As always Jonathan Cahn has written a most thought provoking, intriguing book! I was not very familiar with the Shemitah honestly prior to reading this. But having the chance to review it I can not believe all that I* have learned from this book. It is uncanny, it is something that is only explained as God, how it has occurred so often in the past. The markings of it throughout history. I have recently been digging more and more into the Old Testament. Seeking the old ways for my family. The Biblical Sabbaths and the Jubilee cycles and how they are His calling for repentance, for greater faith and at the same time greater rest. The author, makes such a compelling case as to how, through history, these have been calls God makes to those who He wants to turn back to Him and surely we are living in a time where there is a greater need than ever before for people to truly seek Him with ALL of the heart and mind and soul. There is so much detail within these pages; historical notes that just can not be disputed. The evidence is there and it is so clear. Certainly we need to watch and be ready. God does not change. And as we read, as the case is laid out before us we see how: How the Great Depression and other economic events fit into the Shemitah. Read and see the five great economic crashes of the last 40 years – 1973, 1980, 1987, 2001 and 2008 – have all occurred in Shemitah years – those God set apart as sabbath years.
How the pattern of sevens predicted 9/11 to the exact hour
How the World Trade Center was conceived, started, finished, and destroyed in Shemitah years
How the rise—and possibly the fall—of America can be linked to the year of the Shemitah
These things are there. The facts are there. Everyone needs to read this and consider the possibilities.
Cahn basically states that, “America is progressing toward God’s judgment.”
According to the Bible, the Shemitah year was set aside as a blessing for the nation of Israel; just as the weekly Sabbaths, the Shemitah year was to be a time of rest for the land and for the agricultural society. No sowing and reaping. A time of trust, that God would provide miraculously for the people, just as He did during the Exodus.
Leviticus 25:4 says: “But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the Lord: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.”
Cahn points out that if the Shemitah was not observed, it would basically become a curse, as described in Leviticus chapter 25 and he says that’s exactly what happened, in 586 B.C., a Shemitah year. The year when the Temple fell and Judah went into captivity in Babylon for 70 years. “The Mystery of the Shemitah” comes out just before the next Shemitah cycle begins Sept. 25, 2014 – ending Sept. 13, 2015.
Cahn explains the Shemitah can have several meanings from that of “release” (in ancient Israel debts were canceled and land returned to its original owners at this time) or it can mean “to fall, to collapse, to shake,” he says.
We certainly do have much to consider. As I said before, time to get ready. Jesus is coming soon!
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14