UPDATED- "The 14 PREDICTIONS" + More Added -by Andrew Strom. Additional warnings are below. But first, I believe the most important point that needs to be made about the current financial crisis is that it had SPIRITUAL roots and causes not just physical or economic ones. Materialism, greed and selfishness are SPIRITUAL diseases. And these had an enormous role to play in the crisis that has unfolded. That is partly what enabled myself and others to see what was coming. It was obvious spiritually that this age of rampant self-indulgence would bear terrible fruit. We could feel it and see it. It is this spiritual crisis in the West that is ultimately responsible for what is happening. And it is this materialism and selfishness that must now be stripped away. Until this purging has done its full work, I do not believe God will allow it to end. He loves us too much to leave us in such a state. When it comes to these 14 Predictions I am often reminded of Arthur Schopenhauers famous saying that All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. I guess we are getting up to the self-evident stage about now, but there sure was a lot of ridicule flying around in the early days! Below is a timeline of the specific warnings that we published from 2001 to 2010. After that I will add some additional points to ponder: 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 youve 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 [USA] 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 saying that in many ways it would be Gods 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 . Heres my scenario. You can test me. You can remember what Im 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. (-From Andrews 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 So will you be a light shining in the darkness during this present crisis, my friends? (-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 dont 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. 1 APRIL 2010: 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. FURTHER POINTS THE TIMEFRAME: As you know, I am on the record as stating that I believe the worst of the slump will last for 7 years. People may think that, since this Depression really began with the great collapse of late 2008, perhaps we can expect to come out of it around the end of 2015 or so. But wait. While I certainly acknowledge the possibility of 2015 we need to remember that we are talking about the worst of the slump here. By all indications we are now entering a second leg down in this crisis and things are about to get noticeably worse. My own view is that I expect the worst of this crisis to last for the next 7 years until around 2018. And even then, I expect only a mild recovery until the early 2020's when I expect things to start taking off again. (That is if we survive intact). If we look at the last two Great Bear markets, they both resulted in war. The last one was 80 years ago which ended with World War 2. The previous one was 70 years before that and ended with the American Civil War. I expect this one to be ugly also. People think it is impossible and ridiculous to talk about a breakup of the USA or war in Europe, etc. These people have not lived through a 10-year Bear market. The possibility is very real, the stresses are unbelievable, and I personally will be delighted if we make it through the next 15 years without major armed conflict. Even though America may be at most risk from forces within rather than without, we should not even rule out war involving the US on her own home soil. We are in an hour when anything could happen especially towards the end of this crisis. Civil strife will greatly increase. RESPONSE FROM the CHRISTIANS: We have entered the time of greatest shaking and danger that we are likely to see in our lifetimes. We have the choice of either cowering in fear or being about the work of the kingdom. The true Christians will stand up at such a time. I believe Gods call to us is very simple. His people will be preserved if they stay focused on serving and loving God and others. It is about as simple as that. Great shaking means great opportunity for those in tune with Him. Please stay in prayer and be encouraged, my friends. Do not allow fear to rule your heart. Be listening to the Spirit of God and many spiritual victories will be won in this time. But it is important to know what kind of period we are entering into, so we can truly prepare our hearts. Blessed are the peacemakers. -Please comment on this topic at the website below- http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ God bless you all. Andrew Strom.