Died: Stephen A. Hayner, 66, Columbia Seminary President Emeritus, Former InterVarsity President

Stephen A. Hayner, one of the Baby Boomer generation's most influential evangelicals through his leadership at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and later at Columbia Seminary, has died. He was 66.

Hayner had been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year before he died on Saturday, Jan. 31. Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, released this statement:

Known by many throughout the world with love, affection, and gratitude, Steve was a person of many honors and degrees who refused to categorize others or himself by achievements. His goal was to always live to and for an audience of One, and his hope was to live life with wide open arms and relational integrity. His life was imbued with joy and freedom, which touched and changed many people along the way.

On Wednesday when the Columbia community gathered to worship and pray for Steve and his family, he continued to love the students, faculty, and staff as he texted to say, “On what will probably be my last day on this earth I want to send you all at the seminary my deepest love, gratitude and joy. Joyfully, Steve.” A service will be held at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30305. Date and time will be announced.

The full statement from Columbia Seminary is here.

Hayner served as president of IVCF from 1988 to 2001. Christianity Today will update this story with additional information as it becomes available.

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Cop left teen girl locked in police vehicle with rapist

(National Post) There was plenty of drinking in Tasiujaq that weekend in 2011, just as there was whenever a shipment of alcohol arrived in the isolated village in Quebec’s far north.

The lone police officer on duty on the night of Sept. 19 had her hands full. Fresh out of police school, she had been on the job less than a month and was not even authorized to carry a sidearm.

But as she apprehended a 17-year-old girl who had become heavily intoxicated, Const. Danielle Gallant made a decision that would come back to haunt her.

Obama’s choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.

The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family's best interests.

Obama nominated Echaveste last September. She had yet to receive a confirmation hearing in the ...

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control

(London Guardian) The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, two people familiar with the investigation said.

It had been suffering maintenance faults with a flight control computer for more than a week, and one person familiar with the matter said the captain had flown the same faulty aircraft just days before the crash.

Died: Stephen A. Hayner, 66, Columbia Seminary president emeritus; former IVCF president

Stephen A. Hayner, one of the Baby Boomer generation's most influential evangelicals through his leadership at Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and later at Columbia Seminary, has died. He was 66.

Hayner had been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year before he died on Saturday, Jan. 31. Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, released this statement:

Known by many throughout the world with love, affection, and gratitude, Steve was a person of many honors and degrees who refused to categorize others or himself by achievements. His goal was to always live to and for an audience of One, and his hope was to live life with wide open arms and relational integrity. His life was imbued with joy and freedom, which touched and changed many people along the way.

On Wednesday when the Columbia community gathered to worship and pray for Steve and his family, he continued to love the students, faculty, and staff as he texted to say, “On what will probably be my last day on this earth I want to send you all at the seminary my deepest love, gratitude and joy. Joyfully, Steve.” A service will be held at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30305. Date and time will be announced.

The full statement from Columbia Seminary is here.

Hayner served as president of IVCF from 1988 to 2001. Christianity Today will update this story with additional information as it becomes available.

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Blended Together

My wife, Janet, bought me a new Dreadnought D-35 guitar for my 65th birthday. Originally developed in the early 1900s, the Dreadnought style is larger than most guitars designed during that time, and it’s known for its bold and loud tone. It was named after the large World War I British battleship the HMS Dreadnought. The back of the D-35 is unique. Because of the shortage of wide pieces of high quality rosewood, the craftsmen innovatively fit three smaller pieces of wood together, which resulted in a richer tone.

Palestinian propagandists infiltrate the church

150127popepalestineAmericans are trusting. We want to believe good about people. It’s part of the open, free society built by decent folks. It separates us from other cultures, and at the end of the day it’s better to be optimistic than pessimistic.

Unless danger lurks.

When delirious activists and regular citizens joyously took sledgehammers to the Berlin Wall, most of us watched the television images with wonder. Finally, the Evil Empire was gone, along with the Nazis and the ancient Assyrians and all the other historical totalitarian states.

Collectively, free people and especially those who fight for freedom breathe a sigh of relief when evil is defeated. Think America, circa 1945-46. We went back to developing this great country, and an unprecedented era of prosperity followed.

Yet, our enemies didn’t take a day off. They didn’t go shopping or to the beach. The result was decades of a Cold War that got dicey at times.

The period of 1989-91 doesn’t exactly feel similar, although seemingly we defeated communism.

Except that I don’t think we did. Totalitarians never really go away. They change their spots and strategies, but never really are defeated. In his extraordinary book, “Dupes,” Paul Kengor outlines in chilling detail how the Soviets (beginning even before World War 2!) targeted the U.S. for destruction, from within.

Agents were sent to cozy up to political and religious leaders, and it is this latter group I find fascinating.

American Christians, including the leadership, usually are affable and trusting. They want to believe in the good of humanity, although our own sacred writings poke holes in that worldview.

So it is that the same strategies used in 1940 are still being used by our enemies. I find it fascinating that the Soviets schooled Muslim terrorists like Yasser Arafat not only in operational plans, but also – more critically – in the use of propaganda.

It is this propaganda that is plaguing our nation now, nowhere more evident than in religious circles.

In the 1990s, Arafat let loose the crocodile tears and lamented the alleged Israeli policy of keeping Muslims from their holy sites.

Except there was no such policy. In reality, only under the Israelis have religious minorities enjoyed wide access to holy sites.

That didn’t keep religious types like the leadership of the United Methodist Church from putting an affectionate arm around the PLO terror chief.

For decades, some key American Christian leaders have embraced totalitarians, ranging from Fidel Castro to Sheik Nasrallah of Hezbollah.

Curious, curious.

Now, the propaganda of the jihadists has infiltrated American evangelicalism, incredibly, and herein lays perhaps the greatest victory of the jihadists in their drive to take down America. If Christian leadership is duped, what hope is there for the laity?

It was with alarm that I saw a social media message recently from Andy Braner, director of Camp KIVU, a Colorado-based camp for young people. Braner is a charismatic, dedicated and passionate mentor for youth, and comes from the fairly famous Kanakuk Kamps.

I have tracked for the last few years the effort by Palestinian leaders, both the Palestinian Authority and its dhimmi (subjugated) Christian population, to network with influential American Christians. This is almost solely for the purpose of pushing the PLO narrative and undermining/demonizing Israel. The net effect is an erosion of support for Israel among next-generation (Millennial) Christian evangelicals.

They are succeeding wildly, in my view.

Braner has just announced a spring 2015 trip to what is generally referred to in these circles as “the Holy Land.” I suspect even this description is an effort to avoid saying “Israel” in a positive light.

“KIVU Holy Land 2015” promises to be quite the adventure, but one with knowledge of Palestinian duplicity can scan the itinerary for KIVU’s planned trip and recognize immediately that something is rotten in Ramallah.

The webpage devoted to the trip features a prominent photo of a contingent posing in front of the Dome of the Rock, the Muslim shrine to Muhammad. Below that is a most interesting itinerary.

After the usual Christian sites through Day 3, we find that the group will begin the meaty part of the trip in Bethlehem. This biblical city, where of course Jesus Christ was born, is now under the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which is really a cleaned-up-for-the-cameras version of the old PLO, Israel’s sworn enemy. So any group visiting the town will be treated to a propaganda fest that would make Joe Stalin swoon.

First thing on the agenda for Day 4 is a trek to the Holy Land Trust, run by Sami Awad, the point man for the Palestinian agenda. Identifying himself as a proponent of non-violent protest of Israel’s alleged occupation of the Palestinian people, Awad actually spends a good deal of time traversing the U.S., speaking in churches.

Further on Day 4, the group of impressionable youth will be treated to lunch at Bethlehem Bible College, a hotbed of anti-Israel invective, and later, the group will “visit a refugee camp and walk around the wall.”

Keep in mind, language has meaning. Words mean something. Visiting a refugee camp means there is a 100-percent certainty the American youth will talk to downtrodden Palestinians who will read from their scripts about alleged Israeli abuses. There will be no mention of the 100-year Arab terror war against Jews, because, well, that just wouldn’t fit the agenda.

And the “walk around the wall”? That will entail more tales of woe about how Israel has built a “big, open-air prison” that separates Palestinians from family and good jobs elsewhere in the country. Again, no mention of the thousands of murdered Jews at the hands of homicide bombers, etc., since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993. Hence, the need for a security fence, most of which is wire and not high, cement walls.

On Day 5, the group will visit another Palestinian-controlled city, Hebron, where they will meet with a Christian Peacemaker Team. The group is decidedly anti-Israel.

Later in the day is an option to visit a “settlement.” Notice that it isn’t referred to as an Israeli community, but as a “sssssettlement.” That fits the Palestinians’ political agenda, to further label Jews as illegitimate colonizers.

Leftists in the American church are quite good at shaping the dialogue during “settlement” visits, making sure the usually unsuspecting Jewish hosts are portrayed in the worst possible light.

Starting to get the picture?

Day 6 features a picnic with locals, so one can be sure the Israel-bashing will be in full swing.

Day 7 features “Silwan threatened – the political threat,” which refers to an Arab village on the slopes opposite Jerusalem’s Old City. There, no doubt, the youth will hear about the nefarious plans by the Jews to “Judaize” Jerusalem. I find this to be a particularly outrageous political statement by the trip organizers.

Later in the day, there is a planned visit to Jerusalem’s Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem, but I have two thoughts about this: The visit provides cover from critics who rightly point out the outrageous propaganda trip overall, and I’m quite sure somewhere along the way, the youth will hear about how the Jews subtly became Nazi-like in their treatment of the poor Palestinians, who of course were simple shepherds and farmers set upon by hordes of Jews after World War II, who forcibly established a state.

Look, there is no way I’d allow my child to participate in such a trip. Does Braner know that his group is being used by skilled Palestinian propagandists?

One would hope not.


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China draining global gold inventory

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From BullionStar.com:

China continues to drain global gold inventory

Where is all the gold flowing into China coming from? Bullion vault market analyst and GATA consultant Koos Jansen tries calculating it, starting with the huge amounts flowing from the United Kingdom and Switzerland. His commentary is headlined “China Continues To Drain Global Gold Inventory” and is posted at the BullionStar website.

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From the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee:

World Gold Council CEO says gold’s future is physical

The World Gold Council, creator of the gold exchange-traded fund GLD, announced an agreement in principle with the Shanghai Gold Exchange to develop the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone as a global gold market.

In a press release, World Gold Council CEO Aram Shishmanian said: “The growth of the Shanghai Gold Exchange into the world’s largest physical gold exchange provides compelling evidence that the future of gold is physical. As the market shifts from West to East, the expansion of strong gold-trading hubs in Asia will improve price discovery, liquidity, transparency, and efficiency, all of which will transform the landscape of the global gold market. As a major market, accounting for 30 percent of global capacity, this will enable China to take its rightful place in the world gold market.”

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From the Tocqueville Gold Strategy Investor Letter:

Gold market has been rigged but trust in the riggers is declining

Gold market rigging by central banks and their investment bank agents is the main topic of the year-end investor letter by John Hathaway, portfolio manager for Tocqueville Asset Management.

Hathaway writes: “We believe that a breakdown of trust in financial intermediaries – including bullion banks, ‘synthetic’ gold substitutes such as ETFs, and derivatives, as well as the integrity of central-bank custodial relationships – is behind the growing clamor to repatriate physical gold bars owned by sovereign states. …

“Loss of trust is the genesis of bank runs. Bullion banking is a fractional-reserve system in which large amounts of credit are extended based on a relatively small quantity of physical metal. Sovereign gold bars are a major component of the credit base. We believe this is a story to watch very closely in the coming year.

“It seems to us that the circle of those disparaging gold has dwindled to a rear guard of hard-core, dollar-centric addicts still hooked on a monetary policy designed to herd investors into risky assets. In a truly Orwellian transposition, gold, the safest asset in history, is maligned by the financial media as risky, while financial assets at near-record valuations are viewed as compelling. In the simplistic logic that passes for financial wisdom, if equities are good, then gold must be bad. If there has been a Greenspan/Bernanke put for equities, why not a Yellen cap for gold?”

Read Hathaway’s entire letter at Tocqueville.com.

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From Reuters:

Swiss give scary lesson on central banks’ limits

By Swaha Pattanaik

Central bankers have to live up to high expectations. Investors and politicians expect them to control inflation, prevent deflation, promote growth and keep the financial system healthy. The Swiss National Bank, an above-average institution, has failed at two simpler tasks: keeping its word and preventing destabilizing currency moves. The lessons for the rest of the world are scary.

After three years, and without either notice or much of an explanation, the Swiss abruptly ditched their cap on the franc’s value. The franc promptly surged 40 percent against the euro before giving back more than half its gains. Investors and Swiss firms were in uproar.

The first lesson is never trust a central banker when he or she makes a commitment or gives guidance. …

Read the entire article here.

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From the (UK) Telegraph:

World deflationary forces have swept away Swiss defenses

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

The Swiss National Bank has lost control. It is the latest in a list of venerable central banks to be overwhelmed by deflationary forces and global economic disorder.

The country is already in deflation. The Swiss franc ended Thursday [January 15] 13 percent higher after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned its three-year efforts to defend a currency floor of 1.20 to the euro. “We have a free exchange rate once again,” said the SNB’s president, Thomas Jordan.

Indeed, but nobody is fooled by the SNB’s attempt to spin this as benign. “This is a huge hit to their credibility,” said Deutsche Bank.

The official statement claimed that the exchange floor is no longer needed and that “overvaluation has decreased as a whole since the introduction of the minimum exchange rate.”

This is eyewash.

“They have had to throw in the towel. They couldn’t hold the line anymore,” said David Owen, from Jefferies Fixed Income. “This is going to cause extreme pain for parts of the Swiss economy but the SNB are trapped.” …

Read the entire article here.

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From BullionStar.com:

‘Astonishing’ heavy withdrawals from Shanghai Gold Exchange

An “astonishing” 61 tons of gold were withdrawn from Shanghai Gold Exchange vaults in the week ending Jan. 9, Bullion Star market analyst Koos Jansen, a GATA consultant, reports. Being the lunar New Year, January is traditionally a period of heavy gold buying in China, Jansen writes. His analysis is headlined “Chinese Lunar Year Gold Buying At Full Steam” and it’s posted at Bullion Star.

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From King World News:

Deflation in Europe, hyperinflation in U.S.

Interviewed by King World News, GoldMoney founder James Turk mocks U.S. economic data and says European stock markets are sensing deflation while the U.S. stock market is sensing hyperinflation from money printing. This, Turk says, will be gold’s year. An excerpt from the interview is posted at the KWN blog.

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From the Financial Post:

Gold sector’s bad bets wiping out lifetime earnings – and investor confidence

Goldcorp Inc. could soon join an inglorious group: large gold miners that have a net loss to show for their entire history as corporate entities.

The Vancouver-based company warned that it expects to record an impairment charge of US $2.3 billion to US $2.7 billion on its Cerro Negro mine in Argentina. Given that Goldcorp’s retained earnings were US $2.2 billion as of Sept. 30, they may be completely wiped out in the company’s next quarterly report.

That would not be unusual in the gold industry, where write-downs have destroyed historic profits in recent years. Barrick Gold Corp. has retained earnings of negative US $7.8 billion, while Kinross Gold Corp. is at minus US $8.5 billion. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. has a US $4 billion historic loss, while Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has a slimmer loss of US $740 million.

These companies have highly profitable operations that continue to perform well in a tough gold market. But they paid the price for taking risky bets that backfired and crushed shareholder value when gold prices dropped. …

Read the whole story here.

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From 24HourGold.com:

The end of central bank power? Or the start of more ‘financial repression’?

By Chris Powell

Former Wall Street trader and market commentator Bruce Krasting, in an analysis publicized by Zero Hedge, argues that the Swiss National Bank’s repudiation of its pledge to peg the Swiss franc to the Euro forever will mark the beginning of the end of central bank power.

Krasting writes: “The Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan, European Central Bank, Swiss National Bank, and other central banks have repeatedly made the same promises over the past half-decade: ‘Don’t worry! We are here. We will do anything it takes to achieve the stability we desire. We are stronger than the markets. We can overwhelm all forces. We will never let go. Just trust us.’ …

“Anyone who continues to believe in the all-powerful central bank after today is a fool.”

Well, maybe.

But arrogant as the Swiss National Bank has been and as humbled as it is now amid the devastation it has wrought, it is actually one of the smaller central banks and its influence has been vastly inflated by an outdated reputation for probity.

And while central bank power suddenly does looks shaky, central banks are not alone in their never-ending war against free markets. No, central banks may be allied with the rest of their governments – indeed, to a great extent central banks control their governments by financing them – and governments may claim even greater power than central banks do.

Because of their power of infinite money creation, central banks can not only manipulate markets and thereby arbitrarily set the value of all capital, labor, goods, and services in the world; as lately has seemed to be their objective, central banks also can prevent markets from happening at all.

But central banks can’t prosecute and imprison people and confiscate their property for perpetrating markets. Only the remainder of government can do that – and some governments seem to consider themselves empowered to do that already even in nominally democratic countries.

Read the entire article here.

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World unhinged? Does Bible have a clue?

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Does it seem like the world is a little more unhinged than usual?

  • Stock market going wild;
  • Global currency crisis;
  • Wars and rumors of wars;
  • Terrorists unstoppable;
  • Death of kings and national upheaval;
  • Governments have no answers.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

What’s it all about? Is there a common denominator linked to these crises and more?

Yes, says Jonathan Cahn, the messianic rabbi and New York Times bestselling author of “The Harbinger,” the bestselling Christian book of 2012 and 2013. And the answer, he says, comes in his new book with shocking conclusions – “The Mystery of the Shemitah.”

What is “the Shemitah”?

It’s a biblical, seven-year cycle that culminates in a year of rest, release, economic leveling, the rise and fall of empires and more.

The Shemitah comes once every seven years. In biblical Israel it brought a canceling of debts, a resting of the land from sowing and reaping, and a resetting of financial accounts. The seven-year Shemitah cycle was meant as a blessing as long as the Israelites followed God and observed his ways, but it could manifest as judgment if the nation turned to its own devices and removed God from its culture and legal system.

What Cahn found in researching the Shemitah throughout the world’s history is that it not only impacts Israel and the Jewish people. It affects everything, as he puts it.

The specific avenues of potential judgment Cahn is watching now are the economy and the rise of ISIS as a new terrorist threat to America. The last two Shemitah years – 2000-2001 and 2007-2008 – brought the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the historic stock market crashes of September 2001 and 2008.

While President Obama’s state of the union address was loaded with sweet delights meant to bedazzle America’s long-suffering middle class as he signaled economic prosperity for all is waiting just around the corner, Cahn saw something else in the speech.

He sees dark storm clouds closing in on Obama’s rays of sunshine, citing “harbingers” that the country is sliding headlong toward a collapse – with blindfolds securely fastened.

“Listening to the president’s State of the Union address, I was reminded of ancient Israel,” said Cahn, who also inspired the bestselling faith movie of 2012 and 2013 – “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” which provides an in-depth primer on the effects of the Shemitah.

“The people (of Israel) convinced themselves that they were coming back stronger than before,” Cahn told WND. “And then it all collapsed, and the judgment came.”

Cahn sees warning signs of potential judgment coming to America as the current Shemitah year nears the halfway point. It ends Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

“I’ve warned in ‘The Harbinger’ and as I’ve spoken across the country that if this nation doesn’t return to God, its crown as head of nations will be removed,” he said.

Two weeks into the Shemitah year, which began in Sept. 25, 2014, Cahn said the first sign of America’s removal as the pinnacle of economic power was already apparent to those who were paying attention.

The American age that began more than 140 years ago, quietly came to an end.

According to a report by the International Monetary Fund, China’s economy had for the first time surpassed that of the United States and now claims the distinction of being the world’s largest economy, according to an October report.

“America’s crown as the strongest economic power on earth was removed. It passed to China,” Cahn said. “The word Shemitah can mean ‘the fall.’ That alone would constitute one of the greatest falls in modern history – the end of the American age.”

The IMF measures both GDP in market-exchange terms and in terms of purchasing power, reported Business Insider.

On the purchasing-power basis, China is overtaking the U.S., becoming the world’s biggest economy. By the end of 2014, China made up 16.48 percent of the world’s purchasing-power adjusted GDP (or $17.632 trillion), and the U.S. made up just 16.28 percent or $17.416 trillion.

As the year of the Shemitah grinds toward its climax on Sept. 13, 2015, Cahn is also watching the Supreme Court.

“The harbingers have continued to manifest and America’s apostasy from God has only accelerated. In April of this year, in the midst of the Shemitah, the Supreme Court will hear a case that will likely end marriage as we know it,” Cahn said. “The verdict will be released in June. That will mark a critical point in America’s fall from God.”

Another one of the harbingers, that of the terrorist, has resurfaced in the form of ISIS, he said.

“The judgment and destruction of Israel was carried out by the Assyrians, the fathers of terrorism,” Cahn said. “The emergence of ISIS and its conflict with America is ominous.”

As for the economy, destabilization in the currency markets and disruptive oil markets are creating a springboard for turbulent times ahead.

Whether America’s economic judgment comes with a sudden, painful jolt or as a slow, grinding down until it becomes subservient to other nations, remains to be seen. But either way, the messianic Jewish rabbi from New Jersey believes America will be knocked off its perch atop the world order, especially economically, if widespread repentance does not occur.

“There’s an eerie kind of unease,” he said. “The stock market has been hit by strange waves of volatility and violent swings. And it actually began the very first week of the Shemitah. I believe we’re watching a house of cards. It could implode at any time.”

For sure, Cahn is not the only one who sees hard times ahead for America.

Two “black swan events” have financial experts reassessing their forecasts.

One is the falling price of crude oil and its corrosive effect on Russia’s economy. The other is Switzerland deciding last week to decouple the Swiss franc from the Euro, resulting in billions of dollars in losses for large banks and currency traders.

The oil price shock started out with most economists predicting a short-term “blip” that would quickly reverse course, only to see prices further plummet with no end in sight.

That is driving economic indicators and propelling economies in directions not previously forecast.

Russia, for instance, is under extreme pressure, as is Iran and Venezuela. Saudi Arabia stands to gain market share at the expense of Russia and the burgeoning U.S. shale-oil industry.

The United States meanwhile continues to chug along with low interest rates and what some analysts see as a bloated stock market ripe for a fall.

There’s more in the biblical calendar that suggests big changes in the world this year and next, say Cahn and another Hebraic roots teacher, Mark Biltz, the discoverer of what has become known as “the Blood Moons phenomenon.”

In his book and a companion documentary movie, both titled “Blood Moons,” Biltz identifies a period of time in which four consecutive lunar eclipses, or blood moons, will all take place on Hebrew holy days. The last time this took place was in 1967-1968, the period in which Israel regained Jerusalem.

The time before that was 1949-1950, the time of Israel’s war of independence, when it became a nation. The last time before that was 1493 and 1494, the period when Jewish people were fleeing for their lives in one of the greatest calamities of Jewish history, the expulsion from Spain.

Thus, if the pattern holds true, it would point to a great event to take place concerning the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, and affecting the world, says Biltz.

What do the Shemitah and the blood moons have to do with each other? Both Cahn and Biltz point to a coming period which could bear profound implications and world shaking events. Beyond that is the timing. When is the period of blood moons pointed to by Biltz and the astronomical projections he found in NASA’s database? It began in April 2014 at Passover and will continue until September of 2015, about the same time the Shemitah ends.

“Because of this Americans and people all over the world are taking notice,” says Cahn.

Learn more about the Shemitah and the Blood Moons:

Get WND’s free report on the Shemitah.

Get more on the Shemitah mystery in Cahn’s books and movies.

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See the trailer for the “Blood Moons” DVD:

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See a trailer for “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment:”