‘The Return of the Gods’ hit New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestsellers lists
November 2, 2022
NEW YORK — Is it possible that ancient gods have come back and are behind what is currently happening in America? Could their existence be transforming culture, families, children, businesses, government, technology — and even our very lives? Is there a more sinister force that is the mastermind behind the desensitization of Americans towards sex?
In his mind-blowing new book, “The Return of the Gods,” bestselling author Jonathan Cahn outlines how America’s turning away from God has opened the door to dark entities that are at work at this very moment, transforming the nation and Western civilization. Since the book’s release, “The Return of the Gods” hit No. 2 on the New York Times Bestsellers List — Cahn’s highest ranking ever — as well as No. 2 in the Hardcover Frontlist Nonfiction category on the Publishers Weekly bestsellers list, and No. 2 in nonfiction combined on the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list.
In the book, Cahn identifies three key ancient gods who are at work at this very moment — a dark trinity that embody the apostasy itself: the Possessor, the Enchantress, and the Destroyer. These three spirits worked together in a progression of seduction, with the Possessor ushering in the Enchantress, then the Enchantress ushering in the Destroyer.
The Possessor was the first. To the nation of Israel, according to Cahn, the Possessor was the embodiment of paganism and of all pagan gods. He was the other god, the substitute god, and he warred against the true God. He was the god that Israel turned to when it turned away from the Almighty God.
But the Possessor was not alone, Cahn warns. He had a wife known as the Enchantress. “In some ancient mythologies of the Middle East, she was the goddess of sexuality and, specifically, of sexual immorality,” says Cahn. “She was a seducer, a temptress, the goddess who captivated, allured, and snatched away.”
This sexualization of Israel is exactly what is happening in America today. “When the spirit of the Enchantress came to America, the same dynamics [of old] began to replay,” Cahn writes. “Sexuality was deified. That which was once the exclusive domain of husband and wife now spilled into the public sphere and popular culture,” encompassing modern media, education, politics, and even into the family unit.
The effect of the Enchantress’ return to the modern world has been the progressive undermining and weakening of marriage, according to Cahn. “Her nature and acts, her worship and cult, would undermine marriage,” Cahn says. “The Enchantress was never faithful. She was promiscuous. She pursued and seduced lover after lover. She pursued sexual relations apart from marriage and to the detriment of marriage.”
As sexuality is glorified as an end in and of itself, marriage has eroded. Just as the Enchantress has pursued relationship after relationship, so America has done the same. Divorce is now an epidemic, and America is filled with broken homes.
Cahn chillingly points out that Americans are now championing what they had once forbidden and forbidding what they had once championed. The workings of the Enchantress have produced the most profound transformations in American, Western, and world civilizations. She has altered them beyond recognition — but there is hope.
“All who are called by His name can take encouragement, heart, strength, hope, and courage to live unbowed in the face of the gods,” Cahn explains. “It is time to be strong and of good courage. It is time to be bold. It is time to let go of all fear and concern and to take a stand against the darkness and for the light.
“The darkness will end, but the light will be forever,” he concludes. “And so as it is written, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, for greater, much greater, is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”
“The Return of the Gods” promises to take readers on a fascinating, unforgettable, and mind-blowing journey that will leave them stunned and with the ability to see the world as they never have before.
With the release of “The Harbinger II: The Return” in September 2020, multitudes of new fans have embraced Jonathan Cahn’s compelling messages and prophecies, in addition to the millions that are already heeding the warnings and prophecies outlined in his previous books over the past decade.
The author has made multiple media appearances, including on CBN’s “700 Club,” TBN’s “Praise,” and “Family Talk” with Dr. James Dobson.
Cahn’s first book, “The Harbinger,” became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2012. His next four books were also New York Times bestsellers: “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” “The Book of Mysteries,” “The Paradigm,” and “The Oracle.” Along with Billy Graham, Cahn was named one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years who has radically impacted the world.
Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations, and to millions 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 neediest. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, and people of all backgrounds, outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and on his Facebook.