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The Shmitah Year and September 2015

How many of you have heard or know about "The Shmitah


Year"?
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land during the Old
Testament times, they began to count and observe seven-year
cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known
as Shmitah, literally: to release.
This was established by God. Here is the Bible Scripture where
this is mentioned:
Deuteronomy 15: 1-4
1. At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.
2.This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel
any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not
require payment from anyone among their own people,
because the Lords time for canceling debts has been
proclaimed.
3.You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must
cancel any debt your fellow Israelite owes you.
4.However, there need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is
giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you,
The Shmitah year is based on the following: Forgiving or canceling all outstanding debts
between Jewish debtors and creditors.
The Shmitah year is a Sabbatical year and was meant to be a
blessing for the Jewish people but when they turned away from
God this year also turned into a year of judgement for the nation
of Israel. It has also become a year of judgement for the nations
of the world that turn away from God and also turn their backs
to His chosen people of Israel.
The United States is a nation founded on Judeo-Christian
principles but little by little it has walked away from these
principles.
The most recent Shmitah year cycles were 2001 and 2008. In
2001 we experienced the tragic event of 9/11 and 2008 the big
market crash. In 2008 the Stock Exchange experienced the

biggest fall of its history. It fell 777 points. A very symbolic


number.
Seven in the Bible is the number of completeness and perfection
(both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning
from being tied directly to Gods creation of all things.
According to Jewish tradition, the creation of Adam occurred on
October 7th, 3761 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the
seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word 'created' is
used 7 times describing Gods creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27
three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God's
Sabbath is on the 7th day. A very symbolic number indeed.
I believe these two events in 2001 and 2008 were two huge
warnings to America, but we refused to listen.
The next Shmitah year after 2008 began in September 2014 and
will end in September 13th 2015. But another mystery is added
for this Shmitah year. On Sept 13th, 2015, according to NASA,
there will be a partial solar eclipse as well. Also, the following
day, Sept 14th, 2015 is the Jewish New Year. Israel celebrates
the Feast of Trumpets also known as Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah first represents for the Jewish people God's creation. The second known
reference to Rosh Hashanah is the "Day of Judgment". In the Talmud Tractate of Rosh
Hashanah, (see description below), it states that three books of account are opened on Rosh
Hashanah, wherein the fate of the wicked, the righteous, and those of an intermediate class are
recorded. The names of the righteous are immediately inscribed in the Book of Life and they
are sealed "to live." The intermediate class are allowed a respite of ten days, until Yom Kippur,
to reflect, repent and become righteous; the wicked are "blotted out of the book of the living
forever."
The Talmud Tractate of Rosh Hashanah is a text that contains the most important rules
concerning the calendar year, together with a description of the inauguration of the months,
laws on the form and use of the Shofar and laws related to the religious services during the
Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashanah.
God is giving us many signs in heaven and earth to believe in Him and do His will. Are we
watching and listening?
As if this is not sufficient warning to us and the entire world it is
noteworthy that the last Blood Moon predicted by NASA
scientists will happen on September 28, 2015, and according to
NASA, it will be the last time this event will occur in our world.
It will never happen again.

Other years where significant events occurred during a Blood


Moon cycle:
- 1492 The Jewish people were liberated and
expelled from Spain. Something that we are
not taught in history class is that those
Jewish people utilized their money when
they were expelled from Spain and
financed Christopher Columbus' trip when he
discovered the New World.
- 1948 State of Israel is born
- 1967 Jerusalem was brought back to Israel in
the 6-day war
Super important events where God made sure to utilize His
"billboard" (The Sky) to call humanity's attention with Blood
Moons to announce that something great was going to occur.
Coincidence? I don't think so.
Now with the last Blood Moon on September 28th, 2015, is our
Heavenly Father trying to call our attention again and
communicate something special and great?

There is much more going on during the upcoming month of September


but I don't want to overwhelm you with so much information. This is plenty
to make us reflect and seek the Lord, I hope.
I hope we pay attention this time and turn to Him. The Bible
says in the Book of Acts chapter 2 verses 19, 20 and 21:
19. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on
the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to
blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of
the Lord.
21. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be
saved.

David Soto
August 28th, 2015