1 Samuel 18:1-3 – “After David had finished talking with Saul, he met Jonathan, the king’s son. There was an immediate bond between them, for Jonathan loved David. From that day on Saul kept David with him and wouldn’t let him return home. And Jonathan made a solemn pact with David, because he loved him as he loved himself.”

Have you ever met someone that you immediately knew you would become good friends with? Have you ever found yourself being drawn into a friendship where that very friendship was not only beneficial for that particular point and time in your life, but it served as a means to bring you into a deeper walk with God? Or maybe you found yourself seeking God’s will, and finding a bond with a person or group of people who not only became close, personal friends, but that very friendship was what God would use to fulfill the very call he had for your life? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you had what I call a God Connection – a divine appointment in your life.

I can point you to specific places in my life where God not only developed a deep friendship with a brother or sister in Christ, but used that individual to meet a particular need in my ministry to further his will for me for my life, and establish a friendship that would cross many periods of our lives. These were God connections, people in whom God placed in my life at a particular point in time for a future event. Several years ago I met a new friend in the southern states, it was an immediate bond, as we both quickly gleaned from each other our take on the word. But it didn’t start off that way, it started off with him being led to meet a particular financial need in my ministry at that particular time.

For several months I had been praying for specific needs, one in particular was to go further with my then tent ministry. This is where I began to seek direction. The Lord began to speak into my spirit of expanding my work as an evangelist and traveling further in my evangelistic work. I received an email from a friend whom I had just met, he asked if I had ever, or would ever consider coming to Louisiana to hold a revival in his area where he and his family lived. I said I would pray over the matter, again, we had only known each other via social media for a short time, so I didn’t have much information to go on, but a inner feeling that God was pressing me to go. So I explained my situation, that I was in fact seeking to broaden my scope and territory and that going to Louisiana seemed not only appealing, but one the Lord was drawing me to. We agreed on a time and month and I began to pray.

I told the Lord that if he wanted me to go to Louisiana, he would have to meet the need. I had just preached a one-week tent revival and saw little in finances when the revival was over with, yet I was undeterred. I had $200 and told the Lord that I would go, yet I remembered as I was praying that I should be very specific with the Lord in my request, since God desires us to seek him for all things. I pleaded my case before the Lord, asking him to give me $1,200 dollars as I told my heavenly Father that that was the amount I felt I needed to not only go to Louisiana, but to keep my stay in that area for the term of the revival. The next day, I received another $100 dollars from someone as a gift. That made me $300, and with that amount, I packed my car and headed south, trusting God for the rest.

There are times where we must trust God completely, even blindly. It is those times when our faith is put to the test, that we begin to see the glory of God beginning to develop in our life, but it all comes by faith. When we reach out by faith, God reaches out to us and begins the process of unfolding his eternal plan for our lives. But it has to come by faith. Shallow, or weak faith will never breed success in whatever God has called you to do if you yourself don’t believe it. It’s neither presumption nor arrogance to expect God to move, it’s simply trusting in the fact that if God has told you something, it’s believing it by faith that he will make a way where there seems to be no way. That is walking by faith. That is the only faith God will honor or bless. Anything less is arrogance.

By the time I arrived in Louisiana, I was met by my friend David, and as we greeted each other and shared the joy of meeting each other for the first time, I happened to place my hand upon my pant leg pocket to place my car keys inside, when I noticed my wallet, and my thoughts raced to the fact that I had only $100 left because of traveling expenses required to make the 17 hour drive. Needless to say I was walking by faith, but I trusted God. As I was unpacking my things from the car into the church cabin arranged for visiting ministers and guests, my friend told me he had something for me, something that the Lord had placed upon his heart to give me. Out of his pocket he began to lay out eleven one hundred dollar bills and then proceeded to place it into my hand. When I looked at the money, then it hit me, I had $1,200 dollars! Exactly the amount I had prayed to the Lord that I needed. God showed me favor through a divine appointment, a God Connection that not only met my financial need, but that very friendship has lasted for these many years now.

When we examine early relationships found in the Bible, we can see many divine appointments which I refer to as GOD CONNECTIONS. These are divinely inspired friendships which were birthed from a divine appointment which developed not only a mutual friendships, but a deep agape love for one another that saw that person through very difficult times. Some examples of divine appointments can be seen in the lives of the following people:

  • David and Jonathan
  • David and Abiathar
  • Ruth and Naomi
  • Rahab the harlot and the two spies
  • Elijah and Elisha
  • Paul and Barnabas
  • Paul, Priscilla and Aquila
  • Paul and Timothy

In each of these relationships, we see a divine appointment by God that served not only as the basis for a mutual friendship, but in some situations brought life changing events in their future. Rahab’s divine appointment with the two spies saved her entire family, Jonathan’s love for David saved him from the wrath of his Father Saul. Paul’s relationship with Barnabas was instrumental in Paul being eventually accepted by the early church who would not originally receive Paul, yet it was Barnabas who spoke of Paul’s preaching in the temple at the very risk of his own life. In each of these appointments – Connections, we can see God’s handiwork.

So how does one recognize a divine appointment?

Here are several ways of determining a divine appointment:

  1. By the leading of the Holy Spirit.
  2. Being obedient to God’s will. (This opens up the door for God to use someone in your life.)
  3. Recognizing why that person or people are in your life.
  4. Learning to allow others to minister to you which then leads you into the next phase of your walk, or ministry.
  5. A genuine God Connection will come at a specific time in your life to help you through a current situation.

There have been many, many times in my life and ministry where God used a person or group of people to get me through a point in my life where I would have been lost had they not been there for me. This is an aspect of that divine appointment we must establish if we are to recognize and nurture that friendship. And while some relationships might fade to a lesser degree, it must be understood that in each and every Connection that God brings about, it is to serve as a reflection of his love toward us and to see us reach that place he has for us in our spiritual growth, but it our daily life, or our ministry. Whatever the case may be, recognizing and understanding a divine appointment – God Connection, will help you achieve the next plan God has for you. So don’t be too quick to brush off the next person that befriends you, but understand that God is a supreme God, and his desire is for you to grow and nurture in his perfect will, and that can only come by placing our complete trust in him and what he did on the cross, and recognizing those individuals he has placed in our lives to get us through our season of expectation. That is the God Connection.



satan encounter

Luke 10:19 states, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” This scripture immediately came to mind last night when I contended against a strong demonic encounter.

For nearly a month now, Ruth and I have been traveling throughout the south eastern region of China where we live in YongChuan, a province of Chongqing which is the larger city. For close to a month now, we have traveled many highways by bus, walked dirt and muddy roads in mountain regions, trekked up hills and valleys to preach the gospel to the local churches. Not to mention the weekly bible studies I teach to many desiring to hear the gospel. As I have stated recently, I heard the Lord speak to my spirit to build the first church in Chongqing/YongChuang area, it would be the first evangelical church and so far God is meeting the need financially as we are continually raising funds to buy a building to make it our first church in this area. Yet, for the most part, the enemy has been silent – until now.

It was only a matter of time that Satan would begin to show his face against the work we’re doing here, and last night he made himself known in a more direct and forceful way. At the time of this writing, it is now 9am in China. Last night when Ruth and I went to bed, all seemed okay, I told my wife I would study a bit as she had already went to bed, and after spending some time reading the word, I went to my prayer room and began to pray, what a wonderful feeling to know one can touch the throne of God all because of the cross. So eventually, as I made my way to bed, I immediately fell asleep as Ruth was already sound asleep. That is where the spiritual battle began at first, in my dreams.

There is no question that for whatever reason, Satan and/or demons have access to our dreams, and it is my belief that there are times when a believer will contend with bad dreams as a direct result of a evil spirit entering into their room and waging a more deeper spiritual battle in the mind. Remember, Paul said, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) This not only includes the world around us, but also the spiritual world around us that we cannot see with the natural eye. It is this dimension that most Christians ignore simply because either they have come to ignore it, or they have altogether wrote it off as simply the human mind emptying out the previous day’s events – nothing could be further from the truth and here’s why. We are spirit beings, we are spirit, soul and body. It is this unique combination which allows us to not only walk in the natural, but also the spiritual realm.

The dreams I was having the night before were horrible, and grew worse with each tossing and turning, until eventually I awoke from my sleep and sat still for a moment. I immediately remembered the scripture of Luke 10:19 and began to bind the source of the bad dreams – Satan. That is when things began to take a new, darker, more spiritual encounter. For as I took authority over my dreams, I attempted to go back to sleep, when suddenly I heard a voice speak very quickly and very loudly, yet my wife did not hear it, it stated, “GET OUT…OF CHINA!” I immediately opened my eyes, my heart beginning to beat faster at the sound of the hateful voice (God never speaks in such a manner to his children, so I knew it was not of God because my spirit immediately knew what it was and whom it was of).

What came to my mind immediately, to which I do not fully understand even to this day, is that the spirit had a Chinese accent. I’ve encountered such before when I returned to China earlier this year, when, upon entering my hotel room I was met by a evil voice which spoke to me very clearly that “We do not want you here” and it was in Chinese. Now, I can only think that it is a territorial spirit which has been for centuries been given the legal right to occupy this area, so in my belief these demonic stronghold has been so use to working and deceiving the Chinese people with their pagan customs and beliefs through Buddhism, that it has simply naturally taken on that aspect of the society for its own wicked purpose. Yet when I questioned the voice this time when it spoke, I laid back down on my bed, when immediately I heard the same voice speak to me, this time however it chose to speak to me in my own national language, confirming exactly what my spirit already knew, it was a demonic spirit sent by Satan to hinder me, for as I attempted to ignore it, it said in a loud, audible voice – “Hey!” and it was most certainly using perfect english.

Immediately I sat up, my bible resting next to me on the chair next to my side of the bed, I recalled the words of Jesus to his disciples (Luke 10:19) and I began to take authority over the room and most importantly over that demon spirit, rebuking it in Jesus name! The spirit left and I fell quickly asleep, for the remainder of the night I slept with perfect peace and tranquility. That is the power of Christ given to us thru the power of the cross. Yet it reminded me yet once again that we who walk in Christ must understand that Satan is fighting those who are steadfast in proclaiming the gospel, and why we must be vigilant in our war with him, for souls are at stake, as the gospel must be preached unto all nations, then the end shall come.




If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. “But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-5)

Blood moons, Super Blood moons, Tetrads, Shemitah’s, and of course – harbingers, have all become the popular talk among Christians in these current days in which we live. Yet surprisingly still, it reveals something more than a mere interest in these so called “prophetic events”, it signals how far the modern church has drifted away from sound biblical teaching, and instead, has embraced mysticism instead of the bible and true prophetic voices.

Since the release of Jonathan Cahn’s book ‘The Harbinger’, followed up by the books by John Hagee, John Shorey and Mark Biltz, the church world has found itself plagued and hypnotized by star trek prophecy preachers who are so far out into outer space that not even I can lock a radar on them. The fact is, they are running on prophetic utterances and shallow prophecies that, if taken into question, lacks serious scriptural weight. Yet now, with all the church foaming at the mouth to devour yet another “prophecy” by hit-and-run prophets, the word of God is left sitting on the desk while mythical conjecture masked as “prophecy” is embraced, the result? Seduction by another spirit.

I won’t begin to go through the entire problems with each of these individuals I have mentioned in the above paragraph, instead, I want to focus directly on what the Lord dropped into my spirit recently. At the time of this article it is now September 19th, 2015. To many, that date might not gain an interest, but to thousands upon thousands it was supposed to hold significant weight because as Cahn, Jim Bakker and other so called “prophets” have eluded to, September 13th was the end of the Shemitah and the elud 29, which was supposed to bring about the end of the economic world, WW3, and the rise of the antichrist, not to mention the rapture was supposed to occur, followed by a large earthquake. Yet none of these things have happened (or are going to right now). Instead, it once again proves why God takes prophecies very serious, and especially those which are spoken in his name.

When a prophet (under the law) spoke falsely, God had a remedy to deal with such – death. Some would argue that killing (by stoning) was a harsh judgment to pronounce simply because someone might have “missed it”, but one must truly understand the entire aspect of the role of the prophet under the old covenant. To walk and speak as a prophet was not an easy task, nor a popular one, many times true, genuine prophets of old were killed, boiled alive in hot oil, cut in two, and stoned to death, not for being false, but for being true. To speak for God in the time of Israel was not only full of great responsibility, the very words of a prophet held such a high weight among the people, that a false word could literally destroy an entire nation, or render it helpless to its many enemies, it could even lead people into false worship of idols, such was the weight of a prophets words and why God demanded that if someone claimed to be sent by God and spoke with a clear word, and it did not come to pass, that man had to be removed from the people and killed, to protect the nation itself from falling into great apostasy.

Unlike the past, there are no more judgments as to dealing with prophets whose words fail to come to pass, instead, we mark them as false, or sometimes immature, and leave them be, unless true repentance takes place where God can, if they were truly called into the role of a prophet, can mature them over a period of time so that they can then speak the word of God with surety and not by speculation. The fact is, it matters if a prophets words come to pass or not.

When a prophets words come to pass, and that man (or woman) has a proven ministry of leading people to the cross, then God is glorified, the people are edified and the prophetic office is respected. But when a prophets word does not come to pass, not only is the prophet tainted, God is also equally placed into doubt because the word claimed to be from God did not materialize, thus leaving people room for doubt for all other acts and wisdom of God. Such is why a prophets word is not only important, but why it matters.

Today, unlike Israel’s day, there are no longer any accountability toward those who would speak falsely of claiming to hear from God and say on a certain day such and such is going to occur, and when that claim comes and goes, then the people are left wondering what happened? Why the word never came to pass, and more importantly, it puts the legitimate office of the prophet into serious doubt. Such is why these men should be labeled as false, not simply because of their words failing to come to pass, but because they have also preached another gospel. This is the warning God’s word reminds us of when examining the words of a prophet, not just in their prophecies, but in their teachings as well. If Christ and the cross is not pointed out to the world and the church, then something is amiss. If they seek to gain financially from their prophecies, then something equally is amiss. God’s word never comes with a price tag, it will always be free. Yet it matters when a prophets word fails to come to pass as we have recently seen, and that failure is what is helping the enemy of our soul in his attempt to desensitize the church in these last days so that when a true, genuine false antichrist spirit emerges among the land, leading millions astray, then those who never questioned the words of such a man as being true or not, will lead them into complete seduction, thereby fulfilling the words of Paul, “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.” (2 Timothy 4:3)

It matters if a prophets word comes to pass or not, because God warns us that in the last days, seducing spirits and angels of light would infiltrate the church, leading many astray, and when we fail to examine and hold those men and women who claim to speak for God and miss the mark entirely, then the church suffers greatly. This is no time for allowing false wolves among us, but instead, we must begin to mark those who claim one thing and speak another, that is the mark of a true Christian testing all things, for it will save them from eternal damnation.




Since my arrival in China nearly 2 weeks ago, God has been dealing with me to build a church in Chongqing, since there are no large, established churches in this 80 million populated City. The Lord spoke one thing to me, “Build my church and I will fill it”. So, with that and the support of my wife, we are starting a building fund to raise $50,000 to purchase a good sized building so that over 120 people can worship and fellowship in. The local churches can accommodate around 12 people, some a little more, but less than 30, they NEED a place to worship, and China’s lessening grip on churches in the larger Cities can now make this possible. So, I’m asking those who can, to prayerfully consider this and give to this work I’ve been called to do. Maybe your church would adopt these Chinese believers with a one time gift? Any amount will go directly to the building fund, then to purchase bibles. This is a first ever undertaking and one I am humbled that God would place it in my hands. Consider this for your next mission support.

You can go online (here) to make a donation, or you can send check or money order payable to the following;

China Missions

1918 E. 16th St. Muncie Indiana 47302

Your support will make it possible for us to do what has not been done before.



Dear Friends,

When I first began this blog site some three years ago, I did so under the direction of the Lord, desiring to write about those things which have and are influencing the church today. The site has grown to over 700,000 viewership to date and continuing to grow. As many may or may not know, on September 7th, 2015, I will embark on a new path the Lord has directed me – China. In a few short days I will be traveling to China to begin a work where I will not only be joining my wife (Ruth), but also to begin planting churches, evangelizing and sharing the gospel to the Chinese. This is a faith walk unlike any other, yet one which I anticipate a great harvest of souls in the end. As for The Prophetic News, the site will continue to be updated regularly as well as both my personal Facebook page (here) and the mission page (here).  The official website for my ministry is www.chinamissions.org .

So what can the reader expect from the coming months? Regular updates from China and what we are actively doing. New articles, Facebook updates and yes, there is now an official Youtube channel where I will be updating viewers and supporters with video content which can be seen on our Youtube site (here).

The ministry is growing and many have asked how they can become a supporter of our work in China, it’s very simple, you can become a monthly supporter where you can donate either by check (via mail) or credit card (online) or through Paypal (chrisgregory1918@yahoo.com). Either way, you can be a sponsor to a work that has been going into China since 2013, which include taking bibles into China for distribution, training the saints with the gospel, and the most important thing, preaching the gospel to the lost. There is no greater opportunity for us to work within China than right now, and I know that those who are desiring a work to support will find that this work is fulfilling the call of the great commission just as God has called us to.

I will update more in the coming weeks, but for now I will be focusing on my upcoming travel into China and time to get adjusted to my new home and my newly married wife. For those who desire to support this work, as well as those who continue to support this work by mail, you can still support the work with your financial gift at the address below. If you wish to donate by mail, please make your check or money order out to the following: China Missions

Donations can be sent to this address if not using our website:

China Missions

1918 E. 16th St.

Muncie, Indiana 47302

Thank you for faithfulness in giving and may God richly bless you in your future – and pray for the people in China.




I saw it before, it was 1999 and the world (as well as the church) was beginning to fear the millennium. Economic meltdown, beginning of tribulation, all were beginning to reveal themselves by some of the popular preachers and prophets of the day. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, all relating to Y2K and the end of the world were dominating the marketplace. Prophets such as Bobby Conner, Cindy Jacobs and C. Peter Wagner were all declaring that Y2K was going to be the catalyst to usher in a One World Order, and economic crash (which never came), a world currency, not to mention the planet reeling from the affects of the judgment which was coming. Chuck Missler suggested that there would be a national power outage, where violence will grip the nation. It even got so bad that one particular well known tv evangelist warned his people not to fly on December 31st because he believed that when midnight hit, commercial airliners would fall from the sky. Silly but true.Yet it was the late David Wilkerson, who stated in 1998 for believers not to fear the hype over what was supposed to occur at the turn of the new century (Y2K).

Now, once again, there is a mass exodus of believers being led by mystic pied pipers into causing those in the modern church to fear the coming month of September, mainly September 13th and September 23rd as being the mark where the world will begin to fall into chaos, the Shemitah will end the period of grace and usher us all into the Great Tribulation (source). But I don’t desire to deal with that, instead, I want to speak directly to this false teaching which is leading people astray which says that people need to stay close to home and stock up with food, guns and their bibles.

While in prayer, the Lord began to deal with me over this whole idea of end time prepping for the “end”, and the Lord spoke something into my spirit and it’s found in the word, Matthew 6:34 ““Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” The Lord was proving once again that when we exchange faith for fear, when we begin to walk according to our efforts, then we no longer walk by faith, but by flesh, the result is failure. We see this through the great hall of faith (Heb. 11) where men (and women) trusted the Lord completely, not worrying about the things going on around them. Yet some would point to Joseph and telling the nation of Israel to stock pile food, yet a careful study of that verse showed that Egypt used that means to not only obey the Lord, in the end, it was a means of control over the people. The fact is this, under the new covenant (the cross) we now have something those in the old covenant did not have – the operation of the Holy Spirit.

It is the Holy Spirit which now guides and leads us, but do we allow ourselves to succumb to fear to such a degree that we must buy food which we will quite possibly never use? Where could that money go that many will spend on fruitless prophecies by the latest prophet or tv huckster claiming to hear a “word from God” which is actually not from God, but from flesh? Here is exactly what Jesus said, “”Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25). Yet Jesus continues to remind us that we who are in him should not even remotely be concerned when we see trials and troubles come. Look how Jesus dealt with Martha who was worried and fretting over so many things around her, yet her sister Mary stayed at the feet of Jesus, “But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,
” (Luke 10:41) 

Friend, there are a ton of voices which are ringing out right now as I type out this short letter to you who says that something big is coming and that the church needs to have plenty of food, water and clothing and cash on hand to face it, friend, that is false because it’s rooted in flesh, it’s not God’s way, it’s the way of flesh. Even IF something were to occur (I do not believe nothing will occur as what is being echoed today) but what did the Lord tell us? He tells us in his word that we are not to worry over these things, that he will provide for us, he will supply and meet our very need. The problem is we no longer trust in God’s way, because many are walking by fear and not by faith. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

Fear is a powerful thing, it grips the heart and once it roots itself in the spirit of the believer, they no longer hear the whispering guidance of the Holy Spirit, but they are turned over to another spirit, a spirit which will cause them to worry and fret over things which they really have no control over. The fact is, we are never to walk by sight, but by faith (Heb. 11:1). Yet I see countless numbers of Christians falling for once again a spirit of fear and the only ones reaping from it are the proponents who are reaping the money from such fear-mongering. It’s Y2K all over again.

Regardless of the future, ours is to walk in perfect faith, not worrying over things which may or may not happen, instead, ours is to trust the Lord completely, allowing the Lord to lead and guide us by his direction and not by the words of those who would attempt to lead us away from the cross and peace of mind. The bottomline is this, I will walk with perfect faith by his promise found in the word “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19). I won’t be stocking up on tribulation food, guns, water, why? Because my faith will carry me thru because of the cross. Stop listening to every word and start testing the word. I got a feeling everything’s going to be alright.




Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us.” (2 Thessalonians 2:2)

Concepts and theories will never replace the word of God. Yet once again, the church finds itself mesmerized by myths and fables under the guise of prophecy, and what’s worse, people are buying it hook, line and sinker. There are a great deal of fear-mongering going on right now by preachers, self proclaimed prophets who are supporting the view which says that come September, due to this being a Shemitah year, that God is going to judge America by bringing down the global economy, ushering in the final 7 year tribulation, ending the Presidency and ordering marshal law. The proof that these people have for their reasoning? The Shemitah.

People often ask, “What is the Shemitah anyway? And why does it have any bearing on the church?” The simple answer to the last part of that question is that it has absolutely nothing to do with the church, but Israel. So what is the Shemitah? The Shemitah, in simplest terms, is a Jewish Sabbath year which God implemented specifically and exclusively to the nation of Israel. The Shemitah, as some want to refer to, is a time of Jubilee. It is during this time that the ground rested, debts were forgiven, prisoners were set free, in other words, the Shemitah was a time of renewal, hope and blessing. Not one time was the Shemitah ever used as a time of judgement – ever. So why are people using an old Jewish period that God purposely designed only for the nation of Israel? The truth is worse than you might realize, and that truth is simple – for profit.

When God implemented the Shemitah, he did so to symbolically mirror the coming Christ. Everything in the Old Testament, the feasts days, the high holy days, the Sabbath – the Shemitah itself, were all types and shadows of the coming Savior, Jesus Christ. When Christ went to the cross, when Jesus said “It is finished” Jesus not only satisfied the sin debt, he ended the law, fulfilling it on the cross. Yet he went further, the cross ended the Sabbath, it ended the cycles God used to correct Israel or even bless the nation of Israel, including the Shemitah. In simple terms, God ended the way he measured his instruments of correction or blessing to the Jewish nation because of the cross. Actually, the Shemitah was to bless Israel:

…for the Lord will greatly bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance—only if you carefully obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe with care all these commandments which I command you today. For the Lord your God will bless you just as He promised you; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; you shall reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over you.” (Deuteronomy 15:4-6)

When Christ died, that death nullified everything from the past – including the Shemitah. Let me take it further, at no time in our world now (the church age) does God require any nation to observe the Shemitah, or even the Sabbath. Nor does God wield judgment from the Shemitah.

So why are many people advocating that economic destruction is coming in September? Because they have been deceived and are being deceived as well as deceiving others. There are no recorded facts which anyone who advocates that there is a economic judgment coming to America, or China, or the UK, or Britain based on the Shemitah – none. They can’t produce it, they can’t provide it, they can’t convince anyone with any significant scripture knowledge to believe such nonsense. Yet once again, the church is being duped by a few sorcerers for one purpose – financial gain. Peter said it like this, “And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” (2 Peter 2:3)

Friend, it is always about money, but not just money, it’s about distorting the body of Christ to remove the cross and instead, lead the believer into the practice of the law, this includes observing the Shemitah (which the church is not obligated to do). The cross ends this completely as the cross is the end of the law and the beginning of liberty (grace). So what about September?

The Lord spoke to me about this by referring to John 3:8 “The wind [Holy Spirit] blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” [emphasis mine]. The meaning is simple, the Holy Spirit comes and goes on this earth, there is nothing which happens that he is not aware of or permits, God continues to oversee the affairs of men, including corruption. But to suggest that September 13th is the date which God is going to judge the world is simply put – date setting. It is just shy of fortune telling. To be blunt, nothing is going to occur on September 13th, 2015.

To suggest that God will impose a Shemitah upon a nation other than Israel has no scripture backing whatsoever. To suggest that Jesus is returning on the Shemitah is myth and has no scripture backing. Once again it is fear-mongering to strike fear into people to control people. The fact is, God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, of power and a sound mind. So while it is true that God has reserved a time in the future that he will indeed bring judgment upon not only America, but also the world, that is future and we clearly see when that time frame is by the word of God, “But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.” (Romans 2:5) That day of wrath will be during the final Great Tribulation, when God will shake the world and those who have rejected his son, that is when grace has been terminated, when God’s delay of judgment will come to a close and all of humanity will see and understand that his wrath is not only good – but just.

Economic cycles where either great losses are endured, or great reward given, are simply based on the law of averages. Sooner or later great debt will reap great loss, great prosperity will reap great economic growth, it’s a cycle. People who advocate the Shemitah and the economy never state that Israel has never once, since 1948, has been observing the Shemitah cycles, but yet Jonathan Cahn and others are quick to point to America and not to Israel – why? The truth is, they can’t. But again, the Shemitah was fulfilled in Christ because of the cross. So why are they trying or attempting to cause fear and panic today? It goes back to money, they are selling books, DVD’s, conferences all in an attempt to reap a financial wind fall.

But therein lies the more sinister point to all of this, the proponents of the coming “disaster” set for this fall are attempting to make America the second Israel, they are trying to make the church a law keeping church and in the end, reject the cross. That is the ultimate betrayal. The word makes it very clear, that if a prophet declares something and it does not come to pass, that person is to be marked and ignored. (Deut. 13:1)  Yet today there are no accountability for false prophets and their words. Yet I also believe that it goes to something bigger, that being God is testing his people to see if they will accept something which is rooted in falsehood and not Holy Spirit inspired. It is my belief that is what is occurring now, the church is being tested to see if they will listen to something which is false, or reject it. I fear they are eager to embrace anything which tickles their ear. Yet this is what is I believe part of the whole Shemitah teaching, it is not only seducing the church, it is conditioning them to accept something greater and far more worse – the antichrist.

If the church is able to embrace a proven false doctrine such as the Shemitah and what is supposed to come in September, then by that logic, the church can accept another gospel altogether, and one which will damn the hearer forever. That is the real issue at hand, are we going to accept something which is false, or will we stand faithfully on the written word and reject that which is contrary to the gospel? Come September we will know.