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"Wow! It was a wow!"
Those were only some of the reactions Rabbi Jonathan Cahn received Thursday night and early Friday following the premier of his first motion picture The Harbingers of Things to Come. The film, based on Cahn's New York Times bestselling books, The Harbinger and The Harbinger II: The Return,, debuted in over 800 theaters nationwide on Thursday.
Barbara Holland admits that she wasn't familiar with Jonathan Cahn and his prophetic books prior to Thursday night's premier of Cahn's feature film, The Harbingers of Things to Come. In fact, she says she had never heard the term "harbinger" before.
But now that she has seen the movie — at the invitation of a church friend — she's intrigued about the prophetic significance of the film and wants to dig deeper into what she saw on the screen.
"It certainly provokes you to think, and you need to put all of the pieces together," says Holland, a member of Orlando Calvary Assembly in Winter Park, Florida. "I came here not having any idea of what to expect. I feel like I've been shot out of a cannon. It's going to take a while to process it all."
A number of years ago, shortly after Hillsong's worldwide rise to fame, Charisma did a cover story on Brian Houston, the Australian church's senior pastor. Hillsong rose quickly to international prominence because of its worship band's string of worship hits, namely its first hit, "Shout to the Lord," and more recently "Oceans."
Our former Charisma Leader magazine also did a Q and A with Houston in 2007. You can read that here.
As the church's songs gained global influence on church music, Hillsong's lead pastor, Brian Houston, gained a similar scope of influence on church leaders. And from what I've seen, he used his notoriety to instill the importance of community outreach and good works in many churches around the globe. He and his leadership team also moved the church away from a lot of the legalism that had tended to turn many people off.
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