Two of America’s greatest financial shakings, notably that of 2001 & 2008, occurred on successive Hebrew Shemitah years following the 9/11 Islamic attacks on the US.
According to Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the No 1 best-selling Christian book [“The Harbinger”] in America, this is a limited series of judgments resulting from America’s turning away from God just as ancient Israel did before their dispersion.
The manner the two financial shakings occurred is just creepy and simply too good to attribute them to coincidence.
17 September 2001 (Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar) was the beginning of the economic calamity following 9/11 and the lowering of interest rates by the Fed. This resulted in DOW dropping a massive 685 points on that day.
29 September 2008 (also Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar), exactly 7 years later resulted in the DOW dropping another massive 777 points in one day.
Hence, the next Hebrew Shemitah year (7 years cycle) falling on 13 September 2015 would bear close watching especially by stock investors.
According to Rabbi Cahn, a clear pattern has been established and he believes the two events are not coincidental. It could be possible that a greater judgment awaits America if she continues to move away from God. Rabbi Cahn claims that there are 9 harbingers relating to the problems America has experienced beginning 9 September 2001. These events are paralleled to that leading to the destruction of ancient Israel.
“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” explains Cahn. “He sent warning to ancient Israel. He even allowed its enemies to breach its borders in a devastating strike that would traumatize the nation. It was a wake-up call, the call to return to God. But the nation responded with defiance. God then gave nine harbingers of judgment, nine prophetic signs, alarms and foreshadows of what was to come. Now America is the nation in rapid departure from God’s will. And God likewise allowed an enemy to breach its borders in a devastating strike – the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was, likewise, a wake-up call. But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance, but with defiance. And now the nine harbingers of judgment have reappeared and have done so on American soil.”
Isaiah 9:10 is a bible verse in which Israel’s national leaders utter a vow of defiance following an attack by Assyria. It declared that the nation would not repent before God but would defy Him instead. Cahn reveals in “The Harbinger” – and in even more dramatic fashion in the video – that beginning the day after Sept. 11, 2001, American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word.
“Having no idea what he was doing, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate (Tom Daschle) was declaring America as under the judgment of God,” Cahn says. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”
He continues: “According to the ancient mystery revealed in the Book of Isaiah, if after that first calamity and warning, the nation doesn’t return to God but responds in defiance, it will end up triggering a second calamity. It was because of this ancient key, that, seven years after 9/11, the American economy collapsed.
In the days after 9/11, the Federal Reserve slashed the base interest rate in an attempt to defy the consequences of the attacks. That action put them on the path leading to the collapse of the American economy seven years later. In 2008, the government made a second fatal mistake, another ill-fated financial decision that would trigger the collapse of the American economy. Amazingly, it took place on the seventh anniversary of the uttering of the ancient vow on Capitol Hill.”
Cahn also reveals in “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” something that many would find astonishing – that New York’s Ground Zero actually represents more than the former financial center of the country. It represents the exact place at which America was first consecrated to God in prayer by the country’s new leaders.
“When judgment came to Israel, the calamity returned the people’s attention to the place where the nation had been consecrated to God – the Temple Mount,” says Cahn.
“God was calling the nation back to Himself. What about 9/11? Could there be, in the American calamity, as well, a mystery of return? Could there be a prophetic message hidden in the place where it happened? There is a place where America was consecrated to God in prayer. It is also a place linked to a prophetic warning given on that same day – uttered by the nation’s first president – now coming to pass.”
In 1789, newly inaugurated President George Washington gave a prophetic warning at Federal Hall in New York City. He declared that America’s prosperity and protection were dependent upon its adherence to God.
Later, the political leaders of the young nation gathered at St. Paul’s Chapel to commit the nation’s future to God’s purposes. That chapel is located at Ground Zero and miraculously survived 9/11 virtually unscathed. But the foundation of Federal Hall was ominously cracked.
All of this is covered in “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” using actual archival footage along with narration by Cahn.
But what does this have to do with the United States of America – particularly what the U.S. experienced on 9/11 and since? Cahn has found some eerie parallels.
“In the aftermath of the attack, the nation was stunned,” said Cahn. “Everyone was trying to make sense of what had happened – this unprecedented attack on America. The very next day, Sept. 12, then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle presented America’s response to the world. And what did he say?”
Daschle said: “America will emerge from this tragedy as we have emerged from all adversity – united and strong. Nothing … nothing can replace the losses of those who have suffered. I know there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that speaks to all of us at times like this.”
The majority leader then went on to read Isaiah 9:10.
“Daschle has no idea what he is doing here,” explains Cahn. “He thinks he’s offering comforting words to a grief-stricken people, but he is actually embracing the spiritually defiant and arrogant words of the children of Israel, proclaiming the ancient and ominous vow of the leaders of that nation. He doesn’t realize it, but he is actually inviting more judgment on the nation.”
It might be of some significance that Daschle, one of the most powerful men in the nation when he spoke those words, later fell into disgrace – to the point where he couldn’t even serve in Barack Obama’s Cabinet.
That might have been the end of the story – if no other top leader in the nation uttered those strange and obscure words after 9/11. But that’s not the case.
On the third anniversary of the attack, Sept. 11, 2004, another powerful U.S. senator running for vice president that year, and who would famously run for the presidency four years later, gave a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
This time, John Edwards’ entire speech was built on a foundation of Isaiah 9:10.
“Today, on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word to get us through,” he said.
He then read Isaiah 9:10. He went on to talk about how America was doing just that – rebuilding with hewn stone and planting cedars.
“Like Daschle, Edwards thinks he’s invoking inspirational and comforting words from the Bible, but he’s actually inviting judgment on America,” says Cahn. “He’s repeating the vow that provoked God to bring calamity on ancient Israel.”
Even more astonishing, Daschle and Edwards were not alone among U.S. leaders in making similar statements, as “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” shows. Even Barack Obama’s Inauguration Address in 2009 made similarly eerie allusions.
But aside from such statements, which could be chalked up to political talk and coincidences, is there anything else linking Isaiah 9:10 to 9/11?
The video documentary, like the book, is full of shocking parallels. There was actually a very famous sycamore tree felled in the attack on the World Trade Center. It was replaced by trees in the same genus as the cedar. There have been many plans made to rebuild the twin towers bigger and better and a large “hewn stone” was actually quarried out of the Adirondack Mountains in New York and brought to Ground Zero as a cornerstone.
The US stock market has been on the bull run since 2009. Many analysts and investors still expect the aging bull to continue running for at least another year or so under the perceived continual recovery of the US economy. Hence, any notion of the bull market ending anytime soon or an appearance of a US financial crisis in 2015 is seen as highly improbable.
With the collapse of the crude oil prices and copper prices falling to a 5-year low together with the recent shock removal of the franc cap by the Swiss National Bank, the odds for US bull run coming to an end or the risk of a financial crisis catching many by surprise, have certainly risen. History has shown that a big bull market is often followed also by a big bear market bringing catastrophic financial loses to many bullish investors. Hence, bullish investors must always be smart enough to know when to run before the bears arrive to maul them.
Below are 2 articles that offered great “food for thought” for those looking for possible signs that may lead to an end of the US bull market. While one may not agree with the views of the two writers, one would be wise to pay heed to the potential dangers lurking in the background that could have an adverse impact on the prevailing investment environment.
QUESTION: Would the US stock market have another hefty tumble on the last day of the Jewish Shemitah year [i.e.13 September 2015] just as in 2001 & 2008?
ANSWER: Definitely NO because the US market would be closed for trading on that day (Sunday). However, the last trading day of the Shemitah year would be Friday, 11 September 2015, which is also the anniversary of September 11, 2001 [interesting coincidence].
“MAN PROPOSES, GOD DISPOSES”
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Below is a market report from USAGOLD.com of 24 August 2015 –
“Gold is holding up remarkably well in the face of today's global stock market rout. Safe-haven demand seems to be offsetting the broad deleveraging pressure being seen in other markets.
Chinese stocks got whacked again today, with the Shanghai Composite plummeting another 8.5%. European indexes were down about 5% and the DJIA opened a whopping 1,000 points lower. Other assets, particularly commodities are under heavy pressure as investors are jettisoning anything-and-everything to raise cash. Seemingly with the exception of the ultimate safe-haven . . . gold.
Silver, which derives most of its demand from industry, is trading more like a commodity today, pushing the gold/silver ratio to a 6½-year high of 79.14. Given the huge demand for silver we've seen lately and the exceedingly tight supply, one might suspect that the downside is limited from here.
Global markets are reacting to mounting growth risks and the possibility of a disinflationary depression. The financial press would have you believe that equities elsewhere in Asia, in Europe and the U.S. are tanking simply because they're following Chinese stocks lower. In reality, Chinese stocks are falling because there is growing evidence that China will miss its growth objective, potentially by a wide margin, resulting in a hard-landing.
But, it's not just China: U.S. growth has been tepid at best. U.S. Q1 GDP was a mere 0.6%. The initial look at Q2 GDP was a pretty soft 2.3%. The Atlanta Fed's GDPNow forecasting tool, which has been pretty accurate lately, sees Q3 GDP weakening to 1.2%.
The more compelling evidence came out of Japan last week, where Q2 GDP actually contracted by 1.6%. That dismal result despite trillions of yen in quantitative and qualitative easing. You don't get that kind of spectacular 'fail' unless there is a severe underlying problem that simply can't be papered over.
Japan's massive intervention in markets has included the direct purchase of equity funds. In the last couple weeks, the Nikkei index has plummeted nearly 12%, severely undermining confidence in 'Abenomics'.
The ECB remains fully engaged in its ZIRP and QE programs and the latest GDP read was 0.4% in Q1, down from 0.9% in Q4-14. Expectations through year-end remain well below 1% q/q. Hardly anything to get excited about.
Emerging market, that are largely commodity based economies, are likely to be decimated by rapidly falling commodity prices. Those falling commodity prices are amplifying the disinflationary pressures, while simultaneously undermining growth potential.
The current market rout can not and should not be overly-simplified, suggesting that all would be just fine, if it weren't for China. There is plenty of trouble to go around, which suggests that investors should be diversifying their portfolios to make sure they have adequate protection in the event that the current situation does indeed devolve into a disinflationary depression.”
DJIA has fallen 5 days in a row losing a total of 1,673 points (9.5%). Hang Seng Index also has fallen 7 days in a row losing a total of 2,767 points (11.5%); while the Shanghai Composite Index dropped for 3 days losing 584 points (15.4%). The STI performed no better losing 270 points (8.7%) over 5 days.
Could this be the start of a financial shakings for America that Rabbi Jonathan Cahn has been talking about in his book “The Harbinger”? If Rabbi Cahn is correct, the coming month of SEPTEMBER would certainly bear close watching.
Happy are those who believe or half-believe what Rabbi Cahn said and had decided, nevertheless, to take appropriate precaution against such an eventuality. Those who had subscribed to the US economic recovery story and a bullish DOW going well into 2016 have certainly encountered a rude disappointment and awakening.
For those who like to have a better understanding of what Rabbi Cahn said in his book, they may want to see the video clip in the link below –
- Warning To America – Shemitah and Judgement 2015.
Today, as a result of further cuts in interest rates announced by the Chinese Central Bank, most of the stock markets in Asia showed signs of some recovery by registering upswing, except Shanghai Composite which continued to slide another 245 points (7.6%). The European markets are also registering rises as at 9.30 pm (Singapore time). Wall Street is expected to share the same sentiments when it opens in half an hours time as both Dow and S & P futures have already registered rises. I think both regional and major world markets have already been oversold when the confidence in them was jilted these couple of weeks due to the instability of the Chinese market. It's quite probable the bubble in that market has already dissipated and stocks there are more at their fundamental levels perhaps. The willingness of the Chinese authorities in continuing to implement a series of rate cuts frequently now has partially restored the confidence of investors in other markets, although the same sentiments have yet to sink in back in their domestic markets.
Taking into account the current stock market turmoil and the various economic and financial woes across the whole world, I believe we have seen the end of the 6-year-bull-run of the US market. China cutting interest rate did not help to get the US stock market to end in positive territory last night. Both the STI and DJIA are moving further below their 50D & 200D MA after forming their “Death Cross”.
INVESTOPEDIA DEFINITION of 'Death Cross'
A crossover resulting from a security's long-term moving average breaking above its short-term moving average or support level.
INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Death Cross'
As long-term indicators carry more weight, this trend indicates a bear market on the horizon and is reinforced by high trading volumes. Additionally, the long-term moving average becomes the new resistance level in the rising market
Last night the US market started well and was on the upswing when DJI was more than 440 pts up in the initial period following the trend in Europe where all the major markets closed in positive territory. Unfortunately this bullish sentiment in Wall Street was only temporary, and the bears kicked in later to bring it down to close in the negative by 200 pts.
There is a large part of insecurity among investors in the US market, or perhaps, when viewed from a socio-political perspective (with the injection of recent political events) is there an underlying "conspiracy" to see to it that the Chinese market be sunk to "punish" China for its infractions in the South China Sea, just like what the sinking crude oil price is doing "punishing" the Russian economy for the Ukraine crisis?