The Mystery Of The Shemitah (book review)

Title: The Mystery Of The Shemitah
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: Frontline Charisma Media/Charisma House Book Group
Date: 2014
Pages: 276

The Mystery Of The Shemitah (book review)

Jonathan Cahn had first written a book titled: The Harbinger. For a short synopsis of that story it is a novel story of a man who reveals seven harbingers (signs) on the judgement of America. In this book he now breaks down in detail the seven signs and more dealing with an ancient mystery that may be tied to America’s fate.

He starts out with getting a full understanding of what the mystery is when it was started nearly 3,000 years ago in ancient Biblical times and reveals how it ties to America today. Part of that mystery is a seven-year cycle set up by God that can be seen to this day in America. Revealing cycles of economic prosperity and depression can be seen as possibly a part of those seven-year cycles. Along with the seven-year cycles, he looks at the significance of towers and their implications throughout history and in America.

Throughout the book he uses a lot of data that can be looked up and verified as correct in the dates as to when it occurred.

Parts of the book does feel like it is very repetitive of what was already said. However, it does open the eyes to the possibility that what he is saying may be true and that judgement by God is starting to be placed upon America due to the choices having been made.

I cannot say that what he is saying in this book is completely accurate and God is judging America, but I cannot deny that it is extremely possible. Since the book was written in 2014 there have been a lot of changes in America that appear that America is choosing to deny God. There has also been events that have occurred since then that line up with the seven-year cycle that Jonathan wrote about.

I highly recommend you read this book with an open mind to its possibilities and be led by the Holy Spirit as to what to do with the information learned in your life and in your community.

God Talk (book review)

Title: God Talk
Author: Calvin M. Durham
Publisher: Three Skillet Publishing
Date: 2022
Pages: 130

God Talk: Does God Speak Today? (book review)

The author, Calvin M. Durham, has ministry experience that has covered six decades. He has worked as pastor, church planting, administrative, evangelist and missionary. Calvin has served as the head of the General Council of the Assemblies of God Sunday School Department.

One of the questions that many people ask is if God still speaks today. In this book, Calvin explores that question and how God has spoken to Him over the years in many different ways. Some of these ways are audible voice, inner voice, dreams, silence, through others and through the Bible.

Throughout the book Calvin talks about different situations in his life in which he heard God Talk. He talks about some of his doubts and fears and how he was able to overcome them and obey what he heard God speaking to him in the moment, especially when the results were very delayed by years. Each chapter is a different situation and a different way in which God had talked with him.

At the end of each chapter Calvin challenges the reader to hear God Talk in the reader’s own personal life.

It is very clear that Calvin believes that God does speak to people today, if they are willing to listen and obey to what they hear God say.

I strongly encourage you to read this book with an open mind and heart to hear God speak in your own personal life. It will challenge to hear and obey God when he speaks. When you are open to hear and obey God, it will amaze you on what God will say and do in your life.

The Harbinger (book review)

Title: The Harbinger
Author: Jonathan Cahn
Publisher: Frontline
Date: 2011
Pages: 262

The Harbinger (book review)

This book is a novel that is documentary/fictional story based upon true facts with the author’s belief as to what those events mean. Jonathan Cahn in the story takes a look at what is happening in America and sees the events as warnings or judgements of God against America.

Nouriel, the main character (there are only three characters in the entire story) is mysteriously given an old coin by mail with no message or meaning to it. Later he is met by an unnamed man who helps him uncover the meaning of that coin and is given, one by one, eight other coins to discover their meanings. Each of these coins link America to ancient Israel and Solomon and God’s judgements upon both.

The primary verse that is looked at is Isaiah 9:10. Throughout the story, Jonathan quotes many different presidents, politicians and leaders, in real life, in linking them to what Israel had done and America is currently doing that is bringing upon America God’s judgement. The events begin with 9/11 and lead up to the fall of the stock market in 2008. In the end he is challenged to determine what he must do with what he now knows.

Every quote and event mentioned have footnotes that show a link where it can be verified that they actually occurred. I had checked many of them for verification and also because I did not honestly believe that some of the people had said some of the things that were quoted. All of them were true.

As a believer it will challenge one to think about how he sees things that are occurring and how God’s hand is in those events. This story is not a feel good, happily ever after story, but one that paints a picture of coming doom if no change occurs. After reading this it is very difficult to state that what Jonathan points out is not actually very possible, but extremely probable.

One thing that I was concerned with in this story is that there is no mention of following Jesus, only in following and obeying God. Other than that, I highly recommend reading this book. And as you read it, open your heart to what God may be saying and doing in America.

The Life Of Faith (book review)

Title: The Life Of Faith
Author: Mrs. C. Nuzum
Publisher: Gospel Publishing House
Date: Original 1927, 16th printing 1997
Pages: 95

The Life Of Faith (book review)

Mrs. C. Nuzum was a missionary to Mexico for many years in early 1900’s. For twenty-seven years she lived in constant pain and suffering health, unable to do very much and was worn out very quickly. God gave her a healing touch, restoring her health, strength and abilities. This was done by faith in God and in His word and promises. Her life was one lived by faith.

Although this book sounded like one that would talk about her life, it does not talk anything about her life past the first chapter. It is more about how to live a life of faith.

Beginning with salvation, Mrs. C. Nuzum looks at what the Bible says that believers have. She looks at what it means to put aside the things of this world and to live a pure and holy life for God. She points out the power that believers can have in having faith and resisting the devil. Finally, she looks at what faith is and how to make it grow.

Throughout the book she is constantly using scriptures. Most of the scriptures used have a reference as to where to find them. Others just quote part of verses in her own words.

Even though this book is very short, it is packed full of truth. It is a lot to digest and apply to one’s life. There is no condemnation in the book but will challenge the reader to look at his life and examine how he is living it, whether by faith or not by faith. She encourages every believer to take hold of what God has given by faith, knowing and trusting that God’s word is true and faithful in every circumstance in life.

I highly recommend reading this short book. Although it was originally written in 1927, what it contains is true and applicable to today.

Jesus Politics (book review)

Title: Jesus Politics–How to Win Back the Soul of America
Author: Phil Robertson
Publisher: Nelson Books
Date: 2020
Pages: 181

Jesus Politics
How to Win Back the Soul of America (book review)

Phil Robertson, famous from Duck Dynasty, takes a look at Jesus in politics and the voting booth. He believes in having a kingdom manifesto–a public declaration of policy based upon God’s Kingdom and standards according to the Bible.

In each chapter he takes a look at major issues that can be found in the voting booth and politics. Beginning with a self-experience that brought him to understanding the issue, he then goes into what the problem is. Then he takes a look at what God says in His word about the issue. At the end of each chapter, he challenges the reader to take action and how to take that action inside the voting booth. He also does a short synopsis at the end of the chapter of each chapter pointing out the problem, the manifesto of the King, and putting it into action.

Some of the issues he looks at are money/business, gun ownership, environmental issues, family life, healthcare, mercy and forgiveness. Throughout each chapter he uses a lot of scripture verses and also quotes from the founding fathers of America. He points out how leaders in America have turned America away from the Godly principles the nation was founded upon.

I really enjoy how he weaves in stories of his experiences dealing with each of these issues. Phil is not extremely harsh in pointing out the faults, but he also does not back down from the truth placed in God’s word. It is made very clear that it is the responsibility of believers to vote people into public office who will not back down from holding up God’s word as law in the land.

Whether you are into politics or not, I highly recommend reading this book to have a good view on what is occurring in America in the voting booth, especially this year with voting this week. It is a fairly short read and very easy to read. Phil will encourage you to take a stand for God in the voting booth to make America great and one nation under God again.