Wall Street and the Shemitah
Should we be worried about September 13, 2015?
By Jim Allen
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If we are in the season, then the days of grace are far spent and the sky over Wall Street is growing darker by the hour. Some say America will never repent as in evidence by its long standing disregard for the holy things of God. (Psalm 9:17).
Will God no longer pour out grace upon this land? Will He no longer crown this nation's "good" with brotherhood from sea to shining sea? Can God bless a nation that embraces evil and hates good? Can God protect a nation that exists entirely to glory in its shame (Philippians 3:19)?
The burden of an unknown tomorrow belongs to those who choose their own path in life. They alone must carry within the weight of their iniquity and fear of not knowing what's next. For us, God makes the end known from the beginning. (Isaiah 46:10) Shemitah or no Shemitah, we alone carry within the life of Christ with a known tomorrow overflowing with unending promises.
Of all that God purposed in His heart for redeeming humanity, He resolved that the footsteps of Jesus in Galilee would never be in vain. About these Galilean footsteps Vince Aquilino writes,
We are living in the period of history that the Jewish rabbis call the "Footsteps of the Messiah." We can hear His approaching footsteps as the time of Jesus' return draws near. (Source)The beloved and talented Bill Gaither (inspired by his love for Jesus and his soon return) wrote a hymn entitled "Because He Lives." This song fills the heart with blessed assurances leaving no room for fear. One of my favorite parts from this melodious hymn is, "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow...all fear is gone...and life is worth the living!" (Matthew 6:34). (Source)
Should we worry? (Philippians 4:6) Dare we ignore the signs (Luke 21:36)? Even though the Shemitah theory about Wall Street may prove uneventful in 2015, the remaining end-time signs are still in play and we are to keep watch.
In closing, these modern-day predictions are just that, a theory. But, theories like dreams sometimes come true.
*A Shemitah (also spelled Shmittah and Shemittah) is a seven-year cycle. A Shemitah year (also known as a Sabbatical Year) is the last year in the cycle. Shemitah is a term announcing release of debt or suspension of labor every seven years. For those obeying God, it is a blessing and release from debt, a heavy burden. For those disobeying God, it's a curse and call for payment of debt or the wiping out of accounts.
A Shemitah is associated with finance. According to Rabbi Cahn, the last two Shmittahs and this current Shmittah (2014 through 2015) are said to be related to the financial markets here in America. He wrote:
2001 - The World Trade Center buildings (the symbols of America's economic strength) are destroyed by an Islamic terrorist attack. One week later Wall Street has one of its greatest collapses on the last day of the Jewish Shmittah Year.Note: Above list is from Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's book The Mystery of the Shmittah.
2008 - Exactly seven years later, Wall Street suffers its largest decline. America is now the world's largest debtor nation.
2014-2015 - In Sept of 2014 we start a new Shmittah Year. This happens in connection with a Tetrad of 4 Blood Moons which all occurred on Jewish feast days. As the United States has turn away from God and endorsed many sins, it is very possible that God's judgment will fall on America during this year of the Shmittah." (Source)
The current Shemitah (or last year in the seven-year cycle) runs from September 2014 to September 2015; and then, a new seven-year cycle begins. Some suggest the next Shemitah could be the Tribulation, also on a seven-year cycle.
Rabbi Cahn does not speculate on what might transpire in the US economy during the Shemitah year ending on September 13, 2015; however, he does believe that it warrants close observation to see if the pattern begun after 9/11 continues.**Rabbi Cahn is a believer and Bible teacher also widely known for another book entitled, The Harbinger.
While he acknowledges that the US is not under the Mosaic Law, he asserts that the Shemitah can serve as a sign of judgment on a nation that has rejected God." (Source)
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