5783 (2022-2023) – What lies ahead?
Shalom Partner and Friend of Israel,
We are now in the final Shemitah Month and current Biblical year 5782 that will end on 25th September, 2022 - Elul 29. So, what lies ahead?
Interestingly, if we add 5+7+8+2 =22 (a Shemitah Year). As we have seen that the Shemitah had begun almost unnoticeably as to outward appearance …but then builds in intensity as it heads towards its dramatic conclusion on ELUL 29, the Day of Remission. The Shemitah began in the Fall/Autumn in Israel on 7th September, 2021 …and by Spring 2022 the economies of the world looked as though they have descended towards a recession! But was this and indication only headed for fall/Autumn 2022 when its climax takes place - at the end of the Shemitah …and so we can now begin to see the repercussions? Did you know? September (SEPT) means 7th …and, since the Shemitah always occurs in September on the Gregorian Calendar …it can be said that it’s our 7th year too. Elul is the last month of the Jewish - Biblical Calendar Year and Tishrei the first month. Major events have occurred in the months of September and October! (By the way, the next Shemitah Year will be 2028-2029 in the Biblical Year 5789).
Looking at the Hebrew "Gematria" when we add up the word Shemitah = 7 and reversed we have 11. "Corona Virus" = 11 and reversed we have 7. Ukraine = 7 and reversed we have 11. And, we also have 22 which is the current 2022 year (Gregorian Calendar). Food shortage = 7 and reversed we get number 11. And so, we see it match in what we see in this Shemitah ending in September 2022. Here’s another interesting point to ponder on; The NEW "Shemitah Cycle" and NEW "Biblical Year" 5783 also begin with a "Jubilee Year" on Tishrei 10 (5th October, 2022) …and is the 70th "Jubilee Year" since Israel entered the Promised Land – Israel. Could 2022 be a year that ushers in 70th Week of Daniel? (Daniel 9) Time will tell! See our teaching in November 2022 – "The Jubilee Year – 2022/2023."
It is worthwhile to understand how the Shemitah could relate to past world history; current GLOBAL events and even the future …especially as it relates to Bible Prophecy. During a "Shemitah" many major world events have happened; the "rise and nations/ leaders" or financial collapses etc. …and can mean a "shaking"- "fall" or "collapse." Major financial collapses that occurred in the last 50 years happened during a "Shemitah" Year: 1973, 1980, 1987, 2000–1, 2007–8 and 2014-15 Chinese stock market crash. The Great Depression of 1929 also began in a Shemitah year as did the major crash of 1937–8. So, if history repeats itself, as we have seen in the past – we will be heading down …and could last one more year throughout 2023. Nations cannot war against God and expect its foundations and blessings to remain!
The good news is that all who are in a personal, "covenantal relationship" with God through Yeshua (Jesus), have nothing to fear …but for those who do NOT yet know the Lord, the coming days will be a terrible time of God’s judgment. The warning that a financial collapse is God’s judgment; "Wail, you who live in the market district; all your merchants will be wiped out, all who trade with silver will be destroyed." - Zephaniah 1:11. May we be about our Father’s business in this hour, storing up treasures in Heaven where it cannot be destroyed.
As we head into the New Biblical Year 5783 (2023) and a New Shemitah Cycle (of 7-years begin) … "ALL that is hidden WILL be revealed and those in darkness CANNOT hide any longer!" God is about to bring change and order since people have become comfortable with dis-order! Time is NOW for everyone to get lives in order …or the following Biblical Year 5784 (2024) will be a year of consequences if sin is not dealt with in 5783.
The NEW Shemitah Cycle of 7-years will begin with; "The Fall Feasts of the Lord" - on Rosh HaShanah at the beginning of the NEW Biblical Year 5783 on September 26, 2022…
Rosh HaShanah actually begins on the evening of the last day of the Biblical month which is; Elul 29 (25th September) …but the first day of the new Biblical Year is the next day; Tishrei 1 (26th September). The Feasts always begin at sunset and end at sunset. "The Fall Feasts of the Lord are the FINAL 3 Feasts (of 7) this year; 25th September – 17th October. Understanding the significance of the Feasts of the Lord and by using the Shemitah Cycle and Jubilee Year can help determine a possible date for Christ’s return!
5783 (2022- 2023) is the 3rd letter of the Hebrew Alphabet; "Gimmel" – "The Year of the Camel!" 5783 also begins the 11th Shemitah Year Cycle since Israel became a Nation in 1948. The Biblical Year 5783 is the 2022/23 Gregorian Calendar equivalent of the Hebrew Biblical Calendar. Let’s take a look at the numbers of this coming NEW Biblical Year and what we see in the numbers:
5 – Number of Grace, atonement, life, the Cross, the five-fold ministry. Also means a window (God opening it).
7 – Number of perfection and completeness.
8 – Number of resurrection and new beginnings.
3 – Number of the GODHEAD, divine fullness and protection, a perfect testimony. "Aleph" is Number 1 and represents God the Father. Number 2 represents "Beit" represents the Son - Yeshua (Jesus) the House of God and "Gimmel" number 3 – the Holy Spirit. It is also a number of "stability" and "agreement." Now here’s an interesting point to ponder on 5783 added together is 23 (2023) …and the 23,000 verse of the Bible; "Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’" - Zechariah 8:23. In "those days" = Last Days/End-times …our days and so we believe also that a revival is also coming for the Nations …and for the JEWS!
Though we still in the DECADE of "PEH"; 5780-5789 (2020-2029 on the Gregorian Calendar) which is symbolic of a picture of the MOUTH representing - what we "speak" …or what we don’t speak - "silence" i.e., what we don’t say. This coming Year 5783 (2022-2023) is a transition year from last year 5782 - "Beit" / "house" and ends on Rosh HaShanah on the 25th September, 2022. The New Biblical Year 5783 is the Hebrew letter; "Gimmel" (camel) – "gematria" number 3 …and is a connecting letter and picture of a man that is walking towards the next letter …which is 5784 the "Dalet" (gematria 4) meaning "impoverished!" So, we see the 3 is walking towards the 4. The "Dalet" is a picture of someone bent over humbly! In the Talmud the "Gimmel" (camel) represents; a RICH man and he is walking towards the POOR man the "Dalet." Why is he doing this? It’s because he is bringing him something – "Tsadik" (charity or hand-outs). It could also mean that he is "releasing" something to the POOR man. This is important to understand! Blessing or judgement!
The 3rd letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, ‘Gimel’, is depicted by a camel, and it correlates to a generous man that gives from his abundance. If "Aleph," the leader - was ABBA Father and "Bet" Yeshua (Jesus) was the House, the tent pole, the cornerstone - then "Gimmel" is the Holy Spirit, the comforter, which gives us "spiritual gifts" and carries our burdens on earth. An amazing depiction of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament is where; Abraham (The Father), sent out his Senior Servant (Holy Spirit) to get "a bride," Rebekah (the true believing Church), for his Son, Isaac (Yeshua) (Genesis 24:6-10). There were 10 camels and so the servant must have been sitting on the first 1, as the Holy Spirit that comes with the 9 spiritual gifts. (The 9 other camels behind him bearing gifts for the bride!) God didn’t send the His Holy Spirit empty-handed, but He came with "gifts," to us His Church - "the bride" for the only eligible Bridegroom – Yeshua (Jesus), that has broken the curse of the law by death, the one and only, heir to the entire universe - Christ!
The 3rd letter of the Hebrew Alphabet depicts a "generous man" - giving, whether it's money or time. However, for unbelievers in our culture, it equals to having less. But the Word of God, the Bible - teaches that by "giving" actually makes us richer, where it matters (Matthew 6:19-20). Because giving 10% is a requirement in the Bible, God put in place a universal law - just like the law of gravity. As a stone drops to the ground 10-times out of 10, if we constantly give 10% of our total earnings to God, we will lack nothing here on earth and be extremely wealthy in the later life since our wealth is stored up in Heaven. There aren’t many verses in the Bible where God actually asks us to put Him to the test, except in Malachi 3:10 and for this one, it comes with a mighty promise. This is a foundational step on our journey here on earth is being generous with our time and money and this will enrich us by drawing us even closer to ABBA Father.
In Bible times, Camels were a sign of wealth, they had the ability to contain a lot of (spiritual) water, travel long distances through deserts (empty spiritual places), and carry people's burdens… The original Hebrew picture of the "Gimmel" is a CAMEL …but the "Vav" (6) and the "Yod" (10) is also attached and is sticking out …and this shows us that added together come to the number 16. Numbers are important in Hebrew!
So, we see the "Gimmel" - the RICH man walking toward the POOR impoverished man - the "Dalet" to give him something. The root word for "Gimmel" is "Gamal" – which means; "to give out" or "to deal" or "to wing" BUT can also mean JUDGEMENT. So it could be that the "Gimmel" is giving out something good (a blessing) or judgement!
The Number 3 – Shalosh (f.) Shaloshah (m): The 3rd Hebrew letter “Gimmel.” Pictographic meaning: camel, foot, to ripen, reward, nourish, mature, recompense, benefit and most importantly; “Divine protection.” The 3rd Feast of the Lord is; Pesach - First Fruits - Leviticus 23:9-14. The number 3 is the number of the Trinity and therefore indicates a wholeness, but it also seems to indicate an inner sanctity. It is on the 3rd-day of Creation that Earth is made. Three creates a solid or a foundation and there are 3 pilgrimage FEASTS (festivals) of the Lord - (Shalosh Regalim), which are commanded festivals of blessings for giving: SPRING - Pesach (Passover), SUMMER - Shavuot (Pentecost), FALL / AUTUUMN - Sukkot (Tabernacles) – Exodus 23:24. There are 3 angels named in the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer. The sequence of 3 makes a chain of continuity; 3 patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (later renamed Israel by God); 3 woes (Revelation 8:13); 3rd day, 3 primary manifestations of the Godhead - Father, Son and Holy Spirit; 3 ply cord can’t be broken; 3 kings of united Israel – Saul, David and Solomon; Samuel is called by the Lord 3 times before he realizes it and answers; 3 primary missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul and was privileged to visit the location of God's Throne, which is in the 3rd Heaven (2 Corinthians 12:2-4).
The number three is significant… Satan tempted Yeshua (Jesus) 3 times before giving up. Yeshua raised 3 people from the dead, Lazarus, a widow’s son, and the daughter of a man named Jairus. Yeshua prayed 3 times in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest. Yeshua fell under the cross 3 times on the Via Dolorosa. He was placed on the cross at the 3rd hour of the day (9 a.m.) and died at the 9th hour (3 p.m.). There were 3 hours of darkness that covered the land while He was suffering on the cross from the 6th hour to the 9th hour. The number 3 is the number of “Resurrection!” Christ was in the grave for 3 full days and 3 full nights, a total of 72 hours, before being resurrected – (Sign of Jonah Resurrection). Matthew 12:39-40
The placard on the Cross is written in 3 languages: Aramaic, Latin and Greek). Of Yeshua (Jesus) 12 Disciples the Lord loved 3 of them more than the rest; Peter, and brothers John and James - they were only 3 who witnessed Yeshua’s “transfiguration” on Mount Hermon. Those who saw His glory when He suddenly stood talking in bright white clothing with Moses and Elijah. Three in Prophecy; The murdered bodies of the “two witnesses” will not be allowed to be buried but rather will lie openly in Jerusalem for 3-days before they are resurrected. 3 unclean spirits will be allowed to deceive the whole world to FIGHT the returning of Yeshua (Jesus Christ) in the “battle of Armageddon” (Revelation 16:13-16). The NEW Jerusalem, created by God for placement on a NEW earth, will be shaped like a square with 3-gates on each side (Revelation 21:13).
God is about to do something in this coming year 5783 that begins the NEW Shemitah Cycle... Could it just be that the “wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous?” And, God restoring what has been stolen by the wicked Globalists RICH Elites from the righteous; His true Church – His Bride and His people Israel – His Bride …and be restore seven-fold? Or could it be a time of JUDGEMENT for the Nations - just as the 11th Shemitah Cycle begins?
The meaning of the Number 11 is important in that it can symbolize; chaos disorder and judgment. We see it in Genesis 11, men rebelled against God …and built the “Tower of Babel.” God judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos. Jehoiakim, one of the last kings over Judah, ruled for 11-years (609 to 598 BC). His successor, King Jehoiachin, rules for only 3-months before the Babylonians take control of Jerusalem. After overcoming Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon sets up Zedekiah as a “puppet ruler” of Judea. Zedekiah, however, soon rebels against his masters …and his reign is ended in 586 BC after only 11-years when Nebuchadnezzar again conquered Jerusalem and destroys the city and the 1st Temple. (The 2nd Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD).
What are the “signs” of a Nation in danger of God’s Judgement? One of the classic “signs” national judgements is that years before the destruction falls – a “warning” is given. The Nation’s hedge of protection is removed! Its borders and national security are breached. An enemy is allowed to make a strike into the land or attack it economically. It is a shaking and wake-up call - an alarm …and first national warning of greater destruction on the horizon! God is a God of grace and will always give warning and a period of time to either turn back to Him or continue on the course and head into destruction! The greatest financial crashes always align with the last Shemitah day – Elul 29!
An example is America – the greatest financial crash in history took place on this very day on the Biblical day - Elul 29 in 2001! It is joined to the Biblical month of Tishrei – the time of “financial repercussions”- on the very night Tishrei 1 will begin with the Fall Feasts of the Lord!
Is it possible that if such a national “apostasy” in a Nation grows more marked and severe, that the signs of the Shemitah will likewise grow “marked and severe?” And is it that the nations of the world are already witnessing this phenomenon? It will do so in the form of a “calamity’ of national and global proportions! We believe that major things are about to happen in the Nations in 5783. We are about to see Almighty God – the Righteous One …bring judgement and especially upon an “apostate” Church …and those who have since 2020 been the oppressors of Israel, the church and Nations. But blessings will come to the TRUE Remnant Church of God; “For the time has come for judgement to begin at the house of God” - 1 Peter 4: 17.
Think about what year we are just coming out of… the Year 5782 (2022) the year of “BEIT” – “HOUSE” and as we move forward in the Year 5783. God is giving us a time to bring Him back into our homes, our Churches, our Nations. God wants to DWELL with us and us with Him. We have a choice …will we “walk with God?” We have been given an ultimatum, the easy way, allowing the Holy Spirit to work alongside us …or the hard way since judgement doesn’t begin in the world with sinners but FIRST with the HOUSE of God? How much worse for those who reject God?
During a Shemitah Sabbatical Year (just as we experienced in 5782 which began in September 2021 and ends on the 25th September 2022) …it is always a time of financial / economical loss for the Nations who do NOT obey God’s Laws. Many people have experienced lack, famine, loss of income, jobs all the while the WEALTH (and wickedness) of the wealthy elites and Globalists leaders abounded. When Nations honour God then a Shemitah Year is a year of “abundance and blessing instead!” We believe that what we have seen during this past year (and since 2020 with the Covid “plan-demic) was a shaking” BUT is nothing compared to the “shaking” that is coming for the Nations …and could be in the form of “Economic shakings” that WILL affect everyone - the just and the unjust. However, the Body of Christ – God’s TRUE Church is when following God’s Word and staying true to His Laws – will be blessed! You see the Church is meant to be like the “Gimmel” giving out and being a blessing. In other words – blessed of God to be a blessing!
The LORD wants all the glory. HE wants to get our attention and destroy all our idols… Persecution always produces reformation. The LORD is tired of “His Bride” playing “Church” …and in HIS mercy is proving that HE is LORD and allowing us to face things never seen before so that we can come closer to Him alone and not trust in failing world leaders and man’s science. HE is forcing us into a year of the re-birth of perfection of the five-fold ministry; Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Preachers, and Evangelists (Ephesians 4:11-16). The “gifts” to the Body of CHRIST are being purified and sifted. HE will have a purified Bride. Therefore, those who value opinions and plans of sinful mankind and materialism will ultimately fail as God’s Laws WILL stand and must be taught (Ezekiel 44:23-24).
Is there HOPE? Can we avert judgement and is there hope in the midst? Though things take place as signs of national judgement, they happen also for the purpose of redemption and mercy, so that the nation hardened and deafened too God’s voice may finally hear, wake-up, turn and repent! The "Shemitah" has a purpose! It manifests God’s Sovereignty and dominion over ALL things. It declares ALL blessings come from God and is necessary since even making belong to God! It calls man away from the physical realm of materialism to the spiritual realm. It breaks pride and illusions and exposes them and the gods of man judged and idols are wiped away! Even when judgement comes in the form of a Shemitah it has God Almighty’s mercy and reminds us that lives, breath, possessions, money all come from Him. We are not sovereign but dependent upon God not Science! Every heartbeat is borrowed and temporary in the end it returns to God who gave it to us! Shemitah is connected to the number 7 – completion! Everything we own belongs to God even our days – hours and time!
We are about to begin a NEW season, a Jubilee Year and beginning of a NEW Shemitah Cycle of 7-Years. It will not just be a season of "rain" and abundance. Why? The concept of "rain" in Scripture is that it has "seasons" (Zechariah 10:1). We have all seen how "rain" falls on the JUST and the UNJUST (Matthew 5:44-45) …and since this is a fact - this is NOT only the season of rain but also a NEW season of drought for the wicked! (Genesis 41:53-54). And, for the righteous with storehouses in Heaven, there will be plenty! "…Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand." - Daniel 12:9-10. For true Judeo-Christians and Church their FAITH will rise and be strengthened in direct to the Lord’s refinement through the "refiner's fire." Those who have their identity in Yeshua (Jesus Christ) will be sharpened as they realize and utilize the supernatural power and the authority that is theirs …even in the midst of suffering. The strengthening and training of the "the Bride of Christ" – "true Church" in these areas is necessary for effective battling and discernment in the time of WAR (Malachi 3:1-5; 1 Peter 1:6-8).
The betrayal of Nations is imminent... Those who were typically allies on the Globalists World Stage WILL part ways, disagree, and betray each other as there is no honour among thieves or the wicked. The sounds of "war and rumours of wars" will be heard in Nations that are currently at peace (2 Kings 20:14-18). The economic credit woes are coming and are already evident. Today the borrower feels just how subject it is to the will of the lender. Just look how much China is on the world front and WILL surely lead to more destabilization of the economies of Nations (Proverbs 22:7).
The great ambush is coming! Although the "MASK" mandates were lifted overnight in South Africa on the 23rd June, 2022 – the battle may have been won …but the WAR wages! Governments and the Globalists Cabal have profited from the sale of FEAR since it began in 2020. We see however the war against God and humanity continue taking on a different form as the ungodly, greedy Globalists elites and World Leaders lust after POWER refusing to submit to God or to "the people." BUT for the true believers in Yeshua (Jesus Christ) even within this gross darkness - the "Light of CHRIST" WILL rise even brighter (Isaiah 60:1-2). The question is – "Who will promote faith and who will submit to fear?" We must be separated as believers (Leviticus 20:26).
God’s Word is true! He IS watching to see how the nations are treating His people – Israel. God will have mercy on Israel through Gentile believers acting as mediators towards them! This is one of the most amazing revelations ever given to the Church – an opportunity to do something that carries the highest priority in the heart of God. Yet, sadly, so few have seen the potential and the rewards of serving God in this manner - as agents of mercy to Israel and the Jewish people! Israel was and still is despised today and a despised nation continually turning away from God BUT nothing ever altered the purpose of God for that nation. The despised element is always a noticeable element in the purpose of God. When the Saviour of the world came, He came of that despised nation; like Israel… He Himself was; "despised and rejected by men," …and there is that despised element; "…things that are despised God has chosen," 1 Corinthians 1:28. Now, more than at any time is the time to support Israel and the Jewish people - the Lord’s Brethren! We are witnessing the nations and people turning their backs on Israel. Thank you for your prayers and generous financial support especially during these very difficult times. With "lockdown" and difficult "recovery" still lying ahead we ARE reminded that the Wuhan Corona Virus has caused many dire needs and continue to increase here in Israel upon the already most vulnerable! Once again – Thank you!
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Alf & Julie Saunders
01st September, 2022
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