Q. At the bottom of an article I recently read (the author) mentioned that the Jewish Sabbatical Years were 2001, 2008, 2015, every 7 years.
“You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat.”? (Exodus 23:10-11)
Do you mind confirming whether or not 2008 and 2015 are Jewish Sabbatical Years? I’m thinking these two years could be prophetic. I’m hoping the Lord comes back this year. It would be so nice if the Lord literally raptured the church and fulfilled the Feast of Trumpets in the Fall. If Christians were Raptured this year that would leave 7 years to the next Sabbatical year. (2015) The year 2012 could literally fulfill the sixth seal in Revelation. All end time prophecies could very well be completed no later than 2037. What are your thoughts on this? Do you mind verifying if 2008 and 2015 are indeed Jewish Sabbatical years?
A. According to Jewish authorities the current Sabbatical year began on Sept. 13, 2007 and ends on Sept. 29, 2008. That means that the next Sabbatical year will begin in the fall of 2014 and end in the fall of 2015.
I believe that the 6th seal of Rev. 6 could very well be fulfilled in 2012 and that all end time prophecies could be fulfilled as early as 2018.
I do not believe the Rapture of the Church will happen on any Jewish feast day. How could it be a secret event if everyone was looking for it on a particular day? I believe that the Rapture will happen at the moment the church gets its last member (Romans 11:25) regardless of the day or hour when that happens. I believe that the Feast of Trumpets will be fulfilled in the 2nd Coming.