Fourteen years ago today, America changed forever, slowly becoming a police state monitoring everyone. I am fully convinced that 9/11 was no accident, that it was at the very least known about beforehand by the CIA and allowed to occur. Politicians feed on disasters and many have often said to each other, "never let a good disaster go to waste." The American Government has steadily used the events of 9/11 to take away rights that the citizens would have otherwise not allowed to be taken away. The late prophecy expert Grant Jeffrey, in his book and documentary Shadow Government, foresaw this, writing how so-called "defense against terrorism" and the "war on terror" (as if such a war was possible) would be used against the people and ultimately create the world government destined to usher in the reign of the Son of Perdition, the Antichrist. Today, people are beginning to wake up with over 1,500 engineers and architects officially calling for a new investigation into 9/11 (watch video here), but it may be too late.
According to the groundbreaking reports by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, The Harbinger and The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment, 2001 was the first shaking, America's border breached, followed by nine harbingers of judgment that appeared both in ancient Israel and in America. The second shaking occurred in 2008, the financial collapse which sent the nation into a depression from which it has never recovered, but steadily become worse. Each of these years, Cahn describes as being "Shemitah" years, the seventh year when the land in Israel was to lie fallow, also called, "the sabbath of the land" (Exodus 23:10-11; Leviticus 25:1-7) This was the reason that the Israelites went into captivity for 70 years, they had neglected keeping the Shemitah for 490 years and therefore, ignored 70 shemitah years (2 Chronicles 36:21).
As Cahn discusses in his later report, The Mystery of the Shemitah, this year, 2015, has been the third Shemitah cycle since the events on September 11, 2001. Last year and this year have also been characterized by the four blood moons occurring exactly on Pesach (Passover) and Sukkot (Tabernacles) of 2014 and 2015. Blood moons happen fairly often in astronomy, but as Pastor Mark Biltz brought out in his research into the phenomena, every time a blood moon has fallen on a Jewish Feast Day, judgment has always taken place with startling accuracy and precision. Today, on the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, we are at the end of the third Shemitah and there is only one blood moon remaining, which will actually be a super blood moon this Sukkot, which begins on the evening of September 27th until October 3rd.
We can all agree that America is racing toward judgment and based on the past two Shemitah years, it would be utterly foolish for anyone to simply ignore it and not do anything to prepare. God said in the earliest pages of Genesis that He gave the sun, moon, and stars as "signs" to broadcast His "divine appointments" (trans. "seasons" in most Bibles) (Genesis 1:14). The Blood Moons and the Shemitah are meant to be "warnings" for God's People to return to Him and do what they can to prepare themselves for God's judgment. Interestingly, the Jewish New Year and Day of Judgment is Rosh Hashanah, which begins Sunday evening, the first day when the Stock Market will reopen on Monday.
I have been thinking all year about what may happen during this month, yet over the past month the Lord has impressed upon my heart two verses:
"be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:23b).
"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" (1 Peter 4:17).
After the events came out about Josh Duggar's molestation of his younger sisters, followed by his infidelity being exposed by the Ashley Madison hack, these verses came to the forefront of my thoughts. Christians often wonder why God has not sent revival to the Church in America despite all the prayers for Him to do so. I began thinking after everything began coming out about Josh Duggar that it would not surprise me if the secret sin of thousands of ministries began to be exposed before the eyes of the world. Just think about what that would do to people's conception of the Church in a world that is already losing trust in the Church? Just as God hardened Pharaoh's heart, it seems that He is hardening the hearts of the American people against the Church, forcing them to make a decision either for Him or against Him.
Since the Josh Duggar fiasco came out, other large ministries have also been exposed to having secret sin. Last July, R.C. Sproul, Jr. was suspended from the ministry begun by his father for one year, until July 2016, due to having an account with Ashley Madison. And again, recently, Dr. John Gibson, a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, committed suicide and was found by his wife Christi after being exposed to having an account with Ashley Madison. This article is not meant to bring condemnation and indictments on the people exposed and their families, but to simply ask ourselves, how many Leaders in American Christianity have secret sin, things locked away in the "hidden rooms" of their "temples"? (1 Corinthians 3:16. Cp. 1 Chronicles 28:11-12; 1 Kings 6:5-8).
How can God send revival to a nation if He sees perhaps thousands of ministers engaged in sin that they think will never come out? In the coming weeks, we may see many more reputations and ministries shattered over more scandals, whether by the Ashley Madison hack alone or more probably by a variety of different scandals. God must first separate the wheat from the chaff and when the schism between the Church and the world is large enough, the full force of His judgment will fall on the nation, no longer having any excuse, having fully abandoned Him because of scandals they see in American churches. This year has also seen the legalization of homosexual marriage in the United States as well as the exposure of the selling of human body parts by Planned Parenthood, ripping the babies apart in just the right way so as to receive the most money for the body parts. This is gruesome, and yet, there was more outrage in the nation over a lion being shot than human babies being torn apart and sold.
My plea to all Christians reading this is to make sure you are right with God, confessing to Him and fully turning away from any sin that you have been holding onto, keeping locked away in the hidden rooms of your body, His Temple. I also encourage you to do whatever you can to prepare for the difficult times on the horizon, putting back extra food and water as well as a little cash. Even if the dollar plummets to zero, it will still be a few days before the dollar is no longer accepted as it will take some time for the reality of the situation to sink in for many people and businesses. If something happens, do not hang on to any cash for very long, but use it to get any last minute items you think you may need.
Preparedness has come under heavy fire in recent years by Christians who say that you simply do not have enough faith if you prepare for disasters. However, preparedness if wholly biblical, for one must trust God to lead them in how they should prepare and trust Him that it will be enough. By being prepared, one is also placed in the position to be a blessing on not just themselves and their family, but also on others, something that will be crucial in a world that has completely lost its trust of Christianity due to scandal after scandal. The Church always grows and prospers in the most difficult times, so we must heed the signs that God has been giving us in the Blood Moons and the Shemitahs in order to prepare in hopes of bringing others to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise" (Proverbs 11:30).
The true Church in America may very soon be forced underground, persecuted not just by the world but, as J. Vernon McGee said several decades ago, primarily persecuted by "the established churches," a bloody, real war coming between religious "Christians" and born again believers:
"The good man has perished [i.e. disappeared] out of the earth..." (Micah 7:2).
Think about Israel's predicament after the Church is taken out of the world. They will be all alone without any friends.