Miracles

Brad Stanton —  May 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

prayer changes thingsI have seen and heard of many, many miracles in my lifetime. One miracle that I’ll recount here is a miracle of healing for ….my car. Sounds silly right? But my car got fixed miraculously.
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I was driving a lady and her son to church one Sunday night in the mid 1980’s. In those days cars had carburetors. Someone had poured sugar into my gas tank because I crossed a picket line. My car would act like it was out of gas, then start going again. I’d lose power several times, but the engine always kept going. But the problem go worse and worse as the days went on. That evening on the way to church the car was really sputtering and it finally stopped. It wouldn’t start again. So we had to walk the rest of the way to church.
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At the end of the church service the lady asked the church to pray for my car, which they did. I went to my car, turned the key and it started beautifully and never gave me any trouble after that. It was a miracle. More miracles and information about the joy of prayer in my book: Keys to Powerful Prayer at www.getprayerpower.com


world-map-in-retro-style-design-913-2129aIs it possible that the seven year cycle that seems to drive the US stock market and the rise and fall of nations in the last hundred years is the same cycle of the Old Testament given by God?

The seven year cycle of the Old Testament mandates that every seven years the land must rest. Leviticus 25:1-6 says the seventh year will be a Sabbath, solemn year (the Shemitah). The people were told not to plant or harvest anything in the land. It was to remind the people that all they had and all blessings came from God.

The book and DVD “The Mystery of the Shemitah” give insight into this. Jonathan Cahn wrote this New York Times bestseller.

Deuteronomy 15:1-2 says debts shall be released on the 29th of Elul (the Jewish month of Elul) on this year.

Shemitah defined

Shemitah can mean several different things. It meant release of debts, but it also means blessing and judgement. The city of Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Jews were taken into captivity by Babylon on the Shemitah. Jeremiah was told the judgement would last 70 years. This was one year for every Shemitah year that the Jewish people had strayed from God.

So the Shemitah could determine a nations existence or lack of it—the rise and fall of nations.

What would this look like in modern times? It turns out that recessions, depressions and stock market drops follow the seven year cycle of the Shemitah. In the past 40 years every single financial turning point followed this seven year cycle. Not just one but every single year of financial drop was a year of Shemitah. So what happened during these years?

1994: During Shemitah of ‘94, the bond market collapsed. The great bond market massacre of 1994. It was the biggest bond collapse in US history. Not only that, $1.5 trillion was lost worldwide.

1930-1931 The great depression was the year of Biblical Shemitah. The Tishri is the most sacred of Hebrew months. Shemitah begins and ends with month of Tishri. For ages financial analysts could not explain why so much happened in autumn. September to October is the month of Tishri. This was the secret to the financial happenings.

The five greatest stock market crashes in history land on these special dates of the Jewish calendar.

The Rise and Fall of Nations

Shemitah can also mean release, shaking, fall, and collapse. The kingdom of Judah was wiped out during this special time.

1917 was a year of Shemitah. One of oldest empires collapsed that year– Russia. The US Entered WWI in 1917. Three more empires collapsed, the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman-Turkish Empire.

This year marked the rise of US becoming a superpower. Britain was deeply in debt to the US due to the war and because of this the financial center of the world departs London and switches to New York.

1938 (Shemitah year) was when Germany began taking over Austria and Czechoslovakia. Japan signed the surrender document Sept 2, 1945 which was a Shemitah year. Sept 7 was when parades celebrated the victory. That is the Jewish month and date of Elul 29 and that is the day that ends the 7 year cycle.

America had became a superpower but in 1973 the US legalized abortion. That same month began long term financial collapse. That same year, a Shemitah year, the US lost the war in Vietnam on August 15th. It suffered its first defeat on the exact same month and day of victory in WWII– August 15, 1945. Japan surrendered on that date.

From 1973, move forward 4 Shemitahs to 2001, the fall of the twin towers in New York City. The 2001 Shemitah, in the last week, brought in 9-11. The fall of the twin towers happened on a Shemitah. Shemitah can mean fall or collapse. That is what the towers did, and to a certain extent, so did the US economy.

In 1945 the World Trade Center was conceived, the idea for building it was first planned. Construction began in 1966 a Shemitah. It took seven years to complete. It was finished and dedicated 1973, another Shemitah year. In the year of Shemtiah 2001 it was destroyed. Just as Shemitah can mean fall, the towers fell to the earth. So is it possible that in that year of 1945 the symbol of US financial power was born, and on 2001 the symbol died?

A nations blessing come from God alone. If a nation drives God out, the blessings will be removed.

The most amazing events

1917 was a Shemitah year, 1918 was year of Jubilee. In the Old Testament, the year of Jubilee was a time of giving back the land to the rightful owners. It was the time of freeing slaves. You can read more about it in the Old Testament, or just Google it. Jubilee happens at the end of every 7th Shemitah year, in other words at the end of 49 years. So what happened in this 1918 Jubilee? The Ottoman Empire was crumbling and gave up control of the land of Israel which they held for over 400 years. Great Britain signed the Balfour Declaration stating the land would be restored to the Jewish people (November 1917) It was the first time in 2000 years that the Jewish people got their land back. What a year of Jubilee it was for the Jewish people!

Ok, so go one more Jubilee later, which would land in the years 1966 and 1967 of our calendar. Remember, all these dates are according to the Jewish calendar, not ours. What significant thing happened during those two years? By ancient Bible prophecy, the Jewish people must be restored not only to their homeland, but also to the holy city of Jerusalem.  In the midst of the Six Day War, the Israeli solders entered Jerusalem and wept at the holiest wall. This was the seventh Shemitah, the Jubilee. They regained their long lost possession on the Jubilee.

The next Shemitah will be September 2015 to September 2016. What will happen? We don’t know, maybe nothing. But if this trend continues, it may bring about war in the Middle East, a war in Israel and a war that brings about prophetic restoration.


.More than three thousand years ago several million people were released from slavery and they traveled to a land that was promised to them. But because they had “grasshopper mentalities” (we are not tough enough or good enough,, we are like grasshoppers compared to them) they didn’t have the confidence to fight for the land and instead wandered aimlessly in the desert, living a very austere life. Abundance and wealth was just beyond their grasp, they could have had it if they had faith enough to fight for it, as was proved forty years later when they fought for and took the land.

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phil413Click here for free ebooks. All throughout the Bible we see that enemies promoted people. If you allow the power of faith to work its magic in your life, the same can happen to you–your enemies will bring about good in your life.

Goliath was an enemy of a boy named David. David went from being a shepherd to king of Israel because he killed Goliath. Who are the Goliaths in your life?

Joseph was promoted to one of the top positions in Egypt because his brothers sold him into slavery. They meant it for bad, but it turned out that God used it for good.

God is in control. No one can ultimately harm you because God will use every bad situation and turn it into something good if you love God. Romans 8:28 We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.


1bClick here for free ebooks. One thing that most super successful people have in common is that they believe they are fully responsible for their actions.

I remember once I drove my neighbor home from jail after he was arrested for drunk driving. He told me that the judge impressed on him the importance of taking responsibility for his actions. He was told that if he got drunk and drove again, the consequences would be much worse.

I thought a lot about that. It really is true, we are responsible for our actions. But not only that, we are responsible for everything happening in our life. Many life coaches teach that anything happening in your life is because you brought it into your life in some way. Seems hard to believe, doesn’t it? I didn’t believe it at first. But then I began meditating on this verse:

Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Notice it doesn’t say “A man reaps what he sows and some things he doesn’t sow.” It only says that we get what we give out. Unfortunately, none of us are perfect. We are all very far from perfect, so we all bring bad things into our lives. The wonderful thing is that we can change at any time and start sending out good so that good will come back.  The only possible exception to this is people below the age of accountability.

I’m not saying that if you are perfect you won’t have problems in life. We will all have problems, no matter how good we are.

From Genesis to Revelation, we are shown that people are responsible for their own lives. Most of us want to blame our weaknesses and failures on someone else. That might make us feel better, but it doesn’t solve the problems. It makes us unable to get out of the rut we are in. It makes us unable to rise above our problems. We keep failing. We keep being mediocre.

The verse above says that if we sow love, we will reap love. In other words if we send out love, we will receive back love. If we send out good thoughts, words and deeds, we will find ourselves getting more good thoughts, words, deeds and things coming into our lives.

This is an iron-clad law. That is why Paul stressed this more than just about any other thing he wrote. This law never fails. It is like the law of gravity, it affects all people. It doesn’t matter if you are a good person or a bad person, if you step off a building you will fall. In the same way, it doesn’t matter if you are a good person or a bad person, if you do good, good will come back to you.

But someone might say, what about Job in the Bible? He was such a good man, yet he experienced so much suffering. My answer to that is that he only suffered for a very short time, probably no more than nine months. Not only that, but he brought the suffering into his life. He said “The thing I feared came upon me.” That means that he was using his strong faith to believe that something bad would happen to him, so it did. From the beginning of the Bible to the end, we see how powerful faith is.

OK, what about Jesus. He was perfect, yet he suffered. He did only good his entire life and yet he suffered intensely the last three days of his life. The reason is that he came to earth to suffer and die. That was his purpose. He took our sin on himself and due to that, he suffered. I suppose you could say he paid the price for us.

What about the Apostle Paul? He was such a good man, why did he suffer? Paul says that he wanted to suffer. Philippians 3:10. He chose to suffer. He had a reason for suffering, so he brought it into his life. The Bible says that Paul was the least of all the apostles. (1 Cor 15:9) Several times in Acts we see that when Paul preached, riots happened. People got mad and started hitting each other. When Peter preached, thousands of people got saved. When Paul left a city and the other apostles move in, things got peaceful and the violence stopped.

The reason many celebrities are so popular and loved by so many is that they send out so much love. They may be a good person or a bad person, but they have very strong love.

Do you want to experience love and good things? You can! Just send out love and good and those will come back to you in abundance. Never forget that God’s love is always flowing down to you.

Ok, beloved readers, feel free to disagree. Leave a comment.

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