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One might consider taking an extended vacation somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere as we approach the 'Fall of 2015'. I'm not kidding.
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "'Come out of her, my people,' so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities"... [Revelation 18:4-5]
It seems like all the prognosticating I've been doing for the past couple decades is coming to a head. I fear that soon the nukes will fly and my glorious return will be at hand. Hallelujah? I hardly think so, but I am that I am, and it is what it is. How our Creator is going to make HIS-story work out remains to be seen, but I do have faith everything will make sense in the End. Hopefully by posting this blog with "dates", any chance of an Apocalypse in the near future will be nullified since: ""But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." [Matthew 24:36]
I've been meaning to blog this final warning for some time, but I just can't come up with the right thoughts and words. Honestly, I'm utterly sick of thinking about the 'Apocalypse' and how I'm 'Jesus Christ returned'. I've done my best to delude myself from this reality with booze and the like, but that has only made my life an ever deeper rat hole.
Back in April 2012 I wrote an important blog dubbed "Jonathan Cahn: The Harbinger" in which I pointed out an intriguing relationship between Jewish "Shemitahs" ("Sabbatical" years), which repeat every 7 years, and cycles in the economy and history in general.
I especially noted how the market crashed by 7% on Elul 29, the last day of the year on the Hebrew calendar, in the last two Shemitah years that ended September 17, 2001 and September 29, 2008, respectively - an extraordinarily improbable "coincidence". Impressively, on 9/29/08 the DJIA closed down 777.7 points, the largest point drop in history to-date and a seeming exclamation point on the relevance of the Shemitah and God's number seven:
Elul 29 in Shemitah years is relevant because this is the day on which debts are to be forgiven according to biblical scriptures.
Personal debts are considered forgiven at sunset on 29 Elul. Since this aspect of shmita is not dependent on the land, it applies to Jews both in Israel and elsewhere. [Wiki]Apparently Jewish Pastor Jonathan Cahn came across my April 2012 blog and was sufficiently inspired by the phenomenon that he wrote a book about it: The Mystery of the Shemitah: The 3,000-Year-Old Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future, the World's Future, and Your Future!. [That Cahn failed to credit me is of little surprise since I claim to be Jesus Christ reincarnated, and I seriously doubt Jonathan will recognize and accept who he himself may be, i.e., John the Baptist reincarnated.]
So what about the current historical juncture?
We are now in the midst of another Shemitah year on the Hebrew calendar and it set to end on September 13th, i.e., 9/13/15 is the next Elul 29 marking the end of the current Jewish Sabbatical year.
Does this mean the stock market is going to drop 7% again?
Maybe, but I think there might be a little more to the Shemitah this time around. After all, what point is the Author of our story seeking to make by highlighting the Shemitah and number seven in recent history?
As I read the current situation, there truly is God the Creator and, for whatever reason, the traditional 'seven-day' work week schedule is important to Him.
The Ten Commandments state (Exodus 20:8):
Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it. Six days shall you work and perform all of your labors. And on the seventh day, which is the Sabbath day unto the Lord your God, you shall do no work... For in six days God made the heavens and the earth, the oceans and all therein, and He rested on the seventh day. Therefore God hath blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it. [Wiki]Now bear in mind the following from 2 Peter 3:8, "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day."
More from Wikipedia:
According to classical Jewish sources, the Hebrew year 6000 (Gregorian year 2239) marks the latest time for the initiation of the Messianic Age. The Talmud, the Midrash, and the Kabbalistic work, the Zohar, state that the 'deadline' by which the Messiah must appear is 6,000 years from creation. According to tradition, the Hebrew calendar started at the time of Creation, placed at 3761 BC. The current (2014/2015) Hebrew year is 5775.
The belief that the seventh millennium will correspond to the Messianic Age is founded upon a universalized application of the concept of Shabbat—the 7th day of the week—the sanctified 'day of rest'.
This tradition maintains that each day of the week corresponds to one thousand years of creation. Just as the six days of the workweek culminate in the sanctified seventh day of Shabbat, so too will the six millennia of creation culminate in the sanctified seventh millennium (Hebrew years 6000–7000)—the Messianic Age.
Just as Shabbat is the sanctified 'day of rest' and peace, a time representing joyful satisfaction with the labors completed within the previous 6 days, so too the seventh millennium will correspond to a universal 'day of rest' and peace, a time of 'completeness' of the 'work' performed in the previous six millennia.
The Talmud also draws parallels between the Shmita (Sabbatical) year and the seventh millennium: For six 'years', or millennia, the earth will be worked, whilst during the seventh 'year', or millennium, the world will remain 'fallow', in a state of 'rest' and universal peace.Do you understand what I'm getting at with this line of reasoning?
The divine will of our Creator in human history is in accord with the seven-day work week pattern, i.e., there has been six millenniums of work and now a millennial Sabbath 'day of rest' is due....the prophetic "Messianic Age". One can surmise that the Messianic Age is near at-hand given that, if you believe me, the Messiah is already here.
For the past ~6000 years man has effectively been doing God's work in the world in terms of discovering and developing the know-how and infrastructure to establish a harmonious Kingdom of God on earth. The rise of Western Civilization and modern "Capitalist" period has involved exponentially accelerated learning and adoption of technologies so that people can efficiently take care of one another. (In market competition, individuals and firms are competing to better serve and/or produce for each other, i.e., people are systematically learning how to better care for one another.)
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased." Daniel 12:4In other words, wittingly or not, over the last six millenniums mankind has been gathering the information, ingredients and parts for a global "Kingdom of God".
Of course, this begs the question: How will the "parts" of the Kingdom be put together?
Obviously this is something I've been trying to warn about in my blog for the past five years.
As the Kremlin sees it, the coming global kingdom will be Russia's (under)handiwork and will be established through brute thermonuclear force.
This, I'm afraid, is why the apocalyptic world war depicted in the Bible's Book of Revelation will occur. After all, how could the current powers-that-be ever release control over the world's resources to allow the establishment of a global society? How could all the world's debts be released in accordance with the Shemitah to open the way for God's Kingdom on earth?
Even if modern Moscow is some sort of Third Rome (read: Third Reich), the problem is that, as I see it, the divinely planned "Kingdom" of God IS NOT MEANT TO BE A TYRANNICAL MONARCHY TO SERVE SOME KREMLIN CZAR!
My "meaning", following my incarnation as Jesus of Nazareth 2000 years ago, was misconstrued by Constantine and the Roman Empire in the Fourth Century in order to suit the purpose of popular control. However, tyranny is contrary to my spirit.
I believe it's telltale that Washington D.C. lies at the nexus of VIRGINia and MARYland.
This is because the form of government CONCEIVED by God for HIS/MY KINGdom is a constitutional democratic republic as envisioned by America's Founding Fathers. After all, this is why Jay Christ originates from the Constitution State in the United States of America and carries the surname "Adams".
Thus, the form God's Kingdom will ultimately take is dependent upon the people of this world rising up and overthrowing the tyrannical global dystopia planned by Russia, China and the Islamic nations who will subjugate this world in the name of religion, esp. Christianity and Islam. This is a TOTAL LIE I refer to as THEOFASCISM. What I'm attempting to do here is plant the seeds for a global democratic revolution before the despotic worldwide 'Evil Empire' is even established.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years." [Genesis 1:14]
“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” [Luke 21:25-28]
A Once in Two Millennial Event!
As explained in my Master's Thesis on "Manic-Depressive Man" and repeatedly highlighted in this blog, there is a seasonal tendency for "panics" to occur in mass mood during late-Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar which is usually October on the Gregorian calendar. Typically these waves of collective fear show up on Wall Street in the form of financial panics.
With the September 28th lunar eclipse, the world will be in the midst of a "Puetz eclipse crash window".
"Puetz attempted to discover if eclipses and market crashes were somehow connected. Without discussing our own opinion on the potential connection between astronomical configurations and market timing, let's simply relate to you the basic findings discussed by Puetz. He emphasized that he is not contending that full moons close to solar eclipses cause market crashes. But he does conclude that a full moon in general and a lunar (eclipse) full moon close to solar eclipses, in particular, seem to be the triggering device that allows for the rapid transformation of investor psychology from manic greed to paranoia. He asks what the odds are that eight of the greatest market crashes in history would accidentally fall within a time period of six days before to three days after a full moon that occurred within six weeks of a solar eclipse? His answer is that for all eight crashes to accidentally fall within the required intervals would be .23 raised to the eighth power less than one chance in 127,000."
". . .Puetz) used eight previous crashes in various markets from the Holland Tulip Mania in 1637 through the Tokyo crash in 1990. He noted that market crashes tend to be lumped near the full moons that are also lunar eclipses. In fact, he states, the greatest number of crashes start after the first full moon after a solar eclipse when that full moon is also a lunar eclipse . . Once the panic starts, Puetz notes, it generally lasts from two to four weeks. The tendency has been for the markets to peak a few days ahead of the full moon, move flat to slightly lower --waiting for the full moon to pass. Then on the day of the full moon or slightly after, the brunt of the crash hits the marketplace."
What form might any approaching panic take?
"....the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." - George Washington, First Inaugural Address, New York City, April 30, 1789
Jonathan Edwards: "The Final Judgment"
"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn
“Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” -William Penn
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The sabbath year, in Hebrew shmita (Hebrew: שמיטה, literally "release"), also called the Sabbatical Year, is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel, and still observed in contemporary Judaism.
During Shmita, the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity (including plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting) is forbidden by Torah law. Other cultivation techniques (such as watering, fertilizing, weeding, spraying, trimming and mowing) may be performed as a preventative measure only, not to improve the growth of trees or plants. Additionally, any fruits which grow of their own accord are deemed hefker (ownerless) and may be picked by anyone. A variety of laws also apply to the sale, consumption and disposal of Shmita produce. A second aspect of Shmita concerns debts and loans. When the Shmita year ends, personal debts which are due during that year are considered nullified and forgiven. The Book of Leviticus promises bountiful harvests to those who observe the shmita and makes observance a test of religious faith.
History as His Story
Covenant theology presents the Bible’s own framework for salvation, because like the Bible it unfolds the person and work of Jesus Christ. When Paul wrote, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him” (2 Cor. 1:20), he was pointing to God’s covenant promises. What has God promised as His gift of grace? The answer is found in His covenants, which offer life, preservation, a land of promise, a glorious people, a ministering priest, a righteous king, and an atoning lamb. These promises are all Yes and Amen only as we trust in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ of the covenants. The Bible history taught by covenant theology is truly His story, so that we might find the fullness of God’s grace in Jesus Christ alone.
- Redemptive History by Richard Phillips