Has the Possessor Returned to America? by Karen Salisbury for Charisma News
Is it possible that behind what is happening to America and the world lies a mystery hidden in the ancient inscriptions of the Middle East?
Is it possible that the ancient entities known as the “gods” have returned to our world?
Could they lie behind the current events, news, and movements of our times, and behind what is even now influencing our lives without our realizing it?
Jonathan Cahn examines these chilling questions and more in his explosive new book, “The Return of the Gods,” published by Charisma Media and released in September 2022.
“When we think of ‘the gods’ of the ancient and pagan worlds, we think in terms of mythology and fantasy,” says Cahn. “But the Bible reveals that behind the ancient gods and idols were entities known in Hebrew as the shedim or spirits, and in the New Testament as the daimonian. It’s from that word that we get the word demons.
“What this means is that the gods never really die,” he continues. “So what if the gods were to return to the modern world? What would happen? “The Return of the Gods” reveals that they have and it’s already happening.”
A Falling Away
In the book, Cahn asks and answers the question, “If the gods were to reenter Western civilization, how would they do it?”
He says they wouldn’t come as they had in ancient times. “A modern world requires a different approach,” he writes. “And a world that had been touched by the gospel and had known the Word of God was far different from the pre-Christian and pagan world that had not. So, the gods would alter their appearances and hide their identities.”
The gods could only return, says Cahn, if there was a falling away from the Christian faith and a biblical worldview. He outlines how that has certainly happened in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Cahn uses America’s close ties to Israel as a pattern. “As Israel was consecrated to God from its inception, so was America,” Cahn recounts. “In its founding days, America’s Puritan leader John Winthrop gave the new civilization a charge based on Moses’ charge to the Israelites. If America followed the ways of God, it would become the most blessed, prosperous, and powerful of civilizations. But he also gave a prophetic warning:
“‘But if our hearts shall turn away, so that we will not obey, but shall be seduced, and worship and serve other Gods, our pleasure and profits, and serve them…we shall surely perish.’