As Shemitah approaches - be cautious, don't panic

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A Messianic Jewish leader is suggesting American Christians take precautions in light of concerns over the next month's ending of the Shemitah year.

September 13, 2015, will be the official end of the Shemitah year, which occurs every seven years and what the Bible recounts is the year that the people were to forgive their debts and allow their land to rest. (See related article) Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says unusual events often occur during these Shemitah years.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"Look at 2001. The Shemitah was the day after 9-11 – and everything collapsed the day after 9-11," she shares. "Things have really never quite been the same [since then] simply because radical Islam has now become one of the major players on the globe. World history can be shaken by these seven-year cycles known as a Shemitah."

The ministry leader suggests Christians be prepared in light of predictions of dire consequences coming at the end of this Shemitah next month.

"I think that people should approach it cautiously and conservatively; I think they should take some money out of the bank; I don't think they should panic," she lists. "But I think they should do some limited preparation. I'm certainly not recommending people head for the hills – but to be honest, there are people who are heading to the hills."

Markell says she will be talking in depth about Shemitah and its ramifications on her program "Understanding the Times" this weekend on American Family Radio.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

I agree with this HHS proposal reversing the Obamacare section benefiting transgenders primarily because …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

‘We’re trapped’: Likely tornado rips through Oklahoma town
Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between its allies Iran, US
Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks
Mike Pence: West Point grads should expect to see combat
Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations
New candidates vie to succeed UK’s May with focus on Brexit
Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Tornado strikes El Reno, Oklahoma; at least 2 deaths confirmed: reports
Thousands march in Hong Kong to commemorate June 4 protests
Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity, limit Supreme Court
Video: Judge blocks part of Trump's border wall plan
Beto echoes Iranian propaganda, says Trump 'provoking another war' with troop increase

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Hobby Lobby’s $400M Bible museum getting largest Israel artifact collection

On its way to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., which is being built by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green for $400 million, visitors will find the largest collection of exported Israeli artifacts found on the planet.