Feb 27, 2020 4:15 PM
Shmita - The sabbath year, in Hebrew literally "release" is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the land of Israel, and still observed in contemporary Judaism.
On 2.13.20 in my spirit I heard ‘shemitah’. I was surprised when I heard this word, however I was familiar with it, having watched Rabbi and author Jonathan Cahn speak on this seven year biblical cycle. From my understanding – for the Jewish people, it was a time of forgiveness of one’s debts and also a time to free the land from excessive farming.
On 2.20.20 I was listening to an audio from the Prophcy Club titled ‘Did 2014 Start 7 Years of Plenty Then 7 Years of Famine or Tribulation’? According to host Stan Johnson, (paraphrased)…”On Sept 25, 2014, two cows were introduced to America – one, a black and white cow born Sept 24, 2014 and a second red cow, born on Sept 25, 2014. The day these cows were introduced just happened to be the 49th Shemitah. Both cows also had the number seven on their forehead.” Stan Johnson surmised…”These birth signs seem to signal the start of two sets of seven years.”… and raised the question…”Is it possible the timing of the birth of these two cows and the unmistakable number seven imprinted on their foreheads is pointing us to the period of time known as the seven years of famine?”
An article by Charisma News titled ‘The Shemitah Unraveled: What 2015-2016 Could Bring’ (by Troy Anderson and Jessilyn Justice 3.10.15) further elaborates…
“In the book of Genesis, the Shemitah began with the Pharaoh’s prophetic dream of 14 cows – seven healthy and seven sick. God revealed to Joseph that the seven healthy cows represented seven years of prosperity, while the sick were the seven years of famine to follow.”
“God gives a warning to Egypt to tell them what is coming,” (Jonathan) Cahn says. “The turning point is that seventh cow.”
“During his talk, Cahn pointed to a sign with biblical roots that went viral on newswires Sept. 25th 2014 -the very day the world entered the current Shemitah: a cow with the number seven on its head.”
Today 2.27.20 I went to my Bible to read again on the ten plagues as we are IN that time period right now. But instead the Holy Spirit led me to the story of pharaoh and his dream and Joseph. I was given three separate scriptures:
“Then the seven years of plenty which were in the land of Egypt ended.” (Gen 41:53)
“And the famine became severe in the land of Egypt.” (Gen 41:56)
When I was given the last scripture, I wept in my spirit.
“This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do.”
God is clearly showing His children that the famine foretold long ago is right around the corner. I pray we continue to heed and share the warnings as well as God’s message of love and repentance for we are closer to that hour than we have ever been.
The next Shemitah begins 9.7.21 in the Jewish year 5782.
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