Pt. 1. Why Solar Eclipse of 2017 launches 490th “Shmita”

(Because 70 jubilees elapse from the Conquest to AD 2025)

(To Part Two)

Jesus said, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and the moon, and the stars” (Luke 21:25)

God commanded every seventh year to be a Sabbath year –the year of the Shmita. Messianic Rabbi Johnathan Cahn has popularized the Hebrew word “Shmita” among Christians, and we will use the same word in this article. (As we shall see, the modern Shmita occurred three years before the one in 2017. We will explain. Some anticipated questions will be answered in the next blog.)

“Shmita” in Hebrew means “release”—the “release” from servitude or indebtedness and to desist one year from field work.  (Lev 25; 26:33-43; Deut 15; Jer 25:11; 29:10; Dan 9; Ezra 1; Neh 10:31; Zech 1:12; 7:5.)

Why did the modern Shmita occur three years before the Shmita of 2017 to 2018?

There is no contradiction!

The last Shmita kept by modern Israel was from 2014t to 2015. (The “t” stands for the month of Tishri, roughly our September.)

However, the modern Shmita does not claim to be related to the original one, which began when Israel entered the Promised Land in 1406 BC. The contemporary Shmita of Jews today is based upon the return from the Babylonian Exile, not from 1406 BC.

Thus, there are two seven-year cycles, separated by three years. Jews today follow the cycle that began at the return of the exile led by Ezra (and Nehemiah). (It likely commenced 444t BC; compare Neh 8:14-18; 10:31; Deut 31:10, and Dan 9.)

God commanded the Shmitas and jubilees to be kept starting from when they entered the Promised Land and is thus incomparably more important than any Jewish tradition. 1406 BC is the date held by most evangelical scholars and found in the footnotes of most Bibles for the past 50 years.

The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai,  “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. Lev. 25:1-2;

Then the Land had rest from war, Josh 11:23. Cf. Josh 14.

Jeremiah weeps over Jerusalem in 586 BC with a scroll in hand. The Shmita cycle in Israel today unofficially began after their return from exile. Please note: Jewish chronology is based upon an erroneous date for the fall of Jerusalem as if it was in 423 BC. Thus, Jewish chronology before the fall of Jerusalem is useless and off by over a century!

Why 70 jubilees are important

  • The 70th jubilee is important because the jubilee is comprised of heptads (seven times seven).  In the bible, seven symbolizes completion and is related to the Hebrew word for a solemn oath. Seven multiplied by itself adds emphasis and solemnity. Thus, 70 x 7 x 7 years is most solemn.
  • The 70th jubilee is important because 70 jubilees is the same as seven cycles of 490 years (the period mentioned in Dan. 9, which also has to do with missed Shmitas).
  • The 70th jubilee is important because 70 jubilees amount to 490 neglected Shmitas (70 x 7 x 7, Dan. 9; 2Chron 36:21).
  • The 70th jubilee is important because Israel turns 77 years old from its birth as a nation (1948 to 2025). Moreover, Jesus links the number “77” to “70 x 7” in Matt 18:22. (The Bible reads as either 77 or 70 x 7).

The eclipse of 2017 marks the last seven-year cycle before the 70th jubilee

  • God has used solar eclipses as signs before. The following is lengthy — but extremely important. It shows that God has used eclipses to communicate His plans and can be expected to do so again. Jesus said, “And there shall be signs in the sun, and the moon, and the stars” (Luke 21:25). Around July of 1406 BC, the same year the jubilee count began, Joshua commanded the sun and moon to stand still while Israel defeated the Amorites, (Josh 10:12). However, there was another celestial sign left unrecorded that occurred about the same time.

On July 14, 1406 BC, at the front paws of the constellation (stars) of Leo, an actual total solar eclipse occurred. Compare the similarity of the location of the two eclipses. (Click to enlarge.)

1406 BC, July 14. Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Rome.
Aug 21, 2017. Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Salem, US.

Thus, the 1406 BC eclipse is in the same location as our 2017 eclipse. To understand the eclipse at the start of the jubilees is to understand the 2017 eclipse at the end, nearly 70 jubilees later. Therefore, ponder the following carefully!

On July 14, 1406 BC, as Israel fought the Amorites, the path of the moon’s narrow shadow ominously crossed key demonic high places in one long curved line. It began near the place Columbus would later sail home after discovering America, passed through Spain, then over the seven hills of Rome, then the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus, the Island of Patmos along with the seven churches of the Book of Revelation, Tarsus, then along the southern side of the northern border of Israel (thus visible by warring Israel, Josh 10). This includes Mt. Hermon of Bashan, where the watcher-angels rebelled. It then continued along the Euphrates river to Babylon, Ur, and Eridu (Tower of Babel), on out the mouth of the Euphrates (the eastern-most border that God promised to Israel), and Susa (of Persia), and then finally ends at Bombay India, the great Hindu metropolis.

(Click to enlarge.) Path of total solar eclipse likely just days after the miracle of the sun and moon standing still by Joshua. 1406 BC, July 14. (Note: My Starry Night program places the path of this eclipse further north, about 70 miles — closer to the actual northern boundary. The further back in time, the greater the uncertainty regarding the exact path of an eclipse, but the above map is the mean location.)
(Click to enlarge.) NASA 20 years of eclipses from 1420 to 1401 BC
More about the Fallen Angels:

Moses prophesied the day he died “at 120 years of age” (i.e., 120.5) concerning the future of the 12 tribes of Israel. That day happened to have been exactly six months before the July 14, 1406 eclipse (Deut 1:3; 34:7-8). Moreover, an annular eclipse just happened to occur elsewhere in the world on this very day! On this same day, Moses prophesied about two tribes that, when overlapped like the sun and moon, foretold the eclipse of July 14, 1406 BC… The tribes of Dan and Manasseh (Joseph).

(Manasseh inherited Mt Hermon of Bashan, the land of the Giants, [Deut 3:11; Jos 12:4; 13:12; Num 32:33]. Dan leaped toward that direction and later relocated near there. The book of Enoch [and other sources] inform us that Mt Hermon is where the angels, “sons of God,” descended from “heaven,” Gen 6:2, but were judged and sent to the “deep.” Recall that this eclipse occurred in the heavens where the crouching lion (Leo) leaps upon the prey of the “sun” and “moon” overlapped by the eclipse. Compare all this to the key elements of the prophecy to Joseph and Dan.

“And of Joseph he said, Blessed of Jehovah be his land, For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that crouches [like a lion] beneath, And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, And for the precious things of the growth of the moons…”
“And of Dan he said, “Dan is a lion’s cub that leaps from Bashan.”(Deut 33:14,22).

Yet another total solar eclipse occurred 40 years earlier on the day God said, “This month to you will be the first of the month.” Moses inaugurated this very New Year at the Exodus (1446n). (As with the 360- calendar, there may have been a leap month that year, if so, the eclipse fell on 2Adar). This total solar eclipse passed over the source of the Nile River (recall the first plague) at Lake Victoria and was thus visible from Upper Egypt.

(Click to enlarge.) NASA 20 years of  eclipses from 1460 to 1441 BC

Moreover, the Exodus eclipse occurred in the bands of Pisces (Fishes), next to the women in chains (Andromeda).  The bands of Pisces have long symbolized the slavery of Israel in Egypt.

This eclipse on the New Year of the Exodus was likely at or very near the same time God supernaturally brought “darkness over all the land of Egypt three days” (Ex 10:21-23). (It was the 9th plague, and thus about two weeks before the Exodus, Ex 11:8-12:3).

Six months before this total solar eclipse, when the plagues upon Egypt began, there was an annular solar eclipse over southern Africa. Thus, the six (or 7) months of the ten plagues began and ended with a solar eclipse in Africa; the first was upon the former autumn New Year, and the second was upon the newly commanded spring New Year!

“I’ll execute judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD,” (Exod 12:12).

Thus, God marked His territory with eclipses! (God marks the southern border about 70 jubilees later, as discussed in Part Two.)

(Click to enlarge.) God marks an “X” over the southern boundary promised to Abraham that reaches along the Nile River to the Euphrates while blotting out Mecca and Medina.

  • The 2017 total solar eclipse over America has a similar meaning. To many, North America is the equivalent of the Promised Land. The day Columbus left port and discovered America, Jews were exiled from Spain. God claims America as His.
  • This eclipse divides America in half and symbolizes a divided nation. (Isn’t this what America has become politically?). “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Uparsin,” “…your kingdom is divided…” (Dan 5). (From the fall of Babylon in 539t BC unto 2017t are 2555 years. (A solar year is 365 days, and “2555” equals 7 x 365, which is also in alignment with the Shmitas).
  • The first major city the eclipse passes through is Salem, Oregon, another name for Jerusalem, meaning “Peace.” Peace is removed from America.“In Salem also is his tabernacle and his dwelling place in Zion… At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep… Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven”, (Psalm 76:2,6,8). Salem is, therefore, symbolic of Jerusalem.
  • Salem was visited by another total solar eclipse exactly 38.5 years ago. It is very rare for a city to be visited by two total solar eclipses within 40 years. But the 39 years between these two eclipses means that 1979 (Feb.) was 70 jubilees (less seven years) from when God intended Israel to enter the Promised Land, that is, from when they left Mt Sinai one year after the Exodus (1446/5 BC).

Thus God highlights Salem as a simple play on words to remind us that North America was dedicated to God just as Jeru’salem and the real Promised Land were back in 1406 BC.


Click on the “More” button below for a brief look at the year 1492, when the New World was discovered, or skip and read Part 2.
Click for moreRead more


Next, Part Two of the Solar Eclipse of 2017  (And Mecca and Medina)

Below is a sample of the things we will discuss.

(Click to enlarge.) God marked an “X” over the southern boundary promised to Abraham that reaches along the Nile River to the Euphrates while blotting out Mecca and Medina.

29 thoughts on “Pt. 1. Why Solar Eclipse of 2017 launches 490th “Shmita””

  1. The city where both the 2017 and 2024 will pass is Carbondale Illinois. This is in the section of Southern Illinois referred to as “Little Egypt.” Cairo Illinois is just to the south of Carbondale.

    Carbondale is situated near both the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones. On April 18, 2008 near West Salem and Mount Carmel, Illinois, a 5.2 earthquake happened within the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone. This for obvious reasons caught my attention, since Mount Carmel is where Elijah and the 450 prophets of Baal – the God who answers by fire, He is God in 1 Kings 18:16-45.

    I also think it is interesting that Madrid is a Arabic word meaning “Water, water source or giver of life”

    Thank you for what you are doing. For someone like me who can see the signs of the times, and asking the Lord what He wanted me to see…stumbling upon your website was no accident. For 3 years the Lord has kept me fascinated with the way dates, numbers, etc are used in His Word, it is way too much to list here, and your site just sort of tied it all together.

  2. 5As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. This was Obama’s visit when he said give this land to Palestine in a speech and no one could stop him.

  3. I discovered your website today. I’m very encouraged that you came up with the same conclusion as I did concerning the 70th Jubilee, albeit by different routes. I’ll link to your site as a corroborating witness. Feel free to link to mine.
    BTW, you mention that your wife is a Messianic believer. Will you be celebrating Sukkot? If so, where? Last year I camped in Oklahoma with Lion & Lamb ministries, but this year I’m celebrating Sukkot with local brethren in Virginia. Shalom brother.

    • I do not believe there is a wrong calendar, only different ways of keeping track of time according to the motions of the sun, moon, and stars that God created. I do not deny one calendar in order to embrace the other. The Bible mostly uses the lunar calendar, but not always.

  4. Hello! This is all so fascinating. It’s also quite complex haha. I read parts 1 and 2 and somewhere missed why there is a 3 year gap between the modern Shmita and the actual shmita. Can you explain that? Also, was Jesus’ ministry during a shmita cycle? I was wondering if when he returns it would be in the middle of a shmita to finish establishing His Kingdom. (i.e. the first half he made it possible for the Kingdom to enter our hearts and during the second half he begins the establishment of it literally on the earth? Lastly have you ever read a book called Hidden Prophecies in the Psalms? It was a fringe book from 1986. The premise is that each psalm represents a year in the 20th and 21st century. ie. Psalm 1 = 1901 and 126 = 2026. It talks about 2 sets of passages in Psalms that represent the last 7 years. Psalm 88-95 and 126 – 133. What’s fascinating is that 2026 on the gregorian is 5788 on the Hebrew calendar. So both sets line up. I personally believe that the last week could start in 2025-2026 and culminate in 2032-33 with his return. Your work seems to kinda go along with this time frame. Thanks for all you’ve done.

  5. Since August, my life has been presented with constant unsettling and beyond belief catastrophic events. There has been no let up.
    What I hear is becoming more audible now. What I say, my tongue, my words are under like an alert or alarm, like there is no more delay, can’t wait anymore. Be ready at all times, first, seek Him, Presence, Word and intercession. Removal of all weighing debts, following assisting Mother thru near death trauma and for first time experiencing having a very real and deep love for her no matter what, that I’ve never known before. Alotta of loss, realizing being tail and not head, ( referred to Deut thru fall, esp 28-31, has to do with promise He gave me an unwed and pregnant Mother in 1980 in regard to Choosing Life) being disrespected, ignored by family I moved my 2 kids and myself to TX for 20 years ago last July (2017).
    Repentance from very deep, shutting my mouth, humility, exp great shifts with hate toward world/people to Great love. Reclusivity and love being home, cross roads one and another and again, great Beauty and humiliating ,very greivish losses, answer to prayers long prayed, yet moving ground continuing. A big end climaxed today, ushering me into losing my driving privledges which were not to begin until 6/5/18. (today 5/1/18)
    Trust is paramount
    Thoughts and words all on the cross
    Accountability has a force not experienced before.
    Recognize opportunities all around, recognize messages and what people are really saying. Realizing belief systems and….the importance of listening, forgiving and recognizing gripping fear that imobilizes and has sneakily moved myself and others into habitual patterns in many forms. Like its seeing the other half, what ever that means….fright/flight
    Seeing anger and cursing as masks of fear like never before. Being made aware that what calamity or pain or loss I’m experiencing is for someone/s else, and losing face with ppl (of God) obediance is more important, time will bring the purpose, encourage open prayer partner in g.; )
    It’s not what goes into a man that defiles him but what comes out.
    And yeah, He has overcome the defiler….the defiler must come out. Discipline my tongue
    Speak life
    No time to waste

    • Hi I love your work , read the comments below one asking about the mark of the beast , it can only be one thing the keeping of the sabbath day our day of worship and as we see the catholic church growing in power with the carosmatic church following it [ Kenneth Copland ] we are all into this up to our ears I am spirit filled speaking in tongues the mark is already here and a lot of you have it but lets all keep learning and listening also a big fan of David Powson

    • Wow, this is beautiful. As I was reading this I felt the pain,yet your courage, love and everything as I read and shed many tears. Thank you for sharing!

      • Thank you for your heartfelt response. Usually, when someone senses the pain of another, it is because they themselves experienced something comparable or knew someone who did. God bless.

  6. Fascinating…bottom ready,,,and press into God for this final time of Harvest! The Lord is going to do some mighty Awesome things, in and through His people in this final hour! May the Lord Bless and keep you! Shalom.

  7. Hi there, I find your work extremely interesting and presented in a manner for others to grasp thxs! Here’s my questions.Will all of America fall when New York does? I’m assuming that’s how the new money hence Mark will come about?.Do you have any idea when the MARK arrives and what it is? Also are we supposed to flee into the wilderness for a Times and half a time? Does it mention the rapture? Like is there a code about days relevant to it? Like maybe not an exact date but timing leading up? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Honestly since the eclipse I have gained more knowledge than the 21 years of studying prior too. I feel God has opened my eyes! God Bless!

    • I believe we have to be led by the Spirit. In a sense there is no literal place to fly to. Although there might be a literal location for some people in certain circumstances, but normally it’s symbolic of the Lord leading us to a place of protection even if that is simply living through the storm, trusting in Him.

      It does seem New York is the heart of economic Babylon for North America. I do not have all the answers of course. God reveals a little here a little there, to some this to some that. We are a body.

      But one thing I do know is that He will take us through whatever we have to go through, hour by hour, day by day, until we cross the other side.

  8. Wait !!! We have The Wrong Years/Numbers , because The Jesus’s Birth Was about cca 6 years Earlyer !!! ! !!! Now, please recalculate again . Thank you. Peace with you until His Second Arrival in the Next Decade.

    • A little hasty friend. For nearly 30 years I have been an unrelenting voice for the six-years earlier position. producing hundreds of articles. Visit any of my websites. It’s just that God is Lord of men’s traditions too!

  9. We have entered the “End Times” , and the Sign will be shown probably in 2018 with the monetary system falling … But it will last until the 2027,5 ( +/-5) . Peace with you until than.

    • over the past few years i have seen man make a human image in the form of a talking robot named Sofia, 2 i have seen the rise of the Bit coin and the Cripto coin and Wall Street has now signalled it will trade in both coins.
      The major Banks of the world hace just last week agreed to start trading in the new coinage this year,
      we are i believe in the last seven years of time due to my own investigations i agree with what i have been reading on this site.

    • No. I know that every year people make that the jubilee year (or so it seems). The confusion comes in because we speak of a wedding or something like that after 50 years as a jubilee. But in the Bible, jubilees run along cycles of 49 years from a specific point in the past.

      In the case of our discussion, we are dating from when the first jubilee occurred as ordered by God to Moses, ‘When they entered the Promised Land’. This happened in 1406 BC.

      In Israel today, these Jubilees are not kept, instead some Jews keep the seven-year Sabbath cycles. These cycles are based upon when Israel returned to the Promised Land long ago, but it is different from the 1406 BC starting point. However, they do harmonize, as explained in the articles.

      What is significant about the autumn of 2017 is that it marks the last seven-year cycle (with its Sabbath [Shmita] year running from 2017 to 2018 autumn) before the final 490th one that ends in 2024 to 2025 autumn, which is also 70 jubilees (to 2025). I have been speaking about this for many years now, and the first initial stage is upon us. The Bible speaks about seven years of tribulation, etc., and so maybe this occurs before or after the 70th jubilee? Or as I pointed out in the Mecca/Medina article, there is good grounds to think that even this can be pushed forward another two years (2027 to 2034), etc.

      Therefore, there are no certainties, but once God gives the word, things will SNAP into one of these scenarios, or some other like it, and run along that track, ordained from before the world began.

      And so, 2017 is the 50th year from 1967, when Jerusalem was taken, but that is only significant in a very general sense, in the same way that it would be a jubilee if someone got married that same year and we said that it was their jubilee wedding anniversary. But it has no basis in any ongoing pattern before or after, as far as true jubilee cycles are concerned. And Israel today does not keep jubilees, although some fringe groups now and again talk about it.

      The 1406 BC jubilee is what God keeps track of for prophetic purposes.

    • El means “God”, while Elohim means “Gods” plural, so you can’t say “God” singular when referring to “Elohim”. The “tribulation” period of “Revelation” is seven years long. Just saying…

      • The problem with what you are saying is that there is not a Hebrew scholar on planet earth that would agree with you! Just ask anyone who knows Hebrew, and now-a-days, that’s a lot of people.

        Elohim can mean gods, but when referring to the Almighty it is always singular, “God”, as evident by the context and grammar. In Hebrew, like English, for example, you can’t say, “He is my gods!” You would instead say: “They are my gods.”

      • The tribulation is NOT 7 years. There are 2 tribulations and they’re only short periods of time when True Faithful believers are KILLED for faith in the Messiah:
        1st is the 5th Seal = Matt 24:9
        2nd is the 45 days after the MARK is set up and the beasts kill ALL who refuse it AKA the Great Tribulation.

        • Actually the total tribulation from the seals until the “Alive and remaining behind” get caught up in Revelation 18:4/19:1 is 9.5 years.

          SEPTEMBER 2023- SEPTEMBER 2024 is the Seals for the church martyrdom.

          September 21 is the resurrection of the martyrs after the 6th seal on September 18.

          Revelation 7 (Ezekiel 37) is fulfilled when the saints who were martyred are in heaven by Feast of Tabernacles, followed by the Feast of Trumpets when Israel is about to get hammered.

          November 2 starts Revelation 8-9 (Ezekiel 38-39)

          Moses & Elijah appear at Passover 2025 to execute the Law & Judgment on Israel who rejected Christ & the Holy Spirit Resurrection Power given to Elijah.

          They will be here for 3.5 years until Feast of Tabernacles 2028, then be resurrected after 3.5 days to attend the wedding Feast on the THIRD day just like Jesus did during the Feast of Tabernacles at Cana.

          At that time- Israel will flee to the wilderness for another 3.5 years.

          During this 3.5 years- the 144,000 will finish preparing Israel to testify of Christ.

          Because the 144,000 martyrs of the early church (resurrected in September 2024) stay for 7 years (they arrive roughly 6 months before Moses and Elijah and leave 6 months before Passover 2032) they will prepare Israel for THEIR MARTYRDOM of Revelation 14 (and subsequent rapture to the sea of glass in Revelation 15:1-4)

          During the time Israel fled- the Mark of the Beast (tattoo star of David- actually Moloch- with your own ID# within it) will be issued to 500 million “lucky winners” (albeit condemned) while the less satisfactory humans will have been disposed of

          This Mark will be fully implemented January 1, 2030 which is the EXACT day in history the Sicilian Jews were forced to wear “badges” in the 1600’s (on the Hebrew calendar).

          When Israel returns from the wilderness to testify of Christ and His coming- they will be martyred also by Feast of Passover 2032.

          Beginning about Pentecost 2032- Israel and the world will endure 6 months of Wrath

          Following the Wrath- the Alive and Remaining BEHIND witnesses will be called up Passover 2033 and Mystery Babylon (Jerusalem) will be judged for 42 days (1 hour in God’s time)- the exact amount of time it took for Christs death, burial & resurrection.

          THIS PLACES Christ’s return at precisely 2000 years from His ascension in 33 A.D.!

          Those of us who are slain with Him will be coming back down after not just a 6 months perfuming ritual after 6 months of Persecution (just like Esther’s purification) but also 7 years during Jacob’s trouble PLUS 1 year on the sea of glass to comfort Israel (according to the 1 year a man must comfort his wife in Deuteronomy).

          THE martyred Church gets a total of 8.5 years with the Lord before we meet the Alive and Remaining BEHIND at the time of His coming!

          • Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I think this is one of innumerable possibilities. The 2000-year connection to 30 and 33 AD is something I will be watching as well. However, the 2000 years is a drop in the bucket compared to the full possibility of patterns, so I would not overly focus on it.

Leave a Comment