Thursday, July 30, 2015

Follow-Up on the 9th of Av - Temple Institute's Incredible Message Part 1

I wanted to come back to the topic of the 9th of Av to make one correction and also give some new information:   (Tweet that!

NEW: Another exciting announcement from The Temple Institute.

First the correction: I posted previously that the 9th of Av would correspond to the 25th of July on our calendar. So I was surprised when I received a newsletter from The Temple Institute on Sunday, July 26th, with the date at the top as the 9th of Av. Here's how the date read:

Av 9, 5775/July 26, 2015

I'm not completely sure, but perhaps my mistake came in seeing the 9th of Av on my Biblical calendar on July 25th when the 9th of Av really started at sundown on July 25th. Does that make sense? Then the 9th of Av would have run through sundown on July 26th. That's my best guess at what happened at this point.

Secondly, that newsletter I received from The Temple Institute which came on Sunday held some amazing news. You can sign up for the Temple Institute's newsletter on their site, but for those who haven't seen it I'll pass on their incredible message.

The subject line read:

"The Third Holy Temple Plans have Begun"

I've followed the work of The Temple Institute for many years. I've written about their work to prepare the various items, such as the Lampstand and the Table of Shewbread, needed for the Temple to function. I've watched from afar the preparation for the Temple to be rebuilt. I’ve also watched in amazement as it appears Bible prophecies to rebuild the Temple seem to be setting up to be fulfilled.

And yet…

…to see that announcement put in concrete terms in the subject line of a Jewish organization located in Jerusalem felt stunning.  (Tweet that!

The opening of their message contains familiar information if you've been reading my posts about the 9th of Av. See how much you've learned? (If you've missed those posts, see Related Articles below). Here's how the Temple Institute opened their announcement:   (Tweet that!

Today, the Ninth of Av, the solemn day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples, the Temple Institute has released a modern three-dimensional architectural rendition of the future Third Holy Temple utilizing the latest building material and techniques. The three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halachic solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans. As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels. 

I'm including the three-minute video the message references below. (Tweet that!

But first let me say that you should treasure this experience of being taken inside the Temple. If the Temple were standing in real life, neither you nor I would be allowed to take this tour. Many Christians may think of the Temple much like our churches, where we welcome visitors to come inside and worship. (Tweet that!

However the Temple in Jerusalem is different! No one is allowed inside except the Jewish priests sent in to tend to the Temple items inside. Furthermore, even they are not allowed in the back 1/3 of the Temple, which is the Holy of Holies. The only person allowed to enter there is the High Priest, and then he may only enter once per year on the Day of Atonement (an annual observance which is coming up this fall).

I want to watch this video over and over again! I want to pause it, study it. There's so much to learn here.

But I want to mention one thing: A couple of times you will see the big, reddish "wall" with the two golden winged beings facing each other. This the Curtain that separates the front 2/3s of the Temple, the Holy Place, from the back 1/3, the Most Holy Place of the Holy of Holies. In this video we stop at the Curtain and do not enter the Holy of Holies. This video is called "Stage One: The Sanctuary" which refers to the front 2/3s of the Temple.

The inside of the Temple represents that holy place where the Living God resides. What I mean by that is, like the Temple, no one may enter His presence except by the blood of the Lamb, the Sacrifice. (Tweet that!)

Anyone who enters in any other way is to receive the death penalty.

Ponder that as you enter the Sanctuary via watching this video…

"The Third Holy Temple Plans have Begun"
"Stage One: The Sanctuary"

The LORD Jesus Christ actually personifies the Holy Temple in the Bible which is to stand in Jerusalem. Another way to say that is the Temple pictures the ministry of the LORD Jesus. We'll have to discuss that another time soon.

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What it is, When it is, and Why it's Important in Light of Bible Prophecy

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Special Announcement! New E-book Releasing Soon: "THE SHEMITAH" -- Pre-Order Now!

The Shemitah
Book 1 in the "Best of Bible Prophecies
Fulfilled Blog Series"
In the previous post last Saturday I told you in this post today I would announce here on the blog my new project that has me very excited. Thank you for coming to see what's up.

I'm very excited to announce I'm creating three Kindle e-books which compile a large part of the information on this Bible Prophecies Fulfilled blog. (Tweet that!) The first e-book is The Shemitah: What it is, When it is, and Why it's Important in Light of Bible Prophecy.

This first e-book will release in the next couple weeks, but it just became available for pre-order and you can pre-order it right now here: The Shemitah.           (Tweet that!)

 While I love the immediacy of having this blog to share important information to a large audience, having all this information only on a blog presents certain challenges. You can find the information on a certain topic, such as the Shemitah, by following links, clicking on labels, and using the search box, but it also can get confusing following link after link after link.

Wouldn't it be nice to have all that information compiled in one place that you can have and keep to reference as you need it? (Tweet that!) And wouldn't it be really nice to have all this information in a logical order for easy access? And wouldn't it be really, really nice to have all this information at your fingertips so you can easily share it with other people? That's exactly what I'm doing in these e-books.

The short chapters in the e-books will be posts taken directly from this blog. That is why I'm calling this series of e-books the "Best of Bible Prophecies Fulfilled Blog Series." (Tweet that!) Each chapter will also include links to the posts on this blog.

But that's not all!

Each "Best of Bible Prophecies Fulfilled Blog" e-book will also have a Bonus. This first e-book, The Shemitah, will have two Bonuses:

  • Bonus #1: How the Jewish Calendar Works 
  • Bonus #2: The 9th of Av

But that's not all!

Each e-book will also have brand new material I created just for that book:

Now you can have a guide to help you share all you've learned with others, whether with a friend, your family, a Sunday school class, a Bible study group, or another individual or group.

Another reason to compile this information into e-books is because not everyone reads blogs. Whether they don't follow blogs, don't have the time to visit a blog regularly, or even aren't on the Internet that much, I meet people all the time who are interested in these topics but do not, for a variety of reasons, want to get it from a blog. Compiling this information into a different format will make it conveniently accessible to many more interested people. I can reach a whole new audience! (Tweet that!)

If you want this new e-book delivered to your Kindle reader (or another device with the free Kindle app), please pre-order your copy of The Shemitah right now:

Only $2.99

The other two e-books coming in the series are not quite ready for pre-ordering yet. I'm working hard to get them ready for release. The other two books will be:

  • The Four Blood Moons  (releasing next for pre-order)
  • The 7 Feasts of the LORD  (releasing soon for pre-order)

When the next book is ready, I'll announce it here on the blog. You, my loyal readers of this blog, should be the first to know! Or, you can watch for updates and release dates on Dianne's Amazon Author Page.

These e-books are exclusive to Amazon's Kindle format. No Kindle? No problem! You can make your device your Kindle reader through that link right there.

You can pre-order the first e-book right now and get it as soon as it's ready to be delivered. Please note the release date showing on Amazon will be moved up to release sooner as soon as all the details  are prepared and the e-book is ready to publish.

Also, check out the new Page on this blog using the menu tab above at the top or linked here. On this new Page you can learn more about these new e-books:

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jonathan Cahn: Is America's Day of Reckoning Less Than 60 Days Away?

Author and Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
Today is the 9th of Av, an important date on the Jewish calendar which we've discussed here on the blog. (See Related Articles at the bottom of this post.)

Having already taught about the 9th of Av, and not knowing what, if anything, might happen concerning Israel today, I wasn't sure what to share for today's post.

Two weeks ago, published a major article regarding the upcoming Shemitah, and it seems fitting to share that with you today. (Tweet that!)

On July 12, posted an exclusive interview article with author and Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn. (Tweet that!)  We've talked about Mr. Cahn on this blog and I've shared bits of his work from his books The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah.

When the article posted on July 12th, we were about 60 days out from the Shemitah coming this September 13, 2015. Obviously now we are closer to that event – only 7 weeks away. (Tweet that!)

You really should hop over to WND and read the whole article: America's Day of Reckoning Just 60 Days Away? by Leo Hohmann.

But of course I can't resist sharing a few bites of the article here to whet your curiosity. Here's part of the opening:

This year on Sept. 13, the Shemitah reaches its peak on the last day on the Hebrew calendar, Elul 29, known as the "day of nullification." All debt and credit were to be wiped away on this day as described by author Jonathan Cahn in his New York-Times bestseller, "The Mystery of the Shemitah," published in September 2014. 
But the Shemitah can be a game-changer not only for economies and stock markets but also in geopolitics. 

Jonathan Cahn says that the Shemitah shakes empires. (Tweet that!)  Here's a quote from him and more from the article:

"What we are watching now is a massive destabilization throughout the world – from ISIS, to the war in Syria, to the collapse of Greece, the collapse of the Chinese stock market, the destabilizing of the European Union, the issue of nuclear weapons and Iran, the moral and spiritual transformation of America, the deterioration of relations between America and Israel, and more," Cahn told WND. 
In the financial realm, the markets have been expanding since 2009. Cahn believes the Shemitah, if it follows its pattern of the past two seven-year cycles, will bring a shaking in the financial realm first.

And regarding recent events in the United States (Tweet that!):

"The Shemitah also can mean 'the fall.' And we are watching the greatest, most rapid moral and spiritual fall in American history," Cahn said.

Mr. Cahn went on to says this regarding the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision:

"This is a pivotal event with colossal ramifications, and one that draws America one step closer to judgment."

There are many more interesting comments from Jonathan Cahn in the article which you can read. Here is the conclusion of the article:

America is heading for judgment. Whether that judgment entails a stock market collapse, a collapse of the dollar, or something further down the road that is even worse, Cahn is also praying that the individual Christians that make up the body of Christ in America will get right with God and repent of their sins. 
For judgment always starts "in the house of the Lord."

Read more at America's Day of Reckoning Just 60 Days Away? by Leo Hohmann.

Are you ready for the Shemitah?

Do you have all the information you need about the Shemitah, which is coming in less than 60 days now? If you want or need more information, I'm working hard on a new, very exciting project. I believe this project will be a huge help you. It will put everything on this blog about the Shemitah, all the information I've gathered and posted her about the Shemitah, in one convenient place. This will make all this information more accessible to you. I plan to announce this project in my next post on Tuesday, so please come back for my exciting announcement then. Thank you.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

During 4th of July Phone Call from Russia's Putin to President Obama, Russian Bombers Off Coast of California and Alaska

Wikipedia File Photo
of Russian Tu-95 escorted by a Royal Air Force Typhoon.
Photo by U.K. Ministry of Defence
(Defence Images) 
via Wikimedia Commons
While Americans were celebrating Independence Day on the 4th of July, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned U.S. President Obama to wish him a happy July 4th.  While the two men were on the phone, Russian Tupolev bombers (which are capable of carrying nuclear bombs) were flying training missions off the coasts of Alaska and California, and U.S. Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept. (Tweet that!)

U.S. airspace was not breached. This is not the first time but actually happens regularly. Here are two articles detailing the July 4, 2015, incident:

What does Russian bombers near the United States' coast have to do with Bible prophecy? (Tweet that!) Here's two points about how this could possibly work into Bible prophecy:

  • The United States cannot specifically be identified in End Times prophecy in the Bible. This could mean either the U.S. no longer exists, or is at least irrelevant (not a major world power) during the End Times. Russia has been a major adversary of the U.S. since World War II. (Tweet that!)
  • Many Bible experts connect Russia with the nation or power to "the far north" of Israel called Gog in the Bible which attacks Israel. (See Ezekiel 38 – 39. An attack on Israel by Russia would be much more conceivable and more likely if the United States was not a world power...or no longer an ally of Israel. (Tweet that!)
Here's just a portion of that passage:
"Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.'" (Ezekiel 38:14-16)

Interesting fact about this blog: The majority of readers are from the United States, however readers from all over the world access this blog. After the U.S., one of the largest readerships is consistently from Russia. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What might happen on the "9th of Av" = July 25, 2015 - Part 3

El Shaddai Ministries Biblical Calendar
Every year has a 9th of Av. But something significant concerning Israel does not always happen on the 9th of Av. Why am I watching this year closely? (Tweet that!)

Because this year is different, special:
  • It is a Shemitah year.
Learn more about the Shemitah in this introduction.  Learn more in this recent series of posts about the Shemitah listed at the bottom of this page. (Tweet that!)
  • We are currently within the four "Blood Moon" total lunar eclipses with the last one ending the series coming this September.

But then again, all these things may be warnings of things yet to come next year. Or the next. (Tweet that!) And so maybe this is not the year for something bad to happen for Israel on the 9th of Av after all. History will tell.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What might happen on the "9th of Av" = July 25, 2015 - Part 2

El Shaddai Ministries Biblical Calendar
In the previous post we talked about what might happen concerning Israel on the 9th of Av, which is July 25, 2014.

Significant happenings in Israel on the 9th of Av in history include (Tweet this!):

  • Ten spies (not including Joshua and Caleb) gave a false report to Moses about the Promised Land causing the children of Israel to refuse to enter the Land (which is why Jews believe this day is cursed) 
  • The destruction of the first Temple, that is Solomon's Temple, on the  9th of Av in 586 B.C. 
  • The burning down and destruction of the second Temple, that is Herod's Temple, by the Romans on the 9th of Av in 70 A.D. 
  • King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Jews from Spain (as Columbus sailed) on the 9th of Av in 1492.
  • In 1941 on the 9th of Av Adolf Hitler signed papers for the "Final Solution" of the Jews. 
  • And on the 9th of Av in 1942 the "Final Solution" was implemented "as the first deportation of the Jews started from the Warsaw Ghetto with the extermination of the Jewish Warsaw Ghetto and the arrival of the first transport of [Jews] to the Treblinka concentration camp." (Source. )
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you may remember my posts teaching about the 9th of Av. (Tweet that!) You can review them here:
I know what you're thinking. Every year has a 9th of Av. Why do I think something significant concerning Israel might happen this year? (Tweet that!) I'll tell you in the next post.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

What might happen on the "9th of Av" = July 25, 2015 - Part 1

El Shaddai Ministries Biblical Calendar
Something significant concerning Israel may well happen on July 25, 2015.  (Tweet that!)

As I've studied the 9th of Av and what has happened in Jewish history on that date, it doesn't seem to be too wild to think something significant might happen concerning Israel on the 9th of Av this year. (Tweet that!)

This year the 9th of Av on the Jewish calendar corresponds to July 25, 2015, on our calendar. (Tweet that!) (Remember that a Jewish day actually begins at sundown the evening before, that would be July 24, and ends sundown which would be July 25.)

When I say something might happen concerning Israel on July 25, 2015, I am not thinking it will be something big and headline-grabbing, like the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, in the United States. (Tweet that!)

Rather, I'm thinking something that most people might not even know is going on, unless they are really paying attention. (Tweet that!) I'm basing this on previous happenings on the 9th of Av in history.

There were major events taking place, but I'm not sure most people in the world knew they were happening or would have recognized them as major events had they known of them:
  • Adolf Hitler signs some papers.
  • A train leaves the Warsaw Ghetto…
I'll list more of these 9th of Av happenings in history in the next post.

But today as I look around the world at what is happening, one thing that leaps out at me is the deal negotiated with Iran. It was signed by U.S. leaders early Tuesday morning, July 14, 2015.

That doesn't mean it's a done deal though. The U.S. Congress has 60 days to review the agreement. I'm not clear on what that means. "Review" is far different than "approve" or "vote down." So what if Congress "reviews" it? If Congress disapproves it, can that stop it?

Currently, as I write this, President Obama is saying he will veto anything that doesn't approve the deal.

Back in April news sources announced U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other world leaders had agreed to a framework for a peace deal.
At the end of my April 11, 2015, post I wondered this: 
Well I was off a little. The deal was made July 14, 2015, not July 25th – still 10 days until the 9th of Av, July 25th. God is never off even a little bit. His timing is always 100% perfect. Considering the 60-day review by Congress, that skips over the 9th of Av by a couple months.

Could there be something else concerning Israel that could occur on the 9th of Av this year that I'm not foreseeing? Or is this not the year?

In the next post we'll look at some of the occurrences concerning Israel that have happened in the past on the 9th of Av.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Breaking News: Temple Institute Announces Efforts to Raise a Pure Red Heifer in Israel

The Temple Institute announces plans to raise
a pure red heifer in Israel.
(Image source: The Temple Institute newsletter.)
Last week a friend shared with me a notice that The Temple Institute in Jerusalem was planning a major announcement on July 12th.

Here, in part, is the announcement that came via email:

Tammuz 25, 5775/July 12, 2015

After 2,000 years, with great thanks to the Almighty, we are pleased to announce: 
The Temple Institute is raising red heifers in Israel. For the first time in 2000 years, the restoration of Biblical purity is within reach... the prerequisite for building the Holy Temple. Click HERE to watch this video and learn how to participate in this historic project.  
The future is in our hands!

 Blessings from the holy city of Jerusalem,
 Rabbi Chaim Richman
The Temple Institute

The announcement included a fundraising link to raise the funds needed to accomplish this goal. More information is given on the fundraiser page. Here are a few pieces of information I found interesting:

What is a Red Heifer? 
The Red Heifer is a female cow, three years of age, with perfect consistency of a particular reddish hue, having not even two hairs of any other color. The heifer also may never be used for any type of labor, and must be totally blemish-free.  The ordinance of the para aduma, the Red Heifer, is found in the Torah, in the book of Numbers Chapter 19, and elucidated in the teachings of the Sages of Israel... 

Here's a bit more info:

What's the Difference Between an Ordinary Red Cow, and a Proper Red Heifer? 
Red cattle can be found throughout the world, and are not uncommon. However, raising a perfect red heifer in accordance with Biblical requirements for the fulfillment of the Numbers Ch. 19 commandment is a daunting task requiring advance planning, exacting preparation and constant supervision. In order for a heifer to be considered kosher for the Biblical use, it must literally be raised from birth under specific circumstances and in a controlled environment.  
The Project Has Begun: A Change in Conception 
In the past the people of Israel waited for the birth of a potential Red Heifer. But with Torah knowledge and advanced science, the Temple Institute has now begun to actively pursue this commandment.  For this unprecedented project, the Temple Institute has joined forces with an experienced cattle rancher here in Israel. This expert in the science of animal husbandry, under the halachic supervision and guidance of the rabbis of the Temple Institute, is utilizing the technique of implanting the frozen embryos of Red Angus cattle in Israeli domestic cattle.  The end result of this program will be the introduction of the Red Angus breed into Israel. This method, authorized and approved by Israel's Ministry of Agriculture, has already proven successful with the birth of a number of male Red Angus. The location and other details of the cattle ranch will remain undisclosed to the general public during the initial stages of the project. The Temple Institute will release periodic progress updates. 

And finally this is interesting because it differs from what I've always heard:

  • The appearance of a Red Heifer is miraculous...
  • A Red Heifer cannot be prepared without first obtaining the ashes of the original Red Heifer 
  • There is nothing miraculous about the birth of a red cow; they exist in plenty. But raising and preparing a heifer to be a potential candidate for fulfilling the Biblical commandment requires know-how:  halachic, scientific and animal husbandry expertise,  The Temple Institute's partnership with an expert Israeli cattleman represents the perfect synthesis of Torah knowledge and scientific expertise... and faith. A true religious-Zionist enterprise! ...
  • There is no halachic prerequisite that requires the original ashes
Finally, here is the short video included with the announcement:

I've written on this blog my understanding from what I've been taught about the red heifer in these Related Posts


Temple Institute announces plans to raise a #RedHeifer in #Israel. #Prophecy (Tweet that!)

Experts say ashes of original #RedHeifer are not required to purify the #Temple in Jerusalem! #EndTimes (Tweet that!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What Author Jonathan Cahn says about the Coming Shemitah Falling on a Sunday (Part 4)

In the previous three posts, we’ve been looking at the fact that the coming Shemitah will fall on a Sunday: September 13, 2015.

I’m not the only one who has noticed this. Jonathan Cahn, in his book The Mystery of the Shemitah, also talks about this and has some interesting thoughts to share. Let me share a few paragraphs:

The coming Shemitah [year] will end September 2015. Its final climactic day, Elul 29, the Day of Remission, will fall on Sunday, September 13. Since the stock markets are closed, this would preclude the beginning of a market collapse that day, inasmuch as America is concerned.

But there are other possibilities. While nothing has to take place on or around this time, if something were to happen, a collapse or calamity could take place just before or after that weekend, or both before and after. It could also take place within the larger Elul-Tishri period surrounding Elul 29. Another possibility is that of a trigger event that takes place outside the time of the markets’ openings that could bring about a market collapse—as in the case of 9/11. And there is the possibility of a calamity taking place beyond and apart from the financial and economic realms, and yet which causes the collapse of both these realms.

It is worthy to note that as it was in 2001, so it will be again in 2015—the last day the market will be open before Elul 29, the Day of Nullification, will be September 11.

(The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn, page 239.)

(Regarding his reference to “the larger Elul-Tishri period”: Tishri is the name of the first month of the year on the Jewish / Biblical calendar, so it follows the month of Elul.)

The Shemitah is both a day and a whole year. The Shemitah year starts on Tishri 1 and ends on Elul 29. For more on Elul 29, see my June 11, 2015, post "When is the Shemitah 2015?"


While nothing MUST take place on #September13, a collapse or calamity could take place before / after that weekend. (Tweet that!)

A possibility is a trigger event outside the #Stockmarkets' opening could bring a market collapse - like at #9/11. (Tweet that!)

Possibly a calamity apart from #financial & #economic realms causes the collapse of both realms. (Tweet that!)

As in 2001 so again in 2015: the last day the #stockmarket will be open before #Elul29 will be #September11. (Tweet that!)

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Importance to America of the Coming Shemitah Falling on a Sunday - Part 3

The Shemitah 2015 falls on
a Sunday: September 13th.
In the previous two posts, we've talked about the first two reasons why I was surprised when I discovered this coming Shemitah on September 13, 2015, is falling on a Sunday.

The first reason I found this surprising was because the American stock market, like many businesses, is closed on Sunday. And the major event on the past two Shemitahs was the falling of the stock market.

The second reason I found the next Shemitah falling on a Sunday surprising is because God absolutely scheduled it that way. So why would He do that… if the stock market is closed on Sundays? (Tweet that!)

That brings me to my third reason:

Reason #3: America is (still) known as a Christian nation and Christians worship on Sunday

Christians worship on Sunday. America is a Christian nation. It was founded on Christian principles. It was dedicated to God by Christians on its very first day of existence.

As a matter of fact, the reason many American businesses used to be closed – including the stock market – on Sundays is precisely because Christians worship on Sundays. I talked about this in my June 9, 2015, post about the Blue Laws: "Closed … for the Shemitah?" 

I've heard some American friends who visited Israel talk about how strange it felt for them to be in Israel and have all the businesses open and people working on Sunday. Well of course everything is open on Sunday in Israel. For them, the day of worship is Saturday.

Sunday is the first day of the week. Therefore it's the first day of the work-week also. That's normal in Israel. It just feels strange to Americans who are used to most people traditionally worshiping on Sundays.

I believe God scheduled this coming Shemitah to occur on Sunday on purpose. (Tweet that!) He scheduled it like this from the beginning of time. He knows His people who live in America will be in His house worshiping Him. (Tweet that!) I believe this pleases Him.

The world will be going about "business as usual," but God's obedient people will be in worship when the Lord's release, the Shemitah, falls. (Tweet that!)

As the Shemitah falls, what better place is there for us to be than in worship? Where else should we be but in the house of the LORD? (Tweet that!)

Where will you be on the Shemitah, on Sunday September 13, 2015? (Tweet that!) I know where I want to be.

In the next post we'll take a look of what author and teacher Jonathan Cahn has to say about the Shemitah falling on a Sunday. (Don't miss it. Sign up to get the next post by email by using the sign-up form in the top right.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Importance to America of the Coming Shemitah Falling on a Sunday - Part 2

The Shemitah 2015 falls on
a Sunday: September 13th.
In the previous post, Part 1, we talked about how this next coming Shemitah on September 13, 2015, falls on a Sunday and how that surprised me. The first reason I find that surprising is because the most notable events that have happened on the previous two Shemitahs was the fall of the stock market and yet the American stock market is closed on Sunday. 

But even though the Shemitah falling on a Sunday surprised me, it did not surprise God. (Tweet that!)

Reason #2: God knew it would be Sunday

When I discovered the Shemitah will fall on a Sunday, it really got me thinking. Why would God schedule the Shemitah to fall on a Sunday? (Tweet that!)

So if we're seeing a pattern develop, if God is teaching us, if we are to take what we learn and apply it so we can look forward and predict what might happen next, then having the Shemitah on a Sunday when the stock market is closed seems to throw a wrench into that whole process. (Tweet that!) Or He is stretching us to grasp the next point He wants to make.

But nevertheless, when you really think about it, God must have scheduled it like this on purpose. Why do I say that? Because the God of the universe can do that. He is able. He can look that far forward in time and perfectly schedule out when everything will occur.

So this coming Shemitah falling on a Sunday is certainly no coincidence. It was perfectly planned and scheduled. So what might God be telling us? (Tweet that!) I have some ideas I'll share in the next post.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Off for the 4th of July!

We're taking today off to observe and enjoy the 4th of July here in America.

Please come again on Tuesday for the next post in our continuing series on America and the Shemitah.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Importance to America of the Coming Shemitah Falling on a Sunday - Part 1

The Shemitah 2015 falls on
a Sunday: September 13th.
It has not escaped my notice that this coming Shemitah falls on Sunday. This surprised me for at least three reasons. But then it also got me thinking: Could this next Shemitah falling on a Sunday hold special importance for America? (Tweet that!)

Reason #1: The American Stock Market is not open on Sunday

When I looked at the calendar and saw that the Shemitah coming this next September falls on a Sunday, it surprised me because the American Stock Market is not open on Sunday. So how could another stock market crash occur like the past two Shemitahs?

Would this fact of the Shemitah falling on Sunday when the stock market is closed prevent another stock market crash on the Shemitah? (Tweet that!)

That doesn't seem likely because if judgment from God is coming, then nothing will stop it … except for repentance and turning back to God. (Tweet that!)

Repentance means the combined actions of stopping doing something that is wrong and also turning and going a different direction that is a right way to go. (Tweet that!) If America repents and turns back to God, the coming judgment can still be averted. (Tweet that!)

What would it take for America to "repent"? What would that look like? It would take a national repentance indicated by a turn of direction that is turning back to God directed by the leadership of this nation, meaning the political leaders.

Many Americans are looking forward to the next presidential election in 2016. The Shemitah, however, comes in September of 2015 – more than a year before the next presidential election. (Tweet that!)

So even the Shemitah falling on a Sunday when the stock market is closed will not and cannot avert a judgment from God if that is coming.