Who cares about the Shemitah?
(By Sister Hoopes)
|Blood Moon. On Sept. 28 will be a Super Blood Moon.|
Super because the moon will be at it's closest point
to the earth. Will be very easily seen from Jerusalem.
There has been lot of talk about the ending of the Shemitah Cycle of 2014-2015, which ended on September 13, 2015 THIS YEAR. There has been talk about the possible crash of the stock market again, at the end of the Shemitah Year, as it did in 2008, 2001, 1987, 1931. But, for the naysayers, it didn't happen on September 13, this year. All is well in Zion, let's move on! But, I am thankful because of all the talk. I have learned more about the Old and the New Testaments than I have ever done before. I have come to learn that God talks to his people and He warns His people and He has done it for centuries. I have learned that the God of the Old Testament, speaks to us today and because I have listened, I have studied and I have learned. I have learned so much from the mouth of a Jew, by which I have come to understand more about the Jewish symbolism and the Jewish ways, and Jewish rejection of the Messiah and the signs of the times given to God's ancient people as well as His people today. I have been fascinated as we listen to the Words of Isaiah from the mouth of a Jew and find that those very scriptures were so important to Nephi that he included them in the Book of Mormon as another witness for our day. So, are we going to keep on listening or are we going to dismiss the events of this month as all hype or drama? Do I believe tomorrow is the end of the earth? No way, there is still too much work to do.
Maybe, the signs of the times, are still there, but we may be failing to look for them and see them. God reveals to those who seek. I personally saw many signs that I feel will change the world. We listened and made changes that kept us personally from losses in the stock market. We added to our food storage, we prayed for leaders to come forth and stand for truth and righteousness. We looked inside ourselves and searched for the things for which we need to repent and we need to change. And we looked to see how the Jewish Holidays and Gods Laws and warnings fit into our religious history and the Restoration of the Gospel. We pondered and studied the words of the latter day Prophets.
Lehi, left Jerusalem in 600 BC. Was it a Shemitah year? He heeded the warning of destruction?
2 seven year cycles later, in 586 BC, Jerusalem was destroyed. Did Lehi enter the promised land in a Shemitah or a Jubilee year? I don't know, but we know that they lived the Law of Moses. It was the un-corrupted Law of Moses that they took with them. See Alma 25:16.They would have celebrated the Shemitah or Sabbath Year, during their years of righteousness. God warned his people to leave to protect the righteous in the Book of Mormon. How many times? Study and find out.
It has been a blessing to us to study and learn , again, by the mouth of a Jew. By the way, it was a Messianic Jew, a believer in Yeshua, or Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel. Are we not the House of Israel ourselves? Do we not have Patriarchal Blessings that give our lineage and give us blessings and warnings. Don't we have God speaking to us in our everyday lives? Yes, I do. Am I thankful that I have signs and warnings given through the Gift of the Holy Ghost as well as the Gift of the Holy Scriptures and the gift of the Holy Prophets? Yes, I am.
My Patriarchal Blessing not only told me, that I was of the House of Israel through Ephraim, but also
"You shall be a blessing unto many and shall see the church grow and see many eventful things happen and shall assist His people to prepare for the great day of His Glory."
I testify to you that I have already seen many eventful things (9/11), and this Shemitah year I have seen eventful things that will change the world, just like 9/11. They may not be as dramatic as the burning towers of 9/11 but they will be just as eventful and life changing. May we as a people prepare ourselves, so that we can be a part of the "Great "and not the Dreadful day of His coming. Whether it is great or dreadful will depend on our own preparation for the "Great Day of His Glory" ..
Watch on Sunday, September 28, the last of the 4 blood moons that have occurred. Two last year and two in this Shemitah Year - all four on Jewish High Holy Days. Is God warning us? Of course, He is and of course He has! And of course He will in the future.
We received this warning on September 23, 1995 from the First Presidency and the Apostles of God.
"WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, WE WARN that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society".
What did you see this Shemitah Year? What are you going to do about it? It starts with you and it starts with me!
Sorry, but we'll do a blog later this week. I just got carried away with my thoughts and warnings.
May we listen and obey, that is my prayer for all of us, at this great and eventful time in the History of Gods world. I bear this testimony of Gods love for us by His warnings to us, in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
Joseph Smith received the 1st Vision in the Jubilee Year 1820( a year of blessing)
Joseph Smith received the plates on September 23, 1827. On the very day of the Feast of the Trumpets in a Shemitah year.
1917-1918- A Jubilee Year, the British took Palestine, from the Turks, without a shot being fired. AND The Vision of the Redemption of the Dead to Pres. Joseph F. Smith - A Jubilee Year
Jerusalem returned to the Jews in 1966-67, following the 6 day War. A Jubilee Year.
September 23, 1995: The Family: Proclamation to the WORLD by a prophet of God, Gordon B. Hinckley. The warning year following the Shemitah year of 1993-1994.
Who cares about the Shemitah??? We all should!!!