When I wrote my article about a false revival (here) a couple of days ago, I had missed a significant fact that I now need to share.
The title of the E5-ll video that I included was called “The Return 2020: A Great Revival? Or A Great Deception?” and the only part at that time that struck me was the similarity to what the Lord had been showing me about a false revival in the pipeline.
I did not know (because I didn’t connect the title with anything more than revival) was that The Return 2020 is actually a planned revival event that is to take place nationwide and worldwide according to its website.
Had I known that I would have included it in my first article, but I’m adding it here because it ties right in with what I had said. I am now even more disturbed about coming events this Autumn.
Repentance or Doom
Jonathan Cahn is the leader promoting the Return2020 event and calling for repentance to heal the land.
He is the author of “The Harbinger” a 2012 Christian novel in which the 9/11 terrorism attack was a “divine warning” to the United States and he argues that they show a connection between ancient Israel’s destruction and a coming destruction of the present-day United States.
He says that America’s founding was like Israel’s and the Founding Fathers envisioned a country based on the rules of God and a Light Unto the Nations. He lists warnings or harbingers that were given to ancient Israel before its final destruction by the Assyrians and makes a parallel between each and the events of 9/11.
Thus he is now repeating the same warning that unless there is national repentance, America will be destroyed. (Read Here)
Cahn’s “prophetic announcement” about The Return 2020:
“Without a return to biblical values America will be lost.” Here he links the revival to the “awakening” of which I wrote in the previous article. All these prophets and teachers refer to 2 Chronicles 7:14, an Old Testament verse about national renewal that is taken out of context.
False Messiah Coming Soon
I preface my remarks on the coming Revival with news that in Israel there are those who are predicting the appearance of a “messiah” at roughly the same time, which makes me wonder if there is a convergence of events here, a massive upswell of misguided “prayer” for national healing (the great awakening, as I covered in my previous piece) and a special person arising to lead the world into that time of healing, a person that many in Israel will accept as Messiah.
Rabbi Glazerson reveals that the Messiah will arrive in the Jewish calendar year of 5781 which can be anytime from the night of Rosh Hashanah on September 18, 2020 until the end of 5781 during the day on September 6, 2021. He says that when that happens, the people of Israel will take possession of the land as written in Numbers 33: And you shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have assigned the land to you to possess. (Numbers 33:53)
However the rabbi adds that this can only happen if the Jewish people repent. Towards the end of his presentation, Rabbi Glazerson again points out how 5781 is what is revealed in the Bible as “the time of God.” [Source]
Another Rabbi predicts the following year after a last-ditch stand by the New World Order:
Rabbi Daniel Asor warns … that in the Hebrew calendar year “Taf Shin Pey Aleph (September 2020-September 2021) from Tevet (January-February) until Elul (August–September) those will be the 9 months where the New World Order rules. In the following year of Taf Shin Pey Bet (September 2021-September 2022), a year of the Yovel (Jubilee), on Yom Kippur 2021, the Messiah will reveal himself …. Yom Kippur 2021 falls on the night of September 15 until nightfall on September 16. [Source]
Jewish Feast Days
The revival event, Return 2020, is planned around Jewish dates like the Feast of Trumpets and Atonement. That takes it into a realm beyond Christian repentance and salvation, because those Jewish feasts were originally designed to purify and atone for the sins of the NATION, not just individuals.
Indeed, the core verse used by all the teachers and “prophets” promoting this hoped-for revival is this:
For if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
- Please go here for an answer to the question, “Is 2 Chronicles 7:14 God’s Promise to American Christians Today?“
Healing a LAND, a NATION and even less the WORLD is not what the Christian gospel is about.
There are no supporting Scriptures in the New Testament that imply that if Christians humble themselves and repent that God will give them a nation governed by biblical laws and leaders and that we will have a society that behaves itself, morally. In fact, in the New Testament, in the early church, we see the exact opposite. The more the church prayed, humbled itself, and spread the gospel, the more Rome persecuted Christians. And yet, we never hear of them claiming 2 Chronicles 7:14 as God’s promise to them that He would turn things around if they would only humble themselves and seek His face more. The New Testament, even Jesus Himself, says that we will be persecuted for godly living (John 15:20, Matthew 10:22, 2 Timothy 3:12-13). (See link above)
Evangelism or National Restoration?
From time to time there has been a wave of genuine faith around the world, and I thank God for those times of evangelical victory.
However, what is proposed here is not evangelism but changing society and politics as a whole and (if Jonathan Cahn’s earlier behaviour is anything to go by) energetically working towards the re-election of Trump, something that is outside the remit of pastors and teachers no matter what their personal preferences.
A massive revival endeavour on this scale is really is a kind of blackmail of God, that if we spend a lot of time and money repenting and wanting our country to be better (Make America Great Again, mark two) then according to an Old Testament prophecy about Israel, God has to stop sin and lawlessness and heal the entire country.
On the other hand, God has already told us what will happen shortly before his return – apostasy, delusion, lawlessness and sin.
2 Tim 3: 2-4
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Jonathan Cahn – False Prophet
- Here Jacob Prasch exposes Cahn as a failed prophet and “rabbi”. “The Troubling Hermeneutics Of Jonathan Cahn” (2017)
- And here: False Prophecy: Cahn Sells Yet Another Prophecy Book
- And here: Selling Blessed Shawls for a 5000 dollar pledge.
- Website for The Return 2020
Website quote: “National and global day of prayer and repentance, Sept 26, 2020 on the National Mall, throughout America & the world, in your home, church, or city!”