The 14 PREDICTIONS - ARE they STILL ON TRACK?? -by Andrew Strom. As many of you know, from 2001 onwards I issued a number of prophetic warnings about the U.S (and world) economy. And from 2006 I became more and more specific that it was the HOUSING crisis that was about to turn into a Great Depression. Many of these predictions came true. But what about now that there seems to be a bit of a "recovery"? Could it be only temporary? Do I still stand by my predictions? Well, first let us take a look. (By the way, I do not see my myself as a "prognosticator" and personally I hardly ever publish predictions like this. But the economy is one thing I feel God has certainly spoken to me about). Below is a timeline of these specific warnings - from 2001 to 2009: SEPT 11, 2001: "The HORNS of American financial power have fallen, have fallen..." [-About the Twin Towers]. JUNE 2003: "Revival is going to come in the midst of judgments the like of which you've never seen, and God is going to touch your economy..." (-'Thundering in Nashville'). 14 DEC 2006: "Let me make some predictions at this point, so I can be clear about what this country is facing: (1) Firstly, I believe it is IMPOSSIBLE to avoid Judgment... (2) Expect a great economic crash - and expect it SOON. MARCH 14, 2007: "Eight months ago we began to publish warnings about the bursting of this Housing bubble, and the likely impact it would have... I began to refer to this coming financial judgment in my sermons, saying that in many ways it would be God's MERCY - to shock us out of our complacency and apathy - and to cause us to desperately seek His face..." NOV 8, 2007: "I continue to stand by my statement of many months ago that within 3 years this nation will be in a terrible financial depression - possibly the worst that it has ever seen. Right now, things are right on track to see this fulfilled." NOV 2007, Wisconsin USA: "This is the last good Christmas America will have for years.... "Here's my scenario. You can test me. You can remember what I'm saying right now.... See if it plays out how I say. In six months time I expect Recession in the United States. In 12 months time I expect the beginning of a Depression..." (-AUDIO - 'Survive the Coming Depression - Nov 07' on Sermonindex.net). 10 MONTHS LATER - Sept/Oct 2008 - The two largest Mortgage giants in the world (Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac) fail, the largest Insurance Company and the largest thrift bank in the USA both collapse, Lehman Brothers goes bankrupt (almost taking the entire financial system with it), Money Markets reel, the Investment banking industry crumbles, and the stock market suffers its worst-ever one-day loss, plunging 777 points in a single day. 24 SEPT 2008: "The DEPRESSION HAS BEGUN". BACK-TRACK - 31 JAN 2008: "My strong belief is that, particularly in America, this crisis is going to be WORSE than the GREAT DEPRESSION. And it is going to last for YEARS. Other developed nations, such as England, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Germany and even Australasia, are going to be very hard-hit also. China, India and much of Asia will be pounded at first, but I believe will recover faster.... I believe that Christians in America need to face the fact that they are about to live through one of the WORST 5 - 7 year periods that this country has ever seen by far. And they need to be preparing NOW." OCT 2008: "I am convinced this breaking is not merely financial in nature. It is also aimed at the church, the media and the culture... We are about to see another Great Reformation of the church. In fact, it has already begun." (-From Andrew's book, 'SURVIVE the DEPRESSION', Oct 2008). OCT 2008: "When I was down in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina there was one Spirit-filled Fellowship that was thriving in the midst of the chaos. They had filled their sanctuary with food, clothes, and emergency supplies of all kinds and they were ministering to hundreds... I cannot tell you how important this is, if we want to thrive not just survive - through this current crisis. This is one of the absolute keys... So will you be a light shining in the darkness during this present crisis, my friends?" (-From Andrew's book, 'SURVIVE the DEPRESSION', Oct 2008). 20 DEC 2008: "The WORST of the slump is set to last for... 7 years." 10 APRIL 2009: "A "DOUBLE DIP" DEPRESSION .. The phrase "A Double-Dip Depression" has been on my heart for many months, so it is no surprise to see a temporary respite. But we need to be aware that it is simply an illusion - so we don't get lulled back to sleep and cease to prepare for what lies ahead. 18 JUNE 2009: "We stated not long ago our belief that we are headed for a "Double-Dip" Depression... I do believe there will be a further 'wave' downwards, and we need to keep preparing - both physically and spiritually." 31st Dec 2009: "I expect renewed hardship in the months ahead..." ANDREW AGAIN: Obviously about half of the above predictions have already come true. The rest would seemingly require "another wave down" to occur. Do I still expect this? Yes, I do. And if I am correct, I would expect to see this sometime in 2010 or (at the latest) in 2011. Please continue to prepare spiritually and practically for this eventuality, my friends. And I am very happy to be taken to task if this does not take place. If this "second wave down" has not occurred by the end of 2011 then I will need to issue a public apology to the Body of Christ. Please hold me to this. I am happy to be held accountable for the things I have prophesied. God bless you all. Andrew Strom.