"And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook." 1Kings 17:6
Greetings! We pray that you had an inspired week growing closer to Him and that you have not allowed the events happening in the world today to drain you of the joy that God can give you.
If you are tempted to fear, just remember to think about Jesus and the promises He has given us in His Word, such as; Isaiah.26:3 "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
Faith is a key factor, because it is faith that will replace fear. The Key quotes being posted at the top of the daily letters will help you fight fear with faith. Remember in Matthew 16: 19, Jesus said unto Peter " And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven". This spiritual weapon along with prophecy, praise, a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus, as well as calling on spirit helpers, which we will explain in future postings, will make going through the End Time, the rise of the antichrist, and the tribulation a much easier task.
While we do have to maintain awareness of what is going on in the world, we can rejoice in the fact that the worse things become, the closer it is to the return of Jesus! Toward this end, we have posted the following recent news articles which we believe are relevant to the continuing rise of the antichrist and his one world government:
Four really, really scary predictions:
A bubble in Treasury notes.
Fortune spoke to eight of the market's sharpest thinkers and what they had to say about the future is frightening.
Known as Dr. Doom, the NYU economics professor saw the mortgage-related meltdown coming.
We are in the middle of a very severe recession that's going to continue through all of 2009 - the worst U.S. recession in the past 50 years. It's the bursting of a huge leveraged-up credit bubble. There's no going back, and there is no bottom to it. It was excessive in everything from subprime to prime, from credit cards to student loans, from corporate bonds to muni bonds. You name it. And it's all reversing right now in a very, very massive way. At this point it's not just a U.S. recession. All of the advanced economies are at the beginning of a hard landing. And emerging markets, beginning with China, are in a severe slowdown. So we're having a global recession and it's becoming worse. Things are going to be awful for everyday people.
The founder of bond giant Pimco warned of a subprime contagion back in July 2007.
While 2008 will probably be best known as the year that global stock markets had their values cut in half, it was really much, much more. It was a year in which every major asset class - stocks, real estate, commodities, even high-yield bonds - suffered significant double-digit percentage losses, resulting in the destruction of over $30 trillion of paper wealth. As 2008 nears its conclusion, we as an investor nation have been forced to face a new reality. Wall Street and Main Street are fearful that a recession may be replaced by a near depression.
The Yale professor and co-founder of MacroMarkets called both the dot-com and housing bubbles.
We don't currently have anywhere near the level of unemployment that we had in the 1930s, but otherwise there are many similarities between today's environment and the Great Depression, with things happening today that we haven't seen since then. First of all, there's the magnitude of the stock market's move up and down. The real (inflation-corrected) value of the S&P 500 nearly tripled from 1995 to 2000, and by November 2008 was down nearly 60% from its 2000 peak. The only other comparable event was the one in the 1920s where real stock prices more than tripled from 1924 to 1929 and then fell 80% from 1929 to 1932. Second, we've had the biggest housing bust since the Depression.
The commodities guru predicted two years ago that the credit bubble would devastate Wall Street.
We are in a period of forced liquidation, which has happened only eight or nine times in the past 150 years. The fact that it's historic doesn't make it any more fun, of course. But it is a pretty interesting time when there is forced selling of everything with no regard for facts or fundamentals at all.
Globe and Mail
GM considers bankruptcy as bailout talks collapse
Senators' last-minute push to revive deal scuttled by workers' rejection of pay cuts
Barrie McKenna and Josh Win grove
Globe and Mail Update
December 12, 2008
Washington and Toronto -- A refusal by the United Auto Workers union to accept swift wage cuts scuttled a $14-billion bailout of the Detroit Three auto makers Thursday night, as General Motors was said to have hired legal and banking experts to consult on bankruptcy protection and Chrysler warned it was nearly out of cash.
The Observer UK
Fears of a million layoffs a month in corporate America
Heather Stewart and Ruth Sunderland
The Observer, Sunday December 7 2008
As many as a million American jobs could be lost every month by next spring as businesses struggle to raise capital in financial markets consumed by fear, according to a new analysis.
November was the worst month in the US labour market since the oil crisis of 1974, as more than 500,000 US workers were laid off, according to official figures released on Friday.
But Graham Turner, of consultancy GFC Economics, says the rising cost of corporate debt is now flashing a red warning signal that far worse is to come over the next few months and job losses are heading for levels last seen in the 1930s Great Depression.
Evelyn de Rothschild calls for action
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild
All of us - countries, corporations and consumers - have neglected basic principles.
Ethics - we have lost sight of an honest day's work for an honest day's pay.
Careful management - we have indulged our wants without the taxes or the prices or the cash to pay for them.
Oversight - public relations and spin have replaced disclosure and transparency; casual yet complex accounting and accommodating rating agencies left us blissfully unaware of the problems, and we revelled in our ignorance.
Hubris has replaced community responsibility as a requirement for executive positions.
American automobile executives and British bankers have been unable to form their lips into an apology.
Yet their institutions lie in ruins and the rest of us are left feeling embarrassed for them.
Their customers worry that their savings or their working capital will just vanish, their mortgage will be transferred to a new institution they have never heard of.
Their employees wonder which of their colleagues - or they themselves - will be unemployed in the coming week, with bleak prospects for working again anytime soon.
Where is the shame of those who only months earlier boasted of ever increasing profits, of ever more clever products, of ever easier loans?
The US automakers may be the worst of the lot, so far.
Years of incompetence and now maneuvering in the halls of Congress for a massive bailout.
Management prefers to hold onto private corporate jets rather than push for fuel efficiency standards to make their products more competitive.
Union members would rather hold onto their gold-plated pensions for life than to save their companies.
Why should taxpayers help those who have so frequently refused to accept responsibility themselves?
If the US government uses up its remaining credit to help the auto industry carry on as usual, who will lend the country the money to repair its bridges, build its power stations, clean its water, fuel its navy?
This era of struggle may last as long.
Until we can be generous in accepting fault for our predicament, we will have difficulty dropping our suspicions about others so that we can get on with repairing the damage.
Unless action is taken soon, we can only see a long time of difficult and very onerous problems continuing.
Could be one or two years.
It is therefore essential that management must take a firm look at it's problems and accept its faults and redeem them.
A lot of talk and a lot of words have been written.
But in the end action has to be taken and action must be taken very soon if we are not going to see this stretched out over many years.
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2008/12/01 07:36:15 GMT
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As we can see, several of the world's financial experts believe and are predicting that very difficult days lay ahead. Of course the Bible warns us to: "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6:34 To take no thought means not to be worried or fretful about tomorrow.
We should not worry about tomorrow but we should take action to prepare for the days ahead and the sooner we take this action the better. The best action any of us could take would be to make sure we have received Jesus into our lives and hearts. Then, no matter what happens, whether He takes care of us here on earth, or decides to take us to Him, we will know we will be with Jesus for eternity in our new supernatural resurrected bodies.
To receive Him now just pray a simple prayer, something like this: Dear Jesus I know I need to take this action of receiving you into my heart. I know I have done wrong in my life. I ask that you please forgive my sins, and ask that you please come into my heart and give me eternal life in Jesus name I pray.
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God bless and keep you in the week ahead.
"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1John 4:4