Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Market Crash Could Come "Like a Thief in the Night"

This article is interesting because they are explaining how the stock market crashes throughout history always happen...but they come like a thief in the night.  Everything is going great, all the signs are positive and then BAMM!...just like a thief in the night...the bear market fall ends up stealing $10 trillion of value from the financial markets.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Imagine, you’re in the exciting new 21st century. Civilization still exists on Planet Earth. Wall Street’s still in business. But you’re still asking: Why can’t we hear the next crash? Are we deaf? No. The warnings are always long and loud. So why can’t we “hear” them? In fact, it’ll get worse. Here’s why ...

Yes, crashes will keep coming: History lesson: The 1929 crash led to the Great Depression. On March 20, 2000 we warned: “Next crash? Sorry, you’ll never hear it coming.” Few listened. The 1990’s dot-com mania led to Wall Street losing $8 trillion in the 2000-2003 bear-market recession. Nothing changed. Another round of warnings roared from 2004 into 2008. Few listened. Another crash. Wall Street lost even more, $10 trillion.

Through much of 2013, pundits warned how bad the market really was. Then in December the Wall Street Journal revealed that after 13 years in negative territory, Wall Street’s “Lost Decade” (which lasted from the 2000 crash to the end of 2013), finally broke even on an inflation-adjusted basis.

Early warnings of a crash are dismissed over and over (“just a temporary correction”). They gradually numb us about the inevitable. Time after time we forget history’s lessons. Until finally a big surprise catches us totally off-guard. Financial historian Niall Ferguson put it this way: Before the crash, our world seems almost stationary, deceptively so, balanced, at a set point. So that when the crash finally hits — as inevitably it will — everyone seems surprised. And our brains keep telling us it’s not time for a crash.

Till then, life just goes along quietly, hypnotizing us, making us vulnerable, till a shocker like Lehman Brothers upsets the balance. Then, says Ferguson, the crash is “accelerating suddenly, like a sports car ... like a thief in the night.” It hits. Shocks us wide awake.

One moment we’re playing musical chairs, excited, in denial, convinced we can pocket a few more winnings before the inevitable. Convinced we know when, where, how to exit. Then the “thief in the night” suddenly attacks, catches us by surprise. Even then, in our denial, we may keep telling ourselves it’s just another short-term correction in a hot bull market. Until suddenly, it’s more than an accelerating sports car ... it’s a Mack truck roaring loudly.

But when the Mack truck suddenly shifts into high gear ... accelerating rapidly ... finally catching all of us by surprise... none of this will matter ... you’ll never hear it coming ... till too late ... few did in 1929, in spite of all the warnings ... you didn’t hear in 2000 ... nor in 2008 ... nobody will in 2014 ... the Mack truck will finally catch all by surprise, once again.


As you read some of this commentary we understand they are talking about financial markets...our PRECIOUS MONEY....but think about the REAL Thief in the Night that is coming;  Jesus will come and snatch away his bride!

How exciting for those of us that have put our trust in Him...but how terrifying and heart breaking for the billions of people who are left behind!

In spite of ALL the warnings in the news, earthquakes, nation against nation, volcanoes erupting, violence in the streets, kids having no respect for parents, churches preaching false gospels all over America, porn addictions too numerous to count, drought, record cold, record heat, record tornadoes, all eyes on Israel...and the list goes on and on!!  But still, if Jesus came this VERY SECOND He would snatch away His bride like a thief in the night!

The world, of course, is clueless when it comes to looking for Jesus...but how is it that MOST of the folks who call themselves Christians are totally clueless?  Could it be because most of them aren't reading their Bibles so they have NO IDEA what Jesus actually said?


The Day of the Lord

5 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.

Paul is clear!!  If we are paying attention, this DAY OF THE LORD will not surprise us like a thief!  We will understand the signs and also understand that the next big thing on God's prophetic list will be when he sends His Son to collect His bride...also known as the Rapture.

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

When this happens, the nations will be in turmoil and the rest of the DAY OF THE LORD will continue to play out...exactly as the Good Book says!  Jesus tells us that if he didn't cut those days short by His return to earth, that NO FLESH would survive.  It will be a time like has NEVER before happened on planet earth...nor will that time EVER happen again.

Come Lord Jesus!


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