Israel FIRST! The Key to Understanding the Blood Moons, Shemitah, Promises to Israel, and the Coming Jubilee

Category: BookPublished Date: September 23, 2015ISBN: 978-9657738009Pages: 288
Author: Gidon Ariel and Bob O’Dell
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In 2015, shortly before Rosh Hashana of the current Hebrew year 5776, Bob O’Dell and Gidon Ariel published Israel FIRST! The Key to Understanding the Blood Moons, Shemitah, Promises to Israel, and the Coming Jubilee. In it, the authors laid out their theory about how all of these components come together to shed light on what God is doing in Israel and the whole world, and how in fact Israel is a light tower for God’s plans. These plans call for Christians and all God-fearers to turn to Him and especially to focus on their relationship with His People, Israel, the Jewish People.

Israel FIRST! is reshaping the thinking of the Blood Moons, Shemitah and Jubilee.

With forewords by Mark Biltz (Author, Blood Moons) and Nena Benigno (CBN Asia—Philippines)


It wasn’t easy to stand out amongst the foreboding and proclaim God’s hope in the Blood Moons, God’s patience in the Shemitah cycle, and God’s restoration in the Coming Jubilee.
Why has God, so far, blessed the accuracy of this book? Perhaps because we view everything through the lens of Israel First!
But only half of this book has come to pass! The other predictions are due THIS YEAR and beyond!
Order Israel FIRST! today, and be that person who can explain God’s unfolding purposes to others!






The historic Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015 was the subject of apocalyptic fears around the world. We said no!

We proposed the Blood Moons as good for Israel, as sign of God’s covenant love throughout history, and we said no major war was coming just yet.


Also called the Sabbath Rest Year, this theory was made famous by Jonathan Cahn.

We generally agreed with the theory, but we predicted no Wall Street meltdown in Fall 2015 (we were right), and we proposed a new, deeper perspective on Shemitah from Leviticus we call God’s Seven Year Forecast that is unfolding right before our eyes, just as predicted.


The blessings and curses God spoke over Abraham (and Israel) are still in full force today.

We propose specific Presidential actions that could unleash this curse in Fall 2016. We also propose a novel perspective that a key 1929 decision on Jewish Immigration to the USA could have actually triggered The Great Depression.


Have we just entered the last new Jubilee year of our lifetimes?

We show the amazing pattern of God’s work in Jerusalem in 1917 and 1967 that leads us to propose that we might once again be in a Jubilee year, and what to watch and pray for Israel in the coming months!





“Here is a unique book written by two unique people, an Orthodox Israeli Jew and an American Evangelical Christian. From them you will get answers to your many questions.”
The Reverend Canon Dr. Andrew White
Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East
“Every lover of the Scriptures interested in the future of man should have this information and can do no better than to begin with this book.”
Sharon Sanders
Christian Friends of Israel-Jerusalem
“Besides the meaty content, Israel FIRST! truly breaks new ground as a prophecy book written jointly by an Orthodox Israeli and an evangelical Christian.”
Christine Darg
The Jerusalem Channel
“This is a very welcomed, scholarly project that will no doubt strengthen Jewish-Christian relations, in times when both respective groups are being marginalized. I cannot recommend this work highly enough. I too look forward to times of spiritual enrichment through the study of this material.”
Father Gabriel Nadaf
Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum





Gidon Ariel is the founder and CEO of Root Source. Gidon made Aliyah to Israel in 1978 at age 14, and spent close to a decade in advanced Jewish studies institutes (Yeshivas) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Raised as an Orthodox Jew and still one, Gidon has kept Jewish traditions his entire life. Quite unexpectedly, in 2005, he felt a personal call from Hashem (God) to begin to reach out to Christians in friendship, to bless and educate them about Jewish life, thought, and insights about Hebrew Scriptures.Bob O’Dell is an evangelical Christian, former high-tech executive with Motorola and Wintegra, and astronomy enthusiast. Living in Texas, he has worked with Israeli Jews for over 25 years. Gidon and Bob founded Root Source to promote Gidon’s vision of Israeli Jews teaching Christians worldwide.
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