Monday, February 13, 2012

One Day of Signs

Headlines today tell the story; a single day's worth of news and prophetic developments:

The world's largest biometric identity exercise, which is taking place in India, is well on its way to reaching its target of half the country's population, reports the BBC's Sanjoy Majumder.

Jahangirpuri is one of the biggest slums in the Indian capital, Delhi, home mostly to rubbish pickers and daily wage labourers.

Today many of them are lined up outside a tiny, single-room office, waiting patiently.

As each one of them goes inside, two young men and women enter their details into a computer before they are photographed and their fingerprints and iris are scanned.

'Every nook and corner'

It's a process that's being repeated at similar centres around India.

Dozens of buildings went up in flames as the riots engulfed the center of the Greek capital. A three-story corner building believed to be a home appliances store was severely damaged by fire. Among other buildings damaged were a cinema, a bank, a mobile phone dealership, a glassware shop and a coffee shop.

The Greek parliament late Sunday night (12 February) voted in favour of the austerity package required by eurozone countries in return for a bail-out needed to avoid bankruptcy, but the vote was marked by violent street clashes.

But the sense of injustice over more austerity measures hitting the worst off spilled over in several Greek cities, including Thessaloniki where some 20,000 people took to the streets, as well as the islands of Corfu and Crete.

Tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police before the parliament in Syntagma Square, with buildings set ablaze and over 80 people injured.

An Israeli official says an explosion has hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi, Associated Press reported Monday. In Georgia, meanwhile, another explosive device was discovered in a car driven by an embassy employee.

Several Israeli news sources reported that the wife of the Israeli security attaché in Delhi suffered moderate or moderate-to-serious injuries in the blast. She was evacuated to a hospital.

The Iranian government has now made crystal clear that it is at war not only with Israel and Zionism but with Jewish communities throughout the world. As Iran's Rafah news website—identified with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad—threatened last month, Iran plans to "take the war beyond the borders of Iran, and beyond the borders of the region." And last week an Iranian News Agency headline declared that "Israeli people must be annihilated."

These and other recent threats have, according to news reports, led Israeli and American authorities to believe that Iran is preparing attacks against Israeli embassies and consulates world-wide, as well ...

Israel is carrying out attacks on Iran that are prohibited by the United States, Newsweek-Daily Beast stated Monday in a report that also says new Mossad chief Tamir Pardo visited Washington to gauge Americanreactions if Israel strikes Iran.

Under the headline “Obama’s Dangerous Game With Iran,” the article revealed what many have assumed – that the United States and Israel have different red lines on Iran; that President Barack Obama’s speech against a Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria tipped the scales of distrust from Jerusalem; and Israel and the United States are sharing intelligence – but not all of it.

It has been clear that Israel and America’s “red lines” are not the same because the United States, unlike Israel, has the military capacity and distance from Iran that allows it to wait until Iran has a nuclear weapon, a luxury Israel cannot afford.

Iran has built up its naval forces in the Gulf and prepared boats that could be used in suicide attacks, but the US Navy can prevent it from blocking the Strait of Hormuz, the commander of US naval forces in the region said on Sunday.

Iran has made a series of threats in recent weeks to disrupt shipping in the Gulf or strike US forces in retaliation if its oil trade is shut down by sanctions, or if its disputed nuclearprogram comes under attack.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that the PA will not meet Israel’s demand that it recognize Israel as the Jewish State, Kol Yisrael radio reported.

Abbas’ comments come less than a week after he signed an agreement with the Hamas terror group in Doha. The reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah faction calls for Abbas to head an interim government, which will be made up of "independent technocrats." The new PA interim government is to be presented on February 18 in Cairo.

Last week, the Tehran Times noted that the Iranian oil bourse will start trading oil in currencies other than the dollar from March 20. This long-planned move is part of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s vision of economic war with the west.

Iran has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and pricing oil in currencies other than dollars is a provocative move aimed at Washington. If Iran switches to the non-dollar terms for its oil payments, there could be a new oil price that would be denominated in euro, yen or even the yuan or rupee.

“Iran may close the Strait of Hormuz, causing an anticipated 50pc rise in crude oil prices, resulting in widespread economic havoc,” the Tehran Times columnist noted.

In his recent meetings in Washington, DC Mossad chief Tamir Pardo aimed to discover how the US would react were Israel to unilaterally attack Iran's nuclear facilities, Newsweekreported Monday.

The report also said "Israel has stopped sharing a significant amount of information with Washington regarding its own military preparations" over the Iran nuclear issue.

Senior intelligence officials and a military officer said that Israel stopped sharing significant information with the United States for about four months after US President Barack Obama called for the Green Line to be the basis of peace talks with Palestinians.

...a bomb attached to the car of an Israeli Defense Ministry official in New Delhi blew up and injured his wife Monday, Feb. 12. There are no more details as yet. Israeli officials in the Indian capital including the embassy are on terror alert. In the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, a bomb attached to the car of a local Israeli embassy employee was discovered and defused before it exploded. It is not known if the bomb was rigged to kill the employee or to blow up remotely against the embassy building after the vehicle was driven into the compound.

A very powerful earthquake struck below Costa Rica at 04:55 in the morning. The epicenter has been located at 81 km from San Jose. This earthquake occurred in the highly populated region of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, also visited by many tourists.


Anonymous said...

and stocks are UP yet again....
DOW up almost 73, just under
12,900. the END continues to be
delayed for some reason.

But as LONG AS stocks are going
up, it would be foolish to ignore
it. It SEEMS that bulls got everything going for them....

Very sad for bears and people
hoping for the rapture.
Well, we will see what happens tommorrow. AAPL ABOVE 500 on
a CLOSE !!!! Really ???

Talk about BULL GREED.

This market is full of it.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Caver said...

Stephen, the volatility index continues to fall during the most volatile times in history (VOLATILITY S&P 500 (^VIX)

This often happens before the bottom falls out. The public gets used to problems being normal and discounts it....then Boom.

I continue to disagree that this has anything to do with the rapture....unless its "the times people think not", all is normal.

I agree most everybody is gonna get caught with their pants at sock level.

I continue to disagree this has anything to do with end times prophecy other than deceived.

WVBORN56 said...

I agree Caver the rapture is an event that is signless and not directly tied to the stock market. It can happen at any time and as you pointed out Jesus is coming back as a thief in the night and when it will be business as ususal. So I would expect the rapture when we are in a bull market and not at the end of a crash. The rosier things appear on the surface is when I believe Jesus will come for the church.

We have plenty of other things to look at. The Greek economy and how that will affect the global economy. The bloated debts in the EU and America. America losing freedoms daily. The unrest in Syria. Isaiah 17 taking shape. The Ezekiel 38 countires are continuing to line up against Israel. It sure is looking to me like the time of Jacobs trouble is about to commence.

I think the tipping point for the stock market crash and the global economic crash and the ME wars may just very well be the rapture of the church. If that is the case it may very well be just around the corner because all these events are all seeemingly tetering on the edge. The thing that makes this time in history unique is the convergence of all the signs coming at the same time.

Best to have our houses in order...that is our spiritual houses.


Caver said...

One other small point in relation to the stock market and Jesus calling His bride home....

Very few of the world's population even know what a stock market is. Even fewer pay any attention to it at all....they're much more concerned with something their family can eat that day.

We are truly blessed beyond most of the world's comprehension. I don't think the market will be a consideration in when Jesus will call.

GG said...

Hi Stephen~

I hope this post finds you doing well. I just wish to share yet another view; not saying it's right, wrong or indifferent, just a funny feeling I get about these last days and the greed associated with the all mighty dollar. :) I know you have studied EW for a very long time and am not trying to take away your free will. I am just sharing another POV, OK? Something that struck me differently after coming to get to know you and this topic.

If you would have asked me before 2002 my thoughts about the market, I would have been trusting in some higher forms of financial advisors and accountability to properly guide our monies. Getting into the financial arena around that time, I can tell you that the mindset I found was corruptible by most parties--stream lining all the way to wall street. Not to say there are not some honest people, but the mindset is like a whole world, playing Russian roulette with people's lives, savings and trusts daily and hourly. I am sure you have seen that. It is very bad. It's a game to them. A game of hedging, at times money that is not there. It's a gamble. As long as they get their commissions, they don't care how. It's someone else's problem, not theirs.

The brokers come back--not counting the ponzie schemers and even as simple as the fraudulent loan officers and agents who also took advantage of people's trust and livelihoods and left them without a home these days, simply because they trusted someone had to be overseeing these tactics.
So now, I can clearly see that money is the root of all evil. It is the heart of the person handling the money, not the money itself. To think that people are going to get a feeling when it's bad, is true, but it will be too late. Very late..A total collapse and all... You know what will break loose from outsiders moving in to wring any agent's neck they can get their hands on. That's the nice side of it. Lawlessness will be at an all time high.

So, right now we have many people who may still have some money invested because the first ride put them at the top (let's say) and they feel their 'broker' or 'agent' will surely let them know before something happens. They feel, let's say for the sake of an argument a certain form of 'peace' and 'security'. It's truly all false.

There is no foundation but the people don't see this. We the people, who just have given out money to a corrupt market and launching a bigger haven for greed, trusting it was a good deal, it was, but bad people with other intents, selfish intents took things in the opposite direction. Now people are getting the big consequence for yet another bad action. Are you with me?

GG said...

Then I think of our lovely government-- W.O.W..we all know where that can lead to. I think the financial losses are so great that they are, IMO, encouraging the hedging of these funds as well to recoup some of their loses from the past and to secure against what is coming. In a simplified version, I feel they are looking at protecting their assets and just when they think their pockets are lined, they will push in the sell off creating a mass collapse once again but greater because we never fully recovered from the first.

So, just in my thinking, it is like the days of Noah, when all is well and it's all about what's in it for me, right? Then something tragic, catastrophic, that defies all logic will come crashing down, and I believe that will be the rapture. I may be wrong but I don't think their fall is going to come before the Lords arrival.

I think when he comes, all their 'peace' and 'security' will be wiped out as well. Leaving them with a full blown catastrophic situation, creating and enhancing mass confusion, forcing this new world order type of financial system .

I hope this makes some sense, Dear Brother. I just don't want you to be too disappointed if you don't see or feel the wave prior to us going. I think it's a falsehood, tied around this "Money is the root of evil" that is going to play out in the long run. If I had to hedge on anything, it would be the Lord is coming, just as he said, like a thief in the night, when no one expects him :)

God Bless you!! I have also enjoyed seeing you share others on so many other topics. That is really nice to see. I can see you have a big heart! Don't lose that over anyone :) Again, just simply another point of view to ponder.


Anonymous said...

yeah, fine, YOU GUYS can say what
you want about EWI.....SOME OF
WHAT you say is making me sick.

i feel insulted.



why ????

SINCE 3 4 OCT 2012 when stocks
bottomed I GOT a record of all you guys have said on this blog, and
let me tell's like
you EXPECT the rapture tommorrow ??

I don't work like that ok ??

EWI turned BULLISH on 3/4 OCT
and what ?? stcoks have RALLIED
the ENTIRE TIME ????

Where is the rapture Man ????

UH UH, did not happen did it.

THE TIME WILL COME, I believe that
and I keep saying it....

when SOCIAL MOOD is set up for
it. That TIME MAY be soon.

I am looking at divergences tonite
on the charts that make me so
HAPPY I listen to EWI.....

I would NOT BE LONG this market
at ALL with what I see now.
But ONLY NOW is it showing up.

For the last 4 MONTHS (with no rapture) stocks have been gettin' that correct ??

tell me, yes or no ??

U KNOW the answer >>>>>

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

SHOULD READ 3 4 OCT 2011, sorry about that, Stephen >>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Another good service that I use

by Bob Hunt....

notice he is still BULLISH on stocks.

until that CHANGES, up we go I guess.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>

GG said...


No one wants you to feel bad. We are all individuals with different points of view,simply sharing. It will work out the way the Lord has designed. We just come together and share thoughts and tender moments, that's all. It will all work out fine. You have been right about one thing, people should stay in cash :)

Have a good day! It's all good.

God Bless!!