The Harbinger by Jonathon Cahn is a story that connects the events of 9/11 to ancient Israel. It supports the idea that America is soon to fall under judgement from the Christian God unless the country repents and recognizes the deity as the one true savior.
I’m going to throw out a disclaimer that I was given this book but that I always read with an unbiased mind. I’m not going to voice an opinion on whether or not I believe the information in this book to be legit because that’s honestly not how I viewed the text. I saw it as an opportunity to learn about people and life in general.
So with that being said, here’s what I learned from The Harbinger:
1 – Believing is seeing.
Connections can typically be found or made if a person happens to be searching for them. The deeper you start digging, the more stuff you’ll find. After a ton of facts are unearthed, you will naturally find connections because that’s what you’re looking for.
If you believe something is true with all your heart and soul, then everywhere you turn you will inevitably see signs of validation.
Hey, sometimes I completely believe connections are legit. I’m not denying that. I’m just saying that if you desperately want to see proof that what you feel is reality, you’re going to find proof.
Our minds are beyond powerful. There’s nothing wrong with that. We just have to be prepared to face the facts that not everyone will see the same connections that we see.
2 – Work on treating the underlying causes instead of the symptoms alone.
A lot of issues in our bodies, souls, relationships, etc. go way deeper than the surface symptoms. On a larger scale, the problems in our country also have more meaning than just the backlash and hatred we see everyday.
Whether the deeper meaning is God giving warnings, insecurity, money or stress, don’t take disparities lightly. Evaluate and take a step back. Ask yourself, “What’s really going on here?”
Illnesses of any kind should be viewed in the iceberg format. We only see the tip, but there’s a mass of causes below the surface.
Find the underlying causes or you’ll never be free of the issue.
3 – Telling stories is an effective tool to spread messages.
Most of us won’t read an informational text on describing similarities between ancient Israel and modern America. But it’s easier to reach more people if the book is a narrative – a compelling story packed with mysteries.
Because of the story format, the information likely made its way to hundreds more people than if Cahn had written a formal essay.
Throughout the ages, from poems and epics to fairy tales and fables, stories have provided an intriguing method of spreading messages to the masses. Stories preserve history, provide moral lessons, and entertain creative minds.
Never underestimate the power of a well written story.
In the end, The Harbinger taught me that believing is seeing, underlying causes should be evaluated, and that stories help get messages out into the world.
On a historical note, I also learned a bit about George Washington and that first presidential inauguration. I wonder what George Washington would think about the world today. 🤔
Thanks for reading this post and let me know what you think about The Harbinger.
Have a good day, go learn something.
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