The Shemittah, also known as Shemitah or Shmita happens after every 49th year, being the seventh of a series of seven-year cycles as described in Exodus 21:2, 23:10–11, Leviticus 25:1–7; Deuteronomy 15:1–11 and 31:10–13. It is patterned after God’s day of rest at the conclusion of His creation—the seventh day. It is also called the sabbatical year or shǝvi’it (שביעית) that means seventh, or sabbath of the land. The sabbath year Shmita (שמיטה) means release.
Leviticus chapter twenty-three is a list of the various feasts of Israel where God declared that they are His feasts. Man did not “invent them” and verse 14 indicates that they are to be observed as a statute “for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings”.
When Jesus commanded the disciples to remain in Jerusalem and wait there until the Holy Spirit came, it was in such a season.
Acts 2:1 states that “when the day of Pentecost was fully come”, the Holy spirit arrived. That was the feast of Shavuot (also known as the feast of weeks as seen in Leviticus 23:15-21.
There are precisely timed times and seasons in God. Clearly, He is working to a set plan and there is much more to this than we realize.
Part of His plan includes bringing a release to His people. It may be argued that Jesus brought a change and He did, but these feasts of the Lord remain as perpetual statutes.
It is evident that we still need to be released from things that are causing fear and distress and this is not negating the efficacy of His ministry. He broke the power of those things over us, but we must put it to work.
If we take COVID as one example, we need not fear it if we have a good relationship with the Lord, based on scriptural precedents, but simple tasks like shopping for food are becoming daunting.
We are being exposed to contract tracing procedures and mandatory wearing of face masks.
We need to ask how effective they really are and if there is indeed some form of conspiracy—what is in the jab itself? Is it a placebo, a “computer operating system” as some people seem to be proving, a hidden “poison”, Graphene Oxide or what? Do your own research!!!
Most people are simply “conforming” without question. The government is dictating terms, but this should not surprize us as it has happened before as in Daniel’s day. Many religious scholars and leaders have formed their own opinions, not taking into account that the principles or “laws” of God remain unchanged. He talks in terms of an everlasting covenant; a covenant that will last for one thousand generations and more He has not changed and His word abides forever. If so, then such covenants are still valid!
They have relevance and Shemitah is no exception.
It has very practical application insofar as it allows the land to lay fallow to enable it to recover after the previous seasons of constant agricultural activities.
God never intended man to rely on chemicals, but we place our trust in them—on man-made products, more than we do on God. That is like worshiping the golden calf and there is an association or relationship with “the calf” and pharmaceuticals.
Man is now relying more on chemicals injected into the body instead of turning to God for the remedy.
If we pause and reflect on the matter, the original sin was ingesting something into the body that God had forbidden.
I was shocked to discover the significance, for but more of that on another occasion. I urge you to search this matter also.
You may plant your land for six years and gather its crops. But during the seventh year, you must leave it alone and withdraw from it. The needy among you will then be able to eat just as you do, and whatever is left over can be eaten by wild animals. This also applies to your vineyard and your olive grove. Exodus 23:10–11
“God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, telling him to speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you come to the land that I am giving you, the land must be given a rest period, a sabbath to God. For six years you may plant your fields, prune your vineyards, and harvest your crops, but the seventh year is a sabbath of sabbaths for the land.
“And if ye shall say: ‘What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we may not sow, nor gather in our increase’; then I will command My blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth produce for the three years. And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the produce, the old store; until the ninth year, until her produce come in, ye shall eat the old store.” Leviticus 25:20–22
“I will scatter you among the nations, and keep the sword drawn against you. Your land will remain desolate, and your cities in ruins. Then, as long as the land is desolate and you are in your enemies’ land, the land will enjoy its sabbaths. The land will rest and enjoy its sabbatical years. Thus, as long as it is desolate, [the land] will enjoy the sabbatical rest that you would not give it when you lived there.” Leviticus 26:33-35
“At the end of every seven years, you shall celebrate the remission year. The idea of the remission year is that every creditor shall remit any debt owed by his neighbor and brother when God’s remission year comes around. You may collect from the alien, but if you have any claim against your brother for a debt, you must relinquish it....” Deuteronomy 15:1–6
“Moses then gave them the following commandment: ‘At the end of each seven years, at a fixed time on the festival of Sukkoth, after the year of release, when all Israel comes to present themselves before God your Lord, in the place that He will choose, you must read this Torah before all Israel, so that they will be able to hear it. ‘You must gather together the people, the men, women, children and proselytes from your settlements, and let them hear it. They will thus learn to be in awe of God your Lord, carefully keeping all the words of this Torah. Their children, who do not know, will listen and learn to be in awe of God your Lord, as long as you live in the land which you are crossing the Jordan to occupy’.” Deuteronomy 31:10–13
Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, saying: “At the end of seven years ye shall let go every man his brother that is a Hebrew, that hath been sold unto thee, and hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee”; but your fathers hearkened not unto Me, neither inclined their ear.” Jeremiah 34:13–14
Additional readings: Nehemiah 10:31; 2 Chronicles 36:20–21; 2 Kings 19:29, 35; Isaiah 37:30
Benefits & Purpose
The purpose of the Shemitah was to allow the land to recover from agriculture and to provide sustenance for the poor.
During Shmita, the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity, including plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting is forbidden by halakha (Jewish law). Cultivation techniques such as watering, weeding, trimming and mowing may be performed as a preventive measure only. Any fruits or herbs which grow of their own accord and where no watch is kept over them are deemed hefker (ownerless) and may be picked by anyone.
It is meant to break the cycle of perpetual debt and poverty in which many people found themselves trapped.
All debts, except those of foreigners, were to be remitted. The people of Israel were instructed to forgive debts owed by fellow Israelites, refrain from direct cultivation, and permit people and animals to harvest the free-growing crops that remained.
Although normal “work” was not to continue, God ensured that food supplies were maintained and that no one was left without anything. In essence, it was a total release of everything that bound people and enabled then to make a fresh start.
The great reset
Although I have said that I wanted to avoid getting caught up in the end time prophecies that abound, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a great reset agenda already in motion. It may be setting the stage for the one world government often talked about.
High-profile business and political leaders attended such meetings, convened by Charles, Prince of Wales and the WEF chief executive officer Klaus Schwab who spoke of rebuilding society and the economy following the COVID-19 pandemic. Schwab listed three core components of the Great Reset:
Creating conditions for a “stakeholder economy”
Building in a more “resilient, equitable, and sustainable” way—based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics which would incorporate more green public infrastructure projects
To “harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” for public good.
The World Economic Forum generally suggests that a globalised world is best managed by a self-selected coalition of multinational corporations, governments and civil society organizations.
It sees periods of global instability – such as the financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic – as “windows of opportunity to intensify its programmatic efforts”.
Close analysis of these points reveals a pattern that seems to be leading towards a one world government, the emergence of the antichrist and more. Interestingly Klaus Schwab is a satanist.
I recommend that you conduct your own research into such matters and avoid the acceptable normal sources, social media and news agencies that already show signs of being bought off or are part of the organization and secret societies.
We are indeed living at a crossroads in humanity. I do however have good news and it brings me back to Shemitah.
The end of an era
When the Israelites crossed over the River Jordan and into the Promised Land—the manna ceased. God’s provision for a season ceased. They were about to enter a new season. We must wonder if we have reached the end of an era and God wants to usher us into a new season.
The grain offerings (Omer) were made at the Temple in Jerusalem on the second day of Pesach, signaling the start of the harvest season, which culminated at Shavuot. The Omer was counted on each of the 49 days between Pesach and Shavuot in a tradition known as counting the Omer. Today, the counting begins on the second night of Pesach at the seder.
This is the setting for Acts chapters one and two, that we see in the KJV as “when the day of Pentecost had fully come”. God is indeed working to a pattern or a seasonal plan. If we are about to enter a new season, it should not surprize us if God’s provision changes and that God’s way of doing things changes. If we continue doing the same things as we have become accustomed to do and allowed them to become habit forming and expect the same results in a changed world, we may need to re-evaluate everything.
When Israel was wandering through a certain place in the wilderness, they encountered deadly snakes. People died if one bit them and when they asked for help, God told Moses to make a brass serpent and place it on a pole, instructing anyone who was bitten to stand at the foot of that thing and gaze upon it. It worked! They were healed.
The day came when the pillar of fire and the cloud moved on and a new season had arrived. The people had to move or be left behind.
When they moved on with God, they left those snakes behind and the thing that God used once was no longer required—but the people took it with them and it later became a false god—an idol that the worshiped.
In the third year of King Hoshea son of Elah of Israel, Hezekiah son of King Ahaz of Judah became king. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years; his mother’s name was Abi a daughter of Zechariah. He did what was pleasing to the Lord, just as his father David had done.
Several years ago the Lord started telling me that the church has made its own Nehushtans. Saying such a thing makes one unpopular, but we are not in any popularity contest. It is better to serve and please God than man. Nevertheless, the results seem to be proof and a change is necessary. Several questions therefore need to be asked. Is this pandemic man made? Perhaps. It is part of a conspiracy theory? Perhaps. Is there really a vaccine cure-all? I doubt it. Is God somehow “behind it”, either by permission or by direct intervention?
We know that the devil tries to mimic things that God does. He is a counterfeiter because he cannot create—God is the creator.
The devil operates is by lies and deception, fooling people who do not know truth to fall into his snares. See 2 Corinthians 4:4.
Where there is a genuine article, he tries to counterfeit it. If there is no truth, there can be no lie. If you look again at my report on page 6, where the World Economic Forum has clearly revealed its intentions that they call the great reset. Klaus Schwab is a satanist, so the devil is motivating him and others like him.
It would appear that this “great reset” is the enemy’s counterfeit to the real and true Great Reset—God’s and Shemittah is one such reset. It happened every 50 years.
If we believe that Jesus will return one day, the obvious question to ask is when. It is easy to get caught up in “prophecy” and not factor in one major component—the last trumpet call:
See, I speak a secret to you: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
...the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, all the tribes of the Land will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with tremendous power and glory. He will send out his angels with a great shofar; and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “Now let the fig tree teach you its lesson: when its branches begin to sprout and leaves appear, you know that summer is approaching. In the same way, when you see all these things, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door. Yes! I tell you that this people will certainly not pass away before all these things happen. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:30-35
Please take note the reference to the Last Trump. If there is a last trump, there has to be more than one— a first.
To correctly interpret prophecy, we should look at it from Genesis to Revelation and consider the Feasts of the Lord that are still valid not just Jewish tradition, but God’s blueprint for His master plan for us all. There is a common thread throughout the scriptures that speak of this as seen in Leviticus 23:
this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live.
These feasts of the Lord are still valid!
And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the Lord.”The day is to be a “memorial” with “blast of trumpets.” Leviticus 23:23-25
A trumpet or shofar was used to rouse people to war or to give instructions and as a call to repentance.
Exodus 19 and 20 gives the account of God’s appearance on Mount Sinai and the giving of the Ten Commandments. God invited the people to enter into a covenant. He manifested His presence in smoke and fire on the mountain, along with the fearful sound of a trumpet that caused the people to tremble. See Exodus 19:13, 16-19; 20:18 etc. The Feast of Trumpets, or the sound of the shofar uses the same words. The word of God often links trumpet calls with prophecy.
Blow a horn in Zion, Sound an alarm on My holy mount! Let all dwellers on earth tremble, For the day of the Lord has come!
Rosh Hashanah, meaning “the head of the year” in Hebrew, is known in English as the Jewish New Year. It is one of three holy festivals that the Lord commanded the Jewish people to observe in Tishrei, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. (The reason it is known as the New Year even though it is the seventh month biblically is because there is a religious New Year and a civil New Year.
The other two are Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement (on Tishrei 10) and Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles (beginning on Tishrei 15). Besides heralding the arrival of Tishrei, the Feast of Trumpets also begins a 10-day period known as the Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) that falls between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement.
Those 10 days are a time for Jewish people to reflect on sin and repent in preparation for the latter day.
The word memorial spoken of in Leviticus reminds Israel of the covenant with its need for repentance—but is also “reminds” God of His covenant promises. When Scripture speaks of God being “reminded” of something or “remembering” something, it means that He is going to take action based on His past promises (see Genesis 8:1, Exodus 2:24).
The Feast of Trumpets both implores God to accept Israel’s repentance and reminds the Jewish people that they have entered into a binding covenant with Him. This should mean as much to us as it does to the Jews.
These feasts are not mentioned in great detail in the New Testament, but they are there nevertheless. John 7:37 for example shows us that Jesus attended them and that they lasted for seven days.
These Jewish feasts are thus important to us today. Perhaps Shemittah is upon us and if so, we should consider that it is part of God’s eternal plan and established set times and seasons.
It may be the last one we will experience in its present format. It may be the one whereby the last remaining prophetic fulfillment of the Feasts of the Lord is about to happen. This will be the one when the Last trumpet will sound and only people like you (I hope) and me will hear it. When we hear that sound, we are gone and will meet Jesus in the air. Are you ready?
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