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‘Cliff’ in God’s control

December 17, 2012
The Leader Herald

The concept of the seventh-year sabbath of the land is not familiar to many Christians. The sabbath of the land is explained in Exodus 23:10-11. Chapter 17 of "The Harbringer" by Johnathan Cahn tells of the relationship of Sept., 11, 2001, to the seventh-year sabbath of the land and to the year of release. "10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 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 olive yard." The year of release also is quite simple. In the seventh year before the end of the sabbath of the land, all debts were to be released or forgiven.

If we do not see fit to obey God, then he can force the issue.

I cannot explain in 400 words how or why God is forcing our obedience; instead, I will show the facts. Debts are financial burdens. God wants us to remove the burdens that we place on our fellow man. God has his own way of slapping our hand. He has threatened to chastise us seven times for our sins.

The Sept. 11, 2001, attack was against the World Trade Center in New York, commonly called the twin towers. 1) The twin towers were the financial center for the world. 2) In September 2008, Sallie Mae and Freddy Mac went broke and had to be rescued by the government. Lehman Brothers was not rescued but went bankrupt. These were the financial centers for the American housing market. 3) In January, we face a need for financial action. This might be our last chance to take action before September 2015, which is the second seventh-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

Whatever our politicians do about the fiscal cliff we face won't solve the problem. God is in control; we the people must repent and prepare to meet God.

This may be our last chance. Only repentance to God can provide salvation. Only forgiveness by God can postpone the fiscal cliff.

DICK NELLIS

Gloversville

 
 

 

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