Earlier this year, my wife and I felt like God was leading us to sell our house where we have lived for over fifteen years. So, we started getting it ready to sell, which has been like working a second job and we still have a few more weeks to go.
It’s a bigger job than I realized at first because of all the work that must be done just to get it ready to list. Our neighbors must know something’s up by now because for the past couple of months we’ve been stacking so much trash by the street every week on trash day.
At first, I was just going with the flow, sensing God’s leading, but not understanding why it made sense. But then, little by little, it became clearer. When we met with our realtor, we were surprised to learn how much property values have increased in our area. Prices have climbed steadily each year since the 2008 financial crisis. The increased value helped me understand why God was leading us to sell this year. I believe the market is peaking this year and will begin declining by 2018 and possibly even by the end of this year. By selling now, we can make a profit, but if we waited, we could find ourselves underwater, owing the bank more than it’s worth.
When the next financial collapse happens, I don’t believe the housing market will bounce back like it did this time because the Fed won’t be able to bail us out like they did before. They created trillions of dollars out of thin air to prop up markets with the purchase of mortgage backed securities and government bonds. However, the world has changed a lot since 2008 as almost every developed nation is in much deeper debt than they were back then. Other nations have now formed well organized alliances, especially the BRICS nations, seeking alternatives to the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, which weakens the Fed’s ability to keep the Ponzi scheme going. In short, the rest of the world is tired of putting up with our failed leadership, which means the next financial crisis is likely to be far more painful and last much longer than the last one.
In that context, we can understand Rachel Baxter’s recent prophetic warning much clearer. She posted the following on April 30:
“The fall is coming this fall. Yes, I say it. This fall the mighty fall will begin in earnest and there will be no slowing, just as I have said through My prophets for thousands of years, it will happen. (Isaiah 13) (See the complete post)
Whenever we hear a warning like this, we tend to think the worst, but history tells us markets don’t typically self-destruct overnight. It takes time before everyone becomes convinced to throw in the towel and pull their money out. Whatever happens this fall will likely be perceived by many investors as a great opportunity to buy low and sell high, which might cause markets to bounce back afterwards, but based on what Rachel saw, if there are rallies, they will not last. We should soon see a shift in the overall long term trend from bullish to bearish.
Historical patterns can also help give us perspective on where we are and where we’re heading. History shows a pattern of recurring market crashes every 88 years (Source: Lunatictrader.com). For example:
- The panic of 1796 was followed 88 years later by the panic of 1884.
- The panic of 1819 was followed 88 years later by the panic of 1907.
- The depression of 1920-21 was followed 88 years later by the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
The 88-year repeating pattern is also interesting because the number 8 represents new beginnings in the Bible.
Looking back 88 years from the fall of 2017 takes us to the fall of 1929, which was one of the most famous market crashes of all time due to the severe impact on the global economy. However, the fall of 1929 was only the beginning. Markets did not finally reach bottom until nearly three years later in the summer of 1932. (Source: Macrotrends.net) So, if history repeats itself and we follow the historical pattern, what begins this fall would not reach bottom until the summer of 2020.
Maybe that explains why economist Martin Armstrong has warned, “We are looking at the risk of a complete breakdown in the country come as early as March 10th, 2020.” (Source: Armstrong Economics)
I believe we should understand Rachel’s warning with that kind of long term perspective. Just as she stated, “This fall the mighty fall will begin in earnest.” The fall of 2017 marks the beginning point, not the ending point. So, we might see a trigger event that sets things in motion, perhaps a new war in the Middle East or perhaps something else, but however it begins, we can expect it will take years to complete because she saw a major destruction, referring to Isaiah 13, which is about the destruction of Babylon.
Another confirmation warning of financial trouble comes from Rick Wiles, founder and host of a daily news program published at Trunews.com. On June 19, he received the following dream.
I woke up Monday morning (June 19) at 5:30 AM. I was dreaming when I woke up. The only dreams I vividly remember are prophetic dreams given to me by God.
In the dream, I was in a modern residential neighborhood in Florida. It was my neighborhood in the dream, but not where Susan and I are presently living. I also perceived that it was several miles from the ocean.
I was on my iPhone talking to my son Jeremy about small waves of water coming into the neighborhood. The water would come and recede. Each time it was a little higher than the previous wave. Nobody – including myself and Jeremy – were alarmed. Many families were amused by the waves. Everybody continued with their typical activities at home – swimming in pools, washing vehicles in driveways, lawncare, gardening, etc. Neighbors were aware of the incoming and receding waves, but didn’t take them seriously.
Jeremy and I were joking and laughing on the phone as we usually do when we have conversations.
I told Jeremy, “I’m standing on the sidewalk in front of our house watching these waves come and in and leave. The water is up to my knees.”
Minutes later, I said, “Wow! The last wave was up to my waist!”
We continued our banter on the phone. “Son, each wave is higher,” I said. “The water is up to my chest.”
Suddenly, I noticed a tall wave rushing in toward me. It was approximately eight feet tall. It swept over my head. When the rushing water had receded, I heard Jeremy laughing on the phone. “Hey Dad….are you OK? What happened to ya?” I laughingly responded, “Oh boy, that one was big and strong. It almost knocked me on the ground.”
Everybody in the typical American residential subdivision continued about their weekend activities as though nothing unusual was happening around them.
The scene changed rapidly and dramatically. A monster-sized tidal wave lifted from the sea into the sky. It was towering above every home. The wave was hundreds of feet tall. I knew there was no way to survive it.
I nervously described it to Jeremy. He shouted into the phone, “Dad, run! Get out of there!”
Instantly, the sky turned ominously black. Sharp bolts of lightning flashed from menacing storm clouds. I was shocked at the speed in which the clear sky changed to a life-threatening storm. The tidal wave continued to stand up into the air and seemed to roar ferociously at everybody on the ground.
From the billowing storm clouds appeared three tornadoes. I anxiously described to Jeremy what I was observing. He begged me to seek shelter. I told him, “There’s no escaping what I’m seeing. There’s nowhere to hide.”
My suburban neighbors, however, still were not frightened. They came out of their beautiful homes to gaze at the tornadoes and tidal wave that was still standing upright in the sky. Many of them video recorded the scene. Nobody panicked. They had no awareness of danger. It was just the opposite. They appeared to be amused by the storm. I watched them text photos to friends and post messages on social media.
Meanwhile, the triple tornadoes were producing a deafening roar. I could faintly hear Jeremy on my phone pleading with me to flee. The roar was so loud I had to shout into the phone as I continued to stare at the tornadoes and tidal wave. I glanced down at the phone and realized that I had lost the cell connection with my son. I dropped my phone on the ground.
The triple tornadoes started ripping through the subdivision tearing roofs off homes and throwing heavy objects blocks away. The tidal wave acted like it was strenuously seeking to break free from an invisible restraint that had been holding it back for minutes. It seemed like the wave was waiting on the tornadoes to tear everything to pieces before it washed the debris into the sea.
Each tornado went in separate directions – each devouring a multitude of lovely homes with neatly manicured yards and gardens. Freshly washed SUVs, motorcycles, and boats parked in driveways were upside down and littered the neighborhood like a salvage yard. Yet, nobody reacted. Nobody sought safety. They only stood and stared at the oncoming monster storm.
Realizing that I had no way to escape, I began marching toward the approaching funnel clouds. I pointed my finger at them and shouted, “In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to dissipate and disappear! Go back up into the atmosphere and be gone!”
That’s when I woke up at 5:30 AM. The last thing I remember in the dream was knowing that all was lost – and that our only hope was Almighty God hearing our plea for divine help.
The Holy Spirit has been nudging me in recent weeks to alert God’s people that another wave of financial trouble is approaching soon.
My initial interpretation of the dream is that the typical American family is swimming in debt, but not worried about it. We’re too amused with our beautiful homes, shiny cars and trucks, and fun toys like boats and motorcycles. We are acclimated to the distressful waves of financial trouble in our nation. No matter how high the water gets around us, we shrug it off and continue playing with our possessions acquired with debt.
A monster-sized tidal wave, however, will suddenly appear on the horizon. The financial sky will turn black. Multiple twisters will come out of the black clouds and shred everything they touch below.
There will be no escape. No place to ride and hide. Our only hope is Jesus Christ. Our survival will depend on faith-talking servants of God speaking authoritatively to the raging storm in the name of Jesus Christ.
Are you ready for the storm? (see the complete post)
I agree with Rick’s interpretation that his dream reveals a coming financial collapse, which will put people under water financially if they are not prepared. I take it as another confirmation that my wife and I are hearing God correctly by selling our house this year.
His dream also confirms the historical pattern for how market crashes typically behave, taking some time to complete. When the first wave came in, Rick was not too concerned, but then they kept coming in higher and higher. That’s consistent with how human psychology works during market crashes. After the initial wave hits, many people keep believing all is well and there is nothing to worry about. However, those who continue disregarding the warnings will pay a high price as they will not have time to avoid financial disaster.
One great way to heed these warnings is to start seeking God about how to prepare. I believe now is a good time to start finding ways to get out of debt and reduce monthly spending commitments. Above all else, pursue righteousness, a right relationship with God, because He has promised to provide for everyone who walks uprightly before Him.
- No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11b)
- Yahweh will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. (Psalm 85:12)
- Wealth and riches will be in your house (Psalm 112:3 and Proverbs 15:6).
- Yahweh will not allow the righteous to hunger (Proverbs 10:2-3)
- The desire of the righteous will be granted. (Proverbs 10:24)
- The righteous will be rewarded with prosperity. (Proverbs 13:21)
- But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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