As widely reported, a bizarrely wonderful cloud formation, accompanied by a spectacular rainbow, was seen over Costa Rica recently. Scientists were quick to explain that it was merely a natural phenomenon called “cloud iridescence,” but they are far outnumbered by those who see it as a divine sign that the end is near.
The fact that it occurred in September 2015 is certainly worth noting. For this is the month that coincides with Shemitah, an ancient Jewish tradition derived from a divine instruction to Moses (Deuteronomy 15:1–2) requiring observation of a Sabbath year every seven years to allow the land to rest as well as granting a nullification of all debt which, if not observed, launches seven-year cycles of progressively worsening calamities until repentance is made.
Before dismissing this as mere superstition, it should be pointed out that the terrorist attacks of 9-11 occurred in a Shemitah year, and seven years later in the next Shemitah year a stock market crash was visited upon us. And so on.
One of the first such retributions was reported in Isaiah 9:10 thusly: “The sycamores have been cut down, But we will replace them with cedars,” which has been interpreted as the vengeance of God cutting down the sycamores and an act of defiance against God in replacing them with cedars, bringing hardship and disaster down upon the people. Isn’t it odd that the roots of a sycamore tree destroyed at ground zero on 9-11 were bronzed and put on display, and the cedar tree it was replaced with subsequently died?
Moral to the story: To avert calamity, pride and arrogance must fall, and the people must repent and turn back to God. “For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes; behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day” (Zechariah 3:9). Repentance is the only hope.
Speaking of the seven-year cycles of Shemitah, the number 7 is everywhere. The births of two cows with 7s on their faces last year presaged the 2015 Shemitah as judgment signs borrowed from the pharaoh’s dream, as presented on The Jim Bakker Show. Every Shemitah is divided by seven years, the last year being called the Shemitah year, and the year which follows the seventh of these 7-year groupings (every 50 years, that is), a Jubilee year, which coincidentally begins in 2015 and ends in 2016. Every economic downturn, stock market crash and many catastrophic major world events can be correlated to Shemitah years with astonishing accuracy. Earthquake? Quite possible, say the experts, as the word itself connotes shaking, shaking down, retribution for not having heeded the word of God.
On September 27, we also will experience a total eclipse of a Blood Super Moon, as an astrological grand finale. The scholars, of course, quibble over 24-hour differences having to do with the Genesis writing style designating sunrises and sunsets, but the correct interpretation will surely be revealed as the events unfold. As the eminent psychic Eve Paris has observed, “Whatever shake-up is in store for us, as the prophesied dates approach, end times phenomena will continue to resound throughout cyberspace.”
 Jonathan Cahn, The Harbinger. Amazon.com
 Eve Paris, personal correspondence, August 31, 2015.