Will September, 2015 be as disastrous as so many commentators are speculating? One news source this week said that economists worldwide are competing with each other “in a think-of-the-most-dreadful-metaphor contest when describing what awaits the global economy”. Herewith just a quick sample:
“We’re on the verge of a much worse financial crisis than the one we went through in 2008…The dollar is a bubble. The dollar bubble is going to burst.” Author and Economist Peter Schiff.
The world will soon experience an “economic earthquake (that) will send reverberations around the world…with panic on the streets from Wall Street to Shanghai, to the UK down to Brazil (as we) see one market after another begin to collapse.” Gerald Celente, Trends Forecaster.
“I wouldn’t be in the stock market after August 25th.” Economist and Author Harry Dent.
The doomsday clock for a global market crash strikes one minute to midnight”. The Telegraph.
One interesting aspect of these speculations is that they largely come from non-Christian sources. They are generally professional economists who don’t base their future forecasts on Biblical prophecies. By contrast, one author who has looked at scriptural reasons to believe that the ninth month of this year may portent is the best-selling Jonathan Cahn. His book is “The Mystery of the Shemitah”. In it Cahn looks at how God established in His word the Shemitah, which is a Sabbath of years, every seventh year. In Leviticus and Deuteronomy, God said:
“When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a Sabbath to the LORD. Six years shall you sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruits; but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD.” (Lev. 25:1-4)
“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts…every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it…it is called the LORD’s release”. (Deut. 15:1-2)
As it turned out, Israel didn’t like the plans and the rules handed down by God. Every seven years Israel ignored the Shemitah. After the 70th cycle of seven years ignored by Israel God had had enough and he took Israel into captivity in Babylon for seventy years, a period equal to each ignored Shemitah. God had given the Shemitah not as a form of punishment, but instead to remind His people that He is the source of all blessings. As Cahn notes, “When God is removed from the picture, the removal of blessings will ultimately follow.”
What does all of this have to do with September, 2015?
The last day of the Shemitah is Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar, which this year will be September 13th. Cahn reviews in his book how the Elul 29 of the Shemitah fell on the exact date in 2001 and 2008 when the economy began to collapse. Will it happen in 2015? Only God knows, of course, but these historical facts and scriptures merit our attention, particularly in light of what is happening in the struggling economies of the world today.
As noted in depth in THE END OF AMERICA there are numerous clues in the Bible which identify and portray a rich, powerful and influential end times nation. Five Prophets in both the Old and New Testament wrote clues, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to the identity of Mystery Babylon. These clues tell us that the Daughter of Babylon will betray Israel, and that, as a result it will be destroyed in one day, one hour and one minute. Russia (Gog of Magog) and Iran (Medes) are identified as the nations that will destroy the Daughter of Babylon, once it acts treacherously against Israel. The next posting on this blog will look at how the pending Iran “deal” being pushed by the White House, and on which Congress will vote next month, is tied directly to these prophecies. (Look for it on September 10th.)
Before America’s betrayal of Israel, though, several verses tell us what will happen inside of the Daughter of Babylon before it is destroyed. There are two prophetic references, both in Jeremiah 51, to civil unrest in the Daughter of Babylon, prior to its destruction. Jeremiah 51:38 prophesies that “Her people all roar like young lions, they growl like lion cubs”. Verse 39 describes the people of the Daughter of Babylon as being “aroused”. Even more telling is this prophecy in verse 51:49: “one rumor comes this year, another the next, rumors of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler”. It doesn’t require a vivid imagination to see Americans filling the streets in violent protests over a broken economy which won’t feed them.
There is a rational basis, therefore, to conclude that America will be filled with rumors this year (which is certainly the case), but will then experience “violence” and “ruler against ruler” in 2016. TruNews host Rick Wiles opines that the rumors that are rampant in 2015 concerning Jade Helm, FEMA Camps, etc. may be a fulfillment of the first part of Jeremiah 51:49, and that the second part will happen in the “next year”, that is in 2016. Scriptural support for that position is the striking fact that this coming year is Jubilee Year (Leviticus 25), which only happens after seven sets of seven years, i.e., 49 years. The last two Jubilee Years were 1917-18 (when the British government declared that it favored a restoration of Israel to its land) and 1966-67 (when Israel re-captured Jerusalem from Jordan). God created Jubilee Years as special times for His restoration. God’s restoration certainly occurred in the last two Jubilee Years. What then, might God do in the Jubilee Year of mid-September 2015 to mid-September 2016? Only God knows, of course, but it is safe to assume that Israel will be on center stage.
Watch carefully the events unfolding beginning in less than a month. We may well be past the days of warnings and soon upon the days of fulfillment. Can anyone seriously argue that America isn’t ripe for judgment? Can anyone doubt that America is the nation which scripture labels as the Mother of Abominations (Revelation 17:5)?
God has not given us the spirit of fear, but He has also warned us:
“A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffers for it.” (Proverbs 22:3)
Prophecy warns Christian and Jewish residents of the Daughter of Babylon on ten different occasions to “flee”, “Flee out of Babylon”, “Leave Babylon”, “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives!” “Do not be destroyed because of her sins”, “Come out of her, my people!” Will the Lord use coming difficult times in America to lead His people to get serious about obeying His call to flee? The Daughter of Babylon prophecies also tell us that in these coming difficult times that there will be “strangers in the sanctuary”. As churches and synagogues increasingly come under attack, will government encroachment on religious liberties be the final straw for God’s people to listen to His warnings and flee?
What about you? Are you praying for wisdom from the Lord?
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