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BOOK BY 'HARBINGER' AUTHOR NOW POSITS NEW PROPHECY OF TRANSFORMATION,
A notion in Catholic Marian and charismatic circles that
great turmoil looms is a notion shared by many evangelicals and other
non-Catholic Christians, who focus their attention on Israel and biblical
theories linking future events with things like "blood moons" (one of
which occurs tonight, 10/7/14).
They believe an unusual sequence this year and next of
lunar displays (the way light reflects off the moon during an eclipse)
serves as a harbinger for the start of events we too feel are someday in
the future, though we anticipate it differently (mainly, through the
When four blood moons occur in a set period of
time, it's technically known as a
"Tetrad," and the Tetrad now in progress will coincide with four Jewish
feast days, indicating to certain evangelicals a special time is at hand:
that as one preacher claims, "something is about to change."
"Four 'blood-red' total lunar eclipses will fall on
Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015, the same back-to-back occurrences at
the time of [tetrads in] 1492, 1949, and 1967," he argues. "Those three
dates were the most important in all of Israel's history!" It is not
lost on us that a blood moon rises as does a disease so closely associated
(Ebola) with blood.
There is also the idea of "shemitah."
That's a Hebrew word that means remission, and what it
comes down to, supposedly, is this: the Sabbath is not only a day but a year. Just as there are six days of work in a week and rest on
the seventh -- the Sabbath -- so also is their a mirroring of this but on
the scale of years: six years of regularity and the seventh year a time when
matters are disrupted or suspended: in some cases traumatically so (at least for
Money is wiped out. Ledgers are erased. Debts are
"forgiven." Fields lie fallow. There is no more ownership of
land. Sweeping transformation?
It's a thesis gaining special currency with the release of
a new book, The Mystery of the Shemitah, by the brilliant Jonathan Cahn, who
wrote the huge, bestselling book, The Harbinger (detailing
incredible coincidences tied to biblical mysticism and September 11).
The last shemitah: 2008, when the bottom fell out at
Bear, Stearns, then Lehmann Brothers, then the rest of the country.
Seven years from 2008 brings us to 2015, or thereabouts.
How much credence to put into
such abstruse calculus?
We are open to considering many things in a time when many
things are mysterious. A "3,000-year-old mystery," as the publisher hypes it?
And we will say this: Cahn's dissection of the hidden
symbols behind 9/11 was extraordinary -- inspired. Now, this idea of
shemitah. "Over half of the greatest point crashes in Wall Street
history are joined to the biblical Year of Remission," asserts the author.
"An incredible sixty percent of the ten greatest crashes take place
either with the Shemitah or in its wake."
Well, okay; point crashes. But, one may argue, points aren't what they used
to be; the stock market is vastly higher than before; what about
percentage crashes? In some cases, they also hold up.
Anyway, Cahn, a
Hebrew Christian rabbi, argues that the original Hebrew commands every
creditor to make a shemitah in places
such as Deuteronomy 15. The term shemitah is often translated, he tells us, as "the
release" or as we said a remission. The English word "remission" is defined as
"the cancellation or reduction of a debt or penalty."
We're not quite sure whether the crash of 2008 wiped out debt -- or, rather,
wiped out folks because of their debt. But it did level the
financial playing field (until the government propped up the economy
artificially). The fields were fallow.
That prop is indeed going to give way some day -- and
perhaps sooner rather than later.
One shemitah started in the year 2000, says Cahn, and
reached its climax in September of 2001. The next one was seven years
later. This is a great read, for those interested in
biblical prophecy or finances.
We found of most interest the intriguing discussion of
"towers" and the spiritual implications of them in the Old
"What are the signs of a nation in danger of judgment?"
asks Cahn. "One of the classic biblical signs of national judgment is
this: Years before the destruction falls, a warning is given. The nation's
hedge of protection is removed. Its borders and national security are
breached. An enemy is allowed to strike into the land. The strike is
contained, limited in time and scope. It is a shaking, a wake-up call, an
alarm -- the first massive warning of judgment. The nation is then given a
grace period to either turn back to God or to continue on its course and
head to destruction -- the first harbinger."
That harbinger, posits
Cahn, was 9/11. It was followed by a collapse on Wall Street on
September 17, 2001 (when the market plunged 684 points). Did we turn back
to God? Seven years later came another plunge and the Great Recession.
Did we turn back to God? Or simply defy our
"When one takes in the magnitude of the phenomenon, it
becomes beyond stunning," says Cahn. "It is an ancient mystery that had to
have determined not only the exact timing of the two greatest stock market
crashes in world history but also the timing of 9/11 itself, to name just
one of the events necessary to the manifestation. All these events have
impacted and altered the course of America and world history. And yet
behind them lies a mystery ordained from ancient times."
For your contemplation.
"You may be interested in the Catholic connection to
Jonathan Cahn's book," wrote a viewer named Jeannie. "Mid-shemitah year on
March 18 is the feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. Note: the blood moon,
solar eclipse, and so forth at this time. St. Cyril saw (as did all of
Jerusalem) a Cross in the sky. Also the shemitah ends on September 13, the
day before the Exaltation of the Cross. As you know, Mary has messages
many times about this sign to be seen by everyone. Mary also said when 'things'
happen we will know why she chose the thirteenth to appear. Food for
thought and prayer."
We are starting "Special Reports" at this website to add to
our regular features on such matters.
Back to Cahn: Only two stock market collapses in this
millennia, he points out, have borne the title of "the greatest stock
market point crash in history," and both occurred on the culminating day
of the shemitah (on the biblical calendar).
Whew! A cycle of 2,569 days? Not sure God plays the
numbers. Not sure He does not. There is a book of Numbers. But
that's another issue.
Seven. Something about that number.
Also: something about the name of that place, right there
at Wall Street, near Federal Hall, which figured into 9/11: The World Trade Center.
"In the fall of ancient Israel the nation
decided it could rewrite morality and change what was good and evil, sin
and righteousness -- so too America," writes Cahn. "What had once been
recognized as right was now attacked as evil, and what had once been
recognized as sin was now celebrated as a virtue. Morals, standards, and
values that had undergirded not only the nation's foundation, but also the
foundation of Western civilization and civilization itself, were
increasingly overturned, overruled, and discarded. And those who would not
go along with the change -- who merely continued to uphold that which had
once been universally upheld -- were now increasingly marginalized,
vilified, condemned by the culture and state, and persecuted. The nation's
moral descent had now reached the point where the government was seeking
to force those who held to God's Word to go against the Word, punishing
with fines, damages, and condemnation."
The Mystery of
the Shemitah and
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[Note: photo above left
of angel cloud with trumpet was seen over the western sky in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK. It is the route that passenger planes
take from Heathrow London to the United States of America. Said the viewer
who sent it: "You are able to see the trails left by the planes. To me it
resembles an angel blowing a trumpet? Could it be a warning to the west to
turn back to GOD? May GOD bless you all at Spirit Daily and GOD bless
America and it's people."
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