Sabbatical! Father, I thank You for resurrecting Christ. He was the supreme sacrifice. The best You had to offer. I want to give You the best I have to offer, my “first fruits.” You deserve nothing less. Amen.

Shalom Delana,

Israeli farmers have quit working their land for the entire year, all for God.

After 2,000 years, God has miraculously returned His People to the Land of Israel.

And now, after years of being exiled from the Land of Israel, Israeli farmers can finally keep the sacred commandment of the Sabbatical (Shmita) year:

But in the seventh year the land shall have a Shabbat of complete rest, a Shabbat of Hashem: you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. (Leviticus 25:4)This means that farmers will not be planting, sowing, or selling any produce grown in the Land of Israel.

For one full year, these faithful farmers will be declaring their fields ownerless and dedicating all of their fruits, vegetables, crops, and even wines to God.

And despite the fact that Israeli farmers will not be making any money from their fields…they’re still following the Shmita year. All in honor of God’s will.

The truth is, truly understanding Shmita is not easy, and with the Shmita year beginning in just a few days, I want to make sure you fully understand what Shmita really is.

I want you to understand how it works and how YOU, Delana Forsyth, can take part in this once-in-seven-year Biblical opportunity for all of us, from anywhere in the world, to connect to God through the Land of Israel.

I recently did a webinar with Pastor Mario from Cooper City, Florida, where we learned all about the Shmita year. We discussed why people in Israel are keeping it, why it’s so important, and how we can all take part in the Year of the Land and the Year of the Lord.

It’s under twenty minutes and contains a wealth of information.

Click here to watch the webinar and learn about how YOU can take part in the Shmita year.

As always, if you have any questions about the Shmita year and the Land of Israel, please feel free to respond to this email, and I will do my best to answer your questions 🙂

Is Global Warming One BIG Hoax?
New Book from Top Climate Scientists Reveals Fact From Fiction

Dear Friend,

If you ever suspect that you (and everyone else) have been lied to about the causes of “global warming” — then I’m here to say…

You may be right.

As a freedom-loving family man, scientist, and life-long investor… it makes me sick to my stomach to know just how much hard-working American taxpayers have been lied to over the past several decades.

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. It is only through divine wisdom that we can ever understand truly what it means to be loved by God. Our brains cannot wrap around it. Perhaps that is why it is so incredibly difficult for some people to believe it is true. There is no human equivalent to the love of God. The love of a parent for a child is the only possible comparison, but even that pales when compared to the enormous capacity of God’s love. All we can do is to pray for the fullness of God to make us understand. Sometimes God will allow us to catch a glimpse of what this scripture really means. For just a moment, it is as if He unveils the true power of His love and we are struck blind by it. Then it’s gone. Our flesh is incapable of handling the fullness of God for any length of time, so we go from glory to glory and that sustains us until the day that everything is finally and fully revealed.

In the Old Testament, the first fruits (literally, the first fruits of any harvest whether it be fruit, grain, or animals) were offered as sacrifice. It was the required sacrifice. Anything else was considered disrespectful to God. That is the reason that God became angry with Cain in Genesis. Cain offered fruit from the ground, which meant it was basically what had fallen off the tree–the leftovers. Although the law wasn’t technically in place, Cain still dishonored God with this pitiful sacrifice. In this passage, Christ is referred to as the “first fruit.” He was the perfect sacrifice and the first of those who would be raised from the dead. Christ was first raised from the dead. This is as much a historical fact as the assassination of Julius Caesar. Therefore, if Christ was raised from the dead (and history testifies that He was), and He was the “first” of those who sleep (implying that more will follow), then we who “sleep” or will “sleep” can take comfort in knowing that we, too, will be raised from the dead.

God’s Law is a demanding Law. God is nothing if not just and His law demands that a price must be paid for sin. His Law is perfect. But people are not. There is no possible way that human beings (the flesh) can maintain a holy law without eventually failing. We are too weak. We can’t stand the strain. Just ask the Israelites who took 40 years to make an eleven-day journey. We get in our way. We stumble over our own feet. Nonetheless, God’s Law must be honored. There was a debt to be paid, but we were bankrupt. Obviously we couldn’t fulfill our part of the bargain, so Christ had to step in. In His perfection, He took the penalty we were supposed to pay upon Himself. He paid the price that we couldn’t pay, so that the requirements of the Law would be met. When we couldn’t, He did. He still does.

Lord, I thank you for paying the price for me. There was no way that I could ever be made just by my own doing. Only You could do for me. I thank You for stepping up and taking the burden of my sin on Your own body. I honor Your sacrifice with my life. Amen.

O Head of the Church, which is your body, use each one of us, we pray, to edify one another. You would have us love one another; and if we truly love you, we know we will also you our brothers and sisters in Christ. Give us wisdom to know how to help each other to live more consistently for you. Amen.

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