China sparked a global stock market meltdown Monday that saw the world’s richest lose $182 Billion and countless investors, traders, and middle class portfolio holders left wondering what the markets will have in store for Tuesday. The general consensus at close seemed to be “Don’t Panic!…..Yet”, with CNN, of course, leading the way. I wonder how much of their placating is because they truly feel it is just a “market correction” or it’s just a lot false bravado in order to cover up the fact that the world is indeed headed for trouble. You know, I find it interesting that we are only NOW hearing about China’s slowing economy due to record valuations that came from over-priced commodities after run away growth after 2008. The big question here is why are we only hearing about China growing too fast now? I’m sure some of those financial experts must have known something would give sooner or later!
This “market correction” didn’t happen in a vacuum. I have been hearing about the stock market slide for a few days now, and even The Telegraph warned that the Doomsday Clock for a global market crash struck one minute to midnight back on August 17.
Why is this important? What sets this current economic crisis apart from the ones in 2008, or 1987 for that matter? Well, part of it has to do with timing. The following examples taken together all signify a global economic shift: the recession of 2008, the U.S. housing bubble, the bankruptcy in Iceland, the U.S. runaway debt and subsequent danger for world economy due to the devaluation of the American dollar, and the crisis in Greece/Eurozone. There is a definite and undeniable change in the world’s economy that is inexorably leading us into a darker place. It’s the truth.
Some people predict there will be a global crash that will end modern life as we know it. Some are predicting the apocalypse and some an “End of Days” scenario and most believe it all ties in with the month of September.
Whatever happens with the markets in the next few days, one thing is certain; September is important. It feels like a turning point in history. There is this weird sort of chill in the air. Something feels off and I think everyone senses it. People everywhere are linking September with the Blood Moons, Jewish Feasts and Holidays heralding the coming of the Messiah, Muslims predicting the Mahdi (their Messiah), and other happenings such as Jade Helm, CERN, and talk of an asteroid.
If all of this seems confusing for you and not just a little scary, then I have good news! We don’t have to be afraid of our world falling apart because we can put our trust in the God who made this world and holds it in His hands. Jesus made a way for us to be saved. Of our fear of this world and what may happen in it, Jesus said in John 16:33, “33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” He. Has. OVERCOME. THE WORLD! No matter what happens in September, or even later down the road.
Come what may, He has it covered, but it must be said that the time is short. I think we all feel it, Christian, non-Christian, Jewish and Muslim alike. There’s a foreboding, a straining, an eerie calm before the storm feeling to almost every aspect of life on planet earth today. There are a lot of people out there who say they have the answers. They will try to convince you that prepping is the way to go, or pushing for governmental change, or outright revolt against the establishment, but that is not the way! If you feel panic or fear at the condition of the world today then just know that the truth will set you free. What is that truth? Well, there is only one way, and one truth, and that is Jesus! He is why the coming storm should not frighten us, after all. In John 14:27-29 He said,
“27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.”
I personally don’t think that CERN is going to open up a weird inter-dimensional portal, and I don’t think an asteroid or Planet X is on a collision course with earth. I don’t think aliens are coming or that Jade Helm is preparation for martial law and I don’t think HAARP is going to kill off most of the planet. I do believe that the Bible is true. I believe the words in Revelation that tell of the coming storm, the anti-Christ, cataclysmic weather, apocalyptic events, and the war of Armageddon. Bible prophesy is coming together and it seems to all be converging on September. I don’t know if Jesus will come back then, but I do know we are to be ready every moment, and preach the gospel to those who would listen. I believe Jesus is coming back and no matter what, He will prevail.
Jesus is coming, and coming soon! Be Ready!