Warning! Are You Ready for September?

Today’s blog will be different…

Today’s blog is difficult for me to write…

Today’s blog is difficult to read…

Today’s blog is a warning…

But please hear me out…

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Last Saturday, I had a conversation with a friend about what was to transpire in September.  Some of you may be aware of the events that are set to take place next month, but some of you may not.  It piqued my interest and forced me to do some digging and research.  After a week of investigation, I want to share some of my findings, but I challenge you to do some exploring of your own.  The resources are endless.  I have included some links, but there are many more out there.

 

In our lifetime, there has never been a series of events that are historically, scientifically, and biblically connected like the events that are set to unfold in September of 2015.

Biblical/Historical Significance:

September 13, 2015 is the once every-seven-years biblical day of reckoning on the Jewish calendar when all debts and credits are wiped clean. “Shemitah as it is called, is the Sabbatical year, which occurs every seventh year.  Shemitah is “Shabbat” (the Sabbath) for the land of Israel; the land “rests” in a fashion, similar to the way the Jewish people rest every seventh day (Leviticus 25:4).”

While observing Shemitah guarantees abundant produce, neglecting it leads to judgment.  Jeremiah foretold that the Jewish people would be exiled for not keeping Shemitah by not allowing the land to rest (Jeremiah 17:4).  When the Jewish people violated the law of Shemitah, God exiled them for seventy years until the land “enjoyed her Sabbaths” (2 Chronicles 36:19-21).

Jewish tradition teaches that exile is the penalty for the three cardinal sins of murder, idolatry, and sexual immorality, and for neglecting to keep the laws of Shemitah!  Our country is guilty on all accounts.  On the last two final days of Shemitah, the exact same biblical “day of remission,” which is Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar, there have been record stock market collapses.  Our stock market is currently on a path leading to another collapse of historical proportions, along with numerous other countries’ markets around the world.

2001 was a Shemitah year.  There was the dot com crash of 2001. On September 11, 2001, we were attacked on American soil by terrorists.  When the stock market reopened on 9/17/01 it lost 684 points in one day.

2008 was a Shemitah year.  On September 29, 2008, the stock market collapsed 777 points after nearly a year of economic collapse.

Jonathan Cahn Message of the Shemitah

September 28, 2015 is also the appearance of the final of the Four Blood Moons that align with the Feasts of the Lord within this century. There have been three Tetrads, or series of four consecutive Blood Moons with a total solar eclipse occurring somewhere in the sequence, that are tied to Jewish history.  Each time the four Blood Moons appeared on the exact days of Passover and Feast of Tabernacles on the consecutive years.

 

The first Tetrad of Blood Moons was in 1493-94.

In 1492, the Jews were banished from Spain when they refused to convert to Catholicism.  Christopher Columbus sailed to America and found a safe place for the Jews.  “The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 was a world-changing moment.  The mantle of prosperity was lifted from Spain and placed upon the shoulders of an infant nation that would become the United States of America.  God almighty used the Four Blood Moons of 1493-94 as a heavenly billboard to mankind.”

 

The second Tetrad of Blood Moons was 1949-1950.

In 1948, Israel was once again declared a nation.  The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people, so this was a truly significant time for Israel and the Jews.  The first permanent Israeli government took office on January 25, 1949.  During the next several months, several truce agreements were signed and the borders were established.  It was during this time that the second series of Blood Moons occurred.

 

The third Tetrad occurred from 1967-68.

After years of wars, following their statehood, things came to a head in 1967 when the Arab nations united to come against Israel.  In the Six-Day War that ensued, Israel was blessed by the hand of God and after a series of miraculous triumphs, they won the war.  Jerusalem was finally reunited with the Jewish people for the first time in nearly nineteen hundred years.

 

We are currently in the midst of the fourth Tetrad of Blood moons occurring from 2014-15, with the final Blood Moon appearing on September 28th.

  1. Passover, April 15, 2014
  2. Feast of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014
  3. Passover, April 4, 2015
  4. Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015

John Hagee-Four Blood Moons

The Jewish Jubilee year starts on Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, which begins September 23rd at sundown into September 24th.  A Jubilee year historically means blessing for those who are humble and repentant and are seeking to hear and obey the Holy Spirit, but is also judgment for those who are unrepentant for their sins.  A Jubilee year happens at the end of seven sets of seven years or every 49 years, with the last beginning in 1967, the year of the Six-Day War, making 2015 the start of the next Jubilee year.

Jubilee Year 2015

Current Events:

September 17th is the deadline for Congress to approve the Iranian nuclear deal.

September 23rd Pope Francis, the 266th pope, is to meet with President Obama, on the 266th day of the year.

September 24th the Pope will address a joint session of Congress.

September 25th The Pope will be the keynote speaker at the UN in New York.  He is expected to endorse the UN’s new global agenda titled “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”  The Pope has already called for a global government to fight climate change and poverty.

I must admit, I don’t know exactly what all this means, but I do know that it is a warning. Why?  Because, historically God has given warnings to His people before the coming of a great trial or disaster.  He also says we will not know the day or the hour of His return, but we are to watch for the signs (Matt. 24:33,36).  I’m not saying that Christ is returning in September and I’m not saying He is not.  Even the Son does not know.  What I am saying is these are the facts.  I don’t think it is by accident that He is lining things up in this way or that He is revealing it to so many.  I believe we may be headed into a time of great trials.  There is no end to the possibilities of the repercussions of these events that are about to take place.  We could see terrorist attacks, natural disasters, economic collapse, or all of the above…or we could see Christ in the clouds calling His children home. Either way, the message is this…all that matters is where you stand with Jesus Christ.

Look UP

JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER AND THE ONLY SALVATION!

No matter what September brings…Christ is coming…soon! So Look Up!  I’m ready!  Are you?

Battle Cry! It’s Time Christians!

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Several weeks ago, I had a life changing experience.  It was the first step in many to come.  God shook me to the core and called me to action.  I can’t even tell you what it entails yet or what it is going to look like, but He spoke and I must obey.  I will give you a glimpse of how He moved that night.  He would not let me rest, so at 1 am I got up and I wrote it down.  I had not read what I had written until just minutes ago, but it is profound for me.  Sometimes I have the privilege of sitting at this computer and letting God write the words with really no recollection or input of my own, it seems. This was one of those times…and this is what I wrote…

 

Tonight, I watched the movie “Fury.”  It was about a tank crew in Nazi Germany, in World War II.  It was a very gruesome, violent movie.  It was full of blood and gore and profanity.  I don’t enjoy these kinds of movies, but the reality of the events really stirred something in me.  As I crawled in bed, I cried out to God.  I didn’t know what else to do.

The questions I have for Him are endless.  Why have you not stopped the violence?  How can you look around and see all that is going on and not just wipe us out?  My heart hurts as I look around and see the atrocities that are taking place all around the world.  Why have you not sent Your Son to stop all of this?  Why have You not come back?  Deep in my soul, the answer came…”For the one.  I am not willing that any should perish.” The answer is, we as Christians have not done what we are called to do.  I am talking to myself.  Maybe I’m talking to you, but we Christians, as a whole, have not gone into all the world and preached the gospel.  We have not searched for the lost souls that are wondering aimlessly, with no hope and introduced them to the Savior of the world.  Our job is not getting done…and so He waits.  My heart longs for His return, so that my children do not have to suffer the things to come.

Around the world people are dying daily for their faith, as the world turns away and pretends they don’t see.  Babies are being ripped from their mothers’ wombs and sold for their parts under the guise of freedom of choice, while a man is being threatened for his life for killing a famous lion.  Laws are being passed that allow men to enter women’s restrooms, to protect a few from offense, while many others’ safety is being threatened.  The Biblical standard by which all marriage is based has been cast aside for the perverted pleasure of some, while the masses will suffer in the aftermath of the ruling.  It’s a sick, twisted; upside down world we are living in.  Lies have become truth to so many, and Truth has become bigotry.  There is no longer absolute Truth, but what each individual declares as their own truth.  If our truth is not God’s Truth, then it’s a lie!  We have no authority to change the absolute Truth of God’s Word.  We have no authority to make laws that are contradictory to what His Word teaches or says.  Lawmakers may think they have the power to overrule what the Bible says, but they do not have the authority, and when they choose to take their power and abuse it in such a way…there will be consequences.  A time is coming very soon in our nation, where every person will feel the effects of a small number of people who chose to go against God and His laws and make their own.  His hand of protection and blessing will be removed, and we will suffer.  Around the world others are already facing it.  Why do we think we are immune?

We have a president and people in power who think that they can redefine our national heritage and delete the history of our nation.  They are leading our children like sheep to slaughter and indoctrinating them with lies in our schools.  We feel powerless to do anything to stop the corruption.  We rant and we complain.  We hate the things we see happening.  We shake our heads and disagree with those who have chosen this path, yet we do nothing to change the course of what is happening.

It’s time we take this country back!  It’s time we strip those in power, of their power, and appoint people with values and common sense.  It’s time we stand on their porches and pound on their doors and make them lose sleep over the decisions they are making.  It’s time that we make our voices heard, not just on our computers, but in their faces.  It’s time we drop to our knees and ask God to forgive all of us for our part in the mess we are in, because we are all guilty.  We are guilty of turning the other way instead of standing for what is right.  We are guilty of being passive and keeping our mouths shut instead of speaking out against the injustices and wrongs.  We are guilty of electing people into office who have no business being there, because we are afraid to put ourselves into those positions.  Father forgive us for our apathy as we allowed our nation to fall further and further from You and now cry out because it is a mess!

 

I must confess, this scares me to death!  These words are bold and abrasive, but true, non the less.  “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.  Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our LORD…” 2 Timothy 1:7-8a.  So, I will be bold and I will obey and I’ll let God take care of the rest.  How about you?  What is God calling you to do?