You possibly won’t believe this! Carry on reading only if you have an open mind for, as I’ve blogged before, “truth is stranger than fiction”. The above title could easily read:
‘God-smacked’ by TWO sets of ‘God-incidents’!
Blogging time is currently at a premium. For the past fortnight I’ve wanted to explain why re-scheduling my wife’s spinal surgery was significant. Last week began with a couple of ‘quick’ items, and I settled into blogging on this as and when possible. Re-gathering my thoughts the first draft was too long, but I was inspired afresh mid-week.
I was ‘nudged’ to tackle it differently – overkill, so it seemed! Was I going overboard on a personal matter? Nudged yet again, “An introduction would help”. But hadn’t I done enough with musing further upon Paws 4 thought ?? I don’t want to bore readers!
But there was something in the air! Something deep was stirring. I couldn’t put a handle on it – maybe it was the mix of controversial headlines and others’ incisive blogs? However, I tried putting into words a strong sense of history repeating itself. To bring some sort of clarity into this – and I am not one for blowing my own trumpet – it’s necessary to refer to my early email. (Have entered 7th year of writing.)
That is, I began taking a different tack which should help you grasp what I was ‘sensing’. Thus, the first of a trilogy referred to a cyclic nature of historical events.
So Wed-Thurs last week I was busy getting this ‘off my chest’ before our usual long-weekend – and a week ago today I got up early to input editorial changes…but…
Little did I suspect this would ignite a series of coincidences on this subject!
Here’s what happened, like pieces of an invisible jigsaw falling ‘out of the blue’:
1. Thursday: on waking I heard, “Jonathan Cahn!”, and knew to refer to him to give those familiar with his book a hook and time-frame for my posts. [See ‘A’ below]
2. Moved original post’s mention of ‘Bells’ to new post’s opening paragraph; thought it may relate to blog’s long-standing contributor TP [B].
3. After updating draft, checked emails only to find one of TP’s friends had just emailed me direct about “timing…just right” and that “something is changing spiritually”!
4. Completed/published ‘1of 3’, logged out and noticed number of followers is ‘360’ [C].
5. Friday: on waking heard “360 degrees in a circle!” – precisely what I’m blogging about but as cycles! Therefore, writing about these specific cycles is confirmed!
6. Saturday: caught up with a dvd of Cahn’s session ‘The Shemitah Year’ at January’s Prophecy Summit in Alabama. Fascinating teaching and it refers to 2014-15.
7. Sunday: phoned D&SB in Devon (who’d recommended Cahn’s The Harbinger), only to be told that C&RP of their home group will be leading review of his book this week!!
8. Monday: at church prayer group told host MC about 1 & 7, but we were both amazed because that morning, without any pre-decision, she’d picked out that teaching to listen to next from her collection of recordings!!!
A. In the UK it was months before Messianic rabbi Cahn’s book came to my attention. It received poor reviews here as a sensationalist Christian novel. But I now find it was, in fact, published on 3rd January 2012 – when I was drafting a brief overview (as here) of financial analyst Eric Hadik’s work on economic cycles! Very interesting synchronicity, or ‘God-incidence!!
But for our friends’ insistent recommendation I wouldn’t have read The Harbinger. I got around to reading it as a birthday present last September! Until then I hadn’t known it was based upon the Levitical instruction to let land lie fallow every seventh year, which was practised for centuries in England until modern times.
I’m now sure there’s far more, a great deal more, to Cahn’s thesis than meets the eye!
B. Musing upon what I’d blogged since mid-February got me buzzing. Late afternoon a week ago yesterday, Wednesday 4th March, I split the original post and found myself writing about Middle-East news saying bells had started to ring! My mind was racing and I found some moments before bed to work on a hardcopy to reshape it. First thing in the morning ‘the bells’ got moved to the new first part’s opening paragraph.
There was a distinct feeling like when a series of almost two dozen coincidences struck me in 2012 in respect of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee bells. (The ‘God-incidents’ could be drawn like a series of logic-trees.) Now, I recalled Tony Puccio, a new reader at that time, had got in touch to refer to a dream about his doorbell being rung – see GET READY… (He’s now re-visited it, as here.)
C. Although TP’s friend decided to follow this blog on Thursday I didn’t know the total number of followers because that data’s not shown in WordPress’ admin screen. I could check on a linked screen but the figure’s based upon fellow WordPress bloggers’ only and excludes email-only readers. Therefore, I don’t note these different totals.
Logging-off for the day, however, I decided for once to check total number of ‘follows’ on the browser screen. There, the pop-up invitation window is easily read and includes all subscribers.
It said, “Join 360 other followers” – I thought no more about it; that is, until waking up the next day!
I can’t escape the conclusion that the Lord is stressing these cycles are important.
The Shemitah and Jubilee
In his book’s chapter 17, ‘The Mystery of the Shemitah’, and before explaining how it’s timing is directly connected to major international financial crashes, Cahn writes:
The Shemitah revolves around the number seven – it’s the seventh year. It begins and ends in the seventh month of the biblical year.
It originates in the opening verses of Leviticus 25, which describes it as a sabbatical rest for not only the land but also for labour and debts and associated matters. Seven such Sabbath years, that is 49 years, are especially significant and the 50th is a consecrated holy year – a Jubilee. (Visit BibleGateway to read chapter 25 in full and consider this interesting rabbinical post, The Fiftieth Year.)
Rabbi Cahn’s in-depth teaching explores how he found these 7 and 49/50 year periods are demonstrated in dramatic historic events since the founding of the USA, as well as those of modern Israel. His exposition deserves careful attention:
Some take issue with his relating the Lord’s instruction for Jewish observance to any modern gentile nation. For his thesis Jonathan goes back to events at the founding of the United States as a nation specifically based upon Judeo-Christian principles. Some would also comment with good reason about the large freemasonic influence in those days, which leads into speculative conspiracy theories of which I’m well aware.
Let me add my ‘tuppenny worth’ in pointing to grounds for Jonathan’s historical claims:
Jewish immigrants played an important part in British colonial and independent states of New England, none more so than Haym Salomon from Poland. Fluent in several languages and expert international financier he arrived in 1772, joining the Sons of Liberty in New York City. It was one of the colony’s most radical revolutionary groups.
Five years after rebellion against Britain’s king George the colonials were bankrupt. The American currency collapsed in 1781 with its treasury empty and no means of paying for the war or its debts. Saloman’s skill, knowledge, honesty and generosity kept America solvent during its first economic crisis with his personal credit backing the US finances. He died penniless in 1785 from a sickness contracted whilst imprisoned (twice for spying against the British).
According to John McTernan, he never received recognition during his lifetime but an official commemorative stamp was issued in 1975 in his honour. Its reverse stated:
Financial hero-businessman and broker Haym Salomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American revolution and later saved the nation from collapse.
Therefore, had it not been for a self-sacrificing Jewish financier, America wouldn’t exist as we know it today.
For details of John McTernan’s As America Has Done To Israel, click on image.
Scripture suggests the above ‘God-incidental’ events may be explained as follows:
‘The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]’. Psalm 37:23, Amplified Bible
Therefore, it certainly appears that the Lord is unequivocally telling us to take heed and learn about this Shemitah-Jubilee Year – and why!
May He bless you on your voyage of discovery…
More on cycles
- ‘Hand Holding Puzzle Pieces’ by Anusorn P Nachol
- ‘Teamwork’ by Franky242
- both appear courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net