THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH
by Jonathan Cahn
Joel 1:15-20 warns us that the Last Days will usher in economic catastrophes. "The Day of the Lord is near...The seeds ' are shriveled beneath the clods. The storehouses are in ruins, the granaries have been broken down, for the grain has J dried up..." (Joel 1:15-17). In this timely article, biblical expert Jonathan Cahn helps us understand the prophesied economic disasters—and prepare. "For in the days ahead, "he writes, "it is crucial that we become all the more steadfast and immoveable, rooted and grounded upon Him who will not be moved and who can never be shaken."
Is it possible that there exists a mystery over three thousand years old, a mystery that begins in the sands of Sinai, and which lies behind the fall of Wall Street, the collapse of the American and world economies, the attack of 9/11, the rise of nations, the fall of nations, and events which have not yet happened but are yet to take place? Is it possible that this mystery has pinpointed the exact time, down to dates and hours of some of the most critical events of modern times? And does this mystery hold the secret to what is coming on America and the world?
THE MYSTERY GROWS EVEN BIGGER
The mystery of the Shemitah first appeared as one of the fourteen mysteries of The Harbinger. Ever since its publication, I've been deluged with questions as to when the next Shemitah will take place and what will happen when it does. That time has now come.
Only in the last few months have I realized how incredibly cataclysmic and world-changing this mystery is. Long before 9/11, the mystery of the Shemitah was at work—affecting virtually everything. The ancient mystery lies behind everything from the First World War, the collapse of empires, the Second World War, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the rise of America, 9/11, and things yet to come—including the potential fall of America and the American age. It has affected the bank accounts of everyone reading this article—and it will affect their future.
THE SEVEN-YEAR SHAKING
The mystery of the Shemitah began on Mt. Sinai. The Shemitah took place every seven years. It was the year of "release" or "rest," the Sabbath Year. During the Shemitah, all work on the land came to an end, all buying or selling of the fruits of the land would cease. It was an economic cessation. On the last day of the Sabbath Year would come the climax—on the Hebrew day of Elul 29—when all the nations debts would be wiped out, a massive financial nullification.
The Shemitah was meant to be a blessing. But as Israel turned away from God, the Shemitah would turn from blessing to a sign of judgment against a nation that had driven God out of its life. That sign is now manifesting in America. The mystery determined the exact timing of 9/11. In 2001, it ordained the timing of the greatest stock market crash in American history, as Wall Street collapsed, and financial accounts were wiped clean on Elul 29, the Shemitah's last and climactic Day of Nullification, when according to the ancient biblical command, a nations financial accounts are to be wiped clean. Seven years later—seven Hebrew years to the day, the hour, even the minute—Wall Street collapsed again—on the same biblical day—the Day of Nullification —determined by the Shemitah. The precision of this ancient biblical mystery is beyond stunning. And yet even this is only the beginning.
FROM MT. SINAI TO THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
The mystery is even bigger. In the past forty years, there have been five major long-term financial and economic collapses. Are any of them linked to the mystery of the Shemitah? The answer is—100 percent of them are joined to the mystery. Of the greatest long-term collapses in American history, the majority are linked to the ancient mystery. Of the top ten percentage crashes in Wall Street, the majority are linked to the ancient mystery. Of the top five greatest stock market point crashes, 100 percent of them are linked to the mystery of the Shemitah.
THE TOWERS, THE KINGDOMS, AND THE END
And the mystery grows even bigger. One of the revelations in my new book, The Shemitah, is "The Mystery of the Towers," a mystery that marks the rise of America and foreshadows its fall. Another, entitled "The Rise and Fall of Nations," reveals how the ancient biblical mystery ushered in the collapse of Empires, the Atomic Age, the Cold War, and what's happening right now. Yet another concerns the Seventh Shemitah, a mystery that goes back to the Temple's destruction in 70 A.D., lies behind the greatest events of the End Times, and is potentially coming soon.
THE SHEMITAH AND WHAT LIES AHEAD
What will the present year of the Shemitah bring? On one hand, we must be careful about putting God in a box. He doesn't have to do anything during this time or when we think He must. On the other hand, we should be altogether ready. It is worthy of note that the remaining time of blood moons converges with the year of the Shemitah, even climaxing in the same month. If something of significance is going to take place in the year of the Shemitah, the general pattern is that it will likely take place toward the latter part, the time of its climactic "Day of Nullification,'' which will take place September 13, 2015.
Whether it happens during the Shemitah or beyond it, I believe a great shaking is coming to this nation and to the world, a shaking that will involve the financial realm, the economic realm, and more. Interestingly, the word Shemitah can be translated as "the shaking," "the fall," "the overthrow" "the nullification," and "the collapse." For this reason I wrote The Mystery of the Shemitah, that those who would hear would be ready and prepared.
For in the days ahead, it is crucial that we become all the more steadfast and immoveable, rooted and grounded upon Him who will not be moved and who can never be shaken.
Jonathan Cahn is the author of The Harbinger, the New York Times best seller, and The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, the no.1 faith video in the world. He leads the Jerusalem Center and Hope of the World Ministries.
I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE FULL ARTICLE AS IT APPEARED IN "JEWISH VOICE TODAY" November/December 2014.
First: I have debunked the author's The Harbinger on my website, showing he does not understand the section of Jeremiah he uses, and that his ideas of 9/11 being in Bible prophecy, are false, silly, and very misguided.
Second: Notice in this article he allows that what he has written in his new book, may not happen before Sept. 13th 2015. So his so-called "date setting" he has already disallowed for; meaning he may not have what he expounds to you in his new book, correct. And I can tell you he DOES NOT have it correct. This 7 year time cycle and a Sabbath 7th year [which for him and others we are now into] has no part in Bible prophecy. It is just NOT in the Bible; it is not one of the signs Jesus said we are to watch for to bring us to the end of this age and His return. Paul does not mention it in his prophecies; John does not mention it in the book of Revelation. Jesus sure did not talk about it. This idea of "shemitah" is a man-made idea, drummed up by the imagination of a men's minds.
Third: The downfall of America [which one day will come, with most of the Western world] is not a downfall through "economics" - the book of Ezekiel makes it very clear as to how the House of Israel and House of Judah, will fall in the last days [see my study expounding the book of Ezekiel] and it will have nothing to do with some first collapse with economy, as Cahn wants you to believe.
Fourth: Cahn and anyone can sit down and figure all kinds of past world events and tie them in to some man-made grid of dates. Date setting for this and that is nothing new; it has been done by others down through the centuries; they had a big date setting time in 1844, revivals were held about it. The band wagon was rolling; it all came to a crashing false doctrine; the blind leading the blind.
Fifth: Cahn has got tens of thousands hooked on his The Harbinger book; so why not follow it up with another, as a supposedly 7th liberty year [again man-made with the series of 7 years by Cahn and others] is what we are told we are entering. Hence going back in SEVENS you can find some event that happened, if you are really wanting to find it; so adding what weight it gives to have thousands buying his book once more.
IT FILLS HIS BANK ACCOUNT, OR AS THEY SAY, HE IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK WITH YOUR MONEY.
NOW I'LL GIVE YOU A PROPHECY: NOTHING THAT CAHN TEACHES WILL HAPPEN THIS COMING INVENTED 7TH YEAR OF LIBERTY. ALL THE WAY TO SEPT. 13TH 2015 WILL BE A REGULAR YEAR.....WITH WARS, EARTHQUAKES, DRAUGHTS, FAMINE, RELIGIOUS DECEPTIONS, WILD PROPHETIC IDEAS SHOUTED OUT, AND THE USA WILL HAVE NO "ECONOMIC" BLOW-OUT.
Sixth: The prophecy of Joel 1:15-20 that the above article starts with, is to do with the "DAY OF THE LORD" - and people like Cahn have no clue as to how to put together the verses on the "Great Tribulation" the "Heavenly Signs" and the "Day of the Lord."
The USA AND OTHER WESTERN NATIONS will have ALREADY been destroyed by the time the DAY OF THE LORD arrives. And that destruction will NOT be by some "economic" meltdown. Of course there will be NO economics for those nations destroyed. But they will not be destroyed by an economic bust.
THESE "CHRISTIAN" JEWS, AND THE FUNDAMENTAL PROTESTANT PROPHETS, JUST DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO BIBLE END TIME PROPHECIES.