October 9, 2014 was the First Day of the Lord's Feast of Tabernacles. It's a 7 day long Feast. (Leviticus 23) We are also in what's known as the "Sabbath (or Sabbatical) Year". Also called the Sh'mitah Year. It is the 7th and final year in a cycle of seven. (Leviticus 25) It continues from September of this year (2014) until September of next year (2015).
Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, has detailed a striking series of economic rises and falls in sabbatical years. For those nations who, at their foundation, were patterned according to the Lord's word, ways, and principles (ancient Israel, and America) God would bless the nation in this particular year, a year of rest and releasing of debts. The land was commanded to lay dormant, no harvesting or reaping, and dependence on God's divine faithfulness to supply our needs was emphasized (and He always came through when Israel was obedient). Debts were also released, and it was a general year of entering into rest and joy (as patterned by the 7th day of the week, known as the Sabbath, when no man was to work, but instead was to abide in God's presence and word)
When the nation started to veer off course and away from God, removing Him from their culture, daily lifestyle, laws, principles, and ways, the sabbatical year, a year of blessing, became a curse instead. for both ancient Israel, and it appears, for modern day America. For at the end of the Sabbath, when blessing was to arrive judgment came instead for their wickedness.
It's been noted, since 1962 when God was snubbed from our schools, since the sexual counter-culture revolution of drugs of the 60's, and in particular since 1973 (Roe vs Wade), and the authorized execution of millions of innocents became legal according to the highest Court in our land, that our nation has been in an increasing moral decline from the Judaeo-Christian values this nation was founded upon. Since '73 (which was also a sabbatical year), there has been a curious economic crash or otherwise time of hardship just about every seven years, and always generally in the Fall time around September or October.
Jonathan Cahn pieces together how we have been enduring the cursing of the sabbatical cycle in particular ever since we turned away from God in our laws, and our culture. For example;
9-17-01 was six days after 9-11. 2001 was a sabbatical year.
On 9-17-01, the first day the markets reopened after the terrorist attack (a sabbatical year judgment), the stock market saw it's largest point drop ever up to that point (678 points), and the market lost a value of 7%.
On the Hebrew calendar, 9-17-01 was the final day of the Sabbatical year, it was the eve of Rosh HaShanah, The Jewish New Year. It was the one day of the calendar year the debts were to be released at the conclusion of the 7th year. Instead, we saw a massive drop of 7% of the market's value at the end of the 7th year.
9-29-08, again, this was on the Hebrew calendar the last day of the Sabbatical year for that year. A new cycle of seven years had commenced since 2001, and it ended precisely on 9-29-08, the eve of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year.
And on 9-29-08, on the final day of the 7th year, the market dropped by the largest point drop in its history, 777 points, wiping away, again, 7% of the market value.
Interesting numeric there for the final day of the 7th year.
Furthermore, on each successive feast day after the great economic crash of 9-29-08, the market crashed majorly.
God was trying to get our attention.
Ten days later, on 10-09-08, on the Lord's Feast day of Yom Kippur (the day of Atonement), the market again fell through the floor, by a margin of 679 points.
Days later, on 10-15-08, on the Lord's Feast day of Tabernacles, the market again fell, by a large margin of 733 points.
Again, on 10-22-08, on the final day of Tabernacles, a mini-holiday known as Shemini Atzeret (the assembly of the eighth day) and Simchat Torah (rejoicing in the Torah), the markets fell by 514 points.
The markets fell consecutively and successively on each one of the Lord's Feast days after the market bottomed 777 points, 7%, at the conclusion of the 7th year on 9-29-08.
While judgments typically seem to arrive towards the end of sabbatical years (next September, for example, if the pattern remains true)
I found it extremely noteworthy that yesterday October 9, 2014, the first day of Tabernacles, the market crashed 335 points.
It was remarked it was the largest point drop of the entire year of 2014,
And the largest market crash since June, 2013,
The largest drop in sixteen months!
In the sabbatical year.
Which concludes next September.