Well, almost nothing. We had a whole bunch of Hebrew Roots Americans jumping on to the fear-wagon promoted in the Mystery of the Shemitah book which claimed that we’re all doomed if we don’t keep the seven-year observation from the Old Testament.
I’ve been warning Christians to not be fooled by the “Shemitah” ever since Messianic Rabbi and book author Jonathan Cahn began pointing Christians to laws meant for the children of Israel. Cahn claims that “the Mystery of the Shemitah and it’s so big that it affects everything we as a people are personally doing and will affect the rise and fall of the United States of America …”
Because the end of Shamitah was September 13, many self-proclaimed “prophets” have predicted the end of America. But here’s the thing: NOTHING HAPPENED. Here’s a true or false dilemma: Remember, if a “prophet” predicts something will happen on a certain date and it does not come to pass, that person is a ____ prophet.
Now comes this interesting article from Walid Shoebat:
Jonathan Cahn ADMITS His Books And His Jewish Calendar Forces Messianic Believers To Deny Jesus Was The Messiah
Anyone can take any span of time and can make up seven year intervals for all sorts of things. I can say that wars happen every seven years and can find a war in 2001 and another in 2008. The only problem is that a keen eye can also find some battles in 2002, 2003 … and therefore destroy my theory.
The other major fib, Cahn made a “seven-year Sabbatical” as a rule by using the rise and fall of the stock market. Seven-year stock market cataclysms is simply false. We took him on his challenge and he is always welcome to call, we will air the debate (he won’t since he can’t) Cahn knows the gig-is-up. source
Jesus said for us to look for the signs of the times of His return. The emphasis is not on the signs or on some obscure religious practice, but on Him. I am very concerned that yet another book by someone who is hearing God’s voice will point Christians away from God’s Word and become distracted by a man who is a self-proclaimed prophet. The prophets have spoken and yet we let our Bibles collect dust while we chase after modern-day authors.
I recently posted a comment on the original article. I just wanted to add that it seems apparent to me that the enemy has used this inaccurate prophecy for the obvious, which is to take people’s eyes off of Him, but also to cause yet even more division in The Church. Any of us can get tripped up, I would think that Satan has a special eye for those in end times ministry leadership. I think we need to forget the best sellers for a while and read God’s word and pray for the wisdom and the revelations to come. I am certain that they will come in His timing. And…regardless of what we may agree to disagree on, Jesus is drawing nearer. We can all sense it.
I agree !
WOW! It is so refreshing to stumble across SOMEONE who has been holding the same
perspective on Cahn and more than a hand full of would be prophets that have been tickling the ears of millions (according to the you tube viewing audience).
Thank you for your rational perspective, I will sleep better knowing that I am not alone
in my agitation concerning this latest wave of doctrine washing over the world
I had heard of some of the things that went on when Jonathan Cahn went on his trip to (for example) India. One of the people who was on that trip mentioned that EVERYTHING came against them–including the fact that every one of their tickets was mis-printed with a different destination (other than the city in India that it was supposed to be printed for). There were quite a bit more hinderences constantly coming up as well. Also, while in (I believe) Nigeria, when Jonathan Cahn walked into the churches, the lights would start blinking on and off–something the congregation had never witnessed before. As for the Shemitah, 1. Jonathan DID specify that “just because God did things in the past Shemitah DOESN’T MEAN THAT HE HAS TO DO THINGS THIS TIME”. 2. Jonathan did point out (with illustration) that there was a LOT of adverse activity occurring in the financial realm beginning at the 2015 Rosh Hashana. He points this out in his book AND in his “Mystery of the Shemitah Unlocked” documentary video.
What’s my point? The “enemy” has no motive to come against a false prophet to disable the work he’s doing. After all, the enemy “likes” it when false prophets thrive and succeed because the false prophets are assisting the enemy in hindering (at the very least) or destroying the advancement of God’s kingdom.
My home church pastor told the church members to stock-pile food and cash and that he already has a closet stocked with provisions. He said that he believed something was going to happen this month. Well… since the Schemitah fear prophecy was a bust, our attention can now fully focus on the fear of the 4th blood moon prophecy and we can all remain in fearful suspense for another two weeks to see if “something” will happen somewhere to someone.
Your gas tank is almost empty, but you have a probability of being called in for work before you planned to fill it.
Duh, fill the tank and be prepared.
The parable of the 10 virgins ring a bell?
So are you suggesting that Christians should keep several months supply of food in a closet and keep all our money in cash? All because of another doom-and-gloom author writes a book so he can make millions in royalties and giving lectures.
There’s common sense and there’s foolishness based on ignorance. The doom-and-gloom authors are becoming rich hoping there are a lot of biblically ignorant people who will buy their book. there have been more than 90 end-of-the-world predictions during the past 100 years. Yet we are still here. As Christians, we should be reading our bibles and become wise, not reading the writings of those predicting gloom-and-doom and responding foolishly.
Your comment is a straw-man and not applicable. And why should we be listening to guys like Jonathan Cahn and James Hagee? If Jesus Christ does not know the time of his return, How do these now millionaire authors know? Their predictions will be recorded in history the same way as the other 90 predictions that occurred this century. False prophets who made nice profits from false predictions.
Hmmm. What i dont understand is the angst you are projecting. Lets look at this from another angle-
Preparededness ( as opposed to hoarding) is like knowing their is a possiblility of tornado or forest fire in your area and having an emergency bag by the door with supplies ready to go. Peace and a mental/ spiritual readiness.
It has nothing to do with rapture, not sure we are allowed a carry on or checked luggage, and not sure i need to bring my own food….:)
The Biblicaly well read and those who walk with the Lord are told when to be on standby for natural events. Ask, seek, knock led us anyways to investigate shemitah timing so that is just the Body of Christ exchanging knowledge.
Borders across Europe and other parts of the world CLOSED, thie people who made a dash for a better situation probably had a heads up from God and are grateful for it.
Why be angry because you weren’ t directly affected? Praise God you weren’t!
Take this as a great test run and learn from it and be thankful that someone cared enough to let you be prepared.
You are suggesting I have angst and anger and you use non-sequiturs as examples. I am not angry but I am indignant when wolves enter the flock and attempt to profit from [false] prophecy. The spiritually naive and immature are prime targets for the wolves to distract the flock from focusing on Jesus and then instilling fear rather than trusting God. The naïve and immature are reacting in fear because false prophets claim they have found the clues that reveal the end-times are near. But then… nothing happens.
The danger is that God, Jesus Christ and Christianity is tainted and ridiculed and Christians are seen as suckers.
Final note: The story of the ten virgins was not about stock-piling earthly provisions but a metaphor for being prepare spiritually.
I would also encourage you to not judge the heart and intent of people. Regardless of Rabbi Cahn being correct or incorrect with his assertions concerning the Shemitah. You have no way that you can know his heart or intent. You don’t know if he was sincere in his beliefs or not. We can all look at what he said in a few days and judge if he was correct or not. But none of us have the ability to see into his heart to know his motivation. Again please be careful about violating commandments such as bearing false witness. Otherwise the pot seems to be calling the kettle black.
Eric, Why do you defend the false prophet? Even if Jonathan Cahn is 100% sincere in his beliefs, his teaching and prophecy is still FALSE. Sincerity is not the standard used by God for one’s orthodoxy. If anything is not God’s truth, it is false no matter how sincere a person might be.
Using the “do not judge” card is not an escape clause to avoid discernment. We are commanded to be discerning and to publicly denounce false teachers and warn others of the false teaching.
Also, you imply that I am judging Jonathan Cahn’s spiritual status with Jesus Christ. NO… I am discerning his [false] teaching.
I worked in emergency management, you should always keep extra food and water. Also, you should always have some cash and all your documents in a fire proof and water proof lock box. That saved a lot of people in Katrina, unfortunately not enough. Many people were without identification and money..some without food and water for days. Common sense is lacking among people, even believers.
nothing wrong to keep storage of foods and other supplies,and don’t even trust the banks – see what happened in Greece …
Which pastors and preachers, who promoted this man, will now repent of their actions and support of this man and his teachings? I immediately think of Jim Bakker who is also lifting up John Shorey, John Kirkpatrick, Rick Joyner and another man who has some online website.
There is also John Hagee who is notorious for the blood moons. I don’t know if he is/was promoting Shemitah but will he come to repentance? What of his congregation?
It is times like this to see who the humble and convicted are amongst pastors and preachers who pushed this false teaching. While will be convicted enough to repent and whole will be prideful enough to hold on and eventually fall away from the faith or stay steadfastly into error while their flock follow them.
When previous groups made such predictions, psychologist, sociologists and anthropologists would infiltrate the groups to study them and then to see their reaction when the prophecy does not happen. How do people who truly believe a prophecy react when reality is in direct conflict with what they believed? First… there is major cognitive dissonance, confusion and desperate attempts to rationalize a reason that would make them feel good.
I suspect some pastors who were deceived will attempt to rationalize a reason, some will be embarrassed and will not want to talk about it, others will just move on to the next new thing than is on the horizon. Hopefully there will be some who realize they were deceived and would be motivated to return to sound biblical teaching.
The pastor of my home church has joined the band wagon of the gloom and doom prophecies that will happen this month. He stated from the pulpit that the church members should stock-pile food and cash and that he already has a closet full of provisions for when “something” happens. He taught about the warnings from the book, “The Four Blood Moons”.
What hope is there for the flock when the shepherd is deceived?
Funny I have heard Jonathan Cahn say don’t put God in a box. Prayer does change things. Yet how many bankers committed suicide and how many points is the Stock Market down. How many people are unemployed and how long will the government give out everything free to all the illegal aliens. How many people have lost homes from fires burning out west. How many will suffer and die from cancer with the Japan nuclear plant. How many veterans died from waiting on a doctor. How many will die in an earthquake. We have many man-made and natural disasters happening all around us. The ones not affected by the schools teaching to honor allah are very lucky it hasn’t happened to them yet. Look around and count your blessings, everything could be gone tomorrow. It only takes one nuclear bomb that our government paid for our enemy to use against us. It only takes a second for your life to be totally devastated. If you are looking when will the end come look at the signs. After 3 1/2 years Satan will declare to the World he is god. Can you still buy and sell. For how long before you can’t. Will you be prepared then????
Excellent post Pam with many valid points.
the end will be when the Gentile disspensation is over…Jesus says this in His word..
recognizing the hour you live.. if your a part of The Elect Lady…The Church..called out ones..you will know the time , look up for your redeemption draweth nigh..waiting and watching..”Oh Watchman in the night”..
I really appreciated your measured response to the Shemitah issue as promulgated by Cahn. From his other messages, I believe he is a good man, as took upon himself to warn America to repent, & to turn to God. But unfortunately or fortunately, this past Shemitah year did not end in a stock market collapse.
However, to add on to your list of problems of things to come, I would like to add our uncontrollable humongous US national debt, the US$ soon to collapse due to no tangible backing, & the coming New World Order as prominently posted in the back of every Federal Reserve US$ bill.
Please see https://drgoldsite.wordpress.com/category/americas-role-in-the-coming-diabolical-new-world-order/
Thank you & God bless you & yours!
If you think nothing happened this September check this out.
Russia AND China have moved into Syria and are setting up shop. THIS is what’s been going on thus far in the month of September, in the year of our Lord, 2015:-
Russia Puts Boots on the Ground in Syria
Russia is providing “serious” training and logistical support to the Syrian army, Vladimir Putin has said, in the first public confirmation of the depth of Russia’s involvement in Syria’s civil war.
Russia sends world’s largest submarine, with 200 nukes, to Syria
U.S. Moves to Block Russian Military Buildup in Syria
Russia confirms weapons on flights to Syria
Exclusive: Syrian army starts using new weapons from Russia – military source
Photos: Russia’s forward operating base in Syria is growing at a rapid pace
Russia ramped up its military buildup in Syria over the weekend, and there are now a total of 28 combat aircraft plus 16 helicopters on the ground
And Why Russia Is Expanding Its Naval Base in Syria
Satellite Image Analysis of Russia’s Military Buildup in Syria
Hezbollah welcomes Russian buildup in Syria, says U.S. has failed
And Reports: Chinese ships head to Syria; China deploys troops to help Russia in Syria
“An Arab news source [Al Masdar News] reports that a military contingent of the PRC is on the way to Latakia and will arrive in Syrian ports any day. Chinese transport with military cargo was spotted on Tuesday morning, passing through the Suez canal.”
And China Joining Russia In Syria While Germany Prepares to Leave NATO-WW III Is Here
A Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup
Russia and China have had enough of the U.S.-funded proxy war being waged in and around Syria by the ISIS/ISIL group that the CIA invented, armed and trained to overthrow Assad. They know the U.S. needs Syria out of the way to attack Iran and they’re not going to let that happen. Russia and China have been training together militarily for over 10 years just for such an event and their military build-up in Syria during September isn’t for show; they mean business.
And speaking of business, the U.S. and U.K. are about to find out that most of their fair-weather NATO allies know what’s going on too and are going to change sides. Some already have. Europe doesn’t want to be on the losing side of this war, nor do they want Russia shutting off their gas over the winter.
Make no mistake…this is game-on. Outmanned and outgunned, the U.S. and U.K. CANNOT win this war against Russia and China, but that won’t stop them from trying. Arrogant, ignorant and desperate to salvage the dying American empire, the treasonous, puppet U.S. politicians are ready, willing and able to sell the American people into slavery for this lost cause. In fact, they already have.
CORRECTION! Meant that the linked video is one of MANY of Cahn’s videos that I had seen.
Pam that was a great way of putting it. And here it is now 2016 and new answers to the questions you asked would now be much higher than they would have been a year ago. You made the point and time has proved it even more so. I would add one other question: How many more thousands of illegal Muslims and illegal aliens have entered our country that we are still paying for and whom are causing more unrest in our country?
There were many times Jonathon Cahn said “on or about the day of the shemita”. So it aint over yet.
We are just at that point where anything could happen because of where we are in the eschatological timeline as written in our Bibles with or without Shemitah. No mystery. Date setting (even soft date setting) is harmful because, unfulfilled, makes the believer heartsick. Draws some away from the hope and the promise.
And also exposes false prophets, and we wouldn’t want that now would we? I’ve heard people say, never give dates, never tell about a birth, yada yada yada.. basically just give a vague description so you won’t be wrong. Y’all should give your bibles to someone who will actually read them.
Just for the record according to the Bible in Leviticus 25:8-10 the Shemitah is counted from Yom Kippur and not Rosh HaShanah. I’m not promoting anyone’s interpretations or statements but if you are going to speak evil of people you should at least be Biblically accurate while doing so … Just saying
Are we “speaking evil of people” when we talk about some of the emergent churches, Bethel etc or about United…Willow Creek? Do you have another suggested form of warning? Is exposing false teachings wrong? Despite the potential technicality about the feasts that you pointed at, I found the article to take a fairly light hearted poke. But false prophecy is sin and should not be ignored any more than homosexuality or abortion. I have heard and read other criticisms of this author as well as other religious organizations done with stronger venom and a much greater sense of foreboding. This author has obviously had a divisive hand amongst friends. Just sayin’
My point remains if you are going to claim the role of a Berean then your scholarship should be accurate when it comes to Biblical claims. In this case you are several days early in your proclamation of false prophesy which Biblically would place you in the role of a false prophet. For the record I am not claiming Rabbi Cahn is correct in his teachings. I also would point out that every time I have seen or read something by Rabbi Cahn he has stated that what he was saying was his opinion and not Prophesy. He also has said many times he was not a prophet and asked for people to stop calling him that. He stated he was sharing his understandings of what might happen. Again I am not saying he was correct in his interpretation of Bible Prophesy. What I am saying and what you should make right is that your claim in the title of this blog is incorrect and a person of integrity would make that correct.
Thank you Tony
Very true Eric. Thanks for setting the record straight.
On what standards are you determining a prophet to be false? Yours drawn out by proof-texting (the practice of taking verses out of their original contexts and applying a meaning not found when in their contexts) with an eisegesis?
Jonathan Cahn knows full well the Scriptures regarding the return of Christ, to include the injunctions of prescribing dates. To say that he is ignoring them to promote “an agenda” is showing your own ignorance of his research and scholarship.
I’m not even sure that I understand your response because it alone is taken out of context. There’s nothing in my comment here that you’re respondibg to that mentions the return of Christ but, at the same time, I really think that throwing a barbed quip at me in the same paragraph as the return of our Savior is shear poison. What I do understand is your tone which is razor sharp, not in defense of Christ, but of Jonathan Cahn, the divider. What price glory?
Prophecy is “Thus saith the Lord”. Nowhere has Jonathan prophesied. He pointed out what he sees as a pattern in God’s dealings with nations through the feasts and ssabbaths of the Bible. A far cry I’d say from prophesying. Let’s call a thing what it is instead of building straw men so we can knock them down.
So, even if we don’t label the poor guy a FP, which we really do need to be careful of, I can say that at the VERY least, he has exploited the end times and has wrecklessly and shamelessly promoted his book in the midst of end time prepper MERCHANTS. Not very honorable. That is my opinion. However, the Shemitah has come and gone, God will decide if He wants to protect the author, which He can do without outside help, or if He wants to bring Him into repentance. At this point, for me, I have said my piece, and…it’s just a book and Cahn is just a man and I wish him well.
Tony, not to beat a dead horse but the shemitah won’t have come and gone until after Wednesday evening the 23rd of September. I know you may think this is a minor detail, but nothing in the Bible is minor. I would request you abide by the commandment that says not to bear false witness, which I assume you believe is not a minor issue. Again I am not supporting Rabbi Cahn. I am simply supporting Scripture and encouraging others to also.
Thanks! VERY interesting.
The coming of Christ is already here people!
No way. That’s also a false doctrine, Buddy! Snap out of it! He IS coming for His church and SOON!
True Buddy for the people filled with the spirit. Now it’s time for us to shine that light of Christ and bring it to others. ONLY when the # of people predetermined by G-d is fulfilled will Christ’s return become an actual fact.
Why Jesus literally come back and set up another literal kingdom on earth like in the Old Testament
His coming is in and thru US, His spiritual body! It was never meant to be organized church money making business! These end time false teachers have made millions off Gods people
Zowie! I don’t think so. You might want to head over to the “White Papers” column. Just go to the main page of this website and look to you’re right. I think that’s where they are… Are you of the NAR- New Apostolic Reformation?
Mark my words
NEWSFLASH>>> I, for one, am willing to agree to disagree and move on. It’s very healthy to know when to do so. It’s healthy for the Body of Christ to lay down these burdens. Besides, it’s over. And…. This isn’t the only thing happening in the world right now. We have to keep up with this fast moving train heading into the final hours of this age. GOP debate, meetings about the future of Israel, and some intense changes (of Biblical proportions) in Syria. All need our attention and our prayers. Peace be with The Church.
Yes you’re beating a dead horse. Please stop.
Yes, this is a dead horse because Jesus is already here! IN US! His spiritual body…all the end time false teachers and churches are deceived
TOO EARLY TO JUDGE THE EFFECT OF SHEMITA, WAIT UNTIL September 28, 2015 & BEYOND—Feast of Tabernacles which the 4th Blood Moon will come. (Happen to be my birthday)
May we stay strong as brothers and sisters in Christ. Witness to others to be saved. FULLFILL THE GREAT COMMISION OF YESHUA. Pls read MATT 24-28.
Wow, this “review” is disturbing to me. Whoever wrote it must have never listened to his message. He NEVER suggested that America should “keep the 7 year observation of the Shemitah”. Talk about slander, that is just a flat out lie. And that his book “forces Messianics to deny Jesus was the Messiah”, What?! Cahn boldly declares that there is only ONE name that saves, and that name is Jesus the Messiah. The enemy would like for us to believe that Jonathan’s message isn’t true, but I believe the person who wrote this article is the one who is deceived. Silence the watchmen right? Stone the prophets if you have to, just don’t let the message get out. Here’s his message: Jonathan Cahn’s message was NOT that something would happen on any upcoming dates. He said over and over and over again that he was not date setting, and God was not required to do anything on any future date, he said we can’t “put God in a box”. However, for events that have already transpired, they did in fact happen exactly in sync with the Shemitah, and the year of Jubilee, and America’s harbingers are undeniably and remarkably identical to ancient Israel’s harbingers. The warnings came when Israel turned away from God. America is doing the same. His message is simply this…a nation that turns its back on God can no longer expect God’s blessings, favor and protection. When America chose to take a path departing from God’s ways, God did indeed send a clear message to us, trying to give us a warning or a wakeup call. His call is to repent, and turn back to Him. Cahn’s message is just that. A nation who once dedicated herself to God was blessed beyond measure. And when the same nation departs from God, don’t expect the blessings to continue. Our first president dedicated this nation to “the will and purposes of God”. He dedicated America to the glory of God where? On the corner of ground zero. So, when God is being removed from the nation once dedicated to Him, where does judgment strike? Ground zero. The Harbingers and the Mystery of the Shemitah have already come to pass…Jonathan Cahn was given the divine revelation of connecting them and sharing it with the world. Why? Because God loves us still, and He always sends a warning before He sends judgment. He is trying to get our attention and I believe God is using Jonathan Cahn to deliver a dire warning to America. Return to God, or fall from grace. A great shaking is coming. Will you hear/heed the warning, or “stone the prophet” God has chosen to deliver it? Why would the enemy of God use this man to warn America that her departure from God will bring destruction? On the other hand, this is what I heard in this article…”Don’t listen to Jonathan Cahn, turning your back on God will not bring judgment or destruction. Go ahead, eat the forbidden fruit and ignore God’s warnings, you will not surely die.” How does Jonathan’s message, calling for repentance and turning back to God, benefit the enemy in any way? On the other hand, calling him a false” prophet” (even though he says he is not a prophet) and trying to discredit his message of warning does benefit the enemy. Perspective.
Please watch this before you make a call on Jonathan Cahn and where his heart is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShXzb31VzTQ
They’re all wrong and deceived…Jesus is already here!! IN US!!!
I actually thought that was an extreme high point; to have someone proclaim GOD in our nations capital in the midst of some very Godless times. We need to have more of that from a variety of Christians. You sound like a big Jonathan Cahn fan. I do believe that, not only the USA, but the world, has God’s wrath soon coming upon it. I know this, not because of this author, but because I have studied the scriptures and follow the signs that Jesus spoke.
FYI, the author also has more products available to supplement his main projects (companion books and CDs) in case you’re interested. I believe he also has some other material on the horizon that you may be interested in purchasing.
May I? The link you gave I clicked on. It was one of the few that I had seen, but the next one that came up about the Fallen Angel was really good. That one I had not seen and towards the end he tells about the mountain and where he accepted Christ. The talks about his visit to India. WND has recently released a DVD titled the “Harbinger Man” in which Farah also gives a testimony. Situations in the DVD have the videos of the enounters mentioned in this Youtube video. That DVD and this Youtube video compliment each other and it’s amazing how this top of the mountain experience has played out in Cahn’s Ministry. Truly the hand of G-d is touching this man.
Thanks for putting in the link and suggest that everyone watch it especially those who are questioning the Messianic movement and Jonathan Cahn.
G-d Bless You All!
Jonathan is not perfect. He has called mostly for repentance. In this case, he missed something that most of us did. If this is a Jubilee year, the Jubilee doesn’t begin until the 10th day of Yom Kippur, about the 22/23.https://youtu.be/UhIcv7NKXcE
The coming Jubilee Year is ANNOUNCED on the 10th day of the 7th month at Yom Kippur, but the actual Jubilee Year doesn’t start until Aviv 1 (when the biblical New Year starts). Passover is Aviv 14, just for reference sake. So, the New Year won’t be here until March or April. That gives us 6 to 7 more months until the Shemitah ends and the Jubilee Year begins… right? Just a thought.
A serious note:
No one here on Earth is worthy to loosen the seals of the scroll. Furthermore, God will ultimately expose anyone who thinks they can, especially if they try to sell it. There’s allot of intense speculation going on with this and it can cause more harm than good to The Church, to the economy and to those who we want to win to Christ, whose doubt may increase should these speculations (prophecies) not come to fruition. Satan is the author of confusion.
It was a ploy to sell books. Even after September 13th Cahn got himself back onto the 700 Club and at the end of the interview Pat Robinson is holding up Cahn’s book. It’s all a scam. Follow the money.
A lot of times and regarding a lot of these TV evangelists I’d agree with you and what you said about following the money. However while I too wonder why Cahn is on some of these programs I believe that when Cahn says he feels an urgency to get the message out to all the people that he is trying to do just that. Millions of people watch these programs. i listen to what Cahh is saying and know that the message he gives and the conviction he has when he prays for the people is a conviction that is truly in his heart. Cahn also says that he is more afraid of G-d than he is people and leaders of this country.
I’m new here. “Rabbi”can uses the wrong calendar. By doing so he cannot say Jesus is the Messiah because the dates don’t work. Look at the Hebrew Calender’ and do the math.
Mike, that comment needs a bit more explanation. Why does “using a wrong calendar” negate faith in Jesus. If that’s the case, then NONE of us can say Jesus is Lord, because we all use a decidely un-Hebrew calendar today.
I am an econometric analyst and I am a believer. I have been following the world economy since 2010, and why everyone thinks that this shemitah year has passed with nothing happened ? don’t be fooled, the Chinese stock market has fallen for over 50% causing ALL stock markets around the world sharply fell. This has never happened before, everyone is just focusing on 14th september or 12th september or around that day. No! Shemitah already happened and God really wiped out the entire world! What makes you think that Fed hold the current interest rates to 0 ? the answer is China. What makes you think UK may cut interest rates ? The answer is China. Despite billion of dollars thrown by the Chinese security government to calm the market, but the market is keep falling literally until now. This is very alarming, should Chinese market fell to 2000 point, that will leads to a total global economy catastrophic. US economy has fallen since 2008 and it has not been fixed until now, in fact US debt is getting worse. US Dollars is going to be destroyed soon (just look at the US bond level, that explains everything. Russia know this, China know this and that’s why they created ADB (Asian Development Bank) earlier this year. While the media told us that “Oh, ADB is created to compete with IMF”, yeah thats right but what’s that mean? it simply means that the purpose of ADB is to move the economy currency out from USD because they know that USD sooner rather than later will collapse in a foreseeable future. I expected that this shemitah year will disappoint millions of people but it didn’t disappoint me at all because what people don’t know is, shemitah has already happened and it’s far away from over. Was Jonathan Cahn wrong when he said that this shemitah year would be the biggest one ? no, he was absolutely right. What he doesn’t know is that the fall of chinese stock market will lead to something much much bigger that I cannot even imagine.
While your article said that shemitah year is only for Israel, I suggest you don’t separate yourself from Israel. I’m not jewish, i’m not american but one thing for sure Israel is the chosen nation until this minute this second, not China, not UK, not Africa and certainly not America. The Bible focus on His love story with Israel until the second coming, God’s law for Israel affects the nations and therefore I really pay attention to Jewish feast days because it’s His appointed times and it’s still affecting the us the nations. We are just the nations (gentiles) and Jewish are still the chosen people and I cannot deny it.
Jonathan Cahn is just a human being, he just over-reacted thats all (and he is not a prophet btw, stop calling others prophet when he didn’t even claim to be a prophet)
Perhaps ears and eyes were closed instead of opened because of that exaggeration, or what seemed to be an exploitation of those things foretold in God’s word as well as the obvious track that the USA and the world is riding on an economic scale. Sometimes the ambitious marketing of ministry related materials can cause believers (the buyers AND sellers) to stumble. So we ALL have to be cautious. I will say that, for those who are skeptical of Cahn’s motives, I don’t believe that they do so because they are somehow in rejection or denial of God’s word and that says allot.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
Who says that it is obvious the US is riding on economic scale ? Just because you can reach $2 in your pocket and get a coke in the nearest 7-11 shop and just because you are still getting your paycheck every month doesn’t mean everything is alright. I don’t even need to tell you where I’m working for a living as an econometric analyst but I assure you we are obviously so not riding in an economic scale, I have no idea which track you are following but I have a clear idea you are in the wrong track.
Cahn’s theory on shemitah was attracting my attention and it is actually supporting the statistic, he is just not an economist and he missed the bigger picture as I said he just over reacted but I believe in the Shemitah year and God did what he has to do, Chan may miss but God never miss.
Having said that, we are in His time now. Jesus is coming and He is coming very soon that I can feel it every second and His signs are all here in front of our eyes. keeping an eye on Israel has always been my key to understand His movement as the central of the world is Israel.
What can I say that I haven’t already said on this blog…I have a huge problem with the growing commercialization of “ministry” …meanwhile I just read that someone is now making a movie about Jonathan Cahn. This blows my socks off, yet why am I not surprised. He has wooed many. He has become the rockstar of the professional ministerial class…
Secondly…You know, not everyone can afford to bolster themselves up with “supplies” for an oncoming financial calamity. I spent much of this year stressed out because I couldn’t fill my garage with cases of bottled water and toilet paper for Cahn’s Shemitah fallout. We can only do so much. What we can do is keep our oil lamps full and ready. Shine brightly inside and out with HOPE.
I appreciate your input and that you did it in a manner that didn’t make me feel intellectually brow-beaten. We are on the same page with our Israelcentric views as well as the almost innate awareness of His VERY SOON return. Let’s share in that joy together and forget the rest.
Yes, I heard about the movie. over a million books sold. I mean that’s pretty huge, but at the same time thanks to him that I realized about the Shemitah year.
Well, what I did is I have prepared sufficient amount of can food, water, gum, anti septic, oil, solar power generator (you can buy in online store). I don’t think you need to full the garage but 3 medium size boxes should be enough for a person [I think!!] It costs me a total of $500 and you should be ok for 3 – 4 months.
In case of financial disaster I suggest people to buy some gold as I did.
Awesome stuff Jonah. And right on the money.
Thank you 🙂 God bless you too
Christians are the unwise virgibs if scripture, under the Pauline Delusion, and the false Jews. The iriginal Israelites were Natives and Africans, on which Yawan ( Greeks), built the demonic Anglo Germanic empire, as per Joel 3. But you christians are kawless..Iniquity from Greek Anomia..lawless.
Your visitation nears. You even insist prfani g his namd, cslling upon Jesus, when there has never been a lrtter J in any svriptural language. You are essentially..enemies of tbe most high.
Nosheol Tarsus You Tube
Christians are the unwise virgins?! What? You do realize what the word Christian means right? It means to be a follower of the Christ. And since He is the only way to the Father I’m pretty sure that following Him is the direction we must go to get to heaven.
Nosheol, not everyone has had the chance to learn Hebrew. That too is what the Hebrew Roots movement is about. I wish the writer of the aticle Amy Spearman would wise up and get with it a little better it Her untrue comments are lading others from not learning what it’s about and strongly encouraging other Christians who want to know truth and better know our Creator to NOT seek out and pray and search.
The typos below were not originally in text. Satans distractions.
Amy Spearman again and again you bash what you don’t want to understand. I grew up in farming country. It was the custom of the farmers in the area and it didn’t matter what religion they were, when planting their crops they always left a field bare or maybe planted alfalfa which they plowed under. they rotated the unplanted portion every year so that a section of the field had a rest every 7 years. Sounds like Shemita to me since they didn’t know which year was the real Shemita year. A lot of them were Christian who read their Bibles and knew to observe the 7th year.
IF you would listen or watch Cahn you would know that he also said regarding the Shemita that things don’t HAVE to happen. But that it is a pattern and he at great length pointed out the stock market. You know what I find ironic? On one of the business channels there was an analyst showing a graph of stock makret lows and he pointed out on the broadcast TV the 7 year cycles years before Cahn came out with is book.
In Cahn’s own words…..he is NOT a prophet. He considers himself a watchman who’s job it is to sound the trumpet or blow the horn when he sees something coming. Amy you are so wrong about Cahn and you keep telling your readers wrongly that Cahn should NOT be listened to and you obviously don’t know what all the Hebrew Roots mlovement is about. I was raised in the church. I’m born again I’ve been filled with Holy Spirit and I’m in my 70’s. Believe me when I say Cahn is for real and there is nothing wrong with following the Hebrew movement when the ministers or rabbi’s are following the Bible and have studied Hebrew which is far more explanatory about things and background etc. Then any church that does NOT follow the whole Bible.
I’ve heard preachers say that you could completely throw out the OT and the NT is all that’s needed. When I hear Cahn and other Messianic preachers saying you have to accept Christ into your heart and that Jesus was the son of G-d who is the creator I know they are not wrong. You have NO understanding of the Jewish Festivals or why G-d laid them out the way HE did. Christ too kept the Jewish Festivals and we are as followers of Christ to follow in HIS footsteps. Please quit bashing what you seem to know nothing about. Yes Christ did come down hard on the rabbi’s of His time and the Messianic movement as I’ve encountered it does NOT follow the rabbi’s of old.
As for the Cepher. I have that book.. It is fascinating and gives a better genealogy in the book of Jasper than Genesis does. While I haven’t had it long and haven’t read all of it there is nothing in it that so far disagrees with KJV. Dr. Frank Seekins one of the foremost knowledgeablemen and teachers of Hebrew Language endorses the Cepher as being the most accurate of Hebrew Translations. He puts KJV as the next best translation. Cepher has a history of all the books included in the books preface. Fascinating reading! Our Bible says the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah two cities but did you know there were more cities also destroyed at that time? In the Song of Solomon in the Cepher Solomon says that he can still see the smoke smoldering from the 7 cities that were destroyed and had seen the salt pillar. Wish I could remember exactly were in the OT I was reading tonight in the KJV it’s mentioned that several cities were destroyed. True the fact that G-d destroyed the cities for their sexual perversity, in KJV, is the same message, isn’t it interesting that it was more than two cities?
Do you know and find interesting that the books in the Cepher were all found in the same cave and grouped with all the books in our Bible? Plus books that have historically been removed? And books that even rabibi’s have removed? Only the book of Esther was not found among that group.
I beg you PLEASE do some more research. And until you do wouldn’t it be wiser for you to act more prudently and not bash something so repeatedly and harshly as you do the Jewish Roots movement.and Jonathon Cahn.
Have you stopped to think of all the correct knowledge you are steering others away from? How can you possibly know the evangelizing that Cahn is doing?
I highly recommend that you watch the DVD “Harbinger Man” put out by WND and Joseph Farah. Farah gives an interesting testimoney on himself and it’s the story of how the book “Harbinger Man” was written. It is also a biography of Joathan Cahn. I recommend it to everyone who reads this post. It’s beyond fantastic by human standards. We are to be a light to the world.
We are to be enthusiastic and Cahn has a way of bringing excitement and life into the things in the Bible that you might not get just by reading the Bible. He explains things and gives background and his teachings are fascinating and filled with knowledge
There are many video’s on You Tube and the favorite ones of mine are those produced by WND.
Cahn has conviction when he speaks in Washington DC and to our leaders, the Supreme Court and asks “How dare you to redefine what G-d says is marriage? He goes one with more words for the Supreme Court and the president. I have not heard any other Christian minister come out the way Cahn has in standing for his G-dly principles.
Other readers: Please check it out for yourself.
How awesome is our G-d!
Sorry for the couple of typo’s and misplaced periods or commas.
That was a great read.
I too like Cahn and was introduced to him through THE HARBINGER.
I will look into HARBINGER MAN.
Thank you for the kind words. G-d Bless you.
One other thing Amy Spearman. Quote: Jonathan Cahn admits that his books and Jewish Calendar forces Messianic believers to deny Jesus was the Messiah” Where did you get that from? Cahn’s teachings in no way say that!
And that his Shemita book caused many people to panic. Well in response to questions and Cahn made a special YouTube video he says in response to questions that he had received by the thousands that he wasn’t saying something would definitely happen and also that it could happen but be at a later time. When asked about how people should prepare etc. Cahn said that it’s always good to prepare for anything because even natural disasters could catch one unaware and unprepared to care for themselves and their families.. That is common sense for anyone anytme anywhere. Again you make him sound like he’s a fake. Cahn is NOT the enemy or the new age crap.
Please wise up Amy.
I heard a preacher once say “You can always tell a mature christian. He is the one who looks harder at his own sin, than the sin of others.” Romans 2 says it all my friends.