‘The Oracle’ Best-Selling Author Jonathan Cahn: 3 Things to Consider Before Casting a Vote
Cahn Explores the Ancient King Who Holds the Key to America’s Future
November 4, 2019
NEW YORK—With the 2020 election officially one year away, American Christians have much to consider when casting their votes. Can we vote for a non-Christian? Aren’t we supposed to submit to our leadership anyway? Will a political leader even make a difference for a nation’s spiritual health?
In his instant New York Times best-selling book, “The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled,” world-renowned author Jonathan Cahn pinpoints examples when God has entered into the political realm and used flawed leaders. Afterall, the events of our age are not just political, they are spiritual.
Three voting principles have foundations in the Bible and can be gleaned from the pages of “The Oracle.”
- God can use an ungodly leader for His purposes.
Throughout history, both biblical and contemporary, examples abound of how God can take a “counter-Christian” person and bring about good, such as in the case of King Cyrus.
Cyrus is hailed as a key figure in Jewish history, and Scripture calls him “God’s Anointed” (Isaiah 45:1). It was under his leadership that the Jews were set free from Babylonian captivity. And it was Cyrus whom historical texts call the patron and deliverer of the Jews.
But what was most notable about Cyrus? It’s that he was not a believer. God spoke about Cyrus, saying, “I have even called you by your name … though you have not known Me” (Isaiah 45:4). In fact, Cyrus was a pagan, and yet God still used him to fulfill His purposes. Cyrus allowed the Jewish people to leave their exile and return to their homeland.
“From ancient times, God has used the words of kings and world rulers to confirm His purposes, to establish them and to inaugurate what is yet to come,” Cahn says in “The Oracle.” “It is the least likely who are often used.”
If God used a pagan king to further His plan for the Jews, then He can use a non-Christian president to fulfill His plan for the nation. Always look for holiness but know that even when a person falls short, they can never thwart God’s purposes.
- We are called to obey leadership—with one caveat.
In writing to the Roman church, the apostle Paul said, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1). He warns the Romans not to resist or rebel against authority, not only because of punishment, but also for the sake of their conscience (v. 5). Likewise, we are called to honor and submit to those whom God allowed into power. However, there is an exception: when those in power ask people to disobey God.
Cahn points to the example from Exodus 1, in which the king of Egypt instructed two Hebrew midwives to kill any male babies that they delivered (v. 16). It was out of fear of God that the midwives disobeyed the king. When asked why they had kept the male babies alive, the midwives made the excuse, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives come to them” (v. 19). Even though they disobeyed the pharaoh, they obeyed God. Therefore, God blessed the midwives and gave them families of their own (vv. 20-21).
When choosing whom to vote for, consider whom you can see yourself submitting to.
- Above all, remember who the Savior is.
The Bible also says not to put trust in princes or in mere men (Psalm 146:3). Many believers today long for American culture to uphold Judeo-Christian values, but too many look for solutions in the wrong places.
The truth is, no election, man, party or political agenda can turn a nation away from sin.
“A political answer cannot solve a spiritual problem,” Cahn explains in both of his chart-topping books, “The Paradigm” and “The Oracle.” “The only way America can be great again is for America to return to the God who made America great in the first place. The answer is in repentance, return, and revival.”
In “The Oracle,” Cahn reveals the “mystery of the ages”—and even of Donald Trump, the White House and more. Cahn also opens up ancient mysteries that lie behind the current events and leaders of modern times. Throughout the book, the reader is taken on a journey of angels and prophetic revelations waiting to be discovered behind each of the seven doors—the ancient secrets that lie behind the world-changing events of modern times—and events that are yet to come.
Jonathan Cahn caused a worldwide stir with the release of his explosive first book, “The Harbinger,” which became an instant New York Times best-seller and brought him to national and international prominence. His next three books were also New York Times best-sellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries” and “The Paradigm.” He was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the New York Times as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people 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 most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and Jonathan Cahn Facebook.
Visit TheOracleMystery.com. “The Oracle” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House.
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