The Shemitah year begins at sundown tonight, September 24, 2014 with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah. If you are not Jewish, then you may not know what this means. Rosh Hashanah, or the Feast of Trumpets, is the Jewish New Year. A Jewish day begins at sundown so the Rosh Hashanah celebration begins tonight. The Shemitah or Sabbath year was established by God on Mt. Sinai with Moses. Every 7 years, the Jewish nation is required to forgive all debts and give the land a rest from farming.
“Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive grove” Exodus 23:10-11 (NKJV).
See also Lev. 25: 1-7; 20-22 and Deut. 15:1-6
Shemitah can be a time of judgment
If you have read Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Mystery of the Shemitah, you will know that God has used the Shemitah year as a time of judgment in both biblical and modern times. In 2001, a Shemitah year, we saw the 9/11 attack on America as well as a stock market crash. In 2008, another Shemitah year, we experienced another stock market crash. The year 2015, will be the next Shemitah, however the Jewish year actually begins tonight in 2014.
Not only are we entering a Shemitah year, but we also will be experiencing a rare phenomenon of four blood moons over the next year. These blood moons will occur on Jewish Feast days. I recommend reading Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change by John Hagee to learn more about blood moons.
I believe that God is trying to get our attention. We are nearing the time of Christ’s return so the church needs to prepare. It just so happens that Rosh Hashanah is the time God has set aside for repentance and restitution or what I like to call Revival and Spiritual Awakening. Now is the time for America to repent. Now is the time for you to repent.
Feast of Trumpets
God IS trying to tell us something so In order to understand what He is trying to say, we need to understand the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah. God established this feast with Moses in the Bible.
“Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD’ “ Leviticus 23:23-25 (NKJV).
The Jewish tradition of Rosh Hashanah is to blow trumpet blasts from a shofar (ram’s horn). The blower of the shofar blows 100 blasts from his horn in a series of long and short notes. The last blast is a very long blast. You can hear a sample here: Sound of the Shofar or Rosh Hashanah Synagogue service.
The purpose of the trumpet blast is to awaken you from a spiritual slumber. It is a call to repentance. For those of you who are not Jewish, God is calling all people to repentance. America needs to be awakened from her spiritual slumber. I hope you will use this celebration as a time to repent of your sins and make restitution to anyone whom you have wronged or have had a disagreement with in the past. Here is God’s warning to the church of Sardis:
“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. ‘Wake up, and strengthen the things that remain, which were about to die; for I have not found your deeds completed in the sight of My God. ‘So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent. Therefore if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you” Revelation 3:1-3 (NASB).
Time of Celebration
So it is time to celebrate the New Year. Eat some challah bread, apples and honey tonight for a “Sweet New Year”. Then take a look at the Sin List from A-Z and begin to prepare your hearts with repentance during the 10 Days of Awe, which begin with Rosh Hashanah and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Christ said He would return for His church in a twinkling of an eye so you will want to be prepared. The shofar blast during the Rosh Hashanah celebration represents the last trumpet before Christ’s return.
“Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (NASB).
Warning to America
America, this is your wake up call. It is time to repent. Some believe that this may be your last opportunity to repent before God pours forth His judgment on this nation.
Fall Feast Calendar
Shemitah Year (September 24, 2014 – September 13, 2015)
Elul 1 – Elul 29 (August 27 – September 24, 2014)
Rosh Hashanah, Feast of Trumpets (September 24, 2014)
10 Days of Awe (September 24 – October 3, 2014)
Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement (October 3- October 4, 2014
Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles (October 8 – October 16, 2014)
Blood Moons and Solar Eclipse
Feast of Tabernacles – October 8, 2014 – Blood Moon
Passover – April 4, 2015 – Blood Moon
Moses raised up tabernacle – March 20, 2015 – Total Solar Eclipse
Feast of Tabernacles – September 28, 2015 – Blood Moon