Economic Chaos Once Helped Pave The Way To The Third Reich So What Can We Expect From Our Global Economic Collapse?

Worst start to the stock year ever.

Marxist types lead the governments of most Western nations.

The United Nations is looking to give communism another chance.

What could go wrong?

Michael Snyder has this to say:

We have never had a year start the way that 2016 has started. In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have both posted their worst four-day starts to a year ever. Canadian stocks are now down 21 percent since September, and it has been an absolute bloodbath in Europe over the past four days. Of course the primary catalyst for all of this is what has been going on in China. There has been an emergency suspension of trading in China two times within the past four days, and nobody is quite certain what is going to happen next. Eventually this wave of panic selling will settle down, but that won’t mean that this crisis will be over. In fact, what is coming is going to be much worse than what we have already seen.

On Thursday I was doing a show with some friends, and we were amazed that stocks just seemed to keep falling and falling and falling. The Dow closed down 392 points, and the NASDAQ got absolutely slammed. At this point, the Dow and the NASDAQ are both officially in “correction territory”, and some of the talking heads on television are warning that this could be the beginning of a “bear market”. But of course some of the other “experts” are insisting that this is just a temporary bump in the road.

But what everyone can agree on is that we have never seen a start to a year like this one. The following comes from CNN…

The global market freakout of 2016 just got worse.

The latest scare came on Thursday as China’s stock market crashed 7% overnight and crude oil plummeted to the lowest level in more than 12 years.

The Dow dropped 392 points on Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 2.4%, while the Nasdaq tumbled 3%.

The wave of selling has knocked the Dow down 911 points, or more than 5% so far this year. That’s the worst four-day percentage loss to start a year on record, according to FactSet stats that go back to 1897.

When CNN starts sounding like The Economic Collapse Blog, you know that things are really bad. I particularly like their use of the phrase “global market freakout”. I might have to borrow that one.

Even some of the biggest and most trusted stocks are plummeting. For instance, Apple dropped to $96.45 on Thursday. It is now down a total of 28 percent since hitting a record high of more than 134 dollars a share back in April.

So that means that if someone put all of their retirement money into Apple stock last April (which may have seemed like a really good idea at that time), by now more than one-fourth of that money is gone.

For months, I have been warning that the exact same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the great stock market crash of 2008 were happening again. To me, the parallels between 2008 and 2015/2016 were just uncanny. And now other very prominent names are making similar comparisons. According to the Washington Post, George Soros says that the way this new crisis is unfolding “reminds me of the crisis we had in 2008″…

Influential investor George Soros said that China had a “major adjustment problem” on its hands. “I would say it amounts to a crisis,” he told an economic forum in Sri Lanka, according to Bloomberg News. “When I look at the financial markets, there is a serious challenge which reminds me of the crisis we had in 2008.”

Don’t get me wrong – I am certainly not a supporter of George Soros. My point is that we are starting to hear a lot of really ominous talk from a lot of different directions. All over the world, people are starting to understand that the next great financial crisis is already here.

As I write this tonight, I just feel quite a bit of sadness. A lot of hard working people are going to lose a lot of money this year, and that includes people that I know personally. I wish that my voice had been clearer and louder. I wish that I could have done more to get people to understand what was coming. I wish that my warnings could have made more of a difference.

I just think about how I would feel if everything that I had worked for all my life was suddenly wiped out. And that is what is going to end up happening to some of these people. When you lose everything, it can be absolutely debilitating.

You only make money in the markets if you get out in time. And unfortunately, most of the general population will be like deer in the headlights and won’t know which way to move.

There will be up days for the markets in our near future. But don’t be fooled by them. It is important to remember that some of the greatest up days in U.S. stock market history were right in the middle of the stock market crash of 2008. So don’t let a rally fool you into thinking that the crisis is over.

The financial crisis that began in the second half of 2015 is now accelerating, and everything that we have witnessed over the past few days is just a natural extension of what has already been happening.

Personally, I am just really looking forward to this weekend when I will hopefully get caught up on some rest. Plus, my Washington Redskins will be hosting a playoff game on Sunday, and if they find a way to win that game that will put me in a particularly positive mood.

It is good to enjoy these simple pleasures while we still can. Unprecedented chaos is coming this year, and we are all going to need strength and courage for what is ahead.

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/stock-market-crash-2016-this-is-the-worst-start-to-a-year-for-stocks-ever

A New Black Monday: Economic Crisis Underway

The world financial scene is looking like its feeling the pain.

The question is how much will it impact all of us?

Michael Snyder lists it all off:

BLACK MONDAY: The First Time EVER The Dow Has Dropped By More Than 500 Points On Two Consecutive Days

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 588 points. It was the 8th worst single day stock market crash in U.S. history, and it was the first time that the Dow has ever fallen by more than 500 points on two consecutive days. But the amazing thing is that the Dow actually performed better than almost every other major global stock market on Monday. In the U.S., the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both did worse than the Dow. In Europe, almost every major index performed significantly worse than the Dow. Over in Asia, Japanese stocks were down 895 points, and Chinese stocks experienced the biggest decline of all (a whopping 8.46 percent). On June 25th, I was not kidding around when I issued a “red alert” for the last six months of 2015. I had never issued a formal alert for any other period of time, and I specifically stated that “a major financial collapse is imminent“. But you know what? As the weeks and months roll along, things will eventually be even worse than what any of the experts (including myself) have been projecting. The global financial system is now unraveling, and you better pack a lunch because this is going to be one very long horror show.

Our world has not seen a day quite like Monday in a very, very long time. Let’s start our discussion where the carnage began…

Asian Markets

For weeks, the Chinese government has been taking unprecedented steps to try to stop Chinese stocks from crashing, but nothing has worked. As most Americans slept on Sunday night, the markets in China absolutely imploded…

As Europe and North America slept on Sunday night, Chinese markets went through the floor — the Shanghai Composite index of stocks fell by 8.49%, the biggest single-day collapse since 2007.

It wasn’t alone. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 5.17%, and Japan’s Nikkei fell 4.61%. Stocks in Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand also tumbled.

Things would have been even worse in China if trading had not been stopped in most stocks. Trading was suspended for an astounding 2,200 stocks once they hit their 10 percent decline limits.

Overall, the Shanghai Composite Index is now down close to 40 percent from the peak of the market, and the truth is that Chinese stocks are still massively overvalued when compared to the rest of the world.

That means that they could very easily fall a lot farther.
European Markets

The selling momentum in Asia carried over into Europe once the European markets opened. On a percentage basis, all of the major indexes on the continent declined even more than the Dow did…

In Europe, the bloodbath from Friday continued unabated. The German Dax plunged 4.7%, the French CAC 40 5.4%, UK’s FTSE 100 dropped 4.7%. Euro Stoxx 600, which covers the largest European companies, was down 5.3%.

But wait… Europe is where the omnipotent ECB and other central banks have imposed negative deposit rates. The ECB is engaged in a massive ‘whatever it takes” QE program to inflate stock markets. But it’s not working. Omnipotence stops functioning once people stop believing in it.

U.S. Markets

Even before U.S. markets opened on Monday morning, the New York Stock Exchange was already warning that trading would be halted if things got too far out hand, and it almost happened…

The thousands of companies listed by the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market will pause for 15 minutes if the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index plunges 7 percent before 3:25 p.m. New York time. The benchmark got close earlier, falling as much as 5.3 percent.

There were other circuit breakers in place for later in the day if too much panic selling ensued, but fortunately none of those were triggered either. Here is more from Bloomberg…

Another circuit breaker kicks in if the S&P 500 extends its losses to 13 percent before 3:25 p.m. If the plunge reaches 20 percent at any point during today’s session, the entire stock market will shut for the rest of the day.

When the U.S. markets did open, the Dow plunged 1,089 points during the opening minutes of trading. If the Dow would have stayed at that level, it would have been the worst single day stock market crash in U.S. history by a wide margin.

Instead, by the end of the day it only turned out to be the 8th worst day ever.

And in case you are wondering, yes, investors are losing a staggering amount of money. According to MarketWatch, the total amount of money lost is now starting to approach 2 trillion dollars…

As of March 31, households and nonprofits held $24.1 trillion in stocks. That’s both directly, and through mutual funds, pension funds and the like. That also includes the holdings of U.S.-based hedge funds, though you’d have to think that most hedge funds are held by households.

Using the Dow Jones Total Stock Market index DWCF, -4.21% through midmorning trade, that number had dropped to $22.32 trillion.

In other words, a cool $1.8 trillion has been lost between now and the first quarter — and overwhelmingly, those losses occurred in the last few days.

Unfortunately, U.S. stock prices are still nowhere near where they should be. If they were to actually reflect economic reality, they would have to fall a lot, lot lower.

For example, there is usually a very strong correlation between commodity prices and the S&P 500, but in recent times we have seen a very large divergence take place. Just check out the chart in this article. At this point the S&P 500 would have to fall another 30 to 40 percent or commodities would have to rise 30 or 40 percent in order to close the gap. I think that the following bit of commentary sums up where we are quite nicely…

“Markets are afraid of further economic weakness in China, further pain in global commodity markets and uncertain about Fed and PBoC policy — what they will do and what the impact will be,” Societe Generale’s Kit Juckes wrote on Monday. “The divergence between global commodity prices and equities is not a new theme but the danger now is that they begin to re-correlate – as they did when the dotcom bubble burst in 2000 and what had previously been an emerging market crisis became a US recession.”

And commodities were absolutely hammered once again on Monday.

For instance, the price of U.S. oil actually fell below 38 dollars a barrel at one point.

What we are watching unfold is incredible.

Of course the mainstream media is bringing on lots of clueless experts that are talking about what a wonderful “buying opportunity” this is. Even though those of us that saw this coming have been giving a detailed play by play account of the unfolding crisis for months, the talking heads on television still seem as oblivious as ever.

What is happening right now just doesn’t seem to make any sense to the “experts” that most people listen to. I love this headline from an article that Business Insider posted on Monday: “None of the theories for the Black Monday market crash add up“. Yes, if you are willingly blind to the long-term economic and financial trends which are destroying us, I guess these market crashes wouldn’t make sense.

And if stocks go up tomorrow (which they probably should), all of those same “experts” will be proclaiming that the “correction” is over and that everything is now fine.

But don’t be fooled by that. Just because stocks go up on any particular day does not mean that everything is fine. We are in the midst of a financial meltdown that is truly global in scope. This is going to take time to fully play out, and there will be good days and there will be bad days. The three largest single day increases for the Dow were right in the middle of the financial crisis of 2008. So one very good day for stocks is not going to change the long-term analysis one bit.

It isn’t complicated. Those that follow my writing regularly know that I have repeatedly explained how things were setting up in textbook fashion for another global financial crisis, and now one is unfolding right in front of our eyes.

At this point, everyone should be able to very clearly see what is happening, and yet most are still blind.

Why is that?

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/black-monday-the-first-time-ever-the-dow-has-dropped-by-more-than-500-points-on-two-consecutive-days

September 2015

The list of significant events set to occur in September 2015 seems to be growing and while it’s difficult to make any definitive conclusions about what will happen, each even can in its own right be assessed.

It’s becoming clear that a lot of damage could be about to take place, even if only some of these events turn out for the worse.

Consider the following list from Daymond Duck:

There have been several good articles, pro and con, about upcoming events to watch for in Sept. 2015 (blood moons, Sabbatical year, Shemitah, etc.). To be honest, when these good articles came out I just skimmed over many of them. But I now realize that the list of things to watch for in Sept. 2015 has surpassed my ability to keep up with all of it.

So here is a list I made for myself. It is not my purpose to comment on the relevance of any of these things. But it is my purpose to have a calendar of events that I can refer to. Also, understand that because a Jewish day ends at sundown (not 12 p.m.) and because there are questions about the accuracy of the Jewish calendar some of what is being reported could be wrong.

Sept. 9: The date the Jewish Sanhedrin plans to put Pres. Obama on trial on Mt. Zion for promoting genocide of the Jewish people with the P5 +1 agreement with Iran over that nation’s nuclear weapons program. Will this trial be worthless or will it accomplish anything?

Sept. 13: The end of the Sabbatical year (at sundown on Sept. 13) and the date that a highly respected ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rabbi named Chaim Kanievsky says Israel’s Messiah will arrive. Is he right or a false prophet?

Sept. 13: Congress has 60 days to vote on the P5 + 1 agreement with Iran (signed on July 14, 2015). If Congress takes a full 60 days, this vote could be on Sept. 13. Controversy surrounds this date because there are secret deals between the IAEA and Iran that Congress has not seen.

Sept. 13: The Shemitah year (also called a Sabbath year, or a Sabbatical year, or the seventh year of the agricultural cycle) ends at sundown on Sept. 13. It is associated with financial issues; debt forgiveness; economic problems; recession; declines in the Stock Market, etc. Jonathan Cahn says the U.S. or the world could have economic problems about this time.

Sept.13-15: Rosh Hashanah (also called the Jewish New Year or the Feast of Trumpets) begins at sundown on Sept. 13 and ends at sundown on Sept. 15. Some (not all) prophecy teachers believe the Rapture could occur at the end of Rosh Hashanah this year or next year or some year.

Sept.15: The purported military drill called Joint Assistance for Development and Execution (JADE) Homeland Eradication of Local Militants (HELM) is supposed to end. Will it? Will there be a JADE HELM 2016, 2017, etc.?

Sept.15: The 70th UN General Assembly will begin meeting. During this session (not necessarily on the 15th), France is expected to present a resolution to the UN Security Council to divide the Promised Land (Two-State Solution) and to force a peace treaty on Israel and the PA. If the UN does this, their decision will lead to the beginning of the Tribulation period and the battle of Armageddon.

Sept. 20: The Jewish Sanhedrin plans to put Pope Francis on trial on Mt. Zion for officially recognizing the existence of a Palestinian State on land that God gave to Israel. Will the outcome be recognized by God?

Sept. 22-23: Yom Kippur (also called the Day of Atonement or the Feast of Atonement) begins at sundown on Sept. 22. This will mark the beginning of the next year of Jubilee (the 50th year) which involves focus on God, the cancellation of debts, restoration of land to the original owners, etc. Will God focus on economic issues, Israel’s restoration to the land, etc.?

Sept. 23: Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the White House for discussions with Pres. Obama about their shared values on caring for the poor (wealth redistribution), religious freedom, immigration (elimination of borders), environmental issues (global warming), etc.

Sept. 24: Pope Francis is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress about world peace, religious values (probably a need for a world religion), caring for the poor, etc.

Sept. 25: Pope Francis is scheduled to address the UN. He wants to reduce the world’s population, regulate global climate change, establish a global constitution, establish a global court and establish a one-world government.

Sept. 25-27: The UN plans to hold a Sustainable Development Summit to expand the role of global governance (world government). They plan to discuss global economic issues, climate change, global education and gender equality. It is really a plan to control the life of everyone on earth.

Sept. 28: The Feast of Tabernacles and the fourth blood moon in the current Tetrad will take place on this date. Several major prophetic events have happened just before or just after other blood moon Tetrads. The Jewish Talmud (not the Bible) says blood moons are a sign of war in Israel. Several major end-of-the-age wars are mentioned in the Bible and some are prophecy teachers believe some or all of these could soon occur.

This convergence of events in Sept. 2015 is why many people think something big is about to happen. We shall soon know.

As always, the church should watch and pray so that when trouble comes, we are able to stand firm and point people to Jesus.
http://raptureready.com/featured/duck/dd187.html

10 Signs That Point To Trouble In September 2015

There is a lot going on in the world. If you are a Christian, you should be watching and praying. If not, Jesus beckons you with open arms, as does his church.

I celebrate the Lord’s feasts and have done so since he took my Christian community on a journey into discovering Jesus in these feasts over half a decade ago.

I already had a heart and a burden for Israel and God compounded this as we discovered the joy of celebrating and understanding the Passover, Pentecost, and Sukkot.

So when the Blood Moon Tetrad appearances were made known, I was alert and watchful knowing that this precision was no coincidence. I waited and watched as ISIS rose up during this period. Then it became clear the world economy, driven by America’s debt, was heading towards crisis. Now Iran is the BFF of the West with free reign to make nukes.

All of these signs within this Blood Moon Tetrad.

Along this journey, I have seen a number of trends across the many facets of society that defy chance and all point to significant upheaval in the earth.

My conviction is that serious trouble will consume the earth and, like Hitler and the Third Reich arising as a saviour to a greatly troubled Germany, the way will be opened for the rise of the antichrist spoken of in the biblical scriptures as a saviour to a greatly troubled planet. This of course may take years and even decades to play out but I believe some important steps towards this end may be occurring right now.

Again, my personal conviction is that this will be an Islamic empire upon which antichrist arises to power but certainly one with influence in and across many nations, some of which will likely be non-Islamic. I am open to other interpretations but this stands strongest in my mind. I would encourage Christians to be aware of all the major theories on this matter so that we are best prepared.

September seems to be a focal point for many of these aforementioned trends, with the final Blood Moon appearing then along with the Shemitah and a number of other noteworthy signs.

I am not the only one watching and below is a list of signs and trends worth being aware of. I do not necessarily agree with all of these listed items – particularly the understanding of the rapture expressed here – but this should not stop us from being united in a prayerful awareness and preparedness for hardship and persecution.

The impending crisis that the swirling vortex of signs and events is pressing upon this world brings to mind that song of Johnny Cash titled, “Five Feet and Rising,” where he progresses through the song’s narrative of flood waters overwhelming his family’s farm. [1]

Not only does it identify with all the turbulent storms and flooding in recent months, but it resonates with the flooding of crime, murders, rioting, sexual assaults and social immorality. Not a pretty sight, for sure! One of the prophecies proves my point, however, according to 2 Timothy 3:1-5:

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”

Earlier, in his first letter, 1 Timothy 3:1-2, he identified, perhaps, the root cause of today’s social and immoral degradation:

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron….”

It seems harder than ever to find enough adjectives to describe the atrocities that abound in our world today, and that testifies to the reality of the “times and seasons” that marks the closing of this page of God’s plan for the ages.

There are at least ten, perhaps more, signs and events that are coming together in these days with remarkable rapidity. We can look at each of them in detail, next.

1. The determined destruction of America.

Barack Obama’s campaign declaration for the 2008 election was “America is the greatest nation the world has ever seen!” Then, later, he exclaimed, “Join me in fundamentally changing America forever!” We now understand that if America was so great, the only way it was to be changed was to destroy it. (The above statements have been well publicized with videos of the speeches, but now appear to have been taken out of circulation.)

The lies, deceptive tactics and outright flaunting of the Constitution, while denied and overlooked by the liberal left and political correctness demands of the media, are fully supported by factual evidence. For example, the Gross National Product (GNP) of the United States historically runs at around four per cent annually. It has continually dropped since Obama took office, and the rate of economic growth which this statistic measures dropped below zero in the first quarter of 2015!

When President George W. Bush finished his second term amid financial turmoil like never before, he had endured a rise in the national debt to around $9 Trillion dollars. Obama lashed out at him during the campaign with unrelenting fury. It was unpatriotic and treasonous, he claimed.

Then Obama added to that level of debt an additional $9 trillion dollars, which is continuing to compile, in just over six years. That’s an increase in national debt equal to the accumulation since the beginning of the nation. One problem, then, is that it is not likely that anyone could tell us where that $9 Trillion dollars was spent.

The destructive tactics go on and on, for only if the sovereignty of the United States of America can be brought down can a “New World Order” be established. Henry Kissinger, one of the global elitists, exclaimed rather gleefully upon Obama’s election success, “He has been primed to lead us into a New World Order!” (Strangely, this video has disappeared from the Internet, also.)

And likewise, in his closing speech at the end of his term as president, George H. W. Bush glowingly pictured the coming New World Order as a utopia beyond all imagination. He says, “…and it will happen.” [2]

2. The impending economic and financial collapse worldwide.

The expectation of an economic and financial collapse that is worldwide is increasingly imminent and especially so this July, 2015, when Greece is about to fold up in bankruptcy, China’s financial situation is in chaos, and yes, the USA, with its more than $18 Trillion dollars of debt. A spokesman for the Rothschild dynasty declared in the early 1800’s, “Give me control of a nation’s money supply, and I will not care what its laws are.”

As far as America is concerned, at least, that has been accomplished by the development of the Federal Reserve System, and they are apparently ready to kill in order to preserve that control. Yet, that fiat system of debt financing has backed them into a corner where it begins to look like a worldwide collapse is on the immediate horizon, just as the economic experts fearfully anticipate. Jonathan Cahn historically documents this quite interestingly. [3]

3. The strange military exercise, Jade Helm 15.

Not mentioned in the daily news bites, even on Fox News, is the seemingly gigantic military training operation titled, “Jade Helm 15,” which is to begin, officially, on July 15, 2015, and end on September 15, 2015. Mainline media wants to push it away with a laugh and maybe a sneering retort that it is not of any significance to the nation’s welfare.

On its official shield is shown a downward pointing sword crossed by two arrows. Their motto is lettered across the bottom circle, “Master the Human Domain.” [4] That sounds an awful lot like the goal of the global elite and their New World Order which is, as I have heard and read of, a reduction of the world’s population of 7.210 billion down to a more manageable one billion or even 500 million. [5]

Of course, that means people like you and me, who do not rise to their level of equal. Perhaps that is the real driving force behind the abortion issue in which more than 55 million have been eliminated from the population since the advent of Roe vs. Wade.

One thing seems clear. The exercise is to end on September 15, the approximate time that many of these other signs and events are pointing toward. If the economy falls apart, as it is in Greece, there is nothing more appropriate for controlling rioting citizens than a prepared military to institute martial law instantly.

Jade Helm 15 is surrounded with seemingly deceptive press conferences, outright denials, huge movements of military equipment as well as strange closings of Walmart stores in the areas of planned operation. At least five such stores have been closed on a three-day advance notice with the pretense of “plumbing problems,” but in the months afterward, no plumbing repairs have been taking place—and the buildings are empty! The plan started out with seven states in the area of operation, but now has been increased to at least nine states. All of them are across our southern border, from Florida to California.

4. The on-again, off-again peace talks.

Since about September of 2009 there have been peace talks going on in the Middle East, first regarding Israel and the Palestinians, and now regarding Iran and its nuclear capability. At first, they were to have an agreement put together by the next September, and it still seems to point to that time of the year for a satisfactory conclusion. At this writing it appears a deal has been reached and is now waiting for Congressional approval. It shapes up like this, in reality.

If Iran is allowed to build a nuclear weapon, Israel is sure to be blown to bits, and the promise is that the “Great Satan” (USA) will be their next target. Psalm 2 and Psalm 83 speak of the hatred of the Islamic faction for Israel, and it has not ceased over the centuries. The leadership in the United States apparently feels it can talk its way out of any danger, but Israel has said it will not allow that to happen. It is now an open sore, but I would place my tokens on Israel’s unilateral response before this summer is over. Whatever happens, it will l likely lead to the confirmation of a covenant with many [nations at the United Nations], as Daniel 9:27 predicts.

5. The sign of the last Pope.

The centuries-old prediction of an Irish Catholic Cardinal that the 116th Pope from that date would be the last pope of the Roman Catholic Church brings us to this current Pope Francis. The timing included strange circumstances in which the prior Pope suddenly announced his resignation, a rarest of events in itself.

Pope Francis, from Argentina, is the first pope to be of the Order of the Franciscans and is a Jesuit. Note what one of the points of that order’s oath of membership includes, in part:

“I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity is present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition….” [5] (It gets more graphic as the oath continues.)

This Pope has stated that it is his opinion that atheists will go to heaven based on their consciences. He has issued a proclamation of statehood for the Palestinians. Also, he just recently picked up the mantle of the liberal Obama administration and its backers, the global elite, that climate change (formerly global warming) is the greatest threat the world faces today.

This seems like the kind of support a false prophet might give to a ruling world government, or New World Order. He will be the third pope to visit the United States and the first to address a joint session of Congress on September 24, 2015. Will he be drumming up support for the New World Order? [6]

6. The increasing geophysical disturbances.

There is not enough space in this article to list all of the volcano eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms and their resulting flooding that are splashed across our television screens, or worse yet, overwhelming our neighborhoods. Jesus spoke of these as an increasing activity of nature in the last day’s events in the gospels. However, the globalists conveniently blame it on climate change and the faults of mankind, thus there is no reason for a confrontation with a God of creation in whom they have no interest.

7. The signs in the heavens and blood moons.

The phenomenon of the four blood moons in 2014 and 2015 and their unique occurrence on the first and last of the seven feast days recorded in the law given to Moses in Leviticus 23 is certainly a sign not to be recklessly discarded as insignificant. They seem to be bracketing those seven points on the Hebrew calendar each year to draw attention to their message as the high points of the plan of God for this age and its approaching conclusion.

Another blood moon appeared in the sky over America on June 30, 2015, the day that the Supreme Court announced the legalization of gay marriage in the United States. Was it a meaningful sign from God for that reason, or just coincidentally connected to fiery smoke from forest fires in Canada? [7].

8. The increasing worldwide hatred for the Jews.

The historical record of the Jews in the nations where they have been scattered over these past centuries is one of hatred and contempt. That has been a factor, no doubt, in keeping the Jewish heritage intact and the race ready for identification upon the call for their return to their land. Even the Nazi holocaust, while based on hatred, also created a willing desire to return to their homeland. At this time it would be hard to find any nation willing to stand up for Israel, and even the United States government, ruled by the Obama administration, talks of standing with Israel but in reality, seems to incline away from that commitment.

9. The sign that an Israeli Rabi expects Messiah’s return on September 12.

The recent headline reads, “Leading Israeli Rabi Says the Arrival of the Messiah Is Imminent.” [8] The article describes Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky as a leading authority in mainstream Ultra-Orthodox Judaism who has been giving clear and unequivocal messages recently that the coming of the Messiah is imminent. He is urging Jews to return to Israel quickly because he expects the Messiah to arrive at the end of the Sabbatical year, which is September 12, 2015.

10. The prophetic Feast of Trumpets portrayal of the Rapture.

The seven feasts of the Lord, on the Hebrew calendar since Moses took them from the command of the Lord have been brought to the attention of people of the world by the four blood moons in 2014 and 2015. Again, the moons were to appear on the first and last feast days each year and have been on target with one more remaining in 2015. The first four of the seven feasts were fulfilled when Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected and when Christ’s church was born with the filling of believers by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Three fulfillments are yet to come.

The next feast in order, the Feast of Trumpets, is peculiar from all the others. Its day of beginning is uncertain, for it must begin with the physical sighting of the new moon and reported to the leaders. If the new moon cannot be seen because of cloudy conditions, the beginning is postponed until the next day. Thus, the statement Jesus made fits this feast, along with the time of the Rapture of the saints:

“No man knows the day or the hour of His coming.” Since this feast portrays the event of the Rapture and is on the calendar for September 13 or 14, 2015, along with several of these signs and events, it is a valid sign of the times.

The final statement in the Bible seems appropriate here: “Even so, Lord Jesus, come!”

Endnotes

[1] (Johnny Cash) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpgiFh66swc

[2] (George H. W. Bush, NWO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkNH1bVg3HA

[3] (Jonanthan Cahn) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObdipbzNfGI

[4] (Jade Helm logo) https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Jade+Helm+logo

[5] (population reduction) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lLoaHp-gDc&list=PL315D66FFBCF48CB7&index=8

[6] (Jesuit order oath) http://www.reformation.org/jesuit-oath.html

[7] (Pope to Address Congress) http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/02/05/pope-francis-to-visit-capitol-on-sept-24/

[8] (Blood moon over America) http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/07/06/after-gay-marriage-decision-surprise-blood-moon-displays-in-sky-only-over-america/

[9] (Messiah expected) http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/44534/leading-israeli-rabbi-messiah-imminent-jewish-world/#P6FOOFyfVri7zaMr.97

Naturally, trends are not certain but the do suggest something. We don’t need to date set but we ought to watch consistently and do so prayerfully so that we might be faithful to the Lord as a light to the lost whether something comes of this or not.

“Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 

‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:1-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://raptureready.com/featured/lawley/lawley90.html

Greece Is Likely Just The Beginning

I’m no economist but I am very interested in the big picture. A lot of people who are economists are painting a picture of the direction the world economy is going and it does not look good. Combined with a host of other fields, patterns and trends, I am putting my money on what is happening in Greece being the beginning of an unprecedented economic disaster that will drastically alter the world economic system.

The Greek economy has ground to a near halt as a devastating loss of confidence in the banking ­system has triggered panic hoarding, and paralysed the supply of goods and services on the eve of a bitterly lineball referendum.

Cash reserves in the Greek banking system are down to €500 million ($736m) and ATMs are only able to distribute €50 to queues of bewildered Greeks ­because €20 notes have run out.

Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Constantine Michalos told London’s The Telegraph newspaperthat the banks were quickly running out of money.

The huge crash in confidence came after the European Central Bank refused to inject more liquidity into the Greek banks, having ­already pumped in €89 billion.

“We are reliably informed that the cash reserves of the banks are down to €500m,’’ Mr Michalos said. “Anybody who thinks the banks are going to open again on Tuesday is daydreaming. The cash would not last an hour.

“We are in an extremely dangerous situation.’’

In central Athens a middle-aged man was refused life-saving heart medication because the Syntagma Square pharmacist would­n’t accept the usual insurance papers that covers the cost of the prescription.

The pharmacist said he could sell the medicine, sitting on his shelves, because people were panic buying and warned that medicines would soon run out with no further supplies if the “no” vote was carried in tomorrow’s referendum.

Greek television stations are predicting Armageddon, warning of severe food and petrol rationing if people don’t vote “yes” to accepting the EU’s terms for continuing austerity.

Beer supplies to inner-city tavernas have already been shut off because distributors don’t have the cash to pay suppliers. Shops have had to lay off staff ­because they don’t have the cash to pay their wages. International concerts have been cancelled and some outlying cinemas have closed their doors.

Amid the grimness, many Greeks shrug their shoulders, comment how “nothing will change’’ and resort to some black humour. One joke about the hapless restrictions on withdrawals doing the rounds is: “I finally got paid — the company transferred the money into my bank account today.’’

Adding to the severe econo­mic distress, the government’s hold on parliament has begun to disinteg­rate. Four of the 13 members of the right-wing Independent Greeks, who are in the ruling coalition with the far-left Syriza party, have urged a “yes” vote, at odds with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is likely to stand down and call for new elections if the no vote fails.

Independent Greek MP Costas Damavolitis said he feared a “no” vote would mean leaving the eurozone. “Though these measures are painful — I don’t even know if Greeks can bear them — a ‘no’ will lead to the drachma, which means the immediate destruction of the country, something that I don’t want to consent to,” he said.

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who has vowed to resign if the country accepts the EU conditions for further austerity in ­tomorrow’s referendum, said yesterday: “We are on a war footing in this country.’’

Mr Tsipras tried to bring calm, saying yesterday that a deal to end the crisis could be struck within 48 hours after the referendum.

“Our efforts are focused on overcoming the crisis as fast as possible — with a solution that preserves the dignity and sovereignty of our people,” he said.

Once again, he argued that a strong “no” vote would strengthen the hand of Greece in the negotiations with Europe so that the €320bn debt was sustainable.

The IMF appeared to back his position, with a delayed report warning that Greece would need additional debt relief of €50bn until 2018 to stabilise the economy.

Some basic underlying ideas and assumptions that have brought me to this conclusion include but not limited to the following barest summarised points:  

  1. What’s happening in Greece is not the beginning at all. Rather, it’s a logical consequence and getting to Greece (not to mention Puerto Rico, China, and the U.S.!!!) has been a long journey that can only be understood by studying and understanding history.
  2. History can only be accurately interpreted through the lens of the biblical worldview as described in the biblical scriptures, which make it clear that God has enemy who is building an empire that enslaves and corrupts humanity and human institutions, including the economy. At a designated time, the antichrist will arise as the leader of that empire and a massive part of that empire’s power base will be economic: Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (‭Revelation‬ ‭13‬:‭16-17‬ ESV).
  3. Both history and the bible clearly demonstrate that nations come and go and so do world reserve currencies. God …changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; (‭Daniel‬ ‭2‬:‭21‬ ESV). The U.S. has been the number one world power for a while now and many of their contributions have become increasingly relativistic and immoral – especially their economics. 
  4. The world economy, powered by the United States of America, is filled with corruption in ways most of us economic laymen can only begin to understand. U.S. Debt levels are catastrophic at 18,000,000,000,000 dollars (yes, eighteen trillion!) and running massive budget deficits is the new normal in Western economies. Yet, it’s what’s going on behind these already troubling scenes in the shadow banking world that is ensuring this coming economic disaster. Banks and financial institutions exist in a high risk world of gambling known as ‘exposure to derivatives.’ Simply, it pays off when predictions are successful but when they fail, the losses end being called funny euphemisms like ‘the GFC’.

There are certainly other reasons and indications that make the most serious finically collapse the world has seen a near certainty.

And now that we officially have a ‘no’ vote in the Greek referendum, we can be sure trouble has fully arrived.

We haven’t even got to China’s bear market yet!


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11714655/Greek-banks-down-to-500m-in-cash-reserves-as-economy-crashes.html

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-06/no-prevailing-in-greece-referendum-telephone-polls/6596630