I did not know the word shemittah until I heard it from Rabbi Jonathan Cahn two years ago.
I do not know all there is about the Bible but I consider myself a good listener, quick study, and a disciplined learner.
What the Rabbi had to say in light of my Bible study made since, especially when he had the physical evidence of the collapse of the U. S. economy coinciding with the release (shemittah).
This period of rest and release is written into the Law of Moses as a agricultural rest for the land and a financial rest for the people.
Lev 25:2-4 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give you, then the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather its fruit; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
Deut 15:1 At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts.
Though there were some financial crises in 1973, 1980, and 1987, the ones fresh in our memory took place in 2001 and 2008, all of which are 7 year periods.
And another shemittah year begins later this month.
For the sake of brevity in each devotion, I will continue with this next time.
Abba, I want to know Your word to the fullness and exercise it in my life. I want to release those in debt to me and be forgiven my debt, as my Lord Jesus prayed. It is in His name I pray, YES&AMEN