prayer. The Believer who “walks in the Spirit”, himself, becomes a powerful prayer hindering evil influences, changing men and events, and helping God in His plans. This is the only rational way one might “pray without ceasing.” The weight of this Spirit of Prayer, the Holy Spirit, is constantly going out, though we are not always aware of it. It is a great encouragement to know that this Spirit prayer-power is emanating from us constantly, as we “walk in the Spirit” (being a submissive, usable, and available vessel for God’s will and purpose).
This Spirit influence does not recognize the limitations of time or distance. All of this right praying makes a difference at the other end, in the place, circumstance, or person(s) to which it is intended. Your prayer is a Spirit- intensity arriving immediately wherever in the world you may be praying. Things happen that otherwise would not have happened. Opposition weakens or difficulties give way. Directions are made clear; truth becomes obvious. Health is restored; strength renewed; justice prevails. Men and women are set free. The Kingdom of God is enlarged. All of this seems to fall into what Paul was referring to when he said, “Pray without ceasing.” Pray, yes, of course. But also, be the prayer. “Walk in the Spirit.” America, the world, the Kingdom of God, needs this kind of believer! Pray On!