The Sword of the Shemitah—And How It Just Changed Your World

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PART 1: The Decimation of Markets

Could an ancient mystery over 3,000 years old be affecting the world today? Did it skip a cycle in 2015? Or did it show up? And if it did, how great was its impact? And is still affecting the world and our lives to this day?

For those who haven't read The Mystery of the Shemitah, the biblical Shemitah was the year of rest, Sabbath, cessation, that came every seven years to Israel. The Shemitah brought cessation to production, trade and economic activity and, ultimately, a nullification to the nation's financial realm, the wiping away of credit and debt.

Could this ancient pattern, established by God, manifest even in the modern world and affect modern economies, financial systems and stock markets?

The amazing answer is yes.

Does the pattern have to manifest in every cycle? No. God doesn't have to do anything at any particular time. For as long as I've spoken of the Shemitah and the future, I've issued that warning and caution: God is sovereign and nothing had to happen on any date, month, season, Shemitah or year.  

But having said that—what about the Shemitah of 2015? Did the ancient mystery manifest or not?

Many observers were focused exclusively on dates, and months (as in September), and blood moons, that they missed this overwhelming fact: The ancient mystery of the Shemitah did indeed manifest in 2015—dramatically and powerfully—and its ramifications are still affecting our lives as I write.

In the Shemitah of 2001 and 2008 an amazingly precise phenomenon occurred in which the greatest two crashes in Wall Street history each took place on the same exact biblical day, the last day of the biblical Shemitah, Elul 29, the Day of Nullification, appointed from ancient times for the wiping away of financial accounts—a day that only comes around once in seven years.

The Shemitah's Central Pattern

But this was a unique pattern. The most central and predominant pattern or manifestation of the Shemitah, as revealed in the book is this: During the year of the Shemitah, the ancient phenomenon manifests in the form of a long-term financial or economic collapse.

This pattern has manifested in every Shemitah of the past half-century, every seven years:

  • In the Shemitah of 2008, it manifested as the Global Financial Collapse and the Great Recession.  

  • In the Shemitah of 2001, it manifested as a long-term stock market collapse and an economic recession.  

  • In the Shemitah of 1994, it manifested it in the Great Bond Market Massacre, the greatest bond market collapse in history up to that time.  

  • In the Shemitah of 1987, it manifested in a summer to autumn stock market collapse and Black Monday, the worst one-day stock market percentage collapse in history.

  • In the Shemitah of 1980, it manifested as an economic recession leading to a stock market collapse.

  • In the Shemitah of 1973, it manifested in a stock market collapse and a long-term global recession.

  • And in the Shemitah of 1966, it manifested in a stock market collapse.

The Shemitah of 2015: Year of Collapse

So what about the Shemitah of 2015?  In 2015, the most predominant dynamic of the Shemitah manifested yet again. The stock market that had been ascending for years underwent a change. In May, it reversed its momentum and began to descend. Its descent would extend for months.

The Mystery of the Shemitah specifically focuses on the month of Elul as the peak month concerning the Shemitah and its dynamic of financial nullification. So it was in the Shemitah of 2015. With the approach of Elul 2015, all major markets were in collapse. The Dow Jones Industrial and the S&P 500 had been in collapse since May. The Russell 2000 index began collapsing in June. China's Shanghai Composite index also began collapsing in June. Then in late July the Nasdaq also began collapsing.

The month of Elul began in August. And with its coming, the collapse of the stock market would reach its crescendo with massive stock market crashes taking place on Wall Street and throughout the world.

How severe was the impact of this most recent Shemitah? The Shemitah of 2015 ...

  • Wiped out an estimated 16% of the British markets
  • Wiped out 18% of the French markets
  • Wiped out one-fourth of the German markets
  • Wiped out 4000 points from the Indian markets.
  • Wiped out 12,000 points from the Brazilian markets.
  • Wiped out 2 trillion dollars of the U.S. markets
  • Wiped out a colossal 11 trillion dollars from the world's financial realm.

 The Shemitah's Impact on Wall Street ...

Dow Jones Industrial Average

 The Shemitah's Impact on the DAX—Germany ...

Germany DAX 30 Stock Market Index

The Shemitah's Impact on the FTSE 100 - The United Kingdom ...

UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index

The Shemitah's Impact on the CAC—France ...

France CAC 40 Stock Market Index


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