“God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” Benjamin Franklin-Constitutional Convention of 1787
If God is not sovereign over the land and its people, then the land and its people become cut off from their Creator. Without God, a God-centered view turns into a self-centered view. Divine purpose turns into no purpose resulting in a lost people without moral compass and self- discipline. In Obama World, what once was celebrated is now condemned; once reviled, now worshipped, a culture grown carnal, materialistic, coarse, vulgar and self-indulgent. America, once the beacon of light for the entire world to see, is now a beacon of darkness and evil, a government that prefers shadows and the dark because their work is evil, a government that repels light because their corruption would be exposed.
One of the classic Biblical signs of a nation under judgment is a warning, when its hedge of protection has been lifted, its borders and national security breached. 9/11 was America’s wake-up call, a prophetic manifestation of such a warning.That warning should have prompted Americans to repent their sins, experience a spiritual revival, and return to God, but instead the “Isaiah 9:10 Effect” took place, a prideful arrogant national apostasy that Jewish prophet and author Jonathan Cahn outlines in his brilliant book “The Harbinger.”
Cahn’s most recent book “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” unlocks more keys to Americas future judgement and the calamities leading up to it. Cahn explains how the Bible reveals a clear pattern before judgement and attempts to warn through; visions, audible voices, prophetic utterances, signs, the written word, prophetic acts, supernatural occurrences and the outworking of natural events. Cahn’s Biblical facts reveal shocking evidence of Gods warning and judgment on America during the Shemitah years.
What is the Shemitah? The Israelites were commanded to keep the seventh day holy; separate and distinct from the other days of the week. On the Sabbath all regular work and worldly endeavors were to cease because it was a day to rest and be solely devoted to the Lord. What is not well known is that every seventh year was a Sabbath ‘year’ (Leviticus 25: 1-4) It was to be a holy year specially devoted to the Lord. All sowing and reaping, all plowing and planting, all gathering and harvesting had to cease by the end of the sixth year. “Six years you shall sow your land and gather its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow” (Exodus 23: 10-11) The Sabbath year was not only a designated time for the people to rest, it was a time for the land to rest and let the poor and animals partake of its bounty. In the Hebrew civil calendar the very last climatic day of the Shemitah year is Elul 29. It is when sweeping transformations always took place in the nations financial realm, when all credit and debt was wiped clean. (Deuteronomy 15:1-2) It was Israels day of financial nullification and remission, a massive cleansing of the economic and financial state, also called the Lord’s release.
The Shemitah year has always been a reminder that God is the source of all blessings, spiritual and otherwise, the Lord’s antidote to wipe away material attachments and humble the pride of his people.The Shemitah can also be a year of Gods judgement, the first occurring in 586 B.C. (Lamentation 1: 1-5) The city was Jerusalem, the kingdom Judah, the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah had tried to warn the people to repent or for seventy years the nation would be under the dominion of Babylon and at the end of that time the Lord would cause Babylon to fall. What does seventy years have to do with judgement? The answer is found in (Leviticus 26:31-35) The “sabbaths of the land” referred in the passage are the Sabbath years! If Israel would keep the Shemitah, God would keep and bless Israel with all that was needed and beyond, but to break and reject God’s covenant, the Shemitah would signify the opposite! There were seventy years when the Shemitah was not observed, so their judgement would last seventy years!
If God is rejected and not sovereign over the land and its people, then the land and its people become cut off from the Creator! The people of Israel drove God out of their lives to become their own gods, masters of the land, their world, and their destiny. They rewrote the law and redefined what was right and wrong, moral or immoral! Not only did they do whatever they wanted with their lives and with each other, their children were lifted up as sacrifices on the altars of foreign gods. The ultimate sin of offering their sons and daughters to the fires of Baal and Molech brought about Gods judgement and the nations mass destruction.The Israelites had driven the Shemitah from the land, now the Shemitah would remove their blessings and destroy them.
How does the Shemitah relate to modern America? Financial terms are very much like agricultural terms; financial investment is called sowing, funding called seed money, the start of a new enterprise called planting, investment returns called the yield, yield is fruition when one reaps the yield and the Hebrew word for fruit and produce is Tebuah, which also means gain, income and revenue! The Shemitah year can and has resulted in numerous economic crashes!
America was established by God, consecrated to his glory and as a result was richly blessed with peace, prosperity, and protection for many years. But, national apostasy has replaced God’s grace and mercy with calamity and disfavor. Millions of unborn children have been lifted to the altars of Baal and Christians who refuse to abide by the evil are being mocked, vilified and persecuted! Cahn describes how disobedience to God has led to not only Americas past financial crashes, but the toppling of the twin towers, and in all probability will result in the toppling of the American empire! He relates to the reader how towers rise high from their foundations and how the Shemitah brings them back to their foundations. America is now in the year of the Shemitah and its climatic last day, God’s day of remission, will take place on Sunday, September 13th, 2015. It is noteworthy to know that the last day the stock market will be open the last week of the Shemitah year is Friday, September 11th!
To add to the complexity of the 2015 Shemitah year, two solar eclipses will take place. On March 20th, a solar eclipse will mark the exact halfway point of the Shemitah, and falls on Nisan 1 which is a sign of judgement.The other solar eclipse will mark the last day of the Shemitahs peak and culmination, the remission day of the ‘Year of Remission!”
Luke 12:48 says, “to whom much is given, from him much will be required.” America’s covenant with God has been abused and judgement is coming. In Hebrew, the word for safety is Yeshua and translated in English it means there is no safety outside of Jesus!
God’s words to Ezekiel were, “If the watchman sees the danger coming and does not sound the alarm to warn the people, their blood will be upon his head.” Several months before the Ferguson, Missouri riots took place, I had a clear vision of a black wooden hearse-like carriage drawn by a team of magnificent black horses, their manes fiercely blowing in the wind. Below the hearse was a sign that said MISSOURI. Is it possible that my vision was another warning that judgement is near? Why did I choose to read “The Mystery of the Shemitah last week, my last chapter read this past Sunday when the scriptural message in church the same day was about the Shemitah? The reading, 2Chronicles 36 15-22, says in part;
“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God’s messengers; despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.” After much destruction of property, finances and life, the land lay in desolation “until the seventy years were completed in fulfillment of the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah.”
The other message on Sunday was equally as important: John 14:26; “When the Counselor’s comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.”
Are we ready to testify?
Give me ears to listen….give me eyes to see, give me words to speak and show your face to me.