Many Christians around the country are stocking canned goods in the pantry, putting money in their safes instead of the bank, and looking carefully at national and global political and economic movements.
Why? One word: The Shemitah.
New York Times best-selling author Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has written a book, The Mystery of the Shemitah, that outlines an Old Testament pattern of God's judgment on Israel that Cahn believes is still applied to America--since she was founded as a nation devoted to God, like Israel.
The Biblical Shemitah is based on God's social and economic system to wipe out personal debts every seven years. It was intended to be a gracious pillar of Israel's community. However, since Israel most often did not follow God's law, the Shemitah became a source of judgment that would occur approximately every 7 years.
Just like America.
What's chilling is that America has received major shakings every 7 years this millennium. According to Charisma News, Cahn "noted a pattern of judgments at seven-year intervals in September 2001 and 2008 marked by the greatest crashes in Wall Street history, up to that time. The first occurred on Sept. 17, 2001, just a few days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the second occurred on Sept. 29, 2008. Both occurred on the biblical day of Elul 29, the very day appointed to wipe out the financial accounts of a nation. The next one occurs on Sept. 13."
Cahn says, "For years, financial observers have been mystified why it is that all the greatest crashes tend to take place the same time of year. When is it? September to October. What if we take the greatest crashes in history. Do any of them take place at the end of the seven-year cycle of the Shemitah at the time of the wipeout and the answer is, 'Yes.' Every single one of them does. And the thing is the phenomenon is increasing. It's intensifying."
The prophecy is being fulfilled.
Spoken months before the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage and the subsequent persecution of Christians that has followed, Cahn said, "It is no accident. The Bible says woe to those who call evil good and good evil. It is no accident that at the same time the nation is calling evil good, it's calling good—like you, like believers—evil. What's happening now is you're hearing more and more of Christians being persecuted for simply trying to stay true to their faith. Everything is coming to a head."
Many Christians around the country have gotten word of this book and are taking note--not sure of what's to come but very wary. What do you think? Do you think the current climate in our country is cause for concern? Let us know what YOU think in the Comments! Thank you!