Dow’s Downfall – The Devil’s In The Details
In the past two consecutive trading days, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has suffered some of its most monumental losses ever. If you were like me, you likely had no idea anything was wrong – that is, until several “Breaking News” emails mentally “woke” me just after 4:30 PM yesterday (Monday, February 5), announcing that the New York Stock Exchange had just closed for the day, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 1,175 points, the biggest one-day points drop in American financial history.
I’ll admit, for the most part, I don’t really care what’s happening on Wall Street. But this story hit like a punch in the face. At first, I didn’t even know why. Oddly, the minute I read the headline, I thought “this is fake news” – something this dramatic couldn’t possibly be happening by accident. Someone, somewhere was orchestrating this. But then I thought how impossible that would be – the markets are too big to be influenced by one man or one series of events. It was all just a fleeting impression, like a puff of smoke here and gone. In fact, I found the CNN article to be pretty boring, and was about to close the window on my laptop that held the article.
I suddenly had an experience that was akin to someone grabbing me by the shoulder and whispering loudly in my ear, “NO, read a little further!” I had an urgent compulsion to learn more, even though the subject didn’t interest me. It’s hard to describe in words, but it was very odd. So I went through two more dreary paragraphs detailing how this current financial issue had started to unfold, and why. Nope, still wasnt interesting me.
But paragraph four made my blood run cold, I got goosebumps up and down my spine and literally dropped my laptop beside me on my bed and stared blankly at the wall for a moment – because after reading the last two words of that paragraph, an absolute FLOOD of thoughts and impressions all hit me at once as to the significance of this event. In fact, the writer himself even stated, rather sarcastically, that perhaps “the devil is in the details” as, for the first time in (a rather unlucky-numbered) 13 months, the Dow Jones industrial average is down dramatically [on Friday, February 2], having lost an eerie…
For the past 12 hours since reading that article, I have been greatly disturbed by this story. I slept for about 2 hours last night. While I cannot explain rationally what is happening to me, and it makes no sense in the natural, I know that what happened in New York, starting on February 2, is just the beginning of what will be very dark days on the Earth to come.
If you follow my blog at all, you will recall that I have had several articles now on the fate of the world economy, particularly centered in China. The Chinese have had staggering losses on their stock market – numbers so huge that it’s really difficult to relate to them.
China’s World Record Stock Market Tumble
(October 30, 2017)
“PetroChina was introduced to the world on Shanghai’s stock exchange just 10 years ago. Recently, it has begun to drop like a stone on the same exchange – losing a world-record $800 billion in market value – an amount which could purchase every listed company on Italy’s stock exchange, or circle the Earth 31 times with $100 bills. And it’s only going to get worse.”
China Stocks Drop $3.2 Trillion in Just 3 Weeks
(July 8, 2010)
“Shanghai Composite stock market – the second largest in the world – over the last 3 weeks has tumbled by more than 32%, shedding an astronomical $3.25 trillion of value – and nothing they do to stem the tide seems to help. To put it in perspective, that amount is equivalent to France’s entire stock exchange valuation, or 60% of Japan’s. What has happened in the last 3 weeks in China would be the equivalent value of 13 Greek loan defaults. If the Chinese didn’t already have the 2nd largest economy on earth, this would have easily destroyed them beyond repair.”
But that couldn’t happen in America, right? The Dow had been steadily climbing over the past year to its most recent dizzying heights above 26,000 points – a meteoric rise which for many of us has tangibly demonstrated the positive effects of the election a year ago, and the current administration, of US President Donald Trump.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published in 1898 as an index of 12 stocks. The market stood at 17,888.28 on November 4, 2016. That means that for each of the 118 years of the DJIA, it rose about 152 points. For the last year, it rose to Dow’s highest closing record of 26,616.71 on January 26, 2018 – or 8,728.43 in the last year alone. That’s a remarkable 57 times more per year than in the last century.
To say that this market increase under Donald Trump isn’t significant is idiotic. Stock markets do not deal in ancient history, and they certainly are not reacting or growing over a year after President Obama left office, based on what he has done in the last 8 years. In fact, here are the growth rates of the stock market over the last few Presidents, since the Inauguration Day of each:
|George W. Bush||10,587.59||2001-01-20||8,281.22||2009-01-20||-2,638.50|
I debated several times about not writing this article, because it seemed so flaky to me at first to be interpreting the future events on the stock market based on some lucky or unlucky numbers. I don’t think that’s entirely the point. Regardless, at 5:21 AM this morning (Tuesday, February 6), a Scripture verse that I memorized on a Teen Missions trip to Gibraltar when I was 15 years old (35 years ago) came to mind: “Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.” (Hab. 2:2)
I’m no prophet, and I don’t claim to be passing on to you the direct word of God. But I want you to understand that God speaks to us sometimes through the most unusual means, and there is no such thing as coincidence or chance to the believer. I also believe that God uses specific symbols and specific numbers and specific measurements to signify Himself in so many different ways.
Therefore, for the stock market to take such an incredible nose dive, and reach a drop of 666 points in a day is not lost on people who understand who understand how God speaks to us. And for that to be a foreshadowing of the greatest drop in American history, which took place the very next trading day, is also something that cannot be overlooked. I believe this is a direct warning by God of things to come.
That became even more evident, when one realizes that the stock market tumble on Friday, February 2 was actually 665.75. That quarter of a % point matters, as CNBC reports:
“What’s in a quarter of a point? That sliver of rounding, seemingly minuscule in a market that topped 26,000 just last month, actually means a lot in the age of electronic trading.
Computers and preset algorithms are running lots of trades, and many are built to react when the market hits specific levels. So different elaborate mousetrap actions kick in at 665.75 than might be triggered at 666.
As CNBC markets writer Fred Imbert will tell you as he’s trying not to blink while watching the Dow when it’s up 99.9 points, he can’t change his markets headline to reference 100 points until it’s official — no rounding allowed.
This time, though, the temptation of headlining a market gutting of — nearly — 666 points was too much to resist.“
So the venerable CNBC has come outright and stated that they rounded up on purpose to 666, because of the symbolism behind it. Even a secular business news network gets the significance of the number 666 in relation to the market – though they are attributing this to the Devil, when in fact the number 666 is attributed to the earthly Antichrist, when he comes to rule. Revelation 13 introduces this number to us:
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
The number 666 is directly related to the financial systems of this world, as the Bible says that no one will be able to even buy or sell anything without having that mark of the beast, whatever that will be, OR the name of the beast, OR the number of his name. There has been much speculation as to what this number or mark will be like, but it states it will be a mark on their hand or the forehead.
Personally, I believe it will be some kind of RFID chip that can be read by a scanner – something that cannot be faked or hacked or duplicated.
Back in 2014, Fortune magazine wrote that Wal-Mart could solve some of its inventory problems with RFID technology. In April of that year, Walmart executives admitted they had a huge inventory management problem: the company lost $3 billion in 2013 sales due to out of stock merchandise while its inventory grew at a faster rate than its sales. Even though the company cited other issues for its financial woes at the time, the inventory problem certainly contributed.
That same year, Walmart temporarily experimented with the idea of putting RFID chips in humans, for better tracking of people’s health care and prescription information. Their SoloHealth Stations, or consumer biometric health kiosks, were introduced in select stores, and quietly pulled later. The individual could scan their hand into the system, which would have an RFID chip implanted – and they could bring up all of their medical information as required to get prescriptions refilled, etc.
Then a company in Sweden in April 2017, ironically named Epicenter, were in fact at the center of an international debate about privacy and security related to RFID chips in humans. The UK newspaper The Independent reported that what we used to believe was OK for our pets, in order to identify them if lost or stolen, has apparently come full circle to humans. This company had their entire staff implanted with RFID chips, which they said would assist with things like avoiding the need for keys and passes. The syringe would slide between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand about the size of a grain of rice. Within a split second, another “cyborg” is created. The part I could not believe was that everyone there actually volunteered for it – no one was forced to take the chip against their will.
The opening of Amazon’s new Go! store in Seattle a few weeks ago should give some extra rise for concern. The store has no cashiers – you go in, pick up your groceries, and as you walk out of the stores with your bags in your hands. At the exit, a powerful scanner will read all of the RFID chips, total your purchases and credit your credit or debit card – all without you stopping to actually do a checkout of the items. No cash is involved, no concerns about the honor system. There were a few hiccups on opening day, with one journalist reporting she got free yogurt, because the system didn’t scan properly. But the future implications of technology like this for retail will undoubtedly be something the Antichrist can use to his advantage.
I state without apology or question that we are right now living in the beginning of the Last Days – the evidence is mounting every time one opens the daily newspaper and compares it with the Books of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Matthew 24. I do NOT, however, believe in coincidence – I think everything that is unfolding now is exactly as God intends it to be. And I believe He is shouting out through news headlines, such as we saw yesterday, that the Church of Jesus Christ needs to “GET UP! GET READY! BEHOLD, HE COMES!”
Let’s “get real” for a moment, folks. That one day drop has been reported by CNBC to be worth over $1.6 trillion dollars. That’s just under $5,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States alone. The Dow lost more points yesterday than at the start of the financial crisis of 2008 – dubbed by some “the Great Recession”. Yet, this is not a massive financial disaster quite yet – the New York Times recently reported that during that global catastrophe in 2008, the markets lost between $6 trillion and $14 trillion in today’s money — or $19,000 to $45,000 per person. But it is still significant.
The world needs to wake up. The systems are already in place for the rule of an Antichrist to come. This may not actually be the event or series of events that brings him to power, but who knows how this will play out. The next major world event, according to the Bible, is the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ. When millions of people suddenly disappear and are not accounted for, the systems of this world will collapse as we know them. And a new system, which is already in its infancy, will become the dominant ruling governance of this world.
If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, I believe God has led you to this article for a reason. At the bottom of the page, you will see a link to “Gods Got A Plan For You”. That 8-minute video could just be the most important thing you ever view online – not because of who made it but because of what it says. WATCH IT NOW – it could be the most important video you will ever watch.