Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What Else Is The Shemitah Telling Us?

What do we know?

1.  The Shemitah (a 7 year period) is about to complete this September
2.  A Jubilee will start at the end of the Shemitah in Sept and run for one year (Sept/Oct 2015-Sept/Oct 2016)
3.  A New Shemitah (a 7 year period) will start in fall 2016.

What can we speculate?

We can do alot of speculating about #3 up there, that next 7 year period.  Interesting that it comes off of a Jubilee year (forgiveness of debts, time to reset/restart a life, etc).  Adding to the interest in this next set of 7 years are Joseph's cows that appeared at the beginning of this Shemitah year.  One 7, the prosperous set of years is about to complete leaving the lean 7 yet to come (that was the original pattern (Genesis 41).

Who knows if anything drastic is going to take place this fall.  Cycle changes (summer to fall, fall to winter etc) dont necessarily come in or go out with a bang.  We have an entire intermediate year (Jubilee) for the cycles to switch gears.  The Lord told us specifically that we would not know the day or hour of His return.  That promotes holiness in daily living, not complacency.  If we do not know the day we have to be ready every day, thats the entire point.

We do not know the day or hour but the setup we see before us certainly suggests that the season may be here.

Keep the faith, watch in prayer.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ