6/11/2009 | Posted in ,

The Shmittah year is the seventh year.

Exodus 23:10,11 - And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: But the seventh [year] thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, [and] with thy oliveyard.

The Jubilee year is after the 7th Shmittah. The 7th Shmittah occurs on the 49th year, so the Jubilee year would be the 50th year.

Leviticus 25:10 - And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

The chart below shows the Shmittah Cycle and the Jubilee year.

Daniel 9:24 - Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Seventy Shavua (weeks of years) are determined, or set in place.

Daniel 9:25 - Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

From the going forth of the commandment to restore Jerusalem (UN Resolution 181 – November 29th, 1947) until Messiah returns will be 69 years.

The last Jubilee year was 1967 when the six day war took place. The time before that was 1917 when the Balfour declaration was signed. Prior to that it was 1867 The final emancipation of the Jews in Austria and Hungary.

Keep in mind that Leviticus 25:10 says that on the Jubilee year, everything must be returned to it’s rightful owner (including family).

Colossians 1:20 - And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

God Himself has a Jubilee year when everyone that belongs to Him will be returned.
2017 is the next jubilee year and is also seventy years from the declaration that went forth to restore Israel.

If Christ is to return after 69 years as Daniel prophesied, that would place His return at some point after Pentecost of 2016, with 2017 being the year He reigns from Jerusalem!

We also know that there will be seven years prior to His return known as “Jacobs’ trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) More commonly referred to as “The Tribulation”. I’ll let you do the math on that one.

Joel 2:31 and Acts 2:20 prophecy that the sun will be darkened and the moon will be turned to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord. Revelation 6:12 says this prophecy is fulfilled at the sixth seal.

Revelation 6:12 - And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;

If we look at Nasa’s website, they list all the solar and lunar eclipses and when they will occur. There is an event known as a “Tetrad”, where there are four lunar eclipses within 12 months of each other. It is a fairly rare occurrence, but what is even more rare is the tetrad that occurs in 2014/2015.

These lunar eclipses (known as blood moons) all fall on Jewish Feast days. The word “Feast” in Hebrew is “Moed”, meaning “an appointed time”.

Genesis 1:14 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Psalm 81:3 - Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Hosea 9:5 - What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the LORD?

Exodus 12:14 - And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

The last time these eclipses fell on Jewish feast days was in 1967. This was the six day war in Israel. The time before that was 1947. That is the year the UN decreed that Israel would again be recognized as a nation. Before that, it was 1492. That is when the Jews were expelled from Spain.

In every instance where these Tetrad’s occur on Jewish feast days, Israel is at the center of God’s focus.

These Tetrads take place again on Jewish feast days April 15, 2014 (Passover) – October 8, 2014 (Tabernacles) – April 4, 2015 (Passover) – and September 28, 2015 (Tabernacles).

That covers the prophecy of the moon turning to blood, but what about the sun being darkened?

There also happens to be four solar eclipses in that time frame.
April 29, 2014, - October 23, 2014, - March 20, 2015, - and September 13, 2015.
Once again, showing that these signs take place in 2015 before the Day of the Lord!

Luke 21:11 - And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
Another one of these signs from heaven is “Birkat Hachama”, which means “Blessing of the Sun”.

The Solar cycle is 28 years. Every 28 years, the vernal equinox falls on a Tuesday at sundown. Jews say a special prayer on this day, thanking God for creating the luminaries. "Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the Universe who makes the works of Creation." They teach that the sun is in the exact same place at this time, as it was when God placed it there in the beginning.

The difference this year, is that Birkat Hachama fell on the eve of Passover. This has happened only two other times in history. The first was the year the Jews were redeemed from Egypt, and the second time was in the year of the redemption of Mordechai and Esther.

Kadosh Elyon, author of Meir Enei Chachamim, wrote 200 years ago the third time that Israel will bless the sun on the eve of Passover will be in the year 5769 (2009), and adds, "This will be last time ever and shortly afterwards, the Geula (Redemption) MUST come".


4 responses to "The Shmittah Cycle"

  1. harpazo On June 12, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    This is remarkable...where did the chart come from?

  2. Kingdom Studies On June 12, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    I made the chart in Microsoft Word, and then did an image capture to try and get it all to fit into a single image.

    I originally wanted to go back even further, but it would be near impossible to get the image on a single screen and still be at a readable size.

    Of course, this has been in my book, I just got around to posting it here yesterday.

  3. harpazo On June 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

    Thanks for posting...does this mean the tribulation is about to begin in your estimation? I know rapture timing is dicey, but it looks as though things are getting underway one way or another!

  4. Kingdom Studies On June 12, 2009 at 6:24 PM

    According to what I understand, Yes I believe the final seven years are upon us. Personally, I think it begins this year.

    There are some that are teaching very similar to what I have proposed here, and they say that things kick off in 2010, not 2009.

    There are also some that believe the same timeframe for Christs return, but only believe in a 3 1/2 year tribulation period.
    They believe mid to late 2012 is when things begin, and end with the return of Christ in 2016.

    All in all, the best studies I am familiar with all place Christ setting foot on earth between 2015 and 2018.

    I firmly believe the 2016/2017 timeframe is correct, but you have to keep in mind that men have been interpreting scripture since it was written.

    What I have done here is laid out the knowledge I have, in hopes that others will read it, study it out for themselves, and see what conclusions they come to.

    If I am wrong in any way, I will be more than happy to admit where I was incorrect and make correction where it is needed.

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