Friday, January 16, 2015

Shalom! Watch Jonathan Cahn on the Jim Bakker show recorded live during Jonathan's trip to Israel this past Nov'14. This is part 2 (aired on 12/23/14). Enjoy and we hope that you all will be inspired to visit Israel in the near future. God bless!
If the watchman sees the danger coming and doesn’t sound the trumpet to warn people, when the calamity comes, their blood will be upon his head. So we must sound the trumpet.
HERE IT IS! OUR FIRST GLIMPSE AT THE COVER OF THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH TRANSLATED IN SWEDISH!!! ALSO, IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT THE MYSTERY OF THE SHEMITAH IS BEING PRINTED IN THE AFRIKAANS! All praise and honor goes to our Lord Yeshua/Jesus! Thank you everyone for your prayers! Please continue to pray for the book to be translated into the various languages noted and any other languages the Lord wills. God is truly answering our prayers!

The book in Spanish is available now!
God bless!
Shalom! Watch Jonathan Cahn on the Jim Bakker show recorded live during Jonathan's trip to Israel this past Nov'14. Enjoy and we hope that you all will be inspired to visit Israel in the near future. God bless!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

"In the days of ancient Israel God sent warnings of impending judgement through varied means, through visions, through dreams, through audible voices and prophetic utterance..."
Shalom! Here's DAY 5 of the latest interview with Jonathan Cahn on The Jim Bakker Show (aired 12/15/14). Jonathan discussed the Shemitah and the Mysteries for the Days Ahead. God bless!
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy.
With economies in Europe, Japan, China and Latin America already ailing, fresh threats have emerged from Russia's shriveled currency, its move to dramatically boost interest rates, the damage from plummeting oil prices and Western sanctions over Russia's action in Ukraine.
The alarming 10 percent drop in the ruble over the past two days has amplified the economic turmoil in Russia. Investors fear that Russia may default on its foreign debt obligations - a move that would inflict hundreds of billions in losses on lenders abroad.
Some analysts also worry that tensions will further escalate between Russia and the United States and its European allies that imposed the sanctions. The White House upped the pressure Tuesday when President Barack Obama committed to approving additional sanctions.
Few see President Vladimir Putin as backing down.
"I do not expect him to blink," said Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, a political risk and consulting firm.
The financial consequences for the United States could be modest because of Russia's diminished economic stature. Yet the geopolitical risk could ripple across continents.
Russia began the year as the world's eighth-largest economy, with a gross domestic product of $2.1 trillion, according to the World Bank. A single ruble is now worth less than two pennies, having lost about 50 percent of its value against the dollar since January.
This means Russia's GDP has been halved in dollar terms, putting it roughly on par with Mexico and Indonesia as the world's 15th largest economy.
Before financial markets opened Tuesday, the Bank of Russia hiked its key rate to protect the ruble's value. In doing so, the bank hopes investors will find it more financially appealing to keep their money in Russia. Nevertheless, the ruble fell in trading to close Tuesday at 80 rubles to a dollar, compared with 65 on Monday. It recovered in late trading to a rate of 68 to the dollar.
Russian officials have already projected that their economy will shrink nearly 5 percent next year. That will, by extension, affect its trading partners in Europe and Asia.
Russia imports about $324 billion in goods annually, primarily from China, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus and Japan. Those imports have grown costlier because of the falling ruble.
One potential global risk comes from Russia seeking to retaliate against the sanctions by stepping-up cyberattacks against U.S. targets and asserting itself more aggressively in Ukraine and other nearby countries, Bremmer said.
On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov argued in a French TV interview that the sanctions were intended to end Putin's regime.
Unlike during the previous ruble crash in 1998, Russia is unlikely to receive help from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, organizations backed by the United States and its European allies that contend that Russia has funneled direct support to rebels fighting in Ukraine.
Isolated and alone, Russia might then choose to default on some of its debt.
"Our deepest fear has been - and still is - that putting Mr. Putin in a `nothing-to-lose' situation removes any constraint he might have had against reneging on his foreign debt obligations, which Russian borrowers probably cannot pay off or service now," writes Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High Frequency Economics. Foreign lenders would have to brace for $670 billion in losses.
This possibility has sparked an investor retreat from Russia. But that pullback has also caused investors to flee other emerging market currencies that are deemed risky. They include Turkey, Brazil, South Africa and Indonesia, noted John Higgins, chief markets economist at Capital Economics.
Higgins said that oil prices are the central factor that will determine "the depth of Russia's problems and the consequences for the global financial markets." Should oil continue to collapse, the financial and geopolitical turbulence in Russia will worsen.
U.S. crude oil markets rose 2 cents to close at $55.93 a barrel Tuesday, while the international counterpart dipped below $60 a barrel for the first time since May 2009. Oil prices have been cut in half over the past six months.
Analysts generally attribute the plunge in oil prices to rising supplies and slowing demand as Europe and Japan falter and China's growth weakens. But as the price drops further, fears are intensifying that the decline is pointing to slower growth than many analysts had expected, said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise.
That could make the situation for Russia even more dire.
"Oil hasn't found a bottom yet, so the pain is only going to get worse as the price of oil continues to fall," Joy said 
Shalom! Here's a recent book review of the The Mystery of the Shemitah! Jonathan was also a guest on the shows program called "Christ In Prophecy" expected to air soon. We will keep you all posted. God bless!

Monday, January 5, 2015

J. Cahn Photo: Ha Navi Gallery/ajmu
Shalom! Jonathan Cahn will be speaking at Trinity Fellowship Church tonight! Service starts at 7pm.  We are blessed that this service will be made available to watch live via livestream.  Click on the link below to watch.
allow the 30 second intro video to play before it switches over to the live feed." God bless!
**SPECIAL REPORT** Five reasons why markets are heading for a crash
Hold onto your hats. Stock markets look much as they did in 2000 and 2007

Many stock markets are close to their all-time highs, the oil price is plummeting, delivering a significant boost to Western and Asian economies, the European Central Bank is getting ready for full-scale sovereign QE – or so everyone seems to believe - the American recovery is gaining momentum, Britain is experiencing the highest rate of growth in the G7, God is in his heaven and all’s right with the world. All good, then?

No, not good at all. I don’t want to put a dampener on the festive cheer, but here are five reasons to think things are not quite the unadulterated picture of harmony and advancement many stock market pundits would have you believe.

The first reason to worry is the curiously juxtaposed state of asset prices, with generally buoyant equities but falling sovereign bond yields and commodity prices. They cannot both be right. High equity prices are – or at least, should be – indicative of investor confidence and optimism. Low bond yields and falling commodity prices point to the very reverse; they are basically a sign of emerging deflationary pressures and a slowing economy. If demand was really about to roar away, both would be rising along with equities, not falling. The markets have become a kind of push-me-pull-you construct. They look both ways at the same time.

Yet this is no mere anomaly. There is a good reason for these divergent asset prices – pumped up by central bank money printing, abundant cash is desperate for fast vanishing yield, and is chasing it accordingly. Spanish sovereign debt might have looked a good buy a couple of years back, when the yield still factored in the possibility of default.

But today, the yield on 10-year Spanish bonds is less than 2pc. In Germany, it’s just 0.7pc, not much more than Japan, which has had 20 years of stagnation and deflation to warp the traditional laws of investment. If it is yield you are after, sovereign debt markets are again exceptionally poor value, barely offering a real rate of return at all. Commodities were the next port of call, but that game too seems to be up.

01 Dec 2014
The much trumpeted commodities super-cycle has taken a giant lurch down, leaving hundreds of billions of dollars in debt, extravagantly plunged into new reserves during the boom, stranded by the receding tide.

With bonds and commodities having run their course, equities and property have become the asset classes of last resort. Any damage done to stock markets by the collapse in oil and mining shares has been more than made up for by the boom in pharmaceutical and technology stocks. Abundant buybacks and gushing dividends from companies that cannot think of a productive use for the money have fed the frenzy.

After 10 years of going nowhere, pharma is all of a sudden the sector of choice, in eager anticipation of thousands of miracle cures that may never come. In their oblivious disregard for the uncertain world around them, stock markets look today very much as they did in 2000 and 2007. We had a slight premonition of what’s to come in the October mini-crash.

The second reason for caution is our old friend Europe, the problem economy that refuses to go away. The collapse in the oil price should be a boon, and indeed would be were it not for the fact that it gives the European Central Bank yet another excuse for doing nothing. Logically, it should be the other way around. On the way up, rising oil prices were treated as an inflationary influence that required the therapy of higher interest rates.

But now that energy prices are falling again, they are seen in a different light - as a reflationary force that removes the pressure for easier monetary policy. This in turn provides the German bloc with further justification for resisting sovereign QE. No longer necessary, the German contingent will be saying, apparently oblivious to the asymmetry of their approach. Every time he speaks, Mario Draghi, the ECB president, comes that little bit closer to announcing a programme of sovereign bond buying, but it’s only words. His hands are much more securely tied politically than generally imagined. Markets are promised jam tomorrow because that’s all that can be delivered; a tomorrow that never comes. For how much longer can Mr Draghi maintain the charade?

British and American economists still tend to blame the eurozone crisis on bad policy, and in particular on fiscal austerity and lack of monetary activism. But it is actually more intractable than that. If obligations were mutualised in the way that would normally occur in a single currency regime, things would be fine, but this is out of the question as long as the eurozone remains a collection of separate sovereign nations. Since there is no practical likelihood of federalisation, or even appetite for it, the eurozone is condemned to a kind of locked-in syndrome of helplessness. Eventually, there will have to be a massive, European-wide debt restructuring if the euro is to survive. Such an endgame is years, if not decades, away.

Political uncertainties provide a third cause for anxiety. The rise of populist parties such as the Front National in France, Podemos in Spain, Ukip in England and the Scottish National Party north of the border has upset the established political order of things. In such circumstances, stable, pro-business economic policies become hard to impossible to sustain. Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold and mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.

The fourth reason to worry is that an increasingly turbulent international situation, made worse in some of the world’s major flashpoints by declining oil prices, greatly enhances the chances of unanticipated shocks. Such risks are, of course, always with us, but are greater today than markets like to believe.

Finally, overarching all these concerns, is the biggest of the lot – that few of the underlying problems highlighted by the financial crisis have yet been convincingly addressed. If anything, they’ve got even worse.

Since 2007, the ratio of non-financial sector debt to GDP among G20 countries has risen by more than a fifth. This has helped prop up demand, but it has led to new financial booms which mask fundamental weaknesses and loss of productive potential in many advanced economies. There is an evident disconnect between buoyant financial markets on the one hand and underlying economic realities on the other. Policymakers have repeatedly gone for the easy option, rather than the tough decisions necessary to create a durable recovery. Despite relatively strong growth, Britain is no exception. To still be running massive budget and current account deficits at what may well be the top of the cycle is a truly dangerous place to be.

Hang onto your hats. Conditions will be getting decidedly ugly again in the new year.
Shalom! Here's DAY 4 of the latest interview with Jonathan Cahn on The Jim Bakker Show (aired 12/12/14). Jonathan discussed the Shemitah and the Mysteries for the Days Ahead. God bless!
In the days of a nation’s judgment, and on the day of the final judgment, outside of Yeshua, Jesus, there is no safety or salvation. But inside of Him there is no fear.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Dear Friend, As we begin the year 2015, it is worthy to note what happened at the beginning of another year three  
months earlier – Could it be a foreshadow of something even bigger yet to come?  

Word for the Month & for Thursday, Jan. 1 
Scripture: Nahum 1:7  
See Message: The Mystery of the Cataclysms 

In this past spring, as I more deeply pondered the Shemitah, I was amazed at how stunning and all-encompassing the mystery was.  It is a phenomenon that’s been been affecting our lives since the day we were born. There isn’t space here to reveal the foundation of the mystery.  But if you haven’t read the book, it will suffice here to say that this ancient mystery lies behind the rise and fall of our economy, of Wall Street, of the collapse of the stock market, of economic booms and crashes, recessions, depressions, our bank accounts, and our economic and financial well-being – not to mention global cataclysms and the rise and fall of nations. Concerning the future, two cautions:  God doesn’t have to do anything as He has in the past, or according to our expectations.  No one Shemitah year or cycle has to manifest the mystery or dynamic.  But the other caution is it could, and He could, and we should be aware and ready.  If the dynamic is to be manifested, the general pattern is this:   The Shemitah’s dynamic becomes most dramatic as it approaches its end.  At the beginning of the Shemitah, its effect is, more often than not, subtle. In the year 2000, the Shemitah began at the end of September.  Though it was hardly noticeable at the time, there was a change.  In October, the level of production began to decline.  Within a few months this decrease had coalesced with other developments to constitute a full-blown recession. 

During that Shemitah, the stock market also collapsed.  After reaching its depths, it began ascending – over a course of years.  Then came the next Shemitah, beginning September 13, 2007.  Within one month of its commencement, the years-long ascending of the stock market came to an end.  The market reversed its momentum and began to descend – gradual at first, and then, by the Shemitah’s end, calamitous. At the same time, on the very first day of that Shemitah, Northern Rock, one of Britain’s largest banking institutions, collapsed.  The collapse was a foreshadow, a firstfruit, on the Shemitah’s first day,  of what would overtake most of the world at the Shemitah’s climax. 

Since the depths of that global financial collapse and the Great Recession, the stock market had been on an ascent for years. In September, 2014, the stock market was suddenly thrust into a new phase, a phase of instability, volatility, and violent swings.  The market began to descend. Fear took over Wall Street and much of  the world’s markets.  When did this change take place?  It happened the week of September 22 to September  26.  Was that significant?  That week was the first week of the Shemitah.   The greatest collapse of that week  took place September 25.  September 25 was the Shemitah’s first day. In the last few Shemitahs, the pattern has been this:  What happens at the beginning of the Shemitah is either the beginning of a continuous process or what appears to be an isolated phenomenon that foreshadows what will happen at the end.  Though, with the caution that God isn’t bound to do anything - this was the most dramatic opening of the Shemitah in recent memory.  If this is just the opening – what will happen as we approach the end?   Regardless of when it happens, I believe a great shaking is coming to America and the world, a shaking that will involve the collapse of the financial realm, the economic realm, and more than that.  Are we ready?  Take steps this month to be all the less dependent on the world and all the more plugged into  God – in prayer, in the Word, an in all out consecration.  And may God greatly bless you as you do!

Your brother and co-laborer 
 in His love and service,