Astonishing Parallels Between Evil Times
If, in Jonathan Cahn's powerful new book, The Paradigm -- which compares the uncanny, eerie parallels between ancient evil times and our own -- King Ahab is linked to President Bill Clinton [see previous story], then, to be blunt, Hillary Clinton is the modern parallel of King Ahab's wife, who was Jezebel.
This is potent stuff.
For not only is Jezebel described in the Bible as a wrathful, power-hungry, vengeful queen, but also associated with the ancient mystery of "goddesses" that went by names such as Astarte or Ashroth: potent demonic entities often mentioned by deliverance ministers.
It is not to condemn: no one can or should judge the Clintons. Cahn asserts that he is not doing so in this mesmerizing, deeply researched, and often startling book.
He believes he is simply laying out an incredible paradigm or template that repeats through the ages -- and may foretell the future as well.
Remember that book, The Harbinger?
This is the same author, a rabbi-turned-Christian who previously spelled out the parallels between chastisements in ancient Israel and what occurred on September 11.
Now he tackles Jezebel.
"She was a stranger to the land of Israel," he writes. "She was a Canaanite woman, born of Ithobaal the first, high priest of the goddess Astarte."
The parallels are often amazing. Like Clinton, Jezebel was born of a different place and culture but one who for a while adopted the "foreign land" of her husband (Arkansas) on the path to power and was the actual power behind the throne.
Like Clinton, Jezebel had her own base of operation and was a "co-regent" -- not just First Lady. Like Jezebel, Clinton sought to go beyond her husband and become leader herself.
"Though she sat on the throne as Israel's queen, she was an outsider," notes the bestselling author. "We don't know when Ahab and Jezebel first acted on their plans to wipe out biblical faith and values, but in view of the queen's background and nature it would not have been hard to have to surmise such an agenda from the start."
Her goal, writes Cahn, was "to eradicate Israel's faith and replace it with the cult and worship of the Phoenician gods.
"And what were those gods? The foremost among them we have already met -- Baal, lord of the Phoenician pantheon."
And Baal was known for: requiring the sacrifice of children, which during the time of Ahab and Jezebel was brought out from the shadows and legitimized.
"She was its raging fire," argues Cahn. "She would declare all-out war against the conservative stands and practices of biblical faith. She would vow to overturn the deep-seated religious beliefs that still existed among many of its people."
Is it fair to rest all this at the feet of the Clintons?
Many have contributed. All of society has -- on both sides. It can't all be pinned on a single person or couple or even party.
But in the early 1990s, matters doubtless intensified. To the faithful, notes Cahn, and those attuned to the signs of the times, the rise of Ahab and Jezebel portended disaster. It would set the culture at war against itself and, much more ominously, against God.
"Who has walked in the footsteps of her paradigm?
"There is no choice in the matter. If the modern equivalent to the king is the president, then the modern equivalent to the queen must be the president's wife. If Bill Clinton is the Ahab of the modern apostasy, then Hillary Clinton must be the Jezebel of the same template."
Ahab's cause, points out Cahn, was first and foremost his wife's cause. It was her agenda. He charges Hillary with being "the nation's chief advocate for the killing of the unborn. As in the case of ancient Baal worship, she has championed the practice as a sacred right, with the unchallengeable status of a sacrament."
As one Bible commentary put it, Jezebel was a combination of "suspect political authority and religious antipathy."
There are other presidents and politicians who certainly can be aligned with other heroes and villains in Scripture. The Clintons are not alone. But the parallels in their case are especially poignant. Cahn goes on to President Barack Obama and others, but it is the Jezebel spirit that seems to underlie so much of what we see around us.
Jezebel, he says, was "iron-willed, harsh, implacable, tenacious, given to fury, and especially consumed with ambition -- the harder of the two."
It was Jezebel who stirred up Ahab.
It was Jezebel who caused Ahab to build a temple to Baal -- and to consider abortion a sacrament.
Cahn details how, like Jezebel, who advocated the worship of goddesses, Hillary Clinton dabbled with the occult and brought New Age channelers and mediums to Camp David and the solarium room of the White House.
One of them was Jean Houston, described on the cover of one of her books as a "very high priestess." It is no wonder then that the subtitle for this book (we are offering it with free shipping) is "The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times."
And so it is that our time is a post-Christian time, a time of not just cultural war but spiritual war. This is clear and Cahn crystallizes it as few others have, seeing parallels that smack you in the face. The book brings us right through the Bush and Obama administrations up to the battle between Hillary and Trump.
It's certainly a book written from a very strong standpoint. But it is not a political book so much as a spiritual one that goes far in explaining the powerful mystery behind those in public life who have the power to bring public death.