FIRST the BAD NEWS! -Andrew Strom. As we have seen, 2011 is already off to a very "Shaking" start. Tunisia and Egypt boiling over, oil prices spiking - and here in Queensland, Australia, their biggest-ever hurricane is about to hit land - far to the North of where my family and I are at present. (First the floods and now this. Please keep Queensland in your prayers). I certainly believe 2011 is going to be a "shaking" year - especially in the areas of finance and the economy. We are in for a rough ride yet. But I believe SPIRITUALLY - for God's remnant - it is very different. I believe God's "hidden ones" are very close to a real "breakthrough" time. In the natural things will be bad and many people will shrink back in fear and panic. But for God's true remnant this will be the very situation that they have been designed to "thrive" in - and they will be looking to "move out" into their calling more and more. It will be increasingly a time of "action". I want to write more about that in a later article. But since this one is called "First the Bad News", let me get right to the point. In the natural, one thing is very clear. The economy and this downturn have been much worse than the politicians have been letting on. In fact, they have been spending hundreds of billions propping the rotten system up - lest it implodes. Most of us know this. But few realize how bad and how fragile things really are. Below are 2 websites that show conclusive proof (using charts) of the real situation. Both of these sites are stunning in their detail and eye-opening in the highest degree. Since we are discussing "First the Bad News" I want you to see what we are facing at this moment in history - so you can better be prepared. If you have any trouble opening the links below, please see our website (linked at the end). The links will work on there. And we would appreciate your comments also, my friends. Take a look at these- (1) "The WILE-E-COYOTE MARKET in 18 EASY CHARTS"- http://www.zerohedge.com/article/rosenberg-presents-wile-e-coyote-market-18- easy-charts (2) "IS THIS AS BAD as THE GREAT DEPRESSION?" [More charts]- http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2010/12/guest-post-underneath-the-happy-talk-is- this-as-bad-as-the-great-depression.html As I said, if you have any trouble clicking on the above links, you can easily click on them at our website. Here is the link to it- http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ Happy reading and God bless you all! Andrew Strom.