The Disaster Cycle Bringing Ezekiel’s Fire

I left you yesterday with a rather strange thought. Our financial world follows a cycle of 8.6 years, or 3140 days.

Do we have such a strong herd instinct that we can be measured that closely?

Well apparently, this is so. I don’t like this idea any better than you do, but I am forced to agree that it’s true – especially since I’ve seen this ‘herd instinct’ in action for myself.

So, what I would like to do today is talk a bit about why this Economic Confidence Model created by Martin Armstrong is actually something to pay close attention to, and why you should be increasing your efforts to prepare for unimaginable disaster.


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The Disaster Cycle Bringing Ezekiel’s Fire

God designed and built us to exist in connection with each other. We learn from each other. We give and receive support. We help act as a brake on some of our worst tendencies. That’s why, when we exist in a proper relationship with Him, God calls us sheep.

Unfortunately, God’s sheep aren’t very good with money:

…for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. Luke 16:8b

So, be careful when going up against the financial wolves of this world.

I find it interesting that wolves also have a strong herd mentality. In fact, the only thing that really separates wolves from sheep is their source of food. But, let’s get back to talking about herd instinct.

The Herd Mentality

We tend to follow the example of others. If Dave-down-the-street makes a killing by investing in widget manufacturers, you’re probably going to do the same, and boast about it, too. In fact, everyone on your street will probably be invested in widgets, before too long.

Also, barring cultural factors, we tend to be very focused on self-preservation. I know that this seems pretty obvious, but think it through with me.

Self Preservation

When you see an obvious threat to your financial survival, you try to get your finances out of the way of that threat. If revolution is brewing in Chile, you are going to get out of the Chilean stock market. This also goes when choosing investments closer to home.

If inflation is 5%, and the government is selling a bond at 1%, are you going to buy that bond?

Of course not. You also aren’t going to let your cash sit in one place for too long while it gets eaten away by inflation. You will always – almost always – make the best financial decisions that you can.

So, how does all this apply to Martin Armstrong’s Economic Confidence Model (ECM)?

The Disaster Cycle

Couple self-interest with a herd mentality, and you have a recipe for the flow of money and capital. And yes, money is like water. It flows.

More importantly, it flows away from risk. We’ve had a lot of turmoil in Ukraine recently, so you can bet that money has flowed out of Ukraine to other parts of the world. And, there are a lot of places in the world with turmoil.

Guess who is considered the safest place in the world for money?

The United States of America. And, that’s where the money has been flowing to.

Now, does it just sit there?

It Doesn’t Just Sit There

Of course not. When money arrives at a certain place, people want their money to go to work. This creates an increase in demand for investment assets.

What happens where there is an increase in demand for something?

The price of that something goes up. That’s Economics 101.

Are you starting to understand why the bond markets and stock markets have been able to go up, even though logic would declare otherwise?

That’s right, money is flowing into the United States and into the stock markets, bond markets, and any other markets. Unfortunately, these capital flows have also created a false sense of prosperity in the US and hidden America’s ugly economic situation. It’s too bad that this ugliness cannot be hidden for long.

The Flow Reverses

Once investors begin to realize that the US isn’t as safe as they thought, they will move their money somewhere else. This will create a reduction in the demand for investments.

This brings us to another Economics 101 question:

What happens when the demand for something reduces?

The price of that something falls. And, that means that stock markets, bond markets, real estate markets, etc. fall.

This is a very crude and simple explanation for what the Economic Confidence Model tracks – the ebb and flow of money around the world. And, this model predicts the ebb for the US happening after the Summer of 2015.

It Begins In 2015

Unfortunately, the United States government has captured a massive portion of the US economy, and that weight will magnify the collapse.

It will begin with investment assets, but it will not end there. Banks will fail (and not be rescued). Private deposit accounts will be eliminated. Businesses will collapse, throwing people out of work. Unrest will explode.

How quickly this will happen is anybody’s guess, but rest assured that you do not want to be anywhere near the flashpoints for unrest as the Summer of 2015 ends. Over time, every major city will become a source of massive violence.

This will all happen over the course of the final part of 2015 and through to the middle of the Fall of 2016. Then you will get something of a breather. Things will get a little better – for a year.

When we hit the end of 2017, all Hell will break loose. There will be a complete collapse that the US will not start to recover from until the beginning of 2020.

What will happen in the meantime?

The Collapse Of The American Empire

Remember that without a good economy, you cannot have a good military. And, without a good military, you will not be able to project power beyond your borders.

When America begins to lose her economic power in late 2015, money for weapons, personnel, and spare parts will start to dry up. It won’t happen instantaneously, but it will happen. And, you won’t notice the change immediately.

What you will notice is that more and more fighter aircraft are sitting on runways, instead of in the air. Expensive weapons systems will have their production dates extended. Fewer and fewer tanks will be seen in battlefield maneuvers. Bases overseas will start to close and troops withdrawn to their home bases.

Gog And Magog Fill The Vacuum

This will create a massive power vacuum that Russia and China will be unable to fill themselves. That’s why they will be scrambling to create alliances to fill that power vacuum.

One of those alliances that will be created is described in Ezekiel 38 and 39 – Gog and Magog. That alliance will come down and attack Israel, to capture a strategic linchpin for the Middle East.

And yes, Israel really does sit on the most strategic point in the Middle East.

Ezekiel’s Fire

Via the prophet Ezekiel, God said that He would destroy this army and do something devastating to the rest of the world:

And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.Ezekiel 39:6

For the longest time, I wasn’t completely certain what that was, or how big it would be, until God pointed me here:

Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.Isaiah 30:26

For some reason, it took a while for me to make a firm connection between those two verses. But, now that I see it… well, I’m completely certain that great devastation is coming, because THAT is a solar flare bigger than anything that the world has ever experienced.

That is the fire Ezekiel was talking about – Ezekiel’s Fire.

Why do I say that there is a connection between Ezekiel 36:6 and Isaiah 30:26?

Connecting Verses For Israel’s Salvation

Well the verse after Ezekiel 39:6 says this:

So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.Ezekiel 39:7

And THAT verse is directly connected to this one:

Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.Ezekiel 36:31

That is repentance and salvation. Israel will be saved, but the world will be devastated.

Now, do you understand why Ezekiel 36, 37, 38, and 39 are combined together in a tetrad – The Ezekiel Tetrad?

The coming of Ezekiel’s Fire will leave hundreds of millions, even billions, dead. This is why you MUST pay attention to the coming of Gog and Magog – and the economic collapse that precedes it.

Only those in East Asia will have any true hope of escaping Ezekiel’s Fire.

Are you ready for this?
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15 thoughts on “The Disaster Cycle Bringing Ezekiel’s Fire”

  1. Discovered your fantastic site just a couple of months ago and have been following avidly. Bless you, brother. My question is, why East Asia? Is there a specific area that will be affected by the coming solar flare? Would love to be able to get out of this God-forsaking and increasingly Godforsaken country, but family obligations make that highly unlikely. Have to believe that, no matter what happens, we are in the hand of God, and under His providence. Are preparing for coming events as best we can.

    • Hi Melinda Robertson,

      The reason why I am saying ‘East Asia’ is that the Solar Flare, or more importantly the Coronal Mass Ejection that follows the Solar Flare, will impact the Earth as it rotates. So, it will start in Russia and the Middle East, continue over Europe and Africa, and then go on to affect North and South America – as each area rotates to face the Sun.

      It is always possible that a Solar Flare might last long enough to impact East Asia, but I believe that to be less likely than anywhere else.

      All of that is why East Asia is your best bet. It’s not a Sure Bet, but it’s your best one.

      Thank you, Melinda!

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  2. Hello John – Could you please explain why you think East Asia will escape Ezekiel’s Fire even though it is north of the equator? Thanks & keep up the great work!

    • Hi Melissa,

      I’m going to take a shortcut and copy what I said in another comment:

      The reason why I am saying ‘East Asia’ is that the Solar Flare, or more importantly the Coronal Mass Ejection that follows the Solar Flare, will impact the Earth as it rotates. So, it will start in Russia and the Middle East, continue over Europe and Africa, and then go on to affect North and South America – as each area rotates to face the Sun.

      It is always possible that a Solar Flare might last long enough to impact East Asia, but I believe that to be less likely than anywhere else.

      All of that is why East Asia is your best bet. It’s not a Sure Bet, but it’s your best one.

      I hope that this helps, Melissa. Thank you so much for your warm regard.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  3. By then I will be in a home on 1.5 acres with off grid sewer, water and electricity (solar). The sensitive electronics (charge controller, batteries, food freezer etc) will be in a room that will have screen in the walls to protect from an emp. Well head will also be protected as there are some electronics there.
    Am I forgetting anything? Will a solar panel survive an EMP?

      • I don’t know. I think they will. There is a diode in each panel, but I plan on keeping extras of those in the protected environment just in case.

        I just hope I can get it built in time. I’ll be in it by the end of the year.

        I went to a little home meeting on how to conduct a home Church and how that worked in the new testament. I am not a teacher, but this is something I’ve been mulling over that I might need to do once the wife and I get moved. I have been disappointed in Churches, and fell the pastors will not protect the flock, as it were, when push comes to shove.

  4. ‘And upon every lofty mountain & every high hill there will be rivers & streams of water, in the day of the “great slaughter” when the “towers fall”. Isaiah 30v25’ That horror has brought a time of great reflection & inspection.
    The verses before & after speak of a time of God’s healing just as the Ezekiel verses speak of Him seeking out His lost sheep.
    I dreamt the other night that I was pleading for mercy for the starving cattle & other animals but mine were ok. I live in N.Z & have had profound visions of atomic fires coming out of totally fire ravished landscapes so I believe this may happen, but isn’t it more about Joel 2v12 “Yet EVEN now return unto me with all your HEART”.

    • Hi Christine Gavin,

      God really is the Lord of the repentant heart, and I also believe that God is calling His people back to themselves. Revelation 7 speaks of those who come out of great tribulation and make their robes white in the blood of the Lamb. What’s coming is going to be a part of that.

      Thank you Christine. I’m glad that you are in New Zealand.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  5. I have to humbly disagree that Isa 30:26 is talking about a solar flare. It is describing the light of truth. It is saying that the light of the moon shall no longer represent darkness but will be as the light of the Sun which will be 7 times more powerful(which means complete) . In other words the pure truth will reign supreme. “in that day” Defines the Lord’s Day.The verses between 23-26 are Israel’s blessings not fire or a solar flare. Judgement to the nations/Assyrian does not begin until verses 27-33.

    • Hi bagemandtagem,

      That is an extremely dangerous stance to take.

      How do you know that this is a symbolic verse?

      God didn’t say that this was a symbolic passage. Nor did He say that the fire that rains down on the Earth was symbolic.

      Who gave you permission to twist the words of God like this?

      Please understand that you can ignore the truth, but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring the truth.

      Your life hangs in the balance. Fiddling with words will not change that.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little

  6. this may be sort of off topic but seems like when russia and china get their heads together more than they now appear to be, it is going to be katy bar the door for usa.
    they have considerable fire power and know exactly where “ours” is buried in the nuclear silos. we owe a whole lot of $ to china and are still buying goods from them, where is our mind,? we have no hope but to repent and call on our heavenly Father to escape the consequences of the coming ww3. i quite frankly do not know where israel fits into this picture. but in the Word, it says there will be a lot of fire coming. these flesh bodies are not our forever dwelling place.


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