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Six Months Until Global Economic Meltdown, How Do You Prepare?

Friday, September 11, 2015 16:20
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Whether you’re a religious person or not, you may have heard that from India to the shores of California, one in every 10 Google searches on the planet right now is for the word, “Shemitah.” I am not a biblical scholar, so I won’t pretend to be, but I will share what I know, and at least point you in the right direction. Shemitah is the end of a seven-year biblical cycle, and for those who don’t know, that cycle officially ends in two days, on September 13th, 2015. Does that mean the world stops on Sunday, and the markets will open Monday and begin the biggest selloff in history thereby setting in motion the first domino of the pending inevitable global collapse? I certainly can’t say for sure, but as you’ll learn in the first video below, regardless of what comes Monday, the future looks horribly bleak. 

From what I know, the word “Shemitah” means shaking, and no matter who you are, or what your belief system is, it’s undeniable we have seen an unprecedented amount of shaking lately from a financial and economic markets, to politics, and even militarily. You don’t need a good nose to smell something is rotten. Just since August, the stock market has lost 2000 points, or over 11%. If I were you, I’d expect it to go a lot lower. Presumably you already do, or you wouldn’t be reading this. For more information on what to expect financially, and why it is going to happen, see the links at the bottom. 

Unbeknown to most, it has been Obama’s top advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who has been leaking all the information to torpedo Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. That’s got to make you wonder what Jarrett and Obama have planned come election time, because you know they aren’t rooting for the GOP! And let’s not forget about Operation Jade Helm still taking place. With the stroke of the pen Obama loves to talk about, he axed a 137 year law banning the military from acting on U.S soil to police its own citizens. Because of the absurdly biased media, Obama Even Managed to Sign an Executive Order Permanently Implementing Martial Law, without much fanfare in the news. 


Whether you believe a shaking of untold proportions is coming our way in the near future for religions reasons, or if you believe a shaking is coming because you used a crayon and a piece of bubble gun wrapper to do the requisite amount of math necessary to conclude this country is in DEEP trouble, the fact that you’re looking to actually DO something about it should be commended. I commend you. Congrats. No one else is going to tell you, so enjoy that. 

Odds are, if you’re just now realizing it’s time to prepare, you don’t have time to build one of the multi-million dollar bunkers The Elite Have Prepared For the Coming Economic Collapse, and you’re probably not one of the global elites who plans to retreat to one of their Underground Bunkers Built With Trillions of YOUR Tax Dollars, so it’s time you make everything you do count.

1. In the first video, is a breakdown of what everyone else seems to know about except you if you haven’t been Googling the word, “Shemitah.” The video is very well made, and gives perspective from a number of different vantage points of what you should be expecting. 

2. In the first article and the second video below, the topic covered is begriming to prepare, or “prepping.” None of this stuff is rocket science, but people get frustrated and quit before they even start if they overwhelm easily. If you’re someone who has people depending on you, particularly young people, then you don’t have the option of throwing your hands in the air and saying, “Why bother?” Look down at their faces. That’s why you need to bother! Everything you do now, is leaps and bounds over what many others are doing… so that is why both the video and the list below are more or less in bullet point fashion. Do what it says, check it off, and move on. 

3. Finally, there are two articles below. I presume you are more interested in preparing for chaos than you are getting an explanation, biblical or otherwise for what is coming, so the article on how to begin prepping is fist. World Net Daily did a piece the other day about the “Shemitah,” is, when it’s coming, and what to expect. HINT: All the more reason the article to begin prepping is listed first. 




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The following video is a top 10 things to get to start your prepping. If you’ve wanted to begin prepping, but did’t know where to start because of too much information floating around out there, and too many big prepping companies telling you to buy expensive “starting packages,” this video is you low cost answers on how to begin. Tell those big prepping companies to take a hike!!! Start the list in this video today. With a little money and some weekends worth of shopping, you will be well on your way to keeping yourself and your family fed and safe in extreme times.






Brandon Smith writes:

I wouldn’t say that it is “never too late” to prepare for potential disaster because, obviously, the numerous economic and social catastrophes of the past have proven otherwise. There simply comes a point in time in which the ignorant and presumptive are indeed officially screwed. I will say that we have not quite come to that point yet here in the U.S., but the window of opportunity for preparation is growing very narrow.

As expected, U.S. stocks are now revealing the underlying instability of our economy, which has been festering for several years. Extreme volatility not seen since 2008/2009 has returned, sometimes with 1000 point fluctuations positive and negative in the span of only a couple days. Current market tremors are beginning to resemble the EKG of a patient suffering a heart attack.

Stocks are a trailing indicator, meaning that when an equities crash finally becomes visible to the mainstream public, it indicates that the economic fundamentals have been broken beyond repair for quite a while. What does this mean for those people who prefer to protect themselves and their families rather than wait to be drowned like lemmings in a deluge? It means they are lucky if they have more than a few months to put their house in order.

The process of crisis preparedness is not as simple as going on a gear-buying bonanza or making a few extra trips to Costco. That is better than nothing; but really, it’s a form of half-assed prepping that creates more of an illusion of survivability rather than providing ample security in the event that financial systems malfunction.

Much of what’s listed in this article will include training and infrastructure goals far beyond the usual standards of beans, bullets and Band-Aids.

Market turmoil has only just begun to take shape around the globe; and as I explained in my last article, the situation is only going to become exponentially worse as 2015 bleeds into 2016. I certainly cannot say for certain how long our system will remain “stable,” primarily because our current collapse could easily move faster or slower through the influence of outside or engineered events (a slower progression without any black swan-style triggers would likely end in total breakdown within the span of a couple years, rather than a fast progression ending in the span of a few months). What I can do is give you a conservative timeline for preparedness and offer examples of actions anyone can accomplish within that period. For now, my timeline is limited to six months or less, meaning these preparations should be undertaken with the intent to complete them in half a year. If you get more time than that, thank your lucky stars for the extension.

Find Two Family Members, Two Friends and One Neighbor Of Like Mind

Here is the bottom line: If you are going the route of the lone wolf or secret squirrel isolated from any community, then you are already dead. You might as well hand your food and supplies over to someone else with a better fighting chance. The lone wolf methodology is the worst possible strategy for survival. And if you look at almost every collapse scenario in history from Argentina to Bosnia to the Great Depression, it is always the people with strong community who end up surviving.

Going lone wolf is partially useful only if you have zero moral fortitude and you plan to rob or murder every other person you come across and then run. This is not the smartest idea either because it requires a person to constantly seek out violent contact in order to live day to day. Eventually, the lone wolf’s luck will run out no matter how vicious he is.




I’ve noticed that those people who promote lone wolf survivalism tend to lean toward moral relativism, though they rarely come right out and admit what their real plans are. I’ve also noticed that it is the lone wolves who also often attempt to shame average preppers into isolationism with claims of “OPSEC” (operations security) and warnings of neighbors ready to loot their homes at the first sign of unrest. “Don’t talk to anyone,” they say. “Your only chance is to hide.” One should consider the possibility that the lone wolves prefer that preppers never form groups or communities because that would make their predatory strategy more successful.

Without community, you have no security beyond the hope that people will not find you by chance. You also have limited skill sets to draw from (no one has the knowledge and ability to provide all services and necessities for themselves). And you will have no ability to rebuild or extend your lines of safety, food production, health services, etc. once the opportunity arises. If you cannot find two family members, two friends and one neighbor to work with you in the next six months, then you aren’t trying hard enough; and thus, frankly, you don’t deserve to survive. I’ve heard all the excuses before: “Everyone around me is blissfully ignorant,” “My family is addicted to their cellphones,” “All my friends are Keynesians” and so on. It doesn’t matter. No more excuses. Get it done. If I can do it, you can.

Approach Your Church, Veterans’ Hall Or Other Organization

What do you have to lose? Find an existing organization you belong to and see if you can convince them to pre-stage supplies or hold classes on vital skills. Keep your approach nonpolitical. Make it strictly about preparedness and training. If you can motivate a church or a veterans’ hall or a homeschoolers’ club to actually go beyond their normal parameters and think critically about crisis preparedness, then you may have just saved the lives of dozens if not hundreds or people who would have been oblivious otherwise. Making the effort to approach such groups could be accomplished in weeks, let alone six months.

Learn A Trade Skill

Take the next six months and learn one valuable trade skill, meaning any skill that would allow you to produce a necessity, repair a necessity or teach a necessary knowledge set. If you cannot do this, then you will have no capability to barter in a sustainable way. Remember this: The future belongs to the producers, and only producers will thrive post-collapse.

Commit To Rifle Training At Least Once A Week

Set aside the money and the ammo to practice with your primary rifle every week for the next six months. Yes, training uses up your ammo supply; but you are far better off sending a couple thousand rounds down range to perfect your shooting ability rather than letting that ammo sit in a box doing nothing while your speed and accuracy go nowhere.

Also, think in terms of real training methods, including speed drills, movement drills, reloading and malfunction clearing, and, most importantly, team movement and communications drills. Shooting a thousand rounds from a bench at the range is truly a waste of time and money. Train in an environment that matches your expected operational conditions. Make sure you are learning something new all the time and make sure you are actually challenged by the level of difficulty. If you are not getting frustrated, then you are not training correctly.

Create A Local Ham Network – Expand To Long Distance

A 5-watt ham radio can be had for about $40. With the flood of low-cost, Chinese-made radios on the market today, there is simply no excuse not to have one. If you want to get your ham license, then by all means do so and expand the number of available frequencies you can legally use. If you don’t have a license, practice on non-licensed channels such as MURS channels (yes, MURS is only supposed to be operated at 1 watt or less; I won’t tattle on you to the Federal Communications Commission if you use 5 watts).

A 5-watt handheld ham radio can easily achieve 30 miles or more depending on the type of antenna used. With repeaters, hundreds of miles can be covered. With a high frequency (HF) rig, hundreds or sometimes thousands of miles can be covered without the use of repeaters (though HF radios are far more expensive).

During a national disaster, there is no guarantee that normal communications will continue. Phone and Internet connections can be lost through neglect, or they can be deliberately eliminated by government entities. A nation or community without communications is lost. Find friends and family and set up your communications network now. Over time, your network may grow to cover a vast area; but it has to start with a core, and that core is you.

Learn Basic Emergency And Combat Medical Response

We are lucky in my area to have a few people with extensive medical knowledge in our Community Preparedness Team. I have received training in multiple areas of emergency and combat medical response, and I am grateful for access to such people because there is always more to learn in this field. If you do not have people on your team with medical experience, then you will have to seek out such classes where you can.

Local EMT classes are a good start, but these courses are very limited in scope and do not cover treatment as much as they cover the identification of particular problems. Almost no community courses I can think of delve into combat medical response. If you can’t find a private trainer in your area, then you will have to settle for Web videos. Purchase extra supplies such as Israeli or OLAES bandages and practice using them. Learn your CAT tourniquet until you can use it in the dark. My team even shot a Christmas ham and then pumped fake blood through it to simulate a wound for our blood-stopping class.




If you already have solid people with medical training, try focusing in a niche area like dental work. At the very least, learn your trauma-response basics and store your own medical supplies. Do not assume that you will have access to a hospital when you need it.

Store At Least One Year Of Food – Then Store Extra

With your current food stores can you make it at least one year without a grocery supply source? Can you make it through at least one planting and harvest season with 2000 – 3000 available calories per person? Do you have extra food for people you might wish to help?

Imagine you or your community come across an ER surgeon during a crisis situation, but he did not prepare. Are you going to “stick it to him” and let him starve because he didn’t see the danger coming, or are you going to want to keep that guy and his skill sets around? Food preparedness is not as straightforward as it seems. You have to think in terms of your own survival, yes, but also in terms of individual aid. During a full spectrum collapse food is the key to everything. This is why governments like ours set up provisions for food confiscation. They know well that food is power. Without extra supply, communities struggle to form because people become hyper-focused on themselves and lose track of the bigger survival picture. Governments understand that if they can offer limited food to the desperate, they can control the desperate. Do what you can to make sure there are no desperate people within your sphere of influence and you remove the establishment’s best mode of control.

Plan Your Food Independence In Advance

To survive you must become your own farmer. Period. Do you know how to do this in your particular climate? Have you accounted for pest control and bad weather conditions? Have you extended your growing season with the use of greenhouses? Are you planning your crops realistically? What provides more sustenance, a field of tomatoes or a field of potatoes? A planting box full of lettuce or of carrots? What crops can be stored the longest and are the hardiest against poor conditions? What gives you the best bang for your buck and for your labor?

I realize that the current growing season is almost at an end, but that does not mean you can’t spend the next six months planning for the next season. Condition your soil for planting now. Store extra fertilizer and compost. Be ready for pests. Learn the square foot method as well as barrel planting. Take note of the space you have and how you can best use it. Stockpile seeds for several years of planting.

Train Your Mind To Handle Crisis

Panic betrays and fear kills. The preparedness culture is built upon the ideal that one must defeat fear in order to live. How a person goes about removing uncertainty from the mind is really up to the individual. For me, combat training and mixed martial arts is a great tool. If you get used to people trying to hurt you in a ring, it’s not quite as surprising or terrifying when it happens in the real world. If you can handle physical and mental trauma in a slightly more controlled environment, then fear is less likely to take hold of you during a surprise disaster.

Six months may be enough time to enter a state of mental preparedness, it may not be, but more than anything else, this is what you should be focusing on. All other survival actions depend on it. Your ability to function personally, your ability to work with others, your ability to act when necessary, all rely on your removal of fear. Take the precious time you have now and ensure you are ready to handle whatever the future throws at you.

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WND writes:

With all the news coverage over the past year, especially in the Christian media, there are still many who are conflated about the looming climax of the biblical Sabbath year or “Shemitah,” a phenomenon that could have wide-ranging effects on their finances.

Charisma magazine and the Times of India reported one in 10 Google searches is now for the word “Shemitah.”

What they’re finding is that the word “Shemitah” means “shaking,” and it has done exactly that to global stock markets over the past month.

The current Shemitah year started in September 2014 and ends this weekend, as spelled out by author Jonathan Cahn in his blockbuster book, “The Mystery of the Shemitah,” occurs on Elul 29 on the Hebrew calendar. That falls on Sunday, Sept. 13, on the Gregorian calendar.

On the following Monday, Sept. 14, some expect world markets to open with frantic selling. Others say it’s no big deal, and nothing memorable is likely to happen.

Cahn himself has repeatedly said nothing could happen, because nobody knows the mind of God.

But the last two Shemitah years brought big news. Both September 2001 and September 2008 brought ruinous red ink to Wall Street while 2001 also brought the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers and Pentagon.

A ‘desecration’ at the White House

The record-breaking market collapses, according to Cahn’s New York Times-bestseller, is indicative of God’s judgment on an unrepentant America, which has openly defied God with legalized abortion leading to the deaths of 57 million unborn babies, removal of God from the public square and now, in the middle of the current Shemitah, the “desecration” of same-sex marriage and a White House lit up in the colors of the rainbow.

The rainbow, a symbol in the Bible of God’s mercy and sheltering of his people from judgment, has been twisted by the radical LGBT lobby into a symbol of open defiance of God’s created order, Cahn has said.

Roth weighs in on Shemitah

Sid Roth, host of the Christian television show “It’s Supernatural!” said Tuesday he expects the “shaking” will not be as calamitous as many are expecting.

He said he believes the “shaking” of judgment will continue to occur, but it will be accompanied by a “great awakening.”

“Here is my spin,” Roth told Charisma. “Absolutely, God works in patterns. I mean that’s seen throughout the Bible. However, it’s my belief that there will be a ‘shaking’ as a result of the Shemitah year, but it will not be as disastrous as people think. Also, I see a great awakening that has already started. I believe God is going to give us an awakening before the book of Revelation stuff starts happening.”

Roth’s remarks followed the release of an article in the Times of India noting that “Shemitah” was among the top trending terms on Google. A Google Trends search revealed one in 10 Google searches was for the word “Shemitah.”

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The Shemitah was the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by God in Deuteronomy for the land of Israel. The current cycle ends Sunday, which is Elul 29, the last day of the year on the Hebrew calendar, followed the next day by the Feast of Trumpets, also called Rash Hashanah or the Jewish New Year. The trumpet is symbolic of judgment throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.




The fourth and final “blood moon” in a rare tetrad of lunar eclipses is also set for later this month, on Sept. 28, the biblical Feast of Tabernacles.

Carl Gallups, author of “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation,” said the convergence of signs in the heavens with the end of the Shemitah year, the pope’s visit to the U.S. and U.N. Sept. 23-25, and the U.S. getting ready to approve an Iranian nuclear deal seen as detrimental to Israel, should make all Christians watchful but not fearful.

“I don’t know what will or will not happen as a result of this convergence,” he said. “I liken the whole affair to hurricane season along the Gulf Coast, where I live and minister. It begins in June and goes through October and sometimes November. But, just because it is the ‘season’ does not mean that anything devastating will happen. Nevertheless, we keep watch anyway, because all the ‘ingredients’ are there for a hurricane to pop up. We get prepared and then we get on with life.”

This is a similar scenario with the Shemitah, Gallups said. The world appears to be heading into a prophetic “hurricane season.”

“All the ingredients are present for a prophetic happening, even an ominous one. I encourage the people of God to get prepared, and then get on with life,” he said. “We are here to be the salt and light, not to run and hide. But ultimately, it is all in the hands of the Lord.”

Kirkpatrick issues fiery warning

John Kirkpatrick this week joined the list of prophecy teachers warning Americans about the Shemitah.

“The Bible says there are four sins that God does not take lightly, and the (land) convulses every time we practice these sins,” he said in a video posted to YouTube, listing idolatry; sexual sins such as homosexuality, fornication and immorality; abortion; and breaking covenant with Israel.

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“God said do not defile yourself in any of these ways. This is the Bible. You can reject it, or you can fear it. I fear it.

“Fifty-seven million babies have been aborted; blood has a language all its own,” Kirkpatrick continued. “And when they take a baby and massacre that baby and flush it down the commode, that blood goes into the rivers and that blood still has a voice and God hears it. Fifty-seven million babies, and the cup of God’s wrath is filling up. … Don’t think God can’t get to the place where his wrath can’t wait any longer. America’s soul is hanging in the balance, and it possibly could be that these are the final waning hours of America. It could be that September is going to bring such swift judgment, I’m saying possibly, that these could be the final hours.”

Gallups said he is always hopeful for a spirit of national repentance and revival.

“It is the stuff of which a large part of my ministry is made. But such repentance would have to start in the majority of pulpits and pews across America and continue on to national leadership – especially in the White House and Congress,” Gallups said. “I am hopeful, but not confident, that it will happen. I am afraid we may have gone too far down the road of rebellion. Like God’s men of ages past, however, I will continue to blow the warning trumpet and sound the call for America to repent before the full judgment of God falls. “

Shemitah meant to be a blessing

In his book, Cahn explained that the seven-year cycle was meant to be a blessing as long as Israel was following God, but it manifests as judgment when the nation turned away. It often strikes in the financial realm but can have an effect on more than just markets and economies. It can promote nations and pull down empires, he says. It can coincide with world wars and natural disasters.

And every seven Shemitahs, or 50 years, marks the biblical year of Jubilee, which has been uncanny at predicting major events for the state of Israel. 

The last two were in 1917, as Israel was rebirthed with Britain’s issuance of the Balfour Declaration, and in 1967, when Israel retook the city of Jerusalem in the Six Day War. The year of Jubilee as described in the Old Testament was when slaves were set free and any Israelites who lost his land had it restored.

The Shemitah has drawn particular interest amid global stock-market turmoil in recent weeks.




The U.S. stock market lost more than 2,000 points, or about 11 percent of its value, in August. So far, in September, it has been gyrating up and down like a yo-yo – up 200 to 300 points in one day, and down just as much the next. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average headed for another down day, closing at 16,253, down 239 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Dow hit its record high of 18,312 just a few months ago on May 19.

“Everyone is looking at the last day of the Shemitah for when the stock market will crash,” said Roth, who interviewed Cahn on his show last week. “That’s not what (Cahn) said. That’s what they think. What he said is that there is something called the ‘wake of the Shemitah,’ and the judgments of the Shemitah year start very small and then end large.

“That’s what he said, which I don’t think anyone has heard. They have it locked in their minds that if something doesn’t happen on that date, they are going to toss the whole thing out.”

Roth, who believes the world is on the verge of a massive end-time revival, says he believes God is using Cahn’s warnings and those of other faith leaders and prophecy experts to awaken America and the world to its dire condition.

“I believe a shaking will occur,” Roth said. “I’m not saying we are going to get out of this without anything happening, but what I’m saying is I believe God is not through with America, and I believe an awakening is coming to turn things around. I think God is going to have mercy and let everyone have one more chance.”

Jonathan Bernis, the president of Phoenix, Arizona-based Jewish Voice Ministries, said he believes a financial collapse is inevitable.

“Whether a financial collapse does, in fact, hit us in the next few weeks or not, I believe financial upheaval is imminent. Whether it comes in two weeks, two months or two years from now, I believe it will come,” Bernis told Charisma. “God is warning us to a multitude of ways to prepare for what is ahead.”

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