The first week of 2016 has left the world’s hopes of financial prosperity and increase in shambles. Today China’s Stock Market had a 7% crash, triggering it’s second emergency shutdown this week, and making today China’s shortest trading day IN HISTORY. China’s market woes, coupled with global insecurity and instability, has also left the rest of the Globe’s Markets reeling. America, Europe and Asia have seen tremendous historic drops in just a 4 day span. Today’s 400 point drop of the Dow has cemented the WORST start to a Year for America’s Stock Market EVER.
In the first trading day of 2016, America’s Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly 500 points in morning trading before making a small recovery. It ended down around 300 points. Yesterday, the Dow lost another 250 points. With today’s massive drops, the Dow and S&P 500 have both lost 5%, and the Nasdaq has lost 6.5% in only FOUR DAYS. It will be very interesting to see how far they will fall by week’s end. Experts in the market have recently said a 50% drop would not surprise them, adding that they believe it’s not even the worst case scenario.
I personally expected a Market crash to occur last year, as it was the Biblical Shemitah Year. The 5 greatest financial collapses of the last 40 years – 1973, 1980, 1987, 2001 and 2008 – ALL occurred IN a Shemitah Year. As Jonathan Cahn points out in his book, “The Harbinger”, the crashes in 2001 and 2008 coincided PRECISELY with the EXACT END of the Shemitah year on the Hebrew calendar day of Elul 29. The DOW dropped 777 points on Elul 29 in 2008. 777 is the symbolic number of our God and Father, YaHWeH. Before the close of the Shemitah last September, the DOW dropped 1,000 points at the Market’s opening on August 24, 2015.
Just as the Seventh day was laid out by God as a day of rest, every SEVENTH YEAR was designated by God as a Sabbath year. The word “Shemitah” is translated as “the release” or “the remission” and applied to the WIPING AWAY of debts as well as the resting of the land. Though, if God’s people were unfaithful and disobedient, then the OPPOSITE would happen, meaning NO REST for the people and their land, and the WIPING OUT of financial gain. So, while God cancels the debt of His faithful, He would also bring financial curses on the unfaithful.
I was surprised that, although 1,000 points was a monumental drop, that the Market did not crash in the Shemitah Year. Then, I realized we are in an even MORE significant Biblical Year than even the Holy Shemitah. We are currently in the JUBILEE Year. This Biblical Year is extremely significant because it comes around only once every 50 Years! It begins at the end of seven cycles of seven Shemitah Years. In 2016 we will also see the beginning of the Hebrew Year 5777. Again, 777 represents our GOD! So if any big prophetical events were to happen in our lifetime, THIS year would definitely be THE year to watch for them. I believe that the Global Financial Crash could be one of the many prophetical events. Wall Street has a famous saying – “As January goes, so goes THE YEAR.” And if this first week of January is any indicator, the global markets are in for their shakiest ride in a very long time.
The Holy Bible prophesies that there will come a One World Government, and with it a One World Currency. There are many triggers globally that could create this historic event, and I believe a Global Financial Crash is one of the strongest possibilities to bring it into existence. The possible fulfillment of this Last Days Prophecy is just another sign among many pointing to the Rapture of the faithful and of Christ’s imminent Return. My message to fellow Christians, and to my Jewish brothers and sisters, is to stay RIGHT with God, or better yet, to grow CLOSER to Him. My message to the unbelievers is to GET RIGHT with God. We must ALL repent of our sins, return unto The LORD our God with all of our hearts, and PAY our tithes faithfully to HIM. That way, no matter what major events rattle the Nation in this New Year, YOU will be blessed and enjoy security, which comes ONLY from Almighty God.
“Go to now, you RICH men, weep and howl for your MISERIES that shall come UPON YOU.. You have heaped TREASURE together for the LAST DAYS.” ~ James 5:1
“For in ONE HOUR so great RICHES is come to NOTHING.” ~ Revelation 18:17
“And he (AntiChrist) causes ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive A MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that NO MAN might buy or sell, EXCEPT he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name (6-6-6).” ~ Revelation 13:16-17