The ancient principle of the “Shemitah” goes back 3,000 years to the time of Moses, but a rabbi from New Jersey is warning Americans to pull out their Bibles and take note.
The year of the Shemitah, also called the Sabbath year, begins at sundown Wednesday with the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and continues through Sept. 13, 2015. It could hold severe consequences for the future of the United States of America, warns Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
Cahn has authored a new book that zeroes in like a laser beam on the little-known biblical passage of Leviticus 25:1-10. It contains what seems like a benign rule of Sabbath rest for farmers, yet Cahn believes there is a lesson for today’s America – the principle of the Shemitah is alive and well. Ignore it at your own peril.
His book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” explains how the Sabbath is not just a day of the week. For ancient Israel there was also a Sabbath year, which fell once every seven years on the Hebrew calendar.