Signs In Sky Point To Collapse
The approaching solar eclipse on March 20, followed by another blood moon on
Passover, brings warnings of judgment coming to an unrepentant nation that has
turned its back on God, says the author of two New York Times-bestselling books
on America’s place in an increasingly chaotic world.
author of “The Harbinger” and “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” says he will be
watching and taking notes on the landmark Supreme Court decision expected this
summer on same-sex marriage while also keeping an eye on ISIS and Israel in the
Throw in a volatile U.S. stock market, and Cahn expects to
be a busy man for the remainder of the Shemitah year, which reaches its halfway
point at sundown on March 20.
That also happens to be the day of a total
The second half of the Shemitah and its ultimate climax on
Sept. 13, which is Elul 29, the infamous “wipe-out day” on the Hebrew calendar,
is dreaded by financial investors. This is the same day that brought the two
biggest single-day stock market crashes in U.S. history to that point, Sept. 17,
2001 and Sept. 29, 2008. In the 2008 crash, the Dow fell 777.7 points on the
news that the House of Representatives voted down a $700 billion bailout deal.
If you’re starting to get the idea that the Shemitah is all about the number
seven, you wouldn’t be far off the mark.
Following 2001 and 2008, the
next Shemitah year is 2015, which follows a seven-year cycle laid out for Moses
in Exodus, then repeated in Leviticus. Every seventh year, the Israelites were
instructed by God to celebrate a Sabbath year, letting the land rest from sowing
and reaping and canceling out the debts of their countrymen. Everyone would
start with a clean financial slate on Elul 29, the day of “release.” They would
be blessed as long as they followed God’s commandments, but when they turned to
false gods or followed their own pursuits independent of God, that’s when the
blessings turned to judgments, often starting out light but turning more severe
the longer the warning signs were ignored.
Cahn sees a similar phenomenon
playing out in America. He traces the first signs of judgment to 1973, a
Shemitah year, following the removal of prayer from public schools in the 1960s
and then the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. That started a
downhill spiral, with each judgment getting more pronounced, including the
stock-market crashes of 1980 and 1987, followed by terror attacks and a market
crash in September 2001, then another financial collapse seven years later in
September 2008. The present Shemitah year started Sept. 25, 2014, and is now
halfway to its climax in September 2015.
“You never want to put God in
box. He doesn’t have to do anything, but the pattern has been, the last seven
Shemitahs, there’s been a collapse every time. And then the last two have been
exactly to the day, on this Elul 29 wipe-out day,” Cahn said.
Elul 29 is
the last day of the Hebrew month of Elul, which is followed by the month of
Tishri. Elul 29 falls this year on Sunday, Sept. 13, which is the eve of the
Feast of Trumpets, also known as Rosh Hashanah.
“Tishri is the month that
manifests the wipe-out,” Cahn said. “Throughout history, the greatest crashes
have all been focused on Tishri.”
Ominous signs in the heavens?
The current Shemitah year is being watched even more closely by some because it
coincides with a rare tetrad of four blood moons that all occur on biblical
feast days, the next coming on April 4, which is Passover. The tetrad of blood
moons has only occurred three other times in the last 500 years. On top of the
four blood moons, there will be a total solar eclipse on March 20 and a partial
solar eclipse on Sept. 13 or Elul 29.
There’s that day again, Elul 29,
the very day that in biblical Israel all debts were canceled and all financial
accounts wiped clean, ushering in the month of Tishri and the Feast of Trumpets.
The trumpet is symbolic in scripture of coming judgment and for people to get
their lives right with God, Cahn said. The solar eclipse, likewise, has often
been associated with ominous warnings in scripture.
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of the signs in the Bible of judgment can be a darkening of the sun,” Cahn said.
“Well, on Elul 29 the sun will be darkened. A solar eclipse. I don’t want to be
dogmatic, but the last time that happened was 1987; it ushered in black Monday,
the worst percentage crash in Wall Street history. It also happened during the
Great Depression. So it’s like a lot of convergence is going on at the same
The prophet Joel connected solar eclipses and blood moons with the
end times. In Joel 2:30-31, he prophesied: “And I shall show wonders in the
heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall
be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible
day of the Lord come.”
The Shemitah can also bring major turns in world
events. In his book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” Cahn demonstrates how the
rise and fall of empires have coincided with the seven-year cycle. Hitler’s
Third Reich, Japan’s dynasty, the Ottoman Empire, the Austro-Hungarian and
Russian empires all fell in accordance with the seven-year cycle of the
The day Nisan 1 marks the biblical new year on the Hebrew
calendar, which is March 20, the same day as the solar eclipse and the exact
center point of the Shemitah year.
“I think it’s significant. Generally
the pattern is the dramatic part comes at the end. However, there is often
foreshadowing at the beginning,” Cahn said.
In the first week of the
Shemitah in September 2014, Russia became the world’s No. 1 nuclear power,
surpassing America. In the second week of the Shemitah, the American economic
juggernaut that began in 1871, the year the U.S. became the greatest economic
power on earth, came to an end. China surpassed the U.S. in gross domestic
What’s more, China last month announced plans for its currency
to replace the dollar as the world’s global reserve currency.
Black, an international investor and founder of Sovereign Man, reported recently
that China had placed billboards near the international airport in Thailand
advertising its currency. He wrote:
“When I arrived to Bangkok the other
day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard – and it
The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: ‘RMB: New
Choice; The World Currency’
Given that the Bank of China is more than 70%
owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very
It means that China is literally advertising its currency
overseas, and it’s making sure that everyone landing at one of the world’s
busiest airports sees it. They know that the future belongs to them and they’re
“China took the crown,” Cahn told WND. “That’s something
I’ve been warning about for a long time, that the crown would be passed from
America to China. One of the things about the Shemitah, is it’s not only linked
to the economy but also history and the rise and fall of nations. So, to see
that is very ominous. What you’re watching with America, it has been blessed by
God and now it’s driving God and His ways out. What’s going to happen to
Another barometer is America’s relations with Israel. That
relationship appears more strained than it has been in decades, as President
Obama’s former campaign advisers are working in Israel to unseat Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu. When Netanyahu came to the U.S. to deliver a speech to
Congress, he was snubbed by the president and more than 100 Democrats.
Cahn believes the law of “blessing and cursing” with regard to nations and their
treatment of the Jewish people, according to Genesis 12:3, is still in effect.
“Then you have America and Israel, another law of ancient times, and then
you have the signs. I mean that was major, the end of the American age. We’re
watching it happen,” he said. “So I believe it’s all coming. Whether it happens
in the exact parameters or not, it’s coming.”
Sinking into the abyss
Morally, America continues to sink into the abyss, he said.
Wall Street Journal and NBC News survey found that 59 percent of Americans
support allowing same-sex marriage, nearly double the 30 percent support
reported in 2004.
On the day the poll was reported, March 10, the media
were rife with astonishment in how a nation’s public opinion could transform in
such a short period of time on such a controversial subject.
week, 379 companies filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court in
support of same-sex marriage. The list of names on the brief reads like a Who’s
Who of corporate America: Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Coca-Cola, the
NFL, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, J.P. Morgan-Chase, Goldman Sachs and Wells
Fargo are among the hundreds of companies asking the high court to overturn a
lower court’s ban on gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
If the old saying is true that “the Supreme Court follows the election
returns,” then there is a good chance that the high court will issue a sweeping
same-sex marriage decree that requires all states to recognize same-gender
The redefinition of marriage would be just another nail in the
coffin, sealing the coming judgment of American, Cahn believes.
major. I believed for years it was going to happen if we didn’t turn around.
These are milestones of world history to begin with,” Cahn said. “But in another
key Shemitah year was 1973. That year saw Roe v. Wade, the other kind of
milestone. And within one month of Roe v. Wade, that Supreme Court decision with
abortion, the financial realm collapsed. Led to a global recession. That same
year, America lost its first war in modern history, or ever, in Vietnam. So
these were watermark years. And now we have another Shemitah, with another
Supreme Court ruling most likely in June; that is another kind of cataclysmic,
moral, spiritual thing. What’s that going to do in the spiritual realm? Well, I
believe it’s all coming together.”
Cahn said most people aren’t aware
that the Shemitah is linked to end-time prophecy.
“The last part of
end-time prophecy we call the tribulation period. Well, how long is that? A
seven-year cycle, linked to Daniel’s 70 sevens which is linked to the Shemitah,”
he said. “And there’s one of the mysteries called the mystery of the seventh
The Bible instructs that every seventh Shemitah, or 49 years,
there comes a sort of mega Shemitah that is followed by the “jubilee year,” Cahn
“This cycle is actually linked to restoration of land that you
lost,” Cahn said.
The 50-year cycles gives the exact time parameters of
when the land of Israel was restored to the Jewish people in 1917 with the
Balfour Declaration. Then 50 years later in 1967, Israel reclaimed East
Jerusalem and the West Bank in the Six Day War.
“I’m not being dogmatic
because it doesn’t have to continue, but if it did, where would it take us?”
Cahn said. “It would take us to 2015. And then the year going after (2016) which
in each period, after each cycle, has been a major war in the Middle East,
gigantic, focused on Israel and a prophetic, major end-time event.”