[anzac] HOW to SURVIVE the DEPRESSION - Andrew Strom

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Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 11:56:55 -0800
HOW to SURVIVE the DEPRESSION
-by Andrew Strom.

For many years we have been warning of a coming economic
crash in America. And since 2006 we have been warning specifically
of the HOUSING crisis - and the recession and depression that 
would follow. You will notice that everything we have been 
predicting is now coming true. In fact, a number of the most
respected economists now state that the USA is already in
Recession - beginning in December 2007. Sadly it is going to get 
much much worse.

I remember one place that I preached in 2006, predicting that
there would be a housing crash followed by an economic
depression. There was a man smirking and laughing down the
back of the room. I guess that smirk may be missing now.

I want to get into "How to Survive" the coming Depression in a
moment, but firstly I need to paint a picture of some of what is
ahead. 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. All of this is already underway.

How bad is it going to get? 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. We have not even
seen the beginning of the worst of this crisis yet.

I know that there are people on this List who have heavy
mortgages - who did not listen to me months ago when I started
warning about the Housing crisis. Sadly some of these people 
are already staring down the barrel of losing everything they own. 
In fact, millions of American Christians are about to become
utterly destitute. A lot of "innocent" and not-so-innocent people
are going to get caught out by this. And many ministries that
rely on "big money" are going to get crushed.

At the end of the day, this entire thing is a judgment on the great 
idol of Mammon in this country. God is going to bring that idol 
down. He is going to smash it to pieces, and separate His true 
gospel from that of the Mammonites in the church. And woe unto 
those who get caught under that avalanche when it falls.

Sadly, many poor and underprivileged people in this country are
already being affected. We need to have a heart of compassion
and be reaching out to these ones as things grow worse.

(By the way, speaking of avalanches, you may remember my
warnings about "Derivatives" and the need to watch the "Insurers"
of the markets. Already these areas are extremely shaky, and
the danger of an "economic tsunami" is high).

HOW to SURVIVE and EVEN THRIVE

There is only one type of Christian that I believe will survive - and
maybe even thrive - during the coming Depression - and that is
the Christian who is ministering actively to the POOR. It does
not matter how much gold or US T-bills you store up. It is only
"heavenly treasure" that will do. Do not expect to do well if you
only selfishly consider yourself and your own family. Those who
are ministering to the poor and needy I believe have a chance to 
literally THRIVE in this situation, while those who "hoard to
themselves" can expect God's great displeasure. He is simply 
not going to put up with it any more.

The other thing that will make all the difference is a strong linking
of arms with several others of LIKE MIND. This too is very important.
If you are part of a home group, then this may be fairly easy to do.
Talk to them about it. Come together in a strong bond of unity
between, say, 4 families or individuals. But watch carefully how
you choose. These relationships need to be able to survive a
prolonged crisis. You may end up LIVING with these people (-very 
likely). And they need to be a good fit ministry-wise also.

These two things - (1) Linking arms with a small close-knit group 
of Christian believers, and (2) Ministering actively amongst the 
poor and needy - these two things will make all the difference.
And we need to start doing this NOW. Don't wait until the crisis
suddenly worsens. That may be too late. Start a "free meal" in
your town. Do something! The hour is late.

I believe this is an opportunity for the true Church to come forth
and display the Glory of Jesus in this nation - like a beacon set
upon a hill. This crisis could be the Church's finest hour - if only
we will heed His call. Let the true Church be the one to shine -
not the Red Cross, not FEMA. May God's true remnant come
forth in this hour to display His compassion and glory to all the
earth. It could be the making of the American church - it really could.

Everything I am telling you in this email is so critical, I literally
do not know how to stress it enough - it is that vital. There are 
going to be people who ignore what I am saying here who will 
literally regret it for the rest of their lives. No joke. You can mark
it down. 

Some ignored my warnings about the Housing market to their
great cost. Others are going to ignore the two things that I am
stressing most strongly here - (1) Banding together in small 
close-knit groups, and (2) Ministering to the poor. And it is going 
to cost them almost everything.

But this is all I can do - cry aloud and hope that some will listen.

Please pass this on to other Christians who hope to survive the 
coming crisis, my friends.

Send feedback to-  prophetic@...

God bless you all.

Andrew Strom.