We have reached a point in our history where mankind is capable of achieving almost anything. Yet, billions of regular people worldwide have this insatiable, invisible itch, a sixth sense, or a primal instinct which is gnawing away at them. It is an annoying feeling which will not go away. We are perfectly aware that something is not quite right, but we can't put our finger on it. We feel we are being played but we are not quite sure how. This of course is the deception written about in the many prophecies covering this final generation. We are too busy pursuing wealth rather than a spiritual path, and that is perhaps not surprising when you consider the power of the deceiver and the incredible financial pressure people are under today.
As Christians we know we are close to the 'Tribulation Period,' but we don't know how close. We have all observed the shoots from the fig tree. But just how close is that tribulation period—Let's consider:
Most Bible and historian scholars believe Jesus died in AD 30/34. We are now at AD 2023 almost, which means this winter we could be just '7 years' from Jesus's 2,000-year anniversary—Now, many other Bible and historian scholars claim Adam was created ±4,000 BC. 4,000+2,000 is 6,000 years. Elijah and Enoch both famously prophesied the history of mankind would be 7,000 years. Of course 1,000 of them would be under Jesus's millennium rule after His second coming. This means 2030/34, or sometime thereabout, could well be the year our 6,000-year history ends and our Lord returns. Hallelujah!
I'm not saying it will be, no man knows, I honestly don't know, the date is not the important part—I'm trying to emphasise here just how close we are to His return! I want to bring to your attention all the massive clues Bible prophecies have given us recently and the increasingly duplicated warnings we are being given from our industrious leaders (The Ship of Fools).
Will The New Shemitah Cycle Be A Turning Point In Human History?
According to Michael Snyder, author of the End Of The American Dream, the current 7-year Shemitah cycle of Orthodox Judaism, will end and a new 7-year Shemitah cycle will begin when Rosh Hashanah arrives on the evening of September 25th.
The story of the 7-year Shemitah cycle law. Leviticus 25:
Then the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying: 2 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you come into the land that I give you, the land shall keep a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruit, 4 but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath for the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. 5 That which grows by itself from your harvest you shall not reap, nor gather the grapes of your unpruned vines, for it is a year of complete rest for the land.
And according to Deuteronomy chapter 15, at the end of the Shemitah year, there is to be "a relinquishing of debts"...
At the end of every seven years, you shall grant a relinquishing of debts. This is the manner of the relinquishing: Every creditor that has loaned anything to his neighbour shall relinquish it. He shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother, because it is called the Lord's relinquishment.
According to Orthodox Judaism, the last day of every Shemitah year falls on Elul 29 - the day right before Rosh Hashanah on the Biblical calendar. Interestingly, there have been some huge stock market crashes on Elul 29. For example, on September 17th, 2001 (which corresponded with Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), we witnessed the greatest one-day stock market crash in U.S. history up to that time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 684 points, and that was a record that stood for precisely seven years until the end of the next Shemitah year.
In September 2008, we witnessed another historic stock market crash. On September 29th, 2008 (which corresponded with Elul 29 on the Biblical calendar), the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged '777 points.' That was another all-time record, and many felt that it was extremely significant that the Dow declined 777 points just as one 7-year Shemitah cycle was ending and another 7-year Shemitah cycle was beginning.
In 2015, the stock market was closed on Elul 29 because it fell on Sunday, September 13th. But we did witness a tremendous amount of financial shaking during the months of August and September that year.
This pattern does seem to strengthen the case of those that believe that 2001, 2008 and 2015 were Shemitah years. If those three years were Shemitah years, then 2022 would be a Shemitah year as well. And that would make 2029 a Shemitah year too. In fact, many believe that the last Shemitah year in this current Jubilee cycle will be in 2029.
And if Jesus died in 29 AD (as many believe), that would put the Shemitah year of 2029 precisely 2,000 years after Jesus died on the cross for our sins. In addition, it appears that the end of the current Jubilee cycle will wrap up the 120 Jubilee cycles of 50 years each since the creation of humanity.
As I detailed in my book (Michael Snyder), entitled 7-Year Apocalypse, all throughout history there has been a belief that God has a '7,000-year plan for humanity. After 6,000 years of human rebellion is complete, Jesus will rule from Jerusalem for 1,000 years during the Sabbath Millennium. We remember that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh day, and it is also a prophetic picture that points to the time when the world will be at rest for 1,000 years after experiencing so much chaos for the preceding 6,000 years.
If we really are getting very close to the return of Jesus to this planet, that means that everything is about to change. But as far as the Shemitah and Jubilee cycles are concerned, I want to stress that we cannot be too dogmatic about them. We simply cannot prove that the Shemitah years have been calculated correctly. And there is still a lot of debate about whether a Shemitah year should begin at the beginning of a Biblical year or on Rosh Hashanah. I believe that the debate will eventually be resolved, but for now, it is still an open question. Having said all of that, what is exceedingly clear is that we are living in the end times and that the return of Jesus is drawing near. So we should be expecting Biblical calendar cycles to converge, and I believe that is precisely what is taking place. All of human history has been building up to a grand crescendo, and we get to be here for it. What an exciting time to be alive!
In Matt 24:32 Jesus warned us: “Now learn this illustration from the fig tree: Just as soon as its young branch grows tender and sprouts its leaves, you know that summer is near."
Look what Jesus warned us of in Luke 21:
9 When you hear of wars and uprisings, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” 10 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
Jesus warned us the last days will be like nothing before for mankind, even worse than the flood. Suddenly, our leaders, scientists, and financial experts have inadvertently duplicated His warnings claiming the winter ahead will be for many, the worst in mankind's history, a winter like no other for the modern man—No affordable energy to heat, eat or travel, (poverty) food shortages, insane inflation—Home-fore-closures— Wars, rumours of war. All kinds of (pestilence) disease, covid, flu, monkeypox, polio, tomato flu, flu, bird flu, African swine fever, need I go on?
But I don't have to remind you—We are all well aware of the nightmare winter coming our way at the end of 2022—The unpayable energy bills, food shortages, inflation and house foreclosures. Wars and rumours of wars, but I want to just break away here and fill you in on what is happening but not making it to the news in the evenings, the 'other' things Jesus warned us of.
Luke 21: There will be great earthquakes and fearful events and great signs from heaven.
All the above are happening now but we don't hear about them, for instance, earlier this week an absolute gigantic CME was fired off from the sun, luckily it was fired away from earth into deep space, toward Venus and we got lucky once again.
These events are never mentioned on the news—Spaceweather. com claimed: "This was no run-of-the-mill event. Many science papers will be studying this for years to come," solar physicist George Ho of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory told Spaceweather. "I can safely say the Sept. 5th event is one of the largest (if not THE largest) Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) storms that we have seen so far since Solar Orbiter launched in 2020." It's unclear exactly where the Sun erupted from, but it seems likely that the culprit is a sunspot region called AR 3088, which rotated away behind the disk of the Sun at the end of August.
Fearful signs from heaven, of course, happening now, all the time, only we are not being told!
A Near Miss: A sign from Heaven... 2012 the year the world was supposed to end almost did!
If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the MIDDLE AGES appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news. Eight years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers and the tv media didn't mention it. The "impactor" was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years. "If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado.
The powerful coronal mass ejection (CME) tore through Earth's orbit on July 23, 2012. Fortunately, once again, Earth wasn't there. Instead. "I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did," says Baker. "If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire and would have suffered "insurmountable damage to its electronic infrastructure." One day, one of these massive CMEs will hit. . .
This month so far there have been 8 major quakes, mag 6 or higher. Last night's mag 7.6 in Papua New Guinea is the biggest of the year so far, I haven't seen anything on the news about it— The West coast of the US of course is well overdue for 'THE BIG ONE!'
I want to bring your attention to another Bible prophecy also pencilled in for the last generation:
Revelation 16:12“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river the Euphrates, and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”
The kings of the east are preparing. Putin is busily trying to destroy Ukraine, Xi and China are eying up Taiwan, Erdogan is threatening Greece and Iran wants to wipe Israel from the map. A wonderful sign of the times.
Stay safe folks!