In December 2001, prophetic minister Terry Bennett was shown a 21-year timeframe, which began in 2008 and will end at the end of 2028. He saw this 21-year period divided into three periods of seven years each with each period having different kinds of shakings. Terry Bennett is founder of Terry Bennett Ministries.
A more recent interview with Terry Bennett has also been documented in my post: “Terry Bennett: You Will See 666.” I highly recommend that post because Terry shared important insights not covered in this post. In that post I was able to draw some amazing conclusions regarding the rise of the antichrist by examining his revelations in the context of scriptures. I believe it is the most important post I have ever written so don’t miss it!
The first seven-year period will be a time of economic shakings from 2008-2014, plus a transition year with more economic trouble in 2015. We have already seen the beginning of these shakings with the 2008 collapse of the housing market. Terry Bennett saw an unprecedented economic downturn would begin in 2011, which came to pass with major market shakings during August and September 2011 caused by the debt crisis in Greece. As Terry Bennett stated, this was only the beginning of the shakings. Since 2011, sovereign debt levels around the world have soared to levels never seen before in history, setting the stage for the next wave of economic shakings, which he saw coming in the 2013-2014 area. He saw this next wave will be larger than either of the previous waves.
GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SHAKINGS:
Terry Bennett saw the second seven-year period will be a time of shakings in the arena of government and politics beginning at the start of 2015 until the end of 2021. This could be a time when governments are overthrown and taken over through wars and internal conflicts. Established political parties could be shaken and new parties could emerge. Jesus warned us about a time when “nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom” (Matthew 24:7). Jesus also warned us of days coming when “lawlessness is increased and most people’s love will grow cold (Matthew 24:12). These government and political shakings will lay the groundwork for the coming reign of the antichrist, who will arise as a king with answers to difficult problems (Daniel 8:23).
Terry Bennett saw a third seven-year period will be a time of shakings in religion beginning at the start of 2022 and ending at the end of 2028. We have already seen shakings coming from the spread of Islam around the world. Islam could be part of the shakings during this coming period. Jesus also warned us about a time when there will be a great shaking of the faith of Christians. He said, “Many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many” (Matthew 24:10-11). These religious shakings will lay the groundwork for the coming false prophet, who will partner with the antichrist during the seven-year tribulation period (Revelation 16:13).
In December 2001 the angel came to me over a series of three or four days. During that time he spoke to me about these coming years beginning in 2008, which he called, economically speaking, the beginning of birth pangs, not just in our nation, but throughout the nations. Then he outlined for me a 21-year timeframe beginning with 2008, broken down into seven-year incremental time frames, with the first seven-year period beginning in 2008, the first seven years being economics, the shakings of the nations of the earth economically.
He broke it down further into 3 1/2 year time frames within each of the seven-year time frames.
So the first seven years being economics, followed by this governmental and political seven years, again broken down into two 3 1/2 year time frames. This is followed by a third seven-year period where a religious system was added to the economic and governmental political systems. So I could see all the way to 2028. That is what he showed me in that encounter in December 2001.
I was instructed to pray that certain things could be averted with those whom I shared, which was a fairly large number of people although I did not go public with that. I shared it in the hopes that, as the body of Christ, we would pray and we could see some things averted. And I am not saying that anything has been or will be averted. It is just obvious to me since we are now past 2008 that surely something was not averted because of what we have gone through.
What I saw in that was the stock market in the United States of America drop below 500 points. That is not 5,000 points. It is 500 points. (The stock market’s lowest point after the 2008 housing market collapse was 6,469). I am not saying that I want us to go there, but that was what was shown to me along with many other things that were given to me during those days. For me they were days of weeping over our nation and the nations of the earth has to what was coming. I was actually instructed in that way so it was easy for me. The angel told me, “Weep for what is coming upon your nation.”
At the end of those encounters I asked this question. You know how the Lord can get you to ask the right question. The question was, “Are these the things they came right out of the Charles Dickens book with Scrooge when the spirit of the future was showing him his own end?” Scrooge asked the spirit, “Are these the things that will be for candies things be altered?” That was the question I asked the angel who was with me. His answer was exactly the same as the answer to Scrooge. He said, “If these things remain on altered this is what’s going to happen.”
That allowed me to understand the body of Christ’s intercession, but not just intercession, but God is calling for transformation.
2011 was directly spoken to me by the angel that there would be the attaining of a goal in 2011, economically speaking. That goal being a downward turn unlike any other downward turn in the history of the nations. I do not believe it is all going to hit in 2011. I believe 2011 is the beginning of it, of what I call another wave. I was actually shown another wave past that in the 2013-2014 area that will be larger than the 2008 wave and the 2011 wave.
The angel made it very clear to me concerning four nations. He said to me in 2001, “I want you to watch four nations. They are sign-posts for what is going to happen. The four nations were Greece, Italy, Spain, and France.”
These things make me weep. That is where my heart is. I do not rejoice in what I see. I weep over it. These are people. Some people think these things are right until it is their family that is hit. The things that are coming in some of these arenas of the earth are not the way we are thinking about it. We think God is going to use his church as an instrument of vengeance throughout the earth. That is ludicrous to me. The church is more of an instrument of mercy to stand in the gap. That is how I see that.
Many times I have been instructed in these things to weep for these peoples or these nations, which is my heart in the matter anyway. I do not share these things because I am glad about what is coming. I hate what I see. If I could turn the TV (the prophetic visions) off at times I would, but it is what it is.
The pastor hosting this meeting then made the following comments to share other insights that Terry Bennett had shared with him separately. Terry Bennett agreed with these comments.
These three seven-year periods are laying the foundation for the antichrist world system. That does not mean the antichrist is coming in 2028, but it does mean certain foundations are being laid. Not all nations will adopt all three of these systems. Some nations will adopt one or two while others will adopt all three. Each nation made its own decision. The intercessors will also determine to what degree the nations will adopt these evil systems and to what degree the nations will become refuge nations. There will be many sheep nations that will refuse to adopt these evil systems. Believers must take action because their cities can be cities of refuge if they will make it be so. Our nation will be a sheep nation if we choose to make it be so and if we pray for it.