Summary: The 9/11 Shemitah , In 2000, the U.S. was enjoying an expanding economy, but out national departure from God has also expanded, progress.
The Final Countdown: Preparing for What’s Next
(Based up Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Mystery of the Shemitah)
The Significance of the Seven (3 of 5)
November 23, 2014 CFBC, Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker
I The 9/11 Shemitah
A In 2000, the U.S. was enjoying an expanding economy, but out national departure from God has also expanded, progress.
1 The Shemitah began in Sept. 2000 & our market begins to decline... not yet recession.
a Recession is dined by several factors: employment, sales, & production.
aa In the spring fo 2001 we see things like GNP, employment, stock market beginning to collapse together.
bb Remember the Shemitah causes production to decline. (No crops in field)
b Shemitah begins almost unnoticeably until the climax of Elul 29 - The day of nullification/remission... fall (September 2001)
2 Typically before God judges a nation/people group, he gives them a warning, alarm, harbinger.
a It’s hedge of protection is removed, enemy allowed to strike.
aa Strike is limited in scope, duration... shaking.
bb The nation is then given a grace period to either turn back to God or continue down their road of destruction.
b 9/11/01: God gave America a warning.
aa Hedge removed, limited attack, shaking, wake up call.
bb Like Ancient Israel... America refused to return to YHWH. (Maybe even more defiant than pre 9/11)
cc There was no revival, repentance, with without repentance there could be no renewal.
dd We slashed interest rates, stimulus packages all in an effort to help our economy/finances... the seed of one collapse would bring the next collapse.
c 9/11 didn’t happen just any ol year - It was a Shemitah year!
B Shemitah primarily impacts a nations economic/financial realm... so did 9/11.
1 The places struck lower Manhattan. (Financial district, Wall Street)
a When the jets hit the WTC, it forced the NY stock exchange to shut down for nearly a week. (Tuesday 9/11 - Monday 9/17)
aa When the NYSE opened on 9/17, it plunged 684 points - the greatest one day crash in U.S. history, up to that day.
bb 9/17/01 was Elul 29 of the Shemitah.
b The greatest financial collapse in the U.S. history up until that day took place on the very day given in the bible to wipe away the financial accounts of a nation.
2 The 19 hijackers, 4 planes, triggered more than just a new American war in the Middle East... it made the NYSE closed for a week/frozen.
a When the market opened up on 9/17, it opened at the same number that appeared on 9/11 when the calamity began... As far as the NYSE was concerned, there was no space between 9/11 and 9/17.
b What’s even more remarkable is that right year later (on Elul 29) the market opened at the same number it did on 9/11 & 9/17.
C There is a link between 9/11 and Elul 29.
1 9/11 is usually measured/remembered for the horrific loss of life, villainist of the terrorists.
a Without the events of 9/11... no stock market crash on 9/17.
aa No crash, no shaking economy/finances.
bb No connection between Wall St. & Tishri.
b The timing of 9/11 had to be perfect to be part of the Shemitah.