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The Super Shemitah & 2021 Events



There are many unique, last days events that will be

happening in 2021. Possibly the most notable event

will be the "Super Shemitah."



Overview of Events Surrounding 2021:

  1. "Half hour of silence" ends. Rev. 8:1

  2. "Super Shemitah" - September 7, 2021 - September 25, 2022

  3. Mid-point between 7 year apart Solar Eclipses - December 15, 2020

  4. December 22, 2020 - Star of Bethlehem (Jupiter & Saturn) converge. Rev. 14:14-20

  5. The Red Heifer will turn 3 years old on August 25, 2021 (Elul 17).

  6. 7 years of famine begins - September 7, 2021; 2 cows born with '7' on foreheads.

  7. 40th year after Elder Benson's talk on temple being destroyed in 1981, and 5 years after Elder Bednar's talk on Samuel the Lamanite.



1. Half Hour of Silence Ends

When learning about the 7 seals of time, I used to wonder why the plagues in Revelation 8 hadn't started yet when the 7th Seal of time was opened back in 2000.


In D&C 77:6-7, we learn from Joseph Smith that the 7 Seals represent earth's temporal existence. He tells us that each Seal represents a period of 1,000 years. This is also what the Apostle John saw in Revelation 5:1. From these scriptures, we know that each Seal supposedly opens up every thousand years. It would look something like this:


4,001+ = Adam and Eve

4,000 - 3,001 BC = 1st Seal

3,000 - 2,001 BC = 2nd Seal

2,000 - 1,001 BC = 3rd Seal

1,000 - 1 BC = 4th Seal

0 - 999 AD = 5th Seal

1,000 - 1,999 AD = 6th Seal

2,000 - 2,999 AD = 7th Seal


Before 4,000 BC we know that Adam and Eve were in the garden of Eden. This period isn't counted towards the Seals because Adam and Eve and the Earth had not started their temporal existence yet. They were innocent, perfect, didn't age, and neither did the earth until they partook of the fruit of good and evil and were cast out. D&C 77:12


With that math, the year 2,000 should have opened up the 7th Seal of time. If we read Revelation 8:1, it says: "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."


After the 7th Seal is opened, there's a waiting period or "silence in heaven". Well, our time is much different than God's. So how long is half and hour? If God made the world in 7 days, each seal is 1,000 then [0.5 (half hour) / 24 (hours per day) x 1,000 = 20.83] years.


2,000 + 20.83 = 2,020.83 100 / 12 (months) = 8.33 8.33 x 10 = 83.33 10 month = October 2020


Or we could just round it to 2021 because we cannot put God in a box. He will do what He does when He feels like it. However, that is the math. Half hour of silence would end this October.


Why is this important?

Great question. If you continue reading in Revelation 8-10, as soon as the half hour of silence is over, 7 angels are given trumpets to sound. When God tells them to, they each take a turn blowing the trumpet. Each trumpet brings forth a plague:

  • 1st Trumpet: A great hailstorm that also causes fires and kills or severely hurts people and creatures to the point that blood is mixed with the fire.

  • 2nd Trumpet: A great volcano that spews lava and destroys 1/3 of ships and 1/3 of all sea life.

  • 3rd Trumpet: An asteroid hits earth, poisoning 1/3 part of all water. Men die from drinking the water.

  • 4th Trumpet: A 1/3 part of all light from the Sun, moon and stars are darkened.

  • 5th Trumpet: The destroying angel "Abaddon" sends a plague of "locusts" that sting like scorpions (murder hornets) and are commanded to seek and torture those who do not have God's Seal in their foreheads, for 5 months. Men will "seek death" like the treasures of the earth and will not find it.

  • 6th Trumpet: 4 destroying angels are sent forth, they give power to a great invading force to destroy numbered in the "two hundred thousand thousand." This Revelation scripture references to Joel 1:6 where he says this nation will come unto "His (God's) land" (America). The wicked still will not repent even then.

  • 7th Trumpet: "Mysteries" of God are finished and Christ has come.


Of course, there are many more plagues talked about in reference to the last days in the scriptures. Also note here that we do not know when these Trumpets will sound. Will they be a year apart? Will they come fast or all together? We don't know. We do know that the last period of 7 years, until Christ comes, is split in half; 3 1/2 years, 3 1/2 years. Each part represents 3 1/2 years (Rev. 12:6) of the Tribulations and 3 1/2 years (Rev. 12:14) of the Great Tribulations. The tribulations are mentioned many times in the Bible so I'm not going to list them. I suggest going online to this link and do a word search.



2. "Super Shemitah"

For this one, I read a great amount of Israeli/Jewish news, researched their culture, scriptures, holidays and prophecies. I also watched and listened to what different Rabbi's had to say. It was all on the same note. However, one Rabbi stood out from the crowd when it came to the "Super Shemitah." Rabbi Cahn has written a book about this and he explains it best and even includes epic music:



I love that I can go to this website and be able to see for myself when these dates are in the Jewish calendar. Even better, it has explanations of Jewish holidays as well as what portions or the Parshat will be read in Jewish households all over the world for that day!


If you don't wish to view the video (though I recommend it, it's very fascinating,) the basics of the Shemitah is that it represents a specific 7 year cycle that has been counted by the Jews ever since the days of Moses. The Shemitah year, was the 7th year of the 7 year cycle. That 7th year was called the Sabbath year. During this year, the Jews were required to treat the whole year as they would a regular Sabbath day. This means that they weren't allowed to plant or harvest. Food was imported. Any debts were nullified. It was a year of restoration, for example, if you had lost an inheritance, it was restored to you.


The purpose of this year was to let go of worldly things and focus on God. However, if Israel was wicked and disobeyed God, the year of the Shemitah was used as an economic and financial curse instead of blessing. This is also true for other nations besides Israel.


Why is this important?

In "The Coming of the Lord" by Gerald N. Lund, we know that America - the land of promise - will be destroyed. It rots from the inside through plagues, diseases, Communism, and the mark of the beast. This in turn leads to a great civil war. Then while America is weak, other nations invade and destroy, as spoken of in Revelation.


We have already gone through covid-19 which has yet to have a cure. If you have read the Harvests, then you will know that soon the time of the "gentiles" will end; the end of missionary work, through the wheat, grape and olive harvest. All three of those crops are harvested one last time in the Fall in Israel around the Day of Tabernacle (their "Thanksgiving"). I'm convinced that if we do not see missionaries come home and temples closed by this September, then it will most assuredly come in the year of the "Super Shemitah".


Be prepared well before then. Even if we think we can guess the year and the month, if we are not prepared, the Lord promises us that He will come as a thief in the night. But those who have been prepared and watch for the signs, will know and will not be surprised.



3. Total Solar Eclipses

The scriptures tell us several times to be looking for "signs in the heavens". It is a commandment given to us from a few different sources. Mark 13:33-37, 3 Nephi 1:8, D&C 133:11.


The fascinating thing about these two eclipses is how rare they are. They are both complete or total eclipses. Not partial. Both of their "paths of totality" or the areas that will be able to see a complete totality, is exclusively in the United States. That is rare enough. However, they also happen to be 7 years apart AND make and 'X' across America. Let's look at the first eclipse:


Total Solar Eclipse 1:

  • August 21, 2017

  • Went through 7 cities named "Salem" which mean to be "complete" or "finished".

  • "Salem" has the same meaning that the sacred number '7' has.


Midpoint Between Eclipses: December 14, 2020

[2,422 days / 2 = 1,211. 1,211 + Aug. 21, 2017 = Dec. 14, 2020]


Total Solar Eclipse 2:

  • April 8, 2024

  • Both eclipses land on the eve of Rosh Chodesh.

In Hebrew, "tav" literal meaning is "ownership," "covenant," "sign," "a mark," and "to join two things together." In the ancient Hebrew picture letters, "Tav" was written as a cross, and later as an 'X'.


The Hebrew word for religion is "DaT", דתּ . In Abraham's Day it was written as: "DaT" as well. The ancient word picture tells us that religion is the "door of the sign" or the "door or the cross". The picture word even LOOKS like a door.


A curious note: have you noticed how Temple dedicatory prayers use the word "portals"? "May none unworthily breach the portals of this holy house," Gilbert Arizona Temple Dedicatory Prayer, March 9, 2014 by President Monson. Did you see in this picture where the "X" marks the spot in America? Missouri. What will be built there? The New Jerusalem Temple Complex.


Is this a sign? Most definitely.





4. The Star of Bethlehem

If you were to star gaze tonight, you would be able to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Each night this year, they keep getting closer and closer to each other. This December 21-22, these two planets will converge or conjunct.


Here's what they looked like this last May. I've read a few different opinions about how rare this event is thought to be. I've seen people say every 20 years and I've seen people say as far back at the 1800's. Perhaps NASA will tell us what they think as we get closer to this celestial event.


Why is this important?

It matches scripture. Anytime that happens, we want to keep alert. Jupiter was known astrologically as the 'Father of the Gods'. The planet Jupiter symbolizes deity. “Jupiter often was associated with the birth of kings and therefore called the King planet.” Hendriksen, The Gospel of Matthew, 153.


Saturn is the Roman god of agriculture, sowing, harvest, and seeds. Saturn is usually portrayed in art as holding a scythe, a sickle or a pruning knife. Saturn will represent death and rebirth. Of course, we do not believe or worship the Roman Gods but these beliefs lead to the associations of certain planets over long periods of time.


A personal opinion here: God has His hand in all things. We know this. We also know that He uses all things to accomplish His goals. He knew that Roman associations would prevail to this day because He is all knowing. There are no coincidences or accidents when Christ tells us over and over again in the scriptures to watch the heavens and look for signs, even if the associations are Roman ones.


Fitting the Pieces Together:

We have a King planet and a Harvest planet with a sickle. Now read Revelation 14:14-20.

In this passage, we have Christ who has come upon a cloud, holding a sickle. An Angel cries for Him to thrust His sickle into the earth and reap, "for the harvest of the earth is ripe." Christ does so. Then another angel, also with a sickle, comes out from the heavens. An angel with "power over fire" tells him to also go forth and reap the grapes. This angel does so and throws them into the "winepress of the wrath of God." Note here that when you click on the word "harvest" in verse 15, it refers to the Topical Guide on Harvests which is a reference to missionary work.


This December 21-22, 2020, when we happen to have these two planets converging, is it a coincidence or is it a sign? We know that the hastening is winding down. This means that the Wheat, Grape and Olive Harvests will be finished when it does. When the Harvests are finished, it's a sign that the "time of the Gentiles" will be finished and missionary work will slow down and eventually stop completely due to chaos and plagues. Thus, this sign may signal how close we are getting for the purpose of reminding us to be ready and prepared, not afraid.





5. The Sacred Red Heifer


What is it?

"Jewish tradition says there were nine Red Heifers offered so far on behalf of the Jewish people. The first was offered by Moses and Eleazar; the second by Ezra the Scribe; two more were offered by Simon the Righteous and another two by Yochanan the High Priest; a seventh was offered by the prophet Elijah; the eighth by Hanamel the Egyptian, and the ninth by Yishmael the son of Piabi (15-26 AD). Jewish tradition says that the tenth (and final) Red Heifer will be burned by the Messiah at the time of the rebuilding of the Temple (Mishnah, Parah 3:5)."


"The Temple Institute [currently] has multiple red heifer candidates. The heifers are approximately one years old. Some of the hairs on the heifers are not quite red enough yet. Ranchers have indicated the hairs can turn the appropriate shade of red to qualify in the upcoming year."


Why is this important?

This Jewish prophecy is another way we can tell how close we are getting to the coming of Christ. Now, as an LDS member, we have to remember that many prophets have told us that in the Last Days, Christ will actually come multiple times. These are not to be confused with the Second Coming where ALL shall see Him. No, these other times that Christ will come will be Him setting up the stage in important, prophecy-fulfilling ways.


Confused? For example, we know that Christ will come personally to the Temple (we don't know which one, may be both) BEFORE the Second Coming. Why? To purify the sons of Moses and Aaron so that their sacrifice will be acceptable. This was explained by Orson Pratt who was an Apostle:


"All of them who are pure in heart will behold the face of the Lord and that too before he comes in his glory in the clouds of heaven, for he will suddenly come to his Temple, and he will purify the sons of Moses and Aaron, until they shall be prepared to offer in that Temple an offering that shall be acceptable in the sight of the Lord. In doing this, he will purify not only the minds of the Priesthood in that Temple, but he will purify their bodies until they shall be quickened, renewed and strengthened, and they will be partially changed, not to immortality, but changed in part that they can be filled with the power of God, and they can stand in the presence of Jesus, and behold his face in the midst of that Temple." Coming of the Lord, pg. 138


We also know that Christ will come as the head of the meeting at Adam-Ondi-Ahman where He will personally take back all the keys and stewardship from all prophets who ever lived, including Adam. They will all be there in person, according to Joseph Smith. This also happens before the Second Coming. Sister Wendy Nelson, wife to the current prophet, gave a devotional back in 2016 called "Becoming the Person You Want to Be." She said:


"So, now a question as I conclude: What if you learned that the Savior had already returned to this earth—that He, as part of His Second Coming, had already met with some of His true followers in several marvelous, large gatherings—gatherings about which the world, including CNN and the blogosphere, knew nothing. If you found out that the Savior was already on the earth, what would you desperately want to do today, and what would you be willing and ready to do tomorrow?"


Fitting the Pieces Together:

In 2021, there will be at least one perfect Red Heifer that will finally be the required age for sacrifice (3-4 years old) and meet all the strict requirements such as perfectly red by no more than 3 hairs, never worn a yolk, zero defects, etc. One particular candidate will turn 3 years old on August 25, 2021 (Elul 17), not long after the Super Shemitah begins. The Red Heifer has to be sacrificed for one main reason: the ashes from the sacrificed heifer are required for the Kohanim (Sons of Levi in Jerusalem) to give a righteous and acceptable sacrifice in their Temple.


Now the actual sacrifice of the Red Heifer is done on the Mount of Olives, outside of where the Temple will be. Will Christ come and sacrifice the red heifer Himself? Priests are currently being trained for the sacrificial procedure as well as in Temple procedures. All Temple items are already made from original materials and are currently on display at the Temple Institute museum. Note: For the video, click on the CC closed captions icon at the bottom right corner of the video to read the translation.





6. Seven Years of Famine Begins

On September 20, 2014, the first cow, black and white, was born with a perfect number '7' on his forehead in Vale Wood, PA. Then, on September 25, 2014, a red heifer, was born with an imperfect number '7' on her forehead in Gatesville, Tx. What's so significant about this?


First, lets look at the dates. The first cow was born on Sept. 20, 2014 which was on a Saturday - the Hebrew Sabbath. Not just that, but it was a significant Sabbath day; the final Sabbath day of the year.


"The first calf was born on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Saturday is the Hebrew Sabbath day, the seventh day of the week, which is designated as the day of rest. So there is a connection between the birth of the calf and the time of rest. Not only was he born on a Sabbath day, but it was the final Sabbath day of the year, based on the Hebrew calendar. The new year began on Rosh Hashana, which fell on September 25 2014."


The second cow was born 5 days later on Sept. 25, 2014 which was the first day of the Jewish new year; the first day of the Shemitah year. That is hugely significant in Jewish culture. The Shemitah year can be a blessing or a curse. Many significant dates occur on or around the first day of a Shemitah year.