Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller THE HARBINGER, has just come out with his new book THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH, The 3000 year old mystery that holds the secret of America’s future, the world’s future – and your future. It has immediately become a national and New York Times Best Seller and is causing a stir around the world. Jonathan leads the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel in Wayne, NJ, and is president of Hope of the World, an outreach to peoples throughout the world. His teachings are broadcast daily over hundreds of radio stations throughout the United States and the world and on television. He ministers, as did the first Jewish messengers of the Gospel, sharing the message of Messiah to Jew and Gentile, Israel, and the nations. He has ministered before mass gatherings in India, Nigeria, Cuba, Mizoram, Honduras, Haiti, & throughout the world. His teachings are widely known for revealing the deep mysteries of God’s word and for the restoring of the new covenant message to its original biblically Jewish richness and power.
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land, they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known as Shemittah literally: “to release.”
The year following the destruction of the second Holy Temple was the first year of a seven-year Sabbatical cycle. In the Jewish calendar, counting from Creation, this was the year 3829, 68–69 CE on the secular calendar. By counting sevens from then, we see that the next Shemittah year will be the year 5775 after Creation, which runs from Sept. 25, 2014, through Sept. 13, 2015.
The convergence of two very compelling events looms ahead and if the forecasters of these events are correct, the next year could be one of the most momentous in human history!
As Prophecy Newswatch has been reporting, the Shemitah year, or the Jewish Sabbatical year is set to begin on September 24, 2014, on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The Shemitah is the seventh year in the seven year agricultural calendar of Israel. According to the Torah, personal debts were to be waived and a sort of financial reset occurred in ancient Israel during the Shemitah. Time was set aside for the nation to rest and devote themselves to worshipping and fellowshipping with God. Disobedience to the Shemitah law brought God’s judgment! (Exodus 23; 10-11, 2 Chronicles 36:20-23)
Bestselling author of The Harbinger and the new book, the Mystery of the Shemitah, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has uncovered a startling connection between the Shemitah and the financial markets here in the US. Rabbi Cahn’s investigation reveals that since 1973, every US financial collapse combined with subsequent recession has occurred during the Shemitah 100% of the time! That includes the financial collapses of 2001 and 2008, the worst in US history!
But the evidence gets even more convincing because the pattern of seven year cycles can actually be traced back to the financial collapse that led to the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Interestingly, these seven year cycles concur with the Shemitah years on the Jewish calendar!
Rabbi Cahn is quick to admit that he is not predicting an economic meltdown during the next Shemitah year beginning September 24, 2014, but he does warn his audience to take note of the correlation he has uncovered. His caution has not prevented others from speculating how the financial markets may be affected, however.
Reportedly, billionaire investors like; Warren Buffet, John Paulson, George Soros, and Carl Icahn are unloading large shares of stocks in companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, and Kraft foods. ZeroHedge.com, the popular financial blog, recently disclosed the not so quiet preparations these billionaires are making for an impending market correction. In the past, such corrections have resulted in economic crisis and recession. Others have speculated on a possible dollar collapse and various potential scenarios related to the financial markets in the US.
The subsequent converging event possibly connected to the Shemitah is the Blood Moon Tetrad discovered by Pastor Mark Blitz. The first of the Tetrad occurred on April 15, 2014, and the next will appear in the night sky on October 8, 2014, according to the Gregorian calendar. Pastor Blitz, using the Biblical Jewish calendar and the NASA website, discovered that these Blood Moons or total lunar eclipses would occur on Jewish Feast days in 2014-2015. Most notable of these, in relation to the upcoming Shemitah year, will be the final Blood Moon, on the Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015. This is also the date for the celebration of the end of the Shemitah year to be held at the Western Wall in Jerusalem and this final Super Blood Moon will be visible in Jerusalem!
In a recent exclusive article published in the WND, Pastor Blitz delivers what he calls a “bombshell” concerning the significance of the Shemitah and the Blood Moon Tetrad. In referring to the Biblical Tribulation, a seven year period of unprecedented peril and suffering on earth, he goes on to state, “what I am proposing is that it (the Tribulation) is simply a continuation of the Shemitah cycle that has been ticking along for ages. The Tribulation will not be any random sequence of seven years, but the first year of the Tribulation will begin with the first year of the seven-year cycle. This has huge prophetic implications when we realize this Rosh Hashanah is the seventh year of a seven-year cycle, and the fall of 2015 begins a new seven-year cycle.”
Cahn sees warning signs of potential judgment coming to America as the current Shemitah year nears the halfway point.
The Shemitah comes once every seven years. In biblical Israel it brought a canceling of debts, a resting of the land from sowing and reaping, and a resetting of financial accounts. The seven-year Shemitah cycle was meant as a blessing as long as the Israelites followed God and observed his ways, but it could manifest as judgment if the nation turned to its own devices and removed God from its culture and legal system.
The specific avenues of potential judgment Cahn is watching are the economy and the rise of ISIS as a new terrorist threat to America. The last two Shemitah years — 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 — brought the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the historic stock market crash of September 2008.
Jonathan Cahn is a messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor best known for his best selling novel “The Harbinger” in which he compares the United States and the September 11 attacks, to ancient Israel and the destruction of Kingdom of Israel. In particular he sees the Isaiah 9:10 as a prophetic warning to America. The Harbinger was followed with The Harbinger Companion: With Study Guide.
7 year cycles..the pattern..can it be followed and relied upon..possibly..things that happen in September of a shemitah year..and we are in one this year..
September 13th is the date..