February 2016

Dear Friend,

An end-time mystery of restoration…
The Seventh Shemitah & The Prophetic Jubilee 

Word for the Month & for Mon., Feb. 1

Scripture: Psalm 85:4

See Message: The Prophetic Jubilee I

At the end of the book, The Mystery of the Shemitah is a mystery that actually gives the time parameters of when end-time events take place. I titled it “The Mystery of the Seventh Shemitah.”

Every seventh year was a Shemitah.  But every seventh Shemitah ushered in a Super Shemitah known as the ‘Jubilee.’ The Jubilee was the year of restoration.  If you lost your property, your ancestral home, your inheritance, your father’s possessions, your land, in the year of Jubilee, you got it back. You were restored.  “Everyone is to return to his property and to his family.” 

If any people on earth have ever been especially separated from their ancestral home, their inheritance, their father’s possession, their land, it is the Jewish people. Two thousand years ago the armies of Rome drove out the Jewish people from the land of Israel and scattered them throughout the earth. And yet, if the Jubilee belongs to any people, it belongs to the Jewish people. Could the Jubilee, the ancient year of restoration, the return to the land one has lost, to one’s ancestral possession, actually hold the key to Israel’s prophetic restoration and end-time events? 

We know that the Jubilee must always fall in the year after a Shemitah.  We can’t dogmatically say when the Jubilee falls, but we do know the timing of the Shemitah. The Shemitah of 1917 ended in September. The year following the Shemitah, was the period of September 1917 to September 1918.  Could that be the time parameter that holds the key to a prophetic restoration of Israel? For four centuries, the land of Israel was held by an Islamic power, the Ottoman Turkish Empire.  But the Ottoman Empire began to crumble and the land of Israel fell into the hands of the British Empire. In November 1917, the Empire issued the Balfour Declaration establishing the land of “Palestine” as a Jewish homeland - a prophetic end-time restoration, a Jubilee.  As in biblical Jubilee, Jewish people now returned to the land of their fathers, their ancestral homeland.  And it all took place in the exact time parameters decreed by the mystery.

If we move forward in time to the next Seventh Shemitah, it takes us to the Hebrew year beginning September 1966 to September 1967.  June 7, 1967, Israel is in the midst of the Six Day War. Israeli soldiers enter the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.  They make their way to the Western Wall, the Temple Mount. Now after 2000 years it is restored to them. They return to their ancestral possession - the second Jubilee!  When is the next reappearance of the cycle? It begins in September 2015 and goes to September 2016.  The cycle doesn’t have to continue but if it did what would that mean? If it follows the last two cycles, it would mean war, war in the Middle East, war concerning the nation of Israel. And when He makes a promise, He fulfills it. And when He does, He’s perfectly on time.

This month walk in the assurance and confidence of God’s power to bring restoration and to keep every promise given over your life. And may God greatly bless you as you do!  May God greatly bless you as you do. 

In His Love and Service,

Jonathan Cahn