29 August 2014 AD
On or about September 28, 2015, we’ll be marking the next seven-year economic cycle and it will be devastating to property values, along with a host of other matters. Jews call this the Shmita cycle, “the year of release“, when global economics are restructured. (Shmita is also spelled Shmitta, Smita, Shemita)
The last Shmita cycle was September 15, 2008, marked by a major drop of the stock markets. Seven years before, on September 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists, principally from Saudi Arabia, hijacked airliners to crash them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a fourth, apparently intended for our nation’s capital, perished on a Pennsylvania field. Oh, and there was a major stock market drop.
To me, the fact none of the four “blood moons” in this current series have been visible in Israel, but highly so all across the USA. Israelis may see the tail end of the next, the fourth, that happens September 28, 2015 is very interesting.
One rabbi says the Shmita cycle only applies to Israel. Well, there are Christians who say the church replaced Israel. I disagree with both. The Word of God is for all mankind. Clearly, Israel is the olive tree and, according to the Bible, we Christians are grafted into that tree (Romans 11:17). History also clearly indicates all mankind experiences the Shmita cycle.
Torah has several meanings, but it boils down to “instruction“. The Bible is the “instruction manual” God gave us by which we should live while on the earth.
Find instructions for observing Shmita in Exodus 23:1-11, specifically verses 10 and 11 CJB:
10 “For six years, you are to sow your land with seed and gather in its harvest. 11 But the seventh year, you are to let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor among your people can eat; and what they leave, the wild animals in the countryside can eat. Do the same with your vineyard and olive grove.”
Bible students will remember the story of Joseph in Egypt, the seven years of plenty followed by seven years of scarcity.
One on-line resource you may appreciate is the “SHMITA SOURCEBOOK” published one year ago. http://www.hazon.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Shmita_Sourcebook_First_Edition_Oct2013.pdf
The fast of Tisha b’Av falls on the Hebrew calendar date of 9 Av, July 25-26, 2015. 9 Av historically marks disastrous events befalling Jews worldwide. Because the church, the body of Christians, is grafted into the olive tree of Israel, we are not immune. Muslims who wish us harm refer to Israel as the “little Satan” and to the USA as the “great Satan”. I think it interesting how so many of my fellow Christians don’t see the connection between Christianity and Israel, but our enemies see it very plainly. Muslims refer to Jews and Christians as “People of the Book” (POB), the Book being our Bible.
Writing this isn’t intended to frighten anyone, but to prepare us all for drastic changes coming upon us over the next 12 months.
Join us every second Saturday at Generations Church to learn from Melva Lea Beacham. Melva teaches the relevance of Scripture to current events and we pray for the Jewish people, specifically Israel. http://www.melvaleaministries.org/
Learn about Tisha B’Av 2015 http://www.myjewishlearning.com/hot_topics/ht/Tisha-BAv-2015.shtml
What do I foresee?
It takes no financial genius to recognize the peril of our almost $18 trillion national debt. Below is a snapshot taken on 29 August 2014 at 0616 hours. Click on the image for full size.
We have a Muslim president in the White House who obviously holds Israel and America in great disdain. Have I your attention now? Can you better understand why all the above pertains to you and your family?