Book Review: The Mystery of the Shemitah by Jonathan Cahn

Jonathan Cahn, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Harbinger, has released a sequel titled, The Mystery of the Shemitah.

If you read  The Harbinger,  which has sold over 1 million copies, you will know that the mystery of the Shemitah” (pronounced shmee-TAH) is one of the nine harbingers of judgment – and it appears that judgment is coming to America in 2015!  

Shemitah is a Hebrew word that means, release or remission.  The Shemitah is a Sabbatical Year. The Bible records in Exodus 23:10-11 and Leviticus  25:20-22 the Lord commanding the Israelites that when they come into their land of promise, they must allow their land to rest every seven years. Also, Deuteronomy 15:1-6 further says that creditors were to release debtors from their obligations. There would be serious repercussions for Israel if they did not follow the Lord’s instructions – and there were!

According to Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi, 2015 is a Shemitah or Sabbatical year.  In connecting the Shemitah to the U.S., Rabbi Cahn reveals that the country’s five greatest economic crashes that occurred in 1973, 1980,1987, 2001 and 2008, all have happened in Shemitah years. He also links the mystery of the Shemitah to major events in world history, including World War I, World War II, the Great Depression and the Fall of the towers at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. 

The next Shemitah year begins September 24, 2014. So, is the U.S. heading for an economic disaster in the coming year? While Rabbi Cahn writes that if the Shemitah manifests in judgment against America, then we can expect America’s economic structure to become unhinged in a way that we’ve never seen before. 

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