The Stunning Bible Connection Between The Overturning of Abortion, COVID, and Revival in America
Could an act performed in a middle eastern desert three thousand years ago provide the key to a modern phenomenon that changed our lives?
Could a Scripture that appeared to Jonathan Cahn while waiting for a plane at an airport provide the missing key to the fate of a plague?
Could the righteous action of an ancient biblical priest be mirrored in modern times by a Supreme Court Justice, and bring about profound change in American policy?
The amazing answers to these questions and more are addressed in Jonathan Cahn’s new blockbuster bestseller The Josiah Manifesto published by Frontline Charisma Media.
“This book opens up the stunning mysteries that lie behind the events that are unfolding right now,” Cahn says. “And it gives the key to unlocking the answer, how to stand and prevail in this hour, and in light of what is yet to come. It’s a guide for the end times.”
A MYSTERY VERSE APPEARS
The mystery began when Cahn heard the news of the overturning of Roe v Wade in an airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“As I passed through security to the gate, I pondered the news,” he recalls. “Though it had been expected for over a month, it was still stunning. As I waited for my flight, I took out my cell phone and pressed the power button and Psalm 106:35 appeared on the screen.”
But they got involved with the nations and learned their practices, and served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. And the land was defiled with the blood.
“It took me a moment to realize how the verse had gotten onto my phone. It was because of a web search I had done while writing The Return of the Gods,” Cahn says. “Still, why it appeared at that moment remained a mystery.”
The verse was an indictment of a nation that had abandoned God and was sacrificing their sons and daughters on the altars of the gods. It spoke of ancient Israel, but the words now stood as an indictment against America. “The fact that it had appeared just then on my cell phone right after hearing the news was all the more striking.”
PHINEHAS AND THE PLAGUE
“As I scrolled up to see the context of the words, I came upon another passage recounting Israel’s embrace of other gods,” says Cahn.
They joined themselves also to Baal of Peor, and ate sacrifices made to the dead. Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, and the plague broke out among them. Then Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the plague was stopped. (Psalm 106:28-30)
“Baal of Peor was connected to child sacrifice. They turned away from God to worship a god of child sacrifice, and a plague broke out among them. I thought of COVID, the plague that had come upon America.”
Cahn points out that Phinehas was a priest at the time of the Exodus, a man zealous for the ways of God. “As the result of his nation’s apostasy, a plague broke out among the Israelites,” says Cahn. “Phinehas intervened to stop the apostasy and because of his act of righteousness, the plague was lifted.”
On Friday morning, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson — the ruling that not only upheld the Mississippi law banning abortion after fifteen weeks, but overturned Roe v. Wade, the ruling that had made abortion on demand the law of the land.
“In that ruling, the majority of Supreme Court justices were likewise seeking to turn back the nation’s sin,” says Cahn. “Their act — like that of Phinehas — was a righteous one and would likewise lead to the saving of life.
“As the words of a nation’s apostasy—of child sacrifice, the coming of a plague, an act of righteousness, and the lifting of the plague—appeared on my cell phone that morning, I wondered if the court’s decision could be linked to a subsiding of the plague that had overtaken America. It would seem to follow that if abortion was rolled back, so too might be the plague.”
In January of 2022, COVID was beginning its third year, as potent and as deadly as ever. By the end of the month, the weekly death toll had almost doubled what it had been at the start, and there was no end in sight.
“The Supreme Court heard the case of Dobbs v. Jackson on December 1, 2021,” Cahn recalls. “The man entrusted with the task of writing the majority opinion and ruling by which Roe v. Wade would be struck down was Justice Samuel Alito. It is standard procedure that once a paper is finished, it is circulated in confidence among the Supreme Court justices.”
Alito had been working on the paper throughout the month of January 2022—the same month in which the plague’s impact was raging across America. “The paper was completed in the early days of February and circulated on February 10. It was the first appearance of the opinion and ruling that would bring Roe v. Wade to an end.”
So Cahn asks the question: If the Supreme Court ruling in the form of Judge Alito’s paper represented the turning back of a nation’s sin, could it also—as did Phinehas’ intervention — lead to the plague’s subsiding? Was there any sign of a change, a turning? Was there any subsiding of the plague?
There was. And the change would be sudden and dramatic. “In January of 2022, the plague’s infection rate was higher than it had ever been since first entering the nation,” recalls Cahn. “And then something happened.”
A dramatic and sudden change took place. “The numbers of those struck by the plague suddenly began to plunge,” says Cahn. “Every week saw another dramatic decrease in COVID cases. The descent was so dramatic that by the first half of February, the time when Alito’s paper was finished and then circulated in the Supreme Court, the plague’s infection rate had plunged to almost one-eighth of what it had been in January.”
The plague had subsided.
“And it was more than that,” says Cahn. “Not only had the rate of infections dramatically plunged, but it would continue to plunge through the spring, into the summer when the Supreme Court decision was announced, into the autumn and winter, and into the following year. It represented the plague’s most pronounced, substantial, and sustained subsiding since entering the country in January 2020. It was unprecedented.”
GOD HAS HEARD
Judge Alito had been the American Phinehas. “Alito sought to roll back the sin and, by so doing, rolled back the plague,” says Cahn. “The decision he drafted represented the answer to the prayers of fifty years. The answer would bear his name—his name was foremost in the ruling. His name, Samuel, is Hebrew and comes from the Bible. Samuel means God has heard.”
Jonathan Cahn is known as a prophetic voice to our times. He leads Hope of the World ministry and Beth Israel/the Jerusalem Center, his ministry base and worship center in Wayne, New Jersey. He is a much-sought-after speaker and appears throughout America and the world. For more information go to HopeoftheWorld.com
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