What they’re saying about ‘Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’

The accolades for the No. 1 faith movie in America for the last 30 weeks continue to pour in from members of Congress to movie stars to war heroes.

One of the latest endorsements for “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the WND Film based on the discoveries of messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger,” comes from the star of the new hit movie “Last Ounce of Courage.”

Marshall Teague, who plays the mayor of a town who fights back against religious intolerance in the movie, had this to say: “‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ is a chillingly compelling look into biblical history in the midst of repeating itself. Information presented to viewers eludes the most skeptical from ignoring a link between the past and present littered throughout our political chains. To falter in our faith and mockingly rise in the tide of self-importance will hasten the prophecy of Isaiah 9:10.”

Likewise, former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton, a retired admiral and the author of “When Hell Was in Session,” which describes his ordeal as the Vietnam prisoner of war held captive longer than any other, had this to say about “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment”: “Isaiah’s historic efforts to curb the defection of the Hebrews from the dictates of the God of Abraham parallels what’s happening in America today – with the abandonment of fundamental principles upon which the United States was founded, including the principle stated in the Declaration of Independence, that our citizens are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.’ Every time the Jews disobeyed God, they suffered. Disaster would be America’s punishment as well.”

“The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” is the stunning documentary revealing the striking parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and God’s early judgments of America.

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Are Bible’s ‘end times’ in today’s headlines?

It doesn’t take long for those with an interest in Bible prophecy to begin drawing comparisons to the study of what the Bible calls the “end times” to today’s news headlines.

To them the book of Matthew, Chapter 24, reads like the front page of the New York Times.

Jesus’ disciples asked him in Matthew 24 for a sign of the “end of the world.” He answered their question with a series of events to watch for, and so began the job of those who would watch for these things to take place.

One such person is Jan Markell, who runs Minnesota’s Olive Tree Ministries. Markell, a Messianic Jewish believer, is an accomplished author and speaker, and hosts a radio program syndicated on 551 Christian radio stations, called “Understanding the Times Radio.”

Several years ago, she also began hosting an annual conference called “Understanding the Times,” which she holds in a large, suburban Minneapolis church, to larger and larger crowds every year.

“When I look at the headlines, I see America imploding, the Middle East on fire and I see the church in a state of apostasy,” the founder of Olive Tree Ministries told WND.

Those subjects will be the focus of the upcoming “Understanding the Times 2012 Conference,” to be held in the suburbs of Minneapolis on Oct. 5 and 6.

The ministry brings in speakers to give context to end-times eschatology, or the study of the end times, from a Biblical perspective, and this year the conference promises to bring in large crowds of people eager to understand what is happening in the world, and specifically in America.

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’20 weeks as nation’s No. 1 faith film’ ‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ defies all odds for Christian documentaries

Strike 1: It’s a two-hour documentary.

Strike 2: It’s a low-budget production.

Strike 3: It was made for Christians, with no marketing budget and no distribution deal.

So the odds would suggest the chances for success of “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” would be, at best, a long shot.

But since its release in March of this year, the film treatment of Jonathan Cahn’s message in the No. 1 bestselling Christian book of 2012, “The Harbinger,” has been the bestselling faith movie or TV show in the country. It has held the No. 1 position on the Amazon charts for 20 straight weeks, as well as remaining among the top five or six documentaries of any kind during that same period.

“It’s a remarkable story you won’t read in the Hollywood Reporter or Variety, or, I’m afraid, in any Christian publications, either, for that matter,” said Joseph Farah, the producer of the WND Films project. “For whatever reason, the success of ‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ is still a well-guarded secret surrounded by multimillion-dollar productions and film distribution deals. And it’s getting bigger every day.”

At first, the film was distributed only in the WND Superstore, Amazon and a few major book retailers. This was by necessity because the entire project – from conception to release – took place within six months. There has been no advertising outside of WND.

But the film got a big promotional boost riding on the success of the publishing phenomenon of “The Harbinger” and lots of good word of mouth.

Now plans are being made to show the film on major Christian television networks. It’s being screened in churches, big and small, across the country, and the orders just keep pouring in.

“I believe we have a chance of selling 500,000 copies of the DVD by the end of 2012,” said Farah. “And that’s good because ‘The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment’ is a message that America needs to hear – desperately.”

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What possessed disgraced Dems to curse America?

An important component of 2012′s No. 1 Christian book and the No. 1 Christian video is the way two former Democratic U.S. senators both cited an obscure Bible verse in their efforts to comfort and embolden Americans after the 9/11 attacks – both apparently misunderstanding the context of Isaiah 9:10, which represents a repudiation of the role of God in the affairs of men.

The speeches by former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in a joint session of Congress the day after 9/11 and one by Sen. John Edwards, a vice presidential candidate on the third anniversary of the attack in 2004, represent two of the more dramatic elements of “The Harbinger,” the explosive bestselling book by Jonathan Cahn, and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” the bestselling faith film in America since March.

Both Daschle and Edwards later fell into disgrace and no longer hold any public office. Daschle was nominated to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by Barack Obama, but was forced to withdraw his nomination after revelations he failed to accurately report and pay his income taxes. Edwards ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008, but he was later indicted by a North Carolina grand jury on six felony charges of violating multiple federal campaign contribution laws to cover up an extramarital affair he admitted to following his 2008 campaign. Ultimately Edwards was found not guilty on one count, and the judge declared a mistrial on the remaining five charges, as the jury was unable to come to an agreement. The Obama Justice Department dropped the charges and would not attempt to retry him.

Since March of this year, WND has attempted to interview both Daschle and Edwards about those speeches and their references to Isaiah 9:10 – in an effort to determine what influenced or inspired them to cite the unusual verse that represented a curse on the ancient land of Israel when the words of defiance were used by its leaders.

Daschle’s law firm and think-tank associates were contacted by WND seeking a 15-minute interview about the historic speech he delivered Sept. 12, 2001, to the entire nation via television. All of those inquiries over four months were ignored without explanation.

Edwards was consumed with his trial for most of that period, but his attorney did respond to WND’s request and agreed to extend personally the invitation for a 15-minute interview after his trial was concluded. After waiting for 45 days, WND concluded Edwards had no interest in discussing the matter.

“I’d still hold out an open invitation to both of them to answer the basic question of why they independently, years apart from one another, chose to cite Isaiah 9:10 in their speeches about 9/11,” said Joseph Farah, producer of “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.” “By now they have surely heard about the key roles they play in the bestselling book and movie. It should be a matter of great historical interest to know what was behind their recitations of that verse. I think the public would like to know if this verse was chosen by the senators themselves or by speechwriters and whether they had any concept of the meaning of the verse when they used it.”

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‘Everything is happening according to this biblical template’

Biblical prophecy descends on state Capitol

On May 16, every member of the Oklahoma State Legislature, the governor and the lieutenant governor received a copy of an explosive new book on God’s judgment of America and an urgent message: “Consider ‘The Harbinger’ and the dire warnings it contains before it is too late.”

The message came from Joe Esposito of Owasso, Okla., who only a few weeks before had read his own copy of Jonathan Cahn’s book “The Harbinger” and was so stunned by the parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and America’s current struggles that he knew his state’s leaders needed a wake-up call.

So he purchased out of his own pocket 152 copies of the book and hatched a plan.

“Years ago I had a lot of dealings with the legislature, so I just knew the importance of leadership,” Esposito told WND. “I didn’t think they understood what’s taking place, and I thought it crucial they understand what’s going on. It’s crucial that Jonathan Cahn’s message gets out. I just wanted to help.

“Even if you’re not a Christian,” Esposito continued, “I don’t know how anybody can debate or ignore those nine [harbingers described in the book] that are already happening. It’s amazing.”

“The Harbinger” has skyrocketed to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list by suggesting America is following in the defiant footsteps of ancient Israel as recorded in Isaiah 9:10 by insisting on rebuilding bigger and better without considering what God was trying to tell the country through the catastrophic events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Isaiah records that Israel had known God and yet turned away from Him. Following a devastating attack by Assyria, rather than returning to God, the leaders declared “with pride and arrogance of heart” (NIV) a defiant pledge: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars” (Isaiah 9:10 KJV).

“The Harbinger” reveals the startling reality that beginning the day after 9/11, several American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word, in speeches across the country.

“Having no idea what he was doing, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate [Tom Daschle] was declaring America as under the judgment of God,” Cahn gives as just one example. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”

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