I thought Sunday was a good day to talk about the end of the shemittah, which is in on Sunday, September 13, 2015. It is the end of a seven year cycle at given in Deuteronomy 15:1-2.
I have great anticipation at what may happen and I am sure something will happen. Depending on the severity it may go unnoticed or be very obvious.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has been one of the most vocal advocates of the shemittah. He also makes no promise of the severity of that day.
There are some things that are known.
The end of the last two shemittah‘s have been pretty obvious. A quick view of history and shemittah years will reveal that the United States has committed some acts against God.
For instance in 1973, a shemittah year, the United States Supreme Court made abortion legal.
Seven years later in 1980 the same court banned the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school.
Thirty-five years later, or five shemittah’s, the United States Supreme Court decided that same-sex marriage is legal in all fifty states.
I feel as if this was the last straw. As stated in a previous Morning Thought, I believe this was an attack on God’s basic foundation of mankind given in the first chapters of Genesis – marriage!
So will the next two weeks reveal a judgment that is important enough to be noticed by everyone?
That is yet to be seen.
Yet I am reminded of these words from the prophet Habakkuk;
Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Hab 2:2-3
Judgment is inevitable.
The Good News is this – Jesus saves! He is still sitting at the right hand of Father and will make intercession for you if you will give Him your heart.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Rom 10:9-10