NEW YORK — Is it a coincidence that 2020 has ushered in a devastating pandemic, division, civil disorder, a paralyzing lockdown, and an economic collapse rivaling the Great Depression — all at the same time?

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The stunning answer to that question is at last revealed in New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn’s book “The Harbinger II: The Return.” Far from mere coincidence, the downward spiral of the United States and of much of the Western world was prophesied long ago in ancient biblical texts now made clear.

Every effect has a cause — sometimes an ancient cause with divine authorship. Now the convergence of world-changing events has caused Cahn to reveal what could not be revealed until now in “The Harbinger II: The Return.”

“The Harbinger” left off saying great shakings would come — civil disorder, the breakdown of infrastructure, economic collapse, natural disasters and more. Knowing from ancient writings that these shakings would resume and come to a head, Cahn began writing “The Harbinger II: The Return” right away — in preparation for exactly the right moment. In fact, the biblical template revealed in “The Harbinger” pinpointed the year 2020 as a year of shakings. Knowing what the template pointed to and believing that 2020 would witness great turbulence, Cahn decided in autumn of 2019 to write the sequel to his first book — something he had held back on doing for eight years.

He began writing “The Harbinger II: The Return” in January 2020. In March came the national lockdowns over COVID-19. At the end of May and start of June came the civil unrest, demonstrations and riots that swept much of the nation. And Cahn has stated that he doesn’t believe the shakings are finished — that there are more to come.

That perfectly timed moment for the release of “The Harbinger II: The Return,” by Frontline, an imprint of Charisma House, is September 1, 2020.

The stakes of understanding today’s catastrophes as consequences long foretold by the ancients inspired by the one true God have never been greater. Diseases, locusts, famine — these prophesied disasters are besieging the safety and security not only of every nation in the world but also of every human soul alive in 2020.

“The Harbinger II: The Return” will stun, shock, and reshape how Americans interpret current events, the Bible and the place of the United States in the past, present and future.

Cahn was named, along with Billy Graham and Keith Greene, one of the top 40 spiritual leaders of the past 40 years to have radically impacted the world. Called the prophetic voice of this generation, Cahn is a much-sought-after speaker and has been highlighted in the “New York Times” as well as in many national and international media. He has spoken on Capitol Hill, at the United Nations and to millions of people around the world. Cahn is known for opening the deep mysteries of Scripture and bringing forth messages of prophetic import.

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He leads Hope of the World ministry, an international outreach of teaching, and evangelism and compassion projects for the world’s most needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews and Gentiles, people of all backgrounds, just outside New York City in Wayne, New Jersey. His ministry can be contacted at HopeoftheWorld.org and on Facebook.

By visiting TheHarbingerReturns.com before Sept. 1, readers have the opportunity not only to preorder The Harbinger II but also to receive more than $100 worth of Jonathan Cahn’s books free. Along with The Harbinger II, they will receive “The Oracle,” “The Paradigm,” “The Book of Mysteries,” “The Harbinger Companion,” as well as study guide e-books and a link to stream “The Harbinger Decoded. “Readers will also be entered into a giveaway of all of Cahn’s published books and DVDs worth over $160 in retail.