Sunday, May 03, 2015

What The Shemitah Has Taught Us

The Shemitah cycle has been alive and well for decades if not longer.  Brother Cahn has proven this extensively in his book and videos.  The most interesting part is, the Shemitah cycle is affecting everyone, not just Israel.  This has been a point of emphasis here for a few days now.  It does not matter if someone things they are exempt because they think they are not "under the law."  It does not matter if they do not believe anything in the Old Testament applies to them.  The cycle and its impacts have affected everyone.  If you have a bank account, or money in any investment account or if you are involved in the world economy in any way, it affects you.

What is coming up this fall is a Jubilee which in essence is a super-Shemitah.  What happens during a Jubilee?  Debts are cancelled and slaves are released.  According to legendary forecaster Martin Armstrong, the next major crisis to hit this world will be a bond (debt) crisis.  Government bonds are in the process of pumping (up) in preparation for a catastrophic dump (down).  All of this is to happen precisely aligned with the coming Jubilee year that begins in Sept 2015.

If I did not know the time of Jacob's trouble was coming I would almost say we should all rejoice.   The world economy is built upon debt and debt is slavery.  The entire world system is built upon economic slavery and this current system is about to be wiped out by the Lord's super-cycles called the Shemitah and Jubilee.

As brother Jonathan Cahn explains in his videos, the Shemitah and Jubilee were designed as a blessing but when the people are disobedient and defiant it becomes are curse.  Are the people of this world living in obedience or disobedience to the Lord's commands?  They are disobedient.  So what is coming?  More of the curse.  Why do I say more?  Because as past Shemitah cycles have shown the economy is being wiped out in pieces.  Moreover, other aspects of the Lord's curse on disobedient children are evident now as well.  Recently we discussed some aspects of the curses laid out in Deuteronomy 28.  Now lets look at some of the curses presented in Leviticus 26.  The curses in Leviticus 26 are laid out progressively from bad to worse.  The curse we are seeing right now (in America) is just the beginning:

Lev 26
Punishments for Disobedience

14“However, if you do not listen to me or obey all these commands, 15and if you break my covenant by rejecting my decrees, treating my regulations with contempt, and refusing to obey my commands, 16I will punish you. I will bring sudden terrors upon you—wasting diseases and burning fevers that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies will eat them. 17I will turn against you, and you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will run even when no one is chasing you!
18“And if, in spite of all this, you still disobey me, I will punish you seven times over for your sins. 19I will break your proud spirit by making the skies as unyielding as iron and the earth as hard as bronze. 20All your work will be for nothing, for your land will yield no crops, and your trees will bear no fruit.

Just look at the few underlined places in the scripture above:

1.  What do we live in today?  An age of what?  Terrorism.  That would be verse 16.

2.  It has been written here many times in the past that people do not get who they vote for, they get who they deserve.  What do the people of America and this world deserve right now?  To be ruled over by people who hate them.  That would be verse 17.

3.  What is one of the Lord's signature judgements throughout the Bible?  Drought.  Look at the entire American west and in particular California today.  That would be verse 19.

Only God Almighty could have predicted what is happening with such startling accuracy thousands of years in advance.  His Shemitah cycle and Jubilee super-cycle are hitting precisely at a time of super disobedience, wickedness and corruption.

Speaking of cycles and super-cycles we are also seeing a transition from a Gentile cycle into a Jewish one.

Luke 21.24 They will fall by the sword and will be taken as prisoners to all the nations. Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

All of this business of a Shemitah and Jubilee has a decidedly Jewish flavor to it.  We have been unknowingly witnessing minor cycles bloom into a major cycle.  We are witnessing the end of a Gentile cycle and the emergence of a Jewish cycle.  Thus the prominence today of the Shemitah cycle that has become so obvious that even worldly commentators and making note of it.

 We are entering the time of Jacob's trouble

As with the emergence of any major cycle it does not show up one day unannounced.  No, major cycles announce themselves well in advance and they take time to transition.  Unfortunately most people do not pay attention until they are punched squarely in the face by the arrival of the new cycle then they say "who saw this coming?"

Few would debate the fact that Matt 24 is an "end times" chapter of the Bible.  When we look at that chapter what do we see?  Verse 1 Chapter 24 talks about the destruction of the temple.  The temple-decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  Verse 15-the abomination, where?  The temple, decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  What are the final 7 years called?  The time of Jacob's trouble-decidedly Jewish (not Church centric).  What are we witnessing this very day?  The transition out of the Gentile cycle into the Jewish cycle as evidenced by among other things the return to prominence of the Shemitah and Jubilee.

Do we see this reflected in the book of Revelation?  You bet we do.  Revelation has 22 chapters.  The church is specifically mentioned by name in Rev 2-3 then it is specifically mentioned no more.

 By the time we reach chapter 7 of 22 chapters the Lord is calling out entirely, completely, wholly Jewish members and tribes.  Again the wave or cycle shifts from Gentile to Jew.

Will there be Christians participating in the time of Jacob's trouble?  Sure but it was not meant for them.  We have the entire New Testament that includes the Words of our Lord Jesus Himself along with all the apostles and nowhere in there do we read about "the time of the Church's trouble?"  No?  Why not?  Because the entire Church age has been the time of the Church's trouble starting with Christians being fed to lions to all the martyr's and saints of Christ being subjected to the most vile treatment known to man up to the present day persecution of Christians throughout the world in every country of the world including America.

We were told to pray for escape because there is an escape from what is coming.

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

We were given Noah and Lot as examples:

Luke 17:26And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

Did Noah escape all that was about to happen to him?  Yes
Did Lot escape all that was about to happen to him?  Yes

(And they both did it with their families by the way)

So too we are told to pray for escape.  Those who preach and teach that there is no escape from all that is coming are probably right concerning themselves, but not us.  They preach that somebody has to be in the tribulation to convert others etc.  What better people to do it than those who preach it!  (this is just my opinion) but what is not opinion is the Lord blesses and rewards people according to their faith and/or belief.  What we believe or do not believe matters!

Matt 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

The time of transition is upon us, it is right at the door.  Starting this year the economy will begin its final descent into oblivion.  What will arise out of the economic ashes will be a system that includes the mark of the beast to be able to buy or sell anything.

We have a hope based on the New Testament promise of Old Testament fact.  Noah and Lot escaped all of what was about to happen to them.  Let us pray as obedient children in accordance with the command given to us by our Lord through the Holy Spirit:

36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

grace and peace