(Steve Strang) I woke up to a news flash on my iPhone this morning that the stock market had plunged. This comes days after the worst stock market opening of new year ever. What’s going on? Rabbi Jonathan Cahn helps us to understand in his book called The Mystery of the Shemitah, of which I have written about before. I am fascinated with mysteries and this mystery was discussed in his first best-selling book, The Harbinger. The Shemitah is the seventh year rest that God commanded Israel. The last day of the Shemitah year, which is also called the Shemitah on the Hebrew calendar, is Elul 29. That was the day that all debts were nullified.

Rabbi Cahn visited our offices a few days ago and I had the privilege of interviewing him on my podcast. We’re excited about our new podcast and, slowly, my own listenership is growing. I invite you to hear Rabbi Cahn describe the Shemitah in his own words, much more in depth than I can do in this short report. He explains that originally the Shemitah was a blessing when all the debts could be wiped out. Wouldn’t you love to have all your debts wiped out every seven years? But, as Israel got away from God and did not observe the Shemitah, it became an indication of God’s judgment. FULL REPORT