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.)

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