THE LEPER KING: Exclusive excerpt from Rabbi Cahn's new book
He has riveted believers around the country and the world with "The Harbinger" and "The Mystery of The Shemitah." As an an encore, messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn's newest book, already a bestseller on Amazon.com, is on an entirely different scale. It's nothing less than "hundreds of Harbingers" and spiritual secrets being revealed for the first time in history.
Rabbi Cahn described his newest work, "The Book of Mysteries," in a recent interview with George Noory on the popular radio program "Coast to Coast." He described the spectacular variety of the hidden biblical truths he has uncovered in his latest sensation.
"If 'The Harbinger' is revealing a mystery and 'The Shemitah' is revealing a mystery, 'The Book of Mysteries" is uncovering hundreds of mysteries," he said. "Imagine, in a sense, if you were opening up this ancient chest with what I believe are some of the greatest mysteries of the ages. Mysteries of the End Times, mysteries of heaven, mysteries hidden in the writings of the rabbis, mysteries of your life even. This is a gigantic thing. And there are hundreds."
Debuting at No. 4 on Publisher's Weekly top hardcover section category, "The Book of Mysteries" allows the reader not only a year of remarkable biblical insight, but also the keys to unlocking mysteries that have endured for more than two millennia.
Below is an exclusive excerpt from "The Book of Mysteries":
Day 138THE LEPER KING
The teacher led me into the Chamber of Books where he removed from one of the shelves a large reddish book and placed it on the wooden table.
"The Sanhedrin," he said, "was the council that put Messiah on trial. They accused Him of being a false Messiah, judged Him guilty of blasphemy, and delivered Him over to the Romans to be executed. What you're looking at is the writing of the rabbis from the Talmud. It's called 'Tractate Sanhedrin.'"
"As in the same Sanhedrin that judged Messiah guilty?"
"Yes," said the teacher. "And that's what makes what you're about to hear amazing. The writers of Sanhedrin said that the Messiah of Israel would be called the Leper."
"Leper?" I replied. "A strange name to call your Messiah. Why?"
"The words of Sanhedrin explain why as they say this of the Messiah: 'Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper; smitten of God, and afflicted.'"
"So Tractate Sanhedrin is describing the Messiah as the One who bears our sufferings."
"Yes. They're quoting Isaiah's prophecy of the redeemer who dies for our sins. And they're identifying the one who dies for our sins as the Messiah of Israel. And they named Him 'the Leper' to speak of Him as a man of afflictions, stricken and plagued, despised and outcast. And the prophecy goes on to say: 'He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace fell upon Him. And by His stripes, we are healed. ... The Lord laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter. ... He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of My people to whom the stroke was due.'"
"There's only One who fits that description, only One who could be that Messiah - the very same One that the Sanhedrin condemned to death for not being the Messiah. And yet the words of Sanhedrin describe the Messiah as Him."
"Yes," said the teacher, "think about it. By condemning Him to death on the charge of not being the Messiah, they caused Him to be despised and rejected, wounded, afflicted, bruised, punished, and killed."
"To become the very One they describe as their Messiah."
"So if even they who deny Him ... bear witness of Him, how much more must we bear witness of Him ... and fully partake of the atonement that brings us healing and shalom. The Sanhedrin's Leper King is Messiah."
The Mission: Even the rabbis bear witness: Messiah has taken your sins, your infirmities, your sorrows, and your condemnation. Today, let Him have them.
Isaiah 53:4-8; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:22-24"The Book of Mysteries" is available at the WND Superstore.