The Stock Market is Becoming Quite a Wild Ride

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog. (Used by permission)

The Stock Market Has Just Done Something That It Hasn’t Done Since 2009

By Michael Snyder in Oct, 2018

We continue to see extremely wild swings on Wall Street.  On Monday, at one point the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 352 points, and then later it was down 566 points.  At the closing bell the Dow had officially lost 245 points, and all of this extreme volatility is making investors very nervous.  Investors like markets that are predictable, because it is a whole lot easier to make money when things move in a predictable fashion.  When things get crazy, a lot of investors pull their money out and wait until things settle down in the marketplace, and that definitely makes a lot of sense.  Right now, there is a lot of uncertainty about where things are ultimately headed.  Some experts believe that the bull market will resume after this “correction” is over, but others believe that a bear market has now begun.  And as you will see below, the fact that the S&P 500 has now broken a major trendline that has not been broken since 2009 is strengthening the case of the latter group.

Many had anticipated that we may see a bounce on Monday, but instead we witnessed another very large decline.  According to Zero Hedge, all of the major stock indexes are now officially in correction territory…

  • Dow -10.1%
  • S&P -10.8%
  • Nasdaq Composite -14.4%
  • Dow Transports -15.5%
  • Russell 2000 -15.5%

Tech stocks got hit harder than anything else on Monday, and at this point they are down 13.3 percent from the peak.  Each one of the FANG stocks is now in bear market territory, and many on Wall Street are stunned that this has happened so quickly.

But as I have warned my readers many times, markets tend to go down a whole lot faster than they go up.

The main thing that rattled investors on Monday was news that the Trump administration might slap even more tariffs on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump’s administration is prepared to announce tariffs on remaining Chinese imports if talks next month between Trump and Xi Jinping do not yield results, Bloomberg reported. Such a move is likely to prolong the standoff between the U.S. and China over trade and is expected to hurt the global economy.

Analysts are also blaming the stock market’s weakness in October on a variety of factors, including worries that U.S. corporate earnings growth has peaked and fears of a U.S. monetary policy misstep by the Federal Reserve.

The Chinese do not respond well to threats and intimidation, and our relations with China are the worst that they have been in decades.  This is going to have huge implications for all of us, and this is a major storyline that we will want to revisit again and again in the months ahead.

Getting back to the market, we are starting to see things happen that we have not witnessed since the last financial crisis.

Specifically, the S&P 500 just broke the bull market trendline that had not been violated since the market bottomed out in early 2009.  The following comes from Graham Summers

That’s bad news. But unfortunately it gets worse from here. Stocks have violated the monthly trendline running back to the 2009 for the first time in this bull market.

So when we talk about the bull market ending… we’re not just talking about the 2016-2018 run… we’re talking about THE ENTIRE bull market running back to the 2009 bottom.

You can see the chart that he is referring to right here.  The fact that this trendline has now been broken is a huge sell signal, and it is yet another indication that a new financial crisis has begun.

And it isn’t just the U.S. that is in trouble.  In fact, the U.S. is still in much better shape than the rest of the world.

Right now, approximately 58 percent of the 2,767 stocks listed on MSCI’s global index are officially in bear market territory.

Things have deteriorated so rapidly that even Jim Cramer of CNBC is starting to talk like a bear

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There is No Fear of God in the Church and Christians Have Forgotten Who He Is

Do You Tremble at His Word?

“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” -Rom 3:18 (KJV)

Has your Christianity morphed into a drab, dull, disengaged, lethargic, and mundane activity that holds little value in your life? Is going to church become more of a scheduled task than a true worship experience with your Savior? Are you caught in a revolving door of complacent religiosity? Do you regard prayer and reading your Bible just too hard and tiresome to do? Has the Bible become just an ancient book that is just too hard to understand?

Friends, can I suggest to you that your Christian belief in Almighty God has grown stale and uninteresting. You are caught up in worldly things more that heavenly things. And you do not fear God anymore nor do you tremble at His word.

Many people are afraid of lightening and run and hide from the sound of the crackling thunder and awesome lightening streaks. Most are scared to death of an approaching tornado or hurricane for its force in nature can be destructive and devastating. As we have recently experienced with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But I dare say that many Christians do not fear the Lord whether out of reverent fear or just plain being scared with terrifying fear. 

“If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;” -1 Peter 1:17 (NASB)

The Creator God who established the heavens and created the land and oceans has almost no place in Christian churches or for that matter our own personal lives. Rom 3:18, above, paints a stinging and decisive indictment against those Christians (and unbeleivers) who do not fear an awesome, powerful and mighty God. How can this be? What has caused this to occur in the lives of us that have for decades called ourselves Christians?

Friends, there is a straight forward verse found in Proverbs that spells out what has happened to this watered-down, milquetoast religion called Christianity here in America and other parts of the world.

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” -Prov 9:10 (KJV)

Did you read that correctly? Godly wisdom is one of the foundation building blocks of mankind and that must be established in God Almighty alone through fearing Him. (Fear – Strong’s H3374, yir’ah meaning fear, terror, respect, reverence, piety, revered). From this emanates understanding and knowledge and from these we are made aware of who God really is and why He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to earth to save us. Without wisdom in the Holy, we are without direction, without purpose and have absolutely no realization of who Almighty God is. Hence the continuing collapse of this nation called America. And we are collapsing in almost every area of life. Can’t see it, just read the news, the real news. Hate, wars, killings, scandals, chaos and confusion are gaining tremendous traction both here and abroad. Why? No God in their midst. No professed God in the White House or our Congress. UK is the same. Europe has all but ejected God from their midst. Hence the invaders of evil have come in unrestricted and now their society as they once knew it is collapsing into wicked darkness.

For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; And Judah has multiplied fortified cities, But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.” -Hos 8:14 (NASB)

America and Israel were originally established on the Rock Solid truths of God’s word. They loved Him and followed His ways.  But today…  we have a plethora of churches but most that sit in the pews every Sunday, do not know God and He is not preached there either. They preach a diluted and socialized Gospel that does not offend nor challenge anyone’s faith. If they did we would have a different nation and people.

There is an abundance of the form of Godliness on display but no power present since it is denied – 2 Tim 3:5. Expositional teaching but no God they look Godly but most deny His power thereof. Lots of Sundayship show but no repentance. Heck, sin isn’t preached, and the consequence of unrepentance isn’t preached either and that means HELL awaits many! Many put on their best and are looking good when they enter their church but most don’t know the God they are there to honor and worship. You see their lips move (sometimes) yet their hearts are far from Him – Matt 15:8, Isa 29:13. Many are asleep and just can’t be bothered to engage in worship of their Creator.

“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord“But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. -Isa 66:2 (NASB)

These are tough words to swallow and even harder to digest but nevertheless true. In your life, in your Christian walk, do you fear God? Do you revere Him as the Creator? Does terror strike your being when you think of the power He displays in nature? Do you read and study about Him through serious time in your Bible? I dare say without question that those who claim to be a Christian yet spend little time with the Lord in reading their Bible, in prayer, in seeking His face are just putting on the show or act of Christianity and there are millions of these kinds of people. (Do not forget the Lord’s words in Matt 22:14).

We cannot continue to ‘play’ Him as we may friends. We cannot continue to look good on the outside but are Godless on the inside – as whitewashed tombs – Matt 23:27. We must take heed from the Lord’s words to the seven churches of the Book of Revelation found in chapters 2 and 3. 

Spend some time and study what He said to these churches. They resemble our churches today and they represent our lives unequivocally. Examine that we serve a serious and no-kidding God and He will tell those that don’t know Him to depart from Him when they die – Matt 7:21-23. Can you even imagine yourself being a regular church-going Christian or even a pastor, being told by the Lord at the end of your life: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt 7:22-23).

Tday is the day to wake up from your slumber and pretending and get to know and fear (respect and revere) the God you worship. Cast off your false religion and playing being Christian. Quit looking like a Christian in front of your friends and family. Instead, live it, breathe it, talk about your faith, spread this Good News and read His word. Now’s the time, for without the fear of God you cannot know Him.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” -Ecc 12:13 (KJV)

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

JESUS CHRIST HE IS KING and HE IS LORD – But Do you know Him?

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There’s a Spiritual War Raging In America. Evil is Advancing Creating Strongholds Over a Clueless Church and Nation

“Summoning Up Demons – Jan Markel”, Rapture Ready – 10/23/2018

Bible Prophecy Commentary: Hate and Lawlessness Are Increasing and It’s Happening Friends-

This advance is ramping up and getting more severe and stronger. You just can’t help from noticing that this once Godly America is being torn in two from the evil that is advancing all over the place – culture, society, political parties, men against men and … evil seems to be winning. But it should not.

Demonic attacks are appearing all across America. The radical, crazed, political Left is just one terrible and yet huge example. There is a tremendous evil permeating our lives but who is seeing it? Who can discern it? Obviously, the majority of Christian churches are clueless to this infiltration. Why? 

Because they are not seeking the council of the Lord. They are blind to this spiritual advance and their hearing is dull and inattentive. All these are prophesied. 

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.” -Luke 10:19 (NASB)

This is happening now with increased velocity and frequency – demonic spiritual frontal attacks!!! They are bolder than ever. And they are on the rise as Jan points out in this very well-articulated article (see above link). They are advancing because there’s little to no Christian defense, no hedge, no wall of God, against it; there are few praying Christians in this nation, hence the problems, issues, distractions – people go on living in blissful ignorance of what’s happening in and around them. Why? No spiritual insight.

Conservatives are being attacked for their beliefs in things that are good, in things that are righteous and in their beliefs in God. Good is being purported to be evil and wrong is right. Our nation has flipped. Trump is doing many things from a “right” perspective and the evil of our nation tries to thwart his every move. Folks, this is a spiritual barometer as to where we are at and … where we are headed.

So what do we do?

Call upon the name of the Lord in prayer. (I wrote this past Sunday on the Power of Prayer and had some excellent response from the global community). We must without fail focus in prayer to the tearing down of strongholds (2 Cor 10:4) and defeating the onslaught of Satan and his hordes of demons. This is NOT an option anymore. It’s the duty of every professing Christian, church, pastor and priest. No excuses!

This nation is sick with sin and there’s little if any repentance. It reminds me of the parable in Matt 12:43-45, which described a house being swept clean and since nothing filled the house (with the presence of God), the darkness came back 7 times as bad. This is happening in America. A nation that for the most lived a wholesome, God-acknowledged and worshiped life – swept clean of evil and wickedness and now it’s empty with no God filling the rooms and chambers. Don’t believe me …. Just read the news and observe what’s happening.

Step up American churches! Step up Christians and form a defense of daily prayer. Turn this ugly advance of wickedness back.

America’s churches need to form a spiritual defense, an impenetrable barrier against the attacks. How? In sincere and constant prayer. Look at what Luke 10:19 says… Who does this today? Who even knows about it?

It’s time for our Christian churches to call the people back to prayer in Jesus Name! Scrap the dramas, skits, dances, rocked worship music and structured service itineraries and PRAY!!! Spend the whole service (services) on and in prayer. Seek God’s face sincerely – 2 Chron 7:14. Without this, evil will continue to advance and it will worsen.

The time is now, not tomorrow, not next week – now! Pray – pray – pray!

Amen.

Brother P

“For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5- We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,.” -2 Cor 10:4-5 (ESV)

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Coram Deo (living in the presence of Almighty God 24×7)

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HATE and LAWLESSNESS INCREASES!

“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.” -Matt 24:10 (KJV)

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax col” -Matt 24:12 (KJV)

“For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3- Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4- Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; ” -2 Tim 3:2-4 (KJV)

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