As Shemitah approaches - be cautious, don't panic

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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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.

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