Wake Up People!!


(This article from the excellent website of Berit Kjos.)

As you read this, the United States is experiencing the worst drought it has seen since the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s.  As you read this, nearly half of all corn crops in the United States are in “poor” or “very poor” condition.  As you read this, 38 major wildfires are ripping across the central and western United States.

The brutal wildfires in Oklahoma have been so bad that they have made national headlines.  The price of corn has hit a brand new record high this summer and so has the price of soybeans.  More than half of all the counties in this country have been declared to be “natural disaster areas” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at this point.  Things are so bad for ranchers that the CEO of Smithfield Foods is projecting that meat prices will rise by “significant double digits” in the months ahead.
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Banking is the Problem


Astounding summary of the world’s economic problem by a 12-year old girl. (See video below)

Also: The Bank Runs In Greece Will Soon Be Followed By Bank Runs In Other European Nations 

Source: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/

Note: This article comes from an American/Canadian source but it applies equally elsewhere. In particular, the European banking system is about as profligate and irresponsible as you can get; plus the Euro currency system was set up as a vanity project without any safeguards and it was INEVITABLE that this situation would happen. Our only hope is to abandon both the Euro and the EU, but I know that’s never going to happen. Continue reading

EU heading towards its Goal


EU to become fully fledged political union

The Spinelli Group forum on democracy, economics and the social dimension of Europe, “Federalism or nothing” will take place on 26 March in Brussels.

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told the Chinese public that the EU will become a fully-fledged ‘political union’ after the financial crisis.

Speaking to TV cameras after a meeting with Chinese leader Wen Jiabao in Bejing on 14 February, he said that the crisis has prompted a new wave of integration, however, citing the fiscal treaty agreed last month by 25 EU countries.

‘I want to make this very clear to Chinese public opinion. Because I understand when you see the news you may be putting some questions. Is the European Union really going to progress? I say: ‘Yes. No doubt about it’ … Precisely because of the problems in the euro area the conclusion has been to further integrate and to complete the monetary union with a fiscal union and, I believe, in the future toward a political union.’

Back in Europe EU President Herman van Rompuy said  ‘Maybe not formally speaking, but at least politically speaking, all national parliaments have become, in a way, European institutions’,  adding that it is the responsibility of national parliaments to ‘adapt’ to this new situation.
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Vatican Calls for Global Bank


Vatican Calls for ‘Central World Bank’ to Be Set Up

Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 6:54 AM ETBy: Reuters

The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises.

A major document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should be music to the ears of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn. [Actually many of these people are well-heeled university students and seasoned protesters; their intention is to set off a “people’s revolution” that will overthrow conventional government and replace it with a form of Marxism.]

A major document from the Vatican’s The 18-page document, “Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions.

“The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.

It condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems.

It called for the establishment of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions.

Such an authority should start with the United Nations as its reference point but later become independent and be endowed with the power to see to it that developed countries were not allowed to wield “excessive power over the weaker countries.”

Effective Structures

In a section explaining why the Vatican felt the reform of the global economy was necessary, the document said:

“In economic and financial matters, the most significant difficulties come from the lack of an effective set of structures that can guarantee, in addition to a system of governance, a system of government for the economy and international finance.” [Does this sound like control to you? It does to me. What exactly is an “effective set of structures” and how can they “guarantee” changes in financial affairs worldwide?]

It said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) no longer had the power or ability to stabilize world finance by regulating overall money supply and it was no longer able to watch “over the amount of credit risk taken on by the system.”

The world needed a “minimum shared body of rules to manage the global financial market” and “some form of global monetary management.”

“In fact, one can see an emerging requirement for a body that will carry out the functions of a kind of ‘central world bank’ that regulates the flow and system of monetary exchanges similar to the national central banks,” it said.

The document, which was being presented at a news conference later on Monday, acknowledged that such change would take years to put into place and was bound to encounter resistance.

[Please consider this final statement very carefully…]

“Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority and to regional authorities, but this is necessary at a time when the dynamism of human society and the economy and the progress of technology are transcending borders, which are in fact already very eroded in a globalized world.”

[The only two options here are a GRADUAL move toward a Global Bank or a SWIFT one that is now needed and apparently possible.]

We in the UK are already incensed that our Government is surrendering again and again to the demands of the Eurozone countries, not taking this opportunity to pull BACK from the “greater integration” that is being called for, but actually demanding MORE centralised control. What lunacy!

The Euro has been doomed as a currency ever since it began, and now that weaker countries are defaulting on their debts they are pulling everyone else down with them. But at least the UK is not in the Euro.

However, with ONE centralised global banking system (doubtless working towards one global currency) what protection will the well-managed economies have from profligate, defaulting, corrupt and badly-run economies? We’ll all be in the same (sinking) boat!!

The cry of “unity” can sound glorious on paper. It did so in the churches, until we realised that unity came with a price: centralised control, hence corruption and heresy. The only safety-net from the apostasy has been independence, and that is as true for the political world as it is for the Church.

Unity and oneness is all well and good when it’s wisely and fairly led, and when common concerns democratically overrule personal self-interest and the lust for power.

But since human nature is greedy and selfish the righteous go to the wall. We have learned that the hard way ever since we joined the supposed “common market” now turning into a behemoth called the United States of Europe. We are now more enslaved to the EU than we would have been if we’d lost the Second World War, and it’s been OUR foolish choice!!

I am writing this on the same day that our spineless lackey of a Prime Minister has gone out of his way to defeat a Commons Motion to have a referendum on Europe. This is the same Prime Minister who is bending over to do the bidding of his EU buddies, and pledging yet more billions to their doomed currency.

What is God saying to us in recent events?


On 29th September 2008, a day which “just happened” to coincide with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, the American stock markets plunged by 7 percent, or 777 points. (See the chart below, courtesy of Bigcharts.com).

A financial analyst explains what happened that day: “The House of Representatives rejected the governments $700 billion bailout plan that the Bush administration had renamed as the $700 billion rescue plan in an attempt to garner more votes. The actual vote of 228 NO against 205 YES shocked the proponents of the bill and sent the Stock markets into a FREE FALL which … sent the Dow Jones Industrial Averages into its WORST DAILY POINTS DECLINE of 777 points or 7%, beating the 721 point plunge on Sept 12th following the Sept 11th terrorist attack.”

This date was also significant to me, since I had already been observing a sequence of events unfolding, hidden from the view of almost everyone or so it seemed. Could we grasp that behind this earthly activity was the hand of God, and that He had actually foreknown and foretold these events? To those “with ears to hear” there were alarm bells ringing.

Before going on to speak of that, I will bring it bang up todate with yesterday’s news. As you see from the screen shot of a financial website below, significant numbers are again showing up in the form of a 5.55 drop in Dow Jones and a 6.66 drop in Standard & Poor (S&P) index at close of business last night.

In addition, the lowest ebb of the Stock Market following the 2008 crash was a 666 point low in 2009.  “On March 6th the S&P traded as low as 666. This was a new 12 year low and since then it has rallied higher by over 170 points, trading as high as 845.”

These numbers are NOT COINCIDENCE!

God is trying to get our attention I believe, and this strange number sequence started further back, in 1994 to be exact.

Following a long build-up taking decades of time in the churches of the world, the spirit of error finally found an open door in Toronto to enter the world fully-formed, ready to prepare the way for the final delusion. When that spirit found willing minds and bodies to possess, it loosed on the world what has become known as the “Toronto Blessing”, an impartation so strong that it has rendered men dumb, lame and blind and turned rational people into howling animals and screaming banshees.

This began at the Jewish New Year 1993 with events at the then little-known Toronto Airport pentecostal fellowship. By early 1994 a spirit arrived that turned the church upside down.

It was one of those watershed moments from which there is no turning back.

Below is a potted history extracted from a manuscript by Margaret M. Poloma from the University of Akron:

  • Pre 1987 – Claudio Friedzon, an Assemblies of God pastor in Argentina, was in the centre of [false] revival sweeping through parts of Latin America.
  • 1987 – Howard-Browne brought his “laughing revival” to the United States from South Africa and gives an “impartation of spiritual anointing” to Claudio Friedzon and many other well-known charismatic ministers including Kenneth Copeland, Karl Strader, Bud Williams, Oral Roberts, Charles and Frances Hunter, and Kenneth Hagin.
  • 1993 – November, Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship’s senior pastor John Arnott travelled to Argentina for a conference where he was prayed for by Claudio Friedzon and received an ‘anointing’. This resulted in a brief experience of some manifestations back at Toronto.
  • 1994 – January, Randy Clark (who received his “impartation” from Rodney Howard-Browne at Rhema Bible Church in Tulsa) spoke at the Toronto church and what resulted is now known as the ‘Toronto Blessing’ or ‘Father’s Blessing’.

At the time I suspected there was more meaning in this event than just another outbreak of false revival. As I studied and researched this intensely, seeing its forbears throughout history, I saw it as a major turning point in the steps this world was taking towards the End. It was the opening of a door and there would doubtless be other significant events to follow.

Sure enough, seven years later, in September 2001 the world had another watershed moment of history when decades of unrest, hatred and terrorism erupted in the 911 Twin Towers disaster.

Not until seven years later, in Sept/Oct 2008, was I totally sure that I was seeing something prophetic. But then the third event in the sequence occurred. In 2008 there was another watershed moment that changed the course of this world – a global financial crash and a recession from which we will never recover despite all the rhetoric they throw at us.

As I said at the beginning, the numbers involved were not coincidental because they were like flags waving, to alert anyone with spiritual understanding to listen and consider! This was not just a random event, but a SEQUENCE  that we had already been warned of:

  • First, a global delusion that increasingly clouds biblical truth and ensnares millions to a dominionist agenda.  And seven years later:
  • Second, a terrorist act releasing a spirit of violence that grips the world’s populations like never before. And seven years later:
  • Third, an economic crash that increasingly leaves poverty and want in its wake.

Where have we seen this sequence of events before? Of course the answer is in the Book of Revelation. As Jesus opens each successive seal on the scroll that eventually reveals the inheritance of Israel, he looses from Heaven a spirit-power that is sent to make preparation for judgement.

That being the case, we need to look at the NEXT seven-yearly event (if God does not shorten the time) which is the loosing of the spirit of death and hades. 2015.

By a timing of events that is, again, not a coincidence, the next seven-year event in the sequence will be marked by a set of four back-to-back eclipses (called a “tetrad”) happening exactly on the Jewish Feast Days! (The only other times this happened in the last century were at the birth of the nation of Israel and her War of Independence in 1948 and the Six Day war of 1967).

In 2014 and 2015 there will be 4 blood moon total lunar eclipses all falling on feast days. Also note that in 2015 there are 2 lunar and 2 solar eclipses ALL on significant days.

1. Passover, April 15, 2014
2. Tabernacles October 8, 2014
3. Passover, April 4, 2015
4. Tabernacles, September 28, 2015

There are also FIVE solar eclipses from 2008 to 2015 that align on significant dates.

1. Tamuz 29/Av 1: August 2, 2008 August 1, 2008 Total eclipse
2. Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 21-22, 2009 July 22, 2009 Total eclipse
3. Tamuz 29/Av 1: July 11-12, 2010 July 11, 2010 Total eclipse
4. Adar 29/Nisan 1 (Beginning of the religious calendar): March 20-21, 2015 Total eclipse
5. Rosh Hashanah: September 14, 2015; September 13, 2015 Partial eclipse

Putting two and two together, it seems that this period of time is highlighted in God’s calendar in more than one way. Since the other two tetrads had to do with an attack on Israel, will Israel again be plunged into a bloody war?

And  the fourth seal of Revelation finalises the four-horsemen part of that sequence. Thereafter we are looking at a short-lived but violent persecution followed by the appearance of the Lord in the Heavens and the Resurrection/Rapture!

All of these things need more than a blog entry to fully explore, but it’s about time I nailed my colours to the mast more firmly. I do not believe that what we are witnessing in society, in the skies, and in the earth is random or meaningless.

Let’s consider these things soberly and with an open mind!

Climate Change Religion Destroying Nations and Lives


Never has there been a world religion so evangelical, so ludicrous, so biased, and so contrary to common sense as “climate change”. (It used to be called “global warming” until even its supporters realised that name was unsustainable in light of factual research.)

This week it has been announced that all gas and electricity bills are to go up by an average of 15% and in most cases more like 20-30%. Those who use LEAST power will pay MOST! (Way to penalise those who ARE trying their best.)

The news media have been very slow to tell us why, and the electricity companies are throwing out every deception they know to cover the real truth: we are all being made to pay billions for the “green agenda” this country has adopted in defiance of the rest of the world.

Energy companies are required to buy a proportion of their energy from “renewable resources” and they pass the cost onto the customers. Then there’s the kickbacks paid to wind-farm owners, which again come off our energy bills. They are also obliged to keep the price of energy high as a sort of energy-tax on consumers, and a deterrent to industry.

The greatest energy-users (and thus supposedly the greatest polluters of the atmosphere) such as China, India and America have all refused to set targets or to close their power plants. Alone in all the world, the UK has committed itself to a binding, legal obligation to de-carbonise this country, and to produce power from “renewables”, aka wind power.

Yet the UK’s contribution to global carbon emissions is a tiny 2 percent, and is more than wiped out by China’s annual increase in energy needs. Even if we completely shut down all industry in this country, closed every power-station, and went back to using candles and ox-carts, we would STILL not have solved any global problems (if you accept they exist in the first place.)

We contribute bumpkiss to global warming, yet we are destroying our nation to resolve it.

This Government brags about how “green” they are, saying the UK is the only nation legally committed to imposing severe and binding carbon-reducing requirements on the country. At a time of global recession, is this wise? Certainly, other more sensible countries have said no.

How much more deluded can our Government be – they are worshipping a false god (mother earth) with beliefs that can be scientifically challenged by a schoolchild. And the result is policies that impoverish the nation and endanger the faltering economy at the worst possible time to do it.

While cutting back on social care, hospitals, education and benefits, they hand out huge subsidies to anyone greedy enough to erect a windfarm or plaster their house with solar panels.

Companies have sprung up on the promise of a fast buck, aggressively advertising such schemes, and offering tax-free windfalls for the participants. If you really want to annoy the neighbours, kill wildlife, and irretrievably destroy your local environment why not just set off a small nuclear explosion that will power your farm for decades? It would be far more effective for your energy needs I promise you. (Possibly not so lucrative however, and there’s the rub.)

No greater delusion can be found than the Government’s plan to decarbonise the country. To do so they need to pour billions  into raping our beautiful landscape to erect thousands of ugly wind farms. But that doesn’t matter according to the official reports. “Wind power MUST be made to work“, a report by the Sustainable Development Commission has said. The report’s authors accept wind farms will alter the British landscape, but “probably not as much as climate change would“.

This is like saying I should burn down my house because that is less destructive than the tornado or tsunami that “could possibly happen” in the future.

In February 2011 there were 283 UK grid-connected wind farms containing 3,153 wind turbines with the “capacity” to generate 5204 MW. Of course they don’t do anything like that. No wind farm works “to capacity”. Last winter these blights to the countryside give us less than 0.2 percent of what we needed to keep warm.

It’s been estimated that, in order to meet their commitment, the Government would have to erect ten wind turbines per DAY for the next two decades, and that figure is based on an incorrect estimate of how much power they might produce. The truth is, they are totally inefficient!

At the same time as producing minimal amounts of electricity, they need power drawn from the national grid to keep going. Coal stations are used as a back-up when there is a surge in demand for gas and the wind does not blow – which both tend to happen a lot in this country. But this need for backup coincides with a European Union directive to CLOSE Britain’s coal and oil fired power stations!

The UK has committed to switching off these stations by 2015, leaving it uniquely vulnerable to gas shortages and the intermittency of wind farms. Industry will have its gas supply shut off first – and then what will it use?

The Government’s over-optimistic strategy predicts it will save “750 million tonnes of CO2 between now and 2030“.  BUT even the official figures represent a saving of just SEVEN seven per cent of the UK’s annual CO2 emissions and only 0.1 per cent of world emissions.

The latest and most deluded doctrine of this religion is the abhorrence of shale gas. If you believe in God and his provision, then shale gas might just be seen as his answer to the world’s energy crisis. All around the world, huge amounts of oil and gas can be found in the shale layers underground. This has always been known but until recently the technology did not exist to extract it. That problem has been solved and now every nation is looking into commercial extraction to meet their energy shortfall.

But the UK is dragging its feet.

According to the British Geological Survey there could be around 150 billion cubic metres of onshore shale-gas in the UK. This the equivalent of 1.5 years of total UK gas consumption and is worth around £28bn at today’s prices. But already the green gurus are throwing up their hands in despair and calling for exploratory drilling to halt.

A report by Kevin Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the Tyndall Centre at Manchester University, says the shale gas should be left in the ground. “In an energy hungry world any new fossil fuel resource will only lead to additional carbon emissions. In the case of shale gas there is also a significant risk its use will delay the introduction of renewable energy alternatives.

The shale gas reserves have only become available because of breakthroughs in both drilling techniques and chemical products but it has transformed the energy market in America and sent the price of natural gas plunging downwards.

Britain and the rest of Europe have much higher gas prices currently and a link with oil prices have sent them to very high levels.

Now as you open your fuel bill in August and see your already-high payments shoot up by as much as 30 percent, will you pin the blame on the climate-change “religion” or will you blame “rising wholesale prices” or “expenses to our infrastructure” as the Electricity Company wants you to believe?

Food and fuel bills to rocket


  • Rises in the cost of bread, pasta, breakfast cereal, dairy and meat are on the horizon
  • Oil prices could double from $80 a barrel last year to $160 this year, experts have warned
  • Families face massive rises in fuel and food costs, ministers warned last night.
  • International cereal prices up at least 70 percent from last year as stocks dwindle and prices soar

A catastrophic 1970s-style oil price spike is on the cards while the price of supermarket basics continues to soar. Political turmoil in the Arab world could send oil prices skywards.

Higher fuel costs hit food producers, pushing up the prices paid by consumers. That would add to inflationary pressure and increase the prospect of interest rate rises.

A UN report yesterday revealed that rises in bread, pasta, breakfast cereal, dairy and meat prices are on the horizon – irrespective of future oil price hikes. The commodity price of key foods rose again in February, making it the eighth successive month of increases, according to the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation.

It pointed out that the export prices of wheat, corn and rice are up by a staggering 70 per cent in one year. Higher grain prices also lead to more expensive meat and dairy products in the shops because of their heavy use in animal feed.

It is now reported that in some countries most of the daily wage is spent on food (just as the bible predicted in Revelation  6:5.) As well as that, extreme weather ranging from droughts in Russia to floods in China and Australia has particularly hit global wheat production. Global cereal stocks this year are expected to fall sharply because of a decline in inventories of wheat and coarse grains.

Oil prices are currently running at over $100 a barrel – the highest level since 2008. But analysts predict prices will surge even higher if the political turmoil gripping North Africa spreads across the Gulf. Soaring oil prices will have a direct impact on fuel prices at the pumps, which are already at the record average level of 130p a litre.

My comment: Is the world listening to these warning blasts of God’s trumpet? NO. Are Christians aware of the speedy approach of the end times? For the most part, NO.  Unless they turn and repent God will continue to smash their self-satisfied smugness:

Hos 2:8-13
For she did not know that I gave her grain, new wine, and oil,

And multiplied her silver and gold — which they prepared for Baal.

Therefore I will return and take away My grain in its time

And My new wine in its season,

And will take back My wool and My linen,

Given to cover her nakedness.

Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers,

And no one shall deliver her from My hand.

I will also cause all her mirth to cease,

Her feast days, her New Moons, her Sabbaths —

All her appointed feasts.

And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,

Of which she has said, ‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’

So I will make them a forest,

And the beasts of the field shall eat them.

I will punish her for the days of the Baals to which she burned incense.

She decked herself with her earrings and jewellery,

And went after her lovers; but Me she forgot,” says the LORD.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1362745/Food-fuel-bills-rocket-warn-ministers-UN-report.html

Third Seal Update: Food Prices


This article (view HERE) is a heads-up on the growing problem of food prices and food scarcity.

As always, the politicians are telling us the they can guide us out of recession and stabilise the world’s economy, but can they? When God decides to judge the world, he will. When God says it’s time to shake the food markets and drive up food prices, that’s exactly what will happen.

The arrogance of conceit of mankind says ” we can overcome” but the will of the Lord prevails. Please see the linked article.

New World Order Called For


Prime Minister Calls for New World Order

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today set out a five-point plan to create a “stronger and more just” world order in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

By Nick Allen 10:44AM GMT 10 Nov 2008
Mr Brown wants agreement on a world trade deal and reform of the international financial system

Mr Brown will call on fellow world leaders to use the current worldwide economic downturn as an opportunity to thoroughly reform international financial institutions and create a new “truly global society” with Britain, the US and Europe providing leadership.

His call comes ahead of an emergency summit of world leaders and finance ministers from 20 major countries, the G20, in Washington next weekend.

Mr Brown will say that the Washington meeting must establish a consensus on a new Bretton Woods-style framework for the international financial system, featuring a reformed International Monetary Fund which will act as a global early-warning system for financial problems.

The original Bretton Woods agreements, signed in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, established post-war international monetary protocols governing trade, banking and other financial relations among nations, including fixed exchange rates and the IMF.

Mr Brown’s plan for strengthening the global economy 60 years later involves recapitalisation of banks to permit the resumption of normal lending to households and businesses, better international co-ordination of fiscal and monetary policy and a new IMF fund to help struggling economies and stop financial problems spreading between nations.

He also wants agreement on a world trade deal and reform of the international financial system based on principles of “transparency, integrity, responsibility, sound banking practice and global governance with co-ordination across borders”.

As Britain moves into a painful recession Mr Brown has staked his own leadership on helping to find a way out of the global crisis.

In a speech to City financiers at the annual Lord Mayor’s banquet in London he will say: “The British Government will begin to begin a new Bretton Woods with a new IMF that offers, by its surveillance of every economy, an early warning system and a crisis prevention mechanism for the whole world.

“The alliance between Britain and the US, and more broadly between Europe and the US, can and must provide leadership, not in order to make the rules ourselves, but to lead the global effort to build a stronger and more just international order.

“My message is that we must be internationalist not protectionist, interventionist not neutral, progressive not reactive and forward-looking not frozen by events. We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society.”

Mr Brown has already discussed IMF reforms with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and has called on countries including China and the oil-rich Gulf states to fund the bulk of an increase in the IMF’s bailout pot.

The Prime Minister wants the markets to be subjected to morality and ordinary people’s interests are put first.

He believes that in electing Barack Obama, US voters have showed their belief in a “progressive” agenda of government intervention to help families and businesses through the current crisis.

He will say: “Uniquely in this global age, it is now in our power to come together so that 2008 is remembered not just for the failure of a financial crash that engulfed the world but for the resilience and optimism with which we faced the storm, endured it and prevailed.”

However, the head of the IMF played down expectations of a new Bretton Woods system ahead of the G20 summit.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the IMF’s managing director, said: “Expectations should not be oversold. Things are not going to change overnight. Bretton Woods took two years to prepare. A lot of people are talking about Bretton Woods II. The words sound nice but we are not going to create a new international treaty.”

The European Union has called for an overhaul of the IMF with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency, saying: “We want to change the rules of the game”.

The US, however, has been more lukewarm on the possibility of radical change.

 

Economic Meltdown!


The Economic Meltdown
by Dr. David R. Reagan – Lamb & Lion Ministries

Did you notice that the stock market collapse on September 29, 2008, totaled 777 points and occurred on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year? From my viewpoint, it appears to be a judgment on our nation that has the fingerprints of God all over it.

Keep in mind that President George W. Bush was the first president to propose the establishment of a Palestinian state, and for the past month he has had his Secretary of State in the Middle East trying to force the Israelis to give up their heartland.

The Word of God warns that nations who try to divide Israel in the end times will pay a terrible price. In Joel 3:2 the Lord says that He will “enter into judgment” against those nations that “have divided up My land.”

We have sold out Israel for Arab oil, and we are paying the price. But our treatment of Israel is not the only reason for this remedial judgment. Our worship of money is the other reason.

In my book “America the Beautiful? The United States in Bible Prophecy” published in 2003, I presented several scenarios that could explain the absence of the United States in end time Bible prophecy. They included such things as an internal nuclear attack by terrorists, an external nuclear attack from another nation, and a societal collapse due to internal moral rot. The only positive scenario I could conceive was the destruction of our nation due to the Rapture of the Church.

The very first scenario I offered was an economic one. I put it first because it was the one I felt was most probable. Here’s what I wrote:

The first thing that comes to mind is an economic catastrophe that will result from our out of control debt situation. The official outstanding debt of the U.S. government is currently 6.2 trillion dollars. That amounts to $21,540 per person. This debt is increasing at the rate of 1.1 billion per day! Private debt is even more horrendous. At the beginning of the 21st Century, there was a staggering $25.6 trillion of credit market debt outstanding in the U.S. That total represents a doubling of the debt burden since 1990. America’s total debt, public and private (including state and local government) stands at around $32 trillion dollars! That’s $115,322 per man, woman, and child. Amazingly, 52% of this debt was accumulated in the 1990s, a decade driven primarily by debt instead of productivity.

There is no way to escape the conclusion that America has become a debt junkie. We are living on money we do not have and will never have, and sooner or later the weight of this debt is going to collapse our economy. One irony is that we have killed 50 million babies who could have been in the work force today contributing to our economic health by producing goods and services and paying taxes.

I believe an unprecedented economic collapse is highly likely because money is the real god of America, and the true God of this universe is a jealous One who does not tolerate idolatry. God, by His very nature, is going to be compelled to destroy our false god.

We are a nation driven by greed. The mortgage debacle which has caused the current crisis is due first of all to greedy people wanting to live in houses they could not afford. They were serviced by greedy banks who were willing to grant loans they knew the people could not pay because the banks intended to flip the loans quickly, making a fast profit. And all the while, greedy politicians were willing to look the other way while their campaigns received money from the greedy lenders who they were supposed to be regulating.

Republicans have run for office for years as fiscal conservatives, vowing to take good care of taxpayer’s money. Yet, when they gained control of Congress, they fed at the money trough like ravenous hogs, and President Bush looked the other way, refusing to exercise his veto power. The result is that our national debt continued to skyrocket.

Greed motivates big business, big labor, big sports, and big religion. Every aspect of our society is infected with it. Relentless advertising encourages people to live beyond their means by relying on credit cards.

One sobering result of the current economic debacle is that it has made it almost impossible for John McCain to be elected, meaning that our nation is most likely going to receive the kind of leaders we deserve. We could well end up with the most liberal president in our history, one intent on expanding abortion to include infanticide, determined to retreat internationally from the threat and challenge of Islamic terrorism, and committed to packing our Supreme Court with ultra-liberals who will hold our Constitution in contempt.

The Bible teaches that when a nation rebels against God, He will first raise up prophetic voices to call the nation to repentance. The Lord did that years ago here in America when he began to call for national repentance through voices like Dave Wilkerson who also warned us in graphic language of the consequences if we refused to repent.

When prophetic voices are ignored, God always resorts next to remedial judgments, which increase in ferocity over time. We have experienced a whole series of such judgments, beginning with our loss of the Vietnam War. Other judgments have included such things as natural disasters, epidemics, crop failures, political corruption, crime, and immorality. According to Romans 1, what God does in times of national rebellion is lower the hedge of protection around the nation and allow evil to multiply.

The biggest wake-up call occurred with the attacks on 9/11. But like a sleepy person, we just rolled over, hit the snooze alarm, and went back to sleep.

The most disturbing thing about all this is that the Bible teaches that when a nation refuses to repent in response to prophetic voices and remedial judgments, a point will ultimately come when God will deliver the nation from judgment to destruction. Our nation currently appears to be on that threshold.

Let us pray for our nation as we have never prayed before. Let each of us pray prayers like the one Daniel prayed in Daniel chapter 9, where he took the sins of the nation upon himself and asked for forgiveness. After all, all of us are responsible to one degree or another for the sins of our nation, either due to our participation in them or our unwillingness to speak out against them. Let us pray for God to show us grace by not giving us the kind of leaders we deserve. And let’s pray for a national revival that will sweep many people into the Lord’s kingdom before it is too late.

http://www.moriel.org/articles/notice_board/economic_meltdown.htm

The Bible and the Third Seal


By Dana G Smith

Oct 9th, 2008

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD’S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Zephaniah 2:3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger

The world saw the dark day in which the Dow dropped 777 points in a one day nose dive at the beginning of the Jewish Holiday celebrating the New Year known as Rosh Hashanah. Putting this in perspective many analysts have been trying to calm the fears as major governments joined in the move to save the world economic system by buying up bad debt. Fox business news quoted Frank Davis, the director of sales and trading at LEK Securities who said “We’ve got fear selling going on. It’s hard to control logical when you have fear selling.”

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

“Global Economic Trouble”

Revelation 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Moreover, with the Nikkei index dropping to its lowest level in two decades, the world financial crisis is taking its toll. On this day, the day in which Yom Kippur begins at sundown, world markets are greeted by the Federal Reserve lowering its prime interest rate by a half point. The move to lower the rate was an historic one as the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss Bank, Chinese Bank, and numerous others joined in to save the world economy.

This is a sign of the times, prophetically. First on Rosh Hashanah we find the down dropped 777, a triumviral number of 7’s. Seven is a perfect, complete number, one of completion. With three of them on the downward spiral of the Dow, this signals a staunch warning. The year we have entered will be one of a financial crisis. It is one where the governments will not be able to handle. It is one where we find the LORD God shaking up the systems of government and their monetary markets as well.

James 5:1 ¶Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

The fall feasts all look forward to prophetically to the coming of the LORD Jesus Christ [Yeshua Ha Massiach]. Included in these is the time of repentance, examination, and seeking the LORD God, known as Yom Kippur. Add to this the time known as Sukkot or Tabernacles and you have a picture of the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ who will rule and reign in his Tabernacle from Jerusalem. He will also have all the nations come once a year to celebrate this ‘Feast of Tabernacles’. The economy, money crisis, credit crunch, debt, and global ability to finance will be affected to the point that fear and panic will spread as never before. Add to this the full signs found in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 and you will have a true picture of what is coming.

Isaiah 55:6 ¶Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

Dana G Smith is the author of D-Day For America, a prophecy book of what is coming to America. Published by Xulon Press, ISBN: 1-59781-843-7. Dana is the editor of the W.I.B.R. online Web Sites. http://write-wing.blogspot.com/

More Bank Crashes (2008)


Halifax Building Society loses third of its value in 48 hours.

The High Street Crash: Billions wiped off value of big banks
By Clinton Manning Business Editor 17/09/2008

High street banks were sucked into the financial quagmire yesterday as the fallout from the Lehman Brothers collapse sent their shares plummeting for a second day. Royal Bank of Scotland, owner of NatWest, had a fall of around 10 per cent. And Barclays, which had said it was in talks to take over some of Lehman’s US operations, also saw shares tumble although they later staged a recovery to end 2.5 per cent down.

But the biggest casualty was HBOS – the parent company of Halifax, Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. Its shares plunged almost 22 per cent yesterday following a 17 per cent drop on Monday. Astonishingly, that means the bank is worth £5billion less than it was two days ago.

The news was not much better for the rest of the firms on the FTSE 100 – the index of our top 100 companies. As panicking investors unloaded shares the total value of the Footsie fell by 3.4 per cent – on top of a plunge of almost four per cent on Monday. It means that in two days a total of £93billion has been wiped off the value of the UK’s leading shares – the Footsie’s worst result since July 2002.

Troubled insurance giant AIG, sponsors of Manchester United, plunged for a second day on Wall Street on growing fears that it might file for bankruptcy. Meanwhile, banking giant Goldman Sachs fuelled the sense of panic by revealing its profits had slumped 70 per cent in the past three months.

One Wall Street expert said: “People were hoping for some good news in a sea of gloom but they didn’t get it.”

There was a similar gloom worldwide as financial markets in Europe, Australia, Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea were all battered by the knock on from Tuesday’s announcement that Lehman Brothers had gone bust.

The “Daily Express” commented on its front page today (17th September) that huge fortunes have been made by bankers on the back of reckless gambles with the life savings of small inventors. As I have been trying to say in this website and blog, it’s corruption and greed, selfishness and the rejection of the biblical standards of behaviour that have brought us to the brink of economic collapse.

If you want to avoid going down with the ship, now is the time to get your spiritual and financial life in order

Bank Collapse Warning! (2008)


The pages created in 2010 are being reposted as “posts” today, simply to move them to a new category. If you had not read them before, you might find them interesting, but otherwise please pass over them as older news.

Bank Collapse Catastrophe Warning

The possible collapse of one of world’s biggest investment banks could be “catastrophic” and lead to the “implosion” of the banking sector. British bank Barclays had appeared to be the frontrunner to take over the struggling Lehman Brothers but has pulled out of the bidding, a source close to the deal said. And a consortium led by the Bank of America is reported to have also dropped out.

US government officials and top Wall Street bankers are desperately trying to sell Lehman to avert a collapse that could severely disrupt global markets. Last week the bank revealed massive losses of around £2.2bn ($3.9bn) in the last quarter and announced it was cutting 1,500 jobs. “First of all, let’s recognise that this [the financial crisis] is a once-in-a-half-century, probably once-in-a-century type of event… There’s no question that this is in the process of outstripping anything I’ve seen, and it still is not resolved and it still has a way to go.

Bear Sterns Collapse (March 2008)