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Is it possible that there exists an ancient master blueprint
that holds the secret behind the events of our times?
Could this
blueprint lie behind the rise and fall of leaders and governments?

Could events that took place nearly 3,000 years ago now be determining
the course of our world and with it the course of our lives?
Could
ancient figures from the Middle East hold the key to the leaders of our
own day, what they do, when they rise, and when they fall?
Is it
possible that this ancient paradigm has determined not only the events
of modern times but also their timing—even down to the exact
dates?
Could a mystery from the ancient Middle East have foretold
the outcomes of current events more accurately than any poll or
expert—even the outcomes of presidential elections?
Has this
mystery even touched the events of your life?
Does the paradigm
reveal what will take place in the future?
And does it contain a
warning critical for every person in this generation?


Prepare to be stunned, shocked, illuminated, and amazed. The
Paradigm
will reveal secrets and mysteries taking place all around
you and show you what you never could have imagined. Jonathan Cahn, who
caused an international stir with his New York Times best-selling
book The Harbinger, will take you from the ancient Middle East
to the news of the modern world on a journey you will never forget. As
you open up The Paradigm, his most explosive book yet, you may
never see your world the same way again.

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Reviews for The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times:

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Jun 15, 2019

It seems the author got the proverbial saying of 'Nothing's new under the Moon' to another level.

Apostasy, Baal, antipaganism, more Baal (for some reason), 'murder of the unborn' (which is not exactly a new trend), even more Baal, Astarte, brainstorming (as channeling of the dead, somehow?), new age gurus, prophets and 911 and Clintons and assassinations and Ahab and Obama and Jehu and Palmyra and Syria and DTrump and ... A mishmash of diverse things, which could have been entertaining but It seems the author got the proverbial saying of 'Nothing's new under the Moon' to another level.

Apostasy, Baal, antipaganism, more Baal (for some reason), 'murder of the unborn' (which is not exactly a new trend), even more Baal, Astarte, brainstorming (as channeling of the dead, somehow?), new age gurus, prophets and 911 and Clintons and assassinations and Ahab and Obama and Jehu and Palmyra and Syria and DTrump and ... A mishmash of diverse things, which could have been entertaining but instead happened to be way too repetitive and unfounded. Yes, things keep happening throughout the history, which is why history is important.
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• God hears the prayers of His people and moves on their behalf.
• God’s workings are so precise that they determine even the smallest moments of world history—and of our lives.
• We are living in biblical times. (c) Of course we are! All times are Biblical.

Q:
We will see ruthless kings and queens, mysterious priests and priestesses, secrets and scandals, idols and gods, prophets and holy men, signs, portents, wonders, and harbingers. ...
We will see ancient monarchs and modern presidents merging together, the reigns and actions of ancient kings governing the reigns and actions of modern leaders, ancient scandals lying behind modern scandals, and the events of ancient times determining the course, the direction, and the timing of the events of the modern world. (c)
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What exactly is a paradigm?
A paradigm is defined as a pattern, a model, a template, a prototype, an exemplar, an archetype. (c)
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Baal was carnal, a deity of impulse and passion. He dwelt in a pantheon marked by sexual licentiousness. His female consorts were personifications of unbridled sexual passion. In His temples and shrines were priests and priestesses who officiated over acts of sexual immorality and took part in them. In the worship of Baal, sexuality was divorced from the sanctity of marriage and became the possession of the cult, the temple, and the culture. Sexuality was thus transferred from the private realm of the marriage bed and placed on public display. And as the sacred hedge of marriage was broken down, sexuality would increasingly saturate the public realm. Idols of the Canaanite fertility goddesses, clay images of naked women, were now everywhere. The culture became sexualized. This would, in turn, weaken and erode the institution of marriage. If sexuality could be separated from the realm of marriage in pagan rites, then it could be separated from marriage in other ways. One could have sexual relations with those other than one’s spouse. One could have sexual relations apart from marriage altogether. Thus sexual immorality proliferated.
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Further on in the Bible’s account of Jezebel we are given another glimpse into the queen’s religion. The Hebrew word keshaf is used to describe it. Keshaf can be translated as to whisper a spell, to enchant, to practice sorcery, witchcraft. ...
The following passage gives us more detail:
“He caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists'.
Behind the word sorcery in the previous passage is again the Hebrew word keshaf, the same word used of Jezebel’s religious practices. Behind the word medium is the Hebrew word ode, which can be translated as familiar spirit, the spirit of the dead, or one who evokes departed spirits.
And behind the word spiritist is the Hebrew yiddeoni, meaning a knower, a conjurer, or one who has a spirit. Thus we can imagine what took place in Israel and within the royal palace when Jezebel brought in the priests of the Phoenician gods—sorcery, enchantments, spells, conversing with the dead, and the conjuring of spirits. (c)
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Thus the Paradigm reveals that in the end all kings and queens, all prophets and priests, all holy men and warriors, all leaders and followers, all saints and sinners, all cultures and nations, all kingdoms and empires, all struggles and tears, all evil and darkness will pass away. All things pass away but God and His love. And the one who takes refuge within that love will abide with Him forever.
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For above all kings, above all kingdoms, above all powers, and above all thrones, only One is King. And thus to Him is the kingdom, the power, and the glory yesterday, today, and forever. (c) ...more
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Sep 18, 2017

When Jonathan Cahn speaks, the Christian world takes notice. The messianic Jewish rabbi is most famous for The Harbinger, his 2012 book that detailed the striking parallels between ancient Jewish history detailed in the Bible and modern events that have shaped the world we live in today. The Harbinger and its follow up, The Shemitah, were both runaway best sellers.

Now Mr. Cahn is set to release his fourth book, The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds The Mystery of Our Times. In The When Jonathan Cahn speaks, the Christian world takes notice. The messianic Jewish rabbi is most famous for The Harbinger, his 2012 book that detailed the striking parallels between ancient Jewish history detailed in the Bible and modern events that have shaped the world we live in today. The Harbinger and its follow up, The Shemitah, were both runaway best sellers.

Now Mr. Cahn is set to release his fourth book, The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds The Mystery of Our Times. In The Paradigm, due out September 19, Cahn has once again found a pattern in which American history seems to be replaying historical events that took place in the Middle East almost 3,000 years ago.

I have long thought that America seemed to be following the paradigm, or pattern, that the Bible described of ancient Israel. The nation was founded on the basis of God’s commandments and, while it followed and honored those commandments, it thrived. In ancient Israel, the people eventually rebelled against God in spite of the blessings that he had given them. Success became pride and pride led to sin and rebellion. I could see that America seemed to be following the same general pattern.

Rabbi Cahn takes the analogy a step further. Cahn describes how the United States, once a Christian nation, is following the pattern of allowing our success to lead us into apostasy. The parallels between modern culture and that of ancient Israel are eerily similar.

Cahn describes how the proliferation of Baal worship turned Israelite morality on its head. Marriage became separate from sexuality as prostitution became part of the worship of Baal, a Phoenician fertility god. As sex was removed from the marital bedroom, it was increasingly put on public display. As a result, culture became more coarse, crude and harsh. Even gender became subjective as male prostitutes became a part of Baal worship.

What was evil began to be viewed as good and what was good came to be viewed as evil. The remaining worshippers of the Lord came under persecution as a culture war raged for the soul of the country.

The most heinous part of Baal worship was the sacrifice of children to the monstrous deity. At first, child sacrifice was illegal, but eventually it became commonplace and was even endorsed by the government and practiced by the royal family. The obvious parallel here is the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of babies through abortion, which was encouraged by the federal government in the administrations of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

This general parallel should be alarming enough to those who are familiar with how Israelite history ends, but Cahn goes even further. He describes specific parallels between the dynasty of the Israelite King Ahab and his wife, the notorious Queen Jezebel, and American political history over the past 30 years. The links are too numerous and specific to list here, but Cahn vividly and in detail shows how the dynasty of Ahab has been replayed in American politics with astounding accuracy.

In ancient Israel, the reign of Ahab and his son Joram represented a defining moment. As the cult of Baal grew, Israel teetered on the brink of irreversible apostasy. In Biblical history, the turning point came when the prophet Elisha anointed Jehu, a soldier in Joram’s army and a political outsider, to become king. Jehu came from nowhere in a meteoric rise to upset the status quo. In a lightning fast campaign, Jehu killed Joram, the sitting king, and his mother, Jezebel, and assumed the throne of Israel.

Cahn says that the warrior Jehu arrived to deliver the country a temporary reprieve from apostasy and ultimate judgment. Jehu’s goal was reform toward worship of the Lord, an ancient version of “draining the swamp.” In that vein, he killed the prophets of Baal as well as the members of the royal lineage of Ahab and Joram.

Cahn points out that while Jehu was used by God to temporarily halt the Israelite slide into apostasy, he was not necessarily a man of God. “Some undoubtedly saw Jehu’s rise as a calamity,” Cahn writes. “Others saw it as the answer. It was neither. It was a window.”

Cahn makes the same case for the election of Donald Trump. The Trump Administration, he believes, represents a reprieve for America from irreversible apostasy. The question is what the president and the country do with the postponement of the ultimate rejection of God and the judgment that would follow. “A political answer cannot solve a spiritual problem,” Cahn says. The only way to avert judgment in the long run is through national repentance and revival. Trump’s election may provide an opportunity for that revival.

As in his other books, Cahn offers little in the way of prophetic claims for the future. His focus is on how God is sending messages to America through the modern echo of ancient Israel’s history. He does note that the Biblical Jehu was only partially successful in “making Israel great again.” The Bible tells us that Jehu “was not careful to keep the law of the Lord” and “did not turn away from the sin of Jereboam,” worshipping the idol of the golden calves. Jehu’s false religion was of a more nationalist nature than the foreign god imported by Ahab and Jezebel, but it was still sinful.

The revival necessary for the redemption of Israel never happened. It was in the years following Jehu’s reign that the signs that Cahn described in The Harbinger began to appear. The warnings and “shakings” were ignored and, ultimately, the kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians.

In discussing Jonathan Cahn’s books, it is important to note that he never engages in replacement theology which holds that America has become a new Israel. Instead, he presents parallels that he believes God is using as warnings for America. Cahn’s core message is that America is careening toward judgment unless we change course. He urges nonbelievers to repent and believers to follow the models of Elijah and Elisha who stood strong to resist the moral decline of their country.

Some will also say that the replaying of ancient Israelite history in modern America is a series of coincidences. As the series becomes larger and more detailed, the question becomes how many coincidences are necessary to show evidence of an omnipotent God who controls events and history. At some point, the odds against the manifestation of such an improbable series of events repeating itself become astronomical.

Jonathan Cahn makes a compelling case that America is following the same pattern of disobedience and rebellion that ultimately led the kingdom of Israel to destruction. Regardless of whether you accept Cahn’s conclusion that history is repeating itself in a way that seems preordained by a higher power, it seems clear that the country is on an unsustainable path.

If America is to be saved, it must repent. And if America is to repent, it needs people like Jonathan Cahn to sound the warning.

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Oct 13, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows I'm into names, big time. I believe - both empirically, because I constantly meet and minister to people who have name covenant issues, and theologically, because there are so many examples of the phenomenon in the Bible - that names are designed by God as a carrier for both our identity and our destiny. God has a calling for us and it's encoded in our names. The enemy of our souls has a programming for us and it works similarly.

Thus I get the idea of a blueprint. I see Anyone who knows me knows I'm into names, big time. I believe - both empirically, because I constantly meet and minister to people who have name covenant issues, and theologically, because there are so many examples of the phenomenon in the Bible - that names are designed by God as a carrier for both our identity and our destiny. God has a calling for us and it's encoded in our names. The enemy of our souls has a programming for us and it works similarly.

Thus I get the idea of a blueprint. I see it all the time in the way people choose to live out (or not) the calling in their names. It's not something that's fixed; it's alterable by choice; but it works itself out unless it is acted on by choice.

It's not a far stretch from people to nations when it comes to blueprints of this nature. What Cahn is really talking about is prophecy. For the ancient Hebrews, this was all about examining the pattern and forth-telling on that basis. Quite different to our Greek-derived idea of fore-telling, which is closer in nature to divination.

Cahn has exposed a pattern - wide in scope, huge in sweep, profound in depth, between political events in the northern kingdom of Israel around 2800 years ago and political events in the United States (founded as the "New Israel") in the last thirty years.

Eye-opening and provocative. Informative and stirring.

But most of all - as all Cahn's works are - a call to repentance. ...more
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Sep 19, 2017

Let me tell you right up front that Jonathan Cahn’s latest book, the Paradigm, will be considered his most provocative book to date. I say that because it combines under one cover, two of mankind’s most contentious subjects, namely - religion and politics. If you thought the Harbinger was controversial, you’ll find the Paradigm several magnitudes more so.

Personally, I found the book to be an uncomfortable mix of two very important subjects. If you’ve read any of Mr. Cahn’s recent books you Let me tell you right up front that Jonathan Cahn’s latest book, the Paradigm, will be considered his most provocative book to date. I say that because it combines under one cover, two of mankind’s most contentious subjects, namely - religion and politics. If you thought the Harbinger was controversial, you’ll find the Paradigm several magnitudes more so.

Personally, I found the book to be an uncomfortable mix of two very important subjects. If you’ve read any of Mr. Cahn’s recent books you already know that he has vision for shadow and type which compels his readers to see important topics in new ways. The Paradigm, takes that propensity to a whole new level.

The book begins with Mr. Cahn’s powerful and compelling exploration of Israel’s decent into immorality as a template to America’s current state of affairs. Mr. Cahn shows how two nations, with such auspicious beginnings, show uncanny parallels that are inescapable and troubling. This part of the book provides many valuable insights.

As the book progresses Mr. Cahn unpacks his Paradigm beginning with a look at the two infamous Biblical characters of Ahab and Jezebel which he sees as types for two of today’s most famous or infamous (depending on your point of view) political characters. This exploration of shadow and type of Old Testament hero & villain and twenty first century American politician continues up to our present day with the election of our current president.

Had Mr. Cahn left the exploration of shadow and type to a general character sketch which looked at the how immorality and righteousness influence men and women, especially those in positions of power, then I would have considered this book a home run.

Unfortunately Mr. Cahn didn’t stop with a paradigm which shows how human actions which separate themselves from the laws of God lead naturally down a path which has common threads amongst all human beings. In what appears to be a well-meaning effort to buttress this paradigm Mr. Cahn takes the ancient Biblical types and attempts to show how specific actions and dates are paralleled in their modern American political anti-types. This takes the subject from type and anti-type into the realm of the prophetic. This makes me more than a little uncomfortable for several reasons.

First of all the Bible is unquestionably a prophetic book. In fact over ¼ of the Bible is of a prophetic nature. But that prophetic aspect of the Bible has a specific purpose which is describe among other places in Revelation 19:10:

• “…for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”

Jesus comes from the Hebrew Yeshua which means the Salvation of Yahweh or Yahweh’s Salvation. So in other words the spirt of prophecy is the testimony of Yahweh’s salvation for mankind. This spirit or underlying theme is the litmus test of all Biblical interpretation which claims to be of a prophetic nature. The Paradigm as prophecy fulfilled in our day fails this important test.

Second, the dates and timing aspect of the Paradigm are simply unnecessary. Instead of adding credibility to Mr. Cahn’s great exploration of human nature and the natural consequence of mankind’s sin, the subjective aspects of the dates and events used in the Paradigm will become the central focus of the book. This undermines the credibility of both the book itself and ultimately Bible’s prophetic record.

In summary, the Paradigm will probably be one of the more controversial Christian books of 2017 but for the wrong reasons. I have a feeling it will be a case study in why religion, prophecy, and politics aren’t the best mix. ...more
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Sep 18, 2017

Let me start first by saying I'm not a professional reviewer or writer or media person

I'm just a regular book reading person having read / listened to Jonathan Chan's previous books

I was very happy to receive an advanced reading copy of the Paradigm from front line / charisma house publishing

The Paradigm is very much a companion to the Harbinger as it deals with the time period that led up to the events of the harbinger

How that human history always seems to run in cycles

The Paradigm is very Let me start first by saying I'm not a professional reviewer or writer or media person

I'm just a regular book reading person having read / listened to Jonathan Chan's previous books

I was very happy to receive an advanced reading copy of the Paradigm from front line / charisma house publishing

The Paradigm is very much a companion to the Harbinger as it deals with the time period that led up to the events of the harbinger

How that human history always seems to run in cycles

The Paradigm is very easy to read even for those who don't have a deep biblical knowledge

It explains how the rise and fall of the house of king ahab and how there is a close connection to modern times and how modern political players seem to follow the ancient blueprint down to years months and days even to the very hour

The book is primarily broke into two distinct modes the first mode explaining the overall picture of all the people biblical and modern

It then speaks specifically about each person and how the ancient effects the modern

How Israel effects America but specifically how apostasy degrades a nation and how God uses people and national situations to turn people's hearts back to him

That even in bleak troubling times there is always a voice of judgement seasoned with hope calling for a return to God's ways a call for national repentance

How we should eschew evil and uphold righteousness

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Dec 29, 2017

So this was not a typical read for me. My father is prone to conspiracy theories and eschatological prophecies and he gifted this to me for Christmas. I've spent years dismissing it as crazy and thought that I cannot reasonably continue to do so unless I do actually read it for myself. Turns out I was right all along.

Cahn asks his readers to be objective about what they read while at the same time also assuming a specific very conservative religious subjectivity about Christian right and So this was not a typical read for me. My father is prone to conspiracy theories and eschatological prophecies and he gifted this to me for Christmas. I've spent years dismissing it as crazy and thought that I cannot reasonably continue to do so unless I do actually read it for myself. Turns out I was right all along.

Cahn asks his readers to be objective about what they read while at the same time also assuming a specific very conservative religious subjectivity about Christian right and morality. The book spends the majority of its energy condemning pro-choice policies drawing comparisons between abortion supporters/providers/patients with the child sacrifice of ancient followers of Baal. To me this is a dubious and painful connection to make but one that has received a fair amount of political traction given the fake news which penetrated the 2016 election.

Specifically, the book draws correlations between Ahab, the ancient king of Samaria, to Bill Clinton, Jezebel to Hillary Clinton, Joram to Obama etc. Cahn looks at the periods of time in which these leaders were in power to find that the latter matches the former with astonishing accuracy. What I would like to point out is that some of these connections require a lot of ground work to justify and I finally put the book down being thoroughly unconvinced that the ancient events are a template for what is to come. Although, given its subjectivity I am probably not the intended audience.

This is a political book dressed up as a devotional text. If you're in to that kind of thing there are probably better examples but I think I am now able to continue dismissing Cahn and authors like him for the next decade or so. ...more
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Mar 14, 2018

Interesting read.

Negatives -
1. Too much repetition. It began to feel a bit like the author was talking down to the uneducated.
2. Some of it felt very forced.
3. Could these "paradigms" have been applied to other times and in other countries - probably.

Positives
1. It was interesting.
2. I really appreciated the thorough examination of the biblical account of Ahab and Jezebel and all the implications brought out in that study from the Old Testament.
3. Putting aside the questionable modern day Interesting read.

Negatives -
1. Too much repetition. It began to feel a bit like the author was talking down to the uneducated.
2. Some of it felt very forced.
3. Could these "paradigms" have been applied to other times and in other countries - probably.

Positives
1. It was interesting.
2. I really appreciated the thorough examination of the biblical account of Ahab and Jezebel and all the implications brought out in that study from the Old Testament.
3. Putting aside the questionable modern day implications, I was very moved by the admonition in the last chapter to be an Elijah for our times.

The Gray Areas
1. I am a bit too eager to latch onto Hillary Clinton as a modern day Jezebel.
2. Could this be true? - maybe. In the days of the historical prophets, the contemporaries often missed the message. We look back and say, how could they have turned from God's message - but in truth, most did not receive it. I am not willing to reject it out of hand, but neither can I yet fully accept it. ...more
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Sep 17, 2017

What a book!! This is Jonathan Cahn's best book yet! I urge EVERYONE to get a copy and read it!!
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Dec 28, 2017

Fascinating information and analysis. I don't necessarily interpret the bible the same way the author does, but I get his points where we differ. One problem I had is there is virtually no mention of George Bush. Basically Cahn writes him off as a placeholder, but if we are to believe Bill and HIllary and Ahab and Jezebel and Obama is Joram---where does Bush fit in that scheme? Those characters he compares with dates, traits,etc..etc. and I guess in a paradigm history isn't exactly repeating Fascinating information and analysis. I don't necessarily interpret the bible the same way the author does, but I get his points where we differ. One problem I had is there is virtually no mention of George Bush. Basically Cahn writes him off as a placeholder, but if we are to believe Bill and HIllary and Ahab and Jezebel and Obama is Joram---where does Bush fit in that scheme? Those characters he compares with dates, traits,etc..etc. and I guess in a paradigm history isn't exactly repeating itself but the general characters/main players will. But then this makes prophecy using the ancient blueprint virtually impossible since it skips over some key people and events. Which brings me to my main criticism----no prophecy. Everything he compares has already happened. He could have at least speculated about Trump's presidency as compared to his antitype Jehu---the same way that he did the others. His overall message is pay attention to God and repent and that's a good one. I enjoyed the book and would love to have discussions about it. ...more
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Apr 25, 2019

DNF @ pg. 55
I’m not on Goodreads to promote my political views, but this book attacked a certain group of people and certain individuals within that group. Whether or not I voted for these individuals, or even respect them as leaders, is irrelevant. Attacking them just doesn’t sit well with me.
Jesus teachers us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Additionally:

There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:12
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Dec 20, 2017

Fabulous!! I love in depth study of the scriptures and I often see parallels to our modern day. This book lays out a comparison of King Ahab of Israel and modern day leaders. I highly recommend this book to those who want our country to return to it's Biblical roots.
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Nov 14, 2017

Very similar to The Harbinger. Was hoping for more prophesy instead of history.
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Sep 24, 2017

Excellent book! An eye opening understanding of the world we are living in today, and where we might be headed.

An eye opening understanding of the world we are living in today, and where we might be headed. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the state of the world's chaos.
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Jun 19, 2018

June 19, 2018

A review by Anthony T. Riggio of the book "The Paradigm+ by Johnathan Cahn:

This book was recommended tome by a friend at Church who seemed very affected by the book. I was so impressed by her ardor that I ordered the book from Amazon.

This is a book that is difficult to describe so I won't even try to summarize it so that it will attract readers to it. It is a very easy to read book and makes so much sense, especially to a believer in God. For those who do not believe, turn to the June 19, 2018

A review by Anthony T. Riggio of the book "The Paradigm+ by Johnathan Cahn:

This book was recommended tome by a friend at Church who seemed very affected by the book. I was so impressed by her ardor that I ordered the book from Amazon.

This is a book that is difficult to describe so I won't even try to summarize it so that it will attract readers to it. It is a very easy to read book and makes so much sense, especially to a believer in God. For those who do not believe, turn to the history of Baal and see if you can make sense of life and the history of “man”.

The author Johnathon Cahn is a Messianic Jew who has found Jesus Christ and who has a deep and very broad knowledge of the Bible, especially the Old Testament. As a Catholic I am finally wrestling with the lessons God has given us in His book, and who has finally read it. It was especially timely in that our daily readings are emphasizing the book of Kings and the prophecies of both Elijah and Elisha. This was a time when the kingdoms of Israel were split between the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom of Judah. It was the time when apostasy was rampant and these prophets were doing everything in their power for God.

The book parallels the times of Ahab and Jezebel and their sons and the struggles of the Jewish people in adhering to the words of their God. The book parallels biblical events of these time with current leaders and their similarities to them and the people of today and those of these biblical times.

The author very cleverly uses his great knowledge of the bible and his understandings of today's times and leaders to make parallel comparisons in the form of “Paradigms” which are as appropriate today as they were in ancient biblical times.

I believe that I have always understood the dichotomy of mans reasoning and as a student of history known most of the lessons that parallel the paradigms in this book. I have always believed in Original Sin. Sometimes described as the sin of concupiscence and believe that every human whether schooled in Jude-Christian beliefs and other theological traditions, is fully aware too. It is I believe, welded into our DNA and is manifested in our understanding of good and evil. It is more commonly recognized as our conscience, Gods way of guiding our lives as corporeal beings, living a spiritual existence.

He book was not a struggle to read and was both startling and compelling and I would recommend reading it irrespective of your religious convictions. This is a great summertime read. ...more
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Sep 19, 2017

***The most explosive book Cahn has ever written on prophecy & current events***

Jonathan Cahn, Messianic Jewish Rabbi, pastor and bestselling author releases his much anticipated book, “The Paradigm” September 19. He describes it as “the most explosive book he’s ever written” and says it’s another dimension of “‘The Harbinger.’” In these pages he reveals a warning to a nation and a fascinating ancient master blueprint that “uncannily and amazingly has everything to do with our time.” After ***The most explosive book Cahn has ever written on prophecy & current events***

Jonathan Cahn, Messianic Jewish Rabbi, pastor and bestselling author releases his much anticipated book, “The Paradigm” September 19. He describes it as “the most explosive book he’s ever written” and says it’s another dimension of “‘The Harbinger.’” In these pages he reveals a warning to a nation and a fascinating ancient master blueprint that “uncannily and amazingly has everything to do with our time.” After reading the book I agree with him.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NKJ), “That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done and there is nothing new under the sun.” This verse speaks to patterns, models or templates, which defines what a paradigm is.

The pattern Cahn writes about is found 3000 years ago in ancient Israel, “a nation, culture and civilization established on the word of God and dedicated to the ways of God.” However, a dangerous and subtle metamorphosis began that led to the worship of Baal, sexual immorality, the destruction of the marriage covenant and child sacrifice. This is the pattern “that holds the mystery of our times.”

Chapters begin with a narrative that unfolds around the ancient monarch Ahab, his queen Jezebel, their son Joram, arch enemy Ben-Hadad,Naboth, the prophet Elijah, Jehu, Jehonadab and an obscure vineyard followed by names, dates and places of how it’s been replayed in current times. So what on earth could that possibly have to do with America today?

More than anyone would think when the following is considered: Similarities between child sacrifice and abortion, our increasingly sensual, coarse and often vulgar culture, the “new morality that overrules the values and ways of God, increasing violence, the apostasy of a culture that drives God out of courts, schools and government, the rise of paganism and more.

Thirty-one chapters with titles like “The Prophecy,” “The Assassin,” “The Warrior King,” and “The Harbinger of Days to Come” begin with the who, what, when, where, why and how of the ancient event and then how those events replay in modern culture, complete with names, exact dates and times. Well-known names such as Bill and Hilary Clinton, Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and how each one follows an ancient master blueprint is sure to send the political establishment into shock. While the book is overwhelming in scope, speaks to mysterious times and events, Cahn does so without a sense of condemnation because the narrative is more spiritual and prophetical than political.

I’m sure Cahn has another New York Times bestseller on his hands with a book that can’t be laid down once begun! It’s also a definite must read for anyone interested in prophecy and end time events. www.TheParadigmMystery.com

‘Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times,’ by Jonathan Cahn, Hardcover, Frontline, September 19, 2017, 272 Pages, 978-1629994765, $14.05

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Oct 04, 2019

I loved the the research that went into this book. The accounts of what happened 3000 years ago and the parallels to modern times. It gives hope to my Christianity and my ability to shine the light.
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Dec 01, 2017

An Amazing Comparison between Events of Ancient Israel and Modern America

Jonathan Cahn has done extensive research in the biblical account of Jewish history, arriving at dates and events that correspond in precise and remarkable ways to 20th and 21st century political and cultural events in America. He gives historical facts, modern parallels, and words of warning and advice to Christians living in these days of cultural chaos and apostasy. Some of the writing seems too repetitive, but the An Amazing Comparison between Events of Ancient Israel and Modern America

Jonathan Cahn has done extensive research in the biblical account of Jewish history, arriving at dates and events that correspond in precise and remarkable ways to 20th and 21st century political and cultural events in America. He gives historical facts, modern parallels, and words of warning and advice to Christians living in these days of cultural chaos and apostasy. Some of the writing seems too repetitive, but the repetition helps to cement the facts and leave a lasting impression of such a Paradigm from almost 3000 years ago. ...more
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Nov 18, 2017

"...if these are the days of Elijah--it is time that we become the Elijahs of the day." (page 233)

I am a Jonathan Cahn fan. His latest book is, quite simply, amazing. I am far from a Biblical scholar, but I am familiar with the history of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel (I Kings 16:28-22:40), who plunged the Northern Kingdom of Israel deep into apostasy and the consequences of their actions. Cahn takes the reader on a journey through the parallels of their rule (and that of their successors) over "...if these are the days of Elijah--it is time that we become the Elijahs of the day." (page 233)

I am a Jonathan Cahn fan. His latest book is, quite simply, amazing. I am far from a Biblical scholar, but I am familiar with the history of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel (I Kings 16:28-22:40), who plunged the Northern Kingdom of Israel deep into apostasy and the consequences of their actions. Cahn takes the reader on a journey through the parallels of their rule (and that of their successors) over Israel with the rule of their modern-day counterparts, and a wild journey it is!

As I was reading this book, my mind kept going back to a message that Queen Esther's uncle, Mordecai, sent to her before she risked her life to intercede on behalf of the Jews in the court of King Xerxes following his decree to destroy them: "...And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14b NIV). ...more
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Oct 24, 2018

Having read the Harbinger and given up on the Shemitah, I was debating about this book, but the buzz was loud and I leapt in. At first, I was thinking that Cahn is trying way too hard to have this match up, so I would stop, reread, and look up the references. My doubt slowly turned to reluctant wonder. This was just way too weird. I went to the source passages in scripture to make sure that everything was matching up. I surely didn't remember all those fine details. I really enjoyed the Having read the Harbinger and given up on the Shemitah, I was debating about this book, but the buzz was loud and I leapt in. At first, I was thinking that Cahn is trying way too hard to have this match up, so I would stop, reread, and look up the references. My doubt slowly turned to reluctant wonder. This was just way too weird. I went to the source passages in scripture to make sure that everything was matching up. I surely didn't remember all those fine details. I really enjoyed the background on Jezebel and Baal worship. I did not realize how involved women were in the rituals beyond my memory of temple prostitutes. Still working on reading the references and then will probably reread the book and the notes that I took. ...more
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Oct 20, 2017

Five stars. it was hard to put down and original. I found it repetitive in some sections. Ignoring the murky partisanship...
it's a testament to God being above and in all that happens. The paradigms really show God in control. Working in situations and times. That's of comfort to anyone bewildered, grieving, afraid, lost or angry etc
Secondly-the gullibility of human nature. We are taken by charm eloquence programming good looks. Little regard for character. And that's how the anti types come Five stars. it was hard to put down and original. I found it repetitive in some sections. Ignoring the murky partisanship...
it's a testament to God being above and in all that happens. The paradigms really show God in control. Working in situations and times. That's of comfort to anyone bewildered, grieving, afraid, lost or angry etc
Secondly-the gullibility of human nature. We are taken by charm eloquence programming good looks. Little regard for character. And that's how the anti types come about. (Prototype-biblical reference character, anittype-present day paradigm)
-The uncompromising discovery that we all serve something or someone.. 'How long will you falter between two opinions?

It made me uncomfortable. Make me look deeper. ...more
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Jan 16, 2018

Wow, so real, so scary, so inspiring, so important. This book, or rather that message it shares, is to be taken seriously by anyone serious about life. The way it links ancient and modern times forces one to realize the reality of an overarching plan and henceforth an overarching planner.

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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May 08, 2018

This is a must-read for all sincere Christians, whatever you decide about its theory. I found it exciting, a warning, a challenge, and an encouragement. The parallels Jonathan Cahn draws between historic figures almost 3000 years ago and today's US leaders, are amazing and detailed. Well researched. It is not a 'cosy and comfortable' read - but I feel it is an important book.
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Oct 01, 2018

I was very impressed with The Harbinger and The Mystery of The Shemitah. This book however was quite disappointing. I respect Jonathan Cahn and his research a lot, but The Paradigm is not the Jonathan Cahn I once knew. Although a very enticing and interesting read about the biblical correlations to Ahab and Jezebel to the Clintons, Joram to Obama, and Jehu to Trump, I was frustrated at how the author explained those events as modern day prophecies. I am sure there are other texts that one can I was very impressed with The Harbinger and The Mystery of The Shemitah. This book however was quite disappointing. I respect Jonathan Cahn and his research a lot, but The Paradigm is not the Jonathan Cahn I once knew. Although a very enticing and interesting read about the biblical correlations to Ahab and Jezebel to the Clintons, Joram to Obama, and Jehu to Trump, I was frustrated at how the author explained those events as modern day prophecies. I am sure there are other texts that one can study and make similar correlations to. My biggest frustration is that although the author does not attack Democratic politicians personally, the style of writing certainly demonizes them to an extent. In a nation that is already polarized and divided, the material in this book certainly contributes to an already tense situation in our country.
Let’s get some things straightened out. I know the religious right prides itself in being “PRO-LIFE” at all costs. However, I don’t believe pro-life is solely about unborn babies. Yes, I would consider myself pro-life in that regard. However, if one is truly pro-life, I believe it should extend to the lives of innocent civilians we kill all over the middle-east and the world as a result of our disastrous foreign policy, or the lives we incarcerate and exploit to the private prison industry, or building/providing better opportunities for poor communities who choose to give birth to children in difficult circumstances and then have their benefits cut because they should “life themselves by the boot straps.” The Church and G-d’s people have been asleep at the wheel for quite some time when it comes to addressing these issues. I see a lot of hypocrisy in the “PRO-LIFE” movement and it needs to stop. I did not and do not support either of the candidates we were given. I do not understand why anyone would want to give either of them all this power to rule and control our lives. If we are truly followers of the one-true messiah, that power and glory should go to him not to false prophet’s who continually defame and degrade the Lord’s love and compassion on this world.
I hope the next book or series that Cahn is working on would be more centered toward actually worshipping G-d, the true giver of life and not strategically attacking certain politicians. Let’s face it, at least 95% of our elected representatives are failing to do their job. Accountability should encompass and extend to them all not just a particular group of them.
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Aug 14, 2018

My feelings about this book are mixed. On one hand, the central thesis was persuasive enough for me to accept it. On the other hand, some of the similarities Cahn found between the history of Jehu and the present time were far-fetched or too trivial to be useful as evidence.

The biggest problem I have with Cahn is that he really, really doesn't want to stray into prophecy. The result is that he refuses to use his knowledge to teach us anything useful. He doesn't even discuss the events of Jehu's My feelings about this book are mixed. On one hand, the central thesis was persuasive enough for me to accept it. On the other hand, some of the similarities Cahn found between the history of Jehu and the present time were far-fetched or too trivial to be useful as evidence.

The biggest problem I have with Cahn is that he really, really doesn't want to stray into prophecy. The result is that he refuses to use his knowledge to teach us anything useful. He doesn't even discuss the events of Jehu's reign and how that could manifest in the present.

For example: Jehu used trickery and lies to get all the priests of Baal together in the temple of Baal and he had them all killed. Assuming this will translate to the present according to the same blueprint Cahn derived, it would mean Trump will set a trap for all the modern-day priests of Baal and in one blow he will end all of their political careers/professional lives. It'll be interesting to see that happen.

Another problem is that Cahn completely missed the mark on Elisha. He takes Elijah and Elisha as one ministry, which he equates with bible-believing Christians (as near as I can tell). He could be right. But what he misses is that the Elijah blueprint was already used once, on John the Baptist. John the Baptist was, of course, the forerunner of Jesus. Add to that that Elijah went before Elisha and it becomes obvious that Elisha provides the blueprint for Jesus. If Cahn is right in seeing both Elijah and Elisha as blueprints for Christians right now, I guess that would mean we currently have the spirit of John the Baptist: calling for repentance, getting closer to God, pointing to Jesus and washing away our sins. But what we will have (or are transferring to already?) is the spirit of Jesus: confidence, freedom, love and authority over creation (i.e. performing miracles).

This is an interesting book, but because it doesn't even try to extend the blueprint into the future, it was a bit of a let-down. ...more
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Sep 13, 2019

WOW. I read the Harbinger last year in hard cover. I have go and find the book and re-read it. I do remember it but I want to refresh my memory. I was totally blown away by Jonathan Cahn's use of the old Testament's foreshadowing of the future based on the prophesy of Elijah and Elisha.
As a long time born again Christian during the revival of a group of the baby boomers.. back when Hal LIndsey was writing about the Late Great Planet Earth we had vague sense that we were in living in Biblical WOW. I read the Harbinger last year in hard cover. I have go and find the book and re-read it. I do remember it but I want to refresh my memory. I was totally blown away by Jonathan Cahn's use of the old Testament's foreshadowing of the future based on the prophesy of Elijah and Elisha.
As a long time born again Christian during the revival of a group of the baby boomers.. back when Hal LIndsey was writing about the Late Great Planet Earth we had vague sense that we were in living in Biblical end times, but also taking heed of Yeshua's words that He will come when people have fallen away and great apostasy will take place but that only the Father knows the time of the fulfillment of His Plan. Though Jesus Christ took on the form of human flesh to accomplish His mission since before the time of Creation, we were warned not to predict a DAY, MONTH OR YEAR, because God is gracious and slow to anger and loves us more than we can possibly conceive.
Mr Cahn's established an incredible timeline of matching ancient events with moderan current events to the day and month and year via analogies between Jezebel, Ahab, then her son Jeru to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump Mike Pence and more. READ IT.. I will go and find my hard copy of the Harbinger today. Thank you, Mr. Cahn. AMAZING DIVINELY INSPIRED WORK ...more

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